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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 :

5312 Post No. : 17413

Today’s song is a very melodious duet from the film Actor-1951.

The film was directed by Ramjibhai Arya. I could not get any information about him except that he directed 6 Hindi films namely, Hind ke lal-40, Manthan-41, Jungle ki pukar-46, Bhedi Dushman-46, Sher E Bengal-47 and his last film as a director, Actor-1951. The musical score for this film was by 2 MDs – Aziz Hindi aka Aziz Khan and Ibrahim aka Master Ibrahim. There are many films having 2 MDs or even 3 MDs and also an unique case like the film Pathan-1962 which had a record 9 MDs ! (This film has nothing to do with Shahrukh khan’s controversial film Pathan released recently). In almost all cases songs are separately credited to each MD, as it is a Team work. In rare cases we find that a few songs are composed jointly by both MDs and credited accordingly.

In film Actor-51, as many as 4 songs were composed by both MDs together as per HFGK credits. I can understand composers working jointly on a song but I wonder how lyrics can be written by 2 Lyricists together. But in Hindi films this was not a rarity. Actually, a few years back, thinking that this phenomenon was worth discussing, I started finding such songs from the HFGK. After getting names of films where more than 1 lyricist have jointly written songs, like Chandrtalekha-48, Anyaya-49, Sheesh Mahal-50 Hum Log-51, Buzdil-51, Footpath-53, Chandni Chowk-54, Dhobi Doctor-54, Darbar-55, Miss Bombay-57, Changez Khan-57, Pardesi-57…I stopped my search. I realised that this happened in many films and was not a novelty. I cancelled my idea of discussing this matter in my posts.

Connected to these issues is another problem with stories of films like Actor -51. There are many cases in Hindi films, where remakes of earlier films on the same stories are made. As far as Folklore like Laila Majnu or Shirin Farhad or stories from Ramayan and Mahabharat, one can surely understand, but it is very strange why people want to make films on the same stories.

In some cases, in addition to the same stories, even the film titles are the same. The case of actress Sulochana-Ruby Meyers, is unique. She featured in 7 such films where the Titles and stories were the same. Sulochana acted in Anarkali-28, Anarkali-35 and Anarkali-53. She also acted in Madhuri-28 and Madhuri-32. She also acted in Indira B.A.-29 and Indira M.A.-34. Then there was Gunsundari-27 and Gunsundari-48, with different heroines. All these films had the same Titles and same stories.Actually Sulochana became the first ever actress to have worked in 3 films of the same title and story. The first male actor to do this was W.M.Khan who acted and sang in 3 films – Alam Ara-1931, Alam Ara-1956 and Alam Ara-1973. Ashok Kumar also acted in 3 films of the same title – Kangan-1939, Kangan-1959 and Kangan-1972, but here the stories were different.

Then there are other films which have same stories, but different Titles.Some of such films are Panghat-43 and Chitchor-76, Mala-41 and Amar-54 (MD was Naushad for both films and Jayant did the same role in both films), Grihasthi-48 and Ghar Basa ke dekho-63, Malkin-53 and Biradari-66, Aurat-40 and Mother India-57(Kanhaiyalal did the same role in both films) etc etc. There are 100s of such remakes, but I have yet to see a film which mentions it in their credits. One can not forget films like Do dooni chaar-68 and Angoor-82. Here the first hindi film Do dooni chaar was a remake of Bengali film of 1963, ” Bhrantibilas”, which was based on the novel of the same name by Ishwarchandra Vidyasagar who had taken inspiration from Shakespeare’s play ” Comedy of Errors“- which was an adaptation of a play by Plautus “ Menaechmi”. Hope this was atleast the original story !

It is a notable coincidence that in 1951, in just One year alone, there were 3 films with almost the same story and Bhagwan was the Hero in all 3 films – Actor-51, Damad-51 and Albela-51. The basic story was that a poor man, without any help, tries to become a Singer or an Actor and how Luck helps him to become a famous artiste. Film Daamaad was censored on 8-2-51, film Actor was censored on 1-5-51 and Albela was censored on 13-12-51 and released immediately on the next day i.e. 14-12-51.

The cast of the film Actor -51 was Ramola, Bhagwan,Sunder, Murad, Manchi Thoothi, Violet, Sulochana, Cuckoo and others. Actress Violet was the sister of her more famous actress sister Patience Cooper. Their one more sister Pearl was also in Hindi films. While Patience acted in 34 Talkie films, Violet acted in 16 films and Pearl acted only in 6 films. At the same time there was another set of 3 sisters in Hindi films namely Zubeida- 22 films, Shahzadi-26 films and Sultana-9 films. (actress Mehtab was their step sister who acted in 40 films. Mehtab was Sohrab Modi’s wife.) In later times there were the Travancore sisters – Lalitha, Padmini and Ragini who danced their way into Hindi films. Padmini and Ragini also acted in films.Padmini did 47 films while Ragini acted only in 23 films. Chandralekha-1948 was their first Hindi film.

You will find one name in the cast -Murad. Hardly anyone writes about him. I remember his role of a Land jahagirdar, who gives loan to Balraj Sahni in the film Do Bigha Zameen-1953. Actually finding information on Murad was difficult. Hamid Ali Murad or simply Murad was born at Rampur in Uttar Pradesh in 1911. He was very fair and good looking. He came to Bombay in 1942 to seek roles in films. Mehboob Khan had just established his own studio and Production house and was making his first film Najma. He gave a role to the fair and handsome Murad in the film Najma and thus started his film career with a character role. His career lasted till film Tamacha-1988, All these years he did only character roles. Murad was so fair and tall that ,in those days, many Policemen saluted him as if he was a British person !

Due to his personality, he would be selected for the roles of Judge, Police Commissioner, Badshah or a Maharaja. He was a favourite of producers / directors like Mehboob, K.Asif, Sohrab Modi, Kardar, Nitin Bose, Bimal Roy, K.A.Abbas, M.Sadiq etc, who would cast him in their films. Murad did more than 300 films and in almost 250 films, he did the role of a Judge. That must be a sort of a record,like Iftekhar as Police Commissioner !

Some of his famous films were Andaz, Anandmath, Do Bigha Zameen, Mirza Ghalib, Durgesh Nandini, Heer, Yahudi, Mugha e Azam, Palki etc etc. He fitted perfectly in Costume, Mughal and Historical films. In 1976-77, he became President of Cine Artistes Association. In 1981, he suffered from Paralysis, but continued to work in films till 1988.

Murad died on 24-4-1997, leaving behind a wife, 3 daughters and one son. His son Raza Murad-famous for his voice- is also an actor. ( Thanks to Shri Harish Raghuwanshi ji for information on Murad. )

Today’s duet is sung by Sulochana Kadam ( my favourite singer) and G.M.Durrani. It is very melodious and as usual, Sulochana is very good in this song. Enjoy….


Song- Teri galiyon mein aayee gore rang ki lugaai (Actor)(1951) Singers- Sulochana Kadam, G M Durrani, Lyricist-Nazim Panipati, MD- Aziz Hindi and Ibrahim (joint composition)

Lyrics

Teri galiyon mein aayi
gore rang ki lugaai
zara nainon se naina milaaye ja
o milaaye ja milaaye ja milaaye ja
mori saasu ji ke chhore
mori nanad ke bhai
zara nainon se
o zara nainon se naina milaaye ja
o milaaye ja milaaye ja milaaye ja

mujhe tujhse hai pyaar
mujhe aaye na karaar
haaye saari saari raat karoon tera intzaar
mujhe tujhse hai pyaar
mujhe aaye na karaar
haaye saari sari raat karoon tera intzaar

dil deta hai duhaai
mujhe neend na aayi
zara nainon se
o zara nainon se naina milaaye ja
o milaaye ja milaaye ja milaaye ja
teri galiyo me aayi gore rang ki lugaai
zara nainon se naina milaaye ja
o milaaye ja milaaye ja milaaye ja

mori saasu ji ke chhore
mori nanad ke bhai
zara nainon se
o zara nainon se naina milaaye ja
o milaaye ja milaaye ja milaaye ja

jeene dete hi nahin chaahne waale mujhko
chaahne waale mujhko
jeene dete hi nahin chaahne waale mujhko
chaahne waale mujhko
koi naazim(?) se ye kahde ke bacha le mujhko
haaye re bacha le mujhko

mori bainyya ko thhaam
koi kare hai salaam
haaye gali gali ghar ghar huyi badnaam
mori bainyya ko thhaam
koi kare hai salaam
haaye gali gali ghar ghar huyi badnaam
sab kare hain buraai huyi mori ruswaai
zara nainon se
o zara nainon se naina milaaye ja
o milaaye ja milaaye ja milaaye ja
teri galiyon mein aayi gore rang ki lugaai
zara nainon se
o zara nainon se naina milaaye ja
o milaaye ja milaaye ja milaaye ja

mori saasu ji ke chhore
mori nanad ke bhai
zara nainon se
o zara nainon se naina milaaye ja
o milaaye ja milaaye ja milaaye ja
Teri galiyon mein aayi
gore rang ki lugaai
zara nainon se naina milaaye ja
o milaaye ja milaaye ja milaaye ja


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 :

5290 Post No. : 17324

Today’s song is from an obscure film Doli-1947.

