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Blog Day :

4639 Post No. : 16298

Hullo Atuldom

“Ek Hi Raasta” (1956) was a movie that was produced and directed by B.R.Chopra with story-screenplay- dialogue written by Pt. Mukhram Sharma. Its songs were penned by Majrooh Sultanpuri and composed by Hemant Kumar who had Ravi as assistant and Yash Chopra was assistant to B R Chopra.

This is a movie which I saw only recently. It is popular as a movie on widow remarriage. But it dealt with a lot more.

It showed the young lady’s problems after her remarriage. It showed that the lady had a problem getting her son to accept the new man in her life as his father in spite of the new father being his own father’s boss and friend as also the little one’s. The movie tried to find the mental challenges a little boy faces when he is not told the whole truth regarding his father’s death. There are more complexities when the lady gives birth to a baby from her second marriage. The little boy leaves his foster father’s home with his infant brother in search of his father and mother. There are some tense moments (I was on the edge of my seat) before the movie comes to a close.

Daisy Irani (credited as Raja alias Roop Kumar in the movie’s titles) was simply brilliant. And who better to play the young mother than Meena Kumari.
Meena Kumari may have been typecast as a tragedy queen but there have been movies where she has shown her comic timing as in “Azaad”; “Mem Sahib”; “Miss Mary” etc. This movie too had comic moments between Sunil Dutt, Daisy Irani and Meena Kumari. There are also scenes that show her dancing capabilities.
This movie had eight songs and the blog has five of them. Two of the songs are in the same video on YouTube maybe because they follow each other in the movie with a very small dialogue in between.

Song Date of posting
Chali gori pee ke milan ko chali 31 January 2009
Saaanwle salone aaye din bahaar ke 21 April 2009
Bade bhaiyya laaye hain London se chhori 11 April 2012
Chamka ban kar aman ka taara 15 august 2012
Bekas ki aabroo ko neelaam kar ke chhoda 27 November 2012

The above are the songs from “Ek Hi Raasta” that are on the blog. The last post was in November of 2012. Don’t know how the movie has missed being YYIIPPEEEED. This post hopes to take it one step closer.

Meena Kumari was barely 38 when she bid goodbye to this world in 1972. Unbelievable that it is 49 years ago. Paying tribute to this uniquely beautiful lady who had a sweet voice too.

Today’s song is in the voice of Lata Mangeshkar, the first part of the song being in Hemant Kumar’s voice. It shows the young mother trying to forget her pain and put her son to sleep and how both of them are missing the father.


Song-So jaa nanhe mere tu to so jaa(Ek Hi Raasta)(1956) Singers-Hemant Kumar, Lata, Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD-Hemant Kumar

Lyrics

bhola bachpan
dukhi jawaani
lambi sooni raahon mein
nikle dard liye manzil ka
do khaamosh nigaahon mein
kaun kahe raahi ko
kitni door kahaan tak jaana hai
jeewan ki sunsaan dagar mein
kab tak thokar khaana hai

so jaa nanhe mere
tu toh so ja
tu toh so o o ja
so jaa nanhe mere
tu toh so ja
tu toh so o o ja

jaagne ko pade hai
abhi din tere
tu toh so ja
so jaa nanhe mere
tu toh so ja
tu toh so o o ja

laut kar phir na aayenge
bachpan ke din
laut kar phir na aayenge
bachpan ke din
kho ja sapnon mein
tu mere aansoo na gin
tera nanha sa dil
mera gham kyun kare
tu toh so ja
so ja nanhe mere
tu toh so ja
tu toh so o o ja aa

mera saathi chhoota
meri kismat luti
mera saathi chhoota
meri kismat luti
aansuon ki toh ab hai meri zindagi
jaagna meri taqdeer hai baaware
tu toh so ja
so ja nanhe mere
tu toh so ja
tu toh so o o ja
so ja nanhe mere
tu toh so ja
tu toh so o o ja


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Blog Day :

4573 Post No. : 16177

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2011-2021) – Song No. 4
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This day ten years ago, viz 24 January 2011 saw four songs getting discussed in the blog. Here are the details:-

Blog post number Song Movie (Year) Remarks
3450 Mere haal par na hanso chaand taaron Bandi (1957) Movie YIPPEED by now
3451 Gori chori chori jaana buri baat hai Ek Jhalak (1957) 8 songs covered out of 9
3452 O o o o baby Police (1958) 4 songs covered out of 7
3453 Aaj rona padaa to samjhe Girlfriend(1960)

Movie YIPPEED by now

One can see that two movies (out of four) whose songs were covered on 24 january 2011 are YIPPEED and so we have two movies available today whose songs can be discussed for Blog Ten Year Challenge.

“Ek Jhalak”(1957) is one of them. “Ek Jhalak”(1957) was produced by Deep Khosla and Pradeep Kumar and directed by Kalidas for Deep and Pradeep Productions, Bombay. The movie had Vyjyantimala, Pradeep Kumar, Anita Guha, Rajendra Kumar, Pran, Mubarak, Lalita Pawar, Bipin Gupta, Randhir, Om Prakash, Hira Sawant, Rashid Khan, Tuntun, CV Rao, Patanjali, Gajendra, Amin, Fazal Khan, Deep Khosla etc in it.

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

Here are the details of the songs covered so far:-

Song Date of post Remark
Ye hansta huaa caravan zindagi kaa 5 December 2010
Aaja zaraa mere dil ke sahaare dilrubaa 23 January 2011 Multiple version song
Gori chori chori jaanaa buri baat hai 24 January 2011
Bahaaren bhi dekhi nazaare bhi dekhe 30 March 2015
Chal baadalon se aage 26 September 2017
Kis liye maathe pe bal hai 2 May 2019
Ye haawa ye fizaa ye raat hai taaron bhari 7 December 2020

The song being discussed today is not only the blog ten year challenge song, it is also the final song from the movie.

This song is a rare song. It is sung by Asha Bhonsle. S H Bihari is the lyricist. Music is composed by Hemant Kumar.

Only the audio of the song is available. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of the song. From the sounds of it, the song appears to be a club dance song.

Lyrics of the song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

This song is the 2800th song of Asha Bhonsle as a playback singer in the blog. So unnoticeably, she becomes the third artist in the blog to touch this mark.


