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Blog Day :

4994 Post No. : 16889

“Mera Ghar Mere Bachche”(1960) was produced and directed by Sohrab Modi for Minerva Movietone, Bombay. The movie had Sohrab Modi, Sulochana Latkar, Sudesh Kumar, Kumari Naaz, Daisy Irani, Charlie, Nana Palsikar, Subi Raj, Bal Raaj, Saadat Ali, Sadhana Chowdhary, Kavita, Jilani, Ketki, Polson, Avtar Singh, Devchand, Razia, Ghulam Mohiuddin, Mohan Jerry etc.

The movie had 9 songs in it. Eight songs have been covered so far.

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

Blog post number Song Date of post Singer (s)
1969 Bahaaron se poochho mere pyaar ko tum 22 September 2009 Mukhesh, Suman Kalyanpur
2904 Dil mera naache thunak thunak 4 September 2010 Rafi, Suman Kalyanpur, Sita Agrawal
5623 Chanda ke desh mein rehti ek raani 11 March 2012 Mukesh
12169 Wo hi oodi oodi ghataayen hain 1 July 2016 Mukesh
13347 Zulm bhi karte hain aur kehte hain ke fariyaad na kar 19 June 2017 Suman Kalyanpur, Rafi
15863 Peena haraam hai to nigaahen milaa ke pee 4 September 2020 Asha Bhonsle
16050 Le lo jee paanch paanch aane 19 November 2020 Rafi
16870 Galiyaan hain gulzaar yaar aaya karo 11 March 2022 Asha Bhonsle

Here is the ninth and final song from “Mera Ghar Mere Bachche”(1960) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Rafi and chorus. Hasrat Jaipuri is the lyricist. Music is composed by Sardar Malik.

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

Editor’s note:-Prakashchandra has provided the video link, where some additional stanzas are available that are not there in audio link. On the other hand, a couple of stanzas in the adio link are missing in the video link.

The picturisation shows Sudesh Kumar singing this inspirational song to fellow mazdoors in a “saathi haath badhaana” manner which was a popular kind of song in Hindi movies of those days.

With this song, all the songs of “Mera Ghar Mere Bachche”(1960) have been covered in the blog. With it, the movie joins the list of movies that have been YIPPEED in the blog.

Video (Longer)

Audio (shorter)

Song-Chaahe koi zor lagaa le (Mera Ghar Mere Bachche)(1960) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Hasrat Jaipuri, MD-Sardar Malik

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

zor haqumat paisa rupaiyyaa..aaa
kuchh bhi kaam na aaye ae ae
arrey tan mein mannkee been bajey to o
kaam safal ho jaaye aey ae
(crowd cheering sound)

aa aa aa aa aa
chaahe koi zor laga le
chaahe koi zar(??) laga le
chaahe koi zor laga le
chaahe koi zar(??) laga le
taal bina bejaan hai jeewan
kaam na ban’ne waale
chaahe koi zor laga le
chaahe koi zar(??) laga le
chaahe koi zor laga le
chaahe koi zar(??) laga le
taal bina bejaan hai jeewan
kaam na ban’ne waale
chaahe koi zor lagaale

o ho o o
o ho o o
o o o

saat suron ke saaton raja
josh mein jis dum aaye ae
aa aaa aaa
aaa aaa aaa

saat suron ke saaton raja
josh mein jis dum aaye ae
pathhar pe bagiyaa lehraa dey
mahal khadey ho jaayein
baajey nagaadaa
himmat aaye ae
baajey nagaadaa
himmat aaye
kaam karein dil waaley aey
kaam karein dil waaley
chaahe koi zor laga le
chaahe koi zar(??) laga le
chaahe koi zor laga le
chaahe koi zar(??) laga le
taal bina bejaan hai jeewan
kaam na ban’ne waale
chaahe koi zor laga le

o ho o o ho o o ho o o
aa aaaa aa aaaa
mazdooron ne taaj banaayaa
mehnat ke gun gaayein aen
aaa aaa aa aaa aaa
o ho o o ho o ho
mazdooron ne taaj banaayaa
mehnat ke gun gaayein aen
khoon paseenaa ek karein hum
pul nadiyon pe banaayein
haath hamaarey ae ae
chalti machine aen aen
haath hamaarey ae ae
chalti machiney
kabhi na thakn`ey waaley
kabhi na thakkn`ey waaley
chaahe koi zor laga le
chaahe koi zar(??) laga le
chaahe koi zor laga le
chaahe koi zar(??) laga le
taal bina bejaan hai jeewan
kaam na ban’ne waale
chaahe koi zor laga le

————-Only in audio link——
sun ke bigul ko jaagen sipahi
maidaan mein ban thhan aayen
sun ke bigul ko jaagen sipahi
maidaan mein ban thhan aayen
neele gagan par gaad de jhanda
gairon ko peechhe hataayen
taal ki masti aisi masti
taal ki masti aisi masti
chalte hain fauj rasaale
chalte hain fauj rasaale
chaahe koi zor laga le
chahe koi ?? lagale
chaahe koi zor laga le
chahe koi ?? lagale
taal bina bejaan hai jeewan
kaam na ban’ne waale
chaahe koi zor laga le

ho ho ho ho ho
aa aa aa aa aa

dil ka taara lay se bhara hai
saath mein hai sangeet
aa aa aa aa aa aa
dil ka taara lay se bhara hai
saath mein hai sangeet
lay jo toote duniya chhoote
ga na sake koi geet
lay se hamaari ee
hasti hai zinda
lay se hamaari hasti hai zinda
maanenge duniyaa waale
maanenge duniyaa waale
chaahe koi zor laga le
chaahe koi ?? laga le
chaahe koi zor laga le
chaahe koi ?? laga le
taal bina bejaan hai jeewan
kaam na ban’ne waale
chaahe koi zor laga le
chaahe koi ?? laga le
taal bina bejaan hai jeewan
kaam na ban’ne waale
chaahe koi
chaahe koi zor laga le
chaahe koi ?? laga le

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Blog Day :

4984 Post No. : 16870

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2012-2022) – Song No. 28
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This date ten years ago (viz 11 March 2012) saw as many as 8 songs from eight different movies getting covered in the blog. Here are the details:-

Blog Post number Song Movie (Year) Remarks
5619 Dekho jee chaand nikla peeche khazoor ke Alibaba Aur Chaalis Chor(1954) 4 songs covered out of 8 so far
5620 Keh rahin hain dhadkanen pukaar kar Laal Pari(1954) 3 songs covered out of 8 so far.
5621 Suno sunaayen aaj tumhe ek chhoti si kahaani Agra road (1957) Movie YIPPEED by now
5622 Chanda ke desh mein rehti ek raani Mera Ghar Mere Bachche(1960 ) 7 songs covered out of 9 so far
5623 Na dekho hamen ghoor ke jaadoogar sainyya Gharaana(1961) Movie YIPPEED by now
5624 Sadqe Heer tujhpe ham faqeer sadqe Mera Naam Joker(1970) Movie YIPPEED by now
5625 Rang rangeela mausam Jee Chaahta Hai(1964) Movie YIPPEED by now
5626 Aji kya rakkha hai gyaanam mein Akalmand(1966) 8 songs covered out of 9 so far. Final song not available

It can be noticed that four movies out of 8 have since been YIPPEED. Another movie is one short of YIPPEEdom but that song seems unavailable as of now.

That leaves us with three movies that are eligible for Blog Ten year challenge today (11 march 2022). This time, for a change, I have decided that ll three movies should be taken up under Blog Ten Year Challenge. I have already covered two of these songs under blog ten year challenge.

Here is the third “Blog Ten Year Challenge” of the day today.

This song is from “Mera Ghar Mere Bachche”(1960). The movie was produced and directed by Sohrab Modi for Minerva Movietone, Bombay. The movie had Sohrab Modi, Sulochana Latkar, Sudesh Kumar, Kumari Naaz, Daisy Irani, Charlie, Nana Palsikar, Subi Raj, Bal Raaj, Saadat Ali, Sadhana Chowdhary, Kavita, Jilani, Ketki, Polson, Avtar Singh, Devchand, Razia, Ghulam Mohiuddin, Mohan Jerry etc.

The movie had 9 songs in it. Seven songs have been covered so far.

Here is the eighth song from “Mera Ghar Mere Bachche”(1960). The song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. Hasrat Jaipuri is the lyricist. Music is composed by Sardar Malik.

The song is picturised on Sudesh Kumar and a lady that Prakashchandra thinks could be Sadhana Chowdhary or Kavita (he is not sure). He is sure about the dancers though, They are Sheila Ramchandra and Manjula.

Lyrics of the song were sent to me by Prakashchnadra.

video link:

audio link: (partial)

Song-Galiyaan hain gulzaar yaar aaya karo (Mera Ghar Mere Bachche)(1960) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Hasrat Jaipuri, MD-Sardar Malik

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

galiyaan hain gulzaar yaar aayaa karo…o
galiyaan hain gulzaar yaar aayaa karo
aayaa karo jaayaa karo
dil naa dukhaayaa karo o
aayaa karo jaayaa karo
dil naa dukhaayaa karo o
tumse hai hamein pyaar
yaar aayaa karo..o
galiyaan hai gulzaar yaar aayaa karo..o

uljhan ke bandhan mein rehnaa buraa hai aey ae ae ae
uljhan ke bandhan mein rehnaa buraa hai
chintaa ke saagar mein behnaa buraa hai
ho todo gham ki deewaar
karo meraa deedaar
main hoon tumpe nissaar
yaar aayaa karo
galiyaan hain gulzaar yaar aayaa karo..oo
galiyaan hain gulzaar yaar aayaa karo
aayaa karo jaayaa karo
dil na dukhaayaa karo
aayaa karo jaayaa karo
dil na dukhaayaa karo o
tumse hai hamein pyaar
yaar aayaa karo..o
galiyaan hain gulzaar yaar aayaa karo..oo

gendaa gulaab sainyyaan main hoon chamelee
gendaa gulaab sainyyaan hoon chameli
pyaar ki chhainyyaan daalo
jaltee akeli
ho saari tumse bahaar
varnaa pheekaa sansaar
zaraa samjho dildaar yaar aayaa karo
galiyaan hain gulzaar yaar aayaa karo..ooo
galiyaan hain gulzaar yaar aayaa karo
aayaa karo jaayaa karo
dil naa dukhaayaa karo o
aayaa karo jaayaa karo
dil naa dukhaayaa karo o
tumse hai hamein pyaar yaar aayaa karo..oo
galiyaan hain gulzaar yaar aayaa karo..oo

roop singhaar piyaa terey hi waastey aey
roop singaar piyaa tere hi waaste
aa jaa bulaayein tujhe ankhiyon ke raaste
aao mere sarkaar
thaamo aanchal patwaar
boley kajraa ki dhaar
galiyaan hain gulzaar yaar aayaa karo..o
galiyaan hain gulzaar yaar aayaa karo
aayaa karo jaayaa karo
dil naa dukhaayaa karo o
aayaa karo jaayaa karo
dil naa dukhaayaa karo
tumse hai hamein pyaar yaar aayaa karo..oo
galiyaan hain gulzaar yaar aayaa karo..oo


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 :

4954 Post No. : 16820

Today’s song is from the film Stage-1951.

