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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 :

4004 Post No. : 15108 Movie Count :

4149

Missing Films of 1960s – 113
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Famous last words, and all the associated idiomatic paraphernalia that goes along – well, it has happened with me too. 🙂 On Monday last (1st July), while posting the 112th episode of this series, I had, with much fanfare announced that no more films of 1960s are traceable at present. And the very same day, our dear Sadanand ji pointed me towards a link on YT – a song uploaded by Shri Girdhari Lal ji (of Jodhpur), from the film ‘Rang Raliyaan’ of 1962. This film is on the list of 79 films that I posted in that article – list of films that are still to be traced.

And so in my defense I want to state that Girdhari Lal ji is one of the earliest sources that I consulted, while searching for the missing films and songs. That must have been about 3 to 4 years ago, when I had started working on this series. At that point in time, he had told me that, he had not yet started working on the films from 1960s, so he could not say with certainty. Later, as I was getting to close this series, I should have checked with him again, but missed doing that. And this upload has been online for about 11 months now. 🙂

In my article I have written at one place,

The last column gives the no. of films which are not yet available, and I mean, not available from any source, period. As far as my search of the past almost four years reveals, songs of these films are not available anywhere in public domain. I could be wrong, and oh boy, I will be the happiest person to be told that I am wrong 🙂 .

Yes, I am happy to get hold of songs from a very rare and obscure film, and also to bring this film on board. And I heartfully thank Sadanand ji for bringing this song and upload to my notice. Further, I am so glad that providence made me close that article with the lines,

I suspend further publications in this series. I say suspend, because I want to leave the door open for the possibility that any of the remaining 79 films of this decade, may turn up, only God knows where and when.

Well, one of the films did turn up right away. 🙂

Not only has Girdhari Lal ji uploaded these songs online, he also sent me many more details about the film itself, which I am presenting here.

The film is produced by Achchhe Saheb (name given in Geet Kosh). It is directed by Aziz Kashmiri, who has also written the songs in this film. The cast of actors of this film includes Meena, Manhar Desai, Manju, Randheer, Dalpat and Om Prakash.

The film has seven songs, one of which is a long two part song. All songs are written by Aziz Kashmiri. Three music directors have contributed to the film – Vinod, Lachhiram and S Bannerji.  This particular song is composed by Lachhiram. The singing voice is that of Mubarak Begum.

This song is vintage Mubarak Begum. As I listened to this song multiple times, the rendition and the nuances kept taking my mind back to her other hit songs like “Tumhaara Dil Mere Dil Ke Muqaabil Ho Nahin Sakta. . . Bemuravvat Bewafaa. . .”, “Aankhon Aankhon Mein Har Ek Raat Guzar Jaati Hai”, and “Mere Aansuon Pe Na Muskura”. A sad song of a broken heart, I simply do not seem to be able to get enough of listening to it. A very rare and a very obscure addition to our blog – a song whose existence we have not been aware of all these years.

And yes, this find also gives hope and encouragement that more of the missing films and songs may be recovered in time.
Aameen.

 

Song – Kyon Hum Ne Mohabbat Ki Un Se  (Rang Raliyaan) (1962) Singer – Mubarak Begum, Lyrics – Aziz Kashmiri, MD – Lachhiram

Lyrics 

kya bhale din the
tabiyat jab kahin aai na thi
chot wo khaai hai dil par
jo kabhi khaai na thi

kyon hum ne mohabbat ki un se
oo oo oo
kyon hum ne mohabbat ki un se
kyon dil ka sukoon barbaad kiya
kyon un ke liye badnaam huye
oo oo oo
kyon un ke liye badnaam huye
kyon khaana e gham abaad kiya
kyon hum ne mohabbat. . .

daaman mein hai gham tum kya jaano
daaman mein hai gham tum kya jaano
majboor hain hum tum kya jaano
tum kya jaano
wo dil ki khushi paayenge kahaan
oo oo oo
wo dil ki khushi paayenge kahaan
kismet ne jinhen nashaad kiya
kyon hum ne mohabbat. . .

ae baad e saba tu jaa ke zara
ae baad e saba tu jaa ke zara
keh dena ye paighaam mera
paighaam mera
hum aur to sab kuchh bhool gaye
oo oo oo
hum aur to sab kuchh bhool gaye
ik teri wafaa ko yaad kiya..aa..aa. . .

