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This article is written by Peevesie’s Mom, 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.

The small girl in the song with this post celebrates her 52nd birthday today—unbelievable she is so young. The birthday list on our blog says she is 1965 born, also the Filmfare awards list page says she was all of 15 when in 1980 she won the Best Supporting Actress award for her depiction of a rape victim (in ‘Insaaf Ka Taraazu’). She seems to have been around forever. I just do not want to use the phrase ‘past her prime.’ Come to think of it she is younger to the Khans who are ruling the industry these days.

Born as the eldest child to Pandarinath Kolhapure – a cousin of the Mangeshkars – she was cast as a child actor for the first time in Dev Anand’s ‘Ishq Ishq Ishq’ in 1975. From there she has not looked back and worked with all the three pillars of Bollywood- with Dev Anand in ‘Ishq Ishq Ishq’, Raj Kapoor cast her in ‘Satyam Shivam Sundaram’ (1978) and then later in ‘Prem Rog’ (1982), and Dilip Kumar was her co-star in ‘Vidhaata’ (1982). Added to that her filmography shows that there was hardly any big star who has not acted with her; the sole exception being Amitabh Bachchan. She was romantically paired opposite Rajesh Khanna and Jeetendra. She got a best supporting actress for her performance in B.R.Chopra’s ‘Insaaf Ka Tarazu’. That same year saw her in her first heroine role in ‘Zamaane Ko Dikhaana Hai’ opposite to Rishi Kapoor. But her best actress award was for Raj Kapoor’s ‘Prem Rog’. She also got a special award for ‘Ahista Ahista’ (1981).  She took a break after marrying Tutu (Pradeep) Sharma in 1989 and made a comeback in a Marathi film “Chimani Pakhar” in 2003. Last I remember seeing her in a serial on Sony TV with her friend Poonam Dhillon as costar.

Here is wishing this multi-talented, cute, sweet, baby-faced actor a Very Happy Birthday. This song, from the 1978 film ‘Saajan Bina Suhaagan’, is filmed on Nutan, Radha Bartake, Arati Chopra and Padmini Kolhapure – today’s birthday gal. It is written by Indivar, and Usha Khanna is the music director. The film is produced by Sawan Kumar Tak. The playback singers are Arati Mukherjee, Chandrani Mukherjee and ShivangiKolhapure.

 

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Song – Happy Birthday To You (Saajan Bina Suhaagan) (1978) Singer – Aarti Mukherji, Chandrani Mukherji, Shivangi Kolhapure, Lyrics – Indivar, MD – Usha Khanna
Aarti + Chandrani + Shivangi

Lyrics

apna sab ko roop dikhaun
jab ishwar ke mann mein aaya
tab maa us ne tujhko banaaya
tujh mein apna roop sajaaya
aaj tera maa janam din aaya
happy birthday to you
o mamma
dear mamma
happy birthday to you
o mamma dear mamma
happy birthday to you

la lala
lala lala
lallaa la la laaa

la lala lalaallaa la la
la la laalla la la lalla
la lalla la la

jeewan ke jitne pal hum ne
god me teri guzaare
jeewan ke jitne pal hum ne
god me teri guzaare
maa wo pal jeevan mein humko
lagte hain sabse pyaare
o mamma dear mamma
o mamma pyaari mamma
happy birthday to you
o mamma
dear mamma
happy birthday to you

pyaar ko tu anuraag samajh ke
sab kuchh hum pe lutaaye
pyaar ko tu anuraag samajh ke
sab kuchh hum pe lutaaye
laakhon hi upkar kare
upkar kabhi na jataaye
o mamma dear mamma
o mamma pyaari mamma
happy birthday to you
o mamma
dear mamma
happy birthday to you

hum hain tere pyaar ki kaliyaan
tu mamata ki daali
hum hain tere pyaar ki kaliyaan
tu mamata ki daali
janam divas ho tujh ko mubaarak
hum ko janam dene waali
o mamma dear mamma
o mamma pyaari mamma
happy birthday to you
o mamma
dear mamma
happy birthday to you
o mamma
dear mamma
happy birthday to you

