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The blog completes 14 years of its existence today (19 july 2008-19 july 2022).

Blog Day :

5114 Post No. : 17059

Hullo Atuldom

19th July- our blog turns an year older. I have been writing for the occasion for a few years now. (Think the habit set-in in 2015 or 2016). But I seem to have missed writing a post in 2021. Here is my post from 2020. Whatever I have said in that post still holds true for me.

I am still thankful that I discovered the blog and thankful that Atulji gave us this platform where novices like me have a place to post our thoughts. Thankful that Atulsongaday gave me a new set of HFM loving friends who have a wealth of information which has enriched us. There are some among the regulars who I have met a few times and some whom I have never met – Atulji included. Let us hope we have a grand party where all Atulites and Satulites congregate. As Rajaji has said in the comments to my post (on 19th July 2020), and I quote “We all might have got onto this journey at different stations but it has been a wonderful journey, with lots of memories and shared experiences.”

In my post on 19th July 2020 I had mentioned my blog journey but I simply love what Sudhirji has written in his post dated 19th July 2012. And I quote “I suggest to Atul ji, to put up a Statutory Warning on the home page – that the new visitors be aware that this website is intensely habit forming – enter at your own risk. 🙂 🙂 ”

This blogsite is indeed very addictive.

The following are Atulji’s thoughts on his post of 19th July 2020

“Once again, I thank one and all on the occasion of the birthday of the blog. Let us hope and wish that this musical bandwagon will keep rolling on and on for many more years.”

To which I say ‘Tathastu’ or ‘Ameen’ or ‘So Be It’

May we have many more birthdays of our favourite blog and may we find many more gems.
I am not attempting a blog-ten-year-challenge. Just out of curiosity I visited the post of 19th July 2012 and these are the songs posted on that date.

Blog post number Song Movie (Year) Poster YIPPEE status
6265 Allah megh de paani de Palkon Ki Chhaaon Mein(1977) Atul Ji YIPPEED
6266 Chupke se dil de de nahin te shor mach jaayegaa Maryada(1971) Atul Ji YIPPEED
6267 Aa bhi jaa meri duniya mein Daaera(1953) Raja ji YIPPEED
6268 Ye kaafilaa hai pyaar ka chalta hi jaayegaa Lekh(1949) Sudhir ji Not YIPPEED
6269 Duniya mein rehna hai to kaam karo pyaare Haathi Mere Saathi (1971) Atul Ji YIPPEED

As can been seen five songs were posted of which only one movie is yet to be yyiippeeeed, and I have no clue as to the availability of the songs of that particular movie viz. “Lekh” (1949). But three of the songs posted that day featured the much-loved Rajesh Khanna. He had just said ‘goodbye’ to this mortal world on 18th. Gosh!!! unbelievable, it is already ten years!!! As Rajesh Khanna has mouthed in one of his songs-

“waqt chalta hi rehta hai rukta nahin
ek pal mein ye aage nikal jaata hai”

Even though he has said in another song “Yahaan kal kya ho kisne jaana”.

Let us have a song from a Rajesh Khanna movie today and recall his lovely smile, expressive eyes and dancing style.

Currently I am on a short vacation, along the Western Sea Coast of this lovely country of ours. Soaking in the sea and the rains, much like the date in 2014 when the 10000th song was being awaited by the followers. I also seem to be making a habit of taking a break from routine around this time of the year.

I tried looking up for a Rajesh Khanna song that is filmed on a beach, Goa specifically. Could only recall the iconic song from “ANAND”. The other song which features Rajesh Khanna as a fisherman has been posted. Hence I am settling for the following. (Rajesh Khanna fans on the blog will definitely think up of more Kaka songs on the beaches and seashore)

The song is from the 1976 release “Mahaachor” which had music by RD Burman and Anand Bakshi was the lyricist. The playback singers used were Asha Bhonsle-Lata Mangeshkar-Kishore Kumar. There was a very Punjabi-flavoured song which had Rajesh Khanna in disguise. He looks lean & handsome and Neetu Singh looks charming as the ‘roothhi biwi’. The couple seem to be running from the cops and suddenly leave the vehicle to break into the song. That song has Anand Bakshi giving his voice for Rajesh Khanna (I think it is a first) and Asha Bhonsle sings for Neetu.

Happy Birthday to Atulsongaday.me


Song-Sun banto baat meri (Mahachor)(1976) Singers-Anand Bakshi, Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-R D Burman

