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Blog Day : 4071 Post No. : 15208

Today’s song is from film Sant Janabai-49.

This was a film made by Prabhat Film Company, Poona. It was produced by S.(Saheb mama) Fattelal and it was directed by a Noted Marathi Director- Goving Ghanekar, who also directed one more Hindi film Shiv Leela-52. Both the films were Bilingual,made in Hindi and Marathi. The lyrics for the Hindi version were written by Pt.Narendra Sharma and the music was composed by Sudhir Phadke. The story of the film and the screenplay was by G.D.Madgulkar – a very famous Marathi writer and poet from Maharashtra. The cast of the film was Hansa Wadkar, Shakuntala, Ganesh Abhyankar, Gauri, Balakram, Javdekar, Kumar Ashok etc.

During the period 30s to mid 40s, Indian Film Industry was dominated by film production giants like New Theatres, Bombay Talkies, Ranjit, Prabhat and Wadia. Films were sold and seen just on the name of the film company. Diverse subjects were handled by these film makers and they contributed to maintaining Indian culture and traditions. This was the period when films with a message were made. Actors and directors had not yet become rule-makers. The studio system had a discipline.

However, after the second world war,lot of money came into the film line and slowly the priorities and values changed. Profits from the films became the major issue and this diverted most producers to make what they thought the audience wanted.The capable and talented film makers separated from their present organisations to have their own set ups. Actors no more stuck to any specific studio and ‘Free-lancing’ became the password. This also prompted the collapse of the studios. New Theatres, Bombay Talkies, Ranjit, Wadia and Prabhat not only split but also closed down, over a period, due to their own reasons.

Prabhat was no exception. It is popularly believed that when Shantaram left Prabhat, that was the point of its disintegration,but it is actually not so. Prabhat shifted from kolhapur to Poona in 1933 and that time all the Five partners had made a rule that in future, if any director/partner falls in love or has an affair with any of the staff members, he will have to leave Prabhat. ( This was initiated, because the Art Director Saheb mama Fattelal had married Gulab aka kamla Devi,an actress of Prabhat, in 1931.She is the same girl who bends backwards and blows the Tutari or Trombone, in Prabhat’s famous Logo) Under this rule, the first to go was Keshavrao Dhaiber, who fell in love with the heroine Nalini Tarkhad and married her in 1937. After his exit, in his place, Prabhat’s long time distributor Baburao Pai was appointed a Partner/Director.

V. Shantaram married Heroine Jaishree (Kamulkar) on 22-10-1941.He was continuously prodded to leave Prabhat. Finally he left and founded his own Rajkamal Kala Mandir. One more director V.Damle died in 1945. Prabhat started crumbling and after its last film Sant Janabai-1949, it stopped production. The studio and the properties were auctioned in 1952, and the company was officially closed on 13-10-1953.

Prabhat had made many films on Marathi saints like Sant Sakhu, Sant Tukaram, Sant Dnyaneshwar, Maya Machhindra, Dharmatma etc .Maharashtra had a rich tradition of Saints. During the period 13th Century to 17th Century, many saints guided the people of Maharashtra. Most saints of Maharashtra were from lower Castes, but they had followers in every section of the society, including Brahmins. There were saints like Namdev-Tailor, Tukaram-Vaishya, Pundalik-Varkari, Goroba-Potter, Janabai-Shudra, Kanhopatra- S.C., Sant Sena- Barber, Savata mali and Chokha Mela – Gardeners, Narhari-Goldsmith and many such more.

Almost every saint film brought in lot of profits to Prabhat. The most famous one was of course Sant Tukaram (Marathi)-1936, which brought money and fame. This film is taught in many Film courses all over the world even today.Its Hindi version came in 1948. No wonder the Prabhat chapter closed with a saint film- Sant Janabai-49.

The story of Janabai is intertwined with the story of Namdev, because Namdev had given her shelter in his home. So, Prabhat first wanted to make this film as a Sant Namdev film. Prabhat’s in house writer Shivram Vashikar wrote the story and Vasant painter was to direct the film. But the plan changed and film on Janabai’s name was decided. Now, G.D.Madgulkar, eminent writer and Poet of Marathi wrote the story. The director was also changed. Govind Ghanekar was the production chief in Prabhat. He was named as the director.Later, he directed and produced many famous and hit Marathi films in 50s and 60s. Earlier actor Ganesh Abhyankar aka Vivek was to become Namdev. In this film also he was retained as Namdev. This actor Vivek, in later years, became one of the most successful actors on Marathi screen. Films used to be sold on his name alone.

While shooting this film, there was a very touching but interesting incident. The last scene of the film Sant Janabai-49 was that Janabai is taken to the Gallows to be hanged on a false accusation of stealing gold ornaments of Lord Vitthal. The shooting was being done in a village near Kolhapur. The big procession of people was going with the handcuffed Janabai in the centre, chanting Vithal Vithal.The people also chanted and some were weeping and falling on her feet (for shooting purpose only). The villagers had gathered in huge numbers, to see the shooting.Many of them thought that this was all real. They too wept and fell on Janabai’s feet. The studio workers had a tough time to remove and restrain them during the shooting.

One name in the cast is that of Gauri. Her real name was Tanibai Dawari. In this film she played Namdev’s mother. She was with Prabhat since its inception and did small roles in silent films. She was totally illiterate and could not read or write. After the advent of the Talkie films, she continued doing small roles in Prabhat films. When film Sant Tukaram was being conceived, Shantaram started searching for an actress to do the role of Tukaram’s wife-Avali…who loved Tukaram but was sort of a shrew because she felt Vithoba bhakti was spoiling Tukaram. Suddenly Shantaram saw Gauri and he called her. Giving a copy of the script to her, he said,” you are selected to do the role of Avali. Now read the dialogues and be prepared.”

Gauri was stunned. She did not know how to react. She could not read. She was sure that now she will be exposed and removed from service, as Prabhat did not employ illiterate people. This was their rule for employment. She took the script and went out of the room. Music Director Keshavrao Bhole found her in a corner, weeping. When he enquired repeatedly, Gauri explained everything frankly. Bhole pacified her and said, ‘ Dont worry ‘. From that day onwards he taught Gauri reading and writing for 8 hours a day for 15 days. Being a sharp student Gauri picked it up very quickly, as it was a Do or Die status for her.

Her role in film Sant Tukaram was lauded by one and all. It was praised even in Venice festival. Prabhat gave her a special award also. Gauri continued with Prabhat till it was making films. Then she retired from films and settled in Poona, doing some household jobs for survival. Unfortunately the Panshet flood debacle in Poona in 1961, washed out everything she had. She returned to her hometown,Kagal,near Kolhapur. In 1964,a film on Tukaram ” Tuka zalase kalas” in Marathi was launched. Sulochana Latkar was to do the role of Tukaram’s wife, Avali. She wanted to take blessings from Gauri-the original Avali. Sulochana went to Kagal and took her blessings. She gave her a Sari and some money too. Soon after this, Gauri aka Tanibai Dawari died.

In spite of good direction, acting and good music by Sudhir Phadke, the film could not escape being the last stone on the samadhi of Prabhat and a Golden Chapter of Hindi cinema came to a close.

