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This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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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4506 Post No. : 16047

Today’s song is from the film Kaise Kahoon-1945.

To start with, Bombay was the first film making centre followed closely by Calcutta. Slowly, some other centres like Madras, Coimbatore, Poona, Bangalore etc. as occasional film centres also developed. In 1924,i.e. 11 years after the first silent feature film was released in Bombay, Lahore made its first silent film-“The daughters of Today”. It was made and released in Lahore. This film was made by Mr. G K Mehta, a former officer of North Western Railways, who had imported a Camera from London. A R Kardar, who was making posters for foreign film productions and who was a qualified well known Calligrapher, assisted Mehta. Kardar and his friend Ismail both also acted in that film.

In 1928, Kardar, with no other work on hand, decided to start a film making studio and a production company called ” United Players Corporation” to make films. He made 12 silent films in Lahore, thus bringing Lahore’s name on the map of film centres in India. Therefore, Kardar can be called the architect of Lahore film industry, in a sense. Slowly Talkie films were planned in Lahore. Dalsukh Pancholiestablished his studio. The making of films like Khazanchi, Khandan and Zamindar firmly established Lahore as a Film making centre. Many films like Poonji, Daasi etc were made there. Punjabi aspirants in various fields like acting, direction, music, singing, cinematography etc found Lahore convenient to start careers, rather than going to Bombay all the way.

Film Kaise Kahoon – 45 was made by Pancholi Art Studio, Lahore which had earned All India fame with its highly successful films. As per Baburao Patel’s review in Film India magazine January 1945, the film’s story was by Dalsukh pancholi himself. He had also written the story for another hit film Daasi-44 earlier. Patel said in his review that ” Pancholi stole ideas from foreign films “. Whether True or not, the treatment Pancholi’s films gave to the stories was certainly loved by the audience all over India, so there was no problem. The film was directed by foreign trained Moti B Gidwani, who directed 17 films in his career. It is interesting to know, however, that his first film as a director, ” Midnight Girl -29″ was a resounding flop and it caused the film maker company- Maharashtra Film company of Kolhapur to close down. It also caused a group of 5 people to leave the company earlier and start their own Prabhat Film Company, at Kolhapur.

Cast of the film was Ragini, Najmul Hasan, Akhtar, Jagirdar, Durga Mota etc. Ragini was famous and popular. She was one of the two actresses of Hindi films, who had Brown eyes, the other being Vanmala. The hero Najmul Hasan was a compromise actor, who had become infamous due to his elopement with Devika Rani of Bombay Talkies. She returned to her husband and he was left high and dry ! Baburao Patel described him as ” an overfed Owl ” !

One name in the cast is that of Durga Mota. His real name was Durgaprasad. Due to his heavy build he was nicknamed Mota(fat). He was a permanent member of Pancholi films as a comedian. It is very sad that his career ended in a gruesome way. In 1947, after Partition, there was an exodus of millions from Lahore to India. Durgaprasad also wanted to shift to Delhi. He went to Lahore station to catch the train. Suddenly, a frenzied mob of rioters invaded Lahore station and they started killing all the passengers waiting to go to India. People started running to save life. Due to his fatness, Durgaprasad could not move faster and was caught by the mob, who cut him in pieces on the Lahore Railway station platform itself.

The film was released on 16-11-45 ( 75 years ago to the date, almost), in Imperial Cinema, Bombay. The story of the film, as adapted from the Film India magazine review by our Sadanand kamath ji, was – A doctor (Gajanan Jagirdar) has a son and two grown up daughters – Geeta (Ragini) and Basanti (Baby Akhtar). The son who was in Burma is expected to return home, However, he is accidentally killed by Pradeep (Najam ul Hasan) without knowing the identity of the deceased. As it often happens in Hindi films, coincidentally, Pradeep lands in a doctor’s house for an overnight stay. He falls in love with Geeta instantaneously. The overnight guest becomes a permanent attachment. Basanti, the younger sister of Geeta, is also happy about her sister’s love for Pradeep.

As usual in Hindi films, when the love reaches a finale, a villain, a zamindar (probably Ajmal) steps in the picture. He comes to know about the accidental death of the doctor’s son and the killer who is none other than Pradeep. After a lot of suspicions and misunderstanding, the things get cleared and Pradeep gets his fiancee Geeta.

The music of film kaise Kahoon-45 was by a veteran Pt. Amarnath Batish. I am purposely calling him Batish, because there was another MD with the same name of Pt. Amarnath Chawla. They were obviously different, but were a case of ” Same Name Confusion” because both never wrote their full names. In this matter Marathi actresses never became a case of SNC, because they all used their surnames, like Shanta Apte and Shanta Hublikar, Nalini Tarkhad and Nalini Jaywant, Leela Chitnis and Leela Chandragiri etc. etc. This made matters clear and easy to identify.

In 1931 the first Talkie film was released. There were seven songs in this film. With this film, along with the existing Film Industry an additional Music Industry also came into existence. The early film makers understood the importance of music in India. Music, Instrumental or Vocal had secured the Royal Patronage from the kings and Nawabs. For the common people Gramophone records were providing musical entertainment. Occasional open air dramas and music concerts too were popular. By the 30’s decade the NFS (Non Film Songs) became a craze and several popular singers churned out their records.

Music became an integral part of Hindi films. Famous filmmakers like Prabhat, Ranjit, New Theatres, Madon Theatres, Bombay Talkies, Saraswati Cinetone etc. also helped in promoting film music. Initially Film music was greatly influenced by Parsi Theatre, and Marathi and Gujarati Natya Geets as well as Folk songs. This was successfully changed by Ghulam Haider with Punjabi Music in Lahore and Naushad with UP folk music in Bombay. Pt. Amarnath and his younger brother pair of Husnlal-Bhagatram carried forward the Punjabi music.

Amarnath Batish was born in 1912 in Jalandhar. He started his career as an actor and singer on stage dramas. He was a good Harmonium and Tabla player. He started his career with HMV as an Orchestra Director, in Delhi. Master Madan, the child Prodigy recorded few Punjabi songs under his baton.

It was natural that Amarnath joined Films. His first film was Roop K Shorey’s Nishani-1942. Pandit ji had discovered Naseem Akhtar. She and Shamshad begum sang songs for him. In the same year, his first Punjabi film Govandi-42 was released. His new find Zeenat Begum sang in it. Even Amarnath sang a song ” Pagadi utaar jatta” along with S D Batish and chorus in it. However, the British government banned this Patriotic song. The film was a hit film. Film Daasi-44 was his most popular film. All songs became hits. He did a film Irada-44, in Calcutta in which he introduced Hemant Kumar in Hindi films.

Simultaneously, he was giving music to Punjabi films too like Koel-44 and Gul Baloch-45.During the 40s decade Pt. Amarnath was the most busy composer, with a line up like- Nishani-42, Paapi-43, Irada-44, Daasi-44, Panchhi-44, Shirin Farhad-45, Ragini-45, Kaise Kahoon-45, Dhamkee-45, Sham Savera-46, Shalimar-46, Shehar se door-46, Jhumke-46, Aai Bahar-46, pagdandi-47, Mirza Saheban-47, Roop Rekha-48 and Ek Teri Nishani-49.