Lyrics

Sun banto baat meri ee haaye
sun banto baat meri
din ta guzar jaaega aa aa aa
naiyo katni raat meri
din ta guzar jaaega aa aa aa
naiyo katni raat meri
rahne de yeh betaabi
ve chuteya rahne de yeh betaabi
main ghar nahin jaana aa aa
lai fad ghar di chaabi
main ghar nahin jaana aa aa
lai fad ghar di chaabi

o chup kar ke gaddi de vich baija aa
chup kar ke gaddi de vich baija
ke roi te chaped khaayengi
roi te chaped khayenegi
teri gaddi vich nayin baina
ve ja teri gaddi vich nayin baina
jithe teri yaad aaye ae ae
uthhe baith ke ro lena
jithe teri yaad aaye ae
uthhe baith ke ro lena

main tujhe ghar se bhaga ke nahin laaya aa
tujhe ghar se bhaga ke nahin laaya
ke aayi hai tu marzi se ae e
aai hai tu marji se

hatt chhod mazaak channa
oy ae
hatt chhod mazaak channa
teri meri nayi nibhni ee
mainu de de talaaq channa
teri meri nayi nibhni ee
mainu de de talaaq channa aa aa

te apne ghar rahna tha
apne ghar rahna tha
doli mein na daae
baabul se kehna thha
doli mein na daale ae
baabul se kehna tha
mere baabul ka naam na lena aa
mere baabul ka naam na lena
tu chaahe meri jaan kad lai ae ae
chaahe meri jaan kad lai

ho ik roothe te dooja manaye ae ae
ik roothe te dooja manaye
yahi toh pyaar hai mitraan
ek roothe
tum samjhe main rooth gai
ve ja tu samajhe mai rooth gai
umraan di yaari ee ee
pal na vich toot gai
umraan di yaari ee ee
pal na vich toot gai ee


This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, 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 :

4894 Post No. : 16693

# A tribute to Kavi Pradeep 11.12.2021#
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Today we remember Ramchandra Narayandut Dwivedi who is fondly known to us as ‘Kavi Pradeep’ or ‘Rashtra Kavi Pradeep’. Today is his 23rd ‘Remembrance Day’.

He was born on 6th February,1915 and passed away on 11th December,1998 leaving treasure of his poems and songs sung by him in his immortal voice.

As I had mentioned in one of my posts on him here “I am short of words to describe his special ‘voice’ in words. As it is an altogether a very different experience or rather divine experience to listen the songs sung by him.”

I will not repeat the same again here. But I would again like to mention here that Kavi Pradeep is admired and loved by all. He has written over five hundred songs for movies and sung many songs (which could be less than fifty I think) for HFM.

He has immortalized himself in his creations and they will be cherished and discussed as long HFM is listened and discussed on this planet.

I would like to repeat that I always feel very happy to share his songs here on the blog. So, as a tribute to him, here is a song from the ‘1971’ movie ‘Kabhi Dhoop Kabhi Chhaaon’ on this occasion of today.

‘Kabhi Dhoop Kabhi Chhaaon-1971’ was directed by Chandrakant for ‘Joy Films, Bombay’.

Chandrakant was also the producer of this movie.

It had Dara Singh, Ameeta, Gutanjali, Jagdeep, Randhawa, Sapru, Tiwari, Ram Mohan, Renu, Mridula, B.M. Vyas, Shree Bhagwan, Bhagwan Sinha, Radheshyam, Moppet Raja, Tiger, Jogendra Singh, Mustafa Nasar, Dhirendra, Paul Kamidan, Kashmira, Anand Joshi, R.C. Pande, Datta Shahpur, Babu, Sandow, Hindustani, Suresh Gor, Gulab, Pehelwan, Jooly, Deepak Trivedi, Mansoor, Mona and Sulochana.

Story and dialogues of this movie were written by Qabil Amritsari. Dialogue Direction was done by Ramesh Pande.

Editing of this movie was done by Ram Khade and Vithoba Surve.

This movie had eight songs (as per HFGK Vol-V, 1971-1980) penned by Kavi Pradeep (three songs) and Prem Dhawan (five songs).

Music for this film was composed by Chitragupta.

The eight songs from this movie were as listed below.

SNo Song Title Lyricist Singer/s Posted On
01 Sukh dukh donon rehte jisme…kabhi dhoop kabhi chhaaon Kavi Pradeep Kavi Pradeep 20.02.2015
02 Aankh ka taara mera chaand se pyaara Prem Dhawan Lata Mangeshkar
03 Dil dhadke haay, pyaar mera sharmaaye Prem Dhawan Lata, Manna Dey
04 Haaye re sanjog tune kya ghadi dikhlaayi Kavi Pradeep Kavi Pradeep
05 Main bhi jaloon tu bhi jaley Prem Dhawan Usha Iyer
06 Jhoomar Jhoomar jhoom … Prem Dhawan Lata, Rafi, chorus
07 Koyi gusse ho ya raazi, aji apni balaa se Prem Dhawan Manna Dey
08 Samay ke haath ka kathhputlaa hai insaan… chal musaafir Kavi Pradeep Kavi Pradeep Being discussed today

As we can see from the above table singers Lata Mangeshkar, Mohd Rafi, Manna Dey, Usha Iyer and Kavi Pradeep had given their voices to the songs of this movie.

One song (the title song) from this movie has been posted on the blog on 20.02.2015.

Today’s song is the second song from this movie, which again is penned and sung Kavi Pradeep.

Let us listen to this of Kavi Pradeep’s another best philosophical song from his many in this category.

