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Blog Day :

4442 Post No. : 15888

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2010-2020) – Song No. 79
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15 september 2010, the day exactly ten years ago, saw the blog add its seven songs from seven movies. Here are the details:-

Song Movie title-Year Remarks
Muhabbat badhaa kar judaa ho gaye Daastaan-1950 All Songs covered
Daaman naa chhudaa yoon door na kar Lakeeren-1954 05 songs posted
Sare mehfil jo jalaa parwaanaa Shamaa Parwaanaa-1954 All Songs covered
Aa gaya mazaa pyaar ka nashaa Sarhad-1960 All Songs covered
Teri taqdeer ka sitaaraa kamaal hai Zabak-1961 All Songs covered
Aap yahaan aaye kis liye Kal Aaj Aur Kal-1972 3 songs posted
Ik raastaa hai zindagi Kaalaa Patthar-1979 All Songs covered

Five of these movies have been YIPPEED by now. That leaves us with “Lakeeren”(1954) and “Kal Aaj Aur Kal”(1972) as the two unYIPPEED movies whose songs are eligible for discussion today (15 september 2020) in our Blog Ten Year Challenge.

“Lakeeren”(1954) had made its debut in the blog ten years ago on this date. Simce then, five of its songs have been covered in the blog. Here are the details:-

Daaman naa chhudaa yoon door na kar15.09.2010Mohabbat ki duniyaa mein barbaad rehna07.02.2012Dil ki dhadkan pe gaa umr bhar muskuraa04.10.2012Nimbuwaa pe papeeha bola03.05.2014Duniya se jaa raha hoon duniya ke ham uthhaa ke06.11.2017

Song Posted On

As part of the Blog Ten year challenge, here is the sixth song from “Lakeeren”(1954) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Geeta Dutt. Shewan Rizvi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Hafeez Khan.

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

Lyrics of the song and other BTYC details were sent to me by Avinash Scrapwala.


Song-Tujhse shiqwa kiya nahin jaataa (Lakeeren)(1954) Singer-Geeta Dutt, Lyrics-Shewan Rizvi, MD-Hafeez Khan

Lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

tujhse shikwaa kiyaa nahin jaataa aa
tujhse shikwaa kiyaa nahin jaataa aa aa
maut de de
jiyaa nahin jaataa aa aa
maut de de
jiyaa nahin jaataa aa
maut de de ae

ashq hi jab nahin
to royen kyaa aa aa aa aa aa aa
ashq hi ee jab nahin
to royen kyaa aa aa aa aa aa aa aa
khoon paani
khoon paani kiyaa nahin jaataa aa
maut de de
maut de de ae
jiyaa nahin jaataa aa aa
maut de de

begunaahon ke kitney dil tode
begunaahon ke kitney dil tode
ae ae ae ae ae
naam teraa
naam teraa liyaa nahin jaataa aa
maut de de
maut de de ae
jiyaa nahin jaataa aa aa
maut de de

doob jaane de
meri kashti ee ee ko o o o o o o o o
doob jaane de
meri ee kashti ee ko o o o o o o o o o o
ab sahaaraa
ab sahaaraa liyaa nahin jaataa
maut de de
maut de de ae
jiyaa nahin jaataa aa aa
maut de de
maut de de
maut de de ae

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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तुझसे शिकवा किया नहीं जाता आ
तुझसे शिकवा किया नहीं जाता आ आ
मौत दे दे ए
मौत दे दे
जिया नहीं जाता आ आ
मौत दे दे
जिया नहीं जाता आ आ
मौत दे दे ए
अश्क ही जब नहीं
तो रोयें क्या आ आ आ आ आ आ °°°
अश्क ही ई जब नहीं
तो रोयें क्या आ आ आ आ आ आ °°°
खून पानी
खून पानी किया नहीं जाता आ
मौत दे दे
मौत दे दे ए
जिया नहीं जाता आ आ
मौत दे दे

बेगुनाहों के कितने दिल तोड़े
बेगुनाहों के कितने दिल तोड़े
ए ए ए ए ए
नाम तेरा
नाम तेरा लिया नहीं जाता
मौत दे दे
मौत दे दे ए
जिया नहीं जाता आ आ
मौत दे दे

डूब जाने दे
मेरी कश्ती ई ई को ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ ओ°°°
डूब जाने दे
मेरी ई कश्ती ई को ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ°°°
अब सहारा
अब सहारा लिया नहीं जाता
मौत दे दे
मौत दे दे ए
जिया नहीं जाता आ आ
मौत दे दे
मौत दे दे
मौत दे दे ए


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 : 4210 Post No. : 15406

Today’s song is from film Indrasabha-56.

From the title of the film, one can conclude easily that this was based on a Mythological story. However, it was not so. It was a remake of the film Indrasabha-1932, made by Madan Theatres, Calcutta. That film had Master Nissar and Jahanara Kajjan in the lead. That film had a world record of having the maximum songs-69 songs- details of which are given in the HFGK Volume-I. (It was suggested in the HFGK that there were 2 more songs also in the film, thus making a total of 71 songs).

The film was based on an Urdu play “Inder sabha, written by Syed Agfha Hasan “Amanat Lakhnavi” ( 1815-1859). This was probably the second play on imaginary story involving Mythological characters. The first one was Vishakha Datt’s play ” Mudra Rakshas “, written somewhere in the 9th century. Amanat’s play was written in 1853 and was first performed on stage in Lucknow in 1854. The original play had 46 songs, consisting of 8 geets of folk genres, 8 thumaries and 30 Gazals. When I was searching for information on the story or review of this film. I came across an article in http://www.bihartimes.com, from which I quote the relevant portion…

” “Indar Sabha” draws from both the rich tapestry of Persian dastans/masnavis and folklore as well as Hindu mythology. But it goes much further – amalgamating the strands of Urdu literary tradition, North Indian nautanki (folk theatre), Hindu devotional theatre/dance (Ram Lila, Ras Lila), classical Sanskrit drama and Wajid Ali Shah’s court pageants, contends Afroz Taj, professor of South Asian Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

In fact, Prof Taj has translated and extensively analysed the work in “The Court of Indar and the Rebirth of North Indian Drama” (Anjuman Taraqqi Urdu (Hind), 2007).

The story is that Indar (Hindu celestial king Indra) organises a concert for his court. His court dancers, the Pukhraj (Yellow/Topaz), Nilam (Blue/Sapphire), and Lal (Red/Ruby) Paris (fairies) dance and sing for him in a variety of styles. Amanat showcases his craft here with their songs corresponding to their colour motif – the Pukhraj Pari presents basant songs, Nilam mentions blue flowers and jewels, and Lal Pari incorporates the red of the twilight, gems and blood in her lyrics.

When it is the Sabz (Green) Pari’s turn, Indar falls asleep. She storms out and meets an old friend, the Kala Dev (dev here not the gods of the Indian mythology, but demons of Persian folklore) and confides she saw a sleeping human prince on her way and fell in love with him. She orders him to bring him before her and he complies.

Awoken to see a beautiful woman confessing she is in love with him, Prince Gulfam of Akhtarnagar (an obvious reference to Lucknow of Wajid Ali Shah “Akhtar”) is confused and then angry at being abducted. Learning he is at Indar’s fabled court, he is now most keen to see its legendary dancers. The Sabz Pari warns him of the peril but he is adamant and threatens to commit suicide. She gives in and smuggles him in before resuming her performance. Unfortunately, Gulfam is discovered and a furious Indar orders he be imprisoned in a deep well in the Koh-i-Kaf (Caucasus).

The Sabz Pari, herself humiliated and cast out of the court, wanders through fairyland in the guise of a “jogan (female hermit)” in search of the prince. Reports of a new singing talent reaches Indar, who summons her for a performance. He is moved so much that he offers to give her her heart’s desire – and it is hard not to guess what she wants – and gets.

Encapsulating the refined aestheticism of Wajid Ali Shah’s reign, the play, surviving British annexation of Nawabi Awadh and the horrors of 1857-59, got a new lease of life as it was taken up and performed by theatre companies, mostly Parsi troupes, all over British India. It was first performed in Bombay in 1864, hit Lahore and Calcutta in 1875, and overseas – Singapore (1913) and Rangoon (1927). And it was these Parsi troupes that eventually formed the nucleus of the Hindustani film industry.

Amanat’s play is significant in other respects too. Not only is it a linguistic kaleidoscope with ghazals in polished Urdu and folk songs in Awadhi/Braj, but it also reflects the composite multicultural ethos – by conscious mixing of Hindu and Muslim cultural traditions or featuring Persian/Urdu words in a Braj lyric and vice versa.”

Film ‘Indrasabha’-56 was directed by a veteran of such films – Nanubhai Vakil. He was one of the highly educated persons of those times (B.A.LL.B), who joined films in the silent era and successfully continued into the Talkie era till the 70’s decade. The film was made under the banner of Shah Pictures, and the producer was its owner Ramniklal Shah (husband of actress Indurani- a heroine in the 30’s decade) The MD was A R Qureshi aka Tabla Maestro Alla Rakha. His assistant for this film was Damodar Sharma – himself a Music Director of the early Talkie films. The cast of the film was, Chitra, Daljit, Heeralal, Ameeta, W M Khan, Al Nasir (husband of actress Veena), Sadiq, Rajan Haksar, Ranjana Shukla and many others.

How many names a person can have ? 2 – 3 – 4 ? Film actress Ameeta had 5 names. She was born Qamar Sultana. Her mother called her Indira, friends called her Indu, In film Thokar-53, she appeared as Jai jaiwanti and finally she was named Ameeta by Vijay Bhatt. Total 5 names. Ameeta was born on 11-4-1940 to Riaz Ahmed and Shakuntala Devi , in Calcutta. After her father’s death, they shifted to Bombay.

She started acting in Kaafila-52, Anmol Sahara-52 and Thokar-53. In 1953, she became Heroine of film ” Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu”, for which she got the name Ameeta. The film was a flop. After roles in popular films like Munimji-55 and Hum sab chor hain-56 she was selected as a lead actress, opposite Shammi Kapoor in film “Tumsa nahin dekha”-57. The film was a great Hit and she became a Star !

Though she acted in some good films like Dekh kabeera Roya-57 and Goonj uthi Shehnai-59 etc, she remained all the time a B grade Heroine. Till her last film Kisan aur Bhagwan-74, she acted in 47 films and then she left films. Her mother died soon after. Her daughter Sabeeha acted in few films, but shifted to a more successful business of Jewellery designing. (adapted,with thanks, from the book ” Beete hue din” by Shishir Krishna Sharma ji).

