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4911 Post No. : 16727

“Husn Ka Chor”(1953) was produced by Homi Wadia and directed by JBH Wadia for Basant Pictures, Bombay. The movie had Usha Kiran, Mahipal, Brij Mohan Vyas, Azeem Dalpat, Sardar Mansoor, Agha Shapoor, Bismilla etc in it.

The movie had seven songs in it. Six songs have been covered in the past. Here are the details of the songs that have been covered so far :-

Blog post number Song Date of post Singer (s)
3472 Sangdil zamaane mujhe kyun rulaataa hai 31 January 2011 Sandhya Mukherjee
4782 Dil lagaane waale aapse hazaaron hain 11 October 2011 Sandhya Mukherjee, Rafi
4895 O jaane waale kisi ka salaam letaa jaa 27 October 2011 Sandhya Mukherjee
15931 Ho gaya tere majnu ko ishq ka bukhaar 29 September 2020 Rafi, Asha Bhonsle, Unknown male voice
16088 Duniya mein hain bande pyaare daulat ke 10 December 2020 Rafi
16713 O duniya banaane waale bataa anjaam hamaara kya hoga 23 December 2021 Geeta Dutt

Here is the seventh and final song from “Husn Ka Chor”(1953). The song is sung by Shankar Dasgupta and Sandhya Mukherjee. Raja Mehdi Ali Khan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Bulo C Rani.

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

With this song, all the seven songs of “Husn Ka Chor”(1953) have been covered in the blog. “Husn Ka Chor”(1953) thus joins the list of movies that have been YIPPEED in the blog.


Song-Dheere dheere dil mein samaa (Husn Ka Chor)(1953) Singers-Shankar Dasgupta, Sandhya Mukherjee, Lyrics-Raja Mehdi Ali Khan, MD-Bulo C Rani
Both

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

dheere dheere dil mein samaa aa aa
dheere dheere dil mein sama aa
dil ki dhadkan ye keh rahi hai
dil ki dhadkan ye keh rahi hai ae ae
chupke chupke aankhen mila aa

dil ki dhadkan ye keh rahi hai ae
dil ki dhadkan ye keh rahi hai ae ae
dheere dheere dil mein sama aa

ek ishaara kar do to la doon
ek ishaara kar do to la doon
aasmaan ke ye sitaare
aasmaan ke ye sitaare
kaho to chun chun ke ulfat ki kaliyaan
kaho to chun chun ke ulfat ki kaliyaan
haar pahna doon galey tumhaare
haar pahna doon galey tumhaare ae ae ae

thhodi thhodi ulfat jata aa aa
thhodi thhodi ulfat jata aa
dil ki dhadkan ye kah rahi hai
dil ki dhadkan ye kah rahi hai ae ae
chupke chupke aankhen mila aa aa

dheere dheere dil mein sama aa

haatho mein jo haath liya hai ae
haathon mein jo haath liya hai
dekho chhoot na jaaaaye
dekho chhoot na jaaaaye
bada hi naazuk dil ka sheesha aa
bada hi naazuk dil ka sheesha
dekho toot na jaaaaye

aisi baaten lab pe na la aa aa
aisi baaten lab pe na la aa
dil ki dhadkan ye kah rahi hai ae
dil ki dhadkan ye kah rahi hai ae ae
chupke chupke aankhen mila aa aa

dheere dheere
dheere dheere dil me sama aa aa
dheere dheere dil mein sama


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4906 Post No. : 16713

“Husn Ka Chor”(1953) was produced by Homi Wadia and directed by JBH Wadia for Basant Pictures, Bombay. The movie had Usha Kiran, Mahipal, Brij Mohan Vyas, Azeem Dalpat, Sardar Mansoor, Agha Shapoor, Bismilla etc in it.

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

Here is the sixth song from “Husn Ka Chor”(1953) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Geeta Dutt. Raja Mehdi Ali Khan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Bulo C Rani.

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


Song-O duniya banaane waale bata anjaam hamaara kya hoga(Husn Ka Chor)(1953) Singer-Geeta Dutt, Lyrics-Raja Mehdi Ali Khan, MD-Bulo C Rani

Lyrics

o duniya banaane waale bata
anjaam hamaara kya hoga
o duniya banaane waale bata
anjaam hamaara kya hoga
taqdeer khafa tadbeer khafa
jeene ka sahaara kya hoga
o duniya banaane waale bata
anjaam hamaara kya hoga
o duniya banaane waale bata

hans hans ke hamen koi loot gaya
hans hans ke hamen koi loot gaya
kismat ka sitaara toot gaya
ae falak bata barbaadi ka
ab aur kinaara kya hoga
o duniya banaane waale bata
anjaam hamaara kya hoga
o duniya banaane waale bata

guzre huye din tadpaane lage
guzre huye din tadpaane lage
in aankhon mein aansoo aane lage
in aankhon mein aansoo aane lage
roti huyi aankhon ke aage
saawan ka nazaara kya hoga
o duniya banaane waale bata
anjaam hamaara kya hoga
taqdeer khafa tadbeer khafa
jeene ka sahaara kya hoga
o duniya banaane waale bata


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 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 :

4456 Post No. : 15931

Today’s song is from the film Husn ka chor-53.

The film was made by Basant Pictures owned by Homi Wadia. He was the Producer, but surprisingly the film was directed by his elder brother J.B.H.Wadia (13-1-1901 to 4-1-1986 ). JBH had also written its story, screenplay and dialogues too. Another surprise was that this film was a Costume/action film. The brothers had separated in 1942 on the issue of Wadia Movietone continuing making stunt films or to start making social films. JBH wanted to make social films and Homi Wadia (22-5-1911 to 10-12-2004) advocated for continuance of stunt films. He separated from JBH and started his own Basant Pictures. The third surprise was that for the first (and the last) time JBH wrote part of the lyrics of one song in this film. Today’s song is that song.

The cast of the film was Usha Kiran, Mahipal, Brij Mohan (B.M.Vyas), Azeem Dalpat, Sardar Mansoor, Agha Shapoor, Bismilla etc.etc. The wadias, known for fantasy and stunt films, always made new stories by rehashing old stories from Arabian Nights. This was also one such movie. I had seen this film.

The lead pair was Mahipal and Usha Kiron. one speciality of Wadias was that in their films, the credits list used to be very lengthy ,as they were keen on writing almost every small actor’s names also.

Qamar(Mahipal) was a compulsive thief.Once he steals Princess Husn’s(Usha Kiran) jewels,but he is so dazed by her beauty and innocence that he returns her jewels.When several foreign Princes come to propose to her,he also goes there by disguising as a prince.Husn selects him,but the secret is revealed by Nadira(Lalita kumari),a dancer who loves Qamar.The king could not digest the selection by Husn. Qamar is put in Jail, from where he is rescued by Nadira and friends.One Faqir tells Qamar to become a real prince to win Husn.
Qamar sets out on a magic flying horse to meet Moon Fairy to get the Magic wish bowl.The Moon fairy is rescued by him from the custody of evil genie by killing the genie.

Meanwhile Husn’s father faces mutiny and death if Husn is not married to the Vazir. Qamar arrives on a flying carpet and takes away Husn to the Moon.
The End.

In the last scene this line is Flashed ” Heaven dwells in pure Hearts “.

It was great fun to watch such types of movies.The audience also participated in the ongoings on the screen by appropriately scolding, encouraging or clapping loudly.There was no need to think logically. It was pure entertainment, and a timepass.

Actor Brij Mohan aka B.M.Vyas was one artiste who started as a singer, became a drama actor and then ended up as a villain, character actor. B.M.Vyas was born as Brijmohan Vyas on Vijayadashami (22 October) day of 1920 in Churu, Rajasthan. He is the younger brother of the well-known poet and lyricist, Bharat Vyas. He was married at the age of 17 when his wife, Jamna was just 11. They had 71 years of marital bliss before Jamna passed away in 2008. They had six daughters and a son. After acting in over 200 films in various languages, Vyas quit acting in the early 1990s. Then he moved to his residence in Kalyan. Having seen various shades of life, Vyas lived a contented life with his children and grandchildren.

On 15 January, 1944, actor Prithviraj Kapoor realised his dream when Prithvi Theatre, his own drama company came into being. Mahakavi Kalidas’ classic Shakuntala was chosen to be their first performance. The play’s cast included Uzra Mumtaz (younger sister of Zohra Segal) to play Shakuntala, Prithviraj Kapoor to play Dhushyant, K N Singh was cast as Rishi Kanva, Shakuntala’s foster father, Sati Devi (Bijoya Ray’s sister, Ruma Guha Thakurta’s mother) as Gautami, caretaker of Kanva Ashram who raises Shakuntala, and Hemavati (Daya Kishan Sapru’s wife) to play Shakuntala’s friend Priyamvada, among others. A young, 24 years old, B M Vyas was recruited as a singer by the drama company to sing songs in their play at a monthly salary of 75 Rupees.

Once when rehearsals for their maiden show were in progress and Vyas was done with his singing rehearsals, he was watching rehearsals of the cast. One of his songs for the play was “Bitiya Rani Kahan Kahan Tapasvi Log, Milna Julna Rehgaya Nadi Naav Sanjog”. The cast was rehearsing for a scene which needed Rishi Kanva to recite a mantra in Sanskrit, but actor K N Singh was having trouble reciting it. Prithviraj was trying to help him but was also faltering in saying it perfectly. Vyas , an expert in Hindi and Sanskrit, having immense knowledge of Ved Mantra was witnessing the proceedings for two days. It was possibly the blessing of Goddess Saraswati that inspired him to say the mantra aloud. On hearing him intone the mantra with such Brahminical precision, Prithviraj was very impressed and asked him to help K N Singh in saying the mantra correctly. But soon K N Singh informed Prithviraj ji that he will not be able to speak Devbhasha (Sanskrit) and that he should look for another artiste for the role. Prithviraj asked Prithvi Theatre’s manager Ramesh Saigal to approach Vyas for the role. Vyas , who had already acted in a Rajasthani play Ramu Chanana earlier, readily agreed and stepped into the role and thus started his journey as an actor.