Song-Aaya kaun meri mehfil mein (Ek Jhalak)(1957) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-S H Bihari, MD-Hemant Kumar

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

aayaa kaun meri mehfil mein
dil huaa hai deewaanaa
jhoom jhoom ke gaaye manwa
khushi ka taraana
aayaa kaun meri mehfil mein
dil huaa hai deewaanaa
jhoom jhoom ke gaaye manwa
khushi ka taraana
aayaa kaun meri mehfil mein ae

dil ne pukaaraa mere
dekho ye nazaarey
karey tujhe piya mera jiyaa ye ishaarey
dil ne pukaaraa mere
dekho ye nazaarey
karey tujhe piya mera jiyaa ye ishaarey
beet na jaaye kahin samaa ye suhaanaa
jhoom jhoom ke gaaye manwa
khushi ka taraana
aayaa kaun meri mehfil mein
dil huaa hai deewaanaa
jhoom jhoom ke gaaye manwa
khushi ka taraana
aayaa kaun meri mehfil mein ae

aake na jaaye koyi keh de bahaar ko
jaake sataaye na rulaaye mere pyaar ko
aake na jaaye koyi keh de bahaar ko
jaake sataaye na rulaaye mere pyaar ko
dekho achcha nahin hai dil ko dukhaanaa
jhoom jhoom ke gaaye manwa
khushi ka taraanaa
aayaa kaun meri mehfil mein
dil huaa hai deewaanaa
jhoom jhoom ke gaaye manwa
khushi ka taraana
aayaa kaun meri mehfil mein
dil huaa hai deewaanaa
jhoom jhoom ke gaaye manwa
khushi ka taraana
aayaa kaun meri mehfil mein ae ae


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Blog Day :

4559 Post No. : 16170

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2011-2021) – Song No. 3
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This day ten years ago (viz 19 January 2010) saw to songs getting discussed in the blog. Here are their details:-

Blog post number Song Movie (Year) Remarks
3439 Baadal ki paalki pe hoke sawaar Chakradhaari(1954) Movie YIPPEED by now
3440 Ye mehfil sitaaron ki Arab Ka Saudaagar(1956) To songs out of 8 covered so far

So, only one movie, viz “Arab Ka Saudaagar”(1956) is eigible for Blog Ten Year challenge today (19 January 2021).

This movie “Arab Ka Saudaagar”(1956) was produced and directed by S D Narang for New Orinetal Pictures, Bombay. This movie had Pradeep Kumar, Shashikala, Naarang, Hiralal, Sunder, Neeroo, Srinath, Smriti Biswas, C.L.Kavish, Dhanraj, Tuntun, Kathana, H.Prakash, Jeboo, Saudagar etc in it alongith Maruti is guest appearance.

As Blog ten year challenge, here is the third song “Arab Ka Saudaagar”(1956) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. S H Bihari is the lyricist. Music is composed by Hemant Kumar.

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

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.


Song-Ruk jaao sanam tujhe meri qasam (Arab Ka Saudaagar)(1956) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-S H Bihari, MD-Hemant Kumar

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

ruk jaao sanam
tujhe meri qasam
mere pyaar ko yoon thhukraake na jaa
ruk jaao sanam
tujhe meri qasam
mere pyaar ko yoon thhukraake na jaa
hai raat jawaan
rangeen samaa
aisey mein mujhe tarsaake na jaa
ruk jaao sanam

dil ye pukaarey
dekh nazaarey
aisi ghadi kab aati hai
dil ye pukaarey
dekh nazaarey
aisi ghadi kab aati hai
raat suhaani
bann ke deewaani
pyaar ke nagme gaati hai
har ek adaa
deti hain sadaa
armaanon ko yoon tadpaake na jaa
ruk jaao sanam
tujhe meri qasam
mere pyaar ko yoon thhukraake na jaa
hai raat jawaan
rangeen samaa
aisey mein mujhe tarsaake na jaa
ruk jaao sanam..mm

saamne manzil
phir bhi hai gaafil
jaana hai tujhko door nahin
saamne manzil
phir bhi hai gaafil
jaana hai tujhko door nahin
karke deewaanaa
chhod ke jaanaa
ulfat ka ye dastoor nahin
main shammaa teri
parwaanaa hai tu
mujhe aisey akele jalaake na jaa
ruk jaao sanam
tujhe meri qasam
mere pyaar ko yoon thhukraake na jaa
hai raat jawaan
rangeen samaa
aisey mein mujhe tarsaake na jaa
ruk jaao sanam


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Blog Day :

4566 Post No. : 16165

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2011-2021) – Song No. 2
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This day ten year ago (viz 17 January 2011) was a lean day when only one song from “Paayal”(1957) was discussed. This song, Jaago aur jagaao was the second song from the movie to be covered in the blog. The movie had nine songs in it and six of these songs have been covered so far. So the movie is still unYIPPEED and therefore this movie is eligible for Blog Ten Year Challenge today.

“Paayal”(1957) was was produced By Joseph Thomas and directed by Joseph Taliath Jr.for Madras Talkies. The movie had Padmini, Sunil Dutt, David, Baby Naaz, Ragini, Bipin Gupta, Raj Mehra(Guest Artiste), Achla Sachdev, Meenu Mumtaz, Sheoraj(Shivraj),Laxman Rao, Agha,Praveen Paul,Puri,Bhavan etc in it.

The songs covered in the blog so far are:

Song Date of post
Chale chalen se sajan dheere dheere 11 september 2010
Jaago aur jagaao 17 January 2011
Ae meri maut thahar 16 February 2011
Ye duniya rail niraali 5 February 2013
Maidaan mein ham jo aa jaayen 31 August 2014
Piyaa milan ko chali Raadhika 11 September 2020

Here is the seventh song from “Paayal”(1957). This song is sung by Lata Mangeshkar. Rajinder Krishan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Hemant Kumar.

The song is picturised as a dance song on Padmini, with many others also seen watching her dance performance.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

Audio

Video

Song-Jaa re saanwle salone natkhat banwaari (Paayal)(1957) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-Hemant Kumar

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

jaa rey saanwley saloney
natkhat banwaari
chhodo chhodo ji baiyyan hamaari
jaa rey saanwley saloney
natkhatt banwari
chhodo chhodo ji bainyyan hamaari
ho o chhodo chhodo ji bainyyan hamaari

dekho ji akeli mohey dekh ke sataao naa
dekho ji akeli mohey dekh ke sataao na
kaun hoon tumhaari main
Radhaa sang jaao na
jaao jaao chhaliya
ye ankhiyaan dikhaao na
ye ankhiyaan dikhaao na
jaao jaao chhaliya
ye ankhiyaan dikhaao na
ye ankhiyaan dikhaao
mori baat jo na maani
to main doongi tohey gaari
chhodo chhodo ji bahiyyan hamaari
jaa rey saanwley saloney
natkhat banwari
chhodo chhodo ji bainyyan hamaari
ho o chhodo chhodo ji bainyyan hamaari

achchi nahin joraajori
chhod do kalaayee jee
achchi nahin joraajori
chhod do kalaayee jee
saaraa jag jaan lega doongi jo duhaayee ji
ghar ghar hongi phir batiyaan kanhaayi ji
bathiyaan kanhaayi ji
ghar ghar hongi phir batiyaan kanhaayi ji
bathiyaan kanhaayi
hato hato ji hattiley
main to roye roye haari
chhodo chhodo ji bainyyan hamaari
jaa rey saanwley saloney
nattkhatt banwari
chhodo chhodo ji bainyyan hamaari
ho o o chhodo chhodo ji bainyyan hamaari


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Blog Day :

4525 Post No. : 16085

Yearwise discussion of Lata Mangeshkar songs in HFM: Part XI: Year 1957
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In this episode, we discuss Lata Mangeshkar songs that she sang in Hindi movies released in 195. 1957 was well into the glden era of HFM. Many people believe that the decades of 1950s and 1960s were the golden era og HFM. That being the case, Lata Mangeshkar had become the strongest pillar of HFM background singing by that time.

1957 saw 113 Hindi movies getting released containing 896 songs. Lata Mangeshkar got to sing in 47 of these movies and she sang 160 songs in these movies. So Lata Mangeshkar’s voice was heard in 41 % of the movies released in 1957. Her voice was heard in 18 % of the songs appearing in the movies of 1957.

