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

Hullo to all Atulwaasis

Yesterday, 16thJune 2017, was the 97th birth anniversary of singer- music director-producer-director Hemant Mukherjee alias Hemant Kumar. He started out his music journey in 1935 on All India Radio with “Amar Ganete Ele Nabarupi Chirantanii” under the influence of his friend Subhas Mukhopadhayay. Hemant Da’s music career was primarily mentored by the Bengali musician, Sailesh Duttagupta. In his early life Hemant Da used to follow the famous Bengali singer Pankaj Mullick. For this he was nicknamed as “Chhoto Pankaj”. In an interview on television in the early 1980s, Hemanta had mentioned that he had also received classical music training from Ustad Faiyaz Khan’s student Phanibhusan Banerjee.

Hemant Da’s first film song, as singer, was in the Bengali film ‘Nimai Sanyas’ released in 1941. Music was scored by Hariprasanna Das. Hemant Da’s first compositions for himself were the Bengali non-film songs “Katha Kayonako Shudhu Shono” and “Amar Biraha Akashe Priya” in 1944. Lyrics were by Amiya Bagchi. His first Hindi film songs were in ‘Irada’ (1944) under Pt. Amarnath’s music direction. Hemant Da is considered a foremost exponent of Rabindra Sangeet. His first recorded Rabindra Sangeet was in the Bengali film ‘Priya Bandhabi’ (1944). The song was “Pather Sesh Kothaye”.

His first movie as a music director was the Bengali film ‘Abhiyatri’ in 1947. Although many of the songs Hemant Da recorded during this time received critical acclaim, major commercial success eluded him until 1947. In the mid-1940s, Hemant became an active member of the Indian People’s Theatre Association (IPTA) and started an association with another active IPTA member — songwriter and composer Salil Chowdhury.

Hemant Da started receiving more assignments for music composition for Bengali films. Some were for director Hemen Gupta. When Hemen moved to Mumbai, he called upon Hemant Da to compose music for his first directorial venture in Hindi titled ‘Anand Math under the Filmistan banner. Responding to this call, Hemant Da migrated to Mumbai in 1951 and joined Filmistan Studios. The music of ‘Anand Math (1952) was a moderate success. The most notable songs from this movie is “Vande Mataram” sung by Lata Mangeshkar, which Hemant Da set to a marching tune. Following ‘Ananda Math’, Hemant Da scored music for a few Filmistan movies like ‘Shart ‘in subsequent years, the songs of which received moderate popularity. Simultaneously, Hemant Da gained popularity in Mumbai as a playback singer.His songs playbacked for actor Dev Anand under music director Sachin Dev Burman in movies like ‘Jaal (“Ye Raat, Ye Chandni Phir Kahaan“), ‘House No. 44’ (“Chup Hai Dharti, Chup Hain Chand Sitare” and “Teri Duniya Mein Jeene Se“), ‘Solva Saal’ (“Hai Apna Dil To Awara“), and ‘Baat Ek Raat Ki’ (“Na Tum Hamen Jaano“), became very popular and continue to be so. In the 1950s, he also play-backed for other heroes of Hindi films like Pradip Kumar (‘Nagin, ‘Detective) and Sunil Dutt (‘Duniya Jhukti Hai) and later in the 1960s for Biswajeet (‘Bees Saal Baad’, ‘Bin Badal Barsaat’, ‘Kohra’) and Dharmandra (‘Anupama’); he was the music composer for all these films.

In the latter part of the 1950s, Hemant Da composed music and sang for several Bengali and Hindi films, recorded several Rabindra Sangeet and Bengali non-film songs. Almost all of these, especially his Bengali songs, became very popular. This period can be seen as the zenith of his career and lasted for almost a decade. Some of the notable films Hemant Da himself composed music for during this period include ‘Harano Sur, ‘Marutirtha Hinglaj’, ‘Neel Akasher Neechey’, ‘Lukochuri’, ‘Swaralipi’, ‘Deep Jwele Jaai’, ‘Shesh Parjanta’, ‘Kuhak’, ‘Dui Bhai’, and ‘Saptapadi’ in Bengali, and, ‘Jagriti’ and ‘Ek Hi Raasta’ in Hindi.

