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Blog Day : 3828 Post No. : 14833

Today’s song is from film Hum kisi se kam nahin-77, made under the banner of Nasir Hussain films.

This is the 3rd consecutive song from the 70s that I am discussing. Do not wonder whether I have shifted sides- from writing on films of 30s and 40s to the 70s. Possibly, for the time being, this is the last one from this period. Actually, I have nothing against the musical or film aspect of the period 70s and beyond. It is only that, mostly they are not of my likings. Of course, I have always said that , ” Everything that was made before 70s was not all good, as much as everything made after 70s was not bad either.”

Good or bad depends upon the personal perceptions, because these are opinions. If you measure them on a scale- like say-durability, then it is measurable and no one can deny the durability quotient of old songs vis-a- vis songs after 70s. A lot can be said on this issue, but not today and not here. Anyway, to each his own !

Why do people like a movie ? If the correct answer was known to anybody, he would be a Trillionnaire in no time ! However, when this question is asked to a common man on the street, the answers one would get would be 1. Story is good. 2. Acting is good. 3. Music is good. 4. I like this Hero/Heroine and many such explanations. My observation is that Music and Songs is one major reason for a movie to be popular and successful. There are many examples like Albela-51, Baiju Bawra-52, Anarkali-53, almost all films of Saigal, most Noorjehan and Suraiya films and most films made by Producer, Director and Writer Nasir Hussain.

Nasir Hussain probably had received from God, the formula for successful films-for a short term use. Out of his 13 films, first 10 were hit films- primarily due to Romance and excellent music. It is said that being a script and story writer himself he used one story for all his films-with some variations, of course- and the time he changed the story his films became a flop. Shammi kapoor, whose sinking career took up turn because of the Nasir Hussain film ” Tumsa nahin dekha”-57, had once said, ” we have heard stories of Marwadis coming here with just one Lota and building empires. Here was a man who used one story for his films for 30 years and succeeded !”

Mohammed Nasir Hussain Khan aka Nasir Hussain was born on 2-2-1931 ( wiki says it is 16-11-1926) in Bhopal.His family was related to Maulana Abul Kalam Azaad. While studying in Lucknow University, he wrote several dramas for A.I.R., Lucknow. He even got First prize for 2 consecutive years in the University writing competition .( one of these stories were used to make film ‘ Baharon ke Sapne’). In 1948, he came to Bombay and joined Filmistan.

His first story was for film Shabnam-49, jointly with Qamar Jalalabadi. Independently he wrote story/screenplay/dialogues for Shabistan-51, Anarkali-53, Shart-54, Munimji-55 and Paying Guest-57. Then he wrote Tumsa Nahin Dekha and insisted to direct the film himself. Tolaram Jalan, the owner of Filmistan was not ready to give it to a New director, but when NH threatened to quit, he relented unwillingly but cut the film’s budget. Nasir took Shammi Kapoor ( who had given 9 flops in a row) and new comer Ameeta and made the low budget film Tumsa Nahin Dekha-57.

When Tolaram Jalan saw the film, he was not happy at all,but the film celebrated Jubilees in 30 cities in India. Nasir Hussain got Rs. 10000/- for the story and his salary for 8 months, Rs.8000/- a total of Rs 18000 for this successful film ! When his mentor Shashdhar Mukherjee left Filmistan, to start his own ‘ Filmalaya Studios’, Nasir also left. For this new company. he made Dil Deke Dekho- 59, introducing Asha parekh as New Heroine. The film was a Hit , but he got only Rs. 25000- . Nasir decided that only his own company can give him more money.

With just Rs. 10,000/- in pocket he established his own Nasir Hussain Films Ltd. and made ‘ Jab pyar kisise hota hai-61. Another Hit. Then he made Phir wohi dil laya hoon-63, Teesri manzil-66. Baharon ke sapne-67, Pyar ka Mausam-69, Carvan-71, Yadon ki baraat-73 and Hum kisise kam nahin-77.

For film Teesri manzil-66, the film started with Dev Anand as the Hero. After 2 reels’ shooting, Dev had some differences and he left the film. Shammi Kapoor was roped in. The film was directed by Vijay Anand and for the first time R D Burman was taken for providing Music. Later on Nasir Hussain, Majrooh Sultanpuri and RD Burman collaborated for another 5 films.R D Burman continued till 1985, doing in all 9 films for Nasir Hussain.

