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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 :

5168 Post No. : 17137

Today’s song is from yet another Historical movie-Padmini-1948. Like the last post, even this film story is connected with Rajasthan, by coincidence.

The film was made by the Punjab Film Corporation, Bombay – owned by the Producer, Director and Lyricist of this film – Wali Sahab. Music Director was Ghulam Haider and the cast consisted of Mumtaz Shanti (wife of the director Wali Sahab), Ashok kumar, Mumtaz Ali, Maya Devi, Neelam, Sultana, A.Shah and others.

Film Padmini-48 was the second Historical movie in which Ashok Kumar had ‘acted’. The first one was ” Humayun”-1945. In that film, according to Isaq Mujawar, author of several books on old films and artistes,” Ashok kumar was ridiculed by the theatre audience for his feminine acting and running with the war gear on the screen. he looked so funny in that attire that whole audience was laughing loudly at him” (book-Screenplay). Obviously, Ashok Kumar, who had an image of a simple romantic Hero in the Bombay Talkies films with Devika Rani and later with Leela Chitnis, was a misfit in the Historical role. Looks like he did not realise this or did not care for it and accepted the second such film again.

Same case was with Ashok Kumar’s Mythological films. The first mythological film that he acted in was ‘ Savitri”-1937 with Devika Rani as Savitri. Ashok Kumar was still a new actor and this was his only 4th film. He had yet to get branded as a Romantic hero, but the Mythological role of Satyawan did not suit him at all. When one sees some photos of this film, one will be confused as to who is Satyawan and who is Savitri. Even in the photos he looked so odd and awkward. In Spite of this, he acted in another Mythological film ” Uttara Abhimanyu “-1946, with Shanta Apte. Here, he was Abhimanyu and did not suit the role at all due to his age, which was 35 years. Shanta Apte as Uttara was also over 30 years old. Thankfully, good sense prevailed and Ashok Kumar did not act in such films in the Hero’s role thereafter !

In the film Padmini-1948, actress Sultana had done a role. Her sisters Zubeida and Shehzadi had quit films in late 30’s after their marriage, but Sultana continued in films. Sultana, also known as Sultana Razaaq, was one of the earliest film actresses from India and acted both in silent movies and later in talkie movies. She was daughter of India’s first female film director, Fatima Begum. Zubeida (leading actress of India’s first talkie film Alam Ara -1931) was the younger sister of Sultana. The youngest sister was Shehzadi-also an actress. Actress Mehtab (Sohrab Modi’s wife), whose real name was Najma, was the step sister of these girls. Najma was the daughter of Marium, one of the wives of Nawab of Sachin.

Sultana was among the few girls who entered films at a time when it was not considered an appropriate profession for girls from respectable families, let alone Royalty. Born in the Surat city of Gujarat in western India, Sultana was a stunningly beautiful Muslim princess, the daughter of Nawab Siddi Ibrahim Muhammad Yakut Khan III of Sachin State and Fatima Begum. She had two sisters, Zubeida and Shehzadi, both actresses. However, there is no record of a marriage or a contract having taken place between the Nawab and Fatima Bai or of the Nawab having recognised any of her children as his own, a prerequisite for legal paternity in Muslim family law. Actually, the Nawab had 3 wedded wives and Fatima was an ‘ outside’ arrangement.

Sultana was a popular actress in the silent movie era, usually cast in romantic roles. She started her career as an actress in Veer Abhimanyu (1922) film in 1920s and later performed in several silent films. Later, she also acted in talkie movies. Sultana did sexy roles in films and earned a name as “Sultry Sultana”. She acted in 20 Silent films. She continued acting after the Talkie films started and worked in 19 Talkie films. Her last film was ‘ Girdhar Gopal ki Meera’-1949.. She came into limelight when she filed a case against Yassir Hussain Lalji, son of the chief of Bombay Municipality, in 1931, claiming to be his wife and demanding a sum of Rs. 5 lakhs in those days !

When India was partitioned in 1947, she migrated to Pakistan with her husband, a wealthy man named Seth Razaaq. Her daughter, Jamila Razaaq, was also encouraged by her to act in Pakistani films and she produced a film in Pakistan, named Hum Ek hain (1961), written by famous scriptwriter, Fayyaz Hashmi. The film was partly shot in colour, which was rare those days, but it failed miserably and Sultana stopped producing any films afterwards.

