atul's bollywood song a day- with full lyrics


This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

I have heard this song before on the radio, but I did not have any clue to its details.  Today, browsing online, searching for something different, I bumped into this song.  As I read the initial details, and then started to do some more checking, I realized this song has a very interesting and significant antecedents that make for a very interesting discussion.

We know that Amitabh made his debut in the 1969 film ‘Saat Hindustani’. Then onward, he appeared in ‘Anand’ (1970), and in ‘Parwaana’, ‘Pyaar Ki Kahaani’, and ‘Reshma Aur Shera’ in 1971. So far, we do not see a film listed in which he played the solo lead.  In ‘Saat Hindusani’, he is part of a team, and in ‘Anand’ he is playing a second lead to Rajesh Khanna. In ‘Parwaana’ he shares the credits with Navin Nischol, and in ‘Pyaar Ki Kahaani’ with Anil Dhawan.  And in ‘Reshma Aur Shera’, he is in a supporting role.

Then came 1972, and his first lead role opposite to Aruna Irani in ‘Bombay To Goa’.  On the up and up, this year also saw the release of ‘Bansi Birju’, ‘Ek Nazar’, ‘Sanjog’ and ‘Raaste Ka Patthar’.  He is now doing lead roles in most films, but has not yet set his claim to being in the popular super star category.  The would happen in 1973.

The year of 1973 was the significant take off.  The films – ‘Zanzeer’, ‘Abhimaan’, ‘Namak Haraam’, ‘Saudaagar’, ‘Bandhe Haath’ and ‘Gehri Chaal’. Counting in the films from this year, Amitabh had arrived.  Films like ‘Zanzeer’ and ‘Namak Haraam’ established him as a the ‘angry young man’, and with other films like ‘Abhimaan’ and ‘Saudaagar’, he also established his histrionic credentials as an accomplished performer.

Also interesting to note – his first film with Rekha is ‘Namak Haraam'; however Rekha is paired with Rajesh Khanna in this film.  Their next film together is in 1976 – ‘Do Anjaane’.  And then many more significant films to follow.

That brings us to the interesting part of this article and this song.  In fact Amitabh and Rekha were billed together in a film that remained incomplete. Sometimes in the early 1970, a film got initiated – ‘Ek Tha Chander Ek Thi Sudha’.  The work on this film was pretty much in progress – the evidence of which is the existence of this video clip of a song from this film.  It must have been 1971 or at the most 1972, and I will tell you the reason why I am certain of this time frame.  As per the information I could gather online, the story if this film is(was) based on the Hindi novel of the same name by the famous author Dharamvir Bharti.

It seems that the financiers and producers of this film scrapped it after seeing the unimpressive performance of Amitabh’s films in 1971 (and possibly 1972 also).  Whatever was filmed was consigned to the cans, and the film was reincarnated.  The new name of the film was ‘Duniya Ka Mela’.  Rekha was retained as the leading lady, but the hero Amitabh was replaced by Sanjay. The film was re-shot and then released in 1974.  And so that helps to establish the tentative time line for ‘Ek Tha Chander Ek Thi Sudha’.

The irony of the whole situation is apparent.  ‘Duniya Ka Mela’ was a flop. And by 1974, Amitabh had a long list of successful films in his back pocket – ‘Zanzeer’, ‘Abimaan’, ‘Namak Haraam’, ‘Saudaagar’ etc.  Not difficult to wonder what the producers would have thought.

The clip of this film was later extracted from the archives and used in the 1983 film ‘Film Hi Film’, which is a film about making films.  This film uses many clips and songs from unreleased films, that has allowed some of the unreleased material to be seen by the audiences.

That this is probably not a finished product, as can be seen from some editing deficiencies that are apparent in the clip.  But the clip itself is genuine. Amitabh is just learning how to romance with the leading ladies.  His freshness is quite apparent.

So here is a rarity from the beginning years of the career of this stalwart. And also the interesting debut that this pair made, in a film that never saw the light of the projector lamp. Small blessings to count that the video clip has survived and is available.
View, listen and enjoy.

 

Song – Ye Chehra Ye Zulfen Jaadu Sa Kar Rahe Hain. . Tauba Tauba (Ek Tha Chander Ek Thi Sudha) (1972-UR) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Anand bakshi, MD – Laxmikant Pyaarelal

