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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 :

5312 Post No. : 17414

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2013-2023) – Song No. 15
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Today’s song for under the ‘blog ten year challenge 2013-2023’ is from the movie “Safar-1946”.

Six songs from six movies were posted on the blog ten years ago on this date ( on 2 February 2013) as per details given below.

Song Title Name of the movie (Year) Remarks
Kehke bhi na aaye tum Safar(1946) 08 of 10 songs posted
Jhoom rahi baaghon mein Yateem(1945) 04 of 08 songs posted
Jhukti hai duniya jhukaanewaala chaahiye Sagaai(1951) All songs posted
Jalen jalaanewaale hamko jaise mombatti Chilman(1949) 04 of 10 songs posted
Ye college ka zamaana ye hansnaa hasaanaa College Girl(1960 All songs posted
Hum na kabhi honge judaa Phir Janam Lenge Ham(1977) 01 of 06 songs posted

From the above details we can see that out of six movies represented on the blog on 2nd February’2013, only two movies have been YIPPEED on the blog so far.

The four movies eligible for song presentation today are ‘Safar-1946’, ‘Yateem-1945’, Chilman-1949’ and ‘Phir Janam Lenge Ham-1977’.

In this post I am presenting a song from the movie ‘Safar-1946’.

“Safar-1946” was directed by B. Mitra for ‘Filmistan Limited’.

It had Shobha, Kanu Roy, V.H. Desai, S.L. Puri, Rajendra, Chandrika, Harun, Mumtaz Banu, Satyanarayan and others.

This movie had ten songs – all written by Gopal Singh Nepali. Music for this movie ‘Safar-1946’ was composed by C. Ramchandra.

Here is the list of songs in this movie :-

SNo Song Title Singer/s Posted On
01 Kabhi chupke se ratiyaa mein Shamshad, Chitalkar 12.01.2019
02 Nazar bachaana baabu ji Binapani, Chitlakar 05.01.2016
03 Zara keh do, keh do Not mentioned
04 Main to pyaar karoon piyaa Binapani Mukherji 07.07.2013
05 Dil jo diya kehne lage aaj na Naseem Akhtar 29.11.2018
06 Ab wo hamaare ho gaye Mohd Rafi 27.11.2009
07 Kabhi yaad kar ke Binapani, Chitlakar 08.02.2015
08 Kehke bhi na aaye tum Mohd Rafi 02.02.2013
09 Ab kal ki baat banaa le Binapani Mukherji
10 Chhoti sethhaani ji Binapani, Chitlakar 08.11.2016

From the above table we can see that as many as eight songs from this movie ‘Safar-1946’ have been posted on the blog. This movie is just two songs short of the ‘Yippeeee’. But it must be said that the last song from this movie was covered more than four years ago.

Today we are presenting the ninth song from this movie on the blog.

Today’s song is sung by Binapani Mukherji. Lyrics are by Gopal Singh Nepali and music is composed by C. Ramchandra.

Lyrics for this song were sent by Prakashchandra.


Song-Ab kal ki baat bana le re (Safar)(1946) Singer-Binapani Mukherjee, Lyrics-Gopal Singh Nepali, MD-C Ramchandra

Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra)

ab kal ki
ab kal ki baat banaa le re
jo beeti beet gayi ee
jo beeti beet gayi ee ee
mil ke ae
milke bichhde bichhde hi miley
duniyaa ki reet yahi ee
duniyaa ki reet yahi ee

armaanon ne mahal banaayaa aa
ummeedon ne baagh lagaayaa
aa aa aa
armaanon ne mahal banaayaa aa
ummeedon ne baagh lagaayaa
per jab aandhi chali
per jab aandhi chali
to udd baalu ki bheet gayi
baalu ki bheet gayee
ab kal ki
ab kal ki baat banaa le re
jo beeti beet gayi ee ee
jo beeti beet gayi ee

jo pyaar kare so dard sahe ae ae ae
jo pyaar kare so dard sahe
dil to unkaa ho kar hi rahe ae ae
pyaalaa zehar kaa pee kar bhi
Meera hi jeet gayi ee
pyaalaa zehar kaa pee kar bhi
Meera hi jeet gayi ee
Meera hi jeet gayi ee
ab kal ki
ab kal ki baat banaa ley re
jo beeti beet gayi ee
jo beeti beet gayi ee

patthar ki khadi deewaaron se
dariyaa ki rawaanee
ruk naa sake ae
taqdeer kisi ki laakh kare
aazaad jawaani
jhuk naa sake ae
jal jal ke
jal jal ke sonaa kharaa bane
dukh seh ke preet nayee ee
dukh seh ke preet nayee ee
ab kal ki
ab kal ki baat banaa ley re
jo beeti beet gayi ee ee
jo beeti beet gayi ee


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Blog Day :

4995 Post No. : 16890

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2012-2022) – Song No. 34
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This date ten years ago (viz 22 March 2012) saw six songs rom six different movie getting covered in the blog. Here are the details:-

Blog Post number Song Movie (Year) Remarks
5673 Dil yaad mein kisi ki zara rone laga re Begam(1945) 4 songs covered so far out of 9
5674 Raahi chal sambhal sambhal kar Detective (1958) 7 songs covered out of 8 so far. Final song not available
5675 Baaten kahin aur banaao Batwaara(1961) Movie YIPPEED by now
5676 Jawaab de ya na de bewafa salaam to le Bambai Ka Chor (1962) Movie YIPPEED by now
5677 Yahaan main ajnabi hoon Jab Jab Phool Khile(1965) Movie YIPPEED by now
5678 Mere soone jeewan ka aasraa hai tu Aasraa (1966) Movie YIPPEED by now

Four out of 5 movies whose songs were covered on this day ten years ago have since been YIPPEED. Another movie is conditionally YIPPEED because one remaining song of the movie is not available.

That leaves us with only one movie that is eligible for Blog Ten Year Challenge today on 22 March 2022.

This movie is “Begam”(1945).

“Begam”(1945) was directed by Sushil Majumdar for Tajmahal Pictures, Bombay. It had Naseem Bano, Ashok Kumar, V H Desai, Vikram Kapoor, Prabha, Puri, Raj Biswas, Harun, Mehar Bano, Sharda, Indu etc in it.

The movie had nine songs in it. Five of these songs have been covered in the blog in the past.

Here is the sixth song from “Begam”(1945). The song is sung by Naseem Bano. Gpal Singh Nepali is the lyricist. Music is composed by Hari Prasanna Das.

Only the audio of the song is available. It is clear that the song was picturised on Naseem Bano herself.

Lyrics of the song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

audio link:

Song-Aayi jawaani pagli aayi re (Begam)(1945) Singer-Naseem Bano, Lyrics-Gopal Singh Nepali, MD-Hari Prasanna Das

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

aayi jawaani pagli aayi rey ae
aayi
aayi jawaani pagli aayi rey aey ae aayi
aayi jawaani pagli aayi rey
ho o o o o
duniyaa ne lee angdaayee rey
hho aayee
aayi jawaani pagli aayi rey

aankhein karti hain dil se baatein
haan dil se baatein
aankhein karti hain dil se baatein
haan dil se baatein
hanstey hain din aur gaati hain raatein
hanstey hain din aur gaati hain raatein
chor nigaahein chupke chupkey ae ae
chor nigaahein chhupke chhupke
ho o o oo
ghooghat mein sharmaayee rey ho o
aayi jawaani pagli aayi rey ae ae ae
aayi
aayi jawaani pagli aayi rey aey ae ae

masti mein chaar chaand lagaati hain ghataayein aen aen
hoo ooo oo ho o o
masti mein chaar chaand lagaati hain ghataayein aen
ho o o o ho o o
ho loriyaan deti hain inn aankhon ko hawaayein
hoo ooo oo ho o o o
hho loriyaan dethi hain inn aankhon ko hawaayein
hoo ooo oo hho o
ho o o dil mein umangein chhaayee rey aey ae ae
dil mein umangein chhaayee rey ho o o
duniyaa ne lee angdaayee rey
ho aayi
aayi jawaani pagli aayi rey ae
aayi jawaani pagli aayi rey aey ae ae


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Blog Day :

4985 Post No. : 16871

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2012-2022) – Song No. 29
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This date ten years ago (viz 12 March 2012) was a “lean” day by the standards of the blog those days. “Only” four songs were covered on that day. Here are the details of the songs :-

Blog post number song Movie (Year) Remarks
5627 Achcha jee maaf kar do Musaafirkhaana(1955) Movie YIPPEED by now
5628 Hai zindagi itni haseen Apsara(1961) 5 songs covered out of 18 by now
5629 Milti hai agar nazron se nazar Do Dilon Ki Daastaan(1966) 77 songs covered out of 8
5630 Ye parda hata do Ek Phool Do Maali(1969) Movie YIPPEED by now

One can notice that two movies (out of four) whose songs were covered ten years ago on this date have since been YIPPEED. Taht leaves us with two movies whose spngs can be covered as blog ten year challenge today (12 march 2022).

