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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 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.

This is his 600th writeup in the blog.

Blog Day:

4327 Post No. : 15618

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2010-2020) – Song No. 31
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Agha Jaani Kashmiri (16/10/1908 – 27/03/1998) was perhaps the first story/screen-play/dialogue writer who was the ‘king maker’ in the Hindi film industry. Some of the producers/directors like Mehboob Khan, Shashidhar Mukherjee, Sunil Dutt used to consult him while taking up their new film projects. It is said that though he would be officially engaged for writing screen-play and dialogues, in realities, he would be their adviser in almost all the aspects of the film-making. Some of the actors themselves used to get trained from him about the correct pronunciations of their dialogues in Hindustani. Ashok Kumar, Devika Rani, Nargis, Joy Mukherjee, Sadhna, Saira Bano were some of the actors who sought his advice on their Urdu diction.

During his nearly 4 decades of filmy career in Hindi film industry, Aghajaani Kashmiri directed only one film, ‘Tohfaa’ (1947). The star cast included Nawab Kashmiri, Veera, Rehman, Anuradha, Shah Nawaz Shakuntala, Agha Miraz, Kanta, T N Charlie etc. There were 6 lyricists for 10 songs which were set to music by M A Rauf Osmania, the ghazal singer at the court of Nizam of Hyderabad and on Nizam Radio. Rafique Ghaznavi provided the background music. The theme of the film was Hindu-Muslim unity.

Nawab Kashmiri. a favourite actor of New Theater’s Boss, B N Sarkar, was a cousin of Agha Jaani Kashmiri and was the same actor who removed all his teeth for the realism of his role in ‘Yahudi Ki Ladki’(1933).[Ref: ‘Stars From Another Sky’ (2010)]. In ‘Tohfaa’ (1947), he probably did the role of an Ustad whose daughter (Veera) is in one-sided love with Ustad’s disciple (Rehman). The disciple takes it to be a sisterly love of her devotion. The daughter is devasted when the disciple falls in love with a city-bread damsel (probably, Anuradha) whom he introduces to his ‘sister’ to fulfil his long overdue promise to present her with a gift (tohfaa). It is a tragic story of misinterpretation of love between the Ustad’s daughter and his disciple and also of the misinterpretation of the gift (tohfaa) the daughter was expecting. [I have interpreted the story of the film based on the review of the film in May 1948 issue of ‘Filmindia’].

The review in ‘Filmindia’ had blamed the inapt handling of the direction by Agha Jaani Kashmiri. The film flopped miserably at the box office. My guess for one of the reasons for the failure of the film is its timing of the release. This film was due for release at a time when the partition of the country was to take place. Hindu-Muslim riots on the eve of the partition forced the film to be released post-partition. The film was released in April 1948 by which time the prospective audience had already seen the impact of the partition. Probably, they were not in a mood to watch the serious film with the rhetoric of Hindu-Muslim unity theme. But most of the songs in the film became popular.

Exactly 10 years ago, i.e. on May 23, 2010, our Blog had covered 3 songs of which one song, kahaan tak jafaa husn waalon ke sahte, was from ‘Tohfaa’ (1947).

So far, 7 out of 10 songs from ‘Tohfaa’ (1947) have been covered in the Blog as under:

No. Songs Posted on
1. kahaan tak jaffa husn waalon ke sahte 23/05/2010
2. jeene ki soorat ho gayee 28/07/2012
3. kisne chheda man ka taar 14/10/2012
4. ik aisa geet sunaavo 23/06/2013
5. hamne tumne kiyaa thha jo aabaad 03/07/2013
6. mohabbat kar mohabbat kar 07/07/2013
7. bhole sajan tujhe kaise bataaun 01/02/2015
8. wo dil gaya wo dil ke sahaare chale gaye Being covered in this writeup
9. gunche sharminda na ho Yet to be covered
10. kabhi tarsi huyi aankhon ki hasrat Yet to be covered

It would be observed that out of 10 songs, 3 songs are yet to be covered. There has been no addition to the song already covered in the Blog for the last 5 years. I checked on the video sharing platforms on the internet and found that out of these 3 songs only one song, wo dil gaya wo dil ke sahaare chale gaye is available as of date which I am presenting here. The song is rendered by Geeta Dutt. The song is written by Rafique Ghaznavi which is set to music by M A Rauf Osmania.

