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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2012-2022) – Song No. 129
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On this date ten years back viz on 23 November 2012, Six songs were covered in the blog. Here are the details:-

Blog post number Song Movie (Year) Remarks
7045 Chanda baadal mein baadal mein mukh le chhipa Karwat (1949) 7 songs covered out of 11 by now
7046 Kaali badariya chhaa gayee Meera Burman NFS(1950)
7047 Haay more sainyya gori bainyya chhodo jee Baadal Aur Bijli(1956) 2 songs covered out of 7 by now
7048 Honthon pe laali hai Ten O clock(1958) Movie YIPPEED by now
7049 Ye duniya dagaabaaz hai Tikdambaaz (1959) 2 songs covered out of 6 by now
7050 Mujhko unse pyaar huaa mujhko unse pyaar Saudaamini(1950) 6 songs out of 9 covered by now

We can notice that one song was a non film song. Out of other five songs from five movies, one movie has since been YIPPEED. that leaves us with four movies that are still eligible for blog ten year challenge today (23 november 2022).

“Karwat”(1949) was one of the eligible movie. It was directed by Prakash for Srigopal Pictures, Bombay. The movie had Geeta Nizami, Satish, Jeevan, Paro Devi, Leela Mishra, Kesari, Kamalakanth, Sarita Devi, Indu, Gharpurey, Kantha Patel, Preetama Malhotra etc in it.

“Karwat”(1949) had eleven songs in it. Seven of them have been covered so far. Here is the eighth song from the movie. This song is sung by Asha Bhonsle and Geeta Roy (later Dutt). D N Madhok is the lyricist. Music is composed by Hansraj Bahl.

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

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

Audio links:

Song-Ho Baadal ghir aaye rimjhim paani barse(Karwat)(1949) Singers-Asha Bhonsle, Geeta Dutt, Lyrics-D N Madhok, MD-Hansraj Bahl
Both

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

oo ooo ooo ooo
baadal ghir aaye ae ae
oo ooo ooo ooo
baadal ghir aaye ae
rim jhim rimjhim paani barsey
jiyaa mora tarsey aey ae
jiyaa moraa tarsey
tum desh paraaye aey ae
tum desh paraaye

oo ooo ooo ooo
baadal ghir aaye aey ae
oo ooo ooo ooo
baadal ghir aaye ae

phir chhed gayi
lomast hawaayein ..aen

ye mast hawaayein
nanhi nanhi boondaniyaan
birhaa agni ko aur badhaaye
haayye aur badhaaye
is sooni sejariyaan aa aaa aaa
aaa aaaa aaa

aaan aaa aaaa aaa
aaa aaaaa aaaa
aa aa aaa
dekh jiyaa ghabraaye
tum desh paraaye ae
oo ooo ooo ooo
baadal ghir aayein

oo ooo ooo ooo ooo ooo
baadal ghir aaye ae
rim jhim rimjhim paani barsey
jiyaa mora tarsey aey ae
jiyaa moraa tarsey ae
tum desh paraaye ae
tum desh paraaye

oo ooo ooo ooo
baadal ghir aaye ae ae
oo ooo ooo
baadal ghir aaye ae

jeet lee baazi tosey khel ke aey ae
dil haar gayee ee
hhaan aan aan dil haar gayee

birhaa ki peedaasainyaa haayye ae ae
haayye mohey ae aey ae
haayye mohey maar gayee
ho o o
mohey maar gayee

kaun ghadi nain toh sang
milaaye aey ae ae ae aey ae
aey ae ae ae
ae aey aey ae ae ae aey ae ae
woh din haath na aaye

tum desh paraaye ae
ooo ooo ooo
baadal ghir aayein

oo ooo oo ooo ooo
baadal ghir aaye
rimjhim rimjhim paani barsey
jiyaa mora tarsey aey ae ae ae
jiyaa moraa tarsey
tum desh paraaye ae ae
tum desh paraaye

oo ooo ooo ooo
baadal ghir aaye ae ae
ho oo ooo ho o
baadal ghir aaye ae


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.

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Today’s song is from the film Bahurani-1950. Films with the same title were made in 1940, 1950, 1963 and 1989. All films had different storylines. Bahurani 1950 was about a bahu who comes to a house after marriage, which is on the brink of breaking relationships due to crumbling family business and subsequent dwindling finances. The story is about how the clever Bahu mends matters to improvement and earlier glory and happiness.

Films made after India’s Independence, especially in the period of 1950 to 1960 dealt with the benefits of joint family, benefits of traditions and culture and ideal bringing up of the children. There was an attempt to glorify, reinvent and reestablish the ideals of togetherness and family value importance. This had become socially necessary because of the disturbed family structures during the Independence struggle of the 40’s. That was also the reason how during this decade i.e. 1950 to 1960, the highest number of religious films (124) were made.

In the subsequent decades i.e. from the 60’s to the 80’s, the family values changed, society structure took another shape and the focus turned from people to money. Because of the expanding money market, job opportunities all over the country, escalating living index, industrialisation and increasing cost of living, the joint family turned into nuclear families with limited progeny. Accordingly,  the type of films also changed and they became music and entertainment oriented. The family centred stories diminished (however, they remained only in films made in the South).

This also explains why old people love old films because they want to relive the atmosphere of their younger days. Music in the later period became loud with more instruments and less poetry. But this was accepted and liked by the young generation and it grew by leaps and bounds.

Coming back to today’s film bahurani-1950, it was made by Harishchandra Pictures, Bombay. This was a company floated by harishchandra rao Kadam, who was a stunt film actor, director and producer in the 30’s and the 40’s. He was the one who actually launched C. Ramchandra as a Hindi film Music Director for his film “Sukhi Jivan’-1942. Earlier C.Ramchandra had begun his career with acting as a Hero in film Naganand-1935 and then as assistant to several MDs in Minerva movietone. As a Music director he had given music to 2 Tamil films by then. Harishchandra rao kadam was the hero of film Sukhi Jivan opposite actress Ashalata (Mehrunnisa Bhagat -the first wife of Anil Biswas, MD). His brother Chandra rao kadam also was a stunt actor and a studio owner himself in his later life. His studio is still run by his sons.

Hansraj Behl was the Music director of this film and there were 4 Lyricists – B.R.Sharma, Aziz Siddiqi, Shevan Rizvi and Bharat Vyas. The cast of the film was Sulochana Chatterjee, Shekhar, kaushalya, Amar, Yashodhara Katju, David, Sofia, Ansari, E.Bilimoria and many others.

Heroine of the film was Sulochana Chatterjee-younger sister of Kamla Chatterjee, an actress and wife of Kidar Sharma, the famous writer and Director of Hindi films. Actually, at one time, there were at least 5 Sulochanas operating at the same time in the Hindi film industry. They did not create Same Name Confusion because every Sulochana used her Surname, setting her apart from other Sulochanas. There were 3 actresses- Sulochana Sr aka Ruby Myers, Sulochana Latkar and Sulochan Chatterjee. There were 2 Singers- Sulochana Chavan and Sulochana Vyas.

Born in Chandranagar, Sulochana Chatterjee was the daughter of a military man and the family, five girls, including the late Kamla Chatterjee ( she looked like Geeta Bali, and was Kidar Sharma’s wife), and one boy, used to travel along with their parents to wherever their father was transferred. From Calcutta they moved to Jabalpore and it was here that Sulochana did her school­ing. She also took an active part in school dramatics. After some time the family was transferred to Bombay and here her younger sister, Kamla, was spotted by Sohrab Modi, a friend of their father’s, and given a role as a child star in Modi’s picture Jailor (1938).

