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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 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 :

5050 Post No. : 16963

Today’s song is from the movie ‘Bholaa Shanker-1951’.

This movie was directed by Vishram Bedekar for ‘Famous Pictures, Bombay’.

‘Bholaa Shanker-1951’ was a mythological movie. It had Prem Adeeb, Vijaylakshami, Mahipal, Sheela Naik, Prakash Gupta, Sadhna Bose, Bhagwan, Kamal, Balaram, Ram Avtar, Jyoti, Samant, Raj Kishore, Radheyshyam and others.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 24.01.1951.

This movie had eight songs that were written by Bharat Vyas and composed to music by Snehal Bhatkar.

Following is the list of songs in this :-

SNo Song Title Singer/s Posted On
01 Dim dim dim dim dimak dimak… Chandra bhalnath bhole bhasm ang re Snehal Bhatkar, Rajkumari, chorus
02 Main hirni si ban ban phiroon mera hirna kho gaya re Rajkumari 11.12.2013
03 Jai jai maata parvati… laaj tumhaare haath maat mere pranpati ko amar karo re Snehal Bhatkar, Rajkumari, Sadashiv Gurjar
04 Shankar kaanta lagey na kankar… hare hare rang mein sil batte ke sang mein Snehal Bhatkar, Sadashiv Gurjar, chorus
05 Chanda tujhko laaj na aaye, mere chhod piya ka saath akela Lata Mangeshkar 26.10.2020
06 Main albeli naar, saj solah singaar aayi hoon… jogi bol re zaraa Lata Mangeshkar Being discussed today
07 Chham chhamaa chham chham, naacho gaao re, prem bhara mod bhara mangal Various artists
08 Ritu basant ki madbhari… chaloge kya sang mere, thhirak rahe ang mere Rajkumari 16.12.2013

As mentioned above three songs from this movie have been posted on the blog.

Today’s song sung by Lata Mangeshkar is the fourth song from this movie to be presented on the blog. I had come across this song long back, however this song has managed to stay undiscussed so far.

Let us listen to this song. Only audio of this songs is available

Bharat Vyas is the lyricist for this song and music is composed by Snehal Bhatkar.


Song-Main albeli naar saj solah singaar (Bhola Shankar)(1951) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Bharat Vyas, MD-Snehal Bhatkar

Lyrics

Jogi ee ee
Jogi ee
Bol re ae ae
Bol re ae

Main albeli naar
Saj solah singaar
Aayi hoon tere dwaar
Jogi bol re ae
Jogi bol re
Jogi bol re ae
Jogi bol re
Zaraa ras ke bhare naina khol re
Ae
Zaraa ras ke bhare naina khol re
Jogi bol re
Main albeli naar
Aa aa aa aa
Main albeli naar

Chandaa ki sheetal hoon
Main chaandni
Chandaa ki sheetal hoon
Main chaandni
Veena ki hoon main madhur raagini
Main madhur raagini
Mere nainon mein geet
Mere praanon mein preet
Mere man mein sangeet ras ghol re ae
Jogi bol re
Mere man mein sangeet ras ghol re ae
Jogi bol re
Zaraa ras ke bhare naina khol re
Ae
Zaraa ras ke bhare naina khol re
Jogi bol re
Main albeli naar

Bijli ki saanche mein hoon main dhali
Baadal ke godi mein hoon main pali
Mera naache hai ang
Jaise jal ki tarang
Jaise hirni kare hai kilol re ae
Jogi bol re
Jaise hirni kare hai kilol re
Jogi bol re
Zaraa ras ke bhare naina khol re
Ae
Zaraa ras ke bhare naina khol re
Jogi bol re
Main albeli naar

h
Jogi ye jhoothi teri saadhna
Aao karen prem aaraadhanaa
Prem aaraadhanaa
Mere man ke o meet
Kar le humse tu preet
Ghadi jaaye naa beet anmol re
Jogi bol re
Ghadi jaaye naa beet anmol re
Jogi bol re
Zaraa ras ke bhare naina khol re
Ae
Zaraa ras ke bhare naina khol re
Jogi bol re
Main albeli naar
Aa aa aa aa
Main albeli naar
Main albeli naar
Main albeli naar


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Blog Day :

5021 Post No. : 16929

“Fariyaad”(1964) was produced and directed by Kidar Sharma for Show People, Bombay. The movie had Ashok, Zeb Rehman aka Preeti Bala, Dilip Dutt, Mohan Choti, Achala Sachdev, Gyani, Gopal Sehgal, Bela Bose, Apsara, Malik, Maria, Tuntun, Sayeeda, Najma, Shabani, Raj Maria etc in it.

“Fariyaad”(1964) had six songs in it. Five songs have been covered in the blog so far.

Here are the details of the songs covered so far:-

Blog post number Song Singer (s)
1510 Haal e dil unko sunaanaa thaa Suman Kalyanpur
3634 Wo dekho dekh rahaa thhaa papeehaa Mahendra Kapoor, Suman Kalyanpur
5705 Aapne huzoor mujhe kya se kya bana diya Suman Kalyanpur, Rafi
5921 Tu ne teri nazar ne mujhe kaafir bana diyaa Rafi, Mubarak Begam
16260 Dilli se do behnen aayin Mahendra Kapoor, Mubarak Begam

The sixth and final song from the movie is sung by Mubarak Begam and Suman Kalyapur. Kidar Sharma is the lyricist. Music is composed by Snehal Bhatkar.

As can be noticed from the lyrics, this song is about Chinese aggression on a totally unprepared India in 1962. It exhorts the youth of India to come forward to protect the nation.

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

Lyrics of the song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

With this song, all the songs of “Fariyaad”(1964) have been covered in the blog. The movie thus joins the list of movies that have been YIPPEED in the blog.

Audio link:

Song-Bharat ke naujawaanon Bharat ke kaam aao (Fariyaad)(1964) Singers-Mubarak Begam, Suman Kalyanpur, Lyrics-Kidar Sharma, MD-Snehal Bhatkar
Both

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

Bharat ke naujawanon
Bharat ke naujawanon
Bharat ke kaam aaaao
Bharat ke kaam aaaao
Bharat ke kaam aao
jo aa ghusey hain ghar mein
jo aa ghusey hain ghar mein
maaro inhein bhagaao
maaro inhein bhagaao
Bharat ke kaam aao

Chinaa huaa kameenaa
Chinaa huaa kameenaa
bhoolaa hai sab bhalaayee

Bharat pe kee chadhaayee
Bharat pe kee chadhaayee
iss ko sabak sikhaao
iss ko o sabak sikhaao
maaro issey bhagaao
maaro issey bhagaao
Bharat ke kaam aao

jo khoon hai ragon mein
jo khoon hai ragon mein
sheron ka khoon hai woh o
sheron ka khoon hai woh
ye khoon bahaa ke veeron
ye khoon bahaa ke veeron
maataa ka rin chukaao
maataa ka rin chukaa..aao
Bharat ke kaam aao

Bhaai..ee jinhein thhe samjhey
Bhaai..ee jinhein thhe samjhey
nikley ae wohi lutere
nikley wohi lutere
apnaa paraaya kal ko
apnaa paraaya kal ko
dhokhe mein ab na aa..aao
dhokhe mein ab na aa..aao
Bharat ke kaam aao

izzat pe mar mitey tum
izzat pe mar mitey tum

jo aaj tak jiye ho
jo aaj tak jiye ho
jo aaj tak jiye ho
phir mit ke aabroo par
phir mit ke aabroo par
tum aabroo bachaao
tum aabroo bachaao
Bharat ke kaam aao
Bharat ke naujawanon
Bharat ke naujawanon
Bharat ke kaam aao
Bharat ke kaam aao
Bharat ke kaam aao


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Blog Day :

4618 Post No. : 16260

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2011-2021) – Song No. 15
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This date ten years ago (viz 10 march 2011) was a normal day for the blog. As many as six songs from six movies were covered on that day.

Here are the details of the six songs that were covered on that day :-

Blog post number Song Movie (Year) Remarks
3633 Tumne kahaa chhoo maine chhoo liyaa Saawan(1959) Movie YIPPEED by now
3634 Wo dekho dekh rahaa thhaa papeehaa Fariyaad(1964) Four songs covered by now out of 6
3635 Aise to na dekho Bheegi Raat(1965) Movie YIPPEED by now
3636 Sun ae bahaar e husn mujhe tum se pyaar hai Night in London(1967) Movie YIPPEED by now
3637 Ho munna jaayegaa baazaar Man Mandir(1971) Three songs covered by now out of 6
3638 Do bechaare bina sahaare Victoria number 203 (1972) Movie YIPPEED by now

One can notice that four movies (out of six) whose songs were discussed ten years ago on that date have since been YIPPEED in the blog. So only two movies are eligible for blog ten year challenge today.

“Fariyaad”(1964) is one such movie. This movie was directed by Kidar Sharma for Show People, Bombay. The movie had Ashok, Zeb Rehman aka Preeti Bala, Dilip Dutt, Mohan Choti, Achala Sachdev, Gyani, Gopal Sehgal, Bela Bose, Apsara, Malik, Maria, Tuntun, Sayeeda, Najma,Shabani, Raj Maria etc in it.

The movie had six songs in it. Four songs have been covered in the past.

As blog ten year challenge today (10 march 2021), here is a song from “Fariyaad”(1964). Thia sonmg is sung by Mahendra Kapoor, Mubarak Begam and chorus. Kidar Sharma is the lyricist. Music is composed by Snehal Bhatkar.

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

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

audio link:

Song-Dilli se do behnen aayin (Fariyaad)(1964) Singers-Mahendra Kapoor, Mubarak Begam, Lyrics-Kidar Sharma, MD-Snehal Bhatkar
Chorus

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

Dilli se do behnein aayeen een
Dilli se ae ae ae ae
Dilli se do behnein aayeen
roop duhaayee rey ae
aei jee roop duhaayee rey ae

o zara sunn mere bhaai rey ae
o zara sunn mere bhaai rey ae

Rozie aur Daisy
oyye hoyye hoyye
har shayye angerzi
haayye haayye haayye
har baat mein tezi
oyye hoyye hoyye

baali umariya tirchhi najariyaa
jaadu naye jagaaye
main mar gayi jaadu naye jagaaye
main mar gayi jaadu naye jagaaye
baali umariya tirchhi najariyaa
jaadu naye jagaaye
main mar gayi jaadu naye jagaaye
main mar gayi jaadu naye jagaaye ae

ho o o ho o ho o o o
o dil pehloo o o o se ae
utth utth bhaagey ae ae ae ae
mukh se
nikse haayye
haaaaye

kaa hamri
o kaa hamri sudh budh bisraayi
daddy raam duhaayi rey ae
o zara sunn mere bhaai rey ae
o zara sunn mere bhaai rey ae

ankhiyaan matwaari
oyye hoyye hoyye
honthon par laali
haayye haayye hayye
latt kaali rey kaali
oho o o ho ho o hho o ho o o

haath milaayein haath hilaayein aen
baar baar kahen
haayye
haath milaayein haath hilaayein aen
baar baar kahey
haayye

inn ke charan chhuye bin bandhu
hamse rahaa naa jaaye
o raama
hamse rahaa na jaaye
kaissi ..eee
o kaissi mann mein
aggann lagaayi
daddy raam duhaayi rey ae
o zara sunn mere bhaai rey ae
o zara sunn mere bhaai rey ae

kya naach dikhaaye
oyye hoyye hoyye
sau sau bal khaaye
haayye haayye haayye
gardan mattkaayye
oyye hoyye hoyye


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Blog Day :

4511 Post No. : 16056

Yearwise discussion of Lata Mangeshkar songs in HFM: Part IX: Year 1955
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In this episode, we arrive at the tenth year of Lata Mangeshkar as a playback singer in Hindi movies. She completed a decade of playback singing in HFM this year. She had already notched some firsts in HFM playback singing that did not get noticed at that time. For instance, she had become the first playback singer ever to sing more than one thousand songs in Hindi movies by 1954. She kept setting benchmarks that others could only dream of. We will discuss them at appropriate occasions.

