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Today’s song is from an obscure, not very well known film Sabyasachi-1948. The name of the film is rather strange and not many people will know what it means. In simple translation it means a person who is Ambidextrous or one who can use both hands with equal expertise. This was an adjective used famously in Mahabharat for Arjun. He was an extraordinary archer and he could do this with both his hands separately and simultaneously, with the same expertise.

This was a film made by Associated Pictures, Calcutta. No wonder then that the entire crew and cast was from Bengal only.Even the Heroine, Meera Mishra-though not a Bangla actress, was an expert in Bangla language, who had acted in few Bangla movies too. During the early cinema period, Calcutta was also a major centre for Hindi films and from 1932 to almost 1955, Hindi films were made there regularly, by several film makers including of course the New Theatres. However, after 1955, there were almost no actors/actresses who could speak fluent Hindi. More than that, the Bangla film industry itself had grown so much that there was no need to make Hindi films anymore.

From as early as 1935-36, Hindi films were made based on Novels of Bangla language. The contribution of Bangla language to provide fodder for films is unmatched.(The only other Indian language to do this is Malayalam). This was mainly because the people in Bengal are avid readers of books. During my Marketing career, I visited various parts of Bengal in 20 years. I used to be amazed at the “Book Fairs’ held at Calcutta. I visited these fairs a few times and was overwhelmed to see lakhs of people purchasing books there. I think the Book Fairs must be doing a turnover of crores of rupees !

I tried to make a list of Hindi films based on Bangla novels and I easily crossed the 50’s mark, when I stopped. 90 % of these films were Hits. Some of the popular Hindi films on Bengali novels are Devdas-35, Milan-46, Anandmath-52, Do bigha zameen-53, Sujata-55, Kabuliwala-61, Ghunghat-60, Bandini-63, Namkeen-67, Bhuvan Shome-69, Satyakam-69, Sahib, bibi aur ghulam-62, Khamoshi-70, Uphaar-71, Saudagar-73, Amar Prem-72, Chupke Chupke-75 (my favourite), Kora Kagaz-74, Balika Badhu-76, Kitaab-77, Apne paraye-80, lekin-90, Rudaali-93 and many more. You will notice that films on Bangla novels were not just family dramas or tragedies, but it was a mix of comedy, pathos, drama, entertainment and almost every Genre except Historical and Mythological films, perhaps.

Film Sabyasachi-1948 was also based on Bangla novel “Pather Dabi”, by Sharat Chandra Chatterjee. The novel was initially serialised in the Bangla magazine “Bangbani” and then published in 1926. However after initial 5ooo copies were sold out in a week’s time, the British Government banned the novel on 4-1-1927. The novel Pather Dabi (The right of Path/ Demands of the road) was about a secret society whose goal is to free India from British rule.

The leader of this secret group is Sabyasachi Malick. He is highly educated, having studied Medicine, Engineering and Law from the Universities of UK and USA. He is tall and so strong that he created records of swimming the flooded rivers in torrential rains and crossing the entire Himalaya on foot in record time. He punishes the rich and helps the poor. In short he is The Superman ! He knows several languages and is an expert in Makeup too. Apurba (Paresh Bannerjee) is a weak member of this team and he becomes a Police informer. Sumitra (Meera Mishra) and Bharathi(Sandhya Rani) are the 2 women in this group who have faced several problems in their personal lives.

The Indian Express, in its review of the film says, ” the film story touches upon issues of Untouchability, Orthodoxy and Faiths. It deals with bRich-Poor divide and status of women in the then Bangla society. It criticises British Policies and India’s inherent customs of Religion and social structure.” Sabyasachi was Bengal’s first Superman of Bangla Fiction, according to the Indian Express.

The film was made in Bangla and Hindi versions. The Bangla version was directed by Bibhuti Laha. The Hindi version was directed by ” Agradoot’, who also directed the film Babla-53 later in Hindi. The film was released on 6-11-48. The cast of the Hindi version was Meera Mishra, Tulsi, Anup, Paresh Banerjee, Sandhyarani,Savitri Devi,Uma, Sunder, Bipin Gupta and many others. Songs were written by Zahir Hussain and music was composed by Robin Chatterjee.