laa lala
lala lala
lallaala lallaala laa

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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अपना सबको रूप दिखाऊँ
जब ईश्वर के मन में आया
तब माँ उसने तुझको बनाया
तुझ में अपना रूप सजाया
आज तेरा जनम दिन आया
हॅप्पी बर्थडे टू यू
ओ माम्मा
डियर माम्मा
हॅप्पी बर्थडे टू यू
ओ माम्मा डियर माम्मा
हॅप्पी बर्थडे टू यू

ला लाला
लाला लाला
लल्ला ला ला ला॰॰॰

जीवन के जीतने पल हमने
गोद में तेरी गुज़ारे
जीवन के जीतने पल हमने
गोद में तेरी गुज़ारे
माँ वो पल जीवन में हमको
लगते हैं सबसे प्यारे
ओ माम्मा डियर माम्मा
ओ माम्मा प्यारी माम्मा
हॅप्पी बर्थडे टू यू
ओ माम्मा
डियर माम्मा
हॅप्पी बर्थडे टू यू

प्यार को तू अनुराग समझ के
सब कुछ हमपे लुटाये
प्यार को तू अनुराग समझ के
सब कुछ हमपे लुटाये
लाखों ही उपकार करे
उपकार कभी ना जताए
ओ माम्मा डियर माम्मा
ओ माम्मा प्यारी माम्मा
हॅप्पी बर्थडे टू यू
ओ माम्मा
डियर माम्मा
हॅप्पी बर्थडे टू यू

हम हैं तेरे प्यार की कलियाँ
तू ममता की डाली
हम हैं तेरे प्यार की कलियाँ
तू ममता की डाली
जनम दिवस हो तुमको मुबारक
हमको जनम देने वाली
ओ माम्मा डियर माम्मा
ओ माम्मा प्यारी माम्मा
हॅप्पी बर्थडे टू यू
ओ माम्मा
डियर माम्मा
हॅप्पी बर्थडे टू यू
ओ माम्मा
डियर माम्मा
हॅप्पी बर्थडे टू यू

ला लला
लाला लला
लल्लाला लल्लाला ला

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

Missing Films of 1960s – 35
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Her name is listed as the fourth lady music director in Hindi cinema. But then, that is where the comparison ends. The first three names considered are Ishrat Sultana, better known as Bibbo, then Jaddan Bai, and then we have Khorshed Minocher-Homji, more popularly known as Saraswati Devi. These stalwart composers from the earlier decades (1930s and 40s) of Indian cinema, were formally trained in Hindustani classical music, which also defined their style and the types of songs they composed.

The other thing is the size of their work portfolio. Checking the Geet Kosh listings, one finds the following data. The name Ishrat Sultana appears for two films – ‘Adl e Jehangir’ from 1934 and ‘Qazzack Ki Ladki’ from (1937).  Then, the name of Jaddan Bai appears for 5 films in the 1930s. In case of Saraswati Devi, this number is 28 films, spread over 1930s and 40s. The actual number could probably be higher, since the Geet Kosh information is not complete for a number of films, especially for the first decade of talkie films. Nonetheless, we get a feel for the body of work of these two lady music directors.

The fourth name, and yes, I am talking about Usha Khanna – she is different from earlier three lady music directors identified above, in the following two respects. One, as per her own submissions, she has had no formal training in music, period. The closest she says she came to be taught music is her father, Manohar Lal Khanna, showing her the keys on a harmonium, for the basic notes of the sargam. Beyond that frugal basic introduction, Usha Khanna is a self taught music person, a fact that most certainly belies both the quality and the quantity of her musical creations. And the second – her longevity in the industry and the no. of films she has worked on. An active career that started in 1959, with the hit musical ‘Dil Deke Dekho’, and continued till at least 2003 with the film ‘Dil Pardesi Ho Gaya’. A musical journey that has lasted well over five decades, and in the process, she has worked for more than 250 films, in Hindi as well as some in other languages. These two factors make her stand apart in greater prominence, than her predecessor luminaries.