Once Sulochana happened to visit the sets one day and after watching her sister at work, She was offered a part in Harishchandra Pictures’ “Aina”-44, which she accepted. She co-starred with Trilok Kapoor. She starred in scores of films after that, among them the comedy “Ladli”-50, in which she appeared with Jairaj, and “Grahasti”-48 which was a memor­able hit and in which she play­ed with Yakub and Masood.

Sulochana acted in two Bengali pictures “Apanaela”, produced by Saroj Mukerjee and directed by Benoy Banerjee with Pradeep Kumar as her leading man, and Benoy Banerjee’s “Minoti” in which she shared stellar honors with Smriti Biswas and Paresh Banerjee. Her well known films are Chaitanya Mahaprabhu-53, Rami Dhoban-53, Shahjehan-46, Veena-48, Nav Durga-53, Jagte Raho-56, Jis desh mein Gaqnga behti hai-60, Saraswatichandra-68 etc. In all she acted in 119 films. Her first film was Shobha-42 and last film was Shabas Daddy-79. After retirement, she settled in Bombay. Sulochana Chatterjee died on 30-8-1999.

Her favorite pastime was playing with her sister’s children. She cooked, too, and knitted off and on. She was fond of English pictures , liked Ingrid Bergman and Gregory Peck and comedies. Sulochana could play Bad­minton and drove a car. A gifted linguist, she knew Bengali, her mother tongue, Hindi, English, Marathi, Punjabi, Kutchi and Guajarati. She spoke them all fluently.

Sometime back in one of my posts, I had assured that I will give the biodata of Ansari. So it is here…..Nisar Ahmed Ansari was the son of the late Dr. Ameer Ahmed Ansari. He was born on 29-8-1917 at Jhansi. His father had been serving in Military for 11 years and he expired in 1938. He was well known in Jhansi as he practiced there for 40 years.Ansari matriculated from Allahabad University in 1933. In 1935, he passed his Inter from Aligadh. By 1939 he was a graduate of Bombay University. He was keen to join films and in this, Mehboob khan helped him by recommending him for film Aasra-40, made by National Studios. It was directed by Mehboob’s assistant Chimanlal Gandhi.

By watching him, no one can ever visualise that a suave and respectable man like him can be a scheming villain . Competition for him was tough,initially when he joined the film industry ,as there were many character actors already there ,who were specialists in negative roles . But young and energetic Nisar Ahmad Ansari had faith in his potential .

He believed that it is not necessary that a villain should have thick eyebrows with roving eyes and have a permanent frown on his face. A person having negative traits may have a smiling face also ,to conceal his evil designs . Therefore in most of his movies , he was a well dressed person ,always beaming and had a friendly smile on his face . In his films , he used to be the boss of a criminal syndicate and had an army of foot soldiers who carried out dirty work on his behalf . To keep a distance between master and servant , instead of calling them by their name he used to call his cronies by their allotted numbers like Number Ten Or Number Five .

With a hit movie ‘Mangu’ , he became a director and later directed many successful movies like Black Cat ,Tower House ,Mr Lamboo ,Zara Bach Ke, Wanted etc for various producers and after he established his own banner Bundel Khand Films ,he made many memorable movies . Although he had to look after his own company and permanent staff ,he did not disappoint other filmmakers ,who wanted to have him in their movies in the role of villain. It is a fact that it was his Black Cat which helped G P Sippy to be a part of the league of big producers ,but it is also true ,Mr Sippy forgot him later and never acknowledged Mr Ansari’s contribution .

Mr N A Ansari ,was essentially a dedicated film maker and had no false illusions about his own capabilities . His movies were never lavishly made and had average production value ,but it did not deter his fans and sizable majority of film viewers ,who adored him and his pictures to patronise his movies . Those who love the movies of the golden age ,fondly remember his movies which used to have him in the role of villain ,beside good music, suspense, comedy, ,dance with a plausible story and a strong message for society ,that “Crime Never Pays”.

With producer/actor Sheikh Mukhtar, Nisar Ahmad Ansari had earlier worked as an actor in Dada, Dara & Ustad Pedro. Sheikh Mukhtar, aware of Ansari’s capability ,in 1954,offered him Mangu to direct. The big success of Mangu was a game changer for Ansari & O P Nayyar. They both were immensely benefited with the favourable outcome of the movie & its music. Mangu had predictable Jodi of Sheikh Mukhtar & Mukri ,with Nigar Sultana ,Sheila Ramani & Ansari himself, as a suave villain. Mangu had a breathtaking, thrilling climax, involving the speeding train. Some real shots, a few stock shots & rest studio shots with back projections (Aadhi Haqeeqat ,Aadha Fasana ),made the climax awe-inspiring. Unfortunately, the movie could not be preserved & the present generation has been deprived of witnessing Ansari’s first effort as director. Mangu is one of the most searched movies on youtube.

He again directed Mr Lambu, a big success, for Sheikh Mukhtar. This time with the classic beauty Suraiyya with music by O P Nayyar, but a similar tragedy happened, again. No print of the movie is available. In almost all his films N.A.Ansari played the role of an urbane & sophisticated Don. He always appeared, well dressed in impeccably tailored suits, fedora, trade mark pipe between his teeth & walking stick, in his hand.

Beside Sheikh Mukhtar,he directed movies, like Black Cat,Tower House,Jara Bach Ke,Wanted for other producers and playing the main villain .He had no qualm for working in the movies directed by other film makers & in this category, movies like Private Secretary,Fareb ,Do Thug ,Khota Paisa, Gunda,Ustad 420,Gunahon Ke Raaste can be named. Under his own banner Bundel khand Films he made Wahan Ke Log,Mulzim,Zindagi Aur Maut,Mr Murder, Jurm Aur Sazaa and Noor E Ilahi. The last one being his last production in 1976 & then he decided to hang his boots.It was a big journey for Ansari,who was discovered by Mehboob & given a role in Aasra ,released in 1941.

He could not say “No” to film maker Sultan Ahmad ,when he insisted him to appear in Dharam Kanta -1982 & later in Jai Vikranta. N.A.Ansari closed his eyes forever on 11 Jan 1993, in Canada, thousands of kilometres away from his beloved city Jhansi ,much before the release of his last movie Jai Vikranta in 1995. As an actor he did roles in 77 films, starting with Aasra-41. He directed 11 films, from Mangu-54 to Jurm aur Saza-74.

(Based on information from Filmdom-46 and an article by M.N.Sardana ji, with thanks.)

Today’s song is a female duet sung by Asha Bhosle and Shamshad begum. It is a good song. Enjoy….


