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Blog Day : 3831 Post No. : 14838

Today, January 13th 2019 is the 92nd birth anniversary of one of the prominent Hindi film producers-directors who debuted in early 1950s as a director. In the 1960s, he mostly produced and directed romantic and musical films. In the 1970s and thereafter, he produced and directed films with emotional contents. He is Shakti Samanta, a self-made man after struggling for almost a decade to get a firm foothold in Hindi film industry. He had made immense contributions to Hindi film industry.

Shakti Samanta (13/01/1926 – 09/04/2009) was born in Burdwan (now Bardhaman in West Bengal). His father was an engineer who died in an accident while Shakti Samanta was a child. So, he was sent to his uncle’s place in Dehradun where he did the schooling. After completion of his intermediate, he came back to Calcutta (Kolkata) and completed his graduation in 1944.

Shakti Samanta went back to his uncle’s place to help him in his business. During his school days, he had become a fan of films produced by New Theatres and Bombay Talkies for their emotional and romantic contents respectively. So he had a fascination for becoming an singer-actor in Hindi films. Obviously, he spent more time in acting in local drama theatres than in the business work for which he was reprimanded by his uncle. Sometime in early 1947, he decided to leave his uncle’s house for Bombay (Mumbai) to pursue his wish to become a singer-actor. He took a job of a teacher in a Urdu school in Dapoli, about 200 kms from Mumbai to sustain himself while he scouted for acting roles in Mumbai.

Since it was a Muslim-run school, every Friday, Shakti Samanta would visit Mumbai to take a round of studios and return to Dapoli by late evening. There were many Bengalis in the Bombay Talkies which enabled him at least to gain entry into Bombay Talkies studio. Eventually, he got a free-lance job without pay but with free food at the canteen of the Bombay Talkies. Since he was proficient in Hindi and Urdu in addition to Bengali, he got work of translating the scripts written in Bengali into Hindi for director, Phani Majumdar for which he was paid.

One day, he met S D Burman who was composing music for ‘Do Bhai’ (1947), to get a playback singing work. S D Burman told him that though his voice was good, it was not good enough for the playback singing. So he advised Shakti Samanta to look for work in some other departments though he offered to take him for chorus singing. With this, it was the end of his dream of becoming a singer but the acting bug in him remained.

It was Ashok Kumar who told him to forget about becoming an actor and instead concentrate on film direction. In Bombay Talkies, he became the First Assistant to Director, Phani Majumdar. At that time, Guru Dutt was the First Assistant to Director, Gyan Mukherjee. When Phani Majumdar had no assignment, Shakti Samanta used to work as Second Assistant to Gyan Mukherjee. On the other hand, when Gyan Mukherjee had no assignments, Guru Dutt used to work as Second Assistant to Phani Majumdar. So in 1947, Guru Dutt and Shakti Samanta were familiar with each other. While Guru Dutt could get his first directorial assignment for ‘Baazi’ (1951), it was a long wait for Shakti Samanta to make a debut as a director in 1955.

Post-partition, after the initial hiccups due to migration of film artists and technicians, Shakti Samanta got some assignments like assistant to the director Satish Nigam in ‘Sunhere Din’ (1948) and to Phani Majumdar in ‘Tamasha’ (1952) and ‘Dhobi Doctor’ (1954). He wrote script and dialogues for Bombay Talkies ‘Baadbaan’ (1954).

Shakti Samanta’s debut film as a director was ‘Bahu’ (1955) which he got by a sheer luck. The film was produced by Bikram Pahwa which was to be directed by the writer, Vijendra Gaud. However, he had already signed his first directorial venture, ‘Kasturi’ (1954) and Shakti Samanta was his Assistant Director for this film. Vijendra Gurd was under contract not to take up direction in any other film until ‘Kasturi’ 1954) was released. Shakti Samanta got the opportunity to direct his debut film ‘Bahu’ (1955) as director. The film did not do well on the box office.

During the making of the ‘Bahu’ (1955), Shakti Samanta was signed to direct A. A. Nadiadwala’s film ‘Inspector’ (1956) in which his mentor, Ashok Kumar was paired with Geeta Bali. The film became a hit and with this film, Shakti Samanta was tagged as a successful director for the crime thrillers. After directing ‘Hill Station’ 1957 and ‘Sheroo’ (1957), Shakri Samanta floated his own banner, Shakti Films in 1957.

The first film under his banner, Shakti Films was ‘Howrah Bridge’ (1958) in which his mentor, Ashok Kumar was paired with Madhubala. The film was also a crime thriller and became hugely successful in terms of box office. This gave him enough money to produce and direct a film in the genre of social drama, ‘Insaan Jaag Utha’ (1959). The film did the average business despite some excellent song compositions by S D Burman.

Shakti Samanta directed next two successful thrillers, ‘Jalli Notes’ (1960) and ‘Singapore’ 1960) for other producers. His association with Shammi Kapoor and Jaikishan of Shankar-Jaikishan started with the film ‘Singapore’ (1960) and thereafter they became close friends. The trios were known as Shammi, Shakki and Jackie.

