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

Blog Day : 3952 Post No. : 15028

# Superstar Child Artist – Jr. Mehmood # 6
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(Rafi Sings for Jr. Mehmood # 4)
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Welcome all to this post of today where we are going to enjoy a song from the 1973 movie ‘Ek Naari Do Roop’.

‘Ek Naari Do Roop-1973’ was directed by Madhusudan for ‘Co-operative Pictures’.

It was produced by S. Srivastava and presented by Shatrughan Sinha.

This movie had Shatrughan Sinha, Rashmi, Iftekhar, Madan Puri, Mehmood Junior, Malika, Lalita Kumar, Kajal, Rajni, Sapru, Chaman Puri, Honey Chhaya, Maruti, Moolchand, Qureshi, Ranvir Raj, Subhash, Master, Sheroo, Ratan, Chikoo, with Nadira and Roopesh Kumar. Asha Sachdev makes a special appearance in this movie.

Screenplay and Dialogues of this movie were written by Madhusudan. Editing of this movie was done by Kamlakar with Babubhai Shah as Assistant.

This movie had total five songs in it.

Lyrics of the songs of this movie were written by Naqsh Lyallpuri and Asad Bhopali. (Naqsh Lyallpuri had penned three songs while two songs were penned by Asad Bhopali including <a href="Dil ka soona saaz taraana dhoondhega(Ek naari do roop)(1973)“>the one most well known and popular song from this movie. And incidentally both the songs penned by Asad Bhopali for this movie were sung by Rafi Saab).

So far, three songs from this movie have been posted on the blog, and today’s song will be the fourth song from this movie being posted on the blog.

Asha Bhonsle, Mohd Rafi and Kishore Kumar have given their voices to the songs in this movie.

Music for this movie was composed by Ganesh.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 15.09.1973…

I have not watched this movie so can’t say much about its performance of other trivia associated with this movie. However, from the part of this movie that I have watched, I can say that this movie must be an interesting movie to watch.

‘Ek Naari Do Roop-1973’ had total five songs in it of which three songs have already been posted earlier. After posting the third song from this movie Atul ji had mentioned that he wants to take movie to ‘Yippeeee’dom’ at the earliest possible. 😊

I had then requested him that one song will be shared by me as it was planned by me for this series almost four and half years back. (however, the video or audio of this song was not available then and even now I could not find it’s audio link. It is because one of our most respected and beloved members that we have the video of this song for our enjoyment).

Also, I would like to thank Atul ji for waiting and allow me to share this song here (the first song from this movie to be posted on the blog was naturally the most known song from this movie i.e. ‘dil ka soona saaz taraana dhoondhega’, and it was posted on the 31.07.2008).

In the previous post under this series we have enjoyed the song ‘aisa banoonga actor main yaaron’ … from the movie ‘Ghar Ghar Ki Kahaani-1970’. We had also gone through the filmography of Junior Mehmood from 1967 to 1970.

Today’s song is sung by Rafi Saab and it is picturised on Junior Mehmood and others.

With this song all the songs sung by Rafi Saab for Junior Mehmood stands covered, however one more song sung by Rafi Saab is there where Junior Mehmood is present without lip-syncing the song. This information was also shared by Junior Mehmood himself during my first conversation with him.

Following are the other three songs sung by Rafi Saab for Junior Mehmood;

Lagey koi lottery koi jackpot lagey

Na koi paisa na ilm

Birha ki rain sooni sooni sejariya

I think there could be more songs (one I have noted) sung by other singers for Junior Mehmood which we have to explore, and thus I am not concluding this series yet. Also, in the next post we can have a look on filmography of Junior Mehmood from 1971-1980.

Lyrics for the today’s song are by Asad Bhopali and music is composed by Ganesh.
This song, may not be that much popular, is still a nice entertaining and hummable song from this movie.

Let us now enjoy today’s song …


Song-Ham hi jaanen ek torey manwaa ki peer (Ek Naari Do Roop)(1973) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Asad Bhopali, MD-Ganesh

Lyrics

Ham hi jaanen
ek Torey manwaa ki peer
Ham hi jaanen
ek Torey manwaa ki peer
Jagat mein pyaar lutaayi ke
Ham jaison ko apnayi ke
Haan
Jagat mein pyaar lutaayi ke
Ham jaison ko apnayi ke
Ban jayiho tum bhi ameeron ke ameer haan
Ham hi jaanen
ek Torey manwaa ki peer
Ham hi jaane
ek Torey manwaa°°° aa ki peer

Aahaa o re
O
Aaaha o re

Itna paisa ka kariyo re
Jod jod ke
haan
Haan
Ho o
Itna paisa ka kariyo re
Jod jod ke
Kal daaku le jaiyen taala tod tod ke
Maaya lobh ke chakkar chhodo
Ho o o o
Maaya lobh ke chakkar chhodo
Dukhiyaaron se naataa jodo

Ho o o o
Pochho gareebon ki ankhiyon se neer
Haaye ae
Ham hi jaane ek
Torey manwaa ki peer

Ham hi jaane
ek Torey manwaa°°° aa ki peer

Moochhan pe bal daike
Seenaa taan taan ke ae
haan
Haan
Ho o
Moochhan pe bal daike
Seenaa taan taan ke
Hamse ankhiyaan pher ke gujre
Jaan jaan ke
Oonchaa naam hai
Manwaa chhotaa
Ho o o o o o
Oonchaa naam hai
Manwaa chhotaa
Kaale kaam hai dhandaa khotaa

Ho o o o
Inse ka banbe hamaari taqdeer
Haan aa
Ham hi jaane ek
Ho
Torey manwaa ki peer
Ho
Ham hi jaane ek
Torey manwaa°°° aa ki peer

Aahaa o re
O
Aaaha o re

Hamri aashaa poori kar do
Dhoom dhaam se
Haan
Haan
Ho o hamri aashaa poori kar do
Dhoom dhaam se
man apna atkaa lo
Sai ram naam se
Ye pyaar ka saudaa kariyo
Ho o o o ho o o
Ye pyaar ka saudaa kariyo
Hamre man ki jholi bhariyo

Ho o o
Haathon mein hamre hai
Dhan ki lakeer
Haaye ae
Ham hi jaane ek
Torey manwaa ki peer

Ham hi jaane ek
Torey manwaa ki peer
Jagat mein pyaar lutaayi ke
Ham jaison ko apnayi ke
Haan
Jagat mein pyaar lutaayi ke
Ham jaison ko apnayi ke

Ban jayiho tum bhi ameeron ke ameer haan
Ham hi jaane ek
Torey manwaa ki peer

Ham hi jaane ek
Torey manwaa°°° aa ki peer

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Devnagri Script Lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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हम ही जाने
एक तोरे मनवा की पीर
हम ही जाने
एक तोरे मनवा की पीर
जगत में प्यार लुटाई के
हम जैसों को अपनाई के
हाँ
जगत में प्यार लुटाई के
हम जैसों को अपनाई के
बन जयिहो तुम भी अमीरों के अमीर
हाँ
हम ही जाने
एक तोरे मनवा की पीर
हम ही जाने
एक तोरे मनवा°°°आ की पीर