Video

Audio

Song-Chal musaafir chal yahaan koi nahin tera (Kabhi Dhoop Kabhi Chhaaon)(1971) Singer-Kavi Pradeep Lyrics – Kavi Pradeep, Music – Chitragupt

Lyrics

samay ke haath ka kathhputla hai
is jag mein insaan
sach maano hey duniyaawaalon
samay badaa aa balwaan

em>chal musafir chal
yahaan koyi nahin tera
chal huaa poora
teri taqdeer ka pheraa
chal musafir chal
yahaan koyi nahin tera

jag mein lattoo ki tarah
tu khoob re ghoomaa
dogali duniya mein
dar dar khoob tu jhoomaa
re ae
jag mein lattoo ki tarah
tu khoob re ghoomaa
dogali duniya mein
dar dar khoob tu jhoomaa
ab na karnaa jhoothhi nagari mein
kabhi pheraa aa
chal musafir chal
yahaan koyi nahin tera
chal musafir chal
yahaan koyi nahin tera

kisliye ae baawle
beeti pe rotaa hai
patthharon ke desh mein
aisaa hi hota hai
re ae
kisliye ae baawle
beeti pe rotaa hai
patthharon ke desh mein
aisaa hi hota hai
chal tujhe durbhaagya ki aandhi ne
hai gheraa aa
chal musafir chal
yahaan koyi nahin tera
chal huaa poora
teri taqdeer ka pheraa
chal musafir chal
yahaan koyi nahin tera
chal musafir chal
yahaan koyi nahin tera
chal musafir chal
yahaan koyi nahin tera

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Devanagari Script lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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समय के हाथ का कठपुतला है
इस जग में इंसान
सच मानो हे दुनियावालों
समय बड़ा आ बलवान

चल मुसाफिर चल
यहाँ कोई नहीं तेरा
चल हुआ पूरा
तेरी तकदीर का फेरा
चल मुसाफिर चल
यहाँ कोई नहीं तेरा

जग में लट्टू की तरह
तू खूब रे घूमा
दोगली दुनिया में
दर दर खूब तू झूमा
रे ए
जग में लट्टू की तरह
तू खूब रे घूमा
दोगली दुनिया में
दर दर खूब तू झूमा
अब न करना झूठी नगरी में
कभी फेरा आ
चल मुसाफिर चल
यहाँ कोई नहीं तेरा
चल मुसाफिर चल
यहाँ कोई नहीं तेरा

किसलिए ए बावले
बीती पे रोता है
पत्थरों के देश में
ऐसा ही होता है
रे ए
किसलिए ए बावले
बीती पे रोता है
पत्थरों के देश में
ऐसा ही होता है
चल तुझे दुर्भाग्य की आंधी ने
है घेरा आ
चल मुसाफिर चल
यहाँ कोई नहीं तेरा
चल हुआ पूरा
तेरी तकदीर का फेरा
चल मुसाफिर चल
यहाँ कोई नहीं तेरा
चल मुसाफिर चल
यहाँ कोई नहीं तेरा
चल मुसाफिर चल
यहाँ कोई नहीं तेरा


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 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 : 3873 Post No. : 14893

Hullo to all in Atuldom

Same dates, last month, was a period of hectic activity. I believe pre-wedding period is the time when no one should check their BP. 🙂 I am often asked these days how does it feel after all the activity? Have you relaxed enough? Have you come to terms with the fact that your daughter is now married?

Phew!!! So many questions. Thinking of the last question- I don’t feel the difference; possibly because my daughter was already living away from home, due to her work, for almost 4 years now. She herself might answer like me. And to top it there is no custom of a “BIDAAI” in South Indian marriages, what we do is accompany the girl to her sasural and help her set-up home if she needs help in setting up. Also, in these modern ages when we are connected on an hourly basis through the various communication channels at our disposal, the feeling of the “daughter having got married” will never sink-in. The only complaint, well not exactly a complaint, is that after preparing for almost 4-5 months for the big day, it has come and gone and it is almost a month to the date.

Much like what students might feel at the end of their final year-end examinations!!! OH! Just realized the examinations for class 10 and 12 are about to begin in a week or two, for some it would have already started, ALL THE VERY BEST TO ALL THE STUDENTS their parents and teachers.

Now in the run-up to the wedding my husband had an idea that we should have some kind of entertainment for all those who come to attend the wedding. We were expecting many of our outstation friends and relatives on the previous day itself as the muhurta for the wedding was early and the guests might find it more convenient to reach the previous day, relax a bit and just have to wake up and get dressed for the big occasion. South Indian weddings are different from North Indian weddings in the sense there is no formal mehndi or sangeet attached with the rituals (South Indian weddings are rather staid). But we thought we might call a mehndi artist so that lady guests could have their hands adorned and there will be some pastime too where the grooms’ and bride’s family could mingle with each other.

Then there was also the bright idea to get the bright and talented kids and adults (who cared to join) to perform a song or dance which will further help kill time. We put our most enterprising and talented nieces and nephews on the job of hunting latent talent within the family and unanimously all of them decided that I should also, remove the dust cover and shake a leg or two. My only lament was that the dust cover was never removed and when I was called to do my ½ a minute thing on the stage I managed not to fall off it and also matched a few steps with my niece who had choreographed a rather simple number to one of the newer songs (which I had never heard of before the wedding eve.) I was happy we had a wonderful pre-wedding evening and no complained of boredom.

