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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 article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of atulsongaday.me, then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

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4825 Post No. : 16603

The human mind is constantly attracted by imaginary things.He would like to have supernatural powers and do things which he only dreams about. He knows he can not do so, so looks out for those who can do them. A normal person likes to see a man do super-human activity like fighting with hungry lions or teaching a lesson to Roadside Romeos or punishing wrong-doers etc. If possible he would like to do these things himself, but it is not possible for an ordinary man. If someone is thrashing a thief or stopping someone from troubling hapless women, the public gathers and cheers him. We have seen it many times.

Secrecy, Puzzles, riddles, Mystery and fantasy are the initiators of curiosity in Human Mind. The mind dreams of the things it wishes, but can not do and knows that it can not do. That is where the seeds of Action films and stunts are sown.

The film makers took advantage of this human nature and made films about supernatural heroes who rode Horses, fought 10 goons at a time, jumped into and out of fire with ease and generally staked their lives to save the poor and the weak in the society. The audience simply loved it and action films established themselves. There is nothing childish about it. These movies help the majority of moviegoers enjoy such superhuman acts vicariously.

When film making started in India, it was but natural, because of our heritage, that most initial films were mythological. With the beginning of silent films from Raja Harishchandra in 1913 to 1921 almost all films were Mythologicals.

The First off-beat film was ”England Returned or Bilet ferat” a Comedy film made by Indo British films, Calcutta, released on 2-2-1921.

The First fantasy film was ‘Princess Badar or The tale of Kamar-al-Zamin’ made in 1922 by Madan Theatres, Calcutta.

The First Costume film was ‘The song of the slave‘-1922,made by Photoplay Syndicate,Calcutta.

The First Crime film was ‘The Kala Naag or Triumph of Justice‘-1924, made by Kohinoor films,Bombay. The First detective film was ‘ Justice or Nyaya’-1925, made by Premier Photoplay, Poona.

And finally the First Action film was ”The choice of a Bride“-1929, made by Surya Film Company, Bangalore.

After this there were many Action films made in Silent movies till the last silent film in India-” Niyoti”-1934, made by Aurora Film Corporation, Calcutta, released on 15-9-1934.

( Thanks to Dr.R K Verma and his book “Silent Cinema”).

When the Talkie films started , here too Mythologicals led the list. However the First Action Film in Talkie was ” Dagabaz Aashiq”-1932, closely followed by another action film “Do Badmash” made by Imperial and Ranjit respectively.

After this there was no looking back. There was enough material available for Mythological, Historical, religious, social, fantasy and Costume films in India,with its rich Heritage, but for Action and Stunt film stories, movie makers looked to the west.

The legendary King Arthur, Robin Hood, William Tell, Zorro and Tarzan etc all became sources of inspiration for action and stunt films in India. Skillful adaptation and Indianization of western Heroes coupled with the fertile imagination of story writers in our studios provided enough fodder. It is through this that emerged the ideas of ‘Masked men’,’Hunterwali’ and various Baghis.

Out of these the Tarzan stories were more popular as they combined Mystery, jungles, superhuman powers and great strengths which tamed the wild animals. Countless films were made with Tarzan as the central character.

The original Tarzan story was written by Sir Edgar Rice Burrows and it was first published in 1912, followed by its 23 sequels. The story proved to be immensely popular. No wonder, then, that it attracted the Hollywood producers.

The First Silent film ” Tarzan of the Apes” was released in 1918 in which Tarzan’s role was done by Elmo Lincoln and Jane Porter was Enid Markey. From 1918 to 2008, Hollywood made 89 Tarzan Films.

The First Talkie film on Tarzan was ” Tarzan-The Ape Man ” in 1932. Johnny Weissmuller was doing Tarzan’s role and Maureen O’Sulivan was Jane in it.

Johnny was a German bred Romanian settled in America. He was an Olympic Swimming Champion with 5 Gold medals. The pair of Johnny and Maurine was very popular. Johnny Weissmuller did 12 films of Tarzan from 1932 to 1948. 6 films with Maureen, 2 without Jane and 4 with Brenda Joyce. After Johnny 5 Tarzan films were done by Lex Barker and 6 were done by Gordon Scot. After 1960, there were different Tarzan actors in every film.

The Chimpanzee “Cheetah” was there in films from 1932 to 1960, when he died.

In most films, the scripts were loyal to the novels. However, in the novel, Tarzan and Jane get married and they have a son too. But in films, they never got married and their son ” BOY ” was found and adopted by Jane.

Tarzan films attracted Indian film makers too.As far back as the first decade of Talkie films in India , an attempt was made to make films like Tarzan. The name was too obvious to be copied, so a new name was invented- ZAMBO. The adventurous producer Mohan Bhavnani always liked to do experiments and he made a film Zambo- The Ape man in 1937 (aka Sher E Jungle). It had almost a similar story like that of Tarzan but it was fully indianised. Obviously, this film became very successful, because Bhavnani made a sequel ” Zambo ka Beta ” in 1939.

In both the films the Hero was the same-Navin Yagnik. Navin was a well known stunt film actor who did social films also with the same ease. Navin was born in Calcutta on 3-10- 1912. His father was from U.P. and mother from Bengal. During school days, he was more interested in sports,dramas and oratory. He did not complete his Matriculation, but ran away to Bombay, to become an actor-against the wishes of his family.

He joined Sagar Films in 1930, as an Extra, without salary. After a few months he got Rs.35 pm, but no credited roles. After an year or so, he left Sagar and joined Mohan Bhavnani’s Ajanta Film company. He first worked in the film ‘ The Mill ‘-34. Unfortunately, this film was banned for 2 years. The film was based on a story by Munshi Premchand and depicted the poor conditions of mill workers in Bombay. The Mill Owners’ Association brought pressure on the Government and got the film banned. After 2 years, the film was released as ” Ghareeb Parivar”-36 aka ‘Daya ki Devi’. Two more films and Navin became Hero in the film ” Pyar ki maar”-35.

In her autobiography, actress Hansa Wadkar says,” My Hero in this film was one Navin Yagnik, a handsome boy from U.P. He was very shy and after the shootings, he would quietly sit in one corner reading something. He never joined our drink parties,nor did he participate in any other group activity. I was attracted towards him but he gave no response. He sent me an invitation card for his marriage, when it was fixed.”

He also worked in Minerva Movietone, Prakash pictures, Filmistan and other good banners. Some of his well known films were, Zambo-The ape Man-37, Meri Bhool-37, Divorce-38, Vaasanti-38, Son of Zambo-39, Main Haari-40, Jhoothi Sharm-40, Vasantsena-42, Raja Rani-42, School Master-43, Prithvi Vallabh-43, Chal chal re Naujawan-44 etc. His last recorded film was Bhagwat Mahima-55. In all, he worked in 30 films.

Navin Yagnik died on 28-10-1977.

Many films were made on Tarzan in India. Though there was a film ‘ Tarzan ki beti’ made by a Calcutta company in 1938, it was not actually a jungle film, belying its title. It took about 25-30 years to see a Hindi film of Tarzan. In the 60s there was a spate of Tarzan films. About 20+ films were made. Tarzan stories were more popular as they combined Mystery, jungles, superhuman powers and great strengths which tamed the wild animals. Countless films were made with Tarzan as the central character.

When the normal titles finished, the imaginative writers combined Tarzan with Aladdin, Delialah, Rocket, Gorilla, Mermaid, King Kong, Hercules, Cobra, Circus and even Fairyland. When this too was exhausted, they joined him with places like Delhi, spies like 303 etc. They gave Tarzan a Daughter also. When the Indianisation of Tarzan was complete, in came ZIMBO !

Whatever the title, the script ideas were more or less the same. It ensured that the Hero’s supernatural powers and strength was used and wild animals were shown in abundance.

There were also Toofani Tarzan (1937), Toofani Tarzan (1962), Tarzan Aur Gorilla (1963), Rocket Tarzan (1963),Tarzan Aur Jalpari (1964), Tarzan Captain Kishore (1964), Tarzan Comes To Delhi (1965),Tarzan And Circus (1965), Tarzan And King Kong (1965); Tarzan Aur Hercules (1966), Tarzan Ki Mehbooba (1966), Tarzan In Fairyland (1968), Tarzan 303 (1970),Tarzan Mera Saathi (1974), Tarzan (1985), Taarzan – The Wonder Car (2004).

Anyway we are talking about the film Zambo-The Ape man-1937 presently. The music was given by an extraordinarily talented artiste- Badri prasad. He was an actor, singer, Music Director, Producer, Director, Lyricist and a Choreographer in his last lap. I have yet to come across another artiste with so much talent. Additionally he was a Sanskrit pandit and wrote dramas for All India Radio also. We don’t find such people these days !

