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Blog Day :

5129 Post No. : 17082

Hullo Atuldom

I have always felt that one thought, a stray statement or headline triggers a range of connected and unconnected thoughts and memories.

Today’s post arises from the song “Har Ek Saans Hai Mehmaan Kuchh Pehar Ke Liye” of Avinashji. In this post he has listed songs sung by Bhupinder Singh – the singer who left this mortal world recently. I was listening to the songs listed therein – on YouTube. One song led to another and I ended up listening to Zindagi Cigarette Ka Dhuaan -a song written by Kaifi Azmi and music was by Jaidev.

Jaidev was born Jai Dev Verma on 3rd August 1918 in Nairobi where his father was an official in the railways. He was brought up in Ludhiana and has said that his mother was responsible for instilling the love of music in him as she used to recite the Ramayana soulfully and musically. Looking up Jaidev ji and his life-journey I found that he had also acted in 4-5 mythological/swashbuckling films but soon realized that acting was not his forte. He was the disciple of the sarod maestro Ali Akbar Khan and accompanied him to Bombay and assisted him in composing music for a couple of Chetan Anand films. These films were not successful and Ali Akbar Khan moved on but Jaidev stayed back. He then assisted SD Burman in music composing for such landmark films as ‘Taxi Driver’, ‘House No. 44’, ‘Munimji’, ‘Lajwanti’, ‘Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi’ ‘Sujata’, ‘Insaan Jaag Utha’ etc. He got his first independent break in Chetan Anand’s ‘Joru Ka Bhai’ (1955). It was the 1961 release ‘Hum Dono’ that brought Jaidev ji to the notice of Hindi film music lovers. This was followed by the songs of ‘Mujhe Jeene Do’ (Source:- https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/readersblog/manufocus/outstanding-music-director-jaidev-a-mine-of-talent-that-remained-underexploited-10855/)

Following the unforgettable songs of ‘Hum Dono’ and ‘Mujhe Jeene Do’ were songs of ‘Reshma Aur Shera’, ‘Do Boond Paani’, Alaap’, ‘Gharonda’, ‘Dooriyan’, ‘Gaman’ etc and a few more. As the Times of India article headline says he was an “Outstanding Music Director: A Mine of Talent that Remained Underexploited”- his filmography shows only 41 films; many of his compositions are lost in unreleased, unfinished albums. He was said to be Lata Mangeshkar’s favorite composer along with Salil Choudhary and Madan Mohan and Asha Bhonsle was his preferred singer when he composed songs out of the literary works of Harivansh Rai Bachchan, Jaishankar Prasad, Mahadevi Verma etc. His ghazals helped the careers of Peenaz Masani, Hariharan, Chandan Das etc. in the initial stages. Simple, sincere, unassuming and gentle Jaidev ji was someone who didn’t compromise on quality of music. He was an excellent music director who has given some of the best melodies in Indian Cinema.

Thinking of Jaidev ji today on his birth anniversary with this song from ‘Faaslaa’ (1974) whose first song Zindagi Cigarette Ka Dhuaan was posted in 2011. Today’s song is also in Bhupinder’s voice and written by Kaifi Azmi. On screen we have Shabana Azmi and Raman Khanna.


Song-Dil ne tadap tadap ke tadapna sikha diya (Faaslaa)(1974) Singer-Bhupinder Singh, Lyrics-Kaifi Azmi, MD-Jaidev

Lyrics

hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm
dil ne tadap tadap ke tadapna sikha diya
inaam ab miley ke sazaa
sar jhuka diya
dil ne tadap tadap ke tadapna sikha diya
inaam ab miley ke sazaa
sar jhuka diya

deewaana karke chhod de jo
ik zamaane ko o o
deewana karke chhod de jo
ik zamaane ko
mujhko usi nigaah ne
insaan bana diya aa
mujhko usi nigaah ne
insaan bana diya
inaam ab miley ke sazaa
sar jhuka diya

bas itna jaanta hoon
mujhe tumse pyaar hai ae
aur pyaar mein naa jeet kisi ki na haar hai
iske siwaa jo yaad thha
sab kuchh bhula diya
iske siva jo yaad tha
sab kuchh bhula diya
inaam ab miley ke sazaa
sar jhuka diya
deewana karke chhod de jo
ik zamaane ko
mujhko usi nigaah ne
insaan bana diya aa
hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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हम्म हम्म हम्म
हम्म हम्म हम्म हम्म हम्म

दिल ने तड़प तड़प के तड़पना सिखा दिया
इनाम अब मिले के सज़ा
सर झुका दिया
दिल ने तड़प तड़प के तड़पना सिखा दिया
इनाम अब मिले के सज़ा
सर झुका दिया

दीवाना कर के छोड़ दे जो
इक जमाने को
दीवाना कर के छोड़ दे जो
इक जमाने को
मुझको उसी निगाह ने
इनसां बना दिया
मुझको उसी निगाह ने
इनसां बना दिया
इनाम अब मिले के सज़ा
सर झुका दिया

बस इतना जानता हूँ
मुहे तुमसे प्यार है
और प्यार में ना जीत किसी की ना हार है
इसके सिवा जो याद था
सब कुछ भुला दिया
इसके सिवा जो याद था
सब कुछ भुला दिया
इनाम अब मिले के सज़ा
सर झुका दिया

दीवाना कर के छोड़ दे जो
इक जमाने को
मुझको उसी निगाह ने
इनसां बना दिया

हम्म हम्म हम्म
हम्म हम्म हम्म हम्म हम्म
हम्म हम्म हम्म


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Blog Day :

5109 Post No. : 17051

Hullo Atuldom

Last year, in July, I discovered that “Ghar Ka Chiraag” as a title has been used twice in Bollywood. I have written briefly about this in this post. Then I went on to speak about the “Ghar Ka Chiraag” of the ’80s.

Today we are revisiting “Ghar Ka Chiraag” of the ’60s. Four of its songs are present on the blog.

Song Date of post Reamrks
Aao tumhen bataaoon ke maa kya hai 17 september 2012 (debut on the blog)
Aaj rota hai kyun 17 September 2012 (rare song as it is filmed on Dev Kumar who normally played a baddie.)
Ik paise ka sawaal hai mere daata 14 September 2016 (there is a comment to this post saying that all the big names in the cast had miniscule screen-time)
Jaane kaise chori chori balmaa ne dekha 22 June 2017

The last post from this movie was nearly five years back. The movie had six songs in all, let us take it a step closer to yyiippeeeehood. The songs of the movie were written by Kaifi Azmi and tuned by Madan Mohan. Only three singers were used:- Asha Bhonsle, Lata Mangeshkar and Mohd Rafi. Jagdev Bhambri was the producer- director and Hrishikesh Mukherjee was the editor. As per the comments posted (to an earlier post) Dev Kumar and Indrani Mukherjee were the lead with Dharmendra and Biswajeet making special appearances. I would like some reader who has more information about the film to enlighten us as to Waheeda Rehman, Balraj Sahni, Chand Usmani and Abhi Bhattacharya’s roles in the film.

The song from this movie, that Atulji posted, in July 2012, was a rare song as it was filmed on Dev Kumar. Dev Kumar was born Chaman Lal Kohli in 1930 who was a fan of Dilip Kumar and Dev Anand. Hope that explains why he called himself ‘Dev Kumar’ in films. (More on Dev Kumar can be found in this video of Tabassum Talkies)

Today’s song is in memory of Madan Mohan the creator of such wonders as “Dil dhoondhta phir wahi”, “koi patthar se na maare”, “meri yaad mein tum na aansoo bahana”, “tumse bichhad ke chain kahan hum payenge”, “agar mujhse mohabbat hain”, “aap ki nazron ne samjha pyar ke kaabil” and 624 other songs in 93 movies (as per the stats tab of our blog).The blog already has 560 of Madan Mohan’s compositions. Additionally. the stats tab says that three songs written by him and six sung by him are on the blog.

