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

Blog Day :

4783 Post No. : 16538

#The Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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# Bhoole-Bisre Geet # 150 # Year -1971#
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We are celebrating ‘fifty years’ of the year ‘1971’, and discussing the movies released during that year and their songs.

In one of my earlier post I had mentioned the details of movies released from 01st January’1971 to 30th April’1971.

Today we look at the movies released between 01st May’1971 to 31st August’1971.

Here is the list: –

SNO Movie Title Director Passed by Censor Board Song Status on the Blog
1 Aap Aaye Bahaar Aayee Mohan Kumar 05.07.1971 Yippeeee’ed
2 Badnaam Basti Prem Kapoor 11.06.1971 1 song posted out of 4 Songs (1/4)
3 Baghaawat B. Vitthhalacharya 21.05.1971 0
4 Behake Kadam Dharmesh Dutt 21.08.1971 1/4 Songs posted
5 Beharoopia Rajesh Nanda 17.07.1971 1/6 Songs posted
6 Bikhare Moti Chanakya 06.08.1971 1/5 Songs posted
7 Brahmaa Vishnu Mahesh Babubhai Mistry 06.08.1971 1/7 Songs posted
8 Buddha Mil Gayaa Hrishikesh Mukherjee 24.05.1971 Yippeeee’ed
9 Caaravaan Nasir Hussain 15.06.1971 Yippeeee’ed
10 Chhoti Bahu K.B. Tilak 25.05.1971 4/6 Songs posted
11 Daakoo Maan Singh Babubhai Mistry 29.07.1971 0
12 Duniyaa Kya Jaane Shridhar 23.08.1971 1/7 Songs posted
13 Ek Din Aadhi Raat Kamal Sharma 02.07.1971 2/5 Songs posted
14 Ek Thi Reeta Roop K Shorie 15.05.1971 9/11 Songs posted
15 Haathi Mere Saathi M.A. Tirumugam 01.05.1971 Yippeeee’ed
16 Hulchal O.P. Ralhan 18.06.1971 No Songs
17 Iraadaa Rajdeep 20.05.1971 1/4 Songs posted
18 Jaane Anjaane Shakti Samant 17.05.1971 Yippeeee’ed
19 Jawaan Mohabbat Bhappie Soni 15.05.1971 Yippeeee’ed
20 Kathputli Brij 28.08.1971 2/8 Songs posted
21 Ladaki Pasand Hai C.L. Rawal 07.05.1971 1/8 Songs posted
22 Maayaa Baazaar K.V. Reddy 31.07.1971 0
23 Man Mandir Chanakya 20.05.1971 Yippeeee’ed
24 Maryaadaa Arbind Sen 12.05.1971 Yippeeee’ed
25 Meraa Gaaon Meraa Desh Raj Khosla 11.06.1971 Yippeeee’ed
26 Naadaan Deven Verma 20.08.1971 Yippeeee’ed
27 Parwaanaa Jyoti Swaroop 18.06.1971 Yippeeee’ed
28 Patangaa Kedar Kapoor 20.08.1971 Yippeeee’ed
29 Preetam Bhappie Soni 26.07.1971 Yippeeee’ed
30 Puraani Pehchaan Kewal Mishra 07.06.1971 2/6 Songs posted
31 Rakhwaalaa A. Subba Rao 12.08.1971 Yippeeee’ed
32 Shaan – E- Khudaa Nanubhai Vakeel 20.05.1971 1/7 Songs posted
33 Tere Mere Sapne Vijay Anand 13.05.1971 Y ippeeee’ed
34 Tulasi Vivaah Chandrakant 22.07.1971 3/14 Songs posted

We can see from the above table that three movies viz. ‘Baghaawat’, ‘Dakoo Maan Singh’, and ‘Maayaa Baazaar’ have not yet made their debuts on the blog.

The songs from these three movies seem to be unavailable as of now (as I could not find them). One movie ‘Hulchal’ had no songs in it. That gives us thirty movies from the total of thirty-four movies which have been represented on the blog.

Out of these thirty movies exactly half numbers i.e., fifteen movies have already been YIPPEED on the blog.

So, eleven movies from this period 01.05.1971 to 31.08.1971 still have a few songs left to be covered. Out of these eleven movies I have presented songs from ‘Badnaam Basti’, ‘Bahke Kadam’, ‘Brahmaa Vishnu Mahesh’, ‘Iraadaa’ and ‘Shaan E Khuda’.

Today I am presenting a song from the movie ‘Puraani Pehchaan’. I had not listened to the songs from this movie earlier and even the name was new to me when I came across it first time. I listened to the today’s song while preparation of this post and liked the song too.

“Puraani Pehchaan-1971” was directed by Kewal Mishra for ‘Durga Films, Bombay’.

It had Sanjeev Kumar, Tanuja, Madan Puri, Bela Bose, Shammi, B.B. Bhalla, Tarun Bose, Dhanraj, Dilip Dutt, Johny Whisky, Sangeeta, Rafia Sultana, and others.

This movie had six songs composed by Music Director Bhushan and lyrics for all songs were written by Naqsh Lyallpuri.

Following is the details of the songs of this movie as mentioned in HFGK Vol-V (1971-1980).

S.No. Song Title Singer/s Posted On
01 Bachpan ka saath chhoota hai jaise ki khwaab toota hai Asha Bhonsle, chorus
02 Murli naa chhed Kaanha Asha Bhonsle
03 Ye naa hamse poochhiye mil gayaa hai kya hamen Mohd Rafi,Asha Bhonsle 24.12.2012
04 Aye jaan e bahaaraan rooh e chaman Mohd Rafi 27.01.2016
05 Aa aa, aa jaa, mujhe neend aa gayi thhi, kisi dard ne jagaaya Asha Bhonsle Being discussed today
06 Aaj ki raat nahin dil ko jalaane ke liye Asha Bhonsle

Geet Kosh-V mentions that the title for this movie was changed later from ‘Jab Jab Raat Wo Aayee’ which was its initial title given. Also, the 78 RPM records for the soundtracks of this movie were released by this name – ‘Jab Jab Raat Wo Aayee’ only.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 07.06.1971.

Two songs from this movie ‘Puraani Pehchaan-1971’ have been posted on the blog earlier.

Today’s song is sung by Asha Bhonsle and on screen it is Tanuja lip syncing for Asha Bhonsle’s voice. Also see in the picturization of this song are Sanjeev Kumar, Bela Bose, Madan Puri and others.

This song seems to be a ‘haunting’ song in the movie. I have not watched this movie, so can’t say much about it.
I would request knowledgeable readers to throw light on this movie and its songs.

The picturization of this song reminds us of similar other songs in Hindi movies, e.g., ‘rulaa ke gayaa sapnaa mera’ from ‘Jewel Thief-1967’ etc. But we do not exactly know in what context the today’s song happens.

However, we can listen and enjoy the today’s song …

As mentioned above singer for today’s song is Asha Bhonsle and lyrics are by Naqsh Lyallpuri. Music is composed by Bhushan.


Song-Mujhe neend aa gayi thhi (Puraani Pehchaan)(1971) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Naqsh Llayalpuri, MD-Bhushan

Lyrics

aaja aa aa aa
aaja aa

aaja aa aa
aaja aa aa
aaja aa aa
aaja aa aa

mujhe neend aa gayi thhi
kisi dard ne jagaaya
dhaley aankh se jo aansoo
tera naam yaad aayaa aa
mujhe neend aa gayi thhi
mujhe neend aa gayi thhi
aaja aa aa
aaja aa aa
aaja aa aa
aaja aa aa

meri har khushi pareshaan
meri har nigaah pyaasi
kabhi kaash tu bhi dekhe
mera gham meri udaasi
maine pyaar se hameshaa
tera har sitam uthhaayaa
dhaley aankh se jo aansoo
tera naam yaad aayaa aa
mujhe neend aa gayi thi
mujhe neend aa gayi thi
aaja aa aa
aaja aa aa
aaja aa aa
aaja aa aa

teri berukhi ke haathon
main qaraar kho chuki hoon
kayi baar ashq tadpe
kayi baar ro chuki hoon
mujhe gham ki aag de kar
toone raat din jalaayaa
dhaley aankh se jo aansoo
tera naam yaad aayaa aa
mujhe neend aa gayi thhi
mujhe neend aa gayi thhi
aaja aa aa
aaja aa aa
aaja aa aa
aaja aa aa

tera pyaar ban gayi hai
kisi ajnabi ki baahen
tujhe mil gayi hai manzil
meri kho gayi hain raahen
jo na dekhna thha dekha
jo naseeb thha wo paayaa
dhaley aankh se jo aansoo
tera naam yaad aayaa aa
mujhe neend aa gayi thhi
kisi dard ne jagaaya
dhaley aankh se jo aansoo
tera naam yaad aayaa aa
mujhe neend aa gayi thhi
mujhe neend aa gayi thhi
mujhe neend aa gayi thhi


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 :

4695 Post No. : 16383

#The Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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# Bhoole-Bisre Geet # 141 # Preet Ki Dori-1971 #

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‘Preet Ki Dori’ is  one of the lesser known films of 1971. It probably did not do well at the box office, maybe that is why the film and its music is not remembered. However it does have some very good songs.