Film actor and a famous compere DAVID ABRAHAM CHEULKAR, popularly known only as David, made his Debut with this film. David Abraham Cheulkar (21-6-1909 to 2-1- 1981), popularly known as David, was a Jewish-Indian Hindi film actor and a member of Mumbai’s Marathi-speaking Bene Israel Jew community. In a career spanning four decades, he played mostly character roles, starting with the 1941 film Naya Sansar, and went on to act in over 110 films, including memorable films such as Gol Maal (1979), Baton Baton Mein (1979) and Boot Polish (1954), for which he was awarded the 1955 Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award.

He never married. He died on 2-1- 1981 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada of a heart attack at the age of 73.
Today’s song is sung by Sarla devi. It is the second song from this film here.


Song- Hamri sudh budh kyon bisraayee (Zambo The Ape man)(1937) Singer- Sarla Devi, Lyricist- Pt. Badri Prasad, MD- Pt. Badri Prasad

Lyrics

Hamri sudh budh kyon bisraayee
Hamri sudh budh kyon bisraayee
hamre nainan mein nit aas lagi hai
nainan mein nit aas lagi hai
surat kyon hai chhupaayi
Hamri sudh budh kyon bisraayee
hamre kaate katat naahin
birha ki ratiyaan
kaate katat naahin
birha ki ratiyaan
tum bin saajan dhadkat chhatiya
neha lagaa ke
tumne saajan
neha lagaa ke
tumne saajan
birha ki aag lagaayi
hamri sudh budh kyon bisraayee
hamri sudh budh kyon bisraayee

raat andheri
baadal garje ae ae ae
megh chaaye rahe
bijli chamke

aawo ban mein chhupne waale
aawo ban mein chhupne waale
ab pad jaawo dikhaayee
hamri sudh budh kyon bisraayee
hamri sudh budh kyon bisraayee


This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, 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

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4726 Post No. : 16440

Today’s song is from the film Farz-1947. This is an absolutely unknown and obscure film, made in the melee of the Partition blues. No information about this film is available anywhere. Even information in HFGK is also not complete.

When I first saw the name Farz, I remembered the 1967 film of Jeetendra and Babita. In those days, Jeetendra had become famous as ‘Jumping Jack’ and his trademark was White T-Shirt and White shoes. Farz was his just the 5th film, but the overwhelming success of this film catapulted him to the Top of the league. He became the young girls’ heartthrob.

In the film Farz he played the role of Secret Agent 116. This film was a remake of the Telugu film ” Goodachari 116″ made in 1966. A very interesting feature of the film Farz was that 2 sequels were made on this film – Keemat-73 with Dharmendra and Rakhsha-82 with Jeetendra himself. In all the 3 films, the Hero’s name was Gopal Krishna Pandey- Secret Agent 116 !

Film Farz-67 and its ” original” Goodachari 116 were actually based on Hollywood films of Agent OSS 117. French author Jean Bruce wrote 88 novels describing the adventures of Agent OSS-117. After the author’s death in an accident, his wife Jesette wrote 143 novels on OSS-117 and after her death, their daughter wrote 23 novels on OSS-117. This must be a World Record, surely ! Several movies too were made on these books, till the end of the 80’s.

But the film Farz-1947 may not have been of this type, looking at the cast and the director and in any case that was not the period of such films. HFGK does not mention the film’s Genre. The film was made by New Hindusthan Pictures Ltd, Bombay. It was the second film of writer-Director Niranjan. He had already directed the film Kahan Gaye in 1946. Later he also directed the film Sajan ka Ghar-1948. Then his name disappeared, till it appeared in 1954 in the case of his divorce.

As per HFGK, the cast of the film was Ragini, Chand Burke, Sudhir, Agha, Fareeda and Leela. No names of lyricists or the singers of the 9 songs were given. The MD was K.S.Sagar. He seems to have given music to one more film Sajan ka Ghar-1948. One song from this film is already discussed here.

As far as the actors were concerned, this was the First and the Last film of the Hero Sudhir-in India- before he migrated to Pakistan and made a name there. Sudhir ‘s real name was Shah Zaman Khan Afridi. He was born on January 25, 1921 and died on January 19, 1997 in Lahore. Sudhir was married thrice, first in his own family, second was actress Shammi and the third actress Zeba for a while. Sudhir’s son from his first wife, Shah Zaman (film name) was seen in the film Dushman ki Talash (1978).

Sudhir was a legendary film hero in both Urdu and Punjabi films. He had a long film career of 38 years and appeared mainly in main roles. Almost all main heroes were seen in side roles with Sudhir. His first film was before partition, New Hindustan Film’s release Farz (1947). It was directed by Niranjan and the heroine was Ragini.

In Pakistan, he was the hero of the third released film Hichkolay in 1949. Daud Chand was the director and Najma was the heroine. He got huge success as action hero in the film Baghi in 1956 and his last film was a Pashto film Pat Khamar in 1989.

Sudhir was a highly respected film personality. He was known as Lala Sudhir – Lala means Uncle in Pashto language and Elder Brother in Punjabi language. He was of Pashton origin but he spent all his life in Lahore. He had only a single Pashto film in his career and that was actually a Punjabi film Puttar da Pyar (1972) which was released in Pashto version.

Secondly, the Heroine Ragini, who had acted in 14 Hindi films- for her this was the last film in India, before she migrated to Pakistan. Ragini was born as Shamshad Begum, in 1923, at Gujranwala, in a bazaar, where, to quote that great sage, Agha Hashr, “Days are dormant and nights wide awake.” Her mother named her Shamshad Begum, and her father, Seth Diwan Parmanand, happily allowed a Muslim name. But, her mother died during her childhood, and Diwan took this young girl from Gujranwala to Lahore.

Even this early, Ragini had the looks that made her noticeable. In those days, the classical sense of beauty was quite different. Large, sparkling eyes and a fair complexion was enough for any girl in the films to be termed beautiful. Aahoo Chashm Ragni and Pari Chehra Naseem (Saira Bano’s mother) were both considered the epitome of beauty, although young people question those attributes today as “just average”.

Ragini was not able to go to school for undisclosed reasons, although she had a happy childhood. Diwan Sahab’s good friend, Roop K. Shorey was a well known film maker, and one day, while visiting his house, he noticed the girl child. “Isn’t she cute?” he said. “She has the looks of a fine film actress.” Although Diwanjee had some reservations about allowing the girl to join the industry, Shorey pledged that he would look after her at every step of the shoot. In those days, there were very few girls in the industry. To find a seventeen year old girl as the heroine meant that you had hit the jackpot.

Shorey cast Shamshad as Ragini, in Kamla Movietones’ Punjabi film, Dulla Bhatti in 1940. M.D. Kunwar was the hero, while Ragini played Nooran in the film. It was a hit and people were spellbound by her charm. Her next film, Sehti Murad did not make such a bang. She also did ‘himmat’ and ‘Raavipaar’. Later, she worked in many films before Partition, including her first Hindi film,Nishani-42,,Naila,Anarkali,Poonji, Kaise Kahoon, Dasi, Shirin Farhad,farz and others. In A.R. Kardar’s film, Shahjahan, Ragini played Mumtaz Mahal, while her first hero, M. D. Kunwar, who had done Dulla Bhatt’s role, characterized Shahjahan with great aplomb. Kunwar was so enamoured of Ragini that he had requested Kardar for the role, to be close to Ragini. Unfortunately, Ragini did not respond to his romantic advances, and Kunwar sank himself in perpetual drunkenness, which led to his getting infected by tuberculosis and his death soon after that.

Ragini was invited to India to do two films,Chamkee-52 and Insaan-52. She did this and went back to Pakistan. Later she divorced her first husband and married producer Gul. Her last days in Pakistan were very sad. She was thrown out of her house by her Son in Law,as he did not want an actress in his house. She spent her last days in a small room in Lahore and died unsung on 27-2-2007 at the age of 85 years.

In this film, the director’s wife Chand Burke was also acting. Chand Burke was born in a Punjabi Christian family in Lahore. She made her debut in Maheshwari Productions’ Kahan Gaye (1946), which Niranjan wrote and directed. They fell in love on the sets and got married in 1945. Thereafter, Chand appeared in a number of Punjabi films made in Lahore, and was widely known as “the Dancing Lily of the Punjab.”

Partition and her subsequent migration to Bombay adversely affected her career. After “Hamari Manzil,” which was released in 1949, Chand Burke went into complete oblivion. It was Raj Kapoor who selected her for that important role as children’s tormentor in “Boot Polish-53,” over 200 other contestants, her screen-test convincing Raj Kapoor that she was a talented actress. Some of her well known films were Ferry-54, Basant Bahar-56, yahudi ki beti-56, Adalat-58 and Lajwanti-58.

Chand was the only one in a family of twelve brothers and sisters to have joined the films. Her brother S. M. Burke, I.C.S., was a Minister to the Scandina­vian countries for Pakistan. Chand ob­tained judicial separation by mutual consent from her husband, writer-director Niranjan in 1954.

She was also married to Sunder Singh Bhavnani- grandfather of superstar Ranveer Singh. She is also related to Suneeta Kapoor.

