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This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular 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.

After an enforced hiatus of over a month, I am back again with yet another song from the yore.

During this period, I acutely realised how much this Blog, its people, Hindi old films and songs had become a part of my life and I missed all this. When I was younger and ran after my career, the same feeling used to be there. Now of course, there are deadlines,commitments,accountability and work satisfaction, but of different kind. Equally important, nevertheless. I was overwhelmed with the good wishes and prayers for me from friends during this period. God is Great and everything fitted in place finally and I am once again ready to pour my heart here in discussing songs, people and films. Thanks to all.

Today’s song is from a film called Gopinath-48. This film is known to many, only for the original song and tune, used by Raj Kapoor in his film ‘Satyam Shivam Sundaram ‘-78 in the song “Yashomati maiyya se poochhe Nandlala, Radha kyun gori, main kyun kaala “.

But there is much more to this film than only this song.

The film belongs to the Bengali tradition of melodramas. The main Heroine Tripti Mitra has given a remarkable performance. In shifting the tragedy from Devdas type male anxiety for a woman’s condition, the film chronicles how women get caught in the traditional environment. Mahesh Kaul, who wrote the story, screen play and dialogues, besides directing it, picked a delicate subject and handled it skilfully. He also acted in this film in the role of a movie director.

This was Raj Kapoor’s first major appearance on screen, before he became a legend later on. He excelled as an actor here. The film ends with an unusual scene.

When the film was released, it was hailed by critics as a work of art, much ahead of its time. It was creditable for Mahesh Kaul to have made this film, when the Indian Cinema was yet to become an adult. No wonder, the Government of India has preserved a print of Gopinath-48 in its National Film Archives for posterity. The acting of Raj Kapoor confirmed, his greatness would have matched any actor in the world, only if he had not wasted his talent in imitating Chaplin. This is my personal opinion.

There were two Heroines. One was Tripti Mitra, a big name in Bangla films and stage movement. She acted in only 3 Hindi movies. Gopinath-48, Dharati ke Lal-46 and Munna-54. Munna was a sequel to Dharati Ke Lal- both films directed by K.A.Abbas.

Smt. TRIPTI MITRA, née Tripti Bhaduri (Born 25 October 1925 – Died 24 May 1989), popular Indian Actress of Bengali Theatre and Films. She was the wife of Sombhu Mitra, noted Theatre & Film Director, with whom she co-founded pioneering theatre group Bohurupee in 1948. She has acted in films like Jukti Takko Aar Gappo and Dharti Ke Lal.

She was awarded Padma Shri and the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award, the highest Indian recognition given to practicing artists, given by Sangeet Natak Akademi, India’s National Academy for Music, Dance and Drama.

Tripti Mitra was born in Dinajpur (British India) on 25 October 1925. Her father was Ashutosh Bhaduri and mother was Shailabala Debi. In Dinajpur Minor School she studied up to class six, then she came to Kolkata and got admission in Pyaricharan School. After passing Higher Secondary Examination from that school, she got admission in Ashutosh College. But she could not complete her studies since she got a job. She married Sombhu Mitra in December, 1945. She has a daughter Shaoli Mitra, who is also an actress and director.

Tripti Mitra had been acting in theatre since her teens. She first acted in her cousin Bijon Bhattacharya’s play Agun (Fire) in 1943. After watching her stage performance in noted IPTA play, Nabanna (Harvest) based on Bengal famine of 1943, director Khwaja Ahmad Abbas took her to Bombay to act in Gana Natya Sangha’s film Dharti Ke Lal in 1943, partly based on the play. Her first Bengali film was Pathik in 1953, the film was directed by Debaki Kumar Basu. She also acted in Ritwik Ghatak’s last film, Jukti Takko Aar Gappo (1974).

In 1948, Shombhu and Tripti Mitra founded their own theatre group named Bohurupee. She acted in innumerable plays mostly along with her husband Sombhu Mitra,a colossus in the field of theatre, to become one of the most legendary beings of Bengali theatre, most famous for her role as Nandini, the protagonist of Rabindranath Tagore’s Rakta Karabi. She also acted in Jago Hua Savera, a 1959 Urdu movie produced in Dhaka, East Pakistan (now Bangladesh), based on a Manik Bandopadhya’s classic novel Padma Nadir Majhi. Tripti Mitra died on 24 May 1989.

The second Heroine was Latika. In the year 2014, I got in touch with Ms. Sindy Bell, daughter of Latika and a resident of London, U.K. Sindy was kind enough to provide me a brief note on her Biography. Latika had acted only in 13 films from 1944 to 1948.

” Latika was born 13th October, 1924 in Darjeeling. Her Tibetan name was Hungu-Lamou. Her mother was Tibetan. Her father was an Australian who adopted Buddhism, living in India as a race horse trainer for the Maharajas. He died when Latika was still very young leaving her with a newly born brother. As a child, Latika was sent to the Kalimpong girl’s orphanage also called ‘The Homes’ for her education by her mother and new step-father until she was 16. Her mother had four more children, her half-brothers and sisters.

The Homes (one for girls, one for boys) were founded by a Scottish missionary, so as a child, Latika was christened Agnes and this is the name she uses in England. Her mother was Buddhist, her step-father, an Anglo-Indian by the name of Webber, was a Protestant but Buddhism was the prevalent faith among her surrounding family of aunties and uncles in Darjeeling.

