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This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, 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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4438 Post No. : 15879

Some years back, I recall having seen for the first time on the internet the photo features of Hindi film stars such as Madhubala, Nalini Jaywant and Begum Para in ‘Life’ magazine. These photographs were taken by the magazine’s well known photographer, James Burke in 1951 who was posted in India.  From the standard of 1951, these photographs would have ranked as bold. But one more actress also featured in that magazine – the featured photos were bolder than those of the stars I mentioned earlier. Subsequently, I had also seen her images appearing in ‘Filmindia’ magazines of 1948 and 1949. The actress in the photoshoot of 1951 was Mohana Cabral.

Today, September 11th is the 30th Remembrance Day of Mohana Cabral who died of heart attack this day of the year 1990 in France where she had been staying with her husband and daughter since 1986.

Mohana Cabral (03/02/1929 – 11/09/1990) whose real name was Mona Cabral, was born in Socorro in Bardez taluqa of North Goa in Konkani speaking Christian family. In early 1930s, the family shifted to Bombay (Mumbai) when her father changed his job to Bombay-based Hindustan Construction Company. Mohana did her initial schooling at Victoria High School in Mahim. Later. she was put in a boarding school in Pune where she completed her high school.  In Pune, she joined as a telephone operator in a telephone company. It is through connecting the long distance telephone calls that Mohana got acquainted with some of the film stars of that time including Nargis, Begum Para and Pratima Dasgupta.

Mohana got introduced to Kishore Sahu who offered her a role in his film ‘Saawan Aaya Re’ (1949) which was her debut film though ‘Aag’ (1948) was released first without her name being accredited in the film.  Kishore Sahu changed her name from Mona to screen name, Mohana which got attached with her during the rest of her life not only in films but also in the Konkani plays and singing career.

Sometime in 1948, Mohana got involved with Konkani ‘Tiatr’ in Mumbai. (‘Tiatr’ is a Portuguese word used in Goa for ‘theatre’ for the Konkani dramas encompassing music, dance, and singing. In a way, it is akin to Marathi ‘Sangeet Natak or musical dramas). Her debut Konkani drama was ‘Cortub Avoichem’ (1948) which was directed by the pioneer of Goan Konkani Tiatr, C Alvares, the producer, director, actor, song writer and the singer. In fact, Alvares was instrumental in encouraging girls to play the female roles in his dramas and introduced Mohana and her younger sister, Ophelia. In 1952, Mohana got actively involved with Konkani tiatr in Mumbai, mostly collaborating with C Alvares as an actor-singer and worked in about a dozen plays. Both the sisters were actor-singers in Konkani Tiatr in Mumbai and later in Goa. In fact, in Goa, Mohana is known more as a tiatrist than the Hindi film actress.

In 1951, Mohana met Edward Downing, a Royal Indian Air Force pilot in a hotel where the shooting of her film ‘Sansaar’ (1951) was in progress. They got married in 1951 and had a son, Mark. Unfortunately, her husband died in a plane accident in less than two years of their marriage. In 1955, Mohana got married for the second time with John D’frates who was working for the United Nations and got posted at Beirut.  With this posting, Mohana bid adieu to Hindi film industry. Her last shoot was for the film, ‘Insaaniyat’ (1955).

In Beirut, Mohana learnt Arabic and began producing dance programmes for Television. She also acted in a couple of dramas on Television. After spending many years in Beirut, her husband got posting in Vienna from where he retired in 1986. Post retirement, Mohana and her family settled in France. Mohana was very much interested in Goan Konkani Tiatr. She would regularly visit India on holidays and act in Konkani dramas in Goa. During the period of her visits, she had also cut a few discs of her non-filmy Konkani songs, some with her mentor, C Alvares.

Mohana died of a heart-attack in France on September 11, 1990 when she was 61. [Thanks for the inputs from Shishir Sharma’s Blog, ‘Beete Hue Din’ on Mohana posted on May 13, 2015 and an article in ‘The Navhind Times, Panaji, Goa dated April 6, 2020].

It is interesting to note from her filmography that how quickly Mohana established herself in Hindi film industry. In ‘Aag’ (1948), she had one song role though her first debut film was ‘Saawan Aaya Re’ (1949). In 1949, she had acted in as many as 6 films. 1950 was a blank year for her as probably she got associated with Konkani plays in Mumbai. In 1951 and 1952 she did 5 films each. 1953 and 1954 was again lean years for her. In 1955, she did 4 films before quitting the film industry. In all, she acted in 26 films in her short span of 6 years in the film industry. The full filmography of Mohana is given below:

1948: Aag.
1949: Chaar Din, Jagriti, Kamal, Patanga, Rimjhim, Saawan Aaya Re.
1951: Adaa, Naadaan, Nageena, Sagaai, Sansaar.
1952: Aashiana, Chham Chhama Chham, Najaria, Saloni, Saaqi.
1953: Shole.
1954: Danka, Dost, Shart.
1955: Insaaniyat, Marine Drive, Sau Ka Note, Teerandaz.
1956: Taksaal.

I had noticed in the advertisements of films for which she worked in 1949-50 that  her name was written either in bold or capital letters. That shows that Mohana was popular among the audience of that time and her name mattered for the success of the films. In most of her films, she got roles of a ‘side kick’ to the comedians like Gope, Agha and as a singer-dancer.  Her popularity can be gauged from the fact that in most of her films, Mohana will have at least one song picturised on her. Some of the songs picturised on her for which video clips are available for watching are listed below:

Raat ko ji haay raat ko ji chamke taare – ‘Aag’ (1948)

Pyaar ke jahaan ki niraali sarkaar hai – ‘Patanga’ (1949)

My my my my my dear – ‘Nageena’ (1951)

O baabu kaise dil karoon qaaboo – ‘Sagaai’ (1951)

Lucknow chalo ab raani – ‘Sansaar’ (1951)

Haseena sambhal sambhal ke chal – ‘Saaqi’ (1952)

O madam do se ho gaye ek ham – ‘Aashiana’ (1952)

Dil mera hai deewaana – ‘Shart’ (1954)

Mohana has also rendered two songs on herself in the film ‘Rimjhim’ (1949).

On the occasion of Mohana’s 30th Remembrance Day, I present a song “Aisi Nainwa Ki Laagi Kataar” from ‘Insaaniyat’ (1955) rendered by Mohammed Rafi and Asha Bhosle. The song is written by Rajinder Krishan which is set to music by C Ramchandra. The song is picturised on Mohana as a part of a ploy to wood wink a soldier to stripe out his uniform to be used for disguising Mangal (Dilip Kumar) as soldier to gain access to the prison to facilitate the release of Bhanupratap (Dev Anand).

In the video clip, there are only two stanzas where as the audio clip contains the full song of four stanzas. This is the 10th song to appear on the Blog out of 17 songs in ‘Insaaniyat’ (1955).

Video (Partial)

Audio (Complete)

Song – Aisi Nainwaa Ki Laagi Kataar (Insaaniyat) (1955) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Rajendra Krishan, MD – C Ramchandra
Mohammed Rafi + Asha Bhosle

Lyrics (Based on Audio Clip)

aisi nainwa ki laagi kataar
jiya kare khusar fusar
haan haan kare khusar fusar
aisi nainwa ki laagi kataar
jiya kare khusar fusar
haan haan kare khusar fusar
na marodo kalaiya hamaar
kangan mora churar murar
haan haan kare churar murar
na marodo kalaiya hamaar
kangan mora churar murar
haan haan kare churar murar
 
nainon mein lagaaun tohe kajara banaay ke
manwa ki dibiya mein rakh loon chhupaay ke
nainon mein lagaaun tohe
nainon mein lagaaun tohe kajara banaay ke
manwa ki dibiya mein rakh loon chaupaay ke
jataao na itna pyaar
ke mann mora surar surar
haan haan kare surar surar
aisi nainwa ki laagi kataar
jiya kare khusar fusar
haan haan kare khusar fusar
aisi nainwa ki laagi kataar
jiya kare khusar fusar
haan haan kare khusar fusar
 
dekho na dekho mohe tirchi nazar se
darr mohe laage tori patli kamar se
dekho na dekho mohe
dekho na dekho mohe tirchi nazar se
darr mohe laage tori patli kamar se
dekhi jab ke suratiya tohaar
kamar mori ghumar ghumar
haan haan kare ghumar ghumar
aisi nainwa ki laagi kataar
jiya kare khusar fusar
haan haan kare khusar fusar
aisi nainwa ki laagi kataar
jiya kare khusar fusar
haan haan kare khusar fusar
 
main tori bulbul tu mora kaaga
kaage se bulbul ka taanka hai laaga
main tori bulbul
main tori bulbul tu mora kaaga
kaage se bulbul ka taanka hai laaga
aa ja chalen ghataaon ke paar
udd jaayen furar furar
haan haan jaayen purur purur
aisi nainwa ki laagi kataar
jiya kare khusar fusar
haan haan kare khusar fusar
aisi nainwa ki laagi kataar
jiya kare khusar fusar
haan haan kare khusar fusar

