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5302 Post No. : 17371

“Saanwariya”(1949) was directed by Nasrat A Mansoori for Filmistan, Bombay. The movie had Rehman, Haeez Jehan, Veera, S.L.Puri, Leela Mishra, Nasrat A Mansuri, Haroon, Hamid Butt etc in it.

The movie had ten songs in it. As many as nine songs have already been covered in the blog. Here are their details:-

Blog post number Song Date of posting Singer(s) Remarks
6755 Preet kiye pachhtaayee re saanwariya 30 September 2012 Shamshad Begam
6769 Duaa dene waalon hamen do duaayen 2 October 2012 Lalita Dewoolkar, C Ramchandra
7384 Jaani re hum jaani re 22 January 2013 Lata Mangeshkar, Geeta Dutt
9816 Chale gaye angrez english gaana nahin achcha 5 May 2014 C Ramchandra
12277 Oonchi neechi hai sadak ghoda jaaye na bhadak 29 July 2016 Shamshad Begam, C Ramchandra
13826 Bedard zamaane mein dekho…Duniya waalon dil khol hanso 20 December 2017 Shamshad Begam
16747 Zara bach ke ho zara bach ke 5 January 2022 Rafi, Lalita Dewoolkar
17166 Ab jiyen bataao kin ke liye 30 September 2022 Surinder Kaur
17366 Tumhen hum yaad karte hain 22 January 2023 C Ramchandra, Shamshad Begam

We can observe that this movie had names such as Shamshad Begam, Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar, Geeta Dutt, Surinder Kaur giving playback in this movie.

But it appears that the main singers for this movie were C Ramchandra and Lalita Dewoolkar, apart from Shamshad Begam. C Ramchandra sang four songs whereas Lalita Dewoolkar and Shamshad Begam got to sing in three songs each.

The tenth and final song from the movie is a solo song sung by Lalita Dewoolkar. It is penned by P L Santoshi. Music is composed by C Ramchandra.

Only audio of the song is available. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this song.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

With this song, all the songs of “Saanwariya”(1949) are covered in the blog. The movie thus joins the list of movies that have all their songs covered in the blog.

audio link:

Song-Mere dil ko khilauna samjho na (Saanwariya)(1949) Singer-Lalita Dewoolkar, Lyrics-P L Santoshi, MD-C Ramchandra

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

mere dil ko khilaunaa samjho na
saajnaa khilaunaa samjho na
mere dil ko khilaunaa samjho na
saajnaa khilaunaa samjho naa

do ghadee khelogey
ho o chhod dogey
do ghadee khelogey
ho o chhod dogey
mera nanhaa sa dil tum tod dogey
mera nanhaa sa dil tum tod dogey
dekho hamko padegaa phir ronaa
dekho hamko padega phir ronaa
saajnaa khilaunaa samjho na
mere dil ko khilaunaa samjho na
saajanaa khilaunaa samjho naaa

aasaan bahot hai
dil kaa lagaanaa
ke mushqil bahot hai
preet nibhaanaa
hai preet nibhaanaa
aasaan bahot hai
dil ka lagaanaa
ke mushqil bahot hai
preet nibhaanaa
hai preet nibhaanaa
aisaa karo naa ke hansey zamaanaa
aisaa karo naa ke hansey zamaanaa
saajnaa khilaunaa samjho na
mere dil ko khilaunaa samjho na
saajnaa khilaunaa samjho na


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5301 Post No. : 17366

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2013-2023) – Song No. 6
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On this date ten years back viz on 22 January 2013, six songs from six movies were covered in the blog. Here are the details:-

Blog post number Song Movie (Year) Remarks
7383 Main dekhoon tohe din raati Naina (1953) 3 songs covered out of 7 by now
7384 Jaani re hum jaani re Saanwariya(1949) 8 songs covered out of 10 by now
7385 Sab din hot na ek samaan Senapati(1961) 2 songs covered out of 7 by now
7386 Ham pyaar ki baazi haare Sazaa (1951) Movie YIPPEED with this song
7387 Mera antar ek mandir hai tera Tere Mere Sapne (1971) Movie YIPPEED by now
7388 Maine tumko chaaha pehli baar Double Cross (1973) 2 songs covered out of 5 by now

We observe that two movies (out of six movies) whose songs were covered ten years ago on this date (viz 22 January 2013) have since been YIPPEED. That leaves us with four movies that are eligible for Blog Ten Year Challenge today (22 January 2023).

Chronologically, “Sanwariya”(1949) is the oldest among the BTYC eligible movies.

“Saanwariya”(1949) was directed by Nasrat A Mansoori for Filmistan, Bombay. The movie had Rehman, Hafeez Jehan, Veera, S.L.Puri, Leela Mishra, Nasrat A Mansuri, Haroon, Hamid Butt etc in it.

The movie had ten songs in it. As many as eight songs have already been covered in the blog.

Here is the ninth song from “Sanwariya”(1949) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by C Ramchandra and Shamshad Begam. P L Santoshi is the lyricist. Music is composed by C Ramchandra.

Only audio of the song is available. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of the song.

Lyrics of the song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

audio link:

Song-Tumhen hum yaad karte hain (Sanwariya)(1949) Singers-C Ramchandra, Shamshad Begam, Lyrics-P L Santoshi, MD-C Ramchandra

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

tumhein maaloom ho maaloom ho o o
tumhein hum yaad kartey hain
tumhein hum yaad karte hain
miley ek baar phir ek baar phir r r
yehee fariyaad kartey hain
yehee fariyaad kartey hain
yaad kartey hain
yaad kartey hain

keh gayeen nazrein
jo kehnaa thhaa woh tumse keh gayeen
hasratein jo dil mein thheen
khaamosh ho kar reh gayeen
kyaa bataayein aen aen aen aen
kyaa bataayein
kaisey ab din ye guzartey hain
tumhein hum yaad karte hain
tumhein hum yaad karte hain
milein ek baar phir ek baar phir r r
yehee fariyaad kartey hain
yehee fariyaad karte hain
yaad kartey hain
yaad kartey hain

door ho hamse ke
jitnaa door hai woh aasmaan
paas ho hum se ke jitnaa aa
hai jigar ke paas jaan
dard samjhaa hai
tumhein aen aen aen
dard samjhaa hai
tumhein aur dil mein rakhte hain
tumhein hum yaad karte hain
tumhein hum yaad karte hain
milein ek baar phir ek baar phir r r
yehee fariyaad kartey hain
yehee fariyaad karte hain
yaad kartey hain
yaad kartey hain


This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of atulsongaday.me, then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

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5291 Post No. : 17326

#the Decade of Fifties – 1951 – 1960 #
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#(Birth Anniversary of C. Ramchandra – A tribute)
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Today 12th January’2023 is the one hundred and fifth birth anniversary of one of the greatest music directors of Hindi Cinema C. Ramchandra.

He was born on 12th January’1918 and passed away on 5th Janunary’1982.

On this occasion as a tribute to him I am presenting a song from the ‘1955’ movie ‘Luteraa’.

This movie had made its debut on the blog on 23.10.2013 with one of its songs posted on the blog then. However that remains the only song from this movie to be covered on the blog so far.

Today’s song is the second song from this movie to be posted on the blog.

“Luteraa-1955” was directed by Ravindra Dave for ‘Pancholi Productions’.

It was produced by Dalsukh M. Pancholi.

This movie had Naseer Khan, Zabeen, Beghampara, Nazeer Hussain, David, Om Prakash, Noor, Shyam Lal, Ramesh Thakur, Prakash, Ramlal, Master Ashok, Bhalla and others.

Kamal and Mridula make a guest appearance in this movie.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 13.10.1955.

This movie has eight songs written by two lyricists. Rajinder Krishan wrote seven songs and Janisar Akhtar wrote one song for this movie.

