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Blog Day :

4607 Post No. : 16238

“CID Girl”(1959) was produced by P D Lamba and directed by Ravindra Dave for Shanti Niketan Films, Bombay. This “social” movie had Geeta Bali, Balraj Sahni, Subbiraj, Kanhaiyalal, Patanjali, Ki=umud Tripathi, Helen, Visha Mehra, Mohan Choti, Pal Sharma, Kathana, Ravikant, Masood, Billoo, Shashi, Satpal, Sayyad, Rehana, Anari Begam, Chachajee, Ashani Kumar etc in it.

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

Here is the second song from “CID Girl”(1959) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. Hasrat Jaipuri is the lyricist. Music is composed by Roshan in O P Nayyar style.

Only the audio of the song is available. From the sounds of it, the song appears to be a club dance song. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of the song.


Song-Ankhiyon mein dil khoyaa batiyon mein dil khoya(CID Girl)(1959) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Hasrat Jaipuri, MD-Roshan

Lyrics

ankhiyon mein dil khoya
batiyon mein dil khoya
main ise dhoondh loongi baabu u u hu
ankhiyon mein dil khoya
batiyon mein dil khoya
main ise dhundh lungi babu u u hu
mukh mera chaand taara
marta hai jag saara
rakhna ji dil par kaabu u u hu
ankhiyon mein dil khoya
batiyon mein dil khoya
main ise dhoondh loongi baabu u u hu

jaadu hai anokha meri chaal ka
chaal ka
goli si chalaaye til gaal ka
tum laakh bacho
hey bacho
hey bacho
hey bacho
baanki adaayen meri daku u u hu
mukh mera chand taara
marta hai jag saara
rakhna ji dil par kaabu u u hu
ankhiyon mein dil khoya
batiyon mein dil khoya
main ise dhoondh lungi baabu u u hu

aankhon me chhupa ke ae ji pyaar ko
pyaar ko
deewaana banaayen hum aapko
ho ho ho ho ho ho ji
aankhon me chhupa ke ae ji pyaar ko
pyaar ko
deewaana banaayen hum aapko
ke main jab hansoon
ke hansoon
ke hansoon
ke hansoon
dilo pe chal jaye jaadu u u hu
mukh mera chaand taara
marta hai jag saara
rakhna ji dil par kaabu
ankhiyon mein dil khoya
batiyon mein dil khoya
main ise dhoondh loongi baabu u u hu

aise to na dekho humen ghoor ke
ghoor ke
karo ji nazaara bas door se
o ho ho ho ho ho ji
aise to na dekho humen ghoor ke
ghoor ke
karo ji nazaara bas door se
paas aana nahin
ke nahin
ke nahin
ke nahin
jaal sunahara mere gesu
mukh mera chaand taara
marta hai jag saara
rakhna ji dil par kaabu u u hu
ankhiyon mein dil khoya
batiyon mein dil khoya
main ise dhoondh loongi baabu u u hu
ankhiyon mein dil khoya
batiyon mein dil khoya
main ise dhoondh loongi baabu u u hu


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Blog Day :

4515 Post No. : 16068

“Sanskaar”(1952) was produced and directed by V M Vyas for Sunrise Pictures, Bombay. This social movie had Mumtaz Shanti, Purnima, Veera, Pran, Razi, Shashi Kapoor, Ishwar lal, Mirza Musharraf, Murad, Kalyani, Pappu, Baby Naaz, Indira Mumtaz etc in it.

The movie had seven songs in it.

Six songs from the movie have been covered in the past. That leaves only one song to be covered, the one which appears at number 1 in the HFGK song list of this movie.

Here are the details of the songs of this movie :-

Song Posted On
Badlegi, ye duniya ik din badlegi Being covered today
Jeenewaale o matwaale zindagi se pyaar kar 24.07.2018
Andhi qismat kise le chalegi kahaan 15.09.2016
Hanse tim tim tim chhote chhote taare 24.11.2020
Preet nibhaani balmaa tum kya jaano 09.01.2016
Do nainon ne jaal bichhaayaa 26.04.2012
Muhabbat ke jhoothhe sahaaron ne loota 24.11.2010

Here is the seventh and final song from the movie. It is sung by Hridaynath Mangeshkar, then a child. Shailendra is the lyricist. Music is composed by Roshan.

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

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

Audio

Song-Badlegi ye duniya (Sanskaar)(1952) Singer-Hridaynath Mangeshkar, Lyrics-Shailendra, MD-Roshan

Lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

badlegi
ye duniya badlegi ee
badlegi ee
badlegi ye duniya
ik din badlegi
badlegi
aasmaan ki bitiyaa dharti
girkar phir se sambhlegi ee
badlegi duniya
ik din badlegi
badlegi
badlegi ye duniya aa

ham bachche laaye hain
apni qismat apni mutthhi mein
ham bachche laaye hain
apni qismat apni mutthhi mein
gud’di mein laal hazaaron
heere bikhre mitti mein
ik din ham bachchon ki toli
chaand sitaare chhoo legi
badlegi duniya
ik din badlegi
badlegi
badlegi ye duniya aa

oonche aasan baithhne waalon
dam bhar dharti par aao
oonche aasan baithhne waalon
dam bhar dharti par aao
jeewan reet seekh lo hamse
ya hamko sikhlaao
jeewan reet seekh lo hamse
ya hamko sikhlaao
har chhoti si baat pe tum
aapas mein lad marte ho
har chhoti si baat pe tum
aapas mein lad marte ho
phailaa itnaa zehar ki tum
ganga jal se bhi darte ho
bachchon ki maasoom nazar
ye reet badal kar dam legi ee
badlegi duniya
ik din badlegi
badlegi
badlegi ye duniya aa

soch liyaa hai
ham bachchon ne
nayaa zamaana kaisaa ho o
soch liyaa hai
ham bachchon ne
nayaa zamaana kaisaa ho o
maata jaisa dil ho jiska
pyaar pitaa ke jaisaa ho o
maata jaisa dil ho jiska
pyaar pitaa ke jaisaa ho
sukh mein jo lori gaaye ae
rote bachchon ko behlaaye ae
sukh mein jo lori gaaye ae
rote bachchon ko behlaaye ae
mel mohabbat mehnat mein
jo jeenaa marnaa sikhlaaye ae
duniya duniya tab hogi
jab hans ke har dukh jhelegi
badlegi duniya
ik din badlegi
badlegi
badlegi ye duniya aa


This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, a fellow enthusaist 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 :

4514 Post No. : 16067

Today, November 26, 2020 is the 31st Remembrance Day of Chand Usmani (03/01/1933 – 26/11/1989). She excelled in the roles of a suffering woman – as a wife, a sister and later as a mother. Though she was a fan of Hindi films in her teens, she did not think about an acting career in Hindi films. Her first preference was to complete her higher education in keeping with her family tradition. But her fate was written to be an actress.

Chand Usmani (Full name: Chandbibi Khanam Usmani) was born in a well-educated Pathan family in Agra. After completion of her Matriculation examination in 1949, she came to Mumbai on holiday and was staying with her relatives. During her stay in Mumbai, she saw an advertisement of the Kardar-Kolynos-Teresa Talent Contest which she participated just for a fun. She was surprised when she was selected for the participation in the contest. She was more surprised when, in the final round, she was selected as a runner-up in the contest. Producer-director A R Kardar was one of the sponsors and judges for the contest.

Even though Chand Usmani was a runner-up in the contest, A R Kardar was impressed by her presentations in the contest. He offered her the lead role in ‘Jeewan Jyoti (1953) produced by him and directed by Mahesh Kaul. Her lead actor was Shammi Kapoor for whom it was his debut film as well. The film was a box office failure but Chand Usmani’s role of a suffering wife was appreciated by the critiques.

I had watched Chand Usmani’s debut film ‘Jeewan Jyoti’ (1953) a few years back. Her performance in the role of a suffering wife of Shammi Kapoor was so natural that it did not occur to me at that time that this was her first film. With this film, Chand Usmani got type-casted for the role of a suffering wife and a suffering sister in almost all of her subsequent films of 1950s. She was a discarded wife in otherwise light comedy film, ‘Baraati’ (1954), a suffering beloved of Bharat Bhushan and a sister of villain Pran in ‘Amaanat’ (1955), an innocent flower girl in ‘Baap Re Baap’ (1955), a blind girl in ‘Rangeen Raaten’ (1956), Dilip Kumar’s sister in ‘Naya Daur’ (1957) and Rajendra Kumar’s sister in ‘Do Behanen’ (1959).