Robin Chatterjee. He was born on 8-1-1914, at Calcutta. His name is not too well known to Hindi film lovers, though he was very famous in Bengal (as Robin Chatopadhyaya), where he composed several NFS and film songs. For many years he assisted Anupam Ghatak,MD. He even sang in the chorus for New Theatre’s film Adhikar-1938. However he was not so successful in Hindi films.

His first Hindi film was Rajlakshmi-1945, wherein he gave the first opportunity to Talat Mahmood to sing a Hindi film song. Till then he was singing Bangla NFS and film songs with the name Tapan kumar. His next film was Tum aur main-1946 which had very good songs by kanan Devi. Then came Voh Dono-1947 and here Sandhya Mukherjee gave good songs. Robin Chatterjee gave music to 14 Hindi films, namely – Rajlakshmi-45, Tum aur main-46, Voh Dono-47, Sabyasachi-48,Ratnadeep-51, Pehli Shadi-53, Firdaus-53, Shobha-54, Majboori-54, Africa-54, Dhake ki malmal-56, Miss Toofan mail-58, Police Station-59 and Chimney ka Dhuvan-1973…this was a much delayed film. He also gave music to a Bhojpuri film- Saiya se kar le milanwa-1966.

Robin Chatterjee died on 2-4-1976 at Bombay at the age of just 61 years.

The story of film’s heroine Meera Mishra is strange. She entered Hindi films with Bombay Talkies film Milan-46. Meera Mishra’s joining the films generated a lot of interest and excitement because she was the wife of an I.P.S. Officer. Meera reportedly answered an advertisement of The Bombay Talkies in newspapers and was called for an interview and was selected readily. Two films, bilingual , Naukadubi (Bengali) and Milan (Hindi) were produced by Bombay Talkies and Meera was chosen to play Kamala in both versions.

The Bengali film Naukadubi had Abhi Bhattacharya playing Ramesh, Meera Sarkar as Hemnalini and Pahari Sanyal as Akshay Babu. The Hindi version Milan had Dilip Kumar as Ramesh and Meera therefore had Dilip Kumar as her first leading man. The Hindi version had Ranjana playing Hemnalini while it was Pahari Sanyal again as Akshay Babu in Milan. The film was directed by Nitin Bose and Anil Biswas was the music director. Parul Ghosh lent her voice in both the versions and here in Noukadubi she had some five Tagore songs, her only Bengali songs.

Both Naukadubi and Milan did well and the initial plan of Meera was to retire after this one film. However, her I.P.S. husband Kripa Sindhu Mishra was killed in action during Delhi riots and Meera decided to carry on with her film career. She had a son Jishnu from the Late K P Mishra. Her other films included Abhijatya (1949), Eki Gramer Chhele (1950), Abarta (1950), Sandhya Belar Rupkatha (1950), Sabyasachi (Hindi-1948)-based on Sarat Chandra Chatterjee’s Pather dabi. She played the role of Sumitra, Bishnupriya (1949). Her other Hindi films included Ghar ki Numaish-49,Chhore-50,Kashmir Hamara hai-50, Azadi ke baad-51, Chamakee-52, Chhoti Maa-52.

She quit films early and settled into married life again. Her husband was Mr Ranjit Gupta, Chief secretary to the Government of West Bengal.

Meera Mishra was born in Kanpur and died in Calcutta somewhere in 2007.

Today’s song is sung by Sandhya Mukherjee. She began her career in Mumbai singing Hindi songs, starting with a song in the film Sabyasachi-1948. Her first playback song was in the film Tarana in 1951. She sang, as a playback singer, 36 songs in 19 Hindi films. Though she sang several songs in 7 films in Hindi, her name became famous only after she sang a duet ” gupchup gupchup pyar karen” with Hemant Kumar in the film Sazaa-1951. Her last Hindi film song was in the film Chimni ka dhuan-73. She decided to come back to and settle in her home city Kolkata in 1952 due to personal reasons.


