Showing posts with label johnny walker. Show all posts
Showing posts with label johnny walker. Show all posts

Sunday, 29 July 2018

The story of Badruddin Qazi to Johnny Walker.


He started life in Mumbai as a bus conductor. And he would have continued to be so if the late actor Balraj Sahni had not spotted him entertaining passengers in a bus.
Those days Balraj Sahni was penning the script for “Baazi, he thought that if he brings this character in the script it will give a boost to the film. He asked Badruddin Qazi about working in films.

It was on the sets of “Baazi” that Badruddin Qazi met director Guru Dutt, and the rest, as they say, is history.
Those days it was the practice of changing the names of the actors, this was also done to him. So the new name for him was planned. It is said that the director of the film Guru Dutt was drinking the most popular brand of scotch whisky at that time, the idea came to his mind why not the brand Johny Walker should be given to this new comedian. Everybody sitting with him liked this name. So Badruddin Qazi became Johnny Walker.
“Baazi” gave him a foothold into the industry and the other films, which followed, established him forever. Thereafter he was doing all the films of Guru Dutt. Films like Taxi Driver(1954) CID, Pyaasa, Madhumati, Naya Daur and Mere Mehboob made him a star.
.He was sought after by the best banners and the best directors and was equal to the task of acting with the best of the stars. 
He was offered many films(around 12) as a hero such as JOHNNY WALKER, Mr Cartoon, These, of course, had comic themes but were embellished with wonderful music and did well at the box office. 

His Golden Period was the 50s and 60s when he gave memorable and great performances.
He was a natural comedian, his comedy was never crude or vulgar. But, from 1970 onwards, comedy began to change. Some of the comedians indulged in lewd gestures and relied on double-entendre. Johnny Walker never tried that type of comedy, In an interview, he said that though he acted more than 300 films and the Censor Board never cut even one line of his character. His drawing power at the box office was such that Distributors insisted the Producers and Directors to have at least one song to be done with him.
Here are a few popular songs of Johny Walker
Song from Taxi Driver 1954


Song of Mr & Mrs 55 1955


Song from CID 1956



Song from Chori Chori 1956


Song from Pyaasa 1957


Song from Chaudavin Ka Chand 1960











Saturday, 11 November 2017

How Badruddin Qazi Became JOHNY WALKER


On his 97th Birth Anniversary we look back how the legendary comedian got his new name JOHNY WALKER.He reigned the Hindi Film Industry in the 1950s and 60s. No film was complete without a cameo from the son of a mill worker in Indore.He made his audiences smile gently and laugh uproariously without resorting to a single vulgarity or double entendre.
He started life in Mumbai as a bus conductor. And he would have continued to be so if the late actor Balraj Sahni had not spotted him entertaining passengers in a bus.
Those days Balraj Sahini was penning the script for “Baazi,he thought that if he brings this character in the script it will give boost to the film.He asked Badruddin Qazi about working in films.
It was on the sets of “Baazi” that Badruddin Qazi met director Guru Dutt, and the rest, as they say, is history.
Those days it was the practice of changing the names of the actors,this was also done to him.So the new name for him was planned.It is said that the director of the film Guru Dutt was drinking the most popular brand of scotch whisky at that time,the idea came to his mind why not the brand Johny Walker should be given to this new comedian.Everybody sitting with him liked this name.So Badruddin Qazi became Johnny Walker.
There was no looking back after that. The talented actor-director and the fledgling comedian had an enduring partnership and went on to make great films like “Pyaasa”, “CID”, “Mr and Mrs 55” and “Sahib, Bibi aur Ghulam”.
The great comedian once said: “If it was not  Guru Dutt sahib, I would have remained a bus conductor. I had a great understanding with him that made my career.”
“Baazi” gave him a foothold into the industry and the other films, which followed, established him forever.
He was last seen in 1997 in Kamal Haasan’s “Chachi 420”, a remake of the Hollywood comedy “Mrs Doubtfire”, for which he returned to the screen after a gap of 14 years.
Song from Mr & Mrs 55 (1955)


Song from C I D 1956


Song from Chori Chori 1956


Song from Pyaasa 1957


Song from Gateway Of India 1957


Song from Choudhavin Ka Chaand 1960





Saturday, 29 July 2017

A Tribute to JOHNY WALKER-The man who brought smiles to many faces in the Golden Era of Bollywood