While the rehearsals were still on, Vyas suffered a personal tragedy and had to go back home in Bikaner, Rajasthan. There he fell sick with typhoid. Here rehearsals were in full swing as the play was to premiere on 9 March, 1945 at the Royal Opera House. The final date was about a month away so Prithviraj asked him to come back as soon as possible. Vyas returned with his wife though he was still unwell. On the day he resumed his rehearsals he couldn’t do much due to frequent blackouts. The medication he was on, did not seem to help him much. He remembers the doctor from Kalbadevi who treated him for free; with his medication, Vyas ji’s health improved considerably in just three days.

The final round of rehearsals was done and finally the day of Prithvi Theatre’s first play to be staged, arrived. For the first performance of Shakuntala, many known names of the film industry were present at Royal Opera House. In the scene where Rishi Kanva makes an entry on stage he was required to raise his hands for blessing but Vyas was still weak and his hands started shaking. He tried a lot to control them but to no avail. He then remembered that he had seen many old people whose hands and head would involuntarily shake, so he started to shake his head too. The end result was so effective that during the play’s interval Prithviraj came and hugged him. He asked him how he developed that body language, Vyas told him about his genuine problem. Prithiviraj told him that he did a wonderful job and should continue with the same every time the play was staged.

Vyas had a long association with Prithvi Theatre, from 1944 to 1955. During this period he toured with the group to various cities and got an opportunity to showcase his singing and acting skills in various plays like – Deewar, Pathan, Aahuthi, Gaddar, Kalaakar, etc. The dedication with which this iconic actor prepared for his roles can be observed from the fact that he could mouth dialogs from plays he participated in over six decades ago.

Vyas was interested in music since childhood. He is a self-taught singer. They had a Harmonium at home which Vyas learnt to play on his own. He liked to be around musically inclined people. He would listen carefully and learn. He fondly remembers the blind musician from his home town who would give him a free hand to play the various musical instruments he had. He never really had a Guru he could learn from but he says he learnt the art of teaching singing. He gave music tuitions when he was in Bikaner before moving to Mumbai.

In the early 1940s Bharat Vyas called his younger brother to Mumbai. Soon Vyas ji got the opportunity to act and sing as many as twenty songs for the Rajasthani play Ramu Chanana written by Bharat. Music Director Naushad Sahab’s assistant Ghulam Muhammad who hailed from Rajasthan was very impressed when he heard Vyas’s voice in the play. He took him to meet Naushad Sahab who was working on the soundtrack of the film Pehle Aap (1944). Vyas got an opportunity to sing a group song “Hindustan Ke Hum Hain, Hindustan Hamara; Hindu Muslim Dono Ki Aakhon Ka Tara” with established singers G. M. Durrani and Shyam Kumar along with a new singer Mohammed Rafi. Since this song was supposed to be sung by soldiers on screen, Vyas and Rafi Sahab had to wear heavy boots and do a rhythmic march while singing to give an effect of an army troop. Such effects could not be added to a song with the technology available then; it all had to be done in real time. However the first ever song Vyas sang for a film was “Alakh Niranjan, Jai Jai Jai Manaranjan” from Bhartrihari (1944) which was picturized on Arun Ahuja (Govinda’s father).

After Vyas joined Prithvi Theatre as a singer, he had to do regular riyaz at home. A music teacher who often heard him sing once asked if he would be willing to give music tuitions. Since his monthly salary was 75 Rupees then, Vyas agreed as this would give him additional income. The teacher took him to meet Jaichand Kapoor and soon Vyas started giving music tuitions to his elder son, Brijmohan. However his younger brother seemed more inclined and started learning music from Vyas. This youngster was none other than our legendary playback singer, Mahendra Kapoor who always acknowledged that B M Vyas was his first Guru.

Vyas gave playback in four films – Bhartrihari (1944, MD: Khemchand Prakash), Pehle Aap (1944, MD: Naushad), Maharana Pratap (1946, MD: Ram Ganguli) and Naulakha Haar (MD: R C Boral) before destiny took him on a different path. He remembers meeting Rafi Sahab years later who sweetly said “Pandit ji you changed our line (singing)” to which Vyas admitted that he did not see much of a future for himself in singing and hence switched to acting.

After Prithvi Theatre’s first play Shakuntala was staged, Devika Rani (owner of Bombay Talkies) was keen to know who played Rishi Kanva. When she saw the 24 yrs old Vyas she was surprised, she never expected to see such a young man. She offered him a role in a Bombay Talkies film to be directed by actor Jairaj but the film was never made.

When Ramesh Saigal moved away from Prithvi Theatre, he joined Chetan Anand’s company India Pictures as Production Manager. They were working on their next film Neecha Nagar (1946) when Ramesh Saigal offered Vyas a small role (protagonist’s elder brother) in the film. Prithvi Theatre never laid any restrictions on their actors; they could take outside work while working in their plays. Vyas was eager to face the camera and accepted the role with open arms. He is credited as ‘Vyas ji’s in this film. Soon he played a small role in Raj Kapoor‘s Aag (1948) where he is credited as ‘Brijmohan’. But the role that gave him recognition in the film industry was in Barsaat (1949) where he played actress Nargis’ father. For this film he is credited as ‘B. M. Vyas’. Thus Vyas ji’s film career took off and he never looked back.

He has had a long and very successful career of more than four decades and has been part of many memorable classics. He has always been a character artist who started his career with portraying old characters. His last film most probably was Maa (1991).Vyas was very keen to work with the great filmmaker V Shantaram and approached him for work. Shantaram was planning Do Aankhen Barah Haath (1957) and was busy casting actors to play six prisoners in the film. He did not tell him that he is Bharat’s younger brother who was the lyricist of the film. When Vyas approached him, Shantaram was initially a bit apprehensive due to his height but soon cast him as one of the prisoners, Jalia Nai. They had a month-long schedule in Kolhapur. When the reels were sent to Rajkamal Studios for processing, it was found that due to dirt particles on the lens there were lines all across the frame in all the reels and the whole month’s hard work had gone to waste. They had to reshoot the entire thing. Vyas had a tough time managing schedules due to this re-shoot as he had other films in hand too. My favourite scene of this film is where Jalia comes with an intention to kill the Jailor played by Shantaram himself. That scene showcases Vyas ji’s ability as a performer, his entire body language, facial expressions, use of eyes and voice in this scene is a class act, beyond words.

About the classic scene from Sampoorna Ramayan (1961) Vyas said when he was offered the role of Ravan he was thrilled, being Shastri in Sanskrit he had read so much about this mythological character. Hence he was really keen to play the part but Ravan is expected to have a powerful physique while Vyas ji had a lean frame. To overcome this hurdle he got cotton padded clothing made for the role to look fuller. The rising temperature due to lights in addition to studio heat, he would sweat profusely in those cotton padded cloths but he did not let it hinder his performance. That innovative scene where Ravan is interacting with his nine heads was a collective brainchild of Babubhai Mistry and Homi Wadia. Vyas had to enact from a fixed position in front of a stationary camera for fifteen days but the end result was very effective.

On being asked about the most memorable and satisfying moment from his entire career Vyas narrated this incident. Prithvi Theatre’s play Gaddar was being staged in which he was playing the role of Maulana. Once filmmaker Kidar Sharma came to see the play, and was very impressed with his dialog delivery in Urdu. He asked Vyas to meet him. Sharma was working on his next film Shokhian (1951) and was looking for an actor to play the role of Baba Ghani. He gave Vyas a long dialog written in Urdu which Baba Ghani had to say to inspire the soldiers who are running away from the battle field to come back. Vyas said that he can’t read Urdu. Sharma was surprised and asked then how he played the role of Maulana in Gaddar. He said he rehearsed his lines written in Devnagri script and played the part. He asked Sharma to get the dialog written in Devnagri, and promised to prepare and say them the next day.

Next day he said the lines with such perfection that Sharma gave him a small Silver Coin as a token of appreciation. After that Sharma would often ask him to say the lines whenever important people came to meet him. Once actor Dilip Kumar came and he was asked to say the lines in front of him as well. Dilip Sahab was very impressed and remembered that he had heard this voice before. Vyas told him that he may have seen Raj Kapoor’s Barsaat (1949) where he played actress Nargis’ father. Dilip Sahab then recommended Vyas ji’s name to play actress Naseem’s father in the film Baaghi (1953), produced by his brother Ayyub Khan. Fortunately copies of Shokhian (1951) are available and this scene is here for all of us to see. It was heartening to see Vyas recite the same dialogues with such enthusiasm even today, after almost sixty years.

B M Vyas acted in 175 films. His first film was Neecha Nagar-46 and last film was Oh,Darling ! yeh hai India-95.

Vyas ji left for a better world on 11 March, 2013. (Adapted from articles from Maitri Manthan and Blog beete hue din, with thanks.)

Today’s song is a comedy song, sung by Mohd. Rafi, Asha Bhonsle and chorus.


