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This article is the 16900th post in the blog on its 5000th day.

Blog Day :

5000 Post No. : 16900

Today (27 March 2022) is one of those days that arrives regularly in the blog. It is the century post day. Moreover, it is an even more special day for the blog. Today is the 5000th day of the blog !

The fact that today is the 5000th day of the blog was known for quite some time. The idea that this day should coincide with the century post germinated a few days ago, even though it meant that we needed to go at a slower rate than even the already slow rate for the blog.

Sudhir Jee, who floated this idea was under the impression till the last moment that today we were on to 17000th post. It was only at the last moment that he realised that we were onto just the 16900th post. 🙂

Sudhir Jee had identified a special post for the occasion of 17000th post and so that song had to be held back.

We did not have any backup song for the occasion.

Most of our century posts get posted on week days when the blog gets more visits. Today is perhaps the first time in many years when the century post was getting covered on a Sunday. The previous such occasion that I can think of was 20 July 2014, which was a Sunday too and that was the day when the 10000th post was covered on the blog. That day which saw 8 articles being posted was a memorable day for the blog, as the regulars of the blog remember even to this day.

Today is Sunday. A few years ago, I had discovered a rare and remarkable old song of 1940s that celebrated Sunday. I vaguely remembered that I had noted it down and I had even downloaded that song. That song would have been a perfect century song for today. But I could not locate that song, despite searching hard in my portable hard disks and elsewhere. It could well have been hiding in some laptop that I am no longer using.

I informed Sudhir Jee about this song and he too searched for it. But that song could not be located.

During my searches, I came across some other rare songs and I considered using one of them, in case our “Sunday” song could not be located. So here is that song.

This song, quite an interesting and rare song, is from ‘Phulwaari’ (1946).

‘Phulwaari’ (1946) was directed by Chaturbhuj Doshi. The movie had Motilal, Khursheed, Madhubala, Ramayan Tiwari etc in it. This obscure movie had 9 obscure songs in it. Two songs from the movie have been covered in the blog.

This song, third from the movie and 16900th song in the blog is a children’s song. It is sung by Baby Anu and chorus. Pt Indra is the lyricist. Music is composed by Hansraj Bahl.

The song is a take on Chanda Mama from her point of view. It is quite a fun song, quite an interesting song indeed. The song , like its movie ended up becoming obscure.

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

I have no idea who this singer Baby Anu was. She may have been a small child while recording this song, but today she would be in her 70s. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on her. She makes her debut as a playback singer in the blog.

16900 songs on the 5000th day for the blog ! It has been quite a marathon run for this musical blog where songs have been covered at a rate of 3.4 songs everyday. These figures demonstrate the fact that if one can be consistent and disciplined that it is possible to achieve such high figures, even if our daily rate of posts may be seemingly low.

The blog now has 16900 songs from nearly 4600 movies, and around 1300 of these movies have already been Yippeee’d. These figures may not appear too daunting to the uninitiated, but these figures are big figures. We realize their size only when we try to list them or try to go through the list, or try to take a print out.

The next century mark is the big mark of 17000th song. Who thought, 14 years ago during 2008, that this blog would still be around in 2022 and people here would talk of 17000 songs in it. We are here and that target is just 100 songs away from us.

I take this opportunity to thank one and all. And as always, let us hope that this musical bandwagon keeps rolling on and on and we keep discovering many musical gems in our journey.


Song-Chaand mama ne amrood churaaya re (Phulwaari)(1946) Singer-Baby Anu, Lyrics-Pt Indra, MD-Hansraj Bahl
Chorus

Lyrics

chaand mama ne
chaand mama ne ho
chaand mama ne amrood churaaya re
chaand mama ne amrood churaaya re
chori chori
ho chori chori
chori chori akele hi khaaya re
chori chori akele hi khaaya re

chaand mama chaand mama
chaand mama rakhiya bandhaane ko aaya
ho o o o
ho o o o
chaand mama rakhiya bandhaane ko aaya
jholi mein kitne khilaune wo laaya
jholi mein
jholi mein kitne khilaune wo laaya
munni munne ke man bhaaya re
munni munne ke man bhaaya re
chaand mama ne amrood churaaya re
chaand mama ne amrood churaaya re

chaand mama chaand mama
chaand mama chaand mama
baaghon mein aana
chaand mama chaand mama
baaghon mein aana
munni ko kirnon ka jhoola jhulaana
munni ko
munni ko kirnon ka jhoola jhulaana
jhoolan ka mausam aaya re
jhoolan ka mausam aaya re
chaand mama ne amrood churaaya re
chaand mama ne amrood churaaya re

chaand mama chaand mama
chaand mama chaand mama
school jaana
chaand mama chaand mama
school jaana
master jee se chhutti dilaana
chhutti dilaana
master jee se chhutti dilaana
mera janm din aaya re
mera janm din aaya re
chaand mama ne amrood churaaya re
chaand mama ne amrood churaaya re

chori chori
ho chori chori
chori chori akele hi khaaya re
chori chori akele hi khaaya re
chaand mama ne


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

Blog Day :

4900 Post No. : 16704

I had earlier shared a song from the movie ‘Himmat-1970’. The title of the song is ‘himmat kare insaan to kya kar nahin saktaa’. This song was posted on 03.11.2020. I had mentioned in this song-post that the song was noted by me long back i.e., in 2013.

Around the same time, I came across today’s song which is ‘agar insaan mein himmat ho to kya kar nahin saktaa’. This song is from the ‘1942’ film ‘Jungle Princess’. Today I am presenting this song.

“Jungle Princess-1942’ was directed by Homi Wadia for ‘Wadia Movietone, Bombay’.

It had Nadia, Radharani, Baby Madhuri, Shahzadi, John Kawas, Sardar Mansoor, Dalpat, Hari Shivdasani, Jal Khambata, Mitthu Miyaan, M.K. Hasan, Jiji Bhai, Gulshan Sufi and others.
As mentioned in HFGK Vol-II (1941-1950) this movie had eight songs. All these eight songs were penned by Pandit Indra. Music for this film was composed by Madhavlal D. Master.

Following is the list of songs of this movie.

S. No Song-Title Singer/s Posted On
01 Chali ri naav tu chal aage chal ri chal Gulshan Sufi, Mehdi Raza
02 Jo koyi isko peeve naam uska door hove ? (Not mentioned in HFGK) 01.03.2013
03 Musaafir kis marag se jaana Sardar Mansoor
04 Moorakh man tu kyon bharmaaya Gulshan Sufi
05 Kasam Jawaani ki ham to hai naadaan Radharani 20.04.2013
06 Lo chaand bhi jalne lagaa Sardar Mansoor 24.04.2013
07 O mainaa mastaani, o pinjre ki raani Radharani, chorus 25.04.2013
08 Agar insaan mein himmat ho to kya kar nahin saktaa Sardar Mansoor Being discussed today

We can see from the above table that four songs from this movie ‘Jungle Princess-1942’ have been posted on the blog. All these four songs were covered in ‘2013’. In other words, eight years have passed since without any further addition to the tally of songs in this movie.

Today’s song is the fifth song from this movie to be presented here.

Today’s song is sung by Sardar Mansoor. Lyrics are by Pandit Indra and music is composed by Madhavlal Damodar Master.

Let us listen to today’s song which consists of some good ‘Urdu’ poetry.


Song-Agar insaan mein himmat ho to kya kar nahin sakta (Jungle Princess)(1942) Singer-Sardar Mansoor, Lyrics-Pandit Indra, MD-Madhulal Damodar Master

Lyrics

Agar insaan mein himmat ho to kya
Kar nahin sakta
Agar insaan mein himmat ho to kya
Kar nahin sakta
Jo hai mard e zamaana
Aafaton se darr nahin sakta
Jo hai mard e zamaana
Aafaton se darr nahin sakta
Agar insaan mein himmat ho to kya
Kar nahin sakta
Agar taqdeer ki mehfil mein
Ho taqdeer ka saathi
Agar taqdeer ki mehfil mein
Ho taqdeer ka saaqi
Wo pyaala kaun sa pyaala hai ke
Jo bhar nahin sakta
Wo pyaala kaun sa pyaala hai ke
Jo bhar nahin sakta
Agar insaan mein himmat ho to kya
Kar nahin sakta

Sadaakat jiska jeena hai
Shaahaadat jiska marna hai
Sadaakat jiska jeena hai
Shaahaadat jiska marna hai
Wo mar jaata hai lekin
Naam uska mar nahin sakta
Wo mar jaata hai lekin
Naam uska mar nahin sakta
Agar insaan mein himmat ho to kya
Kar nahin sakta

Tu apni raah chalta ja
Na darr thhokar se aye bande
Khuda jiska sahaara hai
Khuda aa jiska sahaara hai
Bashar wo gir nahin sakta
Khuda jiska sahaara hai
Bashar wo gir nahin sakta
Agar insaan mein himmat ho to kya
Kar nahin sakta
Agar insaan mein himmat ho to kya
Kar nahin sakta

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Devanagari Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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अगर इंसान में हिम्मत हो तो क्या
क्या कर नहीं सकता
अगर इंसान में हिम्मत हो तो क्या
क्या कर नहीं सकता
जो है मर्द ऐ ज़माना
आफतों से डर नहीं सकता
जो है मर्द ऐ ज़माना
आफतों से डर नहीं सकता
अगर इंसान में हिम्मत हो तो क्या
क्या कर नहीं सकता
अगर तकदीर की महफ़िल में
हो तकदीर का साकी
अगर तकदीर की महफ़िल में
हो तकदीर का साकी
वो प्याला कौन सा प्याला है के
जो भर नहीं सकता
वो प्याला कौन सा प्याला है के
जो भर नहीं सकता
अगर इंसान में हिम्मत हो तो क्या
क्या कर नहीं सकता

सदाकत जिसका जीना है
शहादत जिसका मरना है
सदाकत जिसका जीना है
शहादत जिसका मरना है
वो मर जाता है लेकिन
नाम उसका मर नहीं सकता
वो मर जाता है लेकिन
नाम उसका मर नहीं सकता
अगर इंसान में हिम्मत हो तो क्या
क्या कर नहीं सकता

तू अपनी राह चलता जा
न डर ठोकर से अय बन्दे आये
खुदा जिसका सहारा है
खुदा जिसका सहारा हैं
बशर वो गिर नहीं सकता
खुदा जिसका सहारा है
बशर वो गिर नहीं सकता
अगर इंसान में हिम्मत हो तो क्या
क्या कर नहीं सकता
अगर इंसान में हिम्मत हो तो क्या
क्या कर नहीं सकता


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

4817 Post No. : 16588

Today’s song is a funny Parody song taking place in a Mental Hospital and the singing artistes on the screen are all hospital patients including the Hero of the film. The song is from the film Do Dulhe-1955.