Sultana’s daughter, Jamila Razaaq, married the well known Pakistani cricketer Waqar Hasan, who is the brother of filmmaker Iqbal Shehzad. He runs a business under the name National Foods at Karachi. (Author’s note- This is based on information collated from the book ‘Asli Nakli Chehere’ by Vithal Pandya, Blog of P.Kamalakar, 1946 Film Directory, pak.mag site and my notes, with thanks to all)

Another unknown name in the cast is A.Shah. Here is some information on him. An actor who was quite a popular comedian those days was A Shah aka Aziz Shah. He was born in 1910, at Sialkot. He did not have much schooling, except primary education at Lyallpur and at Islamia High School, Lahore. Due to his rich and sweet voice, he used to recite Holy Quran, on farmaish. He wrote poetry also.

He joined Saroj Movietone in 1930, under Mohan Bhavnani as an artiste at Rs.40 p.m. He acted in ‘Shakuntala’-31 and ‘Gul Bakavli’-32. He had to take a 2 year break, due to an illness. Back in Bombay, he worked in the film ‘Fidai Tohid’-34 as a hero. He gave music to the film ‘Gunehgar’-36. He wrote dialogues for ‘Mother India’-38 and ‘Daughters of India’-39. His first comic role was in Ranjit’s ‘Mirza Sahiban’-35. He became famous with his role in Punjabi film ‘Kurmai’-41.

His best role came in ‘Sharada’-42, as Munshi Udharchand Shikarpuri. This was repeated by him in the film ‘Keemat’-46. Some of his 11 films were, ‘Dhandora’-41, ‘Armaan’-42, ‘Sukh Dukh’-42, ‘Kanoon’-43, ‘Sanjog’-43, ‘Geet’-44 and ‘Ek Din Ka Sultan’-45, and Padmini-48.After 1948, he stopped acting and wrote lyrics in films like ‘Raat Ki Rani’-49, ‘Namoona’-49 and ‘Ek Teri Nishani’-49. After this he possibly migrated to Pakistan and we have no further information about him anymore. Baburao Patel of Film India magazine was his fan.( Adapted from Film Directory-46 and pak.mag with thanks.)

Today’s song is from the early career of Geeta Roy when she was new, not very well known and with a fresh melodious voice. The song is very sweet. Music is by Ghulam Haider, who was in a hurry to migrate to Pakistan. He was one of the very few popular and successful MDs in undivided India, who went to Pakistan and did not do that well there. Not only that, he suffered from Cancer and died within 2 years of going to Pakistan. This is in contrast to many other MDs, who were ordinary and not so popular in India, became highly successful, popular and famous in Pakistan Some such examples are Nissar Bazmi, Tufail Faruqi, G.A.Chishti (Babaji) etc etc.

The producer, Director and lyricist of this film was Wali Saheb who also migrated to Pakistan soon after, along with his wife Mumtaz Shanti. Just for information, Mumtaz Shanti’s mother was a Hindu named Shanti and father was a Muslim-Mumtaz Shah. That’s how she called herself Mumtaz Shanti.

I am not giving the story of this film, because the story of beautiful queen Padmini and her Jauhar, along with hundreds of other women, to save their honour from the army of Allauddin khilji is very well known.


Song- Mere angna kaag na boley (Padmini)(1948) Singer- Geeta Roy, Lyricist- Wali Sahab, MD- Ghulam Haider

Lyrics

Mere angna kaag na boley
ke nain mere ae kajle bharey

mere angna kaag na boley ae
mere angna kaag na boley
ke nain mere
ke nain mere kajle bhare ae
kajal bharey
mera dhak dhak jiyra doley
ke nain mere kajle bhare ae
kajle bharey
mere angana kaag na boley

tere nain baan man bhaaye re
tere nain baan man bhaaye re
man piya piya nit gaaye re
man piya piya nit gaaye re
koi piya ko jaa ke bataaye re
ke nain mere
ke nain mere kajle bhare ae
kajle bhare
mere angana kaag na boley
nain mere kajle bhare ae
kajle bharey
mere angna kaag na boley

mere man ke meet harjaai re
mere man ke meet harjaai re
meri gaaon gaaon ruswaai re
meri gaaon gaaon ruswaai re
main to preet kiye pachhtaai re
ke nain mere
ke nain mere kajle bharey ae
kajle bharey
mere angna kaag na boley
nain mere kajle bharey ae
kajle bharey

pehle kar ke pyaar ki batiyaan
haay pehle kar ke pyaar ki batiyaan
paachhe bheji na prem ki patiyaan
paachhe bheji na prem ki patiyaan
maine nainon mein kaati saari ratiyan
ke nain mere
ke nain mere kajle bharey ae
kajle bharey
mere angna kaag na boley ae
mere angana kaag na boley
nain mere kajle bharey ae
kajle bharey
mere angna kaag na boley


