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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.

Blog Day : 3713 Post No. : 14640

# Superstar Child Artist – Jr. Mehmood # 4
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(Rafi Sings for Jr. Mehmood # 3)
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Greetings to all for the ongoing ‘Ganesh Festival’…!!!

I have many fond memories of ‘Ganpati Utsav’ being held in our colony premises and the ‘various cultural programs’ held during the ‘ten-day’ festival.

For us children then, the main attractions were ‘Orchestras’, ‘Dramas’ and a ‘movie’ if at all it could be arranged and screened in open ground and where we used to watch it from either side of the screen.:)

Among the other programs like ‘orchestra’ and ‘drama’ which would be performed by artists coming from different locations there was also a ‘drama’ and ‘cultural program’ by artists from our colony and students from schools. I was always a part of the ‘drama’ team of juniors as a ‘performer’ and also was a part of the ‘seniors’ for ‘prompting’ behind the stage if some artist forgot the ‘dialogues’. My voice was suitable for that purpose at that time. 🙂

That reminds me of one of my friends who used to do mimicry of Mehmood and Junior Mehmood on stage during such programs. And that also reminds me of ‘the musical nights being held that time with some special star also performing therein’. But, since such programs would be held at the city about 25/30 kms from the place we were staying then, it was not possible for us children to attend such programs.

Junior Mehmood was among the ‘star performer’ in those years and that reminder bring us to this fourth article in the series of articles covering songs performed by or picturized on Junior Mehmood and lip synced by him on screen in Hindi Movies.

Initially I started this series discussing the songs sung by Rafi Saab for Junior Mehmood and the following two songs sung by Rafi Saab for Junior Mehmood have been discussed earlier;

1) Lagey koi lottery koi jackpot lagey (Rivaaz)(1972)

2) Na Koi Paisa Na Ilm Banaao Bambai Mein Film (Bansi Birju) (1972)

Thereafter we extended this series to cover the songs sung by other singers (mainly female singers, I think so 🙂 ) for Junior Mehmood. And those songs which are yet to be discussed on the blog.

Thus, we have the following song as the third post in this series which was posted on 15th November, 2017;

3) Mera Naam Hai Mehmood.

Today’s song is from the movie ‘Tanhaai-1972’.

‘Tanhaai-1972’ was ‘S.B. Films’ presentation, directed by Jagdish Nirula for ‘Chitrashala, Bombay’. This film was produced by S.I. Shivadasani.

It had Rehana Sultan, Anil Dhawan, Shatrughan Sinha, Jagdev, Lakshmi Chhaya, Iftekhar, Poornima, Dulia, Randhir, Baby Chintu, Lalita Kumari, Jankidas, Moolchand, Arpana, Master Shahid, Jagdish Raj, Kirti, Madhu, Jery, Bhola
And Mehmood Junior.

The movie introduced Ashok Khanna.

Story & Screenplay of this film was by Sadhram Sapru. Its dialogues were written by Qamar Jalalabadi. Editing for this movie was done by Govind Dalwadi.

Its music was composed by Usha Khanna and the four songs of this film were penned by Asad Bhopali – three songs and Amanullah Khan Aman – one song.

The film had three solo songs- two by Asha Bhonsle, one by Kishore Kumar which has already been discussed here, and one song sung by Mohd Rafi, Usha Khanna (and Junior Mehmood (as per HFGK), however the titles of this movie did not mention the name of Junior Mehmood under ‘Playback’.

The film was passed by Censor Board on 23rd October’1972.

As per the filmography of Jr. Mehmood available on various sources on the internet he acted in many movies since his first release to this movie “Tanhaai-1972”.
However, these sources where his filmography has been mentioned does not mention the name of this movie ‘Tanhaai-1972’ in their list. (So, the complete list of his movies/filmography needs to checked and authenticated to have accurate number of movies if we need to discuss them year wise.)

Also, till the release of this movie “Tanhaai-1972” Junior Mehmood was a part of many movies which were successful at the box office and he was seen in many Rajesh Khanna movies like ‘Do Raaste-1969’, ‘Aan Milo Sajna-1970’, ‘Kati Patang-1970’, ‘Haathi Mere Saathi-1971’, ‘Chhoti Bahu-1971’, ‘Dil Daulat Duniya-1972’ and other movies.

I had mentioned in my earlier post and many of us are aware of that Junior Mehmood shot to fame from the ‘1968 movie – Brahmachari’ where he performed on Mehmood’s famous ‘ham kaale hain to kya huaa dilwaale hain’ from ‘Gumnaam-1965’’.

He repeats once again performing on Mehmood’s famous ‘mehbooba mehbooba bana leo mujhe dulha’ from ‘Saadhu Aur Shaitaan-1968’ in the movie ‘Johar Mehmood in Hong Kong-1971’ where on screen he performs in the presence of his guru Mehmood and I.S.Johar. (Peevesie’s Mom ji have recently discussed this song from ‘Saadhu Aur Shaitaan-1968’ on the blog).

Mehmood Fans and moviegoers are well aware of Mehmood’s – ‘Kapoor’s three generation act- Prithviraj, Raj and Randhir, in the song ‘Ye kaisa aayaa zamaanaa…’, in the movie ‘Hamjoli-1970’.

Surprisingly this song is yet to be posted on the blog. (may be Mehmood fans in the group are aware and want to give us a surprise 🙂 )

Junior Mehmood tried to repeat a similar act in the song ‘birhaa ki rain’ which is being presented here today.

Taking inspiration from the above song from ‘Hamjoli-1970’ and continuing his ‘genius’ further, and in fact going a step further of his Guru Mehmood, Junior Mehmood did this ‘four roles’ (additionally enacting a female artist, Aruna Irani, I guess…) act in today’s song.

Initially I had planned this song post to be shared in Oct’15 and it was then that the first draft of this article was prepared, however later it got delayed and the song from the movie ‘Baalak-1969’ was posted.

I have not watched this movie ‘Tanhaai-1972’, however our beloved Raja Saab had mentioned of watching this movie in his post presenting the first song from this movie – ‘saawan mein kahin aag na lag jaaye chaman ko’ on the blog.

Let us now enjoy today’s song …

Video

Audio

Song-Birha ki rain sooni sooni sejariya (Tanhaai)(1972) Singers-Rafi, Usha Khanna, Jr Mehmood, Lyrics-Asad Bhopali, MD-Usha Khanna
Rafi + Usha Khanna
Chorus

Lyrics

Aa aa
Aa aa aa aa aa aa aa
Aa aa aa aa aa
Aa aa aa aa aa aa aa
Aa aa aa aa aa aa aa

Birhaa ki rain
Sooni sooni sejariya
Birhaa ki rain
Sooni sooni sejariya
Birhaa ki rain

Raama ghazab dhaaye
Mori baali umariya aa aa
Birhaa ki rain
Sooni sooni sejariya aa aa
Birhaa ki rain

Pa ma ga ma paa paa paa
Pa ma ga ma paa paa paa
Aa aa aa aa aa aa aa
Aa aa aa aa aa
Birhaa ki rain
Birhaa ki rain
Birhaa ki rain

O my god
Grandfather
Tum gaata hai ke rota hai
Idhar ko headache hota hai
Sister, come on!!
One two three four

Paa paa
Du daa daa du
Dada dada aa
Du daa daa du
Paa paa
Du daa daa du
Dada dada aa
Du daa daa du
La laa
la la la laa
La la la la la laa
La la la la la laa

Tum hai seedha saadaa
Tum kya jaano new age ki bhaasha aa

Tum hai seedha saadaa
Tum kya jaano new age ki bhasha
Aaj kal ke
Gora gori
Gora gori
Chori chori
Kyun gaate hain gaana aa
Laa laa aa
Laa laa aa
Laa laa

la la la laa aa
la la la laa aa

Arey muniya
Arey Munna
Chup karo re
Chup karo
Chup

Sharm tum ko na aataai
Hungaamaa kyon machaatai
Dilaa kaaikon jalaatai
Bazurgaa ko sataatai
Sharm tum ko na aatai
Hungaamaa kyon machaatai
Dilaa haiku jalaatai
Bazurgaa ko sataatai
Nako buri baataan
Nako buri baata
Nako buri baata
nako o