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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क्या भले दिन थे
तबीयत जब कहीं आई ना थी
चोट वो खाई है दिल पर
जो कभी खाई ना थी

क्यों हमने मोहब्बत की तुमसे
ओ ओ ओ
क्यों हमने मोहब्बत की तुमसे
क्यों दिल का सुकूँ बर्बाद किया
क्यों उनके लिए बदनाम हुये
ओ ओ ओ
क्यों उनके लिए बदनाम हुये
क्यों खाना ए ग़म आबाद किया
क्यों हमने मोहब्बत॰ ॰ ॰

दामन में है ग़म तुम क्या जानो
दामन में है ग़म तुम क्या जानो
मजबूर हैं हम तुम क्या जानो
तुम क्या जानो
वो दिल की खुशी पाएंगे कहाँ
ओ ओ ओ
वो दिल की खुशी पाएंगे कहाँ
किस्मत ने जिन्हें नाशाद किया
क्यों हमने मोहब्बत॰ ॰ ॰

ए बाद ए सबा तू जा के ज़रा
ए बाद ए सबा तू जा के ज़रा
कह देना ये पैग़ाम मेरा
पैग़ाम मेरा
हम और तो सब कुछ भूल गए
ओ ओ ओ
हम और तो सब कुछ भूल गए
इक तेरी वफ़ा को याद किया॰॰आ॰॰आ॰ ॰ ॰

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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 :

3959 Post No. : 15037 Movie Count :

4123

Missing Films of 1960s – 110
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Coming into the home stretch now. 110 films from 1960s added during this series. Some of them have been so rare that no information even is available about them. Like today’s film – ‘Black Arrow’ from 1965.

Geet Kosh, the major source of all information on Hindi films of those decades, provides us with the following details. The film is produced under the banner of Ameer Productions, Bombay, and is directed by Mehmood. It is not clear whether this is the same person as the comedian Mehmood that we are all so familiar with. The film is listed as a costume drama. The film poster that is available online indicates this film to be of the ‘zorro’ genre – a masked rider wearing a black cape and a black hat and riding a black horse – gives an impression of a zorro clone type film.

The star cast is listed as Hercules, Chandrakala, SK Shyam, Anjum, Funny Walker, Jilani, Hameeda Bano, Sadhana Khote, Khurshid Khan, Nazeer Kashmiri, Shakeela Bano Bhopali, and Jaani Babu qawwaal.

Geet Kosh lists four songs for this film. All the songs are written by Aziz Ghaazi. Now this name, although not new on the blog, does not have any information associated with it. We have four songs by this songwriter on the blog. In the Geet Kosh listings, I could locate 29 songs written him, for 9 films, from 1958 to 1969. Then, in our blog, his name appears again for a film in 1987 – ‘Tarzan And Cobra’. That makes 10 films that are known to have his name connected with. Almost all films that he has written for are stunt and costume drama films, as their names would suggest – ‘Jungle Princess’ (1958), ‘Choron Ki Baraat’ (1960), ‘Diler Haseena’ (1960), ‘Night Bird’ (1961), ‘Black Arrow’ (1965), ‘Noor Mahal’ (1965), ‘Tarzan And Hercules’ (1966), ‘Tarzarn Aur Jaadui Chiraagh’ (1966), ‘Sakhi Lutera’ (1969), and ‘Tarzan And Cobra’ (1987). So far this is all the information that I have been able to locate about this obscure songwriter.

The previous song written by Aziz Ghazi and posted on our blog, is a qawwaali in the voices of Mubarak Begum and Jaani Babu Qawwaal – “Adaayen Teer Hain Andaaz Barchhi Bhaale Hain” from the film ‘Jungle Princess’ (1958). And again today, we have another qawwaali sung by the same singers. As I have been surveying the landscape of 1960s films and songs, I realize that the qawwaali has been a very popular song type used in the films, all the way from mid 1950s to around end 1970s. So much that every third or fourth film, especially if it is a stunt type B/C grade film, contains a qawaali. Many of them are quite obscure, unavailable. And those which are available, are not much heard. Maybe because they belong to obscure films. But the qawwaalis, in themselves, are superb creations that have gone unnoticed and are lost to the listeners. It may be an idea to do another series of such unfamiliar qawwaalis from that era. (Aah. . . plans. . .) 😉

Let’s listen to this ‘nok jhonk’ qawaali, a very obscure and a rare song. This is the only song that is available for this film, in public domain. It appears that other songs were probably not released on gramophone records. Small mercies – that this one long qawwaali is now available.

Given the list of actors, my intuition says that this qawwaali is performed on screen by Shakeela Bano Bhopali, lip syncing for the back ground voice of Mubarak Begum, and Jaani Babu Qawwaal, singing for himself.