The film was produced by Suraj Prakash Seth under the banner of KS Pictures, Bombay and presented by Krishna Kumari. It was directed by Satish Kumar. Story, dialogues and screenplay of this movie was written by R Priyadarshi. The film was edited by Kamlakar. This movie was passed by the Censor Board on 25.09.1971.

The star cast for the film includs Tanuja, Ajay Sahni (Parikshit Sahni), Bindu, Nazeer Hussain, Jeevan, Lalita Pawar, Asit Sen, Roopesh Kumar, Mohan Choti, Tuntun, Kumud, Mishrilal, Nikita, Maruti, Randhir, Santosh Kumar, Pal Sharma, Rajnath, Radheyshyam, Soni, Nazeer Kashmiri, Maqbool, Abu Bakar, Dalpat Kaka, Ajeet, N Reddi, Paul Sharma and a parrot ‘Mitthoo’.

This movie has five songs, all written by Indeewar. Music for this movie is composed by Kalyanji-Anandji. Asha Bhonsle, Kishore Kumar, and Lata Mangeshkar have given their voices to the songs in this movie. (all songs are solo songs where Asha Bhonsle and Lata Mangeshkar have two solos each and one solo song was by Kishore Kumar).

Following is the list of songs of this movie as mentioned in HFGK Vol-V (1971-1980).

S. No

Song Title

Singer/s

01

Preet ki dori tujh sang baandhi
(Posted 01.07.2019)
Lata Mangeshkar

02

O jaane naa jaane naa … dil ki baat Asha Bhonsle

03

Milaa jo hamen tera pyaar
(Posted today)
Lata Mangeshkar

04

Roop hai rang hai phool sa ang hai Asha Bhonsle

05

Milaa jo pyaar to ham pyaar ke qaabil na rahe (Posted 01.07.2009) Kishore Kumar

With this Lata song posted, all Lata Mangeshkar songs from this movie will be covered. The song is lip synced by Tanuja on screen. Parikshit Sahni is also seen in the picturization of this lovely song.

This song appears to be complementary to another song in the film. The song “Milaa Jo Pyaar To Hum Pyaar Ke Qaabil Na Rahe“, is a sad song that is sung by Kishore Kumar and is picturized on Ajay Sahni. Although I have not seen the film, it appears that the song being posted today, is from the happier times between Tanuja and Ajay Sahni (in terms of the characters they play in the film). Then maybe things do not go well, and we see Ajay Sahni in a wheelchair, lip syncing the sad song sung by KK. The words in the mukhda in both these songs are similar in part, Just a thought. I would request other readers who may have seen this film to please comment on this.

Whatever songs of this movie I have listened and watched are some nice songs however none of the songs of this movie became popular. Atul ji has also mentioned it in the first song post of this movie, that maybe because the movie flopped at the box office, so its songs had also not done well.

Let us now enjoy today’s song …

Video

Audio

Song – Mila Jo Hamen Tera Pyaar (Preet Ki Dori) (1971) Singer – Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Indeewar, MD – Kalyanji Anandji

Lyrics

milaa jo hamen tera pyaar
milaa jo hamen tera pyaar
ham pyaar ke kaabil ho gaye
ho gaye
milaa jo hamen tera pyaar
milaa jo hamen tera pyaar
ham pyaar ke kaabil ho gaye
ho gaye
chhooye jo tune dil ke taar
jhankaar ke kaabil ho gaye
ho gaye
milaa jo hamen tera pyaar

tu milaa to hame
khushiyon ke
khazaane miley ae ae ae
tu milaa to hame
khushiyon ke
khazaane miley ae ae ae
tu milaa to hame jeene ke
bahaane miley ae ae ae
dil badhaaya tune baar baar
sansaar ke kaabil ho gaye
ho gaye
milaa jo hamen tera pyaar
ham pyaar ke kaabil ho gaye
ho gaye
milaa jo hamen tera pyaar

teri parchhaayi bhi dil ko mere
sahaara lagey ae ae ae
teri parchhaayi bhi dil ko mere
sahaara lagey ae ae ae
beech dhaara bhi to sang tere
kinaara lagey ae ae ae
teri baahon ki hai patwaar
manjhdhaar ke kaabil ho gaye
ho gaye
milaa jo hamen tera pyaar
ham pyaar ke kaabil ho gaye
ho gaye
milaa jo hamen tera pyaar

jise paane ko tarsaa hai jeewan
wahi mil gaya aa aa aa
jise paane ko tarsaa hai jeewan
wahi mil gaya aa aa aa
tere kirnon se nainon ne chooma
man kamal khil gayaa aa aa aa
tune daaman mein bhar di bahaar
tere dwaar ke kaabil ho gaye
ho gaye
milaa jo hamen tera pyaar
ham pyaar ke kaabil ho gaye
ho gaye
chhooye jo tune dil ke taar
jhankar ke kaabil ho gaye
ho gaye
milaa jo hamen tera pyaar

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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मिला जो हमें तेरा प्यार
मिला जो हमें तेरा प्यार
हम प्यार के काबिल हो गए
हो गए
मिला जो हमें तेरा प्यार
मिला जो हमें तेरा प्यार
हम प्यार के काबिल हो गए
हो गए
छूए जो तूने दिल के तार
झंकार के काबिल हो गए
हो गए
मिला जो हमें तेरा प्यार
तू मिला तो हमें
खुशियों के
खजाने मिले ए ए ए
तू मिला तो हमें
खुशियों के
खजाने मिले ए ए ए
तू मिला तो हमें जीने के
बहाने मिले ए ए ए
दिल बढ़ाया तूने बार बार
संसार के काबिल हो गए
हो गए
मिला जो हमें तेरा प्यार
हम प्यार के काबिल हो गए
हो गए
मिला जो हमें तेरा प्यार
तेरी परछाई भी दिल को मेरे
सहारा लगे ए ए ए
तेरी परछाई भी दिल को मेरे
सहारा लगे ए ए ए
बीच धरा भी तो संग तेरे
किनारा लगे ए ए ए
तेरी बाहों कि है पतवार
मंझधार के काबिल हो गए
हो गए
मिला जो हमें तेरा प्यार
हम प्यार के काबिल हो गए
हो गए
मिला जो हमें तेरा प्यार
जिसे पाने को तरसा है जीवन
वही मिल गया आ आ आ
जिसे पाने को तरसा है जीवन
वही मिल गया आ आ आ
तेरे किरणों से नैनों ने चूमा
मन कमल खिल गया आ आ आ
तूने दामन में भर दी बहार
तेरे द्वार के काबिल हो गए
हो गए
मिला जो हमें तेरा प्यार
हम प्यार के काबिल हो गए
हो गए
छूए जो तूने दिल के तार
झंकार के काबिल हो गए
हो गए
मिला जो हमें तेरा प्यार


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Blog Day :

4695 Post No. : 16383

“Hamshakal” (1974)was produced by T Govindrajan and directed by Jambu for Olympic Pictures, Madras. The movie had Rajesh Khanna, Tanuja, Moushumi Chatterjee, Rajesh Behl, Asrani, Meena T., Uma Dhawan, Baby Sonu, Jankidas, Prem Kumar, Madhukar, Pahalwan, Kumud Chhugani, Jagdeep etc. David, Aruna Irani, Manmohan and Asit Sen made special appearances in this movie.

