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“Khoon Ka Khoon”(1966) was directed by Kamran for K F Films, Bombay. This stunt movie had Dara Singh Randhawa, Nishi, Tiwari, Shyamkumar, Sunder, Kamal Mehra etc in it.

This forgotten movie had five forgotten songs in it.

Here is the first song from “Khoon Ka Khoon”(1966) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Lata. S H Bihari is the lyricist. Music is composed by Usha Khanna.

Only the audio of the song is available. My guess is that this song was lip syncved by Nishi for the benefit of Dara Singh.

I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the movie as well as on the picturisation of the song.

With this song, “Khoon Ka Khoon”(1966) makes its debut in the blog.

On another note, Lata Mangeshkar had sung songs in 49 movies of 1966. With this song, all 49 movies released in 1966 that had songs sung by Lata Mangeshkar are covered in the blog.


Song-Ishaaron hi ishaaron mein samjho (Khoon Ka Khoon)(1966) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-S H Bihari, MD-Usha Khanna

Lyrics

Ishaaron hi ishaaron mein samjho to jaanoon
na main keh sakoongi na tum sun sakoge
ye baaten nahin hotin kehne ki maano
na main keh sakoongi na tum sun sakoge
Ishaaron hi ishaaron mein samjho to jaanoon oon

wo baat jise kehte huye dil sharmaaye
wo baat jise
wo baat jise kehte huye dil sharmaaye
wo baat nahin poochho jo zubaan pe nahin aaye
wo baat nahin poochho jo zubaan pe nahin aaye
haseenon ko kabhi bhi sataane ki na thhaano
na main keh sakoongi na tum sun sakoge
Ishaaron hi ishaaron mein samjho to jaanoon oon

tumhaare hi liye hai meri duniya jawaan
tumhaare hi
tumhaare hi liye hai meri duniya jawaan
haaye kaise ye kahoon main bhala logon mein yahaan
kaise ye kahoon main bhala logon mein yahaan
kahaa jo nahin maine wo sach maano
na main keh sakoongi na tum sun sakoge
Ishaaron hi ishaaron mein samjho to jaanoon oon

Ho jhoothhe mere dil ke iraade to nahin
haaye jhoothhe mere
Ho jhoothhe mere dil ke iraade to nahin
bhhulaane ke liye hain mere waade to nahin
bhhulaane ke liye hain mere waade to nahin
zamaane ko na dekho nazar pehchaano
na main keh sakoongi na tum sun sakoge
Ishaaron hi ishaaron mein samjho to jaanoon oon


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“Jaggu”(1975) was directed by Sameer Ganguly for R M Art Prouctions, Bombay. This “social” movie had Shatrughan Sinha, Leena Chandawarkar, Imtiaz, Jagdeep, Jyoti, Purnima, Shetty, Hercules, Aazaad, Daljeet, Nawaab, Prakash Mishra, Indira Bansal, Moolchand, Viju Khote, Bholanath, Anwar Hussain etc in it. In addition, there were special appearances by Bindu, aruna Irani, Bhagwan Dada, Kamal, Master Cheeku, Paintal, Mohan Choti, Keshav Rana etc.

The movie had six songs in it. I do not seem to have heard any of these songs during its time. It basically means that the movie had flopped at the box office and the songs failed to become popular.

Here is the first song from “Jaggu”(1975) to appear in the blog. This song was sung by Lata. S H Bihari is the lyricist. Music is composed by Sonik Omi.

The song is lip synced by Leena Chandawarkar who is seeding riing a horse supported by Shatrughan Sinha. Now, singing a song while riding a horse is as herculean a task as singing a song while playing a grand piano, but our lead actors are shown pulling off this superhuman feat with ease in movies after movies. 🙂

The music sounds in parts like Laxmikant Pyarelal, while at other places it sounds like R D Burman. That was normal practice with most small time music directors of those days.

With this song, “Jaggu”(1975) makes its debut in the blog.


Song-Pyaar mein tere piya aisa tadpa re jiya (Jaggu)(1975) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-S H Bihari, MD-Sonik Omi

Lyrics

pyaar mein tere piya
aisa tadpa re jiya
pyaar mein tere piya
aisa tadpa re jiya
hmm
bin bulaaye hi paas tere aane lagi
tere sapnon se jeevan sajaane lagi
pyaar mein tere piya
aisa tadpa re jiya
pyar mein tere piya
aisa tadpa re jiya
hmm
bin bulaaye hi paas tere aane lagi
tere sapnon se jeevan sajaane lagi
pyaar mein tere piya
aisa tadpa re jiya

kitne hain jaane tere roop saanwre
khojte huye re mere nain baawre
kitne hain jaane tere roop saanwre
khojte huye re mere nain baawre
aisi khushi paayi
paayi paayi
paas tere aayi
aayi aayi
paas tere aake maine
aisi khushi paayi re piya
ke jaawani bhi meri gungunaane lagi
tere sapnon se jeevan sajaane lagi
pyaar mein tere piya
aisa tadpa re jiya
pyaar mein tere piya
aisa tadpa re jiya

