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“Chehra”(1946) was directed by Rajendra Sharma for Upright pictures, Bombay. The movie had Najma, Kamal Jamindar, Suraiya Zulfi, Mustafa, Jugal Kishore, Kneez, Baby Anwari, Baldev Raj etc.in it.

The movie had nine songs. Five songs have been covered so far.

Here is the sixth song from “Chehra”(1946). Mohantara Talpade is the singer. The song is written by I C Kapoor. Music is composed by M A Mukhtaar.

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

song-Man ke mankon ki maala (Chehra)(1946) Singer-Mohantara Talpade, Lyrics-Ishwar Chand Kapoor, MD-M A Mukhtaar

Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra)

man ke ae ae mankon ki maalaa
prem kee dor piro
prem kee dor piro
haree charanan mein laayee hoon oon oon
ab jo ho so ho

meera aa aaa aaa aa
meeraa ne girdhar naam kee
goonthhi thhee ek maalaa aa
aa aaa aa
goonthhi thhee ek maalaa aa aa


seet ne sri raam chandra ke
galey mein usko daalaa aaa aa aaaa
galey mein usko daalaa aa aa
phir jo seep ke ae ae
chun chhun moti ee
phir jo seep ke ae ae
chun chhun moti ee ee
nainan mein ban jyot
bhakti ke komal taaron mein
liye hain aaj piroye
ab jo ho so ho o

o o o o
narsi ne ae man ke mandir mein
haree naam ko paalaa aaa
hari..eee naam ko paalaa
soordaas ne
soordaas ne ae aankhein phodeen
jag mein aen
jag mein kiyaa ujaalaa
jag mein kiyaa ujaalaa

man ke ae mankon ki maalaa
prem kee dor piro o o
prem ki dor piro
hari..eee charanan mein laayee hoon oon oon
ab jo ho so ho o o


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5303 Post No. : 17376

“Chehra”(1946) was an obscure movie. Very little information is available on this movie. Our inhouse encyclopeadia, Mr Arunkumar Deshmukh, while discussing a song from this movie, had shared some rare information about this movie.

According to those details, T”Chehra”(1946) was directed by Rajendra Sharma for Upright pictures, Bombay. The movie had Najma, Kamal Jamindar, Suraiya Zulfi, Mustafa, Jugal Kishore, Kneez, Baby Anwari, Baldev Raj etc. All these actors were small time actors. The Suraiyya Zulfi in this movie was different from the famous Suraiyya.

This movie, which was released in 1947, flopped badly. The movie had nine songs and these songs ended up being forgotten. Even HFGK could not get much details about the songs of the movie. Singers of most of the songs were unknown according to HFGK. Gradually, the songs of this movie have become available online. This blog already contains four songs out of nine.

Here is the fifth song from “Chehra”(1946). HFGK is silent about the singer. Listening to the song , it is clear that it is sung by Shamshad Begam and chorus. I C Kapoor is the lyricist. Music is composed by M A Mukhtaar.

The lyrics are quite raunchy to listen to. Those days, songs with this kind of lyrics sometimes faced the ire of the censores. Apparently, this song had no such problem, seeing that this as well as other songs of this movie were hardly played on radio or loudspeakers so few people were even aware of these songs.

Only audio of the song is available. So it is difficult to guess how and on whom this song was picturised.


Song-Haath gore gore gulaabi rang waale (Chehra)(1946) Singer-Shamshad Begam, Lyrics-I C Kapoor, MD-M A Mukhtar

Lyrics

Haath gore gore gulaabi rang waale
karen ishaare kahen aao jee
meri oonchi atariya pe aao jee
aao jee
meri oonchi atariya pe aao jee
haan jee
gore gore gulaabi rang waale
karen ishaare kahen aao jee
meri oonchi atariya pe aao jee
aao jee
meri oonchi atariya pe aao jee

angiya ke palle more khul khul jaayen
patli kamar bal khaaye khaaye jaaye
angiya ke palle more khul khul jaayen
patli kamar bal khaaye khaaye jaaye
o mora ubhra jobanwa tumko bulaaye
mere dil pe
mere dil pe raaja jee dekho nikle hai haaye
nikle hai haaye
suno jee
aur kuchh suno jee
meri oonchi atariya pe aao jee
aao jee
meri oonchi atariya pe aao jee

meri zulfen hain kaali
mere gaalon pe laali
maine haathhon pe menhndi lagaai re
meri zulfen hain kaali
mere gaalon pe laali
maine haathhon pe menhndi lagaai re
o mora bhola sa man
gora gora badan
ye jawaani
haaye jawaani ki duniya basaai re
basaai re
?? looto jee dil ko lutaao jee
dil ko lutaao jee
meri oonchi atariya pe aao jee
aao jee
meri oonchi atariya pe aao jee
haath gore gore gulaabi rang waale
karen ishaare kahen aao jee
meri oonchi atariya pe aao jee
aao jee
meri oonchi atariya pe aao jee


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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4552 Post No. : 16139

Today’s song is from the film Chehra-1946. The film was so obscure that it had no face to recognise in the crowd of 153 Hindi films that were produced in 1946. The film was made by an unknown banner – ” Upright pictures, Bombay”. The director was Rajendra Sharma, for whom this was his First film as a Director. He went on to direct 4 more films namely, Jal Tarang-49, Ehsan-54, Dost-54 and Indra Leela-56, before disappearing from the arena of films. The Music Director was M.A.Mukhtar.

