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This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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 :

4982 Post No. : 16865

Today’s song is from the film Gul E Bakawali-1956.

Wild and fertile imagination has been a tool of entertaining mankind from ancient times. Today, old people tell tales to youngsters like they were told by their grandparents and so on. This has been going on and in the process, many creative authors chipped in their ‘ Two Cents ” to those existing stories enriching them further. Thus the child in the Adult man has always been provided fodder for his satiation for Romance and Thrill.

Arabian Nights has been one such book. Generations after generations have enjoyed the exploits of Allauddin, Alibaba and Sindbabd. Gul E Bakavali or the Magic flower of the plant Bakavali is also one of these stories. Needless to say that the filmmakers from the Silent era to the Talkie era have used this story in their films.

Gul E Bakavali-1924 was the first silent film on this story. And the first story in Talkie films was made in 1932. Let us see the History of these films….

GUL-E-BAKAVALI or the magic flower of the Bakavali Tree is supposed to do many things which are unimaginable. Gul-e-Bakawali is a popular medieval romance in many versions. The seventeenth-century poet Nawazish Khan was perhaps the first to write a Bangla version of Gule Bakawali, a story in verse about the love of Prince Taj ul mulk for the fairy Bakawali. The Sprinter catalogue records an Urdu Gule Bakawali written in verse in 1625. In 1722, Sheikh Izzatullah, a Bengali, wrote a prose version, Taj ul mulk Gule Bakawali, in persian. It is not known on which version Nawazish Khan based his poem.

There were several variant versions of Gule Bakawali, such as the poetic versions by Muhammad Mukim (1760–70), Muhammad Ali, Munsi Ebadat Ali (1840), Umacharan Mitra (1834), and Abdus Shakur, and the prose version by Bijaynath Mukhopadhyaya (1904). Kedarnath Gangopadhyaya wrote a play based on the story in 1978. Ebadat Ali’s Gule Bakawali is a dobhasi puthi.

The story was also popular in Urdu. Thus, at the beginning of the nineteenth century, Munshi Nehalchand Lahori wrote a prose version titled Mazhabe Ishq (1803), and Dayashankar Nasim wrote a masnavi (poem) called Gulzare Nasim (1835).

* Gul-e-Bakavali was the first picture with the same subject as Silent film in 1924 directed by Kanjibhai Rathod and produced by Kohinoor flms. It starred Jamna, Khalil, Fatma Begum, Noor Mohamed, Sabita Devi, Sultana, Usha Rani and Zubeida.

* The story was made as Silent film again in 1930 (Starring Vishnu, Gulab .. Dir Mohanlal Shah)

* Gul-e-Bakavali was made into Hindi films five times in 1932 ( starring Ashraf Khan, Zaibunnisa.. Dir Anand Prasad Kapoor), 1947 ( Starring Feroz Dastur, Menaka, Rabab, Sanober..Dir Rustom Modi), 1956 ( starring MG Ramachandran,Varalaxmi, Rajkumari…Dir Ramanna TR), 1963( starring Jairaj, Nishi.. Dir Jugal Kishore) and 1982( starring Feroz Khan , Amjad Khan … Dir Ravi (Kant Nagaich )..

* The story was pictured earlier in Telugu in 1938 with title Gulebakavali directed by Kallakoori Sadasivaravu and starring B. Jayamma. and again pictured as Gulebakavali Katha in 1962 (starring NT Ramarao , Jamuna, Nagaratnam .. Dir Kamalakara Kameshwara Rao)

* There are two Tamil versions, one from mid 30’s by Soundararajan (Tamilnadu Talkies fame!) and another version in 1955 , directed and produced by T. R. Ramanna and starring M. G. Ramachandran, T.R. Rajakumari and G. Varalakshmi…

The earlier Punjabi version was released in 1938 (*Baby Noorjehan , Ajmal , M Isamil … Dir Barkat Mehra) …

In Pakistan the story was pictured in 1961 (Ilyas Kashmiri, Jamila Razzaq .. Dir Munshi Dil .. MD.. Safdar Hussain ).

Today’s film was a Tamil film dubbed in Hindi. The film was made by Madras Cine Corporation and was marketed by R.R. pictures, Madras. The director was Ramanna and the MD was Gyan Datt. The cast of the film was T R Rajkumari, M G Ramchandran, Tangavalan, Raja Sulochana, G Varalakshmi, Chandrababu and others. 8 Songs of the film were written by P L Santoshi (7) and Indivar (1).

M G Ramchandran, N T Rama Rao, Gemini Ganesan, Shivaji Ganesan and many well known Southern Heroes wanted to act in Hindi films, but their problem was Language. Thus most of their Films in Hindi are dubbed films, though Gemini Ganesan made some Hindi film appearances in person. The score for others in Hindi is MGR (11 films), NTR (23 films), Gemini Ganesan (24 films), and Shivaji Ganesan (19 films). (The famous Kannada Hero Dr. Rajkumar did not work at all in any Hindi film.) Same is the case with South Heroines. Let us see about T R Rajkumari.

T.R.Rajkumari was an addition to the already present Rajkumaris in Hindi films. Thank God she did not sing, only acted, that too only in films made in South or by south producers. The other Rajkumaris were Rajkumari Dubey Banaraswali, Rajkumari Calcuttewali and Rajkumari Shukla.

Thanjavur Radhakrishnan Rajayee (May 05, 1922 – September 20, 1999), popularly known by her screen name T. R. Rajakumari, was a film actress, Carnatic singer and dancer. She has been called the first “dream girl” of Tamil cinema. Later she turned as a producer along with her brother under the banner “R. R. Pictures”. She had an active career in the period between 1936 and 1963.

Rajkumari was born on 05 May 1922 in Thanjavur, Madras Presidency, now in Tamilnadu, in a family of carnatic musicians. Both her mother and her grandmother wanted her to become a singer and trained her in Carnatic music.

Rajkumari made her film debut in Kumara Kulothungan which was produced in 1938 – 39 but was released in 1941 after Kacha Devayani. In the initial ads her name appeared as T. R. Rajayee but later in the film she was credited as T. R. Rajkumari. In 1944, Rajakumari starred in the record-breaking film Haridas alongside M. K. Thyagaraja Bhagavathar and gained recognition for her glamorous portrayal.

She acted in few Hindi movies during 1948 to 1958. Her first Hindi film was Chandralekha with Ranjan.She worked in Chandralekha-48, Jeevan Tara-51, Manohar-54, Rajkumari-55, Gul e bakavali-56 ( produced by her company) and finally in Suhag-58.

Rajakumari died on September 20, 1999 after a prolonged illness.

Then there was Raja Sulochana in this film, who did 14 Hindi films. Chittajallu Rajeevalochana (15 August 1935 – 5 March 2013), better known as Rajasulochana, was a classical dancer and actress. She has acted in more than 300 Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam and Hindi language films.
She was born on 15 August 1935 in Bezawada (now Vijayawada), in Andhra Pradesh. Her father, Pilliarchetty Bhakthavatsalam Naidu worked in Indian Railways and was transferred to Madras as PA to the General Manager of M&SM Railway. At school, her name was recorded in error as Rajasulochana.
She learned Indian classical dance from Lalithamma, K. N. Dhandayuthapani Pillai, Acharyulu and Vempati Chinna Satyam, Krishnakumar, Vishnu Vysarkar, and Kalamandalam Madhavan.

The Kannada stage and screen maestro H. L. N. Simha gave her an acting opportunity in Gunasagari (Kannada, 1953), produced by Gubbi Veeranna. Subsequently, she acted in about 274 films in all South Indian languages. She acted with all the leading stars of South Indian cinema such as M. G. Ramachandran, Sivaji Ganesan, N. T. Rama Rao, Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Rajkumar, S. S. Rajendran, Prem Nazir, A. P. Nagarajan and M. N. Nambiar.

Rajasulochana was a special friend of the boss A.V.Meiyappan and he was trying to push her in Hindi films.It was rumoured that due to this only,a song and dance item was thrust in Chori Chori,even if it did look like a patch,having no connection to the picture story in any manner !(tum arabon ka herfer karnewale…)

Rajasulochana was a good dancer/actress and acted in some 80 odd Telugu,Kannada and Tamil movies. She acted/danced in few Hindi movies like, Aayi phirse Bahar, Alladin ka chirag, Naya aadami, Sitaron Se aage etc.

