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Posts Tagged ‘Indeewar


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Blog Day :

4513 Post No. : 16065

“Ek Phool Ek Bhool”(1968) was directed by Kidar Kapoor. This “social drama” had Dev Kumar, Zeb Rehman, Jayanti, Sudhir, Madan Puri, KN Singh, Helen, Dulari, Sunder etc in it.

The movie had five songs in it. Two songs from the movie have been covered in the blog. Both songs were covered in 2012 and after that there has been no activity for songs of this movie in the blog,

After the passage of eight years, here is another song from “Ek Phool Ek Bhool”(1968) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. Indeewar is the lyricist. Music is composed by Usha Khanna.

The song is picturised as a roadside tamasha song where a lady performs a dance song, assisted by a few colleagues accompanying her on musical instruments like dholak etc. A group of bystanders dutyfully gather around the performers in a circle. The most well known song of this genre is the “Zanjeer” (1973) song- Deewaane hain deewaanon ko na ghar chaahiye .

I am unable to identify the lady performing the dance while the lead pair look on as part of the audience. I can identify Birbal as the dholakiya. I request our knowledgeable readers to help identify the other artists seen in the picturisation.


Song-O kahaan leke dil chale (Ek Phool Ek Bhool)(1968) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Indeewar, MD-Usha Khanna

Lyrics

o kahaan leke dil chale mere sainya manchale
o kahaan leke dil chale mere sainya manchale
kaahe ko itni doori
laga bhi lo gale
o kahaan leke dil chale mere sainya manchale
o kahaan leke dil chale mere sainya manchale

rok lenge tumhen nainon ke teer se
nainon ke teer se
baandh lenge ji zulfon ki zanjeer se
ae ji zanjeer se
na tum ja sakoge door na rahenge faasle
na tum ja sakoge door na rahenge faasle
kaahe ko itni doori
laga bhi lo gale
o kahaan leke dil chale mere saiya manchale

aaj tak tumne mujhse kinaara kiya
haan kinaara kiya
phir bhi dekho tumhen maine pa hi liya
haan jee pa hi liya
sooni sooni raahon mein diye pyaar ke jale
o sooni sooni raahon mein diye pyaar ke jale
kaahe ko itni doori
laga bhi lo gale
o kahaan leke dil chale mere sainya manchale

roothhi ye chutkiyon mein mana lenge hum
haan mana lenge hum
aur apna tumhe phir bana lenge hum
haan bana lenge hum
sachche kar lenge sapne
jo sapne aankhon mein paley
sachche kar lenge sapne
jo sapne aankhon mein paley
kaahe ko itni doori laga bhi lo gale
o kahaan leke dil chale
mere sainya manchale
o kahaan leke dil chale
mere sainya manchale


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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4505 Post No. : 16046 Movie Count :

4387

#The Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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# Bhoole-Bisre Geet # 112 # Debutant movie – Pyaar Ka Rishtaa-1973
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While discussing this song ‘chhoone na doongi main haath re’ from ‘Zindagi-1964’ Atul ji had given the complete details of filmography(or discography) of Shankar-Jaikishan.

I was looking for a movie where music is composed by Shankar-Jaikishan and the movie was yet to be introduced on the blog. The filmography starts from ‘Barsaat-1949’ and the last movie in this list is ‘Love In Bombay-2013’.
The oldest movie in the list not yet introduced on the blog is ‘Pyaar Ka Rishtaa-1973’. I am presenting a song from this movie today.

‘Pyaar Ka Rishtaa-1973’ was directed by Sultan Ahmed for ‘Golden Films, Bombay’. It was produced by Tony Walker.

It had Mumtaz, Sameer, Vinod Khanna, Shatrughan Sinha, Balraj Sahni, Nirupa Roy, Nadira, with Jayshree T., Malka, Randhir, Yunus Parvez, Master Ripple, Baby Deepali, Moolchand Kapoor, Master Ejaz and Chaman Puri and Johny Walker.

This movie was written by Mushtaq Jalili, and editing of this movie was done by M.S. Shinde.

This movie had total five songs composed by Shankar-Jaikishan. Here are the details of these songs;

Song Lyricist
Dekho dil na kisi ka toote… pyaar ka rishtaa sachchaa rishta, baaki rishte jhoothhe Indeevar
O ho ho ho … aansoo ko paseene mein badlo … mehnat se naseeb badaltaa hai Indeevar
Oye, nakh nakh nakhre waali… de de re dil mera … Shakeel Badayuni
Mera naam hai Flory … Shakeel Badayuni
Haay haay dukhi jaaye mori kamariyaa… Shakeel Badayuni

Mohd Rafi, Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhonlse and Sharda had given their voices to the songs in this movie.

The songs in this movie were penned by Shakeel Badayuni (who by the time of release of this movie had passed away on 20.04.1970) and Indeevar.

For today’s presentation I have selected a motivational song sung by Rafi Saab. Lyrics are by Indeevar. And music is composed by Shankar-Jaikishan.

With today’s song, ‘Pyaar Ka Rishtaa-1973’ makes its debut on the blog …

Let us now listen to this song with a message….

Video

Audio

Song-Aansoo ko paseene mein badlo (Pyaar Ka Rishtaa)(1973) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Indeewar, MD-Shankar Jaikishan

Lyrics

o ho ho ho o
o ho o °°°°°°°°

aansoo ko paseene mein badlo
mehnat se naseeb badaltaa hai
ye itna hi sach hai jitna
sooraj har roz nikalta hai
aansoo ko paseene mein badlo
mehnat se naseeb badaltaa hai
ye itna hi sach hai jitna
sooraj har roz nikalta hai

ik pal mein chhupaa hai ik jeewan
ik pal na bitaanaa baaton mein
kismat na sitaaron mein dekho
kismat hai tumhaare haathhon mein
baaton se kuchh bhi nahin hota
haathhon hi se kuchh bantaa hai
mehnat ka naam hai taaj mahal
mehnat ka naam ajanta hai
insaan ka paseena girte hi
patthar se phool nikalta hai
ye itna hi sach hai jitna
sooraj har roz nikalta hai
aansoo ko paseene mein badlo
mehnat se naseeb badaltaa hai
ye itna hi sach hai jitna
sooraj har roz nikalta hai

ik roz to daulat ke badle
mehnat ka sikkaa chalnaa hai
mehnat ka sikkaa chalnaa hai
saara sansaar badalnaa hai
jab mehnat ki qeemat hogi
chaandi na kahin chal paayegi
sikkon mein nahin dhal paayegi
mehnat ko nahin chhal paayegi ee
haathon ki haraarat lagte hi *
pal mein faulaad pighalta hai
ye itna hi sach hai jitna
sooraj har roz nikalta hai

aansoo ko paseene mein badlo
mehnat se naseeb badaltaa hai
ye itna hi sach hai jitna
sooraj har roz nikalta hai

* (in audio link)
(haathon ki taaqat ke aage
parbat ka dil bhi dehaltaa hai)

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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ओ हो हो हो ओ
ओ हो ओ°°°°°°°°
आँसू को पसीने में बदलो
मेहनत से नसीब बदलता है
ये इतना ही सच है जितना
सूरज हर रोज़ निकलता है
आँसू को पसीने में बदलो
मेहनत से नसीब बदलता है
ये इतना ही सच है जितना
सूरज हर रोज़ निकलता है