“Apsara”(1961) is one of the movies. This movie was directed by V M Vyas for Chitralaya Bombay. the movie had Padmini, Pradeep Kumar, Nirupa Roy, Daljeet, Nayana, Anwar, B.M.Vyas, Maruti etc in it.

The movie had a whopping 18 songs in it. five songs have been covered so far.

Here is the sixth song from “Apsara”(1961) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Suman Kalyanpur. Gopal Singh Nepali is the lyricist. Music is composed by Husnlal Bhagatram.

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

Lyrics of the song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.


Song-Chhup chhup ke chale aao kabhi chaand ho na ho (Apsara)(1961) singer-Suman Kalyanpur, Lyrics-Gopal Singh Nepali, MD-Husnlal Bhagatram

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

chhup chhupke chaley aao
kabhi chaand ho na ho
chhup chhupke chaley aao
kabhi chaand ho na ho
dil hamne de diyaa hai
tumhein yaad ho na ho o
yaad ho na ho o
chhup chhupke chaley aao

poonam ki dhuli raat hai
dil beqaraar hai ae
ho o o ho o ho o o
poonam ki dhuli raat hai
dil beqaraar hai
bechain sitaaron ko teraa intezaar hai
bechain sitaaron ko teraa intezaar hai
teraa intezaar hai
phir pyaar se ye chaandni aabaad ho na ho
dil hamne de diyaa hai
tumhein yaad ho na ho o
yaad ho na ho o
chhup chhupke chaley aao

aazaad hawaaon mein pali phool ki kali..eee
ho o o ho o ho o o ho o
aazaad hawaaon mein pali phool ki kali
aakar basi hai aaj tere pyaar ki gali
aakar basi hai aaj tere pyaar ki gali
tere pyaar ki gali
mil jaao ke phir zindagi aazaad ho na ho
dil hamne de diyaa hai
tumhein yaad ho na ho o
yaad ho na ho o
chhup chhupke chaley aao

lagtaa hai ke bas aa rahey ho
aa rahey ho tum
ho o o ho o ho o o
lagtaa hai ke bas aa rahey ho
aa rahey ho tum
raahon ke har chiraag ko
chamkaa rahey ho tum
raahon ke har chiraag ko
chamkaa rahey ho tum
chamkaa rahey ho tum
ye khwaab mazedaar hai
tumhein yaad ho na ho
dil hamne de diyaa hai
tumhein yaad ho na ho o
yaad ho na ho o
chhupp chhupke chaley aao o


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.

Blog Day :

4920 Post No. : 16748

Today’s song is a rare song by Meena Mangeshkar from the film Aabroo-1956.

Meena Mangeshkar is the number two of the 4 Mangeshkar sisters – Lata, Meena, Asha and Usha, with the youngest sibling being their brother Hridaynath. Meena was born on 8-9-1931 to Master Deenanath Mangeshkar and wife Shevanti. Like other sisters, Meena too got education in Music from her father and other experts, but she never entered the film line for singing, because she got married to Vasant Khadikar, a businessman, quite early as per prevailing norms those days. By the way, Meena is the only one among the 4 sisters to have been married to a single person throughout her life. Lata and Usha never got married while Asha was the most experienced. She had 3 Life partners. Meena lost her husband in 2011. She has a son-Yogesh and a daughter-Rachana.

Although, Meena sang very well and she had a good singing voice, she did not do much work in Hindi films. In all, she sang only 12 songs in 10 Hindi films, namely Annadata-52, Farmaish-53, Pilpili Saheb-54, Chandni Chowk-54, Patrani-56, Aabroo-56, Mother India-57, Gateway of India-57, Arpan aka Anjali-57 and Iss paar ya uss paar-1990. She gave music to 1 Hindi film-Kanoon ka shikar-1978. Her assistant was Anil Mohile.

Out of her 12 songs, the Blog Statistics show 7 songs covered, but on the Home page column only 6 songs are credited to her name. When I checked all her covered songs, I found that a song from the film Mother India-57 (Duniya mein hum aaye to jeena hi padega) is not credited to her yet. Hope this anomaly will be corrected soon.

Film Aabroo was made in 1943, 1956 and 1968 with the same title. In the 1956 film the director was Chaturbhuj Doshi and the music was by Bulo C Rani, ably assisted by C Arjun. The cast was Kamini Kaushal, Kishore Kumar, Smriti Biswas, Moti Sagar, Madan puri, Anwari, Indira Bansal, Uma Devi etc.etc.

In the Hindi film industry, there are 4 types of people.

The first type is those people, who join this industry, struggle very hard and succeed in fulfilling their dreams, for example Guru Dutt, Mehboob, Johnny Walker, Lata Mangeshkar, Mohd.Rafi etc. who are well known to all by now.

The second type of people are those who join the industry, struggle very hard ,do not succeed and leave dejected.

The third type is those people who have a filmi connection or a strong luck, who join, struggle a bit and succeed like for example, Raj Kapoor, Dev Anand, Dilip kumar, Rakesh and Rajesh Roshan, Anand Milind, Nanda, Nargis, Meena Kumari etc

And….. the fourth type is those people who join the industry, struggle very hard and succeed partly, but end up doing something else, to keep them sustaining here.

The industry is full of people of the fourth type. People who come with dreams in their eyes, but end up doing something else. People who start as a Hero in 2-3 films, settle for side roles and finally character roles, like Dev Kumar, Sujit kumar, Jeevan etc.

Not only this but we have examples where they started with something else and ended with a totally different thing and succeeded. For Example, Guru Dutt started as a Choreographer/dance Director (Lakharani-45) and ended up Actor/Director, Ashok kumar started as a Lab Technician in photography but became a great actor and Amiya Chakravarty who started as a Bangla Teacher and a Canteen Manager in Bombay Talkies, for which later he directed finest movies.

In olden days, when the Studio system was there, Artistes used to be employed on a monthly basis and they had to do whatever work was given as per their capability. For example, in Ranjit Studios over 700 people were on the rolls at one time(The Government had to open a Ration shop inside the studio premises for them) from where actors were made out of script writers and the Director wrote songs ! So people joined the industry with a mind prepared to do whatever job, just to succeed in their ambition.

MOTI SAGAR was one such person who came to the industry to become a Hero, but ended up doing sundry roles, singing songs, writing stories and scripts and producing films. He ,however, could not get great success in any of these and ended up being ‘Jack of all trades, Master of None’.

MOTI SAGAR was born in New Delhi on 16-4-1925, but graduated from Lahore. In Lahore he got interested in acting in films. Then he met Inayat Hussain and G.A. Chishti-the composers and he loved singing. He came to Bombay in 1946. His cousins Motilal, Mukesh and Tara Harish were already there in films. Harish and Motilal were established, and Mukesh was trying very hard.

Moti Sagar did a second hero’s role in MALHAR-1951.

He sang his first song under Bulo C. Rani in GUL SANOBER-53 with Kalyani. Then came Pamposh, Shikar, Deewali ki raat, Makhichoos, Jai Mahadev, Salgirah, Film hi film, and Prerana.

When he stopped getting songs and roles, he switched over to writing. He wrote stories for Badal, Lalkaar, Charas, Ram Bharose. He acted in 13 films. He directed 2 films, namely Prerana-84 and Tanya-94. He wrote songs also for the film Prerana-84. He sang 13 songs in 9 films.

When this stopped he produced 2 films Hum Tere Ashiq hai and Badal. So, Moti Sagar was an Actor, Director, Producer, Lyricist, and a Singer After 1994, he retired. He died on 14-3-1999. Preeti Sagar is his daughter. She too was a struggling singer.

The film Aabroo- 1956 was directed by Chaturbhuj Doshi. During the early era of talkie films, till the 1960s, there was a horde of Gujarati directors and producers. Bhatts, Trivedi, Thakur, Shahs, Desais, Pancholi, Doshi, Daves were some names frequently found directing various genres. Usually they specialised in certain classes and types of films. The Bhatts (Shankar and Vijay) liked to do Mythological films, Ramnik Shah handled stunt, action, fantasy films, Jayant Desai was social film oriented etc.

Chaturbhuj Doshi (1894–1969) was a Hindi and Gujarati writer-director of Indian cinema. He was one of the top Gujarati screenplay writers, who helped script stories for the Punatar productions. He is stated to be one of the leading figures who launched the Gujarati film industry with work on notable films like ‘Gunsundari’ (1948) and ‘Nanand Bhojai’ (1948). He was ‘well known’ for his family socials and had become ‘a celebrity in his own right’. He made a name for himself as a journalist initially and was referred to as the ‘famous journalist’ & publicist by Baburao Patel, editor of Filmindia.

