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4374 Post No. : 15715

“Apni Chhaaya”(1950) was directed by P L Santoshi for C R Productions. The movie had Cuckoo, Mumtaz Ali, Tiwari, Kanta Kumari, Balwant Singh, Sulochana Chatterji, Jawahar Kaul, Ramsingh, Mona, Sajjan, Dulari, Radha Krishnan etc in it.

“Apni Chhaaya”(1950) had ten songs in it. Three songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the fourth song from the movie. This song is sung by Shamshad Begam and Rafi. P L Santoshi is the lyricist. The movie had Husnlal Bhagatram and Hanuman Prasad as the music directors. Music of this song is composed by Hanuman Prasad.

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


Song-Khushi ki ye ghadiyaaan mubaarak mubaarak(Apni Chhaaya)(1950) Shamshad Begam, Rafi, Lyrics-P L Santoshi, MD-Hanuman Prasad Sharma

Lyrics

ye khushi ki ghadiyaan aan
mubaarak mubaarak
mubaarak mubaarak a a a k

khushi ki ye ghadiyaan
mubaarak mubaarak
khushi ki ye ghadiyaan
mubaarak mubaarak
khushi ki ye ye
khushi ki ye o
khushi ki ye ghadiyaan
mubaarak mubaarak

aa aa aa
huye door baadal l l l l
ghire thhe ae jo gham ke ae ae ae ae

zara dekhoon to
ghire thhe jo gham ke ae
nayi hasraton ke ae
sitaare hain chamke
aa haa
sitaare hain chamke
sitaare hain chamke

ye luta di hai sabne ye moti ki ladiyaan
luta di hai sabne ye moti ki ladiyaan
ye moti ki ladiyaan

ye moti ki ladiyaan
ye moti ki ladiyaan
ye moti ki ladiyaan
khushi ki ye ghadiyaan mubaarak mubaarak
khushi ki ye ghadiyaan mubaarak mubaarak
khushi ki ye ae
khushi ki ye o
khushi ki ye ghadiyaan mubaarak mubaarak

aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa
rahe ganga jamuna mein aen aen
jab tak ye paani ee ee

jab tak ye paani
rahe har jubaan par
tumhaari kahaani
tumhaari kahaani
tumhaari kahaani

ye sunaayegi bulbul
sune gul o kaliyaan
sunaayegi bulbul
sune gul o kaliyaan
sune gul o kaliyaan

sune gul o kaliyaan
sune gul o kaliyaan
sune gul o kaliyaan
khushi ki ye ghadiyaan mubaarak mubaarak
khushi ki ye ghadiyaan mubaarak mubaarak
khushi ki ye ae
khushi ki ye o
khushi ki ye ghadiyaan mubaarak mubaarak
khushi ki ye ghadiyaan mubaarak mubaarak


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4374 Post No. : 15714

Hullo Atuldom

“Waqt Ki Deewaar” is a 1981 release. It had Neetu Singh, Sulakshana Pandit, Jeetendra, Pran, Kadar Khan, Amjad Khan, Satyen Kappu, Paintal, Preeti Ganguly etc.

There was one other important actor in the cast. An actor who didn’t have a ‘set image’ in Bollywood. He could fit into any role he signed up for. He has played father, father-in-law, boyfriend, etc to Jaya (Bachchan) Bhadhuri. We are talking of Sanjeev Kumar here. Born Harihar Jethalal Jhariwala in 1938, he made his debut in 1960 with a small role in “Hum Hindustani”. His first film as a protagonist was “Nishaan” which came in 1965. On the road to becoming an actor-star who could be banked upon to play any character that he was given, we have seen him play Dilip Kumar’s brother in the 1968 released “Sanghursh” and friend to Shammi Kapoor in “Sachchaai” (1969).

He was the preferred actor for all producers and directors of South Indian film industry when they had remake plans of films that were successful in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada etc. So we saw him in “Khilona” which was made from Tamil and he played the role that Sivaji Ganesan played in the original. He has apprised roles played by NT Rama Rao (Telugu) in “Takkar” “Shrimaan Shrimati”, Dr. Rajkumar (Kannada) in “Shaandaar” etc. Who can forget “Naya Din Nayi Raat” which had him play 9 different characters. He was given lead roles by South Indian film makers even as we saw him play father to Amitabh and Shashi Kapoor or supporting roles in “Zabardast”, “Silsila”, “Hero”, “Sawaal” etc.
We were regaled to wonderful comedy by this versatile actor in “Angoor”, “Pati Patni Aur Woh”, “Hero”, “Biwi O Biwi”, “Seeta Aur Geeta” etc. At the same time he was there in Satyajit Ray’s “Shatranj Ke Khiladi” playing a chess-obsessed citizen of Lucknow.

He has been romantically paired with most of the heroines in the movies of those times- be it Moushumi, Sharmila, Hema Malini, Rakhee, Rekha, Nutan, Mala Sinha, Tanuja and even Waheeda Rehman. We have seen him in two-hero movies too like with Shashi Kapoor in Mukti, Jeetendera in Khilona, Waqt Ki Deewar, Dharti Kahe Pukar ke, Faraar with Amitabh Bachchan, Bereham with Shatrughan Sinha.

Let us enjoy this two-hero song and think of this super actor and see him smile and charm the audience. The song is sung by Kishore Kumar and Mohd. Rafi. It is written by Anjaan and Laxmi -Pyare are the music composers. We have Jayshree T and Sulakshna Pandit adding to the glamour quotient and Amjad Khan plotting his next move.


Audio (Full)

Song-Ae yaar teri yaari hamen jaan se hai pyaari (Waqt Ki Deewaar)(1981) Singers-Kishore Kumar, Rafi, Lyrics-Anjaan, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal
Both

Lyrics(Based on audio link)

ae yaar teri yaari
humein jaan se hai pyaari
ae yaar teri yaari
humein jaan se hai pyaari
teri yaari pe
teri yaari pe jaan luta denge
luta denge
luta denge
tere saath hai marna jeena
jahaan tera girega paseena aa
tere saath hai marna jeena
jahaan tera girega paseena
hum paseene pe
hum paseene pe khoon bahaa denge
bahaa denge
bahaa denge

ae yaar teri yaari
humein jaan se hai pyaari ee
ae yaar teri yaari

yoon raah mein chalte chalte
koi yaar nahin ban jaataa
yoon raah mein chalte chalte ae
koi yaar nahin ban jaataa

lagta hai ke tera mera
lagta hai ke tera mera
koi pichhle janam ka hai naata
woh yaar hai jo dukh baante
teri raahon se chunke kaante
woh yaar hai jo dukh baante
teri raahon se chunke kaante
tere kadmon pe
tere kadmon pe phool bichhaa denge,
bichhaa denge
bichhaa denge

