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

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4803 Post No. : 16570

‘Chunariya’ (1948) was produced under the banner of Kuldeep Pictures of Lahore-based Kuldeep Sehgal which was his first film in Mumbai after partition. The film was directed by Ravindra Dave. The story, dialogues, screen-play and lyrics were written by Mulk Raj Bhakri. The production controller was his brother, Lekh Raj Bhakri. The star cast included Manorama and Wasti in the lead role with Randhir, Pran, Sophia, Cuckoo, Narbada Shankar, Mehdi Raza, Chand Burque, Baij Sharma etc in subsidiary roles.

It is interesting to note as to how the box office success of ‘Chunariya’ (1948) helped the career revival of some of the displaced persons from the Lahore film industry. Most of them had shifted to Mumbai after partition in 1947 almost penniless. Although the film was produced by Kuldeep Sehgal, according to character actor Janaki Das, it was Mulk Raj Bhakri along with his brother, Lekh Raj Bhakri who organized the actors and the crew, mostly among the displaced from Lahore film industry. Later, both Bhakri brothers floated their own film production companies and became producers/director.

The film’s director, Ravindra Dave was also a displaced person from Lahore film industry who came to Mumbai along with his brother Ramnarayan Dave and their maternal uncle, Dalsukh Pancholi. ‘Chunariya’ (1948) was his first directorial film in Mumbai. Ravindra Dave also floated his own film production company and became the producer-director of Hindi and Gujarati films. The acting career of Manorama and Pran, both from Lahore, took off in Mumbai from the success of ‘Chunariya’ (1948).

Music Director, Hansraj Bahl who started his career as the music director in Mumbai with ‘Pujaari’ (1946), was on the downhill after the continuous failures of about half-a-dozen films. He bounced back with good compositions of the songs for ‘Chunariya’ (1948) some of which became popular. Although, Geeta Dutt was the main female playback singer for the film, it was Lata Mangeshkar’ song, dil-e-naashaad ko jeene ki hasrat ho gayi tumse which became very popular. Similary, Mohammed Rafi’s song, sab kuchh lutaaya hamne aakar teri gali mein also became very popular.

‘Chunariya’ (1948) has the distinction of becoming a film in which Asha Bhosle sang her first song in Hindi film, ‘saawan aaya re saawan aaya jaage more bhaag’ along with Geeta Dutt and Zohrabai Ambalewaali in this film. However, according to Raju Bharatan who wrote Asha Bhosle’s musical biography, Asha Bhosle sang her first Hindi film song, ‘gareebon ke data gareebon ke waali’ in ‘Andhon Ki Duniya (1947) along with Zohrabai Ambalewaali. Unfortunately, as of now, both the songs are not available on any of the video sharing platforms. There may be some story as to why many on-line articles on Asha Bhosle consider the song in ‘Chunariya’ (1948) being her first Hindi film song rather than her song from ‘Andhon Ki Duniya’ (1947).

‘Chunariya’ (1948) had 10 songs – all written by Mulk Raj Bhakri of which 8 songs have already been covered on the Blog. The remaining two songs were not available on video sharing platforms for quite some time. Very recently, I am able to get mp3 clip of one of the two ‘missing’ songs which I have uploaded on a video sharing platform.

I am presenting the 9th song, ‘daaman se bandh gayi choli re, meri sakhi paraayi ho li re’ which is rendered by Geeta Dutt and chorus. From the wordings of the lyrics, it is apparent that it is a ‘Bidaai Song’ sung by bride’s friends.

Audio Clip:

Song-Daaman se bandh gayi choli re (Chunariya)(1948) Singer-Geeta Dutt, Lyrics-Mulkraj Bhakri, MD-Hansraj Bahl
Chorus

Lyrics

daaman se bandh gayi choli re
choli re daaman se
ho daaman se bandh gayi choli re
daaman se bandh gayi choli re..ae
choli re daaman se
ho daaman se bandh gayi choli re

em>mori sakhi paraayi ho li re..ae
ho li re daaman se
ho daaman se bandh gayi choli re

baabul kaa ghar chhod sakhi
kar pi kaa ghar aabaad
hoooooooo
piya prem mein kho na jaana
hamein bhi rakhna yaad
man har lenaa
saanwariya kaa
aa aa aa aa aaa
bol ke meethhi boli re..ae
boli re daaman se
ho daaman se bandh gayi choli re
daaman se bandh gayi choli re..ae
choli re daaman se
ho daaman se bandh gayi choli re

pi charanan mein baith sakhi
tum swarg ka sukh nit paana
ho ooo oo
unki charan dhool ka nis din
maathhe tilak lagaana
haan haan
har raat teri bane deewaali
ee ee ee ee eee
har din ho tera holi re
holi re daaman se
ho daaman se bandh gayi choli re
daaman se bandh gayi choli re..ae
choli re daaman se
ho daaman se bandh gayi choli re


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

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4782 Post No. : 16536 Movie Count :

4500

I have come across 3 Hindi films on the story of ‘Krihsna-Arjuna Yuddh’. I had never heard of the story of war between Krishna and Arjun in Mahabharat. How could they be at war with each other when Arjun and Lord Krishna were not only great friends but they were also relatives. Then how did the story of ‘Krishna-Arjuna Yuddh’ emerge? I could not get the slightest indication of the story even as a sub-plot in Mahabharat. A search on the internet revealed that there was indeed a story of Krishna-Arjun war. I came across at least two such stories with some minor variations though the main theme (the reasons for the war) remained the same in both the stories. There may be a few more versions of this story.

The first version of the story of Krishna-Arjuna Yuddh’ which I read is based on a fictional work written by a Telugu author, Chilakamarti Lakshminarasimhan with a title ‘Gayapakhyanam’ (1890). Based on this story, the Telugu drama ‘Sri Krishnarjuna Yuddham’ was staged in early 20th century. Later, the film, ‘Sri Krishnarjuna Yuddham’ (1963) was made in Telugu. The timeframe in the story was pre-Mahabharat war. The full story can be read here and here.

The first film on Krishna-Arjuna war was a silent film ‘Krishna Arjuna Yuddha’ (1923). With the advent of talkies, the same was made into a sound film in 1934 in Hindi. This was again remade as ‘Shri Krishnarjuna Yuddha’ (1945) and ‘Shri Krishna Arjuna Yuddh’ (1971), both in Hindi. Going by the synopsis of the 1934 talky film, I feel that all these films were based on the second version of the story for which the timeframe for this story was post-Mahabharat war. I will also not be surprised if the story writers of each of these films may have added sub-plots to the main story to make the films interesting to watch.

The story of ‘Krishna-Arjuna Yuddh’ in Hindi films seems to have been adapted from the second version which I have read in an article in Punjab Kesari. I have paraphrased the story to make it concise:

Once Maharshi Gaalav was making a divine offering to Sun God in the early morning when he saw Gandharva king, Chitrasen travelling in his aviation chariot in the sky. However, while travelling, Chitrasen’s spit fell in the Gaalav’s offerings. He was terribly annoyed with Chitrasen. He was about to give him a curse when he realised that his cursing would result in nullifying his years of meditation. So, he went to Lord Krishna with a complaint against Chitrasen. After hearing, Lord Krishna at once took a vow that before the sunrise the next day, he would kill Chitrasen. Gaalav returned to his hermitage satisfied.

After Gaalav had left, Devrishi Narad reached Lord Krishna’s house. Observing Lord Krishna in a serious mood, Narad asked him as to what was the reason for his serious face. Lord Krishna revealed about Gaalav’s visit and his vow to kill Chitrasen before the sunrise the next day. After hearing this, Narad rushed to meet Chitrasen and apprised him of the danger to his life with Lord Krishna’s vow. Chitrasen got panicky and proceeded to Lord Indra and Lord Shiva with a request to protect him from Lord Krishna. His requests went in vain as they would not like to interfere with Lord Krishna’s matter.

A disappointed Chitrasen came back to Narad and requested him to find a way out to get his life protected. Narad gave him a solution by advising him to visit a particular place on the banks of Yamuna River in the midnight and cry loudly. After listening to his cries, a lady would come to him and enquire as to the reasons for his crying. He would have first get her commitment for the protection from his impending death without revealing as to who was his potential killer. Once the lady gives the promise to protect him, he can reveal the name of Lord Krishna as his potential killer. Chitrasen had no other option but to agree to Narad’s advice.

In between, Narad made a hasty visit to Arjun’s palace and met Subhadra. He told her that the day was the most auspicious one to take a bath in Yamuna River in the midnight and if she gets an opportunity to help a needy person, she would get ‘akshya punya’. That night, Subhadra visited the banks of Yamuna River along with her friends for the auspicious bath, After her bath, she heard a loud cry for help. She thought it as an opportunity to help a person in distress for ‘akshya punya’ and visited the person who was none other than Chitrasen. He told his problem to Subhadra without revealing the name of Lord Krishna. Once he got the firm commitment from her that she would protect him, Chitrasen revealed the name of his potential killer as Lord Krishna. Subhadra was now in a piquant situation. On the one side, Lord Krishna’s promise to Gaalav has to be met. On the other side, it was her commitment to save Chitrasen from a sure death,

Subhadra returned to her palace with Chitrasen and presented him to Arjun who turned out to be his friend. Arjun was ready to protect Chitrasen to fulfill the commitment Subhadra made to him. Arjun gave refuge to Chitrasen in his palace. Now it was Narad’s turn to meet Lord Krishna and to apprise him that his close friend and brother-in-law, Arjun had given protection to Chitrasen. He suggested to Lord Krishna to think twice before planning his next move. Lord Krishna requested Narad to convince Arjun to release and bring Chitrasen to his place.

