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

5202 Post No. : 17186

Today’s song is from the film Hip Hip Hurray-1948.

How many of us really know what ” Hip Hip Hurray ” means in reality ? I am sure all of us have used this slogan several times during our school and college days, whenever we were celebrating a victory of our team over the rivals or someone had earned a coveted Reward or an Honour from the authorities. I have used it many times myself, as a victory slogan etc. That was not an age when we cared for the dictionary meaning of popular words or phrases like this one. The colloquial meaning was sufficient for us.

Out of curiosity, I checked a few English dictionaries like the Oxford and the Concise Cambridge dictionary. I found that ” HHH ‘ is a cheer slogan called out to express congratulations towards someone or something. It also denoted appreciation and approval of a victory. ” So much for the meaning of this phrase !

I could not find the story of this film, despite my efforts. There was another film made in 1984 with the same title. That film was based on an Inter-Collegiate Football competition, with a background of a love story of Raj Kiran and Dipti Naval. Then there was also a TV serial, with the same title. It ran from 21-8-1998 to 25-5-2001, with 80 episodes, followed by its second season with 45 episodes , after 15 years.

Anyway, the film Hip Hip Hurray-1948 was produced by Navin Yagnik and Hari Kashmiri, for the banner ‘ Kashmir Films’. The film was directed by Arvind Sen. He had earlier acted in 2 films-Doctor-1940 and Devdasi-1945. Hip Hip Hurray -1948 was his Debut film as a director and he went on to direct another 10 films till Nasihat (1986). His 2 films Muqaddar-(1950) and Kafila-(1952) became successful. They had excellent music also.

The film’s Music Director was Pt. Hanuman Prasad. The name Hanuman Prasad paints a picture of a Pehelwan playing kushti in an akhaada. Guru Hanuman and his akhaada in North India were quite famous. In the late 50s and 60s,there were many Wrestling Championships played in India. Many Pehelwans from other countries also came here to participate. Through these bouts the name of Dara Singh became very famous and later he appeared in Hindi films. The name Hanuman rekindles memories of that era.

However, one would be reasonably surprised if I tell that Pt. Hanuman Prasad ( Sharma/Triloki) was a well known Hindi Film Music Director in the 40s and 50s. Hanuman Prasad was a complete musical package, in the sense that he composed, wrote lyrics ( Gaali, Jasoos, Saudagar and Rasilee) and sung a song also in film( Rasili)-as Sharma. He even directed the film Rasilee-46. Geeta Dutt fans will remember him as the one who discovered her and gave her the first break in Playback singing in Hindi films in 1946.

There were 2 lyricists for 9 songs (actually 11 songs). The 9th song had 3 parts on 2 different records. It was sung by different singers). However, HFGK failed to credit every song with its lyricist’s name. The cast of the film was Balwant Singh, Navin Yagnik, Nirupa Roy, Mangala, Prabhu Dayal, Kumkum, Gulab etc. and a battery of comedians like Dikshit, Bhudo Advani, Radha Kishen and Gope.

Balwant Singh was an actor and a singer. He had no song in this film and from the film ‘Apni chhaya’-1950, with Mohd. Rafi giving him the playback, his singing came to a close.

BALWANT SINGH was born in Pandoga village of Hoshiarpur on 9-12-1918 in a Jahagirdar’s family. He was quite rich. After a training from Pt. Bhishmadev in classical music, he came to Bombay and joined Bombay Talkies at the age of 18 years. He first gave Playback in Jeevan Prabhat-37.In Nirmala-38 he acted and also sang a song. Then came Durga-39 where also he acted and sang. V. Shantaram cast him in Padosi-41 and his songs in this film were hits.

He was Hero in Darpan (1941),Swapna (1942),Malan (1943),Naukar (1943),Paraya Dhan (1943), Ashirwaad (1943), Collegian (1944), Dr.Kumar (1944), Bhanwar (1947,Hip hip Hurray (1948) and Apni Chhaya-(1950) etc. As a hero he sang less songs. His songs with Shanta Hublikar (Malan) and Parul Ghosh and Khan Mastana (Bhanwar) were very popular. He also acted in Nirmala, Vachan and Kangan.

In all, he acted in 18 films, sang 20 songs in 10 films and also wrote 6 songs in the film Sumitra-1949.

He married a girl from the royal family of Palanpur, Gujarat. After leaving films, he worked in All India Radio for 4 years. Then he settled in Ahmedabad, directing Dramas and Teaching music. Finally, he shifted to Ludhiana where, after a long illness, he died on 4-12-1985.

When Balwant Singh worked for A.I.R., it was claimed that he was responsible for the making of the famous morning Signature Tune of the A.I.R., and despite all presentations to several authorities, he was not given the credit for this. His son also claimed this in his interview given to our friend Shishir Krishna Sharma, for his Blog ” Beete hue din”. When I read his interview on the Blog and the You Tube, I wrote to Sharma ji, pointing out to him that this tune was made by the German refugee in India- Walter Kaufmann and NOT Balwant Singh. My E Mail dated 21-4-2021, to him is given here….

Dear Sharma ji,

I visited YouTube and heard your presentation.
I have also read what is written in your post about Balwant Singh on your Blog.
I would like to bring to your notice that it seems this Signature Tune of A.I.R. was NOT made by Balwant Singh,
but by one Walter Kaufmann, when he worked for All India Radio from 1934 to 1946.
There is a book ” THE MUSIC THAT STILL RINGS AT DAWN, EVERY DAWN”
Walter Kauffmann in India, 1934 – 1946
Author – Amrit Gangar
Published by Goethe Institut, Max Mueller Bhavan, Mumbai. 2013

Chapter 3 in this book is THE ALL INDIA RADIO, on page 36.

In this chapter it has been given in detail, with proofs in terms of several letters etc about the signature tune made by him for A.I.R.
There is an interview of the son of Dinkar Amembel, station Director, Bombay AIR, who says that Dinkar had played the Tanpura and
Mehli Mehta played the Violin.

I have this book, gifted to me by the author.

When you come back to Mumbai, you can visit me and see the book entries yourself.
I am fully convinced that the tune was done by Walter Kaufmann only.
It is possible that that is the reason why Balwant Singh’s claim was not entertained ever !

However, for whatever reasons, the said point was neither removed from his Blog nor the YouTube presentation.

Today’s song is sung by 4 singers namely, Geeta Roy, Zohrabai Amabalawali, G.M. Durani and Shamshad Begum. It is a good song. Enjoy….


Song- Jawaani hum guzaaren tumhaare aasre (Hip Hip Hurray)(1948) Singers- G.M.Durrani, Geeta Roy, Zohrabai Ambalabai, Shamshad Begum, Lyricist- Not known, MD- Pt. Hanuman Prasad

Lyrics

hahahahahaha
hahaha
hmmhm hm hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hm hmm hmm hmm
jawaani hum guzaaren
guzaaren
jawaani hum guzaare
tumhaare aasre
hum tumhare aasre
tumhaare aasre
hum tumhare aasre

jabse hua hai milan
mera man hai magan
mujhko chhod akeli
kahin jaao na sajan
o kahin jaao na sajan
main to teri nazar se
rahoon saath saath re
poori hogi aas re
aao jawaani hum guzaare guzaare
guzaare
tumhaare aasre
hum tumhare aasre
tumhaare aasre
hum tumhare aasre

