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Blog Day :

4900 Post No. : 16705

Some people may have noticed that today is the 4900th day for the blog. So today the blog completes a century. Unlike blog centuries, this time bound century gets clocked automatically without any conscius effort on our part.

I looked back at all the 49 time bound centuries that the blog has clocked so far. Here are their details :-

Blog day number Date Songs posted on the day
100 26 October 2008 2
200 3 February 2009 6
300 14 May 2009 6
400 22 August 2009 6
500 30 November 2009 4
600 10 March 2010 2
700 18 June 2010 2
800 26 September 2010 3
900 4 January 2011 3
1000 14 April 2011 6
1100 23 July 2011 6
1200 31 October 2011 5
1300 8 February 2012 8
1400 18 May 2012 5
1500 26 August 2012 7
1600 4 December 2012 4
1700 14 March 2013 9
1800 22 June 2013 DOT day
1900 30 September 2013 2
2000 8 January 2014 6
2100 18 April 2014 6
2200 27 July 2014 3
2300 4 November 2014 4
2400 12 February 2015 5
2500 23 May 2015 2
2600 31 August 2015 DOT day
2700 9 December 2015 4
2800 18 March 2016 3
2900 26 July 2016 6
3000 4 October 2016 4
3100 12 January 2017 4
3200 22 April 2017 3
3300 31 July 2017 4
3400 8 November 2017 4
3500 16 February 2018 4
3600 27 May 2018 2
3700 4 September 2018 3
3800 13 December 2018 2
3900 23 March 2019 2
4000 1 July 2019 3
4100 9 October 2019 1
4200 17 January 2020 2
4300 26 April 2020 3
4400 4 August 2020 5
4500 12 November 2020 4
4600 20 February 2021 1
4700 31 May 2021 7
4800 8 September 2021 3
4900 17 December 2021 2

One can notice that a few posts were covered on most century days. There were two exceptions, namely day 1800 (22 july 2013) and 2600 (31 august 2015) that were DOT days. The highest number of posts, viz 9, were published on 1700th day (14 may 2013).

I thought that I should cover a song from movies that have figured on an earlier century day. But I realised that it was easier said than done. Most century day movies have since been YIPPEED or otherwise no songs from those movies are available.

With some difficulty, I zeroed in on a movie namely “Devtaa”(1956). A song from this movie had appeared on the blog on the 1000th day on 14 april 2011. More than one decade later, this movie still remnains unYIPPEED and its remnaining songs are readily available. So songs of this movie are good candidates for my blog century day challenge.

“Devtaa”(1956) was produced by K S Narayanan and directed by Patanna for Narayanan and Company, Bombay. This “kaalpnik” movie had Anjali Devi, Vyjyanti Mala, Ganesh, Kumari Kamla, Bipin Gupta, Krishna Kumari, Agha Indira, Nambiar, Roop Kumar, Kamal Krishn etc in it.

The movie had eight songs in it. Five songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the sixth song from “Devtaa”(1956) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Lata. Rajinder Krishan is the lyricist. Music is composed by C Ramchandra.

The song is picturised on Vyjyanti Mala and Gemini Ganeshan (mentioned as Ganesh in the credits).

So, here is a movie whose songs figured in the blog on 1000th day and also on the 4900thday of the blog.


Song-Zaalim teri aankhon ne kya cheez pila di hai (Devta)(1956) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-C Ramchandra

Lyrics

zaalim teri aankhon ne
kya cheez pila di hai
zaalim teri aankhon ne
kya cheez pila di hai
ulfat ke siva saari
duniya hi bhula di hai

bas ek nazar dekha
aur loot liya dil ko
bas ek nazar dekha
aur loot liya dil ko
lutkar bhi mere dil ne
khush hoke dua di hai
zaalim teri aankhon ne
kya cheez pila di hai

jab se tujhe dekha hai
kuchh hosh nahin mujhko
jab se tujhe dekha hai
kuchh hosh nahin mujhko
har cheez zamaane ki
har cheez zamaane ki
nazron se gira di hai
zaalim teri ankhon ne
kya cheez pila di hai

dil pyaar kare jis’se
wo dard diya dil ko
aa aa aa aa
aa aa
aa aa
dil pyaar kare jis’se
wo dard diya dil ko
jalne me maza aaye
jalne me maza aaye
wo aag laga di hai


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 :

4740 Post No. : 16467

Dilip Kumar – The Legend (1922-2021)
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Since last two days I have been watching the various videos on whatsapp and on the net and also read some articles on the net. I have tried to see and absorb as much of the information I could about the events after, when the thespian is no more. After all is said and done, I have tried various tacks on how to approach this tribute to the method actor, who some call the “Marlon Brando” of India, without the ferociousness. But I find a ferocious, peasant turned dacoit in ‘Ganga Jamuna’ and a fractioned rebel prince Salim who is equally ferocious in protecting his Anarkali. The work on the silver screen was a very important part of the personality, but by no means it was the whole personality.

The best of Dilip Kumar, the actor and star was over, well before I grew up. But the admiration for his qualities as a screen performer and as a person conscious of his social responsibilities, was an inculcation process in my conscious mind. It has not happened overnight. These are small snippets of information, fed to my mind and stored away. Many incidents and events heard and read about long ago are surfacing in the memory. The trigger is the passing away of Dilip Kumar on 07/07/2021.

I was preparing the posts thinking of some old songs which have not been posted in the blog yet, preferably a song sung by Rafi sahab, writing a para here about this, and there about that, in yahoo mail, in gmail, on my office desktop and my laptop. This is not the way I prefer to do a post, but it was happening like this in this instance, as I was not able to assimilate the thoughts and lacked the drive to concentrate on the topic, maybe.

Then, I had divine help in the shape of a TV news show. I am pretty impressed with the contents of the particular show aired on 07/07/2021, with the byline – An era ends with Dilip Kumar’s death. It is very much close to my own feelings on this occasion, so I am reproducing some parts of the text of the show in hindi – trying to do verbatim translation is beyond me at the moment.

“Apni gair haazri mein iss se adhik haazir koyi kya ho sakta hai ke aap unhen alvidaa kehte waqt iss tarah se yaad kiye jaa rahe hain, jaise woh laut kar aaye hon. Yeh desh jo har waqt hindu-musalmaan ke beech nafrat ki deewar par chal raha hotaa hai, uss desh mein aisa ek hi shakhs thha jo Dilip Kumar bhi thha aur Yusuf Khan bhi. 1947 ke vibhajan rekha ko wo jis aasaani se paat diya karte thhe, bahot kam logon mein waisi quwwat hoti hai. Unn ka ek makaan phoolon ke shehar peshawar mein aaj tak hai. Unn ka ek makaan paison ke shehar Mumbai mein bhi hai. Aaj hindustan ne jitna khoya hai, utna pakistan ne bhi khoyaa hai.

