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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.

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4546 Post No. : 16123

Today 28th December’2020 is the fifty-second remembrance anniversary of music director Husnlal(born 1918 as per Wikipedia – death 28th December’1968) of the famous music duo of the golden age of Hindi Film Music – Husnlal Bhagatram.

On this occasion here is a song from the ‘1947’ movie ‘Romeo And Juliet’ where music was composed by Husnlal Bhagatram.

“Romeo And Juliet-1947” was directed by Akhtar Hussaain for ‘Nargis Art Concern, Bombay’ (home production of actress Nargis). It had Nargis, Sapru, Anwar Hussain, Sunalini Devi, Nisar, John Cavas, Hameed Murad, Nazir Kashmiri, Violet, Pushpa, Abdul Rasheed, Amanullah and others.

This movie had eight songs as listed below; (songs already posted on the blog are accompanied by their links);

S.No. Song Title Lyricist Singer Posted On
01 Mast jawaani aayi mast jawaani aayi Majrooh Sultanpuri Zohrabai Ambalewali
02 Mausam ye suhaanaa, ahaa ahaa Manohar Khanna Zohrabai Ambalewali 26.07.2017
03 Tumhen sitaaron ne be-akhtiyaar dekha Akhtar Shirani G.M. Durrani 21.09.2014
04 Koyi dil mein samaaya jaaye Manohar Khanna Zohrabai Ambalewali
05 Kisko khabar thi, dil ki ye duniya Manohar Khanna
06 Kya bataayen ishq zaalim Jigar Moradabadi Zohrabai Ambalewali
07 Wo yaad aa rahen hai, laaye unhe kahaan se Majrooh Sultanpuri G.M. Durrani
08 Donon jahaan teri muhabbat mein haar ke Faiz Ahmed Faiz Khayyam 12.08.2014

We can see from the above that three songs of this movie have been posted on the blog so far.

Today’s song is sung by Zohrabai Ambalewali and lyrics are by Majrooh Sultanpuri. Music is composed by Husnlal-Bhagatram.

I came across this song five-six years back when I was looking for songs of Zohrabai Ambalewali. Today’s song is sung by her and it is a nice song to listen to and enjoy.

Let us now enjoy today’s song (a Husnlal-Bhagatram composition) and pay our tributes to music director Husnlal on his remembrance anniversary today.

Audio

Song-Mast jawaani aayi (Romeo and Juliet)(1947) Singer-Zohrabai Ambaalewali, Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD-Husnlal Bhagatram

Lyrics

Mast jawaani aayi ee
Mast jawaani aayi ee
Mast jawaani aayi ee
Aao ji pyaar kar lo o
Dil ka paimaanaa bhar lo
Mast jawaani aayi ee
Mast jawaani aayi ee
Mast jawaani aayi ee
Aao ji pyaar kar lo o
Dil ka paimaanaa bhar lo
Mast jawaani aayi

Dil hi jannat
Dil hi dozakh
zaahid ko behkaane do
zaahid ko behkaane do
Dilwaalon ki mehfil hai ye
Dilwaalon ko aane do
Dilwaalon ko aane do o
Dekho deewaani aayi ee
Dekho deewaani aayi
Mast jawaani aayi ee
Aao ji pyaar kar lo o
Dil ka paimaanaa bhar lo
Mast jawaani aayi ee

Mast nazar se jo behkaa de
Hosh mein laana kya jaane ae
Hosh mein laana kya jaane
Dil mein aag lagaanewaalaa
Aag bujhaana kya jaane ae
Aag bujhaana kya jaane ae
Rut bhi suhaani aayi ee
Rut bhi suhaani aayi
Mast jawaani aayi ee
Aao ji pyaar kar lo o
Dil ka paimaanaa bhar lo o
Mast jawaani aayi ee

Tumne gar na pee isko to
Jeete ji pachhtaaoge ae
Jeete ji pachhtaaoge
Pee loge to hosh ganwaakar
Tum bhi hosh mein aaoge
Tum bhi hosh mein aaoge ae
Pee lo thhodi si pee lo
Pee lo ji bhar ke pee lo
Mast jawaani aayi ee
Aao ji pyaar kar lo o
Dil ka paimaanaa bhar lo
Mast jawaani aayi
Mast jawaani aayi
Mast jawaani aayi
Aao ji pyaar kar lo
Dil ka paimaanaa bhar lo
Mast jawaani aayi ee


This article is written by nahm, 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 :

4546 Post No. : 16122

28/12/2020 – Death anniversary of Pandit Husnlal (Husnlal-Bhagatram)

I have admitted in a post earlier that when I started my journey in the blog, that I could not recognize the name Husnlal-Bhagatram. I knew some of their songs well from radio days, but their MD’s name was conspicuously absent from the consciousness. Only explanation to this I can think of is that most of those known songs were Suraiyya songs and heard on AIR urdu service “aapki farmaish” programme. The reception of AIR’s (Urdu service) in Mumbai was so bad in 80’s that hardly anything said could have registered, unless one sits near the radio and concentrates on what is being said. Even then mostly it was difficult to comprehend, I can recall from memory. So, the name ‘Husnlal-Bhagatram’ was not known to me.

Husnlal was the younger brother of Bhagatram and also his junior in the field. As per Wikipedia, Pandit Husnlal was born in 1918 and died on 28/12/1968. Husnlal Bhagatram, alongwith their elder cousin Pandit Amarnath, are credited with training Shankar of Shankar-Jaikishan and Laxmikant of Laxmikant-Pyarelal, Khaiyyam and Mahendra Kapoor.

I had the link of this story telling song from the 1949 film ‘Jaltarang’ saved, for posting as Husnlal Bhagatram song, but their filmography in both imdb and Wikipedia is not listing this film, for some reason. I was just about to recheck from myswar.com to confirm that the music of this film is indeed by Husnlal Bhagatram, when I found this article on songsofyore.

On going through this useful article listing many of Husnlal Bhagatram’s better-known songs, I got the confirmation about “Jaltarang’ 1949. Also, from the comments and discussion it has transpired that the baton for melodious music shifted to Shankar Jaikishan from Husnlal Bhagatram, during the crossover of 40’s to 50’s decade. I am not surprised, as the interesting connection between these famous songs by these two composer duos is also evident:
Jiya bekaraar hai by Shankar Jaikishan
Tere nainon ne chori kiya mera chhota sa jiya by Husnlal Bhagatram.

The article has also remined me of this melodious Rafi-Lata duet.

Since making that comment about this being among the top 50 Rafi-Lata duets, in 2011, I have revisited the song a number of times and never tire of listening to it.

These five songs from Jaltarang 1949 are already posted in the blog:

Song Date posted
Lut gayi ummeedon ki duniyaa 1 March 2011
Nainon ke mast ishaare 24 June 2011
Haay taqdeer meri haay taqdeer meri 30 June 2011
Zara tumne dekha to pyaar aa gayaa 12 August 2011
Musaafir sada geet gaaye chalaa chal 1 September 2019

The remaining 4 songs are all Rafi solos, so we are in for a treat if all of them are available. If I am not mistaken, Husnlal Bhagatram can also be credited with starting the trend of having all male songs in the film by Rafi. Certainly, that was not the norm in 1949, but in this film ‘Jaltarang’ Rafi sahib is the only male singer. Certainly, in ‘Aansoo’1953 no other male singer is credited, while for the one song remaining to be posted, singers name is unavailable. “Shama Parwana” 1954 is having only Rafi sahib as male playback singer. Naushad Sahab did this only in Aan 1952 for the first time. This issue calls for some deep research.

