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Blog Day : 4067 Post No. : 15203

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Today we wish the smart handsome light-eyed actor, producer, director, screen writer and editor Rakesh Roshan on his 70th birthday with lots of health and happiness- discovered as I sat to write this that he is also a cancer conqueror. Very heart-warming to learn that.

We all know that he started at a rather young age in the film industry as an assistant to Mohan Kumar during the making of “Anjaana” due to the untimely death of his father – Roshanlal Nagrath; the music director of “Baawre Nain” fame “Roshan”. (I don’t intend to list Roshan’s albums here).

Rakesh Roshan had “Ghar Ghar Ki Kahaani” as his first release in 1970. It was a supporting role where the most popular song of the movie “sama hai suhaana suhaana” was lip synced by Jalal Agha and Rakesh Roshan and Bharathi were only part of the group that shakes a leg to the song. This movie was followed by movies like “Seema”; “Ankhon Ankhon Mein”; “Paraya Dhan”; “Man Mandir” and a host of others where mostly he was either a supporting actor. There were movies where he was the lead but the stories were mostly heroine-centric as in “Khoobsurat”; “Kaamchor”; “Bahu Ki Awaz”; “Bahurani” etc. He has had successful movies with Rishi Kapoor beginning with “Khel Khel Mein” “Jhootha Kahin Ka”; “Aap Ke Deewane” and their friendship is such that Rishi did a guest appearance in Rakesh’s directorial debut “Khudgarz”. Similarly, his friendship with Sujit Kumar, Jeetendra, Prem Chopra and the pranks that they play on each other are some of the anecdotes that each of these actors don’t tire relating. Of course, he had his share of solo hero movies where the heroines were equally important – for example “Ek Kunwari Ek Kunwara” with Leena Chandavarkar, “Nafrat” with Yogita Bali; “Humari Bahu Alka” with Bindiya Goswami; “Shubh Kaamna” with Rati Agnihotri etc.

His pairing with Rekha gave us movies like “Khoobsurat” which was followed by “Neeyat”; “Daasi”; “Jeevan Dhara”; and when he turned director Rekha got the best movie of her life (my personal feeling) “Khoon Bhari Maang” which kind of resurrected Rekha’s career. She went on to even accept the role of Hrithik’s mother in Rakesh’s directorial “Koi Mil Gaya” and also played Hrithik’s grandmother in its sequel “Krrish”. It is quite well known that Rakesh Roshan likes to name all his films with titles that begin with K. He has tasted success with all the movies he has produced beginning with “Khudgarz” in 1987.

Today we have a song from one of his initial movie “Seema” (1971) which was produced by Sohanlal Kanwar and directed by Surendra Mohan and Bharathi (of South Indian movies) was his co-star. The movie also had Kabir Bedi and Simi Garewal in the cast. The most famous song of this movie “Jab bhi yeh dil udaas hota hai” is already on the blog along with two other songs.

Here is the fourth song of the movie with Rakesh Roshan trying to woo Bharathi in a manner, which in the current times and even earlier (I suppose) would amount to eve teasing. In most of the songs of this type we see the lady smiling and falling in love with ‘the tormentor’ but not in this song. The song also shows that Rakesh or Duggu, as he is addressed by his friends, was a decent dancer and didn’t indulge in stomping of the feet, or exhibiting two left feet etc. As I was seeing the video to note the lyrics there is a point in the song where he mimics a lady and I recollected that portion of “Aap Ke Deewane” where he comes dressed as a lady teacher for Tina Munim.

“Seema” had music by Shankar Jaikishan and the movie opens with a tribute to Jaikishanji. Today’s song is written by Verma Malik and it is sung by Kishore Kumar.

Once again Happy Birthday to Rakesh Roshan.