It is on record that the year 1947 produced a record number of Hindi films -181, till that year. This record was beaten only by number of Hindi films made in 1985 -187 films ! It means that the 1947 record remained unbeaten for 54 years, from the advent of talkie films in 1931. The historians, however agree that though the total number of Hindi films was 181 in 1947, films with good story, acting, direction or good music were not too many.

Films like Andhon ki duniya, Bela, Bhakt Dhruv, Bhook, Dard, Dil ki Rani, Do Bhai, Elan, Jail yatra, Jugnu, Leela, Ramjoshi, Meera, Mirza Sahibaan, Natak, Neel kamal, Parwana, Shadi se pehle, Shehnai, Tum aur main and may be few more were the only films which looked like having been made seriously. Rest of the films were mostly compromises.

Why I say so is because, in 1947, everyone in the industry knew that on 15th August, India was to be partitioned and a new Muslim nation, Pakistan, was to be formed. Due to this, those Muslim artistes, technicians, Musicians, cameramen and all others connected with or serving in film industry, who wanted to migrate to Pakistan, had no interest in completing the films here with perfection. They all were in a hurry to somehow finish the films, pack up and leave the country.

Naturally, this kind of attitude affected the quality of films made in 1947 and the the record number of films made had a majority films with low quality. In this case Quantity ruled over Quality of the finished goods ! Not only this, but some cunning and unfair artistes took undue advantage of the shaky atmosphere and cheated their local staff as well as friends before quietly leaving the country.

Nazir Ahmed, actor, director and producer was the owner of Hind Studios, Dadar, Bombay, he had watched his studio being burnt by hooligans in the riots. In next few days he sold his house, property and car, visited some close local friends and borrowed huge amounts on some excuses. Same night he coolly left India with wife Swarnlata in the same car which he had sold that very day. Another case was of W.Z.Ahmed -owner of Shalimar Studios. He had not paid the salaries of his staff for last 3 months promising them to pay on 1st September 1947. One night he coolly left for Pakistan along with wife Neena and the prints of his films, without paying his staff. Many such cases can be recounted.

Major artistes like Dilip Kumar, Mehboob and Kardar wanted to migrate to Pakistan. Mehboob and Kardar did go to Pakistan, but came back within few days, realising that they had no future in that country. there were, of course, many who had decided well in advance not to leave India, though their roots were across the border. The vacancies of those who left India were almost immediately filled up by the waitlisted artistes of second line in India, and hence India’s film industry was not disturbed for long, except for few months.

I do not know about the storyline of film Doli-1947. It was made by All India Pictures. The music was by Ghulam Mohammed. The lyricist was Nazim Panipati, who was the brother of director producer Wali saheb -husband of actress Mumtaz Shanti. After some time Wali Saheb and Mumtaz Shanti migrated to Pakistan. The film was directed by S.K.Oza. For him this was his first film as a director. He got the chance because the original director- Daud Chand- had left for Pakistan. Later he directed 5 more films and had acted in 1 film -Dil hi to hai-1939.

Shubh Karan Oza (S.K.Oza), was born on 16-10-1921, at Hathras-U.P. He was educated in Kanpur. He joined films in 1939 as an assistant to Kidar Sharma,in Film Corporation of India Ltd. Same year he acted in the film Dil hi to hai-1939, for which Kidar Sharma was the director. Oza got his first film as director with film Doli-1947. Next came Nai Raat-48, Aadhi Raat-50, Hulchal-51 and Sitara-55. He started his own production company and made Naaz-54. He was the first director to go to Ceylon to direct a Simhalese film “Daivya Yoga”in 1958. He wrote stories of films like Mastana -54 and Upasana-71. He was the Executive production manager for film Agni Rekha-73. In his career, Oza had the opportunity to work with Big stars like Dilip Kumar, Nargis, Ashok kumar etc.

Shubh Karan Oza died in Bombay on 4-10-1980. (Thanks to Shri Harish Raghuvanshi ji for this information.)

The cast of the film was Wasti, Sulkochana Chatterjee, Susheel kumar, Amar, Madhuri, pratima devi, Amir Ali etc. Wast and Sulochan were the lead pair here. Riyasat Ali Wasti was born in 1912,at Naagao in U.P. His father was City magistrate,a judge and Dewan of the state. The family was well known in Bundelkhand area. After graduating from Ambala,Wasti did service for 7 years in the PWD of Punjab. He wanted to join films and he became a Hero in New oriental Films,Lahore’s ” Premyatra”-37. His Heroine was Umarazia begum,later on the wife of Ghulam haider.

He acted in Bombay’s films like Baghban, Industrial India, Pati patni, Rrikshawala, Thokar, Qaidi, Nartaki, Kudmai(Punjabi), Awaz, Nai Duniya, Sharda, Namaste etc. He was a fixture for Kardar films. As a Hero he did many films. In the 50s he acted in 11 films. In 60s and 70s he did 20 films.

Old timer Wasti ,who regaled the audiences with his natural acting in Sanjog, Rattan, Pugree made in the forties and many Punjabi & Hindi movies later o , was passing through a bad phase. Nasir Hussain honored him by offering the roles of substance in Dil Deke Dekho, Jab Pyar Kisi Se Hota Hai & Phir Wohi Dil Laya Hoon. His roles in jab pyar kisi se hota hai and Phir wohi dil laya hoon may be known to many.His last film was kasam-76.Two films, produced by him in 1952 and 56, flopped.

In his 40 years of career, Wasti acted in 63 films, from Prem Yatra-1937 to Kasam-1976. He also sang 5 songs in 2 films namely, Rikshawala-38 and Pati Patni-39.

Last 20 years of his life were spent in penury and anonymity. In last years, he was often seen begging near Liberty cinema in Bombay. He died on 15th April 1996.

Today’s song is a duet sung by Shamshad begum and G.M.Durrani.


Song-Koi meri duniya pe chhaaya hua hai (Doli)(1947) Singers-Shamshad Begam, G M Durrani, Lyrics-Nazim Panipati, MD-Ghulam Mohammad

Lyrics

Koi ee meri duniya pe chhaaya hua hai
Koi ee meri duniya pe chhaaya hua hai
meri zindagi ee mein samaaya hua hai
meri zindagi mein samaaya hua hai
haan samaaya hua hai

jise dhoondhhtee ee thheen ye betaab nazren
jise dhoondhhtee ee thheen ye betaab nazren
nigaahon mein wo chhupke aaya hua hai
nigaahon mein wo chhupke aaya hua hai
chupke aaya hua hai

meri zindagi mein andhera nahin hai ae ae ae
meri zindagi mein andhera nahin hai ae ae ae
muhabbat se dil jagmagaaya hua hai
muhabbat se dil jagmagaaya hua hai
jagmagaaya hua hai

ye mukhda jo kuchh muskuraaya hua hai
ye mukhda jo kuchh muskuraaya hua hai
kahin jaise deepak jalaaya hua hai
kahin jaise deepak jalaaya hua hai
haan jalaaya hua hai

sitaaron se keh do
ke ab munh chhupaa len
ke ab munh chhupaa len
sitaaron se keh do
ke ab munh chhupaa len
ke ab munh chhupaa len
mere ghar mein ek chaand aaya hua hai
mere ghar mein ek chaand aaya hua hai
chaand aaya hua hai

hai dard e muhabbat kisi ki nishaani
kisi ki nishaani
hai dard e muhabbat kisi ki nishaani
kisi ki nishaani
tabhi isko dil se lagaaya hua hai
tabhi isko dil se lagaaya hua hai
haan lagaaya hua hai


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

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5287 Post No. : 17319

Today’s song is from the ‘1947’ movie ‘Romeo And Juliet’,

It was directed by Akhtar Hussaain for ‘Nargis Art Concern, Bombay’ (home production of actress Nargis).

It had Nargis, Sapru, Anwar Hussain, Sunalini Devi, Nisar, John Cavas, Hameed Murad, Nazir Kashmiri, Violet, Pushpa, Abdul Rasheed, Amanullah and others.

