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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 :

4496 Post No. : 16027

Today’s song is from the film Beti-1941.

In India, most people want a Son and not a daughter, but the thinking of film makers seems to be different. From 1931 to 2012 period, only one film titled BETA was made in 1992, whereas there were 3 films titled BETI, made in 1941, 1957 and 1969. there was also one film called BETI NO. 1 made in 2000. Interestingly, while there was a film called BETA HO TO AISA in 1994, there was also a film called BETI TUMHARE JAISI in 1969. As if a compromise was done, there was a film BETI-BETE in 1964 (here also BETI came first). I am happy about this because, hopefully, it indicates where the Indian society is heading to !

1941 was the first year in the second decade of the Talkie Era and it was the beginning of the emergence of a New film industry. When Talkie started in 1931, for many years after that, the films were made by the people who had done work in the Silent films. These films had a spill over for the silent era artistes. Once the films started talking,most silent artistes who could not speak Hindi or Urdu automatically disappeared. Thus started the influx of new actors who could speak Hindi and sing songs, in whatever way they could. Intelligent directors like V Shantaram,Bhavnani, Sohrab Modi, Chandulal Shah, Himanshu Rai, B N Sircar, L V Prasad and a host of Gujarati directors understood that the Talkie needs a different treatment than silent films. Music directors from stage dramas tried their hand in composing film music.

In the next 8-9 years, there was a perceptible change in the film making, acting, singing, and composing music in the films that were made. Quality artistes from the silent era continued for some more years – finally giving way to the new artistes. The 30s and the 40s mostly differed in film music and story contents. The new blood composers like Anil Biswas, C Ramchandra, Naushad, Ghulam Haider, K Datta, Hansraj Behl, Bulo C Rani, Gyan Dutt and many more replaced the Parsi, Marathi and Gujarati drama music to more acceptable lilting songs. Many musical films were made and some everlasting songs were composed by these people. At the end of the 40’s decade one more major change in the film industry took place due to Partition. More about it when we discuss a song from 1951 in coming times.

Today’s film is an excellent example in which the cast indicated artistes, none of whom lasted till 1951. Most retired, some died and a few migrated to Pakistan. The film was directed by Jayant Desai, music was by Gyan Dutt, lyricists were D N Madhok and B R Sharma. The actors were Khurshid, Arun, Vasanti, Ghori, Bilimorea, kesari, Nagendra, Rewashankar and Khatun etc.etc.

In my last post I had written about the multifaceted S N Tripathi, who was an actor, singer, music director and director. Some readers were surprised to read about his multiple activities. But in the Hindi cinema field, there were some really talented, multi activity artistes, both in films and outside films. Offhand I can mention at least 3 such artistes. The first is Dewan Sharar, who was from a Royal clan. He was editor of an Urdu cine-magazine, worked in New York with League of Nations, editor of a London weekly, Wrote many books in English, wrote story of film KARMA-33 an English film, wrote many Radio plays on BBC, Producer and actor in the Hindi version of film Karma-33, worked for A.I.R. Delhi, acted in 8 Hindi films, wrote stories of 10 films and 62 songs in 12 films.

Second example is of Pandit Badri Prasad, who was a Hero, character actor, director, producer, Singer, Music Director, Lyricist and Choreographer in addition to being a Sanskrit scholar. Third example is Sailesh Mukherji – actor, singer, Music Director and Interior Designer (Mala Sinha’s bungalow), Radio compere on A.I.R. Calcutta.

In today’s film also there is one such multi activity artiste. The name is Nagendra Majumdar. He was the father of Ninu majumdar, the music director. Nagendra was born in a happy family in the year 1894 in Bombay. After his father died, “Pearl Dairy’ established by his father ran very well doing good business. Suddenly, Nagendra’s wife fell seriously ill and despite taking her full care, she expired. Due to neglect of the Dairy in this period, Dairy also closed down.

He shifted to Baroda and worked as a State Police Inspector. Later he worked as a Watch and Ward Inspector in Baroda Railways. He left the job and started working as a hero in dramas of famous dramatist R.V.Desai. Heeralal, the owner of Laxmi Film Company, Bombay was impressed with his personality and took him to Bombay in 1926 to act in his silent films. Thus started his film career. In those days Silent films used to be completed within a month. He worked as a Hero in films of Laxmi, Jagdish and Imperial film companies.

In the same year, he directed a film ‘Paani mein aag’-1926, made by Royal Arts. Then came two more films made by Kaiser E Hind films. He also directed films for other companies. In all, he directed 15 Silent films by 1932. By then the Talkie had arrived. In the next 14 years he directed 12 Talkie films like – Ras Vilas-32, Sassi Punnu-32, Patit Pawan-33, mirza Sahibaan-33, Mera Imaan-34, Kala Wagh-34, Rangila nawab-35, Kimiyagar-36, Aaj ka Alladin aka Alladin II-36, Lehri lutera-37, Talwarwala-46 and Swadesh Sewa-46.

When offers for direction became few, he started acting in films. He acted in 12 films. When K L Saigal came to Bombay, Nagendra wanted to work with him. In the film Tansen-43, he did the role of Tansen’s (Saigal’s) father and he was very happy. Other films that he acted in were Kanchan-41,Beti-41, Khilauna-42, Bhakt Surdas-42, Armaan-42, Tansen-43, Gauri-43, Adab Arz-43, Bharthari-44, Prabhu ka Ghar-45, Ghazal-45 and Dhanna Bhagat-45.

