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This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, a fellow enthusaist 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 : 4323 Post No. : 15612

Today’s song is from a C grade Costume film of the 50s, Aan Baan-56. It was made by D D Kashyap, under his own banner, Kashyap Productions, Bombay. Needless to mention that the film was directed by himself. Music was by Husnlal-Bhagatram, with assistance from krishan Chander. The cast of the film was Ajit, Mahipal, Nalini Jaywant, Usha Kiran, Pran, Ulhas, Manmohan Krishna and many others.

On Saturday, 16th May morning, I got a call on my Mobile. I picked it up and saw that it was flashing name of Bharatbhai and his photo. A little surprised to get his call at early morning hours, I took the call and as usual said,” Good Morning Bharat ji. Aaj subah subah yaad kiya ?” There was a pause and an unfamiliar voice said, ” Main Bharat ji ka beta baat kar raha hoon.” I knew he was ill. My mind suddenly became alert. For next 5 minutes his son was giving me details of his illness and finally he ended with those dreaded words, ” last Friday,8th May ko raat mein 1230 baje Bharatbhai ki death ho gayi “.

I was stunned. I gave my condolences to the bereaved family and kept the phone. I sat still for five minutes. Then I saw a missed call from Sadanand ji. I gave him a call. He too had got the news. We shared our thoughts and it was decided that Sadanand ji will announce this news on our WA group.

Old people parting is not unusual, but when the departed one is close to you or a family member, one does feel the pain. Bharatbhai was around 87 year old, recently he had a Hip Replacement operation and thereafter he was not well. I had spoken to him in the Hospital as well as when he came back home also. However, his going was a pinching shock.

I came to know Bharatbhai in or around 2013, through our Blog. Those days we did not have the WA group. We started exchanging songs and related matters on phone and e-mails. Then he and Nitin ji came calling to my house in early 2014, first time an Atulite visited me. I was very thrilled. I introduced my wife to them. We had deeper friendship after that. One of his friends, Mr. Chavda, stays in our building and is my friend too. During the last 7 years we visited each other’s houses many times, for meetings or otherwise also. When some important person used to visit me, I used to call him also. Thus he had met Biren Kothari, Shishir krishna Sharma, Rajnikumar Pandya, AK ji and others first time at my place only.

In 2018, he, myself and Sadanand ji visited Surat to meet Harish Raghuvanshi ji. Even in this age, his enthusiasm and memory was praiseworthy. The last we met was in Sadanand ji’s house. He missed one meeting in my house in this January, due to his health issues.

Bharat ji was Tech Savvy at this age also. He had a good collection of books. He actually xeroxed few books from his collection and gave me, on my request. Jolly and friendly Bharat ji can not be forgotten easily. Losing him is a great loss. I pray for his Eternal Peace and Attainment of Moksha !

Life goes on……

Today’s film was a routine film. The period in which such films attracted audiences had long ceased, but still some such films were made, albeit in much less numbers. Costume films had a fixed theme of story. Good and Old King, bad Vazir or close relative, beautiful daughter, her handsome singing lover, final sword fighting and all is well in the end. Same story with some ship-shaping here and there used to be presented. In this connection I remember one thing.

In 2004, a book called “Why we tell stories’, written by Christopher Booker was published. It is a book having more than 700 pages-728 pages to be exact. The book says “There are only 7 (Seven) basic plots in the whole world. They are recycled again and again in Novels, movies, Plays and Operas. These are
1.Overcoming the Monster
2.Rags to riches
3.The quest
4.Voyage and return
5.Rebirth
6.Comedy and
7.Tragedy “.

After this book was published, there was a chaos and criticism started. ‘New York Times’ also jumped in. The author coolly replied all points and stuck to his statements. If we look at Hindi films, I personally feel that what the author has said is true in our case. Only thing is that our film stories are always a clever mixture of all or some of the above points. A peculiar thing in our film industry is the ” Story Department” in some film production companies. Members of this department have Extra Para Perception and Extraordinary imagination. They can mix all 7 story elements in one ‘Khichdi’ and make a film. There are many cases where over enthusiasm on their part has killed the Box office prospects of even good films.

I quote her an example. Prakash pictures had become famous for their 2 Block buster hit films based on Ramayan stories. So when their third Ramayan film ” Ram Baan”-48 came, anxious audiences crowded the theatres, but within few days, the theatres were almost empty and the film flopped so badly that it could be called a ” super duper Flop ” ! The reason ? The story department of Prakash pictures and their wildest imaginations !

The team of Mohanlal Dave and Pt. Girish twisted the original Ramayan story so crudely (or cruelly?), that the audience could not digest it. The film showed a) Shurpankha’s swayamvar in Ravana’s darbar – which is not in Ramayana b) Sita wants in this film the Suvarn Mrig skin for NOT her Kanchuki, but as a gift to Laxman’s wife Urmila ! Too much wild imagination. c) Ravan gives his Sandals to Seeta to walk out of the Laxman Rekha…utter foolishness and finally d) Shabari goes to Rama to invite him and when he comes, introduces Hanuman and Sugriva to Rama. She describes how Ravana took Seeta to Lanka etc. Total lies !

These story department twists to Ramayana story, put Prakash Pictures to such a loss, that they came out of it only after Baiju Bawra, 4 years later. The story of film Aan Baan -56 is also a twisted form of the set pattern. Nothing really new in it. Naturally the film was not a success. The director D D Kashyap was an all rounder in films.