Some of the melodious songs pictuirsed on Chand Usmani in her films of 1950s in which she had lead/second lead roles are as under:

Film Song Singer
Jeewan Jyoti (1953) tasweeren banti hai kiranon se chhanti hain Asha Bhosle-Shammi Kapoor
Baaraati (1954) aa phir se mere pyaar ki kismat sanwaar de Lata Mangeshkar
Amaanat (1955) meri wafaayen tumhaari jafaayen Asha Bhosle
Baap Re Baap (1955) raat rangeeli chamke taare aaja sajanwaa Asha Bhosle
Rangeen Raaten (1956) ham jaage jag soye ri aali Lata Mangeshkar
Do Bahenen (1959) jhuk jhuk jhola khaaye re badariya Lata Mangeshkar -Mahendra Kapoor

Chand Usmani’s early films in which she got lead roles did not fare well at the box office except ‘Baap Re Baap’ (1955). She had to switch over to supporting roles by the end of the 1950s and thereafter. Some of her films in the 1960s with supporting roles were ‘April Fool ‘(1964), ‘Haqeeqat’ (1964), ‘Kohra’ (1964), ‘Anita’ (1967), ‘Khilona’ (1970), ‘Pehchaan’ (1970), ‘Khel Khel Mein’ (1975), ‘Kaadambari’ (1976), ‘Yaaraana’ (1981) etc. She got the Filmfare Award for the best supporting actor for her role in ‘Pehchaan’ (1970). From mid-70s through 80s, she did elderly roles.

Chand Usmani had a long and active filmy career till her last, spanning over 3 decades during which she worked in around 125 films. Her last released film was ‘Lohe Ke Haath’ (1990) though a couple of her delayed films were released later than 1990.

In an old interview of her in the TV programme, ‘Phool Khile Hain Gulshan Gulshan’, Tabassum had ‘chided’ Chand Usmani that she did not do any ‘acting’ in most of her films because she was in reality depicting her own personality. This may be the reason that in most of her films, Chand Usmani’s performances looked natural and convincing. Even in the midst of acting as a suffering woman, she portrays the role of a warm-hearted person with her innocent smiles. In the same interview, Chand Usmani said that she had two regrets which remained with her throughout in her life. First, she did not complete her higher education and second, she did not get chance to do variety of roles in the films.

Chand Usmani was acquainted with Mukul Dutt, when she was working in Bimal Roy’s ‘Prem Patra’ (1962) for which he was Assistant Director to Bimal Roy. Subsequently, they got married. Mukul Dutt directed box office hit films like ‘Aan Milo Sajna’ (1970), ‘Raaste Ka Pathhar’ (1972), ‘Chhalia’ (1973), etc. However, he could not carry the success as director in his subsequent films. He also intermittently worked as lyricists in many Bangla films during 1965-2002.

Chand Usmani died of cancer on November 26, 1989 at the age of 56 leaving behind her son and the husband.

On the occasion of 33rd Remembrance Day of Chand Usmani, I am presenting a song, ‘matwaali muraliya baaji re aadhi raat’ which is picturised on her in the film ‘Zindagi Aur Hum’ (1962). The song is rendered by Lata Mangeshkar on the words of Pandit Shivkumar which is set to music by Roshan.

I like the picturization of the song which gives me a feel of a real rural atmosphere. Just observe how natural Chand Usmani looks while throwing grains to pigeons.

In the beginning of the song under discussion, actors who appears on the screen are Naina, Dinesh and thereafter Nalini Jaywant. When prelude music is played, the song heard in the background is the theme song of the film which is intermittently heard in the background in low sound. The tune of the song under discussion is melodic and both the prelude as well as the interlude music are in keeping with the devotional mood of the song.

With this song, all the six songs (including a two-part song) of ‘Zindagi Aur Hum’ (1962) have been covered in the Blog.

Video Clip:

Song-Matwaali muraliyaa baaji re aadhi raat (Zindagi Aur Hum)(1962) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Pt Shiv Kumar, MD-Roshan

Lyrics

matwaali muraliya baaji re aadhi raat
matwaali
matwaali muraliya baaji re aadhi raat

soyi thhi main apni atariya
soyi thhi main apni atariyaaa
sapne mein dekhi pi ki nagariya
soyi thhi main apni atariyaaa
sapne mein dekhi pi ki nagariya
chaunk padi ho
chaunk padi aadhi raat
muraliya baaji re aadhi raat
matwaali
matwaali muraliya baaji re aadhi raat

soyi gaam soyi gaam ki galiyaan
soyi gaam soyi gaam ki galiyaan
soyi sangee soyi rangreliyaan
soyi rangreliyaan
soyi gaam soyi gaam ki galiyaan
soyi sangee soyi rangreliyaan
soyi rangraliyaan
dhoom machi ho
dhoom machi aadhi raat
muraliya baaji re aadhi raat
matwaali
matwaali muraliya baaji re aadhi raat
le gayi sudh budh chheen muraliya
kar gayi mann ko leen (?) muraliya
jaadu bhari ho
jaadu bhari aadhi raat
muraliya baaji re aadhi raat
matwaali
matwaali muraliya baaji re aadhi raat


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Blog Day :

4512 Post No. : 16063

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2010-2020) – Song No. 95
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This day ten years ago (viz 24.11.2010) saw five songs from five movies discussed in the blog as given below;

posted

Song Movie title-Year Remarks
Gayaa andheraa huaa ujaaraa Subah Ka Taaraa-1954 05 of 08 songs
Sapnon mein aana chhed chhed jaanaa Sheesham-1952 07 of 10 songs posted
Muhabbat ke jhoothhe sahaaron ne loota Sanskaar-1952 05 of 07 songs posted
Ye maanaa dil jise dhoondhe Zimbo-1958 All songs covered
Tirchhi nazar ka piyaa waar hai Madaari-1959 All songs covered

Ten years later, two of the five movies are YIPPEED whereas three movies are still eligible for Blog Ten Year Challenge today (24 November 2020).

One movie, viz “Subah Ka Taara”(1954) was taken up in this challenge earlier today.

“Sanskaar”(1952), another movie eligible for BTYC today, was produced and directed by V M Vyas. The movie had Mumtaz Shanti, Purnima, Veera, Pran, Razi, Shashi Kapoor (Sr), Ihswar Lal, Mirza Musharraf, Murad, Kalyani, Pappu, Baby Naaz, Indira Mumtaz etc in it.

The movie had seven songs in it. Four songs from this movie have been discussed in the past.The list of songs of the movie, in the sequence given in HFGK, is as follows:-

Song Posted On
Badlegi, ye duniya ik din badlegi
Jeenewaale o matwaale zindagi se pyaar kar 24.07.2018
Andhi qismat kise le chalegi kahaan 15.09.2016
Hanse tim tim tim chhote chhote taarein
Preet nibhaani balmaa tum kya jaano 09.01.2016
Do nainon ne jaal bichhaayaa 26.04.2012
Muhabbat ke jhoothhe sahaaron ne loota 24.11.2010

“Sanskaar”(1952) had made its debut in the blog ten years ago on this date. Today, here is another song from the movie. This song is sung by Lata. Shailendra is the lyricist. Music is composed by Roshan.

Only the audio of the song is available. Lyrics leaves no doubt in the mind that it is a lullaby song. This lullaby for some reasons has been forgotten. It certainly sounds like it belongs to the category of memorable lullabies created in Hindi movies.