ae yaar teri yaari
humein jaan se hai pyaari
ae yaar teri yaari

hum saath hon jis mehfil mein
hum par dil haare duniya
hum saath hon jis mehfil mein,
hum par dil haare duniya
teri meri yaari ko
teri meri yaari ko,
hai rasste nihaare duniya

duniya toh kisi din chhoote,
yaari marke na toote
duniya toh kisi din chhoote,
yaari marke na toote
ye zamaane ko
ye zamaane ko ek din bataa denge,
batadenge, batadenge
ae yaar teri yaari
humein jaan se hai pyaari
ae yaar teri yaari

moorat hai sachhaai ki tu,
baaki saara jag hai dhokha
moorat hai sachhaai ki tu
baaki saara jag hai dhokha

tujhpe hai bharosa jitna
tujhpe hai bharosa jitna
utna na khuda pe hoga
teri oar jo aankh uthhaaye
tujhse jo kahin takraaye
teri oar jo aankh uthaaye
tujhse jo kahin takraaye
saari duniya mein
saari duniya mein aag laga denge
laga denge
laga denge
ae yaar teri yaari
humein jaan se hai pyaari
ae yaar teri yaari
hamen jaan se hai pyaari
teri yaari pe
teri yaari pe jaan luta denge,
luta denge
luta denge
ae yaar teri yaari


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4370 Post No. : 15702

Today’s song is a special song from the film Mirza Sahibaan-1957. It is special because it is almost a 9 minute song – 8 minutes and 36 seconds, to be exact. There is one more-Punjabi- song in this film, which is about 6m 30s long. Today’s song is written by Verma Malik and the music is composed by Sardul kwatra- one of the 3 Sikh composers in Hindi films during that period ( the other two were G S Kohli and S Mohinder). His younger brother Bhagwant Kwatra was his assistant here.

Sardul Singh Kwatra was one of the very few Sikh Music Directors Hindi Films had. He was born in Lahore in 1928. He was educated and trained in classical music at Lahore. His teacher in music was Sardar Awatar Singh, who was quite famous in Lahore. Later Sardul singh joined Hansraj Behl as his assistant.

After Partition, his family first shifted to Amritsar and then to Bombay. The family established a film production company and started making films. Their first film was ‘Ek Teri Nishani”-49. Sardul singh was its MD, along with Pt. Amarnath and Vinod. Later he composed for ‘Jalte Deep”-50, with T.K.Das. His first independent film was “Man ka Meet”-50.
His family company wanted to make a Punjabi film “Posti”-50. Sardul got newcomer Shyama to be the Heroine. Shyama also acted in their second film “Kode Shah’-53. Their next Hindi film was ‘Goonj’-52, for which Sardul convinced Suriya to be its Heroine. He was its MD of course.

Sardul singh was a tall,well built and handsome person. Unfortunately his severe inclination towards beautiful women overpowered his talents. He used to proudly say, ‘I can not create good music without beautiful faces. ” He was aware of his looks and used it unabashedly to influence women.

When he was in Bombay, he requested Mohd. Rafi ( after this film) to let out the top floor flat in Rafi’s bungalow to him , since it was empty. Being a good and helpful man, Rafi agreed. When Rafi’s son’s marriage was fixed, he wanted his flat back, but Sardul kwatra refused to vacate. Those days, the Bombay Rent control act was in favour of the tenants, so Rafi had a lot of problems. After a few years, Sardul filed a criminal case also against Rafi, in this connection. Rafi suffered a lot because of this. Finally, while going to Chandigarh before shifting to the USA, Sardul Kwatra vacated the flat. This detailed story is described in ” aap ki parchhaiyan” a book by Rajnikumar Pandya ji.

He gave music to 22 Hindi and 13 Punjabi films. In 1970, he visited Chandigarh and established ‘Chandigarh Film Institute”. He left his wife and children and went to the USA with another good looking woman, in 1978. He got 2 children from this association. Sardul singh Kwatra died in the US on 6-7-2004.

India is a unique country in the world. ” Vividhata mein ekta” (विविधता में एकता ). A country which has 28 states and 9 UTs, 22 languages mentioned in its Constitution, 30 languages spoken by 30 lakh people each, 122 languages spoken by more than 10000 people each and 1652 languages spoken in all the country. So many religions are living amicably since thousands of years and still the country is ONE unit, when the Nation needs it. Disproving all the Pundits of the world saying that India will break into pieces after independence, we are stronger and more developed by the day. So, what is the secret ?

The secret is its Culture, which keeps all faiths and languages bound together. In India, Culture is greater than and a bigger influence than individual religions. The flexibility, adaptability and readiness to make changes by the majority section, is the secret. This makes India the biggest Democracy in the world today. The entire world looks up to us as a final Saviour.

Culture and Folklore have bound Indians together. In every state there are its own Folk tales, Folk Dances and Folk Music. Still, some common Folklore is all over the country. Though every region has its own Folklores, Lovers’ Folk lore from Punjab and Sind have been traditionally well known throughout India, e.g. Heer-Ranjha or Sohni-Mahiwal etc etc. Our films have a great contribution in keeping the country United and Together,despite calamities and aggressions. Some of the Folk tales of Love from Punjab and Sindh became well known due to films made on them.

There are 9 Tragic Love stories from Punjab and Sindh,in which both the lovers die without getting united. These 9 Love stories are-
Mirza-Sahiban
Heer – Ranjha
Sassi-Punnu
Momal-Rano
Umar-marvi
Sohni-Mahiwal
Lila-Chanesar
Noorie-Tamchi
Dhaj-Rorkumar (Unlike most pairs,in Mirza Sahiban,the Male name comes First !)
Indian film producers have helped spread these Immortal Love stories by making movies on them,as under-
Heer-Ranjha… Films made in 1931,32,48 and 1970
Mirza-Sahiban… In 1933,35,47 and 1957
Sassi-Punnu… In 1932,33 and 1946
Sohni-Mahiwal…In 1933,46,58 and 1984
Umar-Marvi…in 1942
Noorie-Tamchi…In 1934
Today’s film was directed by Ravi Kapoor, who directed 3 more films-Kala Chor-56,Chalta Purja-58 and Accident-65. The cast of the film was Shyama, Shammi Kapoor, Ram Singh, Madan Puri,Uma Dutt, Indira, Nazir kashmiri, Tun Tun, Daljit and many others.

Indira. This is a ‘Same Name Confusion’ artiste. During the silent Era and early Talkie period, there was one Indira Devi. Her real name was Effie Hippolet- an Anglo-Indian She acted in 24 silent films since 1927, but did only two Talike films-Al-Hilal-35 and Wamaq Azra-1935. Then there is the comedian fatty Indira Bansal who was operative from 1951 to 1981, and worked in 116 films. This Indira was different.

Indira, one of Punjabi cinema’s most popular leading ladies of the 1960s, was born on August 6, 1938 in northern India. Growing up in an aristocratic family in the Punjab village of Kharian, her family lost everything when they had to flee their home during partition to settle in Kanpur. In 1952 her family shifted to Bombay where an Elder brother ran a successful business.