This was a film made by United Film Art, Bombay, with the joint producer Gemini Pictures, Madras. The entire film was shot in Gemini Studios, Madras. This was a remake of a very successful Tamil film ” Manam Pola Mangalyam”- 1953, in which Gemini Ganesan ( real name R.Ganesh) and Savitri had acted. This was their first film together. Later they did many films, but from this film onwards their love story started and Ganesan made Savitri his second wife.

In the 30’s and 40’s decades there were many films made in Poona/Bombay and Calcutta which were Bilinguals, i.e. in Marathi and Hindi as well as Bangla and Hindi. This was primarily to grab the local and all India markets. In those days, there were no Hindi films from the south. With the launch of film Chandralekha-1948, first time producer director S S Vasan released his film’s Hindi version on a grand scale all over India with about 700 prints. It was a very bold and maiden effort, but it paid very rich dividends to Vasan.

Encouraged by Vasan’s success, other film companies of South, including AVM entered the fray and from 1949 Bilinguals and Trilingual films were made in Tamil , Telugu and Hindi. Within a few years film remakes in Kannada and Malayalam also started in Madras. Compared to other languages, Kannada and Malayalam film production had started late in their states. Madras took its advantage. Few Tamil film makers made remakes even in Sinhala languages for the Sri Lanka market. By that time their Burmese market was lost. This went on till about the 70’s. After that film makers resorted to dubbing the film or selling the rights to Bombay to make remakes and the import of Hindi remakes from the south ended.

It was interesting to note that during that period, southern film makers had some favourites among Actors, actresses and MDs. Bombay film artistes used to be very eager to go to Madras for shooting, because of few reasons. One- their payments were immediate. Secondly, their production schedules were well planned and the work culture was disciplined. Thirdly, their stay, transport, travel and food arrangements were impeccable. All in all, they had only to go there and work diligently, without having tensions, usually seen in the Bombay film industry.

I have been seeing southern language films since the late 40’s. Their films used to be very entertaining and suitable for family viewing. There was ‘ something for everybody’ in their films. Comedy, Tragedy, Adventure, Fighting, Tears, Love, Lullaby and what not ! But then this made their films lengthy and full of too many characters and subplots.

Today’s film was also one such film. The film was directed by K.J.Mahadevan and the MD was B.S.Kalla. Many south Indian composers had tried their hand at giving music to Hindi films in the 50s decade. MDs like, Ghantasala, B S Kalla, S D Parthasarathi, E.Shankar, C.Subramanyam, B.Laxman, Vishwanathan, R.Sudarshanam, S V Venkataramana, T R Ramanathan and T G Lingappa are few of the less known names-for Hindi belt-from south who gave melodious music, but somehow they did not succeed here. One reason could be their use of southern singers, for whom acceptability was a problem here for Hindi songs. Names like Ramesh Naidu, Adi Narayana Rao and the pair of Vishwanathan- Ramamurthy were at least known names here. Their films like Piya milan-55, Suvarna Sundari-58 and Naya Aadmi-56 had many popular songs.

Balkrishna Kalla and E. Shanker team gave music to films like Mangala-50, Sansar-51, Mr.Sampat-52, Bahut din Huye-54. Balkrishna Kalla with Mohd. Shafi gave music to Krishna Kanhaiya-52. With Parthasarathi and Rajeshwar Rao he gave music to Nishan-49. Independently he gave music to only one film-Do Dulhe-54. B.S.Kalla had also done a small role in the film Mangala-50. The southern composers gave music only to dubbed films or remakes essentially.

The lyricist was south’s favourite Pt. Indra. The cast was huge. Main artistes were Shyama, Sajjan, Vananja, Agha, David, Lalita Pawar, Kanhaiyalal, B M Vyas, Achala Sachdev, Suryakantam, Ishwar lal etc etc. The hero was Sajjan- and in a double role too !. Some of the readers will be surprised with this name. Unfortunately artistes like Sajjan, who were multi-skilled, did not get due recognition in Hindi film industry or in even the general film going public. Artistes like Badri Pershad, Dewan Sharar, Shakuntala Paranjpye, Ranjan etc. were experts in fields other than film acting and had achieved expertise, name and fame in different fields. Sajjan was also one such artiste. He was a film actor, Stage actor, writer of Poetry, assistant film director, a poet, lyricist, Dialogue writer and a T.V.Artiste.

Born on January 15, 1921 in Jaipur, his full name was Sajjan Lal Purohit, a Pushkarna Bramhin. For many generations in his family, no one was interested in music or acting. He was famous with his first name in the movie world. Sajjan did his graduation from Jawahar college, Jodhpur. He had a desire to be a lawyer but not an actor.

In 1941, he arrived in Calcutta and worked as an apprentice in a laboratory of East India Film Company. His initial breakthrough in films was as an extra in films like Masoom (1941), Chowringhee (1942). Sajjan left Calcutta during World War II and reached Bombay. In Bombay he knew Prithwiraj Kapoor from his Calcutta days. He joined the Prithvi Theatre and worked in dramas like, Shakuntala, Pathan, Deewar, Aahuti, Kalakar, Kisan Paisa etc etc. Here he came into contact with Shammi, Raj, Shashi kapoor, Omprakash, Premnath, Zohra Saigal, B M Vyas, Ram Ganguli, Shankar, jaikishen and others. Afterwards, he started doing dramas separately. In ” Dhola Marwan” his heroine was Snehprabha Pradhan. He did many One Man Shows too.

He was a writer of Poetry. He participated in many gatherings of poets. His poetry book ” Jawan” became so popular that even Nehru had bought 100 copies of it. It was reprinted four times.

In Mumbai he worked as an assistant to famous director Kidar Sharma. At that time great showman Raj Kapoor also worked as an assistant to Kidar Sharma. He also worked as assistant to Gajanan Jagirdar and for the film Vakil Sahib-43 and got Rs. 35 as salary.

A poet by heart, Sajjan showed His talent when he wrote dialogues for Meena -1944 and lyrics for Door Chalen -1946, Jail Yatra-47 and Dhanyavad -1948.

His acting debut film was Mera Suhag-47. After that Bombay Theatre’s Muqaddar was released in 1950. His heroine was Nalini Jayvant. As a Hero, he worked with Geeta Bali,Nutan,Nimmi,Shyama,Shakila, Nalini Jaywant etc etc.

Now Sajjan was well established in the film world. In 1950s- 60s Sajjan acted as hero or side-hero in films like, Sainya, Rail Ka Dibba, Bahana, Sheesha, Malkin, Nirmohi, Kasturi, Mehmaan, Lagan, Girl School, paridhaan, Do Dulhe, Ghar-Ghar Mein Diwali, Haa-Haa-Hee-Hee-Hoo-Hoo, Poonam, Jhanjhar, Halla- Gulla. As a hero his last film was Kabuliwala-61 and as an artist he last appeared in the 1986 release Shatru.

Artiste of more than 150 films, Sajjan also worked in TV serials. In Vikram-Betaal he played Betaal. His other serial was Lena-Dena.

Sajjan acted in more than 150 films. Though he was a reasonably good actor, he felt very awkward while singing a song on screen. His Producers and Directors knew this and they gave him minimum songs. Thus he is on record in his 150+ films to have sung around 20 odd songs only, in spite of being a Hero in some films. After retirement, Sajjan was not in good health, but he wrote a book ‘ Ras-Bhav ‘, discussing all the 9 Rasas as enunciated by Bharat Muni’s Treatise on “Natya Shastra”. He also published a book on the Birth Centenary of Prithviraj Kapoor, whom he revered very much. Sajjan died on 17-5-2000.

Film Do Dulhe was an entertaining film. I saw this film again yesterday evening. Here is the story, in short…

Parvati/ Paro (Shyama) is a motherless daughter of B.M.Gupta (B.M.Vyas). Her step mother (Lalita Pawar) and step sister Dulari (Vanaja) torture her with household chores etc. Dulari’s marriage is arranged with Kundan (Sajjan), who comes from Madras to see Dulari. On the way he meets Paro and they fall in love. Paro’s marriage is being arranged with an old widower Seth Deen Dayal (David) who has lent 15 thousand to Paro’s father. Kundan goes to Madras to bring money to pay Deen Dayal . When he comes he sees Paro’s marriage preparations. He returns heartbroken to Madras. Meanwhile Paro also runs away from home and goes to Madras to meet Kundan. They meet but due to misunderstanding he leaves her.

Kundan is caught by mental Hospital employees as their patient kanhaiya-a look alike(Sajjan again). The patient Kanhaiya escapes and is brought as Kundan to Dulari’s house. After a few (actually many) coincidences, everything is clear and finally Kundan marries Paro and a recovered Kanhaiya marries Dulari. Thus Do Dulhe get Do Dulhans and the audience feels relieved from seeing further ridiculous levels the story could go to !