Song-Ho gaya tere Majnu ko Ishq ka bukhaar (Husn Ka Chor)(1953) Singers- Rafi, Asha Bhonsle, Unknown male voice, Lyrics-Raja Mehdi Ali Khan, MD-Bulo C Rani
Chorus
All

Lyrics

ho gaya ho gaya ho gaya ho gaya
ho gaya
ho gaya
tere majnu ko ishq ka
bukhaar bukhaar bukhaar
hmm hmm
haay haay re haaye re
hoye hoye re hoye re
haay haay re haaye re
hoye hoye re hoye re
ho gaya tere majnu ko ishk ka
bukhaar
bukhaar bukhaar
haay haay re haye re
hoye hoye re hoye re

zara apni nabz mujhe dikha aa
o mere beemaar
haay haay re haaye re

hoye hoye re hoye re
arre o mareez
khaaya thha kya

teer-e-nazar
teer-e-nazar
arre o mareez
piya thha kya

khoon-e-jigar
khoon-e-jigar
arre o mareez
dekha thha kya

arre patli kamar
haaye patli kamar
uyi tauba
tujhe bhoot ban ke
chimat gaya hai kisi ka pyaar
haay haay re haaye re

hoye hoye re hoye re

main koi hakeem bulaati hoon
tere dil ka dard mitaati hoon
main koi hakeem bulaati hoon
tere dil ka dard mitaati hoon

ae haseenaaa
ae hasena
waqt na bekaar ho
main mareez-e-ishq hoon
meri dawa parde mein ho
main mareez-e-ishq hoon
meri dawa parde mein ho
is tarah se kis tarah
karoon tera aitbar
haay haay re haaye re

hoye hoye re hoye re
haay haay re haaye re
hoye hoye re hoye re
hoye

mera majnu shor machaaye re
mera majnu shor machaaye re
mera sanam to bichhda jaaye re
ae ae ae ae
bichhda jaaye re
koi aaye re aaye re aaye
bachaaye re
paani ee
paani o paani
paani
ho ho paaaani
nahin kuchh jaan baaki
ab mohabbat karne waale mein

mohabbat karne waale mein
mohabbat karne waale mein

khuda bakhse bahut si
khoobiyaan ki marne waale mein

aji haan marne waale mein
aji haan marne waale mein ae ae

hoye hoye
hoye hoy re hoye hoy
ho ho hoy
utar gaya mere majnu ka ishk ka
bukhaar bukhaar bukhaar

haay haay re haaye re
hoye hoye re hoye re
haay haay re haaye re
hoye hoye re hoye re

haay haay re haaye re
hoye hoye re hoye re
hay hay re haye re
hoye hoye re hoye re
hoy hoy


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 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 :

4433 Post No. : 15868

Today’s song is from the film Gumashta-51. This was a film by S M Yusuf, the producer and Director, under his own banner Aaina Pictures, Bombay. The music Director was K.Datta aka Datta Korgaonkar. This style of nomenclature especially by Marathi composers was started first by the successful C Ramchandra aka Ramchandra Narhari Chitalkar. Till he changed his name, when he had joined Jayant Desai in 1943, C Ramchandra used to write his name as Ram Chitalkar. Besides these two Music Directors, there were some more like N Dutta or Dutta Naik, SbPurushottam or Purushottam Solankurkar and C Balaji or Balaji Chougule. Off hand, I can remember only these names.

The cast of the film was Nigar Sultana, Wasti, Kuldip Kaur, Baby Tabassum, W M Khan, Husn Banu, Ismail, Nurjehan Sr, Mirza Musharraf etc etc. There were 9 songs in the film written by Raja Mehdi Ali Khan, Wahid Qureshi and Noor Lucknovi.

The title of the film is Gumasta- spelt differently as Gumastha or Gumashta etc. How many of us really know what the meaning is of the word Gumasta ? The simple meaning is ‘ Agent ‘. Actually, this word came into use when the British East India Company appointed people to collect Protection money from the rich people as a ransom. Thus, they became agents. Later on, this was the name used for anyone who came for collecting money. For example, Rent collector from the house owners, Bill payments from the shop keepers, doctors and other suppliers of goods and services.

Our filmmakers were quite imaginative. They solved their problem of giving titles to their films, by opting for those who did specific jobs, like say Pandit ji, Munimji etc etc. Out of just curiosity a cursory look at the catalogue of film titles, which is otherwise a very prosaic document, I found that films were titled for various Service Providers.

Let us see some Film Titles…. Pandit ji, Munim ji, Gyani ji, Gurudev ji (but not Guruji ? injustice !),Chowkidar, khazanchi, Daak Babu, Band Master, Bank Manager, Barrister, professor, School Master, Minister, Chief Minister, President, Boss, Body Gaurd, CID Inspector, Inspector, Boxer, Chaandaal, Daroga ji, Daaku, Dalal, Detective, Director, Dancer, Doctor, Durban, Fauzi, Film star, Gawaiya, Gramophone singer, Hero, Heroine, Jadugar, Jagirdar, Jasoos, Jailor, Jallad, Joker, Juari, Kavi, Police, Postman, Pujari, Qaidi, Raisaheb,Senapati, Taxi Driver, Typist Girl, Ustaad etc etc.

This information only confirms that our filmmakers are very imaginative and the films made in India are on varied topics. With this kind of angle to look at the film catalogue, hitherto unthought of, provides insight into film making, surely !

The producer director of film Gumasta-51, S M Yusuf was one of the very few people from Indian film industry, who became very successful in Pakistan. After his last film Mehendi-58 in India, he migrated to Pakistan, and remade this film as Saheli-60. It was released on 23-12-1960. It proved to be a great Super Hit film and offers piled up with Yusuf. Later, he also made a remake of Indian film Gumasta-51 as Bahurani-69. It was released on 4-7-1969. This was also successful. Lastly, he remade Indian film Nek Parveen-46, with the same name. It was released on 5-12-1975. This film, however, did Average business. In all he did 13 films in Pakistan. In today’s film Gumasta-51, his own wife Nigar Sultana was the Heroine.

In the cast two names-Wasti and W M Khan- are actors about whom not much is known. I feel the younger generation may not have heard their names even.

Riyasat Ali Wasti was born in 1912, at Naagao in U.P. His father was Citi magistrate, a judge and Dewan of the state. The family was well known in Bundelkhand area. After graduating from Ambala, Wasti did service for 7 years in the PWD of Punjab. He wanted to join films and he became a Hero in New oriental Films, Lahore’s ” Premyatra”-37. His Heroine was Umarazia Begum,later on the wife of Ghulam Haider. He acted in Bombay’s films like Baghban,Industrial India,Pati Patni, Rikshawala,Thokar , Qaidi, Nartaki, Kudmai(Punjabi), Awaz, Nai Duniya, Sharda, Namaste etc. He was a fixture for Kardar films.As a Hero he did many films. In all he had acted in 63 films. He sang 5 songs in 2 films also-Rikshawala-38 and Pati Patni-39.

In the 50s he acted in 11 films. In 60s and 70s he did 20 films. His roles in jab pyar kisi se hota hai and Phir wohi dil laya hoon may be known to many.His last film was kasam-76. Two films produced by him in 1952 and 56 flopped. Last 20 years of his life were spent in penury and anonymity. In his last years,he was often seen begging near liberty cinema in Bombay. He died on 15th April 1996.

Old timer Wasti, who regaled the audiences with his natural acting in Sanjog , Rattan, Pugree made in the forties and many Punjabi & Hindi movies later on, was passing through a bad phase . Nasir Saheb honored him by offering the roles of substance in Dil Deke Dekho,Jab Pyar Kisi Se Hota Hai & Phir Wohi Dil Laya Hoon.

Actually Wazir Mohammed Khan is a name which will be always mentioned, whenever Hindi Talkie films are chronicled. He was the FIRST on screen singer in the first talkie film- Alam Ara-1931. W.M.Khan was a Pathan. His first film was ‘Alam Ara’-31 and his last film was also Aalam Ara-73. He sang a song in the first film and again the same song in the similarly titled film Alam Ara-56. I saw him on the screen for the first time in the film Kabuliwala-61, in which he lip synched the famous song ” Aye mere pyare watan…”. W.M.Khan acted in 105 films. He sang 6 songs in 4 films, namely Alam Ara-31, Sair e paristan-34, Dard e dil-34 and after 22 years he sang his first song again in film Alam Ara-56- though no record was issued for it, even here !

When he acted in the third version of Aalam Ara in 73, he became the first male actor to have worked in 3 films with the same title, from the very first Talkie film. The next and the only other actor to achieve this feat was Ashok Kumar, who acted in Kangan-39, kangan-59 and kangan-72. The only female actress to achieve this feat was Sulochana ( Ruby Meyers) who had acted in Anarkali-28, Anarkali-35 and Anarkali-53.

W.M.Khan died on 14-10-1974, in Bombay.

Today’s song is a comedy duet sung by Shamshad Begum and G M Durrani. Almost all songs of this film are very good.


Song- Tera gora gore gaal humko ekdum pasand hai (Gumaashta)(1951) Singers-G M Durrani, Shamshad Begam, Lyricist-Raja Mehdi Ali Khan, MD- K.Datta
Unknown male voice

Lyrics

Tera gora gore gaal
Tera gora gore gaal
humko ekdum pasand hai
hoy tera honth laal laal
humko ekdum pasand hai
ekdum pasand
Tumhre gora gore gaal
ye lipstick ki baaliyaan
tauba hai tauba hai
hoy hoy hoy

ye aankhen chaai ki pyaaliyaan
tauba hai tauba hai
aay haay

oy tauba
oy tauba
ye London ka maal
ye London ka maal
humko ekdum pasand hai
ekdum pasand
tumhre gore gore gaal

hua hai ya nahin hua hai
shaadi aap ka

mere shaadi nahin hua
hua thha mere baap ka
hum ekdum kunwaara hai
ekdum kunwaara hai
bundle to nahin maara hai
bundle to nahin maara hai

naay naay naay naay
tumhaara dekh bhaal
tumhaara dekh bhaal
humko ekdum pasand hai
ekdum pasand
tumhre gore gore gaal

zara humse door rahiye jee
ye dil churaaye maal hai
dil churaaye maal hai

aisa na kaho memsaab
hamaara bura haal hai
jee hamra bura haal hai
tumhra bura haal
tumhaara bura haal
humko ekdum pasand hai
ekdum pasand hai

tumhre gore gore gaal

aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
lalalalalalala
teri nazar to mere gore mukhde par nisaar hai
lekin
pati hamaara kahta hai
hum ekdum ganwaar hai
hum ekdum ganwaar hai

na
gadha hai
arre bewaqoof hai
kahaan hai wo
khabar loon
us manhoos beimaan ki
bhala gadha kya jaane
kadr ?? kuraan ki
tumaara ye khayaal
tumaara ye khayaal
humko ekdum pasand hai
ekdum pasand hai saab

tumhaara intkaal
tumhaara intkaal
humko ekdum pasand hai
ekdum pasand
tumhre gore gore gaal
tumhra gora gora gaal
humko ekdum pasand hai
haan munna
tera honth laal laal
humko ekdum pasand hai
ekdum pasand
tumhre gore gore gaal


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 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 :

4384 Post No. : 15737

First of all, I wish ” A Very Happy Birthday” to this Blog. Today, the Blog completes 12 successful years. Congratulations to Atul ji and on behalf of all Atulites a big Thank You for providing us a platform to enjoy and participate in the Carnival of Music of the Yore. I am proud of being associated with this Blog as the Senior Most (by age) Contributor of Posts.

