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

Blog Day :

5133 Post No. : 17089

Today’s song is from a Costume drama-Jalti Nishani-1957.

There was another film Jalti Nishani made in 1932, by Prabhat Film Company of Poona. It was a bilingual film, made in Hindi and Marathi and the Marathi version was titled ” Agni kankan” ( अग्नी कंकण ). That was the usual story of an honest king, a bad Vazir, a runaway queen with her son and the revenge taken after 20 years. The 1957 film with the same title had almost a similar story with some variations. This film was made by Emsheth productions, produced aptly by a rich person called A.G.Dhanik. It was directed by Tara Harish and the melodious music was provided by the grand old man of Hindi film music – Anil Biswas.

The image of Anil Biswas carved in the minds of Music lovers is that of a smiling person who was respected by one and all in the industry. But few people know that behind that smiling face were many unpleasant events in his life. A failed marriage, loss of all earnings while settling the separation, loss of a dear friend-Mehboob, loss of an young son in Indian Air Force, a failed musician son, a pathetic end of his musical career field in Bombay and a life spent away from Bombay made Anil Biswas a Philosophical person at the end of his life.

I have full respect and liking for him as a person and also as a music melody creator in Hindi films. Today, in this post, we will take a short look at his life and a retelling of some interesting happenings of his life. In his Bio,you will find a less known story of his ambitious but unfortunate son who died untimely. I am not going into the details of his songs and music nor am I going to delve into the details of his interesting early life in Bengal, before coming to the Bombay film world scene. So, here we go….

Anil Biswas,the Bhishma Pitamaha of HFM,was a respected person in the industry.He started from the mid 30s and for the next 25 years or so,he created many everlasting gems in film songs. In Bombay,the Playback was first started by him in the film Mahageet-1937. By the mid 50s his magic started waning and by 1960,he was almost gone from the industry. Initially he did 10-11 films with Sagar,then with Mehboob for National studios and then in Bombay talkies- where his name became immortal with the film Kismet-1943.

He married Ashalata in 1936. Along with her he started variety pictures and they produced films like Laadli-49,Laajawab-50;Badi Bahu-51,Hamdard-53 and Bajuband-54. ( a less known fact is-Anil da had made a Guest appearance in the film Hamdard-53 as a barber.) He also acted in the film Mehman-53 (produced by Ashalata),as a Pujari and a song was shot on him.In both cases he did not get any payments. As a Producer he lost heavily, because Ashalata usurped all the money. Frustrated, he gave up everything and separated from her in 1954.

To sustain life,he bought a Truck and did a business of transportation. In addition he also took the contract for a canteen in Mehboob Studios. He failed in both ventures. By now,his relations with Ashalata were soured and sweet links were established with singer Meena Kapoor-25 years younger to him, since 1948 itself.According to some reports, they got married with each other on 19-3-1957. The death of Brother in law and close friend Pannalal Ghosh in 1960 and younger brother Sunil in 1961 as well as his eldest son- Pradeep,broke his heart. He left Bombay and joined A.I.R. at Delhi on 1-3-1963,where he worked upto 27-6-1975. Later he was a consultant for Nehru University for a few years.

Like many filmi couples,Anil da’s married life was also a failure. In Bombay,he used to stay in a huge bungalow,called ” Asha-Pradeep “, on Vincent Road. From Ashalata,he got 3 sons-Pradeep,Amit and Utpal and 1 daughter-Shikha. His son Utpal formed a pair as Amar-Utpal and gave music to few films. The other son Amit established the First Digital Recording Studio in Bombay. Daughter Shikha too got married and settled.

However,hardly anything is known about his eldest son Pradeep,anywhere. Here is some information,hitherto not known much,brought specially for our readers.
Pradeep was a very bright student and always topped in school and college. He passed his entrance exam and the interview,with flying colours for entry to NDA college at Poona,to join armed forces. He excelled even in NDA training.Not only was he very popular there but sang well too. He participated in the music Festival of Khadakwasla NDA and sang 3 songs,winning all prizes. He was also a NDA Topper.

Shri Gopinath Talwalkar,an A.I.R. Programmer at Delhi,used to interview the Toppers of NDA every year. That year Pradeep was the Topper, so he was interviewed. Though the interview was in Hindi, after the recording,Pradeep asked Talwalkar,in pure Marathi,whether his interview had been good. Talwalkar was shocked. Pradeep then explained that he was Anil Biswas’s son and he had learnt Marathi from his actress mother Ashalata. Pradeep knew Hindi,Marathi,English and Gujarati languages.

After completing his NDA training,he was posted as Flight cadet at Jodhpur. He was further promoted and became Pilot Officer in 1957. During one Training flight some altitude problems occurred and his plane crashed at Begumpet Airport, Hyderabad, killing Pradeep instantly. This happened in 1961.

This was also the time of crisis for Anil da. He was struggling to survive. Films were not coming to him. Since he married Meena Kapoor, Lata Mangeshkar-a fast close friend of Ashalata , had gone against him and Meena’s singing career was suppressed. He had already lost Pannalal Ghosh and Sunil-his brother and now Pradeep’s death devastated him and he was literally forced to seek employment with Delhi A.I.R., when the opportunity came. After retirement, till his death on 31-5-2003, he spent his life in total anonymity and recluse. So sad for a composer, who was once a fountain of enthusiasm and who was considered Mentor by leading contemporary composers like C.Ramchandra.

Here is an anecdote about C.Ramchandra and Anil Biswas…

On the day of recording the first ever Hindi film song (a chorus song) of C.Ramchandra, (in 1942) all arrangements were done. Chorus singers were ready, musicians were ready and technicians were ready. Suddenly, a set of visitors arrived at the studio. The visitors were all top composers of the day like Anil Biswas, K.Datta, Naval Chatterjee and some others.They all had heard about C Ramchandra, his tunes and his work. They wanted to see how he operated. C Ramchandra had tremendous respect for Anil Biswas. He knew that the contributions of Anil Biswas to Hindi Film Music was praiseworthy. Anil Biswas was a master of harmonization technique in western and Indian music instruments.

C Ramchandra described this event thus-

” It was my great fortune that a senior composer whom I considered as my Guru was present at my first recording. To my greatest surprise all the visitors joined the Chorus group for singing. I just wanted to check if the final take can be taken. I said one ..two..three and the song and music started, but I felt something was wrong. One singer sounded different. I stopped and ran outside to the singers. To my shock it was Anilda who put a Teevr Nishad which was not in my composition. He smilingly asked, is it Ok ? I said respectfully, No Dada, this is not right. He very magnanimously and without further questions agreed and they all sang on my tune only !. ”

Here is one more anecdote about Anil Biswas and Dilip kumar…

A few interesting lines about the duet –‘Aa mohabbat ki basti basayeinge hum’. One afternoon Anil Da at his residence was in the company of celebrated actors –Dilip Kumar and Ashok Kumar. He played on his harmonium and hummed the serious tune of his forthcoming melody -‘Aa mohabbat ki basti basayeinge hum’. As to who will be the female singer, there was absolutely no doubt about Lata; but who will give the male voice? “Dada it should be Talat”-said Ashok Kumar. Whereas Dilip Kumar suggested –“Anil Da, in any case looking at the serious lyrical notes, male singer should be your favorite Mukesh.” Anil Da had something else in his mind. “How if Kishore sings with Lata”- said the maestro. “Kishore!’ –Dilip was taken aback; “if Kishore will sing such a serious song, then ‘Aapka joota aur mera sar (if Kishore will sing such a serious song, my head is ready for your shoe-beating)’” –added Dilip Kumar. “Mein joota le kar aataa hoon, sar tayyar rakho (Be ready with your head, I am bringing my shoe).”

Kishore Kumar was called, who at the first instance, bluntly refused to sing the said duet with Lata. But, the maestro’s conviction prevailed and eventually a heart-throbbing duet was created!

Film Girls school-49 has a very interesting History. As we know the film had 9 songs and there were 2 MDs-Anil Biswas and C Ramchandra (4 and 5 songs each).

This film was produced by Kavi Pradeep under the banner of Lokmanya Productions,Bombay. This was a company floated by him and Amiya Chakrawarty-director of this film. To understand the complexities of Girls school, we must go back a little. In 1942, Anil Biswas was invited by Ranjit @ 1500 pm and by Bombay Talkies @ 2500 pm. As National studio was winding up, AB wanted to make a change anyway, but due to the contract of national he could not join Bombay Talkies openly. He ,however , gave music to film Basant-42 and the name of his brother in Law, Pannalal Ghosh was used as its MD.

Finally when AB joined Bombay Talkies, there were already 2 groups there. One was led by Devika Rani and Amiya Chakraborty and the other was led by S. Mukherjee along with Ashok kumar, Gyan Mukherjee, Pradeep etc- a total of 15 artistes. AB was invited by Devika Rani and that too at 2500 pm,when Pradeep was getting 1500 pm. This irritated Pradeep to no end and he started troubling and finding faults with Anil Biswas. However Anil Biswas gave excellent music to film Kismet and then everyone was happy as the film celebrated jubilees everywhere.

With this background,Anil Biswas joined Girls school as a MD, mainly due to Amiya who knew his calibre. Kavi Pradeep being a producer and a Lyricist started interfering with Anil Bswas’s work and criticising him at every opportunity. AB was fed up. He had already recorded 3 songs and a solo by Lata , ” tum hi kaho,mera man udas kyun na rahe” was to be recorded. Anil Biswas had taken C Ramchandra as his assistant for this film. Though CR was already a popular and well known composer himself, still due to sheer respect for Anil Biswas, he had accepted to be his assistant here. When the tune for Lata’s solo was made, Pradeep passed caustic remarks about it being not so good. There was an altercation between Anil Biswas and Pradeep and Biswas quit then and there and went away.

Automatically, C Ramchandra had to take over as MD for the balance songs. Pradeep was very happy. Next day recording of Lata’s solo song took place under the supervision of C Ramchandra, as planned. Later when Lata came to know that Anil Biswas had left and C Ramchandra had replaced him,she was very angry and said that she would not have recorded the song had she known about AB’s exit. She objected to CR’s taking over and complained to the Artistes association too. (Remember, at that time Lata and CR’s relations had not formed yet, Lata was still with Husnlal.)

Later on in 1954, when O P Nayyar replaced Roshan for Mehbooba-54, Lata took up the issue with the MDs’ association. Anil Biswas was the chairman that time and OPN was boycotted. That time Lata quoted the film Girls school incident to prove that she was ” highly Principled” !

