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Blog Day :

5078 Post No. : 17001

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2012-2022) – Song No. 52
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This date (13 June) ten years ago (2012) saw five songs from five different movies getting covered in the blog.

Here are the details:-

Blog post number Song Movie (Year) Remarks
6072 Jab ankhiyaan pehli baar milin Paraaye Bas Mein(1946) 3 songs covered out of 7 by now
6073 Chanda taley muskuraaye jawaaniyaan Chandi Rani (1953) 1 song covered out of 9 by now
6074 Ganga ki reti pe bangla chhawaayi de Mirza Ghalib (1954) Movie YIPPEED by now
6075 Aankhon mein teri yaad liye jaa reha hoon main Hamaari Yaad Aayegi(1961) Movie YIPPEED by now
6076 Subah hoti hai shaam hoti hai Aplam Chaplam (1961) 3 songs covered out of by now

We can see from the table that two movies out of five whose songs were covered ten years ago on this date have since been YIPPEED in the blog. That leaves us with three movies that are eligible for Blog Ten Year Challenge today (13 June 2022).

“Paraaye Bas Mein”(1946) is one of the three eligible movies. This movie was directed by by Dawood Chand for India United Pictures, Lahore. The movie had Pran, Asha Posley, Ramlal, Zubeida, Zahoor Shaah, Ghulam Khadir, Maala, Deepak, Wazir Begum, Nazar etc in it.

“Paraaye Bas Mein”(1946) had 7 songs in it. Three songs have been covered so far.

Here is the fourth song from “Paraaye Bas Mein”(1946) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Zeenat Begam. Though HFGK is silent about the music director and lyricist, the music sounds typical of Vinod (who was one of the two music diretors of the movie, other being Niaz Hussain Shami. The movie had two lyricists as well, namely Aziz Kashmiri and Tufail Hoshiarpuri. It is easy to guess that Aziz Kashmiri , a regular collaborator of Vinod has to be the lyricist. Our regular Mr Sadanand Kamath also feels the same about the music director and lyricist of this song.

Only the audio of the song is available. My uess is that the song was picturised on Asha Posley, the heroine of the movie. Nevertheless, I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of the song.

Lyrics of the song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.


Song-Mere dil pe lagegi chot na karna khot raseele baalam (Paraaye Bas Mein)(1946) Singer-Zeenat Begum, Lyrics-Aziz Kashmiri, MD-Vinod

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

mere dil pe lagegi chot
na karnaa khot raseeley baalam
ho o o raseeley baalam
mere dil pe
mere dil pe
mere dil pe lagegi chot
na karnaa khot raseeley baalam
ho o o raseeley baalam

main kyaa jaanoon pyaar ki rasmein
main kyaa jaanoon pyaar ki rasmein
haan..aaa…aaaa…aaan
main majboor paraaye bas mein
haan..aaa…aaaan
main majboor paraaye bas mein
main kaisey baat chhipaaoon
kaho kit jaaoon raseeley baalam
ho o ho raseeley baalam
mere dil pe
mere dil pe
mere dil pe lagegi chot
na karnaa honthh raseeley baalam
ho o o raseeley baalam

ho o oo o
nain milaakar ye sukh paayaa…aaa
ho o oo nain milaakar ye sukh paayaa aa
sukh ka saans kabhi na aayaa…aaa…aa aa
sukh ka saans kabhi na aayaa..aa
main chupke chupke roun
jawaani khoun raseeley baalam
ho o ho raseeley baalam
mere dil pe
mere dil pe
mere dil pe lagegi chot
na karnaa khot raseeley baalam
ho o o raseeley baalam


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 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 :

4950 Post No. : 16810

Today’s song is from the film Garma Garam-1957.

The film was made by G.M.Pictures, Bombay. The Producer was Navin C Shah and the Director cum story writer cum Screenplay writer cum Lyricist was P.L. Santoshi. The film had music by Vinod. The 11 songs of the film were written by P L Santoshi, D N Madhok and Raja Mehdi Ali Khan. 3 Songs are already on the Blog and this will be its 4th song. Interestingly, this song is written by Santoshi and RMA Khan jointly, as per a note on HFGK.

Of course, this is nothing new. Such things have happened several times in Hindi films. Here are few examples of joint writing the Lyrics of songs….

1.Footpath-53….The famous song by Talat – ” Shyam e gham ki kasam”….Ali Sardar Jafri and Majrooh Sultanpuri.
2.Miss Bombay-57….” Zindagi bhar gham judai ka….Prem Dhawan and Asad Bhopali
3.Buzdil-51….” Rote rote gujar gayi raat re”….Kaifi Azmi and Shailendra
4.Humlog-51….All songs….Vishwamitra Adil and Uddhav Kumar
5.Pardesi-57….” Rimzim barse paani”….Prem Dhawan and Ali Sardar Jafri

This is one of those strange things that happen in Hindi film industry. Of course, such “Mutual Collaboration” are also found in some cases of Film Direction – where two Directors direct a film jointly (those cases are different where a Director dies and another completed his balance work or where the first director left the film and another took over). This has also happened in Music direction where two MDs jointly gave music (cases of established MD pairs are different).

The second notable thing about the film was – the cast consisted of Agha, Gope, Omprakash, Bhagwan, Marutirao, Chhota Gope, Indira Bansal,Nadira, Rajni, Miss Kamal, Maya Das, Krishna kumari and many others. The film was classified as a ” Stunt’ film. I wonder what stunts this band of comedians performed in the film. I saw this film when it was released simultaneously on 5th July 1957 at Lamington Cinema, Bombay as well as in Ashok talkies in Hyderabad. After seeing the film we felt like having got cheated. The film had no stunts and nothing in the film to make the audience ” Garam” either ! In those times while Vinod’s songs of “Ek thi Ladki-1949″ were still echoing in our ears, music of this film made us completely ” Thanda Thanda” and made us wonder if he was the same MD Vinod of Ek thi ladki ? Here is the film’s story which will prove what I have said….

Wealthy Garibdas has no issues, but only 2 Nephews- Banke, a simpleton and Banwari a chaalbaaz, who spends money on dancing girl-Chandni. Knowing this Garibdas makes his will in the name of Banke. While recording his will on camera, he dies without telling location of his wealth halfway.

Banke contacts the photographer-Asha for enquiry. They fall in love. While searching they find that a map and 6 keys hidden in 6 Golden Chairs had the secret. But the chairs are already sold by Banwari to various people in India. They get addresses from the auctioneer who sold these chairs.

Asha and Banke contact all those buyers and get the 6 keys. meanwhile, Banke comes to know all this and catches up with the pair. There is a fight in Banke and Banwari. Banke wins the fight, but magnanimously gives the keys to Banwari. Seeing this generosity, Banwari has a change of heart and both embrace each others.

Finally, they find a Box. Using the keys, they open the Box, only to find only a piece of white paper written ‘ God helps those who help themselves”.
Asha has an idea. She starts pressing the box in different ways and suddenly it opens and the map is found where the wealth is hidden.
The two brothers share the wealth.

The End.

In the cast of the film, there is a name Maruti Rao. He was a comedy actor and father of Comedienne Guddi Maruti. Earlier to him there was another actor called Marutirao Pehelwan ( father of Dancer Gopi Krishna), who operated from Silent films to Talkie films till early 40’s. Although same name, these actors did not cause any ” Same Name Confusion”, because they operated one after another – without overlapping their career period. However, I still found that some sites making a mix up of their Filmography.

His full name was Marutirao Ganpatrao Parab. He was born on 12-2-1927 at Ahmednagar, near Poona. After completing his Matriculation, he came to Bombay to try his luck in film acting. His first few films like Pagli Duniya-44, and Gajre-48 were without his name in credits He got his credits firmly from film Albela-51. Then he faeatured in many many films…Footpath-53, Baap re Baap-55, Baghdad ka chor-55, Chori chori-56, Guest House-59, Opera House-61, parasmani-63, Lutera-65, Ustad 420-69, Shor-72, Kunwara Baap-74, Don-78 etc etc. In the 60’s he mainly worked in Dara Singh films.

