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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 :

5170 Post No. : 17139

Today’s song is from the film Naya Sansar-1941. The film was made by Bombay Talkies. It was directed by N.A.Acharya. The cast of the film was Ashok Kumar, Renuka Devi, Mubarak, Shah Nawaz, V.H.Desai, P.F.Pithawala, David and others. The music was given by Saraswati Devi (4 songs) and Ramchandra Pal (6 songs). The songs were written by Kavi Pradeep.

Though this was the 13th film of Ashok Kumar, it was only the 4th film of Renuka Devi. After working with Heroes like Jairaj, Kishore Sahiu and Pahadi Sanyal, it was her first film with the acclaimed Romantic hero Ashok Kumar. By now, Ashok Kumar had got used to acting, but his one problem was not yet solved. Like any new actor, Ashok kumar did not know what to do with his hands and he always felt very awkward and ill at ease while acting. He and his directors tried several ways, but this problem was not solved yet….at least till he acted in the film Naya Sansar-41.

In this film, his role was that of a radical news reporter of a Newspaper called “Sansaar “, run by Mubarak. This newspaper had become popular due to its forward and nationalistic thinking and the paper criticised the leaders, government and the administration for the wrongs they did to the people and the Nation. While doing this role. Ashok Kumar had to smoke. Not that he had never smoked, but he was an occasional smoker. While doing this role, he suddenly realised that this time he had not faced the problem of “what to do with the hands”. With smoking, this problem seemed to disappear automatically and his acting became very natural and more impressive. Even the director noticed this and encouraged Ashok Kumar. This was the beginning of not only the disappearance of his problem but also the beginning of his famous natural acting. He continued smoking till he breathed his last !

Mayanagri – Bombay – attracted people from all over the country. The film world of Bombay had the Glamour, fame and money. This appealed to people from every field- acting, singing, music direction etc. Film Industry mesmerised not only the ordinary, but even the experts in related fields. That is why Internationally famous Sitarist Ravi Shanker, Dancer Uday Shankar, Bade Ghulam ali khan and many other eminents tried their hands with films.

There were two types of Newcomers. One who came, whether successful or not, remained in the film line till their end and the second was Specialists who came , contributed their bit and went back to their comfort zones again. Some names in the second category are Pushpa Hans, Meera Mishra, Shakuntala Paranjpe, Madhusudan Bhatt, Bal Gandharva, G.N.Joshi etc-all actors,lyricists like Moti, B.A.( actually he was M.A.), Dr. Ramesh Shastry etc. Classical singers like Phiroz Dastur, Ram Marathe, Hirabai Badodekar, Manik Verma, Menaka Bai, Ira Nigam etc. and MDs like Kazi Nasrul Islam,Ali Akbar Khan, Allah Rakha, Mohanlal Aima, Pt. Amarnath Chawla etc etc. ( names are only indicative and not exhaustive.)

One name in this category stands out boldly and that is actress Renuka Devi. She came to films as a Hobby, acted only in 7 films, sang 20 songs in 4 films and happily returned to her married life again. A very strong mind and determination is required to forgo fame and money for something you love more in life.

Sometime back, I had bought one book and when I read this book – ” A woman of substance-Begum Khursheed Mirza”’ I was very much impressed.

Begum Khursheed Mirza is none other than the famous Heroine of the 30s and 40s-Renuka Devi. She was perhaps one of the most educated, upper class, sophisticated and highly cultured Muslim lady, who ever joined the film industry then. One more striking feature of Renuka Devi was that she was one of the very few actresses who joined films after their marriage. The other such examples I remember offhand are that of Meenakshi Shirodkar (Bramhachari-38 fame), Shobhana Samarth and actress Neena ( real name Shahida- first wife of Mohsin Abdulla, brother of Renuka Devi).

Renuka Devi had studied upto Masters degree in English Literature, from Aligarh Muslim University. The only other nearest example I remember offhand is that of actress Vanmala (real name Susheela Devi Pawar), who had done B.A and B.T. and was a Teacher in the college before joining films,at the behest of writer, journalist and Director P.K.Atre.

The story of Renuka Devi is quite interesting. Khursheed jehan was born in Aligarh on 4-3-1918, to Shaikh Abdulla and his wife Waheed jehan Beg. She was the 6th of 7 siblings. Her father Shaikh Abdulla (1874-1965) was originally a Hindu. He was the son of a rich jahagirdar and Landlord from Poonch,Kashmir. They were Kashmiri Brahmins. His name was Thakur Das. He embraced Islam in 1890, while studying in Aligarh. When his family learnt about it he was disowned by them. He took the name Shaikh Abdulla.

He became a leading Advocate of Aligarh. After he married Waheed Jehan Beg, they both- being of progressive thinking- decided to work for the Muslim womens’ education. They faced lot of resistance from the fundamentalists, but they established a Muslim women’s college in Aligarh. To provide students for this college, a school was also started for Muslim girls. Soon girls started joining the school and college. Shaikh Abdulla ensured that all his children were educated. One daughter became a Doctor, another Advocate and two daughters did master’s degrees and later on became Principals of the women’s college. Khursheed also studied upto masters but due to her marriage could not complete it. ( she completed her masters in English Litterateur in 1963, at the age of 45 years, later).

Khursheed jehan was married to Akbar Mirza, a Police Officer in Aligarh. Soon she gave birth to 2 sons. Her husband, Akbar Mirza, was a well-placed official in the colonial police force and she enjoyed playing the part of hostess and homemaker. At a women’s club fundraising event organized by her, a senior British official commented that she had a flair that would be perfect for a film career. This set the 21-year-old Khurshid thinking and when her brother, Mohsin Abdullah, told her about “the professional atmosphere at the [Bombay Talkies] studios and the charming Mr Himansu Rai and his wife Devika Rani”, she could not resist. She wrote to Rai enquiring about a job, even sending him a recent photograph. What ensued was a struggle between the claims of domestic life and the increasing attractions of an independent and lucrative career.

This she did without informing her husband. She received a letter from Devika Rani,inviting her to Bombay for an interview. Now she confided in her husband and he wholeheartedly supported her. Akbar stood by his wife in the face of stiff opposition from both their families. Precisely because she had anticipated controversy, Khurshid had adopted the screen name “Renuka Devi” but it could not protect her identity. In her autobiography she says, “My mother wrote asking me not to visit Aligarh until the hue and cry had died down. As a result, I did not meet my family for nearly two years.”

Thus started her acting career. She was 21 years old, married and had 2 children too. Her first film was “Jeewan Prabhat”-37. She was given the name RENUKA DEVI. This was the Debut film for Kishore Sahu as well. Bombay Talkies bosses were very happy with her performance and she was offered the Heroine’s role opposite Jairaj in the film ” Bhabhi”-1939. Jairaj was also from a rich background, cultured and highly educated. Their tuning was excellent and the film was a grand success. Renuka also sang a few songs in Bhabhi-39. When the news of her acting in films reached Aligarh,there was a hue and cry. Her mother wrote to Renuka,’not to visit Aligarh for now’. Renuka did not go to Aligarh for the next 2 years.

She was invited to Calcutta By New Theatres to act in the film, Dadi Didi-39. Her other films were Naya Sansar-41 (Ashok Kumar), Sahara-43 (S D Narang), Ghulami-45 ( Masood Parvez) and Samrat Chandragupta-45 ( Ishwarlal ). Her film career was very short. She announced her retirement from films in February 1944, while shooting for her last films.

After partition, her family migrated to Pakistan. In Pakistan, though in demand, she refused to do any films. Instead, she decided to devote her time for women’s uplift, education, welfare and social work. She also did some work on Pakistan Radio.

When TV came to Pakistan, she became very active and she was a popular figure on Pak TV for the next 15-20 years. She completed her master’s degree in 1963, at the age of 45 years. She published 9 instalments of her autobiography in the popular magazine ” Herald ” from August 1982 to April 1983, under the title ” The uprooted sapling”. This was later on edited and published by her daughter Lubna as a Book in 2004, titled- ” A woman of substance- the memoirs of Begum Khursheed Mirza “.

Renuka Devi died on 8-2-1989 at Lahore after a prolonged illness.

In her book she included a chapter of 24 pages ” Renuka Devi-my celluloid identity”, in which she has described many interesting anecdotes. Her detailed description of the times of the 30s and 40s is a lovely chronicle of the history of Bombay film industry. Here are some excerpts from her book…

1) Back in the Thirties, acting in films was not considered an honourable profession for anybody. And for a married woman from a well-educated and respectable upper-middle class Muslim family, it was forbidden to even think about it. But Khurshid Mirza, the daughter of the founders of the Aligarh Women’s College, the wife of a police officer and already a mother of two, was too free-spirited to be tied down by any social norm. She took the plunge and soon a star named Renuka Devi was born.