Pichhle saal sitamber mein jab pakistan ke patrakaar Shiraz Hasan ne apne twitter handle par Dilip Kumar ke puraane makaan ki tasveer sajhaa ki, tab Dilip Kumar ne apne twitter handle se jawaab diya ke Peshawar mein sabhi se guzaarish hai ke mere pushtaini makaan ki tasveeren den. Phir to tasveeron aur videon ka taantaa hi lag gayaa. Peshawar ke ‘Qissa-Khwaani’ bazaar mein unn ka makaan hai. Dilip Kumar ne apni aatma katha mein likkha hai ki aaj bhi wahan ki khushbu, rang aur mausamon ki yaaden taazi hain. Kanpwa dene wali sardiyaan yaad hain. Unhen yaad hai Wahabbat Khan ki masjid huaa karti thhi. Iss bazaar ka naam qissa khwaani bazaar iss liye bhi padaa ke yehan vyapari apne qisse sunaate thhe aur doosron ka qissa sunte thhe. Kise pataa thha ke unn tamaan anaam qisson ke beech itna bada qissa niklegaa jis ka naam Yusuf Khan se badal kar Dilip Kumar kar diya jaayegaa. Do naamon ko ek saathh jeena aur khabron se bhari iss duniyaa mein tthag ki jagah behadd imaandar aur shaaleen shakhs ke roop mein dekhaa jaanaa, yeh bhi apne aap mein ek qissa hai, jis ka bazaar aaj unn ke jaane ke baad sajaa hai.

Apni aatma khathha mein unhon ne likkha hai ke bazaar mein aag lagi thhi jis waqt unn ki paidaaish hui thhi.
“Dilip Kumar – The substance and the shadow” aap ko unn tamaam chaukhaton tak le jaati hai, ye dikhaane ke liye ke ek kalaakar apne wajood se alag ho kar ek bada kalaakar nahi bantaa hai.
Waise unn ki aatma katthaa ke shuruaat se le kar akhir ke panno par, ghar ki dadi, ammi, phuphi aur didi ke qisse bhare pade hain. Maaon aur behnon ke beech ek kumar bada ho raha thha, pata chalta hai ke khaandaani aadmi thhe.
Saira Bano se unn ki shadi 1966 mein hui. Woh apne aap mein uss waqt ki mash-hoor aur maqbool kalaakar thhin. Unn ki aakhri saans tak unn ke saath saaye ki tarah khadi rahin. Ham aur aap ek tarah se Dilip Kumar ko celebrate kar rahe hain. Unn ke hone aur na-hone ko unn ke abhinay ki katranon ko nikaal kar tukde tukde mein jiye jaa rahe hain.
Lekin Saira Bano ke liye Dilip Kumar ek video clip bhar nahin thhe. Unn ke dukh ki dahleez tak koyi nahi pahunch saktaa.
Ham ne baat peshawar ke makaan se shuru ki thhi. Bambai ke Anjuman Islam school mein padhne lagte hain Dilip Kumar. Vibhajan se pehle aa gaye thhe. Lekin school ki chhuttiyon mein unn ka Peshawar aana jaana raha, angrezi ki kavitaayen sunaane aur unn ki daad lene ke liye.

1930 ke dashak ke baare mein Dilip Kumar ne likkha hai ke yehaan tab hindu chai, muslim chai, hindu paani, muslim paani milaa karta thha.

Dilip Kumar apne bachpan ko kandhe par rakh kar chalte thhe. Ek qissa hai ke jab akhbaaron mein chhapa ke bombay mein tram band hone waali hai, to unhen dard huaa 31/03/1964 ko hazaaron logon ne dadar aur parel ke beech chali uss aakhri tram ko bidaai di. Dilip Kumar likhte hain ke agar wo Dilip Kumar naam ka star na hote aur Yusuf Khan hi rehte to uss akhri tram mein zarur safar karte. Hazaaron logon ne antim tram ko vidaayi di thhi. Unn ki yaadon mein jitna peshawar thha utnaa hi bombay thaa. Koyi abhinetaa apne shehar ko unn daftaron se yaad karta hai, koyi Dilip kumar hai jo apne uss ki mohallon bason aur pedon se yaad karta hai. Yahin par unn ka makaan hain, yahin unn ko Juhu qabrastaan mein suprud-e-khaak kiya gayaa. Badi sankhya mein aam log iss shaandaar abhineta ko vidaayi dene aaye. Unhen maaloon hai yehan Dilip sahab dafan ho rahe hain. Unn ka ek makaan, jism ka har ek qatra hindustaan mein hai, lekin ek makaan peshawar mein bhi hai jis ke baahar unn ki yaad mein ek poster lagaaya gaya hai.

Ye bheed tab hai jab zamaane se unn ki koyi film nahi aayi hai, dashkon se nahi aayi. 1952 mein unn ki film “Aan’ release huyi, super hit huyi jo uss waqt ki sab se adhik kamaayi karne waali film bani. 1947 mein wo vibhajan rekha kheenchi gayi jis ke baad log udhar se idhar, aur idhar se udhar hogaye. Dilip kumar par pakistan ki oar se jaasoosi karne ke aarop lage, Deepa Mehta ki film ‘Fire’ ka samrthan karne par bhi bahot aalochna hui. In sab ke baad bhi unhen na koyi udhar dhakel paaya na idhar dhakel paaya.

Is interview mein aap inhen bolte suniye. Saamne koyi script nahi hai lekin aap parde ke Dilip Kumar aur asli jeewan ke Dilip Kumar mein farq nahi kar sakte. Patrkar Sunil Sethi ne NDTV ke liye Dilip Kumar ka interview kiya thha. Puraana interview hai. Angrezi mein iss interview ko aap bhasha, aur usse baratne ke lehje ke liye bhi suniye. Unhenn bolte huey sunne se bhi lagta hai ham ne jin i’laaqon ko, rawaayaton aur lafzon ko baant diya hai. Dilip Kumar jab bolte thhe to woh saara kuchh ek aisi zameen se aaya lagtaa thha, jis ka batwaara kabhi huaa hi nahi. Unn ka bolna uss i’laaqe ka ek mukammal chehra thha, jise aap bharatiya up-mahadweep kehte hain.

“nishaan-e-imtiyaaz’ ko le kar huey vivaad ke waqt, unhon ne ye kahaa thha ke 65 saal hindustaan mein rehne ke baad mujhe apni wafadaari saabit karni pad rahi hai.

Unn ka ghar iss waqt ghamon se bhara huaa hai. Unn ki adaakari ham sab ke hisse mein maujood hai. Dilip Kumar ne cinema mein abhinay ko adhyay mein badal diya, iss liye unhen method actor kahan jaata hai. Mughal-e-azam jaisi film mein Salim ke kirdaar ko baadshahat dene waale Dilip Kumar kam samay mein dekhna ya unn ke baare mein samjhana bahot mushkil kaam hai.”

The show goes on to talk about Dilip Kumar’s philanthropic acts. I had meant to write a bit on this facet of his personality, as I found that the Wikipedia page on him is not mentioning this part of his life. The show than goes in detail about how his biography was written and published, and what were his specifications about writing about his personal life and relations with other female stars with whom he was linked romantically.

I would like to read the book and see what he writes about his equation with Madhu Bala and what went wrong with his second marriage to Asma Rehman.

