THE MAGIC OF MADHUBALA

THE MAGIC OF MADHUBALA:

In the short time that she ruled the silver screen in India, Madhubala achieved the kind of iconic status that many actors can only dream of. Often compared to another ethereal beauty, Marilyn Monroe, who also died young, hers was a life full of great professional highs but also many personal lows. The magic of Madhubala continues to enthral cinema lovers all over the world. She would have been 83 today. On her birth anniversary, here's a pictorial journey of Madhubala's life and times.
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THE MAGIC OF MADHUBALA:

The turning point came when she played a role opposite Raj Kapoor in Neel Kamal (1947). Though the film was not commercially successful, she was noticed for her performance. It was after this film that Mumtaz changed her name to Madhubala.

THE MAGIC OF MADHUBALA:


MOVIE : MAHAL 1949
SINGER: LATA MANGESHKAR
MUSIC : KHEMCHAND PRAKASH
LYRICS: NAKSHAB

1) AAYEGA AAYEGAA AANEWALA
http://www.mastimag.com/download.php?song_id=35208

2)THE VIDEO: AAYEGA AAYEGA AANEWALA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e24S6d4e3QA

Khaamosh hai zamaanaa, chup chup hain sitaare
The world is still, the stars are quiet
Aaraam se hai duniyaa, bekal hai dil ke maare
The world is content, but the lovers are restless
Aise mein koii aahat, is tarah aa rahii hai
In this stillness, I am startled with a subtle sound
Jaise ki chal rahaa hai, man mein koii hamaare
It seems that some one is walking within my heart
Yaa dil dhadak rahaa hai, ik aas ke sahaare
Or is it the sound of my heartbeat, which is beating in hope that

Aayega aayega aayega
Some one will come
Aayega aane waala, aayega aayega aayega
The one who must come, will come(my lover)

(Deepak bagair kaise parwaane jal rahe hain)2
How is it that moths are burning without a flame(how does one feel restless without a reason)
(Koi nahin chalata, aur teer chal rahe hain)2
Eventhough no one is throwing the arrows, I can feel the pain
(How does one feel the pain of seperation without a lover)

(Tadpega koi kab tak beaas besahaare)2
How long should a helpless person suffer without a hope?
Lekin yeh keh rahe hain dil ke mere ishaare
But my hearts believes that ......

Aayega aayega aayega
The one I want is on his way

Aayega aane waala, aayega aayega aayega

(Bhatakthi hui jawaani manzil ko dhoondti hai)2
This beauty is desolate and wandering, looking for her destination
(Maajhi bagair nayya sahil ko dhoondti hai)2
Like a boat without a boatman is looking for the shore
(Kya jaane dil ki kashti kab tak lage kinaare)2
Who knows when the heart/boat will find the shore( my lover)
Lekin yeh keh rahe hain dil ke mere ishaare
But my heart believes that.....

Aayega aayega aayega
Some one will come
Aayega aane waala, aayega aayega aayega aayega
The one who must come will come.

Trans:Ranjana

THE MAGIC OF MADHUBALA:

Madhubala worked in as many as 24 films in the first four years of her career and co-starred with all the popular heroes of that time including Ashok Kumar, Raj Kapoor, Rehman, Pradeep Kumar, Shammi Kapoor, Dilip Kumar, Sunil Dutt and Dev Anand. She also worked with many top directors including Mehboob Khan (Amar), Guru Dutt (Mr & Mrs '55), Kamal Amrohi (Mahal) and K Asif (Mughal-e-Azam). She also ventured into production and made the film Naata (1955).

THE MAGIC OF MADHUBALA:

It was with the magnum opus Mughal-e-Azam (1960), in which she played the beautiful courtesan Anarkali, that Madhubala attained cult status. Barsaat Ki Raat, which released the same year, consolidated her position as a superstar. However her failing health did not allow her to enjoy her success.

THE MAGIC OF MADHUBALA:

Madhubala acted sporadically in a few movies through the 60s. Some of these, like Jhumroo (1961), Half Ticket (1962) and Sharabi (1964) did above average business at the box office. The others could not be completed due to her failing health.

THE MAGIC OF MADHUBALA:

Madhubala also attracted interest from Hollywood. She appeared in many American magazines such as Theatre Arts. In their August 1952 issue, Madhubala was featured in an extensive article with a full page photo. The piece was entitled: The Biggest Star in the World (And She's Not in Beverly Hills).

