Fading Memories…. Unforgettable Songs: October, 2016

Our October, 2016 episode of ‘Fading Memories, Unforgettable Songs’ has been carved out from the posts published on Atul’s Songs a Day which Samir Dholakia has been recommending to me over last few months.

Each of the post has its own interesting narrative. I have picked up only a key part from that narrative here. As our basic purpose is to bring up the songs that seem to have receded from the memory, our focus here would be the song that has geminated that post. A link to the original post has been maintained for the reader of this episode to whet the urge to read the whole of the original post.

Aayi atariya pe sone na sone diya – Sadanand Kamath builds up the post with a questionWhat is the main feature in three sets of songs given below?

1(i). do dilon ko ek dil milaakar banaana yaad hai – Kamala (1946)

(ii). kat rahi hai bekasi mein har ghadi tere baghair – Deewaana (1947)

2(i). wo dekho udhar chaand nikla gagan mein – Roopkumari (1956)

(ii). nigaahon mein tum ho khayaalon mein tum ho – Jaadoo Nagri (1961)

(iii). ye tan man watan par nichhawar karenge – Kunwaari (1966)

3(i). aaj mausam ki masti mein gaaye pawan – Banarasi Thug (1962)

(ii). ek chameli ke mandve tale – Cha Cha Cha (1964)

To get the answer, one needs to listen to these songs. Resultantly you will observe that all individual song in these sets have been composed, more or less, on the same tune.

The 4th in the set of songs of the repeat tune is –

Aayi Atariya Pe Sone Na Sone Diya – Mehmaan (1942) – Shamim – Khemchand Prakash – D N Madhok.

Khemchand Prakash subsequently used more or less the same tune after two years for Teri Pi Pi Ke Pukaaron Ne Dil Loot Liya in ‘Bhanwraa’ (1944) – Ameerbai Karnataki.

Balam Harjaai, Jaavo Ji Main To Preet Kiye Pachhtaai – By Sadanand Kamath

The music director was none other than Mohammed Shafi. Mohammed Shafi has been associated with Hindi film industry since 1937 and his first film as an independent music director was ‘Haqdaar’ (1946). ….It is said that the entire music of ‘Sohni Mahiwal’ (1958) was composed by him. Naushad was sick during this period and did not attend even one recording. “Do Hanson Ka Joda” and “Dhoondho Dhoondho Re Saajna” in  ‘Ganga Jamuna’ (1961) were his creations.  The song that is presented here  was the only song Mohammad Shafi has also sung for Hindi film.

Balam Harjai, Jaavo Ji Main To Preet Kiye Pachhtaai – Shikarpuri  (1947) – Razia Begum, Mohammed Shafi – Mohammed Shafi – A Shah Aziz

Jhoolo jhoolo pyaar hindoleby Sadanand Kamath

One of Lata Mangeshkar’s rare songs of the late 40s, which she sang with Balakram.

Jhoolo Jhoolo Pyaar Hindole  – Hamaari Kahaani (1948)(UR) – Lata Mangeshkar, Balakram – Hemant Kedar

Na kisi ki aankh ka noor hoon – Sadanand Kamath

It is interesting to note that ‘Laal Qila’ (1960) was not the first film in which the ghazal ‘Na Kisi Ki Aankh Ka Noor Hoon’ was used.

Na Kisi Ki Aankh Ka Noor Hoon – Toote Taare(1948)-Rajkumari – Shaukat Dehlvi (a.k.a. Nashaad) – Muztar Khairabadi

Ho itne bade bhagwaan dilaa de makaan by Arunkumar Deshmukh

The article briefly traces the history of association of Paul Zils(1), who made a debut in Hindi Film World with this film. Like several other Germans who were very actively involved with Hind films around the WWII times, Paul Zils directed three Dev Anand films, according to documents – Hindustan Hamara-50 and Zalzala-52 are found in HFGK, but the third film called “Shabash”, though listed in 1949, gives no details, except the film name.

Vasant Desai has composed this lengthy song in two parts:

Ho Itne Bade Bhagwan Dila De Makaan  -Hindustan Hamaara (1950)  – Surendra, Mohammad Rafi,Premnath -Vasant Desai – Dewan Sharar

Aisi chot jiyaa ne khaayi – Sadanand Kamath

‘Nirmohi’ (1952) had not one but 6 Lata Mangeshkar songs (out of 8 songs), that too all solos. The other two have been Lalit Mohan – a name that most of us would not have heard.

