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

Blog Day :

5041 Post No. : 16952

Today’s song is from the movie ‘Bhakt Raaj-1960’. This movie was directed by V.M. Vyas for ‘Shri Nityanand Chitra, Calcutta’. V.M. Vyas also wrote the screenplay of this movie.

The cast of this movie included Sulochana, Shahu Modak, Trilok Kapoor, Lalita Pawar, David, Kuldeep Kaur, Prem Adeeb, Roopmala, Kumkum, Jaymala, Bhagwan, Dara Singh and others.

This movie was based on a story written by Pandit Madhur (as mentioned in the footnote of this movie page in HFGK Vol-III (1951-1960).

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 18.02.1960.

‘Bhakt Raaj-1960’ had eight songs. Seven songs were written by Bharat Vyas and one song was based on traditional lyrics (this is the song that we are going to listen today).

Music for this movie is composed by Avinash Vyas.

HFGK Vol-III (1951-1960) mentions in the foot note of this movie page that the recording of the songs of this movie was completed in June-1958 and it seems that this movie was released before by the name of ‘Ram Bhakti’ in 1958.

Here is the list of songs of the movie.

SNo Song Title Singer/s Posted On
01 Koyi maange sona chaandi koyi dhan dhaam re Geeta Dutt
02 Tere bangle ki babu main maina..kunwaari rahoongi Shamshad Begum
03 Koyi buraa na mane meri baat ka, ek aura aa gaya hai meri jaat ka Mohd Rafi,Shamshad Begum
04 Kaam na aayega ye duniya ka mela, aaya hai akela aur tu jaayega akela Mohd Rafi 13.07.2014
05 Raam raam raam, paayo ri maine raam ratan dhan Geeta Dutt
06 Main jaadugar matwaalaa main base seth ka saala Mohd Rafi, Shamshad Begum 05.04.2020
07 Maalik ki marzi ke aage kisi ka zor nahin Manna Dey, Sulochana 17.07.2014
08 Tamak tam mere tam, chal mere thhamak thhamak thhamak Shamshad Begum

From the above table we can see that this movie had made its debut on 13.07.2014 on the blog. However, only three songs from this movie have been posted on the blog as mentioned above.

Today’s song is sung by Geeta Dutt and it is based on traditional lyrics. This song is the fourth song from this movie to be posted on the blog.

As mentioned above Avinash Vyas have composed all the songs of this movie.

Let us now listen to today’s song. On screen SulochanaRoopmala is lip-syncing in Geeta Dutt’s voice in this song. Also seen in the picturisation of this song is Shahu Modak and others are also visible in the picturisation of this song.

Over to this devotional song now …

Video

Audio

Song-Paayo ree maine Ram ratan dhan paayo (Bhakt Raj)(1960) Singer-Geeta Dutt, Lyrics-Traditional, MD-Avinash Vyas

Lyrics

paayo ri maine
ae ae ae ae ae ae ae
raam ratan dhan paayo ri
paayo ri maine ae raam ratan dhan paayo
jeewan mein ab to raam hi raam ras chhaayo ri
paayo ri maine raam ratan dhan paayo ri
paayo ri maine ae
raam ratan dhan paayo

heera chhod patthar chun’ne mein
saaro samay ganwaayo
amrit ke badle mein man mein
zehar hi zehar bhar aayo
badi der se bade bhaag se
naam prabhu ko mukh mein aayo ri
paayo ri maine raam ratan dhan paayo ri
paayo ri maine ae raam ratan dhan paayo

jag ki bhool bhulaiyya mein man
ab tak to bharmaayo
mrigtirshana mein bhatka manwa
haath nahin kachhu aayo
ant samay mein raam naam hi
kaam hamaare aayo ri
paayo ri maine
ae ae ae ae ae ae ae
raam ratan dhan paayo ri
paayo ri maine raam ratan dhan paayo
jeewan mein ab to raam hi raam ras chhaayo ri
paayo ri maine ae raam ratan dhan paayo ri
paayo ri maine ae raam ratan dhan paayo

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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पायो री मैंने
ए ए ए ए ए ए ए
राम रतन धन पायो री
पायो री मैंने ए राम रतन धन पायो
जीवन में अब तो राम ही राम रस छायो री
पायो री मैंने राम रतन धन पायो री
पायो री मैंने ए
राम रतन धन पायो

