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#The Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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# Bhoole-Bisre Geet # 103 # In Remembrance – Hasrat Jaipuri & Mahendra Kapoor #
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Today’s song is from a debutant movie ‘Dharti Ki God Mein-1971’. I was longing to introduce this movie on the blog since long but was not able to locate its songs and they seem difficult to find. Now they are available uploaded since last year i.e. 2019. Thanks to the uploader.

‘Dharti Ki God Mein-1971’ was directed by Kewal Mishra for ‘Bhagyashri Productions, Bombay’. It was a ‘social movie’. It had Som Dutt, Komal, Kanhaiyalal, Shatrughan Sinha, Chaman Puri, Jayshree T., Renu, Sundar, Dhanraj Pahalwan, Rajnath, Bedi Sindhara, Lakshami Arya, Rajan Haksar, Uma Dutt, Y.N. Kapoor, Gopi Tak, Honey Irani, Master Ratan, Mehrunnisaa, Durga Khote and others.

This movie had six songs written by Hasrat Jaipuri and composed by Sonik-Omi. Asha Bhonsle, Mahendra Kapoor, and Komal had given their voices to the songs in this movie.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 09.11.1971.

17th September 2020 was the twenty-first Remembrance anniversary of Poet lyricist Hasrat Jaipuri (15.04.1922-17.09.1999). I was looking for a debutant movie then which has lyrics penned by him. However, I could not send my write-up then. Today we are going to introduce this movie ‘Dharti Ki God Mein’ which have all songs penned by Hasrat Jaipuri on the blog.

Today 27th September 2020 is the twelfth Remembrance anniversary of Singer Mahendra Kapoor (09.01.1934-27.09.2008).

‘Dharti Ki God Mein-1971’ has Mahendra Kapoor’s voice in five songs i.e. in all songs except except one song of the movie. He has sung two solo, two duets and one song having voice of three singers.

As a tribute to Hasrat Jaipuri and Mahendra Kapoor today we listen to this song from the movie ‘Dharti Ki God Mein-1971’ composed by Sonik-Omi.

Only audio of this song is available and I hope it is full song. Also, I think this movie must have been an obscure movie of its and its songs were forgotten easily.

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

Let us now enjoy this song.

(As mentioned above with this song ‘Dharti Ki God Mein-1971’ makes its debut on the blog today. (Only ‘one’ movie from alphabet ‘D’ from 1917 remains to be launched now to cover launching of all ‘D’ movies of ‘1971’ on the blog 🙂 )


Song-Desh tera bhagwaan hai tu sun le naujawaan (Dharti Ki God Mein)(1971) Singer-Mahendra Kapoor, Lyrics-Hasrat Jaipuri, MD-Sonik Omi
Chorus

Lyrics

ho o o o o
o o o o o o
ho o o o o
o o o o o o
ho o o o o
o o o o o o
ho o o o o
o o o

desh tera bhagwaan hai
tu sun le naujawaan
is maati mein pyaar bharaa hai
mera Hindustan
o bandhu re ae °° °° °° °° ae
tu pyaar ke beej bichhaa le
arre dharti ki god mein
bhaai re dharti ki god mein
arre dharti ki god mein
bhaai re dharti ki god mein

ho desh tera bhagwaan hai
tu sun le naujawaan
ho is maati mein pyaar bharaa hai
mera Hindustan

o bandhu re ae °° °° °° °° ae
tu pyaar ke beej bichhaa le
arre dharti ki god mein
bhaai re dharti ki god mein ae
arre dharti ki god mein
bhaai re dharti ki god mein

ho desh tera bhagwaan hai
tu sun le naujawaan
ho is maati mein pyaar bharaa hai
mera Hindustan

bolen ae re soone soone
ye khet tujhe bolen ae
tu inmein dhaan ugaa aa
dhaan ugaa aa
dhaan ugaaa aa

ho o o o o o
maange ae
re teri mehnat hi desh teraa maange ae
tu ispe jaan ladaa aa
jaan ladaa aa
jaan ladaa aa

ho o o
kuchh kaam to kar le
ho ho
phir jholi bhar le ae

hey hey
kuchh kaam to kar le
ho ho
phir jholi bhar le ae

o mitwaa re ae °° °° °° °° ae
jeewan ko swarg banaa le
are dharti ki god mein
bhaai re dharti ki god mein ae
arre dharti ki god mein
bhaai re dharti ki god mein

ho desh tera bhagwaan hai
tu sun le naujawaan

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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हो ओ ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
हो ओ ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
हो ओ ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ

देश तेरा भगवान् है
तू सुन ले नौजवान
इस माटी में प्यार भरा है
मेरा हिंदुस्तान
ओ बंधू रे ए°° °° °° °° ए
तू प्यार के बीज बिछा ले
अरे धरती की गोद में
भाई रे धरती की गोद में
अरे धरती की गोद में
भाई रे धरती की गोद में

हो देश तेरा भगवान् है
तू सुन ले नौजवान
हो इस माटी में प्यार भरा है
मेरा हिंदुस्तान

ओ बंधू रे ए°° °° °° °° ए
तू प्यार के बीज बिछा ले
अरे धरती की गोद में
भाई रे धरती की गोद में
अरे धरती की गोद में
भाई रे धरती की गोद में

हो देश तेरा भगवान् है
तू सुन ले नौजवान
हो इस माटी में प्यार भरा है
मेरा हिंदुस्तान

बोले ए रे सूने सूने
ये खेत तुझे बोले ए
तू इनमे धान उगा आ
धान उगा आ
धान उगा आ

हो ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
मांगे ए
रे तेरी मेहनत ही देश तेरा मांगे ए
तू इसपे जान लड़ा आ
जान लड़ा आ
जान लड़ा आ

हो ओ ओ
कुछ काम तो कर ले
हो ओ
फिर झोली भर ले ए

हे हे
कुछ काम तो कर ले
हो ओ
फिर झोली भर ले ए

ओ मितवा रे ए ए°° °° °° °° ए
जीवन को स्वर्ग बना ले
अरे धरती की गोद में
भाई रे धरती की गोद में
अरे धरती की गोद में
भाई रे धरती की गोद में

हो देश तेरा भगवान् है
तू सुन ले नौजवान


This article is written by Peevesie’s mom, 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 :

4420 Post No. : 15830

Hullo Atuldom

23rd August was the birthday of the beautiful Saira Banu. She was born to yesteryear actress Naseem Banu and producer Mian Ehsan-Ul-Haq in 1944.

She made her debut opposite Shammi Kapoor in 1961 as the OH! so gorgeous Kashmiri ‘Kali’ with her introduction song being “Kaashmir ki kali hoon main mujhse na rootho babuji”. In all the years, since then she has remained gorgeous and aged gracefully. In between then and now, she was an active star in the Hindi film firmament till about 1976 when Prakash Mehra directed “Hera Pheri” released. She appeared in a cameo with her husband Dilip Kumar in Yash Johar produced and Ramesh Talwar directed “Duniya” (1984) as parents of Rishi Kapoor.

One of the movies-Faisla- that she acted in the 70s released in 1988; this was her last official release. But this beauty had the best costars in the 15-16 years that she was active with ‘Padosan’ opposite Sunil Dutt catapulting her to the top league after which “Victoria No 203” opposite Navin Nischol was a big hit. We have seen her opposite Dharmendra in ‘Jwar Bhata’, ‘Aadmi Aur Insaan’, ‘Resham Ki Dori’, ‘Pocketmaar’, ‘Chaitali’, and ‘International Crook’. She was in ‘Purab Aur Paschim’, ‘Balidaan’, and ‘Shaadi’ with Manoj Kumar as her hero. But her pairing with Dilip Kumar in ‘Gopi’, ‘Sagina’ and ‘Bairaag’ was after her marriage to her childhood crush.

As I was preparing the post for wishing the beautiful Saira Banu I looked for possible songs and made a discovery. I always thought that the 1970 releases ‘Purab Aur Paschim’ and ‘Gopi’ would have been Yyippeeeed by now. A thought that came because we have 15800+ songs on our blog and we have been active for 12+ years. I find we have four songs of “Purab Aur Paschim” out a possible eight or nine songs. We have
(1) dulhan chali o pahan chali
(2) Hai preet jahaan ki reet sada, a post that has 51 comments, must be a record. The last comment was on 6th August 2018.
(3) koyi jab tumhaara hriday tod de
(4) purwa suhaani aayi re purwa was the last to be posted.

That too eight years ago. How have we missed posting songs from this movie. Chalo let us take it a step forward.

Here is a song that is sung by Mahendra Kapoor and Asha Bhonsle. It is written by Prem Dhawan and set to music by the brothers Kalyanji- Anandji. The song begins with some dialogue between puppets that are dressed as a Jat and Videshi Mem. The whole event is meant to belittle the westernized character played Saira Banu as Preethi the daughter of an Indian brought up in London. It ends when she realizes that she is being made fun of. (Personally I felt that we take this ‘west is bad east is best’ a little too far)

Incidentally, 24th August happens to mark 20 years since Kalyanji Virji Shah (30 June 1928-24 August 2000) said good bye to this world. He was the music director of such hits as “mera jeevan kora kaagaz kora hi reh gaya”, “rote hue aate hai sab hasta hua jo jaayega”, “jiska koi nahi uska toh khuda hai yaaron” (as Kishore Kumar and Manna Dey solos) and the still-so-popular “Yaari hai imaan mera yaar meri zindagi”. Of course, the songs I have mentioned were all in the 70s and 80s, years when I was growing up and learning to appreciate songs.

But Kalyanji, of the duo, began as a musician in the early 50s. He was the one who played the Clavioline for the songs of ‘Nagin” that were essentially Hemant Kumar scores. Remember the “Nagin-been” from 1954 which has become the signature tune used in all serpent-related songs, scenes and movies? He formed an orchestra group with his brother Anandji, all those years ago, which performed in and around Bombay (as Mumbai used to be called). His arrival in the industry was in, what is called, the golden period of Hindi Film Music when SD Burman, OP Nayyar, Madan Mohan etc were the compeetition. He still managed to get a foothold “Samrat Chandragupt” was his first film. He was officially joined by his brother Anandji, to form the duo, with movies like Satta Bazaar, Chhalia etc. The long journey of the duo gave us many gems and we treasure all of them lovingly. Thank You Kalyanjibhai- Anandjibhai.

Coming back to today’s song- wishing Saira Banu all health and happiness even if a day late & remembering Kalyanjibhai. Here is that song for which the farmaish/ reminder was made on 6th August 2018.