Narad met Arjun with Lord Krishna’s proposal which Arjuna flatly refused to comply with. He said that having given promise to Subhadra to give protection to Chitrasen, it was not correct on his part to deviate from his promise as per the teachings of Lord Krishna. Narad went back to Lord Krishna and conveyed Arjun’s decision. Now a war was eminent between Lord Krishna and Arjun. Lord Krishna comes with his army of Yadavas and Arjuna with the army of Pandavas. A pierce war broke out between them exhausting all their conventional weapons without any result. At last, Lord Krishna took out his Sudarshan Chakra for which Arjun’s response was through his Pashupatashtra. Knowing that these two potent weapons were capable of destroying the whole world, Arjun invoked Lord Shiva who appeared at the war scene. After taking control of both these potent weapons, Lord Shiva reached out to Lord Krishna and reminded him that there were several instances where he had not fulfilled his vows in difference to his devotees. Lord Shiva ordered them to stop the war at once. Lord Krishna stopped the war by hugging Arjun and freed Chitrasen from his vow to kill him.

Maharshi Gaalav was disappointed. He felt that Lord Krishna, Arjuna, Subhadra and Chitrasen had played pranks with him. He told them that he was going to burn them with his power. So, he took some water on his hand to pour on the ground so that all the four are destroyed by burning. But before he could do so, Subhadra said loudly that if she was an ardent devotee of Lord Krishna and her devotion to Arjun was complete, the water from the hands of Gaalav would not fall on the ground. That was what exactly happened when Gaalav attempted to pour the water from his hand.

Maharshi Gaalav was ashamed of his act. He took leave of Lord Krishna and returned to his hermitage.

I like this fictional story because there is lot to be learnt from it. Firstly, one should never give commitment to anyone without ascertaining the facts in full. Second, one should not unilaterally act based on the information provided by a third party. Thirdly, the punishment should be in commesurate with the offence. Lastly, there should be timely intervention by the superiors before the matter goes out of hand.

‘Shri Krishnarjuna Yuddh’ (1945) was produced under the banner of Murari Picutures and was directed by Mohan Sinha. The star cast included Prithviraj Kapoor, Shobhana Samarth, Shahu Modak, Maneka Devi, Kanaiyalal, Rattanbai, Trilok Kapoor, Vasant Pehalwan, Nand Kishore, Shyam Sundar etc.

The film had 10 songs of which Y N Joshi and Dr Safdar Aah Sitapuri wrote 6 songs and 2 songs, respectively. Lyricists for the remaining 2 songs are not known. All the songs were set to music by Jagannath Prakash. This was the only film for which he was the music director.

I am presenting the first song, ‘vandan karo ri sakhi vandan karo’ from ‘Shri Krishnarjuna Yuddh’ (1945) to appear on the Blog. The song is written by Y N Joshi. HFGK is silent on the singers of the song. The song’s mp3 clip mentions the name of the singers as Hameeda Bano and Geeta Roy which I am inclined to agree.

With this song, ‘Shri Krishnarjuna Yuddh’ (1945) and the music director, Jagannath Prakash make debut on the Blog.

Audio Clip:

Song-Vandan karen ree sakhi vandan karen (Shri Krishn Arjun Yudhh)(1945) Singers-Hameeda Bano, Geeta Roy, Lyrics-Y N Joshi , MD-Jagannath Prakash
Chorus

Lyrics

vandan karen ri sakhi vandan karen
vandan karen ri sakhi vandan karen
vandan karen ri sakhi
vandan karen ri sakhi
vandan karen
vandan karen ri sakhi
vandan karen ri sakhi
vandan karen

vandan karen ri sakhi vandan karen ae ae
vandan karen ri sakhi vandan karen ae ae
vandan karen ri sakhi vandan karen
vandan karen ri sakhi vandan karen
Shri Ram kaa
Shri Ram kaa
Shri Ram kaa
Shri Ram kaa

maaya apaar inki mahima apaar
maaya apaar inki mahima apaar
shobha apaar inki leela apaar
shobha apaar inki leela apaar
rishi muni swaami??
haar gaye ree ee
rishi muni swaami ??
haar gaye ree ee
paaya na koi paar
koi paar
paaya na koi paar
koi paar
chalo milkar sakhi naman karo sakhi naman karo
chalo milkar sakhi naman karo sakhi naman karo
o sakhi naman karo
o sakhi naman karo

Shri Ram kaa
Shri Ram kaa
Shri Ram kaa
Shri Ram kaa

aise Gopal ko mere Gopal ko
man mein bithhaaungi aaj
aise Gopal ko mere Gopal ko
man mein bithhaaungi aaj
aise Gopal ko mere Gopal ko
man mein bithhaaungi aaj
aise Gopal ko mere Gopal ko
man mein bithhaaungi aaj
mangal Yashoda nandan karen ree sakhi
vandan karen
mangal Yashoda nandan kare ree sakhi vandan karen
vandan karen
o sakhi vandan karen
o sakhi vandan karen
Shri Ram kaa
Shri Ram kaa
Shri Ram kaa
Shri Ram kaa

ham karm par datey rahen
ham dharm par adey rahen
ham karm par datey rahen
ham dharm par adey rahen
inne sikhaaya hai hamen
anyaay se bhidey rahen
ham karm par datey rahen
ham dharm par adey rahen
ham karm par datey rahen
ham dharm par adey rahen
inne sikhaaya hai hamen
anyaay se bhidey rahen

mangal Yashoda nandan karen ri sakhi
vandan karen
mangal Yashoda nandan karen ri sakhi
vandan karen
o sakhi vandan karen
o sakhi vandan karen
Shri Ram kaa
Shri Ram kaa


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

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4729 Post No. : 16448 Movie Count :

4465

Not many films are made on Kashmir, though Kashmir featured in many films for filming songs etc. In the last 80 odd years, only 5 films have been made i.e. films having the name Kashmir in their titles. As such filmmakers were wary of making films on Kashmir. Being a controversial subject, they knew that the Government would surely ban the films, so as not to displease Pakistan. Thankfully, now the situation is different and films on subjects of national interest and glory are being made freely, without Government’s interference. This is true freedom for the Art. Many politically bold, revealing films, as well as films applauding our Army are being made.

The 5 films having Kashmir in their titles were- Kashmir ki Kali-1946, Kashmir hamara hai-1950, Kashmir-51, Kashmir ki kali-64 and Kashmir Hamara Hai-2001. I doubt if any of these films tackled the political aspect of Kashmir. Looks like our films had central themes of Love stories in the background of beautiful Kashmir. We all know about Shammi Kapoor and Sharmila Tagor’s film in 1964.

Today’s song is from the first film having Kashmir in the title, Kashmir ki kali-1946. An important matter connected with this film is that Geeta Roy (Dutt) sang 2 songs in it. One solo and one duet with someone called Devendra. Readers will recall that Geeta Roy made her singing Debut in film Bhakta Prahlad-1946, by singing in the chorus. So today’s song has the historical value of being her first ever solo playback song. In 1946, she sang in 12 films- an achievement for a singer in her first year of debut. This was an indication that not only the MDs, but also the public had liked her voice and style.

Film Kashmir ki kali-46 was directed by Jagannath Dhar- possibly his only film as a director. Lyrics of the 5 songs were by Matwala Panit and the music was by A. Karim. He was a multifaceted artiste. He acted in 3 films, directed 12 films, wrote 146 songs in 20 films and gave music to 5 films. The cast of this film was Master Vithal. Kavita Devi, Vasantrao Pehelwan, Omkar Devaskar, Kishen etc.etc. As we all know, Master Vithal was the Hero of the First Indian Talkie film ” Alam Ara”-1931, For him, this was his last film in Bombay.

A lot has been said about his inability to speak Urdu dialogues and there is a popular myth, that after ‘Aalam Ara’, he did not get any talkie film and he left the Bombay film industry for Kolhapur to continue his career in Marathi films. Nothing can be farther from truth, because not only Master Vithal was cast as a hero in another talkie film, by Imperial Film Company itself – ‘Anangsena’ (1931), but many other well known production houses like Wadia, Mohan, Pradeep, BK Dave, Ranjit etc. engaged him for talkie films. What’s more, he even sang 3 Hindi songs in the film Bhedi Rajkumar-1934.

However, Master Vithal who was not very comfortable with Urdu dialogues, was no more interested in doing Hindi films anymore, so he did films very selectively. He acted in 8 silent films till 1934 and 15 talkie Hindi films till 1946, in Bombay. He , however, acted in one more Hindi film ‘ Chhatrapati Shivaji”-1952, as it was made in Kolhapur only. His last film in Bombay was Kashmir ki Kali-1946. All this after ‘Aalam Ara’.

Master Vithal is in history books as the first hero of the first Indian talkie film and also has to his credit the introduction of a double role (by Shahu Modak) in a Bilingual film ‘Aawaara Shehzada’ (1933), which he directed (‘Autghatkecha Raja’ in Marathi). Master Vithal himself was the first to do a double role in the silent film,’Prisoner of Love’ (aka ‘Raj Tarang’, 1927), made by Sharada Films.

Master Vithal acted in a total of 92 films – Hindi, Marathi, talkie and silent. He also directed two talkie films – one each in Hindi and Marathi. In one of his interviews, he regretted his decision to shift to Kolhapur in 1946 permanently, as he felt this reduced his Hindi film participation. He had constructed a big chawl in Kolhapur and in his retirement years, he lived on its rental income. He died on 25-6- 1969.