THE MAGIC OF MADHUBALA:

Ironically, the woman who was born on Valentine's Day and became India's sweetheart struggled to find true love all through her life. Director Kidar Sharma was among the first in Bollywood to woo her. But though she respected him as a filmmaker, young Madhubala never reciprocated Mr Sharma's ardour. She then reportedly had an affair with her Mahal director Kamal Amrohi, but broke up with him since he was already married and refused to divorce his wife.

THE MAGIC OF MADHUBALA:  

THE MAGIC OF MADHUBALA:  

She met her husband, actor and playback singer, Kishore Kumar during the filming of Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi (1958) and Jhumroo (1961). At the time, he was married to the Bengali singer and actress Ruma Guha Thakurta and an increasingly frail Madhubala was hoping to be treated abroad for the hole in her heart. In the face of vehement opposition from his parents, Kishore Kumar divorced his wife, converted to Islam and married Madhubala in 1960. However, Kishore Kumar's family refused to accept her and within a month of her wedding, Madhubala moved back to her own home because of tension in the Kumar household. They remained married but under great strain for the rest of Madhubala's life.

THE MAGIC OF MADHUBALA:  

Madhubala was born with a cardiac defect commonly known as a "hole in the heart." Her illness was kept a secret from the industry for many years and was first discovered when she coughed up blood on the sets of a film in 1950. In 1960, she sought treatment in London as her condition deteriorated. Madhubala finally succumbed to her illness and died on February 23, 1969, shortly after her 36th birthday.

THE MAGIC OF MADHUBALA:  

POPULAR SONGS OF MADHUBALA


MOVIE : MAHAL 1949
SINGER: LATA MANGESHKAR
MUSIC : KHEMCHAND PRAKASH
LYRICS: NAKSHAB

2) DILNE PHIR YAAD KIYA
http://www.mastimag.com/download.php?song_id=35204

2) THE VIDEO: DILNE PHIR YAAD KIYA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03Ce_iV22e4

(Dil ne phir yaad kiya bewafa laut bhi aa)2
My heart is remembering you again, O disloyal lover, please come back
(bewafa laut bhi aa) 2
O disloyal lover, please come back
Dil ne phir yaad kiya bewafa laut bhi aa
My heart is remembering you again, O disloyal lover, please come back

(Dil mein phir huuk utthi dil ka phir khoon hua)2
Again my heart experiences a piercing pain, again my heart is murdered
Dil ne phir yaad kiya bewafa laut bhi aa
My heart is remembering you again, O disloyal lover, please come back

Maine ek khwaab sa dekha tha jo poora na hua
I saw a dream which was left unfullfilled.
Mujhko duniya se shikayat hain na kismat se gila
I do not have any complaints from the world nor from my fate
(Aasra deke mohabbat ne mujhe luut liya) 2
The false promises of your love, ruined my life
Bewafa laut bhi aa
O disloyal lover, please come back

Dil ne phir yaad kiya bewafa laut bhi aa
My heart is remembering you again, O disloyal lover, please come back

Haai kya jal gaya seene se jo uthta hain dhuan
What has burnt that I see smoke originating from my heart
Darr hain iss aag mein jal jaaye na ulfat ka nasha
I am scared that this fire may not destroy the intoxication of love
(Roothne wale mohabbat ko musibat na bana)2
You,who is annoyed with me, please don't let love become a nusiance
(Bewafa laut bhi aa )2
O disloyal lover, please come back

Dil ne phir yaad kiya bewafa laut bhi aa
My heart is remembering you again, O disloyal lover, please come back
(bewafa laut bhi aa )2
O disloyal lover, please come back

Trans:Ranjana

THE MAGIC OF MADHUBALA:

POPULAR SONGS OF MADHUBALA


MOVIE : MUGHAL E AZAM 
SINGER: LATA MANGESHKAR
MUSIC : NAUSHAD
LYRICS: SHAKEEL BADAYUNI

3) PYAR KIYA TU DARNA KYA
http://www.mastimag.com/download.php?song_id=26079

3) THE VIDEO: PYAR KIYA TU DARNA KYA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdOS-0sIW-Y