She acted in 32 films. Her last film was Pehchan-72.

Today’s song is a duet sung by Zeenat Begum and Dilshad Begum, as per the uploader-our own Sadanand Kamath ji, who also says that the Lyricist is also the Music Director. Enjoy….


Song- Hawa aa rahi ghata chha rahi naach rahi hai jawaaniyaan (Farz)(1947) Singers- Zeenat begum, Dilshad begum, Lyricist -K.S.Sagar, MD- K.S.Sagar

Lyrics

Hawa aa rahi ghata chha rahi
naach rahi hai jawaaniyaan
hoy
Hawa aa rahi ghata chha rahi
naach rahi hai jawaanniyaan
ye piya milan ki nishaaniyaan
ye piya milan ki nishaaniyaan
nishaaniyaan nishaaniyaan
hoy Hawa aa rahi ghata chha rahi
naach rahi hai jawaaniyaan

baagh mein jab khile chameli
baagh mein
haay baagh mein jab khile chameli
kyun dhadke mera jiya saheli
ho jaaun chanchal albeli
ho jaaun chanchal albeli
kyun abkhiyaan banin nishaaniyaan
ye piya milan ki nishaaniyaan
nishaaniyaan nishaaniyaan
hoy Hawa aa rahi ghata chha rahi
naach rahi hai jawaaniyaan

solah baras teri umariyaa baali
solah baras haaye
solah baras teri umariyaa baali
hirni si teri chaal niraali
chaal niraali teri
chaal niraali
honthon pe hansi
gaalon pe laali
honthon pe hansi
gaalon pe laali
teri ankhiyaan kahen kahaaniyaan
hmm
hmm
ye piya milan ki nishaaniyaan
nishaaniyaan nishaaniyaan
hoy Hawa aa rahi ghata chha rahi
naach rahi hai jawaaniyaan

mori atariya kaaga boley
mori atariya
mori atariya kaaga boley
mast jawaani meri dagmag doley
kaliyon ne jab ghoonghat kholey
kaliyon ne jab ghoonghat kholey
arre bhanwron ko soojhi shaitaaniyaan
ye piya milan ki nishaaniyaan
nishaaniyaan nishaaniyaan
hoy Hawa aa rahi ghata chha rahi
naach rahi hai jawaaniyaan


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 :

4636 Post No. : 16291

#The Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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# Bhoole-Bisre Geet # 127 # Aatish-1979#
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I had mentioned in one of my earlier post on the blog, that nowadays (since Nov’2020 end) I got to listen to the radio utilizing my morning and evening time of about an hour or so while commuting towards my workplace (in the morning) and while returning back (in the evening). And normally I tune in to ‘Vivid Bharati’ only.

This exercise has given me an opportunity to listen to many songs from yesteryears and also songs from new movies. The joy and excitement of ‘the next song to be played’ is always there as on radio we cannot play songs of our choice.

Today’s song is one such song. hen I was listening to it, it sounded familiar but then I had not attentively listened to the name of the movie while the broadcast was on. The refrain ‘salaam salaam salaam’ in this song sounded familiarbut I could not put a finger to it. So, I looked for the details of this song.

This song turned out to be from the ‘1979’ movie ‘Aatish’.

That reminded me that I had watched this movie in the ‘summer vacations’ at Akola with my brothers and cousins. But I do not remember anything about the story of this movie and other details. Only thing that is still fresh in my mind is that this was a ‘Jeetendra Movie’. 😊

I looked for the video of this song and found that this song is performed by Neetu Singh (and I must say she is looking very beautiful in this song). Jeetendra, the object of her craving, is also present in the picturization of this song.

“Aatish-1979” was directed by Ambarish Sangal for ‘M.K. Enterprises, Bombay’. It had Jeetendra, Neetu Singh, Rinku, Dheeraj, Leena Das, Om Shivpuri, Mukri, Mumtaz Begam, Master Raju, Nirupa Roy, Madan Puri, Sujit Kumar (in special appearance), Brahm Bharadwaj, Subhash Kanwal, Kamal Deep, Ranveer Raj, Chandru, Kishan, Ashok Saksena, Raj Kumar, Ram Narayan and others.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 16.02.1979.

There were six songs in this movie written and composed by Ravindra Jain.

Here is the list of songs of this movie as appearing in HFGK Vol-V (1971-1980);

S.No. Song Title Singer/s Posted On
01 Ladke ke bhes mein ladki hoon Asha Bhonsle, Chorus
02 Main nehlaa thhi bas nehlaa Asha Bhonsle Being discussed today
03 O meri laadli pyaari behnaa Mohd Rafi, Hemlata 13.08.2011
04 Sharaab hai, haan, sharaab hai Mohd Rafi, Chorus
05 Babu manejara ve he babu, manejara ve Lata, Rafi, Chorus
06 Kahin naam na apnaa likh dena … Asha Bhonsle, Hemlata, Bhushan Mehta, Mohd Rafi, chorus

Only one song from this movie has been posted on the blog on 13.08.2011. So, one can notice that this movie is about to complete its ‘ten-year’ run on the blog within next five months. 😊

let us now listen to today’s song which is sung by Asha Bhonsle and lip-synced on screen by Neetu Singh. As mentioned above lyrics are by Ravindra Jain who has also the music director for this movie.

Audio

Video

Song-Main nehla thhi bas nehla nehle ko mil daya dahla (Aatish)(1979) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Ravindra Jain, MD-Ravindra Jain

Lyrics

main nehlaa thhi
bas nehlaa
nehle ko mil gayaa dehlaa
main nehlaa thhi ee bas nehlaa
nehle ko mil gayaa dehlaa
dehle ki main bani ghulaam
dehle ki main bani ghulaam
salaam salaam salaam
o baabu salaam salaam salaam
salaam salaam salaam
baabu salaam salaam salaam

ye to bataa aa
kab doli leke aayegaa
kis din ghulaam ko o o
begam banaayegaa
ye to bataa aa
kab doli leke aayegaa aa
kis din ghulaam ko o o begam banaayegaa
o baadshaah mere dil ke
badi khushi huyi tujhse mil ke
o baadshaah mere dil ke ae
badi khushi huyi tujhse mil ke
jaa jaa(?) ke karo kalaam
jaa jaa(?) ke karu kalaam
salaam salaam salaam
o baabu salaam salaam salaam
salaam salaam salaam
baabu salaam salaam salaam

ikke dukke hote hain
duniya mein tujhse ae
chhakke panje chauke tikke
bahot hain mujhse ae
ikke dukke hote hain
duniya mein tujhse ae
chhakke panje chauke tikke
bahot hain mujhse
sattaa aur athhaa jodo
is umr kaa maal na chhodo
sattaa aur athhaa jodo
is umr kaa maal na chhodo
dil de do mujhe inaam
dil de do mujhe inaam
salaam salaam salaam
ho baabu
salaam salaam salaam
salaam salaam salaam
baabu
salaam salaam salaam

rangon ke khazaane miley
phoolon ko bahaar se ae
pyaar ka jawaab tu bhi
de de mujhe pyaar se ae
rangon ke khazaane miley
phoolon ko bahaar se ae
pyaar ka jawaab tu bhi
de de mujhe pyaar se
kya soche o dilwaale
mujhe ab to ang lagaa le ae
le haath meraa le thhaam
le haath meraa le thhaam
salaam salaam salaam
baabu salaam salaam salaam
main nehlaa thhi bas nehlaa
nehle ko mil gayaa dehlaa
main nehlaa thhi ee bas nehlaa
nehle ko mil gayaa dehlaa
dehle ki main bani ghulaam
dehle ki main bani ghulaam
salaam salaam salaam
o baabu salaam salaam salaam
salaam salaam salaam
baabu salaam salaam salaam


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

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4550 Post No. : 16137

Meri aawaaz hi pehchaan hai
gar yaad rahe
ho o o naam gum jaayegaaaaaa
chehra yeh badal jaayegaa
meri aawaaz hi pehchaan hai ae
gar yaad rahe

I wonder if human voices are like DNA or fingerprints, as no two voices are ever absolutely the same. In blood relatives the voices are very similar, but they are also distinguishable with slight differing inflections. We have experienced such situations where, we have not met a person for a few years, but as soon as we hear their voice, without seeing them at first, we recognize the person and the face flashes before the eyes, before we turn around and actually see that person.

Connecting with people on the cell phone is not the same. We tend to recognise people by the names which are saved in the phone. If people with whom we have lost touch, call on the phone, most of the times they have to identify themselves. Unless it is a person who is very close to us, it is most likely that it will not be recognised. Reliance on technology is eroding the human capacities of recognition and memory. The adventure of people calling from faraway places and the delight that was felt when hearing from loved one on landline phones is dwindled.

Now the last few weeks, I was on vacation, ostensibly for the special occasion of my 3rd century post. I have been looking to find some more songs and more importantly outdoorsy songs, to write posts. There are many thousand songs filmed on locations around the world in newer hindi films. Quite a few of them are very nice and decent songs. Pleasing on the ears and on the eyes.

