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Blog Day :

5035 Post No. : 16945

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2012-2022) – Song No. 47
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This date ten years ago (1 May 2012) saw six songs from six different movies getting covered in the blog. Here are the details:-

Blog post number Song Movie (Year) Remarks
5907 Tera haath haath mein aa gaya Hamdard (1953) Movie YIPPEED by now
5908 Sapt suran teen graam Sangeet Samrat Tansen(1962) Ten songs covered out of 14
5909 Saancha naam tera Julie(1975) 3 songs covered out of 5
5910 Ye umar hai kya rangeeli Professor(1962) Movie YIPPEED by now
5911 Evening news Dooriyaan(1979) Movie YIPPEED by now
5912 Chali Radhe raani ankhiyon mein paani Parineeta (1953) Movie YIPPEED by now

One can see that four movies whose songs were covered exactly ten years ago have since been YIPPEED in the blog. That leaves us with only two movies that are eligible for Blog Ten Year challenge today on 1 May 2022.

“Sangeet Samrat Tansen”(1962) is one of the eligible movies. This movie was produced by D G Laad and directed by S N Tripathi for Sur Sagar Chitra, Bombay. The movie had Bharat Bhushan, Anita Guah, Sabita chatterjee, Kumar, David, Sapru, Mukri, Preetibala aka Zeb Rehman, Prem Sagar, S.N.Tripathi, Parashuram, Dulari, Altaf, Suryakant Shukla, Bagla, Yusuf, Radhey Shyam, Kamala Laxman as Court dancer etc in it.

“Sangeet Samrat Tansen”(1962) had 14 songs in it. Ten songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the eleventh song from “Sangeet Samrat Tansen”(1962) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Poorna Seth and Pandharinath Kolhapure. Shailendra is the lyricist. Music is composed by S N Tripathi.

The song is picturised on child artists who are not identified so far. I request our knowledgeable readers to help identify them.

Lyrics of the song and other details were sent by Prakashchandra.

Audio

Video (Partial)


Song-Toot gayee man ki beena (Sangeet Samrat Tansen)(1962) Singers-Poorna Seth, Pandharinath Kolhapure, Lyrics-Shailendra, MD-S N Tripathi
Both

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

toot gayee eee een eee
toot gayee…eee eee
toot gayee..ee meri
mann ki beenaa..aaa
toot gayee
toot gayee ee ee
mann ki beenaa..aaa
toot gayee

kaisey sur ke..ae saaz sajaaoon
kaisey soye aey ae ae
geet jagaaoon
tootey taaron par kyaa gaaoon
toot gayee
toot gayee
toot gayee eee
toot gayee eee
mann ki beenaa aaa
toot gayee eee

aa aa aa aaa aaaa
aa aa aa aaa aaaa

madhur madhur sangeet sunaao
madhur madhur sangeet sunaao
gaao rey aey ae ae
gaao rey aey ae
gaao rey aey
gaa aaaorey aey ae ae aey ae ae aey ae ae
madhur madhur sangeet sunaao

jhanan jhanan sur bajey..ae been ke
jhanan jhanan sur bajey..ae
been ke
taar taar sang karey rangraliyaan..aaan
madhur madhur sangeet sunaao

sur singaar ke saaz saje aey ae
sur singaar ke saaj sajey
mridang chang
ek sang bajey aey ae ae
sur singaar ke saaj sajey
mridang chang ek sang bajey

sur taal sang
jhoomey ang ang
chhidey raagrang
uthhey sang sang
tan mein tarang
man mein umang
anuraag jagey

aaa aaaa aaaaa
madhur madhur sangeet sunaaoon
madhur madhur sangeet sunaaoon
jhanan jhanan sur bajey been ke

taar taar
sang karey rangraliyaan..aaan
madhur madhur sangeet sunaao

gaao rey aey ae ae
gaao rey aey
gaao rey aey ae aey aey aen


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Blog Day :

4991 Post No. : 16885

Today (18 march 2022), the blog had two guest posts so far, and both pertained to Holi. That created some confusion in my mind. I was under the impression that Holika dahan is on the night of 18/19 march and Holi is on 19 march 2022. To add to my confusion, I found out that Railway HQ in Southern Railway, Chennai was open today on 18 march 2022. It turns out that I was out of phase by one day from others. It turns out that even Chennai celebrates holiday today. It is only Southern Railway HQ in Chennai that has decided to work on this day. 🙂

When one looks at the festival category (on the right side of the blog), one finds that the blog has as many as 67 Holi related songs. The second most popular festival is Deepaawali (38 songs) and then Rakhi (24 songs). Looking at the nature of the festivals, it is not very difficult to guess why Holi is the most popular festival for Hind movie makers. It gives then a genuine reason to indulge in a song and dance sequence full of box office hit ingredients, viz color, revelry, two genders dancing together and getting wet thanks to coloured water sprinkled on them from pichkaari.

Even in real life, this festival is popular for similar reasons. And it is popular among trouble makers as well.

On this day, trains remain empty. It is so unlike the occasion of Deepaawali when trains run to full capacity and you cannot have berths in trains. I, not averse to act diferent from the masses, had once (nearly four decades ago)travelled by train on the day of Holi from Jamalpur to Patna and then from Patna to Ranchi. On normal days entering the train itself was a tall order. But on that day, I was perhaps the only occupant of those trains.

With 67 Holi songs under the belt of the blog, some people may feel that we have run out of Holi songs to cover. Nothing can be farther from the truth. There are still lots and lots of Holi songs that are not yet covered in the blog. I have already mentioned it earlier that HOli is the most popular festival among movie makers, and so Holi related songs keep appearing in Hindi movies even today. This genre of song is unlikely to go out of fashion in Hindi movies.

Prakashchandra himself has singlehandedly sent me dozens of Holi realted songs. Moreover, I have discovered some more Holi songs on my own. All these supply of Holi songs will last us for many Holi festivals. 🙂

The Holi song that accompanies this post is from “Banjaarin”(1960). This movie was produced and directed by Ratan KUmar for Ratan Produced by Ratan Kumar for Ratan Pictures, Bombay. The movie had Manhar Desai, Kanchan Kamini (Debutant), Lalita Kumari, Sunder, Indira Bansal, Chetan Kumar, Shree Bhagwan, Dalpat (in triple role), T.N.Sinha, Bagla, Murari, Prayag Dutt, Hari, Kapoor, Polson, Master Papoo, Bela, Paro, Laxminarayan, Rehana, Geeta, Meera etc in it.

