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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 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.

‘Ladies Only’ (1939) was produced under the banner of Sagar Movietone and it was directed by Sarvottam Badami. The star cast included Surendra, Bibbo, Sabita Devi, Prabha, Harish, Budho Advani, Sunalini Devi, Kaushalya etc. The film was released on 16th February 1939 and Moraraji Desai, the Revenue Minister of the then Bombay State was the chief guest.

The film was a satirical comedy with an unusual end. In this film, Surendra was not a conventional hero in the sense that he did not get any of three main actresses at the end. I have made a synopsis of the story of the film based on the review published in April 1939 issue of ‘Filmindia’ which is given below:

Three girls from three different states, Bengal, Gujarat and Punjab viz Chhaaya (Prabha, Bengali), Sarojini (Sabita Devi, Gujarati) and Asha (Bibbo, Punjabi), meet at a railway station in Bombay (Mumbai). They decide to stay together for their boarding and lodging for which they rent a flat. Satish (Surendra) also meets these girls who come to know that he is passionate about music and stays opposite their rented flat.

The girls staying together for sometime now know each other’s nature. Asha, the Punjabi girl is crude, greedy, music lover, lazy, comfort seeker etc. Chhaaya, the Bengali girl is miser, coy, primitive, and childish. Sarojini, the Gujarati girl, is educated, resourceful and has a great organisational capacity but these are all at the expenses of other two girls. They also display one-upmanship about their respective states.

All the three girls not only live together, they also aim at the same man, Satish who spend much of his time with these girls either on outings or in their rented flat. One day, girls decide to visit his house across the street without notice and find a stout woman welcoming the girls. The stout woman turns out to be Satish’s wife. It is shocking for the girls. The girls walk out of the house muttering something derogatory about the men folk in general.

For Sagar Movietone, ‘Ladies Only’ (1939) gave them a good start for the year 1939 with a box office hit. This was followed by another box office success viz ‘Ek Hi Raasta’ (1939). The banner had also planned for their ambitious films like ‘Alibaba’ (1940) in Hindi and Punjabi and ‘Kumkum the Dancer’ (1940) in Hindi and Bengali. But before these films could be released, Sagar Movietone found themselves in a dire financial crunch. By the end of 1939, the banner was amalgamated with General Films to form National Studios.

‘Ladies Only’ (1939) had 11 songs written by Pandit Indra and Zia Sarhadi but the name of the specific lyricist for each song is not available. All the songs were set to music by Anupam Ghatak.

Here is the first song ‘chamke poonam ko poonam ko chaand’ from the film to appear in the Blog. The song is sung by Surendra and Bibbo. It can be observed that the structure of lyrics are not in usual form and the song is composed for Surendra and Bibbo on different notes and tempos. The song is probably picturised on them separately.

With this song, ‘Ladies Only’ (1939) makes its debut in the Blog.


Song-Chamke poonam ke poonam ko chaand (Ladies Only)(1939) Surendra, Bibbo, MD-Anupam Ghatak

Lyrics

chamke poonam ke
poonam ko chaand
chundariya mein
chundariya mein
haan
chamke poonam ke
poonam ko chaand
chundariya mein
chundariya mein

aadhi raat ko paayal baaje
aadhi raat ko paayal baaje
aadhi raat ko paayal baaje
aadhi raat ko paayal baaje
aadhi raat ko paayal baaje
oonchi atariya mein
oonchi atariya mein

chamke poonam ke
poonam ko chaand
chundariya mein
chundariya mein
haan
chamke poonam ke
poonam ko chaand
chundariya mein
chundariya mein

tan man kaa itihaas chhipa hai
tirchi najariya mein
tan man kaa itihaas chhipa hai
tirchi najariya mein
chamke poonam ke
poonam ko chaand
chundariya mein
chundariya mein

badi bedhab nainon ki maar
badi bedhab nainon ki maar
shikaari
khud ho gaya shikaar
shikaari
khud ho gaya shikaar
badi bedhab nainon ki maar
shikaari khud ho gaya shikaar
bik gayi main be-mol tol
is prem nagariya mein
bik gayi main be-mol tol
is prem nagariya mein
chamke poonam ke
poonam ko chaand
chundariya mein
chundariya mein
haan
chamke poonam ke
poonam ko chaand

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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 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.

