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Blog Day: 4275 Post No.: 15510

“Naqaab”(1955) was produced and directed by Lekhraj Bhakri for Tasveeristaan. The movie had Shammi Kapoor, Madhubala, Asha Mathur, Ajit, Heera Lal, Yashodhara Katju, Maruti etc. in it.

“Naqaab”(1955) had eleven sons in it. Six songs from this movie have been discussed in the past. Here is the seventh 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 Pt Govindram.

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


Song-Meri kasam tumhem mera ye raaz raaz rahe(Naqaab)(1955) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Prem Dhawan, MD-Pt Govind Ram

Lyrics

Meri kasam tumhen
mera ye raaz raaz rahe
jo naaz tumpe hai mujhe
sada wo naaz rahe
meri kasam tumhen
mera ye raaz raaz rahe
jo naaz tumpe hai mujhe
sada wo naaz rahe

tumhaare haath mein hai
pardaa-daari aaj meri
tumhaare haath mein hai
pardaa-daari aaj meri
ab imtahaan hai ke
ye ishq sarfaraz rahe
meri kasam tumhen
mera ye raaz raaz rahe
jo naaz tumpe hai mujhe
sada wo naaz rahe

dil o nazar mein hua
hai jo silsila kaayam
dil o nazar mein hua
hai jo silsila kaayam
khuda kare phir wohi
silsila daraaj rahe
meri kasam tumhen
mera ye raaz raaz rahe
jo naaz tumpe hai mujhe
sada wo naaz rahe


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Blog Day :

4209 Post No. : 15405

 

Preamble of the Indian Constitution

WE, THE PEOPLE OF INDIA, having solemnly resolved to constitute India into a SOVEREIGN SOCIALIST SECULAR DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC and to secure to all its citizens:

JUSTICE, social, economic and political;

LIBERTY of thought, expression, belief, faith and worship;

EQUALITY of status and of opportunity;

and to promote among them all FRATERNITY assuring the dignity of the individual and the unity and integrity of the Nation;

IN OUR CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY this twenty sixth day of November, 1949, do HEREBY ADOPT, ENACT AND GIVE TO OURSELVES THIS CONSTITUTION.

 

Components of Preamble
1. It is indicated by the Preamble that the source of authority of the Constitution lies with the people of India.
2. Preamble declares India to be a sovereign, socialist, secular and democratic republic.
3. The objectives stated by the Preamble are to secure justice, liberty, equality to all citizens and promote fraternity to maintain unity and integrity of the nation.
4. The date is mentioned in the preamble when it was adopted i.e. November 26, 1949.

Key Words In The Preamble

1. Sovereign

The term ‘Sovereign’ which is proclaimed by the Preamble means that India has its own independent authority and it is not a dominion of any other external power. In the country, the legislature has the power to make laws which is subjected to certain limitations.

2. Socialist

The term ‘Socialist’ was added in the Preamble by 42nd Amendment, 1976 which means the achievement of socialist ends through democratic means. It is basically a ‘Democratic Socialism’ that holds faith in a mixed economy where both private and public sectors co-exist side by side.

3. Secular

The term ‘Secular’ was incorporated in the Preamble by 42nd Constitutional Amendment, 1976 which means that all the religions in India get equal respect, protection and support from the state.

4. Democratic

The term ‘Democratic’ implies that the Constitution of India has an established form of Constitution which gets its authority from the will of the people expressed in an election.

5. Republic

The term ‘Republic’ indicates that the head of the state is elected by the people directly or indirectly. In India, the President is the head of the state and he is elected indirectly by the people.

BR Ambedkar said about the preamble:-

It was, indeed, a way of life, which recognizes liberty, equality, and fraternity as the principles of life and which cannot be divorced from each other: Liberty cannot be divorced from equality; equality cannot be divorced from liberty. Nor can liberty and equality be divorced from fraternity. Without equality, liberty would produce the supremacy of the few over the many. Equality without liberty would kill individual initiative. Without fraternity, liberty and equality could not become a natural course of things.

As today we all are celebrating the 71 Republic Day , being the day of inception of the constitution of India, I thought that we should start this post with ‘The Preamble to the Constitution’.  The Preamble though is very much part of the constitution itself.

I have the great pleasure of writing the post on this song celebrating the very appropriateness of the justice, liberty, equality and fraternity. This is also the song which brought me to this blog incidentally on 25th of January 2011, and this was my first comment on this blog’s farmaish page.

 

47 | nahm
January 25, 2011 at 1:06 am

I have surfed the net all over for this song/nazm:

khud jiyo auron ko bhi jeene do,
yehi to hai zindagi ka raasta,
tumhien aman ka shanti ka vasta,

This is not available even on youtube. i am very much surprised did not anticipate this difficulty. This was widely used in school assembly , and i found on some website that today itself that it is sung by the great Mohammed Rafi (also). Frankly i was expecting many versions (by various singers). If u could find and just send the lyrics at least, on urgent basis. i shall be ever grateful.

It was exactly 9 years ago that I stumbled upon this blog and life as I knew it before, changed for me.  In many ways I can define the journey of my life before and after 26th January 2011.

Now about the page “Readers farmaishes” :  I wonder at how beautifully the word “Farmaish” has adapted to its Anglicized plural ‘farmaishes’. Another unique word which require a few sentences to get at the spirit of it, in any other language.  Google’s English is showing the pathetically legal “Petition”, or it is most likely a Victorian equivalent. The concept of ‘farmaishi programme’ is so intrinsically Indian, be it a much indulged child’s or an overindulged housewife’s.  Or it fits us ‘spoilt-for-choices’ lovers of Hindi film music.

So it turns out that all those years ago I was looking for the lyrics of this song and in my search found that it is a Rafi song picturized on Prithvi Raj Kapoor in a classroom singing in front of school children. That time, the archives page of the website of Films Division of India was empty. I was searching the youtube intermittently for this song, in the hope that it will surface somehow.  I tried everything I could for this was a Rafi song and no effort was to be spared.  As luck would have it a few months ago I again searched for it and this time found a FDI film ‘Khud Jiyo Auron Ko Bhi Jeene Do’ in the Films Division archives pages. I requested Sudhir Sir to try and find the song, if it exists.

A few days ago Sudhir Sir had emailed me that the song is located and he had the video of the song, but it was not Rafi Sahab’s song. A decade old search has come to an end. All the info pertaining to it was correct, except for the singing voice. But when I heard the song today, when Sudhir Sir, sent the upload link to me, I am so glad that I persisted in the search, my search and quest is very much justified. Though it is not in Rafi Sahab’s voice, but a wonderfully worthy song written, composed and sung by the multi-talented Prem Dhawan. All the thanks and gratitude we the listeners, the beneficiaries of hard work of Sudhir Sir, can give to him, are just not enough.

The tune, voice, rendition and the lyrics are all soothing to the jaded soul.