Song-Twinkle twinkle little star (Purab Aur Paschim)(1970) Singers-Mahendra Kapoor, Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Prem Dhawan, MD-Kalyanji Anandji
Chorus

Lyrics

twinke twinkle little star
how I wonder what you are
how I wonder what you are
gaao

aaho
oye twinkle twinkle little star
how I wonder what you are
how I wonder what you are
o twinkle twinkle little sta aa aaa aa aa aaar
you fool
everybody is a fool baby
everybody is a fool baby
sabhi se jawaani mein ae ae ae
ae ae ae
ae ae
hoti pyar ki bhool baby
o hoti pyar ki bhool baby
oye twinke twinkle little star
how I wonder what you are
how I wonder what you are
samjhe madam
what?
o seedha kar doonga what baby
o seedha kar doonga what baby
you mem paschim ki ee eee ee ee
te main purab ka jat baby
o te main purab ka jat baby

alright I teach you something else
sikhaao ji
singing aa yaa yipee yipee ya
singing aa yaa yipee yipee ya
yeh changa hai
jack and jill went up the hill
to fetch a pail of water
jack and jill went up the hill
to fetch a pail of water
gaao

aaho
oye jack and jill went up the hill
to fetch a pail of water
to fetch a pail of water
oye jack and jill went up the hill
ee ee ee ee
you idiot
main nahin
tu hai idiot baby
main nahin
tu hai idiot baby
naari hoke piye whisky
ee ee ee ee ee
aur piye cigarette baby
aur piye cigarette baby
oye twinkle twinkle little star
how I wonder what you are
how I wonder what you are

oh what do you want
i want a chance baby
i want a chance baby
phir dekh meri taal pe
ae ae ae ae
ae ae ae
kaise karegi tu dance baby
o kaise karegi tu dance baby
oye twinkle twinkle little star
how I wonder what you are
how i wonder what you are

up above the world so high
ee ee ee ee
aa aa ee ee
like a diamond in the sky
like a diamond in the sky

twinkle twinkle little star<
how I wonder what you are

jack and jill went up the hill
ee ee ee ee ee
jack and jill went up the hill
to fetch up pail of water

twinkle twinkle little star
how I wonder what you are

twinkle twinkle little


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 :

4420 Post No. : 15829

Remembrance day of Kalyanji :
24th August :

Since yesterday, when I chanced upon “Dharmatma”(1975) in the “list of songs-moviewise”, I am in a fix. How to start this post !

Unbelievably, only two famous songs from ‘Dharmatma” are posted.
kya khoob lagti ho and

tere chehre mein wo jaadoo hai

Dharmatma had only 4 songs but all were quality songs. As a tribute to Kalyanji (of Kalyanji-Anandji duo) on his 20th death anniversary, I am presenting this song “meri galiyon se logon ki yaari badh gayi”, a duet by Lata Mangeshkar and Mahendra Kapoor. Indeevar is the lyricist.

I have seen this movie in the early 80’s at Belgaum. A lasting memory is of people throwing coins in the theatre, when the song ‘tere chehre mein woh jaadoo hai’ began. I have seen the movie one more time after that, on TV. So the impression is of that pristine scenery of locations in Afghanistan, the colourful and beautiful Hema Malini, those light romantic songs, which are light yet intense. This is, I think is the hall mark of Kalyanji-Anandji, not so much in the early phase of late 50’s but later movies, I find the compositions to be a bit more intense than what other music directors were making. They are basically in the mold of Shankar-Jaikishan, similar to Laxmikant-Pyarelal. But Kalyanji-Anandji’s compositions usually were intense and sharp, but fell short of going over the top. The music orchestration was sounded brighter, never dull. Take the songs of “Saraswati Chandra”, understated yet intense on emotion. Or the songs of ‘Jab jab phool khile”, it was like extreme emotion of a Madan Mohan’s and the unwillingness of SDB to cross a boundary. I think S D Burman crossed his own self-imposed boundaries only in “Pyaasa” and “Guide” to some extent. But that is another story.

This unique balance is visible in numerous songs they composed for Manoj Kumar’s films and Feroz Khan’s films too. Take “Purab paschim”’songs, they are a study in contrasting compositions, from “koyi jab tumhaara hriday tod de” to “purva suhaani aayi re….”. Through 70’s they were using a mix of male playback singers for singing for various camps and also actors, including Rajesh Khanna. For female songs, by and large they were faithful to Lata Mangeshkar.

I think the audio cassette I had of sad songs of Mukesh, had mostly Kalyanji-Anandji’s compositions. I will try and list them.
koyi jab tumhaara hriday tod de
Chaandi ki deewaar na todi
Mujhko iss raat ki tanhaayi mein aawaaz na do
Hum chhod chale hain mehfil ko
Main to ek khwaab hoon
Waqt karta jo wafaa
Mere toote huye dil se
Hamne tujhko pyaar kiya hai itna
Jis dil mein basa thha pyaar tera

Another thing to be noted here is that most of them are written by Indeewar. The Kalyanji-Anandi teaming with Indeewar was pretty consistent throughout, with few exceptions like “Kora Kaaghaz” and “Jab Jab Phool Khile”. By 1980’s they had also teamed up with Anjaan.

Coming back to the film ‘Dharmatma”, it could have been tacky and gone out of control. But Feroze Khan as director did manage to make this film a worthy adaptation of ‘The Godfather”. An indianised version couldn’t have been better than this in the 70’s. Clearly the outdoor location shots are fabulous and full of vibrant colour. Cinematography must have been one of the reasons for its popularity when released, the same year with the block buster like “Sholey”. Later on more technically slick movies could be made, but no one could quite capture the brilliance of the deserted sunny Afghanistan. The ‘buzkashi’ scenes were replicated in ‘Khuda Gawaah” later. It is also a fact that need for glorification and glamorization of nomadic tribes held sway over authentic portrayal of the tribal lifestyle of the region.

The song is a function song, where Hema Malini as ‘Reshma’ is dancing, more trying to make a statement and asserting her independence to both Feroz Khan and Danny Danzongpa.

I quote these lines from another song (waqt karta jo wafaa) by Indeevar :

ham bhi pyaase hain ye saaqi ko bataa bhi na sake
saamne jaam thaa aur jaam uthaa bhi na sake
kaash ham ghairat-e-mehfil ke na maare hote

Certainly, Reshma here has no such hang-ups 🙂 🙂

And Hema Malini as the gypsy girl is yet to be emulated by anyone. It is the magic of Cinema in Eastman colour. I want to say no more.

Audio:

Video :

Song-Meri galiyon se logon ki yaari badh gayi (Dharmatma)(1975)
Mahendra Kapoor, Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics-Indeevar, MD-Kalyanji-Anandji
Chorus

Lyrics

Ae liyaa aaa aa
ae ae ae liyaa aa
zubaan zubaan par charche tere
gulshan gulshan mehkaa hai
teri jawaani ki yeh khushboo
saara ‘aalam behka hai
tu hi mera pyaar hai
tu hi meri bandagi
tu hi mera khwaab hai
tu hi meri zindagi
padaa jo tere
husn kaa saayaa
kaante khil gaye ban kar kaliyaan
zair-o-haram ko bhool gaye ham
jab se dekhi teri galiyaan

reshmaa aaaa
reshmaa aaaa
reshmaa aaaa
reshmaa aaaa
reshmaa aaaa

meri galiyon se
meri gliyon se logon ki yaari badh gayi
meri gliyon se
logon ki yaari badh gayi
sab ki nazron mein meri jawaani chadh gayi
koyi kahe dil le jaa
koyi kahe dil de jaa
koyi kahe dil le jaa
koyi kahe dil de jaa
tujh mein agar
himmat ho mujhe tu
le jaa le jaa le jaa
hoy qurbaan
le jaa aa
le jaa aa
le jaa aa
meri galiyon se
meri gliyon se logon ki yaari badh gayi
meri gliyon se

mujhe paa
sakegaa wohi ee
mera dil jis pe ho meherbaan aaan
mera dil jis pe ho meherbaan
aise paana nahin hai aasaan aan
pehle rakh le hatheli pe jaan
pehle rakh le hatheli pe jaan
kitne mere deewaane
tera kaanp na jaaye kalejaa
kitne mere deewaane
tera kaanp na jaaye kalejaa
tujh mein agar
himmat ho mujhe tu
le jaa le jaa le jaa
woy qurbaan
le jaa aa
le jaa aa
le jaa aa
meri galiyon se
meri gliyon se logon ki yaari badh gayi
meri gliyon se

ho oooo ooo
oooo ooooo
oooooooo

ho agar nibhaane ka dam mm
dil lagaane ka tab naam le ae
dil lagaane ka tab naam le
tu agar jawaan mard hai ae
haathh aa ke meraa thaam le ae
haathh aa ke meraa thaam le
honnthon ne tujhe daawat di
paighaam nazar ne bhejaa aa
honthon ne tujhe daawat di
paighaam nazar ne bhejaa aa
tujh mein agar
himmat ho mujhe tu
le jaa le jaa le jaa
qurbaan
le jaa aa
le jaa aa
le jaa aa
meri galiyon se
meri galiyon se logon ki yaari badh gayi
sab ki nazron mein meri jawaani chadh gayi


This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, a fellow enthusaist 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 :

4403 Post No. : 15789

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2010-2020) – Song No. 51
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Here is the list of six songs that were represented on the blog on 07.08.2010;

Song Movie title-Year Remarks
Ham is khayaal se duniya se door baithe hain … Mr X in Bombay-1964 All songs covered
Jaa jaa jaa chhod de o chhaliyaa Kan Kan Mein Bhagwan -1963 04 songs posted
Chhedaa mere dil ne taraanaa tere pyar kaa Asli Naqli-1962 All songs covered
Koi pyaar ki dekhe jaadugari Kohinoor-1960 All songs covered
Jiyaa sharmaaye nazar jhuki jaaye Dulhan-1958 05 songs posted
Nazron mein samaane se qaraar aa na sakegaa Hyderabad Ki Naazneen-1952 All songs covered

Out of the six movies represented as above we have only two movies eligible for the ‘Blog Ten-Year Challenge’ today viz. ‘Kan Kan Mein Bhagwan-1963’ and ‘Dulhan-1958’.

When our dear Prakash ji sent the lyrics for the today’s song it reminded me that I had watched this movie ‘Kan Kan Mein Bhagwan-1963’ during my growing years in mid-late seventies.

This movie was screened during the weekly movie-screening at the ‘recreation club’ building of the colony we were staying then. Movies like ‘Janam Janam Ke Phere-1957’, ‘Sant Gyaneshwar-1964’ etc were some of the movie I got to watch during those days.

Though I do not remember the story of this movie ‘Kan Kan Mein Bhagwan-1963’ now, remembering a few of its songs was no problem as they were embedded in my memory.Recalling these songs and reliving the nostalgia of actor Mahipal’s movies’ during the preparation of this post brought back memories of watching those black and white movies during my childhood days.