Here are the details of songs sung by Lata Mangeshkar in Hindi movies released in 1955 :-

S N Movie Music director Lata song in the blog Lata HFM songs recorded in the year Lata solo songs Male duet Female duet Other songs Lyricists
1 Aaj Ki Baat Snehal Bhatkar 1 3 3 0 0 0 Raj Baldev Raj (2) Hasrat Jaipuri (1)
2 Aazaad C Ramchandra 8 8 5 1 2 0 Rajinder Krishan
3 Adl e Jahaangeer Husnlal Bhagatram 3 3 3 0 0 0 Qamar Jalalabadi
4 Albeli Ravi 2 2 1 1 0 0 Ravi
5 Baaradari Naashaad 8 8 4 2 2 0 Khumar Barabankwi
6 Bahu Hemant Kumar 3 3 3 0 0 0 S H Bihari
7 Bandish Hemant Kumar 1 3 3 0 0 0 S H Bihari (2) Ravi shankar(1)
8 Chaar Paise B D Burman 3 3 3 0 0 0 Sartaj
9 Chhora Chhori Roshan 1 5 4 1 0 0 Kidar Sharma
10 Chingaari Manohar Arora 5 6 6 0 0 0 Shailendra
11 Devdas S D Burman 3 3 3 0 0 0 Sahir Ludhianvi
12 Do Dulhe B S Kalla 2 4 2 2 0 0 Pt Indra Chandra
13 Duniya Gol Hai C Ramchandra 5 6 4 1 1 0 Rajinder Krishan
14 Ekaadashi Avinash Vyas 0 5 5 0 0 0 Pt Madhur
15 Garam Coat Amarnath 5 5 5 0 0 0 Majrooh Sultanpuri (4) Meera Bai (1)
16 Ghar Ghar Mein Deewaali Roshan 4 5 2 3 0 0 Prem Dhawan (4) Indeewar (1)
17 Hoor e Arab Ghulam Mohammad (5) Sardar Malik (1) 2 6 5 0 1 0 Shakeel Badayuni
18 House no. 44 S D Burman 2 2 1 1 0 0 Sahir Ludhianvi
19 Insaaniyat C Ramchandra 4 6 3 2 1 0 Rajinder Krishan
20 Jagadguru Shankaracharya Avinash Vyas 0 1 1 0 0 0 Bharat Vyas
21 Jashn Roshan 0 2 2 0 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
22 Jhanak Jhanak Paayal Baaje Vasant Desai 6 9 5 4 0 0 Hasrat Jaipuri (5) Saraswati Kumar Deepak (1) Meerabai (1)Dewan Sharar (2)
23 Joru Ka Bhai Jaidev 2 2 2 0 0 0 Vishwamitra Adil (1) Sahir Ludhianvi (1)
24 Kundan Ghulam Mohammad 4 5 3 1 1 0 Shakeel Badayuni
25 Lagan Hemant Kumar 1 3 3 0 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
26 Lutera C Ramchandra 1 4 3 1 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
27 Mad Bhare Nain S D Burman 5 5 5 0 0 0 Shailendra
28 Madhur Milan Bulo C Rani 3 4 4 0 0 0 Jaan Nisaar Akhtar (2) Nigar (1) Raja Mehdi Ali Khan (1)
29 Milaap N Datta 2 2 2 0 0 0 Sahir Ludhianvi
30 Munim Ji S D Burman 6 6 6 0 0 0 Sahir Ludhianvi (4) Shailendra (2)
31 Naata S Mohinder 9 9 6 0 2 1 Tanveer Naqvi (8) Kaifi Azmi (1)
32 Naqaab Pt Govindram 2 4 3 1 0 0 Prem Dhawan
33 Oot Pataang Vinod 2 2 2 0 0 0 D N Madhok
34 Patit Paawan Jamal Sen 1 3 2 1 0 0 Bharat Vyas
35 Railway Platform Madan Mohan 3 3 3 0 0 0 Sahir Ludhianvi
36 Ratnaghar Sudhir Phadke 2 5 5 0 0 0 Pt Narendra Sharma
37 Riyaasat Avinash Vyas 0 2 2 0 0 0 Prem Dhawan
38 Sardaar Jagmohan Sursagar 2 2 2 0 0 0 Kaif Irfani
39 Seema Shankar Jaikishan 5 5 5 0 0 0 Hasrat Jaipuri (4) Shailendra (1)
40 Shikaar Bulo C Rani 1 2 1 1 0 0 Arshi Ajmeri
41 Shiv Bhakt Chitragupta 1 4 4 0 0 0 Gopal Singh Nepali
42 Shri 420 Shankar Jaikishan 10 6 2 4 0 0 Shailendra (4) Hasrat Jaipuri (2)
43 Sitaara Ghulam Mohammad 4 6 6 0 0 0 Shakeel Badayuni
44 Society S D Burman 1 1 1 0 0 0 Sahir Ludhianvi
45 Taanga Waali Salil Chaudhari 6 6 4 2 0 0 Prem Dhawan
46 Teerandaaz C Ramchandra 2 6 6 0 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
47 Tees Maar Khan Sardul Kwatra 0 1 1 0 0 0 Shailendra
48 Udan Khatola Naushaad 9 9 9 0 0 0 Shakeel Badayuni
49 Veer Rajputaani Bulo C Rani 3 3 3 0 0 0 Gopal Singh Nepali
50 Yaasmeen C Ramchandra 9 9 8 1 0 0 Jaan Nisaar Akhtar (8) Tanveer Naqvi (1)
Total 50 movies 31 MDs 165 218 177 30 10 1 32 lyricists

Statistically, this was the second most prolific year ever d]for Lata Mangeshkar. This year she sang 218 songs, which was just 5 songs fewer than her all time record of 223 songs that she had set in 1951.

In 1955, she gave playback in 50 movies. To put things in perspective, 120 movies were released in 1955 and they contained 1016 songs. So Lata Mangeshkar gave plaback in 42 % of the movies released in 1955 and her voice appeared in 22 % of the songs created that year !

In 1955, Lata Mangeshkar worked with 31 music directors and 32 lyricists. She worked with nine music directors for the first time this year. They were Amarnath, B D Burman, Chitragupta, Jagmohan Sursagar, Jaidev, Manohar Arora, N Datta, Ravi and S Mohinder. This yaer, she worked with seven lyricists for the first time. They were Arshi Ajmeri, Raj Baldev Raj, Meera Bai, Pt Madhur, Nigar, Ravi and Sartaj.

By the end of 1955, Lata Mangeshkar had sung 1344 songs in 326 movies. The blog contains 1110 of these songs. This year, she became the first playback singer to sing over one thousand solo songs in Hindi movies. By the end of 1955, she had worked with 79 Music directors and 106 lyricists. That way, she completed a century of lyricists as well.

Here is the summary of her playback career in Hindi movies till end of 1955 :

Year Movie count Lata song in the blog Lata HFM songs recorded in the year Lata solo songs Male duet Female duet Other songs Remarks
1946 3 movies 4 4 4 0 0 0
1947 3 movies 5 5 3 1 0 1
1948 16 movies 50 50 37 6 4 3
1949 38 movies 134 157 103 35 12 7
1950 36 movies 114 143 93 32 14 4
1951 49 movies 189 223 158 52 10 3
1952 43 movies 149 177 138 31 4 4
1953 45 movies 170 195 149 35 5 6
1954 43 movies 140 172 144 23 4 1
1955 50 movies 165 218 177 30 10 1
Total upto 1955 326 movies 1110 1344 1006 245 63 30

One can see that Lata Mangeshkar sang in 50 movies that were released in 1955. All Lata Mangeshkar songs have been covered in 24 of these movies. So we only have 26 movies left from which Lata Mangeshkar songs can still be covered.

Alphabetically the first such movie is “Aaj Ki Baat”(1955). This movie was produced and directed by Leela Chitnis to launch the career of her son Ajeet Chitnis. The movie had Ajeet Chitnis, Uday, Chitra, Bipin Gupta, Manmohan Krishna, Sunder, Leela Chitnis etc in it.

The movie had eight songs in it. Three songs have been covered in the blog. The movie had three Lata solos. One of these songs has been covered.

Here is the second Lata song from “Aaj Ki Baat”(1955) to appear in the blog. This song, sung by Lata Mangeshkar is penned by Raj Baldev raj (working with Lata Mangeshkar for the first time). Snehal Bhatkar is the music director.

A very nice song, appearing fresh as daisy. I listened to this song for the first time only just now. A forgotten gem of a song that deserves to be better known among music lovers.


Song-Aaj ki raat dil mein na rakhna dil ki baat(Aaj Ki Baat)(1955) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Raj Baldev Raj, MD-Snehal Bhatkar

Lyrics

aaj ki raat
aaj ki raat
dil mein na rakhna dil ki baat
aaj ki raat
dil mein na rakhna dil ki baat
aaj ki raat

dil ki dabee aawaaz ko sun le ae ae ae
dil ki dabee aawaaz ko sun le ae ae ae
kaliyaan phool bani hain chun le
kaliyaan phool bani hain chun le
bhar le jholi
jholi bhar le
jholi bhar le
preet laga (?)
dil mein na rakhna dil ki baat
aaj ki raat
dil mein na rakhna dil ki baat
aaj ki raat

idhar nazaare
udhar nazaare
raat ke haathhon mein aen aen
chaand aur taare
idhar nazaare
udhar nazaare
raat ke haathhon mein aen
chaand aur taare
kar le chori
chori kar le
chori kar le ae
soch na baat
dil mein na rakhna dil ki baat
aaj ki raat
dil mein na rakhna dil ki baat
aaj ki raat

jo karna hai
kar le ek dam
jo karna hai
kar le ek dam
kal kya hoga
kar na koi gham
kal kya hoga
kar na koi gham
keh de dil se
dil se keh de
dil se keh de
dil ki baat
dil mein na rakhna dil ki baat
aaj ki raat
dil mein na rakhna dil ki baat
aaj ki raat


This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of atulsongaday.me, then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day :

4499 Post No. : 16032

Today’s song is from film Pagle-1950.

1950 was the last year of the second decade of Talkie cinema. The effects of Partition had started showing effects. Entry of actors, directors and composers from Bengal – due to the crumbling of New Theatres – entry of newer artistes to replace the migrators and the changing tastes of the Indian people was being reflected in the films made in this year. The migration of artistes-both ways-continued with force till about the early 50s and slowed down in the early 60s, where finally it was stopped in 1965 by Pakistan rulers.