Song- Bas itna bata do jiyen ya maren (Bahurani)(1950) Singers-Shamshad Begam, Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Aziz Siddiqui, MD-Hansraj Bahl

Lyrics

Bas itna bata do
jiyen ya maren
muhobbat jo ho jaaye
phir kya karen
muhobbat jo ho jaaye
phir kya karen
Bas itna bata do
jiyen ya maren
muhobbat jo ho jaaye
phir kya karen
muhobbat jo ho jaaye
phir kya karen

ye chitchor hote hain kitne nidar
ye chitchor hote hain kitne nidar
churaate hain dil
saamne baithhkar
churaate hain dil
saamne baithhkar

taraste hain soorat ko
hum raat bhar
hai kismat ki marzi ke aathhon pahar
hai kismat ki marzi ke aathhon pahar
ya aansoo bahaayen
ya aahen bharen
bas itna bata do
jiyen ya maren
bas itna bata do
jiyen ya maren

bas itna bata do
jiyen ya maren
muhobbat jo ho jaaye
phir kya karen
muhobbat jo ho jaaye
phir kya karen

Muhobbat ka chhaayaa hua hai khumaar
Muhobbat ka chhaayaa hua hai khumaar
tumhaari qasam
humko tumse hai pyaar
tumhaari qasam
humko tumse hai pyaar

judaai ne loota hai chain aur qaraar
hai jeene ki mushqil
wahi intezaar
hai jeene ki mushqil
wahi intezaar
kahaan tak kaleje pe patthar dharen
bas itna bata do
jiyen ya maren
bas itna bata do
jiyen ya maren

bas itna bata do
jiyen ya maren
muhobbat jo ho jaaye
phir kya karen
muhobbat jo ho jaaye
phir kya karen
muhobbat jo ho jaaye
phir kya karen
bas itna bata do
jiyen ya maren
muhobbat jo ho jaaye
phir kya karen
muhobbat jo ho jaaye
phir kya karen


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.

The blog completes 14 years of its existence today (19 july 2008-19 july 2022).

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5114 Post No. : 17057

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Today’s song is from the film Phoolon ke Haar-1951. I fail to understand why this film was titled Phoolon ke haar. I have seen this film, but I did not find any justifiable answer to this title.

The film was made by Shrikant Studio, Bombay. It was directed by G.P.Pawar, a veteran from Silent films. His first silent film as a director was Mysterious Prince-1929. He directed 10 silent films and then started directing Talkie films with Qatil kataar-1935. He directed 18 talkie films. His last film was Jang bahadur-1958. Pawar was the second husband of Lalita pawar, who was the heroine of many of his Silent films. Later they were divorced. She, however, continued using the surname Pawar till the end, although she got married to Shri Omprakash Gupta, who started the Ambika Studio, in the name of Lalita Pawar-whose real name was Ambu , a short form of Ambika.

The film had music by Hansraj Behl. He, in my opinion,was one of those composers in the film world, who composed lots of melodious songs. Unfortunately, he was also one of those composers who never got Big banners to work for. He and his brother, Gulshan Behl founded N.C.Films, on their father’s name-Nihal Chand- and produced B and C grade movies to which Hansraj gave his music. Hansraj was known as Master ji, in the industry. Only two people were known as Master ji…one was Ghulam Haider and the other was Hansraj Behl. Hansraj usually worked alone and rarely used any assistant while giving music.

Hansraj is remembered for giving initial playback singing breaks to Asha Bhonsle and Madhubala Jhaveri. He also gave a chance to his own friend Verma Malik-Lyricist. Malik used to live with him initially, in Bombay. He composed music for 62 films from Pujari-46 to Badmashon ka Badmash-79. One film “Insaaf ka Khoon” was released after his death,in 1988.

Hansraj Behl was one of the music directors who became successful in the post-independence era. He composed music for not only Hindi films but also for Punjabi films. Hansraj was born on 19 November 1916 in Punjab. He got his basic education in music from Pt. Chunnilal. Then he opened his music school in Lahore and he had some non-film records released under the label of HMV. In 1944 Hansraj came to Bombay to try his luck in the Hindi film industry as a music director.

After one year of struggle he got his first film Pujari, made by Ardeshir Irani, in 1946. He got films like Gwaalan and Phulwari in the same year, but all these films could not do well at the box office. Behl tasted success in 1947 with the release of Lakhon Mein Ek and Chheen Le Azadi. ‘Moti Chugne Gayi Re Hansi..’ sung by Shamshad Begum and Mukesh from the film Chheen Le Azadi became very popular. In 1948 he came up with four films – Chunariya, Mitti Ke Khilone, Pardesi Mehmaan and Satya Narayan, of which Chunariya’s music was a hit especially the song ‘Dil-e-Nashaad Ko Jeene Ki Hasrat Ho Gayi..’ sung by Lata Mangeshkar. The song which placed him among high class music directors was ‘Sab Kuchh Lutaya Hamne Aakar Teri Gali Me..’ sung by Mohammed Rafi and written by Mulk Raj Bhaakri.

In the year 1949, he came out with Chakori, Raat Ki Raani, Zevraat and few more films. Lata sang one of her favourite songs, ‘Haye Chanda Gaye Pardes Chakori Yahan Ro Ro Mare..’ in Chakori, which became very popular and it helped Hansraj to gain popularity among music lovers. ‘Jin Raaton Mein Neend Ud Jaati Hai..’ sung by Mohammed Rafi in Raat Ki Raani was a nationwide hit.

In 1950-51 he gave many hit songs with Lata Mangeshkar, Geeta Dutt and Suraiyya. Songs of Kisi Ki Yaad became very popular soon after the release of the film. ‘Koi Mujhko Na Bulaye..’ and ‘Tadapta Chhod Kar Mujhko Kahaan Tum Reh Gaye..’ both sung by Geeta Dutt and ‘O Jaane Wale Ye Kya Kiya..’ by Mohammed Rafi gained immense popularity. In 1952 he introduced Madhubala Jhaveri as a playback singer in Apni Izzat and Jaggu. Madhubala sang ‘Dil Mere Tera Diwaana..’ with Talat Mehmood and ‘Meethi Meethi Loriyaan Main Dheere Dheere Gaoon..’ (both Apni Izzat) featured her solo voice. In 1954, he again came out with musical films like Dost and Khaiber. ‘Aaye Bhi Akela Jaye Bhi Akela..’ from Dost -1954 sung by Talat Mehmood was among one of his memorable compositions.

He continued to give his best in films like Rajdhani, Milan, Miss Bombay, Changez Khan and Saawan. Songs like ‘Bhool Ja Sapne Suhane..’ from Rajdhan- 1956, ‘Mohabbat Zinda rehti Hai..’ from Changez Khan -1957, ‘ Jab Raat Nahi Katti..’ from Changez Khan -1957, ‘Zindagi Bhar Gham Judaai Ka..’ from Miss Bombay -1957, ‘Haseen Ho Khuda To Nahi..’ from Mud Mud Ke Na Dekh -1960, ‘Bheega Bheega Pyar Ka Sama..’ from Saawan -1959 and ‘Tujhko Dhoondhu To Dhoondhu Kahaan..’ from Milan -1959 crossed all the barriers of success and Hansraj Behl’s name was on the lips of every music lover.

After all these successful films he continued to give music till 1969 but failed to give any hit because his later films were either stunts or fantasy films with little scope for having good music. His last hit song was an all time great creation ‘Jahan Daal Daal Pe Sone Ki Chidiya Karti Hai Basera..’ which was sung by Mohammed Rafi for the film Sikandar-e-Aazam in 1965.

Hansraj Behl died of Cancer in Bombay on 20-5-1984.