Another interesting point that comes to mind, as I listened to an prepare the lyrics. Per our earlier discussions, and Atul ji’s observations, a nok-jhonk type of song always ends in an agreement between the parties. In other words, it takes about three minutes for the jhagda to end and friendship to begin. This being a qawaali, the protagonists are taking longer to make their points. However the agreement is reached, albeit it arrives after six minutes. Oh well, it is a qawwaali after all. 🙂

Song – Jhoothe Ho Jhoothe Tum Ishq Waale  (Black Arrow) (1965) Singer – Mubarak Begum, Jaani Babu Qawwaal, Lyrics – Aziz Ghazi, MD – Iqbal
Mubarak Begum + Jaani Babu Qawwaal
Female Chorus
Male Chorus

Lyrics

nazar aate ho tum
bezaa..aar hum se. . .

na hoga ye kabhi
sarkaa..aar hum se. . .

jhoothe ho jhhoothe tum ishq waale
dil tod daala hamaara
maar daala arey maar daala
jhoothe ho jhhoothe tum ishq waale
dil tod daala hamaara
maar daala arey maar daala

ho dil ke kale tum husn waale
dil tum ne chheena hamaara
maar daala arey maar daala
ho dil ke kale tum husn waale
dil tum ne chheena hamaara
maar daala arey maar daala

tum ne achhi ye mohabbat ki adaa ha paayi
aaj is ke ho to kal us ke baney shaidaai
jaante hi nahin tum waada nibhaana kya hai
jaaiye jaaiye in baaton mein rakha kya hai
haa aaa aaa aaa aaaa
tum se harjaai ki. . .
ulfat ka bharosa kya hai. . .
jhoothe ho jhhoothe tum ishq waale
dil tod daala hamaara
maar daala arey maar daala

tum ne har baat ko afsaana bana kar chhoda
jis ko chaaha us ko deewaana banaa kar chhoda
bijliyaan hosh pe hans hans ke giraane waale
dil ki duniya mein ho tum aag lagaane waale
aaaa aaaa aaaaa aaaaaaa
ek hum hi nahin. . .
kehte hain zamaane waale. . .
ho dil ke kale tum husn waale
dil tum ne chheena hamaara
maar daala arey maar daala
ho dil ke kale tum husn waale
dil tum ne chheena hamaara
maar daala arey maar daala

hum na hotey to zamaane mein andhera hota
dard ka ranj ka nafrat ka basera hota
husn se apne nazaaron ki sajaaya hum ne
pyaar kya hota hai ye tum ko bataaya hum ne
haa aaa aaa aaa aaaa
ishq mein mit gaye par lab na hilaaya hum ne. . .
jhoothe ho jhhoothe tum ishq waale
dil tod daala hamaara
maar daala arey maar daala
jhoothe ho jhhoothe tum ishq waale
dil tod daala hamaara
maar daala arey maar daala

hum na hotey to ye shokhi na masti hoti
husn ki duniya pe hasrat hi barasti hoti
pyaar kar ke tumhen magroor banaaya hum ne
dilbari ka har ek andaz sikhaaya hum ne
haaaa aaaa aaaaa aaaaaaa
ishq ki raah mein
dil apna jalaaya hum ne. . .
ho dil ke kale tum husn waale
dil tum ne chheena hamaara
maar daala arey maar daala
ho dil ke kale tum husn waale
dil tum ne chheena hamaara
maar daala arey maar daala

pyaar ke naam pe tum mil ke daghaa detey ho
tum wafaadaari ki inaam sazaa detey ho
tum ne chhoda hai mohabbat mein sahaara de kar
tukde dil kar diya hai tum ne hamaara le kar
aaj to gusse mein sarkaar nazar aate ho
khich ke tum aur bhi talwaar nazar aate ho
maan letey hain chalo pyaar tumhaara sachchaa
aao mil jaao ye jhagda nahin hota achhaa
baat taqraar ki dekho na zabaan par laao
saaz e dil chhed ke ulfat ke taraane gaao

hum hain tumhaare
tum ho hamaare
dil ko mila hai sahaara
pyaar ka har taraf hai ujaala

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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नज़र आते हो तुम
बेज़ा॰॰आर हम से॰ ॰ ॰

ना होगा ये कभी
सरका॰॰आर हम से॰ ॰ ॰

झूठे हो झूठे तुम इश्क़ वाले
दिल तोड़ डाला हमारा
मार डाला अरे मार डाला
झूठे हो झूठे तुम इश्क़ वाले
दिल तोड़ डाला हमारा
मार डाला अरे मार डाला

हो दिल के काले तुम हुस्न वाले
दिल तुमने छीना हमारा
मार डाला अरे मार डाला
हो दिल के काले तुम हुस्न वाले
दिल तुमने छीना हमारा
मार डाला अरे मार डाला

तुमने अच्छी ये मोहब्बत की अदा है पाई
आज इसके हो तो कल उसके बने शैदाई
जानते ही नहीं तुम वादा निभाना क्या है
जाइए जाइए इन बातों में रखा क्या है
हा॰॰ आss आss आss आsss
तुमसे हरजाई की॰ ॰ ॰
उलफत का भरोसा क्या है॰ ॰ ॰
झूठे हो झूठे तुम इश्क़ वाले
दिल तोड़ डाला हमारा
मार डाला अरे मार डाला