The whole dance and enjoyment reminded me of a song from the rather new (by the standards of this blog) movie “English Vinglish” (2012) which was directed by Gauri Shinde. The situation of the song was the wedding of Sridevi’s niece and the song shows the family practising some dance to be performed at the wedding. In fact, I had mentally practised a few steps to accompany the song if the DJ had played it (seems we only had to request, it was on his playlist) but we didn’t play it then. Since then it has been playing in my mind though. Then it struck me, as if a bolt from the blue, that we were close to Sridevi’s 1st death anniversary (its a year already!!!!! Time has flown really fast).

And so, here is the song which was Sridevi’s last dance number. There are no words to describe how beautiful she looked in that movie in the role of a homemaker whose husband and daughter keep pointing out her inability to speak in English. There are no words to describe how elegantly she carries herself in the saree and dance gracefully. Small wonder then, that people used to call her the only female superstar who could give all her co-actors a run for their money. In spite of this she was a much sought-after co-star who was comfortable and confident enough to be in the same frame as a Shivaji Ganesan, Dilip Kumar, Dharmendra, NTR, Rajkumar (of the south), or the actors of her age-group like Krishna (Telugu), Rajnikant, Kamal Hasan (Tamil), Anil Kapoor, Jackie Shroff, Mithun, Sunny Deol, etc. She was bold enough to refuse movies with Amitabh if her role in it lacked substance and Rajesh Khanna got help from her popularity in the period when he was trying to resurrect his career. And we don’t need to mention her movies with Jeetendra as they fall in a category of their own.

The song with this post is written by Swanand Kirkire and Amit Trivedi was the music director. We have Sunidhi Chauhan, Neelambari Kirkire, Natali DI Luccio, and Swanand Kirkire giving their voice to the song.
Thinking of our “Khwabon Ki Shehazaadi”.

Audio

Video

Song-Navrai maajhi laadaachi laadhaachi ga (English Vinglish)(2012) Singers-Sunidhi Chauhan, Natali DI Luccio,Neelambari Kirkire, Swanand Kirkire, Lyrics-Swanand Kirkire, MD-Amit Trivedi
Chorus

Lyrics

navrai maajhi laadaachi laadaachi ga
avad hila chandraachi chandraachi ga
navrai maajhi navsaachi navsaachi ga
apsara shachi indrachi indrachi ga aaaa ha

navrai chali sharmaati ghabraati ho
piya ke ghar ithlaati balkhaati wo
surmai naina chhalkaati chhalkaati wo
piya ke ghar bharmaati sakuchaati wo oooooh

hai kuku ku kukuku
kuku ku kukuku

haaan chunar mein iski (ho ho)
sitaare (ho ho)
saare chamkeele chamkeele chamkeele
kangan mein iske (ho ho)
bahaaren (ho ho)
aaj hariyaale hariyaale hariyaale
navrai majhi ladaachi ladaachi ga
avura hila chandrachi chandrachi ga
navrai majhi navsaachi navsaachi ga
apsara shaachi indraachi indraachi ga ga ga (hahaha)

sunyoji isko
rakhiyo jatan se
badi naazuk hai naazuk hai
naazuk kali hai anmol
kali hai anmol
aaoji aao
thumkha lagaao
zara behko ji behko ji behko
khushiyon ke baaje dhol
khushiyon ke baaje dhol

aankhon mein iske (ho ho),
ishaare (ho ho)
bade nakhreele nakhreele nakhreele
sapnon ke laakhon (ho ho),
nazaare (ho ho)
saare rangeele rangeele rangeele
navrai chali sharmaati ghabraati wo
piya ke ghar itlaathi balkaathi wo
surmai naina chhalkaati chhalkaati wo
piya ke ghar bharmaathi sakuchaati wo o o

navrai maajhi ladaachi ladaachi ga
avad hila chandraachi chandraachi ga
navrai maajhi navsaachi navsaachi ga
apsara shachi indrachi indrachi ga aaaaa a


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.

Blog Day : 3795 Post No. : 14782

Today’s song is from the film Naya Sansaar-41. This was a film made by Bombay Talkies. It was directed by N.R.Acharya and the music was by Saraswati Devi (4 songs ) and Ramchandra Pal (6 songs ). The lead pair of the film was Ashok Kumar and Renuka devi, along with Mubarak, Shahnawaz, Suresh, David, V.H.Desai and many more.

Bombay Talkies was established By Himanshu Rai and Devika Rani in 1934. Their marriage was a confluence of two rich,cultured,educated and Handsome/ Beautiful souls with common interests. While in England, these two frequently appeared on page 3 of the Tabloids of London. They came back to India and established Bombay Talkies Studios in the far western suburb of Bombay City- Malad. The rich and the famous joined them as shareholders and the studio soon boasted of most modern equipment, and a team of European ( read German ) technicians. Himanshu Rai was keen to have only the educated and capable artistes from respectable families. At the pinnacle period, the company had a roll call of 400 persons. They were offered the best of facilities for work and recreation. A 24 hr. Medical assistance with a Doctor was also made available.