This movie had some nice melodious songs and its music was highly enjoyable.

‘Kan Kan Mein Bhagwan-1963’ had nine songs, all written by Bharat Vyas. The music was composed by Pandit Shivaram. Mahendra Kapoor, Manna Dey, Mukesh and Suman Kalyanpur had given their voices to the songs in this movie.

Mahendra Kapoor had sung six solo songs in this movie and only one of them have posted on the blog so far. That gives us five solo songs by Mahendra Kapoor to be posted on the blog. Today we are going to listen one of them.

Manna Dey had sung one solo and Mukesh had one duet with Suman Kalyanpur which has also been posted on the blog. Suman Kalyanpur had solo song other than the duet with Mukesh which has also been posted on the blog.

Following are the four songs from this movie that have been posted on the blog;

Song Posted On
Apne piyaa ki main to bani re joganiya 25.10.2009
Jaa jaa jaa chhod de o chhaliyaa 07.08.2010
Sabko naach nachaane waala 24.11.2011
Nadiya na piye kabhi apna jal 15.05.2015

The song of ‘Kan Kan Mein Bhagwan-1963’ under discussion is sung by Mahendra Kapoor. It is lip synced by Mahipal. Also seen in the picturization of this song are Anita Guha,Ram Singh and Raja Nene (as noted by Prakash ji).

Lyrics are by Bharat Vyas and music is composed by Pandit Shivaram.

Let us now enjoy today’s song.

Video (Longer)

Audio

Song-Ye duniya banaana aur banaake phir chalaana (Kan Kan Mein Bhagwaan)(1963) Singer-Mahendra Kapoor, Lyrics-Bharat Vyas, MD-Pt Shivram

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

ye duniya banaana
aur banaa ke phir chalaana
bas usi kaa kaam hai
badaa zordaar us ka intzaam hai
ho o badaa zabardast us ka intzaam hai
raat ko hi raat
parbhaat ko parbhaat
shaam hi ko shaam hai
badaa zordaar uska intzaam hai
ho o badaa zabardast uska intzaam hai
ye duniya banaana
aur banaa ke phir chalaana
bas usi ka kaam hai
badaa zordaar uska intzaam hai
ho o badaa zabardast uska intzaam hai

jal pe hai thhal aur thhal pe aasmaan hai
phir bhi ek dooje pe na bojh ke samaan hai
jal pe hai thhal aur thhal pe aasmaan hai
phir bhi ek dooje pe na bojh ke samaan hai
ghazab ka ye jahaan hai
bin khambe ka makaan hai ae
ghazab ka ye jahaan hai
bin khambe ka makaan hai
jahaan ka ek ek kan us ka ghulaam hai
badaa zordaar uska intzaam hai
ho o badaa zabardast uska intzaam hai
ye duniya banaana
aur banaa ke phir chalaana
bas usi kaa kaam hai
badaa zordaar us ka intzaam hai
ho o badaa zabardast us ka intzaam hai

surya chandra taare apne dharm se naa tal sake
insaan ki majaal kya
jo uskaa kram badal sake
surya chandra taare apne dharm se naa tal sake
insaan ki majaal kya
jo uska kram badal sake
ik phool bhi khiley nahin ik patta bhi hiley nahin
ik phool bhi khiley nahin ik patta bhi hiley nahin
saare jahaan ki uske haath mein lagaam hai
badaa zordaar uska intzaam hai
ho o badaa zabardast uska intzaam hai
ye duniya banaana
aur banaa ke phir chalaana
bas usi ka kaam hai
badaa zordaar us ka intzaam hai
ho o badaa zabardast us ka intzaam hai

(Below mentioned lines are there in Video link only)

samadarshi kehlaane waale
pita ka sar jhukta hai
agar mere chhoone se jo bhagwan ka rath rukta hai
sansaar ke rath ko chalaane waalaa
hamko chhale nahin…een
woh achhooth hamko samjhen to
rath ye chaley nahin…een
woh achhooth hamko samjhen to
rath ye chaley nahin…een
woh achhooth hamko samjhen to
rath ye chaley nahin…een…een

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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ये दुनिया बनाना
और बनाके फिर चलाना
बस उसी का काम है
बड़ा ज़ोरदार उस का इंतज़ाम है
हो ओ बड़ा ज़बर्दस्त उस का इंतज़ाम है
रात को ही रात
प्रभात को प्रभात
शाम ही को शाम है
बड़ा ज़ोरदार उस का इंतज़ाम है
हो ओ बड़ा ज़बर्दस्त उस का इंतज़ाम है
ये दुनिया बनाना
और बनाके फिर चलाना
बस उसी का काम है
बड़ा ज़ोरदार उस का इंतज़ाम है
हो ओ बड़ा ज़बर्दस्त उस का इंतज़ाम है

जल पे है थल और थल पे आसमान है
फिर भी एक दूजे पे न बोझ के सामान है
जल पे है थल और थल पे आसमान है
फिर भी एक दूजे पे न बोझ के सामान है
ग़ज़ब का ये जहान है
बिन खम्बे का मकान है ए
ग़ज़ब का ये जहान है
बिन खम्बे का मकान है ए
जहाँ का एक एक कण उस का ग़ुलाम है
बड़ा ज़ोरदार उस का इंतज़ाम है
हो ओ बड़ा ज़बर्दस्त उस का इंतज़ाम है
ये दुनिया बनाना
और बनाके फिर चलाना
बस उसी का काम है
बड़ा ज़ोरदार उस का इंतज़ाम है
हो ओ बड़ा ज़बर्दस्त उस का इंतज़ाम है

सूर्य चन्द्र तारे अपने धर्म से ना टल सके
इंसान की मजाल क्या
जो उसका क्रम बदल सके
सूर्य चन्द्र तारे अपने धर्म से ना टल सके
इंसान की मजाल क्या
जो उसका क्रम बदल सके
इक फूल भी खिले नहीं इक पत्ता भी हिले नहीं
इक फूल भी खिले नहीं इक पत्ता भी हिले नहीं
सारे जहाँ की उस के हाथ में लगाम है
बड़ा ज़ोरदार उस का इंतज़ाम है
हो ओ बड़ा ज़बर्दस्त उस का इंतज़ाम है
ये दुनिया बनाना
और बनाके फिर चलाना
बस उसी का काम है
बड़ा ज़ोरदार उस का इंतज़ाम है
हो ओ बड़ा ज़बर्दस्त उस का इंतज़ाम है

समदर्शी कहलाने वाले
पिता का सर झुकता है
अगर मेरे छूने से जो भगवन का रथ रुकता है
संसार के रथ को चलाने वाला
हमको छले नहीं… ईं
वो अछूत हमको समझे तो
रथ ये चले नहीं… ईं

वो अछूत हमको समझे तो
रथ ये चले नहीं… ईं

वो अछूत हमको समझे तो
रथ ये चले नहीं… ईं


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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4333

#The Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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# Bhoole-Bisre Geet # 96#
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In the mission of covering ‘movies with same title’ on the blog, today’s song introduces ‘Har Har Mahadev-1974’, which is making its debut on the blog today with this song. We already have a movie ‘Har Har Mahadev’ of the year ‘1950’ on the blog.

‘Har Har Mahadev-1974’ a ‘mythological movie’ was directed by Chandrakant for ‘Joy Films’. Chandrakant was also the producer of this movie. It had Dara Singh, Jayshree Gadkar, Padma Khanna, Uma, Aruna Irani, Sujata, Gopi Kishan, Satyajeet, Abhi Bhattacharya, Randhawa, Shahu Modak, Asit Sen, Babu Raje, Arvind Pandya, Azad, Master Tito, Suryakumar, Ratnamala, Himmat Singh Chauhan, Dilip Dutt, Vishwas Kunthe, Hercules, Polsan, Moolchand, Rajrani, Saudagar Singh, Jagdish Raj, V.Gopal, Pal Sharma, Radheshyam, Rinku, Narmada Shankar, Anil Kumar, Dhanraj Pehalwan, Minal Mehta, Uma Khosla, Manjiri Desai, Devyani Thakkar, Sarita Devi, Shri Bhagwan, Sitaram, Shery, Kedar Saigal, Thakur G.S. and others. Sumitra Devi made a special appearance in this movie.

Story of this movie was written by Pragji Dosa and dialogues were written by Ramesh Pande. Editing of this movie was done by Ram Khade and Vithoba Surve.

This movie had as many as seven songs in it written by Kavi Pradeep and music composed by Kalyanji-Anandji. Singers Lata Mangeshkar, Mahendra Kapoor, Aziz Nazan and Kanchan had given their voices to the songs in this movie.

This movie was passed by censor board on 22.08.1974.

Dara Singh played the role of Mahadev in this movie. Today 12th July 2020 is the eighth remembrance anniversary (19.11.1928- 12.07.2012) of this most loved personality of Indian Cinema.

He is mostly remembered and loved for the mythological character of ‘Hanuman’, he also played Bhagwan Shiv in some of the movies viz. ‘Tulsi Vivaah-1971’, ‘Hari Darshan-1972’, and ‘Har Har Mahadev-1974’ (as per information available on ‘wiki’).

Remembering him today on his Remembrance Day and paying our tributes to him with this song picturised on him where he as Mahadev is seen in his ‘dhyan mudra’ while Jayshree Gadkar as devi Parvati is also seen.

This song a ‘shiv stuti bhajan’ is sung by Mahendra Kapoor and on screen it is lip sync by Babu Raje (playing ‘Narad muni’ here) and another actor whom I am unable to identify. There are many other artists who are performing in this wonderful song.

Let us now enjoy this song written by Kavi Pradeep ji in this auspicious month of ‘shraavan’ which is already in progression in some parts of the country and about to begin in next week in other parts of the country.

With this song ‘Har Har Mahadev-1974’ makes its debut on the blog.