The film was made by Jeevan Pictures, Bombay. The producer was G D Chandana and the film was directed by one Vijay Mhatre, who was basically a successful Cinematographer. He got an opportunity of directing a film but could not do much to make the film a Hit, despite having a popular lead pair of Dev Anand and Ramola (Khajanchi-41 fame). This was due to a very weakened run of the mill story of the film. He ended his directorial career with only this film and went back to his comfort zone of remaining a successful Cinematographer.

There were two Music Directors who composed 12 songs of the film. However, HFGK credits only 9 songs with MD’s name. The remaining 3 songs are left ‘ Ram Bharose’. Luckily there was only one Lyricist-Sarashar Sailani, so it is understood that all the songs were written by him only.

Sarashar Sailani was born on 12-3-1925 in Lahore. He was not much educated (not a graduate), but was a school teacher, used to participate in Mushairas. The owner of Jeevan Pictures,Lahore, was Motiram Jain and he was a lover of Shayari and poetry. Motiram liked his shayari. When Motiram started his First film Arsi-47, he invited Sailani to write story, song and dialogues for this film. Arsi-1947 was his first film as a Lyricist. Some songs became popular and Sailani jumped into the 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 the film ‘ Bade ghar ki bahu’, he stopped songwriting and took up only story, dialogue writing, in which he did many good films. some of such films were Bewafa,Baaz,Barsat ki raat,Unpadh,Aayi milan ki bela,Aapki parchhaiyan,Ganga ki laharen, Majboor, Aaye din bahaar ke, Aman, Devar, Gunahon ka devta, kanyadaan,Aya saawan jhoom ke, Anjana etc.etc. His last film as a dialogue writer was Maa aur Mamta-70. He died on 10-4-1969 at Bombay.

One of the Music Directors was Sardar Malik for this film. Sardar Malik today is a lesser known composer compared to other giants of the film industry, but he has created some golden melodies. Born on 13-1- 1925, Sardar Malik had learnt classical music from Ustad Alauddin Khan. He also learned a variety of dancing skills from Pt.Uday Shankar. Some other stars like Guru Dutt and Mohan Sehgal too were part of the troop under Pt. Uday Shankar, same time.

Sardar Malik got his break as a Music Director in a movie called ‘Renuka’ which was released in 1947. Sardar Malik also sang 4 songs in this movie – 2 solo songs and also 2 duets with Zohrabai. But the movie was not a big success and he remained unrecognized. In the same year, he also composed music for a movie ‘Rain Basera’, but that movie too was not successful. In 1949, only one movie was released of Sardar Malik and that was ‘Raaz’. The movie had some wonderful numbers from Rafi, Amirbai and Binapani Mukherjee.

In 1951, Sardar Malik shared the credits with Husnlal Bhagatram and composed a few songs for a movie ‘Stage’, which had lovely numbers sung by Asha Bhosle like ‘Dil Machalne Laga’. Asha Bhosle had excellent control in her voice in the early 50s and her association with Sardar Malik was very special in this era when Lata and Geeta Dutt were at the top.

His next movie was ‘Laila Majnu’ which was a huge success. Sardar Malik composed only 3 songs for this movie ‘Baharon Ki Duniya Pukare’, ‘Tere Dar Pe Aaya Hoon’ and ‘Dekh Li Ae Ishq’. All the other songs were composed by Ghulam Mohammed but the songs showed his versatility and he gained recognition in the film industry. Thokar (1953) established Sardar Malik as a successful composer. Songs like ‘Ae Gham-e-Dil Kya Karoon’ by Talat and Asha Bhosle and ‘Hawa Ghungunayee Fiza Muskayee’ are evergreen numbers.

‘Aulad’ (1954) showed Sardar Malik’s overall class through his magical compositions. This movie had some great numbers like ‘Duniya Tasveer Ha’i (Talat Mahmood) and ‘Tum Salamat Raho Hazar Baras’ (Asha). The same year saw the release of ‘Chor Bazar’ (1954), which had some of the best songs rendered by Lata Mangeshkar. She sang 3 beautiful songs in this movie ‘Chalta Rahe Yeh Karvan’, ‘Huyi Yeh Humse Ye Nadani’ and ‘Dar Dar Ki Thokare Hain’. In the mid-50’s Sardar Malik composed music for a few movies like Ab-e-Hayat-55, Taxi-555-58, Chamak Chandni-57 and Maa Ke Aansoo-59. All these movies had some nice songs. If we observe the decade of the 50s, Asha Bhosle, Talat Mahmood and Rafi sang some of the best songs of Sardar Malik.

The decade of 60’s saw the release of ‘Saranga’ (1960), which can be considered as one of the best movies of Indian Cinema. The title song of the movie sung by Mukesh and the sad version of the same sung by Rafi is still as popular as it was 60 yrs ago. Many veteran music composers consider this movie as the best movie composed by Sardar Malik ever. The same year saw the release of ‘Mera Ghar Mere Bachche’ which contained some great songs sung by Mukesh, my favorite song being the duet of Mukesh with Suman Kalyanpur ‘Baharon Se Poochho’.

Sardar Malik remained active in the first half of the 1960s and composed some outstanding music for second rung movies like Madan Manjari, Bachpan, Pick Pocket, Naag Mohini, Jantar Mantar, Maharani Padmini, Roop Sundari and Main Hoon Jadugar. It was destiny that most of the films he composed for were not box-office successes, but he never compromised on the quality of his music. His career appears to come to an abrupt halt in the mid-60s. The last movie of Sardar Malik was Gynaaniji which was released in 1977. This movie had songs sung by Rafi, Asha, Jaspal Singh and Jagat Singh Jagga. After this he gave music to one film in which all his family was working- Nigahain-1983. He even wrote a few songs for this film.

Sardar Malik gave music to 25 films, composing 199 songs. He sang 8 songs in 2 films-Renuka-47 and Raaz-49.

Sardar Malik had huge knowledge on all forms of Indian Music. He always depended on light background orchestration in many of his songs. He made the use of accordion and flute in many of his songs. As he was classically trained, he had excellent knowledge on various ragas too. Married to noted lyricist Hasrat Jaipuri’s sister, Kausar Jahan (Bilqis), Sardar Malik had three sons – Annu, Abbu and Dabbu Malik. Thanks to his father’s blessings, Annu Malik met with a lot of success in the 1990s and 2000s.

Sardar Malik passed away on January 27th 2006, but the legacy he has left behind will always remain with us.

Today’s song is sung by Master Sonik and Lata mangeshkar. Hindi films had so far, to my knowledge,3 artistes who were blind and into film music. The first was K C Dey, a singer and a music director. The second was Manohal Lal Sonik- again a singer and a music director and the third one was Ravindra Jain who was a Lyricist, singer and a Music Director. Their natural deficiency did not come in the way of their music careers and the industry too gave them the recognition for their talents.

Master Sonik aka Manohar lal Sonik was born on 26-11-1926 in Sialkot, Punjab.By his third year, he lost his vision completely. Undaunted, he learnt music-first from the Music school of Lahore and then from Lucknow. For sometime, he was assistant to pt. Amarnath Batish.

After Partition he joined Delhi A.I.R. Later, he sang 8 songs in 7 Hindi films,namely Chaar Din-49, Stage-51,Kashmir-51, Khaibar-54, Mast Qalandar-55, Inquilab-56 and then after 20 years he sang in film Umar qaid-75 also. He gave music to film Ishwar Bhakti-51 along with Giridhar and then film Mamta-52, with Hansraj Behl.

Meanwhile, his nephew Omprakash Sonik, who was a singer in Delhi A.I.R., proposed working as a team of composers, calling themselves as ” SONIK-OMI “. They got their first film ” Dil ne phir yaad kiya”-66. The songs became popular. They continued to give music till Anadi Dada-93, when Master Sonik died on 9-7-1993. As a team, music was given to another 5 films by Omi alone till the film- Yeh hai basti Badmashon ki-1999. As a team, they gave music to 104 films composing 536 songs.

Today’s song is from the film Stage-51. There was a time between say, 1940 to 1970 when many film stories were woven around the Hero or Heroine being either a part of or an aspirant to be a part of a drama company or a musical group ( some examples are Albela, Hum sab chor hain, Teesri Manzil etc). This gave the producers ample scope and opportunities to include song and dance items in the film without any problem. Stage-51 was also one such movie having a murder mystery of a singer dancer. The film story was….

Prof.Rajan(Raj Mehra) is sad because his family life is spoiled due to the sharp and acidic tongue of his wife(Kuldeep Kaur).His daughter Sudha(Ramola) is with him on this issue.One day he discovers that his college love Kamini(Gulab) is in town as Neelam the stage dancer.He goes to meet her.Both share their grief but Rajan can not help her.In due course, Rajan’s wife learns about Neelam,there is a fight and Rajan is injured by accident.He goes to meet Neelam-who is murdered and police arrest Rajan with blood stained clothes.

Sudha, who is enjoying her boy friend Anand’s(Dev Anand) Birthday party, learns about it. She is determined to find out the real culprit. With help from Anand, his friend Chunnu(Sunder) and some clues, they reach Poona. Sudha joins as Dancer in the previous stage company of Neelam. They get the proof that the Owner of the theatre(Mubarak)is the culprit.