This movie has eight songs in it and it had made its debut on the blog on 12.08.2014 with a song sung by Khayyam Saab and Zohrabai Ambalewali.
The second song from this movie followed immediately in next month and it was posted on 21.09.2014 which was sung by G.M. Durrani.
Thereafter it was a gap of almost three years after which the third song from this movie was posted on 26.07.2017. This song was a solo song sung by Zohrabai Ambalewali.

The fourth song from this movie again took more than three years to appear on the blog, and it was posted on 28.12.2020. This song again was a solo sung by Zohrabai Ambalewali.

The fifth song of this movie was discussed on 08.06.2022. So it was again after a gap of almost one and half year that the fifth song of this movie was posted after its fourth song.

Out of the eight songs of this movie, lyricist for three songs is Manohar Khanna. One song each is written by Majrooh Sultanpuri, Akhtar Shirani, Jigar Moradabadi and Faiz Ahmed Faiz.

Lyricist’s name for one song is not mentioned in HFGK Vol-II (1941-1950). However one of the audio links of this song mentions the lyricist name as Majrooh Sultanpuri for this song. We are going to listen to this song today.

*(In my earlier write-up with the songs of this movie I had mentioned two songs for Majrooh Sultanpuri considering the above link. But today I am correcting myself and leaving it to the knowledgeable readers to throw light on this song and its songs.).

Here is the list of songs of this movie.

S.No. Song Title Lyricist Singer Posted On
01 Mast jawaani aayi mast jawaani aayi Majrooh Sultanpuri Zohrabai Ambalewali 28.12.2020
02 Mausam ye suhaanaa, ahaa ahaa Manohar Khanna Zohrabai Ambalewali 26.07.2017
03 Tumhe sitaaron ne be-akhtiyaar dekha Akhtar Shirani G.M. Durrani 21.09.2014
04 Koyi dil mein samaaya jaaye Manohar Khanna Zohrabai Ambalewali
05 Kisko khabar thi, dil ki ye duniya Manohar Khanna
06 Kya bataayen ishq zaalim Jigar Moradabadi Zohrabai Ambalewali 08.06.2022
07 Wo yaad aa rahen hai, laaye unhe kahaan se *not mentioned in HFGK Vol-II G.M.Durrani Being discussed in this post
08 Donon jahaan teri muhabbat mein haar ke Faiz Ahmed Faiz Khayyam, Zohrabai Ambalewali 12.08.2014

As mentioned above and can be seen from the above table five songs from this movie have been posted on the blog earlier.

Today’s song is the sixth song from this movie. It is sung by G.M. Durrani.

Music is composed by Husnlal Bhagatram.

The lyricist name for this song is yet to be confirmed.

Let us now listen to today’s song.

Audio

Song-Wo yaad aa rahe hain (Romeo And Juliet)(1947) Singer-G M Durrani, Lyrics-Not known, MD-Husnlal Bhagatram

Lyrics

Wo yaad aa rahe hain
Wo yaad aa rahe hain
Laayen unhen ae kahaan se ae
Laayen unhen ae kahaan se
Wo yaad aa rahe hain
Wo yaad aa rahe hain

Aawaaz kisko den ham
Ye dil kise pukaare ae
Gham ki siyaah raatein
Kaise koi guzaare
Baadal se chhaa rahe hain ae
Baadal se chhaa rahe hain
Fariyaad aasmaan se
Fariyaad aasmaan se
Wo yaad aa rahe hain
Wo yaad aa rahe hain
Laayen unhen ae kahaan se ae
Laayen unhen ae kahaan se
Wo yaad aa rahe hain

Keh den ye unse jaa kar
Keh den ye unse jaa kar
Jaayen agar hawaaein ae
Jaayen agar hawaaein
Majboor hain ummeedein ae
Majboor hain ummeedein
Maayoos hain duaaein ae
Maayoos hain duaaein
Sharmaaye jaa rahe hain ae
Sharmaaye jaa rahe hain
Shikwe meri zubaan ke
Shikwe meri zubaan ke
Wo yaad aa rahe hain
Wo yaad aa rahe hain
Laayen unhen ae kahaan se ae
Laayen unhen ae kahaan se ae
Wo yaad aa rahe hain
Wo yaad aa rahe hain


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 :

5264 Post No. : 17270

Today’s song is an interesting Trio from an old film Ghayal-1951.

The cast of the film was Sulochana Chaterjee, Shaikh Mukhtar, Geeta Bali, Jawahar Kaul, Ramsingh, p.Kailash, pesi Patel, Honey O’Brien, Yeshwant Dave, Rewa Shankar Marwadi and many more. There were 7 Lyricists for 11 songs of the film (one of them is a 2 part song). Likewise there were 6 singers. The M.D. was Gyan Dutt. All the singers were well known, except the singer ‘ Bhola’.

Many people think that Bhola was Bhola Shreshtha, the M.D., but it’s not true. This Bhola was Bulo C Rani,M.D. He joined the industry to be a singer. Khemchand Prakash gave him an opportunity to sing in the film Mehmaan-1942. Later, the same year,Gyan Dutt also gave him songs.Bulo C Rani sang 34 songs in 19 films – initial in his own name, and from 1944 onwards as ‘Bhola’, as he had become a Music Director himself by then, from film Moorti-1944.

Bulo C Rani was a Science graduate. In those days of early cinema, most people who joined the film line were less educated and mostly from lower middle class or poor families. Not ALL of course. There were few highly educated actors, directors, MDs etc but their number was much less. Actresses like Renuka Devi, Vanmala, Nalini Tarkhad etc. were graduates. Actors like Ashok kumar and Ranjan were graduates. Artistes like Dewan Sharar, Devika rani and Shakuntala Paranjpye had International experience, they wrote books also. Director Nanubhai Vakil and actor Surendra were BA,LL.B.

Ramchandra Thakur, Producer and Director of film Ghayal-51, was also from Elite and highly educated class. He also wrote articles in magazines – before and after his film career. Ramchandra Thakur was one such scholarly person who was a Postgraduate and a prolific writer on films in English, Hindi and Gujarati, before joining films. Ramchandra Thakur was born in Suver of Sabarkantha district in Gujarat, on 17-12-1908. He moved to Bombay when he was just 9 year old. He pursued his higher education in Bombay and emerged as a scholar of Pali language. When he gave his M.A. final exam, he wanted to become a teacher in a college, if he got First class. If not, he would join the film industry as a director. During his college years he had written many articles on films. He had translated Sound Recordist Minu Katrak’s English works in Hindi and Gujarati.

When he did not get First class, he joined Sagar Movietone, in its Marketing department. After a few months, Baburao Patel took over from him and he became an assistant director to Chimanlal Luhar for the film Dynamite-38. Next, along with Virendra Desai ( Nalini Jaywant’s first husband), he became a co-director of the film The Gramophone Singer-38. His first film, as an independent Director was the Debut film of Snehprabha Pradhan – Civil marriage-40. Then he joined Ranjit Movietone. He directed mythological, Social and Comedy films. Art Director Kanu Desai’s film Geet Govind was directed by him. Thakur directed 20 films. He also wrote the script for the popular film Baiju Bawra-52. He produced 5 films. He directed 2 Gujarati films and wrote stories and screenplays for several Gujarati films.

He was an accomplished writer. He wrote 4 novels – Amrapali, Budhidhan Birbal, Prem Diwani and Urmila. He wrote several satirical commentaries too. He wrote a detailed article on Sagar Movietone and Chimanlal Desai in Gujarati magazine ” Jee”. His last Hindi film as a director was Nawab Sirajuddaula-67, which he had produced also. He died on 31-10-1992.

I do not know about the storyline of the film Ghayal-51. One of my favourite actors – Jawahar Kaul – acted in this film. He was a very handsome fellow and had an unique style of acting. It was his bad luck that he could not prosper or become “A” grade actor, as in his period the competition was severe and there were many better actors operating then.

Jawahar Kaul was born in a Nehru family on the 27th of September in the year 1927 in the place revered as the heaven of India – Srinagar, Kashmir. When Jawahar was six days old, his grandfather’s sister adopted him, and his surname was subsequently changed to Kaul. Kaul did his Intermediate from the Punjab University and then went to the town of Rawalpindi. After spending some time there, he decided to go to Mumbai. His parents were not in favour of it and hence he convinced them that he would complete his graduation from the Pune University. He had a deep attraction for films from an early age and hence wanted to try his luck in the industry. In the 1940s, Dadar had three studios – Ranjit, Shri Sound and Supreme and hence was the epicenter of Indian cinema. Jawahar made Dadar his address.