There are stalwarts among the blog’s followers who will tell us that Madanji’s father – Rai Bahadur Chunilal Kohli – desperately tried to keep him away from the film industry. He was schooled in Lahore, Mumbai and Dehradun. His journey in the entertainment world began with All India Radio, where he was a program assistant first at Lucknow then Delhi. He loved singing and 1947/48 saw him record a ghazal or two. He also recorded duets, with Lata Mangeshkar (who considered him to be her brother) under Ghulam Haider for the 1948 released “Shaheed”; but the songs were not used in the movie. Initially he was assistant to composers Shyam Sunder, SD Burman etc. (need confirmation on all of these from the stalwarts among the blog’s followers) He passed away on 14th July 1975 when he was only 51.
I know of at least two movies of the new millennium that paid homage to this maestro who was fond of ghazals in their own small style

(1) the Amitabh Bachchan- Akshay Kumar- Bobby Deol starrer “Ab tumhare hawale watan saathiyo” used the cross-line of one of Madanji’s popular songs from ‘Haqeeqat’ (1964)

(2) Yash Chopra’s “Veer Zaara” was a more fitting tribute to the composer (my opinion) where we can enjoy Madanji’s, hitherto, unused tunes.
I have read somewhere that he amassed an amazing record of compositions, the majority of which were either unutilized for lack of appropriate films or alternate tunes for his albums.

Our Rajaji has poured his thoughts on Madan Mohanji into this post.


Song-Ae mehlon mein rahne waalon (Ghar Ka Chiraag)(1967) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Kaifi azmi, MD-Madan Mohan

Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra)

Ae mehlon mein rahne waalon
Ae mehlon mein rahne waalon
mehlon se kabhi to nikalte ho
dekhe hain kabhi unke aansoo
thhukra ke jinhen tum chalte ho
Ae mehlon mein rahne waalon

kam se kam insaan samjho
in kismat ke maaron ko
aahen chhalni kar denge
sone ki deewaaron ko
patthar dil bhi badal daalo
kapde jaise badalte ho
Ae mehlon mein rahne waalon

nirdhan kaise jeete hain
ye tum kaise jaanoge
apna dil jab tootegaa
sab ka gham (?) pehchaanoge
kaanton par bhi chalo ik din
phoolon per to macahlte ho
Ae mehlon mein rahne waalon

jiske sapne chheene hain
usko meethhe sapne do
jiske armaan loote hain
usko armaan apne do
kuchh to karke dikhaao tum
baithhe ho aankhen malte ho
Ae mehlon mein rahne waalon
mehlon se kabhi to nikalte ho
dekhe hain kabhi unke aansoo
thhukra ke jinhen tum chalte ho
Ae mehlon mein rahne waalon


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Blog Day :

4987 Post No. : 16876

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2012-2022) – Song No. 30
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This date ten years ago was 14 March 2012. That day saw four songs from four different movies getting discussed in the blog. Here are the details:-

Blog post number Song Movie (Year) Remarks
5635 De de khuda ke naam pe pyaare Alam Ara(1973) One song out of 11 covered so far
5636 Nagri meri kabtak yoonhi barbaad rahegi Man Ki Jeet(1944) Movie YIPPEED by now
5637 Kabhi tanhaayiyoon mein ek aisi bhi ghadi aayi Meenar(1954) Movie YIPPEED by now
5637 O jaane waale mudke zara dekhte jaana Shri 420(1955) Movie YIPPEED by now

One can notice that three movies out of four whose songs were covered ten years ago on this date have since been YIPPEED. That leaves us with only one movie which is eligible for Blog Ten Year challenge today (14 March 2022).

That movie is “Alam Ara”(1973).

Does the name “Alam Ara” and the date 14 march ring any bells ? Indeed it does, it was on 14 march 1931 that “Alam Ara”(1931) became the first Hindi talkie movie to be shown to public. The inaugural show of the movie took place at 5:30 PM in Bombay (now Mumbai) in Majestic Talkies. That was a saturday.

That movie is no longer available but movies with same name and same story were released in 1956 as well as 1971. Like the 1931 movie, even its 1956 and 1971 version are difficult to come by. Ten years ago on this date, a song of “Alam Ara”(1971) was discussed by Sudhir Jee, who managed to locate a song of “Alam Ara”(1973). This song had exactly the same lyrics as the very first song of “Alam Ara”(1931)- namely- “De de khuda ke naam pe pyaare”. Even more remarkably, it is sung by the same singer actor who sang this song in the 1931 movie, namely Wazir Muhammad Khan ! That writeup by Sudhir Jee is worth a relook on this special occasion.

14 march 2012 was exactly 81 years after “Alam Ara”(1931) was released. 14 march 2022 is exactly 91 years after “Alam Ara”(1931) was released. It is quite befitting that we discuss songs of “Alam Ara”(1973) on both thes days.

“Alam Ara”(1973) was produced by Mafatlal Shah and was directed by Nanubhai Vakil for Jaishree Films, Bombay. The movie had Nazima, Ajit Sachdev, P Jairaj, Mohan Choti, Uma Dutt, Rajnibala, Mohan Sherry, Munshi Munakka, Bhushan Tewari, etc. Wazir Muhammad Khan played the same role in 1973 movie that he had played in 1931, and 1956 versions of the movie. He was 31, 54 and 71 years old respectively when he played the role of fakeer and sang the same song in his own voice in all the three versions. !

Today, as part of Blog Ten Year Challenge, here is another song from “Alam Ara”(1973). This song is sung by Krishna Kalle, Chandrani Mukherjee and chorus. Kaifi Azmi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Iqbal Qureshi.

Video of the song has become available by now. This song has two picturised versions. Part I (longer) is picturised on Bindu, Madhumati, Uma Dhawan, Saroj Khan etc with P Jairaj also visible on the throne. Part II is picturised on Ajit Sachdev and Naazima.

Lyrics of the song and other details were provided by Prakashchandra.

audio link:

video (version I)

video (version II)

Song-Yaa habeebi ya habeebi marhaba marhaba(Alam Ara)(1973) Singers-Krishna Kalle, Chandrani Mukherjee, Lyrics-Kaifi Azmi, MD-Iqbal Qureshi
Chorus

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

yaa habeebi
yaa habeebi
yaa habeebee
yaa habeebi
marhabaa marhabaa marhabba
marhabbaa marhabbaan
meharbaanam meharbaan
meharbaanam meharbaan

yaa aaa aaa qurbaan
waii waaii wai wai wai wai wayyaaa
yaa aa aa aaa qurbaan
waii waaii wai wai wai wai wayyaaa
yaa aa aaa qurbaan
yaa habeebi yaa haavvi
yaa habeebi yaa haavvi
yaa habeebi yaa haavvi
yaa habeebi yaa haavvi

aa..aaaaj jashn-e-khushnaseebi hai ae
aaj jashn-e-khushnaseebi hai
hamaarey mulk mein..aen
hamaarey mulk mein aen
hamaarey mulk mein..aen
hamaarey mulk mein

kaisi raunaq kaisi dil farebee hai
kaisi raunaq kaisi dil farebi hai
hamaarey mulk mein aen hamaarey mulk mein
hamaarey mulk mein aen hamaarey mulk mein

marhabbaa marhabbaa aaa
marhabbaa marhabbaa marhabba aaa
jashn-e-shaahaanaa hai aaj
gardish mein paimaanaa hai aaj

