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

The song under discussion today is from film ‘Sharada’, one of the hit films of 1957. What a year 1957 was ! In the Golden Era of the Hindi Film Music, the year 1957 would go down as the best year, which provided everlasting songs from musical films. The deluge of excellent songs was such that music lovers not only enjoyed the heavy downpour, but loved every piece of Music.

Musical films like, ‘Begunah’, ‘Bhabhi’, ‘Dekh Kabira Roya’, ‘Do Aankhen Baara Haath’, ‘Ek Gaon Ki Kahani’, ‘Ek Jhalak’, ‘Kathputli’, ‘Miss Mary’, ‘Mother India’, ‘Mr. X’, ‘Nau Do Gyaarah’, ‘Naya Daur’, ‘Paying Guest’, ‘Pyaasa’, ‘Tumsa Nahin Dekha’ and many more. Add to this, the hit films of C Ramchandra in 1957 – ‘Baarish’, ‘Sharada’, ‘Nausherwan e Adil’, ‘Asha’ and ‘Talash’. What more one would want?

‘Sharada’ was made by Prasad Productions and directed by its owner himself LV Prasad or Akkineni Lakshmi Vara Prasad Rao, to be precise. Yes, he is the same person who has etched his name in the annals of film history of India, as the only man who had acted in the first talkie films of 3 different Languages ! LV Prasad acted in ‘Aalam Ara’ (1931) (Hindi), ‘Kalidasa’ (1931) (Tamil), and ‘Bhakta Prahlada’ (1932) (Telugu). All these films were made in Bombay.

From a very humble and struggling beginning, LV Prasad (17-1-1908 to 22-6-1994), went on to become one of the most successful film producers of India. He not only built an empire of film related industries, but he also headed many prestigious organisations like, International Film Festivals and International Jury Board, Film Chamber, Film Censor Board, Studio Owners’ Council etc. He was honoured with Phalke Award in 1982, Udyog Patra award in 1980, Kala Tapaswi award in 1983, Andhra Ratna Award etc. There was a Postage stamp issued in his honour in 2006.

‘Sharada’ was a remake of the original Tamil film ‘Edhir Paradhathu’ (1955). Its Telugu remake was ‘Ilavelpu’ (1956) and a Malayalam edition came a little later as ‘Nitya Kanyaka’ – in 1963. In the original Tamil film, the lead pair was Sivaji Ganeshan and Padmini, which was a very popular pair in many Tamil films during those days. The film became a runaway hit. There is an interesting anecdote about the shooting of this Tamil film. There is a scene in the film, in which Padmini has to slap Sivaji Ganesan. While enacting this scene Padmini got into the role so much that not only she was very angry but went on slapping Sivaji one after another, even after Director was shouting CUT CUT several times. Finally, Sivaji Ganesan made the hysterical Padmini lie down and brought her to normalcy !

The Telugu version also became very popular. An interesting point about the Telugu remake was that out of its 9 songs, 6 songs had popular Hindi film song tunes. For example, a Telugu song of the film, ‘Anna Anna Vinnava’ was a copy of the tune of the popular Ravi song “Chandamama Door Ke” from film Vachan (1955).

The Hindi remake ‘Sharada’, was very cleverly released in the month of December 1957 in Bombay and later in all other centres. By that time, all other musical films of 1957 were already seen and heard by the public. This naturally gave extra space to the music of Sharada to become popular. Such tactics could come only from Madras producers.

The story and screenplay was by the famous writer/director CV Sridhar, who later on gave many tear jerkers like ‘Dil Ek Mandir’ (1963). In the original Tamil film as well as the Telugu and Malayalam remakes, it was the hero’s father who dies in the film, to make way for the lovers, but in the Hindi remake, the heroine was made to die, only because the role was done by the Tragedy Queen Meena Kumari ! Poor Meena Kumari, she had only tragedies in her reel and real lives.

‘Sharada’ was a successful film not only on the Box office, but it also won 3 Film Fare Awards. Raj Mehra won his only award for the best supporting actor, Shyama won it for best supporting actress and Shivaji Awadhoot won it for Best Editing. The cast of the film was Meena Kumari, Raj kapoor, Raj Mehra, Shyama, Gope, Manorama, Om Prakash, Agha etc. The story of the film is,

Chiranjeev (Raj Kapoor) lives a wealthy lifestyle along with his father, Kashiram (Raj Mehra), and three siblings: two sisters, one of whom is dumb, and a younger brother. While on a trip, his friend, Mohan (Om Prakash), falls ill due to alcohol, and gets treated at an ashram. This is where Chiranjeev meets with an employee, Sharada (Meena Kumari), who lives a poor lifestyle with her father, Ram Sharan. Chiranjeev and Sharada fall in love with each other, and he promises to get his father’s permission and return to get married to her.

On his way home he has an accident, and though he does survive after being treated by tribal people, he returns to the Ashram several days later and is informed that Sharada is now married to a wealthy and much older man. Heart-broken and devastated, Chiranjeev returns home only to get another shock: the male Sharada has married is none other than his very own father. Chiranjeev tries to build same relations again with her, but she slaps him and warns that she is now his mother.