His debut film as a director was ‘Gorakh Aya’ (1938), produced by Ranjit Movietone, though he joined Ranjit in 1929, as a scriptwriter. In 1938, he directed another film for Ranjit, a social comedy, ‘The Secretary’, and both films were box-office successes for Doshi. His forte was socials, regularly adapting stories and novels for films. He worked initially on comedies like ‘Secretary’ and ‘Musafir’ (1940), but then ‘shifted to more significant films’.

Chaturbhuj Anandji Doshi was born in 1894 in Kathiawad, Gujarat, British India. He was educated at the University of Bombay, after graduation he started work as a journalist for a daily, Hindustan (1926), working for editor Indulal Yagnik. His entry into films was working as a scenarist in the silent era for directors like Jayant Desai, Nandlal Jaswantlal & Nanubhai Vakil. He joined Ranjit Movietone in 1929, and wrote stories and screenplay for several of Ranjit films.

Film ‘Gorakh Aya’ (Gorakh has come) in 1938, was the first film directed by Doshi. It was produced by Ranjit Movietone with screenplay by Gunvantrai Acharya & dialogues by PL Santoshi. The music, termed ‘good’ , was composed by Gyan Dutt. ‘The Secretary’ (1938), was a “riotous comedy”, starring Madhuri, Trilok Kapoor. Charlie. The music was composed by Gyan Dutt, who became a regular in most of the films directed by Doshi. Musafir in 1940 was a comedy costume drama, which had Charlie playing a prince.

‘Bhakta Surdas’, a devotional film directed by Doshi in 1942, is stated to be the “most famous” of the several versions made. It starred KL Saigal and Khursheed “the singing idol(s) of millions”, winning “unprecedented popularity” everywhere.

‘Mehemaan’ (1942) starred Madhuri, Ishwarlal, Shamim and Mubarak. Music director Bulo C. Rani had come to Bombay in 1942, and joined Ranjit Studios assisting Khemchand Prakash in music direction.

Doshi helped enormously in the development of Gujarati cinema. During 1948-49 he directed three successful Gujarati films which “brought immense success to the industry”. The success of the Gujarati film ‘Kariyavar’ in 1948, directed by Chaturbhuj Doshi from a story by Shaida, called Vanzari Vav, helped establish the Gujarati film industry along with other films like ‘Vadilo Ne Vanke’ (1948) by Ram Chandra Thakur and ‘Gadono Bel’ (1950) by Ratibhai Punatar. His next Gujarati film was ‘Jesal Toral’ (1948) based on folk-lore, which proved a big box-office success. In 1949, Doshi directed another Gujarati film, ‘Vevishal’, an adaptation of Meghani’s novel of the same name.

He also wrote stories, and one of his stories ‘Pati Bhakti’ was used in the Tamil film ‘En Kanawar’ (1948) produced by Ajit Pictures, which starred the Veena maestro, Sundaram Balachander, who was also the debut director and music composer for the film. In all he directed 24 Hindi films. His last Hindi film was ‘Sanskar’ (1958). He had also written a few songs in the film ‘Maya Bazaar’ (1932).

Chaturbhuj Doshi died on 21 January 1969 in Bombay, Maharashtra, India. Filmography-

1932: Narasinh Mehta (Writer), 1934: Sitamgar (Writer), 1938: Gorakh Aya, Secretary, 1939: Adhuri Kahani, 1940: Musafir, 1941:Pardesi, Sasural, 1942: Bhakta Surdas, Dhiraj, Mehmaan, 1943: Chhoti Maa, Shankar Parvati (Director, Writer), 1944: Bhartrahari, 1945:Murti, 1946: Phulwari, 1947: Bela, Kaun Hamara, 1948: Jesal Toral, Kariyavar (Director, Writer), Sati Sone, 1949: Bhakta Puran, Vevishal, 1950: Akhand Saubhagya, Kisi Ki Yaad, Ramtaram, 1954: Aurat Teri Yahi Kahani, 1956: Aabroo, Dashera, Dassehra, 1957: Khuda Ka Banda, Shesh Naag, 1958: Sanskar, 1960: Mehndi Rang Lagyo (Writer, Lyricist).

Today’s song is the seventh and the final song of the film. Actually, this song was not available on social media or anywhere else. The famous Record Collector and Music Historian shri Girdharilal Vishwakarma ji sent me this song on my request and our Sadanand Kamath ji uploaded it for me on his You Tube Channel. I thank shri Girdharilal ji and Sadanand ji for their help. Today’s song will be Meena’s 8th song on this Blog. Now only 4 songs are remaining. They are one each from films Annadata-52, Chandni Chowk-54, Pilpili Saheb-54 ( Sapnon ki duniya mein), and Iss paar ya uss paasr-1990.

With this song, film Aabroo-56 has all its songs covered and it becomes an YIPPEE film.


Song- Hai mausam ye mastaana muskuraana dil churaana (Aabroo)(1956) Singer- Meena Mangeshkar, Lyricist- G S Nepali, MD- Bulo C Rani (Assitant C Arjun)
chorus

Lyrics

Hai mausam ye mastaana
muskuraana
dil churaana
meri taraf zara hans ke mud jaana
Hai mausam ye mastaana
muskuraana
dil churaana
meri taraf zara hans ke mud jaana

chali thhandi hawaayen to o
chali thhandi hawaayen to
belon ne khaaye hichkoley
na tum boley
na hum boley
na tum boley
na hum boley
huyi ulfat bina boley
nazar ka ye nazraana
muskuraana
dil churaana
meri taraf zara hans ke mud jaana
meri taraf zara meri taraf hans ke mud jaana

haaye
Hai mausam ye mastaana
muskuraana
dil churaana
meri taraf zara hans ke mud jaana

bahaaren aa gayin
een een een een een een
bahaaren aa gayin
apni tumhaare
ik ishaare par
na tum boley
na hum boley
na tum boley
na hum boley
banaaya dil ne ??
wo preet ?? lubhaana
muskuraana
dil churaana
meri taraf zara hans ke mud jaana
meri taraf zara meri taraf hanske mud jaana
haaye
hai mausam ye mastaana
muskuraana
dil churaana
meri taraf zara hanske mud jaana


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Blog Day :

4884 Post No. : 16680

“Waaman Avtaar” (1955) was directed by Raman B Desai for Bombay Films production, Bombay. The movie had Trilok Kapoor, Nirupa Roy, Bipin Gupta, Sapru, Roop Kumar, Yashodhara Katju, Jankidas , Jagdeesh Kanwal, Babu Raje, Gadadhar Sharma, Bheem, Rooplaxmi,Mayadas, Kanchan Mala, Heera Sawant,Roopmati etc in it.

The movie had nine songs in it. Five songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the sixth song from “Waaman Avtaar” (1955) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Shamshad Begam. Gopal Singh Nepali is the lyricist. Music is composed by Avinash Vyas.

The song is picturised as a dance song on a female dancer whom I am unable to identify. I request our knowledgeable readers to help identify.


Laga kaun sa nasha jee nas nas mein nahin (Waaman Avtaar)(1955) Singer-Shamshad Begam, Lyrics-Gopal Singh Nepali, MD-Avinash Vyas

Lyrics

laga kaun sa nasha ji nas nas mein nahin
aji aaj mera man mere bas mein nahin
laga kaun sa nasha ji nas nas mein nahin
aji aaj mera man mere bas mein nahin

maine dekha hi nahin kab savera ho gaya
maine dekha hi nahin kab savera ho gaya
mere kaanon ne suna koi mera ho gaya
haaye mera ho gaya
hua aaj jo solah baras mein nahin
aji aaj mera man mere bas mein nahin
laga kaun sa nasha ji nas nas mein nahin
aji aaj mera man mere bas mein nahin

ho o o o
o o o
mila chaand mujhe sitaaron ke peechhe kyun padoon
mila chand mujhe sitaro ke peechhe kyun padoon
laga ek se dil hazaaron ke peechhen kyu padu
tum lakho me ek panch dus mein nahin
aji aaj mera man mere bas mein nahin
laga kaun sa nasha ji nas nas mein nahin
aji aaj mera man mere bas mein nahin

chalo chaandni mein
chalo chaandni mein
hum aankh michauli khelenge
aankhon se man mein utre
ghar se jaane na denge
ghar se jaane na denge
hogi baat kaunsi aapas mein nahin
aji aaj mera man mere bas mein nahin
laga kaun sa nasha ji nas nas mein nahin
aji aaj mera man mere bas mein nahin


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.