The song I am presenting as a tribute for Pandit Husnlal, is a Rafi solo, written by by Kaif Irfani and composed by the ever-melodious Husnlal-Bhagatram. As per excel sheet this song is picturized on ‘Rehman’.

Rafi sahab has just completed 3100 songs in the blog. Kaif Irfani’s tally is at 75 (total written is not known). Husnlal Bhagatram is at 291 out of 451 total songs composed in 50 movies. At a guess the songs by Rafi, Lata and Suraiyya should cross the 100 figures under Husnlal Bhagatram. This gives a fair idea of the important part played by Husnlal Bhaagatram in the careers of these giants.


Song-Tumhen sunaayen ek kahaani hai ye badi suhaani (Jal Tarang)(1949) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Kaif Irfani, MD-Husnlal Bhagatram

Lyrics

tumhen sunaayen ek kahaani
tumhen sunaayen ek kahaani
hai ye badi suhaani
prem nagar mein aake utri
roop nagar ki raani
ho o roop nagar ki raani
mast adaayen nain katari
mast adaayen nain kataari
nikhri hui jawaani
aisa uska roop suhaana
duniya hui deewaani
ho o duniya hui deewaani

is nagri mein us shahzaadi ne kiya jab thhikaana
ik shahzaada dekh ke usko
ik shahzaada dekh ke usko
bahut hua deewaana
us par kiya nichhaavar usne
apna maal khazaana
dekho kismat baat ko kaise
karti hai afsaana
ho o karti hai afsaana
tumhen sunaayen ek kahaani
tumhen sunaayen ek kahaani
hai ye badi suhaani
prem nagar mein aake utri
roop nagar ki raani
ho o roop nagar ki raani

phir shahzaade ne uske
kadmon pe sheesh jhukaaya
usne apna pyaara jeewan
usne apna pyaara jeewan
usko bhent chhadaaya
shama ko dekh ke tab parwaana
jalne se ghabraaya
kya jaane ye pagli duniya
usey maza kya aaya
ho o usey maza kya aaya
tumhen sunnayen ek kahaani
tumhen sunanyen ek kahaani
hai ye badi suhaani
prem nagar mein aake utri
roop nagar ki raani
ho o roop nagar ki raani


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Blog Day :

4497 Post No. : 16029

Yearwise discussion of Lata Mangeshkar songs in HFM: Part VII: Year 1953
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Lata Mangeshkar, who had made her playback debut in 1940s (in Marathi movies) had to struggle for quite a few years to find a foothold in Hindi movies playback singing. By 1947, she had a grand total of 9 songs to show as a playback singer in HFM. Still, by the time the decade of 1940s ended, Lata Mangeshkar had a meteoric rise to the very top.

It is said that climbing to the top is easier, but remaining at the top is more difficult. We see that Lata Mangeshkar, after rising to the top in 1949, and statistically touching her highest peak in 1951 (223 songs) stayed close to her peak in subsequent years, without climbing down too low. The tally of 194 songs for movies of 1953 is only 29 songs lesser than her all time record of 223 songs for movies released in a calender year. So, one sees that Lata Mangeshkar was not a meteor, but a star.

Here are the details of songs sung by Lata Mangeshkar in Hindi movies released in 1953 :-

S N Movie Music director Lata song in the blog Lata HFM songs recorded in the year Lata solo songs Male duet Female duet Other songs Lyricists
1 Aabshaar Bhola Shreshtha 2 2 2 0 0 0 Sarshar Sailaani
2 Aagosh Roshan 6 6 3 2 1 0 Shailendra (2) Indeewar (2) Kaif Irfani (1) Uddhav Kumar (1)
3 Aah Shankar Jaikishan 7 7 5 2 0 0 Hasrat Jaipuri (4) Shailendra (3)
4 Aakaash Anil Biswas 2 2 2 0 0 0 Satyendra Athhaiyya (1) Manmohan Sabir (1)
5 Aansoo Husnlal Bhagatram 4 5 3 2 0 0 Qamar Jalalabadi
6 Aas Shankar Jaikishan 7 7 5 2 0 0 Shailendra (5) Hasrat Jaipuri (2)
7 Alif Laila Shyam Sundar 4 4 2 2 0 0 Sahir Ludhianvi
8 Anand Bhawan Vasant Desai 5 5 4 1 0 0 Noor Lucknowi (4) Raja Mehdi Ali Khan (1)
9 Anarkali C Ramchandra 9 9 8 1 0 0 Rajinder Krishan (5) Shailendra (2) Hasrat Jaipuri (2)
10 Aurat Shankar Jaikishan 9 9 9 0 0 0 Hasrat Jaipuri (6) Shailendra (3)
11 Baabla S D Burman 2 2 2 0 0 0 Sahir Ludhianvi
12 Baaghi S D Burman 5 5 5 0 0 0 Majrooh Sultanpuri
13 Daara Md Shafi 3 5 4 1 0 0 Indeewar(1) Anjum Jaipuri (1) Madhup Sharma (1) Saba Afghani (1) Prem Sarang (1)
14 Dard e Dil R C Boral 1 2 2 0 0 0 Hasrat Jaipuri (1) D N Madhok (1)
15 Dhuaan Vasant Desai (4) Dhaniram (1) 5 5 4 1 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
16 Dhun Madan Mohan 5 5 4 1 0 0 Kaif Irfani (4) Bharat Vyas (1)
17 Do Beegha Zameen Salil Chaudhary 3 3 1 2 0 0 Shailendra
18 Fareb Anil Biswas 5 5 4 1 0 0 Majrooh Sultanpuri
19 Farmaaish Husnlal Bhagatram 4 4 3 0 1 0 Qamar Jalalabadi
20 Firdaus * Roshan 1 1 1 0 0 0 Shailendra
21 Ghar baar Vasant Prabhu 1 3 3 0 0 0 Kaif Irfani (2) Indeewar (1)
22 Gunaah Snehal Bhatkar 2 2 2 0 0 0 Kidar Sharma
23 Hamdard Anil Biswas 4 4 2 2 0 0 Prem Dhawan
24 Hamsafar Ali Akbar Khan 1 1 1 0 0 0 Sahir Ludhianvi
25 Jallianwaala Baag Ki Jyoti Anil Biswas 1 2 1 1 0 0 Uddav Kumar (1) Majrooh Sultanpuri (1)
26 Jeewan Jyoti S D Burman 2 2 2 0 0 0 Sahir Ludhianvi
27 Jhaanjhar C Ramchandra 8 8 6 1 1 0 Rajinder Krishan
28 Jhamela C Ramchandra 4 7 2 5 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
29 Ladki C Ramchandra (4) R Sudarshanam-Dhaniram (2) 5 6 5 0 1 0 Rajinder Krishan
30 Laila Majnu Ghulam Mohammad 1 1 0 1 0 0 Shakeel Badayuni
31 Lehren C Ramchandra 1 4 2 1 1 0 Rajinder Krishan
32 Maalkin Roshan 4 4 3 1 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
33 Madmast V Balsara 2 2 2 0 0 0 Madhukar Rajasthani
34 Mayurpankh Shankar Jaikishan 6 6 6 0 0 0 Hasrat Jaipuri (3) Shailendra (3)
35 Mehmaan Anil Biswas 2 4 3 0 0 1 P N Rangeen (2) Uddhav Kumar (1) Raja Mehdi Ali Khan (1)
36 Naina Manna Dey 1 2 2 0 0 0 Uddhav Kumar (1) P L Santoshi (1)
37 Naya Ghar Shankar Jaikishan 5 5 5 0 0 0 Shailendra (3) Hasrat Jaipuri (2)
38 Patita Shankar Jaikishan 3 3 2 1 0 0 Shailendra (2) Hasrat Jaipuri (1)
39 Raahi Anil Biswas 4 6 2 0 0 4 Prem Dhawan
40 Shagoofa C Ramchandra 4 8 7 1 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
41 Shahanshah S D Burman 3 3 3 0 0 0 Sahir Ludhianvi
42 Shikast Shankar Jaikishan 7 7 5 2 0 0 Shailendra (6) Hasrat Jaipuri (1)
43 Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu R C Boral 1 4 3 1 0 0 Bharat Vyas
44 Surang Shivramkrishna 3 3 3 0 0 0 Shewan Rizvi
45 Teen Batti Chaar Raasta Shivramkrishna 5 5 4 0 0 1 Shewan Rizvi
Total 45 movies 22 MDs 169 195 149 35 5 6 27 Lyricists

