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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.

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5045 Post No. : 16956

Today’s song is from the film Bandish-1955.

What is the meaning of the word Bandish ? It is very funny that we use many Urdu words without understanding their real exact meanings. We have some vague idea about its meaning and we sincerely use it with that intended meaning. I have come across people frequently using wrong words, causing humour or pity. From the childhood, I always remembered what our English teacher had told us. He had said that when in doubt, immediately refer to the dictionary and get the right meaning. A habit from that time helped me always and I became careful in using the correct words. This helped me in my education as well as career. Same case is with pronunciation of certain words. English or Urdu is not our mother tongue, and hence the right pronunciation of words is as important as using the right words.

Again, how many of us know the real, exact meaning of the word Bandish ? Those of us who are Music oriented, we know that ‘ Bandish ‘ is a fixed, melodic composition in Vocal or Instrumental music. However, Bandish has some other usages or meanings like ‘ Binding Together ‘ or even ‘Restriction’. Dictionary gives these words, बंधन , रुकावट , शब्द योजना, रचना etc. Looking at the story of this film Bandish-55, the most appropriate meaning would be ‘Binding Together’.

This film was having a FIRST and a LAST about it. This film was the FIRST or the Debut film of the child artiste Daisy Irani. In this first film, she enacted a Boy’s role ! Daisy Irani was the sister of Menaka and Honey Irani and her brothers were Sarosh and Bunny. Her parents were Perin and Noshir Irani. Their grandfather ran an Irani restaurant ‘ B.Merwan’. Her father was looking after the cafe and their greedy mother Perin irani employed all 5 children to work as child artistes in Hindi and other language films. Thus their childhood was an abnormal one. Out of 5 children, Bunny acted in only 2 films,Sarosh in 5 films, Menaka even did few films as Heroine, but Daisy with 69 films and Honey with 22 films acted as child actors till they grew enough till not to look like children anymore. All got married and settled. Menaka married actor director Kamran (father of Farah Khan- Choreographer), Daisy married K.K.Shukla-a writer and Honey married Jawed Akhtar-writer, ex MP and a pseudo secularist.

This film was the LAST film as an assistant music Director for Ravi (who had been working as an assistant to Hemant Kumar). After this film, he debuted in film Vachan as an independent Music director He, however, continued relations with Hemant Kumar by offering him songs to sing in his films, for a long time.

Film Bandish-55 was made by Basu Chitra Mandir. It was directed by Satyen Bose and Music was by Hemant Kumar (assistant-Ravi Shankar Sharma). The cast of the film was Ashok Kumar, Meena Kumari, Daisy Irani-credited as Roop Kumar, Bipin Gupta, Sajjan, Nazir Hussain and many many more. Master Bhagwan was a Guest Artiste and sang a song ” Le lo Gubbare” in this film.

Director Satyen Bose was my favourite director. I had first heard the name Satyen Bose when I saw the film Jagriti for the first time in 1954. That time I realised that this director is too good to miss anytime. His successive films confirmed my opinion about him and I made it a point to see all his films, as far as possible.

SATYEN BOSE was born on 22-1-1916 at Goya Bazaar, Calcutta. (some sources claim that he was born in Purnia, Bihar). He graduated in commerce from Vidyasagar college,Calcutta in 1941.He did jobs in Railways and Bank. He set up National progressive Pictures and made 3 films in Bangla. His Film PORIBORTAN-1949 was a grand success. He also acted as Principal Shishir babu in it. He then shifted to Bombay. He first made Parichay and then made Jagriti-54,a remake of his own PORIBORTON-49. Abhi Bhattacharya played the role of the new Superintendent Shekhar Babu in this film. Film Jagriti became a landmark movie in Hindi and won many awards including Filmfare and a national award. He directed 34 films till Woh din aayega-86.

He also did a Malyali film, Jeevita Samaram-71. His film Dosti gave name and fame to the L-P duo. Rakhi Gulzar debuted in his Jeevan Mrityu and Nargis got her National Award for his Raat aur Din-68. He did many films for Rajashree Productions and had good relations with Tarachand Barjatya. He was very friendly with Mukesh Sharma, Director of Bombay Doordarshan, in those days.

Satyen Bose died on 9th June 1993 at Bombay. His last rites were done by Mukesh Sharma, as per the wishes of Satyen Bose. Only 2 people from the Film Industry-Tarachand Barjatya and Anup Kumar attended his funeral. A great film director who gave hits like Jagriti, Raat aur Din, Girl Friend, Jeevan mrityu, Chalti ka naam gaadi etc,died Unsung and Unwept by the same industry !

Here is the filmography of Satyen Bose- FILMOGRAPHY (* also act): 1949: Paribartan*; 1951: Barjatri*; 1953: Bhor Hoye Elo; 1954: Jagriti; Parichay; 1955: Rickshawala; Bandish; 1957: Bandi; 1958: Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi; Savera; Sitaron Se Aage; 1960: Masoom; Girl Friend; 1964: Daal Mein Kala; Dosti; 1966: Aasra; Mere Lal; 1967: Bhagya; Raat Aur Din; 1968: Jyot Jale; 1969: Wapas; Aansoo Ban Gaye Phool; 1970: Jeevan Mrityu; 1972: Sa Re Ga Ma Pa; Anokhi Pehchan; Mere Bhaiya; 1977: Mastan Dada; 1978: Anmol Tasveer; 1979: Saanch Ko Aanch Nahin; Bin Maa Ke Bachche; 1980: Payal Ki Jhankaar; 1982: Tumhare Bina; 1983: Kaya Palat; 1986: Woh Din Aayega.

In Hindi cinema 2 actresses were famous as ” Eternal Weepers”. In almost every film these actresses wept at least 10 times ! Seeing them smiling or laughing used to be a matter of challenge and the cine-goers used to bet on these moments in their films ! They were NIMMI AND MEENA KUMARI-who was called The Tragedy Queen. Do you know even among the male actors, there was one such actor who wept in the majority of his films ? He also had 3 pet dialogues to be used in all his films. It was jokingly said in the industry that he would not sign a film till he was assured of at least one weeping scene in the film. His name was NAZIR HUSSAIN.

Nazir Hussain, an educated, multifaceted character actor, producer, director, writer and a social worker. Nazir Hussain was born on 15-5-1922 at village Usia Dildarnagar, Kamsaar, dist. Ghazipur-U.P. His father Shahabzad was a Guard in Railways. Being a tall and healthy person, Nazir joined the British Army for some time, but soon he left and joined the Indian National Army of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. In 1950,Bimal Roy was planning his film on Netaji,”Pehla Aadmi”. He needed a person who could act and have the knowledge of Netaji’s army details. He approached Nazir Hussain and after some pressure, he conceded and acted in the film. (HFGK however does not show his name in the cast, maybe the list is incomplete or he must have been in the film credit list).

Thus started a career spanning a period of more than 3 decades. He was one actor who started with doing character roles and continued throughout his career. He worked in over 200 films. He was a permanent fixture in Bimal Roy films, next he worked in almost all films of Dev Anand and Dharmendra also. His typical style of acting and delivery of dialogues got him weeping roles mostly. It is generally believed that Nazir did only weepy roles of helpless, poor farmers, poor girl’s father, worker of low level, coolie etc etc, but it is not true. He is probably one of those actors who excelled in doing a variety of roles like Murderer(Baazi),Professor(Tapasya),Doctor(Khamoshi/Abhinetri), Police Commissioner( Jewel Thief), Advocate( Mohabbat zindagi hai),Police Inspector( Kala Pani), doting/smiling father (Sharmilee), Riksha Puller ( Do bigha zamin), Seth ji( Naya Daur) etc etc. However, because of his weepy roles in hit films, he was nicknamed “Aansuon ka canister” in the film industry. The equation was, “Nazir does not accept a role unless he is allowed to weep on screen”.

Besides being a major character actor, the service he has rendered to the Bhojpuri Film industry can not be forgotten. In one of the Film Award functions, Nazir was introduced to President Rajendra Prasad. On learning that Nazir came from Gazipur, the President asked him why he should not produce Bhojpuri films. Taking inspiration from this, Nazir wrote, produced and directed the first Bhojpuri film “Gnaga maiya tori piyari chadhai bo”-1962. Later he kept on making several hit Bhojpuri films.

He was often a subject of ridicule for his weepy roles. His favourite dialogue was,”Beti / Beta, aaj agar tumhari Maa zinda hoti toh….”. Yet another was,”Ab main duniya ko kya munh dikhaun “? One more was, ”Tumne mere saare armaan choor choor kar diye”. Nazir Hussain was an actor,producer,director and also a writer. He used to write and direct all his Bhojpuri films. He shot many of his Bhojpuri films in and around his village and helped develop that area for employment.

His last film as an actor was Vali E Azam-1987. He died on 25-1- 2014 at the age of 92 years, in Malad, Mumbai. ( Thanks to Mr. M N Sardana ji and wiki ji).

The story, dialogues and screenplay of the film Bandish was by Jyotirmoy Roy. BANDISH was a remake of a successful Bengali film Chhale Kaar-1954.