bagiya ho sooni jo bahaar ke bina
jeevan ka mol nahin pyaar ke bina
hmm
bagiya ho sooni jo bahaar ke bina
jeevan ka mol nahin pyaar ke bina
phaili hui baahen
baahen baahen
dekhen teri raahen
raahen raahen
dekhen teri raahen meri phaili hui baahen re piya
de sahaara mujhe
main dagmagaane lagi
tere sapnon se jeevan sajaane lagi
pyaar mein tere piya
aisa tadpa re jiya
pyar mein tere piya
aisa tadpa re jiya
hmm
bin bulaaye hi paas tere aane lagi
tere sapnon se jeevan sajaane lagi
pyaar mein tere piya
aisa tadpa re jiya
pyaar mein tere piya
aisa tadpa re jiya
hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm
lalalalalalala
lalalalala


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Blog Day : 3985 Post No. : 15074

Saw “Bees Saal Pehle” which released on 6th June 1972, viz a few days back aaj se “saintees saal pehle”.

It starts off as any horror movie of those times. We have Vinod Mehra driving a vehicle (highly polluting by the standards set in the modern days) through a ghat road in perfect weather, rather late in the evening. His vehicle stalls when he stops it to see what or who has jumped over the cliff, doesn’t find a thing but now he has to look for help to restart his journey.

He sees a bungalow close by-predictably- and it is almost dark by the time he gets there. He knocks and the door opens by itself (was reminded of Mehmood from “Pyar Kiye Jaa”). He walks in with a “Koi hai? Arre koi hai?” (anybody there?). And an old man (Iftikhar) materializes and offers him a room for the night in the cob-web infested house.

Surprisingly the room has a clean patch. And as is the norm since time immemorial (my first experience was in the Ashok Kumar- Madhubala starrer “Mahal”) Vinod Mehra hears a lady scream and then sob and then sing plaintively. Sure enough, Vinod runs out of the room seeking the old man and asks for an explanation.

Then the movie goes into “Bees Saal Pehle” there was a Choudhury (Abhi Bhattacharya) in a city nearby, whose only heir (Ritesh) was in love with a sweet girl (Farida Jalal) of the area but had to marry another damsel (Anupama) to relieve her of her distress. By the time the movie got to this point in the story it had given us a party song, a romantic song, a line of a bhootiya (haunting) song and a “questioning the god” song.

Essentially the movie had eight songs with one of them appearing twice in the movie. The singers used were Lata Mangeshkar, Ranu, Asha Bhonsle, Kishore Kumar and Hemant Kumar as playback singers. S.H.Bihari was the lyricist and Hemant Kumar was the producer (Geetanjali Pictures) and music composer. Movie was directed by Probir Roy. The title card said that Ritesh (Hemant Kumar’s son) was introduced in this movie and I was surprised to see Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s name in the star cast. I didn’t get to the part where Hrishida makes a screen appearance as by then I had found my song to go with this post.

Going by the time of release of this movie, today’s song could well be one of the last songs that Hemant Kumar sang for Hindi movies. His journey started in 1935 with recording a song for All India Radio, Bengali non-film songs happened in 1937 and first film song was for “Nimai Sanyas” in Bengali in 1941. His first Hindi film came in the form of “Anand Math” of Filmistan in 1952. He had a 50-year long career dedicated to music- he was a Rabindra Sangeet exponent. I am sure we have had Hemantda’s detailed biography in a few posts of this blog.

We remember Hemant Kumar Mukherjee, of the wonderful voice, with a song sung and composed by him in the later part of his career, today on his 99th birth anniversary.


Song-Poochhe to kaun poochhe ye baat aasmaan se(Bees Saal Pehle)(1972) Singer-Hemant Kumar, Lyrics-S H Bihari, MD-Hemant Kumar

Lyrics

poochhe toh kaun poochhe
yeh baat aasmaan se
yeh kaisi dushmani thhi
bijli ko aashiyaan se
poochhe to kaun poochhe

barbaadiyon ko apni
aabaadiyaan samajh le ae
barbaadiyon ko apni
aabaadiyaan samajh le ae
aisa junoon laaye
har aadmi kahaan se
poochhe toh kaun poochhe
yeh baat aasmaan se
yeh kaisi dushmani thhi ee
bijli ko aashiyaan se
poochhe toh kaun poochhe


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Blog Day : 3940 Post No. : 15016

“Ek Jhalak”(1957) was produced by Deep Khosla and Pradeep Kumar and directed by Kalidas for Deep and Pradeep Productions, Bombay. The movie had Vyjyantimala, Pradeep Kumar, Anita Guha, Rajendra Kumar, Pran, Mubarak, Lalita Pawar, Bipin Gupta, Randhir, Om Prakash, Hira Sawant, Rashid Khan, Tuntun, CV Rao, Patanjali, Gajendra, Amin, Fazal Khan, Saar, Deep Khosla etc in it.