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

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

Audio

Song-Hanse tim tim tim chhote chhote taare (Sanskaar)(1952) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Shailendra, MD-Roshan

Lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

hanse tim tim tim chhote chhote taare
kahe chandaa bhi aaja aaja aa re ae
tera naam le pukaare
tujhe neend ki pari ee
so jaa
so jaa re ae mere pyaare ae
so jaa
so jaa re ae mere pyaare ae

bagiyaa mein soye jaise
gendaa gulaab
soyegaa laal meri godi mein
saagar mein seenp jaise
mandir mein deep
mera gopal meri godi mein
saagar ke paar
miley saagar ke paar
din dooba
doob gaye din ke rang
so jaa
so jaa re mere pyaare ae
so jaa
so jaa re mere pyaare ae
hanse tim tim tim chhote chhote taare
kahe chandaa bhi aaja aaja aa re ae
tera naam le pukaare
tujhe neend ki pari ee
so jaa
so jaa re ae mere pyaare ae
so jaa
so jaa re ae mere pyaare ae

sapnon ki nagri mein
tere hi geet
gaati hai taaron ki raani
kaliyon pe shabnam ke moti bikher
kahti hai taaron ki raani
bansi ki taan
soye gokul ke shyam
rakhwaale raam rahen tere sang
so jaa so jaa re ae mere pyaare re
so jaa
so jaa re ae mere pyaare ae
hanse tim tim tim chhote chhote taare
kahe chandaa bhi aaja aaja aa re ae
tera naam le pukaare
tujhe neend ki pari ee
so jaa
so jaa re ae mere pyaare ae
hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm


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 :

4504 Post No. : 16044

Today, November 16th 2020 is the 53rd Remembrance Day of the music director, Roshan Lal Nagrath (14/07/1917 – 16/11/1967). In 1951, he had composed teri duniya mein dil lagta nahi waapas bula le for ‘Baawre Nain’ (1951).The Almighty seemed to have taken his composition seriously and snatched him away from us early at the age of 50.

Most of Roshan’s song compositions were like poems woven in Hindustani classical music. This was but natural because firstly, he was trained in Hindustani classical music in Marris College of Music (now Bhatkhande Music Institute) in Lucknow in the 1930s. During the same period, he had also learnt Sarod from Ustad Allauddin Khan and later learnt Dilruba/Esraj on his own. Secondly, he worked with illustrious lyricists who were also poets, like Kidar Sharma, Shailendra, Sahir Ludhianvi, Majrooh Sultanpuri, Shakeel Badayuni, Neeraj, Bharat Vyas, Kavi Pradeep etc.

In 1940, Roshan joined All India Radio (AIR), Delhi as a musician where he came into contact with Khurshid Anwar who had joined AIR as Music Programme Producer in 1939. Roshan worked in AIR for about 8 years during which he got the rich experience as a musician for all types of semi-classical music like thumris, dadras, ghazals, qawwalis and also the folk songs. During his stint in AIR, Roshan got married to Ira Moitra who was a regular singer at AIR, Delhi.

In 1948, Roshan decided to shift to Mumbai to try a career in Hindi film industry as a music director. Due to his wife Ira Roshan’s acquaintance with Anil Biswas, Roshan got the first-hand exposure of composing songs for films from Anil Biswas by attending his song recordings. During this period, he also worked with his erstwhile AIR colleague, music director Khurshid Anwar as his music assistant for ‘Singaar’ (1949). After this assignment, it was struggling days for him as he did not have any assignment.

Roshan met Kidar Sharma, producer-director, who had already announced his film, ‘Neki Aur Badi’ (1949) with Snehal Bhatkar as the music director. He found Roshan to be musically talented person. Knowing that Roshan was going through hard days, Kidar Sharma decided to entrust the work of music direction to him with the consent of Snehal Bhatkar. [Incidentally, for ‘Gunaah’ (1953), after one song, Kidar Sharma had replaced Roshan with his consent and entrusted the music direction to Snehal Bhatkar]. Unfortunately, ‘Neki Aur Badi’ (1949) badly flopped at the box office. Roshan was devasted and went into depression. Again, Kidar Sharma came to his rescue and entrusted him the music direction of his next film ‘Baawre Nain’ (1950).

The box office success of ‘Baawre Nain’ (1950) with almost all the 9 songs in the film becoming popular, established Roshan as a successful music director. This success was followed by ‘Ham Log’ (1951), ‘Malhar’ (1951), ‘Anhonee’ (1952), ‘Naubahaar’ (1952), Chaandni Chowk’ (1954) etc. Roshan did not have a good success in the second half of 1950s as a result of which he had taken some ‘B’ grade films’ assignments. In the 1960s, like ‘Baawre Nain’ (1950), Roshan started with ‘Barsaat Ki Raat’ (1960) which become one of the biggest block busters of 1960 with all its songs becoming popular.

Career-wise, 1960s were the best period for Roshan. He had a spate of musical successes in ‘Aarati’ (1962), ‘Taj Mahal’ (1963), ‘Dil Hi To Hai’ (1963), ‘Chitralekha’ (1964), ‘Dooj Ka Chaand’ (1964), ‘Bheegi Raat’ (1965), ‘Mamta’ (1966), ‘Bahu Begum’ (1967), ‘Anokhi Raat’ (1967) etc.

Mukesh was a friend of Roshan during their Delhi days in the early 40s. With Raj Kapoor in ‘Baawre Nain’ (1950), Mukesh was the obvious choice to sing for Raj Kapoor under his music direction. One can say that it was with Mukesh Roshan started his musical success in ‘Baawre Nain’, ‘Malhaar’ (1951) and ‘Hum Log’ (1951). Incidentally, when Mukesh produced his first film ‘Malhaar’ (1951), he entrusted the music direction to his friend Roshan.

Following the contractual obligation for Mukesh under which he could not sing songs for any other films during the making of ‘Maashooka’ (1953) in which he was the lead actor, Roshan’s collaboration with Mohammed Rafi among other male playback singers began to a greater extent than the earlier period. During 1953-56, Mukesh was concentrating mainly in his acting career and so was Talat Mehmood. This gave Rafi an opportunity to consolidate his collaboration with other music directors. In due course of time, Rafi’s collaboration with Roshan rose to such an extent that post 1954, Rafi became the main male playback singer for Roshan and sang most of the songs for Roshan among the male playback singers. . Among the female playback singers, obviousely, Lata Mangeshkar was Roshan’s main singer followed by Asha Bhosle.

Interestingly, Roshan’s musical career really took off with his association with Mukesh in Baawre Nain’ (1950) and ended with Mukesh in Roshan’s last film, ‘Anokhi Raat’ (1968).

The discussion on Roshan would remain incomplete without discussing his role in making the filmy qawwalis popular. If Madan Mohan was regarded as the king in the musical compositions of ghazals, Roshan was the king of the musical compositions of qawwalis. In ‘Chaandni Chowk’ (1954), Roshan composed his first qawaali – an all ladies qawwali ‘har baat puchhiye ye haqeeqat na puchhiye’. But his most popular qawwalis came from the pen of Sahir Ludhainvi in ‘Baabar’ (1960), Barsaat Ki Raat’ (1960), ‘Dil Hi To Hai’ (1963), ‘Taj Mahal’ (1963) and ‘Bahu Begum’ (1967).

The piece de resistance among the filmy qawwalis both for Roshan and Sahir Ludhianvi is the immortal na to kaarwaan ki talash hai ……ye ishq ishq hai from ‘Barsaat Ki Raat’ (1960). This is an unique qawwali. To the best of my knowledge, it is Hindi’s films’ longest qawwali (12minutes). It is the only filmy qawwali in which apart from Urdu/Persian/Hindi words, 4 lines in Punjabi and few words in Brijbhasha have been used. It is the only filmy qawwali in which an extensive definition of ‘ishq’ has been outlined to include not only the Sufiyana tradition of love towards God but also the spiritual love of Radha-Krishna, Meerabai, Seeta and Ram, Lord Buddha, Masiha among others. This type of qawwalis can only happen in India beacuse of its composite culture. Both Roshan and Sahir Ludhianvi had spent their formative stages of life in the neighbourhood of muslims and Hindu/Sikhs, respectively.

For Roshan, it was a challenging work to sustain the audience and listeners’ interest in 12-minute qawwali especially at a time when people had no patience to listen to even 3-minute songs in the theatres. It was the ingenuity of Roshan that he composed the qawwali, dividing in three broad segments with varying melodies and rhythms and ending with fast tempo and crescendo. It is also a qawwali in which five playback singers lent their voices – Manna Dey, S D Batish, Asha Bhosle, Sudha Malhotra and Mohammed Rafi.

During his filmy career (1949-1967), Roshan composed around 435 songs in 58 films of which the Blog has covered 347 songs as of date.

On the occasion of the 53rd Remembrance Day of Roshan, I am presenting a melodious song, ‘chheen liya beimaan mera dil’ from ‘Zindagi Aur Hum’ (1962). The song is sung by Lata Mangeshkar and is picturised on Nalini Jaywant. The words are of Pandit Shivkumar which have been set to music by Roshan. Apparently, the tune of the song is inspired from Roshan’s own song, saari saari raat teri yaad sataaye.

