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Blog Day :

4599 Post No. : 16226

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2011-2021) – Song No. 12
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This day ten years ago, which was 18 February 2012, saw as many as six songs from six different movies getting covered in the blog. Here are the details:-

Blog post number Song Movie (Year) Remarks
3538 Dil hi bujha hua ho to fasle bahaar kyaa Nirdosh(1941) 2 songs covered out of 9 by now
3539 Aao Shyaam Sundar ab to shaam ho chali jeewan ki Maashookaa(1953) Movie YIPPEED by now
3540 Lag gayin ankhiyaan tumse mori Jeewan Jyoti(1953 ) Movie YIPPEED by now
3541 Palbhar hi ki pehchaan mein pardesi sanam se Anuraag(1956) 5 songs covered out of 9 by now
3542 Bheegi bheegi rut hai mausam saanwraa Naataa(1955) Movie YIPPEED by now
3543 Honey lagaa hai kyun dil beqaraar Raaj Tilak(1958) 4 songs out of 13 covered

We can see that three out of six movies whose songs were covered ten years ago have since been YIPPEED. So we have three movies whose songs can be taken up under the Blog Ten Year Challenge today.

“Anuraag”(1956) is one of these three movies. “Anuraag”(1956) was produced by singer Mukesh and directed by Madhusudan for Mukesh Films. The movie had Usha Kiran, Mukesh, Mridula, Protima Devi, Shivraj, Uma devi etc in it.

Five songs (out of 9) have been covered in the past. Here is the sixth song from the movie to appear in the blog.

This song is sung by Lata. Indeevar is the lyricist. Music is composed by Mukrsh.

Only the audio of the song is available. It is clear that the song was picturised on the leading lady viz Usha Kiran.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

Will this song, Indeevar, almost unnoticeably, has reached 300 songs in the blog as a lyricist.


Song-Man chal man chanchal ho jaayegaa (Anuraag)(1956) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Indeevar, MD-Mukesh

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

man chal man chanchal ho jaayegaa
ho o mera jiyaa dol jaayega
man chal man chanchal ho jaayegaa
ho o mera jiyaa dol jaayegaa..aa

saj dhaj ke aaj nayee raat aayegi..ee
nayee raat aayegi
saj dhaj ke aaj nayee raat aayegi..ee
nayee raat aayegi
sapnon ki mere baaraat aayegi ee
sapnon ki mere baaraat aayegi
dekh unhein mann mera sharmaayega ho o
dekh unhein mann mera sharmaayega
ho o mera jiya dol jaayegaa
man chal man chanchal ho jaayegaa
ho o mera jiyaa dol jaayega

door hi rakkhaa thha hamein duniya ki reet ne
duniyaa ki reet ne
door hi rakkhaa tha hamein duniya ki reet ne
duniyaa ki reet ne
jeet liya tumko piyaa aaj meri preet ne ae
jeet liya tumko piyaa aaj meri preet ne
bandhan ye tootne na paayegaa
ho o ho o
bandhan ye tootne na paayegaa
ho o o mera jiya dol jaayegaa
man chal man chanchal ho jaayegaa
ho o mera jiyaa dol jaayega

unke bhi mann mein meri preet jagaa dee
meri preet jagaa dee
unke bhi mann mein meri preet jagaa dee
meri preet jagaa dee
naiyya meri toone prabhu paar lagaa dee ee
naiyya meri toone prabhu paar lagaa dee
mann mera tere hi gunn gaayegaa ho o
mann mera tere hi gunn gaayegaa
ho o mera jiya dol jaayegaa
man chal man chanchal ho jaayegaa
ho o mera jiyaa dol jaayegaa..aa


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Blog Day :

4578 Post No. : 16187

“Mummy Daddy”(1963) was directed by Narendra Dave for Golden Movies, Bombay. This “social” movie had Ameeta, Sudesh Kumar, Lalita Paar, Tiwari, Maruti, Manorama, Niranjan Sharma, Jagdeesh Kanal, Rajendra Singh, Jamal, Satish, Shamlal, Rajnath, R P Sharma, Nadir, Mansaram, Amrit, Baby Chaand, Ravikant, Nazeer Kashmiri, Narbada Shankar, Rata Gaurang, Madhumati, Meera Parel, Rajni, Burhan, Bihari, R P Kapoor, Hari Sharma, Chanda etc in it.

The movie had six songs in it. One song has been covered in the past.

Here is the second song from “Mummy Daddy”(1963) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Mukesh and Lata. Prem Dhaan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Chitragupta.

Only the audio of the song is available. My guess is that the song was picturised on the lead pair of Sudesh Kumar and Ameeta. Nevertheless, I request our knowledgeable readers to thro light on the movie as well as on the picturisation of this song.


Song-Aisa nahin hoon aji main main aisa nahin hoon(Mummy Daddy)(1963) Singers-Mukesh, Lata, Lyrics-Prem Dhawan, MD-Chitragupta

Lyrics

aisa nahin hoon aji main aisa nahin hoon
aisa nahin hoon aji main aisa nahin hoon
tujhe keh doon main apna phir haath tera chhod doon
aisi nahin hoon aji main aisi nahin hoon
aisi nahin hoon aji main aisi nahin hoon
teri hoke main sajna jo saath tera chhod doon
aisi nahin hoon aji main aisi nahin hoon

pyaar mera kaise duniya mitaayegi
yaad teri dil se mere jaane na paayegi
pyaar mera kaise duniya mitaayegi
yaad teri dil se mere jaane na paayegi
tujhse karoon waada
tujhse karoon waada
phir aap usey tod doon
aisa nahin hoon aji main aisa nahin hoon
aisa nahin hoon aji main aisa nahin hoon

dekhiye zamaana humko sataayega
aap mere saath hain to kya wo jalaayega
dekhiye zamaana humko sataayega
aap mere saath hain to kya wo jalaayega
darr ke zamaane se
darr ke zamaane se
jo pyaar tera chhod doon
aisi nahin hoon aji main aisi nahin hoon
aisi nahin hoon aji main aisi nahin hoon

aap agar bolen haazir ye jaan hai
pyaar mein jo aisa kahe wo to naadaan hai
aap agar bolen haazir ye jaan hai
pyaar mein jo aisa kahe wo to naadaan hai
tod ke ye naata
tod ke ye naata
jo aur se main jod doon
aisa nahin hoon aji main aisa nahin hoon
aisa nahin hoon aji main aisa nahin hoon
teri hoke main sajna jo saath tera chhod doon
aisi nahin hoon aji main aisi nahin hoon


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 :

4509 Post No. : 16053

Today’s song is a multi-singer song. It is from the 1976 released Madan Mohla produced and directed “Dus Numbri”. It had Hema Malini {who seemed to be favourite of all the heroes of the 50s & 60s and wanted a lease in their career ;-)} Manoj Kumar and a whole lot of Manoj Kumar-movie-regulars viz Premnath, Pran, Kamini Kaushal and Bindu. The movie was a musical with six songs.