She founded the dance school “Pushpanjali Nritya Kala Kendram” in 1961 in Chennai. It has trained many students in Indian classical dance forms and celebrated its Silver Jubilee in 1986. She gave many dance performances in India and abroad and got critical acclaim for the dance dramas.

She had a son out of her first marriage and after it ended in a divorce, she married actor-director C. S. Rao and had twin daughters. One daughter lives in Chennai. The other twin daughter and son live in Chicago, Illinois.

Rajasulochana died in Chennai on 5 March 2013 at the age of 77. Condoling her death, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa said the actress had left an imprint for herself in the film industry. She was engaged in creating artistes in her dance school “Pushpanjali Nrithya Kala Kendram” here, Jayalalithaa said.

Today’s song is a duet of P.Susheela and G M Durrani.


Song- Bade tum veer sahi baat badi mat karna (Gul e Bakaawli)(1956) Singers-P Susheela, G M Durrani, Lyrics-P L Santoshi, MD-Gyan Dutt

Lyrics

Bade tum veer sahi
baat badi mat karna
Bade tum veer sahi
baat badi mat karna
nahin jeet mujhe paayega
teer kitne hi koi chalaaye
nahin jeet mujhe paayega
teer kitne hi koi chalaaye ae
Bade tum veer sahi
baat badi mat karna

o abhimaanin naari
kaisi kismat lalkaari
o abhimaanin naari
kaisi kismat lalkaari
is jag mein yoon maharaj
?? mera dam bharte hain
is jag main yoon maharaj
?? mera dam bharte hain
jo ho tumhaare
use ?? karte hain
jo ho tumhaare
use ?? karte hain

achcha jee ye kahiye
ab ?? kya chaahiye
achcha jee ye kahiye
ab ?? kya chaahiye
mujhe to pau baarah padte hi
jay paaun
mujhe to pau baarah padte hi
jay paaun

ye lo jee pau baarah
?? kaise pade
ye lo jee pau baarah
?? kaise pade

man pe hogi jeet
man pe hogi haar
yoon na bekaar mere sarkaar
man ko kariye beqaraar
man pe hogi jeet
man pe hogi haar
yoon na bekaar mere sarkaar
man ko kariye beqaraar

man se lubhaake
kya ??
adhikaar man pe paay gaya
dil ko waar ke
dil mein kisi ke
kariye pahle ye akhtiyaar
man se lubhaake
kya ??
adhikaar man pe paay gaya
dil ko waar ke
dil mein kisi ke
kariye pahle ye akhtiyaar
bekaar mere sarkaar
man ko kariye beqaraar


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Blog Day :

4950 Post No. : 16812

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2012-2022) – Song No. 14
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This day ten years ago (viz February 2012) was a “normal” day for the blog. As many as seven songs from seven different movies were discussed in the blog on that day.

Here are the details of the songs covered in the blog ten years ago:-

Blog post number Song Movie (Year) Remarks
5394 Jhummak jhummak chal mere haathi Poonam (1952) Movie YIPPEED by now
5395 Dard e jigar thahar zara Aurat(1953) Movie YIPPEED by now
5396 Mohabbat ki raahon mein chalna sambhal ke Udan Khatola (1955) Movie YIPPEED by now
5397 Jaaye na pakad kahin roz roz ki chori Mujrim(1958) Movie YIPPEED by now
5398 Tera teer o be peer dil ke aaram paar hai Sharaarat(1959) Movie YIPPEED by now
5399 Sab pyaar ki baaten karte hain Matlabi Duniya(1961) 4 songs covered out of 12 so far
5400 Tu hai mera yaar aur main hoon tera yaar Milan(1958) 5 songs covered out of 8

We notice that five movies whose songs were covered have since been YIPPEED in the blog. The last two movies whose songs were covered on that day are the only two movies that are still eligible for blog ten year challenge today.

The final songs of the movie was a special song with a special writeup. That song was song post number 5400 of the blog. That song was picturised on a kid and a dog, and I had taken this opportunity to discuss my pet dogs, that were then just over one year old. One of those dogs is still with me.

Today, ten year later, here is another song from “Milan”(1958). Unlike the “Milan”(1958) song covered in the blog ten years ago, the song being discussed today is a rare song. This song is sung by Geeta Dutt. P L Santoshi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Hansraj Bahl.

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

Lyrics of the song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.


Song-Aaiye janaab baithhiye janaab (Milan)(1958) Singer-Geeta Dutt, Lyrics-P L Santoshi, MD-Hansraj Bahl

Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra)

aayiye janaab
baithhiye janaab
aayiye janaab
baithiye janaab
meri ek baat kaa deejiye jawaab
aayiye janaab
baithhiye janaab
meri ek baat kaa deejiye jawaab/em>

roz jaisee raa..aaaat hai
ho o aisi kyaa baat hai
roz jaisee raaat hai
ho o aisi kyaa baat hai
dekhti hoon main jahaan
falak nayee nayee wahaan
aa gayaa hai chaand jaisey chhod ke ye aasmaan
is jahaan..aan..aaan
is maqaam
mere saamney aey ae ae ae yahaan
samjhoon isko sach
yaa samjhoon isko khwaab
samjhoon isko sach
yaa samjhoon isko khwaa..aaab
mere ek baat kaa deejiye jawaab
aayiye janaab
baithhiye janaab
meri ek baat kaa deejiye jawaab
aayiye janaab
baithhiye janaab
meri ek baat kaa deejiye jawaab

aise kya qasoor thhe
jo aap door door thhe
aise kya qasoor thhe
jo aap door door thhe
sochti hoon chup rahoon
kahoon kahoon yaa naa kahoon
aisa mauqaa baar baar aayegaa kahaan
bhool(?) kar
hai jidhar (?)
aur pyaar kee daastaan
isko samjhoon sach
yaa isko samjhoon khwaa..aab
isko samjhoon sach
yaa isko samjhoon khwaab
meri ek baat kaa deejiye jawaab
aayiye janaab
baithhiye janaab
meri ek baat kaa deejiye jawaab
aayiye janaab
baithhiye janaab
meri ek baat kaa deejiye jawaab


This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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 :

4950 Post No. : 16810

Today’s song is from the film Garma Garam-1957.

The film was made by G.M.Pictures, Bombay. The Producer was Navin C Shah and the Director cum story writer cum Screenplay writer cum Lyricist was P.L. Santoshi. The film had music by Vinod. The 11 songs of the film were written by P L Santoshi, D N Madhok and Raja Mehdi Ali Khan. 3 Songs are already on the Blog and this will be its 4th song. Interestingly, this song is written by Santoshi and RMA Khan jointly, as per a note on HFGK.

Of course, this is nothing new. Such things have happened several times in Hindi films. Here are few examples of joint writing the Lyrics of songs….

1.Footpath-53….The famous song by Talat – ” Shyam e gham ki kasam”….Ali Sardar Jafri and Majrooh Sultanpuri.
2.Miss Bombay-57….” Zindagi bhar gham judai ka….Prem Dhawan and Asad Bhopali
3.Buzdil-51….” Rote rote gujar gayi raat re”….Kaifi Azmi and Shailendra
4.Humlog-51….All songs….Vishwamitra Adil and Uddhav Kumar
5.Pardesi-57….” Rimzim barse paani”….Prem Dhawan and Ali Sardar Jafri

This is one of those strange things that happen in Hindi film industry. Of course, such “Mutual Collaboration” are also found in some cases of Film Direction – where two Directors direct a film jointly (those cases are different where a Director dies and another completed his balance work or where the first director left the film and another took over). This has also happened in Music direction where two MDs jointly gave music (cases of established MD pairs are different).

The second notable thing about the film was – the cast consisted of Agha, Gope, Omprakash, Bhagwan, Marutirao, Chhota Gope, Indira Bansal,Nadira, Rajni, Miss Kamal, Maya Das, Krishna kumari and many others. The film was classified as a ” Stunt’ film. I wonder what stunts this band of comedians performed in the film. I saw this film when it was released simultaneously on 5th July 1957 at Lamington Cinema, Bombay as well as in Ashok talkies in Hyderabad. After seeing the film we felt like having got cheated. The film had no stunts and nothing in the film to make the audience ” Garam” either ! In those times while Vinod’s songs of “Ek thi Ladki-1949″ were still echoing in our ears, music of this film made us completely ” Thanda Thanda” and made us wonder if he was the same MD Vinod of Ek thi ladki ? Here is the film’s story which will prove what I have said….