He gave music to 18 Hindi films, composing 152 songs in all. Due to his success, he started taking drinks, which became his nemesis. At the time of film Pagdandi-47, after a few songs, he was replaced by Khurshid Anwar. Even in his last two films Roop Rekha-48 and Ek teri nishani-49 after a few songs, he was replaced by other MDs. Film Patjhad, which he had signed, was given to Ghulam Haider.

During the making of the film Mirza Sahiban-47, Pt. Amarnath died at the age of just 35 years, on 20-2-1947. The balance songs were done by Husnlal Bhagatram.

(Adapted with thanks, from Film Sangeetkar by Prof. Yadav, an article by Sharad Dutt in milleniumpost.in, Dhunon ki yatra by P.Raag, HFGK, muVyz and my notes).

So far, 2 songs of this film were discussed. Today’s song is the third song here. I would say, songs of this film do not conform to the fame of Pt. Amarnath for giving melodious songs. But then, every song of every film can not be of the same quality.


Song-Gori gaagar ki Ganga udhhaar diye jaa (Kaise Kahoon)(1945) Singers- S D Batish, Shamshad Begum, Lyricist- Sharma, MD- Pt. Amarnath
Chorus

Lyrics

Gori ee
gaagar ki Ganga udhhaar diye jaa
udhhaar diye jaa
tujhe ganga kasam
o tujhe Ganga kasam

haan
dil waalon ke dil ka vyopaar kiye jaa
vyopaar kiye jaa
tujhe ganga kasam
o tujhe Ganga kasam
gori ee
gaagar ki ganga

wo bageeche mein dekho
wo gaagar pade
wo bageeche mein dekho
wo gaagar pade
nahin hoti hai
?? mein pade
babu dil mein hi
o babu dil mein hi
dil ka vyopaar kiye jaa

gori
gaagar ki Ganga udhhaar diye jaa
udhhaar diye jaa
tujhe ganga kasam
o tujhe
o tujhe
o tujhe
ganga kasam

baabu
dil mein hi Ganga utaar kiye jaa
utaar kiye jaa
tujhe ganga kasam
o tujhe Ganga kasam

Gori ee
gaagar ki ganga

Gori har roz tumse to kehna nahin
Gori har roz tumse to kehna nahin
sada gaagar ki ganga mein behna nahin
sada roop jawaani mein rehna nahin
rehna nahin
aji din hain tere
upkaar kiye jaa aa
baabu u
dil mein hi dil ka vyopaar kiye jaa
vyopaar kiye jaa
tujhe ganga kasam
o tujhe
o tujhe
o tujhe
ganga kasam

o gori ee
gaagar ki ganga

baabu baala jobanwa hai
pyaar kiye jaa
pyaar kiye jaa
baabu baala jobanwa hai
pyaar kiye jaa
pyaar kiye jaa
kachchi kaliyaan hain
kachchi kaliyaan hain
tan man nisaar kiye jaa
nisaar kiye jaa
phool ban’ne talak
intzaar kiye jaa

gori ee ee
gaagar ki ganga udhhaar kiye jaa
udhaar diye jaa
tujhe ganga kasam
o tujhe
o tujhe

baabu
dil mein hi dil ka vyopaar kiye jaa
vyopaar kiye jaa
tujhe ganga kasam
o tujhe
ganga kasam

o gori ee
gaagar ki ganga


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4429 Post No. : 15855

“Betaab”(1952) was produced and directed by Harbans for Susheel Pictures, Bombay. The movie had Ashok Kumar, Naseem, Motilal, Kamal Kumar, Murad, Mirza Musharraf, Tiwari, Kamal, Nazeer Kashmiri, Agha Mirza, Afghan Sandow, S Kamal, Parvati devi, Meera Aarti etc.

“Betaab”(1952) had thirteen songs in it. Two songs have been covered so far.

Here is the third song from the movie. This song is sung by S D Batish. Bharat Vyas is the lyricist. Music is composed by S D Batish.

Going by the mukhda “binti karat hoon main tori maa” and going by the fact that it is penned by Bharat Vyas, some people may belieb=ve that it is a bhajan. Not al all. This song is a comedy song where a person is requesting his mother to get him married as soon as possible. He has no demands, no bars, no qualifications in mind for the prospective bride. The most openminded bridegroom ever !

The hilarious lyrics contains words that are considered politically incorrect now a adys but they raised no eyebrows those days. In any case it is a comedy song and it should be treated as such.

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


Song-Binti karat hoon main tori maa (Betaab)(1952) Singer-S D Batish, Lyrics-Bharat Vyas, MD-S D Batish

Lyrics

binti suno o o o o
mori
maa
maa
binti karat hoon main tori maa
binti karat hoon
binti karat hoon
binti karat hoon main tori maa
tu shaadi kara de
shaadi kara de
shaadi kara de mori ma

agle phaagan tak jo mujhko
nahin milegi biwi
to saanch kahoon bhagwaan kasam
mujhe ho jaayegi t b
chaahe kaani ho
ya andhi ho
wo looli ho
ya langdi ho
chaahe goongi ho ya bahri ho
chaahe goongi ho ya bahri ho
wo kaali ho ya gori ma
tu shaadi kara de
shaadi kara de
shaadi kara de
mori shaadi shaadi shaadi
mori shaadi shadi shadi
mori shaadi shadi shadi
o mori shaadi shaadi shaadi
mori shaadi shaadi shaadi
mori shaadi shaadi shaadi
shaadi

jaat paat ki fikar na karna
jo kuchh bhi ho naam
des bides kahin ki bhi ho
humen byaah te kaam
punjaaban ho
bangaalan ho
gujaraatan ho
maarwaadan ho
madraasan ho
maaraathan ho
madraasan ho
maaraathan ho
wo kahin ki bhi ho chhori ma
tu shaadi kara de shaadi kara de
shaadi kara de
mori shaadi shaadi shaadi
mori shaadi shadi shadi
mori shaadi shadi shadi
o mori shaadi shaadi shaadi
mori shaadi shaadi shaadi
mori shaadi shaadi shaadi
shaadi


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4306 Post No. : 15577

“Saazish” (1959) was directed by Surya Kumar for Filmistan. The movie had Ranjan, Nalini Chonkar, B M Vyas, P Kailash, Balraj, Husn Banu, Randheer, Kanu Roy, Badri Prasad, Ram Avtar, Sabita Chatterji, Indira Bansal, Bhalerao, Vitthaldas Panchotiya, Sulochana etc in it.

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

Here is the second song from “Saazish” (1959). The song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. Qamar Jalalabadi is the lyricist. Music is composed by S D Batish.

Only the audio of the song is available. It sounds like a club dance song to me. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of the song.