I have read the letter hand written by Dilip Kumar in urdu, to the editor of ‘Shama’ which is part of a book. The beauty of the handwriting and the dignity in the sentences, conveying his outrage, subtle yet firm, that he will not tolerate any such inferences towards his personal matters, is to be read to be believed. I have not read that much of Urdu over the years, as I could have, but the conviction about the ‘shaaistagi’ of the language, written and spoken is never in doubt. The letter vindicates my convictions about urdu, and reassured me that Urdu is a deserving heritage ofvast populations across the world. I am still talking about Dilip Kumar’s cultured, educated, wise and dignified persona.

One dialogue from Mughal-e-azam :

“ye zakhm nahi phool hain Durjan. Aur phoolon ka murjhaana bahaar ki ruswaayi hai.
Suno,
ye qaatil hi nahi dildaar bhi hai,
yeh shaakh-e-gul bhi hai talwaar bhi hai”

Yes. In classic Urdu, sentences do begin with ‘aur’.

Going back to Dilip Kumar’s acts of charity and his commitment to social causes, I know it for a fact that he was a partner in many such deeds and was a patron and supporter of educational institutes, orphanages etc. Dr.Is-haq Jamkhanawala (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ishaq_Jamkhanawala) from Belgaum was a close friend of Dilip Kumar. These two friends had been involved in many charity projects, which can be verified. In fact Dilip Kumar visited Belgaum in early 80’s accompanied by Saira Bano for inaugration of an educational institute. I have a photographe where Dr. Is-haq Jamkhanawala also can be seen alongwith another illuminous person, a doctor from Belgaum. (Photo attached).

Saahir Ludhianvi says in his inimitable way that:

duniyā ne tajrabāt o havādis kī shakl meñ
jo kuchh mujhe diyā hai vo lauTā rahā huuñ maiñ

His stature and standing in the film industry as well as the country ensured that he is a blessed and deserving of the honour of State funeral given to him. A real ‘badaa aadmi’ in the way he was blessed with the affections and respect in this world. And bigger the stature and the power bestowed in this world, the bigger is the test of the character. The toughness of the test is directly in proportion to the worldly blessings. By all accounts he seems to have fared well in this test, as far as we can see, rest all is with Allah(swt), who is the best of judges.

Lata Mangeshkar says this in her tribute:

“Yusuf bhai has gone leaving his younger sister behind. His death seems like the end of an era. I am unable to comprehend anything, I’m extremely sad, speechless, he gave me many memories and left. Yusuf bhai has been unwell for the last many years. He couldn’t recognise anyone, at such time, Saira bhabhi left everything and took care of him day and night. She had no other life. I bow down to such a woman and I pray for Yusuf bhai’s soul to rest in peace,”

What is a better celebration of this legendary actor, multi-lingual and multi-dimensional personality, than a song from the magnum opus “Ganga Jamna’ which he produced, wrote and said to have ghost directed? I am presenting two song snippets from this film.

Shakeel Badayuni-Rafi-Naushad is the team, whose association with Dilip Kumar is again a stuff of legends. Some enthusiasts can write a thesis on this topic. There is a female voice in the longer snippet, which sounds like Rajkumari Dubey, but I cant be sure. I am positive that it is not Lata Mangeshkar and sound different from Shamshad Begum.

My own favourite song from “Ganga Jamuna” is:

Nain lad jayi hain
to manwaa maa kasak hoibe kari
prem ka chhutiye patakha to dhamak
hoibe kari

The film and songs are definitely worth revisiting and so is the thespian, Gulfaam, the originial angry young man, and so much more.

Snippet I


Snippet II

Song-Bailan ki jodiyaa/ aaj bhaya re gori (Ganga Jamuna)(1961) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Shakeel Badayuni, MD-Naushad

Lyrics

snippet I
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Bailan ki jodiyaan
Jaane man ki sab batiyaan re ae
Oh ho ho ooo
Ooo oooo ooooo
Hrrr rrrrrr haa
Bailan ki jodiyaan
Jaane man ki sab batiyaan re ae
Dara ri da da daa ra raa
Lahaa lo laa Laha la lo laao

Snippet II

Di ra dee re ea ea
gori ee
Aaj bhaya re gori
Hamra gawanwaa
Ganga se jamna ka
hoyibe milanwaa
aa aa
neele gaganwaa ki chhaaon
oo ooo
chal chal ri goriyaa
pi ki nagariyaa aa
o chal chal ri goriyaa
pi ki nagariyaa aa
o nadiyaa kinaare moraa gaaon
ho oo nadiyaa kinaare moraa gaaon
o chal chal ri goriyaa
pi ki nagariyaa aa


This article is written by nahm, 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 :

4439 Post No. : 15881

Remembrance day of Jaikishan :
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Today i.e. 12th September, 2020 is 49th death anniversary of Jaikishan, a half of Shankar-Jaikishan.

I have just now read the detailed Wikipedia Page of Shankar-Jaikishan, so will reproduce some para’s which are worthy of mention in terms of Jaikishan’s death anniversary.

“Shankar Jaikishan enjoyed an unrivalled position in the Hindi film industry. During their heyday and even toward the later part of their career, they were the highest paid music directors in the industry. Barring stray exceptions, they were paid more than the leading actors and the promotional material of their films would give them more prominence than anyone else.”

“What can I say… my musical partner in life has gone, what is left of me to say anything more, I had never thought that at such an early age he would leave us all and go; Anyway his good qualities of maintaining goodwill, giving love and receiving love were innate in him and I too don’t have them in me. He used to regularly remind me of my innate quality of being in a boisterous mood all the time and always abrasive with some one or the other and so on and so forthwith…….”
(Shankar on Jaikishan’s death in an interview with AmeenSayani.)

The page also has this to say about Shankar Jaikishan, vis-à-vis different singers :

“Shankar Jaikishan combo worked above all of with Mohd Rafi and secondly Mukesh, and produced numbers of hits and unmatchable gems. Mohd Rafi was their favourite singer despite having good reputation with other playback singers of its time.”

I read somewhere else, that the mukhda of the song “Ye mera prempatra padh kar” from ‘Sangam’ was actually taken from the letter written by Jaikishan to his than fiancée “Priya”. So this could be the instance where Jaikishan unwittingly revealed that he is the composer of the block-buster song. This caused a rift between the two as Jaikishan broke the unwritten agreement between them, of not revealing which of them is the creator of any particular song. Here, Rafi Sahab is said to have intervened and solved the issue between Shankar and Jaikishan, and also later on between Lata Mangeshkar and Shankar in the mid 70’s.

But there is no doubt of the truth here when it is said that “Shankar-Jaikishan, along with other artists, composed “everlasting” and “immortal melodies” in the 1950s, 1960s, and early 1970s.[2] Their best work was noted for being “raga-based and having both lilt and sonority”.

All hindi film music fans agree that they changed the face of hindi film music with “Barsaat” and the success of the film and its music played a big role in this change.

The music I think was versatile and inspiring to new music directors. Theirs was a first of its kind duo, as far as I know who combined their talents and acumen with two lyrcists and made a fearsome foursome. They can also be called fabulous and formidable. They had to be, to be on top of the game for two decades. Shankar-Jaikishan can also be credited for starting the trend of version songs, one male and one female version. Contemporaries and seniors like Naushad and S.D.Burman rarely did it. Naushad in “Mere Mehboob” and S. D. Burman in “Sharmilee” and “Tere Ghar Ke saamne”. But in the later instance, it was both male solos.