हीरा छोड़ पत्थर चुनने में
सारो समय गँवायो
अमृत के बदले में मन में
ज़हर ही ज़हर भर आयो
बड़ी देर से बड़े भाग से
नाम प्रभु को मुख में आयो री
पायो री मैंने राम रतन धन पायो री
पायो री मैंने ए राम रतन धन पायो

जग की भूल भुलैय्या में मन
अब तक तो भरमायो
मृगतृष्णा में भटका मनवा
हाथ नहीं कछु आयो
अंत समय में राम नाम ही
काम हमारे आयो री

पायो री मैंने
ए ए ए ए ए ए ए
राम रतन धन पायो री
पायो री मैंने ए राम रतन धन पायो
जीवन में अब तो राम ही राम रस छायो री
पायो री मैंने ए राम रतन धन पायो री
पायो री मैंने ए
राम रतन धन पायो


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.

Blog Day :

4543 Post No. : 16117

‘Baazooband’ (1954) was produced by Ashalata Biswas under the banner of Variety Productions jointly with Ramanand Sagar who also directed it. The star cast included Balraj Sahni and Sulochana Chatterjee in the lead with Roopmala, Anwar Hussain, Om Prakash, Radhakrishan, Shanta Kanwar, Noor Jahan (Sr.), Noreen Linford etc in the subsidiary roles. The story, screenplay and dialogues were written by Ramanand Sagar.

The main theme of the story of the film is that in a well-settled family, a distraction by way to some vices especially when ‘other woman’ comes into the life of the husband, can wreck the family – both financially and emotionally. It is the faith and the trust with which an understanding wife can steer the husband from the wrong path. The gist of the story of the film is as under:

Seth Surajmal (Balraj Sahni), his wife, Radha (Sulcohana Chatterjee) and his two children are a wealthy and happy family. But Surajmal has one weakness. Come evening and he is magnetically attracted to make a visit to Amma’s kotha where he is under the magical spell of the dancer Chanda (Roopmala). He watches her dance and gift costly jewelries to her on his each visit . By mid-night, he returns home fully sozzled in alcohol. This is Surajmal’s daily routine.

The regular patrons of Chanda include Saanwariya (Om Prakash) and Bankelal (Anawar Hussain). Saanwariya, once upon a time a wealthy merchant, has now become almost pauper and spend his entire time in the kotha. Bankelal on the other hand is financially weak and looking for some way to raise money so that he and his foreign fiancé Josephine (Noreen Linford) can settled abroad. For this, Bankelal has found a way out by joining hands with Chanda to financially fleece Surajmal with a false promise to her that when she has collected sufficient money from Surajmal, he will marry her and settle abroad.

Radha’s mother and younger sister try to impression upon her to confront Chanda but she takes a stand that the fault lies with her husband who is mesmerised by Chanda. So, she has to take measure to bring her husband to the correct path. She is sure that her devotion towards her husband and the children would one day bring him back to senses. But would it not be too late for Radha?

In the meanwhile, hearing the news that her mother is unwell, Radha leaves for her mother’s place leaving the children with Surajmal. Bankelal finds a opportunity to place Chanda in Surajmal’s house in the guise of looking after his children. One day, when Surajmal is under the influence of liquor, Chanda gets him to sign a will that after his death, Chanda will be the sole owner of all his assets including the house.

Bankelal’s next move is to get Surajmal killed in such a way so as to appear as accidental fall from a hill top while under the influence of liquor though he would by pushed to death by Chanda. This plan is accidentally heard by Saanwariya. He cautions Radha and at the same time, he decides to tackle Bankelal. While both Bankelal and Saanwariya seems to be enjoying their drinks in the former’s house, Saanwariya mixes poison in the drinks as a result of which Bankelal dies.

Simultaneously, as per plan, Chanda after making Surajmal drinks a lot, takes him to a hilltop in the pretext of a romantic walk. However, Radha has been following them. When Chanda is struggling to push Surajmal from the hilltop, Saanwariya also reaches the spot and kills Chanda by stabbing. He throws her dead body from the hilltop. Radha reaches the spot and rescues Surajmal. Police arrives and arrests Saanwariya when he tells them that he had killed Bankelal by poisoning him and stabbed to death Chanda. Surajmal has now a changed man spending his evenings with his family. All is well that ends well.

The problem with the film is that the story is too familiar for the audience as they would have watched many films with such story in the 40s and early 50s. There is no harm making one more film on such a story provided the director has presented the story in a different cinematic presentation. But it is not. As I watched the film, I did not find the film gripping to an extent that I would complete the film in one sitting.