* Note:- The one solo song of “Firdaus”(1953), viz Phool chun le mere baalam was also there in “Naubahaar”(1952).

We see that Lata Mangeshkar sang 194 songs in 44 movies- excluding “Firdaus” song, which was actually a song of “Naubahaar”(1952).

Lata Mangeshkar added some new musical collaborators during this year. Music directors Dhaniram, R Sudarshanam-Dhaniram, R C Boral, Salil Chaudhary, Pt Shivramkrishna and Vasant-Prabhu composed songs for Lata Mangeshkar for the first time in this year 1953. Madhup Sharma, Madhukar Rajasthani, Manmohan Sabir and Saba Afghani penned songs for Lata Mangeshkar for the first time in this year.

Shankar Jaikishan and C Ramchandra were the major music directors for her this year. Shankar Jaikishan composed 44 songs in her voice in 7 movies. C Ramchandra composed 40 songs in her voice in 6 movies. So these two music directors composed 50% of the songs that Lata Mangeshkar sang in movies of 1953 !

Rajinder Krishan penned 47 songs in 8 movies whereas Shailendra penned 32 songs for her in 10 movies. So these two lyricists penned almost 45 % of all songs sung by Lata Mangeshkar this year. It shows that Lata Mangeshkar was being backed by the top music directors and top lyricists of the time.

Out of 44 movies of 1953 where Lata Mangeshkar lent her vice, all her songs in majority of these movies are already covered. Some Lata Mangeshkar songs are yet to be covered in 13 movies.

By the end of 1953, Lata Mangeshkar had sung 953 songs in HFM. As many as 490 of these songs (53%) were under the batons of five music directors , namely C Ramchandra (158 songs), Husnlal Bhagatram (98 songs), Shankar Jaikishan (98 songs),Anil Biswas (88 songs) and Roshan (48 songs). As for lyricists 383 out of 953 songs (40%) were penned by just five lyricists, namely Rajinder Krishan (136 songs), Shailendra (74 songs), Hasrat Jaipuri (62 songs), Shakeel Badayuni (58) and P L Santoshi (53 songs). By 1953, Lata Mangeshkar had worked with 59 Music directors and 94 lyricists.

“Aansoo”(1953) is alphabetically the first movie of 1953 that still has some leftover Lata songs not yet discussed in the blog. “Aansoo”(1953) was directed by Shanti Kumar for Famous Pictures, Bombay. This “social” movie had Kamini Kaushal, Shekhar, Pran, Nawab, Amirbai Karnataki, Indu Pal, Chaman Puri, Rajkumari, Kabil Amritsari, Parvati Devi, C Nazeer, Indira Bansal, Mumtaz mati, Roopmati, Suhel Chaudhary, Satyarani, Aruna Mehta, Shrimati Homi Master, Ghulam Hussain, Madan Singh, Madan Mohan, Sudesh Kumar, Baby Kumkum, Baby Kavita, Baby Suman, Binu Brar etc in it.

The movie had eight songs in it. Six songs have been covered in the past. There were five Lata Mangeshkar songs in it. Three were solos and two were duets (with Rafi). Four of these songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the fifth and final Lata song from “Aansoo”(1953). This song is a solo song. Qamar Jalalabadi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Husnlal Bhagatram.

Only the audio of the song is available. Seeing that Kamini Kaushal was the leading lady, one can guess that the song was lipsynced by her on screen. Nevertheless, I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of the song.

After this song, only one song is left from “”Aansoo”(1953). Details of this song “Chha rahi kaali ghata jiyara mora lahraaye hai” is not gven in HFGK, HFGK makes a guess that this song was probably sung by Shamshad Begam. These is a famous song with this mukhda by Begam Akhtar. I wonder if this sing was sung by Begam Akhtar. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on this matter.


Song-Judaai ki khabar hoti agar deedaar se pahle (Aansoo)(1953) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Qamar Jalalabadi, MD-Husnlal Bhagatram

tukde uthha ke dil ke
ham door jaa rahe hain
tumse kiye thhe waade ae
wo yaad aa rahe ae ae hain aen aen

judaai ki khabar hoti agar deedar se pahle
judaai ki khabar hoti agar deedar se pahle
to marne ki duaa karte tumhaare pyaar se pahle
judaai ki

agar ye jaante
tumse juda ik roz hona hai
agar maaloom hota pyaar ka anjaam rona hai
hazaaron baar ham tum sochte ikraar se pahle
hazaaron baar ham tum sochte ikraar se pahle
judaai ki

arre duniya ke maalik
kya aa mila
bekas ko thhukra ke ae
bekas ko o thhukra ke
khushi ki daur ghadiyaan tumse maangi haath phailaa ke
mere aansu to aakar dekhta inkaar se pahle
mere aansu to aakar dekhta inkaar se pahle
judaai ki khabar hoti agar deedar se pahle
judaai ki


This article is written by nahm, 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 :

4496 Post No. : 16028

Munawwar Sultana – 96th Birth Anniversary on 08/11/2020

The name Munawwar means, shining brightly or aglow. Combined with Sultana, it becomes “an empress who shone with a bright light”. Munawwar Sultana was born on 8th November, 1924 at Lahore, she had a compact but meaningful career from 1941 to 1956 of working in 28 films. After this she settled down to married life and devoted her-self to raising her family. She expired at the age of 82 on 15th September 2007.