The cast of the film Phoolon ke Haar-1951 was Nigar Sultana, Geeta Bali, Nasir khan, Yashodhara katju, Sundar, Madhav kale, Rani, Shakuntala, heeralal etc. The 11 songs of this film were written by Bharat Vyas, Indivar, Kaif irfani, D.N.Madhok and Varma malik. In the last so many years- till 1980 – I must have seen hundreds of Films- Hindi, Marathi, English, Tamil, Telugu, and Kannada. In the Hindi films, I can not forget 3 actresses, who were Bubbly, playful, with innocent looks and with Natural acting talent. They were Meena Shorey, Nalini Jaywant and Geeta Bali. I enjoyed every film of these actresses, which I saw. It is difficult to forget the role and acting of Meena Shorey in film ” Ek thi Ladki-49″, or Nalini Jaywant in film ” Hum sab chor hain-56″, or Geeta Bali in film ” Aji Bas Shukriya-58″. These were all my favourite actresses. It is very unfortunate that they all met their deaths in very tragic circumstances.

Geeta Bali’s dancing eyes and her animated, expressive face which mirrored her soul were her most outstanding features. Yet life was snatched away from this vibrant personality at an achingly young age of 35.It is some consolation that Geeta crammed a lot into her short life: 80 odd films in a ten-year career. She married struggling actor-turned-megastar Shammi Kapoor and mothered two children: a son and a daughter. Today, she is remembered as a wonderfully natural actress and a fabulous human being.She was quite close to her sisters and brother. Her childhood pet name was KEETA.
True, Geeta’s reputation as an actress rests more on her performances than her roles. Natural, spontaneous and gifted with a spot-on sense of comic timing, she never really found a vehicle worthy of her talent. Largely a shade better than the movies she starred in, she frittered away her talents in B-grade films. Probably the fact that she was born into a family that had to struggle for sheer survival and the fact that she reached the top through sheer grit had Geeta stress on quantity rather than quality. Film lore has it that when mentor [filmmaker] Kidar Sharma first met Geeta, she was living with her family in somebody’s bathroom!

Geeta Bali (real name Harkirtan kaur) was born in Amritsar on 30-11-1930, in a Sikh family, known for its religious and Scholarly traditions. Her father was a Sikh Missionary Preacher and travelled not only all over India, but also to Burma, Ceylon and Malaya. Due to frequent change of place, Geeta’s education was not consistent and it ended after 6th standard. When the family was in Kashmir, she joined the dancing and music classes. Keeta (her family nickname) did dance performances on stage in her schools.

When she was about 9-10 year old, she gave a public performance of her Dance in Lucknow. The puritans in their society objected, made a hue and cry and the pendal was burnt, to stop her show. Such experiences made her very bold in life. While at Lahore, Geeta directly entered the A.I.R. office to get a music contract. She got it also. She used to participate in Children’s programmes.

Through her Dance Director in A.I.R., she got into a documentary ” Cobbler” made by Shorey pictures. Impressed, she got a dance performance in film ” Badnami”-46 as well as Kahan Gaye-46 and Pancholi’s Patjhad-47, before moving to Mumbai. Impressed by her off-screen vivacity, Sharma cast Geeta in his Suhaag Raat (1948). Audiences related to her instantly and watched wide-eyed as she nonchalantly tossed her unconscious hero, Bharat Bhushan over her shoulder in a scene.

Soon, Geeta was inundated with contracts (that’s what they called film offers then). She accepted most. She won raves even in supporting roles like in the 1949 Suraiya starrer Badi Behan and the Madhubala starrer Dulari. In 1951, she became a major star with Guru Dutt’s first hit, Baazi (she went on to do three other films under his direction). Geeta played a gangster’s moll with a golden heart to Kalpana Kartik’s conventional heroine. But Geeta played her role with such gay abandon that hero Dev Anand divulges, “People came repeatedly to theatres to see Geeta’s spirited dancing to Tadbeer se bigdi hui taqdeer bana de.

Next she worked with Raj Kapoor in Bawre Nain-50, Bhagwan’s Albela-51 and Navketan’s Baazi-52. Now there was no looking back. Geeta Bali went on to act in 80 films in her short career of just 14 years. She even sang a few lines in a song from the film Rangeen Raaten-56, with Shamshad Begum and Uma Devi. She worked with Prithviraj Kapoor in Anand math-52 and his sons Raj kapoor in Bawre nain and in many films with Shammi kapoor. With Dev Anand she did Baazi, Faraar, Milap, Jaal, Zalzala, Ferry and Pocket Maar. She worked opposite Ashok Kumar, Motilal, Balraj Sahani, Prem Adib, Jairaj, Rehman, Bharat Bhushan, Abhi Bhattacharya, Kamal Kapoor, Karan Dewan, Shekhar, Sajjan, Amarnath, Jaswant and Suresh.

Some of her notable films were, Girls’ School-49, Dulari-49, Badi bahen-49, Nishana-550,Bawre Nain-50, Baazi-51, Albela-51, Zalzala-52, Raag Rang-52, Anand Math-52, Jhamela-53, Baaz-53, Daaku ki Ladki-54, Vachan-55, Miss Coca Cola-55, Jawab-55, Faraar-55, Bara Dari-55, Albeli-55, Pocket Maar-56, inspector-56, Coffee House-57, Mujrim-58, Jailor-58, Aji Bas Shukriya-58, Mr. India-61 etc etc.
Geeta proved she could do tragedy (Sharma’s Raj Kapoor starrer Bawre Nain) or and play the lighthearted heroine to comedian Bhagwan in the super successful Albela. Albela’s swinging C Ramchandra composed songs like Shola jo bhadke and Sham dhale mere khidki tale made front-benchers dance with the stars and even fling coins on screen. Pug-nosed Geeta was no conventional beauty, but that transparent face and that smile constantly flirting on her lips made sure you couldn’t tear your eyes away from her.

Watch Geeta Bali in the Guru Dutt-directed Jaal (1952). Dev Anand, a cigarette-smoking smuggler on the run from the police, tries to entice morally upstanding heroine Geeta into his web. Geeta evocatively communicates her struggle against, and her eventual surrender to, handsome Dev’s seduction call Yeh raat, yeh chandni phir kahan Famously down-to-earth despite her star status, Geeta was the antithesis of the coy 1950s’ heroine. She often drove herself to her premieres in an open jeep. Those who knew her claim she was a Samaritan who touched the lives of whoever she met. She is said to have personally groomed Mala Sinha, then a newcomer.

To date, so many years after her death, her secretary Surinder Kapoor’s (Boney Kapoor’s father) productions begin with a shraddhanjali to Geeta Bali.

Shammi Kapoor entered her life when they worked in the quaintly named Miss Coca Cola and Coffee House together. On an impulse, Geeta played a small role of a man in Sharma’s Shammi Kapoor starrer Rangeen Raatein. On the film’s Ranikhet outdoor, Shammi and Geeta fell in love. Kapoor was a year younger to her and was not yet a star, but the twosome were hell bent on marrying each other. Geeta had worked with Shammi’s eldest brother, Raj Kapoor in Bawre Nain, and with his father, Prithviraj Kapoor in Anand Math, Shammi was unsure about their reaction to this match. But on August 23, 1955, with producer-director Hari Walia and friend Johnny Walker as witness, the couple were married at the Banganga Temple at 4 am.

Geeta continued to work after marriage in a few films like Sohrab Modi’s Jailor (1958), where she won raves as a blind girl. With Shammi Kapoor turning into a huge star and the birth of her two children Aditya (nicknamed Mickey) and Kanchan, she eased her workload.

The desire to do that one fulfilling role she would be remembered for prompted Geeta to attempt the production of a classic for herself. She started Rano, based on Rajinder Singh Bedi’s famous novel, Ek Chadar Maili Si, based on a widow’s remarriage to her brother-in-law. Upcoming star Dharmendra played her hero.