अहा ओ रे

आहा ओ रे

इतना पैसा का करियो रे
जोड़ जोड़ के
हाँ
हाँ
हो ओ
इतना पैसा का करियो रे
जोड़ जोड़ के
कल डाकू ले जयिये ताला तोड़ तोड़ के
माया लोभ के चक्कर छोडो
हो ओ ओ ओ
माया लोभ के चक्कर छोडो
दुखियारों से नाता जोड़ो

हो ओ ओ ओ
पोछो गरीबों की अंखियों से नीर
हाए ए
हम ही जाने
एक तोरे मनवा की पीर

हम ही जाने एक
तोरे मनवा°°°आ की पीर
अ हा

मूछन पे बल दयिके
सीना तान तान के ए
हाँ
हाँ
हो ओ
मूछन पे बल दयिके
सीना तान तान के ए
हमसे अँखियाँ फेर के गुजरे
जान जान के
ऊंचा नाम है
मनवा छोटा
हो ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
ऊंचा नाम है
मनवा छोटा
काले काम है धंधा खोटा

हो ओ ओ ओ
इनसे का बनबे हमारी तकदीर
हाँ आ
हम ही जाने एक
हो
तोरे मनवा की पीर
हो
हम ही जाने एक
तोरे मनवा°°°आ की पीर

अहा ओ रे

आहा ओ रे

हमरी आशा पूरी कर दो
धूम धाम से
हाँ
हाँ
हो ओ हमरी आशा पूरी कर दो
धूम धाम से
मन अपना अटका लो
साईं राम नाम से
ये प्यार का सौदा करियो
हो ओ ओ ओ हो ओ ओ
ये प्यार का सौदा करियो
हमरे मन की झोली भरियो

हो ओ ओ
हाथों में हमरे है
धन की लकीर
हाए ए
हम ही जाने
एक तोरे मनवा की पीर

हम ही जाने
एक तोरे मनवा की पीर
जगत में प्यार लुटाई के
हम जैसों को अपनाई के
हाँ
जगत में प्यार लुटाई के
हम जैसों को अपनाई के

बन जयिहो तुम भी अमीरों के अमीर हाँ
हम ही जाने
एक तोरे मनवा की पीर

हम ही जाने
एक तोरे मनवा°°°आ की पीर

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

Blog Day : 3944 Post No. : 15020

Mohammed Rafi : The Incomparable (II) – Song No. 11
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Songs of religious fervor are an integral part of hindi films. This was more prevalent upto 80’s, than I think the trend went downhill. In recent decades this type of songs have made a return in the mainstream film with spectacular bhajans and philosophical/religious flavor.

In Mohammed Rafi Sahab total output of around 5000 songs, I can guess this genre of bhajan/religious/philosophical/naats/qawwali’s accounts for 7-8 % . This is my conservative guess work, this might well turn out to be 10%.

I began this series ‘Mohammed Rafi: The incomparable ‘ with this song . In the revival of the series Part – II so far there was no such song. ‘A – Z of Rafi Songs” series also began with a bhajan .

The holy month of ‘Ramadhan’ is beginning tomorrow. This month is a period of ‘Barakah’ where the almighty’s blessings and sawaab for the believers ibaadat is manifold. I am not mentioning the “na’ymat” that the Allah (swt) has bestowed on the mortals for the worldly needs. The material things and luxuries that we all ask for and get from Allah (swt) are all “faani” (faani – will end one day) and are finite in nature. Allah’s Rehmat and the ability to give/forgive is limitless, infinite. It is our asking ability that is finite. If this simple thing is understood by us mortals, none of us will be jealous of each other. Jealousy is something which is always there among peers or people who are close/known to each other or in the same social circle. No one is ever jealous of the celebrities or those who are far away from us. People need to look far and beyond of their immediate circle’s to realize that God Almighty has so much to give and he has spread the blessings far and beyond. Than what one has to do is ask him to bless us too, becoz his capacity to give is so much far and beyond of what our imagination’s limits will take us. We can also ask him to give us far and beyond of where our imagination is able to imagine. See there is hope here and light at the end of the tunnel.

This is great motivational pitch for counseling people who are dejected due to any reason. If and when I encounter such people, I make it a point to tell them that look towards the whole mankind, how much God Almighty has blessed the people all over the world. People do seemingly impossible things, have achieved so much. Do you think all this happened without the will of God? So, what is your problem? So keep trying and ask of the Almighty. Have faith and trust that the Almighty has blessed the others and he will bless you too.

The song no. 11 I am presenting here is from the film Aalam Ara (1956). This would be the first remake of the first talkie film of India. The lyricist is Shewan Rizvi and the composer if A. R.Qurieshi. Mohammad Rafi Sahab is in element in this religious nazm and telling the story of a youg boy’s quest for the deeds that take him closer to ‘Imaan’ and to the eternal tranquility of heaven. This quest in exemplified in the boy’s wish to keep ‘Roza’ as an obedience and prayer. This story goes on to tell how the child insists on observing the fast and how the parents try to counsel him, thinking in their affection for him that he is too young. Then on to how the child is young and frail, falls down due to dizziness His heart stops beating and he dies.

The parents are both distraught and unable to bear the blow. Just than a ‘Faqeer’ comes to the door asking for food to break the fast. The faqeer is actually a farishta (angel) who has been sent by Allah (SWT) to rescue. This is divine intervention and the farishta keeps his hand on the boys chest and recites something. The child open his eyes and thus alive again. It’s a miracle, the boy and the parents are thus rewarded by the Almighty’s barakah and no harm comes to the believers and the steadfast.

It is said that the age of miracles is long over and there are no more miracles to be found in the present era. In the present context, this story would simply mean that the child’s heart had stopped and a few seconds or minutes later he was given first aid and the heart started beating and a life was thus saved. What is relevant and of utmost importance is the timely action of the faqeer in giving the necessary first aid to the child.

Similarly, may Allah(SWT) help us all in the times of need, this is a prayer. We all have seen several instances of such divine intervention, when help comes from unexpected source and our difficulty or problem is solved. People are known to have come out of dire situations in various strata of life. Even Maradona had a goal by “Hand of God”. 

The lesson here is to believe in the ‘Rehmat’ of Allah (SWT) and always treat each other with respect and love. Because we don’t know when and who are destined to be our ‘Rehmatkafarishta’.


Song-Karta Hai Ek Raavi Ye Dilsoz Ye Bayaan (Aalam Aara)(1956) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Shewan Rizvi, MD-A R Qureshi