Indira was noticed by the popular comedien Bhagwan while he was shooting a movie at Jagriti Studios, and she was put in the cast of his film Rangeela (1953). Raj Kapoor, who happened to be visiting the set of Rangeela, noticed Indira and later cast her as the daughter of a rich industrialist in his film Shree 420 (1955).

Indira continued to appear in supporting roles in major Hindi productions like Funtoosh (1956), Mirza Sahibaan-1957, Yahudi (1958), and Dil Deke Dekho(1959). She had just appeared as the lead in the low budget yarn Jungle Ki Duniya (1959) when she was cast as the heroine in a Punjabi film titled Yamla Jatt in 1960. This was followed that same year by two more Punjabi pictures, Do Lacchian and Kiklee. All three films were very successful.

Returning to Hindi language movies, she found herself much in demand for B-films with colorful titles like Maya Mahal (1963), Jungle Boy (1963), Tarzan Aur Jadugar (1963), Pahadi Nagin (1964), Arab Ka Lal (1964), Son of Zimbo (1966), Sheba and Hercules (1967), Tarzan in Fairyland (1968) and CID Agent 302 (1968), sometimes playing the heroine, but more often than not as a vamp or villain. Occasionally she would snag a nice supporting role in a major production like Do Dil (1965) or Mere Huzoor (1968), and she still continued to star in Punjabi fare.

Sometimes billed as Indira Billi (her real name was Indira Kaur) she was interviewed in 1963 for Picture Post magazine where she talked about her beginnings: “I had not the good fortune of stepping into films and finding myself a heroine right from the start as had been the case with many glamour girls these days. It was a life of toil and tears, fighting every inch, every day, and month after month. Sometimes I was fed up, felt tired of the ceaseless struggle to make my presence felt. With the struggle for existence keen and with not enough money, those early days were none too happy for a girl aspiring for a respectable place in the film world, let alone stardom. Sometimes I had my misgivings whether I was right in coming into films. Some kind of inferiority complex took hold of me and I thought several times that I would never become a star.” Indira married cinema owner Shiv Kumar in the early to mid-1960s and left the film scene in the early 1970s.

The story of the film Mirza Sahibaan-57 was….

Sahiba’s father (Uma Dutt) is Mirza’s mother’s brother (making them cousins). She brings Mirza for an extended visit to her family home, a visit cut short when Sahiba’s mother (Gulab) throws a fit over her young daughter’s budding relationship with Mirza, who for some reason is not considered worthy of her. Mirza adamantly refuses to leave his Sahiba when his insulted mother packs up her bags and goes.

Her sad-sack hen-pecked brother promises to take good care of Mirza, although how someone so lacking a spine can possibly protect a kid who is clearly not wanted is beyond me. Anyway, Sahiba and Mirza become inseparable and grow into young adults (Shyama and Shammi Kapoor) who adore each other. The little cocoon of love that surrounds them is constantly under attack by Sahiba’s brothers Mir (Ram Singh) and Shamir (Madan Puri) in addition to her mother, but the pair remains steadfast (although they spend a lot of time talking about their willingness to die for one another, never a good omen).

In addition to Sahiba, Mirza has a passion for his white mare and his bow and arrows and is a crack shot. This endears him no further to his nasty cousins, and his love for Sahiba is also a thorn in the side for the local barber and matchmaker Umara (?) who stands to lose a commission if the young lovers marry each other. When Sahiba persuades Mirza to take her to a local fair, Umara takes the opportunity to create trouble.

Umara informs Mir and Shamir that Sahiba is at the fair with Mirza. Infuriated, they track him down and beat him mercilessly, although not as mercilessly as Sahiba’s mother when they all reach home. She throws Mirza out of the house and locks Sahiba in her room. Sahiba’s father quickly accedes to his wife’s wishes that he get Sahiba married into the wealthy Choudhary family (who happen to be her relatives) nearby, and Umara is called in.

Sahiba, unable to escape her mother’s eagle eye, asks her friend Mora to take a message to Mirza, who is now homeless and despondently considering suicide.

Mora saves him from jumping off a cliff, and he goes to stay with their aunt, Bibo.

Umara the matchmaker now becomes very busy, going first to fix Sahiba’s marriage with the son of Choudhary Sahab (Nazir Kashmiri), and then to Mirza’s parents’ house, where he tells them how mistreated Mirza has been. Mirza’s mother asks him to plead with Mirza to return home—which he doesn’t have to do because Bibo is already suggesting it to Mirza. She relents though in the face of Mirza’s devotion.

He agrees to return to his parental home if Bibo will bring Sahiba to him to say goodbye, which she does. He promises to return for Sahiba, and she says that she will send word when her wedding date is fixed so that he can save her. I am not clear how this will work out better than if they just leave right now, but it’s not my plot. Sahiba’s wedding is eventually fixed for the same day as Mirza’s sister Chatti’s, and Bibo sends a message to Mirza.

Mirza receives the message, and races away on his trusty white mare to rescue Sahiba from her wedding. He runs away with her.

The end- The opposite party follows Mirza and Sahiba and kills Mirza. Sahiba commits suicide and both die in each other’s arms.

(For this post, I thank Wikipedia, Mike Barnum’s Blog, HFGK, memsaabstory.com and my notes.)


Song-Subah uthh ke Mirze yaar ne Sahibaan ka le liya naam(Mirza Saahiban)(1957) Singers-Rafi, Shamshad Begam, Lyrics-Verma Malik, MD-Sardul Kwatra
Male chorus
Female chorus
All chorus

Lyrics

haddipa
haddipa
haddipa
haddipa
hey

ho o o
ho ho ho ho
subah uthh ke mirze yaar ne
sahibaan ka le liya naam
ghar ghar mashoori ho gayi ee
gali gali hua badnaam
ho o o o
o o o o
tera chori chori pyaar thha
ab aage sare aam
ho ho ho ho ho ho ho
kya jaane mirza sahibaan
ab kya hoga anjaam
khha liya beliya toone aam

aaha
aaha
aaha
aaha
aaha
aaha

hey kudiya ne
hey kudiya ne
hey kudiye ne

balle balle balle
hey mundaiy ne
hey mundaiy ne
hey mundaiy ne

ho sadqe
hey kudiya ne ?? kudiyaa waali ??
hurr
hey munde
shahar de gunde
baaj na aawan

aa hahahahaha
Hey kudiya ?? kudiyaa ho ?? dil churaawan
ho sadqe
Hey munde
shahr ke gunde
baaj na aawan

hurr
mohe le de dupatta malmal ka
ho rang zara halka
?? kal ka
?? karo kal ka
oye soniya aa
oye beliya

mohe le de dupatta malmal ka
ho rang zara halka
ho rang zara halka
ho soniya
hoy beliyaa

ho tu le ke dupatta jab aayegi ee ee
tu le ke dupatta jab aayegi
ho bindiya lagaayegi
najar lag jaayegi ee
ho soniye ae
ho heeriye
hey kudiya ni ?? kudiya
?? dil churaawan
ho balle balle balle
hey munde
shahr ke gunde
baaz na aawan

aa mil gale
duniya jale
duniya se chalen door hum
hai waasta
ab raastaa
chhodo jee ye majboor??

