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Blog Day : 3497 Post No. : 14055

“Sheesh Mahal”(1950) was produced by Sohrab Modi for Minerva Movietone. The movie had Sohrab Modi, Naseem Bano, Nigar Sultana, Pushpa Hans, Amarnath, Jawahar Kaul, Pran, Mubarak, Leela Mishra in it.

The story of the movie, as discussed by Mr Arunkumar Deshmukh, our beloved inhouse enyclopaedia, is as following:-

Thakur Jaspal Singh ( Sohrab Modi) lives in the prestigious and palatial house called the Sheesh Mahal. He is badly in debt, yet continues to live a lifestyle far over and above his means. His son and two daughters are concerned, and try to stop him from over-spending, but he disregards them. Then one day the inevitable happens, and Jaspal Singh has to leave Sheesh Mahal, which must now be sold by auction to pay off his debts.

Jaspal and his children move into a small room in the nearby slums, where they hope to spend the rest of their lives. Jaspal’s son, Vikram (Jawahar Kaul) finds employment in a mill, but unfortunately meets with an accident, and in order to save his life, the doctors amputate his leg, leaving his unemployed and dependent. Jaspal’s daughter, Ranjana ( Naseem Bano), attempts to secure employment, but proud Jaspal will not hear of this.

Ranjana gets employment, but she does not tell her father about it. Ranjana meets with a young man, Vikram (Amarnath) and both fall in love with each other. When this young man’s father, Durgaprasad ( Mubarak), comes to ask Jaspal for Ranjana’s hand, Jaspal finds out that he is the new owner of Sheesh Mahal, and that Ranjana has been working as a maid there.

Jaspal is furious, and taking his sword, he rushes over to the Sheesh Mahal with a clear intent of killing Ranjana, and anyone else who dares to stop him.

There he encounters Durgaprasad, who opens his eyes by telling him on his face the reality and that he is living in his past, which does not exist anymore. He warns him not to destroy the future and happiness of his children to pamper his false ego. Thakur realises his mistake. he drops his sword, but he too falls suffering from massive heart attack. He breathes his last accepting all his faults, but it is too late.

The movie had nine songs in it. Eight of these songs have been covered in the past. Here are the details of these songs :

Song Title

Post No.

Post Date

Aayi hai deewali 183 27-Oct-08
Jise dhoondhti phirti hai meri nazar 3820 23-Apr-11
Zehar khaanaa magar dil lagaanaa nahin 3829 28-Apr-11
Tum dekh rahe ho ke mite saare sahaare 4005 15-Jun-11
Muqaddar ke haathhon jahaan ghoomtaa hai 4139 6-Jul-11
Aadmi wo hai museebat se pareshaan na ho 6422 12-Aug-12
Ham kheton ke mahaaraaj hamen darr kaahe ka 12791 10-Jan-17
Bhoole zamaane yaad na kar 14044 11-Feb-18

Here is the ninth and final song from “Sheesh Mahal”(1950) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Pushpa Hans and it is picturised on her as well.

Lyricist is credited as Aaziz. I wonder whether he is a new name or someone who is known to us by some other name. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on him.

Music is composed by Vasant Desai.

With this song, “Sheesh Mahal”(1950) joins the list of movies that have all their songs covered in the blog.


Song-Taqdeer banaane waale ne kaisi taqdeer banaayi hai (Sheesh Mahal)(1950) Singer-Pushpa Hans, Lyrics-Aziz, MD-Vasant Desai

Lyrics

taqdeer banaane waale ne
kaisi taqdeer banaayi hai
barbaadi likh di kismat mein
ye apni shaan dikhaayi hai
taqdeer banaane waale ne
kaisi takdeer banaayi hai

aashaaon ki maala toot gayi
ummeed ke moti bikhar gaye
ummeed ke moti bikhar gaye
armaan bhi jal kar khaaq huye
armaan bhi jal kar khaaq huye
ab jaan pe aafat aayi hai
taqdeer banaane waale ne
kaisi taqdeer banaayi hai

ik jhonka hawa ka aaya thha
aaya aur aa kar nikal gaya
aaya aur aa kar nikal gaya
ham thhandi saans bhi le na sake
ham thhandi saans bhi le na sake
har shaakh e chaman murjhaai hai
taqdeer banaane waale ne
kaisi taqdeer banaayi hai
taqdeer banaane waale ne

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Blog Day : 3495 Post No. : 14044

Today (11 february 2018) is the birth anniversary of Thomas Alva Edison (February 11, 1847 – October 18, 1931). People may argue that he has nothing to do with HFM, but I would argue back that there would be no HFM but for Edison. One out of Edison’s countless inventions was the invention of phonograph, which made it possible to record sound. All the HFM music that we are listening to now owe their existence to this paradigm shifting invention in human existence. We have no way of knowing how the great personalities of the past sounded like, but thanks to Edison, we got a device that could record the voices of people for posterity. That way the contemporaries of Edison and those who came later has their lives enriched to a degree that is beyond our imagination.

Of course, motion picture camera and light bulb are also his inventions. One can safely say that the modern life that we take for granted these days owes a lot to the inventions of Edison. All these inventions led to creation of major industries !