Geeta, had not been vaccinated for smallpox, despite the fact her father too had died of Smallpox. She had ignored repeated warnings in her childhood. She contracted the dreaded disease while shooting the film. The best care was rushed to her, but her fever apparently reached 107 degrees. Her doctor saw a picture by his patient’s bedside and asked who the pretty lady was. The disease had so wracked Geeta’s frail frame that he didn’t recognise her as the same person!

Geeta Bali passed away on January 21, 1965, leaving behind eight-year-old Aditya and three-year-old Kanchan in the care of a devastated Shammi Kapoor.

Ironically, she was cremated in Banganga, not far from where she was married. ( adapted from Rediffmail.com, books Star Portraits by Harish Booch and Stars of the Indian Screen by Baburao Patel, India Today, Yaadon ki Baaraat by Shirish Kanekar and my notes – with thanks.)

Today’s song is sung by Shamshad Begum in her inimitable typical unique voice. Let us enjoy this song.


Song- Mohobbat chikni chikni hai ke baabu phisal na jaana (Phoolon Ke Haar)(1951) Singer- Shamshad Begum, Lyricist- Bharat Vyas, MD- Hansraj Behl

Lyrics

mohabbat chikni chikni hai
ke baabu phisal na jaana
mohabbat chikni chikni hai
ke baabu phisal na jaana
ho o o
zamaana re zamaana haaye zamaana hoy
zamaana naazuk naazuk hai
kisi se dil na lagaana
mohabbat chikni chikni hai
ke baabu phisal na jaana

kaabu mein rakhna baabu
ye dil hai bada mawaali
kaabu mein rakhna baabu
ye dil hai bada mawaali
beech bajariya bik jaayenge
lota bartan thhaali
bich bajariya bik jaayenge
lota bartan thhaali
ho o o
ye dhanda re ye dhandha haaye ye dhandha hoy
ye dhadna ulta pulta hai
ke ulte latak na jaana
mohabbat chikni chikni hai
ke baabu phisal na jaana

ye powder aur surkhi waale
gore gore mukhde
ye powder aur surkhi waale
gore gore mukhde
le jaate hain nakad naaraayan
de jaate hain dukhde
le jaate hain nakad naaraayan
de jaate hain dukhde
ho o o
ye galiyaan re ye galiyaan haaye ye galiyaan hoy
ye galiyaan uljhi uljhi hain
na aage kadam badhaana
mohabbat chikni chikni hai
ke baabu phisal na jaana

raaton ko jaagoge bhaiya
din mein so jaaoge
raaton ko jaagoge bhaiya
din mein so jaaoge
kise dhoondhhne nikle ho tum
khud hi kho jaaoge
aejee
kise dhoondhhne nikle ho tum
khud hi kho jaaoge
ho o o
dagariya re dagariya haaye dagariya hoy
dagariya oonchi neechi hai
musaafir bhatak na jaana
mohabbat chikni chikni hai
ke baabu phisal na jaana
zamaana naazuk naazuk hai
kisi se dil na lagaana


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This article is the 16900th post in the blog on its 5000th day.

Blog Day :

5000 Post No. : 16900

Today (27 March 2022) is one of those days that arrives regularly in the blog. It is the century post day. Moreover, it is an even more special day for the blog. Today is the 5000th day of the blog !

The fact that today is the 5000th day of the blog was known for quite some time. The idea that this day should coincide with the century post germinated a few days ago, even though it meant that we needed to go at a slower rate than even the already slow rate for the blog.

Sudhir Jee, who floated this idea was under the impression till the last moment that today we were on to 17000th post. It was only at the last moment that he realised that we were onto just the 16900th post. 🙂

Sudhir Jee had identified a special post for the occasion of 17000th post and so that song had to be held back.

We did not have any backup song for the occasion.

Most of our century posts get posted on week days when the blog gets more visits. Today is perhaps the first time in many years when the century post was getting covered on a Sunday. The previous such occasion that I can think of was 20 July 2014, which was a Sunday too and that was the day when the 10000th post was covered on the blog. That day which saw 8 articles being posted was a memorable day for the blog, as the regulars of the blog remember even to this day.

Today is Sunday. A few years ago, I had discovered a rare and remarkable old song of 1940s that celebrated Sunday. I vaguely remembered that I had noted it down and I had even downloaded that song. That song would have been a perfect century song for today. But I could not locate that song, despite searching hard in my portable hard disks and elsewhere. It could well have been hiding in some laptop that I am no longer using.

I informed Sudhir Jee about this song and he too searched for it. But that song could not be located.

During my searches, I came across some other rare songs and I considered using one of them, in case our “Sunday” song could not be located. So here is that song.

This song, quite an interesting and rare song, is from ‘Phulwaari’ (1946).

‘Phulwaari’ (1946) was directed by Chaturbhuj Doshi. The movie had Motilal, Khursheed, Madhubala, Ramayan Tiwari etc in it. This obscure movie had 9 obscure songs in it. Two songs from the movie have been covered in the blog.

This song, third from the movie and 16900th song in the blog is a children’s song. It is sung by Baby Anu and chorus. Pt Indra is the lyricist. Music is composed by Hansraj Bahl.

The song is a take on Chanda Mama from her point of view. It is quite a fun song, quite an interesting song indeed. The song , like its movie ended up becoming obscure.

I request our knowledgeable readers to help throw light on the movie as well as on the picturisation of the song.

I have no idea who this singer Baby Anu was. She may have been a small child while recording this song, but today she would be in her 70s. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on her. She makes her debut as a playback singer in the blog.

16900 songs on the 5000th day for the blog ! It has been quite a marathon run for this musical blog where songs have been covered at a rate of 3.4 songs everyday. These figures demonstrate the fact that if one can be consistent and disciplined that it is possible to achieve such high figures, even if our daily rate of posts may be seemingly low.

The blog now has 16900 songs from nearly 4600 movies, and around 1300 of these movies have already been Yippeee’d. These figures may not appear too daunting to the uninitiated, but these figures are big figures. We realize their size only when we try to list them or try to go through the list, or try to take a print out.

The next century mark is the big mark of 17000th song. Who thought, 14 years ago during 2008, that this blog would still be around in 2022 and people here would talk of 17000 songs in it. We are here and that target is just 100 songs away from us.

I take this opportunity to thank one and all. And as always, let us hope that this musical bandwagon keeps rolling on and on and we keep discovering many musical gems in our journey.