Gaao na baba
Phir se gaao na
gaao na

O sister
Ye grandfather todta hai music ka taang
Ham log gaayenga beautiful song

Tum par ab aaj
Aaj hai apna raaj
Tum par ab aaj
Aaj hai apna raaj

Chhodo kal ka raag puraana
Father ye hai nayaa zamaana
Dekho dekho
Naach dekho
Dekho dekho
Naach dekho
Dekho dekho
Naach dekho
Dekho dekho
Naach dekho

Arre muniya
chup kar ja
Munne
chup kar ja
Arrey
Arrey
Achchha achchha
Gaa lo
Pet bhar ke gaa lo
Main jaata hoon
Jaata hoon
Jaata hoon

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Devnagri Script lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ आ आ

बिरहा की रैन
सूनी सूनी सेजरिया
बिरहा की रैन
सूनी सूनी सेजरिया
बिरहा की रैन

रामा गज़ब ढाए
मोरी बाली उमरिया आ आ
बिरहा की रैन
सूनी सूनी सेजरिया आ आ
बिरहा की रैन

प् म ग म पा पा पा
प् म ग म पा पा पा
आ आ आ आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ

बिरहा की रैन
बिरहा की रैन
बिरहा की रैन

ओ माय गॉड
ग्रैंडफादर
तुम गाता है के रोता है
इधर को हेड़ेक होता है
सिस्टर, कम ऑन
वन टू थ्री फोर

पा पा
दु दादा दु
दादा
दु दादा दु
पा पा
दु दादा दु
दादा
दु दादा दु
ल ल ल ल ल ला
ल ल ल ल ल ला
ल ल ल ल ल ला
ल ल ल ल ल ला

तुम है सीधा सादा
तुम क्या जानो न्यू ऐज की भाषा आ

तुम है सीधा सादा
तुम क्या जानो न्यू ऐज की भाषा आ
आज कल के
गोरा गोरी
गोरा गोरी
चोरी चोरी
क्यूँ गाते है गाना आ
ला ला आ
ला ला आ
ला ला
ल ल ल ला आ
ल ल ल ला आ

अरे मुनिया
अरे मुन्ना
चुप करो रे
चुप करो
चुप

शर्म तुम को न आताई
हंगामा क्यों मचाताई
दिला कैको जलाताई
बुज़ुर्गा को सताताई
शर्म तुम को न आताई
हंगामा क्यों मचाताई
दिला कैको जलाताई
बुज़ुर्गा को सताताई

नको बुरी बाता
नको बुरी बाता
नको बुरी बाता नको ओ

गाओ न बाबा
फिर से गाओ न
गाओ न

ओ सिस्टर
ये ग्रैंडफादर तोड़ता है म्यूजिक का टांग
हम लोग गायेगा ब्यूटीफुल सॉंग

तुम पर अब आज
आज है अपना राज
तुम पर अब आज
आज है अपना राज

छोडो कल का राग पुराना
फादर ये है नया ज़माना
देखो देखो
नाच देखो
देखो देखो
नाच देखो
देखो देखो
नाच देखो
देखो देखो
नाच देखो

अरे मुनिया
चुप कर जा
मुन्ने
चुप कर जा
अरे
अरे
अच्छा अच्छा
गा लो
पेट भर के गा लो
मैं जाता हूँ
जाता हूँ
जाता हूँ

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This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day : 3711 Post No. : 14638

Today’s song is from a film Manorama-1944. HFGK does not mention singers’ names, but the voices are that of Chitalkar and Hamida Banu with chorus. The film Lyricist was Anjum Pilibhiti and the MD was C Ramchandra.

Last week we had discussed a New pair of names fitting under ” The Same Name Confusion” series, which came first time, only on this Blog. The names were similar sounding Ramola and Romilla. Our Sadanand ji had also added some new information about Romilla, in his comments. This is how informations get updated. Thank you, Sadanand ji.

Today we have yet another New pair-again first time on this Blog- which are not similar sounding names, but have exactly the same spellings. The name is Naseem, who was a part of the film’s cast along with Leela Chitnis, Ishwarlal, N M Charlie, Kantilal, Mubarak, Alaknanda and others.

NASEEM is the name which caused confusion in the 40s, because two actresses with the same name were working in the films at the same time. Generally, the younger one was mentioned as (Junior), but in some films she is just mentioned as Naseem. These are the films which are coolly added to the Senior Naseem’s Filmography, because she was more famous. This is exactly what happens in such cases of SNC. One has to take extra efforts to credit the right films to the right artiste. Most of the times, this is a very tedious job and may take months to get the right answer which can be defended with corroborative evidence. All these old artistes are no more and not every artiste’s information is available. particularly those artists who created confusion and either left the films or the country or the world, are the toughest cases as no information is available on them in India and Pak sites do not give full information on pre-independence films or artists.

Interestingly, the problem of Same Name Confusion is non existent in Hollywood. Not because there are no such names, but because they are very alert and take preventive measures. No one can act in films or on TV, unless he is registered with the ‘ Screen Actors Guild ‘ (estd 1933). They have a strict rule that no two actors will have same names. If a New actor comes with a same name that is already existing on the rolls, he is required to change his name before registration, or add a prefix or a suffix. That is why this problem is not there in Hollywood, in spite of more than 130,000 active members.

Though in India, no such system operates, this problem has almost become extinct in recent times, because of a variety of names ( unlike the western world) available now. Now, let us see more about these two Naseems. First, the senior one.

Born on 2-9-1920,at Delhi -ROSHAN ARA aka Naseem Bano was the daughter of a famous classical singer Shamshad Begum. She too was very good looking . She was called ” Chhamiya” due to her adakari while singing. Naseem was so beautiful that even is school days her beauty was discussed by people. When sh was in school,once she came to Bombay and happened to see the shooting of ” Silver King-35″. She was so impressed with it that she decided to become an actress.

When Sohrab modi proposed to cast her as a Heroin in his “Hamlet”,her family flatly refused but gave in after Naseem sat on a Hunger Strike !. For her second film,’ Khan Bahadur’ she was advertised as a ‘ Beauty Queen’. (Later her daughter Saira bano also got this title). After some films like Divorce,Meetha Zahar and Vasanti,the most important film of her life and also for Minerva Movietone, PUKAR-39 was launched. In this film she enacted the role of Empress Noorjahan,opposite equally handsome actor Chandramohan as Jehangir. She looked cute and beautiful as Queen in the get up. She became an All India star overnight and got the Title ” Pari-Chehra ” from the critics. Her song ‘ Zindagi ka saaz” became so famous that thousands of records were sold in no time.

She married producer Director Mohammed Ehsaan, in 1942. They started their own company- Tajmahal Films and produced Ujala, Begum, Mulaqat and Ajeeb Ladki. The couple had two children- Sultan Ahmed and Saira Banu. After 1947,she stopped singing and did only acting.

Naseem acted in limited films,like Hamlet, Divorce, khan bahadur, Vasanti, Meetha Zahar, Pukar, Ujala, Chal chal re Naujawan, Chandni Raat, Main Haari, begum, Mulakat, Sheesh mahal, Anokhi Ada, Baghi, Shabistan, Sindbad the Sailor, Betaab, Ajeeb Ladki, and Nausherwan E Adil. She did only 20 films. She sang 42 songs in 14 films.

When her mother Shamshad Begum “Chhamiya” died in 1983,many newspapers,magazines and Internet sites published erroneous news that the famous singer Shamshad Begum had died.