Balraj Sahni did not have much scope to show his performance as an actor as most of his scenes were with Chanda (Roopmala) in a drunken state. Sulochana Chatterjee as Radha did her best to reflect in her performance the balancing act between her husband and the children while tackling the husband’s problems. Roopmala in the role of Chanda performed very well both as a dancer as well as a vamp. Ramanand Sagar did not make the film melodramatic to draw the sympathy for the role of Radha nor he made Chanda more villainous to make the audience to hate her character. This would have been certainly a negative for the audience of that time.

Ramanand Sagar collaborated with Ashalata Biswas in three films – ‘Badi Bahoo’ (1951) as a story, screenplay and dialogue writer followed by ‘Mehmaan’ (1953) and ‘Bazooband’ (1954) – the last two also as a director and producer in partnership with Ashalata Biswas’s Variety Productions. Unfortunately, despite the good music, none of these films succeeded in the box office front. ‘Bazooband’ (1954) was the worst performer on the box office to such an extent that after this, Ashalata Biswas’s film production company, Variety Productions did not venture into the film production. Ramanand Sagar did not direct any film for the next 6 years until ‘Ghoonghat’ (1960).

On the positive side of the film, ‘Baazooband’ (1954) had 5 beautifully tuned songs from Lata Mangeshkar (out of 7 songs) under the baton of Mohammed Shafi. 3 songs from the film have been covered in the Blog.

I am presenting the 4th song, ‘aarzoo ye hai ki nikle dam tumhaare saamane’ from the film ‘Baazooband’(1954). The song rendered by Lata Mangeshkar is picturised on Roopmala who is dancing to seduce Balraj Sahni in the presence of Anwar Hussain who is the instigator for such an act. Om Prakash is a moot spectator to his dislike. The song is written by Daagh Dehlvi which is set to music by Mohammed Shafi.

It may be a rare occasion in a film in which as many as 4 songs (out of 7) have been picturisedon Roopmala who is not only the mujra dancer but also a vamp in the film. All the 4 mujra dance songs picturised on Roopmala were choreographed by Gopikrishna. Roopmala (real name, Mumtaz) was a popular dancer of Hyderabad. She started her filmy career with ‘Basera’ (1950).

In this song, everything is best – Daagh Dehlvi’s words, Lata Mangeshkar’s voice, Mohammed Shafi’s tune and musical arrangements, Roopmala’s dance performance with seductive expressions and gestures and choreography by Gopikrishna.

Video Clip:

Audio Clip:

Song-Aarzoo ye hai ke nikle dam tumhaare saamne (Baazooband)(1954) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Daag Dehalvi, MD-Md Shafi

Lyrics (Based on Video Clip)

aa aa aa aa
aaa aaa aaa
aarzoo ye hai ke nikle
dam tumhaare ae saamne
haan aaa aaa aaa
aaa aaa aaa
aaa aan aaa
aa aa aa
tum hamaare saamne ho
hum tumhaare saamne
hum tumhare saamne
tum hamaare saamne ho
hum tumhaare saamne
hum tumhaare saamne

aaaa aaa aaa aaa
aaa lab par
aaye thham thham kar ke
tum ghabra na jaao
o o o o o o o o
dard dil mein ho magar
aeji dard dil mein ho magar
kum tumhaare saamne
kum tumhaare saamne
aarzoo ye hai ke nikle
dam tumhaare saamne
dam tumhaare saamne

aaa aaa aaa aaa aaaa aaa
baad mere royega
saara zamaana dekhna
aa aa aa aa
jhoom ke hoga mera
jhoom ke hoga mera
maatam tumhaare saamne
haan tumhaare saamne
aarzoo ye hai ke nikle
dam tumhaare saamne
dam tumhaare saamne

aaaa aaaaaa aaaaa
katl kar daalo hamen
yaa zulm e ulfat baksh do
haan aaa aaa
aaa aaa aaa
aan aan aan
lo khade hain haath baandhe
aeji lo khade hain haath baandhe
hum tumhaare saamne
hum tumhaare saamne
aarzoo ye hai ke nikle
dam tumhaare saamne
dam tumhare saamne
tum hamaare saamne ho
hum tumhaare saamne
hum tumhaare saamne


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Blog Day :

4504 Post No. : 16043

Yearwise discussion of Lata Mangeshkar songs in HFM: Part VIII: Year 1954
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In this episode, we arrive at the ninth year of Lata Mangeshkar as a playback singer in Hindi movies. Like in the past six years, this year too she dominated, singing 172 songs in 43 movies out of 117 movies released in the year.

