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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 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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4922 Post No. : 16753

Today’s song is from the film ‘Dekho Jee’ (1947).

The year 1947 is a reminder not only for the Independence of India, but also for the upheaval that took place in the film industry that time. More than in any other industry in India, Muslims were plentiful, working in different sections and departments of the Hindi film industry. majority of them migrated to the newly formed Muslim Nation of Pakistan. This did create a lot of disturbance in the film industry. Right from the beginning of 1947, there were signs that soon the British would leave India – after dividing it into two Nations, India and Pakistan. When the month and date became known for the Partition, there was a great hurry among the filmmakers to complete their projects on hand and in process, compromising many factors like quality of the film, number of songs and such other things.

This resulted in the record number of films made in 1947 alone – 181 Hindi films and about 100 films in other languages in India. This was a record which remained unbroken till 1985, when 187 Hindi films were made. Thus from 1931 to 1985, this record remained unbroken for more than 50 years ! Obviously, this resulted in a big compromise on quality to achieve quantity with many films produced half heartedly. Most or rather many films made in 1947 remained obscure, unheard of and many flopped due to poor quality. Actually only few films were released in 1947, because many films were released in 1948 and 1949, with some films being released in Pakistan too.

Did you ever hear about films ‘Amar Asha’, ‘Angoorbala’, ‘Attention’, ‘Barrister’, ‘But Tarash’, ‘Chalte Chalte’, ‘Chandrahas’, ‘Daghabaaz Dost’, ‘Dehati’, ‘Ek Kadam’, ‘Gaurav’, ‘Giribala’, ‘Heera’, ‘Intezar Ke Baad’, ‘Jhalak’, ‘Jurmana’, ‘Khaufnak Aankhen’, ‘Lalaat’, ‘Mangalsutra’, ‘Moti’, ‘Sewagram’, ‘Stage Girl’, ‘Tohfa’ or ‘Utho Jaago’ ? Of course not all films were below standards. Some of the landmark films were also made in 1947, like ‘Shehnai’, ‘Mirza Sahiban’ and Parwana etc. However by and large the picture was like this only.

Today’s film ‘Dekho ji’ was also one such film. The producer/director,MDs, hero heroine and most actors of this film migrated to Pakistan, one after another in few years’ time. The film was made by The Punjab Film Corporation, Bombay. The Producer/ Director was Wali saheb. There were 2 MDs, namely Tufail Faruqui and Sabir Hussain There were 11 songs in the film but only few songs are available on YouTube. The cast consisted of Mumtaz Shanti, Anjum, A Shah, Haroon, Khatoon, Afzal, Dilshad, Mintobai, Gulnar etc.

When we talk of partition and migration of artistes from one country to another, only the famous and the well known names are taken. There were hundreds of small-time actors, directors, lyricists, composers, instrument players, chorus singers, technicians etc who were not known to many and also had migrated for various reasons. The other day I was reading a book, ‘Who’s Who: Music in Pakistan’ written by A Shaikh and M Shaikh. In this book I found several names of singers, composers, lyricists and above all instrument players, who shifted to Pakistan.

It is a well known fact that in olden times, the instrument players, chorus singers and orchestra players had personal attachments and preferences for particular composers and vice versa too. That is why when Ghulam Haider went back to Lahore after partition, he was extremely happy to meet some of his orchestra players in Lahore. In one of the interviews he had said that he felt like he was having a family reunion. He arranged a get together for all those people.

In the Hindi film industry, many partition immigrants came back to dominate and transform the scene here. Filmmakers like Sippy, BR Chopra, Yash Chopra, Ramanand Sagar-all India’s most successful commercial producers were also partition immigrants. Once heavily dominated by Muslim film makers, writers, actors and composers, the Hindi film industry changed drastically after the partition, only to again be dominated after 60-70 years !

Many successful film personalities had gone to Pakistan between 1947 and 1950, including producers like Mehboob, Kardar and Shaukat Hussain Rizvi – who went to Lahore with capital to buy the Hindu-owned studios. Prominent producers of Lahore like Dalsukh Pancholi and Roop K Shorey were forced to sell their studios and properties for a song and flee for their life to India after riots in Pakistan post partition. Some Muslim artistes returned to India after a few years when they realized that Lahore film industry had largely collapsed due to exodus of prominent Hindu producers.

The crucial role played by films in Indian culture could be seen in the refugee camps of Delhi where Hindi movies were shown for free for two hours every evening to all. ‘Film India’ magazine commented that there were more than 15,000 refugees from Sindh and Punjab in Bombay. It also suggested that good looking and educated women can be employed in films. Due to polarization, there was much inflammatory writing published in this magazine at that time.

However, as before and always Bombay film industry maintained its secular culture. A big rally, led by Durga Khote and Prithviraj Kapoor was taken out on 2-10-1947 in Bombay. The entire film industry had joined in it and slogans like ‘Hindu-Muslim bhai bhai’ etc were shouted in the rally. Similarly, to pacify over one lakh refugees from East Pakistan (now Bangaladesh) in Calcutta, film artistes had led a rally in Calcutta at the same time.

The famous Music Historian James McConnachie said, ”As India marched into an uncertain future – in 1947 – film songs offered something unique: they helped creating a sense of belonging to One Nation, something that the divisive extremist right wingers in India, chanting ”Hindustan for Hindus” could never achieve. When Hindi film singers sang, nobody cared that Mohd Rafi was a Muslim or Lata was a Hindu Brahmin. Its great music bridged the gap between Hindus and Muslims, much better than any Politician (including Gandhi and Nehru) ever could achieve.” -World Music-The Rough Guide,Vol II,pp 106,pub.1990 by Harper.

Like many top class composers who migrated to Pakistan, there were some small time or recently started composers who also left, like Inayat Hussain (only 1 Punjabi film ‘Kamli’), Fateh Ali Khan (2 films – ‘Aaina’ (1944) and ‘Director’ (1947), Tufail Farooqi (2 films – ‘Sona Chandi’ (1946) and ‘Dekho Jee’ (1947)). Inayat Hussain of course became a legend in Pakistan.

Today we will talk about TUFAIL FAROOQI.