M.A.Mukhtar hailed from Punjab. He started his career by becoming assistant to MD Khurshid Anwar. Chehra was his First and the only independent film. There is a Mukesh solo also in this film -‘ O prani kya soche kya hoy’.

M.A.Mukhtar assisted Khurshid Anwar in PARWANA -47,the last film of K.L.Saigal.

Soon after, the communal riots started. Mukhtar wanted to bring his family from Punjab to safety in Bombay, but unfortunately he was killed in the riots in Jalandhar.

The cast consisted of Najma, Kamal Jamindar, Suraiya Zulfi, Mustafa, Jugal Kishore kaneez, Baby Anwari, Baldev Raj and others. These are veri insignificant names for Hindi films of those years. The Heroine was Najma. Her real name was Naseem. As there was already the popular actress Naseem Banu, She tookn the screen name of Najma. She was born on 12-8-1928 at lahore. Her father Abdul Rasheed was a respected businessman. She was very keen to join films. She was also very good looking.

In 1941, she signed a contract with Acharya Art productions and made a tame Debut in film Kunwara Baap-42. Her name was uncredited. Then came Uljhan-42, Gharonda aka Nai Zindagi-43 and Saudagar-44 (UR). She was cast as a Heroine opposite Suresh and Harish. Her some other films were Dr. Kumar-44, Piya Milan and Naseeb-45, Chehra-46, Haqdar-46, kasam-46 etc. Her last film in India was Parwana-47.

She married a Lahore distributor Mohd. Yasin and they migrated to Pakistan. After taking a few years for family raising, she joined films again as a supporting actress. She featured in 120 films in pakistan till 1987. Najma died 0n 7-1-1988 at Lahore, place of her Birth.

The curse of same name confusion has troubled Hindi films right from the 30s. Today we will talk about 4 different Suraiyas.

1. Suraiya Jamal Sheikh – Perhaps the most well-known of all Suraiyas, Suraiya Jamal Sheikh was one of the last ‘great’ singing-stars that dominated the Hindi film screen in 1930s and 1940s. Her acting style was a charming blend of dialogues and gestures, and was strongly reminiscent of the Muslim feudal era. She retired from films in the early 1960s, settling down to a solitary life in Mumbai before her death in 2004.

2. Suraiya Choudhary – Suraiya Choudhary was a supporting actress active in Hindi films from late 40s to early 50s and was active at the same time when singing-star Suraiya was playing the lead in films. Both Suraiyas were cast together in Jeet (1949). Other films to her credit include Sangeeta (1950), Sabz Baaz (1951), Azad Hindustani (1948) etc.

Suraiya choudhary also appeared with Suraiya-(Jamal Sheikh) in Wadia films Balam 1949, directed by Homi Wadia. Suraiya Choudhary worked with Geeta Bali in Dil Ki Duniya in 1949,directed by Mazhar khan.Suraiya Choudhary played as heroine in film Bombay-1949,opposite Uday kumar. Shakila also worked in this film.Suraiya Choudhary worked with Nargis in Chhoti Bhabhi,1950,directed by Shanti Kumar.

3. Suraiya (Begum) Multanikar – Suraiya Multanikar is a Saraiki folk-singer who also sang for few films including Gul Bakawali (1961) and Badnaam (1966). She was given the ‘Pride of Punjab’ Award recently in 2016 by Punjab Institute of Language, Art and Culture (PILAC).

4. The fourth one was called Suraiya Zulfi. The real name of Suraiya Zulfi was Jamila Begum. She was born on 11-4-1919 at Lahore. Her father was a Petition writer in the District Court. Her schooling was done in Foreman High school. After completing her Junior Cambridge examination, she was married to one Mr. A.Q.Qureshi. He was a Stenographer to Home Secretary, Punjab Government. He was a corrupt person and had a lot of money. Unfortunately, her marriage was short lived and soon they were divorced.

Suraiya’s elder sister Razia Begum was already working in films in Bombay. She was an actress and a singer. Suraiya went to Bombay to try her luck. She was very good looking. Suraiya’s first non credited Debut was in the film Kiski Biwi-1942. This role came to her because to get it, she became friendly with the director Mirza. Her second film was Dada Gunjal’s Mata-1942. With great maneuvering and efforts she convinced Director Essabhai to make her Heroine in film Khiladi-43. The film was delayed and released only in 1945. She started doing small roles in various films. She was variously billed as Suraiya, Suraiya Bano, Suraiya Begum and Suraiya Zulfi.

Her film Yateem-45 was a successful film. In 1946 she did some films like Chehera, Pandit ji, Rupa and some others. Her last acting film was Do naina-47. Along with sister Razia Begum, she started her own Production Unit called R.S.Production and made 2 films in 1947-Kango and Do Naina.