The social film Pagle-50 was produced and directed by Protima Dasgupta. The cast of the film was Begum Para, Madhuri, Jagirdar, Pratima Devi, Mubarak, David, Cuckoo etc.etc. The music was by V.G. Bhatkar – who was no one else, but Snehal Bhatkar. Since he was still w2orking in H.M.V., he could not use his real name. Some other composers also did this under same conditions. For example, C Ramchandra was working Filmistan, under a contract and he gave music to his friend Master Bhagwan’s films like Bhedi Bungala-49, Bhole Bhale-49, Babuji t50 and Bakshish-50. For these films CR used the name of his long time assistant P.Ramakant (Ramakant Paingankar). Similarly, Anil Biswas, while in contract with National Studios, gave music to Bombay Talkies film Basant-1942, using the name of Pannalal Ghosh, his own Brother in Law (sister singer Parul Ghosh’s husband). In 1942, Anil Biswas was very busy with as many as 5 films – Vijay, Jawani, Gareeb, Apna Paraya and his famous film Roti.

Under such situations, normally just one pseudo-name is used to hide the real identity legally, but in the case of Snehal Bhatkar he used several names for different films-
Rukmini Swayamwar-46….Vasudev-Sudhir (Phadke)
Neel Kamal-47….B.Vasudev
Sant Tukaram, Sati Ahilya-48 and Pagle-50….V.G.Bhatkar
Suhag Raat-48….Snehal
Thes-49….Snehal and finally
Hamari beti-50….Snehal Bhatkar. By this time he had resigned from HMV and was a free bird !

The film’s director Pratima Dasgupta started as an actress and then turned to be a Producer and Director. She was born on 5-9-1922 into a wealthy family of Bhavnagar, in Kathiyawar state. Her father was the Chief Engineer of Kathiyawar state. Her family was related to Rabindranath Tagore. So, after the initial education in England, she came to Shanti Niketan 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”-38, based on his own novel. Her role of Latika-daughter of Paresh babu in the film-who falls in Love with Bijoy and marries her- was liked by Tagore. She did one more film ‘Na hone wali baat’-38 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 Sadhana Bose-the international dancer. She married Major Manzoor-ul- Huq, brother of actress Begum Para.

Her other Hindi films were Kunwara baap-42,Raja-43 and Shararat-44, all directed by Kishore Sahu. She also did Namaste in 1943.. After this she turned to Direction and did her first film Chhamiya-45, with Begum Para and David as a Lead pair. She repeated this team again in Pagle-50 also. However her second film ‘Jharna ‘-48 was banned by Morarji Desai, the then Chief Minister of Bombay Province, on the plea that the film had explicit sexual scenes in it. This was a financial disaster for Pratima and she decided to quit films.

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

In Hindi film industry, branding is very common or rather Popular, from the beginning. Actually, Branding reconfirms the actor’s strong points, his expertise in acting. For example, Ashok kumar and Motilal were known for Natural acting, for beauty it was Madhubala, for excellence in acting- Meena kumari, Sanjeev kumar for variety in roles, Sohrab Modi and Raaj Kumar for dialogue delivery, Tragedy king was Dilip Kumar (only till 1955), Ajit was Sophisticated Villain etc. etc. There was one actress who was famous for her ” Oomph”. It is said that her sexy photos were pasted by U.S. soldiers in their rooms, during Vietnam war. The ” TIME ” photographer did a Photo session with her. She too conscientiously maintained her ‘ Sexy ‘ image and so she was never known as a good actress in acting. Her name – BEGUM PARA.

Begum Para (née Para Haq; 25 December 1926 – 9 December 2008) was a Hindi film actress who was active mostly in the 1940s and 1950s. After 50 years, she returned to films with her last role in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Saawariya (2007) as Sonam Kapoor’s grandmother. In her times in 1950s, she was considered a glamour girl of Bollywood, so much so, that Life magazine had a special session with her devoted to her fine sensuous photographs.

Begum Para was born as Para Haq in Jehlum now a days in Pakistan. Her family was from Aligarh. Her father, Mian Ehsanul-Haq, was a judge who at some point in his life went into the judicial service of the princely state of Bikaner, now northern Rajasthan, where he became chief justice of its highest court. He was a fine cricketer of his time. She was brought up very disciplined yet liberal. She spent her childhood in Bikaner. She was educated at the Aligarh Muslim University. Her elder brother Haq, had gone off to Bombay in the late 1930s to become an actor. There he met and fell in love with the Bengali actress Protima Dasgupta, and married her.
Whenever she visited them in Bombay, she was quite taken up with the glitzy world of her sister-in-law. She used to accompany her on many occasions and get-togethers. People would get quite impressed with her looks and offer her a lot of roles. One such offer came from Shashadhar Mukherjee and Devika Rani. Her father consented to her wishes reluctantly, and requested her to never work in Lahore.

Begum Para’s first break turned out to be 1944 film Chand, from Prabhat Studios in Poona. Prem Adib was the hero, and Sitara Devi was the vamp in the film. It did extremely well and Para started getting paid about Rs. 1500 a month. Soon after, she and her sister-in-law Protima made a film called Chamia (1945) based on the novel ‘Pygmalion’, which again was a huge success. Para signed a lot of films after Chamia, but she couldn’t quite establish herself as an actress. Because she had a highly scandalous image, people always gave her the role of glamour doll in most films. She didn’t mind it because she always played herself on screen.

She did Sohni Mahiwal (1946) and Zanjeer (1947) with Ishwarlal and Dikshit; Neel Kamal (1947) with Raj Kapoor; Mehendi (1947) with Nargis; Suhaag Raat (1948) with Bharat Bhushan and Geeta Bali; Jhalka (1948); and Meherbani (1950) with Ajit Khan. She also worked in Ustad Pedro (1951), produced and directed by the then well-known actor, Sheikh Mukhtar. It was a fun film, and was packed with action, romance, and stunts.

In 1951 she posed for photographer James Burke for a Life magazine photo shoot. Para’s last role was in the movie Kar Bhala in 1956. She was also offered to play Nigar Sultana’s role ‘Bahar’ in Mughal-e-Azam (1960). However, she refused to play the role because she considered it against her image. In all, she acted in 34 films in her career.

She made a comeback on the silver screen in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Saawariya in 2007 as Sonam Kapoor’s grandmother.

She married actor Nasir Khan, the younger brother of Bollywood actor Dilip Kumar. They had three children, including the actor Ayub Khan. Begum Para’s father Mian Ehsan-ul-Haq of Jalandhar, was a judge who joined the princely state of Bikaner, now northern Rajasthan, where he became chief justice of its highest court. Her husband died in 1974. Following her husband’s death, she briefly migrated to Pakistan in 1975. Two years later, she relocated back to India.

She died in her sleep on 9-12-2008, at the age of 81 years. (Thanks to wikipedia).

Film Pagle-50 had 9 songs. 6 songs are already presented here. Today’s duet would be its 7th song to be discussed here. It is a duet sung by Rajkumari and Talat Mehmood. The song is quite ordinary. As such, Snehal Bhatkar was not known for many melodious songs in his films. This duet is an average one.


Song-Taaron se ab chaand ki kuchh baat ho gayi (Pagle)(1950) Singers- Rajkumari, Talat mehmood, Lyricist- Qabil Amritsari, MD-V G Bhatkar (Snehal Bhatkar)
Both

Lyrics

Taaron se ab chaand ki kuchh baat ho gayi
Taaron se ab chaand ki kuchh baat ho gayi
aapas mein do dilon ki ee mulaakaat ho gayi ee
aapas mein do dilon ki ee mulaakaat ho gayi
taaron se ab chaand ki kuchh baat ho gayi
taaron se ab chaand ki kuchh baat ho gayi
aapas mein do dilon ki ee mulaakaat ho gayi ee
aapas mein do dilon ki ee mulaakaat ho gayi

koi nazar milaa ke mohabbat dikhaa gaya
dil ko khushi se aaj dhadakna bhi aa gaya
kya jaane aankhon aankhon mein kya ghaat ho gayi
kya jaane aankhon aankhon mein kya ghaat ho gayi
aapas mein do dilon ki ee mulaakaat ho gayi ee
aapas mein do dilon ki ee mulaakaat ho gayi

aankhon mein tere khwaab hain
honthon pe tere geet
aankhon mein tere khwaab hain
honthon pe tere geet
tu aarzoo hai dil ki
har saans tera meet
tu aarzoo hai dil ki
har saans tera meet
ab meri zindagi bhi tere saath ho gayi
ab meri zindagi bhi tere saath ho gayi
aapas mein do dilon ki ee mulaakaat ho gayi ee
aapas mein do dilon ki ee mulaakaat ho gayi

apna bana ke dekho daaman na chhod dena
apna bana ke dekho daaman na chhod dena
dil mein samaane waale
dil ko na tod dena
dil mein samaane waale
dil ko na tod dena
manzoor unki dil ko har baat ho gayi
manzoor unki dil ko har baat ho gayi

aapas mein do dilon ki ee mulaakaat ho gayi ee
aapas mein do dilon ki ee mulaakaat ho gayi
taaron se ab chaand ki kuchh baat ho gayi
taaron se ab chaand ki kuchh baat ho gayi
aapas mein do dilon ki ee mulaakaat ho gayi ee
aapas mein do dilon ki ee mulaakaat ho gayi


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Yearwise discussion of Lata Mangeshkar songs in HFM: Part V: Year 1951
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This series began in a small way because Lata Mangeshkar had sung very few songs in her earlier years -only nine songs in first two years and 50 songs in the third year.

From her fourth year, viz 1949, Lata Mangeshkar was on her own. She sang 153 songs in 1949 and established her as the new female playback singing sensation of HFM. The next year viz 1950 saw her singing 143 songs.

Now we come to her next decade, viz the decade of 1950s. The first year of the decade, viz 1951 saw Lata Mangeshkar singing as many as 223 songs for Hindi movies that were released in this calender year. This is the highest number of songs sung by Lata Mangeshkar in movies released in a calender year. So statistically Lata Mangeshkar touched the peak of her playback career in 1951.

Here are the details of the songs that Lata Mangeshkar sang in HFM in movies that were released in 1951:-