The late 1950s, saw Hemant Da venture into movie production under his own banner: Hemanta-Bela productions. The first movie under this banner was a Bengali film directed by Mrinal Sen, titled ‘Neel Akasher Neechey (1959). The story was based on the travails of a Chinese street hawker in Calcutta in the backdrop of India’s freedom struggle. The movie went on to win the President’s Gold Medal — the highest honour for a movie from Government of India. In the next decade, Hemant Da’s production company was renamed Geetanjali productions and it produced several Hindi movies such as ‘Bees Saal Baad’, ‘Kohraa’, ‘Biwi Aur Makaan’, ‘Faraar’, ‘Raahgir’ and ‘Khamoshi’ — all of which had music by Hemant Da. Only ‘Bees Saal Baad’ and ‘Khamoshi’ were major commercial successes.

1977 saw him give music to ‘Do Ladke Dono Kadke’ which was produced by his son Ritesh and had screenplay- dialogue-direction by Basu Chatterjee. It was certified on 19-10-1978 and released in 1979. The movie had a cast of Moushumi Chatterjee, Amol Palekar, Asrani, Navin Nischol and Ranjeet, Iftekar,Keshto Mukherjee, Ritu Kamal etc. Mithu Mukherjee (in a guest appearance) played Navin Nischol’s wife and Master Ravi’s mother. The songs were written by Yogesh. It had two playback singers- Yesudas and Asha Bhonsle.

Amol Palekar and Asrani are petty thieves. They enter a house to burgle at the same time as another gang that has earmarked for kidnapping the kid of the house. Both parties end up drinking all the liquor in the house just as the servants of the house return. But Amol and Asrani also happen to overhear Ranjeet (leader of the other gang) talk of his kidnap plans, so the two leave all the stolen stuff and take the kid away. What follows is chaos.  But why am I giving the screenplay of the movie here. Let us move on to the second and final song from “Do Ladke Dono Kadke”.

Remembering Hemant Kumar.

[Ed Note: With this song, we have yet one more Yippeee event. The film ‘Do Ladke Dono Kadke’ (1978) now has all its songs covered on our blog.]

Song – Chanda Ki Doli Mein Thi Ek Pariyon Ki Raani (Do Ladke Dono Kadke) (1978) Singers – Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Yogesh, MD – Hemant Kumar
Asha Bhosle + Yesudas

Lyrics

chanda ki doli mein thi ek pariyo ki rani
heere ke the pankh jis ke hai usi ki ye kahani
chanda ki doli mein thi ek pariyo ki rani
heere ke the pankh jis ke hai usi ki ye kahani
chanda ki doli mein thi ek pariyo ki rani

ek din wo pari baawari si ho gayi
uske hothon ki hansi jaane kahaan thi kho gayi
ek din woh pari baawari si ho gayi
uske hothon ki hansi jaane kahaan thi kho gayi
uske mukh par thi udaasi aankhon mein tha paani
chanda ki doli mein thi ek pariyo ki rani

[yahaan tak toh thi pari ki hamaari
ek si kahani
lekin is ke baad
hum hum hain
aur pari . . .]

pairon me ghunguru tabhi baandh kar
kuchh mor nache jo us ke liye
pairon me ghunguru tabhi baandh kar
kuchh mor nache jo us ke liye
wo hans padi
usne heere sabhi
moron ke pankho pe jadva diye
wo hans padi
usne heere sabhi
moron ke pankho pe jadva diye
tab se yahaan
har mor ke pankho pe 
uski hai nishaani

chanda ki doli mein thi ek pariyo ki rani
heere ke the pankh jis ke
hai usiki ye kahani
chanda ki doli me thi ek pariyo ki rani
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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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चंदा की डोली में थी एक पारियों की रानी
हीरे के थे पंख जिसके
है उसी की ये कहानी
चंदा की डोली में थी एक पारियों की रानी
हीरे के थे पंख जिसके
है उसी की ये कहानी
चंदा की डोली में थी एक पारियों की रानी

एक दिन वो परी बावरी सी हो गई
उसके होठों की हंसी जाने कहाँ थी खो गई
एक दिन वो परी बावरी सी हो गई
उसके होठों की हंसी जाने कहाँ थी खो गई
उसके मुख पर थी उदासी आँखों में था पानी
चंदा की डोली में थी एक पारियों की रानी

[यहाँ तक तो थी
परी की हमारी एक सी कहानी
लेकिन इसके बाद
हम हम हैं
और परी॰ ॰ ॰]

पैरों में घुंघरू तभी बांध कर
कुछ मोर नाचे जो उस के लिए
पैरों में घुंघरू तभी बांध कर
कुछ मोर नाचे जो उस के लिए
वो हंस पड़ी
उसने हीरे सभी
मोरों के पंखों ओए जड़वा दिये
वो हंस पड़ी
उसने हीरे सभी
मोरों के पंखों ओए जड़वा दिये
तब से यहाँ
हर मोर के पंखों पर
है उसी की कहानी

चंदा की डोली में थी एक पारियों की रानी
हीरे के थे पंख जिसके
है उसी की ये कहानी
चंदा की डोली में थी एक पारियों की रानी

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This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

This article marks the 1000th song contribution by Prakashchandra in the blog.