Song-Ladki chale jab sadkon pe aaye qayaamat ladkon pe (Seema)(1971) Singer-Kishore Kumar, Lyrics-Verma Malik, MD-Shankar Jaikishan

Lyrics

ladki chale jab sadkon pe
aaye qayaamat ladkon pe ae
ladki chale jab sadkon pe
aaye qayaamat ladkon pe ae
ladki chale jab sadkon pe
aaye qayaamat ladkon pe ae
ladki ee oye

udhar gaal pe aanchal fisla
idhar kaleja haath se nikla
udhar gaal pe aanchal fisla
idhar kaleja haath se nikla
ik zaalim ki mast jawaani
dooja maar gaya hai nakhra
ho gayi ee
arre ho gayi baghaawat sadkon pe
aaye qayaamat ladkon pe ae
ladki chale jab sadkon pe
aaye qayaamat ladkon pe
kakdi ee

jisne dekha woh hi bola
dekho solah saal ka shola
jisne dekha woh hi bola
dekho solah saal ka shola
lagti hai saawan ka hindola
chalti jab kha ke hichkola
lut gayi
arre lut gayi sharaafat sadkon pe
aaye qayaamat ladko pe
ladki chalein jab sadkon pe
aaye qayaamat ladkon pe
ladki oye

li angdaayi uthth gayin baahein
thham gaye raste ruk gayih rahein
li angdaayi uthth gayih baahein
thham gaye raste ruk gayih rahein
jidhar jidhar bhi mili nigaahen
lagi kataarein daayen baayen
mach gayi
arre mach gayi hai aafat sadkon pe
aaye qayaamat ladkon pe ae
ladki chalein jab sadkon pe
aaye qayaamat ladko pe ae
ladki chalein jab sadkon pe
aaye qayaamat ladkon pe
ladki oye

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“Seema”(1971), though a movie of 1970s and therefore a movie of recent vintage by the standards of this blog, has been forgotten with time whereas “Seema”(1955) is still remembered. “Seema”(1971) was directed by Surendra Mohan for Filmnagar, Bombay. The movie had Simy Garewal, Kabir Bedi, Bharti, Rakesh Roshan, Chand Usmani, Abhi Bhattacharya, Raj Mehra, Yashodhara Katju, V Gopal, Gopal Sehgal, Bhola, Brahm Bhardwaj, Sulochana, Padma Khanna etc in it.
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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 sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

From the very early childhood, probably the deepest interest that I have is gathering and storing away in memory – facts, curious info, peculiar data, and a plethora of such interesting information that I would use (still use 🙂 ) to make interesting conversations and, ahem, impressing others  :).  In short, I have been a General Knowledge (GK) buff since I was toddler.  In my class, I was known as the best and the worst – always scored the highest, mostly perfect scores, in the GK papers, and always, without fail, scored the lowest in art and painting.  (The art teachers were generous; they would give me just enough not to spoil my averages.)
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In 1950s and 1960s, there were some songs where kids would ask a lady to tell them a story and the lady would sing a sad song. In the song, she would tell the kids about her own sad story. I had posted such songs here from “Gumrah” and “Lajwanti” , where Mala Sinha and Nargis sing such songs.
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“Seema” (1955) is a movie where Nutan played a tragedy queen role for the first time. As befitted her role, she would remain sad in the movie all the time.
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I am aware of at least two movies by the name “Seema”. One was released in 1955 and another was in 1971. Curiously, both these movies had music by Shankar Jaikishan.
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“Seema” (1955) is a movie that launched Nutan’s career as a tragedy queen. I am sure Nutan may not have bargained for a career as a tragedy queen when she began her Bollywood career in early 1950s after becoming the first ever filmfare Miss India. Yes, Nutan won the Miss India award in 1952 in its inaugural edition.
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Meena Kumari is regarded as the first great tragedy queen of Bollywood movies. But in reality that crown rightfully belongs to Nutan. Nutan had begun playing tragic roles as early as 1955 when Meena Kumari was still playing happy bubbly roles.
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I have heard this song “jab bhi ye dil udaas hota hai” quite a few times in the past and I have liked it too. It is an ideal song when you feel sad, as the song says.
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When one talks of tragic actors, what are the names that come to mind ? Guru Dutt and Meena Kumari ? It may be news for people, but in the first decade of their career viz 1950s, they were both known for playing positive, energetic ,bubbly characters oozing with zest for life.

The crown for being the first major tragedy queen of that era should rightfully belong to Nutan. She played quite a few memorable tragic roles in movies. She in fact played a tragic role as early as in 1955 in a movie called “Seema”.
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