Lyrics

ye chehra
hmmmmm mmmmm
ye zulfen
hmmmmm mmmmm
jaadu sa. . .
kar rahe hain
hain
hain
tauba tuaba. .aa..aa
aaa aaa aa
tauba tuaba
tauba tuaba. .aa..aa
aaa aaaaaa aaa
tauba tuaba
kaandhon pe resham si zulfon ke ye saaye
haaye haaye
haaye re jaan chali jaaye
tauba tuaba

tauba tuaba
haan aan aan
tauba tuaba
aise na dekho kasam se
sharam se aankh jhuk jaaye
haaye re saans ruk jaaye
tauba tuaba
aaa aaaaaa aaa
tauba tuaba

ye chehra
ye palken
ye abroo
jaadu sa kar rahe hain
jaadu sa kar rahe hain
rehne do
chhodo bhi
jaane do
hum tumse darr rahe hain
hum tumse darr rahe hain
kaajal ki dhaar se kisi ka sar na kat jaaye
tauba tuaba
haaa aaaaaa aaa
tauba tuaba

tanhaai mein milna
raste mein kyon humko chhedte ho
kyon humko chhedte ho
darte ho duniya se
aashiq se kyon aankhen pherte ho
kyon aankhen pherte ho
dekho tamaasha mohabbat na ban jaaye
tauba tuaba
aaa aaaaaa aaa
tauba tuaba

aise na dekho kasam se
sharam se aankh jhuk jaaye
haaye re saans ruk jaaye
tauba tuaba
tauba tuaba
tauba tuaba

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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ये चेहरा
हम्ममम मम्ममममम
ये ज़ुल्फें
हम्ममम मम्ममममम
जादू सा॰ ॰
कर रहे हैं
हैं
हैं
तौबा तौबा ॰ ॰आ ॰ ॰आ
आss आsss
तौबा तौबा
तौबा तौबा ॰ ॰आ ॰ ॰आ
आss आssssss आss
तौबा तौबा
काँधों पे रेशम सी ज़ुल्फों के ये साये
हाए हाए
हाए रे जान चली जाये
तौबा तौबा

तौबा तौबा
हाँ ॰ ॰आं ॰ ॰आं
तौबा तौबा
ऐसे ना देखो कसम से
शरम से आँख झुक जाये
हाए रे सांस रुक जाये
तौबा तौबा
आ आ आ
तौबा तौबा

ये चेहरा
ये पलकें
ये अबरू
जादू सा कर रहे हैं
जादू सा कर रहे हैं
रहने दो
छोड़ो भी
जाने दो
हम तुमसे डर रहे हैं
हम तुमसे डर रहे हैं
काजल की धार से किसी का सर न कट जाये
तौबा तौबा
हा आ आ
तौबा तौबा

तन्हाई में मिलना
रस्ते में क्यों हमको छेड़ते हो
क्यों हमको छेड़ते हो
डरते हो दुनिया से
आशिक से क्यों आँखें फेरते हो
क्यों आँखें फेरते हो
देखो तमाशा मोहब्बत ना बन जाये
तौबा तौबा
आ आ आ
तौबा तौबा

ऐसे ना देखो कसम से
शरम से आँख झुक जाये
हाए रे सांस रुक जाये
तौबा तौबा
तौबा तौबा
तौबा तौबा


This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

One of the 8 films made and released in 1938 from the ‘factory’ of Ranjit Movietone was an obscure movie PROFESSOR WAMAN, M.Sc. (1938). The film, belonging to the genre of crime and mystery, was directed by Manibhai Vyas who made his debut as a director with this film. The star cast included E. Billimoria, Mazhar Khan, Sunita Devi, Beg, Sitara Devi, Rajkumari, Waheedan Bai etc. The film had 8 songs written by P L Santoshi and were set to music by Gyan Dutt. The film was released on 10th December 1938.

Filmindia, February 1939 issue carried a detailed review of the film and gave a rare positive report. The story of the film as mentioned in the said review is as under:

Professor Harnam (Beg) harnesses moon rays and prepares an oxide product which if taken by a human being makes him monster and criminal. Professor Waman (Mazhar Khan), the brother of Harnam is not happy with this discovery and decides to prepare an antidote to neutralise the effect of the oxide product.

In the meanwhile, the contents of a bottle in which the oxide product was stored is consumed by Anjani (Sunita Devi), the young daughter of Professor Harnam in a fit of rage with her lover, Kishore (E. Billimoria), the Chief Detective Inspector without knowing the after effect of the oxide product. Very soon, Professor Harnam dies and the responsibility of looking after Anjani, falls on Professor Waman.

Soon, a series of cleverly executed murders take place in the town. All victims belong to the wealthy sinners of the society. Police are baffled with the murders as they are unable to get any clue about the murderer. At first, the suspicion falls on Umadevi (Sitara Devi), a bold and adventurous girl. Subsequently, everyone including Professor Waman is suspected of murders. But Professor Waman is busy with the preparation of an antidote to the oxide product. Some more murders are committed and Inspector Kishore arrests Professor Waman and keeps him in the police lock up. Professor Waman escapes from the lock up to complete his invention of antidote. In a police chase, he is hit by a bullet. In a dying statement, Professor Waman instructs Inspector Kishore to administer to his niece Anjani the antidote who has been committing murders under the influence of oxide product consumed by her. The film ends with a happy note.

In the said review, it is mentioned that there is nothing much to say about the music of the film except two songs sung by Waheedan Bai. I am presenting one of her songs ‘ae ri sajani rain beeti jaay’. She has rendered the song in a traditional thumri style where lyrics play a secondary role in the rendering. Though P L Santoshi has been credited with this song writing, I suspect that much of what Waheedan Bai has rendered is a part of a traditional bandish in Raag Tilang with predominance of alaaps over lyrics.