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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ऐसी नैनवा की लागी कटार
जिया करे खुसर फुसर
हाँ हाँ करे खुसर फुसर
ऐसी नैनवा की लागी कटार
जिया करे खुसर फुसर
हाँ हाँ करे खुसर फुसर
ना मरोड़ो कलइयाँ हमार
कंगन मोरा चुरर मुरर
हाँ हाँ करे चुरर मुरर
ना मरोड़ो कलइयाँ हमार
कंगन मोरा चुरर मुरर
हाँ हाँ करे चुरर मुरर

नैनों में लगाऊँ तोहे कजरा बनाय के
मनवा की डिबिया में रख लूँ छुपाय के
नैनों में लगाऊँ तोहे
नैनों में लगाऊँ तोहे कजरा बनाय के
मनवा की डिबिया में रख लूँ छुपाय के
जताओ ना इतना प्यार
के मन मोरा सुरर सुरर
हाँ हाँ करे सुरर सुरर
ऐसी नैनवा की लागी कटार
जिया करे खुसर फुसर
हाँ हाँ करे खुसर फुसर
ऐसी नैनवा की लागी कटार
जिया करे खुसर फुसर
हाँ हाँ करे खुसर फुसर

देखो ना देखो मोहे तिरछी नज़र से
डर मोहे लागे तोरी पतली कमर से
देखो ना देखो मोहे
देखो ना देखो मोहे तिरछी नज़र से
डर मोहे लागे तोरी पतली कमर से
देखी जबसे सुरतिया तोहार
कमर मोरी घुमर घुमर
हाँ हाँ करे घुमर घुमर
ऐसी नैनवा की लागी कटार
जिया करे खुसर फुसर
हाँ हाँ करे खुसर फुसर
ऐसी नैनवा की लागी कटार
जिया करे खुसर फुसर
हाँ हाँ करे खुसर फुसर

मैं तोरी बुलबुल तू मोरा कागा
कागे से बुलबुल का टांका है लागा
मैं तोरी बुलबुल
मैं तोरी बुलबुल तू मोरा कागा
कागे से बुलबुल का टांका है लागा
आ जा चलें घटाओं के पार
उड़ जाएँ फुरर फुरर
हाँ हाँ जाएँ फुरर फुरर
ऐसी नैनवा की लागी कटार
जिया करे खुसर फुसर
हाँ हाँ करे खुसर फुसर
ऐसी नैनवा की लागी कटार
जिया करे खुसर फुसर
हाँ हाँ करे खुसर फुसर



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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4436 Post No. : 15875

Today’s song is from the film Baraati-54. This is a comedy song sung by Chitalkar and the MD is Roshan. The director was J.K.Nanda and the cast was Chand Usmani, Peace Kanwal,Agha, Omprakash, Shyam Kumar, Leela Mishra, Johnny Walker, Rajan Haksar, Kathana and many others.

The director J.K. Nanda aka Jai Kishen Nanda was born in 1904, in Bham, Punjab. He was a director, story writer and screenwriter. In spite of all these qualities and having got good films to direct, Nanda could not have a crowded career and directed only 12 films in his career. He wrote screenplay and story of films like Jailor-1938, Singaar-49, Baraat-54 and Mirza Ghalib-54. Films of his direction were Pavitra Ganga-32, Inteqaam-33, Bahen ka Pyar-35, Kudmai-41, Ishara-43, Jhumke-46, Parwana-47, Singaar-49, Chamkee-52, Baraati-54, Dhake ki Malmal-56 and Chaalaak-66.

Out of the total 8 songs of this film, 6 songs are already posted here. Today’s song is the 7th song and the 8th song is also available freely on YT. If one of us discusses that, this film too can be Yippeed.

Though this films’ songs are not composed by C Ramchandra, he has sung this song for Roshan. This is because Chitalkar was very fond of singing. From his childhood his interest was in music and singing. He had actually been trained by qualified singers. He had done singing roles in stage dramas also in his younger age. Even in his first ever film ” Naganand-35″ he had sung 2 songs. Though the actual number of his songs-sung by him- is not available, according to one estimate ,he sang about 150 duets or trios with various singers and about 50 odd solo songs in his career, in 77 films. This number is as good as any second line singer in the industry. Of course Chitalkar sang essentially for his own films. However there were occasions when he was invited by other composers for singing songs.
In those days there was a friendly atmosphere and cordial relations existed among the musical fraternity. All composers, singers, their assistants, lyricists, musicians used to have a lot of fun, get-to-gethers and even outings. One can find many such photographs on the Internet. Though there was keen competition, it was very healthy and not a Cut-Throat type – yet. This clean atmosphere started getting spoiled when some conniving composers (read Shankar Jaikishan, Laxmikant Pyarelal and others of their ilk) started unethical means to grab undeserving awards and films. Honest and True to music composers like S D Burman, C Ramchandra, Madan Mohan, Khayyam etc were thrown aside as they proved to be misfits in this new ” Dog Eat Dog ” culture that crept stealthily, in the film industry !

Anyway, Chitalkar sang in films composed by other Music Directors very selectively and for the sake of specific reasons. He seems to have sung for Mir Sahib (his first Guru), Anil Biswas(his idol),S D Burman, Roshan(his close friend), P.Ramakant, Chic Chocolate(his assistant of many years), Hemant Kumar, Laxmikant Pyarelal,Usha Khanna and Kishore Kumar. He sang for the last three in his last few years.

His songs with other Music Directors may not exceed 15 at the most. Lata sang hardly 2-3 songs as duets with him, for other music directors. Remaining of his duets for other music directors were with other singers.

I feel that he sang only ONE duet with Asha Bhonsle for other Music Directors and that song is from today’s film Baraati-54.

Anyway, today’s song is from Baraati, a film from 1954 and the Music Director was Roshan. At this juncture, Roshan was fighting for survival. After Bawre Nain and Malhar he had not given any Hit film. Few songs from his films had become popular. In 1954, he was summarily removed from the film MEHBOOBA and O P Nayyar took over . There was a huge hue and cry and the matter was taken up by the Association too. One good thing that happened was that during this period Lata stood behind Roshan like a Rock. Their relations were extremely sweet, so much so that when Lata decided to produce a Film “Bhairavi”, she appointed Roshan as its Music Director, much to the amazement of the industry ! The film did not materialise, is another matter. Though Roshan was never a Front row composer in the industry, Lata had recognised his Talent in the musical arena. The sweet relations between Lata and Roshan remained so for a long time-only to become bitter when Roshan gave opportunities to Hemlata in his films.

Chitalkar and Roshan were very good friends. After Chitalkar had retired from films, Roshan used to frequently go to his house in the evenings for drinks. Though Roshan hardly drank anything, Chitalkar more than compensated the deficit!. They used to exchange their sorrows. Roshan’s family life was not a happy one, which added to his nervous nature and took its toll finally.

Initially BARAATI-1954 was given to Chitalkar, who was already doing Yasmeen for Kardar Studios. Since Chitalkar knew that Roshan was without work, he persuaded A R Kardar to give the film to Roshan, thus Roshan became the Music Director for this movie.

When this song of Baraati-54 was to be recorded, Roshan purposely opted for Asha, since he knew that in future Chitalkar would try to bank upon her as a replacement for Lata. However it was not to be, though Chitalkar tried his best in this direction. In the film Amardeep-58, out of 12 songs,Asha was given 7 songs while Lata sang only two. In this connection there is an interesting incident….

In January 1957,there was a singing competition called ” MURPHY-METRO SINGING CONTEST ” held on the open grounds of Mahalaxmi Racecourse, Bombay. The judges were Naushad, Anil Biswas, C Ramchandra, Vasat Desai and Madan Mohan (He was the youngest of them all, which was an honour for him). Aarti Mukherjee and Mahendra Kapoor were the winners in this contest.

At the end of the Contest,when the curtain opened after a break, C Ramchandra suddenly appeared at the Centre-stage, with his full orchestra. (This was NOT announced to the audience earlier, giving them a pleasant surprise.)

Within minutes Asha Bhonsle appeared on the stage and they started a live show under his baton, presenting the First ever ROCK N ROLL number in the annals of Hindi film Music. Asha brought down the whole Mahalaxmi house that evening with her ultra spirited singing of ‘ Mr. John, ya Baba khan ya Lala Roshan daan ” from film BAARISH-57 to be released only next month viz. February 1957.

Such was C Ramchandra’s clout in his heydays that he was considered the heralder of westernised music in Indian films. It is well known that once S D Burman told his son, Pancham “If you want to go western, do it by all means, but first study the songs of C Ramchandra,study the vistas explored by him as a composer !!”