His last 2 films came in 1946, but his health was not cooperating for quite a few years. He gave up work and took a rest. However, he suffered from paralysis and died on 22-8-1951. His son Ninu Majumdar worked in Bombay A.I.R. as head of Gujarati programmes, since 1937. By the time Nagendra died, Ninu had already started working as a Music Director.

As a Director, Nagendra had worked with the best of his times like, Master Vithal, Zubeida, Jillo, Billimorea brothers, Madhuri, Navinchandra, Durga Khote, Jairaj, Sultana, Noorjehan sr and such luminaries of those days. He had worked for Ranjit, Imperial, Sharda, Lakshmi, Jayant Desai films, Yagnik films etc etc.

There is a name Revashankar in the cast. Some of Ranjit Movietone’s earliest talkie films had music by Jhande Khan. Next came the trio of Banne Khan, Ganga Prasad Pathak and Rewa Shankar Marwari. None of that music was ever released on 78 rpm records. From 1938-39, the great duo of Jnan Dutt and Khemchand Prakash took over the charge of Ranjit’s music, later to be joined by Bulo C Rani. It was only around 1938 that RANJIT started releasing its film music on 78-rpm records.

Rewa Shankar Marwari’s association with Ranjit Films and films produced or directed by ex-Ranjit hand Jayant Desai continued in the 1940s. He acted in 27 films, till 1955, sang 12 songs in 9 films and gave music to 21 films from Veer Babruwahan-34 to Matrubhoomi-49.

Rewa Shankar sang a beautiful classical composition ‘jay jay shankar’ in Shankar Parvati (1943) for composer Jnan Dutt. It is available with several collectors, and is a rare instance of film music using Raag Shree.

Lastly about actress Khatun. Miss Khatun Bano was born and brought up in a poor Muslim family of Lahore. As per the family tradition, she learnt dancing and singing. once, when she was performing on stage in Lahore, the Talent hunter of Sagar movietone spotted her and she was offered a role in a Talkie film- which was a novelty in 1931. Her first film was Abul Hasan-31. Then came Subhadra haran-32, Meerabai-32, Maya Bazar-32 etc etc. In all, she acted in 59 films, till her last film Ibrat-60. She also sang 25 songs in 12 films.

Today’s song is the 7th song of this film to be presented. In one of the song posts, our Sadanand Kamath ji has given the film story already. For me too, this is my second song from Beti-41 to be discussed here.

( Credits – Information for this, is collated from various sources like Listener’s Bulletins No. 40 of Feb-80 and No.145 of July 2010, HFGK, muVyz, Sapnon ke Saudagar by Vithal Pandya, Silent films by Dr.Verma, Lost Treasures by kamlakar P. and my notes.)


Song-Jo pahne ban jaaye dulhan (Beti)(1941) Singer- Vasanti, Lyricist- D N Madhok, MD- Gyan Dutt
Chorus
Male Chorus

Lyrics

Jo pahne ban jaaye dulhan
Jo pahne ban jaaye dulhan
thhan thhan nikle baala joban
thhan thhan nikle baala joban
dekh dekh lalchaaye saajan
sautan ka jo jiya jalaaye
aisi saadi kaun banaaye
Shankar mill
Shankar mill
Shankar mill

Jo pahne ban jaye dulhan
Jo pahne ban jaye dulhan
thhan thhan nikle baala joban
chhan chhan nikle baala joban
dekh dekh lalchaaye saajan
sautan ka jo jiya jalaaye
aisi saadi kaun banaaye
Shankar mill
Shankar mill
Shankar mill

laala jee jab baahar jaayen
dhoti patlidaar banaayen
laala jee jab baahar jaayen
dhoti patlidaar banaayen
laali jee ka joban bhaaye
aisi dhoti kaun banaaye
Shankar mill
Shankar mill
Shankar mill

laali jee ka joban bhaaye
aisi dhoti kaun banaaye
Shankar mill
Shankar mill
Shankar mill

patli patli pyaari malmal
patli patli pyaari malmal
sabse sundar sabse komal
tan ko laage jaise makhmal
saajan ko de josh ramaaye
aisi makhmal kaun banaaye
Shankar mill
Shankar mill
Shankar mill

saajan ko ?? ramaaye
aisi makhmal kaun banaaye
Shankar mill
Shankar mill
Shankar mill
Shankar mill
Shankar mill
Shankar mill


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Blog Day : 4464 Post No. : 15948

“Baaraati” (1954) was directed by J K Nanda for Kardar Productions, Bombay. The movie had Chand Usmani, Peace Kanwal, Agha, Om Prakash, Sham Kumar, Leela Mishra, Baby Sheela, Darpan, Johny Walker, abbas, Rajan KHaksar, Heera Sawant, Agha Miraz, Kathana, Ameer Ali, Agha Mirza etc. in it.

The movie had eight songs in it. Seven songs have been discussed in the past. Here are their details:-

Blog post number Song Date
1742 Kis naam se pukaaroon kyaa naam hai tumhaara 11 August 2009
2714 Kahin door koyaliyaa gaaye re 2 August 2010
3219 Aa phir se mere pyaar ki kismat sanwaar de 17 November 2010
8572 Teri nazron ne hamko chheda hai 22 August 2013
15728 Haaye koi keh de papeeha se jaa ke 16 July 2020
15775 Saari raat jaage laage jo tose nainwaa 2 August 2020
15875 Dhak dhak dhak dhak kare dil 9 September 2020

Here is the eighth and final song from “Baaraati”(1954). This song is sung by S Balbir, Asha Bhonsle and chorus. D N Madhok is the lyricist. Music is composed by Roshan.