Here are the details of songs sung by Lata Mangeshkar in Hindi movies released in 1954 :-

S N Movie Music director Lata song in the blog Lata HFM songs recorded in the year Lata solo songs Male duet Female duet Other songs Lyricists
1 Amar Naushad 7 7 7 0 0 0 Shakeel Badayuni
2 Angaarey S D Burman 6 6 5 1 0 0 Sahir Ludhianvi
3 Baadshah Shankar Jaikishan 6 6 5 1 0 0 Hasrat Jaipuri (5) Shailendra (1)
4 Baap Beti Roshan 4 4 4 0 0 0 Kavi Pradeep
5 Baaraati Roshan 4 4 3 0 1 0 D N Madhok (2) Jaan Nisaar Akhtar (1) Raja Mehdi Ali Khan (1)
6 Baazooband Md Shafi 2 5 5 0 0 0 Prem Dhawan (3) Daag (1) Pt Chandrashekhar (1)
7 Bahut Din Huye B S Kalla 2 7 6 0 1 0 Pt Indra
8 Bhai Sahab Ninu Majumdar 0 2 2 0 0 0 Shailendra
9 Biraj Bahu Salil Chaudhary 1 1 0 1 0 0 Prem Dhawan
10 Chaalis Baaba Ek Chor S D Burman 7 8 6 2 0 0 P L Santoshi
11 Chaandni Chowk Roshan 5 5 4 0 0 1 Shailendra (3) Majrooh Sultanpuri (2)
12 Chor Baazaar Sardar Malik 3 3 3 0 0 0 Shakeel Badayuni
13 Daaku Ki Ladki Hemant Kumar 3 5 3 2 0 0 S H Bihari (3) Kaif Irfani (2)
14 Danka Aziz Hindi 2 2 2 0 0 0 Nazim Panipati (1) Jaan Nisaar Akhtar (1)
15 Ehsaan Madan Mohan 2 2 2 0 0 0 Kaif Irfani
16 Guzaara Ghulam Mohammad 1 3 2 1 0 0 Raja Mehdi Ali Khan
17 Haar Jeet S D Batish 1 1 1 0 0 0 Kaif Irfani
18 Kavi C Ramchandra 1 1 0 1 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
19 Maan Anil Biswas 5 5 5 0 0 0 Kaif Bhopali (3) Safdar Aah Sitapuri (1) Raja Mehdi Ali Khan (1)
20 Manohar S V Venkatraman 0 2 1 1 0 0 Vishwamitra Adil
21 Meenaar C Ramchandra 4 4 3 1 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
22 Mehbooba Roshan 4 4 3 1 0 0 Tanveer Naqvi (2) Majrooh (1) Indeewar (1)
23 Naagin Hemant Kumar 9 9 8 1 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
24 Naastik C Ramchandra 8 8 6 2 0 0 Kavi Pradeep
25 Naaz Anil Biswas 5 5 5 0 0 0 Satyendra Athhaiyya (2) Prem Dhawan (2) Kidar Sharma (1)
26 Naukri Salil Chaudhary 1 1 1 0 0 0 Shailendra
27 Pahli Jhalak C Ramchandra 6 6 6 0 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
28 Pahli Taarikh Sudhir Phadke 1 1 1 0 0 0 Qamar Jalalabadi
29 Parichay Shailesh 2 4 4 0 0 0 Akhtar Yusuf (3) Keshav (1)
30 Pensioner Hansraj Bahl 0 1 1 0 0 0 A Shah Shikarpuri
31 Pilpili Sahab Sardul Kwatra 3 6 3 3 0 0 Hasrat Jaipuri (5) Shailendra (1)
32 Pooja Shankar Jaikishan 4 4 3 1 0 0 Hasrat Jaipuri (1) Shailendra (3)
33 Radha Krishna S D Burman 2 6 5 0 1 0 Narendra Sharma (2) Sahir Ludhianvi (2) Satyendra Athhaiyya (2)
34 Rishta K Datta 1 2 2 0 0 0 Pt Phaani
35 Samaaj Arun Kumar Mukherjee 1 1 1 0 0 0 Majrooh Sultanpuri
36 Samrat Hemant Kumar 3 3 3 0 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
37 Shabaab Naushad 7 7 5 2 0 0 Shakeel Badayuni
38 Shart Hemant Kumar 4 4 3 1 0 0 S H Bihari (3) Rajinder Krishan (1)
39 Shiv Kanya Manna Dey 1 1 1 0 0 0 Bharat Vyas
40 Subah Ka Taara C Ramchandra 6 6 4 1 1 0 Noor Lucknowi (5) Dewan Sharar (1)
41 Suhaagan Vasant Ramchandra 0 4 4 0 0 0 Ehsan Rizvi (2) Saraswati Kumar Deepak (2)
42 Taxi Driver S D Burman 4 4 4 0 0 0 Sahir Ludhianvi
43 Toofaan S D Batish 2 2 2 0 0 0 Kaif Irfani
Total 43 movies 25 MDs 140 172 144 23 4 1 35 Lyricists