 

Song – Khud Jiyo Auron Ko Bhi Jeene Do (NFS) (1971) Singer – Prem Dhawan, Lyrics – Prem Dhawan, MD – Prem Dhawan
Chorus
Chorus + Prem Dhawan

Lyrics

khud jiyo auron ko bhi jeene do
khud jiyo auron ko bhi jeene do
yahi to hai zindagi ka raasta
yahi to hai zindagi ka raasta
tumhen aman ka shanti ka waasta
tumhen aman ka shanti ka waasta

khud jiyo auron ko bhi jeene do
khud jiyo auron ko bhi jeene do
yahi to hai zindagi ka raasta
yahi to hai zindagi ka raasta
tumhen aman ka shanti ka waasta
tumhen aman ka shanti ka waasta
khud jiyo auron ko bhi jeene do
yahi to hai zindagi ka raasta
tumhen aman ka shanti ka waasta

aa aaaa aaaa
aaaaa aaaaa aaaa
aaaaa aaaaa aaaa

hmm mmmmm
mmmmmmmmm

chaman mein phool khilte bhaant bhaant ke
magar sabhi ka hota ek hi chaman
magar sabhi ka hota ek hi chaman
hon rehnewaale ham kisi bhi praant ke
hai ek apni dharti ek hi watan
hai ek apni dharti ek hi watan
to phir khinche khinche se dil hain kis liye
chalo dilon mein le ke ek hi lagan
khud jiyo auron ko bhi jeene do
yahi to hai zindagi ka raastaa
tumhen aman ka shanti ka waasta

yahi likhaa hai geeta aur quraan mein
yahi hai baani nanak aur kabir ki
isi liye to gandhi ji ne jaan di
ke jaane ham ye baat us faqeer ki
unhin ki zindagi hai  kisi kaam ki
samajhte hain jo doosron ki peed bhi
khud jiyo auron ko bhi jeene do
yahi to hai zindagi ka raasta
tumhen aman ka shanti ka waasta

alag alag hai apni bhaasha to bhi kya
ke dil jo samjhe wo zubaan to ek hai
ke dil jo samjhe wo zubaan to ek hai
punjab ho bangal ho madras ho
hamaara ye hindostan to ek hai
hamaara ye hindostan to ek hai
allah kaho ishwar kaho ke wah guru
jaana jahan hai wo nishaan to ek hai
khud jiyo auron ko bhi jeene do
yahi to hai zindagi ka raastaa
tumhen aman ka shanti ka waasta

ha aaa aaaa
haa aaaa
haa aaaa
aaaaa aaaaa
aaaaa aaaaa aaaaa aaaaa
aaaaa aaaaa

hai ladna hi to mil ke lado bhook se
jo bhook saare desh ko hai khaa rahi
mitaao zaat paat lado phoot se
wo phoot jo hamaare ghar jalaa rahi
hai khelna hi khoon se to aao phir
tumhe hai seema desh ki bulaa rahi
khud jiyo auron ko bhi jeene do
yahi to hai zindagi ka raastaa
tumhen aman ka shanti ka waasta

diye diwaali ke jalaao mil ke sab
manaao gale mil se saare eid bhi
manaao gale mil se saare eid bhi
mitaa hai bhagat singh jo apne desh pe
to tipu bhi mitaa hai aur hameed bhi
to tipu bhi mitaa hai aur hameed bhi
hai desh zindaa kyun ke desh sab ka hai
na rehti warna jeene ki ummeed bhi
khud jiyo auron ko bhi jeene do
yahi to hai zindagi ka raastaa
tumhen aman ka shanti ka waasta

aa aaaa
aaaaa aaaaa
aaaaa aaaaa
aaaaaaa aaaaa
hmmm mmmmm
mmmmmmm

wo swarg jo rakhaa hai aasmaan pe
usey na kyun zameen pe utaar len
chalo uss apne ujde huey bagh ko
nayi nayi bahaaron se nikhaar len
banaayen taaj jaise aur mahal kayi
ajanta jaise but naye sanwaar len
khud jiyo auron ko bhi jeene do
yahi to hai zindagi ka raastaa
tumhen aman ka shanti ka waasta

mili hain aise saath apni qismatien
ke jaise saath ganga ke jamnaa bahe
ke jaise saath ganga ke jamnaa bahe
to kyun na tere dil ki baat main kahoon
to kyun na mere dil ka raaz tu kahe
to kyun na mere dil ka raaz tu kahe
samajh len ek doosre ke gham ko ham
to phir jahaan mein koyi gham hi kyun rahe
khud jiyo auron ko bhi jeene do
yahi to hai zindagi ka raastaa
tumhen aman ka shanti ka waasta
tumhen aman ka shanti ka waasta
tumhen aman ka shanti ka waasta
tumhen aman ka shanti ka waasta
tumhen aman ka shanti ka waasta
tumhen aman ka shanti ka waasta

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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Blog Day : 4197 Post No. : 15380

“Alibaba And 40 Thieves” (1966) was directed by Homi Wadia for Basant Pictures, Bombay. This movie had Sanjeev Kumar, L Vijayalaxmi, S N Tripathi, Veena, Amarnath B M Vyas, David Abraham, Indira, Tabassum etc in it.

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

Here is another song from “Alibaba And 40 Thieves” (1966). This song is sung by Lata. Prem Dhawan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Usha Khanna.

The song is picturised as a dance performance song by L Vijaylaxmi. The performance is being watched by Sanjeev Kumar and others. I request our knowledgeable readers to help identify the other actors visible in the picturisation.

Lyrics for this song are provided by Nitin ji.


Song-Dekhiye zara pyaar se kyun khafa ho dildaar se (Alibaba And 40 Thieves)(1966) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Prem Dhawan, MD-Usha Khanna

Lyrics (Provided by Nitin Shah)

dekhiye zara pyaar se
kyu khafa ho dildaar se
dekhiye zara pyaar se
kyun khafa ho dildaar se
tum raaz-e-dil to samjhe nahin
nigaahen kahin hain nishaana kahin
dekhiye zara pyaar se
kyun khafa ho dildaar se

Zara ye raat dhhalne do
shama ko aur jalne do
haqeeqat khul hi jaayegi
hamaara rang badalne do
tum raaz-e-dil to samjhe nahin
nigaahen kahin hain nishaana kahin
dekhiye zara pyaar se
kyun khafa ho dildaar se

ishaaron hi se behlaaun
kisi ke haath naa aaun
hawa ka ek jhonka hoon
zara chhoo ke guzar jaaun
tum raaz-e-dil to samjhe nahin
nigaahen kahin hain nishaana kahin
dekhiye zara pyaar se
kyun khafa ho dildaar se

na badlegi wafa meri
na badlegi nigaah meri
jo dil se jaake milti hai
wo ulfat ki hai raah meri
tum raaz-e-dil to samjhe nahin
nigaahen kahin hain nishaana kahin
dekhiye zara pyaar se
kyun khafa ho dildaar se
dekhiye zara pyaar se
kyun khafa ho dildaar se


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Blog Day : 4189 Post No. : 15370

“Taxi 555″(1958) was produced by Mulkraj Bhakri and directed by Lekhraj Bhakri for Golden Movies, Bombay. The movie had Pradeep Kumar, Shakeela, Azra, Lalita Pawar, Maruti, Mahipal Sundar, Vijay Pandit, Sagar, Leela Mishra, Romesh sinha, Amrit Rana, Nadir, Nazeer Kashmiri, Ravikant, Dubey, Brahmbhatt, Vidhyawati, Narbada Shankar, Sadiq, Chandabai, Harun etc, with guest appearance by Heeralal.