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 Sadanand Kamath, 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 :

4391 Post No. : 15757

I have carried an impression in my mind for a long time that in the 1940s, Anil Biswas rarely used full-throated playback singers like Shamshad Begum, Zeenat Begum, Zohrabai Ambalewaali, Munawwar Sultana etc. This is based on my listening many songs composed by Anil Biswas during the last about one decade. To check my ‘hypothesis’, I glanced through all the songs composed by Anil Biswas which have been tagged under his name in our Blog. In addition, I went through a couple of websites on Hindi film songs and my excel-sheets of songs for the period 1931-50, partially taken from HFGK. The main conclusions of my ad-hoc research are as under:

  1. Zeenat Begum and Munawwar Sultana did not sing for Anil Biswas though both of them had shifted to Mumbai sometime in 1944.
  2. Although Shamshad Begum had shifted to Mumbai along with the musical team of Ghulam Haider in 1942, Anil Biswas gave her chance to sing under his music direction for the first time in the film ‘Bhook’ (1947).
  3. Anil Biswas took Zohrabai Ambalewaali for the first time in the film ‘Gramophone Singer’ (1938) followed by ‘Hum Tum Aur Woh’ (1938). After a gap of nearly 9 years, she got a chance to sing for him in ‘Naiyya’ (1947) which happened to be her last film with Anil Biswas as a playback singer.
  4. Ameerbai Karnataki and Anil Biswas started their musical career almost simultaneously in Mumbai during 1935-36 and she sang for him in a couple of films as an actor-singer. But as a playback singer, she got a chance to sing under the music direction of Anil Biswas for the first time in ‘Kismet’ (1943). With the popularity of her songs in this film, Ameerbai Karnataki became one of the topmost playback singers of Hindi films.

Based on the discography of Anil Biswas as a music director, I have attempted to get the reasons as to why he did not utilize or sparingly utilized the singers listed above under his music direction. In my view, there are three main reasons for this.

  1. In most of the films for which Anil Biswas was the music director during 1936-1942, there were actor-singers like Sardar Akhtar, Husn Bano, Sitara Devi, Bibbo, Wahidan Bai, Jyoti, Maya Banerjee, Nalini Jaywant etc who sang for themselves. Whenever, Anil Biswas was in need of additional playback singer, he mostly relied on Rajkumari Dubey.
  1. During 1942-48, Anil Biswas mainly relied on his sister, Parul Ghosh, Hamida Bano, Meena Kapoor and Geeta Roy (later Dutt) as playback singers in addition to actor-singer Suraiya. From 1948 onwards, Lata Mangeshkar became his main playback singer.
  1. It is quite likely that Anil Biswas did not find full-throated singers suitable for singing his musical compositions which were mostly soft melodies.

I am presenting today, a fun song, “Ye Haseenon Ke Mele Albele” sung by Geeta Roy (later Dutt) and Shamshad Begum – a mix of husky and high-throated voices. The song is from the film ‘Bhookh’ (1947). The song is written by Dr Safdar Aah Sitapuri which is set to music by Anil Biswas. This is the first film in which Shamshad Begum sang under the music direction of Anil Biswas. Also, this is the first duet song of Geeta Dutt and Shamshad Begum.

‘Bhookh’ (1947) is the maiden film produced and directed by Dr Safdar Aah Sitapuri. The star cast includes Sheikh Mukhtar and Husna in the lead roles supported by Kanhaiyalal, Agha, Laddan, Narmada Shankar, Abu Baker, Ghulam Hussain, Miss Kiran etc. It is a debut film for Husna and Miss Kiran. From the advertisement of the film, it appears that the film is about tackling the hunger – a theme which had come into the focus of Hindi film industry in the backdrop of Bengal famine during World War II. Films like ‘Neecha Nagar’ (1946) and ’Dharti Ke Laal’ (1946) had already covered this theme.

Anil Biswas and Dr Safdar Aah Sitapuri had worked together for 15 years in 15 films with a break during 1943-44 when Anil Biswas shifted to the Bombay Talkies. As a lyricist, Safdar Aah Sitapuri worked with Anil Biswas for the first time in ‘Comrades’ (1939) followed by ‘Alladdin’ (1940) and ‘Aurat’ (1940). They worked together for the last time in ‘Maan’ (1954) which he also directed. Thereafter, he returned to teaching Urdu literature in his university and published books like ‘Amir Khusro Bhaisiyat Hindi Shaayar’, ‘Rubiyaat-e-Zamzama’(1963), ‘Meer Aur Meeryaat’ (1972), ‘Tulsidas Aur Ramcharitmanas’ (1977).