Latika’s step-father was an engineer who built bridges and due to his work, when she was a teenager, they moved to Mumbai. It was there that Latika made friends with a neighbour who was a kathak dancer and actress. She was invited to visit the Minerva film studios and was there spotted by the director Sohrab Modi and offered the opportunity to act. This was where she was given the stage name Latika, which she is still called by friends and family in India to this day.

In those days, all the scripts were in Urdu which she read beautifully and also learnt kathak dancing. I’m sure you already know the 12 films Latika acted in from the mid 1940’s to early 1950’s, in particular the film Gopinath with Raj Kapoor (1948), where she played the ‘femme fatale’ and her lovely dance sequence in Jugnu (1947).

Latika had always had a respect and interest in holy writings. It was during this period that she met a Jehovah’s Witness who was able to explain the bible, not as a church book, but as holy writings, it’s answers to the ‘big’ questions we all ask and it’s promised blessings. It satisfied all of Latika’s questions about life, so she became a Jehovah’s Witness.

It was while as an actress she met and eventually became friends with Gope at the studios. To this day, Latika says he was the kindest, most compassionate man she ever met. They married and, at Gope’s request, Latika retired from the film industry.

Latika did introduce Gope to the bible. He would read by himself (or as my mother would say, ‘exclaim in delight!’), passages from it, early mornings on the verandah before work. She said he was particularly taken with the accounts of Jesus and how tenderly he treated people. To her surprise, of his own volition, he too become a Jehovah’s Witness.

Gope had a large house in Juhu which also came to house all Latika’s family. When we saw it, it had became a hotel but I’m not sure what has happened to it now.

Before Gope’s death, they had two sons, Gope Jr, and Lalith. When Gope suddenly and unexpectedly died, when the boys were three and five, mum decided to join her siblings who had earlier migrated to the UK. I came from her second marriage.

Latika is still alive and very well and living in the UK. She is in her 90th year, still beautiful. My niece’s second name is Latika and Gope Jr’s two sons bear the (second) name of Gope also. Latika has a big family with grand-children and great grand-children, all from Gope’s lineage. ”

On 25-9-2012, I had written this review of Gopinath-48, in this Blog–

GOPINATH-1948 was a Shanti lok Chitra film.It was produced and Directed by Mahesh Kaul, who not only wrote its story,screenplay and dialogues,but also acted in it.

The music was by Ninu Muzumdar and lyrics by Ram murthy Chaturvedi.There were 9 songs in the film, including 2 Bhajans of Meerabai and Surdas each.

The cast was Raj Kapoor,Tripti Mitra,Latika,Randhir,Anwari Bai, Sachin Ghosh etc.

This was a story of Gopi (Tripti Mitra), who is an orphan in the house of Mohan (Raj Kapoor). She is abandoned by her only brother. Gopi loves Mohan, but Mohan loves Neela Devi, an actress (Latika).

Gopi is frustrated and is mad,when Mohan returns to her after getting fed up and disillusioned by Neela Devi.

I saw this movie in its IInd run in early 1950s, but I had my notes on this movie.

Although some critics had actually lauded Raj Kapoor’s performance in this film, I felt that Tripti had outclassed RK in this film.

There are in all 9 songs in the film. Today’s song is only the second song to be discussed here. All songs,videos and the film are available on YT. This song is sung by Shamshad Begum and chorus. This dance song is very melodious, with a lilting tune. You will enjoy it….


Song-Baali umar piyaa mor mor mor (Gopinath)(1948) Singer-Shamshad Begam, Lyrics-Rammurty Chaturvedi, MD-Ninu Majumdar
Chorus

Lyrics

baali umar piyaa mor mor mor
jiyaraa naa maane
haay jiyaraa naa maane
o o o
baali umar piyaa mor mor mor
jiyaraa naa maane

haay jiyaraa naa maane
o o o

jabse dekhaa hai tumhen aen aen aen
bas kho gaye hain ham kahin
naa tasalli hai
naa ji ko chain hai ae
ek dam kahin
chhaayi ghataa ghanghor ghor ghor
jiyaraa naa maane

haay jiyaraa naa maane
o o o
baali umar piyaa mor mor mor
jiyaraa naa maane

haay jiyaraa naa maane
o o o

par nahin
ud kar tumhaare paas jo aa jaayen ham
aa jaayen ham
aa jaayen ham

dil samajhtaa hi nahin
kyun kar ise samjhaayen ham
samjhaayen ham
samjhaayen ham

chhoot jaaye gham ke haathon se
jo nikle dam kahin
khaaq aisi zindagi par
tum kahin aur ham kahin
pi pi papihaa kare shor shor shor
jiyaraa naa maane

haay jiyaraa naa maane
o o o
baali umar piyaa mor mor mor
jiyaraa naa maane
haay jiyaraa naa maane

o o o

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“Naqaab”(1955) was produced and directed by Lekhraj Bhakri for Tasveeristaan. The movie had Shammi Kapoor, Madhubala, Asha Mathur, Ajit, Heera Lal, Yashodhara Katju, Maruti etc. in it.

Three songs from this movie have been discussed in the past. Here is the fourth song from the movie. This song is sung by Shamshad Begam. Prem Dhawan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Pt Govindram.