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

Here is the second song from the movie to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Balbir and Asha Bhonsle. Prem Dhawan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Sardar Malik.

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


Song-Aaja aisa waisa koi bhi bahaana kar ke (Taxi 555) (1958) Singers-Balbir, Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Prem Dhawan, MD-Sardar Malik

Lyrics

na na haan haan kar ke
haan haan na na kar ke
o main kya baliye kuchch bhi karke
aaja
aisa vaisa koi bhi bahaana kar ke
ho aaja
aisa vaisa koi bhi bahana karke
na na haan haan kar ke
haan haan na na kar ke
ho aaja aisa vaisa koi bhi bahana karke
aaja aisa vaisa koi bhi bahana karke
kaise aaun ghabraaun
maahi mere man ke
main chaloon to bairi jhaanjhar jhan jhan jhanke
main chaloon to bairi jhaanjhar jhan jhan jhanke

main akeli aur duniya ki laakhon ankhiyaan
kabhi chaukidaar dekhe kabhi dekhen sakhiyaan
kabhi chaukidaar dekhe kabhi dekhen sakhiyaan

o teekhe nainon se sabko deewaana kar ke
ho aaja aisa vaisa koi bhi bahaana kar ke
ho aaja aisa vaisa koi bhi bahaana kar ke
kaise aaun ghabraaun maahi mere man ke
main chaloon to bairi jhaanjhar jhan jhan jhanke
main chaloon to bairi jhaanjhar jhan jhan jhanke

aake aadhi aadhi raat ko jagaaya na karo
seeti maar ke yoon hamko bulaaya na karo
seeti maar ke yoon hamko bulaya na karo

ho phero aankhen na hamko mastaana kar ke
ho aaja aisa vaisa koi bhi bahaana kar ke
ho aaja aisa vaisa koi bhi bahaana kar ke
kaise aaun ghabraaun maahi mere man ke
main chaloon to bairi jhaanjhar jhan jhan jhanke
main chaloon to bairi jhaanjhar jhan jhan jhanke


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Blog Day : 4169 Post No. : 15343

Today’s song is a melodious song from the film Chaalbaaz-58. The film was produced by Balwant Bhatt and Ram Kamlani, under the banner of Neo Lite films. Songs were written by Anjum Jaipuri and Prem Dhawan. The music was by the Melody magician Chitragupta. There were 7 songs in the film. 2 songs are already discussed and today’s song is 3rd song from this film.

The title Chaalbaaz seems to be quite a favourite with film makers. Films with same title were made in 1958, 69, 80, 89 and 2003. In addition there was Chaalbaaz Leader-70 and Chaalbaaz Haseena-2002 also. The cast of Chaalbaaz -58 was Nirupa Roy, Jairaj, Nishi, K N Singh, David, Bhagwan, Cuckoo, Moti(Horse) and Tiger (Dog). It was a stunt film, directed by a veteran of this Genre – Nanabhai Bhatt.

Hindi film industry is a funny place. Here popular actors are immediately typedcast and it becomes their identity, whether they want it or not. Once a particular theme becomes a Hit, producers want to make similar films, with the same actor. Thus most leading actors get stamped. Many dont mind it because they too are comfortable with such type of films.

That is how Dharmendra was in the roles of “He Man” (does this mean all others were “She- Men”?), Amol Palekar as a Middle class simpleton, for a period Dilip kumar was a Tragedy king, Raj Kapoor a straight forward, simple man, Dev Anand a Playboy, Bharat Bhushan a lover or a singer, Rajendra Kumar almost always a suffering lover…..so on and so forth. Same was, even the actresses got typedcast like Meena Kumari was a Tragedy Queen, Madhubala, naughty lucky girl etc etc.

The audience categorised the actors for various Genres and roles. Other than these, the artiste was not acceptable to them in any other type casting. Can you ever imagine Kanhaiyalal, Nana palshikar or Rashid Khan in a Millionaire’s role? Can you imagine Nana Patekar as a Romantic, ‘run around a tree’ type lover boy ? Can you visualise Jeetendra in a Mythological film as Lord Shiva ? We can not, even in our dreams, accept them in these roles. Nimmi always had films in which she suffered and wept throughout. People had forgotten how she looked while smiling.

When film makers tried to change the type of roles of an actor, he became a failure (even a laughing stock) and he was not accepted in that role. For example, in his early films, Ashok Kumar was known as a shy Lover boy. When he was cast as Satyawan in film “Savitri”-1937, the audience was shocked and the film failed miserably. Similarly when Ashok Kumar (then 35 year old) acted as Abhimanuu (22 year old) in film “Uttara Abhimanyu’-1946, he was rejected outright.

Mehboob Khan cast him as King Humayun in film Humayun-45. In one scene, Ashok Kumar had to run, in a war costume, with a sword. The way he ran was so feminine and pathetic, that the audience used to laugh in the theatre. Thankfully, Ashok Kumar never again acted in any such films till the end. Leela Mishra was famous as a simple village type “Leela Mousi” in almost all films. In film “Baton baton mein”-79, she was shown as an Anglo Indian Christian woman. To see Leela Mousi in a knee long Frock and to feel her awckwardness in that dress was a painful exercise for the audience.

However, and thank God for this, there were some actors who consciously avoided getting typedcast and did variety of roles. One shining example was Sanjeev Kumar. He was truly a versatile actor and would fit into any Genre with natural ease. After Film Azad-55, Dilip Kumar also shook off the tag of “Tragedy king” and became a real versatile actor enjoying working in different type of roles.

Among Heroines, I can not think of any such actress, who fitted in all Genres and roles, Except One ! Yes, there was one actress who was truly versatile and did a lot of role types – social, historical, Mythological, comedy, tragedy, crime, family, action and stunts too, character roles, daughter in law, mother in law, mother, mujra dancer, religious films – you name it and she had done it. Can you guess the name ?

NIRUPA ROY !, Yes, she was a versatile actress. To prove my point, I repeat here what I had said about her few years back. Nirupa Roy (4-1-1931 to 13-10-2004) was an enigma of Hindi Cinema. An ordinary lower middle class housewife turned into an actress due to need to survive. Funny thing was that it was her husband who had visited the studio to get a job as an actor and the studio selected his wife instead ! Nirupa Roy who acted in over 250 movies has been variously branded as a Goddess of Mythological films, a suffering wife of a poor farmer, a troubled housewife of social films, an acclaimed quintessential mother of Bollywood and even a Stunt film actress !

She has been a Heroine in 110 films, a mother in over 50 films,has been a Goddess in 50 Mythological films, a suffering wife in over 30 films and a Stunt girl in about 8 films. She sang Bhajans, romantic songs, Comedy songs, qawalis, sad songs and peasant folk songs on the screen.

She changed her Heroes like “Badalate huye saathi”. She did 18 films with Trilok Kapoor ( 50-65), 12 films with Balraj Sahni ( 53-72), 16 films with P.Jairaj ( 53-78), and 21 films with Ashok Kumar ( 56-89). She was Amitabh’s mother in 12 films and stunt Girl in 8 films. She even wrote a popular film song for film Samrat Chandragupta-58 ( Mujhe dekh chaand sharmaye – Lata).