Lyrics

karta hai ek raavi ye dilsoz ye bayaan
ramzaan ke mahine ki mash-hoor daastaan

mulk-e-yemen meinn ladka thha ek aatth saal kaa aa
charcha thha shehr shehr mein
jis ke jamaal ka aa

rozaa khudaa ke naam pe rakkhne ka shauq thha
ramzaan ka jo chaand nazar uss ko aa gayaa aa
kehne lagaa ye maan se ke rozaa rakkhoongaa main
mujh ko jagaana raat ko sehri karoongaa main

bachche ki baat ka na kiya maan ne kuchh khayaal
ladkaa jo subah uttha to uss ko huaa malaal
samjhaaya maan ne aye mere dilbar na kar malaal
rozaa nahin hai farz abhi tujhpe mere laal
maasoom dil pe thes lagi maan se yoon kahaa
ammi suno ye kehtaa hai Quraan mein khudaa aa
roze ki bhookh pyaas ka jo gham utthaayegaa
uss rozaadaar ko na jahannum jalaayegaa
quraan ka nuzool issi maah mein huaa
tauba qubool kartaa hai iss maah mein khudaa aa

al-qissa raat aayi to woh jaagta rahaa aa
kehna kisi ka kuchh na suna roza rakh liya
sehri wo karke so gayaaaur so ke jab utthaa
bete ka maatha choom ke maadar ne ye kahaa aa
rozaa na rakh sakegaa tu zid apni chhod de ea
de doongi apna rozaa tujhe rozaa tod de ea
ladka ye bolaa khaana main hargiz na khaaungaa
apne khudaa-e-paak ko kya munh dikhaaungaa
dopehar dhal ke asr ka jab waqt aa gayaa
paani begair pyaas se khushk ho gayaa galaa aa
seene mein saans ruk gayi chakkar sa aa gayaa
kamsin thha nazneen thha chakra ke gir padaa
harkat jo dil ki band hui aankh jhuk gayee
nabzen idhar rukin to udhar saans ruk gayee
maa ne kahaa pukaar ke maasoom chal diyaa
aftaar ki khushi se bhi mehroom chal diyaa
maan baap laash dekhte thhe apne laal ki
maiyyat padi thhi saamne ek aatth saal ki
aakhir ko rozaa kholne ka waqt aa gayaa
donon ne gham mein bete ke khaaya na kuchh piyaa

nagaah dar pe aa ke sawaali ne di sadaa aa
saayil ki shakl mein thha farishtaa khadaa huaa
aawaaz di ke le lo faqeeron ki tum duaa
main bhi hoon rozaadaar do Allah ke naam ka
jis dam suni faqeer ki donon ne ye sadaa aa
aftaar ko jo rakkhaa thha saayil ko de diyaa aa
saayil ne bheekh le ke kahaa maajra hai kya
maatam hai ghar mein kaisaa yeh mujh ko bhi do bataa aa
saayil ko apne saath pidarghar mein le gayaa
farzand ke janaaze ko laa kar dikhaa diyaa aa
bachche ki laash dekh ke saayil ne kuchh padhaa aa
seene pe haath rakh ke ye murde ko di sadaa aa
ae nanhe rozaadar tu ab rozaa khol le
ghamgeen maan khadi hai zara maan se bol le ae
jumbish labon pe hone lagi aankh khol di ee
bachche ko zinda dekh ke maadar lipat gayeeee
saayil ye keh ke aankhon se rooposh ho gayaa
bhejaa huaa main aaya thha parwardighar ka aa
thha imtihaan ka waqt museebat ki ye ghadi
jo usspe jaan dete hain marte nahin kabhi eeee
marte nahin kabhi …..


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Blog Day : 3938 Post No. : 15013

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Mohammed Rafi : The Incomparable (II) – Song No. 10
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As story telling songs go, my personal favourite song is
this song from “Jab Jab Phool Khile”. Another such song which is readily coming to mind is this
this post written by me.

There are more such wonderful songs in this genre in Hindi films. While looking for a Mohammed Rafi song for the 15KSMC, I found this song, which is sort of storytelling and kids entertainment song. It’s a pure Solo song from the 50’s written by Rajendra Krishan and composed by C. Ramchandra for the film Insaaniyat(1955).

One more feature of this song is that it has Agha(senior) singing it for the benefit of kids watching describing the antics by a monkey. From the page containing Anniversay dates I find that the veteran character and comic actor Aghajan Baig was born on 21st March 1914 at Pune and died on 30/04/1992 also in Pune. So this year on 30/04/2019, it is Agha’s 27th death anniversary. There are many songs which Agha has been seen singing on screen. He had at least two solo Rafi songs in this film “ Insaaniyat” alone. So by this yardstick there are a few more songs picturized on him may still remain to be posted. One more song which is Agha is singing on screen is this one .
One more poignant Rafi solo highlighting the plight of the deprived and under preliviged. Another significant song on him is this this song .

Last week a younger work-mate and a friend, who is maybe born in the 80’s described a person (who looks like Agha actually) as ‘Shakaal’. I tried to explain that he is actually very similar to Agha looks-wise, but she did not know who was Agha. Even saying that he was a comic character actor from black & white movies and Jalal Agha’s father failed to ring a bell. So there came this memory from long back, of a TV ad featuring Agha. This was the advert for ‘Brittania Coconut Cookies”. Here Agha is seen wearing a sherwani walking down a garden of coconut trees swinging his walking stick. One coconut falls down, hits him on the head before hitting the ground . Agha picks up the coconut, which is broken and opens into two pieces of the shell with the biscuits inside. The catch phrase of the add was “ab brittania ne nariyal ko kurmurana sikhaya’. Of course Agha is seen eating the biscuit and enjoying it. I tried to find if the that ad clip is available on the net, but could not find it.

Anyway, this song was there with lyrics written down and a look at the Anniversary page made the writing of this post a must.

Clearly Mohammed Rafi sahab’s is enjoying singing this song. A cheerful and peppy no. I heard this only today that the thespian had said to someone ‘that “Mohammad Rafi” is the name given to him by his parents and he prefers to be called Mohammed Rafi instead of Rafi Sahab’.

Actually when I had stumbled upon this blog and thought of looking at the stats page, the first name I tried to find is Mohammed Rafi. No one can imagine my shock when the name was not there in the M list of singers. Thankfully I thought to look under R also as I was on the page and looking in the correct list of singers.

Some may say “ what is there in a name ?”, so I am certainly not in a position to insist that the blog also call him by his given full name.

So this is song No. 10 of the series, which will continue at least till 31st July.


Song-Raja beta bada ho ke jaayega school (Insaaniyat)(1955) Singer-Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics-Rajendra Krishan, MD-C Ramchandra

Lyrics

Raja beta badaa ho ke
Jaayegaa school
O Raja beta badaa ho ke
Jaayegaa school
Beta jaayegaa school
karegaa padhaayi ya likhaayi
Mein na bhool
Haan likhaayi mein na bhool

Ye baat rahe yaad
Banegaa ustaad
Waah re ustaad beta
Waah waah re ustaad

Baitthe baitthe ladkon pe
Ra’ub jamaayegaa

Hogaa jo shareer
Uss ke baint lagaayegaa
Ji baint lagaayegaa
Ji baint lagaayegaa
Phir karegaa raja shaadi
Khush hongi Amma daadi
Dulhan hogi tez mizaaj
Karegi iss par poora raaj
Chulha phunkwaayegi
Roti bhi pakwaayegi
Bachcha bhi khilwaayegi
Han haan
Sab kuchh karwaayegi
Samjhe naa

Masaala piswaayegi
Arey o lala
Ragad masaala
De ragdaa
De ragdaa
Mol liyaa thhaa
Kaahe beta
Shaadi ka ye jhagdaa

Dekho dekho
O dekho dekho
Bajaaye shehnaayi
Bajaaye shehnaayi
Hamaare lalnaa
Haan hamaare lalnaa


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Blog Day : 3933 Post No. : 15006

“Roop Sundari”(1964) was directed by Chandrakant for Chitradoot, Bombay. This veshbhoosha pradhaan (euphemism for B grade movie) had Anita Guha, Mahipal, B M Vyas, Sundar, Ratnmala, Bela Bose, Rajrani, V Gopal, Laxmichhaaya etc in it.