He acted in total 221 films and featured in 34 songs on screen. He also directed 7 films, namely Baghi Shehzada-64, Hum sab ustad Hai-65, Killers-69, Bank Robbery-69, Mangu Dada-70, Kahin aar kahin paar-71 and Hum sab chor hain-73. His last film as actor was Bandish – 1980. As an actor he was not much satisfied, but film direction gave him joy and satisfaction. After his last film he retired from films. However several films like karate-83 and Naya Bakra-85 got delayed releases. He died peacefully on 12-3-1981.

he had married his co-star Miss kamal, a small time actress who worked in films like Dashehra-56, Tartar ka chor-55, Garma Garam -57, Darbar-55, Riyasat-56 etc. etc. Their daughter Guddi Maruti had a better luck in films than both of them. ( Thanks to a note by Rajni kumar Pandya ji, book ‘Eena, meena deeka’ by Sanjit Narvwekar, HFGK, muVyz and my notes).

Today’s song is a Qawali sung by Mohd.Rafi, S D Batish, Asha Bhosale and Shamshad Begum with Chorus.


Song- Hum ko to mohabbat hai un se (Garma Garam)(1957) Singers- Rafi, S D Batish, Shamshad Begam, Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Lyricist- P L Santoshi, Raja Mehdi Ali Khan (Joint ), MD- Vinod

Lyrics

Humko to mohabbat hai unse
unko bhi mohabbat ho jaati
humko to mohabbat hai unse
unko bhi mohabbat ho jaati
nazron se jo nazren mil jaatin
ae jee mil jaati mil jaati mil jaati
ae jee mil jaati mil jaati mil jaati
nazron se jo nazren mil jaatin
ye duniya jannat ho jaati
ye duniya jannat ho jaati
haan haan
humko to mohabbat hai unse
unko bhi mohabbat ho jaati

aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
chilman uthi bijli chamki
wo ek jhalak dikhlaa ke gaye
jab nazron ne unki balaayen lin
aa aa aa aa aa
jab nazron ne unki balaayen lin
wo saamne thhe sharmaake gaye
din raat tadapne waalon ko
ek baar wo phir tadpaake gaye ae ae
gar hans ke wo saamne aa jaate
haan aan aan aan aan aan aan
gar hans ke wo saamne aa jaate
aji aa jaate aa jaate aa jaate
gar hans ke wo saamne aa jaate
kooche mein qayaamat ho jaati
kooche mein qayaamat ho jaati
aa aa aa aa aa
humko to mohabbat hai unse
unko bhi mohabbat ho jaati
humko to mohabbat hai unse
unko bhi mohabbat ho jaati

aa aa aa
aa aa aa
chilman uthhi jooti chamki
ye sab ke sab ghabraake gaye
haaye
aahen na bhari shiqwe na kiye
darbaan ke dande kha ke gaye
sar pe paanv rakh ke bhaage
thhokar khaayi
uhu
sharmaake gaye
gar thhodi si der ye ruk jaate
in sab ki hajaamat ho jaati
aji ho jaati ho jaati ho jaati
in sab ki hajaamat ho jaati
hajaamat hajaamat hajaamat
humko to adaawat hai inse
unko bhi adaawat ho jaati
haha
humko to mohabbat hai unse
unko bhi mohabbat ho jaati

aa aa aa aa aa
din raat tasawwur hai unka
aur chupke chupke rona hai
ae subah ke taare tu hi bata
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
ae subah ke taare tu hi bata
anjaam mera kya hona hai
unki furkat mein mujhe kab tak
kaanton ke sej pe sona hai ae ae ae
gar phool sa chehra dikhlaate
dikhlaate dikhlaate dikhlaate
gar phool sa chehra dikhlaate
kaanto mein bhi raahat ho jaati
aa aa aa
humko to mohabbat hai unse
unko bhi mohabbat ho jaati

aa aa aa aa
takiye mein apna sar deke
tujhe chupke chupke rona hai
o o o o
aa aa aa aa
aashaon ka kambal odhe huye
tujhe tooti si khatiya mein to sona hai
ya tu jaane ya main jaanoon
anjaam tera kya hona hai ae ae ae
wo tujhpe marte to TB ki shiqaayat ho jaati
aji ho jaati ho jaati ho jaati
TB ki shiqaayat ho jaati
humko to adaawat hai unse
unko bhi adaawat ho jaati
humko to mohabbat hai unse
unko bhi mohabbat ho jaati

aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
hum dil ka chain luta baithhe
ab khoone tamanna peete hain
ji lagta nahin hai ae ae
duniya mein
go jeene ko hum jeet hain
o o o
ye dil ka paan to kha baithhe
ab aahon ke cigarette peete hain
ae doctar aakar tu hi bata aa aa
ye mar gaye hain ya jeete hain
quinine agar na kha lete
in sab ko haraarat ho jaati
aji ho jaati ho jaati ho jaati
in sabko haraarat ho jaati
aa aa
humko to adaawat hai unse
unko bhi adaawat ho jaati


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 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 :

4580 Post No. : 16192

Today’s song is from the film Shri Nagad Narayan-1955.

There is a little story on why I have chosen this song today for my post here. Only the other day, I was going through my mails, searching for some reference. while searching for it, i went back well upto 2014 mails. Suddenly my attention fell on a mail written on 25-8-2014, by our friend in ASAD group-Mr. Mahesh Mamadapur. The mail was addressed to me, Atul ji and Sudhirji. It pointed out that a song by Khan Mastana in the film Shri Nagad Narayan-55 was still uncovered and he had suggested that one of us should make a post on it, as it was a good song.

Out of curiosity, I immediately checked whether this song was covered on the Blog. I was also curious to know, finally who wrote the post on that song. To my utter surprise, I found that even after 7 years the song had still remained uncovered. Perhaps, in those days, all of us must have thought that the other would write on the song. Then I checked on YouTube if this song was available. After a little effort, I found the song also. I felt relieved and decided to correct the slip at least now. Perhaps it was my destiny to write a post on this song, afterall ! Thanks Mahesh ji for the song and here it is, dedicated to Mahesh ji !

The film Shri Nagad Narayan-55 was produced by S.N.Kanva-of Kanva Brothers Corporation, under the banner of their own Kamdhenu Films, Bombay. It was directed by I.S.Johar and the music was by Vinod. The cast consisted of Meena (Shorey), Motilal, Majnu, Omprakash, Badri pershad,Leela Mishra, Shirin etc. The director, composer and the lead pair reminded me of their earlier Hit film ” Ek Thi Ladki”-1949, where, for the first time I.S.Johar and Majnu had made a comedy pair on the lines of Bud Abott and Louise Castello. Later they acted together as a pair in almost every film of Roop K. Shorey, who considered them ” Lucky Mascot”. However, I liked this pair in the film ” Hum sab chor hain”-1956, which was a adapted copy of the film Ek this Ladki-49.

There was another film ‘Nagad Narayan” made in 1943. This was a remake of a Marathi film ” पैसा बोलतो आहे ” made by Bhal G. Pendharkar. I do not know the story of today’s film, but I guess it was a comedy film ( with ‘ Vinod’ as the appropriate MD !). The film had 11 songs written by Qamar Jalalabadi, P L Santoshi, Verma Malik and Madhup Sharma.

In the year 1981, when I was the Zonal Manager in Glaxo Laboratories in Bombay, I had come in contact with this Madhup Sharma. Our company was making an Audio-Visual presentation for our London Principles, for our Veterinary products. One Mr. Mahesh Sharma was making it for us. He knew Madhup Sharma, who was friendly with actor Ashok Kumar. In those days Ashok Kumar used to have a very large Poultry Farm at Lonavala (between Bombay and Poona). We needed to shoot there and also interview Ashok Kumar. Madhup Sharma took us to Ashok kumar in his Chembur bungalow. There I met Ashok kumar personally for discussions. I took many photographs with him at that time.

This Madhup Sharma was a character actor, who acted in 48 films, from 1970 to 1989. He also wrote Lyrics for 2 films, Dara-53 and Shri Nagad narayan-55.

From 1950 to 1960 period, the maximum number of films – 124 were made in 1955, but most films this year were Mythological, Religious, Costume, Comedy and Stunt films. Incidentally, for the same period, 1950 to 1960, there were maximum Mythological/Religious films made – 124. Here are some milestones of 1955.

Film Pather Panchali had a world premier in New York. Festivals of Indian Films were held in London and Peking. Children’s Film Society was established in 1955 and Journal of Film Chamber was started by the South Indian Film Chamber of Commerce.

Taking a look at the 124 films of 1955, we find that…

A coloured Costume film ‘Azaad’, with A grade actors like Dilip Kumar, Meena kumari, Pran etc came from Madras stable.

Leela Chitnis tried to launch her son AJIT as a Hero in the flop film ‘ Aaj ki Baat’. 19 Popular Saigal songs were repeated in film Amar Saigal.

Comedy musical Baap re Baap and Naashad’s Baradari made ripples.