I am actually trying to wrap up the long running series on Mohammad Rafi songs, so trying not to look for a Rafi Sahab song for posting on this occasion. But as luck would have it, I found this popular song from ‘Pyaar hi Pyaar’(1969). Moreover this song has a stamp of Shankar-Jaikishan signature style in the orchestration of the music. This is an Asha-Rafi duet, with the fast pace and beat. This is the manifestation of Asha Bhonsle making inroads in the Shankar Jaikishan cap, which started with “Teesri Kasam”. Shankar-Jaikishan were known for Lata only music scores through 50’s and not just for R.K. films. I think the exceptions to this were very rare and few, where Asha, Geeta Dutt or Shamshad Begum got to sing Shankar Jaikishan compositions. Suman Kalyanpur was one such alternative which Shankar Jaikishan tried, in mid- 60’s for duets with Rafi sahab.

I have also tried to find if Shankar Jaikishan ever re-used their own tune to compose songs, but could not find any such songs. Their music was a huge commercial success, so no one else could try and copy their songs.

The song I am presenting in a party song, where Vijayanthi Mala is trying to make Dharmendra jealous, flaunting a dance partner. There are other popular Rafi solos in the film, but this would be the most popular, with the title song of the film ’dekha hai teri aankhon mein pyar hi pyar beshumaar’.

Audio

Video

Song-Tu mera main teri duniya jaley to jaley (Pyaar Hi Pyaar)(1969) Singers-Asha Bhonsle, Rafi, Lyrics-Hasrat Jaipuri, MD-Shankar Jaiskishan

Lyrics

Tu mera
main teri
duniya jale to jalay
tu mera
o main teri
ha duniya jale to jalay
nananana
dil teraa
ho jaan teri
duniya jalay to jalay
dil teraa
jaan teri
duniya jalay to jalay

jhoom jhoom naache
mera pyaar bharaa dil
gun gun gaaye
iqraar bharaa dil
tujh se nigaahen milin
mil gayaa dil
phool ki tarah se meraa
khil gayaa dil
jhoom jhoom naache
mera pyaar bharaa dil
gun gun gaaye
iqraar bharaa dil
tujh se nigaahen milin
mil gayaa dil
phool ki tarah se meraa
khil gayaa dil
rut jawaan
pyaar bhari
ha duniyaa jalay to jalay
nananana
dil teraa
ho jaan teri
duniya jalay to jalay

aahaaaahaa
tu mera
o main teri
ha duniya jale to jalay
nananana
dil teraa
ho jaan teri
duniya jalay to jalay

waada nibhaane dekho
aaye hain sanam
lab pe duaayen laaye
tere liye ham
dil jo diya hai tujhe
phir kya hai gham
marta hoon tujhpe hi
apni qasam
arey waada nibhaane dekho
aaye hain sanam
lab pe duaayen laaye
tere liye ham
dil jo diya hai tujhe
phir kya hai gham
marta hoon tujhpe
apni qasam
tu meri
ha jal pari
duniya jalay to jalay

aahaaaahaa
tu mera
o main teri
ha duniya jale to jalay
nananana
dil teraa
ho jaan teri
duniya jalay to jalay

aahaaaahaa
tu mera
o main teri
ha duniya jale to jalay

roop ke sharaare hain
tere hi liye
saare yeh nazaare hain
tere hi liye
aankh ke ishaare hain
tere hi liye
baanhon ke sahaare hain
tere hi liye
roop ke sharaare hain
tere hi liye
saare yeh nazaare hain
tere hi liye
aankh ke ishaare hain
tere hi liye
baahon ke sahaare hain
tere hi liye
main tujhi par mari
ha duniya jalay to jalay
nananana
dil teraa
ho jaan teri
duniya jalay to jalay

aahaaaahaa
tu mera
o main teri
ho duniya jale to jalay
nananana
dil teraa
ho jaan teri
duniya jalay to jalay


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Blog Day :

4369 Post No. : 15701

“Zindagi”(1964) was written produced and directed by Ramanand Sagar for Gemini Productions, Madras. This movie had Raj Kumar, Rajendra Kumar, Vyjayanthimala, Helen, Mehmood, Prithviraj Chauhan, Jeevan, Dhumal, Jayant, Kanhaiyalal, Hiralal, Master Shahid, Leela Chitnis, Pushpavalli(Actress Rekha`s mother), Baby Farida & “Honey”, Mumtaz Begum, Moolchand, Nirupa Roy, Satyajeet etc in it.

The movie had 13 songs in it. Nine songs from the movie have been covered in the past.

Last year, on 30 august 2019, we had covered an expectant mother song, viz Ek naye mehmaan ke aane ki khabar hai. Today, some ten months later, we find Vyjyanti Mala, the expectant mother in that song, seeking to abandon that child, while Prithviraj Kapoor is also visible in the picturisation. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the circumstances that are depicted in the picturisation of this song,

The song is sung by Lata. Hasrat Jaipuri is the lyricist. Music is composed by Shankar Jaikishan.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

Audio

Video

Song-Pyaar ki dulhan sada suhaagan (Zindagi)(1964) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Hasrat Jaipuri, MD-Shankar Jaikishan

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

pyaar ki dulhan sada suhaagan
kabhi na widhwa hoye
jeewan maran se upar rishta
janam janam ka hoye

pyaar ki dulhan sada suhaagan
kabhi na widhwa hoye
jeewan maran se upar rishta
janam janam ka hoye
janam janam ka hoye

o chain mere dil ke
mere ghar ki raushni
tere to maa ka doodh
ye hai aakhiri ghadi
poochhe agar zamaana
teri ma kidhar gayi
kehna ke mere baaba se milne chali gayi
kehna ke mere baaba se milne chali gayi

ab na maa hoon main kisi ki
na bahu na beti
teri jogan hoon
tere paas chali aati hoon
teri yaadon ko liye
saath chali aati hoon
teri yaadon ko liye
saath chali aati hoon


This article is written by Peevesie’s Mom, 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 :

4344 Post No. : 15651

Hullo Atuldom

“Amardeep” (1958) had 12 songs 9 of which are on the blog. Le lo le lo gubbaare was the last song posted from this movie exactly two years ago on this date.

Here is the next song in the voice of Asha Bhonsle which is a dance by Vyjayanthimala. It is the opening scene of the movie and comes immediately after the titles are over. It gives the background of the character played by Vyjayanthimala who plays Aruna and her grandfather wants her to marry Pran. But this is an Indian movie where the lady will find someone better (according to her) than the person selected by the family. It is a different matter that since time immemorial, Indian marriages have mostly been arranged marriages where the girl and the boy would hardly know each other till they got married and started family life. And since they began making movies in India, we have had love stories where there is lot of action in the form of family opposition, two people in love with the same person or any other possible obstacles that will help build a movie to close to 180 minutes of running time.

So we can safely say that movies are all make believe. But we still feel that movies reflect real life.