The movie had seven songs in it. Five of these songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the sixth song from the movie to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Rafi. Bharat Vyas is the lyricist. Music is composed by Sardar Malik.

Only the audio of the song is available. From the sounds of it, this appears to be a public lament song sung in the background when the leading lady is seen suffering.

I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this song.


Song-Nayi seeta ki suno nayi kahaani (Roop Sundari)(1964) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Bharat Vyas, MD-Sardar Malik

Lyrics

nayi seeta ki suno nayi kahaani
nayi seeta ki suno nayi kahaani
dharti ki beti sab dukh sahti
chup chup rehti
kuchh bhi nahi kehti
naari vyatha ki
katha puraani
katha puraani
nayi seeta ki suno nayi kahaani
nayi srrta ki suno nayi kahaani

auron ko tu phool hi baante
khud daaman mein bharti kaante
kaisa ajab hai bhaag tumhaara
amar hai naari tyaag tumhaara
teri anokhi hai kurbaani
teri anokhi hai kurbaani
hai kurbaani
nayi seeta ki suno nayi kahaani
nayi seeta ki suno nayi kahaani

ye samaaj ne zulm hi dhaaye
kya kya tujhpe kalank lagaaye
soya hua bhagwaan na jaaga
raam ne bhi jab tujhko tyaaga
ban ban bhatke dard deewaani
ban ban bhatke dard deewani
dard deewani
nayi seeta ki suno nayi kaheani
nayi seeta ki suno nayi kahaeni


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Blog Day : 3930 Post No. : 15001

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Atul Song-A-Day 15K Song Milestone Celebrations – 11
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Mohammed Rafi : The Incomparable (II) – Song No. 09
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Another momentous occasion, another celebratory post and I was feeling lost. Where was the inspiration ? I saw the e-mailer for the celebration posts planned, just after I had prepared and submitted a post for another song(yet to be posted). This post took a whole three weeks to complete. I am actually not happy writing posts this way. I prefer to write the complete post, in one go. I may look at it 2-4 times and make certain corrections/improvements if required before submitting the post. If I am forced to take breaks while writing the posts, than it takes forever to complete the job.

Fresh instructions were issued to write a post and send it ASAP 🙂 . Incidentally, this acronym is three quarters same as ASAD. ASAD means “Lion” in Arabic and Urdu. I tried to find if this word has a meaning in any other language and found on Google that it means “shubha Mahurat” in Hindi. How appropriate is all this !

On receipt of the above ASAP request, I informed the kaptan’s that I can send a post only next week. They were given no other option but to agree 🙂 .

Than I suddenly remembered the song which had brought me to the blog back in 2010. Predictably it was an illusion of a Rafi song. Why I call it an illusion is that there are just signs of it existing, but so far it has not surfaced. As per some online comments I had gathered this information that Rafi Sahab had rendered this Poem by Pradeep “Khud jiyo auron ko bhi jeene do” for a documentary film made by films division of India. In this document Prithvi Raj Kapoor is shown singing this peom in a class room. I chanced upon this blog in January 2010 while looking for the full lyrics of this poem.

Last week I again searched for any more clues about this rendition by Rafi Sahab and found that a documentary named “khud jiyo auron ko bhi jeene do” was listed in the archives of Films Division of india. This raises hopes that this song exists. So I have requested Sudhir Sir to try to find it.

But this celebration post cannot wait and it started on the blog and I needed a special song for this. Four posts on this 15KSMC have already appeared , awesome songs and posts by Peeviecee’s Mom, Avinash Ji, Shenoy ji and Ava ji. In my own searches and looking for inspiring song, I have just skimmed by these articles and not been able to give comments. All of these were relatively newer songs, so I looked for an old song. I found one Rafi Solo from the 50’s which should have been here already.

But just as I was trying to introspect and decide how to start the post and what to write in it, I remembered this endearing philosophical song rendered by Rafi Sahab in English. The song exhorts us to remember that the world is one and that we share one earth, sky and sun. For all that we know, we are alone in the universe. The universe out there is huge, mean and dangerous. It makes sense for the dwellers of this planet to stick together and not try to wipe each other out from the face of the earth. The past Civilizations of the bygone eras were destroyed due to natural calamities and due to excesses committed by humanity. There are traces of these bygone civilizations, some of which were literally rotten to death. There are continents on this earth, where the entire aboriginal races were eliminated to cater to the human greed of the so called civilized races. That was the era where the strong destroyed the weak for greed of land and resources and wealth.

Now the continents of the world and its controllers are invested in each other and are dependent on each other for accumulation of their virtual wealth and power. And the nation states of the modern world are sailing in the same seas. It is the financial interests of the market forces of modern civilsation, that guide the national pride and the fervor of strategically important market places. In this wider picture also the old adage “united we stand, divided we fall” holds good.

The lyrics of the song are written by Harindernath Chattopadhyay, to suit the meter of the song ‘Bahaaron Phool Barsaao” arguably the most popular song ever. The composers of these iconic songs are Shankar-Jaikishan.

The earnest and honest rendition by Rafi Sahab is to be heard and absorbed in the heart. This is Rafi Sahab singing in an unfamiliar language. He used write down the lyrics in urdu, which is the only language he knew to read and write. A humble person is showing us a wider picture in the mirror.
He tries to make us see ‘ A world his dignity demands. ‘ The Almighty creator looks at the world as one, so remember friends the world is one. And most major monotheistic religions of the world also believe that the human race is created from a single male and female.

So the Rafi song from 1950’s, which is my favorite period for widest range of Rafi Sahabs songs, will wait for its turn in this series. Just a reminder to myself, that I need to write a post each to commemorate 100 years of Majrooh Sultanpuri, Kaifi Azmi and Shamshad Begum.

Meanwhile, to all those connected with blog, my fellow contributors and the kaptans, I extend heartiest congratulations on this milestone of 15000 songs, and wish that we all find the gems we look for in the musical khazana.


Song-Remember friends the world is one (Rafi NFS)(1970) Singer-Mohammed Rafi,Lyrics-Harindernath Chattopadhyay, MD-Shankar-Jaikishan

Lyrics

although we hail from different lands
we share one earth and sky and sun
remember friends the world is one
although we hail from different lands
we share one earth and sky and sun
remember friends the world is one

we want all enmity to cease
for we want peace
we all want peace
we want no hate
we want no strife
since we were born
for love and life

come let us chant while joining hands
we shall not rest till wars are done
remember friends the world is one
although we hail from different lands
we share one earth and sky and sun
remember friends the world is one

we have met here to dream and build
we want our dreams to be fulfilled
we have come here to dream and plan
a world of joy and hope for men
a world His dignity demands
a world that we shall see begun
remember friends the world is one

although we hail from different lands
we share one earth and sky and sun
remember friends the world is one


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Blog Day : 3918 Post No. : 14981

“Raajput”(1982) was produced by Musheer Riaz and directed by Vijay Anand for M R Productions, Bombay. This “social” movie had Dharmendra,Hema Malini,Rajesh Khanna, Vinod Khanna, Ranjeeta Kaur, Tina Munim,Rehman, Ranjeet, Nazir Hussain, Om Shivpuri, Indrani Mukherjee, Iftekhar, Purnima, Murad, Mohan Sherry, Prem Sagar, Tej Sapru, Brahma Bhardwaj, Harbans Darshan M Arora etc in it.