After some chase,suspense and a mock fight(it is funny to see Dev Anand fighting 7-8 gundas at a time),the murderer is caught by the police, Rajan released,Sudha-Anand married and Rajan’s wife reformed.

Let us now listen to the funny song which gives advice on how to be careful in Bombay.


Song- Bach ke chalna meri sarkaar ki ye Bombay hai (Stage)(1951) Singers- Master Sonik , Lata Mangeshkar, Lyricist-Sarshar Sailani, MD- Sardar Malik
Both

Lyrics

sach kahaa kisi ne
bache hamesha
bachke mod ko
hamesha bachke mod ko chaliye
ho bachke
bachke chalna
bachke chalna meri sarkaar
ke ye Bombay hai
ke ye Bombay hai
taxi waalon se hoshiyaar
ke ye Bombay hai
ke ye Bombay hai

hamne is shahar ke andaaz niraale dekhe
hamne is shahar ke andaaz niraale dekhe
har kadam par yahaan dil lootne waale dekhe ae
har kadam par yahaan dil lootne waale dekhe
lut na jaana sare baazaar
ke ye Bombay hai
ke ye Bombay hai
bachke chalna meri sarkaar
ke ye Bombay hai
ke ye Bombay hai

ghar se hum aaye thhe
business koi karne ke liye ae ae
ghar se hum aaye thhe
business koi karne ke liye
ab hain bechain kisi shokh pe marne ke liye ae ae
ab hain bechain kisi shokh pe marne ke liye

bik na jaaye kahin ghar baar
ke ye Bombay hai
ke ye Bombay hai
bachke chalna meri sarkaar
ke ye Bombay hai
ke ye Bombay hai

hamko rah rah ke hansi aati hai in ladkon par
hamko rah rah ke hansi aati hai in ladkon par
phirte hain ishq ladaane ke liye sadkon par r
phirte hain ishq ladaane ke liye sadkon par
aise ladkon se khabardar
ke ye Bombay hai
ke ye Bombay hai

bachke chalna meri sarkaar
ke ye Bombay hai
ke ye Bombay hai
Bombaayyyy


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 :

4952 Post No. : 16818

Today’s song is a special one. It is from the film Taxi 555-1958. The film was released on 30-11-1958 at Super Cinema in Bombay. Why I call this song a Special song is, because this song ( Diya bujhaao, jhatpat jhatpat ) is a parody of K L Saigal’s well known song ” Diya Jalaao, jagmag jagmag” from the film Tansen -1943. Of course the Parody stops only at the Mukhada of the song. The style or the tune of the rest of the song is entirely different, nevertheless the mukhada, being famous, undoubtedly reminds us of Saigal’s song.

Fil Taxi 555-1958 was a Murder Mystery, though HFGK calls it a Social film. Although the 50’s decade was the peak of the Golden period of HFM, in terms of Melody, Content, Tune and Rendition, the type of films slowly changed to Crime, Murder mysteries and Detective stories, towards the end of the decade, The 60’s decade was full of such films. However films like Agra Road,, Aparadhi Kaun, Begunah, Nau do gyarah and Ustad (5 films) in 1957 and 10 O’Clock, 12 O’Clock, Detective, Howrah Bridge, Kala Pani, Mujrim, Phir subah Hogi, Post box 999, Solva saal, Taxi 555 (10 films) in 1958 were indicators of the dominant film genres of the coming times.

Film Taxi 555, a Murder mystery filmwas made by Golden Movies- owned by producer Mulkraj Bhakri and directed by his brotherLekhraj Bhakri. All the 8 songs of the film were written by Prem Dhawan and the Music Director was Sardar Malik, assisted ably by arranger Sebastian D’Souza.

As the name suggests, Sebastian was from Goa. A typical Goan likes to live life-“Sushegaat”- which loosely means “Araam se” or a carefree life. Their philosophy is Eat, Drink and be Merry. This Merry part included Music. Goa has given many musicians to India. Lata/Asha are from Mangeshi-Goa, though the family had shifted to Kolhapur, Music Directors Dattaram(Wadkar) and N.Datta(Datta Naik), Singers Kishori Amonkar, Kesarbai Kerkar, Shobha Mudgal, Hema Sardesai, Prabhakar Karekar, Remo fernandes, Lorna are from Goa.(The list is only indicative, not exhaustive).
Anthony Gonsalves was from Majorda-Goa. He worked for Naushad, O P Nayyar and Laxmikant Pyarelal (‘My name is Anthony Gonsalves’ song is a tribute by Laxmikant Pyarelal to him, as he taught Pyarelal so many things including Notations.)

Chick Chocolate aka Anthony Vaz from Aldona-Goa—he worked for C.Ramchandra mainly.

Chris Perry worked for Khayyam,R D Burman,Kalyanji Anandji, and Laxmikant Pyarelal.

Frank Fernando- worked with Anil Biswas, Kishore Kumar, Roshan and C.Ramchandra.

Sebastian D’Souza from Bicholim-Goa—worked for Shanker Jaikishen from 1952 to 1975 and also with O P Nayyar. Incidentally, he is the one Arranger who worked with a maximum number of different Music Directors,irrespective whether they were small, medium or big ones, new or old ones.

Most of the players of western instruments in the Orchestras were from Goa. Only some are mentioned.

Sebastian D’Souza was one of the most reputed arrangers in Bollywood, who did his best-known work with the duo of Shankar-Jaikishan between 1952 and 1975. His first break was with O. P. Nayyar. The first tune he arranged was “Pritam aan milo”, which was sung by C. H. Atma in 1955. He devised a system of notation that incorporated the microtones that characterised Indian melodies.

Sebastian was born on 29 January 1906 in Reis-Magos, Goa. He learnt to play the violin and piano in a local church school. While learning these instruments, he also learnt to write music notation. It was during this time that he listened to the famous symphonies of well-known composers of the western world, namely, Beethoven, Mozart, Schubert, Tchaikovsky, Haydon and Richard Wagner. Deeply interested in violin and piano, Sebastian continued his learning and went to places like Allahabad, Mussorie and Delhi. At Delhi, in Hotel Astoria, he started his own band and people appreciated it. In 1942, he went to Lahore, and in Hotel Stiffels, he started his own band. This continued until 1947. After partition, he went to Bombay and started his career as a violinist in the film industry. He played for well-known music directors like Anil Biswas, Naushad, Vinod, Ghulam Haider, Husnlal-Bhagatram, S. D. Burman, Sajjad Hussain and Shanker-Jaikishan.

He started his career as a Music Arranger in 1948-49 with O. P. Nayyar when Nayyar recorded his first song “Preetam aan milo…..” sung by C. H. Atma and written by Mrs. Saroj Mohini Nayyar (O. P. Nayyar’s wife) . After three years, Nayyar signed his first film, Dalsukh Pancholi’s “Aasmaan”, as an independent music director. At that time he called Sebastian to work as his Arranger. Sebastian, thus, started his career as an arranger with O. P. Nayyar in 1952 which he continued till 1973. The last film for which he worked with O. P. Nayyar was ‘Pran Jaye Par Vachan Na Jaye’. Incidentally this was also the last film of singer Asha Bhosale with Nayyar.

In 1952, Sebastian’s friend Sunny Castellino, who worked as an arranger for Shanker-Jaikishan, introduced Sebastian to the duo. So Sebastian started as Shanker-Jaikishan’s arranger from 1952 with Amiya Chakravarty’s Daag, and continued until 1975. Film Sanyasi was Sebastian’s last film with them.

In film Daag as an arranger, Sebastian’s most successful innovative work was the creation of a memorable counter-melody for a song sung by both Talat Mehmood and Lata Mangeshker –‘Ai mere dil kahin aur chal…..’. According to Sebastian, in this song he used the accordion for creating counter-melody along with violin and mandolin. And the result was excellent. Sebastian used accordion for interlude music in a number of songs but its use as the main instrument for counter-melody was rare.

Shankar-Jaikishan being lovers of Indian Classical Music, composed a LP record titled Raga Jazz Style in which they presented 11 Raga in Jazz style. Sebastian arranged the music and wrote the notations. Sebastian also worked for great music directors like Salil Chowdhury, Vasant Desai, S. D. Burman, Madan Mohan, Roshan, Dattaram and N. Dutta. Sebastian occasionally worked for Vinod, Sardar Malik, S.Mohinder, Kalyanji Veerji Shah, Kanu Ghosh, Iqbal Qureshi, Prem Dhawan, Shyamji Ghanashyamji and Nitin Mangesh as well. And he never forgot to express his gratitude towards renowned musicians such as Robert Correa and Mike Machado (the Pianists), Albuquerque, Verga, Simplicio D’Souza and John Gonsalves (the Cellists), V Balsara and Goody Seervai (the Accordionists), Duorado, Narvekar and Karnad (the solo Violinists) and David (the Mandolin player). He would also fondly recall his contemporary music arrangers such as Johny Gomes, Castellino, Chic Chocolate, Ram Singh, Rizbert and Franky.

When he died, on 9-3-1998, in his own Bungalow- “Seb-Maria “, he instructed that no money to be spent on his funeral and all that was saved should go to charity; such is the modesty of greats. Sebastian left behind a rich musical legacy which will live into generations after his time.

Sebastian’s remarkable contribution was his ability to combine Western orchestra with the Indian. His are the songs which we remember even today due to the richness of his musical arrangements and the variations in his melodies. Sebastian was a complete musician. His music lovers will remember his music for years to come. (Thanks to an article by Dr. Padmanabh Joshi. Parts of his article have been used here with adaptations,along with an article from the book ‘Rahe na rahe hum’ by Shantaram Mankikar and my notes.)

The film’s director was Lekhraj Bhakri. Let us know more about Lekhraj through an interesting incident in the life of a well known artiste…

An youngster, like millions of displaced Punjabis ,crossed over to India in 1947 from Abbottabad ( Now Pakistan), when the Indian subcontinent was divided. He and his family, like hundreds of other refugee families from Punjab, were given shelter in Kingsway camp located in north Delhi.