Audio Clip:

Song-Wo dil gaya wo dil ke sahaare chale gaye (Tohfa)(1947) Singer-Geeta Dutt, Lyrics-Rafiq Ghaznavi, MD-M A Rauf Osmania

Lyrics

wo dil gaya wo dil ke
wo dil gaya wo dil ke
sahaare chale gaye
sahaare chale gaye
sahaare chale gaye
wo dil gaya wo dil ke
sahaare chale gaye
jinse thha hamko pyaar
jinse thha hamko pyaar
jinse thha hamko pyaar
wo pyaare chale gaye
jinse thha hamko pyaar

tum the har ek cheez thhi ee ee ee
mere naseeb mein aen aen
tum kya gaye naseeb
tum kya gaye naseeb
hamaare chale gaye
jinse thha hamko pyaar
wo pyaare chale gaye

raushan thha jinke dam se mera
aa aa aa aa
dil mera khayaal
wo chaand bhi gaya
wo sitaare chale gaye
sitaare chale gaye
sitaare chale gaye
jinse thha hamko pyaar
wo pyaare chale gaye

jab band aankh karte hain
aen aen aen aen
ye dekhte hain hum m m m m
jaise ki hum bhi saath
jaise ki hum bhi saath
tumhaare chale gaye
jaise ki hum bhi saath
tumhaare chale gaye
jaise ki hum bhi saath
tummhaare chale gaye
chale gaye


This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, 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.

Blog Day :

4281 Post No. : 15526 Movie Count :

4281

If there was a category like ‘post inspired by fellow Atulite’ or ‘post inspired by Atulite WA group chat’, this post would have been included under that category. This past Sunday there was a discussion between me and Peevesie’s Mom ji regarding the theme of the ‘Rangoli’ this week, which was Jaya Bhaduri/Bachchan, and so I messaged to her that I was expecting a post from her. Instead, she asked me that even I can do a post. And she also pointed out the birth anniversary of actor Jeetendra (and so if there was a song of Jaya Bachchan and Jeetendra, it would have been suitable for the post).

But then, few days back I myself had sent a song to Atul ji requesting to post it on the birth anniversary of another Jaya i.e. Jayaprada whose birth anniversary was on 3rd April. And that thought inspired (? 😊) me – Yes, I can do this post combining the anniversaries of both Jayaprada and Jeetendra – and yes, this song, which I liked, was already there and the film has not made a debut on the blog. And one more purpose was getting achieved i.e. to introduce ‘movie with the same title’ on the blog. So here is a song from ‘Tohfa’ (1984). One movie with the same title ‘Tohfa’ was released in 1947 and this movie has already been represented on the blog with seven songs covered out of total ten songs in it.

The 1984 film ‘Tohfa’ was directed by K Raghavendra Rao for Suresh Productions, Madras. It was produced by D Rama Naidu. The star cast includes Jeetendra, Sridevi, Jayaprada, Kader Khan, Shakti Kapoor, Mohan Choti, Urmila Bhatt, Leela Mishra, Jagdeep, Aruna Irani, Jayshree T, Master Rinku and others. Asrani makes a friendly appearance in this movie.

Dialogues for this movie are written by Kader Khan and editing of this movie was done by KA Marthand. The movie was passed by Censor Board on 21.01.1984.

The film has five songs (including one two-part song). Lyrics are written by Indeevar. Music of this movie is composed by Bappi Lahiri. Asha Bhonsle, Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar and SP Balasubramaniam have given their voices to the songs in this movie.

Today’s song is sung by Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar and lip syncing it on screen are Jeetendra and Jayaprada respectively.  Also seen in the picturization of this song is Master Rinku who gets to lip sync few lines in between the song in the voice not credited in the movie titles and also not mentioned in HFGK Vol-VI (1981-1985).

3rd April was actress Jayaprada’s fifty eighth (born on 03.04.1962) birth anniversary and here on the blog we are wishing her a belated Happy Birthday and a happy, healthy and peaceful life ahead.