S N Movie Music director Lata song in the blog Lata HFM songs recorded in the year Lata solo songs Male duet Female duet Other songs Lyricists
1 Aaraam Anil Biswas 5 5 5 0 0 0 Rajinder Krishan (3) Prem Dhawan (2)
2 Aawaara Shankar Jaikishan 6 6 4 2 0 0 Shailendra (3) Hasrat Jaipuri (3)
3 Adaa Madan Mohan 3 3 3 0 0 0 Prem Dhawan (2) Raja Mehdi Ali Khan (1)
4 Afsaanaa Husnlal Bhagatram 5 5 5 0 0 0 Asad Bhopali (4) Gafil Harnalwi (1)
5 Albelaa C Ramchandra 10 10 3 7 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
6 Baadal Shankar Jaikishan 7 7 6 1 0 0 Shailendra (5) Hasrat Jaipuri (2)
7 Badi Bahoo Anil Biswas 5 5 2 2 1 0 Prem Dhawan (2) Rajinder Krishan (1) Rangeen (1) Safdar Aah Sitapuri (1)
8 Bhola Shankar Snehal Bhatkar 0 2 2 0 0 0 Bharat Vyas
9 Bikhre Moti Ghulam Mohammad 1 4 3 1 0 0 Akhtar ul Iman
10 Buzdil S D Burman 5 5 4 1 0 0 Shailendra (4) Kaifi Azmi (2) incl one jointly written song
11 Daaman K Datta 5 5 3 1 1 0 Rajinder Krishan (2) Raja Mehdi Ali Khan (2) Ehsan Rizvi (1)
12 Deedaar Naushad 5 5 3 1 1 0 Shakeel Badayuni
13 Dholak Shyam Sundar 2 2 0 2 0 0 Aziz Kashmiri
14 Do Sitaare Anil Biswas 2 2 2 0 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
15 Ek Nazar S d Burman 5 5 4 1 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
16 Ek Thhaa Raaja C R Subbaraman 0 2 2 0 0 0 Pt Sudrshan
17 Ghazab Unknown 0 1 0 0 0 1 A Karim
18 Gumaashta K Datta 1 2 2 0 0 0 Wahid Qureshy
19 Halchal Md Shafi (5) Sajjad Hussain (2) 7 7 4 3 0 0 Khumar Barabankwi
20 Ham Log Roshan 5 5 4 1 0 0 Vishwamitra Adil Uddav Kumar
21 Jaadoo Naushad 4 4 4 0 0 0 Shakeel Badayuni
22 Kaali Ghataa Shankar Jaikishan 6 6 5 1 0 0 Hasrat Jaipuri (5) Shailendra (1)
23 Khazaana C Ramchandra 8 8 5 3 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
24 Lachak Motiram 1 2 2 0 0 0 Shakeel Badayuni (1) Shriram Vohra (1)
25 Maalti Madhav Sudhir Phadke 3 5 4 1 0 0 Narendra Sharma
26 Madhosh Madan Mohan 6 6 6 0 0 0 Raja Mehdi Ali Khan
27 Malhaar Roshan 6 6 3 3 0 0 Indeewar (2) Kaif Irfani (2) Shyam Lal (1) Traditional (1)
28 Murliwaala Sudhir Phadke 2 7 6 1 0 0 Bharat Vyas
29 Naadaan Chic Chocolate 6 6 3 3 0 0 P L Santoshi
30 Naazneen Ghulam Mohammad 1 3 3 0 0 0 Shakeel Badayuni
31 Nageena Shankar Jaikishan 4 4 3 1 0 0 Shailendra (2) Hasrat Jaipuri (2)
32 Nakhre Hansraj Bahl 1 3 2 0 0 1 Bharat Vyas (1) Aarzoo Lucknowi (1) Verma Malik (1)
33 Nand Kishore Snehal Bhatkar 3 6 6 0 0 0 Narendra Sharma
34 Naujawaan S D Burman 3 3 2 1 0 0 Sahir Ludhianvi
35 Pyaar Ki Baaten Khayyaam 2 2 2 0 0 0 Khawar Zamaan
36 Sabz Baagh Vinod 3 3 3 0 0 0 Aziz Kashmiri
37 Sagaai C Ramchandra 7 7 3 2 1 1 Rajinder Krishan
38 Sainyyaan Sajjad Hussain 6 6 6 0 0 0 D N Madhok (3) Rajinder Krishan (2) Hasrat Jaipuri (1)
39 Sanam Husnlal Bhagatram 1 1 0 0 1 0 Qamar Jalalabadi
40 Sansaar E Sankar Sastri 3 7 6 1 0 0 Pt Indra Chandra
41 Sarkaar Pt Govindram 0 2 2 0 0 0 Mulkraj Bhakri
42 Saudaagar C Ramchandra 3 5 5 0 0 0 P L Santoshi
43 Saza S D Burman 6 6 4 1 1 0 Rajinder Krishan (5) Sahir Ludhianvi (1)
44 Shabistan C Ramchandra 2 2 0 1 1 0 Qamar Jalalabadi
45 Shagun Husnlal Bhagatram 2 4 3 1 0 0 Mulkraj Bhakri
46 Shokhiyaan Jamal Sen 3 3 1 0 2 0 Kidar Sharma
47 Stage Husnlal Bhagatram 2 4 2 2 0 0 Sarshar Sailaani
48 Taraana Anil Biswas 8 8 5 2 1 0 D N Madhok (4) Prem Dhawan (3) Kaif Irfani (1)
49 Ustaad Pedro C Ramchandra 6 6 1 5 0 0 Raja Mehdi Ali Khan
Total 49 movies 24 MDs 187 223 158 52 10 3 37 lyricists

From the table, we see that Lata Mangeshkar gave playback in 49 movies. 98 movies were released that year. So one can say that she got to sing in 50 % of the movies that were released in 1951. She worked with 24 music directors and 37 lyricists. It was in this year that she worked with music directors Madan Mohan, Sudhir Phadke and Roshan for the first time. She also sang the lyrics of Kaifi Azmi, Kidar Sharma, Sahir Ludhianvi and Verma Malik for the first time in this year.

Out of 223 songs that Lata Mangeshkar sang in the year, as many as 187 songs have already been covered in the blog.

“Bhola Shankar”(1951) is alphabetically the first movie of 1951 that has Lata Mangeshkar songs that have not been covered in the blog. “Bhola Shankar”(1951) was directed by Vishraam Bedekar for Famous Pictures, Bombay. The movie had Prem Adeeb, Vijaylaxmi, Mahipal Sheela Naik, Prakash Gupta, Sadhana Bose, Bhagwan, Kamal, Balaram, Ram avtaar, Jyoti, Samant, Raj Kishore, Prem Ratan, Radheshyam etc in it.

The movie had eight songs in it, including two Lata solos. Two songs from the movie have been covered.

The movie had two Lata Mangeshkar solos in it. There two songs have not been covered in the past.

Here is one of these songs.

This song is sung by Lata. Bharat Vyas is the lyricist. Music is composed by Snehal Bhatkar. Ss mentioned earlier, Snehal Bhatkar was working with Lata Mangeshkar for the first time.

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

I have not been able to note the lyrics of the song fully to my satisfaction. I request our readers with keener ears to help fill in the blanks/ suggest corrections as applicable.

Audio

Song-Chanda tujhko laaj na aaye (Bhola Shankar)(1951) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Bharat Vyas, MD-Snehal Bhatkar

Lyrics

Chanda aa tujhko laaj na aaye ae
mere chhod piya ka saath
akela
man hi man muskaaye
chanda
tujhko laaj na aaye
chanda aa

jinki jataaon mein basta tu
aaj arre un bin hansta kyun
door chhupaa kar pran piyaa ko
apna roop dikhaaye chanda
tujhko laaj na aaye ae
mere chhod piya ka saath
akela
man hi man muskaaye
chanda
tujhko laaj na aaye
chanda aa

sheesh piyaa ke tohe tu pyaara
un bin laage jo angaara
un bin laage jo angaara
roothh gaye mere chandmauli to
tu kyun mukh dikhlaaye
chanda
tujhko laaj na aaye
mere chhod piya ka saath
akela
man hi man muskaaye
chanda
tujhko laaj na aaye
chanda aa

saath gagan ganga tere sautin
leti hai mujhse badle gin gin
leti hai mujhse badle gin gin
poochh ise kahin mere piya ka
baithhi na soch(?) chhupaaye
chanda
tujhko laaj na aaye
meri chhod piya ka saath
akela
man hi man muskaaye
chanda
tujhko laaj na aaye
chanda aa


This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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.

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Kidar Sharma has often been given a title of ‘one-man film industry’. He was producer, director, actor, story/screen-play/dialogue writer, lyricist, editor, still photographer etc. He was also known to have the working knowledge of Hindustani classical music. He also sang a song on himself in the film ‘Inquilaab’ (1935). With a vast knowledge gained from working in New Theatres, Kolkata during 1933-41 and in Ranjit Movietone during 1942-47, Kidar Sharma had directed 11 films and written lyrics for 23 films before he turned producer with ‘Neel Kamal’ (1947).

Kidar Sharma had a passion for film making. Otherwise why a young man of 22 years after completing M.A. in English literature would join the New Theatres (NT) as a painter. He would have very well got the job of a lecturer in any college in around his native Punjab. His progress in filmy career was rapid. Within 2 years of joining NT, he was a still photographer and the lyricist for ‘Devdas’ (1935). he became dialogue writer for the Hindi version of ‘Vidyapati’ (1937) in addition to song writing. By 1939, Kidar Sharma had become a free-lance director with ‘Aulaad’ (1939’, his debut film as a director followed by ‘Chitralekha’ (1941) which became much talked about film. Incidentally, after about 23 years, Nadiadwala of Pushpa Films engaged Kidar Sharma to direct ‘Chitralekha’ (1964), a remake of its 1941 version.

After directing 9 films for Ranjit Movietone, Kidar Sharma decided to produce and direct ‘Neel Kamal’ (1947) under his own banner, Oriental Pictures. In fact, nobody was prepared to produce this film, not even his employer, Ranjit Movietone. So, he was forced to become the producer. He arranged finances by selling the distribution rights of the film in advance. For his maiden venture, he introduced two new comers – Raj Kapoor and Madhubala. Both the actors had done some bit roles in films before they were given the lead roles for the first time in the film. The film was an average success in terms of box office collections. Since then, Kidar Sharma has produced and directed 14 films between 1947 and 1980.

As a producer-director, Kidar Sharma was not a showman like Raj Kapoor for whom the production value in terms of star cast, techniques and costly sets for film shooting were as important as the theme of the film. On the other hand, Kidar Sharma was an antithesis of a showman. He believed in low budget film which ruled out taking star actors for the lead roles. Hence, for almost all his films which he produced and directed, he preferred new comers and his protégées to whom he had earlier introduced in his films. In this process, he gave to the Hindi film industry, popular actors like Raj Kapoor, Madhubala, Geeta Bali, Bharat Bhushan, Mala Sinha, Tanuja etc to whom he introduced in his films as lead actors for the first time. Similarly, he mostly relied on Snehal Bhatkar and Roshan as music directors for his films who were introduced by him in his films ‘Neel Kamal’ (1947) and ‘Sohag Raat’ (1948), respectively for the first time.

Kidar Sharma’s last box office successful film as a producer-director was ‘Baawre Nain’ (1950) with Raj Kapoor and Geeta Bali in the lead roles. All his subsequent films like ‘Shokhiyaan’ (1951), ‘Gunaah’ (1953), ‘Chhora Chhori’ (1954) and Rangeen Raaten’ (1956), did not fare well at the box office. All his films in the 1960s and thereafter numbering 6 either failed miserably at the box office or did not get released. I guess, ‘Sehme Huye Sitaare’ (1994) was his last film which remained unreleased in the theatres.

I have watched selectively a few films of Kidar Sharma from 1940s to 1960s. In most of his films, the story is based on a village or a small town and he tries to depict the intricate human relationships. All his films gives an impression that he had not come out of the Bengali mode of film making which were losing stream in Hindi film industry in the later 1960s where films were seen more as a medium of entertainment to fill the coppers of producers and distributors in terms of profits than covering the social issues concerning the society at large. Kidar Sharma did not fit in this milieu. So, the last 5-6 films produced and directed by him became obscure to such an extent that most of the us do not even remember the title of the films.

‘Pyaase Nain’ (1989) was one of the obscure films produced and directed by Kidar Sharma. The star cast included Kanan Kaushal, Yuvraj, Madhup Sharma, Naaz, Anant Marathe, Gauri Varma, Veena Sood with Shyama, Dev Kumar Gajanan Jagirdar, Hiralal and Maruti as guest artists. The film had 6 songs (including one song re-used from ‘Chhora Chhori’ (1954). Kidar Sharma wrote the lyrics which were set to music by Snehal Bhatkar.

The film was certified by the Censor Board on December 5, 1989. I am not aware whether the film was released in the theatres. I also do not find the gramophone/CD version the songs. Fortunately, the VCD of the film is available on one of the video sharing platforms. After watching the initial part of the film, I lost interest in watching the rest of the film. However, I have watched the picturisation of 3 songs in the film. My take on this film is as under:

1. Kanan Kaushal in 1989 was 50. But in this film, she looks much younger. Incidentally, Kanan Kaushal made her debut in Hindi film in 1969.when she was 30.