In the film Baraati-54, there were two Heroines – Chand Usmani and Peace Kanwal. For both of them, this was their second movie in their career. Peace Kanwal had a very short career of only 10 films. Then she got married and quit films. Chand Usmani survived for a longer period. She did 109 films. Her last film was a record-delayed film. Started in 1987, the film Yaar meri zindagi finally released in 2008 !

Chand Usmani was one of those actresses, who were good in acting but poor in good luck ! Actresses like Farida Jalal, Tabassum, Shubha Khote, Nazima, Zahira,Zahida, Yashodhara katju and many more fell in this category. These actresses never made upto regular Heroine roles, more than a few films. They had some beginner’s luck but that was the end. They continued in side roles only.

Chand Bibi Khanam Usmani was born on 3-7-1933 in Agra, U.P.and came to limelight by participating in ‘Kardar-Kolynos-Teresa Contest’ in 1949.She felt surprised when she was selected for the contest and overjoyed when selected as the second in the finals.She acted as the female lead of ‘Jeevan Jyoti’ directed by Mahesh Kaul in 1953, opposite Shammi Kapoor.It was the debut film of Shammi Kapoor also.
Chand Usmani became an established actress later on, but she got only secondary roles which she performed always nicely.Gradually she accepted supporting roles,character roles,mother roles etc.She got Filmfare Best Supporting actress award for her portrayal of the character as ‘Champa’ in the 1970 film ‘Pehchan’.
Chand Usmani acted in films of all prominent actors of that period.
In 1957 in the film ‘Naya Daur’ directed by B.R.Chopra, and in which Dilip Kumar-Vyjayantimal were the main pair, Chand Usmani acted as sister of the hero Dilip Kumar’s character ‘Shankar’.
In the historical film ‘Samrat Pritviraj Chauhan’ she acted in the role of Rajkumari.
‘Prem Patra’ was a well noted film directed by Bimal Roy in 1962.A medical College student Arun Kumar Mathur(Shashi Kapoor) has a misunderstanding over a love letter and the consequences were the theme of the film.Sadhna was the heroine and Chand Usmani acted in the supporting role as ‘Sumitra’.

‘Biswajeet,Saira Banu,Jayant,Sajjan,Nazima,Chand Usmani’ etc were the cast of ‘April Fool’ directed by Subodh Mukherjee.This film pointed to the fact that sometimes even practical jokes done for just fun can also lead to unexpected serious problems.

In the super hit film ‘Khilona’ in which Sanjeev Kumar acted in leading role in 1970, Chand Usmani acted as the character Laxmi Singh.
In the film ‘Ujala Hi Ujala'(74), she portrayed mother’s role and acted as mother of Yogita Bali’s character Anuradha.
She presented excellent acting skills along with Shabana Azmi in the 1976 classic movie ‘Kadambari’.
In the 1977 super hit movie of Manmohan Desai ‘Parvarish’ in which Amitabh Bachchan,Shammi Kapoor,Neetu Singh,Shabana Azmi,Vinod Khanna,Amjad Khan,Kader Khan’ etc acted, Chand Usmani acted skilfully as the mother of Neetu and Shabu (Neetu Singh and Shabana Azmi).

She had a well noted character role in another super hit film of Amitabh Bachchan-Neetu Singh pair ‘Yaarana’ in 1981 and yet another film ‘Pukar'(83) in which Amitabh Bachchan and Zeenat Aman were the main pair.

She acted as mother of Suraj (Raj Babbar) in the film ‘Zakhmi Aurat'(88). In all, she acted in 109 films. Her first film was Jeewan Jyoti-53 and the last released film was a record delayed film, Yaar meri zindagi, which started in 1987 and was released in 2008 !

Chand Usmani died on 26-11- 1989 at Mumbai.

As far as Peace Kanwal is concerned, film Kismet-56 was her third and last film as a Heroine. When the film was released, she was pregnant and delivered in 1957. Later she did only side or character roles in films. As such, her tenure in films was not very long. she just did 10 films in all.

She was born on 16th December ( she never told the year of her birth). Her father was a doctor in a Mission Hospital in Agra. He had his private Hospital in Amritsar also.He was related to the Royal families of Jaipur and Jodhpur. He converted to Christianity and changed his old name Indriyas to Andrew Kanwal.

Peace studied in Amritsar, Lahore, Rawalpindi and Delhi. She got admission in Ludhiana Medical college.In the vacations after her first year MBBS, she visited Bombay. Due to persuasion from a newly acquired friend, Peace participated in the ” Kardar Kolynos Talent Contest”. She won the contest (Chand Usmani was second. Shubha khote and Anita Guha too competed in the contest).

A R Kardar signed a 2 year contract with Peace for Kardar Studios. Her debut film was ” Dil E Nadaan ”-53 in which Talat Mehmood also made a Debut as a singer Hero, opposite her. The film was a musical hit. her second film was ” Baraati”-54, opposite Agha. On the sets of this film, she got introduced to Susheel Ruia and soon they got married in 1955. Her name after marriage was Rajashri.

Her third film was Kismat-56, opposite Ranjan. In 1957, she gave birth to her first child and took a break from working. Later she started doing character roles. Her husband was against her working in films. They divorced in 1968. She engaged herself in a lot of social work and painting,her hobby. Her Paintings were in great demand and she held exhibitions of her paintings in India and the USA as well as in Australia.

In 1976, she was introduced to Mr. V.Ramesh, grandson of ex-president V.V.Giri. She married him in 1977. Presently, she stays in Juhu, Mumbai and is into social work and paintings upto her neck. She worked in Dil e Nadaan-53, Baraati-54, Kismat-56, Nai maa-60,Maa Baap-60, Barsaat ki raat-60, Aarti-62, Chambal ki kasam-80, Aasmaan-84, and Woh subah kabhi to aayegi-91 ( adapted from interview on Beetehuedin.blogspot.com, with thanks).

The story of the film Baraat was…..Lajo (Chand Usmani) is a homely girl. She has no father and stays with her widowed mother and brother Sunder (Agha). Her mama-Bishen Das(Omprakash) and Mami (Leela Mishra) also stay in the village. Lajo’s mother depends upon Sunder and Mama Bishen for finding a groom for Lajo. Sunder starts visiting prospective grooms, but at one place, falls in love with a girl and marries her. When he and the new Bride Pilu (Peace Kanwal) come home, they are not allowed to enter unless Sunder finds a suitable match for Lajo. Sunder and Bishen start the mission again and finalise a boy, Atmaram, son of a rich Zamindar, Girdharilal(Shyam Kumar),who is very stingy and money minded. He puts many conditions which are all accepted. The marriage takes place, but Girdharilal makes additional demands and refuses to take the bride into his house. Lajo is devastated and attempts suicide, but Bishen Das saves her. He suggests that Lajo win back her husband by her love. She succeeds in doing this and Atmaram rebels against his father,takes Lajo into his home and the father relents.


Song-Dhak Dhak kare dil…Jhatpat pat jhat aake mil (Baaraati)(1954) Singer-C Ramchandra, Lyrics-D N Madhok, MD-Roshan

Lyrics

dhak dhak dhak dhak
dhak dhak kare dil
jhat phat pat jhat jhat phat aake mil aa ke mil
aake mil
dhak dhak dhak dhak
dhak dhak kare dil
jhat phat pat jhat jhat phat aake mil aa ke mil
aake mil

chanda un se jaakar kahna
mushkil un bin jeete rahna
roti hai majboor jawaani
haaye re dhadke hai dhadke hai
bechaara dil
jhat phat pat jhat
jhat pat aake mil
aa ke mil
dhak dhak dhak dhak
dhak dhak kare dil
jhat phat pat jhat jhat phat aake mil aa ke mil
aake mil

mere dil ko dil mein rakh le
dard piya ke aap parakh le
thhes lagi khud kah dogi tum
haaye re
toot gaya
toot gaya mera nannha sa dil
jhat pat pat jhat pat
aake mil
aa ke mil
dhak dhak dhak dhak
dhak dhak kare dil
jhat pat pat jhat
jhat pat aake mil
aake mil

mere pyaar ki alakh jaga de
haaye alakh jaga de
sharam haya ko aag laga de
haan aag laga de
aisi raaten aur tanhaayi
haaye re patther ka
patthar ka hai tera dil
jhat pat pat jhat
jhat pat aake mil
aa ke mil
dhak dhak dhak dhak
dhak dhak kare dil
jhat pat pat jhat jhat pat
aake mil
aa ke mil


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Blog Day :

4411 Post No. : 15807

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2010-2020) – Song No.55
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Today is 15 august 2020, the 74th independence day of India. 10 years ago, on the occasion of 64th independence day of India, this blog had covered as many as eight patriotic songs. Here are the details:-

Song Movie title-Year Remarks
Door hato ae duniya waalon Hindustan hamaara hai Kismat-1943 All songs covered
Watan ki raah mein watan ke naujawaan shaheed hon Shaheed-1948 All songs covered
kadam kadam badhaaye jaa Samadhi-1950 6 songs covered out of 7
Vande Maatram Anand Mathh-1952 8 songs covered out of 9
Ab koi gulshan na ujde ab watan aazaad hai Mujhe Jeene Do-1963 All songs covered
Ganga meri maa ka naam baap ka naam Himaalay Tumse Achcha Kaun Hai-1969 All songs covered
Taaqat watan ki ham se hai Prem Pujaari-1970 All songs covered
Mile sur mera tumhaara NFS-1988 Mile sur mera tumhaara- first NFS in the blog

As can be seen from above, one song from “Samadhi”(1950) still remains to be posted. It is this to be covered. And that song is an appropriate song for the occasion. This movie ‘Samadhi’ (1950) was about the freedom struggle of India and about Subhash Chandra’s Bose. No wonder that the songs of this movie were mostly patriotic songs as can be seen from the list of the songs of this movie covered in the blog:-

Song Remarks
Gore gore o baanke chhore
kadam kadam badhaaye jaa
Abhi shaam aayegi niklenge taare
Wo paas aa rahe hain ham door jaa rahe hain
Idhar muhabbat udhar zamaaana
Netaji ka jeewan hai balidaan ki ek kahaani

Here is this seventh and final song from “Samadhi” to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Chorus. Rajinder Krishan is the lyricist of this song with resembles Indian national anthem. Music is composed by C Ramchandra. The tune resembles the tune of national anthem.