2) In 1939, Shanta Apte wrote that she received four or five letters each day from young girls wanting to join the movies “due perhaps to this monetary attraction”. Actresses themselves acknowledged in interviews that the money was substantial and more than one actress claimed that her salary rivalled that of the Governor of Bombay! But aside from several myth-building exercises, it is now apparent that film acting was a uniquely high-paying profession for women. According to Filmindia, Shobhana Samarth’s approximate total income in 1942 was Rs 36,000 while Sardar Akhtar, Naseem Banu, and Madhuri earned about Rs 30,000 each. These figures indicate that leading heroines of the day averaged an income of Rs 3,000-4,000 per month (some actresses were freelancers and did not work through the year) at a time when a French chiffon sari cost Rs 9, and a brand new imported Studebaker cost Rs 6,000. It is hardly surprising then, that Khursheed would want to make “a little dough”.

3) ” Akbar stood by me in the face of stiff opposition from both our families. Nevertheless, he maintained a strange attitude towards my work. He enjoyed the benefits the money brought us, such as a new car, expensive game-hunts, and pleasure trips to fashionable Mussoorie in summer and excellent schooling for our children. And, yet, he treated my work as a hobby, instead of giving it its due importance.”

( My thanks to the book, ”A woman of substance “, some information from ” Free Library”,Cineplot and my own notes).

I have not seen this film, but from today’s song, it seems to have been shot on Renuka Devi while playing a game with a child and his friends. Renuka Devi sang 5 songs in this film – 3 songs under the MD-Ramchandra Pal and only 2 songs composed by Saraswati Devi. Today’s song is by these two Devis together. ( In the early era of films, girls coming from educated and well to do families used to use the suffix of Devi to their name- like Sabita Devi, Molina Devi, Meera Devi etc. Girls coming from Tawaif families and singing families used to put the suffix of Bai to their names, like Jaddan Bai, Amir Bai, Waheedan Bai, Kalyani bai, Menaka Bai etc.) Enjoy this song.


Song- Chalo Chalo bhool bhulaiyya khelen (Naya Sansaar)(1941) Singer- Renuka devi, Lyricist- Pradeep, MD- Saraswati Devi
Chorus
unknown child voice

Lyrics

chalo chalo bhool bhulaiyya khelen
chalo chalo bhool bhulaiyya khelen

haan haan haan haan
paas ki phool bagiya mein
haan haan haan haan
paas ki phool bagiya mein
chalo chalo bhool bhulaiyya khelen
chalo chalo bhool bhulaiyya khelen
kya karogi bolo jab ud jaayengi
haan haan
joban ki chiraiyya
kya karogi bolo jab ud jaayengi
haan haan
joban ki chiraiyya

main tum donon ki khoj karoongi
main tum donon ki khok karoongi
ban pawan purwaiyya aa aa
ban pawan purwaiyya aa aa
chalo chalo bhool bhulaiyya khelen
chalo chalo bhool bhulaiyya khelen

phoolon ke van mein tum chhup jaana
ban ke ek papaiyya
phoolon ke van mein tum chhup jaana
ban ke ek papaiyya
phool phool se hum poochhenge
phool phool se hum poochhenge
kahaan hai humra bhaiyya
kaho kaho
kahaan hai humra bhaiyya
chalo chalo bhool bhulaiyya khelen
chalo chalo bhool bhulaiyya khelen

aasha didi
aasha didi
main bhi kheloonga

raaja bhaiyya khelega
raaja bhaiya khelega
haan haan haan
ban jaana ek bilaav
chhup jaana patton ki chhaanv
aankh bacha kar karna miyaaun miyaaun
miyaaun miyaaun
donon bahnen dar kar bhaagen
aisi bhaagen aise bhaagen
donon bahnen dar kar bhaagen
aisi bhaagen aise bhaagen
jaise van ki bilaiyya aa aa
jaise van ki bilaiyya aa aa
chalo chalo bhool bhulaiyya khelen
haan haan haan haan
paas ki phool bagiya mein
chalo chalo bhool bhulaiyya khelen
chalo chalo bhool bhulaiyya khelen


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 :

5105 Post No. : 17045

I have mentioned in several posts earlier that this year ‘2022’ is a special year for the ‘year 1972’ 😊, the year ‘1972’ will be ‘fifty years old’ at the end of ‘2022’.

In this year we will be specially focusing on the year ‘1972’ and time to time will enjoy songs with some interesting details about the movie and /or the artistes.

In the beginning of this year, we started by introducing movies of ‘1972’ that were so far missing from the blog.

Thereafter we started adding the second song to movies of ‘1972’ that were represented with one one song in the blog.

Today’s movie is one such movie which was introduced on the blog on 02.04.2015. However, that remains the only song from this movie posted on the blog so far.

This movie is ‘Hari Darshan’.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 24.08.1972 and that way it will soon complete its fifty years of release within next two months now.

‘Hari Darshan-1972’ was directed by Chandrakant for ‘Joy Films, Bombay’. The star cast of this movie includes Randhawa, B. Saroja Devi, Abhi Bhattacharya, Shahu Modak, Asit Sen, Sujata, Kalpana Deewan, Padma Rani, Sanjana, Sadhna Khote, Sarla, Anwari, Rekha Chouhan, Babu Raje, Himmat Singh Chouhan, Ram Rasila, Satyajit, Jr. Mehmood, Baby Rupa, and others. Dara Singh, Jayashree Gadkar, Arvind Trivedi in special appearance.

This movie has ten songs. They were all written by Kavi Pradeep and the music was composed by Kalyanji-Anandji.

One song from this movie has been posted on the blog on 02.04.2015. While sharing the first song from this movie on the blog I had mentioned that the songs from this movie used to be played frequently on the loudspeakers and radio during festivals when I was in the growing up stage. I am familiar with few songs of this movie and the song being presented today is among them.

Today’s song is sung by Lata Mangeshkar. Master Satyajeet lip syncs the song on screen. We can see Junior Mehmood, and many other artists present in the picturisation of this song.

As mentioned above lyrics for today’s song were penned by Kavi Pradeep and music is composed by Kalyanji-Anandji.

In the year of the movie under discussion today i.e., the year of ‘1972’ music composers Kalyanji-Anandji composed music for twelve (12) movies.

Here is the list of these movies and their status on the blog as on today.

Sr No Movie Title Director Lyricist/s Passed by Censor Board No of Songs on the Blog No of Songs as per HFGK
1 Anokhi Pehchaan Satyen Bose Anand Bakshi 17.08.1972 1 5
2 Apraadh Feroz Khan Indeevar, Hasrat Jaipuri 18.04.1972 2 5
3 Ek Haseena Do Deewaane S.M. Abbas Prakash Mehra, Qamar Jalalabadi, Namwar, Kafil Azar, Anjaan 21.02.1972 3 6
4 Hari Darshan Chandrakant Pradeep 24.08.1972 1 10
5 Jaanwar Aur Insaan Chanakya Indeevar, Gulshan Bawra 30.05.1972 2 5
6 Joroo Ka Ghulaam A. Bhim Singh Anand Bakshi 07.09.1972 5 5
7 Kangan K.B. Tilak Indeevar, Verma Malik, Anjaan 11.01.1972 4 4
8 Lalkaar Ramanand Sagar Indeevar, Hasrat Jaipuri, Kulwant Jani, Mahendra Dehalvi 25.05.1972 3 8
9 Maalik A Bhim Singh Rajinder Krishan 26.10.1972 1 13
10 Maanavtaa Chanakya Indeevar, Gulshan Bawra 04.12.1972 1 5
11 Sub Ka Saathi A. Bhim Singh Rajinder Krishan 15.07.1972 1 6
12 Victoria No. 203 Brij Verma Malik, Indeevar 21.11.1972 4 4

From the above table we can see that so far only three out of the twelve movies (viz. ‘Joroo Ka Ghulaam’, ‘Kangan’, and ‘Victoria No.203’) where music was composed by Kalyanji-Anandji in the year 1972, have been YIPPEED on the blog.

So, we still have a long way to go to bring all the songs of the above remaining movies of 1972 on the blog.

Coming back to today’s song, let us listen to this song which is written by Kavi Pradeep and sung by Lata Mangeshkar.

Music is composed by Kalyanji-Anandji.