Within two years of its existence, Bombay Talkies got its first jolt, when its Heroine cum owner-Devika Rani, eloped with her handsome Hero- Najmul Hasan. This whole thing was somehow managed, with Devika Rani’s return to Bombay Talkies. In the process, a new Hero- Ashok kumar emerged, from within its own stock. Soon all seemed well and the company rolled out 15 films- mostly successful and its name became synonymous with quality films and popular music.

The second jolt came in 1939, when film Kangan was being made and the Second World War started on 1-9-1939. In addition to restrictions on Raw film supply, the British Government arrested the German Technicians of Bombay Talkies and deported, Franz Osten-Director, Joseph Wirsching-Cinematographer, Carl Von Spratti- Set Designer and Len Hartley- Sound Recordist, to Deolali ( near Nashik) under house arrest. Film Kangan was completed by the second line staff of N.R.Acharya and Najam Naqvi. Soon Himanshu Rai lost his mind, suffered from mental illness and died on 19-5-1940.

After his death, the Directors of Bombay Talkies, namely-F.A.Dinshaw, Chimanlal Setalvad, Sir Chunilal Mehta, Sir Phiroze Sethna, Sir Richard Temple and Cawasji Jahangir met in a huddle and appointed Devika Rani as the Production In charge of the company with all powers. Consequently, this led to dissatisfaction among a group of people led by S.Mukherjee. So, two teams were formed for making films. To the credit of Devika Rani, it must be said that during her reign, Bombay Talkies rolled out the best films ever from the studio,like Bandhan, Jhoola, Kismet, Basant, Jwar Bhata, Milan etc till 1945. Devika Rani left Bombay Talkies in 1945 after her marriage. The other group had already left to form Filmistan. During this disturbed phase of the company, film Naya Sansar was made based on the story, screenplay and Dialogues by K.A.Abbas.

Khwaja Ahmad Abbas was born in Panipat, Haryana, on 7-6-1916. He was born in the home of celebrated Urdu poet, ‘Khwaja Altaf Husain Hali’, a student of Mirza Ghalib. His grandfather Khwaja Gulam Abbas was one of the chief rebels of the 1857 Rebellion movement, and the first martyr of Panipat to be blown from the mouth of a cannon. Abbas’s father Ghulam-Us-Sibtain graduated from Aligarh Muslim University, was a tutor of a prince and a prosperous businessman, who modernised the preparation of Unani medicines. Abbas’s mother, ‘Masroor Khatoon’, was the daughter of Sajjad Husain, an enlightened educationist. Abbas took his early education in ‘Hali Muslim High School’, which was established by his great grand father Hali. He had his early education till 7th in Panipat. He was instructed to read the Arabic text of the Quran and his childhood dreams swung at the compulsive behest of his father. Abbas completed his matriculation at the age of fifteen. He did his B.A. with English literature in 1933 and LL.B. in 1935 from Aligarh Muslim University

Worked on National Call, a New Delhi paper (1933); started Aligarh Opinion when studying law (1934); obtained law degree in 1935; political correspondent and later film critic for nationalist Bombay Chronicle, Bombay (1935- 47) praising Dieterle, Capra and esp. Shantaram. Wrote Indian journalism’s longest- running weekly political column, Last Page (1941-86), in Chronicle and Blitz. Best-known fiction (Zafran Ke Phool situated in Kashmir, Inquilab on communal violence) places him in younger generation of Urdu and Hindi writers with Ali Sardar Jafri and Ismat Chughtai, whose work followed the PWA? and drew sustenance from Nehruite socialism’s pre- Independence, anti-Fascist and anti-communal commitments. Founder member of IPTA’s all- India front (1943), to which he contributed two seminal plays: Yeh Amrit Hai and Zubeida. Entered film as publicist for Bombay Talkies (1936) to whom he sold his first screenplay, Naya Sansar (1941). First film, Dharti Ke Lal, made under IPTA’s banner and drew on Bijon Bhattacharya’s classic play Nabanna (1944), dealing with the Bengal famine of 1943.

Set up production company Naya Sansar (1951), providing India’s most consistent representation of socialist-realist film (cf. Thoppil Bhasi and Utpal Dutt). Best work is in the scripts for his own films and for those of Raj Kapoor (Awara 1951); Shri 420 (1955), 1955, both co-written with V.P. Sathe; Jagte Raho, 1956; Bobby, 1973) and Shantaram’s Dr. Kotnis Ki Amar Kahani (1946; adapted from his own book, And One Did Not Come Back), which combined aspects of Soviet cinema (Pudovkin) and of Hollywood (e.g. Capra and Upton Sinclair), influencing a new generation of Hindi cineastes (Kapoor, Chetan Anand) and sparking new realist performance idioms (BALRAJ SAHNI). His Munna, without songs or dances, and Shaher Aur Sapna, cheaply made on location in slums, were described as being influenced by neo-realism. Pardesi is the first Indian-Soviet co-production, co- directed by Vassili M. Pronin. The landmark Supreme Court censorship judgement about his Char Shaher Ek Kahani (aka A Tale of Four Cities) curtailed ‘arbitrary’ governmental pre- censorship powers on the grounds that the Indian Constitution guarantees the right to free speech. His constitutional challenge of the Cinematograph Act led to the famous Supreme Court decision upholding the validity of precensorship of cinema. Interestingly in Interestingly in 1939, K A Abbas had written a letter to Gandhi urging him to reconsider his opinion on the idea of the evil of cinema. He writes
“Today I bring for your scrutiny – and approval -a new toy my generation has learned to play with, the CINEMA! – You include cinema among evils like gambling, sutta, horse racing etc… Now if these statements had come from any other person, it was not necessary to be worried about them… But your case is different. In view of the great position you hold in this country, and I may say in the world, even the slightest expression of your opinion carries much weight with millions of people. And one of the world’s most useful inventions would be allowed to be discarded or what is worse, left alone to be abused by unscrupulous people. You are a great soul, Bapu. In your heart there is no room for prejudice. Give this little toy of ours, the cinema, which is not so useless as it looks, a little of your attention and bless it with a smile of toleration”.