In the film, story happens with all the cast bearing Bengali names. Nasir Hussain is Mahender Babu who is bringing up an orphan ‘Tomato’ (Daisy Irani),since he was a small baby. Now that he is unable to rear him any further due to bad health, he leaves Tomato in a park, where Kamal Roy(Ashok Kumar) is sitting alone on a bench and he tells Tomato to call him his father hereafter. Kamal Roy brings Tomato home and keeps him as his son. Kamal Roy’s marriage is fixed with Usha Sen(Meena kumari). The entry of Tomato is resented by Kamal’s Mother(Protima Devi) and father(Bhanu Bannerjee) who advise him to get married immediately, as the neighbours and other people in their social circle are whispering about Tomato’s parentage-accusing silently Kamal himself. In this situation Usha supports Kamal fully.

The story further details how Tomato brings cheers and sorrow in their lives with the end being very happy.

Here is the 4th song from this film, sung by Asha Bhosle.


Song-Mohe apna bana lo saajan (Bandish)(1955) Singer- Asha Bhonsle, Lyricist- Prem Dhawan, MD- Hemant Kumar (asstt. Ravi)

Lyrics

mohe apna bana lo saajan
mohe apna bana lo
mohe apna bana lo saajan
mohe apna bana lo
mere nanhe se naazuk man ki dekho batiyaan na taalo
ho o o
mohe apna bana lo saajan
mohe apna bana lo

sambhle na aaj piya
jaane kyun mera jiya
ghir ghir main jaaun haaye
tumne kya jaadu kiya
sambhle na aaj piya
jaane kyun mera jiya
ghir ghir main jaaun haaye
tumne kya jaadu kiya ho o
zara aa ke sambhaalo saajan
zara aa ke sambhaalo
mohe apna bana lo saajan
mohe apna bana lo

baahon mein teri piya jhoola main jhooloon
tu mujhko bhoole na main tujhko bhooloon
baahon mein teri piya jhoola main jhooloon
tu mujhko bhoole na main tujhko bhooloon oon oon
ye kasam aaj kha lo sajan
ye kasam aaj kha lo
mohe apna bana lo saajan
mohe apna bana lo
mere nanhe se naazuk man ki dekho batiyaan na taalo
ho o o
mohe apna bana lo saajan
mohe apna bana lo
mohe apna bana lo saajan
mohe apna bana lo


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

Blog Day : 4977 Post No. : 16854 Movie Count : 4585

#The Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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# Bhoole-Bisre Geet # 168 # Missing Films of 1972 – 17#
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Today’s song is from the movie ‘Shiv Bhakt Baabaa Baalaknaath’. I was not aware of this movie earlier, till coming across it in the ‘Hindi Film Geet Kosh’ – Vol-V i.e., 1971-1980.

‘Shiv Bhakt Baabaa Baalaknaath’ was directed by Avtar for Balaknath Art Films, Bombay. It is a devotional (bhakti pradhan) movie passed by Censor Board on 09.05.1972. The star cast of this movide includes Babloo, Jayshree Gadkar, Mahesh Desai, BM Vyas, Sulochana, Babu Raje, Sulochana Chatterjee, Radheshyam, Anuradha Guha, Suresh Divekar, Thakur, Lakiram, Pushpa, Bhagirath, Raghu, Moolchand, Omi, Sitaram, Parasram, Maruti, Madhukar, Narendra Shridhar and others. SN Tripathi and Aarti make a special appearance in this movie.

As per HFGK, this movie has eight songs written by five lyricist as per details given below.

Sl. No. Song Title Singer/s Lyricist
01 Om Jai Kalaadhaari Hare, Swami Jai Pauna Hari Hare Mahendra Kapoor, chorus Durgadas Jagota
02 Ulfat Ki Rawaani Mat Poochho, Bewa Ki Jawaani Mat Poochho Mahendra Kapoor Bharat Vyas
03 Chanda O Mere Chamke Tu Aisa Ki Mit Jaaye Jag Ka Andheraa Usha Mangeshkar Bharat Vyas
04 Aaj Guru Ki Aagyaa Le Kar… Is Bharat Ki Bhoomi Par Aise Teerath Mahendra Kapoor Thakur Chhabda
05 Ghar Ghar Bhatkoon, Dar Dar Bhatkoon, Milta Nahin Mujhe Tera Thhikaanaa Usha Mangeshkar Sudarshan Sharma
06 Mathura Naa Jaao Bhaai, Kaashi Naa Jaao … Jinki Ek Jhalak Se … Manna Dey, Krishna Kalle, chorus Bharat Vyas
07 Baba Mera Suhaag Naa Ujde Suhaag, Ban Ke Suhaagin Rahi Abhaagan … Usha Mangeshkar Bharat Vyas
08 Hote Hain Dilwaale Kamal Barot, Usha Bansal Gauhar Kanpuri

Today’s song is sung by Manna Dey and Krishna Kalle with chorus. Audio and video links for the songs of this movie seems to be unavailable as of now. However, this movie is available in parts on YouTube.

Let us have take another look on the list of movies of 1972 alphabetically after adding today’s movie, which is the 117th movie of 1972 in the listing as per Geet Kosh. For brevity the list given below includes the list of movies missing on the blog and list of all movies from the last post – “O Kheton Ki Shahzaadi” from the movie ‘Shaayar-e-Kashmir Mahjoor’ to today’s movie song-post.

Sl. No. Movie Title Director Music Director Passed by Censor Board No of Songs on the Blog No of Songs as per HFGK
1 Aakraant Girish Vaidya Jagat Singh 07121972 0 No Information
17 Bachche Mere Saathi TN Babu MS Vishwanathan 17111972 Songs Not Available 6
24 Bharat Darshan Khwaja Ahmed Abbas Jaidev 04111972 0 No Information
45 Fighter Sheela Vijay Not Mentioned 07101972 0 No Information
50 Gunfighter Johnny KSR Das Aadi Narayan Rao 25031972 Songs Not Available 5
53 Hunterwaali KS Reddi Satyam 02091972 Songs Not Available 5
54 Jaadoo Nagari Vednatham Roghaviya Aadi Narayan Rao 05061972 0 No Information
68 Lady James Bond KSR Das Satyam 11071972 Songs Not Available 5
73 Maayaa Darpan Kumar T Shahni Bhaskar Chandavarkar 12121972 0 No Information
81 Miss Chaalbaaz (Tingoo Agent 000) Ravi Rajan-Nagendra 27111972 Songs Not Available 4
95 Raajdhaani Express BJ Patel L Chakravarty 04031972 Songs Not Available 5
115 Shaayar-e-Kashmir Mahjoor Prabhat Mukherjee Prem Dhawan 24081972 1 10
116 Sharaarat Manmohan Desai Ganesh 21021972 7
117 Shiv Bhakta Baabaa Baalaknaath Avtaar Roshanlal Khatri 09051972 0 8

*Notes:

  1. Songs for ‘Bachche Mere Saathi’, ‘Gunfighter Johnny’, ‘Hunterwaali’, ‘Lady James Bond’ and ‘Miss Chaalbaaz’ (Tingoo Agent 000) seem to be unavailable as of now.
  2. There is no information about the songs in HFGK Vol-V (1971-1980) for the movies – ‘Aakraant’, ‘Bharat Darshan’, ‘Fighter Sheela’, ‘Jaadu Nagari’ and ‘Maaya Darpan’ as mentioned above.

Let us now listen to today’s song, and welcome ‘Shiv Bhakt Baba Baalak Nath’ on the blog.

Song – Mathura Na Jaao Bhai Kaashi Na Jaao (Shiv Bhakt Baba Baalak Nath) (1972) Singer – Manna Dey, Krishna Kalle, Lyrics – Bharat Vyas, MD – Prem Dhawan
Manna Dey + Krishna Kalle
Chorus

Lyrics

mathura na jaao bhaai
kaashi na jaao
teerath na jaao
aur na ganga nahaao
jin ki ek jhalak se janam janam ke paap kat jaayen
aise baba ke gun gaao
baba ki dhooni ramaao
aise baba ke gun gaao
baba ki dhuni ramaao
mathura na jaao bhaai
kaashi na jaao
teerath na jaao
aur na ganga nahaao

uttar dakshin
purab paschim
koi na aaye kaam re ae
baba ke charnon mein dhoondho
milenge chaaron dhaam re ae ae
milenge chaaron dhaam re ae
na bhasmi ramaao aur na maala phiraao
mandir mandir mann ko at bhatkaao
jin ki ek jhalak se janam janam ke paap kat jaayen
aise baba ke gun gaao
baba ki dhooni ramaao
aise baba ke gun gaao
baba ki dhooni ramaao
mathura na jaao bhaai
kaashi na jaao
teerath na jaao
aur na ganga nahaao

baalak roop hai kitna pyaara
sab devon se nyaara hai
sabhi devta jhilmil taare
baba to dhruv taara hai ae
baba to dhruv taara hai 
in ki mohini moorat bhaai
sab ki jyot hai in mein samaai
jin ki ek jhalak se janam janam ke paap kat jaayen
aise baba ke gun gaao
baba ki dhooni ramaao
aise baba ke gun gaao
baba ki dhooni ramaao

mathur na jaao bhaai
kaashi na jaao
teerath na jaao
aur na ganga nahaao
jin ki ek jhalak se janam janam ke paap kat jaayen
aise baba ke gun gaao
baba ki dhooni ramaao
aise baba ke gun gaao
baba ki dhooni ramaao
aise baba ke gun gaao
baba ki dhooni ramaao
aise baba ke gun gaao
baba ki dhooni ramaao