Depressed and deeply frustrated, he takes to alcohol in a big way. Sharada talks him out of this, he repents and on her insistence, marries Chanchal (Shyama), who comes from a reputed family background. Things then get complicated when Chanchal finds that her husband and his stepmother had been in love before and may not have got over their feelings for each other.

Fed up with everyday tiffs with Chanchal, he leaves the house and lives like a beggar. One day he is found by his step mother and father, who bring him home. Chanchal realises her mistake and repents. Meena Kumari believes that she must sacrifice for his welfare and family’s well being. She dies in the arms of her son, Chiranjeev. (641)

Today’s song is sung by Asha Bhosle, Joe Alvaris, Kamala Shrivastav and chorus. I have no definite information about Joe (he could be Johnny, C Ramchandra’s assistant in this film), or Kamla Shrivastav (she could be a singer from Lucknow who sang on AIR, and later retired as a teacher from Bhatkhande Music school, Lucknow). Here is the song video…


Song – Aaju Re Baaju Naaju Kaaju Re (Sharda) (1957) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Joe Alvaris, Kamala Shrivastav, Lyrics – Rajinder Krishan, MD – C Ramchandra
Chorus

Lyrics 

aaju re baaju naaju kaaju re lui
lui
aaju re baaju naaju kaaju re lui
lui
aaju re baaju naaju kaaju re lui
lui

aaa aaaa aaaa aaaaa aaaaa aaaa
aaaa aaaaa aaaaaa aaaaaa aaa
aaa aaaa aaaa aaaaa aaaaa aaaa

aaju re baaju naaju
lui
aaju re baaju naaju
lui

aaaaaaaaaa aaaa aaaa aaaa aaaa

aaju re baaju naaju
kaaju re lui lui
dil main hai laagi mere nainwa ki sui
oooeeeeeeeee
aaju re baaju naaju
kaaju re lui lui
dil main hai laagi mere nainwa ki sui
oooeeeeeeeee

baaton mein teri aa ke
main fisal gayi
muft mein haaye
tere jaise ko mil gayi
aaaa aaaa aaaa aaaa
baaton mein teri aa ke
main fisal gayi
muft mein haaye
tere jaise ko mil gayi
de ke dil dekha
pyaar hai dhokha
de ke dil dekha
pyaar hai dhokha
preet to hai badi mui
laagi nainwa ki sui
oooeeeeeeeee
aaju re baaju naaju
kaaju re lui lui
dil main hai laagi mere nainwa ki sui
oooeeeeeeeee

de ke daghaa bhaaga
kaise se pada paala
dil ka qusoor kya hai
aankhon ne maar daala
de ke daghaa bhaaga
kaise se pada paala
dil ka qusoor kya hai
aankhon ne maar daala
naina na milte
naina na milte
dil ke na taar hiltey
murjhaati kaahe chhui mui
laagi nainwa ki sui
oooeeeeeeeee
aaju re baaju naaju
kaaju re lui lui
dil main hai laagi mere nainwa ki sui
oooeeeeeeeee

paapi ye naina haaye
kaahe kisi se ladey
honthon ki hansi gayi
dil mein hain daagh padey
aaaa aaaa aaaa aaaa
paapi ye naina haaye
kaahe kisi se ladey
honthon ki hansi gayi
dil mein hain daagh padey
raaton ko khade khade
din ko padey padey
raaton ko khade khade
din ko padey padey
preet to hai badi mui
laagi nainwa ki sui
oooeeeeeeeee
aaju re baaju naaju
kaaju re lui lui
dil main hai laagi mere nainwa ki sui
oooeeeeeeeee
aaju re baaju naaju
kaaju re lui lui
dil main hai laagi mere nainwa ki sui
oooeeeeeeeee

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
———————————————————

आजू रे बाजू नाजु काजू रे लुई
लुई
आजू रे बाजू नाजु काजू रे लुई
लुई
आजू रे बाजू नाजु काजू रे लुई
लुई

आss आsss आsss आssss आssss आsss
आss आsss आssss आssss आss
आss आsss आsss आssss आssss आsss

आजू रे बाजू नाजु
लुई
आजू रे बाजू नाजु
लुई

आssssssss आsss आsss आsss आsss

आजू रे बाजू नाजु
काजू रे लुई लुई
दिल में है लागी मेरे नैनवा की सुई
उईssss
आजू रे बाजू नाजु
काजू रे लुई लुई
दिल में है लागी मेरे नैनवा की सुई
उईssss

बातों में तेरी आके
मैं तो फिसल गई
मुफ्त में हाए तेरे
जैसे को मिल गई
आsss आsss आsss आsss
बातों में तेरी आके
मैं तो फिसल गई
मुफ्त में हाए तेरे
जैसे को मिल गई
दे के दिल देखा
प्यार है धोखा
दे के दिल देखा
प्यार है धोखा
प्रीत तो है बड़ी मुई
लागी नैनवा की सुई
उईssss
आजू रे बाजू नाजु
काजू रे लुई लुई
दिल में है लागी मेरे नैनवा की सुई
उईssss