With ‘Naughty Boy’ (1962), Shakti Samanta entered into his first romantic comedy genre with Kishore Kumar and Madhubala in the lead roles. When about 10 reels of film were shot, Madhubala fell ill. She was taken to London for treatment. Since there was some uncertainty in her resuming shooting, Shakti Samanta replaced her with Kalpana. All shots of Madhubala were reshot with Kalpana. The film took a long time to complete as Kishore Kumar also got busy with taking care of Madhubala. To make the matter worst, S D Burman, the film’s music director, also fell ill. As a result, except for one song, rest of the songs of the film were recorded by R D Burman and Jaidev.

The delay in the completion of the film put Shakti Samanta in financial difficulties. He approached his good friend, Shammi Kapoor for finance who advised him to produce a new film in which he would act and partly finance the film. So ‘China Town’ (1962) was conceived. The film was released in August 1962 and became a box office hit. With money flowing in from the success of ‘China Town’ (1962), Shakti Samanta completed ‘Naughty Boy’ (1962) and got released in November 1962. The film failed at the box office.

After the debacle of ‘Naughty Boy’ (1962), Shakti Samanta seems to have shifted the focus on producing and directing the genre of romantic and musical films. He had with him now Shammi Kapoor and Jaikishan to support such a genre of films. The film ‘Kashmir Ki Kali’ (1964) was conceptualized with his two friends in mind. He had roped in a new comer, Sharmila Tagore whose parents were the family friend of Shakti Samanta, to act opposite Shammi Kapoor. It was a foregone conclusion that Shankar-Jaikishan would be the music director.

When O P Nayyar came to know about the new film, he requested Shakti Samanta to at least listen to his tunes before deciding on the music director. He also invited Shammi Kapoor for a musical sitting. Both were so much impressed with some 40 odds tunes O P Nayyar churned out, that both Shakti Samanta and Shammi Kapoor decided to take O P Nayyar as music director for ‘Kashmir Ki Kali’ (1964) and selected 12 tunes out of which 9 tunes were used in the film and remaining 3 tunes were used in ‘Saawan KI Ghata’ (1966). The film was a blockbuster on the box office chart.

Shakti Samanta had lined up 3 films with Shammi Kapoor and Jaikishan combination. The first film, ‘Evening In Paris’ (1967) was a high budget film which were partly shot abroad. The film became successful at the box office. The second film ‘Pagla Kahin Ka’ (1970) was directed by Shakti Samanta for Ajit Chakravarty. The film was an average success. The third film, ‘Jaane Anjaane’ (1971) was in the planning stage when Shakti Samanta felt that Shammi Kapoor needed to reduce his weight before he started shooting for the film. He gave Shammi Kapoor six months’ time to reduce his weight. In the interregnum, Shakti Samanta decided to produce and direct a low budget social film ‘Aradhana’ (1969) which was his favourite genre inspired from the films of New Theatre. The saga of making of ‘Aradhana’ (1969) is interesting one.

Sometime in early 1960s, Sachin Bhowmik, the story, screen-play and dialogue writer had read out the story of Aradhana to Shakti Samanta. While he liked the story very much, he did not venture to make a film on the story as he felt that it would be difficult to get the lead actors to the roles envisaged in the story. This was also the views of Hrishikesh Mukherjee when Sachin Bhowmik had read out the story to him also. Since Shakti Samanta had now time to make a low budget film, he recalled the story of Aradhana and decided to make a low budget film.

Sharmila Tagore who was introduced in Hindi films by Shakti Samanta and Rajesh Khanna who was the discovery of United Producers-Filmfare Talent Contest (1965) in which Shakti Samanta was one of the judges, were taken for the lead roles. Sharmila Tagore was apprehensive of doing the mother’s role in her early filmy career. Rajesh Khanna had felt that his role had considerably lesser length than that of Sharmila Tagore whose presence in the film was from first to last frames. Shakti Samanta had to do a hard work to convince both the actors to remove their apprehensions as the roles were challenging from the acting point of view.

Since the story of the film was akin to the Bengali type of stories with emotional contents, Shakti Samanta was keen on S D Burman to take up the music direction of the film. However, here also he had to convince S D Burman to take up the music direction for the film. S D Burman rued that Shakti Samanta had so far engaged him as a music director only for his low budget films.

Just a day before ‘Aradhana’ (1969) was to start shooting, Surinder Kapoor, the producer of ‘Ek Shriman Ek Shrimati’ (1969) starring Shashi Kapoor and Babita invited Shakti Samanta to see rushes of the final climax of his film. He was shocked to see that the climax was the same as that was written for Aradhana. This was possible because both films were written by Sachin Bhowmick. The next day, Shakti Samanta had made up his mind to scrap Aradhana and asked Gulshan Nanda to work on his story, ‘Kati Patang’. But Gulshan Nanda along with another writer, Madhusudan Kalelkar convinced him that instead of scrapping the film, let there be some changes the second half of the story. Both of them reworked the second half of Aradhana in the next few hours and saved the film being scrapped.