Blog Day :

4798 Post No. : 16560

Today’s song is from the film Shiv Bhakta-1955.

Today (6-9-2021) is the last Monday of the Shrawan month in this part of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamilnadu, Andhra pradesh, telangana,Assam, West Bengal and Tripura). Actually, today is also the last day of this month of shrawan. From tomorrow month of Bhadrapad starts and within few days, will be Ganesh Chaturthi- celebrations for the home coming of Lord Ganesh – the Vighna Harta i.e. संकट मोचक (remover of Obstacles).

Film Shiv Bhakt-55 was made by A.V.M. in Madras. By and large, in my opinion, South India has protected, followed and nurtured the Hindu Dharma and Indian traditions as compared to other parts. Culture is practically the same all over India, but in the south one can still see old traditions and cultural activities followed more. This is my personal observation. As a Marketing Professional I had the opportunity to travel throughout India-even smaller towns- for almost 25 years. In these years i have observed and made notes in my diaries from time to time about the specialties of each state and its people.

Mythological films are very popular in South India. Though the number is less now, still more such films are made in the south than any other part of India. As if a tradition, most of the famous and the well known actors from south began their film careers by first doing a Mythological film. M G Ramchandran-MGR, N T Rama Rao-NTR, A Nageshwar Rao-ANR, Anjali Devi, Sivaji ganeshan and many others began with a religious film. Even Dr. Rajkumar of kannada movies started with a film on a Shiv Bhakt – Bedara kannappa-54.

Today’s film Shiv Bhakta-55 is directed by one legend from the south- H L N Simha or H. Laxmi Nar Simha. His name is not known outside the south, but in the south, especially in the Kannada film world, he was a highly respected personality.

H L N Simha was born on 25-7-1904, at a village Madhalli, in Malavalli in Mandya district of Karnataka. Starting as an actor in Dramas, he soon established his own drama company-” Chandrakala Natak Mandali”,along with a fellow actor Mohd. Peer. His first film was Sanskara Nauka-36,in which he was an actor,writer, screenplay writer and its Director too. He is famous for locating and introducing Dr. Rajkumar into films. Raja Sulochana and Pandaribai are also his discoveries. He was credited for making Dr. Rajkumar work in a Telugu film, under his direction-” Kalahasti Mahatmyam”-54. This was Rajkumar’s only film outside Kannada language !

Mr.Simha served the stage and film industry for nearly half a century. His interest in stage began when he was a young lad and wrote his short play, ‘Destiny Rules Humanity’ and brought it on stage with Mohamed Peer, another renowned stage actor of yesteryears. Later he joined the famous Varadachar Drama Company and began playing minor roles.

Appreciating the stage talent of Mr.Simha, Gubbi Veeranna sent him to Bombay, present Mumbai, for training in film direction. After the training, Mr.Simha joined hands with Mr.Gubbi Veeranna as Assistant Director and produced a silent movie, “His Love Affair”. His major stage play, “Samsara Nouka” (the life’s boat) brought him rich encomiums as a top drama producer and director. It was brought on stage during 1933. Breaking tradition of Pouranic plays, “Samasara Nouke” tread a new path. It became the first social play in Kannada touching upon the prevailing social issues and conditions like dowry, unemployment and widow marriage. Simha played the leading role as Maadhu, while Peer Sab as Sundara in this play, which was staged in the neighbouring state of Tamil Nadu also, besides in several places in Karnataka.

His role as Shahajan in the same title play and as Chenna in ‘Gouthama Buddha’ play brought him more laurels. Then leading stage personalities like T.P.Kailasam, Pandit Taranath and Thirumale Thatacharya Sharma were among those who lauded the acting abilities of Mr.Simha, apart from his abilities as a director of Kannada plays.

Simha later set up his own troupe, “Simha’s Select Artistes” and produced dramas like “Abba Aa Hudugi”, “Bamgarada Bara”, “Madhakari Nayaka”. Those who acted in these dramas included Rathnakar and M.V.Narayana Rao (who spoke at the function on July 27), film script writer Sorot Aswath, and M.V.Rajamma.

The next phase in the life of Mr.Simha was that of a film producer. Then famous film producer of Madras, Mr. K.Rajagopala Chettiar invited Mr. Simha to produce his famous play “Samsara Nouka’ as a film. Taking up the challenge of producing a social Kannada film for the first time, Mr.Simha introduced to the film industry B.R.Panthulu, M.V.Rajamma, Dikki Madhava Rao, Tamash Madhava Rao, Hunsur Krishnamurthy and Hanumantha Rao, who later became leading personalities in the Kannada film world.

When Mr. Simha was looking for a suitable person for his ‘Bedara Kannappa’, he saw Mutthu Raju, now Dr. Rajkumar, who has now become a household name in the film industry, at Nanjangud and gave him the new name in the lead role. This film became a hit and brought Dr.Rajkumar to limelight. Apart from Dr.Rajkumar, Mr.Simha introduced several other famous personalities like G.V.Iyer, Narasimha Raju, Raja Sulochana, Honnappa Bhagavathar, Raja Shankar, B. Hanumanthachar to the film world.

Mr.Simha’s last film was “Anugraha” in 1970, had a song written by his son, Mr.Sheshachandra. But unfortunately, Mr.Simha was not alive to see the film, when it was released. He passed away on July 3, 1972, leaving a legend behind him, which, unfortunately very few remember today.

The cast of the film Shiv Bhakt-55 was Shahu Modak, Padmini, Ragini, Anant Marathe, Pandari bai,Ramachandra sastry and many others. Lyrics were by G S Nepali and the music was given by Chitragupt. One name in the cast is Pandaribai. She is one south indian actress who worked in many Hindi films Her first Hindi film was ‘Bahar’-51, in which evn Vaijayanti mala had debuted.

Pandari Bai (18-9-1928 to 29 January 2003) was an actress of South Indian languages films, mostly in Kannada language during the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. She was born on 18-9-1928 at Bhatkal, Karnatak, to Kaveri Bai and Ranga Rao. She is considered Kannada cinema’s first successful heroine. She has acted as both heroine and mother to stalwarts such as Rajkumar, M. G. Ramachandran, Sivaji Ganesan. She was the heroine in Rajkumar’s debut movie Bedara Kannappa and also Sivaji’s debut movie Parasakthi. She has acted in over 1,000 films in Kannada, Tamil, Telugu and Hindi. Bai was honoured by Kalaimamani from the Tamil Nadu government.

Pandaribai began her career in acting in plays based on mythological stories before making her film debut in 1943 with the Kannada language film, Vani. She appeared in the 1954 Kannada film Bedara Kannappa opposite Rajkumar. In the film, she played Neela, wife of Kanna (played by Rajkumar), a hunter. She established herself as a lead actress portraying a woman with a “progressive” image assuming the burdens of a feudal patriarchy in films such as Sant Sakhu (1955) and Rayara Sose (1957). In 1959, she appeared in Abba Aa Hudugi, with her sister Mynavathi. The film is considered a landmark in Kannada cinema.
Later in her career Pandari Bai played the mother of stars older than her, most of whom had played the lead with her in her earlier years. She worked in 27 Hindi films. Her first Hindi film was Bahar-52, in which Vaijayantimala made her Debut in Hindi films. Pandharibai’s Hindi pronunciation initially was typically south indian, but over a period, she improved her diction. Her last Hindi film was Time Bomb-1996. However, after her death on 29-1-2003, 3 more delayed Hindi films were released. She came to be known to Hindi audiences mainly due to her role in the film Bhabhi-57. Some of her famous Hindi films were Panchayat-58, Paigham-59, Rakhwala-71, Apna desh-72 and Sampoorna Ramayan-73.

The story of the film was – The story of the film was-
Manimant and Alka are a happy couple in Gandharva Lok. Due to a curse by Indra, they have to take birth on Earth. They are found in the jungle by a Hunter who adopts them and brings them up. When they are young, they are married as Deena and Neela. They live a happy life, but some bad elements in their tribe spread rumours about them and they are thrown out of the village. Deena is very angry and becomes a nastik (atheist) because, for no fault of theirs, god has punished them. Neela however has deep faith in God.

One day when Deena could not get any animal for hunting, tired he sits at a place, which happens to be a Shiva Temple. The priest Kashinath finds out about him and asks him to repeat the mantra “Om Namah Shivay” continuously till he gets an animal. Deena, without knowing anything about it, starts the Japa and after some time his heart is filled with bhakti Rasa and love for God.