इक पल में छुपा है इक जीवन
इक पल न बिताना बातों में
किस्मत न सितारों में देखो
किस्मत है तुम्हारे हाथों में
बातों से कुछ भी नहीं होता
हाथों ही से कुछ बनता है
मेहनत का नाम है ताज महल
मेहनत का नाम अजंता है
इंसान का पसीना गिरते ही
पत्थर से फूल निकलता है
ये इतना ही सच है जितना
सूरज हर रोज़ निकलता है
आँसू को पसीने में बदलो
मेहनत से नसीब बदलता है
ये इतना ही सच है जितना
सूरज हर रोज़ निकलता है

इक रोज़ तो दौलत के बदले
मेहनत का सिक्का चलना है
मेहनत का सिक्का चलना है
सारा संसार बदलना है
जब मेहनत की कीमत होगी
चांदी न कहीं चल पाएगी
सिक्कों में नहीं ढल पाएगी
मेहनत को नहीं छल पाएगी ई
हाथों की हरारत लगते ही *
पल में फौलाद पिघलता है
ये इतना ही सच है जितना
सूरज हर रोज़ निकलता है
आँसू को पसीने में बदलो
मेहनत से नसीब बदलता है
ये इतना ही सच है जितना
सूरज हर रोज़ निकलता है

*(श्रवण कड़ी में)
(हाथों की ताक़त के आगे
परबत का दिल भी दहलता है )


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

Blog Day :

4503 Post No. : 16042

15.11.2020

# Superstar Child Artist – Junior Mehmood # 7
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Today 15th November 2020 is the sixty-fourth birthday of actor Junior Mehmood.

On this occasion here is a ‘birthday’ song which he is performing for other ‘child artists birthday’ in the movie while doing jigs in his own unimitable style.

I had earlier planned to send an older write-up with a song from ‘Bachpan-1969’, which I had sent last year and was not posted. However I am holding it for the future now. Because it is linked with a task now. 😊

Yesterday we celebrated children’s day and enjoyed this song. This song is picturised on various child artists including Junior Mehmood. However as this was his first released movie and he was yet to become a ‘child superstar’ at that time. I did not include this song in this series and rather sent it separately for ‘children’s day’ celebration. I guess the songs from this movie ‘Naunihal-1967’ could be the first instance of Jr Mehmood performing on songs.

Later on, he went on to act in many movies as a child artist and he was very popular among people like me who were born and growing during those years of late sixties and early seventies. He was the most loved child artist of that era.

His acting career continued even as an adult actor. However, he didn’t get the same success and adulation in movies as an adult actor what he received as a ‘child artist’.

As a child artist Junior Mehmood achieved a ‘Superstar’ like status. Many songs were picturised on him wherein he would copy many stars and his guru the famous comedian Mehmood.

So far, we have enjoyed the following six songs in this series;

1) lagey koi lottery koi jackpot lagey

2) Na koi paisa na ilm banaao bambai mein film

3) Mera naam hai Mehmood

4) Birha ki rain sooni sooni sejariya

5) Aisa banoonga actor main yaaron

6) Ham hi jaanen ek torey manwa ki peer

I have marked three more songs of him (brought to my notice by our team members Peevesie’s Mom ji and Prakash ji) for presentation in future posts.

I have mentioned it in one of my earlier post in this series that there could be more songs picturised on him and we will try to bring them here and then compile the list of total songs picturised on him.

Very recently I came across today’s song. This is from the ‘1973’ movie ‘Archana’.

One very popular song from this movie has been posted on the blog on 04.01.2012. I was surprised to see that the post on this popular song has attracted no comments so far.

Perhaps that is why our Atul ji has said this in one of his post here;

“I wonder if someone has ever tried to analyse why people like some songs and not other songs. Why do some songs become timeless classics while others are forgotten after their initial run?”

Coming back to today’s song now let us have the details about this movie in brief.

‘Archana-1973’ was directed by for ‘Vikram Pictures’ Bombay. It had Mala Sinha, Sanjeev Kumar, Snehlata with Jagdeep, Manmohan Krishna, Bobby, Jagridar, V. Gopal, Sulochana, Shabnam, Madhu, Sushila, Shibana and Om Prakash and others.

Jr Mehmood makes a special appearance in this movie.

Story of this movie was written by Prof. Tamhane, and screenplay was written by Madhusudan Kalaelakar.
Dialogues for this movie were written by Anand Romani, editing of this movie was done by Govind Dalwadi.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 1st October’1973.

This movie has six songs written by Hasrat Jaipuri, Indeevar and Neeraj.

Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhonsle, Mohd Rafi and Manna Dey give their voices to the songs in movie.

Music for this movie was composed by Shankar-Jaikishan. (coincidentally, nowadays I am incidentally coming across many songs of Shankar-Jaikishan some of them heard earlier and some new for me.

Here is the list of these six songs as per HFGK Vol-V (1971-1980);

S.No. Song Title Lyricist Posted on
01 Jaise …. preetam se pyaar badhha jaaye Hasrat Jaipuri
02 Jab ham hain tere saath… janamdin tujhko Indeevar
03 Jiyaa mein laaga more baan preet ka Hasrat Jaipuri
04 Tan mann tere rang rangoongee Neeraj 04.01.2012
05 Jaane kis roop ki jaadubhari parchhaayi ho Hasrat Jaipuri
06 Jo dil mein chubha… ab bas mein kahaan Hasrat Jaipuri/Indeevar

Let us now enjoy today’s song where many child artists are seen.
Let us wish Junior Mehmood a ‘very happy birthday today’ and a ‘healthy, peaceful and entertaining’ life ahead.

Today’s song is sung by Asha Bhonsle and it is written by Indeevar. Music is composed by Shankar-Jaikishan.

(Note: -Lyrics noted are as per the audio link which has three stanzas)

Video

Audio

Song-Janamdin tujhko mubaarak ho (Archana)(1973) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Indeewar, MD-Shankar Jaikishan

Lyrics

(mubaarak ho
raju janamdin mubaarak ho
mubaarak ho
raju janamdin mubaarak ho
mubaarak ho
raju janamdin mubaarak ho
mubaarak ho
raju janamdin mubaarak ho
raju janamdin mubaarak ho)

jab ham hain tere saath
phir darne ki kya baat
janamdin tujhko mubaarak ho
janamdin tujhko mubaarak ho
jab ham hain tere saath
phir darne ki kya baat
janamdin tujhko mubaarak ho o
janamdin tujhko mubaarak ho

bachpan se apne pairon par
jo bhi khade hote hain
haan jo bhi khade hote hain
wohi mahaan banaa karte hain
wohi bade hote hain
himmat hai tere saath
phir mushkil hai kya baat
janamdin tujhko mubaarak ho o o
janamdin tujhko mubaarak ho
jab ham hain tere saath
phir darne ki kya baat
janamdin tujhko mubaarak ho
janamdin tujhko mubaarak ho o

hamen dekh apnon se pichhde
phir bhi muskaate hain
haan phir bhi muskaate hain
museebatein darti hain hamse
aansoo ghabraaten hain
haan aansoo ghabraaten hain ae
tu dulhaa
ham baaraat
laa de haathon mein haath
janamdin tujhko mubaarak ho
janamdin tujhko mubaarak ho o
jab ham hain tere saath
phir darne ki kya baat
janamdin tujhko mubaarak ho o
janamdin tujhko mubaarak ho o

naam likha jaaye taaron mein
kaam tu karna aise ae
haan kaam tu karna aise ae
tujhe dhoondhti phir teri maa
aayegi nahin kaise ae
haan aayegi nahin kaise ae
arey de de gham ko maat
ham sab ki duaa tere saath
janamdin tujhko mubaarak ho o o
janamdin tujhko mubaarak ho o
jab ham hain tere saath
phir darne ki kya baat
janamdin tujhko mubaarak ho
janamdin tujhko mubaarak ho o


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Blog Day :

4485 Post No. : 16002

“Anuraag”(1956) was produced by singer Mukesh and it was directed by Madhusudan for Mukesh Films, Bombay. The movie had Usha Kiran, Mukesh, Mridula, Protima Devi, Shivraj, Uma Devi etc in it.