I have not seen any of the films she acted in but some of the songs picturised on her are my personal favorites. The song Afsaana likh rahi hoon de=il e bekaraar ka is one of those songs which will be remembered till hindi film songs are remembered. From what I have read about her career, she was very much part of the A list actors and film makers of the era, and she quit while still in demand. She might even have cut down on films because she wanted to quit. She never made a comeback despite living in Mumbai all her life and in the thick of things at Pali Hill. The busiest and eventful time of her career is from 1947 to 1952.

Another important film of Munawwar Sultana is Babul 1950, which has her lip syncing this famous unforgettable duet Milte hi aankhen dil huaa deewaana kisi ka .

I was looking for a song picturised on her and found this film “Pyar Ki Manzil” 1950, with music by Husnlal Bhagartam. It is my experience that whenever I have stumbled upon their songs, I have not moved on to look for a better choice. So here is the melodious, female duet by Lata Mangeshkar and Shamshad Begum.

Here is the list of this films songs already posted in the blog;

Song Date of posting
Aankhon mein aankhen daal ke 16 May 2011
Bichhde huye saajan ki 20 June 2011
Ae chaand zaraa sun le 28 September 2011
Padosan ke ladke ne dil mera chheena 2 February 2015
Bheega hua daaman hai to aankhon mein hai paani 17 December 2017

Though the film “Pyar Ki Manzil” is available on youtube, only audio of songs are there. In the absence of video, I have no way of knowing which song is pictured on Munawwar Sultana, among the remaining 5 songs of the film, not yet posted. So it is doubly prudent that I chose this song, a female duet, the chances of it featuring Munnawar Sultana doubles. Actually Rehman is the hero, and two singers are talking about him in the song.

Shewan Rizvi is the lyricist, of this wonderfully tuned song. It should have been a popular song, even in 1950 crowded as it was with all the great songs of the era.

This is the present tally of Huslal-Bhagatram and Shewan Rizvi in the blog:

Artist Songs in the blog Career tally of songs
Husnlal Bhagatram 289 451 (50 movies)
Shewan Rizvi 118 381

100th song of Shewan Rizvi was some years ago, which raises the thought that it is time to improve this poets tally in the blog. Some of the 28 movies starring Munawwar Sultana, not yet yippeed or represented in the blog, may have a few more songs filmed on her, and who knows what all pearls are lying in wait to be discovered.


Song-Ham se dil ki lagi na chhupaana (Pyaar Ki Manzil)(1950) Singers-Lata Mangeshkar, Shamshad Begum, Lyrics-Shewan Rizvi, MD-Husnlal Bhagatram

Lyrics

Ham se dil ki lagi na chhupaana
ham se dil ki lagi na chhupaana
dekho ji kahin keh de na nigaahen yeh fasaanaa
dekho ji kahin keh de na nigaahen yeh fasaanaa
ham se dil ki lagi na chhupaana
ham se dil ki lagi na chhupaana
dekho ji kahin keh de na nigaahen yeh fasaanaa
dekho ji kahin keh de na nigaahen yeh fasaanaa

thhandi hawaaon ka kar ke bahaana
kar ke bahaana
kahaani hamaari
hamin se chhupaana
hamin se chhupaana
bhole balmaa ne yeh nahin jaana
dekho ji kahin keh de na nigaahen yeh fasaanaa
dekho ji kahin keh de na nigaahen yeh fasaanaa

na be-chainiyan dil ki na tum se chhupengi
na tum se chhupengi
zubaan chup rahi to
nagaahen kahengi
nagaahen kahengi
lagi dil ki hai mushkil chhupaana
dekho ji kahin keh de na nigaahen yeh fasaanaa
dekho ji kahin keh de na nigaahen yeh fasaanaa

wo ruk ruk ke kehnaa
mazaa de rahaa thha
mazaa de rahaa thha
ke nazaron ka jhuknaa
pataa de rahaa thha
pataa de rahaa thha
lagaa dil pe nazar ka nishaana
dekho ji kahin keh de na nigaahen yeh fasaanaa
dekho ji kahin keh de na nigaahen yeh fasaanaa

yahi dekhnaa hai
na kab tak kahoge
na kab tak kahoge
kahaan tak muhobbat mein
chup chup rahoge ae
chup chup rahoge
piya kab tak karoge bahaana
dekho ji kahin keh de na nigaahen yeh fasaanaa
dekho ji kahin keh de na nigaahen yeh fasaanaa
ham se dil ki lagi na chhupaana
ham se dil ki lagi na chhupaana
dekho ji kahin keh de na nigaahen yeh fasaanaa
dekho ji kahin keh de na nigaahen yeh fasaanaa


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Blog Day :

4469 Post No. : 15964

Yearwise discussion of Lata Mangeshkar songs in HFM: Part III: 1950
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So, we come to the year 1950. Lata Mangeshkar had announced her arrival on HFM scene in 1949. That year also marked the beginning of the golden era of HFM, which lasted till 1980.

Here are the details of the songs that Lata Mangeshkar sang in HFM in movies that were released in 1950:-