Here is the list of songs in this movie :-

SNo Song Title Singer/s Posted On
01 Mera ammi se pyaar rahe Asha Bhonsle, Sabita Bannerjee
02 Zindagi denewaale se fariyaad hai Lata Mangeshkar
03 Saaz bajaati maykhaane mein chham chham aayi ** Asha Bhonsle
04 Lo ishq muskuraaya…aankhon mein rang chhaaya Lata Mangeshkar
05 Mujhe bhi maut ka paighaam … Lata Mangeshkar
06 Ik pyaar bhara dil laaya hoon Asha Bhonsle, Rafi
07 Jaan gaye, ham jaan gaye, tum kaun ho Asha Bhonsle
08 Veeraan mera dil hai dil ki bahaar aaja Lata Mangeshkar, Rafi 23.10.2013

** (Lyrics for this song are written by Janisar Akhtar and all other songs are written by Rajinder Krishan).

Today’s song is a melancholic song sung by Lata Mangeshkar. Lyrics are by Rajinder Krishan.

Let us listen to today’s song and pay our tributes to the great music director and singer C. Ramchandra ji.

Audio

Song-Mujhe bhi maut ka paighaam aa jaaye to achcha ho (Luteraa)(1955) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-C Ramchandra

Lyrics

nazar ke saamne ae
jab lut gayaa aa aa
jahaan mera aa
koyi bataaye
thhikaana hai
ab kahaan mera aa
mujhe bhi maut ka paighaam aa jaaye
to achchha ho
mujhe bhi maut ka paighaam aa jaaye
to achchha ho
hamesha ke liye aaraam
aa jaaye to achchha ho o

tumhaare saath jeene ki
tamanna thhi huyi rukhsat
tumhaare saath jeene ki
tamanna thhi huyi rukhsat
agar ab zindagi ki shaam
aa jaaye to achchaa ho
mujhe bhi maut ka paighaam aa jaaye
to achchha ho

mubaarak ho tujhi ko
ab khushi ke jaam ae duniya
mubaarak ho tujhi ko
ab khushi ke jaam ae duniya
yahaan to zehar ka ik jaam
aa jaaye to achchha ho
yahaan to zehar ka ik jaam
aa jaaye to achchha ho
mujhe bhi maut ka paighaam aa jaaye
to achchha ho


This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of atulsongaday.me, then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

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5271 Post No. : 17280

Today’s song is a comedy duet from the film Jhamela-1953.

The song is sung by Chitalkar and Sunder Singh – the comedian. Many of you would be surprised if I tell you that in the beginning of his career, Sunder-the well known comedian was a Hero in many films. Not only this, but also that he was a good singer and he has sung as many as 40 songs in as many as 25 films !

In the world of Hindi cinema, there are many such surprises. Can you believe that the actor Ranjan ( Ramnarayan Venkataraman Sarma) was a highly qualified and educated editor of a Music and Dance Magazine in Madras and that he was selected for a film role by a producer, when he was seen by that Producer, when Ranjan was standing in a bus queue ? Ranjan was a Fencing champion of International Olympic standard.
Can you imagine that another comedian and a character actor Janakidas Mehra had represented India in 3 International sports meets as a Cyclist and an Athlete and that he was the only Indian to win the British Empire games Distinction medal ?
Can you believe that the child actor Shashi kapoor (Sr.) left his prospering film career after doing 21 roles in Hindi films and became a Maths professor in the Western Michigan University and taught for 30 years ?

Well, well,well ! I can write a full article, only on such wonders of film artistes. Like their Glory stories, artistes also had sad stories. Once a shining star in the industry some stars ended their lives in the most pathetic way. Music Director Bulo C Rani immolated himself and when the pain became unbearable, he ran on the road screaming for help and died finally falling on the road .
Singing prodigy Parshuram begged on road daily and died drunk on the road of Bandra. His body was burnt by the Municipality as an unclaimed and unknown person.
Actress and singer Vatsala Kumthekar became mad, lived on the road and one day died as an unknown beggar.
Actress singer Rattanbai and actor Wasti begged near the Haji Ali Darga and opposite Liberty Cinema in Bombay, in their last days.
Lalita Pawar, Nalini Jayawant and Parveen Babi died lonely and their bodies were discovered after 3-4 days, by their neighbours and relatives.

Coming back to Sunder Singh, let us see his short Bio… For a long time,I was searching for information on comedian Sunder. I got hold of a 2 page detailed article on Sunder, but it was in Punjabi- which I could not read or use. I found a small paragraph on Sunder in Sanjit Narvekar ji’s book ” Eena Meena Deeka”. Lastly, I requested Harish Raghuwanshi ji for help. Despite his failing health, he promptly sent me articles in Hindi, English and Gujarati, on Sunder. He is such a helpful person. May God give him a healthy life.
Sunder Singh aka Sunder was born in Sialkot, Punjab on 10th August 1916. His father was working in Madon Theatres, Calcutta. Sunder also started working there. Initially, for a long period,he did Girl’s roles. Once his work was seen by H.S.Rawail (Director in later life). He was quite impressed. Later Rawail started working with R.N.Vaidya as his assistant in direction.Meanwhile Sunder started working in Talkie films. His first film,where he was credited, was ” Na hone wali baat”-38. Before that, Rawail and Vaidya were preparing to make the film Banke Sipahi-37.Rawail recommended Sunder and Vaidya gave him an uncredited small role in that film.

Sunder and Rawail became good friends and started staying in one flat in Calcutta. After a few films here, they both went to Lahore and Sunder got the Hero’s role in the film ” Shukriya”-44. There were 4 Heroines in the film- Ramola, Rooplekha, Manorama and Raksha. Sunder’s role in this film was that of a young man from a village and Ramola was from a City. Sunder’s one song from this film-‘ Nayanon ke teer chala gayee ek shehar ki laundiya’ became very popular all over India, However the song was banned in Punjab due to its lyrics. After this they both came back to Calcutta.

His next film was Albeli-45, in which too there were 4 Heroines- Ramola, Rooplekha, Manorama and Usha. In the 40’s , Sunder acted in many films like Arabian Nights, Baap, Shabri, Chandrashekhar, Ek aurat, Grihalaxmi, Lottery, Samapti, Jhoothi kasme, Savyasachi, Do baaten, Shadi ke baad, Bawra, Khiladi, Nai Bhabhi etc. In Calcutta, Sunder got married to a girl from his community. Rawail left for Bombay. After a few months, Sunder also returned to Bombay.

Rawail was very happy to get him back and gave him roles in almost all of his films. Not only Rawail, but also J.Om Prakash, Mohan Kumar, Lekhraj Bhakri, Manoj kumar etc gave him roles in all their films and he became a busy actor. He was at one time, in great demand. He was quite popular due to his nature.In the decade of 50’s he did 88 films, which increased in the 60s and 70s. In the 80s however films came haltingly.

From singing Hero, he became a Junior artiste( extra), in presence of the new crop of actors. The role of comedians was on decline, as Heroes like Amitabh and others did comedy scenes themselves. His health started troubling him. His last film was probably Bahurani-89. He became ill for a long time and finally died on 5-3-1992. Sunder acted in 436 films. He was a good singer and sang his own songs in early cinemas. In all, Sunder sang 40 songs in 25 films. ( Thanks to Harish Raghuwanshi ji for material for adaptation.)

The Music Director of Jhamela-1953 was C.Ramchandra. He and Bhagawan were very good friends from 1936 onwards, when they had first met. That time CR was working under Music Director Meer Saheb, as a Harmonium player and his assistant and Bhagwan was acting in the films of Harishchandra Rao and Chandra Rao Kadam. They were masters in making stunt and action films. In Minerva Movietone of Sohrab Modi, CR worked under several MDs. First it was Bundu khan, then came Habib Khan. After this came B.S.Hoogan. CR learnt many things from Hoogan, especially how to play Indian ragas on western instruments as well as how to make tunes. After Hoogan came Meer Sahib. During the shooting of the film ‘ Bahadur Kissan’, CR and Bhagwan became friends.

With Bhagwan’s help, CR got 2 Tamil films as a M.D. and then made his Debut with Bhagwan’s film “Sukhi Jeevan” in Hindi as a Music Director ,in 1942. Thus they were thick friends till Jhamela-1953. All those years Bhagwan made stunt films and CR gave music to his films as “Anna Saheb”. Due to his encouragement and persistence, Bhagwan jumped into Social films with the film “Albela ”-1951. The film made history in music and a grand run as a film.Even today, the film draws crowds. This was the first film of bhagwan when CR gave music as “C.Ramchandra ” and not Anna Saheb.