Video

Song-Maarnewaala hai Bhagwaan bachaane waala hai Bhagwaan (Hari Darshan)(1972) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Kavi Pradeep, MD-Kalyanji Anandji
Chorus

Lyrics

shraddha rakho jagat ke logon o
apne ae deenanath mein ae
laabh haani jeewan aur mrityu
sab kuchh uske haath mein

maarnewaala hai bhagwaan
bachaanewala hai bhagwaan
maarnewaala hai bhagwan
bachaanewala hai bhagwan

baal na baanka hota uska aa aa aa
jiska rakshak dayanidhaan
maarnewaala hai bhagwan
bachaanewala hai bhagwan

tyaag do re bhai phal ki aasha aa
swaarth binaa aa preet jodo o
kal kya hogaa
iski chintaa aa
jagat pitaa par chhodo
kya honee hai kya anhonee ee ee
kya honee hai kya anhonee ee ee
sabka usko gyaan
maarnewaala hai bhagwan
bachaanewala hai bhagwan
maarnewaala hai bhagwan
bachaanewala hai bhagwan

jal thhal agan akaash pawan par
kewal uski sattaa aa
kewal uski sattaa
ho jal thhal agan akaash pawan par
kewal uski sattaa
prabhu ichchha ke binaa yahaan par
hil na sake ik patta
hil na sake ik patta
usi ka socha yahaan pe hota aa aa aa
usi ka socha yahaan pe hota
uski shakti mahaan
maarnewaala hai bhagwan
bachaanewala hai bhagwan
maarnewaala hai bhagwan
bachaanewala hai bhagwan

dayanidhaan

bhagwan

maarnewaala hai bhagwan
bachaanewala hai bhagwan
maarnewaala hai bhagwan
bachaanewala hai bhagwan

maarnewaala hai bhagwan
bachaanewala hai bhagwan

dayanidhaan
dayanidhaan
bhagwan
dayanidhaan


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 :

5020 Post No. : 16928

‘Bajrangbali-1976’ was a Joy Films, Bombay presentation directed by Chandrakant.

It had Dara Singh, Vishwajeet, Moushmi Chatterjee, Premnath, Shahi Kapoor, Mehmood, Bal Dhuri, Randhawa, Shahu Modak, Durga Khote, Sulochana, Sushma,
Ulka, Jaya Kaushalya, Asit Sen, Babu Raje, B.M.Vyas, Jagdish Raj, Master Ajay, Master Alankar, Kumar Dighe, Radheshyam, Ramrasila, Ram Mohan, Mukri, Azad, Hercules, Dhanraj, Polson, Moolchand, Krishnakant, Mahesh Bhatt and Sumitra Devi, Jayshree Gadkar, Dulari in Special appearance.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 12.08.1976.

‘Bajrangbali-1976’ had total eleven songs in it (including one three part and one two part song). All songs are penned by Kavi Pradeep and music for this film was composed by Kalyanji-Anand ji.

‘Hanuman Jayanti’ is being celebrated today on this day of ‘Chaitri Poornima’. On this occasion here is song from this movie ‘Bajrangbali’. Today’s song is sung by Aziz Nazaan and composed by Kalyanji-Anandji. Lyrics are by Kavi Pradeep.

Today’s song happens when somebody from Hanuman Angad sena has to take fly to Lanka in search of Maata Seeta. However nobody has the powers in some way or the other and everybody is requesting Bajrangbali to take this responsibility on his shoulder as he is having all the ‘divyashaktis’. However Bajrangbali is not aware of his powers and so Narad Muni sings this song reminding Bajrangbali his ‘divya shaktis’.

I am unable to identify the actor playing Narad Muni. I would request knowledgeable readers to throw more light on the songs of this movie.

I had watched this movie in my childhood and had vague memories of it. However, I always remember the other song from this movie – hey manwaa re – which I had presented on the blog earlier on 19.11.2016.

Let us now listen to today’s song beautifully sung by Aziz Nazaan.

Audio

Video

Song-Kuchh yaad karo apna pawansut o baalpan (Bajrangbali)(1976) Singer-Aziz Naazaan, Lyrics-Kavi Pradeep, MD-Kalyanji Anandji
Chorus

Lyrics

ab jaago hey ae
anjani kumar
lankaa ki oar
prayaan karo o
hey bhootkaal ke
vikat veer
tum vartamaan
nirmaan karo
ham sab chintaa mein doobe hain
maataa ka pataa lagaao tum
dukhiyon ka dukhdaa door karo o
sankat mochan kehlaao tum m m

kuchh yaad karo o
kuchh yaad karo apnaa
pawansut o baalpan
kuchh yaad karo apnaa
pawansut wo baalpan

vidyut ki gati ee ee ee ee
vidyut ki gati jisme thhi
adbhut wo baalpan
kuchh yaad karo apnaa
pawansut wo baalpan
kuchh yaad karo apnaa
pawansut wo baalpan

duniyaa thhi dang dekh
tumhaari udaan ko
tumne hilaa ke rakh diya thha
aasmaan ko
aakaash tumhaare liye thha
ek akhaadaa
haan haan ek akhaadaa aa
jisne bhi li takkar use
palbhar mein pachhaadaa
palbhar mein pachhaadaa
bijlee ki tarah lapke thhe
sooraj ki taraf tum
mukhde mein chhupaa kar ke
diwaakar ko kiyaa gum
tum khaa gaye bhabhaktaa huaa
agni ka golaa aa
haan haa agni ka golaa aa
haan haa agni ka golaa aa

taakat tumhaari dekh ke
bramhaand thha dolaa aa
hanumaan jee ee ee ee ee ee
haumaan jee kahaan gayi
wo shakti vilakshan
kuchh yaad karo apnaa
pawansut o baalpan
kuchh yaad karo apnaa
pawansut o baalpan

phir ek nayaa dushman tumhen
lalkaarne lagaa aa
rahoo oo oo oo
phir ek nayaa dushman tumhen
lalkaarne lagaa aa
aankhen dikhaa ke
shekhiyaan baghaarne lagaa
rahoo oo oo oo
usko bhi maari laat tumne
baat baat mein
paapi ko kiyaa maat tumne
baat baat mein
jab rahoo gayaa haar to phir
indra bhi aayaa aa aa aa
jhunjhlaa ke usne tum pe
apnaa vajraa chalaayaa
aur ant mein sab ho gayaa
jhagdon ka safaayaa
jhagdon ka safaayaa
jhagdon ka safaayaa

tab devon ne milkar tumhe
vajraang banaayaa
hai aaj kasauti ee ee ee ee
hai aaj kasauti tumhaari
kesri nandan
kuchh yaad karo apnaa
pawansut o baalpan
kuchh yaad karo apnaa
pawansut o baalpan

tum shakti punj ho kisise
dar nahin sakte
kisise
dar nahin sakte

aisaa na koi kaam
jo tum kar nahin sakte
jo tum kar nahin sakte
uthho chhalaang maaro
o o o o
bajrangbali
bajrangbali

aakaash ko lalkaaro
o o o o
bajrangbali
bajrangbali

bheeshan swaroop dhaaro
o o o o
bajrangbali
bajrangbali

sankat se tum ubhaaro
o o o
bajrangbali
bajrangbali
uthho bajrangbali
jaago bajrangbali
uthho bajrangbali
jaago bajrangbali
uthho bajrangbali
jaago bajrangbali
ee ee ee


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 :

4990 Post No. : 16882

Today’s song is from the film Do Behnen-1959.

The film was made by Brij kala Mandir, Bombay. Produced by J P Sehgal and Kailash Kapoor, it was directed by Kedar Kapoor. Music was composed by Vasant Desai and all the 7 songs were written by Kavi Pradeep. The cast of the film was Shyama, Rajendra Kumar, Chand Usmani, Radha Kishen, Tiwari, Ram Mohan, Leela Mishra and many more.

The director Kedar Kapoor (2.9.1927-5.6.1987) directed 35 films from 1954 to 1983. In his career he was branded as Dara Singh Specialist, because he directed as many as 19 films of Dara Singh. His daughter Madhu kapoor was also an actress, in those days. The pair of composer Vasant Desai and Kavi Pradeep was unusual. They came together only in 2 films of 1959, namely south made School master and Do Behnen. Kavi pradeep was not acceptable to many well known Music Directors of those times, because Pradeep insisted on singing at least one song in every film and he used to force the composer to use the tunes he made for his songs. Due to this, MDs who were famous, could afford to deny working with him, like Naushad for example. Even Vasant Desai had to give one song from both his films to Pradeep to sing.