?? sapnon ??
??
ise looto na raani
tum door se mere jiya mein chubh ??
aao ?? re
aaja paas paas re
poori hogi aas re
aao jawaani hum guzaaren
guzaaren
tumhaare aasre
hum tumhaare aasre
tumhaare aasre
hum tumhaare aasre

tum aayi to le aayi
ummeedon ka savera
hansi khushi ki har ek shaam
aur pyaar ka basera
tere rain basere mein
kaatenge ?? re
kaatenge ?? re
hum rachenge raas re
hum rachenge raas re
aao jawaani hum guzaaren
guzaaren
tumhaare aasre
hum tumhaare aasre
tumhaare aasre
hum tumhaare aasre

?? hai
muhabbat zindagi mein museebat ka ?? hai
pyaar karo to bahaar chhaye
ho jaaye ?? baat re
?? baat re
hum rachenge raas re
poori hogi aas re
aao jawaani hum guzaaren
guzaaren
tumhaare aasre
hum tumhaare aasre
tumhaare aasre
hum tumhaare aasre
jawaani hum guzaaren
guzaaren
jawaani hum guzaaren
tumhaare aasre
hum tumhaare aasre
tumhaare aasre
hum tumhaare aasre


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Blog Day :

5137 Post No. : 17095

“Piya Milan”(1945) was produced by J B H Wadia and directed by S M Yusuf for Wadia Movietone, Bombay. This movie had Motilal, Nirmala, Najma, Mirza Musharraf, S.Aalam, Leela Mishra, Wazir Muhammad Khan etc in it.

“Piya Milan”(1945) had 11 songs in it. Two songs have been covered so far. Today on the occasion of Rakshabandhan, here is a Rakhi song from “Piya Milan”(1945). This is one of earliest (if not the earliest) Rakshabandhan song in the blog. It is sung by Zohrabai Ambalewaali and chorus. An unknown female voice also sings a few lines.

Lyricist of this song is not known. Music is composed by Feroz Nizami.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this song.

Audio link:

Song-Raakhi ka din aaya bhaiyya aaya (Piya Milan)(1945) Singer-Zohrabai Ambalewaali, Lyrics-Unknown, MD-Feroze Nizami
Unknown female voice
Chorus

Lyrics

raakhi kaa din aayaa bhaiyyaa aayaa
hhaan aayaa bhaiyya aayaa
raakhi kaa din aayaa

chaand si sundar kiranein lekar
chaand si sundar kiranein lekar
raakhi main banwaavoon
aashaaon ki maalaa banaakar
bhaiyyaa ko pehaaoon

behnon ne hai maan badhaayaa
maan badhaayaa maan badhaayaa
behnon ne hai maan badhaayaa
maan badhaayaa maan badhaayaa
raakhi ka din aayaa bhaiyyaa aayaa
hhaan aayaa bhaiyya aayaa
raakhi kaa din aayaa

aaa aaa aaa
aa aaa aaa aaa
aan..aaan…aaan…aaa
aan..aaan…aaan…aaa
sab behnon ke bhaiyyaa hai npar
main hoon ek akeli ee
sab behnon ke bhaiyyaa hain par
main hoon ek akeli
is bhaiyya ko baandh ke raakhi
bharoongi apni jholi..ee
is bhaiyya ko baandh ke raakhi
bharoongi apni jholi..ee
is chintaa ne mann ko khaaayaa
is chintaa ne mann ko khaayaa aayaa
raakhi kaa din aayaaa

ho gayi door ab chintaa meri
mann ki kali muskaayee..eee
ho gayi door ab chintaa meri
mann ki kali muskaayee
aaj se behnaa hoon main teree
aaj se behnaa hoon main teri
tum ho mere bhai
raakhi ne kya rang dikhaayaa
raakhi ne kya rang dikhaayaa
behnon ne hai maan badhaayaa
maan badhaayaa maan badhaayaa
behnon ne hai maan badhaayaa
maan badhaayaa maan badhaayaa
raakhi kaa din aayaa bhaiyyaa aayaa
hhaan aayaa bhaiyya aayaa
raakhi kaa din aayaa

bhool ke pichhli baatein bhaabhi
bhool ke pichhli baatein bhaabhi
donon ek hon jaayein aen
ant prem kaa hai qurbaani
ant prem kaa hai qurbaani
ant prem kaa hai qurbaani
jag ko ye samjhaayein aen
ant prem kaa hai qurbaani
jag ko ye samjhaayein aen

tum ne hai ye bhed bataayaa
tum ne hai ye bhed bataayaa
behnon ne hai maan badhaayaa
maan badhaayaa maan badhaayaa
behnon ne hai maan badhaayaa
maan badhaayaa maan badhaayaa
raakhi kaa din aayaa bhaiyyaa aayaa
hhaan aayaa bhaiyya aayaa
raakhi ka din aayaa

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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राखी का दिन आया भैया आया
हाँ आया भैया आया
राखी का दिन आया

चाँद सी सुन्दर किरणें ले कर
चाँद सी सुन्दर किरणें ले कर
राखी मैं बनवाऊँ
आशाओं की माला बनाकर
भैया को पहनाऊँ
बहनों ने है मान बढ़ाया
मान बढ़ाया
मान बढ़ाया
बहनों ने है मान बढ़ाया
मान बढ़ाया
मान बढ़ाया
राखी का दिन आया भैया आया
हाँ आया भैया आया
राखी का दिन आया

आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ

सब बहनों के भैया हैं पर
मैं हूँ एक अकेली
सब बहनों के भैया हैं पर
मैं हूँ एक अकेली
किस भैया को बांध के राखी
भरूँगी अपनी झोली
किस भैया को बांध के राखी
भरूँगी अपनी झोली
इस चिंता ने मन को खाया
इस चिंता ने मन को खाया॰॰आ
राखी का दिन आया

हो गई दूर अब चिंता मेरी
मन की कली मुस्काई
हो गई दूर अब चिंता मेरी
मन की कली मुस्काई
आज से बहना हूँ मैं तेरी
आज से बहना हूँ मैं तेरी
तुम हो मेरे भाई
राखी ने क्या रंग दिखाया
राखी ने क्या रंग दिखाया
बहनों ने है मान बढ़ाया
मान बढ़ाया
मान बढ़ाया
राखी का दिन आया भैया आया
हाँ आया भैया आया
राखी का दिन आया

भूल के पिछली बातें भाभी
भूल के पिछली बातें भाभी
दोनों एक हो जाएँ
अन्त प्रेम का है कुर्बानी
अन्त प्रेम का है कुर्बानी
अन्त प्रेम का है कुर्बानी
जग को ये समझाएँ
अन्त प्रेम का है कुर्बानी
जग को ये समझाएँ
तुमने है ये भेद बताया
तुमने है ये भेद बताया
बहनों ने है मान बढ़ाया
मान बढ़ाया
मान बढ़ाया
बहनों ने है मान बढ़ाया
मान बढ़ाया
मान बढ़ाया
राखी का दिन आया भैया आया
हाँ आया भैया आया
राखी का दिन आया


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 :

5034 Post No. : 16943

Today’s song is from the ‘Golden Years’ of ‘Hindi Film Music’. It is from the movie ‘Garibi-1949’.

I had come across this song more than seven years back and I had shared it as well however this song remains to be posted till now.

This song is sung by Zohrabai Ambalewali.

Regulars on the blog must be aware that I have also shared many Zohrabai Ambalewali songs as I like them very much. I had been listening to her many songs during 2013-2014 when I used to browse and listen to her songs regularly.

Today’s movie ‘Garibi’ was directed by Ramchandra Thakur. It had Geeta Bali, Jayraj, Nirupa Roy, P. Kailash, Usha Kiran, Banke Bihari, Ramesh Thakur, M.K. Hasan, Bhoopat Rai, Tarabai, Jayram, Jawahar Kaul and others.