It was by chance that the youngster named Hari Kishan Goswami met his distant cousin Lekh Raj Bhakri, a filmmaker, who was on a visit to Delhi. The well experienced movie maker was impressed with the personality of the lanky handsome man & inquired from him if he is interested in being an actor. The young lad, who was a fan of Dilip Kumar , readily agreed & reached Bombay. Those days Bhakri Sahab was making a film Fashion-1957, with his favourite actor Pradeep Kumar ,Mala Sinha,Chandra Shekhar,Jabeen & Kammo & the shooting was in progress . Mr Goswami was told to be in the studio , to get himself acquainted with the nitty gritty of the film making .

So Goswami started working as an assistant to director Lekhraj Bhakri- for the film Fashion-57. There was a song in the film, in the voice of Hemant Kumar, to be shot on a Beggar on the screen. On the day of shooting, the actor who was supposed to do the role of the beggar and sing this song, did not come. Lekhraj Bhakri caught Hari kishen Goswami, put on the make up of the bearded beggar and made him sing this song on camera. Thus the debut of Goswami took place with Hemant Kumar’s song !

No one from the audience could ever imagine that the person with dishevelled hairs, having a big beard , and with a song on his lips is a handsome young man of 19 years . The movie was ‘Fashion’, released in 1957 & the song was , Composed & crooned by Hemant Kumar . It was the young man’s first exposure before camera. The song was to chide a wayward hero (Pradeep Kumar),who has left his wife (Mala Sinha),for another woman (Kammo) having ill intentions.The song was “ Dharti ki godh mein…” After Fashion ,Bhakri Sahab made Sahara in 58 ,with M Rajan & Meena Kumari & Hari Kishan Goswami ( who now wanted to be called as Manoj Kumar, the name Dilip Kumar had in a film), was given a substantial role . Bhakri Sahab, true to his words, took on Manoj Kumar in his subsequent movies Panchayat, Chand & Honeymoon (1960).

Lekh Raj Bhakri , directed his first film Rajpoot-51 and thereafter he regularly directed movies ,like Resham,Thokar,Dak Babu etc within a modest budget . He directed about Twenty movies during 1950 to 1962. He made most of his movies under the banner Tasviristan ,owned by Kuldip Sehgal and his sibling Mulkh Raj Bhakri’s Golden movies . Mulkh Raj Bhakri ,besides being a producer of Hindi/Punjabi movies ,was also a writer & lyricist . He wrote the famous song ‘Haye Chanda Gaye Pardes’ for Chakori, which is still appreciated by connoisseurs of film music. Mulkh Raj Bhakri also made Bhangra ,a super hit musical in Punjabi ,which had Sunder & Nishi in lead roles.

Mr Lekh Raj Bhakri made many family oriented movies ,like Maa Beta, Tange Wali ,Naya Zamana,HoneyMoon etc. At the same time ,he had no problems directing films of other genres for those who wanted to watch fantasy & Arabian Nights movies. For them he made Naqab, Alladin Laila & Nag Padmini . Later,he made a musical Muslim social ‘Shama’ ,which had Suraiyya & Nimmi & music was composed by Ghulam Mohammad.

Lekh Raj Bhakri ,beside Manoj Kumar, introduced music directors Kanu Ghosh with his film Naya Zamaana (1957 ) & Iqbal Qureishi with Panchayat (1958 ). He also introduced actor Vijay Dutt with Shama. Mr Bhakri hung his boots after Banarsi Thug ,a hugely entertaining movie ,released in 1962. He did not further attempt to make movies , as after the arrival of colour ,the budget of Hindi movies was increased many fold & now it was a risky business. It did not suit the temperament of a simple soul like Bhakri Saheb . Mr Bhakri,who did not believe in showing off ,always kept a low profile despite being a successful director , bade adieu to show business . Much later, he passed away on 03 March 1976 at the age of sixty years. It was a matter of time ,when the era of principled film makers ,who made purposeful movies with message , came to an end & proposal makers having no regards for ethical values arrived with the sole aim of earning money .( adapted from the article by shri M.N.Sardana ji, with thanks. )

Today’s song is an interesting one with entertaining Lyrics. This is the 3rd song of the film on this Blog – all duets of S. Balbir


Song- Diya bujhaao jhatpat jhatpat (Taxi 555) (1958) Singers- Rafi, Balbir, Lyricist- Prem Dhawan, MD- Sardar Malik (assistant / arranger Sebastian)

Lyrics

Diya bujhaao jhatpat jhatpat
Diya bujhaao jhatpat jhatpat
Diya bujhaao
sone waale sun re
tere aangan mein murga boley
(kukdoo koon koon
kukdoo koon koon)
tere aangan mein murga boley
kaahe na ankhiyaan kholey
diya bujhaa
diya bujhaa
diya bujhaa
jhatpat jhatpat
diya bujhaao
jhatpat jhatpat
diya bujhaao

keh gaye kehne waale
kya ustaad jee
suno beta

uthh jaag musaafir
bhor bhayi
ab rain kahaan jo sowat hai
jo jaagat hai so paawat hai
jo sowat hai so khowat hai
soch zara
soch zara
soch zara
diya bujhaao
jhatpat jhatpat
diya bujhaao

meethhe sur mein kaaga gaaye
sone mein kyun waqt ganwaaye
kaam bina kya kaam jagat mein
kaam se milte daam jagat mein
daam se milta naa aam
daam se milta naam jagat mein
naam kamaa
naam kamaa
naam kamaa
diya bujhaao
jhatpat jhatpat
diya bujhaao
jhatpat jhatpat
diya bujhaao

jaldi karo beta

khul gaye nalke aa gaya paani
thhumak thhumak chali Raadhe Raani
paniya bharan main to chali jaat hoon
sar par bhaari prem ka matka
laage kamar mein sau sau jhatka
jhatka
jhatka
jhatka
jhatka
sar par bhaari prem ka matka
laage kamar mein sau sau jhatka
phir bhi meethhe geet gaat hoon
sur mein to gaao
sur mein to gaao
sur mein to gaao
sur mein to gaao


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Blog Day :

4507 Post No. : 16050

Bhaari bhaari meena kumari
ghar mein jaa ke maara maari

This was the sales pitch sh’air by some urchins in Mumbai local trains, selling small items like hairbands, hair clips, fancy earrings, finger rings and combs etc. I have had an highly educating experience of travelling in local trains on regular basis from 1988 to 1994, during peak hours, traversing the length and breadth of Mumbai on central, western and harbor lines. The sales pitch and the bol bachchan street seller’s ingenuity in using colourful simile’s, in the present song reminded me of the long forgotten ditty above. (bhaari means costly or rich in mumbaiyya)

I have a tendency of getting involved in different types of hobbies and activities if they catch my interest. I usually follow these interests for a while till something else occupies the space in my time. In school we had a learning topic of ‘home science’. They taught cooking, stitching, crocheting, embroidery etc. But I was only doing those things, to the extent necessary. But crocheting and embroidery had sort of caught my interest and I dabbled in them whenever the opportunity arose. If my mom was doing some knitting, then I would want to take up crochet and finish the wool which she brought to knit some sweater etc. I found the creativity there fascinating, especially in embroidery. Also crocheting and embroidery with wool is quicker.

Once I saw an advert in a magazine for a thread manufacturing co. The ad had a very colourfully embroidered one dimensional ‘charminar’. Not the cigarette box, but the actual ‘charminar’ of Hyderabad. It must have been early or late 80’s. I liked the colourful mural like look of it so much, that I wanted to make it immediately. I got hold of whatever new cloth piece I could find at home, which happened to be orange. I made a drawing of the charminar on a paper and traced it on to the cloth. Once basic work is done, then there is the need for the colourful silk thread, plus a big size ring to fix the cloth and needles. All the paraphernalia was arranged and I set to work, till it finished. It is one my treasured created things, along with one another similar whimsy design which was actually front portion of a small jacket. Many years later I had that embroidered ‘charminar’ framed. Now that frame is also broken, and the orange cloth is lying somewhere in a drawer, waiting reframing or whatever is its destiny.

It so happened that I visited Hyderabad city in April 2019. There was a wedding to attend and some business related visit. It was my second visit there, first being in 2008, which incidentally coincided with the annual “Numa’ish”. It is a traditional yearly event in Hyderabad, which is an exhibition cum sale, on a huge scale and an area is devoted to this “numa’ish”. Special buses are run from the outskirts and surrounding areas for people to travel to and fro, and all that razzmatazz. People came for this exhibition in droves. Now I don’t know if it is the same with all the changes, huge malls being more attractive. I myself found it easier to roam around alone at IKEA, while my husband attended to business.

The annual “Numaish” is held in the second half of january and the night prior to ‘republic day’ all govt. building were lit up with colourful lights. We visited the ‘charminar’ on the night of 25th January, to see it aglow with white lights. During that visit we couldn’t go inside the monument, which we rectified during the 2019 visit. A portion of it was closed even, as it was damaged during the previous monsoon. The huge complex of ‘chowmohalla palace’ is in close vicinity, but it is like an oasis of peace, if feels like another place altogether in total contrast to the area surrounding ‘charminar’. I think it must have been a walled city once upon a time with its multiple gates in all 4 directions, as was traditional for great cities.

Now of course, the city manages to hold in great contrasts, with all the commercial areas hosting huge multinationals office complexes.

After the 2019 visited, I looked and looked for a song featuring the city of Hyderabad to post. But I did not find any such songs. But yesterday I was looking for a good song composed by Sardar Malik, and found this Rafi solo, a sales pitch song, composed by Sardar Malik, written by Hasrat Jaipuri which is entirely shot in locations of Hyderabad old city. It is said that “dhoondne se khudaa miltaa hai”, so what is a song, how would it not be found. I found this song when I had given up finding such a song. The movie is “Mera ghar mere bachche”(1960) and the song is picturised on Charlie. The films cast included Sohrab Modi, Sulochana, Sudesh Kumar, Kumari Naaz, Balraj – I, Daisy Irani, Kavita, Nana Palsikar, Subbiraj, Sadhna Chowdhry, and S’aadat Ali, apart from Charlie. This movie is produced and directed by Sohrab Modi.

The rendition by Rafi Sahab is as usual the star of the show second only to the magnificent charminar filmed 60 years ago. The print is good, so some other historical buildings can also be seen in the song, like Safdarjung museum(ghanta ghar), the Chowmohalla palace entrance etc.

