Romantic songs

The contrite admission….

This was a movie that brought Mumtaz into the top drawer. After spending almost the entire first part of her career languishing in B Grade movies or doing inconsequential roles of a Bimbette in big banner movies, her talent would perhaps have gone unnoticed. It took the discerning eye of a pioneering filmmaker like V Shantaram to pick her from the morass and adorn her with the lead role in his production.

Boond Jo Ban Gayee Moti was his movie. He had given Jumping Jack Jeetendra his break in films.

Jeetendra was born Ravi Kapoor, to Amarnath and Krishna Kapoor, in Amritsar, and his business dealt with imitation jewellery, supplied to the film industry. That was the first contact the family had with Bollywood.

He attended St. Sebastian’s Goan High School in Girgaum, Mumbai with his friend Rajesh Khanna and then studied at Siddharth College in Mumbai.

While supplying jewellery to V. Shantaram, he was cast as Sandhya’s character’s double in Navrang after which his career never turned back.

Jeetendra got his first major breaks with V. Shantaram’s Geet Gaya Patharon Ne and Boond Jo Ban Gayee Moti. However, it was Farz that served as his stepping stone to success and gave him the USP and branding for the first half of his career. The tee shirt and white shoes he picked up from a retail store for the Mast Baharon Ka Main Aashiq number in Farz, became his trademark. Many years later after all the rolling in the hay and jumping meaninglessly, Gulzar discovered the guy could actually act, made him stop jumping and rolling, stuck a moustache and a pair of thick rimmed glasses and unearthed an actor of substance.

When making Boond jo ban gayee moti, it was natural V Shantaram repeated Jeetendra. However the man had developed something of a turnip head and did his utmost to get Mumtaz thrown out of the project. Anna cracked the whip and showed him the door, making him relent. The song is really a lovely duet with Mukesh and Suman Kalyanpur on song (pun intended).

I’ve written about Satish Bhatia the wonderful composer of this movie in a previous blog.

Unfortunately Boond jo… inexplicably flopped and that had a severe repercussion on the composer’s stay in Bollywood, much like what would have happened to Roshan had Kidar Sharma not stood firmly behind him while making Baawre Nain.

Unfortunately that wasn’t to be.

C’est la vie.

Bollywood lost a great talent. That was to be the Punjabi Film and Theater’s gain.

Stay away from the heat and hydrate yourself well, folks. The summer is well and truly here.


By abchandorkar

Consultant Interventional Cardiologist, Pune, India

20 replies on “The contrite admission….”

Such beautiful songs! Melodious and not an usual Bollywood stereotype. Difficult to understand why the composer Bhatiaji did not click with Bollywood l, despite his high calibre. Strange are the ways, really.

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Dr.Pervin Keki. Phd. Govt pledge practice supportcertificate in alternative medicineCASM567-67839611 Surtisays:

Music is the food for the soul. Divine and blissful. Thanks ji.

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Jodi Jeetu Mumtaz ki ek number. Mukesh ki mithas bhari aawaz uspe char chand lagaye Suman ji. Sad she did not get many songs. She is parallel to Lataji

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Indeed true. An accident of time of her birth, her not being pushy and not resisting the unfair tactics of some of her competitors are responsible for us not getting to savour her singing to the extent we should have


First of all, I thank Dr. Chandorkar for sharing this beautiful song. I always appreciate his expertise and vast knowledge on various subjects and his willingness to share them with others. Yes, my father, the late Shri Satish Bhatia  was the music composer for the movie “Boand Jo Ban Gayi Moti.” Though the movie didn’t do well at the box office, the songs were amazing and are remembered even today. “Ye kaun chitrakaar hai” and “Han, maine bhi pyar kiya” by Mukesh and Suman Kalyanpur took the lead. While Sur Koikila Lata Mangeshkar Ji was being recorded,  couldn’t sing because of her illness, therefore, Suman Ji took the lead and sang 4 songs, while Asha Ji sang 2, and Mahendra Kapoor and Manna Dey contributed one each. Suman even got the best playback singer award for “Akhiyan tarasan lagi.” If I share a fact about “Han maine bhi pyar kiya,” it was initially written and composed without the word “Han.” As V Shantaram Ji wanted a word to be emphasised right before the first line, he called my father and lyricist Bharat Vyas Ji late at night so they could add “Han” to it the next morning, after which it really sounded great.

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This song is purely your discovery. It doesn’t often happen that I haven’t heard a song before.
It’s surely a very nice song.
Shantaram had better luck with Ramlal.

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Thanks Sir. You’ll find Sameer Bhatia ji’s invaluable comments on this blog as well. He is the Composer’s son. The other song from the movie that I love, I’ve referenced in the link


Brilliant addition by Sameerji 👆🏼🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾
The world Han… is soul of the song!!
One of the best duets of Mukesh Sumanji..
Nice to see My very very favourite Bharat Vyas Jo’s son 🙏🏾

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