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Blog Day : 3569 Post No. : 14305

Thoda Sa Dil Laga Ke Dekh. . .

Film – ‘Musafirkhana’ from 1955, she plays the role Mary, the love interest of Frankie (Johnny Walker). Mary’s mother fancies another match for her daughter, and Frankie is contemplating suicide on that account. As it often happens in films, Mary breaks out into a song, trying to lift up Frankie’s dying spirits.

1958 – she plays the role of Nargis, the bosom friend of Sheela (Nutan), in this confused and comic scenario of mixed identities and true love – ‘Aakhiri Daao’. Funny to note that Nargis is her real name. And casting credit lists her assumed name. Always life is so interesting.

On to 1960 and ‘Dil Apna Aur Preet Paraayi’. Now she is Sheela, the naughty and playful nurse, who is reprimanded by the head nurse for putting on too much lipstick. Then it is ‘Half Ticket’ in 1962. As Lily, a partner in crime with Raja Babu (Pran) – the scene is simply hilarious, as she tries again and again to pat Vijay’s (Kishore Kumar) bottom – actually his back pocket, searching for an expensive diamond that Raja Babu has hidden there. There is a whole music and dance sequence, with a tape recorder keeping company, as she tries to extract the stolen goods from Vijay, without letting him know.

In 1965, she is Stella, the au pair companion to Rita (Nanda), in the musical romantic drama ‘Jab Jab Phool Khile’. 1970, moving into senior roles; the film is ‘Purab Aur Paschim’, and she herself is Rita, the British Indian wife of Sharma (Madan Puri), always with a smoking cigarette in her hand.

Fast forward forty years, to 2012 – she is very much on screen, this time playing the mother in law to Nargis (Daisy Irani) and grandmother of Farhad (Boman Irani) in ‘Shirin Farhad Ki To Nikal Padi’.

6th March earlier this year, she passed away in her sleep, just some weeks short of her 89th birthday. A memorable career for more than six decades, with quite over 200 films in her portfolio, and a number of very successful TV serials thrown in for good measure. Nargis Rabadi – she would have been 89 today.

Born this day in 1929, Nargis’ father was a priest in the Parsi temple. She was just 3 years old when her father passed away. Her mother raised her two daughters, working as a cook at the Parsi community festivals. After completing her studies, her elder sister got a job as an office secretary at Johnson & Johnson. So when Nargis completed her studies, she also came to Johnson & Johnson, working in the packaging department.

A close family friend and uncle, Chinuu Mama, was associated with the film industry. One thing led to another, and Nargis was introduced to Sheikh Mukhtar, who at that time was searching for a second lead lady for his film ‘Ustad Pedro’ (1951). At first, he was concerned that Nargis may not be able to handle the Hindi/Urdu dialogue, being a Parsi. But Nargis talked to him and the director Harish, and they were convinced she could do the role. That’s how she got her first break in films.

And with the first break, she also got a new name. The film’s director was concerned that her name might be confused with another rising star of those years – Nargis. And so he suggested her to change her name to Shammi. She did, and the name served her well for the remainder of her life. In later years, she became to be better known as Shammi Aunty.

Stringing through the cameos above, an interesting thing emerges. Her name is Nargis. She changes that to Shammi. In the 1958 film ‘Aakhiri Daao’, her name in credit appears as ‘Shammi’, and her screen name is Nargis. Then in 2012, her screen name is not clearly evident (in ‘Shirin Farhad. . .’), but then her daughter in law (Daisy Irani) has the screen name of Nargis. 🙂

Alongside ‘Ustad Pedro’, Harish was also directing another film at the same time – ‘Malhaar’ (produced by Mukesh, the singer). Impressed by her performance during the shooting of ‘Ustad Pedro’, he cast her as the heroine of ‘Malhaar’ opposite to another new face, Arjun. Although ‘Ustad Pedro’ did good business and was popular, ‘Malhaar’ failed to impress at the box office. The prospects of growing as a leading lady in the industry slowly receded.

But on the other hand, she became very much in demand for second lead female roles. Especially if the role demanded some comic goofiness, Shammi was quite the first name that the producers thought of. With little breaks here and there, she continued her cinematic journey, playing oh so many an endearing roles, leaving behind indelible memories. The wide eyed shocked look on her face as she opens the door to find her grandson (Boman Irani) standing there, as if coming out of a melee – is simply priceless. So many more of such moments flicker through the mind’s eye, as I pull together this piece today.