Enjoy this light-hearted fun song.

Song – Ye Haseenon Ke Mele Albele (Bhookh) (1947) Singer – Geeta Roy, Shamshad Begum, Lyrics – Dr Safdar Aah Sitapuri , MD – Anil Biswas
Geeta Dutt + Shamshad Begum

Lyrics

ye haseenon ke mele albele
ye haseenon ke mele albele
ye haseenon ke mele albele
ye haseenon ke mele albele
kaho kaisi kahi
ek dil haaye haaye
ek dil aur laakhon jhamele
ek dil aur laakhon jhamele..ae
ek dil aur laakhon jhamele
kaho kaisi kahi
ye haseenon ke mele albele
ye haseenon ke mele albele
ye haseenon ke mele albele
ye haseenon ke mele albele
 
rasiya jobna pe aankhon se maare
rasiya jobna pe aankh se maare
ye pukaara ki ho ja mere pyaare
ye pukaara
ye pukaara ki ho ja mere pyaare
main angootha dikha ke boli ye le
main angootha dikha ke boli ye le
kaho kaisi kahi
ye haseenon ke mele albele
ye haseenon ke mele albele
ye haseenon ke mele albele
ye haseenon ke mele albele
 
achchi soorat pe marna na aaya aa
achchi soorat pe marna na aaya
tumko to pyaar karna na aaya
tumko to pyaar karna na aaya
saiyaan ban jaao aake mere chele
saiyaan ban jaao aake mere chele
kaho kaisi kahi
ye haseenon ke mele albele
ye haseenon ke mele albele
ye haseenon ke mele albele
ye haseenon ke mele albele
kaho kaisi rahi

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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ये हसीनों के मेले अलबेले
ये हसीनों के मेले अलबेले
ये हसीनों के मेले अलबेले
ये हसीनों के मेले अलबेले
कहो कैसी कही
एक दिल हाय हाय
एक दिल और लाखों झमेले
एक दिल और लाखों झमेले
एक दिल और लाखों झमेले
कहो कैसी कही
ये हसीनों के मेले अलबेले
ये हसीनों के मेले अलबेले
ये हसीनों के मेले अलबेले
ये हसीनों के मेले अलबेले

रसिया जोबना पे आँखों से मारे
रसिया जोबना पे आँख से मारे
ये पुकारे के हो जा मेरे प्यारे
ये पुकारे
ये पुकारे के हो जा मेरे प्यारे
मैं अंगूठा दिखा के बोली ये ले
मैं अंगूठा दिखा के बोली ये ले
कहो कैसी कही
ये हसीनों के मेले अलबेले
ये हसीनों के मेले अलबेले
ये हसीनों के मेले अलबेले
ये हसीनों के मेले अलबेले

अच्छी सूरत पे मरना ना आया
अच्छी सूरत पे मरना ना आया
तुमको तो प्यार करना ना आया
तुमको तो प्यार करना ना आया
सैंया बन जाओ आ के मेरे चेले
सैंया बन जाओ आ के मेरे चेले
कहो कैसी कही
ये हसीनों के मेले अलबेले
ये हसीनों के मेले अलबेले
ये हसीनों के मेले अलबेले
ये हसीनों के मेले अलबेले
कहो कैसी रही


This article is written by Sudhir, 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 sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day : 3608 Post No. : 14391

Mohammed Rafi – Duets – ‘अ’  से  ‘ह’ तक  (From ‘अ’ to ‘ह’) – 12
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‘च’ – चाँदनी छिटकी हुई है मुस्कुराती रात है ॰ ॰ ॰

तुम तो दिल के तार छेड़ कर ॰ ॰ ॰

The songs that you have rendered, the legacy that you have left behind, it strums the strings of the heart and brings unfettered pleasure to the listening mind. The treasure is limitless, and yet limited. Limitless – that we can hear them over and over again, and the listening pleasure multiplies. And yes, limited too – for we know now, what we have is what it is; there will be additions to this treasure no more.

Continuing with this delightful series of duets of Rafi Sb. We skip the ‘ङ’ letter in the alphbet – no meaningful words start with this letter and so no songs starting with it either.