6 out of the 9 songs in the movie are already posted in the blog :

Song Date posted
Bahaaron se poochho mere pyaar ko tum 22 September 2009
Dil mera naache thunak thunak 4 September 2010
Chanda ke desh mein rehti ek raani 11 March 2012
Wo hi oodi oodi ghataayen hain 1 July 2016
Zulm bhi karte hain aur kehte hain ke fariyaad na kar 19 June 2017
Peena haraam hai to nigaahen milaa ke pee 4 September 2020

The expressions in the song, like ‘sauda haathhon haathh hai’ , ‘muraaden dil ki bar aayen’, ‘andhere mein bahot kuchh soojh jaayegaa’, ‘aap ki munh mein ghee shakkar’,’ maare sharam ke phir gayaa paani’, so freely used are a refreshing reminder of a very civilized part of mumbaiyya dialect.

Video :

audio :

Song-Le lo jee paanch paanch aane (Mera Ghar Mere Bachche)(1960) Singer-Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics-Hasrat Jaipuri, MD-Sardar Malik

Lyrics

Mud mud ke
har koyi dekhe
maal mein kuchh to baat hai
paise do aur maal utthaao
sauda haathhon haathh hai
le lo ji le lo
paanch paanch aane ae
aayenge phir na aa
aise zamaane
haan
le lo ji le lo
paanch paanch aane ae
aayenge phir na aa
aise zamaane ae

yeh kangha leejiye
baabu
muraaden dil ki bhar aayen
koyi ganja
kare sar mein
to us ke baal aa jaayen
meraa surmaa
agar aise
ke ji andhaa lagaayegaa
to andhe ko
andhere mein
bahot kuchh soojh jaayegaa aa

ye surmaa kya hai jadoo mantar
aap ki munh mein ghee shakkar
jo bhi chaaho
le lo saayin
paise ki sab baat hai
paise do aur maal utthaao
sauda haathhon haathh hai
le lo ji le lo o
paanch paanch aane ae
aayenge phir na aa
aise zamaane
haan aane
le lo ji le lo o
paanch paanch aane ae
aayenge phir na aa
aise zamaane

ham ko London ka powder maangtaa hai
mem saab
idhar to India ka maal miltaa hai
haan khaalis hindustaani
hindustaani
chhee chhee chhee

hamaare desh ke har maal pe
duniyaa hai deewaani
videshi maal per
maare sharam ke
phir gayaa paani
lagaate hain nazar ham par
yeh cheeni aur japaani
chali aati hai lene maal
inglistaan ki naani
inglistaan ki naani eeee

tum letaa London se takkar
aap ke munh mein ghee shakkar
London waale laakh jalen
par uparwaala saathh hai
paise do aur maal utthaao
sauda haathhon haathh hai ae
le lo ji le lo
paanch paanch aane ae
aayenge phir na aa
aise zama..aane
haan aa
le lo ji le lo
paanch paanch aane ae
aayenge phir na aa
aise zamaane aewaah
le lo ji le lo
paanch paanch aane ae
aayenge phir na aa
aise zamaane


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Blog Day :

4486 Post No. : 16007

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2010-2020) – Song No. 89
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This date 29 october 2020 is a different kind of blog ten year challenge. It was on this day ten years ago that I met Raja face to face in Nagpur where I was based at that time. All these days I was under the impression that the meeting had taken place recently, but no, time has sprinted away faster than Usain Bolt, and TEN years have elapsed after that memorable evening. .

For those who came in late, I was a member of a by now defunct cricket forum called Pakcricbuzz under the ID of squarecut. I used to discuss cricket of 1970s in that forum. One fine day, this new member called Raja joined and he started commenting on my posts exclaiming that he was in the same age group and he too had similar memories about cricket of 1970s. I initially thought that he was a Pakistani with surname of Raja (like Wasim Raja and Rameez Raja) but later I found that he was an Indian.

After a few days, I stumbled upon “introduction” section of that forum, where I found discussion about a new cricket forum by an Indian poster. I visited that forum called cricforum. That was in may 2005. It was quite an inactive forum at that time, but I felt comfortable there mainly because it was a forum of Indians. Two weeks later, I found that same person Raja also joining cricforum. Soon the forum began to buzz with great activity.

The forum had moderators and administrators based in Europe and USA and they needed an India based moderator. So I was made an moderator there and an announcement was made that “Atul Bhai is our new moderator.” Members of the forum congratulated me, and that included Raja too. So your name is Atul, he stated. My ID was squarecut and so it was this announcement that made Raja aware about my name.

This forum did not just discuss cricket, it discussed other topics as well, and people there had a unique kind of sense of humour which was described there as “muppetry”. Whenever India lost in cricket, which was quite often, members would roast Indian cricketers in posts that were scathing and at the same time quite funny. Then there was this person Ravi, the owner of the site, who would write hard hitting reviews of Hindi movies that were great fun to read. This person Ravi incidentally has written a guest post in this blog as well. This article gives us some idea about his sense of humour. Even I have covered him in the blog in one article on his pet-a wolf dog. I rate this article as one of the most satisfying articles written by me.

Some music lovers there began to discuss music under a subsection called Geetmala. There music loving members would write articles on a music theme. I wrote a few articles, on themes like Railway songs in Hindi movies. Others such as Raja also came up with his own theme.

It was during late 2007 and early 2008 that I was exposed to the concept of blogging. I opened a blog on blogspot platform where I started writing similar theme based articles. I wrote 50 long articles there which did not get the kind of traffic that I expected. Soon enough, I discovered wordpress platform, which I found far more easy for blogging. It was on this platform that I began to write my comments of Hindi film songs, taking up one song at a time. And soon enough, this became my main blog.

When I informed others about my blogs, some of them visited them and left notes of encouragement. Raja’s comments were especially prized ones for me, because he wrote long and elaborate comments that served as just the kind of encouragement that any budding blogger/ poster needs.

As mentioned earlier, Raja and I were members of cricforum. Raja actually met a few regulars of that forum, including Ravi, the owner of that forum. So Raja was already into “gangouts” of cricforum. Incidentally, this term “Gangout” is coined by Raja. So far this term has not found its way into Dictioneries and it is found only in this blog.

Raja was based in Holland and he would regularly visit India to meet his family members. By 2010, Raja too had become a moderator and subsequently an administrator in that forum. I too had become an adminisrator. During october 2010, Raja was planning to visit India, and another administrator called Asterix too was planning to visit India. This person Asterix was Nagpur based, and he saw a good opportunity for a get together at Nagpur. He invited a few members to come visit Nagpur. Raja was the one who agreed. So Raja boarded a train from Bangalore and arrived at Nagpur on 28 October 2010. He was recived at the Nagpur station by Asterix who took him to his home to stay with him. Raja, in those pre whatsapp days posted his status in cricforum- “Arrived Nagpur. Feeling happy. Looking forward to meet Atul.”

At Nagpur, I lived in Railway locality (called Mount Road)close to Old Vidarbha Cricket stadium. This stadium had hosted international matches till a few years ago, before the bigger stadium at Jamtha came up. I lived alone, while my wife and daughter lived across the Maharashra MP border 250 KM away. I had a very good internet connection (provided by Railways) and I also had inverter connection. So I was connected on internet round the clock even if it was raining outside and power was off. No wonder I was at my most productive as a blogger those days.

Raja, asterix and another person (Asterix’s relative) arrived at my home in the evening. I received a bear hug from Asterix. The two of us were so like minded in cricketing matters (including our “love” for Bangladeshi cricket. 🙂 ) in the forum.

After some cricket discussion, the two of them expressed their interest in my blogging process. So I took them to the room that I had earmarked for this purpose. This small room had a laptop on a computer table. When I look back at it now, I realise that I used to note down the lyrics directly from the computer. I did not use headphone or external speakers those days. Later I began to use headphones and that helped a lot. But using headphones was not yet started by me and I relied on listening to the tinny voice emanatng from the laptop. That laptop was a 2007 model, with windows XP in it.

The blog by that time had 3154 posts, a far cry from the current tally of over 16000 writeups. Many blog concepts, now taken for granted had not yet evolved. Even guest posts were in their infancy. Raja, the first guest poster in the blog had written his (and blog’s) first guest post on 26 june 2010 (blog post number 2565). Raja’s most recent guest post was the writeup for 3000th song of the blog- on 20 september 2010. It was his 31st guest post in the blog. 31 guest posts in less than three months- Raja was in a rich vein of writing form those days. 🙂

My collection of video CDs, audio CDs etc were strewn all over the place which I showed them as my musical collection. I can never arrange them systematically, no matter how half heartedly I try. 🙂 I also tried to bluff telling them that what was visible was only a part of my collection. 🙂

I had one thing with me that was quite a prized possession though. It was a diary of 1974, that I got hold of in 1975. In that diary I noted down lyrics of songs written from radio. I needed to listen to a song a few times before I could get the full lyrics right. It had about 200 plus song lyrics. That diary was also the place where I would note down scores of test matches played those days. I showed them the score card of the Port of Spain test where India scored 406/4 in the fourth innings to win the test. Raja was suitably impressed with that diary.

We spent an hour and half or so at my place. Those days we did not have cameras on mobile phones. People carried handycams. Raja had brought one such handycam. I had asked a couple of my staff to be present. One of them took our photos which Raja later put up on our cricket forum.

After one hour and half or so, we went to a nearby restaurant for dinner. Asterix, a native of Nagpur knew various places in Nagpur quite well. Our discussion continued during that time as well. Raja told us that he had watched the movie “Akeli Mat Jaiyyo”(1963) with very high expectations but he felt badly let down. 🙂 Raja has subsequently learnt to keep his expectations low while watching Hindi movies. 🙂

While discussing musical matters and bloggers, we discussed Greta (Memsaab) and her blog. Raja mentioned that Greta’s birthday fell a few days ago. We also discussed the fact that her birthday fell so close to that of Shammi Kapoor that she was a big fan of.

Those were the days when the blog followed the concept of “farmaish”. Farmaish page was a popular page of the blog. Raja himself was a big farmaish sender. Raja had sent lots of farmaishes in the blog farmaish page. I asked him for a farmaisdh face to face- easily the first such farnmaish for the blog. Raja chose the song “Baar baar din ye aaye” and dedicated it to Greta. :).