In this year, Lata Mangeshkar achieved a major feat that went unnoticed at that time. She completed 1000 songs as a playback singer in Hindi films. She was the first playback singer to achieve this distinction in HFM.

Here is the summary of her playback career in Hindi movies till end of 1954 :

Year Movie count Lata song in the blog Lata HFM songs recorded in the year Lata solo songs Male duet Female duet Other songs Remarks
1946 3 movies 4 4 4 0 0 0
1947 3 movies 5 5 3 1 0 1
1948 16 movies 50 50 37 6 4 3
1949 38 movies 134 157 103 35 12 7
1950 36 movies 114 143 93 32 14 4
1951 49 movies 189 223 158 52 10 3 All time highest figures in a year for Lata
1952 43 movies 149 177 138 31 4 4
1953 45 movies 170 195 149 35 5 6
1954 43 movies 140 172 144 23 4 1
Total upto 1954 276 movies 945 1126 829 215 53 29

During the year 1954, she worked for the first time with nine music directors- Arun Kumar Mukherjee, Aziz Hindi, B S Kalla, Ninu Majumdar, S V Venkatraman, Sardar Malik, Sardul Kwatra, Shailesh and Vasant -Ramchandra. As for lyricists, she worked for the first time with Akhtar Yusuf, Daagh, Jaan Nisaar Akhtar, Kaif Bhopali, Keshav, Pt Chandrashekhar, S H Bihari, Saraswati Kumar Deepak, Tanveer Naqvi, and Vishwamitra Adil.

By 1954, Lata Mangeshkar had worked with 68 music directors and 110 lyricists. Top six music directors, namely C Ramchandra (183), Shankar Jaikishan (108), Husnlal Bhagatram (98), Anil Biswas (98), Roshan (65) and Naushad (53) alone composed 705 of these Lata Mangeshkar songs !

Top six lyricists, viz Rajinder Krishan (160), Shailendra (87), Shakeel Badayuni (75), Hasrat Jaipuri (73), P L Santoshi (61) and Prem Dhawan (40) penned as many as 396 of these songs.

We notice that Lata Mangeshkar sang 172 songs in 43 movies of 1954. The blog has 140 of these songs. All Lata Mangeshkar songs from 30 of these movies are covered in the blog. That leaves us with only 13 movies of 1954 that offers us a few Lata Mangeshkar songs to discuss.

Alphabetically, the first such movie of 1954 is “Baazooband” (1954).

“Baazooband”(1954) was directed by Ashalata Biswas and directed by Ramanand Sagar for Variety Productions, Bombay. The movie had Sulochana Chatterji, Balraj Sahni, Roopmala, Anwar, Ramesh Kapoor, baby saroj, Om Prakash, Noorie, Linford, Shanta Kunwar, Noorjahana, Brahm, Indira, Sindura etc with Radhakishan as guest artist.

There were seven songs in the movie. Two songs from the movie has been discussed in the past.

The movie had five Lata Mangeshkar songs in it. They were all solo songs. The two songs covered in the blog were both Lata solos. So three more Lata songs are yet to be covered in the blog.

Here is the third such song from “Baazooband”(1954). the song is sung by Lata Mangeshkar. Prem Dhawan is the lyricst. Music is composed by Md Shafi. Like other Lata Mangeshkar songs, this song is picturised on Roopmala. I request our knowledgeable readers to help identify others seen in the picturisation.

