MUMBAI – MAHARASHTRA – INDIA DECEMBER 06 , 2012 11.30 P.M.
Today sitting in the office of my acting institute in Mumbai , I was going through some old issues of Screen . Suddenly I saw an article and came to know that the iconic film ” Baiju Bawra “ is now 60 years old . It was released in 1952 . It is the same year when I was born .
When I started following Hindi film songs in 1967 , I heard some of the songs of the film ” Baiju Bawra ” . In 1967 during my High School days , I didn’t know either Meena Kumari or Bharat Bhushan , the protagonists of ” Baiju Bawra ” . I was not even aware of Naushad or Shakeel Badayuni also , who gave music and wrote lyrics of the film respectively . I simply knew Lata Mangeshkar and Mohammad Rafi , the singers of the film .
After passing High School from the Government Inter College , Deoria , I went to Government Inter College , Allahabad for intermediate in July 1967 . It was in Allahabad that I started following films religiously . There I watched ” Baiju Bawra “ and became aware of Meena Kumari and Bharat Bhushan . I became aware of the legendary status of Naushad and about the good work of lyricist Shakeel Badayuni .
Earlier I had heard the songs of ” Baiju Bawra “ but after watching the film , I started appreciating them in a more positive way . Mohammad Rafi’s ” O Duniya Ke Rakhwale ……… ” and ” Man Tadpat Hari Darshan Ko Aaj ……….. “ were my favourites and they still have same sway over me . They are my perennial favourites . ” Tu Ganga Ki Mauj , Main Jamuna Ka Dhara ……….. “ is hugely popular even today .
Meena Kumari and Bharat Bhushan were not stars when this film was made with them . Naushad , Lata Mangeshkar and Mohammad Rafi were the only known names and they were the only stars of this non – star cast film . Music of the film was hit and is still remembered by all the connoisseurs of Hindi films .
|1.||“Tu Ganga Ki Mauj” (Raga Bhairavi)||Mohammad Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar|
|2.||“Aaj Gawat Man Mero Jhoomke” (Raga Desi)||Ustad Amir Khan, D. V. Paluskar|
|3.||“O Duniya Ke Rakhwale” (Raga Darbari)||Mohammad Rafi|
|4.||“Door Koi Gaye” (Raga Des)||Lata Mangeshkar, Shamshad Begum and chorus|
|5.||“Mohe Bhool Gaye Sanwariya” (Raga Bhairav with traces of Raga Kalingda)||Lata Mangeshkar|
|6.||“Jhoole Mein Pawan Ki Aai Bahar” (Raga Pilu)||Mohammad Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar|
|7.||“Man Tarpat Hari Darsan Ko Aaj” (Raga Malkauns)||Mohammad Rafi|
|8.||“Bachpan Ki Muhabbat” (Based on Maand)||Lata Mangeshkar|
|9.||“Insaan Bano” (Raga Todi)||Mohammad Rafi|
|10.||“Tori Jai Jai Kartar” (Raga Puriya Dhanashree)||Ustad Amir Khan|
|11.||“Langar Kankariya Ji Na Maro” (Raga Todi)||Ustad Amir Khan, D. V. Paluskar|
|12.||“Ghanana Ghanana Ghana Garjo Re” (Raga Megh)||Ustad Amir Khan|
|13.||“Sargam” (Raga Darbari)||Ustad Amir Khan|
This Vijay Bhatt directed film ran for 100 weeks and created history . It is so heartening to note that ” Baiju Bawra “ is now 60 years old and for a film connoisseur like me its magic refuses to fade away even after so many years .
As an acting trainer , its my job to make my students aware of these iconic films and I do it regularly in my acting class in Mumbai .
I , on behalf of all the students and staff of my acting school Vidur’s Kreating Charakters , express my happiness on this historic day .
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