Greetings to Usha Khanna ji on her 76th birthday – 7th October, 2017.

And when we take a look at the years, another amazing aspect gets highlighted. Her first film is ‘Dil Deke Dekho’ in 1959. She was born in 1941. Goodness, she was all of eighteen years old when she accomplished her debut hit. That, my friends, is a remarkable showing indeed. Actually, she was introduced to Sashadhar Mukherji of Filmalya, by Indeevar ji. She was present for audition as a singer. On listening to her, S Mukherji ruled her out as a singer – no match for the voices of established artists like Lata ji and Asha ji. But when it was mentioned that she also composed music, it stirred the interest of Mukherji Sb. Not believing what he heard, he challenged her to create tunes for the mukhda lines suggested by him. He put her to this test again and again. After being satisfied with her introductory output, he assigned her as the music director for ‘Dil Deke Dekho’. The rest, my friends, is simply history.

With today’s post, I introduce to our blog, the film ‘Trip To Moon’ from 1967. The film is also known by the title ‘Chaand Par Chadaai’. The film is produced under the banner of Cauvery Productions, Madras and is directed by TP Sundaram. This is a Dara Singh film, notably produced in Madras. The cast of actors includes Dara Singh, Ratna, Bhagwan, Anwar Hussain, S Nazir, Helen, Padma, Kanchanmala and Rajrani etc. The music of this film is composed by Usha Khanna. Coming to the lyricists, the situation is quite interesting. Geet Kosh lists the song writers as SH Bihari, Asad Bhopali, Akhtar Romani and Javed Anwar, with an indication that there may be one more songwriter. Fortunately, this film is available. So when I checked the actual film, in the credits, three song writers are named, viz. SH Bihari, Asad Bhopali and a gentleman named Imam. There is this difference, which may be explained by noting that most listings in the Geet Kosh are based on the information booklets of the films. And yes, specific songwriter’s name for individual songs are not identified.

The song is a twin dance, which is being performed in some sort of a royal darbaar setting. The second dancer, who is lip syncing Kamal Barot’s voice, is a very young Padma Khanna (thanks Prakash ji, for the identification). I am not able to place a name to the first dancer. The dance seems to be a competition, as we can see some men who are possibly judges, as from their attire and appearance, and are holding paper and pencils in their hands. Watching this performance are Dara Singh and Bhagwan, seated in eminent seats, indicating they may be guests of honor. A lone person is sitting in some kind of a throne. He is wearing dark glasses, and I am not able to identify. I request friends and readers to help identify the first lady dancer and other actors visible in this clip.
[Ed Note: Nayan Yagnik ji has identified the gentleman wearing dark glasses as S Nazir. Prakash ji has identified the second dancer as Padma Khanna. Thanks to both.]

Greetings to Usha Khanna ji once again.

Enjoy this delightful twin dance song, that is one of the many keen memories from the radio listening days.

Song – Aap Hain Kya Aji Wo Aap Hain Kya  (Trip To Moon) (1967) Singer – Suman Kalyanpur, Kamal Barot, Lyrics – [Unattributed], MD – Usha Khanna
Suman Kalyanpur + Kamal Barot