It uis a very long song (over seven minutes long). It is picturised as a “fair” (mela) song. I am unable to identify most actors seen in the picturisation. I feel that a lady seen dancing towards the end of the picturisaation could be Sheila Vaz, though her name does not figure in the credits. I request our knowledgeable readers to help identigfy her as well as others seen in the picturisation.

I have not been able to get the lyrics right to my satisfaction, especially in the parts with Punjabi words. I request our readers with keener ears to help fill in the blanks/ suggest corrections in the lyrics as applicable.

With this song, all the songs of “Baaraati”(1954) have been covered in the blog and this movie thus joins the list of movies that have been YIPPEED in the blog.


Song-Naach le baawariya tohe lene aaya sanwariya (Baraati)(1954) Singers-S Balbir, Asha Bhonsle,Lyrics-D N Madhok, MD-Roshan
Male chorus
Female chorus
All chorus

Lyrics

naach le baawariya
naach le baawariya
tohe lene aaya saanwariya
naach le baawariya
naach le
naach le
nach le baawariya
tohe lene aaya saanwariya
naach le baawariya

mera chana masaale vaala
jisko khaaye seth ka saala
kha ker ho jaaye matwaala
moonchh pe taav de
chane hain bade chatpate

jaane waale baabu mohse ankhiyaan milaaye ja
jaane waale baabu mohse ankhiyaan milaaye ja
taras gaye more nain baawre
inko daras dikhaaye ja
jaane waale baabu
jaane waale baabu mohse ankhiyaan milaaye ja

o o o
bhaag ke aaja
kisi bahaane
laakh samjhaaya
jiya nahin maane

aaye jawaani jaaye jawaani raah take na teri
aaye jawaani jaaye jaawani raah take na teri
laakh baar samjhaaya gori
ek na maani meri

ae ae
kaajal waali ankhiyaan tohri
hoye kaajal vaali ankhiyaan tohri
hans hans ke kuchh bolen
inki boli main jaanoon
ye bhed tumhaare kholen
dil uksaaya hai
haaye dekh ke phir bhi hamen bulaayaaya hai
ha ha ha ha
hurr
balle balle balle balle balle
hrr
hahahaha
balle bulle balle

tu bhi sachcha main bhi sachchi donon hain majboor
dilon se hai nazdeek saanwre par kadmon se door
dilon se hai nazdeek saanwre par kadmon se door

hey kasam tumhaari raat kathhin aur din mushkil se beete
kasam tumhaari raat kathhin aur din muskil se beete
bina bulaaye aaja saanware hum haare tum jeete
main mar jaaungi
tere bin mere baalam kal na paaungi

hrr
o balle
o balle
haaye

baarah man ki dulhan dekho
vrindavan ki jogan dekho
london ki sair main kar ke
??
dilli ka raaj dekho
do do paise
do do paise
baarah man ki dulhan dekho
vrindavan ki jogan dekho

le jaana re ae
le jaana re ae
ganderiyaan paise ki paav ser

ye din hain bahaaron ke
aisi jatan karo darshan ho
pyaaro ke ae
aisi jatan karo o o
kajre ki syaahi hai
ansuvan ka paani chithhi saajan ko likh de
ansuvan ka paani ho

dil ro ro den duhaai
yaar tere milne nu
? jaan dukhaan vich paayi
yaar tere milne nu

seene vich laga teer jee
o lab da phirda(?) heer jee
seene vich laga teer jee
o lab da phirda (?) heer ki
?? chaar chaar ke main jee
chaar chaar ke
gal haaye
gall apni ?? chak waali bai
yaar tere milne nu
dil ro ro den duhaai
yaar tere milne nu
jhoom jhoom aayi re ghata
jhoom jhoom aayi re
jhoom jhoom aayi re ghata
jhoom jhoom aayi re

nanadi ke bhaiyya mera
jiya de duhaai re teri
jiya de duhaai re
nanadi ka bhaiyya mera
jiya de duhaai re teri
jiya de duhaai re

re ghata
jhoom jhoom aayi re ghata
jhoom jhoom aayi re
jhoom jhoom aayi re ghata
jhoom jhoom aayi re
jhoom jhoom aayi re ghata
jhoom jhoom aayi re


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 :

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 :

4432 Post No. : 15865

“Bela” (1947) was directed by Chaturbhuj Doshi for Ranjit Movietone, Bombay. The story, screenplay, dialogues and Lyrics of this movie were by D N Madhok. The movie had P Jairaj, Nigar Sultana, Shrinath Tripathi, Pt.Iqbal, Krisnakumari, Master Mehmood, Rekha, Usha, B.R.Sharma etc. in it.

The movie had ten songs in it. Eight of these songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the ninth song from the movie. This song is sung by Zohrabai Ambalewaali. D N Madhok is the lyricist. Music is composed by Bulo C Rani.

Only the audio of the song is available. My guess is that this melancholic song was picturised on the leading lady viz Nigar Sultana. I could be wrong as well, seeing that Zohrabai Ambalewaali’s voice figured in all the ten songs of the movie, so who knows, she may have sung for all the important ladies in the movie, in addition to leading lady. I request our knowledgeable readers tp throw light on the picturisation of the song.