haaye
dil le liya aa aa aa
gham de diya aa aa
dil le liya aa aa
gham de diya
bedardi
gham de diya

ho mujhe dil ki
banaa le jee malika
bharosa nahin pal ka
na waada karo kal ka
oy soniyaa aa aa
oye beliyaa

oye kudiye ni ??
?? dil churaawan

hoye sadqe
Hey munde
shahar ke gunde
baaz na aawan

ke rang dhingrang
ke rang dhingrang
ke rang dhingrang

ke rang dhingrang
ke rang dhingrang
ke rang dhingrang

haathhon mein haath
?? ke kangan
?? rang

balle balle balle balle
?? chunari rang birangi ke ho gaye ??
ab ??

ke rang dhingrang
ke rang dhingrang
ke rang dhingrang

ho gori
jab se chali gayi dhali ho hamko

ho balle balle
to humko dard judaai mili
?? kaun hamaara
ab chale na chaara
ke rang dhingraari
ke rang dhingraari
ke rang dhingraari
ke rang dhingraari

shehron mein se shahar anokha
shahar hai ek Ambaala
ho Ambaale ki ek sundari
rang thha uska kaala
punjaab ke chhaile ne ae ae
is Punjaab ke chhaile ne thha usko jaadoo daala
chala gaya wo tod ke dil ko
bholi soorat waala
ab kahaan jaayegi haan
pher baithh ke maala
ab kahaan jaaogi
pher baithh ke maala
ab kahaan jaaogi
pher baithh ke maala
ab kahaan jaaogi
aa hahahaha

sadak kinaare ek chhokra
khada thha najar jamaaye
Raaja ki ek ladki dekhi
dekh ke bola haaye
kehne laga dil khaali hai

aay haay
kehne laga dil khaali hai
koi ismein aaye
ik ladki ne khol ke joote
sar pe khoob jamaaye
ro ro bole wo

koi mujhe banchaaye
ro ro bole wo
koi mujhe bachaaye
ro ro bole wo
koi mujhe bachaaye
ro ro bole wo o
aahaa


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“Jaan e Bahaar”(1979) was produced by Prakash Agrawal and directed by Prakash Kapoor for Nav Chitra Bombay. This movie had Sachin,Sarika, Jagdeep,Paintal, Indrani Mukherjee, Pinchoo Kapoor, Madan Puri, Kanhaiya Lal, Lalita Pawar, Manju Bansal, Rajguru, Bhagwan Dada, Mushtaq merchant, Manhar Desai, Viju Khote, Renu, Ram Avtar, Bhagwan Sinha, Munshi Munnaka, Satyabhan Sinha, Pappu, Rasool, Sheikh, Ramesh Goel, Anu Dhavan, Sangeeta Bhosle, Deependra, Ashok.L.,Sattar Bhai, Manohar, Subhash Ohri, Baijnath, Masterjee, Ashat Kapoor, Vinod Sharma, B.C.Mahor, Sitaram, Aslam Khan, Satya Devi, Khushal, Raaj Anand, Rustum-e-Hind, Suresh Jain, Ashok Bhatia, with friendly appearances by Padma Khanna, Junior Mehmood, Asrani and Dheeraj Kumar.

Today (29 june 2020) is the 18th remembrance day of Gauhar Kanpuri.

I associate the name of Gauhar Kanpuri with the “Zakhmi”(1975) songs Abhi abhi thi dushmani and Jalta hai jiya mera. He also penned some other well known songs such as Jhoomta saawan dekho aaya (Do Khilaadi)(1976) , Allah karam karna Maula tu reham karna (Dada)(1978), Tumhe geeton mein dhaaloongaa (Saawan Ko Aane Do)(1979) etc. He continued to write lyrics for movies well into 1980 and even 1990s, but I remember him mostly for his songs of 1970s mentioned earlier.

As a tribute to Gauhar Kanpuri, here is the first (out of 5 songs) song from “Jaan e Bahaar”(1979). This song is sung by Rafi, Runa Laila and Anand Kumar Chitragupta. Gauhar Kanpuri is the lyricist. Music is composed by Bappi Lahiri. The song is picturised on Sachin, Sarika, Jagdeep and Kanhaiyalal. Sachin and Jagdeep share Rafi’s voice while Kaanhaiyalal lip syncs in Anand Kumar Chitragupta’s voice.

The picturisation is supposed to be a romantic cum comedy song, but I find the picturisation a big let down. Moviegoers of those days (inlcuding I myself) had wisely kept away from patronising this movie and the movie deservedly flopped at the box office.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

With this song, “Jaan e Bahaar”(1979) makes its debut in the blog.

Audio link:

Video link:

Song-Maar gayo re rasgulla ghumaaiy ke (Jaan e Bahaar)(1979) Singers-Rafi, Runa Laila, Anand Kumar Chitragupta, Lyrics-Gauhar Kanpuri, MD-Bappi Lahiri
Rafi + Runa Laila
Rafi + Anand Kumar Chitragupta
All

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

hha hha hhhaa hhaa
hha hha hhhaa hhaa

maar gayo rey
hhaan maar gayo rey
rasgulla ghumaayike
maar gayo rey
hho maar gayo rey
hhaan maar gayo rey
rasgulla ghumaayike
maar gayo rey

hho maar gayo rey
hhaa maar gayo rey
rasgulla ghumaayike
maar gayo rey
hho maar gayo rey hey ehhey hey ehhey ehhey hey ae ae

suno dilrubaa
mujhe kya huaa
nashe mein khataa ho to
gusshaa na karnaa..aaa

suno to sanam
tumhein hai qasam
zamanaa buraa hai
tum aisshaa na karnaa
to phir main kya karoon dildaar
intezaar
hha maar gayo rey
hho maar gayo rey

rasgullaaa…aaaa…aaaa
rasgulla ghumaayike
maar gayo rey
hho maar gayo rey
hhaan maar gayo rey
rasgulla ghumaayike
maar gayo rey
hho maar gayo rey
hhey ehhey hhey ehhey hhey hey

na chaman mein aen
sukhoon miltaa hai
na veerane mein aen aen aen aen
chaain mil jaayega Baby tere
mil jaane mein aen

mere honewaale sasurjee
mehnat gayi bekaar
intezaar

hhey maar gayo rey
hhey maar gayo rey
rasgullaa ghumaayike
maar gayo rey
hhey maar gayo rey
hho maar gayo rey
rasgullaa ghumaayike
maar gayo rey
hho maar gayo rey
ehhey hhey ehhey ehhey hey