Video

Audio

Song-Bolo Shiv Shambhu Shambhu bam bam bam (Har Har Mahadev)(1974) Singer-Mahendra Kapoor, Lyrics-Kavi Pradeep, MD-Kalyanji Anandji
Chorus

Lyrics

bolo shiv shiv shambhu
bam bam bam

bolo shiv shiv shambhu
bam bam bam
bolo shiv shiv shambhu
bam bam bam

ho bolo shiv shiv shambhu
bam bam bam
bolo shiv shiv shambhu
bam bam bam

are gaao re ae ae ae
ye naam hardam
ye naam hardam
jab tak hai ae
bhaai dam mein dam
bhaai dam mein dam
ho bolo shiv shiv shambhu
bam bam bam
ho bolo shiv shiv shambhu
bam bam bam
bolo shiv shiv shambhu
bam bam bam

hey pralaynkar
bheem bhayankar
hey prabhushankar swaami ee
he prabhushankar swaami ee
he vishweshwar
he parmeshwar
ishwar antaryaami ee
ishwar antaryaami ee
ye dhun hai ae ae ae
uttam anupam
uttam anupam
saare jag ke ae
yahi pitaa param
yahi pitaa param
ho bolo shiv shiv shambhu
bam bam bam
bolo shiv shiv shambhu
bam bam bam
bolo shiv shiv shambhu
bam bam bam

shiv akaam hai
dayaa dhaam hai
shiv ka naam hai sanyam
shiv ka naam hai sanyam
shivji hain mukti
shivji hain shakti
shivji hain bhakti ka sangam
shivji hain bhakti ka sangam
shiv mahimaa aa aa aa
mat samjho kam
mat samjho kam
mit jaayenge duniyaa ke gham
duniya ke gham
ho bolo shiv shiv shambhu
bam bam bam
bolo shiv shiv shambhu
bam bam bam
ho bolo shiv shiv shambhu
bam bam bam

ho bolo shiv shiv shambhu
bam bam bam
bolo shiv shiv shambhu
bam bam bam
ho bolo shiv shiv shambhu
bam bam bam
ho bolo shiv shiv shambhu
bam bam bam
ho bolo shiv shiv shambhu
bam bam bam
ho bolo shiv shiv shambhu
bam bam bam
ho bolo shiv shiv shambhu
bam bam bam
ho bam bam bam
bam bam bam
bolo shiv shiv shambhu
bam bam bam
bolo shiv shiv shambhu
bam bam bam

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Devnagri script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

बोलो शिव शिव शम्भू
बम बम बम

बोलो शिव शिव शम्भू
बम बम बम
बोलो शिव शिव शम्भू
बम बम बम

हो बोलो शिव शिव शम्भू
बम बम बम
बोलो शिव शिव शम्भू
बम बम बम

अरे गाओ रे ए ए ए
ये नाम हरदम
ये नाम हरदम
जब तक है ए
भाई दम में दम
भाई दम में दम
हो बोलो शिव शिव शम्भू
बम बम बम
हो बोलो शिव शिव शम्भू
बम बम बम
बोलो शिव शिव शम्भू
बम बम बम

हे प्रलयंकर
भीम भयंकर
हे प्रभुशंकर स्वामी ई
हे प्रभुशंकर स्वामी ई
हे विश्वेश्वर
हे परमेश्वर
इश्वर अन्तर्यामी ई
इश्वर अन्तर्यामी ई
ये धुन है ए ए ए
उत्तम अनुपम
उत्तम अनुपम
सारे जग के
यही पिता परम
यही पिता परम
हो बोलो शिव शिव शम्भू
बम बम बम
बोलो शिव शिव शम्भू
बम बम बम
बोलो शिव शिव शम्भू
बम बम बम

शिव अकाम है
दया धाम है
शिव का नाम है संयम
शिव का नाम है संयम
शिवजी है मुक्ति
शिवजी है शक्ति
शिवजी है भक्ति का संगम
शिवजी है भक्ति का संगम
शिव महिमा आ आ आ
मत समझो कम
मत समझो कम
मिट जायेंगे दुनिया के ग़म
दुनिया के ग़म
हो बोलो शिव शिव शम्भू
बम बम बम
बोलो शिव शिव शम्भू
बम बम बम
हो बोलो शिव शिव शम्भू
बम बम बम

हो बोलो शिव शिव शम्भू
बम बम बम
बोलो शिव शिव शम्भू
बम बम बम
हो बोलो शिव शिव शम्भू
बम बम बम
हो बोलो शिव शिव शम्भू
बम बम बम
बोलो शिव शिव शम्भू
बम बम बम
हो बोलो शिव शिव शम्भू
बम बम बम
हो बोलो शिव शिव शम्भू
बम बम बम

हो बम बम बम
बम बम बम
बोलो शिव शिव शम्भू
बम बम बम
बोलो शिव शिव शम्भू
बम बम बम


This article is written by Peevesie’s Mom, 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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Hullo Atuldom

This is an attempt to remember two legends of Bollywood with one post.

On reviewing the “anniversaries page” of the blog I found an opportunity to introduce the qawwali song from a 1982 released (exact date being 27/05/1982 meaning the movie is 38 years old), Raj Kumar Kohli produced and directed, multi starrer “Badle Ki Aag” (Flames of Revenge).

The recent stay-at-home gave me the time to sit through this movie. It is a very typical, simple, regular story with a slight twist.

There is a family of father (Kadar Khan), mother (Nirupa Roy), two sons and a daughter. The father in his greed for wealth wipes out his partner’s family but the children of this family escape the mass-murder. Nirupa Roy gets separated from her sons in the course of walking out on her cruel greedy husband. She has her daughter with her. The sons grow up to be dacoits Shera (Dharmendra) and Lakhan (Sunil Dutt) and daughter (Sarika) an aspiring lawyer whose education is funded by Lakhan who has kept in touch with the mother and sister. Lakhan is a do-gooder daku where as Shera is ruthless.

Meanwhile the daughter (Reena Roy) of the affected family has been brought up in a kotha and nurses a desire to revenge her families misfortune. Her brother (Rajeev Anand who was seen in about 5 movies after which he turned producer) grows up to be a cop. There is one more important character in the whole setup- Inspector Amar Verma (Jeetendra) who is the son of Mohanlal Verma (Madan Puri) who is constantly tormented by Shera and Lakhan. Now here is the promised twist- at different times Geeta (Reena Roy) the dancer has had interaction with the three heroes and all of them have developed feelings for her. But she loves the Inspector who has seen her at different times with the other two and misunderstands her. Isn’t that a different kind of love-story. Here I should mention the existence of Bijli (Smita Patil) who loves Shera. Hope the readers have got confused about the very regular story that this movie had. The movie was a success at the Box-Office what with so many stars.

Today’s songs has the three heroes disguised as Qawwals at Janakidas’s son’s wedding. We have Smita Patil dancing around. Here I must admit that this post reminded me of this Qawwali sung by Kishore Kumar, Mahendra Kapoor and Suresh Wadkar. It had music by Laxmikant- Pyarelal and had lyrics by Verma Malik.

Small thoughts after seeing the song on repeat for writing this post- (1) Sunil Dutt and Jeetendra are jumping around and Dharmendra stays put on his mat. (2) Looks like this is the only time when Smita Patil has shared screen time with Jeetendra.

With this song we remember Sunil Dutt and Laxmikant Shantaram Kudalkar on their anniversaries.

Video

Audio

Song-Main jis mehfil mein aata hoon (Badle Ki Aag)(1982) singers-Kishore Kumar, Mahendra Kapoor, Suresh Wadkar, Lyrics-Verma Malik, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal
All

Lyrics

ho ho ho
ho o ho
ho ho ho ho
ho o ho
main jis mehfil mein aata hoon
main jis mehfil mein aata hoon
main jis mehfil mein aata hoon
main jis mehfil mein aata hoon
main jis mehfil mein aata hoon
aata hoon aata hoon aata hoon
jo chaahta hoon
le jaata hoon
jo chaahta hoon
le jaata hoon
main jis mehfil mein aata hoon
jo chaahta hoon
le jaata hoon

main woh bala hoon
main woh bala hoon
jis se khudaayi darr gayi
main woh bala hoon
jis se khudaayi darr gayi
maut se takkar huyi toh maut tauba kar gayi
tauba tauba tauba
main jis mehfil mein aata hoon
jo chaahta hoon
le jaata hoon
main jis mehfil mein aata hoon
jo chaahta hoon
le jaata hoon

duniya ka iss mutthi mein aaghaaz hai anjaam hai
duniya ka iss mutthi mein aaghaaz hai anjaam hai
aur khuda ke baad har ek
leta mera naam hai
naam hai naam hai
main jis mehfil mein aata hoon
jo chaahta hoon
le jaata hoon

main kya hoooon
main kya hoon
aur kaun hoon tum jaante nahin
main kya hoon aur kaun hoon
tum jaante nahin
donon ka malkul(?) maut hoon pehchaante nahin
main maut se bhi lad jaata hoon

main maut se bhi lad jata hoon
main maut se bhi lad jsata hoon
hoon hoon hoon hoon hoon
jo chaahta hoon le jaata hoon
jo chaahta hoon le jaata hoon
main jis mehfil mein aata hoon
jo chaahta hoon le jaata hoon

main woh azeem hasti hoon
jise waqt na mita sake
arre main woh azeem hasti hoon
jise waqt na mita sake
na aandhi hi uda sake
na shola hi jalaa sake

bandook se jo baat kare
main us nasal ka khoon hoon
jo dushmanon ko kuchal de
main aisa ek janoon hoon
zaalimon aur baaghiyon qaatil luteron ke liye ae
zaalimon aur baaghiyon qaatil luteron ke liye ae
main khud hi toh insaaf hoon
main khud hi ek kaanoon hoon
kanoon se main takraata hoon

kanoon se main takraata hoon
kanoon se main takrata hoon
hoon hoon hoon hoon hoon
jo chaahta hoon le jaata hoon
jo chaahta hoon le jaata hoon
main jis mehfil mein aata hoon
jo chaahta hoon le jaata hoon

zulm hoon aur andher hoon main haan
aur jangal ka sher hoon main haan
ser pe sawa ser hoon main haan haan
tujh mein itna josh nahin
arre tujh ko apna hosh nahin
main bhi toh khaamosh nahin
fitna aur fasaad hoon main
tere liye jallaad hoon main
donon ka ustaad hoon main
fitna aur fasaad hoon main
tere liye jallaad hoon main
donon ka ustaad hoon main
haan haan haan haan
main jis mehfil mein aata hoon
jo chaahta hoon
le jaata hoon
main jis mehfil mein aata hoon
jo chaahta hoon
le jaata hoon
main jis mehfil mein aata hoon
jo chaahta hoon le jaata hoon


This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, a fellow enthusaist 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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4323 Post No. : 15613

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2010-2020) – Song No. 30
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Today’s movie eligible for ‘Blog Ten Years Challenge’ is “Ek Sholaa-1958”.

‘Ek Sholaa-1958’ was directed by Chander Saigal for ‘Deep & Pradeep Productions, Bombay’. Deep Khosla and Pradeep Kumar were the producers of this movie and that is why the name ‘Deep and Pradeep Productions’.

It had Pradeep Kumar, Mala Sinha, Nazeer Hussain, Jawahar Kaul, Dhumal, Tuntun, Baby Naaz, Baby Ashwini, S.K. Prem, Deep Khosla, Leela Mishra, Shobha Khote, Rajan Kapoor, Jamila, Kathana, Visheshar, Indra, Ranjana Shukla, Ravi Tandon, Kamaldeep, Gopal Vashisht and others.