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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मथुरा ना जाओ भाई
काशी ना जाओ
तीर्थ ना जाओ
और ना गंगा नहाओ
जिनकी एक झलक से जनम जनम के पाप कट जाएँ
ऐसे बाबा के गुण गाओ
बाबा की धूनी रमाओ
ऐसे बाबा के गुण गाओ
बाबा की धूनी रमाओ
मथुरा ना जाओ भाई
काशी ना जाओ
तीर्थ ना जाओ
और ना गंगा नहाओ

उत्तर दक्षिण
पूरब पश्चिम
कोई ना आए काम रे
बाबा के चरणों में ढूंढो
मिलेंगे चारो धाम रे
मिलेंगे चारो धाम रे
ना भस्मी रमाओ और ना माल फिराओ
मंदिर मंदिर मन को मत भटकाओ
जिनकी एक झलक से जनम जनम के पाप कट जाएँ
ऐसे बाबा के गुण गाओ
बाबा की धूनी रमाओ
ऐसे बाबा के गुण गाओ
बाबा की धूनी रमाओ
मथुरा ना जाओ भाई
काशी ना जाओ
तीर्थ ना जाओ
और ना गंगा नहाओ

बालक रूप है कितना प्यारा
हर देवों से न्यारा है
सभी देवता झिलमिल तारे
बाबा तो ध्रुव तारा है
बाबा तो ध्रुव तारा है
इनकी मोहिनी मूरत भाई
सबकी ज्योत है इन में समाई
जिनकी एक झलक से जनम जनम के पाप कट जाएँ
ऐसे बाबा के गुण गाओ
बाबा की धूनी रमाओ
ऐसे बाबा के गुण गाओ
बाबा की धूनी रमाओ

मथुरा ना जाओ भाई
काशी ना जाओ
तीर्थ ना जाओ
और ना गंगा नहाओ
जिनकी एक झलक से जनम जनम के
पाप कट जाएँ
ऐसे बाबा के गुण गाओ
बाबा की धूनी रमाओ
ऐसे बाबा के गुण गाओ
बाबा की धूनी रमाओ
ऐसे बाबा के गुण गाओ
बाबा की धूनी रमाओ


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

Blog Day : 4975 Post No. : 16851 Movie Count : 4584

#The Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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# Bhoole-Bisre Geet # 168 # Missing Films of 1972 – 16#
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Today’s song is from the movie ‘Shaayar-e-Kashmir Mahjoor’.

I had never read or heard about this movie earlier till I become aware of this in HFGK Vol-V (1971-1980). It seems to be an obscure movie and very less information about it is available so far. Luckily though few of its songs have been uploaded by music lovers and I sincerely express my gratitude towards them.

‘Shaayar-e-Kashmir Mahjoor’ was directed by Prabhat Mukherji. It seems that Prabhat Mukherji was also the producer of this movie, as HFGK mentions the production company as Prabhat Mukherji (Producer, Calcutta).

The star cast of the movie is listed as Balraj Sahni, Ajay Sahni (Parikshit Sahni), Miss Kaul, Kalpana Sahni, Pran Kishore Kaul, Badgami, Raja Hamid, Kishori Kaul, Rajani Gupta, Gitanjali Desai, Shazda Zameer Ahmed, Ghulam Muhammad Pandit, Ghulam Muhammad Sufi, Krishna Pandit, Zehar Rai, and others. It was passed by Censor Board on 24.08.1972.

Here is brief about this movie which is mentioned on its song-link on YouTube by the uploader of the today’s song.

Mahjoor (Peerzada Ghulam Ahmad) was a poetic legend in the valley of Kashmir, known for his revolutionary poetry of 20th Century, Unfortunately, not much documented and heard beyond the valley. Balraj Sahni was amazed with the popularity of the poet in the region and decided to document the poet’s life on celluloid in mid 60s. He opted his son Parikshit to play the role of the poet in biopic, while he himself played father of Mahjoor. The music was given by Prem Dhawan with songs penned by Kaifi Azmi & Prem Dhawan (a few translations of Mahjoor’s works). The bilingual film directed by Prabhat Mukherjee got delayed in making and release and could only be released in 1972. The song gives some insight, how Mahjoor was the poet & the VOICE of the folk, the common people of the valley with his images, and characters from common walks of life.

As per HFGK Vol-V (1971-1980) this movie had ten songs written by two songwriters – six songs by Prem Dhawan and three songs by Kaifi Azmi. One song is a traditional and famous ghazal penned by Mirza Ghalib. Though HFGK mentions Prem Dhawan’s name for six songs it does not mention Kaifi Azmi’s name for the remaining four songs. However, for lyricists of the movie the credit is given to both.

The list of songs in this movie is as given below (as provided in HFGK).

Sl. No.  Song Title Singer/s Lyricist
01 Phir Mujhe Deed-Ay-Tar Mahendra Kapoor Ghalib
02 Aaja Aaja O Mere Dilbar Usha Mangeshkar, chorus
03 Chaman Waale Mahendra Kapoor, chorus
04 Aazaadi Hamaare Ghar Aayi Mahendra Kapoor, chorus
05 Subah Ki Hansmukh Dulhan Manna Dey, chorus Prem Dhawan
06 O Kheton Ki Shahazaadi Talat Mehmood Prem Dhawan
07 Maine Naye-Naye Phool Choone Usha Mangeshkar Prem Dhawan
08 Ruk Jaa Aaj Ki Raat Krishna Kalle, chorus Prem Dhawan
09 Tamanna Kab Se Hai Dilbar Suman Kalyanpur Prem Dhawan
10 Jaane Kab Aaoge O Dilbar Manna Dey, chorus Prem Dhawan

Today’s song is sung by Talat Mehmood. I had not listened to this song earlier and when I discovered the link for this song, I got a pleasant surprise. Besides being a song sung by Talat Mehmood it was also not posted on the blog and I got this opportunity to present it on the blog.

With the today’s song ‘Shaayar-e-Kashmir Mahjoor’makes its debut on the blog.

Let us have a look on the list of movies of 1972 alphabetically after adding the today’s movie. For brevity the list given below includes the list of movies missing on the blog and list of all movies from the last post “Is Duniya Mein Rehnewaale Sab Hon Ek Samaan” from the movie ‘Samaanta’ to today’s movie song-post.

 

 

Sl. No. Movie Title Director Music Director Passed by Censor Board No of Songs on the Blog No of Songs as per HFGK
1 Aakraant Girish Vaidya Jagat Singh 07.12.1972 0 No Information
17 Bachche Mere Saathi TN Babu MS Vishwanathan 17.11.1972 Songs Not Available 6
24 Bharat Darshan Khwaja Ahmed Abbas Jaidev 04.11.1972 0 No Information
45 Fighter Sheela Vijay Not Mentioned 07.10.1972 0 No Information
50 Gunfighter Johny KSR Das Aadi Narayan Rao 25.03.1972 Songs Not Available 5
53 Hunterwaali KS Reddi Satyam 02.09.1972 Songs Not Available 5
54 Jaadoo Nagari Vednatham Roghaviya Aadi Narayan Rao 05.06.1972 0 No Information
68 Lady James Bond KSR Das Satyam 11.07.1972 Songs Not Available 5
73 Maayaa Darpan Kumar T Shahni Bhaskar Chandavarkar 12.12.1972 0 No Information
81 Miss Chaalbaaz (Tingoo Agent 000) Ravi Rajan-Nagendra 27.11.1972 Songs Not Available 4
95 Raajdhaani Express BJ Patel L Chakravarty 04.03.1972 Songs Not Available 5
107 Samaantaa Nitin Bose Nitin Mangesh 30.12.1972 1 3
108 Sanjog SS Balan RD Burman 03.02.1972 4 4
109 Sant Tulsidas P Bhalchandra Ram Kadam 07.09.1972 1 8
110 Savera VK Sharma RD Burman 05.10.1972 2 4
111 Sazaa Chaand Sonik-Omi 20.05.1972 1 5
112 Seeta Aur Geeta Ramesh Sippy RD Burman 27.10.1972 5 5
113 Shaadi Ke Baad LV Prasad Laxmikant-Pyarelal 18.03.1972 2 5
114 Shahzaada K Shankar RD Burman 05.09.1972 4 5
115 Shaayar-e-Kashmir Mahjoor Prabhat Mukherjee Prem Dhawan 24.08.1972 Making its debut on the blog today 10

*Notes:

  1. Songs for ‘Bachche Mere Saathi’, ‘Gunfighter Johnny’, ‘Hunterwaali’, ‘Lady James Bond’ and ‘Miss Chaalbaaz’ (Tingoo Agent 000) seem to be unavailable as of now.
  2. There is no information about the songs in HFGK Vol-V (1971-1980) for the movies – ‘Aakraant’, ‘Bharat Darshan’, ‘Fighter Sheela’, ‘Jaadu Nagari’ and ‘Maaya Darpan’ as mentioned above.