Today’s song is the 6th song from this film to feature here. This is a funny parody song sung by patients of the mental hospital on the screen and after seeing this video you are supposed to ROFL !

Audio

Video

Song- Haseenon ke chakkar mein hargiz na aana(Do Dulhe)(1955) Singer- Mohd. Rafi, Unknown male, chorus, Lyricist- Pt. Indra, MD- B.S.Kalla

Lyrics

Naam hai mere baap ka
Soda Subedaar
iski soorat dekh ke
aata mujhe bukhaar
sa re ga ma pa

ta dhin taka dhin
ta dhin taka dhin
ta dhin taka dhin
aaa

aa aa aa
haseenon ke chakkar mein hargiz na aana
haseenon ke chakkar mein hargiz na aana
tu mar ke bhi inpar
na hona deewaana
haseenon ke chakkar mein hargiz na aana
tu mar ke bhi inpe na hona deewaana

jo ?? mein atka
arre waah atka
jo ?? mein atka
wo latka umar bhar
?? kachoomar hua hai
jo ?? mein atka
wo latka umar bhar
?? kachoomar hua hai

ta dhin taka dhin
ta dhin taka dhin
ta dhin dhinna dhid tak tak dhin
ta dhin dhinna dhid tak tak dhin
ta dhin dhinna dhid tak tak dhin
tad tik ta

aa aa
aa aa
abke saawan
ho ghar aajaa
ho o ho o
abke saawan ghar aaja

kaahe ko ho gaye
fauz mein bharti
kaise ??? ki
?? sataawe
?? laga jaa

abke saawan ghar aajaa
ho o
abke saawan ghar aajaa
ho sainyya
abke saawan ghar aajaa o sainyya
abke saawan ghar aajaa

aaja re aajaa
ho ho ho
aaja re aaja
aaja

aaja aajaa
aaja meri barbaad muhabbat ke sahaare
Bhagwaan bhi sunta nahin
kis kis ko pukaaren
aaja aajaa
re re re re re re re re
re re re re re re

dekha jo tera husn to
hum ho gaye lattoo
ho
hum ho gaye lattoo

rote huye aaye thhe hum
rote hi sidhaare
Bhagwaan bhi sunta nahin
kis kis ko pukaare
hey ae ae
kaise karoon kaise karoon pyaar re
???
ho o ho o
???
kaise karoon kaise karoon pyaar re
???


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

4773 Post No. : 16522 Movie Count :

4496

Today’s song is from a stunt film-Ji Haan aka Yes Please-1945. Made by Gautam Chitra, Bombay, it had a pair of Directors-Babubhai Mistri and Ramnik Bhatt. All songs were written by Pt. Indra and the music was composed by S N Tripathi. The cast was full of the usual members of stunt films… Master bhagwan, Agha, Shanta Patel, Meera, Gulab, Azeem, Anant Prabhu etc.etc.

The 8 songs of this film give us some idea about the film. Out of the 8 songs, 5 are Comedy songs. 5 songs are sung by Shanta patel, 2 are by Meera and 1 is a chorus song Shanta Patel or Meerawere really not singers by any standards. getting them to sing for the movie clearly indicated a measure to save on cost of the production. All these stunt films were made on a tight budget. Because of this, the investment was less and profits were more. As there was a fixed audience in almost every town for such films, the distributors did not mind to invest or buy the rights for various circuits.

Nowadays, one film costs around 5 to 10 crores to make it. If some A+ grade star is featured, then the cost can go up to 25 to 30 crores also. In this context, if I were to tell you that in the 40’s decade a stunt film was made within just one Lakh, would you believe it ? You ought to, because thats what was required, according to Master Bhagwan-the stunt film expert of those days. During the first decade i.e. the 30’s, the cost was about 40 to 50 thousand rupees only, inclusive of everything.

As the decade of the 50’s was a Gold mine for Mythological and Religious films (124 films in 10 years), the 40’s was a storehouse for stunt films. The Cast, Director and the Production House were fixed. Lyricist and the MD depended on availability at cheaper cost or those who wanted an opening to films. Sometimes in the 60’s and the 70’s, the C grade films were the last resort for even the one time well known MDs. Composers like Anil Biswas, C. Ramchandra, Chitragupta and few others gave music to such films, for survival.

Names of stunt film actors is an interesting matter. Some common and regular names one found in Action/Stunt films are, Nadia, Boman Irani, Sayani,Bilimoria bros, Cooper sisters, Zohra Khatun, Ameena Khatun, Khatun Bai, Prakash, Adjania, Noorjehan (sr.), Moosa Pehelwan, Vasantrao Pehelwan, Baburao Pehelwan, Marutirao Pehelwan, Azim bhai, Basheer, Ali, Bachha, Chandra Rao,Harishchandra Rao, Shankar Rao,Master Bhagwan, Mirajkar, Jamshed ji, John Cavas, Lalita Pawar, Navin chandra…and many such names.

Kamran, Afghan Sandow,Habib, Ismail,, Dalpat, Dilawar, Leela Pawar, Leela Gupte, Shanta Patel, Usha Shukla, Madhuri, Dhondu, Shaikh, Nazi, Nishi, etc were a guarantee of 2-3 hours of exciting times. Forget the music or a coherent sensible story. Fighting, Fencing, Riding and a mix of Comedy and Dance was an assured entertainment.

In addition to all this, actors with odd and weird names were to be always found in stunt film casts. Have you ever heard actors with names like Bajarbattu, Phool Kumari, Maruti pehelwan, Batata, Mitthoo Miyaan, Fatty Prasad, Boken Chattu, Minu the Mystic, Manchi Tuthi, Gareeb Raja, Kurbaan Jaoon, Pandit Dukhi, Vilayatu, Loveji Lavangiya, Adam Sandow, Sandow Safar, Dunlop, Chic Chak and a very strange name CHEMIST ! This name is found in 5-6 films.

In the cast you will find a name Meera. This is aname for ‘ Same Name Confusion.’ At the same time, in the same period, there were 2 actresses named Meera. The Meera who acted in this C grade stunt film lasted a longer time. Meera’s real name was Muriel Alexander. She was born on 10-11-1919. She was from a respectable family. her father was Superintendent-local Audit in AG’s office. Brother E. Alexander was an All India level cricketer. She passed her Inter Science exam from Benaras Hindu University. It was through one Mr. Seal, who was a manager in Adarsh Chitra, she got her first break in film Dolti Naiya-34 and Shah E Iran-34 but film Dhuwandhar-1935 was released first.. This was the Debut film of Leela Chitnis also. It is not known if she sang any song in that film,as no records are available. My guess is that,besides acting,she must have sung a few songs in that film.

Her name later appears as an actress and singer in the film Bhabhi-38,in which she sang 3 solo songs. from 1935 to 1938,she must have sung many songs,but singers names are not mentioned. Thus many singers’ credit must have been lost in those years.Same case was with Amirbai Karnataki also. After Bhabhi,her name appears in Nirmala-38 and vachan-38 in which she sang 1 solo and 3 duets. She acted and sang songs in films of Ranjit, Prakash and Minerva Movietone.

She was married to Mr. R.N.Singh, Revenue Minister of Charkhari state.

As per information available, Meera acted in Shah E Iran-34,Dolti Naiya-34, Dhuandhar-35, Bhabhi-38, Vachan-38, Adhoori Kahani-39, Tatar ka chor-40, Paak Daman-40, Chingari-40, Darshan-41, Armaan-42, Meri Duniya-42, Mauj-43, Dr. Kumar-44, Krishna bhakta Bodana-44, Ji haan-45, Sham Savera-46, Ye hai Duniya-48, Sansar-51, Ilzam-54 and Hanuman Janma-54. She only sang in Nirmala-38 and Ulti Ganga-42. She sang 17 songs in 7 films.

Then there is also an actress named Gulab in the film cast. The First actress from Kashmir to work as a Heroine in Hindi films was GULAB. Her real name was Saraswati Devi. She was born on 10-6-1908 at Jammu. She joined Krishna Film Company in 1924. Her first silent film ‘Krishna kumar’ came in 1925. She worked in 60 silent films. Her last silent film was ‘Dagabaz Dushman’-32, made by East India Film co.Bombay.

Her first Talkie film was Suryakumari-33, made by Vishnu Cinetone. It was directed by Dhirubhai Desai. She sang one song ‘more preetam jab ghar aaye’ composed by Kikubhai Yagnik. Then came Baburao Patel’s ‘Bala Joban’-34, Sewa Sadan-34 and Nai Duniya-34 ( Debut film of Rajkumari and Jayant). In this film Gulab sang 2 songs.

Gulab was very beautiful and quite popular in the film industry. Some of her films were Bambai ki sethani-35, Challenge-37, Bharosa-40, Pyas-41, Ek Raat-42, Station master-42, Gaali-44, Rattan-44, Mann ki jeet-44, Mirza Sahibaan-47, Lahore-49, Badi Behan-49, stage-51, Post Box 999-58, Chhabili-60 etc etc. She acted in 160 films. Her last film seems to be Haqeeqat-64. She also sang 22 songs in 11 films.

Today’s song is also a comedy song. With this song, the film Ji Haan-1945 makes its Debut in the Blog.