The movie had 8 songs in it. Four songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the fifth song from “Banjaarin”(1960). This song is sung by Rafi, Shamshad Begam and chorus. Pt Madhur is the lyricist. Music is composed by Pardesi (or Pardeshi).

The song is picturised as a Holi festivity song on Manhar Desai, Kanchan Kamini, Lalita Kumari Sinha, Indira Bansal etc.

Lyrics of the song and other details were sent by Prakashchandra.

I take this opportunity to wish everyone a (somewhat belated) happy and safe Holi.

Remarks:- It was pointed out by Mr Partha Chanda, our regular visitor with a keen eyae that the same song was discussed under “Janam Janam Ke Phere”(1957) on 5 april 2020. On checking up, that indeed turned out to be the case. On further investigation, it turned out that the song was originally intended for “Janam Janam Ke Phere”(1957), but it could not be accomodated there. Finally this song was included in “Banjaarin”(1960) which had more or less the same starcast as “Janam Janam Ke Phere”(19557) with some changes.

I thank Nahm, our regular contributor, for pointing out this fact. Since this song was composed for “Janam Janam Ke Phere”(1957) so its lyricist is Bharat Vyas and music director is S N Tripathi, unlike other songs of “Banjaarin”(1960) where Pt Madhur is the lyricist and Pardesi is the music director.

I have now replaced the earlier post of 5 april 2020 containing the same song by another Rafi Shamshad Begam duet and penned by the same lyricist (Bharat Vyas).

(colour video link)

audio link:

Song-Aayi mohan milan ki bela (Banjaarin)(1960) Singers-Rafi, Shamshad Begam, Lyrics-Bharat Vyas, MD-S N Tripathi
All chorus

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

ho ghanan ghanan ghan baajey mridang
ghanan ghanan ghan baajey mridang
rey jhanan jhanan jhanan jhankey kang
baajey rey sang
chhaayaa hai rang
dekho jamuna ke tat pe aey ae
jamuna ke tat pe
bansi ke bat pe
natkhat natwar bansi bajaaye
gori chori chori chori chori gopiyon ko bulaaye
koyi idhar se aaye
koyi udhar se aaye
koyi goree goreee goree goree gori
koyi kaaree kaaree kaaree kaaree kaari
koyi saanwari saanwari chhoree..eee
koyi saanwri saanwri chhoree
ho koyi saanwri saanwari chhoree
ho brij mein sohey raadhaa mohan
jaisey chaand chakori
ke chaand chakori
ke chaand chakoree..ee

aayee mohan milan ki belaa..aa
laagaa madhuban mein kaisaa melaa

ho o o
raadhaa bhee naachey
mohan bhi naachey
naache rey gaaon albelaa aaa
aayee mohan milan ki belaa
laagaa madhuban mein kaisaa melaa
ho o o
raadhaa bhee naachey
mohan bhi naachey
naache rey gaaon albelaa
aayee mohan milan ki belaa

koyi bajaaye jhaanjh jhamaajham
koyi bajaaye jhaanjh jhamaajham
koyi bajaaye manjeerey

koyi bajaaye jhaanjh jhamaajham
koyi bajaaye manjeerey

raadhaa jee ke pag mein jhanjhar
jhamak rahee dheerey dheerey
jhamak rahee dheerey dheerey
ho jhamak rahee dheerey dheerey

ho o o raadhaa hai naazuk jaisey chameli
mohan hai jaisey belaa

aayi mohan milan ki belaa
aayi mohan milan ki belaa
laagaa madhuban mein kaisaa melaa
ho o
raadhaa bhee naachey
mohan bhi naachey
naache rey gaaon albelaa
aayee mohan milan ki belaa

baaj rahee hai gwaalaniyon ki
paayaliyaa rey chhoom chhanan
paayaliyaa rey chhoom chhanan
ho
paayaliyaa rey chhoom chhanan
ho baaj rahee hai gwaalaniyon ki
paayaliyaa rey chhoom chhanan
oopar chamkey chaand poonam ka
neechey naachey brindaavan

neechey naachey brindaavan
ho o
neechey naachey brindaavan
ho o o bansee ke bat pe kaalindi tat pe
laagaa hai kaisaa jhamelaa
aayi mohan milan ki belaa
aayi mohan milan ki belaa
laagaa madhuban mein kaisaa melaa
ho o o
raadhaa bhee naachey mohan bhi naachey
naachey rey gaaon albelaa
aayee mohan milan ki belaa


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

Blog Day :

4987 Post No. : 16875

Today’s song is from a ‘1957’ movie namely ‘Janam Janam Ke Phere’.

I have mentioned it in my earlier articles that I had the good fortune of being able to watch many black and white movies in my childhood. Recalling those days is a source of great nostalgia for me. ‘Janam Janam Ke Phere’ is one of those black and white classics that I watched in one of the weekly screening of movies at our colony club where we resided.

Yesterday I was browsing the blog looking for songs composed by S.N. Tripathi. That is when I came across this movie. I was surprised to note that this movie is yet to be ‘Yippeeee’ed’ on the blog. Three songs from the movie are still not covered on the blog.

“Janam Janam Ke Phere-1957’ (alias ‘Sati Annapurna) was directed by Manoo Desai for ‘Mukti Films, Bombay’. It was produced by Subhash Desai.

Manoo Desai also wrote this movie and editing of this movie was done by Kamlakar.

(This movie was passed by Censor Board on 30.05.1957.)

This movie had Nirupa Roy, Manhar Desai, B.M. Vyas, Krishnakumari, S.N. Tripathi, Amar Pande, Amirbai Karnataki, Satish Vyas, Malay Sarkar, Kantakumari, Champaklal, Santosh Kunwar, and others.

Mahipal made a guest appearance in this movie.

This movie had nine songs written by Bharat Vyas and composed by S.N. Tripathi. Lata Mangeshkar, Mohd Rafi, Geeta Dutt and Manna Dey had given their voices to the songs in this movie.

