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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.

Blog Day : 3867 Post No. : 14884

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2009-19) – Song No. 6
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When Atul ji introduced a new series, ‘Blog 10-Year Challenge (2009-19) on February 2, 2019 with a song intaha ho gayi intzaar ki, I was a bit skeptical about the availability of the songs for the series on a sustainable basis. After all, 10 year was a long period. I felt that most of the films for which the first song appeared 10 years back may have been already ‘yippied’. Also in respect of songs from the films released in the 1930s and 40s, most of the remaining songs of such films may not be available on-line. Nonetheless, the advantage of the new series is that the films and songs which have inadvertently gone out of our attention for a long time would come into our focus once again on a regular basis.

I had a quick browse through the songs covered in the Blog since its inception i.e., July 19, 2008 till March 31, 2009 with random checks for the rest of the months in 2009. The results gave me some hope that the captioned series can have songs for posting at least some days of the months. The reason is that during the early years of the Blog, most of the songs covered pertained to the films released in 1960s and 70s. There are some films of these years for which songs are available for posting in the Blog

I found that during July 19, 2008 to December 31, 2008, an overwhelming number of songs covered were of the films released in the 1960s and 70s with few songs from the 1950s and 1980s. However, the representation of songs from the films released in the 1930s and 40s were negligible. For instance, out of 475 songs covered during the period under reference, only 5 songs pertained to the films released in the 1940s – that too the late 1940s. Not a single songs of films released in the 1930s were covered during the period under reference.

These trends were, however, on the expected lines for two reasons. First, Atul ji, considering his age profile at the time of starting of the Blog, has virtually grown up in the midst of popular songs of the films of 1960s and 70s. Obviously, as a ‘start-up venture’ of his Blog, he would have been influenced by such songs. Secondly, and most importantly, even if he intended to cover the songs of the 1930s and 40s, I doubt whether these songs were available in good numbers on the video sharing platforms in 2008. Youtube was set up in 2005 as a video sharing platform. A random browsing of videos on YT gives me an impression that videos of Hindi film songs were uploaded in good numbers only from 2007 onward and the videos of old film songs (1930s and 40s) were getting uploaded mainly from 2009 onward. This trend has reflected in the Blog also. I have noted some of the popular singers of the 1930s and 40s who made debut in the Blog in 2009:

Singer Date of Debut on the Blog Song
K L Saigal 16/02/2009 Baalam aaye baso more mann mein
Zohrabai Ambalewaali 26/02/2009 Akhiyaan mila ke jiyaa bharmaa ke
Khursheed Bano 04/03/2009 morey baalpan ke saathi
Ameerbai Karnataki 08/04/2009 Gore gore o banke chhore
G M Durrani 25/04/2009 laara lappa laara lappa laai rakhdaa
Rajkumari Dubey 31/05/2009 Rasm e ulfat kisi soorat se
Kanan Devi 09/06/2009 duniya ye duniya toofaan mail
Pankaj Mullick 07/11/2009 Guzar gaya wo zamaaana kaisa kaisa

The songs covered in the Blog during the month of February 2009 continued to be on the expected lines. i.e., from the films released during 1960s and 70s. However, some significant additions were made during the month. On February 16, 2009, K L Saigal made a debut on the Blog with the song as mentioned in the table. With this song, for the first time since the inception of the Blog, a song from the film released in the 1930s – ‘Devdas’ (1935) also made the debut on the Blog. Thereafter, during the rest of the month with some spill-over to the succeeding month, one song of K L Saigal was covered almost on a daily basis for the next few days.

10 years ago on this date (Febraury 18, 2009), the Blog had covered 6 songs from films ‘Suraj’ (1966), ‘Hamraahi’ (1963), ‘Anaadi’ (1959), ‘Sangam’ (1964), ‘Sweekar Kiya Maine’ (1983) and ‘President’ (1937). Of these, the first four listed films have already been ‘yippied’. 3 songs of ‘Sweekar Kiya Maine’ (1983) are yet to be covered. In regard to ‘President’ (1937), 4 songs out of 7 songs have been covered in the Blog. One song ‘door bahut door phir bhi tum itne nahin door’ is a short song of about 40 seconds. Of the remaining two songs, ‘Maya rani ki nagri hai’ is not available on line to the best of my efforts. So that leaves only one song, which I intend to present today in this series.