Let us now listen to the today’s song, and welcome ‘Shaayar-e-Kashmir Mahjoor’ on the blog.

Song – O Kheton Ki Shahzaadi (Shaayar-e-Kashmir Mahjoor) (1972) Singer – Talat Mehmood, Lyrics – Prem Dhawan, MD – Prem Dhawan

Lyrics

o kheton ki shehzaadi
qurbaan tujh pe vaadi

o kheton ki shehzaadi
qurbaan tujh pe vaadi
tu jab bhi muskura di
har phool ne dua di
har phool ne dua di ee ee
o kheton ki shehzaadi
qurbaan tujh pe vaadi

khushboo ki tarah hardam
awaara jungalon mein
khushboo ki tarah hardam
awaara jungalon mein
kaatib ka chaand jaise
bechain baadlon mein
rangeen sabaab jitna aa aa aa
rangeen sabaab jitna
utni hi seedhi saadi
utni hi seedhi saadi
o kheton ki shehzaadi
qurbaan tujhpe vaadi

jhoomar hain motiyon ka
maathhe ka ye paseena
jhoomar hain motiyon ka
maathhe ka ye paseena
karti hai rashq tujh pe
mehlon ki har haseena
sab ki muraad lekin
sab ki muraad lekin
qismat ne naa muraadi
qismat ne naa muraadi
o kheton ki shehzaadi
qurbaan tujhpe vaadi

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
————————————————

ओ खेतों की शहज़ादी
कुर्बान तुझपे वादी

ओ खेतों की शहज़ादी
कुर्बान तुझपे वादी
तू जब भी मुस्कुरा दी
हर फूल ने दुआ दी
हर फूल ने दुआ दी॰ ॰ ॰
ओ खेतों की शहज़ादी
कुर्बान तुझपे वादी

खुशबू की तरह हरदम
आवारा जंगलों में
खुशबू की तरह हरदम
आवारा जंगलों में
कातिब का चाँद जैसे
बेचैन बादलों में
रंगीं शबाब जितना॰ ॰ ॰
रंगीं शबाब जितना
उतनी ही सीधी सादी
उतनी ही सीधी सादी
ओ खेतों की शहज़ादी
कुर्बान तुझपे वादी

झूमर है मोतियों का
माथे का ये पसीना
झूमर है मोतियों का
माथे का ये पसीना
करती है रश्क तुझपे
महलों की हर हसीना
सब की मुराद लेकिन
सब की मुराद लेकिन
किस्मत ने ना मुरादी
किस्मत ने ना मुरादी
ओ खेतों की शहज़ादी
कुर्बान तुझपे वादी


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Blog Day :

4958 Post No. : 16827

“Do Aadmi”(1960) was directed by Dwarka Khosla for Vikas Productions, Bombay. The movie had Jairaj, Shashikala, Jeewankala, Kammo, Rammurthy, Eruch Tarapore, Lamanrao, Jagdish Kamal, Shiv Dutt, Sayyad, Daya Devi, Meera Parel etc in it.

The movie had five female solo songs in it. The five songs were sung by five different female singers !

Three songs have been covered in the past. Here is the fourth song from the movie to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. Prem Dhawan is the lyricist. Music is composed by S N Tripathi.

Only the audio of the song is available. I request our knowledgeable readers to help throw light on the movie as well as on the picturisation of this song.


Song-Jaagi saari saari ratiyaan (Do Aadmi)(1960) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Prem Dhawan, MD- S N Tripathi

Lyrics

Jaagi saari saari ratiyaan
Jaagi saari saari ratiyaan
piya main to tere pyaar ki maari
Jaagi saari saari ratiyaan

kabhi aahen bhari
kabhi aansoo piye
kabhi aahen bhari
kabhi aansoo piye
jee jee ke mare
mar mar ke jiye
jee jee ke mare
mar mar ke jiye
kya kya na kiya
haaye tere liye
kya kya na kiya
haaye tere liye
toone kadar na jaani hamaari ee
Jaagi saari saari ratiyaan
Jaagi saari saari ratiyaan
piya main to tere pyaar ki maari
Jaagi saari saari ratiyaan

mere dil ki lagi tum jaa bhi lo
mere dil ki lagi tum jaa bhi lo
ab dard mera pehchaan bhi lo
ab dard mera pehchaan bhi lo
ab apna mujhe tum maan bhi lo
ab apna mujhe tum maan bhi lo
abhi hoon main piyaa hoon tumhaari
Jaagi saari saari ratiyaan
Jaagi saari saari ratiyaan
piya main to tere pyaar ki maari ee ee
Jaagi saari saari ratiyaan
Jaagi saari saari ratiyaan
aaan aaan aaaaan
aaan aaan aaan aaaan
aaan aaan aaan aaaaan
aaan aaan aaan aaaaan
aaan aaan aaaan aaaaan
Jaagi saari saari
Jaagi saari saari
Jaagi saari saari ratiyaan


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Blog Day :

4952 Post No. : 16818

Today’s song is a special one. It is from the film Taxi 555-1958. The film was released on 30-11-1958 at Super Cinema in Bombay. Why I call this song a Special song is, because this song ( Diya bujhaao, jhatpat jhatpat ) is a parody of K L Saigal’s well known song ” Diya Jalaao, jagmag jagmag” from the film Tansen -1943. Of course the Parody stops only at the Mukhada of the song. The style or the tune of the rest of the song is entirely different, nevertheless the mukhada, being famous, undoubtedly reminds us of Saigal’s song.

Fil Taxi 555-1958 was a Murder Mystery, though HFGK calls it a Social film. Although the 50’s decade was the peak of the Golden period of HFM, in terms of Melody, Content, Tune and Rendition, the type of films slowly changed to Crime, Murder mysteries and Detective stories, towards the end of the decade, The 60’s decade was full of such films. However films like Agra Road,, Aparadhi Kaun, Begunah, Nau do gyarah and Ustad (5 films) in 1957 and 10 O’Clock, 12 O’Clock, Detective, Howrah Bridge, Kala Pani, Mujrim, Phir subah Hogi, Post box 999, Solva saal, Taxi 555 (10 films) in 1958 were indicators of the dominant film genres of the coming times.

Film Taxi 555, a Murder mystery filmwas made by Golden Movies- owned by producer Mulkraj Bhakri and directed by his brotherLekhraj Bhakri. All the 8 songs of the film were written by Prem Dhawan and the Music Director was Sardar Malik, assisted ably by arranger Sebastian D’Souza.

As the name suggests, Sebastian was from Goa. A typical Goan likes to live life-“Sushegaat”- which loosely means “Araam se” or a carefree life. Their philosophy is Eat, Drink and be Merry. This Merry part included Music. Goa has given many musicians to India. Lata/Asha are from Mangeshi-Goa, though the family had shifted to Kolhapur, Music Directors Dattaram(Wadkar) and N.Datta(Datta Naik), Singers Kishori Amonkar, Kesarbai Kerkar, Shobha Mudgal, Hema Sardesai, Prabhakar Karekar, Remo fernandes, Lorna are from Goa.(The list is only indicative, not exhaustive).
Anthony Gonsalves was from Majorda-Goa. He worked for Naushad, O P Nayyar and Laxmikant Pyarelal (‘My name is Anthony Gonsalves’ song is a tribute by Laxmikant Pyarelal to him, as he taught Pyarelal so many things including Notations.)

Chick Chocolate aka Anthony Vaz from Aldona-Goa—he worked for C.Ramchandra mainly.

Chris Perry worked for Khayyam,R D Burman,Kalyanji Anandji, and Laxmikant Pyarelal.

Frank Fernando- worked with Anil Biswas, Kishore Kumar, Roshan and C.Ramchandra.

Sebastian D’Souza from Bicholim-Goa—worked for Shanker Jaikishen from 1952 to 1975 and also with O P Nayyar. Incidentally, he is the one Arranger who worked with a maximum number of different Music Directors,irrespective whether they were small, medium or big ones, new or old ones.

Most of the players of western instruments in the Orchestras were from Goa. Only some are mentioned.

Sebastian D’Souza was one of the most reputed arrangers in Bollywood, who did his best-known work with the duo of Shankar-Jaikishan between 1952 and 1975. His first break was with O. P. Nayyar. The first tune he arranged was “Pritam aan milo”, which was sung by C. H. Atma in 1955. He devised a system of notation that incorporated the microtones that characterised Indian melodies.

Sebastian was born on 29 January 1906 in Reis-Magos, Goa. He learnt to play the violin and piano in a local church school. While learning these instruments, he also learnt to write music notation. It was during this time that he listened to the famous symphonies of well-known composers of the western world, namely, Beethoven, Mozart, Schubert, Tchaikovsky, Haydon and Richard Wagner. Deeply interested in violin and piano, Sebastian continued his learning and went to places like Allahabad, Mussorie and Delhi. At Delhi, in Hotel Astoria, he started his own band and people appreciated it. In 1942, he went to Lahore, and in Hotel Stiffels, he started his own band. This continued until 1947. After partition, he went to Bombay and started his career as a violinist in the film industry. He played for well-known music directors like Anil Biswas, Naushad, Vinod, Ghulam Haider, Husnlal-Bhagatram, S. D. Burman, Sajjad Hussain and Shanker-Jaikishan.