The movie had six songs in it. Four songs (including one muliple version song) has been covered in the past.

Here is the fifth song from “Raajput”(1982) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Rafi and female chorus. Anand Bakshi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Laxmikant Pyarelal.

The song is a bacround song which is picturised as a bidaai song. The picturisation shows Hema Malini is a doli, with this song being played in the background. The picturisation shows Rajesh Khanna (the bridegroom), alongwith Tej Sapru (his father) and other members of Barat party. In a distance Dharmendra is seen astride a horse.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Prakashchandra. He points out that he audio of this song is longer than the video by one stanza and more. Lyrics are as per the full audio version.

Audio( Full)

video(Partial)

Song-Doli ho doli (Raajput)(1982) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal
Female Chorus

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

doli ho doli ee
ho doli
doli ho doli ee
jab jab guzri tu iss dagar se
bichhdaa koyee humjoli ee
doli ho doli
ho doli
doli
ho doli ee

maayad ri laadli
baabaa sa ri pyaari
chhod peehar ye le chaali ee
maayad ri laadli
baabaa sa ri pyaari
chhod peehar ye le chaali ee

tu kyaa jaaney
kaun suhaagan
tu kyaa jaaney
kaun suhaagan
tu kyaa jaaney
kaun abhaagan
jo baithha bas uss ko uthhaayaa
apne raste ho li ee
doli
ho doli
ho doli
doli ho doli ee

ik aangan tu phulwaa baante
ik aangan bikhraaye kaante
tere aagey peechhe dukh sukh
kheley aankh michauli ee
doli ho doli
ho doli
doli ho doli ee

maayad ri laadli
baabaa sa ri pyaari
chhod peehar ye le chaali ee

jag mein aissaa kyun hota hai
ik hanstaa hai
ik rotaa hai
tujh se kitni baar ye poochhaa
tu ik baar na boli ee
doli ho doli
jab jab guzri
tu iss dagar se
bichhdaa koyee humjoli ee
doli ho doli
doli ho doli ee


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Blog Day : 3908 Post No. : 14966

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Blog Ten Year Challenge (2009-2019)-Song number 24
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Nowadays, we generally believe that the golden era of HFM lasted from 1949 till 1980 and after that the general standards of HFM fell down several notches, never to recover again.

When I was growing up in 1970s, I felt that this deterioration of HFM had started in 1970s itself. Some of the songs that later were considered classics were regarded by mediocre by me during those days. For instance, the songs of “Do Chor”(1972) were mediocre for me. Song like Yaari ho gayi yaar se lak tunoo tunoo was jarring to my ears. “Sanyaasi” (1974) songs were downright mediocre as far as I was concerned.

Many Laxmikant Pyarelal compositions of 1970s were chaalu to my ears and I did not like them much. I did not like the songs of “Suhaag”(1979) much but today these songs are considered near classics.

“Aas Paas”(1980) songs were very much mediocre songs to my ears and minds. No wonder that I did not watch this movie. The most chaalu and popular song of the movie was Tum jo chale gaye to hogi badi kharaabi. This movie made its debut in the blog with this song. That was on 31 march 2009, viz exactly ten years ago.

The movie had six songs in it, but only one more song from the movie has since been covered. This second song is Hamko bhi gham ne maara which was posted on 6 december 2013. After that, there has been no more covereage of songs from this movie for more than five years.

Now, thanks to the “blog ten year challenge” series, this movie “Aas Paas”(1980) came to the notice of Avinash Scrapwala and he sent the lyrics of another song from “Aas Paas”(1980).

This song, the third from the movie to appear in the blog, is sung by Rafi and Lata. Anand Bakshi is the lyricist. Music is omposed by Laxmikant Pyarelal.

The song is picturised as a typical Punjabi style dance song. It is picturised on Dharmendra, Hema Malini and many other male and female dancers in bright colorful attires. harmendra with his two left feet style dancing makes for a sharp contrast from Hema Malini, a dancing exponent.

As mentioned earlier, I had not watched this movie during its time and I was not even aware of this song till now. So this song comes in the blog exactly ten years after another song appeared in the blog. And at the same time, this song comes to my notice some four decades after it was created. So I suppose this can also form some kind of a challenge series, viz – Songs coming to notice forty year after its creation. 🙂

For now, here is this latest presentation under the “Blog Ten Year Challenge (2009-2019)” series.

Video (Partial)

Audio (Full)

Song-Shahar mein charcha hai (Aas Paas)(1980) Singers-Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal
Both

Lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

tere laung da peya lashkaara
te haaliyan ne hal dak lay
ho jatt kudiyaan to darr da maara
te mode utthe daang rakhdaa
oye

shahar mein charchaa hai
aa haa
shahar mein charchaa hai
ye duniya kehti hai ae
shahar mein charchaa hai
ye duniya kehti hai ae
gali mein meri ik ladki kanwaari rehti hai
kahin tu wohi to nahin
wohi to nahin
wohi to nahin. . .
haan haan bol

shahar mein charchaa hai
aa haa
shahar mein charchaa hai
zamaana kehta hai ae
shahar mein charchaa hai
zamaana kehta hai
gali mein meri ik mera
deewaana rehta hai
kahin tu wohi to nahin
wohi to nahin
wohi to nahin. . .
bol

sun ri kamla
ik jat yamla
moonchh naa daadhi
ghoda gaadi ee
leke aaya
ho aaya
dil ghabraayaa aa
leke aaya
ho aaya
dil ghabraaya
main sharmaayi ee
raam duhaayi ee..ee
meri nindiya tooti
jo dekha ye sapna
chhupaata hai kyun soorat
saaf dikha chehra apna
kahin tu wohi to nahin
wohi to nahin
wohi to nahin. . .
bol

dekh o bante
ye khat padh ke
kisne likha hai
is mein likha hai
teri deewaani
deewaani
main dil jaani ee
teri deewaani
deewaani
main dil jaani
band te baaja aa
leke aaja aa
dikhaa doon ye tujhko
ise pehchaane to
mujhe shaq hota hai tujhpe
buraa naa maane to
kahin tu wohi to nahin
wohi to nahin
wohi to nahin. . .
hoye hoye bol naa..aa

sajaa hai mandap saamne tere
aa chal le len ham bhi phere
ho o mud ja jattaa
ho jattaa
chhod dupatta aa aa
mud ja jattaa
ho jattaa
chhod dupatta
aur jo ho par
ye nahin hoga aa aa
yahi ho jaaye na
ye hote dekha hai
mere haathon mein ye jiske
lagan ki rekha hai
kahin tu wohi to nahin
wohi to nahin
wohi to nahin. . .
ho o bol

shahar mein charchaa hai
zamaana kehta hai
gali mein meri ik mera
deewaana rehta hai
kahin tu wohi to nahin
kahin tu wohi to nahin
kahin tu wohi to nahin
wohi to nahin
wohi to nahin. . .
haan haan bol

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Devnagri Script lyrics (provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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तेरे लौंग दा पया लश्कारा
ते हालियां ने हल डाक लय
हो जट्ट कुडियां तो डर दा मारा
ते मोड उत्थे डांग रखदा
ओये