‘President’ aka ‘Badi Bahen’ (1937) was produced under the banner of New Theatres (NT) and was directed by the Cinematographer and screen-play writer, Nitin Bose. The star cast included K L Saigal, Leela Desai, Kamlesh Kumari, Jagdish Sethi, Nawab Kashmiri, Bikram Kapoor, Dev Bala, Bikram Nahar etc. Probably, it was NT’s first attempt to make a film on the subject of industrialisation and the conflict between the management and the workers.

The gist of the story of the film based on the publicity material (song book) is as under:

A young Prabhavati (Kamlesh Kumari) becomes the President of the Prabhavati Cotton Mill Ltd due to the sudden and untimely death of her father. She is known to be strict disciplinarian with good workers rewarded and inefficient workers punished. With her hard work, she converts a small and modest organisation to a bigger establishment.

One day, Prakash (K L Saigal), an ordinary worker in the organisation points out to the President the faults in a machine which if not corrected can be dangerous to the workers. He takes liberty in advising the President that the machine designed by him takes care of faulty design. This is not liked by the President and Prakash is dismissed from the service.

Prakash needs to get some employment to take care of his widowed sister (Dev Bala) and her son. During one of his searches for employment, Prakash takes some rest near the Girls’ Hostel where he accidentally meets a beautiful girl, Sheila (Leela Desai) who is none other than the younger sister of Prabhavati, the President of the Mill. Both of them like each other.

In the meanwhile, a worker who has been employed in place of Prakash meets with an accident due to faulty machine. For the first time, Prabhavati, the President was thinking about Prakash and was wondering whether she had dismissed him wrongly. Dr Sethi (Jagdish Sethi), a friend, who secretly has a tender feeling for Prabhavati, advises her to approach Prakash for re-instatement. The President visits Prakash and appoints him as a Head of the Design Department.

Slowly, a love triangle is developing around Prakash. Sheila is already in love with Prakash and Prabhavati also develops a soft corner for Prakash. The sisters are unaware of this developments. What will be the outcome of the love triangle? The synopsis of the story ends as usual with suspense.

On the basis of the some snippets of the film available on-line and some guess work on my part, Sheila comes to know that Prabhavati also loves Prakash. Sheila respects her elder sister who has taken care not only of her but also of the Cotton Mill. Sheila’s attitude towards Prakash changes which he is not able to understand. He gets frustrated and this affects his relationship with co-workers. I have seen a film’s snippet in which the agitated workers revolts against Prakash and the work in the Mill has been affected. Prabhavati gets to know as to what is troubling Prakash. Probably, when she comes to know of the love triangle, Prabhavati locks herself in her office and collapses. Obviously, Prabhavati sacrifices her love in favour of her younger sister, Sheila.

Nitin Bose (26/04/1897 – 14/04/1986), the director of the film has been associated with NT since its inception in February 1931 as Chief Technical Adviser and the Head of Camera Department. His younger brother, Mukul Bose too joined NT as the Chief of Sound Recordings and was principally involved in introducing the playback singing system in both the Bengali and Hindi versions of ‘Bhagya Chakra/Dhoop Chaaon’ (1935). The box office successes of his directorial ventures like ‘Chandidas’ (1934), ‘Dhhop Chhaaon’ (1935), ‘President’ (1937), ‘Dhartimata’ (1938), ‘Dushman’ (1939) – all under NT banner made him one of the top directors of Hindi films.