One more interesting name in the cast is Ranjana Shukla. Once upon a time, she was the Heroine of Dilip Kumar in film ” Milan”-46, made by Bombay Talkies, now relegated to ordinary roles in films.

Ranjana’s real name was Ratan Shantaram Deshpande. She was born in Nagpur on 20-10-1927. While studying in St. Ursula High School, she learnt dancing and music from well known ustads. After passing her 6th standard examination, she came to Bombay to her elder sister, Kusum Deshpande, who was already working as actress with Minerva Movietone films. Kusum married Vasant Thengadi, a handsome actor in Hindi films of those times.

Kusum arranged for specialised dancing for Ratan in the holidays. Later Ratan was taken to Vijay Bhatt of Prakash pictures for an interview. She was immediately selected and got a role in the famous film Ramrajya-1943. In this film she was Chitralekha, Sita’s sakhi. Vijay Bhatt also changed her name to Ranjana. She was on pay roles of Prakash for Rs. 2000 pm. She acted in films like police-44, Vikramaditya-45 and Hamara Sansar-45. Next films were Nai Maa-46 and Zamin Asman-46.

Ranjana was called by Bombay Talkies to do Heroine’s role opposite Dilip kumar in film Milan-46. This film was based on Bangla film Nauka Doobi written by Tagore. She did the role of Hem Nalini in this film’s Hindi version. The same role was done by Meera Sircar in the Bangla film Nauka Doobi.

After this film, Ranjana was in great demand, but she wanted to quit films and get married to live a simple life. She married a young and handsome writer Arvind Shukla. But after few months he fell sick and there was no income. So, she had to continue working in films till 1975. She also worked in many Marathi films. In all, she worked in about 35 films or so. Ranjana worked with many big stars of her times like, Prem Adeeb, Prithviraj Kapoor, Jairaj, Dilip Kumar, Jeevan, Umakant etc etc

It is interesting to note that her sister and her brother in law acted with her in few films. Some such films were Zamin Asman-46 and Shadi se pehle-47. In film Saajan ka Ghar-48 all three had worked together. We have many families like this in Hindi films. I remember Zubeida and her mother and sisters, Sitara Devi and her 2 sisters, Nargis,her mother and brothers, Kapoor family, Dilip kumar, his brother and sister in law, many film couples and families of several film people are examples. Ranjana was perhaps one early example. Thank God, this Ranjana was not around when yet another Ranjana came to Hindi films. She was Ranjana Deshmukh, niece of actress Sandhya(nee Vijaya Deshmukh). This Ranjana, however , worked mainly in Marathi films and did only 4 Hindi films starting with the famous film Chaani-77. Unfortunately, she first met with an accident and then died of Heart attack at the age of just 40 years or so.

Today’s song is sung by Asha, Geeta and chorus. The lyrics are by Shevan Rizvi. This is the 3rd song from this film to appear here.


Song-Laala laala Gulle laala pyaar kare hai kismetwaala (Indrasabha)(1956) Singers- Asha Bhonsle, Geeta Dutt, Lyricist- Shevan Rizvi, MD- A R Qureshi
Asha Bhonsle + Geeta Dutt + Chorus

Lyrics

Laala Laala Gulle laala
Laala Laala Gulle laala
pyaar kare hai kismat waala
pyaar kare hai kismat waala
Laala Laala Gulle laala
jisne kiya na pyaar
ho jisne kiya na pyaar
uska jeena hai bekaar
uska jeena hai bekaar
Laala Laala Gulle laala
Laala Laala Gulle laala
pyaar kare hai kismat waala
pyaar kare hai kismat waala
Laala Laala Gulle laala

agar koi haseen qaatil
jo kabhi maange tumse dil
ajab se kehna lotar(?) ka
ajab se kehna lotar (?) ka
shaida tum par har dil waala
lalar lala lallar lalla
Laala Laala Gulle laala
Laala Laala Gulle laala
pyaar kare hai kismat waala
pyaar kare hai kismat waala
Laala Laala Gulle laala

ke jab tak ?? na karna
ham kahaan phir tum kahaan phir hum
ke jab tak ?? na karna
ham kahaan phir tum kahaan phir hum
ye mausam aaye na har baar
ye mausam aaye na har baar
rang hai sab ka udne waala
Laala Laala Gulle laala
Laala Laala Gulle laala
pyaar kare hai kismat waala
pyaar kare hai kismat waala
Laala Laala Gulle laala

haseenon ke ishaaron par
lutaa do din jhukaa do sar
haseenon ke ishaaron par
lutaa do din jhukaa do sar
warna jeena hi bekaar
warna jeena hi bekaar
pyaar ki duniya Gulle laala
Laala Laala Gulle laala
Laala Laala Gulle laala
pyaar kare hai kismat waala
pyaar kare hai kismat waala
Laaala Laaala


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 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 : 4167 Post No. : 15341

Today’s song is from film Golden Eyes alias Secret Agent 077 – 1968. The film was made by Madan Chitra. Its director was Kamal Sharma and the music was by B N Bali aka Baldev Nath Bali. The songs were written by Shevan Rizvi. The cast included Shailesh kumar, Mumtaz, Asit Sen, Ulhas,Rajan Haksar Shaikh, Jeevan kala, Helen and a host of other actors.

This was a film which was supposed to be a detective story, with a secret agent having an ID number 077 – a la James Bond ! This film came in the wake of the wave created by one of India’s most successful Secret Agent films in Hindi, featuring the Jumping jack-Jeetendra ( with Trade mark White shoes), which was film Farz-1967. But the comparison , rather similarity ends here only, as far as film Golden Eyes is concerned.

Perhaps, our readers may be wondering as to why have I suddenly changed the track and jumped to talk about an obscure film like Golden Eyes-68 ! About a week ago, I received an E mail query from one of my old friends, inquiring if there were 2-3 artistes with the name of Sailesh, who was a singer, actor and MD ? I routinely get many such queries and I try to answer all of them promptly. In this case, I knew what the problem was. “Sailesh” was a case of ‘Same name Confusion’. I was quite amused, because in my immediate last post, I had discussed a case of SNC and now this case has come up.

I sent my detailed reply to the friend, but thought of writing a post here, so that one more SNC name will be cleared. That is the reason, I selected today’s film song, because in this film the Hero was Shailesh kumar. Yes, there were 2 artistes in Hindi films with the similar name Sailesh. One was Sailesh Mukherjee, who was an actor, singer and a MD and the other was Shailesh Kumar who was only an actor.

In case of artistes before 50’s, getting information was sometimes very difficult. At times, we had to wait for months and years till we hit upon some information source. getting in touch with a close relative of that artiste also solved the problem. But not always. I came across few cases, where even the son or the daughter of the artistes did not know much about the Film career of their father. For example, with great difficulty, I located the address of the daughter of comedian Mirza Musharraf in Mumbai. When I actually visited her, with prior appointment, for an interview, i found that she did not know much about Mirza’s film activity and that she was of no use to me. On the contrary, the daughter of actor singer Parshuram, had all the information, photos, paper cuttings etc. about her father.

In this case, I had a contact with Sailesh Mukherjee’s daughter in law, who gave me all information about what he did after leaving films and the family details. So, first here is information on Sailesh Mukherjee, which is updated with new additions on his post- film life.

Born on 3rd June 1926 in Calcutta, Sailesh Mukherjee completed his Matriculation and came to Bombay in 1946 to become a Music Director. He met Anil Biswas-also from Bengal- and got an opportunity to sing in film Milan-1946. That is how his singing started and he sang in films like Andhon ki Duniya-47 and Vanvasi-48,Aaag-48 (2 songs),Anmol Moti-49 with Shamshad,The last Message-49 with Uma Devi,
Deepak-51 with Uma Devi,Suhag Sindoor-53,Samaj-54 with Asha.
In Andolan-51 he sang ‘Vande Matharam’ with Manna Dey,Parul Ghosh and Sudha malhotra.
He last sang in Naya qadam-58.

His dream of becoming a MD was still not coming through,Finally he became a Music Director ,a joint one with Suresh kumar-in film Suhag Sindoor-1953. Even in this film,his partner made him sing 2 songs,under his baton !

Anyway, later Shailesh gave music to Parichay-54 and Savera, in 1958. While recording songs for Parichay,Shailesh played Tabla himself in all songs. In film Savera his songs became very popular. Songs like “Chhuppa chhuppi Aagad Baagad jaayi re” by Lata and Manna Dey, ” Nadiya ka pani” by Lata and “Jane na,Jane na” by Geeta were specially became hits.

Inexplicably,despite good and hit songs,he stopped getting any more films,either as a Music Director or as a singer. So Shailesh changed his gear once again and he became an Actor. First he acted in film Bandish-55 in the name of ‘Sailesh’. Then he became Hero in ” Miya bibi raazi”-1960, ” Pyar ki Pyas”-1961 and ” Monica”-1962 (UR). As a Hero he had taken a new name SHRIKANT GAURAV. The films did not click.

Music was his passion. He was a multi talented man. Later on he became an Interior Designer and prospered. In addition, he used to compere a programme in Calcutta wherein he would interview all the leading top artist of Calcutta e.g Uttam Kumar etc which was sponsored by Horlicks. He had designed Mala sinha’s bungalow too. The first recording studio at Natraj for Shakti Samanta was designed by him. He used to fly to Calcutta to interview Bengali film stars. Since he had a very good voice and a great command and knowledge about Bangla literature he would lend his voice for documentaries too. He was very passionate about nature and gardening hence he had bought 11 acres of land in Karjat. He used to have regular sessions of his songs at his farmhouse. He used to sing Madhushala with lots of passion. Rabindra Sangeet was his favorite.

Sailesh Mukherjee died somewhere in 1998.

Now let us know about the Same name Shailesh Kumar. His real name was Shambhunath Purohit. He was born on 21-3-1939 at Jodhpur, in a rich family with lot of property. He was handsome and six feet tall. Once he came to Bombay and went to see the shooting of a film. The producer director Ratibhai Punatar offered him a role in the film, but he declined. Later on he completed a course of acting in Filmalaya Acting School.

In 1960, he came to Bombay with just Rs. 75 with him. He used to sleep in the office of a Jodhpur businessman and took rounds of studios for work. Same time Dharmendra was also looking for work. They became friends. However it was Shailesh, who got the first break when he worked in film Nai Maa-1960. Then he was selected for a major role by producer director Sadashiv Row kavi, for his film ‘Bhabhi ki Chudiyan’-1961.( This was a remake of the hit Marathi film “Vahininchya bangdya” ( ?????????? ???????? )-53. A Telugu remake also was made as “Vadina Gari gajulu”-55). This film became popular in Hindi. Row kavi had made a 3 film cotract with Shailesh. The second film was Begana in 1963.