Published many books including I Am Not An Island and Mad Mad World of Indian Films (both 1977). Other important scripts: Neecha Nagar (1946); Mera Naam Joker (1970); Zindagi Zindagi (1972); Henna (1991). Abbas also brought a number of new talents into the film industry, such as Amitabh Bachchan in Saat Hindustani . K.A.Abbas died on 1-6-1987 at Bombay. ( adapted, with thanks, from The Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema).

One of the many artistes developed by Bombay Talkies was N.R.Acharya. He was born in Karachi in 1909. He was a Government contractor, when he joined the East India Film Company, Calcutta- one of the first sound film studios in India. He shifted to Bombay and joined Bombay Talkies as Production Manager, when film Achhut Kanya was being made in 1936. When Franz Osten was arrested, while directing film kangan, he completed his work on that film.

He directed his first film Azad-40 and then Bandhan-40, both with Ashok kumar and Leela Chitnis. Then came Naya Sansar-41. When S.Mukherjee, Ashok kumar Wachha and others left Bombay Talkies, he too left, but did not join any group. He started his own company Acharya Arts productions. He produced and directed kishor Sahu’s film Kunwara Baap-42. Then it was Uljhan-42,Aage Kadam-43, parivartan and Shohrat-49, Gujarati film Lagna Mandap-50 and lastly Dhola Maru-56. Amiya Chakravarty and gyan mukherjee were his followers. He died in 1993.

The story of film Naya Sansar-41, as given on wiki, is…

The film was written by Abbas, who was a film critic at that time. He used his journalistic background to create a story about the rising radicalism in Indian society and journalism. The story addressed the conflict between a dynamic young reporter and his cautious, yet idealistic, editor of the fictional progressive newspaper, ‘Sansar’. The story line revolved around the editor, Premchand (Mubarak), who is in love with a beautiful orphan named Asha (Renuka Devi), whom his family has raised from an infant. Soon after Asha starts working for the paper, she falls in love with Sansar’s star reporter and dedicated radical-journalist, Puran (Ashok Kumar). Asha, however, still feels indebted to Premchand’s family.
When Premchand starts to hedge on his radicalism by dealing with the evil Dhaniram, Puran quits, and starts his own newspaper, “Naya Sansar”. Premchand quickly sees the error of his ways, and not only returns to the paper’s previous left-wing stance, but also condones the marriage of Asha and Puran.

One remarkable thing about film Naya Sansar. Ashok Kumar started his career from Jeevan Naiya-36 and acted in 11 films till Naya Sansar-41. He became famous as a Romantic hero. His biggest problem was he did not know what to do about his hands while acting and felt very embarrassed in his films. Due to this he looked bewildered in his films all the time.

In film Naya Sansar-41 he solved this problem. His role was of Puran-a radical journalist. For the first time, he smoked cigarette on the screen and his problem of hands was solved for ever. Thus started his smoking as his trademark in films. Even in private life, he was a heavy smoker.

Today’s song is a chorus song, sung by Arun Kumar and Kavi Pradeep.

Audio

Song-Naya zamaana aaya logon naya zamaana aaya (Naya Sansaar)(1941) Singers- Singers-Arun Kumar Mukherji, Kavi Pradeep, Lyricst- Kavi Pradeep, MD- Saraswati Devi
chorus

Lyrics

Naya zamaana aaya logon
naya zamaana aaya
Naya zamaana aaya logon
naya zamaana aaya
aaz naya sansaar sang mein
nayi kahaani laaya
haan haan
nayi kahaani laaya
ho Naya zamaana aaya logon
naya zamaana aaya

jag mein jeewan jyot jagaane
aazaadi ka bigul bajaane
aaj naya sansaar nayi dhun
nayi zindagi laaya
haan haan
nayi zindagi laaya

lo Naya zamaana aaya logon
naya zamaana aaya

halchal charon aor machi hai
chahal pahal ghanghor machi hai
lo duniya bhar ke samaaj ki
palat chuki hai kaaya

Naya zamaana aaya logon
naya zamaana aaya

lo duniya bhar ke samaaj ki
palat chuki hai kaaya

Naya zamaana aaya logon
naya zamaana aaya

kadam kadam par naya taraana
kaun sunega geet puraana
kya dharti kya aasmaan
donon par joban chhaaya aa aa
Naya zamaana aaya
kya dharti kya aasmaan
donon par joban chhaaya aa aa
Naya zamaana aaya
Naya zamaana aaya logon
naya zamaana aaya
aaz naya sansaar sang mein
nayi kahaani laaya
haan haan
nayi kahaani laaya
lo Naya zamaana aaya logon
naya zamaana aaya
naya zamaana aaya


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Blog Day : 3542 Post No. : 14218

Hullo Atuldom

9+2=11
11+3= 14
14+4= 18

“Confused”? “Flummoxed” or I should be asking “stumped”? Of course, all the words mean the same. I am sure the additions that I have done to open this post have set people thinking.