The chief Priest Kailashnath is a bogus person. He steals God’s jewellery and gives it to his dancer girlfriend Rani. When the theft comes to light, Deena is accused of the theft as he was in the temple. For the second time he has to suffer for no fault. Deena and Neela continue the Japa of Om Namah shivay and are ready to give the supreme sacrifice with their lives, when Lord Shiva appears before them and takes them to Gandharvalok again.

Today’s song is sung by Asha Bhosle.


Song- Miley ameeri ya fakeeri mujh dar kya(Shiv Bhakt)(1955) Singer- Asha Bhosle, Lyricist- G.S.Nepali, MD- Chitragupt

Lyrics

o o o o
o o o o
o o o o o
miley ameeri ya fakeeri
mujhe darr kya
Shambhu karen rakhwaari re ae ae
miley ameeri ya fakeeri
mujhe darr kya
Shambhu karen rakhwaari re

aayenge saajan
man naache mera
aansoo ki aad mein chamka sawera
chamka sawera
aayenge saajan
man naache mera
aansoo ki aad mein chamka sawera
chamka sawera
ho o ho o
laakh andhera ho magar
sada bhor ho
chamke nayi ujiyaari re
ho o ho o
miley ameeri ya fakeeri
mujhe darr kya
Shambhu karen rakhwaari re

aaya ghata se chanda nikal ke
maare khushi ke do naina chhalke
do naina chhalke
aaya ghata se chanda nikal ke
maare khushi ke do naina chhalke
do naina chhalke
ho o ho o
bas mein na man
nas nas mein hai pyaar ki
meethhi meethhi chingaari re
ho o ho o
miley ameeri ya fakeeri
mujhe darr kya
Shambhu karen rakhwaari re

mausam ke jaisa sukh dukh ka aalam
phir kaahe ro ke moti lutaana
moti lutaana
mausam ke jaisa sukh dukh ka aalam
phir kaahe ro ke moti lutaana
moti lutaana
ho o ho o
aise hi rahe bin kahe Mahadev jee
meri ?? phulwaari re
ho o ho o
miley ameeri ya fakeeri
mujhe darr kya
Shambhu karen rakhwaari re


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.

Blog Day :

4747 Post No. : 16474

Today’s song is from the film Mazdoor-1945, made by Filmistan. The film was directed by Nitin Bose (26-4-1897 to 14-4-1986).

After leaving New Theatres, Calcutta due to a dispute with B.N.Sircar, he decided to shift to Bombay. His dispute with Sircar was so bitter that Nitin Bose did not even see his last directed film ” Kashinath”-1943, till the end of his life. Before he came to Bombay, his name had already become famous here and many big studios were eager to employ him.

His first film in Bombay was Mujrim-44, made under the banner of Vishnu Cinetone, owned by V.M.Vyas. The film did average business. He was then invited to Filmistan, by S. Mukherjee, who was known to him, being a Bengali. The film was Mazdoor, based on the problems of labourers. This was his second film in Bombay. After this film Nitin Bose was called by Bombay Talkies, another studio which gave opportunities to capable Bengalees.

The cast of the film Mazdoor-45 was full of new actors. The Music Director was also a B grade one- Hari Prasanna Dass. The Lyricist was G.S.Nepali. The cast of the film consisted of Indumati, Veera, Nasir khan, K.N.Singh, Radhakishen and others.

Nasir Khan (1-10-1924 to 1-5-1974) was making his Debut in this film. He was known as the younger brother of Dilip Kumar- who himself Debuted with the film Jwar Bhata-1944, just an year back. Indumati became a Heroine for the first and last time. Later she did only character roles. Veera was a Parsi girl. She too was Debuting in this film as a second Heroine. That meant that all the leading actors were new and were making their Debut. In this case, Nasir Khan, unknowingly emulated his elder brother who too debuted with a Debutante heroine- Mrudula, in the film Jwaar Bhata-1944.

There were 6 songs in the film. I have heard all the songs and I find them good songs.

The Music Director HARI PRASANN DASS (1905-1989) was born in Chittagong in 1905. He became a well known Bengali Composer. His 26 Bengali films made his name known in the music circle in Calcutta in late 30s and 40s. He was assistant to Pankaj Malik in films Dushman and Kapal Kundala-1939.

Hemant Kumar Mukherjee was his assistant in Bengali film ‘Byabdhan’-1939. It was H P Dass who gave his FIRST Bengali film song to Hemant Kumar in the film ‘Nimai Sanyas’-1941. Till that time Hemant had only private songs to his credit.

In 1952, H P Dass gave music to NAGORIK , along with Ustad Bahadur Khan, a complete English film-an art film for international audiences-made by the legendary filmmaker Ritwik Ghatak. This was a film even before Satyajit Ray’s Pather Panchali, but due to some reason this film was released only on 20-9-1977, after the death of Ritwik Ghatak. It is said that despite ill health, H P Dass went to New Empire Theatre in Calcutta to see this film.

K.C.Dey was a good friend of HP Das and sang many Bengali songs and Bhajans for him. On his recommendation, H P Dass took Manna Dey as his assistant in Hindi films Veerangana-1947,Sati Toral-1947 and Hum bhi Insaan Hai-1948. It is believed that after hearing Manna Dey’s music and songs in this film, Raj Kapoor invited him to sing for his films later on.

His first Hindi film as a MD was New India Films’ Blood Feud (or Josh-E-Inteqam)- 1935. His other films were Mohabbat-43, Meena-44, Kadambari-44, Mazdoor-45, Begum-45, Insaaf-46, Veerangana-47, Sati Toral-47 and Hum bhi insaan hai-48.

He died on 26-9-1989.

Now let us know something about the leading ladies, since they are new names for most.

INDUMATI LELE (Born 18 December 1927 – Died 11 September 2013), forgotten Yesteryears Indian Theatre and Film Actress turned Folk Artiste.

Indumati and Kumudini Lele who were once famous as ‘Lele Sisters’ in Hindi and Marathi Theatre and Cinema fields, have been forgotten today. Indumati Lele, died at the age of 86, when she was still working as an examiner for the television program ‘Dum Damadam’.

Kumud and Indumati, were both known as ‘Lele Sisters” in the fifties. Both of them originally hailed from Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh. Their father Girdhar Lele was in Government job as Director of Agriculture, at Indore. From an early age, the two sisters loved acting and dancing. Both were involved in dance and dance related activities in their school. Prithviraj Kapoor saw the two at one of the school events and talked to their father and brought them straight to Mumbai. For the next two years, both sisters worked as artists in Prithviraj Kapoor’s ‘Prithvi Theatres” until the company closed. They played different roles in several of his Plays and had the fortune of touring India all along with Prithviraj Kapoor.

While Kumudini acted in Bimal Roy’s ‘Parivar’, ‘Bandini’ etc. and in few Marathi films like ‘Ram Ram Pauna’ etc., Indumati Lele acted in Prithviraj Kapoor’s’ Shakuntala’ and other plays. She also acted in some films while working in ‘Prithvi Theaters’, like Mazdoor-45, ‘Shehnai’ (1947), ‘Aag’ (1948), ‘Sunahare Din’ (1949), ‘Gauna’ (1950), ‘Chaudhwin ka Chand’ (1960), ‘Budtameez’ (1966), ‘Man Mandir’ (1971), to name a few. In Raj Kapoor’s ‘Aag’ (1948), she acted as his mother. She also appeared in two English films, ‘Householder’ with Leela Naidu and ‘Shakespearewallah” both with Shashi Kapoor.

Veera was from a Parsi family. Her full name was Veera Ankaleshwaria. Obviously, her family came from Ankaleshwar, a small industrial town(now), in Gujarat. She started her career in films as a Heroine opposite Nasir khan in the film Mazdoor-1945. Then came Shikari-46 and later Eight days-46, both had Ashok Kumar as the Hero. Both the films were from Filmistan. Her last film as Heroine was Tohfa, opposite Rehman and Leela opposite Agha , both films from 1947. Then she stopped getting Heroine roles and shifted to side roles. In all she did 22 films.

Her other films were, Veena, Ziddi, Chanda ki Chandani- all 48, Sanwaria-49, Hamara Ghar and hamari beti- 1950, Hamari shaan, Ramjanma and Sagar-1951, Aasmaan, izzat, Moti mahal, Sanskar and Shin shinaki boobla boo-all1952, Dana Pani-53, Boot polish and Sheeshe ki deewar both 1954.

She married Mohsin Abdulla, who had worked in Bombay Talkies as a writer. He was the younger brother of actress Renuka Devi ( Begum Mirza). After the marriage, both migrated to Pakistan in 1955. No news after that.

About Nasir Khan, I have written about him in my earlier posts, so I will not repeat it.

The Film India magazine issue of June 1946 gives a review of this film. Surprisingly, Baburao patel has some good words about this film, though mostly the review is critical of Direction and the story. The story of the film revolves around Hero and his 2 loves, with a background of Labourer’s problems. The film has taken inspiration from the Hollywood film ” How green is my valley”-1941. The story, in short, is….