The Music Director Sudhir Phadke may not have been a notable composer in Hindi films,but he was a big gun in Marathi cinema. Sudhir Phadke ( July 25, 1919 – July 29, 2002) was an accomplished Marathi singer-composer. He was regarded as an icon of the Marathi film industry and Marathi Sugam Sangeet i.e. Bhavgeet (light music) for five decades. Apart from Marathi, Phadke sang and composed songs in several Hindi films as well. Phadke was affectionately known as Babuji (an honorary title given to respected gentlemen in India).

Sudhir Phadke was born in Kolhapur on July 25, 1919. His birth name was Ram Phadke, but he later changed his name to ‘Sudhir’ when he composed a song for HMV because he thought ‘Sudhir Phadke’ sounded more ‘weighty’. Phadke acquired his primary tutelage in vocal classical music from the late Vamanrao Padhye in Kolhapur. After beginning his career with HMV in 1941, he joined the Prabhat Film Company as music director in 1946. During his long career, he composed for many Marathi and Hindi films. He was also an immaculate playback singer. Phadke married his fellow singer Lalita Deulkar. Their son Shridhar Phadke (born 1951) is also a composer and singer.

Geet Ramayana, based on poet G D Madgulkar’s verses, is one of Phadke’s most popular works. The programme ran on All India Radio for a year, 1954-55. Stage performances of the program continue to draw huge crowds even today. Phadke set to music all 56 songs, and they were sung by different singers for radio (Manik Verma, Lata Mangeshkar, Phadke himself, Vasantrao Deshpande etc). All 56 songs were also recorded in Phadke’s own voice.
In last days of his life, Phadke was involved in producing a Hindi film on the life of the Indian freedom fighter Vinayak Damodar Savarkar. The movie Veer Savarkar was funded by public donations. Sudhir Phadke last sang and composed music for this movie.
Phadke was connected with Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh for over 60 years. He was the main inspiration and founder member of India Heritage Foundation in the United States.

Sudhir Phadke gave music to 19 Hindi films from 1946 (Rukmini Swayamvar) to 1972 (Daraar). His famous film is Pehli Tarikh -54, in which he had composed the famous Kishore Kumar song- Din hai suhana aaj pehli tarikh hai. He also sang 14 songs in 9 Hindi films. A noteworthy fact about Sudhir Phadke is that during his peak period in Marathi films, he created a World Record. He teamed up with writer/poet G.D.Madgulkar (गदिमा , as he was known fondly in Maharashtra) and director Raja Paranjape. Together, as a team, they gave a total of 11 Hit films,in a row in 18 years- from 1948 to 1966 … a record for a Team.

The story of film Sant Janabai-49, adapted from aumamen.com is…

Jana, a little girl whose mother before dying told her to go to Pandharpur where she will be protected by Lord Vitthal, A merchant who is the father of Sant Namdev accidentally steps on Jana’s hand and asks for her forgiveness. He asks what she was doing in the temple alone, she tells him her story, being a good devotee of Vitthal he adopts her.

Little Namdev likes her from the instant he sees her and accepts her as his elder sister with joy. But the mother of Namdev wasn’t too happy with another person being in the family, but later she too melts to the love and simplicity of the little girl who would become a great saint as we know today.

Jana was assigned the work of washing the clothes by Namdev’s mother. Jana and Namdev hear a group of pilgrims singing in praise of Lord Vitthal and they start singing and dancing. Children in the group who are very thirsty run to Janabai to beg for water from her. “There are many wells in the village, go get your own water” says Namdev. “But we are outcastes, nobody gives us water” says the one of the pilgrims.

Janabai pours them water from her pot, the satisfied devotees bless her for giving them water to drink. She gets scolded and beaten by Namdev’s mother for her act of charity towards the outcastes, which was considered a terrible thing during those times.

Namdev being a very devotional man, always sings and dances and forgets the duties of an householder. Janabai works hard for the food of Namdev’s family (wife and two children). Janabai prays to Vitthal for the food, when Vitthal gives her food she only takes what she needed for a day or two.

Namdev had a big debt to be settled, but he was on a pilgrimage to North India. the wealthy man who had lent him money decides to take Namdev’s property into possession. Jana pleads with him and agrees that she would pay all the money back. Jana works night and day to gather the money she needed.

One night she was very tired and falls asleep while working, but when she wakes up she sees a blanket on her and also sees that the work has been finished. Next night she pretends to be sleeping so that she could catch the person who did it. As soon as she sleeps she sees Lord Vitthal appear and do her work for her.

She catches him while working, from then on Lord Vitthal helps her in her work, he sings for her. He fetches water for her and does many things around

One day Lord Vitthal feels very tired, seeing that Jana puts him to sleep. In the morning when he wakes up, he walks back to the temple with the blanket around his body, his ornament falls from his neck and falls on the floor of Janabai’s house.

In the morning when priests see the statue of Lord Vitthal they come to the conclusion that somebody must have stolen the ornament of Lord. They see a blanket nearby and assume it must belong to the thief. They start questioning everyone to find out to whom that belonged.

Janabai tells them that it belonged to her, priests search her house and when they find the ornament they accuse her of the theft, she tells them that the Lord was sleeping in her house yesterday and he must have left the ornament. People laugh at her, and thinking of her to be a liar, they decide to hang her to death.

They march her on streets, and just before the time to kill her, she prays to Lord Vitthal and he appears.

(Information from book “Santpatanchi Santwani” ( संतपटांची संतवाणी )by Isak Mujawar, sites last.fm, MuVyz,wiki, HFGK and my notes has been used herein, with thanks.)


Song-Ram ras barse re bhai (Sant Janabai)( 1949) Singer-Unknown male voice, Lyrics-Pt Narendra Sharma, MD-Sudhir Phadke
Chorus

Lyrics

Ram ras barse
Ram ras barse
Ram ras barse re bhai
Ram ras barse re bhai

daaku bhi harinaam kare
kyun tarse re bhai
arre kyun tarse se bhai
Ram ras barse
Ram ras barse
Ram ras barse re bhai
Ram ras barse re bhai

nirbal ke bal Ram hamaare
garveele Ravan maare
ho garveele Ravan maare
gautam naari shilaa bechaari
charanan se Raghav taare
charanan se Raghav taare
khaaye jhoothe ber
ho khaaye jhoothhe ber
shabar ke kar se re bhai
shabar ke kar se re bhai
Ram ras barse
Ram ras barse
Ram ras barse re bhai
Ram ras barse re bhai

??
dhanush tod jeeti seeta
ho dhanush tod jeeti seeta
mohan ko ye ardh na roye
hari ne rach daayi geeta
hari ne rach daayi geeta
chamke chakr sudarshan
manuwa harshe re bhai
o manuwa harshe re bhai
Ram ras barse
Ram ras barse
Ram ras barse re bhai
Ram ras barse re bhai

soory vansh jab ??
ho ho ho ho
soory vansh jab ??
gwaal baal ke sang khela
ho gwaal baal ke sang khela

pandurang peetaambhar dhaari
pandharpur prabhu ka mela
pandharpur prabhu ka mela
mukh se bolo Ram
ho
mukh se bolo Ram
kaho to ham sab se bhai
kaho to ham sab se bhai
Ram ras barse
Ram ras barse
Ram ras barse re bhai
Ram ras barse re bhai
Ram wahi jo ghat ghat ramta re ae
Ram wahi jo ghat ghat ramta
?? ko ek hari
?? ko ek hari
Ram Shyam mein sab Narayan
peer deen ki door kare
peer deen ki door kare

jaise man ke saath
ho jaise man ke saath
jaise hari darse re bhai
jaise hari darse re bhai
Ram ras barse
Ram ras barse
Ram ras barse re bhai
Ram ras barse re bhai

daaku bhi hari naam kare kyun
tarse re bhai
arre kyun tarse re bhai
Ram ras barse
Ram ras barse
Ram ras barse re bhai
Ram ras barse re bhai

jai jai vitthal
jai hari vitthal
jai jai vitthal
jai hari vitthal
jai jai vitthal
jai hari vitthal
jai jai vitthal
jai hari vitthal
jai jai vitthal
jai hari vitthal
hari sharnam