jashn-e-shaahaanaa hai aaj
gardish mein paimaanaa hai aaj

har taraf raqs-e-mastaanaa/??
tu /jo bhi hai saaqi ka deewaanaa
hhaaa tikk tikk chikk chikkk tikk tikk hhaa aaa
tikk tikk chikk chikkk tikk tikk hhaa aaa

tikk tikk chikk chikkk tikk tikk hhaa aaa
tikk tikk chikk chikkk tikk tikk hhaa aaa

meharbaanam meharbaan..aaan
meharbaanam meharbaan
aei dilbaree..ee teri adaa
aei dilbaree teri adaa
ye jaan-o-dil tujhpe fidaa…aaa
ye jaan-o-dil tujhpe fidaa
paimaanaa bhar aankhein milaa
paimaanaa bhar aankhein milaa
pyaas is dil ki bujhaa
aa aaa aa aa aa aa aa
nazdeek aa
meharbaanam meharbaan
meharbaanam meharbaan
meharbaanam meharbaaan
meharbaanam meharbaan

yaa…aa qurbaan
wai wai wai wai wai wai wai wayyaa
yaa…aaa qurbaan
wai wai wai wai wai wai wai wayyaa
yaa qurbaan
kar do elaan aayaa hai mehmaan sadqe dil-o-jaan
kar do elaan aayaa hai mehmaan sadqe dil-o-jaan
naacho gaao jhoom lo
paimaaney ke lab choom lo o
poorey kar lo sab armaan
sab armaan sab armaan
wai wai wai wai wai wai wai wayyaa
wai wai wai wai wai wai wai wayyaa
wai wai wai wai wai wai wai wayyaa
wai wai wai wai wai wai wai wai wayyaa

yaa habeebi yaa habeebi
yaa habeebee yaa habeebi
marhabbaan marhabbaa..aan
marhabbaa marhabba
marhabbaa..aan..aaa..aaa
meharbaanam mehrbaan
meharbaanam mehrbaan

yaa aaa aaa aa qurbaan
wai wai wai wai wai wai wayyaa
yaa aaa qurbaan
wai wai wai wai wai wai wayyaa
yaa aa qurbaan


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

Blog Day :

4896 Post No. : 16695

#The Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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# Bhoole-Bisre Geet # 152 # Year -1971#
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We are celebrating ‘fifty years’ of the year ‘1971’ this year, and when this year ‘2021’ ends it will mark the year ‘1971’ as ‘Fifty years old’.

In one of my earlier post I had mentioned the details of movies released from 01st January’1971 to 30th April’1971. After that we have seen the details of movies released from 01.05.1971 to 31.08.1971 in this post.

Today we look on the movies released between 01st September’1971 to 31st December’1971.

Here is the list: –

SNO Movie Title Director Passed by Censor Board Song Status on the blog
1 Aashaadh Ka Ek Din Mani Kaul 31.12.1971 No Songs
2 Agent 999* (C.I.D. Agent 999*, Operation Jackpot) B. Dorairaj – S.K. Bhagwan 17.12.1971 0/4 Songs posted
3 Aisaa Bhi Hotaa Hai Kamran 16.10.1971 1/4 Songs posted
4 Albelaa A. Shamsheer 14.10.1971 Yippeeee’ed
5 Amar Prem Shakti Samant 27.11.1971 Yippeeee’ed
6 Anubhav Basu Bhattacharya 12.11.1971 Yippeeee’ed
7 Badnaam Farishte Qamar Narvi 05.11.1971 1/5 Songs posted
8 Balidaan Ravi Tandon 27.12.1971 3/6 Songs posted
9 Banphool Vijay Bhatt 30.12.1971 Yippeeee’ed
10 Chaahat Moni Bhattacharya 24.09.1971 2/5 Songs posted
11 Dharati Ki God Mein Kewal Mishra 09.11.1971 1/6 Songs posted
12 Do Boond Paanee Khwaja Ahmed Abbas 31.12.1971 4/7 Songs posted
13 Door Ka Raahi Kishore Kumar 13.09.1971 6/9 Songs posted
14 Doraahaa Feroz Chinoy 31.12.1971 Yippeeee’ed
15 Dost Aur Dushman Chand 10.12.1971 1/4 Songs posted
16 Dushman Dulal Guha 31.12.1971 Yippeeee’ed
17 Ek Adhoori Kahaani Mrinal Sen 24.11.1971 No Songs
18 Gangaa Teraa Paani Amrit Veerendra Sinha 05.11.1971 Yippeeee’ed
19 Guddi Hrishikesh Mukherjee 14.09.1971 Yippeeee’ed
20 Hare Raama Hare Krishna Dev Anand 09.12.1971 Yippeeee’ed
21 Hum Tum Aur Woh Shiv Kumar 30.12.1971 2/5 Songs posted
22 Jai Baanglaa Desh I.S. Johar 26.10.1971 / 13.09.1972 1/5 Songs posted
23 Kal Aaj Aur Kal Randhir Kapoor 11.11.1971 5 of 6 Songs posted
24 Khoj Jugal Kishore 26.10.1971 3 of 6 Songs posted
25 Laal Patthar Sushil Mujumdaar 31.12.1971 6 of 7 Songs posted
26 Man Teraa Tan Meraa B.R. Ishara 27.09.1971 2 of 4 Songs posted
27 Mere Apne Gulzar 09.11.1971 Yippeeee’ed
28 Naag Pooja Shantilal Soni 28.09.1971 1 of 5 Songs posted
29 Nanheen Kaliyaan 30.12.1971 / 29.03.1976 0/5 Songs posted
30 Paakeezaah Kamal Amrohi 13.12.1971 8/10 Songs posted
31 Padosi Jagdish Pant 03.12.1971 2/7 of Songs posted
32 Paraaya Dhan Rajendra Bhatia 23.10.1971 Yippeeee’ed
33 Phir Bhi Shivendra Sinha 31.12.1971 Yippeeee’ed
34 Preet Ki Dori Satish Kumar 25.09.1971 3 of 5 Song posted
35 Prem Ki Gangaa Pralhad Sharma 23.12.1971 1 of 8 Songs posted
36 Revolver Raani K.V.S. Kutumb Rao 31.12.1971 0/4 Songs posted
37 Saat Sawaal Babubhai Mistry 09.11.1971 1 of 6 Songs posted
38 Saaz Aur Sanam J.V.H. Wadia 30.12.1971 2 of 5 Song posted
39 Sampoorna Devi Darshan Shantilal Soni 10.09.1971 1 of 6 Songs posted
40 Sansaar Dilip Bose 06.10.1971 Yippeeee’ed
41 Sharmeelee Sameer Ganguly 16.09.1971 Yippeeee’ed
42 Shree Krishna Arjun Yuddha Babubhai Mistry 17.09.1971 1/5 of Songs posted
43 Upahaar Sudhendu Roy 15.11.1971 Yippeeee’ed
44 Ustaad Pedro Chaand 28.09.1971 1 of 6 Songs posted
45 Wo Din Yaad Karo K. Amarnath 06.10.1971 Yippeeee’ed
46 Yaar Meraa Atmaram 29.11.1971 Yippeeee’ed

From the above table we can see that a total forty-six movies were released during this period of – September’1971 to December’1971.
Out of these forty-six movies mentioned above, two movies were songless movies. And on the blog, we have launched forty-one movies.
Out of these forty-one movies seventeen movies have already been covered for all songs from them and they have been Yippeeee’ed on the blog.

Three movies viz.’ Agent 999* (C.I.D. Agent 999*, Operation Jackpot)’, ‘Nanheen Kaliyaan’ and ‘Revolver Raani’ have yet to make a debut on the blog. As of now, the song from these movies seems to be not available.