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

Here is the seventh song from “Ek Jhalak”(1957) to appear in the blog. This song, perhaps the least heard song from the movie, is sung by Geeta Dutt. S H Bihari is the lyricist. Music is composed by Hemant Kumar.

Only the audio of the song is available. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this rare song of “roothhne manaana” genre.


Song-Kis liye maathe pe bal hai (Ek Jhalak)(1957) Singer-Geeta Dutt, Lyrics-S H Bihari, MD-Hemant Kumar

Lyrics

kis liye maathe pe bal hai
ranj ka izhaar kyun
kis liye maathe pe bal hai
ranj ka izhaar kyun
dil se jab iqraar hai to
munh se phir inkaar kyun
dil se jab iqraar hai to
munh se phir inkaar kyun
kis liye maathe pe bal hai
ranj ka izhaar kyun

aap ki khaamoshiyaan
achchi nahin lagti hamen
aap ki khaamoshiyaan
achchi nahin lagti hamen
aji kuchh to kahiye
kya hua
naaraaz hain sarkaar kyun
kuchh to kahiye
kya hua
naaraaz hain sarkaar kyun
kis liye maathe pe bal hai
ranj ka izhaar kyun

dil ne chaahaa aap ko
ismein hamaara kya qusoor
dil ne chaahaa aap ko
ismein hamaara kya qusoor
baat hai chhoti si phir bhi
is qadar taqraar kyun
baat hai chhoti si phir bhi
is qadar taqraar kyun
kis liye maathe pe bal hai
ranj ka izhaar kyun

aap ke hote huye bhi
kyun na ho
dil ka ilaaj kahiye
kyun na ho
dil ka ilaaj
siskiyaan le le ke mar jaayen
bhala beemaar kyun
siskiyaan le le ke mar jaayen
bhala beemaar kyun
kis liye maathe pe bal hai
ranj ka izhaar kyun

baat meri maan lo
ik baar to keh do jee
dil se haan
baat meri maan lo
ik baar to keh do jee
dil se haan
hmm
naa naa naa


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Blog Day : 3884 Post No. : 14911

“Isi Ka Naam Duniya Hai”(1962) was directed by Shakti Samanta for J B Productions, Bombay. The movie had Ashok Kumar, Shyama, Mehmood, Sahira, K N Singh, Nazeer Hussain, Lalita Kumari, Susheel Kumar, Farida, Kundan, Lata Sinha, Rajan Kapoor, Kathana, Anwari, Ramlal, Masood, Ramesh Chauhan, Helen, R L Ranjan, OmPrakash, Meera Parel etc in it.

The movie had seven songs according to HFGK. Two songs have been covered in the past.

Today (7 march 2019) is the seventh remembrance day of music director Ravi (3 March 1926 – 7 March 2012). As a tribute to him. Here is a song from “Isi Ka Naam Duniya Hai”(1962).

Curiously, this song does not figure in the list of songs mentioned in HFGK. It is the movie opening song cum title song cum theme song cum background song, and the song seems to get played in the movie at several places.

I have not been able to get one word right in the lyrics. I request our readers with keener ears to help fill in the blanks/ suggest corrections.

This song was apparently there only in the movie and its records were not made. So the poor quality of the song is because of the poor quality of the print of the movie.


Song-Isi ka naam duniya hai (Isi Ka Naam Duniya Hai)(1962) Singer-Ravi, Lyrics-S H Bihari, MD-Ravi

Lyrics

kahin khushiyon ke mele hain
kahin gham ke fasaane hain
isi ka naam duniya hai
isi ka naam duniya hai
paraaye hain kabhi apne
kabhi apne paraaye hai
isi ka naam duniya hai
isi ka naam duniya hai

bilakhte hain kahin par
bhookh se bachche gareebon ke
bilakhte hain kahin par
bhookh se bachche gareebon ke
kahin par hotelon mein daawten hain
naach gaane hain
isi ka naam duniya hai
isi ka naam duniya hai

kahin par aadmi ki laash
be gor-o-kafan dekhi
kahin par aadmi ki laash
be gor-o-kafan dekhi
kahin par reshmi jode hain
daulat hai khazaane hain
isi ka naam duniya hai
isi ka naam duniya hai

koi laakhon ke bangle mein
sukhon ki neend sota hai
koi laakhon ke bangle mein
sukhon ki neend sota hai
kahin par aandhiyon mein
zindagi ke aashiyaane hai
isi ka naam duniya hai
isi ka naam duniya hai


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Blog Day : 3831 Post No. : 14838

Today, January 13th 2019 is the 92nd birth anniversary of one of the prominent Hindi film producers-directors who debuted in early 1950s as a director. In the 1960s, he mostly produced and directed romantic and musical films. In the 1970s and thereafter, he produced and directed films with emotional contents. He is Shakti Samanta, a self-made man after struggling for almost a decade to get a firm foothold in Hindi film industry. He had made immense contributions to Hindi film industry.