Video link:

Audio link:

Song-Chheen liya re beimaan mera dil (Zindagi Aur Hum)(1962) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Pt Shivkumar, MD-Roshan

Lyrics

chheen liya re beimaan mera dil
chheen liya re beimaan mera dil
toot na jaaye kahin
toot na jaaye ae
toot na jaaye beimaan mera dil
chheen liya re beimaan

sona na maanga roopa na manga
nahin maanga dhan dhaan ho o
jaadu ki joro baandhi najariya
kar diye bekal praan ho o
kar diye bekal praan
chheen liya aa
chheen liya re beimaan mera dil
chheen liya re beimaan mera dil

champa na maanga
chameli na maangi
na rang ras ki khaan ho o
tere ishaare pe bagiya ki bagiya
kar deti kurbaan ho o
kar deti kurbaan
chheen liya aa
chheen liya re beimaan mera dil
chheen liya re beimaan mera dil

naam na jaanoon
gaam na jaanoon
na pehli pehchaan ho o
kaise tikaa loon kaise nikaaloon
shaam ka tu mehmaan ho o
shaam ka tu mehmaan
chheen liya aa
chheen liya re beimaan mera dil
chheen liya re beimaan mera dil
toot na jaaye kahin
toot na jaaye ae
toot na jaaye beimaan mera dil


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Blog Day :

4497 Post No. : 16030

‘Zindagi Aur Hum’ (1962) was produced by Rashid Parwez and was directed by Pandit Anandkumar. The star cast included Nalini Jaywant, Chand Usmani, Naina, Dinesh, David, Leela Mishra, S Nazir, Mukri, Amar, Jagdish Kanwal, Chandabai, Anwaribai etc. The story was written by Pandit Shivkumar who was the elder brother of Pandit Anandkumar. Pandit Shivkumar also wrote lyrics for 5 of the 6 songs. It was a last film for Pandit Anandkumar as a director though he continued to write screen-play and dialogues for few more subsequent films. It was also the last film for Pandit Shivkumar if I go by the tribute given to him in the credit title of the film.

The highlight of the film is that a major part of the story revolves around the three main actresses – Nalini Jaywant, Chand Usmani and Naina. Hence, the six songs in the film were rendered by Lata Mangeshkar who has lip synced for all the three main actresses in the film. All the 6 songs (of which one song has two versions – solo version by Lata and duet version by Suman Kalyanpur and Sudha Malhotra) are very melodious. I am surprised as to why these songs set to music by Roshan are not as well-known as his equivalent songs in other films. As usual, the reason was that the film failed at the box office.

The DVD of the film is available on one of the video sharing platforms. Unfortunately, the film is heavily edited as a result of which there is some problems with the continuity of the story. With this limitation, I am attempting to present a gist of the story of the film below:

Chaudhari Niranjan Singh (S. Nazir) is a wealthy and a powerful landlord having two daughters – Tulsi (Chand Usmani) and Surajmukhi (Naina). In the neighbouhood, Kaudi (Nalini Jaywant) stays with her widowed mother (Leela Mishra). Tulsi, Surajmukhi and Kaudi are friends and they spend most of their time together. They always have some teasing sessions. In one of such sessions about their life partners, Surajmukhi’s says that she would marry a man of her choice while Tulsi says that she would marry a boy as per her father’s wishes. Kaudi on the other hand says that she would never marry in her life. But their fate is written something else.

There is a secret in Chaudhari Niranjan’s life. In the younger days, he had an affair with a widowed girl with whom he had a child out of wedlock. For the sake of family prestige, both the widowed girl and Chaudhari Niranjan decide to keep this as a secret. That child was none other than Tulsi and the widowed mother was also Kaudi’s mother.

After some years, Choudhari Niranjan plans for marrying Tulsi with a boy from his own community. He had selected Sujaan Singh, the son of his close friend as a bridegroom for Tulsi. Chaudhary Niranjan’s community leaders are against this marriage due to Tulsi being a child out of wedlock. But Choudhari goes ahead with the marriage. On the wedding day, when the couple were returning after the marriage, Sujaan is shot dead (probably akin to a honour killing). Tulsi returns to her home as a widow.

After some time, Manvir Singh (Dinesh, who has a double role in the film) along with his father (David) comes to Kaudi’s house for a temporary stay. Manvir Singh has returned from abroad after completing his education. The family had known each other. What surprises everyone is that Manvir Singh resembles Sujaan Singh. Being a guest in Kaudi’s house, both Manvir Singh and Kaudi have some ‘nonk-jhonk’ (light teasing arguments). In this process, Kaudi develops liking for him. Both Tulsi and Surajmukhi had been the childhood friends of Manvir Singh as his father was a friend of Chaudhari Niranjan.

In the meanwhile, Chaudhuri Niranjan is looking for a bridegroom for his second daughter, Surajmukhi and he has already selected Manvir Singh. Surajmukhi is happy about her father’s selection as she also secretly loves him. During the discussion with Manvir Singh’s father, Chaudhary offers 50 acres of land as a dowry which he raises to 100 acres. But Manvir Singh declines to marry a girl on the strength of her father’s money power.

Ever since Manvir Singh has come to stay in Kaudi’s house as a guest, Tulsi gets to see him often. But whenever she sees him or hears when he plays his flute, she gets convulsion and falls on the ground injuring herself. She thinks that her husband Sujaan has resurfaced. Both Kaudi and Surajmukhi tries to convince Tulsi that it is her illusion as he is not Sujaan. But she is not convinced. In this milieu, a situation develops in which all the three girls, Tulsi, Surajmukhi and Kaudi secretly love Manvir Singh but there is no reciprocation from his side to any one of them.

In the meanwhile, in the greed of getting 100 acres of land from Chaudhari Niranjan as dowry for marrying Surajmukhu, Manvir Singh’s father pressurizes the son to agree to marry her. In disgust, Manver Singh leaves the house to meet Chaudhary Niranjan in his mansion. After seeing him, Chaudhari Niranajan is perplexed as he is also surprise to find him resembling Sujaan. Manvir Singh makes it very clear to Chaudhari Niranjan that he has come with intention of his marriage with Tulsi after coming to know of unfortunate events in her life. Chaudhari Niranjan gets angry on Manvir Singh and ask him to leave. Surajmukhi secretly hears this conversation. This news also goes to Tulsi also who show happiness. Later Manvir Singh meets Tulsi to get her nod for the marriage. But after seeing him, she once again gets convulsion from which she does not recover and dies.

With this incidence, Surajmukhi decides to leave her father’s house as she does not need any worldly pleasure. However, Manvir’s father persuades her to return for his own vested interest to getting a fat dowry. Both Chaudhary Niranjan and Manvir Singh’s greedy father think that deck is now cleared for marriage of Surajmukhi with Manvir Singh. But there is a twist in the tale. When all of them arrive at Kaudi’s house, they find that Manvir Singh has already married to Kaudi. After some arguments, wiser counsel prevails on Chaudhari Niranjan Singh and with the consent of Surajmukhi, he agrees to formally get Kaudi married to Manvir Singh at his expenses in his haveli as a penance for his daughter Tulsi.

The film has an unusual story line in the genre of family drama. Pandit Shivkumar’s dialogues are crisp without using long monologues. The language used in the dialogues is a mix of high-sounding Hindi and Urdu words and sounds quite different from the usual ‘Hindustani’ used in the family drama. All the main actors in the film including the new comers Naina and Dinesh have given good performances. For Director Pandit Anandkumar and music director, Roshan, the film is their repeat performances in ‘Naubahaar’ (1952) in regards to the music composition of the songs and the picturization thereof.

Despite good story, good performances by the main actors and melodious songs, why did the film failed to score on the box offices? In my view, the film did not have ‘star value’ in the sense that barring Nalini Jaywant who was already on a declining trajectory on her acting career, none of the other actors had the capacity to attract the cinegoers. There were also no box-office ‘ingredients’ like villain, mujra dances, fights etc. Even the role of Chaudhari Niranjan as the landlord had no villainous character and hence no mujra dances and fights.