In 1953, her husband deserted her and went to Pakistan with the negatives of her films. He made money and Naseem became famous and Popular in Pakistan, without going there. She took her children and went to England for few years, but came back to India to make her daughter an actress.

Naseem Bano died on 20-6-2002.

Naseem bano was never a singer, but she sincerely tried to improve her singing. Her voice was thin and there was a tremor in it,so it sounded sweet( just like Talat).

Naseem Jr. or Miss Naseem Jr. was younger sister of actress Shameem. She was born in Lahore on 8-2-1930. Her father had a shop and he was a General merchant. She was educated in Islamia Girls school, Bombay where she was staying with her actress sister Shameem. After Matriculation, she too wanted to become an actress. While in school she did many dramas. At the age of 13, she did an uncredited small role in film Salma-43.

Her first major film was Jwar Bhata-44- also the first film of Dilip kumar and Mrudula. Her second film was Manorama-44. She acted in few more films Sanyasi-45, Zeenat-45, Door Chalen-46, Amar Raj-46, Jeewan Sapna-46 and Mera Geet-46.

She had a hot temperament and could not get along with co stars and the Directors. Soon the offers diminished. She got married and returned to her hometown-Lahore along with her husband. She did only few films, but it was enough to cause confusion. Her films Jeewan Swapna-46 and Door chalen-46 are generally credited to Naseem Sr.’s filmography.

You will find one more name in the cast-Alaknanda. In Hindi films, there were many sister-pairs who worked as actresses, but in the history of Hindinfilms-both Silent as well as Talkie- there have been only 3 sets of 3 sisters who worked as actresses in the same periods. The first set was of Zubeida, Sultana and Shehzadi in the early 30s. Then in the 40s came the second set of Alaknanda, Tara and Sitara Devi. In the 50s, the last Trio of Padmini, Ragini and Lalitha worked in same period. After this, to my knowledge, no such Trio of actresses came on the screen. If you count step-sister also, then Mehtab was the step sister of Zubeida, Sultana and Shehzadi trio. This made the only Quartet of Sister Actresses in Hindi Film History ever ! Even their mother Fatima acted, directed and Produced films, to boot !! Only their father did not join films !!!

Alaknanda was born in or around 1910 in a Banares situated Mishra family. her clan had a tradition of singing in temples for the last 5 centuries. The family had close relations with Nepal and its Royal family. Her Grandfather was a court singer. Her grandmother and mother were from Nepal, so Alaknanda called herself as ‘ half Nepalese ‘.

When her father wanted to train her and her younger sister Tara, in Dancing and music, there was opposition from their society. Therefore the family moved to another corner of Banares and he started a Music school and trained children of Royal families from Bengal. In one of their visits to Calcutta, Sitara Devi was born in Calcutta. Alaknanda’s first Talkie film was Suryakumari-33. She worked in 38 films till late 40s. She had sung 15 songs in 7 films. She got Cancer and died sometime in or around 1947. Not much information is available about her or her sister Tara/Tara Devi/Tarabai. Vithal Pandya, in his book mentions that in her last days, Tara stayed in Bombay slums and worked as extra in films in her old age.( Famous dancer Gopi krishna was her son) Sitara Devi, on the contrary,lived a famous,rich and majestic life, with several marriages. That’s life, anyway.

The Hero of the film was Ishwarlal, who was a fixture in Ranjit for 13 years. ISHWARLAL was born on 9-10-1911 at Ghanghaniya,Kathewar,Gujrat, as Ishwarlal Hariprasad Doshi.

He belonged to a Jain family. His father was in Police department at Kathiawar Agency. His father died when Ishwarlal was just 3 year old and mother raised him.

After Matriculation, he completed Teaching Diploma at the age of 16, but did not a job as he was underage.He came to Bombay, where his brother had some business, in 1927 to act in films. Ishwarlal was very handsome.

He got a job in Ranjit Studios. He started with silent films at a salary of Rs. 35 pm.His first Talkie film was Bhutiya Mahal-1932.Then came Char Chakram-32.He started acting and singing in films.Initially he sang only duets.Meanwhile,with Jwalamukhi-36,he became Hero.He sang many songs in Ranjit films,but the records are not available.Those days,not all songs of the film were recorded for commercial purpose.

In Billi-38,he sang a duet with Sunita devi and also in Aaj ka Hindustan.In Ummeed-41,he had a duet with Nurjahan.In Pyaas-41,he sang with S.Pradhan.

He got to sing a solo song for the first time in 1942 in Fariyaad. In Jabaan, under C.Ramchandra,he sang 7 songs.

Some of his films were-
Diwali, Dheeraj, Chandni, Bhola shikar, Nadira, Sitamgar, Veer babruwahan, Barrister’s wife, College kanya, Desh dasi, Keemti aansoo, Dil ka daku, Jwalamukhi, Sajni, Dil farosh, Adhuri kahani, Thokar, Holi, Pyar, Bansari Lalkar, Chirag, Us paar etc.

He worked in Ranjit for 13 years. Then he worked with Prafull pictures, Sun art, Wadia, Hind pictures and Atre Pictures also.

In 1945,he was the hero of Noorjehan in Badi Maa,but he had no songs, in fact his last songs were in Us Paar-1944. His singing stopped completely when Rafi gave him playback in film Sharbati Aankhen-45.

Then he did character roles in Subhadra,Mahasati tulsi vrinda,Sanskar,Naulakha haar,Khuda ka banda etc.

He acted in 86 films. He also directed 11 films. He sang36 songs in 14 films. His last film released was was kahani kismet ki-73
He was married in 1931 to a loyal wife kamalabai. They had no issues. Due to excessive smoking he contracted lung diseases and died on 22-1-1969 in Bombay.

With today’s song, film Manorama-44 makes its Debut on this Blog.

(Credits- Vithal Pandya’s books, Film Directory, Beetehuedin blog, Harish Raghuwanshi ji, HFGK and my notes )


Song-Taaron ki chhainyyaan mein jamuna kinaare(Manorama)(1944) Singers-C Ramchandra, Hamida Bano, Unknown male voice, Lyrics-Anjum Pilibhiti, MD-C Ramchandra
Chorus
C Ramchandra + Chorus

Lyrics

Taaron ki chhainyyaan mein jamuna kinaare
Taaron ki chhainyyaan mein jamuna kinaare
gaawe khushi ke geet gin gin
gaawe khushi ke geet
ho
jiyo raam jiyo
dhobi ke laal jiyo
ho jiyo raam jiyo
dhobi ke laal jiyo

ho ho ho ho

ho o o
dhobiyaa ko chahai
haan
dui dui mehariya
haan
dhobiyaa ko chaihai
dui dui mehariya
ek ghar aur ek ghaat
ek se mangaawen chiilam tambaaku
ek se mangaawen chilam tambaaku
ek se karihen preet
hilmil
gaawen khusi ke geet
ho
ho jiyo raam jiyo
dhobi ke laal jiyo
ho
jiyo raam jiyo
dhobi ke laal jiyo

ho ho ho ho

zulfon mein daal phoolinwa dhobiyaa
moonchhon pe daike taav
zulfon mein daal phoolinwa dhobiyaa
moonchhon pe daike taav
bainyya pakad mohe chhatiyaa lagaike
bainyya pakad mohe chhatiyaa lagaike
jobna liyo hai jeet
hamra jobna liyo hai jeet

ho jiyo jiyo raam jiyo
dhobi ke laal jiyo
ho jiyo raam jiyo
dhobi ke laal jiyo

ho ho ho ho

taas mein jeete nahile ko dahila
dahile ko jeete ghulaam
haan
taas mein jeete nahile ko dahila
dahile ko jeete ghulaam
hamri ?? bitiya re tori
hamri ?? bitiya re tori
?? ne li hai jeet
haay raam
?? ne li hai jeet
ho

jiyo
ho jiyo raam jiyo
dhobi ke laal jiyo
ho jiyo raam jiyo
dhobi ke laal jiyo

ho ho ho ho

na main maangoon kotha atariya
na kuchh maangoon aur
na main maangoon kotha atariya
na kuchh maangoon aur
godi mein dhobiya ke hamre gosainyya
godi mein dhobiya ke hamre gosainyya
jaaye umariya beet
hamri jaaye umariya beet

ho
jiyo jiyo raam jiyo
dhobi ke laal jiyo
ho jiyo raam jiyo
dhobi ke laal jiyo

ho ho ho ho


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Blog Day : 3696 Post No. : 14613

Today’s song is from film Shakuntala-43. It was the first film made by V.Shantaram, in his newly established own studio Rajkamal Kalamandir Ltd. This name was made by combining the first few letters of his parents- RAJaram and KAMALabai Vankudre. The studio was set up in 1942 and the first film was made almost immediately with Shantaram’s second wife, Jayashree as the Heroine opposite Chandramohan- the (actually) Blue Eyed boy of Shantaram.