After his films in 1981,84 and 85 flopped serially, Nasir Hussain stopped direction and wrote screen play and dialogues for Qayamat se Qayamat taq-88 and Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar-92. His nephew Amir Khan was launched in these films. Nasir Hussain died on 13-3-2002 after a Heart attack.

Actors Asha Parekh, Rajendra Nath , Sidhu, Malika and Krishan Mehta owe their career to Nasir Hussain. Shammi Kapoor ,a struggling actor was given a new identity by him & thanks to him, Shammi Kapoor reached at the pinnacle of popularity. Even Amita became a hit property overnight by the success of Tum Sa Nahin Dekha,

While he encouraged new comers, he did not forget the veteran actors ,who had passed their prime . Late B M Vyas ,who was getting roles only in period/religious/Arabian Night movies was chosen by Nasir Hussain for an important role in main stream movie Tum Sa Nahin Dekha. Old timer Wasti ,who regaled the audiences with his natural acting in Sanjog , Rattan, Pugree made in forties and many Punjabi & Hindi movies later on , was passing through a bad phase . Nasir honored him by offering the roles of substance in Dil Deke Dekho,Jab Pyar Kisi Se Hota Hai & Phir Wohi Dil Laya Hoon. He rekindled the fond memories of the forties ,when he signed actors of proven caliber like Rajinder Singh, Mubarak, Kanu Roy, Raj Mehra ,Mumtaz Ali , Surendra Nath & many more . Here I’ll specifically mention the name of Nasir Khan & Bharat Bhushan ,who were passing through the most difficult phase of their lives . The benign film maker Nasir took them in his movies Yaadon Ki Baraat & Pyar Ka Mausam respectively ,just to assure them that they have not been forgotten and the industry recognizes their contribution . It is my strong belief that it was the blessings of those grateful old timer actors ,which made Nasir Hussain so prosperous and successful.

Nasir Hussain had that typical story formula in most of his films of “overhearing” ! In Tumsa Nahi Dekha, Pran overhears about Shammi Kapoor arriving & after stealing Shammi Kapoor’s recommendation letter, introduces himself as Shankar (Shammi Kapoor) . In Dil Deke Dekho, JPKSHH & Pyar Ka Mausam, the heroes concerned, overhear the heroine speaking about a comedian’s arriving (mostly as a marriage candidate) & after packing the comedian back,the hero banks on the name of the comedian. In Teesri Manzil, Shammi Kapoor overhears Asha Parekh speak, that she has come there to take revenge on himself (Rocky) and implies to Asha & her friends that he is different person named Anil Kumar Sona .
Even though with this common formula in most of his films , all his movies did well at the theatre on the basis of good songs & music !

There was a letter from a reader, in Filmfare, which stated thus, ” It is not at all important to pay attention to that so-called Hindi movie critic group who always referred and called Nasir Hussain as man of the movie with Escapism themes all the time to make his movie at box office hit. Working men need to have some kind of entertainment after spending hours and hours in heaps of works and concerned chores. Naturally there grows the tendency to escape from daily reality by engaging in daydreaming, fantasy….and there comes Nasir Hussain with this magical stick plus his established style of screenplay writing and later directing evergreen chocolate hero viz. Dev Anand…rebellious Shammi Kapoor…smiling Joy Mukherjee….charming Shashi Kapoor….handsome Jeetendra….and there was all time beautiful dancing lady ever present in her gorgeous smile…Asha Parekh who worked with these heroes with her fresh enthusiasm. What else an ordinary cine goer wish to have while spending his money for a ticket at window ? Apart from main hero and heroine there were devoted character actors playing various parts . ”

The Hero of the film Hum kisise kam nahin-77 was Rishi Kapoor, born on 4-9-1952. His first entry through Mera Naam Joker-70 fetched him a Film fare award. His debut as a Hero in Bobby-73 also brought him an award from filmfare. He is one actor who is popular even after he retired from films-not fully though. A film The Body-2019, was just released last week, directed by Jitu Joseph.His son Ranbir Kapoor is carrying the Kapoor mantle very ably.

Rishi Kapoor aka Chintoo has some different records on his name. He is the only actor having had 45 different heroines with whom he was cast. He also worked with 20 New entrant Heroines in their Debut films. He was Hero to seniors like Shabana Azmi, Rekha, Rakhee and Hema ( she was launched by his father), then with Madhuri, Shridevi, Tina Munim and Raveena Tandon. He worked with Simi Garewal in film Karz-1980, after his first film Mera Naam Joker-70. Some of his New heroines were Dimple, Kajal Kiran, Bhavna Bhatt, Ashwini Bhave, Radhika, Farah, Vinita, Zeba, Divya, Naseem, Rukhsaar etc etc. He acted in 162 films and also directed 1 film-Aa ab laut chale-99. He lent his voice in 7 songs in 6 films.