[Editor’s Note: As per the information provided by Sadanand ji, the original authors of this song are Mumtaz Hussain and Colonel Abid Hussain Saffarani of INA. The song has been adapted for this film, and Rajinder Krishan has added the following three lines only,

sab milkar Hind pukaaren
Jai Aazaad Hind ke naare
pyaara desh hamaara

The film credits do not acknowledge the original lyricists and the original composer of this song.]

I take this opportunity to greet each and everyone a happy 74th independence day.

Lyrics of this song have been sent in by Prakash ji.

With this song, all songs of ‘Samadhi’ (1950) get covered in the blog and the movie gets YIPPEEE’D.

(Version at Start of Film)

(Version at End of Film)

Song – Sab Milkar Hind Pukaaren (Samaadhi) (1950) Lyrics – Rajinder Krishan, MD – C Ramchandra
[Note: The original lyrics of this song were created by Mumtaz Hussain and Colonel Abid Hussain Saffarani of INA. The original tune of this song is the same as that of India’s National Anthem, composed by Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore.]

Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra)

shubh sukhchain ki barkha barse
Bharat bhaag hai jaaga
Punjab Sindh Gujarat Maratha
Dravid Utkal Banga
chanchal saagar Vindhy Himala
neela jamuna Ganga
sab milkar Hind pukaaren
Jai Aazaad Hind ke naare
pyaara desh hamaara
sooraj bankar jag par chamke
Bharat naam subhaaga

sooraj bankar jag par chamke
Bharat naam subhaaga
jai ho
jai ho
jai ho
jai jai jai jai ho
Bharat naam subhaaga

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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शुभ सुख चैन की बरखा बरसे
भारत भाग है जागा
पंजाब सिंध गुजरात मराठा
द्रविड़ उत्कल बंग
चंचल सागर विंध्य हिमाला
नीला जमुना गंगा
सब मिलकर हिन्द पुकारें
जय आज़ाद हिन्द के नारे
प्यारा देश हमारा

सूरन बन कर जग पर चमके
भारत नाम सुभागा
जय हो
जय हो
जय हो
जय जय जय जय हो
भारत नाम सुभागा


This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, 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 :

4384 Post No. : 15738

A week before the 12th birth anniversary of the Blog on July 19, 2020, an idea propped up in my mind. Some time back, I had read the interviews of a 78 RPM record collector of Indore and also of the vintage gramophone turn-table collectors of Pala near Kottayam which were published in some newspapers. Atul ji’s Blog has been in existence for 12 years with almost daily posting of songs. With nearly 15800 songs spread over 4300 films covered and a hit of a little over 1,36,22,000, the Blog must have attained the numero uno position among the musical blogs in India. This is a great achievement. So, I felt that the creator of this Blog – Atul Besra deserves to be interviewed which should get published in newspapers/magazines. This was just my momentary thought.

Soon, I found myself alighting from a train at Gorakhpur Junction railway station on Sunday morning, July 19th. I hired one of the yellow-coloured autorickshaws queued up outside the railway station for reaching Atul’s railway quarters. Luckily, I found Atul ji taking a stroll in his railway quarter complex with his dog, Bhole when my autorickshaw was on its way to enter the complex. I got down from the autoricksha and walked towards Atul ji.

‘Good morning’. I wished him to which he reciprocated looking at me somewhat perplexed and confused. Either he must have been surprised to find me suddenly in front of him or he failed to recognise me.

‘I am sorry I came here to meet you without giving you any intimation. My intention was to make a surprise visit to your house to wish you personally on the occasion of 12th birth anniversary of the Blog and to have a tete-a-tete with you’. I said apologetically to Atul ji.

‘Oh! Thank you. I am pleasantly surprised to find you here’. With this, the confusion in Atul ji’s mind vanished. He cut short his stroll and took me inside the complex of the Officers’ Quarters. As I was walking through the complex, I saw a couple of peacocks roaming on the lawns. The lawns were skirted by flower plants. There were good number of trees in the complex. As we were walking through the lawns, I found some squirrels running away from us and climbing on the trees. From the tree, a squirrel looked at us in contempt flipping its tail, probably signaling us that we had encroached upon his territory. Overall, the complex had a good ambience.

Inside the complex, there were rows of brick-coloured houses. Atul ji showed me his house which had a mini-gate. A name board at the gate displayed his name in Hindi and English. Below his name was a caution notice to the visitors: ‘Beware of friendly Dogs inside the house’. This, I thought, may be a caution of a different type – the dogs can ‘lure’ the visitors with their friendly dispositions.

After freshening up and finishing a breakfast of Aaloo Parathas with curd and pickles, we relaxed for sometime in main room which was much larger than what I had in my flat. There was an open wall unit on which I specifically noticed a replica of Vande Bharat Train-18 and a cricket bat personally signed by MS Dhoni. On a corner low-height table, an old gramophone record player with a big pavilion horn was kept. Suddenly, Bhole came from nowhere and sat in front of the turn-table, looking straight into the horn giving a logo-like image of HMV. The wall hanging comprised of a Railway Calendar, a portrait of Kapil Dev holding World Cup 1983, and a photo-collage comprising of popular singers, lyricists and music directors of golden period of Hindi film music. Lastly, I noticed a metal photo-frame in which a picture of Bhole, Chhote and a cat resting together was placed.

When I was surveying the main room, Atul ji was immersed in some thoughts – may be thinking about an outline of an article to be written and posted on the Blog for today’s special occasion or about some official work in the pipe line.

‘Let me formally congratulate you for completing 12 years of continuous blogging without a break’ and a Happy 12th anniversary of the Blog. I wished him once again to commence an informal interview with him so that his responses looked natural.

‘Thank you for a pleasant surprise visit. The Blog is the labour of love not only of me but all those who have been regularly contributing by way of guest posts, comments, suggestions etc’. Atul ji said with all humilities, keeping a watch over Bhola who had sat in front of the horn of an old turn-table.

I started with some questions to Atul ji which I had already framed in my mind. But in order not to appear as a formal interview, I asked these questions as of I was in conversation with him.

Me: Since when did you get interested in Hindi film songs?

Atul ji: During my growing up days in the late 1960s, one day I heard a song ‘mere saamne waali khidki mein’ on the radio. I loved the song. I was told by my maternal uncle that the singer was Kishore Kumar. Later, I heard several songs of Kishore Kumar. A few months later, the songs of ‘Aradhana’ (1969) became the rage of the nation. Some songs of this movie were sung by Kishore Kumar. I came to know that Rajesh Khanna was the hero of that movie. Rajesh Khanna as an actor and Kishore Kumar as the male playback singer became instant hits in Hindi films. Gradually, my liking in Hindi film music widened to songs of the golden period of Hindi film music, broadly comprising of the songs of the films released during 1950-65. Later on, when I got involved in my Blog, I also developed taste for the old film songs especially of K L Saigal, Pankaj Mullick, Kanan Devi, Ameerbai Karnataki and many more.

Me: How did you get the idea of starting a blog exclusive for discussing a Hindi film song a day?

Atul ji: I used to converse with Raja ji on a cricketing forum on the matter relating to cricket. Gradually, the conversations turned toward Hindi films songs also when I came to know that Raja ji was also interested in discussing Hindi film songs. We felt that it was not appropriate to discuss Hindi films songs on a cricketing forum. Since we had a mutual passion for Hindi film songs, I proposed creating a separate blog for discussing Hindi film songs which Raja ji whole-heartedly supported the idea. Thus, https://atulsongaday.me/ was born on July 19, 2008 with the intention of discussing one Hindi song a day on the Blog. I can say that it was Raja ji who inspired me to create the Blog. The first song posted on the Blog was mile na phool to kaanton se dosti kar lee.