I don’t want to run more concurrent series, so this will be random song post in between, picturised on outdoor exotic(read fresh) locations.

I talked of voices and inflection in the opening paragraph of this post. The voice of Meena Kumari is a distinct lively sound and I though the voice of ZebaBakhtiar carries some similar inflections to Meena Kumari’s voice. Zeba is a Pakistani actor who played the lead role in the R.K. Films ‘Henna’ 1991. The clothes worn by her in this one film have had a lasting impact on Indian fashions and clothing style for women for these 3 decades. This film brought the ‘Anarkali’ pattern with a bang, and the style has carved a niche in the Indian dressy and formal outlook. Common Indians like to be modestly and festively dressed in weddings and functions, prefer this style. The ‘Anarkali’ once arrived has made itself a permanent fixture in the wardrobes of Indian fashionistas and commoners. The Anarkali has changed various avatars, but it has stayed ahead of the traditional chaniya choli in high fashion.

Bhanu Athaiya(April 28, 1929 – October 15, 2020) is the costume designerfor ‘Henna’ 1991, the first Indian to have won an Oscar award, which she did for ‘Gandhi’ 1982.

I have seen a few songs of Henna just now, and found a couple of imaginatively picturised on location songs. The song being presented here is a Lata solo, written and composed by Ravindra Jain. I have chosen this song, for its melodious tune and also for its picturization showing snowy mountains, green manicured gardens and around an unmanicured river locations at ‘Austria’.

It is clear from what I have seen today, that though the idea of this film was conceived by Raj Kapoor, but the actual filming in done after the death of Raj Kapoor. Only one song, the qawwali has so far been covered in the blog, so this is the second song to posted from this film.

In this song, I think Zeba dances like a doll, and her moves are totally without avarice. Appreciable that she has looked this good on screen, only on the strength of the dresses and some makeup which is rather a distraction from her real beauty. The narrow shouldered fragile look is another thing she shares with the young Meena Kumari.

Since today is new year day of the Gregorian calender, followed the world over, here is the pragmatic Faiz Ahmed Faiz:

– Naya saal –
Aye naye saal bataa tujh mein nayapan kya hai
Har taraf khalq ne kyun shor macha rakkha hai

Din ki roshi wahi, taaron bhari raat wahi
Aaj ham ko nazar aati hai har ek baat wahi

Aasmaan badla, afsos na badley hai zameen
Ek hindse ka badalna koyi jiddat to nahin

Agle barson ki tarah honge kareene tere
Kise maaloom nahi? barah mahine tere

Tu naya hai to dikha subah nayi shaam nayi
Warna in aankhon ne dekhe hain naye saal kayee

Video :

Audio :

Song-Bedardi tere pyaar ne deewaana kar diya (Henna)(1991) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Ravindra Jain, MD-Ravindra Jain

Lyrics (as per audio link)

ho ho ho o o oo
o o o o o o
o o
o o o o
o o o
o o o

bedardi tere pyaar ne deewaana kar diya aa
bedardi tere pyaar ne deewaana kar diya
mujhe deewaana kar diyaa
kahin bhi laage na jiya
mujhe ae deewaana kar diyaa
kahin bhi ee
laage na jiyaa
ho o o
bedardi tere pyaar ne deewaana kar diya aa
bedardi tere pyaar ne

apni khabar hai na
dil ka pataa aa
kuchh mujhe yaad nahin
tere siwa aa
apni khabar hai na
dil ka pataa aa
kuchh mujhe yaad nahin
tere siwa aa
dekhoon jidhar
tu hi nazar
aaye dilrubaa
duniya ke har khayaal se
begaana kar diya
duniya ke har khayaal se
begaana kar diya
mujhe deewaana kar diyaa
kahin bhi laage na jiya
mujhe ae deewaana kar diyaa
kahin bhi ee
laage na jiyaa
ho o
bedardi tere pyaar ne deewaana kar diya aa
bedardi tere pyaar ne

kho gayee yoon tere
pyaar mein sanam
kahin rakhti hoon kahin
pade hain qadam
kho gayee yoon tere
pyaar mein sanam
kahin rakhti hoon kahin
pade hain qadam
nayi Khushi tadap nayi
teraa hai karam
mujh ko meri hi raah se
anjaana kar diyaa
mujh ko meri hi raah se
anjaana kar diyaa
mujhe deewaana kar diyaa
kahin bhi laage na jiya
mujhe ae deewaana kar diyaa
kahin bhi ee
laage na jiyaa
ho ho o
bedardi tere pyaar ne deewaana kar diya aa
bedardi tere pyaar ne
ho ho ho o o oo
o o o o o o
o o
o o o o
o o o
o o o


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Blog Day :

4530 Post No. : 16091

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2010-2020) – Song No. 98
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This date ten years ago (12 december 2010) saw as many as seven songs getting covered in the blog. Here are the details of these songs :-

9 songs covered out of 10

Song Movie title-Year Remarks
O dupatta rang de mera rangrez Gajre-1948 movie YIPPEED in the blog
Chaar din ki chaandni thhi phir andheri raat hai Dillagi-1949 movie YIPPEED in the blog
Nainaa bhar aaye neer Humaayun-1945 movie YIPPEED in the blog
O zindagi ke denewaale Naagin-1954 Movie YIPPEED in the blog
Andhon pe dayaa karnaa daataa Sahaaraa-1958
Yoon hi dil ne chaahaa thhaa ronaa rulaanaa Dil Hi To Hai-1963 movie YIPPEED in the blog
Laagi jisko wohi ye dukh jaane Pavitra Paapi-1970 4 songs covered out of 7

“Pavitra Paapi”(1970), one of the unYIPPEED movies, from the movies whose songs were covered ten years ago, was produced and directed by Rajendra Bhatia for Kiron Productions, Bombay. The movie had Balraj Sahni,Tanuja, I.S.Johar,Ajay Sahni(aka Parikshat Sahni), Achla Sachdev, Abhi Bhattacharya, Madhumati,Baby Sonia(aka Neetu Singh), Jayashree T, Gulshan Bawra,Upendra Trivedi, Manorama, Jugnu, Pal Mahender, Shivraj, V.Gopal, Hammad Jafri, Manju, Sadhna Patel, Chinnu,Sewak Singh, Kailash,Shobha,Aroona,Fatima, Jagdish Raj etc in it.

The movie had seven songs in it. Four songs have been covered so far:-

Song Posted On
Teri duniya se hoke majboor chalaa 19.10.2008
Le de sainyya odhni punjaabi 11.06.2009
Laagi jisko wohi ye dukh jaane 12.12.2010
Allah hi Allah kar pyaare bhai 07.01.2012

As blog ten year challenge, here is a song from “Pavitra Paapi”(1970). The song is sung by Asha Bhonsle and Shelaji/ Shela. Prem Dhawan is the lyricist as well as music director.

The song is picturised on Jayshree T, Tanuja, Yasmin and Fatima.

The lyrics of this song were sent to me by Prakashchandra. BTYC details were sent by Avinash Scrapwala.


Song-Poochho na kaise pehli raat guzri(Pavitra Paapi)(1970) Singers-Asha Bhonsle, Shaila, Lyrics-Prem Dhawan, MD-Prem Dhawan

Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra)

poochho na kaisey
haayye jee kaisey pehli raat guzri ee
kaisey kahoon kya
haayye kahoon kya mere saath guzri
poochho na kaisey
haayye ji kaisey pehli raat guzri ee
kaisey kahoon kya
haayye kahoon kya mere saath guzri ee

woh paas mere aa baithha
main peechhe hat gayi
woh aur aagey ko khiskaa
main aur simat gayee
us`ne pakdi kalaayee
maine jhhat se chhudaayee
us`ne thhaamaa aanchal
toh main bhaagi machal kar
par darwaazaa band thhaa
jaati to kahaan jaati
thahr thhar lagey kaanpne
jaise diye ki baati
ho jaise diye ki baati
toh pakad liyaa saiyyaan ne
lapak`ke meraa haathh
phir ?
phir
poochho na
poochho na kaisey
haayye ji kaisey pehli raat guzri
kaisey kahoon oon kya
haayye kahoon kya
mere saath guzri

le aayaa haath pakad`ke
phir sej pe sainyyaan
main kuchh na boli chaali
bas pad gayee paiyyaan
usne baahon mein leke
mujhko paas bithhaayaa
phir dheere se usne
ghoonghat meraa uthhaayaa
main toh sharm se mar gayee
main dharti mein gad gayee
meri saansein ruk gayee
meri dhadkan badh gayee
ho mere dhadkan badh gayee
machhli ki tarhaa main tadpi
par chhudaa na saki haath
phir ?
phir
poochho na
poochho na kaisey
haayye ji kaisey pehli raat guzri ee
kaisey kahoon kya
haayye kahoon kyaa
mere saath guzri

phir na jaane kyaa soojhee
sainyyaan natkhat ko
woh lagaa chhoomne
gaalon pe bikhri lat ko
main lat ko suljhaaoon
woh uljhaata jaaye
main door hat`ti jaaoon
woh badhtaa hi aaye
jab kuchh bhi na soojhee
toh sab baat palat gayee
aur main khud hi piyaa ke
seene se lipat gayee
haayye seene se lipat gayee
toh sun lee uski dhadkan maine
aur samajh gayi sab baat
phir ?
phir bol naa
arey bolnaa kyaa huaa?

phir
poochho naa
hmmm…hmm hmmm..hmm hmm
hmmm hmm hmm
hmmm hmm mm hmm hmmm…hmmm hmm hmm
kaisey kahoon kyaa
hmmmm hmmm hmm hmm hmmm
hmm hmm hmm


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

Blog Day :

4449 Post No. : 15907

64th Birthday of Ranjeeta Kaur – 22.09.2020
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I wish life could be just a song for the road just like this song on a motorcycle. A song heard in childhood, mainly on radio. In 1980 we had a T.V. at home, but that was only aired in the evening. The radio could be heard during the day also, but they were on air for specific hours only, be it “vividh bharati” or “All india Radio”, of which urdu service was the one for film songs. All these years the lyrics of the song complete with the first stanza have stayed in the memory. After the advent of youtube, I may have looked up this song too alongwith many other old songs.