Insaan Kisee Se Duniyaa Me Ek Baar Mohabbat Kartaa Hai
A Person In This World Love Some One Just Once
Is Dard Ko Lekar Jiitaa Hai, Is Dard Ko Lekar Martaa Hai
Lives With This Pain, Dies With This Pain

Pyaar kiya to darna kya, jab pyaar kiya to darna kya
Why should we be afraid to fall in love
Pyaar kiya koi chori nahin ki, pyaar kiya
We fell in love, we didn't commit any crime
Pyaar kiya koi chori nahin ki, chhup chhup aahein bharna kya
We fell in love, we didn't commit any crime,then why should we sigh in secret

Jab pyaar kiya to darna kya
Why should we be afraid to fall in love
Pyaar kiya to darna kya, jab pyaar kiya to darna kya
Why should we be afraid to fall in love

(Aaj kahenge dil ka fasaana, jaan bhi le le chaahe zamaana)2
We'll tell our tale this day even if the world demands our lives
Maut vohi jo duniya dekhe
real death is what is witnessed
Maut vohi jo duniya dekhe, ghut ghutkar yun marna kya
real death is what is witnessed by all, why should we suffocate in secrecy

Jab pyaar kiya to darna kya
Why should we be afraid to fall in love
Pyaar kiya to darna kya, jab pyaar kiya to darna kya
Why should we be afraid to fall in love


(Unki tamanna dil mein rahegi, shamma isi mehfil mein rahegi)2
This desire for my beloved will stay in my heart, this flame will burn for my beloved
Ishq mein jeena, ishq mein marna
to live for love , to die for love
Ishq mein jeena, ishq mein marna, aur hamein ab karna kya
to live and die for love is all that's left for us

Jab pyaar kiya to darna kya
Why should we be afraid to fall in love
Pyaar kiya to darna kya, jab pyaar kiya to darna kya
Why should we be afraid to fall in love


Chhup na sakega ishq hamaara, chaaron taraf hai unka nazaara
our love cannot be hidden, it's visible all around
Chhup na sakega ishq hamaara, chaaron taraf hai unka nazaara
our love cannot be hidden, it's visible all around

Parda nahin jab koi khuda se
when we are not hiding our love from God
Parda nahin jab koi khuda se, bandon se parda karna kya
when we are not hiding our love from God, why should
we hide our love from mankind


Jab pyaar kiya to darna kya
Why should we be afraid to fall in love

--CHORUS--
Pyaar kiya to darna kya, jab pyaar kiya to darna kya
Why should we be afraid to fall in love

--FEMALE--
Pyaar kiya koi chori nahin ki, chhup chhup aahein bharna kya
We fell in love, we didn't commit any crime,then why should we sigh in secret
Jab pyaar kiya to darna kya
Why should we be afraid to fall in love

Trans: Ranjana

Great Words:
Ishq mein jeena, ishq mein marna
to live for love , to die for love

Trans: Ranjana

THE MAGIC OF MADHUBALA:  

POPULAR SONGS OF MADHUBALA


MOVIE : MUGHAL E AZAM 
SINGER: LATA MANGESHKAR
MUSIC : NAUSHAD
LYRICS: SHAKEEL BADAYUNI

4) MOHABAT KI JHOOTI KAHANI PE ROYE
http://www.mastimag.com/download.php?song_id=26073

4) THE VIDEO: MOHABAT KI JHOOTI KAHANI 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rk2Tooe-CXo

Mohabbat Ki Jhooti Kahani Pe Roye
Let me cry on the false stories of love

Badi Chot Khai Javani Pe Roye, Javani Pe Roye
My youthfullness has been wounded, let me cry on it
Mohabbat Ki Jhootii Kahani Pe Roye
Let me cry on the false stories of love

Na Socha Na Samajha, Na Dekha Na Bhala
I didn't think nor did I understand or I considered
Teri Arazu Ne, Hameinn Maar Dala
Your desire is the one that killed me
Tere Pyar Ki Meharabani Pe Roye, Roye
Let me cry on the gratefullness of Your love
Mohabbat Ki Jhootii Kahani Pe Roye
Let me cry on the false stories of love

Khabar Kya Thi Honthon Ko Sina Padega
Who knew that we would be forced to sew up our heart
Mohabbat Chhupa Ke Bhi, Jina Padega
That we have to live after hiding our love
Jiye To Magar Zindagani Pe Roye, Roye
I lived, but I cried on life
Mohabbat Ki Jhooti Kahani Pe Roye
Let me cry on the false stories of love

Trans:

It is remembered when the shot was taken by K Asif, he had Madhubala in very old and torn clothing and in Chains for hours, so that she can feel the actual pains of the chain, Asifji, felt that in taking that shot, it will be a memorable one, and indeed it was, the rest is history, as the pains are manifested on the face of Madhu. Seeing the film certainly brought out  hankies in the cinemas.