He was always short on money as his family wasn’t aware of his venture into cinema. He often slept at the studio of Prabha Pictures. Due to his Kashmiri background – his looks, complexion, height were impressive, and he started getting work soon. Jawahar started his career doing minor roles. He used to portray supporting characters in big films. He made his debut while playing actor Kishor Sahu’s younger brother in the 1945’s ‘Veer Kunal’. In this year, he was seen in the role of ‘Humayun Mahawat’ in ‘Ek Din Ka Sultan’ which was made by Sohrab Modi. His first main lead role was in the flick ‘Khidki’ which was made in 1948. He was paired with Rehana for the same.

In Dadar, he became good friends with Radhakishan Mehra. Mehra used to live in the Lallubhai Mansion where Dada Bhagwan and Prabha Shankar Yagnik, ( brother of stunt film actor Navin Yagnik), the production managers of films used to stay too. It wasn’t long when Prabha Shankar and Kaul became good friends and started sharing their apartment. Their trio and friendship became popular in the film circle. Pyarelal Satoshi was friends with Radhakrishnan, and when he became a producer, he cast Kaul in his first movie. Kaul’s debut did average business, but the songs were a hit. Soon Kaul was seen in films like Azadi Ki Raah Par, Apni Chhaya, Kathputli, Pehli Jhalak, Laal Batti, Sahib Biwi Aur Ghulam, etc. He was a legend of the Black and White Cinema. He was a superstar in the films made in the 1960s. Throughout his career, he worked only in a few selected flicks, but he was able to efficiently enrapture the audience’s attention.

Jawahar was never happy about his career- the way it went. He had wanted it to be more successful. Anyway after his last film Zalim-1980, he left acting and joined as a Production Manager with Jwala Pictures of Sandeep Sethi. After two years he became his Secretary for the next 17 years. Meanwhile he produced a film-” Agniputra “, with Mithun Chakravarti. It took a long time to finally release in 2000. Not only was it a flop, it also gave a heavy financial burden on him. However, his only son and producer daughter Shabanam Kapoor repaid everything. He died peacefully in Andheri,Mumbai, on 15-4-2019. Till the end, he looked after his school and college ‘ Children’s welfare Centre’, nearby.

Jawahr Kaul acted in 31 films starting from a small role inGeet Govind-1947. I remember his role in my favourite film Dekh kabira Roya-1957.(Thanks to Beete Hue din Blog).

Like most artistes, the music Directors of the early cinema had a tough time in their later life. Music of their era and style was no longer saleable due to the changing tastes of the people. Newer and younger MDs had a tough competition themselves. Thus these oldies were helpless. Damodar Sharma became assistant to Laxmikant Pyarelal, Madholal Master started his business of making Puppets (His Joker’s puppet was used by Raj kapoor in his film ” Mera Naam Joker”), Vithaldas Panchotiya, Krishnarao Chonkar, Badri prasad, Rewa shankar Marwadi etc. started doing small roles in films to sustain life. B.R.Deodhar opened a Music school.

Rewashankar Marwadi had acted in today’s film Ghayal-1951. I tried very hard to get some information about Rewa Shankar Marwadi, who was an actor, lyricist, singer and also music director in the 1930s and 1940s. However I could not get anything concrete. Anyway I found a note on this multi talented artist of the early era, written by Shri Dhananjay Naniwadekar aka Nani, on the old RMIM forum, some 15 years ago and adapted by me for this article.

Some of Ranjit Movietone’s earliest talkie films had music by Ustad 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 Gyan 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. While it is a pleasant surprise that imdb.com has a page for an obscure name like ‘Rewashankar Marwadi’ at all, it is not surprising
that his filmography has been put together for the site by people who are far from competent at that sort of thing. He acted in 27 films, till 1955, sang 12 songs in 9 films and gave music to 21 films from ‘Veer Babruwahan’ (1934) to ‘Matrubhoomi’ (1949). After 1949 only, he started acting in films.

Rewashankar Marwadi and Gangaprasad Pathak gave music together for Gunsundari- 1934 as well as the film Raat ki Raani-35. Rewashankar Marwadi then made a pucca pair with composer Banne Khan and this pair gave music to 12 films, as a pair. ( Barrister’s wife-35, College girl-35, Qeemati aansoo-35, Noor-e-watan-35, Chalaak chor-36, Raj Ramani-36, Dil ka daaku-36, Sipahi ki sajani-36, Matlabi Duniya-36, Lehri lala-36, Ghazi Diler-36 and Mitti ka putla-37 ). In my opinion, they should be considered the first pair of MDs as well as Trend setters and NOT Husnlal-Bhagatram. Of course the number of films the H-B team did was more ( 52), but that is because after 1935, the speed of making films increased. More films were made in the 40s and the 50s than in the 30s. Moreover many composers left for Pakistan in the late 40s, so more films for less composers were available. Numbers aside, but lack of enough knowledge about the early films and artistes has led to much injustice to the Pioneers, for sure !

Today’s song is a Trio, sung by G M Durrani, Geeta Roy and Meena Kapoor along with Chorus. The song is in 2 parts recorded on one single record-on both sides. HFGK mentions it as 2 separate songs, but today’s song is the combined version running for more than 6 minutes. Durrani’s voice was suitable for soulful songs- like Talat. However personally I feel he was better than Talat, though Talat got more popular songs than him. Durrani acted in 16 films, wrote songs for 1 film (Nazare-49), gave music to 8 films composing 48 songs and sang 305 songs in 168 films.


Song- O Rani Mainavati sun mera sandesh (Ghaayal)(1951) Singer-G.M.Durrani, Geeta Roy, Meena Kapoor, Lyricist- Saraswati Kumar Deepak, MD- Gyan Dutt

Lyrics

madan janak mrug manimay
hararararara daude
manjul vachan vilohit
?? kaaya
ahahahaha
latan tatan mrug manimay
?? sunil ??
??
?? sunil ??
??
?? sunil ??
??

O Rani Mainawati
sun mera sandesh
O raja pyaar kiya
bisra do ye des

Dil ko tod ke chalo jee
mukhda mod ke chalo jee
duniya milne na degi
milne na degi
o duniya milne na degi
milne na degi
dil ko tod ke chalo jee
mukhda mod ke chalo jee
duniya milne na degi
milne na degi

chalo doon khanjar barchha teer
mitaa doon duniya ki tasweer
chalo doon khanjar barchha
chalo doon khanjar barchha teer
mitaa doon duniya ki tasweer
jo apna rasta rokegi
jo apna rasta rokegi
milne na degi
Dil ko tod ke chalo jee
mukhda mod ke chalo jee
duniya milne na degi
milne na degi

dil dhadak dhadak dhadkaiyya leta
lahar lahar lahraiyyaan
dil dhadak dhadak dhadkaiyya leta
lahar lahar lahraiyyaan
sainyya padoon tumhaare painyyaan
sainyya padoon tumhaare painyyaan
padoon tumhaare painyyaan
sainyya padoon tumhaare painyyaan
hamaari chalne na degi
hamaari chalne na degi
milne na degi
Dil ko tod ke chalo jee
mukhda mod ke chalo jee
duniya milne na degi
milne na degi

bhes badal kar naar naweli
chali yaar ke sang
naak kataa kar kahaan jaayegi
?? karoon ??
daiyya o daiyya
o daiyya daiyya daiyya

jaane ki taiyyaariyaan
jaane ki taiyyaariyaan
jaane ki taiyyaariyaan
jaane ki taiyyaariyaan

aao aao kaafilon
aa jaao ??
jaane ki taiyyaariyaan
jaane ki taiyyaariyaan
aao aao kaafilon
aa jaao ??
jaane ki taiyyaariyaan

laal ?? mein chali chhabeeli
Thakur chala ??
laal ?? mein chali chhabeeli
Thakur chala ??

yaar ke tukde kar de chaar
uthha le ?? sardaar
teri ?? hai makkaar
dekh raha kya soorat bhola
?? tera pyaar
?? tera pyaar
dekh raha kya soorat bhola
?? tera pyaar
?? tera pyaar
Dil ko tod ke chalo jee
mukhda mod ke chalo jee
duniya milne na degi
milne na degi

o o paaji raajkumaar
aa aa aa aa aa aa
arre o paaji raajkumaar
meri dulhan ka ??
arre o paaji raajkumaar
meri dulhan ka ??
saamne aa le kar talwaar
saamne aa le kar talwaar
teri gardan doon abhi utaar
teri gardan doon abhi utaar