The list of the songs from this movie is as given below (the earlier posts on the blog do not give this list hence I am giving those details in this post)

Sr.No. Song Title Singer/s Posted On
01 Janam janam ke phere …saanjh savere sabko ghere, inse na koyi bache re Rafi, chorus 16.02.2013
02 Tu hai ya nahin bhagwan… kabhi hota bharosa kabhi hota bharam Lata, Rafi, Manna Dey 16.06.2012
03 Bhadak uthhi hai…aaja naag tohe man mein basaa loon Lata Mangeshkar 04.01.2020
04 Chaahe raat barsaat ho… raah se dharam ki hataanewaala kaun Lata Mangeshkar
05 Man ka andhiyaaraa… tan ke tamboore mein do saanson ke taar boley Manna Dey 03.06.2012
06 Rang birangi phoolon ki jhoomein re daaliyaan… kaali kaali ankhiyon ki chhalke re Pyaaliyaan Geeta Dutt, Manna Dey, chorus Being presented today
07 Aatma ki ye … zaraa saamne to aao chhaliye Mohd Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar 25.12.2008
08 Baaj rahi shehnaayi dekho baaj rahi shenaayi Lata Mangeshkar
09 Ghanan ghanan ghan baaje… aayi mohan milan ki bela Shamshad Begum, Mohd Rafi, chorus 05.04.2020

From the above table we can see that this movie had made its debut on the blog on 25.12.2008. The next two songs from this movie were discussed in the year ‘2012’, one song was discussed in ‘2013’. After a long gap, two more songs from this movie were discussed in the year ‘2020’. That is how six songs from this movie have been discussed in a span of 14 years.

T most popular song from this movie was ‘zaraa saamne to aao chhaliye’ and this is also the song permanently associated with this movie’s name in my mind. Other songs of the movie fail to bring similar recollections, though I may have listened to them.

Today 14th March’2022 is the one hundred and nineth birth anniversary of S.N. Tripathi or Shri Nath Tripathi (14 March 1913 – 28 March 1988), the music director of this movie.

S.N. Tripathi also an actor, as well as producer and director of several movies.

Today as a tribute on his birth anniversary I am presenting a song from this movie “Janam Janam Ke Phere”.

Today’s song is sung by Geeta Dutt and Manna Dey. On the screen it is Manhar Desai lip-syncing in Manna Dey’s voice. I guess that the actress lip-syncing in Geeta Dutt’s voice is Krishnakumari. Several other woman artists are also present in the picturisation and they lip sync in the voice of the chorus.

I would request knowledgeable readers to throw more light on the songs in this movie.

Let us enjoy today’s beautiful composition now …

Video


Audio

Song-Rang birange phoolon ki jhoome re daaliyaan (Janam Janam Ke Phere)(1957) Singers-Geeta Dutt, Manna Dey, Lyrics-Bharat Vyas, MD-S N Tripathi
Chorus
Geeta Dutt + Chorus

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

aa aa aa aa
rangbirange phoolon ki
jhoome re daaliyaan
kaali kaali ankhiyon ki
chhalke re pyaaliyaan
rangbirange phoolon ki
jhoome re daaliyaan
kaali kaali ankhiyon ki
chhalke re pyaaliyaan

tu ??
chhode kahaan chalaa re ?
aisi pyaari duniya ko
chhod kahaan chalaa re
rangbirange phoolon ki
jhoomein re daaliyaan

aa aaha aa
aa aaha aa
aa aa aa

haan jeewan hai kaagaz ka tukda
boond pade ghul jaataa
maati ka tan sun mere man
maati mein mil jaataa aa aa
maati mein mil jaataa
rang birange phoolon ko pooja mein daalke
kaali kaali ankhiyon ka deepak ujaar ke
raadha sang kaanha ka raas jahaan
chalaa re
is jhhoothhi duniya ko chhod wahaan chalaa re

rangbirange phoolon ki
jhoomein re daaliyaan

aa aa aa aa aa aa aa aa

jaaoge to jaa naa sakoge
bairaagi chori chori ee
baahon ka bandhan
palkon ka pehraa
chitwan ki hogi dori ee
cham cham cham cham chamke re
kaanon mein baaliyaan
jagamag jagmag damke re
man mein diwaaliyaan
tu pyaare ?? tod kahaan chalaa re
aisi pyaari duniya ko
chhod kahaan chalaa re
rangbirange phoolon ki
jhoome re daaliyaan

aa aa aa aa
ahaa aa
ahaa aa
aa aa aa

aa aa aa aa
jiska prem prabhu se laagaa aa
bhaag hai uskaa jaagaa aa
jisko roop milaa hai uska
usne sab kuchh tyaagaa aa
aa aa aa
usne sab kuchh tyaagaa
chhak chhak piyun main to
raam ras pyaaliyaan
shyam ke bhajan mein
bajaaun main to taaliyaan
raadha sang kaanha ka raas jahaan
chalaa re
is jhhoothhi duniya ko chhod wahaan chalaa re

rangbirange phoolon ki
jhoomein re daaliyaan
kaali kaali ankhiyon ki
chhalke re pyaaliyaan

tu kyun ye kaantaa ?
todke chalaa re ?
aisi pyaari duniya ko
chhod kahaan chalaa re

ho o o raadha sang kaanha ka raas jahaan
chalaa re
is jhhoothhi duniya ko chhod wahaan chalaa re

aisi pyaari duniya ko
chhod kahaan chalaa re
is jhhoothhi duniya ko chhod wahaan chalaa re
ae ae ae ae ae ae ae ae ae ae
o o o o
o o o


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

Blog Day :

4969 Post No. : 16840

Today’s song is from the Film Sewa-1942.

The year 1942 was an year in which the Hindi film industry entered into its ‘ Teens”, from mid-year. By the time its ” Teen age” was over, it bloomed into its adulthood by beginning ” The Golden Period of Hindi film music” from the year 1949, with many musically enchanting films like Barsaat, Andaz, Badi Bahen, Bazaar, Dillagi, Ek this ladki, Dulari, Lahore and many more films.

Indian film industry has always been alive to the happenings in the country and reflects the national problems and important events in our films.1942 was an year when the II World War was on its peak and it had caused a severe food shortage in the world. Italy had made a silent film ‘Greed’ on this issue. Based on it, Mehboob Khan made a film , Roti’ in India. Mehboob was a socialist and a Nehruvian to the core and so his films like,Mother India or Son Of India were made on socialistic principles. In 1942,Ramchandra Thakur also directed one such film,’Gareeb’.

In India, the Congress had started its Quit India movement, but in our Film Industry it was a Quit studio movement. Many well known film artistes, directors, composers and other related staff moved over to new pastures. 1942, in a sense, became an overhauling of the Film industry with so much movement of people. The following activities changed the scenario to a great extent.

1. A group of disgruntled people in Bombay Talkies, comprising of Rai Bahadur Chunilal, Shashadhar Mukherjee, Ashok Kumar, Sawak Vachha and few of their followers left Bombay Talkies, after disagreements with Devika Rani and formed their own outfit – Filmistan.