Nasir khan is in love with a village girl-Indumati. He leaves for the city to get a job. He saves a mill owner’s(K.N.Singh) daughter-Veera from a car accident. He is taken to her house as he is wounded in this process. He recovers and is made Manager of the mill. Veera falls in his love. Meanwhile Indumati and her mother-Moti, suffer in the village. They too come to the city and Indumati gets a job in the same Mill. There are Labour problems in the Mill and 2 groups compete with each other. Finally there is confrontation between the Unions and the Mill owner. Nasir khan, at the end, exposes the Mill owner and joins the Union leader, thus uniting with Indumati.

The film was released on 18-5-1946 in the Roxy Theatre of Bombay. It seems the film did reasonable business. Today’s song is sung by Amirbai Karnataki. This is the second song from this movie to appear in the blog.


Song- Chhaaye hain kaale megh to bauchhaar bhi hogi (Mazdoor)(1945) Singer- Amirbai Karnataki, Lyricist-G S Nepali, MD- Hari Prasanna Das

Lyrics

Chhaaye hain kaale megh to bauchhaar bhi hogi
Chhaaye hain kaale megh to bauchhaar bhi hogi
kabhi to apne baagh mein bahaar bhi hogi
kabhi to apne baagh mein bahaar bhi hogi
Chhaaye hain kaale megh to bauchhaar bhi hogi

o rone waale ae ae
ae ae ae ae ae ae
o rone waale raat mein
tu bhool na jaana
tu bhool na jaana
aayega yahaan bhor mein
badlega zamaana
hansi khushi mein ye gali
gulzaar bhi hogi
kabhi to apne baagh mein bahaar bhi hogi

hamse bichhad ke saajna pardes gaye hain
hamse bichhad ke saajna pardes gaye hain
unse bichhad ke ae ae
aaj ham khaamosh huye hain
unse bichhad ke ae ae
aaj ham khaamosh huye hain
khaamoshi bhi aaj ye
gulzaar bhi hogi
kabhi to apne baagh mein bahaar bhi hogi

?? ae ae ae ae
?? dhaar mein
lahron se bahaaron
jo sabka maaji hai bada
tum usko pukaaro
jo sabka maaji hai bada
tum usko pukaaro
majhdhaar mein hai naao
majhdhaar mein hai naao
to paar bhi hogi
kabhi to apne baagh mein bahaar bhi hogi
Chhaaye hain kaale megh to bauchhaar bhi hogi
kabhi to
kabhi to
kabhi to apne baagh mein bahaar bhi hogi


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

Blog Day :

4722 Post No. : 16433

Today’s song is from a Mythological film- Shri Krishna Bhakti-1955. Made under the banner of Combined films Traders, Bombay, it was directed by the Wizard of Trick scenes- Babubhai Mistry. MD was my favourite- Chitragupta. All the 8 songs of this film were written by G S Nepali.

Hindu religion describes how the 10 Avatars of Lord Vishnu (Dashavataar) actually represent the Evolution of the Human race. The 10 Avatars were…

1. Matsya….Life started from water.
2. Kachha(Tortoise)…. First Amphibian who learned to live both in Sea and on Land.
3. Varaah (The Boar)….Life solely on Land.
4. Narsimha….Half qualities of Animal and half of Human.
5. Waman….Developing Humans.
6. Parshuram….Human ruled by Emotions
7. Shri Ram….Perfect Human being.
8. Shri Krishna….Survival amongst the opposition.
9. The Buddha….Extreme stage of Sacrifice
10. Kalki….End of Anarchy and present set up, to start a New Age all over again….Yet to come.

The most popular among these are, of course, Ram and Krishna. But what was the necessity of these Avatars at all ? Answer to this is in Bhagwad Geeta. BHAGAVAD GITA is one of our cultural heritage books. It is a part of Mahabharat and is also a part of Bramhopnishad-which is a scripture on Yogas.

This is a dialogue between Lord Shri Krishna and Arjun. The legend says that when Kauravas and Pandavas stood opposite each others for a war on Kurukshetra, Dhritrashtra,the blind father of Kauravas asked Sanjay- who had the divine power of seeing the war at Kurukshetra- to describe him the war happenings. Sanjay starts and in the course of his reporting, the entire Geeta too is narrated.

Without going into the details further, enough to stress that Lord Shrikrishna explains to Arjuna that, whenever there is a decline of Dharma and righteousness, He takes birth from age to age (sambhavami yuge yuge), to protect the virtuous, destroy evil-doers and to reestablish Dharma and righteousness.

This is described in the IV chapter, stanzas 7 and 8 in Bhagavad Gita thus-

“Yada Yada Hi Dharmasya
Glanirva Bhavathi Bharatha,
Abhyuthanam Adharmaysya
Tadatmanam Srijami Aham’.

Bhagavad Gita (Chapter IV-7)

“Whenever there is decay
of righteousness O! Bharatha
And a rise of unrighteousness
then I manifest Myself!”

Praritranaya Sadhunam
Vinashaya Cha Dushkritam
Dharamasansthapnaya
Sambhavami Yuge-Yuge.”

Bhagavat Gita (Chapter IV-8)

“For the protection of the good,
for the destruc­tion of the wicked and
for the establishment of righteousness,
I am born in every age.”

Indian filmmakers have made several films on the stories associated with these two Avatars- Ram and Krishn. Lord Ram has always been hailed as the “Purushottam” or the complete man. Personally, I feel that Characters like Shri Ram are not suitable for this age. For today’s times, the best suited is Krishna. While Ram taught us how to rule righteously, Krishna taught us how to win over the Villains and be successful. In today’s context, Krishn-Niti is more suitable,I aver. When your righteous living is in danger due to evil forces, you can not remain like a Purshottam. You will need to adopt Krishn Niti for survival. The best difference between these two can be explained by this Shlok.

Shri Ram – Ahinsa Parmo Dharmah….There is nothing greater than Non violence.

Shri Krishna – Dharma Hinsa tathaiva cha….You are justified to pick up arms for a just cause.

For the last 100 odd years, we were taught only the first part, but now we realise the second part is more suitable for our survival, in these times. Krishna Niti says, there is nothing wrong to adopt unconventional methods if your Right Cause is facing strong opposition. Lord Krtishna’s life was full of interesting episodes and therefore I like Krishna more than Ram, for his relevance to modern times.

Today’s song is from a film which depicts the story of a Krishn Bhakt. It is about how the devotee is saved from imminent death. The story of the film is….

In a village lives a boastful Bramhin Balbhadra Shastri and Cheta-the Krishn Bhakta Harijan. One day Cheta invites several Sadhus for food, whom Balbhadra had insulted. At the time of meals, the Sadhus get more than enough food. At the same time, food from Balbhadra’s house disappears. This enrages Balbhadra Shastri. On Janmashtami day, Shanti- Balbhadra’s daughter serves Prasad to Seva, son of Cheta. Balbhadra is very angry and hits Seva. He becomes unconscious. Same time the Idol in the temple disappears miraculously. People are afraid and request Cheta to invoke God to come back. Cheta sings a Bhajan and Seva comes alive and at the same time the Temple idol returns. All the people start hailing Cheta.

Balbhadra is very angry and decides to kill Cheta, but in the melee, instead of Cheta, Balbhadra kills his own daughter Shanta. Balbhadra accuses Cheta of her murder and takes him to court. Cheta is sentenced to death. On the day of execution, when Cheta is singing a bhajan while on way to the Gallows, suddenly, Shanta comes running and explains that the killed girl was someone else and she was kidnapped. Cheta is freed. Balbhadra repents and Cheta is honoured as a Great Krishn Bhakt.

The great Editor and special effect-Trick scene expert Babubhai Mistri ( 5-9-1918 to 20-12-2010), in the beginning, was an assistant with Prakash pictures.Prakash was making a film “Khwabon ki Duniya”- 37, based on the famous novel “The Invisible Man” by H.G.Wells,1897.The shooting started but the basic problem was how to show the ‘invisible‘ man. There was no special effect technique available in India till then, like in Hollywood.

Vijay Bhatt had an assistant called Babubhai Mistri, who accepted the challenge and using a dim light, a black curtain and a black thread to move articles, he achieved the desired results. This made the film not only a hit and popular one, but also a unique one. Babubhai Mistri, thus, became the father of the trick scenes and special effects in India. In the process, Babubhai also earned a nickname of ‘kaala dhaaga‘ (black thread) for the rest of his life, in the film industry.