I have very vague memories of what the movie was all about. Something to do with Manoj Kumar and Hema’s families being friends at the start of the movie. Then Premnath gets into a group that has interests in printing fake currency, which Om Shivpuri or Pinchoo Kapoor (Hema’s father) accidentally discovers and so is promptly bumped off, which drives her mother crazy due to shock (mother is also played by Hema, that is shown in Kamini Kaushal’s flashback). Some twist in the story leads Hema to a local Aunty’s adda (tavern) and Manoj Kumar becomes a “Dus Numbri” who is out to expose the evil doers of society. He has Pran (a constable) shadowing him for most of the movie and who is later revealed to be a SP or Commissioner. Then we have Bindu, a dancer, who has some clue to the gang of currency-fakers and that gives us a situation for a song where we have Premnath, Manoj Kumar and Pran (in disguise of course) trying to outwit Bindu into parting with the die of the currency printer. Simple 🙂 . It is later that we come to know that even Bindu is also a cop-in-disguise. Here I must add that only Manoj Kumar’s horrible getup doesn’t give him away but all the other two actors can easily be recognized.

Two songs from the movie is already present on the blog. One was contribution by Avinashji –Ye duniya ek numberi to main dus numberi and other by Maheshji- Na tum ho yaar aaloo na hum hain yaar gobhi.
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Here is the third song with Asha Bhonsle, Manna Dey and Mukesh as playback singers. Let us enjoy it and wish Prem Nath Malhotra on his birthday today. He would have been 94 today.

He started his journey in Bollywood with “Ajit” in 1948 (of which we don’t have any songs on the blog). The same year we had Premnath in “Aag” his first association with Raj Kapoor and was RK’s debut as producer- director.

Incidentally Raj Kapoor’s wife Krishna was Premnath’s sister and his other sister Uma is Prem Chopra’s wife. Premnath’s brothers Narendranath and Rajendranath were also actors. He married Bina Rai, also an actress, in 1953 and his son’s Prem Kishen and Kailashnath (was called Monty in films) were actors. Prem Kishen’s daughter Akanksha is an actress and son Siddharth Malhotra is a director. (Even in these modern times there is a case of same-name confusion:- there is a Sidharth Malhotra who made his acting debut in Karan Johar’s “Student Of the Year” in 2012 who has no connection to the Premnath family).

We have many movies where Premnath has had his brothers-in-law as co-actors. We have seen him as father of Dimple Kapadia in “Bobby” which was his nephew Rishi Kapoor’s debut as an adult. That is also the first role of Premnath that I recollect. Can’t get enough of the head of a fishing community Braganza who had a peculiar way of speaking.

It was later when some black-n-white were telecast by doordarshan that I learnt that Premnath the actor first began as a hero to the likes of Madhubala, Bina Rai, Nimmi etc.I loved his acting in “Johny Mera Naam”. As also the lovable mama of Hema Malini in “Aap Beeti”, sardaar of “Roti Kapda aur Makaan”, etc. His was the central character of “Dharmatma”. He turned producer director after his marriage to Bina Rai. His last screen appearance was in 1985 in “Hum Dono” after which he reitred from acting. He passed away in 1992- 18 days before his 66th birthhday.

Remembering Premnath !


Song-Dilruba Dilli waali (Dus Numberi)(1976) Singers-Asha Bhonsle, Manna Dey, Mukesh, Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal
Chorus

Lyrics

baadab
baamulahija
hoshiyaar
mehfil mein lutne waala hai pyaar
aa gayi zulfon waali
aankhon mein surma
honthon pe laali

dilruba dilli waali
dilruba dilli waali
dilwaalon mein
aa gayi
nasha ban kar uthhi
jhoom kar chha gayi
dilruba dilli waali
ha
dilruba dilli waali
dilwaalon mein aa gayi
nasha ban kar uthhi
jhoom kar chha gayi
dilruba dilli waali

subhaan allah
subhaan allah
jaisa suna thha
waisa hi paaya
aapko dekha toh yaqeen aaya
agar firdaus bar roo-e zameen ast
Hameen ast-o hameen ast-o hameen ast

aap aaye
haan
aap aaye
mil gayi daulat
humein zamaane ki
ki aap hi se
haan aap hi se
aap hi se hai raunak gareebkhaane ki
gareebkhaane ki
aap kya aaye
ghar mein bahaar aa gayi
dilruba dilli waali
ha
dilruba dilli waali
dilwaalon mein aa gayi
nasha ban kar uthhi
jhoom kar chha gayi
dilruba dilli waali

Baadab
baamulaahija
hoshiyaar
aa rahe hain aashiqon ke sardaar

tauba tauba
yeh aaj meri chashme aawaara
kya dekh rahi hai nazaara
ke mera rafeek tere kareeb
arre phoote naseeb

aapki tareef
ek aashiq gareeb
haan yeh gairon se ulfat
ye kadardaani teri
haan yeh gairon se ulfat
ye kadardaani teri
mujhko darr hai
le na doobe tujhko
naadaani teri
haan yeh gairon se ulfat
ye kadardaani teri
mujhko darr hai
le na doobe tujhko naadaani teri

banaa ke husn ko naata(?) naa yoon sitam todo
banaa ke husn ko naata(?) naa yoon sitam todo
bas apne dil hi ko samjhaao
mera gham chhodo
mera gham chhodo
ki main pee kar ye jaam
hosh mein aa gayi
dilruba dilli waali
dilruba dilli waali
ab hosh mein aa gayi

nasha ban kar uthhi
jhoom kar chha gayi
dilruba dilli waali

jo chheda maine taraana
suna aur samajh liya
samajh liya
samajh liya
sunaaya maine jo gaana
woh dil pe likh bhi liya
likh liya
like liya
aur mere dil ki baat
woh bhi yaad aa gayi
aa gayi
aa gayi
aa gayi
aa gayi
toh phir bujhaa kar chiraag
aa bhi ja
tu dil mein
dil mein
ke jalne waalon ka kya kaam mehfil mein

u u
u u u
u u
u
u u
u u u

dilruba dilli waali
dilruba dilli waali
dilwaalon mein aa gayi

nasha ban kar uthhi
jhoom kar chha gayi
dilruba dilli waali


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Blog Day :

4485 Post No. : 16002

“Anuraag”(1956) was produced by singer Mukesh and it was directed by Madhusudan for Mukesh Films, Bombay. The movie had Usha Kiran, Mukesh, Mridula, Protima Devi, Shivraj, Uma Devi etc in it.

The movie had nine songs in it. Four songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the fifth song from “Anuraag”(1956) to appear in the blog. This song is a “story” song sung by Shamshad Begam and Madhubala Jhaweri. Indeewar is the lyricist. Music is composed by Mukesh.

