THE MAGIC OF MADHUBALA

THE MAGIC OF MADHUBALA:


MOVIE : DULARI 1949
SINGER: LATA MANGESHKAR
MUSIC : NAUSHAD
LYRICS: SHAKEEL BADAYUNI

8) AYE DIL TUJHE KASAM HAI
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(Ai dil tujhe kasam hai,)2 tu, himmat na harana
O my heart please don't get discouraged
Din zindagi ke jaise bhi guzare guzaarana
However life unfolds embrace it and live your life

Ai dil tujhe kasam hai ...

(Ulfat ke raaste mein)2 (milenge hazaar gam)2
On the road of love you will encounter many sorrows
Ban jaaye jaan par bhi to (gam se na haarana)2
Even if you have to risk your life, don't accept defeat from the sorrows

Ai dil tujhe kasam hai ...

(Ai dil tujhe kasam hai)2 tu, himmat na harana
O my heart please don' t get discouraged
Din zindagi ke jaise bhi guzare guzaarana
However life unfolds, embrace it and live your life

Ai dil tujhe kasam hai ...

(Rone se kam na honge)2(kabhi teri mushkilen)2
Crying will not lessen your difficulties
Bigade hue naseeb ko (hans kar sanvaarana)2
When you are down on your luck, try to make the best with a smile

Ai dil tujhe kasam hai ...

(Ai dil tujhe kasam hai)2 tu, himmat na harana
O my heart please don' t get discouraged
Din zindagi ke jaise bhi guzare guzaarana
However life unfolds embrace it and live your life

Ai dil tujhe kasam hai ...

(Duniya sitam kare to)2 (na karana gila koi)2
If the world is cruel and causes pain, do not complain
Jo tere ho chuke hain tu (unako pukaarana)2
Those that are your own call out to them for help

Ai dil tujhe kasam hai ...

(Ai dil tujhe kasam hai)2 tu, himmat na harana
O my heart please don' t get discouraged
Din zindagi ke jaise bhi guzare guzaarana
However life unfolds, embrace it and live your life

Ai dil tujhe kasam hai ...

Trans:Ranjana

THE MAGIC OF MADHUBALA:

MOVIE : TARANA 1951
SINGER: LATA AND TALAT
MUSIC : ANIL BISWAS
LYRICS: PREM DHAWAN

9) SEENE MEIN SULAGTI HAIN ARMAAN
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Seene mein sulagte hain armaan aankho mein udaasi chhaayi hai
Desires kindle in the heart sorrow is entrenched in my eyes
Ye aaj teri duniya se hamein Taqdeer kaha le aayi hai
Today from your world where has fate brought me

Seene mein sulagte hain armaan

Desires kindle in the heart

Kuchh aankh mein aansoo baaki hain (Jo mere gham ke saathi hain) 2
Some tears in the eyes are still left the friends of my grief
(Ab dil hain na dil ke armaan hain)2 Bas main hu meri tanhaai hai
There is the heart but no desire of the heart just me and my lonliness

Seene mein sulagte hain armaan
Desires kindle in the heart

Na tujhse gila koyi hamko na koyi shikayat duniya se
I don't have to blame you no complaints to the world
(Do char kadam jab manzil thi)2Qismat ne thokar khayi hai
When the destination was four steps away fate has pushed me

Seene mein sulagte hain armaan
Desires kindle in the heart

Ek aisi aag lagi man mein jeene bhi na de marne bhi na de
Some type of fire was lit in my heart it won't let me live, it won't let me die
(Chup hu to kaleja jalta hai)2 Bolu to teri ruswaayi hai
If I am silent, my chest burns if I talk, then it will be your disgrace

Seene mein sulagte hain armaan
Desires kindle in the heart

Trans:Madhuri Dixit

THE MAGIC OF MADHUBALA

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MOVIE : DULARI 1949
SINGER: LATA MANGESHKAR
MUSIC : NAUSHAD
LYRICS: SHAKEEL BADAYUNI

10) TAQDEER JAGA KAR AYEE HOON
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10) THE VIDEO: TAQDEER JAGA KAR AYEE HOON
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OooOoo
(Taqadeer Jaga Kar Aai Hoon)2
My fate has finally taken a turn for the better
Jaga Kar Aai Hoon
Main Ek Nai Duniya Basa Kar Laai Hoon
I have discovered a new world
Duniya Basa Kar Laai Hoon)2
I have discovered a new world