CR described all this in his Marathi autobiography – माझ्या जीवनाची सरगम . This book, published in 1977 was never translated into Hindi or English. I ran a series of ” CR and Lata Songs” on this Blog from 30-1-2013 to 11-2-2013, in which I had translated his Marathi autobiography into English serially in each post.`Seeing this translation, many people suggested that I publish the English translation of the Marathi book. The book was copyrighted by the son and daughter of CR , who are practicing doctors in the USA. I always denied doing this, even though great pressure was put on me.

I believe, two years ago its Hindi version came out and last year the book was published in English, though with a different format and a different Title. I am a great fan of CR, but I feel that his autobiography details his sexepades more than his musical journey. In that context, it is a boring book.

Although Bhagwan’s first Social Film Albela became a great Hit giving him name, fame and money, Bhagwan could never repeat this success ever in his life again. He tried all possible ways, conjuring the same team of actors,Lyricist and MD but success always eluded him. More than anything these attempts drained him of his reputation and riches. He had to sell his 7 cars and 4 bungalows and go back to his old Chawl life in a 2 room house. His age was increasing and he landed up doing small,insignificant roles like an ‘Extra’.

Jhamela-53 also became the cause of an unrepairable rift between Bhagwan and CR. CR also lost the companionship of Lata Mangeshkar and his friend Rajinder krishen within the next few years. This is life in the Film Line !

Today’s song is a comedy and fun song between two friends. Enjoy…..


Song- Tu thahar abhi main aaya (Jhamela)(1953) Singers-Chitalkar, Sunder Singh, Lyricist- Rajendra krishna, MD- C.Ramchandra

Lyrics

Tu thahar abhi main aaya
manzoor
Tu thahar abhi main aaya
paape tu thahar abhi main aaya
ho ho tu thahar
abhi main aaya,/em.

Tu thahar abhi main aaya
Tu thahar abhi main aaya
aha
Tu thahar abhi main aaya
nahin
Tu thahar abhi main aaya
paape
Tu thahar abhi main aaya
achcha
arre der na karna bhaiyya
bas abhi gaya
abhi aaya
thank you
Tu thahar abhi main aaya
Tu thahar abhi main aaya

mujhe chhod ke jaa na akela
ho jaaye na koi jhamela
mere paas bahut hai rupaiyya
arre zara jaldi aana
bhaiyya
main pardesi ghabraaya
haa haa
tu thahar abhi main aayapapa tu
manzoor
Tu thahar abhi main aaya
papa tu thahar abhi main aaga
lala tu theher abhi main aaya

meri jeb hai mera khazaana
santanan baje taraana
arre balidaan ki duniya
noton ki na jhalak dikhaana
main tu kehke ho pachhtaaya
haha
Tu thahar abhi main aaya
Tu thahar abhi main aaya

dhan daulat ek museebat
ye duniya bhar ki laanat
thhodi ho to bhookh lagaaye
ho bahut to neend na aaye
bhai ye to sach farmaaya
haha
tu thahar ahi main aaya
no
tu thahar abhi main aaya
bhaiyya
tu thahar abhi main aaya
lala
tu thahar abhi main aaya
pape
tu thahar abhi main aaya

arre der na karna bhaiyya
bas abhi gaya abhi aaya
thank you


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5187 Post No. : 17166

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2012-2022) – Song No. 101
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Ten years back on this date viz on 30th September 2012, seven songs from seven different movies were covered on the blog. Here are the details:-

Blog post number Song Movie (Year) Remarks
6753 Jaao sidhaaro fateh paao Laal e Yaman(1933) Movie YIPPEED by now
6754 Dhadke mera dil mujhko jawaani raam kasam na bhaaye Baabul (1950) Movie YIPPEED by now
6755 Preet kiye pachhtaayee re saanwariya Saanwariya(1949) 7 songs covered out of 10 by now
6756 Kaaghaz ki meri naao Do Dil (1947) Movie YIPPEED by now
6757 Saawan ke jhhoole pade Jurmaana(1979) Movie YIPPEED by now
6758 Kismet ki jeb mein angoothha naseeb ka Manpasand(1980) 7 songs covered out of 9 by now
6759 Mausam mastaana hai dil deewaana hai Laalach(1983) One song covered out of 5 by now

We can observe that four movies (out of seven) whose songs were covered on this date ten years ago have since been YIPPEED. That leaves us with three movies that are eligible for Blog Ten Year Challenge today on 30 september 2022.

“Saanwariya”(1949) is one such movie.

“Saanwariya”(1949) was directed by directed by Nasrat A Mansoori for Filmistan, Bombay. The movie had Rehman, Haeez Jehan, Veera, S.L.Puri, Leela Mishra, Nasrat A Mansuri, Haroon, Hamid Butt etc in it.

“Saanwariya”(1949) had ten songs in it. Seven songs have been covered so far.

Here is the eighth song from “Saanwariya”(1949) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Surinder Kaur. P L Santoshi is the lyricist. Music is composed by C Ramchandra.

Lyrics of the song and other details were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

Only audio of the song is available. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of the melancholic song.

Audio link:

Song-Ab jiyen bataao kin ke liye (Saanwariya)(1949) Singer-Surinder Kaur, Lyrics-P L Santoshi, MD-C Ramchandra

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

ye laakhon hasratein aen aen
ye laakhon armaan aan
dil mein aen chhipaaye ae ae
jinn ke liye aey

woh bhee hamaarey ae ho na sakey
ab jiyein bataao kin ke liye ae
ab jiyein bataao kin ke liye
jin ke sahaarey ae ae ho na sakey
aansoo bahaayen kin ke liye ae ae
ab jiyein bataao kin ke liye

dard ki duniyaa aa
de ke gaye woh
keh ke gaye ae ae ye ae
duaa samjho o
haan aan aan aaan
hamaaree tumhaaree mohabbat kaa aa aa
ye khatam fasaanaa aa
huaa samjho o o
unke liye ae
meree
laakhon duaayein aen
qasmein uthhaaye jin ke liye
ab jiyein bataao kin ke liye ae
ab jiyein bataao kin ke liye
jin ke sahaarey ae ae ho na sakey
aansoo bahaayein kin ke liye ae ae
ab jiyein bataao kin ke liye


This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of atulsongaday.me, then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

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5180 Post No. : 17156

Today’s song is from the film Lehren-1953. It was made by ” New Sai Productions” Bombay. It was a film production company floated by C.Ramchandra, his close friend actor Omprakash and Lata Mangeshkar. They produced Jhanjhar-1953, Leharen-1953 and Duniya gol hai-1955 ( directed by Omprakash himself.) These films were neither successful nor their music became popular.

When the film Jhanjhar-1953 was about to be released, C. Ramchandra and Lata Mangeshkar went to Punjab to attend the release function of the film. In this visit, Lata Mangeshkar spoke to singer Nurjehan in Pakistan, from her hotel room telephone and they decided to meet each other. Accordingly Lata and Nurjehan met on the “No Man’s Land” between the Indo-Pak border. They embraced each other and spent a lot of time together.

Another noteworthy event happened when the film Jhanjhar was in the making. At that time C.Ramchandra, under a loose contract with Filmistan, was also giving music to Filmistan’s ” Anarkali’. Directors in Filmistan knew that he was also making his own film Jhanjhar and they suspected that he may be neglecting music of Anarkali at the cost of Jhanjhar. He was sent a legal notice accusing him of this. However, Jhanjhar released first, flopped and then Anarkali was released. Anarkali music became a superhit and Jhanjhar was nowhere. The legal case was happily dropped and C Ramchandra was also awarded a gift from Filmistan for its music !