BOMBAY- The Mayanagari, sometimes showed its Maya. It picked up unsuspecting souls and bestowed upon them the fame and a name as Leading actors, singers, Directors ,Lyricists or whatever in films. Thus, a scholarly young man, standing in a bus queue in Madras is picked up and made a Hero of more than 40 films as ” Ranjan”. It also made an onlooker of shooting from the crowds of a studio, the famous and rich Hero of more than 50 films as ” Motilal”. An ordinary Motor Mechanic becomes a well known film Director in various languages and is called ” Sarvottam Badami’. A poor motor mechanic working in a garage becomes an All India famous poet-Lyricist and Producer Director called ” Gulzar.” The same Maya made a casual singer in Hindu Colony,Dadar in Bombay a famous playback singer of repute, when her singing was heard by a passing Music Director Hanuman Prasad, just by chance. She was known later as ” Geeta Dutt”. There are many such examples.

There are many such numbers of ” Accidental Stars’, but the same Maya also scuttled the Golden chances of capable aspiring small timers to become big stars. At Least two glaring examples are known. One is very well known to many, but the other is hardly known to anyone. First case is, Mehboob Khan was almost selected as Hero of India’s First Talkie film ” Alam Ara”-31. Even suitable costumes for him were also made ready, but then Maya played the trick and his name was pushed back, in favour of the more famous Master Vithal, to cover up the possible risk of the failure of the First talkie, which was an experiment. Nevertheless Mehboob Khan became a significantly notable producer, director and studio owner of India.

The other case of how Maya scuttled the chances of fame, name and career of a small-time actor who was on the verge of becoming a big star, is not known to most people. Now, take a look at the cast of today’s film as mentioned in this post. Do you find a name Omkar Devaskar ? Well, this is his story….

Omkar Devaskar was born in 1911 in MP (Central provinces then). After his schooling, he ran away to Bombay to seek employment and got a job as an ‘ Assistant’ in the Imperial Film company. His job was to do any work given to him. The salary was Rs.20 pm. When he saw the film shootings, he had an urge to act in films. One day, he asked Ardeshir sheth about it and he started getting uncredited small roles in silent films.

The Imperial company decided to make a Talkie for the First time in India,mainly because of Dadasaheb Torne (Ramchandra Gopal Torne). It was he who prompted Irani to be the first in India to make a Talkie. Torne was his Manager for both Jyoti studio and Imperial Film Company. Torne was also an agent for Cinema Equipment imported from England and Germany. Torne imported Sound recording equipment and the company sent a German Engineer to explain and teach the technique to Indian technicians.

They first wanted to test the sound recording machine by recording and filming a song. Who would sing ? No one was ready to become the sacrificial goat. Irani saw Omkar and asked him to sing before the machine. A terrified Omkar lamely protested, but he had no choice. Ultimately he was ‘ made up’ and the recording and filming started. Omkar sang a Thumri, ‘ Pyare Rasia Bihari’. Everybody present, including Irani, were stunned with the sweet voice and the ease of his singing style. It came off extremely well. About 500 feet of film was shot flawlessly. Irani was so impressed that he toyed with the idea of giving Omkar the first song in the film Alam Ara. Maya swiftly went into action. Unfortunately the recording was not saved, otherwise it would have been the first film song to be filmed and Omkar the First ever singer actor to do so. But Alas ! This is called the stroke of misfortune ! Destiny had slated this honour for W.M.Khan.

Missing this chance, anyway, Omkar became an actor and singer. His first talkie film was Imperial’s ” Sati Anusuya “-33. He sang 3 songs in the film ” Noor E Iman “-33, besides acting in it. Omkar acted in about 30 films in all. His last film was, perhaps, Rangeeli-52. He sang 14 songs in 6 films. His last song came in the film Jagriti-49. Omkar was a regular actor in many Marathi films too. ( I have used information from Music beyond boundaries by Ashok Ranade and Marathi Cinema in Retrospect by Sanjit Narwekar, MuVyz, HFGK and my own notes, for this write up.)

Now let us listen to Geeta Roy’s first solo song from this film. With this song, the film Kashmir ki kali-1946 makes its Debut on our Blog.


Song-Ye kisne meri hasraton mein aag laga di (Kashmir Ki Kali)(1946) Singer-Geeta Dutt, Lyrics-Matwala Pandit, MD-A Karim

Lyrics

ye kisne meri ee ee
ee ee ee ee
ye kisne meri hasraton mein aag laga di
aag laga di
ke jisne meri ee
ke jisne meri zindagi dushwaar bana di
ye kisne meri ee
ye kisne meri hasraton mein aag laga di
aag laga di
ke jisne meri zindagi dushwaar bana di

ab tu hi bata aa aa
aa aa aa aa
ab tu hi bata
kisne shuru pyaar kiya thha
ab tu hi bata
kisne shuru pyaar kiya thha
kya maine kisi baat se inkaar kiya thha
kya maine kisi baat se inkaar kiya thha
phir kyun meri ee ee
ee ee ee ee ee ee
phir kyu meri tasveer kaleje se hata di
kaleje se hata di
ke jisne meri zindagi dushwaar bana di
ye kisne meri ee

gar tu na sahi
gar tu na sahi
lab pe tera naam rahega
tera naam rahega
tera hi tasawwur subah o shaam rahega
gar tu na sahi
gar tu na sahi
lab pe tera naam rahega
tera hi tasawwur subah o shaam rahega

ye toone mujhe ae ae
ae ae ae ae ae
ye toone mujhe pyaar ki kya achchi saza di
kya achchi saza di
ke jisne meri zindagi dushwaar bana di
ye kisne meri ee
ee ee ee ee ee
ye kisne meri hasraton mein aag laga di
aag laga di
ke jisne meri zindagi dushwaar bana di
ye kisne meri


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

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4724 Post No. : 16436

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Geeta Dutt – Solos and Duets (06)
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Question:
Kitaaben bahot si
padhi hongi tum ne
magar koyi chehra bhi
tum na padha hai

Answer:
Padha hai meri jaan
Nazar se padha hai

Next Question:
Bata mere chehre pe
Kya kya likha hai

The above is a film song from the film ‘Baazigar” written by Zafar Gorakhpuri. There have been some songs in hindi films which refer to ‘Kitaab’, like
Dil ki kitaab kori hai kori hi rehne do and Haathhon mein kitaab baalon mein gulaab.

The second song above is my own post from 2015. As I read it again today, I found that I referred to the ‘Baazigar’ song in that post as written by Sameer, but that’s incorrect. Another reason why I am talking about books today is, in a recent post I talked about film magazines. That evoked a few comments from regulars, which in turn made me remember a lot of mishaps or near misses, which have happened in my life.

My love for reading has always been an important factor in my life. Not necessarily, useful things or text book learnings, but anything on any topic that catches my fancy and is readable and reasonably understandable to my unscientific mind. Scientific theories are beyond me, and maths was my weakest subject in school. But I was not at all lacking in analytical abilities and general knowledge, which seems to have gotten me through at least one all india level competitive exam, where lakhs of people aspiring for government jobs tried. It could have been sheer luck that I got most of ‘analytical ability’ part objective type answers correct. It certainly cannot have been the mathematical portion of the exams. One portion was of English language, that must have helped. I kept the ‘Maths’ part for the last, and some of the answers I just marked randomly :-). The exam was for undergraduates, but my father still could not believe it, when he saw the merit list.

Reading, reading and more reading, has made me a more balanced person, where I don’t get easily rattled. Never bored under any circumstances. Magazine is ‘risaala’ in urdu language. I have grown up with all kinds of publications, periodicals, weekly, fortnightly, monthly, and of course the daily newspapers. Digests also, in Urdu and ‘Reader’s digest’ in English. I have read many novels in Urdu too, which are difficult to come by now. I know, digital version is available, if I really want to read them now. All my maternal uncles and paternal uncle, would carry some newspaper or magazine with them whenever they came to our place. Now I go to their places, there is no sign of magazine or newspapers in their household. We can blame this on digital media, which has put paid to the printed material’s role, in our daily lives. It comes DTH, appears cheaper, requires no hard-work or maintenance even. Don’t have to save it from small children. That the children should be kept away from things digital, is another matter.

Thus, I was exposed to different type of publications in English, Urdu, Hindi and Marathi, while growing up. I consider myself fortunate to have seen “Blitz” in English and in Urdu, for e.g. All periodicals published in the south also I have read while growing up, be they political, sports or financial. Maybe in 1993 people still referred to books as ‘kitaab’, but now the word is rarely heard, unless I am watching an urdu drama series. There also only the older generation is heard talking of ‘kitaab’. In school textbooks were ‘kitaab’ and notebooks were ‘copy’ or kaapi.

Living and growing up in a metropolitan city has its own advantages. Major ones in my opinion are, the cosmopolitan outlook that one develops in personal and social aspects, plus the opportunities for growth and success in life professionally, are better. A thriving city is like a big machinery, it cannot afford to let any part of it be disrupted. Be it the lowest of slums or the poshest of locality. And overall people are not bothered what others are doing, which augers well in some ways. In terms of personal freedom and mental well-being.

So here I was, growing up in Mumbai, in which good fortune I had no contribution to make. It was destiny. A couple of things, like missed opportunities that have surfaced in the memory, is a job opportunity in a financial magazine. I got a call for some sort of test they were taking, I must have applied for the ‘trainee’ job, right after graduation. I attempted that test, without knowing what to expect there. I may not have fared well there, as I never got a call or any communication.