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Blog Day : 3762 Post No. : 14735

“Jwaar Bhaata”(1944) was directed by Amiya Chakravarty for Bombay Talkies. The movie had Mridula, Shamim, Agha Jaan, Dilip Kumar, P F Pithawala, K N Singh, Mumtaz Ali, Arun Kumar, Vikram Kapoor, Jagannath Arora,Naseem Lodhi, C J Pandey, Khaleel etc in it. The movie is today remembered as the debut movie of Dilip Kumar.

The movie had ten songs in it. For some reason I thought that this movie was already YIPPEED. My be I confused it with some other movie. Only three songs from the movie have been discussed so far.

Here is the fourth song from “Jwaar Bhaata”(1944) to appear in the blog. This song is a calling the beloved song which is sung by Parul Ghosh. Pt Narendra Sharma is the lyricist. Music is composed by Anil Biswas.

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

Some words in the lyrics are not clear. I request our readers with keener ears to help fill in the blanks/ suggest corrections as applicable.


Song-More aangan mein chhitki chaandni (Jwaar Bhaata)(1944) Singer-Parul Ghosh, Lyrics-Narendra Sharma, MD-Anil Biswas

Lyrics

More aangan mein chhitki chaandni
haan chaandni
ghar aaja sajan
More aangan mein chhitki chaandni
haan chaandni
ghar aaja sajan
chhedi koyal ne
chhedi koyal ne preet ki raagini
meethhi raagini
chhedi koyal ne preet ki raagini
meethhi raagini
ghar aaja sajan
More aangan mein chhitki chaandni
haan chaandni
ghar aaja sajan
More aangan mein chhitki chaandni

chanda more ang jalaaye ae
chanda more ang jalaaye
preet ki jwaala
preet ki jwaala
?? ??
chanda more ang jalaaye
kumhlaaye ho kumhlaaye ae
kumhlaaye piya bin shaalini(?)
haan shaalini(?)
ghar aaja sajan
More aangan mein chhitki chaandni
haan chaandni
ghar aaja sajan
More aangan mein chhitki chaandni

kheli sajan sang neend nigodi
kheli
haa haa
kheli sajan sang neend nigodi
tadpat nikle man ki ??
??
sajan sang neend nigodi
ho o o o o
main bani teri bairaagini
bairaagini ee
More aangan mein chhitki chaandni
haan chaandni
ghar aaja sajan
More aangan mein chhitki chaandni ee ee ee


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Blog Day : 3731 Post No. : 14675

“Narsimha Avtaar”(1949) was directed by Sohrab Modi for Minerva Movietone, Bombay. This mythological movie had Laxman, Niranjan sharma, Shobhana Samarth, Mahipal, Madan Mohan, Raj Narayan Tiwari, Hari Shivdasani, Kamal, Anant Joshi, Leela Kumari, Kanta Kumari, Sheela Kumari, Pt Amarnath, Sulochana, Saajan, Rajkumar etc in it.

The movie had eleven songs in it. Three of these songs have been covered in the blog. All of them were discussed in 2011 !

Now, after seven years, here is the next song from “Narsimha Avtaar”(1949) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Lalita DewoolkarLata. Pt Narendra Sharma is the lyricist. Music is composed by Vasant Desai.

I have not been able to get a few words right in the lyrics. I request our readers with keener ears to help fill in the blanks/ suggest corrections as applicable.

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


Song-Jagmag taare jhhalke (Narsimha Avtaar)(1949) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Narendra Sharma, MD-Vasant Desai

Lyrics

jagmag taare jhalke ae ae
jagmag taare jhalke
jagmag taare jhalke ae ae
jagmag taare jhalke

raat andheri
dekh na dar mann
raat andheri
dekh na dar mann
jagmag taare jhalke ae ae
jagmag taare jhalke

prabhu ka dhyaan hriday mein
sir par maa ki aanchal chhaaya
dekh rahin do aankhen
das disi dhan aanand mandraaya
das disi dhan aanand mandraaya
sukh muskaata neeche maa ke
paawan charan kamal ke ae
jagmag taare jhalke

sankat to bhakton ki kasauti
gahna hai dukh sahna aa aa
gahna hai dukh sahna aa aa
hai hari naam adhar ki shobha
hai hari naam adhar ki shobha
keshav kahte rahna aa aa
keshav kahte rahna aa aa
keshav
keshav
keshav


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

Blog Day : 3695 Post No. : 14612

Month of August is full of so many National memories. Whenever we celebrate 9th August or 15th August, there will be invariably references of martyrs who dedicate their lives for the nation. We fought one war with China and four with Pakistan, and our loss of ‘shaheeds‘ was substantial.

Jaidev ji composed these Pt Narendra Sharma’s expressive lyrics in the voice of Lata ji. He recorded the same song with the voice of Asha ji and even that is equally popular.

(After the China war Lata and Asha had practised with a song of Pradeep ji, composed by C Ramchandra. But when Lata ji sang it ALONE on 26th January function at New Delhi, it became a much discussed controversy, as everybody will recall.)

The lyrics are so impressive and expressive, that there is no need for longer explanation. I am sure that the listeners of the song will become totally emotional.


Song: Jo Samar Mein Ho Gaye Amar (Patriotic NFS)(1962) Singers: Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics: Pt Narendra Sharma, Music: Jaidev

Lyrics

jo samar mein ho gaye amar
main un ki yaad mein
gaa rahii huun aaj shradhdhaa-geet
dhanyavaad mein
jo samar mein ho gaye amar
main un ki yaad mein
gaa rahii huun aaj shradhdhaa-geet
dhanyavaad mein
jo samar mein ho gaye amar
 
laut kar na aayenge
vijay dilaane waale veer
mere geet anjali mein
un ke liye nayan-neer
laut kar na aayenge
vijay dilaane waale veer
mere geet anjali mein
un ke liye nayan-neer
sang phool-paan ke
rang hai nishaan ke
shoorveer aan ke
jo samar mein ho gaye amar
main un ki yaad mein
gaa rahii huun aaj shradhdhaa-geet
dhanyavaad mein
jo samar mein ho gaye amar

vijay ke phool khil rahe hain
phool adh-khile jhare
unke khoon se hamaare
khet baag ban harey
vijay ke phool khil rahe hain
phool adh-khile jhare
unke khoon se hamaare
khet baag ban harey
dhruva hain kraanti-gaan ke
surya nava-vihaan ke
shoorveer aan ke
jo samar mein ho gaye amar
main un ki yaad mein
gaa rahii huun aaj shradhdhaa-geet
dhanyavaad mein
jo samar mein ho gaye amar
 
wo gaye ke reh sakey
swatantrata swadesh ki
vishwa bhar mein maanyataa ho
mukti ke sandesh ki
wo gaye ke reh sakey
swatantrata swadesh ki
vishwa bhar mein maanyataa ho
mukti ke sandesh ki
praan desh-praan ke
moorti swaabhimaan ke
shoorveer aan ke
jo samar mein ho gaye amar
main un ki yaad mein
gaa rahii huun aaj shradhdhaa-geet
dhanyavaad mein
jo samar mein ho gaye amar
main un ki yaad mein
gaa rahii huun aaj shradhdhaa-geet
dhanyavaad mein
jo samar mein ho gaye amar