Film Lehren-1953 was directed by H. S.Rawail and the 10 songs of the film were written by Rajendra krishna. Rajendra Krishna (6-6-1919 to 23-9-1987. Songs 1671 for 269 films) and C.Ramchandra were very good friends. They came together from C. Ramchandra[‘s film Patanga-1949. Together they worked in 52 films. However, in 1958 this friendship broke up. The story is….in 1958 C.Ramchandra was called to Madras by producer S.S.Vasan of Gemini Films. He was offered the film Raaj Tilak for music. This was a remake of Vasan’s hit Tamil film ” Vanjikottai Valiban”. A Telugu remake was also on cards and C.Ramchandra was to give music to Hindi and Telugu versions. He had already given music to the Tamil original. He gladly accepted and wanted to call Rajendra krishna to write the songs. To his shock, Vasan objected to calling Rajendra krishna. Vasan was angry at him because he had written songs for his competitor AVM’s 2 films Bhai Bhai-1956 and Bhabhi-1957. Both films’ songs were popular and hits also. Vasan asked Ramchandra to suggest some other name. He suggested P.L.Santoshi and it was accepted. The music was completed for Raaj Tilak-1958.

C.Ramchandra went back to Bombay and started making songs for the film Amardeep along with Rajendra krishna. After the music was set, Rajendra Krishna came to know that C.Ramchandra had replaced him with Santoshi for a South film. He was enraged and broke their partnership. Rajendra krishna was also popular in South and he started suggesting the Southern producers names of Chitragupta and Ravi as Music Directors. C. Ramchandra stopped getting any films from Madras. At that time even Lata left him after recording 2 songs of the film Amardeep-1958. C.Ramchandra’s bad period had begun…..

The cast of the film Lehren-1953 was Shyama, Kishore Kumar, Shakuntala, Bipin Gupta, Iftikhar, Sunder, Johnny Walker, Leela Mishra and others. In this film, Raj kapoor was a Guest Artiste. Also Omprakash’s brother Pachhi did a small role in this film. Later Pachhi became a big Producer of Hindi films himself. In this film 6 singers were used for 10 songs. The singers were Mohd. Rafi, Kishore kumar, Hiemant kumar, Lata Mangeshkar, Shamshad Begum and Sunder. Today’s fun song is sung by Mohd. Rafi and Sunder. To most readers Sunder was a comedian, but Sunder Singh was a Hero in his early films and sang many songs in his own films.

For a long time,I was searching for information on comedian Sunder. I got hold of a 2 page detailed article on Sunder, but it was in Punjabi- which I could not read or use. I found a small paragraph on Sunder in Sanjit Narvekar ji’s book ” Eena Meena Deeka”. Lastly, I requested Harish Raghuwanshi ji for help. Despite his failing health, he promptly sent me articles in Hindi, English and Gujarati, on Sunder. He is such a helpful person. May God give him a healthy life.

Sunder Singh aka Sunder was born in Sialkot, Punjab on 10th August 1916. His father was working in Madon Theatres, Calcutta. Sunder also started working there. Initially, for a long period,he did Girl’s roles. Once his work was seen by H.S.Rawail (Director in later life). He was quite impressed. Later Rawail started working with R.N.Vaidya as his assistant in direction.Meanwhile Sunder started working in Talkie films. His first film,where he was credited, was ” Na hone wali baat”-38. Before that, Rawail and Vaidya were preparing to make the film Banke Sipahi-37.Rawail recommended Sunder and Vaidya gave him an uncredited small role in that film.

Sunder and Rawail became good friends and started staying in one flat in Calcutta. After a few films here, they both went to Lahore and Sunder got the Hero’s role in the film ” Shukriya”-44. There were 4 Heroines in the film- Ramola, Rooplekha, Manorama and Raksha. Sunder’s role in this film was that of a young man from a village and Ramola was from a City. Sunder’s one song from this film-‘ Nayanon ke teer chala gayee ek shehar ki laundiya’ became very popular all over India, However the song was banned in Punjab due to its lyrics. After this they both came back to Calcutta.

His next film was Albeli-45, in which too there were 4 Heroines- Ramola, Rooplekha, Manorama and Usha. In the 40’s , Sunder acted in many films like Arabian Nights, Baap, Shabri, Chandrashekhar, Ek aurat, Grihalaxmi, Lottery, Samapti, Jhoothi kasme, Savyasachi, Do baaten, Shadi ke baad, Bawra, Khiladi, Nai Bhabhi etc. In Calcutta, Sunder got married to a girl from his community. Rawail left for Bombay. After a few months, Sunder also returned to Bombay.

Rawail was very happy to get him back and gave him roles in almost all of his films. Not only Rawail, but also J.Om Prakash, Mohan Kumar, Lekhraj Bhakri, Manoj kumar etc gave him roles in all their films and he became a busy actor. He was at one time, in great demand. He was quite popular due to his nature.In the decade of 50’s he did 88 films, which increased in the 60s and 70s. In the 80s however films came haltingly.

From singing Hero, he became a Junior artiste( extra), in presence of the new crop of actors. The role of comedians was on decline, as Heroes like Amitabh and others did comedy scenes themselves. His health started troubling him. His last film was probably Bahurani-89. He became ill for a long time and finally died on 5-3-1992. Sunder acted in 436 films. He was a good singer and sang his own songs in early cinemas. In all, Sunder sang 40 songs in 25 films. ( Thanks to Harish Raghuwanshi ji for material for adaptation.)

The story of the film Lehren-1953 was….The story of Lehren-53 revolves around 3 characters. One Hero and 2 Heroines. Kishore loves Shakuntala and treats Shyama sympathetically because she had lost her parents. She stays with her uncle omprakash. Shyama however takes Kishore’s sympathy as his love for her. Even his uncle and Kishore’s best friend Sunder think that way. This happens because Kishore feels too shy to express his love for Shakuntala. This situation becomes very embarrassing for Kishore, especially as he is pushed to marry Shyama. This part of the story is upto Interval.

After Interval, Kishore tries very hard to get out of this tricky situation and succeeds by first telling the truth to Sunder and then to uncle Omprakash. They make a plan so that Shyama overhears Kishore’s love dialogues to Shakuntala. But this has an opposite effect. Shyama thinks that Kishore has played a double game with both the girls.

At the end, all misunderstandings are cleared( for which Shakuntala had to pretend her suicide and sacrifice to allow Shyama and Kishore to get married). Shyama steps back and Kishore and Shakuntala are married.

Let us now enjoy the comedy song, by Rafi and Sunder Singh.


Song-Kehta hoon sach ke jhoothh ki aadat nahin mujhe (Lehren)(1953) singers-Sunder, Rafi, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-C Ramchandra
Both

Lyrics

Duniya jhol hai
ae jee hum na kehte thhe
ke duniya jhol hai
aur tum samahte thhe ke beta gol hai
waah
aah
samhe mama
kehta hoon ke
kehta hoon sach
ke jhoothh ki aadat nahin mujhe
kehta hoon sach
ke jhoothh ke jhoothh ki aadat nahin mujhe
ae jaaneman
kisi se adaawat nahin mujhe
ae jaaneman
kisi se adaawat nahin mujhe
kehta hoon sach
ke jhoothh ki aadat nahin mujhe
kehta hoon sach
ke jhoothh ki aadat nahin mujhe
ae jaaneman kisi se adaawat nahin mujhe
ae jaaneman kisi se adaawat nahin mujhe

ae jee achche bure ko dekh ke
achche bure ko dekh ke
kehta hoon saaf baat
kya
arre suno to mama
arre achche bure ko dekh ke
arre kehta hoon saaf baat
arre din ho to din kahoonga
agar raat ho o o to raat
ahahaha

arre jhoothe kaa
kya
munh kaala

arre nahin
suno to mama
arre jhhoote ka saathh
dene ki aadat nahin mujhe
jhhoothe ka saath dene ki aadat nahin mujhe
ae jaaneman kisi se adaawat nahin mujhe
ae jaaneman kisi se adaawat nahin mujhe

aa aa aa aa aa
aji jaaiye bhi aap to
jhoothon ke baap hain

aji mama ee
dekho main to nahin hoon
per aap hain
aa aa aa aa
ab chhodiye jee peechha
ke fursat nahin mujhe
ab chhodiye jee peechha
ke fursat nahin mujhe

ae jaaneman kisi se adaawat nahin mujhe
ae jaaneman kisi se adaawat nahin mujhe

kehta hoon sach ke jhoothh ki ee ee ee ee ee ee ee
kehta hoon sach ke jhoothh kee ee ee ee ee ee ee
kehta hoon
o kehta hoon
o kehta hoon
o kehta hoon
sach ke jhoothh ki aadat nahin mujhe

kehta hoon sach
ke jhoothh ki aadat nahin mujhe
ae jaaneman kisi se adaawat nahin mujhe
ae jaaneman kisi se adaawat nahin mujhe ae ae


This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of atulsongaday.me, then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day :

5131 Post No. : 17086

Today’s song is a comedy duet from the film ‘Roshni’ (1949).