Song- Aayi mere jeevan ki saanjh suhaani (Sabyasaachi)(1948) Singer- Sandhya Mukherjee, Lyricist- Zaheer Hussain, MD- Robin Chatterjee

Lyrics

Aai mere
aai mere jeewan ki saanjh suhaani
Aai mere
aai mere jeewan ki saanjh suhaani
aai mere
aasha ki bagiya mein phool khile hain aen
aasha ki bagiya mein phool khile hain aen
aai mere jeewan ki saanjh suhaani
aai mere

ye deepak sunahri jalaata hai kaun
ye duniya meri jagmagaata hai kaun
ye deepak sunahri jalaata hai kaun
ye duniya meri jagmagaata hai kaun
umangon par aai hai roop jawaani ee
umangon par aai hai roop jawaani ee
aai mere jeewan ki saanjh suhaani
Aai mere

lutaaati hai masti chaman mein bahaar
hai donon ke joban per aaya nikhaar
lutaaati hai masti chaman mein bahaar
hai phoolon ke joban per aaya nikhaar
bulbul na kyun ho khushi mein deewaani ee ee
bulbul na kyun ho khushi mein deewaani ee ee
aai mere jeewan ki saanjh suhaani
Aai mere

pee pee ki boli madhur bol papeehe
phir phir ke masti mein dol papeehe
ho dol papeehe
pee pee ki boli madhur bol papeehe
phir phir ke masti mein dol papeehe
sunaaye jaa tu apni prem kahaani
sunaaye jaa tu apni prem kahaani
aai mere jeewan ki saanjh suhaani
aayi mere


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.

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Today’s song is from the film Majboori-1954.

The song-“Tere poojan ko Bhagwan, bana man mandir aalishan”- is a famous traditional song. Not only in a few Hindi films, but the song is also sung by many singers as NFS. No one knows how old this song is or who is the original Lyricist of this song. It is sung like a Bhajan by most people.

The known first record for this song was made in 1934.

When singer Shamshad Begum was discovered by music director Ghulam Haider, she was in her early teens. After talking to her father, she was taught this song and this became her first recorded song in Lahore for the record company Xenophone. Since the song was a Hindu bhajan, in order to avoid Hindu displeasure for a ” Muslim girl singing a Hindu devotional song “, her name on the record was mentioned as Radha Rani. This first song of Shamshad was posted on this Blog a few years back (on 30 may 2013).

The second time this song appeared was almost immediate. The actress-singer Rattanbai had come to Bombay from Calcutta. Her name in Calcutta made films and she having worked with a great artiste like Saigal, Rattanbai’s name was already well known and popular in Bombay. In her first film in Bombay ‘Bharat ki Beti’-1935, its Music Director Anil Biswas gave her this traditional song to sing in the film. The third time this song featured in a Hindi film was in the film Majboori-1954 (today’s song). It is sung by Asha Bhosale and Hamida Bano. Actually, this was Hamida Bano’s last song in India, because she migrated to Pakistan after this.

Thus while this song was the first song of Shamshad Begum as an NFS and first song of Rattanbai in a Bombay film, it was the last song of Hamida Bano in India !

( This traditional Bhajan Was also used as a Parody song in the film ” Shaadi”-1962. It was sung by Rafi and on screen by Omprakash.)

Similarly, there is another traditional Mujra song “Inhi logon ne le leena dupatta mera”, which is used in few films. First time this song appeared in the film “Himmat”-1941. By coincidence it was sung by Shamshad Begum. Next time it appeared in the film ” Aabroo”-1943, sung and enacted on screen by actor singer Yaqub. Third time, this song was used in the film “Pakeezah”-1972, sung by Lata Mangeshkar and on screen by Meena kumari.

Both these Traditional songs are sung as NFS by many singers from India and Pakistan as well.

If one looks keenly, one can find a few NFS written by Soordas, Kabir, Meerabai, Narsi Mehta and some other saints of India. These are sung by many famous and not so famous singers. Some of these have appeared in Hindi films also.

Film Majboori-1954 was made by Murli Movietone. It was directed by the producer Ram Daryani himself. The music was by Robin Chatterjee. He was born on 8-1-1914, at Calcutta. His name is not too well known to Hindi film lovers, though he was very famous in Bengal, where he composed several NFS and film songs. For many years he assisted Anupam Ghatak,MD. He even sang in the chorus for New Theatre’s film Adhikar-1938. However he was not so successful in Hindi films.

His first Hindi film was Rajlakshmi-1945, wherein he gave the first opportunity to Talat Mahmood to sing a Hindi film song. Till then he was singing Bangla NFS and film songs with the name Tapan kumar. His next film was Tum aur main-1946 which had very good songs by kanan Devi. Then came Voh Dono-1947 and here Sandhya Mukherjee gave good songs. Robin Chatterjee gave music to 14 Hindi films,namely – Rajlakshmi-45, Tum aur main-46, Voh Dono-47, Sabyasachi-48,Ratnadeep-51, Pehli Shadi-53, Firdaus-53, Shobha-54, Majboori-54, Africa-54, Dhake ki malmal-56, Miss Toofan mail-58, Police Station-59 and Chimney ka Dhuvan-1973…this was a much delayed film. He also gave music to a Bhojpuri film- Saiya se kar le milanwa-1966.