Wealthy Garibdas has no issues, but only 2 Nephews- Banke, a simpleton and Banwari a chaalbaaz, who spends money on dancing girl-Chandni. Knowing this Garibdas makes his will in the name of Banke. While recording his will on camera, he dies without telling location of his wealth halfway.

Banke contacts the photographer-Asha for enquiry. They fall in love. While searching they find that a map and 6 keys hidden in 6 Golden Chairs had the secret. But the chairs are already sold by Banwari to various people in India. They get addresses from the auctioneer who sold these chairs.

Asha and Banke contact all those buyers and get the 6 keys. meanwhile, Banke comes to know all this and catches up with the pair. There is a fight in Banke and Banwari. Banke wins the fight, but magnanimously gives the keys to Banwari. Seeing this generosity, Banwari has a change of heart and both embrace each others.

Finally, they find a Box. Using the keys, they open the Box, only to find only a piece of white paper written ‘ God helps those who help themselves”.
Asha has an idea. She starts pressing the box in different ways and suddenly it opens and the map is found where the wealth is hidden.
The two brothers share the wealth.

The End.

In the cast of the film, there is a name Maruti Rao. He was a comedy actor and father of Comedienne Guddi Maruti. Earlier to him there was another actor called Marutirao Pehelwan ( father of Dancer Gopi Krishna), who operated from Silent films to Talkie films till early 40’s. Although same name, these actors did not cause any ” Same Name Confusion”, because they operated one after another – without overlapping their career period. However, I still found that some sites making a mix up of their Filmography.

His full name was Marutirao Ganpatrao Parab. He was born on 12-2-1927 at Ahmednagar, near Poona. After completing his Matriculation, he came to Bombay to try his luck in film acting. His first few films like Pagli Duniya-44, and Gajre-48 were without his name in credits He got his credits firmly from film Albela-51. Then he faeatured in many many films…Footpath-53, Baap re Baap-55, Baghdad ka chor-55, Chori chori-56, Guest House-59, Opera House-61, parasmani-63, Lutera-65, Ustad 420-69, Shor-72, Kunwara Baap-74, Don-78 etc etc. In the 60’s he mainly worked in Dara Singh films.

He acted in total 221 films and featured in 34 songs on screen. He also directed 7 films, namely Baghi Shehzada-64, Hum sab ustad Hai-65, Killers-69, Bank Robbery-69, Mangu Dada-70, Kahin aar kahin paar-71 and Hum sab chor hain-73. His last film as actor was Bandish – 1980. As an actor he was not much satisfied, but film direction gave him joy and satisfaction. After his last film he retired from films. However several films like karate-83 and Naya Bakra-85 got delayed releases. He died peacefully on 12-3-1981.

he had married his co-star Miss kamal, a small time actress who worked in films like Dashehra-56, Tartar ka chor-55, Garma Garam -57, Darbar-55, Riyasat-56 etc. etc. Their daughter Guddi Maruti had a better luck in films than both of them. ( Thanks to a note by Rajni kumar Pandya ji, book ‘Eena, meena deeka’ by Sanjit Narvwekar, HFGK, muVyz and my notes).

Today’s song is a Qawali sung by Mohd.Rafi, S D Batish, Asha Bhosale and Shamshad Begum with Chorus.


Song- Hum ko to mohabbat hai un se (Garma Garam)(1957) Singers- Rafi, S D Batish, Shamshad Begam, Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Lyricist- P L Santoshi, Raja Mehdi Ali Khan (Joint ), MD- Vinod

Lyrics

Humko to mohabbat hai unse
unko bhi mohabbat ho jaati
humko to mohabbat hai unse
unko bhi mohabbat ho jaati
nazron se jo nazren mil jaatin
ae jee mil jaati mil jaati mil jaati
ae jee mil jaati mil jaati mil jaati
nazron se jo nazren mil jaatin
ye duniya jannat ho jaati
ye duniya jannat ho jaati
haan haan
humko to mohabbat hai unse
unko bhi mohabbat ho jaati

aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
chilman uthi bijli chamki
wo ek jhalak dikhlaa ke gaye
jab nazron ne unki balaayen lin
aa aa aa aa aa
jab nazron ne unki balaayen lin
wo saamne thhe sharmaake gaye
din raat tadapne waalon ko
ek baar wo phir tadpaake gaye ae ae
gar hans ke wo saamne aa jaate
haan aan aan aan aan aan aan
gar hans ke wo saamne aa jaate
aji aa jaate aa jaate aa jaate
gar hans ke wo saamne aa jaate
kooche mein qayaamat ho jaati
kooche mein qayaamat ho jaati
aa aa aa aa aa
humko to mohabbat hai unse
unko bhi mohabbat ho jaati
humko to mohabbat hai unse
unko bhi mohabbat ho jaati

aa aa aa
aa aa aa
chilman uthhi jooti chamki
ye sab ke sab ghabraake gaye
haaye
aahen na bhari shiqwe na kiye
darbaan ke dande kha ke gaye
sar pe paanv rakh ke bhaage
thhokar khaayi
uhu
sharmaake gaye
gar thhodi si der ye ruk jaate
in sab ki hajaamat ho jaati
aji ho jaati ho jaati ho jaati
in sab ki hajaamat ho jaati
hajaamat hajaamat hajaamat
humko to adaawat hai inse
unko bhi adaawat ho jaati
haha
humko to mohabbat hai unse
unko bhi mohabbat ho jaati

aa aa aa aa aa
din raat tasawwur hai unka
aur chupke chupke rona hai
ae subah ke taare tu hi bata
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
ae subah ke taare tu hi bata
anjaam mera kya hona hai
unki furkat mein mujhe kab tak
kaanton ke sej pe sona hai ae ae ae
gar phool sa chehra dikhlaate
dikhlaate dikhlaate dikhlaate
gar phool sa chehra dikhlaate
kaanto mein bhi raahat ho jaati
aa aa aa
humko to mohabbat hai unse
unko bhi mohabbat ho jaati

aa aa aa aa
takiye mein apna sar deke
tujhe chupke chupke rona hai
o o o o
aa aa aa aa
aashaon ka kambal odhe huye
tujhe tooti si khatiya mein to sona hai
ya tu jaane ya main jaanoon
anjaam tera kya hona hai ae ae ae
wo tujhpe marte to TB ki shiqaayat ho jaati
aji ho jaati ho jaati ho jaati
TB ki shiqaayat ho jaati
humko to adaawat hai unse
unko bhi adaawat ho jaati
humko to mohabbat hai unse
unko bhi mohabbat ho jaati

aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
hum dil ka chain luta baithhe
ab khoone tamanna peete hain
ji lagta nahin hai ae ae
duniya mein
go jeene ko hum jeet hain
o o o
ye dil ka paan to kha baithhe
ab aahon ke cigarette peete hain
ae doctar aakar tu hi bata aa aa
ye mar gaye hain ya jeete hain
quinine agar na kha lete
in sab ko haraarat ho jaati
aji ho jaati ho jaati ho jaati
in sabko haraarat ho jaati
aa aa
humko to adaawat hai unse
unko bhi adaawat ho jaati


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

Blog Day :

4919 Post No. : 16747

C Ramchandra – 40th remembrance day anniversary on 05/01/2022
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Rafi Sahab’s Legendary Associations – 7
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Rafi sahab sang 80 + songs under C. Ramchandra, starting from 1946 to 1977 beginning with Bachchon ka Khel(1) and Safar(2) in 1946. This is followed by 6 songs in ‘Saajan’(1947), two each in “Khidki’ and ‘Nadiya ke Paar’ in 1948.

Two of the most melodious Solos, which made both Rafi sahab and C. Ramchandra , famous have seen the light of day by this time. ‘These are ‘keh ke bhi na aaye tum, ab chhupne lage taare’ in Safar 1946 and ‘ham ko tumhaara hi aasra tum hamaare ho na ho’ in Saajan 1947. Geeta Dutt, Lalita Deulkar and Shamshad Begum feature in group songs and duets with Rafi in all these films till 1949.