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

Here is the fifth song from “Anuraag”(1956) to appear in the blog. This song is a “story” song sung by Shamshad Begam and Madhubala Jhaweri. Indeewar is the lyricist. Music is composed by Mukesh.

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


Song-Aaj ham tumhen sunaane waale hain eh shahzaade ki kahaani (Anuraag)(1956) Singers-Shamshad Begam, Madhubala Jhaweri, Lyrics-Indeewar, MD-Mukesh
Both

Lyrics

aaj hum tumhen sunaanewaale hain
ek shahzaade ki kahaani
aaj hum tumhe sunaanewaale hain
ek shahzaade ki kahaani
aji aise jaal mein phansa bichaara yaad aa gayi naani
aaj hum tumhe sunanewale hain
ek shahzaade ki kahaani
haan haan shahzaade ki kahaani

rahti thhi ek bholi ladki rajkumar ke saath
haan haan
rajkumar ke saath
aji donon mein thha mel bada
hilmil karte thhe baat
haan haan

hilmil karte baat
ae ji ladki man hi man mein sochti
banoongi ek din raani
aaj hum tumhen sunaanewaale hain
ek shahzaade ki kahaani
haan haan shahzaade ki kahaani

aji rajkumar shikaar ko nikla ek din kar taiyyaari
haan haan

ek din kar taiyyaari
ae ji mili wahaan par use ek pariyon ki rajkumaari
haan haan
pariyon ki rajkumaari
aji ghulmil gaye aapas mein jaise
ho pahchaan puraani

aaj hum tumhen sunaanewaale hain
ek shahzaade ki kahaani
haan haan shahzaade ki kahaani

kismat ka thha khel bichhad gayi pariyon ki shahzaadi
haan haan
pariyon ki shahzaadi
arre rajkumar ko karni padi bholi ladki se shaadi
haan haan

us ladki se shaadi
ae ji sukhi na thha phir bhi thhi
usko jag ki reet nibhaani
aaj hum tumhen sunaanewaale hain
ek shahzaade ki kahaani
haan haan shahzaade ki kahaani

aji jeet liya sewa se us ladki ne rajkumar
haan haan

ladki ne rajkumar
ae ji bhool gaya pariyon ki shahzaadi wo ek baar
haan haan
shahzaadi ek baar
aji aayi khushi mahal mein
ho gayi kaali raat suhaani

aaj hum tumhen sunaanewaale hain
ek shahzaade ki kahaani
haan haan shahzaade ki kahaani

dhoondhte dhoondhte pari aa gayi rajkumar se milne
haan haan
rajkumar se milne
aur jaane kya kya socha us din rajkumar ke dil ne
haan haan

rajkumar ke dil ne
ae ji ab kya hoga kaun bataaye
kismat kisne jaani
aaj hum tumhen sunaanewaale hain
ek shahzaade ki kahaani
aji aise jaal mein phansa bichaara
yaad aa gayi naani
aaj hum tumhen sunaanewaale hain
ek shahzaade ki kahaani
haan haan shahzaade ki kahaani


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Blog Day :

4474 Post No. : 15976

“Aakhir Kyon”(1985) was produced and directed by J Omprakash. Now I realise why this movie title starts with the letter “A”. 🙂

The movie had Rajesh Khanna, Smita Patil, Rakesh Roshan, Tina Munim, Asrani, Sujit Kumar, Shubha Khote, Beena Bannerjee etc in it.

THe movie was a archtypical South Indian “social” movie. Peevesie’s mom, while discussing one earlier song from the movie had provided this summary of the story of the movie

That movie had a very topical theme of a wife (Smita Patil) being abandoned by her whimsical husband (Rakesh Roshan) for another girl (Tina Munim). The story goes on to show Smita becoming a TV anchor (she was one prior to coming into movies) and then graduating to a Novelist. Then it turns out that when her husband’s business falls in bad times he approaches her; requests her to write for him; so that he can get their daughter (whom had forcibly kept with himself at the time of separation) married decently. That is the gist of the movie. We also had a partly bald Rajesh Khanna playing a TV (DoorDarshan) cameraman who admires Smita for her rebounding power and is a support to her throughout.

This movie came at a time when DD was the only channel available and people used to have one TV in their drawing rooms. And whole families used to sit and watch whatever was dished out to them. Otherwise I cannot imagine an entire family sitting and watching this kind of a musical show on TV these days. Also those were the days when people used to quote Rani Jhansi in all their speeches. Also Indira Gandhi and Margaret Thatcher were sources of inspiration.

The movie had five songs in it. Four songs have been covered so far, with the movie making its debut in the blog in 2008, the first year for the blog !
Here are the details of the song covered in the blog :-

Blog post number Song Date posted
422 Dushman na kare dost ne wo kaam kiya hai 21 December 2008
5603 Saat rang mein khel rahi hai 8 March 2012
9544 Komal hai kamzor nahin tu 8 March 2014
15696 Ek andhera laakh sitaare 2 July 2020

We can see from the table that second and third song from the movie were discussed on 8th march (2012 and 2014) on the occasion of Women’s day. It shows that the movie had some sort of “Women’s empowerment” message in the movie.

Today (17 october 2020) happens to be the birthday anniversary of Smita Patil (17 October 1955- 13 December 1986). On this occasion, here is the fifth and final song from “Aakhir Kyon”(1985) to appear in the blog.

This song is sung by Lata. Indeewar is the lyricist. Music is composed by Rajesh Roshan.

The song is picturised as a get together song where Smita Patil lip syncs this semi classocal song while others, including Tina Munim, Rakesh Roshan and others look on. Tina Munim also uses this opportunity to fantasise about Rakesh Roshan.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Avinash Scrapwala.

With this song, all the five songs of “Aakhir Kyon”(1985) are covered in the blog and the movie joins the list of movies that have been YIPPEED in the blog. This movie took nearly 12 years (3753 days to be precise) to get YIPPEED.

This song is the 3600th song of Lata Mangeshkar as a playback singer in the blog.

Video

Audio

Song-Shaam huyi chadhh aayi re badariya (Aakhir Kyon)(1985) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Indeewar, MD-Rajesh Roshan

Lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

Aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa
Hoon hoon hoon
Hoon hoon

Shaam Huyee
Chadh Aayee Re Badariyaa
Shaam Huyee
Chadh Aayee Re Badariyaa
Abahoon Naa Aaye
More Shyaama Sanwaariyaa
Shaam Huyee
Chadh Aayee Re Badariyaa

Abahoon Naa Aaye
More Shyaama Sanwaariyaa
Shaam Huyee
Chadh Aayee Re Badariyaa
Shaam Huyee
Chadh Aayee Re Badariyaa

O o o
Aa aa aa

Anchhuye Honth Mere
Khoye Khoye Nain Mere
Goonjatey Hai Praanon Mein
Madhur Madhur Bol Tere
Mere Saath Bain Kare ae Ho o
Mere Saath Bain Kare
Moree Atariyaa
Shaam Huyee
Chadh Aayee Re Badariyaa
Shaam Huyee
Chadh Aayee Re Badariyaa

Solah Baras Beete
Gin Gein Ratiyaan
Pee Se Milan Chalee
Sang Kee Sakhiyaan
Ab to Le Lo Piyaa aa Ho o
Ab to Le Lo Piyaa
Aake khabariyaa
Shaam Huyee
Chadh Aayee Re Badariyaa

Paa ni saa re
Ni saa re
Ni saa re
Ni dha paa
Aa aa aa
Aa aa aa
Shaam Huyee
Chadh Aayee Re Badariyaa
Abahoon Naa Aaye
More Shyaama Sanwaariyaa
Shaam Huyee
Chadh Aayee Re Badariyaa
Shaam Huyee
Chadh Aayee Re Badariyaa


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Blog Day :

4473 Post No. : 15974

When I checked up the list of movies introduced in the blog chronologically (from the first day of the blog), I found that the first 17 movies which were introduced on the blog on the first 17 days (at the rate of one song a day) have been YIPPEED by now.