Song-Bachke zara hatke (Saazish)(1959) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Qamar Jalalabadi, MD-S D Batish

Lyrics

ho ho ho
o o
bachke zara hat ke
zara hat ke
hat ke hat ke
ho
bachke zara hat ke zara hat ke hat ke hat ke
ban jaayega tamaasha
dekho na yoon palat ke
aji hat ke hat ke hat ke
o o o
bachke zara hat ke
zara hat ke hat ke hat ke

laralaralalala
laralaralalala
laralaralalarra
tedhi jahaan ki raahen chal khol ke nigaahen
bhoologe hosh saaheb jab do lagenge jhatke
ajo hatk hatke hatke
o o o o bachke
zara hat ke
ban jaayega tamaasha
dekho na yoon palat ke
aji hat ke hat ke hat ke
ho o o o
bach ke
zara hat ke
zara hat ke hat ke hat ke

laralaralala
laralaralala
laralaralala
main hoon jawaan kayaamat
dekho meri karaamat
aayi hai jiski shaamat
wo mere paas phatke
aji hatke hatke hatke
o o o o
bachke
zara hat ke
ban jaayega tamaasha
dekho na yoon palat ke
aji hat ke hat ke hat ke
o o o bach ke zara hat ke
zara hat ke hat ke hat ke

laralaralalala
laralaralalala
laralaralalala
mudna huzoor mudna
ooncha bahut na udna
mudna huzoor mudna
ooncha bahut na udna
varna patang hazrat
neeche giregi kat ke
aji hat ke hat ke hat ke
o o o o
bachke zara hat ke
ban jaayega tamasha
dekho na yoon palat ke
aji hat ke hat ke hat ke
o o o
bachke zara hat ke
zara hat ke hat ke hat ke


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Blog Day : 4141 Post No. : 15303

Today’s song is from film Arsi-1947.

Till recently, I was wondering, what was the meaning of this Title word Arsi. I could not find the meaning anywhere and finally I left my attempts. Then one day, I read the review of this film, in the June 1948 issue of Film India and I got a new piece of wisdom that Arsi was a name of the girl in the film. It was for the first time that I learnt that a name such as Arsi could be a girl’s name in India. Out of curiosity, I checked the 3 ” Boys and Girls Names ” books that I have in my collection, but in none of the books this name was found. At last, I decided to surrender to Guru Google ji, and to my surprise, I learnt that the word means ” Mirror ” !

The film Arsi was made by Jeevan Pictures, Lahore. It was directed by Daud Chaand. All the 11 songs were written by Sarashar Sailani. This was his first film as a Lyricist. The owner of Jeevan Pictures, was Motiram Jain and he was a lover of Shayari and poetry. Sarashar Sailani, who was not much educated (not a graduate), but was a school teacher, used to participate in Mushayras. Motiram liked his shayari. When Motiram started his First film Arsi-47, he invited Sailani to write story, song and dialogues for this film. Some songs became popular and Sailani jumped into film line.

Lachhiram called him for his next film Mohini-47 and Shyamsunder called him for Ek Roz-47. Along with director Daud Chaand, Sailani also shifted to Bombay. However, after the Partition, Daud returned to Lahore but Sailani remained in India. He wrote lyrics. generally he got only low budget films, but he worked with some quality composers like Pt. Amarnath, Husnlal-Bhagatram, Roshan, Chitragupta, Jaidev, A R Qureshi, Hansraj Behl etc.

In all, he wrote 150 songs in 32 films. From 1960 onwards, after film ‘ Bade ghar ki bahu’, he stopped song writing and took up only story, dialogue writing, in which he did many good films. Sarshar Sailani died on 10-4-1969.

In film Arsi-47, there were 2 MDs – Lachhiram Tamar and Shyamsunder. Although HFGK is silent on crediting MDs for any song, those who uploaded the songs on YT have indicated MD names as given on the records. Much is written about Shyamsunder, but not much is available on Lachhiram. Last year, in one of posts, I have given information about Lachhiram Tamar already.

The film’s director was Daud Chaand. Dawood Chand was a prominent film director of 1930’s & 1940’s of Indian cinema. He directed Veer Kaisri (1938), Joshe-e-Islam (1939), Sipahee (1941), Jangee jawan (1943), Paraey Bas main (1946), Aaarsee and Aik roze (1947) and Papeeha Re-48 in India.

In Paksitan he was director of first ever released Pakistan film Tairi Yad (1948). Some of his others films were Hichkoley, Mundri (1949), Sassi (1954), Bulbul (1955), Mirza Sahebaan and Hatim (1956), Muraad (1957), Aalam ara (1959), Sapairan (1961), Khaiber Pass and Ghazala (1963), Reshma (1970), and Bahadra (1973).RAZA MIR (Producer/Director)
He acted in Indian film Shaher say door (1946) but in Pakistan he chose other profession. He was Pakistan’s First film Teri yaad’s (1948) cinematographer and director. He also directed some other films like Baiti (1964), Lakhon main aik (1967), Aaasra and Aneela (1969), Parai aag (1971), Naag muni, Vicharya saathi (1973), Professor and Arzoo (1975) Sohni mahiinwal (1976) and Dil keey daagh (1978). Asif Raza Mir film hero of late 1970’s and early 1980’s and a good TV artist is his son. He died on 24-5-1975 at Lahore, Pakistan.

The cast of the film was Meena (Shorey), Al Nasir, Ajmal, Asha Posley, Zahoor Shah, Bheemsain, Ramlal, Pran, Cuckoo etc etc. When I had first come across the name Asha Posley, in my younger days, I was a bit amused, because the name sounded almost like Asha Bhosle ! When I started writing about old films, I realised that her real name was something else and this was a name acquired by her.

Asha Posley was born Sabira Begum in Patiala, Punjab, British India in 1927. She was given the film name Asha Posley by the renowned music director Ghulam Haider. She made her film debut in a Lahore-made Punjabi film Gawandi (1942) as a supporting actress.Later she played just a few female lead roles in some films starting with film Champa (1945) and then Kamli (1946) in British India. Her films in India were Champa-45, Paraye Bas mein-46, Kamla-46, Badnaami-46, Aai Bahar-46, Pagdandi-47, Ek Roz-47, Arsi-47, Sassi-48 (un released), Roop Rekha-48, Papeeha Re-48 and Barsat ki ek raat-48. She also sang 5 songs in 3 films.

After independence of Pakistan in 1947, her whole family migrated to Lahore, Pakistan including her music director father Inayat Ali Nath and her 2 sisters- actress Rani Kiran and Kausar Perveen who later gained fame in Pakistan as a film playback singer. Her father was the music director for the first-ever released film in Pakistan- Teri Yaad (1948) and Asha Posley played the female lead role in the film opposite Nasir Khan who was a brother of famous Indian actor Dilip Kumar.

Later she was mostly cast in supporting roles opposite comedian actors Nazar and Asif Jah in films both in Urdu and Punjabi languages. She acted in 129 films in total in her career spanning over 4 decades (1942-1986). Her last film was Insaf (1986). She also appeared on Stage, TV and Radio and she was also a part-time singer. Asha Posley was awarded a Special Award for Excellence in 30 years of acting by the prestigious Nigar Awards organization in Pakistan in 1982.

Asha Poslay died on March 26, 1998 at Lahore.

Asha Posley’s case is a sad one. The way Pak film industry treated her in her last days, is no different than what Indian film industry did in the past. She and her family spent hard days and she died in poverty. Only the other day, I came across an article written by film journalist of Pakistan- Navaid Rasheed in The Dawn.com in April 2001. In it, he wrote about her house…..” The humble abode is enveloped in depressive atmosphere. The rooms are in ramshackle condition. The main door leads to a very small room which is without a roof. If it was bigger in size, it would be called a courtyard. Things are helter skelter all over the place. Can somebody imagine that this is a place where a glamorous diva lived not too long ago.