Tufail was born in Taran Taaran, Amritsar, Punjab, on 10-7-1918. After taking musical lessons from Ustad Abdul Waheed Khan for several years, he joined AIR, Lahore. He also worked with many composers. Finally, he got his first film, ‘Sona Chaandi‘ in 1946. Out of 12 songs of the film, he composed 10 songs and 2 were composed by DC Dutt. In this film Tufail gave an opportunity to a young but promising newcomer, who was struggling to get established as a playback singer – Mohammed Rafi. Rafi got 4 songs in this film and he was overjoyed at this break.

Later Tufail gave music to his second film- ‘Dekho Jee’ (1947). Here too he composed 6 songs and the other 5 were composed by composer Sabir Hussain. Actually, Sabir Hussain was his assistant and just to encourage him, Tufail credited these songs to him.

After partition,Tufail migrated to Pakistan along with family, with Sabir Hussain in tow, but had to struggle hard there too. His first film was ‘Barkha’ in 1953. Tufail gave music to 37 films, mostly Punjabi films and less Urdu. His film, ‘Bahadur Kissan’ (1970) had a song – ”Mera Sona Des Kisaan Da”, sung by singer Masood Rana. This tune was a blatant direct copy of the song ”Ye Desh Hai Veer Jawaanon Ka” from ‘Naya Daur’ (1957). The Pakistani song became a tremendous hit, not only with the Punjab farmers but also was played on Radio and TV often.

Tufail Farooqi’s sister was Master Ghulam Haider’s first wife (Umrao Zia Begum was his second wife), from whom he had a son – Saleem Haider. Later Saleem joined Pakistan Army and rose upto the rank of Lt. General. He retired in 2000.

Tufail worked till early 80s. He married the famous Pak singer Pappu Pukhraj in 1953. He died in Lahore on 25-3-1988.

Another actor in the cast, who was quite a popular comedian those days was A Shah aka Aziz Shah. He was born in 1910, at Sialkot. He did not have much schooling, except primary education at Lyallpur and at Islamia High School, Lahore. Due to his rich and sweet voice, he used to recite Holy Quran, on farmaish. He wrote poetry also.

He joined Saroj Movietone in 1930, under Mohan Bhavnani as an artiste at Rs. 40 per month. He acted in ‘Shakuntala’ (1931) and ‘Gul Bakavli’ (1932). He had to take a 2 year break, due to an illness. Back in Bombay, he worked in the film ‘Fidai Tohid’ (1934) as a hero. He gave music to the film ‘Gunehgar’ (1936). He wrote dialogues for ‘Mother India’ (1938) and ‘Daughters of India’ (1939). His first comic role was in Ranjit’s ‘Mirza Sahiban’ (1935). He became famous with his role in Punjabi film ‘Kurmai’ (1941).

His best role came in ‘Sharada’ (1942), as Munshi Udharchand Shikarpuri. This was repeated by him in the film ‘Keemat’ (1946). Some of his 11 films were, ‘Dhandora’ (1941), ‘Armaan’ (1942), ‘Sukh Dukh’ (1942), ‘Kanoon’ (1943), ‘Sanjog’ (1943), ‘Geet’ (1944) and ‘Ek Din Ka Sultan’ (1945). After 1947, he stopped acting and wrote lyrics in films like ‘Raat Ki Rani’ (1949), ‘Namoona’ (1949) and ‘Ek Teri Nishani’ (1949). After this he migrated to Pakistan and we have no further information about him anymore. Baburao Patel of ‘Film India’ magazine was his fan.

We do not know who sang today’s song, since the HFGK does not mention name of the singer.


Song- Mela mela mela jawaani chaar dinon ka mela (Dekho Jee)(1947) Singer- Unknown female singer, Lyricist-Wali Sahib, MD- Tufail Faruqui

Lyrics

mela mela mela
mela mela mela
jawaani chaar dinon ka mela
haaye jawaani chaar dinon ka mela aa aa
haaye jawaani chaar dinon ka mela aa aa
mela mela mela
jawaani chaar dinon ka mela

chaar dinon ke mele mein
kyun phire akelaa
chaar dinon ke mele mein
kyun phire akelaa aa aa aa
haaye jawaani chaar dinon ka mela aa aa
hoye jawaani chaar dinon ka mela aa
mela mela mela
Jawaani chaar dinon ka mela

joban par mat jaiyyo o o
joban par mat jaiyyo
ye harjaai re ae ae
dukh se mat ghabraiyyo
dukh se mat ghabraiyyo
ye parchhaai re
jyon paani ka rela rela rela
mela mela mela
jawaani chaar dinon ka mela

jab tak phool mein rang roop hai
jab tak phool mein rang roop hai
tab tak
tab tak bhanwra doley ae ae
ab tak ambuwan daal hari hai
ab tak ambuwan daal hari hai
tab tak koyal boley
tab tak koyal boley
kaun kisi se khela khela khela
mela mela mela
jawaani chaar dinon ka mela aa
haaye jawaani chaar dinon ka mela aa
hoy jawaani chaar dinon ka mela aa
mela mela mela
jawaani chaar dinon ka mela aa

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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मेला मेला मेला
मेला मेला मेला
जवानी चार दिनों का मेला
हाए जवानी चार दिनों का मेला॰ ॰ ॰
हाए जवानी चार दिनों का मेला॰ ॰ ॰
मेला मेला मेला
जवानी चार दिनों का मेला

चार दिनों के मेले में क्यों फिरे अकेला
चार दिनों के मेले में क्यों फिरे अकेला॰ ॰ ॰
हाए जवानी चार दिनों का मेला॰ ॰ ॰
ओए जवानी चार दिनों का मेला॰ ॰ ॰
मेला मेला मेला
जवानी चार दिनों का मेला

जोबन पर मत जईओ
जोबन पर मत जईओ
ये हरजाई रे
दुख से मत घबरईओ
दुख से मत घबरईओ
ये परछाई रे
ज्यों पानी का रेला रेला रेला
मेला मेला मेला
जवानी चार दिनों का मेला