The film was made by Standard Pictures Corporation, Bombay. It was directed by Ramanlal Desai and the MD was C Ramchandra. The lyricist was PL Santoshi. The cast of the film was Rehana, Nihal, Pran, VH Desai, Mumtaz Ali, Sophia, Chand Barq, Indira, Shama, Zarine, Ishrat etc.

After making it in Hindi films as an MD for film ‘Sukhi Jeevan’ (1942), C Ramchandra had joined Jayant Desai productions on a salary of Rs. 300 pm. He gave successful films like ‘Bhaktaraj’ (1943), ‘Zaban’ (1943), ‘Lalkar’ (1944), ‘Manorama’ (1944) and ‘Samrat Chandragupta’ (1945), C Ramchandra felt that he deserved a salary increase. As Jayant Desai was not ready to increase it to his desire, he left the company. After a few months, with the help of Kavi Pradeep, C Ramchandra joined Filmistan, where he got what he wanted, namely salary of Rs. 1,000 pm and freedom to give music to outside films also.

While he continued with Filmistan, he reached his peak in career by giving hit musicals like ‘Safar’ (1946), ‘Shehnai’ (1947), ‘Sajan’ (1947), ‘Nadiya Ke Paar’ (1948), ‘Khidki’ (1948), ‘Patanga’ (1949), ‘Sargam’ (1950) and many more. Meanwhile he was giving music to films of other production companies, but managing a proper balance with Filmistan films. ‘Roshni’ (1949) was also one such film.

Taking a look at the cast, I found 3 actresses of interest, about whom not much is known to common lovers of old films and music. The first was Shama. During the period of 1930’s and the 1940’s, there were 3 actresses with the name Shama or Shyama. The first of them was Shyama Zutshi, second was Shama Dulari and the third was actress Shyama, who ruled in the 50’s and the 60’s with over 160 films.

Shyama Zutshi was the first Kashmiri Girl who joined films in 1934. She acted in many films, some of which are :-

1 ‘Vishnu Bhakti’ in 1934
2 ‘Laila Majnu’ in 1935
3 ‘Khooni Jadugar’ in 1939
4 ‘Kaarwaan e Hayaat’ in 1935

Shyama Zutshi belonged to a well to do family of Lahore. Her father was a barrister. She was quite a successful and sought after actress but suddenly she moved out from films and focused on politics and freedom struggle. Shyama was a congress leader .

Another reason for her to quit films was the presence of a fellow Kashmiri Actor Chander Mohan Wattal. Chander Mohan would always tell her to quit as according to him acting in films was not meant for girls from good families . Chander Mohan Wattal opposed the entry of Kashmiri girls to films .

The second was Shama Dulari. Not much is known about her personal life. Shyama Dulari hailed from a small city of Madhya Pradesh. She was interested in acting and had acted in school and college dramas. After education, she came to Bombay and appeared for a screen test and interview at Filmistan. She passed the test, but did not like the salary that was offered.

She went to Poona and met WZ Ahmed of Shalimar Pictures. He was quite impressed with her and signed an exclusive contract for 3 years, offering her a very lucrative salary. However in the next two years she acted only in two films – ‘Meerabai’ (1947) and ‘Shehzadi’ (1947). Due to the contract, she could not work anywhere else also.

After 1947, when Ahmed migrated to Pakistan along with Neena, she came to Bombay. Jayant Desai signed her for the lead role in the film ‘Lakhpati’. Unfortunately, due to her father’s illness, she had to leave Bombay and go back to her native city in MP. She came back and tried to get work. She worked in films like ‘Rangeela Rajasthan’ (1949), ‘Shair’ (1949), ‘Roshni’ (1949), ‘Rooplekha’ (1949), ‘Naqli Baap’ (1949), ‘Jal Tarang’ (1949), ‘Ek Teri Nishani’ (1949), ‘Char Din’ and ‘Dolti Naiya’ (1950). Her last known film was ‘Babul’ (1950) wherein she did a small role.

No information after that. Problem was that at the same time the famous actresses Shyama (Khurshid Akhtar) and Shyama Dulari were in the film line. Shyama initially was acting under the names like Baby Akhtar, Baby Khurshid and Baby Shyama; whereas Shama Dulari was credited as Shama, Shama Dulari and sometimes Shyama also. I listed films in Shyama’s name and tried to see the credits of films which were available. Though very few films are available on You Tube, I tried to separate the films for Shama Dulari based on her credits and by conjuncture. Still there could be some errors, which will be corrected when proof comes up suitably.

The third was Shyama, too well known to write anything about. We all know her well.

The case of Shama Dulari was different. She was actually a victim of an intentional restrictive contract. When she signed a contract with WZ Ahmed of Shalimar Pictures, Poona, little did she know that she would rot there without work for 3 years ! The company used her only in 2 films – ‘Shehzadi’ (1947) and ‘Meerabai’ (1947). Rest of the time she was paid only half salary and legally she was prohibited from working elsewhere. It was only after Ahmed migrated to Pakistan, with Neena and without paying the staff salaries, she became a free bird.

Such cases were not uncommon in the Hindi film industry. This happened with actress Meena Shorey too (Lara Lappa girl) and Sohrab Modi, who demanded Rs. 60,000 from her to remove a legal case against her for breaking their contract and working in a Lahore film. It was with the intervention of Mehtab, that the amount was reduced to Rs. 30,000, which Meena had to pay through her nose to avoid legal action.

Same happened with Mrudula, the first heroine of Dilip Kumar in the film ‘Jwaar Bhata’ (1944). She had signed a contract with Devika Rani of Bombay Talkies for work in the films. However, after ‘Jwaar Bhata’, she did not get any film. After 1945 end, Devika Rani left Bombay Talkies, selling all her shares and getting married to ‎Svetoslav Roerich,  a Russian artiste, leaving Mrudula to rot for the remaining 3 years without work and thus spoiling her career.

This also took place with the firebrand actress Shanta Apte, when Prabhat Film company threatened her to take legal action if she worked in films of other companies, breaking their contract. She was a tough person. She staged a demonstration at the gates of Prabhat film company and also sat for Fasting (अन्न सत्याग्रह). Newspaper reporters were called, and for the fear of bad publicity, Prabhat compromised and relieved Shanta Apte unconditionally !

The third name in the cast is Indira (Wadkar). In the 40’s and 50’s, there were 3 Indira named actresses. Indira Wadkar, Indira Billi (heroine of some Punjabi films) and Indira Bansal – the fat comedienne. Hansa Wadkar’s father had three sisters, Kesharbai, Indirabai and Sushilabai. Sushila was married to Master Vinayak, a renowned actor-director of the early era of Indian cinema. The elder sister as well as Indira Wadkar were acting in films and Indira was a classical singer as well. Indira acted in several films including ‘Duniya Kya Hai’ (aka ‘Resurrection’) (1937) and in films of Vinayak’s production company Hans Films like ‘Devata’ (1939) in Marathi. Indira used the surname Wadkar to avoid using the family name Salgaokar, for fear of reprisal from society against women acting in films. Her older sister, Kesharbai, was working in a film made by MG Rangnekar and suggested that Indira Wadkar work in films to sustain her family. She acted in 11 Hindi films. She was a popular shrewish mother in law in Marathi films.

Today’s song is a comedy duet sung by Chitalkar and Shamshad Begum. Enjoy.