Nitin Bose’s innings with NT ended when he had differences with B N Sircar, the boss of NT while shooting for ‘Kashinath’ (1943). He completed the film but did not return to NT thereafter but shifted Bombay (Mumbai). ‘Mujrim’ (1944) was his first film in Mumbai which he produced jointly with Vishnu Cinetone and directed it. The film did not fare well at the box office. Thereafter, he directed Filmistan’s ‘Mazdoor’ (1945), Bombay Talkies’s ‘ Milan’ (1946) in which he worked with Dilip Kumar for the first time. Some of the well known films which he directed included ‘Mashaal’ (1950). ‘Deedar’ (1951), ‘Waaris’ (1954) ‘Ganga-Jamuna’ (1961), ‘Nartaki’ (1963), ‘Dooj Ka Chaand’ (1964), ‘Hum Kahaan Jaa Rahen Hain’ (1966). ‘Saamanta’ (1972) was his last Hindi film as a director. In all, Nitin Bose directed 27 Hindi films between 1934 and 1972.

Although Nitin Bose spent nearly 3 decades in Mumbai as against about a decade in Calcutta (Kolkata), I personally feel that he received a much greater appreciation of his work as a Cinematographer, Writer and Director for films in NT than in Mumbai. The reason could be that in NT, directors had full freedom. If I go by what is stated in Kidar Sharma’s autobiography, B N Sircar did not interfere in the making of the film. As against this, ‘Ganga Jamuna’ (1961), which was one of his most successful films in Mumbai both in terms of critics’ reviews and the box office collections, it is alleged that Dilip Kumar, the producer of the film interfered in the direction of Nitin Bose. In his autobiography, Diip Kumar acknowledged that it was Nitin Bose in ‘Milan’ (1946) who thought him that emotions can be expressed by silence. Later, his style of dialogue delivery with pauses in between became his trade mark style.

Khwaja Ahmed Abbas, in his article, ‘Three Great Directors of India’ which appeared in June 1940 issue of ‘Filmindia’, had rated P C Barua, V Shantaram and Nitin Bose in that order as the greatest directors. Let us read below as to what K A Abbas had said about Nitin Bose and how effectively he used camera angles in ‘President’ (1937).

Nitin Bose is essentially a cameraman and his interest in a photo play is primarily pictorial. He also possesses a strong sense of drama and he can construct a vigorous scenario out of the slenderest story material. He rarely touches stories from well known classics and novels. He picks up an idea and a detailed script is written by him or some one else under his supervision. To him, the story of the author or the plot situations of the story is of no value unless they can be effectively expressed in photographic sense.

In the film ‘President’ (1937), the crazy camera angles in the opening scene create suspense. A meeting of the Board of Directors of the Mills is to start at 9.30 a.m. to be presided over by the President (who is the President?). The camera hitherto focused on the clock is suddenly swung to the door which opens and a woman (Kamlesh Kumari) walks in. If the director had tried any other way to shoot this scene, the realism would have been lost. But Nitin Bose, with the magic of his camera, makes the scene intensely dramatic. Towards the end of the film, in a climax situation wherein Kamlesh Kumari confines herself in a empty room (when she comes to know that her sister, Sheila is also in love with Prakash). In this situation, Nitin Bose created a terrific suspense by giving some crazy camera angles in quick succession of the empty room.

Nitin Bose received Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1977 for his outstanding contributions to the film industry. Seven years later, his nephew, Satyajit Ray received the same award in 1984. It is said that during the making of Bombay Talkies’ ‘Mashaal’ (1950) and its Bengali version ‘Samar’ (1950) which were directed by Nitin Bose, Satyajit Ray was present on the sets assisting Nitin Bose (Source: ‘Satyajit’s Sansar’ by Partha Chatterjee). However, he had not been officially accredited in these films.

I now present the song ‘Chandramukhi ki shaadi ke gagan ne deep jalaaye’ from ‘President’ (1937). I have made the video out of mp3 clip of the song. It is basically a chorus song. The lyricist of the song is unattributed. There were two music directors for the film – R C Boral and Pankaj Mullick. This song is composed by Pankaj Mullick.