We now come on to the next letter ‘‘. And to this delightful song from almost seven decades back. The film is from 1950 – a time when the companion singer was still known as Geeta Roy. The film is ‘Hamaara Ghar’. A wonderful chhaayageet song which comes from the pen of Anjum. The lyricists name appears as such; most likely this is the same person as Anjum Jaipuri. The melody comes from the mind of Chitragupt, a creator of many an unforgettable track.

The film is produced under the banner of Hindustan Chitra and is directed by Nanabhai Bhatt. The cast of actors is listed as Durga Khote, Umakant, Veera, Agha, Meena Kumari, Geeta Bose, David, Jankidas, Ramesh Gupta, Yashodhara Katju. I cannot with certainty make any guess about the lead pair of the film. I request knowledgeable readers and friends to please add more information about this film and this song.

The film has seven songs, two of which are already showcased here on our blog. Here is the third song from this film. Think 1950, and think melody – the queen. A delightful duet. Enjoy.

 

Song – Chaandni Chhitki Hui Hai Muskuraati Raat Hai (Hamaara Ghar) (1950) Singer – Geeta Roy, Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics – Anjum, MD – Chitragupt
Mohammed Rafi + Geeta Dutt

Lyrics

chaandni chhitki hui hai
muskuraati raat hai
chaandni chhitki hui hai
muskuraati raat hai
ek chanda aasmaan par
ik hamaare saath hai
ek chanda aasmaan par
ik hamaare saath hai

tumko kya dekhen sitaaro
tum puraane ho chuke
tumko kya dekhen sitaaro
tum puraane ho chuke
hum to un ko dekhte hain
jo hamaare ho chuke
jo hamaare ho chuke
dil se dil ki baat hai
ek chanda aasmaan par
ik hamaare saath hai

jhoomte hain aaj armaan
hans rahi hai zindagi
jhoomte hain aaj armaan
hans rahi hai zindagi
dil to pehle hi miley the
mil gai taqdeer bhi
mil gai taqdeer bhi
aji haath mein ab haath hai
ek chanda aasmaan par
ik hamaare saath hai

ik naya jeevan hai paaya
ik nai duniya basi
ik naya jeevan hai paaya
ik nai duniya basi
mil gayi hai do dilon ko
saari duniya ki khushi
saari duniya ki khushi
kya niraali baat hai
ek chanda aasmaan par
ik hamaare saath hai

chaandni chhitki hui hai
muskuraati raat hai
ek chanda aasmaan par
ik hamaare saath hai

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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चाँदनी छिटकी हुई है
मुस्कुराती रात है
चाँदनी छिटकी हुई है
मुस्कुराती रात है
एक चंदा आसमान पर
इक हमारे साथ है
एक चंदा आसमान पर
इक हमारे साथ है

तुमको क्या देखें सितारो
तुम पुराने हो चुके
तुमको क्या देखें सितारो
तुम पुराने हो चुके
हम तो उनको देखते हैं
जो हमारे हो चुके
जो हमारे हो चुके
दिल से दिल की बात है
एक चंदा आसमान पर
इक हमारे साथ है

झूमते हैं आज अरमां
हंस रही है ज़िंदगी
झूमते हैं आज अरमां
हंस रही है ज़िंदगी
दिल तो पहले ही मिले थे
मिल गई तक़दीर भी
मिल गई तक़दीर भी
अजी हाथ में अब हाथ है
एक चंदा आसमान पर
इक हमारे साथ है

इक नया जीवन है पाया
नयी दुनिया बसी
इक नया जीवन है पाया
इक नयी दुनिया बसी
मिल गई है दो दिलों को
सारी दुनिया की खुशी
सारी दुनिया की खुशी
क्या निराली बात है
एक चंदा आसमान पर
इक हमारे साथ है

चाँदनी छिटकी हुई है
मुस्कुराती रात है
एक चंदा आसमान पर
इक हमारे साथ है


This article is written by Sudhir, 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 sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day : 3500 Post No. : 14064

3500 – a good number to be. It is divisible by 7. Gives us 500.

Lets take a stock of the major numbers.

We complete 3500 days – unbroken sequence (almost 😉 ).
500 weeks.
14,000+ songs.

And, for the ticker watchers, we are just going to touch 10,100,000 visits to this blog.

In terms of artist stats, some very interesting total numbers,

486 – Music Directors + 109 posts with [*Unattributed] MD status
659 – Lyricists + 402 posts with [*Unattributed] Lyricist status
870 – Singers + 93 posts with unidentified singer names

Keeping out the unattributed and the unidentified, we are managing a whopping total of 2015 unique artists

I have written this phrase before. Our blog is history in the making – history of Hindi film music – one song at a time.