But the 18th movie which was introduced in the blog on 5 August 2008 is still unYIPPEED. This movie, “Aansoo Aur Muskaan”(1970) made a rollicking debut in the blog with a fantastically entertaining song, Guni janon bhakt janon, sung and enacted by Kishore Kumar. Back then this song was a rare and forgotten song for most music lovers and it was specially uploaded on YT by me.

“Aansoo Aur Muskaan”(1970) was directed by P Madhwan for Screen Gems, Madras. This “social” movie had Hema Malini, Ajay Sahni, Om Prakash, Bobby, Jagdeep, Suresh, Maruti, David, Bindu, Shabnam, Tuntun, Birbal, Padmini, Manmohan, Kishore Kumar etc in it.

The movie had six songs in it. Apart from the above mentioned song, only one more song has been covered in the blog.

The Kishore Kumar song of the movie seems to have stolen the march over other aspects of the movie. I was not even aware who were the lead actors of the movie. When I noticed that “Aansoo Aur Muskaan”(1970) was the oldest UNYIPPEED movies in the blog, I decided to something about it. While planning to discuss other songs, I realised that Hema Malini was the leading lady in this movie and that today (16 october 2020) happens to be her birthday, I decided to use this opportunity to discuss a song from “Aansoo Aur Muskaan”(1970) which is oicturised on her.

I just realised that this movie is exactly 50 years old ! And I also realised that Hema Malini (DoB 16 october 1948), who was then 22 years old. She is still active in Public life. She is a member of Parliament from Mathura (UP) and she still gived Dance performances. She is seen in several TV ads. Looking at her, it is impossible to believe that she is 72 years old ! She is easily the best example of agelessness.

On the occasion of her birthday, here is this song from “Aansoo Aur Muskaan”(1970). It is sung by Lata. Indeewar is the lyricist. Music is composed by Kalyanji Anandji.

The song is picturised on Hema Malini and a child artist. I request our knowledgeable readers to help identify the child artist.
PS-Our inhouse artist recognition expert Prakashchandra tells us that the chilfd artist is “wonder child” Bobby.

We in the blog take this opportunity to with Hema Malini a very happy birthday and wish her many happy returns of the day.

Audio

Video

Song-Taare toota karte hain (Aansoo aur Muskaan)(1970) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Indeewar, MD-Kalyanji Anandji

Lyrics

ho o o o o
o o o

taare toota karte hain
sahaare chhoota karte hain
taare toota karte hain
sahaare chhoota karte hain
kabhi na tootenge
mamta ka naate pyaare
taare toota karte hain
sahaare chhoota karte hain

o o o
o o o
o o o
o o o
o o o

aankh michauli khelen andhiyaare ujiyaale
aankh michauli khelen andhiyaare ujiyaale
apnon se chhupte hain saari duniya waale
aanchal ke phoolon se
maata aankh na phere
aanchal ke phoolon se
maata aankh na phere
sab kuchh apna hai
jab tu hai paas hamaare
taare toota karte hain
sahaare chhoota karte hain

jeevan dhan hai mera
tera sundar mukhda
jeevan dhan hai mera
tera sundar mukhda
dekh ke mukhda tera
bhooloon main har dukhda
tu hi to laayegi
meri khoyi bahaaren
tu hi to laayegi
meri khoyi bahaaren
pyaar ka bandhan tu
do dil na rahenge nyaare
taare toota karte hain
sahaare chhoota karte hain
kabhi na tootenge
mamta ke naate pyaare
taare toota karte hain
sahaare chhoota karte hain
o o o
o o o
o o o
o o o
o o o
o o o
hmm mm mm
hmm mm mm


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 :

4420 Post No. : 15829

Remembrance day of Kalyanji :
24th August :

Since yesterday, when I chanced upon “Dharmatma”(1975) in the “list of songs-moviewise”, I am in a fix. How to start this post !

Unbelievably, only two famous songs from ‘Dharmatma” are posted.
kya khoob lagti ho and

tere chehre mein wo jaadoo hai

Dharmatma had only 4 songs but all were quality songs. As a tribute to Kalyanji (of Kalyanji-Anandji duo) on his 20th death anniversary, I am presenting this song “meri galiyon se logon ki yaari badh gayi”, a duet by Lata Mangeshkar and Mahendra Kapoor. Indeevar is the lyricist.

I have seen this movie in the early 80’s at Belgaum. A lasting memory is of people throwing coins in the theatre, when the song ‘tere chehre mein woh jaadoo hai’ began. I have seen the movie one more time after that, on TV. So the impression is of that pristine scenery of locations in Afghanistan, the colourful and beautiful Hema Malini, those light romantic songs, which are light yet intense. This is, I think is the hall mark of Kalyanji-Anandji, not so much in the early phase of late 50’s but later movies, I find the compositions to be a bit more intense than what other music directors were making. They are basically in the mold of Shankar-Jaikishan, similar to Laxmikant-Pyarelal. But Kalyanji-Anandji’s compositions usually were intense and sharp, but fell short of going over the top. The music orchestration was sounded brighter, never dull. Take the songs of “Saraswati Chandra”, understated yet intense on emotion. Or the songs of ‘Jab jab phool khile”, it was like extreme emotion of a Madan Mohan’s and the unwillingness of SDB to cross a boundary. I think S D Burman crossed his own self-imposed boundaries only in “Pyaasa” and “Guide” to some extent. But that is another story.

This unique balance is visible in numerous songs they composed for Manoj Kumar’s films and Feroz Khan’s films too. Take “Purab paschim”’songs, they are a study in contrasting compositions, from “koyi jab tumhaara hriday tod de” to “purva suhaani aayi re….”. Through 70’s they were using a mix of male playback singers for singing for various camps and also actors, including Rajesh Khanna. For female songs, by and large they were faithful to Lata Mangeshkar.

I think the audio cassette I had of sad songs of Mukesh, had mostly Kalyanji-Anandji’s compositions. I will try and list them.
koyi jab tumhaara hriday tod de
Chaandi ki deewaar na todi
Mujhko iss raat ki tanhaayi mein aawaaz na do
Hum chhod chale hain mehfil ko
Main to ek khwaab hoon
Waqt karta jo wafaa
Mere toote huye dil se
Hamne tujhko pyaar kiya hai itna
Jis dil mein basa thha pyaar tera

Another thing to be noted here is that most of them are written by Indeewar. The Kalyanji-Anandi teaming with Indeewar was pretty consistent throughout, with few exceptions like “Kora Kaaghaz” and “Jab Jab Phool Khile”. By 1980’s they had also teamed up with Anjaan.