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Bharat Upadhyay)
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जो समर में हो गए अमर
मैं उनकी याद में
गा रही हूँ आज श्रद्धा गीत
धन्यवाद में
जो समर में हो गए अमर
मैं उनकी याद में
गा रही हूँ आज श्रद्धा गीत
धन्यवाद में
जो समर में हो गए अमर …

लौट कर न आएंगे
विजय दिलाने वाले वीर
मेरे गीत अंजली में
उनके लिए नयन-नीर
लौट कर न आएंगे
विजय दिलाने वाले वीर
मेरे गीत अंजली में
उनके लिए नयन-नीर
संग फूल-पान के
रँग हैं निशान के
शूर वीर आन के
जो समर में हो गए अमर
मैं उनकी याद में
गा रही हूँ आज श्रद्धा गीत
धन्यवाद में
जो समर में हो गए अमर …

विजय के फूल खिल रहे हैं
फूल अध-खिले झरे
उनके खून से हमारे
खेत बाग बन हरे
विजय के फूल खिल रहे हैं
फूल अध-खिले झरे
उनके खून से हमारे
खेत बाग बन हरे
ध्रुव हैं क्राँति-गान के
सूर्य नव-विहान के
शूर वीर आन के
जो समर में हो गए अमर
मैं उनकी याद में
गा रही हूँ आज श्रद्धा गीत
धन्यवाद में
जो समर में हो गए अमर …

वो गए कि रह सके
स्वतंत्रता स्वदेश की
विश्व भर में मान्यता हो
मुक्ति के संदेश की
वो गए कि रह सके
स्वतंत्रता स्वदेश की
विश्व भर में मान्यता हो
मुक्ति के संदेश की
प्राण देश-प्राण के
मूर्ति स्वाभिमान के
शूर वीर आन के
जो समर में हो गए अमर
मैं उनकी याद में
गा रही हूँ आज श्रद्धा गीत
धन्यवाद में
जो समर में हो गए अमर
मैं उनकी याद में
गा रही हूँ आज श्रद्धा गीत
धन्यवाद में
जो समर में हो गए अमर …


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Blog Day : 3673 Post No. : 14557

“Maalti Madhav”(1951) was produced by BhaleRao-Shreenivas Joshi and directed by M Neelkanth for Prasann Pictures, Bombay. This mythological movie (based of Sansktit Poet Bhavbhuti’s creation of the same name) had Durga Khote, Anant Marathe, Baby Shakuntala, Balakram, Indu Pal, Pittu, Sushaant, Vasant Shinde, Indu Kulkarni, Ganpat Rao, Gauri, Kelkar, Subodhini, Takalkar, Kumud Lele, Bargeer, Suman, Raj Kishore, Sulochana etc in it.

The movie had nine songs in it. Two songs from the movie have been covered. Both of them were covered way back in 2011 !

Now, after seven years, here is the next song from “Maalti Madhav”(1951) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Lata. Pt Narendra Sharma is the lyricist. Music is composed by Sudhir Phadke.

Only the audio of the song is available. Most likely the song was picturised on Durga Khote who was the leading lady in the movie.


Song-Man saunp diya anjaane mein (Maalti Madhav)(1951) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Pt Narendra Sharma, MD-Sudhir Phadke

Lyrics

man saunp diya anjaane mein
man saunp diya anjaane mein
man saunp diya anjaane mein
anjaane mein
anjaane mein
anjaane mein
anjaane mein
man saunp diya anjane mein
man saup diya anjane mein

nainon ne darash ras kiya paan
kar diya palak ne hriday daan
nainon ne darash ras kiya paan
kar diya palak ne hriday daan
ik jhalak mein bandhe praanon se pran
ek jhalak me bandhe praanon se pran
kitna sukh hai bandh jaane mein
kitna sukh hai bandh jaane mein
man saunp diya anjaane mein
man saunp diya anjaane mein

aankhon ko kya ho gaya aaj
hain pathh mein atke bina kaaj
aankhon ko kya ho gaya aaj
hain pathh mein atke bina kaaj
pag pag par inko barje laaj
pag pag par inko barje laaj
ye aati nahin bahlaane mein
ye aati nahin bahlaane mein
man saunp diya anjaane mein
man saunp diya anjaane mein


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Blog Day : 3579 Post No. : 14331

“Ratnaghar”(1955) was produced by Sudhir Phadke and Y H Joshi and directed by Yashwant Pethkar for Navbharat Chitra, Bombay. The movie had Shakuntala, Lalita Pawar, Raja Paranjpe, Suryakant, Madan Mohan, Takalkar etc in it.

The movie had five songs in it. All the five songs were solos sung by Lata. One song has been covered in the past.

Here is the second song from “Ratnaghar”(1955) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Lata Mangeshkar, of course. Pt Narendra Sharma is the lyricist. Music is composed by Sudhir Phadke.

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


Song-Main ban ki bholi gwaalaniya (Ratnaghar)(1955) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Narendra Sharma, MD-Sudhir Phadke

Lyrics

main ban ki bholi gwaalaniya
main ban ki bholi gwaalaniya
o shyaam teri ban jaaungi
ghanshyaam teri ban jaaungi
teri meethhi meethhi murli par
teri meethhi meethhi murli par
main swar ban kar mandraaungi
ghanshyaam teri ban jaaungi

maine tere liye singaar kiya
o o ho ho o o
maine tere liye singaar kiya
aur nainon ko tujh par waar diya
jaana na kabhi maine pahle
jaana na kabhi maine pahle
main geet preet ke gaaungi
ghanshyaam teri ban jaaungi
o ghanshyaam teri ban jaaungi

main ras ki gagariya aa aa
main ras ki gagariya se bheeg gayi
main reejh gayi
jeevan mein pahli baar aaj
jeevan mein pahli baar aaj
main apne se sharmaaungi
ghanshyaam teri ban jaaungi
o ghanshyam teri ban jaaungi

main ban ki kali aur ban mein pali
kabhi dekhi nahin preetam ki gali
kabhi dekhi nahin preetam ki gali
kab daras milega mohan ka
kab daras milega mohan ka
kab mohan par bali jaaungi
ghanshyaam teri ban jaaungi
main ban ki bholi gwaalaniya
main ban ki bholi gwaalaniya


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Blog Day : 3521 Post No. : 14142

“Aandhiyaan”(1952) was directed by Chetan Anand for Navketan, Bombay. The movie had Dev Anand, Nimmi, Kalpana Kartik, K N Singh,Johnny Walker etc. in it.

The movie had eight songs in it. Seven of these songs have been covered in the past. Here are the details of these songs:-

Song Title

Post No.