Another instance of a missed opportunity is one where I attended a walk-in interview somewhere in the Fort area for some trainee post at TCS in 1990-91. Computers were the new in-thing in the late 80’s and in college we had ‘computer science’ as optional subject. TCS was on its way up to the greater things it achieved in later years. There was group discussion also among the candidates who had turned up that day. I remember there were around 15-20 of us. At the end of it all some were shortlisted, then were told to take up the course, which was costing may be 10000/- or so, I don’t exactly remember. They said that the candidates will be absorbed in the company after that course, but the fees had to be paid. I came home and discussed all this with my parents. I was not so keen on computer programming, as it is, so didn’t press the issue. Theory subject were my forte, and I used to do well in subjects like economics. Late 80’s and early 90’s was also a period of great boom in share markets investments. It turned out that my father has shares of TCS, which he obviously got at the time of issue years ago. Lo and behold, if he knew or had an inkling of the company’s prospects and potential, then he could have guided me in that direction. But that was not to be, as it was not destined to be. After all God Almighty is the best of planners, and it is his will and his alone, that can take us in a particular direction.

Nida Fazli has said accurately:
“waqt se pehle qismat se zyada, kisi ko mila hai na kisi ko milegaa”

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Lakdi jal koyla bhayee
koyla bhayee raakh
Main baawri aisi jali
koyla bhayee na raakh

This is the actual doha, from which the initial lines of the song are inspired. Lyricist is Anjum and the composer of this truet song is Chitragupt. The singers are Geeta Dutt, Shamshad Begum, and Shanti Sharma. Shanti Sharma is a new name for me, but I see in the stats page that she has 2 songs in the blog.

This is a nice qawwali style song, I had saved the link for featuring in this series of Geeta Dutt. One more variation, in the singer’s repertoire for sure. She has been part of many qawwali’s in the career, as she was capable of singing all types and moods of film songs. She was comfortable in the mischievous songs also, with her strong vocals, with a hint of khanak, like Shamshad Begum. Asha Bhosle has in later years, tried to adopt the strength in voice which was a signature of Shamshad Begum and which Geeta Dutt has demonstrated in many songs.


Song-Dekho to dil hi dil mein jalte hain jalne waale (Hamaara Ghar)(1950) Singers- Geeta Roy, Shamshad Begum , Shanti Sharma, Lyrics-Anjum, MD-Chitragupta
All

Lyrics

Lakdi jal koylaa bhayee
Aur koyla jal bhayaa raakh
baaki dushman yoon jale ae ae
ki koyla bhaye na raakh

dekho to dil hi dil mein ean
dekho to dil hi dil mein
jalte hain jalne waale
haay jalte hain jalne waale
dekho to dil hi dil mein
jalte hain jalne waale
haay jalte hain jalne waale

aapas mein mil jul kar hansnaa
khel naseebe waalon ka
haay khel naseebe waalon kaa

aapas mein mil jul kar hansnaa
khel naseebe waalon ka
haay khel naseebe waalon kaa

ho oo oooo
kaam nahin duniya mein kisi ko
dekh ke jalne waalon ka
haan dekh ke jalne waalon ka
aaa aa aa aa
khoob samjhte hain matlab
in ulti seedhi chaalon kaa

hai dhokhe ki ye duniyaa aa
hai dhokhe ki ye duniyaa
kehte hain kehne waale
haay kehte hain kehne waale
dekho to dil hi dil mein
jalte hain jalne waale
haay jalte hain jalne waale

dekh ke ham ko jalte ho
kya seekhe chaal zamaane ki
haay seekhe chaal zamaane ki

dekh ke ham ko jalte ho
kya seekhe chaal zamaane ki
haay seekhe chaal zamaane ki

ho oo o o o
aankhen ho to haalat dekho
deepak ki parwaane ki
haay deepak ki parwaane ki

ooo oooooo
ye baat magar kapti dil ke
nahin samajh mein aane ki

qismat mein jab likkha hai
qismat mein jab likkha hai
rote hain rone waale
haay rote hain rone waale
dekho to dil hi dil mein
jalte hain jalne waale
haay jalte hain jalne waale


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.

Blog Day :

4701 Post No. : 16403

‘Chanda Ki Chandni’ (1948) was directed by Dwarka Khosla for IA Patel Productions, Bombay. It was a social movie. It had Rehana, Jairaj, Veera, Bilimoria, Shanta, Neelkanth Tiwari, Moni Chatterjee, Pandey, Keshri, Ameer Banu and others.

This movie has nine songs penned by DN Madhok and music was composed by Gyan Dutt. So far, the following five songs from this movie  have been posted on the blog.

Sr.No. Song Title Posted on
01 Chanda ki chaandni hai mauj hai bahaar hai 07.02.2014
02 Ulfat ke dard ka kabhi mazaa lo 11.03.2014
03 Ham ko bhoolaa diya to kya 16.03.2016
04 Jab teri yaad aati hai dil mera bhar bhar aaye 18.10.2017
05 O jaadugar kaahe tihaar gali aaye 16.07.2020

Today we are presenting sixth song from the above movie which is sung by Geeta Roy (later Geeta Dutt) and music is composed by Gyan Dutt. Lyrics are by DN Madhok as mentioned above.

I came across this song long back when I had shared one song each sung by Sulochana Kadam and Geeta Dutt. The today’s song was noted then but it had remained unposted so far.

Let us now enjoy today’s song …

Song – Jab Kaali Kaali Raatein Hongi (Chanda Ki Chaandni) (1948) Singer – Geeta Roy, Lyrics – DN Madhok, MD – Gyan Dutt

Lyrics

jab kaali kaali raatein hongi
jab kaali kaali raatein hongi
dil se dil ki baatein hongi
aur yaad tumhaari aayegi
aur yaad tumhaari aayegi

jab kaali kaali raatein hongi
dil se dil ki baatein hongi
aur yaad tumhaari aayegi
aur yaad tumhaari aayegi

jab aam ki daali dolegi
aur door koyaliya bolegi
aur yaad tumhaari aayegi
aur yaad tumhaari aayegi
jab kaali kaali raatein hongi
dil se dil ki baatein hongi
aur yaad tumhaari aayegi
aur yaad tumhaari aayegi

jab tum hum ko yaad karoge
jab tum hum ko yaad karoge
bhoole se ek aah bharoge
bhoole se ek aah bharoge
jab jhilmil jhilmil taare honge
jab jhilmil jhilmil taare honge
chanda se shokh ishaare honge
chanda se shokh ishaare honge
jab dhak se chhati dhadkegi
aur aankh hamaari phadkegi
aur yaad tumhaari aayegi
aur yaad tumhaari aayegi

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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जब काली काली रातें होंगी
जब काली काली रातें होंगी
दिल से दिल की बातें होंगी
और याद तुम्हारी आएगी
और याद तुम्हारी आएगी

जब काली काली रातें होंगी
दिल से दिल की बातें होंगी
और याद तुम्हारी आएगी
और याद तुम्हारी आएगी

जब आम की डाली डोलेगी
और दूर कोयलिया बोलेगी
और याद तुम्हारी आएगी
और याद तुम्हारी आएगी
जब काली काली रातें होंगी
दिल से दिल की बातें होंगी
और याद तुम्हारी आएगी
और याद तुम्हारी आएगी

जब तुम हम को याद करोगे
जब तुम हम को याद करोगे
भूले से इक आह भरोगे
भूले से इक आह भरोगे
जब झिलमिल झिलमिल तारे होंगे
जब झिलमिल झिलमिल तारे होंगे
चंदा से शोख इशारे होंगे
चंदा से शोख इशारे होंगे
जब धक से छाती धड़केगी
और आँख तुम्हारी फड़केगी
और याद तुम्हारी आएगी
और याद तुम्हारी आएगी

 


This article is written by nahm, 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 :

4654 Post No. : 16320

Geeta Dutt – Solos and Duets (05)
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Geeta Dutt – Solos and Duets (05)
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Among the first few songs, I had selected for posting in this series, is this group song, with folksy tune.  The film is ‘Chaalbaaz’ (1958), the music is composed by Chitragupt and lyricist is Prem Dhawan.  The title of the film evokes memories of late Sridevi and her double role and the comic act in the film of same title in the year 1989.

The song is a brief one for a group song and the lyrics are very colorful, and not just because of the color-coding.  Reminds me of a famous song, a truet of Lata-Rafi-Mukesh, with choruses and Rafi Sahab’s alaaps – “Ramaiyyaa Vastavaiyya“. This is a famous song, and we know all about this one.

Present song is not so famous one, but for all I know it might have been a hit and popular one in 1958.  Singers are Geeta Dutt, Mohammed Rafi and Usha Mangeshkar.   I found it last year on YouTube and saved it for this series, as it sounded folksy and peppy, with the clap sounds enhancing the enjoyment.  Apart from ‘Qawwalis’ and the ‘Tappa’ genre, the folk forms use the clap as a rhythmic addition in the song, which must be enjoyable for those not actually singing or playing music instrument, as they can also participate.  Hindi film songs are a dime a dozen for using ‘claps’ in songs.

A few such songs (non-Qawwali) which come to mind :

Laara Lappa Laara Lappa Laai Rakhda” – from ‘Ek Thi Ladki’ (1949)
Na munh Chhupa Ke Jiyo” – from ‘Hamraaz’ (1967)
Is Duniya Mein Jeena Hai To Sun Lo Meri Baat” – from ‘Gumnaam’ (1965)
Ye Chaand Sa Roshan Chehra” – from ‘Kashmir KI Kali’ (1964)
Suno Jaana Suno Jaana Mere Pehlu Se Mat Jaana” – from ‘Hum Sab Ustad Hain” (1965)

Also there are many ‘garba’ songs which have women dancing with accompanying hand claps.

I have found a pdf file containing list of all Hindi film songs by Geeta Dutt.  But I don’t know a way of sorting data, if it is possible in pdf file.  I will try to get it converted in excel, that will make it easy to sort data.  For example, we can know how many songs Geeta Dutt sang for Chitragupt in her career.

Atulji is doing a great job of collating information of all Lata mangeshkar’s songs year wise  viz-a-viz songs posted in the blog.   I can see that a similar collation of data is possible with a list of all songs of Geeta Dutt, with the help of this pdf file.