The year 1942 was an eventful and Milestone year for Hindi film industry.

It was in 1942 that a splinter group from Bombay Talkies, led by S Mukherjee, separated and established their own Filmistan Studio.
Abdul Rasheed Kardar started his own Kardar Studios, after working for many famous film makers of Bombay and Calcutta.
Leaving Prabhat Films, with select associates like brother V.Awadhoot (cinematographer), Vasant Desai and few others, Shantaram started his own studio-Rajkamal Kalamandir.

Mehboob Khan left National studios( earlier Sagar movietone) and established his own Mehboob Studios, with the famous Sicle and Hammer on its Logo.

Homi Wadia left Wadia Movietone ,along with fearless Nadia, and started his own Basant pictures.

Begum Akhtar made her rare appearance in film Roti-42.

Muqabala-42 was the ffirst film with many Trick scenes and double role of Fearless Nadia,speaking shudh Hindi in one character and donning Saree with bangles, kumkum etc.

Bharat Milap was the first film in which Prem Adib and Shobhana Samarth played the roles of Ram and Seeta. Later they created history with film Ramrajya-43 in the same roles.

Madhubala debuted as Baby Mumtaz in Basant-42.

This splurge of activities in 1942 and its roll over effect flooded the next year 1943 with ” ek se badhkar ek ” films from the new establishments, competing with the established ones. Films like Aabroo from Hind Pictures of Nazeer Ahmed, Adab Arz by Amar pictures of Virendra Desai (ex Sagar), Kanan Devi’s Hospital, Hamari Baat and Kismat from Bombay Talkies, Kanoon and Namaste by Kardar, Hunterwali ki beti and Mouj from Basant pictures, Andhera, Bansari, Gauri and Nurse from Ranjit, First film Najma by Mehboob studios, Panghat and Ramrajya by Prakash, Poonji from Pancholi of Lahore,Prithvi wallabh by Minerva and the biggest grosser Shakuntala from Rajkamal made the year 1943 a memorable year indeed. In addition other films from Circo, Mohan, Murali and many other production houses too joined in.
Out of all this, Shakuntala ran for 104 weeks and it was the First film shown in USA also. The success reassured Shantaram about his decision to go alone. He started with new vigour.

film Shakuntala had a cast of Jayashree ( Shantaram’s second wife), Chandramohan,Kumar Ganesh, Ratan Piya, Nana Palshikar, Shantarin etc etc. The songs were written by Dewan Sharar and Ratan Piya. The music was given by Vasant Desai. This was his first film with Shantaram. He went on to give music to several films from Rajkamal, like Parbat pe apna dera-44, Dr. Kotnis ki amar kahani-46, Matwala Shayar Ram Joshi-47 ( Amar Bhoopali-50, Marathi), Dahej-50, Surang-53, J.J.Payal Baje-55, Do ankhe bara haath-57 and Ladki Sahyadri ki-66.

Sharar had adapted the story from the original ” अभिज्ञान शाकुंतल by Mahakavi Kalidas ” written in the 3rd century. He wrote the story, dialogues and Lyrics also. This was Sharar’s first film with Shantaram . Their association continued for some more films like, Parbat pe apna dera-44, Dr. Kotnis ki amar kahani-46, Apna Desh-49, Teen batti char Raasta-53 and J.J. Payal baje-55.

Dewan Sharar also acted in 8 films and wrote 62 songs in 12 films.

Hindi film industry has seen uneducated, educated and talented artistes in various fields like acting, direction,production, cinematography, story and dialogue writing, Lyricists,composers etc etc. It has also seen successful artistes leaving films and shining somewhere else on their merits like, Shashi kapoor-sr, S D Batish, Lyricist Moti,B.A. etc etc. However , there is only one example where the artiste had an extraordinary success in totally unrelated fields, was a distinguished author and an acknowledged scholar BEFORE joining the film industry . He is Dewan Sharar. Not much has been written about him so far. Here is something about him.

Dewan was not his first name. It was a Title used as a prefix. He came from a family which had served as Dewans in many states traditionally in few generations. His name was Atmanand Sharar. He was born (1899-1969) in Multan in erstwhile Punjab. From 1929 to 1942, he travelled in many countries. He is credited with editing the Magazine, ” Shabistan “, the first Urdu cinema paper in India. He worked as a Publicist for the League of Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. He edited a leading weekly ” Great Britain and the East ” for 3 years He regularly contributed to British and American press. He was the first Indian whose 4 plays were broadcast over BBC. From 1937 to 1940, he was in charge of the cataloguing of Urdu books and Manuscripts in India House at London. He published many books like’ Indian Folklore’, ‘ In the garden of Peacocks’, ‘ East meets West’ and ‘ Gong of Shiva’. The last one was translated in many languages of Europe. Hindi film ‘ Ishara’-43 was based on this novel. He also wrote the story of Himanshu Roy’s film ” Karma”-33- first English film by an Indian. The film credits start with his name First.

This is what South Asian Cinema Faculty of U.K.said about him, “Film and stage actor, writer of English novels, short stories, stage and radio plays, “Eastern Adviser” to British-Gaumont films in London and Urdu poet. He also contributed prominently to Indian cinema as a producer, character actor and a story and dialogue writer. Born in Multan, Dewan Atmanand Sharar (1899-1969) came from a family that had served as Dewans or Ministers in Indian princely states. After graduating from Punjab’s prestigious Government College, Lahore, he established an impressive repertory company in 1919 and presented several Hindustani plays and mushairas in various urban centres. In 1929, he set up a film-producing and distribution company and began to edit Shabistan,reputedly the first Urdu cinema paper in India.
In 1933, Dewan Sharar moved to London for the completion and launch of Himansu Rai’s Indo-British film, Karma (1933) ofwhich he was the storywriter. It was completed in England by Indian & British Film Productions with J.L. Freer Hunt as the director and Thorold Dickinson as editor. Sharar also produced and acted in Nagin ki Rani, the Hindustani version of Karma. While in London, many of his English short stories on Indian life appeared in mainstream newspapers in the UK and overseas. A major London publishing firm, George G. Harrap & Co., published two of his English works: The Gong of Shiva(1935) and Hindu Fairy Tales(1936). His short stories were also published as part of an anthology which included contributions from other famous contemporary writers. He also contributed a number of English radio plays for the BBC.

After returning to India in 1939 just before World War II, he worked for All India Radio Bombay and Delhi. He then joined filmmaker, V. Shantaram and adapted Kalidasa’s Sanskrit classic, Shakuntala for the silver screen in Hindustani. The film was a runaway success and the Sharar-Shantaram combine lasted over a decade winning laurels for both Sharar and Shantaram’s banner, Rajkamal.