I am quite active on FaceBook and the various groups dealing with old time songs and film related subjects, as well as some similar groups on WA. I feel thrilled and proud when people quote statements citing information from atulsongaday in support of their claims. This is a proof of the Prestige and Credibility this Blog has earned among the fans of old films and Music, all over the social media. This honour was earned by Atul ji with great efforts, hard work and consistency of performance. I can imagine the sacrifices he must have been making in his personal life since the last 12 years.

I wish similar fame, faith and credibility to this Blog in future too. May the Blog be a reference point for dependable and trustworthy information on old films and music for millions of its fans all over the world. And, thanks to Atul ji again.

Today’s song is from the film Bhai Bahen-1950. The words Bhai and Bahen are popular titles in Hindi films. A cursory look at the list of film titles indicates that there are 20 films having the first word as Bhai in their Titles. Titles like Bada Bhai, Mera Bhai, Do Bhai etc are not counted. Only the first word as Bhai is taken. There were 3 films as Bhai Bahen (50,59 and 69) and 3 films as Bhai Bhai (56,70 and 97) and 2 films called Bhai (44 and 97).

Today’s film was made by Krishen Movietone, Bombay, produced and directed by Ram Daryani. The music was by Shyam Sundar and the cast of the film was Geeta Bali, Prem Adib, Nirupa Roy, Bharat Bhushan,Gope, Yashodhara Katju, Gulab, K.N.Singh, Jeevan etc. I have not seen this film and I do not know anything about its story etc, but looking at the cast, I feel it must be a story of a married brother and a married sister and the ups and downs in their relationship. My guess is that the film may not be a very serious tear jerker, as we see the bubbly actress Geeta Bali and the comedy pair of Gope and Yashodhara Katju. out of the 10 songs of the film at least 4 are comedy songs. Five songs from this film are already discussed here. Today’s duet of Shamshad Begum And Satish will be the 6th song.

Geeta Bali became one of my favourite actresses, after I saw her in the film Albela-51. After that, I must have seen at least 10-12 films of Geeta Bali. She was not beautiful in the conventional way. Rather a Tom Boyish look and her naughty eyes and style of acting- particularly lighter and humorous scenes- was very impressive. It is our bad luck that such a talented actress had only a short career of just 14 years, but she made these memorable enough to make her name to be remembered.

Geeta Bali (real name Harkirtan kaur) was born in Amritsar on 30-11-1930, in a Sikh family, known for its religious and Scholarly traditions. Her father was a Sikh Missionary Preacher and travelled not only all over India, but also to Burma, Ceylon and Malaya. Due to frequent change of place, Geeta’s education was not consistent and it ended after 6th standard. When the family was in Kashmir, she joined the dancing and music classes. Keeta (her family nickname) did dance performances on stage in her schools.

When she was about 9-10 year old, she gave a public performance of her Dance in Lucknow. The puritans in their society objected, made a hue and cry and the pendal was burnt, to stop her show. Such experiences made her very bold in life. While at Lahore, Geeta directly entered the A.I.R. office to get a music contract. She got it also. She used to participate in Children’s programmes.

Through her Dance Director in A.I.R., she got into a documentary ” Cobbler” made by Shorey pictures. Impressed, she got a dance performance in film ” Badnami”-46 as well as Kahan Gaye-46 and Pancholi’s Patjhad-47.

After Partition, she came to Bombay. Kidar Sharma gave her a break in his film Suhag Raat-48 The film was successful. Next she worked with Raj Kapoor in Bawre Nain-50, Bhagwan’s Albela-51 and Navketan’s Baazi-52. Now there was no looking back. Geeta Bali went on to act in 80 films in her short career of just 14 years. She even sang a few lines in a song of film Rangeen Raaten-56, with Shamshad Begum and Uma Devi. She worked with Prithviraj Kapoor in Anand math-52 and his sons Raj kapoor in Bawre nain and in many films with Shammi kapoor. With Dev Anand she did Baazi, Faraar, Milap, Jaal, Zalzala, Ferry and Pocket Maar. She worked opposite Ashok Kumar, Motilal, Balraj Sahani, Prem Adib, Jairaj, Rehman, Bharat Bhushan, Abhi Bhattacharya, Kamal Kapoor, Karan Dewan, Shekhar, Sajjan, Amarnath, Jaswant and Suresh.

Some of her notable films were, Girls’ School-49, Dulari-49, Badi bahen-49, Nishana-550,Bawre Nain-50, Baazi-51, Albela-51, Zalzala-52, Raag Rang-52, Anand Math-52, Jhamela-53, Baaz-53, Daaku ki Ladki-54, Vachan-55, Miss Coca Cola-55, Jawab-55, Faraar-55, Bara Dari-55, Albeli-55, Pocket Maar-56, inspector-56, Coffee House-57, Mujrim-58, Jailor-58, Aji Bas Shukriya-58, Mr. India-61 etc etc.

Geeta and Shammi Kapoor fell in love, while working together. However, initially Geeta refused his marriage proposal for 4 months, saying that her family was dependent on her income for living. He did not leave hopes. When Shammi kapoor signed the film Rangeen Raaten, opposite Mala Sinha, she was jealous and approached Kidar Sharma for a role in that film. The story had no scope for another female role. Finally, a new role was introduced in the film-that of the Heroine’s brother and Geeta Bali did this male role throughout the film, just to be with Shammi Kapoor. This may be an unique example in the film world.

During the shooting days, Shammi Kapoor proposed to her again and this time she agreed, with a condition that they get married immediately, the same day. Shammi had not dared, so far, to inform his family about Geeta Bali, as he was afraid of opposition. Same night, in the presence of friends Johnny Walker and Hari Walia, they got married in the Banganga Temple, Napean Sea Road, Bombay, on 23-8-1955. Shammi Kapoor had to use Geeta’s lipstick for filling her ” Maang” with ‘ Sindoor’ ! Within a year, they got a son- Aditya Raj and in 1961 Kanchan was born to them. Contrary to Shammi’s fears, Kapoor Khandaan, did not object to their marriage.

While shooting for film Rano, made by Rajinder Singh Bedi, in Punjab, Geeta Bali contracted Smallpox and she died on 21-1-1965. ( adapted from books Star Portraits by Harish Booch and Stars of the Indian Screen by Baburao Patel, India Today, Yaadon ki Baaraat by Shirish kanekar and my notes).

In the cast of the film, I find at least 4 names who were Kashmiris, namely Prem Adib, Jeevan, Gulab and Yashodhara katju.

Yashodhara Katju (born 15 April 1928 – died – 1974), a forgotten actress of Indian Cinema, belonged to a reputed Kashmiri Pandit family from Lahore that had moved to Lucknow, where her father Jeevan Lal Katju, was a Zamindar and owned lands in Warburton in Khupra district, Punjab. He was appointed to a senior Administrative position by the British Government. J L Katju later resigned his Government job and joined the freedom struggle of the country. Her Mother’s name was Kailashwati (sister of well known Urdu poet & Judge of Allahabad High Court Late Anand Narain Mulla).

Yashodhra was fondly called as Chunnu by her parents. Other members of this Katju family were her brothers Moti Lal Katju , Pyare Lal Katju & her three sisters Chandra (Manno)-a Professor, Usha (Panno)-an M.A., and Manorama- a Doctor.

Yashodhara studied in English medium schools and was fluent in English, Hindi and Urdu. She did her Junior Cambridge. Apart from that, she was a highly talented girl who was equally well versed with singing and dancing. For some time she also joined Bhatkhande Music Institute, Lucknow to learn music but devoted more time to dancing and got herself trained as a professional dancer (Kathakali, Katahk and Manipuri) from some Masters of Lucknow. Later she took dancing lessons in Delhi as well.

All this apart , this talented girl nursed a desire from her childhood to join films. In 1941, Agha jani kashmiri , who was on a Talent Hunt, saw her in Lucknow and talked to her parents. Finally, much against the wishes of her family, she moved to Bombay in 1941. The family is reported to have sought intervention of Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru also to dissuade her from joining films but she proved adamant. Katjus were closely related to Pandit Jawahar lal Nehru’s family. It is said that Chandra Mohan Wattal, another Kashmiri actor of that period too tried to dissuade her from acting in films but she remained adamant. Chandramohan tried all his pressure tactics and tried to force her out of the films, but this girl was different. She was tough and did not fear him or yield to his intimidations. She continued to work in films unabated. Chandramohan died in 1949, but this girl worked in films from 1941 to 1973. Her parents finally consented to her decision and ensured a boarding and lodging for her in Bombay .

Prior to Yashodhara, Shyama Zutshi was the kashmiri Girl who joined films. (She acted in Vishnu Bhakti produced in 1934 and Karvaan E Hayat-35). However, the first Kashmiri girl to work in films was Gulab (real name Saraswati Devi), who worked from 1924 to 1964, in 160 films.

In 1941, at a young age of 14 years, she was offered a role of ” Aarti” in a movie Titled “Lalaji” produced by National Studios. The movie was completed in 1942. Her co-actors in that movie were Yakub, A. R. Kabul, Wasker, Amar, Sunalini, Vatsala Kumtekar, Maya Devi and Krishnakant.

