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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 sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Today’s song is from film Lajawab-50. It was a production of Variety pictures – a company owned by actress Ashalata Biswas- wife of Anil Biswas ( real name Mehrunnisa Bhagat). It is needless to state that the music for this and every film of this company, was composed by Anil Biswas. The film was directed by the veteran J.P.Advani, who was known to Anil Biswas from the mid 30s. However, they came together only in 3 successive films, namely Veena-48, Laadli-49 and Lajawab-50.

Jagatrai Pesumal Advani was born on 17-5-1903 in Hyderabad ( Sindh ). After graduating, he studied film making in Germany in the 1920s. After coming back to India, he joined Mohan Bhavnani – a big gun in those days- as his assistant. His first film as a Director was Heer Ranjha-1931. He shifted to Saroj Movietone in 1934 and then to Karachi to work for Golden Eagle Company. He was considered an expert who could handle the Heroines at his will.

He directed about 30 films, including a Hindi/Punjabi bilingual film Sassi-Punnu-46. His Filmography is- 1931: Heer Ranjha; 1933: Zehar-e-Ishq; 1934: Afghan Abla; Dilara; Gafil Musafir; Johar-e-Shamsheer; Tilasmi Talwar; Vasantsena; Flashing Sword; 1935: Bahar-e- Sulemani; Farebi Duniya; Shah Behram; 1936: Elaan-e-Jung; Shokh Dilruba; Sipahsalaar; 1937: Saqi; Insaaf; 1939: Dekha Jayega; 1940: Dharma Bandhan; Sneh Bandhan; 1941: Shehzadi; 1942: Suhagan; 1943: Sahara; 1946: Sassi Punnu; 1948: Veena; 1949: Laadli; 1950: Wafaa; Lajawaab; 1952: Saloni; 1954: Danka; 1955: Hasina.

The cast of the film consisted of Rehana, Sohan, Kuldeep Kaur, David, Pran, Iftekhar etc etc. Not much information is available about this Hero- Sohan. In Hindi films, many aspirants tried their luck. Not all of them got an opportunity to enter films. In the early era, it was easy, but as the years passed by, it became difficult for the hopefuls. Few lucky ones got a Mentor- it helped them to only to enter films but not stay in the industry.

“Aaye bhi vo, gaye bhi vo, khatam fasana ho gaya “. These newcomers were given a fair opportunity to showcase their abilities, but unfortunately, despite their honest efforts, their skill did not show up and the audience was unimpressed. They got big banners, good experienced directors, but they disappointed their Mentors with non existent abilities to act. They proved to be ‘Non- Actors ‘.

Among them, some male actor’s names which I remember off hand are Arjun in Malhar-51, Rattan Chopra in Aman-67,Mom ki Gudia-72, Vijay kumar in Alif laila-54,Premendra in Holi aayee re-70, Deepak kumar in Aabroo-68, Ajay in Wapas-69, Som Dutt in mann ka meet-68, Vikram in Julie-75,Rajeev Kapoor in Raam teri Ganga maili-85, Shekhar Suman in Utsav-84, Kaycee mehra in Chhabilee-60 and mem didi-61, prashant in Sehra-63, Ashok Sharma in Hamari yaad aayegi-61, Ajit Chitnis in Aaj ki baat-55, Nusrat Kardar in Dard-47, Manish in Saraswati Chandra-68, Rajiv in Nayi umar ki nayi fasal-65, Aroop kumar in Bezubaan-62 etc etc.

Sohan kapila was also one such actor, who was not successful as a Hero. Actually, big banners like Filmistan supported him. He got seasoned Heroines like Geeta Bali and Rehana as well as Debutants Jayashree Gadkar and Nalini Chonkar, but nothing worked. He proved that you can take the Horse to the water, but you can not make it drink !!! He acted in Girls school-49, lajawab-50, Sanskar-58, Ek armaan mera-59, Chaand ki duniya-59, Babar-60, Commercial pilot officer-63 and picnik-66 and may be some more as character roles. After he retired, his daughter actress Padmini Kapila also had the same fate !

Film Lajawab-50 had another interesting artiste- Kuldeep kaur. Her life story is very interesting. Born in 1927 at Lahore, Kuldeep Kaur was the daughter of a wealthy landlord family of Punjab and the daughter-in-law of the grandson of Ranjit Singh’s daredevil military commander, General Sham Singh Attariwala.

Her in-laws lived in the village of Attari. Located on Amritsar district’s border with Lahore district, just off the Grand Trunk Road, it was 18 miles away from both Amritsar and Lahore.
Kuldip Kaur was a very shy and simple, beautiful Sikh woman.