Robin Chatterjee died on 2-4-1976 at Bombay at the age of just 61 years.

The cast of the film Majboori-54 was Shyama, Balraj Sahni, Agha, kumar, Pramila and many others. There were 8 songs in the film. Some of the songs were recorded as “Chhoti Behan”, the original name for the film. Today’s song is the 5th song to be presented here. It is sung byAsha Bhosale and Hamida Bano, as per HFGK. After this film, Hamida Bano migrated to Pakistan.

Singer Hamida Bano was born on 19-10-1928, in Lahore. Her family shifted to Bombay in 1942, the same year as Geeta Roy’s family did. Hamida’s elder brother Akbar worked with a Drama company. He gave her the initial training in singing. This kindled a desire in her mind to sing in Hindi Films. Those days,the well known Actor/Director Master Bhagwan lived nearby. He once recommended her name to his best friend-C.Ramchandra. He was the MD for Bhagwan’s film “Naghma-e-Sahara “-1943. He gave her a break with 3 songs in this film. Unfortunately, this film got delayed and was released only in 1945. Meanwhile, Naushad had found her and he gave her a song in film ” Sanjog”-43 and she sang her first released song with Shyam kumar.

C.Ramchandra continued using her in films like Bahadur, Lalkar, Manorama, Raunaq, Sawan etc. In those years C.Ramchandra himself was not very famous-till his HIT films like Safar-46 and Shehnai-47 etc. So Hamida was not much benefitted by these songs. From 1945, it was composer Bulo C Rani, who used Hamida Bano for some really memorable songs like in the film ” Moorti”-45-Badariya baras gayi us paar . Then came Rajputani, Chheen le Azadi, Phulwari, Badi baat, Shahenshah Babar, Naseeb, Parayi aag, Preet, Devar, Dharti, Nek Parveen, Neelkamal, Tohfa and Rimjhim. After 1950 her songs became less and she sang in Bikhre Moti, Rajput, Anjaam,and Majboori-54-her last film in India. She sang about 125 odd songs in about 62 films.

In 1956, she migrated to Pakistan. In Karachi, she recorded some songs. Then she settled in Lahore and became active in social work. Occasionally, she was seen in functions like ” Nigar Awards Function ” etc. She continued singing on Lahore Radio. Hamida Bano died on 20-11-2006 at the age of 78 yrs. Her last song in India was with Asha in Majboori-1954-“Tere poojan ko Bhagwan bana Manmandir alishan”.

Let us now enjoy this traditional song…..


Song-Tere poojan ko Bhagwaan bana man mandir aalishaan(Majboori)(1954) Singers- Hamida Bano, Asha Bhosale, Lyricist- D N Madhok, MD-Robin Chatterjee

Lyrics

Tere poojan ko Bhagwaan
Bana man mandir aalishaan
Tere poojan ko Bhagwaan
Bana man mandir aalishaan

kaun banaaye teri moorat
kisne dekhi teri soorat
kaun banaaye teri moorat
kisne dekhi teri soorat
kaun banaaye teri moorat
kisne dekhi teri soorat

saare jag mein roop hai tera
saare jag mein roop hai tera
andekhe Bhagwaan
Bana man mandir aalishaan
Tere poojan ko Bhagwaan
Bana man mandir aalishaan

saagar teri shaan dikhaaye
parvat tera khauf jataaye(??)
saagar teri shaan dikhaaye
parvat tera khauf jataaye(??)
saagar teri shaan dikhaaye
parvat tera khauf jataaye(??)

kaliyon mein hai khushboo teri
kaliyon mein hai khushboo teri
phoolon mein muskaan
Bana man mandir aalishaan
Tere poojan ko Bhagwaan
Bana man mandir aalishaan
Tere poojan ko Bhagwaan
Bana man mandir aalishaan


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4656 Post No. : 16324

“Firdaus”(1953) was produced by M S Ahluwalia and directed by Vasant Joglekar for New Premier Films, Bombay. The movie had Geeta Bali, Anoop Kumar, Rama, Om Prakash, Lalita Pawar, Jamaal Amrohi, Badri Prasad, Randhir, Pesi Patel, and Vasant Thengadi etc in it with Ashok Kumar in guest appearance.