शहर में चर्चा है
आ हां
शहर में चर्चा है
ये दुनिया कहती है
शहर में चर्चा है
ये दुनिया कहती है
गली में मेरी इक लड़की कंवारी रहती है
कहीं तू वही तो नहीं
वही तो नहीं
वही तो नहीं॰ ॰ ॰
हाँ हाँ बोल

शहर में चर्चा है
आ हां
शहर में चर्चा है
ज़माना कहता है
शहर में चर्चा है
ज़माना कहता है
गली में मेरी इक मेरा
दीवाना रहता है
कहीं तू वही तो नहीं
वही तो नहीं
वही तो नहीं॰ ॰ ॰
बोल

सुन री कमला
इक जट यमला
मूछ ना दाढ़ी
घोड़ा गाडी ई
लेके आया
हो आया
दिल घबराया आ
लेके आया
हो आया दिल घबराया
मैं शरमाई ई
राम दुहाई॰॰ई
मेरी निंदिया टूटी
जो देखा ये सपना
छुपाता है क्यूँ सूरत
साफ़ दिखा चेहरा अपना
कहीं तू वही तो नहीं
वही तो नहीं
वही तो नहीं॰ ॰ ॰
बोल

देख ओ बंते
ये ख़त पढ़ के
किसने लिखा है
इसमें लिखा है
तेरी दीवानी
दीवानी
मैं दिलजानी
तेरी दीवानी
दीवानी
मैं दिलजानी
बैंड ते बाजा आ
लेके आजा आ
दिखा दूं ये तुझको
इसे पहचाने तो
मुझे शक होता है तुझपे
बुरा ना माने तो
कहीं तू वही तो नहीं
वही तो नहीं
वही तो नहीं॰ ॰ ॰
होए होए बोल ना॰॰आ

सजा है मंडप सामने तेरे
आ चल ले ले हम भी फेरे ए
हो ओ मुड जा जट्टा
हो जट्टा
छोड़ दुपट्टा॰॰आ
मुड जा जट्टा
हो जट्टा
छोड़ दुपट्टा
और जो हो पर
ये नहीं होगा॰॰आ
यही हो जाए ना
ये होते देखा है
मेरे हाथों में ये जिसके
लगन की रेखा है
कहीं तू वही तो नहीं
वही तो नहीं
वही तो नहीं॰ ॰ ॰
हो ओ बोल

शहर में चर्चा है
ज़माना कहता है
गली में मेरी इक मेरा
दीवाना रहता है
कहीं तू वही तो नहीं
कहीं तू वही तो नहीं
कहीं तू वही तो नहीं
वही तो नहीं
वही तो नहीं॰ ॰ ॰
हाँ हाँ बो॰॰ल


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Blog Day : 3896 Post No. : 14938

We had this post last year on the same date by Avinashji where he has written about the background of the movie “Woh Main Nahi”(1974). He has listed all the famous songs and movies of Navin Nischol. Most of the songs which I like are in that list.

So here’s a duet by Rafi and Asha Bhonsle which was written by Verma Malik. Music direction was by Sonik Omi. Visiting the movie after a full year on the occasion of Navin Nischol’s anniversary.


Song-Ise patli kamar mein na daal ke lahanga khisak jaayega (Woh Main Nahin)(1974) Singers-Asha Bhonsle, Rafi, Lyrics-Verma Malik, MD-Sonik Omi
Male chorus
Female chorus

Lyrics

jhigi jhigi jhigi jhigi jhigi jhina
jhina na re

jhina re jhina ha aa
jhigi jhigi jhigi jhigi jhina re jhina
na re

jhina re jhina haa

hey jhoole jhoole jhoole re jhoole
jhoole re ae
jhool jhool jhool jhool jhool jhoole
hey hey ha haa

hey ae’
mera roop mera rang
mere chalne ke dhang
mera ik ik ang
jaise udti patang hai
aaaa
kayi tujhse malang karen ankhiyon ki jung
meri bholi si jawaani
in aashikon se tang hai
koi rakhta nazar
koi deta hai jigar
koi aahen bhar bhar kar mujhko pukaarta
haan
par tujhsa na dekha maine koi harjaayi
jo andar se marta hai
upar se maarta
arre kaisa tu mard jo hai dil ka sarad
uthh himmat dikha
zaraa saamne toh aa
aa aa
are aa na

hahahahaha
hahahaha

arri dhaai inch ki kamar hai teri
aur pandrah gaz ka lehenga aa aa
haay
chhil gayi kamar bos(?) ki jaisi
toh ye sauda padega mehanga
haan
ri isse patli kamar mein na daal
ke lehanga khisak jaayega
isse patli kamar mein na daal
ke lehanga khisak jaayega
teri umar ka naazuk saal
teri umar ka naazuk saal
uspe tu chale mor ki chaal
ke lahanga
ummm
ke lehenga khisak jaayega

haai haai
isse patli kamar mein na daal
ke lehanga khisak jaayega

arri samjhi

jaa re jaa re
tu dil ko zara sambhaal
nahin to dil michak jaayega
tu dil ko zara sambhaal
nahi to dil michak jaayega
main samajh gayi teri chaal
main samajh gayi teri chaal
ja buri nazar na daal
nahin to dil
hmmm
nahin to dil michak jaayega
ja buri nazar na daal
nahin to dil michak jaayega

nazar hai duniya ki buri
o zara sambhal ke rehna saanwri
nazar hai duniya ki buri
o zara sambhal ke rehna saanwri

o ho o o o
sambhal ke rehna aata hai
arre tu kyun jal jal jaata hai
yoon dil na todo
aji tum peechha chhodo
meri jaan idhar to aa ja
arre hatt ja ja
ja ja
isse kar de kisi ke naam
roop tera dhalak jaayega

haaye
isse kar de kisi ke naam
roop tera dhalak jaayega

ja buri nazar na daal
nahin to dil michak jaayega

bol de kya chaahta hai tu
arre milne kise aata hai tu
bol de kya chaahta hai tu
arre milne kise aata hai tu
oh ho o o
arri chaahta hoon deedaar ko
aur milne aaya yaar ko

kisne bulwaaya
o tujhko lene aaya
agar main shor machaaoon
uthha le jaaoon
jaaoon

phenkoon jo zulf ka jaal
jaal mein atak jaayega
phenkoon jo zulf ka jaal
jaal mein atak jaayega

haay haay
isse patli kamar mein na daal
ke lehenga khisak jaayega

arre hatt
rok na raahen
daal baahon mein baahen
main ungli pe nacha doon
tere chhakke chhuda doon
teri yahaan daal gale na
tera bhi zor chale na
mera gussa bura hai
mera ghoonsa bura hai
laga kar haath to dekho
chhuda kar haath to dekho
bahut dekhe hain aise
na dekhe mere jaise
tere jaise hain kaise
mere jaise hain aise
aise
aise
haan

hahahaaha


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Blog Day : 3894 Post No. : 14932

“Baaje Ghunghroo”(1962) was directed by Shivraj Shrivastava for Ram Raj Films, Bombay. The movie had Manhar Desai, Nalini Chonkar, Sheela Kashmiri, Leela Misra, Manju, Jagdish Kanwal, Nazir Kashmiri, Jugal Kishore, Keshri, Baby Farida, Baby Kokila, BA, Khan etc in it.