Audio

Video

Song-Dil ki mehfil mein aake chale ho kahaan (Baazooband)(1954) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Prem Dhawan, MD-Md Shafi

Lyrics

dil ki mehfil mein aake
chale ho kahaan ji chale ho kahaan
dil ki mehfil mein aake
chale ho kaha ji chale ho kaha
mujhse daaman chhudake chale ho kaha ji chale ho kahaan
dil ki mehfil

adhoori na rah jaaye dil ki kaahaani
ji dil ki kahaani
ghadi do ghadi ki hai ye zindagaani
ghadi do ghadi ki hai ye zindagaani
jalti shama bujha ke chale ho kahaan ji chale ho kahaan
dil ki mehfil mein aake
chale ho kahaan ji chale ho kahaan
dil ki mehfil

haan ye jalwe ye shokhi ye nagme ye masti
na jaane ujad jaaye kab saari basti
na jaane ujad jaaye kab saari basti
aisi basti basaa ke chale ho kahaan ji chale ho kahaan
dil ki mehfil mein aake chale ho kahaan ji chale ho kahaan
dil ki mehfil

kayaamat hai mera zara sa ishaara
zara sa ishaara
bacha kab koi meri nazron ka maara
bacha kab koi meri nazron ka maara
mujhse nazren bacha ke chale ho kahaan ji chale ho kahaan
dil ki mehfil mein aake chale ho kahaan ji chale ho kahaan
mujhse daman chhudaa ke chale ho kahaan ji chale ho kahaan
dil ki mehfil


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“Baazooband”(1954) was directed by Ashalata Biswas and directed by Ramanand Sagar for Variety Productions, Bombay. The movie had Sulochana Chatterji, Balraj Sahni, Roopmala, Anwar, Ramesh Kapoor, baby saroj, Om Prakash, Noorie, Linford, Shanta Kunwar, Noorjahana, Brahm, Indira, Sindura etc with Radhakishan as guest artist.
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This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

It is a known fact that popular thumris (or ghazals) ascribed to the original classical and ghazal singers have also been sung by a few other doyens of Hindustani classical and ghazal singers. For instance, Bade Ghulam Ali Khan sang two thumris – ‘yaad piya ki aaye’ and ‘aaye na baalam kaa karu sajani’ to express his grief over the loss of his beloved wife in 1932, which became so popular that many classical singers in the concerts would get ‘farmaish’ to sing these two thumris. Similarly, Shakeel Badayuni’s ghazal ‘ae mohabbat tere anjaam pe ronaa aaya’ which was made immortal by Begum Akhtar’s rendition in early 50s, has been sung by many renowned ghazal singers. In the filmy parlance, these become version renditions of thumris and ghazals.
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This article is written by nahm, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

Here is another fun song from the film “Minister”. Two months ago the post another song “Aji Biwi ko ghar pe bitthla ke” from this film appeared in the blog. The song I am discussing now will be the third song from this film. This is a “telephone song” sung by Mohammed Rafi and Asha Bhosle. Music is by Madan Mohan and Lyricist is Rajendra Krishan. Unfortunately, I dont recognise the two actors who are lip synching this song. The song is funny enough, just like “mere piyaa gaye rangoon”. Bhagwaan Dada is seen only briefly during the song. Telephone songs have their own appeal as the the singers are required to be on the opposite ends of the line. But in this song, though it starts in a telephone booth and ends there too, the protagonists are singing it with each other and roaming around outdoors.
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This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

During my four decades of sojourn with old Hindi films songs, I have come across many admirers of such songs among my friends, office colleagues and also within my family circle. There were categories of admirers in terms of period songs, fans of some singers, lyricists. music directors etc. There was one more category of admirers who outscored other categories in terms of numbers. Members of this group, while being admirers of popular old Hindi film songs of golden era, were by and large ignorant of other details of the songs especially names of music directors and lyricists. I also noted that out of these details, they were least interested in knowing the names of lyricists.
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“Nastik” (1954) was a moving tale of a family of siblings (two brothers and a sister) who see their parents massacred in the aftermath of partition and then they get separated from each other. The separated sister Kamla (played by Roopmala) is forced into a brothel, where she is required to entertain clients.
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“Nastik” (1954) is a poignant and hard hitting movie about the aftermath of partition and the hypocrisy of organised religion. The effect of this movie is enhanced by the songs of this movie which are truly timeless and iconic.
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I have posted over 100 songs composed by Madan Mohan in this blog. It means that over 10 % of all Madan Mohan songs have been included in this blog. I hope that a time will come when almost all songs of Madan Mohan will be available here. In fact I hope that some day almost all the songs of all the great music directors will be available here.
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This blog discusses Bollywood songs of yesteryears. Every song has a brief description, followed by a video link, and complete lyrics of the song.

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