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

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

Blog regulars report that when they finally meet another blog regular in person for the first time, it never appears to them that they are meeting for the first time. It appears that they have known each other for years.

Secondly, it is reported that the persons they meet look extremely humble and self effacing, despite possessing extraordinary abilities that we in the blog are privy to for years.

I have never met Prakashchandra. Others too have not met him. That way he is as elusive a regular as our Avinash Scrapwala used to be once upon a time till he broke his hoodoo and became quite a regular gangouter as he suddenly went on a gangout attending spree, meeting other regulars at Chennai, Bangalore and Mumbai.

Prakashchandra may not have met others face to face, but it appears to me (and to others as well) that we know him for years.

Prakashchandra started his association with the blog as a farmaish sender and he was soon hailed as a farmaish king by Peevesie’s mom. A sensitive person that he is, he once felt that his long list of farmaishes were being resented by some regulars. I had to assure him that it was not the case.

Prakashchandra reminded me so much of the Jhumri Tilaiyya farmaish senders of yore. 🙂

His farmaishes sometimes caused me to post songs that I was not aware of and which were rare songs.

Prakash Chandra once (in late 2010) mentioned about a song, which was an ideal song to listen to late at night, but he had not been able to locate the song. So he was only able to listen to this song on radio, once in six months or so. He hoped that I would be able to locate this song and discuss it in the blog.

His description made me very curious about this song, and I spent one whole day to search for this elusive song. Finally I managed to find this rare song.

Prakash Chandra was right. This song was indeed an ultimate Chhaayaageet song. Very few people may have heard this song till then. If one listens to this song twice, then from the second time onward, this song grows up on you.

And that is how I posted this song from “Girls’ Hostel” (1962) in the blog.

And pat came the effusive thanks from Prakashchandra

“Aapne woh kaam kar diya, ke main bayaan nahin kar sakta, ke main aapse kis kadar khush hoon”
thanks thanks thanks, tahank a zillion times
love you love you love you
prakash

Not just him, quite a few other music lovers exclaimed that they re discovered this forgotten gem after decades, thanks to this post. Of course, the thanks were due to Prakashchandra.

Reading prakashchandra’s comments in the blog, where he bares his heart about his feelings on the blog and his association with the blog never fails to warm the hearts of the readers.

From night 11`o clock and to 12`o clock,Now It is a compulsive habit to sit and writing the lyrics .

School ki homework bhi main itni maze lekar aur itne devotion ke saath nahin kartaa thaa 🙂

1 month ago, when I lost Internet connectivity to the blog for 5 days, I felt ,How much I am attached to you guys. I missed you guys and the blog terribly. I love you all guys.

I have silently,learnt many things from all of you guys through your writings, thoughts.I owe many a things to this blog and you people.Really I mean it.

Meri likhaawat yaa kissee aur cheez se unconsciously, koyee bhool, chhook ho toh mujhe sabhi maaf kar do, Please..

Par itnaa pyaar hameshaa aap sab logon se miltaa rahe, yehi bhagwaan se main maangtaa hoon.

Prakashchandra has indepth knowledge of songs. He knows the differences in the lengths of the audio version and movie version of a particular song. Every single second of the song matters to him. His day is made if one could provide a song link that is a few seconds longer than those available online. Just a few days back, he commented that his sunday was made when I posted a longer audio of a song of “Geet” (1970).

Prakashchandra is not just a lyrics sender. His contributions contain lots and lots of additional information about the movie, songs and artists as well. He is also an expert in identifying old forgotten actors that few people have even heard of. We have seen “CID” TV serial, where every eye witness is able to give a very accurate description of suspects, even though they may have seen them only once and that too for just a few seconds. Prakashchandra is like those “CID” TV serial witnesses with photographic memories. 🙂

Prakashchandra is also aware about Hindi movies that are remakes of South Indian movies and vice versa. His contributions contain lots of such difficult to find nuggets of information.