(we will be taking a final view on the year ‘1971’ in another post to be presented soon on the blog 😊 That also gives an opportunity for one more song from ‘1971’ too 😊

For today’s post I am presenting a song from the movie ‘Saaz Aur Sanam-1971’. As we can see from above list there are as many as ‘twenty-four’ movies available where we can select a song from. However, I was looking for a ‘different’ song and one that is a lesser known. I think the song I have selected fulfils the condition 😊

‘Saaz Aur Sanam-1971’ was directed by J.B.H. Wadia for ‘Wadia Movieton, Bombay’.

It had Rekha, Premendra, Suresh Chatwal, Renu, Sapru, Poornima, Brahmachari, Bhagwan, Asit Sen, Ratan Kumar, Kirti Kumar, Hercules, Padma Kapoor, Bismillah, Dayanand, Dalda and others.

The movie introduced Rajanibala and Arvind.

This movie had five songs written by Kaifi Azmi and composed to music by Chitragupt.

Following is the detail of the songs of this movie as mentioned in HFGK Vol-V (1971-1980).

S.No. Song Title Singer/s Posted On
01 Meri balaa jaane hain kitne yahaan gham Kishore Kumar Being discussed today
02 Dil se nazar tak tere ujaale Kishore Kumar 13.10.2015
03 Na roothho hamen paas aane bhi do Lata Mangeshkar 14.01.2018
04 Pal pal botal chhalke Asha Bhonsle
05 Ye dil jigar jafaa wafaa hai sab kuchh fasaana Lata Mangeshkar

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 30.12.1971.(so this is the same month it was passed by Censor Board, fifty years back) 😊

Today’s song is sung by Kishore Kumar and on screen it is lip synced by Premendra who is seen singing and teasing actress Rekha. There are many other artists (I could not identify the other prominent actor in the song) also seen in the picturization of this song.

I would request knowledgeable readers to throw light on this movie and its songs.

Let us enjoy today’s song now …

Video

Audio

Song-Ye meri bala jaane hain kitne yahaan gham(Saaz Aur Sanam)(1971) Singer-Kishore Kumar, Lyrics-Kaifi Azmi, MD-Chitragupta

Lyrics

ho haa haa haa
yo aa aa aa aa aa
come on

laa laa laa laa laa
laa laa laa laa
ye meri balaa jaane
hain kitne yahaan gham
mere dil ki haseen duniya
saaz aur sanam
saaz aur sanam
ye meri balaa jaane
hain kitne yahaan gham
mere dil ki haseen duniya
saaz aur sanam
saaz aur sanam

naghmaa wahi naghmaa
gham ko jo mitaa de
dilbar wahi dilbar
sitam jiska mazaa de
naghmaa wahi naghmaa
gham ko jo mitaa de
dilbar wahi dilbar
sitam jiska mazaa de
miley qaatil
kahaan kahaan
huaa ghaayal
kahaa kahaan
wahi manzil
wahi mehfil
jahaan rakh doon qadam
ye meri balaa jaane
hain kitne yahaan gham
mere dil ki haseen duniya
saaz aur sanam
saaz aur sanam

oye mehki huyi zulfen
behki si nigaahen
tumko nazarwaale
bhalaa kaise na chaahen
mehki huyi zulfen
behki si nigaahen
tumko nazarwaale
bhalaa kaise na chaahen
miley aankhen
jhuki jhuki
chali saansen
ruki ruki
zaraa chhalke
zaraa dhhalke
abhi masti hai kam
ye meri balaa jaane
hain kitne yahaan gham
mere dil ki haseen duniya
saaz aur sanam
saaz aur sanam

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Devanagari script lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrpawala)
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हो हां हां हां
यो आ आ आ आ
कम ऑन

ला ला ला ला ला
ला ला ला ला

ये मेरी बला जाने
हैं कितने यहाँ ग़म
मेरे दिल की हसीं दुनिया
साज़ और सनम
साज़ और सनम

ये मेरी बला जाने
हैं कितने यहाँ ग़म
मेरे दिल की हसीं दुनिया
साज़ और सनम
साज़ और सनम

नग़मा वही नग़मा
ग़म को जो मिटा दे
दिलबर वही दिलबर
सितम जिसका मज़ा दे
नग़मा वही नग़मा
ग़म को जो मिटा दे
दिलबर वही दिलबर
सितम जिसका मज़ा दे
मिले कातिल
कहाँ कहाँ
हुआ घायल
कहाँ कहाँ
वही मंजिल
वही मंजिल
जहां रख दूं क़दम
ये मेरी बला जाने
हैं कितने यहाँ ग़म
मेरे दिल की हसीं दुनिया
साज़ और सनम
साज़ और सनम

ओये महकी हुयी जुल्फें
बहकी सी निगाहें
तुमको नज़रवाले
भला कैसे ना चाहें
महकी हुयी जुल्फें
बहकी सी निगाहें
तुमको नज़रवाले
भला कैसे ना चाहें
मिले आँखें
झुकी झुकी
चली साँसें
रुकी रुकी
ज़रा छलके
ज़रा ढलके
अभी मस्ती है कम
ये मेरी बला जाने
हैं कितने यहाँ ग़म
मेरे दिल की हसीं दुनिया
साज़ और सनम
साज़ और सनम


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Blog Day :

4700 Post No. : 16399

“Baawarchi”(1972) was directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee. The movie had Rajesh Khanna, Jaya Bhaduri, Asrani, A K Hangal, Durga Khote, Harindranath Chattopadhyay etc in it.

The movie had six songs in it. Five songs have been covered so far. Here are the details of these five songs:-

Song Date of posting
Bhor aayi gayaa andhiyaaraa 23 May 2011
Tum bin jeewan kaisa jeewan 19 September 2011
Morey naina bahaayen neer 31 August 2012
Kaahe kaanha karat barjori 25 June 2017
Mast pawan doley re doley re 29 May 2021

Here is the sixth and final song from “Baawarchi”(1972)to appear in the blog. It is sung by Kumari Faiyyaz. Kaifi Azmi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Madan Mohan.

Only the audio of the song appears to be available as of now. It appears to me that the song may have been there originally in the movie. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the pucturisation of this song. It sounds like a folk dance song to me.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

With this song all the songs of “Baawarchi”(1972) are covered in the blog and so this movie joins the list of movies that have been YIPPEED in the blog.


Song-Pehle chori phir seenaajori (Baawarchi)(1972) Singer-Kumari Faiyyaz, Lyrics-Kaifi Azmi, MD-Madan Mohan

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

pehley chori ee ee
phir seenaa..aazori..eee
usne pakdi ee ee
kalaiyyaan aan aan gori gori ee

aeyye ae ae ae ae
aey ae ae ae
aey ae ae ae ae

pehley chori..eee
phir seenaa..aajori..eee
hho pehley chori..eee
phir seenaa..aajori..eee
ussne pakdi kalaiyyaan aan gori gori
ussne pakdi kalaiyyaan aan gori gori
aey hhey aey
gajra bigaada
mori maiyyaa ne maaraa rey
kahaan jaaoon oon
hoyye kahaan jaaoon oon
kahaan jaaoon
bolo kahaan jaaoon
hho pehley chori..eee
phir seenajori..eee
ussne pakdi kalaiyyaan gori gori ee

chhodaa na palloo
kiye sau sau jatan
aey hhey chhodaa na palloo
kiye sau sau jatan
thharr thharr thharr thharr thharr moraa kaanpey badan n n
thharr thharr thharr thharr thharr moraa kaanpey badan n n
jab woh samjhaa naheen
meethi boli meri ee
gaali deke kahaa
dey dey choli meri ee
woh na maanaab
raam woh na maanaa
julmi woh na maanaa aa
rr woh na maanaa aa
woh naa maanaa to boli
ke main aen haari
kahaa usne ke lag jaa galey pyaari
pehley chori..eee
phir seenajori..eee..eee
pehley chori..eee
phir seenajori..eee

garwaa lagaake kahaa hha chal udhar rr
garwaa lagaake kahaa hhaa chal udhar rr
chhann chhann chhann chhann chhann baajey ghunghroo idhar rr
chhann chhann chhann chhann chhann baajey ghunghroo idhar rr
laake bagiyaa mein bairi sataaney lagaa
main jo royee lipat ke manaaney lagaa
kahaan jaaoon
bolo kahaan jaaoon
kahaan jaaoon
oyye hoyye kahaan jaaoon
jawaani ka uss pe nashaa aa chhaayaa
thodaa saa mujhey bhi gussaa aayaaa
pehley chori..eee
phir seenajori..
pehley chori..eee
phir seenajori..eee..eee