Anyway, this was how C Ramchandra became the next MD of Girls school-49,with 4 duets of Shamshad and 1 solo for Lalita Deulkar. All the 4 duets of this pair are very interesting. However, with all this jhamelas, film Girls school-49 was a total Flop. Pradeep lost heavily and closed the production company forthwith, after just one film.

One peculiar thing with Anil Biswas was that he liked to compose Chorus songs. That is why in almost every film you will find at least one chorus song. Right from his first film to his last film, I checked the song list. Even in his today’s film there are 2 chorus songs. Today’s song also has a chorus in it. It is a good song. Let us enjoy it.

(Information used in this article is from books Sagar Movietone, Mehboob Khan, Journey down melody lane, Ritu aaye Ritu jaaye- Marathi book Anil Biswas, by Sharad Dutt , notes from RMIM with thanks and my notes.)


Song- Aisa jaam pila nazron se hosh rahe na baaqi re (Jalti Nishaani)(1957) Singers- Hemant Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar , Lyrics-Qamar Jalalabadi, MD-Anil Biswas
chorus
Lata + Chorus

Lyrics

o o o saaqi ee re ae ae
saaqi re ho
saaqi re ho
saaqi re ho
saaqi re ho

hey ae ae
aisa jaam pila nazaron se
hosh rahe na baaqi re
saaqi re ho
saaqi re ho
saaqi re ho
saaqi re ae ae

aaj lage kyun ujda ujda
bhara hua maikhaana aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
jisko nazren dhoondh rahi hain
aen aen aen aen
aen aen aen aen
kaha hain wo deewaana ji
kaha hain wo deewaana
ye kaisi mehfil il il il il
ye kaisi mahfil hai jismein
pyaasaka hai khud saaki re ae ae

saaqi re ho
saaqi re ho
saaqi re ho
saaqi re ho

hey ae ae aisa jaam pila nazron se
hosh rahe na baaqi re
saaqi re ho
saaqi re ho
saaqi re ho
saaqi re ae

ek mein din hai raat ek mein
chhalke do paimaane
ae ae ae ae ae
ae ae ae ae ae ae
kiski kismat mein kya likha aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
ye kismat hi jaane he ji
ye kismat hi jaane

koi na jaane is mehfil mein
kaun rahega baaki re ji jee
kaun rahega baaki re
saaqi re ho
saaqi re ho
saaqi re ho
saaqi re ho

he ae ae ae
aisa jaam pila nazron se
hosh rahe na baaqi re


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Blog Day :

5118 Post No. : 17066

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2012-2022) – Song No. 73
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This date ten years ago (viz 23 July 2012) saw seven songs from seven different movies getting covered in the blog.

Here are the details:-

Blog Post number Song Movie (Year) Remarks
6294 Allah nigehbaan tera Elaan (1947) Movie YIPPEED by now
6295 Baat to kuchh bhi nahin Thhes(1949) Movie YIPPEED by now
6296 Teri yaad ka deepak jalta hai Gawaiyya(1954) Movie YIPPEED by now
6297 Muhabbat ke janaaze par Daaku Ki Ladki(1954) 4 songs covered out of 8
6298 Ae raat ke musaafir pal bhar ko dam to le le Kaarwaan(1956) 3 songs covered out of 9
6299 Main hoon ek hajjaam pyaare Do Kaliyaan(1968) Movie YIPPEED by now
6300 Aaja ri nindiyaa Kunwaara Baap(1974) Movie YIPPEED by now

It can be observed that as many as 5 movies (out of 7) whose songs were covered on 23 July 2012 have since been YIPPEED. That leaves us with only two movies thyat are eligible for Blog Ten Year Challenge today on 23 July 2022.

“Daaku Ki Ladki”(1954) is one eligible movie.

“Daaku Ki Ladki”(1954) was produced an directed by Harish for Harish Productions, Bombay. The movie had Geeta Bali, Sheikh Mukhtar, Mukri, Sankata Prasad, Shivraj, Alkarani, Shahghul, Rajan Kapoor, Cuckkoo, Deepa, Arjun etc in it.

“Daaku Ki Ladki”(1954) had eight songs in it. Four songs have been covered in the blog.

Here is the fifth song from the movie to appear in the blog.

The song, a sad song, is sung by Lata Mangeshkar. Kaif Irfani is the lyricist. Music is composed by Hemant Kummar.

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

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

audio link:

Song-Hum pyaar mein jitey qadam chaley (Daaku Ki Ladki)(1954) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Kaif Irfani, MD-Hemant Kumar

Lyrics

zara koyi dekhey ae ae
ye qismat hamaaree ee ee
udhar chaand niklaa aaa
idhar hum jaley aey ae

haayye aey ae aey

hum pyaar mein jitney ae
qadam chaley
jal jalke bujhey
bujh bujhke jaley ae
hum pyaar mein jitne ae qadam chaley ae
jal jalke bujhey ae
bujh bujhke jaley ae

ye aey ae jalnaa bujhnaa kaisaa hai
ae ulfat waalon tum hi kaho
ho shamaa koyee yaa aa parwaanaa
ik baar bujhey
ik baar jaley ae
haayye aey ae aey ae ae magar
hum pyaar mein jitne ae qadam chaley ae
jal jalke bujhey ae
bujh bujhke jaley ae ae

aaa aaa aaa aaa
aaa aaa
aaa aaa aaa aaa aaaa
aaaa aaa aaaa aaaa aaa
aaa aaa aaa aaaa aaa
aa aa aa aa

jab haath badhaayaa aaa manzil ko
qismat bhi hansee maayoosi par
qismat bhi hansee maayoosi par
taqdeer ki is bedardi par
tadbeer ne apney ae haath maley
ho o o ho o o
hum pyaar mein jitnaa qadam chaley ae
jal jalke bujhey ae
bujh bujhke jaley ae 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.

Blog Day :

5110 Post No. : 17052

Today’s song is from an obscure film Giribala-1947.

This is one of those films, whose story and almost the whole crew came from Bengal. In the past also we have many such films.Right from the Silent films era, Calcutta has been making films and showing them in important markets. After the advent of Talkie films in 1931 itself, out of the 24 films that were released that year, as many as 7 films were made by Madan Theatres, Calcutta alone ! The rest 17 were made by different studios in Bombay. Surprisingly, there was no movie from New Theatres, Calcutta in Hindi, in the first year of Talkie films,i.e. 1931. Their first Hindi Talkie film ” Mohabbat ke aansoo” came only in 1932, but it was such a great flop that it probably did not cross Calcutta’s borders even !

In due course of time, Calcutta’s famous New Theatres became quite active and aggressive and presented hits after hits in Bangla and Hindi languages for successive years till about mid 1940’s. There were of course other 20-25 film making studios and film companies in Bengal during this period, but new Theatre performance outshone all others. One of the major strengths of Bangla films made in Calcutta, especially, New Theatres was that their films were based on famous works of literature, stories, novels and dramas in Bangla Literature. This made the base of the films so solid that other weak areas like language, dialogues, diction of speaking Hindi, too bookish conversations and too artificial acting were easily overlooked.

The use of stories of prominent authors in films started from the Silent films itself. Bengali people are very fond of reading. The poorest Bengali also would have few books in his cottage. In addition, Bengali are the people who love to remain in past glories. Added to this their extraordinary Regional pride – especially about their language ( they consider Bangla Language more important than even their Religion) made them see the films on their favourite stories with utmost love and liking, reliving in Nostalgia !

In the 1930s and the 1940s successful Bangla films were remade for Hindi audiences and for a bigger commercial market in india. Thus the Hindi audiencegot to see the best films contentwise. Songs based on ‘ Rabindra Sangeet’ were a novelty outside Bengal and these songs also became popular. Singers like Pankaj Mullik, Jagmohan Sursagar, K.C.Dey, Juthika Roy, Hemant kumar, kamla Jharia etc amde Hindi film and non film music popular all over India during the period of 1935 to 1960.

When Bangla films chose famous author’s stories for making films, can they overlook Rabindranath Tagore ? Impossible ! So, I was keen to know how many films in Bangla and other languages were made on Tagore’s stories. Luckily I came across a table of such details on the net. As per this table from Wiki,, a total of 52 films were made on Tagore stories. It also showed 11 independent Hindi films made on Tagore stories, without counting original Bangla and remade Hindi films. The film names I got are….

Milan-46 and Ghunghat-57 (Nauka Doobi)
Do Bigha Zamin-53 (Title based on Tagore’s poem Dui Bigha Jomi)
Kabuliwala-61 and Bioscopewala-2017 (Kabuliwala)
Uphaar-71 (Samapti)
Lekin-91 (Kshudhita Pashan)
Chaar Adhyay-97 (same name)
Patralekha-2012 (Tagore poem)
Mukti-2012 (Tagore poem) and
Darbaan-2020 (The child’s return)

Today’s film Giribala-1947 is also based on Tagore’s story of 1895. A silent film Giribala was made first in 1930. The 1947 Hindi film Giribala was also a remake of Bangla film of the same year. That explains the all Bangla cast and crew. The film was made by Bodhu Bose Productions, Calcutta. It was directed by Madhu Bose (1900-1969) – husband of actress Sadhona Bose. he acted in 1 silent film A throw of Dice-1930. He directed 6 Hindi films….Selima-1945, Bala ki Raat-1936, Kumkum-The Dancer-1940, Raj nartaki-1941, Meenakshi-1942 and his last Hindi film-Giribala-1947.

The Music Director was Kamal Dasgupta (28-7-1912 to 28-7-1974), who gave music to 17 Hindi films starting from Jawab-1942 to Phulwari-1952. The cast of the film was Indrani devi, Dhiraj Bhattacharya (who had also worked in the silent film Giribala-1930), Ahindra Choudhari, Rajlakshmi, Poornima, Vithaldas Panchotiya, Tulsi Chakraworty and others.

Trom the cast, I find Vithaldas Panchotiya a very versatile artiste who dabbled in several departments of filmmaking. Here is more information about him. Vithaldas Panchotiya ( 15 th October 1906 to 2-10-1987 ). Except those readers, who have a knowledge of early era Hindi films, it is unlikely that other readers might have even heard this name. In the early era, when the studio system was firmly established, the artistes employed by the studio had no specific duties. Anybody and everybody had to do what was needed by the company. Due to this many capable artistes became all rounders in film making.
Vithaldas Panchotiya was certainly one such person. He has been a Producer, Director, story writer, dialogue writer, screenplay writer, lyricist, Singer, Music Director and God knows what else !