I have seen quite a few films of Ranjeeta while she was active in the 80’s, as I and my mother used to like her innocent, homely looks. Many of these films were B grade low-budget films like ‘Qismat”, “Tarana” and ‘Khwaab” to name a few. She was paired with Mithun Chakrovorty in these films. I was under the impression that “Ankhiyon ke jharoke se”(1978) was a debut film for her, whereas she had appeared in the hit film “Laila Majnu” in 1976, opposite Rishi Kapoor. Both these are notable films of her career. But there after she appeared in few A grade films in bit roles like ‘‘Rajput”, “Satte Pe Satta” and “Krodhi”. Films like “Ham se Badhkar kaun”, “Aap to aise na the”, “Ustadi Ustad se” and “Tarana” are all seen and forgotten films.

As Ranjeeta Kaur turns 64 today, I am presenting this happy romantic song where she is singing this duet on motorcycle and the beach. The name of the film is “Khwaab”(1980) and singers are Hemlata and Yasudas. The lyricist and music director is Ravindra Jain.

Two songs from the film are posted.
Tu hi wo haseen hai
Ek aas liye vishwaas liye

“Khwaab” is one of its kind title as I could find no other film with the title as ‘Khwab” or ‘Khwaab”. The word means dream, and this year 2020 is turning out like a bad dream. I am sure all of us have had this feeling that we are asleep and embroiled in a bad dream, and hope fervently that we will wake up soon and this whole tragic crisis will disappear. Hope that it will dissolve like a bad dream, is soon forgotten.

Let us go to the song, which I would have categorized as a “in the family way songs” seeing the words of first stanza, but this one is not such a song. I have a few songs for this category in mind. Let us see when I get around to those songs. They are mostly 80’s/90’s songs, so this can be a precursor to that series.

This song starts with the urdu alphabet ‘khai’ making it one of rare songs for ‘antakshari” 🙂 . Only other song I can remember is “khwaab ho tum ya koyi haqeeqat kaun ho tum batlaao……..”. Not that most people bother with the fine distinction between the ‘kh’ of “khilauna” and ‘kh’ of ‘Khwaab’. I can wish all I want for a way of distinguishing it in the English script, with a dot or some such thing. Rekhta.com has adopted an entirely different way of spelling the urdu /hindi words in English script, which is rather complicated even for someone like me. Urdu is a language with fewest dictionary words. Sometimes the same word is used for different meanings in different situation. One example is the word “taarikh” which means “date” and history, but not inclusive. Then there is the confusion with ‘q’ and ‘k’.

Common words where K is correct are :
Mushkil – difficulty
Ashk – tear (aansoo)
Rashk – envy
Shak – doubt
Kalaam – spoken word or talk
Shikwa – grievance
Shikayat – complaint
Shaukat – power or dignity

Q is appropriate here :
Qalam – pen
Ishq – love
Raqs – dance
Qalb – heart
Sadaqah – charity (sort of)
Beqaraar – restless, disturbed
Shauq – deep interest, zeal
Qataar – line, queue or array
Iqraar – acceptance or agree, promise

And there is added complication of words where ‘Q’ is compulsorily written as ‘que’ as it is done in ‘Ishque’ or ‘aashiqui’ or some names such as siddique and taarique. I have not gotten to two different alphabet with different sounds for whom the alphabet ‘t’ is used. The ‘t’ of ‘taara’ is different from the ‘t’ of ‘totaa’. There is confusion galore for the untutored. So we let it be, the ‘no pain no gain’ school of thought be brushed under the carpet 🙂 .

Now that I have heard the song two three times, I have realized that it remained in the memory because of its very sweet and melodious sound. It is memorable for the lyrics as well as tune and the singing of both Hemlata and Yasudas.

Video

Song-Ham khwaab ko badal denge haqeeqat mein (Khwaab)(1980) Singers-Yesudas, Hemlata, Lyrics-Ravindra Jain, MD-Ravindra Jain
Both

Lyrics

khwaab ko
badal denge
haqeeqat mein
ham khwaab ko
badal denge
haqeeqat mein

mil ke rahenge donon
armaanon ki jannat mein
ham apne khwaab ko
badal denge ae
haqeeqat mein
ham khwaab ko
badal denge ae
haqeeqat mein

chhotaa sa ek ghar hogaa
haan chhotaa sa ek ghar hogaa
aur ghar mein honge
saanwle salone

hanste bolte khilaune
ham do hamaare do
nahin nahin
mere do tumhaare do
kat jaayegaa ye jeewan
unhi ki hifaajat mein
ham apne khwaab ko
badal denge
haqeeqat mein
ham khwaab ko
badal denge
haqeeqat mein

kabhi kabhi
beete dinon par
jaayegi jab nazar
oo ooo
sochenge kitne haseen thhe
woh shaam woh sehar

oo ooo
sochenge kitne haseen thhe
woh shaam woh sehar

nit aayengi bahaaren
nit khilenge phool suhaane
oo hoo ooo
nit aayengi bahaaren
nit khilenge phool suhaane

yoonhi rahenge zamaanon tak
khushiyon ke zamaane
aa haa haa
aa haa haa
ham tum judaa na honge
ab to kisi soorat mein
ham apne khwaab ko
badal denge
haqeeqat mein
ham khwaab ko
badal denge
haqeeqat mein


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

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4412 Post No. : 15811 Movie Count :

4358

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#the Special Voices of the Decade (1971-1980) – 7 # Hemlata #
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The movie ‘Ankhiyon Ke Jharokhon Se’ was released in 1978 but I got to watch it much later, in the early eighties, and that too on Doordarshan when I had gone to Nagpur to my Uncle’s place.

Later on, I watched it when I had ‘colour TV’ at home.

I had never forgotten its title song sung by a ‘female singer’. That was despite the fact that kids of my age (around ten years old) normally did not give much thought to the singer while listening to songs.

When I think about it now, it was in 1976 that the song ‘sun ke teri pukaar’ from ‘Fakira-1976’ had caught my imagination, ( I have shared this in the blog earlier).

It is my guess that the aalaap of this voice in the song ‘kaun dishaa mein leke chalaa re batohiyaa’ must have left a magical effect on many music lovers, not all of them of an impressionable age unlike me. Another song from the same singer from another movie , namely ‘le to aaye hon hamen sapnon ke gaaon mein’ leaves the same effect on listeners. There are several other songs like this, some of them being:-

Tu jo mere sur mein sur milaa le , Suman samaan tum apna , Khushiyaan hi khushiyaan ho daaman mein jiske, Sona kare jhilmil jhilmil , Wafaa jo na ki to , Bachpan mohe picche bulaaye or duniya se door nayi ek duniya from the same movie…

And then the following songs from the movie ‘Ankhiyon Ke Jharokhe Se’;

ankhiyon ke jharokhon se or bade badaai na karen …

or this one from ‘Sunaynaa’

kaisi hoon main goongaa darpan kuchh bhi naa boley.

there are many, and many of them are still to come on this blog too.

And all of them had that special voice and they bring back many memories of that era of Hindi movies …

Also who can forget this duet song ‘teesta nadi si tu chanchalaa’ on TV in those years and yet again if we listen the beginning ‘alaap’ by the same female singer it is captivating…

This is voice of – Hemlata.

She was born on 16th August 1954.

Today on this blog we wish her a very happy birthday and a healthy and peaceful life ahead and today we celebrate this special voice under the series ‘special voices of the seventies.

There may not be many of her songs that she sung in those years of seventies or considering an extension up to 1983, the year when I completed my matriculation. But I have fond memories of many of her songs which, as I grow, I came to know are sung by her.

This is the first ‘female voice’, appearing in this series.