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


Song-Dil se dil ka paimaana takra le ik baar (Naqaab)(1955) Singer-Shamshad Begam, Lyrics-Prem Dhawan, MD-Pt Govindram

Lyrics

dil se dil ka paimaana takra le ik baar
dil se dil ka paimaana takra le ik baar
zara chhed de dil ke taar
bhar le aankhon mein pyaar
zara chhed de dil ke taar
bhar le aankhon mein pyaar
roz roz na aayegi ye rangeen bahaar
dil se dil ka paimaana takra le ik baar

angdaaiyaan le le kar hai raat ki raani aayi
angdaaiyaan le le kar hai raat ki raani aayi
is chaand se mukhde par zulfon ki ghata hai chhaayi
kar ulfat ka ikraar
mere baanke dildaar
ye duniya hai din chaar
dil se dil ka paimaana takra le ik baar

matwaale jhoom le
o mastaane jhoom le
matwaale jhoom le
o mastaane jhoom le
ulfat ki shama ke o parwaane jhoom le
ulfat ki shama ke o parwaane jhoom le

ye mast nazar hai tere liye
ye dil ye jigar hai tere liye
kaali zulfen gora mukhda
ye shaam o sahar hai tere liye
kar ulfat ka ikraar mere baanke dildaar
ye duniya hai din chaar
dil se dil ka paimaana takra le ik baar

zara chhed de dil ke taar
bhar le aankhon mein pyaar
roz roz na aayegi ye rangeen bahaar
dil se dil ka paimaana takra le ik baar


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“Dil Ki Duniya”(1949) was directed by Mazhar Khan for Noble Art Production, Bombay. The movie had Munnawwar Sultana, Mazhar Khan, Geeta Bali, Shrimati Suman, Jaswant, Madan Puri, Suraiyya Chaudhary, Aghajaan, Rajpal, Raj adeeb, Robi, Abu Bakar etc in it.

The movie had ten songs in it. Two songs from the movie have been covered in the past.

Here is the third song from “Dil Ki Duniya”(1949) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by S D Batish and Shamshad Begam. is sung by Rajkumari. Zia Sarhadi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Pt Govindram.

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


Song-Dil ki duniya mein meri chupke se aa jaao kabhi (Dil Ki Duniya)(1949) Singer-S D Batish, Shamshad Begam, Lyrics-Zia Sarhadi, MD-Pt Govindram
Both

Lyrics

Dil ki duniya mein meri
dil ki duniya mein meri
chupke se aa jaao kabhi
chupke se aa jaao kabhi
chupke se aa jaao kabhi
dil ki duniya mein meri
dil ki duniya mein meri
chupke se aa jaao kabhi
chupke se aa jaao kabhi
chupke se aa jaao kabhi

intzaari mein teri
mera bhi dil hai beqaraar
intzaari mein teri
mera bhi dil hai beqaraar
mera bhi dil hai beqaraar
yaad teri aati rehti
hai mujhe bhi baar baar
yaad teri aati rehti
hai mujhe bhi baar baar
choomne aayi hai tujhko
choomne aayi hai tujhko
raat ye taaron bhari
raat ye taaron bhari
raat ye taaron bhari

dil ki duniya mein meri
dil ki duniya mein meri
chupke se aa jaao kabhi
chupke se aa jaao kabhi
chupke se aa jaao kabhi

maar daala hai
zamaane ki jafaaon ne hamen
aen aen aen
maar daala hai
zamaane ki jafaaon ne hamen
aen aen aen
chain se ik din na chhoda
bewafaaon ne hamen
chain se ik din na chhoda
bewafaaon ne hamen
apne begaanon ne mil kar
apne begaanon ne mil kar
dil ki duniya loot li
dil ki duniya loot li
dil ki duniya loot li
dil ki duniya mein meri
dil ki duniya mein meri
chupke se aa jaao kabhi
chupke se aa jaao kabhi
chupke se aa jaao kabhi


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Today (9 november 2017) is the death anniversary of Ghulam Haider ( 1908- 9 november 1953). He left this world when he was jist in his 40s, but by that time he had revolutionised the HFM scenario.

In the earlier days, Hindi film music was based on classical music and common people failed to identify much with them. It was Ghulam Haider, who introduced the revolutionary concept that HFM should draw from folk music. He introduced Punjabi folk music style songs in HFM and the rest, as they say, was history. Other music directors too began to compose music based on folk music of other regions like UP, Bangal, Maharashtra, Gujrat etc and that made HFM immensely popular among ordinary people. And that popularity continues to this date.

Though Ghulam Haider made his debut as a music director in 1930s with “Swarg Ki Seedhi”(1935) and “Majnu”(1935), he came into his own starting from 1941 when he delivered “Khazaanchi”(1941), “Khaandaan”(1942), and “Zameendaar”(1942). All these three movies were musical blockbusters. All three movies have already been YIPPEED in the blog.

Overall, Ghulam Haider composed music for 24 Indian movies where he composed some 189 songs. 22 movies and 113 songs of Ghulam Haider are covered in the blog. Six of these movies have been YIPPEED.

“Poonji”(1943) is not yet YIPPEED. “Poonji” (1943) was directed by Vishnu R pancholi and Ravindranath Dave for Pancholi Art Pictures, Lahore. This movie had M Ismail, Raagini, Jayant, Manorama, Ajmal, Baby akhtar, Durga Mota, Miss Pandey, Anwari, G N Butt etc in it. Four out of ten songs from the movie have been covered in the past. Here is the fifth song from “Poonji”(1943) to appear in the blog. It is sung by Shamshad Begam. The lyricist (there were three of them in the movie) is not known. Music is composed by Ghulam Haider, of course.

I have not been able to get one word (may be more) right in the lyrics. I request our readers with keener ears to help fill in the blanks suggest corrections as applicable.