Here is a brief about this movie as mentioned by our Respected Arunkumar ji in his comments on one of the song-posts of this movie

GARIBI (1949), a Ranjit movietone film had music by its contracted composer B C Rani and lyricists were Rajendra Krishna, Shevan Rizvi, B.R. Sharma and M G Adeeb.
I don’t know whether Chandulal Shah ever knew on what storylines their movies were being produced on the assembly line, because not only all 4 set-sections of Ranjit studios were always shooting some films but sometimes they used to hire the neighboring Sharda studios also.
This was one movie which eulogized the virtues of poverty (Garibi) as compared to Riches (Amiri). Geeta Bali, hailing from a poor family loves and gets married to rich Jairaj. She finds it difficult to adjust to the rich ways of her sasural, particularly Saas-Sasur (Tarabai-Bhupat Rai),while her poor mother(Nirupa Roy) and Father(P. Kailash) get poorer but they have very high ideals and come to the rescue of their rich relatives when there is a problem with their daughter(Usha Kiran),who is in trouble with her husband(Jawahar Kaul).
Having learnt that only Money cannot give happiness, the rich family respects the poor and poverty. This was a very unconvincing storyline and badly handled too. The only saving grace was its superb music.

This movie has eights songs as mentioned in HFGK Vol-II (1941-1950).

Music for this movie was composed by Bulo C. Rani. Four lyricists contributed the eight songs in this movie and they are Rajinder Krishan (three songs), Shewan Rizvi (two songs), B.R. Sharma (two songs) and M.G. Adeeb (one song).

Here is the list of songs of this movie :-

SNo Song Title Singer/s Lyricist Posted On
01 Dard dil hi mein chhipaa le, muskurana seekh le Geeta Roy Rajinder Krishan
02 Kisi se hamne ye poochha, muhabbat kisko kehte hain Mohd Rafi Rajinder Krishan 02.11.2017
03 Mastana nigaahon ke deewaane hazaaron hai Shamshad Begum Shewan Rizvi
04 Haay ye maine kya kiya jo tumhe thukraa diya Shamshad Begum Rajinder Krishan
05 Ik din ik armaan bhara dil, ulfat se do chaar huaa Mohd Rafi B.R. Sharma 28.10.2011
06 Sun mujhse ki … do roz ka jeena hai Zohrabai Ambalewali B.R. Sharma
07 Dukhon mein jo muskuraa rahe thhe Geeta Roy Shewan Rizvi
08 Ae saamne aane waale bataa, kyon chaand mera mujhse hai khafaa Shamshad Begum, Mohd Rafi M.G. Adeeb 21.10.2011

From the above table we can see that three songs from this movie have been posted on the blog. The first song of this movie was posted on 21.10.2011 and the second song followed a week later on 28.10.2011. However, after that this movie was forgotten and the third song of this movie appeared on the blog after a gap of almost six years.

Now, today, we are going to discuss the fourth song from this movie after a gap of another four and half years.

Today’s song is written by B.R. Sharma and it is sung by Zohrabai Ambalewali. This is a nice philosophical/ motivational song and I like it very much.

Music is composed by Bulo C. Rani.

Let us now listen to today’s song …


Song-Do roz ka jeena hai jee jee ke jiye jaa (Gareebi)(1949) Singer-Zohrabai Ambalewaali, Lyrics-Butaram Sharma, MD-Bulo C Rani

Lyrics

Sun mujhse ae ae ae ae
Ki duniya ki khushi ee
tere ae ae liye ae ae hai
Ye duniya hasee ee ee ee een
Ban ke ae ae ae
Basi ee ee ee ee ee ee
Tere ae liye ae hai

Tere hi liye ae aati hai
Ae ae ae ae ae
Gulshan mein ae ae bahaarein
Khilte huye ae ae ae
Phoolon mein hansi ee
Tere liye ae ae hai

Do roz ka jeena hai
Jee jee ke jiye ja
Do roz ka jeena hai
Jee jee ke jiye jaa

Ummeedon ka sabar(?) hai
Bhar bhar ke piye ja
Ummeedon ka sabar(?) hai
Bhar bhar ke piye jaa

Bhool jaa aa aa
Bhool jaa
Bhool jaa

bhool ja afsaana
Is duniya faani ka
Armaanon ki lehron pe
Sun geet jawaani ka
In maujon mein tu kho ja
Aur mauj kiye ja
Jiye jaa
Jiye jaa
Do roz ka jeena hai
Jee jee ke jiye jaa
Do roz ka jeena hai
Jee jee ke jiye jaa

Ye ishq tamaasha hai
Aur husn tamaashaayi
Hai donon hi deewaane
Aur donon hi saudaayi
Tu donon ki masti ko
Pehlu mein liye jaa
Jiye jaa
Jiye jaa
Do roz ka jeena hai
Jee jee ke jiye jaa
Do roz ka jeena hai
Do roz ka jeena hai
Jee jee ke jiye jaa aa aa aa
jiye ja
Jiye ja
Do roz ka jeena hai
Jee jee ke jiye jaa


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 :

5017 Post No. : 16924

Today I am presenting a song from the movie ‘Sohni Mahiwal’ (1946). I had come across this song when I joined this blog as a lyrics contributor in 2012-2013.

The movie was directed by Ishwar Lal and Ravindra Jaikar for Jayant Desai Productions, Bombay. The story is based on the legend of Sohni Mahiwal. It had Ishwar Lal, Begam Para, Mubarak, Dixit, Rewashankar, Sayeed Ahmed, Gharpure, Bibibai, Shobha, Nafis Begam, Kesharbai and others.

This movie had as many as eleven songs written by Swami Ramanand (nine songs) and Munshi Dil (two songs). Music for this movie was composed by Lal Mohammad.

Here is the list of songs in this movie: –

S.No Song Title Singer Lyricist Posted On
01 Mujhe loot liya re mujhe … bhole sanam ne Naseem Akhtar Swami Ramanand
02 Anaaron ke baagh mein chhup chhup ke aana …o pardesi bhool na jaanaa Zohrabai Ambalewali Swami Ramanand 18.06.2021
03 Muhabbat ke bande, muhabbat karenge Not mentioned Swami Ramanand
04 Ab to aa jaa jaani yaar tera intezaar hai Zohrabai Ambalewali Swami Ramanand
05 Koyi aankhon mein aa ke samaa gaya Zohrabai Ambalewali Swami Ramanand
06 Nahin chiraag e mohabbat jalaaye jaate hain Zohrabai Ambalewali Munshi Dil
07 Teri Sohni pukaar kare, Mahiwal dekh Zohrabai Ambalewali Swami Ramanand
08 Chali pyaar sakhi sasuraal dil kyun doley naa Zoharabai, G.M. Durrani Swami Ramanand
09 Chenab ke behte huye paani … Zoharabai, G.M. Durrani Swami Ramanand 18.09.2014
10 Dekh kar surat tumhaari dil gaya Rewashankar, chorus Swami Ramanand
11 O tujhpe salaam aye mere naakaam e muhabbat Zoharabai, G.M. Durrani Munshi Dil 13.09.2014

We can see from the above table that only three songs of this movie have been posted earlier on the blog. Two songs were posted in 2014 and the third song from this movie appeared after almost seven years of gap in 2021.

Today’s song is the fourth song from this movie to be posted on the blog. As mentioned above today’s song is sung by Zohrabai Ambalewali.

Zohrabai Ambalewali was the leading classical and playback singer in the 1930s and 1940s. She has given us many memorable songs which are cherished, listened, and likened by generations till now. Her immortal voice will be heard till the history of Hindi Films is discussed and written on this planet.

After getting associated with this blog I have got to listen to and share many of her songs. I like them all very much.

Let us now listen to the today’s song … (only the audio of this song is available).