Only the audio clip is available. Since Waheedan Bai had acted in this film, it is apparent that the song was picturised on her. I guess, she sang this thumri in the film in a mehfil where some of the wealthy sinners of the society were in attendance. A few of them may be the target of murder.

With this song, the film ‘Professor Waman, M.Sc.’ makes its debut in the Blog.


Song-Ae ri sajni rain hai beeti jaaye (Professor Waman M Sc)(1938) Singer-Wahidan Bai, Lyrics-P L Santoshi, MD-Gyan Dutt

Lyrics

aa aa aaa aaa
aaa aaa aaa aaaa
ae ri sajani
ee ee ee
haan rain hai beeti jaay
jaay
ae ri sajani ee
haan rain hai beeti jaay
aa aa aaa
aaa aaaa
ae ae ae ae
jaa jaay
aaa aaa aaa
aaa aaa aaa
jaaye
jaaay
haan rain hai beeti jaay

sainyaan hain pardes se aaye
sejariya pe phool a a sajaaye
ae ri sajani…. ee eee
rain hai beeti jaay
morey phool sa ??
aaaa aaaa aaaaaa
aaa aaa aaa
ae ae ae ae ae
ae ae ae ae ae
ae ae ae ae ae
ae ae
phir bhi sainyaan ghar naahin aaye
ae re saajan aa
haan
haan rain hai beeti jaay
haan rain hai beeti
jaaay
rain hai beeti
jaay aaa aaaa aaaa
raina hai beeti jaay
jaay aaa aaaa aaay
aaaa aaaa aaaa aaaa
aaaa aaaa aaaa jaaaay
rain hai beeti
aaaa aaaa aaaa aaaa
rain hai beeti jaay
haan rain hai beeti jaay
haan rain hai beeti jaay


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“Aap Beeti”(1948) was directed by Kumar for Kumar Studios Limited, Bombay. The movie had Khursheed, Kumar, E Bilimoria, Agha, Leela Mishra, Pramila, Mehdi Raza, Agha Peer Jaan, Hamid, Shabnam, Girdhari, Chandrakala, Afroz Bano, Indira Acharya etc in it.

Today (18 april 2015) is the death anniversary of Khursheed Bano (14 april 1914- 18 april 2001). Here is a song from “Aap Beeti”(1948) on this occasion.

This song is sung by Khursheed Bano. Hasrat Lucknowi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Hari Bhai.

Only the audio of this song is available, but it is clear that the song was picturised on Khursheed Begam herself.

I have not been able to get a few words right in the lyrics. I request our readers with keener ears to fill in the blanks/ suggest corrections in the lyrics wherever applicable.


Song-Meri binti suno Bhagwaan (Aap Beeti)(1948) Singer-Khursheed Bano, Lyrics-Hasrat Lucknowi, MD-Hari Bhai

Lyrics

Meri binti suno Bhagwaan
ya keh do ham Bhagwaan nahin
meri binti suno Bhagwaan
ya keh do ham Bhagwaan nahin
dukh dard dilon ke saadho
tum jaante ho anjaan nahin
dukh dard dilon ke saadho
tum jaante ho anjaan nahin

swaami jab roothhe tum jaise
jagswaami ??
swaami jab roothhe tum jaise
jagswaami ??
jag swaami jab roothhe to main
jaaun kiske paas
jag swaami jab roothhe to main
jaaun kiske paas
phir jag mein kaun hai mera
jab tum hi mere Bhagwaan nahin
phir jag mein kaun hai mera
jab tum hi mere Bhagwaan nahin

ghar chhoda
ghar waale chhode
aan base pardes
ghar chhoda
ghar waale chhode
aan base pardes
is pardes ne diya sahaara
bhool chuke thhe des
is pardes ne diya sahaara
bhool chuke thhe des
hamen chhod gaye yahaan wo bhi
jahaan jaan nahin pehchaan nahin
hamen chhod gaye yahaan wo bhi
jahaan jaan nahin pehchaan nahin
meri binti suno Bhagwaan
ya keh do ham Bhagwaan nahin


This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

When Khyati Behn sent in the lyrics of this song, she said, and I quote , that she “. . . was KB Exp to see that this film hasn’t yet found its place on the blog. Koi baat nahi, ab kar dete hai. :) “.  Well we all know, with Khyati Behn, the messaging has to be something out of the ordinary.

So two things prompted her to send in this song.  One, that after the stupendous success of ‘Sholay’ in 1975, this was the next occasion, after 5 years, that Dharmendra and Amitabh together appeared in a film, in which they sang a friendship duet.  And the second of course is the mystery trail of Amitabh songs that Atul ji seems to be going after with a great passion, and so she thought she will also pitch in.  Well, more the merrier, and it really applies to music, especially Hindi film music, and especially for the group of friends and readers of this blog, all passionate about Hindi film music.