Here are the details of songs sung by Lata Mangeshkar in Hindi movies released in 1957 :-

S N Movie Music director Lata song in the blog Lata HFM songs recorded in the year Lata solo songs Male duet Female duet Other songs Lyricists
1 Ab Dilli Door Nahin Dattaram 1 1 1 0 0 0 Hasrat Jaipuri
2 Anjali Jaidev 2 2 2 0 0 0 Nyay Sharma
3 Asha C Ramchandra 3 3 3 0 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
4 Baarish C Ramchandra 4 4 2 2 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
5 Bandi Hemant Kumar 1 1 1 0 0 0 Prem Dhawan
6 Begunaah Shankar Jaikishan 3 3 2 1 0 0 Hasrat Jaipuri (2) Shailendra (1)
7 Bhaabhi Chitragupta 5 5 3 2 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
8 Champakali Hemant Kumar 7 7 4 3 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
9 Changez Khan Hansraj Bahl 2 2 1 0 1 0 Qamar Jalalabadi + Verma Malik (1) Saraswati Kumar Deepak (1)
10 Chhote Baabu Madan Mohan 4 4 2 2 0 0 Indeewar (2) P L Santoshi (2)
11 Dekh Kabira Roya Madan Mohan 4 4 3 0 0 1 Rajinder Krishan
12 Do Aankhen Baarah Haath Vasant Desai 5 5 5 0 0 0 Bharat Vyas
13 Do Roti Roshan 5 5 4 1 0 0 Khumar Barabankvi
14 Ek Gaaon Ki Kahaani Salil Chaudhary 4 4 2 2 0 0 Shailendra
15 Ek Jhalak Hemant Kumar 0 1 1 0 0 0 S H Bihari
16 Ek Saal Ravi 4 4 3 1 0 0 Prem Dhawan (3) Ravi (1)
17 Fashion Hemant Kumar 3 3 0 1 1 1 Bharat Vyas
18 Gateway of India Madan Mohan 4 4 2 1 0 1 Rajinder Krishan
19 Hill Station Hemant Kumar 3 3 2 1 0 0 S H Bihari
20 Jalti Nishaani Anil Biswas 4 6 4 2 0 0 Qamar Jalalabadi
21 Janam Janam Ke Phere S N Tripathi 3 5 3 1 0 1 Bharat Vyas
22 Jeewan Saathi Bulo C Rani 0 1 1 0 0 0 Kumud Tripathi
23 Kathputli Shankar Jaikishan 7 7 6 1 0 0 Shailendra (5) Hasrat Jaipuri (2)
24 Kitna Badal Gaya Insaan Hemant Kumar 1 2 2 0 0 0 S H Bihari
25 Krishna Sudaama Husnlal Bhagatram 0 2 2 0 0 0 Qamar Jalalabadi
26 Laal Batti Salil Chaudhary 1 1 1 0 0 0 Majrooh Sultanpuri
27 Mirza Saahibaan Sardul Kwatra 0 1 1 0 0 0 Verma Malik
28 Miss India S D Burman 4 4 3 1 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
29 Miss Mary Hemant Kumar 6 6 3 2 1 0 Rajinder Krishan
30 Mother India Naushaad 7 7 4 1 1 1 Shakeel Badayuni
31 Musaafir Salil Chaudhary 3 3 1 2 0 0 Shailendra
32 Naag Lok Ramlal Heera Panna 0 2 2 0 0 0 Gopal Singh Nepali (1) Saraswati Kumar Deepak (1)
33 Nausherwaan e Adil C Ramchandra 5 5 3 2 0 0 Parwez Shamshi
34 Naya Zamaana Kanu Ghosh 1 4 3 0 1 0 Prem Dhawan (3) Bharat Vyas (1)
35 Neel Mani Chitragupta 0 4 4 0 0 0 Gopal Singh Nepali (3) Bharat Vyas (1)
36 Paayal Hemant Kumar 4 7 3 3 1 0 Rajinder Krishan
37 Pardesi Anil Biswas 1 1 1 0 0 0 Prem Dhawan + Sardar Jafri
38 Paying Guest S D Burman 2 2 2 0 0 0 Majrooh Sultanpuri
39 Raam Hanuman Yudhh S N Tripathi 4 5 4 1 0 0 Shailendra
40 Raam Laxman Avinash Vyas 2 3 3 0 0 0 Bharat Vyas
41 Saakshi Gopal Chitragupta 0 4 2 2 0 0 Bharat Vyas
42 Samundar Madan Mohan 4 4 3 1 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
43 Sant Raghu Avinash Vyas 1 1 0 1 0 0 Bharat Vyas
44 Shaahi Baazaar Dhaniram 0 1 0 1 0 0 Aziz Kashmiri
45 Shaarda C Ramchandra 2 2 1 0 1 0 Rajinder Krishan
46 Sheroo Madan Mohan 1 1 1 0 0 0 Kaif Irfani
47 Talaash C Ramchandra 2 4 4 0 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
Total 47 movies 22 MDs 129 160 110 38 7 5 23 lyricists

Lata Mangeshkar tied up with music directors Dattaram, Kanu Ghosh and Ramlal Heerapanna for the first time in this year. Likewise she tied up with lyricists Nyay Sharma, Parwez Shamshi and Ali Sardar Jaffry for the first time in 1957.

Here is the summary of Lata Mangeshkar’s playback career in Hindi movies till end of 1957 :

Year Movie count Lata song in the blog Lata HFM songs recorded in the year Lata solo songs Male duet Female duet Other songs Remarks
1946 3 movies 4 4 4 0 0 0
1947 3 movies 5 5 3 1 0 1
1948 16 movies 50 50 37 6 4 3
1949 38 movies 134 157 103 35 12 7
1950 36 movies 114 143 93 32 14 4
1951 49 movies 189 223 158 52 10 3
1952 43 movies 149 177 138 31 4 4
1953 45 movies 170 195 149 35 5 6
1954 43 movies 140 172 144 23 4 1
1955 50 movies 165 218 177 30 10 1
1956 49 movies 168 204 153 35 13 3
1957 47 movies 129 160 110 38 7 5
Total upto 1957 422 movies 1407 1708 1269 318 83 38

By the end of 1957, Lata Mangeshkar had sung in 422 movies. In these movies, she had worked with 89 music directors and 85 lyricists.

Out of 47 movies of 1957, all Lata Mangeshkar songs have been covered in the blog in 31 movies. So we have only 16 movies of 1957 still available from where we can discuss Lata Mangeshkar songs.

Alphabetically the first such movie is “Ek Jhalak”(1957).

This movie was produced by Deep Khosla and Pradeep Kumar and directed by Kalidas for Deep and Pradeep Productions, Bombay. The movie had Vyjyantimala, Pradeep Kumar, Anita Guha, Rajendra Kumar, Pran, Mubarak, Lalita Pawar, Bipin Gupta, Randhir, Om Prakash, Hira Sawant, Rashid Khan, Tuntun, CV Rao, Patanjali, Gajendra, Amin, Fazal Khan, Saar, Deep Khosla etc in it.

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

The movie had one Lata song and that was a solo song.