Today is a special day for Atulites and each one of us on our Whatsapp Group knows that it is Blog’s 9th anniversary. The Blog’s anniversary is the mother of all other celebrations connected with it. Otherwise how would it be possible to celebrate century songs, artists’ centuries, artists’ birth anniversaries, the remembrance days, other special occasions etc without the existence of the Blog?

Nine years ago – July 19, 2008, the first song “Miley Na Phool To Kaanton Se Dosti Kar Lee” appeared on the Blog and Atul ji’s aspiration became a reality. As I understand from the blog posts, in this project, he got encouragement and support from another Hindi film music lover, Raja ji. In any start-up blogging, the initial support from the like-minded persons is very crucial for the success of the blog. As the Blog continued its run, many like-minded persons joined the musical bandwagon.

I joined the Blog sometime in the last week of July 2011 by fluke. I was searching for details of a song on the Google which directed me to the Blog. On the same day, I went through many songs and comments thereon. I felt that this Blog was the place where I could get all relevant and authentic information about the songs at one place. The facility of listening to the song simultaneously with lyrics interested me. I think, in the same month, lyrics in different colours for different singers were introduced for easy identification of singers.

Within a few months of joining the Blog, I got to know of the contributions made by the regulars to the Blog. Among them, Sudhir ji and Arun ji were making significant contributions in enhancing the quality and the reputation of the Blog. They continue to do so. Those days, Sudhir ji was covering in his write-ups mostly the songs of KL Saigal. I used to feel awesome of his detailed analysis of songs, especially of ghazals with English translations.
I was amazed by some of the rare information Arun ji, was churning out regularly on the old Hindi films, of artists and sometime also anecdotes from his kitty (read Note Book) which he had meticulously preserved since his younger days. His knowledge about the forgotten artists of yore was inspiration in developing my interest in such artists. In addition, he was also unwittingly assisting Atul ji, in what is called in media jargon, ‘content audit’ of the blog posts – especially of the old film songs.

After my retirement from the service in June 2009, my relatives and friends used to ask me as to how I am going to spend my time in the post-retirement period. I would reply them by saying that travelling and trekking were my hobbies and I would plan my travels and treks accordingly to keep myself busy. Now, when they ask the same question, I reply them by saying that I have been keeping myself busy in doing some research on old films, their songs and the artists. A bewildered look from them gives me the enough indications that it is beyond their comprehensions that such an activity can keep a person busy on a continuous basis. It was mainly because of my association with the Blog that I have kept myself as busy as I was during my employment.

As we celebrate the 9th anniversary of the Blog today, it is a matter of great satisfaction that there are more like-minded regulars on the Blog today than say 5 years back. I had said earlier on some other occasion and I will repeat that the bandwagons will not move in a desired speed with safety unless it is hauled by a powerful and well maintained locomotive. And that locomotive for the Blog is none other than Atul ji.

Whenever I go through the mind blowing statistical data, most of which are manually updated, I feel that the kind of the work load which Atul ji has been handling on a day-to-day basis for a musical blog has no parallel. While the songs get added on the Blog on arithmetical basis, the work relating to the statistical updating increases in geometrical proportion. As more and more songs get added to the Blog, I am afraid, Atul ji may have to devote more time to keep the Blog up to date than the time required for posting the songs. Hopefully, some alternative system would be developed to automatically update the data with all possible combinations once the song is posted on the Blog.