Today on the 14th Death Anniversary of the Star comedian Johny Walker I pay my Tribute to him with the 15 Rare songs picturised on him.Johnny Walker was a man of many talents. He could play all kinds of roles but people wanted to watch him as a funny man always.His real name was Badruddin Jamaluddin Kazi. He worked as an extra in films on Sundays and was spotted by the great Balraj Sahni entertaining the crowd actors Guru Dutt gave him a break with Baazi in 1950 and changed his name to Johny Walker,a popular brand of whiskey.It was Navketan and Guru Dutt who gave him roles, His Aye dil hain mushkil jeena yahan picturised on Johnny Walker became a rage and distributors insisted that a song be picturised on him in every film.
Song from Taxi Driver 1954

Song from Chandan (1958)


Song from Khota Paisa (1958)


Song from  Marine Drive 1955


Song from  Railway Platform 1955


Song from  Naya Andaz 1956


Song from Choo Mantar  1956


Song from Johnny Walker  1957


Song from  Mr. X 1957 Audio only


Song from Gateway of India 1957


Song from Amar Deep 1958


Song from Mr. Qartoon M.A. 1958


Song from Paigham. 1959


Song from Ek Phool Chaar Kaante. 1960


Song from Ghar Basake Dekho 1963

Thursday, 4 May 2017

10 Rare & Forgotten Songs of JOHNY WALKER


In an era when star billing in song picturisations was reservedonly  for the hero and heroine, Johnny Walker had a special song in every film. The popular Sar Jo Tera Chakraye from Pyaasa, Yeh hai Bombay Meri Jaan from C I D .and many songs were attraction of the films produced in 50s and 60s.I am posting those songs which were hit but now forgotten.These are rarely seen & listened.

                                       Main Hoon Mister Johny
Song from Mai Baap 1957

Suno Suno Miss Chatterjee

Song from Baharen Phir Bhi Aayengi (1966)

Badla Sara Zamana

Song from Paigham (1959)

Jungle Mai Mor Naachaa
Song from  Madhumati 1958

                                              Bach Ke Balam
Song from  Johny Walker 1957

Maine Kahan Tha Aana Sunday Ko
Song from Ustadon Ke Ustad 1963

Ek musafir ko duniya mein kya chahiye
Song from Door ki awaaz.1964

FOTO KHINCHA LE BABU

Song from PEHLI RAAT ( 1959)

Dekhta Chala Gaya Mein

Song from GATEWAY OF INDIA 1957

Ek Do Teen Chaar 




Friday, 11 November 2016

Remembering JOHNNY WALKER on his 96th Birth Anniversary




Johnny Walker (11 Nov 1920 – 29 July 2003)
He was born as Badruddin Jamaluddin Kazi in Indore,the son of a mill worker. Looking after his 15-member family was tough; five of the family died young. Johnny Walker tried his hand at almost everything, including working in the Bombay Electric Supply Transport buses as a conductor. He was posted at the Dadar bus depot but worked on several routes.

Comedians like Noor Mohammad and Charlie were his idols. Johnnysaab had always wanted to be a comedian; he believed it was his God-given duty to make people laugh.
He did his first bit role in the early 1950s and had enacted similar snippets in about 20 films but the real break was given by Guru Dutt in Baazi(1951),his new screen name Johnny Walker was given by Guru Dutt.Thereafter he was doing all the films of Guru Dutt.Films like Taxi Driver(1954) CID,Pyaasa,Madhumati,Naya Daur and Mere Mehboob made him a star.He was sought by the best banners and the best directors and was equal to the task of acting with the best of the stars. 
He was offered many films(around 12) as a hero such as JOHNNY WALKER ,Mr Cartoon, These, of course, had comic themes but were embellished with wonderful music and did well at the box office. 
His Golden Period was 50s and 60s when he gave memorable and great performances.
He was a natural comedian, his comedy was never crude or vulgar. But, 1970 onwards, comedy began to change. Some of the comedians indulged in lewd gestures and relied on double-entendre.Johnny Walker never tried that type of comedy,In an interview he said that though he acted more than 300 films and the Censor Board never cut even one line of his character.