Okay, I found a way.  I searched and found 94 times Chitragupt’s name in the pdf list of Geeta Dutt’s songs.  So here goes the stats:

Sr. no. Name of singer/s Total songs with Chitragupt Songs posted in the blog
1 Geeta Dutt 94 48
2 Geeta Dutt-Rafi 28* 19
3 Geeta-Rafi-Usha Mangeshkar 2 1

*Includes 4 truets, two with Usha Mangeshkar and two with S Balbir.

Done with the stats, so let us move to the song, of which only audio is available.

Song – Hamen Maar Gayi Re Tirchhi Najariyaa Tori (Chaalbaaz) (1958), Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Geeta Dutt, Usha Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Prem Dhawan, MD – Chitragupt
Male Chorus
Female Chorus

Lyrics

tinak tinak dhin
dhinak dhinak dhin
tinak dhinak
taat daat dhin tinak
taat dhin
taat tiba bap
bap brrrrrrrrrrr…

ho ooo oooo
ho ooooo
hoy ye……
ambuwa ki daal pe jhoole pade
arey saawan mein tere sang naina lade
hamen maar gayi re
tirchhi najar tori maar gayi ee eee
hamen maar gayi re ea
tirchhi najar tori maar gayi

kaisi ghadi haay naina lade
dil ko hazaar dukh sehne pade
main to haar gayi re
tose sajan main to haar gayi
ae ji haar gayi re ea
tose sajan main to haar gayi

aisi najar se saiyyan ne dekhaa
nanha sa jiya mora dol gaya
ha aaa aaaaaa
ho ooooo
aaaa aaaa
ho oooo
aisi najar se saiyyan ne dekhaa
nanha sa jiya mora dol gaya
dheere se aa ke
ghoonghat utha ke
nainon ki boli koi bol gayaa
haaye
dekhi sooratiya to reh gaye khade
poonam ki raat jaise chandaa chadhe
hamen maar gayi re
tirchhi najar tori maar gayi haan aan
hamen maar gayi re
tirchhi najar tori maar gayi

dhokha hai pyaar jaane saara zamaana
phir bhi kise na yahaan pyaar huaa
ha oooo oooo
ooo oooo
dhoka hai pyaar jaane saara zamaana
phir bhi kise na yahaan pyaar huaa
kis ka kalejaa hai bolo jahaan se
nazron ka teer nahin paar huaa
haaye
baitthe hain haath haaye
dil pe dhare
aage teri marzi hai jo bhi kare
hamen maar gayi re
tirchhi nazar tori maar gayi
ae ji haar gayi re
tose sajan main to haar gayi
ooo ooooo ooo
ooooooo
ae ji to haar gayi re
ooooooo
tose sajan main to haar gayi
oooo ooooooo
ae ji haar gayi re
ooooooo
tose sajan main to haar gayi
ae ji haar gayi re
tose sajan main to haar gayi

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Hindi Script Lyrics
(Provided by Sudhir)
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तिनक तिनक धिन
धिनक धिनक धिन
तिनक धिनक
तात धिन
तात तिबा
बप बर्रर्रर्रर्रर्र॰ ॰ ॰

हो ओ ओ ओ ओ
हो ओ ओ
होय

अम्बुवा की दाल पे झूले पड़े
अरे सावन में तेरे संग नैना लड़े
हमें मार गई रे
तिरछी नजर तोरी मार गई॰॰ई॰॰ई
हमें मार गई रे
तिरछी नजर तोरी मार गई

कैसी घड़ी हाय नैना लड़े
दिल को हज़ार दुख सहने पड़े
मैं तो हार गई रे
तोसे साजन मैं तो हार गई रे
ए जी हार गई रे
तोसे साजन मैं तो हार गई रे

ऐसी नजर से सैंयां ने देखा
नन्हा सा जिया मोरा डोल गया
हा आ आ
हो ओ
आ आ
हो ओ
ऐसी नजर से सैंयां ने देखा
नन्हा सा जिया मोरा डोल गया
धीरे से आ के
घूँघट उठा के
नैनों की बोली कोई बो गया
हाए
देखि सुरतिया तो रह गए खड़े
पूनम की रात जैसे चंदा चढ़े
हमें मार गई रे
तिरछी नजर तोरी मार गई हाँ हाँ
हमें मार गई रे
तिरछी नजर तोरी मार गई

धोखा है प्यार जाने सारा ज़माना
फिर भी किसे ना यहाँ प्यार हुआ
हा ओ ओ
ओ ओ
धोखा है प्यार जाने सारा ज़माना
फिर भी किसे ना यहाँ प्यार हुआ
किसका कलेजा है बोलो जहां से
नज़रों का तीर नहीं पार हुआ
हाए
बैठे हैं हाथ हाय दिल पे धरे
आगे तेरी मर्ज़ी है जो भी करे
हमें मार गई रे
तिरछी नजर तोरी मार गई रे
ए जी हार गई रे
तोसे सजन मैं तो हार गई रे
ओ ओ ओ

ए जी हार गई रे

तोसे सजन मैं तो हार गई रे

ए जी हार गई रे

तोसे सजन मैं तो हार गई रे
ए जी हार गई रे
तोसे सजन मैं तो हार गई रे


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Blog Day :

4640 Post No. : 16300

The musical bandwagon may be moving slower now a days, but it is moving on nevertheless. Everyday sees at least one post in the blog. The last DOT day for the blog was on 25 december 2019 (4177th day for the blog). Since then, the blog has added at least one song every day for the last 563 days.

Today is 4640th day for the blog. On this day we achieve yet another landmark figure, viz post number 16300. In other words, we complete the 163rd century for the blog today. It works out to an average of 28.5 days for one century. So by the time our moon completes one rotation of the earth, the blog completes one century of songs. 🙂

Here I have likened the progress of the blog to moon. But in the past, I have likened the blog to a bandwagon. And on other occasions, I have likened it to a train as well. 🙂

Come to think of it, trains fascinate us nearly as much as Hindi movie songs fascinate us. Trains in fact fascinate Hindi movie makers also. And so we find trains playing important roles in many Hindi movies. Many songs in these movies take place on trains.

When I checked up, I realised that the blog has just over one hundred train songs already. We have 102 rail related songs in the blog so far.

If one thinks that all these rail related songs have been covered by me ( a Railwayman myself), you cannot be more wrong. Most regular contributors of the blog have contributed to this impressive catalog of rail songs in the blog. Just take a look at the chart here to see the contributions of rail related posts and lyrics by our regulars :-

Contributor Number of Articles Lyrics Remarks
Atif M 2 Post no. 6157 and 6286
Ava Suri 2 Post no. 8536 and 14992
Arunkumar Deshmukh 6 Post no. 7670, 8255,9709,10742,10960 and 14578
Avinash Scrapwala 3 1 + 2 (Devnagri) Post no. 16069,16134 and 16135 Both Lyrics for posts 13964 and devnagri lyrics for 14903
Bharat Upadhyay 1 Post no. 11305
K Satish Shenoy 1 Post no. 14486
Khyati Bhatt 2 Post no. 5248 and 7450
Mahesh Mamadapur 1 Post no. 11226
nahm 2 Post no. 7676 and 9898
Nitin Shah 5 Lyrics for Post no. 5753,5791,8732,9606 and 10817
Pamir Harvey 1 Post no. 8160
Peevesie 1 Post no. 5756
Peevesie’s mom 4 Post no. 7564,8867,11717 and 16141
Prakashchandra 10 Lyrics for Post no. 5039,6447,6579,6705,6782,6871,8626,8865,10051 and 12828
Raja 2 Post no. 3161 and 13374
Sadanand Kamath 1 Post no. 7053
Satyajit Rajurkar 1 Post no. 9325
Sudhir Kapur 10 1 Post no. 3900, 3988,7368,8537,9561,9973,10729,11111,13929 and 15551. Lyrics for post number 3486

What an impressive collection of Rail related songs by our regulars.

Some of these songs have doubled up as blog century posts as well. Here is the list of Rail songs that have been used as blog century posts :-

Blog post number Song Movie (Year) Date of posting
2000 Dhak dhak karti chali jeewan ki rail re Dilruba(1950) 27 september 2009
2700 Jeewan hai ik sapnaa madhur suhaanaa sapnaa Honeymoon (1973) 30 july 2010
3500 Main hoon jhum jhum jhum jhum jhumroo Jhumru (1961) 4 February 2011
3900 Ye hai jeewan ki rail Mehlon Ke Khwaab 17 may 2011
15800 Hamaare dil ke station pe bhi baabu kabhi aanaa Fifty Fifty(1950) 12 August 2020

I have decided to use another Rail song as this blog century song. I had a good number of Rail songs to chose from. Avinash Scrapwala, one of the bigger Railway fans among the regulars, had sent me several rail related lyrics and he keeps reminding me about them periodically. I have chosen one of those lyrics for this post.

This song is from “Naach”(1949). “Naach” (1949) was directed by Ravindra Dave for Kuldip Pictures. The movie had Shyam, Suraiya, Kuldip, Raj Mehra, Gulab, Yashodhara Katju, Sofia, Shyama, Wasti, Om Prakash etc in it.

The movie had 11 songs in it. Eight songs have been covered in the past.

This rail song from “Naach”(1949) is sung by Geeta Dutt, Lata Mangeshkar and an unknown male voice.

I take this opportunity to thank one and all for their continued support and encouragement which has kept this musical labour of love to keep rolling on and on without any stoppages. Here is hoping that we will countinue to keep arriving at many more milestones during our musical journey.