The movie had eight songs in it. One song from the movie has been covered in the past.

Here is the second song from “Baaje Ghunghroo”(1962) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Rafi, Seeta Agrawal and Savita Bannerji. Shivraj Shrivastava is the lyricist. Music is composed by Dhaniram.

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

This song is clearly the title song of the movie. I may have erred in colorcoding the female voices which are unfamiliar to me. I request our readers with keener eras to point out the errors in the lyrics, if any.


Song-Baaje ghunghru chhana chhan chhan chhan(Baaje Ghunghru)(1962) Singers-Rafi, Seeta Agrawal, Savita Bannerji, Lyrics-Shivraj Srivastav, MD-Dhaniram
Rafi + Seeta Agrawal + Savita Bannerji

Lyrics

baaje ghunghru chhana chhan chhan chhan
baaje ghunghru chhana chhan chhan chhan
baaje ghunghru chhana chhan chhan chhan chhan
baaje ghunghru chhana chhan chhan chhan

naache man ho magan jhoome dharti gagan
naache man ho magan
jhoome dharti gagan
jhoome dharti gagan
baaje ghunghru

baaje ghunghru chhana chhan chhan chhan chhan
baaje ghunghru chhana chhan chhan chhan chhan

o o o
o o o
o o o
bhool na jaana din ye suhaane
aur zamaane bachpan ke
zamaane bachpan ke

o o o
o o o
o o o
aayenge tumko bhi yaad fasaane
aur taraane bachpan ke
taraane bachpan ke
hoon main teri sharan
tan man se sajan
hoon main teri sharan
tan man se sajan
tan man se sajan
baaje ghunghru

baaje ghunghru
chhana chhan chhan chhan chhan
baaje ghunghru chhana chhan chhan chhan

o o o
o o o
o o o
paas rahen chhahe door rahen par
dil mein rahe teri preet re
rahe teri preet re

o o o
o o o
o o o
man ki bansi hurdam bajaayen
tere milan ke geet re
milan ke geet re
jaana bhool na sajan
ye hai dil ki lagan
jaana bhool na sajan
ye hai dil ki lagan
ye hai dil ki lagan
baaje ghunghru

baaje ghunghru
chhana chhan chhan chhan chhan
baaje ghunghru chhana chhan chhan chhan


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Today’s song is from film Arab ka Sitara-1946. Produced and directed by Nanubhai Vakil, under his own banner- Roshan Pictures, it was a costume drama film,eulogising the greatness of Islam and how sincere 5-time Namaz pleases Allah- the Supreme power.The 10 songs of the film were written by Shevan Rizvi and were composed by the One Film Music Director S Qureshi.

Sometimes I wonder, there was a time when this film industry was thickly populated with Muslim artistes in every field-acting, production,direction or composing music…still there were really not many films on Muslim backgrounds made. There is a sizable and rapidly growing portion of Muslim population in India, still,if you count films based on Muslim issues or Muslim backgrounds,they may not account for more than 1 to 2 % of the total film production.

It is not only the Muslim films, but films on other minorities like Christians,Parsis, Jains,Budhists, Sikhs too are not much represented in our films. It is very sad that such films are not made, though the figures and history tells us that such films were quite successful at the Box Office.

Muslim films are in Two categories. One, films made on Historical Muslim characters like Akbar, babar, Humayun, Shahjehan, Jehangir, Razia Sultan, etc etc and the Second group is that of Muslim society. Just for the sake of curiosity, I scanned the 5 volumes of HFGK and wrote down names of films made on Muslim subjects-both types. To my surprise,I could not go beyond even 50 films-from 1931 to 1980 !, Granting that I must have made a mistake in counting and identifying,since I do not know the story lines of every film, still the number will not go beyond 70-80 films, despite ruthless stretching !

The point I want to make here is that not many Muslim social movies are made in India ,over the years. One of the earliest such a film was Najma-43,I think. One very very explosive Muslim social film,made by Director Mehboob was “Elan” in 1947. Munawar Sultana was the lead actress in it. Before starting the shooting, Mehboob called her and said,” You have heard the story,it is a very very hot story.I guess there will be a lot of opposition from our fundamentalist people. You may have to face their ire. may be you will be attacked or thrown out of the society. But remember,I am doing this film,because I want our people to improve on par with others. If you want,you can reject the film even now. Think and tell me before we start shooting. “Munawar Sultana quickly said,”There is no need to think. I want to do this film. I am not afraid of anyone. I have full faith in you.” After release,the film did evoke violent reactions from a section of the Muslim society but it subsided slowly. Before Partition, Fazli brothers were known to make Muslim social films.

Some other Muslim socials I remember are Zeenat,Dil hi to hai,Bahu begum,Dastak,Garm hava,Bazar,Anjuman,Naseem, the Triology by Khalid Mohammed-Mammo-Sardari begum and Zubeida, Fiza,Junoon,Benazir,Gazal,Chhote nawab.Then there were Barsaat ki raat,Nikah,Shatranj,mehboob ki Mehendi,Umrao Jaan,Paakiza,Mere mehboob,Chaudhavi ka chaand,Anwar, My name is Khan,Bombay etc. Surely,there must be many more than what I have mentioned. I am not counting Historical films as they are not socials.

Being from Hyderabad, when it was a Nizam ruled state, I had a closer view of Muslim culture and even had some close Muslim friends in school and college. Though my early education in the 40s was in Urdu, over a period, I have lost the touch with Urdu- may be due to ‘ atrophy of disuse’ !
When I learnt that one of my friends, Shri P Kamalakar aka Kamlakar Pasupuleti, has written a book on Muslim films, I was very eager to have a copy. Last week I got my copy of his book ” Forgotten movies on Muslim Culture 1933-1947 “.

The book is an authentic chronicle of 30 films made on Muslim culture- social, historical and costume dramas based on imaginary events and stories. Kamlakar ji is an Urdu Scholar and had a superb enviable collection of film materials in Urdu, which he collected during his early life in Hyderabad. Now, he has been settled in US for a very long time. He has earlier published 2 books, based on this material, which are real Gems for students of old films, like me.

This new book too is exclusively based on documents like film booklets, reviews and News items in papers, books etc, all in Urdu. All this makes the book very well documented and authentic too. This is a treasure trove of early Indian movies, fit to be preserved for posterity. The original Urdu material is also given in the book.

Today I have selected a song from one of the films discussed in this book,namely, Arab ka sitara-46. Though the book’s title says 1933 to 1947, only one film of 1947 (Mulaqat-47) features in this book. As far as my information goes, films like Abida, Dard, Ek Roz, Elaan, Gul e Bakavli, Hatimtai, Kasam and Mirza Sahiban, all made in 1947, were also with Muslim culture background. These films do not feature in this book. One reason could be that due to Partition-pre and post activities, most films, passed by Censors in 1947 could not be released in 1947 itself for obvious reasons. Obviously, there were no reviews, articles or comments etc on these films in the newspapers. All these films got released in 1948 and thus are not included in this book. Of course, this is my surmise, based on facts.

I know for sure that the most famous and daring Muslim culture film ” Elaan” was censored in 1947 on 11-3-1947 ( certificate no. 35351) but was actually released only on 20-2-1948 in Super Cinema, Bombay. I thank Harish Raghuwanshi ji to confirm my surmise by facts, within lightning time, after my query today itself.