‘Zindagi Aur Hum’ (1962) had 6 songs, including a double version song of which 3 songs have been covered in the Blog. I am presenting the 4th song, jaa re jaa re meri chhod chunariya, sung by Lata Mangeshkar to appear on the Blog. The song is written by Pandit Shivkumar which is set to music by Roshan. The song is picturised on Nalini Jaywant.

I have come across on the internet at many places that Shiv Kumar Saroj has been accredited to the songs of this film except one song which is written by Veer Mohammed Puri. However, I have gone by the name given in the credit title which is ‘Pandit Shivkumar’.

I feel that Shiv Kumar Saroj who was a well-known announcer with Radio Ceylon during 1959-68 is a different person than Pandit Shivkumar. It is evident from the credit title of the film where it is mentioned that the film is dedicated to Pandit Shivkumar who could not see his visions realised. This indicates that at the time of release of the film, he was not alive to see his film which he wrote. Pandit Shivkumar started his filmy career in mid 1930s with Prabhat Film Company as writer. Later, his younger brother Pandit Anandkumar joined him. Shiv Kumar Saroj occasionally wrote lyrics for films from 1966 (Naag Mandir) till about mid-1980s.

With this song, only two songs from the film are left to be covered which I propose to cover in my next set of articles slated for this month.

Video Clip:

Audio Clip:

Song-Jaa re jaa re meri chhod chunariya (Zindagi aur Hum)(1962) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Pt Shiv Kumar, MD-Roshan

Lyrics(Based on Video Clip)

jaa re jaa re meri chhod chunariya
ab main nyaari jhooloongi
jhooloongi
jaa re jaa re meri chhod chunariya

tere kaaran jhoola daala
naihar ki amraai
teri preet ke geet alaape
koyal sun sharmaayi
ae ri ae ri mujhe
ae ri ae ri mujhe laagi najariya
ab main nyaari jhooloongi ee
jhooloongi
jaa re jaa re meri chhod chunariya

bhaav ki daali chaav ki aali
prem dor latkaayi
bhaav na jaana chaav na jaana
jhonka de jhatkaayi
ae ri ae ri mujhe
ae ri ae ri mujhe aayi sooratiya
ab main nyaari jhooloongi
jhooloongi
jaa re jaa re meri chhod chunariya

toone aisa jaadu daala
sab sudh budh bisraayi
tere rang mein rang liya baana
ban thhan kar itraayi
ae ri ae ri main to
ae ri ae ri main to bhooli dagariya
ab main nyaari jhooloongi ee
jhooloongi
jaa re jaa re meri chhod chunariya
ab main nyaari jhooloongi ee
jhooloongi


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Blog Day : 4464 Post No. : 15948

“Baaraati” (1954) was directed by J K Nanda for Kardar Productions, Bombay. The movie had Chand Usmani, Peace Kanwal, Agha, Om Prakash, Sham Kumar, Leela Mishra, Baby Sheela, Darpan, Johny Walker, abbas, Rajan KHaksar, Heera Sawant, Agha Miraz, Kathana, Ameer Ali, Agha Mirza etc. in it.

The movie had eight songs in it. Seven songs have been discussed in the past. Here are their details:-

Blog post number Song Date
1742 Kis naam se pukaaroon kyaa naam hai tumhaara 11 August 2009
2714 Kahin door koyaliyaa gaaye re 2 August 2010
3219 Aa phir se mere pyaar ki kismat sanwaar de 17 November 2010
8572 Teri nazron ne hamko chheda hai 22 August 2013
15728 Haaye koi keh de papeeha se jaa ke 16 July 2020
15775 Saari raat jaage laage jo tose nainwaa 2 August 2020
15875 Dhak dhak dhak dhak kare dil 9 September 2020

Here is the eighth and final song from “Baaraati”(1954). This song is sung by S Balbir, Asha Bhonsle and chorus. D N Madhok is the lyricist. Music is composed by Roshan.

It uis a very long song (over seven minutes long). It is picturised as a “fair” (mela) song. I am unable to identify most actors seen in the picturisation. I feel that a lady seen dancing towards the end of the picturisaation could be Sheila Vaz, though her name does not figure in the credits. I request our knowledgeable readers to help identigfy her as well as others seen in the picturisation.

I have not been able to get the lyrics right to my satisfaction, especially in the parts with Punjabi words. I request our readers with keener ears to help fill in the blanks/ suggest corrections in the lyrics as applicable.

With this song, all the songs of “Baaraati”(1954) have been covered in the blog and this movie thus joins the list of movies that have been YIPPEED in the blog.


Song-Naach le baawariya tohe lene aaya sanwariya (Baraati)(1954) Singers-S Balbir, Asha Bhonsle,Lyrics-D N Madhok, MD-Roshan
Male chorus
Female chorus
All chorus

Lyrics

naach le baawariya
naach le baawariya
tohe lene aaya saanwariya
naach le baawariya
naach le
naach le
nach le baawariya
tohe lene aaya saanwariya
naach le baawariya

mera chana masaale vaala
jisko khaaye seth ka saala
kha ker ho jaaye matwaala
moonchh pe taav de
chane hain bade chatpate

jaane waale baabu mohse ankhiyaan milaaye ja
jaane waale baabu mohse ankhiyaan milaaye ja
taras gaye more nain baawre
inko daras dikhaaye ja
jaane waale baabu
jaane waale baabu mohse ankhiyaan milaaye ja

o o o
bhaag ke aaja
kisi bahaane
laakh samjhaaya
jiya nahin maane

aaye jawaani jaaye jawaani raah take na teri
aaye jawaani jaaye jaawani raah take na teri
laakh baar samjhaaya gori
ek na maani meri

ae ae
kaajal waali ankhiyaan tohri
hoye kaajal vaali ankhiyaan tohri
hans hans ke kuchh bolen
inki boli main jaanoon
ye bhed tumhaare kholen
dil uksaaya hai
haaye dekh ke phir bhi hamen bulaayaaya hai
ha ha ha ha
hurr
balle balle balle balle balle
hrr
hahahaha
balle bulle balle

tu bhi sachcha main bhi sachchi donon hain majboor
dilon se hai nazdeek saanwre par kadmon se door
dilon se hai nazdeek saanwre par kadmon se door

hey kasam tumhaari raat kathhin aur din mushkil se beete
kasam tumhaari raat kathhin aur din muskil se beete
bina bulaaye aaja saanware hum haare tum jeete
main mar jaaungi
tere bin mere baalam kal na paaungi

hrr
o balle
o balle
haaye

baarah man ki dulhan dekho
vrindavan ki jogan dekho
london ki sair main kar ke
??
dilli ka raaj dekho
do do paise
do do paise
baarah man ki dulhan dekho
vrindavan ki jogan dekho

le jaana re ae
le jaana re ae
ganderiyaan paise ki paav ser

ye din hain bahaaron ke
aisi jatan karo darshan ho
pyaaro ke ae
aisi jatan karo o o
kajre ki syaahi hai
ansuvan ka paani chithhi saajan ko likh de
ansuvan ka paani ho

dil ro ro den duhaai
yaar tere milne nu
? jaan dukhaan vich paayi
yaar tere milne nu

seene vich laga teer jee
o lab da phirda(?) heer jee
seene vich laga teer jee
o lab da phirda (?) heer ki
?? chaar chaar ke main jee
chaar chaar ke
gal haaye
gall apni ?? chak waali bai
yaar tere milne nu
dil ro ro den duhaai
yaar tere milne nu
jhoom jhoom aayi re ghata
jhoom jhoom aayi re
jhoom jhoom aayi re ghata
jhoom jhoom aayi re

nanadi ke bhaiyya mera
jiya de duhaai re teri
jiya de duhaai re
nanadi ka bhaiyya mera
jiya de duhaai re teri
jiya de duhaai re

re ghata
jhoom jhoom aayi re ghata
jhoom jhoom aayi re
jhoom jhoom aayi re ghata
jhoom jhoom aayi re
jhoom jhoom aayi re ghata
jhoom jhoom aayi re


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 :

4436 Post No. : 15875

Today’s song is from the film Baraati-54. This is a comedy song sung by Chitalkar and the MD is Roshan. The director was J.K.Nanda and the cast was Chand Usmani, Peace Kanwal,Agha, Omprakash, Shyam Kumar, Leela Mishra, Johnny Walker, Rajan Haksar, Kathana and many others.