When everything was set to start the shooting ‘Aradhana’, film distributors were not happy with casting the lead roles. They were of the view that the audience would not accept Sharmila Tagare in the role of mother who had so far done the glamorous roles. They also felt risky to give a new comer Rajesh Khanna the double role in the film. Again, Shakti Samanta was required to convince them that the lead actors would justify their roles.

‘Aradhana’ (1969) was completed in less than 6 months and was released sometime in October 1969. I had watched this film during the first week of its release as tickets were easily available. However, the box office collections of the film picked up from the second week onward mainly through words of mouth publicity. The film became the top grosser among the Hindi films released in 1969. The box office success of this film and later of ‘Bandhan’ (1969) and ‘Do Raaste’ (1970) made Rajesh Khanna a super star. In a print media interview, Shakti Samanta had acknowledged that from the gramophone record sales of ‘Aradhana’ only, he produced next five films. The records were dubbed and released in 5 languages, and were hits in every language.

With the success of ‘Aradhana’, Shakti Samanta ventured into producing more of social genre of films like ‘Kati Patang’ (1971), ‘Amar Prem’ (1972), ‘Anuraag’ (1972) which were also successful at the box office. However, after mid-1970, except for ‘Great Gambler’ (1979), Shakti Samanta could not get as much success at the box office as he got for his films in early 1970s. Just to balance the box office earnings, Shakti Samanta started producing bilingual films which were made in Hindi as well as in Bengali. He produced and directed the first bilingual film, ‘Amanush’ (1975) followed by ‘Anand Asharam’ (1979), ‘Barsaat Ki Ek Raat’ (1981), ‘Aar Paar’ (1985) etc.

In the 1990s, Shakti Samanta’s films could not match with the changing taste of the film audience. ‘Geetanjali’ (1993) was his last film as a director which failed at he box office. During this period, he had also become busy with his role as Chairman of the Film Censor Board for 7 years (1991-98) and as a Chairman of Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute, Kolkata for 2 years. Hence, some of the films produced under the banner of Shakti Films were directed by his son, Ashim Samanta.

During his 5 decades of long filmy career, Shakti Samanta directed 37 films and produced 43 films under his banner, Shakti Films. He also co-produced and directed an Indo-Bangla Desh Bengali film in 1984 which became a super hit. He set up Aradhana Sound Service, the digital audio post-production facilities films. He received Filmfare Award for ‘Aradhana’ (1969), ‘Anuraag’ (1972) and ‘Amaanush’ (1975) under ‘Best Films’ category.

Shakti Samanta breathed his last on April 9, 2009 after a brief illness due to stroke.

For the occasion, I have selected a song from one of the films from Shakti Samanta’s struggling years to establish himself in the Hindi film industry. The song is ‘ye maara wo maara koi jeeta koi haara’ from ‘Hill Station’ (1957). The song is sung by Geeta Dutt on the lyrics of S H Bihari which is set to music by Hemant Kumar. From the lyrics and the tone of the song, it appears to be a club song probably picturised on Sheila Vaz.

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Note: The information on Shakti Samanta with some associated anecdotes have been sourced from many interviews he gave both to the print media as well as to the electronic media, mostly during the 1990s. Some information has also been sourced from the interview Ashim Samanta gave for a FM Radio Channel in 2016.


Song-Ye maara wo maara (Hill Station)(1957) Singer-Geeta Dutt, Lyrics-S H Bihari, MD-Hemant Kumar

Lyrics

ye maara
wo maara

ye maara
wo maara
koi jeeta aur koi haara
haar jeet kaa khel ye dekho
kitna hai pyaara
ye maara

teri zindagi mein
aise mauke suhaane naa aayenge
teri zindagi mein
aise mauke suhaane naa aayenge
tere yahi patte
tera bigda muqaddar banaayenge
yahi chamkega teri naseeb ka taara
haar jeet ka khel ye dekho
kitna hai pyaara
o maara
ye maara wo maara
koi jeeta aur koi haara
haar jeet ka khel ye dekho
kitna hai pyaara
ye maara

dekh o matwaale
aaj se apna daaman bachaaye jaa
dekh o matwaale
aaj se apna daaman bachaaye jaa
sun ae bhole bhaale
kabhi kismat se dhokha bhi khaaye jaa
rona hansna to jeevan ka khel hai saara
haar jeet ka khel ye dekho
kitna hai pyaara
ho maara
ye maara wo maara
koi jeeta aur koi haara
haar jeet ka khel ye dekho
kitna hai pyaara
ho maara
ye maara
wo maara
koi jeeta aur koi haara
haar jeet ka khel ye dekho
kitna hai pyaara
ye maara

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Blog Day : 3749 Post No. : 14714

“Pehli Shaadi”(1953) was produced by K S Daryani and directed by Ram Daryani for Krishin Productions, Bombay. The movie had Nargis, Bharat Bhushan, Motilal, Gope, Manorama, Gulab, Leela Mishra, Kammo, Chandu etc in it.