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Blog Day :

4698 Post No. : 16389

We are firmly into the summer season in India. But weather conditions have totally changed in the last one week. Storms brewing in the sea away from the land have brought about some unseasonal weather. First we saw Tauktae cyclone forming in Arabian sea that hit Indian west coast from Kerala, Karnataka, upto Maharashtra and Gujarat, wreaking havoc in these regions the process. Soon thereafter another cyclone called Yaas developed in the Bay of Bengal and hit the East Coast of India- viz Orissa, West Bengal etc. causing devastation in the coastal area.

People wonder how these cyclones are named. There are thirteen countries in the region of Arabian Sea, Bay of Bengal and North Indian Ocean. These countries are Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, UAE, Yeman, India, Bangladesh, Iran, Maldives, Myanmar, Oman, Pakistan and Qatar. Together these countries are members of a Regional Specialised Meteorological Centre whose HQ is in New Delhi. This RSMC is responsible for issuing alerts and advisories about tropical cyclones that develop in the seas in their region. The RSMC has a list of some 169 names contributed by the 13 member countries that are given to the cyclones when they develop. These names are used by rotation. Tauktae was a name given by Myamnar. It means Gecko (a kind of lizard). The name Yaas was given by Oman. It is a word of Persian origin and it means Jasmine. It is ironic that a cyclone of Arabian sea got named by Myamnar (which is not located in Arabian sea) and a bay of Bengal cyclone was named by Oman (which is not located in Bay of Bengal). Incidentally, India is the only country (out of the 13 member countries ) that shares coasts with Arabias Sea, Bay of Bengal and Indian ocean.

The next cyclone in the region will be called Gulaab. This name is contributed by Pakistan. Such a tame name for a cyclone, in my opinion.

People who are located seemingly far off in India are not spared by these cyclones. Their effects are felt even in the interiors of India located hundreds of kilometers away from the nearest seashore. In my case, I am located 1500 km away from west coast and 500 km away from east coast, close to Nepal, a landlocked country and therefore not a member of RSMC that get to contribute names to cyclones. :). But even my place is getting rains for the last one week, first because of cyclone Tauktae and now because of cyclone Yaas. Prior to these cyclones, it was necessary to run AC, it was that hot. But now the temperature has gone down considerably. Moreover, it is raining for almost the entire week. This unseasonal rain may have upset the plans of many people.

Weakend has arrived, and in any case, lockdown is in place in these parts. So personally I am quite alright with these unseasonal rains, provided that it is moderate enough not to disrupt electricity supply and internet connections.

On this occasion, here is a song that fits with the mood that a weather like this evokes. This song is from “Baawarchi”(1972). This movie was directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee. The movie had Rajesh Khanna, Jaya Bhaduri, Asrani, A K Hangal, Durga Khote, Harindranath Chattopadhyay etc.

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

This song, the fifth from the movie to appear in the blog, is sung by Lata Mangeshkar. Kaifi azmi is the lyricuist. Music is composed by Madan Mohan.

Only the audio of the song appears to be available. The song has got to be picturised on Jaya Bhaduri.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

audio link:

Song-Mast pawan doley re doley re (Baawarchi)(1972) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Kaifi Azmi, MD-Madan Mohan

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

mast pawan doley rey ae ae
doley rey ae doley rey ae ae
mast pawan doley rey
doley rey ae doley rey ae ae
moraa jiyaa aaa aaa udaa jaaye
jaisey barkhaa mein mor lehraaye
haayye aey
mast pawan doley rey
doley rey doley rey ae
aey ae ae aey ae ae

doley pawan aur odhaniyaa udaaye
doley pawan aur odhaniyaa udaaye
odhaniyaa sambhaaloon to ghoonghat uthhaaye
ghoonghat bachaaoon to aanchal giraaye ae
doley pawan aur odhaniyaa udaaye
kahaan jaake ae ae chhupoon haayye ae
moraa jieyaa aa aa udaa jaaye haayye ae aey ae
mast pawan doley rey doley rey doley rey ae ae
aey ae ae aey ae ae

jhonkaa jo aaye to jiyaa mora sannkey
jhonkaa jo aaye to jiyaa mora sannkey
paayal karey shor bichchuaa bhi chhankey
kholey na bairi ye bhed kaheen mann ke ae
jhonkaa jo aaye to jiyaa mora sannkey
isey koyee ee ee samjhaaye ae
moraa jiyaa aa aa udaa jaaye ae
haayye aey ae ae
mast pawan doley rey doley rey doley rey ae
aey ae ae aey ae ae

chunn chunn ke madhuban se kaliyaan main laayee
chunn chunn ke madhuban se kaliyaan main laayee
naam unnka ley leke bindiyaa lagaayi
kesar mein koree chunariyaa rangaayee ee
chunn chunn ke madhuban se kaliyaan main laayee
koyi pi ka sandesaa laaye ae
moraa jiyaa aa aa udaa jaaye
haayye aey ae ae
mast pawan doley rey doley rey doley rey ae
moraa jiyaa aa aa udaa jaaye
jaisey barkhaa mein mor lehraaye
haayye ae aey ae
mast pawan doley rey doley rey doley rey ae
aey ae ae aey ae ae


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 :

4624 Post No. : 16274

I have stumbled upon some very melodious and wonderful songs in recent weeks and months. I am saving all the links for various series in various folders, but don’t seem to get around to writing the posts. But my speed has reduced since I started using my new HP laptop, which is a gaming one. I had to go for this as I wanted 1 TB data with SSD, whatever that means. I am told that SSD is for higher speed. This was the only model available, without touch screen. So the games and other binge watching tendencies are hampering my blog output.

But the lure of old film songs is also strong enough, that I go to youtube frequently and end up saving a few song links every time, after checking if they are posted in the blog. This way I get to hear and sometimes see, some forgotten old melodies, known and unknown.

One of such songs is this ‘chhaaya geet’ duet by Talat Mehmood and Lata Mangeshkar from the film Zindagi (1956). The music director is Mohammed Shafi Niazi, and lyricist is Kaifi Azmi. This is the first opportunity for me to post a duet by Talat-Lata, as all well known songs by these were posted early on in the first three years of this blog inception.

Details about Mohammed Shafi are given in this post. The post also contains his filmography. This is one of the two songs posted in the blog, the other one being abhi to saji hai muraadon ki duniya. Seeing the filmography, the last film of mohammed Shafi is ‘Dayaar-e-madina’ 1975. I have seen that movie at Maratha Mandir, in one of its re-releases. I fondly remember the fabulous Rafi naat from the film:

Madad Keejiye taajdar-e-madinaa
ham aankhon se dekhen dayaar-e-madinaa

The song is posted here by Sudhir Sir, on my farmaish, no less.