Yes, this place was the last abode of Pakistan film industry’s first heroine Asha Posley who died three years ago. Ever since then the family has been living in a dilapidated state. Not that the things were any better when the actress was alive, in fact she herself was dependent on her brother whose house this is. But at least she was there for them, her being there was enough for them.”

Asha Posley was a very attractive, frank, ever smiling and popular actress in Pakistan. Asha Posley was undoubtedly one of the most modern, bold and flamboyant heroine of the local cinema. Those well-arched eye-brows, deep almond-shaped set of eyes, high cheek bones, the square jaw, the curly jet black locks and the mischievous smile is hard to forget. For a woman who once charmed the cinegoers for so long did not have enough money to make her ends meet at her retirement. Such a sad ending is not what she deserved. But that is exactly what happened.

Ever since Asha Posley was forced to sit home by the ruthless film industry that gave her no work for long, there was not a single day when she didn’t wait to be offered even a small role from the industry. When no one came from the industry to help her, she looked towards the public sector. She requested time and again for help but in vain. Such a talented actress of calibre was fast diminishing into oblivion but no one was bothered to save her. So finally she died unsung in March, 1998. Still no one was effected.

Teri Yaad was the first Pakistani film to be released in 1948 and Asha’s hero in it was Dilip Kumar’s brother Nasir Khan. It was directed by Dawood Chand. Asha Posley belonged to Patiala (India) and was born in 1927. She worked in Radio Pakistan as Riffat Aisha and was in possession of a good voice. Before partition she worked for the first time in Kamli (1946) which was not too successful but owing to her looks, her spicy sense of humour and bold style of conversation, she became pretty famous in film circles.

After partition she also worked in films like Ghalat Fehmi, Shahida and Bulbulall of which proved to be failures. However, when she opted to play a vamp in Sassi, it proved to be very successful. Hence onwards began a long journey of vampish roles for Asha. Her occasional pairing with comedian Nazar in certain films too won accolades for her as a comedy star. One of her memorable films as a vamp was Intezaar featuring Noor Jehan and Santosh Kumar
in the lead. Kismet and Dulla Bhatti were other successful ventures where she put in memorable performances. Her dances too were the main highlight of these films.

Asha’s younger sister Rani Kiran was also a film heroine while another of her sister Kausar Parveen was a famous playback singer of the 50s who died very young. Rani Kiran is still alive but leading a pathetic life.

Asha’s famous films include Toofaan, Mukhra, Hatim, Ashiana, Hum Aik Hein, Khizaan kei Baad, Son of Ali Baba, Mehandi, Pasbaan and others. She made occasional appearances on various television shows where she reminisced her past glory and mentioned for support too. But apparently nothing happened. Nobody could improve her state of affairs, but at least someone can still help her sister Rani Kiran and save her from going the Asha Posley way, out of this world.

This was the fate of discarded artistes…be it Pakistan or India. We can quote many such cases from our own court yards. Thank God, these days the situation is much much better and no such cases are to be seen since few years. Hope this is so even in Pakistan.

Film Arsi-47 was released on 10-4-1948 at Majestic Cinema in Bombay. The screenplay was by M R Bhakhri. Film India magazine June 48 issue featured a review of this film. As usual Baburao Patel had nothing good to say about the story, acting or even the Music. He surely sympathised with the Director, who could not do much with the weak story. The story,in short, as given in the review (minus criticism) is …

Ramesh (Al Nasir) is the son of the village Zamindar. He loves Arsi (Meena), daughter of Bansi, a poor farmer. Unfortunately, the Zamindar himself wants to marry Arsi. When this proposal is declined, Bansi, with his daughter and young son is driven out of the village. Soon after, Bansi dies and Arsi has to sell a Gold Frame, gifted by Ramesh. However, she is accused of stealing it from the Zamindar’s house and is sentenced to 14 years of Jail term.

Her brother grows up. The Brother Mohan (Ajmal) loves and marries dancer Sharada (Asha Posley). The Zamindar dies. After 14 years, Arsi is released. She is employed as a Maid by Ramesh and later they marry also. The End !!! (Thank God !)

The story is too simple and predictable. No wonder Film India criticised it. Today’s song is a duet by S D Batish and Zeenat Begum. One more interesting Trivia. Sarashar Sailani had also acted in this film, but under the name Bheemsain. This was the only film he ever acted in a film.


Song- Duniya chhoote par na chhoote teri gali ka phera (Aarsi)(1947) Singers- S D Batish, Zeenat Begum, Lyrics- Sarshar Sailani, MD- Lachhiram Tamar

Lyrics

Duniya chhoote
ho
Duniya chhoote par na chhoote teri gali ka phera
ho teri gali ka phera
Duniya chhoote
ho
Duniya chhoote par na chhoote teri gali ka phera
ho teri gali ka phera
gali ka phera kaise chhoote
prem ka bandhan kaise toote
gali ka phera kaise chhoote
prem ka bandhan kaise toote
kaise chhodoon kaise chhoote
teri gali ka phera re
haay teri gali ka phera re
Duniya chhoote
ho
Duniya chhoote par na chhoote teri gali ka phera
ho teri gali ka phera

nain milaa ke
mast banaa ke
nain milaa ke
mast banaa ke
jee bharma ke loot liya
haaye loot liya
nain milaa ke
mast banaa ke
jee bharma ke loot liya
haaye loot liya
loot liya sajni ke man ko
loot liya sajni ke man ko
saajan bada lutera re
haaye saajan bada lutera re

Duniya chhoote
ho
Duniya chhoote par na chhoote teri gali ka phera
ho teri gali ka phera

kaise jaadoo daala dil par
teri mast nigaahon ne
kaise jaadoo daala dil par
teri mast nigaahon ne
duniya chhod ke aan lagaaya
duniya chhod ke aan lagaaya
teri gali mein dera re
haaye teri gali mein dera re
Duniya chhoote
ho
Duniya chhoote par na chhoote teri gali ka phera
ho teri gali ka phera

naav bhanwar mein chhod na dena
preet ke matwaare rasiya
naav bhanwar mein chhod na dena
preet ke matwaare rasiya
preet laga ke tod na dena
preet laga ke tod na dena
naazuk hai dil mera re
haaye naazuk hai dil mera re

Duniya chhoote
ho
Duniya chhoote par na chhoote teri gali ka phera
ho teri gali ka phera
chun chun kankar mahal basaaya
log kahen ghar mera aa re
na ghar tera na ghar mera aa aa
chidiya rain basera aa aa aa


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Blog Day : 3976 Post No. : 15062

“Madmast” (1953) was directed by Jagdish Pant for Sweet Pictures. The movie had Ansari, Nirupa Roy, Shashikala, Shakeela, Sapru, Mukri etc in it.

This was a B grade movie which has been forgotten with time.

The movie had eleven songs in it. Two songs from this movie have been discussed in the past.

Here is the third song from the movie to appear in the blog.

This song is sung by Shamshad Begam and S D Batish. J C Pant is the lyricist. Music is composed by V Balsara.