2. Mehboob Khan separated from National studios and established his own Mehboob Productions. This was also the time when Mehboob and Anil Biswas separated from each other due to some differences.

3. Abdul Rasheed Kardar established his own Kardar studios.

4. V.Shantaram, along with his team left Prabhat- an institution which he established and made a famous one by his directorial contribution. He first joined Films division and then started his own Raj Kamal Kala Mandir.

5. Wadia Movietone split and the brothers separated. While JBH Wadia, the elder brother, wanted that their company should start making only Social films now, the younger Homi Wadia wanted to continue with Stunt and Action films. He started his own Basant Pictures. Wadia’s star performer Fearless Nadia went with Homi Wadia, whom she married a few years later.

6. Calcutta’s New Theatres started showing signs of disintegration and Debki Bose,P C Barua etc left the New Theatres. Debaki Bose made ‘ Apna Ghar’ in Bombay. K L Saigal left New Theatres to do films in Bombay . He did Ranjit’s’ Bhakta Surdas’ and ‘ Bhanwra’. He of course went back to Calcutta to do a few more films,before coming back to Bombay for Shahjehan and Pawana. He did not/could not go back to Calcutta,as he died after Parwana-47. Saigal, while recording the song “ Nainheen ko raah dikha” in Bhakta Surdas, did 14 retakes in recordings. His younger brother Mohan Saigal acted as Shri krishna in this film and he is heard saying” Surdas ji” in the song Nis Din barsat Nain hamare.

7. Composer Vasant Desai did his first independent film ” Shobha” as a Music Director.

8. C Ramchandra did his first Hindi film as a composer- Sukhi Jeevan.

9. Ninu Mujumdar became MD with the film Black Out.

10. Kamal Dasgupta started his Hindi film career with the film Jawab.

11. Lyricist Ramesh Gupta started with the film Awaz.

12. Lyricist Qamar Jalalabadi started with Zamindar.

13. Suraiya entered the Playback with songs in Nai Duniya and Sharda.

14. Hemant Kumar sang his first Hindi song in the film Meenakshi-42.

15. Manna Dey first sang a Hindi song in the film Tamanna.

16. Jagmohan Sursagar sang in the first Hindi film-Bhakta Kabir.

17. Nurjahan sang her first Hindi film songs in film Khandan-42, in Lahore.

18. Bharat Bhushan’s first film in a leading role was Bhakt Kabir.

19. Madhubala started as Baby Mumtaz in film Basant

From Lahore Dalsukh Pancholi repeated his magic with ‘ Khandaan’-42. This time it was Noorjehan who shook the industry with her songs under Ghulam Haider. Films like Bhakt Kabir,Bhakta Surdas, and Bharat Milap kept the Mythology/religious films in limelight. New Theatres,Prabhat,Bombay Talkies etc all brought excellent films in 1942. Barring Bhakta Surdas,Roti and Khandan,there was not much competition to Naushad’s Station Master-42 ,in music.Its music became quite popular and the film celebrated Silver Jubilee. Naushad tasted success for the first time in his career in 1942 and 2 of his 3 films in the year celebrated Silver Jubilees. The other film was Nai Duniya-42.

Let us take a look at some important films of 1942….

Film Barat had music by Ratanlal-brother of Khemchand Prakash and himself as Khemraj.

Film Basant- though it has the name of Pannalal Ghosh as MD, as per HFGK, all the songs were composed by Anil Biswas (because he was still under contract with National Studios) and Ghosh had only done Orchestration and background music.

Bhakta Kabir had music by Himangshu Dutt- the first title holder of “Sursagar”.

Bhakta Surdas- Gyan Dutt gave 15 hit songs of Saigal and Khursheed. In this film Khursheed sang equally well with Saigal.

Bharat Milap- First film in which Prem Adib and Shobhana Samarth did the roles of Shri Ram and Seeta, which made them famous all over India.

Chauranghee- the only Hindi film for which Kazi nasrul islam gave music and wrote songs too. It was his debut film. Also Debut for Hanuman prasad Sharma as Md and S.Fazli as Director.

Dus Baje- Debut of Baby Shakuntala.

Iqrar- Last film of actress Madhuri (Beryl Classen). Master Vithal-a professional singer from Sholapur sang his only song in a Hindi film.( not the actor)

Jawab- all songs popular, especially kanan devi’s ” Ye duniya Toofan mail”.

Khandan- Entry of Nur jahan, from Lahore. All her songs are popular.

Muqabala- First Talkie film with double role of Heroine- Nadia. Babhubhai Mistri’s magic in trick scenes.

Nai Duniya- Suraiy’s first song in Hindi film.

Roti- Begum Akhtar’s role and 6 songs.

Savera- First film of Arun Ahuja and Nirmala Devi.

Sharada- Naushad gives good songs.

Station Master- Hit film with songs.

Zamindar- Shanta Apte goes to Lahore all the way

All in all, the year 1942 was an eventful year for the industry. Indian audiences enjoyed a variety of Genres in film offerings and a feast of Naushad’s songs, Bhajans and New artistes.

Film Sewa-1942 was a social film made by Ashok pictures. It was directed by Dhirubhai Desai – a director from the silent era, who was famous for directing mainly B grade mythological films and occasionally a few social films The Lyricist was J C Kapur and the music was by S N Tripathi (11 songs) and Biri singh Dukha (2 songs). The film cast had Zahoor raja, Radharani, Shanta, A. Kabuli, Hadi, Shyamsundar, Anwari and few others.

Abdul Rehman Kabuli was from Afghanistan. An expert stage artiste, he had his own Drama Company-Elphinstone Theatre Company in Bombay. He sold the company, went to Calcutta and joined Madon Theatres/studios as an actor and director. He first acted in Shirin Farhad-31, Indrasabha-32,Guluru Zarina-32, Zahri saanp-33 etc etc, in all 40 films, both at Calcutta and Bombay, in the early era. Further he directed 12 films, starting with Shravan Kumar-32 up to Veer Bala-38. He wrote 55 songs in 6 films and sang 15 songs in 7 films. After Partition, he returned to his native country.

There is one odd name in the cast of this film- Hadi. His full name was S.M.Mohammad Hadi. He was also known as Master Hadi, due to his knowledge of Music and singing. In early Talkie films, he gave music to films, singly and with other composers and also sang songs. But mainly, he was an actor from the Silent era.
No wonder he was seen in some films of the First year of Talkie films of 1931, like Draupadi, in which he had played the role of Shakuni. He sang 3 songs also. He was seen in other films like Abu hasan-31, and Daulat ka Nasha-31( he was one of the MDs). His acting in saubhagya Sundari-33 and Sulochana -33 was much appreciated. He is estimated to have acted in about 40 films till 1947.