Song- Haaye mora sainya to sattebaaz hai (Jee Haan)(1945) Singer- Meera, Lyricist- Pt. Indra, MD- S N Tripathi

Lyrics

Haaye mora sainya to
ho mora sainya to
sattebaaz hai
Haaye mora sainya to
sattebaaz hai
chhakke panje ka
ghar mein hi raaj hai
chhakke panje ka
ghar mein hi raaj hai
Haaye mora sainya to
ho mora sainya to
sattebaaz hai

ghar mein na tel na chaawal na genhu
ghar mein na tel na chaawal na genhu
aaj khatre mein handiya ki laaj hai
haay khatre mein handiya ki laaj hai
Haaye mora sainya to
ho mora sainya to
sattebaaz hai
chhakke panje ka
ghar mein hi raaj hai
chhakke panje ka
ghar mein hi raaj hai
Haaye mora sainya to
ho mora sainya to
sattebaaz hai

sainyya to motor mein pam pam kare hai
sainyya to motor mein pam pam kare hai
haan pam pam kare hai
haan pam pam kare hai
aur ghar mein
aur ghar mein choohon ki aawaaz hai
haay ghar mein choohon ki aawaaz hai
Haaye mora sainya to
ho mora sainya to
sattebaaz hai
chhakke panje ka
ghar mein hi raaj hai
chhakke panje ka
ghar mein hi raaj hai
Haaye mora sainya to
ho mora sainya to
sattebaaz hai

mehndi lagaa kar main naihar se aayi
mehndi lagaa kar main naihar se aayi
haan naihar se aayi
haan naihar se aayi
aur aaj
mere gobar bhare haathh aaj hain
mere gobar bhare haathh aaj hain
Haaye mora sainya to
ho mora sainya to
sattebaaz hai
chhakke panje ka
ghar mein hi raaj hai
chhakke panje ka
ghar mein hi raaj hai
Haaye mora sainya to
ho mora sainya to
sattebaaz hai

sakhiyon to pahnen
sona aur chaandi
sakhiyon to pahnen
sona aur chaandi
haan sona aur chaandi
haan sona aur chaandi
aur yahaan
yahaan peetel ke hi
saare saaz hai
haay peetel ke hi
saare saaz hai
Haaye mora sainya to
ho mora sainya to
sattebaaz hai


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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During my school days it was my hobby (or habit?) to see films on every Saturday and Sunday. Ours was a big joint family and my absence was hardly noticed by anyone. May be my absence was welcome ! I do not know. Anyway, during the holidays more films were seen. Language was no bar. I saw Hindi, English, Marathi, Telugu, Tamil and Kannada films. Out of these Hindi films were kore and other languages films were much less.

The preference for films was Hindi-English-Telugu-Tamil-Marathi and kannada. The basis for this was that kannada films were rare. Marathi ran for a month, Telugu/Tamil changed every week and Hindi films were in many theatres and different films for Morning and Regular shows. English films were generally in Morning shows only. But there were some theatres which showed exclusively English films in regular shows. These were in the Cantonment area of Secunderabad-the twin city. We used to see films there also at night.

In the 50’s decade a lot of remakes of South films used to come. Sometimes the same film in 3 languages ran in 3 different theatres, like the film Miss Mary-57 for example. Hindi film Miss Mary was running in one Cinema, Missiamma, the Tamil original was in another and Missamma, Telugu version was in yet another theatre. It became a game for us friends to see these films and discuss what the differences were in each version.

Forget our game, but in South India, the game of competition in capturing the Hindi market was in full swing in the 50’s. Since the film Chandralekha-48 became extremely successful all over India, with its Hindi version, other producers of the South started observing SS Vasan, who had found ” Alibaba’s Cave ‘ in the Hindi market. He had started making films in 3 languages to capture Hindi markets.

He dug up his old Tamil hit films and made remakes in Telugu and Hindi. Thus Tamil film Apoorva Sahodargal-49 ( based on Alexandre Dumas’ ‘The Corsican Brothers’) was made in Telugu as Apoorva Sahodarlu and in Hindi as Nishan-49. Then Vasan remembered his hit film Mangamma Sabatham-1943 in Tamil. He made a Hindi remake as Mangala-50. Later a Telugu remake Mangala Shapatham-65 was made, with NTR and Jamuna in the lead.He even made a remake in Simhalese language as Mathalan.

Observing Vasan making remakes and running to his bank very often, the other South producers were not to be outdone. The giant AVM dug up their Tamil hit of the 1949 Vazhkai and made a Telugu remake Jeevitham-50 as well as a Hindi remake Bahar-50, introducing Vaijayanti mala. In 1953 AVM made the film Ladki in Hindi and its remakes in Tamil and Telugu. AVM’s Tamil hit film Missiamma was made in Telugu as Missamma and in Hindi as Miss Mary, all in 1957. Film Chandirani was made in 3 languages in 1953.

The number of multi language films was huge. If you visit IMDB and look for remade Hindi films, you will get a loooooong list.During the 50’s a time came when multi language films were made at Calcutta, Madras and Kolhapur/Poona/Bombay. To get the actors speaking both the language dialogues was comparatively easy in Maharashtra, where Hindi speaking is not a problem. But for films remade in Bangla-Hindi or Tamil/Telugu- Hindi was indeed a problem.

As a solution, while the original actors remained the same in all versions, their Hindi dialogues were dubbed. Sometimes it caused a lip-synch problem, especially in close-ups. Some actors spoke their dialogues in Hindi themselves, but the pronunciation was a give away. This problem caused most Bangla, Tamil and Telugu actors to independently work in Hindi films. So, we find that most lead actors of these languages stayed away from Bombay made Hindi films. There were, however, few actors who did this successfully.

Thus, while we can see most lead actors of South and Bangla films in either dubbed or remade versions, it is only Dr. Rajkumar- the Kannada Superstar who NEVER acted in any Hindi films. In fact except ONE Telugu film ” Kalahasti Mahatmyam”-1954, he did not act in any other language than only Kannada..

By the end of the 50’s the South markets developed rapidly and fully, so the necessity of Hindi market diminished and so also remade and dubbed films. Today’s song is from film Mangala-50. It was a Gemini film directed by SS Vasan. There was a team of 3 composers – M.D.Parthasarathy, Balkrishna Kalla and E.Sankar Sastry. Sometimes I wondered how a man like Sankar, who was an Internationally famous and honoured Instrumental (Veena) musician worked in a studio as a composer. But then I realised that in his first half of career he was in films, but the second half was more into Veena Vadan.

Emani Sankar Sastry was a very famous and renowned Veena player of International recognition. Born on 23-9-1922 in a small village of Andhra, he hailed from a family of celebrated classical musicians. He was trained in traditional Veena by several experts. He did independent concerts all over India.

He joined Gemini Studios in 1948 and stayed for 10 years as MD. During this period he was involved in the Music Direction of Hindi films like, Mangala, Sansar, Bahut din huye, Mr. Sampat, Krishna Kanhaiya and Do Dulhe, as well as the English version of Chandralekha-48.

He joined A.I.R Madras in 1959 and rose to become Director and Chief Producer of Music. He won several awards including Academy award, Kala Parishat Award and Padma Shri. He played Veena in the Rome Festival and at UNESCO in New York.

E.Sankar Sastry died in 1987.

In the cast of the film Mangala-50 one finds the name of Bhanumathi. Outside South India, most people are unaware of the greatness of some artistes from South. Here is a short Bio of Bhanumathi, but it brings out her greatness only partly.

P. Bhanumathi Ramakrishna (7 September 1925 – 24 December 2005) was an actress, director, music director, singer, producer, novelist and lyricist. Widely known as the first female super star of Telugu cinema, Bhanumathi appeared in over 100 films predominantly in Telugu and Tamil languages. She was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 2001 for her contribution to the Indian cinema. She was honored among “women in cinema” at the 30th International Film Festival of India.
Bhanumathi was born on 7 September 1925 in Doddavaram village of Prakasam district, near Ongole, Andhra Pradesh. She is the third child to Saraswatamma and Bommaraju Venkata Subbaiah. She grew up watching her father perform in various stage shows. Her father, Venkata Subbiah, was a lover of classical music and trained her in music from an early age.

Bhanumathi entered the film industry in 1939, and acted in over 100 films in Telugu and Tamil. She was also called Ashtavadhani by the film industry people as she was a writer, actor, director, producer, singer, music director, editor and studio owner. She also had a good knowledge of astrology and philosophy. She is regarded as the first female super star of Telugu cinema.

She made her debut in Telugu cinema in 1939 as Kalindi (a 13 years old girl who is forced to marry an old man and ended her life by committing suicide) in Vara Vikrayam (Telugu), directed by C. Pullaiah. Her first film in Tamil was Ratnakumar in the year 1949 along with the famous hero of those days P. U. Chinnappa. This film was directed by Krishnan–Panju. Her first Hindi film was Nishan-1949. In 1953, she made her directorial debut with Chandirani (made simultaneously in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi).

Her last film was made in 1998, entitled Pelli Kanuka. C. N. Annadurai gave her a title “Nadippukku Ilakkanam” (Grammar for acting) that suits her aptly. She was revered by many actors she had worked with like N.T.Rama Rao, Sivaji Ganesan, M. G. Ramachandran, Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Nagarjuna, Balakrishna, ChiranJeevi, Pawan Kalyan, Venkatesh for her bold and prolific versatility. One of her memorable movies in Tamil was Annai, in the year 1962 directed by Krishnan–Panju, where her acting was appreciated by all and also got the National Award for the film and for also performances in movies Anthasthulu and Palnati Yudham (1964) she received National Awards (Rashtrapati Award). She is the last recipient of Rashtrapati Award.

Due to her rift with Aluri Chakrapani, she left her role in Missamma movie (Initially Bhanumathi was shot for some scenes in the movie before being replaced by savitri ) but after the release of the movie she watched and commented that “she lost a wonderful role but industry gained a talented actress like savitri” which showed her sportiveness and encouragement towards new actors. Due to clash with Aluri Chakrapani, she produced a satirical movie on him titled Chakrapani which was a huge hit and became a classic in Tollywood for this movie she also worked as Music Director.