The story of Do behnen-59 was a story of twin sisters who were poles apart in nature. Shyama did a double role for both sisters. Earlier K.A.Abbas’ story in film ” Anhonee’-1952 had handled such a story. But that too was not the first one. In 1942, the film “Muqabala” depicted 2 sisters having different natures. In that film the Stunt Queen Fearless Nadia did the double role of sisters.

Having a double role in films was not a new thing. Let us take a brief look at the history of Double roles in films. As far back as into the initial era of making silent films, a male actor, Anna Salunke, had done the double role of Shri Ram and Seeta in film ” Lanka Dahan”-1917, made by Dadasaheb Phalke. Later on actress Patience Cooper did double roles of Twin sisters in silent film “Patni Pratap”-1923 and then again as Mother and daughter in silent film “Kashmiri Sundari”-1925. Master Vithal did a double role in the film Raj Tarang-1927.

When Talkie films started, the first film to have a double role was “Awara Shehzada”-1933.The Hero was Shahu Modak. The film was based on Mark Twain’s popular novel “The prince and the pauper’ in 1881. With this film India had beaten Hollywood in this race, because the first Talkie film on this novel was made in Hollywood only in 1937, with the same title of novel. The film featured the handsome Erol Flynn. Another popular film was ” The prisoner of Zenda’ based on the novel of same name by Anthony Hope in 1894 in 1937 and 1952.

In Hindi, a major hit film on double roles was Geeta-1940. In this film the hero-Chandramohan did a role of Father and son and the Heroine Durga Khote did the double role of Mother and wife. The film advocated the principle for the first time in films that ” Crime never pays”. This theme was later used in many films like “Kismat”-43 and “Sangram”-50. Film Geeta became so popular that it was remade as “Ustad’-1957 and “Karmayogi”-1978. Ashok kumar and Raaj Kumar did double roles in these films.

In the south made film “Chandralekha’-1948, the Hero Ranjan had a double role as twin brothers. The trend of making films with double roles went on increasing steadily. I have the statistics of such films from 1931 to 2014. As per this, the double role films were 3 in the 40’s, 11 in 50’s, 37 in 60’s, 63 in 70’s, 62 in 80’s, 81 in 90’s, 45 in 2000 and 17 till 2014.

Leading actors did double roles in films thus –

Amitabh-15 films
Rajesh K. – 11 films
Mithun Ch. -11
Govinda -10
Jeetendra -9
6 films each by Akshay kr., Hema M., Rishi K., Sanjeev kr.,and Shri Devi
5 films by Anupam K., Dilip kr., Mehmood and SRKhan
4 films by Ajay D, Anil k., J.Shroff, KK, Rekha, Sadhana, Salman Khan, Shashi K.
3 films by 15 actors. 2 and 1 by many actors. I have all the names but it will be too long a list.

So much for films with double roles.

The story of Do Behnen-59 was written by eminent writer Pt. Mukhram Sharma ( 29-5-1909 to 25-4-2000): The most famous writer of stories with social themes in the fifties, Pandit Mukhram Sharma had a long association with B. R. Chopra. He had written stories for many of his hit films. Some of his notable films are Ek Hi Raasta, Aulad, Sadhna and Dhool Ka Phool. Pt. Sharma had also won Filmfare awards for Sadhna, Vachan and Aulad. His other hit films include Santaan, Do Kalian, Jeene Ki Raah, Raja Aur Rank, Dadi Maa, Gharana and Talaq. Pt. Mukhram Sharma won Sangeet Natak Academy Award (1961).

Before coming to Bombay, he was a teacher in Meerut. In 1939, he came to Bombay, but could not get any job. He moved to Poona and joined Prabhat films as a Tutor for Marathi and Hindi. In Poona, he married a Marathi actress Shanta Mujumdar.He was with Marathi films till 1952, then he came to Bombay and got the first Filmfare award for Best story for his film Aulad-54.

Then there was no looking back. After winning Filmfare awards 3 times, Academy Award and Lifetime achievement Zee award, Sharma retired in 1980 and went back to Meerut.

The story of Do Behnen-59 was……….

Bombay-based look-alike twin sisters, Vasanti and Malti ( Shyama ), live a wealthy lifestyle with their parents. Their father, Raghunath ( S.K.Prem), arranges devout Vasanti’s marriage with Ramesh ( Rajendra Kumar), who lives with his widower father, a doctor ( Tiwari), and a sister, Rekha ( Chand Usmani). After the wedding, Raghunath is shocked to find Malti singing and dancing with a male named Anokhey( Ram Mohan) in a nightclub.

He brings her home, admonishes her severely and forbids her to leave the home. In response, she elopes with Anokhey, travels to Poona and books a room in Paramount Hotel. Shortly thereafter Anokhey shows his true colors, squanders her money, starts drinking, and frequenting prostitutes. He then takes her jewelry and walks out of her life. In order to recover the rent, the Hotel Manager contacts the Mathurs, and Vasanti and her mom ( Mumtaz Begum) attend to take Malti back home.

While traveling home, the train meets with an accident and Vasanti passes away. Her mother tells everyone that it is Malti who has passed away, and compels Malti to take over as Vasanti, which she does reluctantly.

After going to her house, she finds it very difficult to adjust to the sati savitri type behaviour. However, slowly she starts loving the new house and also her husband. Ramesh many times gets puzzled with her behaviour, but ignores it.

Finally the truth is out one day, but by that time Ramesh starts liking her and so a New Malti takes over her dead sister’s place officially.

Today’s song is the 7th and the final song of this film. It makes the film ” YIPPIED ” ! It is a good song too. Enjoy….


Song-Chhum chananan nanan chhum chananan nanan bichhua bole (Do Behnen)(1959) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Kavi Pradeep, MD-Vasant Desai
Chorus
Lata + Chorus

Lyrics

ho ho ho
papapapapa
papapapa
hahahahaha

aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa
sa re sa re ma ha ma dha pa
pa ma ga re ma ga re sa
sa sa sa
ma pa dha
dha ni re sa
sa sa

chhum chananan nanan chhum chananan nanan chhum chananan nanan
bichhuwa bole re
tan dole
man dole
chhum chananan nanan chhum chananan nanan chhum chananan nanan
bichhuwa bole re
tan dole
man dole

sakhi dekho jawaani aayi ban thhan ke
aayi ban thhan ke/font>
jeevan mein madhu ras ghole
tan dole
man dole

chhum chananan nanan chhum chananan nanan chhum chananan nanan
bichhuwa bole re
tan dole
man dole

o o
kis manzil pe aaj hum aaye
aaj hum aaye
dekho naazuk badan lahraaye
ho lahraye balkhaye
dekho nas nas mein hai bijli tadapti
nas nas mein hai bijli tadapti
ang mein bhadke shole
tan dole
man dole

chhum chananan nanan chhum chananan nanan chhum chananan nanan
bichhuwa bole re
tan dole
man dole

badal gaya sab roop rang
sakhi badal gayi hai chaal ree
chaal ree
dhak dhak dhak mere dil ki dhadkan
dene lagi hai taal re
taal re
o o
nain nachaa le gori teer chala le
nain nachaa le gori teer chala le
aaye khushi ke jhakole ae
tan dole
man dole

chhum chananan nanan chhum chananan nanan chhum chananan nanan
bichhuwa bole re tan dole man dole
chhum chananan nanan chhum chananan nanan chhum chananan nanan


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 :

4951 Post No. : 16815

Today 6th February’2022 is the one hundred and seventh birth anniversary of Kavi Pradeep(6 February 1915 – 11 December 1998).

On this occasion, as a tribute to him, here is a song from the movie ‘Sambandh-1969’.

“Sambandh-1969” was directed by Ajay Biswas for ‘S.M.F. Syndicate Productions, Bombay’. It had Deb Mukherji, Anjana, Pradeep Kumar, Anita Dutt, Sulochana, Vijaya Chaudhary, Achala Sachdev, Abhi Bhattacharya, Nana Palsikar, Ulhas, Leela Mishra, Rani, Janaki Das, Manik Dutt, Sajjan and others.

This movie was based on Bangla Novel ‘Pratham Prem’ by Achintya Kumar Sengupta.

This movie had twelve songs written by Kavi Pradeep and composed to music by O.P. Nayyar.

Here is the list of all songs from this movie.