2. Of the 6 songs, one song is rendered by Mohammed Rafi with Suman Kalyanpur. The voice of Rafi sounds like his voice of the 60s. There is another duet in which Rajkumari Dubey sings for Kanan Kaushal. There are two songs by ghazal singer, Mahesh Chandra who had also sung in ‘Maikhaana’ (1967) for Kidar Sharma.

3. The treatment in the film in terms of cinematography, costumes and dialogues give an impression that this film was shot in the 60s through early 70s.

My own hunch is that the film was majorly shot between 1970 and 1975. Kanan Kaushal had become a well sought-after actress for mythological films after the tremendous success of her film ‘Jai Santoshi Maa’ (1975). In the wake of her success, I do not think that she would have agreed to act in ‘Pyaase Nain’ post 1975. Going by the style of film making by Kidar Sharma in his later years, during which time he used to shoot the film as and when he could raise finance, this film must have been delayed for want of finance. By the time the film got completed, it was terribly out of date. Probably, the film got released only on Television.

One of the six songs which I liked the most from the film ‘Pyaase Nain’ (1989) is ‘aao aawaaz se aawaaz milaakar gaayen’ sung by Mohammed Rafi and Suman Kalyanpur which I am presenting here. The song is written by Kidar Sharma which is set to music by Snehal Bhatkar. When I said earlier that Rafi’s voice sounds like that of his voice in the 60s, I remember his voice in the song dil-e-betaab ko seene se lagaana hoga from ‘Paalki’ (1967). Incidentally, this song is also sung by Mohammed Rafi and Suman Kalyanpur.

With this song, ‘Pyaase Nain’ (1989) makes its debut on the Blog.

Audio

Video

Song-Aao aawaaz se aawaaz milaakar gaayen (Pyaase Nain)(1989) Singers-Rafi, Suman Kalyanpur, Lyrics-Kidar Sharma, MD-Snehal Bhatkar
Both

Lyrics

aao aawaaz se aawaaz
milaakar gaayen en en en
aa aa aa aa
aao aawaaz se aawaaz milaakar gaayen en en
aa aa aa aa aa

kamse kam kaan mein itna to main keh sakti hoon oon
kamse kam kaan mein itna to main keh sakti hoon oon

itna to tu keh sakti hai
dhadkanen aap ki
seene mein
dhadkanen aap ki seene mein pirona hai mujhe ae ae
aa aa aa aa

aao aawaaz se aawaaz milaakar gaayen en en en
aa aa aa aa

meri aankhon mein nazar aayi tumhen wo tasweer eer
meri aankhon mein nazar aayi tumhen wo tasweer eer
nazar aayi mujhe wo tasweer
nazar aayi mujhe wo tasweer

laaj se soyi kali simti huyi baahon mein ae ae
aa aa aa aa
aao aawaaz se aawaaz milaakar gaayen en en en
aa aa aa aa

neend aaye to teri saans jagaa deti hai ae
neend aaye to teri saans jagaa deti hai ae

meri saans jagaa deti hai
meri saans jagaa deti hai
wo jawaan khwaab ke parda hai jinhen mardon se ae ae ae
aa aa aa aa

aao aawaaz se aawaaz milaakar gaayen en en en
aa aa aa aa

laakh parda ho magar maan bhi jaao na wo baat
laakh parda ho magar maan bhi jaao na wo baat
kaho kaun si baat
hmm
kaho kaun si baat

dil jigar sharabati aankhon ke nazar karne do
aa aa aa aa
aao aawaaz se
aawaaz milaakar gaayen en en en en
aa aa aa aa
aao aawaaz se aawaaz milaakar gaayen en en en en
(hmm hmm)
aa aa aa aa
aao aawaaz se aawaaz


This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of atulsongaday.me, then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

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4th June today.

And the day today, amongst other celebrations, is the birth anniversary of Nutan, the eminent and the most charming leading lady of the Hindi cinema.

Just the name clicks off a series of memories – memories of remarkable and brilliant assays portrayed on screen. The quintessential woman in the Indian milieu – more traditional and motherly, and yes, frisky and romantic too. Forever, the image remains in the mind of the timid, near helpless Kalyani of ‘Bandini’ (1962) – resigned to her fate, but then also driven to an extreme emotion that ends up quenching a human life.

She is the Gauri of ‘Seema’ (1955) – once again a timid girl from a poor family, so conscious of her social standing that she bears all insults, till she will breakdown into a madcap fit of anger and destroy a room while humming “Manmohana Bade Jhhothe. . .”. In the same breath, she is the frisky Jameela of ‘Dil Hi To Hai’ (1963) and the animated presentation of “Parda Uthe Salaam Ho Jaaye”. She would be Radha in ‘Khandaan’ (1965) crooning “Tumhin Mere Mandir. . .” to a handicapped husband, or the Bhavna of ‘Yaadgaar’ (1970) telling her beloved “. . .Saathi Na Samajh, Koi Baat Nahin, Mujhe Saath To Aane De. . .”, or even as Kumud, doing a very traditional garba dance, singing “Main To Bhool Chali Babul Ka Des. . .” in ‘Saraswatichandra’ (1966), and even as the simpleton widowed Mahjabeen, singing “Tera Mera Saath Rahe. . .” to her new and younger husband, unaware of the game of deceit she is caught in (‘Saudaagar’, 1973).

And in the midst of all she is also playing Sulekha with the song “Ye Tanhaai Hai Re Hai, Jaane Phir Aaye Na Aaye. . .” (‘Tere Ghar Ke Saamne’, 1963), and also the innocent sounding Shanti telling her beloved “Chhod Do Aanchal Zamaana Kya Kahega. . .” (‘Paying Guest’, 1957), or the pure and simple Pushpa singing “Chupke Se Miley Pyaase Pyaase. . .” (‘Manzil’, 1960), and even the very naughty “C A T Cat, Cat Maane Billi. . .” as Asha in ‘Dilli Ka Thug’ (1958), or even asking her beau “Sach Bata Tu Mujh Pe Fida. . .” in ‘Sone Ki Chidiya’ (1958), and then telling her saheliHaaye Unki Wo Nigaahen. . .” in ‘Aakhri Daao’ (1958). She is the Laila in ‘Laila Majnu’(1954) and is the Heer in ‘Heer’ (1956), the unfortunate Princess of ‘Shabaab’ (1954) with no happiness writ in her life. She is the Radha of ‘Milan’ (1967) and the Aarti of ‘Anari’ (1959), the unfortunate and the dispossessed Shanti of ‘Chhalia’, the proud first wife Sanjukta in ‘Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki’ (1978), Nirmala of ‘Dulhan Ek Raat Ki’ (1967), as also the misled Ashoo in ‘Dil Ne Phir Yaad Kiya’ (1966). She is Anu, the broken sorrowful mother of a fatally ill child in ‘Anuraag’ (1971), the lovelorn and misunderstood Shanno in ‘Kanhaiya’ (1959), and the shunned and outcast untouchable in ‘Sujata’ (1959).

And in the midst of all this, she also is ‘Chhabili’ singing for herself – “Ae Mere Humsafar. . .”. Oh how I wish this film was available – would have loved to see the presentation of this song assayed by her. Nutan sang as many as six songs in this film – 2 solos and 4 duets. Presumably so, all the songs would be pictuized on herself. Surely a film truly worth pining for. 🙂

Four decades, over 70 films and a record 5+1 Filmfare awards for her portrayals – a record that stands in her name till now.

The song being presented today is a duet with Geeta Dutt. From the sounds of it, it is quite a playful and lively song. The words for this song are from the pen of S Ratan, and the music is by Snehal Bhatkar.

Enjoy this lovely rendition, Nutan – singing for herself.

 

Song – Yaaro. . . Kisi Se Na Kehna  (Chhabili) (1960) Singer – Nutan, Geeta Dutt, Lyrics – S Ratan, MD – Snehal Bhatkar
Nutan + Geeta Dutt

Lyrics

yaaro. . . oo..oo

kisi se na kehna
hai chhup chhup ke rehna
ho yaaro..oo
kisi se na kehna
hai chhup chhup ke rehna
main chori chori
chori chori aaya hoon
musibat na ban’na
yaaro. . . oo..oo

kisi se na kehna
hai chhup chhup ke rehna
main chori chori
chori chori aaya hoon
musibat na ban’na
yaaro. . . oo..oo

milun jo main kisi se
nazar ka hoon dhokha
raahen meri hain band
raahen meri hain band
par kisi ne nahin roka
main chori chori
milun jo main kisi se
nazar ka hoon dhokha
raahen meri hain band
par kisi ne nahin roka
main chori chori
chori chori aaya hoon
musibat na ban’na
yaaro. . . oo..oo

mujh ko hai zara shubha
mujh ko hai zara yakeen
jhoomta hai aasmaan
jhoomta hai aasmaan..aa..aan
ya jhoomti hai ye zameen
kaun hosh mein wahaan
hum bhi nashe mein yahaan
talaash kar rahi nazar
pila gaya wo hai kahaan
talaash kar rahi nazar
pila gaya wo hai kahaan

koi
na jaane
main kahaan
chhup chhup
jo main rahoon
yahaan
poochhe
jo koi main kahaan
naa naa
kisi se kehna

yaaro. . . oo..oo

kisi se na kehna
hai chhup chhup ke rehna
ho yaaro..oo
kisi se na kehna
hai chhup chhup ke rehna
main chori chori
chori chori aaya hoon
musibat na ban’na
yaaro. . . oo..oo

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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यारो॰ ॰ ॰ ओ॰॰ओ

किसी से ना कहना
है छुप छुप के रहना
हो यारो॰॰ओ
किसी से ना कहना
है छुप छुप के रहना
मैं चोरी चोरी
चोरी चोरी आया हूँ
मुसीबत ना बनना
यारो॰ ॰ ॰ ओ॰॰ओ

किसी से ना कहना
है छुप छुप के रहना
मैं चोरी चोरी
चोरी चोरी आया हूँ
मुसीबत ना बनना
यारो॰ ॰ ॰ ओ॰॰ओ

मिलूँ जो मैं किसी से
नज़र का हूँ धोखा
राहें मेरी हैं बन्द
राहें मेरी हैं बन्द
पर किसी ने नहीं रोका
मैं चोरी चोरी
मिलूँ जो मैं किसी से
नज़र का हूँ धोखा
राहें मेरी हैं बन्द
पर किसी ने नहीं रोका
चोरी चोरी आया हूँ
मुसीबत ना बनना
यारो॰ ॰ ॰ ओ॰॰ओ

मुझको है ज़रा शुभा
मुझको है ज़रा यकीन
झूमता है आसमान
झूमता है आसमान॰॰आं
या झूमती है ये ज़मीं

कौन होश में वहाँ
हम भी नशे में यहाँ
तलाश कर रही नज़र
पिला गया है वो कहाँ
पिला गया है वो कहाँ

कोई
ना जाने
मैं कहाँ
छुप छुप
जो मैं रहूँ
यहाँ
पूछे जो कोई मैं कहाँ
ना ना
किसी से ना कहना

यारो॰ ॰ ॰ ओ॰॰ओ

किसी से ना कहना
है छुप छुप के रहना
हो यारो॰॰ओ
किसी से ना कहना
है छुप छुप के रहना
मैं चोरी चोरी
चोरी चोरी आया हूँ
मुसीबत ना बनना
यारो॰ ॰ ॰ ओ॰॰ओ


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Today’s song is from film ‘Aaj Ki Baat’ (1955).