Sorry to have digressed into a sermon regarding the make-believe nature of movies. What I wanted to say was Aruna (Vyjayanthimala) finds Ashok (Dev Anand) better than Pran. And there is the addition of an accident in the story which makes Ashok lose his memory and the girl (Padmini) who tends him in his illness falls in love with him. But he is non-committal. The next twist is the two girls turn out to be sisters separated in childhood. And in the climax when all the twists unravel one of the sisters decides to sacrifice her life so that the hero can live for her sisters’ happiness.

I am not an expert at writing about movies prior to 1975, there are other ideal persons for that, among the regular contributors of the blog, who help Atulji build-up the data base that this blog is getting transformed into. Today (9th June) is the birth-date of one of them. He goes by the name Shri. Arunkumar Deshmukh but is better known as the in-house encyclopedia among the followers of the blog. He is meticulous about getting details of the subjects that he writes about. He may have been engaged in the corporate world before retirement but is a writer in reality. He has followed his hobby/ passion – movies- wholeheartedly and once he got a hang of how to handle the World-Wide-Web or internet as it is called and finds the information that is needed to bring to light lesser -known artists, artists with same name, and a whole bunch of other topics which are close to his heart. His posts are treasures of information. I must stop writing about him as this modest gentleman is not used to hearing or reading about himself.

I end my post as always by wishing “Guruji”- as I like to address him; A Very Happy Birthday. May we have lot more posts from you and may the river of information that you provide never dry up. Thank You for being our ready-reckoner

Audio

Video

Song-Laagi apni najariya kataar ban ke (Amar Deep)(1958) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-C Ramchandra
Chorus

Lyrics

aa aa aa
jhoole se nikla ghabraa ke bachpan
o o o o
bhoole se ek din dekha jo darpan
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa
laagi apni najariya kataar ban ke
laagi apni najariya kataar ban ke
koi dil mein samaa na jaaye pyaar ban ke
koi dil mein samaa na jaaye pyaar ban ke

laagi apni najariya kataar ban ke
raama ho o oo
raama ho
raama ho
raama ho

bachpan ka jaana jawaani ka aana
ghazab ho gaya
haaye ghazab ho gaya
bachpan ka jaana jawaani ka aana
ghazab ho gaya
haaye ghazab ho gaya
samajh mein na aaye
kya pa liya
aur kya kho gaya
aur kya kho gaya
koi khatke khayaalon mein haar ban ke
koi khatke khayaalon mein haar ban ke
koi dil mein samaa na jaaye pyaar banke
koi dil mein samaa na jaaye pyaar banke

laagi apni najariya kataar ban ke
raama ho ooo
raama ho
raama ho
raama ho

khwaabon mein koi aane lagaa
dil churaane lagaa
dil churaane lagaa
khwaabon mein koi aane lagaa
dil churaane lagaa
dil churaane lagaa
kya keejiye
haaye dil haath se jaane lagaa
hoye jaane lagaa
koi reh jaaye na gale ka haar ban ke
koi reh jaaye na gale ka haar ban ke
koi dil mein samaa na jaaye pyaar banke
koi dil mein samaa na jaaye pyaar banke

laagi apni najariya kataar ban ke
raama ho ooo
raama ho
raama ho
raama ho


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

Blog Day :

4288 Post No. : 15537

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2010-2020) – Song No. 20
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One of the movies eligible for ‘Blog ten-year challenge’ today on 14.04.2020 is ‘Zindagi-1964’. The other movie is ‘Sardaar-1955’.

As many as five songs were posted on this dayn ten years ago (14.04.2010) on the blog as per details given below;

Song Movie title-Year Remarks
Muskuraa laadle muskuraa Zindagi-1964 08 of 12 songs posted
Muqaddar aajmaanaa chaahtaa hoon Door Ki Aawaaz-1964 All songs covered
Barkha ki raat mein he ho haa Sardaar-1955 06 of 09 songs posted
Dil e naadaan tujhe huaa kya hai Mirza Ghalib-1954 All songs covered
Hain sabse madhur wo geet Patita-1953 All songs covered

I am presenting a song from the movie ‘Zindagi-1964’. I had watched this movie during my stay at Parli-Vaijnath from 1985 to 1988.

So far, the following songs from “Zindagi-1964” have been posted on the blog;

Song Posted On
Ham pyaar ka saudaa karte hai ik baar 29.05.2009
Muskuraa laadle muskuraa 14.04.2010
Pehle miley thhey sapnon mein 31.07.2011
Hamne Jafaa na seekhi 06.02.2012
Ghungharwaa moraa chham chham baaje 24.02.2012
Ham dil ka kanwal denge jisko 28.09.2015
Ek naye mehmaan ke aane ki khabar hai 30.08.2019

I always associate this movie name with the song ‘Hamne jafaa na seekhi’. Other songs which are familiar to me are ‘ghunghrwaa moraa chham chham baaje’ (because of Mehmood) and ‘pehle miley thhey sapnon mein’. I had forgotten the other songs of this movie.

So, when I saw this movie still pending for ‘Yippeeee’ and due for ‘Blog ten-year challenge’ I checked its pending songs in HFGK and come across the today’s song which appeared to me as ‘new’ since it is not heard frequently. It is not a full song but can be called as a ‘longer snippet’ ( 🙂 ).

This is duet song sung by Mohd Rafi and Asha Bhonsle and written by Hasrat Jaipuri.

HFGK mentioned a ‘special note’ that Hasrat Jaipuri himself had confirmed about his penning this song.

This movie had total twelve songs (including one two-part song, which is already covered on the blog).

Music is composed by Shankar-Jaikishan.

Today’s song is picturized on Rajendra Kumar and Vaijayantimala.

Let us now enjoy today’s song ….

Audio

Video

Song-Aaj Bhagwaan ke charnon mein (Zindagi)(1964) Singers-Rafi, Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Hasrat Jaipuri, MD-Shankar Jaikishan
Both

Lyrics

aaj bhagwan ke charnon mein
jhukaa kar sar ko
Umr bhar saath nibhaane ki qasam khaate hain
raah jeewan ki ho ya maut ki manzil saathi
har jagah saath hi jaane ki qasam khaate hain

aasmaan toote ya
phat jaaye zameen ka seenaa aa
pyaar ka mahal banaane ki qasam khaate hain …

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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आज भगवान् के चरणों में
झुका कर सर को
उम्र भर साथ निभाने की
क़सम खाते हैं
राह जीवन की हो या
मौत की मंज़िल साथी
हर जगह साथ निभाने की
क़सम खाते हैं

आसमान टूटे या
फट जाए ज़मीन का सीना आ
प्यार का महल बनाने की
क़सम खाते हैं …


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 :

4111 Post No. : 15262 Movie Count :

4193

Hindi Songs in Bangla Films – 2
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The troika of Satyajit Ray, Ritwik Ghatak and Mrinal Sen had taken Indian cinema to a great height from the 1950s onward. They were regarded as the harbinger of the new wave cinema, also called the parallel cinema. They were all from Bengal and made the films mostly in Bengali. But they had not only had the pan India reach but also, they were globally famous through their films. They won many awards – both National and International.