In 1943, Ishaara (1943), a film based on Sharar’s English novel The Gong of Shiva catapulted actor Prithviraj Kapoor to stardom. Besides becoming an important pillar of popular Indian cinema, he also started Dewan Sharar Publications in 1963. His descendants include famous Bombay-based Indian film actor Akash Khurana and Nagpur-based businessman turned playwright and theatre actor Vikash Khurana. ”

The other Lyricist of film Shankuntala-43 was a poet with a very romantic name-Ratan Piya. He was born on 5-3-1904 at Lucknow. His father Pt. Madan Mohan was secretary to Motilal Nehru. His father was a theatre lover and so started his own Theatre company at Allahabad. Ratan, after his matriculation started working in it. He was trained to write songs for its dramas. Their company was patronised by the Viceroy, who paid Rs. 20 p.m. as his Patronage !

Ratan debuted as a Lyricist in film Pakke Badmash-1939. For this film, he even wrote an English song. His films were Zaban-43, Mali-44, Umang-44 Nai Baat-47 and Batohi-48. For sustenance, he even acted in few films like, Shakuntala-43, Umang-44, Meena-44, Mahakavi Kalidas-44, Panna Dai-45, Khush Raho-49, Janam Patrika-49 and Begunah-49. After this ratan Piya returned to Allahabad to look after their Theatre when his father died.

Today’s song is sung by Vasant Desai himself. He gave music to 46 films. He acted in 4 films. He sang 13 songs in 9 films. He was often called for giving Background music to films. He gave Background music to 99 films.

( credits- http://www.sacf.co.uk, stagecrafttheatre.com, film directory-48, HFGK, MuVyz, and my notes )


Song-Chali apne ghar ko Shakuntala (Shakuntala)(1943) Singer-Vasant Desai, Lyrics-Dewan Sharar, MD-Vasant Desai

Lyrics

is bargad ko abmain tumhaare palle daal chali
par bahan
hamen kiske palle daal chali ho

hamen kiske palle mein daalegi
sakhi laadli
tu chali
chali
hamen kyon thhi ye ghadi dekhni
chhuta chhutpane ka jo naata thha
chali
chali aashram se shakuntala
chali aashram se shakuntala

??priya
priyamvada
?? mat
chhodo
shakuntala ko dheeraj do

madan
mere nanhe
ab main tujhse juda ho rahi hoon
ghabra nahin
baba teri paalna karenge

gurubaba
apne pyaaron ko vida karne jal tak hi aana thheek hota hai
ab ye jheel ka kinaara aa gaya
hamen aagya de kar
aap aashram ko laut jaayiye

kya
aap sab yahin se laut jaayenge

main tum sabko phir kab dekhoongi

baba se kab miloongi
baba
tapasya seap waise hi duble ho rahe hain
mere jaane se aur dukhi na hona
baba
mere baba

jo hansaati thhi
usey do diye
jise paaya thha
usey kho diye
gale mil ke rona judaai ka
pita putri ki hai yahi vidha
chali

beti
samay ho gaya

chali apne ghar ko shakuntala
ye safar tera path yatra
tujhe chhaaon achchi ghani miley
miley tujh ko chaman khile khile
tujhe peene ko miley ganga jal
path yatra teri ho sufal
chali


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Blog Day : 3686 Post No. : 14592

“Shaarda”(1957) was produced and directed by L V Prasad for Prasad Productions. It was a Hindi remake of Tamil original original Tamil film ‘Edhir Paradhathu’ (1955). The movie had Meena Kumari, Raj Kapoor, Raj Mehra, Shyama, Gope, Manorama, Om Prakash, Agha etc.in it.

The movie had nine songs in it. Seven songs from the movie have been covered so far.

Here is the eighth song from “Shaarda”(1957) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by C Ramchandra and Asha Bhonsle. Rajinder Krishan is the lyricist. Music is composed by C Ramchandra.

Like most C Ramchandra duets, this song is picturised as a romantic comic side plot song. The song is picturised on Agha and a lady whom I am unable to identify. I request our knowledgeable readers to help identify her.


Song-Achcha hai mauqa kisne hai roka (Shaarda)(1957) Singers-C Ramchandra, Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-C Ramchandra
Both

Lyrics

achha hai mauqa
kisne hai roka
ho jaaye pyaar zara zara
dekho ji dekho
dena na dhokha
hai aitbaar zara zara

achcha hai mauqa
kisne hai roka
ho jaaye pyaar zara zara
dekho ji dekho
dena na dhokha
hai aitbaar zara zara

dil ka ye bangla
rakha hai khaali
kab se tumhaare liye ae
hum jaante hain
karte ho kya kya
tum bhi hamaare liye ae

dil ka ye bangla
rakha hai khaali
kab se tumhaare liye ae
hum jaante hain
karte ho kya kya
tum bhi hamaare liye

pyaar hai jaaga
jab se hai laaga
nainon ka paad(?) zara zara
dekho ji dekho
dena na dhokha
hai aitbaar zara zara

duniya hai dariya
tum ek lehar ho
main hoon tumhaara kinaara
humne bhi tumko samjha hua hai
jaan se dil se hamaara

jitna tumhe hai
utna humen hai
dil ka bukhaar zara zara
dekho ji dekho
dena na dhokha
hai aitbaar zara zara

pyaar ki baaten
dekho ji ??

kal hi register kar doonga shaadi
duniya jale to jale
??
kal hi register kar doonga shaadi
duniya jale to jale
hai aitbaar zara zara
dekho ji dekho
dena na dhokha
hai aitbaar zara zara
achcha hai mauqa
kisne hai roka
ho jaaye pyaar zara zara
dekho ji dekho
dena na dhokha
hai aitbaar zara zara


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Blog Day : 3667 Post No. : 14540

“Ban Phool”(1945) was directed by Dhiren Lahiri for P R productions, Calcutta. The movie had Kanan Devi, Krishnkant, Debi Mukherji, Ahin Chaudhary, Roy Mohan, Shyam Laha, Dev Bala, Bijli, Hiralal etc in it.

This movie had nine songs in it. Two of these songs have een covered in the past.

Here is the third song from “Ban Phool”(1945) to appear in the blog.

HFGK mentions this song as sung by Kanan Devi and chorus. But listening to this song, it becomes clear that the song is a duet sung by a male voice and Kanan Devi, with the male voice in fact singing bulk of the song. Uploader of the song mentions this sopng as sung by Dhirendra Chandra Mittar and Kanan Devi, where the male voice is the same as the music director. I have gone with that name for the male voice. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this song as well as on the identity of the male voice.

Pt Madhur is the lyricist. Music is composed by Dhiren Mittar himself.

I have not been able to note down the lyrics to my entire satisfaction and there are words that I feel need correction. I request our readers with keener ears to suggest corrections in the lyrics wherever applicable.


Song-Ye dil hai tumhen pukaare (Banphool)(1945) Singers-Dhirendra Chandra Mittar, Kanan Devi, Lyrics-Pt Madhur, MD-Dhirendra Chandra Mittar
Both

Lyrics

Ye dil hai tumhen aen aen aen aen pukaare
Ye dil hai tumhen pukaare
Ye dil hai tumhen pukaare
jis din tumse milna hoga
haan chamkenge andhiyaare
chamkenge andhiyaare
chamkenge andhiyaare
chamkenge andhiyaare

aandhi aur toofaan mein
shaayad ham tum honge saath
phoolon ki sundar duniya mein
ham tum karenge baat
phoolon ki sundar duniya mein
ham tum karenge baat
ham tum karenge baat

tumko roz bulaane jaate
tumko roz
tumko roz bulaane jaate ae ae
aashaaon ke taare
aashaaon ke taare
aashaaon ke taare
aashaaon ke taare
Ye dil hai tumhen pukaare
Ye dil hai tumhen pukaare

yahaan nahin to
wahaan milenge
milna hamen zaroor
milna hamen zaroor
nahar kinaare khojoon main ke
paar ho ya door
nahar kinaare khojoon main ke
paas ho ya door
paas ho ya door
jeet hamaari aakhir hogi
jeet hamaari aakhir hogi
chaahe duniya haare
chaahe duniya haare

Ye dil hai tumhen pukaare
Ye dil hai tumhen pukaare


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Blog Day : 3666 Post No. : 14538

“Bahaadur”(1944) was directed by Bhagwan for Jagriti Pictures, Bombay. This stunt movie had Baburao Pahalwan, Bhagwan, Samson, Bhagwandas, Dharpure, Yashwant, Shanta Patel, Bibi, Surekha, Nirasha etc in it.