Aisi Chot  Jiya Ne Khaayee  – Nirmohi (1952) -Lalit Mohan – Madan Mohan -P N Rangeen

The other one – Yeh Suhana Sama   – is listed as duet of Lalit Mohan and Kavita. It seems the soft link to this song has not yet been established,

Do bol tere meethhe meethhe – Arunkumar Deshmukh

There were just 7 songs in the film, but 7 lyricists wrote one song each, In this song music director Mohammad Shafi has made use of Chorus very cleverly. The chorus gives a sort of lift to the song.

Do Bol Tere Meethe Meethe – Daara (1953) – Hemant Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar – Mohammad Shafi – Madhup Sharma

In Bhaj man narayan narayan, Arun Kumar Deshmukh has presented several anecdotes how many ambitious and daring people accidently acquired new skills and then went on become very wel known names in the respective field….. in the present case, the film is directed by Vithaldas Panchotiya, who also acted in the film. Vithaldas is yet another example of an All- rounder in films. He has been a Producer, Director, story writer, dialogue writer, screenplay writer, lyricist, Singer, Music Director and God knows what else!

Bhaj Man Narayan Narayan – Bhaagwat Mahima (1955) -Hemant Kumar -Hemant Kumar-Pt Madhur

In Mera Bhola Balam Ji Ki Batiyaan Ho Ram Kasam Na Jaane, Sudhir Kapoor has presented a poem that contains 22, yes, twenty two, songs of Mubarak Begum. And here is the 23rd one –

Mera Bhola Balam Ji Ki Batiyaan Ho Ram Kasam Na Jaane –Kundan (1955) – Mubarak Begum – Ghulam Mohammad – Shakeel Badayuni

Ja Re Chandr’ Jaa Re Chandr’ Aur Kahin Jaa Re by Bharat Upadhyay

Music director Roshan (another great MD) wrote somewhere about this song:

“Sublime, magical, spellbinding… and divine, these are some of the words that come to mind for this masterpiece. What a wonderful gift to the listeners from Lataji, Sudhir Phadke, and Pt. Narendra Sharma. Lataji has done complete justice to the words so characteristic of songs based on Krishna and virah ras and to SP’s delicate tune.”

Ja Re Chandr’ Jaa Re Chandr’ Aur Kahin Jaa Re  – Sajni (1956)  – Lata Mangeshkar – Sudhir Phadke  – Pt Narendra Sharma

Jaata kahaan hai parwaane – Sadanand Kamath has presented one of Suman Kalyanpur’s rare and an unusual song which amply manifests that if she was given an opportunity, she would have proved her versatility in her singing.

Jaata Kahaan Hai Parwaane – Mr Q (1958) -Suman Kalyanpur-Manohar Arora – Shyam Sarhadi

Do Nain, Bechain – Sudhir Kapoor does as many summersaults and makes us do the same too. At the end he has landed upon this as much unique combination of music director and song writer – Laxmikant Pyarelal and Asad Bhopali

Do Nain, Bechain – Boxer (1965) – Lata Mangeshkar – Laxmikant Pyaarelal – Asad Bhopali

Before we end our present episode, here is a post, Tumhin Se Hui Hai Shuru Aur Tumhin Pe Sanam Khatm Hogi Kahaani Hamaari – by Sudhir Kapoor – that has presented one of the two solos that Mohammad Rafi sings in the film out of the total six songs.

Tumhin Se Hui Hai Shuru Aur Tumhin Pe Sanam Khatm Hogi Kahaani Hamaari – Mera Dost (1967) – Laxmikant Pyaarelal – Anand Bakshi

And the other one of the two solos is our addition to the icing on the cake –

Aye Dost Kisi Roz Pachchatayega

And to the end the episode we have Aji mat poochho kuchh baat college albeli by Arunkumar Deshmukh.  The specialty of the song lies in Rafi himself appearing on screen singing his lines. Rafi sang on silver screen on few films like, Shahjehan-46, Jugnu-47 and Samaj ko badal dalo-47.

Aji Mat Poochho Kuchh Baat College Albeli –  Samaj Ko Badal Dalo (1947) – Arunkumar Mukherji, Mohammad Rafi, Manna Dey – Khemchand Prakash

YT has one more link, but unfortunately that also does not have a supporting video.

If you have songs to share, you are most heartily welcome…..