She had, meanwhile, married a wealthy merchant Ali Buksh. Just before the partition, she migrated to Pakistan alone. It seems her husband chose to stay in India only. She planned to build a studio in Lahore for making films. It is believed that while travelling from Karachi to Lahore, Suraiya Zulfi died in a plane crash on 27-12-1947.
( based on information from Filmdom-1946, some Pakistani sites, HFGK,Muslim Cinema by Isak Mujawar and my notes.)

The film Chehra-46, which was a Social film was released on 31-12-1947, more than an year after completion. It probably got stuck with censors first and later in the Partition chaos. Unfortunately, Suraiya Zulfi had died on 27-12-1947 in Lahore in a plane crash. As expected, the film was a flop and ran just one week in Swastik cinema, Bombay.

It is a mystery what makes a film successful. No one has the winning formula. The other day, I was reading the Thesis of Dr. Soumya Dutta of the US, titled “Film Genres’ ‘. It was sent to me by academia.edu, an American site for academicians. In this Thesis he has quoted about the famous theory of Seven Plots, floated by Christpher Booker thus……

” In 2004, a book called “Why we tell stories’, written by Christopher Booker was published. It is a book having more than 700 pages-728 pages to be exact. The book says “There are only 7 (Seven) basic plots in the whole world. They are recycled again and again in Novels, movies, Plays and Operas. These are
1.Overcoming the Monster
2.Rags to riches
3.The quest
4.Voyage and return
5.Rebirth
6.Comedy and
7.Tragedy “.
After this book was published, there was chaos and criticism started. ‘New York Times’ also jumped in. The author coolly replied to all points and stuck to his statements. ”

However, In India, no film is based on an exclusive Generic Story. It is always a clever mix of several Genres. For example, see this story of a Hindi film ” A poor boy and a rich girl fall in love.Boy goes to other countries and comes bag fabulously rich. The girl is kidnapped by a Monster. Boy searches for her, finds her and kills the Monster in a thrilling sword fighting. The couple unites. ” Clap, Clap, Clap !!!

Overall, the Indian movies are highly imaginative. In this field, the South beats all other film industries. # songs from this film are discussed earlier. Today’s song is the fourth one. It is a reasonably good song by Shamshad Begum. Enjoy….


Song-O naina maanat naahin kehna (Chehra)(1946) Singer- Shamshad Begum, Lyricist- I C Kapoor, MD-M A Mukhtar

Lyrics

o naina
o naina maanat naahin kehna
jab se tumko jaana re
jab se tumko jaana re
o naina maanat naahin kehna
jab se tumko jaana re
jab se tumko jaana re
o naina maanat naahin kehna

teri choron waali ghaaten
meri haule haule baaten
meri haule haule baaten
baaten yaad karo
baaten yaad karo
wo raaten
ab kyun hua begaana re
ab kyun hua begaana re
o naina maanat naahin kehna
jab se tumko jaana re
jab se tumko jaana re
o naina maanat naahin kehna

aaja karle
kar le manmaani balmaa
chaar dinon ki jawaani
aaja karle
kar le manmaani balmaa
chaar dinon ki jawaani
kal ki baat hai kisne jaani
kal ki baat hai kisne jaani
apna aaj zamaanaa re
apna aaj zamaanaa re
o naina maanat naahin kehna
jab se tumko jaana re
jab se tumko jaana re
o naina maanat naahin kehna

ye sab chaar dinon ke mele
ham tum phirte rahe hain akele
ye sab chaar dinon ke mele
ham tum phirte rahe hain akele
kuchh le le
aa kuchh de de
kuchh le le
aa kuchh de de
kal ka kaun thhikaana re
kal ka kaun thhikaana re
o naina maanat naahin kehna
jab se tumko jaana re
jab se tumko jaana re
o naina maanat naahin kehna


Shamshad Begam (14 april 1919- 23 april 2013) is no more. She was the seniormost among all the survivors from the earliest days of Hindi movie music. She in fact was senior to all the legends of the golden era of Hindi movie music. She was more or less a contemporary of the likes of K L Saigal, Khursheed, Amirbai Karnataki etc.
Read more on this topic…


This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

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The Voice of Mukesh #11
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The year is 1946, and the song “Dil Jalta Hai. . .” from ‘Pehli Nazar’ (1945, MD – Anil Biswas) is now well known. The staying power and popularity of this song can be judged from the fact that over the years, many people started to consider this song as his debut song, completely forgetting his other songs from 1941 to 1944. With this success behind him, Mukesh was now a more sought after singer, as is evident from the dramatic increase in his singing assignments in 1946.
Read more on this topic…


This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog

The Voice of Mukesh #10
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The first five years of Mukesh’s career, from 1941 to 1945 were sketchy, and not very productive. The available records show that he sang 14 songs in six films during these five years. His singing did not capture much attention, and Mukesh was a discouraged man, contemplating to leave Bombay and return home to Delhi. But then in 1945, ‘Pehli Nazar’ happened, under the baton of Anil Biswas. And after the release of ‘Pehli Nazar’, Mukesh’s career was on the up and up.
Read more on this topic…


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