Her rich landlord husband, Mohinder Singh Sidhu (also called Mohinder Singh Pompa), was a spoiled chap. He hardly spent a day without visiting either Lahore or Amritsar. He was a good friend of Maharaja Jagatjit Singh of Kapurthala and visited his French style palace – modelled on the Versailles – as well as the magnificent Jagatjit Club several times during the winters. During the summers the Maharaja himself was often on a tour of France and other European countries and was seldom available in Kapurthala.

Kuldip Kaur was brought up like a princess. Her spoiled Sardar husband wanted his wife to be like a modern westernized lady. He wanted his wife to learn swimming and rub shoulders with the club-going English elite based in Lahore and Amritsar.

Once exposed to the club culture, Kuldip Kaur also started getting a taste of its dark side. Since Lahore was a film city, Kuldip Kaur started dreaming about becoming a film actress.

According to one story, Kuldip Kaur started admiring the professional qualities of actor Pran Nath, who was in film acting in Lahore since 1940, when he successfully performed the role of a hero in Punjabi film “Yamla Jutt” (The Simple Peasant).

By July and August of 1947, communal violence erupted into a full-fledged exercise in ethnic cleansing, with Muslims on one side and Sikhs and Hindus on the other. Both Lahore and Amritsar were engulfed in the worst sectarian violence in recent history.

Both Pran and Kuldip Kaur were made to leave Lahore in a jiffy, leaving virtually every belonging behind. Her own village being right on the border was also not peaceful. So Kuldip
Kaur left straight for Bombay. According to one story, in order to impress Pran, Kuldip Kaur decided to bring Pran’s stranded car from Lahore to Bombay.

In a gesture of unprecedented daredevilry, she travelled from the safety of Amritsar to Lahore and drove Pran’s car first to Amritsar and then all the way to Bombay, where she handed over the keys to a surprised but grateful Pran.

After leaving for Bombay, Kuldip Kaur’s contact with her parents and in-laws got diminished. On arrival in Bombay, Kuldip Kaur made up her mind to plunge headlong into the film industry. She was prepared to act in Hindi/Urdu as well as Punjabi films. The experts of film industry were of the opinion that her large piercing eyes and her flat
chin made her an ideal choice for the role of a vamp.

The first ranking heroines of the time included Naseem Bano, Madhubala, Nargis, Suraiya and Nutan. Other heroines included Binarai, Shyama, Nimmi, Nirupa Roy, Meena Shori, Nigar Sultana, Veena and Kamini Kaushal. There was a shortage of ladies willing to perform the role of vamps.

One of Kuldip Kaur’s first films was a Punjabi blockbuster “Chaman” (1948). Within the same year Kuldip Kaur acted in two Hindi/Urdu films “Ziddi” and “Grahasthi“. All her 1948 films did well. After that she never looked back and went from strength to strength. At one stage Kuldip Kaur was so busy in her film roles that for a long duration she did not visit Punjab.

In 1949, Kuldip Kaur worked in at least two films “Ek Thi Ladki” and “Kaneez”. “Ek Thi Ladki” was a blockbuster. Music Director Vinod composed some great tunes for this movie. “Kaneez” did not do too well.In 1950, Kuldip Kaur acted in two great musical Hindi movies “Samadhi” and “Adhi Raat” and did two Punjabi movies “Madaari” and “Chhai”.
1951 was a great year for her: she played the roles of vamps in six movies – “Stage”, “Rajput”, “Nai Zindagi”, “Ek Nazar”, “Afsana” and “Mukhra”. Her role in film “Afsana” received critical acclaim.

1952 was another great year for Kuldip Kaur. She worked in four movies – “Shisham”, “Nau Bahar”, “Baiju Bawra” and “Anjaam”. Again her role was highly praised in what became an all-time classic, “Baiju Bawra”. In 1953 again, Kuldip Kaur had four films – “Mashooka”, “Baaz”, “Anarkali” and “Aabshar”. Of these, “Anarkali” was a super hit and her role stole the limelight. 1954 proved another great year. She was featured in three movies – “Lal Pari”, “Gul Bahar” and “Daak Babu”.

1955 was one of her busiest professional years. She played the bad girl’s role in “Teer Andaz”, “Miss Coca Cola”, “Mast Qalandar” and “Jashan”. In 1956, things slowed down a bit. She worked in two films, but none was released. Two of Kuldip Kaur starrers spilled over into the new year and were released in 1957. These were “Sheroo” and “Ek Saal”. In 1958 Kuldip Kaur had her roles in two films “Sahara” and “Panchyat”. In 1959, she did three films – “Pyaar Ka Rishta”, “Mohar” and “Jagir”. Out of these, one film, “Mohar,” was a great musical. Its music composed by Madan Mohan was simply outstanding.