Thakur chhod de ae
pardesi ko kar le mera haath
Thakur chhod de ae ae
pardesi ko kar le mera haath
duniya hansne na degi
duniya rone na degi
duniya hansne na degi
duniya rone na degi
chain se marne na degi
kisi ko milne na degi
chain se marne na degi
kisi ko milne na degi
Thakur chhod de ae ae
pardesi ko kar le mera haath
Thakur chhod de

o raani
main na ??
aa gaya main aaj
sachcha tera yaar hai
tera Rajkumaar

dekh do tukde hai talwaar
malaniya kar inka singaar
dekh do tukde hai talwaar
malaniya kar inka singaar
mera ghoda sar se taiyyar
basaa lo tum apna sansaar
mera ghoda sar se hai taiyyar
basa lo tum apna sansaar
dekh do tukde hai talwaar
malaniya kar inka singaar

is ghode par baithh ke
jaao donon door
Raja Rani ek hain
?? ??
Siyawar Ramchandra ki jai
Siyawar Ramchandra ki jai
Siyawar Ramchandra ki jai


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Blog Day :

5226 Post No. : 17220

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2012-2022) – Song No. 126
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Ten years back on this date viz on 8 November 2012, six songs from six movies were covered on the blog. Here are the details:-

Blog post number Song Movie (Year) Remarks
6965 Tu jo likhe kismat aisi kaun tujhe bhagwan kahe Laadla(1954) 7 songs covered out of 10 by now
6966 Bahut din huye taaron ke desh mein Anuraadha (1960) Movie YIPPEED by now
6967 Pyaar ka maara hoon Julie Private Secretary (1962) 6 songs covered out of 7 by now
6968 Dulhan ban ke aayi Saaz Aur Aawaaz (1966) Movie YIPPEED by now
6969 Ho keh do keh do tum jo keh do Sachcha Jhootha (1970) Movie YIPPEED by now
6970 Pyaar mein jeena pyaar mein marna Do Ustaad (1982) One song covered out of 5 by now

We can see that three movies (out of six) whose songs were covered on this date ten years ago (8 november 2012) have since been YIPPEED. That leaves us with only two movies that are eligible for Blog Ten Year Challenge today (8 november 2022).

“Laadla”(1954) is one such movie. It was directed by Surya Kumar for Varma Films, Bombay. The movie had Shyama, Karan Dewan, Agha, Raj Mehra, Krishna Kumari, S.Nazir, Dar Kashmiri, Dev Kishan,Parvati, Maruti etc with Guest appearance by Sundar.

“Laadla”(1954) had ten songs in it. seven of these songs have been covered so far.

Here is the eighth song from “Laadla”(1954). It is sung by G M Durrani. Balkrishna Mauj is the lyricist. Music is composed by Vinod.

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

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

Audio link:

song-Paisa sabki jaan hai (Laadla)(1954) Singer-G M Durrani, Lyrics-Balkrishna Mauj, MD-Vinod

Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra)

paisa sabki jaan hai ae
paisey mein bhagwaan hai
hho o paisa sabki jaan hai ae
paisey mein bhagwaan hai
paisaa hai to sab kuchch hai
paisaa hai to sab kuchch hai
jo naheen to phir shamshaan hai
hoyye paisaa sab ki jaan hai ae ae
paisey mein bhagwaan hai

gar chaaho to tum maal bachaanaa
seedhey iss store pe aanaa
gar chaaho tum maal bachaanaaa
seedhey iss store pe aanaa
haan aaa aan aaaa aaan
aath aaney mein wahee milega
duniyaa jiskaa le dus aanaaa aan
aath aaney mein wahee milegaa
duniyaa jiskaa le dus aanaaa aa
jamaa karo oo o
kuchch maal bachaao o
arrey kuchch jamaa karo
kuchch maal bachaao
gur kitnaa aasaan hai
hoyye paisaa sabki jaan hai ae
paisey mein bhagwaan hai

kapdaa ley lo
teri saun lattaa ley lo
kapdaa le lo
teri saun lattaa ley lo
duniyaa bhar se sastaa ley lo
duniyaa bhar se sastaa ley lo
bibi jee ki bindi ley lo
baabaa ji ka bastaa ley lo
bibi jee ki bindi ley lo
baabaa ji kaa bastaa ley lo
tere mere mere tere
tyere myere myere tyere
ghar kaa sab saamaan hai
ghar kaa sab saamaan hai
hoyye paisaa sabki jaan hai ae ae
paisey mein Bhagwaan hai ae

teri meri marzi bhi hai
hoyye teri meri meri teri
teri meri marzee bhi hai
aur phir dil ki pyaas hai
aur phir dil ki pyaas hai
Lailaa jee ki bhaawaj bhee hai
Lailaa jee ki bhaawaj bhee hai
Majnoo ji ki saas hai
tere mere mere tere
tere merey aey ae ae
ghar kaa sab saamaan hai ae
ghar kaa sab saamaan hai
hoyye paisaa sabki jaan hai aey
paisey mein bhagwaan hai
paisaa hai to sab kuchch hai
paisaa hai to sab kuchch hai
jo naheen to phir shamshaan hai
paisaa sabki jaan hai aey ae
paisey mein bhagwaan hai ae


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Blog Day :

5202 Post No. : 17186

Today’s song is from the film Hip Hip Hurray-1948.

How many of us really know what ” Hip Hip Hurray ” means in reality ? I am sure all of us have used this slogan several times during our school and college days, whenever we were celebrating a victory of our team over the rivals or someone had earned a coveted Reward or an Honour from the authorities. I have used it many times myself, as a victory slogan etc. That was not an age when we cared for the dictionary meaning of popular words or phrases like this one. The colloquial meaning was sufficient for us.

Out of curiosity, I checked a few English dictionaries like the Oxford and the Concise Cambridge dictionary. I found that ” HHH ‘ is a cheer slogan called out to express congratulations towards someone or something. It also denoted appreciation and approval of a victory. ” So much for the meaning of this phrase !

I could not find the story of this film, despite my efforts. There was another film made in 1984 with the same title. That film was based on an Inter-Collegiate Football competition, with a background of a love story of Raj Kiran and Dipti Naval. Then there was also a TV serial, with the same title. It ran from 21-8-1998 to 25-5-2001, with 80 episodes, followed by its second season with 45 episodes , after 15 years.

Anyway, the film Hip Hip Hurray-1948 was produced by Navin Yagnik and Hari Kashmiri, for the banner ‘ Kashmir Films’. The film was directed by Arvind Sen. He had earlier acted in 2 films-Doctor-1940 and Devdasi-1945. Hip Hip Hurray -1948 was his Debut film as a director and he went on to direct another 10 films till Nasihat (1986). His 2 films Muqaddar-(1950) and Kafila-(1952) became successful. They had excellent music also.

The film’s Music Director was Pt. Hanuman Prasad. The name Hanuman Prasad paints a picture of a Pehelwan playing kushti in an akhaada. Guru Hanuman and his akhaada in North India were quite famous. In the late 50s and 60s,there were many Wrestling Championships played in India. Many Pehelwans from other countries also came here to participate. Through these bouts the name of Dara Singh became very famous and later he appeared in Hindi films. The name Hanuman rekindles memories of that era.

However, one would be reasonably surprised if I tell that Pt. Hanuman Prasad ( Sharma/Triloki) was a well known Hindi Film Music Director in the 40s and 50s. Hanuman Prasad was a complete musical package, in the sense that he composed, wrote lyrics ( Gaali, Jasoos, Saudagar and Rasilee) and sung a song also in film( Rasili)-as Sharma. He even directed the film Rasilee-46. Geeta Dutt fans will remember him as the one who discovered her and gave her the first break in Playback singing in Hindi films in 1946.

There were 2 lyricists for 9 songs (actually 11 songs). The 9th song had 3 parts on 2 different records. It was sung by different singers). However, HFGK failed to credit every song with its lyricist’s name. The cast of the film was Balwant Singh, Navin Yagnik, Nirupa Roy, Mangala, Prabhu Dayal, Kumkum, Gulab etc. and a battery of comedians like Dikshit, Bhudo Advani, Radha Kishen and Gope.

Balwant Singh was an actor and a singer. He had no song in this film and from the film ‘Apni chhaya’-1950, with Mohd. Rafi giving him the playback, his singing came to a close.

BALWANT SINGH was born in Pandoga village of Hoshiarpur on 9-12-1918 in a Jahagirdar’s family. He was quite rich. After a training from Pt. Bhishmadev in classical music, he came to Bombay and joined Bombay Talkies at the age of 18 years. He first gave Playback in Jeevan Prabhat-37.In Nirmala-38 he acted and also sang a song. Then came Durga-39 where also he acted and sang. V. Shantaram cast him in Padosi-41 and his songs in this film were hits.

He was Hero in Darpan (1941),Swapna (1942),Malan (1943),Naukar (1943),Paraya Dhan (1943), Ashirwaad (1943), Collegian (1944), Dr.Kumar (1944), Bhanwar (1947,Hip hip Hurray (1948) and Apni Chhaya-(1950) etc. As a hero he sang less songs. His songs with Shanta Hublikar (Malan) and Parul Ghosh and Khan Mastana (Bhanwar) were very popular. He also acted in Nirmala, Vachan and Kangan.