She acted in 8 Hindi films namely, Nishan-49, Mangala-49, Rani-52, Shamsheer-53, Chandirani-53, Hamen bhi jeene do-62, Nai Roshni-67 and Itni Jaldi kya hai-86. She directed 2 Hindi films – Chandirani-53 and Itni Jaldi kya hai-86. She also sang 12 songs in 4 Hindi films – Mangala, Rani, Shamsheer and Chandirani.

She is the first south Indian actress to receive Padma Awards. Apart from being a fine actress, she was also a talented musician. She was adept in both Carnatic and Hindustani music. She gave voice to her songs despite it being the norm to use playback singers for actors. Some of her songs are still popular.

During her later years, she served on various movie related organizations. She was a Member of the State Film Awards Committee for two years. She was also a Visiting Professor at the Film Institute for one year. She was a Member of Children Film Society for 5 years, from 1965 to 1970.

In India, she was the first and the only woman to have owned a film studio, first actress to act in a dual role and the first woman to have directed a movie simultaneously in three languages.

Bhanumati was also a talented writer with a number of short stories to her credit. Her autobiography Nalo Nenu was published in Telugu and later, released in English as Musings. Andhra Pradesh Sahitya Academy awarded her as the best short story writer for her popular short stories “Attagari Kathalu”. She was a Member of Lalit Kala Academy for 5 years, and Sahitya Academy, Andhra Pradesh for 10 years. She served as Director and Principal of the Tamil Nadu Government Music College,

During the shooting of the film Krishna Prema, she met P. S. Ramakrishna Rao, an assistant director for that film. He was a film producer, director and editor of Telugu and Tamil Films. The couple married on 8 August 1943 and have one son, Bharani. Later they launched a popular production company, Bharani Pictures on their son’s name. She died at the age of 81 years.( Thanks to wikipedia, Cinerang by Isak Mujawar, Ateet ke sitare, HFGK, muVyz and my notes ).

Today’s song is sung by Bhanumathi. many of the songs of this film are copies of songs by Carmen Miranda. Enjoy….

Audio

Video

Song-Meherbaan main hoon tumhaari(Mangala)(1950) Singer- P Bhanumathi, Lyricist-Pt. Indra, MD- E Sankar Sastry

Lyrics

mamamamama
mamamami
mamamami
meharbaan main hoon tumhaari
tanananana
tanananana
tanananana
nanana
mamamamamami
mamamani
kadardaan tum ho hamaare
tanananana
tanananana
tanananana
nananana


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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When I was about 15 year old, I saw Dev Anand for the first time. Not on screen, but in person. I had gone to my Uncle, who was an assistant Police Commissioner in Bombay that time. Through his contacts, we attended a shooting of Dev’s film. After this I saw Ashok kumar, Dilip Kumar, Raj Kapoor and many other actors and actresses in person at various times. Though I did not speak to any cine artiste in those times, I have seen them with my own eyes. So, I had access to their first hand information, their films, songs, music etc. All the material was available in film magazines, newspapers and also in books. If I had wanted to write about them at that time, all the material was available – all credible,genuine and full of facts which could be corroborated or checked with them or with persons close to them……

CUT to old times, like the 30’s and the 40’s….

I was not living in those times and it is almost impossible to find a cine artiste alive who worked in films of the 30’s or 40’s. So today, if I want to write about those artistes,films,
music, songs etc of the bygone era, what should I do ? To get the right, genuine and credible information, I must depend on historical documents like books, newspaper cuttings, old film magazines or collect information from the sons/daughters or near relatives of old time artistes.

None of today’s old film writers were living in those times, and they have to depend on materials listed above. Due to the advent of and easy availability of the Internet, many sites and Blogs are available. Some of these sites proclaim themselves as a store-house of information on old films and music. At one time I had found and listed some 110 such sites. The problem with these sites is that they hardly give any information other than what is given in the HFGK. There are many authors who consider themselves as Experts and have brought out books on old films and artistes. Such books are available in almost all languages.

While some books genuinely provide research based credible information (it shows in their writings itself) on old films, many books churn out recycled half-true information collected from Internet sites. I have a collection of many books in many languages, but barring few books most others are of no use. Sites like IMDB, Wikipedia, Gomollo etc are not trustworthy. The reason is, Wikipedia is a site where anyone can upload, update, add or delete information. Unfortunately many enthusiastic new and fresh entrants of old films, present their data on Wikipedia.

I quote an example. The actress-singer Nirmala Devi (mother of actor Govinda) was born in a Hindu family in Banares. Someone changed this on Wikipedia and added that ‘ she was a Muslim and her name was xxx’. Dr. Surjit Singh ji immediately corrected this matter and wrote about her parents and that she was a Hindu. This was published. After some days, this was again changed to Muslim. This alternately went on for some time. Now imagine a New enthusiast of old films getting wrong information or getting confused with information from Wikipedia, this way.

IMDB is notoriously famous for mixing up information and filmography of artistes, who are members of ” Same -Name -Confusion” group. Any number of letters for correction are neither replied nor information corrected on IMDB. Thus bad quality information is passed on to seekers. In this respect Cineplot and muVyz are much better. They take immediate action to rectify mistakes, if you write to them with correct information with proof.

There was a film ” Bramhachari “-1938, in which Master Vinayak and Minakshi Shirodkar were the lead pair. Internet site Gomollo gives the name of Minakshi Seshadri as its Heroine in 1938 ! When Shamshad Begum aka Chhamia, mother of actress Naseem Bano died, one site declared that singer Shamshad Begum had died in 1998 ( she actually died in 2013). Both these examples are still on the sites, if anyone wants to check both sites.

Therefore, my advice to people who are eager to write about old films is to be careful and to corroborate your information with other sources or books or an expert to confirm that you have the right information. When film titles are repeated many times in different years, mistakes about the cast etc becomes common. Films with the title ” Insaf” were made 7 times from the 30’s to the 90’s !

Finally, a point. Like any History, old film history also gets updated as and when new documentary evidence becomes available. So what was written earlier, with good faith, becomes wrong ! I have experienced this. Some of my comments in 2011 and 2012, on this Blog, have been rendered wrong, because new information became available. Some examples are 1. Singer of song ” Dilli se aaya bhai Tingu” (film Ek thi ladki-49), 2. Singers of ” Bharat ki ek sannari ki” (film Ramrajya-1943), 3. Child actor Rajkumar Khatri (film Sautela Bhai-62) etc.etc.

Today’s song is from the film Dhiraj-1942. It’s cast consists of names like Sitara, Noorjehan, Khatoon, Rajkumari and Ibrahim – who are all members of “Same Name Confusion.” There were 2 Sitaras, 3 Noorjehans, 2 Khatoons, 4 Rajkumaris and 2 Ibrahims. Now if someone wants to write about one of these artistes, he will have to be very specific and careful.

The song is sung by Gyan Dutt, MD of the film himself. Gyan Dutt composed 604 songs in 58 films as MD, he sang 15 songs in 9 films and he wrote song lyrics of 13 songs in 3 films. With today’s song, film Dhiraj-42 makes its Debut on this Blog. This rare song was given to me by shri Abhay Jain ji and it was uploaded by Sadanand Kamath ji. Thanks to both.


Song- Tu kaisa hai Bhagwaan (Dhiraj)(1942)Singer-Gyan Dutt, Lurics-Pt Indra, MD-Gyan Dutt

Lyrics

Tu kaisa hai Bhagwaan
Tu kaisa hai Bhagwaan
teri kya hai jaan pehchaan
Tu kaisa hai Bhagwaan
teri kya hai jaan pehchaan
Tu kaisa hai Bhagwaan

kabhi kabhi meri aah sune tu
kabhi na sune pukaaar
kabhi kabhi meri aah sune tu
kabhi na sune pukaaar
kahin band darwaaze tere
kahin khule hain dwaar
kahin band darwaaze tere
kahin khule hain dwaar
tera kya hai naam nishaan
Tu kaisa hai Bhagwaan
teri kya hai jaan pehchaan
Tu kaisa hai Bhagwaan

bade aadmi gulaab jal se
tere paanv dhulaaye
bade aadmi gulaab jal se
tere paanv dhulaaye
ham to baarah maas aapse (?)
ganga jal bhar paaye
ham to baarah maas aapse(?)
ganga jal bhar paaye
kyun phir bhi maan gumaan
Tu kaisa hai Bhagwaan
teri kya hai jaan pehchaan
Tu kaisa hai Bhagwaan
teri kya hai jaan pehchaan
Tu kaisa hai Bhagwaan


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Today’s song is a duet from film Uski Tamanna aka Her last desire-39. Have you ever heard about this film ? I have also never known this film. But then, barring a few well known, successful film names, one really does not know any other film names in a specific year. Majority of films are like this only.

The year was 1939 and the British Government had declared war against Germany and japan, as soon as the WW II began. All countries ruled by Britain were – willingly or unwillingly, drawn into the war efforts and its effects. The war began in the month of September and soon various restrictions came into operation – like rationing, blackouts, shortages etc. The film industry which was still under its development stage suffered. It also realised the importance of remaining united as one industry. However, all that came after 1 or 2 years. In 1939 there was not much effect seen on the film industry.

The industry had its own problems. In spite of the playback system in operation, their problem was that because there was no technique of recording from the film negative yet, the singers had to sing twice. Once for the actual film shooting of the song, and later, with the same set of orchestra, for commercial records. Sometimes, the original singer was not available due to any reason, some other singer had to sing for commercial records. Thus we have many such examples, where the singer in the film song and the record is different. However, this problem continued only till mid 50’s when the Tape and the required technique became available. With just one time recording, the film and commercial recording were taken care of.