Song- Mere dil ka dil ka mere dil ka kabootar(Roshni)(1949) Singers-Chitalkar, Shamshad Begam, Lyrics-P L Santoshi, MD-C Ramchandra
Chitalkar + Shamshad Begam

Lyrics

mere dil ka dil ka
mere dil ka
o mere dil ka kabootar
tere chhajje pe bole
tere chhajje pe bole
gutar goon goon goon goon goon goon
gutar goon goon goon goon goon goon
gutar goon goon..hoon
mere dil ka dil ka
mere dil ka kabootar

tere gali ke karoon main sau sau phere
saanjh sawere
tere gali ke karoon main sau sau phere
saanjh sawere
duniya kahe tu laila hai meri
main tera majnu
duniya kahe tu laila hai meri
main tera majnu
gutar goon goon goon goon goon goon
gutar goon goon goon goon goon goon
gutar goon goon..hoon
mere dil ka dil ka mere dil ka
haan mere dil ka kabootar tere chhajje pe bole
tere chhajje pe bole
gutar goon goon goon goon goon goon
gutar goon goon goon goon goon goon
gutar goon goon..hoon
mere dil ka dil ka
mere dil ka kabootar

gali ke phere na kar more raja
ankhiyon mein aa jaa more raja
gali ke phere na kar more raja
ankhiyon mein aa jaa more raja
nazar bachaa ke main duniya se
palkon mein rakh loon
nazar bachaa ke main duniya se
palkon mein rakh loon
gutar goon goon goon goon goon goon
gutar goon goon goon goon goon goon
gutar goon goon..hoon
mere dil ka dil ka mere dil ka
haan mere dil ka kabootar
tere chhajje pe bole
tere chhajje pe bole
gutar goon goon goon goon goon goon
gutar goon goon goon goon goon goon
gutar goon goon..hoon
mere dil ka dil ka
mere dil ka kabootar

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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मेरे दिल का दिल का
मेरे दिल का
ओ मेरे दिल का कबूतर
तेरे छज्जे पे बोले
तेरे छज्जे पे बोले
गुटर गूँ गूँ गूँ गूँ गूँ गूँ
गुटर गूँ गूँ गूँ गूँ गूँ गूँ
गुटर गूँ गूँ गूँ॰॰हूँ
मेरे दिल का दिल का
मेरे दिल का
मेरे दिल का कबूतर

तेरी गली के करूँ मैं सौ सौ फेरे
साँझ सवेरे
तेरी गली के करूँ मैं सौ सौ फेरे
साँझ सवेरे
दुनिया कहे तू लैला है मेरी
मैं तेरा मजनूँ
दुनिया कहे तू लैला है मेरी
मैं तेरा मजनूँ
गुटर गूँ गूँ गूँ गूँ गूँ गूँ
गुटर गूँ गूँ गूँ गूँ गूँ गूँ
गुटर गूँ गूँ गूँ॰॰हूँ
मेरे दिल का दिल का
मेरे दिल का
हाँ मेरे दिल का कबूतर
तेरे छज्जे पे बोले
तेरे छज्जे पे बोले
गुटर गूँ गूँ गूँ गूँ गूँ गूँ
गुटर गूँ गूँ गूँ गूँ गूँ गूँ
गुटर गूँ गूँ गूँ॰॰हूँ
मेरे दिल का दिल का
मेरे दिल का कबूतर

गली के फेरे ना कर मोरे राजा
अँखियों में आजा मोरे राजा
गली के फेरे ना कर मोरे राजा
अँखियों में आजा मोरे राजा
नज़र बचा के मैं दुनिया से
पलकों में रख लूँ
नज़र बचा के मैं दुनिया से
पलकों में रख लूँ
गुटर गूँ गूँ गूँ गूँ गूँ गूँ
गुटर गूँ गूँ गूँ गूँ गूँ गूँ
गुटर गूँ गूँ गूँ॰॰हूँ
मेरे दिल का दिल का
मेरे दिल का
हाँ मेरे दिल का कबूतर
तेरे छज्जे पे बोले
तेरे छज्जे पे बोले
गुटर गूँ गूँ गूँ गूँ गूँ गूँ
गुटर गूँ गूँ गूँ गूँ गूँ गूँ
गुटर गूँ गूँ गूँ॰॰हूँ
मेरे दिल का दिल का
मेरे दिल का कबूतर


This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of atulsongaday.me, then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

This is the 1,100th post by Arunkumar Deshmukh.

Blog Day :

5083 Post No. : 17006

POST NO. 1100  !!!!

Today, I have mixed feelings in my mind. One way, I am happy that I am posting my 1,100th article here and on the other way, I am wondering how did I achieve this all? My first post came up here on 1-10-2012, though I had been posting my comments on the Blog’s other posts since the end of 2010. That time I had not even dreamt that I would ever write 1100 articles here or that I would remain connected with this Blog for almost 10 years continuously.
 
A habit of seeing old films and jotting down all the film details in my diary later that day turned into almost a career of writing articles on old films, its people, songs and anecdotes etc, in the last part of my life. Not many people start a second inning after retiring from a job of 35 years – that too absolutely unconnected to what one did in the last so many years !
 
That way my life has been taking unexpected turns at every stage, unconnected with what I did earlier. After coming in the merit list of 12th standard, I joined Medical College. Midway through the first year of M.B.B.S. I left it and joined Agriculture college. I won the All India Best Cadet N.C.C. Trophy at Delhi, as a Senior Under Officer. After graduating in Agriculture, I declined the Govt. Officer’s post in the department and became a Medical Representative in Glaxo, then All India No. 1 company. After 35 years in this field, I retired as General Manager-Marketing !
 
During this period I excelled in Astrology and won the ‘Jyotish Praveen’ title from Poona Mahasabha. I also earned a Brown Belt in Judo, besides acting in dramas etc. I traveled all over India, Pakistan. Nepal and Sri Lanka, U.K. and USA. After retirement I visited Europe, Switzerland and Australia with my wife.
 
With all this done, I turned to my original love – old films and music. I learnt how to use a Computer at the age of 71 years and  using old surviving diaries started writing articles on this Blog. I interviewed close relatives of a few old-time artistes and published them on the internet. I have written on Marathi films, Telugu films and even Kannada films on different blogs. There was a time when I wrote on 5 to 6 different Blogs at a time on different topics like history of films and film songs etc. But my first love has always been AtulSongADay. I honestly believe that I could do all this in this field due to the encouragement of Atul Ji. My heartfelt thanks to him. I must also mention the name of Sudhir ji, who has always supported and helped me. We have been very good friends and are in constant touch. Thanks, Sudhir ji.
In this Blog, I got good company from friends, many I have been able to meet also BUT I HAVE YET TO MEET ATUL JI. I have never even talked to him on phone anytime ! I wish that before I end all this game, we meet at least ONCE !
At this juncture, I did some self assessment. I have kept all the logbooks wherein I first hand-write my articles, before typing them. I have 27 such log books chronicling all my 1100 posts as well as interviews, lined up serially with dates of writing, date of posting on the Blog, serial number, film,song and year details of each post. I found out some statistics.
 
In these 1,100 articles, I have written on songs from films of 1930-40 (152), 1941-50 (417), 1951-60 (412), 1961-70 (46), 1971-80 (27), 1981-90 (8), 1991-2000 (5), 2000-2010(1) 2011-20 (3)  and NFS – 29 = Total 1,100 articles. This works out to 89% posts on films from 1932 to 1960 and only 11%  after 1961. So the fact remains that less than 100 posts are done for films of the post 1961 period, contrary to my estimate of about 200 such posts. This makes me ‘The Grand Old Man’ (पुराण पुरुष) in true sense.
 
Coming to today’s film, ‘Jhamela’ (1953) was a film made by Master Bhagwan after his colossal hit film ‘Albela’ of 1951. Prior to ‘Albela’, Bhagwan was making and directing only stunt films. The making of ‘Jhamela’ has an interesting history. After ‘Albela’, Bhagwan wanted to make a film called ‘Beta Laadla’ with Raj Kapoor and Nargis. He had talked to Raj and he had accepted it for Rs. 55,000 only. Bhagwan had kept RK’s cheque also ready. Meanwhile there was a party to celebrate the ‘Albela’ success, at Sai Prasad, CR’s house.
 