Film Chaalbaaz-58 was produced by Balwant Bhatt and Ram kamlani. The elder brother of Nanabhai Bhatt- Balwant Bhatt was born at Porbandar,Gujarat on 13-1-1909. Balwant started his career by assisting Naval Gandhi in 1930-31 and Pesi karani at Imperial Film company and then N.B.Vakil at Sagar Studios in 1932. A prolific director of second tier, action oriented films, Bhatt’s first as a director was Royal Film Company’s 1932 silent thriller PASSING SHOW which featured popular stunt-film actor Navinchandra. He turned Director with the advent of Talkie films and joined Prakash Pictures with BAMBAI KI MOHINI [1934; aka: ACTRESS] starring Miss Panna and Miss Alakhnanda. His last one was Nagin aur Sapera-1966. He directed 33 films,mostly stunt and C grade films.

Bhatt directed action star Fearless Nadia in DELHI EXPRESS (1949) and CIRCUSWALE (1950) as well as the comedian Bhagwan in JOKER (1949) and JODIDAR (1950), and even had opportunities to work with bigger names such as Bibbo in SUHAAG (1940), Maya Banerjee in MADHU SUDAN (1941), and Prithviraj Kapoor in AANKH KI SHARAM (1943). But the vast majority of Bhatt’s output was in the category of B-grade films.

He directed some Gujarati films like Sansar Leela,Seth Sagsha,Diwadandi,Snehlata etc.He was the producer of Dillagi-1942,Gunehgar-53,Alif Laila-53,Sinbad the sailor-52, Son of Sinbad-58, Police Detective-60 etc. etc. Diwadandi-1950 became famous for its song-” Taari aankhni afini”, sung by Dilip Dholakia with music by Ajit Merchant. His film Mordhwaj-52 was the Debut film for MD Narayan Dutt. Balwant Bhatt died on 7-2-1965,at Bombay.

Today’s song is a duet sung by Geeta Dutt and Ram Kamlani. Ram Kamlani was Gope’s youngest brother. They were 9 siblings and Ram kamlani was the last one. He was born on 20-10-1919. Though Gope started his career in acting in 1933 and concentrated only on acting,Ram kamlani dabbled in Acting,Direction,Production and Playback singing too. He entered the film line in late 40s.

As an actor he acted in 9 films like Ajeet, Inaam, Kaajal, Do Raaha, Joi Bangla Desh etc. As a Singer he sang 22 songs in 15 films. Starting with Doosri Shaadi-47, he sang in Ghar ki Izzat, Rangeen zamana, Kaajal, Refugee, Pyaar ki jeet, Maa ka pyar, Naao, Raakhi, Bahurani, Khamosh Sipahi, Meena Bazar, Malkin, Chaalbaaz, Laal Dupatta etc.

Mostly, he sang for his brother Gope. His songs were generally duets. These were mainly comedy songs,very few were serious ones.His rare solos like,” Bane hai hum to Ghar Jamai'(Ghar ki izzat) and ” Koi samze isse muhabbat”(Meena Bazaar) became popular.

When Gope established Gope Productions,he produced some films and directed some of them,like,Muskurahat,Biradari,Bezuban,khamosh Sipahi,Hangama etc.

Ram Kamlani died in 1983 in Bombay.

This is a melodious song. The mukhda is “Daudo re daudo, bhaga dil chura ke chor”. Surprisingly, there was another song in film Char Minar-56 (MD- Sardul Kwatra) which had a similar mukhda “Daudo ji chor chor bhaga dil chura ke”. This song also was a good song and had almost same tune. That song had Geeta Dutt and Rafi as singers. Let us now enjoy today’s song.
( Thanks to Harish Raghuwanshi ji for his Gujarati article and http://www.cinemajadu.com for information used herein.)


Song-Tina tin ke tina kisi ne dil hai chheena(Chaalbaaz)(1958) Singers- Geeta Dutt, Ram Kamlani, Lyricist-Prem Dhawan, MD- Chitragupta
Both

Lyrics

daudo re daudo bhaaga re bhaaga
dil chura ke chor
tina tin ke tina
kisi ne dil hai chheena
tina tin ke tina
daudo re daudo
bhaaga re bhaaga
dil chura ke chor
tina tin ke tina
kisi ne dil hai chheena
tina tin ke tina
kisi ne dil hai chheena
tina tin ke tina

khol zara to ghoonghat gori
dekhen soorat tori
hoy khol zara to ghoonghat gori
dekhen soorat tori
hum to hain deewaane tere
hamse kaisi chori
aaja ree
aaja chupke se paas gori
kaahe kare shor
tina tin ke tina
kisi ne dil hai chheena
tina tin ke tina
kisi ne dil hai chheena
tina tin ke tina

o ho ho
o ho ho o ho ho
ha ha ha
aa ha ha aa ha ha
devar jaage saas bhi jaage
jaag raha ghar saara
devar jaage saas bhi jaage
jaag raha ghar saara
phir bhi zaalim ne na jaane kaise daaka maara
daudo re daudo bhaaga re bhaaga
dil chura ke chor
tina tin e tina
kisi ne dil hai chheena
tina tin ke tina
kisi ne dil hai chheena
tina tin ke tina

na main jaaun baans bareli na main jaaun jhansi
na main jaaun baans bareli na main jaaun jhansi
in zulfon mein baandh ke mohe de de pyaar ki phaansi
aaja ree
aaja chupke se paas gori
kaahe kare shor
tina tin ke tina
kisi ne dil hai chheena

tina tin ke tina
kisi ne dil hai chheena
haay tina tin ke tina
kisi ne dil hai chheena
haay
tina tin ke tina
kisi ne dil hai chheena
tina tin ke tina


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Blog Day : 4165 Post No. : 15339

“Jung Aur Aman”(1968) was directed by Nanubhai Bhatt for Metro Movie Production, Bombay. This movie had Dara Singh, Mumtaz, Jayant, Nadira, Mohan Choti, Krishna Kumari, Rajen Haksar, Murad etc in it.

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

Here is the second song from “Jung Aur Aman”(1968) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Suman Kalyanpur. Prem Dhawan is the lyricist. Music is composed by G S Kohli.

The song is picturised as a dancing under duress genre of song where Dara Singh is tied at a stake and Mumtaz has to dance to save his life. So this song is picturised under circumstances similar to “Basanti in kutton ke aage mat naachna” circumstance in “Sholay” (1975). 🙂


Song-Mar jaayenge chaahne waale tere (Jung aur Aman)(1968) Singer-Suman Kalyanpur, Lyrics-Prem Dhawan, MD-G S Kohli