Song-Balamwa re sajanwa re jab se naina se naina lage (Poonji)(1943) Singer-Shamshad Begam, MD-Ghulam Haider

balamva re
sajanva re
jab se naina se naina lage
balamvaaa
sajanva re
jab se naina
balam
jab se naina
saajan
jab se naina se naina lage

more man ki duniya
baagi(?) kasur hai nyaara
more man ki duniya
baagi(?) kasur hai nyaara
hai jisne jeeta
usne sab kuch hara
hai jisne jeeta
usne sab kuch hara
saanvariya
prem lagan ho jis ke man mein
saari rain jage
re balam
jab se naina
saajan
jab se naina se naina lage
balamvaa
sajanva re
jab se naina balam
jab se naina saajan
jab se naina se naina lage

chupke chupke nainon mein aaye
chupke chupke nainon mein aaye
aur dheere dheere man mein samaaye
aur dheere dheere man mein samaaye
sanvariya re
nainan baan lage more man mein
ho re
sanvariya re
nainan baan lage more man mein
ghaayal kaise bache
re balam
jab se naina
saajan
jab se naina se naina lage
balamva re
sajanva re
jab se naina se naina lage

o bhole baalam
preet ki reet anokhi
o bhole baalam
preet ki reet anokhi
ye ki nahin jaati zaalim kisi se
nain mile tab hoti
ye ki nahin jaati zaalim kisi se
nain mile tab hoti
saanvariya re
laakh chhupa lo
man ki duniya
ho re
saanwariya re
laakh chhupa lo
man ki duniya
daaku chor thhage
re balam
jab se naina
saajan
jab se naina se naina lage
balamvaa
sajanva re
jab se naina
balam
jab se naina
saajan
jab se naina se naina lage


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Little is known about “Bikhre Phool”(1948). HFGK in fact has kept this movie in the appendix of part II opining that the movie appeared to be a movie of 1940s.

A song from this movie has recently been uploaded on YT. The uploader has put the year of release of this movie (or at lease the release of the song) as 1948. So we at least know now that the movie was released in 1948.

HFGK tells us that this movie was a Sunrich production movie and that it had at least 8 songs in it, if not more. Singers are known for just four songs.

Here is the first song from “Bikhre Phool”(1948) to appear in the blog. This pathos filled song is sung by Shamshad Begam. Lyricist is not known. HFGK mentions the music director as Prakash, a name that rings no bell. I wonder if this MD could be Khemchand Prakash.

I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on this movie as well as on this song.

For now, let us enjoy this rare song from “Bikhre Phool”(1948), which is a movie so obscure that little details about it are available.


Song-Yoon ghar ko ujadte huye…bhagwaan bachaa lo (Bikhre Phool)(1948) Singer-Shamshad Begam, MD-Prakash

Lyrics

yoon ghar ko
ujadte huye ae ae ae
dekha nahin jaata
ham ro chuke hain itnaa
ke roya nahin jaataa
toofaan ne ghera hai hamen
aa ke sambhaalo o o o

bhagwaan bacha lo
girton ko uthha lo
bhagwaan bacha lo
girton ko uthha lo

majboor hai
fariyaad ko chhoda nahin jaata
majboor hai
fariyaad ko chhoda nahin jaata
dukhiyon se ye dar aapka chhoda nahin jaata
dukhiyon se ye dar aapka chhoda nahin jaata
dukh dard ke haathon se hamen aake chhuda lo
dukh dard ke haathon se hamen aake chhuda lo
bhagwaan bacha lo
girton ko uthha lo o o

jis dard ke uthhne se nikal jaati hon aahen
jis dard ke uthhne se nikal jaati hon aahen
jis paap se jeewan ki badal jaati hon raahen
jis paap se jeewan ki badal jaati hon raahen
us paap ke saagar se hamen aa ke nikaalo
us paap ke saagar se hamen aa ke nikaalo
bhagwaan bacha lo
girton ko uthha lo o o o o

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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यूं घर को
उजड़ते हुए ए ए ए
देखा नहीं जाता
हम रो चुके हैं इतना
के रोया नहीं जाता
तूफ़ान ने घेरा हैं हमें
आ के संभालो ओ ओ ओ
भगवान् बचा लो
गिरतों को उठा लो
भगवान् बचा लो
गिरतों को उठा लो

मजबूर है
फ़रियाद को छोड़ा नहीं जाता आ
मजबूर है
फ़रियाद को छोड़ा नहीं जाता आ
दुखियों से ये दर आपका छोड़ा नहीं जाता
दुखियों से ये दर आपका छोड़ा नहीं जाता आ
दुःख दर्द के हाथों से हमें आ के छुड़ा लो
दुःख दर्द के हाथों से हमें आ के छुड़ा लो
भगवान् बचा लो
गिरतों को उठा लो ओ ओ

जिस दर्द के उठने से निकल जाती हों आहें ए ए
जिस दर्द के उठने से निकल जाती हों आहें  ए ए
जिस पाप से जीवन की बदल जाती हों राहें
जिस पाप से जीवन की बदल जाती हों राहें
उस पाप के सागर से हमें आ के निकालो
भगवान् बचा लो
गिरतों को उठा लो ओ ओ ओ ओ


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“Nazaare”(1949) was directed by Prahlad Dutt for Ranji Movietone, Bombay. This “social” movie had Shashikala, Agha, Satish, Shanti Madhok, Khan, Anwari, Ramesh Thakur, Rajendra etc in it.

The movie had 16 songs in it, which were penned by three lyricists.

Two songs from the movie have been covered in the past. Here is the third song from “Nazaare”(1949) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Shamshad Begam, G M Durrani and chorus. Rajinder Krishan is the lyricist. music is composed by Bulo C Rani.