Post Date

Wo chaand nahin dil hai kisi deewaane kaa 3521 16-Feb-11
Ghanshyam ke hain ghanshyaam nayan 9420 8-Feb-14
Dil ka khazaana khol diya 9945 7-Jul-14
Hai kahin per shaadmaani aur kahin naashaadiyaan Triple version song 14118 3-Mar-18
Dard bant raha hai kise dard chaahiye 14135 7-Mar-18

Here is the eighth and final song from “Aandhiyaan”(1952) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Surinder Kaur. Pt Narendra Sharma is the lyricist. Music is composed by Ustaad Ali Akbar Khan.

The video of this song is available but it is incomplete with missing parts. The full audio of the song is thankfully available.

Picturisation shows that it is a mujra song picturised on Nimmy. I hope I have identified the dancer correctly. I request our knowledgeable readers to help identify the dancer and others in the picturisation.

I have not been able to get a few words correctly to my satisfaction. I request our readers with keener ears to help fill in the blanks/ suggest corrections wherever applicable.

With this song, “Aandhiyaan”(1952) joins the list of movies that have all their songs covered in the blog.

Video partial

Audio Full


Song-Main mubaarakbaad dene aayi hoon(Aandhiyaan)(1952) Singer-Surinder Kaur, Lyrics-Pt Narendra Sharma, MD-Ali Akbar Khan

Lyrics

o o o o
main mubaarakbaad dene aayi hoon
shahnaayi(?) hoon
shahnaayi(?) hoon
o o o o
main mubaarakbaad dene aayi hoon
shahnaayi(?) hoon

main bekhudi hoon
pyaar ki
main bekhudi hoon pyaar ki
pyaar ki
main husn ki
main husn ki
main husn ki angdaayi hoon
main husn ki angdaayi hoon
tan gulchhadi
man phuljhadi
tan gulchhadi
man phuljhadi
aankhen hamaari badi badi

madhosh hoja
madhosh hoja
ja
madhosh hoja
hoja
manchale
o manchale
ye raat jaayegi nahin
phir raat aayegi nahin
phir ye taraana aa aa aa
phir ye taraana
jhum tananana dere dheem
tananana dere dheem
tananadere dheem
dheem dheem

phir ye taraana aa aa aa
phir ye taraana
pyaar ka
pyaar ka
bulbul sunaayegi nahin
ye raat jaayegi nahin
phir raat aayegi nahin
dheem tanana dere dheem
tanana dere dheem
tanana dere dheem
dheem dheem

tan gulchhadi
man phuljhadi
tan gulchhadi
man phuljhadi
aankhen hamaari
aankhen hamaari badi badi

madhosh hoja
madhosh hoja
ja
madhosh hoja
hoja
manchale o manchale
ye raat jaayegi nahin
phir raat aayegi nahin
phir ye taraana
aa aa aa aa aa
phir ye taraana
dheem
tananade
dheem
tananade re
dheem
tanade re dheem
dheem dheem

phir ye taraana
aa aa aa
phir ye taraana
pyaar ka
pyaar ka
bulbul sunaayegi nahin
ye raat jaayegi nahin
phir raat aayegi nahin
dheeem tanana dere dheem
tanana dere dheem
tanana dere dheem
dheem dheem


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Blog Day : 3519 Post No. : 14135

“Aandhiyaan”(1952) was directed by Chetan Anand for Navketan, Bombay. The movie had Dev Anand, Nimmi, Kalpana Kartik, K N Singh,Johnny Walker etc. in it.

The movie had eight songs in it. Six of these songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the seventh song from “Aandhiyaan”(1952) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Asha Bhonsle and chorus, with an unknown male voice also singing a stanza. Pt Narendra Sharma is the lyricist. Music is composed by Ali Akbar Khan.

The picturisation shows this song being lip synced by Nimmi and others. I request our knowledgeable readers to help identify the male voice who sings for a male dancer (Uday Shankar ? ).


Song-Dard bant raha hai kise dard chaahiye (Aandhiyaan)(1952) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Pt Narendra Sharma, MD-Ali Akbar Khan
Unknown male voice
Chorus

Lyrics

dard bant raha hai
kise ae ae dard chaahiye
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa

dard bant raha hai
kise dard chaahiye ae
dard bant raha hai
kise dard chaahiye

dukhte dil ko dard mein humdard chaahiye ae
dukhte dil ko dard mein humdard chaahiye

do dilon pe dukh ke kaale megh chhaaye aaj
megh chhaaye aaj
kaun apne hain
dard bant raha hai
kise dard chaahiye

chandramukhi
radha radha radha
radha radha radha
radha radha radha
chandramukhi
radha radha radha
radha radha radha
radha radha radha

humko kasam
humko kasam
aaj madhur prem naam ki
humko kasam
humko kasam
aaj madhur prem naam ki

jodi kabhi bichhdi nahin raadheshyaam ki
raavan ki nahin
nahin raavan ki nahin
hogi jaanki

jaanki rahegi hamesha hi raam ki
raam ki ee
raam ki ee ee
dard bant raha hai
kise dard chaahiye ae
dard bant raha hai
kise dard chaahiye


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Blog Day : 3515 Post No. : 14118

Today’s song is from the 1952 film ‘Aandhiyaan’.

The early part of the 1950s was a turbulent period for the Hindi film industry. A wholesale, but silent change was taking pace. Though the exchange of film fraternity from India to Pakistan and vice versa had slowed down, the vacancies created by the exit of actors, directors and composers were getting filled up fast. At the same time, the older generation of artistes was slowly fading out, giving way to the artists of the newer generation.

Changes were taking place even in other areas, like public tastes in music and the film contents. This automatically changed the face of the film music and the type of film stories presented. Hindi films were now becoming entertainment oriented, taking a precedence over films discussing social reforms. Surprisingly, the decade of the 50s became a ‘ Golden Period ‘ for mythological, religious and devotional films. As many as 124 such films were released in 10 years from 1950 to 1959. This gave roughly an average of one such film released every month continuously for 10 years !

Older composers like Gyan Dutt, Husnlal Bhagatram, K Datta, Hansraj Behl etc were on the decline and the newer ones like Shankar-Jaikishen, Madan Mohan, OP Nayyar etc. prospered. Some old stalwarts like Naushad, C Ramchandra and SD Burman continued their popularity for many more years. Actors, who had entered this field in the second half of the 40s pushed hard to establish themselves into this new set up. It was easier for them to adapt their working pattern to suit the new tastes. One such actor was Dev Anand.

By the end of second world war, writer director Chetan Anand was struggling hard. He wrote dramas, worked for All India Radio, worked even for BBC and finally met KA Abbas of IPTA. Meanwhile, his brother Dev Anand too, after graduation, came down to Bombay and worked in the British Censor Office at a salary of Rs. 160 pm. He too joined IPTA. The brothers worked there and acted in IPTA’s drama, ‘Zubeida’. But their target was Hindi films. Luckily, in 1945, Dev got a role in Prabhat’s film ‘Hum Ek Hain’ and same time Chetan also became Director of India Pictures’ film ‘Neecha Nagar’. Both films were released in 1946 and flopped at the same time. ‘Neecha Nagar’ was critically acclaimed but popularly rejected. Till 1948, every film of Dev Anand was a flop. ‘Ziddi’ (1948), a film which he got courtesy Ashok kumar, was a hit film. Then came Madhubala and ‘Niraala’ (1950).