तुमने हर बात को अफसाना बना कर छोड़ा
जिसको चाहा उसको दीवाना बना कर छोड़ा
बीजलियाँ होश पे हंस हँस के गिराने वाले
दिल की दुनिया में हो तुम आग लगाने वाले
आsss आsss आssss आssssss
एक हम ही नहीं॰ ॰ ॰
कहते हैं जमाने वाले॰ ॰ ॰
हो दिल के काले तुम हुस्न वाले
दिल तुमने छीना हमारा
मार डाला अरे मार डाला
हो दिल के काले तुम हुस्न वाले
दिल तुमने छीना हमारा
मार डाला अरे मार डाला

हम ना होते तो जमाने में अंधेरा होता
दर्द का रंज का नफरत का बसेरा होता
हुस्न से अपने नज़ारों को सजाया हमने
प्यार क्या होता है ये तुमको बताया हमने
हा॰॰ आss आss आss आsss
इश्क़ में मिट गए॰ ॰ ॰
पर लब ना हिलाया हमने॰ ॰ ॰
झूठे हो झूठे तुम इश्क़ वाले
दिल तोड़ डाला हमारा
मार डाला अरे मार डाला
झूठे हो झूठे तुम इश्क़ वाले
दिल तोड़ डाला हमारा
मार डाला अरे मार डाला

हम ना होते तो ये शोख़ी ना मस्ती होती
हुस्न की दुनिया पे हसरत ही बरसती होती
प्यार कर के तुम्हें मगरूर बनाया हमने
दिलबरी का हर एक अंदाज़ सिखाया हमने
हा॰॰ आsss आssss आssssss
इश्क़ की राह में॰ ॰ ॰
दिल अपना जलाया हमने॰ ॰ ॰
हो दिल के काले तुम हुस्न वाले
दिल तुमने छीना हमारा
मार डाला अरे मार डाला
हो दिल के काले तुम हुस्न वाले
दिल तुमने छीना हमारा
मार डाला अरे मार डाला

प्यार के नामे पे तुम मिलके दग़ा देते हो
तुम वफादारी की इनाम सज़ा देते हो
तुमने छोड़ा है मोहब्बत में सहारा दे कर
टुकड़े दिल कर दिया है तुमने हमारा लेकर
आज तो गुस्से में सरकार नज़र आते हो
खिच के तुम और भी तलवार नज़र आते हो
मान लेते हैं चलो प्यार तुम्हारा सच्चा
आओ मिल जाओ ये झगड़ा नहीं होता अच्छा
बात तक़रार की देखो न ज़बां पर लाओ
साज ए दिल छेड़ के उलफत के तराने गाओ

हम हैं तुम्हारे
तुम हो हमारे
दिल को मिला है सहारा
प्यार का हर तरफ है उजाला


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 : 3690 Post No. : 14600

हम हाल ए दिल सुनाएँगे, सुनिए के ना सुनिए
सौ बार मुस्कुराएंगे, सुनिए के ना सुनिए॰ ॰ ॰

Or
मुझको अपने गले लगा लो ए मेरे हमराही॰ ॰ ॰

Or
मेरे आंसुओं पे ना मुस्कुरा, कई ख़्वाब थे जो मचल गए॰ ॰ ॰

Or maybe
दीप के संग जलूँ मैं॰ ॰ ॰

Or maybe even
निगाहों से दिल में चले आइयेगा॰ ॰ ॰

And but why not
कभी तनहाईओं में यूं, हमारी याद आएगी॰ ॰ ॰

If I start listing favorites, then it will take a long time to get to the matter of the subject. Ah yes, the songs listed above clearly point to the artist this article is about. The songs listed are iconic as well as popular hits. When she recorded “Kabhi Tanhaai’on Mein. . .”, and her father listened to it for the first time, his prophetic reaction was that this song is going to remain in popular memory for generations. And these words are so true for so many of her other songs, if the above sampler is anything to go by. Going beyond the barriers of time and space, her songs continue to enchant and touch listeners and lovers of this music, across the world.

Yes, there is something about this voice – something so special that the emotion descends right down into the being and reach the soul. A voice that is soft like the first beams of the rising sun, that is fresh like the petals of a newly blossomed flower, that carries the brightness of a velvety full moon, that is gentle like the humming of the unhurried breeze of early morning, that carries within a perceptible tinge of a soothing pathos, signaling a touch of sadness that simply engulfs your heart when the words play “. . .tum ko kya batlaaun main, ke tumse kitna pyaar hai”. The emotions makes the heart overflow with a tender fondness of love, while at the same time you feel you can’t hold back your tears for the beseeching pleas from the heart.

That is the magic of her voice, that keeps bringing me back to her songs, over and over again. The tinge of sadness is evident even in the lilting songs of happiness, as if expressing the imperative emotion acknowledging the frailty of existence and the ephemeral passing of the moments of joy – a fleeting this and a fleeting that, and soon the life is done with. That despondency that always sits low at the bottom edge of the voice, is what makes it so endearing.