The movie had ten songs in it. Two songs from the movie have been covered in the blog in the past.

Here is the third song from “Pehli Shaadi”(1953) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Hemant Kumar. D N Madhok is the lyricist. Music is composed by Robin Chatterji.

Only the audio of this song is available. Seeing that Asha Bhonsle’s voice figured in six out of ten songs of the movie, it would seem that she was the playback singer for the leading lady of the movie, viz. Nargis. So, this song must have been picturised on Nargis.

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


Song-Mose kahi na jaayegi tose suni na jaayegi(Pehli Shaadi)(1953) Singer-Hemant Kumar, Lyrics-D N Madhok, MD-Robin Chatterji

Lyrics

mose kahi na jaayegi
tose suni na jaayegi
mose kahi na jaayegi
tose suni na jaayegi
mere gham ki daastaan
mere gham ki daastaan
kaho to karoon bayaan
tose suni na jaayegi

nagri nagri dwaare dwaare
ek deewaana ye hi pukaare
nagri nagri dwaare dwaare
ek deewaana ye hi pukaare
in do nainon ke maare
in do nainon ke maare
bechaare ho sajan jaayen kahaan
mere gham ki daastaan
kaho to karoon bayaan
tose suni na jaayegi

main majboor mera dil majboor hai
tose main pyaar karoon itna kasoor
mera itna kasoor hai
main majboor mera dil majboor hai
tose main pyaar karoon itna kasoor
tere dar ka jogi ban ke
tere dar ka jogi ban ke
meet mere man ke ho sajan jaaun kahaan
mere gham ki daastaan
kaho to karoon bayaan
tose suni na jaayegi
mose kahi na jaayegi
tose suni na jaayegi
mere gham ki daastaan
kaho to karoon bayaan
tose suni na jaayegi


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Blog Day : 3690 Post No. : 14598

“Bandhan” (1956) was produced by D K Sarkar and directed by Hem Chandar for Sarkar Productions, Calcutta. This “social” movie had had Pradeep Kumar, Meena Kumari, Motilal, Achla Sachdev,Shashi Kala, David, Kammo, Nana Palsikar, Natwar,Minu, Bhupendra Kapoor, Leela Mishra, Sheikh, Sarita devi, Shivji Bhai, Pt Tuli, Ranu Mukherji, Asit Sen, Jahar Ganguly etc in it.

The movie had seven songs in it. One song has been coverd long ago (in 2011).

After the passage of seven years, here is the second song from “Bandhan” (1956) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Lata and it is picturised on Meena Kumari. Rajinder Krishan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Hemant Kumar.


Mere devta mujhko dena sahaara (Bandhan)(1956) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-Hemant Kumar

Lyrics

mere devta mujhko dena sahaara
kahin chhoot jaaye na ye daaman tumhaara
mere devta mujhko dena sahaara
kahin chhoot jaaye na ye daaman tumhaara
mere devta

tere raaste se hataati hai duniya
tere raaste se hataati hai duniya
ishaaro se mujhko bulaati hai duniya
na dekhoon main duniya ka jhoothha ishaara
kahin chhoot jaaye na ye daaman tumhaara
mere devta mujhko dena sahaara
kahin chhoot jaaye na ye daaman tumhaara
mere devta

siwa tere dil mein samaaye na koi
siwa tere dil mein samaaye na koi
lagan ka ye deepak bujhaaye na koi
tumhi meri naiyya ho
tumhi ho kinaara
kahin chhoot jaaye na ye daaman tumhaara
mere devta mujhko dena sahaara
kahin chhoot jaaye na ye daaman tumhaara
mere devta


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Blog Day : 3684 Post No. : 14588

“Samrat” (1954) was directed by Najam Naqvi for Filmistan, Bombay. The movie had Ajit, Rehana, D.K.Sapru, Ram Singh, Kamlesh Kumari, Minoo Mumtaz, Randhir, Mumtaz Ali, Rajan Haksar, Srinath, S.L.Puri etc in it.

The movie had nine songs in it. Eight songs have been covered in the past. Here are the details of these songs:-

Song Title

Post No.

Post Date

Ye khaamoshiyaan ye samaa Multiple version song 6086 16-Jun-12
Meri dam bhar na paapan aankh lagi 6491 21-Aug-12
Sabko mubaarak naya saal 7301 1-Jan-13
Duniya se kya karen wafa 8890 26-Oct-13
Jaan dena aashiqon ka kaam hai 12643 2-Dec-16
Dam bhar na sambhalne de karwat na badalne de 14414 11-Jun-18
Gora bhi achcha kaala bhi achcha 14420 13-Jun-18

Here is the ninth and final song from “Samrat” (1954) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Asha Bhonsle and chorus. Rajinder Krishan 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 this song. It sounds like a club dance song.

With this song, “Samrat” (1954) joins the list of movies that have all their songs covered in the blog.