Song-Ho zara meri gali aaa re balam (Bela)(1947) Singer-Zohrabai Ambalewaali, Lyrics-D N Madhok, MD-Bulo C Rani

Lyrics

Ho zara meri gali aa re balam
zara meri gali aaa re baalam
nanhi si jaan hai meri ee
haaye baalma aa
nanhi si jaan hai meri ee
haay baalma aa
tod na de tera gham
ho zara meri gali aa re balam
zara meri gali aa re balam

rain diwas jiya dagmag doley
tera naam pukaare
dheere dheere haule haule
rain diwas jiya dagmag doley
tera naam pukaare
dheere dheere haule haule
jab main pyaar se poochhoon to yehi boley
jab main pyaar se poochhoon to yehi boley
nanhi si jaan hai meri
haaye baalma aa
nanhi si jaan hai meri
haay baalma aa
tod na de tera gham
zara meri gali aa re balam
zara meri gali aa re balam

aadhi aadhi raat
aadhi aadhi raat
mera nindiya se jaagna
aadhi aadhi raat
mera nindiya se jaagna
naam tera le le ke
it ut bhaagna
naam tera le le ke
it ut bhaagna
ab to milo baalma aa
haay baalma aa
ab to milo baalma aa
haay baalma aa
chhoot na jaaye ye dam
zara meri gali aa re balam
zara meri gali aa re balam
nanhi si jaan hai meri ee
haaye baalma aa
nanhi si jaan hai meri ee
haay baalma aa
tod na de tera gham
zara meri gali aa re balam
ho zara meri gali aa re balam


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Blog Day :

4428 Post No. : 15852

“Wafa” was directed by J P Advani for Goodluck Pictures, Bombay. It had Karan Dewan, Nimmi, Bipin Gupta, Gulab, Jauhar, Pittu, Urwashi, Nandini, Shyma, Vimla, Anwari, Cuckkoo, Gope, Yakoob etc in it.

This movie had eleven songs in it that were distributed between Vinod(7) and Bulo C Rani(4).

Five songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the sixth song from “Wafa”(1950) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Talat Mehmood, an unknown voice and chorus. D N Madhok is the lyricist. Music is composed by Vinod.

Talat Mehmood is known for singing serious songs, but it is a light hearted song by his standards.

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


Song-Raam jee duhaai hai(Wafa)(1950) Singer-Talat Mehmood, Unknown male voice, Lyrics-D N Madhok, MD-Vinod
Chorus

Lyrics

raam ji duhaai hai
duhaai hai duhaai hai
o raam ji duhaai hai
duhaai hai duhaai hai
dil mein kisi ne mere li angdaayi hai
dil mein kisi ne mere li angdaayi hai
ho ho
ram ji li angdaayi hai
li angdaayi hai
raam ji duhaai hai
duhaai hai duhaai hai

ikle pan se uktaaya hai man
koi karo jatan jhat pat aaye
jhatpat aaye
ikle pan se uktaaya hai man
koi karo jatan jhat pat aaye
chanak chanak jhanan jhanke
ho chale tan tan ke

wo dekho man jaaye
raam ji wo dekho man jaaye
barfi ka tukda hai
laddu hai malai hai
ho ho raam
laddu hai malaai hai
laddu hai malai hai
ho Raam jee duhaai hai
duhaai hai duhaai hai
dil me kisi ne mere li angdaayi hai
ho ho
raam li angdayi hai
li angdayi hai
ho raam ji duhai hai
duhai hai duhai hai

fataafat se yani jhata pat
ek chhota sa munna ho jaaye
munna ho jaaye
fataafat se yani jhata pat
ek chhota sa munna ho jaaye
wai wai karkarke roye
itna roye
wai wai karkarke roye
itna roye
naakon chane chabwaaye
baap ke naakon chane chabwaaye
???

dhobhi naayi aur halwaai

thaanedar sarkaar badhaai hai
thaanedar sarkaar badhaai hai
ho ho sarkaar badhaai hai
badhaai hai badhaai hai
ho raam ji duhaai hai
duhaai hai duhaai hai
dil mein kisi ne mere li angdaayi hai
ho o raam li angdaayi hai
li angdaayi hai
ho ram ji duhai hai
duhaai hai duhaai hai
ho ram ji duhai hai
duhaai hai duhaai hai
ho ram ji duhai hai
duhaai hai duhaai hai
raam ji duhai hai
duhaai hai duhaai hai
ho ram ji duhai hai
duhaai hai duhaai hai
ho ram ji duhai hai
duhaai hai duhaai hai
ho ram ji duhaai hai
duhaai hai duhaai hai


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Blog Day :

4398 Post No. : 15775

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2010-2020) – Song No. 48
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One movie which is eligible for ‘Blog Ten-Year Challenge’ today (2 august 2020)is the ‘1954’ movie ‘Baraati’.

The other movies represented on the blog ten years back on this day were ‘Anand-1970’, ‘Ek Dil Sau Afsaane-1963’, ‘Dekh Kabeeraa Roya-1957’, ‘Halaaku-1956’, and ‘Singaar-1949’ in their descending order of posting of songs. All of them have already been YIPPEED.

So, we can see that six songs were posted on 01.08.2010 maintaining the ‘six posts per day’ average very well. 🙂

The songs represented on 01.08.2010 on the blog were as follows;

Song Movie title-Year Remarks
Naa jiyaa laage naa Anand-1970 All songs covered
Door ke o chandaa aa meri baahon mein aa Ek Dil Sau Afsaane-1963 All songs covered
Hamse aayaa naa gayaa tumse bulaayaa naa gayaa Dekh Kabeeraa Royaa-1957 All songs covered
Bol mere maalik teraa kyaa yahi hai insaaf Halaaku-1956 All songs covered
Kahin door koyaliyaa gaaye re Baraati -1954 05 songs posted
Ae dard e muhabbat tune mujhe deewaanaa banaakar chhod diyaa Singaar-1949 All songs covered

‘Baraati-1954’ was directed by J.K. Nanda for Kardar Productions, Bombay. It had Chand Usmani, Peace Kanwal, Agha, Om Prakash, Shyam Kumar, Leela Mishra, Baby Sheela, Darpan, Johny Walker, Abbas, Rajan Haksar, Heera Sawant, Agha Miraj, Kathana, Ameer Ali, Agha Mirza and others.