Then there is Duniya 1949 with Suraiyya, where Rafi sahab sings two duets and two solos.

‘Namoona’ 1949 has the first ever Rafi-Lata Duet (tadpa ke mujhe ab chhod diya ) under C. Ramchandra.

There are no more solos for Rafi Sahab, till ‘Insaaniyat’ 1955, where Rafi Sahab is part of 11 songs including 5 solos, out of total 17 songs in the film. The journey continued with films like Lutera 1955, ‘Nausherwan-e-adil’ in 1957, ‘Amar Deep’ in 1958, ‘Paigham’ in 1959 and ‘Sarhad’ in 1960. Here they both take a break from each other, I mean C. Ramchandra and Rafi Sahab, till 1970 where they work together for “Rootha na karo”. Lastly Rafi Sahab sings teams up with C. Ramchandra in 1977 for the film ‘Akbar Saleem Anarkali’ where he sings 3 duets with the south Indian legend P. Susheela.

The association seems inconsistent, with gaps in between, and appears inadequate. But by 1960 Rafi Sahab had made his name as the foremost playback singer and C. Ramchandra’s career was petering out. The fact that C. Ramchandra himself was a singer of repute, could have been one of the reasons for there being so less songs in the 50’s decade. While Rafi sahab was giving block buster musical scores for established and non-established composers through 50’s, C. Ramchandra was also making great music with films like ‘Anarkali’, Shabistaan, Albela, Azaad and Navrang etc.

The song I am presenting in this tribute post on remembrance day for C. Ramchandra is a duet song from the film ‘Saanwariya’ 1949. Lalita Deulekar is the co-singer in this song, which is written by P. L. Santoshi. I have counted 30+ songs written by P. L. Santoshi in the excel sheet of Rafi songs, between 1948 to 1968. With Lalita Deulkar, there are total 8 songs including 2 group songs.

Here is the total no. of songs to the credit of all three, composer, lyricist and co singer and the songs posted in the blog:

Artist Songs in blog Songs in HFM career
C Ramchandra(1942-1978) 556 110 movies(907)
P L Santoshi 212 664
Lalita Dewoolkar 34

The following 6 songs from Sanwariya (1949) are already posted in the blog:

Song Date of post
Preet kiye pachhtaayee re saanwariya 30 september 2012
Duaa dene waalon hamen do duaayen 2 October 2012
Jaani re hum jaani re 22 January 2013
Chale gaye angrez english gaana nahin achcha 5 May 2014
Oonchi neechi hai sadak ghoda jaaye na bhadak 29 July 2016
Bedard zamaane mein dekho…Duniya waalon dil khol hanso 20 December 2017

The present song in 7th out of ten songs in the film. Only audio link is available, but from the lyrics it appears to be a ‘holi’ song. Quite a spirited song with chorus and the chhed-chhad mode, which is usually the case with holi songs.

While writing down the lyrics, I had to take the help of head phones, as this is a very old song, almost 73 years old. The audio quality is sometimes very poor, and this song record is the same. But surprisingly or not so surprisingly, its Rafi sahab’s voice which is crystal clear and stands out as the humanely divine sound, in the portions he sings alone and along-with chorus also. He sounds more amazing in the last stanza ‘kahat kabir……’ part and the inevitable alaap in between.

If anyone present in that recording studio in 1948-49, is still alive today, surely could not have forgotten the sound of the echoing divinity of the singing voice, where it seems as if the primitive microphone in front of Rafi sahab is much too hungry to absorb his powerful voice. Or was the technique for echo in sound recording was in use back then?

I will hold this thought, till I find another amazing rendition by Rafi Sahab.


Song-Zara bach ke ho zara bach ke(Saanwariya)(1949) Singers-Mohammed Rafi, Lalita Deulkar, Lyrics-P L Santoshi, MD-C Ramchandra

Lyrics

Arra ra ra ra ra ra
Ra ra ra ra ra
Zara bach ke
Bach ke
Bach ke
Bach ke ae

Zara bach ke
Ho zara bach ke
Maaro pichkaari
Kalaayi tumhaari
Na lachke
Haan re
Zara bach ke
O zara bach ke
Maaro pichkaari
Kalaayi tumhaari
Na lachke
Haan re
Zara bach ke

Hori ke yaar chale
Bhang pi ke
Chale bhang pi ke
Ho chale bhang pi ke
Teri aankhon ke
Ho teri aankhon ke
Aaj sab rang pheeke
Sab rang pheeke
Ho sab rang pi ke
Khelan ko hori
Woh aaye rahi gori
Khelan ko hori
Woh aaye rahi gori
Jawaani mein ras ke
Haan ras ke
Haan ras ke
Arey zara bach ke
O zara bach ke
Maaro pichkaari
Kalaayi tumhaari
Na lachke
Haan re
Zara bach ke

Gaaon ka chhoraa
Shehar ki hai chhori
Shehar ki chhori
Hai shehar ki chhori
Gori ke dhun mein jame
Khoob jora jori
jora jori
Ho jame joraa jori
Maar daalo
Maar daalo
Dil ko sambhalo
Maar daalo
Maar daalo
Dil ko sambhalo
Jo khaaye raha
gajke
Haan gajke
Haan gajke
O zara bach ke
Ho zara bach ke
Maaro pichkaari
Kalaayi tumhaari
Na lachke
Haan re
Zara bach ke

Sunne ke a’adi
Hazaar do gaali
hazaar gaali
Do hazaar gaali
Arey chhoren na tum ko
Qasam hai khaali
Qasam khaali
Hai qasam khaali
Kehat kabir rr
Ho oo ooo
Oooooo
Kehat kabir
dekho maaro abeer
Kehat kabir
dekho maaro abeer
Zara soch samajh ke
Samajh ke
Samajh ke
O zara bach ke
zara bach ke
Maaro pichkaari
Kalaayi tumhari
Na lachke
Haan re
Zara bach ke
Bach ke
Bach ke
Bach ke ae


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Blog Day :

4919 Post No. : 16746

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2012-2022) – Song No. 05
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This date ten years ago (viz 5 January 2012) was another typically productive day for the blog. As many as six songs were covered on that day.

Here are the details of the songs that were covered on 5 January 2012:-

Blog post number Song Movie (Year) Remarks
5249 Dheere se aaj ri ankhiyan mein Albela (1951) Movie YIPPEED by now
5250 Hamne apna tumhe samjha ye badi bhool huyi Jitni Door Utne Paas(1960)(Unreleased) Unreleased movie. Total number of songs not known
5251 Umr huyi tumse miley phir bhi jaane kyun Bahurani(1963) Movie YIPPEED by now
5252 In aankhon ko tumhe apna banaane ki tamanna hai Daal Mein Kaala(1964) 3 songs out of 8 covered so far
5253 Duniya banaane waale yehi hai meri iltezaa Hindustan Ki Kasam(1973) Movie YIPPEED by now
5254 Meri soni meri tamanna jhoothha nahin hai mera pyaar Yaadon KI Baaraat (1973) Movie YIPPEED by now

We can see that only one movie out of six whose songs were covered ten years ago is still eligible for Blog Ten Year Challenge.

“Daal Mein Kaala”(1964) was dircted by Satyen Bose. The movie had Kishore Kumar, Nimmi, Agha Om Prakash, Abhi Bhatttacharya, Kammo etc in it.

The movie had eight songs in it. Three songs have been covered in the blog so far.

Here is the fourth song of “Daal Mein Kaala”(1964) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Asha Bhonsle and female chorus. P L Santoshi is the lyricist. Music is composed by C Ramchandra.