जब तक फूल पे रंग रूप है
जब तक फूल पे रंग रूप है
तब तक
तब तक भँवरा डोले
जब तक अम्बुवन डाल हरी है
जब तक अम्बुवन डाल हरी है
तब तक कोयल बोले
तब तक कोयल बोले
कौन किसी से खेला खेला खेला
मेला मेला मेला
जवानी चार दिनों का मेला
हाए जवानी चार दिनों का मेला॰ ॰ ॰
ओए जवानी चार दिनों का मेला॰ ॰ ॰
मेला मेला मेला
जवानी चार दिनों का मेला॰ ॰ ॰


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

4907 Post No. : 16716

Remembering Mohammed Rafi Sahab ( 97th birth anniversary )
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Aaaaaaa
Aaaaaa
Aaaaaaaaaaa
Aaaaaaaaaaa
Mahal udaas aur galiyaan sooni eee
Mahal udaas aur galiyaan aan
sooni eee
Mahal udaa…aas aur galiyaan aaan sooni eeeee
Mahal udaaaaas
Mahal udaaaaas re…
Ea… ea Mahal udaaaaas………s
Mahal udaaaaas
aur galiyaan so………….oni eeeeeeeee
Mahal udaaaas aur galiyaan sooni eee
Mahal udaaaas aur galiyaan sooni eee
Chup chup hain deewaarien ean
Dil kya ujdaa
Duniyaa ujdi ee
Rootth gayee hain bahaarien
Ham jeewan kaise guzaarien
Ho ooo
Mandir girtaa phir ban jaata aa aaa
Dil ko kaun sambhaale ae oo
Duniya ke rakhwaale
Sun dard bhare mere naale
Sun dard bhare mere naale
O Duniya ke rakhwaale ae
Rakhwaale ae ae ae
Rakhwaale ae ae ae
Rakhwaale ae ae ae ae

So many benchmarks and such milestones, no one has set them better than Rafi sahab. The way he touched the lives of each and every urdu/hindi listeners heart and minds, is unmatched and unprecedented, never to be repeated in human civilization. His voice breached the boundaries of languages and cultures too. And his fans following seems to increase over the decades.

His contribution towards the cohesion and integration of the post independent and partitioned India, is unaccountable. No one can even begin to count and record, how many hearts, his voice and his renditions of patriotic songs, religious songs of different belief systems touched. It is no less than what is the contribution of Lata Mangeshkar of Sachin Tendulkar towards the Indian national identity and our ability to hold our head high in front of the world as Indians. There were visionaries, far sighted leaders that gave direction to this country and it was a recognition of Rafi sahab’s calibre and his potential as a voice, to which the nation could relate to and identify, that made Nehru invite Rafi sahab to sing the song “Bapu ki amar kahaani’ at a time of such national turmoil.

He was the voice of pathos, the hope of values, the epitome of ‘watan parasti’, a cultural mixture of a binary, where he could keep his soul pure and his singing from the heart, in a country, which needed his punjabi large heartedness. And foremost of his qualities, which still oozes out of his resonating voice, singing praises to the hero’s love interest, singing songs of devotion and story-telling, reciting ghazals of classic and modern poets, in his honied sometimes velvety and sometimes silky and yet rustic, when the situation required, is his humbleness, sharaafat and purity of intentions.

During the last one and half year many things have changed in this world. At the peak of these changes, someone thought to make a video of the deserted places of a historical / romantic city of Venice. Its streets canals boats, by-lanes and loggias totally bereft of humans, as a backdrop to Rafi Sahab’s rendition of the final stanza of this iconic song, recorded in a live show. I have seen other live show renditions of the same song, where Rafi Sahab is giving this same unbelievably fantastic performance. The clip was widely shared on whatsapp, where I first saw it. The video is available on youtube, with the title “Mahal udaas aur galiyaan sooni”.

Live show cilps are given below:
Mahal udaas aur galiyaan sooni – live singing
Full song “O duniya ke rakhwaale” live

Both the above renditions and the recording in the doordarshan show, make it clear that, this was definitely a song, which was a regular in the riyaaz list of Rafi sahab. To sing it so consistently with the same dedication and voice for 3 decades is a miracle and yet not a miracle. Also, in the stage shows he is singing this ‘raag darbari’ bhajan maintaining the higher octave through-out, and playing the harmonium at the same time. The special prolonged aria of the last stanza was not part of original film song, but it was made so especially for the live shows on stage. It was the discipline and simplicity, which makes such great artists immortal.