Shailesh did many films from good banners, as Hero and side Hero. he worked in 25 films, but somehow, in spite of acting in good films, with good directors and banners, his luck waned and the flow of films weakened. He managed to do some B and C grade films. His friend Dharmendra also got a break same time, but he rose very high in the industry.

After 1977, Shailesh suffered from a serious ailment of Thyroid gland and he had to take treatment in Tata Hospital. A rumour spread that he had Cancer and films stopped completely. In 1978, he returned to Jodhpur, never to return again to Bombay. He died on 21-4-2017, at the age of 78 years. He left behind him wife Pushpa and a son and a daughter. His last film was Ooperwala jaane-1977. He did 25 films+ 5 UR films.

During his career, Shailesh kumar acted along with Top class actors like Manoj kumar, Sanjiv kumar, Ashok kumar, Randhir kapoor, Balraj Sahani, Dharmendra,Sohrab Modi, Raaj kumar etc, big Heroines like Mumtaj, Rekha, Tanuja, Meena kumari etc, big directors and big banners. However all this did not help him and he remained a side actor only. His health also restricted his career. This is Luck !

Today’s song is sung by Usha Balsavar and Mahendra kapoor with chorus. The music for this film was given by composer B.N.Bali. He was one of those small time composers, who got only the B and C grade films. First of all,let us know who this B N Bali is. There was yet another composer Bali,in the early era of Hindi films. H.C.Bali or Harishchandra Bali(20-3-1906 to 24-6-1976),the expert classical singer who changed into a successful composer is credited with discovering K L Saigal in the early 30s.

B N Bali or Baldev Nath Bali too was a good singer and was a composer restricted to mostly religious or low budget films.He gave music from Bedard-1949 up to Do Dilwale-1973, a total of 24 films,including one unreleased film-Bahut Door (40s). He also gave music to a Haryanvi film in 1973.Though he composed music with a variety,somehow he lacked what it takes to make it to the Big league. On the contrary,B N Bali is known for copying the popular tunes of other composers blatantly.

‘Jab un ka khayal aata hai’-sung by Rafi in Pahla pehla pyar was a copy of Rafi’s ‘Jin raaton me neend ud jaati hai’ by Hansraj behl.
‘Sapne me saiyan tu aaya na karo’-Asha/manna Dey song was a true copy of O P Nayyar’s ‘ Ek pardesi mera dil le gaya’
‘Tu us ka kar bhala’ Rafi in Raja Vikram sang the same “Bhagwaan’ tune as in ” O duniya ke rakhwaale’ etc. etc.

With today’s song, singer Usha Balsavar makes her Debut on the Blog.

( some Information used herein is from Dainik Bhaskar dt.9th May 2017 and Times of India of 20-5-2017, with thanks.)


Song-Husn ki zulfen kaali pad gayin aahon se dil waalon ki (Golden Eyes)(1968) Singers-Usha Balsavar, Mahendra Kapoor, Lyrics-Shewan Rizvi, MD-B N Bali
Female chorus
Male chorus
Mahendra Kapoor + Male chorus
Usha Balsawar + Female chorus

Lyrics

husn ki zulfen kaali pad gayin
o o o
aa aa aa aa
husn ki zulfen kaali pad gayin
aahon se dil waalon ki
husn ki zulfen kaali pad gayin
aahon se dil waalon ki

husn ki zulfen kaali pad gayin
aahon se dil waalon ki
husn ki zulfen kaali pad gayin
aahon se dil waalon ki

o o o o
o o o o

aahon ne taqdeer bana di
kaale kaale baalon ki

husn ki zulfen kaali pad gayin
aahon se dil waalon ki
husn ki zulfen kaali pad gayin
aahon se dil waalo ki

ishq ne tumko o o
aahen di hain
aah mein dil ka saaz diya hai
ishq ne tumko aahen di hain
aah mein dil ka saaz diya hai
ishq ne tumko aahen di hain
aah mein dil ka saaz diya hai

ho hamko banaane waale ne dekho
naaz diya andaaz diya hai
hamko banaane waale ne dekho
naaz diya andaaz diya hai

hamko banaane waale ne dekho
naaz diya andaaz diya hai
ho o o
andaaz diya hai
haan aan aan andaz diya hai

thokar mein hum rakhte hain
thokar mine hum rakhte hain
taqdeer zamaane waalon ki
thokar mein hum rakhte hain
taqdeer zamaane waalon ki

thokar mein hum rakhte hain
taqdeer zamaane waalon ki
thokar mein hum rakhte hain
taqdeer zamaane waalon ki

aahon ne taqdeer bana di
kaale kaale baalon ki

aahon ne taqdeer bana di
kaale kaale baalon ki

tera sa andaaz na dekha
husn na dekha
naaz na dekha
tera sa andaz na dekha
husn na dekha naaz na dekha

tera sa andaz na dekha
husn na dekha naaz na dekha

kaliyaan khilte laakhon dekhin
lekin ye aagaaz na dekha

kaliyaan khilte laakhon dekhin
lekin ye aagaaz na dekha

husn ko tere dua lagi hai
aji husn ko tere dua lagi hai
shaayad hum dilwaalon ki

husn ko tere dua lagi hai
shaayad hum dilwaalon ki

aji husn ko tere dua lagi hai
shaayad hum dilwaalon ki

husn ko tere dua lagi hai
shaayad hum dilwaalon ki

husn ki zulfen kaali pad gayin
aahon se dil waalon ki
husn ki zulfe kaali pad gayin
aahon se dil waalon ki

hosh se hum madhosh huye hain
arre marne pe taiyyaar huye hain
hosh se hum madhosh huye hain
marne pe taiyyaar huye hai

hosh se hum madhosh huye hain
are marne pe taiyyar huye hain

aankhon pe kurbaan gaye hain
katl bina talwaar huye hain

aankhon pe kurbaan gaye hain
katl bina talwaar huye hain

aankhon pe kurbaan gaye hain
katl bina talwaar huye hain

ho o o
kurban gaye hain
haan aan
kurban gaye hain

khoon bahaa ke keemat di hai
arre khoon bahaa ke keemat di hai
laal gulaabi gaalon ki

khoon bahaa ke keemat di hai
laal gulaabi gaalon ki

arre khoon bahaa ke keemat di hai
laal gulaabi gaalon ki

khoon bahaa ke keemat di hai
laal gulabi gaalo ki

husn ki zulfen kaali pad gayin
aahon se dil waalon ki
husn ki zulfen kaali pad gayin
aahon se dil waalon ki

aahon ne taqdeer bana di
kaale kaale baalon ki

husn ki zulfen kaali pad gayin
aahon se dil waalon ki


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Blog Day : 4126 Post No. : 15282

“Watan” (1954) was directed by N Bhatt for Falcon Pictures. This movie had Trilok Kapoor, Nirupa Roy, Munawwar Sultana, Jayant, Gope, Madan Puri, Cuckoo, Surya Kumar etc in it.

There were six songs in this movie. Two songs from the movie has been covered in the past.

Here is the third song from “Watan” (1954) to appear in the blog. This rare song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. Shewan Rizvi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Hafiz Khan.

Only the audio of this song is available. Assuming that Nirupa Roy was the leading lady of the movie, my guess is that this song (and other songs sung by Asha Bhonsle in th movie) were lip synced by Nirupa Roy. Nevertheless, I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the movie as well as on the picturisation of this song.


Song-Taqdeer ka kehna hai ki.. roti hai to roya karey barbaad mohabbat (Watan)(1954) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Shewan Rizvi, MD-Hafiz Khan

Lyrics

Taqdeer ka kehna hai ki ??
ghar hi jalaa doongi ee ee
rehta hai jahaan pyaar
wahaan aag laga doongi

roti hai to roya kare barbaad mohabbat
duniya mein na hogi kabhi aabaad mohabbat
roti hai to roya karey barbaad mohabbat

pehle to muqaddar ne tujhe mera banaaya
phir mere hi haathon se tujhe qaid karaaya
dil rota hai ae ae ae ae
dil rota hai
aur karti hai fariyaad mohabbat
duniya mein na hogi kabhi aabaad mohabbat
roti hai to roya karey barbaad mohabbat

barbaad ye dil thhaame jigar dekh rahi hoon
dekha nahin jaata hai magar dekh rahi hoon
Allah kar r r r r
Allah kar is gham se tu aazaad muhabbat
duniya mein na hogi kabhi aabaad mohabbat
roti hai to roya karey barbaad mohabbat a a a


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 : 3947 Post No. : 15022

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Atul Song-A-Day 15K Song Milestone Celebrations – 14
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A dream within a dream. . .

In the growing up years, there is a whole generation I am sure, or actually, multiple generations, that have grown up learning about the American society and the lifestyle from the books of the author Harold Robbins. I remember, in my school years, his books were a taboo, generally carried around and exchanged, their cover pages obscured by plain paper or even newspaper wrappers. And yet, very avidly devoured by the young minds oh so keen to learn about the American way of life. But of course, the clandestine attraction was the common perception that his novels contained explicitly “hot” passages. And hence all the hush-hush and the covert operations to read his novels surreptitiously on the bus, while traveling back from school in the afternoons (of course, the morning trip traveling TO the school, one was always busy preparing for this test or that, or even completing homework assignments 😀 😀 ), or very late in the night, using various mechanisms to illuminate the pages in an otherwise darkened room. 🙂

The reason I bring up this author here – is that he wrote a trilogy on Hollywood and the American film industry – the three books spread over a period of 20 years (publication dates – 1949, 1961 and 1969), with the events covered spanning almost a century, or maybe about eight decades to be precise. The first novel tells about the rise of the cinema based powerful entertainment industry, from its initial baby steps, through the age of silent films, ending at the advent of the talkie era when sound entered the heretofore silent imagery. The second novel in this series tells the stories of the heydays of studio system in Hollywood, the big stars, the big directors and the mega budget productions – and the decadence that permeates the glitz of the tinsel town. The third part of this trilogy covers the period in Hollywood history that saw the decline of the studio system and the arrival of television as the more powerful younger sibling of the entertainment industry.

The first book in this trilogy – oh so appropriately titled – ‘The Dream Merchants’.
[The second book is titled ‘The Carpetbaggers’ and the third is ‘The Inheritors’.]

And life – what about life? What is it? Thinkers and philosophers over the ages, have contemplated on this existence – from the mundane tasks of bread and survival to the exotic astronomy of stars and black holes. And have pondered over this question.