In terms if format, in terms of depth of content, in terms of dealing earnestly and critically with the subject matter, this blog is unique and without any peers. We are close to completing 10 years. Even now, we periodically get to see reader’s comments that tell about recently having discovered this hallowed destination on the internet, and what a fantastic treasure they have encountered. In fact, we have one such comment that came in today, just about four and a half hours ago. Paraphrasing from the text of this comment, a new reader Jayant Raleraskar writes that “. . . that’s a Great contribution indeed. In fact I am a new visitor to Atulsong. Of course I am enjoying and getting nice information as well.” Today, 3500 days after its inception, we still continue to get new readers who are impressed enough to leave such a heartening and an encouraging comment.

And the march continues. Ah yes, it is the next coming month also; but I refer to the dogged insistent forward journey that has been in progress for 3500 days today. The pun is on the word March. By the way, are you familiar with the best pun on ‘March’. It is a tiny two liner

“Can February March?
No, but April May.”

😀  😀  😀

Great journey so far. A grand motley crew of loving friends assembled on the bandwagon. And on towards the horizon – many a thousand more stations still to be covered on this beat. Maybe someone may ask us some day – why we do it? Brings to mind a similar incident from the mountaineering past. George Mallory, the famed young British climber who was part of the first three (unsuccessful) expeditions to conquer Mt Everest, in the 1920s. Mallory is famously quoted as having replied to the question “Why did you want to climb Mount Everest?” with the retort “Because it’s there”, which has been called “the most famous three words ever in mountaineering”.

Well, I think our answer may not be limited to these three words. The answer by us would be – “Because it is there, and we love it”.  🙂 🙂

And on this journey, we continue to discover, almost on a daily basis, something new and surprising about the Hindi film music.

Take today’s song for example. Yesterday when Atul ji and I exchanged emails about today being the 3500th daily anniversary of this endeavor, I thought about it, and then started searching for a song with the word ‘hazaar’ in it. After checking out a few examples, I settled on this song for this post today.

ek shama hai mehfil mein
parwaane hazaaron hain

or if I may take some poetic latitude here, I would like to surmise as

ek asad hai internet mein
padhne waale hazaaron hain

And the other reason I picked this song – aah well, I am sure some of you may have already guessed. Going thru the lyrics of this Geeta Dutt beauty from 1952, folks will find a suspicious shadow falling on to another iconic song from three decades later. Yes, I refer to the famous song from ‘Umrao Jaan’ (1981) –

in aankhon ki masti ke
mastaane hazaaron hain

In fact, not just mastaane, but also deewaane and maikhaane. Just take away the music and map the lyrics. I think we may have hit upon the original song that ‘inspired’ the famous hit song of ‘Umrao Jaan’.

The 1952 film ‘Baghdad’ is produced by JB Lulla, under the banner of Falcon Films, Bombay and is directed by Nanabhai Bhatt. The star cast is listed as Ranjan, Bharti, Yashodhara Katju, Anwar, Veera, Kamal, Samson, S Nazeer, Kanta, Nagpal, Anant Prabhu, Bhupen Kapoor, Habib, Sabu (Tattoo), and Bhagwan. The eight songs of this film are penned by Raja Mehdi Ali Khan, and the music is by Bulo C Rani.

Congratulations once again to all – milestones galore. Happy 3500th to all.

Song – Ek Shama Hai Mehfil Mein Parwaane Hazaaron Hain  (Baghdad) (1952) Singer – Geeta Roy, Lyrics – Raja Mehdi Ali Khan, MD – Bulo C Rani

Lyrics

ek shama hai mehfil mein
parwaane hazaaron hain
parwaane hazaaron hain
wo naina hoon main jiske
wo naina hoon main jiske
deewaane hazaaron hain
ek shama
ek shama

har aankh mein ghar mera
har aankh mein ghar mera
har dil ko talab meri
har dil ko talab meri
har dil ko talab meri
but ek hoon main lekin
but ek hoon main lekin
butkhaane hazaaron hain
butkhaane hazaaron hain
ek shama
ek shama

paimaane mohabbat ke
uth jhoom
uth jhoom jhoom ke pee le
pee le
pee le
in masti bhari aankhon mein
in masti bhari aankhon mein
maikhaane hazaaron hain
maikhaane hazaaron hain
ek shama
ek shama

ek shama hai mehfil mein
parwaane hazaaron hain
parwaane hazaaron hain
ek shama
ek shama
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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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एक शमा है महफिल में
परवाने हजारों हैं
परवाने हजारों हैं
वो नैना हूँ मैं जिसके
वो नैना हूँ मैं जिसके
दीवाने हजारों हैं
एक शमा
एक शमा