Mubarak Begum – an artist, an uneducated, unlettered artist, who struggled throughout her career, both to make a mark and to make ends meet at home – was the owner of this contented combination of ecstasy and sadness. A voice that will never be forgotten so long as there is a needle that can be placed on shellac.

Arriving at the 14 thousandth and 6 hundredth station of this remarkable journey that has lasted for over a decade now, we also combine the celebration with a century of songs for this remarkable, remarkably underrated and incredibly ignored artist. In an active career that lasted for a little over three decades – of which the last decade was a pitiful smattering of singing assignments, few and far between – she did not even get to a 200 song mark, despite the fact that she recorded the type of superlative gems that are sampled above.

She was born on 4th January in 1940, at Jhunjhunu in Churu district of Rajasthan. Her mother’s name was Chand Bibi. When she was born, a learned person associated with the family said that she has taken birth under very auspicious planetary conjunctions, and suggested that the child should be named ‘Mubarak’.

Her father was a lorry driver. She was one of five siblings. Her voice was tuneful and her singing was impressive from her early years. The family moved when she was just a child, to Ahmedabad. Her father arranged for her tutelage in classical music under the guidance of Ustad Abdul Karim Khan and Ustad Riyaazudin Khan. After spending her childhood in Ahemdabad, she moved once again with family to Bombay. The burden of the family and its economic frailty did not allow Mubarak to attend school. She could read a little, and not write much. It is said that in later years, when she would go for recordings, she would commit the song and its renditions into memory during the rehearsals, and would sing from memory when the recording happened.

In circumstances not clear, she was introduced to Rafiq Ghazanvi, and impressed as he was with her singing, he called her for an audition and recording. Appearing in a recording studio for the first time, encircled by a large number of people she was unfamiliar with, and standing in front of the mike, ready to render a piece, she lost her nerve and no sound came from her. She left the recording studio in this extreme stage fright. The incident was repeated once again, this time for a recording session for a film produced by Ram Daryani. Given that her first successful recordings is from 1949, these failed attempts would be in the time frame of 1948-49.

Then in 1949, producer and actor Yakub gave her a chance to sing for his film ‘Aaiye’. This first successful recording was “Mohe Aane Lagi Angdaai Re”. Her singing was impressive and the word started to go around. Hansraj Behl invited her to sing 6 songs in the 1951 film ‘Phoolon Ke Haar’. Jamaal Sen called her to sing for him in 1953 – the film was ‘Daaera’. It is said that producer Kamaal Amrohi was so possessive of his film, and also very proud of its music and songs, that at a meeting of distributors, he was reluctant to show the film, but readily agreed to share the music and the songs.

In 1955, when ‘Devdas’ was under preparation, Sachin Da (SD Burman) called her over to sing the soulful ghazal of Sahir Sb – “Wo Na Aayenge Palat Kar. . .”. Bimal Roy, the producer and director was summarily impressed by her singing. Then in 1957 – recording of the mujra song for ‘Madhumati’ – “Hum Haal e Dil Sunaayenge. . .”.  Originally this was supposed to be a brief shot with just one she’er – “Tumhaara Dil Mere Dil Ke Muqaabil Ho Nahin Sakta. . .”, and just this one couplet and the next the couplet were recorded. On hearing the recording, Bimal Roy was so enchanted that he told Salil Chaudhry to make this a full song. And so, Shailendra was asked to write more and complete this ghazal (which incidentally based on certain references, is partly borrowed from the famous poet Daagh Dehlavi). So the part song was recreated as a full song and Mubarak Begum was called in for the recording once again.

The episode of ‘Hamaari Yaad Aayegi’ (1961) and the song “Kabhi Tanhaai’on Mein Yun. . .” is well known. Lata was the original choice of the producer Kedar Sharma and music director Snehal Bhatkar. But when an ego clash happened based on certain exchange between the producer and the singer, Kedar Sb replace Lata with Mubarak Begum, instead of giving in. The recording and the rendition – well, rest is history. This song became the signature recognition of the artist forever.

But this episode also possibly created a certain animosity between the singers. This, and then maybe the next major similar face-off between the two – when Shankar Jaikishan called in Mubarak Begum to record the wonderful hit song “Mujhko Apne Galey Laga Lo. . .” for the film ‘Hamraahi’ (1963), in a period when Lata was refusing to sing with Rafi Sb. It is Mubarak Begum’s claim (which she also mentioned to me in a private conversation) that she was systematically singled out to be sidelined by pressurizing producers and music directors. She has gone on record to state that there are instances (films ‘Jab Jab Phool Khile’ and ‘Kaajal’ both from 1965) when songs originally recorded in her voice were later on replaced by newer recordings in a different voice.