Hemlata Jaychand Bhatt or more popularly known to us as Hemlata was born on 16th August, 1954 in a Rajasthani Brahmin family who were settled in Kolkata (Calcutta then).

Her Father was a great classical vocalist and sole representative of the ‘Kirana Gharana’ (in India, after partition) and so music was already there in their family, and she was attracted towards film music from an early age.

However, daughters/girls in the family were not expected to become a singer and take on singing. And, so from the early childhood itself Hemlata’s struggle to become a Singer started having obstacles within family itself.

Her father, who was the only son among eight siblings, and coming from an orthodox Rajasthani Brahmin family where nobody was concerned with music had to struggle and he learn from Ustad Wahid Khan of Lahore – ‘Kirana Gharana’, and with his ‘dedication’ and ‘hard work’ he learned from him and dedicated his life to keep the legacy of the gharana.

But he was against the singing of Hemlata as it was against the traditions of the family.

Hemlata used to sing in School functions, ‘Durga Pooja’ festival – cultural programmes’, however this was without the knowledge of her father. Though her mother and guru bhai were supporting her singing looking into her passion for singing. So, Gopal Mullick, her guru bhai, motivated her to perform on stage.

It was when she was only seven-eight years old that she got an opportunity to sing on stage in public during the ‘Durga Pooja festival’ in Kolkata (program arranged in Ranjeet Stadium) where Gopal Mullick one of her father’s disciple was among the organising member of the programme. And the crowd that witnessed her first stage performance was a huge crowd because of big names like Hemant Kumar, Mohd Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar, and Kishore Kumar were attending to perform in this programme.

Gopal Mullick had also specially invited Hemlata’s father Shri Jaychand Bhatt to attend this programme which little Hemlata was not aware of.
And this was not disclosed to her so that she didn’t fear and shiver on stage.

Her father was also not aware that his own daughter is going to perform on stage that day. He was told that one ‘child prodigy’ would be introduced on stage and he has to observe him/her.

As the three main singers performed and Lata Mangeshkar was to arrive late, Gopal Mullick had this opportunity to introduce little Hema on stage and as she sings her first song the response from the audience was so tremendous, they keep demanding ‘once more’ for this song.
The song was ‘jaago mohan pyaare’ from ‘Jaagte Raho’ and audience didn’t stop until she had already sung it four times and other twelve Bengali songs.

She was awarded a gold medal by Dr Bidhan Chandra Rai the then chief minister of Bengal for her performance that day.

However, her father was not in favour of her singing and instead he advised her that she should focus and complete her studies, then take on to help at home and get married as normally happens in our culture and tradition. Though he agreed for her to take training in classical singing from Gyan Prakash Ghosh a renowned name then in Calcutta and also allowed ‘riyaaz’ at home.

Around the same time, it so happened that the whole family had to visit to meet their relatives in Bombay (around 1966) for her brother’s ‘tablaa’ training and also to meet the relatives who were already staying there in Bombay. They meet Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan, Amir Khan and sister of her father Kamla Pandit.

During their visit to Bombay they meet Ustad Rais Khan, Ustad Allah Rakha where Hemlata was asked to sing few compositions.
Then she was taken to Aziz Nazaan and also a meeting with Naushad Saab was arranged where the great K. Asif was also present. This was all without her knowledge. She was asked to sing few compositions and all of them were so impressed that great Composer Naushad Saab straightway offer her a contract of five years, however during these five years she was supposed to get trained so that this time period would have given a better maturity in her age and in turn in voice also.

However, as the news of Naushad Saab’s offer to a ‘new upcoming singer’ spread, big music directors viz. Roshan, C. Ramchandra, Salil Chaudhary, Usha Khanna, Chitragupta, Laxmikant-Pyarelal, Kalyanji-Anandji visited them in Bombay and demanding that Hemlata sang for them.

As told to RSTV by Hemlata ‘they were too small to say them ‘NO’…

Laxmikant of music duo Laxmikant-Pyarelal told her father that ‘now she is being offered her career on a platter’, after five years nobody knows how things would be in this ever-changing industry’’

Obviously, the contract of five years by Naushad Saab got nowhere.

She sang her first song for Usha Khanna in the movie ‘Roop Rupaiyya-1968’ (this song is yet to appear on the blog 🙂 ). (However, her first released song, also a Usha Khanna composition, from ‘Ek Phool Ek Bhool-1968’ was the first released song).

On the same day of the recording of her first song for a movie she recorded her second song- for none other than Kalyanji-Anandji for the movie ‘Vishwas-1969’ – ‘le chal le chal mere jeewan saathi’. Both songs she recorded on her first day were songs for the ‘heroine’ of the respective movies.

This was the ‘right’ beginning though for an upcoming new singer in those years when no one could have imagined that at such a younger age a singer will get an opportunity to sing in movies and that too when all the great names were already there ruling the field.

In the beginning of her career she used to get to sing for junior artists or few lines and though the very second song she sung was for lead artist/heroine of the movie i.e. Aparna Sen for ‘Vishwas-1969’ she had to wait till 1976 to shot to fame and the song was ‘Sun ke teri pukaar’ from ‘Fakira-1976’.

Before that her voice appears in the so many songs which she sang for child artists then;

‘dus paise mein Raam le lo’ (Ek Phool Ek Bhool-1968) (first song released)

‘chandaa ko dhoondhne sabhi tare nikal pade’ (Jeene Ki Raah-1969)

‘aisa banoonga actor main yaaron’ (Ghar Ghar Ki Kahaani-1970)

‘Fakira-1976’ was followed by ‘Chitchor-1976’ where the song with Yesudas ‘tu jo mere sur mein’ fetch her, her first ‘filmfare’ award for singing.
Thereafter she got to sing many songs and particularly for ‘Rajshri films’ and under music director Ravindra Jain.
Her association with Ravindra Jain has given Hindi Cinema some of the most beautiful compositions and unforgettable songs for people like me who grow in that ear of seventies.

Who can ever forget the title song from the movie ‘ankhiyon ke jharokhon se’, or the songs from ‘Nadiyaa Ke Paar-1982’, there are many such songs and the list will be much longer to present here.

Here I would also like to add her songs, from a lesser known movie ‘Jhoom Utthaa Aakash-1973’, which I got to listen during 2014-2015 and which I like very much. This movie had some nice songs which didn’t get attention may be because of the movie itself was an obscure movie.

Moreover there are many of her songs from lesser known movies (or which I have yet to listen) and need to bring here on the blog. (We are going to listen to one such lesser known number today).

Unfortunately for Hemlata or for us, as she kept getting offers for singing and she was continuing with them. Forces beyond her control were at work as well.Gradually she was getting side-lined and not getting much offers of singing… many bitter things were to happen in due course of time.

Hemlata left Bollywood in 1999 and settled in Mexico where she is running a ‘music academy’ for teaching music and singing. She has sung nearly five thousand songs in ‘forty’ languages around the world . This information that I came up wiuth while preparing this post left me ‘awe-struck’. She also keeps singing in Non-Film albums later and many accomplishments came to her later …

Today, as we wish her a very ‘happy birthday’ here on the blog. We thank her for the beautiful songs she has given to us and many memories associated with those melodies from the ‘decade of seventies – 1971 to 1980’

Here I will stop mentioning the lines of a song sung by her ‘tu is tarah se meri zindagi mein shaamil hai …’

***

For this post I am presenting a song from the 1979 movie ‘Zakhmon Ke Nishaan’. I came across this song more than two years ago when I was looking for a Ravindra Jain-Hemlata song.

I guess this movie ‘Zakhmon Ke Nishaan’ must be an ‘obscure movie’ of its time and it may have been flopped miserably. Neither the movie nor the video of its songs (except couple of songs and few video clips) are available on YT.

“Zakhmon Ke Nishaan-1979” was directed by Diljeet Bagge for ‘V. United, Bombay’. It was produced by M.T. Boxwala. M.K. Baria was his associate. It had Vinod Mehra, Tamanna, Vijay Arora, Ranjeet, Aruna Irani, Padma Khanna, Manmohan Krishna, Purnima, Dhumal, Rajendra Nath, Madan Joshi and Krishan Dhawan, supported by Makhan Singh, Jagdish Raj, Amrit Pal, Rana, Chandu, Pritam Beli, G.S. Assie, Narbadashankar, Dharam Veer Singh, Gopal Bhatnagar, Pratap Desai, Anand, Srivastava, Chowdhary, Aditya Sharma, Raj Anand, Ashok Nimbalkar, Master Dharmendra, Master Sanjay, Master Santosh, Master Jitoo.

Story and Screenplay of this movie was written by Shashi Bhushan, whereas the dialogues were written by Madan Joshi. Nand Kumar was the editor for this movie and Sunder Shetty was the associate editor.

This movie had six songs written by Ravindra Jain (four songs) and Hasrat Jaipuri (two songs). Music was composed by Ravindra Jain.