I liked this song for the interlude orchestrations. Probably, such orchestrations which sound like a symphony in Western classical music, have been used for the first time in Hindi film music. I will not be surprised if Francisco Casanovas, the Spanish musician who used to play western musical instruments and conduct the musical band in the Grand Hotel, Calcutta those days, had assisted Pankaj Mullick in the composition of interlude orchestrations. My guess is based on a non-filmy song, praan chaahe nain na chahe composed and sung by Pankaj Mullick around the same time for which Francisco Casanovas has been accredited for the orchestration of the song.

Enjoy this choir like song with unique orchestration.

Audio Clip:

Song-Chandramukhi ki shaadi mein (President)(1937)Singers- Unknown female voice-1, Unknown female voice-2, MD-Pankaj Mullick
Chorus

Lyrics

chandarmukhi ki shaadi mein
gagan ne deep jalaaye
charankamal waale mukh ki hansi
shaadi dikhti(?) jaaye
charankamal waale mukh ki hansi
shaadhi dikhti(?) jaaye”

kaali aaj (??) ban mein saji
bin phoolon ki maala pade
kaali aaj (??) ban mein saji
bin phoolon ki maala pade
basant ritu mein kahat chale
khilat phool sunhare
basant ritu mein kahat chale
khilat phool sunhare
jahaan jharnon ke chhalchhal kal par
jal pariyaan naachen gaayen
jahaan jharnon ke chhalchhal kal par
jal pariyaan naachen gaayen
jal pariyaan naachen gaayen

phool wahaan se laayen
tanik door sajaayen
phool wahaan se laayen
tanik door sajaayen
taaron ki duniya se
hum phool chun ke laayen
taaron ki duniya se
hum phool chun ke laayen
tan k?? komal haathhon mein
un phool ko chadhaayen
chandarmukhi ki shaadi mein
gagan ne deep jalaaye
charankamal waale mukh ki hansi
??nikhri jaaye

aaj nayi ek baat suno
mann naache
aaj nayi ek baat suno
mann naache
raja rani to ek singhaasan baithenge kaise
raja rani to ek singhaasan baithenge kaise

sinhaasan par raani
charnon mein raja baithe

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Blog Day : 3824 Post No. : 14827

“Manzoor”(1949) was directed by Subodh Mitra for New Theatres, Bombay. The movie had Asit Baran, Bharati, Chhabi Biswas, Chandrawati, Bhupendra Kapoor, Latika, Aditya Ghosh, Asita Bose, Tulsi Chakravarty, Manorama, Jharna, Master Khurshid, Ram Pyari, RP Kapoor, Prem Kumari, Shaukat Shah etc in it.

The movie had six songs in it. Three of them have been covered in the past.

Here is the fourth song from “Manzoor”(1949) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Ila Ghosh. Pt Bhushan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Pankaj Mullick.

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

I have not been able to get one (may be more than one ) word right in the lyrics. I request our readers with keener ears to help fill in the blanks/ suggest corrections as applicable.


Song-Wo din na rahe raaten na rahin (Manzoor)(1949) Singer-Ila Ghosh, Lyrics-Pt Bhushan, MD-Pankaj Mullick

Lyrics

Wo din na rahe ae ae
raaten na rahin
apne bigde begaane
sab sukh ke saathi chhoot gaye
dukh aaya hamen manaane ae ae
armaanon ki ik bagiya thhi ee
armaanon ki ik bagiya thhi
har daal pe sukh ka jhoola thha
har kali madhur muskaati thhi
har phool khushi se phoola thha
ik halki ee ee ee
ik aisi ulti hawa chali
toote sab sapne suhaane
apne bhi huye begaane

aasha thhi
aasha thhi jeewaan saagar se
munh maange moti paayenge
dil dil ii bhaasha samjhega
nainon ko nain lubhaayenge
ab dil ki ee ee
ab dil ki ye dukh bhari kahaani gaaun
?? jise sunaaun
apne bhi huye begaane


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Blog Day : 3608 Post No. : 14390

Regulars have been noticing that I have been rather irregular in posting articles in the blog for the last few weeks. While some of it was due to personal reasons (travelling etc), I had expected that I would have all the time in the world during the weekend (2 and 3 june 2018) when I hoped to try and make up for the slow going in the blog.

