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Blog Day :

4741 Post No. : 16468

“Girls’ School” (1949) was produced by Kavi Pradeep and Amiya Chakraborty and directed by Amiya Chakraborty for Lokmanya Productions, Bombay. This movie had Geeta Bali, Sohan, Mangala, Krishna, Sajjan, Ramsingh, Shashikala, Vimala Vashisht etc in it.

A letter sent to “Film India” magazine and published in its August 1949 edition has this to say about the movie:-

I am wondering what this film has to do with women’s educational institute. There is not a single scene depicting as to how our rustic Indian girls are thought to become good mothers, good wives and good sisters though the head mistress of the Girls School uses these phrases so generously.

Nowhere (in the film) do we come across a single shot of the newly appointed young teacher and the head mistress taking classes. But none the less, we see a good deal about their ‘Laila-Majnu’ affairs. I shudder to think of the consequences that might follow if all the unmarried teachers begin to act in this manner.

The above reader was not alone in holding such views about this movie. The movie duly flopped and with that Kavi Pradeep gave up his aspirations of becoming a producer and confined himself to being a lyricist for the rest of his career. His co producer Amiya Chakraborty, though continued to be a producer and director and he met ith considerable success in his subsequent ventures.

“Girls’ School” (1949) had nine songs in it. Amil Biswas was originally signed up as the music director and he had composed four songs before he was shown the door as he could not see eye to eye with Kavi Pradeep. The remaining five songs were composed by c Ramchandra.

8 Songs from “Girls’ School” (1949) have been covered in the past. Here are their details:-

Sr. No. Details of Songs Date of Posting
1. Tumhi kaho mera man kyun rahe udaas nahin 25 April 2011
2. Baar baar tum soch rahi ho…chaar din ki chaandni hai 9 July 2011
3. O shahar ke baanke baaboo…zara dil pe rakhiyo qaaboo 19 May 2015
4. Kuchh sharmaate huye aur kuchh saham saham 6 February 2016
5. Raam bharose meri gaadi 25 October 2016
6. Danke ki chot par kehta hoon main 12 November 2017
7. Phoolon ka sapna dekhne waalon 1 may 2021
8. Gori ek baat sun badi mazedaar hai 9 July 2021

Here is the ninth and final song from “Girls’ School” (1949) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Lalita Deulkar. 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.

Lyrics of this song were sent by Prakashchandra.

With this song, all the songs of “Girls’ School” (1949) are covered in the blog and the movie joins the list of movies that have been YIPPEED in the blog.

audio link:

Song-Koi bata do re ab main kya karoon (Girls’ School)(1949) Singer-Lalita Deulkar, Lyrics-Kavi Pradeep, MD-C Ramchandra

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

ek taraf hai jag ka aaa bandhan
ek taraf hai pyaaa..aaar
inn donon ke ae
beech mein meraa
jal rahaa hai sansaar

koyi bataa do rey ae ae
koyi bataa do rey
ab main kyaa karoon oon
kyaa karoon

mujhko woh din hai yaaa…aaad
mujhko woh din hai yaad
ke jab mere nain huye thhe chaar
palkon ne saath diya
khushi ki shabnam se singaar
magar woh din bhi
beet gaye ae ae ae ae
magar woh din bhi ee
beet gaye ae ae
bichchad gaye dildaar
meri aashaa ki
sab kishtiyaan
doob gayee manjhdaar
ho o doob gayi manjhdhaar
koyi bataa do rey ae ae
koyi bataa do rey ae
ab main kyaa karoon oon
kyaa karoon

kaun karega
apne haathhon se
apni chitaa taiyyaar
kaun rakhegaa
meri tarah se
phir us mein angaar
mere liye zindagi ee bani hai
ab talwaar ki dhaar
main to chaahoon ke
piyaa ko pukaaroon
phir bhi sakoon na pukaar
ho o
phir bhi sakoon na pukaar
koyi bataa do rey ae ae
koyi bataa do rey ae
ab main kyaa karoon oon
kyaa karoon


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Blog Day :

4740 Post No. : 16466

“Leela”(1947) was produced by Gyan Mukherjee and directed by Dattaram N Pai for Filmistan, Bombay. The movie had Shobha, Kanu Roy, Veera, V.H.Desai, Aga Jan, Leela Misra, Krishnan kutty, B.M.Dixit, Satyanarayan, Sharma, Sunalini devi, Roshan, Radha, Roma etc in it.

The movie had nine songs in it. Seven songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the eighth song from “Leela”(1947) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Binapani Mukherjee. Qamar Jalalabadi is the lyricist. Music is composed by C Ramchandra.

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

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

Audio link:

Song-Duniya se hamein kya mila hai pyaar kisi ka (Leela)(1947) Singers-Binapani Mukherjee, Lyrics-Qamar Jalalabadi, MD-C Ramchandra

Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra)

duniyaa se hamein kyaa
duniyaa se hamein kya
milaa hai pyaar kisee kaa
duniyaa se hai pyaaraa
hamein iqraar kisee kaa aa aa
pyaar kisee kaa

duniya se hamein kyaa
duniyaa se hamein kya
milaa hai pyaar kisee kaa
duniyaa se hai pyaaraa
hamein iqraar kisee kaa aa aa
pyaar kisee kaa

do raahey pe meri jawaani khadee hai
do raahey pe meri jawaani khadee hai
ye soch rahee hai
idhar duniya khadee hai ae
udhar pi ki gaali hai
jaaoon pee ke gali mein
jaaoon pee ke gali mein
sunaa hai daur kisee kaa
duniyaa se hai pyaaraa
hamein iqraar kisee kaa aa aa
pyaar kisee kaa
duniya se hamein kyaa
duniyaa se hamein kyaa
milaa hai pyaar kisee kaa
duniyaa se hai pyaaraa
hamein iqraar kisee kaa aa aa
pyaar kisee kaa

tu aaye to main dil ke
armaan nikaal loon
paaon ki sunn`ke aahat
dil ko sambhaal loon
baahon ka haar banaa ke
tere galey mein daal doon
baahon ka haar banaa ke
tere galey mein daal doon
tu poochh ye hai kyaa
tu poochh ye hai kyaa
main kahoon pyaar kisee kaa
duniyaa se hai pyaaraa
hamein iqraar kisee kaa aa aa
pyaar kisee kaa

duniya se hamein kyaa
duniyaa se hamein kya
milaa hai pyaar kisee kaa
duniyaa se hai pyaaraa
hamein iqraar kisee kaa aa aa
pyaar kisee kaa aa


This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular 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 :

4739 Post No. : 16463

Blog 10-Year Challenge (2011-2021) – Song No.30
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In Hindi film industry, the experiences of lyricists turning producer/director have not been generally good barring very few exceptions like P L Santoshi and Gulzar. Dr. Safdar Aah Sitapuri, after successfully writing lyrics for 25 films during 1939-1945, turned director with ‘Bhook’ (1946). The film flopped at the box office. With this, he reverted to song writing until 1954 when he directed ‘Maan’ (1954). This film also flopped. After this, he went back to his teaching profession.

Nakshab Jarchvi, who started his filmy career as lyricist in 1945, turned producer-director with ‘Nagma’ (1953) which was a successful film at the box office, He produced and directed his next, ‘Raftaar’ (1955) which flopped. Next, he directed ‘Zindagi Ya Toofaan’ (1958) which did not do well on the box office front. After this film, he migrated to Pakistan.

Ishwar Chand Kapoor directed two films – ‘Chaand Sitaare’ (1948) and ‘Tarang’ (1952) after which he was absent from Hindi film industry between 1952-57 to resurface as lyricist in 1957. J S Kashyap, the writer and lyricist, directed the only film ‘Anyaya’ (1949). Bharat Vyas, after directing his first film, ‘Rangeela Rajasthan’ (1949), refrained from directing any film thereafter. Aziz Kashmiri directed his first film, ‘Sabz Baag’ (1951). After about a decade, he directed his second and the last film, ‘Pathan’/’Rang Raliyaan’ (1962). Both the films were failures at the box office.

The hardship experienced by Shailendra when he produced ‘Teesri Kasam’ (1966) is well known. Jaan Nisar Akhtar produced ‘Bahu Begum’ (1967). Despite having top actors and excellent music, the film failed at the box office. Probably, he may have realised that producing a film was not his cup of tea. He, therefore, concentrated only on song writing thereafter. There may be some more examples of lyricists turning producer/director and failed. Kavi Pradeep was one among them.