Lyrics

aap hain kya
aji wo aap hain kya
aap hain kya
aji wo aap hain kya
yun jhuki jhuki aankhon ne kamaal kar diya
hai chori chori dil ka bura haal kar diya
vallah har kaam bemisaal kar diya
aap hain kya
aji wo aap hain kya
aap hain kya
aji wo aap hain kya
yun jhuki jhuki aankhon ne kamaal kar diya
hai chori chori dil ka bura haal kar diya
vallah har kaam bemisaal kar diya
aap hain kya
aji wo aap hain kya

kahiye janaab ye kya kiya
kyon dil se dil takra diya
hum ko bagair soche huye
kyon ae huzoor tadpa diya
ye addayen
ye ishaare
jitne qaatil
utne pyaare
lagne lagey dil pe teer ki tareh
aap hain kya
aji wo aap hain kya
aap hain kya
aji wo aap hain kya
yun jhuki jhuki aankhon ne kamaal kar diya
hai chori chori dil ka bura haal kar diya
vallah har kaam bemisaal kar diya
aap hain kya
aji wo aap hain kya

hum ek baar dekhen jidhar
lag jaaye aag pal mein udhar
zulfon ke jaal hain har taraf
jaayenge aap bach kar kidhar
humse itni berukhi kyon
dosti mein dushmani kyon
aisi na dijey hamen pyaar ki sazaa
aap hain kya
aji wo aap hain kya
aap hain kya
aji wo aap hain kya
yun jhuki jhuki aankhon ne kamaal kar diya
hai chori chori dil ka bura haal kar diya
vallah har kaam bemisaal kar diya
aap hain kya
aji wo aap hain kya

tumko bhi pyaar
humko bhi pyaar
yun na karo chhup chhup ke waar
hoga abhi har faisla
kiski hai jeet
kiski hai haar
tun jahaan ho
hum wahin hain
hum bhi tumse kam nahin hain
donon hain ek hi haseen bemisaal
aap hain kya
aji wo aap hain kya
aap hain kya
aji wo aap hain kya
yun jhuki jhuki aankhon ne kamaal kar diya
hai chori chori dil ka bura haal kar diya
vallah har kaam bemisaal kar diya
aap hain kya
aji wo aap hain kya
aap hain kya
aji wo aap hain kya. . .

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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आप हैं क्या
अजी वो आप हैं क्या
आप हैं क्या
अजी वो आप हैं क्या
यूं झुकी झुकी आँखों ने कमाल कर दिया
हाय चोरी चोरी दिल का बुरा हाल कर दिया
वल्लाह हर काम बेमिसाल कर दिया
आप हैं क्या
अजी वो आप हैं क्या
आप हैं क्या
अजी वो आप हैं क्या
यूं झुकी झुकी आँखों ने कमाल कर दिया
हाय चोरी चोरी दिल का बुरा हाल कर दिया
वल्लाह हर काम बेमिसाल कर दिया
आप हैं क्या
अजी वो आप हैं क्या

कहिए जनाब ये क्या किया
क्यों दिल से दिल टकरा दिया
हमको बगैर सोचे हुये
क्यों ए हुज़ूर तड़पा दिया
ये अदाएं
ये इशारे
जितने क़ातिल
उतने प्यारे
लगने लगे दिल पे तीर की तरह
आप हैं क्या
अजी वो आप हैं क्या
आप हैं क्या
अजी वो आप हैं क्या
यूं झुकी झुकी आँखों ने कमाल कर दिया
हाय चोरी चोरी दिल का बुरा हाल कर दिया
वल्लाह हर काम बेमिसाल कर दिया
आप हैं क्या
अजी वो आप हैं क्या

हम एक बार देखें जिधर
लग जाये आग पल में उधर
ज़ुल्फों के जाल हैं हर तरफ
जाएँगे आप बच कर किधर
हमसे इतनी बेरुखी क्यों
दोस्ती में दुशमनी क्यों
ऐसी ना दीजे हमें प्यार की सज़ा
आप हैं क्या
अजी वो आप हैं क्या
आप हैं क्या
अजी वो आप हैं क्या
यूं झुकी झुकी आँखों ने कमाल कर दिया
हाय चोरी चोरी दिल का बुरा हाल कर दिया
वल्लाह हर काम बेमिसाल कर दिया
आप हैं क्या
अजी वो आप हैं क्या