The movie had eight songs in it, all being female solos, sung by four singers- Rajkumari (3), Geeta Dutt(2), Asha Bhonsle (2) and Lata Mangeshkar (1). Two songs have been covered so far.

Here is the third song from “Firdaus”(1953) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Rajkumar. D N Madhok is the lyricist. Music is composed by Robin Chatterjee.

Only the audio of the song is available. The song sounds like a mujra song to me, going by its lyrics. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this song.


Song-Dekhi re anaadi tori preet (Firdaus)(1953) Singer-Rajkumari, Lyrics-D N Madhok, MD-Robin Chatterjee

Lyrics

dekhi re anaadi tori preet
dekhi re anaadi tori preet
dekhi re anaadi tori preet
anaadi tori preet

jhooth mooth ki baat ko
maine jaana saanch
ab door khade muskaat ho o o
dekh begaani aanch(?)
mare hue ko marna yaa kaahe ki reet ho
kaahe ki reet
anaadi tori preet
anaadi tori preet
dekhi re anaadi tori preet

tum bin jeena maut baraabar
tum bin jina maut baraabar
aur julam bedardi na kar
aur julam bedardi na kar
hamne apni haar maan li ee ee ee ee
hamne apni haar maan li
maan li tori jeet
maani tori jeeet
dekhi re anaadi tori preet
anaadi tori preet
dekhi re
dekhi re anaadi
anaadi tori preet
dekhi re anaadi tori preet


This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, 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.

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4156 Post No. : 15325 Movie Count :

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Hindi Songs in Bangla Films – 10
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‘Saheb Bibi Golam’ (1956, Bangla film) was based on a story by the same title, written by Bangla novelist, Bimal Mitra. The film was directed by Kartik Chattopadhyay. The main star cast of the film was Uttam Kumar, Sumitra Devi, Anubha Gupta, Chhabi Biswas, Chhaya Devi, Nitin Mukherjee and Padma Devi. The story of the film relates to the time when the aristocracy of feudal lords was on the decline under the British rule by the end of 19th Century. The story revolves around the platonic relationship between the feudal lord’s neglected wife (Sumitra Devi) and a clerk (Uttam Kumar). The film was not only critically acclaimed, it was also a box office success.

The Hindi version of the film titled ‘Saheb Bibi Aur Ghulam’ (1962) was produced by Guru Dutt and directed by Guru Dutt’s right hand man, Abrar Alvi. Although the Hindi version of the film was released 6 years after the release of the Bangla version of the film, the idea to produce the Hindi version of the film was put forward to Guru Dutt by SD Burman as early as 1956 when he saw the shooting of the Bangla version  on his visit to Calcutta (now Kolkata) where Guru Dutt was already doing location hunting for his film ‘Pyaasa’ (1957). Guru Dutt had a meeting with novelist Bimal Mitra in SD Burman’s house in Calcutta, after which he decided to produce and direct the film with SD Burman as the Music Director.

When Guru Dutt  heard the story, he had decided that it had to be Meena Kumari who would be performing the role of Chhoti Bahu, the central character in the film. However, Kamal Amrohi, Meena Kumari’s husband declined the offer saying that she did not have dates. So, after failing to find any alternative actress for the role, the film was put in the back burner. It was only after the box office success of ‘Chaudhvin Ka Chaand’ (1960), Guru Dutt decided to revive ‘Saheb Bibi Aur Ghulam’ (1962). This time, after a lot of hard bargaining, Kamal Amrohi agreed with a raise in her fees and also giving bulk dates of 45 days at a stretch from January 1, 1962. He also put a condition that she would not travel to Calcutta to shoot in the haveli. So, the sets of Chhoti Bahu’s rooms in the haveli had to be created in a Mumbai studio.

Biswajit was identified for the role of Bhootnath, the clerk. But he did not agree for a condition of the exclusive contract with Guru Dutt Films. Shashi Kapoor was approached for the role which fell through as he came considerably late to discuss the role by which time Guru Dutt had decided to act in the film for the role of Bhootnath.