Born in October 1906 in Vadnagar in Gujarat, he followed his father’s footsteps. His father worked in stage dramas and toured with the drama company. From the age of 8 years Vithaldas started acting in dramas. Later he joined Calcutta’s Alfred Drama company, owned by Madon Theatres Limited. He worked on a salary of Rs. 35 pm. While working in dramas, he established his own Gujarat Film company and produced 12 silent films in 10 years. Vithaldas first acted in the silent film ‘ Dhruv charitra’-1921. He learnt dance and music too. He acted , directed, sang songs and gave music also. He acted in Talkie film ” Muflis Ashiqe”-1932, claimed to be India’s first comedy film. He acted, sang and composed music for this film.

Being a staunch Gandhian, he used to participate in rallies etc. Some of his films were Hindustan-32, Insaf ki Tope-34, Gaibi Gola-35 ( he was the writer and the director too.He gave a break to Baby Noorjahan in this film.), Khudai Khidamadgar-37 aka Garib ki Tope, Takdir ki Tope-38 etc . As per one source, he acted in 35 films, directed 10 talkie films, sang 8 songs, gave music to 1 film and wrote Lyrics to 2 films. Additionally story, dialogues and screenplay writing were also done by him. Some of his films were, Shaikh chilli-37, Khush naseeb-46, Prabhu ki maya-55, Ghar ki numaish-49, Karmaveer-38, Raman-54, Jagriti-54, Hum sab chor hain-56, Basant 60, Bhagvat mahima etc.

I find it very difficult to know exactly how many films he did in various capacities in the 1930s, as there are conflicting claims by him and Master Fida Hussain. In a few cases the details in HFGK and what he claims, gets contradicted. Some of his films in the 40s are Ramanuj-43, Giribala-47, Grihalaxmi-48, Ghar ki Numaish-48 ( released only in 1962, with the title ‘ Jai ho muhabbat ki ‘ )

Thanks to information and statistical data provided by Shri Harish Raghuwanshi ji of Surat, we know that his Filmography consists of a total 11+ 26 films. The break up is-

11 silent films
25 Talkie films as Actor and 1 film as a writer only.
9 films as a Director
2 films as Lyricist and
2 films as Music Director
As per Muvyz data, he sang 37 songs in 8 films.

From 1951 to 1960, he did 13 films- mostly ( 9) for Filmistan. He directed 2 of them. After 1960 his work was reduced. The death of his 3 sons broke him emotionally. As a true Gandhian, it was his dream to make a film- Gandhi Sangram- on Mahatma Gandhi. He had done all the spade work and the Muhurat of shooting was also done on 2-10-1987, The Government had promised finance. Even Rajiv Gandhi promised him that. However nothing came to him and he died on 30-10-1996, with his dream unfulfilled.

His daughter Shradha used to work in Gujarati films. She too died in a Train accident in 2000. Her daughter Deepshikha is an actress.

Today’s song is a very melodious duet sung by Kalyani Das and Hemant Kumar. Kalyani Das was a part of Same Name Confusion pair of Kalyani Bai and Kalyani Das. Both sang in Calcutta. Kalyani Das was a playback singer who started her career in Hindi films from Calcutta with PC Barua’s ‘Jawaab’ (1942) and ended her playback singing career in Hindi films with ‘Iran Ki Ek Raat’ (1949). She also sang for a few films made in Bombay. To the best of my knowledge, she did not act in any films.

It is not so difficult to segregate ‘Kalyanis’ as both of them worked in Calcutta at different times. Kalyani Bai worked in films produced in Calcutta up to 1937 whereas Kalyani Das commenced her playback singing career from Calcutta from 1942 onward. She mostly worked for music director Kamal Dasgupta (8 out of 11 Hindi films in which she was playback singer). She sang 37 songs in 11 films….Jawab-42, meghdoot-45, Kurukshetra-45, Zameen Aasmaan-46, Prem ki Duniya-46, Bindiya-46, Manmaani-47, Giribala-47, Faisla-47, Swayamsidha-49 and Iran ki ek raat-49.

Let us now enjoy this very good duet.


Song-Tum chor ho haan haan chor ho (Giribaala)(1947) Singers-Kalyani Das, Hemant Kumar, Lyrics-Pt Madhur, MD-Kamal Dasgupta

Lyrics

tum chor ho
haan haan chor ho
haan haan chor ho
chor ho chor ho ji
tum chor ho
haan haan chor ho
haan haan chor ho
chor ho chor ho ji
tumne seekha hai dil ka churaana aa
tumne seekha hai dil ka churaana aa
aur chori chori
haan ji chori chori
dil mein aana
dil mein aana
tum chor ho
haan haan chor ho
haan haan chor ho
chor ho chor ho ji

meri galiyon ka
galiyon ka
meri galiyon ka
tumko pata hai
tumhen maaloom mera thhikaana
thhikaana aa
tum chor ho
haan haan chor ho
haan haan chor ho
chor ho chor ho ji
ye chori ka jhhootha iljaam hai
dil leke kiya badnaam hai
ye chori ka jhhootha iljaam hai
dil leke kiya badnaam hai
chor kehke hamen na bulaana
chor kehke hamen na bulaana

mere pehlu se
pehlu se
mere pehlu se dil bhola bhaala
tumne naina aa aa aa
tumne naina milaake nikaala
mere pehlu se dil bhola bhaala
tumne naina aa aa aa aa
tumne naina milaake nikaala
lutke ulte bane ae ae ae
lutke ulte bane chor hum hain
husnwaalon ke ye bhi sitam hain
lut ke ulte bane chor hum hain
husnwaalon ke ye bhi sitam hain
tumne jo kuchh kahaa
haan aan aan aan
tumne jo kuchh kahaa
hamne maana aa aa
hamne maana aa aa
maanaaa


This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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 :

5104 Post No. : 17043

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This Week, That Year – 10
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03Jul – 09Jul, 2012

OK so, another week. Just made it in time this time. 🙂

This thing about the ten year recalls and reminiscences, it surely brings up some very interesting  experiences. And I believe, the one connected with this week, will be one of the most interesting. Before getting into the numbers game, let me share this first.

Ten years back, as I was checking out and reviewing the activities on the blog for the seven day period – 3rd July to 9th July, 2012, I came across this very interesting exchange in the comments section of the one of posts of that week. It happened on the 8th of July. That day, as many as 6 posts were published. And the blog achieved a major milestone. The sixth song that got posted on that day is “Ye Wohi Geet Hai Jisko Maine”, in the voice of Kishore Kumar. The film is ‘Maan Jaaiye’ from 1972. The song is written by Naqsh Lyallpuri and the music is by Jaidev. With this post and song, the blog reached the 6200th milestone.

Writing on the occasion of completing 62 centuries, Atul ji had pointed out that the latest century (from 6101 to 6200) was achieved in 20 days. He also wrote that it was slower than the fastest that the blog had covered till then – which was sixteen days. But also that it was faster than the immediate preceding century (6001 to 6100) which had been accomplished in 27 days. The rest of the article with the post also makes a very interesting reading.

In the comments section, there is an exchange between Atul ji and myself, which is oh so pertinent for this 10 year recall of our own history. I reproduce the comments here verbatim, and I am sure you will see the immediate connection. I had written,

Oh wow,
another century already.

Atul ji,

Sometimes I do get caught unawares. 🙂

Congratulations – a wonder is unfolding, as we go on day by day, adding more to this wonderful collection. Mark my words, dear Atul ji and all other dear friends on this blog. Seven to ten years down the road, we will be viewing this as our own history, and will wonder . . . ‘Oh, did we really came up this path.’

Congratulations again, to ALL.

Rgds
Sudhir

To my observation, Atul ji had responded as follows,

Thanks.

You are right. If we can continue for ten years at this rate, then the collection of songs here, alongwith the nuggets of valuable informations being gathered will become a priceless source of reference for music lovers.

In the context of where we were at that time, this exchange would have been regarded as wishful thinking. We were about 4 years into this journey as of that date. Our view into the future was more an apprehension rather than an educated expression of planning and resolve. Reading this exchange from 10 years ago, and in the context of where we are today with this journey, we can very aptly term this as visionary. Ha. Sure. Was it really so visionary at that juncture? Of course we did not know. It was an instinctive expression of what-if-then kind of a thought in our minds.

But then reading these words after ten years, it really gives such an exhilarating feeling of triumph and realization – yes, we did make it, and we did make it in great style, with continued strength and sustained consistency for all to see. And more than just a wonder – we HAVE a blog that surely is – “a priceless source of reference for music lovers“.

In the post Atul ji had specifically pointed out that although the pace on the blog may not be chugging along as fast as he would like to (at that time), but that he was very happy with the consistency of effort and the great feeling of continued success that was brought in by the fact that our onward progression continued to bring up milestone after milestone on the blog. Yes, ‘exhilarating’ surely is the right word.

The pace has surely slowed down significantly. But the spirit of continuity and forward progress has never faltered. In four years we had breached the 6200th mark. In the ten years since, we have added almost another eleven thousand posts, another eleven thousand songs, which just wishful thinking back then. As I have written earlier also, we have run out of epithets and qualifiers for this ongoing wonderful journey of music.

And it continues. . . 😀

I return to the numbers game and the review of the postings from that week. The following table contains the day by day information of the posts from that week.