Yashodhara always wanted to be an actress and on 15th August 1941 she joined National Studios. She played heroine and side heroine parts in films like Mahatma Vidur (1943), Dulhan (1943), Vijay Laxmi (1943) etc. Later she was reduced to character roles and became a popular comedienne in the 1950s. Her short plump stature and mischievous eyes really aided her in transitioning from leading to comedy roles. In films like Naujawan (1951), Dholak (1951), Sindbad the Sailor (1952), Ek do Teen (1953), Baaz (1953) etc she was cast in happy-go-lucky roles and even paired with other popular comedians of her time e.g. Bhagwan in Sindbad the Sailor (1952) and Gope. Her last few films as character actress were released in early 1970s including Seema (1971), Hare Rama Hare Krishna (1972), Do Phool (1973) etc .

Between Lalaji (1942 Her first Movie) and Do Phool (1973 her last movie), she acted in about 85 films. Her co stars included Jagdish Sethi, Pahari Sanyal, Shanta Apte, K. C. Dey, Manorama, Motilal, Shobhana Samarth, Leela Misra, Trilok Kapoor, Sadhana Bose, Khurshid, Kanhaiyalal, Ulhas, Yakub, Jairaj, Rehman, Suraiya, Prem Adeeb, Nirupa Roy, Shyam, Kuldip Kaur, Jeevan, Cuckoo, Bharat Bhushan, Lalita Pawar, K. N. Singh, Meena Kumari, Jankidas, Durga Khote, Mukri, Bhagwan, Jagirdar, Nigar Sultana, Ajit, Pran, Agha, Sunder, Anwar Hussein, Jayant, Shakila, Naseem Bano, Guru Dutt, Ratan Kumar, Mahipal, Ifftekhar, Bina Rai, Rajendranath, Helen, Madhubala, Sapru, Sulochana, Sunil Dutt, Meena Kumari, Daisy Irani, Ashok Kumar, Kumkum, Vaijayantimala, Begum Para, Tuntun, Balraj Sahni, Devanand, Prem Chopra, Rajendra Nath, Aruna Irani, Mehmood & Rajendra Kumar.

From the younger generation, her co-stars included Rakhee Gulzar, Rakesh Roshan, Hema Malini, Simi Garewal, Kabir Bedi, Zeenat Aman, Vinod Mehra, Mumtaz and Mehmood Junior. She worked with almost all prominent directors in Film industry including S. S. Vasan, Devendra Goel, Guru Dutt, Mohan Segal, P. L. Santoshi, M.Sadiq, D. N. Madhok, H.S.Rawail, B. R. Chopra, Rafiq Rizvi, Kishore Sahu, Dev Anand and Mahesh Kaul.

She started as a co-star, moved to lead roles, shifted to comedy (Mostly with another comedian of her time known as Bhagwan and Gope) and finally did some memorable performances as a character actress (Seema, Hare Rama Hare Krishna and Do Phool etc.).

Her close friends included Nalini Jayawant, Laita Pawar and Nirupa Roy. Sometime in around 1958, she married a Naval officer (Commander Bhandari) and lived a happy married life. After 1973, she did not act in films and slipped into Oblivion. She died of a sudden heart attack, in 1974 (Autar Mota)
(Thanks to Suresh Sarvaiya, Blog Chinar, Film Directory-46 and my notes).

Before I conclude this post, once again ” Happy Birthday ” to this Blog and Congratulations to Atul ji. After today, the Blog will enter its Teen Age-Thirteen!


Song-Baithe raho joru ke paas baaki duniya sab bakwaas(Bhai Bahan)(1950) Singers- Shamshad Begam, Satish Batra, Lyricist-Raja Mehdi Ali Khan, MD- Shyam Sundar
Both

Lyrics

hum chaand si ik dulhan
aaj apne hain ghar laaye
koi na idhar dekhe
koi na idhar aaye
baithe raho joru ke paas baaki duniya sab bakwaas
baithe raho joru ke paas baaki duniya sab bakwaas

baithi rahoon dulha ke paas baaki duniya sab bakwaas

kaisi sundar surat ho tum ik cheeni ki
ae ji ik cheeni ki moorat ho tum
narm narm ho jaise kapaas baaki duniya sab bakwaas
baaki duniya sab bakwaas
main halwaa hoon tu hai mithaai
main halwaa hoon tu hai mithaai
tu hai rabadi main halwaai
main hi jaanoon teri mithas
shahad aur shakkar sab bakwaas
shahad aur shakkar sab bakwaas

koi na sharbat de ab mujhko raam kasam hai
ae ji raam kasam hai
dekh ke tujhko bujh gayi mere man ki pyaas
lemon soda sab bakwaas lemon soda sab bakwaas

log mujhe kahte hai Gope
tu bandook hai main hoon top
donon kar de satyaanaash
bomb aur gole sab bakwaas
bomb aur gole sab bakwaas
kad ke itne chhote ho tum
kad ke itne
aji phir kyun itne mote ho tum
khaata hoon do ser malai
khata hoon sau baar mithaai

uyi meri maiyya raam duhaai
sajani ho sajani bhookh lagi hai mujhko
saajan ho saajan main doongi tujhko
ubli hui sabji aur daal
rabdi mithaai sab bakwas
aji baithe raho joru ke paas
ae ji baithi rahoon dulha ke paas
baaki duniya sab bakwaas


This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. 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 :

4306 Post No. : 15578

Another wonderful discovery, another song that I had never heard before. The film is ‘Zindagi’ from 1956. The music composition is by Mohammed Shafi.

Mohammed Shafi is the name I was trying to get to also, on 30th April, which is the remembrance day for him. After getting the post in place for C Arjun that evening, I was not able to pull together this post, for remembering Mohammed Shafi Sb.

Once again, another very talented music director about whom, not much information is available. After much searching, I am able to locate a very brief article by a gentleman named Qaseem Abbaasi on the web site ‘Apnaarchives.org’. I am including some details from that article in this post.

He was born sometimes in 1920s. His father’s name was Majid Khan, who passed away when Shafi was very young. Majid Khan was the grandson of the renowned beenkar Bande Ali Khan. Bande Ali was also a master of swar-pradhan gayaki and was the brother of Abdul Karim Khan Sb’s father. As I searched for more details about Bande Ali Khan, I reached the website Swarganga Music Foundation, and a somewhat detailed article on Bande Ali Khan. Browsing through this article, I discover that one of the more famous disciples of Bande Ali Khan is Imdaad Khan of Etawah, who is none other than the grandfather of Ustad Vilayat Khan (28 Aug, 1928 – 13 Mar, 2004), the renowned Sitar maestro of India.

A little clue about his early years can be surmised from a family connection that is mentioned. Mohammed Shafi’s wife, Zeenat, was the sister of Ustad Vilayat Khan. Vilayat Khan Sb’s family came originally from Etawah (close to Agra in UP). Apparently, Vilayat Khan Sb’s grandfather, Imdaad Khan, moved from Etawah to Gouripur in Mymenshingh district in undivided Bengal (now in Bangladesh). Vilayat Khan Sb was born in Gouripur. Sitar and classical music was a family tradition with them, and the family and their music tradition is known as Etawah gharana.

It can be surmised that Mohammed Shafi Sb was also based in Bengal in his early years. One, being married to the sister of Ustad Vilayat Khan, a family based in Mymensingh at that time. Second, Mohammed Shafi started his career at New Theatres, Calcutta (now Kolkata), working as a musician and assisting RC Boral, Pankaj Mullick and KC Dey. It is suggested that he contributed as a musician to films like ‘Kapaal Kundala’ (1939) and ‘Aandhi’ (1940).

In early 1940s, along with the migration of many artists from Calcutta to Bombay (now Mumbai), Mohammed Shafi also moved to Bombay. Although not listed in Geet Kosh, Qaseem Abbaasi Sb has written that he assisted music director Bashir Dehlavi in the 1942 film ‘Ujaala’. In this film, Prithviraj Kapoor played the role of a sitar player, and apparently, some special pieces were composed by Mohammed Shafi for this film.

Later on, he had a long association with Naushad as an assistant music director. For the film ‘Mughal e Azam’, the sitar pieces were prepared/played by both Abdul Haleem Jafar Khan Sb and Mohammed Shafi. It’s said that K Asif used to send a car to pick both of them for playing Sitar for the background music.

He got his first break as independent music director 1946 with the film ‘Haqdaar’. He continued to work till mid 1970s, but has only about 22 24 films to his credit. The number maybe 23, if we consider ‘Badi Maa’ (1974) as a re-release of ‘Tanhaai’ (1961). In parallel, he continued to assist many directors as a musician and music arranger.  Following is the list of films for which has composed music,

  • 1946  Haqdaar
  • 1946  Kaango
  • 1947  Do Naina
  • 1947  Rishta (unreleased)
  • 1947  Shikaarpuri
  • 1949  Anokhi Sewa – along with Dhoomi Khan
  • 1949  Bedard – along with BN Bali and Ram Prasad
  • 1949  Gharaana
  • 1951  Hulchul – along with Sajjad Hussain
  • 1952  Annadaata
  • 1952  Krishna Kanhaiya – along with BS Kalla
  • 1953  Aabshaar – along with Ghulam Haider & Bhola Shreshtha
  • 1953  Daara
  • 1954  Baazooband
  • 1954  Mangu – 2 songs, rest by OP Nayyar
  • 1956  Zindagi
  • 1960  Mohabbat Ki Jeet
  • 1960  Shriman Balasaheb (Marathi)
  • 1961  Tanhaai – later released as Badi Maa in 1974
  • 1965  Kite Fight (Wo Kata)
  • 1967  Shrimant Mehuna Pahije (Marathi)
  • 1971  Iraada – along with Vitthal-Mumtaz
  • 1974  Bari Maa – same as Tanhai (1961)
  • 1975  Dayaar-e-Madina

To his credit – Suman Hemadi Kalyanpur sang her debut song in the film ‘Mangu’ (1954), a wonderfully soft lorie “Koi Pukaare Dheere Se Tujhe” under his music direction. And again, singer Hemlata made her debut under his music direction in the film ‘Iraada’ (1971) – the songs “Main Ankahi Kahaani, Sadiyon Ki Hoon Nishaani” and “Main Jaan Ke Badle Mein Le Loongi Dhadakta Dil”.