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


Song-Aaj ham tumhen sunaane waale hain eh shahzaade ki kahaani (Anuraag)(1956) Singers-Shamshad Begam, Madhubala Jhaweri, Lyrics-Indeewar, MD-Mukesh
Both

Lyrics

aaj hum tumhen sunaanewaale hain
ek shahzaade ki kahaani
aaj hum tumhe sunaanewaale hain
ek shahzaade ki kahaani
aji aise jaal mein phansa bichaara yaad aa gayi naani
aaj hum tumhe sunanewale hain
ek shahzaade ki kahaani
haan haan shahzaade ki kahaani

rahti thhi ek bholi ladki rajkumar ke saath
haan haan
rajkumar ke saath
aji donon mein thha mel bada
hilmil karte thhe baat
haan haan

hilmil karte baat
ae ji ladki man hi man mein sochti
banoongi ek din raani
aaj hum tumhen sunaanewaale hain
ek shahzaade ki kahaani
haan haan shahzaade ki kahaani

aji rajkumar shikaar ko nikla ek din kar taiyyaari
haan haan

ek din kar taiyyaari
ae ji mili wahaan par use ek pariyon ki rajkumaari
haan haan
pariyon ki rajkumaari
aji ghulmil gaye aapas mein jaise
ho pahchaan puraani

aaj hum tumhen sunaanewaale hain
ek shahzaade ki kahaani
haan haan shahzaade ki kahaani

kismat ka thha khel bichhad gayi pariyon ki shahzaadi
haan haan
pariyon ki shahzaadi
arre rajkumar ko karni padi bholi ladki se shaadi
haan haan

us ladki se shaadi
ae ji sukhi na thha phir bhi thhi
usko jag ki reet nibhaani
aaj hum tumhen sunaanewaale hain
ek shahzaade ki kahaani
haan haan shahzaade ki kahaani

aji jeet liya sewa se us ladki ne rajkumar
haan haan

ladki ne rajkumar
ae ji bhool gaya pariyon ki shahzaadi wo ek baar
haan haan
shahzaadi ek baar
aji aayi khushi mahal mein
ho gayi kaali raat suhaani

aaj hum tumhen sunaanewaale hain
ek shahzaade ki kahaani
haan haan shahzaade ki kahaani

dhoondhte dhoondhte pari aa gayi rajkumar se milne
haan haan
rajkumar se milne
aur jaane kya kya socha us din rajkumar ke dil ne
haan haan

rajkumar ke dil ne
ae ji ab kya hoga kaun bataaye
kismat kisne jaani
aaj hum tumhen sunaanewaale hain
ek shahzaade ki kahaani
aji aise jaal mein phansa bichaara
yaad aa gayi naani
aaj hum tumhen sunaanewaale hain
ek shahzaade ki kahaani
haan haan shahzaade ki kahaani


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 : 4464 Post No. : 15949

07/10/2020 – 79th Birthday of Usha Khanna
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We are celebrating the 79th birthday of Usha Khanna, the only female music director, shall we say with a sizable films and number of songs to her credit. Ameerbai Karnataki is the other female composer I can think of. This field as some technical fields in the film industry has been dominated by males. The reasons for this could be socio-political. As the musicians were mostly men, so it is understandable. Like I said the technical side is dominated by males in this industry. There are very few female director’s also. No cinematographers that I have heard of, recently if someone has entered the fray I don’t know.

Usha Khanna’s career statistics are impressive, better than even major well known music composers. Imdb is listing 141 films from 1959 to 2016, that is five and half decades.

In my Vinod Khanna post yesterday, I said that the film “Muqaddar ka Sikandar” is missing in the filmography at imdb. I didn’t look close enough, it appears. Peevesie’s Mom informed me that it is very much there in the list but as “Conqueror of destiny”. Imdb is giving the names of hindi film in English translation. The two of us had fun translating some of the names of Vinod Khanna’s films, which imdb had left as it is.

As Usha Khanna’s filmography is untouched by this translation bug, I am trying my hand at it :

1. Dil deke dekho : Give your heart then see for yourself. (That’s full sentence)
2. Hum Hindustani : We Indians (That was easy)
3. Awara Baadal : Wayward cloud
4. Shabnam : Dew
5. Aao pyar Karen : Let’s fall in Love
6. Nishan : sign
7. Faisla : Decision
8. Ek Sapera Ek Lutera : A snake charmer and a robber
9. Main wohi hoon : Yes, that’s me.
10. Lal Bangla : Red Bungalow
11. Insaaf : Justice
12. Raat Andheri thhi : It was a dark night.
13. Chaand par chadhayee : Let’s move to the moon.
14. Woh koyi aur hogaa : That maybe someone else.
15. Aag : Fire
16. Pehle paisa phir bhagwan: Show me the money, then God
17. Khoj : Search
18. Behroopiya : The interloper
19. Ek Paheli : A riddle.
20. Nateeja : The result
21. Sau saal beet gaye : 100 years later
22. Bandish : The restriction
23. Ilzaam : Accusation
24. Ek phool ek bhool : A flower and a mistake.
25. Begunaah : Not guilty
26. Deedar : The view

So on and so forth, this is enough I think.

About the movie Alibaba and 40 thieves(1966) I have written some things in this post of a song from Alibaba chaalis chor (1954).

The stats page of the blog shows that she has composed 973 songs, and only 223 are posted so far. That is less than 25% of the total song composed by the one of the most prolific music directors of the golden era of hindi film music and later. My own tally is 4 posts of Usha Khanna’s songs, posted by me so far, including the present post. The blog also has 37 songs sung by Usha Khanna.

The present song is from the film Alibaba and forty thieves (1966). The composer is Usha Khanna. There are two lyricist credited with writing this song, namely Prem Dhawan and Javed Anwar. Javed Anwar is the pen name used by her father Manoharlal Khanna, for writing ghazals and film songs for her.

Three songs from the film are posted in the blog :

Song Date posted
Mere khayaalon ka tu hi khuda (Alibaba and forty thieves) 23 October 2011
Ham tere charaagh hain jalaaye jaa bujhaaye jaa (Alibaba and forty thieves) 29 January 2015
Dekhiye zara pyaar se kyun khafa ho dildaar se (Alibaba and forty thieves) 14 January 2020

The singers are Mukesh and Suman Kalyanpur, singing for Sanjeev Kumar and L. Vijayalaxmi. The song is a sweet romantic song picturised in colourful sets. Actually I saw a few songs of this movie today. I am trying to find an old song where, the slaves are being sold in the market and one female is singing a song, calling out for rescue. I vaguely remember such a song having seen in “Chhayageet” on TV. Since the TV used to be black n white, the colour songs are also remembered in black n while. I did not find the song I am looking for. It could be anywhere as I know only the situation. It’s like trying to find a needle in a hay stack.

Audio :

Video :

Song-Aaja Baahon Mein Dil Ki Raahon Mein (Alibaba And 40 Thieves)(1966) Singers-Mukesh, Suman Kalyanpur, Lyrics-Prem Dhawan, Jawed Anwar, MD-Usha Khanna

Lyrics

Aajaa
baahon mein
dil ki
raahon mein
jhukti nazren
Allah Allah
uthhti palkein
Allah Allah
armaan
jagaaona
toofaan
utthaaona
rukti saansen
Allah Allah
behki baantein
Allah Allah

ye phoolon ke daaman pe
shabnam ke moti
ke jaise zameen par
utar aaye taare
ye phoolon ke daaman pe
shabnam ke moti
ke jaise zameen par
utar aaye taare

zara meri jaanib
bhi dekho meri jaan
meraa pyaar reh reh ke
tumko pukaare
Aajaa
baahon mein
dil ki
raahon mein
hhukti nazren
Allah Allah
uthhti palkein
Allah Allah

hai balkhaa ke girti
hui aabshaaren
ke tum ne hai
lehraa ke gesu bakhere
hai balkhaa ke girti
hui aabshaaren
ke tum ne hai
lehraa ke gesu bakhere
na dekh is tarah tu
mere paas aake
ke aati hai ab
?? tere
armaan
jagaao na
toofaan
utthaao na
rukti saansein
Allah Allah
behki baatein
Allah Allah

ye kashti hai ya
chaand ki paalki hai
chali jaa rahi hai
udi jaa rahi hai
ye kashti hai ya
chaand ki paalki hai
chali jaa rahi hai
udi jaa rahi hai

meri jaan muhabbat
ke hain ye karishme
mubobbat bhi sab rang
dikhlaa rahi hai
aajaa
baahon mein
dil ki
raahon mein
jhhukti nazren
Allah Allah
uthhti palkein
Allah Allah
armaan
jagaao na
toofaan
utthaao na
rukti saansein
Allah Allah
behki baatein
Allah Allah


This article is written by Mahesh Mamadapur, 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 :

4441 Post No. : 15885

Non Film Songs of Mukesh – 02
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These days, new-borns, barely a few hours old are made to wear full pants. It was not the case three and a half decades back at least in my case.