He sang 21 songs in 9 films- Draupadi-31, Daulat ka nasha-31, Anangsena-31, Madhuri-32, Aaj Kal-34, Stree Dharma-35, Karvaan-E-Husn-35, Bombshell-35 and Birbal ki Beti-35.

Here is a song sung by Zahoor Raja, unknown male and female voices and Chorus. From the lyrics of the songs it looks like that the film dealt with some labour problem. The song is provided by Abhay Jain ji from US and uploaded by Sadanand Kamath ji. Thanks to both.


Song- Mazdoor mazdoor mazdoor hain shaan is duniya ki (Sewa)(1942) Singers-Zahur Raja, Unknown male voice, Unknown female voice,
Lyricist- J.C.Kapoor, MD- S N Tripathi
Chorus

Lyrics

Mazdoor mazdoor
mazdoor hain shaan is duniya ke
Mazdoor mazdoor
mazdoor hain shaan is duniya ki

mazdoor hain aan is duniya ki
mazdoor hain aan is duniya ki
mazdoor chalaate hain duniya
mazdoor chalaate hain duniya

mazdoor hain jaan is duniya ki
mazdoor hain jaan is duniya ki

Mazdoor mazdoor
mazdoor hain shaan is duniya ki
Mazdoor mazdoor

mitti ko jab haath lagaaye
mitti bhi sona ban jaaye
mitti ko jab haath lagaaye
mitti bhi sona ban jaaye

apne tan ka tel bahaaye
apne tan ka tel bahaaye
khud dekhe duniya ko khilaaye
khud dekhe duniya ko khilaaye
Mazdoor mazdoor
mazdoor hain shaan is duniya ki
Mazdoor mazdoor

Dariya cheeren nahar bahaayen
Dariya cheeren nahar bahaayen
raaton mein
raaton mein hum mahal banaayen
raaton mein
raaton mein hum mahal banaayen

jaan ganwaayen shaan badhaayen
jaan ganwaayen shaan badhaayen
jag ki bala se hum mar jaayen
jag ki bala se hum mar jaayen
Mazdoor mazdoor
mazdoor hain shaan is duniya ki
Mazdoor mazdoor

saare jag ki laaj
saare jag ki laaj tumhi ho
Bharat ke sartaaj tumhi ho

tumko apnaayegi duniya
tumko apnaayegi duniya
sar pe bithhlaayegi duniya
sar pe bithhlaayegi duniya
Mazdoor mazdoor
mazdoor hain shaan is duniya ki
Mazdoor


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4958 Post No. : 16827

“Do Aadmi”(1960) was directed by Dwarka Khosla for Vikas Productions, Bombay. The movie had Jairaj, Shashikala, Jeewankala, Kammo, Rammurthy, Eruch Tarapore, Lamanrao, Jagdish Kamal, Shiv Dutt, Sayyad, Daya Devi, Meera Parel etc in it.

The movie had five female solo songs in it. The five songs were sung by five different female singers !

Three songs have been covered in the past. Here is the fourth song from the movie to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. Prem Dhawan is the lyricist. Music is composed by S N Tripathi.

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


Song-Jaagi saari saari ratiyaan (Do Aadmi)(1960) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Prem Dhawan, MD- S N Tripathi

Lyrics

Jaagi saari saari ratiyaan
Jaagi saari saari ratiyaan
piya main to tere pyaar ki maari
Jaagi saari saari ratiyaan

kabhi aahen bhari
kabhi aansoo piye
kabhi aahen bhari
kabhi aansoo piye
jee jee ke mare
mar mar ke jiye
jee jee ke mare
mar mar ke jiye
kya kya na kiya
haaye tere liye
kya kya na kiya
haaye tere liye
toone kadar na jaani hamaari ee
Jaagi saari saari ratiyaan
Jaagi saari saari ratiyaan
piya main to tere pyaar ki maari
Jaagi saari saari ratiyaan

mere dil ki lagi tum jaa bhi lo
mere dil ki lagi tum jaa bhi lo
ab dard mera pehchaan bhi lo
ab dard mera pehchaan bhi lo
ab apna mujhe tum maan bhi lo
ab apna mujhe tum maan bhi lo
abhi hoon main piyaa hoon tumhaari
Jaagi saari saari ratiyaan
Jaagi saari saari ratiyaan
piya main to tere pyaar ki maari ee ee
Jaagi saari saari ratiyaan
Jaagi saari saari ratiyaan
aaan aaan aaaaan
aaan aaan aaan aaaan
aaan aaan aaan aaaaan
aaan aaan aaan aaaaan
aaan aaan aaaan aaaaan
Jaagi saari saari
Jaagi saari saari
Jaagi saari saari ratiyaan


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Blog Day :

4890 Post No. : 16688

“Laal Quila”(1960) was produced by H L Khanna and directed by Nanabhai Bhatt for H L K Productions. The movie had Nirupa Roy, Jairaj, Helen, Tiwari, Kumar, Kamal Kapoor, Rajan Haksar, Ram Singh, Altaf, Rajan Kapoor, Sundar, Shammi, Mridula, Ratnamala, Sheila Vaz, D Babulal, B M Vyas etc in it.

The movie had seven songs in it. Six songs have been covered so far.

Here are the details of the songs that have been covered so far :-

Blog post number Song Date of posting Singer(s)
442 Na kisi ki aankh ka noor hoon 25 December 2008 Rafi
1484 Pyaara pyaara sa samaa 22 June 2009 Lata Mangeshkar
7262 Lagta nahin hai dil mera ujde dayaar mein 27 December 2012 Rafi
11721 Jaa re Gokul ke natkhat chor 1 January 2016 Lata Mangeshkar, Rafi
14363 O jaane waale mera jeewan tere hawaale 26 May 2018 Lata Mangeshkar
15538 Jhinchak jhinchak jhin chakaachak pyaar karo 14 April 2020 Rafi, Shamshad Begam

The seventh an final song from the movie is chronologically the first song of the movie. The song gets played as a background song as the movie credits appear on the screen.

The song is sung by Rafi. Bharat Vyas is the lyricist. Music is composed by S N Tripathi.

With this song, all the seven songs of “Laal Quila”(1960) have been covered in the blog. The movie thus joins the list of movies that have been YIPPEED in the blog.