Song-Chaand mama ne amrood churaaya re (Phulwaari)(1946) Singer-Baby Anu, Lyrics-Pt Indra, MD-Hansraj Bahl
Chorus

Lyrics

chaand mama ne
chaand mama ne ho
chaand mama ne amrood churaaya re
chaand mama ne amrood churaaya re
chori chori
ho chori chori
chori chori akele hi khaaya re
chori chori akele hi khaaya re

chaand mama chaand mama
chaand mama rakhiya bandhaane ko aaya
ho o o o
ho o o o
chaand mama rakhiya bandhaane ko aaya
jholi mein kitne khilaune wo laaya
jholi mein
jholi mein kitne khilaune wo laaya
munni munne ke man bhaaya re
munni munne ke man bhaaya re
chaand mama ne amrood churaaya re
chaand mama ne amrood churaaya re

chaand mama chaand mama
chaand mama chaand mama
baaghon mein aana
chaand mama chaand mama
baaghon mein aana
munni ko kirnon ka jhoola jhulaana
munni ko
munni ko kirnon ka jhoola jhulaana
jhoolan ka mausam aaya re
jhoolan ka mausam aaya re
chaand mama ne amrood churaaya re
chaand mama ne amrood churaaya re

chaand mama chaand mama
chaand mama chaand mama
school jaana
chaand mama chaand mama
school jaana
master jee se chhutti dilaana
chhutti dilaana
master jee se chhutti dilaana
mera janm din aaya re
mera janm din aaya re
chaand mama ne amrood churaaya re
chaand mama ne amrood churaaya re

chori chori
ho chori chori
chori chori akele hi khaaya re
chori chori akele hi khaaya re
chaand mama ne


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Blog Day :

4984 Post No. : 16869

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2012-2022) – Song No. 27
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This date ten years ago (viz 11 March 2012) saw as many as 8 songs from eight different movies getting covered in the blog. Here are the details:-

Blog Post number Song Movie (Year) Remarks
5619 Dekho jee chaand nikla peeche khazoor ke Alibaba Aur Chaalis Chor(1954) 4 songs covered out of 8 so far
5620 Keh rahin hain dhadkanen pukaar kar Laal Pari(1954) 3 songs covered out of 8 so far.
5621 Suno sunaayen aaj tumhe ek chhoti si kahaani Agra road (1957) Movie YIPPEED by now
5622 Chanda ke desh mein rehti ek raani Mera Ghar Mere Bachche(1960 ) 7 songs covered out of 9 so far
5623 Na dekho hamen ghoor ke jaadoogar sainyya Gharaana(1961) Movie YIPPEED by now
5624 Sadqe Heer tujhpe ham faqeer sadqe Mera Naam Joker(1970) Movie YIPPEED by now
5625 Rang rangeela mausam Jee Chaahta Hai(1964) Movie YIPPEED by now
5626 Aji kya rakkha hai gyaanam mein Akalmand(1966) 8 songs covered out of 9 so far. Final song not available

It can be noticed that four movies out of 8 have since been YIPPEED. Another movie is one short of YIPPEEdom but that song seems unavailable as of now.

That leaves us with three movies that are eligible for Blog Ten year challenge today (11 march 2022). One such movie has been covered today in Blog Ten Year Challenge.

“Laal Pari”(1954) is another movie that is eligible for Ten Year Challenge today. This movie was produced by Gulshan Bahl and directed by Kedar Kapoor for N C Films, Bombay. The movie had Shakila, Mahipal, Kuldeep, Tiwari, Ramesh Thakur, B.M.Vyas, Helen, Maruti, Johny Walker, Sarita, Sikandar etc in it.

The movie had eight songs in it. Three songs from the movie have been covered so far. Here is the fourth song from the movie. The song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. Asad Bhopali is the lyricist. Music is composed by Hansraj Bahl.

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

Lyrics were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

audio link:

Song-Meri tabaahi pe tu bhi chup hai (Laal Pari)(1954) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Asad Bhopali, MD-Hansraj Bahl

Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra)

meree tabaahee pe tu bhi chup hai ae
ke jaisey tujhko pataa naheen hai ae
agar ye sach hai
agar ye sach hai
agar ye sach hai to saaf keh dey
tu beqason ka khudaa naheen hai
khudaa naheen hai
khudaa naheen hai aey ae
khudaa naheen hai
meri tabaahi pe tu bhi chup hai
ke jaisey tujhko pataa naheen hai ae

basaa huaa ghar ujad chukaa hai
basaa huaa ghar ujad chukaa hai
har ek sahaaraa bichhad chukaa hai
woh daag dil mein
woh daag dil mein
woh daag ab dil mein pad chukaa hai
ke jis ki koyee dawaa naheen hai ae

hazaar gham ek bezubaan dil
hazaar gham ek bezubaan dil
yahaan to ab zindagi hai mushqil
zamaana jitnaa
zamaana jitnaa
zamaana jitnaa buraa hai yaa rab
naseeb utnaa buraa naheen hai ae

duaa bhee kee
iltijaa bhi kar lee
duaa bhee kee
iltjaa bhi kar lee
magar na tooney ae meree khabar lee
jo meraa bas ho
jo meraa bas ho
jo mera bas ho to sabse keh doon
ke bandagi mein bhalaa naheen hai
meri tabaahi pe tu bhi chup hai
ke jaisey tujhko pataa naheen hai
agar ye sach hai to saaf keh dey
tu beqason kaa khudaa naheen hai
khudaa..aa naheen hai
khudaa naheen hai ae ae
khudaa naheen hai ae


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 :

4955 Post No. : 16823

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2012-2022) – Song No. 17
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Today’s song is from the movie ‘Malikaa-1956’.

One song from this movie was posted on the blog on 10.02.2012 … and that’s long time back. This movie completes its ten-year run on the blog with only one song posted from it.

I had not gone through this movie or its details and song in the past. It did that only when I saw the lyrics sent by Prakash ji with a song sung by none other than Geeta Dutt.
When I listened to today’s song, I liked it very much and I am presenting this song today.

This movie ‘Malikaa-1956’ is eligible under the ‘Blog Ten Years Challenge’ today. Let us go through the songs that were represented on the blog on this day ten years ago.

Following is the list of songs posted on 10.02.2012 in ascending order (i.e., the last song of the day appears at the bottom of this list below)

Song Movie title-Year Remarks
Saawan ke baadalon unse ye jaa kaho Rattan(1944) All songs covered
Meri aankhon mein bas gaya koyi re Barsaat(1949) All songs covered
Zindagi ki kasam ho chuke unke ham Maalik(1958) 06 of 08 songs posted
Hamaari muhabbat hamaara zamaana Bahaadur(1953) All songs covered
O dilruba tu muskuraa Teesra Kaun(1965) All songs covered
Ye aansoo mere dil ki zubaan hai Hamraahi(1963) All songs covered
Raat hai nikhhri huyi Malikaa(1956) 01 out of 8 songs posted

From the above table we can see that out of seven movies represented on the blog on 10.02.2012 five movies ‘Rattan-1944’, ‘Barsaat-1949’, ‘Bahaadur-1953’, ‘Teesra Kaun-1965’ and ‘Hamraahi-1963’ have already attained ‘Yippeeee’ status on the blog.

Two movies viz. ‘Maalik-1958’ and ‘Malikaa-1956’ are not yet YIPPEEDon the blog and so these two movies are eligible for Blog Ten Year Challenge today.

I am presenting a song from the movie ‘Malikaa-1956’.

Lyrics of this song were sent by Prakashchandra.

Here is a brief about this movie ‘Malikaa-1956’ as mentioned by our inhouse encyclopaedia Shri. Arunkumar Deshmukh while commenting on the first song ‘raat hai nikhhri huyi’ written by Shri. Sadanand Kamath.

Kamath ji,
MALIKAA was a 1956 film, produced by Thakur Ranbir Singh under the banner of S.B. Films and directed by Majnu-whose real name was Harold Lewis. This Majnu was acting as a comedian and is seen in many films along with I.S. Johar
e.g. Ek thi Ladki, Hum sab chor hai etc. He has directed many films.
The cast included Mahipal, Shakila, Chandrashekhar, Omprakash. sunder, Kumkum, Ramesh Thakur etc. The MD was Hansraj Behl, ably assisted by Inder Goyal. It was not a remake of any southern film, but an independent film made in Bombay.
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The star-cast of this movie also included Yashodhara Katju, Ramavtar, Sudharshan Sethi, Kamaldeep and others.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 04.05.1956.