Lyrics

mar jaayenge chaahne waale tere
mar jaayenge chaahne waale tere
par ishq to rusva na hoga
mar jaayenge chaahne waale tere
hum ne to kabhi socha hi nahin ee ee
hum ne to kabhi socha hi nahin
anjaam hamaara kya hoga
mar jaayenge chaahne waale tere
par ishq to rusva na hoga
mar jaayenge chaahne waale tere

mere humdum yahaan o o o
mere humdum yahaan
do dilon ki jubaan
laakh samjhaao koi samajhta nahin
ishq hai gar khata o o o
ishq hai gar khata
jurm hai gar wafa
to bhala kaun ye jurm karta nahin
ye khata hamne ki
haan wafa hamne ki
de de sazaa ham sajaavaar hain
mar jaayenge chaahne waale tere
par ishq to rusva na hoga
mar jaayenge chaahne waale tere

mere khwaabon mein to o o
mere khwaabon mein to
roz aate thhe tum
aaj kismat se deedaar bhi ho gaya
aaj hai saamne o o o
aaj hai samne
phir se jalva wohi
jo dekha ke jhalak thha kahin kho gaya
ab to nikle sanam
tere kadmom mein dam
is haseen maut ke hum talabgaar hain
mar jaayenge chaahne waale tere
par ishq to rusva na hoga
mar jaayenge chaahne waale tere
hum ne to kabhi socha hi nahin ee ee
hum ne to kabhi socha hi nahin
anjaam hamaara kya hoga
mar jaayenge chaahne waale tere
par ishq to rusva na hoga
mar jaayenge chaahne waale tere


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Blog Day : 4147 Post No. : 15313

“Zingaaro” (1963) was directed by Chandrakant for Jai Films, Bombay. The movie had Jairaj, Zabeen, Tiwari, Bela Bose, Lakshmi Chhaaya, Aruna Irani, Maruti, Mridula, Baburao Pehalwan, Babu Raje, Radheyshyam, Moolchand, Gani Pehalwan, Julian etc.
The film has six songs. One song has been covered in the past.

Here is the second song from “Zingaaro” (1963) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Mahendra Kapoor, Suman Kalyanpur and chorus. Prem Dhawan is the lyricist. Music is composed by S N Tripathi.

Only the audio of the song is available. From the sounds of it, the song is a qawwaali. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of the song.


Song-Arre adaa se muskura dena…aap se humko mohabbat ho gayi (Zingaaro)(1963) Singers-Mahendra Kapoor, Suman Kalyanpur, Lyrics-Prem Dhawan, MD-S N Tripathi
Male chorus
Female chorus

Lyrics

are adaa se muskura dena
aur haseen sar jhuka lena aa aa
haseenon ko bhi kitna sahal hai
bijli gira dena

ae ji aap se haaye
aap se humko mohabbat ho gayi
ho gayi
ae ji aap se humko mohabbat ho gayi
ho gayi

aur hashr se pehle kayaamat ho gayi
ho gayi
aur hashr se pehle kayaamat ho gayi
ho gayi

ishq ka mat naam lo ae meharbaan aan
ishq ka

aji ishq ka mat naam lo ae meharbaan aan
kya karoge
hoye hoye
kya karoge
jo museebat ho gayi
ho gayi

aji aap se humko mohabbat ho gayi
ho gayi

aa aa aa aa aa aa aa
are ishq mein peechhe haten jo
hum vo deewaane nahin
aji kyun nahin ji, kyun nahin
nahin hum vo deewaane nahin
jalne se jo khauf khaaye
hum vo parwaane nahin
aji kyun nahin ji kyun nahin
nahin hum vo parwaane nahin
jo garajte hain baraste hi nahin
aayega na aap par humko yaqeen

jala do haaye
jala do haddiyaan meri
jala do o
uda do
uda do
dhajjiyaan meri uda do
khata-e-ishq ki aisi saza do
meri hasti hi duniya se mita do
mita do
mita do
mita do
o o o

chhodiye hum aazmaaish kar chuke
kar chuke ji kar chuke
hum aazmaaish kar chuke

aapki sachchi wafa pe mar chuke
mar chuke ji mar chuke
sachchi wafa pe mar chuke

aa aa aa aa
humko bhi haaye
humko bhi thhodi si chahat ho gayi

ho gayi
humko bhi thhodi si chahat ho gayi
ho gayi

aapse humko mohabbat ho gayi ee ee
aapse humko mohabbat
haay
mohabbat
hoye
mohabbat ho gayi ee ee
hashr se pehle kayamat ho gayi ee ee
hashar se pehle kayaamat
haay
kayamat
haay
kayamat ho gayi
ee ee

ho gayi ho gayi
ho gayi

ho gayi
ho gayi
ho gayi
ho gayi


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Blog Day : 4108 Post No. : 15259

Today’s song is a lovely duet by Lata and Hemant Kumar, from film Daaka-59. The film was made by Starland productions, Bombay for Hasmukh Kheda. The film was directed by Nanubhai Bhatt and the 6 songs of the film were written by Majrooh Sultanpuri (2 songs) and by Prem Dhawan (4 songs). Their music was composed by the King of Melody – Chitragupta. Dilip Dholakia was his assistant for this movie.

The cast of the film was Ashok Kumar, Nirupa Roy, Pran, Maruti, Smriti Biswas, Badri Pershad, Balam, Kesari, Kathana etc.etc. Songs of this film were recorded in 1956, but for reasons not known to us, the film was censored only in 1959 (25-11-1959). The length of the film was 12,698 feet and was in 14 reels.

Why I gave the details of the length and number of reels is that during the period of 50s, I remember how the films used to begin in the theatres. In Hyderabad city, once the show time was up, the theatre would be plunged in darkness and advertisements would start with slides or shorts. After this, usually there would be Indian News Reel or a Documentary of the Films Division. The Indian News reel was interesting and when some Cricket match was being played, here or abroad, some shots of the match would be shown. By this time, all the audience used to be in their seats. The first scene of the start of the main film was showing its Censor Certificate. It was at this time, when 99% audience used to read loudly in chorus, “14 Reels”, as if they had discovered some top secret ! Perhaps, it gave them an idea whether the film was a long one , normal or a short one.

Ashok Kumar (13-10-1911 to 10-12-2001) the Hero of this film, always surprised me. I wonder how much energy this man must have had. If you see his Career graph,it is most unusual. I am saying this because, normally an actor is at his best Performance level when he is young. As the age increases, his level diminishes and after a certain period, he is away from the Silver screen. In case of Ashok Kumar this is very different story. See the following chart and you will realise what I mean.

Period in years Aproximate Age No. of films done in the decade
Decade 1 (1936-1940 ) 25-30 years 12 (First film- Jeevan Naiya-1936)
Decade 2 (1941-1950 ) 30-40 years 23
Decade 3 (1951-1960) 40-50 years 55
Decade 4(1961-1970) 50-60 years 62
Decade 5(1971-1980) 60-70 years 85
Decade 6 (1981-1990) 70-80 years 60
Decade 7 (1991-1997 ) 81-86 years 13 (Last film- Aankhon mein tum ho-1997)

From 1936 to 1997 he acted in 310 films. That is a very long journey in films, of 61 years ! His first Heroine-Devikarani- was born in 1908 and the Heroine of his last film- Suman Ranganathan was born in 1974 ! He worked with Heroines from 4 generations (a film generation is counted as 15 years). Ashok Kumar ,in his career, paired with Devika Rani-she was 3 years elder to him in age- in 8 films, with Nalini Jayawant in 11 films and with Nirupa Roy in 21 films in 33 years’ period-from Bhai Bhai-56 to Dana Pani-89.

He had to sing his own songs. By that time the system of Playback had started, but actor singing his/her own songs also continued for some time. He sang 77 songs in 25 films. Effectively, his singing was halted by Mohd. Rafi, when he sang for Ashok Kumar in the film Saajan-47- a duet with Lalita Deulkar ( Humko tumhara hi aasra). After this Ashok Kumar sang one song each in film Chalti ka naam Gaadi-58, Aashirvad-68, Kangan-72, Khoobsurat-80 and finally in Shaukeen-82.

