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Today’s song is a rare song from film Salma-1943.

Like in my earlier post on film ‘ Arab ka Sitara’-46 dt 13-3-2019, in this Blog, about 3-4 years ago also I had discussed the issue of very few films made in India, on Muslim Social issues and also on other minority communities, for that matter. One of our readers from USA, Mr. Salim Shah-son of actress Indurani aka Ishrat jehan siddiqi- wrote an E mail to me on this issue. He had said that the film market is driven by the needs of the majority and hence not many producers dare to make films on minorities, which have a very small and limited market. I agreed, as this was a very logical explanation to my loud thinking.

When I planned to write on Muslim social films or films with Muslim backgrounds, I noticed that from 1933 to 1942 (10 years) only 15 such films were made. Then from 1943 to 1947, a whopping 23 films were made in just 5 years ! These are only rough and estimated figures, without going into much details and avoiding films like Pukar-39 and Humayun-45 or Shahajehan-46. In 1947 alone there were 9 such films.

What could be the reason for this sudden surge in Muslim social films ? I think, by 1943, it was almost certain that India would be divided on Religion basis and Pakistan would be a New separate country for Muslims. This possibly increased the awareness of a need for improvement in the Muslim population. May be, I am wrong. One can only hazard a guess on such matters.

Director Mehboob started his production company by making the film Najma-43 and later also he made films like Elaan-47. He is on record why he made such progressive films, despite the risk from fundamentalists involved. Anyway, we leave the matter here only. Now that the Muslim population has increased considerably from 1951 (3.5 crores or 9.8%) to 2011 (17.2 crores or 14.2%), let us hope to see more such films. Equally disturbing is to see rare films on Christian, parsee, Budhist, Jain, etc minorities.

Film Salma-43 was actually a story of two thick girl friends. The film story was written by Munshi Dil. Screenplay, dialogues and Lyrics were by Hasrat Lucknowi. Music was by Pt. Gobind Ram. The cast was Sitara devi, Ishwarlal, Yakub, Urmila, Majid, Azra, Anwari etc etc. The film was directed by Nazir Ahmed khan. It was made by his own Hind Pictures.

This was also the period when Nazir had married Sitara Devi. Saadat Hasan Manto, in his famous book ‘ Stars from another sky” has described very juicy stories about Sitara- her many lovers, Nazir and his Nephew K.Asif. Sitara eloped with Asif to Delhi to marry him, after conversion to Islam with a new name Allah Rakhi, the book says. Returning to Bombay, after some time, Asif himself made a Muslim Social film, ” Phool’-45, with Sitara as the Heroine. More about this film some other time.

Nazir Ahmad Khan (1910–28-8-1983) was a Indian / Pakistani film actor, director and producer. He was the first successful film hero in independent Pakistan. Nazir was associated with almost two hundred films during his career, which spanned over a period of 55 years.Nazir Ahmed was widely known as Bao Jee in the film industries in India and in Pakistan.
It was in the late 1920s when Nazir went to Calcutta along with A.R. Kardar, and appeared in a character role in Kardar’s Sarfarosh (aka ‘The Daring One’) in 1929. Kardar later made Heer in which Nazir played the role of the Qazi. Both these films are from the silent era. He also did a secondary role in Kardar’s Mysterious Bandit.

Nazir went to Bombay. During this period he was cast in leading roles in Rajputana Ka Sher, Chandaal Chaukri, Badmaash Ka Baita and Pahari Sawar.

In 1934 he went back to Calcutta on the request of his old friend Kardar to act in his productions of Chandra Gupta, Sultana, Milaap, Mandar, Night Bird and Aab-e-Hayat.

In Calcutta Nazir won laurels for his role of Chanakya in Chandra Gupta. To perform this role realistically, Nazir had his head shaved completely to authentically perform the role of the ancient Indian minister.

In 1939, both Nazir and Kardar moved to Bombay and under Kardar’s banner he performed his most well remembered and renowned character role in Baghbaan, which besides creating box office records also established him as a hero.

Shokh Dilruba, Sher ka Panja, Shamaa, Midnight Mail, Swami Pooja, Apni Nagaria, Laila Majnu, Wamaq Azra, Sandaisa, Kaljug, Society, Chher Chhar, Aabroo, Salma, Gaon Ki Gori, Maa Baap ki Laaj, Yaadgar, Malika and Abida and several other hit films of that era are credited to his name. He also produced and Directed many of them. Most of the films directed by him saw the milestones of being Silver Jubilees.He acted in 25 films and directed 8 films in India.He even sang 7 songs in 5 films.