In all, he acted in 18 films, sang 20 songs in 10 films and also wrote 6 songs in the film Sumitra-1949.

He married a girl from the royal family of Palanpur, Gujarat. After leaving films, he worked in All India Radio for 4 years. Then he settled in Ahmedabad, directing Dramas and Teaching music. Finally, he shifted to Ludhiana where, after a long illness, he died on 4-12-1985.

When Balwant Singh worked for A.I.R., it was claimed that he was responsible for the making of the famous morning Signature Tune of the A.I.R., and despite all presentations to several authorities, he was not given the credit for this. His son also claimed this in his interview given to our friend Shishir Krishna Sharma, for his Blog ” Beete hue din”. When I read his interview on the Blog and the You Tube, I wrote to Sharma ji, pointing out to him that this tune was made by the German refugee in India- Walter Kaufmann and NOT Balwant Singh. My E Mail dated 21-4-2021, to him is given here….

Dear Sharma ji,

I visited YouTube and heard your presentation.
I have also read what is written in your post about Balwant Singh on your Blog.
I would like to bring to your notice that it seems this Signature Tune of A.I.R. was NOT made by Balwant Singh,
but by one Walter Kaufmann, when he worked for All India Radio from 1934 to 1946.
There is a book ” THE MUSIC THAT STILL RINGS AT DAWN, EVERY DAWN”
Walter Kauffmann in India, 1934 – 1946
Author – Amrit Gangar
Published by Goethe Institut, Max Mueller Bhavan, Mumbai. 2013

Chapter 3 in this book is THE ALL INDIA RADIO, on page 36.

In this chapter it has been given in detail, with proofs in terms of several letters etc about the signature tune made by him for A.I.R.
There is an interview of the son of Dinkar Amembel, station Director, Bombay AIR, who says that Dinkar had played the Tanpura and
Mehli Mehta played the Violin.

I have this book, gifted to me by the author.

When you come back to Mumbai, you can visit me and see the book entries yourself.
I am fully convinced that the tune was done by Walter Kaufmann only.
It is possible that that is the reason why Balwant Singh’s claim was not entertained ever !

However, for whatever reasons, the said point was neither removed from his Blog nor the YouTube presentation.

Today’s song is sung by 4 singers namely, Geeta Roy, Zohrabai Amabalawali, G.M. Durani and Shamshad Begum. It is a good song. Enjoy….


Song- Jawaani hum guzaaren tumhaare aasre (Hip Hip Hurray)(1948) Singers- G.M.Durrani, Geeta Roy, Zohrabai Ambalabai, Shamshad Begum, Lyricist- Not known, MD- Pt. Hanuman Prasad

Lyrics

hahahahahaha
hahaha
hmmhm hm hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hm hmm hmm hmm
jawaani hum guzaaren
guzaaren
jawaani hum guzaare
tumhaare aasre
hum tumhare aasre
tumhaare aasre
hum tumhare aasre

jabse hua hai milan
mera man hai magan
mujhko chhod akeli
kahin jaao na sajan
o kahin jaao na sajan
main to teri nazar se
rahoon saath saath re
poori hogi aas re
aao jawaani hum guzaare guzaare
guzaare
tumhaare aasre
hum tumhare aasre
tumhaare aasre
hum tumhare aasre

?? sapnon ??
??
ise looto na raani
tum door se mere jiya mein chubh ??
aao ?? re
aaja paas paas re
poori hogi aas re
aao jawaani hum guzaaren
guzaaren
tumhaare aasre
hum tumhaare aasre
tumhaare aasre
hum tumhaare aasre

tum aayi to le aayi
ummeedon ka savera
hansi khushi ki har ek shaam
aur pyaar ka basera
tere rain basere mein
kaatenge ?? re
kaatenge ?? re
hum rachenge raas re
hum rachenge raas re
aao jawaani hum guzaaren
guzaaren
tumhaare aasre
hum tumhaare aasre
tumhaare aasre
hum tumhaare aasre

?? hai
muhabbat zindagi mein museebat ka ?? hai
pyaar karo to bahaar chhaye
ho jaaye ?? baat re
?? baat re
hum rachenge raas re
poori hogi aas re
aao jawaani hum guzaaren
guzaaren
tumhaare aasre
hum tumhaare aasre
tumhaare aasre
hum tumhaare aasre
jawaani hum guzaaren
guzaaren
jawaani hum guzaaren
tumhaare aasre
hum tumhaare aasre
tumhaare aasre
hum tumhaare aasre


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Blog Day :

5191 Post No. : 17170

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2012-2022) – Song No. 105
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Ten years back on this date viz on 4th October 2012, six songs from six different movies were covered on the blog. Here are the details:-

Blog post number Song Movie (Year) Remarks
6783 Ae zindagi ke raahi himmat na haar jaana Bahaar (1951) Movie YIPPEED by now
6784 Dil ki dhadkan pe gaa umr bhar muskuraa Lakeeren(1954) 6 songs covered out of 11 by now
6785 Maine jo lee angdaayee dheere se muskaayee Jaagte Raho(1956) Movie YIPPEED by now
6786 Aa ra ra ra ra ra main to giri re Post Box 999 Movie YIPPEED by now
6787 Dukh jo diye hain duniya ne Naach Ghar(1959) Movie YIPPEED by now
6788 Kayee din se mujhe koi sapnon mein aawaaz deta hai Ankhiyon Ke Jharokhon Se(1978) Movie YIPPEED by now

One can see that five movies (out of six) whose songs were covered on this date ten years ago (4 october 2012). That leaves us with just one movie which is eligible for Blog Ten Year Challenge today (4 october 2022).

The movie eligible for Blog Ten Year Challenge is “Lakeeren”(1954). The movie was produced and directed by Harbans for Susheel Pictures, Bombay. The movie had Nalini Jaywant, Ashok Kumar, Sulochana Chatterjee, Kamal, Pran, Tiwari, Durga Khote,Amir Banoo etc in it.

“Lakeeren”(1954) had 11 songs in it. Six of these songs have been covered so far.

Here is the seventh song from “Lakeeren”(1954) to appear in the blog. HFGK mentions this song as sung by Geeta Dutt and anya swar (another voice). This male voice that sings the first few lines is clearly G M Durrani’s voice.

Shewan Rizvi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Hafeez Khan.

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

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

audio link:

Song-Aabaad jahaan barbaad kiyaa (Lakeeren)(1954) Singers-G M Durrani, Geeta Dutt, Lyrics-Shewan Rizvi, MD-Hafeez Khan

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

aei maalik-e-duniyaa aa
ye teraa kaun saa dastoor hai
pyaar mein dekhaa aaa jisey
majboor hee majboor hai ae ae ae
aey ae ae ae ae

meree taqdeer ne (aey ae ae ae ae)
gham se ae ae ae badal dee
har khushee eee meree ee ee
ke aansoo dey ae ae ke mujhse
chheen lee hai ae ae ae ae
zindagi meri

aabaad jahaan barbaad kiyaa
armaan bharaa dil tod diyaa aaa aaa
tod diyaa
is pyaar ki dushman duniyaa ne
haayye mujhko tadpataa chhod diyaa aa aaa
chhod diyaa
is pyaar ki dushman duniyaa ne
haayye mujhko tadpataa chhod diyaa aa aa
chhod diyaa
aabaad jahaan barbaad kiyaa
armaan bharaa dil tod diyaa aa aa
tod diyaa

ummeed ka taaraa aa jab chamkaa
nazdeek kinaara jab aayaa
taqdeer ne badh kar rok liyaa
aur laa ke bhanwar mein chhod diyaa aaa aaa
chhod diyaa
aabaad jahaan barbaad kiyaa
armaan bharaa dil tod diyaa aa aa
tod diyaa

ae baag-e-jahaan ke ae maali bataa
is phooley phaley gulshan ke tere
kis phool ko maine todaa thhaa
jo tooney meraa dil tod diyaa aaa aa
tod diya
aabaad jahaan barbaad kiyaa
armaan bharaa dil tod diyaa aa aa
tod diyaa


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Blog Day :

5173 Post No. : 17144

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2012-2022) – Song No. 92
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This date ten years ago (viz 16 September 2012) saw seven songs from seven different movies getting covered in the blog.