Babubhai directed 49 Hindi films-mostly B and C grade Mythologicals, Costume, and Historical films. He also directed 1 Telugu and 9 Gujarati films. His first film as a director was Muqabala-42. Surprisingly he started off with a social film, but there was a valid reason. The initial Poster Painter had developed into a skilled Editor and trick scene expert, by his own hard work, encouraged by the Wadia brothers. The film was an unusual film of a story of twin sisters. Wadias wanted Babubhai to do something which will make the film stand out from all other such films.

Directed by Babubhai Mistry, it was the last movie of Fearless Nadia for Wadia Movietone. She had a double role of twin sisters: good Madhuri and bad Rita.
This film was First in India to use Split-screen method for double roles, where both sisters could cross each others, shake hands and talk together. The other attraction was the Night club set, which, in case of police Raid, could be converted into a respected residence in few minutes. It was a great fun to watch these two things.
A happy ending picture, but to see and hear the laboured Hindi dialogues of Madhuri (good Nadia) was another treat.

Today’s song is a bhajan by Mohd. Rafi and chorus.


Song- Ganga mein nahin Jamuna mein nahin (Shri Krishn Bhakti)(1955) Singer- Mohd. Rafi, Lyricist- G S Nepali, MD- Chitragupta
Chorus

Lyrics

Ganga mein nahin
Jamuna mein nahin
mehlon mein nahin
kutiyon mein nahin een een een
jahaan yaad karo Bhagwaan wahin
jahaan yaad karo Bhagwaan wahin
mehlon mein nahin
kutiyon mein nahin
jahaan yaad karo Bhagwaan wahin
jahaan yaad karo Bhagwaan wahin

kyun naam na lekar dhan jode
kaudi ke liye naataa tode
kyun naam na lekar dhan jode
kaudi ke liye naataa tode

sone mein nahin chaandi mein nahin
sone mein nahin chaandi mein nahin
heere mein nahin moti mein nahin
jahaan yaad karo Bhagwaan wahin
jahaan yaad karo Bhagwaan wahin

chupke se ro(?) man ki maala
chupke dekhe murli waala
chupke se ro(?) man ki maala
chupke dekhe murli waala

jantar mein nahin mantar mein nahin
jantar mein nahin mantar mein nahin
dharti mein nahin saagar mein nahin
jahaan yaad karo Bhagwaan wahin
jahaan yaad karo Bhagwaan wahin

paataal gagan jal mein thhal mein
muskaata hua ?? pal mein
paataal gagan jal mein thhal mein
muskaata hua ?? pal mein

mandir mein nahin teerthon mein nahin
mandir mein nahin teerthon mein nahin
Geeta mein nahin Vedon mein nahin
jahaan yaad karo Bhagwaan wahin
jahaan yaad karo Bhagwaan wahin
mehlon mein nahin
kutiyon mein nahin
jahaan yaad karo Bhagwaan wahin
jahaan yaad karo Bhagwaan wahin


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“Jai Shree”(1956) was directed by Balchandra Shukla and Harsukh Bhatt for Rajshree Productions, Bombay. HFGK mentions that Rajshree Productions had apparently bought the distribution rights of this movie and had released it under the banner of Ratndeep Pictures.

The movie had Nimmi, Pradeep Kumar, Lalita Pawar, Jeewan, Jayant, Radhakishan, Roopmala, Chaman Puri, Kesri, Gadadhar Sharma, Jagdeesh Kanwal, Baby Daisy Irani, Master Vijay Kumar etc in it.

This “social” movie had eight songs in it. Two song has been covered in the past.

Here is the third song from “Jai Shree”(1956) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Shamshad Begam, Lata and chorus. Gopal Singh Nepali is the lyricist. Music is composed by Chitragupta.

Only the audio of this “sahelis teasing a lady” song is available. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the movie as well as on the picturisation of this song.


Kaahe ko pardesiya se aankh tu ladaaye (Jai Shree)(1956) Singers-Shamshad Begam, Lata, Lyrics-Gopal Singh Nepali, MD-Chitragupta
Chorus

Lyrics

kaahe ko pardesiya se aankh tu ladaaye
udta hua panchhi kabhi haath nahin aaye
kaahe ko pardesiya se
kaahe ko pardesiya se aankh tu ladaaye
udta hua panchhi kabhi haath nahin aaye
kaahe ko pardesiya se

o o o
o o o
udta hua panchhi jaane apna thhikaana
udta hua panchhi jaane
udta hua panchhi jaane apna thhikaana
jhoom uthhi main sun ke uska taraana
sakhi uska taraana

jhoom jhoom ke ji kahin sar na ghoom jaaye
sar na ghoom jaaye
udta hua panchhi kabhi haath nahin aaye
kaahe ko pardesiya se

o o o
o o o
maine to dekha thha zara yoon hi machal ke
maine to dekha thha zara yoon hi machal ke
nazro ke saath gaya dil hi uchhal ke
sakhi dil hi uchhal ke

kaske rahi jab kamaan
teer kyun chalaaye
teer kyu chalaaye
udta hua panchhi kabhi haath nahin aaye
kaahe ko pardesiya se

o o o
o o o
dekhte hi aisa laga
mil chuke hain khwaab mein
dekhte hi aisa laga
dekhte hi aisa laga
mil chuke hain khwaab mein
kuch nahin soojha to sakhi uthh padi jawaab mein
jee uthh padi jawaab mein

pyaar to pehle hansaaye phir hansi udaaye
phir hansi udaaye
udta hua panchhi kabhi haath nahin aaye
kaahe ko pardesiya se
kaahe ko pardesiya se aankh tu ladaaye
udta hua panchhi kabhi haath nahin aaye
kaahe ko pardesiya se


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Blog Day : 4143 Post No. : 15308

Today’s song is from the film Leela-1947.

Film Leela-1947, a Filmistan offering, was directed by Dattaram N Pai. He was actually an Editor with Filmistan. His name appears as a Director first for film Eight Days-1946. That film was actually directed by Ashok kumar, but Dattaram’s name was given as a Director in the credits. His second and last film as a Director was Leela-1947. I suppose, he did try to do justice to the Director’s chair, but after this film, he did not direct any other film. May be, looking at his limitations, Filmistan did not opt for him anymore.

All the 9 songs of the film were written by G S Nepali and Qamar Jalalabadi. The singers were Binapani, Shamshad, Geeta Roy, Amirbai and Chitalkar. The MD was C Ramchandra. The cast of the film was Shobha, Kanu Roy, Veera, V H Desai, Agha, Leela Mishra, Sunalini Devi etc.etc.

The Heroine of this film, Shobha, unfortunately remains an actress about whom no information is available. On going through the HFGK, I find her name in at least 20++ films. Sometimes she is listed as Shobha Devi. Another bit of information about Shobha was that that the actress Lata Sinha, who started as a child star (as Baby Lata) in Riyasat-55 and Nau Do Gyarah-1957 etc. was her daughter. Lata did a good role in Bees saal baad-1962. She mainly acted in action/stunt, costume and other B and C grade films only. She was also in film Bhoot Bungla-1965.

Film Leela-1947 was made by Filmistan. When a dissatisfied, and disillusioned splinter group fell out of Bombay Talkies, Filmistan was a Dream project for them. The important members from this group were S.Mukherjee, Ashok Kumar, Gyan Mukherjee and Rai Bahadur Chunilal. For them founding Filmistan was a goal achievement. For C Ramchandra, finding Filmistan was a goal achievement, because those days he had left Jayant Desai’s company and was looking for another film company.His good old friend Kavi Pradeep, who was close to S.Mukherjee from their Bombay Talkies days, brought in a very lucrative offer from Filmistan and C Ramchandra joined it with pleasure.

Though C Ramchandra had begun his career in 1942 with Sukhi Jeevan, his first Hindi film as a MD, his music had not flourished till he joined Filmistan. The 5 films he had made with Jayant Desai were reasonably good but they were not Hits. It was only in Filmistan he achieved, what one would call-Success. Out of the 11 films that he made here. his success rate was more than 50%. Especially, the music of films like Shehnai-1947, Saajan-1947, Khidki-1948, Nadiya ke par-1948, Patanga-1949, Samadhi-1950 and Anarkali-1953 created songs which are remembered even today. To make songs whose popularity lasted for more than 70++ years, is surely an achievement.

It was also when he was with Filmistan that people were comparing him and Naushad and a discussion always circulated who was the Numero Uno as an MD. Though I am a C Ramchandra Bhakta, I am of the opinion, that in the race of creating everlasting Hit songs, C Ramchandra was no match to Naushad. The strike rate of Naushad’s Hit films was much much more than that of C Ramchandra.