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


Song-Aankhon se aankhen huyin chaar (Nazaare)(1949) Singers-Shamshad Begam, G M Durrani, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-Bulo C Rani
Chorus
All

Lyrics

aankhon se aankhen huyin chaar
dil aapka nishaana ho gaya
ho gaya
bas pyaar ka bahaana ho gaya
ho gaya
aankhon se aankh huyin chaar
dil aapka nishaana ho gaya

ho gaya
bas pyaar ka bahaana ho gaya
ho gaya

subah ho ya shaam ho ya aadhi raat ho
subah ho ya shaam ho ya aadhi raat ho

rail ho ya bus ho ya footpath ho
aeji rail ho ya bus ho ya footpath ho
kahin kandhe se kandha lad gaya
to dil bhi rawaana ho gaya
ho gaya
bas pyaar ka bahaana ho gaya
ho gaya
aankhon se aankh huyin chaar
dil aapka nishaana ho gaya
ho gaya
bas pyaar ka bahaana ho gaya
ho gaya

cinema ka hall ho ya khulla baazaar ho
cinema ka hall ho ya khulla baazaar ho
chaupati ya chaurangi ya qutub meenaar ho
chaupati ya chaurangi ya qutub meenaar ho

kahin court se khaariz ho gayi
to jiya begaana ho gaya
ho gaya
bas pyaar ka bahaana ho gaya
ho gaya
aankhon se aankh huyin chaar
dil aapka nishaana ho gaya
ho gaya
bas pyaar ka bahaana ho gaya
ho gaya

tumne ye suna hoga
koi farhaad thha
tumne ye suna hoga
koi farhaad thha
shirin ke pyaar mein wo barbaad thha
phir bhi
shirin ke pyaar mein wo barbaad thha
aji ye bhi koi nayi baat thhi
ke jiska fasaana ho gaya

ho gaya
bas pyaar ka bahaana ho gaya
ho gaya
aankhon se aankh huyin chaar
dil aapka nishaana ho gaya
ho gaya
bas pyaar ka bahaana ho gaya
ho gaya


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Today (19 october 2017) is deepaawali, the biggest festival in India.

It may sound unbelievable, but it is the tenth Deepawali for the blog today (19 october 2017) ! The fact that we have lasted this long, and instead of losing steam, we seem to be adding new features to the blog means that we have come quite a long way from the first deepaawali of this blog in 2008.

We have covered 33 deepaawali songs in the blog in the past, and that includes all the well known deepaawali festival songs.

When we look at the deepaawali songs, we find that these songs can be broadly divided into two categories- happy and sad. Happy deepaawali songs exhort us to celebrate the festival, whereas sad deepaawali songs lament the fact the deepaawali may be happy for some but not quite so for others.

That should make us to think. How come the festival brings happiness for some but not for others, when presumably everyone is worshipping the same goddess Laxmi on the occasion !

I have give this matter some thought and I have come to my own conclusions.

I feel that we as Indians try to take short cuts instead of taking the trouble to achieve results the hard way, be it in our normal works, or in worship. So when we worship the goddess Laxmi, we think that doing her chaaploosi (singing her prayers) as well as bribing her (by offering her some chadhhaawa) does the trick. That way, we tend to believe that our gods are like our public officials.

Then people wonder why goddess Laxmi did not favour them. If one thinks about it, Goddess Laxmi does not favour the chaaploos and the bribe givers, rather she favours those who often do not even observe the festival of deepaawali. If we think about it, the richest and most prosperous nations of the world do not even observe deepaawali unlike Indians.

How is it that Americans, Germans, Japanese, South Koreans, people who do not even observe deepaawali are the most prosperous nations in the world ?

To my mind, they are prosperous because they actually worship two other Gods. The first is Goddess Saraswati. No, they do not do it by installing an idol of her on basant panchami, rather they do it by attaching enormous importance to quality education for their people.

A country’s wealth (defined as GDP per capita) is positively associated with its education expenditures. US spends 5.6 % of its GDP on education which amounts to $2600 per capita. India spends 3.3 % of its GDP on education and that adds up to a niggardly $ 50 per capita. So we see that US spends more money on education than the total GDP of India. Little wonder then that US citizens are in general vastly better educated.

After one is educated, that education must be used to build the nation. In other words, worship of goddess Saraswati must be followed by worship of Lord Vishwakarma. In India, manual labour is so looked down upon that blue collar workers, who help build the industry of a nation, are considered of low social status i India. We in India did not even worship Lord Vishwakarma till recently. It is only some one hundred years ago that British rulers introduced Vishwakarma Puja in India. It is the only Indian Puja that is held according to English calendar.

Put simply, we look down upon hands on work. We look down upon honest hard work. Whatever education that we as Indians receive gets wasted as it is not fruitfully employed.

Since we are neither properly educated nor properly trained in various vocations, so the quality of our output is poor. We do not appreciate quality. Little wonder then that our productivity is low which reflects in our abysmal per capita GDP of $ 1600, which is less that what US spends on education per capita.

When we worship goddess Laxmi on the Deepaawali night and hope that the goddess would bless us, how exactly is she going to bless us ? Surely it cannot be through lottery or jackpot. It will be through the same usual source, viz salary for the salaried, and through sales for the shop keeper. On the eve of Deepaawali, some staff earn “bonus” which a few days later end up in the bank accounts of shop keepers. So in effect it is the shop keepers who really get blessed by Goddess Laxmi during Deepaawali. 🙂

On the occasion of Deepaawali, here is a song from “Shrimati Jee”(1952). This movie was directed by I S Johar for Filmistan, Bombay. The movie had Shyama, Nasir Khan, Ram Singh, Murad, Samson, Vimla, Indira, Prabha, Baldev Mehta, Ram Avtar, Yashwant, Mirazkar, Agha Miraz, Majnu, Johar etc in it.