Kavi Pradeep started his career as lyricist with Bombay Talkies and wrote lyrics for six films between 1939-43. The tremendous success of ‘Kismet’ (1943) with its songs, all written by Kavi Pradeep becoming very popular, took his career as a lyricist took a great height. In 1943, because of the internal rift, Ashok Kumar, Shashdhar Mukherjee, Gyan Mukherjee, Rai Bahadur Chunnilal and a few more left Bombay Talkies to form Filmistan. Kavi Pradeep also joined them with a 5-year contract.

‘Chal Chal Re Naujawaan’ (1944) was the first film produced under Filmistan banner whose all songs were written by Kavi Pradeep. The film failed at the box office. It appears that after this, Kavi Pradeep was sidelined in Filmistan. Except for ‘Shikari’ (1946), Kavi Pradeep did not get to write songs for Filmistan’s other films like ‘Mazdoor’ (1945), ‘Eight Days’ (1946), ‘Do Bhai’ (1947), ‘Nadiya Ke Paar’ (1948) and ‘Shaheed’ (1948). Since he was under contract with Filmistan and was almost inactive, Kavi Pradeep wrote for films made outside Filmistan such as ‘Kadambari’ (1944), ‘Amrapali’ (1945), ‘Sati Toral’ (1947) and ‘Veerangana’ (1947) under an assumed name of ‘Miss Kamal B.A.’

After the end of his contract period with Filmistan in 1948, Kavi Pradeep became a freelancer. During this period, he decided to turn producer with a newly set up film production company, Lokmanya Productions along with Amiya Chakrabarty and produced the first (and the last) film, ‘Girls’ School’ (1949) which was directed by Amiya Chakrabarty. The film’s star cast included Geeta Bali and Sohan in lead role with Sajjan, Shashikala, Ram Singh, Mangala, Vimala Vashisht, Haroon, in subsidiary roles.

The film’s synopsis is as under:

Meena (Geeta Bali) leaves home when she is forced to accept an arranged marriage. She comes to a village and set up a girls’ school which is opposed by local landlord. Bipin (Sajjan), the landlord’s brother-in-law has an eye on Meena. The school is in need of a teacher. In response to an advertisement, Shanti Kumar Majumdar appears for an interview and gets selected as teacher in the girls’ school. The landlord’s widowed sister Sumitra Devi (Vimla Vashisht), a supporter of the school, objects because he is not married. Meena and Shanti Kumar fall in love but he realises the damage he may cause to her school and leaves. Bipin then spreads rumours about Shanti Kumar’s morals, which cause a further difficulty that has to be resolved before both the future of the school and of the loving couple may be assured. (Source: https://indiancine.ma/FLM).

The film failed miserably at the box office and Kavi Pradeep lost his good amount of money which probably made him realised to settle for only the song writing for the rest of his life. Amiya Chakravarty started his own banner ‘Mars & Movies’ and successfully produced and directed films like ‘Daag’ (1952), ‘Patita’ (1953) and ‘Seema’ (1955).

‘Girls’ School’ (1949) had 9 songs of which 7 songs have been covered in the Blog, details of which are given below:

Sr. No. Details of Songs Date of Posting
1. Tumhi kaho mera man kyun rahe udaas nahin 25/04/2011
2. Baar baar tum soch rahi ho…chaar din ki chaandni hai 09/07/2011
3. O shahar ke baanke baaboo…zara dil pe rakhiyo qaaboo 19/05/2015
4. Kuchh sharmaate huye aur kuchh saham saham 06/02/2016
5. Raam bharose meri gaadi 25/10/2016
6. Danke ki chot par kehta hoon main 11/12/2017
7. Phoolon ka sapna dekhne waalon 01/05/2021

Generally, Kavi Pradeep was known for his patriotic, inspirational and religious songs. In ‘Girls’ School’ (1949), he had written some light-hearted songs such as songs at Sr. Nos. 4 and 6 in the above table. I am presenting one more light-hearted song, ‘gori ek baat sun badi mazedaar hai’ from the film sung by Chitalkar (C Ramchandra) and Shamshad Begum. The song is set to music by C Ramchandra. I had uploaded the video of the song more than 4 years back with a view to posting the song on the Blog. It is only today, the song got a muharat to be presented under ‘Blogs 10-Year Challenge (2011-2021)’.

Enjoy this ‘nok jhok’ song.

Lyrics of the song were provided by Prakashchnadra.

Audio Clip:

Song-Gori ek baat sun badi mazedaar hai (Girls’ School)(1949) Singers-C Ramchandra, Shamshad Begam, Lyrics-Kavi Pradeep, MD-C Ramchandra
Both

Lyrics(provided by Prakashchandra)

gori ek baat sun
badi mazedaar hai
kyaa
teri takraar mein bhi pyaar hai
teri takraar mein bhi pyaar hai

piya tum kitne samajhdaar ho
ha ha
kaun kehta hai ki tum ganwaar ho
kyon gori kaisi kahi
badi mauke ki rahi
magar ye baat tumhaari nahin
magar ye baat tumhaari nahin
udhaar hai

haain
teri takraar mein bhi
uun hoon

teri akal se das guni hai gori
mujh mein akal
zara sheeshe mein dekho apni shakal
jyaada bak bak mat kar
jyaada bak bak mat kar
bas ho jaa chupchaap
baap re baap
ghadi ghadi mujhko sata mat
lagega paap
baap re baap
mere bhagwaan bata…aa
mere bhagwaan bata
ye kya chamtkaar hai
mera baalam hai
ya police ka zamadaar hai

teri takraar mein bhi pyaar hai
teri takraar mein bhi pyaar hai

aaj se sun papeeha
aaj se sun papeeha
teri meri kutti
apne naihar ko chali ja
hai tujhe chhutti
aisa mat bolo piya
dhak dhak hoye jiya
aisa mat bolo piya
dhak dhak hoye jiya

phir kaahe ko akadti
meri sarkaar hai
teri takraar mein bhi pyaar hai
teri takraar mein bhi pyaar hai

teri meri preet gori
kabhi nahin chhoote
kabhi nahin chhoote
hato ji hato balam
hato ji hato balam
tum ho bade jhoothe

meri dugdugi baje dug dug
o mere saiyyaan jio jug jug
meri dugdugi baje dug dug
o mere saiyyaan jio jug jug
tera mera jhagda mita
ab to beda paar hai
tera mera jhagda mita
ab to beda paar hai
teri takraar mein bhi pyaar hai
teri takraar mein bhi pyaar hai
teri takraar mein bhi pyaar hai


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Blog Day :

4621 Post No. : 16265

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2011-2021) – Song No. 17
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This date ten years ago (13 March 2011) saw six songs from six different movies getting discussed in the blog. Here are the details:-

Blog post number Song Movie (Year) Remarks
3645 Nukta cheen hai gham e dil Yahudi Ki Ladki(1933) 5 songs covered by now out of 19
3646 Abhi shaam aayegi niklenge taare Samadhi(1950) Movie YIPPEED by now
3647 Ye haseen shaam gardish mein jaam (Teerandaaz) Teerandaaz(1955) 3 songs covered out of 6 by now
3648 Aankh mein shokhi lab pe tabassum Reshmi Roomaal(1961) Movie YIPPEED by now
3649 Jabse ham tum bahaaron mein Multiple version song Main Shaadi Karne Chalaa(1962) 5 songs posted out of 9 by now
3650 Chaandi ki deewaar na todi Vishwaas(1969) Movie YIPPEED by now

Four out of six movies have since been YIPPEED. So we are left with just two movies which are eligible for Blog Ten Year Challenge today(13 March 2021).

“Teerandaaz”(1955) is one of them. This movie was produced and directed by H S Rawail for Roshni Films, Bombay. The movie had Madhubala, Ajit, Jairaj, Kuldip Kaur, Gope,Sunder, Yashodhara Khatju, Chandrashekhar, Rirkoo, Bhagwan Sinha, Ravi, Paul Sharma, Krishna Varma, Kumud Tripathi, Ramlal, Madan Bhandari, Helen, Kammo, Mohana etc ith Chanchal as guest artiste.

The movie had six songs in it. Three songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the fourth song from “Teerandaaz”(1955) to appear in the blog. The 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. I request our knoledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of the song.

Lyrics of the song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.