Today’s song is a copy of the famous Abba song ” Mama Mia”. So be it, seeing the youthful Rishi and Kajal Kiran singing and dancing is a real treat, in this video. Enjoy….
( For this article I have used information from Yadon ki Baraat by S Kanekar, The Hindu, wiki, MuVyz, HFGK, article by M N Sardana ji in woh din yaad karo and my notes)


Song- Mil gaya hum ko saathi mil gaya (Ham Kisi Se Kam Nahin)(1977) Singers- Asha Bhonsle, Kishore Kumar, Lyrics- Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD- R D Burman
Chorus

Lyrics

mil gaya
hum ko saathi mil gaya
hum se gar koi jal gaya
wu wu
jalne de
wu wu
jalne de
chal gaya
pyaar ka jaadu chal gaya
hum se gar koi jal gaya
wu wu
jalne de
wu wu
jalne de

tere liye
zamaana tere liye
aur tu mere liye
tere liye
zamaana tere liye
aur tu mere liye

mil gaya
humko saathi mil gaya
hum se gar koi jal gaya

wu wu
jalne de
wu wu
jalne de

tere liye
zamaana tere liye
aur tu mere liye

tere liye
zamaana tere liye
aur tu mere liye

haa

ae haa

hey

ae haa

haa

turuturututu
ha
turuturututu
ha
turuturututu
ha
turuturututu

wow beauty

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Blog Day : 3525 Post No. : 14162

Hullo Atuldom

Remembering today a producer- director who started his career in Bollywood in the year 1948. Our in-house encyclopaedia has already enlightened us that this was as a writer for an AR Kardar film of Filmistan. The other Filmistan movies that carry his name as writer are ‘Anarkali’ (1953), ‘Munimji’ (1955), and ‘Paying Guest’ (1957).

Recently Zee Classic ran a series which was hosted by the writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar called ‘Classic Legends’ which tried to give an insider’s view on the legendary film personalities. I happened to see the episode which featured this writer- producer- director or to put it in one phrase “Film Maker”.  Javed Saab talked about the various genres under which films are made in India and said that this particular film-maker made movies in a genre called ‘Rom-Com Musical’.

The person whom we are remembering today on his 15th death anniversary – Nasir Hussain, was one who thought up this kind of entertaining movies. But then we had ample doses of romance and comedy in all movies made in India and music is a must for our movies be they suspense thrillers or murder mysteries, or even vendetta movies.

Nasir Hussain gave us all these ingredients in equal measure in many of his movies. So, what if ‘Yaadon Ki Baarat’ (1973) was vendetta of a boy who witnessed his parents’ murder. We still had seven songs in the movie of which 3 were romantic. Similarly, ‘Teesri Manzil’ (1966) had Asha Parekh trying to solve her sister’s death – so, it can be called a murder mystery. This movie too had 6 songs of which 2 were pure romantic numbers and one was a total comedy, in addition to all the situational comedy that kept occurring through the movie. Then he also made movies where the family gets separated in the first few minutes and then the poor protagonist -simply put ‘the hero’ – goes through the paces of the movie trying to look for his lost mother or father, wooing the wealthy heiress, singing a few songs in the process etc. Almost all of Nasir Hussain’s movies followed the same story in the sixties. He changed his storyline somewhat for ‘Caravan’ (1971) and ‘Bahaaron Ke Sapne’ (1967), later on in the mid-eighties we had ‘Manzil Manzil’ (1984) with the story of a separated family coming back together in the climax. The later part of the seventies had two Nasir Hussain movies with only romance and songs as their backbone – ‘Hum Kisise Kam Nahin’ (1977) and ‘Zamaane Ko Dikhana Hai’ (1981).