One of the answers that has echoed through the centuries – life too, is a dream, a dream too. . . a concept that has been an important ingredient of the philosophies that have tried to explain life, over centuries and ages, in all the civilizations around this planet. Start with the ancient traditions of our land, and then examine the length and breadth of this planet, including the historical depth of time, we encounter this concept in the far eastern beliefs, the Persian mystique, the abounding Greek wisdom, and in the troika of traditions centered in the lands around the southern and eastern shores of the Mediterranean Sea, extending to the Arabian Peninsula – the Judaic traditions, the Christian philosophies, and the Islamic cultures.

Parvati is the Hindu goddess of dreams, and also of births and everything related to the creation, suggesting that the Hindu tradition gives to dreams a creative ability and the power to produce something that did not previously exist in the material world. There are passages in our scriptures that describe this universe, this creation, as a dream dreamt by the Supreme Himself.

Our other philosophies also conjecture – that there is an alternate existence for each one of us in an alternate universe. At a certain juncture in that existence, we fall asleep, and are simultaneously born into this world – to exist as a dream of that primordial self in sleep. The dream continues, and at another juncture it comes to a close. And we are erased from existence in this world. What we term as death in this world, is actually awakening and end of a dream in that parallel existence.

One of the most important works of Persian and Arabic culture is ‘A Thousand and One Nights’, in many of whose stories comes the subject of dreams – mirrors reflecting reality around us, and preventing us from seeing it. The clearest example is the tale ‘The Sleeper and the Waker’, in which a king and a beggar swap roles and the latter ends up believing everything has been a dream.
[Ah, so that is the origin of the storyline for books and films like ‘The Prince And The Pauper’, ‘Raja Aur Runk’, and . . . goodness, I just googled ‘films on role switching’ – the list is too long to be added here. 🙂 ]

The Greek philosopher Plato, in his work titled ‘The Allegory of The Cave’, explains his theory of the existence of two worlds — Sense and Ideas — and metaphorically describes the situation in which the human is related by them: life goes into a kind of reverie, ignorant and ruled by the senses, of which you can wake up only through the reason, to attain true knowledge.

The Spanish writer Calderon de la Barca, in his work ‘Life is a Dream’, poses a dichotomy between earthly life and the heavenly life in which the first is similar to a dream that will finish only at death. Therefore, the real is death and life is associated with the unreality of the dream, so that the terms of our everyday perception are reversed: life is death and death is life.

The old bard has written about this in more than one ways. In ‘The Tempest’, his words say –
“We are such stuff as dreams are made of and our little life is rounded with a sleep’.

In ‘Hamlet’, he says,
“To die, to sleep;
To sleep, perchance to dream — ay, there’s the rub:
For in that sleep of death what dreams may come,
When we have shuffled off this mortal coil. . .”

And our own poet protagonists put it so simply. As songwriter Yogesh has said – “Jeevan Hai Ik Sapna, Madhur Suhaana Sapna”, the Asha-Kishore duet in the 1973 film ‘Honeymoon’.

In all the perspectives to life that have been conjectured, one is that it is a dream. And inside this dream, we have another level of existence, which is once again a dream – a dream that is manufactured by some, for the consumption of another some, to help forget, albeit temporarily, the vagaries of the so called reality, which in itself is conjectured to be a dream – of alternate self in an alternate existence.

Harold Robbins called these ‘manufacturers’ as ‘The Dream Merchants’ – the creators of these dreams, and who trade these dreams for a consideration.

It is this dream world, the dream factory that fascinates us all. And by ‘us’ I mean this bandwagon, all the regular riders, and all the other lovers of Hindi films and Hindi film music who are all connected by the singular passion for this art form. We all love this musical dreamboat. The ‘dream merchants’ keep dishing out new concoctions, spinning and re-spinning the tales that have been told often and again. They keep creating and re-inventing the jewel embellishments to adorn these tales, and to keep us all hooked – ah yes, hooked – so bad that we do not have any other place to go in this life. 🙂

Fifteen thousand songs – each post being an original work. As I am writing this piece, my mind made an attempt to estimate the amount of human effort that has gone into the building of this (now) legendary edifice. But my mind boggled at the endeavor. There may be some rough estimations we can draw upon for the amount spent in adding to and maintaining the data on this blog. But there is very little hope we can estimate the time spent on creating the original songs that are the basis on which this blog is built.

We could separate out these two calculations and make an attempt. In my mind, I would put an average of between 5 to 6 hours spent on each post. [I request Atul ji to please comment on this basic estimate.] I include the time spent by the author of the post to search and select the song, the time to note down and verify the lyrics, the time to write the article to go along with the song, the time spent to edit the entire post including lyrics review and color coding etc., the time for admin tasks related to finalizing and publishing the post, ah yes, must also include time to upload the song if not available, and then the follow up admin work to maintain and update the data pages and our own data files to keep them up to date.

Let me take the median number as 5.5 hours per post. Having come to the 15K milestone, by this estimate, the team has spent ~ 82,500 person hours on posting and publication on this blog.

Let me now put in perspective this rough estimate. A standard person working day is defined to be eight hours. Give or take some, a person works for an average of 22 days per month. That is 176 person hours per month. A simple calculation tells us that we are at a collective total of 469 person months invested in all activities of this blog. Translating this to years, we get a number ~ 39 years.

Imagine. The amount of effort that has been spent on this enterprise is equivalent almost to an entire working career of a person, who, mind you, has not taken any vacation or other time off, other than the 8 or 9 non working days per month.

Mind boggling, isn’t it. Every which way that we try to understand what this blog is, it turns out to be mind boggling. I wouldn’t even try to go to the next step of apportioning the percentage of this number to our fearless leader. I am sure you all are all too familiar with that by now.

What a fantastic enterprise this is turning out to be. The English phrase that appropriately applies to such an endeavor is – “dream run”. Be that an effort in athletics or sports, be that a string of successes in any particular field, be that the tenure of a successful enterprise, be that the number of weeks / months of a film showing at a single theatre – the word used is “dream run”.

And the expression brings us back to the theme I am attempting to connect with – a dream within a dream. I am reminded of a song that completes 40 years this year. A quick search tells me that the film ‘Golmaal’ was certified on 6th April 1979. Today we are a little over 40 years and one month since this song was released – “Sapne Mein Dekha Sapna”. So much food for thought it generates. Are we living? Are we inside a dream? Where do we go when we go to sleep? Is sleep another parallel existence? Sometimes we bring back snatches of memories of visions seen during our sleep tenure. What are these visions? What are these memories? Are these real experiences in another dimension? Would it be possible to experience sleep within a dream? And then, consequently, would it be possible to have memories of dream that was dreamt inside a dream? Yes, so much wholesome and appetizing food for thought.

But then yes, if we step back and ruminate over the philosophical conjectures, is this existence itself a dream. And the dreams we remember from our sleeping hours in here – is that a dream inside a dream? Interesting, very interesting discussions.

Let me introduce the song for today, for this post. A very interesting take on what this world of cinema is, in the words of the people who compose the work force of this industry – and the verdict is –

jaali, jaali, jaali
(its all unreal, unreal, unreal)

Yes, that is what the words in this song convey. The film is ‘Haar Jeet’ from 1954. The film is produced by GA Thakur under the banner of Film Kraft and is directed by Jaggi Thakur. The star cast of the film is listed as Shyama, Suresh, Manorama, Sundar, Heera Lal, Madan Puri, Shyam Lal, Amar, Baij Sharma, Ramesh Thakur, Ratan Sharma, and Peggy. I have not seen the film. As I tried to search for more information, I am able to locate a review of the film posted on the Cineplot blog. The review also summarizes the story of the film.

FilmCraft’s “Haar Jeet”, produced by G.A. Thakur and directed by Jaggi Rampal, which was premiered in Bombay at the Swastik and other cinemas on June 11th, 1954, had a good theme, with potential enough to make an absorbing picture. But poor characterization, naive and amateurish direction and artificial treatment have combined to defeat the proper development of that theme. The result is that “Haar Jeet” is more “Haar” (loss) than “Jeet” (gain) and that goes as much for the audience as it does for the production itself.

The atmosphere is never established, not in the degree it should be to make the characters. their actions and behavior understandable in a drama so dependent as this is upon the psychology of three of its principal characters, one of whom, Dr. Behari, is a physician and a hypnotist.

He lives in the house of his millionaire brother and is driven by an overpowering lust for wealth to thoughts of murder because of a growing pile of debts. One is never told how he comes to incur the debts.

The doctor is the central character round which the picture and story revolve. He is shown making use of his hypnotic power to get his brother’s daughter Nalini under his control so that he can get her married to a rascally confederate of his, whom he introduces into the family as Prince Balraj.

Under his spell Nalini actually goes through the betrothal ceremony with a show of pleasure, sharing in the gaiety of the occasion. On the other hand, she is also shown growing suspicious of her uncle in scenes that follow. She refuses to marry the phoney Prince, and when her father insists, she runs away to Bombay, where she finds shelter with a young woman friend.

Nalini accidentally encounters a young man named Rajan and his friend Balam. Rajan falls in love with her. There are glimpses of a phoney Academy for Acting, where the lovers meet. But how that academy comes into existence, how it is managed and how the hero gets into it as a teacher of dramatic art one doesn’t quite know. In some comically unreal scenes she is selected to play the heroine in a film and Rajan is cast opposite her as the hero, presumably to enable the romance to develop.

The romance is interrupted, however, by the wicked uncle who turns up at this point with his bogus Prince Balraj, in search of Nalini, hypnotizes her and takes her back home.

In the final sequence, the doctor, desperate to get his hands on the money and pressed by his confederate, takes to violence and almost succeeds in getting what he desires, when Rajan and Balam burst in with the police to defeat him. He meets a condign end by falling off the roof and is killed. The film ends there.

Poor motivation, perfunctory treatment and utterly naive direction rob the narrative of all conviction despite some good acting by the cast. Hiralal puts over quite a convincing portrayal of the villainous Dr. Behari. Shyamlal is good as the millionaire brother, and so is Madanpuri, despite occasional touches of artificiality, as the polished rogue Balraj. Sunder manages to have a few bright moments.

Manorama, who is quite a good actress, is wasted in another very poorly written and badly directed role. Suresh is disappointingly dull and tame in the romantic role of Rajan. Shyama, who looks quite attractive, does her best.

The sets are realistic. The photography is mediocre and seems to have suffered a lot from indifferent laboratory work. The editor has not been able to give the film the requisite consistency in narration.

The music is depressingly drab and the unpoetic lyrics set to dull melodies are poorly sung.