One day, Dev Anand went to Makanlal Jain, owner of M and T Films, and asked for his full payment in advance and also some more as a loan. Jain liked and trusted Dev, so he gave all that money to him. Dev took all that money to Chetan Anand and said, “Let us start our own banner. I will be the hero and you be the director. Suraiyya will be our heroine”. They established Navketan in 1949. Nav means New and Ketan was the name of Chetan’s son. They established their first office in room number 147 in Famous Studios, Mahalaxmi, Bombay.

Chetan Anand had written a drama ‘The Inspector General’, inspired by Nikolai Gogol’s drama ‘The Government Inspector’. With suitable adaptation in this drama, Navketan’s first film,’Afsar’ (1950) was made on shoe string budget, within six months. The film was released on 16-6-1950. And it promptly flopped. For their next film, they called in their good friend Guru Dutt to be the director and selected a crime story. They needed a new heroine. Mona Sinha, a cousin of Uma Anand (Chetan Anand’s wife) had come to Bombay as their guest. Chetan selected her and changed her name to Kalpana Kartik. She became the heroine of 7 Navketan films. Later on, when Dev Anand married Kalpana Kartik in 1954, Chetan Anand, in addition to being his brother, also became his co-Brother ( साडू ).

The film that Guru Dutt directed for Navketan – ‘Baazi’ (1951) became a hit film and it gave Navketan the much needed stability. Two more films were planned, ‘Aandhiyaan’ (1952) and ‘Humsafar’ (1953). Again, both films were flops. Navketan decided to fall back on a crime story once again. Uma Anand wrote the story, Chetan wrote the screenplay and Vijay Anand wrote the dialogues. SD Burman was brought back for the music – the music of ‘Baazi’ had also been a hit. The film – ‘Taxi Driver’ was directed by Chetan Anand and it became an unprecedented hit film. The songs became popular and SD Burman got the Filmfare award too. ‘Taxi Driver’ was also the first film showing the new logo of Navketan for the first time.

Coming to the film we are discussing today. ‘Aandhiyaan’ was written by Chetan Anand and Hameed Bhatt – his friend from their IPTA days. This time music was composed by Ustad Ali Akbar Khan. Jaidev, who had learnt sarod from the Ustad, became his assistant for this and the next film. Ten years later Jaidev would independently give music to Navketan’s hit film, ‘Hum Dono’ (1961). All the 8 songs of ‘Aandhiyaan’ were written by Pt Narendra Sharma. 5 singers – Lata, Asha, Hemant Kumar, Laxmi Shankar and Surinder Kaur were used. Lata sang a long song in 3-parts, which is being presented today. It is almost 10 minutes long. One of the commenters on YouTube has stated that this was originally recorded as a 6-part song. Since HFGK reports only 3 parts, either the claim is wrong or the other 3 parts must have been discarded before the film took final shape.

The choreography for the film was done by Laxmi Shankar, who also sang one song in the film. The cast of the film was Dev Anand, Kalpana Kartik, Nimmi, KN Singh, MA Latif, Leela Mishra, Durga Khote etc. Johnny Walker had a small role in the film, probably as a mascot (which did not work this time). The story of the film is

Ram Mohan (Dev Anand) is a sincere and hard working advocate. He is the legal advisor to Seth Deen Dayal (MA Latif). Seth ji’s daughter Janki (Kalpana Kartik) and Ram Mohan are in love. Seth ji gives his consent for their marriage and they are engaged. Raami (Nimmi) secretly loves Ram Mohan but never expresses her love. Another businessman Kuber Das (KN Singh) wants to marry Janki.

Janki’s mother falls ill and Seth ji spends all his money on her treatment. Finally, he even asks for a loan from Kuber Das. Kuber puts a condition that Janki should marry him. With all other sources exhausted, Seth ji has no option. Janki also is ready to marry  Kuber to save her mother. Thus Kuber marries Janki. When Janki’s mother comes to know this, she goes into a shock and passes away.

Kuber wants Janki to sleep with him, but she refuses. When he forces, Janki runs away and collides with Raami, who had come there to inform her about her mother’s death. When she sees Kuber forcing Janki, Raami kills Kuber Das. She is arrested and brought to court. Before she gets to hear her sentence she dies in the courtroom itself.

Ram Mohan and Janki get married. (No. 651)

 


Song – Hai Kahin Par Shaadmaani Aur Kahin Nashaadiyaan (Aandhiyaan) (1952) Singer – Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Pt Narendra Sharma, Music – Ustad Ali Akbar Khan

Lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)

———–
Part 1
———–
hai kahin par shaadmaani
aur kahin nashaadiyaan
aati hain duniya mein sukh dukh ki
sadaa yun aandhiyaan
aandhiyaan
aati hain duniya mein sukh dukh ki
sadaa yun aandhiyaan
aandhiyaan
hai kahin par shaadmaani
aur kahin nashaadiyaan

kya raaz hai
kya raaz hai..ai..ai
kya raaz hai
kya raaz hai
aaj parwaane ko bhi
apni lagan par naaz hai
naaz hai
kyon shama bechain hai
khamosh honay ke liye..e..e
kyon shama bechain hai
khamosh honay ke liye
aansuon ki kya zaroorat
aansuon ki kya zaroorat
dil ko roney ke liye
dil ko roney ke liye
tere dil ka saaz pagli
tere dil ka saaz pagli
aaj be-awaaz hai
aaj be-awaaz hai

hai kahin par shaadmaani
aur kahin nashaadiyaan..aan..aan

———–
Part 2
———–

aaa aaaa aaa
aaaaa aaaa aaa
aaaaa aaaaa aaaaa aaaaa
aaaa aaa aaaa aaa

hai kahin par shaadmaani
aur kahin nashaadiyaan
hai kahin par shaadmaani
aur kahin nashaadiyaan
aati hain duniya mein sukh dukh ki
sadaa yun aandhiyaan
aandhiyaan

aain aisi aandhiaan
aain aisi aandhiaan
aaan..dhi..aa..aa.aan
bujh gaya ghar ka chirag
dhul nahin sakta kabhi
jo pad gaya aanchal mein daa..aa..aagh
dhul nahin sakta kabhi
jo pad gaya aanchal mein daagh
the jahaan armaan
the jahaan armaan
us dil ko milin barbaadiaan
barbaadiaan

hai kahin par shaadmaani
aur kahin nashaadiyaa..aa..aan

———–
Part 3
———–

aaaa aaaa aaaa aaaa
aaaa aaaaaa aaaaaaa aaa

aaaa aaaaa aaaaaaaa
aaaaa aaaaa aaaaaaa aaaaa aaaaa aaaaaaaaaaa

zindagi ke sabz daaman mein
zindagi ke sabz daaman mein
kabhi phoolon ke baag
zindagi ke sabz daaman mein

zindagi ke surkh daaman mein
kabhi kaanton ke daagh
zindagi ke surkh daaman mein
kabhi kaanton ke daagh

kabhi phoolon ke baagh
kabhi kaanton ke daagh

phool kaanton se bhari hain
zindagi ki vaadiaan
aati hain duniya mein sukh dukh ki
sadaa yun aandhiyaan
aandhiyaan
hai kahin par shaadmaani
aur kahin nashaadiyaan