Well it has something to do with the last three songs that were posted from the movie “Mome Ki Gudiya” (that is how “mom” was spelt in the title card and the movie’s censor certificate dated 12th April 1972). The famous website Hindigeetmala.net lists four songs for the movie, but as I sat through the movie to recheck I found the movie had five songs. I think HFGK will also give the same number, the song “Bandhan toote na sanwariya” comes twice then the number of songs count will be six.

“Reshma jawaan ho gayi” is the first song in the movie; posted with a post by Sudhirji. That song happens when Tanuja who plays Sheel takes objection to being called “chutki”.

“Whenever I had been to Brindavan I have seen shooting of Hindi and South India movies. Except for the last time.
Now It has gone to dogs. The flowers have wilted and trees are dried up. Please do not take your parents as one has to walk compulsorily for few kilometres”.

This was our Nitin Shah’s comment after the above song. I must say I had a similar experience when I visited Brindavan this year, in the month of January. The flowers were not there but some lighting still happens, they have a musical fountain show and most of the fountains were working but I suppose visiting the place in summer might disappoint a tourist as there will be little water in the dam.

“Baaghon me bahaar aayi” is the second song which plays when Sheel and Ravi (Ratan Chopra) are on their honeymoon. It is picturised in Brindawan Gardens of Mysore. The movie’s makers have thanked the people and government of Mysore state for cooperating in the making of the movie. (A small doubt- was Mysore still a separate state in 1971/ 72 ?). This was the first song from the movie to be posted on the blog.
[Ed note:- Mysore was a separate state since 1956. It was renamed as Karnataka in 1973]

The third song from the movie that is posted happens at karwa chauth. “Bandhan toote na sanwariya” occurs just before climax. Post the song Sheel shoots her mama Shaligram played by Jeewan just as he tries to stab Ravi.

So that then are the three posts for this movie posted in 2009, 2011 and 2014 – there I have explained 9+2 and 11+3. We are in 2018 i.e 14+4 simple 🙂

I sat through the movie before writing this post and here is the gist of the movie:

Ravi, the only son of wealthy widower Rai Bahadur Gangaram, falls in love with fellow-collegian, Sheel, but is shocked to find that she is to be his future step-mother. His father decides to step away, lets the couple get married, and shortly thereafter passes away. A few months later, Sheel gets pregnant and her parents as well as her maternal uncle, Shaligram, come to visit her. It is during this visit that Ravi will find out that Sheel has been living a secret life, and the real reason why she married him. Devastated, he will face even more trauma and scandal when the Police will arrest his wife for murder.

The secret of Sheel’s life is that her parents (Paro and Rashid Khan) and mama use her to lure rich old men into marriage and see to it that Sheel doesn’t consummate the marriage. And a few days after marriage they decamp with the rich man’s wealth. One such old man is Om Prakash who tries to force himself on Sheel but she injures him and flees thinking she has killed him. Another secret of Sheel’s life is that she has been kidnapped by the trio in infancy from Nasir Hussain’s haveli. This fact is unearthed by Premnath when he appears in court to defend Sheel.

So that then is what the movie was all about. 🙂

I think “Dolly ki Doli” which came in 2015 had a similar story of a young con-girl marrying into rich families.

The song with this post is the fourth song in the movie. It comes in Sheel’s dream when Ravi tells her “how much he has waited for her?” Etc. etc. It is a rather long song. It is in the voice of Anand Bakshi. This movie had two songs that were sung by Anand Bakshi. After sitting through the movie I felt the voice suited the actor perfectly. Another thing that I found was this was the debut of Anand Bakshi as a singer.

The movie opens by paying shraddhanjali to composer Jaikishan the composer who was part of three of Mohan Kumar’s initial movies.

Today (March 30th, 2018) is the 16th death anniversary of Anand Bakshi. He who gave us songs which sounded as if written by a common man. Such simple words to convey normal feelings leke a good-bye “achcha toh hum chalte hai”; monetary lessons “aamdani athannee kharcha rupiaya”; a man’s plight after marriage “brahma o brahma”; a host of lullabies “sooyi ja tara”, “aakhiyon mein chote chote sapne sajaayeke” (to list just two); roothna-manaana “Rona kabhi nahin rona”, “nahin main nahin dekh sakta tujhe rote huye” and songs with roadside Romeo kind of lyrics “jumma chumma de de”.