Also, Jeetendra celebrates his seventy-eighth birth anniversary today on 7th April (born on 07.04.1942) and we wish him too a very Happy Birthday today and a happy, healthy and peaceful life ahead.

Now coming back to 1984. This year, Jeetendra and Jayaprada were seen together in the following movies;

S No Movie Name Music Director Passed by Censor Board
1 Haisiyat Bappi Lahiri 10.08.1984
2 Maqsad Bappi Lahiri 30.04.1984
3 Tohfaa Bappi Lahiri 21.01.1984

If we consider the annual ‘Binaca Geetmala’ list of 1984 as many as four songs from the movie ‘Tohfa’ were represented there. Today’s song ranked at number twenty-seven, while other songs ranked at number 3 – “Pyar Ka Tohfa Tera, Bana Hai Jeevan Mera” (title song), number 4 was “Ek Aankh Maaroon To”, and number twenty-six was “Gori Tere Ang Ang Mein’.

And if we consider movies with music composed by Bappi Lahiri, the annual list Binaca Geetmala of 1984, contained as many as eight movies – ‘Sharaabi’, ‘Tohfaa’, ‘Mawaali (1983)’, ‘Maqsad’, ‘Haisiyat’, ‘Wanted’, ‘Kaamyaab’, and ‘Qaidi’.

Let us now enjoy the today’s song, which I like most from this movie. In the movie, the second stanza of the song is repeated when Jayaprada dies, leaving a child behind to Sridevi and Jeetendra also present there.

With this song ‘Tohfa’ (1984) makes its debut on the blog.

Editor’s note:- This song happens to be the 200th duet of Lata and Kishore Kumar in the blog.

Video

Audio

Song – Albela Mausam, Kehta Hai Swagatam (Tohfa)(1984) Singers – Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar, Lyrics – Indeewar, MD – Bhappi Lahiri
Unidentified Voice
Lata Mangeshkar + Kishore Kumar
Lata Mangeshkar + Kishore Kumar + Unidentified Voice

 

Lyrics (Based on audio link)

o ho o ho o
ho ho ho o

o ho ho o
o ho o ho o

mehki kyun gali gali
khili kyun kali kali
kya kehti hai hawa

mehki kyun gali gali
khili kyun kali kali
kya kehti hai hawa

tujhe har khushi miley
lambi zindagi miley
deti hai ye dua

albela mausam
kehta hai swaagatam

albela mausam
kehta hai swaagatam

ringa ringa roses
pocket full of posies
hai sha
bu sha
all fall down

ha ha ha
ha ha ha

kaun sa hai wo phool
ke jis’se aangan banta hai gulshan
jab aanchal mein laal hansega
ghar ban jaayega madhuban
kaun se hain wo deep ke jin se
darte hain andhiyaare
ghar mein ujaala. . .
bhar dete hai

sundar nain tumhaare
sundar nain tumhaare

albela mausam
kehta hai swaagatam
albela mausam
kehta hai swaagatam

johnny johnny
yes pappa
eating sugar
no pappa
telling lie
no pappa
open your mouth
ha ha ha

ha ha ha ha

kyun pooja ke baad hi bolo
maang bhara karte hain
lambi umar sindoor ki ho
ham ye maanga karte hai
ye to kaho jeevan ke safar ki
aakhri aarzoo kya hai
tujh se pehle main utth jaaun
maine ye socha hai
agley janam mein, , ,
donon milenge. . .
apnaa ye waada hai
apnaa ye waada hai
albela mausam
kehta hai swaagatam
albela mausam
kehta hai swaagatam

mehki kyun gali gali
khili kyun kali kali
kya kehti hai hawa

tujhe har khushi miley
lambi zindagi miley
deti hai ye dua

albela mausam
kahta hai swaagatam
albela mausam
kahta hai swaagatam

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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ओ हो ओ हो ओ
हो हो हो ओ