SNo Song Title Singer/s Posted On
01 Chal akelaa, chal akelaa, chal akelaa aa, tera mela peechhe chhoota raahi Mukesh 20.07.2009
02 Andhere mein jo baithhe hain Mahendra Kapoor 11.03.2011
03 Akeli hoon main piyaa aa Asha Bhonsle 23.07.2011
04 Apni maa ki qismat par mere bete tu mat ro Asha Bhonsle Being discussed today
05 Yah khushi leke main kya karoon Mahendra Kapoor
06 Dard ke gaaon se niklo Asha Bhonsle
07 Jo diya thha tumne ek din, mujhe phir wo pyaar de do Mahendra Kapoor, Hemant Kumar 01.10.2011
08 Hey jagat pitaa parmaatmaa Asha Bhonsle, Hemant Kumar (19.07.2019
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09 Tum ko to karodon saal huye batlaao gagan gambhir Asha Bhonsle (19.07.2019
10 Main to kaanton mein rah loongi Asha Bhonsle Being discussed today
11 Ab to shamshaan ki maati hi meri maata hai Mahendra Kapoor 09.01.2022
12 Ab to is desh ki maati hi teri maata hai Hemant Kumar 19.07.2009

Today’s song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. The song appears twice in the movie– once in the childhood of the hero of the movie (i.e., Deb Mukherji). His mother (Solochana) sings it when she is about to leave him with Abhi Bhattacharya and Achala Sachdev . The second time the song appears is when she has died and her son lights her funeral pyre.

Also seen in the picturisation of this song are Sulochana Latkar, Abhi Bhattacharya, Achala Sachdev, Deb Mukherji and others.

Lyrics for today’s song were sent by Prakashchandra.

(Lyrics for both the versions are same however videos are different as the song gets played on two different occasions in the movie. The second version does not have the ‘mukhda’ but ‘antaras’ are same).

Let us listen to the today’s song now and pay our tributes to Kavi Pradeep.

Part I (Video)


Part I (Audio)

Part II (Video)

Song-Apni maa ki kismat par mere bete tu mat ro (Sambandh)(1969) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Kavi Pradeep, MD-O P Nayyar

Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra)

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Part I
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apni maa ki qismat par
mere bete tu mat ro o
apni maa ki qismat par
mere bete tu mat ro o
main to kaanton mein jee loongi
jaa aa tu phoolon par so o
apni maa ki qismat par
mere bete tu mat ro o
main to kaanton mein jee loongi
jaa aa tu phoolon par so o
apni maa ki qismat par

tu hi mere din ka sooraj
tu hi meri raat ka chandaa
tu hi mere din ka sooraj
tu hi meri raat ka chandaa
ek din to degaa tu hi
mere ant samay mein kandhaa
mera dekh ke ujdaa jeevan
tu aaj dukhi mat ho o
main to kaanton mein jee loongi
jaa aa tu phoolon par so o
apni maa ki qismat par

hansne ke ye din hain tere
rone se teraa kya naataa
hansne ke ye din hain tere
rone se teraa kya naataa
rone ke liye to beta
janani hai jagat mein maataa
mere laal ye aansoo de de
apni dukhiyaa maa ko o
main to kaanton mein jee loongi
jaa aa tu phoolon par so
apni maa ki qismat par
mere bête tu mat ro
main to kaanton mein jee loongi
jaa aa tu phoolon par so
apni maa ki qismat par

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Part-II
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tu hi mere din ka sooraj
tu hi meri raat ka chanda
ek din to degaa tu hi
mere ant samay mein kandhaa
mera dekh ke ujdaa jeevan
tu aaj dukhi mat ho o
main to kaanton mein ae rah loongi
jaa tu phoolon par so
apni maa ki qismat par

hansne ke ye din hain tere
rone se teraa kya naataa
rone ke liye to beta
janani hai jagat mein maataa
mere laal ye aansoo de dey
apni dukhiyaa maa ko o
main to kaanton mein reh loongi
jaa tu phoolon par so
apni maa ki qismat par
mere bête tu mat ro o o
main to kaanton mein aen reh loongi
jaa aa aa tu phoolon par so o


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 :

4923 Post No. : 16755

Today’s song is from the 1969 movie ‘Sambandh’. I was aware of this ‘title’ since my childhood and I mainly associated this movie with its song ‘Chal Akelaa Chal Akelaa Chal Akelaa, Tera Mela Peechhe Chhoota Raahi Chal Akelaa’. I have a big nostalgia of this song, and whenever I listen to it the song takes me to a different world altogether. This song brings back many memories of childhood for me.

Somehow, I didn’t get to watch this movie for many years, and later on when I started my music collection (1986-1988), I got to listen to another song from this movie i.e., ‘Andhere Mein Jo Baithhe Hain, Nazar Un Par Bhi Kuchh Daalo’ which I got in a compilation ‘Hits of Mahendra Kapoor’.

Then I came across one more song from this movie, this time sung by Hemant Kumar – ‘Apni Maata Ke Dulaare Bachche’ I like them all. And since the songs were penned by Kavi Pradeep my attraction towards this movie only increased further.

Secondly the music for this movie was composed by OP Nayyar Saab. And none of the songs composed by him for this movie sound like his characteristic music. That created a mystical ‘aura’ about this movie around me and that is still there (even I watched it once now I want to watch it more).

Then I became aware of one more song from this movie which was sung by Asha Bhonsle ‘Akeli Hoon Main Piya Aa’…

Years passed, and I carried the memory of the above songs. When I become associated with this blog, I was still interested to know about this movie and its songs. But it was only recently when for the ‘blog ten-year challenge’ our dear Prakash ji sent all the remaining songs from this movie that were still to be posted.

He sent us remaining four songs. Before that one more song ‘Tum Ko To Karodon Saal Huye Batlaao Gagan Gambhir’ got posted on the blog. Around the same time, I was browsing the HFGK Vol-IV (1961-1970) for the movies of 1969. Obviously, this movie ‘Sambandh’ features in that list too.

Finally I decided to watch this movie online. I liked the movie very much, but the print available online is not of a good quality both for the picture and the sound. Also, some parts and songs seemed to be edited from the available version of this movie.

Coming to today’s song from this movie, I can write something about it now as I have watched this movie. The song happens when Deb Mukherjee has lost his mother Sulochana. Deb had to perform his mother’s last rites without his father. He is aware that Pradeep Kumar is his father. But Pradeep Kumar is not aware that Deb Mukherji is his own son. Grief stricken Deb Mukherjee sings this song on the stage where Pradeep Kumar is also present. As Deb Mukherjee could not control his emotions while performing this song and stops singing, Pradeep Kumar who was listening in the spectator’s gallery come to the stage and sings a song consoling Deb Mukherjee. This second song is the song ‘Apni Maata Ke Dulaare Bachche’, or ‘Ab To Is Desh Ki Maati Hi Teri Maata Hai’.

The first song (or the first part) is the song we are going to listen to today. It is sung by Mahendra Kapoor.

Today also happens to be the eighty-eighth birth anniversary of Mahendra Kapoor (09.01.1934 – 27.09.2008), so this song also serves as a tribute to him.

Also seen in the picturisation of this song are Abhi Bhattacharya, Achala Sachdev, Nana Palsikar, Anjana Mumtaz, Vijaya Choudhury, Milon Mukerji, Sulochana Latkar, Ulhas and others.

Lyrics for today’s song were sent by Prakashchandra.

Let’s take a look on the list of songs of this movie and their status on the blog, as given below. We will further discuss about the movie in the concluding posts for the songs of this movie. For now I am skipping those details.