This movie was originally made in Kannada as Baalu Belagithu (1970). Its box office success led to this movie getting remade in two other South Indian languages. It telugu, it was “Manchivadu” (1973) and in Tamil it was titled “Oorukku Uzhaippavan”(1976).

The Hindi remake “Hamshakal”(1974) had Rajesh Khanna, the biggest box office draw of all time in Hindi movie in the form of Rajesh Khanna, but that failed to help the movie and it flopped.

The movie songs were decent hits of tgose days, though.

The movie had seven songs in it. Six songs have been covered in the past.

Here are the details of the songs covered in the blog till now :-

Song Date of posting
Kaahe ko bulaaya mujhe baalmaa pyaar ke naam se 23 May 2009
Rasta dekhe tera vyaakul 30 May 2009
Ham tum gum sum raat milan ki 10 May 2010
Ek taara thhaa bada pyaara thhaa 29 December 2019
Udti chidiya udte udte 10 May 2020
Main tumko doongi sainyya pyaar ki nishaani 10 May 2021

One can see that all but one song of tghe movie have been covered i the blog during the month of may. Two songs from the movie were discussed in may 2009, another in may 2010. The next song was discussed on 29 december 2019. Next two songs have been discussed on 10 may 2020 and 10 may 2021 respectively.

It would be a good idea to cover the seventh and final song of “Hamshakal” (1974) in may 2021 itself. So here is that seventh and final song. This song is a less heard song. I had never heard it before. This song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. Anand Baakshi is the lyricistr. Music is composed by R D Burman.

The song is picturised on Tanuja who plays a “paagal” aurat in a paagalkhaana, which was the then politically incorrect way of describing what we today describe as a “mentally challenged” resident of a lunaatic asylum.

With this song, all the seven songs of “Hamshakal” (1974) have been covered in the blog and the movie tus joins the list of movies that have been YIPPEED in the blog.

Audio

Video


Song-Dekho mujhe dekho kaisi main deewaani hoon (Hamshakal)(1974) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-R D Burman

Lyrics

hahahahahaha
mujhe sab paagal kehte hain
aur main
sabko paagal kahti hoon
kaun sachcha kaun jhoothha
kya maaloom

arre haan
hum donon mein se
koi ek zaroor paagal hai
kya main
yaa duniya

dekha dekha dekha
main kitni sayaani hoon
haan

ae hey hey
dekho mujhe dekho
kaisi main deewaani hoon oon
deewaani re
bhooli huyi jaise
koi main kahaani hoon
hey
hey hey hey hey
dekho mujhe dekho
kaisi main deewaani hoon
deewaani re
bhooli huyi jaise
koi main kahaani hoon aa

main hoon tamaasha
tamaashaai saare
rone ke din maine hanske guzaare
hey hey
zindaa hoon jaane main kiske sahaare
koi nahin hai jo mujhko pukaare re
re tadapta rafta rafta
ta ra ru ra
aa ru ra
ta ra pa
pa pa pa pa tu ra
aa ru ra
hey ae
kahaan hai o raaja
jiski main raani hoon
raani hoon re
bhooli huyi jaise
koi main kahaani hoon aaa

u hahahahahaha

jaane na re mera man bhola bhaala
kisne mujhe apne ghar se nikaala
ha ha
panchhi ko toone pinjre mein daala
honthon pe kisne laga diya taala
ta ra pa
ra pa
ra pa
ta ra ru ra
aa ru ra
ta ra pa
paa
pa pa
pa pa ru ra
aa ru ra

hey ae
mujhe nahin pata
main hoon anjaani re ae
anjaani hoon
bhooli huyi jaise
koi main kahaani hoon
hey
hey hey hey
hahahaha
hahahaha
hahahaha
hahahaha
hahahaha
u u


This article is written by Satyajit Rajurkar, 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 : 4634 Post No. : 16289

Forgotten Songs of Bappi Lahiri – Song # 1

A lot of water has flowed, in terms of my health, since my last post, almost three years ago. Two/Three other conditions have been diagnosed (which are being treated), by which the general health has taken a back seat. However, the emotional and mental spirit has been great, due to the immense love and support from my family and friends, including my fellow contributors to this blog. However, I have not been able to bring myself to write my new post. Today, after some effort, I have taken the task of writing my next post.

With today’s post I am starting a new series called “”Forgotten Songs of Bappi Lahiri”. However, I will limit my song selections from his early movies. I will also be sticking to my inclination for rare songs.

The song I present today is from the first Hindi movie with which Bappi Da started his successful journey in Hindi films. Nannha Shikari (1973) was written and directed by Shomu Mukharjee (actress Tanuja’s husband and Actress Kajol’s father). The movie was produced by R L Desai for the banner “Mukharjee Bros, Bombay”.

“Nannha Shikari” starred Deb Mukharjee, Tanuja, Master Bunty Behl, Jairaj, Ifteqaar, Laxmi Chaya, Manik Dutt, etc. The songs were penned by Yogesh, S. H. Bihari and Gauhar Kanpuri and composed by Bappi Lahiri.

Although I had seen the movie, I do not remember it. But according to the web the movie seems to be an adventure filled family drams. The plot is that of a little child being on the run as he is the only eye witness to the murder of a judge by a dacoit. The kid comes across a series of adventures before he is rescued from the hands of the dacoit and the ferocious animals in the jungle.

Today’s song “Tu Meri Manzil Main To Rahi Hoon Sanam” is sung by Kishore Kumar with Asha Bhosle and penned by Gauhar Kanpuri. I hope you will enjoy this song which Bappi Da composed when he was just 21 years of age.

This song can be classified as a Cycle song, amongst others.

Audio

Video

Song-Tu meri manzil main to raahi hoon sanam (Nanha Shikaari)(1973) Singers-Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Gauhar Kanpuri, MD-Bappi Lahiri

Female chorus
Male chorus
All chorus
Both

Lyrics

Hey Hey
Tu Ru Ra, Tu Ru Ra, Tu Ru Ra
Hey Hey
Tu Ru Ra, Tu Ru Ra
Di Di Di Deyaee
La La Lalla
Do Do Do Doooo
La La Lalla
Di Di Di Deyaee ee ee
La Lall Lall Lalla
La Lall Lall Lall Laa aaa

Tu Meri Manzil Main To Raahi Hoon Sanam
Lalla
Tu Meri Manzil Main To Rahi Hoon Sanam
Oo
Ruk Na Jana Tum Kahin Chalke Do Kadam
Yaar Ke
Aa
Pyaar Mein
Aa
Sau Janam
aa aa
Lenge Hum
Yaar Ke
Aa
Pyaar Mein
Aa
Sau Janam
aa aa
Lenge Hum m m
Tu Meri Manzil Main To Rahi Hoon Sanam
Oye Ruk Na Jana Tum Kahin Chalke Do Kadam
Lalla

Chaahe Duniya
Hum Se Roothhe
Wada Aa Na Toote ae ae
O O o o
Dil Ke Badle
Jaan Bhi Jaaye
Saathi ee Na Chhoote
Mann Ke Dhaage
Tumse Baandhe
Aye Mere Preetam m m
Tu Meri Manzil Main To Rahi Hoon Sanam
Oye Ruk Na Jaana Tum Kahin Chalke Do Kadam
Yaar Ke
Aa
Pyaar Mein
Aa
Sau Janam
Aa
Lenge Hum m m
Tu Meri Manzil Main Toh Rahi Hoon Sanam
Oye Ruk Na Jaana Tum Kahin Chalke Do Kadam
lalla

Pyaar Kal Tha
Aaj Bhi Hai
Kal Bhi ee ee Rahega aa aa
Ho Ho Hum Na Honge
Toh
Yeh Kaahani
Achha
Zaamana aa Kahega
Tum Ho Dhaara
Tum Kinaara
Phir Kyun Bichhde Hum m
Tu Meri Manzil Main Toh Raahi Hoon Sanam
Oye Ruk Na Jana Tum Kahin Chalke Do Kadam
Yaar Ke
Aa Ha
Pyaar Mein
Aa Ha
Sau Janam
Aa Ha
Lenge Hum
aa aa aa aa
Tu Meri Manzil Main Toh Rahi Hoon Sanam
Na Na Na
Tu Meri Manzil Main Toh Raahi Hoon Sanam
Aa Ho Ho Deyi You Dideyi Yee Yee You Dideyi Yee Yee
Aa Aa Ha Hahha Ahha ahha
Aa Ho Ho Deyi You Dideyi Yee Yee You Dideyi Yee Yee
Aa Aa Ha Hahha Ahha ahha


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Blog Day :

4583 Post No. : 16198

“Mem Didi”(1961) was produced by L B Lachhman and directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee for L B Films, Bombay. The movie had Lalita Pawar, Jayant, David, Tanuja, Kaysi Mehra, Dhumal,Rashid Khan etc in it.