Ashok Kumar’s film Bandish…..on the night of 6-12-1955, when Ashok kumar and MD Arunkumar Mukherjee-his cousin, were returning from the Trial show of Bandish, Arunkumar Mukherjee, died in the car after a massive Heart attack, on Ashok Kumar’s lap.

Film Bhagwat Mahima had very good Bhajans by Hemant kumar.

Film Chingari had lovely songs by MD Manohar. Nalini Jaywant sang her last film song. This was the last film of actress Sunalini Devi also.

Om Praksh directed his first flop film Duniya Gol hai. The film had a record number of 13 Guest Artistes !

The only film of Pt. Amarnath Chawla,” Garm Coat” was renamed ‘ The clerk and the coat’.

Burman’s musical House No.44 became popular.

Another Costume film with A grade actors like Dilip kumar, Dev Anand, Beena Rai etc. from Madras again – Insaniyat. The Hollywood import monkey Zippy featured in Radio Ceylon advertisements for the film.

The evergreen dance and Music film from V.Shantaram – Zanak Zanak Paayal Baaje drew large crowds.

MD Jaidev debuted with a flop film Joru ka Bhai.

N.Datta debuted with film Milap.

MD Ravi debuted with the film Vachan.

Some other films were Mr. and Mrs. 55,Munim ji, Railway Platform (Sunbil Dutt made a Debut), a serious musical, Seema, the great film Shri 420 and Naushad’s Udan khatola.

In the cast of today’s film, you find the name Shirin Bano. Yes, she too is one of the artistes who joined films to get a suitable husband and lead a respectable and comfortable life. Shirin, Shirin Bai or Shirin Bano was from a tawaayaf mother from Lucknow. Her father was a Tamil Brahmin – Ram Seshadri Aiyar, who worked as an accountant with Kikubhai Desai (father of Manmohan Desai) in his distribution department. They were 5 sisters and 1 brother. Shirin joined films at an early age.

Her first film was ‘Maharani’ (1934). The same year she worked in ‘Vehmi Duniya’, ‘Sewa Sadan’ and ‘Bala Joban’. In 1935 her films were ‘Shamsher e Arab’, ‘Pardesi Sainya’ and ‘Bambai Ki Sethani’. In 1936, she worked in ‘Tope Ka Gola’, ‘Snehlata’, ‘Passing Show’ and ‘Azaad Veer’. ‘Khwab Ki Duniya’, ‘His Highness’ and ‘Challenge’ are her films from 1937, ‘State Express’ and ‘Purnima’ in 1938, and ‘Leather Face’ and ‘Hero No. 1’ from 1939. Total 18 films only.

Shirin alson sang 9 songs in 6 films – Maharani-34, Pardesi Saiyan-35, Khwab ki duniya-37, His Highness-37, Purnima-38 and Hero No.1-39

Her youngest sister Meher Bano also joined films with the name Purnima (she also married a producer / director Bhagwandas Varma). Shirin married producer / director Nanabhai Bhatt, who already had a wife and 3 children. They had 6 children – Mahesh Bhatt and Mukesh Bhatt are their sons.

Today’s song is sung by khan Mastana. In the last part of this song, there are lines “” Laila, Laila pukarun mein ban mein, meri Laila basi mere man mein”. These are famous lines from an original song by Master Nissar in film ” Laila Majnu”-1931, made by Madon Theatres. These lines are used in many other Hindi film songs too.


Song- Aata hai yaad mujh ko guzra hua zamaana (Shri Nagad Narayan)(1955) Singer-Khan Mastana, Lyricist-Qamar Jalalabadi, MD-Vinod

Lyrics

aata hai yaad mujhko guzra huaa zamaana
aata hai yaad mujhko guzra huaa zamaana
tu thhi meri deewaani
main tha tera deewaana
tu thi meri deewaani
main tha tera deewaana
aata hai yaad mujhko guzra huaa zamaana

chanda ki chaandni mein tu so rahi thi gori
aakar teri gali mein seeti mera bazaana
aata hai yaad mujhko guzra huaa zamaana

khidki mein tera aake chhupchhup ke muskuraana
ab tere ho chuke ham
ye kah ke bhaag jaana
aata hai yaad mujhko guzra huaa zamaana

ik din khabar ye aana
tu ban gayi hai dulhan
doli mein tera jaana ro ro ke mera gaana
laila laila pukaaroon main ban mein aen
meri laila basi mere man mein
laila laila pukaaroon main ban mein aen
meri laila basi mere man mein
laila laila pukaaroon main ban mein


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Blog Day :

4428 Post No. : 15852

“Wafa” was directed by J P Advani for Goodluck Pictures, Bombay. It had Karan Dewan, Nimmi, Bipin Gupta, Gulab, Jauhar, Pittu, Urwashi, Nandini, Shyma, Vimla, Anwari, Cuckkoo, Gope, Yakoob etc in it.

This movie had eleven songs in it that were distributed between Vinod(7) and Bulo C Rani(4).

Five songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the sixth song from “Wafa”(1950) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Talat Mehmood, an unknown voice and chorus. D N Madhok is the lyricist. Music is composed by Vinod.

Talat Mehmood is known for singing serious songs, but it is a light hearted song by his standards.

Only the audio of the song is available. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this song.


Song-Raam jee duhaai hai(Wafa)(1950) Singer-Talat Mehmood, Unknown male voice, Lyrics-D N Madhok, MD-Vinod
Chorus

Lyrics

raam ji duhaai hai
duhaai hai duhaai hai
o raam ji duhaai hai
duhaai hai duhaai hai
dil mein kisi ne mere li angdaayi hai
dil mein kisi ne mere li angdaayi hai
ho ho
ram ji li angdaayi hai
li angdaayi hai
raam ji duhaai hai
duhaai hai duhaai hai

ikle pan se uktaaya hai man
koi karo jatan jhat pat aaye
jhatpat aaye
ikle pan se uktaaya hai man
koi karo jatan jhat pat aaye
chanak chanak jhanan jhanke
ho chale tan tan ke

wo dekho man jaaye
raam ji wo dekho man jaaye
barfi ka tukda hai
laddu hai malai hai
ho ho raam
laddu hai malaai hai
laddu hai malai hai
ho Raam jee duhaai hai
duhaai hai duhaai hai
dil me kisi ne mere li angdaayi hai
ho ho
raam li angdayi hai
li angdayi hai
ho raam ji duhai hai
duhai hai duhai hai

fataafat se yani jhata pat
ek chhota sa munna ho jaaye
munna ho jaaye
fataafat se yani jhata pat
ek chhota sa munna ho jaaye
wai wai karkarke roye
itna roye
wai wai karkarke roye
itna roye
naakon chane chabwaaye
baap ke naakon chane chabwaaye
???

dhobhi naayi aur halwaai

thaanedar sarkaar badhaai hai
thaanedar sarkaar badhaai hai
ho ho sarkaar badhaai hai
badhaai hai badhaai hai
ho raam ji duhaai hai
duhaai hai duhaai hai
dil mein kisi ne mere li angdaayi hai
ho o raam li angdaayi hai
li angdaayi hai
ho ram ji duhai hai
duhaai hai duhaai hai
ho ram ji duhai hai
duhaai hai duhaai hai
ho ram ji duhai hai
duhaai hai duhaai hai
raam ji duhai hai
duhaai hai duhaai hai
ho ram ji duhai hai
duhaai hai duhaai hai
ho ram ji duhai hai
duhaai hai duhaai hai
ho ram ji duhaai hai
duhaai hai duhaai hai


This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, 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 :

4410 Post No. : 15803

Today’s song is from a comedy film “Haa haa hee hee hoo hoo”(1955) (called HHH hereafter).

Some days back, I saw a comment on the Blog, made by one of the visitors, who complained that songs from the films of the 50’s decade are not posted here these days. I don’t remember his exact words, but the gist,I suppose , was this. Atul ji had replied to him appropriately. However, when I checked my own posts on songs from the 50s, I found that from January 2020 to July 2020 end, I had written 10 posts on 50’s songs. Perhaps the reader was complaining about Shankar Jaikishan songs of the 50s. Maybe.

From the statistics of the decade wise songs, the maximum number of songs discussed are from the decade of 1951 tg 1960 – 5014 songs. I do not have my own statistics of posts written on decade wise songs, but even I must have written maximum posts on 50’s songs, closely followed by the 40’s songs. There are still plenty of songs from the 50’s to be discussed and I am planning to take up at least a few of them – with an eye on Shankar Jaikishan songs – for my posts in coming time. Maybe we will stumble upon some hidden Gems among the remaining songs !