Blog Ten Year Challenge (2012-2022) Series
Sl. No. Movie Name Year HFGK NoS ASAD NoS Possible UT Deb/Yip Milestone Film Status Pending
3-Jul-12
1 Do Gunde 1959 6 7 Yippeee’d
2 Duniya Jhukti Hai 1960 8 3 Pending 5
3 Aplam Chaplam 1961 7 4 2 Pending-c 1+ 2 UT
4 Laal Kothi 1978 4 1 D Pending 3
5 Hum Paanch 1980 8 3 D Pending 5
6 Jawaani Deewaani 1972 6 6 Yippeee’d
7 Teri Kasam 1982 6 1 D Pending 5
4-Jul-12
1 Daasi 1944 11 7 Pending 4
2 Anaarkali 1953 12 12 Yippeee’d
3 Samundar 1957 8 8 Yippeee’d
4 Sehra 1963 8 8 Yippeee’d
5 Geet Gaaya Pattharon Ne 1964 9 9 Yippeee’d
5-Jul-12
1 Navrang 1959 12 12 Yippeee’d
2 Kavi Kaalidas 1959 9 10 Y Yippeee’d
3 Pyaar Ki Pyaas 1961 9 6 1 Pending-c 2+ 1 UT
4 Son of India 1962 9 9 Yippeee’d
5 Roop Sundari 1964 7 6 D Pending 1
6-Jul-12
1 Badi Bahu 1951 8 8 Yippeee’d
2 Taatar Ka Chor 1955 6 5 1 D Yc 1 UT
3 Naya Andaaz 1956 11 11 Yippeee’d
4 Pilpili Saahab 1954 9 5 Pending 4
5 Phoolon Ki Sej 1964 9 6 1 Pending-c 2+ 1 UT
6 Anokha Daan 1972 5 5 Yippeee’d
7-Jul-12
1 Hamaari Baat 1943 10 10 D Yippeee’d
2 Dulaari 1949 12 12 Yippeee’d
3 Minister 1959 6 3 Pending 3
4 Ramman 1954 10 5 D Pending 5
5 Shrimaan Satyawaadi 1960 7 7 Yippeee’d
6 Sant Gyaneshwar 1964 8 6 Pending 2
8-Jul-12
1 Gunjan 1948 9 4 1 D Pending-c 4+ 1 UT
2 Baazaar 1949 16 16 1 Yc 1 UT
3 Aankhen 1950 8 8 Yippeee’d
4 Doraaha 1952 8 5 Pending 3
5 Do Kaliyaan 1968 8 8 Yippeee’d
6 Maan Jaaiye 1972 3 3 BC – 6200 Yippeee’d
9-Jul-12
1 Baaz 1953 8 8 Yippeee’d
2 Laal Kunwar 1952 11 8 3 Yc 3 UT
3 Khilona 1970 6 6 Yippeee’d
4 Ladki Pasand Hai 1971 8 1 D Pending 7
5 Aahistaa Aahistaa 1981 8 5 Pending 3

As the table shows, a total of 40 songs were posted in that week, at a daily average of about 5.7 songs per day. Wow. What a powerhouse of energy it has been.

Another week of no repeats – meaning that 40 films got showcased that week. Of these, nine films had made their debut that week. And yes, during that week, one film was Yippeee’d. That is the 1959 film ‘Kavi Kaalidas’, which got Yippeee’d on 5th July of 2012. Since that week, during the past 10 years, another 21 of the 40 films that were represented, have been Yippeee’d.

About the decade preferences, here is the break up

1930s  –  (none)
1940s  –  6
1950s  –  16
1960s  –  10
1970s  –  6
1980s  –  2

As always, the distribution is obviously weighed down in the decades of 50s and 60s.

Of the 40 films from that week, 19 films still continue to have ‘Pending’ status. Of these 19 ‘Pending’ films, for 6 of them the Geet Kosh indicates that maybe all song were not released as gramophone records. We may not see a complete Yippeee status for these films

The song presented today is from the 1960 film ‘Duniya Jhukti Hai’. The songs of this film are from the pen of Rajendra Krishan and music is from the mind of Hemant Kumar. Just to remind readers – this is the film that contains the iconic popular song “Phoolon Se Dosti Hai Kaanton Se Yaari Hai”. This song was posted during the week under review – on 3rd July, 2012. Another very famous and popular song of this film is “Gumsum Sa Ye Jahaan, Ye Raat Ye Hawa”.

Our dear Arun ji has provided the following summary of this film,

DUNIYA JHUKTI HAI (1960) was a Wadia Movietone film, which was a surprise. Wadia Movietone was known only to make stunt or costume films of B grade. This was a social film trying to give a message that Evil work never pays.

Anyway, the producer/director was JBH Wadia himself and the music was by Hemant Kumar, ably assisted by Rizbert, his loyal companion of many movies. This Rizbert was from Goa and was an expert like other Goanese in film industry, in making notation based tunes.

One more interesting point about this film was that there were 3 Agha’s in this film. One was actor Agha Jan, the other was cinematographer Agha Hasham and the third was Agha Jani Kasmiri who wrote the story, screenplay and dialogues of the film.

Mohan is an honest to the core young man, in love with a girl. The girl ditches him by marrying some rich man. Mohan is frustrated and he becomes a gunda, joins a gang of a Boss whom no one has seen. He also changes his name to Bankelal. (Sunil Dutt).

One day this Banke saves a child Munna (Daisy Irani) from drowning and they become close friends as Munna has no father. Munna’s mother Laxmi (Shyama) does not approve this and warns Munna to keep away from Banke, as he is a gunda.

Munna falls ill and Banke visits him, promising him to reform and become a good man. He goes and surrenders to the police, but police want him to help them capture the Boss. The Boss is already looking for Banke as he does not want to lose him. He kidnaps Munna to blackmail Banke to return to his fold. There is a fight and when Banke is about to kill the Boss (BM Vyas), Laxmi reveals that Boss is Munna’s father. Boss runs away but is killed by the police.

Banke marries Laxmi and they live happily with Munna.

The song is a mujra song, which is performed on screen by Kumkum. The quality of the video is not great, and it is difficult to identify the other performers present in the scene. Dear Prakash ji has helped to identify the dancer Kumkum and two other performers present in this clip – Wasti and Kesar.

A wonderfully crafted song that has been performed equally well by Kumkum. A great reminder, and a great recall – where we were ten years ago, and what were our hopes and aspirations.

The lyrics for this song have been sent in by Prakash ji. Listen to this less heard, but a really beautiful melody.

Great memories.

 

Video

Audio

Song – Laagi Tumse Najariya Laagi, Najariya Laagi, Saanwariya Laagi Re  (Duniya Jhukti Hai) (1960) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Rajendra Krishan, MD – Hemant Kumar

Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra)

laagi tumse ae

laagi tumse najariyaa laagi
najariyaa laagi
saanwariyaa laagi re

dum bhar ko..oo
dum bhar ko padat nahin chaaina
lage kya naaina
ke nindiya bhaagi  re
laagi tumse najariyaa laagi
najariyaa laagi
saanwariya laagi re
laagi tumse ae ae

kat jaaye ab aankhon mein
har raat gin gin taare ae ae
katt jaaye ab aankhon mein
har raat gin gin taare
ae ishq tere haathon
hum jaan se bhi haare
begaane huye ae apne saare
laagi tumse ae
laagi tumse najariya laagi
najariya laagi
saanwariya laagi re
dum bhar ko padat nahin chaaina
lagey kya naaina
ke nindiya bhaagi  re
laagi tumse aey ae ae

mat poochh zindagi mein
ye pyaar kya kya laayaa..aa
mat poochh zindagi mein
ye pyaar kya kya laayaa..aa
aankhon mein ashq aaye
gham dil mein muskuraaya
ye ishq magar kab ghabaraaya
laagi tumse ae ae
laagi tumse najariya laagi
najariyaa laagi
saanwariya laagi re
dum bhar ko padat nahin chaaina
lagey kya naaina
ke nindiya bhaagi  re
laagi tumse aey ae ae

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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लागि तुमसे॰॰ए

लागि तुमसे नजरिया लागि
नजरिया लागि
साँवरिया लागी रे

दम भर को॰॰
दम भर को पड़त नहीं चैना
लागे क्या नैना
के नींदिया भागी रे
लागि तुमसे नजरिया लागि
नजरिया लागि
साँवरिया लागी रे
लागि तुमसे॰॰ए

कट जाये अब आँखों में
हर रात गिन गिन तारे
कट जाये अब आँखों में
हर रात गिन गिन तारे
ए इश्क़ तेरे हाथों
हम जान से भी हारे
बेगाने हुए अपने सारे
लागि तुमसे॰॰ए
लागि तुमसे नजरिया लागि
नजरिया लागि
साँवरिया लागी रे
दम भर को पड़त नहीं चैना
लागे क्या नैना
के नींदिया भागी रे
लागि तुमसे॰॰ए॰॰ए

मत पूछ ज़िंदगी में
ये प्यार क्या क्या लाया
मत पूछ ज़िंदगी में
ये प्यार क्या क्या लाया
आँखों में अश्क आए
ग़म दिल में मुस्कुराया
ये इश्क़ मगर कब घबराया
लागि तुमसे॰॰ए
लागि तुमसे नजरिया लागि
नजरिया लागि
साँवरिया लागी रे
दम भर को पड़त नहीं चैना
लागे क्या नैना
के नींदिया भागी रे
लागि तुमसे॰॰ए॰॰ए


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 :

5090 Post No. : 17016

‘Raahgeer’ (1969), is a production from Geetanjali Chitradeep, Calcutta. It was directed by Tarun Majumdar. The movie has Biswajeet, Nirupa Roy, Asit Sen, Sandhya Roy, Vasant Chowdhury, Shashikala, Padma Chauhan, Anwar Hussain, Pahari Sanyal, Master Prasenjit, Ifthekar, Kanhaiyyalal, Chaman Puri, Savita Chatterjee, Ram Avtar, Rashid Khan, CS Dubey and others in it.

Here is what our dear Arun ji has mentioned in brief about this film while commenting on the song-post of the song “Janam Se Banjaara Hoon Bandhu

Atul ji,

First of all, this is a production of GITANJALI CHITRADEEP, CALCUTTA.
The name of Hemant Kumar’s production house was GEETANJALI PICTURES, BOMBAY. So there is every possibility that this may be a home production, in some way or the other, of Biswajeet.
I remember having seen this film halfway, in the theatre, as it was very much boring.
Directed by Tarun Mujumdar, its cast was, Biswajeet, Sandhya Roy, Shashikala, Padma, Nirupa Roy, Kanhaiyalal, Anwar Hussain, Pahadi Sanyal, Prasanjit, Iftekhar, Asit Sen, Sabita Chatterjee etc.
The story, as I remember, was of a young man who is fond of wandering and sets out on an endless journey. The film depicts various experiences he encounters in his travels. He does not get attached to anybody but becomes a darling of many.
Neither the story, nor the music, nor the actors were of much interest and hence no wonder the film wandered aimlessly in search of success.
-AD
NB- There seems to be no record of any major award given to Rahgir. Maybe, Bengal Govt. or critics or journalists award may have been given to it.

The movie has ten songs and lyrics for all the ten songs are penned by Gulzar. The music is composed by Hemant Kumar. Here is the list of songs this movie has.

Sl. No.