Coming back to the film ‘Dharmatma”, it could have been tacky and gone out of control. But Feroze Khan as director did manage to make this film a worthy adaptation of ‘The Godfather”. An indianised version couldn’t have been better than this in the 70’s. Clearly the outdoor location shots are fabulous and full of vibrant colour. Cinematography must have been one of the reasons for its popularity when released, the same year with the block buster like “Sholey”. Later on more technically slick movies could be made, but no one could quite capture the brilliance of the deserted sunny Afghanistan. The ‘buzkashi’ scenes were replicated in ‘Khuda Gawaah” later. It is also a fact that need for glorification and glamorization of nomadic tribes held sway over authentic portrayal of the tribal lifestyle of the region.

The song is a function song, where Hema Malini as ‘Reshma’ is dancing, more trying to make a statement and asserting her independence to both Feroz Khan and Danny Danzongpa.

I quote these lines from another song (waqt karta jo wafaa) by Indeevar :

ham bhi pyaase hain ye saaqi ko bataa bhi na sake
saamne jaam thaa aur jaam uthaa bhi na sake
kaash ham ghairat-e-mehfil ke na maare hote

Certainly, Reshma here has no such hang-ups 🙂 🙂

And Hema Malini as the gypsy girl is yet to be emulated by anyone. It is the magic of Cinema in Eastman colour. I want to say no more.

Audio:

Video :

Song-Meri galiyon se logon ki yaari badh gayi (Dharmatma)(1975)
Mahendra Kapoor, Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics-Indeevar, MD-Kalyanji-Anandji
Chorus

Lyrics

Ae liyaa aaa aa
ae ae ae liyaa aa
zubaan zubaan par charche tere
gulshan gulshan mehkaa hai
teri jawaani ki yeh khushboo
saara ‘aalam behka hai
tu hi mera pyaar hai
tu hi meri bandagi
tu hi mera khwaab hai
tu hi meri zindagi
padaa jo tere
husn kaa saayaa
kaante khil gaye ban kar kaliyaan
zair-o-haram ko bhool gaye ham
jab se dekhi teri galiyaan

reshmaa aaaa
reshmaa aaaa
reshmaa aaaa
reshmaa aaaa
reshmaa aaaa

meri galiyon se
meri gliyon se logon ki yaari badh gayi
meri gliyon se
logon ki yaari badh gayi
sab ki nazron mein meri jawaani chadh gayi
koyi kahe dil le jaa
koyi kahe dil de jaa
koyi kahe dil le jaa
koyi kahe dil de jaa
tujh mein agar
himmat ho mujhe tu
le jaa le jaa le jaa
hoy qurbaan
le jaa aa
le jaa aa
le jaa aa
meri galiyon se
meri gliyon se logon ki yaari badh gayi
meri gliyon se

mujhe paa
sakegaa wohi ee
mera dil jis pe ho meherbaan aaan
mera dil jis pe ho meherbaan
aise paana nahin hai aasaan aan
pehle rakh le hatheli pe jaan
pehle rakh le hatheli pe jaan
kitne mere deewaane
tera kaanp na jaaye kalejaa
kitne mere deewaane
tera kaanp na jaaye kalejaa
tujh mein agar
himmat ho mujhe tu
le jaa le jaa le jaa
woy qurbaan
le jaa aa
le jaa aa
le jaa aa
meri galiyon se
meri gliyon se logon ki yaari badh gayi
meri gliyon se

ho oooo ooo
oooo ooooo
oooooooo

ho agar nibhaane ka dam mm
dil lagaane ka tab naam le ae
dil lagaane ka tab naam le
tu agar jawaan mard hai ae
haathh aa ke meraa thaam le ae
haathh aa ke meraa thaam le
honnthon ne tujhe daawat di
paighaam nazar ne bhejaa aa
honthon ne tujhe daawat di
paighaam nazar ne bhejaa aa
tujh mein agar
himmat ho mujhe tu
le jaa le jaa le jaa
qurbaan
le jaa aa
le jaa aa
le jaa aa
meri galiyon se
meri galiyon se logon ki yaari badh gayi
sab ki nazron mein meri jawaani chadh gayi


This article is written by Peevesie’s mom, 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 :

4410 Post No. : 15804 Movie Count :

4354

Hullo Atuldom

Today’s post is because of this song. This song reminded me how amused I used to be whenever I saw it.

Atulji has mentioned the starcast of “Tohfa”, the movie of which the above song is. He has mentioned that he felt the props comprising of saris was imaginative. If he had seen the movie he would have understood the reason for the ‘Sari’ prop. I am sure there will be some followers of the blog who have not seen the movie and definitely some followers would have seen. They will remember that in the scene preceding the song Jeetendra has gifted Jaya Prada a decent looking sari as he is appreciative of her way of taking care of his mother in his absence. She is in awe of him and when his mother asks her if she would like to be her daughter-in-law she fantasizes the song. Like I mentioned to my mother “ek saree mila toh itne saree khwaab mein aa gaye”; how typical!!!! (I had wanted to write all this in the comments that day, but reserved it for this post)

In all this Jeetendra has not been consulted by his mother (Urmila Bhatt). If she had, he would have told her that he was in love with another girl from the village. Now who is this other girl? She is Lalitha (Sridevi) who is also Janaki’s (Jaya Prada’s) sister. Janaki has been doing odd jobs around the village and helping out in households so that she can look after herself and her sister. Her only aim being that her sister should graduate and have a good life. Without knowing that Lalitha and Ram babu (Jeetendra) are already in love Janaki entrusts Rambabu with the responsibility of helping Lalitha with her studies. This gives them enough time to flirt and romance. One such meeting of Rambabu and Lalitha happens near a pond and he accidentally (may be on purpose too, don’t remember) kicks her Kalash (brass pot) into the water. The song that follows has numerous Kalash as prop. I am sure this idea was borrowed from the super-hit song of “Himmatwala” (1983).

Both these movies had many things in common.
(1) Music director was Bappi Lahiri. (2) Lyricist was Indeevar. (3) Hero was Jeetendra. (4) Both were made in South essentially as remakes of Telugu movies. (5) Both were directed by K. Raghavendra Rao: ‘Tohfa’ being a remake of his Telugu hit ‘Devatha’ released in 1982 & ‘Himmatwala’ remake of ‘Ooruki Monagadu’ a 1981 release. (6) Kadar Khan was the dialogue writer of both. (7) Asha Bhonsle, Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar and S P Balasubramaniam were the playback singers.

The only thing that I would love to find out is who was the choreographer for the two movies. These movies had some unique dance steps almost equivalent of Aerobics. That may be an explanation of why Jeetendra looked so fit in those movies. 😉

A post about either ‘Himmatwala’ or ‘Tohfa’ or any of the few 10-15 movies of that period that were made with Jeetu by these South Indian makers will be incomplete without mentioning one more common factor- the trio of Kadar Khan- Shakti Kapoor- Asrani in the supporting cast. Jeetu used to say that he used to like working in the southern industry setup as they were very organized and punctual in their working. That may also be an explanation to why so many of Jeetu’s contemporary actors also tried their luck down south with positive results.

This discussion about the South Indian film industry is getting a bit too long and I am missing the purpose of this post.

As I was writing I made a discovery:- “Himmatwala” is yet to make a debut on the blog. I couldn’t believe it and made a call to Atulji to confirm. Now I am in a fix, which song to have with this post. The song from “Tohfa” which I have described or its inspiration from “Himmawala”. And both songs feature the birthday girl under discussion. She was beautiful in both.

So here is wishing the beautiful Sridevi (13 august 1963- 24 feb 2018) was with us and turned 56 on 13 August 2020. Let us think of her with this colourful song that made her the darling of the audience. The purists may have run down the songs of this period but we must admire the effort and imagination in erecting a set with pots and cart wheels. Also I admire Sridevi that she has danced barefoot in what must have been scorching hot sand.