I am giving here a list of some of the iconic songs rendered by Rafi sahab which I find unforgettable.
1. Basti basti parbat parbat gaata jaaye banjara
2. Yeh zindagi ke mele duniya mein kam na honge
3. Ramaiyya wasta waiyya
4. Watan ki raah mein watan ke naujawan shaheed hon
5. Raahi manwa dukh ki chinta kyun sataati hai
6. Zindabaad zindabaad ae muhobbat zindabaad
7. Woh jab yaad aaye bahot yaad aaye
8. Kar chale ham fidaa jaan-o-tan saathiyo
9. Tum jo mil gaye ho to yeh lagtaa hai
10. Na to kaarvaan ki talaash hai
11. Dil ke jharoke mein tujh ko bitthaa kar
12. Nain lad jaiyi hain to manwaa maan kasak hoibe kari
13. Tere mere sapne ab ek rang hain
14. Saathhi na koyi manzil
15. Apni to har aah ek toofan hai
16. Tu ne mera yaad na milaaya
17. Yehan badla wafaa ka bewafaai ke siwa kya hai
18. Tu ganga ki mauj main jamuna ka dhara
19. O duniya ke rakhwale
20. Tu kahan yeh bataa iss nasheeli raat mein
21. Aap ne yaad dilaaya to mujhe yaad aaya
22. Man re tu kaahe na dheer dhare
23. Din dhal jaaye haay raat na jaaye
24. Raha gardishon mein har dam mere ishq ka
25. Baar baar dekho hazaar baar dekho
26. Jiya ho jiya ho jiya kuchh bol do
27. Sar jo teraa chakraaye ya dil dooba jaaye
28. Jinhen naaz hai hind par wo kahaan hain
29. Bichhde sabhi baari baari
30. Chaudhvin ka chaan ho ya aaftaab ho
31. Zindagi bhar nahin bhoolegi wo barsaar ki raat
32. Heuy hain tum pe aashiq ham bhala maano buraa maano
33. Teri zulfon se judaayi to nahin maangi thhi
34. Apni to har aah ek toofan hai
35. Dil ki aawaaz bhi sun mere fasaane pe na jaa
36. Ehsaan tera hogaa mujh par dil chahta hai woh
37. Tum mujhe yoon bhulaa na paaoge
38. Aanchal mein sajaa lenaa kaliyaan zulfon mein sitaare bhar lenaa
39. Taarif karun kya uss ki jis ne tujhe banaaya
40. Nafrat ki duniyaa ko chhod ke pyaar ki duniya mein
41. Kya huaa teraa wadaa woh qasam woh iraada
42. Dar-e-dil dard-e-jigar dil mein jagaaya aap ne
43. Sukh ke sab saathhi dukh mein na koyi
44. Bichhde sabhi baari baari
45. Hai agar dushman dushman zamaana gham nahin
46. Chura liya hai tum ne jo dil ko
47. O haseena zulfon waali jaan-e-jahan
48. Kahaaniyan sunaati hai pawan aati jaati
49. Mera man teraa pyaasa mera man teraa
50. Badi door se aaye hain pyar ka tohfa laaye hain
51. Teri bindiya re aaye haaye teri bindiyaa re
52. Bahaaron phool barsaao mera mehboob aaya hai
53. Jo waada kiyaa wo nibhaana padegaa
54. Aap ke pehloo mein aa kar ro diye
55. Chalo dildaar chalo chaand ke paar chalo
56. Baabul ki duaaen leti jaa jaa tujh ko sukhi sansaar mile
57. Ye des hai veer jawaanon ka albelon ka mastaaon ka
58. Maan mera ehsaan ari naadaan ke main ne tujh se kiya hai pyaar
59. Deewaane hain deewanon ko na dar chahiye
60. Chaahunga main tujhe saanjh savere
61. Koyi jab raah na paaye mere sang aaye
62. Mere dost qissa yeh kya hogayaa
63. Suhaani raat dhal chuki
64. Huye ham jin ke liye barbaad woh ham ko chaahe karenna yaad
65. Meri kahaani bhoolne waale tera jahan aabaad rahe
66. Ek dil ke tukde hazaar huey koyi yehan gira koyi wahan gira
67. Apni aazaadi ko ham hargiz mitaa sakte nahin
68. Sarfroshi ki tamanna ab hamaare dil mein hai
69. Ho ke majboor mujhe uss ne bhulaaya hogaa
70. Rut hai milan ki saathhi mere aa re
71. Tum bin jaaun kahaan ke duniya mein aa ke
72. Patthar ke sanam tujhe ham ne muhobbat ka khudaa jaana
73. Tere bina soone sayan hamaare
74. Chale thhe saathh mil ke chalenge saathh mil ke
75. Aawaaz de ke hamen tum bulaao
76. Aisa mauqa phir kahan milegaa hamaare jaisa dil kahan milegaa
77. Banda parwar thaam lo jigar ban ke pyaar phir aaya hoon
78. Hai duniyaa ussi ki zamaana ussi ka mohobbat mein jo ho gaya ho kisi ka
79. Chhupne waale saamne aa chhup chhup ke mera jee na jalaa
80. Mere mehboob tujhe meri muhobbat ki qasam
81. Khoya khoya chaand khula aasmaan
82. Main zindagi ka saath nibhaata chala gayaa
83. Zara saamne to aao chhaliye chhup chhup chhalne mein kya
84. Kaali ghataa chhaayi prem rut aaye aayi aayi aayi aayi teri yaad aayi
85. Tasveer teri dil mein jis din se utaari hai
86. Chhup gaye saare nazaare oye kya baat ho gayi
87. Jo unn ki tamanna hai barbaad ho jaa
88. Tu hindu banegaa na musalmaan banegaa
89. Ek thha gul aur ek thhi bulbul
90. Dil mein chhupa ke pyar ka toofan le chale
91. Aaj mausam badaa beimaan hai badaa
92. Muhobbat kar ko jee bhar lo aji kis ne roka hai
93. Sun sun sun sun zaalimaa pyar ham ko tum se hogayaa
94. Insaaf ka mandir hai yeh bhagwaan ka ghar hai
95. Rim zhim ke geet saawan gaaye haaye bheegi bheegi raaton mein
96. Dil jo na keh sakaa wohi raaz-e-dil kehne ki raat aayi
97. Ae ji dil par huaa aisa jadoo tabiyat machal machal gayi
98. Udhar tum haseen ho idhar dil jawaan hai
99. Kahaan jaa raha hai tu ae jaane waale
100. Jab bhi yeh dil udaas hota hai jaane kaun aas paas hotaa hai
101. O door ke musaafir ham ko bhi saathh le le re
102. Duniya na bhaaye mohe ab to bulaa le charonon mein
103. Ae dil hai mushkil jeena yehaan zara hat ke zara bach ke yeh hai bambai meri jaan

I have missed scores of my personal favourites in the above list. For example, I have mentioned very few duets and few group songs.

The song I am presenting on this memorial day is from the 1946 film Sona Chandi. Tufail Faarooqui is the music director and Wali Sahab. This is a duet with Shamshad Begum having some conversation and the words in English “I am sorry”. This reminds me of an “once upon a time” famous quote; Angez chale gaye, yeh sorry aur thank you chhod gaye. Quite contrary to this saying, I found on my visit to UK, that the British never left it here, they gifted the etiquette’s (a legacy) to us and continued to make them their ‘takiya kalaam’.

It is true, the denizens of the old blighty are so polite that these words keep falling from their lips, what ever is the situation or occasion. They have kept quite and listened to Shashi Tharoor making those demands. I have every hope that the apology is a given. It’s taking its time, but it should be on the way. More on this topic in another post, as here we have a birthday event to celebrate.

This is short and sweet duet song with the nok-jhonk, which became more prevalent in the 60’s songs. But this is a 40’s song, making clear, the potential of a powerful voice which was to become a backbone of future playback singing.

My list of iconic Rafi songs is incomplete, so the readers and commentators can help me complete the list.