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Mumbai's 'multi-story graveyard' desecrates film idol tombs

The tombs of some of Hindi cinema's biggest ex stars have been destroyed as the Juhu Muslim cemetery makes room for new internments

Mohammed Rafi grave
Fans who visit Mohammed Rafi's grave annually on his death anniversary have had to locate the coconut tree closest to where they remember his grave and pay their respects there.
Quite unceremoniously, the tombs of actress Madhubala, playback singer Mohammed Rafi, music composer Naushad and poet Sahir Ludhianvi have been demolished without the consent of their relatives, in order to make space for new corpses. The ground was leveled by filling in truckloads of soil three-feet high to create another layer of graves. 

The Muslim burial ground located opposite Juhu Garden is a historical site of sorts, given that artistes like Rafi, Madhubala, Naseem Bano, Ludhianvi, Naushad, Ali Sardar Jafri, Khwaja Ahmed Abbas, Jan Nisar Akhtar, Talat Mahmood and Parveen Babi are, or were, interred there.

The process began five years ago, but was brought to the attention of the Economic Times, following the latest celebrity burial of Aamir Khan’s father Tahir Hussain on February 3 whose fresh grave is on the new second tier. 

Already Mumbai's graves are starting to sound like parking lots.

"Once a corpse enters these gates it becomes our property," Asgar Ali, president of the Muslim Majlis, which manages the burial ground said, defending the trust's actions as within Islamic law. "Moreover, there is an acute shortage of space since the Muslim population in the area is expanding and everyone wants to be buried in our graveyard given how clean and high-profile it is."

Trust secretary Qayyum Khan adds, "Every Muslim is equal before God; no concessions can be made for artistes and celebrities. We are forced to turn over the graves each year due to shortage of space."

The Muslim burial ground located opposite Juhu Garden is a historical site of sorts, given that artistes like Rafi, Madhubala, Naseem Bano, Sahir Ludhianvi, Naushad, Ali Sardar Jafri, Khwaja Ahmed Abbas, Jan Nisar Akhtar, Talat Mahmood and Parveen Babi are, or were, interred there.

Prashad posted:

These are some of the greatest indian cultural icons. Their graves should be protected by the state.

The Muslim burial ground located opposite Juhu Garden is a historical site of sorts, given that artistes like Rafi, Madhubala, Naseem Bano, Sahir Ludhianvi, Naushad, Ali Sardar Jafri, Khwaja Ahmed Abbas, Jan Nisar Akhtar, Talat Mahmood and Parveen Babi are, or were, interred there.

Their memories and their legacy of songs and lyrics, (poems) are still with us to cherished.

Prashad posted:

I just don't get it. How can such beautiful women like Madhubala and Parveen Babi not find true love and died alone.

Indeed you are correct, they were all beautiful women,
Maybe if you were a guy like Kishore Kumar, (did you know that he married three beauty queens and Madhubala was one of them?  

THE LOVE AFFAIR BETWEEN DILIP AND MADHUBALA

She was called the Venus of Indian cinema. He was one of the trio (Raj-Dilip-Dev) that ruled Indian cinema for a couple of decades. Madhubala  and Dilip Kumar's love story. Both were Pathan Muslims, both at the peak of their careers, their ages were compatible and, most important, each was single and uncommitted. Ostensibly, there was nothing to stop them from getting married.

Madhubala, who was to appear in Jwar Bhata, in which Dilip Kumar  was playing the lead role. She was unable to work in the movie but this was the moment the youngster first set eyes on Dilip Kumar.

Madhubala and Dilip Kumar met seven years later on the sets of Tarana when she was eighteen years old.During the shooting she sent her hairdresser with a note written in Urdu together with a red rose asking him to accept it if he loved her, which intrigued and amused Dilip Kumar and naturally he accepted the rose.