The director J.K. Nanda aka Jai Kishen Nanda was born in 1904, in Bham, Punjab. He was a director, story writer and screenwriter. In spite of all these qualities and having got good films to direct, Nanda could not have a crowded career and directed only 12 films in his career. He wrote screenplay and story of films like Jailor-1938, Singaar-49, Baraat-54 and Mirza Ghalib-54. Films of his direction were Pavitra Ganga-32, Inteqaam-33, Bahen ka Pyar-35, Kudmai-41, Ishara-43, Jhumke-46, Parwana-47, Singaar-49, Chamkee-52, Baraati-54, Dhake ki Malmal-56 and Chaalaak-66.

Out of the total 8 songs of this film, 6 songs are already posted here. Today’s song is the 7th song and the 8th song is also available freely on YT. If one of us discusses that, this film too can be Yippeed.

Though this films’ songs are not composed by C Ramchandra, he has sung this song for Roshan. This is because Chitalkar was very fond of singing. From his childhood his interest was in music and singing. He had actually been trained by qualified singers. He had done singing roles in stage dramas also in his younger age. Even in his first ever film ” Naganand-35″ he had sung 2 songs. Though the actual number of his songs-sung by him- is not available, according to one estimate ,he sang about 150 duets or trios with various singers and about 50 odd solo songs in his career, in 77 films. This number is as good as any second line singer in the industry. Of course Chitalkar sang essentially for his own films. However there were occasions when he was invited by other composers for singing songs.
In those days there was a friendly atmosphere and cordial relations existed among the musical fraternity. All composers, singers, their assistants, lyricists, musicians used to have a lot of fun, get-to-gethers and even outings. One can find many such photographs on the Internet. Though there was keen competition, it was very healthy and not a Cut-Throat type – yet. This clean atmosphere started getting spoiled when some conniving composers (read Shankar Jaikishan, Laxmikant Pyarelal and others of their ilk) started unethical means to grab undeserving awards and films. Honest and True to music composers like S D Burman, C Ramchandra, Madan Mohan, Khayyam etc were thrown aside as they proved to be misfits in this new ” Dog Eat Dog ” culture that crept stealthily, in the film industry !

Anyway, Chitalkar sang in films composed by other Music Directors very selectively and for the sake of specific reasons. He seems to have sung for Mir Sahib (his first Guru), Anil Biswas(his idol),S D Burman, Roshan(his close friend), P.Ramakant, Chic Chocolate(his assistant of many years), Hemant Kumar, Laxmikant Pyarelal,Usha Khanna and Kishore Kumar. He sang for the last three in his last few years.

His songs with other Music Directors may not exceed 15 at the most. Lata sang hardly 2-3 songs as duets with him, for other music directors. Remaining of his duets for other music directors were with other singers.

I feel that he sang only ONE duet with Asha Bhonsle for other Music Directors and that song is from today’s film Baraati-54.

Anyway, today’s song is from Baraati, a film from 1954 and the Music Director was Roshan. At this juncture, Roshan was fighting for survival. After Bawre Nain and Malhar he had not given any Hit film. Few songs from his films had become popular. In 1954, he was summarily removed from the film MEHBOOBA and O P Nayyar took over . There was a huge hue and cry and the matter was taken up by the Association too. One good thing that happened was that during this period Lata stood behind Roshan like a Rock. Their relations were extremely sweet, so much so that when Lata decided to produce a Film “Bhairavi”, she appointed Roshan as its Music Director, much to the amazement of the industry ! The film did not materialise, is another matter. Though Roshan was never a Front row composer in the industry, Lata had recognised his Talent in the musical arena. The sweet relations between Lata and Roshan remained so for a long time-only to become bitter when Roshan gave opportunities to Hemlata in his films.

Chitalkar and Roshan were very good friends. After Chitalkar had retired from films, Roshan used to frequently go to his house in the evenings for drinks. Though Roshan hardly drank anything, Chitalkar more than compensated the deficit!. They used to exchange their sorrows. Roshan’s family life was not a happy one, which added to his nervous nature and took its toll finally.

Initially BARAATI-1954 was given to Chitalkar, who was already doing Yasmeen for Kardar Studios. Since Chitalkar knew that Roshan was without work, he persuaded A R Kardar to give the film to Roshan, thus Roshan became the Music Director for this movie.

When this song of Baraati-54 was to be recorded, Roshan purposely opted for Asha, since he knew that in future Chitalkar would try to bank upon her as a replacement for Lata. However it was not to be, though Chitalkar tried his best in this direction. In the film Amardeep-58, out of 12 songs,Asha was given 7 songs while Lata sang only two. In this connection there is an interesting incident….

In January 1957,there was a singing competition called ” MURPHY-METRO SINGING CONTEST ” held on the open grounds of Mahalaxmi Racecourse, Bombay. The judges were Naushad, Anil Biswas, C Ramchandra, Vasat Desai and Madan Mohan (He was the youngest of them all, which was an honour for him). Aarti Mukherjee and Mahendra Kapoor were the winners in this contest.

At the end of the Contest,when the curtain opened after a break, C Ramchandra suddenly appeared at the Centre-stage, with his full orchestra. (This was NOT announced to the audience earlier, giving them a pleasant surprise.)

Within minutes Asha Bhonsle appeared on the stage and they started a live show under his baton, presenting the First ever ROCK N ROLL number in the annals of Hindi film Music. Asha brought down the whole Mahalaxmi house that evening with her ultra spirited singing of ‘ Mr. John, ya Baba khan ya Lala Roshan daan ” from film BAARISH-57 to be released only next month viz. February 1957.

Such was C Ramchandra’s clout in his heydays that he was considered the heralder of westernised music in Indian films. It is well known that once S D Burman told his son, Pancham “If you want to go western, do it by all means, but first study the songs of C Ramchandra,study the vistas explored by him as a composer !!”

In the film Baraati-54, there were two Heroines – Chand Usmani and Peace Kanwal. For both of them, this was their second movie in their career. Peace Kanwal had a very short career of only 10 films. Then she got married and quit films. Chand Usmani survived for a longer period. She did 109 films. Her last film was a record-delayed film. Started in 1987, the film Yaar meri zindagi finally released in 2008 !

Chand Usmani was one of those actresses, who were good in acting but poor in good luck ! Actresses like Farida Jalal, Tabassum, Shubha Khote, Nazima, Zahira,Zahida, Yashodhara katju and many more fell in this category. These actresses never made upto regular Heroine roles, more than a few films. They had some beginner’s luck but that was the end. They continued in side roles only.

Chand Bibi Khanam Usmani was born on 3-7-1933 in Agra, U.P.and came to limelight by participating in ‘Kardar-Kolynos-Teresa Contest’ in 1949.She felt surprised when she was selected for the contest and overjoyed when selected as the second in the finals.She acted as the female lead of ‘Jeevan Jyoti’ directed by Mahesh Kaul in 1953, opposite Shammi Kapoor.It was the debut film of Shammi Kapoor also.
Chand Usmani became an established actress later on, but she got only secondary roles which she performed always nicely.Gradually she accepted supporting roles,character roles,mother roles etc.She got Filmfare Best Supporting actress award for her portrayal of the character as ‘Champa’ in the 1970 film ‘Pehchan’.
Chand Usmani acted in films of all prominent actors of that period.
In 1957 in the film ‘Naya Daur’ directed by B.R.Chopra, and in which Dilip Kumar-Vyjayantimal were the main pair, Chand Usmani acted as sister of the hero Dilip Kumar’s character ‘Shankar’.
In the historical film ‘Samrat Pritviraj Chauhan’ she acted in the role of Rajkumari.
‘Prem Patra’ was a well noted film directed by Bimal Roy in 1962.A medical College student Arun Kumar Mathur(Shashi Kapoor) has a misunderstanding over a love letter and the consequences were the theme of the film.Sadhna was the heroine and Chand Usmani acted in the supporting role as ‘Sumitra’.

‘Biswajeet,Saira Banu,Jayant,Sajjan,Nazima,Chand Usmani’ etc were the cast of ‘April Fool’ directed by Subodh Mukherjee.This film pointed to the fact that sometimes even practical jokes done for just fun can also lead to unexpected serious problems.