The song that I present today, however, is on a more somber note, the words expressing the very emotion that the heart wants to convey – “तुम चले॰॰॰ क्यों चले”. The film is ‘Awaara Ladki’ from 1967. This is an Asha Bhosle solo rendition that is picturized on a much younger Shammi. In the clip, we also see Sudesh Kumar – with a very lost look on his face, walking away from her, and then the song begins.

It is a peculiar situation – I am reminded of the one earlier song that I had posted from this film. The emotional mood of the song and the situation of that song is precisely the same – Sudesh Kumar + lost look + walking away, only the lady singing that song is different. It is Sheela Ramani singing “Arre Jaane Waale Nazar To Mila Ja”. Discovery of these two similar songs indicate some sort of a love triangle in the film’s story. Interesting – prompts me to watch this film.

This song is not listed in the Geet Kosh, although the print does indicate that there are more songs than the four listed. Music is by Dhaniram, and the uploader of this video clip, a dear friend Dharmesh from Rohtak, has indicated that the lyrics are from the pen of Kaif Irfani. So I will go by that information for now.

Bidding a good bye to a dear goofy artist, and to the long innings she has played on screen. Rest in peace, Nargis; or maybe I should say, wallow in mirth Shammi Aunty, wherever you are.

Adios and farewell.

 

Song – Tum Chale. . . Kyon Chale  (Awaara Ladki) (1967) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Kaif Irfani, MD – Dhaniram

 

Lyrics

toot chukka hai
dil pehle bhi
soch to mujh par thukraate zaalim
na loot naseeba banta hai abhi bhi

tum chale. . .  kyon chale
tum chale. . .  kyon chale
doley hansi labon pe
doley hansi labon pe
bhool rahe hain muskaana
bhool rahe hain muskaana
tum chale. . .  kyon chale

dhadkan ke saaz par hook ye kehti
dhadkan ke saaz par hook ye kehti
palak kinaara nadiyaan ansuwan ki behtin
palak kinaara nadiyaan ansuwan ki behtin
shaam e gham hi mera mausam suhaana
bhool rahe hain muskaana
bhool rahe hain muskaana
tum chale. . .  kyon chale

shab se shabnam rotey rotey kehti
shab se shabnam rotey rotey kehti
besahaara aaj dekh ek taara
besahaara
sun zara haaye
kehta angaara afsaana
bhool rahe hain muskaana
tum chale. . .  kyon chale

bin ishaare tere maut bhi na aati
bin ishaare tere maut bhi na aati
tu kar ehsaan main nadaan sahi
nadaan sahi
maut ki maujon mein
beh jaaun to chale jaana
bhool rahe hain muskaana
tum chale. . .  kyon chale

tum chale. . .  kyon chale
doley hansi labon pe
doley hansi labon pe
doley hansi labon pe
doley hansi labon pe
doley hansi labon pe
doley hansi labon pe

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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टूट चुका है
दिल पहले भी
सोच तो मुझ पर ठुकराते ज़ालिम
ना लूट नसीबा बनता है अभी भी

तुम चले॰ ॰ ॰ क्यों चले
तुम चले॰ ॰ ॰ क्यों चले
भूल रहे हैं मुसकाना
भूल रहे हैं मुसकाना
तुम चले॰ ॰ ॰ क्यों चले

धड़कन के साज पर हूक ये कहती
धड़कन के साज पर हूक ये कहती
पालक किनारा नदियां अंसुवन की बहतीं
पालक किनारा नदियां अंसुवन की बहतीं
शाम ए ग़म ही मेरा मौसम सुहाना
भूल रहे हैं मुसकाना
भूल रहे हैं मुसकाना
तुम चले॰ ॰ ॰ क्यों चले

शब से शबनम रोते रोते कहती
शब से शबनम रोते रोते कहती
बेसहारा आज देख एक तारा
बेसहारा
सुन ज़रा हाए
कहता अंगारा अफसाना
भूल रहे हैं मुसकाना
तुम चले॰ ॰ ॰ क्यों चले