He started his career as a Music Arranger in 1948-49 with O. P. Nayyar when Nayyar recorded his first song “Preetam aan milo…..” sung by C. H. Atma and written by Mrs. Saroj Mohini Nayyar (O. P. Nayyar’s wife) . After three years, Nayyar signed his first film, Dalsukh Pancholi’s “Aasmaan”, as an independent music director. At that time he called Sebastian to work as his Arranger. Sebastian, thus, started his career as an arranger with O. P. Nayyar in 1952 which he continued till 1973. The last film for which he worked with O. P. Nayyar was ‘Pran Jaye Par Vachan Na Jaye’. Incidentally this was also the last film of singer Asha Bhosale with Nayyar.

In 1952, Sebastian’s friend Sunny Castellino, who worked as an arranger for Shanker-Jaikishan, introduced Sebastian to the duo. So Sebastian started as Shanker-Jaikishan’s arranger from 1952 with Amiya Chakravarty’s Daag, and continued until 1975. Film Sanyasi was Sebastian’s last film with them.

In film Daag as an arranger, Sebastian’s most successful innovative work was the creation of a memorable counter-melody for a song sung by both Talat Mehmood and Lata Mangeshker –‘Ai mere dil kahin aur chal…..’. According to Sebastian, in this song he used the accordion for creating counter-melody along with violin and mandolin. And the result was excellent. Sebastian used accordion for interlude music in a number of songs but its use as the main instrument for counter-melody was rare.

Shankar-Jaikishan being lovers of Indian Classical Music, composed a LP record titled Raga Jazz Style in which they presented 11 Raga in Jazz style. Sebastian arranged the music and wrote the notations. Sebastian also worked for great music directors like Salil Chowdhury, Vasant Desai, S. D. Burman, Madan Mohan, Roshan, Dattaram and N. Dutta. Sebastian occasionally worked for Vinod, Sardar Malik, S.Mohinder, Kalyanji Veerji Shah, Kanu Ghosh, Iqbal Qureshi, Prem Dhawan, Shyamji Ghanashyamji and Nitin Mangesh as well. And he never forgot to express his gratitude towards renowned musicians such as Robert Correa and Mike Machado (the Pianists), Albuquerque, Verga, Simplicio D’Souza and John Gonsalves (the Cellists), V Balsara and Goody Seervai (the Accordionists), Duorado, Narvekar and Karnad (the solo Violinists) and David (the Mandolin player). He would also fondly recall his contemporary music arrangers such as Johny Gomes, Castellino, Chic Chocolate, Ram Singh, Rizbert and Franky.

When he died, on 9-3-1998, in his own Bungalow- “Seb-Maria “, he instructed that no money to be spent on his funeral and all that was saved should go to charity; such is the modesty of greats. Sebastian left behind a rich musical legacy which will live into generations after his time.

Sebastian’s remarkable contribution was his ability to combine Western orchestra with the Indian. His are the songs which we remember even today due to the richness of his musical arrangements and the variations in his melodies. Sebastian was a complete musician. His music lovers will remember his music for years to come. (Thanks to an article by Dr. Padmanabh Joshi. Parts of his article have been used here with adaptations,along with an article from the book ‘Rahe na rahe hum’ by Shantaram Mankikar and my notes.)

The film’s director was Lekhraj Bhakri. Let us know more about Lekhraj through an interesting incident in the life of a well known artiste…

An youngster, like millions of displaced Punjabis ,crossed over to India in 1947 from Abbottabad ( Now Pakistan), when the Indian subcontinent was divided. He and his family, like hundreds of other refugee families from Punjab, were given shelter in Kingsway camp located in north Delhi.

It was by chance that the youngster named Hari Kishan Goswami met his distant cousin Lekh Raj Bhakri, a filmmaker, who was on a visit to Delhi. The well experienced movie maker was impressed with the personality of the lanky handsome man & inquired from him if he is interested in being an actor. The young lad, who was a fan of Dilip Kumar , readily agreed & reached Bombay. Those days Bhakri Sahab was making a film Fashion-1957, with his favourite actor Pradeep Kumar ,Mala Sinha,Chandra Shekhar,Jabeen & Kammo & the shooting was in progress . Mr Goswami was told to be in the studio , to get himself acquainted with the nitty gritty of the film making .

So Goswami started working as an assistant to director Lekhraj Bhakri- for the film Fashion-57. There was a song in the film, in the voice of Hemant Kumar, to be shot on a Beggar on the screen. On the day of shooting, the actor who was supposed to do the role of the beggar and sing this song, did not come. Lekhraj Bhakri caught Hari kishen Goswami, put on the make up of the bearded beggar and made him sing this song on camera. Thus the debut of Goswami took place with Hemant Kumar’s song !

No one from the audience could ever imagine that the person with dishevelled hairs, having a big beard , and with a song on his lips is a handsome young man of 19 years . The movie was ‘Fashion’, released in 1957 & the song was , Composed & crooned by Hemant Kumar . It was the young man’s first exposure before camera. The song was to chide a wayward hero (Pradeep Kumar),who has left his wife (Mala Sinha),for another woman (Kammo) having ill intentions.The song was “ Dharti ki godh mein…” After Fashion ,Bhakri Sahab made Sahara in 58 ,with M Rajan & Meena Kumari & Hari Kishan Goswami ( who now wanted to be called as Manoj Kumar, the name Dilip Kumar had in a film), was given a substantial role . Bhakri Sahab, true to his words, took on Manoj Kumar in his subsequent movies Panchayat, Chand & Honeymoon (1960).

Lekh Raj Bhakri , directed his first film Rajpoot-51 and thereafter he regularly directed movies ,like Resham,Thokar,Dak Babu etc within a modest budget . He directed about Twenty movies during 1950 to 1962. He made most of his movies under the banner Tasviristan ,owned by Kuldip Sehgal and his sibling Mulkh Raj Bhakri’s Golden movies . Mulkh Raj Bhakri ,besides being a producer of Hindi/Punjabi movies ,was also a writer & lyricist . He wrote the famous song ‘Haye Chanda Gaye Pardes’ for Chakori, which is still appreciated by connoisseurs of film music. Mulkh Raj Bhakri also made Bhangra ,a super hit musical in Punjabi ,which had Sunder & Nishi in lead roles.

Mr Lekh Raj Bhakri made many family oriented movies ,like Maa Beta, Tange Wali ,Naya Zamana,HoneyMoon etc. At the same time ,he had no problems directing films of other genres for those who wanted to watch fantasy & Arabian Nights movies. For them he made Naqab, Alladin Laila & Nag Padmini . Later,he made a musical Muslim social ‘Shama’ ,which had Suraiyya & Nimmi & music was composed by Ghulam Mohammad.

Lekh Raj Bhakri ,beside Manoj Kumar, introduced music directors Kanu Ghosh with his film Naya Zamaana (1957 ) & Iqbal Qureishi with Panchayat (1958 ). He also introduced actor Vijay Dutt with Shama. Mr Bhakri hung his boots after Banarsi Thug ,a hugely entertaining movie ,released in 1962. He did not further attempt to make movies , as after the arrival of colour ,the budget of Hindi movies was increased many fold & now it was a risky business. It did not suit the temperament of a simple soul like Bhakri Saheb . Mr Bhakri,who did not believe in showing off ,always kept a low profile despite being a successful director , bade adieu to show business . Much later, he passed away on 03 March 1976 at the age of sixty years. It was a matter of time ,when the era of principled film makers ,who made purposeful movies with message , came to an end & proposal makers having no regards for ethical values arrived with the sole aim of earning money .( adapted from the article by shri M.N.Sardana ji, with thanks. )

Today’s song is an interesting one with entertaining Lyrics. This is the 3rd song of the film on this Blog – all duets of S. Balbir


Song- Diya bujhaao jhatpat jhatpat (Taxi 555) (1958) Singers- Rafi, Balbir, Lyricist- Prem Dhawan, MD- Sardar Malik (assistant / arranger Sebastian)

Lyrics

Diya bujhaao jhatpat jhatpat
Diya bujhaao jhatpat jhatpat
Diya bujhaao
sone waale sun re
tere aangan mein murga boley
(kukdoo koon koon
kukdoo koon koon)
tere aangan mein murga boley
kaahe na ankhiyaan kholey
diya bujhaa
diya bujhaa
diya bujhaa
jhatpat jhatpat
diya bujhaao
jhatpat jhatpat
diya bujhaao

keh gaye kehne waale
kya ustaad jee
suno beta

uthh jaag musaafir
bhor bhayi
ab rain kahaan jo sowat hai
jo jaagat hai so paawat hai
jo sowat hai so khowat hai
soch zara
soch zara
soch zara
diya bujhaao
jhatpat jhatpat
diya bujhaao

meethhe sur mein kaaga gaaye
sone mein kyun waqt ganwaaye
kaam bina kya kaam jagat mein
kaam se milte daam jagat mein
daam se milta naa aam
daam se milta naam jagat mein
naam kamaa
naam kamaa
naam kamaa
diya bujhaao
jhatpat jhatpat
diya bujhaao
jhatpat jhatpat
diya bujhaao

jaldi karo beta

khul gaye nalke aa gaya paani
thhumak thhumak chali Raadhe Raani
paniya bharan main to chali jaat hoon
sar par bhaari prem ka matka
laage kamar mein sau sau jhatka
jhatka
jhatka
jhatka
jhatka
sar par bhaari prem ka matka
laage kamar mein sau sau jhatka
phir bhi meethhe geet gaat hoon
sur mein to gaao
sur mein to gaao
sur mein to gaao
sur mein to gaao


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4871 Post No. : 16666 Movie Count :

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Most Indians today know that Tiger is the national animal of India. But that was not the case when India became independent. Asiatic Lion (found in Geer forest in Gujarat), was declared as India’s national animal in 1948 by PM Jawaharlal Nehru in 1948, mainly because of lobbying by Gujrat Natural History Society.