Song-Maine rakh dee nishaane pe jaan re (Teerandaaz)(1955) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-C Ramchandra
Female chorus

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

maine rakh dee nishaane pe jaan rey
zaraa seedhaa to kar lo teer ko
maine rakh dee
maine rakh dee nishaane pe jaan rey
zaraa seedhaa to kar lo teer ko

dekho na aisi tirchhi nazar se
bhadkega sholaa dil se jigar se
dekho na
ajee dekho na aissi tirchhi nazar se
bhadkega sholaa dil se jigar se
achcha nahin hai rah rah ke taknaa
achcha nahin hai reh reh ke taknaa
aissey kissi dilgeer ko
zaraa seedhaa to kar lo teer ko
maine rakh dee nishaane pe jaan rey
zaraa seedhaa to kar lo teer ko

marne se hargiz darte naheen hum
aissi muhabbat karte naheen hum
hoke tumhaare haathon nishaana
hoke tumhare haathon nishaana
denge duaa taqdeer ko
zaraa seedhaa to kar lo teer ko
maine rakh dee nishaane pe jaan rey
zaraa seedhaa to kar lo teer ko

dil ki ye duniyaa kis ke liye hai
samjhey na haayye jis ke liye hai
dil ye hamaara ghar hai tumhaaraa
dil ye hamaara ghar hai tumhaaraa
looto na iss jaageer ko
zaraa seedhaa to kar lo teer ko
maine rakh dee
maine rakh dee nishaane pe jaan rey
zaraa seedhaa to kar lo teer ko
maine rakh dee nishaane pe jaan rey
zaraa seedhaa to kar lo teer ko
maine rakh dee nishaane pe jaan rey
zaraa seedhaa to kar lo teer ko


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 :

4597 Post No. : 16223

Today’s song is from an obscure film of 1944 – Dil ki Baat. The film was made by Atre Pictures, partly owned by P.K.Atre and actress Vanmala. Their relationship was similar to what C.Ramchandra and Lata Mangeshkar had in later years. The film was directed by Atre himself. The only other film he ever directed was Parinde-1945. He believed in hiring directors rather than directing films himself.

The music was composed by C.Ramchandra for the songs written by Ram Murthy and the film’s story, screenplay and dialogues were also written by P.K.Atre himself. The cast of the film was Durga Khote, Ishwarlal, Vanmala, Dixit, Leela Mishra, Vasant Sawkar, Jayram Desai etc.etc.

The year 1944 was a time when the world knew that the end of World War II was near, however, till that time the Raw Film shortage was troubling the film makers in India. Black money generated through Black marketing was disturbing the industry. The cost of the filmmaking, which was about a Lakh or so in 1940, had escalated to 5 to 6 lakhs per film. Studio system was weakened due to individual production practices started by black money investors. Star salaries had inflated. Many stars worked on FreeLance basis. The law of war promotion movies was now forcefully implemented. Many producers made War propaganda movies to get the Raw Film at controlled rates. Government had increased the Entertainment Taxes in Bombay, Madras, UP and CP areas, so the cost of Cinema tickets had increased. Prithvi Theatre was launched by Prithviraj Kapoor. Film artistes gathered under the leadership of EVR Naicker in Madras to form DMK party. M. Karunanidhi was a prominent leader.

In Spite of all this, some good Musical films were made in 1944. Saigal, who arrived in Bombay from Calcutta for good, made his second film in Bombay. New composers, New Heros and New heroines brought a variety of Genres of films made in 1944. Some of the major films of 1944 were….

Bhanwara – Second film by Saigal and Khemchand Prakash in Ranjit in Bombay. Made in just 9 days’ shooting for Saigal, by director Kidar Sharma. It was the second film for Monica Desai too (sister of Leela Desai and wife of Phani Mujumdar).

Bharthari – Last film in India by singer actress Jahan Ara Kajjan who sang her last 2 songs in it. She migrated to Pakistan in the wake of Partition. Very good songs in the film, especially ” Bhiksha de de maiya” by Amirbai and Surendra.

Chal Chal re Naujawan – First film from newly established Filmistan, by the deserters’ group from Bombay Talkies, led by S.Mukherjee and Ashok Kumar. Ashok Kumar sang 6 songs in it for the first and the last time for Ghulam Haider. His song ” Bolo Har Har Mahadev” was very melodious and popular.

Chand – Debut film of Husnlal-Bhagatram team. They were recommended by elder brother Pt. Amarnath, who was the first choice of D.D.Kashyap. After V.Shantaram and his team left Prabhat, this was an attempt by Prabhat to join the mainstream by opting for the first time a Non Marathi star cast and Punjabi style musicians. 5 singers were used by H-B for 11 songs. A mild success film.

Daasi – it was a musical from Lahore by Pt. Amarnath- with his favourite Zeenat Begum.

Film Dost produced the evergreen Noor Jahan song ” Badnam – muhabbat kaun karen” composed by Sajjad Hussain. This one song alone made them both immortal.

Draupadi – a feeble attempt by Baburao Patel to make a Heroine out of his secretary Sushila Rani.

Gaali – Another film by Sajjad, but with only 3 songs to him and 9 to Hanuman Prasad.

Iraada – Pt.Amarnath brought Hemant Kumar two years after his debut in film Meenakshi-42.

Ismat – The first and the only film of the brothers Pt. H.P.Sharma and Pt. Govardhan pershad, as a composer team.

Jwar Bhata – Devika Rani’s discovery, Dilip Kumar’s first film. He was the side Hero and the Hero was Agha. Actress Mrudula also debuted as Dilip’s Heroine.

Krishn Bhakt Bodana – The only film of the Revolutionary Poet singer Master Vasant from Surat. Avinash Vyas, Shankar rao Vyas composed music, while S.N.Tripathi gave background music.

Musical film Lal Haveli – Only time when Noor Jehan and Surendra sang together under Mir Saheb.

Mann ki Jeet – W.Z.Ahmed brings new Heroine Neena, who sings in the voice of Debutante Sitara of Kanpur in all her films. Neena was a Non-Singer.

My Sister – Saigal goes back to Calcutta to complete a Musical film ” My Sister”. Pankaj Mullick gives excellent songs by saigal and others.

There were two films ‘ Panchhi’ and ‘ O Panchhi’ with average songs.

Panna – A war propaganda film based on ” Mata Hari” story, with a new Heroine Geeta Nizami. MD Amir Ali dies before the film is released. The credits in the film dedicate the film to Late Amir Ali.

Perhaps the best music was by Vasant Desai to film ” Parbat pe apna dera”. Vanmala and ulhas excel in acting in a story of sexual repression. All songs are excellent, especially Amirbai’s song ” Pareshan hoon main ” is simply divine.

Lastly, the Best one. Record breaking musical ” Rattan” gave superlative songs by Naushad. Barring 2 songs by Manju, the other 8 songs were all Hits. Rattan gave 200% returns on the film and song records, to the Producer.

The director of this film-P.K.Atre, known popularly in Maharashtra as Acharya Atre, was a writer,Poet, Novelist, Dramatist, Journalist, Politician and a Newspaper owner. In his later years he became famous for his campaign of ” Samyukta Maharashtra” to get a separate Maharashtra state.

The heroine of the film, Vanmala was one of the only 3 Heroines who had Brown Eyes. The other two were Kamala Kotnis and Ragini.

Vanmala was one of those actresses, who not only came from a very respectable Royal family, but was also a highly educated person. In those days, these two things were valued highly. Veteran Marathi and Hindi actress Vanamala will always be associated with her roles in the landmark films, Sikandar (1941) opposite Prithviraj Kapoor and in particular the title role in Shyamchi Aai (1953), the first film ever to win the Best Film Award when the National Awards were instituted for Indian Cinema in 1954.

Vanamala was born as Susheela Devi Pawar on 23-5- 1915. Her father Lt.Col. Rao Bahadur Bapu Rao Pawar was a Minister in Gwalior state. Vanmala grew up in the Royal palace with Princess Kamla Devi. Vanmala graduated from Agra University in 1935 and did her B.T. from Bombay University in 1937.

At 21, Vanmala Devi, was a double graduate and a teacher in the progressive Agarkar High School of Poona. She felt she had a mission in life. Did she find what she was seeking? It is anybody’s guess but teaching was a first try and then she went on to films to find expres­sion for her irrepressible talent.

There was a wrench. Vanala tore herself away from the forbidding regulations of a tra­ditional Maratha family ruled by her father and the devotional orthodoxy handed down to her by her mother along with a love for nature and literature. Vanmala sought to reconcile the irreconcilables with the firm belief that, down the ages, all expressions of art in India were developed and presented by way of a sacred duty.