Song-Baithhe hain tere dar pe (Sona Chaandi)(1946) Singers-Rafi, Shamshad Begam, Lyrics-Wali Sahab, MD-Tufail Farooqui
Both

Lyrics

Baithhe hain
tere dar pe
kuchh kar ke uthhenge ae
police uthhaayegi yaa ham
mar ke uthhenge
ya ham
mar ke uthhenge
ya ham
mar ke uthhenge

(knock knock)
Kya hai
Zara didi ko bulaao
Achchha
!

Didi
Woh majnu aaye hain

Arey keh do ham ghar pe nahin hain
Achchha…

Wo kehte hain
ham ghar pe nahin hain

Achchha, yeh baat hai.
Haan haan, yahi baat hai

Teri deewaar pe
Teri deewaar pe
Hasrat ki nazar karte hain
Teri deewaar pe
Hasrat ki nazar karte hain
Khush raho ehl-e-watan
Ham to safar karte hain
Khush raho ehl-e-watan
Ham to safar karte hain

Tumhen kya ho gaya kya pyaare
Tumhen kya ho gaya kya pyaare

Dil ki raftaar balaa ho gayaa
I am sorry
Dil ki raftaar balaa ho gayaa
I am sorry
baithhe bithhlaaye ye kya ho gayaa
I am sorry
baithhe bithhlaaye ye kya ho gayaa
I am sorry

Ee ee ee
Main ne to
Aankh machauli hi kari
Thhee eee lekin
Khwaa-ma-khwaa mujh pe fidaa ho gayaa

I am sorry
Khwaa-ma-khwaa mujh pe fidaa ho gayaa
I am sorry
Khwaa-ma-khwaa mujh pe fidaa hogayaa
I am sorry

Haa aaaan
Teri nazron ne kiyaa
Mujh pe yoon kaalaa
haa…aan jaadoo oo
Aadmi se tu gadhaa ho gayaa
I am sorry
Aadmi se tu gadhaa ho gayaa
I am sorry
Aadmi se tu gadhaa ho gayaa
I am sorry

Tere chehre pe
?? huaa jaata hai
Tere chehre pe
?? huaa jaata hai

Jaise ke ghat ke diya
Jaise ke ghat ke diya
ho gaya
I am sorry
Jaise ke ghat ke diya ho gaya
I am sorry eee eeee


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

Blog Day :

4279 Post No. : 15519

Saga Of Sleepless Nights – 6
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un aankhon mein neend kahaan
jin aankhon se preetam door base

The contest between a heart in love and the nights of loneliness is as ancient as the written word itself. Poets of yore, across the ages, and to the present times, have all written about the tribulations of the nights of loneliness. Time does pass at its own pace, but for a lonely heart pining for love, it is as if the time has come to a standstill.

The acute anxiety of the empty moments wherein apparently nothing is happening, is something that cannot be explained in words. It is a sensation that has to be experienced, to get the true flavor of the feelings that are ensconced in the words ‘hijr’ (“हिज्र”) and ‘firaaq’ (“फ़िराक़”) – the feelings of separation, the feelings of being incomplete, the feelings of anticipation, waiting, the feelings of incessant yearning that seems to rend the heart asunder.

Philosophers and poets have ruminated over this experience, and have recommended certain pursuits. There is that famous rhyme that talks about counting green bottles standing on a wall. It is based on the children’s counting nursery rhyme – “Ten Bottles on the Wall”. Folks who cannot sleep are recommended to start from, well, maybe a thousand bottles, keep knocking them down one at a time, and keep a count of the bottles left on the wall. Starting from thousand, this process is bound to get drowsy some way through getting to the target of downing all the thousand bottles from the wall.

The other, of course is counting sheep, jumping over a fence. So just keep a count of the imaginary sheep that are jumping over the make believe fence, and continue counting till the senses give way.

The more esoteric recommendation from the poets, especially for forlorn lovers longing for their mate, is to count the stars. Now this remedy may not work in urban habitats in current times – in best of times with normal pollution levels, about a score stars maybe visible. So this poetic bulwark of heartening proportions does not work in a city like Delhi. Ah yes, but in locales where the skies are clear, this assignment can be undertaken in real earnest. On a clear moonless night, the sky looks so crowded with stars, that the mission of counting stars can be a humbling task. And very well suited for the lonely hearts stricken with the malady of separation and longing.

The beauty of the poet’s mind is simply fantastic and out of this world. It goes even beyond this imagination of being assigned the task of counting the stars. Let me borrow some lines from my own article that I wrote for the song “Aaj Unke Paay e Naaz Pe Sajdaa Karenge Hum”. The lyrics of this song dwells on this task of ‘अख्तर शुमारी’ – the act of counting stars (‘अख्तर’) in the sky. The relevant portion of the lyrics goes like this,

maana shab e firaaq bhi
hoti hai is liye
har nabz e gham isi ke
sahaare guzar sakey
naqaam e ishq hijr mein
taare gina karey
hum intehaa e shauq ki
hadd se guzar gaye
lo aaj hum ne saare
sitaare bhi gin liye
ab ae shab e firaaq bataa
kya karenge hum

And I quote from my write up,

The poet has surpassed many superlatives to weave the fabric of words that makes up this song. Let me give you an example. It is quite a traditional concept in poetry, that a lonely lover in the long nights of wait and anticipation, is advised to count the stars in the sky – a metaphor that implies that neither the stars in the sky will ever be counted, and nor the wait for the beloved ever end. This refrain is encountered often in romantic poetry. But the poet of this song does one better, and goes a step beyond. He says that all the stars are now counted, and so tell me o night of long wait what should I do.

lo aaj hum ne saare sitaare bhi gin liye
ab ae shab-e-firaaq bataa kya karenge hum

A superlative expression that rises to defeat even the task of counting the stars. And poses the question, that in my crazed passion, I have even gone ahead and actually counted all the stars, so tell me what should I do now.

The poet’s imagination is endless, and so this discussion can, and will be continued elsewhere. For now, I present this oh so wonderful song rendered so lovingly by Shamshad Begum, that tells about the nights of loneliness and longing. The film is ‘Sona Chaandi’ from 1946. The lyrics are written by Wali Sahab and the music is composed by Tufail Farooqui.

The film is produced under the banner of New Bombay Theatre, Bombay and is directed by RD Pareenja. The star cast is listed as Chandni, Suresh, Kishori, Saroj Borkar, Kamla, Ghulam Rasool, Amrit Lal, Radha Kishan amongst others. There is a total of 12 songs in this film penned by three songwriters – Wali Sahab, Shamim and Khawar Zamaan. This song is written by Wali Sahab.