Here are the details:-

Blog post number Song Movie (Year) Remarks
6646 Kitaab e dard mein likha mere gham ka fasaana hai Sultaana(1934) 2 songs covered out of 13 by now
6647 Sapnon mein aane waale Ham Ek Hain (1946) Movie YIPPEED by now
6648 Duniya ne teri duniya waale Deedaar (1951) Movie YIPPEED by now
6649 Dil yoon yoon karta hai Heer Ranjha (1948) 5 songs covered out of 11 by now
6650 Kitni jawaan hai raat koi yaad aa gaya Aazaad (1955) Movie YIPPEED by now
6651 Saathi tere naam ek din jeewan kar jaayenge Ustaadi Ustaad Se(1981) One song covered out of 6
6652 Chaand sifaarish jo karta hamaari Fanaa(2006) 3 songs covered out of 5 by now

One can see that three movies (out of 7) whose songs were covered on this date ten years ago have since been YIPPEED. That leaves us with four movies that are eligible for Blog Ten Year CHallenge today (16 September 2022).

“Heer Ranjha”(1948) is an eligible movie for Blog Ten Year Challenge today.

“Heer Ranjha”(1948) was produced and directed by Wali Sahab for Punjab Film Corporation. The movie had Mumtaz Shanti, Ghulam Mohammad (actor), Gulab, Roop Kamal, Majnu, Ramlal, Gulnar, Malik Amin, Aziz, Minaayi, Neeladevi, Aziz Kashmiri, Nauratavi etc in it.

“Heer Ranjha”(1948) had 11 songs in it. Five songs have been covered by now.

Here is the sixth song from the movie to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Geeta Dutt and G M Durrani. Wali Sahab is the lyricist. Music is composed by Aziz Khan.

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

audio link:

Song-Qafas ki qaid mein (Heer Ranjha)(1948) Singers-Geeta Dutt, G M Durrani, Lyrics-Wali Khan, MD-Aziz Khan
Both

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

Qafas ki qaid mein aen
qafas ki qaid mein
hamko o hai yaad-e-aashiyaan baaqi
hai yaad-e-aashiyaan baaqi
abhi hai aansuon mein
muskuraane ke nishaan baaqi
qafas ki qaid mein aen

tumhaara kaarwaan aan
manzil pe jaa pahunchaa
khudaa haafiz
manzil pe jaa pahunchaa khudaa haafiz
tumhara kaarwaan aan aan
manzil pe jaa pahunchaa
khudaa haafiz
jaa pahunchaa khudaa haafiz
tumhaarey bhi ee ee ee
tumhaarey bhi lipatney ko
hai gard-e-kaarwaan baaqi
hai gard-e-kaarwaan baaqi
qafas ki qaid mein aen

jinhein jalnaa hai woh o
jal jal ke bujhte
aur bhi jalte hain
to bujhney par bhi jalte hain
jinhein jalnaa hai woh o o
jal jalke bujhte
aur bhi jalthe hain
to bujhney par bhi jalte hain
ke shammaa bujh chuki hai
ke shammaa bujh chuki hai
aur hai uska dhuaan baaqi
aur hai uskaa dhuaan baaqi
qafas ki qaid mein aen

pahunchne ko pahunch
jaaoonga manzil par
magar us din
pahunch jaaoongaa par us din
ke manzil hogi manzil par r r r r r
ke manzil hogi manzil par
na manzil ka nishaan baaqi
na manzil ka nishaan baaqi

qafas ki qaid mein
hamko o hai yaad-e-aashiyaan baaqi
hai yaad-e-aashiyaan baaqi


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Blog Day :

5164 Post No. : 17129

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2012-2022) – Song No. 88
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This date ten years ago (viz 7 September 2012) saw four songs from four different movies getting covered in the blog.

Here are the details:-

Blog post number Song Movie (Year) Remarks
6601 Prem nagar mein basne waalon Barsaat (1949) Movie YIPPEED by now
6602 Na ummeed hoke bhi duniya mein jiye jaate hain Sangeeta(1950) Movie YIPPEED by now
6603 Aao baitho baat suno Maang(1950) 5 songs covered out of 10 so far
6604 Ham rang rangeeli joban ban ki titliyaan Paighaam(1959) Movie YIPPEED by now

It can be seen that three movies (out of four) whose songs were covered on this date ten years ago, have since been YIPPEED. That leaves us with only one movie that is eligible for Blog Ten YEar Challenge today (7 September 2022).

That movie is “Maang”(1950).

“Maang”(1950) was directed by Saghir Usmani for New light Films, Bombay. The movie had Ramola, Wasti, Amar, Pritma ,Malhotra, Leela Pande,Zia, Basu, Shanti Madhok, Hemlata, Mubarak, Sharif, Syed Jan etc in it.

“Maang”(1950) had ten songs in it. Five songs have been covered in the blog so far.

Here is the sixth song from “Maang”(1950) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by G M Durrani. Sagar Badayuni is the lyricist. Music is composed by Ghulam Mohammad.

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

Lyrics of the song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

Audio link:

Song-Main kisko sunaaoon gham ki kahaani (Maang)(1950) Singer-G M Durrani, Lyrics-Sagar Badayuni, MD-Ghulam Mohammad

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

main kisko sunaaoon
gham ki kahaani ee ee
main kisko sunaaoon
gham ki kahaanee ee ee ee
saarey sahaarey chhoot gaye ae
chhoot gaye
ab haayye muqaddar kaisaa sitam hai ae ae
ab haayye muqaddar kaisaa sitam hai aey ae aey ae
saathi hamaarey chhoot gaye aey ae
chhoot gaye
ab kisko sunaaoon gham ki kahaani

afsos ke gham ki duniyaa mein ae ae
aansoon bhi hamaarey ho na sakey aey ae
ho na sakey
taaron ki tarhaa palkon pe mere ae
taaron ki tarhaa palkon pe mere ae ae ae
chamkey kaanpey aur toot gaye aey ae ae
toot gaye
ab kis ko sunaaoon gham ki kahaani

ae dard-e-mohabbat
tu hi bataa aa aa aa
kis tarhaa chaley
ab manzil tak
manzil tak
hum jin ka sahaaraa le le kar
hum jinn ka sahaara ley le kar r r r
chalte thhe
wo chhaaley phoot gaye aey ae
phoot gaye
ab kis ko sunaaoon gham ki kahaani ee

kis tarhaa bahaarein raas aate
qismat ko hi jab manzoor na thaa
manzoor na tha
kuchch gham ki hawaa ke jhonkey chaley ae ae
kuchch gham ki hawaa ke jhonkey chaley aey ae aey ae ae
dil ki bahaarein loot gaye aey ae ae
loot gaye
ab kis ko sunaaoon gham ki kahaani


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Blog Day :

4982 Post No. : 16865

Today’s song is from the film Gul E Bakawali-1956.

Wild and fertile imagination has been a tool of entertaining mankind from ancient times. Today, old people tell tales to youngsters like they were told by their grandparents and so on. This has been going on and in the process, many creative authors chipped in their ‘ Two Cents ” to those existing stories enriching them further. Thus the child in the Adult man has always been provided fodder for his satiation for Romance and Thrill.

Arabian Nights has been one such book. Generations after generations have enjoyed the exploits of Allauddin, Alibaba and Sindbabd. Gul E Bakavali or the Magic flower of the plant Bakavali is also one of these stories. Needless to say that the filmmakers from the Silent era to the Talkie era have used this story in their films.

Gul E Bakavali-1924 was the first silent film on this story. And the first story in Talkie films was made in 1932. Let us see the History of these films….

GUL-E-BAKAVALI or the magic flower of the Bakavali Tree is supposed to do many things which are unimaginable. Gul-e-Bakawali is a popular medieval romance in many versions. The seventeenth-century poet Nawazish Khan was perhaps the first to write a Bangla version of Gule Bakawali, a story in verse about the love of Prince Taj ul mulk for the fairy Bakawali. The Sprinter catalogue records an Urdu Gule Bakawali written in verse in 1625. In 1722, Sheikh Izzatullah, a Bengali, wrote a prose version, Taj ul mulk Gule Bakawali, in persian. It is not known on which version Nawazish Khan based his poem.

There were several variant versions of Gule Bakawali, such as the poetic versions by Muhammad Mukim (1760–70), Muhammad Ali, Munsi Ebadat Ali (1840), Umacharan Mitra (1834), and Abdus Shakur, and the prose version by Bijaynath Mukhopadhyaya (1904). Kedarnath Gangopadhyaya wrote a play based on the story in 1978. Ebadat Ali’s Gule Bakawali is a dobhasi puthi.

The story was also popular in Urdu. Thus, at the beginning of the nineteenth century, Munshi Nehalchand Lahori wrote a prose version titled Mazhabe Ishq (1803), and Dayashankar Nasim wrote a masnavi (poem) called Gulzare Nasim (1835).