This movie had eight songs, written by Tanvir Naqvi (four songs), Asad Bhopali (three songs) and Verma Malik (one song).

Music for ‘Malikaa-1956’ was composed by Hansraj Bahl.

Following is the list of songs in this movie as appearing in HFGK Vol-III (1951-1960).

S.No. Song Title Singer/s Lyricist Posted on
01 O meri taraf dekh le, jaane jigar Geeta Dutt Tanvir Naqvi
02 Husnwaale bade magroor Krishna Goel Asad Bhopali
03 Suno suno sunaayen afsaana Geeta Dutt, Krishan Goel, chorus Tanvir Naqvi
04 Teer-e-nazar se zaraa dil ko bachaana Shamshad Begum Asad Bhopali
05 Yah husn ki mehfil … zulfon ki ghataayein hain Geeta Dutt, chorus Tanvir Naqvi
06 Tere dar pe rakh di khopri … o zaraa nazar milaa le o chhokri S. Balbir Verma Malik
07 Raat hai nikhhri huyi Geeta Dutt, Krishan Goel Asad Bhopali 10.02.2012
08 Idhar dil hai udhar duniyaa Geeta Dutt Tanvir Naqvi Being discussed today

As mentioned above, only one song from this movie has been posted on the blog.

Today’s song is written by Tanvir Naqvi, and music is composed by Hansraj Bahl. The singer of today’s song is Geeta Dutt.

Lyrics for this song have been provided by Prakashchandra.

Let us now listen to the song.

(when I listened to the song repeatedly it ssounded vaguely familiar, may be I had heard it on radio somewhere sometime in the past.)


Song-Idhar dil hai udhar duniya (Malika)(1956) Singer-Geeta Dutt, Lyrics-Tanveer Naqvi, MD-Hansraj Bahl

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

idhar dil hai
udhar duniyaa
kidhar jaayein kahaan jaayein
bataa hum pyaar ke maare
kahaan ae aasmaan jaayein
idhar dil hai ae udhar duniyaa

idhar majboor ulfat hai ae
udhar saaraa zamaanaa hai ae
zamaanaa hai
idhar majboor ulfat hai ae
udhar saaraa zamaanaa hai ae
zamaanaa hai
khade hain hum doraahe par
khade hain hum doraahe par
jahaan jaayein
wahaan jaayein
idhar dil hai udhar duniyaa

na kuchh kehne ae ki himmat hai ae
na chupp rehnaa aa gawaaraa hai ae
gawaaraa hai
na kuchh kehne ae ki himmat hai ae
na chup rehnaa aa gawaaraa hai ae
gawaaraa hai
museebat hi museebat hai
museebat hi museebat hai
jidhar dekhein jahaan jaayein
idhar dil hai udhar duniyaa
kidhar jaayein aen kahaan jaayein
bataa hum pyaar ke maare
kahaan ae aasmaan jaayein
idhar dil hai udhar duniyaa aa aa aa


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Blog Day :

4950 Post No. : 16812

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2012-2022) – Song No. 14
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This day ten years ago (viz February 2012) was a “normal” day for the blog. As many as seven songs from seven different movies were discussed in the blog on that day.

Here are the details of the songs covered in the blog ten years ago:-

Blog post number Song Movie (Year) Remarks
5394 Jhummak jhummak chal mere haathi Poonam (1952) Movie YIPPEED by now
5395 Dard e jigar thahar zara Aurat(1953) Movie YIPPEED by now
5396 Mohabbat ki raahon mein chalna sambhal ke Udan Khatola (1955) Movie YIPPEED by now
5397 Jaaye na pakad kahin roz roz ki chori Mujrim(1958) Movie YIPPEED by now
5398 Tera teer o be peer dil ke aaram paar hai Sharaarat(1959) Movie YIPPEED by now
5399 Sab pyaar ki baaten karte hain Matlabi Duniya(1961) 4 songs covered out of 12 so far
5400 Tu hai mera yaar aur main hoon tera yaar Milan(1958) 5 songs covered out of 8

We notice that five movies whose songs were covered have since been YIPPEED in the blog. The last two movies whose songs were covered on that day are the only two movies that are still eligible for blog ten year challenge today.

The final songs of the movie was a special song with a special writeup. That song was song post number 5400 of the blog. That song was picturised on a kid and a dog, and I had taken this opportunity to discuss my pet dogs, that were then just over one year old. One of those dogs is still with me.

Today, ten year later, here is another song from “Milan”(1958). Unlike the “Milan”(1958) song covered in the blog ten years ago, the song being discussed today is a rare song. This song is sung by Geeta Dutt. P L Santoshi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Hansraj Bahl.

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

Lyrics of the song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.


Song-Aaiye janaab baithhiye janaab (Milan)(1958) Singer-Geeta Dutt, Lyrics-P L Santoshi, MD-Hansraj Bahl

Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra)

aayiye janaab
baithhiye janaab
aayiye janaab
baithiye janaab
meri ek baat kaa deejiye jawaab
aayiye janaab
baithhiye janaab
meri ek baat kaa deejiye jawaab/em>

roz jaisee raa..aaaat hai
ho o aisi kyaa baat hai
roz jaisee raaat hai
ho o aisi kyaa baat hai
dekhti hoon main jahaan
falak nayee nayee wahaan
aa gayaa hai chaand jaisey chhod ke ye aasmaan
is jahaan..aan..aaan
is maqaam
mere saamney aey ae ae ae yahaan
samjhoon isko sach
yaa samjhoon isko khwaab
samjhoon isko sach
yaa samjhoon isko khwaa..aaab
mere ek baat kaa deejiye jawaab
aayiye janaab
baithhiye janaab
meri ek baat kaa deejiye jawaab
aayiye janaab
baithhiye janaab
meri ek baat kaa deejiye jawaab

aise kya qasoor thhe
jo aap door door thhe
aise kya qasoor thhe
jo aap door door thhe
sochti hoon chup rahoon
kahoon kahoon yaa naa kahoon
aisa mauqaa baar baar aayegaa kahaan
bhool(?) kar
hai jidhar (?)
aur pyaar kee daastaan
isko samjhoon sach
yaa isko samjhoon khwaa..aab
isko samjhoon sach
yaa isko samjhoon khwaab
meri ek baat kaa deejiye jawaab
aayiye janaab
baithhiye janaab
meri ek baat kaa deejiye jawaab
aayiye janaab
baithhiye janaab
meri ek baat kaa deejiye jawaab


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Blog Day : 4945 Post No. : 17804

“Rustam e Hind”(1965) was produced by Kedar Kapoor and R S Sharma and directed by Kedar Kapoor for K R Films, Bombay. The movie had Dara Singh and Mumtaz in lead roles. Others in the movie included Helen, Laxmi chhaya, Sham kumar, K.N.Singh, Parveen Paul, Rajan Haksar, Mridula Rani, Randhir, Maruti Rao, TunTun, Mohan Choti, Bihari, Hansa, Haroon, Khurshid, Madhumati, Roopesh Kumar, Parashuram etc.

The movie had six songs in it. One song has been covered in the blog. That was more than ten years ago.

Here is the second song from “Rustam e Hind”(1965). The song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. Qamar Jalalabadi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Hansraj Bahl.

The song is picturised on Laxmi Chhaaya. Shyam Kumar, K.N.Singh, Maruti etc are also visible in the picturisation.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.