हर आँख में घर मेरा
हर आँख में घर मेरा
हर दिल को तलब मेरी
हर दिल को तलब मेरी
हर दिल को तलब मेरी
बुत एक हूँ मैं लेकिन
बुत एक हूँ मैं लेकिन
बुतखाने हजारों हैं
बुतखाने हजारों हैं
एक शमा
एक शमा

पैमाने मोहब्बत के
उठ झूम
उठ झूम झूम के पी ले
पी ले
पी ले
इन मस्ती भरी आँखों में
इन मस्ती भरी आँखों में
मैखाने हजारों हैं
मैखाने हजारों हैं
एक शमा
एक शमा

एक शमा है महफिल में
परवाने हजारों हैं
परवाने हजारों हैं
एक शमा
एक शमा


This article is written by Sudhir, 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 sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day : 3493 Post No. : 14038

Mohammed Rafi – Duets – ‘अ’  से  ‘ह’ तक  (From ‘अ’ to ‘ह’) – 4
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/‘ई’/

‘उ’ – उठो बुलबुलों तोड़ दो तीलियाँ

दिल की आवाज़ भी सुन॰ ॰ ॰

वो अगर चे सुन सकते, हम तो सुनाते ही रहते॰ ॰ ॰

But now, the voice has gone to distant lands unknown, where our call will not reach, and his voice will not come back again. It seems like a thing of yesterday that I saw him perform live on Doordarshan; or that I read about another award in the Filmfare magazine, that he had stood up and walked up to receive. The mind simply does not believe that he has not been with us mortals for the past almost four decades. कहाँ से ले के आएँ, अपने बूते की बात नहीं॰ ॰ ॰ दिल को ही समझाना पड़ता है।

Moving forward with the series of duets – I have to skip ‘ई’ because no duet song starting with this vowel is available. So I come to ‘उ’, as the starting letter for today’s song.

As I was searching for such a song, I came across this song from ‘Khaamosh Sipaahi’ of 1950, and I listened to it in complete amazement. And I listened to it again and again, and again. The composition by Hansraj Behl – it is so unique and so different, that I wonder whether such an arrangement has been attempted in any other songs.

The leading voices in this ‘duet’ song are of Rafi Sb and Geeta Roy/Dutt. But the entire song is arranged as a chorus song. The individual voices of the lead singers are not heard separately even once. There are lines by the chorus of male voices, and there lines by the chorus of female voices, and then there are lines by chorus of male plus female voices. The beauty and the redeeming feature of this singing is how the various voices have been arranged. When the male chorus is heard, then Rafi Sb’s voice is very clearly discernible a little above the chorus of male voices. When the female chorus is heard, then Geeta Roy’s voice is clearly discernible a little above the chorus on female voices.

I am not able to immediately recall another song which has been arranged with such meticulous attention to the sound of the lead voices in a chorus of voices. Really beautifully done.

And the words by DN Madhok Sb, they simply take one along with the emotions of an army preparing for battle. Yes, that is right, this song has been designed as a slow paced marching song of the warriors.

I have no information about this film – ‘Khamosh Sipahi’, and I request our more knowledgeable friends and readers to please add more information about this film and the picturization of this song. But the words indicate that it is a song that is exhorting people for a struggle. Given the time period (1950), it would seem that the song is urging the warriors, either for the freedom struggle or maybe the first invasion of Kashmir by Pakistani marauders (in 1948). Maybe it is the freedom struggle – the refrain of the song is

utho bulbulo
tod do teeliaan

The words are urging the timid and frail nightingale birds, to rise and break the ‘teeliaan’. This word ‘teeliaan’ here refers to the wooden twigs or splinters that are used to make cages for small birds.

The song, slow paced as it is, it still has a very exhilarating effect on the mind and the heart. The slow pace is almost a haunting that takes over the mind. And the mind wants to listen to this sound again and again. Such a wonderful creation – and I would lay all the kudos on Hansraj Behl for the composition, the arrangement  of the minimal music, and such a beautiful play of chorus voices entwined around the lead voices – it is simply amazing. There is some leading violin music, but after that when the singing starts, there simply is no music except for a very low rhythm of drum beats. The entire creation is so enchanting.

Just listen to this, and be amazed.