Nahin chiraag e mohabbat jalaaye jaate hain

Audio

Song-Nahin charaag e mohabbat jalaaye jaate hain (Sohni Mahiwal)(1946) Singer-Zohrabai Ambalewaali, Lyrics-Munshi Dil, MD-Lal Mohammad

Lyrics

nahin charaag e mohabbat
jalaaye jaate hain ae
nahin chiraag e mohabbat
jalaaye jaate hain ae
ye dil ke daag jahaan ko
dikhaaye jaate hain

wo dard ban ke jigar
wo dard ban ke jigar mein
samaaye jaate hain
wo dard banke jigar
wo dard ban ke jigar mein
samaaye jaate hain aen
bhula rahi hoon magar
yaad aaye jaate hain ae
nahin charaag e mohabbat
jalaaye jaate hain ae

uthhaa nigaah e mohabbat
uthhaa nigaah e mohabbat
mujhe sahaaraa de
mujhe sahaaraa de
kathin hai raah kadam
dagmagaaye jaate hain
nahin charaag e mohabbat
jalaaye jaate hain ae

zubaan e ashq pe ae
haan
zubaan e ashq pe
afsaana e mohabbat hai
haan aa
zubaan e ashq pe
afsaana e mohabbat hai
koi sune na sune
koi sune na sune
ham sunaaye jaate hain
haan
nahin charaag e mohabbat
jalaaye jaate hain ae
nahin chiraag …

 

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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नहीं चराग ए मोहब्बत जलाए जाते हैं
नहीं चराग ए मोहब्बत जलाए जाते हैं
ये दिल के दाग़ जहां को दिखाये जाते हैं

वो दर्द बन के जिगर
वो दर्द बन के जिगर में समाये जाते हैं
वो दर्द बन के जिगर
वो दर्द बन के जिगर में समाये जाते हैं
भुला रहीं हूँ मगर याद आए जाते हैं
नहीं चराग ए मोहब्बत जलाए जाते हैं

उठा निगाह ए मोहब्बत
उठा निगाह ए मोहब्बत मुझे सहारा दे
मुझे सहारा दे
कठिन है राह कदम डगमगाये जाते हैं
नहीं चराग ए मोहब्बत जलाए जाते हैं

ज़ुबान ए अश्क पे
हाँ
ज़ुबान ए अश्क पे अफसाना ए मोहब्बत है
हाँ॰॰॰
कोई सुने ना सुने
कोई सुने ना सुने हम सुनाये जाते हैं
हाँ
नहीं चराग ए मोहब्बत जलाए जाते हैं

नहीं चराग॰ ॰ ॰


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Blog Day :

4866 Post No. : 16657

“Chunariya”(1948) was directed by Ravindra Dave for Kuldeep Pictures, Bombay. Mulkraj Bhakri had written the story, dialogues, screen-play and lyrics. For all practical purposes, Mulkraj Bhakri was the producer of the movie as well, though Kuldeep Sehgal was credited as producer and Lekhraj Bhakri as production controller. Almost all persons involved in the making of this movie were displaced from Lahore during partition and this movie was their attempt to establish themselves in Bombay fil industry.

This movie had Wasti, Manorama, Pran, Randhira, Cuckoo, Narbada Shanker, Sofia, Chaand Burke,Ramesh, Sarita, Baij Sharma, Shrimati Motipal,Krishn Duggal, Menhdi Raza Raja etc in it.

The movie turned out to be a hit and that went a long way in establishing the persons in Bombay film industry.

The movie had ten songs in it. Nine songs have been covered so far. Here are the details of these songs:-

Song Date of posting Singer(s)
Sab kuchh lutaayaa hamne aakar teri gali mein 2 April 2011 Rafi
Aankh meri lad gayi re lad gayi 21 December 2011 Lata Mangeshkar, Indra Goyal
O motor waale babu 23 December 2011 Geeta Dutt
Dil e naashaad ko jeene ki hasrat ho gayee tumse 1 September 2012 Lata Mangeshkar
Tera kaanton se pyaar 4 February 2013 Geeta Dutt, Rafi
O koi nain mila ke chala gaya 3 April 2017 Geeta Dutt
Hansi le ke aaye thhe ro kar chale 3 August 2017 S D Batish
Tere milne ko jee dhadke 2 May 2018 Geeta Dutt
Daaman se bandh gayi choli re 11 September 2021 Geeta Dutt

One can notice that as many as five singers were used in the nine songs that have been covered so far. The singers were strugglers at that time. This movie saw Lata Mangeshkar singing a ghazal for the first time in Hindi movies. The Rafi Geeta Dutt duet in this movie is the oldest Rafi Geeta Dutt duet in Hindi movies that is available. Lata Mangeshkar had sung only one duet with a male singer till 1947. This year, she sang eight such duets. Her duet with Indra Goyal was her only duet with that singer.

The tenth and final song from the movie is a rare song. It would appear that very few people have actually listened to this song. HFGK mentions this song as “saawan aaya-3 re jaage more bhaag sakhi re”. The words “Saawan aaya” appear in the movie only towards the end of the song. “Jaage mora bhaag sakhi re” is not at all there. Instead, we find the opposite words, viz “Soye mora bhaag saki ree” in the song. 🙂

Listening to the song, one would classify it as a Geeta Dutt solo with chorus towards the end. But, HFGK mentions this song as sung by Geeta Dutt, Zohrabai Ambalewaali and Asha Bhonsle. HFGK also mention this song as the first Hindi film song sung by Asha Bhonsle.

If Zohrabai Ambalewaali and Asha Bhonsle have sung in this song, then that would be in the last stanza that is sung by chorus though personally I could not detect the individual voices of Zohrabai Ambalewaali and Asha Bhonsle. People with better hearing abilities may be able to detect their voices.

Nevertheless, this rare song does have the distinction of being the first Hindi movie song with Asha Bhonsle’s voice in it.

With this rare and special song, all the songs of “Chunariya”(1948)have now been covered and this movie joins the list of movies that have been YIPPEED in the blog.


Song-Soye more bhaag sakhi ree Saawaan aaya re (Chunariya)(1948) Singers-Geeta Dutt, Lyrics-Mulkraj Bhakri, MD-Hansraj Bahl
Zohrabai Ambalewaali + Asha Bhonsle
Geeta Dutt + Zohrabai Ambalewaali + Asha Bhonsle

Lyrics

o o o
o o o o

bhanwar padi hai mori naiyya
bhanwar padi hai mori naiyya
roothh gaya
roothh gaya
roothh gaya hai hamse khewaiyya
roothh gaya hai hamse khewaiyya
na mora baabul
na mora bhaiyya
na mora bhaiyya

saawan sakhi ree main kaise gaaun
kisko dil ka haal sunaaoon
haal sunaaoon oon oon
saawan sakhi ree main kaise gaaun
kisko dil ka haal sunaaun
haal sunaaoon oon oon

naa gaa ree sakhi
naa gaa ree sakhi
ye saawan ka raag

em>more man mein laage aag sakhi
more man mein laage aag
more man mein laage aag sakhi
more man mein laage aag

soye more bhaag sakhi ree
saawan aaya re
saawan aaya re
soye more bhaag sakhi ree
saawan aaya re
saawan aaya re

saawan aaya saawan aaya
saawan aaya re
saawan aaya saawan aaya
saawan aaya re

jaage more bhaag sakhi ree
saawan aaya re
saawan aaya re


This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, 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 :

4787 Post No. : 16543

‘Ghunghroo’ (1952) was produced under the banner of Filmkar, owned by Rajendra Jain which had produced ‘Deedar’ (1951) and later, ‘Maan’ (1954). The film was directed by Hiren Bose. The star cast included Om Prakash, Sumitra Devi, Kuldeep Kaur, K N Singh, Murad, Badri Prasad etc. A feature of the film’s casting was that Om Prakash was the lead actor in a double role – one as a shy man and the other in a role of a lead actor in a theatre.