A connected piece of information is that he also gave music under different names – Shafi M Nagri / Shafi Nagri / Shafi. All the films that he composed under these pseudonyms are stunt / fantasy type films. The list is,

  • 1953  Shamsheerbaaz
  • 1954  Sher Dil
  • 1955  Carnival Queen
  • 1956  Baghdad Ka Jaadu
  • 1957  Diler Daaku
  • 1959  Chini Jaadugar
  • 1959  Circus Queen
  • 1966  Tarzan Aur Jaadui Chirag – along with Shaukat

[Author’s Note: The name Shaukat for the above listed film ‘Tarzan Aur Jaadui Chirag’ (1966) is most probably Shaukat Dehlavi.]
[Author’s Note: I thank dear Arun ji. His comment on two missing films by Mohammad Shafi prompted me to re check and update the list of films above.]

Adding the above listed eight films, the total films by Mohammad Shafi comes to 32.

In the latter half of 1970s, Mohammed Shafi’s health deteriorated, and his last years were very difficult. He suffered a stroke, which resulted in partial amnesia. It is said that he did not receive any help or friendly hand, from the industry, except from Rafi Sb who would visit him occasionally and quietly leave money under his pillow without telling him.

He passed away after long years of illness on 30th April, 1980.

‘Zindagi’ (1956) is produced under the banner of Kesar Films, Bombay and is directed by CL Dheer. The star cast is listed as Geeta Bali, Vijaylakshmi, Jaswant, Baby Naaz, Gulab, Rasheed, Sudarshan, Krishnakant, Tuntun, and Jagdish Sethi.

There are 8 songs listed for this film. Seven songs are written by Kaifi Azmi, and one song is by Raja Mehdi Ali Khan. Today’s song is that solitary song from the pen of Raja Mehdi Ali Khan.

The singing voices are of Sudha Malhotra, S Balbir and Jagmohan Bakshi. The song is beautifully structured around a very clever use of chorus lines, with clear demarcation of male and female chorus lines. The pace and the rhythm of the song is quite energetic. It seems to be a picnic song, from the manner of singing and the words being said. I request other knowledgeable readers to please add information about this song and the film.

Listen and enjoy.

[Editor’s Note – This song is the 300th song of Raja Mehdi Ali Khan in the blog as a lyricist.]

[Acknowledgements: Sources referred to for compiling the above article are – (1) ‘Dhunon Ki Yatra’ by Pankaj Raag; (2) Article on Mohammed Shafi by Qaseem Abbaasi on Apnaarchives.org; (3) Wikipedia article on Ustad Vilayat Khan; (4) Article on Ustad Bande Ali Khan on Swarganga Music Foundation website.]

 


Song – Kaali Kaali Ye Ghata, Thandi Thandi Ye Hawa (Zindagi) (1956) Singer – Balbir, Jagmohan Bakshi, Sudha Malhotra, Lyrics – Raja Mehdi Ali Khan, MD – Mohammed Shafi
Male Chorus
Female Chorus

Lyrics

kaali kaali
ye ghata
o thandi thandi
ye hawa
kahe pyaar karo ji
kahe pyaar karo

o kaali kaali
laa laal laal
ye ghata
laa laal laal
o thandi thandi
laa laal laal
ye hawa
la la laa
kahe pyaar karo ji
kahe pyaar karo

kaali kaali
la lallall laa
ye ghata
la lallal laa
o thandi thandi
la lallall laa
ye hawa
la lallall laa
kahe pyaar karo ji
kahe pyaar karo

aankhen aankhon si mila ke
zara dekho muskura ke
aankhen aankhon si mila ke
zara dekho muskura ke
koi teer jigar ke paar karo
o kaali kaali
la lallal laa
ye ghata
la lallal laa
o thandi thandi
la lallal laa
ye hawa
la lallal laa
kahe pyaar karo ji
kahe pyaar karo

aise ghoor ghoor ke
dekha na kar mere ko
sharam mohe laage
dekh maarungi tere ko
teer e nazar chala ke
maar daalo muskura ke
teer e nazar chala ke
maar daalo muskura ke
hum par na daya sarkaar karo
kaali kaali
la lallal laa
ye ghata
la lallal laa
o thandi thandi
la lallal laa
ye hawa
la lallal laa
kahe pyaar karo ji
kahe pyaar karo

tera chehra phoola phoola omlet ki taraah
o teri gaaliyaan kha loonga chaklet ki taraah
mere saamne na chal ghaaslet ki taraah
o mere dil ko na tal poplet (?) ki taraah
teri surat tutti futti..ee..ee
pyaar kare meri jutti..ee..ee
teri surat tutti futti
pyaar kare meri jutti
kisi aur se naina chaar karo
o kaali kaali
la lallal laa
ye ghata
la lallal laa
o thandi thandi
la lallal laa
ye hawa
la lallal laa
kahe pyaar karo ji
kahe pyaar karo

laaaa
lall laaa lee laaa
lall laaa lee laaa
lee da da ri da da rum
da da ri da da rum

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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काली काली
ये घटा
ओ ठंडी ठंडी
ये हवा
कहे प्यार करो जी
कहे प्यार करो

ओ काली काली
ला लाल लाल
ये घटा
ला लाल लाल
ओ ठंडी ठंडी
ला लाल लाल
ये हवा
ला लाल लाल
कहे प्यार करो जी
कहे प्यार करो

ओ काली काली
ल लल्लल ला
ये घटा
ल लल्लल ला
ओ ठंडी ठंडी
ल लल्लल ला
ये हवा
ल लल्लल ला
कहे प्यार करो जी
कहे प्यार करो

आँखें आँखों से मिला के
ज़रा देखो मुस्कुरा के
आँखें आँखों से मिला के
ज़रा देखो मुस्कुरा के
कोई तीर जिगर के पार करो
ओ काली काली
ल लल्लल ला
ये घटा
ल लल्लल ला
ओ ठंडी ठंडी
ल लल्लल ला
ये हवा
ल लल्लल ला
कहे प्यार करो जी
कहे प्यार करो

ऐसे घूर घूर कर
देखा ना कर मेरे को
शरम मोहे लागे
देख मारूँगी तेरे को
तीर ए नज़र चला के
मार डालो हमें मुस्कुरा के
तीर ए नज़र चला के
मार डालो हमें मुस्कुरा के
हम पर ना दया सरकार करो
काली काली
ल लल्लल ला
ये घटा
ल लल्लल ला
ओ ठंडी ठंडी
ल लल्लल ला
ये हवा
ल लल्लल ला
कहे प्यार करो जी
कहे प्यार करो

तेरा चेहरा फूला फूला आमलेट की तरह
ओ तेरी गालियां खा लूँगा चाकलेट कि तरह
मेरे सामने ना चल घासलेट की तरह
ओ मेरे दिल को ना तल पापलेट(?) की तरह
तेरी सूरत टूटी फूटी॰॰ई॰॰ई
प्यार करे मेरी जूती॰॰ई॰॰ई
तेरी सूरत टूटी फूटी॰॰ई॰॰ई
प्यार करे मेरी जूती॰॰ई॰॰ई
किसी और से नैना चार करो
ओ काली काली
ल लल्लल ला
ये घटा
ल लल्लल ला
ओ ठंडी ठंडी
ल लल्लल ला
ये हवा
ल लल्लल ला
कहे प्यार करो जी
कहे प्यार करो

ला॰॰॰
ल लल्लल ला ली ला
ल लल्लल ला ली ला
ली डा डा ली डा डा रम
डा डा री डा डा रम


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Blog Day :

4292 Post No. : 15545

“Chaubees Ghante”(1958) was produced by Tejnath Zar and directed by Dwarka Khosla for Zar productions, Bombay. this “crime” movie had Premnath, Shakeela, K N Singh, Maruti, Shammi, Nishi, Satish Batra, Samson, Sheila Vaz, Kanchanmala, Rajan Kapoor, Nasreen, Laxman Rao, Mahendra, Prem KUmar, Jerry, Dewaskar, Naudiyal, Daraz etc in it.

The movie had eight songs in it. Seven songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the eighth song from “Chaubees Ghante”(1958) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. Raja Mehdi Ali Khan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Bipin Babul.

The song is picturised as a joie de vivre song on Shakila.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

With this song, all the songs of “Chaubees Ghante”(1958) are covered in the blog and the movie joins the list of movies that have been YIPPEED in the blog.


Song-Nigaahen mila ke huyi main deewaani (Chaubees Ghante)(1958) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Raja Mehdi Ali Khan, MD-Bipin Baabul

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

nigaahein milaa ke
huyi main deewaani
nigaahein milaa ke
huyi main deewaani
kidhar le chali hai
arri o jawaani
nigaahein milaa ke

main chanchal adaaon ki
jhooley mein jhooloon
ye jee chaahtaa hai ke
phoolon ko choomoon
main chanchal adaaon ki
jhooley mein jhooloon
ye jee chaahtaa hai ke
phoolon ko choomoon
main kaisey
bitaaun
ye ghadiyaan suhaani
nigaahein milaa ke
huyi main deewaani
kidhar le chali hai
arrey o jawaani
nigaahein milaa ke

nahin pyaas bujhtjo
ek baar dekhoon
tamanna hai unnko main
sau baar dekhoon
nahin pyaas bujhthi jo
ek baar dekhoon
tamanna hai unko main
sau baar dekhoon
woh mera fasaanaa
main un ki kahaani
nigaahein milaa ke
huyi main deewaani
kidhar le chali hai
arree o jawaani
nigaahein milaa ke

tamannaayein dil mein
lagi hain tadapne
woh pehli nazar mein
lagey mujhko apne ae
tamannaayein dil mein
lagi hain tadapne
woh pehli nazar mein
lagey mujhko apne ae
ke kaisey
ho unse
muhabbat/mohabbat puraani
nigaahein milaa ke
huyi main deewaani
nigaahein milaa ke
huyi main deewaani
kidhar le chali hai
arree o jawaani
nigaahein milaa ke ae


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Blog Day :

4290 Post No. : 15541

“Chaubees Ghante”(1958) was produced by Tejnath Zar and directed by Dwarka Khosla for Zar productions, Bombay. this “crime” movie had Premnath, Shakeela, K N Singh, Maruti, Shammi, Nishi, Satish Batra, Samson, Sheila Vaz, Kanchanmala, Rajan Kapoor, Nasreen, Laxman Rao, Mahendra, Prem KUmar, Jerry, Dewaskar, Naudiyal, Daraz etc in it.