Today’s film HHH-55 was a comedy film. From the beginning of the Talkie films, till about the late 70s, comedy and comedians were an inseparable part of the Hindi films. A common man going to the theatre to see a film wants to spend happy times. Normally important ingredients of a film like Comedy, Fights or Conflicts, successful Love story and good Music were enough for any moviegoer.

Comedy has been an essential part of human life for a long time. Bharat Muni (200 B.C.) has described the Navarasas in his book “Natyashastra”. He talks about “Hasya-Ras” in it. For comedy, the early Kings used to maintain a “Vidushak” (Court Jester) in their Darbar. Every Sanskrit drama will have a Vidushak in it. When film making started in India, many silent films had comedians in their films. However for lack of sound the films lost the verbal jokes etc. After the Talkie started, it was an opportunity for Fun makers to feature in them. Thus started the Comedian’s role in films.

The first year of Talkie had films on such topics that there was no scope for Comedy. However, from the next year,i.e. 1932, comedy films were made. India’s First Comedy film “Muflis Ashiq”-32 was made by Madon Theatres. It was closely followed by Ranjit’s “Char Chakram”, featuring Ghory and Dixit- the Pioneer comedy pair of Hindi films. They operated together from 1932 to 1947. They were likened to Laurel and Hardy of the Hollywood films. Unfortunately, none of their films survived.

In the early Cinema comedians like Ghori and Dixit, Noor Mohd. Charlie, Bhudo Advani, Damuanna Malvankar, Master Vinayak, V H Desai, Gope, Yakub, Jeevan, Mirza Musharraf etc operated full steam. From the late 40s to late 70s, a big band of small and big comedians acted in films. Each one had a special style . Some comedians formed a pair – like Gope and Yakub, Johar and Majnu, Johar and Mehmood, Mehmood and Dhumal etc. The other comedians were Master Bhagwan, Agha,Jagdeep,Radhakishen,Mukri, Sunder, Anup kumar, Rajendranath,Asit Sen, Mohan Choti, Keshto Mukherjee, Kamal Mehra, Jankidas etc etc. Major comedians were Kishore Kumar ( according to author Sanjit Narwekar he was a “reluctant Comedian”), Mehmood, Omprakash and Johnny Walker. Films were made for them, as they commanded their own audiences.

After the rise of Amitabh Bachhan, in the latter part of the 70s the importance of comedians in the films started diminishing, because the Heroes themselves started doing the Comedy part. Remember the typical MMD films of Bachhan and those of Dharmendra. Slowly almost all the heroes did the comedy. Infact the story and Dialogues were made out such that even actors like Govinda did comedy films. Now of course, I dont find any specialist comedians in films anymore. The comedian had a tragic death !

There were many comedy films made in Hindi. I have seen many of them, but my favourite Comedy films are Bhagam Bhag-56, New Delhi-56, Chalti ka naam Gaadi-57 and among the later ones- Chupke Chupke-75 and lastly Chameli ki Shaadi-86. Some comedians like Kishore Kumar and Mohan Choti produced Çomedy’films like “Badhati ka naam dadhi”and ” Dhoti, Lota aur Dukan””, but they were not successful at all. Comedy films in India are made on one of these themes-
a. Situational Comedy
b. Mistaken Identity
c. Exchanged identities and
d. Funny stories.

Today’s film HHH-55 was supposed to be based on more than one ingredient listed above. The story of this film was…

The chief artiste of the ” Ha Ha Dancing Party “- Kamala is unmarried. her mother Kalavati, contacts a Marriage Broker, Chaupatlal and fixes her marriage with a wealthy prince Kumar. Unfortunately, Kumar loses all his wealth and the title after the merger of his state in India. He becomes poor, but decides to marry a rich bride. The broker Chaupatlal suggests Roopmati-daughter of Rai Saheb Deen dayal. Same time the broker informs another client, a poor young man called Kumar, that he can not help him. The letters are wrongly delivered.

As a consequence the poor Kumar, with his uncle, reaches Hotel Rajmahal to meet the rich bride Roopmati and her father. But Kamalas friends introduce Kamla to this Kumar and they promptly fall in love. Same time Roopmati with Deen dayal reaches Rajmahal hotel and wants to marry this Kumar. At this juncture the Prince Kumar also reaches there to complicate the matter.

Anyway, to the relief of everyone in the audience, the pairs are Poor Kumar and Kamala and Prince Kumar with Roopmati. Both marriages take place and the film ends in a Happy mood.

With this kind of predictable story line, there was very little to laugh. The film was directed by P L Santoshi, who tried the same formula many times in his films. The film was produced by Raja Nene. The film was censored on 23rd and released on 27th May 1955. The cast of the film was Shyama, Sajjan, Ranjana, Raja Gosavi, Vasant Shinde, Mirza Musharraf, Prakash, Sulochana, P,Kailash, Heera Sawant etc etc.

Among the cast, the name of P.Kailash who had worked as a Hero in the past, may be a matter of surprise for some readers. For a long time, I was very curious about this actor. One day I was reading a book ” Asli Nakli Chehre ” ( असली नकली चेहरे ) by Vithal Pandya. In this book, he has given information about P.Kailash, who did the main role in the film ” Jai Hanuman-48″, for which Pandya was an assistant Director. Vithal Pandya had spent over 30 years in the film industry from the 30s and 40s. He worked with many directors and under many banners. He wrote 2 books in Gujarati/Hindi, which are highly informative with first hand knowledge. For example, he mentions that S N Tripathi, the Music Director was also an actor and was famous in the role of Hanuman in all Wadia movies. However in this film-Jai Hanuman-48, he had done the role of Ravan. Anyway, based on information in this book coupled with an article by M N Sardana ji, on the Fb page ‘Woh din yaad karo’ about P.Kailash, here is some information on P.Kailash for our readers. My thanks to both of them.

Mr P Kailash (Pandit Kailash Chandra Sharma), was born on 03 February 1924 at Multai, a small town in Distt Betul ( Madhya Pradesh ). After doing H.S.C., he did a stint of teaching in Akola. Bestowed with sharp features, and deep voice, fair coloured P Kailash came to Bombay in 1946 to become an actor. He did not have to wait for much longer to have an entry in the film line .

Seth Chandulal Shah gave him a chance in his mythological movie Jai Hanuman ,as the hero opposite Nirupa Roy . The movie, made under the banner of Ranjit Movietone, was directed by Ramchandra Thakur. Thereafter, Mr Kailash appeared in many mythological, fantasy and historical movies like Veer Durga Das, Sati Anusuiya, Maha Bharat, Prabhu Ki Mahima, Veer Arjun, Gopal Krishna, Nadir Shah, Thief Of Baghdad, Hercules, Aab E Hayat, Gul E Bakawali etc. In 1953, he performed as a cop in Ranjit Mvietone’s Papi ,along with Raj Kapoor. With Dilip Kumar, he did a role which had comic shades in Leader. Shirin Farhad, made by veteran filmmaker Aspi Irani, was another movie in which his performance was much appreciated .

Mr P Kailash appeared in numerous movies made by Filmmakers like Shree Ram Bohra, B K Adarsh and Filmistan. Maine Jeena Seekh Liya, Hum Kahan Ja Rahe Hain ,Picnic ,Baba Sari Ladli (Rajasthani), Jekra Charnwa Mein Lagle Pranwa (Bhojpuri), Love and Murder were the movies , Mr P Kailash did for the said film makers.

Versatile director Krishan Chopra (May God Bless His Soul),who died before completing his second movie, gave him a lifetime role of a tyrannical landlord in Heera Moti which was based upon the heart warming story Do Bailon Ki Katha,written by great writer Prem Chand. He brought alive the arrogant and heartless Zamindaar on the screen with his dynamic performance.

Krishan Chopra, impressed with the magnificent personality of Mr P Kailash, gave him an important role in his next movie Gaban ,which was completed by Hrishkesh Mukherjee,after Mr Chopra passed away untimely. It was a sad coincidence that Mr P Kailash,also did not live long. While on a visit to his birth place Multai, he suffered a massive heart attack and left for his heavenly abode on 23 May 1967. Payal Ki Jhankaar, made by Filmistan and Thief of Baghdad by Mr Shree Ram Bohra were released later, after he had gone forever at the young age of 43 years,leaving behind his two daughters, one son and wife .

P.Kailash acted in 43 films. His first film was Jai Hanuman-48 and the last released film was Irada-1971.