Song Title Singer/s

Posted On

01

Janam Se Banjaaraa Hoon Bandhu Hemant Kumar 21.09.2011

02

He He, … Vaidhh Ke Palle Pade Kishore Kumar 13.07.2018

03

Aa, Do Do Pankh Lagaake Panchhi Banenge Hemant Kumar,
Aarti Mukherjee, Chorus

04

Daiyya Kasam-Sharam Laage, Ae Sakhi, Badaa Besharam Balam Asha Bhonsle,
Usha Mangeshkar

05

Babu Ghabraate Hain, Chori Chori Aankhon Se Teer Chalaate Hain Asha Bhonsle,
Kishore Kumar
17.07.2018

06

Tumhaare Nain Dekh Ke Sunaa Hai Log Jogi Ho Gaye Hemant Kumar 27.10.2013

07

Haay Haay, Panchhi Re, Ude Gagan Gagan Mast Magan Manna Dey, Hemant Kumar,
Sulakshana Pandit, Chorus

08

Mujhko Dosh Na Dena Bandhu… Kabhi Ruk Gaye Hain Kabhi Chal Diye Hain Hemant Kumar

09

Bairi Aanchar Pag Pag Urjhe Hamaar, Lata Mangeshkar, Chorus

10

Mitwaa Re, Bhool Gaye Thhe Raahen Mitwa Lata Mangeshkar, Chorus 06.07.2016

This movie made its debut on the blog on 21.09.2011. However, as we can see in the above table, so far only five out of ten songs of this movie have been posted on the blog.

Today we take this opportunity to present the sixth song from this movie on the blog. It will be after a gap of almost four years since the fifth song of this movie was discussed on the blog.

Today’s song is sung by Manna Dey, Hemant Kumar, and Sulakshana Pandit. And is a light-hearted group chorus song having a philosophical side too. The lyrics are by Gulzar Sb and music is composed by Hemant Kumar.

Let us listen to and enjoy the today’s wonderful song now …

Song – Panchhi Re Udey Gagan Gagan Mast Magan (Raahgeer) (1969) Singers – Manna Dey, Hemant Kumar, Lyrics – Gulzar, MD – Hemant Kumar
Manna Dey + Sulakshana Pandit
Chorus

Lyrics

haay haay
panchhi re ae ae ae
ude gagan gagan
mast magan
kiske sang laagi lagan
kaisi lagan laagi re

panchhi re ae ae ae
ude gagan gagan
mast magan
kiske sang laagi lagan
kaisi lagan laagi re

hoy

panchhi re ae ae ae
ude gagan gagan
mast magan
kiske sang laagi lagan
kaisi lagan laagi re

o o o o
kaisi chaahton ki tujhe hawaa lagi hai
tujhe hawaa laagi hai
kaunse milan ke liye vidaa lagi hai
tujhe vidaa lagi hai
kaisi chaahton ki tujhe hawaa lagi hai
kaunse milan ke liye vidaa lagi hai
o o o
aasmaan pe mil gayaa hai
kaisaa watan
kaisaa watan
kaisaa watan re
panchhi re ude gagan gagan
mast magan
kiske sang laagi lagan
kaisi lagan laagi re

ghaat ghaat boond chune
chune ud jaaye
o o o
ghaat ghaat boond chune
chune ud jaaye
pyaasi maatiyon pe kahin jaaye barsaaye
o o o
pyaasi maatiyon pe kahin jaaye barsaaye
kiske gaon jayegaa re ae ae ae ae
kiske gaon jayegaa re
kiske watan
kiske watan
kiske watan re
panchhi re ude gagan gagan
mast magan
kiske sang laagi lagan
kaisi lagan laagi re

o o o

chaand si pari ke desh me bhi jaayiyo
ha ha desh jaayiyo
hoy sone waali baaliyon ke kaan laaiyiyo
ha ha kaan laaiyo
chaand si pari ke desh me bhi jaayiyo
sone waali baaliyon ke kaan laaiyiyo
o o o
os waale moti leke aana watan
aana watan
aana watan re

panchhi re ude gagan gagan
mast magan
kiske sang lagi lagan
kaisi lagan laagi re
panchhi re ae ae
panchhi re ude gagan gagan
ae
mast magan
ae
kiske sang laagi lagan
kaisi lagan laagi re
ae ae 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 :

5069 Post No. : 16989

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2012-2022) – Song No. 50
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Welcome all to this post under ‘blog ten-year challenge’ of ‘2012-2022’. Ten years ago, in the year 2012 the blog was around four years old and already going great in terms of ‘daily posts’ on the blog.

In the year ‘2008’ there were 475 songs posted on the blog from ‘July’ to ‘December-2008’. The average was around 3 songs or posts per day.

However, the blog celebrated a ‘musical feast’ for next four years I must say. Let us have a look on the total number of posts from ‘2009 to 2012’ on the blog as per following.

Year Total posts Average per day
2009 1768 4.84
2010 1167 3.20
2011 1819 4.98
2012 2071 5.66

We can see that the year ‘2012’ saw a total of ‘2071 posts’ at the rate of almost six songs per day. And that remains the ‘highest score’ for the blog in a ‘year’ so far, till date.

The next year i.e., ‘2013’ the figures tried hard to catch ‘2000’ but could reach to ‘1916’ posts only.

From here onwards i.e., the next four years viz. ‘2014’, ‘2015’, ‘2016’ and ‘2017’ the blog averaged 1159 posts per year at the rate of ‘03’ song posts per day.
And going further down in the next four years i.e., ‘2018’ to ‘2021’ the average rate of posts per year was 721 only at an average of ‘02’ songs per day.

And this year ‘2022’ till now, the average maintained so far again comes to 2 posts per day. 😊

So, we have seen that the year ‘2012’ was a very special year for the blog. Posts were raining down at the rate of ‘more than five’ per day.

Coming back to today’s day, 4th June, this date ten years back i.e., in 2012 saw as many as nine articles posted on the blog as per details given below.

Song Movie title(Year) Remarks
Jo tum kar sakte ho main kar saktaa hoon badh ke Adaa(1951) All songs covered
Phool bagiya mein bhanwre aaye Zindagi Aur Khwaab(1961) All songs covered
Dil mera tumhaari adaayein le gayi Gauri(1968) All songs covered
Pathh bhoola ke aaya musaafir Door Gagan Ki Chhaaon Mein(1964) All songs covered
Mere yaar tu chhod gham Love In Canada(1979) 01 of 04 songs posted
Ek to soorat pyaari aur oopar se ye naaz Vallaah Kya Baat Hai(1962) All songs covered
Kayi din se dil hai bekal Dulhan Ek Raat Ki(1966) All songs covered
Ye waqt na kho jaaye Raaste Pyaar Ke(1982) 03 of 06 songs posted
Raaste mein ik haseen Basant(1960) 11 of 14 songs posted

From the above table we can see that out of the nine movies represented on the blog on 04.06.2012 six movies have already been ‘Yippeeee’ed’.

That leaves us with three movies viz. ‘Love in Canada-1979’, ‘Raaste Pyaar Ke-1982’ and ‘Basant-1960’ that are eligible for Blog Ten Year Challenge today.

I am presenting a song from the movie ‘Love In Canada-1979’.

HFGK Vol-V (1971-1980) mentions in the ‘addenda’ for this movie that this movie was an imported movie from the year ‘1979’.

‘Love in Canada-1979’ was directed by S. Ramnathan for ‘Tyagi Films Limited’. It had Vinod Mehra, Maushumi Chatterjee, Shelly Homik (Miss Teen Canada/new discovery), Jeetendra (in special appearance), Asrani, Aruna Irani, Iftekhar, Indrani Mukherji, Abrar Alvi, and others.

This movie had four songs (including one two-part song). Lyrics for three songs (including one two-part song) were written by Yogesh and one song was penned by Sharon Prabhakar.

Music for this movie was composed by Hemant Kumar.

Mohd Rafi, Hemant Kumar, Arti Mukherjee, Lata Mangeshkar, and Sharon Prabhakar had given their voices to the song of this move.

This movie seems to be an obscure movie of its time, though it seems to be available on internet, I had not watched this movie. All songs from this movie are new for me.
Today’s song is sung by Lata Mangeshkar.

Lyrics for the today’s song were sent by Prakashchandra who has also shared the links of the song and link of the movie too, with other details of this movie.

As mentioned above Lyrics for the today’s song are written by Yogesh and music is composed by Hemant Kumar.

Let us listen to the today’s song now which has good meaningful verses …

I hope readers will enjoy this song …

Audio

Video


Song-Khushiyaan un ko milti hain jo (Love in Canada)(1979) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Yogesh, MD-Hemant Kumar

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

khushiyaan unn ko o o
milti hain aen jo o
dete hain aen aen
sabko o khushi ee..eee
dete hain aen aen aen
sabko khushi ee..ee

khushiyaan unko milti hain
jo dete hain sabko khushi ee
kisi ko karte nahin dukhi ee
khushiyaan unko milti hain jo
dete hain sabko khushi ee
kisi ko karte nahin dukhi
jeenaa unn kaa jeenaa hai jo
rakhte hain sabko sukhi ee
kisi ko karte nahin dukhi
kisi ko karte nahin dukhi

jis ne baandhe hain sabse
bandhan ye apne mann ke ae
jis ne ponchhe hain aansoon
sabke apne daaman se
jis ne baandhe hain sabse
bandhan ye apne mann ke ae
jis ne ponchhe hain aansoon
sabke apne daaman se
aisey hi insaanon ki eee…eee…eee…eee
aisey hi insaanon ki
zindagi hai zindagi eee
zindagi yahi to hai zindagi
khushiyaan unn ko milti hain jo
dete hain sabko khushi ee…eee
kisi ko karte nahin dukhi ee
kisi ko karte nahin dukhi

jitne chehre hain utne
sabke apne darpan hain aen
sabki apni pooja hai
sabke apne darshan hain
jitne chehre hain utne
sabke apne darpan hain aen
sabki apni pooja hai
sabke apne darshan hain
phir bhi hai pyaar ka pyaasaa aa…aa aa aa aa…
phir bhi hai pyaar ka pyaasa
duniyaa mein har aadmi ee
duniyaa mein har aadmi
khushiyaan unko milti hain jo
dete hain sabko khushi ee..eee
kisi ko karte nahin dukhi
jeenaa unn kaa jeenaa hai jo
rakhte hain jo sabko sukhi ee
kisi ko karte nahin dukhi
kisi ko karte nahin dukhi


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

Blog Day :

5045 Post No. : 16956

Today’s song is from the film Bandish-1955.

What is the meaning of the word Bandish ? It is very funny that we use many Urdu words without understanding their real exact meanings. We have some vague idea about its meaning and we sincerely use it with that intended meaning. I have come across people frequently using wrong words, causing humour or pity. From the childhood, I always remembered what our English teacher had told us. He had said that when in doubt, immediately refer to the dictionary and get the right meaning. A habit from that time helped me always and I became careful in using the correct words. This helped me in my education as well as career. Same case is with pronunciation of certain words. English or Urdu is not our mother tongue, and hence the right pronunciation of words is as important as using the right words.