So let’s listen to this heartwarming winner in the ‘खनकती हुई’ voice of Shamshad Begum. The protagonist is blaming her beau for her sleeplessness – “तेरे बिना नींद ना आई रे”.

Song – Baalam Harjaai Re, Tere Bina Neend Na Aayi Re  (Sona Chaandi) (1946) Singers – Shamshad Begum, Lyrics – Wali Sahab, MD – Tufail Farooqui

Lyrics

baalam harjaai re

baalam harjaai re
tere bina neend na aayi re
neend na aayi re
o neend na aayi re
baalam harjaai re
tere bina neend na aayi re
neend na aayi re
o neend na aayi re
baalam harjaai re

bhool gaye baalam nibhaane ki rasmen
bhool gaye baalam nibhaane ki rasmen
nindiya ne kha leen na aane ki kasmen
nindiya ne kha leen na aane ki kasmen
nainon mein ratiyaan
nainon mein ratiyaan ganvaai re
tere bina neend na aayi re
neend na aayi re
ho neend na aayi re
baalam harjaai re
baalam harjaai re

mukh se na bolun
pyaare mukh se na bolun
pyaare
roye roye jaaun main
dil ki kahaani
dil ki kahaani najar se sunaaun main
dil ki kahaani najar se sunaaun main
nainon mein
nainon mein ghat ghir ke aai re. . .
nainon mein ghat ghir ke aai re
tere bina neend na aayi re
neend na aayi re
ho neend na aayi re. . .
baalam harjaai re

baalam harjaai re. . .

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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बालम हरजाई रे

बालम हरजाई रे
तेरे बिना नींद ना आई रे
नींद ना आई रे
ओ नींद ना आई रे
बालम हरजाई रे
तेरे बिना नींद ना आई रे
नींद ना आई रे
ओ नींद ना आई रे
बालम हरजाई रे

भूल गए बालम निभाने की रस्में
भूल गए बालम निभाने की रस्में
नींदिया ने खा लीं ना आने की कसमें
नींदिया ने खा लीं ना आने की कसमें
नैनों में रतियाँ
नैनों में रतियाँ गँवाई रे
तेरे बिना नींद ना आई रे
नींद ना आई रे
हो नींद ना आई रे
बालम हरजाई रे
बालम हरजाई रे

मुख से ना बोलूँ
प्यारे मुख से ना बोलूँ
प्यारे
रोये रोये जाऊँ मैं
दिल की कहानी
दिल की कहानी नजर से सुनाऊँ मैं
दिल की कहानी नजर से सुनाऊँ मैं
नैनों में
नैनों में घट घिर के आई रे
नैनों में घट घिर के आई रे
तेरे बिना नींद ना आई रे
नींद ना आई रे
हो नींद ना आई रे॰ ॰ ॰
बालम हरजाई रे

बालम हरजाई रे॰ ॰ ॰


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Blog Day : 3913 Post No. : 14973

Today’s song is from the film Dekho ji-47.

The film was made by Punjab Film Corporation and was produced and directed by its owner Wali Sahab. He also wrote the lyrics. The music was by Tufail Faruqi and his assistant Sabir Hussain ( 5 and 6 songs credited respectively).

This was one of the films of 1947, from which almost everyone- the cast, producer, director, lyricist, composers etc etc all migrated to Pakistan after Partition- some immediately and few after some time. This was of course not unusual. As the year 1947 began, news was circulating about the partition. Like many other industries, Film industry was also worried. There was an air of uncertainty. Who will stay and who will migrate was hotly debated in the privacy of homes, studios and clubs. People looked at each others with suspicion. Muslims were worried about their safety in India, in spite of the assurances by Gandhi and Nehru.

Crores of rupees were invested in films. After the second world war started in 1939, lot of Black money was generated and much of it came to Film industry. Investors, Financiers and producers were worried about half made films. Everybody seemed to be in a hurry to finish his assignment on hand. Due to this the quantity of films increased,sadly at the cost of quality. 1947 saw a record number of films made in 1947- 181 Hindi films, the highest ever since films were made. It took another 40 years to break this record in 1988, when 185 films were made.

Almost 75 to 80 % films of 1947 were obscure and forgotten within a short time. Films like Aisa Kyun, Atom Bomb, Barrister, Beete Din, Chalte chalte, Chandrahaas, Dehati, Daulat Ke Liye, Extra Girl, Farz, Gaurav, Gudiya, Heera, Janata, Jhalak, Khandaani, Lalat, Manmani, mere Bhagwan, Mohan, Nai Baat, Pehla Pyar, Paro, Riwaz, Shabari, Shahkaar, Tohfa, Toote Dil, Veerangana are some of the films made in 1947. How many of us even know about them ? Actually, some of these were films in which well known and major stars of the times had acted. For example, Mohan had Dev Anand as Hero, Lalat was the debut film of Usha Kiran (as Usha Marathe), Prem Adib and Vanmala had acted in Chandrahaas etc etc.

Not that ALL films were bad. Certainly some famous and excellent films providing some Milestones of Hindi cinema were also made in 1947, like Aapki Sewa Mein (First playback song of Lata M), Bela (all 10 songs by Zohrabai Ambalawali), Dard (Debut song of Umadevi), Elaan (a bold Muslim social film by Mehboob Khan), Jugnu (the only film of Dilip kumar and Noorjehan), Meera (all 18 songs by MS Subbulaxmi), Mirza Sahibaan (last film of Noorjehan in India), Neel Kamal ( debut of Raj kapoor and Madhubala as lead pair), Parwana (Last film of KL Saigal), Shadi Se Pehle ( first duet of Rafi and Lata) and Shehnai (epoch making music by C Ramchandra).

Nevertheless partition did have an impact on the Film industry, due to the migration of artistes from both countries. LAHORE an important city in the undivided Punjab in the pre-independence days was one of the major Film making Centres in India. Talented actors and musicians from all Punjab and Sindh area tried their luck in the Cine Industry at Lahore. Nevertheless, the biggest centre of film production was Bombay and it was every aspiring artiste’s dream to go to Bombay and shine there. The film activity at Lahore increased considerably in the early 40s in terms of film production and Music. Those days Lahore was called ” a supply source” for Bombay, as many actors and musicians shifted their base to Bombay from there.