So here we are, maybe not any closer to getting a preview of the mystery targets towards which the posts of the past couple of weeks seems to be heading.  But we do have one more wonderful song of these two stalwarts together, from thirty five years ago.

The film is ‘Ram Balram’ fron 1980.  It has to be special, since it is directed by the redoubtable Vijay Anand for Navjeevan Films, Bombay.  However, that could not still change or better the history, and this film was no patch on ‘Sholay’ from five years earlier.  For comparison sake, lets see what changed and what didn’t.  Kishore Kumar still was the voice behind Amitabh.  The lyrics still come from the pen of Anand Bakshi.  However, much else changed.  In ‘Sholay’, Kishore Kumar was the voice of Dharmendra, whereas five years later, it is now Amitabh that Kishore sang for.  In the previous instance, Manna Dey had sung playback for Amitabh, and in this song, Mohammed Rafi sings for Dharmendra.  And yes, the important change – the music director changed from RD Burman to Laxmikant Pyaarelal.

The motor bike with the companion carrier changed into a three wheeled car. Interesting choice this one, because this car came into the market, appeared in some show rooms, kept away from the roads and then quietly disappeared. The singing voice for Dharmendra changed from Manna Dey to Mohammed Rafi.  The only other repeats in the star cast were Amjad Khan and Helen.  The rest of the start cast consists of Zeenat Aman, Rekha, Ajit, Sujeet Kumar, Prem Chopra, Nazneen, Urmila Bhatt, Ranjan, Utpal Dutt, Subrato Mahapatra, Master Lucky, Sandeep, Lalita Kumari, Asit Sen, Mohan Sherry, Kirti, Bharat Kapoor, Madhup Sharma, Meghdoot, Moolchand, Ram Avtar, Mamaji, and Gautam Sarin.

Ah yes, one more significant difference is that both the leading men are not on the same side of the law.  Plus that they have links going back into their childhood, whereby it gets explained as to why these two, apparently on the opposite sides of the law, are great friends.  The magic of “Ye Dosti. . .” could not be recreated.  Although the tune created by LP is pleasing and different, but the zing that was present in the earlier song, is absent.

As Khyati Behn points out, this film opens its account on the blog today.  More to come as we move forward.  Till then, view, listen and enjoy this one.

PS: The above corrections to the text of this article are based on the correction point out by Sam ji, in the comments.

Song – Ek Rastaa Aaha Aaha Do Raahi (Ram Balram) (1954) Singers – Mohammed Rafi, Kishore Kumar, Lyrics – Anand Bakshi, MD – Laxmikant Pyaarelal
Rafi + Kishore

Lyrics

ek rasta
aaha aaha
do raahi
aaha aaha
ek rasta
aaha aaha
do raahi
aaha aaha
ek chor
ek sipaahi
aaha aaha
ek rasta
aaha aaha
do raahi
aaha aaha
ek chor
ek sipaahi
aaha aaha
ek rasta
aaha aaha
do raahi
aaha aaha
ek chor
ek sipaahi
aaha aaha
ek rasta
aaha aaha
do raahi
aaha aaha

la la la la la la
la la la la la la
 
bachpan ka khel jawaani ka sach
bachpan ka khel jawaani ka sach
ye hai teri meri zindgaani ka sach
ye hai teri meri zindgaani ka sach
na mit sakey. . .
naseebon ke
kalam ki siyaahi
aaha aaha
siyaahi
aaha aaha
ek rasta
aaha aaha
do raahi
aaha aaha
ek chor
ek sipaahi
aaha aaha

achcha hai kharaab hai bura hai nek hai
achcha hai kharaab hai bura hai nek hai
kuch bhi hai hum dono ka lahu to ek hai
kuch bhi hai hum dono ka lahu to ek hai
na bana chor
tu marzi se
na bana main
sipaahi
aaha aaha
sipaahi
aaha aaha
ek rasta
aaha aaha
do raahi
aaha aaha

(whisling)

manzil hai ek mere saathiya
manzil hai ek mere saathiya
mana hum dono ka judaa hai raasta
mana hum dono ka judaa hai raasta
hum chalte hain
to dete hain
kadam ye
gawaahi
aaha aaha
gawaahi
aaha aaha
ek rasta
. . . .
do raahi
. . . .
ek chor
ek sipaahi
aaha aaha
ek rasta
aaha aaha
do raahi
aaha aaha
ek chor
ek sipaahi
aaha aaha
ek rasta
aaha aaha
do raahi
aaha aaha
ek rasta

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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इक रस्ता
आहा आहा
दो राही
आहा आहा
इक रस्ता
आहा आहा
दो राही
आहा आहा
ईक चोर
इक सिपाही
आहा आहा
इक रस्ता
आहा आहा
दो राही
आहा आहा
ईक चोर
इक सिपाही
आहा आहा
इक रास्ता
आहा आहा
दो राही
आहा आहा
ईक चोर
इक सिपाही
आहा आहा
इक रस्ता
आहा आहा
दो राही
आहा आहा