There were ten songs in the movie. nine of these songs have been covered in the blog. This tenth and final song from the movie is a deepaawali song where people implore goddess Laxmi to arrive at their residence. Why goddess Laxmi would not favour them with her visit has been explained by me in the writeup above. 🙂

The song is sung by Shamshad Begam and chorus. Raja Mehdi Ali is the lyricist. Music is composed by Basant Prakash.

With this rare song, “Shrimati Jee”(1952) joins the list of movies that have all their songs covered in the blog.

I take this opportuity to wish all the contributors, visitors and well wishers of this blog a very happy, prosperous and safe Deepaawali. May Goddess Laxmi REALLY favour you with her blessing.


Song-Kabhi hamaare ghar bhi aao aao jee (Shrimati Jee)(1952) Singer-Shamshad Begam, Lyrics-Raja Mehdi Ali Khan, MD-Basant Prakash
Female Chorus
Male chorus

Lyrics

Kabhi hamaare ghar bhi aao aao jee
ghar aao jee
o nagad narayan jee
ek chhoti si jhhalak dikhlaao dikhlaao dikhlaao jee
ghar aao jee
o nagad narayan jee
nagad narayan
nagad narayan
nagad narayan jee jee
o nagad narayan jee

gairon ke ghar dekh tumhen
ham thhandi aahen bhar lete hain
tum par apna bas nahin chalta
haaye
tum par apna bas nahin chalta
door se darshan kar lete hain aen
door se na mukhdaa dikhaao na dikhaao na dikhaao jee
ghar aao jee
o nagad narayan jee
kabhi hamaare ghar bhi aao aao jee
ghar aao jee
o nagad narayan jee

dhobi kunjde bhaiyye(??) darzi
hamre peechhe laage hain
kayi dafa wo peeche aur ham
haaye
kayi dafa wo peeche aur ham
aage aage bhaage hain aen
in paapiyon se peechha chhudwaao chhudwaao chhudwaao jee
ghar aao jee

O satyanarayan jee
in mujrimon ko qaid karaao jee karaao jee karaao jee
o satyanarayan jee
in zaalimon ko phaansi latkaao latkaao latkaao jee
o satyanarayan jee


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“Bhakt Prahlad”(1946) was directed by Dhirubhai Desai for Vishnu Cinetone, Bombay. The movie had Anant Marathe, Leela Chitnis, Ulhas, Tiwari, Dikshit and Rajkumari Shukla etc. in it.

The movie had eleven songs in it that were composed by two music directors viz. Pt. Hanuman Prasad and K.C.Verma. The songs were penned by five lyricists, viz. Bekal, Pt.Veer, Ram murthy, Deepak and B P Bajpai.

The songs of the movie, like the movie itself are quite rare.

One song from the movie has been covered in the past.

Here is the second song from “Bhakt Prahlad”(1946) to appear in the blog. This obscure song is sung by Shamshad Begam. Despite there being so many lyricists in the movie, the lyricist of this song (or of other songs for that matter) is not known. Music is composed by Hanaman Prasad.

Only the audio of this song is available. Even the audio is not of very great quality, but then someting is better than nothing.

I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this song.


Song-Kyun door huaa mujhse (Bhakt Prahlad)(1946) Singer-Shamshad Begam, MD-Hanuman Prasad

Lyrics

Kyun door huaa mujhse
meri aankhon ka taara
kyun chheen liya mujhse mera ek sahaara
ab kaun kahe maa mujhe
main kis’se kahoon laal

kyun mujhko na aaya tere pehli hi mera kaal
gar tu na hua phoot gaya bhaag hamaara
kyun chheen liya mujhse mera ek sahaara

godi mein liye apni kise
ab main khilaaun
gaa gaa ke haay loriyaan
main kisko sunaaun
jab tu hi nahin hai to kahaan chain hamaara
kyun cheen liya mujhse mera ek sahaara

gar roothh gaya hai to tujhe chaand manaaoon
aa dauk ke aa
apne kaleje se lagaaun
kya bhool gaya khelna wo pyaar hamaara
kyun chheen liya mujhse mera ek sahaara


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“Daada”(1949) was produced by Sheikh Mukhtaar and directed by Harish for Omar Khayyaam Films Ltd.The movie had Sheikh Mukhtar, Shyam, Munawwar Sultana, Begum Para, Mukri, Murad, Ansari, Pratima Devi, Maya Bannerji, Cuckoo, Shamshad Khan, Neela Devi, Suraiya Sultana etc. in it.

The movie had ten songs in it. Seven of those songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the eighth song from “Daada”(1949). It is sung by Shamshad Begam. The song is penned by Shewan Rizvi. Music is composed by Shaukat Dehalvi, who later on assumed the name of Naashaad.