Om Prakash, who commenced his filmy career in a small role of a villain in his maiden film, ‘Dassi’ (1944) followed by another villain role in ‘Dhamki’ (1945), had worked in lead roles in ‘Aai Bahaar’ (1946), ‘Shahar Se Door’ (1946) and ‘Pagdandi’ (1947). However, all these three films failed at the box office and with this, his dream of becoming a lead actor was shattered. The partition in 1947 further compounded his problems for he had to start afresh his career in Hindi films in Mumbai. After remaining unemployed for a year, Om Prakash accepted whatever roles that were offered to him. In about 2 years from his first film in Mumbai – ‘Lakhpati’ (1948) in post-partition period, Om Prakash had become a busy actor doing various character roles.

Against this background, it must be a pleasant surprise for Om Prakash that after a gap of 5 years, he got not only the lead role but also a double role in ‘Ghunghroo’ (1952). But the film failed so miserably that in no time, it went into the list of obscure films. It appeared that Om Prakash was destined to become a popular actor in his various typles of character actor’s roles some of which became unforgettable like in ‘Pyaar Kiye Jaa’ (1966), ‘Padosan’ (1968), ‘Gopi’ (1970), ‘Chupke Chupke’ (1975) and many more.

Having watched Om Prakash in character roles in many films, I wish, I could have watched him as a hero in ‘Ghunghroo’ (1952). Unfortunately, the film seems to have been lost forever for viewing. A few of the lobby images available on-line featuring Om Prakash with Sumitra Devi and Kuldeep Kaur looked interesting. I have incorporated a couple of them in the video of the song which I propose to present with this write-up.

As with most of the obscure films, I could not find the story and review of ‘Ghunghroo’ (1952) on the internet, After some intense searches, I could get a synopsis of the story from one of many lesser known websites on Hindi films which appers to be copied from the film’s song-synopsis booklet because it was written in typical synopsis style language without revealing the ending of the film. From what I could gather from the synopsis, I present the gist of the story as under:

Vinod (Om Prakash) is a shy person who lives in Pune. He is in love with Hema (Sumitra Devi) but does not have enough courage to disclose to her. When he comes to know that Hema also loves him he is the happiest person.

Vinod has a twin brother, Baalam (Om Prakash) who works for a theatre in Mumbai as a lead actor. He often pairs with Kamini (Kuldip Kaur) and their pair is very popular thus making them a box office attraction. Baalam gets attracted towards Kamini and she exploits this by her false love to him to keep her popularity intact at the box office. In this way, she earns fortunes by way of gifts from royal and aristocratic visitors to the theatre.

Kamini’s exploitation game is exposed to Baalam. After a quarrel, she gets Baalam killed with the help of her accomplice, Hiralal (K N Singh). The ghost of Ballam cames out and starts taking revenge on his enemies. Baalam’s ghost also appears in Vinod’s house and enters Vinod’s body. Vinod suddenly becomes Baalam Baalam’s ghosht takes Vinod to Mumbai as Baalam. Hema followes him to Mumbai. Now starts the vicious circle of chase. Heart-broken Hema ran after Vinod who, in turn, runs for his life from Baalam. Baalam runs after Kamini for his revenge. Vinod turned Baalam is dragged by Hiralal and his goons. Thus, all of them find inyolved in a chain resulting in ‘comedy of errors’.

I have no idea as to how the film ends in reality. But in such a type of the story, the villains, K N Singh and Kuldip Kaur would be exposed and arrested with Om Prakash and Sumitra Devi united.

‘Ghunghroo’ (1952) had 9 songs, all written by Rajendra Krishan which were set to music by C Ramchandra. All the 9 songs are available which I have heard and find them melodious with typical brand of C Ramchandra’s compositions.

I am presenting the 5th song from the film, ‘dil kisi ko deejiye dil kisi kaa leejiye’ sung by Zohrabai Ambalewaali, Mohmmed Rafi and chorus. The song appears to be a part of the stage show in the film.

Audio Clip:

Song-Dil kisi ko deejiye dil kisi ka leejiye(Ghunghroo)(1952) Singers-Zohrabai Ambalewaali, Rafi, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-C Ramchandra
Both

Lyrics

dil kisi ko deejiye
dil kisi kaa leejiye
zindagi hai chaar din
yahi kaam keejiye
yahi kaam keejiye
dil kisi ko deejiye
dil kisi kaa leejiye
zindagi hai chaar din
yahi kaam keejiye
yahi kaam keejiye

le na jaaye dil koi aapka mazaaq mein
le na jaaye dil koi aapka mazaaq mein
ae ji zara soch ke ki soch ke
aisi baat keejiye
aisi baat keejiye

dil kisi ko deejiye
dil kisi kaa leejiye
zindagi hai chaar din
yahi kaam keejiye
yahi kaam keejiye

aaaa aa aaa
aaaa aa aaa aaa
aa aa aa aa

aaa aa aaa aa
aaa aa aaa aa
aa aa aa aa
zindagi hai chaar din
yahi kaam keejiye
yahi kaam keejiye

aapko huzoor kyon husn ka guroor hai
aapko huzoor kyon husn ka guroor hai
aaine mein dekh ke ki dekhe ke
phir se baat keejiye
phir se baat keejiye
dil kisi ko deejiye
dil kisi ka leejiye
zindagi hai chaar din
yahi kaam keejiye
yahi kaam keejiye

aaaa aa aaa
aaaa aa aaa aaa
aa aa aa aa
aaa aa aaa aa

aaa aa aaa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
zindagi hai chaar din
yahi kaam keejiye
yahi kaam keejiye

dil hamaara thhaa kabhi
ab tumhaara ho chuka
dil hamaara thhaa kabhi
ab tumhaara ho chuka
aapki khushi huzoor
deejiye na deejiye
deejiye na deejiye

dil kisi ko deejiye
dil kisi kaa leejiye
zindagi hai chaar din
yahi kaam keejiye
yahi kaam keejiye


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Blog Day :

4718 Post No. : 16426

Today’s song is from the ‘1946’ movie ‘Sohni Mahiwal’. Regulars on the blog must have noticed my liking for ‘Zohrabai Ambalewali’ songs as I have shared her songs on the blog from time to time as and when I get an opportunity.
Though today’s song was initially noted by me almost seven years back, I am presenting it now with some more details about the total songs in this movie.

‘Sohni Mahiwal-1946’ was directed by Ishwar Lal and Ravindra Jaikar for ‘Jayant Desai Productions, Bombay’.

It was based on the legend of Sohni Mahiwal. It had Ishwar Lal, Begam Para, Mubarak, Dixit, Rewashankar, Sayeed Ahmed, Gharpure, Bibibai, Shobha, Nafis Begam, Kesharbai and others.

This movie had as many as eleven songs. They were written by Swami Ramanand (nine songs) and Munshi Dil (two songs). Music for this movie was composed by Lal Mohammad.