I got my full pant stitched only when I entered High School from primary grade. And, that too since it was mandatory for boys to start wearing full pants from VIII standard. Else, who knows, I would have had to wait for another 3 years for this luxury when I would step into college life. Jeans and readymade pants were an ultra-luxury which would have to wait for some more time.

What “aspect” of the body of a 12-year-old boy gets covered by wearing full pants is something which I have never been able to contemplate till today. Now at 46, I prepare wearing shorts even when going to the market. 🙂 How times change.

With full pants, the amount of pocket money received from parents also started improving. Especially, during and after matriculation, along with the coins, times arrived wherein I started possessing currency notes of 1, 2, 5 and on rare occasions even 10 and 20.

Family visits to restaurants did happen frequently. However, unlike the popular Punjabi la carte option these days, it was more of a combination of 2-3 snacks even for dinner. After matriculation, I developed the audacity of visiting restaurants on my own and ordering food items of my choice. This was basically after returning from college classes which were not so stringent as that of school. Then there was the option of bunking classes too.

Onion uttappa with a cup of tea or limca were my preferred choices. Sitting alone in restaurants and savouring these dishes is an experience I will never forget. At Belgaum, the place from which I hail, there were a few restaurants known for their special dishes. A hotel named “New Grand” established in 1948, had a popular and unique taste of upma which continues to be the talk of the city even today. Recently, the hotel has been demolished and moved away to a nearby location. But the ambience and the taste of food items no longer exits.

There is also a restaurant called “Ajantha” famous for its missal. It continues to be served to this day, but then again, the aroma and the taste of the bygone era is lost forever. Soft and fluffy idlis with unique taste of coconut chutney and sambar continue to be much preferred dish in this hotel to this day.

Quite adjacent to “New Grand” hotel was a theatre named Rex, which has also been now modified into a mini-mall/coffee shop etc. It was in this theatre that I saw my first and only “old Hindi movie” on a big screen.

The movie name was Neel Kamal released in 1968 which I saw in 1991/1992. I basically went to see it for the Rafi saab number Tujhko pukaare meraa pyaar. The storyline was quite annoying for me. Waheeda Rehman must have had a good walking exercise while the film was being made. 🙂

However, apart from the Rafi numbers, I came out of the theatre appreciating Asha Bhosale’s rendition of He rom rom mein basnewaale Ram. Listening and watching these songs which I had heard on radio/tape recorder on the big screen was quite a thrilling experience for me.

Born in 74, by the time I was 18, it was early nineties. Readers of the blog may well acknowledge that I write and present songs mainly from 40’s to 60’s. I sometimes venture into 70’s in case the need arises. So, basically, I discuss songs from an era before I was born. 🙂

Coming to watching old Hindi movies, I must admit that I score very badly on this front. I am yet to watch even classics such as Barsaat (49), Anmol Ghadi (1946), Deedar(1951), Andaz (1949) and a host of such movies. I did buy CD/DVD of many such movies but never cared to watch them.

Coming back to pocket money and my newfound freedom to spend on my own, I got myself involved into buying stamps, coins, books, novels, audio cassettes etc.

During one such venture in a cassettes shop, I came across a two-cassette pack of non-film ghazals of Mukesh. While I was quite familiar with filmi songs, it was on very odd occasions that I heard the NFS of Mukesh on Radio Ceylon. My joy knew no bounds when I caught sight of this pack. However, the joy seemed to be short lived. Let me explain.

The two-cassette pack was priced 55 and I must have hardly had 30 rupees. I was adamant on buying whatever 30 rupees could buy. The shop keeper explained that since it is a pack of two, individual cassettes cannot be sold. And for me to collect another 25 rupees would have taken months. I spent quite a while with him imploring and pleading to sell one of them. After much cajoling he did agree to sell Cassette No 01 priced 27.5 rupees.

The episode did not end with my purchase of one cassette. My next demand (off course free of cost) was the cover of the pack with a debonair looking Mukesh in excellent print staring straight into the eyes of the beholder. With special permission from the bosses, I am reproducing the picture of the cassette cover. I have always been awestruck with the gaze in the eyes of Mukesh in this picture.

The same snap of Mukesh was on the main cover. Now tell me, which Mukesh fan would walk away without possessing this poster.

Digressing, “poster” reminds me of my other craving and madness of collecting model Deepti Bhatnagar’s posters, calendars, advertisements or whatever my eyes would set upon featuring the beauty. This will require a separate and detailed article altogether and thankfully this series gives me ample scope and opportunity of indulging in such revelations. As the film trailers would shout “Coming soon at a theatre near you “, I have revealed the model’s name to keep the post awaited. 🙂

Coming back to the cassette story, the shopkeeper was in no position to yield stating that he himself is not sure if the other cassette would be sold as I had just bought only one. He even threatened to take back what he had just sold and return my money. Counting my blessings, I ran away with this single cassette. The date on which I had bought it was 30 January 1992. The cassette was released by HMV 4 years earlier in February 1988. I know these details since the cassette cover is still in my possession and I had this good habit of writing the date on which I bought such things.

At the shop, it did not cross my mind that I should have tried taking a photostat copy of the back of the pack or even noting the details of the songs that were printed. As for me, mobile phones in 1992 were only in the books of George Orwell, Arthur Clarke etc. 🙂

Well, after a couple of months, I did go back to the shop to purchase the second cassette. Yes, along with the pack cover ofcourse. 🙂

Unfortunately, the shop was selling some other commodities and the cassette guy had vanished. On enquiry, I was told that the earlier guy had closed shop for whatever reasons. I only prayed to God that the reason should not have been the sale of a single cassette for what should have been sold in a pack of two.

For many years, I always wondered what songs Cassette number 2 contained. Now with the advent of internet and the ease with which anything under the sun can be searched, I have got the full details of the cassettes. Interested readers may visit this site for the same.

Readers may be aware that I have posted two articles on the association of Mukesh with Khaiyyam saab in my other series. One article with the filmi songs of the combo and the other featured all the NFS.

Here is the post which covered the all NFS of Mukesh with Khaiyyam saab..
Coming to today’s NFS, I have chosen a Ghalib ghazal composed by Khaiyyam saab. Needless to mention, this ghazal is one of the ten songs in cassette number 01.