In the super hit film ‘Khilona’ in which Sanjeev Kumar acted in leading role in 1970, Chand Usmani acted as the character Laxmi Singh.
In the film ‘Ujala Hi Ujala'(74), she portrayed mother’s role and acted as mother of Yogita Bali’s character Anuradha.
She presented excellent acting skills along with Shabana Azmi in the 1976 classic movie ‘Kadambari’.
In the 1977 super hit movie of Manmohan Desai ‘Parvarish’ in which Amitabh Bachchan,Shammi Kapoor,Neetu Singh,Shabana Azmi,Vinod Khanna,Amjad Khan,Kader Khan’ etc acted, Chand Usmani acted skilfully as the mother of Neetu and Shabu (Neetu Singh and Shabana Azmi).

She had a well noted character role in another super hit film of Amitabh Bachchan-Neetu Singh pair ‘Yaarana’ in 1981 and yet another film ‘Pukar'(83) in which Amitabh Bachchan and Zeenat Aman were the main pair.

She acted as mother of Suraj (Raj Babbar) in the film ‘Zakhmi Aurat'(88). In all, she acted in 109 films. Her first film was Jeewan Jyoti-53 and the last released film was a record delayed film, Yaar meri zindagi, which started in 1987 and was released in 2008 !

Chand Usmani died on 26-11- 1989 at Mumbai.

As far as Peace Kanwal is concerned, film Kismet-56 was her third and last film as a Heroine. When the film was released, she was pregnant and delivered in 1957. Later she did only side or character roles in films. As such, her tenure in films was not very long. she just did 10 films in all.

She was born on 16th December ( she never told the year of her birth). Her father was a doctor in a Mission Hospital in Agra. He had his private Hospital in Amritsar also.He was related to the Royal families of Jaipur and Jodhpur. He converted to Christianity and changed his old name Indriyas to Andrew Kanwal.

Peace studied in Amritsar, Lahore, Rawalpindi and Delhi. She got admission in Ludhiana Medical college.In the vacations after her first year MBBS, she visited Bombay. Due to persuasion from a newly acquired friend, Peace participated in the ” Kardar Kolynos Talent Contest”. She won the contest (Chand Usmani was second. Shubha khote and Anita Guha too competed in the contest).

A R Kardar signed a 2 year contract with Peace for Kardar Studios. Her debut film was ” Dil E Nadaan ”-53 in which Talat Mehmood also made a Debut as a singer Hero, opposite her. The film was a musical hit. her second film was ” Baraati”-54, opposite Agha. On the sets of this film, she got introduced to Susheel Ruia and soon they got married in 1955. Her name after marriage was Rajashri.

Her third film was Kismat-56, opposite Ranjan. In 1957, she gave birth to her first child and took a break from working. Later she started doing character roles. Her husband was against her working in films. They divorced in 1968. She engaged herself in a lot of social work and painting,her hobby. Her Paintings were in great demand and she held exhibitions of her paintings in India and the USA as well as in Australia.

In 1976, she was introduced to Mr. V.Ramesh, grandson of ex-president V.V.Giri. She married him in 1977. Presently, she stays in Juhu, Mumbai and is into social work and paintings upto her neck. She worked in Dil e Nadaan-53, Baraati-54, Kismat-56, Nai maa-60,Maa Baap-60, Barsaat ki raat-60, Aarti-62, Chambal ki kasam-80, Aasmaan-84, and Woh subah kabhi to aayegi-91 ( adapted from interview on Beetehuedin.blogspot.com, with thanks).

The story of the film Baraat was…..Lajo (Chand Usmani) is a homely girl. She has no father and stays with her widowed mother and brother Sunder (Agha). Her mama-Bishen Das(Omprakash) and Mami (Leela Mishra) also stay in the village. Lajo’s mother depends upon Sunder and Mama Bishen for finding a groom for Lajo. Sunder starts visiting prospective grooms, but at one place, falls in love with a girl and marries her. When he and the new Bride Pilu (Peace Kanwal) come home, they are not allowed to enter unless Sunder finds a suitable match for Lajo. Sunder and Bishen start the mission again and finalise a boy, Atmaram, son of a rich Zamindar, Girdharilal(Shyam Kumar),who is very stingy and money minded. He puts many conditions which are all accepted. The marriage takes place, but Girdharilal makes additional demands and refuses to take the bride into his house. Lajo is devastated and attempts suicide, but Bishen Das saves her. He suggests that Lajo win back her husband by her love. She succeeds in doing this and Atmaram rebels against his father,takes Lajo into his home and the father relents.


Song-Dhak Dhak kare dil…Jhatpat pat jhat aake mil (Baaraati)(1954) Singer-C Ramchandra, Lyrics-D N Madhok, MD-Roshan

Lyrics

dhak dhak dhak dhak
dhak dhak kare dil
jhat phat pat jhat jhat phat aake mil aa ke mil
aake mil
dhak dhak dhak dhak
dhak dhak kare dil
jhat phat pat jhat jhat phat aake mil aa ke mil
aake mil

chanda un se jaakar kahna
mushkil un bin jeete rahna
roti hai majboor jawaani
haaye re dhadke hai dhadke hai
bechaara dil
jhat phat pat jhat
jhat pat aake mil
aa ke mil
dhak dhak dhak dhak
dhak dhak kare dil
jhat phat pat jhat jhat phat aake mil aa ke mil
aake mil

mere dil ko dil mein rakh le
dard piya ke aap parakh le
thhes lagi khud kah dogi tum
haaye re
toot gaya
toot gaya mera nannha sa dil
jhat pat pat jhat pat
aake mil
aa ke mil
dhak dhak dhak dhak
dhak dhak kare dil
jhat pat pat jhat
jhat pat aake mil
aake mil

mere pyaar ki alakh jaga de
haaye alakh jaga de
sharam haya ko aag laga de
haan aag laga de
aisi raaten aur tanhaayi
haaye re patther ka
patthar ka hai tera dil
jhat pat pat jhat
jhat pat aake mil
aa ke mil
dhak dhak dhak dhak
dhak dhak kare dil
jhat pat pat jhat jhat pat
aake mil
aa ke mil


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

Blog Day :

4426 Post No. : 15848

Mohammed Rafi: The incomparable (II) – Song No. 18
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30/08/2020 – Birth anniversary of Shailendra

As children’s songs go, there is a healthy dose available of such songs in hindi films especially in the 50’s and 60’s. Or rather, I should say a healthy dose of children’s songs too along with the other types of songs be it religious songs, happy go lucky masti songs, romantic songs, sad songs, club/party songs, dance/folk/stage songs, road-side tamasha songs, comic songs and the philosophical/theme songs. Not to forget the lori/lullaby songs. Good quality songs were many and all the songs were made with painstaking care. So there is nothing like finding unheard songs. They may not remain in memory some months after the actual post is done, because the memory I find is a very fickle thing. It retains the information fed to it years ago, but is rather quick to do away with recently found and heard things. This is no fault of the songs concerned.

There are iconic songs like
‘nanhe munne bachche teri mutthi mein kya hai’, “naani teri morni ko mor le gaye” and
“Lakdi ki kaathhi kaathhi pe ghodaa” to name a few.

Two of three songs song which came to mind are written by Shailendra.

Here I found a children’s song from a the film ‘Deep jalte rahe” (1959), a duet by Rafi sahab with Vijaya, composed by Roshan-to commemorate the birth anniversary today of the lyricist Shailendra. He was a fourth pillar of the one of its kind winsome foursome of Shankar-Jaikishan-Shailendra-Hasrat Jaipuri. We see these names on many famous films credits. The team could not have been the legends they are without one another. Shailendra teamed up with other music directors also with notable success. A prime example is ‘Guide” with S. D. Burman.

Shankardas Kesarilal Shailendra was born on 30th August, 1923 and died on 14th December, 1966 at the age of just 43.