Look at his energy level in the above chart. As he grew up in age, his demand increased, he worked in more and more films till he was 86 year old. He was simply unique in this respect. May be Amitabh Bachhan is a match to him or even better than him because nowadays more films are made than before. I hope some contributor does this comparison in the same way.

When Ashok kumar started acting, he had a great problem. He did not know what to do with his hands. in all his early films, you will find him acting very awkwardly, because of this problem. When he acted in film Anjaan-41, this problem was solved. In this film he did a Doctor’s role, who is accused of a murder- which he did not commit. He had to be a detective to collect proof of his innocence and argue in the court also. During this period, he started smoking cigarettes and his ‘Hand’ problem was solved once for all. After this film, Ashok Kumar and his smoking became inseparable in every film ! (and also in private life) .

Ashok Kumar was one of those actors who did Natural acting in their films. Initially, that was not so, but after solving his ‘Hand’ problem in film Anjaan-41, he was one of the best such actor. Motilal, Sanjeev Kumar, Amol Palekar, Farooq Shaikh and Paresh Raval are some other names that came to my mind in this category.

For actress Smriti Biswas, film Daaka-59 was her last film. She quit films and married actor, director, producer and studio owner S D Narang.

Actress Smriti Biswas was born on 17-2-1932, in Calcutta in a middle class family. She was educated at home and she worked as child star in Bangla films, Sandhya and Dwandwa in the 1930s.

Hoping to make a better career, she shifted to Lahore. Here Pancholi studio gave her a break with the film Dhamkee-45. The film shooting started in 1943, but it was released in 1945. She got Raagini-45 in the same year. Its Director was Shanker Mehta. Two more of her films, viz Nek Dil-48 and Roop rekha-48 were also released there.

After Partition she returned to Calcutta. S.D.Narang, actor, producer and director also shifted to Calcutta along with her. He established his own Bengal National Studio and made Bangla and Hindi films with Smriti. Their ‘Ek Aurat’-48 was quite popular.

New Theatres cast Smriti in their film “Pehla Aadmi”-50 based on the story of Subhash Chandra Bose. It was directed by Bimal Roy. Both Smriti and Narang came down to Bombay. In the decade of 1950’s, she did about 21 films there. Daaka-59 was her last film. In 1960, she married S.D.Narang and retied from films, though she was still in demand. She has 2 sons. S.D.Narang died on 25-1-1986. She is in her 80s but enjoys life with family and friends.

Smriti Biswas did only about 27 films in her career, but her vivacious looks, sweet face and speaking style still reminds us of her roles.

Some of her more well known films are, Arab ka Saudagar-56, Bhai saheb-54, Lakhon mein ek-55, Samsheer-53, Aab e Hayat-55, Hum Safar-53 (opposite Dev Anand), Dilli ka Thug-58, Teen batti chaar Rasta-53, Baap re Baap-55 and Bhagam Bhag-56.

Recently I saw an article in Maharashtra Times of 14-4-2017. It was mentioned that She was living in a barely 500 square feet flat in Nashik, along with her two grown up, unmarried sons. All the property, Gold and money left by S D Narang was looted by other relatives and Smriti finds it difficult to pull on.

The Heroine of this film Nirupa Roy was a very unconventional actress of Hindi films. Her repertoire of roles was so varied that she could not be stamped with any one type of roles.

Nirupa Roy (4-1-1931 to 13-10-2004) was an enigma of Hindi Cinema. She has been a Heroine in 110 films,a mother in over 50 films,has been a Goddess in 50 Mythological films, a suffering wife in over 30 films and a Stunt girl in about 10 films.( I remember our Raja ji once said that it was difficult to imagine Nirupa Roy in any other dress than a Saree.) She sang Bhajans,romantic songs,Comedy songs,qawalis,sad songs and peasant folk songs on the screen.

She changed her Heroes like “Badalate huwe saathi”. She did 18 films with Trilok Kapoor ( 50-65), 12 films with Balraj Sahni ( 53-72), 16 films with P.Jairaj ( 53-78), and 21 films with Ashok Kumar ( 56-89). She was Amitabh’s mother in 12 films and a stunt Girl in 8 films. She even wrote a popular film song for film Samrat Chandragupta-58 ( Mujhe dekh chaand sharmaye – Lata).

Today’s song is a sweet duet of Lata and Hemant Kumar. Listening to some of their duets is a divine experience. Some of their duets like “yaad kiya dilne kahan ho tum”, “ye raat ye chandni phir kahan”, “gupchup gupchup pyar karen”, and ” Sanware salone aaye din bahar ke ” are some of the songs they made immortal in HFM. Lata’s voice never sounded sweeter with any other singer.

Today’s song is not as well known as the songs mentioned above, nevertheless this song has the hallmark of a Lata-Hemant Kumar duet song. It is a song that is best heard at night time- a “chhaayaageet” category song.


Song- Chaand ne kuchh kaha taaron ne kuchh suna (Daakaa)(1959) Singers- Hemant Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics- Prem Dhawan, MD- Chitragupta
Both

Lyrics

chaand ne kuchh kaha
taaron ne kuchh suna
baat hi baat mein jaane kya ho gaya
aankhen jhuk jhuk gayin
dhadkanen ruk gayin
kya bataaun mera dil kahaan kho gaya

chaand ne kuchh kaha taaron ne kuch suna
baat hi baat mein jaane kya ho gaya

hum to khud se hi nazren churaane lage
jaane kya soch kar muskuraane lage
hum to khud se hi nazren churaane lage
jaane kya soch kar muskuraane lage

ab to dil na kisi bhi bahaane lage
baat hi baat mein jaane kya ho gaya
aankhen jhuk jhuk gayin dhadkanen ruk gayin
kya bataaun mera dil kahaan kho gaya

raat aayi hai zulfen sanwaare huye
aankhon aankhon mein kya kya ishaare huye
raat aayi hai zulfen sanwaare huye
aankhon aankhon mein kya kya ishaare huye
bas hai itni khabar
hum tumhaare huye
baat hi baat mein jaane kya ho gaya

chaand ne kuchh kaha
taaron ne kuchh suna
baat hi baat mein jaane kya ho gaya


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Blog Day :

4088 Post No. : 15229

“Coffee House”(1957) was produced and directed by Hari Walia for Niti Arts Productions, Bombay. This movie, whose prints are lost had Geeta Bali, Shammi Kapoor, Vijaylaxmi, Jeevan, Bhagwan, Chanchal, Kumud Tripathi, Pal Sharma, Raja Kapoor, Helen etc in it.

Two songs from this movie has been discussed in the past. Here is the tird song from “Coffee House”(1957) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Geeta Dutt. Prem Dhawan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Roshan, as mentioned earlier.

From the sounds of it, the song appears to be a club dance song/ cabarat dance song.

Only the audio of this song is available. The prints of this movie are lost. It was a fond wish to Shammi Kapoor to be able to watch this movie seeing that it also starred Geeta Bali who would later become his wife.

I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the movie as well as on the picturisation of this song.