This ghazal was first released on records in 1963, as can be seen from the record label above.


Song-Ham rashq ko apne bhi gawaara nahin karte (Mukesh NFS)(1963) Singer-Mukesh, Lyrics-Ghalib, MD-Khayyam

Lyrics

ham rashq ko apne bhi gawaaraa nahin karte
ham rashq ko apne bhi gawaaraa nahin karte
marte hain vale un ki tamannaa nahin karte
marte hain vale un ki tamannaa nahin karte

dar pardaa unhen ghair se hai rabt-e-nihaani ee ee ee
dar pardaa unhen ghair se hai rabt-e-nihaani ee
zaahir kaa ye pardaa hai ki pardaa nahin karte
zaahir kaa ye pardaa hai ki pardaa nahin karte
marte hain vale un ki tamannaa nahin karte

ye baais-e-naumeedi-e-arbaab-e-hawas hai ae ae ae ae
ye baais-e-naumeedi-e-arbaab-e-hawas hai ae
Ghalib ko buraa kahte ho
Ghalib ko buraa kahte ho achchhaa nahin karte ae
Ghalib ko buraa kahte ho achchhaa nahin karte ae
Ghalib ko buraa kahte ho achchhaa nahin karte ae
ham rashq ko apne bhi gawaaraa nahin karte ae ae ae


This article is written by Mahesh Mamadapur, 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 :

4429 Post No. : 15856 Movie Count :

4363

Mukesh and his Composers – 20
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A riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma.
This is a quote famously attributed to English politician and statesman Winston Churchill for his views on Russian engagement during World War II. This analogy may be completely irrelevant to the context of today’s post, but then I could not help remembering the above quote when I became cognizant of the total number of Hindi songs sung by Mukesh for the composer being discussed in today’s post.

Well, we are talking about composer Avinash Vyas and Mukesh’s association with him. To sustain the unusual mystery and the context of the first two paras, I would request readers to guess the total Hindi songs sung by Mukesh for Avinash Vyas.

Meanwhile, to reveal Mukesh’s collaboration with him in Gujarati films and non-film songs, here are the details of the same. As usual, I had requested Shri Harish Raghuwanshi, the compiler of Mukesh Geetkosh to confirm the details of the combo. Further, I had requested him to send me only the total number of songs that Mukesh sang in Gujarati under Avinash Vyas.

However, Shri Harish ji despite his poor eyesight and health issues was kind enough to send me the complete details including confirmation of the total songs sung in Hindi films as well. Instead of keeping such invaluable details confined to my inbox, I thought it prudent to include the details in the present post and following are the two tables with the details self-explanatory.

List of Gujarati Film songs sung by Mukesh under the baton of Avinash Vyas
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S.No Name of Film (Gujarati) No. of.Songs
1 Bhakta Tulsidas 5
2 Kaadu Makraani 1
3 Kanku Ane Kanya 1
4 Ghar Ni Shobha 1
5 Jamaairaaj 1
6 Bhaada Taaraa Vaheta paani 1
7 Santu Rangili 1
8 Sorathi Sinh 1
Total 08 Films Total 12 Songs


List of Gujarati NFS sung by Mukesh under the baton of Avinash Vyas

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S.No NFS (Gujarati)
1 Aaj Kharu Avtarvaanu
2 Aapan Sahuye
3 Ghadi ghoonghat…. Nazar ne kahi doh
4 Chaalyaaj karoon
5 Jaa re Jhanda jaa
6 Priti nu pushp… aavo toy saarun
7 Pankhida ne aa pinjaru
8 Hey tane jaataa joi

Thus, Mukesh sang 12 filmi and 08 non-filmi Gujarati songs under the baton of Avinash Vyas. That’s obviously a total of 20 songs.

So, what could be the total number of Hindi songs sung by Mukesh for Avinash Vyas who scored music in some 52 movies and composed 390+ known songs.
Thirty? Twenty? Ten?

Well, before we proceed to discuss the surprise number, here are two important links for the details of the work done by Avinash Vyas.

  1. https://atulsongaday.me/2020/08/20/aaja-re-dukhiyaa-dharti-tujhe-pukaare/
  2. https://www.songsofyore.com/forgotten-composers-unforgettable-melodies-8-avinash-vyas/

The first link is a recent post by Atul ji, in which he has painstakingly put together the complete known works of Avinash Vyas in Hindi films and the details of his songs covered on the blog.

The second link is a post by Shri Ashok M Vaishnav ji on Songs of Yore blog wherein the life and works of Avinash Vyas is reflected. Some interesting discussion in the comments section reveal the continued lack of clarity on the total number of films scored and the songs composed by the music director.

Now, coming to the total songs sung by Mukesh under Avinash Vyas, finally, here is the complete list.

 

S.No Name of song Movie (Year of release) Lyricist
1 Tim tima tim Har Har Mahadev (1950) Ramesh Shastri
2 Nitya nirantar boley anta Shiv Shakti (1952) Munshi Saagar Hussain
3 Jo ugta hai woh dhalta hai Mata Mahakali (1968) Bharat Vyas

What?
Three songs only?

Well, however much we may debate and discuss, the fact of the matter is that there are only 3 songs of the combo. The composer was known for composing mainly for religious and mythological films. Contrary to popular belief, Mukesh has sung enough devotional songs in films which, as his other genre songs, have also become quite famous. Then, why such a low figure of only 3 songs is simply surprising.

Mukesh has sung only one song each in 3 of the 52 films scored by Avinash Vyas in Hindi.

So, why hardly 3 songs of the combo? As I have contemplated in my earlier posts on such surprises, there could be no reason whatsoever. More occasions simply did not happen. This could be the most plausible reason that one could come up with. As I finish writing this post, I am still under disbelief that there are only 3 songs of the combo.

Anyway, going through the songs, first two have been covered on the blog. The one from ‘Har Har Mahadev’ is in fact a famous duet with Sulochana Kadam. The second one from ‘Shiv Shakti’ is a solo bhajan.

It can be traced easily on the blog that if Mukesh has sung in any film, then that particular song is most likely the first to be featured or debuted on the blog.

Today’s film ‘Mata Mahakali’ (1968) also makes its debut on the blog with this highly philosophical song. The film was released under the banner of Sharad Productions and directed by Dhirubhai Desai. The cast included Ashish Kumar, Jaishree Gadkar, Nalini Chonker, Shahu Modak etc.

Lastly, Shri Harish ji has also confirmed that there are no NFS in Hindi of the combo. I thank him again for all the help he rendered in completing this post.