The film has seven songs, written by four songwriters – Saraswati Kumar Deepak, Shewan Rizvi, Kaif Irfani and Aziz Kashmiri. This song is penned by Shewan Rizvi. Music is by SD Batish. The main singing voice is SD Batish himself. There is another primary voice which is an unidentified female voice. Some lines in the song are sung solo by this voice. I request other knowledgeable readers and friends to help identify this voice.

The Cineplot review above censures the poetry and the music in the songs of this film. As I review the songs of this film already posted, I am not able to reconcile that observation. Anyway, the opinions and judgments are personal and subjective, and that is fine. The songs already posted from this film are

The readers are encouraged to listen to these earlier songs and make their own judgment.

Today’s song is simply a fun song. One image that I could locate (also on Cineplot) seems as if it is from this song only. The ambiance created in the audio is that of a dance performance, quite possibly a stage dance performance, and the visual that I have inserted with the upload, seems quite likely to be for this song. The song tells about the unreality of the reel world. A make believe construct manned by actors who are just role playing – they are not what they are. 🙂

There are interesting references in the verses of the song. There are names of actors and actresses in the song. There also are names of films – ‘Passing Show’, and ‘Hunterwaali’. As I check the Geet Kosh listings, I find films titled ‘Passing Show’ in the years 1936 and 1956. Since this song dates from 1954, the poet here is referring to the 1936 film. And the hero of that film is Jayant. And the film ‘Hunterwali’ being referred to is also from 1935. Of course the heroine of that film is Nadia. 🙂 [Actually, there is a film titled ‘Hunterwali Ki Beti’ from 1943 also; and in that film, the lead role is played by Nadia again.]

A fun song, and also, in a subtle manner, a song that projects reality. That the world of cinema is

jaali, jaali, jaali
(its all unreal, unreal, unreal)

And yet, it enthralls us, fascinates us, grips and enchants us no end. So much so that we spend an entire working career on building this wonderful blog – one song at a time. 😀 😀

Fifteen thousand songs – whew. . . wow. . . and CONGRATULATIONS. 🙂


Song – Filmi Duniya, Duniya Waalo (Haar Jeet) (1954) Singer – SD Batish, Unidentified Female Voice, Lyrics – Shewan Rizvi, MD – SD Batish
SD Batish + Chorus
Chorus

Lyrics

filmi duniya
duniya waalo
dekho dekho
filmi duniya

ye hai nargis
ye hai nimmi
ye hai geeta baali
ye hai geeta baali
main hoon hero
passing show ka
ye hai hunterwaali

hey..ey..ey

asli hum mein
koi nahin hai
sab ke sab hain jaali

asli
asli
asli
jaali
jaali
jaali

filmi duniya
duniya waalo
dekho dekho
filmi duniya

aaj nahin to
kal ya parson
aaj nahin to
kal ya parson
dee dee lallaa
kal ya parson
honge hum mash’hoor
mash’hoor
mash’hoor
bante bante
ban jaaunga
main bhi..ee..ee..ee
raaj kapoor..rr..rr
chalengi apni filmen
dilli aur kolkotta

opni baari jaabe
roshogolla khaabe

aur coimbatore
yendaaa
yendaaa
yendaaa da da da da daaaa
coimbatore
coimbatore
coimba..atore

filmi duniya
duniya waalo
dekho dekho
filmi duniya

hello

hello

hello madam paaro
hello madam paaro
seenon se
dil baahar niklen
jebon se
kuchh noten niklen
seenon se
dil baahar niklen
jebon se
kuchh noten niklen
aisa koi jhatka
arey jhatka
arey jhatka maaro
taali maaro
taali maaro..o..o..o
filmi duniya
duniya waalo
dekho dekho
filmi duniya

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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फिल्मी दुनिया
दुनिया वालो
देखो देखो
फिल्मी दुनिया

ये है नर्गिस
ये है निम्मी
ये है गीता बाली
ये है गीता बाली
मैं हूँ हीरो
पासिंग शो का
ये है हंटरवाली

हे॰॰ए॰॰ए

असली हम में
कोई नहीं है
सबके सब हैं जाली

असली
असली
असली
जाली
जाली
जाली

फिल्मी दुनिया
दुनिया वालो
देखो देखो
फिल्मी दुनिया

आज नहीं तो
कल या परसों
आज नहीं तो
कल या परसों
डी डी लल्ला
कल या परसों
होंगे हम मशहूर
मशहूर
मशहूर
बनते बनते
बन जाऊंगा
मैं भी॰॰ई॰॰ई
राज कपूर॰॰र्र॰॰र्र
चलेंगी अपनी फिल्में
दिल्ली और कोलकोत्ता

औपनि बाड़ी जाबे
रोशोगोल्ला खाबे

और कोयम्बटूर
येण्डा॰॰
येण्डा॰॰
येण्डा॰॰ डा डा डा डा डा॰॰आ
कोयम्बटूर
कोयम्बटूर
कोयम्ब॰॰टूर

फिल्मी दुनिया
दुनिया वालो
देखो देखो
फिल्मी दुनिया

हैलो

हैलो

हैलो मैडम पारो
सीनों से
दिल बाहर निकलें
जेबों से
कुछ नोटें निकलें
सीनों से
दिल बाहर निकलें
जेबों से
कुछ नोटें निकलें
ऐसा कोई झटका
अरे झटका
अरे झटका मारो
ताली मारो’
ताली मारो॰॰ओ॰॰ओ॰॰ओ

फिल्मी दुनिया
दुनिया वालो
देखो देखो
फिल्मी दुनिया


This article is written by nahm, 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 : 3944 Post No. : 15020

Mohammed Rafi : The Incomparable (II) – Song No. 11
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Songs of religious fervor are an integral part of hindi films. This was more prevalent upto 80’s, than I think the trend went downhill. In recent decades this type of songs have made a return in the mainstream film with spectacular bhajans and philosophical/religious flavor.

In Mohammed Rafi Sahab total output of around 5000 songs, I can guess this genre of bhajan/religious/philosophical/naats/qawwali’s accounts for 7-8 % . This is my conservative guess work, this might well turn out to be 10%.

I began this series ‘Mohammed Rafi: The incomparable ‘ with this song . In the revival of the series Part – II so far there was no such song. ‘A – Z of Rafi Songs” series also began with a bhajan .

The holy month of ‘Ramadhan’ is beginning tomorrow. This month is a period of ‘Barakah’ where the almighty’s blessings and sawaab for the believers ibaadat is manifold. I am not mentioning the “na’ymat” that the Allah (swt) has bestowed on the mortals for the worldly needs. The material things and luxuries that we all ask for and get from Allah (swt) are all “faani” (faani – will end one day) and are finite in nature. Allah’s Rehmat and the ability to give/forgive is limitless, infinite. It is our asking ability that is finite. If this simple thing is understood by us mortals, none of us will be jealous of each other. Jealousy is something which is always there among peers or people who are close/known to each other or in the same social circle. No one is ever jealous of the celebrities or those who are far away from us. People need to look far and beyond of their immediate circle’s to realize that God Almighty has so much to give and he has spread the blessings far and beyond. Than what one has to do is ask him to bless us too, becoz his capacity to give is so much far and beyond of what our imagination’s limits will take us. We can also ask him to give us far and beyond of where our imagination is able to imagine. See there is hope here and light at the end of the tunnel.

This is great motivational pitch for counseling people who are dejected due to any reason. If and when I encounter such people, I make it a point to tell them that look towards the whole mankind, how much God Almighty has blessed the people all over the world. People do seemingly impossible things, have achieved so much. Do you think all this happened without the will of God? So, what is your problem? So keep trying and ask of the Almighty. Have faith and trust that the Almighty has blessed the others and he will bless you too.

The song no. 11 I am presenting here is from the film Aalam Ara (1956). This would be the first remake of the first talkie film of India. The lyricist is Shewan Rizvi and the composer if A. R.Qurieshi. Mohammad Rafi Sahab is in element in this religious nazm and telling the story of a youg boy’s quest for the deeds that take him closer to ‘Imaan’ and to the eternal tranquility of heaven. This quest in exemplified in the boy’s wish to keep ‘Roza’ as an obedience and prayer. This story goes on to tell how the child insists on observing the fast and how the parents try to counsel him, thinking in their affection for him that he is too young. Then on to how the child is young and frail, falls down due to dizziness His heart stops beating and he dies.

The parents are both distraught and unable to bear the blow. Just than a ‘Faqeer’ comes to the door asking for food to break the fast. The faqeer is actually a farishta (angel) who has been sent by Allah (SWT) to rescue. This is divine intervention and the farishta keeps his hand on the boys chest and recites something. The child open his eyes and thus alive again. It’s a miracle, the boy and the parents are thus rewarded by the Almighty’s barakah and no harm comes to the believers and the steadfast.

It is said that the age of miracles is long over and there are no more miracles to be found in the present era. In the present context, this story would simply mean that the child’s heart had stopped and a few seconds or minutes later he was given first aid and the heart started beating and a life was thus saved. What is relevant and of utmost importance is the timely action of the faqeer in giving the necessary first aid to the child.

Similarly, may Allah(SWT) help us all in the times of need, this is a prayer. We all have seen several instances of such divine intervention, when help comes from unexpected source and our difficulty or problem is solved. People are known to have come out of dire situations in various strata of life. Even Maradona had a goal by “Hand of God”. 

The lesson here is to believe in the ‘Rehmat’ of Allah (SWT) and always treat each other with respect and love. Because we don’t know when and who are destined to be our ‘Rehmatkafarishta’.