(Kise Dil Ka Sunaauun Fasaana Hooo
With Whom should I share the story of my heart
Aankh Milate Hi Badala Zamaana Zamaana Ho)2
As soon as I met my love, the world changed for me
Mere Honthon Pe Geet Kisi Ke
My lips are singing someone else's songs
Mere Geeton Mein Bol Kushi Ke
My songs reflect my happiness
Raseele Kuch Nagamein Chura Kar Laai Hoon
I have stolen these melodious songs
Nagamein Chura Kar Laai Hoon
I have stolen these melodious songs

Hooo........

(Hua Chupake Hi Chupake Ishaara Ho
We comminucated with subtle gestures
Mere Dil Ko Mila Ik Sahaara Sahaara Hooo)2
Finally my heart has some support now
Aai Mastaani Rut Alabeli
This time has a magical and intoxicated feel to it
Dil Becha Muhabbat Le Li
Gave my heart and recieved someone's love
Kisi Ko Is Dil Mein Chhupaakar Laai Hoon
I have hidden someone in my heart
Dil Mein Chhupaakar Laai Hoon
I have hidden someone in my heart

Hooo.......

Taqadeer Jaga Kar Aai Hoon
Taqadeer Jaga Kar Aai Hoon
My fate has finally taken a turn for the better
Jaga Kar Aai Hoon
Main Ek Nai Duniya Basa Kar Laai Hoon
I have discovered a new world
Duniya Basa Kar Laai Hoon

Trans:Ranjana

Madhubala's story in her sister's words

I had earlier written a post on Madhubala. Today I read her younger sister’s interview on rediff, where Madhur Bhushan (real name Zahida) discusses the three important relationships in Madhubala’s life: her Father, Dilip Kumar, and Kishore Kumar.

You then realize how egotistic and full of themselves the big stars have been.

Entry into movies:

My father, Ataullah Khan, was working in the Imperial Tobacco Company in Peshawar, Pakistan, when he lost his job and decided to come to Mumbai. Madhubala was seven at that time. Her real name was Mumtaz Begum. We called her Mazliappa, as she was the fifth child.

My father started looking for a job. He also took Madhubala to film studios. She got work in Basant (1942) at the age of nine. The leading lady’s name was Mumtaz Shanti, so Madhubala was called Baby Mumtaz, when she was a child actress.

She got her first break in Kirdar Sharma’s Neel Kamal. Kirdar’s wife was supposed to play the lead role but she passed away. As Madhubala knew the dialogues, she became a heroine at the age of 13. From this film onwards, she was credited as Madhubala. The film did not do well, but her work was appreciated.

Madhubala shot to fame in 1949 with Mahal. She was 16. At that time, no one realised that she was sick, not even my father. Madhubala was a healthy child, and very bubbly.

Her illness:

Madhubala first vomited blood when she was in Chennai shooting for S S Vassan’s Bahut Din Huwe (1954). She was treated, and she resumed shooting. Nobody thought she was sick until she fainted on J K Nanda’s sets while shooting with Raj Kapoor on Chalack (1957). The film never got completed. That’s when the doctor said that she had a hole in her heart. She was 24 then.

She was advised bed rest for three months, but after a month of rest, Madhubala resumed work. Looking at her, one would not say that she was sick. She, herself, was not ready to believe that she was sick.

Her last film was Mughal-E-Azam, which released in 1960. People think that she worked after that too, but that’s not true. She had completed all her films in the 10 years that it took for Mughal-E-Azam to be made.

Some movies released after she was bedridden but she was in no condition to work after Mughal-E-Azam. In fact, in some of the scenes, you will notice that she looks pale and sick.

Romance with Dilip Kumar:

The reason Madhubala broke up with Dilip Kumar was B R Chopra’s film Naya Daur, not my father.

Madhubala had shot a part of the film when the makers decided to go for an outdoor shoot to Gwalior. The place was known for dacoits, so my father asked them to change the location. They disagreed because they wanted a hilly terrain. So my father asked her to quit the film. He was ready to pay the deficit.

Chopra asked Dilip Kumar for help. Dilipsaab and Madhubala were engaged then. Dilipsaab tried to mediate but Madhubala refused to disobey her father.