For an artist already from an economically weak origins, such bias and prejudice wrought havoc with her personal situations. Fate dealt her some very difficult cards in her life. Her husband abandoned her quite early, and vanished without a trace. Her daughter was diagnosed with Parkinsons at a very early age. With just a handful of recordings in the 70s and then almost no assignments after that, it can be easily surmised as to the difficult years she spent in her advancing age. At one time, with the help of some industry friends and with the intervention of Sunil Dutt, who was active in politics and a minister in the govt. for some time, she was given a small flat in Jogeshwari area of Bombay, and a monthly pension of Rs 3,000 was allocated. In 2008, the Films Division prepared a biopic-documentary on her life, which was screened first time at the International Film Festival in Goa that year.

She passed away on 18th July, 2016.

In 2011, a program was held in Delhi, at which she performed live, some of her most famous songs, plus some songs at the request of the audience. After the performance, AK ji (of Songs Of Yore) and I went backstage to have a brief private conversation with her. She was weak and needed help to even get up and walk. We talked for about fifteen minutes – she had complaints about the industry, as to how she was treated, and how her assignments were changed, even after recordings that were approved for release. A sad end to a difficult life of such gifted artist.

For the century celebrations of Mubarak Begum, I have picked this gem of a lilting rendition from ‘Daak Babu’ – a film from 1954. Listening to this song, I was surprised to see that this song is not already showcased on our blog. Such a beautiful song – lovely words, sweet melody and such lovely rendition – how this song has escaped the attention of listeners is a surprise. The song writer is Prem Dhawan and the music is composed by Dhaniram.

Anyway, we have it up now on our blog, and for your listening pleasure. Centuries and centuries have come and passed. And many more are still awaited. Congratulations to Atul ji and all the band-wagoneers. Enjoy this enchanting song of first love.

Song – Ik Pardesi Mann Bhaaya, Mere Mann Bhaaya  (Daak Babu) (1954) Singer – Mubarak Begum, Lyrics – Prem Dhawan, MD – Dhaniram

Lyrics

ik pardesi mann bhaaya
mere mann
mere mann bhaaya ri
usey apna kahoon ya sapna
ho usey apna kahoon ya sapna

akhian mein aan samaaya
jo aan
jo aan samaaya ri
usey apna kahoon ya sapna
ho usey apna kahoon ya sapna

mann boley ye teri bhool hai
mann boley
mann boley ye teri bhool hai
tu un charnon ki dhool hai
tu un charnon ki dhool hai
par mujhko samajh na aaya
samajh na
samajh na aaya ri
usey apna kahoon ya sapna
ho usey apna kahoon ya sapna

oo oo oo oo oo oo
oo oo oo
main aaj sambhal na paaun ri
main aaj
main aaj sambhal na paaun ri
main jhoomon ri balkhaaun ri
main jhoomon ri balkhaaun ri
kis ne ye jaadu jagaaya
ye jaadu
ye jaadu jagaaya ri
usey apna kahoon ya sapna
ho usey apna kahoon ya sapna

oo oo oo oo oo oo
oo oo oo
mera un sang itna naata ri
mera un sang
mera un sang itna naata ri
unhen dekhe mann khil jaata ri
unhen dekhe mann khil jaata ri
jisey dekh jiya lehraaya
ke jiyaraa
ke jiya lehraaya ri
usey apna kahoon ya sapna
ho usey apna kahoon ya sapna

ik pardesi mann bhaaya
mere mann
mere mann bhaaya ri
usey apna kahoon ya sapna
ho usey apna kahoon ya sapna

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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इक परदेसी मन भाया
मेरे मन
मेरे मन भाया री
उसे अपना कहूँ या सपना
हो उसे अपना कहूँ या सपना

अखियन में आन समाया
जो आन
जो आन समाया री
उसे अपना कहूँ या सपना
हो उसे अपना कहूँ या सपना

मन बोले ये तेरी भूल है
मन बोले
मन बोले ये तेरी भूल है
तू उन चरणों की धूल है
तू उन चरणों की धूल है
पर मुझको समझ ना आया
समझ ना
समझ ना आया री
उसे अपना कहूँ या सपना
हो उसे अपना कहूँ या सपना

ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ
मैं आज संभाल ना पाऊँ री
मैं आज
मैं आज संभाल ना पाऊँ री
मैं झूमूँ री बलखाऊँ री
मैं झूमूँ री बलखाऊँ री
किसने ये जादू जगाया
ये जादू
ये जादू जगाया री
उसे अपना कहूँ या सपना
हो उसे अपना कहूँ या सपना

ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ
मेरा उन संग इतना नाता री
मेरा उन संग
मेरा उन संग इतना नाता री
उन्हें देखे मन खिल जाता री
उन्हें देखे मन खिल जाता री
जिसे देख जिया लहराया
के जियरा
के जिया लहराया री
उसे अपना कहूँ या सपना
हो उसे अपना कहूँ या सपना

इक परदेसी मन भाया
मेरे मन
मेरे मन भाया री
उसे अपना कहूँ या सपना
हो उसे अपना कहूँ या सपना


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 : 3456 Post No. : 13861

Missing Films of 1960s – 37
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Aah so, new year resolutions – just like carrying heavy burdens. It is only so far that one can haul them. Some can lug them short distances, some can lug them for longer distances. And only rarely can one continue to bear a resolution, on and on.