This movie had eight songs written by D.N. Madhok, Raja Mehdi Ali Khan, Tanweer Naqvi and Jaanisar Akhtar. Music was composed by Roshan.

Asha Bhonsle, Chitalkar, Lata Mangeshkar, S. Balbir and Sudha Malhotra were the singers who had given their voices to the songs in this movie.

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

Song Posted On
Kis naam se pukaaroon kyaa naam hai tumhaara 11.08.2009
Kahin door koyaliyaa gaaye re 02.08.2010
Aa phir se mere pyaar ki kismat sanwaar de 17.11.2010
Teri nazron ne hamko chheda hai 22.08.2013
Haaye koi keh de papeeha se jaa ke 16.07.2020

Today’s song is sung by Lata Mangeshkar and written by D. N. Madhok. Music is composed by Roshan.

Lyrics for today’s song were sent by Prakashchandra. He has also provided iformation about the picturization of the song. One can see Heera Sawant, Agha, Peace Kanwal and others in the picturisation.

Let us now enjoy listeing to a song from “Baaraati”(1954) the way we were able to enjoy listening to another song from the same movie on this day ten years ago. 🙂

Audio

Video

Song-Saari raat jaage laage jo tose nainwaa (Baaraati)(1954) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-D N Madhok, MD-Roshan

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

aa jaa ho aa ja aa aa aa beluaa aa aa..aa
beluaa …aa aa aa o

saari raat jaage
laage jo tose nainwaa aa aa
aa jaa balam
ab aa jaa sajanwaa
aa jaa balam
ab aa jaa sajanwaa
saari raat jaage
laage jo tose nainwaa aa
aa jaa balam
ab aa jaa sajanwaa aa

chaand badariya mein chhipp chhipp jaaye piyaa
chaand badariya mein chhipp chhipp jaaye piyaa
tohe ishaaron mein
ye samjhaaye piyaa
bhaage ae ae
jawaani bhaage
saari raat jaage
laage jo tose nainwaa aa
aa jaa balam
ab aa jaa sajanwaa
aa jaa balam
ab aa jaa sajanwaa
saari raat jaage
laage jo tose nainwaa aa
aa jaa balam
ab aa jaa sajanwaa

mast hawaaon mein tere bin chain nahin
mast hawaaon mein tere bin chain nahin
sun re anaadi piya
toot naa jaaye kahin dhaage ae
pyaar ke dhaage
saari raat jaage
laage jo tose nainwaa aa
aa jaa balam
ab aa jaa sajanwaa
aa jaa balam
ab aa jaa sajanwaa
saari raat jaage
laage jo tose nainwaa aa aa
aa jaa balam
ab aa jaa sajanwaa
aa jaa balam
ab aa jaa sajanwaa

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(Lyrics in Devnagri Script provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

आ जा हो आ जा आ आ आ बेलुआ आ आ …आ
बेलुआ …आ आ आ ओ

सारी रात जागे
लागे जो तोसे नैनवा आ
आ जा बलम
अब आ जा सजनवा
आ जा बलम
अब आ जा सजनवा
सारी रात जागे
लागे जो तोसे नैनवा आ
आ जा बलम
अब आ जा सजनवा आ

चाँद बदरिया में छिप छिप जाए पिया
चाँद बदरिया में छिप छिप जाए पिया
तोहे इशारों में
ये समझाए पिया
भागे ए ए
जवानी भागे
सारी रात जागे
लागे जो तोसे नैनवा आ
आ जा बलम
अब आ जा सजनवा
आ जा बलम
अब आ जा सजनवा
सारी रात जागे
लागे जो तोसे नैनवा आ
आ जा बलम
अब आ जा सजनवा

मस्त हवाओं में तेरे बिन चैन नहीं
मस्त हवाओं में तेरे बिन चैन नहीं
सुन रे अनाड़ी पिया
टूट ना जाए कहीं धागे ए ए
प्यार के धागे ए
सारी रात जागे
लागे जो तोसे नैनवा आ
आ जा बलम
अब आ जा सजनवा
आ जा बलम
अब आ जा सजनवा
सारी रात जागे
लागे जो तोसे नैनवा आ आ
आ जा बलम
अब आ जा सजनवा
आ जा बलम
अब आ जा सजनवा


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Blog Day :

4381 Post No. : 15728

“Baaraati”(1954) was directed by J K Nanda for Kardar Productions, Bombay. The movie had Chaand Usmani, Peace Kanwal, Agha, Om Prakash, Leela Mishra, Sham Kumar, bBy Sheela, Darpan, Johny Walker, Abbas, Rajan Haksar, Heera Sawant, Agha Miraz, Kathana, Ameer Ali, etc in it.

The movie had eight songs in it. Four of these songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the fifth song from “Baaraati”(1954) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Lata. D N Madhok is the lyricist. Music is composed by Roshan.

The song is picturised on Chaand Usmaani. Agha and Om Prakash look on from a distance.