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


Song0-Main laal paan ki begam (Madmast)(1953) Singers-Shamshad Begam, S D Batish, Lyrics-J C Pant, MD-V Balsara

Lyrics

main laal paan ki begum hoon
main laal paan ki begum
begum begum begum hoon
main laal paan ki begum
main baadshaah hoon kaale kaa
main baadshaah hoon kaale ka
main baadshah hoon
hoon oon oon oon
kaale ka ji kaale ka
main baadshah hoon kaale ka

din raat karoon main tujhe pyaar
kuchh nagdi aur thhoda udhaar
phir kyun na tujhe ho itbaar
ik chat pat
ik chat pat
ik chat pat garam masaale ka
ik chat pat garam masaale ka
ik chat pat garam masaale ka
aa aa aa aa
kaale ka ji kaale ka
main baadshaah hoon kaale ka

begum to ab bhi hai begum
shaahon ki shaahi hui khatam
le jaao ye tooti tam tam m
kya kaam
kya kaam
kya kaam hai gadbad jhaale ka
kya kaam hai gadbad jhaale ka
kya kaam hai gadbad jhaale ka \
aa aa aa aa
kaale ka ji kaale ka
main baadshaah hoon kaale ka

main kahta hoon le lo kishmis
chup be kya bakta hai english
daudo logon daudo logon daudo logon daudo
daudo logon daudo logon daudo logon daudo
rararararara

?????
dil loot liya dilwaale ka
dil loot liya dilwaale ka
dilwaale ka
dilwaale ka
dilwaale ka
dilwaale ka
kaale ka ji kaale ka
main baadshaah hoon kaale ka
kaale ka ji kaale ka
main baadshaah hoon kaale ka

laal paan ki laal paan ki laal paan ki begum
laal paan ki laal paan ki laal paan ki begum
begum begum begum hoon main
begum begum begum begum
laa paan ki
laal paan ki be…gam


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Blog Day : 3910 Post No. : 14968

“Bahu Beti”(1952) was directed by C L Dheer for Badoda Theatre Limited Bombay. This “social” movie had Geeta Bali, Amarnath, Jaswant, Vijaylaxmi, Rashid, Leela Mishra, S Nazeer, Nazirabai etc in it.

This movie had seven songs in it. Six songs were penned by Kaifi Azmi and one by Vishwamita Adil. Two song from the movie has been covered in the past.

Here is the fourth song from “Bahu Beti”(1952) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Geeta Dutt. Kaifi Azmi is the lyricist. Music is composed by S D Batish.

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


Song-Khata ho kisi ki kisi ko saza do(Bahu Beti)(1952) Singer-Geeta Dutt, Lyrics-Kaifi Azmi, MD-S D Batish

Lyrics

dil jala yaaden jalin
ek ik tamanna jal gayi
aag ghar mein kya lagi
duniya aa aa ki duniya jal gayi

haaye
khata ho kisi ki
kisi ko saza do
khata ho kisi ki
kisi ko saza do
ye insaaf kaisa hai
itna bata do
khata ho kisi ki

bahaaron ke mausam mein rona pada hai
zara mujhko rona tadapna sikha do
khata ho kisi ki

bahut yaad aayega beeta zamaana
mera kya mujhe tum bhula do bhula do
khata ho kisi ki

basaai thhi kitni muraadon ki duniya
muraadon ki duniya
agar chaahte ho mitaana mita do
khata ho kisi ki

bade qeemti hain mohabbat ke aansu
mohabbat ke aansu
koi jaa ke un par
ye moti luta do
khata ho kisi ki
kisi ko saza do
ye insaaf kaisa hai
itna bata do
khata ho kisi ki


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Blog Day : 3839 Post No. : 14849

“Bahu Beti”(1952) was directed by C L Dheer for Badoda Theatre Limited Bombay. This “social” movie had Geeta Bali, Amarnath, Jaswant, Vijaylaxmi, Rashid, Leela Mishra, S Nazeer, Nazirabai etc in it.

This movie had seven songs in it. Six songs were penned by Kaifi Azmi and one by Vishwamita Adil. Two song from the movie has been covered in the past.

Here is the third song from “Bahu Beti”(1952) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Meena Kapoor. Visgwamita Adil is the lyricist. Music is composed by S D Batish.

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


Song-Dil tod bhi diya mukh mod bhi liya(Bahu Beti)(1952) Singer-Meena Kapoor, Lyrics-Vishwamitra Adil, MD-S D Batish

Lyrics

dil tod bhi diya
mukh mod bhi liya
dil tod bhi diya
mukh mod bhi liya
samjha sake na itna
samjha sake na itna
humne kauno kusoor kiya
dil tod bhi diya
mukh mod bhi liya

tadbeer bhi na samjhi
takdeer ka ishaara
marne ke din nahin hain
jeena nahin gavaara
ek dard ka maara roye pyaar humaara
mila koi na sahaara haay kya kiya
dil tod bhi diya
mukh mod bhi liya

do dil juda huye hain
ab yaad ro rahi hai
majboor hai wafaayen
fariyaad ro rahi hai
ik dard ka maara roye pyaar humaara
mila koi na sahaara haay kya kiya
dil tod bhi diya
mukh mod bhi liya
dil tod bhi diya
mukh mod bhi liya


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Blog Day : 3832 Post No. : 14840

Whenever new technoloy is introduced, people feel threatened. But with time, this new technology not only makes life easy and more enriched, it opens up new employment opportunities.

Take movies for example. Initial movies were silent movies. They required technicians as well as actors.

Movies began to speak from 1927, and in India talkies began in 1931. It suddenly opened up new opportunities. Actors who were ony needed to show their face till then, were now required to speak, and sing as well. Suddenly many good looking actors with poor voices found themselves unemploed.

Movies began to speak, which meant they could speak in various languages and so different language movie industries came up. Language related artists, namely dialogue writers, and lyricists became essential for these movies. Since need of songs was felt so music directors and singers were needed.

As one can see, the “simple” advancement in technology opened up new opportunities and that changed the face of movies. Personnel skilled in languages suddenyly found themselves in demand.

Since Hindi movies came into existence in early 1930s, it followed that most artists of talkies were born in and around early 1900s. So, these early pioneers of Hindi movies were born some one hundred years ago. Many of such early pioneers have already completed their birth centenaries.

This blog began on 19 july 2008. Some Hindi movie stalwards who have completed their centuries after than date are Leela Chitnis, K N Singh, K Amarnath, Gope, Kidar Sharma, Jagmohan Sursagar, Gopal Singh Nepali, Khursheed Bano, Bhagwan Dada, Jaan Nisaar Akhtar, Anil Biswas, Lalita Pawar, G P Sippy, Zohrabai Ambalewali, S D Batish, Kishore Sahu, Hansraj Bahl, Bharat Vyas, Shakeel Badayuni, Chitragupta, Kamal Amrohi, Qamar Jalalabadi, Roshan, C Ramchandra etc.

Lots of artists will have their centenaries in the coming years.

The year 2019 has just begun. Birth centenaries of several artists will fall this year.

Today is 14 january 2019. It is the birth centenary of Kaifi Azmi (14 january 1919- 10 may 2002), who was born on this day exactly one hundred years ago. He was born in Azamgarh in Eastern UP which happens to be about 180 km away from the place where I am based at present.