Song – Jo ugta hai wo dhalta hai (Mata Mahakali)(1968) Singer – Mukesh, Lyrics – Bharat Vyas, MD – Avinash Vyas

Lyrics

jo ugta hai woh dhalta hai
samay ka chakra chalta hai
arey maanav sambhal ke chal
samay karwat badalta hai

jo ugta hai woh dhalta hai
samay ka chakra chalta hai
arey maanav sambhal ke chal
samay karwat badalta hai

jo ugta hai woh dhalta hai

ye dekho surya ka jalwa
subeh ko jo nikalta hai
ye dekho surya ka jalwa
subeh ko jo nikalta hai
chamkta hai
damakta hai
magar sandhya ko dhalta hai
ye uthne aur girne ka
sada hi khel chalta hai
arey maanav sambhal ke chal
samay karwat badalta hai
jo ugta hai woh dhalta hai

arey insaan akad mat aaj tu apni bulandi par
arey insaan akad mat aaj tu apni bulandi par
na girte der lagti hai
samay ki ek mandi par
vidhaata ne likha jo lekh
taale se na talta hai
arey maanav sambhal ke chal
samay karwat badalta hai
jo ugta hai wo dhalta hai
samay ka chakra chalta hai
arey maanav sambhal ke chal
samay karwat badalta hai
jo ugta hai wo dhalta hai

jo singhasan par baitha tha
kiya karta tha manmaani
jo singhasan pe baitha tha
kiya karta tha manmaani
wo naukar ban ke teli ka
chalaata hai arey ghaani
samay ke saamne har aadmi ka
kuchh na chalta hai
arey maanav sambhal ke chal
samay karwat badalta hai
jo ugta hai wo dhalta hai

lagan panchhi ki pinjar se
jise ye tod na sakta
lagan panchhi ki pinjar se
jise ye tod na sakta
ye toota hai
ye phoota hai
basera chhod na sakta
samay ki baat keechad se
yahaan pankaj nikalta hai
arey maanav sambhal ke chal
samay karwat badalta hai
jo ugta hai wo dhalta hai
samay ka chakra chalta hai
arey maanav sambhal ke chal
samay karwat badalta hai
jo ugta hai wo dhalta hai

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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जो उगता है वो ढलता है
समय का चक्र चलता है
अरे मानव संभाल के चल
समय करवट बदलता है

जो उगता है वो ढलता है
समय का चक्र चलता है
अरे मानव संभाल के चल
समय करवट बदलता है

जो उगता है वो ढलता है

ये देखो सूर्य का जलवा
सुबह को को निकलता है
ये देखो सूर्य का जलवा
सुबह को को निकलता है
चमकता है
दमकता है
मगर संध्या को ढलता है
ये उठने और गिरने का
सदा ही खेल चलता है
अरे मानव संभाल के चल
समय करवट बदलता है
जो उगता है वो ढलता है

अरे इंसान अकड़ मत आज तू अपनी बुलंदी पर
अरे इंसान अकड़ मत आज तू अपनी बुलंदी पर
ना गिरते देर लगती है
समय की एक मंदी पर
विधाता ने लिखा जो लेख
टाले से ना टलता है
अरे मानव संभाल के चल
समय करवट बदलता है
जो उगता है वो ढलता है
समय का चक्र चलता है
अरे मानव संभाल के चल
समय करवट बदलता है
जो उगता है वो ढलता है

जो सिंघासन पर बैठा था
किया करता था मनमानी
जो सिंघासन पर बैठा था
किया करता था मनमानी
वो नौकर बन के तेली का
चलाता है अरे घानी
समय के सामने हर आदमी का कुछ ना चलता है
अरे मानव संभाल के चल
समय करवट बदलता है
जो उगता है वो ढलता है

लगन पंछी की पिंजर से
जिसे ये तोड़ ना सकता
लगन पंछी की पिंजर से
जिसे ये तोड़ ना सकता
ये टूटा है
ये फूटा है
बसेरा छोड़ ना सकता
समय की बात कीचड़ से
यहाँ पंकज निकलता है
अरे मानव संभाल के चल
समय करवट बदलता है
जो उगता है वो ढलता है
समय का चक्र चलता है
अरे मानव संभाल के चल
समय करवट बदलता है
जो उगता है वो ढलता है


This article is written by Mahesh Mamadapur, 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 :

4422 Post No. : 15837

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Non Film Songs of Mukesh – 01
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“But, I dont remember singing this song.”- Legendary singer Kundan Lal Saigal is said to have said these words on hearing Mukesh’s iconic solo song from Peheli Nazar (1945).
Of all the awards, love, affection and recognition that Mukesh continues to draw the world over, I feel the above words by the legend was the single most and greatest achievement of Mukesh.

Remembering Mukesh on his remembrance day, I humbly start with this new series on his non-film songs.

Mukesh is one of the few singers whose filmi and non-filmi songs continue to be popular among the masses.

Before I proceed further, we must again thank one of the pioneers of compilation of film songs and the untiring efforts of Shri Harish Raghuwanshi, the compiler of Mukesh Geet Kosh. It was because of his widely acclaimed work that a fair and correct number of songs sung by Mukesh came to the fore. He has been most helpful to me in all my previous posts on Mukesh. The conviction with which I conclude and present posts is the assurance given by him that a particular table of song contents is correct. I will always remain hugely indebted to all the help he has rendered.

As we have seen in the past few years, quite a few rare and seldom heard released and unreleased film songs of Mukesh continue to be unearthed from the archives of HFM history.

Same is the case with NF songs. Though there are several lists available on the net, as a matter of fact not all are in the public domain as of now.

As such it is difficult to pin-point the exact number of NF songs sung by Mukesh in this post but we shall proceed with the series and see where we eventually land up. And since this series will generally be devoid of tables etc, I am contemplating writing on my personal experience topics in the forthcoming posts.

However, this post is on Mukesh and his voice. A phenomenal voice which cannot be explained in plain words and continues to enthrall music lovers the world over.

For Mukesh it was never about number of songs. Nor was it about remuneration. There are many recollections by artists who have said that Mukesh upon rendering the songs used to walk away without collecting his fees if the filmmakers were into any financial trouble.

In spite of having huge financial problems in the mid-fifties, Mukesh was never lured by financial gains. And, that is also the reason why he opted to sing many NFS.

It was always about quality of songs that he sang. No wonder it is an indisputable fact that he had the highest hit ratio among all his contemporaries.

Sadness in the voice was his virtue, a trademark that will remain etched in the annals of music for times to come.

For today’s inaugural post of the series, I take up this popular song written by Madhukar Rajasthani and composed by J. P. Kaushik.


Song-Aaj gagan se chanda utra (Mukesh NFS) (1963) Singer-Mukesh, Lyrics-Madhukar Rajasthani, MD-J P Kaushik

Lyrics

aaj gagan se chanda utraa
aa gaya meri baahon mein
apalak dekhoon
keha na sakoon kuchh
hoyi raat nigaahon mein
aaj gagan se chanda utraa

cham cham chamke pathh taaron ka
chham chham karta kaun chala
cham cham chamke pathh taaron ka
chham chham karta kaun chala
sapnon ki tasveer si khinch gayi
door gagan ki raahon mein aen
aaj gagan se chanda utraa
aa gaya meri baahon mein
aaj gagan se chanda utraa

jaane kis dhun mein deewaana
madhushaala ke dwaar pe aaya
jaane kis dhun mein deewaana
madhushaala ke dwaar pe aaya
pyaala chhoota haath se uske
bikhra husn ke paanwon mein aen
aaj gagan se chanda utraa
aa gaya meri baahon mein
aaj gagan se chanda utraa


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Blog Day :

4421 Post No. : 15832

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2010-2020) – Song No.59
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As was the wont those days ten years ago, six songs were discussed in the blog, in chronological order of their release. The first song, from 1951 was covered first and gradually the other songs were covered in chronological order. The first song was posted at 9 :12 AM and the sixth at 9:58. So by the then prevailing standards of the blog, I may have woken up late. 🙂

Here are the details of the six songs discussed on 26 August 2010:-

Song Movie title-Year Remarks
Huye ham jinke liye barbaad Deedaar-1951 All songs covered
Laagi chhoote naa ab to sanam Kaali Topi Laal Roomaal-1959 All songs covered
Agar main poochhoon jawaab doge Shikaari-1963 All songs covered
Dilrubaa dil pe tu Rajkumar-1964 All songs covered
Saanchi kaho mose baalmaa Jawaani Mastaani-1972 03 songs posted
Deepak hai tu piyaa main teri jyoti Gaayatri Mahimaa-1977 Movie made its debut. 01 song posted so far

One can see that the first four movies have already been YIPPEED in the blog. So, that leaves us with just two movies that are eligible for the “Blog Ten Year Challenge” today.