But the number of lions was very small, whereas Tigers were found in as many as 16 states of India. On 18 november 1972, exactly 49 years ago, Royal Bengal Tiger was chosen as India’s national animal.

It is to be kept in mind that tigers found all over India are of the same species viz Royal Bengal tiger (Tigris panthera). If someone thinks that Royal Bengal Tigers are only found in Bengal and Bangladesh, and tigers in other parts of India are of different species , then that is not the case. The name Royal Bengal Tiger itself is a misnomer. Some British Official had first seen this animal in an area now falling in Central India – present day MP, Chhatisgarh, Maharashtra region- in other words in Mowgli country of Rudyard Kipling) and named it as Royal Bengal Tiger, because that region then fell under Bengal Presidency. It is to be noted that Bengal Presidency covered a vast region of India those days. It covered entire North East India, Present Bangladesh, Bangal, Bihar , Jharkhand, Orissa, Eastern UP, MP, Chhatisgarh, etc. Like the case then, even today most population of Royal Bengal tigers is found in the same Mowgli land.

Both Lions and tigers were facing extinction during 1970s. There were only 1827 tigers left in India in 1972. To save tigers from extinction, a tiger conservation programme called Project Tiger was started in April 1973 by Government of India. 27 tiger sanctuaries were created under this project. Today, the number of tigers in India is estimated to be around 2500-3500.

Today Bengal has a tiger population of under 100. Same is the case for Bangladesh. In contrast, MP, and Karnataka have over 500 tigers each while Uttarakhand has 400 plus and Maharashtra 300 plus. Tamilnadu has 200 plus. Kerala, UP, Assam have 100 plus tigers each. Overall, as many as nine different Indian states have more Royal Bengal Tigers than are found in Sundarban area of Bengal and Bangladesh. So personally I would like to describe this animal as Royal Indian Tiger that enjoys a pan Indian presence.

The population of these tigers have reduced in Bangladesh and Bengal (sundarban area), whereas their population has increased in other parts of India. So, I can only laugh when Bangladesh stakes claims on this animal. Like India, they too have Royal Bengal Tiger as their national animal. On another note, lions are used as their their national symbols by England as well as Sri Lanka, though none of these countries today have any lions left in their jungles.

To mark today’s date as the date when Tiger’s became the national animal of India, I was looking for a song where Tiger finds a mention, even if symbolically. I think I have found a rocking and rollicking song for the occasion. This song is from “Appu Raja”(1990), which was a dubbed version of the Original Tamil movie Apoorva Sagodharargal (1989).

This movie (both original as well as Hindi dubbed version) were produced by Kamal Haasan and directed by Singeetam Srinivasa Rao for Raaj Kamal Films International, Madras. The film had Kamal Haasan, Jaishankar, Nagesh, Gautami, Rupini, Manorama, Srividya, Janagaraj, Moulee, Delhi Ganesh, Nassar etc in it.

The movie was dubbed but songs in Hindi version were specially recorded, duly translating the Tamil lyrics into Hindi.

Here is the first song from “Appu Raja”(1990) to appear in the blog. This fantastic danc song is sung by S P Balasubrahmaniam and chorus. Prem Dhawan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Ilayaraja. The picturisation shows wonderful dance performance by Kamal Hasan, Manorama (playin Kamal Hasan’s mother) and others.

On the occasion of adoption of Tiger as Indian national animal, here is a wondful dance song. I am told that this song has become a must play song at birthday parties in Maharashtra. This song is a fit song to dance, no doubt about that.

With this song, “Appu Raja”(1990) makes its debut in the blog.


Song-aaya hai raaja logon re logon(Appu Raaja)(1990) Singer-S P Balasubrahmaniam, Lyrics-Prem Dhawan, MD-Ilayaraja

Lyrics

aaya hai raaja logon re logon
raaja ke sang sang jhoom lo jhoom lo
aaya hai raaja
logon re logon
raaja ke sang sang
jhoom lo jhoom lo
sheron ka hoon main sher yaaron
are koi na mujhsa daler pyaaron
shero ka hu mai hoon
sher yaaro
are koi na mujhsa
daler pyaaron
such such kahta main
dat ke rahta main
aaya hai raaja
logon re logon
raaja ke sang sang
jhoom lo jhoom lo
aaya hai raaja
logon re logon
raaja ke sang sang
jhoom lo jhoom lo

are dar kya hai dham dham dhamaadham dhamaake se naacho re
ho o
jab tak ye dam hai koi nahin gham hai
hoga jo hone do
yaaron aage bhi peechhe bhi mudke zara dekho
ho o
koi chupke se chhup chhup ke aake na maare tum ko yehan
aji vo hai shikaari to ham bhi khilaadi
haar na maanen
hoy hoy
pehalwaan vahalwan aayen jo saame
maar bhagaayen
hoy hoy
khilaadi kaun hai
raaja ho raaja
balwaan kaun hai
raaja aa
yoon chhupke nishaane karo kaahe
hey dhokhe mein raaja to na aaye
aaya hai raaja
logon re logon
raaja ke sang sang
jhoom lo jhoom lo
aaya hai raaja
logon re logon
raaja ke sang sang
jhoom lo jhoom lo

aji pyaar mein ban jaaya karte hain hum hi zara bhole ho o
par jab aa jaaye samne dushman to bach ke jaaye na
pyaara koi mila to usey dil se laga daala ho o
koi akde vakde to phir chhode na uski jaan
choro ke chor hain
veeron ke veer hain
aazma lo
hoye hoye
kaato to kaatenge
maaro to maarenge
baazi lagaa lo
hoye hoye
ustaad sab ka
raaja ho raaja
o daada sab ka
raaja
o jee bandook to hai khilauna re
hey dil waale darte na goli se
aaya hai raaja
logon re logon
o raaja ke sang sang
jhoom lo jhoom lo
aaya hai raaja
logon re logon
raaja ke sang sang
jhoom lo jhoom lo
sheron ka main hoon
sher yaaron
are koi na mujhsa
daler pyaaron
sheron ka main hoon
sher yaaron
are koi na mujhsa
daler pyaaron
arre sach sach kehta main
dat ke rehta main
aaya hai raaja
logon re logon
raaja ke sang sang
jhoom lo jhoom lo
arre aaya hai raaja
logon re logon
raaja ke sang sang
jhoom lo jhoom lo


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Blog Day :

4870 Post No. : 16664

“Jaadugar Daaku”(1962) was directed by Chandrakant for Joy Films, Bombay. This movie had Jairaj, Jabeen, Maruti, Bela Bose, Madhumati, Ram Mohan, Samson, Babu Raje, Shree Bhagwan, Helen, Tiwari, Tuntun, Ratnamala, Mridula, Uma, Anwari Bai, Moolchand, Dubey, Ajeet, Ghani, Mohammad ali, Babubhai, arvind, Mulla, Pahalwan etc in it.

The movie had six songs in it. Two song is covered in the past.

Here is the third song from “Jaadugar Daaku”(1962) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Rafi. Prem Dhawan is the lyricist. music is composed by S N Tripathi.

Only the audio of this rare song is available. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the movie as well as on the picturisation of the song.