There were a few constants in Nasir Saab’s movies namely – Majrooh Sultanpuri, Asha Parekh, Rajendranath, and a character that used to walk-in swinging a racquet calling himself Subodh Mukherjee. Of course, from the 1966 ‘Teesri Manzil’ RD Burman was his constant for music direction, an association that lasted for almost 19 years till the 1984 ‘Zabardast’. Even when his son Mansoor Khan took over the direction of movies of Nasir Hussain Films ‘Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak’ (1988) and ‘Jo Jeeta Wahi Sikandar’ (1992) Nasir Saab continued to write the script and dialogues. He was possibly the first to have back-to-back songs or four songs-in-a-row kind of situations – remember “Megha Re Bole Ghanan Ghanan” and “Bade Hain Dil Ke Kaale” (film ‘Dil Deke Dekho’, 1959). “Aap Ke Kamre Mein Koi Rehta Hai” (‘Yaadon Ki Baraat’, 1973) had three parts to it.  And then of course the foursome “Chaand Mera Dil“, “Aa Dil Kya Mehfil Hai Tere”, “Tum Kya Jaano Mohabbat Kya Hai” and “Mil Gaya Hum Ko Saathi” came all together in ‘Hum Kisise Kam Nahin’ (1977).

On going through the list of Nasir Hussain’s movies posted on our blog I find that many of his movies have already been Yippeee’d. ‘Hum Kisise Kam Nahin’ has been shown as having 5/6 songs posted. On reviewing the list, I found that the one song from the four-song medley has been posted. Which means it is not 5/6 but 5/9 posted.

Let us enjoy this second song from the dance competition medley. Not in this clip, but towards the end of the this four song medley, Amjad Khan also makes an entrance into this scene.

Thank you Nasir Saab for leaving us enjoyable movies

Song – Aa Dil Kya Mehfil Hai Tere Kadmon Mein (Hum Kisi Se Kam Nahin) (1977) Singer – Kishore Kumar, Lyrics – Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD – RD Burman
Chorus

Lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)

aa
dil kya
mehfil hai tere
kadmon mein

aa. . . dil kya
mehfil hai tere

duniya ki bahaaren tere liye
chaand sitaare tere liye

ho ho ho ho

jaan e ada
oo ho ho ho
jaan e ada
jaan e wafaa
tujh pe main fida
ho ho ho
ho jaan e wafaa
tujh pe main fida

ho oo oo
aa. . . dil kya
mehfil hai tere
kadmon mein

aa. . . dil kya
mehfil hai tere

duniya ki bahaaren tere liye
chaand sitaare tere liye

ho ho ho ho

jaan e ada
oo ho ho ho
jaan e ada
jaan e wafaa
tujh pe main fida
ho ho ho
ho jaan e wafaa
tujh pe main fida

ho oo oo
aa. . . dil kya
mehfil hai tere
kadmon mein

aa. . .

———————————————————
Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
———————————————————

दिल क्या
महफिल है तेरे
कदमों में

आ॰॰॰ दिल क्या
महफिल है तेरे

दुनिया की बहारें तेरे लिए
चाँद सितारे तेरे लिए

हो हो हो हो

जान ए अदा
ओ हो हो हो
जान ए अदा
जान ए वफा
तुझ पे मैं फिदा
हो हो हो
हो जान ए वफा
तुझ पे मैं फिदा

हो ओ ओ
आ॰॰॰ दिल क्या
महफिल है तेरे
कदमों में

आ॰॰॰ दिल क्या
महफिल है तेरे

दुनिया की बहारें तेरे लिए
चाँद सितारे तेरे लिए

हो हो हो हो

जान ए अदा
ओ हो हो हो
जान ए अदा
जान ए वफा
तुझ पे मैं फिदा
हो हो हो
हो जान ए वफा
तुझ पे मैं फिदा

हो ओ ओ
आ॰॰॰ दिल क्या
महफिल है तेरे
कदमों में

आ॰ ॰ ॰

 


This article is written by Raja, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

My last few posts have been about songs of the 1970s. As I’ve explained before, this is only because I find it easier to talk about that decade. Some golden-era film and music lovers may even like to call it the decadent decade 😉 – and they would not be entirely wrong, in my opinion.
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This post is written by Santosh Ojha, a relatively new visitor of this blog and a fellow enthusiast of Bollywood movie music

I had stumbled onto Atul’s admirable effort a few months ago when I was looking for the lyrics of “Aaj pahli tarikh hai” for a non-film piece for my own blog. After I posted the piece, I sent the link to Atul who not only read that piece, but also several others on my blog. He has been prompt -and generous- with his comments. Over time we had sporadic email exchanges. We discovered that not only we had a common interest (Hindi film songs) but also our backgrounds; similar age, similar geography (he from Ranchi and I from Jamshedpur; both in Jharkhand) and both from middle-class families.
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