The song is picturised as a dance song on Kammo and others.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

audio link:

video link:

Song-Tum chale aaye badi meharbaani (Daal Mein Kaala)(1964) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-P L Santoshi, MD-C Ramchandra
Chorus

Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra)

lo o o ho gayee shaam
taarey nikal aa aaye ae ae
milan ke ae
door se ae ae
koyee geet gaaye ae ae
galey mil rahey hain
bichhdey huye ae ae aey sab
haayye aey ae ae
lekin tum na aaaye
tum na aaye

ye ae ae pyaaraa samaa
ye mausam ki jawaanee
tum chaley aaye
hoyye ae
tum chaley aaye badee meharbaanee
badi meharbaani
tum chaley aaye
badee meharbaani
badi meharbani

hey aey ae aisaa nashaa
ke dil karey naadaanee
tum chaley aaye
hoyye ae ae
tum chaley aaye badee meharbaanee
badi meharbani
tum chaley aaye
badee meharbaanee
badi meharbani

o o roothhne waaley ae
biraha mein tumhaarey ae
huye haal kyaa kya
naa poochho hamaarey
o roothhne waaley ae
biraha mein tumhaarey aey
huye haal kyaa kya
naa poochho hamaarey
laakh bujhaaye dil ki bujhey na
sookh gayaa haayye sookh gayaa
nainon ka paani
tum chaley aaye ae
tum chaley aaye
badee meharbaanee
badi meharbaani
tum chaley aaye
badee meharbaanee
badi meharbaani

ho oo tumhee ho woh zaalim
tadpaaney waaley ae
jisko kiyaa thhaa dil ye hawaaley
tumhee ho woh zaalim
tadpaaney waaley ae ae
jisko kiyaa thhaa dil ye hawaaley
meri nazar se uss din bachke
chaley gaye tum chaley gaye
de ke nishaani
tum chaley aaye
tum chaley aaye
badee meharbaanee
badi meharbaanee
tum chaley aaye
badee meharbaani
badi meharbaani

ye ae ae pyaaraa samaa
ye mausam ki jawaanee
tum chaley aaye
hoyye aey
tum chaley aaye
badee meharbaanee
badi meharbaani
tum chaley aaye
badee meharbaanee
badi meharbaani


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

Blog Day :

4911 Post No. : 16728

Today 28th December’2021 is the fifty-third remembrance anniversary of music director Husnlal (born 1918 as per Wikipedia – death 28th December’1968) of the famous music duo of the golden age of Hindi Film Music – Husnlal Bhagatram.

On this occasion here is a song from the ‘1950’ movie ‘Apni Chhaaya’. This movie had ten songs – two songs were composed by Music Director Hanuman Prasad. And the rest eight songs were composed by Husnlal-Bhagatram.

‘Apni Chhaya-1950’ was directed by P.L. Santoshi for ‘Chitralaya Limited, Bombay’.

It had Sulochana Chatterjee, Balwant Singh, Radhakishan, Mumtaz Ali, Sajjan, Tiwari, Ramsingh, Dulari, Mona, Neelam, Satyarani, Jawahar Kaul, Baba Raja, Narbada Shankar, Karadkar, Niranjan, Madan Singh, Kukku and others.

The list of the ten songs this movie had is as given below (as mentioned in HFGK Vol-II (1941-1950).
All the ten songs in this movie were written by P.L. Santoshi.

SNo Song Title Singer/s Music Director Posted On
01 O saathh saal ka dulha, dekho ji G.M. Durrani, chorus Husnlal-Bhagatram
02 Ae ji bade bade mehlon se wo ghar bhale Lata, Chitalkar Husnlal-Bhagatram 12.10.2020
03 Ae ji zindagi hai roshan* Khushi ki ye ghadiyaan mubaarak mubaarak Shamshad Begam, Mohd Rafi Hanuman Prasad 09.07.2020
04 Tu bole na bole, nigaah teri bole Meena Kapoor Husnlal-Bhagatram
05 Duniya* ke dukh hare hain Lalita Dewoolkar Husnlal-Bhagatram
06 Kaale kaale baadal chhaaye piya Shamshad Begam, Mukesh Hanuman Prasad 04.02.2014
07 Jawaani ne ishaara kiya Meena Kapoor Husnlal-Bhagatram 15.12.2013
08 Jab yaad tumhaari aayi re Husnlal-Bhagatram
09 Andhiyaare ghar mein jyot jali Lata Husnlal-Bhagatram 24.10.2016
10 Ho mere piyaa, ho mere piyaa Husnlal-Bhagatram

* Today’s song is the song five mentioned above. Though HFGK and link titles mention this track as ‘dukhiyaa ke dukh hare hain’ , I think this needs to be corrected as ‘duniya ke dukh hare hain tumne’.

(Also, the song number three is mentioned in HFGK as ‘ae ji zindagi hai roshan’ but these words do not appear in the song ‘khushi ki ye ghadiyaan mubaarak mubaarak’. I would request knowledgeable readers to throw light on this song please.)

Let us now listen to the today’s song and pay our tributes to music director Husnlal on his remembrance anniversary today. Today’s song is sung by Lalita Dewoolkar, and lyrics are by P.L. Santoshi.

As mentioned above music for the today’s song is composed by Husnlal-Bhagatram.

Duniya ke dukh hare hain tumne

Audio

Song-Duniya ke dukh hare hain tumne (Apni Chhaaya)(1950) Singer-Lalita Dewoolkar, Lyrics-P L Santoshi, MD-Husnlal Bhagatram

Lyrics

Duniya ke dukh hare hain tumne
Duniya ke dukh hare hain tumne
Hamaare bhi dukh haro Gopal
Hamaare bhi dukh haro Gopal
Hey giridhaari
Hey banwaari
Hey giridhaari
Hey banwaari
Natnaagar nandlaal
Aa aa aa
Natnaagar nandlaal

Maat pitaa tum
Bandhu sakhaa tum
Maat pitaa tum
Bandhu sakhaa tum
Tum hi sab kuchh swaami
Hamre dukh koyi kya jaane
Hamre dukh koyi kya jaane
Jaano antaryaami ee
Jaano antaryaami
Charan kamal mein
Tumhre hamne
Charan kamal mein
Tumhre hamne
Jeewan phool diya hai daal
Jeewan phool diya hai daal
Hamaare bhi dukh haro Gopal

Tum anaath ke naath prabhu ho
Tum anaath ke naath prabhu ho
Sab ke sangi saathi ee
Sab ke sangi saathi
Tumhri jyot mein hamne milaa di
Apni jeewan baati ee
Apni jeewan baati
Raakho laaj hamaari tum hi
Hey jag ke rakhwaal
Hey jag ke rakhwaal
Hamaare bhi dukh haro Gopal
Duniya ke dukh hare hain tumne
Hamaare bhi dukh haro Gopal
Haro Gopal
Haro Gopal
Haro Gopal
Gopal
Gopal
Gopal
Gopal
Gopal
Gopal
Gopal
Gopal

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Devanagari Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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दुनिया के दुःख हरे हैं तुमने
दुनिया के दुःख हरे हैं तुमने
हमारे भी दुःख हरो गोपाल
हमारे भी दुःख हरो गोपाल
हे गिरधारी
हे बनवारी
हे गिरधारी
हे बनवारी
नटनागर नन्दलाल
आ आ आ
नटनागर नन्दलाल
मात पिता तुम
बंधू सखा तुम
मात पिता तुम
बंधू सखा तुम
तुम ही सब कुछ स्वामी
हमरे दुःख कोई क्या जाने
हमरे दुःख कोई क्या जाने
जानो अन्तर्यामी ई
जानो अन्तर्यामी
चरन कमल में
तुमरे हमने
चरन कमल में
तुमरे हमने
जीवन फूल दिया है डाल
जीवन फूल दिया है डाल
हमारे भी दुःख हरो गोपाल

तुम अनाथ के नाथ प्रभु हो
तुम अनाथ के नाथ प्रभु हो
सब के संगी साथी ई
सब के संगी साथी
ठुमरी ज्योत में हमने मिला दी
अपनी जीवन बाती ई
अपनी जीवन बाती ई
राखो लाज हमारी तुम ही
हे जग के रखवाले
हे जग के रखवाले
हमारे भी दुःख हरो गोपाल
दुनिया के दुःख हरे हैं तुमने
हमारे भी दुःख हरो गोपाल
हरो गोपाल
हरो गोपाल
हरो गोपाल
गोपाल
गोपाल
गोपाल
गोपाल
गोपाल
गोपाल
गोपाल
गोपाल


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 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 :

4860 Post No. : 16650

There was a time when the combination of Pyare Lal Santoshi (P L Santoshi), as a director, Rehana as the heroine and C Ramchnadra as a music director was a sure shot of the box office success of the films. This combination gave hit films like ‘Shehnaai’ (1947), ‘Khidki’ (1948) and ‘Sargam’ (1950). But in 1952, this successful combination came to an end when ‘Shin Shinaaki Boobla Boo’ (1952) miserably failed at the box office. Though P L Santoshi remained active in the next about 2 decades, he did not regain the status in Bombay film industry which he had enjoyed in the 1940s.