DHARAM DEV KASHYAP aka D.D.Kashyap was born in 1910 at Jalalpur in UP(now Uttar Pradesh,but earlier called United Province), in a middle class family without any connection to films or music. When DD came to the college in Lucknow, he was awed by the silent movies. By 1931 the Talkie started and he decided films as his career. He knew that it is only Bombay that can extend opportunities to him. Reaching Bombay, he laboriously worked up his way,doing menial jobs on the way, to the V.Shantaram camp. He was a learned man with a flair for writing, hence he got a chance to become an assistant to Munshi Aziz, while writing dialogues for AADMI-1939.(I checked the credits of Aadmi and truly his name features in the list of assistants, in the Dialogues section.) I can only imagine how he must have felt then.
Looking at his enthusiasm, Shantaram promoted him as one of his asst.Directors in PADOSI-1941. He even did a cameo role of OMKAR in Padosi.
Now he had enough experience and his first film as a Director was NAI KAHANI-1943. Then came a series of films, Chand, Nargis, Aaj ki Raat, pyar ki Jeet, Badi Behan, Kamal ke phool, Aaram, Do sitare, badnam, Naya Ghar, Shama Parwana, Aan baan, Halaku, Maya(Dev Anand film), and Dulhan ek raat ki-67.

he has also written the story of 10 o’clock-58.

He was an actor, writer, s/play writer, dialogue writer, producer as well.
Actually he produced Badi behan-a hit film, Aaram-another hit and Shama Parwana.

He died on 5-9-1988,at Bombay.

Today’s song is a duet of Asha and Mubarak Begum, which, I guess, is the only such duet. The song has a suspicious resemblance to another song from a later film – which I am unable to recollect the name now. If any reader knows, please write in comment section.


Song-Aji iss faani duniya mein muhabbat ke siwa kya hai (Aan Baan)(1956) Singers- Asha Bhonsle, Mubarak Begum, Lyrics- Qamar Jalalabadi, MD- Husnlal Bhagatram
Both

Lyrics

Aji iss faani duniya mein
muhabbat ke siwa kya hai
aji iss faani duniya mein
muhabbat ke siwa kya hai
aji chhodo jee chhodo
is muhabbat mein dhara kya hai
aji chhodo jee chhodo
is muhabbat mein dhara kya hai

aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
muhabbat gar na hoti
kyun chamak hoti sitaaron mein
aa aa aa aa
ghataayen jhoomti kyun
phool kyun khilte bahaaron mein
jo sach poochho muhabbat hi khuda hai
aur khuda kya hai
jo sach poochho muhabbat hi khuda hai
aur khuda kya hai
aji chhodo jee chhodo
is muhabbat mein dhara kya hai
aji chhodo jee chhodo
is muhabbat mein dhara kya hai

aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
qadam kaise uthhe
kaanton bhari hain pyaar ki raahen
kahin bikhre huye aansoo
kahin bikhri huyin aahen
chale jo pyaar ki raah par
unhen aakhir milaa kya hai
chale jo pyaar ki raah par
unhen aakhir milaa kya hai
aji chhodo jee chhodo
is muhabbat mein dhara kya hai
aji chhodo jee chhodo
is muhabbat mein dhara kya hai

aa aa aa aa
aa aa
aji manzil pe jab mehboob ka aa aa
deedaar hota hai ae
khabar hoti hai phir
kitaana suhaana pyaar hota hai ae ae ae
jo kaaanton se dare
phoolon ki keemat jaantaa kya hai
jo kaaanton se dare
phoolon ki keemat jaantaa kya hai
aji chhodo jee chhodo
is muhabbat mein dhara kya hai
aji chhodo jee chhodo
is muhabbat mein dhara kya hai

aa aa aa aa aa
yahi darr lag raha hai
pyaar karke dil na pachhtaaye
meri naazuk ye jawaani
dard ki duniya na ban jaaye ae
tumhi mujhko bataao
dil lagaane mein maza kya hai
tumhi mujhko bataao
dil lagaane mein maza kya hai
aji chhodo jee chhodo
is muhabbat mein dhara kya hai
aji chhodo jee chhodo
is muhabbat mein dhara kya hai

aa aa aa aa aa
idhar aao zara
ik baar dekho
meri aankhon mein
dhadak uthha hai dil
jaadoo hai kaisa teri aankhon mein

nigaahen mil gayi ab ye bata do
faisla kya hai
nigaahen mil gayi ab ye bata do
faisla kya hai
aji tum thheek kehte ho
muhabbat ke siwa kya hai
aji tum thheek kehte ho
muhabbat ke siwa kya hai

aji is faani duniya mein muhabbat ke siwa kya hai
aji is faani duniya mein muhabbat ke siwa kya hai
aji is faani duniya mein muhabbat ke siwa kya hai


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Blog Day :

4319 Post No. : 15604

“Surajmukhi”(1950) was directed by O P Dutta for Madhuban, Bombay. This “social” movie had Rehana, Shyam, Gope, Yashodhara Katju, Hafeez Khan, Randheer, Mukri, Cuckoo, Durga Khote etc in it.

The movie had ten songs in it. Three of these songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the fourth song from “Surajmukhi”(1950) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Geeta Dutt. Music is composed by Husnlal Bhagatram.

The movie had three lyricists (Rajinder Krishan, Aabid Gulrez and Gulshan Jalalabadi) but no lyricists have been mentioned against eight of the songs in HFGK. However, the uploader of this song on YT has mentioned Rajinder Krishan as the lyricist. so I have gone with that.

Geeta Dutt had sung seven songs in the movie. This movie also had two songs by Lata and one by Shamshad Begam. So it would seem that Geeta Dutt had sung for the leading lady viz Rehana. However, only the audio of the song is available and so we can only guess about the picturisation. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this rare song.