Song-Haaye koi keh de papeeha se jaa ke (Baaraati)(1954) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-D N Madhok, MD-Roshan

Lyrics

haaye koi kah de papeeha se jaa ke
bairi kaahe chhede pihu pihu gaa ke
haaye koi kah de papeeha se jaa ke
bairi kaahe chhede pihu pihu gaa ke

rut saawan ki mukh par haaye kyun
jhoomti ghata mein koi aag lagaaye kyun
rut saawan ki mukh par haaye kyun
jhoomti ghata mein koi aag lagaaye kyun
mere paas aaye wo to
mere paas aaye wo to
kahoon samjhaake
bairi kaahe chhede pihu pihu gaa ke
haaye koi kah de papeeha se ja ke
bairi kaahe chhede pihu pihu gaa ke

abhi khile kali aur abhi murjhaaye hai
ja rey paapi kaliyon pe pade teri haaye hai
abhi khile kali aur abhi murjhaaye hai
ja rey paapi kaliyon pe pade teri haaye hai
jiya chaahe noch loon main
jiya chaahe noch loon main pankh tere aake
bairi kaahe chhede pihu pihu gaa ke
haaye koi kah de papeeha se jaa ke
bairi kaahe chhede pihu pihu gaa ke
haaye koi kah de papeeha se ja ke
bairi kaahe chhede pihu pihu gaa ke


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Blog Day :

4381 Post No. : 15727

“Chanda Ki Chaandni” (1948) was directed by S S Vasan for Gemini Combines. The movie had M. K. Radha, Yashodhara Katju, Sundari Bai, V. N. Janki, H. Krishnamurthy, Ranjan, L. Narayan Rao, S. Pillai, T. R. Rajkumari etc in it.

Four songs from this movie have been discussed in the past.

Here is the fifth song from this movie. This “expression of love” genre of song is sung by Geeta Dutt. D N Madhok is the lyricist. Music is composed by Gyan Dutt.

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


Song-O Jaadugar kaahe tihaar gali aaye (Chanda Ki Chaandni)(1948) Singer-Geeta Dutt, Lyrics- D N Madhok, MD-Gyan Dutt

Lyrics

o jaadugar kaahe tihaar gali aaye
o jaadugar kaahe tihaar gali aaye
tum chup ho
main bhi chup hoon
tum chup ho
main bhi chup hoon
pyaar khada muskaaye
o jaadugar kaahe tihaar gali aaye
o jaadugar kaahe tihaar gali aaye

dil mein sau sau baat hamaare
ik aaye ik jaaye
dil mein sau sau baat hamaare
ik aaye ik jaaye
dil ki baat boojh lo baalam
hamse kahi na jaaye
dil ki baat boojh lo baalam
hamse kahi na jaaye
o jaadugar kaahe tihaar gali aaye
o jaadugar kaahe tihaar gali aaye

aao sabhi jee bhar ke baaten kar len
dilon ki jholi ee saajan bhar len
aao sabhi jee bhar ke baaten kar len
dilon ki jholi ee saajan bhar len
dil apne dhadkan ki lay se
dil apne dhadkan ki lay se
ghadi ghadi ye gaaye
o jaadugar haan haan
o jaadugar kaahe tihaar gali aaye
tum chup ho
main bhi chup hoon
tum chup ho
main bhi chup hoon
pyaar khada muskaaye
o jaadugar haan haan
o jaadugar kaahe tihaar gali aaye
o jaadugar kaahe tihaar gali aaye


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Blog Day: 4337 Post No.: 15635

“Raaj Raani”(1950) was directed by Satish Nigam for Jagat Pictures, Bombay. The movie had Meena, Rehman, Sohan, Usha Kiran, Cuckkoo, Vyas, Mehta, Shashikala etc in it.

There were seven songs in the movie. Three of these songs have been covered in the past.

Six out of seven songs were female solos, which were equally distributed among three singer namely Shamshad Begam, Surinder Kaur and Lata Mangeshkar. All of them had sung two songs each.

The seventh song is a duet which is sung by Shamshad Begam and Rafi. Here is this less known Shamshad Rafi duet from this less known movie. D N Madhok is the lyricist. Music is composed by Hansraj Bahl.

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


Song-Lo pakdo pakdo saajanwa jawaani bhaagi jaaye(Raaj Raani)(1950) Singers-Shamshad Begam, Rafi, Lyrics-D N Madhok, MD-Hansraj Bahl

Lyrics

lo pakdo pakdo
lo pakdo pakdo saajnwa aa
jawaani bhaagi jaaye
lo pakdo pakdo saajnwa aa
jawaani bhaagi jaaye
ek baar ye chanchaliya ye manchaliya
ek baar ye chanchaliya ye manchaliya
gayi to laut ke na aaye
ho o gayi to laut ke na aaye
lo pakdo pakdo
lo pakdo pakdo saajnwa aa
jawaani bhaagi jaaye

ra ra ra raar rara
matlab samjha do iska re re re re re re re
haaye na lo kisi ki ra ra ra rara ra ra
matlab samjha do iska ree ree ree reer ree ree
haaye na lo kisi ki
teri kaayam rahe jawaani
na jaana aag laga ke
mere armaan jaga ke
o teri kaayam rahe jawani
na jaana aag laga ke
mere armaan jaga ke
muddat ki lagi thi aag bhadkti jaaye na bas mein aaye

lo pakdo pakdo
lo pakdo pakdo saajanwa jawaani bhaagi jaaye

ra ra ra ra
rara

main kya jaanoon kaho kya ree ree ree ree reer ree
haalat buri hai dil ki
ra ra raraar ra ra

main kya jaanoon kaho kya ree ree ree ree ree ree
haalat buri hai dil ki
teri kaayam rahe jawani na hamko yoon tarsaao
thahar bhi jao
o teri kaayam rahe jawani na hamko yoon tarsao
thahr bhi jao

ye chalti phirti chhaaya kyun bharmaya haath na aaye
lo pakdo pakdo
lo pakdo pakdo saajanwa
jawaani bhaagi jaye
ek baar ye chanchliya ye manchliya
ek baar ye chanchliya ye manchliya
gayi to laut ke na aaye
ho o
gayi to laut ke na aaye
lo pakdo pakdo
lo pakdo pakdo saajnwa
jawaani bhaagi jaaye


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 :

4086 Post No. : 15226

Today’s song is from film Pyas-41.