Song-Karta Hai Ek Raavi Ye Dilsoz Ye Bayaan (Aalam Aara)(1956) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Shewan Rizvi, MD-A R Qureshi

Lyrics

karta hai ek raavi ye dilsoz ye bayaan
ramzaan ke mahine ki mash-hoor daastaan

mulk-e-yemen meinn ladka thha ek aatth saal kaa aa
charcha thha shehr shehr mein
jis ke jamaal ka aa

rozaa khudaa ke naam pe rakkhne ka shauq thha
ramzaan ka jo chaand nazar uss ko aa gayaa aa
kehne lagaa ye maan se ke rozaa rakkhoongaa main
mujh ko jagaana raat ko sehri karoongaa main

bachche ki baat ka na kiya maan ne kuchh khayaal
ladkaa jo subah uttha to uss ko huaa malaal
samjhaaya maan ne aye mere dilbar na kar malaal
rozaa nahin hai farz abhi tujhpe mere laal
maasoom dil pe thes lagi maan se yoon kahaa
ammi suno ye kehtaa hai Quraan mein khudaa aa
roze ki bhookh pyaas ka jo gham utthaayegaa
uss rozaadaar ko na jahannum jalaayegaa
quraan ka nuzool issi maah mein huaa
tauba qubool kartaa hai iss maah mein khudaa aa

al-qissa raat aayi to woh jaagta rahaa aa
kehna kisi ka kuchh na suna roza rakh liya
sehri wo karke so gayaaaur so ke jab utthaa
bete ka maatha choom ke maadar ne ye kahaa aa
rozaa na rakh sakegaa tu zid apni chhod de ea
de doongi apna rozaa tujhe rozaa tod de ea
ladka ye bolaa khaana main hargiz na khaaungaa
apne khudaa-e-paak ko kya munh dikhaaungaa
dopehar dhal ke asr ka jab waqt aa gayaa
paani begair pyaas se khushk ho gayaa galaa aa
seene mein saans ruk gayi chakkar sa aa gayaa
kamsin thha nazneen thha chakra ke gir padaa
harkat jo dil ki band hui aankh jhuk gayee
nabzen idhar rukin to udhar saans ruk gayee
maa ne kahaa pukaar ke maasoom chal diyaa
aftaar ki khushi se bhi mehroom chal diyaa
maan baap laash dekhte thhe apne laal ki
maiyyat padi thhi saamne ek aatth saal ki
aakhir ko rozaa kholne ka waqt aa gayaa
donon ne gham mein bete ke khaaya na kuchh piyaa

nagaah dar pe aa ke sawaali ne di sadaa aa
saayil ki shakl mein thha farishtaa khadaa huaa
aawaaz di ke le lo faqeeron ki tum duaa
main bhi hoon rozaadaar do Allah ke naam ka
jis dam suni faqeer ki donon ne ye sadaa aa
aftaar ko jo rakkhaa thha saayil ko de diyaa aa
saayil ne bheekh le ke kahaa maajra hai kya
maatam hai ghar mein kaisaa yeh mujh ko bhi do bataa aa
saayil ko apne saath pidarghar mein le gayaa
farzand ke janaaze ko laa kar dikhaa diyaa aa
bachche ki laash dekh ke saayil ne kuchh padhaa aa
seene pe haath rakh ke ye murde ko di sadaa aa
ae nanhe rozaadar tu ab rozaa khol le
ghamgeen maan khadi hai zara maan se bol le ae
jumbish labon pe hone lagi aankh khol di ee
bachche ko zinda dekh ke maadar lipat gayeeee
saayil ye keh ke aankhon se rooposh ho gayaa
bhejaa huaa main aaya thha parwardighar ka aa
thha imtihaan ka waqt museebat ki ye ghadi
jo usspe jaan dete hain marte nahin kabhi eeee
marte nahin kabhi …..


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Blog Day : 3892 Post No. : 14927

Today’s song is from the film ‘Hatimtai ki Beti’ (1955).

When I was very young and had just started taking interest in reading books and seeing films, I always felt that HATIMTAI is a girl’s name. This was because “Tai” in Marathi, means Didi in Hindi. It was only after I read the book “Arabian Night stories”, that I was surprised that Hatimtai was a Male name !

According to Wiki, Hatim-Al-Tai or Hatim-Al-Taeei was a 6th century Arabian Christian poet. He was adventurous and very generous. His name is mentioned in Arabian Night stories too. It seems a beautiful princess Husn Bano asked 7 questions and declared that she will marry only to whosoever answers these questions. A neighbouring king fell into her love and Hatimtai helped him find all the 7 answers. Hatim of Arabia was a Christian and a contemporary of prophet Mohammed, but they never met. He was famous for his generosity, wisdom, courage and hospitality. Later his son was converted to Islam.

Hatimtai’s story has always attracted the film makers from the silent movie times. There were 4 silent films titled “Hatimtai”. Then in 1933,first Talkie film ‘Hatimtai’ was made in 4 parts,each a separate full movie. ‘Son of Hatimtai’ was made twice and ‘Hatimtai ki beti’was also made twice. Hatimtai films had plenty of magic,adventure,dance and drama with humour. Among ” C” grade films, Hatimtai films were very popular. ‘Hatimtai ki Beti’was made in 1940 and 1955,both the films were directed by Nanubhai Vakil. In the 1940 film Sarojini,Indurani,Anil kumar etc were in the cast. That film was produced very lavishly by Sagar Movietone. In those days it cost them Rs. 1 Lakh 25 thousand rupees. The outdoor shooting was done in Agra and Fatehpur Shikri.

Hatimtai-55 was a partly coloured film. This was a period when the coloured films were still a novelty and not many films were made in colour. In fact most films were still in Black and White only. Today, after almost 65 years, when we see the old Black and White films, we get excited and feel that how soothing these films were to the eyes. The beauty of the Heroines seems more impressive. When one sees films of Madhubala in B/W and in Colour, one gets a feeling that B/W was much better. Of course, Nostalgia has a greater role in such feelings, I agree.

The film was made by Vakil Productions. Naturally the producer and Director was Nanubhai Vakil-the owner. Songs were written by Shevan Rizvi, except for just one song by Kaifi Azmi. The music was given by Nanubhai’s favourite MD- A R Qureshi who had given music to 18 films of Nanubhai vakil. Music director A.R. Qureshi (full name: Allah Rakha Qureshi , born April 29, 1919 in Phagal, in the Jammu district in Jammu and Kashmir state) was also a well-known tabla player and gave many performances on All-India Radio. He had left home as a teenager to study tabla with Mian Qadir Bakshi and entered films in 1943, sometimes billed as Allah Rakha. Among the the fantasy films he worked on are Flying Man (1947), Jadui Angoothi (1948), Sakhi Hatim(1955), Noor Mahal (1954), Hatimtai Ki Beti (1955), and Alladin Leila(1957). He gave music to 18 films, directed by Nanubhai Vakil.

In all he gave music to 40 films from 1943 to 1964. He even sang 14 songs in 7 films.

Shortly after Sim Sim Marjina in 1958, he left films ( except one film Idd ka chaand-64) and turned to classical music, touring with the famous Sitar Maestro Ravi Shankar throughout the 1960s and 70s as well as other musicians. In 1968 he collaborated with American jazz musician Buddy Rich, creating the album Rich a la Rakha.

He started the Alla Rakha Institute of Music in Bombay in 1985. His three sons, Zakir Hussain, Fazal Qureshi, and Taufiq Qureshi, are all tabla players.

A.R. Qureshi died on February 3, 2000.

For this film he had Damodar Sharma as his assistant. Sharma was one of the well known Music Directors of the early era films. Among the old era MDs, Damodar Sharma was different, in the sense that his songs were always unlike those of his contemporaries. When you hear his songs, you will notice that difference. From 1934 to 1948, he gave music to just 41 films. All his films were C grade films made by Paramount, Liberty, Ramnik Productions, Mohan Pictures and others. After 1948, he stopped getting films, so he worked as assistant to MD A.R.Qureshi till 1964.

Film Hatimtai ki Beti-55 had a cast of Chitra, Mahipal, Daljit, Krishnakumari, Kamal, Kammo, Kumkum, Helan, Heera Sawant Tun Tun, Maruti, Sundar, kesari, Niranjan Sharma, W M Khan etc. There were 4 Guest artistes also,including Al Nasir and Heeralal. With 5 specialist Dancers and 2 Heroines also dancing, the film had eye pleasing dances and good music too.

Actress Krishnakumari’s name appears here. She acted more in Stunt and costume films than social films. Krishna Kumari (not to be confused with the 1930s actress of the same name nor the south Indian actress T. Krishna Kumari) was born Rajinder Kaur in Rawalpindi, Punjab state (now part of Pakistan) on October 3, 1934. Occasionally playing the heroine in B-grade films including Vanraj (1952), Gorilla (1953) Black Rider (1960) State Express(1961) and Khush Naseeb (1964) she is probably much better known as a temptress or villain in the likes of Baghdad Ka Jadu (1956), Zimbo(1958), Police Station (1959), Lady of the Lake (1960), Jadoo Mahal(1962) or dozens of similar action, horror and fantasy films.

Her debut came in the film Bela-1947. Then she got film Girls School (1949), which also featured newcomers Geeta Bali and Shashikala, after which she appeared in Naao, which actually ended up in theatres first, releasing in 1948. Krishna Kumari’s career lasted 20 years, and during that time she managed to chalk up an impressive amount of credits, even if most of the pictures she made were not considered important by critics. She acted in 118 films.

The story of this film was………

HATIM TAI KI BETI-1955 was a costume drama set in the Arabian style mode. Produced by Nanubhai Vakil through his Vakil productions,it was directed by Nanubhai himself.The MD was A R Qureshi (Alla Rakha Qureshi,the famous Tabla player and father of Zakir Hussain,tabla maestro). His asst. was Damodar Sharma- in the 30s and 40s,he himself was a well known composer. The lyrics were by Shevan Rizvi( 8 songs) and Kaifi Azmi (2 songs).

It is imagined ( it is declared just before the credits) that Hatimtai had 2 daughters. The elder is Jahanara,the queen of Shahbad and the younger is Roshanara,who is known for feeding the poor and the needy always. The Shaitan(Devil ) and his assistant Badi (बदी) can not tolerate Roshan’s goodness. They come and poison the food she distributes. All,including the queen,become sick. However due to her goodness Imaan and Neki come and all recover. Then the Devil’s team poisons Jahanara’s mind and she imprisons Roshanara.

Meanwhile the neighbouring king of Turin proposes marriage of his elder son Salim with Roshan, but Jahanara wants to marry him. At the same time Salim’s younger brother Aslam also wants to marry Roshan, so Salim withdraws and Aslam is married to Jahanara( as Roshan). On the wedding night truth is revealed. Aslam is imprisoned but rescued by his friends.

Now Salim comes and is imprisoned by Jahanara. Aslam comes with army and rescues Salim and imprisons Jahanara. Roshanara comes and begs for pardon to repentant Jahanara.

King and queen of Turin arrive for the marriage,but Shaitan and Badi become snakes and bite Salim and others. Roshan Ara prays to God and due to her good work, Imaan and Neki arrive and revive everyone.

Finally Aslam and Jahanara and Salim and Roshanara get married.

Fortunately this is a video of the song and dance. The song has a good tune and is very melodious too. Enjoy….