Song-Aabaad rahe tera ghar munshi…karen kya bata o bhula dene waale (Surajmukhi)(1950) Singer-Geeta Dutt, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-Husnlal Bhagatram

Lyrics

aabaad rahe tera ghar munshi
khat likh saajan ke naam
pardes mein jaane waale piya
nahin tere bina aaraam
karen kya bata o bhula dene waale
karen kya bata o bhula dene waale
hamen apna keh kar mita dene waale
karen kya bata o bhula dene waale
karen kya bata

hai ro ro ke lut jaana aa aa aa
kismat hamaari
kismat hamaari
tujhe kya kahen o bhula dene waale
tujhe kya kahen o bhula dene waale
hamen apna keh kar mita dene waale
karen kya bata o bhula dene waale
karen kya bata

rula kar to aa jaa aa aa
mita kar to aa jaa
mita kar to aa jaa
tujhe dhoondte hain dua dene waale
tujhe dhoondte hain dua dene waale
hamen apna keh kar mita dene waale
karen kya bata o bhula dene waale
karen kya bata


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Blog Day: 4274 Post No.: 15507

“Farmaaish”(1953) was produced by J Omprakash and directed by B K Sagar for Majestic Films, Bombay. This “social” fim had Bharat Bhushan, Vijaylaxmi, Pran, Kuldeep, Maruti, Chandrashekhar, Ameer Bano, R K Sama, Kammo, Khairaati, Gope etc in it.

The movie had ten songs in it. Nine of these songs have been covered in the past.

Here are the details of these songs:-

S N Song Song number in blog Date of posting
1 Aapne chheen liyaa dil 2295 11-Feb-2010
2 Muhabbat ki ham chot khaaye huye hain 3973 9-Jun-2011
3 Dil mein hamaare aag lagaa kar chale gaye 3993 12-Jun-2011
4 Teri gali mein aayenge roz nahin kabhi kabhi 4163 9-Jul-2011
5 Tera mera ho gaya prem 8822 10-Oct-2013
6 Tum dil ko tod doge 10183 31-Aug-2014
7 Khushiyon ke zamaane aaye 10191 1-Sep-2014
8 Kabhi hanste hain do dil 11158 30-May-2015
9 Meri ankhiyaan ho gayin chaar o dilbar chaar baje 15491 22-Mar-2020

The eighth song from the movie was covered in 2015. After that there was a big time gap of nearly 5 years because the remaining two songs were not available. When I checked up a few days ago, I could locate the remaining two songs. The ninth song was covered on 22 march 2020.

I saved the rarest song from the movie for the last. Here is this light hearted song from “Farmaaish”(1953). This song is sung by Sulochana Kadam and chorus. Khawar Zamaan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Husnlal Bhagatram.

In this song, the lady asks her beau to bring her a table fan as the days have become hotter and she is finding the heat unbearable.

I think this must be the only song in HFM that discusses Fan. I request our knowledgeable readers to tell us if they are familiar with some other songs dealing with Fans.

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

With this song, all the ten songs from the movie have been covered and the movie joins the list of movies that have been YIPPEED in the blog.


Song-Mohe aata nahin hai chain (Farmaish)(1953) Singer-Sulochana Kadam, Lyrics-Khawar Zamaan, MD-Husnlal Bhagatram
Chorus

Lyrics

Mohe aata nahin hai chain
mohe aata nahin hai chain chain chain
mohe laa de table fan
laa de laa de table fan
ke mausam garmi ka
ho garmi ka
ke mausam garmi ka
ho garmi ka

abhi se itni garmi laage
abhi se itni garmi laage
na jaane kya hoga aage
aage
aage ho aage

main kaise kaatoon
kaise kaatoon din rain rain rain
mohe la de table fan
laa de
laa de table fan
ke mausam garmi ka
ho garmi ka
ke mausam garmi ka
ho garmi ka

mohe aata nahin hai chain
mohe aata nahin hai chain chain chain
mohe la de table fan
laa de laa de table fan
ke mausam garmi ka
ho garmi ka
ke mausam garmi ka
ho garmi ka

daal daal chhoo-mantar aisa daal
daal daal chhoo-mantar aisa daal
Bombay ban jaaye Nainital
Nainital Nainital
Bombay ban jaaye Nainital
Nainital Nainital
phir mil jaayenge
mil jaayenge nain nain nain
mohe laa de table fan
laa de laa de table fan
ke mausam garmi ka
ho garmi ka
ke mausam garmi ka
ho garmi ka

mohe aata nahin hai chain
mohe aata nahin hai chain chain chain
mohe laa de table fan
laa de laa de table fan
ke mausam garmi ka
ho garmi ka
ke mausam garmi ka
ho garmi ka


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Blog Day: 4269 Post No.: 15497

“Mr Chakram”(1956) was produced by Sant Singh-Paachhi and directed by S P Bakshi for P S Films, Bombay. This “social” movie had Shyama, Ranjan, Roopmaala, Sundar, Om Prakash, Chandrashekhar, Randhrre, Kumkum, Ramesh Thakur, Abbaas, Tripathi, Ramlal, Kathhana, Mohan etc in it.

The movie had nine 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 Asha Bhonsle. Nakshab is the lyricist. Music is composed by Husnlal Bhagatram.

The movie had six Asha Bhonsle solo and one Lata Mangeshkar solos, and one Rafi solo. I have a feeeling that all female solos were picturised on Shyama but I cannnot be sure as only the audio of the song is available. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of the song.