SNo Song Title Singer/s Posted On
01 Chal akelaa, chal akelaa, chal akelaa aa, tera mela peechhe chhoota raahi Mukesh 20.07.2009
02 Andhere mein jo baithhe hain Mahendra Kapoor 11.03.2011
03 Akeli hoon main piyaa aa Asha Bhonsle 23.07.2011
04 Apni maa ki qismat par mere bete tu mat ro Asha Bhonsle
05 Yah khushi leke main kya karoon Mahendra Kapoor
06 Dard ke gaaon se niklo Asha Bhonsle
07 Jo diya thha tumne ek din, mujhe phir wo pyaar de do/a> Mahendra Kapoor, Hemant Kumar 01.10.2011
08 Hey jagat pitaa parmaatmaa Asha Bhonsle, Hemant Kumar (19.07.2019
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09 Tum ko to karodon saal huye batlaao gagan gambhir Asha Bhonsle (19.07.2019/td>
10 Main to kaanton mein rah loongi Asha Bhonsle
11 Ab to shamshaan ki maati hi meri maata hai Mahendra Kapoor
12 Ab to is desh ki maati hi teri maata hai Hemant Kumar 19.07.2009

Let us listen to today’s song now…

Video

Audio

Song-Ab to shamshaan ki maati hi meri maata hai (Sambandh)(1969) Singer-Mahendra Kapoor, Lyrcs-Kavi Pradeep, MD-O P Nayyar

Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra)

mere paas hai aur naa kuchh logon
bas aankh mein aansoo laayaa hoon
main pitaa ke binaa apni maataa ki
chitaa jalaa kar aayaa hoon
jwaalaa se ghiri ee
jab meri maa
bhagwaan ke ghar ko o o jaati thhi
tab tadap tadap aatmaa uski
betaa betaa chillaati thhi
beta aa beta aa aa chillaati thhi

kisi se ab mera rishtaa na koyi naataa hai ae ae aen ae
kisi se ab mera rishtaa na koyi naataa hai
ab to shamshaan ki maati hi meri maataa hai
kisi se ab mera rishtaa na koyi naataa hai
ab to shamshaan ki maati hi meri maataa hai/em>

sun`ne waalon suno kahaani meri
ho gayee khatm zindgaani meri
dhool marghat ki leke haathon mein
ab to baithaa hoon main anaathon mein

dhool marghat ki leke haathon mein aen
ab to baithhaa hoon main anaathon mein
haaye maataa ko main bachaa na sakaa
apne baapoo se main milaa na sakaa
haaye maataa ko main bachaa na sakaa
apne baapoo se main milaa na sakaa
uski arthhi bhi woh uthhaa na sakey ae
uski arthhi bhi woh uthhaa na sakey ae
chaar aansoon bhi woh bahaa na sakey
samay ne kyaa ye din dikhaayaa mujhe
kaisi manzil pe waqt laayaa mujhe
ek taraf hain mere anjaan pitaa aa
ek taraf jal gayi maataa ki chitaa

ek taraf hain mere anjaan pitaa aa
ek taraf jal gayi maataa ki chitaa
achcha hotaa jo main bhi mar jaataa
is dukhi zindagi se tar jaataa
achchhaa hotaa jo main bhi mar jaataa
is dukhi zindagi se tar jaataa
meri maa chal dee
aur main zindaa hoon oon
meri maa chal dee
aur main zindaa hoon oon
main isi baat pe sharmindaa hoon
ae meri maut bulaa ley mujhko
aaj baahon mein uthhaa ley mujhko
aei meri maut bulaa ley mujhko
aaj baahon mein uthhaa ley mujhko

 


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 :

4894 Post No. : 16693

# A tribute to Kavi Pradeep 11.12.2021#
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Today we remember Ramchandra Narayandut Dwivedi who is fondly known to us as ‘Kavi Pradeep’ or ‘Rashtra Kavi Pradeep’. Today is his 23rd ‘Remembrance Day’.

He was born on 6th February,1915 and passed away on 11th December,1998 leaving treasure of his poems and songs sung by him in his immortal voice.

As I had mentioned in one of my posts on him here “I am short of words to describe his special ‘voice’ in words. As it is an altogether a very different experience or rather divine experience to listen the songs sung by him.”

I will not repeat the same again here. But I would again like to mention here that Kavi Pradeep is admired and loved by all. He has written over five hundred songs for movies and sung many songs (which could be less than fifty I think) for HFM.

He has immortalized himself in his creations and they will be cherished and discussed as long HFM is listened and discussed on this planet.

I would like to repeat that I always feel very happy to share his songs here on the blog. So, as a tribute to him, here is a song from the ‘1971’ movie ‘Kabhi Dhoop Kabhi Chhaaon’ on this occasion of today.

‘Kabhi Dhoop Kabhi Chhaaon-1971’ was directed by Chandrakant for ‘Joy Films, Bombay’.

Chandrakant was also the producer of this movie.

It had Dara Singh, Ameeta, Gutanjali, Jagdeep, Randhawa, Sapru, Tiwari, Ram Mohan, Renu, Mridula, B.M. Vyas, Shree Bhagwan, Bhagwan Sinha, Radheshyam, Moppet Raja, Tiger, Jogendra Singh, Mustafa Nasar, Dhirendra, Paul Kamidan, Kashmira, Anand Joshi, R.C. Pande, Datta Shahpur, Babu, Sandow, Hindustani, Suresh Gor, Gulab, Pehelwan, Jooly, Deepak Trivedi, Mansoor, Mona and Sulochana.

Story and dialogues of this movie were written by Qabil Amritsari. Dialogue Direction was done by Ramesh Pande.

Editing of this movie was done by Ram Khade and Vithoba Surve.

This movie had eight songs (as per HFGK Vol-V, 1971-1980) penned by Kavi Pradeep (three songs) and Prem Dhawan (five songs).

Music for this film was composed by Chitragupta.

The eight songs from this movie were as listed below.

SNo Song Title Lyricist Singer/s Posted On
01 Sukh dukh donon rehte jisme…kabhi dhoop kabhi chhaaon Kavi Pradeep Kavi Pradeep 20.02.2015
02 Aankh ka taara mera chaand se pyaara Prem Dhawan Lata Mangeshkar
03 Dil dhadke haay, pyaar mera sharmaaye Prem Dhawan Lata, Manna Dey
04 Haaye re sanjog tune kya ghadi dikhlaayi Kavi Pradeep Kavi Pradeep
05 Main bhi jaloon tu bhi jaley Prem Dhawan Usha Iyer
06 Jhoomar Jhoomar jhoom … Prem Dhawan Lata, Rafi, chorus
07 Koyi gusse ho ya raazi, aji apni balaa se Prem Dhawan Manna Dey
08 Samay ke haath ka kathhputlaa hai insaan… chal musaafir Kavi Pradeep Kavi Pradeep Being discussed today

As we can see from the above table singers Lata Mangeshkar, Mohd Rafi, Manna Dey, Usha Iyer and Kavi Pradeep had given their voices to the songs of this movie.

One song (the title song) from this movie has been posted on the blog on 20.02.2015.

Today’s song is the second song from this movie, which again is penned and sung Kavi Pradeep.

Let us listen to this of Kavi Pradeep’s another best philosophical song from his many in this category.

Video

Audio

Song-Chal musaafir chal yahaan koi nahin tera (Kabhi Dhoop Kabhi Chhaaon)(1971) Singer-Kavi Pradeep Lyrics – Kavi Pradeep, Music – Chitragupt

Lyrics

samay ke haath ka kathhputla hai
is jag mein insaan
sach maano hey duniyaawaalon
samay badaa aa balwaan

em>chal musafir chal
yahaan koyi nahin tera
chal huaa poora
teri taqdeer ka pheraa
chal musafir chal
yahaan koyi nahin tera

jag mein lattoo ki tarah
tu khoob re ghoomaa
dogali duniya mein
dar dar khoob tu jhoomaa
re ae
jag mein lattoo ki tarah
tu khoob re ghoomaa
dogali duniya mein
dar dar khoob tu jhoomaa
ab na karnaa jhoothhi nagari mein
kabhi pheraa aa
chal musafir chal
yahaan koyi nahin tera
chal musafir chal
yahaan koyi nahin tera

kisliye ae baawle
beeti pe rotaa hai
patthharon ke desh mein
aisaa hi hota hai
re ae
kisliye ae baawle
beeti pe rotaa hai
patthharon ke desh mein
aisaa hi hota hai
chal tujhe durbhaagya ki aandhi ne
hai gheraa aa
chal musafir chal
yahaan koyi nahin tera
chal huaa poora
teri taqdeer ka pheraa
chal musafir chal
yahaan koyi nahin tera
chal musafir chal
yahaan koyi nahin tera
chal musafir chal
yahaan koyi nahin tera

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Devanagari Script lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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समय के हाथ का कठपुतला है
इस जग में इंसान
सच मानो हे दुनियावालों
समय बड़ा आ बलवान

चल मुसाफिर चल
यहाँ कोई नहीं तेरा
चल हुआ पूरा
तेरी तकदीर का फेरा
चल मुसाफिर चल
यहाँ कोई नहीं तेरा

जग में लट्टू की तरह
तू खूब रे घूमा
दोगली दुनिया में
दर दर खूब तू झूमा
रे ए
जग में लट्टू की तरह
तू खूब रे घूमा
दोगली दुनिया में
दर दर खूब तू झूमा
अब न करना झूठी नगरी में
कभी फेरा आ
चल मुसाफिर चल
यहाँ कोई नहीं तेरा
चल मुसाफिर चल
यहाँ कोई नहीं तेरा

किसलिए ए बावले
बीती पे रोता है
पत्थरों के देश में
ऐसा ही होता है
रे ए
किसलिए ए बावले
बीती पे रोता है
पत्थरों के देश में
ऐसा ही होता है
चल तुझे दुर्भाग्य की आंधी ने
है घेरा आ
चल मुसाफिर चल
यहाँ कोई नहीं तेरा
चल हुआ पूरा
तेरी तकदीर का फेरा
चल मुसाफिर चल
यहाँ कोई नहीं तेरा
चल मुसाफिर चल
यहाँ कोई नहीं तेरा
चल मुसाफिर चल
यहाँ कोई नहीं तेरा


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Blog Day :

4757 Post No. : 16499

“Jai Santoshi Maa”(1975) was one of two movies that were released on 15 August 1975. “Sholay”(movie 1975) was the other movie. In the earlier weeks, “Sholay”(1975) was receiving lukewarm response from audience, and their makers were very nervous. After a few days of anxiety, the crowd suddenly began to rust into the movie halls screening “Sholay”(1975), much to the relief of their makers.