Shakti Samanta (13/01/1926 – 09/04/2009) was born in Burdwan (now Bardhaman in West Bengal). His father was an engineer who died in an accident while Shakti Samanta was a child. So, he was sent to his uncle’s place in Dehradun where he did the schooling. After completion of his intermediate, he came back to Calcutta (Kolkata) and completed his graduation in 1944.

Shakti Samanta went back to his uncle’s place to help him in his business. During his school days, he had become a fan of films produced by New Theatres and Bombay Talkies for their emotional and romantic contents respectively. So he had a fascination for becoming an singer-actor in Hindi films. Obviously, he spent more time in acting in local drama theatres than in the business work for which he was reprimanded by his uncle. Sometime in early 1947, he decided to leave his uncle’s house for Bombay (Mumbai) to pursue his wish to become a singer-actor. He took a job of a teacher in a Urdu school in Dapoli, about 200 kms from Mumbai to sustain himself while he scouted for acting roles in Mumbai.

Since it was a Muslim-run school, every Friday, Shakti Samanta would visit Mumbai to take a round of studios and return to Dapoli by late evening. There were many Bengalis in the Bombay Talkies which enabled him at least to gain entry into Bombay Talkies studio. Eventually, he got a free-lance job without pay but with free food at the canteen of the Bombay Talkies. Since he was proficient in Hindi and Urdu in addition to Bengali, he got work of translating the scripts written in Bengali into Hindi for director, Phani Majumdar for which he was paid.

One day, he met S D Burman who was composing music for ‘Do Bhai’ (1947), to get a playback singing work. S D Burman told him that though his voice was good, it was not good enough for the playback singing. So he advised Shakti Samanta to look for work in some other departments though he offered to take him for chorus singing. With this, it was the end of his dream of becoming a singer but the acting bug in him remained.

It was Ashok Kumar who told him to forget about becoming an actor and instead concentrate on film direction. In Bombay Talkies, he became the First Assistant to Director, Phani Majumdar. At that time, Guru Dutt was the First Assistant to Director, Gyan Mukherjee. When Phani Majumdar had no assignment, Shakti Samanta used to work as Second Assistant to Gyan Mukherjee. On the other hand, when Gyan Mukherjee had no assignments, Guru Dutt used to work as Second Assistant to Phani Majumdar. So in 1947, Guru Dutt and Shakti Samanta were familiar with each other. While Guru Dutt could get his first directorial assignment for ‘Baazi’ (1951), it was a long wait for Shakti Samanta to make a debut as a director in 1955.

Post-partition, after the initial hiccups due to migration of film artists and technicians, Shakti Samanta got some assignments like assistant to the director Satish Nigam in ‘Sunhere Din’ (1948) and to Phani Majumdar in ‘Tamasha’ (1952) and ‘Dhobi Doctor’ (1954). He wrote script and dialogues for Bombay Talkies ‘Baadbaan’ (1954).

Shakti Samanta’s debut film as a director was ‘Bahu’ (1955) which he got by a sheer luck. The film was produced by Bikram Pahwa which was to be directed by the writer, Vijendra Gaud. However, he had already signed his first directorial venture, ‘Kasturi’ (1954) and Shakti Samanta was his Assistant Director for this film. Vijendra Gurd was under contract not to take up direction in any other film until ‘Kasturi’ 1954) was released. Shakti Samanta got the opportunity to direct his debut film ‘Bahu’ (1955) as director. The film did not do well on the box office.

During the making of the ‘Bahu’ (1955), Shakti Samanta was signed to direct A. A. Nadiadwala’s film ‘Inspector’ (1956) in which his mentor, Ashok Kumar was paired with Geeta Bali. The film became a hit and with this film, Shakti Samanta was tagged as a successful director for the crime thrillers. After directing ‘Hill Station’ 1957 and ‘Sheroo’ (1957), Shakri Samanta floated his own banner, Shakti Films in 1957.

The first film under his banner, Shakti Films was ‘Howrah Bridge’ (1958) in which his mentor, Ashok Kumar was paired with Madhubala. The film was also a crime thriller and became hugely successful in terms of box office. This gave him enough money to produce and direct a film in the genre of social drama, ‘Insaan Jaag Utha’ (1959). The film did the average business despite some excellent song compositions by S D Burman.

Shakti Samanta directed next two successful thrillers, ‘Jalli Notes’ (1960) and ‘Singapore’ 1960) for other producers. His association with Shammi Kapoor and Jaikishan of Shankar-Jaikishan started with the film ‘Singapore’ (1960) and thereafter they became close friends. The trios were known as Shammi, Shakki and Jackie.

With ‘Naughty Boy’ (1962), Shakti Samanta entered into his first romantic comedy genre with Kishore Kumar and Madhubala in the lead roles. When about 10 reels of film were shot, Madhubala fell ill. She was taken to London for treatment. Since there was some uncertainty in her resuming shooting, Shakti Samanta replaced her with Kalpana. All shots of Madhubala were reshot with Kalpana. The film took a long time to complete as Kishore Kumar also got busy with taking care of Madhubala. To make the matter worst, S D Burman, the film’s music director, also fell ill. As a result, except for one song, rest of the songs of the film were recorded by R D Burman and Jaidev.