Me: What was the response to the Blog?

Atul ji: It is quite natural that in the initial period, the responses by way of the visitors to the Blog and comments on the songs were slow as the Blog was newly started and its existence was not known to many potential readers. But during the first three months, the average visitors to the Blog per day picked up to around 300 which further rose to around 500 during the first 6 months. By the time the Blog had completed one year, it had covered around 1500 songs. Over the years, the Blog coverage of songs as well as visitors have shown significant upward trends. As against the target of one song a day, we had many time posted 5-6 songs per day. As of now, the Blog has clocked over 13 million visitors with nearly 15800 songs covered which are spread over 4300 films. Also, the Blog has over 1200 Hindi films for which all the songs in the films have been covered. These are remarkable achievements.

Me: Do you feel that the purpose for which the Blog was created has been achieved to your satisfaction?

Atul ji: I would say without any hesitation that the Blog has achieved much more than what I had intended at the time it was created. Apart from coverage in terms of the number of songs and the films, the Blog has become fairly an authentic reference point for those who intend to study the Hindi film music. We have endeavor to cover artists who are unknown to the present generations by bringing them to the notice of the readers, their contributions to Hindi films in general and the Hindi film music in particular. Over a period of time, we have also widened the scope of the Blog by cover non-film Hindi songs. As you may aware, we have covered all the available songs sung by K L Saigal and Suraiya and all the avalable songs composed by Sajjad Hussain.

But the greatest achievement of the Blog which I had not thought of when it was created is that it has become a platform for collaborative efforts of like-minded Hindi film music lovers. The regular visitors of this Blog share certain unwritten common values. They are all knowledgeable, intelligent, mature and well settled individuals, whose love for the Hindi film music is deep and long lasting. The Blog has helped create a close-knit community of like-minded individuals, who share common interests, and they share each other’s joys and sorrows too.

Me: Just a wild thought occurred to me – 25000 songs by 25th Birth Anniversary of the Blog. Is it achievable?

Atul ji: Oh! It is too long a period to think about this target. But going by the present rate of coverage of the song per month, the target seems to be achievable.

Me: A last question. I have planned to publish our conversations as a part of your interview in a reputed newspaper or magazine. I hope I have your permission to do so.

Atul ji: I personally feel that there is no need to publish my interview in any newspaper or magazine. I speak through my Blog. I would, therefore, request you to just use my laptop and type the article based on our discussion with a song of your choice. I will get it uploaded on our Blog. This is quicker and timelier than on the newspaper/magazine. Besides, the Blog has readers across all continents.

Before I could respond to Atul ji, my wife woke me after the alarm set at 05:30 AM started ringing for my morning walk. I sat on my bed for some time before realising that I was infected by ‘Mungerilal Ke Haseen Sapne’.

Happy 12th birth anniversary of the Blog to Atul ji and his bandwagon.

On the occasion of the 12th birth anniversary of our musical Blog, I have chosen a picnic song, ‘dilon ke melon ka naam picnic’ from ‘Naadaan’ (1951). The song is sung by Geeta Dutt, Chitalkar and Chorus. The song is written by P L Santoshi which is set to music by Chic Chocolate who was the music arranger for C Ramchandra.

With this song, all the songs of ‘Naadaan’ (1951) have been covered in the Blog.

Enjoy this picnic song. Our Blog is like a ‘picnic point’ where musically like-minded persons meet for enjoyment.

Audio Clip:

Song-Dilon ke melon ka naam picnic (Naadaan)(1951) Singers-Geeta Dutt, Chitalkar, Lyrics-P L Santoshi, MD-Chic Chocolate
Chorus

Lyrics

dilon ke melon ka naam picnic
nazar ke khelon ka naam picnic
dilon ke melon ka khelon ka naam
pic pic pic pic pic picnic
dilon ke melon ka naam picnic
nazar ke khelon ka naam picnic
dilon ke melon ka khelon ka naam
pic pic pic pic pic picnic

aa aa aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa aa aa

pyaar ke ye din nahin
aayenge waapas na phir kabhi
ye maze ye kahkahe
ye zindagi aur ye khushi
isi liye tum hans ke guzaaro
jeewan ke din ye albele
ye albelon ka khelon ka naam
pic pic pic pic pic picnic
dilon ke melon ka naam picnic
nazar ke khelon ka naam picnic
dilon ke melon ka khelon ka naam
pic pic pic pic pic picnic

aa aa aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa aa aa

jisne apne dil ka sauda
zindagi mein kar liya
hum kahenge usne sab kuchh
zindagi mein kar liya
isi liye tum karo mohabbat
chaahe aaye laakh jhamele
inhin jhamelon ka melon ka naam

pic pic pic pic pic picnic
dilon ke melon ka naam picnic
nazar ke khelon ka naam picnic
dilon ke melon ka khelon ka naam
pic pic pic pic pic picnic
dilon ke melon ka naam picnic
nazar ke khelon ka naam picnic
dilon ke melon ka khelon ka naam
pic pic pic pic pic picnic


This article is written by Peevesie’s Mom, a fellow enthusaist 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 :

4344 Post No. : 15651

Hullo Atuldom

“Amardeep” (1958) had 12 songs 9 of which are on the blog. Le lo le lo gubbaare was the last song posted from this movie exactly two years ago on this date.

Here is the next song in the voice of Asha Bhonsle which is a dance by Vyjayanthimala. It is the opening scene of the movie and comes immediately after the titles are over. It gives the background of the character played by Vyjayanthimala who plays Aruna and her grandfather wants her to marry Pran. But this is an Indian movie where the lady will find someone better (according to her) than the person selected by the family. It is a different matter that since time immemorial, Indian marriages have mostly been arranged marriages where the girl and the boy would hardly know each other till they got married and started family life. And since they began making movies in India, we have had love stories where there is lot of action in the form of family opposition, two people in love with the same person or any other possible obstacles that will help build a movie to close to 180 minutes of running time.

So we can safely say that movies are all make believe. But we still feel that movies reflect real life.

Sorry to have digressed into a sermon regarding the make-believe nature of movies. What I wanted to say was Aruna (Vyjayanthimala) finds Ashok (Dev Anand) better than Pran. And there is the addition of an accident in the story which makes Ashok lose his memory and the girl (Padmini) who tends him in his illness falls in love with him. But he is non-committal. The next twist is the two girls turn out to be sisters separated in childhood. And in the climax when all the twists unravel one of the sisters decides to sacrifice her life so that the hero can live for her sisters’ happiness.

I am not an expert at writing about movies prior to 1975, there are other ideal persons for that, among the regular contributors of the blog, who help Atulji build-up the data base that this blog is getting transformed into. Today (9th June) is the birth-date of one of them. He goes by the name Shri. Arunkumar Deshmukh but is better known as the in-house encyclopedia among the followers of the blog. He is meticulous about getting details of the subjects that he writes about. He may have been engaged in the corporate world before retirement but is a writer in reality. He has followed his hobby/ passion – movies- wholeheartedly and once he got a hang of how to handle the World-Wide-Web or internet as it is called and finds the information that is needed to bring to light lesser -known artists, artists with same name, and a whole bunch of other topics which are close to his heart. His posts are treasures of information. I must stop writing about him as this modest gentleman is not used to hearing or reading about himself.

I end my post as always by wishing “Guruji”- as I like to address him; A Very Happy Birthday. May we have lot more posts from you and may the river of information that you provide never dry up. Thank You for being our ready-reckoner


Song-Laagi apni najariya kataar ban ke (Amar Deep)(1958) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-C Ramchandra
Chorus

Lyrics

aa aa aa
jhoole se nikla ghabraa ke bachpan
o o o o
bhoole se ek din dekha jo darpan
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa
laagi apni najariya kataar ban ke
laagi apni najariya kataar ban ke
koi dil mein samaa na jaaye pyaar ban ke
koi dil mein samaa na jaaye pyaar ban ke

laagi apni najariya kataar ban ke
raama ho o oo
raama ho
raama ho
raama ho

bachpan ka jaana jawaani ka aana
ghazab ho gaya
haaye ghazab ho gaya
bachpan ka jaana jawaani ka aana
ghazab ho gaya
haaye ghazab ho gaya
samajh mein na aaye
kya pa liya
aur kya kho gaya
aur kya kho gaya
koi khatke khayaalon mein haar ban ke
koi khatke khayaalon mein haar ban ke
koi dil mein samaa na jaaye pyaar banke
koi dil mein samaa na jaaye pyaar banke

laagi apni najariya kataar ban ke
raama ho ooo
raama ho
raama ho
raama ho

khwaabon mein koi aane lagaa
dil churaane lagaa
dil churaane lagaa
khwaabon mein koi aane lagaa
dil churaane lagaa
dil churaane lagaa
kya keejiye
haaye dil haath se jaane lagaa
hoye jaane lagaa
koi reh jaaye na gale ka haar ban ke
koi reh jaaye na gale ka haar ban ke
koi dil mein samaa na jaaye pyaar banke
koi dil mein samaa na jaaye pyaar banke

laagi apni najariya kataar ban ke
raama ho ooo
raama ho
raama ho
raama 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.