बिन इशारे तेरे मौत भी ना आती
बिन इशारे तेरे मौत भी ना आती
तू कर एहसान मैं नादान सही
नादान सही
मौत की मौजों में
बह जाऊँ तो चले जाना
भूल रहे हैं मुसकाना
तुम चले॰ ॰ ॰ क्यों चले

तुम चले॰ ॰ ॰ क्यों चले
डोले हंसी लबों पे
डोले हंसी लबों पे
डोले हंसी लबों पे
डोले हंसी लबों पे
डोले हंसी लबों पे
डोले हंसी लबों पे


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

Blog Day : 3463 Post No. : 13895

Missing Films of 1960s – 40
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What a find – this song. A lovely tuneful song, sung by Asha Bhosle, and on screen performed by Sheila Ramani. Aah yes, the memorable danseuse of those lovely lilting songs of ‘Taxi Driver’ (1954).

The film is ‘Aawaara Ladki’ from 1967. The Geet Kosh carries very limited information for this film, in the print volume IV. The production company is listed as Skyland Productions, Bombay. The music director is Dhaniram. Two songwriters are listed – Rajnikant and Kaif Irfani. This song is penned by Kaif Irfani.

Apparently at one time, the songs of this film may have been very rare, but now quite a few songs of this film are available online, some in video form. The film has been located and is now available in public domain. Geet Kosh lists four songs for this film, with the indication that there are possibly more songs also. At current time, with a cursory search, I am able to locate six songs for this film, on YouTube.

From the three video clips available on YouTube, at least three actor names can be ascertained, viz. Sudesh Kumar, Sheila Ramani and Shammi. The story of the film is probably a love triangle. In this song we see Sheila Ramani attempting to woo Sudesh Kumar. And in another video clip, another song, Shammi is also doing the same.

The song is rendered by Asha Bhosle. It is such a treat to locate and watch a video clip that has Sheila Ramani performing a song. Brings back the memories of the wonderful dances of ‘Taxi Driver’ and other performances, like “Jhoome Re Kali Bhanwraa Ulajh Gayaa Kaanton Mein” from the 1954 film ‘Naukri’. Sheila Ramani has also played the lead role in one Pakistani film – a delightful comedy titled ‘Anokhi’ from 1956. This latter film has a charming song – “Gaadi Ko Chalaana Babu Halke Halke Halke, Zara Dil Ka Jaam Na Chhalke” (available on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUFh9negzQE).

With the identification of this video clip, Shiela Ramani’s filmography needs to be updated. Most online sources list ‘Maa Beta’ of 1962 as her last film. Now we need to add this 1967 film to the list.

Click on play and listen to and watch this enchanting song.


Song – Arre Jaane Waale Nazar To Mila Ja  (Aawaara Ladki) (1967) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Kaif Irfani, MD – Dhaniram

Lyrics

arre jaane waale
ey ey ey ey

arre jaane waale
arre jaane waale

arre jaane waale
nazar to mila ja
tu nazar to mila ja
koi aur bijli bhi dil pe gira ja
mere dil pe gira ja
arre jaane waale

oo oo oo oo oo
mere dard e dil ki hain sun ye sadaaein
ye kehti hain ashqon mein doobi wafaayen
mere aansuon ko
mere aansuon ko zara to hansa ja
tu zara to hansa ja
koi aur bijli bhi dil pe gira ja
mere dil pe gira ja
arre jaane waale

kadam rok le
dekh mausam haseen hai
agar tu ne jaana hai rukna nahin hai
to aane ka apne yakeen to dilaa ja
to aane ka apne yakeen to dilaa ja aa aa
koi aur bijli bhi dil pe gira ja
mere dil pe gira ja
arre jaane waale

oo oo oo oo oo
hain do din jawaani mein ulfat ke mele
mere jaan o dil ki duaaen tu le le
rahe kyon gham e dil
rahe kyon gham e dil
gham e dil mita ja
tu gham e dil mita ja
koi aur bijli bhi dil pe gira ja
mere dil pe gira ja
arre jaane waale

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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अरे जाने वाले
ए॰॰ ए॰॰ ए॰॰ ए॰॰

अरे जाने वाले
अरे जाने वाले

अरे जाने वाले
नज़र तो मिला जा
तू नज़र तो मिला जा
कोई और बिजली भी दिल पे गिरा जा
मेरे दिल पे गिरा जा
अरे जाने वाले

ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
मेरे दर्द ए दिल की हैं सुन ये सदाएँ
ये कहती हैं अशकों में डूबी वफाएँ
मेरे आंसुओं को
मेरे आंसुओं को ज़रा तो हंसा जा
तू ज़रा तो हंसा जा
कोई और बिजली भी दिल पे गिरा जा
मेरे दिल पे गिरा जा
अरे जाने वाले

कदम रोक ले
देख मौसम हसीं है
अगर तूने जाना है रुकना नहीं है
तो आने के अपने यकीं तो दिला जा
तो आने के अपने यकीं तो दिला जा॰॰आ॰॰आ
कोई और बिजली भी दिल पे गिरा जा
मेरे दिल पे गिरा जा
अरे जाने वाले

ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
हैं दो दिन जवानी में उल्फ़त के मेले
मेरे जान ओ दिल की दुआएं तू ले ले
रहे क्यों ग़म ए दिल
रहे क्यों ग़म ए दिल
ग़म ए दिल मिटा जा
तू ग़म ए दिल मिटा जा
कोई और बिजली भी दिल पे गिरा जा
मेरे दिल पे गिरा जा
अरे जाने वाले


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“Anand Math” (1952) was a Filmistan Production. It was directed by Hemen Gupta. This movie had Prithviraj Kapoor, Geeta Bali, Ajit, Pradip Kumar, Bharat Bhushan, S. L. Puri, Jankidas, Ranjana, Murad etc in it.
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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.

This song is from the film Pehli Raat-59. This patently Tear- Jerker film was made by A.A.Nadiyadwala’s Pushpa Pictures and it was directed by P.L.Santoshi who, once upon a time used to be a man with a Magic Wand. Ravi was the music director. Majrooh Sultanpuri was the lyricist. This duet is sung by Asha Bhonsle and Manna Dey. The cast of the film was Sohrab Modi, Nimmi, Rehman, Nanda, Sudesh Kumar, Lalita Pawar, Johnny Walker etc.
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This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Songs to Tickle Your Memory – 23
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‘Aankhen’ was released in 1950.  Most people remember it for being the debut film of music director Madan Mohan.  Amongst all the wonderful songs that caught the attention of the listeners, there is this lovely melody in the voice of Meena Kapoor, that really steals away your heart – “Mori Atariya Pe Kaaga Bole, Mora Jiya Doley, Koi Aa Rahaa Hai”.  For me, it is this one song that makes this film and its music memorable.  This is one of the two songs that Bharat Vyas wrote for this film.

Remembering Bharat Vyas on the anniversary of his passing away (5th July).
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This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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.

THE VELVET MAGIC – TALAT DUETS……Song No. – 10…Last song of the series.
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We end this series with a duet of Talat and Suman Kalyanpur, from the film Pyar ki Dastaan-1961.
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This article is written by Raja, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Amongst various phases that we go through in life, childhood, though the earliest of our conscious phases, usually manages to imprint some memories in our brain that seem to be indelible right through our life. We might forget what we had for lunch earlier today but we remember a seemingly inconsequential event that occurred when we were ten!
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This article is written by nahm, 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.

It is time to get on with the series and to finish it. Or it will soon be the day of Rafi sahab’s Birth Anniversary, if I keep dwelling on how to start a post and what to write in it. I have written 24 posts so far in this series and running out of steam. Or ideas-after all how much small talk one can indulge in, given the by and large, one way dialogue of this series. There is no doubt about it, that I have enjoyed doing this series.
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“Saaranga” (1960) was a Sharad Productions movie. It was directed by Dhirubhai Desai. The movie had Sudesh Kumar, Jayshree Gadkar, Nilopher, B. M. Vyas, Niranjan Sharma, Indira Bansal etc in it.
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This article is written by Raja, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

Of late, my guest posts here have been infrequent. And have almost always been for a particular occasion – an anniversary or blog milestone. Regulars here have brought this to my notice, saying that I should post more frequently and not just on occasions. I’m flattered and honoured that they like reading my posts. So a big thank you to all of them. I’m always happy to do a write-up here on this beloved blog – and if it’s been only on special occasions so far, it’s purely coincidental.
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