Again, how many of us know the real, exact meaning of the word Bandish ? Those of us who are Music oriented, we know that ‘ Bandish ‘ is a fixed, melodic composition in Vocal or Instrumental music. However, Bandish has some other usages or meanings like ‘ Binding Together ‘ or even ‘Restriction’. Dictionary gives these words, बंधन , रुकावट , शब्द योजना, रचना etc. Looking at the story of this film Bandish-55, the most appropriate meaning would be ‘Binding Together’.

This film was having a FIRST and a LAST about it. This film was the FIRST or the Debut film of the child artiste Daisy Irani. In this first film, she enacted a Boy’s role ! Daisy Irani was the sister of Menaka and Honey Irani and her brothers were Sarosh and Bunny. Her parents were Perin and Noshir Irani. Their grandfather ran an Irani restaurant ‘ B.Merwan’. Her father was looking after the cafe and their greedy mother Perin irani employed all 5 children to work as child artistes in Hindi and other language films. Thus their childhood was an abnormal one. Out of 5 children, Bunny acted in only 2 films,Sarosh in 5 films, Menaka even did few films as Heroine, but Daisy with 69 films and Honey with 22 films acted as child actors till they grew enough till not to look like children anymore. All got married and settled. Menaka married actor director Kamran (father of Farah Khan- Choreographer), Daisy married K.K.Shukla-a writer and Honey married Jawed Akhtar-writer, ex MP and a pseudo secularist.

This film was the LAST film as an assistant music Director for Ravi (who had been working as an assistant to Hemant Kumar). After this film, he debuted in film Vachan as an independent Music director He, however, continued relations with Hemant Kumar by offering him songs to sing in his films, for a long time.

Film Bandish-55 was made by Basu Chitra Mandir. It was directed by Satyen Bose and Music was by Hemant Kumar (assistant-Ravi Shankar Sharma). The cast of the film was Ashok Kumar, Meena Kumari, Daisy Irani-credited as Roop Kumar, Bipin Gupta, Sajjan, Nazir Hussain and many many more. Master Bhagwan was a Guest Artiste and sang a song ” Le lo Gubbare” in this film.

Director Satyen Bose was my favourite director. I had first heard the name Satyen Bose when I saw the film Jagriti for the first time in 1954. That time I realised that this director is too good to miss anytime. His successive films confirmed my opinion about him and I made it a point to see all his films, as far as possible.

SATYEN BOSE was born on 22-1-1916 at Goya Bazaar, Calcutta. (some sources claim that he was born in Purnia, Bihar). He graduated in commerce from Vidyasagar college,Calcutta in 1941.He did jobs in Railways and Bank. He set up National progressive Pictures and made 3 films in Bangla. His Film PORIBORTAN-1949 was a grand success. He also acted as Principal Shishir babu in it. He then shifted to Bombay. He first made Parichay and then made Jagriti-54,a remake of his own PORIBORTON-49. Abhi Bhattacharya played the role of the new Superintendent Shekhar Babu in this film. Film Jagriti became a landmark movie in Hindi and won many awards including Filmfare and a national award. He directed 34 films till Woh din aayega-86.

He also did a Malyali film, Jeevita Samaram-71. His film Dosti gave name and fame to the L-P duo. Rakhi Gulzar debuted in his Jeevan Mrityu and Nargis got her National Award for his Raat aur Din-68. He did many films for Rajashree Productions and had good relations with Tarachand Barjatya. He was very friendly with Mukesh Sharma, Director of Bombay Doordarshan, in those days.

Satyen Bose died on 9th June 1993 at Bombay. His last rites were done by Mukesh Sharma, as per the wishes of Satyen Bose. Only 2 people from the Film Industry-Tarachand Barjatya and Anup Kumar attended his funeral. A great film director who gave hits like Jagriti, Raat aur Din, Girl Friend, Jeevan mrityu, Chalti ka naam gaadi etc,died Unsung and Unwept by the same industry !

Here is the filmography of Satyen Bose- FILMOGRAPHY (* also act): 1949: Paribartan*; 1951: Barjatri*; 1953: Bhor Hoye Elo; 1954: Jagriti; Parichay; 1955: Rickshawala; Bandish; 1957: Bandi; 1958: Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi; Savera; Sitaron Se Aage; 1960: Masoom; Girl Friend; 1964: Daal Mein Kala; Dosti; 1966: Aasra; Mere Lal; 1967: Bhagya; Raat Aur Din; 1968: Jyot Jale; 1969: Wapas; Aansoo Ban Gaye Phool; 1970: Jeevan Mrityu; 1972: Sa Re Ga Ma Pa; Anokhi Pehchan; Mere Bhaiya; 1977: Mastan Dada; 1978: Anmol Tasveer; 1979: Saanch Ko Aanch Nahin; Bin Maa Ke Bachche; 1980: Payal Ki Jhankaar; 1982: Tumhare Bina; 1983: Kaya Palat; 1986: Woh Din Aayega.

In Hindi cinema 2 actresses were famous as ” Eternal Weepers”. In almost every film these actresses wept at least 10 times ! Seeing them smiling or laughing used to be a matter of challenge and the cine-goers used to bet on these moments in their films ! They were NIMMI AND MEENA KUMARI-who was called The Tragedy Queen. Do you know even among the male actors, there was one such actor who wept in the majority of his films ? He also had 3 pet dialogues to be used in all his films. It was jokingly said in the industry that he would not sign a film till he was assured of at least one weeping scene in the film. His name was NAZIR HUSSAIN.

Nazir Hussain, an educated, multifaceted character actor, producer, director, writer and a social worker. Nazir Hussain was born on 15-5-1922 at village Usia Dildarnagar, Kamsaar, dist. Ghazipur-U.P. His father Shahabzad was a Guard in Railways. Being a tall and healthy person, Nazir joined the British Army for some time, but soon he left and joined the Indian National Army of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. In 1950,Bimal Roy was planning his film on Netaji,”Pehla Aadmi”. He needed a person who could act and have the knowledge of Netaji’s army details. He approached Nazir Hussain and after some pressure, he conceded and acted in the film. (HFGK however does not show his name in the cast, maybe the list is incomplete or he must have been in the film credit list).

Thus started a career spanning a period of more than 3 decades. He was one actor who started with doing character roles and continued throughout his career. He worked in over 200 films. He was a permanent fixture in Bimal Roy films, next he worked in almost all films of Dev Anand and Dharmendra also. His typical style of acting and delivery of dialogues got him weeping roles mostly. It is generally believed that Nazir did only weepy roles of helpless, poor farmers, poor girl’s father, worker of low level, coolie etc etc, but it is not true. He is probably one of those actors who excelled in doing a variety of roles like Murderer(Baazi),Professor(Tapasya),Doctor(Khamoshi/Abhinetri), Police Commissioner( Jewel Thief), Advocate( Mohabbat zindagi hai),Police Inspector( Kala Pani), doting/smiling father (Sharmilee), Riksha Puller ( Do bigha zamin), Seth ji( Naya Daur) etc etc. However, because of his weepy roles in hit films, he was nicknamed “Aansuon ka canister” in the film industry. The equation was, “Nazir does not accept a role unless he is allowed to weep on screen”.

Besides being a major character actor, the service he has rendered to the Bhojpuri Film industry can not be forgotten. In one of the Film Award functions, Nazir was introduced to President Rajendra Prasad. On learning that Nazir came from Gazipur, the President asked him why he should not produce Bhojpuri films. Taking inspiration from this, Nazir wrote, produced and directed the first Bhojpuri film “Gnaga maiya tori piyari chadhai bo”-1962. Later he kept on making several hit Bhojpuri films.

He was often a subject of ridicule for his weepy roles. His favourite dialogue was,”Beti / Beta, aaj agar tumhari Maa zinda hoti toh….”. Yet another was,”Ab main duniya ko kya munh dikhaun “? One more was, ”Tumne mere saare armaan choor choor kar diye”. Nazir Hussain was an actor,producer,director and also a writer. He used to write and direct all his Bhojpuri films. He shot many of his Bhojpuri films in and around his village and helped develop that area for employment.

His last film as an actor was Vali E Azam-1987. He died on 25-1- 2014 at the age of 92 years, in Malad, Mumbai. ( Thanks to Mr. M N Sardana ji and wiki ji).

The story, dialogues and screenplay of the film Bandish was by Jyotirmoy Roy. BANDISH was a remake of a successful Bengali film Chhale Kaar-1954.

In the film, story happens with all the cast bearing Bengali names. Nasir Hussain is Mahender Babu who is bringing up an orphan ‘Tomato’ (Daisy Irani),since he was a small baby. Now that he is unable to rear him any further due to bad health, he leaves Tomato in a park, where Kamal Roy(Ashok Kumar) is sitting alone on a bench and he tells Tomato to call him his father hereafter. Kamal Roy brings Tomato home and keeps him as his son. Kamal Roy’s marriage is fixed with Usha Sen(Meena kumari). The entry of Tomato is resented by Kamal’s Mother(Protima Devi) and father(Bhanu Bannerjee) who advise him to get married immediately, as the neighbours and other people in their social circle are whispering about Tomato’s parentage-accusing silently Kamal himself. In this situation Usha supports Kamal fully.

The story further details how Tomato brings cheers and sorrow in their lives with the end being very happy.

Here is the 4th song from this film, sung by Asha Bhosle.


Song-Mohe apna bana lo saajan (Bandish)(1955) Singer- Asha Bhonsle, Lyricist- Prem Dhawan, MD- Hemant Kumar (asstt. Ravi)

Lyrics

mohe apna bana lo saajan
mohe apna bana lo
mohe apna bana lo saajan
mohe apna bana lo
mere nanhe se naazuk man ki dekho batiyaan na taalo
ho o o
mohe apna bana lo saajan
mohe apna bana lo

sambhle na aaj piya
jaane kyun mera jiya
ghir ghir main jaaun haaye
tumne kya jaadu kiya
sambhle na aaj piya
jaane kyun mera jiya
ghir ghir main jaaun haaye
tumne kya jaadu kiya ho o
zara aa ke sambhaalo saajan
zara aa ke sambhaalo
mohe apna bana lo saajan
mohe apna bana lo

baahon mein teri piya jhoola main jhooloon
tu mujhko bhoole na main tujhko bhooloon
baahon mein teri piya jhoola main jhooloon
tu mujhko bhoole na main tujhko bhooloon oon oon
ye kasam aaj kha lo sajan
ye kasam aaj kha lo
mohe apna bana lo saajan
mohe apna bana lo
mere nanhe se naazuk man ki dekho batiyaan na taalo
ho o o
mohe apna bana lo saajan
mohe apna bana lo
mohe apna bana lo saajan
mohe apna bana lo


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 :

5025 Post No. : 16933

Today’s song is from the ‘1959’ movie ‘Saahil’.