Song-Jaan hatheli par le kar phirte hain ye matwaale (Laal Quila)(1960) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Bharat Vyas, MD-S N Tripathi
Chorus

Lyrics

shaheedo ki mazaro par
lagenge har baras mele
haan aan watan par marne waalon ka
yahi naamo nishaan hoga
yahi naamo nishaan hoga

mat bhoolo itihaas puraana
mat bhoolo praacheen kahaani
laal khoon se likhi huyi hai
laal quile ki laal kahaani

jaan hatheli par lekar
phirte hain ye matwaale
jaan hatheli par lekar
phirte hain ye matwaale
chamkenge ban ke sitaare
ye apne watan pe marne waale
watan pe marne waale
apne watan pe marne waale

jo rakhte hain fauladi jigar
o o o o
dushman ke aage jhukte nahin ee
chattaanon se takkar lete hain aen aen
toofaanon se aage rukte nahin
jo sar se udaate hain goli
jo sar se udaate hain goli
taanke (??) hataate hain bhaale
chamkege banke sitaare
ye apne watan pe marne waale
chamkege banke sitaare
ye apne watan pe marne waale

watan pe marne waale
apne watan pe marne waale


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Blog Day :

4876 Post No. : 16671

“Roopkumari”(1956) was produced by Chimanlal Trivedi and directed by Manibhai Vyas for Chitrabharti, Bombay. The movie had Shakila, Mahipal, Chandrashekhar, Tiwari, Maruti, Kamal, Ratnamala, Krishnakumari, Moni Chatterjee, Roopmala, Jankidas, Ramesh Thakur, Jagdish, Dubey etc in it.

This movie had seven songs in it. Three songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the fourth song from “Roopkumari”(1956) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. B D Mishra is the lyricist. Music is composed by S N Tripathi.

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


Song-Aao pardesi mere dwaar (Roopkumari)(1956) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-B D Mishra, MD-S N Tripathi

Lyrics

Aao pardesi mere dwaar
Aao pardesi mere dwaar
tumhaare binaa saara sansaar soona laage
tumhaare binaa saara sansaar soona laage
dhoondhhoon main tohe dwaar dwaar
tumhaare binaa saara sansaar soona laage
tumhaare binaa saara sansaar soona laage

dukh ka ik toofaan uthhaa hai
chhaaya hai andhiyaara
beech bhanwar meri naav phansi hai
aaye na khewanhaara
ab koi na khewanhaara
tooti aashaa ki patwaar
tumhaare binaa saara sansaar soona laage
tumhaare binaa saara sansaar soona laage
o o pardesi

jag saara hai sukh ka saathhi
wo dukh kya pehchaane
birhan ka dukh birhan jaane
aur na koi jaane
dukh aur na koi jaane
eena hua hai dushwaar
tumhaare binaa saara sansaar soona laage
tumhaare binaa saara sansaar soona laage
o o pardesi


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Blog Day :

4870 Post No. : 16664

“Jaadugar Daaku”(1962) was directed by Chandrakant for Joy Films, Bombay. This movie had Jairaj, Jabeen, Maruti, Bela Bose, Madhumati, Ram Mohan, Samson, Babu Raje, Shree Bhagwan, Helen, Tiwari, Tuntun, Ratnamala, Mridula, Uma, Anwari Bai, Moolchand, Dubey, Ajeet, Ghani, Mohammad ali, Babubhai, arvind, Mulla, Pahalwan etc in it.

The movie had six songs in it. Two song is covered in the past.

Here is the third song from “Jaadugar Daaku”(1962) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Rafi. Prem Dhawan is the lyricist. music is composed by S N Tripathi.

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


Song-Idhar bhi haseen hain udhar bhi haseen hain (Jaadugar Daaku)(1962) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Prem Dhawan, MD-S N Tripathi
Female Chorus

Lyrics

illaahi kaisi kaisi sooraten toone banaayi hain
ke har soorat
aah
kaleje se laga lene ke kaabil hai
idhar bhi haseen hain
udhar bhi haseen hain
idhar bhi haseen hain
udhar bhi haseen hain
kya meri kismat mein koi bhi nahin
nahin ji nahin ji nahin ji nahin

haaye
humen bhi yaaron koi to mil jaata
humen bhi yaaron koi to mil jaata
hamaare dil ka guncha bhi khil jaata
khil jaata khil jaata khil jaata
idhar bhi haseen hain
udhar bhi haseen hain

kya meri kismat mein koi bhi nahin
nahin ji nahin ji nahin ji nahin

haaye
hey hey heyhey
hehehehe
hey hey heyhey
hehehehe

arey hum bhi kisi ka haath pakad ke
apne dil par dhar lete
paas bitha ke aankh mila ke
pyaar ki baaten kar lete
ho o o
daal gale mein zulf ka phanda
jeete ji hum mar lete
dekh ke aise pyaar ka jalwa
sabka kaleja hil jaata
hil jaata hil jaata hil jaata
humen bhi yaaron
koi to mil jaata
hamare dil ka guncha bhi khil jaata
khil jaata khil jaata khil jaata
idhar bhi haseen hain
udhar bhi haseen hain

kya meri kismat me koi bhi nahin
nahin ji nahin ji nahin ji nahin

haaye
bhai meri soorat pe na jaao
upar se hi kaala hoo
jaakar meri maa se poochho
kiske ghar ka ujaala hoon oon oon oon
dekho mere dil mein aakar
main kitna dilwaala hoon
haan
itna samajh mein aa jaata to
kiska na mujh pe dil jaata
dil jaata dil jaata dil jaata
humen bhi yaaron koi to mil jaata
hamaare dil ka guncha bhi khil jaata
khil jaata khil jaata khil jaata
idhar bhi haseen hain
udhar bhi haseen hain

kya meri kismat mein koi bhi nahin
nahin ji nahin ji nahin ji nahin
haaye


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Blog Day :

4859 Post No. : 16649

“Naag Devta”(1962) was directed by Shantilal Soni for Vinod Films, Bombay. This “pauraanik” movie had Anjali Devi, Mahipal, Shashikala, B M Vyas,Niranjan Sharma, Vishwas Kunte, Anant Tiwari,Poonam Kapoor, Leela Chitnis etc in it.

“Naag Devta”(1962) had seven songs in it. Two songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the third song from “Naag Devta”(1962) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Suman Kalyanpur, Kamal Barot and chorus.

The song is picturised on Anjali Devi (singing in the voice of Suman Kalyanpur). Another lady (whom I am unable to identify) plays her saheli and lip syncs in the voice of Kamal Barot. I request our knowledgeable readers to help identify her.