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

Here is the seventh song from “Chaubees Ghante”(1958) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Rafi, Asha Bhonsle and chorus. Raja Mehdi Ali Khan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Bipin Babul.

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

Audio

Video

Song-Chhan chhan karti daulat bole (Chaubees Ghante)(1958) Singers-Rafi, Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Raja Mehdi Ali Khan, MD-Bipin Baabul
Chorus
Rafi + chorus

Lyrics

ajab paise ka fanda hai
ajab paise ka chakkar hai
jahaan dekho wahin insaan ki
paise se takkar hai ae ae
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa

chhan chhan karti daulat bole seth tijori tod de
laakhon hi ka bhala hai ismein
ab ye qaidi chhod de

chhan chhan karti daulat bole seth tijori tod de
laakhon hi ka bhala hai ismein
ab ye qaidi chhod de

rookhha sookhha khaake hamne joda paisa paisa
tumko kaise denga hamko samjha ullu jaisa
kya samjha ullu jaisa
sun be mehta
sun be mehta laathi leke aison ka sar phod de
laakhon hi ka bhala hai ismein ab ye qaidi chhod de
chhan chhan karti daulat bole seth tijori tod de
laakhon hi ka bhala hai ismein ab ye qaidi chhod de

aa aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa

laahkon insaanon ki rozi das barah ki chheene
aaa aa aa aa
ye daulat jo baahar aaye isse chale machinen
isse chale machinen
ise lutaade bhar bhar jhole
seth tijori tod de

laakhon hi ka bhala hai ismein
ab ye qaidi chhod de
chhan chhan karti daulat bole
seth tijori tod de
laakhon hi ka bhala hai ismein
ab ye qaidi chhod de

daulat meri baandi isko umar qaid mein daala
kismein himmat hai jo tode motu raam ka taala
arre motu raam ka taala
kyun be mehta
kyun be mehta hai koi jo itna paisa jod de
laakhon hi ka bhala hai ismein ab ye kaidi chhod de
chhan chhan karti daulat bole seth tijori tod de
laakhon hi ka bhala hai ismein ab ye qaidi chhod de

aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa

tere ghar ke saamne aake bhookhon ne gash khaaya
aa aa aa aa aa
o nirmohi seth tujhe kyun inpe raham na aaya
kyun hampe raham na aaya
jeewan naiyya dagmag dole
seth tijori tod de

laakhon hi ka bhala hai isme
ab ye qaidi chhod de
chhan chhan karti daulat bole
seth tijori tod de
laakhon hi ka bhala hai ismein
ab ye qaidi chhod de

tere saamne bhookha insaan gas kha kha ke leta
de de sab kuchh gar hai seth karodimal ka beta
seth karodimal ka beta
sun re mehta dil mera bole
seth tijori tod de
laakhon hi ka bhala hai ismein
ab ye qaidi chhod de

chhan chhan karti daulat bole
seth tijori tod de
laakhon hi ka bhala hai ismein
ab ye qaidi chhod de
chhan chhan karti daulat bole
seth tijori tod de
laakhon hi ka bhala hai ismein
ab ye qaidi chhod de


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

Blog Day :

4243 Post No. : 15462

Entertaining Sales Pitch Songs – 11
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This post is likely the one which has been the most scrambled for. Leap day it is. So much history and folklore around this date, no doubt. But notwithstanding that, it struck us quite late in the day, as to how such a rare occasion be not celebrated, and not represented on our blog. We are all adept at combining celebrations and conjuring up milestones and reasons to post a celebratory article. So how come this leap day phenomena be left by the side. So we got going to get something in place, but it was quite late that we got started. Here is a brief about the gensis.

Time is 6:48 in the evening. An innocent query laden email from dear Arun ji lands in the mail box. He is enquiring about 29th Feb, 2016. The date seems to be blanked out on the blog, so were not posts added that day or is that an error of logging on the blog.

7:30 pm comes the response from Atul ji – yes, in 2016, the leap day actually was dot day.

Within one minute at 7.31 pm lands another follow up from Atul ji – and I quote –

“Today I wanted to post a blog leap day challenge, but my internet at home as well as office let me down. Atul”

There is radio silence for another about one hour or so. Around 8:20, I am back on my laptop, checking emails, and run into this exchange that has recently happened. It is 8:25 pm by the time I jump into the flow, and write to Atul ji, enquiring what did he have in mind.

Another 25 minutes creep by. It is 8:52 when Atul ji reply lands in the mail box. He wanted to follow up with a ‘challenge’ type post using one of the un-yippeee’d films from the list of posts from 29th Feb, 2012. Despite all the lethargy and laziness, I am stirred up to take on this challenge. Quickly I make a check of the films used on 29th Feb 2012. The list reads like,

Ban Ban Ke Bigadti Hai Taqdeer Gareebon Ki Guzaara 1954
Dil Ko Hai Tumse Pyaar Kyun NFS – Jagmohan `Sursagar` 1945
Tum Saamne Aakar Jis Dam Khazaanchi 1958
Dhal Chuki Shaam E Gham Kohinoor 1960
Bhare Hain Aankh Mein Aansoo Saara Jahaan Hamaara 1961
Manzil Ki Chaah Mein Devdas 1955

Only two films stand out as the candidates for this challenge – ‘Guzaara’ from 1954 and ‘Saara Jahaan Hamaara’ from 1961. Given the familiarity of the film and songs, I am tempted to attempt ‘Saara Jahaan Hamaara’. But then another peculiarity tries to pull my attention. The film ‘Guzaara’ from 1954 made its debut on the blog on this day – the leap – of 2012. And then – nothing else. For the past 8 years, the film has been sitting neglected, on one of the most interesting calendar days in, well, in the calendar. 🙂

And so, I decided to pick ‘Guzaara’. I sent out an email to Atul ji at 9:11 (that sounds almost sinister. . .) with the message – “‘Guzaara’ from 1954 would be an interesting candidate. Only one song, posted on leap day 2012, now second song on leap day 2020. 😀 :D”.

This time, the response is very immediate. Within a minute Atul ji confirms that he was also thinking to pick this film.

Poor ‘Guzaara’ – has been sitting on the bench for – goodness, 8 years. आते जाते हुये, the other films would ask cursorily – “How’s it going? Idling for long??”

And listlessly (pun intended) ‘Guzaara’ would reply – “गुज़ारा चल रहा है”. :D)  :D)

And then suddenly another thought passed into the mind’s channels. Debut on the leap day in 2012, no action till the leap day on 2020, when the second song gets posted. And I hope this does not lead to a typecasting (so common in the industry, no?). because if it does, then poor ‘Guzaara’ would take more than two decades to get yippeee’d for its 8 songs. (LOL)

‘Guzaara’ is a social film from the production house of Aaina Pictures, Bombay produced and directed by SM Yusuf. The star cast is listed as Karan Diwan, Paro, Jabeen, Mirza Musharraf, Chand Burque, Baby Naaz, Romi, SM Yusuf, Manju, Tiwari, Baalam, Faizi, Sangeeta, Chhagan Romeo, Mehru. Hmmm. . . Karan Dewan and Paro, this would have been an important film of its time. The eight songs of this film are written by Fauq Zami – two songs, Muneer Lakhnavi – one song, and Raja Mehdi Ali Khan five songs. The music direction is by Ghulam Mohammed. The film comes from the same year as ‘Mirza Ghalib’, one of the most well known films with music by him.

Today’s song is a “sales pitch” song, rendered by Rafi Sb. The item for sale is ‘bhajia’, and the song goes along with homilies and interesting advises, as it tries to make better of selling ‘pakodas’. 😉 Looking at the star cast, the most likely candidate for performing this song is Karan Dewan himself. I cannot bring myself to imagine that Mirza Musharraf or Baalam would take on performing this song on screen. I would request our more knowledgeable friends and readers to please add more information about this song, and the film.

Ah so, the leap challenge, at last. And the film gets its second song on the blog, on the same leap day, eight years apart. Come to think of it – do we know what is the origin of the term ‘leap’ as it applies to this date and this calendar terminology. Hmmm. . . as we look at the calendars progression from one year to the next, and given 365 days in the year and 7 days in the week, the thumb rule is that the new year starts on the weekday, next to the day on which the previous year starts. Except for this peculiar creature called ‘leap year’ when the sequence of week day ‘leaps’ ahead by one day. Oh yes, this is the simple explanation available from dictionary.com.

I am sure all are familiar with the rules of the Julian calendar, set is place by Julius Ceaser, which instituted this leap day’s concept, and the later correction by Pope Gregory, resulting in the Gregorian calendar that makes an exception for missing a leap year every 100th year, but then also not missing it every 400th year, to account for the correct number of days passing per year, given that the earth uses up 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes, and 45 seconds, give or take a few milliseconds here and there, to completely go once around the sun. That is being astronomically correct. Otherwise, what would we know better, just being used for waking up with sunrise every day. Leap day, leap year – what does it matter. At the end of the day, and quoting from another song by Rafi Sb – “Jitni Likhi Thhi Muqaddar Mein. . .” – the number of breaths destined are what it is. History records that in 1582, when Pope Gregory announced this correction to the calendar, the official dates were adjusted by 10 days, There were riots in the city of Vatican and the common man protested, wanting 10 days of their lives to be returned.