During the party, there was a discussion about Bhagwan’s next social film and PL Santoshi announced ‘Jhamela’ as his next film. Bhagwan was surprised and said,”What jhamela ? There is no story, nothing.” Santoshi said “The story can come later. First you make an announcement. The name is catchy and CR will give music”. Due to pressure from guests like S Mukherjee, CR, Santoshi and other guests, Bhagwan made the official announcement.
 
However, in spite of the success of ‘Albela’, Bhagwan’s luck started going down and down. Though he made many films like ‘Jhamela’, ‘Rangeela’, ‘Bhagam Bhag’, ‘Bhala Admi’, ‘Pyara Dushman’, ‘Kar Bhala’, ‘Shola Jo Bhadke’, ‘Sachche Ka Bolbala’, ‘Hum Deewane’, ‘La Bela’ etc., he did not see same luck again. ‘Bhagam Bhag’, ‘Pyara Dushman’, and ‘Shola Jo Bhadke’ did somewhat better.
 
It was from the film ‘Albela’ that CR gave music to Bhagwan’s film in his real name. Prior to this, he gave music to his stunt films as ‘Annasaheb’.This type of use of pen names was followed by many MDs. GM Durrani gave music as Gunjan, SD Batish gave music as Nirmal Kumar. Snehal Bhatkar used several names like Vasudev, B Vasudev, VG Bhatkar and Snehal, before taking up another pen name Snehal Bhatkar for the rest of his career. Actually his name was Vasudeo and Snehal was his daughter’s name. These are well known, but today I will tell you 2 pen names FIRST time on the internet – on this Blog! Hardly anybody knows that Anil Biswas gave music to film ‘Begunah’ (1949) in the name of Haribhai. His co-MD in this film was Shyamu – none other than C Ramchandra. This information is given in the Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema by Rajadhyaksha on pages 67 and 190.
 
Although the team for ‘Jhamela’ was the same as Albela and they tried their best, still ‘Jhamela’ was not successful. Somebody had told Bhagwan that titles ending with ‘la‘ were lucky for him. Bhagwan tried this even, but he did not succeed in films like ‘Jhamela’, ‘Rangeela’, ‘Kar Bhala’, ‘Sachche Ka Bolbala’ and ‘La-Bela’. All this led to Bhagwan’s downfall to rock bottom. He had to sell his houses, cars etc and go back to the chawl where he had started from in his career. Bhagwan is a real case of ‘Rags to Riches to Rags‘.
 
Today’s song is a duet of Lata and Chitalkar.  I like duets of 2 pairs – Hemant Kumar – Lata, and Chitalkar – Lata, in that order. Even for my 1000th post on 18-8-2021  I had selected a CR song, but it was a chorus of Amirbai, Rajkumari, Durrani, Khan Mastana and CR. Today is 18-6-2022 – a gap of 10 months and 100 songs…an average of 10 posts every month for the last 10 months !
 
I once again thank all those who helped me in this fruitful journey. Enjoy the CR-Lata duet.
[Author’s Note – Some information is used from book ‘EK ALBELA’ by Isak Mujawar-with thanks. and my notes.]


Song- Kaho Ji Kaho Ji Kaho Ji, Kahin Tumse Hui Hai Mulaqaat (Jhamela) (1953) Singers – Lata Mangeshkar, Chitalkar, Lyricist – Rajendra Krishan, MD- C Ramchandra
Lata Mangeshkar + Chitalkar

Lyrics

kaho ji kaho ji kaho ji
kahin tumse hui hai mulaqaat
suno ji suno ji suno ji
hamen yaad nahin hai ye baat
kaho ji
kaho ji
kaho ji

jhoothe bahaane banaana
ye hai mardon ki aadat puraani
h h
aurat pe bharosa na karna
sun rakhi hai hamne kahaani
hato ji hato ji hato ji
mardon ki jhoothi hai zaat
suno ji suno ji suno ji
hamen yaad nahin hai ye baat
kaho ji
kaho ji
kaho ji

seekha kahan se ye tumne
raah chalte galey pad jaana
tum aise kahaan ke haseen ho
zara dho ke suratiya aana
achchha ji achchha ji achhha ji
tum to din ko bhi kehte ho raat
ja ja
suno ji suno ji suno ji
hamen yaad nahin hai ye baat
kaho ji
kaho ji
kaho ji

jaao bade tum wo ho
pachhtaaye tumhen munh laga ke
parvaah bhi yahan hai kisi ko
jaate ho to meri balaa se
aji bolo ji bolo ji bolo ji
ab kiski hui hai maat
suno ji suno ji suno ji
hamen yaad nahin hai ye baat
kaho ji
kaho ji
kaho ji

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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कहो जी कहो जी कहो जी
कहीं तुमसे हुई है मुलाक़ात
सुनो जी सुनो जी सुनो जी
हमें याद नहीं है ये बात
कहो जी
कहो जी
कहो जी

झूठे बहाने बनाना
ये मर्दों की आदत पुरानी
ह ह
औरत पे भरोसा ना करना
सुन रखी है हमने कहानी
हटो जी हटो जी हटो जी
मर्दों की झूठी है ज़ात
सुनो जी सुनो जी सुनो जी
हमें याद नहीं है ये बात
कहो जी
कहो जी
कहो जी

सीखा कहाँ से ये तुमने
राह चलते गले पड़ जाना
तुम ऐसे कहाँ के हसीं हो
ज़रा धो के सुरतिया आना
अच्छा जी अच्छा जी अच्छा जी
तुम दिन को भी कहते हो रात
जा जा
सुनो जी सुनो जी सुनो जी
हमें याद नहीं है ये बात
कहो जी
कहो जी
कहो जी

जाओ बड़े तुम वो हो
पछताए तुम्हें मुंह लगा के
परवाह भी यहाँ है किसी को
जाते हो तो मेरी बला से
अजी बोलो जी बोलो जी बोलो जी
अब किसकी हुई है मात
सुनो जी सुनो जी सुनो जी
हमें याद नहीं है ये बात
कहो जी
कहो जी
कहो जी


This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of atulsongaday.me, then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day :

4991 Post No. : 16886

One can easily get philosophical too, besides the celebratory aspect. So okay, one more year, one more Holi celebration, one more set of songs posted. . .  And the wheel of life continues to roll. . .

Into the fourteenth year of continuous daily publication, since July 2008. And we have gone past on the way, fourteen Holi celebrations. In the earlier post today, Peevesie’s Mom ji has written that we have 66 Holi songs already posted here. She refers to one of my earlier posts, in which I have written that the Hindi cinema has an intense liking for this festival. And that we still have quite a number of Holi celebration songs that are awaiting discovery out there, and also, waiting to take their place on this blog.

As I check on the Geet Kosh, I am able to identify three Holi songs in 1932, almost immediately.  There is a film by the name ‘Raas Vilaas’ from this year. The song list of this film includes the following two song titles, which are clearly Holi songs. The first one is “Ab To Ghanshyaam Mache Holi, Ab To Sukhdhaam Mache Holi”. The second one from the same film is “Rang Rangee Main Ab Rang Na Daalo”.

In the same year, there is a film by the name ‘Zaalim Jawaani’ that has a song with the title “Biraj Dhoom Machaayo Kaanha”. Like wise, I am sure there are going to be many more songs for this celebration, where the song title may not immediately lend itself for identification. Ah but. . . how longingly one wishes we had all the songs available with us.

A similar search today has led to me to this very rare song from the 1943 film ‘Zabaan’. The rarity can be measured by the fact that this song is not yet available anywhere on line. I am able to locate it in my collection, and have uploaded it today. In all likelihood, this is the first time this song has been brought online.

It is a very attractive composition. Music is from the mind of C Ramchandra and the singing voices are of Ishwar Lal and Kaushalya, supported by chorus. The lyrics of this song are written by Ratan Piya. I was wondering whether this is a new songwriter for the blog. But no, this poet has written a few songs for the film ‘Shakuntala’, also from 1943, and some of those songs are already showcased here. As I checked the Geet Kosh, I find this name appear only for three films, these two fillms from 1943 and one from 1944 (‘Maali’). After that we do not hear from this poet.