28 songs composed by Mohammed Shafi are posted in the blog. Total may reach a hundred songs by him seeing that he has composed songs for 23 films, some of the them partly. There is some clarity required regarding his surname also, as everywhere that I could see including on the blog and the posts, his name is given as Mohammed Shafi, Mohammad Shafi Nagri etc. Only in the stats page on the blog, his name is mentioned as Mohammed Shafi Niazi. Having read Sudhir Sir’s post referred above, I am reasonably sure that this Mohammed Shafi, the musician is not part of the Niazi clan to which the current Prime minister of Pakistan belongs.

In this romantic duet song, I can say that there is no sign of the infamous ‘galat Mehmood’, and the singing is perfect if a bit lower than the lowest note of music. I mean Talat Mehmood, whose tally on the blog is 387 out of 450. Kaifi Azmi is not out at 211 🙂 .

The blog has 60 such duets by Talat Mehmood and Lata Mangeshkar. The last of these was posted on 31.12.2020, and the one posted prior to this was on 08/08/2017 and the third last such song was on 16.07.2015. So rare are these gems, and I am honoured to write a posts for such a rarely occurring miracle. This truly is a ‘once in a blue moon’ kind of song. This could well be the last remaining duet of Lata-Talat, but we can hope that there are 2-3 more such songs left.

My absolute favourite duet of these two is this one from Jahan Ara (1964):
Ae sanam aaj ye qasam khaayen
gayaa andhera hua ujaala
Teri chamakti aankhon ke aage
Nain miley nain huye baawre
ye nayi nayi preet hai
o dildaar bolo ek baar
Seene mein sulagte hain armaan
AAha rimjhim ke ye pyaare pyaare geet liye
Itna na mujhse tu pyaar badha

The list is not quite the perfect 10, but these are the song, I could find on the blog listed under Duets by Talat-Lata. Incidentally, this last one in the list is the song which I heard in the vegetable market last Sunday. The one I referred to in the last post of Geeta Dutt series. Lucky me to have found this song twice in 8 days. Who will miss knowing Mozart, with such songs to lose and find in a life time? Not me, for sure.


Song-Muskuraa ke zakhm khaana aa gaya (Zindagi)(1956) Singers-Lata Mangeshkar, Talat Mehmood, Lyrics-Kaifi Azmi, MD-Mohammed Shafi
Both

Lyrics

aaa aaa aaa
aaaa aaaa aaa
aa aa aa aa aa

naam
honthon pe teraa

aaa aaa aa aa aa
dil mein teri yaad rahe ae
aaa aaa aa aa aa
ham rahen yaa na rahen
aaa aa aaa aaa
pyaar ye aabaad rahe ae

muksuraa ke
muskuraa ke zakhm khaana aa gayaa aa
muskuraa ke zakhm khaana aa gayaa

naaz ulfat ka uthhaana
naaz ulfat ka utthhaana aa gaya aa aa aa
muskuraa ke zakhm khaana aa gayaa

aaa aaaaaa
aaa aaa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa

mud ke tera dekhnaa yeh
baar baar
jaate jaate
laut aati hai bahaar

phool kaanton mein khilaana aa gayaa aa aa aa
muskuraa ke zakhm khaana aa gayaa

ah haa haaa aaa
ah haa haa haa aaa
ah haa haaa aaa
ah haa haa haa aaa

jaan o dil sadqe kiye jaate hain ham
tum ko aankhon mein liye ae jaate hain ham
aarzoo ka ghar sajaana aa gayaa aa aa
muskuraa ke zakhm khaana aa gayaa aa aa
muskuraa ke zakhm khaana aa gayaa

naaz ulfat ka uthhaaana
naaz ulfat ka utthaaana aa gaya aa aa aa
muksuraa ke
muskuraa ke zakhm khaana aa gayaa


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 :

4586 Post No. : 16207 Movie Count :

4410

‘Kahaan Tak Aasmaan Hai-1984’ was directed by Mahmood Qureshi for ‘Shaily Suman Productions, New Delhi’. It had Kanwaljeet, Deepa, Dr Shreeram Lagoo, A.K. Hangal, Ashalata, Arpada Chaudhari, Rakesh Bedi and others.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 13.06.1984.

This movie had as many as seven songs – all written by Kaifi Azmi and music was composed by Raghunath Seth. Asha Bhonsle, Bhupinder, Anuradha Paudwal and Kailash Shrivastava had given their voices to the songs in this movie.

S.No. Song title Singer/s
01 Aaj mujhe seene se lagaa lo, pyaas bujhaa do Asha Bhonsle
02 Aao wahaan tanhaayi mein tahlen Bhupinder Singh, Anuradha Paudwal
03 Ho, cham cham chikaaraa haay… Asha Bhonsle
04 Jab bhi choom letaa hoon in haseen aankhon ko Bhupinder Singh
05 Koyi jab se shareeq e kaaravaan hai Bhupinder Singh
06 Raastaa bhi haseen, hamsafar bhi haseen Kailash Shrivastava
07 Ho zulfon ki ghataayen tere liye mere yaar Asha Bhonsle

Today I am presenting the song number five as mentioned above i.e., ‘koyi jab se shariik -e-kaaravaan hai’ sung by Bhupinder Singh.

I had listened to this song for the first time on the ‘cassette’ brought out by HMV, which was a compilation of the songs sung by Bhupinder Singh. I think the compilation cassette was titled as ‘Karoge Yaad To …’ and had many of the beautiful songs sung by Bhupinder Singh. I remember, I had gifted this cassette to one of my colleagues later, who liked these songs very much. That was in 86-87 or 87-88, if I remember correctly.

Since then, I have not forgotten this song as I like it very much, but all these years I do not remember to have heard it anywhere else such as on Radio or TV programs. I think this movie ‘Kahaan Tak Aasmaan Hai-1984’ was an obscure movie of its time and it as forgotten easily. Though I have not listened to the songs of this movie other than the today’s one, I think the other songs too required a listening as the music is score by Raghunath Seth. Also, the verses having written by Kaifi Azmi makes it special.

Today 6th February 2021 is the eighty-first birthday of singer Bhupinder Singh (born on 06th Feb’1940). On this occasion we wish him a very happy birthday and a healthy and peaceful life ahead.

With today’s song, the movie ‘Kahaan Tak Aasmaan Hai-1984’ makes its debut on the blog.

let us now enjoy this wonderful song …

Audio

Song-Koyi jab se shareeq e kaarvaan hai (Kahaan Tak Aasmaan Hai)(1984) Singer-Bhupinder Singh, Lyrics-Kaifi Azmi, MD-Raghunath Seth

Lyrics

koyi jab se shareeq e kaarvaan hai
ae ae ae ae
mere qadmon ke neeche aasmaan hai
koyi jab se shareeq e kaaravaan hai
ae ae ae ae
mere qadmon ke neeche aasmaan hai
mere qadmon ke neeche aasmaan hai

mohabbat ka hai ye adnaa karishmaa aa
mohabbat ka hai ye adnaa karishmaa aa
khudaa bhi aaj ham pe meharbaan hai
ae ae ae ae
mere qadmon ke neeche aasmaan hai
koyi jab se shareeq e kaarvaan hai
ae ae ae ae
mere qadmon ke neeche aasmaan hai

jahaan tum ho o o o
wahin jannat hai meri ee
jahaan tum ho o o o
wahin jannat hai meri ee
ho o o o o
wahin jannat hai meri
jahaan tum paaon rakh do
kahkashaan hai ae ae ae ae
mere qadmon ke neeche aasmaan hai
ho o o o o o
ho o o o o o o o

hamaari aarzoo ka imtihaan hai
hamaari aarzoo ka imtihaan hai ae
chalo dekhen kahaan tak aasmaan hai
ae ae ae ae
chalo dekhen kahaan tak aasmaan hai
koyi jab se shareeq e kaaravaan hai
ae ae ae ae
mere qadmon ke neeche aasmaan hai
mere qadmon ke neeche aasmaan hai
ho o
kahaan tak aasmaan hai
ho ho o o
kahaan tak aasmaan hai
ho ho o o
kahaan tak aasmaan hai
ho ho o o
kahaan tak aasmaan hai


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

Blog Day :

4575 Post No. : 16180

Today’s song is from the film Bahu Beti-1952.