Blog Day: 4338 Post No.: 15636

Today’s song is from film Raaj Tilak-1958.

This was a S.S.Vasan film from his Gemini Pictures, Madras. Film Raaj Tilak was a remake of the original popular film in Tamil-“Vanji Kottai Valiban”( The youth from Vanji Fort). It was loosely based on the famous adventure novel, “The Count of Monte Cristo”, written by Alexander Dumas and first published in 1844. Its Telugu version was titled “Vijay Kota Veerudu”and the Hindi version was Raaj Tilak.

AVM and Gemini, the two giants from Madras were keen on making Bi-Lingual (Tamil-Hindi/Tamil-Telugu,Telugu-Hindi) or Tri-lingual (Tamil-Telugu-Hindi) films to capture all the three big markets. Southern bosses took pleasure in engaging artistes from Bombay and in return Bombay artistes were happy to work in southern films, because they were disciplined, punctual and worked methodically. Their payments, staying arrangements and the treatment to Hindi artistes was very satisfying.

From the time Vasan’s multilingual Blockbuster, Chandralekha’s success in 1948, it dawned on south producers that a huge market in Hindi belt was available for their successful south films. One after another hit films started from South, like Nishan-49, Mangala-50,Bahar-51, Mr. Sampat-52, Miss Mary-57, Asha-57 and such other films, which were either remakes of Tamil/Telugu hit films or films made in Madras.

During this period, C Ramchandra and his songs were very popular in south. At the same time, his favourite Lyricist Rajendra krishna also had a great demand in south. Rajendra Krishna worked for both AVM and Gemini films. Vasan wanted that Rajendra krishna should work only for Gemini and not AVM. However, Rajendra Krishna continued working for AVM, so Vasan decided not to take Rajendra krishna for Gemini films anymore.

In 1957, AVM’s film Bhabhi became a Hit film. Rajendra krishna had written all the songs for Bhabhi. In 1958, when Vasan Planned to make Raaj Tilak in Hindi and its Tamil and Telugu versions, at the same time, he selected C Ramchandra as its Music Director. That time C Ramchandra was working for film Amardeep-58 in Bombay and Rajendra krishna was the Lyricist. C Ramchandra knew that Vasan will not take Rajendra krishna as a Lyricist for Gemini films anymore. At that time only, P L Santoshi met C Ramchandra. He had fallen on bad days and requested C Ramchandra for his help.

With consideration for past successful association with Santoshi, C Ramchandra recommended Santoshi’s name to Vasan. He also agreed. When Rajendra Krishna came to know this, he did not like it and he severed ties with C Ramchandra. The two never worked together again. The year 1958 was not a good year for C Ramchandra anyway. Lata had given indications that after Raaj Tilak, she would not sing for C Ramchandra. She did only one solo and one duet in this film. After Rajendra krishna split with C Ramchandra, he started recommending Chitragupta, Madan Mohan and others to South producers. C Ramchnadra stopped getting their offers. In addition film Raaj Tilak also did not do so well.

The cast of film Raaj Tilak-58 was Vaijayanti Mala, Padmini, Gemini Ganeshan, Pran, Jagirdar, Bipin Gupta, Lalita Pawar, Durga Khote etc etc. Gemini Ganeshan (17-11-1920 to 22-3-2005), better known in Hindi belt as actress Rekha’s father, started his Hindi films with Devta-56. Then came Miss Mary-57 and his third film was Raaj Tilak-58. He acted in 24 Hindi films. His last film was Allauddin and wonderful Lamp-82. After his death in 2005, two films were released in 2009, namely Shivdoot and Devi Saraswati, both dubbed films.

When I saw actor Pran’s name in the cast of this film, I remembered that Pran had also acted in another same titled film Raaj Tilak-84, featuring Dharmendra, Hema etc. Pran’s first Hindi film – as a Hero – was Khandan-42 in Lahore. he again acted in another same name film Khandan-in 1965. In the 42 film he was the Hero, but in the 1965 film he was a Villain. He did exactly opposite in another same name film. In film Aan Baan-56 ( Ajit-N.Jaywant), he was a Villain, but in the 1972 film Aan Baan (Rajendra kumar-Rakhi) he did a benevolent person’s sober role in this film ! Pran acted as a Villain in film Chingari-55(Shekhar-N.Jayawant) and also in film Chingari-89 (Sanjay Khan-Leena Cghandavarkar).

Pran did role in many remakes of his films. When he came to Bombay from Lahore in 1948, he got roles in films Grihasthi, Ziddi and Chunaria. In 1948, two of his Lahore made films – Birhan and Barsat ki ek raat – released in India. In both these films, he was the Hero, but in India, he started as a villain in his first 3 films. Kishore Sahu remade film Grihasthi-48 as Film “Ghar Basaa ke Dekho”-1963. In this film Pran did the same role as in the 48 film. Comedian Gope had made a film “Malkin” in 1951 (Gope and Yakub). His brother Ram Kamlani remade this film as “Biradari’ in 1966 (Mehmood and Kanhaiyalal). Pran was villain in both the films.

In his 66 years of career, Pran did variety of roles. Besides acting in remakes and same title films, he also worked in 2-3 generations of actor families. In film Rajkumar-1964, he worked with Prithviraj Kapoor. With Raj Kapoor, he did films like Aah, Chori chori, Jis desh mein Ganga behti hai etc etc. He worked with Shammi Kapoor and Shashi Kapoor also. In 1973, he worked in film Rikshawala, with Randhir Kapoor and in film Bobby, with Rishi Kapoor. Thus he worked in 3 generations of Kapoor family.

Pran worked with Naseem Bano in film Sindbad the sailor-52 and worked in many films with Saira Bano-her daughter. He worked with Mumtaz Ali and Mehmood. Pran acted with Sunil Dutt and Sanjay Dutt. He also worked with Dharmendra and Sunny Deol.

There was no other actor like him in Hindi film industry ever again.

Coming back to film Raaj Tilak-58, the story of the film was….

The loyal Diwan of the kingdom accuses the Senapathi to have planned the killing of the young prince. The king ,as a punishment banishes him to another country, but Senapati hides in the kingdom itself. One day he kills the king and becomes the ruler. Before dying, the king asks his loyal Diwan to save the prince and the princess. Diwan takes them and runs away, leaving his own wife and children.

Senapati captures Diwan’s wife, keeps her in prison on an island and leaves his son and daughter in the flowing river. Some kind person saves the children and they grow up as Chander ( G.Ganesan) and sister Gowri ( Vijaya kumari). Senapati comes to know about them and abducts Gowri and arrests Chander and keeps him in a prison on the same island as his mother. Gowri dies while attempting to run away.

Chander meets his mother and learns everything. He vows to kill the Senapathi. He tries to escape from the island with his mother, but mother dies on way and Chander is thrown into the raging sea. He survives and reaches Ratna island. The Rajkumari Mandakini of Ratna island loves him. He narrates every thing to her and she allows him to go his kingdom to kill Senapathi. He comes to the kingdom where he meets his father and also princes Padma who loves him. Meanwhile Mandakini also reaches the kingdom. Padma and Mandakini meet and Padma allows them their love, sacrificing her love.

However during the final battle, in an attempt to save Chander, Mandakini dies. Senapathi is killed and peace returns to kingdom. Padma and Chandar marry and he gets the Raj Tilak !

Today’s song from film Raaj Tilak-58 is sung by Asha, Rafi, Vinod and chorus. In the video, one can see Agha, Jagirdar, Shammi and Padmini. This will be the 4th song from this film to feature here.


Song-Chalna sambha sambhal ke jee (Raaj Tilak)(1958) Singers-Rafi, Asha Bhonsle, Vinod, Lyrics-P L Santoshi, MD-C Ramchandra
All

Lyrics

ha ha
sambhal ke bhai
chalna sambhal ke ji sambhal sambhal ke chalna
chalna sambhal ke ji sambhal sambhal ke chalna
ho o raahi ho
ho o raahi ho
chalna sambhal sambhal ke ji chalna sambhal ke
hoy chalna sambhal sambhal ke ji chalna sambhal ke

ho gaadi waale
dekh gali ke khadke gaali re chalaaye
naazuk naazuk dil hai mera
gachke na khaaye
piya gachke na khaaye

atak datak kyun tu bole
ye to meethhe methhe hichkole laage halke halke
hoy chalna sambhal sambhal ke ji chalna sambhal ke

manzil hai kitni door oor
manzil hai kitni door
jaanoon na haaye re ae
soch ke yahi mera aa aa
jiya ghabraaye re
jiya ghabraaye re
hone aayi shaam
hone aayi shaam
ek na taara jhhalke

hoy chalna sambhal sambhal ke ji chalna sambhal ke

meelon ki koson ki tu dekh na doori
tu dekh na doori
man mein jo aasha teri hogi wo poori
hogi wo poori
sooraj niklega phir
ek baar dhhal ke

hoy chalna sambhal sambhal ke ji chalna sambhal ke
hoy chalna sambhal sambhal ke ji chalna sambhal ke

hoshiyaar
khabardaar


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Blog Day: 4328 Post No.: 15619

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2010-2020) – Song No. 32
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“Insaaniyat”(1955) was produced and directed by S S Wasan for Gemini Pictures, Madras. This movie had Dilip Kumar, Dev Anand, Bina Rai, Vijaylaxmi, Jayant, Jairaj, Shobhana Samarth, Badr Prasad, Kumar, Agha, Mohana, Zippy (Chimpanzee), T Mukherjee, Ishwar Lala, G v Sharma, Vijay Rao, G Bhatt etc in it.