Month of May is traditionally a slow month for the blog because it is in this month that my wife and daughter (staying elsewhere) join me for their summer vacations. Earlier, they would stay in the same place for the month, visiting nearby places at the most, but now they are becoming more ambitious. My daughter, like most persons of her age group easily succumbs to this peer pressure. She has been pestering the two of us about visiting abroad during her vacations ever since she joined a medical college in Mumbai and found her peers doing that.

During the last summer vacation, when the two of them were with me and the daughter insisted on going abroad, we went to Nepal, which is some 300 kilometers by road from where I stay at present and that satisfied the daughter for the time being.

But this time she had raised her standards and she wanted the three of us to go to some “proper” foreign locations. So one week of may 2018 was spent doing just that. During this week, I did not have any time to post in the blog. When we had left for the trip, the blog was averaging just over 4 posts a day, and when we were back then this strike rate had fallen under 4 songs a day. It is still below that mark.

The daughter, no doubt fully satiated after the trip left for Mumbai three days later.

My wife planned to leave on saturday 2 june 2018. So I had hoped to have a free time on saturday and sunday, just like old times. 🙂

At the night of 1 june, just when it was time to go to bed, we heard sound of thunderstorm from outside. Often, rain and storms go unnoticed by people at night, but this one caused closed windows to open, while open windows rattled violently, threatening to come off their hinges. We closed some of the open windows. Some windows in some outer rooms were still open, but going to that room by opening some doors was not advisable, because an open door is much more of a nightmare than an open window under these circumstances.

Whenever we have such rain and storm situation, electricity is bound to go off. And so it did. Erratic electricity is nothing new in these parts, so people have invertors with them. We also have invertor. No electricity means no AC in this hot weather, So we spent the night under the air of fan. Luckily the invertor battery lasted till the whole night.

Next morning, when I went out at 5 AM to walk my dogs by turns, I found that big branches of a few trees had fallen on the road at two places. In addition, a few big branches had fallen on the gate of a neighbouring house, totally blocking that gate. Clearing these huge branches was going to take time. And it also became clear to me that restoration of electricity would not happen in a hurry.

My wife was scheduled to board a noon train at Bareilly that would take her to Lucknow by 4 PM and from there she would catch a train to Jabalpur. It turned out that the train she was to board at Bareilly would start late and she would miss her Lucknow train if she decided to go by that train. Trains running several hours late is quite common in these parts. My wife managed to get one such badly delayed train at 11:15 AM. So she arrived Lucknow comfortably in time.

It was saturday and I was at my work place for half a day where electricity was there thanks to generator backup. When I went home, I found that electricity was not yet restored. I knew that it was time to ration my invertor electricity because very little charge remained in the battery after using it all up during the whole night and early morning. So I did not use any electricity and did not even use my computer and wi fi.

On enquiry, I was informed that the state electricity board staff were working to rectify the faults and the likely time of restoration was 7 :30 PM. 7:30 PM came and went away and there was no sign of electricity coming back. Normally I would spend this time blogging or watching TV if anything interesting was on it. Instead of that, I was wondering how to minimise the effects of heat (it was hot and humid even at night time). I tried to switch on a tubelight for a few seconds and it immediately went off, signifying that the invertor battery had actually got discharged as I had feared.

It was clear that I had to spend the night without light and fan.

When I go to bed at night, the two dogs also like to sleep nearby at their chosen places. But before that they have their fight where I have to mediate. As it is, Bhole regards himself as my pet while Chhote is supposed to be my wife’s pet. So Bhole stakes his claim on me. He would accompany me wherever I go within the house. Under “normal” circumstances, I would be seated on my computer chair staring at the screen while Bhole would lie sprawled on the floor near by. He would not allow Chhote to enter the room. Chhote must enter the room at bed time. So what to do. He tries to enter the bedroom when Bhole is not looking and then slips under the bed.