After dinner, Raja and Asterix dropped me back at my place at about 10:45 PM or so and thus ended a memorable evening / night for me.

Next day, I posted that article on Raja’s farmaish where I described this meeting in brief. This aricle received several comments including that of Raja as well.

Raja in his comment to this post wrote:-

As Atul says, the two of us finally managed to meet each other. It was really memorable for me too. I have long admired Atul’s witty comments, not just on this blog but also on our cricket forum. He has these one-liners that I call Atulisms. ??

We had a very nice time together. Atul walked me through the process he goes through to post songs on his blog. We discussed other stuff too – including a diary he used to maintain way back in 1976, with handwritten cricket scorecards and Hindi film songs. Those were pre-internet days, so every piece of info we could gather from any source was very valuable. Indeed Atul and I can relate to a lot of things – I used to also maintain cricket statistics in this manner. 🙂 🙂

Over dinner, Atul asked me for a song farmaish “on the spot”. This birthday song was fresh in my mind – I remember searching for it a few days earlier on his blog and not finding it. It is my favourite birthday song – I love Rafi’s voice in this, I love the picturisation, I love the lyrics.

I did not expect Atul to turn this around so quickly on the blog. Thanks a lot, Atul.

Four years later, I described this visit in more detail during the run up to our 10K post, when I wrote about Raja in this post. There I have quoted what Raja wrote about this visit in cricforum. Here are his reminiscences:-

I came over from Bangalore to Nagpur to meet Asterix and Atul.
I first met Asterix on the 28th evening (he picked me up from the station).
We then arranged to meet Atul the following evening (Friday – 29th).

We went over to Atul’s place. Very nice place – Atul has people at his beck and call for his household work. * jealous *

Anyway, it was a very memorable experience.

Already meeting Asterix the previous evening was a great feeling – and now meeting Atul also was just amazing.
We discussed a lot of stuff – mostly about CF of course. And about Atul’s song blog.

Asterix and Atul also expressed concern about the increasing dominance of Bangladesh on the cricket scene and how it could impact minnows like BCCI who are in the same group in the World Cup. ?? Personally I think they were more concerned about the impact on a certain cricket forum. ??

Atul then showed us how he builds up his song blog – from a blog owner’s perspective.
It was fascinating.

We also got to see some of his VCD collection. More than 150 VCDs – most of them old (forgotten) Hindi movies. These provide the raw material for his song blog to a large extent. And I am informed by Atul that this is only a part of his collection – he has much more.

The evening was already going very well – but then it went many notches higher for me when Atul showed us something else.
This really brought tears (of nostalgia) to my eyes.

He showed us a diary that he used to maintain in 1976.

In those days, he used to write down cricket scorecards of various matches going on at that time.
Seeing the names of Gavaskar, Gaekwad, Vishwanath – written in Atul’s handwriting – really made me remember those days.

I got into a major nostalgia session – Asterix cut me short (like he often does ?? ), suggesting that we could continue the discussion over dinner. ??
(Actually we had another friend with us – not a CF person – and Asterix, understandably, did not want him to get bored).

In this diary, Atul also used to write down Hindi songs. Movie, singers, music directors – and full lyrics. As much as he could capture at that time from radio. Remember these were pre-Internet days, these were days when you really had to search and hunt for info that is readily available nowadays. You had to listen to a song umpteen times before you could get it right.

I think this passion is what has now morphed into Atul’s blog. Different times, new technology – but same, burning passion.

We then went out for dinner. By then it was a little late – we dropped Atul back at his place and returned to Asterix’s place (where I was staying), with very fond memories of our meeting.

Thank you, Atul. It was a very memorable evening. 29th October 2010.

I can barely believe that ten years have past since that memorable evening. It is true. We all, as well as the blog, are ten years older since that day.

In a way, it is a different kind of Blog Ten Year Challenge. I posted a song from a movie that day. Let me post another song from the same movie ten years later.

Following songs were covered in the blog ten years ago on this date (29 october 2010):-

Blog Post number Song Movie Year of release Posting time Remarks
3149 Teri nazar mein main rahoon meri nazar mein tu 1857 1946 7:19 AM Movie YIPPEED by now
3150 Tum hamen bhool gaye Balam 1949 8:13 AM Movie YIPPEED by now
3151 Barbaad huyi dil ki duniyaa Jalpari 1952 8:51 AM 7 songs covered out of 9
3152 Hamko samajh baithhi hai ye duniyaa deewaanaa Chaar Deewaari 9:13 AM 1961 Movie YIPPEED by now
3153 Mujhe tumse muhabbat hai magar main keh nahin saktaa Bachpan 1963 9:29 AM 3 songs covered out of 7

Out of two eligible movies for Blog Ten Year Challenge today, the first movie “Jalpari”(1952) has already been taken up earlier in the day. So that leaves us with “Bachpan”(1963) as the other eligible movie.

“Bachpan”(1963) was directed by Nazar for New Panchratan pictures, Bombay. This “social” movie had Menka Irani, Saleem, Manorama, David, Daisy Irani, Bhudo Advani etc in it.

The movie had seven songs in it. Three songs have been covered in the past. Iconic Rafi song Mujhe tumse muhabbat hai magar main keh nahin saktaa was discussed on the blog on this day ten year ago.

The remaining four songs are lesser known songs. Some are even unavailable. Out of the available songs, the song under discussion shines on its own merit and deserves to be better known among music lovers. This song is sung by Suman Kalyanpur. Hasrat Jaipuri is the lyricist. Music is composed by Sardar Malik.

Only the audio of this song is available. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisatiuon of this song. The song is an ideal song to be listened to at night. It is a song that firmly belongs to the league of what I call “Chhaayaageet” songs.


Song-Mere naina mad ke pyaale (Bachpan)(1963) Singer-Suman Kalyanpur, Lyrics-Hasrat Jaipuri, MD-Sardar Malik

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

Mere naina mad ke pyaale
Mere naina mad ke pyaale
koi aaj dil sabhaale
koi aaj dil sabhaale
main jahaan jahaan se guzri
wahin ho gaye ujaale
Mere naina mad ke pyaale

jo nazar milaaye mujh se
wohi hosh apne khoye
wohi hosh apne khoye
jise dekh loon main hans ke
wo khushi se mera hoye
wo khushi se mera hoye
use badh ke baandh le phir
mere gesu kaale kaale
mere naina mad ke pyaale
koi aaj dil sambhaale
main jahaan jahaan se guzri
wahin ho gaye ujaale
mere naina mad ke pyaale

bujhe dil ko roshni de
mere tan ke ujle saaye
mere tan ke ujle saaye
ke huyi shama jo raushan
to patange ghir ke aaye
to patange ghir ke aaye
ke amar rahenge mar kar
mujhe pyaar karne waale
mere naina mad ke pyaale
koi aaj dil sambhaale
main jahaan jahaan se guzri
wahin ho gaye ujaale
mere naina mad ke pyaale


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

Blog Day :

4454 Post No. : 15921

In my last three articles, I have discussed Hindi film dancers, Mohana Cabral, Sheila Vaz and Minu Mumtaz. One common factor in all the three dancers was that they had active Hindi film careers of around 5-6 years after which they got married and quit Hindi films when they had not even attained 25 years of age. They took the responsibilities as house-wives and lived happily with more or less the same level of comfort and life style as they would have got had they continued their filmy careers. To this list of three Hindi film dancers, I am adding one more dancer who also quit Hindi films after her active years of Hindi film career during 1960-66. The name of the dancer is Jeevankala. She got married in 1969 when she was 25.

I got background information on Jeevankala from her two interviews – one in 1964 which was published in ‘Picture Post’ magazine and republished in ‘Cineplot’ on January 1, 2012. The other interview was of recent origin which was taken by Shishir Krishna Sharma in December 2018 and published in his Blog, ‘Beete Hue Din’ on March 31, 2020. Based on these two interviews, the main highlights of the profile of Jeevankala and her journey with Hindi film industry are given below:

Jeevankala (also written as Jeevan Kala) was born on June 29, 1944 at Pune to Dattatreya and Gangubai who were actors in silent films and later in Marathi films when sound films started in 1931. However, after Jeevankala was born, the parents gave up their film career. Incidentally, the name, ‘Jeevankala’ was suggested by her neighbour, Lata Mangeshkar. Jeevankala did her primary schooling in Pune. Simultaneously, knowing his daughter’s interest in dances, the father put her under the tutelage of Babsaheb Gokhale for Kathak dance and Professor Gaekwad for Bharatnatayam dance for a period of 7 years. Later, she learnt all other formats of dances by herself.

In 1957, Jeevankala’s family shifted to Mumbai as she got a job of assiatant dance teacher in Bharatiya Vidhya Bhawan and taught Kathak dance to students. She was also participating in Lata Mangeshkar’s musical shows in Mumbai in which she used to give her dance recitals. She also attended the night school and completed her Matric in 1960.

In one of Jeevankala’s dance recitals, producer-director K Amarnath saw her skill in dancing and offered her a role of a dancer in his film, ’Kal Hamaara Hai’ (1959) in which she had two dance songs. However, she also said that ‘Goonj Uthi Shehnai’ (1959) was her debut film in which a song “Akhiyaan Bhool Gayi Hain Sona” was picturised on her. [As per her filmography, she had already acted in 8 films during 1956-58. I will come to it later].

After she was noticed in her dance skills in ‘Kal Hamaara Hai’ (1959) and ‘Goonj Uthi Shehnai’ (1959), Jeevankala started getting many films offers. Starting as a dancer, over a period of time, she started getting character actor’s roles and also romantic roles pairing with comedians. She also got the role of a vamp in ‘Mr. X in Bombay’ (1964) and ‘Saraswatichandra’ (1968).

In 1969, Jeevankala got married to Ram Kelkar, the story, screen-play and dialogue writer in Marathi films. It was a marriage arranged by Sulochana Latkar who was like ‘God Mother’ to her after the death of her mother in 1965. After marriage, Jeevankala quit the film industry. Her husband, Ram Kelkar became a successful story, screen-play and dialogue writers for Hindi films like ‘Beimaan’ (1972), ‘Aap Ki Kasam’ (1974), ‘Sanyaasi’ (1975), Kaalicharan’ (1976), ‘Asha’ (1980), ‘Hero’ (1983), ‘Ram Lakhan’ (1989), ‘Khalnaayak’ (1993) etc.