The film was made by Murli Movietone. It was directed by Ram Daryani. The lyricist was D N Madhok and the music was by Khemchand Prakash. The cast of the film was Snehprabha Pradhan, Ishwarlal, Nazir, Shamim, Gope, E Bilimoria, Sharifa, Gulab, Khatoon, Majid, Tarabai etc etc. There were 9 songs in the film. One song is already discussed, so today, it will be the second song of the film here. It is a duet sung by the lead pair Snehprabha and Ishwarlal.

Various communities of India contributed to the development of Indian Film Industry. No wonder, we never saw communal feelings in the film world. It is probably the only industry in India, which is truly a Secular one.All communities and religions live here happily together. Every community is, however, identified with a particular state, i.g. Sikhs and Punjabis from Punjab, Bengalis from Bengal, Marathis from Maharashtra etc etc. But there is one community which has no state of its own, still it has been contributing to almost every industry in India whole heartedly. That is SINDHI community.

In film industry too, their contribution is almost in every department – be it production, direction, acting, music or any other form of film making, for that matter. Generally, they are a business community and are highly adaptable to available circumstances. Right from Vithal Panchotia in the early 30s to Ranvir singh Bhavnani in the 2019, their presence as actors, Producers (Sippys), Directors (Mohan Bhavnani), Music composers (Bulo C Rani) to Comedian (Bhudo Advani) is felt in all decades. Brij Rani, Sheila Ramani, Sadhana, Babita and Kitu Gidwani or Gope, Bhudo Advani, Sushil Kumar, Asrani etc are some of the names that come to the mind off hand.

Film Pyas-41 was also directed by one Sindhi – Ram Daryani ( Ram Kamlani was different, he was brother of Gope). Ram Daryani was born on 6-12-1915, at Hyderabad, Sindh Province (now in Pakistan). His early education was done in Sindh and for college education he came to Karachi. Due to intense desire of being in film world, he left studies and joined Eastern Art Production and assisted Moti Gidwani in direction of film Insan ya Shaitan-33. But due to family pressure he had to rejoin college. After some time he again left college for good and started working as assistant director for films Prem Pariksha-34 with G R Sethi, Bharat ki Beti-35 with Premankur Attorthy and Yasmin-35 with H K Shivdasani.

He got his first chance to independently direct the film Baal Hatya aka Khoon E Nahak-35. In the year 1936, he floated his own company Daryani productions and directed films like Sangdil Samaj-36, Prem Murty-36 and Gentleman Daaku-37, for which his brother K S Daryani wrote the stories. In 1938, brother K S Daryani started Krishna Movietone. Ram Daryani closed his company Daryani productions and directed film Zamana-38 for krishna Movietone. The film became a Hit and his name became famous.

He worked for Murli Movietone to direct films like Pyas-41, which celebrated Silver jubilee. His other films were Qurbani-43, Preet-45, Panna Dai-45 and Shravan kumar-46. In all, Ram Daryani directed 23 films. His last film was Chand mere aaja-60. After this he entered Film Distribution business. Ram Daryani died on 7-9-1993. ( adapted from Filmdom-1946).

The Heroine for film Pyas-41 was Snehprabha Pradhan, who was an excellent actress and a good singer. However, she acted in only 17 films in 10 years i.e. 1940 to 1950. After films, she started acting in Marathi dramas and became famous and popular there.

SNEHPRABHA PRADHAN was born on 20-10-1915 in Nagpur,Maharashtra. Her father was Vithalrao and mother was Tarabai.Tarabai was a child widow who grew up in an orphanage and SP’s father married her as a social cause,when he was already 50 yr old.

Like her contemporaries, Shanta Apte and Hansa Wadkar(Ratan Salgaonkar in real life), she too travelled a lot in her first 10 years,to places like Nagpur,Bombay,Poona,Delhi,Calcutta,Lahore etc.

When her father left them and mother was unable to support the family,SP had to seek work.She did small roles in films.One Chimanbahi Desai of Bombay Talkies was a family friend.Through him, she worked and sang in Civil marriage,saubhagya and Sajni.
Her first break as a Heroine came with Punarmilan-1940,opposite Kishore Sahu.They fell in love and married,but within an year she divorced him on grounds of his impotency !

SP was studying,while working too and she became the First woman Graduate from Ferguson college,Poona,in those days !
Even though system was there,still SP was NOT attached to any Studio nor was she on rolls of any Production company.She virtually started the ‘Free Lance working system’ in those days.

She worked in Bombay Talkies,New theatres,with K.A.Abbas,Roop k.Sorey etc.She sang songs with Pahadi Sanyal also.
In the late 40s,she reduced her work in Hindi,as she was more inclined to work on Marathi stage dramas.In 1942 she worked in Marathi film “PAHLI MANGALAGAUR”,in which 10 year old Lata Mangeshkar acted and sang First time in her career. In 1946 SP she acted in Salgirah and sang 6 songs.After this she did “Anmol Moti” in 1949.Then she stopped working in Hindi films. She wrote Screenplay of film “Ladai ke baad”-1943,acted in it and also sang 9 songs in it.