Song-Ye hawa ye fizaa ye samaa (Coffee House)(1957) Singer-Geeta Dutt, Lyrics-Prem Dhawan, MD-Roshan

Lyrics

ye hawa
ye fiza
ye samaa
aaj hai
kis kadar haseen jahaan
shaam hai
jaam hai
saathi hai
sun hi le
dil ki sau daastaan

jhoom jhoom ke
jaam choom ke
aa dil ki mehfil mein aa
jhoom jhoom ke
jaam choom ke
aa dil ki mehfil mein aa

husn ki ye meharbaaniyaan phir kahaan
husn ki ye meharbaaniyaan phir kahaan
ishq ki rangeen kahaaniyan phir kahaan
phir kahaan ye sama
ye sama phir kahaan
aa dil ki mehfil mein
jhoom jhoom ke
jaam choom ke
aa dil ki mehfil mein aa
jhoom jhoom ke
jaam choom ke
aa dil ki mehfil mein aa

ye nigaah
ye dil ki mastiyaan
ye ada
ye nigaah
ye dil ki mastiyaan
ye ada
tez hai kuchh aaj dhadkanon ki sada
ye sada sun zara
sun zara ye sada
aa dil ki mehfil mein
jhoom jhoom ke
jaam choom ke
aa dil ki mehfil mein aa
jhoom jhoom ke
jaam choom ke
aa dil ki mehfil mein aa


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

Blog Day : 4020 Post No. : 15132

21st July, 1969 – a tiny me was waiting for the arrival of the school bus, around 6.40 am in the morning, at the end of the lane where we lived, in Karol Bagh area of Delhi. Three, maybe four other friends, going to the same school – executing the normal morning routine, with strap bags on shoulders, waiting to espy the school bus that we all recognized oh so well, to take a turn from a crossing about 200 metres away – to come, and to gobble us up, and to carry us to yet another day at the school. I think, it was too early in life to philosophize about the love-hate relationship with education, school and school teachers. It was still kind of an eager fun to travel in the bus and get to a classroom, and spend time watching teachers do their things on the blackboard, for us. Ah yes, the blackboards back then were actually black, and white chalks were then the standard instrument of communication between the teacher and us.

Sorry, I am jumping the gun – classroom and education is not the topic today; ‘waiting for the bus’ is. So as I was saying, four five of us kids were at the appointed place, at the appointed time – waiting to be picked. Some of these memories are so vivid and crystal clear in the mind, as if it was just yesterday. Ah yes, does seem like yesterday. I remember there was a bakery and confectionery shop right on the corner where we used to wait for the bus. It was a family run business – two brother partners. Over the years, the ownership of that shop has remained in the family, but the subject matter of the shop has changed from confectionery to designer clothing today. I still remember, the board on the shop – ‘Paul’s – Bakers and Confectioners’.

The kids’ interest of course was in the candies, toffees and chocolate items displayed in the shop’s show cases. The shop would be open before we reached the waiting point, because being a baker, he was catering to the early morning needs of milk and bread supply, to the early riser families, which, in those times, was practically all the families in the neighborhood.

Ah, sorry, I digress again – waiting for the bus it was. So the different thing that happened on that morning was the the bus did not come on time. It was kind of a pleasant, expectation filled feeling in the kiddy hearts – is the bus not coming today? Well, bus used to be late once in a while. And the tiny minds would be inventing conjectures about the school being closed for this or that unimaginable reason. But then, those dreams used to be shattered within a matter of minutes – late it would be, but then it would appear on the horizon, and the young footsteps would prance on to the four steps and into bus, starting another day at the school.

But that day, the few minutes extended into many minutes – and no bus. Although we were all in the mood to run back home and make a pompous announcement of the mystery of the disappearing bus. Of course, none had the courage to do so. It was a mindless wait, but the instructions to this kiddy platoon was to stay rooted to the bus stop area, and not to wander away – no matter how late the bus was. And we waited. No, the parents were not with us. We kids were in that gray transition zone of trust building age, that the parents would drop us at the bus stop, and head back home, with the confidence that the kid would certainly board the bus and spend another productive day at the school. And so we waited.

One of the more enterprising member of this waiting platoon ventured into the bakery shop and asked for time. “Seven o five”, we were told – goodness the bus was twenty five minutes late. This had never happened before. It was a first in the long years of the tiny age of experiences that the kiddy minds had accumulated till then. But then, in the absence of any instructions for this unexpected, first time, unheard of situation, we were clueless as to what should be done. So we waited – did not have courage to venture back home – the certain thought in mind was that parents would simply scold us and ask us to get back to the bus stop immediately and wait some more. There must be a valid reason – breakdown, accident, petrol finish – whatever, but it will come. So go back.

But it didn’t come. Another fifteen minutes passed. Still no bus. The uncomfortable squirming had now transformed into an anxious fear – have we already missed it? Has the bus come and gone and all of us missed it by a minute or something. Now the fear started to grow, since if the bus had already gone, then the fault would be ours that we were a minute or two too late to reach the bus stop. And so what were we doing, while ambling towards the bus stop from home, how did we reach the bus stop late? And why? All sorts of uncomfortable thoughts were now cycling through the mind. And we waited.

But the tension was unbearable now. The urge was to rush back home, but in the absence of an explanation, the apprehension of the consequences did not allow us to move. First time in the long years of tiny experiences, we were facing a helpless situation, the CPUs of mind were primitive and no conclusive directions were forthcoming.

Finally, we saw a ray of hope. We espied a senior student of our school, walking towards our bus stop. This person used to board from the next stop on the route, about half a mile ahead. He came, he declared, and we conquered. 😀 😀

He informed us that the bus would not be coming that day, since the school had declared a holiday. So head back home and take a day off. Whoosh. . . the mounds of stones of uncertainty were suddenly lifted, a new energy seemed to flow now, in place of the helpless limbo. I am very very sure, all would have had this ‘Whoosh’ experience sometimes in school life – an unexpected holiday announcement. It was like ‘छप्पड़ फाड़ के’ – I am using this phrase in hind sight. Of course I was not aware of this phrase or its implications at that time.

Then one of us had the curiosity strong enough to ask, what happened, why this unannounced holiday. The senior was not very sure himself. He said his father had called the school, and the school had announced the holiday – it was because of the moon landing. Totally bewildered with this information the tiny brains could not process, we externally expressed relief and happiness, lugged the bags over the shoulders once again, and walked back home.

It was almost one hour after the bus time, and of course the parents were totally surprised to see me back at the doorway. Dad asked what was the matter. And I recounted in brief, about the wait, the senior student, the information about the holiday announcement and moon landing. Dad started to laugh. He had already known about this news – well he was part of the editorial team that published the morning paper. So he already had the information about the event in the late hours of the previous night. But there was no news in the papers about the school holidays. So then he ventured to confirm – went to another neighbor’s place to make a call to the school. We did not have a phone at home in those times. He returned after a few minutes, and his smile confirmed the announcement, and laid to rest any apprehensions, that I would be held to fault, for making up such tall story.