Prakashchandra tends to be a little unsure of himself and is always very particular to make sure that he does not hurt the feelings of others. He feels that refuting the views of others, providing incorrect information, seeking information, or making suggestions to others would somehow hurt the feelings of others, and so he is a bit apologetic while posting his comments. 🙂

He seeks pardon when he corrects others, and also when he asks for information. While giving information, he mentions that he is “only” 99.9 % sure of his identifications. 🙂 Some regulars would exhort him to be more assertive in such matters. 🙂 He is afraid of hurting the feelings of others even when he is giving a suggestion to them/ complimenting them. 🙂

Prakashchandra also regularly goes through old posts. when he finds something amiss (like say dead links, or incorrect information), he points them out in his comments.

Despite enormous knowledge of HFM and despite his considerable contributions in the blog, Prakashchandra remains humble and self effacing.

Prakashchandra has so far not met any regulars. He may be feeling that other regulars are overachievers and he himself is not. He has been very accurately described as akin to a “Kasturi Mrig” by Mr Arunkumar Deshmukh, our beloved inhouse encyclopaedia. Just as a Kasturi Mrig is not aware of his own fragrance, Prakashchandra is not aware of his own over achievements in the field of HFM research. I am sure that other regulars, including myself, would count ourselves as lucky when we get to meet the person behind such enormous achievements and abilities.

We in this blog have regulars who are valuable “Ratna” (gems) in the field of HFM appreciation. Each of these individuals brings his/ her own special qualities to the blog and enriches it immensely. Prakashchandra is one of the priceless gems that we in this blog have. His immense knowledge, yet his humility is so heart warming to see. He has sent me lots and lots of contributions and many of them have not yet been covered. Some of his contributions have been covered several years after they were first sent. In addition, some of his contributions were credited to others because others had also sent lyrics of the same songs. Even when Prakashchandra feels hurt on not getting credits for some of the songs that he may have sent, he always remains magnanimous and continues to contribute to the blog with a Yogi like stoicism. These are qualities that are worth emulating, and I must say that I find these qualities highly admirable and I too try to adopt such qualities in my life.

It is a matter of privilege for this blog that Prakashchandra completes 1000 song contributions in the blog with this song. It is a tremendous achievement. He becomes the first among our song contributors to breach the four figure mark.

The 1000th song of Prakashchandra in the blog is from “Kaaran”(1981). This song is sung by Yesudas. Indeewar is the lyricist. Music is composed by Usha Khanna. The song is picturised as a romantic background song on Shoma Anand and Raj Kiran.

I, on behalf of the blog take this opportunity to congratulate him and thank him for being with us in this musical journey. I am sure that we will see lots and lots of contributions from him in the future as well. It is a great feather in the cap of Prakashchandra as well as the blog. I am sure that we will continue to have many more such landmarks from our contributors in future as well.


Song-Saawan aag lagaaye re (Kaaran)(1981) Singer-Yesudas, Lyrics-Indeewar, Md-Usha Khanna

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

saawan aag lagaaye rey
saawan aag lagaaye rey
tann mann dekho jalaa jaaye rey ae ae
tann mann dekho jalaa jaaye rey ae
sang yaar kaa
rang pyaar kaa
daag kahin naa lag jaaye rey ae ae
saawan aag lagaaye rey
tann mann dekho jalaa jaaye rey

dekh ke aanchal
mann huaa chanchal
mann ko kaise manaayenge ae
dekh ke aanchal
dekh ke aanchal
mann huaa chanchal
mann ko kaise manaayenge ae
tujhko agar naa paayenge
deewaane hum ho jaayenge
deewaane hum ho jaayenge ae a ae
saawan aag lagaaye rey
tann mann dekho jalaa jaaye rey
sang yaar kaa
rang pyaar kaa
daag kahin naa lag jaaye rey ae
saawan aag lagaaye rey
tann mann dekho jalaa jaaye rey

cheer ke daaman
jhaanke yauwan
bas mein nahin dil haaye rey ae
cheer ke daaman
cheerke daaman jhaanke yauwan
bas mein nahin dil haaye rey ae ae
aaj deewaanee hoke jawaani
hadd se guzar naa jaaye rey ae
hadd se guzar naa jaaye rey ae
saawan aag lagaaye rey
tann mann dekho jalaa jaaye re ae
sang yaar kaa
rang pyaar kaa
daag kahin naa lag jaaye rey ae
saawan aag lagaaye rey
tann mann dekho jalaa jaaye rey

kaisee rasmein
kaisee kasmein
seemaa tootee jaaye rey ae
kaisee rasmein aen
kaisee rasmein kaisee kasmein
seemaa tootee jaaye rey ae
daudke aaye koyee aakar
hamko hamse bachaaye rey
hamko hamse bachaaye rey ae
saawan aag lagaaye rey
tann mann dekho jalaa jaaye rey
sang yaar kaa
rang pyaar kaa
daag kahin naa lag jaaye rey ae
saawan aag lagaaye rey
tann mann dekho jalaa jaaye rey