Although quite late in the day, but I would still prompt the readers to listen to this wonderful melody. And maybe not too late either. The astrological computations of the Indian system, being based on the lunar cycle does not exactly synchronize with the standard calendars that are based on solar cycles. The full moon day started around mid day yesterday, and continued well almost up to 2 pm today. And the day that we traditionally called ‘dhulendi’, which is the day of playing Holi with colors and water, continues till tomorrow. And so, although the official holiday for Holi this year has been listed for today, as the astrological charts of the Indian system, ‘dhulendi’ is tomorrow. Now figure this out as well as we can.

Early rather than late, or may be later rather than earlier – based on which system you would prefer, here is wishing all readers and friends, a very auspicious, colorful and happy Holi.

Listen to this newly available old melody, and enjoy.


Song – Aai Aai Re Rangeeli Holi Aai Re  (Zabaan) (1943) Singer – Ishwarlal, Kaushalya, Lyrics – Ratan Piya, MD – C Ramchandra
Chorus

Lyrics

aai aai re
rangeeli holi aai re
rangeeli holi aai re. . .
ho aai re
aaj jholi khushi ki bhar laai re
aaj jholi khushi ki bhar laai re
khushi ki bhar laai re
ho aai re

ho oo oo oo oo
holi ko dekh badi machti umangen
ho oo oo oo oo
holi ko dekh badi machti umangen
rangon ko dekhte hi chadti tarangen
rangon ko dekhte hi chadti tarangen
jaise paani mein aag lagaai re
jaise paani mein aag lagaai re
ho aag lagaai re
ho aai re
aai aai re
rangeeli holi aai re
rangeeli holi aai re. . .
ho aai re

laal aur gulaal le ke phirte hain saare
laal aur gulaal le ke phirte hain saare
pheeke bina saajan ji ke saare. . .
pheeke bina saajan ji ke saare
yaad preetam ki mann mein jagaai re
ho mein jagaai re
ho aai re
aai aai re
rangeeli holi aai re
rangeeli holi aai re. . .
ho aai re

bhaye sajaniya mahina rangeela
bhaye sajaniya mahina rangeela
ghere na koi tujhe baanka chhabeela
ghere na koi tujhe baanka chhabeela
kaan(?) bahuton ne tujh pe lagaai re
kaan(?) bahuton ne tujh pe lagaai re
ho tujh pe lagaai re
ho aai re
aai aai re
rangeeli holi aai re
aai aai re
rangeeli holi aai re
rangeeli holi aai re. . .
ho aai re

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
————————————————

आई आई रे
रंगीली होली आई रे
रंगीली होली आई रे॰ ॰ ॰
हो आई रे
आज झोली खुशी की भर लाई रे
आज झोली खुशी की भर लाई रे
खुशी की भर लाई रे
हो आई रे

हो ओ ओ ओ
होली को देख बड़ी मचती उमंगें
हो ओ ओ ओ
होली को देख बड़ी मचती उमंगें
रंगों को देखते ही चढ़ती तरंगें
रंगों को देखते ही चढ़ती तरंगें
जैसे पानी में आग लगाई रे
जैसे पानी में आग लगाई रे
हो आग लगाई रे
हो आई रे
आई आई रे
रंगीली होली आई रे
रंगीली होली आई रे॰ ॰ ॰
हो आई रे

लाल और गुलाल ले के फिरते हैं सारे
लाल और गुलाल ले के फिरते हैं सारे
फीके बिना साऊ जी के हैं सारे॰ ॰ ॰
फीके बिना साऊ जी के हैं सारे
याद प्रीतम की मन में जगाई रे
हो मन में जगाई रे
हो आई रे
आई आई रे
रंगीली होली आई रे
रंगीली होली आई रे॰ ॰ ॰
हो आई रे

भए सजनीया महिना रंगीला
भए सजनीया महिना रंगीला
घेरे ना कोई तुझे बांका छबीला
घेरे ना कोई तुझे बांका छबीला
कान(?) बहुतों ने तुझ पे लगाई रे
कान(?) बहुतों ने
हो तुझ पे लगाई रे
हो आई रे

आई आई रे
रंगीली होली आई रे
आई आई रे
रंगीली होली आई रे
रंगीली होली आई रे॰ ॰ ॰
हो आई रे


This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of atulsongaday.me, then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day :

4986 Post No. : 16874

Today 13th March 2022 is the eighty-nineth birthday of Singer Sulochana Kadam (DoB 13th March’1933) who later became Sulochana Chavan.

I think she has sung many songs during the ‘golden period’ of HFM, but the total number of songs sung by her is yet to be determined. However, the blog so far has sixty-three songs containing her voice.

She had also sung many famous and popular ‘laavanis’ in Marathi Film Music and that is why she is popularly known as the ‘Laavni-samradhni’ in Marathi music.

Today on her birthday I am presenting a song from the movie “Baabuji-1950” which is lying with us since long. Incidentally I had presented a song from the same movie on her birthday last year in ‘2021’.

“Baabuji” or ‘Babooji’ was directed by Bhagwan for ‘Uday Productions, Bombay’.

It had Bhagwan, Leela Gupte, Baburao, Usha Shukla, Vasant Rao, Azeem, Jani, Mirajkar, Zafar, Vitthalrao, Dhondu, Anmanta, Swami and others.

This movie had nine songs written by Ehsaan Rizvi and composed by music director P. Ramakant (i.e., C. Ramchandra ji).

HFGK Vol-II (1941-1950) lists the songs of this movie as given below; (in order of their appearing on this movie (Babooji-1950) page in HFGK)

SNo Song Title Singer/s Posted On
01 Saawanwa umdaa aaye ho Sulochana Kadam 13.03.2021
02 Baat meri maan lo ji, baat meri maan lo Sulochana Kadam,Anna Saheb
03 Milne nahin paate hain naina lachaaye huye Sulochana Kadam
04 Zaraa sunte jaana ho do dilon ka afsaanaa Sulochana Kadam,Anna Saheb 23.08.2013
05 Nazar se nazar lad gayi Sulochana Kadam 12.09.2018
06 Rewdiyaan hain rewdiyaan Sulochana Kadam,Anna Saheb
07 Kyun pareshaan huye Sulochana Kadam Being presented today
08 Jo bigad gayi wo qismat hoon Sulochana Kadam 22.11.2017
09 Gorey gorey mukh se jo ghoonghat hataawjo Anna Saheb

So far, four songs from this movie “Babuji-1950” have been posted on the blog. Today’s song is the fifth song from this movie to be posted on the blog.

Let us hope that we get all the songs from this movie here on the blog as early as possible. 😊

Let us now listen to today’s lovely song and wish a very happy birthday to Sulochana Kadam and our wishes for her healthy and peaceful life ahead.


Song-Kyun pareshaan huye (Babuji)(1950) Singer-Sulochana Kadam, Lyrics-Ehsan Rizvi, MD-P Ramakant (C Ramchandra)

Lyrics

Kyun pareshaan huye
Kyun pareshaan huye ae
Hamne dekha jo tumhe
Kyun pareshaan huye ae
Man ke bhi ee
Meet bane ae
Dil ke bhi mehmaan huye
Ae ji dil ke bhi mehmaan huye
Kyun pareshaan huye
Hamne dekha jo tumhe
Kyun pareshaan huye

Ik nazar dekh liya
Aa aa aa aa aa
Ik nazar dekh liya
Ismein kya meri khataa aa aa
Kuchh bigaada to nahin
Apna hi nuksaan kiya
Apna dil tumko diya
Apna dil tumko diya
Dil ke tum armaan huye
Ae ji dil ke tum armaan huye
Kyun pareshaan huye
Hamne dekha jo tumhe
Kyun pareshaan huye

Munh se kuchh kehte nahin
ee ee ee ee ee
Munh se kuchh kehte nahin
Dil mein jo kar jaate ho
Jaane kya baat hai
Reh reh ke jo yaad aate ho
Din bhi kuchh aise nahin
Din bhi kuchh aise nahin
Beete hain pehchaan huye
Ae ji beete hain pehchaan huye
Kyun pareshaan huye ae
Hamne dekha jo tumhe
Kyun pareshaan huye


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