Mr Arunkumar Deshmukh, our inhouse encyclopaedia has done great research on this movie. He informs us that this movie was a blantant copy of Frank Capra’s “A pocketful of Miracles” (1961). To decades later, Hrishikesh Mukherjee came up with another remake of the movie called “Achcha Bura”(1983). He also informs us that the hero of “Mem Didi”(1961), Kaycee Mehra was actually K C Mehra. He played Hero in “Chhabili”(1960) as ell as “Mem Didi”(1961) and then left films. He joined Tata Steel and served there for 41 years retiring as a Deputy Managing Director. Subsequently he became Resident Director of M/s Shapoor ji Pallon ji.

“Mem Didi”(1961) had six songs in it. Four songs have been covered so far.

Here is the fifth song from “Mem Didi”(1961) to appear in the blog. This somng is sung by Lata Mangeshkar and chorus. Shailendra is the lyricist. Music is composed by Salil Chaudhary.

The song is picturised as a picnic song cum growing up song on a very young Tanuja and others.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

Audio

Video

Song-Bachpan o bachpan pyaare pyaare bachpan (Mem Didi)(1961) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Shailendra, MD-Salil Chaudhary
Chorus

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

aa haa
aa ha ha ha
ha haa ha
aaa
aa ha aa haa haa
aa ha ha

bachpan o bachpan
pyaare pyaare bachpan
o lalla sach batla
kahaan gaya tu chhod ke
bachpan o bachpan
pyaare pyare bachpan
o lalla sach batla
kahaan gaya tu chhod ke
(aa ha ha
aa haa haa)
bachpan o bachpan
pyaare pyaare bachpan
o lalla sach batla
kahaan gaya tu chhod ke

aa ha ha
aa ha ha
aa aa aa
aa aa ha
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa ha ha
aa ha ha
aa aa aa
aa ha ha
aa aa aa aa
a ha a ha a haa

ghar mein shahar mein dhoondha
jungle mein ban mein dhoondha
ghar mein shahar mein dhoondha
jungle mein ban mein dhoondha

kaliyon se jaake poochha
saare chaman mein dhoondha
kaliyon se jaake poochha
saare chaman mein dhoondha

rishte wo saare tod ke
bachpan o bachpan
pyaare pyaare bachpan
o lalla sach batla
kahaan gaya tu chhod ke
(aa ha aa ha aa haa)
bachpan o bachpan
pyaare pyare bachpan
o lalla sach batla
kahaan gaya tu chhod ke

jis din se tu gaya hai
ye dil machal raha hai
jis din se tu gaya hai
ye dil machal raha hai

duniya hai kuchh azab si
sab kuchh badal raha hai
duniya hai kuchh azab si
sab kuchh badal raha hai

naata kisi se jod ke
bachpan o bachpan
pyaare pyaare bachpan
o lalla sach batla
kahaan gaya tu chhod ke
(aa haa haa aa haa aa)
bachpan o bachpan pyare pyare bachpan
o lalla sach batla
kahaan gaya tu chhod ke

aa ha ha
aa aa aa
aa ha ha
aa aa aa
ha aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa ha ha
aa aa aa
aa ha ha
aa aa aa
aa haa
ha aa aa
aa aa aa aa

kis raah ja rahi hoon
kya geet ga rahi hoon
kis rah ja rahi hoon
kya geet ga rahi hoon

aankhen jaata rahi hain
jo main chhupa rahi hoon
aankhen jaata rahi hain
jo main chhupa rahi hoon

duniya se munh ko mod ke
bachpan o bachpan
pyaare pyaare bachpan
o lalla sach batla kaha gaya tu chhod ke
(aa haa haa aa haa haa)
bachpan o bachpan pyare pyare bachpan
o lalla sach batla kahaan gaya tu chhod ke
bachpan o bachpan
pyaare pyaare bachpan
o lalla sach batla
kahaan gaya tu chhod ke


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Blog Day :

4530 Post No. : 16091

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2010-2020) – Song No. 98
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This date ten years ago (12 december 2010) saw as many as seven songs getting covered in the blog. Here are the details of these songs :-

9 songs covered out of 10

Song Movie title-Year Remarks
O dupatta rang de mera rangrez Gajre-1948 movie YIPPEED in the blog
Chaar din ki chaandni thhi phir andheri raat hai Dillagi-1949 movie YIPPEED in the blog
Nainaa bhar aaye neer Humaayun-1945 movie YIPPEED in the blog
O zindagi ke denewaale Naagin-1954 Movie YIPPEED in the blog
Andhon pe dayaa karnaa daataa Sahaaraa-1958
Yoon hi dil ne chaahaa thhaa ronaa rulaanaa Dil Hi To Hai-1963 movie YIPPEED in the blog
Laagi jisko wohi ye dukh jaane Pavitra Paapi-1970 4 songs covered out of 7

“Pavitra Paapi”(1970), one of the unYIPPEED movies, from the movies whose songs were covered ten years ago, was produced and directed by Rajendra Bhatia for Kiron Productions, Bombay. The movie had Balraj Sahni,Tanuja, I.S.Johar,Ajay Sahni(aka Parikshat Sahni), Achla Sachdev, Abhi Bhattacharya, Madhumati,Baby Sonia(aka Neetu Singh), Jayashree T, Gulshan Bawra,Upendra Trivedi, Manorama, Jugnu, Pal Mahender, Shivraj, V.Gopal, Hammad Jafri, Manju, Sadhna Patel, Chinnu,Sewak Singh, Kailash,Shobha,Aroona,Fatima, Jagdish Raj etc in it.

The movie had seven songs in it. Four songs have been covered so far:-

Song Posted On
Teri duniya se hoke majboor chalaa 19.10.2008
Le de sainyya odhni punjaabi 11.06.2009
Laagi jisko wohi ye dukh jaane 12.12.2010
Allah hi Allah kar pyaare bhai 07.01.2012

As blog ten year challenge, here is a song from “Pavitra Paapi”(1970). The song is sung by Asha Bhonsle and Shelaji/ Shela. Prem Dhawan is the lyricist as well as music director.

The song is picturised on Jayshree T, Tanuja, Yasmin and Fatima.

The lyrics of this song were sent to me by Prakashchandra. BTYC details were sent by Avinash Scrapwala.