हो हो हो ओ
ओ हो ओ हो ओ

महकी क्यूँ गली गली
खिली क्यूँ कलि कलि
क्या कहती है हवा

महकी क्यूँ गली गली
खिली क्यूँ कलि कलि
क्या कहती है हवा

तुझे हर ख़ुशी मिले
लम्बी ज़िन्दगी मिले
देती है ये दुआ

अलबेला मौसम
कहता है स्वागतम
अलबेला मौसम
कहता है स्वागतम

रिंगा रिंगा रोज़ेस
पाकेट फुल ऑफ पोज़ीस
हू शा
बू शा
औल फॉल डाउन

हा हा हा
हा हा हा

कौन सा है वो फूल
के जिससे आँगन बनता है गुलशन
जब आँचल में लाल हंसेगा
घर बन जाएगा मधुबन
कौन से हैं वो दीप के जिनसे
डरते हैं अंधियारे
घर में उजाला. . .
भर देते है
सुन्दर नैन तुम्हारे
सुन्दर नैन तुम्हारे

अलबेला मौसम
कहता है स्वागतम
अलबेला मौसम
कहता है स्वागतम

जॉनी जॉनी
येस पाप्पा
ईटिंग शुगर
नो पाप्पा
टेल्लिंग ए लाई
नो पाप्पा
ओपन योर माउथ
हा हा हा

हा हा हा हा

क्यूँ पूजा के बाद ही बोलो
माँग भरा करते है
लम्बी उम्र सिन्दूर की हो
हम ये मांगा करते है
ये तो कहो जीवन के सफ़र की
आखरी आरज़ू क्या है
तुझसे पहले मैं उठ जाऊं
मैंने ये सोचा है
अगले जनम में॰ ॰ ॰
दोनों मिलेंगे॰ ॰ ॰
अपना ये वादा है
अपना ये वादा है
अलबेला मौसम
कहता है स्वागतम
अलबेला मौसम
कहता है स्वागतम

महकी क्यूँ गली गली
खिली क्यूँ कलि कलि
क्या कहती है हवा

तुझे हर ख़ुशी मिले
लम्बी ज़िन्दगी मिले
देती है ये दुआ

अलबेला मौसम
कहता है स्वागतम
अलबेला मौसम
कहता है स्वागतम


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“Tohfa”(1947) was directed by Aghajaani Kashmiri for Seth Brothers Productions, Bombay. The movie had Nawab, Veera, Anuradha, Rehman, Mishra, Basant Malini, T N Charlie, Agha Mirza, Masih, Shakuntala, Pushpa, Baby Janet, Anita etc in it.
Read more on this topic…


This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

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The Voice of Mukesh #22
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Today I am posting the 5th song by Mukesh from the film ‘Tohfaa’ (1947). As we make progress on the trip to listening to the voice of Mukesh in some well known, and some not so well known and downright rare songs, we are now coming close to the end of the 1947 list of songs by Mukesh. After this post, only two more of his songs from 1947 are to be posted.
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.

It is generally believed that scriptwriters (I use this word to include story, screenplay and dialogue writers) in Hindi films gained recognition and their status enhanced thanks to Salim-Javed duo who reigned over Hindi film industry with their fast paced screen plays and dialogues during 70s and early 80s. In fact, those days during our family discussions, if someone gives a hard hitting response, we used to say “here comes Salim-Javed” which would help in bringing normalcy to the ongoing heated disussions. The duo became so popular that they used to decide who would be the lead actor in the films for which they wrote scripts. It is also believed that in addition to their fixed component of fees, they would also get a share of profits from the films for which they wrote. I have seen their names being printed in bold letters in film posters and newspapers advertisements signifying that along with lead actors, music director etc, the name of Salim-Javed also played a role in attracting cinegoers to the movie halls.
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This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

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The Voice of Mukesh #21
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The year 1947 was very good for Mukesh, till then the best so far in his seven years career. In this year, he recorded a total of 21 songs in 10 films. We have so far covered 17 of his songs from this year, including all the songs from the film ‘Do Dil’ in which he sang as many as six songs.
Read more on this topic…


“Tohfa”(1947) was a Seth Brothers Production. It was directed by Agha Hashra Kashmiri. The movie had Rehman, Veera , Nawaab etc in it.
Read more on this topic…


“Tohfa” (1947) is a movie about which little is known now. From internet, I can gather that the movie had
Nawab, Veera, Shahnawaz, Anuradha, Rehman, Misra, Agha etc in it.
Read more on this topic…


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