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“Jeena Yahaan”(1979) was produced by N P Ali and directed by Basu Chatterji for Jaamu Pictures, Bombay. This movie had Amol Palekar,Zarina Wahaab,Sunder, Purohit,Devendra Khandelwala,V.K.Pathak, Arvind Deshpande, Dina Pathak, Shekhar Kapoor, Shabana Azmi, Kiran Vairale etc in it.
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“Naiyya”(1979) was directed by Prashant Nanda for Chanda Pictures, Bombay. And all these days I was under the impression that this movie was a Rajshree Productions movie. 🙂
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“Maan Abhimaan”(1980) was Produced by Tarachand Barjatya and directed by Hiren Nag for Rajshree Productions private Limited, Bombay. The movie had Raj Kiran, Rameshwari,Shashi Puri, Kavita Kiran,Yunus Parvez, C.S.Dubey, Gajanan Jagirdaar,Sunder,Master Rajesh, Arun Kumar(aka Arun Kumar Ahuja), Pardesi, Chandu Ilahabadi, Brijendra Mohan, Albela alongwith Guest artistes Amrish Puri,Sulochana Latkar and Iftekhar.
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Hullo atulites

I just realised that today (24 november 2016) is the birthday of another 70s/80s actor, producer director. Yes I am talking of the man who made the common man or the boy-next-door feel like a hero- Amol Palekar. I can’t believe he turns 73 today. it seems like yesterday that we saw him in Chitchor, Rajnigandha and Choti Si Baat. It seems like only recently that we saw him searching for a house with Zarina Wahaab and singing “Do deewane shahar main”, or desparately trying to convince his mom about Tina Munim being the right girl for him to get Married to (Baaton Baaton Mein). Then one fine day we saw him as a villian in Vinod Chpora’s ” Khamosh”. With his clean image one would have never guessed that he was the serial killer in that movie. In between all this we also saw him playing a husband to Parveen Babi (Rang Birangi) where he is tutored by Deven Verma about how to bring back the romance in his married life.
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“Swaami”(1977) was produced by Jaya Chakravarty (Hema Malini’s mother) and directed by Basu Chatterji for Jayasarthy Combines. This movie was based on a novel of Sharatchandra Chattopadhyay. The movie had Girish Karnad, Vikram, Shabana Azmi, Shahikala, Reetu Kamal, Dheeraj Kumar, Preeti Ganguly, Sudha Shivpuri, Utpal Dutt, Suresh Chatwal, Vinita Dutt/Das, Somnath, Vinod Dewan, Karthik Dutta, Deepak Kumar etc in it with Hema Malini and Dharmendra in guest appearances.
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“Adalat”(1976) was produced by A K Nadiadwala and directed by Narendra Bedi. The movie had Waheeda Rehman, Amitabh Bachchan(In double role), Neetu Singh, Akbar Khan, Anwar Hussain, Birbal, Harbans, Darshan.M.Arora, Pinchoo Kapoor, Heena Kausar, Kader Khan, Viju Khote, Sujit Kumar, Manorama, Vishwa Mehra, M.Rajan, Keshav Rana, Maruti Rao, Punnu, Alka, D.K.Sapru, K.N.Singh, Kirti Kumar, Jezbel, Suresh etc in it.
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“Ayyaash”(1982) was produced and directed by Shakti Samanta. The movie had Sanjeev Kumar, Rati Agnihotri, Arun Govil, Madan Puri, Beena Pradeep, Sujit Kumar, Chandrashekhar, T.P.Jain, Meena.T., Asit Sen, Tarun Ghosh, Manik Dutt, Subrato Mahapatra, Coca Cola, Amarnath, Birbal, Prabhat, Manoj, Hina Kausar, Helen, Arpana Chowdhury, Padma Khanna, Leena Das, Satyajeet etc in it.
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There are few south Indian singers who made a mark for themselves in the world of Hindi film Music. I think Yesudas is one of them who was followed by SPB etc. I am a child as far as knowledge regarding earlier singers is concerned. I am sure there might have been others before Yesudas or Dassettan as we Keralites love to call him {a matter of convenience for me to call myself a Keralite as far as this allegiance to this singer is concerned otherwise I am a proud Mumbaikar ;-)} .
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