That was why, when neces­sary, she did not hesitate to turn her back on lucrative film assignments to appear on the Marathi stage. In fact, she work­ed gratis for the building fund of the Marathi Sahitya Sangh at Bombay. Her lead role in the Marathi version of Oscar Wilde’s ‘Lady Windmer’s Fan’ (शोभेचा पंखा), written by Prof. V.H.Kulkarni, is memorable. That was in the early forties.

She began her career in the late 1930s following her graduation and having become a teacher in Pune’s Camp Education Society. Vanamala entered films at a time when it was considered taboo for women from respectable families to work in films though women like Devika Rani and Durga Khote had started working in films by then. It was V.Shantaram who encouraged her to come into the film industry as an actress. Her first film was a Marathi film ” Lapandav”. Pricipal Acharya Atre became very friendly with her and brought her to Hindi films. Vanmala had unusual Brown eyes. Hindi film industry had only two actresses with Brown eyes. One was Vanmala and the other was Ragini, who migrated to Pakistan, after partition.

Prithviraj used to call her Diana the Moon Goddess. The lyrical Pahari Sanyal used to call her “Mala”. Motilal was more-down-to-earth and called her just plain “Bright Eyes”. In fact, it was her eyes that got her the role of Ruksana and it put her in the front rank of Indian film stars with the suc­cess of “Sikandar”. It was one of the early suc­cesses of Minerva Movietone and it has made film history in India.

Vanamala acted in both Hindi and Marathi Cinema. Among her Hindi films, Vanamala will always be best remembered for Sohrab Modi’s historical Sikandar and Sharbati Ankhen (1945), directed by Ramchandra Thakur for Wadia Movietone. In the former she played Alexander the Great’s love interest, a Persian woman, Rukhsana, who fearing for Alexander’s life extracts a promise from Porus that he will not harm Sikandar. Vanamala made a major impact in her role, her beauty coupled with her light-coloured lively eyes taking the audiences breath away. The film itself was a spectacle – its lavish mounting, huge sets and production values equalling the best of Hollywood then particularly its rousing and spectacular battle scenes. It was rated by a British writer as, “…well up to the standard of that old masterpiece The Birth of a Nation.”

The eyes that got Vanmala Devi the lead role of Ruksana in “Sikandar” had soon to be “disowned” in her next picture. In “Parbat Pe Apna Dera”, Van­mala Devi played the role of a blind girl with great effect. First Ulhas was seen, stick in hand, or rather his legs and the lower part of the stick. Then came Vanmala’s dainty feet taking each cautious step. Finally, the camera turned up­wards to feature her full figure. She later told that she was so involved with the role that she actually felt blinded. Once, she had to blink her eyes before she could focus them and look at V. Shantaram who was try­ing to draw her attention.

In Sharbati Ankhen, her Brown eyes were again used to mesmerising effect, the film so aptly titled one feels, after her! The film has some of the earliest songs sung by Mohammed Rafi in his career including Pyaar Karna hi Padega and Bahut Mukhtasar Hai Humari Kahani. The music for the film was done by Feroz Nizami who went on to compose unforgettable music in a hat-trick of films with the great Noor Jehan (Jugnu (1947) in India and Chan Wey (Punjabi) (1951) and Dopatta (1952) in Pakistan).

However, the one role that undoubtedly immortalized Vanamala forever was the title role in the National Award winning Marathi film, Shyam chi Aai-1953, directed by PK Atre. The film, regarded as a cult classic today, is based on one of the most influential Marathi novels of the 20th century (1935), a fictionalised account of the childhood years of Sane Guruji (1899 – 1950). A nationalist influenced by Vinoba Bhave and especially Gandhiji, he was imprisoned repeatedly for his work among the peasantry and participation in the Quit India agitations. His book Shyamchi Aai, written in jail, has 45 episodes in which Shyam, a youth living in poverty in Konkan, recalls the teachings of his mother, a devoutly religious person with an earthy and practical philosophy. The hit film has remained a generic landmark in Marathi Cinema and especially so for Vanamala’s maternal prototype. Actor Madhav Vaze, who played the role of her son Shyam in Shyamchi Aai, recalls Vanamala as a woman of few words. “Her actions spoke for her. She was well-educated and a cultured woman who belonged to a noble family from Gwalior,” he said.

Some other films that Vanamala acted in include Payachi Dasi (Marathi)/ Charnon ki Dasi (Hindi) (1941), Vasantasena (1942), Dil ki Baat (1944), Hatim Tai (1947), Beete Din (1947) and Shree Ram Bharat Milap (1965). In all, she did 25 Hindi films. She sang 24 songs in 5 films in her career. For some time she was a partner in Atre pictures also. She produced the film Bramhan Kanya aka Khandani-1947.

Eventually she did build a bungalow at Khandala and rented out a flat by the sea in Bombay which she furnished with taste and equipped with a selective library. But that still didn’t make a “home”. The nearest she got to it could be when she settled down in Gwalior to look after her ailing father. Perhaps, she had almost arrived at a “home” when she bought over a studio and became the first woman to own one.

The supposedly demure Vanamala was a staunch nationalist and was deeply involved in the freedom movement along with stalwarts like Aruna Asaf Ali and Achyut Patwardhan. She was deeply involved in several social causes and was a member of the Chhatrapati Shivaji National Memorial Committee. She also ran a school to train children in traditional Indian arts and culture, The Haridas Kala Sansthan.

Vanmala Devi’s retirement from films was no surprise to her friends. She had realized that the crusading zeal and aesthetic values of the pioneering days were giving place to new norms of success. She found that filmdom could not afford her the avenue for expression which she wanted— or needed. She sublimated all her yearnings for expression in the worship of Lord Krishna at Vrindavan and later in the ser­vice of her father.

Vanamala who had been suffering from cancer, passed away in Gwalior on May 29, 2007.
(My thanks to Upperstall and Sumati Dhanawate ji-Vanmala’s sister, for using some parts of their articles on Vanmala, along with my notes.)

Songs of film Dil ki Baat-44 are difficult to get. Only 2 songs are available in circulation. With today’s song, both the songs are on this Blog. C.Ramchandra had not developed his trademark style of music cmposition. That was still two years into the future.


Song-Sun re sajan sun re sajan sun re sajan sun (Dil Ki Baat)(1944) Singer-Vanmala, Lyrics-Miss Vimal MA, MD-C Ramchandra

Lyrics

Sun re sajan
Sun re sajan
Sun re sajan sun
Sun re sajan
Sun re sajan
Sun re sajan sun
meri paayaliyaa ki
meri paayaliyaa ki tu
runan jhunan jhun
sun
sun
Sun re sajan
sun re sajan
Sun re sajan sun

aaj maine haathhon mein mehndi rachaayi
aaj maine haathhon mein mehndi rachaayi
aaj meri aankhon mein preet samaayi
preet samaayi
aaj meri aankhon mein preet samaayi
preet samaayi
alsi sajaayi maine
champa chameli sun
ho champa chameli sun
alsi sajaayi maine
champa chameli sun
ho champa chameli sun
Sun re sajan
Sun re sajan
Sun re sajan sun

o kaali koyaliyaa
kook uthhi re
o kaali koyaliyaa
kook uthhi re
man mein mere meethhi si hook uthhi re
man mein mere meethhi si hook uthhi re
goonj rahi door kahin bansi ki dhun
haan bansi ki dhun
goonj rahi door kahin bansi ki dhun
haan bansi ki dhun
Sun re sajan
Sun re sajan
Sun re sajan sun

meri paayal se praanon ki preet jhare re
aa aa aa aa
meri paayal se praanon ki preet jhare re
aa aa aa aa
meri paayal se pankh tere baat kare re
meri paayal se pankh tere baat kare re
gaaye kisi chhaliya chhabele ke gun
gaaye kisi chhaliya chhabele ke gun
Sun re sajan
Sun re sajan
Sun re sajan sun
meri paayaliyaa ki
meri paayaliyaa ki tu
runan jhunan jhun
sun sun


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4554 Post No. : 16145

Today 5th January’2021 is the thirty-nineth ‘Remembrance Anniversary’ of music director C. Ramchandra (12.01.1918 – 05.01.1982) also known by the names of Anna Saheb and Chitalkar.

On this occasion here is song composed by him from the 1948 movie ‘Jalan’.

One song of ‘Jalan-1948’ have been posted on the blog on. Today’s song was noted by me more than six years back now. I had noted two songs then, the earlier posted one (which missed from my score 😊) and the today’s song. I like both the songs and particularly the today’s song. I think this one has been a forgotten gem.

Today’s song is also sung by Lalita Deulkar.