PS: There is one word in the lyrics of the first antaraa, that I am not sure that I have got it correct. Maybe it is, maybe the meaning fits in, or maybe not. I request other readers to please help confirm or correct this word. 🙂

Audio

Song – Utho Bulbulo Tod Do Teeliyaan (Khamosh Sipaahi) (1950) Singer – Geeta Roy/Dutt, Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics – DN Madhok, MD – Hansraj Behl
Mohammed Rafi + Male Chorus
Geeta Roy/Dutt + Female Chorus
Rafi + Geeta + All Chorus

Lyrics

utho bulbulo
tod to teeliaan
kahaan qaid thandi hawaayen kahaan
utho bulbulo
tod to teeliaan
kahaan qaid thandi hawaayen kahaan
utho bulbulo

tumhaare liye abr ghir ghir ke aaye
abr ghir ghir ke aaye
khushi jholion mein wo bhar bhar ke laaye
wo bhar bhar ke laaye
wo bhoola hua phir banega samaan
utho bulbulo
tod to teeliaan
kahaan qaid thandi hawaayen kahaan
utho bulbulo

himaala ne tum ko pukaara hai aao
pukaara hai aao
meri chotiyon par wohi geet gaao
meri chotiyon par wohi geet gaao
ke sun kar dehal jaaye saara jahaan
utho bulbulo
tod to teeliaan
kahaan qaid thandi hawaayen kahaan
utho bulbulo

mujhe khabr hai par kate hain tumhaare
par kate hain tumhaare
utho waqt deta hai tum ko ishaare
ho tum ko ishaare
gaya waqt phir jaa ke aaye kahaan
utho bulbulo
utho bulbulo
utho bulbulo

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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उठो बुलबुलो
तोड़ दो तीलियाँ
कहाँ क़ैद ठंडी हवाएँ कहाँ
उठो बुलबुलो
तोड़ दो तीलियाँ
कहाँ क़ैद ठंडी हवाएँ कहाँ
उठो बुलबुलो

तुम्हारे लिए अब्र घिर घिर के आए
अब्र घिर घिर के आए
खुशी झोलियों में वो भर भर के लाये
वो भर भर के लाये
वो भूला हुआ फिर बनेगा समां
उठो बुलबुलो
तोड़ दो तीलियाँ
कहाँ क़ैद ठंडी हवाएँ कहाँ
उठो बुलबुलो

हिमाला ने तुमको पुकारा है आओ
पुकारा है आओ
मेरी चोटियों पर वही गीत गाओ
मेरी चोटियों पर वही गीत गाओ
के सुन कर दहल जाये सारा जहान्
उठो बुलबुलो
तोड़ दो तीलियाँ
कहाँ क़ैद ठंडी हवाएँ कहाँ
उठो बुलबुलो

मुझे खबर है पर कटे हैं तुम्हारे
पर कटे हैं तुम्हारे
उठो वक़्त देता है तुमको इशारे
हो तुमको इशारे
गया वक़्त फिर जा के आए कहाँ
उठो बुलबुलो
उठो बुलबुलो
उठो बुलबुलो


This article is written by Sudhir, 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 sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Remembering Geeta Dutt.

She passed away 45 years ago on 20th July in 1972, brining to close a tumultuous and tragic life, all of 41 years. A voice that held so much promise, and yes, she gave too, so many wonderful gems to remember her by. Just going by the numbers – the decade of 1950s carries close to 850 songs sung by her. And then, in the 1960s, she has recorded less than hundred. And the majority of them belonging to the first half of the decade.
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This article is written by Sudhir, 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 sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

It has been full three years almost to the day, that the last song of this music director was posted here on this blog. After three long years, we have another post with a song composed by this maverick composer whose quality of music is exemplary, but the quality of his social interface left a lot to be desired. Uncompromising to the last, he managed to do a lot less work, than he could have. A tale of regrets all the way, for himself, and for his fans – that we were bereft of more of his creativity.

Remembering Sajjaad Husain on the anniversary of his birth today (15th June).
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This article is written by Sudhir, 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 sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Shyamlal Babu Rai, who wrote endearing gems in the golden era of melody, such as “Bade Armaanon Se Rakha Hai Balam Teri Kasam”, and also popular hits for the new generation in the 1970s, such as “Aap Jaisa Koi Meri Zindagi Mein Aaye, To Baat Ban Jaaye”, had started his career back in the 1946 with two completely obscure and now unknown films – ‘Double Face’ and ‘Jungle Ki Pukaar’.  Information about these films is not easily traceable, and neither have the songs of these films have surfaced so far.

Remembering Indeewar, song writer par excellence, on the anniversary of his passing away today (27th Feb).
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