“Gaayatri Mahimaa”(1977) made its debut in the blog ten years ago, and that remains the only song from the movie discussed in the blog, unlike songs of four other movies that got YIPPEED iduring the interim period. So, this slow progressing movie is a fit movie to be taken up for the “Blog Ten Year Challenge”. So here is the second song from the movie. This song is sung by Mukesh and chorus. Bharat Vyas is the lyricist. Music is composed by Chitragupta.

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

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


Song-Aanand mangal karoon aarti (Gaayatri Mahima)(1977) Singer-Mukesh, Lyrics-Bharat Vyas, MD-Chitragupta
Chorus
Mukesh + Chorus

Lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

Om
Aa aa
Om
Aa aa
Om
Aa aa

Aanand mangal karoon aarti
Jai gaayatri maataa
Aanand mangal karoon aarti
Jai gaayatri maataa

Chaaron vedon ki janani tu
Mahaamantra ki daataa
Chaaron vedon ki janani tu
Mahaamantra ki daataa

Aanand mangal karoon aarti
Jai gaayatri maataa

Aa aa aa
Aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa a aa

Teri mahimaa hai niraali
Tu sabki kare rakhwaali
Teri mahimaa hai niraali
Tu sabki kare rakhwaali

Bhoole bhatke logon ko tu
Sanmaarg dikhaane waali
Gyaan ki devi tu hai maataa aa aa aa
Gyaan ki devi tu hai maataa
Sabki bhaagya vidhaataa
Aanand mangal karoon aarti
Jai gaayatri maataa
Aanand mangal karoon aarti
Jai gaayatri maataa

Aa aa aa
Aa aa aa aa

Hai teri anupam maayaa
Jiskaa koi paar na paaya
Hai teri anupam maayaa
Jiskaa koi paar na paaya

Hai koti koti sooryon kaa
Tujhme adbhoot tej samaayaa
Tere tej ki ek kiran se ae ae ae
Tere tej ki ek kiran se
Mann ujjwal ho jaataa
Aanand mangal karoon aarti
Jai gaayatri maataa

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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आ आ

आ आ आ

आ आ

आनंद मंगल करूँ आरती
जय गायत्री माता
आनंद मंगल करूँ आरती
जय गायत्री माता

चारों वेदों की जननी तू
महामंत्र की दाता
चारों वेदों की जननी तू
महामंत्र की दाता

आनंद मंगल करूँ आरती
जय गायत्री माता

आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ

तेरी महिमा है निराली
तू सबकी करे रखवाली
तेरी महिमा है निराली
तू सबकी करे रखवाली

भूले भटके लोगों को तू
सन्मार्ग दिखाने वाली
ज्ञान की देवी तू है माता आ आ आ
ज्ञान की देवी तू है माता
सब की भाग्य विधाता
आनंद मंगल करूँ आरती
जय गायत्री माता
आनंद मंगल करूँ आरती
जय गायत्री माता

आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ

है तेरी अनुपम माया
जिसका कोई पार न पाया
है तेरी अनुपम माया
जिसका कोई पार न पाया

है कोटि कोटि सूर्यों का
तुझमे अद्भूत तेज समाया
तेरे तेज की एक किरण से ए ए ए
तेरे तेज की एक किरण से
मन उज्जवल हो जाता
आनंद मंगल करूँ आरती
जय गायत्री माता


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4416 Post No. : 15823

Mukesh and his co-singers –7
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There is a school of thought amongst music lovers that the voice of Manna Dey suited better for Raj Kapoor than Mukesh. While technically, there could be substance to the concept, it remains a fact that the empathy evolving from the voice of Mukesh and the emotion and expressions of Raj Kapoor’s acting on screen fitted to a T. No wonder RK upon hearing Mukesh’s demise in far off Detroit city commented that he had lost his soul. I am of the firm opinion that the voice of Mukesh on Raj Kapoor suited most aptly than the actor singing himself.

As far as Manna Dey singing for Raj Kapoor is concerned, the songs from Chori Chori, Shree 420, Dil Hi Toh Hai, Mera Naam Joker etc. come to the mind instantly. Chori Chori and Shree 420, both released in 1956 were at a time when Mukesh was experimenting with many departments of films and had also signed a contract for the film Maashuqa as an actor-singer with heroine none other than Suraiya. The Contractalso had a clause that he would not be singing for anyone else till the completion of the film. The film unfortunately got delayed and so did the successful career of Mukesh.

It is for this reason that even though Mukesh has the iconic solo, a duet with Lata and a triad with Rafi saab and Lata, Manna Dey had his share of songs in the movie Shree 420 including the popular pyar hua ikraar hua hai.

It is said that Mukesh after singing 3 songs in the film conveyed to RK that he could no longer be part of the film because of the Contract that he had signed. So why didn’t Manna Dey establish himself as a permanent or a more frequent RK voice. Well, it was the year 1958, Mukesh free from the clutches of his Contract came back as a playback singer and boy what a return that was.

Madhumati, Parvarish, Phir Subah Hogi and Yahudi all under different composers and picturised on RK and Dilip Kumar were runway hits. Mukesh had found his mojo back. Raj Kapoor understood that with Mukesh giving him playback he need not look any further. The bond between them remained forever. Body and the soul’s bonding was noticed not only by Shankar Jaikishan but by other composers also. Thus, when Raj Kapoor forayed acting for other production houses, it was usually Mukesh who was summoned for playback.

Thus, we have Manna Dey singing only a few songs for Raj Kapoor in spite of the popularity of songs from Shree 420 and Chori Chori in 1956. However, all composers were also aware of the limitations of Mukesh and the versatility of Manna Day especially for the songs based on classical music. It is pertinent to mention the song from Dil Hi Toh Hai 1963. While most of the songs from this film were sung by Mukesh, Roshan the composer rightly found it prudent to have Manna Dey sing the popular Laagaa, chunri mein daag. With due respects to other stalwarts, I am of the firm opinion that no singer could have pulled off this song as elegantly as Manna Dey.

This post and the series as such is on Mukesh’s collaboration with other singers. And in this instance also, it’s not only about Mukesh and Manna Dey singing for RK camp but for all the songs that they rendered together in HFM. But then many songs sung by Manna Dey for Raj Kapoor have also become quite popular and hence I had to devote a majority of the post for their individual songs on Raj Kapoor.