Song-Humba humba humka duniya ghar hai gham ka (Hatimtai Ki Beti)(1955) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Shewan Rizvi, MD-A R Qureshy
Chorus

Lyrics

Humba humba humka
duniya ghar hai gham ka
Humba humba humka
duniya ghar hai gham ka

o o o
aahen aur ye naale
roye dil ke chhaale
aahen aur ye naale
roye dil ke chhaale
dekh tamaasha ??
duniya banaane waale
tarararara
Humba humba humka
duniya ghar hai gham ka
Humba humba humka
duniya ghar hai gham ka
Humba humba humka
duniya ghar hai gham ka

Humba humba humka
duniya ghar hai gham ka
Humba humba humka
duniya ghar hai gham ka

aa a aa
lalalaralala la
lalalaralala
o laralalalaraa
laralaralara

Humba humba humka
duniya ghar hai gham ka
Humba humba humka
duniya ghar hai gham ka

dekhi duniya teri
kaisi hai duniya teri
dekhi duniya teri
kaisi hai duniya teri
jismein kahin insaaf na paaya
duniya banaane waale
tarararara
Humba humba humka
duniya ghar hai gham ka
Humba humba humka
duniya ghar hai gham ka

Humba humba humka
duniya ghar hai gham ka
Humba humba humka
duniya ghar hai gham ka

aaaa
tatatarararraa
tatatarararraa
aa aa
laralalalalara
laralalalalara

Humba humba humka
duniya ghar hai gham ka

kya yoonhi mar jaayen
?? kar jaayen
kya yoonhi mar jaayen
?? kar jaayen
??
tu itna bata de
ham kahaan par jaayen
aa aa aa
Humba humba humka
duniya ghar hai gham ka
Humba humba humka
duniya ghar hai gham ka

Humba humba humka
duniya ghar hai gham ka
Humba humba humka
duniya ghar hai gham ka

o o o
tu hai ya begaana
kaun sune afsaana
tu hai ya begaana
kaun sune afsaana
teri ye duniya
?? bataaye
tujhko raham na aayi
hahahaha
Humba humba humka
duniya ghar hai gham ka
Humba humba humka
humba
Humba humba humka
humba
Humba humba humka
humba
Humba humba humka
humba
Humba humba humka
humba
Humba humba humka
humba
Humba humba humka
humba
Humba humba humka
humba
Humba humba humka
humba
Humba humba humka
humba


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 : 3890 Post No. : 14922

Today’s song is from film Arab ka Sitara-1946. Produced and directed by Nanubhai Vakil, under his own banner- Roshan Pictures, it was a costume drama film,eulogising the greatness of Islam and how sincere 5-time Namaz pleases Allah- the Supreme power.The 10 songs of the film were written by Shevan Rizvi and were composed by the One Film Music Director S Qureshi.

Sometimes I wonder, there was a time when this film industry was thickly populated with Muslim artistes in every field-acting, production,direction or composing music…still there were really not many films on Muslim backgrounds made. There is a sizable and rapidly growing portion of Muslim population in India, still,if you count films based on Muslim issues or Muslim backgrounds,they may not account for more than 1 to 2 % of the total film production.

It is not only the Muslim films, but films on other minorities like Christians,Parsis, Jains,Budhists, Sikhs too are not much represented in our films. It is very sad that such films are not made, though the figures and history tells us that such films were quite successful at the Box Office.

Muslim films are in Two categories. One, films made on Historical Muslim characters like Akbar, babar, Humayun, Shahjehan, Jehangir, Razia Sultan, etc etc and the Second group is that of Muslim society. Just for the sake of curiosity, I scanned the 5 volumes of HFGK and wrote down names of films made on Muslim subjects-both types. To my surprise,I could not go beyond even 50 films-from 1931 to 1980 !, Granting that I must have made a mistake in counting and identifying,since I do not know the story lines of every film, still the number will not go beyond 70-80 films, despite ruthless stretching !

The point I want to make here is that not many Muslim social movies are made in India ,over the years. One of the earliest such a film was Najma-43,I think. One very very explosive Muslim social film,made by Director Mehboob was “Elan” in 1947. Munawar Sultana was the lead actress in it. Before starting the shooting, Mehboob called her and said,” You have heard the story,it is a very very hot story.I guess there will be a lot of opposition from our fundamentalist people. You may have to face their ire. may be you will be attacked or thrown out of the society. But remember,I am doing this film,because I want our people to improve on par with others. If you want,you can reject the film even now. Think and tell me before we start shooting. “Munawar Sultana quickly said,”There is no need to think. I want to do this film. I am not afraid of anyone. I have full faith in you.” After release,the film did evoke violent reactions from a section of the Muslim society but it subsided slowly. Before Partition, Fazli brothers were known to make Muslim social films.

Some other Muslim socials I remember are Zeenat,Dil hi to hai,Bahu begum,Dastak,Garm hava,Bazar,Anjuman,Naseem, the Triology by Khalid Mohammed-Mammo-Sardari begum and Zubeida, Fiza,Junoon,Benazir,Gazal,Chhote nawab.Then there were Barsaat ki raat,Nikah,Shatranj,mehboob ki Mehendi,Umrao Jaan,Paakiza,Mere mehboob,Chaudhavi ka chaand,Anwar, My name is Khan,Bombay etc. Surely,there must be many more than what I have mentioned. I am not counting Historical films as they are not socials.

Being from Hyderabad, when it was a Nizam ruled state, I had a closer view of Muslim culture and even had some close Muslim friends in school and college. Though my early education in the 40s was in Urdu, over a period, I have lost the touch with Urdu- may be due to ‘ atrophy of disuse’ !
When I learnt that one of my friends, Shri P Kamalakar aka Kamlakar Pasupuleti, has written a book on Muslim films, I was very eager to have a copy. Last week I got my copy of his book ” Forgotten movies on Muslim Culture 1933-1947 “.

The book is an authentic chronicle of 30 films made on Muslim culture- social, historical and costume dramas based on imaginary events and stories. Kamlakar ji is an Urdu Scholar and had a superb enviable collection of film materials in Urdu, which he collected during his early life in Hyderabad. Now, he has been settled in US for a very long time. He has earlier published 2 books, based on this material, which are real Gems for students of old films, like me.

This new book too is exclusively based on documents like film booklets, reviews and News items in papers, books etc, all in Urdu. All this makes the book very well documented and authentic too. This is a treasure trove of early Indian movies, fit to be preserved for posterity. The original Urdu material is also given in the book.

Today I have selected a song from one of the films discussed in this book,namely, Arab ka sitara-46. Though the book’s title says 1933 to 1947, only one film of 1947 (Mulaqat-47) features in this book. As far as my information goes, films like Abida, Dard, Ek Roz, Elaan, Gul e Bakavli, Hatimtai, Kasam and Mirza Sahiban, all made in 1947, were also with Muslim culture background. These films do not feature in this book. One reason could be that due to Partition-pre and post activities, most films, passed by Censors in 1947 could not be released in 1947 itself for obvious reasons. Obviously, there were no reviews, articles or comments etc on these films in the newspapers. All these films got released in 1948 and thus are not included in this book. Of course, this is my surmise, based on facts.

I know for sure that the most famous and daring Muslim culture film ” Elaan” was censored in 1947 on 11-3-1947 ( certificate no. 35351) but was actually released only on 20-2-1948 in Super Cinema, Bombay. I thank Harish Raghuwanshi ji to confirm my surmise by facts, within lightning time, after my query today itself.

In any case, the book is not without errors. No book is without errors-in this subject- including my own book also. This is because, history and facts get updated every now and then, with newer evidence coming to light through many sources.

Film Arab ka sitara-46 was directed by Nanubhai Vakil. He was the fittest person for such type of B and C grade costume dramas- in which he specialised. It is no surprise that in his 20 Silent and 70 Talkie films just ONE film was a social film-Kya yeh Bambai hai-1959.

Nanubhai Vakil was born in Valsad in Gujarat in the year 1904. In his family there were many Advocates including his father,so their family name itself became Vakil, instead of their original surname Desai. Nanubhai came to Bombay to study Law. He completed his B.A. LL.B from Wilson College, Bombay but he did not join his family profession. Instead he was attracted towards the film world.

He joined Sharada films as a screenplay writer and later joined Ranjit films as a Director. He directed 18 silent films for Ranjit studios. However, it was Sagar Movietone which gave him the first opportunity to direct his first Talkie film. It was the First Gujarati Talkie film, “Narsimh Mehto” in 1932. After this there was no looking back. He opted for and became an expert in directing only Fantasy,Stunt and Costume films.

In his career from 1929 to 1973 period,he directed 20 silent and 70 Talkie films -all stunt and fantasy films, except one social film Kya yeh Bambai hai in 1959.

He was associated with Mohan pictures for a long time and directed 18 films for this company. During this period he also married his Heroine Sarojini ( real name Roshan Jehan alias Ranee). They had one daughter-AZRA, who too became an actress. Sarojini was actress Indurani’s elder sister.

Unlike most of his colleagues ,who had no formal school education ,Mr Vakil was highly educated ,being B.A.L.L.B. in those days.Since beginning,he was attracted to Fantasy & Arabian Night movies.He believed that,the audience visits the cinema hall, to experience some thing,which he has not seen in his real life. He wants to be entertained & to forget the harsh realities of the outer world. Fantasy/ Costume movies transports him to an imaginary world of King & Queens, where beside the crafty Vazir, he finds gorgeous girls dancing, the handsome,manly & brave hero,rescues the pretty damsel from the clutches of evil magician. The movie comes to an end and the viewers come out from the theater,happy & satisfied, since evil doers have been eliminated & brave man living happily with the petite gal, in their fairy land.

Bulbul E Bagh,Rashk E Laila, Fakhr E Islam, Gulshan E Alam, Kumud Kumari were his earlier movies. In 50s & 60s,few of his movies were,Shan E Hatim, Khul Ja Sim Sim, ShanE Khuda, Idd Ka Chand, Noor Mahal, Flying Rani, Alam Ara Ki Beti, Bansri Bala, Hatim Tai Ka Beta etc.He made remakes of many movies like Lal E Yaman, Alam Ara (Twice in 1956 & !973) & Hatim Tai Ki Beti in 1940 & 1955.During his five decades long career,he made movies with in a small budget ,with less paid actors. Nanu Bhai Vakil had two productions Companies viz Desai Films & Vakil Production. All his movies had no connect with the present. Elite & pseudo intellectuals avoided to even discuss his movies, but Vakil Sahab had a dedicated audience consisting of common public,less privileged & so called front benchers,who enjoyed his brand of cinema.