But this is not a foolproof method. Bhole takes serious exception whenever Chhote tries to come in. So, to help Chhote, I restrain Bhole by grabbing his collar and that allows Chhote to enter the bedroom and slip under the bed. Then I try to pacify an irate Bhole by giving him a head massage while continuing to hold his collar. After some time, this massage pacifies him ,but when I release his collar, he goes near the bed and barks violently at Chhote, while Chhote too barks back.

After a few minutes, truce is called for the night. After some time, Chhote comes out of the bed and sleeps on the left side of the bed while Bhole is sleeping on the right side of the bed. When I wake up at say midnight or later, the two dogs would be happily seated next to each other. 🙂

Since it was dark so I was in no position to play mediator between the two dogs. They barked at each other for what looked like hours to me while I, unable to see anything tried to go back to sleep. Next morning, when I woke up (yes, I managed to get some sleep even after all this heat and humidity), I found that the two dogs had made peace with each other on their own and they were sleeping at their usual places on either side of the bed. 🙂

There was no electicity even on that morning, which was a sunday. When I read the newspapers, I came to know about the damage that the storm had caused. Hundreds of trees and their branched had fallen on electricity wires all over the city and elsewhere. So restoration work was going to take a while.

All this had stated to take its toll. The contents of fridge had started to rot. Previous day’s milk soured, as expected. some other stuff kept in the fridge also turned unuseable. I was running out of filtered water too since I could not operate the water purifier.

The charge on my mobiles (I have two of them) were also alarmingly low. 17 % in one and 36 % in another. My wife was travelling by train and I keep track of train movement on mobile on the NTES app when she (or the daughter) travels. When her train was on the verge of arriving at her destination, I phoned her and informed her about my mobile charge situation and informed her not to worry if she could not get me on mobile as it would only mean that my mobile battery had got discharged.

Some tubelights/ fans in the residence are on invertor and others are not. I had kept a few non-invertor switches on. At 8 :38 AM, I found these tubelights /CFLs getting illuminated ! So electricity was back after a wait of some 36 hours. I quickly plugged my mobiles for charging and switched on the water purifier.

Just as I was all praises for the Electricity Board employees, I found that the light had again gone off, after just five minutes. So I had to rush to switch off all the switches connected to invertor.

Exactly three hours later at 11:38, electricity came back, much to my glee. Again, it went off five minutes later.

In the meanwhile, my daughter had sent me a message to pay her mobile bill. The SIM that she uses is in my name and I pay its bill online. Once in the past I had failed to pay the bill and that connection had got disconnected. Getting it reconnected took a few hours but the trouble was not worth it because she had to phone from an unknown number (her friend’s) to inform me about her phone disconnected while I (and my wife) were worrying about her whereabouts. So I thought that I should pay her bill without delay. so even though I had no electricity, I switched the computer on (which showed 78% change) and I decided to use dongle (my backup internet connection) for payment. But before I could make the payment, the computer, showing 78 % change, suddenly changed its mind and announced that it had only 7 % change. Before I could make out what was going on, the computer swtched off abruptly and abnormally because of low change in its battery.

I messaged the daughter back telling her that I was without electicity, with low battery in my mobiles and with a discharged computer, so she needed to pay the bill herself.

One hour later, the light came back again, this time fortunately for a longer duration. even though the light went off again after some 40 minutes, this was enough time for my mobiles to get changed adequately, the water purifier to deliver adequate water to last for the day, and more importantly, the invertor battery managed to get changed a bit. After that, electricity kep coming and going but all that gave enough time for the Invertor battery to get changed. In other words, things had limped back to normalcy.

Or did they ? When I decided to swich on the computer, it failed to get swithed on to its desktop. The computer would try to install windows interminably without any results.