Today’s song is sung by Asha Bhosale and Chorus. Written by P L Santoshi, it is composed by Vinod, MD of the film. Enjoy…..
(Thanks to book “Eena Mina Dika” by Sanjit Narwekar, for some points).


Song-Ye mana ki duniya mein..haa haa hee hee hoo hoo (Haa Haa Hee Hee Hoo Hoo)(1955) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyricist- P L Santoshi, MD- Vinod
All chorus
Female chorus
Male chorus
Asha Bhonsle + All chorus

Lyrics

Ye mana ki duniya mein gham hi gham hai
magar gham nahin kuchh
salaamat jo hum hain

khushi mein to hansta hai saara zamaana
khushi mein to hansta hai saara zamaana
maza to tab hai
ke gham mein bhi gaa tu
hey
ha ha hee hee hoo hoo
ha ha hee hee hoo
hoo hoo
haa haa hee hee hoo hoo
ha ha hee hee hoo

ha ha hee hee hoo hoo
ha ha hee hee hoo hoo
hoy hoy
haa haa hee hee hoo hoo
haa haa hee hee hoo

hote rahte hain
pyaar mein jhoothhe sachche waayde
hote rahte hain
pyaar mein jhoothhe sachche waayde
ulfat ke jahaan ke
ulte seedhhe kaayde
ulfat ke jahaan ke
ulte seedhhe kaayde
main nahin wo main
tu nahin wo tu
main nahin wo main
tu nahin wo tu
hey
haa haa hee hee hoo hoo
haa haa hee hee hoo
hoo hoo
ha ha hee hee hoo hoo
haa haa hee hee hoo

haa haa he hee hoo hoo
ha ha hee hee hoo hoo
haa haa hee hee hoo
hoo hoo
ha ha hee hee hoo hoo
haa haa hee hee hoo

duniya ke baazaar mein
lut jaane ka shor hai
ha ha ha shor hai
duniya ke baazaar mein
lut jaane ka shor hai
sach poochho to dil ke andar
dil ka baithha chor hai
sach poochho to dil ke andar
dil ka baithha chor hai
main nahin wo main
tu nahin wo tu
main nahin wo main
tu nahin wo tu
hey
haa haa hee hee hoo hoo
haa haa hee hee hoo
hoo hoo
ha ha hee hee hoo hoo
haa haa hee hee hoo

haa haa hee hee hoo hoo
ha ha hee hee hoo hoo
haa haa hee hee hoo
hoo hoo
ha ha hee hee hoo hoo
haa haa hee hee hoo


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Blog Day : 3870 Post No. : 14888

Today’s song is from film Tara-49. The cast of the film was Majnu, Kuldip Kaur, Jawahar kaul, Shyama,Nayantara, Chand Burke etc etc. This is a duet song sung by Satish Batra and Premlata. Aziz Kasmiri’s songs were composed by the melody master Vinod. The film was directed by R D Parinja.

I like to discuss less heard and not so famous films, because it gives me an opportunity to dig out information on the forgotten small time and big time artistes of yore. Some of the names are not even heard by the new generation and no wonder. That way, older film buffs of my age group (75 to 80) are not aware of the new and current Bollywood superstars- even if they are very popular and famous. With films making(rather raking) business in crores these days ( anything between 100 to 200 crores), every alternate actor is a superstar for a period of 2 to 3 years !

TARA-1949 was truly an obscure film,because when it was released,for unknown reasons,it went off the theatres within a week’s time and never came for even a second run,like other movies.
All my efforts to see this film came to a nought. I was keen to see this film,as its MD was VINOD,who had become popular due to the immortal Lara Lappa song from EK THI LADKI-49.

This film had 12 songs. Vinod had a penchant for giving chance to new/less known singers in his films. Thus Vinata Amladi(Dilli se aaya bhai Tingu fame) and Gandhari (Rane),Meenal Wagh, Satish Batra etc got opportunities in film world. In the 12 songs of the film Vinod had used as many as 7 singers-
Gandhari (Rane), Premlata, Uma Devi(Tun Tun), Raj kumari, Geeta Roy, Hameeda Bano and Satish Batra-the only male singer.

Vinod had another(good) habit. He liked to have atleast 1 or 2 fun songs in his films.In this film also there were 2 fun songs.

1. Mithhaai ki dukaan meri Dilli ke baazaar mein(Taara) Gandhari(Rane) and
2. Pyaar karna ho to yaaron kar lo teliphoon(Taara) Satish Batra and Rajkumari.

The director of this film was Mr.R.D.Parinja. He started his career as a Cinematographer in Bombay Talkies in its haydays.
He filmed Izzat, Prem kahani, Jeevan Prabhat,and Savitri-all 37 films, and then Kangan,Azaad,Jhoola,Bandhan,Naya sansar and Kismet.
When he was in Bombay Talkies,the German pair of Director Franz Osten and Cinematographer Joseph Wirsching were also there. He must have learnt a lot from them(or did he ?).

When Parinja left Bombay Talkies in its waning bad times he tired to produce and Direct films on his own.
first it was Sona Chandi-46 and then it was Tara-49.
After Tara,the film and the producer/Director disappeared into obscurity for ever.

Jawahar Kaul was the Hero of the film and the Heroine was not Shyama ( she was still a struggling artiste doing titbit roles) but Kuldip Kaur in this film. This was one of the few films where she was Heroine. Otherwise she was a perfect Vamp in films. Her life story is different . Saadat Hasan Manto has written several pages on her in his book ” Dastavez”-Volume 5 and as his wont was, it was not a flattering description of Kuldip.

Kuldip Kaur was born sometime in 1927 and brought up like a princess. Her spoiled Sardar husband wanted his wife to be like a modern westernized lady. He wanted his wife to learn swimming and rub shoulders with the club-going English elite based in Lahore and Amritsar.Once exposed to the club culture, Kuldip Kaur also started getting a taste of its dark side.

Since Lahore was a film city, Kuldip Kaur started dreaming about becoming a film actress. According to one story, Kuldip Kaur started admiring the professional qualities of actor Pran Nath, who was in film acting in Lahore since 1940, when he successfully performed the role of a hero in Punjabi film “Yamla Jutt” (The Simple Peasant).

By July and August of 1947, communal violence erupted into a full-fledged exercise in ethnic cleansing, with Muslims on one side and Sikhs and Hindus on the other. Both Lahore and Amritsar were engulfed in the worst sectarian violence in recent history.

Both Pran and Kuldip Kaur were made to leave Lahore in a jiffy, leaving virtually every belonging behind. Her own village being right on the border was also not peaceful. So Kuldip Kaur left straight for Bombay. According to one story, in order to impress Pran, Kuldip Kaur
decided to bring Pran’s stranded car from Lahore to Bombay. In a gesture of unprecedented daredevilry, she travelled from the safety of Amritsar to Lahore and drove Pran’s car first to Amritsar and then all the way to Bombay, where she handed over
the keys to a surprised but grateful Pran.

After leaving for Bombay, Kuldip Kaur’s contact with her parents and in-laws got diminished. On arrival in Bombay, Kuldip Kaur made up her mind to plunge headlong into the film industry. She was prepared to act in Hindi/Urdu as well as Punjabi films. The experts of film industry were of the opinion that her large piercing eyes and her flat chin made her an ideal choice for the role of a vamp.
The first ranking heroines of the time included Naseem Bano, Madhubala, Nargis, Suraiya and Nutan. Other heroines included Binarai, Shyama, Nimmi, Nirupa Roy, Meena Shori, Nigar Sultana, Veena and Kamini Kaushal. There was a shortage of ladies willing to perform the role of vamps.
One of Kuldip Kaur’s first films was a Punjabi blockbuster “Chaman” (1948). Within the same year Kuldip Kaur acted in two Hindi/Urdu films “Ziddi” and “Grahasthi“. All her 1948 films did well. After that she never looked back and went from strength to strength. At one stage Kuldip
Kaur was so busy in her film roles that for a long duration she did not visit Punjab.