ला ला ला ला ला ला
ला ला ला ला ला ला

बचपन का खेल जवानी का सच
बचपन का खेल जवानी का सच
ये है तेरी मेरी ज़िंदगानी का सच
ये है तेरी मेरी ज़िंदगानी का सच
ना मिट सके॰ ॰ ॰
नसीबों के
कलम की सियाही
आहा आहा
सियाही
आहा आहा
इक रस्ता
आहा आहा
दो राही
आहा आहा
ईक चोर
इक सिपाही
आहा आहा

अच्छा है खराब है बुरा है नेक है
अच्छा है खराब है बुरा है नेक है
कुछ भी है हम दोनों का लहू तो एक है
कुछ भी है हम दोनों का लहू तो एक है
ना बना चोर
तू मर्ज़ी से
ना बना मैं
सिपाही
आहा आहा
सिपाही
आहा आहा
इक रास्ता
आहा आहा
दो राही
आहा आहा

(सीटी का स्वर)

मंज़िल है एक मेरे साथिया
मंज़िल है एक मेरे साथिया
माना हम दोनों का जुदा है रास्ता
माना हम दोनों का जुदा है रास्ता
हम चलते हैं
तो देते हैं
कदम ये
गवाही
आहा आहा
गवाही
आहा आहा
इक रस्ता
॰ ॰ ॰ ॰
दो राही
॰ ॰ ॰ ॰
ईक चोर
इक सिपाही
आहा आहा
इक रस्ता
आहा आहा
दो राही
आहा आहा
ईक चोर
इक सिपाही
आहा आहा
इक रस्ता
आहा आहा
दो राही
आहा आहा
इक रस्ता


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We have discussed more than 11000 songs by now. I had not thought even in my wildest of dreams that we will one day arrive at such a figure. My view was that we will have about 2500 songs in the blog and then we will not songs left to be discussed. :)

Today, we may laugh at it, but I was serious in my view at that time. We have come a long way in the last six years or so. Many of the songs that we take for granted today were not available online six years ago. I do not have figures, but I am quite sure that the number of songs available on youtube six years ago was far less that the number of HFM songs that it boasts of today.

“Baadshah”(1954) was one such movie whose songs were not available online six years ago. Those were the days when I was looking at the list of Binaca geetmala final songs and was seeking to discuss them in this blog. It was then that I became familiar with this movie called “Baadshah” (1954). Its song Gul muskuraa uthaa bulbul ye gaa uthaa had finished 15th in Binaca geetmala final of 1955. When I searched for this song on YT, I drew a blank. Finally I uploaded this song myself.

Now this song, as well as several other songs from this movie are available on YT. But things were not that easy five years ago, as I can vouch for from first hand experience.

Three more songs from “Baadshah” (1954) have been covered in the blog after that. And I did not have to upload those songs because those songs had become available by then.

Here is the fifth song from “Baadshah”(1954). This song is sung by Lata. Hasrat Jaipuri is the lyricist. Music is composed by Shankar Jaikishan.

Only the audio of this song is available. Seeing that this movie had Pradeep Kumar and Usha Kiran in lead roles, my guess is that this song was picturised on Usha Kiran. However, I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this song.


Song-Jee ghabraaye dil jal jaaye (Baadshah)(1954) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Hasrat Jaipuri, MD- Shankar Jaikishan

Lyrics

jee ghabraaye
dil jal jaaye
bedardi
ab aa jaaa

jee ghabraaye
dil jal jaaye
bedardi
ab aa ja
saansen ruken
ghut’ta hai dum
aaja re o beraham

aaj tu bhi o jaalim
kisi ka ho gaya
kyun ho gaya
is gagan ka tu ban ke sitaara
kho gaya
kyun kho gaya
is muhabbat ka ab to naseeba
so gaya
haaye so gaya
ji ghabraaye
dil jal jaaye
bedardi
ab aa ja

jaan ke jaane se pehle tadapta
dekh ja tu dekh ja
dil ki aankhon se aansu nikalta
dekh ja
tu dekh ja
apni duniya se ham ko bichhadta
dek ja tu dekh ja
ji ghabraaye
dil jal jaaye
bedardi
ab aa ja
saansen ruken
ghut’ta hai dum
aaja re o beraham


This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

aaye bahaar ban ke
lubhaa kar chale gaye. . .

These lines would apply to so many artists, especially those whose careers in the industry have been short lived, or curtailed for various reasons.  But whatever is the measure of the duration of their work in the industry, it is their creations that continue to delight us, and keeps the memories alive. Even if it is one song.  And the fun part is the process of discovery that continues.  Some of these lesser known artists ended up working for lesser known banners and films.  Their music would only sometimes make it to the mainstream and popular cinema.  Most of the time they created songs for movies that remained unknown and obscure.  Today, when we dig up such unheard gems, that first encounter is such a charm and a pleasure.