Here is that Laa Mangeshkar song from “Ek Jhalak”(1957). This rare song is penned by S H Bihari. Hemant Kuamr is the lyricist.

The song, which I heard for the first time just now, sounds like an archtypical chhaayaageet song, which is best heard late at night.

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


Song-Ye hawa ye fizaa ye raat hai taaron bhari(Ek Jhalak)(1957) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-S H Bihari, MD-Hemant Kumar

Lyrics

aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa

ye hawa
ye fizaa
ye raat hai taaron bhari
aa bhi jaa
dilruba aarzu hai ye meri
ye hawa
ye fiza
ye raat hai taaron bhari
aa bhi jaa
dilruba aarzu hai ye meri

ye dil mera abhi to hai jawaan
ye pyaar ke zamaane phir kahaan
ye dil mera abhi to hai jawaan
ye pyaar ke zamaane phir kahaan
aa do kadam
mere sanam
paas hai manzil teri
aa bhi jaa
dilruba
aarzu hai ye meri

ae jaan e jaan
mujhe na ab sata
bahaar keh rahi hai muskura
sun le zara
kehna mera
hai iltiza ye meri
aa bhi ja
dilruba
aarzu hai ye meri
ye hawa ye
fiza
ye raat hai taaron bhari
aa bhi ja
dilruba
aarzu hai ye meri


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Blog Day : 4466 Post No. : 15953

These days I am searching for movies where only one song was covered. I discussed one such movie in my earlier post here where only one song from the movie was posted. Now I have come across another such movie. It is “Shaahi Baazaar”(1957). The movie made its debut in the blog with the song ‘dil mastaane jhoom le aaj gulon ko choom le’ which was posted on 29.01.2017. That remains the only song from the movie in the blog so far.

I had mentioned it in my post that I was revisiting and listening to many Hemant Kumar songs during recent months. This exercise gave me immense pleasure. Around the same time our respected Arun Kumar ji had posted this NFS from Hemant Kumar – main saaz bajaaun tum gaao. After listening to it I was totally lost in the magic of the voice of Hemant Kumar. It went down memory lane to my ‘cassettes collecting years’ from ‘1985 to 2004’ when I used to listen to such songs contained in my prized collections of cassettes.

After that I was following with our editors for one of the ‘vintage favorites’ of Hemant Kumar which I had shared earlier to post but somehow it didn’t materuialise. Nevertheless, another vintage favorite of Hemant Kumar (from my wish list) was again posted by Arun Kumar ji which was ‘wo khushnaseeb hai jinko yahaan qaraar mila’.

I came across today’s song when I noted one comment on ‘YouTube’ that this song was an ‘NFS’ but it clarified by someone that it was from the movie ‘Shaahi Baazaar-1957’ and maybe it was not included in the movie. When I checked in HFGK Vol-III for this movie’s song it was listed there. So, I am presenting this wonderful song today here on the blog.

“Shaahi Baazaar-1957” was directed by Balwant Dave and Padmakant Pathak for ‘Chandni Chitra Productions’, Bombay. It was produced by G.A. Thakur and Lim Bilimoria.

‘Shaahi Baazaar-1957’ was a ‘costume drama’ movie. The movie had Chitra, Mahipal, Rajkumar, Sapru, Maruti, Ramesh Thakur, Chaman Puri, Naazi, Helen, Sheila Vaz, Tuntun, Bhalerao and others. Mirza Musharraf and Sheikh make guest appearance in the movie.

The movie had eight songs which were sung by six singers viz. Geeta Dutt, Hemant Kumar, Asha Bhonsle, Shamshad Begam, Mohd Rafi and Balbir. Lyrics of these songs were penned by four lyricists – Raja Mehdi Ali Khan (2 songs), Aziz Kashmiri (4 songs), and Pandit Shivraj and Madan Parihar – one song each.

Music was composed by two music directors Dhani Ram and S. Haridarshan.

Today’s song is written by Pt Shivraj and it is sung by Hemant Kumar. HFGK is silent about the music director of this song.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 27.03.1957.

Let us now enjoy today’s song in the voice of Hemant Kumar. I am sure one will immediately fall in love with this voice. The song grows on you as we listen to this song repeatedly. The composition spells magic . I am not sure if it is by Dhani Ram as many YT comments mention or it is by S. Haridarshan. Lyrics by Pandit Shivraj are beautifully penned.

I would request knowledgeable readers to throw more light on this movie and its songs. Actor Mahipal and actress Chitra (I guess) can be seen in the picturization of this song.)

Video


Audio

Song-Phir wahi naghma suna de (Shaahi Baazaar)(1957) Singer-Hemant Kumar, Lyrics-Pt Shivraj, MD-Dhaniram

Lyrics

phir wahi naghmaa sunaa de ae
phir wahi naghmaa sunaa de
dil ko deewaana banaa de ae
saaz-e-dilkash chhed de ae
chhed de ae
phir wahi naghmaa sunaa de ae

ghamzadaa khwaabon mein ae khoyaa aa
dard hai pehlu mein soya aa
ghamzadaa khwaabon mein khoyaa aa
dard hai pehlu mein soya aa
yaad phir naa be-wafaa ki ee
yaad phir naa be-wafaa ki
dil mein ik toofaan uthhaa de
dil mein ik toofaan uthhaa de ae
saaz-e-dilkash chhed de ae
chhed de ae
phir wahi naghmaa sunaa de ae

bhool jaa aa aa aa aa
bhool jaa aa
bhool jaa guzri wo raatein
pyaar o ulfat ki wo baatein
bhool jaa guzri wo raatein
pyaar o ulfat ki wo baatein
ho sakegaa jo naa apnaa aa
ho sakegaa jo naa apnaa aa
dil se us but? ko bhoolaa de
dil se us but? ko bhoolaa de ae
saaz-e-dilkash chhed de ae
chhed de ae
phir wahi naghmaa sunaa de

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Devnagri script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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फिर वही नगमा सुना दे ए
फिर वही नगमा सुना दे
दिल को दीवाना बना दे ए
साज़ ए दिलकश छेड़ दे ए
छेड़ दे ए
फिर वही नगमा सुना दे ए

ग़मज़दा ख़्वाबों में ए खोया आ
दर्द है पहलु में सोया आ
ग़मज़दा ख़्वाबों में खोया आ
दर्द है पहलु में सोया आ
याद फिर ना बे-वफ़ा कि ई
याद फिर ना बे-वफ़ा कि
दिल में इक तूफ़ान उठा दे
दिल में इक तूफ़ान उठा दे ए
साज़ ए दिलकश छेड़ दे ए
छेड़ दे ए
फिर वही नगमा सुना दे ए

भूल जा आ आ आ आ
भूल जा आ
भूल जा गुजरी वो रातें
प्यार ओ उल्फत कि वो बातें
भूल जा गुजरी वो रातें
प्यार ओ उल्फत कि वो बातें
हो सकेगा जो ना अपना आ
हो सकेगा जो ना अपना आ
दिल से उस बुत को भूला दे
दिल से उस बुत को भूला दे ए
साज़ ए दिलकश छेड़ दे ए
छेड़ दे ए
फिर वही नगमा सुना दे ए


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Blog Day : 4463 Post No. : 15944

“Albeli”(1955) was produced and directed by Devendra Goel for Fils and Television, Bombay. The movie had Geeta Bali, Pradeep Kumar, Johny Walker,Randheer, Rama Sharma, Brij, Ranjana Shukla, Tuntun, Om Prakash, Yogendra, Robin Kumar, Raje Kapoor, Meena, Gareeb Kumar, Kaiser Usmani, Ranjeet etc, with guest appearances by Shankar A Palav, Jankidas and Madan Puri.

