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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.

Blog Day : 3474 Post No. : 13955

 


चाँदनी रातें प्यार की बातें

खो गई जाने कहाँ

That is the very first introduction to this extremely versatile actress of the Hindi cinema. The song was played in the weekly Chitrahaar program one evening. And the kid me was soaking in the performance with an open mouth and extreme ignorance of the emotions being dealt with. The primeval image carried in was that of a serious actress given over to sad roles and sad songs. Little did I know that I couldn’t have more further from reality.

Remembering Geeta Bali, the actress extraordinaire, on the anniversary of her passing away (21st Jan).

Some months or a year later, the film came on to Doordarshan, and then I got another taste of this very song; but in accompaniment I also got to see “Chori Chori Meri Gali Aana Hai Bura” and “De Bhi Chuke Hum Dil Nazraana Dil Ka”. After this encounter, I would get to see more of her in other films aired on Doordarshan – ‘Anand Matth’ (1952), ‘Baawre Nain’ (1950), ‘Baazi’ (1951) etc. Other films would come later – ‘Baaz’ (1953), ‘Albela’ (1951), ‘Badi Behan’ (1949) etc., not essentially in that order.

Through these films, I began to know her much better, as compared to my initial impressions from the first song of ‘Jaal’ that I had viewed. A persona with a very vivacious and alive presence on the screen – a live wire presence that would light up whatever frame she was in. There was such an immense amount of communication happening through her expressions – the smiles, the twitching of the eyebrows, the tilt of the neck, the movements and more. The amount of expressions and emotions she would cram into and convey in one line of a song, was equivalent to what most other performers would convey in an entire song. And the energy she would impart to whatever scene and whatever role she would be in, was and continues to be a delight to watch.

Many years after she passed away, and her erstwhile husband Shammi Kapoor, had moved into senior character roles, interviews and articles began to appear that attempted to explain the transformation of Shammi Kapoor as an actor, from the sombre roles in films like ‘Rail Ka Dibba’ (1953), ‘Laila Majnu’ (1953) and ‘Shama Parwaana’ (1954) to the flamboyant energetic roles in ‘Del Deke Dekho’ (1959), ‘Tumsa Nahin Dekha’ (1957) and ‘Junglee’ (1961). It has been said that this transformation was an influence of Geeta Bali’s style and expressions of the characters she did on screen. Shammi Kapoor magnified that expression manifold with his own energy, and became the most successful swashbuckling hero of the 1960s.

Today’s song is from the film ‘Jalpari’ from 1952. The storyline is about a human sailor adventurer Ashok Kumar, who catches the fancy of the fairy princess of the undersea world. The role of the Jalpari, the fairy princess, is played by Geeta Bali. She has the human mortal brought to her palace in the undersea world, and tries to convince him to join her as her consort, and she would make him immortal. This song is her effort to woo him and his emotions for herself.

The lyricists name for this song is not specified. The music is by Pt Gobind Ram and the singing voice is that of Shamshad Begam.

Once again, a memory tickler from the yesteryears, to remember this peerless performer – she passed away this day 52 years ago, at an unimaginable age of 34 years. A salute to this darling performer of the screen – alive forever, in memories.

Song – Khushi Ke Phool Liye Aa Gaye Bahaar Ke Din  (Jalpari) (1952) Singer – Shamshad Begum, Lyrics – [Unattributed], MD – Pt Gobind Ram

Lyrics

khushi ke phool liye
aa gaye bahaar ke din
yehi bahaar ke din
ab banenge pyaar ke din

ho oo oo
raja aaj na jaane doon
main bhi jhoomun tu bhi jhoom
kal ki khabar kisko maloom
chham chham chham chham chhoom
chham chhoom

o raja singaar sajaaye
roop ki rani aayi
roop ki rani aayi
hans le gaa le mauj manaa le
roop ki rani aayi
hans le gaa le mauj manaa le
roop ki rani aayi
duniya mein macha de dhoom
tu bhanwra ban kar ghoom
aur ke phool par jhoom
chham chham chham chham chhoom
chham chhoom

o dewaane kisi ka ho ja
zulfon ki chhaaon mein so ja
o dewaane kisi ka ho ja
zulfon ki chhaaon mein so ja
jaam e mohabbat pee kar jhoom
jaam e mohabbat pee kar jhoom
kal ki khabar kisko maloom
chham chham chham chham chhoom
chham chhoom

oo oo oo
raja aaj na jaane doon
main bhi jhoomun tub hi jhoom
kal ki khabar kisko maloom
chham chham chham chham chhoom
chham chhoom

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
———————————————————
खुशी के फूल लिए
आ गए बहार के दिन
यही बहार के दिन
अब बनेंगे प्यार के दिन

हो ओ ओ
राजा आज ना जाने दूँ
मैं भी झूमूँ तू भी झूम
कल की खबर किसको मालूम
छम छम छम छम छूम
छम छूम

ओ राजा सिंगार सजाये
रूप की रानी आई
रूप की रानी आई
हंस ले गा ले मौज मना ले
रूप की रानी आई
हंस ले गा ले मौज मना ले
रूप की रानी आई
दुनिया में मचा दे धूम
तू भँवरा बन कर घूम
और एक फूल पर झूम
छम छम छम छम छूम
छम छूम

ओ दीवाने किसी का हो जा
ज़ुल्फों की छाँओं में सो जा
ओ दीवाने किसी का हो जा
ज़ुल्फों की छाँओं में सो जा
जाम ए मोहब्बत पी कर झूम
जाम ए मोहब्बत पी कर झूम
कल की खबर किसको मालूम
छम छम छम छम छूम
छम छूम

ओ ओ ओ
राजा आज ना जाने दूँ
मैं भी झूमूँ तू भी झूम
कल की खबर किसको मालूम
छम छम छम छम छूम
छम छूम

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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 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.