Song-Poochho na kaise pehli raat guzri(Pavitra Paapi)(1970) Singers-Asha Bhonsle, Shaila, Lyrics-Prem Dhawan, MD-Prem Dhawan

Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra)

poochho na kaisey
haayye jee kaisey pehli raat guzri ee
kaisey kahoon kya
haayye kahoon kya mere saath guzri
poochho na kaisey
haayye ji kaisey pehli raat guzri ee
kaisey kahoon kya
haayye kahoon kya mere saath guzri ee

woh paas mere aa baithha
main peechhe hat gayi
woh aur aagey ko khiskaa
main aur simat gayee
us`ne pakdi kalaayee
maine jhhat se chhudaayee
us`ne thhaamaa aanchal
toh main bhaagi machal kar
par darwaazaa band thhaa
jaati to kahaan jaati
thahr thhar lagey kaanpne
jaise diye ki baati
ho jaise diye ki baati
toh pakad liyaa saiyyaan ne
lapak`ke meraa haathh
phir ?
phir
poochho na
poochho na kaisey
haayye ji kaisey pehli raat guzri
kaisey kahoon oon kya
haayye kahoon kya
mere saath guzri

le aayaa haath pakad`ke
phir sej pe sainyyaan
main kuchh na boli chaali
bas pad gayee paiyyaan
usne baahon mein leke
mujhko paas bithhaayaa
phir dheere se usne
ghoonghat meraa uthhaayaa
main toh sharm se mar gayee
main dharti mein gad gayee
meri saansein ruk gayee
meri dhadkan badh gayee
ho mere dhadkan badh gayee
machhli ki tarhaa main tadpi
par chhudaa na saki haath
phir ?
phir
poochho na
poochho na kaisey
haayye ji kaisey pehli raat guzri ee
kaisey kahoon kya
haayye kahoon kyaa
mere saath guzri

phir na jaane kyaa soojhee
sainyyaan natkhat ko
woh lagaa chhoomne
gaalon pe bikhri lat ko
main lat ko suljhaaoon
woh uljhaata jaaye
main door hat`ti jaaoon
woh badhtaa hi aaye
jab kuchh bhi na soojhee
toh sab baat palat gayee
aur main khud hi piyaa ke
seene se lipat gayee
haayye seene se lipat gayee
toh sun lee uski dhadkan maine
aur samajh gayi sab baat
phir ?
phir bol naa
arey bolnaa kyaa huaa?

phir
poochho naa
hmmm…hmm hmmm..hmm hmm
hmmm hmm hmm
hmmm hmm mm hmm hmmm…hmmm hmm hmm
kaisey kahoon kyaa
hmmmm hmmm hmm hmm hmmm
hmm hmm hmm


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Blog Day:

4452 Post No. : 15916

23 rd September was Tanuja’s 77th Birthday and 25th September, 2020 is the 81st birth Anniversary of Feroze Khan. Incidentally, these two have acted opposite each other in at least one film, i.e. Ek Paheli (1971). These are three songs already posted in the blog from this film :

Aansoo ki ek boond hoon main
kaahe karta hai tu itna shor…tera mera ik rasta
Mera tumhaaera saath to sadiyon ka saath hai

I have seen a few songs yesterday while deciding which one to post, they are mostly in the same genre of songs where the heroine Tanuja is singing in some ruined fort like locality with a cemetery inside the ruins. I found one more song of similar setting, where the face of lady singing the song is not shown, so I could not be sure that it is Tanuja. In the song that I have selected, the smiling Tanuja is very much visible and in her customary stylish self with high heels and a small handbag dangling from one hand. The formal attire with the party dress also is not suitable for the location where she is singing the song and leading a curious Feroze khan inside the cavernous ruins of the fort, in broad daylight. She is looking like no “bhoot’, so no bhoot or rooh in this song. SumanKalyanpure is the singer of this song composed by UshaKhanna. Asad Bhopali is the lyricist.

I can find a lot of similarities between these two actors of yesteryears. Both were stylish and good looking. While Tanuja came from a film family and must have been surrounded by the family connections in the film industry, Feroz Khan was an outsider. They both had siblings in the film industry, but I think Tanuja’s sister Nutan was estranged from her family. From the filmography it is seen that most of Feroze Khan’s films are with Mumtaz. They must have a good personal equation also, much like common people do, which results in their children marrying each other. I have read somewhere these two, Mumtaz and Feroz Khan became great friends during their struggling days and Amitabh Bachchan was also a part of this friendly circle, also a struggler.

There are a lot of bad and worst things being said, heard, written and repeated about the film industry and its so called ‘movers and shakers’, in recent times. It is a known fact that all that glitters is not gold. There are always dark and murkier things below the surface. And those who choose to be part of it are going in the murky waters with their eyes open. There are hardly any secrets in this world anymore, let alone the film industry. We as outsiders can only be this much detached and away from the ugliness, and try to maintain the façade of art and culture, and hide our knowledge and apprehension behind beautiful music, or what else we find good and appreciable.

In the 50’s and 60’s decades, there were people going in the industry to make a living or decent living. Some were maybe so impoverished that, there was hardly a choice to make, between flesh trade or do hard labour in the film studio as extra artist. And there are always ambitious people ready to give all and compromise all for either easy money or name and fame, or to be rid of financial ruin caused by their family members. Too much money or too little, it is a factor. Nepotism exists here too as it does everywhere else, in any form.

This is what MeenaKumari means when she says :

Aabl apaa koyi iss dasht mein aaya hogaa
Warna aandhi mein diya kisne jalaaya hogaa

Or when she says this :

Jalti bujhti si roshni ke pare
Simta simta sa ek makaan tanhaa

This was an insider view, saying things through poetry, what cannot be said for fear of losing its charm, glitter and shine.

The two actors Feroze Khan and Tanuja have spent their lives in the industry, been right in the thick of things. We can certainly say a few good things about these two, that they were talented and their successes were due to their talent and hard work.

Audio

Video

Song-Main ek paheli hoon barson se akeli hoon (Ek Paheli)(1971) Singer-Suman Kalyanpur, Lyrics-Asad Bhopali, MD-Usha Khanna

Lyrics

Main ek paheli hoon
barson se akeli hoon
mujhe jaan’ne walaaa koyi nahin
pehchanne waalaa koyi nahin
main ek paheli hoon
barson se akeli hoon

mere paas aa
mere meharbaan
na de door hi se
sadaa mujhe ae
main hoon ik charaagh
bujhaa huaa
tu jalaa sakey to
jalaa mujhe
tu jalaa sakey to
jalaa mujhe
main ek paheli hoon
barson se akeli hoon
barson se akeli hoon

meri kab se hai
yahi aarzoo
ke mujhe galey se
lagaaye tu
tere dil ka dard
mitaaun main
mere dil ki pyaas
bujhaaye tu
mere dil ki pyaas
bujhaaye tu
main ek paheli hoon
barson se akeli hoon

tujhe kya khabar
ke tere liye
main na jaane kab se
udaas hoon
meraa pyaar dekh ke
har ghadi
tere saathh hoon
tere paas hoon
tere saathh hoon
tere paas hoon
main ek paheli hoon
barson se akeli hoon
mujhe jaan’ne waalaa koyi nahin
pehchaan’ne waalaa koyi nahin
main ek paheli hoon
barson se akeli hoon


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Blog Day:

4427 Post No. : 15851

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2010-2020) – Song No. 67
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Ten years ago on this day (viz on 31 August 2010), the blog saw six songs from six movies get represented in the day.
Here are the details:-

Song Movie title-Year Remarks
Ae jaane e jigar dil mein samaane aajaa Aaraam-1951 All songs covered
Ek main hoon ek meri beqasi ki shaam hai Taraanaa-1951 All songs covered
Khushiyon ko lootkar yahaan Shirin Farhad-1956 All songs covered
Beet gayi hai aadhi raat Naache Naagin Baaje Been-1960 05 songs posted
Husn e jaanaa idhar aa Saathi-1968 All songs covered
Koi aur duniyaa mein tumsaa haseen hai Pyaar Ki Kahaani-1971 02 songs posted

Four of these movies have already been represented. Two unYIPPEED movies have one thing in common. Both of them made their debuts ten years ago.

One of these movies, viz “Naache Naagin Baaje Been”(1960) has already been taken up under “Blog Ten Year Challenge”. Here is a song from the other movie viz “Pyaar Ki Kahaani”(1971).

Younger music lovers may not think much of this movie. In fact they may not even be aware of this movie. As an “oldtimer”, I had heard of this movie as part of a string of flop movies that Amitabh Bachchan has figured in. The movie, directed by Ravikant Nagaich, had Amitabh Bachchan, Farida Jalal, Anil Dhawan, Tanuja, Prem Chopra, Bipin Gupta, Madhu Chanda, Praveen Paul, Agha, Mukri, Mohan Choti, Paintal,m Gulshan Bawra, Rashid Khan, Birbal, Yunus Parwez etc in it.