Song-Chhak chhak chali hamaari rail (Naach)(1949) Singers-Geeta Dutt, Lata Unknown male voice, Lyrics-Mulkraj Bhakri, Md-Husnlal Bhagatram

Lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

Chhak chhak chali hamaari Rail
Chhak chhak chali hamaari Rail
Ye hai aag paani ka mel
Dekho angrezon ka khel
Chhak chhak chali hamaari Rail
Chhak chhak chali hamaari Rail

Liye jaa rahi hai ye kisiko
Bichhda sajan milaane ae ae
Liye jaa rahi hai ye kisiko
Bichhda sajan milaane

Koyi chhod apne sangi ko
Chalaa hai door thhikaane ae ae
Koyi chhod apne sangi ko
Chalaa hai door thhikaane
Kismet se hi hote hain ji
Bichhdon ke phir mel
Chhak chhak chali hamaari Rail
Chhak chhak chali hamaari Rail
Ye hai aag paani ka mel
Dekho angrezon ka khel
Chhak chhak chali hamaari Rail
Chhak chhak chali hamaari Rail

Malaai hai malaai
Malaai hai malaai
gore haathon ne banaayi
gore haathon ne banaayi
Kunwaara bhi khaaye to
Mil jaaye lugaai
Mil jaaye lugaai
Poochhlo ise
Isne parson hi khaayi
Parson hi khaayi
Malaai hai malaai
Malaai hai malaai

Baalam morey ka shehar hai Dehli
Baalam morey ka shehar hai Dehli
Chhoti bajariyaa mein oonchi haveli
Chhoti bajariyaa mein oonchi haveli
Maikaa hai mora beech Bareilly
Maikaa hai mora beech Bareilly
Wahin ki ticket kataayi re
Wahin ki ticket kataayi re

Guard baabu
O Guard baabu
Guard baabu
O Guard baabu
Gaadi jaldi jaldi khench

Chhak chhak chali hamaari Rail
Chhak chhak chali hamaari Rail

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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छक छक चली हमारी रेल
छक छक चली हमारी रेल
ये है आग पानी का मेल
देखो अंग्रेजों का खेल
छक छक चली हमारी रेल
छक छक चली हमारी रेल
लिए जा रही है ये किसीको
बिछड़ा सजन मिलाने ए ए

लिए जा रही है ये किसीको
बिछड़ा सजन मिलाने
कोई छोड़ अपने संगी को
चला है दूर ठिकाने ए ए

कोई छोड़ अपने संगी को
चला है दूर ठिकाने
किस्मत से ही होते हैं जी
बिछड़ों के फिर मेल
छक छक चली हमारी रेल
छक छक चली हमारी रेल
ये है आग पानी का मेल
देखो अंग्रेजों का खेल
छक छक चली हमारी रेल
छक छक चली हमारी रेल

मलाई है मलाई
मलाई है मलाई
गोरे हाथों ने बनायी
गोरे हाथों ने बनायी
कुंवारा भी खाए तो
मिल जाए लुगाई
मिल जाए लुगाई
पूछलो इसे
इसने परसों ही खायी
परसों ही खायी
मलाई है मलाई
मलाई है मलाई

बालम मोरे का शहर है देहली
बालम मोरे का शहर है देहली
छोटी बजरिया में ऊंची हवेली
छोटी बजरिया में ऊंची हवेली
मैका है मोरा बीच बरेली
मैका है मोरा बीच बरेली
वहीँ की टिकट कटाई रे
वहीँ की टिकट कटाई रे

गार्ड बाबू
ओ गार्ड बाबू
गार्ड बाबू
ओ गार्ड बाबू
गाडी जल्दी जल्दी खेंच

छक छक चली हमारी रेल
छक छक चली हमारी रेल


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

Blog Day :

4626 Post No. : 16276

Geeta Dutt – Solos and Duets (04)
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Here is a duet again by Geeta Dutt and Rafi Sahab as song no. 04 of the series. I shall try not to make this series of Raft-Geeta duets songs with every other song by them. No worries there I have a few interesting combination duets and truets lined up for this series and I can be forgiven if it is interspersed with a few of those gems by this jodi.  The more popular ones by the likes of OPN and SDB are already in the blog, among the remaining are by music directors who are lesser known.

The songs in the genre ‘chhed chhaad’ theme and light romanticism by Rafi-Geeta Dutt are well known.  The present song is on the same theme, but a not heard before song.  Vividh Bharati Mumbai was never playing it in the 80’s that much I can say for sure.  The days of listening to songs on Vividh Bharati are a memory, which I was reminded of today.  I visited a deserted a fruit/vegetable market in our area in the middle of the afternoon, when returning from an errand.  A few sleepy vendors were there with their wares open for sale.  A few of them were huddled around on one of the carts, having lunch or just doing gup-shup.  Interesting thing with the scene was the radio playing and an old song well remembered from the radio days was playing.  It was a duet of Mukesh and the words were philosophical and romantic, I recognized the song with the stanza and lyrics were coming to mind as sure as the clockwork.  I came home and meant to look up the song, as it was not heard for a long time.  It was somewhat like “Bol Meri Taqdeer Mein Kya Hai” from ‘Hariyali Aur Raasta’ (1962), but some other song.  Now it has slipped from the mind and I am hoping to hear it again somewhere and revisiting the melody.

This line in the first stanza “le le tu sitaaron se gawaahi” is as if it is somewhere else or in some other song I have heard, especially the word ‘gawaahi’ and the way Rafi Sahab is intoning it sounds as if I have heard it somewhere before also.  ‘gawaahi’ is not a very common word in film songs.  There is a song in ‘Daamini’ which goes “Gawaah Hain Chaand Taare Gawaah Hain”.    Also, the composition and music sound very much like OPN style.  And hearing some sounds in the background music, I think it can even be a ‘tonga song’.

Only one song from the film ‘Khiladi’ (1961) is posted in the blog – “Ho Gori Kaabur Aur Bukhaara“. Music composer is Sardul Kwatra and lyricist is Prem Dhawan as per the info in the excel sheet of Rafi songs.  The excel sheet shows only the present song from this film and the song already posted in the blog, a Rafi-Shamshad duet is missing in the list.  Myswar.com is not showing the film at all.  So, I had to refer to the excel sheet for lyricist’s name.  Listening to both the songs now, it is clear that both songs are filmed on different characters in the film.  Not just by the change of female singer, but also by the sound of Rafi Sahab’s voice.  Excel sheet made up with the help of geetkosh is listing only one Rafi song in this film, and now the blog has two such duets.  So, it is possible that there are more songs in the film, which were not recorded in the geetkosh even.  Only someone with the 60’s decade HFGK can ascertain this.  If this goes on like this, given a few more accidental discoveries, final list of Rafi songs is going to be around 5000, kheench khaanch kar :).  There is a very good chance that this blog will be the place where the record is most accurate in terms of number of songs sung by Rafi Sahab, and others artists also.

Rafi sahab is a little subdued here, in the sense, that he is not making many ‘harkaten’ or ‘murkiyaan’ etc like Geeta Dutt is doing.   Or rather trying his best to sound restrained, to suit the character in the film, maybe.  But it is a very melodious and hummable song and sounds too good.

I can’t get the sound of ‘gawaahi’ out of my head since I heard this song again and again while writing the post just now.  This is how much the obscure films and their songs are made memorable by the commitment of singers like Geeta Dutt and Rafi Sahab, who always gave 110 % to each and every song.

Song – Hato Hato Jaao Ji Jaao, Jhoothi Baaten e Na Banaao (Khiladi) (1961) Singer – Geeta Dutt, Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics – Prem Dhawan, MD – Sardool Kwatra

Lyrics 

hato hato
jaao ji jaao
o jhooti baatien en
e na banaao
o hato hato
jaao ji jaao
jhooti baatien
e na banaao

hua hai qusoor
kaisa hum se huzoor
hua hai qusoor
kaisa hum se huzoor
itna to zara batlaao

haay haay
hato hato
kyun ji
jaao ji jaao
aisa
o jhooti baatien en
e na banaao

tthandi tthandi aahen
saari raat bhari hain
le le tu sitaaron se gawaahi
hum bhi to tere liye
rahe hain tadapte
hum ko bhi neend na aayi
arey karo na guroor
yoon na raho door door
karo na guroor
yoon na raho door door
aur na dil ko jalaao
haay haay
hato hato
jaao ji jaao
ho jhooti baatien en
e na banaao

khil khil jaati hain
nazar mein bahaaren
milte hi tujh se nigaahen
jab jab bhi
mera dil hai dhadaktaa
sunti hoon teri hi sadaayen
aankhon ka ho noor
mere dil ka suroor
aankhon ka ho noor
mere dil ka suroor
ab to na aankh churaao
aay haay
hato hato
jaao ji jaao
o jhooti baatien en
e na banaao

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Hindi Script Lyrics
(Provided by Nahm ji)
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हटो हटो
जाओ जी जाओ
ओ झूठी बातें॰ ॰ ॰
ए ना बनाओ
ओ हटो हटो
जाओ जी जाओ
ओ झूठी बातें॰ ॰ ॰
ए ना बनाओ

हुआ है क़ुसूर
कैसा हम से हुज़ूर
हुआ है क़ुसूर
कैसा हम से हुज़ूर
इतना तो ज़रा बतलाओ

हाए हाए
हटो हटो
क्यूँ जी
जाओ जी जाओ
ऐसा
ओ झूठी बातें॰ ॰ ॰
ए ना बनाओ

ठंडी ठंडी आहें
सार रात भरी हैं
ले ले तू सितारों से गवाही
हम भी तो तेरे लिए
रहे हैं तड़पते
हमको भी नींद ना आई
अरे करो ना गुरूर
यूं ना रहो दूर दूर
करो ना गुरूर
यूं ना रहो दूर दूर

और ना दिल को जलाओ
हाए हाए
हटो हटो
जाओ जी जाओ
ओ झूठी बातें॰ ॰ ॰
ए ना बनाओ

खिल खिल जाती हैं
नज़र में बहारें
मिलते ही तुझसे निगाहें
जब जब भी
मेरा दिल है धड़कता
सुनती हूँ तेरी ही सदाएं
आँखों का हो नूर
मेरे दिल का सुरूर
आँखों का हो नूर
मेरे दिल का सुरूर
अब तो ना आँख चुराओ
आए हाए
हटो हटो
जाओ जी जाओ
ओ झूठी बातें॰ ॰ ॰
ए ना बनाओ


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.