Song-Shabaab hi shabaab hai ye raat laajawaab hai (Samraat)(1954) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-Hemant Kumar
Chorus

Lyrics

aa aa
aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
o o o o
o o o o

shabaab hi shabaab hai
ye raat laajawaab hai
husn hai hijaab mein
ishq be-naqaab hai

idhar udhar yahaan wahaan
hain mastiyon ke kaarwaan
hain mastiyon ke kaarwaan
umad rahi hain badliyaan
chamak rahi hain bijliyaan
chamak rahi hain bijliyaan
nazar nazar sawaal hai
nazar nazar jawaab hai
aa aa
aa aa
aa aa aa aa

shabaqb hi shabaqb hai
ye raat laajawaab hai
husn hai hijaab mein
ishq be-naqaab hai

kadam kadam pe hai nasha
kisi ko kuchh nahin pata
kisi ko kuchh nahin pata
wo kaun thha kidhar gaya
abhi abhi jo paas thha
abhi abhi jo paas thha
ajeeb si ye neend hai
ajeeb sa ye khwaab hai
aa aa
aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa aa

shabaab hi shabaab hai
ye raat laajawaab hai
husn hai hijaab mein
ishq be-naqaab hai

koi kisi pe mar mita
koi kisi ka ho gaya
koi kisi ka ho gaya
hai ishq ke muaamle
jo pa gaya so kho gaya
jo pa gaya so kho gaya
hisaab ki na poochhiye
ye baat behisaab hai
aa aa
aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa aa
shabaab hi shabaab hai
ye raat laajawaab hai
husn hai hijaab mein
ishq be-naqaab hai
shabaab hi shabaab hai
ye raat laajawaab hai
husn hai hijaab mein
ishq be-naqaab hai


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Blog Day : 3666 Post No. : 14539

“Yahudi Ki Ladki”(1957) was produced and directed by S D Narang for New Oriental Pictures, Bombay. This movie had was Madhubala, Pradeep Kumar, Gajanan Jagirdar, Heeralal, Suder, Narang, Smriti Biswas, Amar, Krishnakant, Krishn Kumari, Dhanraj, Amrit Rana, Kamla Mukherji, Helen, Sheila Vaz, Meena, Tuntun, Ranjana Kumari, Premlata, Z Hussain, H A Rahi, Ramlal, H Prakash, M Harun, Dabboo, Babboo, Prithviraj, Baby Rajratan, Salma etc. The film also had a pair of Egyptian dancers in it namely Lyas and Lyan.

The movie had eight songs in it. Two songs have been covered in the past. Here is the third song from “Yahudi Ki Ladki”(1957) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Geeta Dutt. S H Bihari is the lyricist. Music is composed by Hemant Kumar.

Only the audio of the song is available. It appears to be a dance song. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of the song.

I have not bee able to get a few words (sound like gibberish words to me). I request our readers with keener ears to tell us what words they could be.


Song-Duniya se dil lagaa ke (Yahudi Ki Ladki)(1957) Singer-Geeta Dutt, Lyrics-S H Bihari, MD-Hemant Kumar

Lyrics

dammaara
dammaara
???
???
dammaara
dammaara
???
???

duniya se dil lagaa ke
humse aankhen milaa ke
pal bhar tu muskuraa ke jhoom le
ae ae ae ae
duniya se dil lagaa ke
humse aankhen milaa ke
pal bhar tu muskuraa ke jhoom le
ae ae ae ae

mehfil mein aaj koi aaya aa aa
aankhon mein jhoomti bahaar hai laaya
mehfil mein aaj koi aaya aa aa
aankhon mein jhoomti bahaar hai laaya
samjho usi ka hai zamaana
aa aa
duniya se jisne hai pyaar badhaaya
hamko apna banaa ke
duniya ka gham bhulaa ke
pal bhar tu muskuraa ke jhoom le
ae ae ae ae
duniya se dil lagake
humse aankhe milake
pal bhar tu muskuraa ke jhoom le
ae ae ae ae

dammaara
dammaara
???
???
dammaara
dammaara
???
???

mushqil hai toone ye na jaana aa aa
tere liye hai mere dil ka khazaana
mushqil hai toone ye na jaana aa aa
tere liye hai mere dil ka khazaana
naghmaa hai teri zindagi ka aa aa
honthon pe aaj mere pyaar ka taraana
dil ki duniya basaa ke
soye armaan jagaa ke
pal bhar tu muskurake jhoom le
ae ae ae
duniya se dil lagaa ke
humse aankhe milake
pal bhar tu muskuraa ke jhoom le
dammaara
dammaara
???
???
dammaara
dammaara
???
???


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Blog Day : 3651 Post No. : 14498

“Raahgeer”(1969) was directed by Tarun Majumdar for Geetanjali-Chitradeep, Calcutta. The movie had Vishwajeet, Sandya Roy, Shashikala, Padma, Nirupa Roy, basant Chaudhary, Kanhaiyalal, Anwar Hussain, Pahadi Sanyal, Ifthikar, Prasenjit, Asit Sen, Chaman Puri, Savita Chatterji, Ram Avtar, Rasheed Khan, C S Dubey etc in it.