The movie had five songs in it. Three songs have been covered till now. Here are the details of the songs that have been covered so far:-

Song Posted On
Koi aur duniyaa mein tumsaa haseen hai 31 August 2010
Ek patey ki baat bataaun 11 october 2013
Ek khabar aayi suno ek khabar aayi 4 April 2015

Here is the fourth song from “Pyaar Ki Kahaani”(1971). This song is sung by Lata, Usha Mangeshkar and chorus. The song is picturised as a Saheli teasing a lady genre of song. I can identify Tanuja. Other than that I cannot identify others. I request our knowledgeable readers to help identify them.

Anand Bakshi is the lyricist. Music is composed by R D Burman.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Avinash Scrapwala.

This post is the 79th post for the month of August 2020. It stands nowhere in comparison to 176 posts published during August 2010. Nevertheless, this is the highest figure for a month in well over two years since April 2018. Hopefully we will be able to surpass this figure in the next month.

Video

Audio

Song-Baby tu chhoti hai (Pyaar Ki Kahaani)(1971) Singers-Lata, Usha Mangeshkar, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-R D Burman
Chorus

Lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

umr hai satrah saal
itni lambi chhoti hai ae
dekho meri aankh bhi
satranj ki goti hai
arey umr hai satrah saal
itni lambi chhoti hai
dekho meri ee aankh bhi
satranj ki goti hai
baby tu chhoti hai
baby tu chhoti hai ae
baby tu chhoti hai
baby tu chhoti hai

chori ee se tum sab
kya baaten karti ho
mujhko batlaao
kyun mujhse darti ho
haan
khud ko tum itnaa khilaadi na samjho
mujhko tum itnaa anaadi naa samjho
achchaa
ye bataa do pyaar kya
cheez hoti hai
arey baby tu chhoti hai
baby tu chhoti hai ae

baby tu chhoti hai
baby tu chhoti hai

arey umr hai satrah saal
itni lambi choti hai
dekho meri ee aankh bhi
satranj ki goti hai

kaliyon ko bhanwaraa
kyun choomaa kartaa hai
parbat pe baadal
kyun jhoomaa kartaa hai ae
bataao
kaise

hmm mm
main kyaa jaaanu
tujhpe bhi jis din jawaani aayegi
teri samajh mein ye kahaani aayegi
haan aa
jaagtaa hai dard kyun
jab duniyaa soti hai
arrey baby tu chhoti hai

baby tu chhoti hai ae
baby tu chhoti hai
baby tu chhoti hai
baby tu chhoti hai
baby tu chhoti hai

umr hai satrah saal
itni lambi choti hai ae
dekho meri aankh bhi
satranj ki goti hai

baby tu chhoti hai
baby tu chhoti hai ae
baby tu chhoti hai
baby tu chhoti hai


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Blog Day: 4330 Post No.: 15624

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Bangla Song in Hindi Films-2
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‘Basu (Bhattacharya) used to be fired up by one-liners. He drew stories from one-line coming from his fertile mind’ thus said Rinki Roy Bhattacharya, daughter of Bimal Roy and the ex-wife of the late Basu Bhattacharya in an interview. After going through the interviews of Rinki Roy Bhattacharya and Gulzar who had been associated with Basu Bhattacharya, I have come with my own one-liner about Basu Bhattacharya. He made high quality films with low budget. His first film as a producer-director, ‘Uski Kahaani’ (1966) was made with a budget of Rs.one lakh only.

How did Basu Bhattacharya managed to produce and direct low budget films? Except the lead actors, he took his close friends as side actors, lyricists, music director and technicians with a tacit understanding that they will work within his low budget. And none of them seems to mind it as they kept their personal friendship above the professional relationship. He did not shoot the film in a studio but hired flats for shooting. For example, he majorly shot ‘Anubhav’ (1971) in Tanuja’s flat. ‘Aavishkar’ (1974) was majorly shot in his own flat at Khar.

Basu Bhattacharya (1934 -1997) was born in a priestly family in Kassim Bazar of Murshidabad district in West Bengal. From his teenage days, he was fond of watching films which led to his interest in film-related works. After watching Satyajit Ray’s ‘Aparajito’ (1956), he developed interest in film making. After the decline of New Theatres, some artists, technicians moved to Bombay (Mumbai) in early 1950s who were mostly accommodated either by Shashidhar Mukherjee of Filmistan or Bimal Roy. Basu Bhattacharya was so much influenced by Raj Kapoor’s films ‘Aawaara’ (1951) and ‘Shri 420’ (1956) that he came to Bombay (Mumbai) in 1956 with the sole intention of assisting Raj Kapoor. When his efforts to get entry into R K Studios failed, he joined Bimal Roy Productions as an Assistant to Bimal Roy for Madhumati (1958) and ‘Sujata’ (1959). He became the second unit Director for Bimal Roy’s film, ‘Parakh’ (1960).

During the making of ‘Parakh’ (1960), Basu Bhattacharya and Rinki Roy, Bimal Roy’s elder daughter developed liking for each other which was resented by her parents. After the completion of ‘Parakh’ (1960), Basu Bhattacharya left Bimal Roy Productions and became a free-lancer. Rinki Roy and Basu Bhattacharya got married in a court some time in 1963. Soon after the marriage, Basu Bhattachraya was entrusted with directing Shailendra’s maiden film, ‘Teesri Kasam’ (1966). With this film, Basu Bhattacharya got opportunity to direct Raj Kapoor to whom 10 years back, he was keen to assist him.

Basu Bhattacharya turned producer with the film ‘Uski Kahaani’ (1966) which he also directed. Thereafter, he concentrated his three films – a trilogy of marital discords in an urban setting – ‘Anubhav’ (1971), ‘Aavishkar’ (1974) and ‘Grih Pravesh’ (1979). All these films portray the struggle of the husband and wife to protect their marriage despite a third person entering into their married life. At the end, it is mutual realization that a happy home is the platform for a happy married life. In between, Basu Bhattacharya produced and directed ‘Tumhaara Kalloo’ (1975) which dealt with the importance of education in a village setting.

Basu Bhattacharya’s next film, ‘Anand Mahal’ (1977) was based on Badal Sarkar’s popular Bangla play, ‘Ballavpurer Roopkathaa’ which he produced and directed. The film was completed but remained unreleased. Dinesh Shankar Shailendra, younger son of the late Shailendra who was assisting Basu Bhattacharya in the film, very recently revealed on his facebook page that after editing work was over, Salil Chowdhury started composing background music. After completing the background music work, Salil Chowdhury told Basu Bhattacharya that it was a bad film which was shot like a play. He said that the release of the film would harm his reputation as a director. After listening to the flaws in the film in detail, Basu Bhattacharya accepted Salil Chowdhury’s advice and decided not to release the film.

During his life time, Basu Bhattacharya produced/directed around 15 films which included, in addition to those mentioned in the preceding paragraphs, ‘Daakoo’ (1975), ‘Sangat’ (1976), ‘Madhu Malti’ (1980), ‘Sparsh’ (1980), ‘Ek Saas Zindagi’ (1991) and ‘Aastha’ (1997) which was his last film. Although some of his films were critically acclaimed, almost all of his films did not fare well at the box office. His films, ‘Teesri Kasam’ (1966) and ‘Anubhav’ (1971) received National Awards for Best Film and the Second-Best Film respectively.

While Basu Bhattacharya produced three films on marital discord, his own married life with Rinki Roy Bhattacharya was in doldrum for domestic violence. There are details available in the interview of his ex-wife in the public domain. I feel that Basu Bhattacharya had split personalities – as a film director and as a husband.

Basu Bhattacharya left for the heavenly abode on 27/08/1997.

‘Anubhav’ (1971) was Basu Bhattacharya’s first film of the trilogy of marital discords. The film was made with the assistance of Film Corporation of India (now National Film Development Corporation). The cast included Sanjeev Kumar and Tanuja in lead roles as married couple with Dinesh Thakur as the third person and A K Hangal as the man servant in the household of the couple.

As per Rinki Roy Bhattacharya’s interview, the film started with Pran and Tanuja in the lead role. Some scenes were already shot with Pran. However, after watching the rushes of shots, Basu Bhattacharya decided that the role of an office going husband did not suit Pran. So, he was replaced with Sanjeev Kumar.