The delay in the completion of the film put Shakti Samanta in financial difficulties. He approached his good friend, Shammi Kapoor for finance who advised him to produce a new film in which he would act and partly finance the film. So ‘China Town’ (1962) was conceived. The film was released in August 1962 and became a box office hit. With money flowing in from the success of ‘China Town’ (1962), Shakti Samanta completed ‘Naughty Boy’ (1962) and got released in November 1962. The film failed at the box office.

After the debacle of ‘Naughty Boy’ (1962), Shakti Samanta seems to have shifted the focus on producing and directing the genre of romantic and musical films. He had with him now Shammi Kapoor and Jaikishan to support such a genre of films. The film ‘Kashmir Ki Kali’ (1964) was conceptualized with his two friends in mind. He had roped in a new comer, Sharmila Tagore whose parents were the family friend of Shakti Samanta, to act opposite Shammi Kapoor. It was a foregone conclusion that Shankar-Jaikishan would be the music director.

When O P Nayyar came to know about the new film, he requested Shakti Samanta to at least listen to his tunes before deciding on the music director. He also invited Shammi Kapoor for a musical sitting. Both were so much impressed with some 40 odds tunes O P Nayyar churned out, that both Shakti Samanta and Shammi Kapoor decided to take O P Nayyar as music director for ‘Kashmir Ki Kali’ (1964) and selected 12 tunes out of which 9 tunes were used in the film and remaining 3 tunes were used in ‘Saawan KI Ghata’ (1966). The film was a blockbuster on the box office chart.

Shakti Samanta had lined up 3 films with Shammi Kapoor and Jaikishan combination. The first film, ‘Evening In Paris’ (1967) was a high budget film which were partly shot abroad. The film became successful at the box office. The second film ‘Pagla Kahin Ka’ (1970) was directed by Shakti Samanta for Ajit Chakravarty. The film was an average success. The third film, ‘Jaane Anjaane’ (1971) was in the planning stage when Shakti Samanta felt that Shammi Kapoor needed to reduce his weight before he started shooting for the film. He gave Shammi Kapoor six months’ time to reduce his weight. In the interregnum, Shakti Samanta decided to produce and direct a low budget social film ‘Aradhana’ (1969) which was his favourite genre inspired from the films of New Theatre. The saga of making of ‘Aradhana’ (1969) is interesting one.

Sometime in early 1960s, Sachin Bhowmik, the story, screen-play and dialogue writer had read out the story of Aradhana to Shakti Samanta. While he liked the story very much, he did not venture to make a film on the story as he felt that it would be difficult to get the lead actors to the roles envisaged in the story. This was also the views of Hrishikesh Mukherjee when Sachin Bhowmik had read out the story to him also. Since Shakti Samanta had now time to make a low budget film, he recalled the story of Aradhana and decided to make a low budget film.

Sharmila Tagore who was introduced in Hindi films by Shakti Samanta and Rajesh Khanna who was the discovery of United Producers-Filmfare Talent Contest (1965) in which Shakti Samanta was one of the judges, were taken for the lead roles. Sharmila Tagore was apprehensive of doing the mother’s role in her early filmy career. Rajesh Khanna had felt that his role had considerably lesser length than that of Sharmila Tagore whose presence in the film was from first to last frames. Shakti Samanta had to do a hard work to convince both the actors to remove their apprehensions as the roles were challenging from the acting point of view.

Since the story of the film was akin to the Bengali type of stories with emotional contents, Shakti Samanta was keen on S D Burman to take up the music direction of the film. However, here also he had to convince S D Burman to take up the music direction for the film. S D Burman rued that Shakti Samanta had so far engaged him as a music director only for his low budget films.

Just a day before ‘Aradhana’ (1969) was to start shooting, Surinder Kapoor, the producer of ‘Ek Shriman Ek Shrimati’ (1969) starring Shashi Kapoor and Babita invited Shakti Samanta to see rushes of the final climax of his film. He was shocked to see that the climax was the same as that was written for Aradhana. This was possible because both films were written by Sachin Bhowmick. The next day, Shakti Samanta had made up his mind to scrap Aradhana and asked Gulshan Nanda to work on his story, ‘Kati Patang’. But Gulshan Nanda along with another writer, Madhusudan Kalelkar convinced him that instead of scrapping the film, let there be some changes the second half of the story. Both of them reworked the second half of Aradhana in the next few hours and saved the film being scrapped.

When everything was set to start the shooting ‘Aradhana’, film distributors were not happy with casting the lead roles. They were of the view that the audience would not accept Sharmila Tagare in the role of mother who had so far done the glamorous roles. They also felt risky to give a new comer Rajesh Khanna the double role in the film. Again, Shakti Samanta was required to convince them that the lead actors would justify their roles.