na gaane aaye hain
na bajaane aaye hain
yahaan apni bigdi banaane aaye hain
qawwali mein lorie sunaane aaye hain aen
muqaddar hai soyaa jagaane aaye hain
mere honewaale sasurjee
mehanat gayi bekaar
intezaar
ahha maar gayo rey
hho maar gayo rey
rasgullaa ghumaayike
maar gayo rey

hho maar gayo rey
hhaa maar gayo rey
rasgullaa ghumaayike
maar gayo rey
hho maar gayo rey ehhey hhey ehhey ehhey ehhey hey

rasgullaa
pehlaa doojaa
jo baapji ne maaraa to
seh gaye hain hum
rasgulla
prem bharaa
jo aap jee ne

jo aap jee ne
nahin nahin nahin nahin
jo aap jee maara to
reh gaye hain hum

to phir main kyaa karoon jaan-e-bahaar
pyaar
hho maar gayo rey
hho maar gayo rey
rasgullaa ghumaayike
maar gayo rey
hho maar gayo rey
hhaan maar gayo rey
rasgulla ghumaayike
maar gayo rey
hho maar gayo rey
hhaan maar gayo rey
rasgullaa ghumaayike
maar gayo rey

hho maar gayo rey ehhy hhey ehhey ehhey ehhey hey ae
hho maar gayo rey ehhey ehhey ehhey ae ehhey hey ae
hho maar gayo rey he ehhey ehhey ehhey ehhey hey ae
hhaa maar gayo rey ehhey ehhey ehhey ehhey hey ae


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Blog Day :

4358 Post No. : 15681

“Hamaara Ghar”(1950) was directed by Nanabhai Bhatt for Hindustan Chitra, Bombay. The movie had Durga Khote, Umakant Desai, Veera, Agha, Meena Kumari, Geeta Bose, David, Jankidas, Ramesh Gupta etc in it.

The movie had seven songs in it. Four songs from the movie have been discussed in the blog in the past.

Here is the fifth song from “Hamaara Ghar”(1950) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Rafi and Shamshad Begam. Bharat Vyas is the lyricist. Music is composed by Chitragupta.

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


Song-Chori chori mat dekh balam (Hamaara Ghar)(1950) Song-Shamshad Begam, Rafi, Singer-Bharat Vyas, MD-Chitragupta

Lyrics

chori chori mat dekh
chori chori mat dekh balam
bholi dulhan sharmaayegi
dulhan ko najar lag jaayegi
to khadi khadi mar jaayegi
haaye chori chori mat dekh

ghoonghat ke pat tu khol
ghoonghat ke pat tu khol
zara saaja ki najar bhar jayegi
nazron se najar mil jayegi
to gori amar ho jaayegi

haaye chori chori mat dekh

kajre ki ret teri hamko laage pyaari
ho o pyaari
kajre ki ret teri hamko laage pyaari
ho o pyaari
mad bhari raseeli ankhiyaan jaise kataari
ho mad bhari raseeli ankhiyaan jaise kataari
haaye ankhiyaan jaise katari
chham chham chham chham teri paayaliya
jab run jhun run jhun gaayegi
hum jhoom jhoom dekhenge
jab teri patli kamar bal khaayegi

haaye chori chori mat dekh
chori chori mat dekh balam
bholi dulhan sharmaayegi
nazron se najar mil jaayegi
to gori amar ho jaayegi

haaye chori chori mat dekh

more dil ki suno more sainya
padu mai tore paiya
ha ha painya
more dil ki suno more sainya
padu mai tore paiya
haan haan paiya
mora dhak dhak dhadke jiya
chhodo mori bainya
mora dhak dhak dhadke jiya
chhodo mori bainya
haaye chhodo mori bainya
taaron ki chunariya odh dulhaniya
jab saj dhaj kar aayegi
ghoonghat ki oat daale kal
wo khud hi tujhe bulaayegi
haaye chori chori mat dekh
chori chori mat dekh balam
bholi dulhan sharmaayegi
ho najron se najar mil jaayegi
to gori amar ho jaayegi

haaye chori chori mat dekh


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Blog Day:

4356 Post No. : 15677

“Sapna” (1952) was directed by Kidar Sharma for Hindustan production company. The movie had Kishore Sahu, Bina Rai, Cuckoo, Shakuntala, Moni C, Hiralal, Rani Chanda, Narbada Shanker, Paul Sharma etc in it.

The movie had seven songs in it. Three songs from the movie have been covered in the blog.

Here is the fourth song from “Sapna”(1952) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Rafi, Shamshad Begam along with male and female chorus. Bharat Vyas is the lyricist. Music is composed by Shyambabu Pathak.

Only the audio of the song is available. It sounds like a community dance song. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this song.


Song-Ae ghanan ghanan ghan garje (Sapna) (1952) Singers-Rafi, Shamshad Begam, Lyrics-Bharat Vyas, MD-Shyambabu Pathak
Male Chorus
Female Chorus

Lyrics

babadik babadik
babadik baabdik
babadik babadik baabdik

hoy hoy
hoy hoy
hoy hoy
hoy hoy
ho rara ho

aa aa aa
aa aa aa

raa raa ho
ho ho ho
raa raa ho
ho ho ho
raa raa ho
ho ho ho

raa raa ho
ho ho ho
raa raa ho
ho ho ho
raa raa ho
ho ho ho

Ae ghanan ghanan ghan ghanananan ghanan garje
ba ba ba baadarwa
baadal ke dil mein khinch gayi
khinch gayi bilji ki rekha
?? bijli ki rekha
arre gori ki aankhen
mit gayi mit gayi
ye kisne dekha
kahoji bhai ye kisne dekha
baat ye sau baaton ki baat
raat ye sau raaton ki raat
baat ye sau baaton ki baat
raat ye sau raaton ki raat

Hoy
laar lilla
laar lilla
naar naweli aayi re
laar lilla
laar lilla
naar naweli aayi re
chamak chamak kar chale chaal ye
bijli si lugaai re
chamak chamak kar chale chaal ye
bijli si lugaai re
laar lilla
laar lilla
naar naweli aayi re

jyun jungle ki ee ee ee laakdi
gaanthh gathheelee hoye
baalaapan ki ee ee preetdi
bahot hathheelee ho o o o o ye

phulwa chunte kaanto lago ree
phulwa chunte kaanto lago ree
teekho teekho kaanto
meethho meethho kaanto
bagiya mein hamko nindiya jo aayee
nindiya
jo aayee
main to kaliyon ki godi mein so gayee re
ho main to
ho main to
ho main to kaliyon ki godi mein so gayee re
chupke se ungli ko kaante ne kaat liya

kaante ne kaat liya
daiyya re ghaayal main ho gayee re
haay daiyya re ghaayal main

ho gayee re
ho gayee
phulwa chunte kaanto lago ree
phulwa chunte kaanto lago ree
teekho teekho kaanto
meethho meethho kaanto