I had watched the film many years back (probably on TV) but I failed to recall sequential progression of the story of the film especially as to how the film ended. Recently, I watched the film with HD quality DVD on one of the video sharing platforms. Wow! What a film. After ‘Pyaasa’ (1957), I have immensely enjoyed watching this film in Black and White photography. I feel that the film would not have looked cinematically great if it was made in colour.

‘Anubhav’ (1971) is the story of Meeta (Tanuja), the lonely wife of the workaholic Amar (Sanjeev Kumar) who is the editor of a newspaper. There is not much time for Meeta for the companionship of her husband as he leaves for office early morning and returns late in the night fully exhausted. The one dialogue of Meeta in the film sums up her position in the house when she says to Amar that she felt as if she has been staying in a hotel with all the comforts but nothing for her to do.

She starts rediscovering herself. The first thing she does is that she removes all her servants except Hari (A K Hangal) so that she can keep herself busy with her household work. Now, she is the real in charge of her home. She is able to persuade Amar to spend more time in the house. He hosts parties in the house. Thus, Meeta is able to make him understand the joy of marital bliss.

When things were moving in the right direction for Amar and Meeta, one day, Shashi Bhushan (Dinesh Thakur) comes to meet Meeta without any prior intimation. He was Meeta’s first lover to whom she has forgotten after her marriage. In fact, he has come to get her recommendation for a job at Amar’s office where he has given an interview. He has no intention of reviving his love interest when Meeta seems to be very happy with her married life. She refuses to recommend his case by telling him that she does not interfere in Amar’s office matters. However, Shashi Bhushan does get a job at Amar’s office and in due course of time, he becomes his right- hand man.

When Amar comes to know about the past of Shashi being a lover of Meeta, his male ego creates a storm in their married life. Some time the discord in their married life is open in the presence of Shashi who often visits Amar in his house for office related work. At last, Amar in the fists of anger asks Shashi to resign from the job. But Shashi has already decided to leave the job when he comes to know that he has become the reason for marital discord between Amar and Meeta. When Amar reads the resignation letter of Shashi, he has change of heart. He rejects his resignation letter and ask him to continue the work.

After the resignation drama, there is an apt dialogue between Shashi and Amar. Shashi says ‘mujhe pataa nahin, beeta huwa kal aaj hamaare beech kaisa aa gaya.’ (I don’t know how our bygone days have come between us in our present-day life). To which Amar says ‘beeta huwa kal aaj hamaare beech tab hi aata hai jab hum aaj ko puri tarah se jee nahi paate’. (Bygone days between us comes only when we are not able to enjoy fully our present-day life). The film ends with a positive note clearing all the misunderstanding between Amar, Meeta and Shashi and Meeta giving news to Amar of her pregnancy.

The film has been nicely produced with excellence in almost all the major aspects of the film – direction, acting, dialogues, photography, music etc. The background music in the film has been innovatively done with signature tune of Aakashvani and songs being played in the radio etc. I could faintly hear a Bangla song and a Hindi film song, taash ke baawan patte as part of background music.

Another highlight of the film is the excellent picturization of 4 melodious songs set to music by Kanu Roy with a minimal orchestration. I liked the picturization of one of the film’s songs, meri jaan mujhe jaan na kaho. It is to the credit of Basu Bhattacharya that such a romantic song has been picturised just at one place – at one of the closed windows of the house with the background of heavy rains outside the house. With this song, he has proved that an intense romantic mood in the song can be picturised without going to outdoor shooting or even to Switzerland as Yash Chopra may have done with similar situation. And what a play of words by Gulzar! The words ‘jaan’ has been used both as ‘love’ as well as ‘life’.

All the 4 songs of ‘Anubhav’ (1971) have been covered in the Blog. But there is one more song, a Bangla song ‘sedin dujone dulechhinu bone’, a Tagore song which is rendered by and picturised on Subir Sen. The occasion is a party hosted by Amar in his house in which Subir Sen, (in the role of Subir Sen, the singer) is also invited. The lyrics and the tune are by Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore which he composed in 1922. In this song, no orchestration has been used except the harmonium.

I have taken the lyrics, Hindi poetic translation and English translation of the song from http://www.geetbatin.com. I was surprised to note that the Hindi poetic translation was composed in the same metre as Tagore Song. So one can sing Hindi translated song in the tune used for Bangla song.

S D Burman has used the tune of this Tagore song in naina deewaane ek nahin maane from the film ‘Afsar’ (1950).

Acknowledgements for the sources of information on Basu Bhattacharya: (1) Interview of Rinki Roy Bhattacharya by Sonal Pandya published in ‘Cinestan’, Feb 04, 2018 and (2) Interview of Gulzar published in a old issue of ‘Filmfare’, republished in https://tanqeed.com/

Video Clip:

Song-Sedin dujone dulechhinu bone (Anubhav)(1971) Singer-Subir Sen, Lyrics-Rabindranath Tagore, MD-Rabindranath Tagore

Lyrics (Sourced from http://www.geetbitan.com)
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sedin dujone dulechhinu bone
phulodore bandhaa jhulonaa
sei sritituku kobhu khone khone
jeno jaage mone bhulo na
bhulo na
bhulo na..aa
sedin dujone dulechhinu bone
phulodore baandhaa jhulonaa
se din baatase chhilo tumi jaano
aamari monero prolapo joraano,
se din baatase chhilo tumi jaano
aamari monero prolapo joraano,
aakashe aakashe aachhilo chhoraano
tomaro haasiro tulona
bhulo na
bhulo na
bhulo na
sedin dujone dulechhinu bone
phulodore baandhaa jhulonaa

jete jete paathe poornima raate
chaand uthechhilo gaagone
dekha hoyechhilo tomaate aamate
ki jaani ki mahalagone
ekhon aamar bela naahi aar….

Lines not covered in the song

bohibo ekaaki birohero bhaar –
Bnaadhinu je raakhi porane tomar se
raakhi khulo na khulo na

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Hindi Poetic Translation
(Sourced from http://www.geetbitan.com)
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वो दिन सुहाना-फुलडोर-बंधे
झूले थे हम वन में झूलना ॥
छोटी-मोटी वो यादें मन में जो जागे
पल वो हम कभी भूले-ना, भूलें-ना ॥

उस दिन हवा में, तुमने भी माना
पागल-वन मेरे, मन का सामाना ।
नीले नीले नभ ने, हरष छा जाता,
तेरे ही हँसी की तुलना ।
भूलो ना, भूलो ना, भूलो ना ॥

राह पे हमराही रात पूनम थी,
चांद चमका नभ में
न जाने वो कौन सी महालगन में
हम ओर तुम थे मिले

(जब) चांद चमकता नभ पे
अब वो बेला बीत चली
बार विरह के सहुं अकेले ।
जो राखी बांधे मैंने प्राण संग तेरे
वो राखी खुले ना, खुले ना, भुले ना ॥

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English Translation (Sourced from http://www.geetbitan.com)
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We had had a swing in the forest on the other day,
It was a swing adorned with garlands.
Wish we do not lose that tiny remembrance which looms about every now and then.

The air was filled with, you know, the meaningless words of my mind,
The sky (was) sprinkled with samples of your smile.
The moon was seen to rise in the sky on the full-moon day while strolling.
Just have no idea of the divine moment on which we had had met each other.

Now I have no time left, and will bear the feeling of solitude alone in myself-

(Please be kind enough) Not to shed the friendship band that (I had) tied with your soul.


This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, a fellow enthusaist 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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Hindi Songs in Bangla Films – 21
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Ashapurna Devi (1909-1995) was a Bengali novelist who wrote more than 200 novels, over 2000 short stories and over 50 children’s books during her life time. It is to her credit that she could contribute so much to the Bengali literature despite being born in a very conservative Bengali joint family in which female members of the household were not allowed to attend school. For male members, private teachers were appointed who will teach them in their home. It is during this time, Ashapurna Devi learnt Bengali alphabets albeit clandestinely when her brothers were being taught in the house. She won many coveted literary awards including Jnanpith Award for her novel Prothom Protishruti (The First Promise) in 1976.