In the past, when I was based in states like MP, Maharashtra and Chhatisgarh, such birth centenary artists appeared to be born “distant” lands, but ever since I arrived in UP in 2015, I find that many of these famous artists, mostly lyricists, were born in nearly places. For instance, Shakeel Badayuni’s birth centenary fell on 2016, and this place Badayun was about 40 km from Izatnagar, Bareilly where I was based at that time. Azamgarh is 180 km away from Gorakhpur. This year will see the birth centenary of Majrooh Sultanpuri, and guess what , Sultanpur is also nearly, some 200 km away. 🙂

Coming to Kaifi Azmi, he was born as Sayyad Akhtar Hussain Rizvi. Like many other persons of literature, he was influenced by communism and Marxism and his literature reflected that. He became a CPI member in 1943 and a member of Progressive Writers movement in 1945.

He was one of the first shaayars to join Hindi movies as a lyricist. His first movie as a lyricist was “Buzdil”(1951) where S D Burman was the music director. He penned three songs in the movie. All these three songs are already covered in the blog.

According to my calculation, Kaifi Azmi penned some 360 songs in 93 movies. His last movie was “Ek Alag Mausam”(2003) whose songs were released after he had already left for the heavenly abode.

Here is the filmography of Kaifi Azmi.

Movie Year MD Songs of lyricist in the blog Song penned by lyricist in movie
Buzdil 1951 S D Burman 3 3
Bahu Beti 1952 S D Batish 1 7
Gul Bahaar 1954 Dhaniram 0 1
Hatim Tai Ki Beti 1955 A R Qureshi 1 2
Naata 1955 S Mohinder 1 1
Sakhi Hatim 1955 A R Qureshi 1 5
Shaahi Chor 1955 Dhaniram 1 1
Laal e Yaman 1956 A R Qureshi 1 6
Sultaana Daaku 1956 Bipin Baabul 0 2
Yahudi Ki Beti 1956 Kamal Mitra 1 7
Zindagi 1956 Md Shafi 1 7
Jannat 1957 Husnlal Bhagatram 0 6
Lala Rukh 1958 Khayyam 7 7
Chaalis Din 1959 Baabul 5 8
Kaaghaz Ke Phool 1959 S D Burman 6 6
Apna Haath Jaggannath 1960 S D Burman 8 8
Chor Darwaaza 1960 Frank 1 6
Ek Ke Baad Ek 1960 S D Burman 8 8
Razia Sultaana 1961 Pt Lachchiram 1 2
Shama 1961 Ghulam Mohammad 12 12
Bijli Chamke Jamuna Paar 1962 S N Tripathi 0 7
Naqli Nawab 1962 Baabul 2 2
Shola aur Shabnam 1962 Khayyam 2 3
Haqeeqat 1964 Madan Mohan 7 7
Idd Ka Chaand 1964 A R Qureshi 1 9
Kohra 1964 Hemant Kumar 5 5
Main Suhaagan Hoon 1964 Pt Lachchiram 4 4
Do Dil 1965 Hemant Kumar 7 7
Faraar 1965 Hemant Kumar 6 6
Anupama 1966 Hemant Kumar 5 5
Bahaaren Phir Bhi Aayengi 1966 O P Nayyar 1 1
Daak Ghar 1966 Madan Mohan 3 6
Uski Kahaani 1966 Kanu Roy 2 2
Aakhri Khat 1967 Khayyam 6 6
Ghar Ka Chiraag 1967 Madan Mohan 4 6
Mera Bhai Mera Dushman 1967 Khayyam Unknown Unknown
Naunihaal 1967 Madan Mohan 4 7
Anokhi Raat 1968 Roshan 1 1
Saat Hindustaani 1969 Laxmikant Pyarelal 1 4
Satyakaam 1969 Laxmikant Pyarelal 3 3
Daghabaaz 1970 Dilip Roy 1 1
Ek Bulbula Paani Ka 1970 Jaidev 0 1
Heer Raanjha 1970 Madan Mohan 8 8
Maa Ka Aanchal 1970 Madan Mohan 6 6
Maharaja 1970 Madan Mohan 2 2
Saat Phere 1970 Sudhir Sen 1 6
Chhoti Bahu 1971 Kalyanji Anandji 1 1
Do Boond Paani 1971 Jaidev 4 5
Parwaana 1971 Madan Mohan 6 6
Saaz aur Sanam 1971 Chitragupta 0 5
Shaan e Khuda 1971 Iqbal Qureshi 0 2
Baawarchi 1972 Madan Mohan 4 6
Mangetar 1972 Sudhir Sen 1 6
Paakeezah 1972 Ghulam Mohammad 1 1
Rivaaz 1972 Shankar Jaikishan 0 1
Shair e Kaashmir Mahzoor 1972 Prem Dhawan unknown unknown
Sultaana Daaku 1972 Madan Mohan 2 4
Alam Ara 1973 Iqbal Qureshi 0 7
Garm Hawa 1973 Aziz Ahmad Khan Warsi 1 1
Hanste Zakhm 1973 Madan Mohan 5 5
Hindustan Ki Kasam 1973 Madan Mohan 4 4
Naina 1973 Shankar Jaikishan 1 1
Asliyat 1974 Madan Mohan 0 2
Faasla 1974 Jaidev 1 4
Sankalp 1974 Khayyam 4 4
Dhoop Chhaaon 1977 Shankar Jaikishan 0 1
Dil Aur Patthar 1977 Iqbal Qureshi 1 6
Kanneshwar Rama 1977 B V Karanth 0 2
Ooperwaala Jaane 1977 Laxmikant Pyarelal 0 2
Shankar Hussain 1977 Khayyam 1 1
Inspector Eagle 1978 Madan Mohan 1 3
Subhash Chandra 1978 Aparesh Lahiri unknown unknown
Toote Khilaune 1978 Bappi Lahiri 5 5
Angaar 1980 Sonik Omi 0 2
Shaitaan Mujrim 1980 Ratandeep Hemraj 1 1
Suraag 1980 Bappi Lahiri 2 6
Aakhri Mujra 1981 Kalyanji Anandji 0 1
Kaanoon aur Mujrim 1981 C Arjun 1 1
Deedaar e Yaar 1982 Laxmikant Pyarelal 0 2
Lakshmi 1982 Usha Khanna 0 2
Arth 1983 Jagjit Singh 3 3
Razia Sultaan 1983 Khayyam 1 1
Bhaavna 1984 Bappi Lahiri 1 5
Ham Rahe Na Ham 1984 Bappi Lahiri 1 6
Kahaan Tak Aasmaan Hai 1984 Raghunath Seth 0 7
Ek Pal 1986 Bhupen Hazarika 0 2
Naseehat 1986 Kalyanji Anandji 0 1
Main Aazaad Hoon 1989 Amar Utpal 1 1
Phir Teri Kahaani yaad aayi 1993 Anu Malik 0 1
Tamanna 1997 Anu Malik 0 1
Chaand Grahan 1997 Anu Malik 4 7
Khamoshi 2002 Jagjit Singh 0 1
Ek Alag Mausam 2003 Ravi 0 5
Total movies=93 199 360

As can be seen from the filmography, Kaifi azmi has penned many memorable songs that need no introduction. For instance, who can forget the songs of “Kaaghaz Ke Phool”(1959), “Haqeeqat”(1964), or the songs of “Kohra”(1964) and “Anupama”(1966). In “Heer Ranjha”(1970), he not only penned the lyrics but also the dialogues, the dialogues being entirely in verse ! One can look at his filmography and recall the songs from those movies.