Song-Nainon mein sapna sapnon mein sajna (Himmatwaala)(1983) Singers-Lata, Kishore Kumar, Lyrics-Indeewar, MD-Bappi Lahiri
Chorus

Lyrics

taa thaiyaa taa thaiyaa ho o,
taa thaiyaa taa thaiyaa ho o
tum ta na na na
tum ta na na na
tum ta na na na
tum ta na na na
tum tana
tum tana
tum tana
tum tana
tum tana
tum tana
tum tana
tum tana

hooooo hoo hoo
hooooo ho ho hooo
nainon mein sapna
sapnon mein sajana
sajna pe dil aa gaya
kyun sajna pe dil aa gaya
nainon mein sapna
sapnon mein sajana
sajna pe dil aa gaya
kyun sajana pe dil aa gaya
kai albele dekhe
jawaani ke rele dekhe
haseenon ke mele dekhe
dil pe ae
hooo hooo
tu hi chha gaya aa
ho o
tu hi chha gaya
arre nainon mein sapna
sapnon mein sajani
sajani pe dil aa gaya
ke sajani pe dil aa gaya

taa thaiyaa taa thaiyaa ho o,
taa thaiyaa taa thaiyaa ho o

tu nahin aa main nahi
aa ab dil ek hai
do tan ek praan
do dil ek jaan
manzil ek hai
arre ang se aa ang mile
aa armaan khil gaye
purab paschim se
paschim purab se kaise mil gaye
pyaar ke zamaane mile
husn ke khazaane mile
jeene ke bahaane mile man mein ae
hooo hooo,
jo tu aa gaya
ho
jo tu aa gaya

nainon mein sapna
sapnon mein sajna
sajna pe dil aa gaya
kyun sajna pe dil aa gaya
arre nainon mein sapna
sapnon mein sajni
sajni pe dil aa gaya
ke sajni pe dil aa gaya

taa thaiyaa taa thaiyaa ho o,
taa thaiyaa taa thaiyaa ho o
tum ta na na na
tum ta na na na
tum ta na na na
tum ta na na na
tum tana
tum tana
tum tana
tum tana
tum tana

saanche mein aa
tere hi aa
main toh dhal gayi
tune toda hai
aisa moda hai
ho gayi main nayi
arre saanson mein
aa honthon pe
aa tera hi naam hai
lena dena hai kya mujhe duniya se
tujhse kaam hai
rangeen nazaare mile
toofaan mein kinaare mile
dil ke sahaare mile dil mein
hoo hoo
jo tu aa gaya
ho o
jo tu aa gaya

nainon mein sapna
sapnon mein sajna
sajna pe dil aa gaya
kyun sajna pe dil aa gaya
arre nainon mein sapna
sapnon mein sajni
sajni pe dil aa gaya
ke sajni pe dil aa gaya

kyun sajna pe dil aa gaya
ke sajni pe dil aa gaya
kyun sajna pe dil aa gaya
ho ho ho ho ho ho
ho ho ho ho ho ho
ho ho ho ho ho ho


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Blog Day :

4400 Post No. : 15782

Today (4 August 2020) is the 91st birth anniversary of Kishore Kumar (4 August 1929- 13 october 1987). And incidentally, today is the 4400th day for the blog !

Three articles from three regulars discussing Kishore Kumar have already appeared on the blog today. It is interesting to note that all the three regulars decided to discuss three songs from the decade of 1980s.

The golden era of HFM, which began in 1949, ended in 1980. People who lived through the golden era can notice a palpable lack of overall quality in HFM after 1980. There were quite a few reasons for that. I have given this matter some thought and I have come up with some interesting observations. I will use those observations some other time in some other article. Here I will mention it in brief that the golden era of HFM began when Indian classical base (melody based) was wedded with western classical base (symphony based). This marriage, which gave us the best of both the worlds, got dissolved in 1980. Western symphony was replaced by western cacophony while lyrics of the songs were dispensed with.

Another reason was gradual demise of the doyens of HFM maestroes. Shailendra (1966), Roshan (1968), Shakeel Badayuni (1970), Jaikishan (1971), Geeta Dutt (1972), Madan Mohan , Vasant Desai, S D Burman (all 1975), Mukesh (1976) and Rafi (1980) left the scene one after the other creating big voids. With the demise of Rafi on 31 july 1980, the HFM golden era literally ended.

If we still have a few songs worth listening to in 1980s, then they are invariably the creations of those who began their careers during the golden era and they had the musical wherewithals to create quality music. It was the old guard that kept creating good music in 1980s.

One will notice that majority of memorable songs of 1980s were sung by old guard, viz Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar and Asha Bhonsle. This state of affairs continued till late 1980s when Kishore Kumar died in 1987. R D Burman, who was sticking to Kishore Kumar confided in Amit Kumar that his music was unlikely to remain the same with the absence of Kishore Kumar.

Ironically, the music director who was the most responsible for the demise of HFM golden era, viz Bappi Lahiri, was also the music director who created the most number of memorable songs post 1980s. And no prizes for guessing who were the singers in these songs. When Bappi Lahiri was not creating forgettable (but saleable) disco numbers, he was also creating golden era quality songs with Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar and Asha Bhonsle.

Unlike the golden era hit songs, these 1980s era songs were light on lyrics, making them chaalu songs. Still, these songs became popular because the singers could carry off these songs with inane lyrics with aplomb.

There are several Bappi Lahiri chaalu songs that Kishore Kumar turned into timeless classics. Some examples are movies like “Namakhalaal”(1982), “Sharaabi”(1984), “Aaj Ka Arjun”(1990). Incidentally , all these songs had Amitabh Bachchan in lead roles.

Then there were Jeetendra starrers where the lyrics were of even more “Chaalu” variery. But Kishore Kumar turned even those songs into classics. In these songs he often had the company of Asha Bhonsle, who could be regarded as his female version among playback singers, as far as singing versatility was concerned.

As a tribute to Kishore Kumar, here is the title song of “Tohfa”(1984). This movie was produced by D Ramanaidu and directed by K Raghvendra Rao for Suresh Productions, Madras. This archtypical Madrasi movie (Hindi remake) of 1980s had Jeetendra, JayaPrada, Sridevi, Kadar Khan, Shakti Kapoor, Mohan Choti, Urmila Bhatt, Leela Mishra, Jagdeep, Aruna Irani, Jayshree T, Master Rinku etc in it, with friendly appearance by Asrani.

This song is sung by Asha Bhonsle and Kishore Kumar. Indeewar is the lyricist. Music is composed by Bappi Lahiri.

The song is picturised on Jayaprada and Jeetendra. They are seen prancing, with Saris of all varieties forming the background as well as the prop. Quite an imaginative picturisation.

And as observed earlier, the song on its own is nothing much to write home about. Still, this is one of those songs that had stood the test of time and it is still regarded as one of the popular songs of its era. Much of the credit for this has to go to the singers, viz Kishore Kumar and Asha Bhonsle.

Just like R D Burman’s music suffered after the demise of Kishore Kumar, bappi Lahiri’s music too failed to reach the same heights in the absence of Kishore Kumar’s vocals. It shows the calibre of Kishore Kumar’s singing abilities who with his Midas touch could convert a seemingly mediocre song into a timeless classic.

Personally, I found the music of 1980s bearably enjoyable, mainly because of songs like this. And unsurprisingly, most such songs had the voice of Kishore Kumar in them.

Enjoy this song. This song demostrates that one can act silly and it can be still enjoyable and fun for all concerned, provided you have the calibre to carry it off.