‘Aradhana’ (1969) was completed in less than 6 months and was released sometime in October 1969. I had watched this film during the first week of its release as tickets were easily available. However, the box office collections of the film picked up from the second week onward mainly through words of mouth publicity. The film became the top grosser among the Hindi films released in 1969. The box office success of this film and later of ‘Bandhan’ (1969) and ‘Do Raaste’ (1970) made Rajesh Khanna a super star. In a print media interview, Shakti Samanta had acknowledged that from the gramophone record sales of ‘Aradhana’ only, he produced next five films. The records were dubbed and released in 5 languages, and were hits in every language.

With the success of ‘Aradhana’, Shakti Samanta ventured into producing more of social genre of films like ‘Kati Patang’ (1971), ‘Amar Prem’ (1972), ‘Anuraag’ (1972) which were also successful at the box office. However, after mid-1970, except for ‘Great Gambler’ (1979), Shakti Samanta could not get as much success at the box office as he got for his films in early 1970s. Just to balance the box office earnings, Shakti Samanta started producing bilingual films which were made in Hindi as well as in Bengali. He produced and directed the first bilingual film, ‘Amanush’ (1975) followed by ‘Anand Asharam’ (1979), ‘Barsaat Ki Ek Raat’ (1981), ‘Aar Paar’ (1985) etc.

In the 1990s, Shakti Samanta’s films could not match with the changing taste of the film audience. ‘Geetanjali’ (1993) was his last film as a director which failed at he box office. During this period, he had also become busy with his role as Chairman of the Film Censor Board for 7 years (1991-98) and as a Chairman of Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute, Kolkata for 2 years. Hence, some of the films produced under the banner of Shakti Films were directed by his son, Ashim Samanta.

During his 5 decades of long filmy career, Shakti Samanta directed 37 films and produced 43 films under his banner, Shakti Films. He also co-produced and directed an Indo-Bangla Desh Bengali film in 1984 which became a super hit. He set up Aradhana Sound Service, the digital audio post-production facilities films. He received Filmfare Award for ‘Aradhana’ (1969), ‘Anuraag’ (1972) and ‘Amaanush’ (1975) under ‘Best Films’ category.

Shakti Samanta breathed his last on April 9, 2009 after a brief illness due to stroke.

For the occasion, I have selected a song from one of the films from Shakti Samanta’s struggling years to establish himself in the Hindi film industry. The song is ‘ye maara wo maara koi jeeta koi haara’ from ‘Hill Station’ (1957). The song is sung by Geeta Dutt on the lyrics of S H Bihari which is set to music by Hemant Kumar. From the lyrics and the tone of the song, it appears to be a club song probably picturised on Sheila Vaz.

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Note: The information on Shakti Samanta with some associated anecdotes have been sourced from many interviews he gave both to the print media as well as to the electronic media, mostly during the 1990s. Some information has also been sourced from the interview Ashim Samanta gave for a FM Radio Channel in 2016.


Song-Ye maara wo maara (Hill Station)(1957) Singer-Geeta Dutt, Lyrics-S H Bihari, MD-Hemant Kumar

Lyrics

ye maara
wo maara

ye maara
wo maara
koi jeeta aur koi haara
haar jeet kaa khel ye dekho
kitna hai pyaara
ye maara

teri zindagi mein
aise mauke suhaane naa aayenge
teri zindagi mein
aise mauke suhaane naa aayenge
tere yahi patte
tera bigda muqaddar banaayenge
yahi chamkega teri naseeb ka taara
haar jeet ka khel ye dekho
kitna hai pyaara
o maara
ye maara wo maara
koi jeeta aur koi haara
haar jeet ka khel ye dekho
kitna hai pyaara
ye maara

dekh o matwaale
aaj se apna daaman bachaaye jaa
dekh o matwaale
aaj se apna daaman bachaaye jaa
sun ae bhole bhaale
kabhi kismat se dhokha bhi khaaye jaa
rona hansna to jeevan ka khel hai saara
haar jeet ka khel ye dekho
kitna hai pyaara
ho maara
ye maara wo maara
koi jeeta aur koi haara
haar jeet ka khel ye dekho
kitna hai pyaara
ho maara
ye maara
wo maara
koi jeeta aur koi haara
haar jeet ka khel ye dekho
kitna hai pyaara
ye maara


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Blog Day : 3666 Post No. : 14539

“Yahudi Ki Ladki”(1957) was produced and directed by S D Narang for New Oriental Pictures, Bombay. This movie had was Madhubala, Pradeep Kumar, Gajanan Jagirdar, Heeralal, Suder, Narang, Smriti Biswas, Amar, Krishnakant, Krishn Kumari, Dhanraj, Amrit Rana, Kamla Mukherji, Helen, Sheila Vaz, Meena, Tuntun, Ranjana Kumari, Premlata, Z Hussain, H A Rahi, Ramlal, H Prakash, M Harun, Dabboo, Babboo, Prithviraj, Baby Rajratan, Salma etc. The film also had a pair of Egyptian dancers in it namely Lyas and Lyan.