Song-Ek gham ka din bhi aaya (Mr Chakram)(1956) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-J Nakshab, MD-Husnlal Bhagatram

Lyrics

ek gham ka din bhi aaya
do din ki zindagi mein
barbaad ho gaye hum
ae dil hansi hansi mein
ek gham ka din bhi aaya

ae chaand chaandni mein duniya basaaney waale
duniya basaaney waale
ae chaand chaandni mein duniya basaaney waale
duniya basaaney waale
lut’te hain besahaare
lut’te hain besaahare
taaron ki roshni mein
ek gham ka din bhi aaya
do din ki zindagi mein
barbaad ho gaye hum
ae dil hansi hansi mein
ek gham ka din bhi aaya

afsaane gham ke laakhon dhhaalenge hosh waale
dhhaalenge(?) hosh waale
afsaane gham ke laakhon dhhaalenge hosh waale
dhhaalenge(?) hosh waale
munh se nikal gayi hai
munh se nikal gayi hai
ek baat bekhudi mein
ek gham ka din bhi aaya
do din ki zindagi mein
barbaad ho gaye hum
ae dil hansi hansi me
ek gham ka din bhi aaya

itna nahin ke dil ki dhaaras bandhaaye koi
dhaaras bandhaaye koi
itna nahin ke dil ki dhaaras bandhaaye koi
dhaaras bandhaaye koi
jhhoothhi tasalliyaan bhi
jhoothhi tasalliyaan bhi
kaafi hain bekasi mein
ek gham ka din bhi aaya
do din ki zindagi mein
barbaad ho gaye hum
ae dil hansi hansi mein
ek gham ka din bhi aaya


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Blog Day?: 4265 Post No.: 15491

“Farmaaish”(1953) was produced by J Omprakash and directed by B K Sagar for Majestic Films, Bombay. This “social” fim had Bharat Bhushan, Vijylaxmi, Pran, Kuldeep, Maruti, Chandrashekhar, Ameer Bano, R K Sama, Kammo, Khairaati, Gope etc in it.

The movie had ten songs in it. Eight of these songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the tenth song from “Farmaaish”(1953) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Shamshad Begam. Khawar Zamaan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Husnlal Bhagatram.

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


Song-Meri ankhiyaan ho gayin chaar o dilbar chaar baje(Farmaaish)(1953) Singer-Shamshad Begam, Lyrics-Khawar Zamaan, MD-Husnlal Bhagatram

Lyrics

Meri ankhiyaan ho gayin chaar
o dilbar chaar baje
o dilbar chaar baje
dil ho gaya
o dil ho gaya motor car
o dilbar chaar baje
o dilbar chaar baje

mujhe mila karo tum paune do
mujhe mila karo tum paune do
jo hota hai so hone do
jo hota hai so hone do
phir pyaar ka
o phir pyaar ka ho vyopaar
o dilbar chaar baje
o dilbar chaar baje
dil ho gaya
o dil ho gaya motor car
o dilbar chaar baje
o dilbar chaar baje

o o o o o o
mera peela pad gaya rang piya
haay rang piya
ho o o o o o
mera peela pad gaya rang piya
mere dil ko lag gaya jang piya
jee mere dil ko lag gaya jang piya
mujhe loota
ho mujhe loota beech baazaar
o dilbar chaar baje
o dilbar chaar baje
dil ho gaya
o dil ho gaya motor car
o dilbar chaar baje
o dilbar chaar baje

mujhe mila karo tum paune do
jo hota hai so hone do
jo hota hai so hone do
phir pyaar ka
o phir pyaar ka ho vyopaar
o dilbar chaar baje
o dilbar chaar baje
dil ho gaya
o dil ho gaya motor car
o dilbar chaar baje
o dilbar chaar baje

main jab se tera daas hua
main jab se tera daas hua
mere dil ka satyaanaas hua
jee mere dil ka satyaanaas hua
lagi pyaar ki
o lagi pyaar ki dil pe maar
o dilbar chaar baje
o dilbar chaar baje
meri ankhiyaan ho gayin chaar
o dilbar chaar baje
o dilbar chaar baje


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

Blog Day :

4094 Post No. : 15238

Today’s song is from a film Rakhi-1949. This social film was made by Prakash Pictures,Bombay. It was directed by Dr. Shanti kumar ( he is different than the composer Shanti Kumar Desai). The 10 melodious songs were composed by the Melody-Magicians Husnlal-Bhagatram.

Most of us know that Husnlal and Bhagatram were the brothers of Pt. Amarnath- the eldest brother, who too was a well known, pre Independence music director. However, How many of us know that out of this pair, Bhagatram was the elder brother ? Have you anytime wondered why the younger brother’s name comes first in this pair ?

Normally, when a pair of brothers is referred, it is the elder brother’s name that comes first. For example, Ram-Laxman or Balram – Srikrishna or even Kalyanji – Anand ji, Jatin-Lalit or Anand-Milind. For many years, this matter was bothering me, but I could not find any justification for this unusual way of pairing. I was sure that there must be some story behind this.

Two years ago, the Blog “Songs of yore” published the second part of Husnlal-Bhagatram post on 11-8-2017, based on the interview of Dinesh Prabhakar, son of Husnlal and Ms. Nirmala Devi, wife of Husnlal. During her talk, Nirmala Devi explained the reasons for calling the pair as Husnlal-Bhagatram, inspite of Bhagatram being the elder one and more experienced of the two. Bhagatram had already given music, individually to 9 films, in the late 30s and early 40s, before the pair was formed. Her statement answered my long awaited query about the unusual name of the pair. Here is the related portion of her interview….

” The 90-year old Shrimati Nirmala Devi is an amazing lady. She still has a razor-sharp memory and superb knowledge of music and music personalities of that era. She gave me a lot of interesting information, not available elsewhere – for example, the reason why the younger brother Husnlal’s name comes first in the duo’s name. Her talk also revealed that other family commitments, too, in Delhi were contributory factors for their decline in the film music.