I asked him, and he explained, quite lucidly of course – he had prepared the news story for print just a few hours prior. But much of that did not register into the brain. The moon landing, Apollo 11, US spacecraft, Neil Armstrong – some key phrases stuck in the mind. I took up the newspaper and read through the story. The quantum and the quality of significance did not sink in then. But yes, this idea did sink in very earnestly that the event that happened was some towering, huge, first of its kind accomplishment by USA. In the later years, as my interest grew in scientific topics, I would come to realize the depth of significance and importance of this huge event. The man had landed on another celestial body for the first time in the history (known history??) of the mankind. Yes, it was huge.

On 25th May, 1961, John F Kennedy, the then US President, made this proposal to the US Congress, to land a man on the moon before the end of the decade. Of course, the objective was achieved on 20th July, 1969.

And so the event, and its earth shattering significance has stayed with me now, for all these years – all because the schools declared a holiday that day – to celebrate this towering achievement of the human race. The man had reached the moon, and the school was closed in celebration.

Today, we are celebrating the 50th anniversary of that accomplishment. Over the past 50 years, the science of astronautics, and the technology had progressed by leaps and bounds. But the ‘man on the moon’ event has this envious and non-duplicate-able quality about it – what more to say. The US scientists and NASA took almost 8 years to accomplish the target that their famous president had set for them. Long before that, the Indian cinema had already responded with the film ‘Rocket Girl’, in 1962, and with this humorous and lilting melody created by Prem Dhawan and Chitragupt.

Searching for an appropriate song for this celebration, I chanced to discover this fabulous gem of a song that has probably been considered lost and consigned to the deep. I tried to search for songs with reference to ‘chaand’. Another song from this film – “Na Jaane Chaand Kaisa Hoga” – is an iconic, popular hit song that is already posted on the blog. When I read the words of the mukhda of this, I was very curious to search and pull out this song, because the mukhda kind of hints at traveling to the moon. With some time spend, I am able to locate this song in my collection. As far as I could check online, this song is not yet available. So I prepared and uploaded this song, and here am presenting it for this celebration today.

Listening this song, I am so surprised that this song has remained obscure all these years. A vintage Chitragupt melody that takes the listener on a journey of lilting extravaganza – so beautifully tuned and so exquisitely arranged. The humming composition simply is not getting out of my mind at this time – the lady wants to travel to the land of the moon and have a romance amongst the stars, and gentleman is not at all convinced that they would reach there alive. 🙂  The words of the song are so interestingly crafted – it is a veritable treat to listen to.

‘Rocket Girl’ is a film from 1962, produced under the banner of Film Sansar, Bombay and is directed by Nanabhai Bhatt. The cast of actors is listed as Naaz, Sudesh Kumar, Jagdish Raj, Nilofer, Kanchanmala, Brahm Bhardwaj, Genius, Lal Bahadur, Mohammad Bhai, Ameer, Sandow, Shafi, Shammi, and Bhagwan Dada. Six songs are listed for this film, all from the pen of Prem Dhawan, with wonderful music compositions coming from the mind of Chitragupt.

I have no idea whether this film is about space travel, and visit to the moon. Listening to the two songs, it appears that his film is about space travel, I request our more knowledgeable readers to add more information about this film.
[Ed Note: Details about the film ‘Rocket Girl’ have already been posted by Arun ji, our in-house encyclopedia, with the earlier posted song of this film – “Na Jaane Chaand Kaisa Hoga”. The same are also available at Atul Movies – Rocket Girl (1962). Thanks to Aero Survey for this reminder.]

Fifty years of moon landing – and a surprisingly wonderful song to go along with – enjoy.

 

Song – Aa Ja Chalen Piya Chaand Waale Des Mein  (Rocket Girl) (1962) Singer – Suman Kalyanpur, Manna Dey, Lyrics – Prem Dhawan, MD – Chitragupt

Lyrics

aa ja chalen piya chaand waale des mein
taaron mein hum jaa ke pyaar karenge
aa ja chalen piya chaand waale des mein
taaron mein hum jaa ke pyaar karenge
teri kasam wahaan khair nahin jaan ki
marna hi hai to yahin pe marenge

basti nai sitaaron mein basaayenge
gaye jo wahaan palat ke naa aayenge
basti nai sitaaron mein basaayenge
gaye jo wahaan palat ke naa aayenge
aisi baaton se hum nahin darenge
na na na na
teri kasam wahaan khair nahin jaan ki
marna hi hai to yahin pe marenge
oo oo oo
aa ja chalen piya chaand waale des mein
taaron mein hum jaa ke pyaar karenge

jhoothe hain sabhi ye kisse chaand waand ke
le chaloon tujhe main zulfon mein baandh ke
jhoothe hain sabhi ye kisse chaand waand ke
le chaloon tujhe main zulfon mein baandh ke
jaao akele hum aahen bharenge
na na na na
aa ja chalen piya chaand waale des mein
taaron mein hum jaa ke pyaar karenge
oo oo oo
teri kasam wahaan khair nahin jaan ki
marna hi hai to yahin pe marenge

kehte the tumhin
sitaare doonga tod ke
honge meri jaan
ye waade kisi aur ke
mil ke jiye hain mil ke hi marenge
na na na na
teri kasam wahaan khair nahin jaan ki
marna hi hai to yahin pe marenge
oo oo oo
aa ja chalen piya chaand waale des mein
taaron mein hum jaa ke pyaar karenge
oo oo oo
teri kasam wahaan khair nahin jaan ki
marna hi hai to yahin pe marenge. . .

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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आ जा चलें पिया चाँद वाले देस में
तारों में हम जाके प्यार करेंगे
आ जा चलें पिया चाँद वाले देस में
तारों में हम जाके प्यार करेंगे
तेरी क़सम वहाँ खैर नहीं जान की
मरना ही है तो यहीं पे मरेंगे

बस्ती नई सितारों में बसाएँगे
गए जो वहाँ पलट के ना आएंगे
बस्ती नई सितारों में बसाएँगे
गए जो वहाँ पलट के ना आएंगे
ऐसी बातों से हम नहीं डरेंगे
ना ना ना ना
तेरी क़सम वहाँ खैर नहीं जान की
मरना ही है तो यहीं पे मरेंगे
ओ ओ ओ
आ जा चलें पिया चाँद वाले देस में
तारों में हम जाके प्यार करेंगे

झूठे हैं सभी ये किस्से चाँद वांद के
ले चलूँ तुझे मैं ज़ुल्फों में बांध के
झूठे हैं सभी ये किस्से चाँद वांद के
ले चलूँ तुझे मैं ज़ुल्फों में बांध के
जाओ अकेले हम आहें भरेंगे
ना ना ना ना
आ जा चलें पिया चाँद वाले देस में
तारों में हम जाके प्यार करेंगे
ओ ओ ओ
तेरी क़सम वहाँ खैर नहीं जान की
मरना ही है तो यहीं पे मरेंगे

कहते थे तुम्हीं
सितारे दूँगा तोड़ के
होंगे मेरी जान
ये वादे किसी और के
मिल के जिये हैं मिल के ही मरेंगे
ना ना ना ना
तेरी क़सम वहाँ खैर नहीं जान की
मरना ही है तो यहीं पे मरेंगे
ओ ओ ओ
आ जा चलें पिया चाँद वाले देस में
तारों में हम जाके प्यार करेंगे
ओ ओ ओ
तेरी क़सम वहाँ खैर नहीं जान की
मरना ही है तो यहीं पे मरेंगे


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