दे के दग़ा भागा
कैसे से पड़ा पाला
दिल का क़ुसूर क्या है
आँखों ने मार डाला
दे के दग़ा भागा
कैसे से पड़ा पाला
दिल का क़ुसूर क्या है
आँखों ने मार डाला
नैना ना मिलते
नैना ना मिलते
दिल के ना तार हिलते
मुरझाती काहे छुई मुई
लागी नैनवा की सुई
उईssss
आजू रे बाजू नाजु
काजू रे लुई लुई
दिल में है लागी मेरे नैनवा की सुई
उईssss

पापी ये नैना हाए
काहे किसी से लड़े
होठों से हंसी गई
दिल में हैं दाग़ पड़े
आsss आsss आsss आsss
पापी ये नैना हाए
काहे किसी से लड़े
होठों से हंसी गई
दिल में हैं दाग़ पड़े
रातों को खड़े खड़े
दिन को पड़े पड़े
रातों को खड़े खड़े
दिन को पड़े पड़े
प्रीत तो है बड़ी मुई
लागी नैनवा की सुई
उईssss
आजू रे बाजू नाजु
काजू रे लुई लुई
दिल में है लागी मेरे नैनवा की सुई
उईssss
आजू रे बाजू नाजु
काजू रे लुई लुई
दिल में है लागी मेरे नैनवा की सुई
उईssss
 

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

chaman mein sab ne hi gaaya
tarana zindagani ka
magar sab se alag tha rang
meri hi kahani ka

zamanaa sun raha hai jis ko
wo meri kahani hai

 

The voice of Mukesh continues to enthral the world of music. Today (22 July) is his birth anniversary and I present here a short song from the film ‘Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai’ (1960). This film has already been Yippeee’d on the blog, but this particular rendition can as well be taken as an additional separate song.
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“Paapi”(1953) was directed by Chandulal Shah for Ranjit Movietone, Bombay. The movie had Raj Kapoor and Nargis in lead roles, with Raj Kapoor playing a double role. The movie also had Dulaari, P Kailash, Maruti, Ramesh Thakur, Amarnath, Mehar Banu, Shrawan Kumar, Butaram Sharma etc in it.
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Today (14 december 2016) happens to be Raj Kapoor’s birth anniversary and Shailendra’s death anniversary. We all know that Raj Kapoor and Shailendra worked together in lots of movies beginning from “Barsaat”(1949) and ending with “Mera Naam Joker”(1970) and all these had music by Shankar Jaikishan. We in this blog discuss a song only once, we have discussed all the songs in almost all these Raj Kapoor movies. In fact, the only Raj Kapoor, Shailendra, Shankar Jaikishan combination movie which is not yet YIPPEED is “Mera Naam Joker”(1970).
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This article is written by Peevesie’s mom, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Hullo atulites

As I said once before, November is the month of birthdays of some Miss Indias who went on to be actors in the Hindi film industry. We have had Juhi Chawla’s & Meenakshi Sheshadri’s birthdays already. The next to grow a year older is Zeenie baby as she used to be fondly addressed as for a short period of time.
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“Dil Ki Raani”(1947) was directed by Mohan Sinha (father of actress Vidya Sinha) and directed by P V Bankar for Amar jyoti pictures film. The movie had Raj Kapoor, Madhubala, Munshi Khanjar, Shyamsunder etc. in it.
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“Main Nashe Mein Hoon”(1959) was directed by Naresh Saigal. The movie had Raj Kapoor, Mala Sinha, Nishi, Mubarak, Dhumal, Leela Chitnis, Ramesh Kapoor, Helen, Maruti, Dinshaw, Nasir Hussain, Jamal, Mahendra, Keshav, Jagdish Sethi, Dilip, Ali Razak, Jai Kumar, Shrivasatava, Sudesh Kumar, Afzal, Poornima etc in it.
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“Around the world”(1967) was produced and directed by Paachi, whose real name was Bakshi Jogender Singh and he was the younger brother of actor Omprakash.
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This article is written by Mahesh Mamadapur, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

What can one achieve at a tender age of 20? Name ? Fame ? Fortune ?. Well to most of us, 20 is an age when we start aspiring for these things in life. However, a few men acquire all these and more even in their early twenties.

Remembering Jaikishen on his 44th death anniversary.
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This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

This is a song from a Raj-Nargis film Bewafa-52 and it is sung by Talat Mahmood.

It is not very common that Talat sang for Raj Kapoor. Raj was convinced that only the voice of Mukesh suited him, so in all the films that he produced or directed, he used to try using Mukesh for his songs. However,as a true Professional, if he were to work for some other producer or under a different Director, he followed the policy of strict Non-interference. So, in such films, we see other singers giving playback to Raj Kapoor, depending on the choice of the producer or director. Talat sang a total of ten songs for Raj Kapoor in 4 films, as following-
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