Blog Day :

4622 Post No. : 16271

Today’s song is from the ‘1956’ movie ‘Sati Naagkanya’.  This is a film directed by Babubhai Mistry for ‘Mukti Films, Bombay’. It was produced by Subhash Desai – RN Mandloi. This movie was passed by Censor Board on 07.08.1956.

It had Nirupa Roy, Manhar Desai, SN Tripathi, Babu Raje, Indira Bansal, Heera Sawant, Samar Roy, Malay Sarkar, Jharna Ghosh, Rajrani, Bhalerao, Shri Bhagwan, P. Kailash and others.  Mahipal made a guest appearance in this movie.

This movie had eight songs composed by SN Tripathi. Three lyricists viz. Saraswati Kumar Deepak (three songs), Gopal Singh Nepali (three songs) and B.D. Mishra (two songs) penned the lyrics for this movie.

Following is the list of songs of this movie;

S.No. Song Title Lyricist Posted on
01 Choli meri pili, chunariya meri neeli … G.S. Nepali
02 Thhandi hawaayein maare jhatke … G.S. Nepali
03 Sej par aakash ki ye jhilmil jhilmil taare B.D. Mishra 19.09.2018
04 Yadi maine man, vachan, karm se … Saraswati Kumar ‘Deepak’
05 Sheshnaag ke phan par … Saraswati Kumar ‘Deepak’
06 Dankaa bajaa bajaa kar… o dinbandhu Saraswati Kumar ‘Deepak’
07 O gagan bataa… kab tak chhupegaa aasmaan G.S. Nepali
08 Hari Om tatsat … B.D. Mishra

One song Sej par aakash ki ye jhilmil jhilmil taare has been posted on the blog on 19.09.2018.

Today’s song is the second from this movie to appear on the blog. This song is sung by Geeta Dutt and Chitragupt. I came across this song years back and since then (2014) it was lying to be posted.

I would request knowledgeable readers to throw more light on this movie and its songs…

Let us listen to the song now …

Hari Om Tatsat Hari Om Tatsat

 

Song – Hari Om Tat Sat Hari Om Tat Sat (Sati Naagkanya) (1956) Singer – Chitragupt, Geeta Dutt, Lyrics – BD Mishra, MD – SN Tripathi
Chitragut + Geeta Dutt

Lyrics

hari om tatsat
hari om tatsat
hari om tatsat
hari om tatsat
ghar mein ghuso to gharwaali kare kat kat
hari om tatsat
hari om tatsat
ghar mein ghuso to gharwaali kare kat kat
hari om tatsat
hari om tatsat
roz roz jhanjhat roz roz khat khat
roz roz jhanjhat roz roz khat khat
ab to beetaao zindgaani yahi rat rat
hari om tatsat
hari om tatsat
ab to beetaao zindgaani yahi rat rat   
hari om tatsat
hari om tatsat

jab se huyi hai shaadi bhool gayi chhakdi
jab se huyi hai shaadi bhool gayi chhakdi
teen cheez yaad rahi
noon tel lakdi ee ee
meri phir gayi khopdi
dekho ye shareer mera
adhaa huaa ghat ghat
hari om tatsat
hari om tatsat
hari om tatsat
hari om tatsat             

na to shaadi karte na hota ye ghotaala
na to shaadi karte na hota ye ghotaala
kaahe tumhe lagti main zehar ka pyaala
kaahe rog ye paala
jaan boojh ke ye zehar kaahe piya gat gat
hari om tatsat
hari om tatsat
hari om tatsat
hari om tatsat

hum ko jo laal peeli aankhen dikhlaaogi
hum ko jo laal peeli aankhen dikhlaaogi
dekh lena mar ke bhi chain nahin paaogi
phir peechhe pachhtaaogi
sadhu ban ke chhod chala jaaunga main jhat pat
hari om tatsat
hari om tatsat
hari om tatsat
hari om tatsat

sadhu ban ke bhatkoge tum dwaare dwaare
sadhu ban ke bhatkoge tum dwaare dwaare
ratiaan katengi mori gin gin taare
mohe chhod ke na jaa re
paiyaan padoon saiyaan ab main karoon to se hat pat
hari om tatsat
hari om tatsat
hari om tatsat
hari om tatsat

achhi nahin hoti pati patni ki ladaai
achhi nahin hoti pati patni ki ladaai
aapas ki phoot kare ghar ki safaai
baat maano mere bhai
ab jo ladaai ho to mel kar lo chat pat
hari om tatsat
hari om tatsat
hari om tatsat
hari om tatsat
hari om tatsat
hari om tatsat
hari om tatsat
hari om tatsat
hari om tatsat
hari om tatsat
hari om tatsat
hari om tatsat

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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हरी ॐ तत्सत्
हरी ॐ तत्सत्
हरी ॐ तत्सत्
हरी ॐ तत्सत्
घर में घुसो तो घरवाली करे कट कट
हरी ॐ तत्सत्
हरी ॐ तत्सत्
घर में घुसो तो घरवाली करे कट कट
हरी ॐ तत्सत्
हरी ॐ तत्सत्
रोज़ रोज़ झंझट रोज़ रोज़ खट खट
रोज़ रोज़ झंझट रोज़ रोज़ खट खट
अब तो बिताओ ज़िंदगी यही रट रट
हरी ॐ तत्सत्
हरी ॐ तत्सत्
अब तो बिताओ ज़िंदगी यही रट रट
हरी ॐ तत्सत्
हरी ॐ तत्सत्

जबसे हुई है शादी भूल गई छकड़ी
जबसे हुई है शादी भूल गई छकड़ी
तीन चीज़ याद रही
नून तेल लकड़ी
मेरी फिर गई खोपड़ी
देखो ये शरीर मेरा आधा हुआ घट घट
हरी ॐ तत्सत्
हरी ॐ तत्सत्
हरी ॐ तत्सत्
हरी ॐ तत्सत्

ना तो शादी करते ना होता ये घोटाला
ना तो शादी करते ना होता ये घोटाला
काहे तुम्हें लगती मैं ज़हर का प्याला
काहे रोग ये पाला
जान बूझ के ये ज़हर काहे पिया गट गट
हरी ॐ तत्सत्
हरी ॐ तत्सत्
हरी ॐ तत्सत्
हरी ॐ तत्सत्

हमको जो लाल पीली आँखें दिखलाओगी
हमको जो लाल पीली आँखें दिखलाओगी
देख लेना मर के भी चैन नहीं पाओगी
फिर पीछे पछताओगी
साधु बन के छोड़ चला जाऊंगा मैं झट पट
हरी ॐ तत्सत्
हरी ॐ तत्सत्
हरी ॐ तत्सत्
हरी ॐ तत्सत्

साधु बन के भटकोगे तुम द्वारे द्वारे
साधु बन के भटकोगे तुम द्वारे द्वारे
रतियाँ कटेंगी मोरी गिन गिन तारे
मोहे छोड़ के ना जा रे
पइयाँ पड़ूँ सइयाँ अब मैं करूँ तोसे हट पट
हरी ॐ तत्सत्
हरी ॐ तत्सत्
हरी ॐ तत्सत्
हरी ॐ तत्सत्

अच्छी नहीं होती पति पत्नी की लड़ाई
अच्छी नहीं होती पति पत्नी की लड़ाई
आपस की फूट करे घर की सफाई
बात मानो मेरे भाई
अब जो लड़ाई हो तो मेल कर लो चट पट
हरी ॐ तत्सत्
हरी ॐ तत्सत्
हरी ॐ तत्सत्
हरी ॐ तत्सत्
हरी ॐ तत्सत्
हरी ॐ तत्सत्
हरी ॐ तत्सत्
हरी ॐ तत्सत्
हरी ॐ तत्सत्
हरी ॐ तत्सत्
हरी ॐ तत्सत्
हरी ॐ तत्सत्

 


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 :

4575 Post No. : 16180

Today’s song is from the film Bahu Beti-1952.

1952 was an year, when resurgent India was trying to organise itself as an Independent Nation. Jawaharlal Nehru had formed independent India’s first Government after the first General Elections. In the film industry also few milestones were reached.

The first ever international Film Festival was organised in Bombay. The fortnightly magazine FILMFARE was launched. A delegation of Indian film personalities visited Hollywood. Two colour films-Aan and Jhansi ki rani (released in 1953) were censored. Pakistan banned import of Indian films after an agitation of Pakistani Film artistes. Bimal Roy shifted his base from Calcutta to Bombay.

Besides this, Radio Ceylon played a major role in popularising Hindi Film Music almost worldwide. Radio Ceylon Hindi service started before 1950. Hamid Sayani, elder brother of Amin Sayani was involved in Radio Ceylon in early days and Binaca Geetmala started from 1952. The announcers of radio Ceylon like Kamini and Vijaya sisters, Vijay Kishore Dubey, Gopal Sharma, Shiv Kumar Saroj, Sunil Dutt, Manohar Mahajan etc were household names. So were towns like Jhumri Talaiyya, Nanded and few others. Radio clubs cropped up everywhere.