I recall becoming aware of this title while going throough HFGK Vol-III (1951-1960) during my stay at Nagpur. I would regularly browse through the IIIrd volume of HFGK for the decade 1951-1960 those days(2015-2017). After that I went to Kenya for a project which lasted around three years. I came back after completion of the project in December’2019. Since then, I am more or less sharing songs from seventies and eighties, sometimes end of sixties. Songs of 1950s have become few and far between.

I do not recall being aware of the songs of ‘Saahil-1959’. It was only a few days back that our regular reader Shri. Deepak Patwardhan ji suggested a song from this movie which was sung by Hemant Kumar and Asha Bhonsle. On checking the details, I find that the song he had suggested had already been posted on the blog long back (in 2011) and it is from the movie ‘Aandhiyaan-1952’. The song is ‘wo chaand nahin hai dil hai kisi deewaane ka’ ….

However, that gave me an opportunity to know more about the songs from ‘Saahil-1959’. I listened to some of them. Today I am presenting a lovely duet sung by Hemant Kumar and Asha Bhonsle from this movie.

“Saahil-1959” was directed by Agrawal K. Bhushan for ‘Filmnagar Studios, Bombay’. Agrawal K. Bhushan was also the producer of this movie.

“Saahil-1959” had Shammi Kapoor, Chitra, Murad, Sapru, Amar, Jankidas, Rajan Kapoor, Kuldeep Kaur, and others.

This movie had the following ten songs in it.

SNo Song Title Lyricist Singer/s Composer
01 Sheetal pawan sanaasan doley Janardan Muktidoot Asha Bhonsle Suresh Talwar
02 Aayi milan ki raat, raja ho raja Anjaan Asha Bhonsle,chorus Suresh Talwar
03 O gori huaa huaa… maan ya na Jeet Asha Bhonsle, Mohd Rafi, chorus Suresh Talwar
04 Raat aadhi ho gayi…tere mere mere tere dil… Janardan Muktidoot Asha Bhonsle, Hemant Kumar Suresh Talwar
05 Dekho ji, hamen na dena dhokha Indeevar Asha Bhonsle D.C. Dutt
06 Afsos meri taqdeer bante hi bigad gayi Indeevar Asha Bhonsle D.C. Dutt
07 Muhabbat sabko milti hai … door hataa do Saraswati Kr ‘Deepak’ Asha Bhonsle,chorus Suresh Talwar
08 Tumhaari muhabbat hai ik cheez aisi Kulbhushan Asha Bhonsle, Hemant Kumar Suresh Talwar
09 Aaja re manjhdhaar mein …ye pyaar ki pukaar hai Taban Jhansvi Geeta Dutt Suresh Talwar
10 Tum judaa kya ho gaye… khatm kar de daastaan Taban Jhansvi Geeta Dutt Suresh Talwar

HFGK Vol-III (1951-1960) mentions in the footnote that the songs of this movie were recorded in 1954-1955, though the movie was released in 1959.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 08.04.1959.

Only one song ‘aaja re manjhdhaar mein … ye pyaar ki pukaar hai’ has been posted on the blog on 20.10.2016.

Today we are going to listen to the second song from this movie. Today’s song is sung by Asha Bhonsle and Hemant Kumar.

Lyrics are by Kulbhushan and music is composed by Suresh Talwar.

Let us enjoy today’s song. Only audio of this song is available.


Song-Tumhaari muhabbat hai ik cheez aisi (Saahil)(1959) Singers-Hemant Kumar, Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Kulbhushan, MD-Suresh Talwar

Lyrics

tumhaari muhabbat hai
ik cheez aisi ee
jise ham kabhi naa
kabhi le hi lenge
kabhi le hi lenge
chhupaaoge jisko nigaahon ke neeche
usey ham kabhi naa
kabhi dekh lenge
kabhi dekh lenge

hmm hmm hmm hmm mm
hmm hmm hmm mm
hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm
peechhe padega jo
koyi hamaare ae
koyi hamaare
bulaayega hamko o o
karega ishaare
jo maangega koyi
mohabbat hamaari
tumhaari qasam ham
kisi ko na denge
kisi ko na denge
haa haa haa aa
aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa

maangenge tumse naa
gaalon ki shokhi
hmm hmmhmm hmmhmm
hmm hmm hmm

maangenge tumse naa
gaalon ki shokhi
naa hothhon ki laali
naa kaajal ki pyaali
magar ek dil mein hai
chaahat hamaari
jise ham kabhi to
poori karenge
poori karenge
hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm
hamm mm mm hmm
samajhte hain ham ko bhi
iraade tumhaare
iraade tumhaare
bahaane tumhaare ae
ishaare tumhaare
magar yaad rakhnaa
vaadaa e ulfat
kisi din kahin to
poora karenge
poora karenge ae
hmmhmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm mmm mm hmm


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 :

4858 Post No. : 16648

Today, November 5, 2021 is the 13th Remembrance Day of producer-director, B R Chopra. I admire him for his courage to make films on sensitive and socially relevant issues at a time when most of other producers would have avoided such issues. As far as I know, B R Chopra became the director without working under any one of the well-known directors of his time or even working in any other departments of the film making which is laudable.

Baldev Raj Chopra (22/04/1914 – 05/11/2008) was born in Rahon village in Ludhiana district of Punjab. His father was working in the Public Works Department in Lahore. So, most of his childhood, school and college education were done in Lahore. As a teenager, he was fascinated by films. After the completion of M A in English literature from Punjab University, he took a job as a film journalist for a film magazine, ‘Cine Herald’ which was published from Lahore so that he connects with the film personalities. Over a period of time, he took over the management of the magazine which he managed until 1947.

Just a couple of months before the partition, some friends of B R Chopra’s father suggested him to make a film which they would finance. So, he started his first film, ‘Chandni Chowk’ based on a story by I S Johar. G A Chishti was to be the music director and Khayyam, his assistant. Unfortunately, the film had to be abandoned in the wake of communal riots following the partition. B R Chopra along with his family migrated to Delhi and resumed working as a film journalist for some time. However, his heart was in the film making.

B R Chopra shifted to Mumbai with most of his joint family members sometime in 1948. With the pooling of all the resources from the family, he co-produced and directed ‘Karwat’ (1949) which bombed at the box office. After this, he became apprehensive about making one more attempt in film making. It was one of his friends who bumped in B R Chopra at a café and assured him that he would arrange the finance provided B R Chopra directed the film. That was how the film ‘Afsaana’ (1951) happened which he co-produced and directed based on a story written by I S Johar. The film was a box office success.

B R Chopra co-produced and directed his next two films, ‘Shole’ (1953) and his stalled film of 1947 – ‘Chaandni Chowk’ (1954) with his friend and partner financing these films. While ‘Shole’ (1953) did the average business, ‘Chaandni Chowk’ (1954) was a box office success.

In 1955, with the death of his partner, their joint venture in film production was dissolved. B R Chopra set up his own film production banner, B R Films. The banner’s logo had an interesting text in Latin, ‘Ars longa vita brevis’, meaning ‘Art is long, life is short’. The banner produced its first film, ‘Ek Hi Raasta’ (1956) with a theme of widow remarriage. It was a bold decision on the part of B R Chopra to produce and direct a film with such a sensitive subject in his maiden venture. But the risk paid off. The film scored a box office success.

B R Chopra produced and directed his next film, ‘Naya Daur’ (1957) with a theme of ‘man versus machine’. This was the film, with which Sahir Ludhianvi’s association with B R Films started as a full-pledged lyricist which continued until his death in 1980 with some break during 1976-79. In ‘Sadhna’ (1958), he took the subject of rehabilitation of a prostitute. In ‘Dhool Ka Phool’ (1959), B R Chopra portrayed the issues concerning the children born out of wedlock. In this film, B R Chopra entrusted the direction to his younger brother, Yash Chopra which was his maiden film as a director. Another brother, Dharam Chopra debuted as a full-time cinematographer with this film. Both these films were highly successful on the box office front.

B R Chopra experimented with his first songless film, ‘Kaanoon’ (1960) which focused on the capital punishment based on the eye witness and questioned whether one man’s words should cost another man’s life. It was a daring effort on the part of B R Chopra to produce the songless film especially at a time when the film songs had become one of the main ingredients for the box office success of the films. Later, he also produced another songless film, ‘Ittefaaq’ (1969) which happened to be last film B R Chopra and Yash Chopra worked together.

‘Gumraah’ (1963) was a personal triumph for B R Chopra as a director for his matured handling of a theme of extra-marital affair. He was successful in garnering sympathy for all the three protagonists of the film – Ashok Kumar as husband, Mala Sinha as his cheating wife and Sunil Dutt as the lover of Mala Sinha. By the way, in the same year (1963), ‘Ye Raaste Hain Pyaar Ke’ (1963) was released with a same theme.

‘Waqt’ (1965) was B R Chopra’s first colour. multi-starer and a high budget film. The film was directed by Yash Chopra. The usual ‘lost and found’ formula got reinvented with this film with sleek screen-play and dialogues. For the first time, a B R Film had elaborate sets and high glamour quotients. This film set the trend for Yash Chopra when he produced and directed films under his own banner.

During his 5 decades of association with Hindi films, B R Chopra produced 35 films and directed 20 films. Some of the major films he produced were ‘Hamraaz’ (1967), ‘Aadmi Aur Insaan’ (1969), ‘Daastaan’ (1973), a remake of ‘Afsaana’ (1951), ‘Dhund’ (1973), ‘Zameer’ (1974), ‘Chhoti Si Baat’ (1975), ‘Karm’ (1977), ‘Pati, Patni Aur Woh’ (1978), ‘The Burning Train’ (1979), ‘Insaaf Ka Taraazu’ (1980), ‘Nikkah; (1982), ‘Mazdoor’ (1983), ‘Tawaif’ (1984) ‘Aawaam’ (1987), ‘Kal Ki Aawaaz’ (1992), ‘Baaghbaan’ (2003), ‘Baabul’ (2006), ‘Bhootnath’ (2008) etc.

In 1972, Yash Chopra separated from B R Films and established his own banner, Yash Raj Films. This separation seems to have affected B R Films as most of his film made after Yash Chopra’s exit from B R Films, did not reach the level of successes as his earlier films got. However, B R Chopra undertook a mammoth work of TV serial ‘Mahabharat’ for Doordarshan with 94 episodes which were telecast during 1988-90. ‘Mahabharat’ became one of the most successful TV serials which was high TRP ratings even on the repeat telecasts.