Shrimati Nirmala Devi speaks about her husband (late) Pt Husnlal

DD Kashyap, who was directing Chaand (1944) for Prabhat Films, wanted to engage Pt Amarnath based in Lahore, who was a towering figure in music. As he was heavily preoccupied, he strongly recommended his younger brother Pt Husnlal who was staying with him and assisting him in Lahore-based films of Pancholi and others, assuring Kashyap that Pt Husnlal was no less talented than him. Pt Amarnath was like a father-figure to his younger brothers, especially to Pt Husnlal. A music session was organized to demonstrate Pt Husnlal’s talent. Kashyap was highly impressed. When it was time for Pt Husnlal to proceed for Poona/Bombay, Pt Amarnath, out of concern for his kid-brother, suggested to Kashyap to also engage Pt Bhagatram with him. Kashyap expressed difficulty in arranging the payment for two as the contract was already made out. Pt Amarnath assured him that he should not bother about increasing the fee, but the two brothers must work together. (Thus it was that Bhagatram got appended to Husnlal, forming the duo HB. Another reason why the younger brother’s name preceded the elder brother was simply the aesthetics – Husnlal-Bhagatram sounding better than the other way around.) ”

Dr. Shantikumar directed the film Rakhi-49. No information is available about him anywhere. We only know that he directed 18 films. Starting with film Police-44, he ended his career with film Mahasati Behula-64.

The cast of the film was Kamini Kaushal (real name Uma Kashyap), Karan Dewan, Gope, Yashodhara Katju, Pran, Kuldip, Raj Adeeb (younger brother of Prem Adeeb), Ulhas etc. As time flows, Heroes become character artistes and then they fade out. There are hundreds of old time actors about whom absolutely no information is available. Intense search sometimes yields some results and one feels at peace with whatever is available. One such actor is Ulhas. For many years nothing was known about him except names of his films from HFGK. Over a period a little more about him came to light. Now we know that his real name was M.N.Kaul and that he was a Kashmiri Pandit. He worked in 155 films. Recently I found the following note on Ulhas in ‘ Chinar Shade’ Blog..

He was known as ULHAAS and his real name was M N Kaul. He belonged to a Kashmiri Pandit family from Ajmer. As a young boy, he moved to Poona in 1937 and joined Prabhat Pictures as an actor. His first movie as an actor was ” Wahan “. He worked with stalwarts like A R Kardar and Sohrab Modi.

Chandr Mohan Wattal , another Kashmiri actor of 1930s and 1940s helped him a lot to settle in films .In fact he intervened and requested V Shantaram for his role in “Wahan”. Ulhaas remained loyal to Chandr Mohan wattal for this favour till latter’s death in 1949.

When Bombay Talkies decided to start their New film BASANT, Ulhaas and Mumtaz Shanti were signed as lead pair. Again in the movie PARBAT PE APNAA DERA , he was signed as hero.

Thereafter , he started doing character roles. He played memorable character roles in Guide , Amar, Aadmi, ,Shama Parwana, Sehra, Ziddi, Goonj Uthhi Shehnaayi, Rani Roopmati, Dhaka Ki Malmal, Samrat Prithviraj Chauhan, Kundan, Heer, Mirza Ghalib ,Jhansi Ki Raani , Nai Umar Ki Nai Fasal, Sangharsh , Prem Pujaari, Badi Didi, Do Aaankhen Baarah Haath, Johar Mehmood in Goa.

In his 38 years of career, he acted in many hit movies. His last movie was Sawaal (1982).

We all know about Pran very well, so there is no point in giving his Bio-data here. Few days back I found an article on Pran on http://www.rediffmail.com. This article gave interesting points about Pran’s life, which normally are not known to most people. Here is an excerpt from this article, duly edited by me.
Pran’s full name is Pran Krishan Sikand. Pran wanted to be a photographer and even took up a job as an apprentice in A Das & Co, Delhi.

Pran’s first ever acting role was Sita to Madan Puri’s Ram in Shimla, at a local Ramlila.

Since Pran’s father was a civil contractor with the government, Pran studied at various schools in Kapurthala (Punjab), Unnao, Meerat and Rampur (Uttar Pradesh) and Dehradun (Uttarakhand).

Pran’s first film was in Punjabi called Yamla Jat (1940), where he played a villain. It was a huge hit.

Pran did not tell his father that he was shooting for a movie, as he thought his father would not permit him to have an acting career. When his first interview appeared in a newspaper, Pran asked his sisters to hide the papers. When his father finally learnt of his career, he was not upset as Pran had expected.

In one of his early films, Pran played hero to Noor Jehan in Khandaan (1942).

Pran came to Mumbai from Lahore on August 14, 1947, just a day before India’s Independence, with his wife and one-year-old son Arvind.

According to Pran, one of the most precious things he lost in the Partition was his dog. When Pran became popular, he would name his dogs Bullet, Whisky and Soda.

Before Pran came to Mumbai, he had already acted in 22 films as a villain. Due to the Partition, his career had a brief pause.

When Pran came to Mumbai, he stayed at the Taj Mahal hotel. As he had no work, money started running out, and the family had to shift to smaller and smaller hotels. Finally, they had to stay in a guest house.

After eight months of arriving in Mumbai, Pran — with the help of writer Saadat Hasan Manto and actor Shyam — got a role in Shaheed Latif’s Ziddi (1948), starring Dev Anand and Kamini Kaushal.

Ziddi was a hit. Within a week of its release, Pran signed three more films: S M Yusuf’s Grihasti, Prabhat Films’s Apradhi and Wali Mohammad Wali’s Putli.

BR Chopra’s Afsana (1951) was Pran’s first biggest hit after he shifted to Mumbai.