Atul ji’s tenacity is a legend by now. Maybe not all resolves, but at least he has been able to maintain the ‘no-dot-days’ resolution for, now let us see – the last dot-day on record is 7th September, 2016. Wow – we now have a string of 484 days of continued posting, which translates to 1 year, 3 months 28 days. This blog has been updated with at least one new song every day, without a break – for the past 1 year, 3 months and 28 days continuously (the calculation includes the two end dates of this time period). There have been other breaks in earlier months of 2016 itself. There may or may not be a longer unbroken string of days prior to 2016, but that has to be checked in detail. I have not yet completely researched all the periods, prior to this duration.

So, 1 year, 2 months and 28 days – and counting. This one resolution has really stood the test of time and, I am sorry to repeat but I must – it displays Atul ji’s determination and persistence. 🙂

In his post from day before, he also discussed the resolution relating to debut films and yippeee films. Now these become slightly more complex endeavors. To quote an old adage – “great is the art of beginning, but greater is the art of ending”. I am sure you have caught on to what I am leading to. Yes, it is easier to debut films, but it is much harder to yippeee them 😀 😀 .

There still are a few thousand films that are waiting to make a debut on our blog. But then, that is the easy part. One can catch hold of one song of a film, and voila – the debut is accomplished. But then to yippeee a film – well that is a different game altogether. We take HFGK as our reference. But we know that there is a huge share of films for which all songs are not yet traceable in public domain. And so the trudging pursuit continues, for many a film, where all songs are not available. To top this – i.e. to make it slightly more complicated, there is a fair number of films listed in HFGK, where the list of songs is not complete, and there are known cases where we have discovered unlisted songs, and even unlisted films. 🙂

So all this analysis, I assure you, makes for a very fascinating and sometimes even intriguing journey ahead. . .
All Aboard ??

🙂  🙂  🙂

And so pitching in for a the debut films – at least one-a-day. Now that brings up another interesting thought – this should make for a micro-blog within the blog – ADSAD – Atul’s-Debut-Song-a-Day. 😀 😀 Hopefully so. Let us see how far we can carry this now.

So. . . I am sure when you start reading one of the episodes of this series, you can be rest assured that the post carries a debut song. That is what this series is all about. And you must also be aware as to how this series came about. This is my homework assignment, allocated to me by Ben Katie (or Khyati Behn for those may not be familiar with the coding scheme of the Mastermind’s gang 🙂 ). Missing films – implying that this film is making its first appearance on the blog.

Today’s film is ‘Professor Aur Jaadugar’ from 1966. Now this film is one of those obscure productions that came and went without catching any attention. The film is produced under the banner of Tripil Films, Bombay. I am sure the investors meant this to be ‘Triple’, but then the copywriter probably did not have a spellchecker handy in those days. The director of the film is Sultan. Music director – another debut apparently. The name is Sardar Singh. For that period, it seems this is the only film in which this name appears. Other than an unreleased film titled ‘Baghaawat’, that was apparently attempted sometimes in 1960s. Outside of these two mentions, the name of Sardar Singh does not appear anywhere in the Geet Kosh.

Six songs are listed for this film. The lyricists name is listed as Anjaan. But there is an additional noting specifically for this song – the lyricist name is listed as K Malik. Once again, another name for which I am not able to locate another listing, other than this solitary song. I request our knowledgeable readers to please add more information if available, for the music director and lyricist.

The film is of the stunt genre with a cast of actors listed as Indira Billi, Indrajeet, Khursheed, Indira Bansal, Bob, Poonam Kapoor, Dalpat, Prince Arjun, Jilani and another score of names that are totally unfamiliar.

The singing voice in this song is that of Mubarak Begum. This is a nazm, with a structure of three lines per antaraa (so it is not a ghazal). But surely, this sounds endearing, both for the words written and the manner in which rendered by Mubarak Begum. Soft and relatively simple rendition, that makes it attractive.

As I was preparing for this post, I listened to the set of five songs that I have from this film. The choice of this song is driven in part by the fact that this song is already available on YT. Rest assured that the other songs are also very attractive in their own right, especially a lovely duet sung by Mahendra Kapoor and Usha Mangeshkar. But more of that as time progresses. Meanwhile, sit back and listen to, and enjoy this rare song, one of the rarer ones by Mubarak Begum.