The movie had eight songs in it.

Here is the first from “Bahaadur”(1944) to appear in the blog. HFGK is silent about the singers of this movie. The uploader (our own Mr Sadanand Kamath) identifies the singers as Hamida Bano and C Ramchandra.

Ehsan Rizvi is the lyricist. Music is composed by C Ramchandra.

Only the audio of the song is available. Assuming that Bhhagwan and Shanta Patel were the lead pair in the movie, it would appear that the song was picturised on them. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the movie as well as on the picturisation of this song.

With this rare song, “Bahaadur”(1944) makes its debut in the blog.


Song-Aao more pyaare saanwariya(Bahaadur)(1944) Singers-Hamida Bano, C Ramchandra, Lyrics-Ehsan Rizvi, MD-C Ramchandra
Both

Lyrics

Aao more pyaare saanwariya
aao more pyaare saanwariya
man ki
man ki sooni nagariya
man ki
man ki sooni nagariya aa aa aa
pihu pihu bole papeeha
pihu pihu bole papeeha
chhaayi hai
chhaayi hai kaali badariya
chhaayi hai
chhaayi hai kaari badariya aa aa
aao more pyaare saanwariya

aayi mere man ko sajan yaad tihaari
aayi mere man ko sajan yaad tihaari
laagi mere man mein ye aankhon ki kataari
laagi mere man mein ye aankhon ki kataari

bane kyun un un
bane kyun prem pujaari
bane kyun un un
bane kyun prem pujaari
baanki hai tori najariya
un hoon
tori najariya
aao more pyaare saanwariya

maine wahaan tumko nazar kah ke pukaara
maine wahaan tumko nazar kah ke pukaara
kiski nigaahon ne kiya phir ye ishaara
kiski nigaahon ne kiya phir ye ishaara

maine aen aen
maine papeeha ko pukaara
maine
maine papeeha ko pukaara aa aa aa
aaya main teri atariya aa aa aa
aaya main teri atariya

man ki
man ki sooni nagariya
man ki
man ki sooni nagariya aa aa aa
aao more pyaare saanwariya


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Blog Day : 3663 Post No. : 14532

“Naghma e Sahra”(1945) aka Song of desert was directed by Bhagwan for Jagriti Pictures, Bombay. This Constume drama movie had Master Vitthal, Khursheed Junior, Bhagwan, amarnath, Bhagwandas, Kavita devi, Shanta Patel, Vasant, Nawaz etc in it.

The movie had seven songs in it. One song has been covered in the past.

Here is the second song from “Naghma e Sahra”(1945) to appear in the blog. HFGK is silent about the lyricist. The uploader (our own Mr Sadanand Kamath) identifies the singers as Hamida Bano and C Ramchandra, and I agree with this identification.

Ehsan Rizvi is the lyricist. Music is composed by C Ramchandra.

Only the audio of the song is available. assuming that Bhhagwan and Shanta Patel were the lead pair in the movie, it would appear that the song was picturised on them. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the movie as well as on the picturisation of this song.


Song-Kisi ki yaad kisi ko aayi (Naghma e Sahra)(1945) Singers-Hamida Bano, C Ramchandra, Lyrics-Ehsan Rizvi, MD-C Ramchandra
Both

Lyrics

kisi ki yaad kisi ko aayi
kisi ki yaad kisi ko aayi

mujhko to maaloom nahin
ye ulfat ke afsaane
yaad kisi ki chhalkaaye kyun
aankhon ke paimaane
ye kaisi baat sunaayi ee ee
ye kaisi baat sunaayi ee ee
kisi ki yaad kisi ko aayi
kisi ki yaad kisi ko aayi

kyun dil ka raaj chhupati ho
hmm hmm hmm
jab dil ka chor pakadta hai
duniya to ab jaan gayi
jo do dil ka afsaana hai
teri yaad yahaan tak laayi ee ee
teri yaad yahaan tak laayi ee ee
kisi ki yaad kisi ko aayi
kisi ki yaad kisi ko aayi

jo munh se baat nikalti hai ae ae
wo afsaana ban jaati hai ae
mast nazar chup rah kar bhi ee
apna bhed bataati hai

hai ulfat mein ruswaayi ee ee
hmm hmm
hai ulfat mein ruswaayi ee ee
kisi ki yaad kisi ko aayi
kisi ki yaad kisi ko aayi


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 : 3630 Post No. : 14456

Today’s song is from film ‘Kunwara Baap’ (1942).

Hindi film industry is a funny place. Great stories of the world fail when made into films and some ‘made to order’ stories become so successful films that the subsequent film makers copy the films, with slight alterations. Sometimes identical titles have nothing in common and sometimes remakes are made with different titles – not matching the original one in any way.

There was a film ‘Kunwaara Baap’ in 1974 also, made by the comedian Mehmood. There was absolutely no similarity in the story of these films. Mehmood’s film was essentially based on Polio Protection, while the 1942 film was a total comedy. In this case only the title is same, everything else is different. There is interesting information on ‘Kunwara Baap’ of 1942.

‘Bachelor Mother’ (1939) was a popular Hollywood film directed by Garson Kanim, with Ginger Rogers and David Niven in the lead. It was a story of a single girl, who finds an abandoned child and raises it. She is stamped as unwed mother and many hilarious situations are created with her lover.

This film was copied by Kishore Sahu, who produced and directed it under the banner of Acharya Art Prodns. He was the hero and the heroine was Pratima Dasgupta. The film was ‘Kunwara Baap’ (1942). The theme was reversed here and the rich bachelor boy finds a child left in his car. Not finding its parents he decides to keep the child, which causes misunderstandings with his lady friend etc.

The noted Hindi novelist Amritlal Nagar (famous for his novels – ‘Boond aur Sagar’ and ‘Shatranj ke Mohre’ etc.) wrote the dialogues and lyrics of this film. He also acted in the film. Nagar had earlier written for films ‘Sangam’ (1941) and ‘Kisi Se Na Kehna’ (1942). Later he also wrote for ‘Raja’ (1943).

This film became very popular. Later on many films in many languages were made on this theme. Even Hollywood made a remake called ‘Bundle of Joy’ in 1956 with Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Murphy in the lead.

In Madras the AVM supremo saw these two films and decided to make a Tamil film ‘Vazhkai’, on this story. He got his cast ready except the heroine. He wanted a fresh face, preferably a debutante. Anyway, a young Telugu actress Pandhari Bai was selected, but it was found that she could not speak Tamil fluently.  MV Raman, AVM’s Director suggested a name of a young dancer Vijayantimala, who was the daughter of actress Vasundhara Devi and MD Ramaswami. She was called and a contract for 3 years was signed .

When ‘Vazhkai’ was being made, AVM supremo saw the Hindi film ‘Khidki’ (1942) with C Ramchandra’s music. This he liked so much that as many as 3 songs from ‘Khidki’ were copied and used in ‘Vazhkai’ by the MD – Sudarshanam. ‘Vazhkai’ was released in 1949 and it was a super duper hit. AVM made a Telugu remake – Jeevitham (1950). This too was a hit.  Then AVM decided it was time to invade the Hindi films and a film called ‘Bahaar’ was made in 1951 with Vijayantimala and Karan Dewan. Karan Dewan was considered a lucky star in those days. This film also became a hit. ‘Bahar’ also had a  similar story as ‘Kunwara Baap’.