Song-Nazar meri badhi idhar se (Rustam e Hind)(1965) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Qamar Jalalabadi, MD-Hansraj Bahl

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

nazar meri badhi idhar se
nazar teri badhi udhar se
nazar phir mili nazar se
nazar phir gayee ee
lad lad lad
nazar meri badhi idhar se
nazar teri badhi udhar se
nazar phir mili nazar se
nazar phir gayee …ee
lad lad lad

teraa zaalim ishaaraa
churaaye dil hamaaraa
jidhar chaahe tu le jaa…aaaaa
haayye haayye haayye
teraa zaalim ishaaraa
chhuraayee dil hamaaraa
jidhar chaahe tu le jaa…aaa aaa
haayye
tu aankhon se bulaaye
main khinchee khinchee aaoon
tu aissa kare jadoo palatt ke na jaaoon
baat ik chali idhar se
baat ik chali udhar se
baat phir nikli baat se
baat phir gayee…eeee….ee
badh badh badh
haa..aaaa…aaaa..haaye
haa…aaa….aaa..haaaa….haaa
hhaaa….haaaaaa…aahaaa

ye aashiq hain shikaari
ghazab ke hain khilaadi
suno inn kaa fasaanaa…aaaa
hoyye hoyye hoyye
ye aashiq hain shikaari
ghazab ke hain khilaadi
suno inn kaa fasaanaa….aaaa
hoyye
rahey ye khoye khoye
na soye ye na jaagey
haseenaa jahaan dekhen
ye peechhe peechhe bhaagen
teer ek chalaa idhar se
teer ek chalaa udhar se
teer do miley falak ke
dilon mein gaye
adh adh adh
hhaaa hhhaaaa hhhaaa…..aaaa
aahhaaa hhaaa hhaa haa aa
aahhhaaa haaa hhaa haaa

phizaayein hain gulaabi
zamaanaa hai sharaabi
bhulaa de tu bhi taubaa …aaaa
haayye haayye haayye
phizaayein hain gulaabi
zamaanaa hai sharaabi
bhulaa de tu bhi taubaa…aaaa
hoyye
hawaaon ko deewaanaa banaati jaaoon main
yoon peetaa jaaye tu
pilaati jaaoon main
jaam ek chalaa idhar se
jaam ek chalaa udhar se
jaam do miley chhalkte
nashaa phir gayaa …aaa
chadh chadh chadh

nazar meri badhi idhar se
nazar teri badhi udhar se
nazar phir mili nazar se
nazar phir gayee …eeee
lad lad lad


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Blog Day :

4866 Post No. : 16657

“Chunariya”(1948) was directed by Ravindra Dave for Kuldeep Pictures, Bombay. Mulkraj Bhakri had written the story, dialogues, screen-play and lyrics. For all practical purposes, Mulkraj Bhakri was the producer of the movie as well, though Kuldeep Sehgal was credited as producer and Lekhraj Bhakri as production controller. Almost all persons involved in the making of this movie were displaced from Lahore during partition and this movie was their attempt to establish themselves in Bombay fil industry.

This movie had Wasti, Manorama, Pran, Randhira, Cuckoo, Narbada Shanker, Sofia, Chaand Burke,Ramesh, Sarita, Baij Sharma, Shrimati Motipal,Krishn Duggal, Menhdi Raza Raja etc in it.

The movie turned out to be a hit and that went a long way in establishing the persons in Bombay film industry.

The movie had ten songs in it. Nine songs have been covered so far. Here are the details of these songs:-

Song Date of posting Singer(s)
Sab kuchh lutaayaa hamne aakar teri gali mein 2 April 2011 Rafi
Aankh meri lad gayi re lad gayi 21 December 2011 Lata Mangeshkar, Indra Goyal
O motor waale babu 23 December 2011 Geeta Dutt
Dil e naashaad ko jeene ki hasrat ho gayee tumse 1 September 2012 Lata Mangeshkar
Tera kaanton se pyaar 4 February 2013 Geeta Dutt, Rafi
O koi nain mila ke chala gaya 3 April 2017 Geeta Dutt
Hansi le ke aaye thhe ro kar chale 3 August 2017 S D Batish
Tere milne ko jee dhadke 2 May 2018 Geeta Dutt
Daaman se bandh gayi choli re 11 September 2021 Geeta Dutt

One can notice that as many as five singers were used in the nine songs that have been covered so far. The singers were strugglers at that time. This movie saw Lata Mangeshkar singing a ghazal for the first time in Hindi movies. The Rafi Geeta Dutt duet in this movie is the oldest Rafi Geeta Dutt duet in Hindi movies that is available. Lata Mangeshkar had sung only one duet with a male singer till 1947. This year, she sang eight such duets. Her duet with Indra Goyal was her only duet with that singer.

The tenth and final song from the movie is a rare song. It would appear that very few people have actually listened to this song. HFGK mentions this song as “saawan aaya-3 re jaage more bhaag sakhi re”. The words “Saawan aaya” appear in the movie only towards the end of the song. “Jaage mora bhaag sakhi re” is not at all there. Instead, we find the opposite words, viz “Soye mora bhaag saki ree” in the song. 🙂

Listening to the song, one would classify it as a Geeta Dutt solo with chorus towards the end. But, HFGK mentions this song as sung by Geeta Dutt, Zohrabai Ambalewaali and Asha Bhonsle. HFGK also mention this song as the first Hindi film song sung by Asha Bhonsle.

If Zohrabai Ambalewaali and Asha Bhonsle have sung in this song, then that would be in the last stanza that is sung by chorus though personally I could not detect the individual voices of Zohrabai Ambalewaali and Asha Bhonsle. People with better hearing abilities may be able to detect their voices.

Nevertheless, this rare song does have the distinction of being the first Hindi movie song with Asha Bhonsle’s voice in it.

With this rare and special song, all the songs of “Chunariya”(1948)have now been covered and this movie joins the list of movies that have been YIPPEED in the blog.


Song-Soye more bhaag sakhi ree Saawaan aaya re (Chunariya)(1948) Singers-Geeta Dutt, Lyrics-Mulkraj Bhakri, MD-Hansraj Bahl
Zohrabai Ambalewaali + Asha Bhonsle
Geeta Dutt + Zohrabai Ambalewaali + Asha Bhonsle

Lyrics

o o o
o o o o

bhanwar padi hai mori naiyya
bhanwar padi hai mori naiyya
roothh gaya
roothh gaya
roothh gaya hai hamse khewaiyya
roothh gaya hai hamse khewaiyya
na mora baabul
na mora bhaiyya
na mora bhaiyya

saawan sakhi ree main kaise gaaun
kisko dil ka haal sunaaoon
haal sunaaoon oon oon
saawan sakhi ree main kaise gaaun
kisko dil ka haal sunaaun
haal sunaaoon oon oon

naa gaa ree sakhi
naa gaa ree sakhi
ye saawan ka raag

em>more man mein laage aag sakhi
more man mein laage aag
more man mein laage aag sakhi
more man mein laage aag

soye more bhaag sakhi ree
saawan aaya re
saawan aaya re
soye more bhaag sakhi ree
saawan aaya re
saawan aaya re

saawan aaya saawan aaya
saawan aaya re
saawan aaya saawan aaya
saawan aaya re

jaage more bhaag sakhi ree
saawan aaya re
saawan aaya re


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

Blog Day :

4803 Post No. : 16570

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Audio Clip:

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

Lyrics

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

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

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

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


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