Nazir’s studio and the offices of Hind Pictures were burnt down during the riots in 1946-47. Nazir stood quietly outside his burning studio,smoking a cigarette and watching the ashes.In 1947, Nazir migrated to Pakistan. He left everything he had behind in Bombay and shifted to Lahore. He started from scratch and in the process became one of the pioneers of the Pakistan film industry.

He produced and directed Saachai, as his first film in the newly born Pakistan. It was followed by the first Silver Jubilee film of Pakistani Cinema, Pheray. Nazir completed Pheray in just one month, followed by Larey. His other movies include Shehri Babu, Anokhi Daastan, Shamaa, Heer, Khatoon, Noor-e-Islam and Azmat-e-Islam.

During the 1960s, he disassociated himself from Pakistani cinema, with the decline in this industry. He could not reconcile himself with the qualitatively declining trends in this industry.

Nazir was first married to his cousin Sikandara Begum. He was the Maternal Uncle of K.Asif,Director of Mughal E Azam. Later he married Sitara Devi and before going to Pakistan,he married his Heroine Swarnalata.

He died in 1983.

The story of film Salma – 43 was….

Salma (Sitara) and Suraiya (Urmila) grew up in Kanpur as very close friends. When they became marriageable, Salma’s father Abdul Majid (Majid) fixed her marriage with Dr. Masood (Ishwarlal) of Allahabad. Suraiya’s brother Yakub (Yakub) was a crook. He used to destroy all letters Salma wrote to Suraiya, from Allahabad, after marriage. Now Suraiya got engaged to Dr. Manzur (Ishwarlal-double role), who resembled his brother Dr. Masood, husband of Suraiya.

Unfortunately, on the day of marriage, Dr. Manzur dies in an accident, but Yakub tells Suraiya that Manzur cheated her and has left the town.She is shocked and loses her memory. She is taken to Allahabad for treatment from Dr. Masood, the specialist.

Suraiya gains memory, recognises Masood as Manzur and insists for marriage. Masood learns Suraiya’s full story from her parents and tells Salma about it. Salma is very religious and follows five times Namaz. She knows that as per Islam religion, a male can have 4 wives. She forces her husband to marry Suraiya. After initial resistance Masood agrees.

After marriage Suraiya recovers completely and both friends live happily. Soon Salma goes to Haj and becomes a Darvish ( a Sufi religious Mendicant-as per wiki). All this so that her friend Suraiya is made happy in her life.

The film had 8 songs, composed by Pt. Gobindram. He is one MD, about whose life absolutely no information is available in any book or on Internet. Only his work details are available on the net, books and HFGK.

Pt. Gobind Ram – the Music Director was a highly respected composer in the industry for his originality. Stalwarts like C.Ramchandra considered Sajjad and Pt. Gobind Ram ji as the original composers.

Author Pankaj Raag mentions in his book,” Dhunon ki yatra”- ” When K.Asif planned his magnum Opus- Mughal E Azam in the late 40s, he had engaged Gobind ram ji as the Music Director.” This statement, however, could not be corroborated with any other reference.
Pt. Gobind Ram gave music to only 32 films from 1937 to 1955, composing 302 songs.

Today’s song is sung by G M Durrani, who was a leading Playback singer , before Rafi and others prevailed on the scene in the latter half of the 40s decade. 6 songs which I have heard are all good ones, but this song is the best and melodious. other singers are Rajkumari, Sitara Devi and Hameeda Bano.

With this song, film Salma-43 makes its Debut on the Blog.
(Thanks to book ” Forgotten movies on Muslim Culture 1933 to 1947″ by Kamalakar Pasupuleti ji for some information used here.)


Song-Ye kaun aaj reh reh ke yaad aa raha hai (Salma)(1943) Singer- G M Durrani, Lyrics-Hasrat Lucknowi, MD-Pt. Gobindram

Lyrics

Ye kaun aaj reh reh ke yaad aa raha hai
Ye kaun aaj reh reh ke yaad aa raha hai
Ye kaun aaj reh reh ke yaad aa raha hai ae ae ae
ajab haal dil ka hua jaa raha hai
ajab haal dil ka hua jaa raha hai

jise wo samajhte hain apna maseeha
jise wo samajhte hain apna maseeha
aa aa aa aa aa
wo beemaar khud hi hua jaa raha hai
wo beemaar khud hi hua jaa raha hai

mili hai nazar jabse unki nazar se ae
mili hai nazar jabse unki nazar se
mili hai nazar jabse unki nazar se ae ae ae
kaleje mein nashtar chubha ja raha hai
kaleje mein nashtar chubha ja raha hai

ye kaun aaj rah rah ke yaad aa raha hai
ye kaun aaj rah rah ke yaad aa raha hai ae ae


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Blog Day : 3681 Post No. : 14577

“Naseeb”(1945) was directed by Vedi for Silver Films, Bombay. The movie had Pramila, Kumar, David, Krishnkant, Sunetra, Jillo, Nazma, Leela Mishra, Chandabai, Moone Agha, Agha Jaan, Ghori etc in it.