He is said to have died with heartbreak after the failure ‘Teesri Kasam” at the box office, a film close to his heart, also produced by him. Life is nothing if not full of obstacles. One needs to be full of strength to cross each hurdle. What should have been just such obstacle in Shailendra’s life, making him stronger for newer journey, turned out to be his last hurray. The film is a classic on its own, and plus the songs are pearls dotting the necklace of gold. I quote from one of the songs from the film, penned by Shailendra :

sitaaron ne munh pherkar
kaha alvida humsafar
chala kaarwaan ab chalaa
aa aa
aa bhi jaa
raat dhalne lagi
ho
chaand chhupne chala
ho
aa aa bhi jaa

oofaq par khadi hai sehar
andhera hai dil mein idhar
oofaq par khadi hai sehar
ho
andhera hain dil mein idhar
wahi roz ka silsila
aa
aa bhi jaa
raat dhalne lagi
chaand chhupne chala
ho
aa aa bhi jaa

Video :

Audio :

Song-Na ro bhai na ro bhai na ro meri jaan (Deep Jalte Rahe)(1959) Singer-Rafi, Vijaya, Lyrics-Shailendra, MD-Roshan
Both

Lyrics

(child crying)

Mm mm
ae ae
aa haa
ee hee
oo ho
dhin tak
dhin tak
dhin tak
dhin tak
chaama cheek
cheek bomm mm

na ro bhai na ro bhai
na ro bhai na
main teraa Bandar
dug dug naachoon
na ro meri jaan
na ro bhai na ro bhai
na ro bhai na
kahin chali na jaaye
meri naukri
na ro meri jaan

saahab to daftar mein hain….
saahab to daftar mein hain
arrey nau sau jhagde ghar mein hain
lo main royaa aa
aah haa ha haa aa
lo main royaa
mujhi pe hans lo
ae chhote miyaan
haa haa haaa haaan haan
main teraa Bandar
dug dug naachoon
na ro meri jaan
na ro bhai na ro bhai
na ro bhai na
kahin chali na jaaye
meri naukri
na ro meri jaan
(child crying)
na ro munnaa….
na ro meraa betaa aa

huu huu
huu huu hou
binti kartaa hai hanuman
ramaa ho ramaa ho
jai siya raam
binti kartaa hai hanuman
ab to khush ho jaa bhagwaan
yeh hathh teri ee ee
yeh hathh teri
balaa ki hathh hai
kis ki chale yehaan
haa haa haaa haaa
main teraa Bandar
dug dug naachoon
na ro meri jaan

na ro bhai
na ro bhai
na ro bhai na

main teraa Bandar
dug dug naachoon
na ro meri jaan
na ro bhai
na ro bhai
na ro bhai na

kahin chali na jaaye
meri naukri
na ro meri jaan

main teraa haathhi
dum hai kahaan
main teraa choohaa
itna badaa
main teraa totaa
chonch bataa
poochh ye sab upar waale se
main tera Bandar
dug dug naachoon
na ro meri jaan
iyaa iyaa iyaa iyya


This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, a fellow enthusaist 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 :

4409 Post No. : 15802

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2010-2020) – Song No.54
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Six songs were posted on 13.08.2010 from six movies viz. ‘Mela-1948’, ‘Kohinoor-1960’, ‘Bandini-1963’,‘Shaheed-1965’, ‘Daadi Maa-1966’, and ‘Aankhon Aankhon Mein-1972’ in chronologically ascending order.

A good variety of popular song, including musical gems were covered on that day.

Song Movie title-Year Remarks
Gham ka fasaanaa kisko sunaayen Mela-1948 All songs covered
Do sitaaron ka zameen par hai milan aaj ki raat Kohinoor-1960 All songs covered
O panchhi pyaare saanjh sakhaare Bandini-1963 All songs covered
Jogi ham to lut gaye tere pyaar mein Shaheed-1965 All songs covered
Chale aaye re ham to Daadi Maa-1967 03 songs posted
Aankhon aankhon mein baat hone do Aankhon Aankhon Mein-1972 All songs covered

Out of the six movies represented five movies have already been covered with all their songs on the blog and they have attained ‘Yippeeeeee’ status on the blog.

That leaves us with only one movie ‘Daadi Maa-1966’, which is eligible for the blog ten year challenge today.

‘Daadi Maa-1966’ had seven songs and eight sound tracks including the ‘title music track’. All the seven songs were written by Majrooh Sultanpuri and music was composed by Roshan. Lata Mangeshkar, Manna Dey, Mahendra Kapoor, Puran, Asha Bhonsle, and Mohd Rafi had given their voices to the songs in this movie.

So far, the following three songs from ‘Daadi Maa-1966’ have been covered on the blog;

Song Posted On
Usko nahin dekha hamne kabhi 27.01.2009
Jaataa hoon main mujhe ab naa bulaanaa 10.06.2010
Chale aaye re ham to 13.08.2010

We can see that the above three songs include two well known songs from this movie viz. Usko nahin dekha hamne kabhi and Jaataa hoon main mujhe ab naa bulaanaa. These two songs are the only songs I am familiar with and I associate these songs with the movie. I don’t remember to have listened to other songs of this movie.

Today’s song is a ‘lorie’ songs sung by Lata Mangeshkar and lip-synced on screen by Beena Rai.

Also seen in the picturization of this song is Shashikala.

I remember that the heart touching cute lorie ‘nanhi kali sone chali hawaa dheere aanaa’ sung by Geeta Dutt used to trend on ‘top’ in the list of ‘Top Posts’ visited on the blog from 2012 till 2014.

Let us now listen to today’s ‘lorie’ song written by Majrooh Sultanpuri and composed by Roshan.

Lyrics of this song were sent by Prakashchandra.

Audio

Video

Song-Sooraj soya soye ujaale (Daadi Maa)(1966) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD-Roshan

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

sooraj soyaa aa
soye ae ujaaley
mera chaand jaage aa jaa
aa jaa ri aa aa aa
nindiyaa tu aa aa
sooraj soyaa aa
soye ujaaley ae
mera chaand jaage aa jaa
aa jaa ri aa aa aa
nindiyaa tu aa

kaise kahoon kyun dhool milaa re
mere pyaar ka moti
kaise kahoon kyun dhool milaa re
mere pyaar ka moti ee
aayi be-rahem aandhi aisi
door aa padi hai ghar se
ghar ke deep ki jyoti
nindiyaa
mera chaand jaage aajaa
aajaa ri aa aa aa aa aa
nindiyaa tu aa

kyaa jaanoon aakaash hain kitne
gagan mein taaraa kitnaa aa
kyaa jaanoon aakaash hain kitne
gagan mein taaraa kitnaa aa
pagli maamta
bas ye jaane
god mein girey jo aakar
woh taaraa hai apna
nindiyaa
mera chaand jaage aa jaa
aajaa ri aa aa aa aa aa
nindiyaa tu aa

door se nindiya tu kya dekhe
mera bheegtaa mukhdaa
door se nindiya tu kya dekhe
mera bheegtaa mukhdaa
ghaav dekh chhaati ke mere
jod naa sakoon main tan se
apne hi tan ka tukdaa
nindiyaa
mera chaand jaage aa jaa
aajaa ri aa aa aa aa aa
nindiyaa tu aa aa
sooraj soyaa aa
soye ujaaley ae
mera chaand jaage aa jaa
aa jaa ri aa aa aa
nindiyaa tu aa

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Devnagri script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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सूरज सोया आ
सोए ए उजाले
मेरा चाँद जागे आ जा
आ जा री आ आ आ
निंदिया तू आ आ
सूरज सोया आ
सोए उजाले ए
मेरा चाँद जागे आ जा
आ जा री आ आ आ
निंदिया तू आ

कैसे कहूं क्यों धुल मिला रे
मेरे प्यार का मोती
कैसे कहूं क्यों धुल मिला रे
मेरे प्यार का मोती ई
आई बे-रहम आंधी ऐसी
दूर आ पड़ी घर से
घर के दीप की ज्योति
निंदिया
मेरा चाँद जागे आ जा
आ जा री आ आ आ आ आ
निंदिया तू आ

क्या जानूं आकाश हैं कितने
गगन में तारा कितना आ
क्या जानूं आकाश हैं कितने
गगन में तारा कितना आ
पगली मामता
बस ये जाने
गोद में गिरे जो आकर
वो तारा है अपना
निंदिया
मेरा चाँद जागे आ जा
आ जा री आ आ आ आ आ
निंदिया तू आ

दूर से निंदिया तू क्या देखे
मेरा भीगता मुखड़ा
दूर से निंदिया तू क्या देखे
मेरा भीगता मुखड़ा
घाव देख छाती के मेरे
जोड़ ना सकूं मैं तन से
अपने ही तन का टुकडा
निंदिया
मेरा चाँद जागे आ जा
आ जा री आ आ आ आ आ
निंदिया तू आ आ
सूरज सोया आ
सोए उजाले ए
मेरा चाँद जागे आ जा
आ जा री आ आ आ
निंदिया तू आ …


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