On the other hand, “Jai Santoshi Maa”(1975) began to attract house full audiences from the very first day. Unlike Sholay(1975) it was a low budget movie and it began to show profits as soon as it became clear that the movie would not be taken off after one week but would go on and on. There were many places where this movie ran longer than Sholay. In Ranchi, Sholay ran for 14 weeks whereas Jai Santoshi Ma ran far longer.

The music of “Jai Santoshi Maa”(1975) became very popular. By now the songs of this movie have become a part of many Indian househlds. This movie is the highlight in the careers of Usha Mangeshkar (as a playback singer) and C Arjun (as a music director). Kavi Pradeep, a lyricist extraordinaire of religious and patriotic songs, got to pen the kind of lyrics he so enjoyed.

“Jai Santoshi Maa”(1975) had six songs, including one multiple version song. All songs have gone on to become all time hit songs.

The blog has five of them. Here are the details:-

Song Date of posting (Post number) Remarks
Main to aarti utaaroon re Santoshi maata ki 18 August 2013 (8551)
Yahaan wahaan jahaan tahaan mat poochho kahaan kahaan 11 December 2017 (13802) Multiple version song- Two versions
Karti hoon tumhaara vrat main sweekaar karo maa 11 December 2020 (16089)
Madad karo Santoshi maata 28 May 2021 (16388)

Only one song is left to be covered. Here is that final song. This song is sung by Manna Dey. This is a song of “Hausla afzaai” for Kanan Kaushal, who falls into hard days (as is customary in a a devotional movie. 🙂 )

Kavi Pradeep is the lyricist. Music is cpmposed by C Arjun.

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

With this song, all the six songs of “Jai Santoshi Maa”(1975) are covered in the blog and the movie joins the list of movies that have been YIPPEED in the blog.

This song is the 200th song of Kavi Pradeep in the blog as a lyricist.

Video

Audio

Song-Mat ro mat ro aaj Raadhike (Jai Santoshi Maa)(1975) Singer-Manna Dey, Lyrics-Kavi Pradeep, MD-C Arjun

Lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

mat ro o o o
mat ro o o o
mat ro o o

mat ro mat ro aaj raadhike
sun le baat hamaari ee
tu sun le baat hamaari
jo dukh se ghabraa jaaye
wo nahin hind ki naari
wo nahin hind ki naari
mat ro o
mat ro o
mat ro o o

bharat ki naari ki aankhen
sab aankhon se nyaari ee
sab aankhon se nyaari
uske har aansoo mein jhalakti
pyaar ki ik phulwaari ee
pyaar ki ik phulwaari
aasha ki dor se baandh le beti
ee ee ee
jeewan ki laachaari
jo dukh se
jo dukh se ghabraa jaaye
wo nahin hind ki naari
wo nahin hind ki naari
mat ro o
mat ro o
mat ro o o

apne man mein diyaa jalaa ke
kar le ujaala gori ee
kar le ujaala gori ee
dil ke upar patthar rakh le
ronaa hai kamzori ee
ronaa hai kamzori
chupke chupke dukh sehne ki
ee ee ee
tu kar le tayyaari ee
jo dukh se
jo dukh se ghabraa jaaye
wo nahin hind ki naari
wo nahin hind ki naari
mat ro o
mat ro o
mat ro o o

kiska chalaa hai zor bhaagya par
rakh tu hari pe bharosaa aa
rakh tu hari pe bharosaa
har jeewan thaali mein prabhu ne
dukh bhi yahaan hai parosaa aa
dukh bhi yahaan hai parosaa
pataa nahin kis bhes mein daata aa
kar de madad tumhaari ee
jo dukh se
jo dukh se ghabraa jaaye
wo nahin hind ki naari
wo nahin hind ki naari
mat ro o
mat ro o
mat ro o o
mat ro mat ro aaj raadhike
ae ae ae


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Blog Day :

4741 Post No. : 16468

“Girls’ School” (1949) was produced by Kavi Pradeep and Amiya Chakraborty and directed by Amiya Chakraborty for Lokmanya Productions, Bombay. This movie had Geeta Bali, Sohan, Mangala, Krishna, Sajjan, Ramsingh, Shashikala, Vimala Vashisht etc in it.

A letter sent to “Film India” magazine and published in its August 1949 edition has this to say about the movie:-

I am wondering what this film has to do with women’s educational institute. There is not a single scene depicting as to how our rustic Indian girls are thought to become good mothers, good wives and good sisters though the head mistress of the Girls School uses these phrases so generously.

Nowhere (in the film) do we come across a single shot of the newly appointed young teacher and the head mistress taking classes. But none the less, we see a good deal about their ‘Laila-Majnu’ affairs. I shudder to think of the consequences that might follow if all the unmarried teachers begin to act in this manner.

The above reader was not alone in holding such views about this movie. The movie duly flopped and with that Kavi Pradeep gave up his aspirations of becoming a producer and confined himself to being a lyricist for the rest of his career. His co producer Amiya Chakraborty, though continued to be a producer and director and he met ith considerable success in his subsequent ventures.

“Girls’ School” (1949) had nine songs in it. Amil Biswas was originally signed up as the music director and he had composed four songs before he was shown the door as he could not see eye to eye with Kavi Pradeep. The remaining five songs were composed by c Ramchandra.

8 Songs from “Girls’ School” (1949) have been covered in the past. Here are their details:-

Sr. No. Details of Songs Date of Posting
1. Tumhi kaho mera man kyun rahe udaas nahin 25 April 2011
2. Baar baar tum soch rahi ho…chaar din ki chaandni hai 9 July 2011
3. O shahar ke baanke baaboo…zara dil pe rakhiyo qaaboo 19 May 2015
4. Kuchh sharmaate huye aur kuchh saham saham 6 February 2016
5. Raam bharose meri gaadi 25 October 2016
6. Danke ki chot par kehta hoon main 12 November 2017
7. Phoolon ka sapna dekhne waalon 1 may 2021
8. Gori ek baat sun badi mazedaar hai 9 July 2021

Here is the ninth and final song from “Girls’ School” (1949) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Lalita Deulkar. Kavi Pradeep is the lyricist. Music is composed by C Ramchandra.

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

Lyrics of this song were sent by Prakashchandra.

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

audio link:

Song-Koi bata do re ab main kya karoon (Girls’ School)(1949) Singer-Lalita Deulkar, Lyrics-Kavi Pradeep, MD-C Ramchandra

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

ek taraf hai jag ka aaa bandhan
ek taraf hai pyaaa..aaar
inn donon ke ae
beech mein meraa
jal rahaa hai sansaar

koyi bataa do rey ae ae
koyi bataa do rey
ab main kyaa karoon oon
kyaa karoon

mujhko woh din hai yaaa…aaad
mujhko woh din hai yaad
ke jab mere nain huye thhe chaar
palkon ne saath diya
khushi ki shabnam se singaar
magar woh din bhi
beet gaye ae ae ae ae
magar woh din bhi ee
beet gaye ae ae
bichchad gaye dildaar
meri aashaa ki
sab kishtiyaan
doob gayee manjhdaar
ho o doob gayi manjhdhaar
koyi bataa do rey ae ae
koyi bataa do rey ae
ab main kyaa karoon oon
kyaa karoon

kaun karega
apne haathhon se
apni chitaa taiyyaar
kaun rakhegaa
meri tarah se
phir us mein angaar
mere liye zindagi ee bani hai
ab talwaar ki dhaar
main to chaahoon ke
piyaa ko pukaaroon
phir bhi sakoon na pukaar
ho o
phir bhi sakoon na pukaar
koyi bataa do rey ae ae
koyi bataa do rey ae
ab main kyaa karoon oon
kyaa karoon


This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, 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 :

4739 Post No. : 16463

Blog 10-Year Challenge (2011-2021) – Song No.30
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In Hindi film industry, the experiences of lyricists turning producer/director have not been generally good barring very few exceptions like P L Santoshi and Gulzar. Dr. Safdar Aah Sitapuri, after successfully writing lyrics for 25 films during 1939-1945, turned director with ‘Bhook’ (1946). The film flopped at the box office. With this, he reverted to song writing until 1954 when he directed ‘Maan’ (1954). This film also flopped. After this, he went back to his teaching profession.