* Gul-e-Bakavali was the first picture with the same subject as Silent film in 1924 directed by Kanjibhai Rathod and produced by Kohinoor flms. It starred Jamna, Khalil, Fatma Begum, Noor Mohamed, Sabita Devi, Sultana, Usha Rani and Zubeida.

* The story was made as Silent film again in 1930 (Starring Vishnu, Gulab .. Dir Mohanlal Shah)

* Gul-e-Bakavali was made into Hindi films five times in 1932 ( starring Ashraf Khan, Zaibunnisa.. Dir Anand Prasad Kapoor), 1947 ( Starring Feroz Dastur, Menaka, Rabab, Sanober..Dir Rustom Modi), 1956 ( starring MG Ramachandran,Varalaxmi, Rajkumari…Dir Ramanna TR), 1963( starring Jairaj, Nishi.. Dir Jugal Kishore) and 1982( starring Feroz Khan , Amjad Khan … Dir Ravi (Kant Nagaich )..

* The story was pictured earlier in Telugu in 1938 with title Gulebakavali directed by Kallakoori Sadasivaravu and starring B. Jayamma. and again pictured as Gulebakavali Katha in 1962 (starring NT Ramarao , Jamuna, Nagaratnam .. Dir Kamalakara Kameshwara Rao)

* There are two Tamil versions, one from mid 30’s by Soundararajan (Tamilnadu Talkies fame!) and another version in 1955 , directed and produced by T. R. Ramanna and starring M. G. Ramachandran, T.R. Rajakumari and G. Varalakshmi…

The earlier Punjabi version was released in 1938 (*Baby Noorjehan , Ajmal , M Isamil … Dir Barkat Mehra) …

In Pakistan the story was pictured in 1961 (Ilyas Kashmiri, Jamila Razzaq .. Dir Munshi Dil .. MD.. Safdar Hussain ).

Today’s film was a Tamil film dubbed in Hindi. The film was made by Madras Cine Corporation and was marketed by R.R. pictures, Madras. The director was Ramanna and the MD was Gyan Datt. The cast of the film was T R Rajkumari, M G Ramchandran, Tangavalan, Raja Sulochana, G Varalakshmi, Chandrababu and others. 8 Songs of the film were written by P L Santoshi (7) and Indivar (1).

M G Ramchandran, N T Rama Rao, Gemini Ganesan, Shivaji Ganesan and many well known Southern Heroes wanted to act in Hindi films, but their problem was Language. Thus most of their Films in Hindi are dubbed films, though Gemini Ganesan made some Hindi film appearances in person. The score for others in Hindi is MGR (11 films), NTR (23 films), Gemini Ganesan (24 films), and Shivaji Ganesan (19 films). (The famous Kannada Hero Dr. Rajkumar did not work at all in any Hindi film.) Same is the case with South Heroines. Let us see about T R Rajkumari.

T.R.Rajkumari was an addition to the already present Rajkumaris in Hindi films. Thank God she did not sing, only acted, that too only in films made in South or by south producers. The other Rajkumaris were Rajkumari Dubey Banaraswali, Rajkumari Calcuttewali and Rajkumari Shukla.

Thanjavur Radhakrishnan Rajayee (May 05, 1922 – September 20, 1999), popularly known by her screen name T. R. Rajakumari, was a film actress, Carnatic singer and dancer. She has been called the first “dream girl” of Tamil cinema. Later she turned as a producer along with her brother under the banner “R. R. Pictures”. She had an active career in the period between 1936 and 1963.

Rajkumari was born on 05 May 1922 in Thanjavur, Madras Presidency, now in Tamilnadu, in a family of carnatic musicians. Both her mother and her grandmother wanted her to become a singer and trained her in Carnatic music.

Rajkumari made her film debut in Kumara Kulothungan which was produced in 1938 – 39 but was released in 1941 after Kacha Devayani. In the initial ads her name appeared as T. R. Rajayee but later in the film she was credited as T. R. Rajkumari. In 1944, Rajakumari starred in the record-breaking film Haridas alongside M. K. Thyagaraja Bhagavathar and gained recognition for her glamorous portrayal.

She acted in few Hindi movies during 1948 to 1958. Her first Hindi film was Chandralekha with Ranjan.She worked in Chandralekha-48, Jeevan Tara-51, Manohar-54, Rajkumari-55, Gul e bakavali-56 ( produced by her company) and finally in Suhag-58.

Rajakumari died on September 20, 1999 after a prolonged illness.

Then there was Raja Sulochana in this film, who did 14 Hindi films. Chittajallu Rajeevalochana (15 August 1935 – 5 March 2013), better known as Rajasulochana, was a classical dancer and actress. She has acted in more than 300 Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam and Hindi language films.
She was born on 15 August 1935 in Bezawada (now Vijayawada), in Andhra Pradesh. Her father, Pilliarchetty Bhakthavatsalam Naidu worked in Indian Railways and was transferred to Madras as PA to the General Manager of M&SM Railway. At school, her name was recorded in error as Rajasulochana.
She learned Indian classical dance from Lalithamma, K. N. Dhandayuthapani Pillai, Acharyulu and Vempati Chinna Satyam, Krishnakumar, Vishnu Vysarkar, and Kalamandalam Madhavan.

The Kannada stage and screen maestro H. L. N. Simha gave her an acting opportunity in Gunasagari (Kannada, 1953), produced by Gubbi Veeranna. Subsequently, she acted in about 274 films in all South Indian languages. She acted with all the leading stars of South Indian cinema such as M. G. Ramachandran, Sivaji Ganesan, N. T. Rama Rao, Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Rajkumar, S. S. Rajendran, Prem Nazir, A. P. Nagarajan and M. N. Nambiar.

Rajasulochana was a special friend of the boss A.V.Meiyappan and he was trying to push her in Hindi films.It was rumoured that due to this only,a song and dance item was thrust in Chori Chori,even if it did look like a patch,having no connection to the picture story in any manner !(tum arabon ka herfer karnewale…)

Rajasulochana was a good dancer/actress and acted in some 80 odd Telugu,Kannada and Tamil movies. She acted/danced in few Hindi movies like, Aayi phirse Bahar, Alladin ka chirag, Naya aadami, Sitaron Se aage etc.

She founded the dance school “Pushpanjali Nritya Kala Kendram” in 1961 in Chennai. It has trained many students in Indian classical dance forms and celebrated its Silver Jubilee in 1986. She gave many dance performances in India and abroad and got critical acclaim for the dance dramas.

She had a son out of her first marriage and after it ended in a divorce, she married actor-director C. S. Rao and had twin daughters. One daughter lives in Chennai. The other twin daughter and son live in Chicago, Illinois.

Rajasulochana died in Chennai on 5 March 2013 at the age of 77. Condoling her death, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa said the actress had left an imprint for herself in the film industry. She was engaged in creating artistes in her dance school “Pushpanjali Nrithya Kala Kendram” here, Jayalalithaa said.

Today’s song is a duet of P.Susheela and G M Durrani.


Song- Bade tum veer sahi baat badi mat karna (Gul e Bakaawli)(1956) Singers-P Susheela, G M Durrani, Lyrics-P L Santoshi, MD-Gyan Dutt

Lyrics

Bade tum veer sahi
baat badi mat karna
Bade tum veer sahi
baat badi mat karna
nahin jeet mujhe paayega
teer kitne hi koi chalaaye
nahin jeet mujhe paayega
teer kitne hi koi chalaaye ae
Bade tum veer sahi
baat badi mat karna

o abhimaanin naari
kaisi kismat lalkaari
o abhimaanin naari
kaisi kismat lalkaari
is jag mein yoon maharaj
?? mera dam bharte hain
is jag main yoon maharaj
?? mera dam bharte hain
jo ho tumhaare
use ?? karte hain
jo ho tumhaare
use ?? karte hain

achcha jee ye kahiye
ab ?? kya chaahiye
achcha jee ye kahiye
ab ?? kya chaahiye
mujhe to pau baarah padte hi
jay paaun
mujhe to pau baarah padte hi
jay paaun

ye lo jee pau baarah
?? kaise pade
ye lo jee pau baarah
?? kaise pade

man pe hogi jeet
man pe hogi haar
yoon na bekaar mere sarkaar
man ko kariye beqaraar
man pe hogi jeet
man pe hogi haar
yoon na bekaar mere sarkaar
man ko kariye beqaraar

man se lubhaake
kya ??
adhikaar man pe paay gaya
dil ko waar ke
dil mein kisi ke
kariye pahle ye akhtiyaar
man se lubhaake
kya ??
adhikaar man pe paay gaya
dil ko waar ke
dil mein kisi ke
kariye pahle ye akhtiyaar
bekaar mere sarkaar
man ko kariye beqaraar


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