In the year 1946, C Ramchandra gave music to 4 films(1 for Filmistan), in 1947 it was 7 films (4 for Filmistan) and in 48 films were 8 (2 for Filmistan). So, in these 3 years, he did 19 films (7 for Filmistan). The rest comprised of stunt films of Master Bhagwan and other social films. Hit films were -5, all for Filmistan.

During this period, starting with film Safar-1946, his female lead singer was Binapani Mukherjee. She remained so, till Lata Mangeshkar dominated the music of C Ramchandra from 1950 onwards. As such, Binapani was not a great singer and she had limitations. This, precisely, was the reason why her career was limited to only about just 20 odd films with 50 odd songs. Her all popular songs were with C Ramchandra only.

Binapani was born on 17-10-1925, in a music loving family of Calcutta. Initial music training was by her grandfather Sheetal chandra Mukherjee and and later from ustad Sageer Khan of Rampur.

C.Ramchandra gave her first break in playback in film “Muskurahat”-1943. Her first song was-‘Hans le gaa le…’. It was a duet with CR.
Then came Majdoor, Eight days, Darban, Rangbhumi, but she became famous after ‘Safar’-46.

Her most popular song-‘kabhi yaad kar ke,gali paar kar ke,chali aana hamare angana…’ was from this film, as a duet with C Ramchandra.

She also sang in Leela, Mulakat, Shahnai, Samrat Ashok, Satyanarayan, Raaz, Rumaal, Asra, Abla, Bhikari, Fariyad, Laajawab, Ghayal etc.

Her last film was Gyan Dutt’s ‘Ghayal’-1951.

She was the lead singer (female) for C.Ramchandra, till 1950 i.e. till Lata came on the scene.

Her voice was very sweet and was suitable for sad songs.

She sang under C Ramchandra, Khemchand Prakash, Gyan Dutt, Hansraj Behl, Sardar Malik, Anil Biswas, S D Burman, H P Das, Premnath, Gulshan Sufi, Khursheed khan etc. etc.

After playback singing, she retired from film singing and taught music to aspirants throughout her unmarried life. She was staying in Bombay, with her brother.

The Hero of film Leela was Kanu Roy. The name KANU ROY is another instance of ” Same name confusion “. There was a composer also by the name Kanu Roy who gave music in a few films. Most people and many Internet sites, including IMDB,consider these two different persons as one and claim films for acting and music together, as if he was an actor and a composer. In Hindi films this happened routinely, but in the early era of Talkie films. Master Krishnarao, Vinayakrao Patwardhan, Master Mohammed, Badriprashad, Vithaldas Panchotiya etc can be quoted as actor/composers. Lately only the name of Kishore Kumar comes to the mind in this category.

Kanu Roy (the Actor) was in reality a name for Nalini Ranjan Roy, born on 9-12-1912 at Jabalpore. He was very fond of acting and so landed at Bombay Talkies, a company started by 2 Benagalese- Himanshu Roy and Devika Rani. Those days many people from Bengal used to come to Bombay Talkies, but only the capable ones like Amiya Chakravarty, Shashadhar Mukherjee or Ashok Kumar etc could make their careers here.

Kanu Roy started his acting career from the film Basant-1942. His name Nalini was sounding like a Girl’s name in Bombay ( there were already half a dozen Nalinis working in films those days), so it was changed and he opted for Kanu, his pet name in the house. Thus Kanu Roy came into films. Due to his good looks, he even became a lead actor in a few films. Nazrana-1946 (UR) was one such film where he was working opposite Kamini Kaushal. Kanu Roy also left Bombay Talkies along with S.Mukherjee and others and joined Filmistan. He was in many Filmistan films like, Munim ji, Nastik, Naagin, Jagriti etc. He acted in a Bangla film ‘Samar’too in 1950. Kanu Roy worked in about 40 odd films from 42 to 83 ( kisi se naa kehna).

It is a coincidence that Leela Mishra was also working in film Leela-1947. This is one actress ,who came from a village and remained a villager though out her life. Though she earned a lot with 300++ films, till the end she lived in a 2 room tenement only. She disliked and never saw films, even her own films.

Leela Mishra (1 January 1908 – 17 January 1988) was a Hindi film actress. She worked as a character actor in over 300 Hindi films for five decades, and is best remembered for playing stock characters such as aunts (Chachi or Mausi). She is best known for her role of “mausi” in the blockbuster Sholay (1975), Dil Se Mile Dil (1978), Baton Baton Mein (1979), Rajesh Khanna films such as Palkon Ki Chhaon Mein, Aanchal, Mehbooba, Amar Prem and Rajshri Productions hits such as Geet Gaata Chal (1975), Nadiya Ke Paar (1982) and Abodh (1984). Her career’s best performance was in Naani Maa in 1981, for which she received Best Actress award at the age of 73.

Leela Mishra was married to Ram Prasad Mishra, who was a character artist, then working in silent films. She got married at the very young age of 12. By the time she was 17, she had two daughters. She hailed from Jais, Raebareli. She and her husband were from zamindar (landowners) families.

Leela Mishra was discovered by a man called Mama Shinde, who was working for Dadasaheb Phalke’s Nasik Cinetone. He persuaded her husband to make her work in films. During those days there was a severe scarcity of women actors in films; this was evident in the paychecks that the Mishras received when they went to Nasik for the shooting. While Ram Prasad Mishra was hired on a salary of Rs. 150 per month, Leela Mishra was offered Rs. 500 per month. However, as they fared poorly in front of the camera, their contracts were cancelled.

The next opportunity that came their way was an offer to work in the movie Bhikarin, which was being produced by Kolhapur Cinetone, a company owned by the Maharaja of Kolhapur. However, Leela Mishra lost out on this opportunity too, as the role required her to put her arms round the actor (who was not her husband) while delivering a dialogue, which she point-blank refused to do.

Their next film was Gangavataran-1937, directed by Dadasaheb Phalke. This was his only and the last Talkie film. In this film Leela did the role of Parvati. This became her first film.

She had faced a similar problem while working earlier in another film titled Honhaar-1936. She was cast opposite Shahu Modak as a heroine, and was supposed to hug and embrace him, which she again refused steadfastly. Since the company was legally in a weak position, they couldn’t turn her out of the film, which proved to be a blessing in disguise for her. She was offered Modak’s mother’s role in the film and it clicked instantly. This opened the doors for her to play mother roles at the young age of 18.

Early on in her career she acted in notable films such as the musical hit Anmol Ghadi (1946), Raj Kapoor’s Awaara (1951) and Nargis-Balraj Sahni starrer Lajwanti (1958), which was nominated for the Palme d’Or for Best Film at 1959 Cannes Film Festival.

She acted in the first Bhojpuri film, Ganga Maiyya Tohe Piyari Chadhaibo (1962), which also starred Kumkum, Helen and Nasir Hussain.

Her roles varied from mothers, benign or evil aunts, to comic roles.

She acted in 344 films. Her last released film was Aatank-1996. 8 films were released after her death.

Today’s song is the 7th song (out of nine) from the film. It is a duet of Chitalkar and Binapani ( this is a name of Goddess Saraswati). It is aquite hummable song. Enjoy.


Song-Aate jaate nazar milaate ho jaata hai pyaar (Leela)(1947) Singers-Binapani Mukherjee, C Ramchandra, Lyrics-Gopal Singh Nepali, MD-C Ramchandra
Both

Lyrics

Aate jaate nazar milaate
mil jaate dildaar
do dil bolen
sang sang dolen
ho jaata hai pyaar

ho o ho o
tum ?? milne the
main duniya mein anjaani
tum ?? milne the
main duniya mein anjaani
?? nadi ki donon ??
phir kya aana-kaani
?? nadi ki donon ??
phir kya aana-kaani
hilmil jaayen
ghulmil jaayen
chalo chalen us paar
do dil bolen
sang sang dolen
ho jaata hai pyaar

jab phoolon ka chaand uthhe
dharti se dheere dheere
jab phoolon ka chaand uthhe
dharti se dheere dheere

hum bhi ghar se nikal chalenge
pyaar ki jamuna teere
hum bhi ghar se nikal chalenge
pyaar ki jamuna teere
nayi jawaani raat chaandni
milne ka tyohaar
do dil bolen
sang sang dolen
ho jaata hai pyaar

lambi raah door hai jaana
thhak jaana ruk jaana
lambi raah door hai jaana
thhak jaana ruk jaana

tum peepal ki thhandi chhaaya
ban ke jhhuk jhhuk aana
tum peepal ki thhandi chhaaya
ban ke jhhuk jhhuk aana
preet laga ke
meet bana ke
kaun kare inkaar

do dil bolen
sang sang dolen
ho jaata hai pyaar

Aate jaate nazar milaate
mil jaate dildaar
do dil bolen
sang sang dolen
ho jaata hai pyaar


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