The movie had eight songs in it. Two songs have been covered in the past. Here is the third song from “Yahudi Ki Ladki”(1957) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Geeta Dutt. S H Bihari is the lyricist. Music is composed by Hemant Kumar.

Only the audio of the song is available. It appears to be a dance song. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of the song.

I have not bee able to get a few words (sound like gibberish words to me). I request our readers with keener ears to tell us what words they could be.


Song-Duniya se dil lagaa ke (Yahudi Ki Ladki)(1957) Singer-Geeta Dutt, Lyrics-S H Bihari, MD-Hemant Kumar

Lyrics

dammaara
dammaara
???
???
dammaara
dammaara
???
???

duniya se dil lagaa ke
humse aankhen milaa ke
pal bhar tu muskuraa ke jhoom le
ae ae ae ae
duniya se dil lagaa ke
humse aankhen milaa ke
pal bhar tu muskuraa ke jhoom le
ae ae ae ae

mehfil mein aaj koi aaya aa aa
aankhon mein jhoomti bahaar hai laaya
mehfil mein aaj koi aaya aa aa
aankhon mein jhoomti bahaar hai laaya
samjho usi ka hai zamaana
aa aa
duniya se jisne hai pyaar badhaaya
hamko apna banaa ke
duniya ka gham bhulaa ke
pal bhar tu muskuraa ke jhoom le
ae ae ae ae
duniya se dil lagake
humse aankhe milake
pal bhar tu muskuraa ke jhoom le
ae ae ae ae

dammaara
dammaara
???
???
dammaara
dammaara
???
???

mushqil hai toone ye na jaana aa aa
tere liye hai mere dil ka khazaana
mushqil hai toone ye na jaana aa aa
tere liye hai mere dil ka khazaana
naghmaa hai teri zindagi ka aa aa
honthon pe aaj mere pyaar ka taraana
dil ki duniya basaa ke
soye armaan jagaa ke
pal bhar tu muskurake jhoom le
ae ae ae
duniya se dil lagaa ke
humse aankhe milake
pal bhar tu muskuraa ke jhoom le
dammaara
dammaara
???
???
dammaara
dammaara
???
???


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Blog Day : 3617 Post No. : 14419

“Kitna Badal Gaya Insaan”(1957) was directed by I S Johar for Modern Theatre, Bombay. The movie had Ajit, Nalini Jaywant, I S Johar, Kamaljeet, Uday Laxmi, Shanti, Harbans Lal, Saroja, Anil Dutta etc in it.

“Kitna Badal Gaya Insaan”(1957) had eleven songs in it. One song has been covered in the past.

Here is the second song from the movie to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Lata. S H Bihari is the lyricist. Music is composed by Hemant Kumar.

The song picturisation shows Nalini Jaiwant remonstating with the Almighty- with Lord Krishna to be precise. The picturisation also shows some men listening to the bhajan from outside though they seem to possess far less devotion towards the Almighty than Nalini Jaiwant. 😉


Song-Har baat hai bigdi huyi bhagwaan bana do(Kitna Badal Gaya Insaan)(1957) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-S H Bihari, MD-Hemant Kumar

Lyrics

har baat hai bigdi hui
bhagwaan bana do
vinti hai ye
mushqil meri aasaan bana do
aasaan bana do
har baat hai bigdi hui bhagwaan bana do
vinti hai ye
mushqil meri aasaan bana do
aasaan bana do

main kya karoon
main kya karoon taqdeer mere saath nahin hai
par tumse na ho aisi koi baat nahin hai
main kya karoon
taqdeer mere saath nahin hai
par tumse na ho aisi koi baat nahin hai
roothhi hui kismat ko meharbaan bana do
vinti hai ye
mushqil meri aasan bana do
aasaan bana do
har baat hai bigdi hui bhagwaan bana do
vinti hai ye
mushqil meri aasaan bana do
aasan bana do

bhagwaan ho
bhagwaan ho sansaar mein sunte ho sabhi ki
do chaar ghadi mujhko bhi mil jaaye khushi ki
bhagwaan ho
sansaar mein sunte ho sabhi ki
do chaar ghadi mujhko bhi mil jaaye khushi ki
kuchh mere liye jeene ka saamaan bana do
vinti hai ye
mushqil meri aasaan bana do
aasaan bana do
har baat hai bigdi hui bhagwaan bana do
vinti hai ye
mushqil meri aasaan bana do
aasaan bana do


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Blog Day : 3572 Post No. : 14314

“Sangam”(1954), not to be confused with “Sangam”(1964) was produced by J P Agrawal and directed by Kiran Kumar for Rajhans Pictures, Bombay. This “social” movie had Kamini Kaushal, Shekhar, Shashikala, K N Singh, Murad, Rajrani, Chaman Puri, Ratan, Neera, Jeewan etc in it.