Whilst we are on the discussing the singers in unison, I should highlight that Mukesh has sung a comic solo under Manna Dey’s composition for the film Chamkee (1952). I have always been curious to know why this song was offered to Mukesh as Manna Dey himself was quite apt at singing such songs. One possible reason could be due to the bad phase that Mukesh had entered during this period and this was could have been some kind of help extended.

Coming to today’s post, here is the list of all songs in which Mukesh and Manna Dey featured together. Not surprisingly, most of them are with multiple singers and chorus. Quite a few of them are rare and popular.

1 under Anilda is famous song from a popular film. It is interesting to note that it is sung by four singers whose names start with the letter “M”. Needless to say, it’s the only one of its kind in HFM where they have come together.

2 had many songs by Mukesh featured on Raj Kapoor and Mahendra Kapoor and Manna Dey join in for other actors in the song. Its again rare to find Geeta Dutt in SJ camp.

3 and 4 are under Hemant Kumar who himself was an accomplished singer and composer but got to many sing songs by other singers in his compositions. Mukesh has sung about half a dozen songs under him.

5 is quite a comic song on which our Arunkumar ji has written a detailed post.

S.No Name of the Song Movie (Year of release) Other co-singers if any Music Director Lyricist
1 Kadam kadam se dil de Chaar Dil Chaar Raahen (1959) Mahendra Kapoor, Meena Kapoor Anil Biswas Sahir Ludhianvi
2 Hai aag hamaare seene mein Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai (1960) Geeta Dutt, Mahendra Kapoor, Lata Mangeshkar Shankar Jaikishan Shailendra
3 Mujhko mohabbat ho gayi hai Biwi Aur Makaan (1966) Talat Mehmood, Hemant Kumar, Joginder, Hemant Kumar Gulzar
4 Aa tha jab janam liya tha Biwi Aur Makaan (1966) Hemant Kumar Hemant Kumar Gulzar
5 Ye kaun hain ye kaun hain jo besahaara hain Main Sundar Hoon (1971) Asha Bhonsle Shankar Jaikishan Anand Bakshi
6 Besharmi se sharam na kar Teen Chor (1973) Mohammed Rafi Sonik Omi Rajendra Krishan
7 Na tum ho yaar aloo Dus Numbri (1976) Laxmikant Pyarelal Majrooh Sultanpuri
8 Dilruba Dilliwali Dus Numbri (1976) Asha Bhonsle Laxmikant Pyarelal Majrooh Sultanpuri

4, 6, 7 and 8 from the above list are yet to be featured on the blog and I take up song number 7 for representation in this post.

Shri Harish Raghuwanshi of Surat, the compiler of Mukesh Geetkosh has helped me with confirming the correctness of and completeness of the above table of songs. I express my sincere thanks to him for his continued support.

Dus Numbri (1976) in which Mukesh had 04 songs was in continuation with the many songs that he was singing for Manoj Kumar during late sixties and seventies. The title song of this movie remains famous. Strangely, this title song is the only song of this film to be featured on the blog so far. Mukesh and Manoj Kumar’s combination had become quite popular with some outstanding songs. I had read somewhere that they were planning to produce a film upon the return of Mukesh from his US tour in 1976. As we are aware, Mukesh never came back from that tour as he passed away on 27 August 1976 in Detroit. This date being around the corner, my next post will be on his remembrance day and probably starting with a new series.


Song-Na tum ho yaar aaloo na hum hain yaar gobhi (Dus Numberi)(1976) Singers-Mukesh, Manna Dey, Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal
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Lyrics

na tum ho yaar aaloo
na hum hain yaar gobhi
na tum ho yaar aaloo
na hum hain yaar gobhi
tum bhi ho yaar dhobhi
aur hum bhi yaar dhobhi
na tum ho yaar aaloo
na hum hain yaar gobhi
tum bhi ho yaar dhobi
aur hum bhi yaar dhobhi

na tum ho yaar aaloo
na hum hain yaar gobhi

suno majboori suno
tumse kya chori suno
suno majboori suno
tumse kya chori suno
ik din ka haal suno
ae Hiralal
kya bataaun huye kya kya lafde
kya bataaun huye kya kya lafde
saaheb ka suit pahan
le kar ke apni dhoban
hum bioscope chala dekhte hai

laallaallaa oy hoy
hoy hoy

ho ho
shaamat ki maat mera
saaheb bhi yaar mila
raste mein aur laga dekhne
dekha jo suit
ho diya kas kar do boot
ho gaali de de ke pakdi gardaniya
gaali de de ke pakdi gardaniya
ho machi wo dhooma dhoom (?)
wo kahin ho gayi re gum
usi hullad mein meri dhobaniya
usi hullad mein meri dhobaniya

dhoban ko le uda re
kyaa jaane kaun lobhi
dhoban ko le uda re
kyaa jaane kaun lobhi
tum bhi ho yaar dhobi
aur hum bhi yaar dhobi

na tum ho yaar aaloo
na hum hain yaar gobhi

o ho
suno majboori suno
tumse kya chori suno
suno majboori suno
tumse kya chori suno
apna bhi haal suno
ae Bansilal
coat maine bhi pehna kisi ka
coat maine bhi pehna kisi ka
arre kya thhi khabar
ke hai uske andar
ke photu hai mama inhi ka
hai aiyyo
ke photu hai mama inhi ka
dhoban ko sang liye
chehre pe rang liye
unhu
hotel pahunchaane bechaara
o oarkhaane ke baad
daala paackit mein haath
ke chukaa doon use daam saara
dena thha maal
diya photu nikaal
aisa dhokha hua mujh ko tagda
aisa dhokha hua mujh ko tagda
dhoban ne dekh
diye thhapad do ek
aur kar ke dhamaal
noch kar sar ke baal
kahin chal di wo kar ke jhagda
haay haay
kahin chal di wo kar ke jhagda
meri maal

ab haal mera sun kar
chup kyun ho
kuchh kaho jee
ab haal mera sun kar
chup kyun ho
kuchh kaho jee
tum bhi ho yaar dhobi
aur hum bhi yaar dhobi
na tum ho yaar aaloo
na hum hai yaar gobhi

suno majboori suno
tumse kya chori suno
suno majboori suno
tumse kya chori suno
hum bhi dil rakhhte to hain
pyaar kar sakte to hain

ho jee ek dhoban meri
haaye mehbooban meri
ek dam thi aazaadi
nayi nayi huyi thhi shaadi

par meri jaan e jahaan
wo gayi jaane kahaan
par meri jaan e jahaan
wo gayi jaane kahaan
aise lagti thhi
aise lagti thhi
gale haaye Raam
jaise istri chale haaye Raam
ho jabse wo gayi chali haaye Raam
main phiroon gali gali haaye Raam

arre chhod gayi dil mein kaanta
maar gyi dhobi paataa
milne ka yaar uske
koi jatan karo jee
milne ka yaar uske
koi jatan karo jee
tum bhi ho yaar dhobi
aur hum bhi yaar dhobi
na tum ho yaar aaloo
na hum hain yaar gobhi
tum bhi ho yaar dhobi
aur hum bhi yaar dhobi
na tum ho yaar aaloo
na hum hain yaar gobhi


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