Gopal Bahadur Singh is one such songwriter, whose work mostly remained confined to religious an stunt action films in the 1950s and 60s.  We are more familiar with his pen name – Gopal Singh Nepali or GS Nepali, the poet who gave us the timeless bhajan – “Darshan Do Ghanshyam Nath Mori Ankhiyaan Pyaasi Re” in the film ‘Narsi Bhagat’ (1957).

Remembering GS Nepali on the anniversary of his passing away today (17th April).

GS Nepali is one songwriter, who was invited to come to Bombay on his own merit, by PL Santoshi.  As a young journalist from Champaaran district in Bihar, he had already made a good name for himself as a lyricist in Banlga cinema.  He made his debut in Bombay, with the film ‘Begum’ (1945).  The song “Aankehn To Hui Band Magar Dard Jagaa Re“, in the voice of Ashok Kumar and “Kaliyon Mein Hoon Kali Anaar Ki” in the voice of Naseem Bano, became very popular with the audiences.

An interesting anecdote.  The producers of the film ‘Gajre’ (1948) contracted GS Nepali for the song lyrics, and brought in Naushad Sb for music direction.  Of course, Naushad Sb tried to bring in Shakeel Badayuni as the lyricist.  A tussle ensued and finally the producer suggested a  formula by which the two lyricist would share the work half and half.  At this point, Nepali got adamant, and finally it was Naushad Sb who decided to move out of the project, and Anil Biswas was brought in as the MD.  Probably the first time that a songwriter had been able to prevail and work on his own terms.

This song is from the 1954 picture ‘Sultanat’.  The film is directed by Dwarka Khosla for Vikas Productions.  The cast of actors includes Shyama, Manhar Desai, Anwar, Sulochana, Neeru, Tripathi, BM Vyas, Babu Raje, Shanta Patel, and Muhammad Ismail etc.  Of the six songs in this film, four are written by GS Nepali, including this one, and the remaining two are by Anjum Jaipuri.  Music direction is by Chitragupt.  I read an interesting comment in an article about that period. If it was a religious or a stunt film in the 1950s, then quite frequently, it would have GS Nepali and Chitragupt working together, with the majority of the songs in female voice being rendered by Asha.  That is the amount of films these three artists have done together in that era.  Yes, the singing voice is that of Asha ji.  I request other readers and friends to please add more information about the film, and the on screen performance of this song.

A gem of song, that I heard for the first time myself, as I was searching for a song for this post.  The music is vintage Chitragupt – melodious, with a fairly good pace.  An expression of happiness as the time of waiting for the beloved is over and the two have met in the spring.  As the lady says

tha asar papihe ki
pyaar ki pukar mein

A lively and endearing song.  Listen and enjoy.


Song – Hum The Intezaar Mein Ghaayal Tere Pyar Mein (Sultanat) (1954) Singers – Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – GS Nepali, MD – Chitragupt

Lyrics

hum the intezaar mein
ghaayal tere pyar mein
bichhde huye baalma
mil gaye bahaar mein
hum the intezaar mein
ghaayal tere pyar mein
bichhde huye baalma
mil gaye bahaar mein
hum the intezaar mein. . .

mausam mazedaar tha
tabiyat beqaraar thi
tum nahin the saath mein
chaandni bekaar thi
ho chaandni bekaar thi
mausam mazedaar tha
tabiyat beqaraar thi
tum nahin the saath mein
chaandni bekaar thi
ho chaandni bekaar thi
tha asar papihe ki
pyar ki pukar mein
bichhde huye baalma
mil gaye bahaar mein
hum the intezaar mein. . .

do dilon ke saaz pe
ek raag chhed do
zindagi haseen ho
wo bihaag chhed do
ji wo bihaag chhed do
do dilon ke saaj pe
ek raag chhed do
zindagi haseen ho
wo bihaag chhed do
ji wo bihaag chhed do
jeet hai sitar mein
dard taar taar mein
bichhde huye baalma
mil gaye bahaar mein
hum the intezaar mein. . .

main solah singaar mein
taaron bhari raat hoon
khushboo mein doobi huyi
pyaar ki saugaat hoon
main pyaar ki saugaat hoon
main solah singaar mein
taaron bhari raat hoon
khushboo mein doobi huyi
pyaar ki saugaat hoon
main pyaar ki saugaat hoon
jhoomti hoon raat bhar
taaron ki kataar mein
bichhde huye baalma
mil gaye bahaar mein
hum the intezaar mein
ghaayal tere pyar mein
bichhde huye baalma
mil gaye bahaar mein
hum the intezaar mein. . .