‘Jalan-1948’ was directed by Bhagwan for ‘Chandni Chitra, Bombay’. It was a ‘stunt movie’. It had Baburao, Bhagwan, Vasant Rao, Azim Bhai, Kanti Lal Ratan, Deepak, Deepak, Balaram, Yashwant, Mirajkar, Usha Shukla, Gaffar, Chanchala, Prema Lokre, Haresh Palav and others.

This movie had six songs written by Ehsan Rizvi and composed by Anna Saheb (or C. Ramchandra).
HFGK Vol-II (1941-1950) lists the songs as under;

S.No. Song Title Singers Posted On
01 Aaj basaa nain mere pyaar nayaa Gandhari, Chitalkar, chorus
02 Bataa do bataa do koi Lalita Deulkar 14.11.2016
03 Neer bhare morey nain sajanwa Lalita Deulkar
04 Jawaani hoti hai gaarat muhabbat aajmaane mein Chitalkar
05 Nazar mili tum bhi miley, ham bhi miley Lalita Deulkar, Chitalkar
06 Zaraa mere dil se poochho, mere dil ka afsaana Lalita Deulkar

Though I have not listened the other four songs from this movie, I am sure that they also must be good compositions, particularly when the music is by C. Ramchandra.

Let us now enjoy today’s song…


Song-Zara mere dil se poochho mere dil ka afsaana (Jalan)(1948) Singer-Lalita Deulkar, Lyrics-Ehsan Rizvi, MD-C Ramchandra

Lyrics

Zaraa mere dil se poochho
Zaraa mere dil se poochho
Mere dil ka afsaana
Zaraa mere dil se poochho
Zaraa mere dil se poochho
Mere dil ka afsaana

udi aankh se neendein lekin
Tumne kuchh na jaana
Udi aankh se neendein lekin
Tumne kuchh na jaana
Zaraa mere dil se poochho
Zaraa mere dil se poochho
Mere dil ka afsaana

Din to katen yaad mein lekin
Katen na lambi raaten aen aen aen aen
Din to katen yaad mein lekin
Katen na lambi raaten
Hansi hamaare honthon par hain
Nainon mein barsaatein
Hansi hamaare honthon par hain
Nainon mein barsaatein
Main na jaanoon samjhaana
Aur tum na jaano samajhna
Main na jaanoon samjhaana
Aur tum na jaano samajhna
Zaraa mere dil se poochho
Zaraa mere dil se poochho
Mere dil ka afsaana

Preet ki reet na jaane koyi
Kya keh kar samjhaaun un un un un un
Preet ki reet na jaane koyi
Kya keh kar samjhaaun
Dil tode jhankaar na samjhe
Kaisa geet sunaaun
Dil tode jhankaar na samjhe
Kaisa geet sunaaun
Yahi soch kar sharmaaun main
Kaise bhed bataana
Yahi soch kar sharmaaun main
Kaise bhed bataana
Zaraa mere dil se poochho
Zaraa mere dil se poochho
Mere dil ka afsaana
Zaraa mere dil se poochho
Mere dil ka afsaana


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4545 Post No. : 16119

Today’s song is from a B grade Costume drama film- Teerandaz-1955.

The music was from an A grade composer who was going downhill via B and C grade films and within 2 years’ time, would walk into a path leading to the end of a spectacular musical career – C. Ramchandra. With the strong competition from New blood composers lika Shankar Jaikishan, Madanmohan, O P Naiyyar and others, C Ramchandra was finding it difficult to maintain his leading position.

In 1955, C Ramchandra had actually 8 films on hand, out of which film Baap re Baap slipped out of his hands and went to O P Naiyyar, leaving him with only 7 films. They were Yasmin, Teerandaz, Pehli Jhalak, Lutera, Insaniyat, Duniya Gol hai and Azaad. As far as the film Baap re Baap is concerned, C Ramchandra had composed 3 songs ( 2 Asha solos and 1 Kishore solo) before quitting the film. The songs remained in the film ( since its shooting was already done), but commercial records were not issued. Effectively, all the 8 songs out of the total 11 songs were by Asha Bhosle ( because of O P Naiyyar, obviously).

Film Insaniyat had Dev Anand and Dilip Kumar (for the first and the last time) together in the lead. The film was made in Madras, where C Ramchandra was quite popular amongst the Madrasi producers. There was a trained monkey ‘ Zippy ‘ in the film ( Baburao Patel had said that Zippy’s acting was the best in the film ! ). The monkey was brought from Hollywood. Out of the 7 films in 1955, film Yasmin was C Ramchandra’s favourite film. He is on record saying that he had taken extra efforts for that film. However Yasmin songs did not become very popular as he had expected and even the film was not very successful. C Ramchandra was upset, more also because it was made by Musical Pictures, a joint venture by Lata and C Ramchandra !

Film Teerandaz had only 6 songs and as expected all were Lata songs ( like all Asha songs in O P Naiyyar films). In 1956 C Ramchandra had only 3 films, in 1957 5 films. This was also the year when there was a rift and separation of C Ramchandra and Lata. Consequently, succeeding 3 years, C Ramchandra had only 4, 2 and 3 films. His downfall gained momentum.

The film was directed by H.S.Rawail. Harnam Singh Rawail aka H.S.Rawail was born in Lyallpur,Punjab, British India on 21-8-1921 and moved to Mumbai to aspire to be a filmmaker. Here he wrote lyrics for films, Veer kesari-38, Na hone wali baat-38 and Yaad rahe-40. Later, he moved to Calcutta where he wrote several film scripts and debuted as a director with Dorangia Daaku -1940. His three consecutive films; Shukriya-1944, Zid-1945 and Jhoothi Kasmen -1948; were commercial failures. His next film Patanga-49 was successful and was the seventh highest grossing Bollywood film of 1949. The film is still remembered for the song “Mere Piya Gaye Rangoon” sung by Shamshad Begum.

Later, Rawail’s nine consecutive films from 1949 till 1956 did not perform well at the box office. In March 1956, Rawail started with two new projects, Chaalbaaz with Meena Kumari and Baazigar with Vyjayantimala. Both the films were dropped eventually. However, in 1958 director Nanabhai Bhatt revived both the projects starring Nirupa Roy, Jairaj and a Dog- Tiger. Chitragupta was the MD for both films. Chaalbaaz-58 was a Stunt film and Baazigar a Costume Drama. Rawail took three years sabbatical and returned in 1959 with a comedy film Shararat, starring Raaj Kumar, Kishore Kumar and Meena Kumari. The film was not a commercial success along with his next two films, Roop ki Rani Choron ka Raja-61, starring Dev Anand and Waheeda Rehman and Kanch ki Gudia -63 starring Manoj Kumar. But the film brought recognition to Manoj Kumar after having starred in various unsuccessful films before.

Rawail’s major success came with 1963 musical film Mere Mehboob starring Rajendra Kumar and Sadhana Shivdasani. Kumar had earlier worked as an assistant director to Rawail. The film was praised for Rawail’s direction and is remembered for the title song composed by music director Naushad and performed by singers Mohammad Rafi and Lata Mangeshkar. His next film Sunghursh -68 was based on a novel written by the Bengali author Mahashweta Devi. The film was set in the 19th century and showcased the lives of bandits. It was praised for the “exceptional performances” by its actors like Dilip Kumar, Vyjayanthimala, Balraj Sahni, Sanjeev Kumar and Jayant. The actor-director Rajesh Roshan had worked as an assistant director on the film.

His next film Mehboob ki Mehndi -71, featuring Rajesh Khanna and Leena Chandavarkar performed average at the box office but was recognised for its music composed by Laxmikant-Pyarelal. However, his 1976 film Laila Majnu, starring Rishi Kapoor and Ranjeeta Kaur in lead roles, became a huge blockbuster. Rawail’s last film as director Deedar-E-Yaar -82 was a commercial failure with which he took sabbatical from the film industry. He directed,in all, 22 films.

His son Rahul Rawail is also a film director and is best known for films like Love story -81, Betaab-83, and Anjaam-94. He paid a tribute to his father’s “best work”Sunghursh -68 by titling one of his film as Jeevan Ek Sanghursh -90.Rawail’s grandson Bharat Rawail is an upcoming director, who recently assisted Yash Chopra for his last film, Jab Tak Hai Jaan (2012). Rawail died on 17 September 2004 at the age of 83 in Mumbai.(adapted from Wiki, with thanks).