Chopra’s production filed a case against her, which went on for a year. But this did not spoil their relationship.

Dilipsaab told her to forget movies and get married to him. She said she would marry him, provided he apologised to her father. He refused, so Madhubala left him. That one ‘sorry’ could have changed her life. She loved Dilipsaab till the day she died.

Marriage with Kishore Kumar:

When Madhubala fell sick and was planning to go to London for treatment, Kishore Kumar proposed marriage.

My father wanted her to wait and get a clean chit from the London doctors first. But Madhubala married Kishore Kumar out of stubbornness, and anger towards Dilipsaab. They got married in 1960. She was 27 years old.

Once the doctor gave his verdict — that she would not live for long — Kishorebhai brought her a house in Mumbai’s Carter Road and dumped her there alone, with a nurse and a driver. He would come once in about four months to see her. He did not take her phone calls. Kishorebhai was madly in love with Madhubala but once she returned from London, he dumped her. He was not a good husband.

Madhubala was very depressed because no one came to meet her. Once upon a time, she was hot property in the industry. But when she was bedridden and dying, not a single person met her. Also, she could no longer dress up. She was in night gowns most of the time. She died at the age of 36.

THE MAGIC OF MADHUBALA

Her bewitching eyes, gorgeous smile, mischievous glances and an effortless beauty that can bewitch you for life... yes we are speaking of yesteryear's actress, Madhubala! We just stumbled upon these beautiful and electrifying set of pictures which are photographs of Madhubala, photographed in her house / flat by James Burke for Life Magazine! These photos were taken in 1951 and Madhubala is a stunner in each and every single picture. Have a look and you'd know what we are talking about.

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Top Bollywood movies of actress Madhubala

 Top Bollywood movies of actress Madhubala

1. Mahal

This was the first super hit movie of Madhubala in lead roles at the age of 16 in the year 1949. Under Kamal Amrohi’s direction, Mahal movie of Bombay Talkies Studio paved the way for gothic fiction first time in India. Many female faces were screen tested for the coveted role and finally the fledgling Madhubala got selected backing down Suraiyya, the reigning

It is said that Madhubala upstaged this classic film’s experienced hero Ashok Kumar with her captivating appearance and act. The main setting of the movie is a haunted mansion where a lovely woman’s wandering soul follows a young man. Madhubala played the gorgeous spirit. The melodic song ‘Aayega aayega’ sung by Lata Mangeshkar and lip-synced by Madhubala also was a major factor behind its success. The film was a key in providing her stardom and popularity and making her a successful and illustrious actress of the1950s.

Top Bollywood movies of actress Madhubala

 

2. Dulari

Under the direction of Abdul Rasheed Kardar, movie Dulari got released in the same year when Madhubala was just 16. Naushad’s music direction was commendable. Madhubala as a gypsy girl named Dulari is the focus of the whole story. Her beauty fascinates two men and finally real love wins. The story discloses one more fact in the end; Dulari was not a gypsy, but the kidnapped child of a royal family. Madhubala enacted her role fabulously that made the movie another blockbuster.

Top Bollywood movies of actress Madhubala

Madhubala in Beqasoor movie

 

3. Beqasoor

In 1951, Madhubala’s innocent face got starred in the movie Beqasoor, directed by K Amarnath. The movie plot is the cross-fire of a deep-rooted sibling rivalry. Madhubala’s husband Ajith gets trapped in a corruption case falsely by his scheming brother and he again succeeds in making him believe that his wife’s character is bad. The young Madhubala could take the audience in her hands with her naiveté looks and act.

Top Bollywood movies of actress Madhubala

4. Tarana

This Hindi movie cast Madhubala and Dilip Kumar in the lead roles that opened the gateway for their love in real life. She acted in this movie in 1951 under the direction of Ram Daryani at the age of 18. It is said that Madhubala sent a note accompanied by a rose with her hairdresser to the room of Dilip Kumar in the film sets. Amused by the love request, Dilip Kumar soon acknowledged her love.

Tarana movie details the love story of a young doctor and a beautiful village girl. The doctor falls in love with her when he gets stranded in a village after his plane crashes. Both of them separate due to the intervention of villagers against this. After her father’s death, the girl sets out to meet her lover. Their romance and love conjured up with humor has been best enacted by the duo as their hearts had united during the film shoot.