Here is the list of songs in this movie: –

SNo Song Title Singer Lyricist Posted On
01 Mujhe loot liya re mujhe … bhole sanam ne Naseem Akhtar Swami Ramanand
02 Anaaron ke baagh mein chhup chhup ke aana …o pardesi bhool na jaanaa Zohrabai Ambalewali Swami Ramanand
03 Muhabbat ke bande, muhabbat karenge Not mentioned Swami Ramanand
04 Ab to aa jaa jaani yaar tera intezaar hai Zohrabai Ambalewali Swami Ramanand
05 Koyi aankhon mein aa ke samaa gaya Zohrabai Ambalewali Swami Ramanand
06 Nahin chiraag e mohabbat jalaaye jaate hain Zohrabai Ambalewali Munshi Dil
07 Teri Sohni pukaar kare, Mahiwal dekh Zohrabai Ambalewali Swami Ramanand
08 Chali pyaar sakhi sasuraal dil kyun doley naa Zoharabai, G.M. Durrani Swami Ramanand
09 Chenab ke behte huye paani … Zoharabai, G.M. Durrani Swami Ramanand 18.09.2014
10 Dekh kar surat tumhaari dil gaya Rewashankar,chorus Swami Ramanand
11 O tujhpe salaam aye mere naakaam e muhabbat Zoharabai, G.M. Durrani Munshi Dil 13.09.2014

We can see from the above table that only two songs of this movie have been posted on the blog in September’2014. So, almost seven years have been passed without a song of this movie getting posted on the blog.

Today we will listen to the third song from this movie. IT is sung by Zohrabai Ambalewali. Lyrics are by Swami Ramanand and music is composed by Lal Muhammad.

Let us now enjoy this lovely song …( only the audio of this song is available).

Audio

Song-Anaaron ke baagh mein chhup chhup ke aana (Sohni Mahiwal)(1946) Singer-Zohrabai Ambalewaali, Lyrics-Swami Ramanand, MD-Lal Muhammad
Chorus
Zohrabai Ambalewaali+ Chorus

Lyrics

Anaaron ke baagh mein ae
Anaaron ke baagh mein ae
Chhup chhup ke aanaa
Chhup chhup ke aanaa
O pardesi ee

O pardesi ee
Bhool na jaana
Anaaron ke baagh mein

Mere gulshan ke baanke anaar hain
Mere gulshan ke baanke anaar hain
Daali daali
Daali daali pe phoolon ke haar hain

Daali daali
Daali daali pe phoolon ke haar hain

Chheda koyal ne dilkash taraana
Chheda koyal ne dilkash taraana
O pardesi ee
O pardesi ee
Bhool na jaana
Anaaron ke baagh mein ae

O o o o
O o o o
o o
Bholi bholi si meri jawaani
Bholi bholi si meri jawaani
Mere panghat ka meethha hai paani
Mere panghat ka meethha hai paani
Mast aankhon se peena pilaana
Mast aankhon se peena pilaana
O pardesi ee

O pardesi ee
Bhool na jaana
Anaaron ke baagh mein

Mere seene ki dhadkan pukaare
Mere seene ki dhadkan pukaare
Aao aao
Aao aao ji dilbar pyaare
Aao aao
Aao aao ji dilbar pyaare
Mil ke gaayen mohabbat ka gaana
Mil ke gaayen mohabbat ka gaana
O pardesi

O pardesi ee
Bhool na jaana
Anaaron ke baagh mein


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Blog Day :

4715 Post No. : 16421

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2011-2021) – Song No. 26
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This date ten years ago (15 June 2011) was a normal day for the blog when six songs from six different movies were were covered in the blog. Here are the details of the six songs that were covered on this day ten years ago:-

Blog post number Song Movie (Year) Remarks
4001 Dil neeke beete jaate hain Pooran Bhagat(1933) 6 songs so far covered out of 20
4002 Waah ri duniyaa waah re zamaane Grihasthhi(1948) 6 songs covered out of 8 by now
4003 Ae ishq hamen barbaad na kar Naach(1949) 9 songs covered out of 11 by now
4004 Thandi thandi hawaa jo aaye Sunehre Din(1949) 7 songs covered out of 10 by now
4005 Tum dekh rahe ho ke mite saare sahaare Sheesh Mahal(1950) All 9 songs covered. Movie YIPPEED
4006 Yahaan raat kisi ki rotey katey Jai Bhawaani(1961) 4 songs covered out of 8 by now

As many as five movies (out of six) are eligible for blog ten year challenge today on 15 June 2021.

“Naach”(1949) is one of the five eligible movies.

“Naach”(1949) was produced by Kuldeep Sehgal and directed by Ravibndra Dave for Kuldeep pictures, Bombay. The movie had Suraiyya, Shyam, Wasti, Om Prakash, Kuldip Kaur, Raj Mehra, Gulab, Yashodhara Katju, Sofia, Shyama, Urvashi, Sewak etc in it.

The movie had 11 songs in it. Nine songs have been covered in the past.

Today, as blog ten year chaallenge, here is the tenth song from “Naach”(1949) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Zohrabai Ambalewaali, Shamshad Begam and Rafi. Nazim Panipati is the lyricist. Music is composed by Husnlal Bhagatram.

The two female singers sing together throughout the song and they never sing alone.

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

Lyrics of the song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.
With this song, Husnlal Bhagatram complete 300 songs in the blog as music directors.


Song-Namaste jee namaste jee (Naach)(1949) Singers-Rafi, Zohrabai Ambalewaali, Shamshad Begam, Lyrics-Nazim Panipati, MD-Husnlal Bhagatram
Rafi + Zohrabai Ambalewaali + Shamshad Begam

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

namastejee namastejee
namastejee namastejee
hamraa tumhraa jeevan beetey
hamraa tumhraa jeevan beetey
hanstey hanstey jee
namastejee namastejee
namastejee namastejee..eee

subah se shaam tak
kyun gair ki galiyon mein rehte ho o o
khafa hotey hain jab hum phir
namastey hamko kehte ho
tumhaarey raaj mein kya hum
rahengey bas yoon rastey mein

namastejee namastejee
namastejee namastejee
hamraa tumhraa jeevan beetey
hamraa tumhraa jeevan beetey
hanstey hanstey jee
namastejee namastejee
namastejee namastejee…eeee

hamaarey dil ke kamarey mein
phataaphat aake bas jaao o
naheen is dil ki kuchch pagdi
chaley aao chaley aao
khulee hai dil ki building
saikadon hain isske raste jee
namastejee namastejee
namastejee namastejee
hamraa tumhra jeevan beetey
hamraa tumhra jeevan beetey
hanstey hanstey jee
namastejee namastejee
namastejee namastejee ..eee

mangaa do aaj hi maathey ka jhoomar hamko dehli se
mangaa do haar soney ka hamein phauran bareilly se

hai dekho kitni mehangaayee
hai dekho kitni mehangaayee
magar zevar hain sastey jee
namastejee namastejee
namastejee namastejee
hamraa tumhra jeevan beetey
hamraa tumhra jeevan beetey
hanstey hanstey jee
namastejee namastejee
namastejee namastejee eeee


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 :

4706 Post No. : 16410

After about 8 transfers in different states on promotions, I was promoted further and brought to our Head office in Bombay ( it had yet to become Mumbai). I settled down here for good. The year was 1983. While going to the office everyday, I used to see a beautiful Housing society at the corner of Versova Road and Juhu Road junction. The society’s name was ” Karachi Residents’ society-No.4″. I was very curious about this name. On one Sunday, while returning from a friend’s house, I stopped my car near this society, I saw a middle-aged person coming out of the gate. I stopped him and enquired. From what he told me, I gathered that this was a society of those people who lived in Karachi, before the Partition. He further enlightened me that there were 5 such societies in Bombay and there was also a “Lahore Residents’ Society ” which too had 5 numbers. People who fled from Karachi and Lahore at the time of Partition still loved their original abode !

Later I read somewhere that there was a Bombay Residents’ Society in Karachi also ! So the attachments were on both sides !! Partition not only divided the Country in 1947 but also affected the Film industry badly on both sides. Few days ago I was reading a book “Mourning the Nation – Indian cinema in the wake of Partition” written by Bhaskar Sarkar. Then I remembered those societies. Today, those society buildings have been pulled down and new buildings have come up, with different new names. However, a closer look shows older names mentioned in small letters in brackets on the new name boards.