The movie had a whopping 17 songs in it. How can a movie have so many songs and still have some time left for story ! I also wonder how the music team of the movie had the stamina and drive to create so many songs in a movie !

Eight of these songs have been covered so far.

No. Blog Song number

Songs Posted on
1. 1619 Tere sang sang sang piyaa khel ke main rang 15 July 2009
2. 1790 Chup chup chup hone lagaa kuchh 23 Aug 2009
3. 2381 Aayi jhoom ke bahaar 3 Apr 2010
4. 2487 Main bandar hoon shahar kaa tu banmaanush junglee 24 May 2010
5. 8436 Apni chhaaya mein bhagwaan bithhaa le mujhe 31 July 2013
6. 15013 Raja beta bada hoke jaayega school 30 Apr 2019
7. 15335 Gori kar le tu aaj singaar 11 Dec 2019
8. 15513 Haseenon ka manzoor kar lo salaam 3 Apr 2020

This movie offered one blog Ten year challenge opportunity on 3 april 2020 which was used. Today, seven weeks later, another Blog Ten year challenge opportunity presents itself for this song.

On this occasion, here is the ninth song from “Insaaniyat”(1955) to appear in the blog. his song is sung by Lata and Chorus. Rajinder Krishan is the lyricist. Music is composed by C Ramchandra.

Only the audio of the song is available. It is clear that the song was lip synced by Bina Roy on screen.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.
Audio link:

Song-Chala gaya hai maaanjhi (Insaaniyat)(1955) singer-Lata, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-C Ramchandra
Lata + Female chorus
Lata + Female chorus + Male chorus

Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra)

chalaa gaya hai maanjhi
naiyyaa chhod beech manjhdhaar
tere haath hai maalik meri
qismat ki patwaar
rakhiyo mori laaj
prabhu teri charan padi main aaj
rakhiyo mori laaj
prabhu teri charan padi main aaj

aaj chalaa mere sar ka saayee
meri nazar se door
aaj chalaa mere sar ka saayee
meri nazar se door
maange hain vardaan ye tujhse
birhan kaa sindoor
jaissey jaayein waissey aaye
ghar mera sartaaj prabhu teri
charan padi main aaj
rakhiyo mori laaj
prabhu teri charan padi main aaj
rakhiyo mori laaj
prabhu teri charan padi main aaj

thodi si prabhu de do apne
charan kamal ki dhool
de do charan kamal ki dhool
de do charan kamal ki dhool

teri dayaa se bann jaayega
ek ek kaantaa phool
de do charan kamal ki dhool
de do charan kamal ki dhool

tu hai jisska saathi
usske kaun bigaade kaaj
prabhu teri
charan padi main aaj
rakhiyo mori laaj
prabhu teri charan padi main aaj
rakhiyo mori laaj
prabhu teri charan padi main aaj

rakhiyo mori laaj


This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, a fellow enthusaist 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 :

4291 Post No. : 15544

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2010-2020) – Song No. 21
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Today’s song is from the movie “Kavi-1954”. I have neither watched the movie nor I am aware of many of its songs. However, when I noticed this movie is due for ‘Blog ten-year challenge’ of 17.04.2020, I checked its pending songs. I came across a duet sung by Rafi Saab and Talat Mehmood which I found interesting since I was not aware of this song. Also, the music of this movie is composed by C. Ramchandra ji one of my favorite music directors which is another reason why I am sharing this song here today.

Three songs were represented on the blog on 17.04.2010 including a song from this movie ‘Kavi-1954’;

Song Movie title-Year Remarks
Bolo he zameen bolo aasmaan Chakradhaari-1954 All songs covered
Main pee ke nahin aaya Kavi-1954
Nuktaa cheen hai gham e dil Mirza Ghalib-1954 All songs covered

“Kavi-1954” had total ten songs in it, all written by Rajinder Krishan. Music for this movie was composed by C. Ramchandra.
Lata Mangeshkar, Mohd Rafi, Talat Mehmood, Asha Bhonsle and Chitalkar (C. Ramchandra) had given their voices to the songs in this movie.

So far, the following five songs from this movie have been posted on the blog;

Song Posted On
Main pee ke nahin aaya 17.04.2010
Tere raaste pe hamne ek ghar banaa liyaa hai 19.04.2010
Ham kar ke mohabbat ye samjhe 28.06.2017
Chhotisi zindagi mein kya pyaar muskuraaye 25.11.2016
Teri ik ik adaa jhoothhi 07.09.2019

Today’s song is the sixth song of this movie being presented on the blog. As mentioned above today’s song is sung by Mohd Rafi and Talat Mehmood.
On our blog the following three songs have been discussed where Rafi and Talat Mehmood have sung together;

Bhar de jholi Allah naam Laila Majnu-1953 14.02.2013
Gham ki andheri raat mein Sushilaa-1966 22.06.2010
Ek chaand aasmaan pe hai Aadmi-1968 09.10.2009

I have not been able to get correct word at the place marked as (?), I would request our editors and knowledgeable readers to kindly provide the same and correct me please…

let us now enjoy this lovely song.


Song-Kavita naam hai gyaan ka (Kavi)(1954) Singers-Rafi, Talat Mehmood, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-C Ramchandra

Lyrics

Kavita naam hai gyaan ka aa
ise likhne waale gyaani ee
shoom (?) ka beta bane kavi ee
ye hai uski naadaani ee
dhor charaane waale ae
bhaasha ke ras ko kya jaane ae
aise kavi to kaala akshar
bhains baraabar maanen ae
aise kavi duboyen lutiyaa
Kavita likhne waalon ki ee
aise kavi duboyen lutiyaa
Kavita likhne waalon ki
nayi kalpnaa gayi bhaad mein
dhoom machee nakkaalon ki ee
dhor charaane waalon ki ee

gyaan prabhu ki den hai
nahin kisi ki ye jaagir
jag ko bud’dhi denewaala
dekhe naa gareeb ameer
Ramaayan se badhkar achchha
aur nahin koi lekh
uske likhne waale daaku
Valmiki ko dekh
jaat paat naa poochhe koi
Kavita likhne waalon ki ee
jaat paat naa poochhe koi
Kavita likhne waalon ki
mahal chhod kar bani ye daasi
bojh uthhaane waalon ki ee
Kavita likhne waalon ki ee

badaa kavi hai kahin ka aa
to ik baat bataa aa
jagat mein pehle pahal pehlaa aa
chhand kisne likha aa
sawaal itnaa badaa hai
jawaab chhotaa saa aa
jagat wo chhand hai
Jagdish ne ae isey likhaa aa

badaa kavi hai kahin ka aa
to ik baat bataa aa
jagat mein pehle pahal pehlaa aa
chhand kisne likha aa
sawaal itnaa badaa hai
jawaab chhotaa saa aa
jagat wo chhand hai
Jagdish ne ae isey likhaa aa

banaaya jisne ye sansaar
uska roop hai kya aa
kisine aaj talak
usko aankh se dekhaa aa
hawaa nazar nahin aati ee
hawaa ka roop to hai
jo kuchh nazar mein hai
parmaatma ka roop to hai

khataa muaaf
hai munh chhotaa
aur baat badi ee
zaraa jawaab do o
hai din badaa ya
raat badi ee

bhalaaa ye poochhi hai tumne
kahaan ki baat badi ee
kabhi ke din hain bade ae
aur kabhi ki raat badi ee
tumhaari baat mein
Kavita ka ras nahin aaya
jawaab maine jo sochaa thha
wo nahin paaya
khataa muaaf
hai munh chhotaa
aur baat badi ee
hai din ghareeb ka aa
dhanwaan ki ee hai raat badi ee

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Devnagri script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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कविता नाम है ज्ञान का आ
इसे लिखने वाले ज्ञानी ई
शून(?) का बेटा बने ए कवि ई
ये है उसकी नादानी ई
ढोर चराने वाले ए
भाषा के रस को क्या जाने ए
ऐसे कवि तो काला अक्षर
भैंस बराबर माने ए
ऐसे कवि डूबोयें लुटिया
कविता लिखने वालों कि ई
ऐसे कवि डूबोयें लुटिया
कविता लिखने वालों कि
नयी कल्पना गयी भाड में
धूम मची नक्कालों की ई
ढोर चराने वालों की ई