P L Santoshi had the chequered career in the Hindi film industry. His career interchanged between lyricist, writer, director and producer, sometime all of them together. But his career mainly concentrated as a lyricist with around 650 songs to his credit. He also frequently changed his employment from one film studio to another when the studio system was in vogue.

Jabalpur-born P L Santoshi (07/08/1916 – 07/09/1978) completed his matriculation from Jabalpur and came to Mumbai in 1936. His filmography shows that he started as a lyricist in ‘Vish Vaman’ (1936) for which he wrote all the songs for the music director, Govindrao Tembe. Thereafter, he joined Jaddanbai’s film production company, Sangeet Movietone and wrote a few songs for ‘Moti Ka Haar’ (1937) and ‘Jeewan Sapna’ (1937). In the same year, he shifted to Ranjit Movietone and wrote lyrics for 18 films between 1937 and 1940.

In 1941, P L Santoshi joined Bombay Talkies as dialogue writer/lyricist for ‘Anjaan’ (1941), ‘Jhoola’ (1941), ‘Basant’ (1942). ‘Kismet’ (1943) and ‘Milan’ (1946). In 1946, he got an opportunity to direct his first film, ‘Hum Ek Hain’ (1946) under the banner of Prabhat Film Company in which Dev Anand made his debut as an actor and Rehana got her first lead role. The film did not fare well on the box office front.

Fortunately for P L Santoshi, Filmistan entrusted him with the directions of ‘Shehnaai’ (1947) and ‘Sargam’ (1950) for which he wrote story and dialogues besides writing songs. These two films became the box office hits. Buoyed by the success as a director, P L Santoshi floated his own film production banner, Santoshi Productions with its maiden film, ‘Shin Shinaki Boobla Boo’ (1952). And with this film, his fortune in the film industry reversed to such an extent that he could never recover to his past glory as a writer, lyricist and a director.

‘Shin Shinaki Boobla Boo’ (1952) was a fantasy film in which P L Santoshi’s favourite heroine, Rehana teamed up with Ranjan. The other actors were, Sadhana Bose, Veera, Mumtaz Ali, Indu Paul, Radhakrishan, Baby Tabbasum, Tiwari etc. The film’s story was written by Ramanand Sagar. The film was passed by Censor Board for the universal exhibition. However, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting banned the release of the film on the ground of low moral tone, glorifying the criminal characters, treating the sacred objectives irrelevantly which are against the interest of the public decency and morality.

Although the ban was lifted probably through the intervention of the court, the film did not garner sufficient support from the cinegoers to make it a box office hit film. With this, P L Santoshi did not venture into the film production during rest of his career. His muse, Rehana suffered her career setback as a lead actor forcing her to ultimately migrate to Pakistan in 1956.

After the debacle of ‘Shin Shinaaki Boobla Boo’ (1952), P L Santoshi’s career went on a roller-coaster ride. His career as a lyricist virtually ended by the end of 1960s. Most of the films directed by him in second half of 1950s did not fare well on the box office front. The box office success of ‘Barsaat Ki Raat’ (1960) did not help him to revive his career as a director. His subsequent films, ‘Opera House’ (1961), ‘Pyaar Ki Daastan’ (1961), ‘Dil Hi To Hai’ (1963), ‘Holiday In Bombay’ (1963) and ‘Qawwali Ki Raat’ (1964) could not give fillip to his career as a director. He directed his last released film, ‘Roop Rupaiya’ (1968) after which he concentrated mainly on screenplay and dialogue writing until his death in 1978.

‘Shin Shinaaki Boobla Boo’ (1952) had 7 songs. All songs were written by P L Santoshi which were set to music by C Ramchandra. Six songs have been covered on the Blog, details of which are as under:

Songs Date of Posting Singers
Tum kyaa jaano tumhaari yaad me ham kitna roye 01/08/2009 Lata Mangeshkar
Ye khilti kali koi le 07/02/2013 Lata-Chitalkar
Shin Shinaaki Boobla Boo 17/12/2014 Chitalkar – Lata
Kuchh chuhalen hon kuchh charche hon 14/03/2016 Kishore Kumar – Lata
Arre baabaa…ye hansi baabaa…ye khushi baabaa 19/07/2017 Lata – Chitalkar
Sai re Sai re ghar ghar mein ik chor sai 01/08/2019 Lata Mangeshkar

I am presenting the 7th and the last song from the film, kaise hai mizaaj kahiye’ rendered by Lata Mangeshkar.

With this song, all the songs from the film ‘Shin Shinaaki Boobla Boo’ (1952) have been covered on the Blog.

Audio Clip:

Song-Kaise hain mizaaj kahiye kaise hain mizaaj (Shin Shinaaki Bubbla Boo)(1952) MD-Lata, Lyrics-P L Santoshi, MD-C Ramchandra

Lyrics

ho o o
bade soorma ban ke nikle thhe ghar se
ke bijli gira denge guzren jidhar se
o o o na shekhi rahi wo na daawa raha wo
arre uljhe pade hain
kisi ki nazar pe
kahiye

kaise hain mizaaj kahiye
kaise hain mizaaj
kaise hain mizaaj kahiye
kaise hain mizaaj
bade khushnaseeb ham hain
aap aaye aaj
jo aap aaye aaj
kaise hain mizaaj kahiye
kaise hain mizaaj
bade khushnaseeb ham hain
aap aaye aaj
jo aap aaye aaj

ye aap hi kaa ghar hai
ghabaraahiye nahin
aeji ghabaraahiye nahin
sharm buri cheez hai
sharmaahiye nahin
aeji sharmaahiye nahin
le leejiye jo chaahiye
aap hi kaa raaj
le leejiye jo chaahiye
aap hi kaa raaj
bade khushnaseeb ham hain
aap aaye aaj
jo aap aaye aaj
kaise hain mizaaj kahiye
kaise hain mizaaj
bade khushnaseeb ham hain
aap aaye aaj
jo aap aaye aaj

khaatir karoon kya aap ki
batlaahiye huzoor
aeji batlaahiye huzoor
main to paas aap ke
hain aap mujhse door
hain aap mujhse door
main aap ki iss bedili kaa
kya karoon ilaaj
main aap ki iss bedili kaa
kya karoon ilaaj
bade khushnaseeb ham hain
aap aaye aaj
jo aap aaye aaj
kaise hain mizaaj kahiye
kaise hain mizaaj
bade khushnaseeb ham hain
aap aaye aaj
jo aap aaye aaj


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 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 :

4829 Post No. : 16608

‘Anjaan’ (1941) was produced under the banner of Bombay Talkies and was directed by Amiya Chakraborty who made his debut as a director with this film. The star cast included Devika Rani and Ashok Kumar in the lead roles supported by Girish, P F Pithawala, V H Desai, Gulab, David, Fatty Prasad, Yusuf Suleiman, Master Suresh, Baby Madhuri, Rewashankar, Arun Kumar etc. For Devika Rani, it was her ‘comeback’ film after her last film ‘Durga’ (1939) and after the death of her husband, Himanshu Rai in 1940.

Another ‘first’ for the film ‘Anjaan’ (1941) was that R D Mathur, the US trained photographer who was assistant to Josef Wirsching, the German cinematographer of Bombay Talkies, made his debut as a Cinematographer for the film. He got this opportunity as Josef Wirsching, being a German, was jailed in India during the World War-II. R D Mathur earned his name as an ace cinematographer for his works in films such as ‘Mughal-e-Azam’ (1960) and Razia Sultana’ (1983). He also completed the cinematography work for ‘Paakeezah’ (1971) after the sudden death of the film’s cinematographer, Josef Wirsching.

Since the inception of the film productions by Bombay Talkies in 1935, Saraswati Devi and Ramchandra Pal used to be the music directors of all the films of Bombay Talkies released till 1940. ‘Anjaan’ (1941) was the first film of Bombay Talkies for which instead of Saraswati Devi or Ramchandra Pal, the music direction of the film was entrusted to Pannalal Ghosh, who had shifted from Kolkata to Mumbai in 1940 with his wife and playback singer, Parul Ghosh.