Congratulations Atul ji and his bandwagons on the occasion of the 9th anniversary of the Blog. I wish you many wonderful years to come for achieving more milestones for the Blog.

On the occasion of the 9th anniversary of the Blog, I have chosen a romantic non-film song ‘Hum Jawaan Tum Jawaan’ (1940s) sung by ‘Bombay Saigal’, Surendra on the words of Pandit Indra. The name of the music director is not known. The orchestration of the song gives me an impression that the music arranger associated with the composition of this song could be one from Goa.

When I first heard this song a year ago, I remembered the song “Hum Aur Tum Aur Ye Khushi” from ‘Alibaba’ (1940). There is some similarity in Surendra’s style of singing in both the songs which have western shades of music.
I was not aware that Surendra had sung many non-filmy songs in his early filmy career. As far as know, none of his non-fimly songs were available on YT until last year when I uploaded his 4 NFSs on YT out of around 20 available on Prof. Surjit Singh’s website.

The music composition for the song under discussion is the reminiscence of the influence of soft classical music of Western countries on Indian music scenes in the 1940s. Pankaj Mullick has sung a song “Praan Chaahe Nain Na Chaahe“(1940) based on Rabindranath Tagaore’s Bangla composition influenced by waltz music of the west. Even, Naushad, a bhakt of purity in Hindi film music, could not avoid waltz’s influence in “Ta Ra Ri Aa Ra Ri” in ‘Daastaan’ (1950).

With the song under discussion, Surendra makes a debut on the Non-Film Song’s segment of the Blog.


Song – Hum Jawaan Tum Jawaan, Husn Ishq Bhi Jawaan (Surendra NFS) (1940s) Singer – Surendra, Lyrics – Pt Indra, MD – [Unattributed]

Lyrics

hum jawaan tum jawaan
husn o ishq bhi jawaan
hosh kehta hum naadaan
hum jawaan tum jawaan

jab raaton ko chhaaye andheraa
apni duniya mein saveraa
jab raaton ko chhaaye andheraa
apni duniya mein saveraa
yaad mein unke dil kaa machalnaa
yaad mein unke dil kaa machalnaa
girnaa sambhalnaa uchalnaa
girnaa sambhalnaa uchalnaa
hum jawaan tum jawaan
husn o ishq bhi jawaan
hosh kehta hum naadaan
hum jawaan tum jawaan

ik halki si tees
ik meethi kasak
ik halki si tees
ik meethi kasak
apne jeene ke ye saamaan
apne jeene ke ye saamaan
ik tirchhi nazar
ik neechi nazar
ik tirchhi nazar
ik neechi nazar
hum to hotey hain un pe qurbaan
hum to hotey hain un pe qurbaan
hum jawaan tum jawaan
husn ishq bhi jawaan
hosh kehta hum naadaan
hum jawaan tum jawaan

chhoti raaten laakhon baaten
chhoti raaten laakhon baaten
laakhon hain armaan
laakhon hain armaan
dil kehta aaraam jawaani
dil kehta aaraam jawaani
hum kehten toofaan
dil kehta aaram jawaani
hum kehten toofaan
hum jawaan tum jawaan
husn ishq bhi jawaan
hosh kehta hum naadaan
hum jawaan tum jawaan
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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
———————————————————

हम जवां तुम जवां
हुस्न ओ इश्क़ भी जवां
होश कहता हम नादान
हम जवां तुम जवां

जब रातों को छाए अंधेरा
अपनी दुनिया में सवेरा
जब रातों को छाए अंधेरा
अपनी दुनिया में सवेरा
याद में उनकी दिल का मचलना
याद में उनकी दिल का मचलना
गिरना संभलना उछलना
गिरना संभलना उछलना
हम जवां तुम जवां
हुस्न ओ इश्क़ भी जवां
होश कहता हम नादान
हम जवां तुम जवां