Asha Bhonsle, Manna Dey, Hemlata, Jaspal Singh, Dilraj Kaur, Suresh Wadkar and Chandrani Mukherjee had given their voices to the songs in this movie.

This movie was passed by censor board on 28.11.1979.

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

The movie makes its debut on the blog today.

Let us now enjoy today’s song thanking Hemlata ji for the wonderful songs and the nostalgia forever …

(Sources – RSTV- ‘Guftagoo with Hemlata’ by Anchor Irfan Part-1 &2, Wikipedia and other articles available on Internet).


Song-Megh tu hi nahin jal barsaaye (Zakhmon Ke Nishaan)(1979) Singer-Hemlata, Lyrics-Ravindra Jain, MD-Ravindra Jain

Lyrics

megh tu hi nahin
jal barsaaye ae
mere bhi man par baadal chhaaye
garaj garaj tu boley ae
main gumsum rahoon
megh tu hi nahin
jal barsaaye ae
mere bhi man par baadal chhaaye
garaj garaj tu boley ae
main gumsum rahoon

tujhko milaa saagar se neer
mujhko mili saajan se peer
tujhko milaa saagar se neer
mujhko mili saajan se peer
tu duniyaa se kehtaa phirey
hans kar sah loon main har teer r r
tu duniyaa se ae kehtaa aa phirey
hans kar sah loon main har teer
bhed tu apne kholey
main gehri bahoon
megh tu hi nahin
jal barsaaye ae
mere bhi man par baadal chhaaye
garaj garaj tu boley ae
main gumsum rahoon

meraa ronaa kaam naa aaye
teraa ronaa saawan laaye ae
meraa ronaa kaam naa aaye
teraa ronaa saawan laaye
isiliye aansoo peeti hoon main
jag roton ki hansi udaaye
isiliye aansoo peeti hoon main
jag roton ki hansi udaaye
mere bhi man mein hai sholey
main kaase kahoon
megh tu hi nahin
jal barsaaye
mere bhi man par baadal chhaaye
garaj garaj tu oo boley ae
main gumsum rahoon
main gumsum rahoon
ho o o
main gumsum rahoon

————————————–
Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
————————————–
मेघ तू ही नहीं
जल बरसाए ए
मेरे भी मन पर बादल छाए
गरज गरज तू बोले ए
मैं गुमसुम रहूँ
मेघ तू ही नहीं
जल बरसाए ए
मेरे भी मन पर बादल छाए
गरज गरज तू बोले ए
मैं गुमसुम रहूँ

तुझको मिला सागर से नीर
मुझको मिली साजन से पीर
तुझको मिला सागर से नीर
मुझको मिली साजन से पीर
तू दुनिया से कहता फिरे
हंसकर सह लूं मैं हर तीर ‘र ‘र
तू दुनिया से ए कहता आ फिरे
हंसकर सह लूं मैं हर तीर
भेद तू अपने खोले
मैं गहरी बहूँ
मेघ तू ही नहीं
जल बरसाए ए
मेरे भी मन पर बादल छाए
गरज गरज तू बोले ए
मैं गुमसुम रहूँ

मेरा रोना काम ना आये
तेरा रोना सावन लाये ए
मेरा रोना काम ना आये
तेरा रोना सावन लाये ए
इसलिए आँसू पीती हूँ मैं
जग रोतों की हंसी उड़ायें
मेरे भी मन में है शोले
मैं का से कहूं
मेघ तू ही नहीं
जल बरसाए
मेरे भी मन पर बादल छाए
गरज गरज तू ऊ बोले ए
मैं गुमसुम रहूँ
मैं गुमसुम रहूँ
हो ओ ओ
मैं गुमसुम रहूँ


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 :

4368 Post No. : 15699

Main ik panchhi matwaalaa re …

In this case we have a ‘reverse’ ‘repetition of song’ of a Hindi movie, i.e. reverse repetition on our blog 😊 where the new song was posted first and older will be covered here. 😊

– The song has been posted on the blog under the movie ‘Mamta Ki Chhaaon Mein-1989’ and it has also been mentioned there that it was recorded for ‘Door Ka Raahi-1971’ …

1) When it was recorded for ‘Door Ka Raahi-1971’, Amit Kumar (born on 3rd July’1952) must be around 17-18 yrs old.

2) The songs/soundtracks listing of ‘Door Ka Raahi-1971’ included this song, which is also mentioned in HFGK, so technically we need to include this song, the recording which was done when the singer was ‘Amit Ganguly’, on the blog.

3) Then, this song has a second stanza (which TILL NOW has not been mentioned or posted on the blog) and the full song is given below.

4) When the same song was recorded for ‘Mamta Ki Chhaaon Mein-1989’, it was recorded again and it was not the same recording from ‘Door Ka Raahi-1971’. The age of Amit Kumar (now he was Amit Kumar) at the time of second recording must be around 32-34 yrs, so here the voice is more matured now and I think the ‘length of the ‘sur’s’ too.

5) The song in ‘Mamta Ki Chhaaon Mein-1989’ has an additional second stanza as given in this audio link. The link of this song and the earlier song has also been posted by our ‘passionate favorite’ team members, but so far, they do not mention about the second stanza: –

There is onlyone difference in the lyrics at one place highlighted in red.

‘ghor ghataa chhaaye, chaahye bijlee
daraayein’
‘ghor ghataa chhaaye, chaahye bijuri daraayein’


Song-Main ik panchhi matwaala re (Door Ka Raahi)(1971) Singer-Amit Kumar, Lyrics-Kishore Kumar, MD-Kishore Kumar

Lyrics

main ik panchhi matwaala re ae ae ae
matwaala aur niraala re ae
mera is duniyaa ke baagh mein
aanaa jaana re

main ik panchhi matwaala re ae ae ae
matwaala aur niraala re ae
mera is duniyaa ke baagh mein
aanaa jaana re

door gagan ka panchhi hoon main
door thhikaana mera aa
door gagan ka panchhi hoon main
door thhikaana mera aa
is bagiyaa ki daal pe mera
ik pal rain basera aa
hichkoley khaaun
chah-chahaaun
gungunaaun
baadlon ke sang sang
ud ud jaaun
main apne aap mein bhoolaa re
matwaala aur niraala re ae
mera is duniyaa ke baagh mein
aanaa jaana re

toofaanon ka paalaa hoon main
aandhiyon mein khelaa aa
toofaanon ka paalaa hoon main
aandhiyon mein khelaa aa
taan ke seenaa udoon gagan mein
har mushqil ko jhelaa aa
ghor ghataa chhaaye
chaahye bijlee daraayein
badhhtaa chaloon main
lehraaye bal khaaye ae
main dhoop chhaaon mein
khelaa re ae ae
matwaala aur niraala re ae
mera is duniyaa ke baagh mein
aanaa jaana re

mera is duniyaa ke baagh mein
aanaa jaana re
mera is duniyaa ke baagh mein
aanaa jaana re

____________________________________________________________

Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
————————————————————-
मैं इक पंछी मतवाला रे ए ए ए
मतवाला और निराला रे
मेरा इस दुनिया के बाग़ मे
आना जाना रे

मैं इक पंछी मतवाला रे ए ए ए
मतवाला और निराला रे ए
मेरा इस दुनिया के बाग़ मे
आना जाना रे

दूर गगन का पंछी हूँ मैं
दूर ठिकाना मेरा आ
दूर गगन का पंछी हूँ मैं
दूर ठिकाना मेरा आ
इस बगिया की डाल पे मेरा
इक पल रेन बसेरा आ
हिचकोले खाऊं
चह चहाऊँ
गुनगुनाऊं
बादलों के संग संग
उड़ उड़ जाऊं
मैं अपने आप में भूला रे
मतवाला और निराला रे ए
मेरा इस दुनिया के बाग़ मे
आना जाना रे

तूफानों का पाला हूँ मैं
आँधियों में खेला आ
तूफानों का पाला हूँ मैं
आँधियों में खेला आ
तान के सीना उडूं गगन में
हर मुश्किल को झेला आ
घोर घटा छाये
चाहे बिजली डरायें
बढ़ता चलूँ मैं
लहराए बल खाए ए
मैं धुप छाँव में खेला रे ए
मतवाला और निराला रे ए
मेरा इस दुनिया के बाग़ मे
आना जाना रे
मेरा इस दुनिया के बाग़ मे
आना जाना रे
मेरा इस दुनिया के बाग़ मे
आना जाना रे


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Blog Day :

4336 Post No. : 15633 Movie Count :

4306

Today (1 june 2020) is pehli taareekh. And it turns out that today is World Milk Day. In India, National Milk Day falls on a different day, namely 26 November, which is the birthday of Verghese Kurien, who brought White revolution( Milk revolution) in India.

When I was growing up, India was a desperately poor country. It was deficient in foodgrains and also milk. Our history books wistfully recalled those days in distant past when India was a prosperous country where “दूध की नदियाँ बहा करती थीं” ( “doodh ki nadiyan baha karti thi). Indians wistfully sighed and felt envious of countries like Netherlands that they were the nation that had doodh ki nadi flowing in their country.