In one of his earliest posts, Atul ji had said that the Indian people like to talk about 3 things – politics, films and cricket. How true it was. . . till Whatsapp and Facebook became an obsession for most people in India. Now you see different, sometimes even strange topics being discussed with taste. Additionally, there are wise people to give you free doses of a variety of knowledge. In all this crowd, sometimes one finds even a few intelligent posts too !

Recently, I saw a video by National Geographic. It showed how a mother bear saves her wayward baby bear, from almost certain clutches of a hungry lion. Motherly love or love for children is a common factor among animals and humans. While animals try to protect their babies from enemies, starvation and life threatening situations, human parents try to provide the goodies of life and a paying career line to their children.

Film people are no different in this. Almost every successful star wishes that his children join this line and be famous and successful. However, they forget that in their own case they had struggled hard to earn their place in the life and more importantly they forget that talents are not necessarily hereditary !

When I chose today’s Talat song from film ‘Aaj Ki Baat’, I realised that this was the launching film for Ajit Chitnis – son of ace actress Leela Chitnis. Unfortunately, the film career of Ajit Chitnis never took off beyond his first and the only film. Actually, Ajit was a qualified commercial pilot, but he could not get a job in any air line. Consequently, he became a victim of alcoholism and was spoiled further. To help him settle in life, his mother-Leela Chitnis tried to bring him in film line. When she noticed her contemporary, Shobhana Samarth produced a film ‘Hamari Beti’ (1950), to launch her daughter Nutan, Leela too decided to produce a film to launch one of her two sons as an actor. She chose Ajit as he was elder and needed help. Manvendra (Leela used to call him as ‘Meena’) was not launched ceremoniously, but later he acted in 4 films in side roles. In his last film,’Ramu To Deewana Hai’ (1980) he even shared the credits with his mother. The history of most star sons in films is not very encouraging. In fact, success and failure ratio may be 10 to 90 percent in success and failures.

It is said that ‘No tree can grow under a Banyan tree’. This is absolutely true and applicable in film industry. Except in cases like the Kapoor family, i.e. Raj, Shammi and Shashi,who made their bright careers despite the shadow of their father and other brothers, we find that many of the sons, daughters, brothers or sisters of many popular and famous film stars were failures and never made it big in Hindi cinema.

We know cases like Suneil Anand, Nasir Khan, Tony Walker, Naina Sahu, Meera Joglekar, Ajit Chitnis, Rajendranath, Narendranath, Anoop Kumar, Mallika, Khursheed Jr., Simple Kapadiya, Shivangi Kolhapure,  Preeti Ganguly and many more. In spite of having all the backing of the famous family member, these and such many others just did not make it, because Talents are not always hereditary !

They all were given a fair opportunity to display their talent on the screen , but unfortunately despite their honest effort  their skill could not come out  & the viewers were left unimpressed . They were selected by big banners and well experienced directors were there to guide them. But  their talent remained hidden inside them and with their nonexistent artistry they disappointed their mentors. Non-actor Sohan Kapila was in the romantic lead of Filmistan’s ‘Babar’, which was released in 1960. This film was directed by Hemen Gupta, the distinguished director, who earlier had directed ‘Anand Matth’ (1952) for Filmistan. The film, also had the winning combination of Sahir and Roshan.  Dependable character actor Gajanan Jagirdar played the role of the great Mughal Emperor Babar . But the movie flopped, as the new hero failed pathetically to register  any emotion on his face. A big jolt for Seth Tola Ram Jalaan, who was already facing financial problems. Mr. Kapila appeared in 2-3 movies in inconsequential roles and disappeared from scene for ever. His daughter Padmini Kapila also pursued a career in films, but could not achieve much success .

There were many other actors like him, who got a chance to appear opposite illustrious heroines, unfortunately their effort did not make any impact on the cine loving public. Watching their miserable performance on the screen, no film maker came forward to sign them.  Out of sight is out of mind, it was matter of time when public as well as film industry forgot them.

‘Malhaar’, as the name suggests, is a musical film produced by the great singer Mukesh in 1951 . It had story by veteran actor SK Prem and its evergreen music was composed by Roshan. The movie had new comers Arjun and Shammi (Nargis Rabaadi). Arjun did get another chance in ‘Daku Ki Ladki’ (1954) to please the viewers with his emoting before the camera, but could not succeed and it was end of his career.

Rattan Chopra, the lucky boy was selected for films, among hundreds of aspirants. Mohan Kumar had suffered a huge set back when ‘Aman’ flopped. He  took the newcomer for ‘Mom Ki Gudia’ (1972) opposite Tanuja, with great hopes.  Unfortunately, the film failed to dispel the gloom and sank to the rock bottom. Acting was not his cup of tea, Rattan Chopra understood and wisely opted out of the race of stardom.

Director Amarnath introduced new comer Vijay Kumar in his 1954 offering ‘Alif Laila’ opposite Nimmi and Asha Mathur.  Sohan Kapila and Vijay Kumar had impressive physique, but had no clue about acting. The movie had lilting music by Shyam Sunder, which was his last contribution towards film industry. Helen for the first time got a chance to perform solo in the movie and for many decades she remained on top. But for Vijay Kumar it was his first & last chance.

Another non actor Premendra was introduced by old timer Vijay Bhatt in ‘Holi Aayee Re’ (1970), which was directed by his younger sibling Harsukh Bhatt.  It was pathetic to watch Premendra unsuccessfully trying to show case his imaginary ability in the field of acting .The movie flopped phenomenally and a huge investment made by Bhatt Brothers went up in a cloud of smoke.

There were some more like Pratibha Sinha, Archan Gupta, Jayant Gupta, Ashok Sharma,  Nusrat Kardar, Rajeev Kapoor, Manish Kumar, Navin Chandra, Aroop Kumar, Prashant, Shalini, Kaycee Mehra, Vikram, Shekhar Suman, Deepak Kumar, Ajay, Som Dutt and many more. Among them, some film names which I remember off hand are Deepak Kumar in ‘Aabroo’ (1968), ‘Ajay’ in ‘Wapas’ (1969), Som Dutt in ‘Mann Ka Meet’ (1968), Vikram in ‘Julie’ (1975), Rajeev Kapoor in ‘Raam Teri Ganga Maili (1985), Shekhar Suman in ‘Utsav’ (1984), Kaycee Mehra in ‘Chhabilee’ (1960) and Mem Didi (1961), Prashant in ‘Sehra’ (1963), Ashok Sharma in ‘Hamari Yaad Aayegi’ (1961), Ajit Chitnis in ‘Aaj Ki Baat’ (1955), Nusrat Kardar in ‘Dard’ (1947), Manish in ‘Saraswati Chandra’ (1968), Rajiv in ‘Nayi Umar Ki Nayi Fasal’ (1965), Aroop Kumar in ‘Bezubaan’ (1962) etc. There could be more such examples. Readers can give their comments.

According to what Leela Chitnis wrote in her autobiography, ‘Chanderi Duniyet’ (‘चंदेरी दुनियेत’), during the period 1952-53 she was in a very bad financial position. Her health had worsened due to a wrong operation and then a corrective surgery. Valuable time and all money was lost in this. To come out of this situation, she planned to produce a film launching Ajit. As the luck would have it, the film started in 1953, but took 2 years to complete. The rights were sold to a distribution company. They released the film first in Punjab, where it flopped miserably. Then it was not released anywhere at all and went into the cans forever. This was a great shock to Chitnis family.

The film had 8 songs. 2 songs are already discussed here. This is the 3rd song, sung by Talat Mehmood. Written by Raj Baldev Raj, it was composed by the ‘Gentleman Maestro’ – Snehal Bhatkar.

White full shirt, ironed white Pyjama, spectacles with big powerful lenses and the trademark white Gandhi Topi. He could easily be mistaken for a ‘Pandharpur Warkari‘ (a regular pilgrim to Pandharpur) or a member of a ‘Bhajani Mandali’ or simply a middle class ‘Marathi Manoos’. Such was the appearance of one of Hindi filmdom’s talented yet not so famous, music maestro VASUDEV GANGARAM BHATKAR or Snehal Bhatkar as we all love to know him.

In Hindi film music field, there were some talented composers like Ghulam Mohd, Mohd Shafi, Iqbal Qureshi, Daan Singh, C Arjun, Ramlal, Sardar Malik, Ajit Merchant, Jamaal Sen, Dattaram, Ganesh, Snehal Bhatkar etc., who could never reach the peaks of their careers. They really deserved this, but luck did not favour them. Big Banners never approached them and the losers were the lovers of music in India. They did not know, perhaps, how to sell their art. May be, they never wanted to enslave the music to gain name and fame, instead they preferred to settle for service to the music!

Bhatkar was one such composer. ‘Simple living and high thinking’ – never worked in this mayanagari, but he had no regrets. Till the end he was contented with whatever God gave him, whatever name and success he achieved. He was born into a family and grew in such atmosphere which was surrounded by traditional devotional music all around. In the lower middle class, the people had their entertainments in singing bhajans and doing keertans in temples en masse.

He was born on 17-7-1919. Vasudev G. Bhatkar knew at least 100 Bhajans by heart by the time he was in his 10th class. He was invited to sing in Ganesh Melas and other celebrations and soon became a well known name in the locality. Because of his singing and skills in playing harmonium and other instruments, he got a job in HMV in Bombay. Here he used to give accompaniment on harmonium to renowned classical singers. At the same time, taking cognizance of his singing skills, many Marathi bhavgeets and bhajans were recorded by HMV in those days. Some of them are popular in Maharashtra even today.

All the while, Bhatkar was looking for opportunity to compose in films. Sudhir Phadke, who too served in HMV and recorded some songs from 1943 to 1945, joined hands with Bhatkar and made a pair – Vasudev-Sudhir. They got a film of Baburao Painter ‘Rukmini Swayamvar’ in 1946 for music direction. The problem was due to his service in HMV, he could not openly work outside, hence he only gave his name as Vasudev. After this film the pair separated and Phadke went to give music to films like ‘Gokul’, ‘Aagey Badho’ etc. Due to financial constraints Bhatkar was unable to leave the job also.

In 1941, Bhatkar had come to know Kidar Sharma while recording songs for his film ‘Chitralekha’, which he was making for Ranjit Studios. Sharma had just come from Calcutta, to establish himself in Bombay. He had a knack of identifying talents. He gave chance to Bhatkar first to sing some songs with Leela Sawant in his film ‘Kaliyan’ (1944). After ‘Rukmini Swayamvar’, Kidar Sharma gave him his first break as independent composer in his ‘Neel Kamal’ in 1947. For this film, Bhatkar used the name  B Vasudev. Kidar Sharma had launched Raj Kapoor and Madhubala in adult roles as the lead pari in this film. It also launched Bhatkar, albeit in a pseudo-name. In the subsequent years Bhatkar used different names for different films-

  • ‘Suhaag Raat’ (1948) – as Snehal
  • ‘Sant Tukaram’ (1948) – as VG Bhatkar (he sang 6 songs also)
  • ‘Thes’ (1949) – as Snehal
  • ‘Sati Ahilya’ (1949) – as VG Bhatkar
  • ‘Pagle’ (1950) – as VG Bhatkar

After completing ‘Thes’ and ‘Sati Ahilya’, Bhatkar resigned from HMV.