Pandit Pannalal Ghosh (24/07/1911 – 20/04/1960), the renowned flautist, who was the pioneer in introducing the flute as the musical instrument in the Hindustani classical musical concerts, had to start his initial musical career in the film industry in Kolkata at the age of 17 when he lost his father. He started with playing flute during the exhibitions of the silent films. When the sound films came into being, he became the music assistant, first to Kazi Nazrul Islam and thereafter to R C Boral when he joined the New Theatres as a musician. He had assisted R C Boral when for the first time, playback singing Indian films was introduced for ‘Dhoop Chhaaon’/Bhagyachakra’ (1935).

Pannalal Ghosh’s association with the film industry was mainly to earn money to take care of his family. His interest was to become a Hindustani classical musician with flute as his musical instrument. He formally became the ‘gadabandh’ disciple of Ustad Khushi Mohammed Khan and after his death, the disciple of Pandit Girija Prasad Chakraborty. Besides working for New Theatres, Pannalal Ghosh regularly participated in the programmes of the All India Radio, Kolkata as a flautist.

In early 1940, Pannalal Ghosh shifted his base to Mumbai along with his family as he felt that there was no recognition to his work in Kolkata. In Mumbai, he followed the same strategy – working in the films for sustenance and pursuing his interest in Hindustani classical music. He immediately got his first assignment as a music director for Kikubhai Desai’s film ‘Sneh Bandhan’ (1940). This was followed by ‘Anjaan’ (1941), ‘Basant’ (1942), ‘Sawwal’ (1943), ‘Duhaai’ (1943), ‘Bhalaai’ (1943), ‘Police’ (1944), ‘Beesvi Sadi’ (1945) ‘Aadhar’ (1945) etc.

However, Pannalal Ghosh could not get satisfaction with his work because of the way the Hindi film industry worked. During this time, Ustad Allauddin Khan of Maihar Gharana, the exponent of multiple musical instruments like sarod, sitar, flute, Veena etc. was staying in Mumbai. Pannalal Ghosh became his disciple at a time when he was already started giving public concerts. ‘Aandolan’ (1951) was his last film as a music director.

From 1955-60, Pannalal Ghosh took up the job as a Composer and Director of All India Radio, Delhi Vadhya Vrinda (Orchestra) and stayed in Delhi with his family. His connection with Hindi films was limited to playing flute as and when music directors called him to Mumbai. The best exmaples of his flute recitals can be found in the song main piya teri tu maane ya na maane from ‘Basant Bahaar’ (1956) and in the song mohe panghat pe nandlal chhed gayo re from ‘Mughal-e-Azam’ (1960).

I have always thought that the flute was a tiny musical instrument – may be not more than 12-18 inches long. I realised that it was not so when I when I saw the photographs of Pandit Pannalal Ghosh and Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia playing with their long flutes. The credit for elongating the flute’s normal length to as high as 32 inches goes to Pandit Pannalal Ghosh with an extra 7th hole so that the tiny folk instrument becomes capable of playing Hindustani classical music in various raags. Over a period of time, flute has become one of the concerts’ music instruments along with other music instruments. Probably, Pandit Pannalal Ghosh was the first Hindustani classical musician to play the solo flute in public concerts.

Pandit Pannalal Ghosh died of a massive heart attack on April 20, 1960 when he was 48. He has left a large number of his disciples to keep his legacy alive.

The story of ‘Anjaan’ (1941) as under:

Indira (Devika Rani) is employed by Ranima (Gulab), the widow of the landlord as governess to look after her two children. Ramnath (Girish) is the Estate Manager to Ranima who loves Indira and to get her on his side, he is ready to turn to the villainous acts. Indira falls in love with Dr. Ajit (Ashok Kumar) who often visits Ranima for her medical check-up. Now, this turns into a love triangle. The more love between Dr Ajit and Indira blossom, the more villainous Ramnath turns. Ramnath falsely accuses Indira of secretly visiting to Ajit’s house in the night about which he complains to Ranima. Indira gets her services as governess terminated.

After hearing from Ajit about the wrong doings by Ramnath, it is too much for Ranima for her already weak heart leading to the further deterioration of her fragile health. Ajit administers her injection to revive Ranima but in vain. She is dead. Ramanth finds a good excuse to implicate Ajit on the charge of the murder of Ranima.

The news of the alleged murder by Ajit unnerves Indira as Ramnath tells her that he is going the lodge the murder charges against Ajit. She agreed to marry Ramnath provided he lets Ajit free from the murder charges. Hereafter, she avoids meeting Ajit which creates misunderstanding in his mind about Indira. He decides to leave the place for the city. Ajit decision to migrate to the city is too much for Indira. She decides to meet Ajit at the railway station to tell him the truth. After listening her, Ajit tells her to wait for his return from the city.

Ramnath comes to know about the double crossing by Indira. He lodges the charge of murder on Ajit who is arrested in the city. To prove the motive for the murder of Ranima, Ramnath removes some costly jewelries and declares as missing, pointing finger on Ajit. In the trial in the session court, Ajit argues himself. The judge is impressed by his arguments. But the evidences are all against Ajit. However, it is the two children of Ranima whose evidences clinche the judgement in favour of Ajit. Ramnath is handed over to the police and Ajit gets Indira.(With inputs from the review of the film which appeared in the September 1941 issue of ‘Filmindia’ magazine).

The film had 10 songs of which 8 songs have been covered on the Blog as under:

Songs Date of Posting Singers
Aayi paschim se ghata naunihaalon jaago 02/03/2015 Devika Rani
Main to tumse bandhi rahoon 11/12/2015 Devika Rani
Mere jeewan ke pathh par chhaayi ye kaun 20/10/2020 Ashok Kumar-Devika Rani
Chhalko chhalko na ras ki gagariya 20/01/2021 Rajkumari
Kheencho kamaan kheencho 26/01/2021 Ashok Kumar-Suresh-Rewashankar
Pyaare pyaare sapne hamare Triple version song 06/02/2021 Ashok Kumar-Devika Rani-Suresh-Rewashankar

I am presenting the last and the final song ‘saanwariya re saanwaria’ which has two versions – a duet sung by Arun Kumar Mukherjee and Susheela and a solo sung by Arun Kumar Mukherjee towards the end of the film. The song is written by P L Santoshi which is set to music by Pandit Pannalal Ghosh. The audio clip of the song is longer by one stanza. Hence the lyrics of the song is based on the audio clip.

My guess is that Arun Kumar Mukherjee sings in both the versions of the song on himself. From the side profile of his face during the singing, I notice some resemblance of Ashok Kumar on his face who was his maternal cousin. In the star cast, the name of Arun Kumar is mentioned.

With this two-version song, all the song of ‘Anjaan’ (1941) have ben covered on the Blog.

Acknowledgement: Some of the information on the early life of Pandit Pannalal Ghosh has been sourced from pannalalghosh.com.

Audio Clip (Duet):

Video Clip (Duet):

Video Clip (Male Solo):

Song-Saanwariya re saanwariyaa (Anjaan)(1941) Singers-Arun Kumar Mukherjee, Susheela, Lyrics-P L Santoshi, MD-Pannalal Ghosh
Both

Lyrics(Based on Audio Clip)

saanwariya re saanwariya
saanwariya re saanwariya
chal chal re chal re saanwariya
chal chal re chal re saanwariya
saanwariya re saanwariya
chal chal re chal re saanwariya
ek nagariya ham donon ki
ek dagariya aa
ek nagariya ham donon ki
ek dagariya aa
chal re chal re saanwariya
saanwariya re sawariya
chal chal re chal re saanwariya

raah kanteeli door thikaana aa
raah kanteeli door thikaana
phir bhi hamko chalte jaana
raah katili door thikaana
phir bhi hamko chalte jaana
beet jaaye chaahe saari umariya
beet jaaye chaahe saari umariya
chal re saanwariya
haan
chal re chal re saanwariya
sawariya re sawariya
chal chal re chal re saanwariya

main tera rahoon tu meri rahe
main tera rahoon tu meri rahe
haan saanwariya re saanwariya
saanwariya re saanwariya

main tera rahoon tu meri rahe
jaise din ke saath ujhera rahe
main tera rahoon tu meri rahe
haan saanwariya re saanwariya
saanwariya re saanwariya

aabaad rahe ham tum donon
aabaad rahe ham tum donon
aabaad hamaara dera rahe
bajta rahe ye iktaara
bajta rahe ye iktaara
madhur preet ki baansuriya
madhur preet ki baansuriya
chal re saanwariya
haan
chal chal re chal re saanwariya
saanwariya re saanwariya
saanwariya re saanwariya
chal chal re chal re saanwariya
chal chal re chal re saanwariya


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“Saudaagar”(1951) was produced by S V Mungre and directed by M I Dharmsee for West Hind pictures, Bombay. This social movie had Rehana, Nasir Khan, Suraiyya Chaudhary, Bhudo Advani, Shakuntala, Ratan Kumar, Bala etc in it.