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

Here is the sixth song from “Albeli”(1955) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Hemant Kumar. Raviis the lyricist as well as music director.

Hemant Kumar is normally associated with serious songs in our imagination. But here he gets to sing a “bewda” song, much like songs viz Zindagi khwaab hai (Jaagte Raho), Mujhko yaaron maaf karna main nashe mein hoon (Main Nashe Mein Hoon) and main nashe mein hoon (Do Gunde).

This song, sung by Hemant Kumar is older than the abovementioned songs.

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


Song-Ham to pee ke chale (Albeli)(1955) Singer-Hemant Kumar, Lyrics-Ravi, MD-Ravi

ham to
pee ke chale
ab to apni bala se ae duniya jale
ham to
pee ke chale
ab to apni bala se ae duniya jale ae
ye jaane mohabbat to mile na mile ae
ham to
hmm
pee ke chale
ab to apni bala se ae duniya jale

tamanna nahin koi
aarzoo nahin koi
nahin koi gham
chaahe jiye ya mare koi
yahi hai ki bas thhodi kal phir mile ae ae
ham to
hmm
pee ke chale
ab to apni bala se ae duniya jale ae
ye jaane mohabbat to mile na mile ae
ham to
hmm
pee ke chale

ye maana zamaane ke qaabil nahin hoon main
nashe mein to hoon lekin gaafil nahin hoon main
to phir hamse duniya kyun bach ke chale ae
ham to
hmm
pee ke chale

hai saaqi nahin koi
hai mehfil nahin koi
ajab ye safar
jiski manzil nahin koi
chala hoon jidhar ye kadam le chale ae ae
ham to
hmm
pee ke chale
ab to apni bala se ae duniya jale ae
ye jaane mohabbat phir mile na mile ae ae
ham to


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Blog Day :

4458 Post No. : 15936

Today’s song is from a film with an unusual story-Ferry-1954.

The story of the film was written by Dhruv Chatterjee, dialogues were by Akhtar Ul Imaan and the screenplay was done by the Producer and Director of the film – Hemen Gupta. His entire family was involved in this film. Wife Ratna Gupta sang a song in the film and his daughter Baby Bula acted in the film. This Baby Bula became Archana, when she grew up to be a Heroine in her debut film Umang-70. Next film was Buddha Mil Gaya-71 and her third and last film was Anokha Daan-72. After this she left films, married her classmate Yogesh Motwani and settled in life. For some time, she was doing Fabric business also.

The lead pair of this film was Dev Anand and Geeta Bali. At this time, Dev was still uncertain as to what type of roles he fits into. His own wish was to be a Romantic Hero and from the film Munimji-55 onwards, his career really took off as a Romantic hero – an image he desperately (and later on pathetically) tried to preserve in his films. When others stopped giving him films,he started producing and directing his own films, acting in it the same way he did, when he was young.

Dev Anand acted in 116 films, directed 19 films, sang in 4 films and even wrote 2 songs in film ‘Mr. Prime Minister’-2005. Prior to film Ferry-54, his films were of a variety of subjects, from musical to comedy to serious types. In the film Zalzala-52, he died on screen for the first time. The last time he died on screen was in the film Guide-65. He never liked to die on screen. It did not fit into his scheme of future planning to become a Romantic Hero. Film Tamasha-52 was a sort of comedy film and Ferry -54 was still a different type of role.

The film was a story of a widower Zamindar, Vikas (Dev), who also worked as a Government officer in a village. He has a young child-Raju (Master Babu, who became Ritesh Kumar as a grown up actor and also married actress Maushumi Chatterjee. He was the son of Hemant Kumar), who is curious about his mother. His father has told him that she has gone beyond the river and lives in a big white palace. The child hopes that one day his mother will surely come back to him. So, he, along with his next door friend Minu (Baby Bula) goes to the River bank every day, expecting his mother to arrive in the Ferry some day.

Once when Vikas has gone to the city for work, a young girl is found in the river. She is unconscious. Villagers bring her to the nearest house of Vikas. Doctor is called. The girl survives. She is Juhi-a tawayaf’s daughter (Geeta Bali). She stays in that house. The boy Raju develops a bond with her and she too starts loving the boy. However the Chachi of Vikas, who looks after the household does not like it. When Vikas comes back, he learns everything. When she tells her story he understands that she was kidnapped as a baby and sold to the tawaif – Munnibai (Chand Burke). Munnibai tries to sell her to customers. To avoid further trouble, Juhi jumps into the river.

Due to the opposition of Chachi and the villagers, Juhi is asked to leave the house. She goes to the river to wait for the Ferry. Raju falls sick and Vikas too is uneasy. He has also developed an affinity for her. He takes Raju and rushes to the river in time to stop Juhi from boarding it . They come back to the house. Vikas finally decides to marry Juhi and Raju also gets his mother. Happy ending.

Film Ferry was released first in Bombay at the Swastik cinema on 8-10-1954 and it ran only for 7 weeks. The All India response was also lukewarm. When I saw this film in Hyderabad in late October, I had liked it, but felt that the end was too hastily wound up. Maybe the length was already too much. The film had music by Hemant kumar. Like all Bangla composers, Hemant also had a ” Maajhee” song in this film (they could never resist the temptation if a river is in the film). There was a child song ( another weak point of HK), by baby Bula and Master Babu. 2 solos by Geeta Dutt and 1 by Ratna Gupta. One 2 part Mujra song by Laxmi Shankar. In addition a record for Sitar and Sarod playing was also issued. Ustad Ali Akbar Khan and his protege Nikhil Bannerjee had played them.

Director Hemen Gupta’s name will be remembered for a long time in Hindi film history for two films that he directed. One was the early era patriotic film “Anandmath”-52,based on the novel of Bankim babu,in which Hemen Gupta himself, Pradeep kumar and Hemant kumar made their debuts in Hindi films. The second film was Kabuliwala – 61, which won acclaim and a National Award too. This movie was a based on Gurudev Rabibdranath Tagore’s novel of the same name.

I was looking for information on Hemen Gupta ,but found it very difficult. As I have already said recently, getting information about southern and Bengali artistes in English, is a difficult task. When I was drawing a blank from all sources, Lady Luck smiled on me. Unexpectedly, one of my friends from the US, sent me a PDF of Hemen Gupta’s Biography and the Filmography, prepared by his own son Jayant Gupta. What a coincidence ! I was listening to a duet of Uma Devi and S.D.Batish for the film Taaksaal-56 and at the same time received most unexpectedly the authentic information on its director Hemen Gupta !!

Although the original PDF contains many pages, I have abridged and edited this Biography to suit this article. My sincere thanks to shri Jayant Guptaji and shri Salim Shah ji for this.