He was the comedian for whom famous music directors like S D Burman and O P Nayyar tuned some of their most memorable hits. Remember Tael maalish, champee or Yeh hain Bombay meri jaan? His drawing power at the box office was such that Distributors insisted the Producers and Directors to have atleast one song to be done with him.His song sequences in Doordarshan'sChitrahaar or cable television are highly appreciated. 

Popular Songs of JOHNY WALKER

Song from Taxi Driver 1954


Song from Mr & Mrs 55 1955

Song fromCID 1956


Song from Chori Chori 1956

Song from Pyaasa 1957


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Song from Chaudavin ka Chand 1960

Song from Chaudavin ka Chand 1960

Song from Ustadon Ke Ustaad 1963

Song from Baharen Phir Bhi Aayengi 1966













Friday, 29 July 2016

Remembering JOHNNY WALKER on his 13th Death Anniversary

Johnny Walker (11 Nov 1920 – 29 July 2003)

He was born as Badruddin Jamaluddin Kazi in Indore,the son of a mill worker. Looking after his 15-member family was tough; five of the family died young. Johnny Walker tried his hand at almost everything, including working in the Bombay Electric Supply Transport buses as a conductor. He was posted at the Dadar bus depot but worked on several routes.

Comedians like Noor Mohammad and Charlie were his idols. Johnnysaab had always wanted to be a comedian; he believed it was his God-given duty to make people laugh.



Scene from Baazi(1951)
Scene from Taxi Driver

scene from Pyaasa


song from Taxi Driver


song from CID
He did his first bit role in the early 1950s and had enacted similar snippets in about 20 films but the real break was given by Guru Dutt in Baazi(1951),his new screen name Johnny Walker was given by Guru Dutt.Thereafter he was doing all the films of Guru Dutt.Films like Taxi Driver(1954) CID,Pyaasa,Madhumati,Naya Daur and Mere Mehboob made him a star.He was sought by the best banners and the best directors and was equal to the task of acting with the best of the stars. 
Comedy Scene from Mere Mehboob


Comedy Scene from CID


Comedy Scene from Aar Paar
He was offered many films(around 12) as a hero such as JOHNNY WALKER ,Mr Cartoon, These, of course, had comic themes but were embellished with wonderful music and did well at the box office. 
His Golden Period was 50s and 60s when he gave memorable and great performances.
He was a natural comedian, his comedy was never crude or vulgar. But, 1970 onwards, comedy began to change. Some of the comedians indulged in lewd gestures and relied on double-entendre.Johnny Walker never tried that type of comedy,In an interview he said that though he acted more than 300 films and the Censor Board never cut even one line of his character.

He was the comedian for whom famous music directors like S D Burman and O P Nayyar tuned some of their most memorable hits. Remember Tael maalish, champee or Yeh hain Bombay meri jaan? His drawing power at the box office was such that Distributors insisted the Producers and Directors to have atleast one song to be done with him.His song sequences in Doordarshan'sChitrahaar or cable television are highly appreciated. 



song from Mr & Mrs 55

song from Khota Paisa


song from Chaudhavin Ka Chaand


                                                                                      song from Chori Chori


song from Mere Mehboob


song from Baharen Phir Bhi Aayengi



During the mid-eighties, Johnny Walker tried to produce a film but was quickly disillusioned by the attitude of the industry people, particularly the stars.His last movie was Chachi 420(1997) did after the gap of 14 years.

He was given his first Filmfare award as the Best Supporting Actor in Madhumati(1958) and later the best Comedian award for Shikar(1968)
Comedy scene from SHIKAR(1968)

Johny Walker died at the age of 79 on 29th July 2003.He is survived by his wife,3 sons and 3 daughters.His actor son Nasir was on his side when he breathed his last at 1.10 P M

To Give Him Tribute,I am posting here some of his best comedy scenes from his movies
Comedy scene from Mr & Mrs 55


Comedy scene from Paigham(1959)





Comedy scene from Anand



Comedy scene from Baat Ek Raat Ki



Comedy scene from Kaagaz Ke Phool(1959)


Comedy scene from Chupke Chupke


Comedy scene from Chori Chori



Comedy scene from Sanjog(1971)

comedy scene from Chaudhavin Ka Chaand


comedy scene from Barati

comedy scene from Mr Cartoon M A