The movie had ten songs in it. Six were composed by C Ramchandra and four by Hanuman Prasad.

Four songs from the movie (three composed by C Ramchandra and one composed by Hanuman Prasad) have been covered in the past.

Here is the fifth song from “Saudaagar”(1951) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Lata Mangeshkar. P L Santoshi is the lyricist. Music is composed by C Ramchandra.

Only audio of the song is available. It is almost certain that the song was picturised on Rehana. I euest our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this melancholic song.


Song-Bigad gayi kyun meri taqdeer bante bante (Saudaagar)(1951) Singer-Lata, Lyrics- P L Santoshi, MD- C Ramchandra

Lyrics

dil mein chupaaye unki ulfat kaa khazaana
aankhon se likh rahe hain taqdeer kaa fasaana

aa aa aa aa
bigad gayi kyon meri taqdeer bante bante
bigad gayi kyo meri taqdeer bante bante
mit gayi ulfat ki lakeer bante bante
bigad gayi kyun meri takdeer bante bante

aa aa aa aa
manzil ke paas aakar manzil hi bhool baithhe
manzil ke paas aakar manzil hi bhool baithhe
kismat ne mitaa daali tadbeer bante bante
kismat ne mitaa daali tadbeer bante bante
bigad gayi kyun meri taqdeer bante bante
bigad gayi kyun meri taqdeer bante bante

aa aa aa aa aa
tujhko to zamaane ne hone naa diyaa meraa
tujhko to zamaane ne hone naa diyaa meraa
hum mit gaye khud teri tasveer bante bante
hum mit gaye khud teri tasveer bante bante
bigad gayi kyun meri taqdeer bante bante
bigad gayi kyun meri taqdeer bante bante


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

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4451

‘Sajni’ (1940) was produced under the banner of Sudama Productions and was directed by Sarvottam Badami. The cast included Prithviraj Kapoor, Sabita Devi, Snehprabha Pradhan, Noor Jahan (Sr.), Tarabai, Ghory, Kesri, Dixit, Shakir etc. The story and dialogues for of the film were written by Zia Sarhadi. P L Santoshi, Pandit Indra and Zia Sarhadi wrote the songs which were set to music by Gyan Dutt.

From the cast and crew, Sabita Devi, Sarvottam Badami and Zia Sarhadi belonged to Sagar Movietone while Noor Jahan (Sr.), Kesari, Dixit, lyricists P L Santoshi, Pandit Indra and music director Gyan Dutt among others belonged to Ranjit Movietone. The advertisement of the film shows that the film was produced at Ranjit Studio. Why did the amalgam of artists from two competitive banners of film productions happened? The answer is in the genesis of Sudama Productions, the banner under which ‘Sajni’ (1940) was produced.

Sometime in the middle of 1939, Sagar Movietone of Chimanlal Desai faced the financial crunch to such an extent that to come out of it, the banner was required to be merged with General Pictures of Fazalbhoy to make a new entity, National Studios. Offers were given to the existing staff of Sagar Movietone to join National Studios. While most of the artists and crew members joined National Studios, Sarvottam Badami and Sabita Devi decided to join as stake holders in the newly set up film production company, Sudama Productions floated by Dr. Ambalal Patel in which Ranjit Movietone had a stake in it. The films produced under this banner used facilities available in Ranjit Studio and their artists/crew members. Incidentally, Dr Ambalal Patel was a ex-partner in Sagar Movietone.

Sarvottam Badami, the director of the film was a product of Sagar Movietone for whom he directed 10 Hindi films during 1933-39. Except for his first Hindi film, ‘Chandrahaas’ (1933), Sabita Devi acted in remaining of his 9 films as a lead actress. Under the banner of Sudama Productions, Sarvottam Badami directed 4 films – ‘Meri Marzi’ (1939), ‘Chingari’ (1940), ‘Sajni’ (1940) and ‘Holiday in Bombay’ (1941). In all these films, Sabita Devi was in the lead role.

‘Sajni’ (1940) was released on August 17, 1940. The film’s review was published in September 1940 issue of ‘Filmindia’. The reviewer had criticised the film for poor story and direction. The role of Sabita Devi as an uneducated village girl in the film was not in keeping with her image in the Hindi films as a sophisticated girl. The story of the film as per the review is summarized below:

The village’s wealthy money-lender’s son, Nanda (Prithviraj Kapoor) is in love with a peasant girl, Rupa (Sabita Devi). Nanda wish to get married to Rupa but his father is not in favour of his son’s marriage with Rupa due to the financial status of the girl’s family. Nanda is forced to marry Radha (Snehprabha Pradhan) whose father has given a good amount of dowry. To add to the misery of Rupa, her father dies.

Radha soon comes to know that Nanda was in love with Rupa and he still loved her even after the marriage. When Rupa comes know about this, she prevails upon Nanda to forget about her and to strengthen the marriage with Radha for the sake of the society. With Rupa’s blessing, Nanda agrees to her advice. Rupa sacrfices her love for Nanda to make his married life happy.

The main theme of the film’s story may appear familiar to those who has watched films of 1950s and 60s in which inequalities in the societal status make the hero/heroine a doomed lover. In the film under discussion, Sabita Devi is a doomed lover because of her background as a poor peasant girl. Due the unprecedented success of ‘Devdas’ (1935), films with a story of a doomed lover were in vogue especially during 40s through 60s. ‘Deedar’ (1951) and ‘Do Badan’ (1966) are examples among other films.

‘Sajni’ (1940) had 9 songs of which 7 songs were written by P L Santoshi and one each by Pandit Indra and Zia Sarhadi. Since none of the songs were available on any video sharing platform, I have recently uploaded a song ‘deepak ki baatee priyatam main deepak ki baatee’ which I am presenting here. The song is rendered by Snehprabha Pradhan and is set to music by Gyan Dutt.

The song reflects the state of the mind of Radha (Snehprabha Pradhan) married to Nanda (Prithviraj Kapoor). Thier married life is unsettled when she becomes aware that Nanda is still in love with Rupa (Sabita Devi).

With this song, ‘Sajni’ (1940) makes its debut on the Blog.

Audio Clip:

Song-Deepak ki baati priyatam(Sajni)(1940) Singer-Snehprabha Pradhan, Lyrics-P L Santoshi, MD-Gyan Dutt

Lyrics

deepak ki baatee ee
priyatam
main deepak ki baatee
mai….n
deepak ki baatee
priyatam
main deepak ki baatee
pal pal chhin chhin jalti jaatee mai…n
deepak ki baatee ee
priyatam
main deepak ki baatee
pal pal chhin chhin jalti jaatee mai…n
deepak ki baatee
priyatam
main deepak ki baatee

meri raam kahaani sun kar
jal marta parwaana
kahe jaata hai
dheere se wo…o
behta jaa raha ?? jaana
phir bhi jal ki pyaasi
phir bhi jal ki pyaasi
main deepak ki baatee
main deepak ki baatee
mai….n
deepak ki baatee
priyatam
main deepak ki baatee

andhiyaare mein andhiyaare ka
andhiyaare mein andhiyaare ka
rahta ek sahaara
mere andhiyaare jeewan mein
wohi ek hamaara
jab tak hai wo
tab tak hoon main
jab tak hai wo
tab tak hoon main
wo jaata main bujh jaati
wo jaata main bujh jaati
main deepak ki baatee
mai….n
deepak ki baatee ee
priyatam
main deepak ki baatee


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