Hemen Gupta was born on 21-3-1912,in a middle class family in Rajasthan. His Grandfather shri Nabakumar Gupta was a big Zamindar in Dacca. Hemen’s early school and college education was done in Dacca. He joined an active political career in 1926 as a Congress worker and a freedom fighter. He was arrested in 1931 and was in jail till 1938. In the jail, he studied and completed his Master’s degree in History with Honours. He also read many books on film making and was interested in it. When he was released he joined New Theatres. He wanted to make Patriotic films but till 1946 he could not do so. He made the film Bhuli Nai in Bangla-a fiercely patriotic film which was rejected by the censors. After many obstacles it got released. He also made another patriotic film in Bangle ’42’. Both films gave him name and fame.

Shashadhar Mukherjee of Filmistan in Bombay called him with an attractive offer and Hemen came to Bombay. He wrote the screenplay and directed the film “Anandmath”-52. He took Pradeep Kumar as a Hero and Hemanta Kumar as MD- his old colleagues in Calcutta. For all the three it was a debut in Hindi films. In 1953 he started his own banner “Film trust of India”and made “Ferry”-54, a love story with Dev Anand and Geeta Bali. Again Hemanta Kumar was the MD. Hemant Kumar’s young son Ritesh played a small role in this film (Later Ritesh married the famous actress Maushami Chatterjee). Ratna Gupta,Hemen’s wife, sang songs in this film. His last film under Hemen Gupta Productions was Taaksaal-56. Meanwhile he directed Meenar in 1954.

He was a staunch nationalist and idealist who wanted to make artistic films,but the producers,distributors and the financiers did not allow him that freedom. He felt suffocated. He was fed up with the commercialism in film making and he had a difficulty in coping up with the market demands. In 1961 he directed “Kabuliwala”and won accolades and a National Award too. His last film was “Netaji Subhash chandra Bose””-1966 for producer B K Adarsha.

He wanted to resume making Bangla films. His film Ánamika’ was almost completed, when suddenly he died of brain Hemorrhage,on 1-7-1967.

He was the father of actress Archana( Buddha mil gaya-71).He directed the following films in Hindi-
Anandmath-52, Ferry-54, Meenar-54, Taaksaal-56, Raaj kamal-57, Insaaf kahan hai-59, Baabar-60, Kabuliwala-61, and Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose-66.

You will also find an unusual and unknown name Chand Burke in the cast of the film. Very little is known about her. Chand Burke made her debut in Maheshwari Productions’ Kahan Gaye (1946), which Niranjan wrote and directed. They fell in love on the sets and got married in 1945. Thereafter, Chand appeared in a number of films made in Lahore, and was widely known as “the Dancing Lily of the Punjab.”

Partition and her subsequent migration to Bombay adversely affected her career. After “Hamari Manzil,” which was released in 1949, Chand Burke went into complete oblivion. It was Raj Kapoor who selected her for that important role as children’s tormentor in “Boot Polish-53,” over 200 other contestants, her screen-test convincing Raj Kapoor that she was a talented actress. Some of her well known films were Ferry-54, Basant Bahar-56, yahudi ki beti-56, Adalat-58 and Lajwanti-58.

Chand was the only one in a family of twelve brothers and sisters to have joined the films (her brother S. M. Burke, I.C.S., was a Minister to the Scandina­vian countries for Pakistan). Chand obtained judicial separation by mutual consent from her husband, writer-director Niranjan in 1954.

She was later married to Sunder Singh Bhavnani- grandfather of superstar Ranveer Singh. She is also related to Suneeta Kapoor.

She acted in about 30 films. Her last film was Pehchan-72.

Today’s song is an exceptionally sweet song – Lori – sung by Geeta Dutt. I would rate this Lori amongst her best songs and one of the best Loris of HFM ever. I am sure all the listeners will also love it. In addition to Geeta’s Lori, there is also a small video where Hemant Kumar, Baby Bula and Geeta dutt sing one line each. Enjoy….

Audio (Geeta Dutt Solo)

Video (Hemant Kumar-Geeta Dutt- Baby Bula)

Song-Rangeeli rangeeli chaabeeli raani nindiya (Ferry)(1954) Singer-Geeta Dutt, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-Hemant Kumar

Lyrics(audio version)

rangeeli rangeeli chhabeeli raani nindiya
aa mere raaja ki ankhiyon mein aa
rangeeli rangeeli chhabeeli raani nindiya
aa mere raaja ki ankhiyon mein aa

aaja ri lekar sapne suhaane ae
sukh ke zamaane ae
aaja ri lekar sapne suhaane ae
sukh ke zamaane
dheere se aana
kahin duniya na jaane
duniya na jaane
palkon ki duniya tu aa ke basa aa
aa mere raaja ki ankhiyon mein aa
rangeeli rangeeli chhabeeli raani nindiya
aa mere raaja ki ankhiyon mein aa

bikhar gayee mere maathhe ki bindiya aa
bikhar gayee mere maathhe ki bindiya
dard na jaane mere manwa ki nindiya
bikhar gayee mere maathhe ki bindiya
dard na jaane mere manwa ki nindiya
keh de chandaniya se
dil na jalaa aa
aa mere raaja ki ankhiyon mein aa
rangeeli rangeeli chhabeeli raani nindiya
aa mere raaja ki ankhiyon mein aa
rangeeli rangeeli chhabeeli raani nindiya
aa mere raaja ki ankhiyon mein aa


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Blog Day?:

4449 Post No. : 15906

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Blog ten year challenge (2010-2020)- Song Number 84
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This day ten years ago (viz 22 september 2020) was another normal day for the blog, when six songs from six different movies were discussed. First post of the day appeared at 7:29 AM and the final post at 9:12 AM.

Here are the details:-

Song Movie title-Year Remarks
Raaton ki neend chheen lee aankhon ke intezaar ne Shokhiyaan-1951 All Songs covered
Teri kaafir nigaah kar gayi dil ko tabaah Miss Coca Cola-1955 All Songs covered
Yaad karoon tori batiyaan Mr Lambu-1956 All Songs covered
Tum aur ham bhool ke gham Fashion-1957 06 songs posted
Mujhe gale se lagaa lo bahut udaas hoon main Aaj Aur Kal-1963 All Songs covered
Jidhar dekhoon teri tasweer nazar aati hai Mahaan-1983 01 song posted

One can see from the above that four out of six movies whose songs were covered ten years ago have been YIPPEED by now,

“Fashion”(1957) was one of the two as yet unYIPPEED movies.

“Fashion”(1957) was directed by Lekhraj Bhakri for Kuldip Pictures production, Bombay. The movie had Pradeep Kumar, Mala Sinha, Chandrashekhar, Manoj Kumar, Jabeen Jaleel,Sunder, Jabeen Jalil, Jagdish Sethi, Kammo, Leela Misra etc in it.

The movie had eight songs in it. six songs have been covered in the past. Here are the details :-

Song Posted On
Bahaaron se poochho ・laakh sambhaala magar kho gaya 23.09.2009
Tum aur ham bhool ke gham 22.09.2010
Madbhari hain pyaar ki palkein 05.08.2012
Dharti ki goad mein aasmaan ke chhaaon mein 19.07.2016
Honthon pe tera naam 17.10.2016
Maati ko lajaanaa naa 16.07.2019

It turns out that the last two songs of the movie were multiple version songs. The first part was a multilingual song sung by Sulochana Kadam and Mubarak Begam. The second part in Hindi was sung by Asha Bhonsle. Bharat Vyas was the lyricist. Music was composed by Hemant Kumar.