In 1949, Kuldip Kaur worked in at least two films “Ek Thi Ladki” and “Kaneez”. “Ek Thi Ladki” was a blockbuster. Music Director Vinod composed some great tunes for this movie. “Kaneez” did not do too well.In 1950, Kuldip Kaur acted in two great musical Hindi movies “Samadhi” and “Adhi Raat” and did two Punjabi movies “Madaari” and “Chhai”. 1951 was a great year for her: she played the roles of vamps in six movies – “Stage”, “Rajput”, “Nai Zindagi”, “Ek Nazar”, “Afsana” and “Mukhra”. Her role in film “Afsana” received critical acclaim.
1952 was another great year for Kuldip Kaur. She worked in four movies – “Shisham”, “Nau Bahar”, “Baiju Bawra” and “Anjaam”. Again her role was highly praised in what became an all-time classic, “Baiju Bawra”. In 1953 again, Kuldip Kaur had four films – “Mashooka”, “Baaz”, “Anarkali” and “Aabshar”. Of these, “Anarkali” was a super hit and her role stole the limelight. 1954 proved another great year. She was featured in three movies – “Lal Pari”, “Gul Bahar” and “Daak Babu”. 1955 was one of her busiest professional years. She played the bad girl’s role in “Teer Andaz”, “Miss Coca Cola”, “Mast Qalandar” and “Jashan”.

In 1956, things slowed down a bit. She worked in two films, but none was released. Two of Kuldip Kaur starrers spilled over into the new year and were released in 1957. These were “Sheroo” and “Ek Saal”. In 1958 Kuldip Kaur had her roles in two films “Sahara” and “Panchyat”. In 1959, she did three films – “Pyaar Ka Rishta”, “Mohar” and “Jagir”. Out of these, one film, “Mohar,” was a great musical. Its music composed by Madan Mohan was simply outstanding. When Kuldip had fewer Hindi films in hand, she worked in Punjabi films.
1960 started as a reasonably good year for Kuldip Kaur. She had a Hindi film, “Maa Baap,” and a Punjabi film, “Yamla Jutt”.But during this very year, her life was cut short when she got some thorns in her feet and legs and she pulled those out by herself. True to her character of a daredevil woman, she did not seek medical advice immediately. Her sores became not only septic, but she contracted tetanus too, which was then incurable.

Kuldip Kaur died on 3rd February 1960. She worked in 69 films.

Jawahar kaul was one Hero, about whom not much is written about. That is because hardly any of his film was famous, nor was he known for his acting prowess or good looks like say Karan Dewan or Bharat Bhushan. I remember him in films like Khidki-48, Dekh kabira roya-57 and Bhabhi-57. Jawahar Kaul was born into a Nehru family on the 27th of September in the year 1927 in the place once revered as the heaven of India – Srinagar, Kashmir. When Jawahar was six days old, his grandfather’s sister adopted him, and his surname was subsequently changed to Kaul. Kaul did his Intermediate from the Punjab University and then went to the town of Rawalpindi. After spending some time there, he decided to go to Mumbai. His parents were not in favour of it and hence he convinced them that he would complete his graduation from the Pune University. He had a deep attraction for films from an early age and hence wanted to try his luck in the industry. In the 1940s, Dadar had three studios – Ranjit, Shri Sound and Supreme and hence was the epicenter of Indian cinema. Jawahar made Dadar his address.
He was always short on money as his family wasn’t aware of his venture into cinema. He often slept at the studio of Prabha Pictures. Due to his Kashmiri background – his looks, complexion, height were impressive, and he started getting work soon. Jawahar started his career doing minor roles. He used to potray supporting characters in big films. He made his debut while playing actor Kishor Sahu’s younger brother in the 1945’s ‘Veer Kunal’. In this year, he was seen in the role of ‘Humayun Mahawat’ in ‘Ek Din Ka Sultan’ which was made by Sohrab Modi. His first main lead role was in the flick ‘Khidki’ which was made in 1948. He was paired with Rehana for the same.

In Dadar, he became good friends with Radhakishan Mehra. Mehra used to live in the Lallubhai Mansion where Dada Bhagwan and Prabha Shankar Yagnik, ( brother of stunt film actor Navin Yagnik), the production managers of films used to stay too. It wasn’t long when Prabha Shankar and Kaul became good friends and started sharing their apartment. Their trio and friendship became popular in the film circle. Pyarelal Satoshi was friends with Radhakrishnan, and when he became a producer, he cast Kaul in his first movie. Kaul’s debut did average business, but the songs were a hit. Soon Kaul was seen in films like Azadi Ki Raah Par, Apni Chhaya, Kathputli, Pehli Jhalak, Laal Batti, Sahib Biwi Aur Ghulam, etc. He was a legend of the Black and White Cinema. He was a superstar in the films made in the 1960s. Throughout his career, he worked only in a few selected flicks, but he was able to efficaciously enrapture the audience’s attention.

Jawahar was never happy about his career- the way it went. he had wanted it to be more successful. Anyway after his last film Zalim-1980, he left acting and joined as a Production Manager with Jwala Pictures of Sandeep Sethi. After two years he became his Secretary for the next 17 years. Meanwhile he produced a film-” Agniputra “, with Mithun Chakrawarty. It took a long time to release finally in 2000. Not only it was a flop, it also gave a heavy financial burden on him. However, his only son and producer daughter Shabanam Kapoor repaid everything. Today Jawahar is about 92 years and lives peacefully in Andheri,Mumbai. He looks after his school and college ‘ Children’s welfare Centre, nearby.

Jawahr Kaul acted in 31 films starting from a small role in Geet Govind-1947. I remember his role in my favourite film Dekh kabira Roya-1957.

In film Tara-49, there were two names which need a spotlight on them, because they are not a very popular or well known names. Sometimes a memorable role in a film becomes totally identified with the actor doing it. Many times the role name gets attached to him and he is known by that name popularly. off hand I know atleast two such names. One is ofcourse Gabbar singh. Amjad Khan did that role so intensely that this name became his identity. Second example is Meena Shorey. In her entire life time she was always known as the Lara Lappa Girl…that song from film Ek thi ladki-49 became her second name. There was also a name Bajarbattu, which many readers must have seen in the cast of old films of B and C grades. This was the name of actor Anant Apte, who did the role of Bajarbattu in film Amar jyoti-1936. The name stuck to him and till his last film he was billed as Bajarbattu in every subsequent film.

Similarly actor Majnu’s real name was Harold Lewis, but due to his role in his first film as Hero-Laila Majnu-1935, he became popular as Majnu only, till end of his career. MAJNU-Harold Lewis – was a Punjabi Christian.He was the childhood friend of Roop K.Shorey. When Shorey wanted to make his second film, he chose Harold as a Hero. The film was MAJNU-1935,which was a satirical spoof on the old Laila-Majnu story. There were many stunts and in one scene Majnu is tied up on railway track by the villain. The film became a hit and Harold was renamed MANJU for his film career.

He appeared in almost all of Shorey’s films.He was also doing films with other producers.In 1942 he did a double role in Nishani and in 1943 he directed his first film Paapi. Shorey also gave him a film Badnami-1946 for direction and it was here that Majnu met I.S.Johar who wrote the story and Dialogues of Badnami.

Majnu paired with I.S.Johar in EK THI LADKI-1949,the debut film of Johar.Later they made a comedy pair in 10 films,including the hit HUM SAB CHOR HAIN-1956.

Majnu acted in 77 films,from 1935 to 1966 film Akalmand-also with Johar for the last time.
Majnu directed 8 films including,Paapi-43,Badnami-46,Son of Alibaba-55,Tatar ka chor-55 baghi sardar-56,Chandu-58 etc.

The other less known name was Chand Burke. Chand Burke made her debut in Maheshwari Productions’ Kahan Gaye (1946), which Niranjan wrote and directed. They fell in love on the sets and got married in 1945. Thereafter, Chand appeared in a number of films made in Lahore, and was widely known as “the Dancing Lily of the Punjab.”

Partition and her subsequent migration to Bombay adversely affected her career. After “Hamari Manzil,” which was released in 1949, Chand Burke went into complete oblivion. It was Raj Kapoor who selected her for that important role as children’s tormentor in “Boot Polish,” over 200 other contestants, her screen-test convincing Raj Kapoor that she was a talented actress. Some of her well known films were Basant Bahar-56, yahudi ki beti-56, Adalat-58 and Lajwanti-58.

Chand was the only one in a family of twelve brothers and sisters to have joined the films (her brother S. M. Burke, I.C.S., was a Minister to the Scandina­vian countries for Pakistan). Chand ob­tained judicial separation by mutual consent from her husband, writer-director Niranjan in 1954.

She was also married to Sunder Singh Bhavnani- grandfather of superstar Ranveer Singh. She is also related to Suneeta Kapoor.

She acted in about 30 films. Her last film was Pehchan-72.

Let us now listen to the well tuned duet of Premlata and Satish Batra. this will be the 9th song from this film.

( Thanks to apnaorg, cineplot, netttv4u.com, beetehuedin.com, film directory 1946, HFGK, cinerang by Isak Mujawar, MuVyz and my notes, for information used and adapted in this post.)