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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हम थे इंतज़ार में
घायल तेरे प्यार में
बिछड़े हुये बालमा
मिल गए बहार में
हम थे इंतज़ार में
घायल तेरे प्यार में
बिछड़े हुये बालमा
मिल गए बहार में
हम थे इंतज़ार में॰ ॰ ॰

मौसम मज़ेदार था
तबीयत बेक़रार थी
तुम नहीं थे साथ में
चाँदनी बेकार थी
हो चाँदनी बेकार थी
मौसम मज़ेदार था
तबीयत बेक़रार थी
तुम नहीं थे साथ में
चाँदनी बेकार थी
हो चाँदनी बेकार थी
था असर पपीहे की
प्यार की पुकार में
बिछड़े हुये बालमा
मिल गए बहार में
हम थे इंतज़ार में॰ ॰ ॰

दो दिलों के साज पर
एक राग छेड़ दो
ज़िंदगी हसीन हो
वो बिहाग छेड़ दो
जी वो बिहाग छेड़ दो
दो दिलों के साज पर
एक राग छेड़ दो
ज़िंदगी हसीन हो
वो बिहाग छेड़ दो
जी वो बिहाग छेड़ दो
जीत है सितार में
दर्द तार तार में
बिछड़े हुये बालमा
मिल गए बहार में
हम थे इंतज़ार में॰ ॰ ॰

मैं सोलह सिंगार में
तारों भरी रात हूँ
खुशबू में डूबी हुई
प्यार की सौगात हूँ
मैं प्यार की सौगात हूँ
मैं सोलह सिंगार में
तारों भरी रात हूँ
खुशबू में डूबी हुई
प्यार की सौगात हूँ
मैं प्यार की सौगात हूँ
झूमती हूँ रात भर
तारों की कतार में
बिछड़े हुये बालमा
मिल गए बहार में
हम थे इंतज़ार में
घायल तेरे प्यार में
बिछड़े हुये बालमा
मिल गए बहार में
हम थे इंतज़ार में॰ ॰ ॰

 


This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Names of so many artists echo back to us from the decades past.  Names that stir up memories of wonderful songs, sometimes happy, sometimes melancholic, but always very endearing.  Their words, their sounds and their music continues to mesmerize us, even though the creators themselves have long ago taken their final journey.

Today is the anniversary of passing away of poet Aarzoo Lakhnavi, one of the stalwarts of the earlier decades of Hindi cinema.

Aarzoo Sb belonged to a family of men of letters.  Both his father and elder brother were poets in the traditional ‘adab’.  They ensured that he had a good education in Urdu and Persian.  He was just twelve years when he started to write. In the mid 1930s, he came to Calcutta from Lucknow, and got associated with New Theatres.  His name appears in association with the stalwarts of that era – RC Boral and Pankaj Mullick, KL Saigal and Kanan Devi, for films like ‘Manzil’ (1936),’Mukti’ (1937), ‘Street Singer’ (1938), ‘Dushman’ and ‘Jawaani Ki Reet’ (1939),’Zindagi’ (1940), and ‘Doctor’ and ‘Lagan’ (1941).  The list of songs from these films reads like the top hits from New Theatres, that came from the partnership of these artists.

In 1942, he moved to Bombay, and continued to write lyrics and dialogues for films.  Sometime after the partition, he moved to Karachi, and joined Radio Pakistan.  But he continued to write occasionally for films out of Bombay.  He passed away in 1961.  As we browse the Geet Kosh, we find a song by him as late as 1967 – “Gore Gore Chaand Ke Mukh Par” from the film ‘Anita’.

Today’s song is from the 1949 film ‘Sipahiya’.  The music is by C Ramchandra and the singing voice is that of Lata Mangeshkar. The film was directed by Aspi for Super Pictures, Bombay.  The star cast for the film includes Madhubala, Agha, Husn Bano, Kanhaiya Lal, Ghulam Rasool, Ameerbai, Yakub, Altaf, Zillo Bai, MK Hasan amongst others.

I would request other friends and readers to please add more information about this film and the on screen performance of this song.


Song – Aaram Ke The Saathi Kya Kya (Sipahiya) (1949) Singers – Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Aarzoo Lakhnavi, MD – C Ramchandra

Lyrics

bharosa kar na daulat par
na soorat par
na chaahat par
ye duniya hai sadaa rehti nahin
ho ek haalat par

aaraam ke the saathi kya kya
jab waqt pada to koi nahin
sab dost hain apne matlab ke
duniya mein kisi ka koi nahin
duniya mein kisi ka koi nahin

kal chalte the jo ishaaron par
kal chalte the jo ishaaron par
ab milti nahin hai unki nazar
ab milti nahin hai unki nazar
ya chaahne waale laakhon the
ya poochne waala koi nahin
aaraam ke the saathi kya kya
jab waqt pada to koi nahin
jab waqt pada to koi nahin

jaisa ke hai mujh par waqt pada
jaisa ke hai mujh par waqt pada
aisa na koi bebas hoga
aisa na koi bebas hoga
jeene ko shaara koi nahin
marne ko bahaana koi nahin
aaraam ke the saathi kya kya
jab waqt pada to koi nahin
jab waqt pada to koi nahin

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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भरोसा कर ना दौलत पर
ना सूरत पर
ना चाहत पर
ये दुनिया है सदा रहती नहीं
हो॰ ॰ एक हालत पर