Part I is listed in HFGK as “Bindu baashi daao more haath, aaj nishi bazaari” which are in Bangla. This song is available as Bharat Ke Lok Geet. This fact is also mentioned in HFGK Part III footnote at page no.349 movie no.697.

On listening to the song, the Bangla portion is not to be found. Marathi, Gujarati, Marwadi and Punjabi portions can be heard. So it appears that the Bangla portion has got omitted for some reason.

Lyrics of this song and other BTYC details were sent to me by Avinash Scrapwala.

Lyrics of the first part (the multilingual one) as noted leaves a lot to be desired mainly because of lack of familiarity with the languages. I request our knowledgeable readers familiar with these languages to help fill in and suggest additions/ corrections in the lyrics.

With these songs, all the eight songs of “Fashion”(1957) get covered and the movie joins the list of movies that have been YIPPEED in the blog.

Moreover, Hemant Kumar now has 300 songs in the blog as a music director.

(Part-I)

Song-(Part I)Regional language folk song (Fashion)(1957) Singers-Sulochana Kadam, Mubarak Begam, Lyrics-Bharat Vyas, MD-Hemant Kumar
Song-(Part II)
Song-Naya naya fashion naya hai zamaana (Fashion)(1957) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Bharat Vyas, MD-Hemant Kumar
Chorus

Lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

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Part I (Regional language song- Marathi/ Gujarati/ Marwadi/ Punjabi)
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sundaraa mhane dilbaraa aa
sundaraa mhane dilbaraa aa
raaj ambiraa
hasuni maj bola ji ee ee
ye kalaa
?
kuthoon tum aalaa ji
baai ga
ji ji ji ji
baai ga
ji ji ji ji
sundaraa mhane dilbaraa aa
sundaraa mhane dilbaraa aa
raaj ambiraa
hasuni maj bola ji ee ee
ye kalaa
?
kuthoon tum aalaa ji
baai ga
ji ji ji ji
baai ga
ji ji ji ji

ke garbo ghoome re gabbar ne gokh
ke garbo jaage re chaachar chowk
ke taaliyo
thaatar titar
thaatar titar vaage
ke garbo ghume re gabbar ne gokh
ke garbo jaage re chachar chowk
ke taaliyo
thaatar titar
thaatar titar vaage
ke garbo ghume re gabbar ne gokh

aaj mhane
aaj mhane jewar
?
aaj mhane jewar ??
mhaane bikaaneri
mhaane jodhaaneri
mhaane udiyaapur ni
chundadiyaa silaa di he maa
?
aaj mhane jewar ??

main heer teri
tu mera ve raajhnaa
main teri tu mera
ke teri meri ik jindadi ee bhai
ke teri meri ik jindadi ee bhai
ke saara jag vair pai gayaa
hadaa
ke ??
main heer teri
tu mera ve raajhnaa
main teri tu mera
ke teri meri ik jindadi ee bhai
ke teri meri ik jindadi ee bhai
ke saara jag vair pai gayaa
hadaa
ke ??

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(Part-II)
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nayaa nayaa fashion
nayaa hai zamaanaa aa
nayaa nayaa fashion
nayaa hai zamaanaa aa

badal do rang
badal do dhang
badal do rang
badal do dhang
badal do baahar bheetar
aagey peechhe
sab kuchh taanaa baanaa
bhes puraanaa aa
nayaa nayaa fashion
nayaa hai zamaanaa aa
badal do rang
badal do dhang
badal do baahar bheetar
aagey peechhe
sab kuchh taanaa baanaa
bhes puraanaa aa

nayaa nayaa fashion
nayaa hai zamaanaa aa

ek baat kahoon akkal ki
mat baat karo kal ki
kal ki duniyaa
sun meri muniyaa
aaj pad gayi halki ee ee
aaj pad gayi halki ee
ek baat kahoon akkal ki
mat baat karo kal ki
kal ki duniyaa
sun meri muniyaa
aaj pad gayi halki ee ee

baal kataa lo o
husn badhaa lo o
baal kataa lo
husn badhaa lo

badal do chaal
badal do dhaal
badal do
uttar dakshin
purab paschim
sab kuchh chhod ke taana
kahe zamaanaa aa
nayaa nayaa fashion
nayaa hai zamaanaa aa
badal do rang
badal do dhang
badal do baahar bheetar
aagey peechhe
sab kuchh taanaa baanaa
bhes puraanaa aa

nayaa nayaa fashion
nayaa hai zamaanaa aa

kapdon ka kharch bachaa lo
mat husn pe pardaa daalo
ghoonghat ke pat khol ke
jhatpat
chaar chaand chamkaa lo o
chaar chaand chamkaa lo
kapdon ka kharch bachaa lo
mat husn pe pardaa daalo o
ghoonghat ke pat khol ke
jhatpat
chaar chaand chamkaa lo o

duniyaa bhaage ae
badh gayi aage
duniyaa bhaage
badh gayi aage

badal do ?
badal do ?
badal do motor gaadi
tram ki sawaari
ud kar jaanaa
raah takta(?) hai zamaanaa aa
nayaa nayaa fashion
nayaa hai zamaanaa aa
badal do rang
badal do dhang
badal do baahar bheetar
aagey peechhe
sab kuchh taanaa baanaa
bhes puraanaa aa ・


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Blog Day :

4448 Post No. : 15901

Today’s song is from film Daku ki Ladki-54. I remember, there was a film in 1933 with the same title, featuring Sulochana, Dinshaw Bilimorea, Ghulam Mohd. Hadi etc. In that film, Ghulam Mohd. had done the role of the Daku, Sulochana was Daku’s Ladki and Dinshaw was the Police Officer.Ghulam Mohd. was known as ” The Prince of Imperial Film Company”, in those days.

Today’s film was made by Harish Productions. Naturally, the director and the Producer was Tara Harish only. Music was by Hemant Kumar. The cast of the film was Geeta Bali, Sheikh Mukhtar, Arjun, Shivraj, Rajan Kapoor, Mukri, Sankatha Prasad, Cuckoo etc etc.

The word “Daku” regularly appeared in the film titles right from the time Talkie films started. There were a total 32 films starting with the word Daku. When the film Daku ki Ladki came in 1933, as if to counter it, a film called Daku ka Ladka came in 1935. Thank God Daku’s family did not expand further ! Interestingly, there were 16 films based on female Dakus and only 7 films on Male Dakus. I wonder, what is the Hindi word for female Daku. A Dakin ? or a Dakuin ? or is it enough just to say He Daku and She Daku ? While female Dakus were honoured by calling them Daku Rani in 5 films and Daku Maharani in 1 film, the poor He Dakus had prosaic titles like Daku Bhupat or Daku Mansoor etc.etc.

When I took up discussing the 50’s film songs, I found that a lot of melodious and good songs to be yet to be discussed. Today’s song is one such song. To listen to Lata and Hemant Kumar is nothing short of a Bliss. Out of 2 such duets from this film one had remained to be discussed. In one of her interviews, Lata had said that she had always enjoyed singing duets with Hemant Kumar. She also said ” I used to feel as if some Sadhu was singing when I heard him singing a song”.