S N Movie Music director Lata song in the blog Lata HFM songs recorded in the year Lata solo songs Male duet Female duet Other songs Lyricists
1 Aadhi Raat Husnlal Bhagatram 6 6 5 1 0 0 Asad Bhopali (3) Sarshar Sailaani (2) Khumar Barabankvi (1)
2 Anmol Ratan Vinod 7 7 5 2 0 0 D N Madhok
3 Apni Chhaaya C Ramchandra 1 2 1 1 0 0 P L Santoshi
4 Aarzoo Anil Biswas 5 5 5 0 0 0 Majrooh Sultanpuri (3) Prem Dhawan (2)
5 Baawra Krishn Dayal B Sc 2 2 2 0 0 0 Raghupat Rai (1) Gafil Harnalwi (1)
6 Baabul Naushaad 3 3 2 0 1 0 Shakeel Badayuni
7 Beqasoor Anil Biswas (4) Hansraj Bahl (2) 6 6 4 2 0 0 Ehsan Rizvi (4) Aarzoo Lucknowi (2)
8 Bhai Bahan Shyam Sundar 1 1 1 0 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
9 Birha Ki Raat Husnlal Bhagatram 2 2 1 1 0 0 Sarshar Sailaani
10 Chhoti Bhaabhi Husnlal Bhagatram 4 5 3 2 0 0 Qamar Jalalabadi
11 Chore Pt Govindram 3 4 3 0 1 0 Rammurty Chaturvedi (3) I C Kapoor (1)
12 Gauna Husnlal Bhagatram 0 1 1 0 0 0 Qamar Jalalabadi
13 Hamaari Beti Snehal Bhatkar 1 3 3 0 0 0 Pt Phani (1) Unknown (2)
14 Hanste Aansoo Ghulam Mohammad 1 1 0 1 0 0 Shewan Rizvi
15 Hanste Rahna Wadhwa 0 1 1 0 0 0 Unknown
16 Khel Sajjad Hussain 2 2 2 0 0 0 Saaghar Nizami (1) Shams Azimabadi (1)
17 Khilaadi Hansraj Bahl 1 1 1 0 0 0 Nakshab
18 Laajawaab Anil Biswas 5 9 4 2 1 2 Prem Dhawan (4) Shekhar (2) Safdar Aah Sitapuri (2)
19 Maang Ghulam Mohammad 4 5 3 1 1 0 Sagheer Usmani (2) Nizaam (1) Raja Mehdi Ali Khan (1) Prakash (1)
20 Mashaal S D Burman 2 2 2 0 0 0 Kavi Pradeep
21 Meena Baaazaar Husnlal Bhagatram 6 6 1 5 0 0 Qamar Jalalabadi
22 Meharbaani Hafeez Khan 1 5 2 2 1 0 Anjum Jaipuri (2) Mashhar (1) Khawar Zamaan (2)
23 Niraala C Ramchandra 5 5 5 0 0 0 P L Santoshi
24 Nirdosh Shyam Sundar 1 1 1 0 0 0 Asad Bhopali
25 Pardes Ghulam Mohammad 6 6 5 1 0 0 Shakeel Badayuni
26 Pyaar Ki Manzil Husnlal Bhagatram 3 6 4 1 1 0 Shewan Rizvi (4) Rajinder Krishan (2)
27 Raaj Mukut Pt Govind Ram 1 4 2 1 1 0 Bharat Vyas
28 Raaj Raani Hansraj Bahl 1 2 2 0 0 0 D N Madhok
29 Samaadhi C Ramchandra 3 3 2 0 1 0 Rajinder Krishan
30 Sangeeta C Ramchandra 8 8 7 1 0 0 P L Santoshi
31 Sangraam C Ramchandra 5 5 3 1 1 0 Brajendra Gaud (2) Raja Mehdi Ali Khan (2) P L Santoshi (1)
32 Sargam C Ramchandra 9 9 2 4 1 2 P L Santoshi
33 Sartaj Husnlal Bhagatram 2 6 3 1 2 0 Majrooh (4) Partab (1) Shewan (1)
34 Shaadi Ki Raat Pt Govind Ram 0 2 2 0 0 0 Sarshar Sailaani (1) Feroz (1)
35 Surajmukhi Husnlal Bhagatram 1 2 0 1 1 0 Aabid Gulrej
36 Wafa Vinod 3 5 3 1 1 0 Hasrat Jaipuri(3) Aziz Kashmiri(2)
Total 36 movies 15 MDs 111 143 93 32 14 4 40 lyricists

Thus we can see that Lata Mangeshkar sang 143 songs under the music direction of 15 Music composers in 1950.

But during those days no one knew what future had in store. If one thinks about it, Geeta Roy was also doing very well. During 1949, she sang 103 songs while Lata Mangeshkar had sung 157 songs 143 songs. In 1950, Geeta Roy sang 166 songs ! More than what Lata Mangeshkar sang in the year ! So, it was Geeta Roy who was ahead of Lata Mangeshkar in 190s in the race for the leading female playback singer of HFM.

Out of 36 movies of 1950, all Lata songs of as many as 20 movies have already been covered. So, only 16 movies of 1950 can be taken up for discussing a Lata song in the blog.

“Apni Chhaayaa”(1950) is alphabetically the first such movie of 1950. This movie was directed by P L Santoshi for Chitralaya Limited, Bombay. This “social” movie had Sulochana Chatterjee, Balwant singh, Radhakishan, Mumtaz Ali, Sajjan, tiwari, Ram Singh, Dulaari, Mona, Neelam, Satyarani, Jawahar Kaul, Bab Raja, Narbada Shankar, Karadkar, Niranjan, Madan singh, Cuckoo etc in it.

The movie had ten songs in it, including two Lata songs. Four songs from the movie, including one Lata solo (incorrecly mentioned in HFGK as a Lata Chitalkar duet), namely Andhiyaare ghar mein jyot jali has been covered in the blog.

Here is the second and final Lata song from “Apni Chhaayaa”(1950) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Lata and Chitalkar. P L Santoshi is the lyricist.

The movie had two music directors, via=z Husnlal Bhagatram Nd Hanuman Prasad. HFGK mentions two songs as Hanuman Prasad composion and is silent about the music directors of other movies. Here I have assumed Husnlal Bhagatram as the music director of the song.

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


Song-Ae jee bade bade mahlon se wo ghar bhale (Apni Chhaaya)(1950) Singers-Lata, C Ramchandra, Lyrics-P L Santoshi, MD-Husnlal Bhagatram
Both

Lyrics

Ae jee bade bade
Ae jee bade bade mehlon se wo ghar bhale
jinmein nanha sa preet ka deepak jale
Ae jee bade bade
Ae jee bade bade mehlon se wo ghar bhale
jinmein nanha sa preet ka deepak jale
ae jee bade bade

un mehlon pe laanat
un mehlon pe thhoo
un mehlon pe thhoo
jin ki deewaaron mein daulat ki boo
aji daulat ki boo
jo dukhiyon ke aahon se ban ke khade
jo dukhiyon ke aahon se ban ke khade
Ae jee bade bade
Ae jee bade bade mehlon se wo ghar bhale
jinmein nanha sa preet ka deepak jale
Ae jee bade bade

daulat jahaan hai wahaan laakhon beemaari
laakhon beemaari
laakhon beemaari ki ek hai beemaari
ek hai beemaari
jis mein ghul ghul ke rahne waale maren
jis mein ghul ghul ke rahne waale maren
Ae jee bade bade
Ae jee bade bade mehlon se wo ghar bhale
jinmein nanha sa preet ka deepak jale
Ae jee bade bade

o jee duniya se door kahin ambuwa tale
duniya se door kahin ambuwa tale
chhoti hamaari madhhaiyya bane
tum Radha bano
tum Radha bano
ham Kanhaiyya banen

jahaan preet ki paavan jamuna bahe
aur prem ki mohan bansi baje
Ae jee bade bade
Ae jee bade bade mehlon se wo ghar bhale
jinmein nanha sa preet ka deepak jale
Ae jee bade bade


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Blog Day : 4465 Post No. : 15951

“Aanbaan”(1956) was produced and directed by D D Kashyap for Kashyap Productions, Bombay. This costi=ume drama movie had Nalini Jaiwant, Usha Kiran, Ajit, Mahipal, Pran, Ulhas, Niranjan Sharma, Manmohan Krishna, Baij Sharma, Parvati devi, Maya devi, Fazal, Shree Bhagwan, Nazeer etc in it.

The movie had eight songs in it. One song has been covered in the past.

Here is the second song from “Aanbaan”(1956) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. Qamar Jalalabadi is the lyicist. Music is composed by Husnlal Bhagatram.

Only the audio of this song is available. This movie had two female singers. Asha Bhonsle had sung four songs whereas Lata Mangeshkar has sung three. So it is difficult to guess who sang for which actress. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the movie as well as on the picturisation of this song.