What makes a film successful ? So far, no one has got the answer. We have seen Big star films flopped and ordinary films like Jai Santoshi Maa-75 doing record business. That is why, maybe, producers try various tricks like taking 2-3 heroes, 2-3 heroines, a battery of Comedians etc. Film Teerandaz had 2 Heroes-Jairaj and Ajit, 2 heroines- Madhubala, and Kuldeep kaur and 3 Comedians, Gope, Sundwer and kumud Tripathi. It also had 3 dancers-Helen , Kammo and Mohana. Even Madhubala’s sister Chanchal had a song in it. Despite all this, the film did not do well.

As far as Kumaud Tripathi is concerned, he joined the films as a Lyricist and wrote songs for films Rimjhim-49, Bijli-50, Sandesh-52, Jeevan Sathi-57 and Nai zindagi-51. Then he became a comedian. His role in the film Apradhi-57 kaun was the best among his 73 films. After films, he joined TV serials. His role as Guptaji, General store owner in serial Nukkad was much appreciated. In his initial days, he shared a cottage in Bandra slum along with Sunil Dutt and Rajendra Kumar.

Comedian Sunder Singh aka Sunder was born in Sialkot, Punjab in 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 honewali 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, Manoram 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 their all 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 film Teerandaz-55 was about a masked Teerandaz who supports the oppressed janta against a Tyrant Senapati. The Teerandas is a girl- Madhubala. there were only 6 songs, out of which 2 are already posted. let us now enjoy the third song by Lata and chorus.


Song-Rehti nahin hamesha ye chaand ki jawaani (Teerandaaz)(1955) Singer- Lata, Lyricist- Rajendra Krishna, MD- C Ramchandra
Chorus

Lyrics

rehti nahin hamesha ye chaand ki jawaani
jee bhar ke aish kar le
jee bhar ke aish kar le
jab tak hai zindgaani
jab tak hai zindgaani
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa

guzre jo mastiyon mein
achchi wohi ghadi hai
warna ajal to kabse
peechhe tere khadi hai
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa

jab tak chale calaa le
ye saans ki kahaani
jee bhar ke aish kar le
ji bhar ke aish kar le
jab tak hai zindgaani
jab tak hai zindgaani
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa

ye khwaab hai sunehra
rangeen hai ye dhokha
mat chhod zindagi ka koi haseen mauka
aayega haath phir na
behta hua ye paani
jee bhar ke aish kar le
jee bhar ke aish kar le
jab tak hai zindgani
jab tak hai zindgani
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa

rehti nahin hamesha ye chaand ki jawaani
jee bhar ke aish kar le
jee bhar ke aish kar le
jab tak hai zindgaani
jab tak hai zindgaani
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa


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4518 Post No. : 16073

Yearwise discussion of Lata Mangeshkar songs in HFM: Part X: Year 1956
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No we have reached part ten of this ambitious series. Lata Mangeshkar sang her first Hindi film songs in 1946. She sang just four songs that year and 5 songs the next year. By the time she completed one decade of her career, she had already sung more than one thousand songs in HFM, becoming the first playback singer to achieve this feat.

1956 was the eleventh year of Lata Mangeshkar as a playback singer in Hindi movies. In other words she entered the second decade of her HFM career this year. If she had sung 4 songs in 3 movies in 1946, 1956 saw her singing a whopping 204 songs in 49 movies.

Here are the details of songs sung by Lata Mangeshkar in Hindi movies released in 1956 :-

S N Movie Music director Lata song in the blog Lata HFM songs recorded in the year Lata solo songs Male duet Female duet Other songs Lyricists
1 26th January C Ramchandra 2 5 5 0 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
2 Aan Baan Husnlal Bhagatram 2 3 3 0 0 0 Qamar Jalalabadi
3 Aawaaz Salil Chaudhari 6 6 5 1 0 0 Vishwamitra Adil (2) Zia Sarhadi (2) Prem Dhawan (1) Shailendra (1)
4 Anjaan Hemant Kumar 6 6 6 0 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
5 Anuraag Mukesh 2 8 4 0 0 0 Indeewar (2) Kaif Irfani (2)
6 Bandhan Hemant Kumar 1 2 2 0 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
7 Basant Bahaar Shankar Jaikishan 4 4 2 1 1 0 Shailendra (3) Hasrat Jaipuri (1)
8 Bhai Bhai Madan Mohan 8 8 6 2 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
9 Chori Chori Shankar Jaikishan 8 8 2 5 1 0 Shailendra (4) Hasrat Jaipuri (4)
10 Dashehra N Datta 0 1 1 0 0 0 Kavi Pradeep
11 Devta C Ramchandra 4 6 5 1 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
12 Dhola Maaru S K Pal 0 3 2 0 1 0 Bharat Vyas
13 Dilli Darbaar S N Tripathi 1 1 1 0 0 0 Shailendra
14 Durgesh Nandini Hemant Kumar 6 6 5 1 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
15 Ek Hi Raasta Hemant Kumar 3 5 2 3 0 0 Majrooh Sultanpuri
16 Fifty Fifty Madan Mohan 3 3 3 0 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
17 Halaaku Shankar Jaikishan 8 8 5 2 1 0 Shailendra (5) Hasrat Jaipuri (3)
18 Hamaara Watan Hemant Kumar 0 1 1 0 0 0 Raja Mehdi Ali Khan
19 Harihar Bhakti K Datta 1 1 1 0 0 0 S P Kalla
20 Heer Anil Biswas 2 2 2 0 0 0 Rajinder Krishan (1) Majrooh Sultanpuri (1)
21 Insaaf Chitragupta 2 2 2 0 0 0 Asad Bhopali
22 Inspector Hemant Kumar 2 3 2 1 0 0 S H Bihari
23 Jaagte Raho Salil Chaudhari 1 1 1 0 0 0 Shailendra
24 Jai Shree Chitragupta 2 5 3 0 2 0 Gopal Singh Nepali (4) Anjum Jaipuri (1)
25 Kaarwaan S Mohinder 2 2 1 1 0 0 Tanveer Naqvi
26 Kar Bhala Nisaar Chic Chocolate 1 2 1 1 0 0 Majrooh Sultanpuri
27 Kismat Ka Khel Shankar Jaikishan 6 6 5 1 0 0 Shailendra (4) Hasrat Jaipuri (2)
28 Lalkaar Sanmukh Babu Upadhyay 1 1 0 1 0 0 Bharat Vyas
29 Mr Chakram Husnlal Bhagatram 1 2 2 0 0 0 Nakshab
30 Naya Aadmi Vishwanath Ramamurthy (2) Madan Mohan (1) 1 4 3 1 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
31 New Delhi Shankar Jaikishan 6 6 6 0 0 0 Shailendra (4) Hasrat Jaipuri (2)
32 Paisa Hi Paisa Anil Biswas 2 4 2 0 0 2 Majrooh Sultanpuri
33 Parivaar Salil Chaudhari 2 2 0 2 0 0 Shailendra
34 Patrani Shankar Jaikishan 9 10 8 0 1 1 Shailendra (9) Hasrat Jaipuri (1)
35 Pocketmaar Madan Mohan 7 7 5 2 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
36 Rajdhaani Hansraj Bahl 7 7 6 1 0 0 Asad Bhopali (4) Qamar Jalalabadi (3)
37 Raj Hath Shankar Jaikishan 9 9 7 1 1 0 Shailendra (6) Hasrat Jaipuri (3)
38 Rajraani Meera S N Tripathi 2 6 6 0 0 0 B D Mishra
39 Rangeen Raaten Roshan 6 6 3 1 2 0 Kidar Sharma
40 Sajni Sudhir Phadke 5 5 4 1 0 0 Pt Narendra Sharma
41 Shatranj C Ramchandra 4 4 3 1 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
42 Shirin Farhaad S Mohinder 3 3 2 1 0 0 Tanveer Naqvi
43 Sultaana Daakoo Bipin Baabul 1 1 1 0 0 0 Tanveer Naqvi
44 Taaj Hemant Kumar 8 8 7 1 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
45 Taksaal Roshan 3 3 2 1 0 0 Prem Dhawan
46 Toofaan Aur Diya Vasant Desai 4 4 3 0 1 0 Meerabai (3) Bharat Vyas (1)
47 Yahudi Ki Beti Kamal Mitra 2 2 2 0 0 0 Shyamlal Shams (1) Kaifi Azmi (1)
48 Zindagi Md Shafi 1 3 2 1 0 0 Kaifi Azmi
49 Zindagi Ke Mele Md Shafi 1 3 1 0 2 0 Tanveer Naqvi (2) Manohar Khanna (1)
Total 49 movies 24 MDs 168 204 153 35 13 3 27 lyricists

Statistically, this was the third most prolific year till then for Lata Mangeshkar. This year she sang 204 songs.