On the occasion of his birth centenary, here is a song from “Bahu Beti”(1952). This movie was directed by C L Dheer for Badoda Theatre Limited Bombay. This “social” movie had Geeta Bali, Amarnath, Jaswant, Vijaylaxmi, Rashid, Leela Mishra, S Nazeer, Nazirabai etc in it.

This movie had seven songs in it. Six songs were penned by Kaifi azmi and one by Vishwamita Adil. One song from the movie has been covered in the past.

The first song from the movie was deleted from the movie because of objections of censors. Those were the days when censors could often by quite sensitive towards matters that are taken in their stride today. The lyrics of the song were considered objectionable by the censors. Just imagine, a song penned by Kaifi Azmi was deleted from the movie because its lyrics were found objectionable !

The song luckily continued to remain in the records.

Just as fortuitously, this song happens to be 200th song of Kaifi Azmi appearing in the blog.

Here is this special song from Kaifi Azmi, on the occasion of his birth centenary. This song is sung by Geeta Dutt. Music is composed by S D Batish. Since the video of the song is not available, one can only gess about the picturisation. Seeing that Geeta Dutt’s voice appears in six out of seven songs, one can assume that she had sung for Geeta Bali, the lead actress of the movie. By that assumption, it would seem that this song was picturised on Geeta Bali. Nevertheless, I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this song.


Song-Mose chanchal jawaani sambhaali nahin jaaye (Bahu Beti)(1952) Singer-Geeta Dutt, Lyrics-Kaifi Azmi, MD-S D Batish

Lyrics

mose chanchal
mose chanchal
mose chanchal jawaani sambhaali nahin jaaye
mose chanchal
o mose chanchal
mose chanchal jawaani sambhaali nahin jaaye
koi chupke se aaye
koi man ko lubhaaye
koi aakar jawaani ko sang le jaaye
mose chanchal
mose chanchal
mose chanchal jawaani sambhaali nahin jaaye

gudgudaati hai tanhaai hardum mujhe
chhedta hai akele mein mausam mujhe
raat sapne dikhaaye
bhor kaanon mein gaaye
thhandi thhandi hawa mora ghoonghat uthhaaye
mose chanchal
o mose chanchal
mose chanchal jawaani sambhaali nahin jaaye

naachti hain chaman mein hawaayen nayin
seekh lin aaj dil ne aaj adaayen nayi
koi hilmil ke gaaye
koi painge badhaaye
koi majboot baahon mein jhoola jhulaaye
mose chanchal
o mose chanchal
mose chanchal jawaani sambhaali nahin jaaye

more nainon se masti barasne lagi
ujli ujli si ye maang dasne lagi
koi chunri audhaaye koi jhumar pahnaye
koi ujli si maang mein sindoor lagaaye
mose chanchal
o mose chanchal
mose chanchal jawaani sambhali naheeen jaaaaye


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

Blog Day :

3758 Post No. : 14727 Movie Count :

4024

Today’s song is quite a rare song. It is from film Khush Raho-49. This was a C grade stunt film, made by Sushil pictures, Bombay. Directed by Harbans,it had music by Shiv Dayal Batish. I say this is a rare song, for 2 reasons. One- in most cases, producers of stunt films were not interested in making commercial records of songs of their films. Reason – Usually, the composers of such low budget films were also unknown or less known composers. If at all, a well known composer was there, he rarely gave his best shot to stunt film, which attracted a fixed, low class audience. Second – Music or songs were not what attracted the audience of stunt films. So the songs rarely became well known and the records-if brought out at all-did not sell.

Therefore C grade film songs are usually a matter of interest to Collectors. These songs are not even uploaded on sites like U-Tube and that is why such film songs are difficult to be found. Only in extremely rare cases a song from a stunt film is famous and popular. off hand, I can remember one such song , ” Humen to loot liya mil ke husn walon ne” from film Al Hilaal-58. It became famous and had the honour of becoming the 5000 th song on this Blog, with write ups from Raja ji, Sudhir ji and Atul ji, on 13-11-2011. Of course, there could be some more famous songs from stunt films.

The cast of the film Khush Raho-49 was Bhagwan, Baburao (Pehalwan), Vasantrao (Pehalwan), Sarla, Leela Gupte, Ratan Piya and others. In the decade of 40s, the number One stunt film maker, director, producer and actor was undoubtedly Master Bhagwan. Till his first social film ” Albela ” -51 hit the screen and became an Iconic musical film, Bhagwan was into stunt films only.

Famous Film Historian and Author of Marathi, Hindi and English books on old films and artistes, Isak Mujawar ( 22-5-1934 to 26-2-2015 ) has written over 30 books. Mujawar, Master Bhagwan and C Ramchandra were good friends and Mujawar has written about them in his books. He has given first hand information gathered from them. Mujawar has written a book ” Ek Albela ” on Master Bhagwan. Many less known facts and anecdotes about Bhagwan, CR and other artistes are given in this book.

When Bhagwan was directing- and acting in- film Bahadur Kisan-37, he got introduced to CR or Ram Chitalkar,as he was known then.Soon they became thick friends. When Bhagwan got Tamil film ‘ Jaykodi’ to direct in Madras, he took Chitalkar as the Music Director. They did one more film ‘ Van Mohini’ together in Madras and returned to Bombay. Actually Bhagwan had received several offers to direct more films, including one from AVM also, but his brother Shankar Palav came to Madras and forced him to return to Bombay.

Harishchandrarao Kadam, who had floated his own production outfit Harishchandra Pictures, was waiting to offer a Hindi film,” Sukhi Jivan” for Bhagwan to direct. The offer was to act in and direct the film for Rs. 3000 pm salary plus 20% share in the profits of the film. However, the producer wanted to continue with his MD, Naidu for this film too. Naidu was once an assistant to Anil Biswas and Kadam had promissed Anil Biswas to give this film to Naidu. However, Bhagwan flatly refused and said,” only Chitalkar will be the MD or I wont do the film”. Now there was a problem, as both were adamant for their MD. Finally, Anil Biswas came to mediate. Bhagwan told him,” Chitalkar came to Madras with me on my calling and also returned to Bombay with me,though he too had more offers there. Now I can not leave him high and dry. It is with him or no film”

Anil Biswas told the producer, ” OK. you give this film to Chitalkar and next film to Naidu”. The problem was solved and Ram Chitalkar got his first Hindi film ‘ Sukhi Jivan’-42 as an independent MD. He began his career and rose to heights which we all know very well. Harishchandrarao kadam gave film ‘ Watan ki Pukar ‘-43 to Naidu. Like this many interesting anecdotes are described in the book ‘ Ek Albela ‘, about CR and Bhagwan. I intend to weave some stories in my forthcoming posts.

In the cast there is a very romantic name-Ratan Piya. He was born on 5-3-1904 at Lucknow. His father Pt. Madan Mohan was secretary to Motilal Nehru. His father was a theatre lover and so started his own Theatre company at Allahabad. Ratan, after his matriculation started working in it. He was trained to write songs for its dramas. Their company was patronised by the Viceroy, who paid Rs. 20 p.m. as his Patronage !