The film’s shooting started on January 1, 1961, exactly one year before Meena Kumari’s shooting schedule was to start. Probably, ‘Saheb Bibi Aur Ghulam’ (1962) was the first film from the stable of Guru Dutt Films which was ready in the cans in the record time except Meena Kumari’s part and the picturization of the songs which had to be postponed as the music director, SD Burman was ill during the first half of 1961. When he had recovered from his illness, he was selected by the Government of India to be part of the cultural delegation to the then USSR and other European countries. Guru Dutt lost his patience with SD Burman and entrusted the music direction to Hemant Kumar.

When SD Burman returned from his foreign trip, he was dismayed to find that he was no longer the music director of ‘Saheb Bibi Aur Ghulam’ (1962). Instead Hemant Kumar was roped in his place. SD Burman was very much upset as he felt that it was Hemant Kumar who had maneuvered to take over the music direction during his absence. He was so much involved with the film that he had already composed tunes for some songs with dummy lyrics without waiting for a formal contract. After this incidence, the relations between SD Burman and Hemant Kumar got affected. This explains as to why Na Tum Hamen Jaano Na Hum Tumhen Jaane from ‘Baat Ek Raat Ki’ (1962) was the last song Hemant Kumar sang for SD Burman.

[Note: Information in this article about what went behind the making of ‘Saheb Bibi Aur Ghulam’ (1962) is mainly based on (1) ‘Ten Years with Guru Dutt – Abrar Alvi’s Journey’ (2008) by Sathya Saran, (2) ‘Meena Kumari – The Classical Biography’ (2013) by Vinod Mehta and (3) ‘S D Burman – The Prince Musician’ (2018) by Anirudha Bhattacharjee & Balaji Vittal.]

The Hindi version of the film was not a frame by frame remake of its Bangla version film. Instead, the screen-play/dialogue writer and director Abrar Alvi and Bimal Mitra had a month-long sittings to finalise the screen-play and dialogues in tune with the taste of Hindi film audience without diluting the basic theme of the story. As a result, the visualization of scenes in Hindi version is quite different from the Bangla version. Let me give an example of the scene in which Bhootnath meets Chhoti Bahu for the first time.

In Bangla version, Bhootnath visits Chhoti Bahu’s (Sumitra Devi) room when she was about to complete her daily puja with her back to the camera. And then she looks back and tells  Bhootnath to sit down on the chair. Bhootnath introduces himself to Chhoti Bahu. There is not much movements in camera angles. In Hindi version, Chhoti Bahu calls him to sit as soon as he enters her room. The camera is focused on her feet the first time Bhootnath sees her. Even when she walks to her chair, the camera is still focused on her feet. But Bhootnath instead of sitting on the chair, he sits on the floor with his his dropping eyes. When he introduces himself as Bhootnath, the camera suddenly focuses on Chhoti Bahu’s  face and she tells him that it is a lovely name. It is at this point, Bhootnath who was speaking to her with eyes down looks up to see her face and is surprised that she was not amused by his name as it has been his experience with others. On the contrary, she says it is one of many names of the God. Also, there is a  empty bed shown while both of them are conversing symbolising the state of her marital life.

The Bangla version of the film kept the end as per the original story, that is Bhootnath (Uttam Kumar) does not get to marry Jaba (Anubha Gupta). But in Hindi version, there is an indirect hint by way of a dialogue and the last scene in which Bhootnath (Guru Dutt) travels with Jaba (Waheeda Rehman) in a horse cart. Since story has been told in the film in the flash back mode, it was possible in Hindi version of the film to change some sequences in the narration of the story.

The Bangla version of the film had 5 songs of which 2 songs were semi-classical songs in Hindi. Hindi version of the film had 7 songs. The background song in the Bangla version was in Hindi  using a part of a traditional dadra, ‘Ab Ke Saawan Ghar Aaja’ whereas in Hindi version, it was a haunting song, Koi Door Se Aawaaz De Chale Aao.

I am presenting another Hindi song from a Bangla film – ‘Saheb Bibi Golam’ (1956), ‘Kankar Mohe Laage Paniya Bharan Kaise Jaaun’ which has been rendered by Sandhya Mukherjee in dadra style. Lyrics are traditional which have been set to music by Robin Chatterjee. In the film, it has been picturised as mujra song. The equivalent song picturised in Hindi version of the film is Saaqiyaa Aaj Mujhe Neend Nahin Aayegi.