Pran had three children — Arvind, Sunil and Pinky — and five grandchildren.

Ashok Kumar and Pran were the best of friends and have acted in more than 25 films together, including Afsana, Victoria No 203, Chori Mera Kaam, Chor Ke Ghar Chor, Apna Khoon, Aap Ke Deewane, Raja Aur Rana, Inspector, Lakeeren, Mr X, Pooja Ke Phool, Purab Aur Pachhim, Adhikar, Naya Zamana and Aansoo Ban Gaye Phool.

Pran even played Valmiki in a mythological film called Luv-Kush.

When Pran was signed up for Halaku, Meena Kumari was quite upset but when she saw him in costume, and a few rushes from the film, she was very happy.

Pran would work on his make-up well. He would have an artist at home, who would sketch the kind of look he wanted. Then, his make-up man and wig-maker would work on it.

Pran acted in several Bengali films as well, including Joy Mukherjee’s Sonai Dighe, directed by Ashim Banerjee.

It was Pran who recommended Amitabh Bachchan to Prakash Mehra for Zanjeer, which had been offered to Dev Anand, Raaj Kumar and Dharmendra earlier.

Pran acted with Amitabh in 15 films like Zanjeer, Kasauti, Don, Amar Akbar Anthony, Majboor, Dostana, Naseeb, Kaalia and Sharaabi.

Not many know that Pran was paid more than Amitabh Bachchan. In the 1970s, only Rajesh Khannna was paid more than Pran. In the 1950s and 1960s, only Dilip Kumar, Dev Anand, Raj Kapoor and Rajendra Kumar were paid more than Pran.

Pran started rejecting film offers in the 1990s citing age-related problems. But when Amitabh was going through a rough patch in his career, he requested Pran to act in his film Mrityudaata and Tere Mere Sapne. Pran readily agreed.

During the filming of both Mrituyudata and Tere Mere Sapne, Pran’s legs used to tremble. So he shot most of the scenes in a seated position. After 2000, he made very few guest appearances in films.

Pran is a member of various social organisations, and even had his own football team called the Bombay Dynamos Football Club.
Pran’s favourite word ‘Barkhurdaar’ became immensely popular over the years.

In 2001, Pran got a Padma Bhushan, India’s third highest civilian award from the government of India.

Pran’s biography is titled …And Pran because in most of his movies, his name in the credits would appear last and read as …and Pran. Sometimes, it would be …above all Pran.

Film Rakhi was a typical ” Tear Jerker ” story of a spoiled brother and his sympathetic, protective sister. Shanti kumar was the most suitable director for such stories, as he handled emotional scenes perfectly, in his direction. The story of the film was…..

Shankar(Pran) is the brother of Kamini and is a vagabond.Because of him ,the sister suffers quite a lot, but ties a Rakhi always. Shankar is arrested for fraud and is in Police custody,when Karan Diwan -his sister’s husband is accused of Murder,which he has not done.Knowing this,Shankar runs away from lock up to get the real culprit and when he does,he is shot and dies in the arms of sister Kamini-who ties a Rakhi on his wrist as it is the Rakhi Poonam that day.Highly melodramatic indeed !

Today’s duet is the 4th song to be discussed here. It is sung by Shamshad Begum and Ram Kamlani . Ram Kamlani was Gope’s youngest brother. They were 9 siblings and Ram kamlani was the last one. He was born on 20-10-1919. Though Gope started his career in acting in 1933 and concentrated only on acting, Ram Kamlani dabbled in Acting, Direction, Production and Playback singing too. He entered the film line in late 40s.

As an actor he acted in 9 films like Ajeet, Inaam, Kaajal, Do Raaha, Joi Bangla Desh etc. As a Singer he sang 22 songs in 15 films. Starting with Doosri Shaadi-47, he sang in Ghar ki Izzat, Rangeen Zamaana, Kaajal, Refugee, Pyar ki jeet, Maa ka pyar, Naao, Raakhi, Bahurani, Khamosh Sipahi, Meena Bazar, Malkin, Chaalbaaz, Laal Dupatta etc.

Mostly, he sang for his brother Gope. His songs were generally duets. These were mainly comedy songs,very few were serious ones. His rare solos like,” Bane hai hum to Ghar Jamai'(Ghar ki izzat) and ” Koi samze isse muhabbat”(Meena Bazaar) became popular.

When Gope established Gope Productions, he produced some films and directed some of them,like, Muskurahat, Biradari, Bezuban, Khamosh Sipahi, Hangama etc.

Ram Kamlani died in 1983 in Bombay.

The song is very good to listen to. After all, it was composed by the Melody Magicians !


Song-Mohe laa de reshmi lehenga (Raakhi)(1949) Singers-Shamshad Begam, Ram Kamlani, Lyrics- Sarashar Sailani, MD- Husnlal Bhagatram
Both

Lyrics

mohe la de
ho mohe la de reshmi lehanga
mohe la de
ho mohe la de reshmi lehanga
chaahe sasta mile chaahe mahanga
ho chaahe sasta mile chaahe mahanga
waah ri meri nain michakko
bojh lehange ka kaise uthhaayegi
kaise uthhaayegi
tori patli kamar bal khaayegi
kamar bal khaayegi
tori patli kamar bal khaayegi
kamar bal khaayegi
main na laaunga
ho main na laaunga reshmi lehanga
main na laaunga
ho main na laaunga reshmi lehanga
chaahe sasta mile chaahe mahanga
chaahe sasta mile chaahe mahanga

ho phir laa de chunariya silki ee ee
ho phir laa de chunariya silki
toone baat kahi mere dil ki
ho toone baat kahi mere dil ki
par wo hai videshi mill ki
main na laaunga
main na laaunga chunariya silki