The movie had ten songs in it, and the songs were suprize packages. Four of these songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the fifth song from “Raahgeer”(1969) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Asha Bhonsle and Kishore Kumar. Gulzar is the lyricist. Music is composed by Hemant Kumar.

Just listen to this rare song. You will agree with me that this movie contains lots of surprise packages and this song is one of them.


Song-Baabu ghabraate hain (Raahgeer)(1969) Singers-Asha Bhonsle, Kishore Kumar, Lyrics-Gulzar, MD-Hemant Kumar

Lyrics

babu ghabraate hain
babu ghabrate hain
chori chori aankhon se
chori chori aankhon se teer chalaate hain
beebi sach kehti ho
beebi sach kehti ho
chonch to hai baahar
aur ande mein rehti ho
beebi sach kahti ho

chhaila mere rangeele
dikhne mein bhole se
chakhne mein zahreele
dikhne mein gudiya ho
bholi bhaali samjhe thhe
mirchi ki pudiya ho

chale thhe gulaab lene dekho phulwaadi se
chale thhe gulaab lene dekho phulwaadi se
kaanton se ulajh baithe babu ye anaadi se
ah
pada nahin paala abhi aapka khilaadi se
tinke nikaalo beebi choron ki daadhi se
choron se rishta hai
choron se uljho jaake
banda farishta hai

umm hmm
fariste aapse hote hain aaj hi jaana
fariste aapse hote hain aaj hi jaana
zameen pe kaise huaa kahiye aapka aana
khuda ne aapko apna salaam bheja hai
mizaaj poochhne
aa haan mijaaj poochhne ko ye ghulaam bheja hai

waah
suna hai aapke rishte se chanda maama hain
khuda ke paas wahaan aapka nishaama hai
he he
kamaal karte hain
har baat boojh lete hain
biraadari ko
biraadari ko badi zaldi soongh lete hain

ye gamchha baandh ke kya haandi saaf karte hain
ham aapson ki tabeeyat ko saaf karte hain
ja tumhaare jaise bade majnu maare phirte hain
ki laila laila gali mein pukaar phirten hain

tumhi ko laila banaaya hai to jawaab nahin
kahin khuda ki tabeeyat bhi to kharaab nahi
bater jaisi do aankhen laga ke bhej diya
ya seedha kabr se waapas uthha ke bhej diya
jahaan mein aap jaisi aur koi cheez nahin
tameez seekho agar baat ki tameez nahin
tameez seekho agar baat ki tameez nahin
tameez seekho agar baat ki tameez nahin
tameez seekho agar baat ki tameez nahin


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Blog Day : 3647 Post No. : 14480

There are some artists who are known for playing serious roles and then there are some others who are known for their light hearted roles. What happens when the twains meet ?

When the actor playing light hearted stuff is Kishore Kumar then one can be assured that he would have the effect of spreading cheers and laughter all around even if he is in the company of serious looking people.

In the past, we have seen Kishore Kumar acting opposite tragedy queens like Meena Kumari and Nutan, and the results were comedy movies.

Here is another such example. Here Kishore Kumar ties up with a somble lyricist (Gulzar) and a sombre music director (Hemant Kumar). And what is the result ? A rip roariring comic song.

Here is this song from “Raahgeer”(1969). This comedy sung is sung to the tune of “Om Jai Jagdeesh Hare”. But it is no bhajan. This song takes the micky out of “Vaidhya” viz village doctors. Just listen to this rip roaring song. Surprisingly, this song has ended up becoming an obscure song. It deserrves to find its place among Kishore Kumar’s memorable comedy songs.


Song-Vaidh ke palle pade (Raahgeer)(1969) Singer-Kishore Kumar, Lyrics-Gulzar, MD-Hemant Kumar

Lyrics

hmhm
ang ang mein aag lagi hai
arre arre haab
jod jod mein jwaala
chooran goli dawa na de to
dede zahar ka pyaala
haan aan aan aan aan

vaidh ke palle pade
kaise vaid ke palle pade
marta mar jaaye rog se rogi
vaidh se kaun lade
aise vaidh se kaun lade
vaidh ke palle pade
kaise vaidh ke palle pade
arre marta mar jaaye rog se rogi
vaidh se kaun lade
aise vaidh se kaun lade
haan

roz savere mandir jaaye
om namah shivaay
namah namah namah namah namah
paise na parsaad chadhaaye
kahta hai koi le gaya haiga
bhagwan de de mauqa aisa
bhagwan de de
he he he he he he
ke sabko taap chade
kaise vaidh ke palle pade
vaidh ke palle pade
kaise vaidh ke palle pade
arre marta mar jaaye rog se rogi
vaidh se kaun lade
aise vaidh se kaun lade

vaid ne ek sansaar basaaya
har praani beemaar banaaya
vaid ne ek sansaar basaaya
har praani beemaar banaaya
kaanon se bahre bechaare
rone se andhe hon saare
rone se
ae ae ae ae ae ae hey
hey
arre hanse to daant jhade
kaise vaidh ke palle pade
vaidh ke palle pade
kaise vaidh ke palle pade
arre marta mar jaaye rog se rogi
vaidh se kaun lade
aise vaidh se kaun lade


This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day : 3620 Post No. : 14429

98 years ago, this day, was born this exceptional artist – Hemant Kumar. A singing voice that is remembered and cherished for it depth and softness. His versatility with the lower octaves is a measure of wonder. And a pleasure to listen to the songs sung by him.