In 1956, she gave playback in 49 movies. 120 movies were released in 1956 and they contained 765 songs. So Lata Mangeshkar gave plaback in 41 % of the movies released in 1956 and her voice appeared in 27 % of the songs created that year !

In 1956, Lata Mangeshkar worked with 24 music directors and 27 lyricists. She worked with six music directors for the first time this year. They were Bipin Babul, Kamal Mitra, Mukesh, S K Pal, Sanmukh babu Upadhyay and Vishwanathan Ramamurthy. This year, she worked with three lyricists for the first time. They were B D Mishra, Manoharlal Khanna and S P Kalla.

By the end of 1956, Lata Mangeshkar had sung 1548 songs in 375 movies. The blog contains 1278 of these songs. By the end of 1955, she had worked with 85 Music directors and 109 lyricists.

Here is the summary of her playback career in Hindi movies till end of 1956 :

Year Movie count Lata song in the blog Lata HFM songs recorded in the year Lata solo songs Male duet Female duet Other songs Remarks
1946 3 movies 4 4 4 0 0 0
1947 3 movies 5 5 3 1 0 1
1948 16 movies 50 50 37 6 4 3
1949 38 movies 134 157 103 35 12 7
1950 36 movies 114 143 93 32 14 4
1951 49 movies 189 223 158 52 10 3
1952 43 movies 149 177 138 31 4 4
1953 45 movies 170 195 149 35 5 6
1954 43 movies 140 172 144 23 4 1
1955 50 movies 165 218 177 30 10 1
1956 49 movies 168 204 153 35 13 3
Total upto 1956 375 movies 1278 1548 1159 280 76 33

One can see that Lata Mangeshkar sang in 49 movies that were released in 1956. All Lata Mangeshkar songs have been covered in 30 of these movies. So we only have 19 movies of 1956 left from which Lata Mangeshkar songs can still be covered.

Alphabetically the first such movie is “26th January”(1956). This movie was produced and directed by Ramesh Sahgal for Sahgal Productions, Bombay. The movie had Nalini Jaiwant, Ajeet, Johny Walker, Sapru, B M Vyas, Leela Mishra, Cuckkoo, Balraj Mehta Chamanpuri, Nishi (debutant) etc in it. The movie also had guest appearances by Gajanan Jaageerdaar, Jagdeesh Sethi, Randheer, Gyani and Patanjali.

The movie had seven songs in it. Two songs have been covered in the blog. The movie had five Lata solos. Both songs covered in the blog were Lata solo songs.

Here is the third Lata solo song from “26th January”(1956) to appear in the blog. This song, sung by Lata Mangeshkar is penned by Rajinder Krishan. C Ramchandra is the music director.

Incidentally, Rajinder Krishan by 1956 had penned 255 songs for Lata Mangeshkar and C Ramchandra had composed 237 Lata Mangeshkar songs. They were the top most lyricists and music director respectively as far as working with Lata Mangeshkar till that time was concerned.

Listening to this song tells me that we still have lots and lots of forgotten gems left unexplored. I listened to this song for the first time only just now.


Song-Aankh royi magar muskuraana padaa(26th January)(1956) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-C Ramchandra

Lyrics

aankh royi magar muskuraana pada
aankh royi magar muskuraana pada
dil ke tukde huye
phir bhi aana pada
aankh royi magar

baghbaan aaj khush hai chaman bech ke
apni ulfat ki khaatir watan bech ke
baghbaan aaj khush hai chaman bech ke
apni ulfat ki khaatir watan bech ke
sar pe iljaam ye bhi uthhaana pada
sar pe iljaam ye bhi uthhaana pada
dil ke tukde huye phir bhi aana pada
aankh royi magar
aankh royi magar muskuraana pada
dil ke tukde huye
phir bhi aana pada
aankh royi magar

aa aa aa aa aa
tere dam se jawaan ye muhabbat rahe
tere dam se jawaan ye muhabbat rahe
mera kya hai magar tu salaamat rahe
tere dam se jawaan ye muhabbat rahe
mera kya hai magar tu salaamat rahe
bas yahi soch kar zahar khaana pada
bas yahi soch kar zahar khaana pada
dil ke tukde huye
phir bhi aana pada
aankh royi magar
aankh royi magar muskuraana pada
dil ke tukde huye
phir bhi aana pada
aankh royi magar


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Blog Day :

4512 Post No. : 16062

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2010-2020) – Song No. 94
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November 2010, much like november 2020, saw songs being covered in the blog at a relatively slow rate. On this day ten years ago, five songs were covered in the blog:-

Song Movie title-Year Remarks
Gayaa andheraa huaa ujaaraa Subah Ka Taaraa-1954 05 of 08 songs posted
Sapnon mein aana chhed chhed jaanaa Sheesham-1952 07 of 10 songs posted
Muhabbat ke jhoothhe sahaaron ne loota Sanskaar-1952 05 of 07 songs posted
Ye maanaa dil jise dhoondhe Zimbo-1958 All songs covered
Tirchhi nazar ka piyaa waar hai Madaari-1959 All songs covered

Two out of five of these movies have since been YIPPEED in the blog. So potentially songs of three movies are eligible to be discussed in the blog ten year challenge today.

“Subah Ka Taaraa”(1954) is one of these three eligible movies. This movie was directed by V Shantaram for Rajkamal, Bombay. The movie had Jayashree, Pradeep Kumar,Shakuntala, Chandrakanta, Naaz, Ameerbai Karnataki, Ameenabai ( sister of B.Nandrekar), V.Shantaram etc. in it.

The movie had eight songs in it. Five songs have been covered in the past.

Song Posted On
Gayaa andheraa huaa ujaaraa 24.11.2010
Apni naakaami se mujhko kaam hai 18.07.2012
Do haklon ka suno fasaanaa 23.06.2013
Yoonhi huye badnaam saanwariya 08.12.2013
Bhaabhi aayi 15.05.2016

The movie made its debut ten years ago with the most well known song of the movie.

Today, ten years later, here is another song from “Subah Ka Taara”(1954). This song is sung by Lata. Noor Lucknowi is the lyricist. Music is composed by C Ramchandra.

The song is picturised on Jayshree and Pradeep Kumar.

Lyrics of this song are sent by Prakashchandra. Blog ten year details are sent by Avinash Scrapwala.

Audio (Full)

video link:(partial)

Song-Kahoon kaisey main mann ki baat jiyarwa haale doley (Subah Ka Taara)(1954) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Noor Lucknowi, MD-C Ramchandra

Lyrics(audio link)(Provided by Prakashchandra)
(longer than the video link)

aa aaa aaa aaa
aaa aaa aaa aaa
aaa aaa aaa aaa
aaa aaa aaa
kahoon kaasey main
kahoon kaasey main mann ki baat
jiyarwa haaley doley ho
kahoon kaasey main mann ki baat
jiyarwa haaley doley ho
tadap seene mein dil par haath
jiyarwaa haaley doley ho

aaa aaa aaaaa aaa
aaa…aaa…aaaaa…aaa
khushi bhi ho rahi hai
aankh bhi sharmaayi jaati hai
khushi bhi ho rahi hai
aankh bhi sharmaayi jaati hai
kahey kaisey koyi ye dil ki lagi
nahin batlaayi jaati hai
kahey kaissey koyi ye dil ki lagi
nahin batlaayi jaati hai
ye nahin batlaayi jaati hai
meri tamanna hai mere saath
jiyarwa haaley doley ho
kahoon kaasey main
kahoon kaasey main mann ki baat
jiyarwa haaley doley ho

aaa aaa aaaaa aaa
aaa aaa
aaa aaa aaaaa aaa
aaa aaa aaa aaa
basti hai nainon ki galiyaan aan
hain ab jeewan mein rangraliyaan aan aan
basti hai nainon ki galiyaan
hain ab jeewan mein rangraliyaan
jhoom jhoom jhoom ke aayeen bahaarein
kaisi khili hain ye kaliyaan
jhoom jhoom jhoom ke aayeen bahaarein
kaissi khili hain ye kaliyaan
hai ae ab jeewan mein rangraliyaan
din sunahre suhaani hai raat
jiyarwa haaley doley ho
kahoon kaasey main
kahoon kaasey main mann ki baat
jiyarwa haaley doley ho
aaa aaaa
aaa aaa aaa
aaa aaa aaa
aaa aaaa aaa


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Blog Day :

4469 Post No. : 15964

Yearwise discussion of Lata Mangeshkar songs in HFM: Part III: 1950
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So, we come to the year 1950. Lata Mangeshkar had announced her arrival on HFM scene in 1949. That year also marked the beginning of the golden era of HFM, which lasted till 1980.