According to the book, Indian film industry lost some Gems, but Pakistan was not in a position to do justice to these Gems, as their film industry was in doldrums. Everything had to be started all over again. Till that time the artistes had to wait. Problem in India was the void created by the exit of artistes, but this was easily done by a strong reserve available, waiting in the wings for opportunities. This was the second line. The problem in Pakistan was having to establish the infrastructure itself plus financers for the film production, since the economy was yet to develop.

In undivided India, Lahore (then in the Punjab) was important as a showbiz centre. It was an established film-making centre. The first Talkie film ever to be made in a Lahore studio was Heer Ranjha-1932 and thereafter many Urdu and Punjabi films were produced from Lahore every year. The partition of India into two independent states – India and Pakistan, caused irreparable damage to film production in Lahore. Most of Lahore’s film producers were Hindus and as the city fell on the side of the Islamic state of Pakistan, they migrated to India. This deprived Lollywood, as Lahore is referred to in film circles, of much needed investment and expertise in film production and distribution. Many talented actors and musicians from Punjab and Sindh area tried their luck in the Cine Industry at Lahore. Nevertheless, the biggest centre of film production was Bombay and it was every aspiring artiste’s dream to go to Bombay and shine there.

The film activity at Lahore increased considerably in the early 40s in terms of film production and Music. Those days many actors and musicians shifted their base to Bombay from Lahore, Calcutta and other places too.

The list of such people is very long, but it will suffice to mention some well known names-
Noorjehan, Pran, Saigal, Prithwiraj Kapoor, Shyam, Dilip Kumar, Surinder, Karan Dewan, Dev Anand, Balraj Sahni, Singer Khursheed, Mumtaz Shanti, Veena, Begum Para, Meena Shorey, Suraiya, Manorama, Kamini Kaushal, Shyama(Khursheed Akhtar), A R Kardar, M Sadiq, Suresh(Nazim Ahmed), Amar, Chetan Anand, Zande Khan, Ghulam Hyder, Pt.Amarnath and his brothers Husnlal-Bhagatram, Hansraj Behl, S.Mohinder, Firoz Nizami, Khursheed Anwar, Khayyam, Vinod, Shyamsunder, Kidar Sharma, Krishna Chander, O P Dutta, Saadat Hasan Manto, Qamar Jalalabadi, D N Madhok, Tanvir Naqvi, Prem Dhawan etc etc. Many of the actors and producers used to shuttle between Lahore and Bombay for their work.

And when the PARTITION took place in 1947, in the communal frenzy, polarisation of artistes took place. Some Hindus shifted to Bombay and Some Muslims left for Lahore.

At the actual time of Partition some Indian artists were in Lahore for film work. They were B R Chopra, Ramanand Sagar, I S Johar, Gulshan Rai, Omprakash, Jeevan, O P Nayyar, Rajinder Singh Bedi, Naqsh Lyallpuri, Surinder and Prakash Kaur Manorama and Pushpa Huns. They all left Lahore hurriedly and reached Bombay Safely.

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

Same way many artists from Bombay left for Lahore and ALL of them reached safely. some of the Directors who migrated to Pakistan were-

Syed Shaukat Hussain Rizvi, S M Yousuf, Najam Naqvi, Munshi Dil, Nakshab Jarachavi, M Sadiq, Zia Sarhadi, Sibtain Fazli(of Fazli Brothers), S T Zaidi , Zahoor Raja, Wali saheb, A R Kardar,Nazir,W Z Ahmed,Masood Pervez, Shareef Nayyar,Luqmaan, Dawood Chaand, Rakhan, Nusrat Mansoori, M H Qasim, Roop K Shorey, Butt Kasher, Barkat Mehra and Manto.

Some of the Actors/actresses were- Nazeer, Sadiq Ali, Masood, Sudhir, Santosh, Ratan Kumar, Najmul Hussain, Suresh and Nasir khan(both came back to India later), Sh.Mukhtar, M.Ismail, Ajmal, Gulam Mohd, Kumar, Ghori, Majeed, Shahnawaz, Himalayawala, Shyam Kumar, Allauddin, Shah Shikarpuri, Charlie, Nazar Faizi Noorjehan, Meena Shorey, Khursheed, Zeenat Begum, Asha Posley, Najma, Kalawati, Rehana, Swarnalata, Ragini, Bibbo, Renuka Devi, Geeta Nizami, Maya Devi etc.

Some from the music field were- Khursheed Anwar, Inayat Hussain, Rafiq gaznavi, G A Chisti, Ghulam Hyder, Firoz Nizami, Nissar Bazmi, Nashaad, Tufail Faruqi, Tanvir Naqvi, Faiyaz Hasmi, Iqbal Bano, Premlata,Khursheed,Zeenat Begum,Shevan Rizvi,Rasheed Atre,Fateh Ali khan,Babul etc.

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

There were 2 types of people who migrated-

1. Those who had achieved their peaks already in India and
2. Those who had just started their careers.

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

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

The unfortunate ones were-some of them- Meena Shorey, Ratan Kumar, M Sadiq, Charlie, Ghori, Kumar, Shaikh Mukhtar, Najmul Hussain, Neena, Kalavati, Maya devi, Gulam Hyder, Nashaad, Premlata etc.

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

(Notes- 1.All lists are only indicative and not exhaustive
2.Migrants means between 1947 to 1970 period.)

About two years ago, there was a fruitful discussion on my Facebook page about Partition effects on Film industry in India and Pakistan. Many senior experts (from US and UK too !) participated and some more new information came out of this discussion…..

The rioting of 1947 set in motion irreversible, irrevocable migration. B R. Chopra and I S Johar were planning films in a big way in Lahore but had to run for their lives. Ramanand Sagar left in July, as did Gulshan Rai. Character actor Om Prakash (of Fateh Din fame, an all-time favourite skit relayed for years by Radio Lahore), comedian-bad man Jeevan and many others also left Lahore for Bombay. O P Nayyar recorded his immortal song Priyatam Aan Milo/ Dukhia Jiya Bullai, Aan Milo at the His Master’s Voice studio in Lahore. He left Lahore only in 1948 when it became clear that people with the wrong religion were not going to return to their homes on either side of the Punjab. Writer Rajinder Singh Bedi escaped, sitting on top of a railway carriage carrying loads of Hindus and Sikhs out of Lahore. Song-writer Naqsh Lyallpuri began his literary career in Lahore as a journalist but had to leave in 1947. Punjabi singers Surinder Kaur and Prakash Kaur, and Pushpa Hans also left Lahore.

Migration in the other direction also took place. Nazir and his wife Swarnlata, Noorjahan and her husband Shaukat Husain Rizvi, character actor Alauddin and many others headed for Lahore. Manto came in January 1948, music directors Ghulam Haider and Khurshid Anwar followed some years later and director M. Sadiq probably in 1969 or 1970. Meena Shorey, Khurshid and Mumtaz Shanti also immigrated to Lahore. Some Pakistani actors in Lahore continued to use Hindu filmic names. Santosh Kumar (Musa Raza) and Sudhir (Shah Zaman), the two most famous heroes of the 1950s and 60s followed such practice. On both sides, initially considerable goodwill existed between the two film communities.

Some families were divided. Thus for example, while Nazir Ahmed khan shifted to Lahore, his nephew K. Asif stayed on in Bombay. Kardar stayed on but his brother Nusrat Kardar and son Rauf Kardar returned to Lahore. While Suraiya, her mother and grandmother settled in Bombay, many of her other relatives shifted to Lahore. Rafi stayed on to reign supreme in Bombay while his parents and siblings were in Lahore.