The movie had seven songs in it. Two of these songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the third song from “Sangam”(1954) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Talat Mehmood and Mubarak Begam. S H Bihari is the lyricist. Music is composed by Ram Ganguly.

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


Song-Tera bachpan ek kahaani (Sangam)(1954) Singers-Talat Mehmood, Mubarak Begam, Lyrics-S H Bihari, MD-Ram Ganguly
Both

Lyrics

ho ho ho
ho ho ho
ho ho ho
ho ho ho
ho ho ho
ho ho ho

tera bachpan ek kahaani
tera bachpan ek kahaani
tera bachpan ek kahaani
tera bachpan ek kahaani
bhool na jaana
baalapan ki yaad suhaani
ho ho ho
bachpan ek kahaani

aayegi kaamini aayegi
tujhe aake jhoola jhulaayegi ee
tujhe aake jhoola jhulaayegi
tera nanha nanha jiya bahlayegi
phir kahegi
kya
thhanda thhanda sa mausam
chalen wahaan
hanse chanda jahaan

ho ho ho ho
bachpan ek kahaani

aankh milne lagi
pyaar hone laga aa aa
aankh milne lagi
pyaar hone laga
dil tera mera bekaraar hone laga
haay hone laga
lagi manzil pe aane jawaani ee

ho ho ho ho
bachpan ek kahaani

kahe hans kar ye tasveer
teri jaag uthhi taqdeer
kahe hans kar ye tasveer
teri jaag uthhi taqdeer
teri albeli shaan
dekhe saara jahaan
le tu huaa jawaan

ho ho ho
bachpan ek kahaani
bhool na jaana baalaapan ki yaad suhaani
ho ho ho ho
bachpan ek kahaani
tera bachpan ek kahaani
tera bachpan ek kahaani


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Blog Day : 3460 Post No. : 13887

“Bin Maa Ke Bachche”(1979) was directed by Satyen Bose for S K Enterprises, Bombay. The movie had Dr Shreeram Laagoo, Leela Chitnis, Master Rajesh, Master Raju, Master Bittu, Master Ravi, Baby Sabia, Shekhar Purohit, Dulaari, Bindu, C S Dubey, Kumud Tripathi, Urmila Bhatt, Junior Mehmood, Prem Sagar, Prakash Mishra, Rajrani, Shivraj, Shriram Shashtri, Savita Bajaj, Ghanshyam, Radheshyam etc with special appearances by Tanuja, Mahendra Sandhu, Nazneen, Sudhir, Narendra Nath, and Dev Kumar.

From the above cast as well as the cast, it is easy to guess that the movie must have sunk without a trace. The movie did not have any saleable name in it and as can be guessed from the title it was a dull movie about happless orphan kids.

The movie had six songs in it. I do not recall having heard any song from this movie during its time. I in fact do not recall being aware of this movie either.

Here is the first song from “Bin Maa Ke Bachche”(1979) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Pushpa Pagdhare. S H Bihari is the lyricist. Music is composed by O p Nayyar who by that time had fallen into bad days and he had few friends left in the film indusry where he ruled the roost in the earlier decades.

The song is picturised as a sad lullaby song on two child artists whom I am unable to identify. I request our knowledgeable readers to help identify them.

With this song, “Bin Maa Ke Bachche”(1979) makes its debut in the blog.


Song-Jo raat ko jaldi soye (Bin Maa Ke Bachche)(1979) Singer-Pushpa Pagdhare, Lyrics-S H Bihari, MD-O P Nayyar

Lyrics

hmm hmm hm hmm
lalalalalalalalalaalaa

jo raat ko jaldi soye aur subah ko jaldi jage
us bacche se door door duniya ka dukh bhaage
jo raat ko jaldi soye
aur subah ko jaldi jaage
us bachche se door door duniya ka dukh bhaage
jo raat ko jaldi soye

laakhon ki hai daulat jinki
unko neend na aaye
meri pyaari pyaari munni
bhookhi hi so jaaye
hmm hmm hmm
laakhon ki hai daulat jinki
unko neend na aaye
meri pyaari pyaari munni
bhookhi hi so jaaye
baahen meri jhoola iska
sapnon ke hain dhaage
baahen meri jhoola iska
sapnon ke hain dhaage
jo raat ko jaldi soye
aur subah ko jaldi jage
us bachche se door door
duniya ka dukh bhaage
jo raat ko jaldi soye

ghar chhoota aur kismat roothhi
chhoote jo thhe apne
raste par bhi so kar jisne
dekhe meethhe sapne
hmm hmm hmm
ghar chhoota aur kismat roothhi
chhoote jo thhe apne
raste par bhi so kar jisne
dekhe meethhe sapne
jeevan ki har daud mein munni
raha wo aage aage
jivan ki har daud mein munni
raha wo aage aage
jo raat ko jaldi soye
aur subah ko jaldi jaage
us bachche se door door
duniya ka dukh bhaage
us bachche se door door
duniya ka dukh bhage
lalllaala lallalaal
lallalalla la
hmm hmm hmm hmm


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