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


Song-Le duniya teri chhod chale (Daada)(1949) Singer-Shamshad Begam, Lyrics-Shewan Rizvi, MD-Naashaad

Lyrics

aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa

le duniya
le duniya teri chhod chale
ham chhod chale
dil haathon se apna tod chale
tod chale
le duniya
le duniya teri chhod chale
ham chhod chale
tasweer pe teri karke nazar
tasweer pe teri karke nazar
do aansu bahaa ke kadmon par
kadmo par r r
ham apni nishaani chhod chale
chhod chale
le duniya
le duniya teri chhod chale
ham chhod chale

hai dil ki dua
tu shaad rahe
hai dil ki dua
tu shaad rahe
ghar gairon se ye aabaad rahe
aabad rahe ae ae ae
ghar waale to ghar ko chhod chale
chhod chale
le duniya
le duniya teri chhod chale
ham chhod chale

ik toofan gham ha saath mein hai
ik toofaan gham ha saath mein hai
ek teri nishaani haath mein hai
haath mein hai ae ae
gham leke bahaaren chhod chale
chhod chale
le duniya
le duniya teri chhod chale
ham chhod chale
dil haathon se apna tod chale
tod chale
le duniya
le duniya teri chhod chale
ham chhod chale


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Regulars may have noticed that very few posts have appeared in the blog for the last few days, especially from me, despite the last few days being holidays.

No, I was not busy elsewhere. I had sufficient time for the blog, but I spent that time on doing background work on the blog.

Majrooh Sultanpuri completed 1000 songs in the blog as a lyricist on 1 october 2017, which was his birth anniversary. It was on the morning of that day that it struck me that I should go through the entire filmography of Majrooh Sultanpuri and write an article based on that. It took me nearly four days before I found myself prepared with my data about Majrooh Sultanpuri.

Instead of discussing all that information in one huge article, I have decided to break that up in smaller chunks of information to be discussed over several articles.

Majrooh Sultanpuri began his career as a HFM lyricist in 1946 and he continued writing lyrics till his death in 2000. That works out to an amazing career of 55 years !

One would feel badly let down if one decides to look up at the wikipedia entry for Majrooh Sultanpuri. Majrooh Sultanpuri, one of the biggest name amomg lyricists (if not the biggest) during the golden era of HFM deserved much better researched writeup than what is available in wikipedia. The wikipedia page mentions some 15 music directors with whom Majrooh Sultanpuri and picks Anand Milind and Jatin Lalit for special mention as notable collaborators with Majrooh Sultanpuri. That is blasphemy of the highest order !

The blasphemy continues further on the wikipedia page where it is mentions that Majrooh Sultanpuri worked with R D Burman in just nine films !

To put things in perspective, Majrooh Sultanpuri worked with 55 music directors according to my count. He penned songs in over 300 movies (the exact number is not known to me , though it is over 315). Various sources give figures of over 2000 songs for Majrooh Sultanpuri.

I went through the listings of HFGK part II to part V and noted down the detailed break up of all the songs penned by Majrooh Sultanpuri. For songs penned after 1980, I do not have any HFGK to go by. Something on the lines of HFGK has recently been printed recently for songs between 1981 to 1990, and that can be considered HFGK part VI, but I do not have that book with me at present. So, I have relied upon online sources, hoping that their information is accurate.

After counting all the songs, I feel that Majrooh Sultanpuri may have penned just over 1800 songs during his career. My estimate is lower than the estimates put up by other sources. I will discuss the break up of Majrooh Sultanpuri in detail in my writeups running into a few articles, beginning with this one.

The first movie where Majrooh Sultanpuri got to write lyrics was “Shahjahaan” (1946). Naushad was the music director. It was a K L Saigal starrer movie. So Majrooh Sultanpuri had the privilege of writing lyrics that were sung by K L Saigal. One of these sogs also had the voice of an up and coming singer caller Mohammad Rafi.

“Shahjahaan”(1946) had ten songs in it. Majrooh Sultanpuri penned seven of them. Majrooh Sultanpuri worked with Naushad in a total of nine movies. The break up is:

Naushad with Majrooh Sultanpuri
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S No Movie Year Songs in the movie Songs in the blog Songs by Majrooh Majrooh songs in the blog Remarks
1. Shahjahaan 1946 10 10 7 7 Movie YIPPEED
2. Keemat 1946 9 9 9 9 Movie YIPPEED
3. Naatak 1947 10 10 1 1 Movie YIPPEED
4. Andaaz 1949 10 10 10 10 Movie YIPPEED
5. Saathi 1968 8 8 8 8 Movie YIPPEED
6. Taangewaala 1972 7 2 7 2
7. Chambal Ki Raani 1979 4 1 2 1
8. Dharam Kaanta 1982 6 2 6 2
9. Guddu 1995 7 0 7 0
Total 71 52 57 40

Thus we see that Majrooh Sultanpuri penned 57 songs for Naushad in nine movies. 40 of these songs have been covered in the blog. Five out of these nine movies are already YIPPEED.

The second music director with whom Majrooh Sultanpuri worked was Ghulam Mohammad. They came together for the first time in “Doli”(1947). They worked together in six movies, with “Paakeeza””(1971) being their last collaboration.

Ghulam Mohammad with Majrooh Sultanpuri
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S No Movie Year Songs in the movie Songs in the blog Songs by Majrooh Majrooh songs in the blog Remarks
1. Doli 1947 9 3 4 1
2. Mehndi 1947 8 5 1 0
3. Hanste Aansoo 1950 11 6 3 2
4. Sheesha 1952 8 8 2 2 Movie YIPPEED
5. Do Gunde 1959 7 7 7 7 Movie YIPPEED
6. Paakeezaa 1971 9 9 2 2 Movie YIPPEED
Total 52 38 19 14

The next music directoror with whom Majrooh Sultanpuri got to work were Husnlal Bhagatram. They first came together in Romeo Juliet (1947) followed by Sartaj (1950) and Shama Parwaana (1954).