This “social movie”, also called “Can’t help it” had nine obscure songs in it that were penned by three lyricists and the songs were sung by at least four singers.

Three of these songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the fourth song from “Naseeb”(1945) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Khan Mastana and Hamida Bano. Rammurty Chaturvedi 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 movie as well as on the picturisation of this song.


Song-Deewaani teri do din ki zindagaani (Naseeb)(1945) Singers-Khan Mastana, Hamida Bano, Lyrics-Rammurty Chaturvedi, MD-Pt Govindram

Lyrics

deewaani teri do din ki zindagaani
deewaani teri do din ki zindagaani
do din ki zindagaani
deewaani teri do din ki zindagaani
deewaani teri do din ki zindagaani
deewaani teri do din ki zindagaani

ghar mein teri maata rowe
baahar sakhi saheli
ghar mein teri maata rowe
baahar sakhi saheli
tu mahlon ki raani bankar
karti hai athhkheli

tu mahlon ki raani bankar
karti hai athhkheli
deewaani teri do din ki zindagaani
deewaani teri do din ki zindagaani

apna hua paraaya tera
hua paraaya apna aa
hua paraaya apna
apna hua paraaya tera
hua paraaya apna aa
hua paraaya apna
bhool gaye bachpan ke saathhi
ho gaye saare sapna

bhool gaye bachpan ke saathhi
ho gaye saare sapna
deewaani teri do din ki zindagaani
deewaani teri do din ki zindagaani


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Blog Day : 3677 Post No. : 14567

“Raaj Mukut” (1950) was directed by N Vakil for Mohan Pictures. The movie had Nimmi, Jairaj, Veena, Ramsingh, Sapru, Tabassum, R. Sinha etc in it.

The movie had eleven songs in it. Three of these songs have been covered in the blog.

Here is the fourth song from “Raaj Mukut” (1950) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Geeta Dutt (then Geeta Roy). Bharat Vyas is the lyricist. Music is composed by Pt Govindram.

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


Song-Meri lagi kisi se preet duniya kya jaane (Raj Mukut)(1950) Singer-Geeta Dutt, Lyrics-Bharat Vyas, MD-Pt Govind Ram

Lyrics

meri lagi kisi se preet
duniya kya jaane
ho kya jaane
ho meri lagi kisi se preet
duniya kya jaane
ho kya jaane
mujhe mil gaya man ka meet
mujhe mil gaya man ka meet
duniya kya jaane
ho kya jaane
ho kya jaane
meri lagi kisi se preet
duniya kya jaane
ho kya jaane

nainon ki baazi lagi
chale teer talwaar haan
nainon ki baazi lagi
chale teer talwaar
jeet gaya koi mujhe
aur gayi main haar
jeet gaya koi mujhe
aur gayi main haar
hai ajab preet ki reet
duniya kya jaane
ho kya jaane
meri lagi kisi se preet
duniya kya jaane
ho kya jaane

mere dil pe ho gaya
sainya ji ka raaj
mere dil pe ho gaya
sainya ji ka raaj
main unki raani banoon
wo mere sartaaj
main unki raani banoon
wo mere sartaaj
dil liya kisi ne jeet
duniya kya jaane
ho kya jaane
ho meri lagi kisi se preet
duniya kya jaane
ho kya jaane

aaj hai bagiya mein khile rang barange phool
aaj hai bagiya mein khile rang barange phool
daal ke jhoola prem ka
koi raha hai jhool
dal ke jhoola prem ka
koi raha hai jhool
man gaaye madhur sangeet
duniya kya jaane
ho kya jaane
man gaaye madhur sangeet
duniya kya jaane
ho kya jaane
mujhe mil gaya man ka meet
mujhe mil gaya man ka meet
duniya kya jaane
ho kya jaane
ho kya jaane
meri lagi kisi se preet
duniya kya jaane
ho kya jaane


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Blog Day : 3620 Post No. : 14425

“Himmat”(1941) was directed by Roop K Shoreyfor Kamala Movietone Limited, Punjab. The movie had Ragini, Majnu, Beg, Radha, Zahoor Shah, Manorama, Ghulam Qadir, Mala, Malti, Ramesh, Ranchhod, Jaan etc in it.