In the communal frenzy, polarisation of artistes took place. Hindus shifted to Bombay and Muslims left for Lahore. But there were some reverse migrations also in this period. One example each is of Sahir Ludhiyanvi who migrated to India, and Deebo Bhattacharya from Calcutta migrated to Karachi and prospered in Pakistan as a successful music director.

Some of the families got divided, like Mehboob Khan opted to remain in India, but his brother MR Khan remained in Pakistan and worked as a well known producer. Juhi Chawla’s grandfather JC Anand and uncle Satish Anand stayed in Lahore. Consequently they became the pioneers of Pakistan Film Industry. After the divorce Rafi’s first wife also migrated to Pakistan with her children.

At the actual time of Partition some artists were in Lahore for film work. They were BR Chopra, Ramanand Sagar, IS Johar, Gulshan Rai, Omprakash, Jeevan, OP Nayyar, Rajinder Singh Bedi, Naqsh Lyallpuri, Surinder and Prakash Kaur and Pushpa Hans. They all left Lahore hurriedly and reached Bombay safely.

However this journey was not so safe for one actor – comedian Durga Prasad, known as Durga Mota. He was very fat. In the melee, he reached the Lahore station and somehow boarded the train to Bombay. Suddenly a group of mad rioters entered the Lahore station and started killing the travelers. Most people ran helter skelter, but due to his heavy body, Durga Mota could not run and was cut into pieces on the Lahore station platform itself !

Same way many artistes from Bombay left for Lahore and ALL of them reached safely.

With so many people migrating to Pakistan at a time and the condition of Pakistan Film Industry then, it is a moot question, whether all these migrants could get work there and shine ?

There were 2 types of people who migrated-

1. Those who had achieved their peaks already in India and

2. Those who had just started their careers.

Obviously the second group, at least some of them, could do well there eventually.

Some of the successful migrants there were – Noor jahan, Khursheed Anwar, GA Chisti, Nissar Bazmi, Firoz Nizami, Najam Naqvi, Nakshab Jarachavi, Sibtain Fazli, Wali Saheb, Manto, Rashid Atre, Sudhir, Santosh, Asha Posley, Shameem, Najma, Yasmeen, Ragini, Zahoor Shah, Shaikh Iqbal, Himalaywala, Nazar, Rafiq Gaznavi, Tanvir Naqvi, Iqbal Bano etc.

Some of the unfortunate ones were – Meena Shorey, Ratan Kumar, M Sadiq, Charlie, Ghori, Kumar, Sheikh Mukhtar, Najmul Hussain, Neena, Kalavati, Maya Devi, Ghulam Hyder, Nashaad, Premlata etc.

Almost all the artists who shifted to Bombay prior to Partition did very well here.

There was a second wave of Migration in the 50s, during which many artistes like Veera, Rattan Kumar, Rehana, Mumtaz Shanti, Meena Shorey, Wali Sahib, K Anwar etc migrated to Pakistan.

Partition did some damage to India, but as there was a second line waiting to take over, the impact was negligible. However, Pakistan had to build a new film industry with the help of the migrant artistes in almost all departments of film making. Once this generation ended their career,unfortunately there was not much of a second line to take over in Pakistan.

Like many top class composers who migrated to Pakistan, there were some small time or recently started composers who also left, like Inaayat Hussain (only 1 Punjabi film Kamli), Fateh Ali Khan (2 films- Aaina-44 and Director-47), Tufail Farooqi (2 films-Sona Chandi-46 and Dekho Ji-47). Inayat Hussain of course became a Legend in Pakistan.

Today we will talk about TUFAIL FAROOQI.

Tufail was born in Taran Taaran, Amritsar, Punjab, in 1918. After taking musical lessons from Ustad Abdul Waheed Khan for several years, he joined All India Radio, Lahore. He also worked with many composers. Finally, he got his first film, ‘Sona Chaandi‘-46. Out of 12 songs of the film, he composed 10 songs and 2 were composed by DC Dutt. In this film Tufail gave opportunity to a young but promising new comer, who was struggling to get established as a playback singer – Mohammed Rafi. Rafi got 4 songs in this film and he was overjoyed at this break.

Later Tufail gave music to his second film- ‘Dekho Ji’-47. Here too he composed 6 songs and the other 6 were composed by composer Sabir Hussain. Actually, Sabir Hussain was his assistant and just to encourage him, Tufail credited these songs to him.

After partition, Tufail migrated to Pakistan, along with family and Sabir Hussain in tow, but had to struggle hard there too. His first film was ‘Barkha’ in 1953. Tufail gave music to 37 films, mostly Punjabi films and less Urdu. His film, ‘Bahadur Kissan’ -1970 had a song- ”Mera sona des kissan da”, sung by singer Masood Rana. This tune was a blatant direct copy of the song ”Ye desh hai veer jawanon ka” from ‘Naya Daur’-57. The Pakistani song became a tremendous hit, not only with the Punjab farmers but also was played on Radio and TV often.

Tufail Farooqi’s sister was Master Ghulam Haider’s first wife (Umrao Zia Begum was his second wife), from whom he got a son-Saleem Haider. Later Saleem joined Pakistan Army and rose upto the rank of Lt. General. He retired in 2000.

Tufail worked till early 80s. He had married the famous Pak singer Pappu Pukhraj in 1953. He passed away in Lahore on 25-3-1988.

Film ‘Dekho Ji’s cast was Mumtaz Shanti, Anjum, A Shah, Khatoon, Haroon, Afzal, Dilshad, Mintobai, Gulnar etc. Anjum was the hero in this film. From his photos in Film India issues of 1946, he looked to be a very handsome young man. He was also seen in 2 more films-‘Bichhade Balam’ and ‘Rehnuma’, both of 1948. After this, I guess, he migrated to Pakistan like many other artistes, because now his name appears in many films made in Pakistan, during the period 50s to the 80s. Some of his films made there are, ‘Waada’-57, ‘Nai Ladki’-58, ‘Beqasoor’-69, ‘Shami’-89 etc.