When Kuldip had fewer Hindi films in hand, she worked in Punjabi films. 1960 started as a reasonably good year for Kuldip Kaur. She had a Hindi film, “Maa Baap,” and a Punjabi film, “Yamla Jutt”.But during this very year, her life was cut short when she got some thorns in her feet and legs and she pulled those out by herself. True to her character of a daredevil woman, she did not seek medical advice immediately. Her sores became not only septic, but she contracted tetanus too, which was then incurable.

Kuldip Kaur died in 1960.

Today’s song is the 5th song to be posted from this film. There were total 11 songs. I feel this film had some of the best songs of Anil Biswas. All the 3 duets of Anil Biswas and Lata are very good. Today’s duet is the third of them, in which Anil Biswas has no words but makes only funny sounds. Enjoy this melodious duet….


Song-Do din bahaar hai do din ka pyaar hai (Laajawaab)(1950) Singers-Lata, Lyrics-Prem Dhawan, MD-Anil Biswas
Male chorus + Anil Biswas
Female chorus

Lyrics

hoyi hoyi hoyi
hoyiya re hoyiya
hoyi hoyi hoyi
hoyiya re hoyiya

ho ho ho ho ho ho
hoyi hoyi hoyi
hoyiya re hoyiya

ho ho ho ho ho
hoyi hoyi hoyi
hoyiya re hoyiya
hoyi hoyi hoyi
hoyiya re hoyiya

ho ho ho ho ho
hoyi hoyi hoyi
hoyiya re hoyiya
hoyi hoyi hoyi hoyiya
re hoyiya
hoyi hoyi hoyi
hoyiya re hoyiya

do din bahaar hai
do din ka pyaar hai
do din ki hai ye zindgaani
hoyi hoyi hoyi
hoyiya re hoyiya

do din bahaar hai
do din ka pyaar hai
do din ki hai ye zindgaani
hoyi hoyi hoyi
hoyiya re hoyiya

duniya jawaan hai
dil mein toofaan hai
duniya jawaan hai
dil me toofaan hai
kar le ji bhar ke tu manmaani ee
do din bahaar hai
do din ka pyaar hai
do din ki hai ye zindgani
hoyi hoyi hoyi
hoyiya re hoyiya
hoyi hoyi hoyi
hoyiya re hoyiya
hoyi hoyi hoyi
hoyiya re hoyiya

bhanwron se boli ye baad e saba
bhanwron se boli ye baad e saba
lo kaliyaan hansi
lo chaman khil gaya
lo kaliyaan hansi
lo kaliyaan hansi
lo kaliyaan hansi
lo chaman khil gaya
phoolon pe jhoom lo
kaliyon ko chum lo
phoolon pe jhoom lo
kaliyon ko choom lo
aayegi phir na rut suhaani ee
do din bahaar hai
do din ka pyaar hai
do din ki hai ye zindgaani
hoyi hoyi hoyi
hoyiya re hoyiya
hoyi hoyi hoyi
hoyiya re hoyiya

jo kahana hai tumse wo kah na sakoon
na kahne ke dukh ko main sah na sakoon
jo kahana hai tumse wo kah na sakoon
na kahne ke dukh ko main sah na sakoon
dil bekaraar hai
tumpe nisaar hai
dil bekaraar hai
tumpe nisaar hai
itni si hai meri kahaani ee
do din bahaar hai
do din ka pyaar hai
do din ki hai ye zindgani

hoyi hoyi hoyi hoyiya re hoyiya
do din bahaar hai
do din ka pyaar hai
do din ki hai ye zindgani

hoyi hoyi hoyi
hoyiya ri hoyiya
hoyi hoyi hoyi
hoyiya re hoyiya

ho ho ho ho ho
hoyi hoyi hoyi hoyiya re hoyiya
ho ho ho ho ho
hoyi hoyi hoyi hoyiya re hoyiya
ho ho ho ho ho
hoyi hoyi hoyi hoyiya re hoyiya

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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 sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Today’s song is from the film Lajawab-50. It is sung by Anil Biswas, Lata and Binapani Mukherjee, with chorus. It is a lovely,rhythmatic,foot-tapping song and clearly shows the unmistakable stamp of the composer Anil Biswas. He was hailed as one of the most original, revolutionary and experimental composer, even dubbed as “The Bhishma Pitamaha” of HFM.
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This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

This is a song from LAJAWAB-1950. Anil Biswas was the Music Director. By 1950, he had been in the Hindi film industry for about 15 years. He was hailed as the original composer and also the senior most one to be called “Bhishma Pitamah” of the HFM. He had attained fame, name, money, love and position in the industry, but one thing always bothered him and that was that, he had not been able to compose any song for Saigal or Noorjehan.
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I have posted a song from “Laajawaab” (1950) in the past. Here is another song from this movie.
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Here is a laajaawaab song from a movie called, well, “Laajawaab”. This is a movie from 1950 which had Sohan, Rehaana, Ifteqar etc in lead roles.
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