Top Bollywood movies of actress Madhubala

5. Badal

Madhubala’s stardom gave her lead roles consecutively. In the same year 1951, movie Badal became a super hit in which she costars the young Premnath who has the role somewhat similar to Robin Hood. During his constant fight against the greedy rulers, he falls in love with her and the movie is a thriller combined with love, sorrow and stunt.

Top Bollywood movies of actress Madhubala

6. Sangdil

Under the direction of R. C. Talwar, movie Sangdil was shot casting Madhubala and Dileep Kumar in the lead roles in 1952. The movie is a typical adaptation of Charlotte Bronte classic Jane Eyre. Two childhood friends get separated and both get raised on different backgrounds. If Madhubala is brought up as a priestess in a temple, Dileep Kumar becomes a vindictive man who had been dejected from his society. Both meet later and confess their love towards each other. Madhubala’s portrayal of an ideal Indian woman got praise from everywhere as her emotional expressions were simply superb.

Top Bollywood movies of actress Madhubala

7. Bahut Din Huwe

In 1954, under the direction of South Indian director S.S.Vasan, Madhubala had the fortune to present herself for the blockbuster movie Bahut Din Huwe. It is said that she vomited blood during its shooting; an indication of worsening of her heart. The director and his family took care of her, giving the best treatment.

The director spent huge money for the settings and making up of the movie Bahut Din Huwe. Though Madhubala was born as a princess, she is bound to live a life of wretchedness during her childhood. But she grows into a most beautiful woman and is proposed by the Prince of the kingdom. Her marriage takes place with the Prince in a grant manner and then get blessed with a boy child. But her life of misery starts again when she gets trapped by a Satan and falls under his captivation. But his bad intentions and actions stop when her son (who is grown up now) reaches Satan’s kingdom and put an end to his life secret. Madhubala is freed, re-united with her husband and kid and lives a joyous life thereafter.

Top Bollywood movies of actress Madhubala

8. Mr. & Mrs. 55

In 1955, this social, romantic, comedy movie got released in which Guru Dutt was the hero cum director. Madhubala appeared as a westernized heiress who was controlled by her feminist aunt. But her father’s decree that she should marry after 21 years of age exposes her to the traditional life of an Indian wife that transforms her attitudes towards men. Guru Dutt has the role of her husband whose romance with Madhubala is conjured up with comedy.

The songs of this movie Mr.&Mrs. 55 now too air the minds of music loving people. O.P. Nayyar has done the best music direction for the lyrics of Majrooh Sultanpuri.

Top Bollywood movies of actress Madhubala

9. Howrah Bridge

Directed by Shakti Samanta in 1958, Madhubala got featured in a very different role from her usual ones as a hotel dancer. This musically hit film’s songs are evergreen and still create waves when played. One of its songs ‘Mera naam chin chin choo’ danced by Helen was reused in the film Salaam Bombay and was welcomed with great applause. The sensuous song ‘Aayiye Mehrbaan’ picturized on Madhubala was also a super hit.

The movie Howrah Bridge focuses on two brothers and the love between one of them, Ashok Kumar and a hotel dancer Madhubala. Madan and Rakesh were living with their dad in Rangoon. Madan becomes a spoilt guy who steals his family heirloom together with some cash and runs away to India. After some days, his dead body is found under the Howrah Bridge of Calcutta. His brother Rakesh (Ashok Kumar) arrives on the scene to investigate his brother’s death. Meanwhile he meets the hotel dancer Edna and falls in love with her. The movie then deals with all the mystery involved in the murder and his wooing of Edna.

 

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10. Phagun

The same year 1958 hosted another super hit film of Madhubala cast against Bharat Bhushan under the direction of Bibhuti Mitra. The music direction of O.P.Nayyar again became commendable that also contributed to its success. Madhubala’s another face of acting as a tactic, disguised lady of much vigor can be perceived in this movie Phagun from her usual roles. Also, her beauty is doubled with the portrayal as a gypsy girl of folk blended costumes of great fit and style.

The new owners of Deepak Mahal meet with its caretaker, Mattu, who narrates the story of its' former owners: Bijondra - the only child of a wealthy Hindu Brahmin Zamindar; and Banani - the only child of a gypsy single father, Banjara Sardar Tinkari who is really the daughter of a rich man. The properties of the Brahmin Zamindar were inhabited by some gypsies whose head was Sardar Tinkari. Bijondra’s move to evict them results in a long deep love affair with Banani. The romance with the flute playing of Bijondra and the highly enthusiastic and emotional folk dance by Banani is the core of this movie Phagun. Amidst strong obstacles, they continue courting in disguised dress and unite themselves in the end.