1952 was an year, when resurgent India was trying to organise itself as an Independent Nation. Jawaharlal Nehru had formed independent India’s first Government after the first General Elections. In the film industry also few milestones were reached.

The first ever international Film Festival was organised in Bombay. The fortnightly magazine FILMFARE was launched. A delegation of Indian film personalities visited Hollywood. Two colour films-Aan and Jhansi ki rani (released in 1953) were censored. Pakistan banned import of Indian films after an agitation of Pakistani Film artistes. Bimal Roy shifted his base from Calcutta to Bombay.

Besides this, Radio Ceylon played a major role in popularising Hindi Film Music almost worldwide. Radio Ceylon Hindi service started before 1950. Hamid Sayani, elder brother of Amin Sayani was involved in Radio Ceylon in early days and Binaca Geetmala started from 1952. The announcers of radio Ceylon like Kamini and Vijaya sisters, Vijay Kishore Dubey, Gopal Sharma, Shiv Kumar Saroj, Sunil Dutt, Manohar Mahajan etc were household names. So were towns like Jhumri Talaiyya, Nanded and few others. Radio clubs cropped up everywhere.

Radio Ceylon got the real boost when HFM stopped playing on A.I.R. in 1952.It is popularly believed that the then Minister for information and broadcasting, V.B.Keskar was against film music, calling it Vulgar and that it was he who banned it on A.I.R.

But it is NOT TRUE !

It is true that Keskar was a Purist and disliked Hybrid Music (i.e. HFM ),but he did not ban it. What actually had happened was that A.I.R. announced its revised policy in July 1952 which said,1) Broadcast time for Hindi film songs will be reduced and 2) Dropping the custom of announcing the name of the Film of the song.

IMPPA or The Indian motion Picture producers’ Association was enraged at this loss of free advertisement opportunity for their films and the producers, in their capacity as Copyright owners, took away the A.I.R. ‘s licences for broadcasting film songs. Thus film songs disappeared from A.I.R.,replaced by sugam sangeet and classical music.
(Ref. ‘‘ Mourning the nation: Indian cinema in the wake of the Partition” by Bhaskar Sarkar,pp 57 and .https://www.livemint.com/…/In-1952-Hindi-film-songs-were-ba… )

So, the truth is Keskar did not ban HFM, it was the producers’ association which withdrew licences to AIR, thus forcing them to stop HFM.

We had a very interesting discussion on RMIM forum on this issue, a few years back. Dr.Surjit singh ji , like a magician, produced several old documents which proved that Keskar was NOT the villain, but popularly he was held responsible by one and all.

Radio Ceylon took advantage of the situation and grew very fast starting programmes like Binaca geetmala and Lipton ke Sitare. They did yeoman service to popularise HFM in south east Asia.

Radio Ceylon’s transmitters were powerful and Boosters were installed in India. The famous Mountaineer Edmund Hillary wrote, ” Soon after Conquering Everest, we turned on our Transmitter Radio and the First thing we heard was an Overseas broadcast of Radio Ceylon Hindi service-from more than 3000 miles away ! ”

The year 1952 also saw some of the outstanding musical films and films with some other importance. Scanning the 105 Hindi films that were censored in 1952, we find that the colour film Aan was made in Hindi, English and Tamil language versions. Anand math-first Hindi film of Hemant Kumar had few eternally famous songs by Lata, Geeta and Hemant himself. Aasmaan was the first film of O P Nayyar, from whose soundtrack, Radio Ceylon picked up one of its programme music. Then there was Anhonee. Baiju Bawra-a musical film which opened the doors of A grade films for its lead pair-Meena kumari and Bharat Bhushan, languishing in B and C grade films hitherto.

Film Chamkee for which actress Ragini came all the way from Pakistan, Film Jaal another musical. Jungle ka Jawahir-last film for the yesteryear stalwart composer Madholal master, who was murdered in his flat in Shivaji park, in 1990. Film Maa- first Hindi film of Bimal Roy in his Bombay career part. Naubahar-a Roshan musical and Neelam Pari- Last film for migrator khwaja Khurshid Anwar, MD. Film Saqi,a musical and Sheesha-first film for Kumkum. Shin shinaki Boobla Boo-strange name film featured in the environs of a Far Eastern country. Film Yatrik-a Himalaya trek religious film by Pankaj Mullik, with some outstanding Bhajans and finally film Zalzala-in which Dev Ananad died on screen for the first time ( He never liked the idea,though). The only Next time he died on screen was in Guide-65.

The music of film Bahu Beti was composed by S D Batish. I have a lot of respect for S D Batish,who did a marvellous job of promoting Indian Music in the UK and USA. He is one of those rare people who left the film world, but continued serving the Music,by turning a corner in Life. Such people are few in this world. The monumental work he did for Indian Music in foreign lands is unparalleled. An important point is that he did not do this service to Music for his personal gains. For his sustenance,he had opened a Restaurant in Santa Cruz,California,which was providing him enough for a comfortable living in the USA.

After his death in 2006, an obituary-cum-short life sketch was published in California. I give below its adapted version for our readers-

” Punjabi master S.D. Batish was a pivotal figure behind the western world’s embrace of Indian music, most notably via his memorable contributions to the Beatles’ film Help! Born December 14, 1914, in Patiala, India, Shiv Dayal Batish abandoned a career in the nascent telephone industry to study devotional song, folk drama, and Indian classical music under his guru Hakim Chandan Ram Charan. In 1934, he relocated to Bombay to try his hand at acting, but roles proved scarce and he returned to Patiala two years later, renewing his focus on music. By 1936 Batish was regularly appearing on All India Radio and recording his first sessions for His Master’s Voice. The film industry nevertheless retained its allure for him, and in 1939 he returned to Bombay, working for a spell under broadcasting legend Z.A. Bokhari. After earning his first film work as an assistant musical director in 1942, Batish later graduated to full-fledged Bollywood musical director, in the years to follow working with playback singer greats including Asha Bhosle, Lata Mangeshkar, and Mohammed Rafi as well as writing now-classic songs like the smash “Manmohan Mana Men,” from the 1945 film Kaise Kahoon.

Batish also moonlighted as a playback singer on more than 40 films, among them 1944’s Daasi and 1948’s Barsaat ki Raat, before relocating to Britain in 1964. After accepting a position with the BBC Immigration Unit, Batish became a regular in British radio and television, most notably composing “Nai Zindagi Naya Jivan,” the theme song to the Beeb’s classic South Asian series Apna Hi Ghar Samajhiye (“Make Yourself at Home”). He also returned to his roots as a live musician, performing Indian folk and classical music on the vichitra veena, a long-necked fretless flute. In 1965 Batish was summoned by percussionist Keshav Sathe to record the Indian-inspired incidental music for the Beatles’ second feature film, Help! — the experience also proved the beginning of his lifelong friendship with BeatleGeorge Harrison, who later hired Batish to teach his then-wife Patti Boyd the stringed dilruba. In 1969 Batish assembled wife Shanta Devi, daughter Vijay Laxmi and sons Ashwin Kumar and Ravi Kumar to record North Indian Folk and Classical Music, which for decades remained the lone Indian release to appear on the seminal folk label Topic Records. A year later, the family emigrated to the U.S., settling in northern California and founding a restaurant, the Santa Cruz-based Krishna Café. Although the restaurant business remained Batish’s primary focus for the remainder of his life, he continued playing live and also cut the occasional LP, most notably 1980s Raga Todi, 1985’s Om Shanti Meditation on Dilruba and 1997’s The 72 Carnatic Melakhartas.