Song-Mere dil mein tum chhupe ho (Aan Baan)(1956) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Qamar Jalalabadi, MD-Husnlal Bhagatram

Lyrics

aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa
mere dil mein tum chhupe ho
mere dil mein tum chhupe ho
dil mein aa kar dekh lo o
meri nazron mein ho tum
nazren milaa kar dekh lo o
mere dil mein tum

yoon kahin aawaaz detin
hain ye dil ki dhadkanen ae
yoon kahin aawaaz detin
hain ye dil ki dhadkanen aen
gar yaqeen hota nahin to
paas aa kar dekh lo o
gar yaqeen hota nahin to
paas aa kar dekh lo o
mere dil mein tum

ho gaye pehli nazar mein
zindagi ke faisle ae
ho gaye pehli nazar mein
zindagi ke faisle ae
aajmaana ho agar to
aajmaa kar dekh lo o
aajmaana ho agar to
aajmaa kar dekh lo o
mere dil mein tum

kya khabar thhi yoon
muhabbat ka asar ho jaayegaa
kya khabar thhi yoon
muhabbat ka asar ho jaayegaa
apne dil ki aag mere
dil mein aa kar dekh lo o
apne dil ki aag mere
dil mein aa kar dekh lo o
mere dil mein tum chhupe ho
dil mein aa kar dekh lo o
mere dil mein tum


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Blog Day :

4460 Post No. : 15940

“Aansoo”(1953) was produced by Qamar Jalalabadi and directed by Shanti Kumar. The movie had Kamini Kaushal, Shekhar, Pran, Nawab, Amirbai Karnataki, Indu Pal, Chamanpuri, Rajkumar, Kabil Amritsari, Parvati Devi, C Nazeer, Indira Bansal, Mumtaz Mati, Suhel Chaudhary, Satyarani, Aruna Mehta, Mrs Homi Master, Ghulam Hussain, Madan Singh, Madan Mogan, Sudesh Kumar, Baby Kumkum, Baby Kavita, Baby Suman, Binu Baraar etc in it.

“Aansoo”(1953) had eight songs in it. Five songs from the movie have been covered in the blog so far.

Here is the sixth song from “Aansoo”(1953) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Shamshad Begam. Qamar Jalalabadi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Husnlal Bhagatram.

Only the audio of the song is available. The song sounds like a background song cum theme song. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this song.


Song-Koi meri sune aurat na bane (Aansoo)(1953) Singer-Shamshad Begam, Lyrics-Qamar Jalalabadi, MD-Husnlal Bhagatram

Lyrics

koi meri sune aurat na bane
ye to mardon ka hai sansaar re
koi meri sune aurat na bane
ye to mardon ka hai sansaar re
bhaai bahan ki suno kahaani
bhaai ki kismat tez
bhaai bahan ki suno kahaani
bhaai ki kismat tez
bhaai ko dekhe hans ke dulhaniya
bahan se maange dahej
haay main mar gayi raam
haay main mar gayi raam
haay main mar gayi
haay main mar gayi
duniya ke baazar mein bikta ik naari ka pyaar re
koi meri sune aurat na bane
ye to mardon ka hai sansaar re
koi meri sune aurat na bane
ye to mardon ka hai sansaar re

beewi ghar mein bhakti aur sewa ki jyot jalaaye
beewi ghar mein bhakti aur sewa ki jyot jalaaye
baabu sair kare duniya ki
gairon se nain ladaaye
haay main mar gayi raam
haay main mar gayi raam
haay main mar gayi
haay main mar gayi
kabhi dil hai yahaan
kabhi dil hai wahaan
haay mardon ka jhoothha pyaar re
koi meri sune aurat na bane
ye to mardon ka hai sansaar re

maa bechaari sab ke aansu apni aankh mein laaye
maa bechaari sab ke aansu apni aankh mein laaye
ye marzi aulaad ki
chaahe ya thhukraaye
haay main mar gayi raam
haay main mar gayi raam
haay main mar gayi
haay main mar gayi
maati main giri hain wo kaliyaan
duniya ka hai jo singaar re
koi meri sune aurat na bane
ye to mardon ka hai sansaar re


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Blog Day:

4453 Post No. : 159

In one recent article of Sudhir jee on his “This week that year” series, he wondered why my spree of posting one “Anmol Ghadi”(1946) song everyday had a break of one day and subsequently the final song got covered after break of one day. I do not have any recollections of those days, but I am certain about the fact that the concept of YIPPying all the songs of a movie had not entered my mind by that time. My attempt was to cover all songs that I could come across. I may have missed stumbling against the one remaining Anmol Ghadi song on that day whereas I could locate it the next day. That is the only plausible explanation that I can think of.

I find that my first interaction with Pradeep Raghunathan took place on 22 march 2011. We have had some very intersting online chats together, some lasting for one hour and more.

I find some interesting details from the online chat logs. For instance, During our discussion on 15 april 2011, I mentioned that the blog had songs from 1500 movies, and that I expect the blog to one day reach 10000 songs. 🙂 Today we have songs from over 4000 movies and we are inching towards 16000 songs mark. 🙂

During our chat on 16 december 2011, he suggested providing serial number with each song. I told him that I do it internally in my excel sheet, access table etc. Today his suggestion is being followed in the blog starting from january 2017.

During these discussions, he discussed tagging of songs on IPOD. With time he started concentrating on those movies where all songs were covered. He relied upon online sources to guess if all songs were covered. I was keeping track of songs in movies by relying on online sources. I did not have HFGK with me at that time.

I can see from our early morning interactions at 1 AM on 22 november 2012 between two sleepless souls that the blog had 141 movies YIPPEED (though the term was not coined at that time) by 22 november 2012 whereas Pradep Raghunathan had tagged all songs for 132 of them. So the gap was only 9 movies for his at that time !

From july 2014 onwards, I have access to HFGK, thanks to the generosity of our blog stalwarts M/s Arunkumar Deshmukh and Sudhir Jee, and from then onwards YIPPYIng movies in the blog has become a planned activity rather than an incidental or chance activity.

Pradeep Raghunathan was doing tagging of songs of YIPPEED movies on his own. He was subsequenly joined by Khyati Bhatt, Aparna H M and Avinash Scrapwala in this tagging of songs mission.

It gives me some comfort that today on 26 september 2020 the blog has 1221 movies YIPPEED whereas the YIPPEE team of Pradeep Raghunathan and colleagues (Khyati Bhatt, Aparna H M and Avinash Scrapwala) are at just over 1000 movies mark. I need to get my act together and start YIPPYing some more movies seeing that team YIPPEE is threatening to catch up with the YIPPEED movies in the blog.

This year 2020 has seen 41 movies getting YIPPEED. THe record was set up in 2013 whe as many as 202 movies got YIPPEED.

Now a days we keep track of movies in the blog and we know which movies are nearing YIPPEEhood. The challenge often lies in locating the balance song or songs which are often rare songs.

“Baansuriya” (1949) was directed by Ram Narayan Dave for Nigaristaan Films, Bombay. The movie had Ram Singh, Geeta Bali, Om Prakash, Randhir, Kuldip, Sofia, Gulab, Uma Dutt, Shanti Madhok, Ramesh Thakur, Raj Pal, Sham Lal, Madan Kapoor, Raja Salim, Ram Avtaar etc in it.