Song-Idhar bhi haseen hain udhar bhi haseen hain (Jaadugar Daaku)(1962) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Prem Dhawan, MD-S N Tripathi
Female Chorus

Lyrics

illaahi kaisi kaisi sooraten toone banaayi hain
ke har soorat
aah
kaleje se laga lene ke kaabil hai
idhar bhi haseen hain
udhar bhi haseen hain
idhar bhi haseen hain
udhar bhi haseen hain
kya meri kismat mein koi bhi nahin
nahin ji nahin ji nahin ji nahin

haaye
humen bhi yaaron koi to mil jaata
humen bhi yaaron koi to mil jaata
hamaare dil ka guncha bhi khil jaata
khil jaata khil jaata khil jaata
idhar bhi haseen hain
udhar bhi haseen hain

kya meri kismat mein koi bhi nahin
nahin ji nahin ji nahin ji nahin

haaye
hey hey heyhey
hehehehe
hey hey heyhey
hehehehe

arey hum bhi kisi ka haath pakad ke
apne dil par dhar lete
paas bitha ke aankh mila ke
pyaar ki baaten kar lete
ho o o
daal gale mein zulf ka phanda
jeete ji hum mar lete
dekh ke aise pyaar ka jalwa
sabka kaleja hil jaata
hil jaata hil jaata hil jaata
humen bhi yaaron
koi to mil jaata
hamare dil ka guncha bhi khil jaata
khil jaata khil jaata khil jaata
idhar bhi haseen hain
udhar bhi haseen hain

kya meri kismat me koi bhi nahin
nahin ji nahin ji nahin ji nahin

haaye
bhai meri soorat pe na jaao
upar se hi kaala hoo
jaakar meri maa se poochho
kiske ghar ka ujaala hoon oon oon oon
dekho mere dil mein aakar
main kitna dilwaala hoon
haan
itna samajh mein aa jaata to
kiska na mujh pe dil jaata
dil jaata dil jaata dil jaata
humen bhi yaaron koi to mil jaata
hamaare dil ka guncha bhi khil jaata
khil jaata khil jaata khil jaata
idhar bhi haseen hain
udhar bhi haseen hain

kya meri kismat mein koi bhi nahin
nahin ji nahin ji nahin ji nahin
haaye


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Blog Day :

4852 Post No. : 16642

“Pyaar Ki Raahen”(1959) was directed by Lekhraj Bhakri for Thakur Pictures Production, Bombay. The obscure movie had Pradeep Kumar, Anita Guha, Pran, Kuldeep Kaur,Helen, Sunder, Tiwari, Om Prakash, Jeevan, etc in it.

Here are the details of thismovie, as recounted by Mr Arunkumar Deshmukh, our beloved inhouse encyclopaedia:

Kundanlal is a zamindar, who lives with his younger step brother Prakash(Pradeep Kumar), wife Gangajali(Kuldip Kaur) and Lali(Anita Guha), sister of Gangajali. This Gangajali hates Prakash and is opposed to his love with Lali. Finally, she is successful in driving him out of the house and the town. Then she fixes Lali’s marriage with Nandlal, the son Rajaram, a rich, but stingy man from Lucknow.

His elder son Amarnath is a TB patient. Inspite of the opposition of Kundanlal, Lali is ready to marry Nandlal. At the time of marriage, Rajaram brings Amarnath-TB patient as the bridegroom and Lali gets married unknowingly to Amarnath. When they return to Lucknow, Amar dies and Lali becomes widow. Rajaram puts the entire blame on Lali and starts torturing her like a mother-in-law. Despite all this Lali decides to stay there and look after that family. Slowly,Rajaram changes his mind about Lali, looking at her dutifulness and devotion to family.
Finally, Rajaram himself finds out Prakash and marries Lali off to him.

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

a melancholic song sung by Asha Bhonsle. Prem Dhawan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Kanu Ghosh.

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


Song-Ham bhi is duniya mein kya taqdeer leker aaye hain (Pyaar Ki Raahen)(1959) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Prem Dhawan, MD-Kanu Ghosh

Lyrics

hum bhi is duniyaa mein kya taqdeer leker aaye hain
ik khushi maangi jo hamne saikado gham paaye hain
hum bhi is duniyaa mein kya taqdeer leker aaye hain
hum bhi is duniyaa mein kya

dil ki har ik aarzoo dil mein hi ghut ke reh gayi
dil ki har ik aarzoo dil mein hi ghut ke reh gayi
har tamanna har khushi ik ashq banke beh gai
kya thhikaana unka jo kismat ke hi thhukraaye hain
hum bhi is duniyaa mein kya taqdeer leker aaye hain
hum bhi is duniyaa mein kya

zindagi ke dene waale ye bhi kya hai zindagi
zindagi ke dene waale ye bhi kya hai zindagi
jee rahe hain is tarah jaise saza hai zindagi
kuchh na poochho is jahaan ne kaise din dikhlaaye hain
hum bhi is duniyaa mein kya taqdeer leker aaye hain
hum bhi is duniyaa mein kya


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Blog Day :

4828 Post No. : 16607

“Son of Sindbad”(1958) was produced by Ram Kamlani and Balwant Bhatt and directed by Nanabhai Bhatt. for NeoLight Films Bombay. This “Kalpnik” movie had Premnath, Jabeen, Bhagwan, Poornima, Nishi, Tiwari, Shammi, Sundar, Kuldeep Kaur, Jagdeesh, Samson, Cuckoo, Ridku, Kriiplani, K Tiwari Saroj, Heera, Fazlu, Saiyyad, Keshav, Abdul, Kenny etc in it.

The movie had eight songs in it. Two songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the third song from “Son of Sindbad”(1958) to appear in the blog. It is sung by Rafi and Geeta Dutt. Prem Dhawan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Chitragupta.

Only the audio of the song is available. The movie had Lata Mangeshkar, Rafi, Mukesh and Geeta Dutt as playback singers so it is difficult to guess about the picturisation of this song. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this song.


Song-Kabhi to haan haan haan kaho na (Son of Sindbad)(1958) Singers-Rafi, Geeta Dutt, Lyrics-Prem Dhawan, MD-Chitraupta

Lyrics

kabhi to haan haan haan kaho na
na na ji na na na meri jaan
kabhi to haan haan haan kaho na
na na ji na na na meri jaan
aise na taalo
main mar jaaunga
milega mar ke bhi chain kahaan
haay
kabhi to haan haan haan kaho na
na na ji na na na meri jaan

jhoothhi hi tasalli sahi
jhoothha hi tu de ja hamen waada
ja ja re deewaane
kyun hai tera gaali khaane ka iraada

arre jhoothhi hi tasalli sahi
jhoothha hi tu de ja hamen waada
ja ja re deewaane
kyun hai tera gaali khaane ka iraada

yoon na jalenge
joote padenge
o yoon na jalenge
joote padenge
to ye bhi sah legne jaane jahaan
kabhi to haan haan haan kaho na
na na ji na na na meri jaan

bade teesmaar khan ho
dekho koi aur darwaaza

tere darwaaze se hi apna to uthhega janaaza
bade teesmaar khan ho
dekho koi aur darwaaza

tere darwaaze se hi apna to uthhega janaaza
chutti to hogi
roti phirogi
chutti to hogi
roti phirogi
jaao ji
marna nahin hai aasaan

kabhi to haan haan haan kaho na
na na ji na na na meri jaan

yoon na thhukraao
na milega koi dilwaala aisa
dhoondhoge chiraag leke
to bhi paaoge na mere jaisa

aah aah aah
yoon na thhukraao
na milega koi dilwaala aisa
dhoondhoge chiraag leke
to bhi paaoge na mere jaisa

tu bemisaal hai
tu bhi kamaal hai
aa ha
tu bemisaal hai
tu bhi kamaal hai
to phir aaj hi kar do haan
kabhi to haan haan haan kaho na
na na ji na na na meri jaan


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Blog Day :

4725 Post No. : 16437

Today’s song is from the film Do Raaha-1952, about which not much is known- except whatever is given in the HFGK.The film was made under the banner of ‘Progressive Pictures,Bombay’. It was directed by Bal Chhabra and was produced by his elder brother Sujit Chhabra under their own banner. The cast of the film was Nalini Jayawant, Shekhar, K N Singh, Agha, Dewan Sharara, Jagdish Sethi and many more. The 8 songs of this film were written by Prem Dhawan-6 songs and one each by Sahir Ludhianvi and Josh Malihabadi. It seems, there was one more song ” Sab paise ki hai maya” sung by Shankar Dasgupta, S D Batish and Prem Dhawan. The song was also recorded but not included in the film. The music was by Anil Biswas.

Like the film title ‘Do Raaha’, Anil Biswas was also almost at a Do Raaha point in his life. He was a disturbed person. His relations with wife Ashalata were worsening by the day. At the same time his closeness to Meena Kapoor was increasing. Out of his total 90 films in his career, 60 films were over and he was looking at the last 1/3 part of his career with a pessimistic view. After this film, he gave music to 29 more films, but his old magic seemed to be deserted him on the way somewhere. Only the films Fareb-53, Pardesi-57, Char dil char rahen-59 and Sautela Bhai-62 had songs having his faint old stamp.

Anil Biswas, the Bhishma Pitamaha of HFM, was a respected person in the industry. He started from the mid 30s and for the next 25 years or so, he created many everlasting gems in film songs. In Bombay,the Playback system was first started by him in the film Mahageet-1937. By the mid 50s his magic started waning and by 1960, he was almost gone from the industry.

Initially he did 10-11 films with Sagar, then with Mehboob for National studios and then in Bombay talkies- where his name became immortal with the film Kismet-1943.

He married Ashalata in 1936. Along with her he started variety pictures and they produced films like Laadli-49,Laajawab-50;Badi bahu-51,Hamdard-53 and Bajuband-54. ( a less known fact is-Anil da had made a Guest appearance in film Hamdard-53 as a barber. He also acted in the film Mehman-53 (produced by Ashalata),as a Pujari and a song was shot on him.In both cases he did not get any payments. As a Producer he lost heavily, because Ashalata usurped all the money. Frustrated, he gave up everything and separated from her in 1954.