On the basis of Jeevankala’s filmography checked from the various sources, I have been able to list 110 Hindi films in which she worked during 1956 to 1968. A few films of her were released late up to 1974. Her active years of film career was during 1960-1966, appearing in 70 films. In the 1964 interview, Jeevankala gave the impression of ‘Kal Hamara Hai’ (1959) as her first Hindi film and in the 2018 interview, she mentioned ‘Goonj Uthi Shehnai’ (1959) as her debut film. It is interesting to note that in ‘Goonj Uthi Shehnai’ (1959), Jeevankala has not been accredited in the credit titles of the film. But she appears in one song of the film.

A further interesting observation about Jeevankala’s filmography is that before 1959, she had worked in as many as 8 films which include ‘Alam Ara’ (1956), ‘Paristaan’ (1957), ‘Khota Paisa’ (1958) and ‘Detective’ (1958). In ‘Khota Paisa’ (1958), a dance song “O Jaan e Jaan Muddat Ke Baad” has been picturised on her.

Jeevankala, who started with big banners film producing companies like Prakash Pictures’ ‘Goonj Uthi Shahnai’ (1959) and K Amarnath Productions’ ‘Kal Hamaara Hai’ (1959), drifted into ‘B’ grade movies in the genres of fantasy, action, costume drama, thriller etc. In such films, heroes would be like Sheikh Mukhtar, Ranjan, Daljeet, Dara Singh and heroines would be like Chitra, Vijaya Chowdhary, Parveen Chowdhary, Nishi etc. Of course, she also continued to be associated with big banner films like ‘China Town’ (1962), ‘Taj Mahal’ (1963), ‘Mere Sanam’ (1965), ‘Khandaan’ (1965), ‘Himalaya Ki God Mein’ (1965), ‘Saawan Ki Ghata’ (1966), ‘Saraswatichandra’ (1968) etc.

Jeevankala has also worked in some Marathi films. In ‘Putra Whava Aisa’ (1961), she was in lead role opposite Vivek in which an immortal song,  जिथे सागरा धरणी मिळते beautifully rendered by Suman Kalyanpur was picturised on Jeevankala. A laavani  song, रेशमाच्या रेघांनी, लाल काळया धाग्यांनी from ‘Marathi Tituka Melwava’ (1964) was also picturised on Jeevankala as a laavani dancer.

In the interview of December 2018, Jeevankala has claimed that about 70 songs have been picturised on her. Our Blog has covered 38 songs picturised on her and 17 songs, the video clips of which are available on video sharing platforms are yet to be covered on the Blog. Thus, the total songs picturised on Jeevankala works out to 55. In addition, there could be a few more of her songs for which video clips are not available as some of her films are not traceable as of now.

During the listing of songs picturised on Jeevankala, I came across an obscure  film ‘Panch Ratan’ (1965) (In the credit titles it is written as ‘पंच-रतन’ in Hindi) which was directed by Kamran. The star cast consisted of Randhawa, Parveen Chowdhary, Kamran, Kamal Mehra, Amarnath, Shyam Kumar, Randhir, Sadhana Khote, Jeevankala, Laxmi Chhaya, Meenaxi, Aruna etc. The full film is available for viewing in HD quality and it belongs to the ‘Action-Costume Drama’ genre. Probably, this film was meant for those audience who used to enjoy wrestling bouts between Dara Singh, King Kong and others in the 60s at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Stadium, Worli in Mumbai. In addition, there are sword fights in the film for such audience.

The film has 5 songs written by 2 lyricists – Anjaan (4) and Upendra (1). I am presenting the song, “Kya Ho. . . Kahin Miley Do Nigaahen” from ‘Panch Ratan’ (1965). The song is rendered by Suman Kalyanpur and Kamal Barot and is picturised on Laxmi Chhaya and Jeevankala, respectively. In the audience, Parveen Chowdhary,  Randhawa, Kamal Mehra, Meenaxi and Shyam Kumar can be seen among others.

The song is written by Anjaan which is set to music by Sardar Malik.

Song – Kya Ho. . Haaye Kya Ho (Panch Ratan) (1965) Singer – Suman Kalyanpur, Kamal Barot, Lyrics – Anjaan, MD – Sardar Malik
Suman Kalyanpur + Kamal Barot

Lyrics

kya ho
haaye kya ho
kahin miley do nigaahen
phir kya ho
arre kya ho
haaye kya ho
tumhen kaise samjhaaye phir kya ho
puchho na
jaan e jaan

baat hai
raaz ki

haaye kya ho
 
jab jawaan hasraton ka
jaam ho chhalka chhalka
dagmagaate ho armaan
ho nasha halka halka
aise mein
jab koi
dekh le
pyaar se

phir kya ho
kahin miley do nigaahen phir kya ho
arre kya ho
tumhen kaise samjhaayen phir kya ho
puchho na
jaan e jaan

baat hai
raaz ki

haaye kya ho
 
ho sama aashiqaana
dil mein bhi bachpana ho
aisi naazuk ghadi mein
unse jo saamna ho
dil dagaa
de hamen

dhadkane
jaayen tham

phir kya ho
kahin miley do nigaahen
phir kya ho
haay kya ho
tumhen kaise samjhaayen phir kya ho
puchho na
jaan e jaan

baat hai
raaz ki

haaye kya ho

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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क्या हो
हाय क्या हो
कहीं मिलें दो निगाहें
फिर क्या हो
अरे क्या हो
हाय क्या हो
तुम्हें कैसे समझाएँ फिर क्या हो
पूछो ना
जान ए जां
बात है
राज़ की
हाय क्या हो

जब जवां हसरतों का
जाम हो छलका छलका
डमगाते हों अरमां
हो नशा हल्का हल्का
ऐसे में
जब कोई
देख ले
प्यार से
फिर क्या हो
कहीं मिलें दो निगाहें फिर क्या हो
अरे क्या हो
तुम्हें कैसे समझाएँ फिर क्या हो
पूछो ना
जान ए जां
बात है
राज़ की
हाय क्या हो

हो समा आशिक़ाना
दिल में भी बचपना हो
ऐसी नाज़ुक घड़ी में
उनसे जो सामना हो
दिल दगा
दे हमें
धड़कनें
जाएँ थम
फिर क्या हो
कहीं मिलें दो निगाहें फिर क्या हो
अरे क्या हो
तुम्हें कैसे समझाएँ फिर क्या हो
पूछो ना
जान ए जां
बात है
राज़ की
हाय क्या हो


This article is written by Sudhir, 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 :

4451 Post No. : 15913 Movie Count :

4366

Missing Films of 1960s – 116
– – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

Ah, wonderful. Revisiting an old friend after a very long gap. Feels good.

This series was initiated on 30th Sep, 2015, almost 5 years ago to the day. The series continued with a certain regularity almost for four years, till 1st July, 2019. That day, I had posted a rarest of the rare finds – “Taaron Bhari Raat Hai” – a song from the film ‘Hawa Mahal’ (1962), a film which is very much available in video, but sadly all its songs have been axed from the VCD release. I had written in that post, that I had even gone beyond the VCD version and searched out the VHS cassette of the film, and even that had no songs. But fortunately, searching thru film, I accidentally chanced to catch half a song that appeared at the end of the film. Probably, when the editors were making the cuts, for whatever reasons (which we do not know at this point), they had missed out the closing shots of the film, whereat one song is repeated partially as is the tradition followed in many Hindi films we know.

That was the 112th episode of this series. And I believed at that time that I had exhausted all the available films of 1960s that I could gather from all the sources I could take help from. But I was so wrong in my belief at that time. And man, am I glad that I was so wrong. Actually, as soon as that post appeared, I got a few messages from friends on the blog and off it, that hey, this here is another film available, so please check it out. I did, and found a few more films and songs available, that have helped to keep this series alive and continuing.

The frequency has reduced significantly, but surely, we have now added three more films to the series. We keep chugging along, and hopefully will continue to reduce the number of films which sit on the list of pending films from 1960s. I bring on board one more film from 1960s, that had been unavailable for quite sometime. And to let you know, there still are two more films that have been identified and I will be posting them appropriately.

The intent of the series continues today with a song from the 1965 film ‘Panch Ratan’. This obscure film had remained so for quite many years. Even the Geet Kosh did not carry the complete information about this film. The list of songs is there, but the songs themselves remained elusive for long. It appears that the songs of this film were not released on gramophone records, and so the audio version of the songs of this film remains out of reach even today. However, the video of this film has been available online for almost 10 years now, indicating that it was a major miss on my part as I started searching five years or so ago, for missing films of 1960s.

Anyway. The film is available, as are its songs. Here is the first song of this film, as it makes it debut on our blog here today. The film is produced under the banner of Broadway Pictures, Bombay, and is directed by Kamran. The film is a costume drama, with a theme that has been oft repeated in Hindi cinema and also the world cinema. The theme is the variation of the storyline in which a group of well meaning friends come together in a pact of solidarity, to overthrow a local regime of a tyrannical bad-man. Films on this theme are plenty across the world – ‘Seven Samurai’, and ‘The Magnificent Seven’ immediately come to mind, as do films like ‘Khotey Sikkey’ etc. I am sure readers will be able to add more films as examples.

The cast of the film is listed as Randhawa, Parveen Chaudhary, Kamran, Shaam Kumar, Kamal Mehra, Habeeb, Amarnath, Randhir, Meenakshi, Sadhana Khote, Fazal, Moolchand, Sabir, Anjum, Madhumati, Jeevankala, Aruna, Lakshmichaya, Saudagar Singh, Joginder Singh, Vasant Singh, and Sony Alexander etc.