There were some cross-religion marriages that created peculiar challenges. Raj Kapoor’s maama (maternal uncle) Mr Mehra married a Muslim actress Anwari, converted to Islam and stayed in Lahore. A unique case of reverse migration took place as well: poet Sahir Ludhianvi (Abdul Hai) left Lahore for India.

Luckily,except for few like Noorjehan, Khursheed Anwar and some others, the well established Muslim artistes like Rafi, Talat, Shamshad, Naushad and hundreds of others chose to remain in India. They prospered here and became popular in Pakistan as well.

After partition,this turmoil subsided after a short period in India and it was business as usual here, while in Lahore, Pakistan had to build up from scratch, but the Film Industry there too stabilised in a few years’ time. The base of Film industry in Pakistan was built by people who migrated from India. Migration from India to Pakistan continued till about 1970 for the pre-partition artistes. In fact till about 1965 there was an exchange of artistes from both sides to work in other countries, but after the 65 war, this working stopped almost completely.

Music Directors who left India after Partition had done a very good job here. Composers like Nissar Bazmi and Feroz Nizami became exceptionally successful in Pakistan, but Nashad, Rafiq Ghaznavi and others were not successful to that extent. Khursheed Anwar, a very highly respected composer here remained a father figure even in Pakistan.

Partition did a lot of damage to both countries and the film industry. With so many artistes leaving at a time surely affected the filmdom, but it also opened up new avenues for new singers and new blood composers.

Despite all this in the Partition year – 1947 saw making of a Record number of films in India – 181 (this record remained till 1985). Of course most films were made in a hurry to complete before the deadline of August-1947. Still, even in these circumstances also some very good, meaningful, milestone and musical films were made in 1947, like… Aaj aur Kal (the first Sci Fi film), Bhakta Dhruv, Dard, Do Bhai, Elan, Jugnu, Leela, Meera, Meerabai, Mirza Sahiban, Natak, Parwana, Shehnai, Sindoor etc.etc.

Today’s song is from one of the unknown films of 1947 – Bela. The only noteworthy point about this film was, it was the first ever film of Zohrabai, where she sang all the 10 songs of the film. The other film surpassing this record was film Meerabai – 47, where Sitara Kanpuri sang all the 13 songs of the film. However even this record was broken in 1947 itself when M. S. Subbulakshmi sang all 17 songs of her film Meera-1947. As far as I remember this record is yet unbeaten.

Bela-47 was made by Ranjit Cinetone. It was directed by Chaturbhuj Doshi and the MD was Bulo C Rani. The film had 10 songs. 9 songs are already discussed. Today’s song is the last 10th song and the film says YIPPEE. I was given this song by Abhay Jain ji of US, but it was a slightly short one. Sadanand Kamath ji found another version song which was longer and uploaded it for me. I thank both of them.


Song- Peepal ke patve se chikni meri gori re (Bela)(1947) Singers- A R Oza, Zohrabai Ambalewaali, Lyricist- D N Madhok, MD- Bulo C Rani

Lyrics

peepal ke patve se chikni meri gori re
chanda se pyaara mera baalmaa ho
chanda se pyaara mera baalmaa ho

peepal ke patve se chikni meri gori re
chanda se pyaara mera baalmaa ho
chanda se pyaara mera baalmaa ho

torey nainon mein chhoti si duniya basaayi hai
gham e aasha umang sang naachne ko aayi hai
torey nainon mein chhoti si duniya basaayi hai
gham e aasha umang sang naachne ko aayi hai
meri umang meri chhoti si gori re
mera sahaara mera baalmaa ho
meri umang meri chhoti si gori re
mera sahaara mera baalmaa ho
chanda se pyaara mera baalmaa ho

peepal ke patve se chikni meri gori re
chanda se pyaara mera baalmaa ho
chanda se pyaara mera baalmaa ho

pyaar ke phool mein balma kaante lage hain
lag na jaaye
pyaar ke phool mein balma kaante lage hain
lag na jaaye
dekho ulfat ke pehloo mein furkat chhupi hai
wo din na aayen
dekho ulfat ke pehloo mein furkat chhupi hai
wo din na aayen
kehti rahoon
kit dhoondhoon kit jaaun re
kehti rahoon
kit dhoondhoon kit jaaun re
mera to haal mere baalmaa ho
chanda se pyaara mera baalmaa ho

peepal ke patve se chikni meri gori re
chanda se pyaara mera baalmaa ho
chanda se pyaara mera baalmaa ho


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Today’s song is from the movie ‘Saathi-1946’.

‘Saathi-1946’ was directed by M. Sadiq for ‘Central Studios, Bombay’. It had Mehtab, M. Ismail, Sadiq Ali, Jyoti, Badri Prasad, Gulab, Majid, Latika and others.

This movie had eight songs penned by Wali Sahab and composed by Gulshan Safi.

HFGK Vol-II (1941-1950) lists the songs of this movie as given below;

S.No. Song Title Singer/s Posted on
01 O pardesi raja aa jaa Shamshad Begam
02 Woh nazron mein samaate jaa rahe hain G.M. Durrani 05.05.2019
03 Aankhon se bahe jaate hain armaan hamaare Zohrabai
04 Haaye main haar gayi, bholey piyaa Zohrabai
05 Duniya basant ka mela, kyun murakh phire akela Shamshad, Rafiq Ghazanvi
06 Kiski yaad sataaye baalam, kiski yaad sataaye Jyoti
07 Dukhiya ki bhi sun lo bhagwaan tumhi ho Shamshad Begam
08 Aabaad kabhi honge na barbaad e zamaana Shamshad Begam

So far, only one song from this movie has been posted. That song is Woh nazron mein samaate jaa rahe hain which was presented by our respected Arun Kumar ji with detailed information about artists involved in the making of this movie and also some of the actors and actresses of this movie.

I would request our readers to visit this interesting post here.

The second song from this movie, being presented here, is sung by Zohrabai Amablewali. It is composed by Gulshan Soofi. Lyrics are written by Wali Sahab.

The movie has six more songs left and they all seem to be available on line.

let us now enjoy today’s song …

Audio

Song-Aankhon se bahe jaate hain armaan hamaare (Saathi)(1946) Singer-Zohrabai Ambalewaali, Lyrics-Wali Sahab, MD-Gulshan Soofi
Zohrabai +Chorus

Lyrics

Aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
Aa aa
aa aa aa aa

Aankhon se bahe jaate hain
Aankhon se bahe jaate hain
Armaan hamaare
Armaan hamaare
Rote huye jaate hain ye
Rote huye jaate hain ye
Mehmaan bichaare
Mehmaan bichaare
Aankhon se bahe jaate hain
Hansti huyi basti ko jo
Ujde huye dekha
Hansti huyi basti ko jo
Ujde huye dekha
Aa aa
Rote hain gale chaand se
Rote hain gale chaand se
Mil mil ke sitaare
Mil mil ke sitaare
Mehmaan bichaare
Mehmaan bichaare
Aankhon se bahe jaate hain
Armaan hamaare
Armaan hamaare

Manzil ki garaz hamko
Na saahil ki tamanna
Manzil ki garaz hamko
Na saahil ki tamanna
Ab chhod diya naav ko
Ab chhod diya naav ko
Toofaan ke sahaare
Toofaan ke sahaare
Armaan hamaare ae ae
Armaan hamaare
Rote huye jaate hain ye
Rote huye jaate hain ye
Mehmaan bichaare
Mehmaan bichaare
Aankhon se bahe jaate hain


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