The cast of this film was Kishore Sahu, Pratima Dasgupta, Anjali Devi, Master Dhulia, Moni Chatterjee, Nana Palshikar etc. The film was made by Acharya Art Productions, owned by NR Acharya (ex Bombay Talkies). The film was directed by Kishore Sahu. The music was composed by Ramchandra Pal, for the lyrics by Amritlal Nagar, Balam, Satyakam and Sharma. However, in HFGK, none of the songs of the film are specifically credited to any one lyricist.

The story, dialogues, screenplay and some lyrics were by Amritlal Nagar (17-8-1916 to 23-2-1990). He was an extraordinary person. He handled almost every department of literature – except perhaps poetry and autobiography. Short stories, novels, dramas, travelogues etc. were written by him. During 1940 to 1947 he was associated with the film industry. He wrote stories, screenplays, dialogues of as many as 20 films in Bombay, Kolhapur and Madras. He dubbed MS Subbulaxmi’s Tamil film ‘Meerabai’ (1947) into Hindi. He also worked to translate Russian films like ‘Zoya’ and ‘Bukhara’ into Hindi. He won innumerable awards, including Padma Bhushan and Sahitya Academy award. He was one of the very rare Hindi literature stalwarts to work in film industry for such a sustained period.

Music Director Ramchandra Pal, born in 1909 was actually a medical Doctor, who entered this profession in various capacities. As an actor he did 3 films – ‘Manmohan’ (1936), ‘Deccan Queen’ (1936) and ‘Aazad’ (1940). He produced and directed a film ‘Raj Nandini’ (1962), made under his own banner – Pal Films. However, this film was never released.

He started his music career with  Tamil films, ‘Bilwamangal’ (1932) and ‘Sarangdhara’ (1935). He shifted to Calcutta and gave music to Bangla films, ‘Rajani’ (1936) and ‘Indira’ (1936). His first Hindi film was ‘Prem Sagar’ (1939), a film made in south by a Bombay film company. This he confirmed in the interview given to Harmandir ji (LB-69).

He was connected as MD with Bombay Talkies films ‘Kangan’ (1939), ‘Punarmilan’ (1940), ‘Bandhan’ (1940), ‘Aazad’ (1940) and ‘Naya Sansar’ (1941). His last film as MD was ‘Raj Nandini’ of 1962. In all he gave music to 20 films. He also sang 15 songs in 7 films. Incidentally, today’s song was his last song as a singer. After 1942 he left singing and after 62 he left film industry and started his private medical clinic in Shivaji Park, Dadar, Bombay. He practiced till his death.

The name Anjali Devi, which appears in the cast is not of the famous south actress Anjali Devi (8-12-1927 to 13-1-2014), who acted in films like ‘Ek Tha Raja’ (1951) (dubbed film), ‘Shuk Rambha’ (1953), ‘Ladki’ (1953), ‘Devta’ (1956), ‘Suvarn Sundari’ (1957) etc. This Anjali Devi of the 40s was different. As usual, I find that the filmography of south Anjali Devi includes films done by Anjali Devi of the 40s. This is what I call Same Name Confusion.

Miss Anjali Devi’s real name was Durgesh Kumari. She was born at Benaras in 1926 in a respectable Brahmin family. Her education was not much but she was fluent in Hindi, Urdu, English and Sanskrit. At the age of 14 years, she came to Bombay, to fulfil her desire of becoming an actress. She joined Ranjit Films and worked in film ‘Pardesi’ (1940). The film was released in 1941. She was credited as Durgesh in this film. She was called to Bombay Talkies to work in film ‘Punarmilan’ (1940), directed by Najam Naqvi. When a section of artistes, led by S Mukherjee, left Bombay Talkies to start Filmistan in 42, one of the BT directors NR Acharya also left and started his own company Acharya Art Productions. Anjali Devi also left to join Acharya. She acted in 3 films of Acharya, ‘Kunwara Baap’, ‘Uljhan’ (1942) and ‘Aage Kadam’ (1943). She later on acted in ‘Paristan’ (1944), and ‘Parivartan’ (1949). She then got married to NR Acharya and settled as a housewife.

Film’s heroine was the dashing Pratima Dasgupta.  She was an actress, producer and a director. She was born on 5-9-1921 into a wealthy family of Bhavnagar. Though many sources mention name of the place of Bhavnagar, which is in Gujarat, I doubt it very much. There are no mentions or references that she was in anyway connected to Gujarat in her lifetime. I believe she was born in Bhanagar – a town just 31 kms. from Calcutta city. This unknown Bhanagar must have become well known Bhavnagar. Her family was related to Ravindranath Tagore. So, after the initial education in England, she came to Shantiniketan and completed her studies. She was a favourite and a favoured student throughout.

Looking at her acting skills,it was Tagore himself who recommended her to act in the Bangla film ‘Gora’ (1938), based on his own novel. Her role of Latika – daughter of Paresh Babu in the film – who falls in love with Bijoy and marries him – was liked by Tagore. She did one more film ‘Na Honewali Baat’ (1938) in Hindi,followed by the Hindi version of ‘Rukmini’ in 1939. After doing 4 Bangla films, she did the Trilingual film (Bangla, Hindi and English)- ‘Raj Nartaki’ (1941). This was made by Wadia Movietone in Bombay and was directed by Modhu Bose, husband of the heroine Sadhona Bose – the international dancer. During her Bombay visit, she got married to an aspiring actor Madsrurul Haq, son of a rich Zamindar Ehsanul Haq of Jallundhar. Madsrurul Haq’s younger sister, Begum Para was a sizzling actress of the 1940s and 1950s

Her other Hindi films were ‘Kunwaara Baap’ (1942), ‘Raja’ (1943) and ‘Shararat’ (1944), all directed by Kishore Sahu. She also did ‘Namaste’ in 1943. After this she turned to direction and did her first film ‘Chhamiya’ in 1945, with Begum Para and David as a Lead pair. She repeated this team again in ‘Pagle’ (1950) also. However her second film ‘Jharna’ (1948) was banned by Morarji Desai, the then Chief Minister of Bombay Province, on the plea that the film had explicit sexual scenes in it. No wonder, as her sister in law – the sizzling Begum Para, had given some uninhibited scenes in this film. This film was a financial disaster for Pratima and she decided to quit films.

In all, Pratima Dasgupta did 10 Hindi films and 8 Bangla films.

Out of the 9 songs of film Kunwara Baap, I have heard 6 songs. Some of them are quite interesting like “Chai Piyogi Rani” and “O Meri Rani, Meri Rani ”, but I felt we must have at least one song of Ramchandra Pal on our blog. This is the only song listed for the film, for which HFGK mentions the singer’s name . Other songs are without names of singers or lyricists. The song’s tune is not very catchy or lilting but the song has a historical value.

The singer and the film both make a debut on the blog.

 

[Author’s Note: Credits – Khalid Hasan from TFT, Pakistan; Isak Mujawar; A.I. Film directory; HFGK; MuVyz; LB-69; Harish Raghuwanshi ji; Wikipedia; and my notes.]

 


Song – Kaahe Paap Se Paap Chhipaaye (Kunwaara Baap) (1942) Singer – Ramchandra Pal, Lyrics – [Unattributed], Music – Ramchandra Pal

Lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)

kaahe. . .
kaahe. . .

paap se paap chhipaaye
re paapi mann..nn
paap se paap chhipaaye
re paapi mann..nn
paap se paap chhipaaye

bigdi baat banaane ko tu
bigdi baat banaane ko tu
hari se aankh churaaye
bigdi baat banaane ko tu
hari se aankh churaaye
karni karta ?? ?? ??
phir paachhe pachhtaaye
re paapi mann..nn
paap se paap chhipaaye

phool ki ?? hovey phir bhi
phool ki ?? hovey phir bhi
bhog doosra paaye
ye kaisa nayay jagat ka
ye kaisa nayay jagat ka
ye kaisa nayay
re paapi mann..nn
paap se paap chhipaaye
paap se paap chhipaaye

paap se paap chhipaa..aaye. . .