———————————————————
Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
———————————————————
———–
भाग १
———–

है कहीं पर शादमानी
और कहीं नाशादियां
आती हैं दुनिया में सुख दुख की
सदा यूं आंधियाँ
आंधियाँ
आती हैं दुनिया में सुख दुख की
सदा यूं आंधियाँ
आंधियाँ
है कहीं पर शादमानी
और कहीं नाशादियां

क्या राज़ है
क्या राज़ है॰॰ऐ॰॰ऐ
क्या राज़ है
क्या राज़ है
आज परवाने को भी’
अपनी लगन पे नाज़ है
नाज़ है
क्यों शमा बेचैन है
खामोश होने के लिए॰॰ए॰॰ए
क्यों शमा बेचैन है
खामोश होने के लिए
आंसुओं की क्या ज़रूरत
आंसुओं की क्या ज़रूरत
दिल को रोने के लिए
दिल को रोने के लिए
तेरे दिल का साज़ पगली
तेरे दिल का साज़ पगली
आज बेआवाज़ है
आज बेआवाज़ है

है कहीं पर शादमानी
और कहीं नाशादियां

———–
भाग २
———–
आss आsss आss
आssss आsss आss
आssss आssss आsssss आssss
आsss आss आsss आss

है कहीं पर शादमानी
और कहीं नाशादियां
है कहीं पर शादमानी
और कहीं नाशादियां
आती हैं दुनिया में सुख दुख की
सदा यूं आंधियाँ
आंधियाँ

आईं ऐसी आंधियां
आईं ऐसी आंधियां
आं॰॰धि॰॰आ॰॰यां
बुझ गया गहर का चिराग
धुल नहीं सकता कभी
जो पदगाया आँचल में दा॰॰आ॰॰आग़
धुल नहीं सकता कभी
जो पदगाया आँचल में दाग़
थे जहां अरमां
थे जहां अरमां
उस दिल को मिलीं
बरबादीयां
है कहीं पर शादमानी
और कहीं नाशादियां

———–
भाग ३
———–
आss आss आss आss
आss आsssss आssssss आss

आss आsss आssssss
आssss आssss आssssss आssss आssss
आssssssss

ज़िंदगी के सब्ज़ दामन में
ज़िंदगी के सब्ज़ दामन में
कभी फूलों के बाग
ज़िंदगी के सब्ज़ दामन में

ज़िंदगी के सुर्ख दामन में
कभी काँटों के दाग़
ज़िंदगी के सुर्ख दामन में
कभी काँटों के दाग़

कभी फूलों के बाग
कभी काँटों के दाग़
फूल काँटों से भरी हैं
ज़िंदगी की वादियाँ
आती हैं दुनिया में सुख दुख की
सदा यूं आंधियाँ
आंधियाँ
आंधियाँ
है कहीं पर शादमानी
और कहीं नाशादियां


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

This is 1000 post on the blog with Hindi lyrics by Sudhir.

Blog Day : 3495 Post No. : 14045

The beautiful ‘अलंकृत’ verses like

गुन गुन गुन गुंजन धुन गूँजे भंवरन की. . .
and
बहे गंध अंध मधु मंद पवन उपवन की. . .

can only come from the thoughts of a poet whose insight into the human emotions and feelings is as deep, as his breadth of the knowledge of vocabulary and the grammar of the language, and then, plus his creativity to weave together the emotions and the words, in a manner that will make the mind pause and think. . . wow.

Remembering Pt Narendra Sharma, poet extraordinaire, on the anniversary of his passing away today (11th February).

The mention of his name, brings to mind first and foremost, that near divine creation of sheer poetry which, combined with the music of Sudhir Phadke, is considered by many as probably the best Hindi film song that best represents the cultural milieu of this sub-continent. Yes, I refer to “Jyoti Kalash Chhalke. . .” – a benchmark creation that has never been bettered. (Film ‘Bhabhi Ki Choodiyaa’, 1961).

And the mind then wanders more to gather such priceless gems as “Kahaan Ud Chalen Hain, Mann Praan Mere” (also from ‘Bhabhi Ki Choodiyaan’), “Saanjh Ki Bela, Panchhi Akela” (from ‘Jwaar Bhaata’, 1944), “Mann Mor Hua Matwaala. . .” and “Naina Deewaane. . .” (both from ‘Afsar’, 1950), “Charan Tumhaare Phool Hamaare” (from ‘Narsinh Avtaar’, 1949),”Wo Chaand Nahin Dil Hai Kisi Deewaane Kaa” and “Hain Kahin Par Shaadmaani Aur Kahin Nashaadiaan” (from ‘Aandhiyaan’, 1952), and on to the likes of “Satyam Shivam Sundaram” (from ‘Satyam Shivam Sundaram’, 1978) and “Bhanwre Ne Khilaaya Phool. . .” (from ‘Prem Rog’, 1982). And yes, the theme song of the mega serial ‘Mahabharat’ from 1980s – “Ath Shri Mahabharat Katha. . .”.

Pandit Narendra Sharma was born on 28th February, 1913 in the village Jahaangirpuri, in Bulandshehar district in United Provinces (now Uttar Pradesh). He lost his father when he was very young. A true product of a cultured Brahmin family, young Narendra was hardworking, and very serious about his studies. It mattered to him, such that he worked part time during his senior school and college years, to pay for his own education. He passed his high school in first division from Khurja, and did his BA and MA in Hindi from Allahabad University. His budding poetic creativity took strong roots during his college years. His voice was sweet and tempered, and he became a popular and regular invitee at Kavi Sammelans. He also came in touch with other senior contemporaries like Sumitra Nandan Pant and Bhagvati Charan Verma, and his creative endowment blossomed even further.

The years of freedom struggle were ongoing. After his MA, he co-edited a paper with Sumitra Nandan Pant, worked as a scribe and translator for the Congress party at their Swaraj Bhawan office in Allahabad, and continuously published his works in magazines like ‘Madhuri’, ‘Chaand’ and ‘Saraswati’. During the 1942 Quit India movement, he was arrested and spent many months in Deoli jail.

1942-43 was also the time when there was an upheaval in the film industry. Himanshu Rai, the founder of Bomaby Talkies, has passed away in 1940. Devika Rani, his wife, had assumed charge of the studio, but soon, the differences with other stakeholders resulted in two camps within the company to start with, and then a final parting of ways in 1943. ‘Kismet’ – one of the most successful films in the history of Indian cinema, had just been released. Shashadhar Mukherjee decided to opt out of the company. He founded Filmistan Studios, and took away a major part of the talent team at Bombay Talkies. Devika Rani was struggling to keep the company afloat.

One of the creative assets that walked over to the new company with S Mukheree was Kavi Pradeep. Suddenly, Bombay Talkies was without their star poet and songwriter. Devika Rani was looking for an equal or better talent to take over the responsibility of song writing for the studio. The request for a poet’s position also came to Bhagwati Charan Verma.

February seems to be an eventful month for Pt Narendra Sharma. He was born and he passed away in this month. And yes, it was early February that Bhagwati Charan Verma came to visit him at his home in Allahabad. The offer was made, and initially declined. Narendra, then thirty years old, was just fresh out of his imprisonment (on account of participation in Quit India movement). He otherwise had his editing and writing work well settled in the city. He cited unfamiliarity with the film industry, and had neither the experience or the intention of writing songs for films. But as the conversation between the two progressed, it was Verma who eventually was able to prevail upon Narendra to come to Bombay.