After lots and lots of trials and errors till late night, I realised that this computer had finally conked off and I needed to get a noew computer. so, from next morning (viz tpday 4 june 2018), I have been thinking about buying a new computer. I even souded our knowledgeable members in our whatsapp group to suggest what computer to buy.

all this will take a few days, but what about blogging in the interim. I tried a few tricks and they only gave partial results. Now, I have managed to get to the desktop pf my computer (I am myself surprised how) and so I can at least make use of this computer, something that was looking impossible till this morning.

The song that I have in mind has no relation to the dilemma that I have discussed above. it just happens to be a song that I stumbled upon while I was looking for a song of 1948. This song caught my eye because it is a rare song from a rare movie. The movie is “Oonch Neech”(1948). This movie was directed by Hem Chandar for New Theatres, Calcutta. ovie had The Bharti Devi, Sumitra devi, Chgandravati, Pal Mahendra, Hiralal, Poornendu, Gopal Mehra, Ansari, Deendayaal, Deepaali, Indira, Ramesh, Nirupama etc in it.

This was a movie that had come when “New Theatres” had lost its primacy and was on a free fall. As a result there were few takers for New Thratres movie like this. Even the songs ended up as forgotten.

The movie had five songs in it. One obscure song from the movie has been covered in the past.

This song is even more obscure. It is sung by Sudha Mukherji, a singer I had never heard about and who makes her debut in the blog with this song. Ramesh Pandey is the lyricist. Music is composed by Pankaj Mullick.

Only the audio of this song is available. The audio quality too is not vert good.

The song may be an obscure one, but I loved the song the very first time I herd it. The lyrics are superb, and so is the music, which sounds quite different from the usual music of Hindi movie songs of those days. This is one song that deserved to be better known among music lovers.

I have I have not been able to get many words right in the lyrics. I request our readers with keener ears to help fill in the blanks;/ suggest corrections as applicable. I am sure one will be able to appreciate this song even better after we manage to get the missing words right. This song is about “phool” and the lyricist has come up with superb lyrics, which are sort of like “pushp ki abhilaasha”, an immortal poem by Makhan Lal Chaturvedi.

PS-After I typed out this article, I faced many more problems while posting this article in the blog. So message is clear me for . I need to have a new computer, and that too as soon as possible. 🙂


Phool kahe dhanya hoon main (Oonch Neech)(1948) Singer-Sudha Mukherji, Lyrics-Ramesh Pandey, MD-Pankaj Mullick

Lyrics

phool kahe
dhanya hoon main
dhanya hoon main
is dharti par phool kahe
apne
apne dev ko pooj sakoon oon
apne dev ko pooj sakoon
yadi apne ghar dhanya dhanya main
is dharti par phool kahe ae ae ae

maine ae janm liya mitti par
div swapn sa ??
phool
charan choom loon
ho vyaakul
charan choom loon
ho vyaakul
pankhudiyaan
pankhudiyaan
pankhudiyaan
??
dhanya dhanya main
is dharti par
phool kahe ae ae ae

main dhara ??
maala
??
dhara ??
swarg banaana
mera ho samast dhan jewar
mera ho samast dhan jewar
bicha(??) tumhaare charnon par
dhanya dhanya
dhanya dhanya main
is dharti par
phool kahe ae ae ae


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“Manzoor”(1949) was directed by Subodh Mitra for New Theatres, Bombay. The movie had Asit Baran, Bharati, Chhabi Biswas, Chandrawati, Bhupendra Kapoor, Latika, Aditya Ghosh, Asita Bose, Tulsi Chakravarty, Manorama, Jharna, Master Khurshid, Ram Pyari, RP Kapoor, Prem Kumari, Shaukat Shah etc in it.

The movie had si songs in it. Two of them have been covered in the past.

Here is the third song from “Manzoor”(1949) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Asit Baran. Pt Bhushan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Pankaj Mullick.

Only the audio of this song is available. It is clear that the song was picturised on Asit Baran himself who was a superb singer-actor of that era.