Audio

Video

Song – Paniya Bharan Kaise Jaaun, Kankar Mohey Laage  (Saheb Bibi Golam) (1956) Singer – Sandhya Mukherjee, Lyrics – Traditional, MD – Robin Chatterjee

Lyrics

aa aaa aaaaaa aaa aaaa
paniya bharan kaise jaaun
aa aa aa aa
paniya bharan kaise jaaun
kankar mohe laage
kankar mohe laage
kankar mohe laage
kankar mohe laage  
paniya bharan kaise jaaun
paniya bharan kaise jaaun  
kankar mohe laage
kankar mohe laage
kankar mohe laage
 
natkhat roke
meri dagariya aa

natkhat roke
meri dagariya aa

laakh bachaa ke chalun najariya
laakh bachaa ke
laakh bachaa ke chalun nazariya
gher let hai bairi saanwariyaa aa
gher let hai bairi saanwariyaa
kaise paanv badhaaun
kankar mohe laage
kankar mohe laage
kankar mohe laage
kankar mohe laage
kankar mohe laage
 
paniya bharan kaise jaaun
haaye ram
paniya bharan kaise jaaun
haaye ram
paniya bharan kaise jaaun
haaye ram
paniya bharan kaise jaaun
paniya bharan kaise jaaun
haaye ram
kankar mohe laage
kankar mohe laage
kankar mohe laage
kankar mohe laage
kankar mohe laage

kankar mohe laage
kankar mohe laage
kankar mohe laaaaa…..ge ae
kankar mohe laaaa……ge ae
kankar mohe laaaa……ge ae
kankar mohe laaaa……ge ae 
kankar mohe laaaa……ge ae 
kankar mohe laaaa……ge ae 
kankar mohe laaaa……ge ae 

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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आ आss आsssss आss आsss
पनिया भरन कैसे जाऊँ
आ आ आ आ
पनिया भरन कैसे जाऊँ
कंकर मोहे लागे
कंकर मोहे लागे
कंकर मोहे लागे
कंकर मोहे लागे
पनिया भरन कैसे जाऊँ
पनिया भरन कैसे जाऊँ
कंकर मोहे लागे
कंकर मोहे लागे
कंकर मोहे लागे

नटखट रोके
मेरी डगरीया॰॰आ
नटखट रोके
मेरी डगरीया॰॰आ
लाख बचा के चलूँ नजरिया
लाख बचा के
लाख बचा के चलूँ नजरिया
घेर लेत है बैरी साँवरिया॰॰आ
घेर लेत है बैरी साँवरिया
कैसे पाँव बढ़ाऊँ
कंकर मोहे लागे
कंकर मोहे लागे
कंकर मोहे लागे
कंकर मोहे लागे
कंकर मोहे लागे

पनिया भरन कैसे जाऊँ
हाय राम
पनिया भरन कैसे जाऊँ
हाय राम
पनिया भरन कैसे जाऊँ
हाय राम
पनिया भरन कैसे जाऊँ
पनिया भरन कैसे जाऊँ
हाय राम
कंकर मोहे लागे
कंकर मोहे लागे
कंकर मोहे लागे
कंकर मोहे लागे
कंकर मोहे लागे

कंकर मोहे लागे
कंकर मोहे लागे
कंकर मोहे ला॰॰गे॰॰
कंकर मोहे ला॰॰गे॰॰
कंकर मोहे ला॰॰गे॰॰
कंकर मोहे ला॰॰गे॰॰
कंकर मोहे ला॰॰गे॰॰
कंकर मोहे ला॰॰गे॰॰
कंकर मोहे ला॰॰गे॰॰


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Blog Day : 3775 Post No. : 14753

“Africa” (1954) was produced by by C Chandrakant and directed by K Kant for Movie India, Bombay. The movie had Baburao pahalwan , Krishna Kumari, Habib, Alice, Ishwar, R S Pawar, Madan Kapoor, Shaikh, D N Devesh, Parmesh, Babu, Raghu, Gopal, Ahmad, Kaka, Nagendra, Kumar Sharma, R S Dewan (Gorilla) etc in it.

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

Here is the second song from this obscure movie. The song is sung by Mubarak Begam. Lyricist is Kumar Sharma Vanvasi. Music is composed by Robin Chatterji.