This movie had total eight songs in it including one two-part song. Music for this movie was composed by Madan Mohan whereas Majrooh Sultanpuri wrote the lyrics for all songs in this movie.

Asha Bhonsle, Mahendra Kapoor, Mohd Rafi and Geeta Dutt had given their voices to the songs in this movie.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 28.11.1958.

So far, the following four songs from this movie have been posted on the blog;

Song Posted On
Ham kaalaa tum white 19.05.2010
Kahin chal na de raat kaa kyaa thikaanaa 18.08.2010
Maalik main poochhtaa hoon mujhe tu jawaab de 18.09.2013
Chanda se bhi payara hai, ankhiyon ka taaraa hai 01.01.2019

Ten years back on 19.05.2010 the following movies were represented on the blog including a song from the today’s movie.

Song Movie title-Year Remarks
Ham kaalaa tum white Ek Sholaa-1958 04 of 08 songs posted
Abhi to main jawaan hoon Afsaanaa-1951 All songs covered

Today’s song is the two-part song from this movie where the first part is sung by Asha Bhonsle, Mahendra Kapoor and chorus while the second part is sung by Asha Bhonsle and chorus. Mala Sinha and Pradeep Kumar are visible in the first part of the picturisation.

Lyrics for today’s song were sent by Prakashchandra.

Let us now enjoy the today’s song,

Video (Both parts)

Audio (Part I)

Audio (Part II)

Song-Jhoom ke man matwaala chala (Ek Shola)(1958) Singers-Asha Bhonsle, Mahendra Kapoor, Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD-Madan Mohan
Both
chorus

Lyrics Provided by Prakashchandra)
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(Part-1)
Asha Bhonsle-Mahendra Kapoor duet
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mujhe pyaar ki lagan
mujhe pyaar ki lagan
sachche pyaar binaa hai jeevan
ek soona saa ban
mujhe pyaar ki lagan
mujhe pyaar ki lagan

(laughing sound)

laut jaa…aa
laut jaa
khudgarz hai jahaan
uss mein ulfat kahaan
aaye iss raah mein
kitne hi kaarwaan
lut gaye ishq mein
Laila Majnoo yahaan
Heer Raanjhaa baney
dard ki dastaan
khudgarz hai jahaan
uss mein ulfat kahaan
laut jaa…aa
laut jaa aa

dil teri dhamkiyon se na ghabraayegaa
hai jo sachchi lagan
pyaar mein gaayegaa
hai jo sachchi lagan
pyaar mein gaayegaa

(laughing sound)

haaaa…aaa….aaaaa
haaa…..aaaaaaa

aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
ho o o
ho o o
ho o o

sun fasaanaa kisi bekaraar ka aa
sun fasaanaa kisi bekaraar ka aa
ek deewaana huaa ?? pyaar ka
sun fasaanaa kisi bekaraar ka aa

khaaq mein kho gayin saari hasratein
kaarwaan lut gayaa intezaar ka
sun fasaanaa kisi bekaraar ka
sun fasaanaa kisi bekaraar ka

kaam aayin naa apni fariyaadein aen aen aen aen
ummeed bharaa dil toot gayaa aa aa aa aa aa

duniyaa ke sitam kyaa aa aa batlaayen aen
ham ko to zamaanaa loot gayaa…aa aa aa
hum ko to zamaanaa loot gayaa

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(Part-2)
Asha Bhonsle solo
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aaaa…aaaa…. aaaaa
aaaa…aaaa…. aaaaa
aaaa…aaaa…. aaaaa
aaaa…aaaa…. aaaaa

jhoom ke mann matwaala mera
pyaar ki raahon mein chalaa aa aa
jhoom ke mann matwaala mera
pyaar ki raahon mein chalaa aa aa

aaaa…aaaa…. aaaaa
aaaa…aaaa…. aaaaa
aaaa…aaaa…. aaaaa
aaaa…aaaa…. aaaaa
aaaa…aaaa…. aaaaa
aaaa…aaaa…. aaaaa

kuchh bhi na sochaa chal hi diye
pyaar ka lab pe naam liye ae
kuchh bhi na sochaa chal h e
pyaar ka lab pe naam liye ae
ruk si gayi toofaani hawaa aa aa
jaltey gaye raahon mein diye
gul se khiley ae
qadam ke taley
rut ka rang badlaa aa
jhoom ke mann matwaala mera
pyaar ki raahon mein chalaa …aa
aaaa…aaaa…. aaaaa
aaaa…aaaa…. aaaaa
aaaa…aaaa…. aaaaa
aaaa…aaaa…. aaaaa
aaaa…aaaa…. aaaaa
aaaa…aaaa…. aaaaa
aaaa…aaaa…. aaaaa
aaaa…aaaa…. aaaaa

mauj hawaa aakaash zameen
kaun nashe mein choor nahin
mauj hawaa aakaash zameen
kaun nashe mein choor nahin
aaj iraada hai ke chalen ae ae
manzil se bhi door kahin
chal pada dil
machal pada dil
ab ruke meri balaa
jhoom ke mann matwaala mera
pyaar ki raahon mein chalaa aa aa
jhoom ke mann matwaala mera
pyaar ki raahon mein chalaa aa aa


This article is written by Sudhir, 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 :

4310 Post No. : 15587

Maangne Se Jo Maut Mil Jaati
Kaun Jeeta Is Zamaane Mein

Lata ji’s voice is so truly a match for the sadness oozing from this song, that seems to be so steeped in dejection and sorrow. The film – ‘Sunehre Kadam’ – the last one in Hindi cinema that he composed for in 1966. And as if this expression was not adequate, the film also has another equally melancholic song to match the depths of misery – “Na Baaz Aayaa Muqaddar Mujhe Mitaane Se”.

Bulo C Rani – music director, whose talent was never in question, and yet, in his career he stayed forever, in the sidelines and under the shadows of the bigger names in film. We celebrate his 99th anniversary of birth today, 6th May.

He was born this day in the year 1921, in Hyderabad, Sindh (now in Pakistan). As is with so many of the other lesser known artists of that era, practically no biographic information is documented. His father was a well known musician in his time. Bulo himself was a good singer and used to sing sufi kalaam, especially that of Abdul Shah Lateef. His love for music brought him to Lahore. He was just 21 at that time.

The shooting and processing of the film ‘Khandaan’ (1942) was in progress. Bulo met with Ghulam Haider, but did not get much attention from him. Then he also chanced to meet with DN Madhok, and a very good friendship came about. Madhok Sb got the young Bulo to travel with him to Bombay (now Mumbai). Once there, Madhok Sb got the young musician introduced into the world of Ranjeet Studios in the music department. He assisted Khemchand Prakash and Gyan Dutt in films like ‘Chandni’ (1942), ‘Sukh Dukh’ (1942), ‘Tansen’ (1943),  ‘Shahenshah Babar’ (1944) etc. In 1943 itself, his name appears for the first time in credits as a music director. He shares the music direction work with Gyan Dutt, for the film ‘Paighaan’ (1943). This is followed by a full independent responsibility for music direction, for the film ‘Caravan’ (1944).

Besides shaping up as a music director, the young Bulo was also singing. In his own films and also in films under the music direction of Khemchand Prakash and Gyan Dutt. He sang under the name of Bhola. Now that I read this name, I am wondering, whether the first name ‘Bulo’ is a variation on the name ‘Bhola’ that he used as a singer, and whether that his real first name was Bhola or Bhola-something.

With ‘Paighaam’ starts a journey of about two and a half decades during which he has given music to a little less than 600 songs in 68 or so films.

An interesting side note here. In the 1958 film ‘Al Hilal’, Bulo C created an iconic qawwaali of gigantic and everlasting popularity – “Hamen To Loot Liya Mil Ke Husn Waalon Ne”. After that, he tried to recreate the same magic in practically every alternate film that he did in the next 7 to 8 years. One qawwali by him appears in the films ‘Tin Tin Tin’ (1959), ‘Black Tiger’ (1960) , ‘Pedro’ (1960), ‘Anarbaala’ (1961), ‘Room No. 17’ (1961), ‘Jaadu Mahal’ (1962), ‘Madame Zorro’ (1962), ‘Magic Box’ (1963), ‘Haqdaar’ (1964) and ‘Son Of Hatitai’ (1965). The tone of the qawwaalis is almost similar to the iconic qawwaali of ‘Al Hilal’. But alas, none of the later qawwaalis made any lasting impression.

After the mid 1960s, no more work came his way. The mood of the Hindi film music was under transition, and like a few other music directors, he slowly faded from the memory – both of the listening public and of the film producer fraternity, He did work on some Sindhi films, and started giving coaching classes for music. Forgotten by the industry and his friends, he descended into depression in his later years. The dejection in life came to such an extreme that he eventually ended his own life (May 24, 1993). That he could not get by asking, he snatched it for himself –

maangne se to nahin mili to badh ke khud hi chheen li
jeena nahin tha aur is zamaane mein

The song presented today is quite uncharacteristic in style. This sounds more like an OP Nayyar-ish melody than a Bulo C Rani tune. The film is ‘Black Tiger’ from 1960. The film is produced by MH Doctor under the banner of Highway Pictures, Bombay and is directed by Akku. It is a stunt film with the star cast listed as Nadira, Azad, Sheikh, Ram Raseela, Habeeb, Jilani, Heera Sawant, Najma, Charanjeet, Arvind Kumar, Malik, Maqbool, Kedar, Gulab, Daatu, Sadhna, and Belan etc. Hmm, it is interesting to note – Nadira appearing in the female lead role in a stunt film in 1960. That is if she is the same Nadira that we are familiar with. I request other knowledgeable readers and friends to please add more information about this.

The film has 6 songs. 5 of them are written by Saba Afghani and the sixth one is by Tabish Kanpuri. This song is from the pen of Saba Afghani. The singing voices are of Geeta Dutt and Mahendra Kapoor. A delightful song of romantic exchange that has a very pleasing sound.

Listen and enjoy.