Ratan debuted as a Lyricist in film Pakke Badmash-1939. For this film, he even wrote an English song. His films as a Lyricist were Zaban-43, Mali-44, Umang-44 Nai Baat-47 and Batohi-48. For sustenance, he even acted in few films like, Shakuntala-43, Umang-44, Meena-44, Mahakavi Kalidas-44, Panna Dai-45, Khush Raho-49, Janam Patrika-49 and Begunah-49. After this Ratan Piya returned to Allahabad to look after their Theatre when his father died.

There were 3 Major Centres for Hindi Film Production in India in the early days. Calcutta,Lahore and Bombay.

From the period of Talkie films, all the 3 centres became very active and many films with lot of songs were produced.Initially,in the Talkie films,even the Dialogues were in poetry type,so it was difficult to demarcate Dialogues and songs separately.Films like Indrasabha-1932 had 71(or 69) songs.Similarly, films from that era had anything between 10-50 songs each.

In the Calcutta centre, film music had a distinct influence of Robindra Sangeet,In the Lahore films,it was Punjabi and folk tunes whereas in the western Bombay centre music was influenced by Marathi stage, Gujarati Dramas and Parsi Theatre. Out of this, Marathi stage music had a pronounced effect on films as many classical Drama artists joined Film industry.As such this music was well developed and its acceptability was taken for granted.

When more films and songs were made in Bombay,there was a need for more singers.The composers were constantly on the lookout for fresh singers.
Prabhat Film Company shifted from Kolhapur to Poona,but there were many connections still left in Kolhapur area.When Prabhat started making the film ” SANT SAKHU ” in 1941,the Music Director Keshav Rao Bhole needed new singers.His assistant that time was a young man from Kolhapur area,named VASANT DESAI. He was entrusted the task of getting new singers. Such Talent Hunters were in Calcutta and Lahore also.

There is a book “The Desai Trio and the movie industry in India” by shri Nilu Gavankar. He describes this episode thus-

Vasant Desai had lot of connections in Kolhapur and Konkan.He had learnt about 2 Desai Sisters of Kolhapur who were very good singers,but he did not know them.He went to Kolhapur and met Mrs.Susheelabai Gavankar,the author’s wife and his family friend.He inquired if she knew these girls.She said, “Yes.Their mother Sharadini Desai is my friend.” They both went to Desai house. Vasant Desai was introduced.There were 2 sisters VINODINI AND PRAMODINI. Vinodini was about 15 yr.old. Vasant Desai proposed that Vinodini sings for a Hindi film. There was a flat refusal as ” girls from good homes do not sing in films”. After a great convincing and a promise of personal protection, it was agreed.

Accordingly, VINODINI sang for her first Hindi film Sant Sakhu in 1941. Later she was given many opportunities to sing in Marathi films, Bhavgeets etc.In 2 years’ time Vinodini got married to Music Director PANDURANG DIKSHIT and became Vinodini Dikshit. She was actually more into classical singing and devoted time in that, so she sang only 15 songs in Hindi films like Sant Sakhu-41, Gwalan -46, Lakhon mein ek-47, Poojya Gandhi ji-48, Sati Narmada-50 and Bhagwan Shrikrishna-50. She gave stage shows for classical singing and was actively involved in Kalyan Gayan Vidyalaya near Bombay.

Her younger sister Pramodini followed suit and started singing in Hindi films, starting with Khush Raho-49. She sang in more films than her sister, 27 songs in 13 films. Her other films include Raaz-49, Dilruba-50 Shokhiyan-51, Kashmir-51, Nand Kishore-51, Sazaa-51 Char chand-53, Fariyadi-53, One two Three-53, Gunah-53, Naulakha Haar-53 and Pehli Tarikh-54 . Later she got married to Ashok Patkar and settled in Bombay as a Housewife.

Today’s song is sung by Promodini Desai and Balbir. There were 9 songs in the film and 6 of them were sung by her. 3 solos and 3 duets. There were also 2 solos of Balbir in it. Except for today’s song, I could not get any other song from this film. So let us enjoy this rare song. With this song film Khush Raho -49 makes its debut in the Blog.


Song-Nishaana bane dil hamaare tumhaare(Khush Raho)(1949) Singers-Pramodini Desai, Balbir, Lyrics- Ehsan Rizvi, MD-S D Batish
Chorus

Lyrics

Nishaana bane dil
nishaana bane dil
hamaare tumhaare
nishaana bane dil
hamaare tumhaare
chamakne lage aaj kismat ke taare
ho kismat ke taare

nishaana bane dil
nishaana bane dil
hamaare tumhaare

khushi jhoom uthhi zindagi muskuraa di
khushi jhoom uthhi zindagi muskuraa di
machalne lage dil mein armaan saare
ho armaan saare

nishaana bane dil
nishaana bane dil
hamaare tumhaare

jidhar dekhti hoon khushi hi khushi hai
jidhar dekhti hoon khushi hi khushi hai
galey lag rahe hain yahaan ke nazaare
ho yahaan ke nazaare

nishaana bane dil
nishaana bane dil
hamaare tumhaare

?hui ?? aankhon ki ??
?hui ?? aankhon ki ??
?? ki baazi mein ham aaj haare
ho ham aaj haare

nishaana bane dil
nishaana bane dil
hamaare tumhaare

ye dil keh raha hai
nazar keh rahi hai
ye dil keh raha hai
nazar keh rahi hai
mohabbat hai kaayam tumhaare sahaare
ho tumhaare sahaare

nishaana bane dil
nishaana bane dil
hamaare tumhaare
nishaana bane dil
hamaare tumhaare


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“Toofaan”(1954) was directed by Ram Prakash for Starlight Pictures, Bombay. The movie had Pratima Devi, Munawwar Sultana, Sajjan, Vijayalaxmi, Amarnath, Pran, Tiwari etc in it.

There were nine songs in the movie. Four songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the fifth song from “Toofaan”(1954) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Geeta Dutt. Wahid Qureshi is the lyricist. Music is composed by S D Batish.

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


Song-Mohabbat ka naghma hai dilkash taraana (Toofaan)(1954) Singer-Geeta Dutt, Lyrics-Wahid Qureshi, MD-S D Batish

Lyrics

mohabbat ka naghma hai
mohabbat ka naghma hai
dilkash taraana
dilkash taraana
dilkash taraana
mohabbat ka naghma hai
jise gaaye lekin na samjhe zamaana
na samjhe zamaana
mohabbat ka naghma hai

mohabbat ka khat dil lagaana nahin hai
mohabbat ka khat dil lagaana nahin hai
mohabbat do aansu bahaana nahin hai
mohabbat hai geeton bhara wo fasaana
jise gaaye lekin na samjhe zamaana
na samjhe zamaana
mohabbat ka naghma hai

gulon se mohabbat to bulbul jataaye
gulon se mohabbat to bulbul jataaye
maza jab hai kaanton ko dil se lagaaye
bada hi kathin hai mohabbat ka gaana
jise gaaye lekin na samjhe zamaana
na samjhe zamaana
mohabbat ka naghma hai

mohabbat ko samjha to parwaana samjha
mohabbat ko samjha to parwaana samjha
ke jalne ko ye zindagi paana samjha
ye nanhi si jaan ga gayi wo taraana
jise gaaye lekin na samjhe zamaana
na samjhe zamaana
mohabbat ka naghma hai


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