A few days ago, I was watching videos that showed progress of various countries over the years in graphical forms in various fields. In most areas, the graph started showing USA and USSR at top and ended showing China, USA and India at the top. It was heartwarming as a Indian to witness the progress of India in all these fields.

One field that really made me proud and came as a pleasant surprise to me was the fact that India had become the number one milk producing country in the world ! And it has been number one since 1998 !

The Milk revolution in India started in Kaira District of Gujrat. The Kaira District Co-operative Milk Producers’ Union was organized in 1946 with the blessings of late Sardar Vallabhai Patel. It started with two village milk producers’ societies and began pasteurizing milk for the Bombay Milk Scheme in June 1948. At that time, only 250 liters of milk per day was being handled. by 1960s, 378 village milk producers’ co-operative societies became affiliated to the main union. These societies in turn had about 65,000 farmers as their members. In these villages, there were about 1, 25,000 adult buffaloes of the Surti Breed. During the year 63-64 about 60,000 tonnes of milk was collected by the union. The cost of the milk and milk products sold in that year was over Rs.6 crores. The Union marketed milk in Gujarat and Maharashtra States and milk products on all-India basis. Its trade name “Amul” had become a household word all over India. The union had established an excellent reputation in the dairy industry and had evoked the admiration of experts from many parts of the world.

Verghese Kurien was the the General Manager of Kaira District Co-operative Milk Producers’ Union Ltd (Amul) at that time. Mr Lal Bahadur Shashtri, the second PM of India, who had taken over charge just a few months back, visited Anand on 31 october 1964. He was very impressed with amul model and he decided to replicate this model all over India. Accordingly, he wrote a letter to all the states. NDDB (National Dairy Development Board) was set up with its HQ at Anand. It began plans called Operation Flood. It had three phases -phase I , II and III. OF I (from 1 july 1970 to 31 march 1981) sought to establish 18 “Anands” linked to the four urban markets – Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata and Chennai. OF-II (2 october 1979 to 31 march 1985) aimed to establish a modern and self sustaining dairy industry, building on the foundation of OF-I to meet the nations’s needs in milk and milk products. Of III (1 april 1985 to 30 apr 1996) focused on consolidating the milk procurement, processing and marketing infrastructure created under OF-I & OF-II.

By the time OF III ended, India was already number one milk producing nation in the world, a position it holds to this date. Today India produces 22 % of all milk produced in the world. Indian per capita milk production (394 ml) is higher than the world average. The per capita availability of milk is the highest in Punjab (1181 ml),followed by Haryana (1087 ml), Rajasthan (870 ml), Gujarat (626), MP (538 ml), Andhra (623 ml), Himachal (565) etc. There are states that have surprisingly low milk availability viz Delhi (35 ml), Goa (71 ml), Assam (71 ml),Chandigarh (90 ml) etc. I am sure these milk deficient states get their milk supply from milk surplus states. India produces 22% of world production, followed by USA, China, Pakistan and Brazil.

When India became independent, per capita availability of milk was 130 ml, which reduced to an all time low of 110 ml by 1970 before it picked up. In other words, milk availability in Indian picked up only after operation flood project began.

I grew up in Bihar (now it is Jharkhand) in 1960s. Even today Jharkhand per capita milk availability is only 177 ml. Those days it was far lower. I can honestly say that my pets have had more milk in their earlier lives that I ever had ! 🙂 Today my sole pet Bhhole consumes bulk of the milk that I get every morning, and that is more than what an average human gets to drink in a day. 🙂 It has been made possible because of the pioneers and foot soldiers of operation flood. This, alongwith self sufficiency in the fields of other foodstuff has ensured that India does not have to rely on imports and it is secure as far as food security is concerned. That has made India a confident nation. None of Indian neighbours, including China, has this kind of food security.

I wondered if there was any Hindi movie songs on milk. One song from “Manthan” (1977) has already been covered, and there were no other songs. Then it struck me that milk products too qualify, and that we have so many maakhan (butter) songs in Hindi movies, mostly associated with Lord Krishna. One can say that Lord Krishna, serving as a cowherd in Gokul, was a brand ambassador for milk products in general and maakhan (butter ) in particular. 🙂

A few songs of this genre have already been covered in the blog. While searching for other songs, I came across this song from “Gopal Krishna”(1979) which fits the bill perfectly. This movie was produced by Tarachand Barjatya and directed by Vijay Sharma for Rajshree Productions. The movie had Sachin, Zarina Wahab, Reeta Bhaduri, Manhar Desai, Master Sandip, Jeevan etc in it.

The movie had six songs in it.

Here is the first song from “Gopal Krishna”(1979) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Chandrani Mukherjee which is lip synced by an actor playing young Lord Krishna . I guess that he is master Sandip, with Reeta Bhaaduri playing Maa Yashoda. Lyrics and music is by Ravindra Jain.

The situation is quite familiar to most of us. Some lady complains that Kanhaiyya has stolen maakhan from har matki. An irate Maaa Yashoda is out to punish Kanhaiyya. Kanhaiyya sings this song where he denies the charge. My own home has abundant quantity of Makhan, why would I go elsewhere for it, he explains. As for the maakhan smeared on his lips, he accused Ahir ki chhori of deliberately framing him by smearing maakhan on his lips. He then plays the emotional card- I do your chaakri for the whole day by tending to the cows in the meadows, but instead of believing me, you believe the words of others. 🙂

Very cute and sweet song, picturised nicely. This song is a hidden gem that I became aware of only today.

On the occasion of World Milk day, here is this lovely song from “Gopal Krishna”(1979).

Audio

Video

Song-Tu man ki ati bhori o maiyya mori(Gopal Krishna)(1979) Singer-Chandrani Mukherjee, Lyrics-Ravindra Jain, MD-Ravindra Jain

Lyrics

tu man ki ati bhori o maiyya mori
tu man ki ati bhori
tu man ki aati bhori o maiyya mori
tu man ki ati bhori
jaako ghar bharyo dadhhi maakhan syon
jaako ghar bharyo dadhhi maakhan syon
vo kyon karan lago chori o maiyya mori
tu man ki ati bhori
tu man ki ati bhori o maiyya mori
tu man ki ati bhori

na kaaho ko maakhan khaayo
na koi matki phodi
na kaaho ko ka maakhan khaayo
na koi matki phodi
more mukh maakhan male tore sanmukh
more mukh maakhan male tore sanmukh
laayi aheer ki chhori o maiyya mori
tu man ki ati bhori
tu man ki ati bhori o maiyya mori
tu man ki ati bhori
jaako ghar bharyo dadhhi maakhan syo
jaako ghar bharyo dadhhi maakhan syo
vo kyun karan lagyo chori o maiyya mori
tu man ki ati bhori

din din bhar main to dhenu chaaravat karat chaakri tori
din din bhar main to dhenu chaaravat karat chaakri tori
yaahu par tu unki sunat hai
yaahu par tu unki sunat hai
jhoothi kahaani jori o maiyya mori
tu man ki ati bhori
tu man ki ati bhori o maiyya mori
tu man ki ati bhori
ja ko ghar bharyo dadhhi maakhan syo
ja ko ghar bharyo dadhhi makhan syo
vo kyun karan lagyo chori o maiyya mori
tu man ki ati bhori


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Blog Day: 4332 Post No.: 15626

“Raseeli”(1946) was a “social” movie which was directed by Hanuman Prasad for Jaibharat Pictures, Bombay. The movie had Radharani, Sushil Kumar, Kanhaiyalal, Ramesh Gupta, Anant Prabhu, Ranibala, Meghmala, Shanti devi, Ramlal, Shamlal etc in it.

The movie had ten songs in it. Two of these songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the third song from “Raseeli”(1946) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Rafi and Shamshad Begam. Hanuman Prasad, the director of the movie, was the lyricist as well as the music director.

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


Song-Dil mujhko jalaata hai (Raseeli)(1946) Singer-Rafi, Shamshad Begam, Lyrics-Hamuman Prasad, MD-Hanuman Prasad

Lyrics

dil
dil mujhko jalaata hai
dil mujhko jalaata hai
main dil ko jalaati hoon
main aen dil ko jalaati hoon

main tumko bhulaata hoon
main tumko bhulaata hoon
main tujhko bhulaati hoon
main aen tujhko bhulaati hoon

ik dard mere dil mein aen aen
ik tees hai jigar mein
ik dard mere dil mein aen aen
ik tees hai jigar mein
haaye tees hai jigar mein

ye mujhko rulaata hai
ye mujhko rulaata hai
main isko rulaati hoon
main aen isko rulaati hoon

tum dil se nikal jaao
tum seene mein aa jaao
tum dil se nikal jaao
tum seene mein aa jaao
tum seene mein aa jaao

gham mujhko mitaata hai
gham mujhko mitaata hai
main gham ko mitaati hoon
main aen gham ko mitaati hoon


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