bhanwron ke bhole bhaale jigar par
nainon ka teer mera

chal gaya re chal gaya
phoolon ke sang muskaate yoon dekhoon main
phoolon ke sang muskaate yoon dekhoon main
kaanta nigoda kyun jal gaya re
haaye kaanta nigoda kyun jal gaya re jal gaya

phulwa chunte kaanto lago ree
phulwa chunte kaanto lago ree
teekho teekho kaanto
meethho meethho kaanto

phulwa phulwa phulwa phulwa
aa aa aa aa
phulwa phulwa phulwa phulwa
aa aa aa aa

kisne chheda kaanon mein mere
zaalim jawaani ka raag re

raag re
raag re
raag re

tadpan lagi more man ki machhariyaa
tadpan lagi more man ki machhariyaa
paani mein laagi hai aag re
aag re
aag re
aag re

aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
phulwa phulwa phulwa phulwaa
aa aa aa aa aa aa
phulwa phulwa phulwa phulwaa
aa aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa

aa aa aa aa aa aa
phulwa phulwa phulwa phulwaa
aa aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa


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Blog Day:

4348 Post No. : 15659

Today (13 july 2020) is the birth anniversary of Prem Dhawan (13 june 1923-7 May 2001) Prem Dhawan is mainly known as a lyricist, but he was also a music director as well as an actor and choreographer.

Prem Dhawan made his debut as a lyricist in 1946 with the movie “Dharti Ke Lal”(1946). His last movie as a lyricist was was “Appu Raja”(1989).

He had the distinction of winning the National award for best lyricist in 1971 for his lyrics in Punjabi movie “Nanak Dukhiya Sab Sansaar” (1971). He also received Padma Shree award in 1970.

“Jahaan Daal par par sone ki chidiyaa karti hai basera”, the iconic song from “Sikandar e Azam”(1965) is an iconic song that gets played without fail on 26 januray and 15 august. “Ae watan ae watan” (Shaheed)(1965) and “Mera rang de basanti chola”(Shaheed)(1965) were pennned as well as composed by Prem Dhawan. “Ae mere pyaare watan” (Kaabuliwaala)(1961) was also penned by Prem Dhawan.

It is not that he only penned patriotic songs. He penned songs of all genre that one sees in HFM.”Chandamama door ke”(Vachan)(1955), an iconic mother-child lullaby, was penned by him. “Seene mein sulagte hain armaan (Aarzoo)(1951) was also his creation, as was the case with the folk song extraordinaire-:kaun rang mungwa kaun rang motiya”(Heera Moti)(1959). “Dil ko laakh sambhaala jee (Guest House)(1959), “Do roz mein wo pyaar ka aalam guzar gaya”(Pyaar Ki Raahen)(1959), “Haseen Ho Khuda to nahin ho (Mud Mud Ke an Dekh:(1960), “Dil Hai tera deewaana”(Zimbo Sahhar Mein)(1960), “Teri duniya se hoke majboor chala”(Pavitra Paapi”(1971)- all these were created by Prem Dhawan !

As a choreographer, he was the man behind the dances of “Naya Daur”(1957),”Dhool Ka Phool”(1959), “Waqt”(1965) etc.

The blog has as many as 438 of his songs as a lyricist and 22 of his songs as a composer.

On the occsaion of his berth anniversary, here is a song from “Gangu”(1962). This song is sung by Rafi and Geeta Dutt. Prem Dhawan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Kalyanji Anandji.

THe song is picturised on Chandrashekhar and Naaz who are seen driving in a car. Driving as well as a singing simultaneously, it is not advisable, but HFM safety standards have always been lax. 🙂

The lyrics of this song were sent to me by Avinash Scrapwala.

The audio and video versions contain different stanza towards the end.

Video

Audio

Song-Ye gora gora mukhda ye kaala kaala til (Gangu)(1962) Singers-Rafi, Geeta Dutt, Lyrics-Prem Dhawan, MD-Kalyanji Anandji
Chorus

Lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

Ye gora gora mukhdaa
Ye kaala kaala til
Ye gora gora mukhdaa
Ye kaala kaala til
Le gaye donon mil ke
Dekho ji mera dil
Hain khoti khoti baatein
Aur kaala tera dil
Hain khoti khoti baatein
Aur kaala tera dil
Deeewaane tu kahaan se
Gaya hai humen mil

Haaye
Ye gora gora mukhdaa
Ye kaala kaala til
Le gaye donon mil ke
Dekho ji mera dil
Hain khoti khoti baatein
Aur kaala tera dil
Deeewaane tu kahaan se
Gaya hain hume mil

Ho ho ho o
O o o ho ho o

Yoon itraa ke
humko lubhaa ke ae
Dil ko churaa ke jaati kahaan ho
Deke ye jhaanse
Jo humen phaanse
Jaayenge hum to
Marzi jahaan ho

Dekho akele na milegi Manzil
Haaye Ye gora gora mukhdaa
Ye kaala kaala til
Le gaye donon mil ke
Dekho ji mera dil
Hain khoti khoti baatein
Aur kaala tera dil
Deeewaane tu kahaan se
Gaya hai hamen mil

(Not in video)

Ho ho ho ho o
O o o ho ho o

Kaafir adaayein
Zaalim nigaahen
Jaan se mare
Jisko bhi chaahe
Kisne hain rokaa
Abhi hain maukaa
Khaana na dhokha
Bharna na aahen

Milte hi aankhen
Hum huye hain ghaayal
Haaye
Ye gora gora mukhdaa
Ye kaala kaala til
Le gaye donon mil ke
Dekho ji mera dil
Hain khoti khoti baatein
Aur kaala tera dil
Hain khoti khoti baatein
Aur kaala tera dil
Deeewaane tu kahaan se
Gaya hain hame mil

(Not in audio)

O o o o ho ho o
Aa aa aa ha ha aa
Hawaa jo aayi
Lat lehraayi
Yoon bal khaayi
Ulajh gayi re
Ja re deewaane
Kar na bahaane
Tere nishaane
Samajh gayi re

Phir bhi na jaane tu Hamaari mushqil
Haaye Ye gora gora mukhdaa
Ye kaala kaala til
Le gaye donon mil ke
Dekho ji mera dil
Hain khoti khoti baatein
Aur kaala tera dil
Deeewaane tu kahaan se
Gaya hain hamen mil


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Blog Day :

4342 Post No. : 15645

“Hamaara Ghar”(1950) was directed by Nanabhai Bhatt for Hindustan Chitra, Bombay. The movie had Durga Khote, Umakant Desai, Veera, Agha, Meena Kumari, Geeta Bose, David, Jankidas, Ramesh Gupta etc in it.

The movie had seven songs in it. Three songs from the movie have been discussed in the blog in the past.

Here is the fourth song from “Hamaara Ghar”(1950) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Rafi and Shamshad Begam. Bharat Vyas is the lyricist. Music is composed by Chitragupta.