Khemchand Prakash. K.Datta (Datta Koregaonkar), Rafiq Ghaznavi and Anupam Ghatak made their Debut as Music Directors. Kavi Pradeep wrote his first film song for film Kangan. In 1939, 2 most Unusual songs were presented, for the first time ( and this record is not yet broken even after more than 80 years.). One was a Multi-Lingual song from film Aadmi-39, a film by Prabhat….Kis liye kal ki baat. This song was in Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, Gujarati, Bangla, Tamil and Telugu. ( In its Marathi film version-” माणूस “, this song was only in one language-Marathi.) Different Lyricists and MDs were used for each language. The song became very popular.

Second unusual song was from film ‘ Ghareeb ka Laal’-1939. The song lyrics had the names of 32 artistes, operating in Hindi films that time. Top Heroes and Heroines were mentioned in this song. The beginning of the song was ” Tuze Bibbo kahoon ya Sulochana, Uma shashi kahoon ki Jamuna “. This song was sung by the comedian Mirza Musharraf. In later years many songs with film artistes’ names came but none had so many names. Thus this record is still unbroken, in case of both songs.

Besides these songs, let us quickly take a look at some films of 1939….

Aadmi – Prabhat’s hit film, a remake of the Marathi film ” माणूस “. It had some good songs by Shanta Hublikar, Sundarabai Jadhav and Ram Marathe.

Adhuri Kahani – a trend of Tragedy films set by the effect of film ‘Devdas’. All the 3 main characters of this film commit suicide in the end.

Badi Didi – A New Theatres film.

Brandy ki Botal – Master Vinayak’s comedy remake of Marathi film ‘ ब्रॅंडीची बाटली ‘.

Dil hi to hai – Debut of Kidar Sharma as a Director and Ramola as a Heroine in a Hindi film.

Dushman – New Theatres’ film of Saigal, with only his 4 songs.

Ek hi Raasta – Sagar presents first film with 3 Heroes in one film.

Ghazi Salauddin – Debut of Khemchand Prakash as M.D.

Hukum ka Ikka – First film with a Triple role by Umakant Desai ( who later specialised as Lakshman in 7 films, including Ramrajya-43).

Imaandaar – Debut of actress Shamim Akhtar.

India in Africa – This was the First Hindi film to be shot abroad (in Africa). The Hero B. Nandrekar had also gone to Africa for its shooting. Naaz-54 was not the first such film, though HFGK mentions it so.( Ref – pp 69, Maharashtra-The Birthplace of Indian cinema by Isak Mujawar)

Kangan – First of the 4 Hit films of Ashok kumar and Leela Chitnis, made by Bombay Talkies. Kavi Pradeep’s Debut as a Lyricist in this film.

Kapal kundala – New Theatres. Pankaj mullick’s hit song ‘ Piya milan ko jaana ‘.

Leather Face – Debut of Meena kumari as a child artiste.

Navjeevan – Debut of Hansa Wadkar as a Heroine- Bombay Talkies film.

Pukar – Hit film from Minerva Movietone. Naseem Bano sings ” Zindagi ka saaz bhi kya saaz hai….”

Film Uski Tamanna aka Her last desire-1939 was directed by Yakub and the music was by Anupam Ghatak. he was employed by Sagar movietone and gave music to its 6 films.he was one artiste who died quite young.

The music Director Anupam Ghatak – the second-generation Bengali-Hindi composer (after Rai Chand Boral and Pankaj Mullick) was born in 1911 at Mymensingh(now in Bangladesh). He took music lessons from father Atul Ghatak and Keshav Ganesh Dhekan. He became an excellent Flautist. After a short stint in AIR,as a singer in 1930, he joined as assistant to Bishen Chand Boral (brother of Raichand Boral) and later to R C Boral himself for Vidyapati-1937
First independent film score: Payer Dhulo. Later worked at Sagar Film in Bombay, composing Zia Sarhadi’s Bhole Bhale and a series of films for Badami, Luhar et al. (1939). Returned to Calcutta, notably for Barua’s Shapmukti; thereafter had assignments in both Calcutta and Lahore. Known for his wide range, from the sentimental Ekti paisa dao go babu in Shapmukti to the experimental Gane more kon indradhanu in Agni Pareeksha.

His Hindi film career started with ‘Tarzan ki Beti-38 and Bhole Bhale-39. He gave music to only 17 Hindi films, which included Ladies Only, Service Ltd.,Sadhana, Uski tamanna, Civil marriage, Sri Ramanuj etc. In Lahore he did Champa, Badnami and Shalimar, before Partition. His last Hindi film was Shamsheer, which was released only in 1953,after he died in 1947 itself.

The cast of the film was Yakub, Maya Banerjee, Jyoti, Bhudo Advani, Putlibai etc etc. The name Putlibai may be unknown to many. There was a famous dacoit in Chambal Ghati, by this name in the decade of the 50’s, but actress Putlibai has no connection with that. Mothers and daughters acted as leading ladies in the same era….Miss Putli or Putlibai and Miss Gohar Mamajiwala (the term Miss was used not merely to state the marital status of the leading ladies of those days)….

Like Miss Sharifa and Husna Banu , Putli and Gohar were mother and daughter. Putli was an accomplished actress of the silent screen who championed in the Talkies because of her extraordinary singing talents. Gohar was born in 1910 and entered the screen in 1926, where her mother Miss Putli too entered more or less the same time. Information about Miss Putli is very limited however, Gohar became India’s popular iconic star and is still remembered today.

Miss Putli acted in 33 Talkie films. Her first Talkie was Ratan Manjiri-35 and her last film was Dhoke baaz-46. She sang one song each in the film Lehri Badmash-44 and Dhokebaaz-46.

Today’s song is a duet sung by Harish and Maya Banerjee. With this song, film Uski Tamanna makes its Debut on our Blog. Including this film, my last 5 posts were from films which made Debut on the Blog. Today’s rare song was given to me by shri Abhay Jain ji (USA) and was uploaded kindly by our Sadanand Kamath ji. Thanks to both.


Song- O mast nazar diljaani teri taaza rahe jawaani (Uski Tamanna)(1939) Singers- Harish, Maya Banerjee, Lyricist- Pt. Indra, MD- Anupam Ghatak

Lyrics

O mast nazar diljaani ee ee
mast nazar diljaani
o mast nazar diljaani
mast nazar diljaani
teri taaza rahe jawaani ee
teri taaza rahe jawaani ee
mast nazar diljaani
o mast nazar diljaani
hai hamko pyaas bujhaani ee
hamko pyaas bujhaani ee
hai hamko pyaas bujhaani ee
piye aankhon ka paani ee
piye aankhon ka paani ee

mast nazar diljaani
o mast nazar diljaani
mast nazar diljaani

chaar nazar hai hone waali
aaa ha haha
ha ha ha ha ha
kuchh paa ke
kuchh khone waale

aaa ha haha
ha ha ha ha ha
chaar nazar hai hone waali
aaa ha haha
ha ha ha ha ha
kuchh paa ke
kuchh khone waale

aaa ha haha
ha ha ha ha ha

jeevan ki ee ee
jeevan ki ee phulvaari mein
jeevan ki ee ee
jeevan ki ee phulvaari mein
seenche aasha ka paani
seenche aasha ka paani
madhur prem veena ki dhun se
gaaye prem kahaani
gaaye
gaaye prem kahaani
madhur prem veena ki dhun se
gaaye prem kahaani
gaaye
gaaye prem kahaani


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.