Video

Audio

Song-Pyaar ka tohfa tera bana hai jeewan mera (Tohfa)(1984) Singers-Asha Bhonsle, Kishore Kumar, Lyrics-Indeewar, MD-Bappi Lahiri

Lyrics

tohfa tohfa tohfa tohfa
laaya laaya laaya laaya
mere mere mere mere
dil pe chhaaya chhaaya chhaaya
pyaar ka tohfa tera
bana hai jeeean mera
pyaar ka tohfa tera
bana hai jeewan mera
dil ke sahaare maine pa liye ae
jeene ko aur kya chaahiye
ae ae ae ae ae ae ae ae
pyaar ka tohfa tera
bana hai jeewan mera
pyaar ka tohfa tera
bana hai jeewan mera
dil ke sahaare maine pa liye ae ae
jeene ko aur kya chaahiye
tohfa tohfa tohfa tohfa

laaya laaya laaya laaya

jaan ke bina jaise ho tan
tere bina main aise sajan
kasturi sa tera badan
mehki mehki phirti pavan

ho o
jaan ke bina jaise ho tan
tere bina main aise sajan
kasturi sa tera badan
mehki mehki phirti pavan
daude mere man ka hiran
chhoone ko yauvan tera
ta ta ta

pyaar ka tohfa tera
bana hai jeewan mera
dil ke sahaare maine pa liye ae
jeene ko aur kya chaahiye
ae ae ae ae ae ae ae ae
tohfa tohfa tohfa tohfa
laaya laaya laaya laaya

tohfa to bas ik naam hai
dil ka mere paighaam hai

saadi nahin tera pyaar hai
suhaagan ka ye singaar hai
tohfa to bas ik naam hai
dil ka mere paighaam hai

saadi nahin tera pyaar hai
suhaagan ka ye singaar hai
resham ke roop mein tan se mere
lipta hua man tera
ta ta ta
pyaar ka tohfa tera
bana hai jeewan mera
dil ke sahaare maine pa liye ae
jeene ko aur kya chaahiye ae ae ae ae
tohfa tohfa tohfa tohfa
laaya laaya laaya laaya


This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, 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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Screenplay is the first stage when a film is said to be born on paper. A screenplay writer translates the story/script from its literary form to an audio-visual presentation incorporating the ideas of the directors as to how each character is to be presented, the mood of the scenes, the surrounding environments, the stance of dialogue deliveries, the camera angles, lighting etc. Some screenplay writers also incorporate the dialogues. Directors like Satyajit Ray would write the screenplay in sketch form, visually presenting the scenes in each sheet of paper, something like what we used to see RK Laxman’s ‘You Said It’ in newspapers. In other words, screenplay is a complete document, representing a film in a paper format.

In a professional set-up, a director of the film would like to have with him a bound copy of the screenplay, a copy of which he would also handed over to each one of main actors, cinematographer, art director, sound engineer, choreographer, lyricists, music directors etc. before the film’s shooting commences. Some of the directors like Bimal Roy used to follow the system (as revealed by Dilip Kumar in an interview) while directors like Guru Dutt did not give much importance to this system as quite often, he used to make changes in the screenplay at the spur of the moment  while shooting (as revealed by Abrar Alvi in his book, ‘Ten Years With Guru Dutt’). In our office parlance, we can call screenplay as a manual of instructions for all those who are closely associated with the making of a particular film.

From the above description, it is apparent as to how important the role of screenplay writers have in the making of films. Unfortunately, most of the screenplay writers are ‘faceless’ in the sense that their faces seldom appear on the film magazines. It was Salim-Javed, the duo who, as a story, screenplay and dialogue writer, attained the status of stars during 1970s and early 80s and their faces became familiar to most of the cinema-lovers.

I am discussing in this article, one of the most prominent ‘faceless’ screenplay writers, an introvert who kept a low profile despite writing screenplays for many Hindi films for over 3 decades, which became popular. Some of his works attained the classic status such as ‘Parineeta’ (1953), ‘Devdas’ (1955), ‘Sujata’ (1959), ‘Bandini’ (1963), ‘Teesri Kasam’ (1966), ‘Abhiman’ (1971). He is the Bengali novelist and short-story writer, dancer, theatre actor and the director, Nabendu Ghosh who became a screenplay writer by default.

I came to know about Nabendu Ghosh for the first time about 3 years back when I was going through a book ‘Gulzar in Conversations with Nasreen Muni Kabir’ and Gulzar’s many interviews on the newspapers. In the book and the interviews, Gulzar gave credit to Nabendu Ghosh in shaping his career as a screenplay writer. I became interested in knowing him in details only when I came to know that he had made a statement as early as in 1945 that if at all he joined the film industry, it would be only under Bimal Roy. I found this statement surprising because in Bengali literary circle, he had already attained the status of a star writer due to popularity of his novels and short stories.

During the past few days, I have read books and interviews on Nabendu Ghosh given by his colleagues in the film industry, his own interview on Vividh Bharati and the extracts from his Bengali autobiography, ‘Eka Naukar Yatri’ (‘Traveler of the Lonely Boat’) translated in English by his daughter, Ratnottama Sengupta. On the basis of these sources, I have written his profile incorporating the important events in his life which is given below:

Nabendu Bhushan Ghosh (27/03/1916 – 15/12/2007) was born in Dhaka where he did his early schooling. The family shifted to Patna when his father, an advocate started practicing at the Patna High Court. Nabendu continued his secondary school in Patna and continued his college there completing MA in English literature. During his Patna days, Nabendu joined a local theatre group where he acted, mostly in the female role. He also learnt dancing at Uday Shankar’s Almora Cultural Centre.

Nabendu got a job in DIG’s office in Patna. However, during Quit India Movement, he wrote articles against the British rules. For this, he got warning from his sympathetic superiors from the office not to indulge in writing anti-British articles. Instead of heeding their advice, he preferred to resign from the job and shifted to Kolkata in 1944 where his life as a novelist and short story writers began. By the end of 1940s, Nabendu had became a star writer as his novels and short stories were very popular. During this period, he had written stories depicting almost every aspects of life in Bengal – the famine, the tram, the strike, the rationing, communal violence, partitions victims etc.

On a visit to Rajshahi (now in Bangla Desh) sometime in 1945, he watched a Bangla film ‘Udayer Pathe’ (1945) in a theatre. The film had influenced him so much that he took a vow that if he ever become a writer for the films, it would be for Bimal Roy, the director of the film. Probably, this was more like an emotional reaction to the film rather than his serious intention at that time. After a couple of years, Nabendu had a chance meeting with Bimal Roy in Kolkata who was impressed with writings. But it was not until 1951 when Ashok Kumar invited Bimal Roy to direct the film ‘Maa’ (1952) that Bimal Roy thought of taking Nabendu along with him.

Both for Bimal Roy and Nabendu Ghosh, the migration to Mumbai was not by choice but because of the compelling circumstances. With the creation of East Pakistan (now Bangla Desh), the markets for Bangla films and the Bangla novels and short stories had considerably dwindled thanks to the then East Pakistan Government’s policy of suppressing Bangla language in favour of Urdu. What was thought to be a temporary assignment in Mumbai in 1951 became a long creative association between Bimal Roy and Nabendu Ghosh from 1951 to 1966 as a screenplay writer in 9 films besides doing cameo roles in ‘Do Bhiga Zameen’ (1953) and ‘Sujata’ (1959).