Radio Ceylon got the real boost when HFM stopped playing on A.I.R. in 1952.It is popularly believed that the then Minister for information and broadcasting, V.B.Keskar was against film music, calling it Vulgar and that it was he who banned it on A.I.R.

But it is NOT TRUE !

It is true that Keskar was a Purist and disliked Hybrid Music (i.e. HFM ),but he did not ban it. What actually had happened was that A.I.R. announced its revised policy in July 1952 which said,1) Broadcast time for Hindi film songs will be reduced and 2) Dropping the custom of announcing the name of the Film of the song.

IMPPA or The Indian motion Picture producers’ Association was enraged at this loss of free advertisement opportunity for their films and the producers, in their capacity as Copyright owners, took away the A.I.R. ‘s licences for broadcasting film songs. Thus film songs disappeared from A.I.R.,replaced by sugam sangeet and classical music.
(Ref. ‘‘ Mourning the nation: Indian cinema in the wake of the Partition” by Bhaskar Sarkar,pp 57 and .https://www.livemint.com/…/In-1952-Hindi-film-songs-were-ba… )

So, the truth is Keskar did not ban HFM, it was the producers’ association which withdrew licences to AIR, thus forcing them to stop HFM.

We had a very interesting discussion on RMIM forum on this issue, a few years back. Dr.Surjit singh ji , like a magician, produced several old documents which proved that Keskar was NOT the villain, but popularly he was held responsible by one and all.

Radio Ceylon took advantage of the situation and grew very fast starting programmes like Binaca geetmala and Lipton ke Sitare. They did yeoman service to popularise HFM in south east Asia.

Radio Ceylon’s transmitters were powerful and Boosters were installed in India. The famous Mountaineer Edmund Hillary wrote, ” Soon after Conquering Everest, we turned on our Transmitter Radio and the First thing we heard was an Overseas broadcast of Radio Ceylon Hindi service-from more than 3000 miles away ! ”

The year 1952 also saw some of the outstanding musical films and films with some other importance. Scanning the 105 Hindi films that were censored in 1952, we find that the colour film Aan was made in Hindi, English and Tamil language versions. Anand math-first Hindi film of Hemant Kumar had few eternally famous songs by Lata, Geeta and Hemant himself. Aasmaan was the first film of O P Nayyar, from whose soundtrack, Radio Ceylon picked up one of its programme music. Then there was Anhonee. Baiju Bawra-a musical film which opened the doors of A grade films for its lead pair-Meena kumari and Bharat Bhushan, languishing in B and C grade films hitherto.

Film Chamkee for which actress Ragini came all the way from Pakistan, Film Jaal another musical. Jungle ka Jawahir-last film for the yesteryear stalwart composer Madholal master, who was murdered in his flat in Shivaji park, in 1990. Film Maa- first Hindi film of Bimal Roy in his Bombay career part. Naubahar-a Roshan musical and Neelam Pari- Last film for migrator khwaja Khurshid Anwar, MD. Film Saqi,a musical and Sheesha-first film for Kumkum. Shin shinaki Boobla Boo-strange name film featured in the environs of a Far Eastern country. Film Yatrik-a Himalaya trek religious film by Pankaj Mullik, with some outstanding Bhajans and finally film Zalzala-in which Dev Ananad died on screen for the first time ( He never liked the idea,though). The only Next time he died on screen was in Guide-65.

The music of film Bahu Beti was composed by S D Batish. I have a lot of respect for S D Batish,who did a marvellous job of promoting Indian Music in the UK and USA. He is one of those rare people who left the film world, but continued serving the Music,by turning a corner in Life. Such people are few in this world. The monumental work he did for Indian Music in foreign lands is unparalleled. An important point is that he did not do this service to Music for his personal gains. For his sustenance,he had opened a Restaurant in Santa Cruz,California,which was providing him enough for a comfortable living in the USA.

After his death in 2006, an obituary-cum-short life sketch was published in California. I give below its adapted version for our readers-

” Punjabi master S.D. Batish was a pivotal figure behind the western world’s embrace of Indian music, most notably via his memorable contributions to the Beatles’ film Help! Born December 14, 1914, in Patiala, India, Shiv Dayal Batish abandoned a career in the nascent telephone industry to study devotional song, folk drama, and Indian classical music under his guru Hakim Chandan Ram Charan. In 1934, he relocated to Bombay to try his hand at acting, but roles proved scarce and he returned to Patiala two years later, renewing his focus on music. By 1936 Batish was regularly appearing on All India Radio and recording his first sessions for His Master’s Voice. The film industry nevertheless retained its allure for him, and in 1939 he returned to Bombay, working for a spell under broadcasting legend Z.A. Bokhari. After earning his first film work as an assistant musical director in 1942, Batish later graduated to full-fledged Bollywood musical director, in the years to follow working with playback singer greats including Asha Bhosle, Lata Mangeshkar, and Mohammed Rafi as well as writing now-classic songs like the smash “Manmohan Mana Men,” from the 1945 film Kaise Kahoon.

Batish also moonlighted as a playback singer on more than 40 films, among them 1944’s Daasi and 1948’s Barsaat ki Raat, before relocating to Britain in 1964. After accepting a position with the BBC Immigration Unit, Batish became a regular in British radio and television, most notably composing “Nai Zindagi Naya Jivan,” the theme song to the Beeb’s classic South Asian series Apna Hi Ghar Samajhiye (“Make Yourself at Home”). He also returned to his roots as a live musician, performing Indian folk and classical music on the vichitra veena, a long-necked fretless flute. In 1965 Batish was summoned by percussionist Keshav Sathe to record the Indian-inspired incidental music for the Beatles’ second feature film, Help! — the experience also proved the beginning of his lifelong friendship with BeatleGeorge Harrison, who later hired Batish to teach his then-wife Patti Boyd the stringed dilruba. In 1969 Batish assembled wife Shanta Devi, daughter Vijay Laxmi and sons Ashwin Kumar and Ravi Kumar to record North Indian Folk and Classical Music, which for decades remained the lone Indian release to appear on the seminal folk label Topic Records. A year later, the family emigrated to the U.S., settling in northern California and founding a restaurant, the Santa Cruz-based Krishna Café. Although the restaurant business remained Batish’s primary focus for the remainder of his life, he continued playing live and also cut the occasional LP, most notably 1980s Raga Todi, 1985’s Om Shanti Meditation on Dilruba and 1997’s The 72 Carnatic Melakhartas.

He founded “Batish Institute of Music and Fine arts” in California and wrote about 12 books on Indian Classical music,like Ragopaedia,Raga Channels,Rasik Raga lakshan Manjiri etc. He had also founded Batish Recording Co. He was associated with 102 films in Hindi and gave music to 17 films as S.D.Batish,Master Ramesh and Nirmal Kumar. Some of his songs were famous. He died at age 91 on July 29, 2006.” ( adapted from Jason Ankeny’s Bio )

In my memory,the image of S D Batish is etched as a person with a large Fur Cap. Such a type of cap was worn by Shaikh Abdulla and his son Farooq Abdulla. I saw V.Shantaram too wearing that type of cap. Later his son followed by wearing the same ( I mean similar type) Fur cap like father,as if it was a family tradition ! Of late,I have seen the famous film Historian shri Nalin ji Shah with this cap. When I had met him a few years back,he had jokingly said that this cap is his Trademark !

S D Batish was the cousin brother of Pt. Amarnath and brothers Husnlal-Bhagatram,all bore the same surname – Batish.

Out of the 8 songs of film Bahu beti-52, 4 songs are already discussed on the Blog. Today’s song, sung by Geeta Dutt and chorus will be the 5th song. It is a good song to enjoy listening…


Song-Gori Dulhaniya mori gori dulhaniya (Bahu Beti)(1952) Singer- Geeta Dutt, Lyrics-Kaifi Azmi, MD-S D Batish
chorus

Lyrics

hoye gori dulhaniya
hoye gori dulhaniya
gori dulhaniya
hoye gori dulhaniya
mori gori dulhaniya
mori gori dulhaniya
mori gori dulhaniya
mori gori dulhaniya

kaise nikhattu pe lattu bhayi
haan kaise nikhattu pe lattu bhayi
mori gori dulhaniya
mori gori dulhaniya

raja atariya pe oonghat hai
haha oonghat hai
sookhat hai sejiya pe raniya
mori gori dulhaniya
mori gori dulhaniya
ho gori dulhaniya
ho gori dulhaniya

damdi kamaai ki ghar mein na laave
damdi kamaai ki ghar mein na laave
hardam badhe pet apna bajaave
hardam badhe pet apna bajaave
paave to kha jaaye ghar bhar ki rotiyaan aan
chada jaaye paniya paniya
mori gori dulhaniya
mori gori dulhaniya
hoy gori dulhaniya
ho gori dulhaniya

roti hai loti to paani hai maani
roti hai loti to paani hai maani
raani ko tutla ke kahte hain naani
raani ko tutla ke kahte hain naani
bhaiya ko bhauji zara kuchh sikha de
chhuda de naadaniya nadaniya
mori gori dulhaniya
mori gori dulhaniya
hoye gori dulhaniya
ho gori dulhaniya

maathhe pe bhaiyya ko pagdi na bhaaye
maathhe pe bhaiya ko pagdi na bhaaye
kaandhhe pe talwaar rakkhi na jaaye
kaandhhe pe talwaar rakkhi na jaaye
balma ko apne odha de odhaniya
pinha de jhulaniya jhulaniya
mori gori dulhaniya
mori gori dulhaniya
ho gori dulhaniya
ho gori dulhaniya
gori dulhaniya
ho gori dulhaniya
gori dulhaniya
ho gori dulhaniya
gori dulhaniya
ho gori dulhaniya
gori dulhaniya
ho gori dulhaniya


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