 

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11. Kala Pani

Madhubala’s co-stars list included Dev Anand too, when she was starred in Kala Pani in the same year 1958. He was the producer of this movie for Navketan films directed by Raj Khosla. The movie’s script was based on A.J. Cronin’s novel, Beyond This Place.

Kala Pani movie focuses on the investigation of Dev Anand for the reasons his father had been imprisoned. He comes to know that his father was not at all guilty and was trapped by his enemies. On his mission to free him from jail, Dev Anand meets Madhubala, a journalist who supports him and ultimately he falls in love with her. Also, he woos actress Nalini Jaywant for some documents that can prove to claim his father’s innocence in that case.

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12. Chalti ka naam gaadi

Madhubala’s life had another turning point during this film sets. She met with Kishor Kumar who became her husband until death. Chalti ka naam gaadi is a comedy film in which all the three brothers Kishore Kumar, Ashok Kumar and Anoop Kumar acted together. Kishore Kumar’s songs also became super hit that established him as a singer too. The music was composed by S D Burman and the lyrics were written by Majrooh Sultanpuri.

Chalti ka naam gaadi, as the name implies, is mostly set up on a garage and a moving car. The three brothers run a garage where Madhubala comes one night seeking a repair for her car. Kishore Kumar who was on duty sees her and refuses to help her. But after making fun with her, he finally works on it and gets it repaired. Their romance is filled with comedy in which Kishore Kumar’s jokes attract her towards him. The three brothers then get involved to fight with some crooks who were well-known for their misconduct. Finally all of them marry their ladies of love with glee.

Top Bollywood movies of actress Madhubala

13. Mughal-e-Azam

Mughal-e-Azam meaning the Emperor of the Mughals is an epic film directed by K Asif and produced by Shapoorji Pallonji. The movie is based on the rule of Mughals in India on how the Emperors took justice in matters of honor focused mainly on the love affair between Salim and Anarkali. This big budgeted film searched for some top notch actors of that period to render in lead roles. Madhubala’s beautiful face got selected in the screen test for the role of Anarkali from a number of actresses who had applied for that role. Production of the movie was disrupted by communal interventions and bankruptcy. It took 10 years for the movie to complete and got released in 1960 because even a single sequence was more expensive than the entire budget of a typical film.

Indian classical and folk music also played an important role in delivering Mughal-e-Azam into a musically inspired movie. It contains 12 songs, voiced by playback singers Lata Mangeshkar and Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan.

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14. Barsaat ki raat

Released in the same year 1960, this movie is regarded as the last movie dispensing celebrated stardom for Madhubala. Under the direction of P. L. Santoshi, Madhubala is cast against Bharat Bhushan. Shyama plays the role of the main character. Roshan’s music including many ‘qawwalis’ is one of his best that also adds charm to this movie.

Barsaat ki raat glorifies the lives of the singing girls often not regarded to be decent in Indian society. A love story cast parallel to the lives of strong female characters who are independent and choose their own loves and destiny is the core part of this movie.

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15. Half ticket

Directed by Kalidas, movie Half Ticket is another classic film of Madhubala with her co-star Kishore Kumar who acts like a comedian. The music direction by Salil Choudhari is praiseworthy and Kishore Kumar’s songs were super hit. Released in 1962, this movie is the comic story of a ‘good-for-nothing’ boy who is born to a rich industrialist. He is being thrown out of his home by his father in an attempt to mend and to get him settled in life.

He leaves for Mumbai and plans to live a fresh life in the big city. But he doesn’t have enough money to travel, so he disguises as a child and buys a half ticket!! The movie is a mix of Kishore’s love with Madhubala, his escape from a diamond smuggler and reunion with his father.

Madhubala was a gift of God to Bollywood who had dedicated her life for it. Her movies would reverberate in the minds and hearts of those who may witness her stunning performance in top movies. She speaks to us through her expressive eyes sometimes joyously or sometimes sadly.

Madhubala ~ the rejoice for a depressed soul through extravagant beauty and live emotional expressions.

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