acchha suit sila de parachute ka
parachute ka
acchha suit sila de parachute ka
dil loot legi kisi rangroot ka
ho dil loot legi kisi rangroot ka

aji jaane bhi do chhodo ye bahaane
chhodo ye bahaane
gori sach main kahoon raam jaane
raam jaane, raam jaane, raam jaane

aji jaane bhi do chhodo ye bahaane
chhodo ye bahaane
gori sach main kahoon raam jaane
raam jaane, raam jaane, raam jaane raam jaane
achha to phir raam hi jaane
main to chali bareli
rooth chali mori nain michakko
chhod ke jaan akeli
kanghi le le sheesha le le
rooth naa meri jaan
kanghi le le sheesha le le
rooth naa meri jaan

bhaad mein jhonki kanghi shishe
baand mera saamaan
abe bhaad mein jhonki kanghi sheeshe
baand mera saamaan
main to maike chali
gham le ke chali
main to maike chali
gham le ke chali
duniya waalon
duniya waalon
duniya waalon
duniya waalon
dekho mere ghar ki baat niraali
sabka sheesh jhuke mere aage
par na jhuke gharwaali
gori maike na ja
dukh de ke na ja
gori mayke na ja
dukh de ke na ja
tohe la doonga
ho tohe laa dunga reshami lehanga
tohe la doonga
ho tohe laa doonga reshami lehanga

chaahe sasta mile chaahe mahanga
ho chaahe sasta mile chaahe mahanga


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Blog Day : 4062 Post No. : 15195

“Jal Tarang”(1949) was directed by Rajendra Sharma for Kuldeep Pictures Limited, Bombay. This “social” movie had Geeta Baali, Rehman, Ram Singh, Rajan Haksar, Ramesh Thakur, Shashikala, Kesari, Pesi Patel, Shyama, Sevak, Uma Dutt, Tiger (dog) etc in it.

The ovie had nine songs in it that were penned by six lyricists. Four of these songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the fifth song from “Jal Tarang”(1949) to appear in the blog. The song is a sung by Rafi and Shamshad Begam for most part and then one unknown male voice sings a line in the last stanza. So, what was sounding like a duet becomes a non duet. I request our knowledgeable readers to help identify this unknown male voice. My guess is that it could be Husnlal or Bhagatram, one of the music director duo.

Pt Sudarshan is the lyricist. This was the only song penned by him in this movie. Music is composed by Husnlal Bhagatram.

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


Song-Musaafir sada geet gaaye chala chal (Jal Tarang)(1949) Singers-Rafi, Shamshad Begam, Unknown male voice, Lyrics-Pt Sudarshan, MD-Husnlal Bhagatram
Both

Lyrics

musaafir sada geet gaaye chala chal
gaaye chala chal
gaaye chala chal

chala chal
chala chal
safar ki kahaani sunaaye chala chal
sunaaye chala chal
sunaaye chala chal

chala chal
chala chal

kahin ban ke rahmat ka baadal baras ja aa aa
kahin ban ke rahmat ka baadal baras jaa
kahin dil pe bijli giraaye chala chal
kahin dil pe bijli giraaye chala chal
giraaye chalaa chal
musaafir sada geet gaaye chala chal
gaaye chala chal
gaaye chala chal

chala chal
chala chal

rukaawat ke patthar hataaye chala chal l
rukaawat ke patthar
hataaye chala chal
dhuyen aasmaan ke udaaye chala chal
dhuyen aasmaan ke udaaye chalaa chal
udaaye chala chal
musaafir sada geet gaaye chala chal
gaaye chala chal
gaaye chala chal

chala chal
chala chal

tu duniya mein apna sabhi kuchh luta kar r
tu duniya mein apna sabhi kuchh lutaa kar
tu duniya ko apna banaaye chala chal
tu duniya ko apna banaaye chala chal
banaaye chala chal
musaafir sada geet gaaye chala chal
gaaye chala chal
gaaye chala chal

chala chal
chala chal

suna kar hamen chaar sukh dukh ki baaten
suna kar hamen chaar sukh dukh ki baaten
rulaaye chala chal hansaaye chala chal
rulaaye chala chal
hansaaye chalaa chal
hansaaye chala chal
musaafir sada geet gaaye chala chal
gaaye chala chal
gaaye chala chal

chala chal
chala chal


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Blog Day : 3907 Post No. : 14963

“Lakhpati”(1948) was directed by Ravindra Jaikar for Fim Chitra Corporation, Bombay. This “social” movie had Sulochana Chatterji, D M Sapru, Rajan Haksar, Om Prakash, Baby Tabassum, LLeela Chitnis, Narmada Shankar, Dharpure, Nagotkar, Satyapal etc in it.

This forgotten movie had eleven obscure songs in it. Three of these songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the fourth song from “Lakhpati”(1948) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Meena Kapoor. Qamar Jalalabadi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Husnlal Bhagatram.