Today’s song is from the film Ghar Ki Izzat (1948). It is a lively duet of Shamshad Begum and Ram Kamlani. The film is produced and directed by Ram Daryani, under the banner of Murli Cinetone, Bombay. Music was given by Pt Gobind Ram and songs and dialogues were by Ishwar Chandra Kapoor. The cast of the film was Mumtaz Shanti, Dilip Kumar, Gope, Gulab, Dixit, Manorama, Jeevan, Suleiman etc etc.
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This article is written by Raja, 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.

Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday, dear atul-song-a-day blog
Happy  birthday to you

🙂

Yes, it’s that special day of the year again. It’s our blog’s happy happy birthday. It was born on 19th July 2008, so today it completes 9 years. And we, wherever we are in the world, are definitely not going to let the occasion go by without celebration.  Maybe we don’t have cakes and candles, but we have enough blog handles. 🙂 (Ok, admittedly, that was a terrible one!).
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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 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.

Today’s song is a fun song from the film Khota Paisa (1958). It is sung by Rafi, Shamshad and chorus. The film was one of those in which Johnny Walker was the Hero opposite Shyama. Johnny Walker was on the peak of popularity during that period. The film was produced and directed by M.Sadiq, under his own banner Sadiq Productions, Bombay. Music was by Madan Mohan.
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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 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.

In the 1940s, Lala Jagat Narayan of Jagat Talkies Distribution was one of the biggest controller of the chains of theatres and film distributions network in Northern India having his office at Chandni Chowk in Delhi. He was regarded as an undisputed king of film distribution and exhibition. By virtue of his experience in film distribution and exhibition business, he was in a better position to assess the likes and dislikes of the film audience.
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This article is written by Peevesie’s Mom, 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.

Hullo to all in Atuldom

Today we will have a song from the 1957 L.V. Prasad directed Meena Kumari- Raj Kapoor- Shyama starrer ‘Sharada’ – written as ‘Shaarda’ by Atulji in the ‘List-of songs-moviewise’. It is mentioned as ‘Sharada’ in the filmography of Meena Kumari (a rule in English grammar says that proper nouns can be written with any spelling, specially there is no right or wrong spellings as far as Indian words are concerned).
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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.

Time to Yippeee another film. Today’s film is ‘Humjoli’ – not the one from 1970, but the one from way back in 1946. This film has 10 songs listed in the Geet Kosh. Nine songs have already been showcased here on our blog. The last song for this film was posted in November last year. In that post, Atul ji has commented that the 10th song appears to be elusive, and is yet to be uploaded online. Today, as I checked for this song, I am unable to track it anywhere as yet. I could be wrong, as I have been earlier, maybe just limited by the way I searched for it. So I decided to upload this from my collection.
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This article is written by our dear Atul ji. You must be wondering, why this change in presentation style today. Well, this post is a very, very, very special occasion, or rather a momentous occasion, for our blog and for Atul ji. It is appropriate that this introduction and announcement be made on his behalf. 

THIS  IS  ATUL  JI’s  10,000th  POST  ON  THIS  BLOG.

This is a milestone, in comparison to which all our earlier milestones and celebrations pale in significance. A single-handed dedicated effort relentlessly in progress for the past almost nine years. I am sure it will take some time for all of us, for the significance and eminence of this event to sink in.
More special posts by the members of our bandwagon are in planning, starting tomorrow. So please keep connected and be a witness to this remarkable celebration.

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.

As regulars are aware, I am based at Izatnagar, Bareilly at present which happens to be located between Delhi and Lucknow. In fact, this place is equidistant from both these cities. This fact had been commented upon by several regulars. Our Lucknow based regular namely Mr Avadh Lal even commented that I needed to visit Lucknow and meet the Lucknow based music lovers.
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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.

So this is the Yippeee song for today. I had promised Atul ji that I would do both the debut and the Yippeee songs today. The debut was easy, but getting to the Yippeee turned out to be a ‘tedhi kheer’ today.  Atul ji has shared with me a reference list which contains information about the near-Yippeee films. But then cross referencing and searching for the last missing songs becomes quite a job.  Anyway, finally I have a song that was blocking the Yippeee for the 1948 film ‘Ziddi’, just because it was not available online, and not available easily otherwise. Thankfully I am able to locate it in my collection and have uploaded the song online today.
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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 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.

APNI IZZAT (1952) seems to be an obscure film as not much information about the story of the film is available on the internet.  Harishchandra Pictures under which the film was produced was not a big banner. Nanabhai Bhatt directed the film.  The star cast included Motilal and Munawwar Sultana in the lead role with Gope, Yakub, Agha, Yashodhara Katju, Sulochana Chatterjee, Raj Mehra, David etc in the supporting roles. The impressive star cast indicates that it was not a ‘B’ grade movie.
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