‘Baaghbaan’ 2003) was a sort of a ‘come back’ film for B R Films followed by ‘Baabul’ (2006). However, B R Films could not sustain the new success as both B R Chopra and his son, Ravi Chopra passed away in 2008 and 2014 respectively. After ‘Bhootnath’ (2008), B R Films have not produced any film.

B R Chopra was conferred with Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1998 in recognition of his contribution to the growth and development of Indian cinemas. He was awared Padma Bhushan in 2001.

‘Ek Hi Raasta’ (1956) was the first film produced and directed by B R Chopra under his own banner, B R Films. The star cast included Ashok Kumar, Meena Kumari, Sunil Dutt, Yashodhara Katju, Ravikant, Manik Kapoor, Uma Dutt, Nazir Kashmiri, Radhakishen etc. Kumkum and Radhika were the guest actors in the film.

The film had 8 songs (including one multiple version) of which 7 songs have already been covered on the Blog, the details of which are as under:

Songs Date of Posting Singers
Chali gori pee ke milan ko chali 31/01/2009 Hemant Kumar
Saanwle salone aaye din bahaar ke 21/04/2009 Hemant Kumar -Lata
Bade bhaiyya laaye hain London se chhori 11/04/2012 Asha Bhosle
Chamka ban kar aman ka taara 15/08/2012 Lata-Hemant Kumar
Bekas ki aabroo ko neelaam kar ke chhoda 27/11/2012 Lata Mangeshkar
So ja nanhe mere tu to so jaa Multiple version song 31/03/2021 Hemant Kumar-Lata Mangeshkar

On the occasion of 13th Remembrance Day of B R Chopra, I present a song ‘kaisi lagi jaaye to jaaye jiya’ from ‘Ek Hi Raasta’ (1956) rendered by Asha Bhosle and Usha Mangeshkar. The song is written by Majrooh Sultanpuri which is set to music by Hemant Kumar. It is a dance song in which Asha Bhosle and Usha Mangeshkar sing for Kumkum and Radhika respectively.

With this song, all the songs from ‘Ek Hi Raasta’ (1956) have been covered on the Blog.

Note: The early life sketch of B R Chopra is based on his interview recorded in 1995 after he was conferred ‘Filmfare Life Time Achievement Award’. The interview was published on April 4, 1997 in rediff.com.

Audio

Video

Song-Kaisi lagi kaisi lagi (Ek Hi Raasta)(1956) Singers-Asha Bhosle, Usha Mangeshkar, Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD-Hemant Kumar
Both

Lyrics

kaisi lagi
kaisi lagi
jaaye to jaaye jiya
laagi na chhoote aisi lagi

kaisi lagi
kaisi lagi
jaaye to jaaye jiya
laagi na chhoote aisi lagi
kaisi lagi
kaisi lagi
jaaye to jaaye jiya
laagi na chhote aisi lagi

kothhe pe main to khadi thhi bholepan mein
chori chori koi samaaya mere man mein
kothhe pe main to khadi thhi bholepan mein
chori chori koi samaaya mere man mein
dheere se bolo jiya
kaisi lagi
dheere se bolo jiya
kaisi lagi

aisi lagi
jaaye to jaaye jiya
laagi na chhoote
aisi lagi
kaisi lagi
kaisi lagi
jaaye to jaaye jiya
laagi na chhoote aisi lagi

jiya na maane ke ruk ruk machle
koi ye pukaare bache to zara bach le
jiya na maane ke ruk ruk machle
koi ye pukaare bache to zara bach le

haaye re haaye daiyya
kaisi lagi
haaye re haaye daiyya
kaisi lagi
aisi lagi
jaaye to jaaye jiya
laagi na chhote aisi lagi

kaisi lagi
kaisi lagi
jaaye to jaaye jiya
laagi na chhoote aisi lagi

dar ke maare kaleja mora dhadke
kahin more saiyyan ye chunri pakad ke
dar ke maare kaleja mora dhadke
kahin more saiyyan ye chunri pakad ke
laagoon main tohra piya
kaisi lagi
laagoon main tohra piya
kaisi lagi

aisi lagi
aisi lagi
aisi lagi
jaaye to jaaye jiya
laagi na chhoote
aisi lagi
kaisi lagi
kaisi lagi
jaaye to jaaye jiya
laagi na chhoote
aisi lagi
kaisi lagi
kaisi lagi
jaaye to jaaye jiya
laagi na chhoote
aisi lagi


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4818 Post No. : 16590

Today 26th September’2021 is the thirty-secondth Remembrance Anniversary of Legendary Singer and Music Director of yesteryears Hemant Kumar.

Hemant Kumar Mukhopadhyay was born on 16th June 1920 at Benaras, Benaras State under British India.

He passed away on 26th September 1989 at the age of sixty-nine.

As a fan of Hemant Kumar’s voice, I had always liked his singing and his compositions that he has given us in the Hindi Film Music. He also sang in many regional languages including my mother tongue – ‘Marathi’. Ravindra Sangeet sung by him in ‘Bengali language’ is an immortal gift he left for all music connoisseurs.

Here, I am not going to mention his long list of achievements and the various awards and felicitations he received in his career in Music.

Today, as a tribute to him on his ‘Remembrance Day’ I would like to present a song from the 1966 movie – ‘Biwi Aur Makaan’. I had noted this song long back i.e., in 2013 however it still remained to be posted. Later, I tried to get it posted on anniversary of Gulzar and Hemant Kumar, but it could not succeed.

It is a ‘saawan song’ and though the ‘saawan’ month is behind us by now, we still have ‘showers’ continuing in some parts. This song will join the ‘saawan song’ club where we have more than hundred songs already posted.

I became aware of today’s song long back when I was in my ‘teens’. I think I listened to it for the first time on ‘All India Radio’ Urdu service program. After that when I started collecting music ‘cassettes’ I got this song in the ‘Vintage Favorites – Hemant Kumar’ brought by HMV in 1986. I have earlier given the details of other songs in this compilation in my post on the blog.

‘Biwi Aur Makaan-1966’ was directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee for ‘Geetanjali Pictures, Bombay’.
It had Vishwajeet, Kalpana, Mehmood, Shabnam, Ashish Kumar, Padma Devi, Bipin Gupta, Badri Prasad, Kanu Roy, Sarita Devi, Keshto Mukherjee, Ajit Chatterjee, Moni Chatterjee, Brahm Bharadwaj and many others.

This movie had ten songs written by Gulzar and composed by Hemant Kumar.

Here is the list of these nine songs of ‘Biwi Aur Makaan-1966’.

SNo Song Title Singer/s Posted On
01 Khul simsim khullam khulaa Bula, Manna Dey Hemant Kumar
02 Yaar Kishan yah had ho gayi hai…jab dosti hoti hai to Manna Dey, Hemant Kumar, Balbir, Ghulam Muhammad
03 Rehne ko ghar do, chhat pe ho farsh yaa farsh pe chhat ho Manna Dey
04 Duniya mein do sayaane Jayant Mukherjee, Manna Dey, Hemant Kumar, chorus
05 Nahin hota suno aur … jab sanam Manna Dey, Mukesh, Hemant Kumar
06 Dabe labon se kabhi jo koyi salaam le le Asha Bhonsle, Lata Mangeshkar 23.06.2009
07 Kitni anjaan sooratein lekar… jaane kahaan dekha hai Mohd Rafi 02.06.2014
08 Saawan mein barkha sataaye Hemant Kumar
09 Mujhko mohabbat ho gayi hai Joginder, Talat Mehmood, Manna Dey, Mukesh, Hemant Kumar 22.12.2016
10 Aise daaton mein ungli dabaao nahin Usha Mangeshkar, Asha Bhonsle 18.08.2021

From the table given above, we can see that so far only fours songs of this movie have been posted on the blog. Today’s song will be the fifth song from this movie to be posted on the blog.

The movie which started its journey on 23.06.2009, already having’ a long run on the blog, seems to be taking another ‘marathon run’ to cover all of its songs on the blog 😊

Let us now enjoy today’s song composed and sung by Hemant Kumar. Lyrics are by Gulzar …

I hope readers will enjoy this song as I did …


Song-Saawan mein barkha sataaye (Biwi Aur Makaan)(1966) Singer-Hemant Kumar, Lyrics-Gulzar, MD-Hemant Kumar

Lyrics

saawan mein ae ae
barkhaa sataaye
pal pal chhin chhin barse
ae ae ae
tere liye man tarse
ae ae ae
tere liye ae man tarse ae

tu hi bataade saawan
samajh na aaye
agan lagaaye kahin
agan bujhaaye

tu hi bataade saawan
samajh na aaye
agan lagaaye kahin
agan bujhaaye
barkhaa raseeli jaise teri hansi ho
hans de zaraa ras barse ae ae
tere liye man tarse ae ae
tere liye man tarse
saawan mein barkhaa sataaye
pal pal chhin chhin barse ae ae
tere liye ae man tarse

aaj to barasne de
inn baadlon ko o
gori mili hai koyi in saanwlon ko
aaj to barasne de
inn baadlon ko o
gori mili hain koyi in saanwlon ko
barkhaa rangeeli jaisi nain ho tere
nain milaa rang barse ae ae ae
tere liye man tarse ae ae ae
tere liye man tarse ae

saawan mein ae barkhaa sataaye
pal pal chhin chhin barse ae ae
tere liye man tarse ae ae ae
tere liye man tarse

—————————————————–
Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
—————————————————–

सावन में ए ए
बरखा सताए
पल पल छिन छिन बरसे
ए ए ए
तेरे लिए मन तरसे
ए ए ए
तेरे लिए ए मन तरसे ए

तू ही बता दे सावन
समझ न आये
अगन लगाए कहीं
अगन बुझाए
तू ही बता दे सावन
समझ न आये
अगन लगाए कहीं
अगन बुझाए
बरखा रसीली जैसे तेरी हंसी हो
हंसदे ज़रा रस बरसे ए ए ए
तेरे लिए मन तरसे ए ए
तेरे लिए मन तरसे
सावन में बरखा सताए
पल पल छिन छिन बरसे ए ए
तेरे लिए ए मन तरसे

आज तो बरसने दे
इन बादलों को ओ
गोरी मिली हैं कोई इन साँवलों को
आज तो बरसने दे
इन बादलों को ओ
गोरी मिली हैं कोई इन साँवलों को
बरखा रंगीली जैसे नैन हो तेरे
नैन मिला रंग बरसे ए ए ए
तेरे लिए मन तरसे ए ए ए
तेरे लिए मन तरसे ए

सावन मे ए बरखा सताए
पल पल छिन छिन बरसे ए ए
तेरे लिए मन तरसे ए ए ए
तेरे लिए मन तरसे


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