Another actor in the cast, who was quite a popular comedian those days was A Shah aka Aziz Shah. He was born in 1910, at Sialkot. He did not have much schooling, except primary education at Lyallpore and at Islamia High School, Lahore. Due to his rich and sweet voice, he used to recite Holy Quran, on farmaish. He wrote poetry also.

He joined Saroj Movietone in 1930, under Mohan Bhavnani as an artiste at Rs.40 p.m. He acted in ‘Shakuntala’-31 and ‘Gul Bakavli’-32. He had to take a 2 year break, due to an illness. Back in Bombay, he worked in film ‘Fidai Tohid’-34 as a hero. He gave music to film ‘Gunehgar’-36. He wrote dialogues for ‘Mother India’-38 and ‘Daughters of India’-39. His first comic role was in Ranjit’s ‘Mirza Sahiban’-35. He became famous with his role in Punjabi film ‘Kurmai’-41.

His best role came in ‘Sharada’-42, as Munshi Udharchand Shikarpuri. This was repeated by him in film ‘Keemat’-46. Some of his 11 films were, ‘Dhandora’-41, ‘Armaan’-42, ‘Sukh Dukh’-42, ‘Kanoon’-43, ‘Sanjog’-43, ‘Geet’-44 and ‘Ek Din Ka Sultan’-45. After 1947, he stopped acting and wrote lyrics in films like ‘Raat Ki Rani’-49, ‘Namoona’-49 and ‘Ek Teri Nishani’-49. After this he possibly migrated to Pakistan and we have no further information about him anymore. Baburao Patel of Film India magazine was his fan.

I have no idea whatsoever about the story line of this film. From the various photographs and comments in Film India 1946 issues, the film seemed to be interesting and entertaining with dance, drama and songs. It seems the film was completed in record time, but it was not released in 1947 for sure. Actually, most of the 1947 censored movies got released in 1948, due to the disturbed political atmosphere in the country in 1947.

Here is a very melodious song from this film, sung by Shamshad Begum.


Song-Baalam Pardesia Saajan Pardesia (Dekho Jee)(1947) Singer- Shamshad Begum, Lyrics- Wali sahab, MD-Tufail Farooqui

Lyrics

baalam pardesia
saajan pardesia
kaali ghataayen ghir ghir aayin
ghir aayin
duhaayi re
duhaayi re
baalam pardesia
saajan pardesia

jhool rahi jhoola
saajan sang sajni ee
jhool rahi jhoola
saajan sang sajni
aur main akeli
jaloon bin agni
aur main akeli
jaloon bin agni
haaye raam
kaun sautan man bhaayi re
duhaayi re
duhaayi re
baalam pardesia
saajan pardesia

chhod gaye jab se
baalam harjaai re
chhod gaye jab se
baalam harjaai re
nainon mein tab se hi
nindiya na aayi re
nainon mein tab se hi
nindiya na aayi re
ansuwan se ho gayi
sagaai re
duhaayi re
duhaayi re
baalam pardesia
saajan pardesia

poochh rahi tum se
kadamb ki chhaiyyaan
poochh rahi tum se
kadamb ki chhaiyyaan
akeli ko chhod ke
kahaan gaye sainyya
akeli ko chhod ke
kahaan gaye sainyya
teri khabariya na aayi re
duhaayi re
duhaayi re
baalam pardesia
saajan pardesia aa aa

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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बालम परदेसिया
साजन परदेसिया
काली घटाएँ घिर घिर आईं
घिर आईं
दुहाई रे
दुहाई रे
बालम परदेसिया
साजन परदेसिया

झूल रही झूला
साजन संग सजनी
झूल रही झूला
साजन संग सजनी
और मैं अकेली
जलूँ बिन अग्नि
और मैं अकेली
जलूँ बिन अग्नि
हाए राम
कौन सौतन मन भाई रे
दुहाई रे
दुहाई रे
बालम परदेसिया
साजन परदेसिया

छोड़ गए जब से
बालम हरजाई रे
छोड़ गए जब से
बालम हरजाई रे
नैनों में तब से ही
नींदिया ना आई रे
नैनों में तब से ही
नींदिया ना आई रे
अंसुवन से हो गई सगाई रे
दुहाई रे
दुहाई रे
बालम परदेसिया
साजन परदेसिया

पूछ रहीं तुमसे
कदम्ब की छईंयां
पूछ रहीं तुमसे
कदम्ब की छईंयां
अकेली को छोड़ के
कहाँ गए सैंयां
अकेली को छोड़ के
कहाँ गए सैंयां
तेरी खबरिया ना आई रे
दुहाई रे
दुहाई रे
बालम परदेसिया
साजन परदेसिया


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“Dekho Jee”(1947) was directed by Wali Sahab for Punjab Film Corporation, Bombay. The movie had Mumtaz Shanti, Anjum, A Shah, Khatoon, Haroon, Afzal, Dilshad, Minto Bai, P D lal, Gulnar, Prakash Trehan etc in it.
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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.

“Dekho Jee”(1947) was directed by Wali Sahab for Punjab Film Corporation, Bombay. The movie had Mumtaz Shanti, Anjum, A Shah, Khatoon, Haroon, Afzal, Dilshad, Minto Bai, P D lal, Gulnar, Prakash Trehan etc in it.
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This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

GEMS FROM THE MIGRATORS…..song no. 9
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When we talk of Partition and Migration of artistes from one country to another, only the famous and the well known names are taken. There were hundreds of small time actors, directors, lyricists, composers, instrument players, chorus singers, technicians etc who were not known to many and also had migrated for various reasons. The other day I was reading a book, ” Who’s who: Music in Pakistan ” written by A.Shaikh and M.Shaikh. In this book I found several names of singers, composers, lyricists and above all instrument players, who shifted to Pakistan.
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Shamshad Begam (14 april 1919 – 23 april 2013) left for her heavenly abode at the night of 23 april 2013. We in this blog discussed some rare Shamshad Begam songs as our tributes to her yesterday.
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“Dekho Ji” (1947) is as obscure a movie as any. Hardly any information about this movie is available on line.
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This blog discusses Bollywood songs of yesteryears. Every song has a brief description, followed by a video link, and complete lyrics of the song.

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