The movie had ten songs in it. One song has been covered in the blog and that was long back in 2012.

Here is the second song from “Himmat”(1941). This song is sung by Umrazia Begam and Karimdad Khan. Aziz Kashmiri 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-Ye baat bata saajan (Himmat)(1941) Singers-Umrazia Begam, Karimdad Khan, Lyrics-Aziz Kashmiri, MD-Pt Govindram

Lyrics

Ye baat bata saajan
haan aan aan aan
Ye baat bata saajan
tum bin jee na lage
haaye saajan
haan aan aan aan
mujhe ho gaya kya saajan n n
mujhe ho gaya kya saajan
tum bin jee na lage
haaye saajan

ye baat bata sajni
haan aan aan
ye baat bata sajni
mujh pardesi par
haaye sajni
haan aan aan
kiyaa jaadoo kya sajni ee ee
kiyaa jaadoo kya sajni
mujh pardesi par
haaye sajni

aao phoolon se pyaar karen
haan aan aan aan
aao phoolon se pyaar karen
kabhi nahin bichhdenge
haaye saajan
haan aan aan aan
ham ye iqraar karen aen aen
ham ye iqraar karen
kabhi nahin bichhdenge
haaye saajan
aao phoolon se pyaar karen
haan aan aan haan
aao phoolon se pyaar karen
preet ki baazi mein
haaye sajni
haan aan aan
ham jeet aur haar karen aen
haan aan aan aan
ham jeet aur haar karen
preet ki baazi mein
haaye sajni

aitbaar dilaana mujhe
haan aan aan aan
aitbaar dilaana mujhe
tum pardesi ho
haaye saajan
haan aan aan aan
kahin chhod na jaana mujhe ae ae
kahin chhod na jaana mujhe
tum pardesi ho
haaye saajan
aitbaar dilaana mujhe
haan aan aan aan
aitbaar dilaana mujhe
main pardesi hoon
haaye sajni
haan aan aan
kahin bhool na jaana mujhe ae ae ae
kahin bhool na jaana mujhe


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Blog Day : 3610 Post No. : 14397

“Rangeen Zamaana” (1948) was produced and directed by M Bhavnani. The movie had Premnath, Monica Desai, Gope etc in it.

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

Here is the third song from this movie. This song is sung by Shamshad Begam. Pt Phani is the lyricist. Music is composed by Pt Govindram.

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


Song-Jawaani na aati na dil hi lagaate (Rangeen Zamaana)(1948) Singer-Shamshad Begam, Lyrics-Pt Phani, MD-Pt Govindram

Lyrics

jawaani na aati
jawaani na aati
na dil hi lagaate
jawaani na aati
na dil hi lagaate
tadapte na armaan
na aansu bahaate
tadapte na armaan
na aansu bahaate
jawaani na aati
na dil hi lagaate

na ummeed badhti
na bechain hote
ae ae ae ae ae
na ummeed badhti
na bechain hote
meri zindagi mein agar tum na aate
meri zindagi mein agar tum na aate
tadapte na armaan
na aansu bahaate
jawaani na aati
na dil hi lagaate

sitaaron se karte na raaton mein baaten aen aen aen aen
sitaaron se karte na raaton mein baaten
sitaaron se karte
na raaton mein baaten
kahaani na apni kisi ko sunaate
kahaani na apni kisi ko sunaate
tadapte na armaan
na aansu bahaate
jawaani na aati
na dil hi lagaate
jawaani na aati


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“Bholi”(1949) was directed by Ram Daryani for Murli Movietone, Bombay. The movie had Geeta Bali, Prem Adeeb, Shashikala, Jeewan, Gulab, Khatoon, Nazeera, Sheela, Ishu, Gope, Nwab etc in it.
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Comets regularly come visiting and humans have been noticing them for the last 2000 years since 240 BC. The fact that it was the same comet that appeared again and again was first discovered by Edmund Halley, making use of his friend Isaac Newton’s law of gravity. Making use of these laws, he postulated that the comets that was seen in 1531 (reported by Petras Apanus), 1607 (reported by Johannes Keplar) and 1682 were one and the same and it was visible from earth after every 76 years. This particular comet was named Halley’s comet in honour of Edmund Halley. This comet has been reported from 240 BC onwaards. It means that the Halley’s comet has visited us 30 times from 240 BC till now.
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“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.
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“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.
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“Naseeb”(1945) was directed by Vedi for Silver Films, Bombay. The movie had Pramila, Kumar, David, Krishnkant, Sunetra, Jillo, Nazma, Leela Mishra, Chandabai, Moone Agha, Agha Jaan, Ghori etc in it.
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