Today’s song is from a totally obscure and unknown film – Draupadi-1944. It was a Mythological story set in Mahabharat times, underlining the ills of Gambling. This film was made by Baburao Pendharkar, under his own banner- New Huns Pictures Ltd. Bombay (Huns Pictures was owned by Master Vinayak. After it closed down, this was floated.) The first film of this banner was Nagad Narayan-1943 and after this second film, the company was closed.The director was Baburao Patel and the film’s story, dialogues and screenplay was written by its Heroine Susheela Rani herself. 9 songs- all sung by Susheela Rani, were composed by Pt. Hanuman Prasad. Pt. Indra wrote the lyrics. The cast of the film was Susheela Rani, Badri Prasad, Mazhar Khan, Chandra Mohan, Anant marathe, Surekha, Kanhaiyalal,Leela Mishra and a host of small artistes.Cut to 11-2-2014 Evening, Bandra-MumbaiOn this day, there was a function in a Hall, to release the book ” Sagar Movietone”, written by shri Biren kothari ji. The chief guest was Amir khan. I was invited to this function. Since I knew Biren ji earlier, I went to this function. Many stars like Amir khan, Anil kapoor, Vidhu Vinod Chopra and others from the film world had come. Among the honourable guests was a 95 year old singer/dancer/actress of yesteryears- Susheela rani was also present.I had an opportunity to meet her and spend about 15 minutes talking to her about our Blog and the ” History Recording Work” that we do here. She looked appropriately impressed. During that function, I also met Urvish kothari, Chandrashekhar Vaidya, Shishir krishna Sharma and also Nalin Shah for the first time.(He was of course with his trade mark white Fur Cap – a la V.Shantaram style). It was a memorable function, in which I added one more celebrity of films in my list having met so far. Sadly, within 6 months of this function, Susheela Rani left this world.Susheela Rani was one of the very few highly educated film personalities in that era. More than a singer actress, she was first into film journalism and later into teaching music and dance for the rest of her life.Sushila Rani Patel (1918–2014) was a classical singer, actress, vocalist, Lawyer, and journalist. She established Shiv Sangeetanjali, a school for classical music. She was born on 20-10-1918 at Madras. Her father- Madhav Rao Tombat, a Chitrapur Saraswat Brahmin from Karwar – was an advocate in Madras High Court. She did her M.A. and came to Bombay to become a journalist. Here she met Baburao Patel through a friend. He offered her a Sub Editor’s post in his Film India magazine.In those days, Baburao Patel was involved with actress Padma Devi. When Susheela Rani became close to Baburao, she slowly ensured that Padma Devi made an exit from Baburao’s life.Sushila Rani Patel began her singing career in 1942 when she signed a recording contract with HMV music company. In the early years of her career, she was helped by Baburao Patel. In 1944 she acted in film Draupadi and in 1946 in film Gwalan, playing the lead actor and singer. Both films fared poorly at the box-office. They were directed by Baburao Patel whom she later married.Continuing with her singing career, Rani trained with renowned classical singers like Mogubai Kurdikar and later with Sundarabai Jadhav. In 1961 Rani and her husband Baburao Patel set up Shiv Sangeetanjali, a school for classical music. It was established to encourage classical music and also discover new talent. Some of her students were Pradeep Barot, Ronu Majumdar, Sadanand Nayampilli, Dhanashree Pandit Rai and Nityanand Haldipur. Shiv Sangeetanjali was later amalgamated into the Sushilarani Baburao Patel Trust.Rani and her husband also ran a film business-related magazine called Filmindia, later to evolve into the more political Mother India. Rani and Baburao Patel wrote under the pseudonyms “Judas” and “Hyacinth”. Their column was called Bombay Calling. Almost the entire content of the magazine was produced by them. Rani would personally conduct interviews with film personalities. She was close to actress Madhubala, who had started acting at a young age, and taught her to speak, read, and write English. At the age of 45 years, Susheela Rani did her LL.B. and LL.M. from Bombay University and registered her name as a Lawyer in the High Court.After Baburao’s death in 1982, she managed the magazine till 1985 and then it was closed.In her later years, Rani was involved in a property dispute with the children and grandchildren of her late husband’s second wife over the ownership of their House. Rani continued to run her classical music school until her death on 24-7- 2014 at the age of 96.Rani received the Maharashtra Rajya Sanskrutik Puraskar, and in 2002 the Sangeet Natak Akademi award. (Partly based on information from wiki, with thanks and my own notes.)When you talk of Susheela Rani, you can’t ignore Baburao Patel. She was his third wife. Contrary to his wife, Baburao had not even passed his matriculation, but he was a highly learned man in various subjects on his own efforts. The name of Baburao Patel is known to every old film lover, but as a political commentator and a Member of Parliament, he is known to others. From the mid 30s to the 80s he was a name synonymous with daredevil journalism, superb quality English writing and an active Lifestyle. Add to it several marriages and countless children by legitimate and otherwise relationships.Baburao Pandurang Patil ( he mas a ‘ Marathi Manoos’ and not a Gujarati) was born on 4-4-1904 ( a strange confluence of numbers, the total of all these digits also add up to prime number 4 only), in Masvan village, about 100 kms from Bombay, in Palghar district, in a Vanzara ( Banjara) community. When he was 4 year old, mother died, father remarried and family shifted to Bombay. He was put in an English school. However he did not complete his Matriculation. Lack of formal education always pinched him in life and he always respected highly educated people. He compensated by avidly reading books on Philosophy, Religion, Politics and Medicine. This gave him excellent command over spoken and written English language.After doing many petty jobs. He joined ” Cinema Samachar ‘ a film magazine in Hindi, English and Urdu languages, in 1926. He never knew when he entered the Film world becoming a script writer and a director. He established his own banner ‘ Gandharva Cinetone ‘ and made 5 films as a Director- Kismat-31 (silent film), Sati Mahananda-33, Maharani-34, Baala Joban-34 and Pardesi Sainya-35. Later in life, he directed 2 more films- with (future wife) Susheela Rani Patel as Heroine- Draupadi-44 and Gwalan-46.He joined D.N.Parkar, who owned New Jack printing press and who was publishing a house magazine ” Prabhat” for Prabhat films. He started his magazine ‘ FILM INDIA’ in April 1935, at a price of 4 annas(annual 3 rupees). From the first issue, it was printed on high quality art paper. The first issue featured a hand painting of actress and Novelist Nalini Tarkhud, from film Chandrasena, on the cover. There were many ads in the magazine, which promised “honest journalism and constructive criticism”, though in later issues his criticism was incisive, insulting and quite daring. The cine industry feared his reviews, but readers adored him.In all this, Baburao’s surname became Patel instead of Patil. He continued with it. He hurt many of his fellow filmmakers and actors. In one case, Shanta Apte is on record having gone to his office and beaten him with a whip, for his defamatory and derogatory remarks in the magazine. Khwaja Ahmed Abbas joined him and looked after the magazine when Baburao went abroad.Baburao married 3 times.First marriage was when he was studying. The second was with Shirin and the third was with his ex-secretary Sushila Rani Tombat- a konkani good looking singer and dancer.Sidharth Bhatia has written a book on ” The Patels of Filmindia”. Noted author Manto also wrote extensively on Baburao. Bhatia says, ‘ Baburao had an eloquence and power of writing. He had a sharp humour,often barbed. There was a tough guy assertiveness with his venomous pen.” Baburao called Kalpana Kartik ” Pigeon busted”, Suraiya- ” Ugly’, and Dev Anand ” effeminate”. Meena kumari was ” like an inverted shuttlecock”.His magazine celebrated 50 years in 1985. Baburao became an MP from M.P. in 1967 for Jansangh. One good quality of Baburao was that he was very kind to the poor and helpless people. Baburao Patel died on 4-9-1982.Film Draupadi was a failure, but undeterred, Baburao Patel tried one more time to make Susheela Rani a successful actress, by featuring her in a social film Gvalan-1946. This time he chose well known artistes. She sang 8 out of 10 songs in the film. Alas ! This film also flopped. Good sense prevailed and no more attempts were made again towards this goal !Susheela Rani was a good singer and I find her songs of Draupadi and Gwalan very good. However that alone was not enough for her films. Let us enjoy this song today.
Song-Bhaiya bhaiyya bhaiyya aao aao Mohan Bhaiyya (Draupadi)(1944) Singer- Susheela Rani, Lyricist-Pt.Indra, MD- Hanuman PrasadLyricsBhaiyya aa
bhaiyya aa
bhaiyya
aao aao mohan bhaiyya aa aa
aao krishn kanhaiyya aa aa
aao aao mohan bhaiyya
bhari sabha girdhaari
jaaye laaj hamaari
kit gaye ho krishhn kanhaiyya aa aa
bhaiyya
bhaiyya
tum ne kahaan thha aaungaa
poojan ??unga
tum ne kahaan thha aaungaa
poojan ??unga
prabhu kahaan chhupe ho khevaiyyaa aa
bhaiyya aa
bhaiyya
aao aao mohan bhaiyya
bas hai itni vinti karni
aa dekh meri bikhri veni
aa dekh meri bikhri veni
sharmaa re
sharmaa re bansi bajaiyya aa
bhaiyya aa
bhaiyya
ab ant ghadi hai aayi re
ab ant ghadi hai aayi re
ansuvan ki ?? laayi re
ansuvan ki ?? laayi re
tohe bahan pukaare hai bhaiyya aa
bhaiyya aa
bhaiyya aa
tohe bahan pukaare hai bhaiyya aa
bhaiyya
bhaiyya

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4600 Post No. : 16227

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.

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4549 Post No. : 16134

The year that was … “2020” … we have finally come to the end of ‘Year 2020’ which has shaken the whole world and while people are trying to come to normal, the pandemics’ ‘aftershocks’ and its ‘new improved stains’ are still threatening to harm the humanity further.

Our heart goes to those who have lost their lives, those who have struggled and those who have faced difficulties in the ‘pandemic period’.
From that point of view all of us, those who will see the morning of ‘2021,’ are fortunate and should express our gratitude to the almighty, well-wishers, family members and friends, and to all them who have been caring for each other and maintaining social discipline to help the country fight back to this calamity.

Life moves on … and for people like me and like-minded music lovers this blog has been the main sources of motivation where we visited and enjoyed music to give us that much needed ‘therapeutic’ relief to forget for some time the harsh realities of life and sometime making us philosophical to think over and give a fight back or even to do an introspection.

Here I would like to highlight one comment on the blog by our regular inspiration Shri Manohar Lal Dave ji.

Suddenly it seems ONE DAY match for SHANKAR JAIKISHAN because there was no such T20 in their time. Thanks to Avinash ji, Atul ji…With SJ nearing 1K mark, the trio of lyricist-singer-composer in a song will be achieved and the BLOG will be complete in a sense in this gloomy year 2020. It will be an achievement for SJ to touch 1k mark first which they justifiably deserve like Sunil Gavaskar touching 10K mark in test.

I do not know how many of us have read this above comment and how everybody of us had interpreted it. But, for me it is a very big comment and while it also shares ‘feelings’ of many like me, it’s also the love for this blog and its magic that we are looking for our daily motivation here.