On the train journey to Bombay, Narendra tried his hand at composing a ‘film-song’ type poem. He wrote “Ae Vaad e Sabaa Ithlaati Na Aa, Mera Gumcha e Dil To Sookh Gaya”. Ah yes, the curriculum in school and college included Urdu as the second language, and the scholar cum poet was also very familiar with the adab and the intricacies of this language.

On reaching Bombay, an immediate meeting was arranged with Devika Rani. On 17th February, he signed a four year contract with the company, as the resident poet cum lyricist. The film ‘Hamaari Baat’ (1943) was on the studio floors, and Narendra shared the piece he had written in the train. Anil Biswas, the resident music director, liked it so much that he immediately agreed to take it on as one of the songs in the film.
[Ed Note: The GK listing shows this song as written by Wali Sahab. The reference details mentioned above are from the chapter on Pt Narendra Sharma from the book “Hindi Filmon Ke Geetkaar’, authored by Sh. Anil Bhargav of Jaipur.]

Narendra wrote many more songs for this film, to be sung by Suraiya, Parul Ghosh and others, including the song “Baadal Dal Sa Nikal Chala Hai” sung by the music director Anil Biswas himself. Continuing at Bombay Talkies till 1947, he wrote the songs for ‘Chaar Aankhen’ (1944), ‘Jwaar Bhaata’ (1944), and ‘Pratima’ (1945). Interesting to note that he has not written any song for the Bombay Talkies film ‘Milan’ in 1946.

In 1947, once he was free from the company contract, he continued his work as a creative writer, and independently writing songs for films. His very first outing outside of Bombay Talkies is with V Shantaram’s Rajkamal Kala Mandir, for the film ‘Matwaala Shair Ramjoshi’ (1947). The list of songs he wrote for this film are impressive pieces of creative poetry,

  • Sundari Naar Sukumaar Khol Dil Dwaar…
  • Thaath Baat Se Math Mein Baitha…
  • Hey Ruk Kahaan Chali O Chandravadan…
  • Yamuna Tat Par Khelen Hori..
  • Son Bhanwar Ud Jaayega…
  • Dhoop Chhaon Ke Khel-Khel Mein…
  • Maal Gale Mein Daali Hai…

In 1953, he joined Aakaashvaani at Bombay, and was instrumental in the setup of the Vividh Bharti national service. The names of certain remarkable programs like ‘Chhaya Geet’, ‘Chitrahaar’, and ‘Hawa Mahal’ were given by him. He moved to the Delhi station in 1961, and then back to the Bombay station in 1966. His association with films continued over the years, although maybe not as prolific as in the 1940s and 50s. However, we continued to receive many an iconic songs from his pen. I would mention a few more – “Tum Aasha Viswaas Hamaare” (from ‘Subah’, 1982), “Kyon Pyaala Chhalakta Hai” and “Hum Chaahen Ya Na Chaahen” (from ‘Phir Bhi’, 1971).

Films were always his second preoccupation. Pt Narendra Sharma has been a mainstream poet and author in Hindi literature. Over the years, he has published 12 collections of poetry, 10 novels, and an equal number of other books. He holds a very eminent position amongst the Hindi literati in the twentieth century. In 1982, when the Asian Games were held in Delhi, he wrote the welcome song “Ath Swaagatam, Shubh Swaagatam” for the opening ceremonies.

I have picked today’s song from one of his earliest films after the stint with Bombay Talkies. With this song, the 1949 film ‘Sati Ahilya’ makes a debut on our blog. The film was produced under the banner of Kamla Chitra, Bombay and was directed by Vasant Painter. There are seven songs listed for this film. All songs are penned by Pt Narendra Sharma, and the music is composed by VG Bhatkar. Regulars will recall from previous discussions – VG Bhatkar is the same person as Snehal Bhatkar.

The name of the singer is not mentioned. On the record, the name mentioned is Menaka, but to me it sounds as one of the roles in the film, and not the name of a singer. There are other songs in the film that are sung by Kamla Kotnis. I request our more knowledgable readers to please help to identify this singing voice.

This song belongs to the ‘coming of age’ genre. As I mentioned in the beginning of this article, the poetic composition and the use of alankars is simply superb. Listen to this oh so imaginatively crafted song, from almost seven decades ago. Enjoy.

 

Song – Ali Jhoom Jhoom Aayi Bela Yauwan Ki  (Sati Ahilya) (1949) Singer – [Unattributed], Lyrics – Pt Narendra Sharma, MD – VG Bhatkar (aka Snehal Bhatkar)

 

Lyrics

ali jhoom jhoom aayi bela
yauwan ki
ali jhoom jhoom aayi bela
yauwan ki
gun gun gun gunjan dhun goonje
bhanwaran ki
ali jhoom jhoom aayi bela
yauwan ki
ali jhoom jhoom aayi bela
yauwan ki

tum dekho ji
main naval kali
tum dekho ji
main naval kali
khulte hi palak main gayi chhali
khulte hi palak main gayi chhali
bahey gandh andh madhu mand pavan
upvan ki
ali jhoom jhoom aayi bela
yauwan ki
ali jhoom jhoom aayi bela
yauwan ki

mere mann mein aag
tan ang raag
mere mann mein aag
tan ang raag
pag pag par jharta hai paraag
pag pag par jharta hai paraag
nikhri tarunaai arunaai
kan kan ki
ali jhoom jhoom aayi bela
yauwan ki
ali jhoom jhoom aayi bela
yauwan ki

mere vikal pran
dekho sujaan
mere vikal pran
dekho sujaan
main madan baan
sehti ajaan
main madan baan
sehti ajaan
kyon sisak sisak gaaun gaahta
khatkan ki
ali jhoom jhoom aayi bela
yauwan ki
ali jhoom jhoom aayi bela
yauwan ki
ali jhoom jhoom aayi..ee..ee

———————————————————
Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
———————————————————
अली झूम झूम आई बेला
यौवन की
अली झूम झूम आई बेला
यौवन की
गुन गुन गुन गुंजन धुन गूँजे
भंवरन की
अली झूम झूम आई बेला
यौवन की
अली झूम झूम आई बेला
यौवन की

तुम देखो जी
मैं नवल कली
तुम देखो जी
मैं नवल कली
खुलते ही पालक मैं छली गई
खुलते ही पालक मैं छली गई
बहे गंध अंध मधु मंद पवन
उपवन की
अली झूम झूम आई बेला
यौवन की
अली झूम झूम आई बेला
यौवन की

मेरे मन में आग
तन अंग राग
मेरे मन में आग
तन अंग राग
पग पग पर झरता है पराग
पग पग पर झरता है पराग
निखरी तरुणाई अरुणिया
कण कण की
अली झूम झूम आई बेला
यौवन की
अली झूम झूम आई बेला
यौवन की

मेरे विकल प्राण
देखो सुजान
मेरे विकल प्राण
देखो सुजान
मैं मदन बाण
सहती अजान
मैं मदन बाण
सहती अजान
क्यों सिसक सिसक गाउँ गाथा
खटकन की
अली झूम झूम आई बेला
यौवन की
अली झूम झूम आई बेला
यौवन की


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