Nakshab Jarchvi, who started his filmy career as lyricist in 1945, turned producer-director with ‘Nagma’ (1953) which was a successful film at the box office, He produced and directed his next, ‘Raftaar’ (1955) which flopped. Next, he directed ‘Zindagi Ya Toofaan’ (1958) which did not do well on the box office front. After this film, he migrated to Pakistan.

Ishwar Chand Kapoor directed two films – ‘Chaand Sitaare’ (1948) and ‘Tarang’ (1952) after which he was absent from Hindi film industry between 1952-57 to resurface as lyricist in 1957. J S Kashyap, the writer and lyricist, directed the only film ‘Anyaya’ (1949). Bharat Vyas, after directing his first film, ‘Rangeela Rajasthan’ (1949), refrained from directing any film thereafter. Aziz Kashmiri directed his first film, ‘Sabz Baag’ (1951). After about a decade, he directed his second and the last film, ‘Pathan’/’Rang Raliyaan’ (1962). Both the films were failures at the box office.

The hardship experienced by Shailendra when he produced ‘Teesri Kasam’ (1966) is well known. Jaan Nisar Akhtar produced ‘Bahu Begum’ (1967). Despite having top actors and excellent music, the film failed at the box office. Probably, he may have realised that producing a film was not his cup of tea. He, therefore, concentrated only on song writing thereafter. There may be some more examples of lyricists turning producer/director and failed. Kavi Pradeep was one among them.

Kavi Pradeep started his career as lyricist with Bombay Talkies and wrote lyrics for six films between 1939-43. The tremendous success of ‘Kismet’ (1943) with its songs, all written by Kavi Pradeep becoming very popular, took his career as a lyricist took a great height. In 1943, because of the internal rift, Ashok Kumar, Shashdhar Mukherjee, Gyan Mukherjee, Rai Bahadur Chunnilal and a few more left Bombay Talkies to form Filmistan. Kavi Pradeep also joined them with a 5-year contract.

‘Chal Chal Re Naujawaan’ (1944) was the first film produced under Filmistan banner whose all songs were written by Kavi Pradeep. The film failed at the box office. It appears that after this, Kavi Pradeep was sidelined in Filmistan. Except for ‘Shikari’ (1946), Kavi Pradeep did not get to write songs for Filmistan’s other films like ‘Mazdoor’ (1945), ‘Eight Days’ (1946), ‘Do Bhai’ (1947), ‘Nadiya Ke Paar’ (1948) and ‘Shaheed’ (1948). Since he was under contract with Filmistan and was almost inactive, Kavi Pradeep wrote for films made outside Filmistan such as ‘Kadambari’ (1944), ‘Amrapali’ (1945), ‘Sati Toral’ (1947) and ‘Veerangana’ (1947) under an assumed name of ‘Miss Kamal B.A.’

After the end of his contract period with Filmistan in 1948, Kavi Pradeep became a freelancer. During this period, he decided to turn producer with a newly set up film production company, Lokmanya Productions along with Amiya Chakrabarty and produced the first (and the last) film, ‘Girls’ School’ (1949) which was directed by Amiya Chakrabarty. The film’s star cast included Geeta Bali and Sohan in lead role with Sajjan, Shashikala, Ram Singh, Mangala, Vimala Vashisht, Haroon, in subsidiary roles.

The film’s synopsis is as under:

Meena (Geeta Bali) leaves home when she is forced to accept an arranged marriage. She comes to a village and set up a girls’ school which is opposed by local landlord. Bipin (Sajjan), the landlord’s brother-in-law has an eye on Meena. The school is in need of a teacher. In response to an advertisement, Shanti Kumar Majumdar appears for an interview and gets selected as teacher in the girls’ school. The landlord’s widowed sister Sumitra Devi (Vimla Vashisht), a supporter of the school, objects because he is not married. Meena and Shanti Kumar fall in love but he realises the damage he may cause to her school and leaves. Bipin then spreads rumours about Shanti Kumar’s morals, which cause a further difficulty that has to be resolved before both the future of the school and of the loving couple may be assured. (Source: https://indiancine.ma/FLM).

The film failed miserably at the box office and Kavi Pradeep lost his good amount of money which probably made him realised to settle for only the song writing for the rest of his life. Amiya Chakravarty started his own banner ‘Mars & Movies’ and successfully produced and directed films like ‘Daag’ (1952), ‘Patita’ (1953) and ‘Seema’ (1955).

‘Girls’ School’ (1949) had 9 songs of which 7 songs have been covered in the Blog, details of which are given below:

Sr. No. Details of Songs Date of Posting
1. Tumhi kaho mera man kyun rahe udaas nahin 25/04/2011
2. Baar baar tum soch rahi ho…chaar din ki chaandni hai 09/07/2011
3. O shahar ke baanke baaboo…zara dil pe rakhiyo qaaboo 19/05/2015
4. Kuchh sharmaate huye aur kuchh saham saham 06/02/2016
5. Raam bharose meri gaadi 25/10/2016
6. Danke ki chot par kehta hoon main 11/12/2017
7. Phoolon ka sapna dekhne waalon 01/05/2021

Generally, Kavi Pradeep was known for his patriotic, inspirational and religious songs. In ‘Girls’ School’ (1949), he had written some light-hearted songs such as songs at Sr. Nos. 4 and 6 in the above table. I am presenting one more light-hearted song, ‘gori ek baat sun badi mazedaar hai’ from the film sung by Chitalkar (C Ramchandra) and Shamshad Begum. The song is set to music by C Ramchandra. I had uploaded the video of the song more than 4 years back with a view to posting the song on the Blog. It is only today, the song got a muharat to be presented under ‘Blogs 10-Year Challenge (2011-2021)’.

Enjoy this ‘nok jhok’ song.

Lyrics of the song were provided by Prakashchnadra.

Audio Clip:

Song-Gori ek baat sun badi mazedaar hai (Girls’ School)(1949) Singers-C Ramchandra, Shamshad Begam, Lyrics-Kavi Pradeep, MD-C Ramchandra
Both

Lyrics(provided by Prakashchandra)

gori ek baat sun
badi mazedaar hai
kyaa
teri takraar mein bhi pyaar hai
teri takraar mein bhi pyaar hai

piya tum kitne samajhdaar ho
ha ha
kaun kehta hai ki tum ganwaar ho
kyon gori kaisi kahi
badi mauke ki rahi
magar ye baat tumhaari nahin
magar ye baat tumhaari nahin
udhaar hai

haain
teri takraar mein bhi
uun hoon

teri akal se das guni hai gori
mujh mein akal
zara sheeshe mein dekho apni shakal
jyaada bak bak mat kar
jyaada bak bak mat kar
bas ho jaa chupchaap
baap re baap
ghadi ghadi mujhko sata mat
lagega paap
baap re baap
mere bhagwaan bata…aa
mere bhagwaan bata
ye kya chamtkaar hai
mera baalam hai
ya police ka zamadaar hai

teri takraar mein bhi pyaar hai
teri takraar mein bhi pyaar hai

aaj se sun papeeha
aaj se sun papeeha
teri meri kutti
apne naihar ko chali ja
hai tujhe chhutti
aisa mat bolo piya
dhak dhak hoye jiya
aisa mat bolo piya
dhak dhak hoye jiya

phir kaahe ko akadti
meri sarkaar hai
teri takraar mein bhi pyaar hai
teri takraar mein bhi pyaar hai

teri meri preet gori
kabhi nahin chhoote
kabhi nahin chhoote
hato ji hato balam
hato ji hato balam
tum ho bade jhoothe

meri dugdugi baje dug dug
o mere saiyyaan jio jug jug
meri dugdugi baje dug dug
o mere saiyyaan jio jug jug
tera mera jhagda mita
ab to beda paar hai
tera mera jhagda mita
ab to beda paar hai
teri takraar mein bhi pyaar hai
teri takraar mein bhi pyaar hai
teri takraar mein bhi pyaar hai


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