तुमको भी प्यार
हमको भी प्यार
यूं न करो छुप छुप के वार
होगा अभी हर फैसला
किसकी है जीत
किसकी है हार
तुम जहाँ हो
हम वहीं हैं
हम भी तुमसे कम नहीं हैं
दोनों हैं एक ही हसीन बेमिसाल
आप हैं क्या
अजी वो आप हैं क्या
आप हैं क्या
अजी वो आप हैं क्या
यूं झुकी झुकी आँखों ने कमाल कर दिया
हाय चोरी चोरी दिल का बुरा हाल कर दिया
वल्लाह हर काम बेमिसाल कर दिया
आप हैं क्या
अजी वो आप हैं क्या
आप हैं क्या
अजी वो आप हैं क्या॰ ॰ ॰


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Today (19 july 2017) is the ninth birth anniversary of the blog. This blog was started on this date in 2008. When I check up, I find that the first post of the blog was posted at 1:54 A M on 19 july 2017. In other words, I was wide awake at the early hours of that day. The fact that 19 july was a saturday and therefore holiday may have been the reason why I was still awake at that time.
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This article marks the 1000th song contribution by Prakashchandra in the blog.

We in this blog have nearly thirty odd people, may be a little more, who could be called blog regulars. They visit the blog regularly, comment on it regularly and they are contributors to the blog as well, in one way or the other.

I have met a few blog regulars over the years and I have interacted with several others on phone, e mail, whatsapp etc. Blog regulars too have met each other either personally or on whatsapp, facebook, email, phone etc. We these days have get togethers of regulars which we call “gangout”, which is a word of our own making. Nearly a dozen gangouts of blog regulars have already taken place so far.
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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.

REPORT ON MUMBAI GANGOUT – Part 2
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……Javed ji was introduced to Sadanand ji, as they were meeting each other for the first time. Even I had met him for the first time, though we had E-mail communications earlier. It so happened that, in the last Mumbai Gangout which Sudhir ji attended, he had gifted all of us a copy of Javed ji’s first Hindi book ( he has more books in Urdu), ” Kuchh kalaakaar-kuchh yaden “. After reading that book, I wrote a mail to Javed ji about certain discrepancies, I had found in the book. Actually I was hesitant whether to write such a mail to him, but my adventurism won over me and the mail was sent finally.
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Several years ago, I read a tale that made my blood boil. It was about a 96 year old lady, whose palatial house was snatched away forcibly from her by greedy land grabbers and she was forced to stay in the servant quarters of her own prime property. She was no ordinary lady either. she was the first female IAS officer of India.

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

Law abiding people earn some amount for their living and then try to live within them. Then there are some ambitious people who work hard and improve their earning and rise in economic status. They still live within their earning.
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“Nateeja”(1969) was produced by Jugal Kishore and is directed by Rajesh Nanda. The movie had Vinod Khanna and Bindu in lead roles (both making their debuts) alongwith KN Singh, Jugal Kishore, Junior Mehmood etc in it as well.
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“Nateeja”(1969) was produced by Jugal Kishore and is directed by Rajesh Nanda. The movie had Vinod Khanna and Bindu in lead roles, supported by KN Singh, Jugal Kishore, Junior Mehmood etc as well.
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“Bin Phere Ham Tere”(1979) was directed by Rajat Rakshit for N P International, Bombay. The movie had Asha Parekh, Vinod Mehra, Sarika, Nazneen, Nadira, Kamal Kapoor, C S Dubey, Jankidas, Mushtaq Merchant, Jagdish Raj, Master Salim, Johny Whisky, Dr Dutt, Master Pappu etc in it, with Rajendra Kumar in a friendly appearance.
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“Bin Phere Ham Tere”(1979) was directed by Rajat Rakshit for N P International, Bombay. The movie had Asha Parekh, Vinod Mehra, Sarika, Nazneen, Nadira, Kamal Kapoor, C S Dubey, Jankidas, Mushtaq Merchant, Jagdish Raj, Master Salim, Johny Whisky, Dr Dutt, Master Pappu etc in it, with Rajendra Kumar in a friendly appearance.
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