The movie had eight songs in it. Seven songs have been covered in the past. Here are the details of the songs covered so far :-

Blog song number Song Date of posting
8745 Na shama ka qusoor na parwaane ka qusoor 22 September 2013
13190 Chaahe chori chori aao chaahe chhu chhup aao 25 April 2017
13298 Ye duniya kehti hai koi fariyaad na karey 1 June 2017
13538 Jo kar ke gaye barbaad hamen aati hai unki yaad hamen 20 August 2017
15764 Teri yaad sataaye ghadi ghadi 31 July 2020
15834 Dil tod ke jaane waale o 26 August 2020
15839 Tere saamne hum aansoo bahaayenge 27 August 2020

It can be seen that the movie was lying undiscussed in the blog since 2017. The year 2020 saw as many as three songs getting discussed in a matter of one month. Now only one song is left to be covered. That song is very much available.

Here is this eighth and final song from “Baansuriya” (1949) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Geeta Dutt. Mulkraj Bhakri 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 the song.

With this song, all the songs of “Baansuriya” (1949) get covered and the movie joins the list of movies that have been YIPPEED in the blog.


Song-Aa ja aa ja ke jiya mora taras gaya (Baansuriya)(1949) Singer-Geeta Dutt, Lyrics- Mulkraj Bhakri, MD-Husnlal Bhagatram

Lyrics

aa ja aa ja
ho aa ja aa jaa
ke jiya mora taras gaya
aa ja aa jaa
ho aa ja aa jaa
ke jiya mora taras gaya
tera saath kabhi na chhodoon
marte dam tak munh na modoon
aa ja aa jaa
ke jiya mora taras gaya

kaate kate na mose lambi lambi raat ho
kaate kate na mose lambi lambi raat ho
sun ja kabhi tu aake ik mori baat ho
sun ja kabhi tu aake ik mori baat ho
ik mori baat ho
ik mori baat ho
kyun humse kinaara kar gaye
hum to jeet hi hi mar gaye
aa ja aa jaa
ke jiya mora taras gaya
aa ja aa jaa
ho aa ja aa jaa
ke jiya mora taras gaya

maine to tere liye sab jag chhoda
maine to tere liye sab jag chhoda
kaahe bedardi toone dil mera toda
kaahe bedardi toone dil mera toda
dil mera toda
dil mera toda
ye baat bata ja aake
roothhe kyu ho nain mila ke
aa ja aa ja
ke jiya mora taras gaya
aa ja aa jaa
ho aa ja aa jaa
ke jiya mora taras gaya


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Blog Day :

4424 Post No. : 15841

While collecting information for writing articles on Hindi songs in Bangla films, I have often come across discussions and references about the beauty and the elegance of Suchitra Sen, Supriya Devi, Sandhya Roy and Sabitri Chatterjee in the golden period of Bangla film industry. In fact, during this period, all the four actresses ‘cornered’ a majority of Bangla films. In a way, they had partly contributed to the revival of Bangla film industry after a slump arising out of the partition of Bengal in 1947.

During this period, there was one more actress who was equally beautiful and had given outstanding performances in both Bangla and Hindi films who seems to have been almost forgotten now. The said actress is Sumitra Devi.

It is said that Sumitra Devi’s presence in the Calcutta (Kolkata) studios was so mesmersing that her co-stars Pradeep Kumar and Uttam Kumar used to visit the studios to watch her shootings even though they did not have their shooting schedule for those days. Shammi Kapoor who acted with her in ‘Chor Baazar’ (1954) had remarked that she was not only a beautiful actress but her etiquette and politeness brightened her beauty.

Today, August 28th is the 30th Remembrance Day of Sumitra Devi (22/07/1923 – 28/08/1990). She was born as Nileema (Lily) Chattopadhya in Shiuri (Bhirbum district), presently in West Bengal in a conservative brahmin family. Her father was a lawyer in Muzzafarpur in Bihar who was a nephew of Digambar Chatterjee, the then Chief Justice of the Calcutta High Court. After the Bihar earthquake, the family shifted to Kolkata where she completed her schooling with some interruptions in her education. In 1944, the family once again shifted out of Kolkata to Bankura due to the threat of Japanese bombing. After the end of World War II, the family shifted back to Kolkata.

During her school days, Sumitra Devi participated in dramas and also in amateur dramas after she finished her schooling. She was influenced by the acting of Kanan Devi and Chandrabati Devi. While watching a Bangla film ‘Samadhan’ (1943), she felt that she can act better than the lead actress in the film. She was so obsessed with working in the film that one day she gate-crashed into New Theatres Studio, met Debaki Bose and said that she would like to work in a film. Debaki Bose was surprised to see a young girl asking for a film role. But at the same time, he was so struck by her beauty that he immediately offered her the heroine’s role in his next Bangla film ‘Sandhi’ (1944). She was asked to come to the studio the next day after getting the permission from her father. However, her father would not give her permission to join films. It was through the intervention of New Theatre’s boss, B N Sircar whose father was known to Sumitra’s father that finally she got permission to join films.

Even though Sumitra Devi was taken for the Bangla film, ‘Sandhi’ (1944), she also got a role in ‘My Sister’ (1944) opposite K L Saigal. ‘Sandhi’ (1944) was released first followed by ‘My Sister’ (1944). Both films were instant hits making Sumitra Devi a star overnight. She won the best actress award from Bengal Film Journalists Association for her very first film. ‘Wasiyatnama’ (1945) was her second Hindi film.

However, Sumitra Devi’s becoming a star had an opposite effect on her domestic front. She had to face non-co-operation from the family of her first marriage at Bhagalpur which ended in divorce. Later on, she worked in successful Bangla films like ‘Pather Dabi’ (1947), Abhijog (1947) and ‘Joyjatra’ (1948). In all these films, she worked opposite Debi Mukherjee with whom she got married on 21/10/1946. A son was born to her on 01/12/1947. However, after 10 days, Debi Mukherjee died on December 11, 1947. It was speculated that he committed suicide.

Sumitra Devi took a sabbatical from films for a year. However, it was imperative that she kept herself busy with the work. With her parents looking after her son, she resumed shooting in 1949 and did ‘Swami’ (1949) and ‘Devi Chaudharani’ (1949) among others which became hits. In 1950, she shifted to Mumbai with her parents when she was offered a lead role in Bombay Talkies’ ‘Mashaal’ (1950) opposite Ashok Kumar. Her performance in the film was appreciated and she got more Hindi films such as ‘Ghunguroo (1952), ‘Deewaana’ (1952) and ‘Mamta’ (1952) in which she got the varied roles from dancer, queen and a single mother, respectively. She did the lead role opposite Kishore Sahu in ‘Mayurpankh’ (1954), in ‘Chor Baazar’ (1954) opposite Shammi Kapoor and a neglected wife in ‘Jaagte Raho’ (1956) and its Bangla version, ‘Ekdin Ratre’ (1956).