Many films have been made based on the novels and stories written by Ashapurna Devi. Some of them are ‘Agni Pariksha’ (Bangla, 1954), ‘Padikkathai Methai’ ( Tamil, 1960), ‘Chhaaya Surya’ (Bangla, 1963), ‘Mavana Magalu’ (Kannada, 1965), ‘Chhoti Si Mulaaqat’ (Hindi, 1967), ‘Baluchari’ (Bangla, 1968), ‘Prothom Protishruti’ (Bangla, 1971) ‘Anindita’ (Bangla, 1972), ‘Chaitali’ (Bangla, 1971 and Hindi, 1975), ‘Tapasya’ (Hindi, 1976), and ‘Ek Vivaah Aisa Bhi’ (2008). The list is not exhaustive.

‘Chaitali’ (1971, Bangla film) was one of the films based on a story of the same name by Ashapurna Devi. The film was directed by Sudhir Mukherjee. The main cast included Biswajeet, Tanjua, Basanta Chowdhury, Jahar Ray, Tarun Kumar, Biren Chatterjee, Manmohan etc.

Although a few of Ashapurna Devi’s novels and short stories have been translated in English and published, I could not locate the story of Chaitali on-line. Probably, this story may be a part of the collections of her stories in Bangla only which I cannot read. The film is available on a video sharing platform in three parts without English sub-titles. So, my understanding of the story of the film is based the visuals and some Hindi dialogues given to the characters of Lajjo (Tanuja), Nawab Sahab (Basanta Chowdhury) and Kumar Sahab (Manmohan) in it.

The film starts with Amitabh, (Biswajit), an engineer travelling from his home town on transfer to his new place of work to oversee the construction of new road (The outdoor shooting of the place with hills and the snow-capped mountains appears to be somewhere between Siliguri and Darjeeling). He is taken to the site office and thereafter to his quarters with a caretaker attached to it. On the very first day, Kumar Sahab (Manmohan) who is not only one of the contractors for the road work but also a notorious local bully, visits the quarter to meet Amitabh. He refuses to meet him by saying that he would prefer official meetings in the site office only. This create the first friction between Kumar Sahab and Amitabh.

Lajjo (Tanuja), an orphaned girl from Hindi heartland stays with her tyrannical aunt in the neighborhoods of Amitabh’s quarters. Because, she has no one else to share her feelings, she finds solace in spending time in the house of an old man, Nawab Sahab (Basanta Chowdhury) who is her neighbour. Nawab Sahab is an admirer of Gurudev Rabindra Tagore’s works. He has taken the task of translating some of Tagore’s works in Urdu and Persians. He is also into music.

Lajjo is a milkmaid who supplies milk to Amitabh’s quarters in the morning. There is always some friction between Lajjo and the caretaker over the late supplies of milk or the quality of milk. But Amitabh always take a sympathetic disposition towards Lajjo whenever his caretaker complains against her. Sometime, Lajjo also does household works in the quarters. Over a period of time, Amitabh develops soft corner for her. He starts teaching her Bangla alphabets and conversation in Bangla which she picks up fast. This is not liked by Nawab Sahab and he gives subtle hint to Amitabh. So, now on, he keeps a distance with Lajjo.

Simultaneously, Amitabh has problems with the quality of road work done by Kumar. So, he postpones the payments of his bills for work done until he personally inspects the road. He also orders his staff to bring out old files pertaining to Kumar’s work. This creates panic for Kumar. He engages his henchmen to intercept Amitabh while on an inspection trip in the forest. However, due to heavy rains and landslides, he is not able to visit the place. In the quarters, the caretaker is worried as he thinks that Amitabh is caught in the landslides. After hearing this news, Laajo who has also kept a distance from Amitabh due to Nawab Sahab insistence, runs to search for him. She finds Amitabh safe in a tent. The meeting ignites their love for each other. They return home after the rains have subsided.

Having failed in an attempt to immobilise Amitabh and also to make his old files missing, Kumar plans a conspiracy in which he pays money to Lajjo’s aunt to facilitate her kidnapping. While going to fetch waters from the river, Lajjo gets kidnapped by his henchmen and blames Amitabh for it since both have been last seen together while returning from his inspection duty and both are missing since then. The fact is that Amitabh has gone to his hometown to meet his brother.

When Amitabh returns from home town, police arrests him on charge of kidnapping Lajjo. He is taken to the police station. However, before he is being questioned, Lajjo’s aunt under pressure from Nawab Sahab confesses her role in Lajjo’s kidnapping. She is arrested. Lajjo runs away from the kidnappers and reaches the police station to tell her side of the story. Amitabh is released and Lajjo comes back and visit Nawab Sahab’s house only to find that Kumar and his henchmen have cornered Nawab Sahab. In the scuffle between him and Kumar, Nawab Sahab gets seriously injured from the bullet fired by Kumar. Before, he could recapture Lajjo, police forces get hold of him and he is arrested. Nawab Sahab dies and Lajjo becomes once again an orphan with her aunt in the jail and Nawab Sahab dead. The film ends with Amitabh and Lajjo meeting at the burial ground who would now take care of her.

Many internet sites refer the Hindi version, ‘Chaitali’ (1975) produced under the banner of Bimal Roy Productions, as a remake of the Bangla version of the film. But it is not so. There are subtle differences between the two versions of the film. In Bangla version, the character of the hero is that of an Engineer who is posted on the site office to oversee the road construction work. In the Hindi version, the hero is a professor in the college and stays in a joint family. Secondly, the character of Lajjo (Chaitali) in Bangla version is different than in Hindi version in which she has been shown as a kleptomaniac and she get reformed after working with a loving joint family.

Rinki Bhattacharya, the daughter of Bimal Roy in a very recent interview (February 2020) has revealed that her father had planned the film with a title ‘Sahara’ based on Ashapurna Devi’s short story ‘Chaitali’ and some shots were filmed in early 1966 with Dharmendra and Sharmila Tagore. But he fell ill on the set from which he never recovered. After a gap of 8 years, the film was started afresh under the direction of Hrishikesh Mukherjee with the ‘Chaitali’ as the title of the film replacing Sharmila Tagore with Saira Banu. The film did not fare well on the box office.

In keeping with the Hindi speaking role of Chaitali, the Bangla version of the film had 3 Hindi songs out of 8 songs. I am presenting one of the two Lata solos, ‘paayal baaj gayi aaj meri laaj gayi’ which is written by Anand Bakshi. All the songs (Hindi and Bangla) in the film were set to music by S D Burman. The tune of the song appears to be based on a Nepali folk song to me.

It is interesting to note that after ‘Samar’ (1950, Bangla film), S D Burman had not composed songs in any Bangla films until ‘Chaitali’ (1971) and this film became his last Bangla film as well.

Video Clip:

Audio Clip:

Song-Paayal baaj gayi aaj (Chaitaali)(Bangla)(1971) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-S D Burman

Lyrics (Based on Video Clip)

paayal
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aaah
paayal baaj gayi aaj meri laaj gayi
main kaahe ko tere dwaar piya aaj gayi
paayal baaj gayi aaj meri laaj gayi
main kaahe ko tere dwaar piya aaj gayi
paayal

ankhiyon ne to mera bhed chhupaaya aa
ankhiyon ne to mera bhed chhupaaya
honthon pe bhi tera naam na aaya
lekin ye anjaam beimaan
paayal
paayal baaj gayi aaj meri laaj gayi
main kaahe ko tere dwaar piya aaj gayi
paayal

aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aaa
laakh kaha ke tu ye kaam na karna aa
laakh kaha ke tu ye kaam na karna
dekh nigodi badnaam na karna
phir bhi ye anjaan beimaan
paayal
paayal baaj gayi aaj meri laaj gayi
main kaahe ko tere dwaar piya aaj gayi
paayal

pehle se bhi mere haal pe shaque thha
pehle se bhi mere haal pe shaque thha
badli huyi mere chaal pe shaque thha
uspe ye anjaan beimaan
paayal
paayal baaj gayi aaj meri laaj gayi
main kaahe ko tere dwaar piya aaj gayi
paayal baaj gayi aaj meri laaj gayi
main kaahe ko tere dwaar piya aaj gayi
paayal


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