Lots and lots of other discoveries and inventions by lots and lots of other people have taken place since then. In the past, there was no way to preserve voice for postrity. Now it can not only be preserved, but now it can be shared with others easily with people that may be living on the other side of the globe, without leaving the comforts of our own homes ! What is more, these recordings can even be edited, enhanced etc. For instance, there are quite a few recordings that are of poor quality. But tchnology is now available that enables us to improve their quality quite dramatically.

It goes without saying that our blog makes use of lots of technologies that Thomas Edison and many others have created over that last 150 years or so.

Take the song under discussion for example. This song is from “Sheesh Mahal”(1950). Sheesh Mahal had nine nine songs in it. Seven songs have been covered in the blog. Out of the remaining two songs, one song is available in good audio quality (even video is available). But there is one song which seems to be missing from the movie and its audio, as available leave much to be desired.

But as noted above, technology comes to the rescue. There are audio softwares available that can help reduce noise and enhance audio quality. I am not much experienced in such matters but still I have been able to reduce the noise in this audio to an extent where the audio quality is bearable. May be with experience, I will become better.

So, on the occasion of Thomas Alva Edison’s 171st birth anniversary, here is this rare song from “Sheesha Mahal”(1950). This song is sung by Pushpa Hans. She had acted in it as well, so assuming that this song was picturised, it was picturised on herself.

Shams Lucknowi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Vasant Desai.

This song becomes the 500th song of 1950 to appear in the blog. That way, 1950 becomes the second year, after 1949, to have 500 songs in the blog. 1959 and 1960 are two years that are waiting in the wings to join this group.


Song-Bhoole zamaane yaad na kar (Sheesh Mahal)(1950) Singer-Pushpa Hans, Lyrics-Shams Lucknowi, MD-Vasant Desai

Lyrics

bhoole zamaane yaad na kar
yaad na kar
bhoole zamaane yaad na kar
yaad na kar

duniya ki yahi baaten hain
duniya ki yahi baaten hain
din hain to phir kabhi raaten hain
din hain to phir kabhi raaten hain
dil ko tu naashaad na kar
naashaad na kar
yaad na kar
bhoole zamaane yaad na kar
yaad na kar

zaalimon ki ye basti hai
zaalimon ki ye basti hai
rone pe duniya hansti hai
rone pe duniya hansti hai
aansuon se fariyaad na kar
fariyaad na kar
yaad na kar
bhoole zamaane yaad na kar
yaad na kar

ae dost hamen gham sahne de
ae dost hamen gham sahne de
kisi(?) ki nishaani rahne de
kisi(?) ki nishaani rahne de
shaad na kar
barbaad na kar
barbaad na kar
yaad na kar
bhoole zamaane yaad na kar
yaad na kar


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Today (30 november 2017) is the birth centenary of Pushpa Hans (30 november 1917- 9 december 2011). She was an actor- singer in Hindi and Punjabi movies. Wikipedia page on her contain very little and incomplete details on her. According to wikipedia, she only worked in two Hindi movies. viz Apna Desh (1949) and “Sheesh Mahal”(1950). We in this blog are aware that she worked in “Singaar”(1949) and “Kaale Baadal”(1951) as well. Songs sung by her, from these four movies are represented in this blog.

Pushp Hans was a big name in Punjabi movies and music. But as mentioned earlier, her wikipedia page is silent about most of her achievements. She has sung and acted in “Chaman” (1948), which was the first punjabi hit movie for music director Vinod.

She was honoured with Padmshree in 2007.

After her film career, she served as the chief editor of “The Eves Weekly”, a women’s lifestyle magazine for 17 years.

As a tribute to Pushpa Hans on the occasion of her birth centenary, here is a song from “Apna Desh”(1949).

Very little is known about this movie. Mr Arunkumar Deshmukh, our beloved inhouse encyclopaedia, had given a very detailed account of this movie in the past. Here is what he had to say about this movie.

In 1947,India was divided into two countries. The Partition was a sad and torturous experience for the people on Borders and created thousands of Refugees on both sides. Thousands of families were separated and almost a million died during the Riots. No wonder that this provided inspiration to the film industry to make films on this topic-the event and its aftermath. Some Hindi commercial films based on trauma of partition were made, like, Lahore-49, Apna Desh-49, Firdaus-53, Nastik-54, Chhalia-60, Amar rahe ye pyar-61 and Dharmaputra-61. Three of these films revolved around tales of women abducted in the aftermath of partition..

APNA DESH-1949 was a brilliant film made by V.Shantaram, famous for making offbeat, socially relevant films. He made this film which was distributed all over India and in Ceylon as well. Within a few days, the film came under severe criticism and there were cries of banning the film. Baburao Patel,with his acidic style dubbed this film as Anti-National. In several cities, the film shows had to be cancelled due to Mob troubles.