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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काहे॰ ॰ ॰
काहे॰ ॰ ॰

पाप से पाप छिपाए
रे पापी मन
पाप से पाप छिपाए
रे पापी मन
पाप से पाप छिपाए

बिगड़ी बात बनाने को तू
बिगड़ी बात बनाने को तू
हरी से आँख चुराये
बिगड़ी बात बनाने को तू
हरी से आँख चुराये
करनी करता ?? ?? ??
फिर पाछे पछताए
रे पापी मन॰॰न्न
पाप से पाप छिपाए

फूल की ?? होवे फिर भी
फूल की ?? होवे फिर भी
भोग दूसरा पाये
ये कैसा न्याय जगत का
ये कैसा न्याय जगत का
ये कैसा न्याय
रे पापी मन॰॰न्न
पाप से पाप छिपाए
पाप से पाप छिपाए

पाप से पाप छिपा॰॰आए॰ ॰ ॰


This article is written by Peevesie’s mom, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day : 3613 Post No. : 14406

“Amardeep” was a movie that was made by Shivaji Productions and directed by T. Prakash Rao in 1958. It was a remake of the Tamil “Amara Deepam” (1956) which also directed by T. Prakash Rao; which itself was a remake of the 1942 English film “Random Harvest” which was based on the novel of the same name by James Hilton. There was also a Bengali movie in 1957 “Harano Sur” on the same story. (all this information is thanks to Wikipedia) So that means there were audiences for this kind of sentimental stories.

The Tamil and Hindi versions had Padmini playing the character of Roopa who takes care of the hero- Dev Anand in Hindi and Shivaji Ganesan in Tamil- after he meets with an accident and forgets his past with Vyjayantimala (in Hindi) and Savitri (in Tamil). I had heard from my dad that he had seen the movie at the time of its release -first day first show and when the Tamil version released in a morning show (that was the name for the 9 or 10 A.M. show) he saw that too. I don’t remember what his review of the movie was but he had told me that the Hindi movie had 12 songs in it; the most popular one being “dekh humein awaaz na dena o bedard zamaane” having two versions.

Before I wrote this post, I sat through the movie. A decent movie, not exactly a tear-jerker but full of emotions on the part of the central characters. Plus, we have Pran putting in an act of possessive and hot- tempered “mangetar” (fiancé) of Vyjayantimala. So, there is scope for little fisticuffs at the climax. Then we also are surprised by the fact that the heroines are sisters who are separated in their childhood as the father gives away the younger daughter for cash to a wealthy man so that he can treat his sick elder daughter. And when the sisters, who are in love with the same man realise this, the elder one sacrifices her love and conveniently comes in the way when Pran fires at Dev Anand. There is a strained comedy track involving Johnny Walker and Mukri (which we could have done without). I hope this gives a brief idea about what the movie was all about. ??

There was one more reason for me to sit through this movie. I was trying to locate a song and its relevance in the movie. The song if it had ever been shot should have appeared here at 43:35 or thereabouts of the movie as we can see Dev and Vyjayantimala roaming around a mela and she has got some balloons in her hand. I was also trying to get the balloons (gubbaare) as it is the birthday of a keen follower of the blog. We also call him our in-house encyclopedia. Our dear Shri. Arunkumar Deshmukh turns a year younger today(9 june 2018).

Wishing him a musical journey with us forever with this song by a singer- music composer about whom he has provided us vast information. Rajinder Kishan is the lyricist. It has an “Eena meena deka” feel to it. Specially the opening and interlude music piece. I would love to know if it was ever picturised, if so on whom and if not why such a lively song was left out of the movie, it would have lightened the proceedings.


Song-Le lo le lo gubbaare (Amardeep)(1958) Singer-C Ramchandra, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-C Ramchandra

Lyrics

le
lo
arre le lo le lo
lelo lelo gubbaare
le lo le lo
lelo gubbaare lelo
rang birange pyaare saare
rangbirange pyaare saare
le lo le lo lelo lelo gubbaare

sukde ko patle
arre phoole ko mote
darshan bhaari naam hai chhote
kaliyon se halke lelo
phoolon se pyaare lelo
rang birange pyaare pyaare
rangbirange pyaare pyaare
le
lo
le lo
le lo
lelo lelo gubbaare

neele
are peele
hai neele peele hare gulaabi
jhoome hawa mein jaise sharaabi
dole talab mein dole
saaqi ke dwaare dole
rangbirange pyaare pyaare
rangbirange pyaare pyaare
le
lo
le lo le lo
lelo lelo gubbaare

baba bhi khele
aur baby bhi khele
jodi salaamat o baabu lele
chamke tumhaari waah waah
ulfat ke taare wah wah
rangbirange pyaare pyaare
rangbirange pyaare pyaare
le
lo
le lo le lo
lelo lelo gubbaare aeeeee


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Blog Day : 3611 Post No. : 14401

It appears that Mohan Pictures, Bombay were on a spree to make movies begging with the word “Jaadui”. They had released three such movies in 1948 which went under titles like “Jaadui Shehnaai”, Jaadui Angoothhi”and “Jaadui Sindoor”. They were followed by “Jaadui Chitra” and “Jaadui Bansari”.

Advertisement given in magazines those days suggest that these movies were smashing the box office. 🙂 When I search for the songs of these movies, I find that not a single song from these “Jaadui ..” movies is showcased in the blog. In other words, the songs of these movies failed to make it big and they are not available all that easily.

“Jaadui Angoothhi”(1948) was directed by A M Khan. The movie had Husn Ara, Anil Kumar, Devraj, Kesari etc in it. This movie , a “musical thriller”, had 10 songs in it.

Here is the first song from “Jaadui Angoothhi”(1948) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Hamida Bano and A R Qureshi. Roopbani is the lyricist. Music is composed by A R Qureshi, who was none other than the famous tabla player All Rakkha Qureshi, father of another Tabla wizard Zakir Hussain.

Here is this lovely romantic song from “Jaadui Angoothhi”(1948). Only the audio of the song is available. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the movie as well as on the picturisation of the song.

With this song, “Jaadui Angoothhi”(1948) makes its debut in the blog.


Song-Hamaari gali aaya na karo (Jaadui Angoothhi)(1948) Singers-Hamida Bano, A R Qureshi, Lyrics-Roopbani, MD-A R Qureshi

Lyrics

Hamaari gali aaya na karo o o
Hamaari gali aaya na karo o o
Hamaari gali aaya na karo
baaman ke chhore
na gore na kaale
najariya na hamse ladaaya karo
Hamaari gali aaya na karo o o
Hamaari gali aaya na karo o o
Hamaari gali aaya na karo

khidki mein aa kar chunariya hilaa kar
khidki mein aa kar chunariya hilaa kar
ishaaron se hamko bulaaya na karo
Hamaari gali aaya na karo o o
Hamaari gali aaya na karo o o
Hamaari gali aaya na karo

chalte ho jab tum seena nikaale
chalte ho jab tum seena nikaale
dil mera kehta hai usko bulaa le
dil mera kehta hai usko bulaa le
aankhon se jaadoo chalaaya na karo
Hamaari gali aaya na karo o o
Hamaari gali aaya na karo o o
Hamaari gali aaya na karo

chalti hai jab tum ghoonghat nikaale
chalti hai jab tum ghoonghat nikaale
uspe hain man mein laakhon uchhaale
maathe pe bindiya lagaaya na karo
Hamaari gali aaya na karo o o
Hamaari gali aaya na karo o o
Hamaari gali aaya na karo

baaman ke chhore
na gore na kaale
najariya na hamse ladaaya karo
Hamaari gali aaya na karo o o
Hamaari gali aaya na karo o o
Hamaari gali aaya na karo


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