Husnlal Bhagatram with Majrooh Sultanpuri
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S No Movie Year Songs in the movie Songs in the blog Songs by Majrooh Majrooh songs in the blog Remarks
1. Romeo Juliet 1947 8 3 1 0
2. Sartaaj 1950 9 3 6 3
3. Shama Parwaana 1954 11 11 11 11
Total 28 17 18 14

Ram Ganguly was the next music director who worked with Majrooh Sultanpuri. It was just one song, out of 8, in “Aag” (1948) that was penned by Majrooh Sultanpuri.

Ram Ganguly with Majrooh Sultanpuri
——————

S No Movie Year Songs in the movie Songs in the blog Songs by Majrooh Majrooh songs in the blog Remarks
1. Aag 1948 8 8 1 1 Raat ko jee chamken taare

Bulo C Rani worked with Majrooh Sultanpuri in three movies, viz. “Anjuman”(1948), “Najaare” (1949) and “Pyaar Ki Baaten” (1951)

Bulo C Rani with Majrooh Sultanpuri
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S No Movie Year Songs in the movie Songs in the blog Songs by Majrooh Majrooh songs in the blog Remarks
1. Anjuman 1948 12 4 12 4
2. Najaare 1949 16 2 2 0
3. Pyaar Ki Baaten 1951 11 8 1 1
Total 39 14 15 5

Vasant Desai worked with Majrooh Sultanpuri in “Sona” (1948) where one song was penned by Majrooh Sultanpuri. Their second and final collaboration was ten years later where all the seven songs were penned by Majrooh Sultanpuri in “Ardhaangini” (1958)

Vasant Desai with Majrooh Sultanpuri
——————————————————-

S No Movie Year Songs in the movie Songs in the blog Songs by Majrooh Majrooh songs in the blog Remarks
1. Sona 1948 8 0 1 0
2. Ardhaangini 1958 7 7 7 7
Total 15 7 8 7

Pt Govindram worked with Majrooh Sultanpuri just once, viz in “Nisbat” (1949).

Pt Govindram with Majrooh Sultanpuri
—————————————————–

S No Movie Year Songs in the movie Songs in the blog Songs by Majrooh Majrooh songs in the blog Remarks
1. Nisbat 1949 8 3 4 2

Naashaad worked with Majrooh Sultanpuri in two movies, viz. “Daada” (1949) and “Darwaaza” (1954).

Naashaad with Majrooh Sultanpuri
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S No Movie Year Songs in the movie Songs in the blog Songs by Majrooh Majrooh songs in the blog Remarks
1. Daada 1949 10 6 2 1
2. Darwaaza 1954 8 5 4 3
Total 18 11 6 4

Anil Biswas worked with Majrooh in eight movies, beginning with the musical blockbuster “Aarzoo” (1950).

Anil Biswas with Majrooh Sultanpuri
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S No Movie Year Songs in the movie Songs in the blog Songs by Majrooh Majrooh songs in the blog Remarks
1. Aarzoo 1950 9 9 7 7
2. Aakaash 1953 7 6 1 1
3. Fareb 1953 8 8 8 8
4. Hamdard 1953 9 9 1 1
5. Jalliyanwaala Baag Ki Jyoti 1953 7 1 1 0
6. Waaris 1954 10 6 4 4
7. Heer 1956 14 14 11 11
8. Paisa Hi Paisa 1956 10 5 10 5
Total 74 58 43 37

Thus one can see that Majrooh Sultanpuri collaborated with nine music directors in the decade of 1940s. Overall, he worked in 16 movies in 1940s and he penned 71 songs in these movies. 47 of these songs have been covered in the blog.

Here is as yet un discussed Majrooh sultanpuri song from 1940s. this song is from “Dada'(1949). It is sung by Shamshad Begam and Surinder Kaur. This song, the seventh from the movie to appear in the blog, is the second and final song penned by Majrooh Sultanpuri for this movie.

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

In this part of the discussion of Majrooh Sultanpuri related statistics, I have covered the nine music directors who worked with Majrooh Sultanpuri in 1940s. In the next part, I will cover those music directors who began collaborating with Majrooh Sultanpuri from 1950s. I request our readers to point our errors/ additional facts etc in the data presented here.


Song-Aa jaao phir zara meri bigdi ko banaane (Dada)(1949) Singers-Shamshad Begam, Surinder Kaur, Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD-Naashaad

Lyrics

o o o
aa jaao zara
aa jaao zara
phir meri bigdi ko banaane
aa jaao zara
dukh dard ke kisse hain bahut tumko sunaane
aa jaao zara
aa jaao zara
phir meri bigdi ko banaane
aa jaao zara

ujdi huyi duniya ko bhala kaise basaaun
khoyi hui kismat ko kahaan dhoondhne jaaun
dhoondhne jaaun
main dard bhari
dard bhare mere fasaane
hai kaun mera
hai kaun jo aaye
meri bigdi ko banaane
hai kaun mera

ulfat ko zamaane ki hawa raas na aayi
dil deta hai ro ro ke
tumhaari hi duhaai
haay duhaai
jeena hai ghazab haaye
sitam hain ye zamaane
aa jaao zara
aa jaao zara
phir meri bigdi ko banaane
aa jaao zara

dil tod diya hai ki
tamanna bhi na machle
bedard zamaane ki tarah
wo bhi to nikle
insaan nahin wo jo
mera dard na jaane
hai kaun mera
hai kaun
jo aaye meri bigdi ko banaane
aa jaao zara


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