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


Song-Teri tirchhi nazar teri patli kamar (Hamaara Ghar)(1950) Singers-Rafi, Shamshad Begam, Lyrics-Bharat Vyas, MD-Chitragupta
Both

Lyrics

o teri tirchhi nazar
teri patli kamar
lahraa ke bal khaake ham pe jaaadu kar gayi
haan aankhon ka kasoor chhuri dil pe chal gayi
ho meri tirchhi nazar meri patli kamar
main kya jaanoon haaye kaise dil pe jaadu kar gayi
dekha jo tumko saamne duniya badal gayi

ho o o
teri nagariya mein beech dagariya mein
nanha sa dil mera kho gaya
teri nagariya mein beech dagariya mein
nanha sa dil mera kho gaya

ho o o
teri atariya mein beech bajariya mein
tu meri main tera ho gaya
oye nanha sa dil mera kho gaya
hoye teri chhoti si umar tera nanha sa jigar
tere maathe ki bindiya ghazab kar gayi
haan aankhon ka kasoor chhuri dil pe chal gayi
ho meri chhoti si umar mera nanha sa jigar
main kya jaanoon kaise bindiya ghazab kar gayi
dekha jo tumko saamne duniya badal gayi

haan aankhon ka kasoor chhuri dil pe chal gayi

ho o o o
baaten banaao nahin aankhen milaao nahin
dekht log lugaai hain
baaten banaao nahin aankhen milaao nahin
dekhat log lugaai hain

ho o o
hamse lajaao nahin aankhen churaao nahin
tumko raam duhaai hai
ho o dekht log lugaai hai
ghoonghat waale o hazur kaahe itna guroor
gore gaalon ki laali julam kar gayi
haan aankhon ka kasoor chhuri dil pe chal gayi
ho meri tirchhi najar meri patli kamar
main kya jaanoon haaye kaise dil pe jaadu kar gayi

dekha jo tumko saamne duniya badal gayi
dekha jo tumko saamne duniya badal gayi


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Blog Day :

4341 Post No. : 15643 Movie Count :

4309

“Hare Krishna”(1974) was directed by K Kameshwar rao for Mukesh Enterprises, Madras. This movie which wsas a mythological movie. had Hema Malini, Jaylalitha, N T Ram Rao, Jamuna, Devika, Rama Prabha, Kanta Rao, S V Ranga Rao, Nag Bhushanam, Rukmini, Satyabhama etc in it.

From the star cast, it appears that the movie was dubbed from a South indian movie. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of the movie. The star cast is very interesting of course as it contains two actors who became Chief Ministers of two south Indian states.

This movie had five songs in it. Here is the first song from “Hare Krishna”(1974) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Suman Kalyanpur and Rafi. B D Mishra is the lyricist. Music is composed by S N Tripathi.

Only the audio of this Radha- Krishna song is available. I reuest our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this song. My guess is that this song was picturised on Hema Malini and N T Rama Rao. But I could be wrong.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Nitin Shah.

With this song. Hare Krishna”(1974) makes its debut in the blog.


Song-Bansi ki dhun sun balmu (Hare Krishna)(1974) Singers-Suman Kalyanpur, Rafi, Lyrics-B D Mishra, MD-S N Tripathi
Both

Lyrics(Provided by Nitin Shah)

bansi ki dhun sun balmu
pyaar mein naachke main to jhoomoon
moh liya is man ko
toone maadhav in nainan ko
hey maadhav in nainan ko

tore hi nainan mein chhupoon
aa tere milan ko main tadpoon
nand kishore ki priye tu u
jhankaar more man ki tu
jhankaar more man ki tu

o o o o o
aa ha ha ha ha
aaa aaa aaa aaa
aaa aaa aaa aaa

vrindaavan ke gokul gaanv ka
tu hai salona sundar saanwra
vrindaavan ke gokul gaanv ka
tu hai salona sundar saanwra
sakhiyon ke sang raas rachaavat
hai mujhko priy ati bhaaya
hai mujhko priy ati bhaaya
vrindaavan ki na to sakhiyaan ab wo
ek tuhi hai saathi ab to
vrindavan ki na to sakhiyaan ab wo
ek tuhi hai saathi ab to
hey sajni ee ee ee ee
hey sajni
ras rang ki baaton se
main ho chuka tumhaara ab to
main ho chuka tumhaara ab to
tore hi nainan mein chhupoon
aa tere milan ko main tadpoon oo

o o o
bansi ki dhun sun balmu
pyaar mein naachke main to jhoomoon
bansi ki dhun sun balmu
pyar mein naachke main to jhoomoon
moh liya is man ko
tune maadhav ke nainan ko

haan re maadhav ke nainan ko


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Blog Day: 4338 Post No.: 15636

Today’s song is from film Raaj Tilak-1958.

This was a S.S.Vasan film from his Gemini Pictures, Madras. Film Raaj Tilak was a remake of the original popular film in Tamil-“Vanji Kottai Valiban”( The youth from Vanji Fort). It was loosely based on the famous adventure novel, “The Count of Monte Cristo”, written by Alexander Dumas and first published in 1844. Its Telugu version was titled “Vijay Kota Veerudu”and the Hindi version was Raaj Tilak.

AVM and Gemini, the two giants from Madras were keen on making Bi-Lingual (Tamil-Hindi/Tamil-Telugu,Telugu-Hindi) or Tri-lingual (Tamil-Telugu-Hindi) films to capture all the three big markets. Southern bosses took pleasure in engaging artistes from Bombay and in return Bombay artistes were happy to work in southern films, because they were disciplined, punctual and worked methodically. Their payments, staying arrangements and the treatment to Hindi artistes was very satisfying.

From the time Vasan’s multilingual Blockbuster, Chandralekha’s success in 1948, it dawned on south producers that a huge market in Hindi belt was available for their successful south films. One after another hit films started from South, like Nishan-49, Mangala-50,Bahar-51, Mr. Sampat-52, Miss Mary-57, Asha-57 and such other films, which were either remakes of Tamil/Telugu hit films or films made in Madras.

During this period, C Ramchandra and his songs were very popular in south. At the same time, his favourite Lyricist Rajendra krishna also had a great demand in south. Rajendra Krishna worked for both AVM and Gemini films. Vasan wanted that Rajendra krishna should work only for Gemini and not AVM. However, Rajendra Krishna continued working for AVM, so Vasan decided not to take Rajendra krishna for Gemini films anymore.

In 1957, AVM’s film Bhabhi became a Hit film. Rajendra krishna had written all the songs for Bhabhi. In 1958, when Vasan Planned to make Raaj Tilak in Hindi and its Tamil and Telugu versions, at the same time, he selected C Ramchandra as its Music Director. That time C Ramchandra was working for film Amardeep-58 in Bombay and Rajendra krishna was the Lyricist. C Ramchandra knew that Vasan will not take Rajendra krishna as a Lyricist for Gemini films anymore. At that time only, P L Santoshi met C Ramchandra. He had fallen on bad days and requested C Ramchandra for his help.