In the Costume drama Daku ki Ladki-54, Ravi Shankar Sharma was Hemant’s assistant in composing music.In few Hemant Kumar films, Ravi has sung songs, including this film. Later on when Ravi himself became a famous and successful composer, he made Hemant Kumar sing in his films. HK was a very respected person in the industry. When he came to Bombay his Hindi was not so good. Like all Bangla people, he had inherent difficulty in pronunciation of certain Hindi words. This was because, in Bangla language, there are no such sounds as plain ” A ” (अ ). So, Arun becomes Orun and Lata becomes Lota. With great practice and hard work, he improved his Hindi. Initially, even Geeta Roy had this problem.

In the cast of the film, you will see a name Shivraj. Not much is known about this good actor. Sometimes I feel some actors have such features that they are fixed for certain roles only and they are misfits in another role. For example, can you ever imagine Rashid Khan or Kanhaiyalal in a role of a sophisticated Millionnnaire ? Or Aruna Irani or Padma Khanna in a Mythological Devi’s role ? They may be good actors, but their physical features and style of acting restricts them to certain roles only. This is true even in case of big stars. Thus, Ashok Kumar became a laughing stock as Abhimanyu or warrier Humayun in full war gear.

The name SHIVRAJ in the cast always created curiosity in my mind. I had seen this actor in several films. I was unable to get any information on him anywhere. His role as the meek husband of Kaushalya (Manorama) in the film Seeta aur Geeta-72 is unforgettable. When I started work on this post, I tried again. This time I found an article – actually an Obituary – on him in The Hindu, dated 4-6-2017. Of course it described in it only about his different roles. From some other source, I got his date of Birth and Death and a little other information.

Shivraj was born on 11-6-1920 in Madhya Pradesh. His full name was Shivraj Pandey. After doing his graduation, he came to Bombay in search of a good job, but joined the film industry. To start with he worked in Minerva as an assistant in administration, He did some film roles too without getting credited. He left Minerva and got a role in the film Sarai ke bahar-47. This was a film made by National studios. His next films were Ziddi, Majboor, Batohi, and Asha all in 1948. Then there was no looking back. Shivraj acted in 212 films. He directed 1 film, Jaani Dushman-57. He retired from work in 2000, but his last released film was Yaar meri zindgi-2008. Shivraj died on 4-6-2017.

There is also a name Arjun in the cast. Now this is a ‘ Same Name Confusion ‘ artiste. Arjun was the Hero in film Malhar-51, opposite actress Shammi (Nargis Rabadi). His name is confused with Music director C.Arjun and many people wrongly presume that C.Arjun acted in the film Malhar. This Arjun is different. His name was Arjun Bakshi Gill. His first film was Naujawan-51, then came Malhar-51.Later he acted in Daku ki Ladki-54 etc. He wrote screenplays and went on doing small roles in films. He migrated to Canada and opened a Music shop. A RMIM member met him there, and recognised Arjun as Malhar Hero. Arjun died in 2001. His daughter Jyoti Bakshi was also an actress, who died in pitiable condition in 2003.

Finally, let us take a look at dancer Cuckoo.

It was 1944. The talkies were already around for 15 years. Devika Rani and Shobana Samarth had already established their glowing presence but it was still a time when nice girls didn’t even become leading ladies, let alone do roles where they had to wriggle their hips — however tastefully — and bare flesh, which at the time meant shoulders and maybe a bit of leg. At such a time, a pretty, fresh-faced Anglo-Indian girl with eyes that danced as enchantingly as her feet appeared in two films — “Pehli Nazar”- 1945 (in which Mukesh made his debut with “Dil Jalta hai toh jalne de”) and “Mujrim -1944.” The girl’s name in the film’s credits was listed simply as “Cuckoo.” Cuckoo was perhaps the first of the most well known dancing queens of Indian Cinema. She was born on 4-2-1928. Her predecessors were many, including a dancer called Azurie, who it is said Cuckoo modeled herself on. But in terms of the sheer body of work and its impact, Cuckoo would have to be the first among Hindi cinema’s dancing queens. It was with her that “cabaret” became an almost indispensable part of films made between the 1950s and 1970s.

Her debut in 1944 was an instant hit and in the space of just the next five years, she had appeared in an incredible 49 films, including Mehboob Khan’s “Anokhi Ada” (1948), H. S. Rawail’s “Patanga” (1949) and Devendra Goel’s “Aankhen” (1950). The only major filmmaker of the time who did not feature Cuckoo in his films was V. Shantaram. In a lot of her films, her role was just a song but its impact was so electrifying that distributors considered it almost as indispensable as the heroine. Like the Helen-Asha combination later on, in many of these songs, Cuckoo’s screen `voice’ was Shamshad Begum. Together, they were responsible for some unforgettable hits.

Mehboob Khan’s films proved to be the turning points in Cuckoo’s career. Her dance numbers in hisAnokhi Ada established her as the leading dancer of the time; and Andaz, a romantic melodrama featuring Raj Kapoor, Dilip Kumar, and Nargis, gave the dancer an opportunity to showcase her acting skills.During her peak period,she was getting Rs.6000/- per dance appearance.

Cuckoo remained the top dancer of Hindi films till she was displaced by Helen and such dancer-actresses as Vyjayanthimala.Cuckoo gave dances in about 76 films. Ironically, it was Cuckoo who had initiated a 13-year-old Helen into films as a chorus dancer.Cuckoo continued to dance until the beginning of the 1960s, the last few years as part of the chorus dancing.It has been recently confirmed that Cuckoo’s real name was Cuckoo Moray.Cuckoo died a slow lingering death, due to Cancer on 30-9-1981 penniless and unattended. No one from the Film industry attended her cremation. (Thanks for some information from Cineplot and from the book”Tujhe mere geet bulate hain” by Sanjeev Tanwar).

Today’s song is a delightful duet of Lata and Hemant Kumar. Let us now enjoy it….


Song-Nazron se chhup gaya hai taqdeer ka saweraa (Daaku Ki Ladki)(1954) Singer-Lata, Hemant Kumar , Lyrics-Kaif Irfani, MD-Hemant Kumar

Lyrics

nazron se ae
chhup gaya hai ae ae
taqdeer kaa aa savera

nazron se chhup gaya hai
taqdeer kaa savera
girta hai jo bhi aansu
leta hai naam teraa
ham rah gaye tadap kar
munh zindagi ne phera
girta hai jo bhi aansu
leta hai naam teraa
nazron se chhup gaya hai
taqdeer kaa savera

duniya mein ham ye kaisi taqdeer le ke aaye
tukde dil-o-jigar ke
ashkon mein muskuraaye
hansti hai mujhpe kismat
rota hai pyaar meraa

girta hai jo bhi aansu
leta hai naam teraa
nazron se chhup gaya hai
taqdeer kaa savera

aaja ki dil liye hai maayoosiyaan nazar mein
ek shamma jal rahi hai
teri yaad ki jigar mein
baaki hai har taraf ab chhaaya hua andhera
girta hai jo bhi aansu
leta hai naam teraa
nazron se chhup gaya hai
taqdeer kaa savera
girta hai jo bhi aansu
leta hai naam teraa


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