Tapan Sinha was one more film-maker from Bengal who was a contemporary of Satyajit-Ghatak-Mrinal. He also made mostly Bengali films and had won National and International awards. But the general impression carried in the film circle was that he was not in league with the the troika. The reason was that he was regarded as ‘the middle of the road’ film maker whose films would have some mild doses of commercial ingredients. It is only after Tapan Sinha’s death in January 2009 that some film writers feel that he should have been a part of quartet, Satyajit-Ghatak-Mrinal-Tapan for the realism depicted in his films.

Tapan Sinha made his first film ‘Ankush’ (1954) in Bengali. Since then until 2000, he made 37 films which included some films in Hindi like ‘Zindagi Zindagi (1972), ‘Sagina’ (1974), ‘Ek Doctor Ki Maut’ (1991) etc. He also made some children’s films like ‘Safed Haathi’(1978), ‘Aaj Ka Robinhood’ (1987). Most of his films were based on the stories written by well-known Bengali writers like Gurudev Rabiindranath Tagore, Tarashankar Bandopadhyay, Ramapada Chowdhury, Samresh Basu etc.

Some of Tapan Sinha’s successful Bengali films were remade in Hindi. These include ‘Mere Apne’ (1971) by Gulzar adapted from ‘Apanjan’ (1968), ‘Baawarchi’ (1972) by Hrishikesh Mukherjee from ‘Gulpo Holeo Satti’ (1966), ’Zindagi Zindagi’ (1972) from ‘Khoniker Atithi’ (1959), ‘Sagina’ (1974) from ‘Sagina Mahato’ (1970) and ‘Ijaazat’ (1987) from ‘Jatugriha’ (1964).

‘Haate Baazare’ (Market Place, 1967) was one of the successful films in Bengali directed by Tapan Sinha. Ashok Kumar and Vyjayantimala were in the lead roles with Rudraprasad Sengupta, Ajitesh Bandopadhyay, Bhanu Bandopadhyay, Chinmoy Roy, Chhaya Devi, Samit Bhanja, Partho Mukherjee etc in the supporting roles. It was the first Bengali film for Vyjayantimala. Probably, it was also for the first time, Vyjayantimala sang for herself a Bengali song, cheye thaki cheye thaki along with Mrinal Chakraborty in this film. Vyjayantimala did not know Bengali. But Tapan Sinha did not dub her dialogues in the film with borrowed voice, Instead he made her to rehearse her dialogues after listening to the pre-recorded dialogues on the cassette.

The film was based on a novel of the same name by Banaphul (real name: Balai Chand Mukhopadhyay). The film is available for watching on video sharing platform but there are no English subtitles for those who do not understand Bengali. Still, one can get a feel of the story of the film.

Dr. Mukherjee (Ashok Kumar) is a doctor in a tribal town in Birbhum. He is well respected by the tribal folks as well as others which include Chhipli (Vyjayantimala), a young widow. In his jest to serve the people, Dr Mukherjee has no much time to attend to his wife’s illness of a chronic heart ailment. After the death of his wife, Dr Mukherjee leaves his job and starts a mobile clinic for the poor. Lachhman Lal (Ajitesh Bandopadhyay), the spoilt son of a local landlord is at a loggerhead with him as he protects Chhipli from his lustful eyes. This is resented by Lachhman Lal and as a vengeance, he spreads the rumour about Dr Mukherjee’s relationship with Chhipli who has been working with him as his assistant.

In a night of a tribal get-together where Chhipli also participates in songs and dances, Lachhman Lal hoodwinks Chhipli by sending a message through Nani (Chhaya Devi) that she has been called by Dr Mukherjee. On her way back, he tries to molest Chhipli. In the nick of time, Dr Mukherjee saves her but, in the fight, Dr Mukherjee strangulates Lachhman to death and in the process, he is also seriously injured. Dr Mukherjee dies the next day. But Chhipli continues to carry forward the work of the mobile clinic in the village with the help of a young doctor.

The film was not only a commercial success, it also won the National Film Award for the Best Feature Film.

By the way, there is a train named as ‘Haate Bazare Express’ which runs from Sealdah (Kolkatta) to Saharsa Junction/Purnia.

‘Haate Baazare’ (1967) had 3 songs, one of which I am presenting here because it is in Hindi. The song is ‘aage aage nanadi chale peechhe nanadaya’ sung by Chinmoy Roy, Mrinal Chakraborty and Aarati Mukherjee. The song is set to music by Tapan Sinha. The name of the lyricist for Hindi song is not mentioned. But the wordings of the song seem to indicate that it is a traditional song. Incidentally, Majrooh Sultanpuri also used some lines from this song in pyaare nanadaya sarota kahaan bhool aaye for Hindi film, ‘Zamaana’ (1985), strengthening my guess that it is based on a traditional folk song. Most importantly, this song has the quality of captivating the listeners and the folk song has that quality even with the meaningless lyrics.

In the song, while Chinmoy Roy sings for himself, Mrinal Chakraborty sings for an actor whom I guess to be Partho Mukherjee. He sings in a mix of Bengali and Hindi words, probably that is the dialect spoken in Birbhum, a border district with Bihar. Aarati Mukherjee sings for Vyjayantimala.

Enjoy this fun filled teasing song.

Video


Audio

Song-Aage aage nanadi chale peechhe nanadaiyya (Haatey Baazaarey)(Bangla)(1967) Singers-Chinmoy Roy, Mrinal Chakraborty, Aarti Mukherjee, MD-Tapan Sinha
Chorus

Lyrics(Based on Audio Clip)

aage aage nanadi chale peechhe nanadaiyya
aage aage nanadi chale peechhe nanadaiyya
aur uske peechhe main bechaari
mere peechhe sainyyaa
sarota kahaan bhool gaye
pyaare nanadaiyya
sarota kahaan bhool gaye
pyaare nanadaiyya
sarota kahaan bhool gaye
pyaare nanadaiyya
sarota kahaan bhool gaye

aage aage nanodi chole peechhe nanodini
aage aage nanodi chole peechhe nanodini
aur taar peechhone aami choli
aamaar peechhe shojni
sarota kahaan bhool gaye
pyaare nanadaiyya
sarota kahaan bhool gaye

pyaare nanadaiyya
sarota kahaan bhool gaye
pyaare nanadaiyya
sarota kahaan bhool gaye

nat mori nanadi khaayi peda nanadaiyya
nat mori nanadi khaayi peda nanadaiyya
main bechaari rabdi khaaye
main bechaari rabdi khaaye
joothha chaate sainyyaa
sarota kahaan bhool gaye
pyaare nanadaya
sarota kahaan bhool gaye

pyaare nanadaiyya
sarota kahaan bhool gaye
pyaare nanadaiyya
sarota kahaan bhool gaye

nanadi mori thhaali dikhaaye chaate nanadaiyya
nanadi mori thhaali dikhaaye chaate nanadaiyya
main bechaari paan khaaun
main bechaari paan khaaun
choona chaate sainyyan
sarota kahaan bhool gaye
pyaare nanadaiyya
sarota kahaan bhool gaye

pyaare nanadaiyya
sarota kahaan bhool gaye
pyaare nanadaiyya
sarota kahaan bhool gaye

aage aage nanodi chole peechhe nanodini
aar taar peechhone aami chaale
aamaar peechhe sojni
sarota kahaan bhool gaye
pyaare nanadaiyya
sarota kahaan bhool gaye

pyaare nanadaiyya
sarota kahaan bhool gaye
pyaare nanadaiyya
sarota kahaan bhool gaye

aage aage nanadi chale peechhe nanadaiyya
aur uske peechhe main bechaari
mere peechhe sainyyaa
sarota kahaan bhool gaye
pyaare nanadaiyya
sarota kahaan bhool gaye
pyaare nanadaiyya
sarota kahaan bhool gaye
pyaare nanadaiyya
sarota kahaan bhool gaye
aage aage nanadi chale peechhe nanadaiyya
aage aage nanadi chale peechhe nanadaiyya
aur uske peechhe main bechaari
mere peechhe sainyyaa
sarota kahaan bhool gaye
pyaare nanadaiyya
sarota kahaan bhool gaye
pyaare nanadaiyya
sarota kahaan bhool gaye