Song – O Parwaana, Kehta Hai Kya Afsaana  (Black Tiger) (1960) Singer – Geeta Dutt, Mahendra Kapoor, Lyrics – Saba Afghani, MD – Pt Shivram
Geeta Dutt + Mahendra Kapoor

Lyrics

o parwaana
kehta hai kya afsaana
zara tum bhi kaho ji
o deewaana
laaya hai dil nazraana
zara suno suno ji
o parwaana
kehta hai kya afsaana
zara tum bhi kaho ji

ye mausam
ye raaten
ye baaten khoyi khoyi
ye masti
ye shokhi
dil kaise bachaaye koi
ye mausam
ye raaten
ye baaten khoyi khoyi
ye masti
ye shokhi
dil kaise bachaaye koi
oo oo meri adaayen
khaali na jaayen
meri adaayen. . .
khaali na jaayen
jo bhi mujhse aankh milaaye
aahen bhare
o chhalkaana
in nazron ka paimaana
zara suno suno ji
o parwaana
kehta hai kya afsaana
zara tum bhi kaho ji

khul jaayen
ye zulfen
to mehfil ko mehka den
utth jaayen
ye nazren
to duniya ko behka den
khul jaayen
ye zulfen
to mehfil ko mehka den
utth jaayen
ye nazren
to duniya ko behka den
oo oo kaali ghataayen
jhoom ke aayen
kaali ghataayen. . .
jhoom ke aayen
saawan ki rut
nacche chham chham
aage tere
pehchaana
kyun kaisa hai nishaana
zara tum bhi kaho ji
o deewaana
laaya hai dil nazraana
zara suno suno ji

sarkaa doon
main aanchal
to chanda bhi sharmaaye
kaliyon ka
dil dhadke
phoolon ko paseena aaye
sarkaa doon
main aanchal
to chanda bhi sharmaaye
kaliyon ka
dil dhadke
phoolon ko paseena aaye
ho oo dil mein samaaye
mast banaaye
dil mein samaaye. . .
mast banaaye
honth gulaabi
nain raseele
jaadu bhare
ye maana
tumhaara hai zamaana
zara suno suno ji
o parwaana
kehta hai kya afsaana
zara tum bhi kaho ji
arre deewaana
laaya hai dil nazraana
zara suno suno ji

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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ओ परवाना
कहता है क्या अफसाना
ज़रा तुम भी कहो जी
ओ दीवाना
लाया है दिल नज़राना
ज़रा सुनो सुनो जी
ओ परवाना
कहता है क्या अफसाना
ज़रा तुम भी कहो जी

ये मौसम
ये रातें
ये बातें खोई खोई
ये मस्ती
ये शोख़ी
दिल कैसे बचाए कोई
ये मौसम
ये रातें
ये बातें खोई खोई
ये मस्ती
ये शोख़ी
दिल कैसे बचाए कोई
ओ ओ मेरी अदाएं
खाली ना जाएँ
मेरी अदाएं॰ ॰ ॰
खाली ना जाएँ
जो भी मुझसे आंख मिलाए
आहें भरे
ओ छलकाना
इन नज़रों का पैमाना
ज़रा सुनो सुनो जी
ओ परवाना
कहता है क्या अफसाना
ज़रा तुम भी कहो जी

खुल जाएँ
ये ज़ुल्फें
तो महफिल को महका दें
उठ जाएँ
ये नज़रें
तो दुनिया को बहका दें
खुल जाएँ
ये ज़ुल्फें
तो महफिल को महका दें
उठ जाएँ
ये नज़रें
तो दुनिया को बहका दें
ओ ओ काली घटाएँ’
झूम के आयें
काली घटाएँ॰ ॰ ॰
झूम के आयें
सावन की रुत
नाचे छम छम
आगे तेरे
पहचाना
क्यों कैसा है निशाना
ज़रा तुम भी कहो जी
ओ दीवाना
लाया है दिल नज़राना
ज़रा सुनो सुनो जी

सरका दूँ
मैं आँचल
तो चंदा भी शरमाये
कलियों का
दिल धड़के
फूलों को पसीना आए
सरका दूँ
मैं आँचल
तो चंदा भी शरमाये
कलियों का
दिल धड़के
फूलों को पसीना आए
ओ ओ दिल में समाये
मस्त बनाए
दिल में समाये॰ ॰ ॰
मस्त बनाए
होंठ गुलाबी
नैन रसीले
जादू भरे
ये माना
तुम्हारा है ज़माना
ज़रा सुनो सुनो जी
ओ परवाना
कहता है क्या अफसाना
ज़रा तुम भी कहो जी
अरे दीवाना
लाया है दिल नज़राना
ज़रा सुनो सुनो जी


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Blog Day?:

4308 Post No. : 15581

“Chhattees Ghante”(1974) was produced and directed by Raj Tilak for Tilak movies private Limited, Bombay. The movie had Sunil Dutt, Mala Sinha, Raj Kumar, Parveen Babi, Iftekhar, Ashoo, Ramesh Deo, Danny Denzongpa, Alankar Joshi, Sonia Sahni, Jagdish Raaj, Deven Verma, Urmila Bhatt, Madan Puri etc in it.

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

Here is the third song from “Chhattees Ghante”(1974) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Mahendra Kapoor and Asha Bhonsle. Sahir Ludhianvi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Sapan Chakravorty.

The song is picturised as a Lord Ram bhajan. The picturisation shows Raj Kumar and Mala Sinha singing this bhajan. Master Alankar joshi, late for the bhajan by a few seconds, is hesitant to join his parents. Mala Sinha does not frown and gives him a pat assuring him that he may take his seat. And who is the lady seated behind them, devotedly joining her hands together. She is Parveen Babi.

It is rather unusual to see Raj Kumar and Parveen Babi, and also Mala Sinha to some extent, singing a bhajan. So that way, this song is a special song. 🙂

The picturisation also shows Ranjeet, trying to enter the house stealthily. So, unlike the other characters, he sticks faithfully to his reputation Hindi movies.

It is quite a nice and soothing song to listen to, especially in the morning. I listened to this song for the first time this morning, some 46 years after this song was created. 🙂


Song – Teen lok par raaj tihaara (Chhattes Ghante) (1974) Singers – Mahendra Kapoor, Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics – Sahir Ludhianvi, MD – Sapan Chakravorthy
Mahendra Kapoor + Asha Bhosle

Lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

teen lok par raaj tihaara
chaar khoont tora dhaam re ae
tu jo kare so hoye
tujh sa na dooja koye
rakhiyo najar shri Raam re
rakhiyo najar shri Raam re
teen lok par raaj tihaara
char khoont tora dhaam re
tu jo kare so hoye
tujh sa na dooja koye
rakhiyo najar shri Raam re
rakhiyo najar shri Raam re

prabhu tumhre haath hazaar
sada rakhiyo laaj hamaar
prabhu tumhre haath hazaar
sada rakhiyo laaj hamaar
o o

tum ho jagat ke swaami
hum hain moorakh agyaani
girne lage to leejo thhaam re ae
rakhiyo najar shri Raam re

tori rachna sab sansaar
tori leela aprampaar

tori rachna sab sansaar
tori leela aprampaar
o o
sankat ko taale tu hi
doobe ubhhaare tu hi
dukh bhanjan tero naam re ae
rakhiyo najar shri Raam re
teen lok par raaj tihaara
chaar khoont tora dhaam re
tu jo kare so hoye
tujh sa na dooja koye
rakhiyo najar shri Raam re
rakhiyo najar shri Raam re

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Devnagri Script Lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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तीन लोक पर राज तिहारा
चार खूंट तोरा धाम रे
तू जो करे सो होए
तुझसा न दूजा कोए
रखियो नज़र श्री राम रे ए
रखियो नज़र श्री राम रे

तीन लोक पर राज तिहारा

चार खूंट तोरा धाम रे
तू जो करे सो होए
तुझसा न दूजा कोए
रखियो नज़र श्री राम रे ए
रखियो नज़र श्री राम रे

प्रभु तुमरे हाथ हज़ार
सदा रखियों ओ लाज हमार
प्रभु तुमरे हाथ हज़ार
सदा रखियो ओ लाज हमार
ओ ओ
तुम हो जगत के स्वामी
हम है मुरख अज्ञानी
गिरने लगे तो लीजो थाम रे ए
रखियो नज़र श्री राम रे

तोरी रचना सब संसार
तोरी लीला अपरमपार
तोरी रचना सब संसार
तोरी लीला आ अपरमपार
ओ ओ
संकट कों टाले तू ही
डूबे उभारे तू ही
दुःख भंजन तेरो नाम रे ए
रखियो नज़र श्री राम रे

तीन लोक पर राज तिहारा
चार खूंट तोरा धाम रे
तू जो करे सो होए
तुझसा न दूजा कोए
रखियो नज़र श्री राम रे ए
रखियो नज़र श्री राम रे


This article is written by Sudhir, 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.

Blog Day :

4296 Post No. : 15551

sone ko ham kalandar
aate hain bori bandar. . .

Yes, one of the very well known landmarks of Bombay (now Mumbai). And a very historic landmark at that. A lot has changed over the decades, but let us talk about the origins first.

As I searched for the meaning of the word Bori Bunder, I came across the following definition – a storage house for sacks; translating ‘bori’ as the sack made from jute thread, and ‘bunder’ identified as a variation of ‘bhandaar’ i.e. a storage house. This latter meaning is incorrect in my opinion. Some people who want to populate the Wikipedia and write with a modern mindset, probably are not aware that there are things called dictionaries for Hindi also. A quick check shows that ‘bunder’ (बंदर) is short form of ‘bundergaah’ (बन्दरगाह) which means a seaport, where ships come and stay for some time.

So anyways, coming back to the original thread. The claim for fame for Bori Bunder is that it is the first railway station built in India, and from where the first passenger train service was started on 16th April, 1853. This last Thursday, 16th April, the country celebrated the 167th anniversary or let us say, birthday of the Indian Railways as an organization. This post has been in the making good part of the past week. And so belated wishes to all, and especially to our fearless leader. 🙂

Yes, a lot has changed since that fateful date in 1853. The original Bori Bunder station was rebuilt in a much larger format. The construction started in 1878 by a railway company founded in London – Great Indian Peninsula Railway and it took 9 years for the work to complete on this magnificent Gothic style buiding. In 1888 It was inaugurated as, to honor the milestone of 50 years of the reign of Queent Victoria, the then monarch of England. The initials VT (for Victoria Terminus) are still in widespread use in the local parlance in Bombay. Then, more than a century later, in 1996, the then current state government in Maharashtra renamed this iconic heritage site as Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, in the honor of the valiant Maratha leader and king Chhatrapati Shivaji, who established the Maratha Empire.

Ah but, I digress again. Let’s get back to the original thread. April 16th. The year is 1853. The first war of Independence (1857) is still four years hence. Time is 3.30 pm in the afternoon. A train waits on the Bori Bunder station – the boiler all steamed up, the smoke from the coal fires in the heart of the rising from the chimney of the locomotive, a band all ready to pom-pom, and a row of 21 cannons all set for the firing salute. The bands start to play. The 21 gun salute is initiated. There is a hurrah – approx 400 passengers on the train and an equal or more number on the platform. At 3.35, the crankshaft starts to chug, the train starts to move slowly, and picking up speed, slithers out of the station, all 14 carriages of it. The destination – a small town named Tanna, a distance of 21 miles north east from Bori Bunder. The train left at a fair clip of about 20 miles per hour, and completed the journey in just about one hour plus. And the history was recorded – that the first rail service in India, which carried passengers. Certainly a very significant red letter day in the history of India.