He and Kidar Sharma were very good friends. Kidar gave him ‘Neki Aur Badi’ in 1949. He started the work. Meanwhile, Kidar Sharma met Roshan Nagrath in some musical event. Sharma was terribly impressed with Roshan and wanted to give him a break in his film. At that point of time, Kidar had just started work on ‘Neki Aur Badi’. He had a heart to heart talk with Bhatkar and Bhatkar gladly left the film for Roshan. Thus Roshan got his break with this film. Roshan never forgot Bhatkar’s magnanimity in his life and always respected Bhatkar.

In return Kidar Sharma gave ‘Hamari Beti’ (1950) to Bhatkar.  As he was a free bird now, Bhatkar started using the name Snehal Bhatkar from this film onward. Snehal was the short form of Snehalata, his daughter. Snehal Bhatkar did many Marathi films and recorded many bhajans in Marathi, which are ever popular. He did 27 films in Hindi and 12 films in Marathi. Out of 27 Hindi films, 9 were made by Kidar Sharma.

The song which made Mubarak Begum and Bhatkar famous in India was “Kabhi Tanhayion Mein, Hamari Yaad Aayegi” from the film ‘Hamari Yaad Aayegi’ (1961). (This film was was originally named ‘Jawaan Muhabbat’). Actually this song was to be done by Lata Mangeshkar. Lata had already recorded two songs for this film. Due to her extremely busy schedule she was unable to do this song, so she suggested the name of Asha Bhosle. However, already upset over Lata’s refusal, Kidar Sharma opted for Mubarak Begum and the rest is history-as they say. She made a gold of this song with her special voice.

After 1960, the musical scene in India was undergoing drastic changes and there was no space for composers like Bhatkar, who used minimum orchestra and dwelt upon melody. His films came after long intervals. Even Kidar Sharma left him after ‘Fariyad’ (1964) (only to return in ‘Pehla Kadam’ in 1980). Finally Bhatkar did his last film ‘Sehme Huye Sitaare’ in 1994, which featured his son Ramesh Bhatkar-who was already a popular hero in Marathi film, stage and TV. This obscure film did nothing good to Bhatkar.

After retirement Bhatkar devoted his time for children’s welfare and his original love – bhajan mandali singing.

Snehal or Vasudev Gangaram Bhatkar, together with cousin Devji Bhatkar and Panchambuwa Pandurang Shivalkar, was the founder member of ‘Vishwambhar Prasadik Bhajan Mandal’ in Dadar. It is still in operation after 50 years, with new set of singers. Bhatkar was very kind hearted. Every year, during Ganapati festival he used to visit his ancestral village ‘Bhate’ in Ratnagiri district and participate in singing bhajans.

Lata, Talat and Mukesh were his favourite singers. Talat, though has not sung many songs for him, his song “Zindagi Kis Mod Pe Laayee Hamein” from ‘Diwali Ki Raat’ (1956) was very popular. When rehearsals for this song were being done, Bhatkar had used only tabla and sitar for the practice session. The producer who chanced upon this rehearsal was so much impressed with this that he insisted recording the song only with minimum instruments. So, this song has only tabla, Sitar and another instrument for accompaniment.

Though there were many melodious songs composed by Bhatkar like, Khusro’s “Lakhi Baabul More Kaahe Ko Deeni Bides” sung soulfully by Mukesh in ‘Suhag Raat’ (1948); “Ro’oge Pachhtaoge” by Mukesh and Rajkumari in ‘Thes’ (1949); Lata’s “Chanda Tumko Laaj Na Ayee” from ‘Bhola Shankar’ (1951); Suman Kalyanpur’s “Haal e Dil Un Ko Sunaana Tha” from ‘Fariyaad’ (1964), except Kidar sharma no other big banner producer opted for Snehal Bhatkar. May be, his compositions were not so simple for common man to hum or sing, although they were quality songs.

Inspite of several melodious songs Bhatkar was never counted among the 1st line composers. Kidar Sharma also returned to him in 1980, but by that time Snehal Bhatkar was already on a descending track.

Snehal Bhatkar, a talented but not much applauded music director died peacefully on 29-5-2007 at his Dadar home.

Here is the song by Talat Mehmood from film Aaj ki baat-1955.

(My thanks to Shri MN Sardana ji for his post in ‘Voh Din Yaad Karo’ on Facebook, from which some information has been used herein.)

Song – Pyaar Ki Nazron Se Un Ko Dekhta Jaata Hai Dil (Aaj Ki Baat) (1955) Singer – Talat Mehmood, Lyrics – Raj Baldev Raj, MD – Snehal Bhatkar

Lyrics

aaaaaa aaaaaa
aaaa aaaaa aaaaaa
aaaaaa aaaaaa aaaaaaa
aaaa aaaa aaaa aaaaaa

pyaar ki nazron se un ko
dekhta jaata hai dil
pyaar ki nazron ki nazron se un ko
dekhta jaata hai dil
baat un ke saamne kehne se
ghabraata hai dil

kya hua mujhko
hai mere dil ki dhadkan tez tez
kya hua mujhko
hai mere dil ki dhadkan tez tez
thaamna mujhko ke seene se
uda jaata hai dil
baat un ke saamne kehne se
ghabraata hai dil

aaye hain wo zindagi
aaye hain wo zindagi
kadmon mein un ke daal de
kadmon mein un ke daal de
dil ko samjhaati hain nazren
mujhko samjhaata hai dil
baat un ke saamne kehne se
ghabraata hai dil

ho gai shaayad mohabbat
ho gayi un se mujhe
ho gai shaayad mohabbat
ho gayi un se mujhe
jab khayaal aata hai un ka
khud behal jaata hai dil
baat un ke saamne kehne se
ghabraata hai dil

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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आsssss आsssss
आsss आssss आsssss
आsssss आsssss आssssss
आsss आsss आsss आsssss

प्यार की नज़रों से उनको
देखता जाता है दिल
प्यार की नज़रों से उनको
देखता जाता है दिल
बात उनके सामने कहने से
घबराता है दिल

क्या हुआ मुझको
है मेरे दिल की धड़कन तेज़ तेज़
क्या हुआ मुझको
है मेरे दिल की धड़कन तेज़ तेज़
थामना मुझको के सीने से
उड़ा जाता है दिल
बात उनके सामने कहने से
घबराता है दिल

आए हैं वो ज़िंदगी
आए हैं वो ज़िंदगी
कदमों में उनके डाल दे
कदमों में उनके डाल दे
दिल को समझाती हैं नज़रें
मुझको समझाता है दिल
बात उनके सामने कहने से
घबराता है दिल

हो गई शायद मोहब्बत
हो गई उनसे मुझे
हो गई शायद मोहब्बत
हो गई उनसे मुझे
जब खयाल आता है उनका
खुद बहल जाता है दिल
बात उनके सामने कहने से
घबराता है दिल


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.

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Today’s song is from a film called ‘Diwali Ki Raat’ (1956). This is a film in which singer Talat Mahmood acted as a hero opposite heroine Roopmala. Talat Mahmood (24-2-1924 to 9-5-1998) acted in 12 films from 1945 to 1958 and he also did a cameo role, singing a song-“Shukriya Ae Pyaar Tera Shukriya“, of  three and half minutes in film Aaram-1951. In his early career starting in Calcutta, he fell in love with a Bangla actress Latika Mullick. They got married on 20-2-1951. She was converted to Islam and was renamed Nasreen, who bore two children to Talat. As per a book by Manek Premchand, ‘Talat Mahmood – The Velvet Touch’, he sang 777 songs which included Hindi film songs, NFS and unreleased films etc. As per another source he sang 451 Hindi film songs from 259 Hindi films.

Two very good singers – and my favourites – spoiled their singing careers at the cost of fulfilling their misplaced hype of making it as a singing hero, when such times had died down after Saigal. Mukesh ( 22-7-1923 to 27-8-1976 ) acted in 8 films from 1941 to 1956 and sang 928 songs from 538 films, as per one source. I personally feel, the film bug did more damage to Talat than Mukesh. Of course a money-smart Talat made it up with innumerable foreign tours for concerts and singing jaunts with a party made up of musicians, singers and mimicry artistes.

Recently, I received a copy of Talat’s handwritten inland letter, sent to one of my friends in Gujarat, who wanted to arrange his show. As per what Talat wrote on 26-12-1977, his fees was Rs. 12,000/-, plus hotel accommodation for him and others. The troupe, he said, consisted of singers, dancers, musicians and mimicry artistes. One may feel that Rs. 12,000 was too low, but remember, this was 41 years ago, when petrol was less than two rupees per litre. In late 70s, I had rented a two bedroom, 1,000 sq ft flat in prime locality like Andheri in Bombay, for just Rs. 800 pm. Today the same size flat will command a rent of Rs. 40,000 + pm.

Like the values of money and values of life changed in all these years, almost everything has changed nowadays. These changes have not come overnight, but like slow poisoning, the changes took almost 50 to 60 years to show their effect. The second world war and the independence era were the beginning when quantity started overpowering quality. The film industry was also not an exception. How good the acting or the music was, became secondary and how many films, became the testing apparatus to judge the actor or the composer. Thus the simple but the talented artistes fell behind and those who pushed hard or had the right connections (and the luck) went much ahead.

In the field of Music Direction, at least two names come to the mind, who were talented but too simple to last in the neck to neck competition of the film line. One of them was Snehal Bhatkar (the other being, Bharat Bhai’s favourite- Jaidev). He was the MD for the film ‘Diwali Ki Raat’.

White full shirt, ironed white pyjama, spectacles with big powerful lenses and the trademark white Gandhi Topi – he could easily be mistaken for a ‘Pandharpur Warkari’ (a regular pilgrim to Pandharpur) or a member of a ‘Bhajani Mandali’ or simply a middle class ‘Marathi Manoos’. Such was the appearance of one of Hindi filmdom’s talented, yet not so famous, music maestro VASUDEV GANGARAM BHATKAR or Snehal Bhatkar, as we all know him.

In Hindi film music field there were some talented composers like Ghulam Mohd, Mohd. Shafi, Iqbal Qureshi, Daan singh, C Arjun, Ramlal, Sardar Malik, Ajit Merchant, Jamal Sen, Dattaram, Ganesh, etc. who could never reach the peaks of their careers. They really deserved success and fame, but luck did not favour them. Big banners never approached them and eventually the losers were the music lovers in India. These composers did not know, perhaps, how to sell their art. May be they never wanted to enslave music to gain name and fame, instead they preferred to settle for genuine service to music!

Snehal Bhatkar was one such composer. The maxim of simple living and high thinking never worked in this Mayanagari, but he had no regrets. Till the very end he was contented with whatever God gave him, and whatever name and success he achieved.

He was born into and grew up in a family that was surrounded by traditional devotional music all around. In the lower middle class, the people had their entertainments in singing bhajans and doing keertans in temples en masse.

Vasudev G. Bhatkar was born on 17-7-1919. He knew at least 100 bhajans by heart by the time he was in his 10th class. He was invited to sing in Ganesh Melas and other celebrations and soon became a well-known name in the locality. Because of his singing and skills in playing harmonium and other instruments, he got a job with HMV in Bombay. Here he used to give accompaniment on harmonium to big classical singers. At the same time, taking cognizance of his singing skills, many Marathi bhavgeets and bhajans were recorded by HMV. Some of them are popular in Maharashtra even today.