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Blog Day : 4060 Post No. : 15193

“Zindagi”(1964) was written produced and directed by Ramanand Sagar for Gemini Productions, Madras. This movie had Raj Kumar, Rajendra Kumar, Vyjayanthimala, Helen, Mehmood, Prithviraj Chauhan, Jeevan, Dhumal, Jayant, Kanhaiyalal, Hiralal, Master Shahid, Leela Chitnis, Pushpavalli(Actress Rekha`s mother), Baby Farida & “Honey”, Mumtaz Begum, Moolchand, Nirupa Roy, Satyajeet etc in it.

The movie had 13 songs in it. Seven songs from the movie have been covered in the past.

Today (30 august 2019) is the 96th birth anniversary of Shailendra (30 august 1923 -14 december 1966). Shailendra would have been 96 today. I know of at least one person senior to Shailendra in age who is still around. Sadly Shailendra left us at a tender age of 43.

In such a brief duration of 43 years, he had a 17 years long career as a lyricist in HFGK. His literary output during this period was enough to establish himself as an all time great lyricist in the annals of HFM.

Shailendra penned around 760 songs in HFM. This blog has as many as 676 of his songs. So only around 80 odd Shalendra songs are left to be covered in the blog.

On the occasion of the birth anniversary of Shailendra, here is a song from “Zindagi”(1964). This song is sung by Lata and chorus. Shailendra is the lyricist. Music is composed by Shankar Jaikishan.

The song is picturised as a “god bharaai rasm” song. Picturisation shows a would be mother played by Vyjyanti Mala, surrounded by ladies viz. Leela Chitnis, Mumtaz Begum and others while Helen (who rather unusually for her is seen clad in a saari)lip syncs this song.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Prakashchandra

Video

Audio (Longer)

Song-Ek naye mehmaan ke aane ki khabar hai (Zindagi)(1964) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Shailendra, MD-Shankar Jaikishan
Chorus

Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra)

ik naye mehmaan ke aane ki khabar hai ae
dil mein leher hai
ek naye mehmaan ke aane ki khabar hai ae
dil mein lehar hai

chaand ko palne mein bulaane ki khabar hai ae
dil mein leher hai
chaand ko palne mein bulaane ki khabar hai ae
dil mein leher hai

nainon waali
kaahey ko tu nain chhuraaye ae
nain chhuraaye
baithhi hai kyun chor si
tu sar ko jhukaaye ae
sar ko jhukaaye
mukh na chhupaa
kya ye chhupaane ki khabar hai ae
dil mein lehar hai
ek naye mehmaan ke aane ki khabar hai ae
dil mein lehar hai

rotaa koyee aayegaa iss ghar ko hansaane ae
ghar ko hansaane
aas ke deepak se kayee deep jalaaney ae
deep jalaaney
naach rey mann
naachne gaane ki khabar hai ae
dil mein lehar hai
ek naye mehmaan ke aane ki khabar hai ae
dil mein lehar hai
chaand ko palne mein bulaane ki khabar hai ae
dil mein leher hai


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 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 : 4043 Post No. : 15169

hullo to all in Atuldom

We have all heard “Gore gore, o baanke chhore, kabhi meri gali aaya karo, gori gori, o banke chhori, chaahe roz bulaaya karo”. Now that song from “Samadhi” was filmed on two actresses one of whom –Kuldeep Kaur- was dressed in male attire. That was in 1950. There have been numerous occasions where a lady does a stage song dressed as a man or vice versa. In such cases the man dressed as a lady sings in a female voice –as Amir Khan had done in a song in the 90s. And Kishore Kumar before him in “Dilli Ka Thug” (but that was a genre in itself) But always as a rule we seem to have females who are dressed as males sing in female voice as was the case in the song from “Naya Daur” “Reshmi salwar kurta jaali ka roop saha nahin jaaye nakhrewaali ka”; or the one from “Kismet” “Kajra Mohabbatwala akhiyon mein aisa dala”. We have had one instance (if my knowledge is right) where the male is dressed in both genders and sings in the voice of Asha Bhonsle and Rafi. I am talking of a Mehmood song (in league with the Kishore Kumar song in terms of artist’s caliber. ??). But today I discovered a song which has the actress dressed as both male and female singing in Lata Mangeshkar’s voice. Now this is a first encounter for me. I had seen this song ages ago, that is before my association with ASAD; which means that those days I used to listen and enjoy the songs without bothering about who sang who wrote or whose music! Etc. So, here is my heartfelt thank you to ASAD for making me aware of the songs I listen to ??

The song which I am talking of is from the 1953 romantic comedy “Ladki”. It had Vyjayantimala playing a tomboy, dancer (what else to expect from a movie with her in the cast), a sportswoman etc. She has Anjali Devi for a friend and Kishore Kumar as her male lead. There is Bharat Bhushan for Anjali Devi. This movie was made in Tamil as “Penn” and Telugu as “Sangam”. All three movies had Anjali Devi and Vyjayantimala as the constant factors with Gemini Ganeshan and N.T.Rama Rao (respectively) essaying the role played by Bharat Bhushan in Hindi. Similarly, in the south Indian versions, S. Balachander played the character that Kishore Kumar played in Hindi. The movie was directed by M.V.Raman and produced by AVM. Rajinder Kishan was the lyricist. The music director for this song was C Ramachandra.

We are having this song picturised on a seventeen year old Vyjayantimala on the occasion of her 79th birthday. Happy birthday to Vyjayantimala.

13-8-2019
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On August 2015, I had discovered a song “todke duniya ki deewar” which I had proposed to send to Atulji to celebrate the beautiful Vyjayanthimala’s birthday. The above post was written for that song. I don’t remember if I had sent it. And I am not going to search my outbox to see if I have sent or not. But before I sat to update the post when I checked ‘songs posted list’, I found that the song was posted in April 2018. But anyways my thoughts about that song remain unchanged.