Her name was kept Snehprabha,as a compromise,since her mother could not decide in 2 names-Snehlata or Prabhavati.So the names were combined as Snehprabha. She married Dr.Shirodkar and settled in Bombay,occasionally doing some stage dramas in Marathi. She died on 7-12-1993.

Birha ki Raat-1950. She acted in this film as Dev Anand had expressed his desire to act in a film in which SP was there. Dev Anand was her great fan.He agreed to work with Nargis only on the condition that SP would work with him. Snehprabha Pradhan could not refuse Dev Anand.

There is another name ‘ Khatun ‘ in the cast. Miss Khatun Bano was born and brought up in a poor Muslim family of Lahore. As per the family tradition, she learnt dancing and singing. once, when she was performing on stage in Lahore, the Talent hunter of Sagar movietone spotted her and she was offered a role in a Talkie film- which was a novelty in 1931. Her first film was Abul Hasan-31. Then came Subhadra haran-32, Meerabai-32, Maya Bazar-32 etc etc. In all, she acted in 59 films, till her last film Ibrat-60. She also sang 25 songs in 12 films.

One more interesting actress in the cast was Tarabai. She is none other than the elder sister of famous dancer actress Sitara Devi. Born in 1905, she was a good dancer. She started film career from Silent films like Malti Madhav, Bambai ki sethani etc. She started Talkie films with Vasantsena-31. She played the role of Princess Octavia in film Yahudi ki Ladki-33, along with K L Saigal.

She acted in many films like Shehar ka jadu-34, Savitri 37, Narsi Bhagat-40, Sasural -41. She acted in film Haiwaan-40, along with her two other actress sisters,namely Alaknanda and Sitara Devi. This may be the only Hindi film, in which 3 sisters played roles in one film.

She married co star Marutirao Pehelwan, left films and they settled in Dhule,in Maharashtra. They started a Dairy business. Their son was the famous dancer Gopi Krishna. After husband’s death and winding up of the Dairy business, Tarabai returned to Bombay and started working in films. But now she was reduced to as Junior Artiste (Extra) and got only negligible roles. She lived in Bandra slum. There is no information about her after this.

Film Pyas-41 was a very successful film. It was written by K S Daryani- brother of director Ram Daryani. The film was shot in Ranjit studio. This was the first film of Murli Movietone. The March 1942 issue of Film India magazine reviewed the film and Baburao Patel, for once , was all praise for the film, direction and the acting. The film was released in Imperial Cinema, Bombay on 14-2-1942. While praising the acting of Snehprabha Pradhan, Baburao Patel could not resist the temptation of subtly commenting on her looks, saying, ” she was photographed so nicely that she sometimes looked ‘almost’ beautiful” ! That’s Baburao for you !!.

The story of the film as given in the review is…….

Sethji’s (Nazir) wife is dying due to TB…according to the evil family doctor (E. Billimoria), who wants to marry his niece( Gulab) to Seth ji. He also tries to kill wife and her child. Sensing this, the wife, Menaka (Sharifa) runs away with the child. She hands over the child to a village mukhiya and dies. Seth ji marries the niece of doctor, who starts extracting money from her.

The child grows into a big man-Chiman (Ishwarlal) who loves village belle Radha.

Once Chiman goes to the city and gets to know Seth ji, who employs him. Seth ji’s niece Rupa starts loving him. Once by accident , Chiman comes to know that he is Seth ji’s son. Seth ji is happy and throws a party in which the engagement of Rupa (Shamim) is announced. Chiman is craving for Radha. Radha comes to know these matters and comes to city. Rupa realises their true love and sacrifices. Chiman and Radha unite.

Today’s song’s mukhada is ” Nadi kinara ho “. This “Nadi kinara” was very popular amongst the lyricists of the 30s and 40s, because I found so many songs having this beginning of songs, till even the 50s. Somehow this went on diminishing later. I guess the lovers stopped going to the Rivers or may be they preferred a Mall or a Multiplex than going to the ‘Nadi kinara’, battling the traffic jams !


Song- Nadi kinaara ho taaron bhari raaten (Pyaas)(1941) Singers-Snehprabha Pradhan, Ishwarlal , Lyrics- D N Madhok, MD- Khemchand Prakash
Both

Lyrics

Nadi kinaara ho o o
taaron bhari raaten
taaron bhari raaten
taaron bhari raaten
taaron bhari raaten
Nadi kinaara ho o o
taaron bhari raaten
taaron bhari raaten
taaron bhari raaten
taaron bhari raaten

moh hamse karen aur chori se munh na taaken
moh hamse karen aur chori se munh na taaken
yaad dilaayen
beeti huyi baaten
yaad dilaayen
beeti huyi baaten
Nadi kinaara ho o o
taaron bhari raaten
taaron bhari raaten
taaron bhari raaten
taaron bhari raaten

kabhi wo kabhi main roothh jaaun
kabhi Radha kabhi main manaaun
kabhi wo kabhi main roothh jaaun
kabhi Radha kabhi main manaaun
main na maanoon
na maanoon
na maanoon
tere jee ki main jaanoon
main na maanoon
na maanoon
na maanoon
jee dil ki main jaanoon
na jaanoon

Nadi kinaara ho o o
taaron bhari raaten
taaron bhari raaten
taaron bhari raaten
taaron bhari raaten


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