Here are the details of the songs that Lata Mangeshkar sang in HFM in movies that were released in 1950:-

S N Movie Music director Lata song in the blog Lata HFM songs recorded in the year Lata solo songs Male duet Female duet Other songs Lyricists
1 Aadhi Raat Husnlal Bhagatram 6 6 5 1 0 0 Asad Bhopali (3) Sarshar Sailaani (2) Khumar Barabankvi (1)
2 Anmol Ratan Vinod 7 7 5 2 0 0 D N Madhok
3 Apni Chhaaya C Ramchandra 1 2 1 1 0 0 P L Santoshi
4 Aarzoo Anil Biswas 5 5 5 0 0 0 Majrooh Sultanpuri (3) Prem Dhawan (2)
5 Baawra Krishn Dayal B Sc 2 2 2 0 0 0 Raghupat Rai (1) Gafil Harnalwi (1)
6 Baabul Naushaad 3 3 2 0 1 0 Shakeel Badayuni
7 Beqasoor Anil Biswas (4) Hansraj Bahl (2) 6 6 4 2 0 0 Ehsan Rizvi (4) Aarzoo Lucknowi (2)
8 Bhai Bahan Shyam Sundar 1 1 1 0 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
9 Birha Ki Raat Husnlal Bhagatram 2 2 1 1 0 0 Sarshar Sailaani
10 Chhoti Bhaabhi Husnlal Bhagatram 4 5 3 2 0 0 Qamar Jalalabadi
11 Chore Pt Govindram 3 4 3 0 1 0 Rammurty Chaturvedi (3) I C Kapoor (1)
12 Gauna Husnlal Bhagatram 0 1 1 0 0 0 Qamar Jalalabadi
13 Hamaari Beti Snehal Bhatkar 1 3 3 0 0 0 Pt Phani (1) Unknown (2)
14 Hanste Aansoo Ghulam Mohammad 1 1 0 1 0 0 Shewan Rizvi
15 Hanste Rahna Wadhwa 0 1 1 0 0 0 Unknown
16 Khel Sajjad Hussain 2 2 2 0 0 0 Saaghar Nizami (1) Shams Azimabadi (1)
17 Khilaadi Hansraj Bahl 1 1 1 0 0 0 Nakshab
18 Laajawaab Anil Biswas 5 9 4 2 1 2 Prem Dhawan (4) Shekhar (2) Safdar Aah Sitapuri (2)
19 Maang Ghulam Mohammad 4 5 3 1 1 0 Sagheer Usmani (2) Nizaam (1) Raja Mehdi Ali Khan (1) Prakash (1)
20 Mashaal S D Burman 2 2 2 0 0 0 Kavi Pradeep
21 Meena Baaazaar Husnlal Bhagatram 6 6 1 5 0 0 Qamar Jalalabadi
22 Meharbaani Hafeez Khan 1 5 2 2 1 0 Anjum Jaipuri (2) Mashhar (1) Khawar Zamaan (2)
23 Niraala C Ramchandra 5 5 5 0 0 0 P L Santoshi
24 Nirdosh Shyam Sundar 1 1 1 0 0 0 Asad Bhopali
25 Pardes Ghulam Mohammad 6 6 5 1 0 0 Shakeel Badayuni
26 Pyaar Ki Manzil Husnlal Bhagatram 3 6 4 1 1 0 Shewan Rizvi (4) Rajinder Krishan (2)
27 Raaj Mukut Pt Govind Ram 1 4 2 1 1 0 Bharat Vyas
28 Raaj Raani Hansraj Bahl 1 2 2 0 0 0 D N Madhok
29 Samaadhi C Ramchandra 3 3 2 0 1 0 Rajinder Krishan
30 Sangeeta C Ramchandra 8 8 7 1 0 0 P L Santoshi
31 Sangraam C Ramchandra 5 5 3 1 1 0 Brajendra Gaud (2) Raja Mehdi Ali Khan (2) P L Santoshi (1)
32 Sargam C Ramchandra 9 9 2 4 1 2 P L Santoshi
33 Sartaj Husnlal Bhagatram 2 6 3 1 2 0 Majrooh (4) Partab (1) Shewan (1)
34 Shaadi Ki Raat Pt Govind Ram 0 2 2 0 0 0 Sarshar Sailaani (1) Feroz (1)
35 Surajmukhi Husnlal Bhagatram 1 2 0 1 1 0 Aabid Gulrej
36 Wafa Vinod 3 5 3 1 1 0 Hasrat Jaipuri(3) Aziz Kashmiri(2)
Total 36 movies 15 MDs 111 143 93 32 14 4 40 lyricists

Thus we can see that Lata Mangeshkar sang 143 songs under the music direction of 15 Music composers in 1950.

But during those days no one knew what future had in store. If one thinks about it, Geeta Roy was also doing very well. During 1949, she sang 103 songs while Lata Mangeshkar had sung 157 songs 143 songs. In 1950, Geeta Roy sang 166 songs ! More than what Lata Mangeshkar sang in the year ! So, it was Geeta Roy who was ahead of Lata Mangeshkar in 190s in the race for the leading female playback singer of HFM.

Out of 36 movies of 1950, all Lata songs of as many as 20 movies have already been covered. So, only 16 movies of 1950 can be taken up for discussing a Lata song in the blog.

“Apni Chhaayaa”(1950) is alphabetically the first such movie of 1950. This movie was directed by P L Santoshi for Chitralaya Limited, Bombay. This “social” movie had Sulochana Chatterjee, Balwant singh, Radhakishan, Mumtaz Ali, Sajjan, tiwari, Ram Singh, Dulaari, Mona, Neelam, Satyarani, Jawahar Kaul, Bab Raja, Narbada Shankar, Karadkar, Niranjan, Madan singh, Cuckoo etc in it.

The movie had ten songs in it, including two Lata songs. Four songs from the movie, including one Lata solo (incorrecly mentioned in HFGK as a Lata Chitalkar duet), namely Andhiyaare ghar mein jyot jali has been covered in the blog.

Here is the second and final Lata song from “Apni Chhaayaa”(1950) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Lata and Chitalkar. P L Santoshi is the lyricist.

The movie had two music directors, via=z Husnlal Bhagatram Nd Hanuman Prasad. HFGK mentions two songs as Hanuman Prasad composion and is silent about the music directors of other movies. Here I have assumed Husnlal Bhagatram as the music director of the song.

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


Song-Ae jee bade bade mahlon se wo ghar bhale (Apni Chhaaya)(1950) Singers-Lata, C Ramchandra, Lyrics-P L Santoshi, MD-Husnlal Bhagatram
Both

Lyrics

Ae jee bade bade
Ae jee bade bade mehlon se wo ghar bhale
jinmein nanha sa preet ka deepak jale
Ae jee bade bade
Ae jee bade bade mehlon se wo ghar bhale
jinmein nanha sa preet ka deepak jale
ae jee bade bade

un mehlon pe laanat
un mehlon pe thhoo
un mehlon pe thhoo
jin ki deewaaron mein daulat ki boo
aji daulat ki boo
jo dukhiyon ke aahon se ban ke khade
jo dukhiyon ke aahon se ban ke khade
Ae jee bade bade
Ae jee bade bade mehlon se wo ghar bhale
jinmein nanha sa preet ka deepak jale
Ae jee bade bade

daulat jahaan hai wahaan laakhon beemaari
laakhon beemaari
laakhon beemaari ki ek hai beemaari
ek hai beemaari
jis mein ghul ghul ke rahne waale maren
jis mein ghul ghul ke rahne waale maren
Ae jee bade bade
Ae jee bade bade mehlon se wo ghar bhale
jinmein nanha sa preet ka deepak jale
Ae jee bade bade

o jee duniya se door kahin ambuwa tale
duniya se door kahin ambuwa tale
chhoti hamaari madhhaiyya bane
tum Radha bano
tum Radha bano
ham Kanhaiyya banen

jahaan preet ki paavan jamuna bahe
aur prem ki mohan bansi baje
Ae jee bade bade
Ae jee bade bade mehlon se wo ghar bhale
jinmein nanha sa preet ka deepak jale
Ae jee bade bade


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