During his 3 decades of association with Hindi films, Nabendu Ghosh wrote screenplay for a little over 30 films which included apart from Bimal Roy’s films mentioned above, films like ‘Aar Paar’ (1954), ‘Baadbaan’ (1954), ‘Milap’ (1955), ‘Detective’ (1958), ‘Teesri Kasam’ (1966), ‘Sharafat’ (1970), ‘Laal Pathar’ (1971), ‘Abhiman’ (1973), “Pratigya’ (1975), ‘Ganga Ki Saugandh’ (1978), ‘Krodhi’ (1981) etc. He also directed ‘Trishagni’ (1988) which gave him the National Film Award for the best debut director. Sometime in the middle of his filmy career, he had directed ‘Doctor Babu‘ (based on Phanishwarnath Renu’s story, ‘Maila Aanchal’) with Dharmendra and Jaya Bahaduri in the lead roles and RD Burman as the music director. When 70% of the film was canned, the producer of the film died leaving the film unfinished.

In 1995, he directed a television serial for Doordarshan, ‘Anmol Moti’ on Ashok Kumar. He directed Children Film Society’s ‘Netraheen Sakshi’ and for Ministry of Health, the film ‘Ladkiyaan’ (1997). He was a visiting faculty at FTII and conducted workshops on screenplay writing during 1967 to 1980. During his life time, Nabendu wrote 26 Bengali novels, 18 collections of Bengali short stories and his only English book – ‘Ashok Kumar – His Life and Times’.

Nabendu Ghosh passed away in Kolkata on December 15, 2007 at a ripe age of 91. Nabendu Ghosh’s last novel, ‘Kadam Kadam’ based on the experiences of character actor, Nazir Hussain in INA, was released during his birth centenary year 2016.

If we go through the list of the films for which Nabendu Ghosh wrote screenplays, it would be observed that most of the films were based on stories from literature. His screenplay writings were so powerful that even in respect of women displayed in the films as fallen from the grace from the eyes of the society, the cine audience loved those characters like Chandramukhi in ‘Devdas’ (1955), Kalyani in ‘Bandini’ (1963), Bijli in ‘Chanda Aur Bijli’ (1965), Hirabai in ‘Teesri Kasam’ (1966) and Chandni in ‘Sharafat’ (1970). Raj Kapoor had said after the release of ‘Teesri Kasam’ (1966) that Nabendu Ghosh’s screenplay brought in him the character of  ‘Hiraman’ more than that of Raj Kapoor.

Ratnottama Sengupta, the daughter of Nabendu Ghosh directed one-hour documentary film, ‘And They Made Classic Films’ on the bonding between Bimal Roy and her father based on his interviews. The film was shown at 23rd Kolkata International Film Festival, 2017. One of the interesting anecdotes which Ratnottama Sengupta narrated from the documentary film is –

“On the first day of shoot of ‘Devdas’ (1955), Dilip Kumar was in a tense mood walking up and down on the studio floor. When Nabendu Ghosh asked the reason, Dilip Kumar said that all three are sitting on his shoulders, referring to Pramathesh Barua who directed ‘Devdas’ (1935), KL Saigal who acted in it and Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay who wrote the novel. She said that Nabendu Ghosh buried all three ghosts and painted a fresh picture of Devdas in his screen-play in such a way that even today when we talk of Devads, we think of Dilip Kumar.” [Quoted in an article by Anuj Kumar in ‘The Hindu’, January 5, 2018).

There were some pitfalls in Nabendu Ghosh’s filmy career also. He never got credit for writing screenplay for the film ‘Madhumati’ (1958). In fact, there is no mention of screenplay writer in the credit title of the film. When Guru Dutt selected one of his stories and wanted him to write screenplay for ‘Kaagaz Ke Phool’ (1959) on his story, Nabendu Ghosh declined by saying that he was busy with the screenplay of ‘Sujata’. He gave his story to Guru Dutt requesting him to get the screenplay written by someone else. When the film was released, Nabendu Ghosh was surprised to note that he was not credited in the film as a story writer while Abrar Alvi was duly credited as screenplay and dialogue writer.

‘Baadbaan’ (1954) for which Nabendu Ghosh wrote the screen-play, is regarded as a classic film though the film did not fare well at the box office. Vijay Anand who claimed in an interview at Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute, Kolkata in 2003 that he had seen this film 10 times. He regards it as a piece of literature appearing on the screen. It was more of a screenplay writer’s triumph than the director.

I am presenting a song “Thukra Ke Teri Duniya Ko” from ‘Baadbaan’ (1954) which is rendered by Asha Bhosle. The song is written by Indeevar which is set to music by Timir Baran-S K Pal. In this song, Asha Bhosle seems to be trying to sing like Lata Mangeshkar, that too the way Lata has sung in ‘Anarkali’ (1953). Of course, this is my hunch.

Song – Thukra Ke Teri Duniya Ko (Baadbaan) (1954) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Indeewar, MD – Timir Baran, SK Pal

Lyrics

thukra ke teri duniya ko
chaahoon to kar doon choor
magar tere pyaar se hoon majboor
thukra ke teri duniya ko
chaahoon to kar doon choor
magar tere pyaar se hoon majboor
piya teri preet se hoon majboor
 
beh jaaye na teri duniya
aansoo na bahaaungi main
beh jaaye na teri duniya
aansoo na bahaaungi main
meri haaye na tujhko jalaa de
tere paas na aaungi main
mujhe dekhe na teri nazren
dekhe na teri nazren
ho jaaun itni door
magar tere pyaar se hoon majboor
piya teri preet se hoon majboor
 
baddua na dil de baithe
tujh ko na dosh doongi main
baddua na dil de baithe
tujh ko na dosh doongi main
taqdeer ke bair kiya hai
taqdeer se lad loongi main
main tod chalun
main tod chalun ek pal mein
tod chalun ek pal mein
duniya ka har dastoor
magar tere pyar se hoon majboor
piya teri preet se hoom majboor

thukra ke teri duniya ko
chaahun to kar doon choor
magar tere pyaar se hoon majboor
piya teri preet se hoon majboor

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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ठुकरा के तेरी दुनिया को
चाहूँ तो कर दूँ चूर
मगर तेरे प्यार से हूँ मजबूर
ठुकरा के तेरी दुनिया को
चाहूँ तो कर दूँ चूर
मगर तेरे प्यार से हूँ मजबूर
पिया तेरी प्रीत से हूँ मजबूर

बह जाये ना तेरी दुनिया
आंसूँ ना बहाऊँगी मैं
बह जाये ना तेरी दुनिया
आंसूँ ना बहाऊँगी मैं
मेरी हाए ना तुझको जला दे
तेरे पास ना आऊँगी मैं’
मुझे देखें ना तेरी नज़रें
देखें ना तेरी नज़रें
हो जाऊँ इतनी दूर
मगर तेरे प्यार से हूँ मजबूर
पिया तेरी प्रीत से हूँ मजबूर

बद्दुआ ना दिल दे बैठे
तुझको ना दोष दूँगी मैं
बद्दुआ ना दिल दे बैठे
तुझको ना दोष दूँगी मैं
तक़दीर ने बैर किया है
तक़दीर से लड़ लूँगी मैं’
मैं तोड़ चलूँ
मैं तोड़ चलूँ इक पल में
तोड़ चलूँ इक पल में
दुनिया का हर दस्तूर
मगर तेरे प्यार से हूँ मजबूर
पिया तेरी प्रीत से हूँ मजबूर

ठुकरा के तेरी दुनिया को
चाहूँ तो कर दूँ चूर
मगर तेरे प्यार से हूँ मजबूर
पिया तेरी प्रीत से हूँ मजबूर


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