Qamar Jalalabadi is the lyricist. Music is composed by S N Tripathi.

Audio

Video

Song-Abhi aaye nahin dil dhadakne laga (Naag Devta)(1962) Singers-Suman Kalyanpur, Kamal Barot, Lyrics-Qamar Jalalabadi, MD-S N Tripathi
Chorus

Lyrics

aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
o o o

hahahaha
hahahaha

abhi aaye nahin dil dhadakne laga
abhi aaye nahin dil dhadakne laga
jab aaye sajanva to kya hoga
jab aaye sajanva to kya hoga
abhi aaye nahin dil dhadakne laga
abhi aaye nahin dil dhadakne laga
aankh jhuk jaayegi saans ruk jaayegi
aankh jhuk jaayegi saans ruk jaayegi
aur ham kya bataayen ki kya hoga
aji kya hoga
abhi aaye nahin dil dhadakne laga
abhi aaye nahin dil dhadakne laga

mere nainon mein saajan samaaya
aaha
mere nainon mein saajan samaaya
oho
jaise paani mein chanda ki chhaaya
o jaise paani mein chanda ki chhaaya
muskuraaye nahin aur bahaar aa gayi
muskuraye sajanva to kya hoga
aji kya hoga
phool khil jaayenge nain mil jaayenge
phool khil jaayenge nain mil jaayenge
aur ham kya baataayen ki kya hoga
aji kya hoga

abhi aaye nahin dil dhadakne laga
abhi aaye nahin dil dhadakne laga
jab aaye sajanwa to kya hoga
jab aaye sajanwa to kya hoga
abhi aaye nahin dil dhadakne laga
dil dhadakne laga
dil dhadakne laga
dil dhadakne laga
dil dhadakne laga


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Blog Day :

4846 Post No. : 16634

The song, tum jo aao to pyaar aa jaaye zindagi mein bahaar aa jaaye was from a ‘B’ grade film, ‘Sakhi Robin’ (1962) sung by Manna Dey and Suman Kalyanpur. The song was written by a then struggling lyricist, Yogesh Gaud which was set to music by Robin Banerjee who was trying to establish himself as the music director in Hindi films but did not succeed. If this song was to appear in an ‘A’ grade film, probably this duet would have been sung by Mohammed Rafi or Mukesh with Lata Mangeshkar. Another popular song, na jaane kahaan tum thhe na jaane kahaan ham thhe from ‘Zindagi Aur Khwaab’ (1961) was sung by Manna Dey with Suman Kalyanpur set to music by Dattaram who was also trying his best to graduate from assistant to Shankar-Jaikishan to an independent music director since 1957.

Personally, I was very happy that these two romantic songs were sung by Manna Dey with Suman Kalyanpur as they broke the monotony of our ears getting flooded with the familiar voices of the topmost male and female playback singers of that time. These two songs became popular as they were regularly played on Vivid Bharati.

What made me to remember these two songs is the 8th Remembrance Day of Manna Dey today, October 24, 2021. It is Manna Dey’s bad luck that his singing versatilities could not be fully exploited by the music directors. He could not become the mainstream playback singer as his contemporary playback singers, Mohammed Rafi, Mukesh, Talat Mehmood and later Kishore Kumar were preferred by producers, directors and actors. Nonetheless, Manna Dey who commenced his playback singing career in Hindi films in 1942 continued to sing until 1990s – a period of 5 decades during which he sang close to 1375 songs in diverse genres in Hindi films and composed songs as a music director for 15 Hindi films.

Probodh Chandra Dey, known by his pet name, Manna Dey (01/05/1919 – 24/10/2013) had the initial training in music from his uncle, K C Dey. When K C Day decided to shift to Mumbai in the early 1942 on the invitation of Chimanlal Trivedi of Laxmi Productions, Manna Dey accompanied him to assist him both in his filmy career as a music director as well as to look after his uncle who was blind. It was K C Dey, who gave Manna Dey his debut song, a duet with Suraiya, jaago aayi usha panchhi bole jaago in ‘Tamanna’ (1942). Neither the songs nor the film created any ripple on the box office front. He also got opportunity to sing three songs in ‘Ram Rajya’ (1943) which was first offerred to K C Dey but declined the offer by saying that he sang only his self-composed songs.

While Manna Dey continued to assist K C Dey, he was entrusted to Ustad Aman Ali Khan of Bhendi Bazar Gharana by his uncle to get him trained as a vocalist in Hindustani classical music. He also took training in learning Urdu to improve his diction. In 1946, K C Dey returned to Kolkata after which Manna Dey assisted music directors Hari Prasanna Das, Khemchand Prakash and S D Burman. Somehow, he detested the work of music direction and instead concentrated on playback singing.

Manna Dey started his playback singing career at a time when Mukesh had started his career as a singer-actor in 1941 followed by Mohammed Rafi in 1944. It would be interesting to know as to how they fared in their initial play-back singing career in the 1940s. As I expected, Mohammed Rafi topped among them with around 325 songs, followed by Mukesh (around 160 songs). Manna Dey came a distant third with around 60 songs only. It was apparent that Manna Dey getting branded as a specialist in classical singing and singing for character actors in the genre of prayer or philosophical songs, had affected his playback singing output significantly.

In the 1950s also, Manna Dey was not yet in the reckoning as one of the main playback singers for the lead actors. The producers/distributors of the films preferred Mohammed Rafi, Mukesh, and Talat Mehmood in that order. Manna Dey would get the chance to sing for the lead actors only if the song was based on a classical raagas. Even in other genres of songs, he got only limited opportunity to sing for the lead actors.

In one of his interviews, Manna Dey had revealed that sometime in 1954, he had contemplated to quit the Hindi film industry out of the frustration of not getting opportunity to sing for the lead actors and also in diverse genres. It was his wife, Sulochana Kumaran who encouraged him to give up the defeatist attitude and prove that he could sing any type of songs.

A major opportunity came to Manna Dey in the film ‘Shri 420’ (1954) when Mukesh after singing two songs for Raj Kapoor excused himself from singing more songs as he had signed a contract with the producer of ‘Maashooqa’ (1953) which prohibited him singing in other films until the release of the film. This gave opportunity for Manna Dey as he was chosen to sing for Raj Kapoor for 3 remaining songs. He also sang for Raj Kapoor in ‘Chori Chori’ (1956) and in ‘Parvarish’ (1958). All these songs became very popular. With these success, Shankar-Jaikishan got confidence to make Manna Dey sing 4 songs for Shammi Kapoor in ‘Ujjala’ (1959). But thereafter it was back to square one as in the 1960s, producers and actors preferred Mohammed Rafi and Mukesh over Manna Dey.