THE LOVE AFFAIR BETWEEN DILIP AND MADHUBALA

Dilip Kumar, who set many a girl's heart aflutter with his slow smile and the quiet intensity of his eyes, was not the frivolous, flippant kind; he was drawn, on his part, to his lively and vivacious co-star of Tarana and it was the depth and seriousness of his feelings for her that made Premnath decide to step aside willingly and relinquish his own suit.

THE LOVE AFFAIR BETWEEN DILIP AND MADHUBALA

On the sets of Tarana Dilip Kumar and Madhubala are in a pretty garden (a studio set) enjoying each other's company when suddenly Anilda's dancing music intrudes. Talat throws in his ace with the opening line of the song - which essentially makes a long love story short. Madhubala looks blushed at first at this sudden out-burst of a song. But Lata enters through back door with  "chain kahaa.n mohe sajan saa.nvare" giving her a big encouragement - somuch as to look directly into the eyes of Dilip Kumar.

THE LOVE AFFAIR BETWEEN DILIP AND MADHUBALA

Her first movie with Dilip Kumar was Tarana (1951) and the pair hit it off onscreen as well as off screen. Next came 'Sangdil' (1952) another flop with Dilip Kumar and then Mahboob Khan's 'Amar' (1953) with a bold story line, which the audience couldn't accept. During this time she had an intimate relationship with Dilip. Fact it was widely believed that the stunning pair would eventually get married by this time the two were involved in an intimate relationship.

THE LOVE AFFAIR BETWEEN DILIP AND MADHUBALA

The early fifties were Madhubala's best years. She was rapturously and ecstatically in love and exuded happiness.

Recalling those days, Gulshan Ewing says she thrust on me the mantle of 'confidante'. Many were the whispered conversations she had with me, all rustling with the same rhythm -- Yusuf, Yusuf, Yusuf. She was so in love, the light leapt out and dazzled everyone. She would squeal when his name was mentioned, she would blush and perspire when his presence was imminent.'

Once, however, the bubbly actress' talent did not quite rise to the occasion. This was the time when, in her personal life, her love affair with Dilip Kumar was at its peak. She was shooting for Guru Dutt's Mr. and Mrs. 55 at Mehboob Studio. Abrar Alvi, the film's scriptwriter; narrates the incident, The scene to be shot had Lalita Pawar showing Madhubala a photograph of her husband in a compromising position with another woman. It was a ruse to make the heroine file for divorce. Since we didn't have the relevant photograph at the time of the shoot we borrowed a photograph of the same size, from Mehboob Khan's office, with the intention of inserting the right later on. Now, it so happened that the one we borrowed was a photograph of Dilip Kumar. When Madhu saw it she just refused to do the scene. 'I can't concentrate,' she pleaded. 'Please get another photograph.' No amount of cajoling helped. Ultimately, we had to do as she wished.

THE LOVE AFFAIR BETWEEN DILIP AND MADHUBALA

An emergency meeting was called including Kumar, Amrohi, the famous composer Naushad, and the film's new producer Shapurji. Surprisingly, all agreed to Attaullah Khan's terms--Dilip Kumar's voice reportedly being the loudest in support. Madhubala was signed on to play Anarkali.

During the making of Mughal-e-Azam, Dilip Kumar was in the habit of dropping by to see Madhubala even when he was not required for the day's shooting. He came on her sets and, if she was working, nothing was said. He stood watching; wordless glances were exchanged and he left, but his very presence was enough to transportMadhubala to a world of happiness. She looked forward to these few moments with all her heart, her eyes searching for him. When she saw him, her day was made.

THE LOVE AFFAIR BETWEEN DILIP AND MADHUBALA

Zulfikar Ali Bhutto was madly in love with Madhubala and some reports suggest, he even proposed to her, but she turned him down since she was already in love with Dilip Kumar.

The immensity of her affection seemed to permeate her whole being with a glow and radiance, prompting Film Indiato comment: 'Madhubala has found her soul at last in the company of Dilip Kumar.' Her moorings still intact, life moved on an even keel. Meetings with Dilip Kumar took place discreetly, well away from the public eye, at times in the homes of friends like Sushila Rani Patel, or K Asif and his wife Sitara Devi. According to Sitara: "They used to come over often. Asif and I used to go out so that they could have some privacy." 

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