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

(Audio video not available on Youtube – This is another site audio mp3 song)
Audio – Mp3 Link
Click Here – Dil Ki Duniya Pe Chha Gaya Koi.mp3

Song-Dil ki duniya pe chhaa gaya koi (Africa)(1954) Singer-Mubarak Begam, Lyrics-Kumar Sharma Vanwasi, MD-Robin Chatterji

Lyrics

dil ki duniya pe chha gaya koi
mujhko apna bana gaya koi
bana gaya koi
dil ki duniya pe chha gaya koi
mujhko apna bana gaya koi
bana gaya koi

maine ab tak na kuchh bhi seekha tha
pyar karna sikha gaya koi
sikha gaya koi
dil ki duniya pe chha gaya koi
mujhko apna bana gaya koi
bana gaya koi

mast aankhon ke ek ishaare se
aag dil mein laga gaya koi
laga gaya koi
dil ki duniya pe chha gaya koi
mujhko apna bana gaya koi
bana gaya koi

chain tab se hi ho gaya rukhsat
aankh jab se lada gaya koi
lada gaya koi
dil ki duniya pe chha gaya koi
mujhko apna bana gaya koi
bana gaya koi

pyaar mein main to ho gayi paagal
mujhpe jaadu chala gaya koi
chala gaya koi
dil ki duniya pe chha gaya koi
mujhko apna bana gaya koi
bana gaya koi


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Blog Day : 3591 Post No. : 14343

So, the New Year resolution of posting a debutant song daily and a YIPPEE song daily lasted only till the first four months of the year. For the last few weeks, we have struggled to even live up to our name “song a day”.

I was made to take a one week vacation during the last one week. I was unlikely to get any time to post any articles during this time. In fact, it was only then that I realised how much time was needed to publish one simple post.

Though Sudhir Jee manfully tried to singlehandedly hold the flat afloat, but we still ended up with a few (three I think) dot days in the last few weeks. It is the first time in more than one year and more that we had dot days in the blog, otherwise the blog had posts every day continuously for over 400 days. .

When I left, the blog strike rake was just above 4 songs per day. Now it has plunged to just under 4 songs a day. Hopefully we will pick up pace again.

I am still recovering from the jet lag etc and so I was in no condition to publish any post yesterday. Today I am in better shape still it has taken me till laste in the evening before I am able to find time to publish a post and announce that I am back.

This post is a “basic” post but I hope to write some “long” posts in coming days. The fact that weekend is looming large should help my cause.

Coming to the song under discussion, it is from “Shobha”(1954. “Shobha”(1954) was directed by Niren Lahiri for S B Productions, Bombay. The movie had Usha Kiran, Abhi Bhattacharya, Chhabi Biswas, Manju De, Shikha Bagh, Purnendu Mukherji, Rani Bannerji, Rekha Chatterji, Trilochan Jha etc in it.

This movie was based on a story written by Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay. The movie was also simultaneously made in Bangla as “Shubhada”. That explains the predominance of Bangla artists in the making of this movie.

“Shobha”(1954) had eight songs in it. two songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the third song from “Shobha”(1954) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Talat Mehmood. Mahendra Pran is the lyricist. Music is composed by Robin Chatterji.

Only the audio of the song is available. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this song. My guess is that this song was picturised on Abhi Bhattacharya.


Song-Aawaaz de gayi hai zindagi (Shobha)(1954) Singer-Talat Mehmood, Lyrics-Mahendra Pran, MD-Robin Chatterji

Lyrics

aawaaz de gayi hai zindagi
aawaaz de gayi hai zindagi
aur bujha charaag jala gayi ee ee
aur bujha charaag jala gayi ee ee
aawaaz de gayi hai zindagi

paaye na paaye mohabbat sila aa
paaye na paaye mohabbat sila
mujhe to nahin hai kisi se gila
junoon par haqeeqat
junoon par haqeeqat
fatah paa gayi
aawaaz de gayi hai zindagi

aankhon ne dil se kahi daastaan
aankhon ne dil se kahi daastaan
zamaane ne dekhi ye kaisi fizaa
ishaaron se har baat
ishaaron se har baat tai paa gayi ee
aawaaz de gayi hai zindagi
aawaaz de gayi hai zindagi


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.

A film by name ‘Shobha’ is already present on our blog. That film is from the year 1942. As I was checking the film lists in the 1950s, I find that there is another film by the same name in the year 1954. This latter film is still to open its account on the blog. Well, that was just before this post came online. Today’s debut film is ‘Shobha’ from 1954.
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