He has written songs for three films with the title “Majboor”; two “Mehbooba” (one of which released in 2008 six years after he had passed away). He was a master with words and if I may say- in the same league as Majrooh Sultanpuri in the sense that he had a long career of almost 40 years and wrote similarly simple lyrics and was always in demand by all film makers.

He had an ambition to be a singer too which was showcased in a few songs for which he used to sing the opening lines etc. I had discovered a song where he had given playback along with Bhupinder, Manna Dey and Kishore Kumar for “Sholay” but unfortunately that song never featured in that movie. I was aware of one full length song in “Mome Ki Gudiya” but before I sat to write this post I found that was already posted. But I am not upset as I found a very beautiful song from the same movie but it is rather long almost 6 minutes. Here it is:-

Audio

Video


Song-Main dhoondhh raha thha sapnon mein (Mome Ki Gudiya)(1972) Singer-Anand Bakshi, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal

Lyrics

main dhoondhh raha thha sapnon mein
tumko anjaanon apnon mein
main dhoond raha thha sapnon mein
tumko anjaano apno me
raaste me mujhe ek phool mila toh maine kaha
maine kaha
ae phool tu kitna sundar hai
lekin tu raakh hai mauj nahin
ja mujhko teri khoj nahin
main dhoondhh raha tha sapnon mein

main deewaana anjaane mein
ja pahuncha phir maikhaane mein
raste mein mujhe ik jaam mila to maine kaha
maine kaha
ae jaam tu kitna dilkash hai
lekin tu haar hai jeet nahin
ja teri meri preet nahin
main dhoondhh raha thha sapnon mein

main badhkar apni hasti se
guzra taaron ki basti se
raste mein mujhe phir chaand mila to maine kaha
maine kaha
ae chaand tu kitna raushan hai
par dilbar tera naam nahin
ja tere bas ka kaam nahin
deepak ki tarah jalte jalte
jeevan path par chalte chalte
raste mein mujhe sansaar mila to maine kaha
maine kaha
sansaar tu kitna achcha hai
lekin zanjeer hai dor nahin
ja tu mera chitchor nahin
main dhoondhh raha thha sapnon mein

kuchh aur chala main banjaara
toh dekha mandir ka dwaaraa
mandir mein mujhe bhagwaan mila toh maine kaha
maine kaha
bhagwaan tera ghar sab kuchh hai
lekin saajan ka dwaar nahin
pooja pooja hai pyaar nahin
beeta ke chain akele mein
pahuncha saawan ke mele mein
mele mein tumhe jab dekh liya to maine kaha
maine kaha
tum hi toh ho
tum hi toh ho
chitchor mere
man meet mere
tum bin pyaase thhe geet mere
hmmhmm oooo hmmm
oooo hmmmmm oooo
hmmmm hoooo aaaa
hmmmm hoooo aaaa
hmmmm hoooo hoo


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Blog Day : 3457 Post No. : 13871

Today (4 january 2017) is the 23rd death anniversary of R D Burman (27 june 1939- 4 january 1994). He was only 54 years old when he passed away which is considered prime of one’s life in most fields. To HFM followers like me, he was a legend since late 1960s itself, when he was just in his late 20s and early 30s.
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Hullo to all in Atuldom

We all know the meaning of the word “Bhaand”; for those not conversant with colloquial Hindi; googling the word throws up meanings —Clown, Mimic, Comedian etc. “Bhaands” are also traditionally folk entertainers which might mean a storyteller, minstrels, dancers, actors, impressionists etc. Most bhaands belong to families that are engaged in folk entertainment as their hereditary profession, their specific art forms vary greatly by region, community and language. The term bhaand itself can also mean either a specific dramatic story or an entire form/school of drama.
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This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, 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.

I think people of my generation (born in late sixties & early seventies) got introduced to Kavi Pradeep ji’s songs mainly through his patriotic songs and devotional/philosophical songs played on loud speakers during Independence Day, Republic days, other days of national importance and main festivals of the year.
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MAN KI JEET (1944) was one of the most successful films produced by W Z Ahmed under his banner of Shalimar Films. The film had 7 songs including one version song of which 4 songs (including the version song) have been covered in the Blog. Almost all the songs of the film were popular in those days. The highlight of these songs were that for the first time, Shaayar e Inqilaab Josh Malihabadi wrote lyrics for 5 out of 7 songs for the film. The rest of 2 songs were written by Bharat Vyas. The star cast included Shyam, Neena, Tiwari, Prakash, Rajkumari Shukla, Gulab, Mumtaz Begum, Shanta Thakkar, Chukoo etc. This was the debut Hindi film for the actor Shyam. This may also be a debut film for Chukoo on which morey jubna ka dekho ubhaar was picturised. Of course, Sitarabai Kanpuri started her playback singing career with this film.
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#the Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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# Bhoole-Bisre Geet # 1 # Kavi Pradeep-1
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I missed the Mumbai Gangout as there were some fortunate developments at my workplace which were leading for an uncertain future for me.
So, one would be surprised to read ‘fortunate developments’ and that too leading to ‘an uncertain future.
Fortunate was it because the decision was taken by me to take a break from my current assignment and start a new journey which I would begin after searching and settling for.
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