He founded “Batish Institute of Music and Fine arts” in California and wrote about 12 books on Indian Classical music,like Ragopaedia,Raga Channels,Rasik Raga lakshan Manjiri etc. He had also founded Batish Recording Co. He was associated with 102 films in Hindi and gave music to 17 films as S.D.Batish,Master Ramesh and Nirmal Kumar. Some of his songs were famous. He died at age 91 on July 29, 2006.” ( adapted from Jason Ankeny’s Bio )

In my memory,the image of S D Batish is etched as a person with a large Fur Cap. Such a type of cap was worn by Shaikh Abdulla and his son Farooq Abdulla. I saw V.Shantaram too wearing that type of cap. Later his son followed by wearing the same ( I mean similar type) Fur cap like father,as if it was a family tradition ! Of late,I have seen the famous film Historian shri Nalin ji Shah with this cap. When I had met him a few years back,he had jokingly said that this cap is his Trademark !

S D Batish was the cousin brother of Pt. Amarnath and brothers Husnlal-Bhagatram,all bore the same surname – Batish.

Out of the 8 songs of film Bahu beti-52, 4 songs are already discussed on the Blog. Today’s song, sung by Geeta Dutt and chorus will be the 5th song. It is a good song to enjoy listening…


Song-Gori Dulhaniya mori gori dulhaniya (Bahu Beti)(1952) Singer- Geeta Dutt, Lyrics-Kaifi Azmi, MD-S D Batish
chorus

Lyrics

hoye gori dulhaniya
hoye gori dulhaniya
gori dulhaniya
hoye gori dulhaniya
mori gori dulhaniya
mori gori dulhaniya
mori gori dulhaniya
mori gori dulhaniya

kaise nikhattu pe lattu bhayi
haan kaise nikhattu pe lattu bhayi
mori gori dulhaniya
mori gori dulhaniya

raja atariya pe oonghat hai
haha oonghat hai
sookhat hai sejiya pe raniya
mori gori dulhaniya
mori gori dulhaniya
ho gori dulhaniya
ho gori dulhaniya

damdi kamaai ki ghar mein na laave
damdi kamaai ki ghar mein na laave
hardam badhe pet apna bajaave
hardam badhe pet apna bajaave
paave to kha jaaye ghar bhar ki rotiyaan aan
chada jaaye paniya paniya
mori gori dulhaniya
mori gori dulhaniya
hoy gori dulhaniya
ho gori dulhaniya

roti hai loti to paani hai maani
roti hai loti to paani hai maani
raani ko tutla ke kahte hain naani
raani ko tutla ke kahte hain naani
bhaiya ko bhauji zara kuchh sikha de
chhuda de naadaniya nadaniya
mori gori dulhaniya
mori gori dulhaniya
hoye gori dulhaniya
ho gori dulhaniya

maathhe pe bhaiyya ko pagdi na bhaaye
maathhe pe bhaiya ko pagdi na bhaaye
kaandhhe pe talwaar rakkhi na jaaye
kaandhhe pe talwaar rakkhi na jaaye
balma ko apne odha de odhaniya
pinha de jhulaniya jhulaniya
mori gori dulhaniya
mori gori dulhaniya
ho gori dulhaniya
ho gori dulhaniya
gori dulhaniya
ho gori dulhaniya
gori dulhaniya
ho gori dulhaniya
gori dulhaniya
ho gori dulhaniya
gori dulhaniya
ho gori dulhaniya


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Blog Day :

4560 Post No. : 16156

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2011-2021) – Song No. 1
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Blog Ten year Challenge, which was started in 2019 and which continued in 2020 as well, now enters 2021. This post is the first post for blog ten year challenge (2011-2021).

January 2011 was quite like January 2021, with only one or two songs being posted everyday. Unlike 2021, we already had DOT days in the year 2011 by 11 january 2011. Thankfully, these days I am very particular about avaoiding DOT days at any cost. As a result, the just concluded year 2020 sa NIL DOT days. The only other year in the bloh]g that had NIL DOT days as the year 2017.

This day on 2011 saw only one song being discussed and that song was a song from “Shola Aur Shabnam”(1961) namely Jeet hi lenge baazi ham tum…pyaar ka bandhan toote naa .

“Shola Aur Shabnam”(1961) was directed by Ramesh Sahgal for Parijat Films, Bombay. This “social” movie had Tarla, Dharmendra, Abhi Bhattacharya, M Rajan, Mubarak, Vijaylaxmi, Jeeankala, Sulochana, Leela Mishra, Dhumal, Johny hisky, B N Shukla, B Perera, Baby Chandrkala, Master Akashdeep etc in it.

The movie had ten songs in it. Five songs have been covered in the blog. Here are the details of the songs that have been discussed so far:-

Blog post number Song Date of posting
1257 Jaane kyaa dhoondhti rahti hain 10 May 2009
1803 Jeet hi lenge baazi ham tum…pyaar ka bandhan toote naa 25 August 2009
3430 Ladi re ladi tujhse aankh jo ladi 11 January 2011
5983 Phir wohi saawan aayaa 21 May 2012
10393 Mathura Shyaam chale 22 October 201

The song under discussion today is sung by Rafi and Jagjeet Kaur. Khayyam is the lyricist. Music is composed by Khayyam.

Only the audio of the song is available. I request our knowledgeable readers to thro light on the picturisation of the song. My guess is that the song was picturised on the lead pair of Tarla and Dharmendra.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.


Song-Pehle to aankh milaana (Shola Aur Shabnam)(1961) Singers-Rafi, Jagjeet Kaur, Lyrics-Kaifi Azmi, MD-Khayyaam

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

pehle to aankh milaana
phir thhoda sa sharmaana
sharma ke chale jaana
are waah waah waah wah
haan
pahle to paas bulaana
thhoda sa pyaar jataana
ghabra ke chale jaana
arre waah waah waah waah

kaise gori apne dil ki baat labon par laaun
arre kaise gori apne dil ki baat labon par laaun
husn tumhaara bijli jaisa
dekh ke main darr jaaun
main ik hindustani chhori
main kyun pyaar jataaun
main ik hindustani chhori
main kyun pyaar jataaun
itna kar sakti hoon
tujhko dekhoon aur muskaaun

ghoonghat pat ko sarkaana
phir thhoda sa muskaana
muskaa ke chale jana
arre waah waah waah waah
pahle to paas bulaana
thhoda sa pyaar jataana
ghabra ke chale jaana
arre waah waah waah waah

in aankhon ko o gori
tu kitni achchi laage
in aankhon ko o gori
tu kitni achchi laage
hum jaison se aakhir kyun tu haath chhudaakar bhaage
jab tu hans kar aankh milaaye
dil ye dhadkan laage
jab tu hans kar aankh milaaye
dil ye dhadkan laage
jee chaahe main sharmaaker dil rakh doon tere aage

pehle ban thhan ke aana
hamen thoda sa tarsaana
tarsaa ke chale jaana
are waah waah waah waah
kamaal hai
pehle to paas bulaana
thhoda sa pyaar jataana
ghabra ke chale jaana
arre waah waah waah waah

pehle to aankh milaana
phir thhoda sa sharmaana
sharma ke chale jaana
arre waah waah waah waah


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