Probably, to prove his point that he could sing any genre of songs, in the 1960-70s, he sang a few beautiful non-film songs of the diverse genre such as nazaaron mein ho tum khayaalon mein ho tum, ye aawaara raaten ye khoyi si baaten, ‘nathhili se toota moti re’, ‘saawan ke rimjhim mein thirak thirak naache’ and many more.

In the 1960s, Manna Dey sang diverse types of songs some of which were not to his likings. But he accepted such songs to prove a point that he could sing any genre of Hindi films songs. Since he was regarded as a specialist in classical rendition, some music directors started using his classical rendition in the comical situations. For instance, he sang a Bhairavi thumri, arre hato kaahe ko jhoothhi banaao batiyaan in ‘Manzil’ (1960) which was made very famous by Ustad Faiyyaz Khan. In the similar situation, Manna Dey also rendered phool gendwa na maaro in ‘Dooj Ka Chaand’ (1964). He was also the main voice in one of landmark qawwalis of Hindi films, na to kaarwaan ki talaash hai in ‘Barsaat Ki Raat’ (1960).

Manna Dey also sang fun songs mostly for Mehmood in the 1960s like main tere pyaar mein kya kya na bana dilbar in ‘Ziddi’ (1964), aao twist karen jaag uthha mausam in ‘Bhoot Bangla’ (1965), o meri maina maan le mera kehna in ‘Pyaar Kiye Jaa’ (1966) and the iconic song, ek chatur naar kar ke singaar in ‘Padosan’ (1968).

Despite Manna Dey proving himself to be a versatile singer, he never got his dues that he deserved from Hindi film industry. From his interviews most of which he gave after he took the ‘self-imposed exile’ from Hindi film industry in the 1990s, his frustration about the way he was treated by Hindi film industry is quite apparent. In his interviews, Manna Dey gave a few instances where producers openly said their preference for Mukesh in front of him for the songs he was to sing. Fortunately, in most such cases, the concerned music directors stood for him. One such instance which Manna Dey did not reveal openly but shared with Pulak Bandyopadhyay, the lyricist for Bangla films and non-films songs:

When Manna Dey was rehearsing the song, tere naina talaash karen from ‘Talaash’ (1969) with S D Burman in his music room, O P Ralhan, the producer-director of the film walked in and listened to the song. In the presence of Manna Dey, O P Ralhan asked Burmanda as to why not Mukesh sing. Burmanda replied that Mukesh can not sing this song. O P Ralhan’s repartee to Burmanda was that why did he compose song which could not be sung by Mukesh ? Burmanda lost his cool and told O P Ralhan that if he wants S D Buirman’s music for ‘Talaash’, this song will have this tune and it would be sung by Manna Dey only. If he does not like this arrangement, he can look for another music director. O P Ralhan retreated from his stand. On the day of celebration of the silver jubilee of the film, O P Ralhan said ‘S D Burman Saab, you are our Dada – our eternal Dada’ [from Pulak Bandyopadhyay’s autobiography in Bengali ‘Kathay Kathay Raat Hoye Jay’ quoted in ‘S D Burman – The World of His Music’ by Khagesh Dev Burman (2013)].

Probably, Manna Dey lacked the ‘glamour’ quotient which his contemporaries, Mohammed Rafi, Mukesh, Talat Mehmood and later Kishore Kumar had due to their large and strong fan-followings many of them could turn out to be the ‘fanatic’ fans. A large fan-following drives the box office demand for a playback singer. Nonetheless, Manna Dey has left with us scores of his immortal songs as a proof of his versatility to cherish his memory.

On the occasion of 8th Remembrance Day of Manna Dey, I have selected one of his trade mark semi-classical songs, ‘man bhaawan sangeet suhaawan’ which is the only remaining song from ‘Chandramukhi’ (1960) to be covered on the Blog. The song was written by Bharat Vyas which was set to music by S N Tripathi.

‘Chandramukhi’ (1960) had 8 songs of which 7 songs have been covered on the Blog as under:

Songs Date of Posting Singers
Nain ka chain churaakar le gayi 29/03/2010 Mukesh
Aaj rituon ka raaja aaya 18/04/2011 Rafi-Suman Kalyanpur
Tera man mera man miley preet yoon khile 20/05/2012 Lata-Mukesh
Nadi kinaare koi pukaare 09/12/2012 Geeta Dutt-Rafi
Nainon se nainon ki baat huyi 08/02/2013 Lata
Chaandni jhilmil kare taaron bhari ye raat hai 03/12/2016 Sudha Malhotra-Lata
Bas gayi hai aankhon mein 18/12/2020 Manna Dey-Suman Kalyanpur

With the last song being covered now, all the songs of ‘Chandramukhi’ (1960) have been covered on the Blog.

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Note: The information used in this article on the life sketch of Manna Dey has been taken from his interviews which appeared on print as well as electronic media.

Audio Clip:

Song-Manbhaawan sangeet suhaawan (Chandramukhi)(1960) Singer-Manna Dey, Lyrics-Bharat Vyas, MD-S N Tripathi
Chorus

Lyrics

O…….m

man bhaawan sangeet suhaawan
man bhaawan sangeet suhaawan
madhur madhur madhu been bajaawan
sa ma ma ga dha
pa ma dha ri
sa ni dh pa ma ga ri sa
man bhaawan sangeet suhaawan

aadi bramah lay sur upjaaye ae ae ae
aa aa aa aa aa aa
aadi bramah lay sur upjaaye
sapta suran ke haath sajaaye
mahaguni Naarad ne apni
veena par kiske gun gaa..ye
man bhaawan sangeet suhaawan

saraswati ki taan sureeli
sunkar dharti dol uthhe
aaaaa
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aaa
saraswati ki taan sureeli
sunkar dharti dol uthhe
jan jan ki sangeet sudha se
dason dishaayen bol uthhe
ma…aa
ma ma dha
ni re gaa re gaa re saa
ni re saa
paa ni saa

jal thhal dole ambar dole
dhara kaa kan kan bol uthe
mahadev kaa maharaag sun
sheshnaag bhi dol uthhe

[Tabla notations recited by
Manna Dey and an unidentified male voice]

aa aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aaa
aa aa aa aaa
aa aa aa aaa
man bhaawan sangeet suhaawan
man bhaawan sangeet suhaawan


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