As I said, lot has changed. So has Tanna – it is now called Thane.

So, I did mention ‘passenger rail service’. Yes, the train tracks have been around in India since as early as 1835. Prior to the 1853 trip, all the train projects in India were related to haulage of construction material, timber and goods etc. Many of these earlier rail services were not even driven by locomotives, but in some places by horses, and even men. I garnered and edited the below summary from www.irfca.org which is the official website of the Indian Railways Fan Club – Ah yes we do have a fan club for railways – it was news to me too. 🙂

1832 First proposal for a railway in India, in Madras. This remained a dream on paper.
1835-1836 A short experimental railway line is constructed at Chintadripet, near Madras, which later became the Red Hill Railroad.
1837 The first operational railway in India – the Red Hill Railroad near Madras, used for transporting granite stone.
1838 Likely date of first locomotive built in India – an Avery design rotary engine built for the Red Hill Railroad.
1840s Various proposals for railways in India, especially around Calcutta (EIR) and Bombay (GIPR).
1844 R MacDonald Stephenson’s “Report upon the Practicability and Advantages of the Introduction of Railways into British India” is published.
1845 A railway is in operation near Rajahmundry for conveying construction material and stone for irrigation works and a dam across the Godavari.
Survey work carried out for Bombay-Kalyan line and an extension up the Malay Ghat for proposed connections to Khandwa and Pune.
May 8: Madras Railway Company is formed.
East India Railway company is formed.
1849 Great Indian Peninsular Railway incorporated by an Act of Parliament.
1851 Locomotive Thomason is used for construction work in Roorkee, beginning on December 22. Construction begins of an “experimental” section of track (Howrah-Rajmahal) for the proposed Calcutta-Delhi link via Mirzapur (EIR).
1852 Construction of a line out of Bombay begins, and a locomotive, Falkland, begins shunting operations on February 23. The line is ready by November, and on the 18th of November, a trial run of the Bombay-Thane trip (35 km) is held. (Some accounts suggest another locomotive, Vulcan might have also been used for shunting operations here.)
The Madras Guaranteed Railway Company is formed.
1853 On April 16th, at 3:35pm, the first train in India leaves Bombay for Thane (see above for details). Initial scheduled services consist of two trains each way between Bombay and Thane and later Bombay and Mahim via Dadar.
Madras Railway incorporated; work begins on Madras-Arcot line.
1854 On August 15th, the first passenger train in the eastern section is operated, from Howrah to Hoogly (24 miles). The section is soon extended to Pundooah. Howrah station at the time is simply a tin shed with a small booking office, and a single narrow platform.
By May, GIPR Bombay-Thane line is extended to Kalyan and is a double tracked line; inaugurated by Lord Elphinstone. Dapoorie viaduct is completed.
GIPR opens its first workshops at Byculla.
Stations are classified into 4 groups on some railways, according to traffic and the proportion of European and Indian passengers.
1855 BB&CI Railway incorporated, and begins work on a Surat-Baroda line.
Thane-Kalyan line extended to Vasind on the north-east.
February 3: EIR’s “experimental” track for a Calcutta-Delhi route now consists of a Howrah to Raneegunje (Raniganj, collieries near Asansol) section of 121 miles.
August: EIR 21 and 22 (‘Express’ and ‘Fairy Queen’) begin work. The Fairy Queen is still working!
HMS Goodwin carrying railway carriages for East Indian Railway Co. sinks. Another ship carrying a locomotive is mis-routed to Australia.
1856 Royapuram – Wallajah Road line constructed by the Madras Railway Company
Jul 1: The first train service in the south begins, from Royapuram / Veyasarapady (Madras) to Wallajah Road (Arcot) (approx. 100km) by the Madras Railway Company.
A combined Loco, Carriage and Wagon Workshop is set up by the Madras Guaranteed Rly. (later part of the MSMR) at Perambur, near Madras, later to become the Carriage and Wagon Workshops of SR (and the Loco Workshops at Perambur).
Sind (later Sind, Punjab and Delhi) Railway is formed, a guaranteed railway.
GIPR line extended to Khopoli via Palasdhari on the south-east. Regular services are now run from Mumbai to Vasind and from Mumbai to Khopoli. Stations opened at Dadar, Kurla, Titwala, Badlapur, and Neral.
1858 Eastern Bengal Railway and the Great Southern of India formed (guaranteed railways).
June 14: Khandala-Pune section of GIPR open to traffic. The 21km gap over the Bhore ghat (Karjat – Khandala) is crossed by palanquin, horses, or on foot. In some cases the passenger cars were also carried over each way.
1859 On March 3rd, the first train in the north was operated, from Allahabad to Kanpur (180km).
BBCI Railway obtains permission to extend its lines southwards from Surat, and opens its Grant Road terminus for its proposed line from Surat.
Eastern Bengal Railway begins construction on Calcutta-Kushtia line (175km).
Calcutta and South-Eastern Railway formed, with 5% guarantee from the government.
1860 Bhusawal station set up by GIPR.
Vasind-Asangaon line opened.
1861-65 Several (about a dozen) railway companies are incorporated.
Various early experiments with providing passenger amenities such as toilets, lights, etc. These naturally tended to be introduced first in the First Class carriages and only later in the lower classes of accommodation.
Sind and Punjab Railway is engaged in construction of a northward line from Karachi, a Lahore-Multan line, and a Lahore-Delhi line.
Kanpur-Etawah section opened.
1861 Madras Railway’s trunk route from Madras extended to Beypur / Kadalundi (near Calicut). Work begins on a north-western branch out of Arakkonam.
Great Southern Railway of India completes 125km BG line between Nagapatnam and Trichinopoly. (Some sources suggest the line was till Tanjore, and extended to Trichinopoly by March 1862.)
Churchgate station opened by BBCI Railway as its new terminus for Bombay.
January 1: GIPR’s Kasara line opens (extended from Asangaon).
May 13: Karachi-Kotri section of the Scinde Rly. opens to public traffic, the first section in the region that would later become Pakistan.
1862 Feb. 8: Jamalpur Loco Works established.
Khanderao, the Gaekwar of Baroda, opens 8 miles of an NG railway line from Dabhoi towards Miyagam. Oxen were used as the motive power!
EIR’s Delhi-Calcutta route progresses as far as the west bank of the Yamuna, via Mughalsarai. Sahibganj Loop.
Sealdah station commissioned.
Bhore ghat incline constructed, connecting Palasdhari to Khandala.
November: EBR’s Calcutta-Kushtia line open for traffic.
Calcutta and South-Eastern Railway’s 45km line from Calcutta to Port Canning is constructed.
Amritsar-Attari section completed on the route to Lahore.
The Indian Branch Railway Co. formed to construct short branches and feeder lines in northern India, with a 20-year subsidy but no guarantee.
The Indian Tramway Co. is formed for building short lines around Madras, also with a 20-year subsidy. This suffered losses later, was reorganized to become the Carnatic Railway and finally was taken over by the South Indian Railway.
Two-tier seating is introduced in Third Class (on EIR, GIPR, etc.) as a measure to alleviate overcrowding. A typical coach carries 50 passengers on the lower seats, and 70 on the upper level, nearly doubling the capacity of the already overcrowded third-class coaches. These were the first double-decker coaches to be used in India, and perhaps in the world (?).
Madras Railway extends its lines to Renigunta.
GSIR’s Nagapatnam – Trichinopoly line opened to traffic.
1863 May 14: GIPR line from Bombay across the Bhore Ghat to Pune constructed.
BB&CI Railway completes Surat-Baroda-Ahmedabad line.
EIR completes Arrah bridge over the Sone.
Port Canning – Mutlah line opened by the Calcutta & South-Eastern R Railway.
Nalhati – Azimganj 4′ gauge line built by the Indian Branch Railway Co.
First luxury carriage in India is built for the Governor of Bombay.
1864 August 1: First train into Delhi. Through trains run between Delhi and Calcutta; coaches are ferried on boats across the river at Allahabad.
Bombay-Surat line completed by BB&CI Railway.
Jolarpettai – Bangalore Cantt. branch added by Madras Railway; Bangalore Mail begins running.
First proposals for (horse-drawn) trams in Bombay.
1865 Sind and Punjab Railway’s Multan-Lahore-Amritsar line is completed. Works begins on line from Delhi to Amritsar.
BB&CI completes Bombay-Ahmedabad rail link.
Yamuna bridge at Allahabad opened, allowing EIR trains to cross over without using ferries.
Arakkonam-Conjeevaram 3’6″ line built by the Indian Tramways Co.
Kasara line extended to Igatpuri over the Thull (Thall) ghat.
GIPR timetables show ‘local trains’ separately for the first time. These are in the sections to Mahim and Kalyan.
Alambagh Workshops set up by the Oudh and Rohilkhand Rly. (formerly the Indian Branch Rly. Co.).
Howrah station gets a second platform.
1866 Railway Branch formed in Central Public Works Department.
Delhi and Calcutta are linked directly by rail as the completion of the Yamuna bridge (road and rail) in Delhi allows the trains to reach what later became Delhi Junction. The 1 Dn / 2 Up Mail begins running — this is the predecessor of the Howrah – Kalka Mail.
Bhusawal-Khandwa section opened.
W. Newman & Co. begins publishing the “Newman’s Indian Bradshaw” for train timetables in India.
Indian Branch Rly. Co. begins construction of Lucknow-Kanpur light MG line.
1867 Virar – Bombay Backbay suburban service commences (BB&CI); one train in each direction each day.
Some Indian locos are sent overseas for the Abyssinian expedition.
GIPR branch line extended to Nagpur; Bhusawal-Badnera section opened.
EIR branch line extends from Allahabad to Jubbulpore (Jabalpur).
Lucknow-Kanpur line opened by the Indian Branch Railway Co.
1868 Madras Railway extends its network (with a new terminus at Royapuram) to Salem, and also finishes the Jolarpettai – Bangalore Cantonment branch.
November: Sind, Punjab, and Delhi Railway’s line towards Amritsar from Delhi (Ghaziabad) is open for traffic up to Ambala.
Calcutta and South-Eastern Railway, having suffered extensive losses on their Sealdah-Canning line because of floods and other problems, decide to transfer the line to the government in return for capital costs, becoming the first railway to be taken over by the state.
GSIR’s line reaches Erode, connecting to the Madras State Rly.
Charbagh workshops set up by the Oudh and Rohilkhand Rly
1869 GIPR locals extended from Mahim to Bandra.
Jan. 25: Runaway train on the Bhore Ghat derails and crashes after failing to be stopped by a catch siding, and is made (in)famous by pictures in the Illustrated London News.
Total trackage in India is about 4000 miles.