I also saw that there are 15 songs in the movie out which 7 are posted that still means a few more possible Vyjayathimala dance songs are possible. As the saying goes- ‘a lot of water has flown down the river Ganges’ in the interim period. I missed an opportunity to see her live-performance in 2015 when my Peevesie said she could arrange passes, if I say-so, to a show in Bangalore where Vyjayanthimala was scheduled to perform. There are videos on YouTube that show her dance and grace even at 80 in some performance in Chennai. Hats off to the lady for her zeal and devotion to dance even at this age. May it continue in that manner for as long as she wishes.

Today’s song is a stage song sung by Lata Mangeshkar for a song written by Rajinder Krishan and composed by C. Ramchandra. We have our dear birthday girl occupying the stage as Kalidas, Tansen, a rishi who is writing the “vedas”, a Manipuri dancer, and the finale is Bharatnatyam (how could she miss out performing this). In fact the last three minutes of the song is devoted to her dance and it is a feast for the eyes, much like the last part of the “Jewel Thief” dance.

Happy Birthday to Vyjayanthimalaji.

Ed note-This song is followed seamlessly by a Tarana song which deserves to be treated as a separate song and it has been covered as such in the past.

Audio

Video

Song-Mere watan se achcha koi watan nahin hai(Ladki)(1953) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-C Ramchandra

Lyrics

mere watan se achcha koi watan nahin hai
mere watan se achcha koi watan nahin hai
saare jahaan mein aisa koi ratan nahin hai
saare jahaan mein aisa koi ratan nahin hai
mere watan se achcha koi watan nahin hai
mere watan se achcha koi watan nahin hai

iss desh jaisi ganga jamuna kahin na hogi
jamuna kahin na hogi
vedon se khubsoorat Rachna kahin na hogi
Rachna kahin na hogi
duniya mein aisi dharti aisa gagan nahin hai
duniya mein aisi dharti aisa gagan nahin hai
mere watan se achcha koi watan nahin hai
mere watan se achcha koi watan nahin hai

yeh raam krishna Gautam
naano guru ki basti
naano guru ki basti
paida yahaan hui thi Gandhi ki nek hasti
Gandhi ki nek hasti
kisi aur desh ki toh aisi khabar nahin hai
kisi aur desh ki toh aisi khabar nahin hai
mere watan se achcha koi watan nahin hai
mere watan se achcha koi watan nahin hai

iss sarzameen pe aaye
gunwaan kaise kaise
gunwaan kaise kaise
kabhi kalidas jaise kabhi tansen jaise
kabhi tansen jaise
mujhe naaz hai watan par
jhoothhi lagan nahin hai
mujhe naaz hai watan par
jhoothi lagan nahin hai
mere watan se achcha koi watan nahin hai
mere watan se achcha koi watan nahin hai

mere watan se achcha koi watan nahin hai
mere watan se achcha koi watan nahin hai

tarana


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Blog Day : 3855 Post No. : 14867

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Blog ten year challenge (2009-2019)- Song number 3
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When I began Blog ten year challenge (2009-2019) on 2 february 2019, the challenge ran for two days before hitting a roadblock that lasted two days. The reason was, allthe movies that were covered on 4 and 5 february 2009 were already YIPPEED so none of their songs were left to be covered on the same date ten year later. Same fate befell all movies (bar one) that were covered on 6 february 2009 as well.

The only movie whose song was covered on 6 february 2009 and which still has a few songs left to be discussed ten years later is “Sitaaron Se Aage”(1958). This movie was produced by V L Narasu and directed by Satyen Bose for Narasu Studio, Madras. This “social” movie had Ashok Kumar, Vyjyanti Mala, Johny Walker, Jagdeesh Sethi, Raja Sulochana, Shammi, Manmohan Krishna, Ifthikar, Kundan, Sampson, Krishnkant, Leela Mishra, Rama Sukul, Rajendra, Tony Walker, Sagar, Ravikant, Prem Dhawan, Moolchand Kapoor, Radheshyam, Bishan Khanna, Vasantrao Pahalwan, Sailen Bose, B M Dixit, Patanjali etc in it.

The movie had ten songs in it. Eight of these songs are covered in the blog. Here are the details of the eight songs covered in the past:-

Song Title

Post No.

Post Date

Chanda ki chaandni ka jaadoo 691 6-Feb-2009
O zaraa ruk jaa 2455 8-May-2010
Sambhal ke ye duniya hai 6764 1-Oct-2012
Dil le gaya gham de gaya 9072 29-Nov-2013
Mehfil mein aaye wo aaj dheere se 11484 19-Oct-2015
Sainyya kaise dhaaroon dheer 11493 21-Oct-2015
Aaj kal parson mein phoole jab sarson 13299 2-Jun-2017
Aa khilte hai gul o mere bulbul 14666 1-Oct-2018

When I checked the remaining songs, I discovered that they are part one and two of the same song. This multiple version song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. Majrooh Sultanpuri is the lyricist. Music is composed by S D Burman. The song is picturised on Vyjyanti Mala.

With this song, all the songs of “Sitaaron Se Aage”(1958) are now showcased in the blog and the movie joins the list of movies that have all their songs covered in the blog.

Part I

Part II

Song-Roye jiya aan milo more piya (Sitaaron Se Aage)(1958) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD-S D Burman

Lyrics

roye jiya aa aa aa
aan milo more piya
aa aa
roye jiya aa aa
aan milo more piya
aa aa

o o
panchhi gaaye kahin pyaar se
pi kahaan pi kahaan
dekh liye dil tham ke reh gayi mai yahaan
panchhi gaye kahi pyar se
pi kaha pi kahaan
dekh liye dil thaam ke reh gayi mai yahaan
o sathiya
aan milo more piya
aa aa
roye jiya
aan milo more piya
aa aa

thhandi hawa chalne lagi
kya karoon kya karoon
mai akeli jalne lagi
kya karoon kya karoon
thandi hawa chalne lagi
kya karoon kya karoon
mai akeli jalne lagi
kya karoon kya karoon
o beliya aa aa
aan milo more piya
aa aa
roye jiya aa aa
aan milo more piya
aa aa

o o
ye sandesha mera ja kaho
baadlon baadlon
raah takoon piya aa milo aa milo
ye sandesha mera ja kaho
baadlon baadlon
raah takoon piya aa milo aa milo aa milo
more piya aa aa
aan milo more piya
aa aa
roye jiya aa aa
aan milo more piya
aa aa aa aa

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Part II
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roye jiya aa aa
aan milo more piya
aa aa
roye jiya aa aa
aan milo more piya
aa aa

o o
unse kehna yehi dastaan aasmaan
aasmaan
aa nahin to phir saajna
main kahaan tu kahaan
unse kehna yehi dastaan aasmaan
aasmaan
aa nahin to phir saajna
main kahaan tu kahaan
o beliyaa aa aa
aan milo more piya
aa aa
roye jiya aa aa
aan milo more piya
aa aa

din bhi chale hain bahaar ke
aa bhi ja
aa bhi jaa
reh na jaaye koi haar ke
aa bhi ja
aa bhi ja
din bhi chale hain bahaar ke
aa bhi ja
aa bhi jaa
reh na jaaye koi haar ke
aa bhi ja
aa bhi ja
o sathiyaa aa aa
aan milo more piya
aa aa
roye jiya aa aa
aan milo more piya
aa aa aa aa


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