His films included less known stars like Sarojini, Navin chandra, Rafiq, Prakash, Gulnar, Daljit, Chitra etc. He also worked with Zubeida, Yakub, Jal Merchant,Jaddanbai,Shanta Hublikar, Nimmi, Veena, Jairaj, Shakila,Nirupa Roy, Nadira, Mehmood, Shobhana Samarth, Nirmala,her husband Arun Ahuja etc. His MDs were also little known. However, Music Director A.R.Qureshi ( the famous Tabla Nawaz Alla Rakha-father of Zakir Hussain) gave music to his 18 films.
He never mixed with film folks and spent his life aloof. He quietly died on 29-12-1980 at Bombay.

The story of film Arab ka Sitara-46 ( as given in the book) was…….

Anwar is a devout Muslim following 5 times Namaz, without fail. From a common soldier, he becomes Commander in Chief and then the king of his state. He is advised by his Vazier to go to neighbouring country to spread Islam. Accordingly, Anwar reaches that kingdom. Here he falls in love with the Princess Arifa. In his love she converts to Islam. When the king comes to know this, he arrests Arifa and Anwar. When Anwar is tortured for days, he exhibits his immense faith on Islam and The Allah. The king is impressed and he too coverts to Islam. Arifa and Anwar are married. Anwar forgets his 5 times Namaz in his joy and is punished immediately.

The Prime Minister rebels and with an army to support him, arrests Anwar, Arifa and the King. In the jail, Anwar starts his 5 times Namaz. A good hearted Namazi frees them. Anwar realises his mistakes and all of them strictly follow 5 times Namaz. All obstacles are removed, the rebels run away from the kingdom. The King is reinstated and all the kingdom is converted to Islam, thus Anwar proves the power of Namaz.

The cast of the film was Amirbai Karnataki, Prakash, Cuckoo, Rafiq, Ansari, Agha Shapoor etc etc. The song is sung by Rafi and Amirbai Karnataki with gusto and it had become quite popular among the Muslims in that period.


Song-Macha di dhoom duniya mein Islaam ke deewanon ne (Arab Ka Sitaara)(1946) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Shewan Rizvi, MD-S Qureshy
Rafi + Amirbai Karnataki

Lyrics

Macha di dhoom duniya mein
Macha di dhoom duniya mein
islaam ke deewaanon ne
Macha di dhoom duniya mein
islaam ke deewaanon ne
Macha di dhoom duniya mein

haan aan aan aan
mita ke kufr ki hasti
ee ee ee ee ee
basa ke ae
jalwon ki basti
ee ee ee
haan aan aan aan
mita ke kufr ki hasti
ee ee
basa ke ae
jalwon ki basti
ee ee ee ee ee ee
jala di noor ki shama
jala di noor ki shama
tauheed ke parwaanon ne
jala di noor ki shama
tauheed ke parwaanon ne
Macha di dhoom duniya mein
islaam ke deewaano ne
Macha di dhoom duniya mein

haan aan aan aan
jhanda ye sabz rang ka
aa aa aa aa
bajta hai jiska danka
aa aa aa
jhanda ye sabz rang ka
bajta hai jiska danka
aawaaz sun ke jiski
dhun sabko laagi rab ki
aawaaz sunke jiski
dhun sabko laagi rab ki
aawaaz sunke jiski
dhun sabko laagi rab ki
padha kalma Muhammad ka
padha kalma Muhammad ka
insaanon ne be-deenon ne
padha kalma Muhammad ka
insaanon ne be-deenon ne
macha di dhoom duniya mein
islaam ke deewaanon ne
macha di dhoom duniya mein

haan aan aan aan aan
zameen pe jab hua gul
la ilaaha il lallah
sitaaron se jawaab aaya
Muhammad ya rasool allah
kya
macha di dhoom duniya mein
macha di dhoom duniya mein
islaam ke deewaanon ne
islaam ke deewaanon ne
islaam ke deewaanon ne
macha di dhoom duniya mein
islaam ke deewaanon ne
macha di dhoom duniya mein


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Blog Day : 3767 Post No. : 14741

“Qawwaali Ki Raat”(1964) was Directed by Durgesh Kumar and Santoshi for Durgesh Productions, Bombay. This “social” movie had Kumkum, Kamaljeet, Mumtaz, Deven Verma, Jagdeep, Mohan Choti, Murad, aruna Irani, Johny Whisky, Kamal Mehra, Parshuram, Mirza Musharraf, Tuntun, Balam, Kathana, Jerry, Jankidas, Baroon Van Hizi, Kingkong etc in it.

The movie had eleven songs in it and most were qawwaalis as can be guessed from the title. Ten songs from the movie have been covered in the blog.

The eleventh and final song from the movie was apparently not included in the movie. Only its audio was released and this song is available.

Despite the song being available, I was not taking it up because this song was a duet with Rafi’s voice in it. Seeing that Sudhir jee was covering Rafi duets in his marathon series “Rafi duets अ से ह तक “, I was not taking chances because in the past I have posted songs that Sudhir Jee had reserved for some special occasions and with my memory being what it is, I had forgotten about that.

So, I double checked. Sudhir Jee is now onto the letter य while this duet from “Qawwaali Ki Raat”(1964) begins with an earlier letter viz प which was already covered in the previous post. So this song was “safe” to be covered. 🙂

So, here is the eleventh and final song from “Qawwaali Ki Raat”(1964) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Rafi and Asha Bhonsle. Shewan Rizvi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Iqbal Qureshi.

Here are the details of the earlier ten songs from the movie:-

Song Title

Post No.

Post Date

Husn waale husn ka anjaam dekh 1830 29-Aug-09
Jaate jaate ik nazar bhar dekh lo dekh lo 3336 13-Dec-10
Aa main bataaun tu hai kyaa 3770 11-Apr-11
Dil gaya dil ka aitbaar gaya 5214 29-Dec-11
Ae jaane jigar chilman se agar 5376 1-Feb-12
Kehne waale tu bhi keh le 5700 26-Mar-12
Wo chaand sa chehra liye chhat par tera aana 13126 7-Apr-17
Dekh kar meri taraf khaamosh ho jaana zara 14487 15-Jul-18
Meri bhi laaj rakh le sarkaar e Madina 14524 24-Jul-18
Mujhe tumse muhabbat hai 14558 8-Aug-18

This song, the eleventh and final song was excluded from the movie as far as I can tell. In case it was picturised, it would have been on the lead pair of Kamaljeet and Kumkum.

With this song,all the songs of “Qawwaali Ki Raat”(1964) are covered in the blog and the movie joins the list of movies that have all their songs covered in the blog.
PS-It has pointed out by Mr Sadanand Kamath that the video of this song is available. And the song is indeed picturised on the lead pair.
Audio

Video

Song-Pyaar ki hasraten khaaq mein mil gayin (Qawwaali Ki Raat)(1964) Singer-Rafi, Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Shewan Rizvi, MD-Iqbal Qureshi

Lyrics

pyaar ki hasraten khaaq mein mil gayin
pyar ki hasraten khaaq mein mil gayin
do kadam chalke do humsafar jal gaye
do kadam chalke do humsafar jal gaye
zindagi aag banti hai jis mod par
zindagi aag banti hai jis mod par
donon raahi usi mod par jal gaye

do kadam chalke do humsafar jal gaye

aisi bijli giri shaakh gulzaar par
aashiyaana bachaaya to par jal gaye
aashiyaana bachaaya to par jal gaye

kuchh na baaqi raha zindagi mein meri
kuchh na baaqi raha zindagi mein meri
ek dhuaan reh gaya dil jigar jal gaye
do kadam chal ke do humsafar jal gaye

aah roki to seene se shole uthhe
ban gaye ashq aankhon mein chingaariyaan
ban gaye ashq aankhon mein chingariyaan
do mohabbat bhare dil sulagne lage
yaani do aarzuon ke ghar jal gaye

do kadam chal ke do humsafar jal gaye

ashqe gham chashme nam se ye keh kar dhale
ashqe gham chashme nam se ye keh kar dhale
pyaar ki aag mein yoon na koi jale
pyaar ki aag mein yoon na koi jale
aatishe ishq mein koi shola nahin
aatishe ishq mein koi shola nahin
phir bhi is aag mein ghar ke ghar jal gaye

do kadam chal ke do humsafar jal gaye
donon raahi usi mod par jal gaye


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Blog Day : 3673 Post No. : 14558

“Qawwaali Ki Raat”(1964) was Directed by Durgesh Kumar and Santoshi for Durgesh Productions, Bombay. This “social” movie had Kumkum, Kamaljeet, Mumtaz, Deven Verma, Jagdeep, Mohan Choti, Murad, aruna Irani, Johny Whisky, Kamal Mehra, Parshuram, Mirza Musharraf, Tuntun, Balam, Kathana, Jerry, Jankidas, Baroon Van Hizi, Kingkong etc in it.

The movie had eleven songs in it and most were qawwaalis as can be guessed from the title. Nine songs from the movie have been covered in the blog.

Here is the tenth song from “Qawwaali Ki Raat”(1964) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Suman Kalyanpur. Shewan Rizvi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Iqbal Qureshi.

This song is lip synced by Tuntun who is seen wooing a well built gentleman and singing this “expression of love” song for his benefit in what is a reversal of role of genders in Hindi movie songs. The gentleman looks like the jinn of Alladin’s chirag to me. 🙂 I request our knowledgeable readers to help identify him.


Song-Mujhe tumse muhabbat hai (Qawwaali Ki Raat)(1964) Singer-Suman Kalyanpur, Lyrics-Shewan Rizvi, MD-Iqbal Qureshi

Lyrics

mujhe tumse muhabbat hai
muhabbat hai
muhabbat hai
khuda bhi gavaah hai
khuda bhi gavaah hai
muhabbat hai
muhabbat hai
mujhe tumse muhabbat hai
muhabbat hai
muhabbat hai
khuda bhi gavaah hai
khuda bhi gavaah hai
muhabbat hai

yaqeen kar lo
ke is dil mein
tum hi tum thhe
tum hi tum ho
khuda samjhe mohabbat ko
jo is dil ko na tum samjho mohabbat naam hai
jiska badi naazuk hakikat hai
muhabbat hai
muhabbat hai
mujhe tumse muhabbat hai
muhabbat hai
muhabbat hai
khuda bhi gavaah hai
khuda bhi gavaah hai
muhabbat hai
muhabbat hai

muhabbat mein sukoon e dil
kabhi haasil nahin hota
wahaan rukti hai ye kashti
jahaan saahil nahin hota
wo saahil par nahin aate
jinhen toofaan ki hasrat hai
muhabbat hai
muhabbat hai
mujhe tumse muhabbat hai
muhabbat hai
muhabbat hai
khuda bhi gavaah hai
khuda bhi gavaah hai
muhabbat hai
muhabbat hai


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