Regulars on the blog are aware of my (our) love for the railways 😊 When I came back from Kenya last year I had so many plans to visit my Mother (in Maharashtra) and other relatives and gang-outs with our team members, and thus travelling by train and relive the experience of train journey (after a long gap). However, fortunately or unfortunately it could not happen. The one ‘mini gang-out’ chance was missed on account of my health issues and after that the ‘lockdown’ happened and train services were cancelled. Secondly, then I got a job and it turned out to be the ‘shortest tenure job’ of my career. Meanwhile health issues continued and after some time they became ‘mind issues’😊

During this time where everything was looking going wrong the only thing I was doing ‘right’ (or I was able to do it correctly) was contributing to the blog with write-ups and sharing songs. It was like a retired person life or semi-retired life for me. (sabbatical is the other word – ‘Doctor’s terminology 😊)
Well, I was daily praying to the almighty to bring my life on ‘track’. (मेरी गाड़ी को पटरी पर ला दो भगवान्). And as it so happened the almighty got me engaged indirectly in the ‘maintenance’ of ‘tracks’ for all. (or मैंने उपरवाले से प्रार्थना की थी के मेरी गाड़ी को पटरी पर ला दो भगवान्, पर भगवान् मुझे काम ही ऐसा दिया के मैं सब के लिए पटरियों के मरम्मत के काम में हाथ बटाऊँ).
While the first job was around 35-40 kms from my residence the second one is 50-55 kms away from the city. Travelling for the first job I have to cross a over bridge on a railway line near the satellite station of the city and I used to see trains coming and going from a longer distance.
But now I am getting to watch the ‘tracks’ daily with those beautiful ‘track maintenance machines’ (innovation of the technology). Secondly a railway line passes around this place so I can watch trains coming and going. That reminds me of all the ‘train songs’ from our movies and specially ‘gaadi bulaa rahi hai’, which is a source of inspiration and motivation and how accurate are the words in this song …

dekho wo rail,
bachchon ka khel,
seekho sabak jawaanon
sar pe hai bojh,
seene mein aag,
lab pe duaa hai jaano
phir bhi ye ja rahi hai,
naghmein suna rahi hai
gaadi bula rahi hai,
seetee bajaa rahi hai

This has become my daily inspiration and motivation now.

Another good thing happening at the end of the year was the pre-engagement function of elder daughter 😊 (Sahir’s song always playing in the back ground in my mind).

So, the year ‘2020’ is ending on a very happy note for me on both home and work fronts. At work I have taken a new challenge but the daily inspiration and motivation – the train – with me. I get to read this tagline ‘the journey continues … with many miles to go’ daily now and it reminds me that the journey is still on … my journey continues…

And, that is why the today’s song is a ‘train song’ sung by Lata Mangeshkar and Talat Mehmood. It is from the 1955 movie ‘Do Dulhe’. Lyrics are by Pandit Indra and music is composed by B.S. Kalla.

On screen it is performed by a male and a female actress whom I am unable to identify, however Shyama and Sajjan are also seen in the picturisation of this song.

I had come across this song more than two years back now, when there was a discussion about train songs on the ‘Whatsapp group’ of Atulites.

Lastly, I wish to add about the other love of our group that is ‘cricket’. The year ended on a happy note for India as our team scored a win over Australia. The ‘year-ending’ also reminds me of statistics like most ‘runs’ or ‘wickets’ and ‘run and wickets double’ in a single ‘calendar’ year. If the scores in single calendar year is to be considered with reference to ‘write-ups’ and/ or ‘lyrics’ shared will be interesting to know (tnih) for the artists (as well as the contributors) 😊

Let us now enjoy this philosophical train song …

Video

Audio

Song-Jeewan ki gaadi chalti hai (Do Dulhe)(1955) Singers-Talat Mehmood, Lata, Lyrics-Pt Indra Chandra, MD- B S Kalla
Both

Lyrics

Jeewan ki ee gaadi chalti hai …

Jeewan ki gaadi chalti hai
Kuchh rukti phir chalti
Jeewan ki gaadi chalti gaadi chalti
Oonchi neechi raahon pe
Yoon nadiya chali machalti
Gaadi chalti
Jeewan ki ee gaadi chalti

Koyi sukhi hai
Koyi dukhi hai
Koyi gaata
Koyi rota aa
Koyi gaata
Koyi rota aa
kamar jhukaaye khadaa hai koyi
Paaon pasaare sota aa aa
Paaon pasaare sota aa

Kabhi sawera hota sukh ka aa
Aa aa aa aa
Kabhi sawera hota sukh ka
Dukh ki sandhya dhalti ee
Aansoo aur geeton ki duniya
Rehti sadaa badalti
Aansoo aur geeton ki duniya
Rehti sadaa badalti

Gaadi chalti
Jeewan ki ee gaadi chalti

Jeewan ki gaadi chalti hai
Kuchh rukti phir chalti
Jeewan ki gaadi chalti gaadi chalti
Jeewan ki gaadi chalti gaadi chalti

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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जीवन की ई गाड़ी चलती है …

जीवन की गाड़ी चलती है
कुछ रूकती फिर चलती
जीवन की गाड़ी चलती गाड़ी चलती
ऊंची नीची राहों पे
यूं नदिया चली मचलती
गाड़ी चलती
जीवन की ई गाड़ी चलती

कोई सुखी है
कोई दुखी है
कोई गाता
कोई रोता आ
कोई गाता
कोई रोता आ आ

कमर झुकाए खडा है कोई
पांव पसारे सोता आ आ
पांव पसारे सोता आ

कभी सवेरा होता सुख का आ
आ आ आ आ
कभी सवेरा होता सुख का
दुःख की संध्या ढलती ई

आंसू और गीतों की दुनिया
रहती सदा बदलती
आंसू और गीतों की दुनिया
रहती सदा बदलती

गाड़ी चलती
जीवन की ई गाड़ी चलती

जीवन की गाड़ी चलती है
कुछ रूकती फिर चलती
जीवन की गाड़ी चलती गाड़ी चलती
जीवन की गाड़ी चलती गाड़ी चलती


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4435 Post No. : 15872

S. Mohinder (8/09/1925-6/9/2020) : A tribute
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Just as I was preparing this post for the birth anniversaries of both S. Mohinder and Asha Bhosle, comes the news demise of S. Mohinder. As I don’t know much about the music director, I was looking up on Google for basic information if it is available. I found the sad news and this news item.
S. Mohinder, among the last of the musicians of the 40’s, was born in Punjab on 8th September, 1925. The end has come just two days before he was to turn 95.

K. S. Shenoy Sir had made this comment to my recent post :

Nahm Ji, not heard this one before. Nice rendering by Rafi Ji.
At the beginning when I read that the post is about a children’s song, two songs immediately flashed in my mind
(Iconic) ‘Nanhe Munne….’
And ‘O mere pyarozameenke taro…’. Such beautiful song by Rafi Ji ,Asha&Sudha. Though not a sad tune, in the context of the movie it brings tears to my eyes.

He also gave the link for this song from the film ‘Zameen Ke Taare” (1960), which I found to be very sweet and poignant. Not just the mukhda only which Rafi sahab is singing, but the stanzas by two kids for whom Asha Bhonsle and Sudha Malhotra are singing. This was an unknown song and I heard it for the first time that day. It felt a familiar and dear song right from the first hearing. It is a lorry song also with the lorry driver, who is I think ‘Anwar Hussain’, the brother of Nargis. But his filmography everywhere has missed this movie,”Zameen ke Taare”, where he is getting to sing such a melodious song. The songs are composed by S. Mohinder and lyricist of this song is Pandit Indra.

Since I am doing anniversary posts regularly whenever possible, I decided to write a post for this children’s song for 8th September is the birth date of both S. Mohinder and Asha Bhonsle.
But that 95th birthday was not destined to be. So as a tribute to S. Mohinder I am reproducing a few lines from the famous song by the veteran composer of melodious songs :

mere liye sahar bhi aayi hai raat ban kar
niklaa meraa janaazaa meri baraat ban kar
achchhaa huaa jo tumne dekhaa na ye nazaaraa
haafiz khudaa tumhaaraa
guzraa huaa zamaanaa
aataa nahin dubaaraa
haafiz khudaa tumhaaraa
haafiz khudaa tumhaaraa

The famous song actually starts with this sha’ir byTanvir Naqvi :

Bhool jaana meri wafaaon ko
Bakhsh denaa meri khataaon ko…..

May the departed soul, rest in eternal, heavenly peace.

Audio

Video

Song-O mere pyaaron zameen ke taaron (Zameen Ke Taare)(1960) Singers-Rafi, Sudha Malhotra, Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Pt Indra, MD-S Mohinder
Sudha Malhotra + Asha Bhonsle

Lyrics

aaa aaa aaa aaa
ohhohoho
hoooooooo

o mere pyaaron
zameen ke taaron
o mere pyaaron
zameen ke taaron
jaana tumhenhaikahaan
o gaadi waale
le chal udaake
maiyyan hamaari jahaanaan
le chal tu ham ko wahaan

o mere pyaaron
zameen ke taaron
le jaaungaa main wahaan

kaajal lagaa ke
lori sunaake
hamko sulaati thhi maa aa

pyaar se jhoomke
mukhde ko choom ke
hamko jagaati thhi maa aa

khadi akeli
baat nihaare
maiyyan hamaari jahaanaan
le chal tu ham ko wahaan

o mere pyaaron
zameen ke taaron
le jaaungaa main wahaan

kehna na maana
ham ne jomaakaa
hamko rulaati thhi maan an

khilone de ke
pappi le ke
hamko hansaati thhi maan an

khadi akeli
baat nihaare
maiyyan hamaari jahaanaan
le chal tu ham ko wahaan

o mere pyaaron
zameen ke taaron
le jaaungaa main wahaan an

ham roothh jaate
aansoo bahaate
ham ko manaati thhi maanaan

god bithhaake
laddoo khilaa ke
hamko rijhaati thhi maanaan

khadi akeli
baat nihaare
maiyyan hamaari jahaanaan
le chal tu ham ko wahaan

o mere pyaaron
zameen ke taaron
le jaaungaa main wahaan
o gaadi waale
le chal udaake
maiyyan hamaari jahaanaan
le chal tu ham ko wahaan

o mere pyaaron
zameen ke taaron
le jaaungaa main wahaan
aaa aaa aaa aaa
oh oho ho
aaa aaa aaa aaa
oh oho ho
aaa aaa aaa aaa
oh oho ho
hmmmmmmmmmmm


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