To sustain life, he bought a Truck and did a business of transportation. In addition he also took the contract for a canteen in Mehboob Studios. He failed in both ventures. By now, his relations with Ashalata were soured and sweet links were established with singer Meena Kapoor-25 years younger to him, since 1948 itself. They got married with each other on 19-3-1957. The death of Brother in law and close friend Pannalal Ghosh in 1960 and younger brother Sunil in 1961 as well as his eldest son, broke his heart. He left Bombay and joined A.I.R. at Delhi on 1-3-1963, where he worked upto 27-6-1975. Later he was a consultant for Nehru University for a few years.

Like many filmi couples, Anil da’s married life was also a failure. In Bombay,he used to stay in a huge bungalow,called ” Asha-Pradeep “, on Vincent Road. From Ashalata,he got 3 sons-Pradeep, Amit and Utpal and 1 daughter-Shikha. His son Utpal formed a pair as Amar-Utpal and gave music to few films. The other son Amit established the First Digital Recording Studio in Bombay. Daughter Shikha too got married and settled.

However, hardly anything is known about his eldest son Pradeep, anywhere. Here is some information, hitherto not known much, brought specially for our readers.

Pradeep was a very bright student and always topped in school and college. He passed his entrance exam and the interview, with flying colours for entry to NDA college at Poona, to join armed forces. He excelled even in NDA training. Not only was he very popular there but sang well too. He participated in the music Festival of Khadakwasla NDA and sang 3 songs, winning all prizes. He was also an NDA Topper.

Shri Gopinath Talwalkar, an A.I.R. Programmer at Delhi, used to interview the Toppers of NDA every year. That year Pradeep was the Topper, so he was interviewed. Though the interview was in Hindi, after the recording, Pradeep asked Talwalkar, in pure Marathi, whether his interview had been good. Talwalkar was shocked. Pradeep then explained that he was Anil Biswas’s son and he had learnt Marathi from his actress mother Ashalata. Pradeep knew Hindi, Marathi, English and Gujarati languages.

After completing his NDA training, he was posted as Flight cadet at Jodhpur. He was further promoted and became Pilot Officer in 1957. During one Training flight some altitude problems occurred and his plane crashed at Begumpet Airport, Hyderabad, killing Pradeep instantly. This happened in 1961.

This was also the time of crisis for Anil da. He was struggling to survive. Films were not coming to him. Since he married Meena Kapoor, Lata Mangeshkar-a fast close friend of Ashalata , had gone against him and Meena’s singing career was suppressed. He had already lost Pannalal Ghosh and Sunil-his brother, and now Pradeep’s death devastated him and he was literally forced to seek employment with Delhi A.I.R., when the opportunity came. After retirement, till his death on 31-5-2003, he spent his life in total anonymity as a recluse. So sad for a composer, who was once a fountain of enthusiasm and who was considered Mentor by leading contemporary composers like C.Ramchandra.

Here is an interesting incident about the film Girls School-1949, between C Ramchandra, Anil Biswas and Lata Mangeshkar. This film was produced by Kavi Pradeep under the banner of Lokmanya Productions, Bombay. This was a company floated by him and Amiya Chakrawarty-director of this film. To understand the complexities of Girls school, we must go back a little. In 1942, Anil Biswas was invited by Ranjit @ 1500 pm and by Bombay Talkies @ 2500 pm. As National studio was winding up, Anil Biswas wanted to make a change anyway, but due to the contract of national he could not join Bombay Talkies openly. He ,however , gave music to film Basant-42 and the name of his brother in Law, Pannalal Ghosh was used as its MD.

Finally when Anil Biswas joined Bombay Talkies, there were already 2 groups there. One was led by Devika Rani and Amiya Chakraborty and the other was led by S. Mukherjee along with Ashok kumar, Gyan Mukherjee, Pradeep etc- a total of 15 artistes. Anil Biswas was invited by Devika Rani and that too at 2500 pm, when Pradeep was getting 1500 pm. This irritated Pradeep no end and he started troubling and finding faults with Anil Biswas. However Anil Biswas gave excellent music to film Kismet and then everyone was happy as the film celebrated jubilees everywhere.

With this background, Anil Biswas joined Girls school as a MD, mainly due to Amiya who knew his calibre. Kavi Pradeep being a producer and a Lyricist started interfering with Anil Bswas’s work and criticising him at every opportunity. Anil Biswas was fed up. He had already recorded 3 songs and a solo by Lata , “tum hi kaho, mera man udas kyun na rahe” was to be recorded. Anil Biswas had taken C Ramchandra as his assistant for this film. Though C Ramchandra was already a popular and well known composer himself, still due to sheer respect for Anil Biswas, he had accepted to be his assistant here. When the tune for Lata’s solo was made, Pradeep passed caustic remarks about it being not so good. There was an altercation between Anil Biswas and Pradeep and Biswas quit then and there and went away.

Automatically, C Ramchandra had to take over as MD for the balance songs. Pradeep was very happy. Next day recording of Lata’s solo song took place under the supervision of C Ramchandra, as planned. Later when Lata came to know that Anil Biswas had left and C Ramchandra had replaced him,she was very angry and said that she would not have recorded the song had she known about AB’s exit. She objected to CR’s taking over and complained to the Artistes association too. (Remember, at that time Lata and CR’s relations had not formed yet, Lata was still with Husnlal.)

Later on in 1954, when O P Nayyar replaced Roshan for Mehbooba-54, Lata took up the issue with the MDs’ association. Anil Biswas was the chairman that time and OPN was boycotted. That time Lata quoted the film Girls school incident to prove that she is “highly Principled” !

Anyway, this was how C Ramchandra became the next MD of Girls school-49, with 4 duets of Shamshad and 1 solo for Lalita Deulkar. All the 4 duets of this pair are very interesting. However, with all this jhamelas, film Girls school-49 was a total Flop. Pradeep lost heavily and closed the production company forthwith, after just one film.

Today’s song is a very good song and I was surprised to see that it was not yet posted here. Actually, there may still be some more such Gems, waiting to be discovered. This song is sung by Anil Biswas, Meena Kapoor, Shankar Dasgupta and Shamshad. I liked this song. You too will like it.

(Information used in this article is from books Sagar Movietone, Journey down melody lane, Ritu aaye Ritu jaaye, my notes and Marathi book Anil Biswas, with thanks).


Song-Arre na jaane kya samjhen ye moonchhon waale moonchhon waale (Doraha)(1952) Singers- Shankar Das Gupta,Shamshad Begam, Meena Kapoor, Anil Biswas, Lyricist- Prem Dhavan, MD- Anil Biswas
Female chorus
Male chorus

Lyrics

ae jee bach ke chalna aa
paaon mein moch aa na jaaye
ae kamar naazuk kahin bal kha na jaaye

are na jaane kya samjhe ye
moonchho waale
moonchhon waale

khud ko shaane khuda samjhen ye
moonchhon waale
moonchhon waale

ye baanki tagdi moonchho waale
ye ulti seedhhi moonchho waale
ye bin moonchho ke moonchho waale
khud ko shaane khuda samjhen ye
moonchho waale
moonchho waale

degree lene aaye thhe
mister magar
pad gayi jaane kahaan
unki nazar

ishq ke college mein aise
kho gaye
ho o o
ho o o
B A hote hote Majnoo ho gaye
aur humko bhi Laila samjhe
ye moonchho waale
moonchho waale
aur humko bhi Laila samjhe
ye moonchho waale
moonchho waale

ye chhoti chhoti moonchhon waale
ye moti moti moonchhon waale
ye bin moonchhon ke moonchhon waale
khud ko shaane khuda samjhen ye
moonchho waale
moonchho waale

saara din to jootiyaan chatkaayen hum
aur tab kahin ye chaar paise paayen hum

aeji laaye saadi
laayen powder surkhiyaan aan
o o o o
o o o o
tum udaao aur kamaate jaayen hum
arre phir bhi naaz dikhaayen haay
zulfon waale
zulfon waale

o phir bhi naaz dikhaayen haay
zulfon waale
zulfon waale

hoy naagan ban das jaayen haay
zulfon waale
zulfon waale

ho naagan ban das jaayen
ho das jaayen
ho das jaayen
haay
naagan ban das jaayen haay
zulfon waale
zulfon waale

ek din mister zara
ghar bhi raho
aur aane jaane waalon se parda karo

maanjo bartan
jhaadoo do
paani bharo
o o o o
o o o
jis tarah marte hain hum
tum bhi maro
phir dekhen khud ko kya samjhen
ye moonchhon waale
moonchhon waale
phir dekhen khud ko kya samjhen
ye moonchhon waale
moonchhon waale

ye Hitler jaisi moonchhon waale
ye machchar jaisi moonchhon waale
ye bin moonchhon ke moonchhon waale
khud ko shaane khuda samjhen ye
moonchho waale
moonchho waale
humko na jaane kya samjhen
ye moonchhon waale
moonchhon waale


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