I was checking online today for news and articles on the occasion of his birth anniversary. I found some – new and less recent. What amazes me is the shallowness of research effort that people put into such endeavours. All articles talk about the beginning of his career in Hindi films – ‘Jaal’ (1952) and SD Burman’s “Ye Raat Ye Chandni Phir Kahaan” as a singer; and as a music director – “Nagin” (1954). One article, based on an interview with him, at least gets to the correct debut as a music director – ‘Anand Math’ (1952). But as a singer, the complete period of 1945 to 1951 is completely overlooked.

Not too many songs to list for this part of his career, but at least the correct information needs to be investigated and presented. His debut Hindi film as a singer is ‘Iraada’ from 1945. For the next 5 to 6 years, he is on record as having sung 2 to 3 songs per year, before reaching the early 1950s, and getting the popular acknowledgement.

For today’s remembrance, I present this wonderful song from the film ‘Banphool’ of 1945. The lyrics of this song are written by Narendra Nath Tuli and the music composition is by Dhiren Mitra. This song is a kind of ‘naat’ in the honor of the Almighty, telling about his qualities as a benevolent Master, and as an unforgiving Judge who would impartially impart justice for both the good and the bad deeds. The mukhda (title line) of this song is an exhortation to revere Him and to connect with Him in love and submission, for He is the true benefactor.

लगा उस से लौ तू
मददगार है वो

On this Holy day of Eid celebration, I present this song in the honor of the Almighty, who is essentially the Father figure for this entire creation. Praise Be Upon Him.

And wishing a very Happy Eid to all friends and readers.
Aameen.

 

Song – Laga Us Se Lau Tu Madadgaar Hai Wo  (Banphool) (1945) Singer – Hemant Kumar, Lyrics – Narendra Nath Tuli, MD – Dhiren Mitra (Dhirendra Chandra Mitra)

Lyrics

laga us se. . .
lau tu. . .
madadgaar hai. . . wo

laga us se lau tu
madadgaar hai wo
laga us se lau tu
madadgaar hai wo
laga us se lau tu
tu ban uska banda
ke ghamkhaar hai wo
laga us se lau tu
tu ban uska banda
ke ghamkhaar hai wo
laga us se lau tu

sitamgaar jis par na ye zulm dhaaye
jo sakhti ke aage na sar ko jhukaaye
sitamgaar jis par na ye zulm dhaaye
jo sakhti ke aage na sar ko jhukaaye
nadaar ho kar bhi khudgaar hai jo
nadaar ho kar bhi khudgaar hai jo
tu banda hai uska talabgaar hai wo
laga us se lau tu

haan. . aan
ghani aur muflis pe. . .
waa ik nazar hai. . .
keeneh ki badi ke ey. . .
mutaabiq ajar hai
wo samjhega us se gunehgaar hai jo
wo samjhega us se gunehgaar hai jo
badal uske khoo hai ki
jabbaar hai wo
laga us se lau tu
madadgaar hai wo
laga us se lau tu

laga us se. . .
lau tu. . .
madadgaar hai. . . wo

———————————————————
Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
———————————————————
लगा उस से ॰ ॰ ॰
लौ तू ॰ ॰ ॰
मददगार है ॰ ॰ ॰ वो

लगा उस से लौ तू
मददगार है वो
लगा उस से लौ तू
मददगार है वो
लगा उस से लौ तू
तू बन उसका बंदा
के ग़मखार है वो
लगा उस से लौ तू
तू बन उसका बंदा
के ग़मखार है वो
लगा उस से लौ तू

सितमगार जिस पर ना ये ज़ुल्म ढाये
जो सख्ती के आगे ना सर को झुकाये
सितमगार जिस पर ना ये ज़ुल्म ढाये
जो सख्ती के आगे ना सर को झुकाये
नादार हो कर भी खुदगार है जो
नादार हो कर भी खुदगार है जो
तू बंदा है उसका तलबगार है वो
लगा उस से लौ तू

हाँ॰॰आँ
ग़नी और मुफलिस पे ॰ ॰ ॰
वा इक नज़र है ॰ ॰ ॰
कीन्हे की बदी के ए॰ ॰ ॰
मुताबिक अजर है
वो समझेगा उस से गुनहगार है जो
वो समझेगा उस से गुनहगार है जो
बदल उस के खू है की
जब्बार है वो
लगा उस से लौ तू
मददगार है वो
लगा उस से लौ तू

लगा उस से ॰ ॰ ॰
लौ तू ॰ ॰ ॰
मददगार है ॰ ॰ ॰ वो


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Blog Day : 3617 Post No. : 14420

“Samrat” (1954) was directed by Najam Naqvi for Filmistan, Bombay. The movie had Ajit, Rehana, D.K.Sapru, Ram Singh, Kamlesh Kumari, Minoo Mumtaz, Randhir, Mumtaz Ali, Rajan Haksar, Srinath, S.L.Puri etc in it.