Song- Duniya se nyaare hain khel hamaare (Taara)(1949) Singers- Satish Batra, Premlata, Lyrics- Aziz Kashmiri
MD- Vinod
Both

Lyrics

Duniya se nyaare hain khel hamaare
ho o khel hamaare
Duniya se nyaare hain khel hamaare
ho khel hamaare
khelo praan pyaare
khelo preetam pyaare ae ae
khelo praan pyaare
khelo preetam pyaare ae ae
duniya hamko
dekhe aate jaate saanjh sakhaare
duniya hamko
dekhe aate jaate saanjh sakhaare

hum duniya se aankh bacha kar
hum duniya se aankh bacha kar
karen ishaare ae
karen ishaare
karen ishaare ae
karen ishaare

Duniya se nyaare hain khel hamaare
ho o khel hamaare

isko duniya kahe muhabbat
hum isko ik khel kahen
aankh michauli aankhon ki
dil ka dil se mel kahen

haan aan aan
ye mel kabhi na chhoot sake
ye mel kabhi na chhoot sake
koi laakh jatan kar haare
Duniya se nyaare hain khel hamaare
ho o khel hamaare

deepak par jal gaya patanga
bol gaya hai duniya waalon
haan haan ae duniya waalon
bol gaya
jeewan hai ek khel
khel mein
apne sab armaan nikaalo
haan haan
armaan nikaalo
bol gaya
aas paas chanda se khele ae ae
aas paas chanda se khele ae ae

taare ban armaan hamaare
taare ban armaan hamaare
Duniya se nyaare hain khel hamaare
ho o khel hamaare
Duniya se nyaare hain khel hamaare


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.

Blog Day : 3812 Post No. : 14810

Today, the December 25, 2018 is the Remembrance Day of music Director, Eric Roberts akka Vinod (22/05/1922 – 25/12/1959) who left for the heavenly abode on this day of 1959 at a prime age of 37. Vinod has been one of my favourite music directors who mostly followed the ‘Punjabi Ang’ of music, introduced in Hindi films by Pandit Amarnath. He composed top class melodies in Hindi and Punjabi films. His musical career started with ‘Khamosh Nighaaen’ (1946) and composed music for 28 Hindi films till his death in 1959.

Vinod came into prominence in his filmy musical career with his excellent song compositions in ‘Ek Thhi Ladki’ (1949). One of songs from this film laara lappa laara lappa laai rakhdaa became very popular. Both Mohammed Rafi and Lata Mangeshkar sang for Vinod for the first time in this film. Despite this success, he had to share music direction in a few subsequent films with other music directors. Most of such films failed at the box office despite his good music. With this kind of his filmy career, he joined the list of talented music directors who could not sustain their successes to reach in the top bracket of the music directors.

In 1949, music director Shankar-Jaikishan made a successful debut in ‘Barsaat’ (1949). S D Burman had his first major success as a music director in ‘Shabnam’ (1949). Both these music directors consolidated their positions in the Hindi film industry after their first success. One of the main reasons for their long successful careers, in my view, was that both of them were selective in choosing the films, that too from the top banners. As against these, Vinod, after the success of ‘Ek Thhi Ladki’ (1949), continued to be mostly associated with ‘B’ grade film banners. Though a few of such films were moderately successful, it was not enough to attract attention from the top banners. In Hindi film industry, if one gets branded as a music director of ‘B’ grade films, it is very difficult to get entry into the top banners.

A few select songs among others composed by Viond are listed below as my favourite:

Song Singer(s) Movie (year)
badla nazar aata hai Satish Batra-Premlata ‘Taara’ (1949)
ye shokh sitaare Lata-Rafi ‘Ek Thhi Ladki’ (1949)
taare wohi hain chaand wohi hai Lata ‘Anmol Ratan’ (1950)
kaaga re jaa re jaa re Lata ‘Wafa’ (1950)
nighaahon ko jab aa gayaa musukuraana Sulochana Kadam ‘For Ladies Only’ (1951)
mere barbaadiyon per muskuraane aa gaya koi Lata ‘Sabzbaagh’ (1951)
chupke se na jaa o man ke raaja Asha Bhonsle ‘Aag Ka Dariya’ (1953)
mere dil jhoom zara S Balbir ‘Mumtaz Mahal’ (1957)

Among the male playback singers, who sang for Vinod, Mohammed Rafi topped the list with 33 songs. Among the female playback singers singing for him, Asha Bhonsle took the honour of singing the maximum songs (82).

As a tribute to music director, Vinod, I have selected one of my favourite songs ‘ashqon ka gar hai maut kinaara jawaab do’ rendered by Asha Bhonsle for the film ‘For Ladies Only’ (1951). The film seems to have got delayed as I remember to have seen an advertisement of this film in an old film magazine of 1949 as ‘Titlee’. Probably, at the time of the censor certification, the name of the film was changed to ‘For Ladies Only’. The film was directed by Vedi. The star cast included Kuldeep Kaur, Kamal Mehra, Satish, Sadhana Bose, Rupa Verman etc.

There were 8 songs in the film with 6 lyricists and 8 playback singers. The song under discussion was written in a ghazal format by ‘Sharma’ which I presume to be Buta Ram Sharma. Narendra Sharma never wrote ghazals for the films and Kidar Sharma rarely wrote lyrics for other banners.


Song-Ashqon ka gar hai maut kinaara jawaab do (For Ladies Only)(1951) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Butaram Sharma, MD-Vinod

Lyrics

ashqon ka gar hai maut kinaara jawaab do
ashqon ka gar hai maut kinaara jawaab do
ulfat ko phir hai kiska sahaara jawaab do
ashqon ka gar hai maut kinaara jawaab do

bulbul chaman ko chhod bayabaan jaa rahe
bayabaan mein jaa rahen
kaise karoge tum ye gawaara jawaab do
ashqon ka gar hai maut kinaara jawaab do

jinse thhi zindagi wo hi jab gair ho chale
jab gair ho chale
phir aur kaun hoga hamaara jawaab do
ashqon ka gar hai maut kinaara jawaab do

dil ro raha hai apni tasalli ke vaaste
tasalli ke vaaste
jaaye kahaan ye dard ka maara jawaab do
ashqon ka gar hai maut kinaara jawaab do


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Blog Day : 3777 Post No. : 14755

“Anmol Ratan”(1950) was directed by M Sadiq for Jaimini Dewan Productions, Bombay. The movie had Meena (Shorey ?), Karan Dewan, Gope, Gulab, Madan Puri, Nirmala ec in it. The movie had eleven songs in it. As many as ten songs have been covered in the past.

Here are the details of the ten songs from the movie that are already covered:-

Song Title

Post No.

Post Date

Laakhon mein ek hamaare sainyya laakhon mein ek 3652 14-Mar-11
Jab kisi ke rukh pe zulfen 5519 24-Feb-12
Taare wohi hain chaand wohi hai 6090 17-Jun-12
Yaad aane waale phir yaad aa rahe hain 7573 28-Feb-13
Dard mila hai tere pyaar ki nishaani 7711 19-Mar-13
Morey dwaar khule hain 7750 25-Mar-13
Shiqwa tere main gaaun 8333 12-Jul-13
Sajan aaye aadhi raat 12408 28-Sep-16
Kaale kaale baadalon mein paani 13884 7-Jan-18
Koi kah de balamwa se ut nahin jaaye 14743 12-Nov-18

Here is the eleventh and final song from “Anmol Ratan”(1950) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Lata. D N Madhok is the lyricist. Music is composed by Vinod.

Only the audio of the song is available. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of the song.

With this song, “Anmol Ratan”(1950) joins the list of movies that have all their songs covered in the blog.