 

Song – Khud b Khud Ishq Ka Izhaar Hua Jaata Hai  (Professor Aur Jaadugar) (1966) Singer – Mubarak Begum, Lyrics – K Malik, MD – Sardar Singh

Lyrics

khud b khud ishq ka izhaar hua jaata hai
khud b khud ishq ka izhaar hua jaata hai
sach kahen aap se. . .
sach kahen aap se kuchh pyaar hua jaata hai
khud b khud ishq ka izhaar hua jaata hai

aap bhi apni nigaahon ko zara samjha den
is tarah pyaar se mujhko dekha na karen
husn e masoom. . .
husn e masoom gunehgaar hua jaata hai
khud b khud ishq ka izhaar hua jaata hai

hum jafaa ishq ka dastoor na hone denge
pyaar ko itna bhi majboor bhi na hone denge
zulm kaisa mere. . .
zulm kaisa mere sarkaar hua jaata hai
khud b khud ishq ka izhaar hua jaata hai

husn ki shaan na jalwon ke tamaashe le kar
hum to aaye hain ulfat ke taqaaze le kar
dil haqeeqat ka. . .
dil haqeeqat ka talabgaar hua jaata hai
khud b khud ishq ka izhaar hua jaata hai

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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खुद ब खुद प्यार का इज़हार हुआ जाता है
खुद ब खुद प्यार का इज़हार हुआ जाता है
सच कहें आप से॰ ॰ ॰
सच कहें आप से प्यार हुआ जाता है
खुद ब खुद प्यार का इज़हार हुआ जाता है

आप भी अपनी निगाहों को ज़रा समझा दें
इस तरह प्यार से मुझको देखा ना करें
हुस्न ए  मासूम॰ ॰ ॰
हुस्न ए  मासूम गुनहगार हुआ जाता है
खुद ब खुद प्यार का इज़हार हुआ जाता है

हम जफा इश्क़ का दस्तूर ना होने देंगे
प्यार को इतना भी मजबूर ना होने देंगे
ज़ुल्म कैसा मेरे॰ ॰ ॰
ज़ुल्म कैसा मेरे सरकार हुआ जाता है
खुद ब खुद प्यार का इज़हार हुआ जाता है

हुस्न की शान ना जलवों के तमाशे ले कर
हम तो आए हैं उल्फ़त के तकाज़े ले कर
दिल हक़ीक़त का॰ ॰ ॰
दिल हक़ीक़त का तलबगार हुआ जाता है
खुद ब खुद प्यार का इज़हार हुआ जाता है


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.

Missing Films of 1960s – 31
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The year 1964 saw the release of two films with titles starting with ‘Pahaadi’. One is titled ‘Pahaadi Jawaan’ and the second one is ‘Pahaadi Nagin’. Very rare, very obscure. Small mercies that at least one of them – ‘Pahaadi Nagin’ has some of its songs traceable. ‘Pahaadi Jawaan’ – nothing traceable so far.
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This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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.

‘Basera’ (1950) was produced under the banner of Watan Pictures and was directed by Inaayat. The star cast included Ramola, Heeralal, Veena Kumari, Roopmala, Chandabai, Budho Advani etc. I have no idea about the film’s story but going by the songs, it is apparent that the film belonged to social genre.
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This article is written by Sudhir, 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 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.

एक आवाज़॰॰॰
अब सो गई है
तन्हाइओं में
सिर्फ याद बाकी है

याद बाकी है
उस आवाज़ की
जो दीप के संग जली
जल जल के मरी
कुछ कह ना सकी
और कुछ कहा
तो बस यही
कोई सुने या ना सुने
हम हाल ए दिल सुनाएँगे
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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.

Missing Films of 1960s – 4
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The term ‘cancelled’ is not a difficult word to decipher and understand – something incorrect, or outdated, or not required. It simply gets ‘cancelled’ – like a train or a plane reservation, a defective product coming off from the assembly line, or even an appointment that is not required, or cannot be met.  Besides this general usage and its association with sundry and trivial experiences in life, I have come across this term in two other fields, where the meaning and intent of usage turned out to be very specific, and took some time to understand and assimilate it.
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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.

Entertaining Sales Pitch Songs – 9
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aao aao
laal paan ki begum
do ka chaar banaayenga, chaar ka aath banaayengaa

As promised, here is a very unique sales pitch song.  And very entertaining too, very fast paced – as fast paced as the real life protagonists who run these roadside trick business.  Yes, quick gambling – very quick, very dirty.  An innocent participant will always part with his money.
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It is amazing to find just how many hidden gems are lying undiscovered out there. Not just well known music directors, even lesser known music directors have left a wealth of music that deserve to be much better known. The sheer class of their compositions demand that.
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