In between, Sumitra Devi continued to get Bangla films in the 1950s and 60s, the prominent films being ‘Dasyu Mohan’ (1955) in which Pradeep Kumar was her lead actor. and ‘Saheb Bibi Golam (1956), in which she played the role of the wife of the younger landlord (Uttam Kumar). Her role was subsequently done by Meena Kumari in the Hindi version, ‘Saheb Bibi Aur Ghulam’ (1962). In the national award-winning film ‘Andhare Alo’ (1957), she played the role of a courtesan. (Note:The above biography of Sumitra Devi is mainly based on ‘Sumitra Devi – Interview of 1952 in Cineplot and ‘Sumitra Devi’ by Jyoti Prakash Guha on IDMb).

From the second half of 1950s, most of Sumitra Devi’s films – both Hindi and Bangla did not fare well on the box office. In Mumbai, she started getting roles mostly in B grade films. In Kolkata, with the successful arrival of the new actresses like Suchitra Sen, Supriya Devi, Sandhya Roy etc, Sumitra Devi was relegated to the background. Her active years as an actress in Hindi and Bangla films virtually ended by the middle of 1960s. Her acting career comprised of 23 Hindi films and about 12 Bangla films.

It is said that in her later life, Sumitra Devi got married to a Mumbai-based businessman. She got some minor character roles to play in a few Hindi films in 1970s and 80s. Sumitra Devi died in Mumbai on August 28, 1990 at the age of 67.

‘Raja Harishchandra’ (1952) was one of Sumitra Devi’s early Hindi films which she had done in Mumbai. The film was produced by C M Trivedi and was directed by Raman B Desai. The star cast included Prem Adib and Sumitra Devi in the lead roles supported by Moni Chatterjee, Bipin Gupta, Lalita Pawar, Gope, Tiwari, Kammo etc. The film had 6 songs written by four lyricists – Bharat Vyas, Ramesh Gupta, Gulshan Jalalabadi and Qamar Jalalabadi. The songs were set to music by Husnlal-Bhagatram. Four songs have been covered in the Blog.

On the occasion of the 30th Remembrance Day of Sumitra Devi today, I present the 5th song from the film, ‘gori gori chaandni aur poonam ki raat re’. The song is sung by Lata Mangeshkar and picturised on Sumitra Devi in the role of Rani Taramati. This song is accredited to Bharat Vyas.

Video Clip (Longer)

Audio Clip:

Song-Gori gori chaandni ho aur poonam ki raat re (Raaja Harishchandra)(1952) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Bharat Vyas MD-Husnlal Bhagatram

Lyrics(Based on video version)

gori gori chaandni ho
gori gori chaandni
aur poonam ki raat re
meethi meethi
o meethi meethi saajna se
hogi man ki baat re
hogi man ki baat re
gori gori chaandni ho
gori gori chaandni
aur poonam ki raat re
meethi meethi
o meethi meethi saajna se
hogi man ki baat re
hogi man ki baat re

aaj ki hai raat hai
o o
aaj ki hai raat piya paas mere aayange
roothhoongi main unse
wo aa ke manaayenge
aa ke manaayenge
o o o
aa ke manaayenge
gaayenge khushi ke geet
gaayege khushi ke geet
hilmil saath re
meethi meethi
o meethi meethi saajna se
hogi man ki baat re
hogi man ki baat re
gori gori chaandni ho
gori gori chaandni
aur poonam ki raat re
meethi meethi
o meethi meethi saajna se
hogi man ki baat re
hogi man ki baat re

thandi thandi pawan saloni man bhaaye re….ae..ae ae ae
thandi thandi pawan saloni man bhaaye re…ae ae..ae ae ae
bindiya hamaari dekho gir gir jaaye re
gir gir jaaye re
bindiya hamaari dekho gir gir jaaye re
o o o
gir gir jaaye re
rimjhim rimjhim
rimjhim rimjhim
pade barsaat re
meethi meethi
o meethi meethi saajna se
hogi man ki baat re
hogi man ki baat re
gori gori chaandni ho
gori gori chaandni
aur poonam ki raat re
meethi meethi
o meethi meethi saajna se
hogi man ki baat re
hogi man ki baat re

kar ke singaar ho o o
kar ke singaar aaj unko rijhaaungi
odh ke chunariya sajan ghar jaaungi
sajan ghar jaaungi
o o o sajan ghar jaaungi
mehndi se laal laal
mehndi se laal laal
honge mere haath re
meethi meethi
o meethi meethi saajna se
hogi man ki baat re
hogi man ki baat re
gori gori chaandni ho
gori gori chaandni
aur poonam ki raat re
meethi meethi
o meethi meethi saajna se
hogi man ki baat re
hogi man ki baat re


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4423 Post No. : 15839

When blog ten year challenge series was started in the blog the last year then the seris hoped to take up songs of those movies that were covered in the blog ten years ago and which were not YIPPEED despite the passage of one decade. That way, this series was also an aid in informing us about movies which offer us opportunities not only for Blog ten year challenge, but also subsequently about their potential YIPPiehood.

The project YIPPEE itself seems to have gone on a backburner, as is the project of seeing artists through to their centuries in the blog. The other project of discussing songs on th occasion of anniversaries of artists is somehow being maintained, thanks to the contributions of a few enthusiastic contributors.

Their enthusiasm often rubs off on me as well, and I too try and make some efforts, which have seen some progress in these projects. Three YIPPEED movie in August 2020 and one artist reaching century mark may not amount to much, but it still shows some progress.

To help me to quickly identify which movies and which artists to cover, I have build up some aids.

To help me identify movies nearing YIPPEEdom, Whenever a movie had two songs left to be covered, I mark movies them down in a earmarked excel sheetWhenever a movie had two songs left to be covered. I also have a list of songs of artists, and I know at a glance which artists are nearing their centuries.

When a song of “Baansuriya”(1949) was discussed yesterday (26 august 2020, it gave me the information that six out of eight songs from the movie had got covered. So, “Baansuriya”(1949) joined the shortlist of YIPPiable moviesyesterday.

When I checked up the availability of the remaining two songs, I found that they were available. So this movie can be YIPPEED easily.

Here is the seventh and penultimate song from “Baansuriya”(1949) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Geeta Dutt (then Roy). Mulkraj Bhakri 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 the song.


Song-Tere saamne hum aansoo bahaayenge (Baansuriya)(1949) Singer-Geeta Dutt, Lyrics-Mulkraj Bhakri, MD-Husnlal Bhagatram

Lyrics

tere saamne hum aansu bahaayenge
dil ka na dard sunaayenge
sunayenge
tere saamne hum aansu bahaayenge
dil ka na dard sunaayenge
sunayenge
tere saamne hum aansu bahaayenge

laakh hans ke chalo
laakh bach ke chalo
chhup chhup ke raho
tum milo na milo
gali teri ke phere lagaayenge
lagayenge
tere saamne hum aansu bahaayenge
dil ka na dard sunaayenge
sunaayenge
tere saamne hum aansu bahaayenge

tum badal jaao lekin na badlenge hum
maar daalega teri judaai ka gham
tere dar pe ye jaan ganwaayenge
gawayenge
tere saamne hum aansu bahaayenge
dil ka na dard sunaayenge
sunaayenge
tere saamne hum aansu bahaayenge
dil ka na dard sunaayenge
sunaayenge
tere saamne hum aansu bahaayenge


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