इक हल्की सी टीस
इक मीठी कसक
इक हल्की सी टीस
इक मीठी कसक
अपने जीने के ये सामान
अपने जीने के ये सामान
इक तिरछी नज़र
इक नीची नज़र
इक तिरछी नज़र
इक नीची नज़र
हम तो होते हैं उन पे कुर्बान
हम तो होते हैं उन पे कुर्बान
हम जवां तुम जवां
हुस्न ओ इश्क़ भी जवां
होश कहता हम नादान
हम जवां तुम जवां

छोटी रातें लाखों बातें
छोटी रातें लाखों बातें
लाखों हैं अरमान
लाखों हैं अरमान
दिल कहता आराम जवानी
दिल कहता आराम जवानी
हम कहते तूफान
दिल कहता आराम जवानी
हम कहते तूफान
हम जवां तुम जवां
हुस्न ओ इश्क़ भी जवां
होश कहता हम नादान
हम जवां तुम जवां


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“Garib”(1942) was directed by Ramchandra Thakur for National Studios, Bombay. This movie had Surendra, Rose, Baby Meena, Veena Kumari, Santaka, N A Ansari, Agha, Pesi Patel etc in it.
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“Jawaani”(1942) was directed by Wajahat Mirza for National Studios, Bombay. The movie had Surendra, Jyoti, Husn Banu, Kayamali, Agha, Nawab, Dulari, Gulzar, A. R. Kabul, Sankata Prasad etc in it.
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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 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.

Who was the first female music director in Hindi film Industry? The answer to this question has changed thrice during the last few years.

It was believed that Saraswati Devi (real name: Khorshed Minocher-Homji) was the first female music director who composed songs for ‘Jawaani Ki Hawa’ (1935), produced under the banner of Bombay Talkies. Subsequently, it was established that Jaddanbai, who composed the songs for ‘Talaash-e-Haq’ (1935) was the first female music director, her film having been released earlier than ‘Jawaani Ki Hawa’. It will be interesting to know as to which of the songs from these two films were recorded first on the respective film’s sound track.
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“Paighaam”(1943) was directed by Surendra Desai for Amar Pictures, Bombay. This social movie had Sadhana Bose, Surendra, Anand Prasad, Anil Kumar, Pratima Devi, Ansari, Sulochana Chatterji, Bhola, Hadi, Khanjar, Preeti Kumar etc in it.
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Several years ago, I read a tale that made my blood boil. It was about a 96 year old lady, whose palatial house was snatched away forcibly from her by greedy land grabbers and she was forced to stay in the servant quarters of her own prime property. She was no ordinary lady either. she was the first female IAS officer of India.

When media got wind of this fact, the people who had usurped her property hurriedly brought her back to the mansion to “prove” to the media that she was very much the “owner” of her property.

Law abiding people earn some amount for their living and then try to live within them. Then there are some ambitious people who work hard and improve their earning and rise in economic status. They still live within their earning.
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“Garib”(1942) was directed by Ramchandra Thakur for National Studios, Bombay. This movie had Surendra, Rose, Baby Meena, Veena Kumari, Santaka, N A Ansari, Agha, Pesi Patel etc in it.
Read more on this topic…


This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, 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.

Prahlad Keshav Atre, popularly known in Maharashtra as Acharya Atre (1898-1969) was a multi-talented personality of Maharashta. He was a writer, a playwright, a poet, an educationist, a journalist, a politician and producer-director-screen play & dialogue writer. During his association with Hindi films, Acharya Atre produced films like ‘Charnon Ki Daasi’ (1941), ‘Raja Rani’ (1942), ‘Vasantsena’ (1942), ‘Tasveer’ (1943), ‘Dil Ki Baat’ (1944), ‘Parinde’ (1945) and ‘Dulha’ (1946) under the banner of Atre Pictures.
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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.

Today’s song is from the film Hamara Hindustan-50, made and directed by a German-Paul Zils. The film is making its debut, so not much will be known about this German- Paul Zils.
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