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


Song-Kahaan ban thhan ke gudiya hamaari chali (Lakhpati)(1948) Singer-Meena Kapoor, Lyrics-Qamar Jalalabadi, MD-Husnlal Bhagatram

Lyrics

Kahaan ban thhan ke
Kahaan ban thhan ke gudiya hamaari chali
o hamaari chali
Kahaan ban thhan ke
Kahaan ban thhan ke gudiya hamaari chali
o hamaari chali
Kahaan ban thhan ke

roop tera suhaana
nazar na lage
hai bura ye zamaana
nazar na lage
hai bura ye zamaana
nazar na lage
o nazar na lage
Kahaan darr darr ke
Kahaan darr darr ke bahna hamaari chali
o hamaari chali
Kahaan darr darr ke
Kahaan darr darr ke bahna hamaari chali
o hamaari chali
kahaan ban thhan ke

ik nazar dekh kar muskura de zara
hum na rokenge itna bata de zara
hum na rokenge itna bata de zara
o bata de zara
kahaan bach bach ke
kahaan bach bach ke bahna hamaari chali
o hamaari chali
kahaan bach bach ke
kahaan bach bach ke bahna hamaari chali
o hamaari chali
kahaan ban thhan ke
kahaan ban thhan ke gudiya hamaari chali
o hamaari chali
kahaan ban thhan ke


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Blog Day : 3787 Post No. : 14771

“Lakhpati”(1948) was directed by Ravindra Jaikar for Fim Chitra Corporation, Bombay. This “social” movie had Sulochana Chatterji, D M Sapru, Rajan Haksar, Om Prakash, Baby Tabassum, LLeela Chitnis, Narmada Shankar, Dharpure, Nagotkar, Satyapal etc in it.

This forgotten movie had eleven obscure songs in it. Two of these songs have been covered in the past

Here is the third song from “Lakhpati”(1948) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by R P Sharma. Qamar Jalalabadi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Husnlal Bhagatram.

Only the audio of the song is available.

The singer R P Sharma appears to be a new name and he makes his debut in the blog with this song. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on him.


Song-O bhoolne waale tera iqraar kahaan hai (Lakhpati)(1948) Singer-R P Sharma, Lyrics-Qamar Jalalabadi, MD-Husnlal Bhagatram

Lyrics

Kahaan hai
kahaan hai
kahaan hai ae
o bhoolne waale
tera iqraar kahaan hai
iqraar kahaan hai
o bhoolne waale
tera iqraar kahaan hai
iqraar kahaan hai
khwaabon ne jise paala thha
wo pyaar kahaan hai
wo pyaar kahaan hai
khwaabon ne jise paala thha
wo pyaar kahaan hai
wo pyaar kahaan hai

o jaane waale
tujhko mubaarak nayi duniya
o jaane waale
tujhko mubaarak nayi duniya
mubaarak nayi duniya
hamne jo basaaya thha
wo sansaar kahaan hai
sansaar kahaan hai
hamne jo basaaya thha
wo sansaar kahaan hai
sansaar kahaan hai
kahaan hai ae
kahaan hai
kahaan hai ae
o bhoolne waale
tera iqraar kahaan hai
iqraar kahaan hai

ae aansuon ke haar
mujhe itna bata de
ae aansuon ke haar
mujhe itna bata de
itna bata de
phoolon ka banaaya hua
wo haar kahaan hai
wo haar kahaan hai
phoolon ka banaaya hua
wo haar kahaan hai
wo haar kahaan hai
kahaan hai ae
kahaan hai
kahaan hai ae
o bhoolne waale
tera iqraar kahaan hai
iqraar kahaan hai


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Blog Day : 3684 Post No. : 14587

“Shagun” (1951), also mentioned as “Shagan” in some sites, was produced by G D Talwar and directed by S Arora for Punjab Art Productions, Bombay. This obscure movie had Sulochana Chatterji, Kamal Kapoor, Bhudo Advani, Ranjit Kumari, Wasti, Ramlal, Gulnar, Neerja, Mayakumari, Sohan, Maqbool etc in it. etc in it.

There were nine songs in this movie which were composed by Husnlal Bhagatram and SDardul Kwatra. While some songs are attibuted to Husnlal Bhagatram in HFGK, there are three songs where music directors are not known.

Three songs have been covered in the blog in the past.

Here is the fourth song from “Shagun” (1951) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Surinder Kaur and Gul Raza. Mulkraj Bhakri is the lyricist. Music is composed by Husnlal Bhagatram.

This song is a nice hummable “expression of love” genre of song. Only the audio of the song is available. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of the song.


Song-Ik chhote se balam ne baanke se balam ne (Shagun)(1951) Singer-Surinder Kaur, Raja Gul, Lyrics-Mulkraj Bhakri, MD-Husnlal Bhagatram

Lyrics

ik chhote se balam ne baanke se balam ne
looti hai duniya hamaari
looti hai duniya hamaari
ik chhote se balam ne baanke se balam ne
looti hai duniya hamaari
looti hai duniya hamaari

chain bhi loota aaraam bhi loota dikha ke suratiya pyaari
chain bhi loota aaraam bhi luta dikha ke suratiya pyaari
ik chhote se balam ne baanke se balam ne
looti hai duniya hamaari
looti hai duniya hamaari

baabul mora doctor bulaaye
maiya bulaaye hakeem
baabul mora doctor bulaaye
maiya bulaaye hakeem
kaun kahe in anjaanon se
meri asal beemaari
kaun kahe in anjaanon se
meri asal beemaari
ik chhote se balam ne baanke se balam ne
looti hai duniya hamaari
looti hai duniya hamaari

mera bhi dil nit dole sajaniya
khwaab se nikla jaaye
mera bhi dil nit dole sajaniya
khwaab se nikla jaaye
jaisi haalat hai tumhaari o gori
waisi haalat hai humaari
jaisi haalat hai tumhaari o gori
waisi haalat hai humaari

ik chhote se balam ne baanke se balam ne
looti hai duniya hamaari
looti hai duniya hamaari

koi hamaare sainyaan ko laaye
aa jaaye dil ko karaar
koi hamaare saiyaan ko laaye
aa jaaye dil ko karaar
vo hi hai mere dard ka daaru
main hoon birha ki maari
vo hi hai mere dard ka daaru
main hoon birha ki maari
ik chhote se balam ne baanke se balam ne
looti hai duniya hamaari
looti hai duniya hamaari


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