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

Here is the eighth song from “Samrat” (1954) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Geeta Dutt. Rajinder Krishan 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 this song.

When I listened to the song, I was sure that another song was the inspiration behind this song but I was not able to recall what song that was. Then my tubelight memory lit up and I remembered that the inspirational song hind this song wa Shola jo bhadke dil mera dhadke(Albela )


Gora bhi achcha kaala bhi achcha (Samrat)(1954) Singer-Geeta Dutt, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-Hemant Kumar

Lyrics

hey

gora bhi achcha
kaala bhi achcha
gora bhi achcha
kaala bhi achcha
achcha magar dilwaala
chaahe gora chaahe kaala hai
gora bhi achcha
kaala bhi achcha
achcha magar dilwaala
chaahe gora chaahe kaala hai
gora bhi achcha
kaala bhi achcha

aankh jawaani ki chupke se lad gayi
aankh jawaani ki chupke se lad gayi
chupke se lad gayi ee
gore ko chhod ke
kaale pe pad gayi
gore ko chhod ke
kaale pe pad gayi
dil mein sama gaya kaala kaala kaala kaala kaala
gora bhi achcha kaala bhi achcha
achcha magar dilwaala
chaahe gora chaahe kaala hai
gora bhi achcha
kaala bhi achcha

sab se zaalim hai wo lutera
sab se zaalim hai wo lutera
haaye
pyaar se loote jo dil mera
pyaar se loote jo dil mera
dil mera
hai koi aisa dilwaala dilwaala
kaala kaala kaala kaala
gora bhi achcha
kaala bhi achcha
achcha magar dilwaala
chaahe gora chaahe kaala hai
gora bhi achcha
kaala bhi achcha

waqt hai thhoda
baat bahut hai
baat bahut hai
waqt hai thhoda
baat bahut hai
bhaag chalo to raat bahut hai
bhaag chalo to raat bahut hai
daal mein hai ji kuchh kaala kaala kaala kaala kaala
gora bhi achcha
kaala bhi achcha
achhca magar dilwaala
chaahe gora chaahe kaala hai
gora bhi achcha
kaala bhi achcha
hey


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Blog Day : 3617 Post No. : 14419

“Kitna Badal Gaya Insaan”(1957) was directed by I S Johar for Modern Theatre, Bombay. The movie had Ajit, Nalini Jaywant, I S Johar, Kamaljeet, Uday Laxmi, Shanti, Harbans Lal, Saroja, Anil Dutta etc in it.

“Kitna Badal Gaya Insaan”(1957) had eleven songs in it. One song has been covered in the past.

Here is the second song from the movie to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Lata. S H Bihari is the lyricist. Music is composed by Hemant Kumar.

The song picturisation shows Nalini Jaiwant remonstating with the Almighty- with Lord Krishna to be precise. The picturisation also shows some men listening to the bhajan from outside though they seem to possess far less devotion towards the Almighty than Nalini Jaiwant. 😉


Song-Har baat hai bigdi huyi bhagwaan bana do(Kitna Badal Gaya Insaan)(1957) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-S H Bihari, MD-Hemant Kumar

Lyrics

har baat hai bigdi hui
bhagwaan bana do
vinti hai ye
mushqil meri aasaan bana do
aasaan bana do
har baat hai bigdi hui bhagwaan bana do
vinti hai ye
mushqil meri aasaan bana do
aasaan bana do

main kya karoon
main kya karoon taqdeer mere saath nahin hai
par tumse na ho aisi koi baat nahin hai
main kya karoon
taqdeer mere saath nahin hai
par tumse na ho aisi koi baat nahin hai
roothhi hui kismat ko meharbaan bana do
vinti hai ye
mushqil meri aasan bana do
aasaan bana do
har baat hai bigdi hui bhagwaan bana do
vinti hai ye
mushqil meri aasaan bana do
aasan bana do

bhagwaan ho
bhagwaan ho sansaar mein sunte ho sabhi ki
do chaar ghadi mujhko bhi mil jaaye khushi ki
bhagwaan ho
sansaar mein sunte ho sabhi ki
do chaar ghadi mujhko bhi mil jaaye khushi ki
kuchh mere liye jeene ka saamaan bana do
vinti hai ye
mushqil meri aasaan bana do
aasaan bana do
har baat hai bigdi hui bhagwaan bana do
vinti hai ye
mushqil meri aasaan bana do
aasaan bana do


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