Ah well, as the world turns. And not very precisely so. 🙂

So listen to Rafi Sb, and enjoy the ‘bhajias’.

Song – Duniya Ki Haalat Naram Naram (Guzaara) (1954) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics – Raja Mehdi Ali Khan, MD – Ghulam Mohammed
Chorus

Lyrics

duniya ki haalat naram naram
o duniya ki haalat naram naram
halwa chhodo
poori chhodo
bhajiye kha lo garam garam
duniya ki haalat naram naram

tu ne bhi muft ki khaai hai
kya tu bhi mera bhai hai
o kya tu bhi mera bhai hai
meri hi tareh honge mister
tere pichhle janam ke karam karam
ho munna pichhle janam ke karam karam
o duniya ki haalat naram naram
halwa chhodo
poori chhodo
bhajiye kha lo garam garam
duniya ki haalat naram naram

hum tumko kahaan se den bhiksha
o bhaiyya ja kar ke khencho riksha
ho munna ja kar ke khencho riksha
mat desh pe apne bojh bahno
hai ye hi hamaara dharam dharam
hai ye hi hamaara dharam dharam
hoye
duniya ki haalat naram naram
halwa chhodo
poori chhodo
bhajiye kha lo garam garam
duniya ki haalat naram naram

chaar aane mein insaan bikey
do aane mein imaan bikey
chaar aane mein insaan bikey
do aane mein imaan bikey
ek aane mein bhagwan bikey
ae duniya waalo shame shame shame
ae duniya waalo sharam sharam

o duniya ki haalat naram naram
o duniya ki haalat naram naram
halwa chhodo
poori chhodo
bhajiye kha lo garam garam
duniya ki haalat naram naram
hoye

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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दुनिया की हालत नरम नरम
ओ दुनिया की हालत नरम नरम
हलवा छोड़ो
पूरी छोड़ो
भाजिया खा लो गरम गरम
दुनिया की हालत नरम नरम

तूने भी मुफ्त की खाई है
क्या तू भी मेरा भाई है
ओ क्या तू भी मेरा भाई है
मेरी ही तरह होंगे मिस्टर
तेरे जनम के पिछले करम करम
हो मुन्ना तेरे जनम के पिछले करम करम
ओ दुनिया की हालत नरम नरम
हलवा छोड़ो
पूरी छोड़ो
भाजिया खा लो गरम गरम
दुनिया की हालत नरम नरम

हुम तुमको कहाँ से दें भिक्षा
ओ भईय्या जा कर के खेंचो रिक्शा
हो मुन्ना जा कर के खेंचो रिक्शा
मत देश पे अपने बोझ बनो
है ये ही हमारा धरम धरम
है ये ही हमारा धरम धरम
होये दुनिया की हालत नरम नरम
हलवा छोड़ो
पूरी छोड़ो
भाजिया खा लो गरम गरम
दुनिया की हालत नरम नरम

चार आने में इंसान बिके
दो आने में इमार बिके
चार आने में इंसान बिके
दो आने में इमार बिके
एक आने में भगवान बिके
ए दुनिया वालो शेम शेम शेम
ए दुनिया वालो शरम शरम

ओ दुनिया की हालत नरम नरम
ओ दुनिया की हालत नरम नरम
हलवा छोड़ो
पूरी छोड़ो
भाजिया खा लो गरम गरम
दुनिया की हालत नरम नरम


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Blog Day : 4240 Post No. : 15454

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2010-2020) – Song No. 8
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I am fond of saying that this blog was quite prolific in the past and presently we are crawling as a slow rate in comparison. But that was not the case throughout. There was a phase in the blog in the past when the posts in this blog has almost dried up. That was from december 2009 till february 2010. There were as many as 34 DOT days in the blog out of 90 days during these three months. Only 112 posts were published in the blog during these three months. Thus the blog those days was not even a song a day blog. It had even become no song in a day blog on 33 % days.

The reason was that I had found myself transferred from my earlier place of posting viz Jabalpur in the month of December 2009. It was an inter zonal transfer in Railways parlance. I was transferred from WCR zone to SECR Zone, whose HQ was at BIlaspur, Chhattisgarh. I reported at Bilaspur in the first week of december 2009. I stayed there for a few days before it was decided that I would be posted at Nagpur.

It took me a while before I got a quarter allotted to me at Nagpur in February 2010. I then went to Jabalpur, vacated my quarter there and brought the luggage to Nagpur. It was first week of March 2010 before I could get settled in Nagpur.

During these three months from December 2009 to February 2010, it was difficult to find time for blogging. Still, I thried to keep the blog going. The laptop that I had was my constant companion and I had a dongle for internet connectivity, but posting on a regular basis when I was literally living out of suitcase was a tough challenge.

All these dot days means that there are not too many occasions today (ten year later) when we can find songs for ten year challenge. There are days that were DOT days, so there is no question of being able to discuss a ten year challenge song those days. On the few days when some songs were discussed, many of these songs have already been YIPPEED by now.

Take the example of blog activity on this day ten years back (viz on 26 february 2010). Three songs were posted on the blog on that day :-

Song Movie title-Year Remarks
Kitne raanjhe tujhe dekhkar bairaagi ban gaye Ahsaas-1979 04 of 06 songs posted
Aur kuchh der thahar aur kuchh der na jaa Aakhri Khat-1966 All Songs posted
Hame haal e dil tumse kahna hai Chaubees Ghante-1958 05 of 08 songs posted

“Chaubees Ghante”(1958) had made its debut on that day ten years ago. The writeup of this article was quite brief and sketchy, and contained little details about the movie. It shows that I did not have time to do research on this song. Moreover, ten years ago I was far less knowledgeable about HFM than today. I did not even have access to HFGK those days.

Now I know that this movie was directed by Dwarka Khosla for Zar Productions, Bombay. The movie had Premnath, Shakila, Maruti, Shammi, Nishi, Samson, Rajan Kapoor, K N Singh etc in it.

Ten years later, this movie had debuted in the blog when I was trying to find my feet at Nagpur, Maharashtra. Today (26 February 2010), exactly ten years later, I find myself at Gorakhpur, UP (via Bilaspur, Chattisgarh and Izatnagar, Bareilly, UP). By now five songs from the movie have been covered. Three songs were covered when I was at Nagpur. One song each was covered at Bilaspur and Izatnagar respectively.

Here is the sixth song from “Chaubees Ghante”(1958) appearing in the blog when I am based at Gorakhpur, UP. This song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. Raja Mehdi Ali Khan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Bipin Baabul.

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

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Avinash Scrapwala.

Audio

Video

Song-Aaj ka salaam lo kal ka waada pakka(Chaubees Ghante)(1958) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Raja Mehdi Ali Khan, MD-Bipin Baabul

Lyrics 9Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

Aaj ka salaam lo
Kal ka waada pakka
Hans ke mera naam lo
Kal ka waada pakka
Doodloo loo oo
Didlee lee ee ee
Doodloo loo oo oo oo
Aaj ka salaam lo
Kal ka waada pakka aa

Haseenon ki nighaah se
Dil rakho sambhaal ke
Haseenon ki nighaah se
Dil rakho sambhaal ke
Udaa na le tumhaara dil
Nigaah e naaz daal ke ae
Pyaar ka payaam lo
Kal ka waada pakka
Aaj ka salaam lo
Kal ka waada pakka
Doodloo loo oo oo
Didlee lee ee ee
Doodloo loo oo oo

Khushi ke ek jaam mein
Dubo de zindagi ke gham
Khushi ke ek jaam mein
Dubo de zindagi ke gham
Ke dukh bahot hai zindagi mein
Sukh magar bahot hai kam
Sabr se jo naam lo
Kal ka waada pakka
Aaj ka salaam lo
Kal ka waada pakka
Doodloo loo oo oo
Didlee lee ee ee ee
Doodloo loo oo oo

Sambhal sambhal ke chal zaraa
Kadam kadam pe jaal hai
Sambhal sambhal ke chal zaraa
Kadam kadam pe jaal hai
Samajh ke paansa phenk le
Ye zindagi ki chaal hai
Aaj ka salaam lo
Kal ka waada pakka
hans ke mera naam lo
kal ka waada pakka
kal ka waada pakka
kal ka waada pakka
Doodloo loo oo oo oo
Didlee lee ee ee ee
Doodloo loo oo oo oo

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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आज का सलाम लो
कल का वादा पक्का
हंस के मेरा नाम लो
कल का वादा पक्का
डूडलू लू ऊ ऊ ऊ
डीडली ली ई ई ई
डूडलू लू ऊ ऊ ऊ

आज का सलाम लो
कल का वादा पक्का आ

हसीनों कि निगाह से
दिल रखो संभाल के
हसीनों कि निगाह से
दिल रखो संभाल के
उड़ा न ले तुम्हारा दिल
निगाह ए नाज़ डाल के ए
प्यार का पयाम लो
कल का वादा पक्का
आज का सलाम लो
कल का वादा पक्का
डूडलू लू ऊ ऊ ऊ
डीडली ली ई ई ई
डूडलू लू ऊ ऊ ऊ

ख़ुशी के एक जाम में
डुबो दे ज़िन्दगी के ग़म
ख़ुशी के एक जाम में
डुबो दे ज़िन्दगी के ग़म
के दुःख बहोत है ज़िन्दगी में
सुख मगर बहोत है कम
सब्र से जो नाम लो
कल का वादा पक्का
आज का सलाम लो
कल का वादा पक्का
डूडलू लू ऊ ऊ ऊ
डीडली ली ई ई ई
डूडलू लू ऊ ऊ ऊ

संभल संभल के चल ज़रा
कदम कदम पे जाल है
संभल संभल के चल ज़रा
कदम कदम पे जाल है
समझ के पासा फ़ेंक ले
ये ज़िन्दगी की चाल है
दिल अभी इनाम लो
कल का वादा पक्का
आज का सलाम लो
कल का वादा पक्का
डूडलू लू ऊ ऊ ऊ
डीडली ली ई ई ई
डूडलू लू ऊ ऊ ऊ


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