The film has five songs, all in video. None of these songs have appeared any gramophone records. Four of the songs are written by Anjaan and one song is credited to Upendra. Today’s song is by Anjaan. Music for this film is composed by Sardar Malik. Today, I present the first song of this film here. This is a raj-darbaar dance song – a dance performed in a royal court setting. The singing voice is that of Suman Kalyanpur. On screen, the song has been performed by actress Aruna. The identification of the dancer has been made by our dear Prakash ji. Also, in this video clip, we can see Parveen Chaudhry, Randhir, and Kamran, seated on the raised dias watching this performance. In between, the scene cuts to a dungeon where we see Randhawa and Shaam Kumar as prisoners being tortured by the king’s soldiers. We also see three other soldiers enter the dungeon, one of whom is actually a lady dressed as a male soldier. Apparently, these three are friends of Randhawa who have come to rescue him. Their identity gets revealed as the helmet of lady gets disturbed and her long hair fall down. A melee ensues in which Randhawa and Shaam Kumar are freed and the chief of the torture chamber is put in chains. All this while the dance and the song continues in the royal court. There is help required to identify all the players in this clip, and I request Prakash ji and other knowledgeable readers and friends to please help to identify more actors.

With this song, ‘Panch Ratan’ makes its debut here on the blog. And it also bring up the 116th episode of this series. I must admit that the gap in the episodes has been quite a bit, and even this post has been prompted by the fact that another post, by Sadanand ji, is now waiting to be posted, and it uses another song of this film. When Atul ji and I received the post from Sadanand ji, I was prompted into quick action to ensure that the debut song of this film is first brought on board as part of this series and then the post by Sadanand ji gets published. I must thank him for being patient to wait for me to post this debut song. His post should be coming on within a day.

Another very interesting observation here. In the flurry of Ten Year Challenge posts, we seem to have backed away from posting debut songs. The last debut song posted here was on 5th Sept, nineteen days ago. And 46 posts ago. Meaning that in the past nineteen days, 46 songs have been posted and not a single one is from a debut film. We need to research whether this is a record. I am not sure, but seems quite like it.

I will sign off now and let you take a view and listen to this wonderful fast paced melody which is quite attractive in the first hear itself. The dance movements and expressions presented by Aruna are very impressive. A song that surely is worth watching as well as hearing.

 

Video

Song – Saaqiya. . Uff Teri. . Ye Ada  (Panch Ratan) (1965) Singer – Suman Kalyanpur, Lyrics – Anjaan, MD – Sardar Malik

Lyrics 

saaqiya
uff teri
ye ada
saaqiya
uff teri
ye ada
tauba tauba
tauba tauba
bin piye
kya hua
ye nasha
tauba tauba
tauba tauba

duniiya ko deta hai paimaane bhar ke
hum to hain pyaase teri nazar ke
duniiya ko deta hai paimaane bhar ke
hum to hain pyaase teri nazar ke
hum ko teri
mehfil bhala
kya vaasta
kya vaasta
saaqiya
uff teri
ye ada
saaqiya
uff teri
ye ada
tauba tauba
tauba tauba
bin piye
kya hua
ye nasha
tauba tauba
tauba tauba

wo mai buri hai jo hosh uda de
aisi pila de jo hosh mein laa de
wo mai buri hai jo hosh uda de
aisi pila de jo hosh mein laa de
behke huye
sambhlen zara
aisi pila
aisi pila
saaqiya
uff teri
ye ada
saaqiya
uff teri
ye ada
tauba tauba
tauba tauba
bin piye
kya hua
ye nasha
tauba tauba
tauba tauba

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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साक़िया
उफ़्फ़ तेरी
ये अदा
साक़िया
उफ़्फ़ तेरी
ये अदा
तौबा तौबा
तौबा तौबा
बिन पिये
क्या हुआ
ये नशा
तौबा तौबा
तौबा तौबा

दुनिया को देता है पैमाने भर के
हम तो हैं प्यासे तेरी नज़र के
दुनिया को देता है पैमाने भर के
हम तो हैं प्यासे तेरी नज़र के
हमको तेरी
महफिल भला
क्या वास्ता
क्या वास्ता
साक़िया
उफ़्फ़ तेरी
ये अदा
साक़िया
उफ़्फ़ तेरी
ये अदा
तौबा तौबा
तौबा तौबा
बिन पिये
क्या हुआ
ये नशा
तौबा तौबा
तौबा तौबा

वो मय बुरी है होश उड़ा दे
ऐसी पीला दे जो होश में ला दे
वो मय बुरी है होश उड़ा दे
ऐसी पीला दे जो होश में ला दे
बहके हुये
संभलें ज़रा
ऐसी पिला
ऐसी पिला
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तौबा तौबा
तौबा तौबा


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Blog Day :

4444 Post No. : 15892

“Naag Mohini”(1963) was directed by Shantilal Soni for Dimple Films Bombay. This “pauraaanik” movie had Vijaya Chadhary, Mahipal, Sundar, Rajan Haksar, Bablu, Uma Dutt, Indira Bansal, Rajrani, Sood, Khursheed etc in it.

The movie had six songs in it. Four of these songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the fifth song from “Naag Mohini”(1963) to appear in the blog. the song is sung by Suman Kalyanpur. Bharat Vyas is the lyricist. Music is composed by Sardar Malik.

The song is picturised as an “inspirational” song, which to me sounds more like a “putting up a brave face” genre of song on a kid who could be Bablu going by the star cast. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the identity of the kid.

Audio

Video

Song-Hum hain baalak kal ke maalik (Naag Mohini)(1963) Singer-Suman Kalyanpur, Lyrics-Bharat Vyas, MD-Sardar Malik

Lyrics

hum hain baalak
kal ke maalik
hum hain baalak
kal ke maalik
samjho mat naadaan
aa jaayen gar hathh pe apni
jhukta hai bhagwaan
ho o
hum hain baalak
kal ke maalik

jungle ho ujaad ho
saamne pahaad ho
sheron ki dahaad ho
koi na sake re humen thhaamne
din ho ya raat ho
aandhi barsaat ho
koi bhi na saath ho
badhte hi jaayen hum saamne
hum hain bachche
dhun ke sachche
sheron ki santaa aan
aa jaayen gar hathh pe apni
jhukta hai bhagwaan
ho o
hum hai baalak
kal ke maalik

dikhne mein kamzor hum
shakti mein ghanghor hum
aandhiyon ka zor hum
pade na kisi ko hum se vaasta
chaahe jalti aag ho
bhaazlu cheeta baagh ho
fan uthaaye naag ho
koi na roke humaara raasta
hum hain ladke
hum jo bhadken
ban jaaye toofaa aan
aa jaayen gar hathh pe apni
jhukta hai bhagwaan
ho o
hum hain baalak
kal ke maalik
hum hain baalak
kal ke maalik
samjho na naadaan
aa jaayen gar hathh pe apni
jhukta hai bhagwan
ho o
hum hain baalak
kal ke maalik


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Blog Day :

4431 Post No. : 15863

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2010-2020) – Song No. 70
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The date ten years ago, viz 4 september 2010 saw as many as seven songs discussed in the blog, in ascending order of release of movies that the songs belonged to. The first song of the day was posted as 5 :48 AM whereas the seventh and final post of the day got publiushed at 7:58 AM ! Those were the days when the task of posting seven songs was over before 8 AM !

Here are the details of these seven songs :-

Blog Song No song Movie Year Remarks
2901 Ab kaun hai meraa Anmol Ghadi 1946 YIPPEED
2902 Do din ki zindagi mein dukhde hain beshumaar Poonam 1952 YIPPEED/td>
2903 Aaye bahaar banke lubhaa kar chale gaye Raajhath 1956 YIPPEED
2904 Dil mera naache thunak thunak Mera Ghar Mere Bachche 1960 5 songs covered out of 9
2905 Ye Lucknow ki sarzameen Chaudhvin ka chaand 1960 YIPPEED
2906 Aankhon ne muhabbat mein badaa kaam kiyaa hai Free Love 1974
2907 Koi patthar se naa maare mere deewaane ko Laila Majnu 1976 YIPPEED

One can notice that five of the movies whose songs were discussed that day have been YIPPEED by now. That leaves us with only two movies out of those seven that are still available for discussion in the blog.

“Mera Ghar Mere Bachchey”(1960), one of these unYIPPEED movie which is eligible for “Blog Ten Year challenge” today (4 september 2020) was produced aand directed by Sohrab Modi. The movie had Sohrab Modi, Sulochana Latkar, Sudesh Kumar, Kumari Naaz, Daisy Irani, Charlie, Nana Palsikar, Subi Raj, Bal Raaj, Saadat Ali, Sadhana Chowdhary, Kavita, Jilani, Ketki, Polson, Avtar Singh, Devchand, Razia, Ghulam Mohiuddin, Mohan Jerry etc in it.

The movie had nine songs in it. Five songs are covered. Here are the details of these songs already covered in the blog :-

Blog Song No song Date posted
1969 Bahaaron se poochho mere pyaar ko tum 22 september 2009
2904 Dil mera naache thunak thunak 22 september 2009
5622 Chanda ke desh mein rehti ek raani 11 March 2012
12169 Wo hi oodi oodi ghataayen hain 1 July 2016
13347 Zulm bhi karte hain aur kehte hain ke fariyaad na kar 19 June 2017

As “blog ten year challenge” for today (4 september 2020), here is a song from “Mera Ghar Mere Bachhchey”(1960). This song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. Hasrat Jaipuri is the lyricist. Music is composed by Sardar Malik.

The song is picturised on Kavita and Sudesh Kumar.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

Audio link:

Song-Peena haraam hai to nigaahen mila ke pee (Mera Ghar Mere Bachchey)(1960) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Hasrat Jaipuri, MD-Sardar Malik

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

peena haraam hai
to nigaahein milaa ke pee..ee
peena haraam hai
to nigaahein milaa ke pee ee
meri nazar ke jaam ko
dil se lagaa ke pee ee
peena haraa..aam hai ae ae

zulfon ki badliyon se
barasti hain mastiyaan aan
zulfon ki badliyon se
barasti hain mastiyaan
meri ada adaa mein
chamkti hain bijliyaan..aaan
tu aisi raushni mein zaraa
muskuraa ke pee..ee..ee
peena haraam hai
to nigaahein milaa ke pee..ee..ee
peena haraaa..aam hai ae ae

aankhon ke saghaaron mein
dubo de tu apna gham mm
ae mere dil ke chain nahin
tu kisi se kam
main naachti hoon
saaz uthhaa gungunaa ke pee…ee..ee
peena haraam hai
to nigaahein milaa ke pee..ee ee
meri nazar ke jaam ko
dil se lagaa ke pee ee ee
peena haraa..aam hai ae ae ae


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