In any case, the book is not without errors. No book is without errors-in this subject- including my own book also. This is because, history and facts get updated every now and then, with newer evidence coming to light through many sources.

Film Arab ka sitara-46 was directed by Nanubhai Vakil. He was the fittest person for such type of B and C grade costume dramas- in which he specialised. It is no surprise that in his 20 Silent and 70 Talkie films just ONE film was a social film-Kya yeh Bambai hai-1959.

Nanubhai Vakil was born in Valsad in Gujarat in the year 1904. In his family there were many Advocates including his father,so their family name itself became Vakil, instead of their original surname Desai. Nanubhai came to Bombay to study Law. He completed his B.A. LL.B from Wilson College, Bombay but he did not join his family profession. Instead he was attracted towards the film world.

He joined Sharada films as a screenplay writer and later joined Ranjit films as a Director. He directed 18 silent films for Ranjit studios. However, it was Sagar Movietone which gave him the first opportunity to direct his first Talkie film. It was the First Gujarati Talkie film, “Narsimh Mehto” in 1932. After this there was no looking back. He opted for and became an expert in directing only Fantasy,Stunt and Costume films.

In his career from 1929 to 1973 period,he directed 20 silent and 70 Talkie films -all stunt and fantasy films, except one social film Kya yeh Bambai hai in 1959.

He was associated with Mohan pictures for a long time and directed 18 films for this company. During this period he also married his Heroine Sarojini ( real name Roshan Jehan alias Ranee). They had one daughter-AZRA, who too became an actress. Sarojini was actress Indurani’s elder sister.

Unlike most of his colleagues ,who had no formal school education ,Mr Vakil was highly educated ,being B.A.L.L.B. in those days.Since beginning,he was attracted to Fantasy & Arabian Night movies.He believed that,the audience visits the cinema hall, to experience some thing,which he has not seen in his real life. He wants to be entertained & to forget the harsh realities of the outer world. Fantasy/ Costume movies transports him to an imaginary world of King & Queens, where beside the crafty Vazir, he finds gorgeous girls dancing, the handsome,manly & brave hero,rescues the pretty damsel from the clutches of evil magician. The movie comes to an end and the viewers come out from the theater,happy & satisfied, since evil doers have been eliminated & brave man living happily with the petite gal, in their fairy land.

Bulbul E Bagh,Rashk E Laila, Fakhr E Islam, Gulshan E Alam, Kumud Kumari were his earlier movies. In 50s & 60s,few of his movies were,Shan E Hatim, Khul Ja Sim Sim, ShanE Khuda, Idd Ka Chand, Noor Mahal, Flying Rani, Alam Ara Ki Beti, Bansri Bala, Hatim Tai Ka Beta etc.He made remakes of many movies like Lal E Yaman, Alam Ara (Twice in 1956 & !973) & Hatim Tai Ki Beti in 1940 & 1955.During his five decades long career,he made movies with in a small budget ,with less paid actors. Nanu Bhai Vakil had two productions Companies viz Desai Films & Vakil Production. All his movies had no connect with the present. Elite & pseudo intellectuals avoided to even discuss his movies, but Vakil Sahab had a dedicated audience consisting of common public,less privileged & so called front benchers,who enjoyed his brand of cinema.

His films included less known stars like Sarojini, Navin chandra, Rafiq, Prakash, Gulnar, Daljit, Chitra etc. He also worked with Zubeida, Yakub, Jal Merchant,Jaddanbai,Shanta Hublikar, Nimmi, Veena, Jairaj, Shakila,Nirupa Roy, Nadira, Mehmood, Shobhana Samarth, Nirmala,her husband Arun Ahuja etc. His MDs were also little known. However, Music Director A.R.Qureshi ( the famous Tabla Nawaz Alla Rakha-father of Zakir Hussain) gave music to his 18 films.
He never mixed with film folks and spent his life aloof. He quietly died on 29-12-1980 at Bombay.

The story of film Arab ka Sitara-46 ( as given in the book) was…….

Anwar is a devout Muslim following 5 times Namaz, without fail. From a common soldier, he becomes Commander in Chief and then the king of his state. He is advised by his Vazier to go to neighbouring country to spread Islam. Accordingly, Anwar reaches that kingdom. Here he falls in love with the Princess Arifa. In his love she converts to Islam. When the king comes to know this, he arrests Arifa and Anwar. When Anwar is tortured for days, he exhibits his immense faith on Islam and The Allah. The king is impressed and he too coverts to Islam. Arifa and Anwar are married. Anwar forgets his 5 times Namaz in his joy and is punished immediately.

The Prime Minister rebels and with an army to support him, arrests Anwar, Arifa and the King. In the jail, Anwar starts his 5 times Namaz. A good hearted Namazi frees them. Anwar realises his mistakes and all of them strictly follow 5 times Namaz. All obstacles are removed, the rebels run away from the kingdom. The King is reinstated and all the kingdom is converted to Islam, thus Anwar proves the power of Namaz.

The cast of the film was Amirbai Karnataki, Prakash, Cuckoo, Rafiq, Ansari, Agha Shapoor etc etc. The song is sung by Rafi and Amirbai Karnataki with gusto and it had become quite popular among the Muslims in that period.


Song-Macha di dhoom duniya mein Islaam ke deewanon ne (Arab Ka Sitaara)(1946) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Shewan Rizvi, MD-S Qureshy
Rafi + Amirbai Karnataki

Lyrics

Macha di dhoom duniya mein
Macha di dhoom duniya mein
islaam ke deewaanon ne
Macha di dhoom duniya mein
islaam ke deewaanon ne
Macha di dhoom duniya mein

haan aan aan aan
mita ke kufr ki hasti
ee ee ee ee ee
basa ke ae
jalwon ki basti
ee ee ee
haan aan aan aan
mita ke kufr ki hasti
ee ee
basa ke ae
jalwon ki basti
ee ee ee ee ee ee
jala di noor ki shama
jala di noor ki shama
tauheed ke parwaanon ne
jala di noor ki shama
tauheed ke parwaanon ne
Macha di dhoom duniya mein
islaam ke deewaano ne
Macha di dhoom duniya mein

haan aan aan aan
jhanda ye sabz rang ka
aa aa aa aa
bajta hai jiska danka
aa aa aa
jhanda ye sabz rang ka
bajta hai jiska danka
aawaaz sun ke jiski
dhun sabko laagi rab ki
aawaaz sunke jiski
dhun sabko laagi rab ki
aawaaz sunke jiski
dhun sabko laagi rab ki
padha kalma Muhammad ka
padha kalma Muhammad ka
insaanon ne be-deenon ne
padha kalma Muhammad ka
insaanon ne be-deenon ne
macha di dhoom duniya mein
islaam ke deewaanon ne
macha di dhoom duniya mein

haan aan aan aan aan
zameen pe jab hua gul
la ilaaha il lallah
sitaaron se jawaab aaya
Muhammad ya rasool allah
kya
macha di dhoom duniya mein
macha di dhoom duniya mein
islaam ke deewaanon ne
islaam ke deewaanon ne
islaam ke deewaanon ne
macha di dhoom duniya mein
islaam ke deewaanon ne
macha di dhoom duniya mein


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