I have not been able to get a word (or may be more) right in the lyrics. I request our knowledgeable readers to help fill in the blanks/ suggest corrections as applicable in the lyrics.


Song-Hirday mein phool rahe hain phool (Manzoor)(1949) Singer-Asit Baran, Lyrics-Pt Bhushan, MD-Pankaj Mullick

Lyrics

hirday mein aen aen phool rahe hain phool
man aangan mein aen phool rahe hain phool
wo khele jab aankh micholi ee
bhar jaaye is dil ki jholi
wo khele jab aankh micholi ee
bhar jaaye is dil ki jholi
prem ke josh mein hosh ude
aur sudh budh jaaye bhool
hirday mein aen aen phool rahe hain phool
aa ha ha ha aa aa

wo jab aankh se aankh milaaye ae ae ae ae ae
wo jab aankh se aankh milaaye ae ae ae
dil ki naav jhakoley khaaye
chhode ye
chhode ye majhdhar mein laakar
daale aankh mein dhool
hirday mein aen aen phool rahe hain phool
aa ha ha ha aa aa

uski paayal ki jhankaaren
uski jhaanjhar ki jhankaaren
jhankaaren
payal ki jhankaaren
dil mein sau sau baar pukaaren aen
uski paayal ki jhankaaren
nazar na aaye ae ae
nazar na aaye
dil khincha jaaye
prem nadi ke kool
hirday mein aen aen phool rahe hain phool
man aangan mein phool rahe hain phool


This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing

Today we will discuss about a song and the film ” Meenakshi”-42, made by New Theatres, Calcutta in two languages-Hindi and Bangla.
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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 sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

This article is his 600th writeup in the blog.

Today’s song is from film Aandhi-40. The film was directed by Dinesh Ranjan Roy, music was by K.C.Dey and this song is sung by Pankaj Mallik and Radha Rani.

There is a reason why I selected this song. I wanted a song sung by Radha Rani, so that I get an opportunity to settle the issue of multiple Radha Ranis. ” Same name confusion ” is very common in the world of Hindi cinema. Luckily, the confusion existed only between 1931 and 1960. There are many many cases of same name Directors, Music Directors, Singers and Actors. Information on all names is extremely difficult to come by. Still I managed to write on 15 pairs of Same name Artistes in 3 articles and tried to clarify the confusions.
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“Chhota Bhai” (1949) was directed by Kartik Chatterji for New Theatres,Calcutta. The movie had Molina Devi, Rajlakshmi, Shakur, Pal Mahendra, Maya Bose, Asit Sen, AH Shor, Khursheed, Chhabi Rai, Tulsi Chakravarty, Manorama, Natwar, Asha, etc. in it.
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“Anjangarh”(1948) was directed by Bimal Roy for New Theatres, Calcutta. This movie had Bipin Gupta, Ajay Kumar, Hiralal, Sunanda Devi, Rama Indu, Parulkar, Bhupendra Kapoor, Tulsi Chakraborty, Asit Sen, Jahar Roy etc in it.
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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 sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Forgotten Melodies of the 1940s – 35
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I had never heard of the film AANDHI (1940) until I came across a couple of mp3 audio clips of the songs from the film. It was more surprising for me when I came to know that the film was from the stable of New Theatres Ltd. Of course, the film was produced under the banner of Associated Productions Ltd, probably an associate or subsidiary of the New Theatres. The film was directed by Dinesh Ranjan Das, a name I heard for the first time. The star cast included Pankaj Mullick and Mollina Devi in lead roles supported by Nemo, Shreelekha, Manjari, Muzamil, K C Dey etc.
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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 sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Bengal enjoyed a dominant position in Hindi cinema till the 1950s. Its meaningful,entertaining films as well as music-Film and the Non Film music both, ruled the roost, from the early 30s. In this conquest of the East,the Lion’s share was that of NEW THEATRES-set up and owned by B N Sircar. New Theatres was not just a production company, but it was an Institution and a school for developing artistes in the 30s and the 40s.
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