With consideration for past successful association with Santoshi, C Ramchandra recommended Santoshi’s name to Vasan. He also agreed. When Rajendra Krishna came to know this, he did not like it and he severed ties with C Ramchandra. The two never worked together again. The year 1958 was not a good year for C Ramchandra anyway. Lata had given indications that after Raaj Tilak, she would not sing for C Ramchandra. She did only one solo and one duet in this film. After Rajendra krishna split with C Ramchandra, he started recommending Chitragupta, Madan Mohan and others to South producers. C Ramchnadra stopped getting their offers. In addition film Raaj Tilak also did not do so well.

The cast of film Raaj Tilak-58 was Vaijayanti Mala, Padmini, Gemini Ganeshan, Pran, Jagirdar, Bipin Gupta, Lalita Pawar, Durga Khote etc etc. Gemini Ganeshan (17-11-1920 to 22-3-2005), better known in Hindi belt as actress Rekha’s father, started his Hindi films with Devta-56. Then came Miss Mary-57 and his third film was Raaj Tilak-58. He acted in 24 Hindi films. His last film was Allauddin and wonderful Lamp-82. After his death in 2005, two films were released in 2009, namely Shivdoot and Devi Saraswati, both dubbed films.

When I saw actor Pran’s name in the cast of this film, I remembered that Pran had also acted in another same titled film Raaj Tilak-84, featuring Dharmendra, Hema etc. Pran’s first Hindi film – as a Hero – was Khandan-42 in Lahore. he again acted in another same name film Khandan-in 1965. In the 42 film he was the Hero, but in the 1965 film he was a Villain. He did exactly opposite in another same name film. In film Aan Baan-56 ( Ajit-N.Jaywant), he was a Villain, but in the 1972 film Aan Baan (Rajendra kumar-Rakhi) he did a benevolent person’s sober role in this film ! Pran acted as a Villain in film Chingari-55(Shekhar-N.Jayawant) and also in film Chingari-89 (Sanjay Khan-Leena Cghandavarkar).

Pran did role in many remakes of his films. When he came to Bombay from Lahore in 1948, he got roles in films Grihasthi, Ziddi and Chunaria. In 1948, two of his Lahore made films – Birhan and Barsat ki ek raat – released in India. In both these films, he was the Hero, but in India, he started as a villain in his first 3 films. Kishore Sahu remade film Grihasthi-48 as Film “Ghar Basaa ke Dekho”-1963. In this film Pran did the same role as in the 48 film. Comedian Gope had made a film “Malkin” in 1951 (Gope and Yakub). His brother Ram Kamlani remade this film as “Biradari’ in 1966 (Mehmood and Kanhaiyalal). Pran was villain in both the films.

In his 66 years of career, Pran did variety of roles. Besides acting in remakes and same title films, he also worked in 2-3 generations of actor families. In film Rajkumar-1964, he worked with Prithviraj Kapoor. With Raj Kapoor, he did films like Aah, Chori chori, Jis desh mein Ganga behti hai etc etc. He worked with Shammi Kapoor and Shashi Kapoor also. In 1973, he worked in film Rikshawala, with Randhir Kapoor and in film Bobby, with Rishi Kapoor. Thus he worked in 3 generations of Kapoor family.

Pran worked with Naseem Bano in film Sindbad the sailor-52 and worked in many films with Saira Bano-her daughter. He worked with Mumtaz Ali and Mehmood. Pran acted with Sunil Dutt and Sanjay Dutt. He also worked with Dharmendra and Sunny Deol.

There was no other actor like him in Hindi film industry ever again.

Coming back to film Raaj Tilak-58, the story of the film was….

The loyal Diwan of the kingdom accuses the Senapathi to have planned the killing of the young prince. The king ,as a punishment banishes him to another country, but Senapati hides in the kingdom itself. One day he kills the king and becomes the ruler. Before dying, the king asks his loyal Diwan to save the prince and the princess. Diwan takes them and runs away, leaving his own wife and children.

Senapati captures Diwan’s wife, keeps her in prison on an island and leaves his son and daughter in the flowing river. Some kind person saves the children and they grow up as Chander ( G.Ganesan) and sister Gowri ( Vijaya kumari). Senapati comes to know about them and abducts Gowri and arrests Chander and keeps him in a prison on the same island as his mother. Gowri dies while attempting to run away.

Chander meets his mother and learns everything. He vows to kill the Senapathi. He tries to escape from the island with his mother, but mother dies on way and Chander is thrown into the raging sea. He survives and reaches Ratna island. The Rajkumari Mandakini of Ratna island loves him. He narrates every thing to her and she allows him to go his kingdom to kill Senapathi. He comes to the kingdom where he meets his father and also princes Padma who loves him. Meanwhile Mandakini also reaches the kingdom. Padma and Mandakini meet and Padma allows them their love, sacrificing her love.

However during the final battle, in an attempt to save Chander, Mandakini dies. Senapathi is killed and peace returns to kingdom. Padma and Chandar marry and he gets the Raj Tilak !

Today’s song from film Raaj Tilak-58 is sung by Asha, Rafi, Vinod and chorus. In the video, one can see Agha, Jagirdar, Shammi and Padmini. This will be the 4th song from this film to feature here.


Song-Chalna sambha sambhal ke jee (Raaj Tilak)(1958) Singers-Rafi, Asha Bhonsle, Vinod, Lyrics-P L Santoshi, MD-C Ramchandra
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Lyrics

ha ha
sambhal ke bhai
chalna sambhal ke ji sambhal sambhal ke chalna
chalna sambhal ke ji sambhal sambhal ke chalna
ho o raahi ho
ho o raahi ho
chalna sambhal sambhal ke ji chalna sambhal ke
hoy chalna sambhal sambhal ke ji chalna sambhal ke

ho gaadi waale
dekh gali ke khadke gaali re chalaaye
naazuk naazuk dil hai mera
gachke na khaaye
piya gachke na khaaye

atak datak kyun tu bole
ye to meethhe methhe hichkole laage halke halke
hoy chalna sambhal sambhal ke ji chalna sambhal ke

manzil hai kitni door oor
manzil hai kitni door
jaanoon na haaye re ae
soch ke yahi mera aa aa
jiya ghabraaye re
jiya ghabraaye re
hone aayi shaam
hone aayi shaam
ek na taara jhhalke

hoy chalna sambhal sambhal ke ji chalna sambhal ke

meelon ki koson ki tu dekh na doori
tu dekh na doori
man mein jo aasha teri hogi wo poori
hogi wo poori
sooraj niklega phir
ek baar dhhal ke

hoy chalna sambhal sambhal ke ji chalna sambhal ke
hoy chalna sambhal sambhal ke ji chalna sambhal ke

hoshiyaar
khabardaar


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