What was there in this film to invoke such reaction ? This was a story of a Punjabi Hindu woman-Mohini. During riots of partition, she is abducted and raped in Pakistan by Muslims. Her family escapes to India. After some time a devastated Mohini returns to India. Her family and the society refuse to accept her. She is insulted and thrown out. in vengeance of this rejection, she decides to become a smuggler. She sends clothes and arms to Pakistan in exchange of Gold and Money. She falls in love with another refugee, Satish. Finally, when the secret is revealed and Satish is arrested and accused of smuggling, Mohini comes out and surrenders. She is arrested. End of the film !

Most Indians felt that Indian women will never react in this way. They would rather commit suicide. The film was even called ” Apna Trash”. Almost every newspaper viz The Times, The Hindu, The patriot etc condemned the film as Anti national. 1949 was also the period when Pakistan had infiltrated the army and Tribesmen in Kashmir. This had already created an Anti-Pakistani feeling in the country. Under the barrage of opposition, the film was forced to be withdrawn from the Theatres, not because of any legal considerations, but due to commercial reasons.

The strangest thing about this film film is, while ALL other Prabhat and Rajkamal films are available, ONLY THIS FILM is missing from the archives. Its copy is not available even in the Film Archives at Pune. V.Shantaram never gave any explanation for this while he was alive.

I have not seen this film. The simple reason was that Shantaram’s films were rated very low on entertainment, as they were films with social causes. By the time I realised the film’s importance, the film was withdrawn and I could never see it. As such 1947 onwards and especially in 1949, so many musical films were released that Shantaram’s films were low on priority. The film details, background, contents and the aftermath of this remarkable film can be found in ” Mourning the Nation-Indian Cinema in the wake of Partition”, a book by Bhaskar Sarkar as well as in ” Violent Belongings, Partition, gender and National Culture” another book by Kavita Daiyya.

Though only the audio of the song is available, this song was clearly picturised on her as well. Dewan Sharar is the lyricist. Music is composed by Purushottam.


Song-Meri khushiyon ke sawere ki kabhi shaam na ho (Apna Desh)(1949) Singer-Pushpa Hans, Lyrics-Dewan Sharar, MD-Purushottam

Lyrics

mere khushiyon ke savere ki
kabhi shaam na ho o
shaam na ho
o hoye
kabhi shaam na ho
mere mit jaane ki koshish
kabhi naakaam na ho o o
naakaam na ho
o hoye
kabhi shaam na ho

sun bhi le waqt ki aawaaz
sun bhi le waqt ki aawaaz
badwaqti ae dil
ae badwaqti ae dil
khusnaseebi ki taraf se ae
koi paighaam na ho o
paighaam na ho
o hoye
kabhi shaam na ho
meri khushiyon ke savere ki
kabhi shaam na ho

jaan se pahle bhala kyun tera armaan nikle
tera armaan nikle
kya tera kaam tu ho jaaye
mera kaam na ho
mera kaam na ho
o hoye
kabhi shaam na ho
meri khushiyon ke savere ki
kabhi shaam na ho

aa aa aa aa
uff na kar
aah na bhar
uff na kar
aah na bhar
dard se aansu na baha
dard se aansu na baha
dekh duniya mein
dekh duniya mein
mohabbat kahin badnaam na ho o o
badnaam na ho
o hoye
kabhi shaam na ho
meri khushiyon ke savere ki
kabhi shaam na ho o
shaam na ho
mere mit jaane ki koshish
kabhi naakaam na ho
o o o o o
shaam na ho


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“Kaale Baadal”(1950) was directed by Anand Thakur for National Film of India production. The movie had Meena, Pushpa Hans, Shyam, Gope, Jeevan, Raj Mehra, Ramesh Sinha, Tabassum, Hansa, M. Rajan, Pratima Devi etc in it.
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This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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.

Today’s song is from the film Sheesh Mahal-1950. It was a Minerva Movietone production directed by Sohrab Modi. Vasant Desai was the music director. There were nine songs in the film, which were penned by four Lyricists.
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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.

“Kaale Baadal”(1951) was directed by Anand Thakur for National Film of India production. The movie had Pushpa, Shyam, Meena, Gope, Jeevan, Raj Mehra, Ramesh Sinha, Tabassum, Hansa, M. Rajan, Pratima Devi etc in it.
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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 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.

THE VIBRANT 40s(Episode No. 10)
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Shakespeare said many things. Many of his sayings became quotable quotations. One of these was-” What is there in a Name ? A Rose called by any name, will smell just as fragrant ‘.
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I am aware of a 1971 movie called “Apna Desh”. It turns out that there was another movie of the same name. “Apna Desh” (1949) was a Rajkamal Kala Mandir production. It was produced and directed by V Shantaram. The movie had Pushpa Hans, Umesh Sharma, Manmohan Krishna, Chnadrashekhar, Sudha Apte, Keshavrao Date, Krishna Goyal, Satish Vyas etc in it.
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“Sheesh Mahal” (1950) was a Minerva Movietone Production. It was directed by Sohrab Modi. The movie had Sohrab Modi, Naseem Bano, Nigar Sultana, Pushpa Hans, Jawahar Kaul etc in it.
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“Sheesh Mahal” (1950) is a movie whose songs are well represented in this blog. As many as three songs of different genres from this movie have already been discussed.
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