Song-Mere ghoonghat mein do nain pukaaren piya piya din rain (Anmol Ratan)(1950) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-D N Madhok, MD-Vinod

Lyrics

mere ghoonghat mein do nain
pukaaren piya piya din rain
ho mere ghoonghat mein do nain
pukaaren piya piya din rain
ho o o
bedardi aaja re
bedardi aaja re
naina dete duhaai
duhaai re ae
naina dete duhaai
mere ghoonghat mein do nain
pukaaren piya piya din rain

raat pade sab jag soye
birhan ko neend na aaye
raat pade sab jag soye
birhan ko neend na aaye
taaron ki jhurmath mein aen aen chanda hansi udaaye
taaron ki jhurmath mein aen aen chanda hansi udaaye
o o
door desh ke vaasi tohe zara laaj na aayi
laaj na aayi re
naina dete duhaai
mere ghoonghat mein do nain
pukaaren piya piya din rain
ho o o
bedardi aaja re
bedardi aaja re
naina dete duhaai
duhaai re
naina dete duhaai

aa main tere dil mein bhar doon apne dil ki haaye
aa main tere dil mein bhar doon apne dil ki haaye
phir tu jaan sakega aa aa
kya hai peer paraayi
phir tu jaan sakega aa aa
kya hai peer paraayi
o o
bedardi ke pyaar mein
maine yoonhi umar ganwaai
umar ganwaai re ae
naina dete duhaai
mere ghoonghat mein do nain
pukaaren piya piya din rain
ho o o
bedardi aaja re
bedardi aaja re
naina dete duhaai
duhaai re
naina dete duhaai


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Blog Day : 3769 Post No. : 14743

“Anmol Ratan”(1950) was directed by M Sadiq for Jaimini Dewan Productions, Bombay. The movie had Meena (Shorey ?), Karan Dewan, Gope, Gulab, Madan Puri, Nirmala etc in it. The movie had eleven songs in it. Nine of these songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the tenth song from “Anmol Ratan”(1950) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Nirmala devi. D N Madhok is the lyricist. Music is composed by Vinod.

Only the audio of the song is available. Nirmala devi(mother of Govinda) appeared in the movie so it can be assumed that the song was picturised on her. Moreover, the lyrics suggest that it was a mujra song. So it is a mujra song picturised on Nirmala devi


Song-Koi kah do balamwa se ut nahin jaaye(Anmol Ratan)(1950) Singer-Nirmala devi, Lyrics-D N Madhok, MD-Vinod

Lyrics

koi kah do balmva se ut nahin jaaye
koi kah do balmva se ut nahin jaaye
jit jaayike more tan aag lagaaye
jit jaayike haan jit jaayike
ho jit jaayike
more tan aag lagaaye
koi kah do balmva se ut nahin jaaye
koi kah do

daaman mere mein daal na duniya ki daulaten aen
haan
de daulaten unhen
jo inhen pa ke khush rahen
apni to maang ek hai
bolo to hum kahen
maangoon main sainya ji ka pyaar mil jaaye haaye
maangoon main sainya ji ka pyaar mil jaaye
koi kah do balmva se ut nahin jaaye
koi kah do balmva se ut nahin jaaye
jit jaayike more tan aag lagaaye
jit jaayike haan jit jaayike
ho jit jaayike
more tan aag lagaaye
koi kah do balmva se ut nahin jaaye
koi kah do

meri bala se abr ho saawan ki jhadi ho o o
haan aan
shabnam ke motiyon mein kali jhoom rahi ho
meri nazar ke saamne nazaara wahi ho
naynon mein nayna daal piya muskaaye haaye
nayno mein nayna daal piya muskaaye
koi kah do balmva se ut nahin jaaye
koi kah do balmva se ut nahin jaaye
koi kah do


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Blog Day : 3492 Post No. : 14032

“Mumtaz Mahal” (1957) was directed by Ram Daryani for Nigam Films. The movie had Jairaj, Sheela Ramani, Veena, Agha, Umesh, Nazir Kashmiri, GM Durrani, Heera Sawant, Samson, Uma Dutt, Minnie etc in it.

HFGK mentions one song twice and that gives a figure of seven songs for this movie. In reality the movie has only six songs. Five of these songs have been covered in the past.

Here are the details of the songs covered earlier :

Song Title

Post No.

Post Date

Apna bana ke phir kyun bhulaaya 9714 15-Apr-14
Ae dil e beqaraar dekh 9920 24-Jun-14
Aayi hoon main chamak chaandni 9922 25-Jun-14
Main dil ka saaz bajaata hoon 9939 2-Jul-14
Mere dil jhoom zara 9989 19-Jul-14

A perusal of the details of the songs covered earlier reveals some interesting facts. The first song from the movie was covered on 15 april 2014 and the fifth song from the movie was covered on 19 july 2014, the day of blog’s sixth anniversary when the countdown to the 10kth song in the blog was in its full flow.

All the five songs from “Mumtaz Mahal”(1956) were covered in 2014 and that left only one more song to be covered. Why we did not cover the sixth and final song in that year itself ?

Well, there are many reasons. One reason is that the idea of covering all songs of movies had not yet caught up in the blog by then. Secondly, those days we covered songs as we came across them. Only five songs from the movie were available and they were all covered. In any case, I was no aware about the number of songs that this movie (or for that matter any movie) contained since I did not have access to HFGK till then.

I became a proud possessor of HFGK a few days after the 10kth song in the blog thanks to the generosity of Mr Arunkumar Deshmukh and Sudhir Ji, who gifted me all the five volumes of HFGK on the occasion of this momentous occasion.

Now a days I specifically maintain a list of movies that have only one or two songs left to be covered (by looking up in the HFGK). I keep search for the missing songs. That way I always have a list of YIPPIable movies to chose from.

Coming to “Mumtaz Mahal”(1957), I was under the impression that that two songs from the movie were left to be covered. As mentioned above,, I realised that one of these songs was already covered in the blog (being a duplicate entry), so only one song from the movie remained to be covered.

This missing song, unsurprisingly, was a rare song. Listening to the song made me realise that it is even more rare. For once, it is a solo song sung by Balbir. Now, Balbir has an many as 41 songs in the blog but only one of these songs is a solo song.

I thought that I should cover this song on the occasion of Balbir’s anniversary. When I checked up, I found that hardly any details are available online. I realised that the most comprehensive detail on Balbir is available in this blopg itself, and is in the writeup on the Balbir solo song that was covered in the blog on 19 july 2014 !

That article was written by Sudhir Ji, and there he had mentioned that Balbir was born in 1926 in Amritsar. That article mentions that Balbir sang in around 120 movies in a career spanning four decades (from 1940s till 1970s), but only about a dozen or so of them are solo songs.

The exact day of Balbir’s birth anniversary is not known. In fact, the exact date of his death is not known either. On searching online, I read in an news item that he was murdered by his relatives sometime in 1970s. So sad.

With no date to go by, there is little point holding this rare song back. So here is the sixth and final song from “Mumtaz Mahal”(1957), four years after the other five songs from the movie were covered in the blog.

This song is sung by S Balbir. Pt Priyadarshi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Vinod.

I have not been able to get a few words right in the song. I request our readers with keener ears to help fill in the blanks/ suggest corrections as applicable.

With this song, “Mumtaz Mahal”(1957) joins the list of movies that have all their songs covered in the blog.


Song-So raha jahaan hai (Mumtaz Mahal)(1957) Singer-Balbir, Lyrics-Pt Priyadarshi, MD-Vinod

Lyrics

so raha jahaan hai
jaagti jawaaniyaan
so raha jahaan hai
jaagti jawaaniyaan
dil mein rehne waale sun
dil mein rehne waale sun
dard bhari kahaaniyaan
so raha jahaan hai

baadalon ki god mein
chaand muskura raha
ishq jhoom jhoom aaj
ishq jhoom jhoom aaj
husn ko bula raha aa
dekh lo chakor ko
de raha qurbaaniyaan aan
dil mein rehne waale sun
dard bhari kahaaniyaan
so raha jahaan hai

dolte armaan hain
dhadkanen machal raheen
baar baar har ghadi
baar baar har ghadi
saans thhandi chal rahi ee
pyaase honth maangte
pyaar ki nishaaniyaan
dil mein rehne waale sun
dil mein rehne waale sun
dard bhari kahaaniyaan
so raha jahaan hai

———————————————————
Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
———————————————————

सो रहा जहान् है
जागती जवानियाँ
सो रहा जहान् है
जागती जवानियाँ
दिल में रहने वाले सुन
दिल में रहने वाले सुन
दर्द भरी कहानियाँ
सो रहा जहान् है

बादलों की गोद में
चाँद मुस्कुरा रहा
इश्क़ झूम झूम आज
इश्क़ झूम झूम आज
हुस्न को बुला रहा
देख लो चकोर को
दे रहा कुर्बानियाँ’
दिल में रहने वाले सुन
दर्द भरी कहानियाँ
सो रहा जहान् है

डोलते अरमान हैं
धड़कनें मचल रहीं
बार बार हर घड़ी
बार बार हर घड़ी
सांस ठंडी चल रही
प्यासे होंठ मांगते
प्यार की निशानियाँ
दिल में रहने वाले सुन
दिल में रहने वाले सुन
दर्द भरी कहानियाँ
सो रहा जहान् है


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