All this while, Bhatkar was looking for opportunity to compose in films. Sudhir Phadke who also served in HMV and recorded some songs from 1943 to 1945, joined hands with Bhatkar and made a pair – Vasudev-Sudhir. In 1946, they got a film of Baburao Painter – ‘Rukmini Swayamvar’ – for music direction. The problem was that due to his service in HMV, he could not openly work outside. Hence he only gave his name as Vasudev. After this film, the pair separated and Phadke went to give music to films like ‘Gokul’ (1946), ‘Aagey Badho’ (1947), etc. Due to financial constraints Bhatkar was unable to leave his job with HMV.

In 1941, Bhatkar had come to know Kidar Sharma while recording songs for his film ‘Chitralekha’, which he was making for Ranjit Studios. Sharma had just come from Calcutta to establish himself in Bombay. He had a knack of identifying talents. He first gave a chance to Bhatkar to sing some songs with Leela Sawant in his film ‘Kaliyan’ (1944). After ‘Rukmini Swayamvar’, Kidar Sharma gave him his first break as an independent composer in his film ‘Neelkamal’ (1947), where Kidar Sharma launched Raj Kapoor and Madhubala in adult roles as the leading pair. Here Bhatkar used the name B Vasudev. In the subsequent years Bhatkar used different names for different films like VG Bhatkar in ‘Sant Tukram’ (1948), ‘Sati Ahalya’ (1949) and ‘Pagle’ (1950), and Snehal in ‘Suhaag Raat’ (1948) and ‘Thes’ (1949). After doing ‘The’s and ‘Sati Ahalya’, Bhatkar resigned from HMV.

Snehal Bhatkar and Kidar Sharma were very good friends. Kidar gave him ‘Neki Aur Badi’ in 1949. Meanwhile, Kidar Sharma met Roshan Lal Nagrath in some musical event. Sharma was terribly impressed with Roshan and wanted to give him a break in his film. At that point of time, Kidar had just started work on ‘Neki Aur Badi’. He had a heart to heart talk with Bhatkar and Bhatkar gladly left the film for Roshan. Thus Roshan got his break with ‘Neki aur Badi’. Roshan never forgot Bhatkar’s magnanimity in his life and always respected Bhatkar. In return Kidar Sharma gave ‘Hamari Beti’ (1950) to Bhatkar. As he was a free bird now, Bhatkar started using the name SNEHAL BHATKAR  from this film. Snehal was the short form of Snehalata, his daughter.

Snehal Bhatkar did many Marathi films and recorded many bhajans in Marathi, which are ever popular. He did 28 films in Hindi (including one unreleased film in the 1950s) and 12 films in Marathi. Out of 27 released Hindi films, 9 were made by Kidar Sharma.

The song which made Mubarak Begum and Bhatkar famous in India was ‘Kabhi Tanhayion Mein, Hamari Yaad Aayegi’ from the film ‘Hamari Yaad Aayegi’ (1961). (This film was was originally named ‘Jawaan Mohabbat’). Actually this song was to be done by Lata Mangeshkar. Lata had already recorded two songs for this film. Due to her extremely busy schedule she was unable to do this song, so she suggested the name of Asha Bhosle. But Kidar Sharma, already upset over Lata’s refusal, opted for Mubarak Begum and the rest, as they say, is history. She imbued a unique character to this song with her special voice.

After 1960, the musical scene in India was undergoing drastic changes and there was no space for composers like Bhatkar, who used minimum orchestra and dwelt upon melody. His films came in long intervals. Even Kidar Sharma left him after ‘Fariyaad’ (1964) only to return in ‘Pehla Qadam’ (1981). Finally Bhatkar did his last Hindi film ‘Sahme Hue Sitare’ (1994), which featured his son Ramesh Bhatkar, who was already a popular hero in Marathi film, stage and TV. This obscure film did nothing good to Bhatkar. After retirement Bhatkar devoted his time for children’s welfare and his original love – Bhajan Mandali singing.

Snehal or Vasudev Gangaram Bhatkar, together with cousin Devji Bhatkar and Panchambuwa Pandurang Shivalkar, was the founder member of ‘Vishwambhar Prasadik Bhajan Mandal’ in Dadar. It is still in operation after 50 years, with new set of singers. Bhatkar was very kind hearted. Every year, during Ganapati festival he used to visit his ancestral village ‘Bhate’ in Ratnagiri district and participate in singing bhajans.

Lata, Talat and Mukesh were his favourite singers. Although Talat has not sung many songs for him, his song “Zindagi Kis Mod Pe Laayee Hamein” from ‘Diwali Ki Raat’ was very popular. When rehearsals for this song were being done, Bhatkar had used only tabla and sitar for the practice session. The producer who chanced upon this rehearsal was so much impressed with this that he insisted recording the song only with minimum instruments. So, this song has only tabla, sitar and another instrument for accompaniment.

Though there were many melodious songs composed by Bhatkar like, Khusro’s “Lakhi Babul More Kaahe Ko Deenha Bides Re” sung soulfully by Mukesh in ‘Suhaag Raat’ (1948); “Ro-oge Pachhtaoge” by Mukesh and Rajkumari in ‘Thes’ (1949); Lata’s “Chanda Tujhko Laaj Na Aayee” from ‘Bhola Shankar’ (1951); Suman Kalyanpur’s “Haal-e-Dil Unko Sunana Tha“- Fariyaad (1964), no other big banner producer opted for Snehal Bhatkar, except Kidar Sharma . May be his compositions were not so simple for common man to hum or sing, although they were quality songs.

Despite several melodious songs Bhatkar was never counted among the first line composers. Kidar Sharma returned to him in 1980, but by that time Snehal Bhatkarwas already on a descending track.

SNEHAL BHATKAR, a talented but sadly not much applauded composer, died peacefully on 29-5-2007 at his Dadar home.

Today’s song is sung by Mahendra Kapoor. As far as I know, this is my first song of Mahendra Kapoor. Today’s song was his first solo song of his career. Mahendra Kapoor was among the premier playback singers of the Golden Age of Hindi musical cinema, with hits like “Chalo Ek Baar ” and “Neele Gagan Ke Taley” vaulting him to a level of celebrity rivaling the on-screen actors miming to his vocals. Born January 9, 1934, in Amritsar,  Kapoor spent the majority of his childhood in Mumbai, where he claimed top honors in the All-India Murphy-Metro Singing competition in 1957. His victory captured the attention of filmmaker Raja Nawathe, who used him in 1958’s ‘Sohni Mahiwal’. This also caused a controversy, because the contest was for new comers and Mahendra Kapoor had already sung  songs in several films like ‘Madmast’ (1953), ‘Madhur Milan’ (1955) ‘Lalkar’ (1956) and ‘Heer’ (1956) and also his first solo song in film ‘Diwali Ki Raat (1956). Later on he gave some lame excuse that he had not got any payment for that song etc. (beetehuedin.com has all the relevant details on this controversy and the court case etc, in MK’s interview article).

A year later, Kapoor launched into the top ranks of Bollywood singers when composer and musical director Ramchandra Chitalkar tapped him to perform the show stopping “Aadha Hai Chandrama Raat Aadhi” in the film ‘Navrang’ (1959). Kapoor quickly proved himself a versatile talent even by Bollywood standards, performing in a number of regional Indian languages beyond his native Hindi. Within the sub genre of Marathi language productions, he was renowned as the playback singer of choice for superstar Dada Kondke — and over time his repertoire expanded, becoming virtually synonymous with patriotic anthems when he delivered “Mere Desh Ki Dharthi. . .” in Manoj Kumar’s 1967 film ‘Upkaar’, a rendition that also earned him the Best Male Playback Singer honors from India’s National Film Awards voters.

Kapoor remained a respected and popular figure across his five-decade cinema career, notching additional hits via “Iktara Bole. . .” (from ‘Yaadgaar’, 1970), “Fakira Chal Chala Chal” (from ‘Fakira’, 1976) and “Ab Ke Baras” (from ‘Kranti’, 1981). While his filmography embraces dozens of directors, he enjoyed his most fruitful collaboration with filmmaker BR Chopra, a partnership that extends across productions like 1959’s ‘Dhool Ka Phool’, 1963’s ‘Gumrah’, 1965’s ‘Waqt’, 1969’s ‘Aadmi Aur Insaan’ and 1973’s ‘Dhund’. From 1980 onward Kapoor appeared largely in small, regional films in the Punjabi and Bhojpuri tongues, and with son Rohan he mounted a series of live tours spanning across India and overseas. His contributions to the Bollywood industry were later recognized via the Indian government’s Padmashri Award as well as the Madhya Pradesh government’s Lata Mangeshkar Award. Poor health plagued Kapoor during the final years of his life, and he suffered a fatal heart attack in his sleep on September 27, 2008.

Today’s song is the 7th song from this film, to be discussed here. There are 10 songs in the film as per HFGK, but one Talat song was removed from the film. For this film, Kersi Mistry and Prabhakar Naren were the assistants for Bhatkar. Mistry later claimed that the above song was composed by him.


Song – Tere Dar Ki Bhikmangi Hai Daata Duniya Saari (Diwaali Ki Raat) (1956) Singers – Mahendra Kapoor, Lyrics – Madhukar Rajasthani, Music – Snehal Bhatkar

Lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)

tere dar ki
bhikhmangi hai
daata duniya saari
ho daata duniya saari

koi maange mahal do-mehle
koi kutiya chhoti
koi maange sona chaandi
koi sookhi roti
re roti
koi maange laal salona
koi maange laal salona
koi sundar naari
maange koi sundar naari
waah re duniya rachne waale
shaan hai teri nyaari
shaan hai teri nyaari
tere dar ki bhikhmangi hai
tere dar ki bhikhmangi hai
daata duniya saari
ho daata duniya saari

koi tujh par phool chadha kar
maalik tujh rijhaaye
koi tujh par phool chadha kar
maalik tujh rijhaaye
koi bechaara dukh ka maara
aansoo bhent chadhaaye
koi bechaara dukh ka maara
aansoo bhent chadhaaye
donon hi mohtaaj hain tere
donon hi mohtaaj hain tere
donon tere pujaari
donon tere pujaari
khel rahe ho khel anokhe
kya samjhe sansaari
kya samjhe sansaari
tere dar ki bhikhmangi hai
tere dar ki bhikhmangi hai
daata duniya saari
ho daata duniya saari

———————————————————-
Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
———————————————————

तेरे दर की
भिखमंगी है
दाता दुनिया सारी
हो दाता दुनिया सारी

कोई मांगे महल दो-महले
कोई कुटिया छोटी
कोई मांगे सोना चाँदी
कोई सूखी रोटी
रे रोटी
कोई मांगे लाल सलोना
कोई मांगे लाल सलोना
कोई सुंदर नारी
मांगे कोई सुंदर नारी
वाह रे दुनिया रचने वाले
शान है तेरी न्यारी
शान है तेरी न्यारी
तेरे दर की भिखमंगी है
तेरे दर की भिखमंगी है
दाता दुनिया सारी
हो दाता दुनिया सारी

कोई तुझ पर फूल चढ़ा कर
मालिक तुझे रिझाये
कोई तुझ पर फूल चढ़ा कर
मालिक तुझे रिझाये
कोई बेचारा दुख का मारा
आँसू भेंट चढ़ाये
कोई बेचारा दुख का मारा
आँसू भेंट चढ़ाये
दोनों ही मोहताज हैं तेरे
दोनों ही मोहताज हैं तेरे
दोनों तेरे पुजारी
दोनों तेरे पुजारी
खेल रहे हो खेल अनोखे
क्या समझे संसारी
क्या समझे संसारी
तेरे दर की भिखमंगी है
तेरे दर की भिखमंगी है
दाता दुनिया सारी
हो दाता दुनिया सारी


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