Whew, and this is just the highlights from the first three decades of railway establishment activity in the country. Covering the entire history just in highlights will take probably 8 to 10 such posts. I will pause here and present some current statistics. By the way, after the partition, GIPR was reorganized and packaged as the Central Railway of the Indian Railways.

Currently, the Indian Railway system is the fourth largest in the world today, with over 68,000 km of route coverage, with running track length of 87,040 kms. The total trackage including yards, sidings etc. stands at 113,993 kms. It is the largest single employer in the country with over thirteen lac employees. In terms of passenger volumes, I had read in an article some years back, that at any given point in time, 1% of our country’s population is riding in trains. That, my friends, is a massive number. By that measure, I am sure the Indian Railway system is the largest in the world.

The most important highlight for the members of this blog is that this blog manages the Mechanical Workshop of North East Railways, in Gorakhpur. 🙂 🙂

Coming to the song presented with this post. A brief background. The idea about this song was shared with me, during my search for the song “Khud Jiyo Auron Ko Bhi Jeene Do” which had been requested by Nahm ji. In course of my search, as I was checking the Films Division sources, another input that I got was that there are two songs which were also produced by Films Division, relating to Indian Railways. And possibly these songs are also in the voice of Rafi Sb. I checked with other friends in my circle, especially the Rafi Sb specialists. They confirmed that they have heard about these two songs but the songs themselves have not been traced so far. Later, when Ahsaan Bhai (of Hapur) passed on to me the song that Nahm ji had requested, he confirmed that Films Division does list two documentaries about Indian Railways which possibly could contain these two songs. But the documentaries themselves are not available.

I then turned to my friends in the Railways itself. Of course, Atul ji is the first person I sent request to help trace these documentaries. And the next person I talked with is Shri KL Pandey ji, the retired additional member of Rail Board. Readers and friends would be more familiar with him as the person behind the monumental work he has done to identify the classical raag basis of Hindi film songs. To date, he has cataloged more than 18 thousand Hindi film songs with complete raag analysis. He referred to his network inside the rail ministry, and then quickly sent me the link to the web site of the Indian Railways Fan Club. This fan club has unearthed the original Films Division documentaries, and has published them on its web site.

About this song. It turns out to be in the voice of Mahendra Kapoor and not Rafi Sb. The songwriter and the music director is Prem Dhawan. It is a long song, almost 9 minutes in duration. I could not ascertain the date on this documentary. The Films Division archives page says the database is not available. My guess is that this documentary would have been made sometimes uin 1974-75 time frame.

The shutdown of the complete rail services is in progress currently, in step with the nationwide lockdown on account of the COVID-19 infection spread. Some parts of media have highlighted this as the first ever time that the railways have been shut down totally. However, this is not a true statement. Some parts of media have also recalled the one solitary occasion in the past, when a similar total shutdown had occurred.

In May of 1974, there was a total strike called by the coordination committee of all the trade unions of railway employees. The strike was led by the late George Fernandes, a senior leader of the Socialist party. That strike had lasted for 20 days from 8th to 27th May of 1974, that was the first and the biggest disruption of countrywide services of the railways. Never before, under any emergent circumstances had the complete railway system been shut down. I have memories of those hot days of the summer of 1974, when the rail service across the country had been shut down, and that was the major topic of discussion at home and in the newspapers. This documentary was most probably created just after this strike, so I guess it must have been in 1974 or 1975 at the latest.

A big salute to the entire Indian Railways – the lifeline of our country. That theme is highlighted in this song. The visuals are from more than four decades ago. But the intent and the message of this song remains unchanged. A rare and marathon song, Mahendra Kapoor at his typical best. Enjoy.


Song – Ye Hai Wo Gaadi, Desh Ki Gaadi (Mahendra Kapoor NFS) (1970s) Singer – Mahendra Kapoor, Lyrics – Prem Dhawan, MD – Prem Dhawan

Lyrics

ye hai wo gaadi
desh ki gaadi
sabka saath nibhaati hai
ye hai wo gaadi
desh ki gaadi
sabka saath nibhaati hai
chhota bada ho
koi bhi kaisa
sabke kaam ye aati hai
ye hai wo gaadi
desh ki gaadi
sabka saath nibhaati hai

ek hain wo jo desh ki khaatir
chaand pe pahunche jaate hain
aur doosre hum hain
bani cheezon ko aag lagaate hain
ye kaun hain desh drohi jo
iska satyanaash karen
aap bhi hain
aur aap bhi hain
aap bhi hain
aur aap bhi hain
mere bhaaiyo yaad rahe
har samay ye saath nibhaati hai
roz marra ki cheezon ko
yahaan wahaan pahunchaati hai
ye hai wo gaadi
desh ki gaadi
sabka saath nibhaati hai

jab dushman hamla karta hai
jab dushman hamla karta hai
to desh pe vipda aati hai
yehi wo gaadi veeron ko
seema par le jaati hai
jab zakhmi bhai hotey hain
to unke kaam ye aati hai
ye hai wo gaadi
desh ki gaadi
sabka saath nibhaati hai

ye paapi dekho kaise hain
jo jeevan hatya karte hain
ye paapi dekho kaise hain
jo jeevan hatya karte hain
inhin ki kaali kartooton se
laakhon bhai marte hain
marne waale chale gaye
par vipda in par aati hai
marne waale chale gaye
par vipda in par aati hai
ye hai wo gaadi
desh ki gaadi
sabka saath nibhaati hai

laakhon log jo is ke zariye
apna pet bhi bharte hain
raat aur din ki mazdoori se
beewi bachche palte hain
in ki sewa sachchi hai
jo desh ki sewa karte hain
injan gaadi line ho dabba
laakhon rupaiye lagte hain
in par kharcha karne waale
aap bhi hain
aur aap bhi hain
aap bhi hain
aur aap bhi hain
aap ke khoon pasine se
jab desh ki unnati hoti hai
desh ki unnati honay se
khushali desh mein aati hai
ye hai wo gaadi
desh ki gaadi
sabka saath nibhaati hai

ye bhi dekho maa ke laal
jo desh ka haath bataate hain
ye bhi dekho maa ke laal
jo desh ka haath bataate hain
apna khoon bhi dene mein
ye kabhi nahin ghabraate hain
in ki sewa sachchi hai
jo desh ke kaam mein aati hai
ye hai wo gaadi
desh ki gaadi
sabka saath nibhaati hai

kaam bhi kar lo
naam bhi kar lo
duniya se kya le jaana hai
khaali haath hi aaye the
aur khaali . . .
[. . .]
. . . waahe guru
aur eesa sabka saathi hai

ye hai wo gaadi
desh ki gaadi
sabka saath nibhaati hai
chhota bada ho
koi bhi kaisa
sabke kaam ye aati hai
ye hai wo gaadi
desh ki gaadi
sabka saath nibhaati hai
uttar dakshin
poorab pashchim
sabko saath milaati hai
uttar dakshin
poorab pashchim
sabko saath milaati hai
ye hai wo gaadi
desh ki gaadi
sabka saath nibhaati hai

ye hai wo gaadi
desh ki gaadi

ye hai wo gaadi. . .

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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ये है वो गाड़ी
देश की गाड़ी
सबका साथ निभाती है
ये है वो गाड़ी
देश की गाड़ी
सबका साथ निभाती है
छोटा बड़ा हो
कोई भी कैसा
सबके काम ये आती है
ये है वो गाड़ी
देश की गाड़ी
सबका साथ निभाती है

एक हैं वो जो देश की खातिर
चाँद पे पहुंचे जाते हैं
और दूसरे हम हैं
बनी चीजों को आग लगाते हैं
ये कौन हैं देश द्रोही जो
इसका सत्यानाश करें
आप भी हैं
और आप भी हैं
आप भी हैं
और आप भी हैं
मेरे भाइयो याद रहे
हर समय ये साथ निभाती है
रोज़मर्रा की चीजों को
यहाँ वहाँ पहुंचाती है
ये है वो गाड़ी
देश की गाड़ी
सबका साथ निभाती है

जब दुश्मन हमला करता है
जब दुश्मन हमला करता है
तो देश पे विपदा आती है
यही वो गाड़ी वीरों को
सीमा पर ले जाती है
जब ज़ख्मी भाई होते हैं
तो उनके काम ये आती है
ये है वो गाड़ी
देश की गाड़ी
सबका साथ निभाती है

ये पापी देखो कैसे हैं
जो जीवन हत्या करते हैं
ये पापी देखो कैसे हैं
जो जीवन हत्या करते हैं
इन्हीं की काली करतूतों से
लाखों भाई मरते हैं
मरने वाले चले गए
पर विपदा इन पर आती है
मरने वाले चले गए
पर विपदा इन पर आती है
ये है वो गाड़ी
देश की गाड़ी
सबका साथ निभाती है

लाखों लोग जो इसके ज़रिये
अपना पेट भी भरते हैं
रात और दिन की मज़दूरी से
बीवी बच्चे पलते हैं
इनकी सेवा सच्ची है
जो देश की सेवा करते हैं
इंजन गाड़ी लाइन हो डब्बा
लाखों रूपइए लगते हैं
इन पर खर्चा करने वाले
आप भी हैं
और आप भी हैं
आप भी हैं
और आप भी हैं
आप के खून पसीने से
जब देश की उन्नति होती है
देश की उन्नति होने से
खुशहाली देश में आती है
ये है वो गाड़ी
देश की गाड़ी
सबका साथ निभाती है

ये भी देखो माँ के लाल
जो देश का हाथ बटाते हैं
ये भी देखो माँ के लाल
जो देश का हाथ बटाते हैं
अपना खून भी देने में
ये कभी नहीं घबराते हैं
इनकी सेवा सच्ची है
जो देश के काम में आती है
ये है वो गाड़ी
देश की गाड़ी
सबका साथ निभाती है

काम भी कर लो
नाम भी कर लो
दुनिया से क्या ले जाना है
खाली हाथ आए थे
और खाली ॰ ॰ ॰
[॰॰॰]
॰ ॰ ॰ वाहे गुरु
और ईसा सबका साथी है

ये है वो गाड़ी
देश की गाड़ी
सबका साथ निभाती है
छोटा बड़ा हो
कोई भी कैसा
सबके काम ये आती है
ये है वो गाड़ी
देश की गाड़ी
सबका साथ निभाती है
उत्तर दक्षिण
पूरब पश्चिम
सबको साथी मिलाती है
ये है वो गाड़ी
देश की गाड़ी
सबका साथ निभाती है

ये है वो गाड़ी
देश की गाड़ी

ये है वो गाड़ी॰ ॰ ॰

 


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