ज्ञान प्रभु की देन है
नहीं किसी की ये जागीर
जग को बुद्धि देनेवाला
देखे ना गरीब अमीर
रामायण से बढ़कर अच्छा
और नहीं कोई लेख
उसके लिखने वाले डाकू
वाल्मीकि को देख
ज़ात पात ना पूछे कोई
कविता लिखने वालों की ई
ज़ात पात ना पूछे कोई
कविता लिखने वालों की
महल छोड़ कर बनी ये दासी
बोझ उठाने वालों की ई
कविता लिखने वालों की ई

बड़ा कवि है कहीं का आ
तो इक बात बता आ
जगत में पहले पहल पहला आ
छंद किसने लिखा आ
सवाल इतना बड़ा है
जवाब छोटा सा आ
जगत वो छंद है
जगदीश ने ए इसे लिखा आ

बड़ा कवि है कहीं का आ
तो इक बात बता आ
जगत में पहले पहल पहला आ
छंद किसने लिखा आ
सवाल इतना बड़ा है
जवाब छोटा सा आ
जगत वो छंद है
जगदीश ने ए इसे लिखा आ

बनाया जिसने ये संसार
उसका रूप है क्या आ
किसीने आज तलक
उसको आँख से देखा आ
हवा नज़र नहीं आती ई
हवा का रूप तो है
जो कुछ नज़र में है
परमात्मा का रूप तो है

खता मुआफ़
है मुंह छोटा
और बात बड़ी ई
ज़रा जवाब दो ओ
है दिन बड़ा या
रात बड़ी ई

भला ये पूछी है तुमने
कहाँ की बात बड़ी ई
कभी के दिन है बड़े ए
और कभी की रात है बड़ी ई

तुम्हारी बात में
कविता का रस नहीं था आ
जवाब मैंने जो सोचा था
वो नहीं पाया
खता मुआफ़
है मुंह छोटा
और बात बड़ी ई
है दिन गरीब का आ
धनवान की ई है रात बड़ी ई


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Blog Day: 4277 Post No.: 15513

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2010-2020) – Song No. 16
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Now a days we have been managing one or two posts a day daily. When I look back ten years ago, we had similar situation in the blog even in those days.

For instance, on this day ten years ago, viz on 3 april 2010, two songs were covered in the blog viz:

Song Movie title-Year Remarks
Main pyaar ka deewaanaa Aayi Milan Ki Bela-1964 All Songs posted
Aayi jhoom ke bahaar Insaaniyat-1955 07 of 17 songs posted

“Insaaniyat”(1955) was produced and directed by S S Wasan for Gemini Pictures, Madras. This movie had Dilip Kumar, Dev Anand, Bina Rai, Vijaylaxmi, Jayant, Jairaj, Shobhana Samarth, Badr Prasad, Kumar, Agha, Mohana, Zippy (Chimpanzee), T Mukherjee, Ishwar Lala, G v Sharma, Vijay Rao, G Bhatt etc in it.

The movie had a whopping 17 songs in it. Seven of these songs have been covered so far.

Song Posted On
Tere sang sang piyaa khel ke main rang 15.07.2009
Chup chup chup hone lagaa kuchh 23.08.2009
Aayi jhoom ke bahaar 03.04.2010
Main bandar hoon shahar kaa … 24.05.2010
Apni chhaayaa mein bhagwaan bithhaa le mujhe 31.07.2013
Raja beta bada hoke jaayega school 30.04.2019
Gori kar le tu aaj singaar 11.12.2019

The third song from this movie viz.Aayi jhoom ke bahaar was covered in the blog ten years ago. So this gives us an opportunity to cover another song from the movie under the “Blog Ten year Challenge” series. So here is the eighth song from “Insaaniyat”(1955). This song is sung by Asha Bhonsle and chorus. Rajinder Krishan is the lyricist. Music is composed by C Ramchandra.

The song is picturised as a rajdarbaar dance song. I am unable to identify the dancer lip syncing in Asha Bhonsle’s voice. I request our kowledgeale readers to help identify her as well as others seen in the picturisation.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Avinash Scrapwala, who keeps a keen eye on “Blog Ten Year Challenge” opportunities which have been rather limited for the last few weeks.


Song-Haseenon ka manzoor kar lo salaam (Insaaniyat)(1955) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-C Ramchandra
chorus

Lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

Haseenon ka manzoor Kar lo salaam
Tumhaari mohabbat ke Ham hai ghulaam
Ham hain ghulaam
Tere ham hai ghulaam
Haseenon ka manzoor Kar lo salaam
Tumhaari mohabbat ke Ham hai ghulaam
Ham hain ghulaam
Tere ham hai ghulaam

mere mukhde ka til hai tumhaare liye ae
mera naazuk sa dil hai tumhaare liye ae
mere mukhde ka til hai tumhaare liye
mera naazuk sa dil hai tumhaare liye
tumhaare liye
mere honthhon ke jaam
tumhaare liye
mere honthhon ke jaam

Tumhaari mohabbat ke Ham hai ghulaam
Ham hain ghulaam
Tere ham hai ghulaam
Haseenon ka manzoor
Kar lo salaam
Tumhaari mohabbat ke
Ham hai ghulaam
Ham hain ghulaam
Tere ham hai ghulaam

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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हसीनों का मंज़ूर कर लो सलाम
तुम्हारी मोहब्बत के हम हैं ग़ुलाम
हम हैं ग़ुलाम
तेरे हम हैं ग़ुलाम
हसीनों का मंज़ूर कर लो सलाम
तुम्हारी मोहब्बत के हम हैं ग़ुलाम
हम हैं ग़ुलाम
तेरे हम हैं ग़ुलाम

मेरे मुखड़े का तिल है तुम्हारे लिए ए
मेरा नाज़ुक सा दिल है तुम्हारे लिए ए
मेरे मुखड़े का तिल है तुम्हारे लिए
मेरा नाज़ुक सा दिल है तुम्हारे लिए
तुम्हारे लिए
मेरे होंठों के जाम
तुम्हारे लिए मेरे होंठों के जाम

तुम्हारी मोहब्बत के हम हैं ग़ुलाम
हम हैं ग़ुलाम
तेरे हम हैं ग़ुलाम
हसीनों का मंज़ूर कर लो सलाम
तुम्हारी मोहब्बत के हम हैं ग़ुलाम
हम हैं ग़ुलाम
तेरे हम हैं ग़ुलाम


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Blog Day :

4241 Post No. : 15459 Movie Count :

4258

“Balram Srikrishna”(1968) was directed by Chandrakant for Joy Films, Bombay. This mythological movie had Dara Singh, Shahu Modak, Premnath, Nana Palsikar, Randhawa, Azad, Ashish Kumar, Gemini Ganesh, Prithviraj, Savitri, Jaishri Gadkar, Geetanjali, Madhumati, Bela Bose, Padma Rani, Sushma, Uma Khosla, Aruna Irani, Sulochana Chatterjee, Babu Raje, Sherry, BM Vyas, Anand Joshi, Arvind Pandya, Bhale Rao, Radheshyam, Pal Sharma etc in it.

The movie had nine songs in it. One song has been covered in the past.

Here is the second song from “Balram Srikrishna”(1968) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Asha Bhonsle and chorus. Kavi Pradeep is the lyricist. music is composed by C Ramchandra.

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


Song-Mujhko auron se kya ab kaam (Balram Srikrishna)(1968) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Kavi Pradeep, MD-C Ramchandra
Chorus

Lyrics

Mujhko auron se kya ab kaam
Mujhko auron se kya ab kaam re ae
mere man mein basey mere Shyaam re
mere man mein basey mere Shyaam
Jai Shree Krishn jai Govind
Jai Ghanshyam
Jai Shree Krishn jai Govind
Jai Ghanshyam

jiske sang rahe banmaali
uski roz hai deewaali
chanda kise chaahiye
sooraj kise chaahiye
chanda kise chaahiye
sooraj kise chaahiye
main to paa gayi jyoti ka dhaam re ae
mere man mein basey mere Shyaam re
mere man mein basey mere Shyaam
Jai Shree Krishn jai Govind
Jai Ghanshyam
Jai Shree Krishn jai Govind
Jai Ghanshyam

Prabhu pe
nichhaawar huyi main
Prabhu pe
saare sukh hain yahin sab ke
kaun jaaye Mathura
kaun jaaye Dwarika
kaun jaaye Mathura
kaun jaaye Dwarika
mujhko bhala mera Gokul graam re ae
mere man mein basey mere Shyaam re
mere man mein basey mere Shyaam
Jai Shree Krishn jai Govind
Jai Ghanshyam
Jai Shree Krishn jai Govind
Jai Ghanshyam


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