आराम के थे साथी क्या क्या
जब वक़्त पड़ा तो कोई नहीं
सब दोस्त हैं अपने मतलब के
दुनिया में किसी का कोइ नहीं
दुनिया में किसी का कोइ नहीं

कल चलते थे जो इशारों पर
कल चलते थे जो इशारों पर
अब मिलती नहीं है उनकी नज़र
अब मिलती नहीं है उनकी नज़र
या चाहने वाले लाखों थे
या पूछने वाला कोई नहीं
आराम के थे साथी क्या क्या
जब वक़्त पड़ा तो कोई नहीं
जब वक़्त पड़ा तो कोई नहीं

जैसा के है मुझ पर वक़्त पड़ा
जैसा के है मुझ पर वक़्त पड़ा
ऐसा ना कोई बेबस होगा
ऐसा ना कोई बेबस होगा
जीने को सहारा कोई नहीं
मरने को बहाना कोई नहीं
आराम के थे साथी क्या क्या
जब वक़्त पड़ा तो कोई नहीं
जब वक़्त पड़ा तो कोई नहीं



This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

In the second half of 1960s and the first half of 1970s, Shashi Kapoor was the busiest actor in the industry.  After his struggle years of early 1960s, and riding on the success of films like ‘Jab Jab Phool Khile’ (1965), he started getting offers in such huge numbers, and because he did not turn down any one, there was a time when he was booked for almost 5 to 7 years at a single stretch.

Turning out to be the most dashing and the most handsome of the Kapoor brothers, he continued to ride the waves of popularity all through the 1970s and also 1980s.  Part of the reason was that he maintained his physique very well, for a very long time, much longer than many other lead actors in the industry, whose weight and age starts showing very soon.  Insiders attributed his success with maintaining his health to his wife Jennifer Kendall, who was the proverbial woman behind his successful career.  That may very well be true, because it is also evident that his physique and health started going downhill after Jennifer passed away in 1984.

In this song from the film ‘Vachan’ from 1974, we see him at his debonair and flashy best, as he is serenading Vimi, also one of the more promising and attractive heroines of that time.  Vimi’s star remained in the ascendancy for a very short period, and she was gone quickly, like a shooting star.  The film is directed by Suraj Prakash for the Zar Films Organization, Bombay.  Besides the leading pair already mentioned, the star cast of the film includes Prem Chopra, Jabeen Jaleel, Nazir Hussain, Sulochana, K N Singh, Tarun Bose, Kamal Kapoor, Sulochana Chatterjee, Shammi, Bhola, Paryag Raj, Jaishri T, Rajendra Nath, V Gopal, Praveen Pal, Uma Dutt, Sham Kumar, and Brahm Bhardwaj etc.  The music is by Shankar Jaikishan and the verses have been written by Hasrat Jaipuri, Kiran Kalyani and Shaily Shailendra.  This song is from the pen of Hasrat Jaipuri.  The singing voice is that of Rafi Sb.

Quite evidently, Shashi is make an attempt, and a near successful one at that, to emulate his elder sibling Shammi Kapoor.  The rendition by Rafi Sb is very nearly what he would do for Shammi.  As is evident from the words of the song, apparently the lovebirds we see in the clip have had a standoff and set of difficult times before they come to this point of Shashi now thanking the Almighty that the mind of the lady is now made up in his favor.  Well, some people have all the luck in the world, especially the heroes in Hindi films. :)

View, see and enjoy.


Song – Aapko Pyaar Hua Pyaar Khuda Ki Kudrat (Vachan) (1974) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics – Hasrat Jaipuri, MD – Shankar Jaikishan

Lyrics

aapko pyaar hua pyaar
khuda ki kudrat
aap ne kar liya iqraar
khuda ki kudrat
khuda ki kudrat
khuda ki kudrat
haaye
aapko pyaar hua pyaar
khuda ki kudrat

jo mujhse door rehte the
wo mere paas aaye hain
lipat’te hain wo daaman se
nazar mein pyaar laaye hain
nazar mein pyaar laaye hain
nazar mein pyaar laaye hain
aaj kuchh aur hai aasaar
khuda ki kudrat
khuda ki kudrat
khuda ki kudrat
hooh
aapko pyaar hua pyaar
khuda ki kudrat

banaa gulzar ik shola
asar hai meri ulfat ka
jo thi patthar ki ik moorat
karishma hai ye kismet ka
karishma hai ye kismet ka
karishma hai ye kismet ka
haaye
aahen bharne lagey sarkaar
khuda ki kudrat
khuda ki kudrat
khuda ki kudrat
aapko pyaar hua pyaar
khuda ki kudrat

rahe gairon ke pheloo main
yehi wo jaan e aalam hai
mujhe aawaara kehte the
yehi wo mere humdum hain
yehi wo mere humdum hain
yehi wo mere humdum hain
waah waah
jaan dene ko hai taiyyaar
khuda ki kudrat
khuda ki kudrat
khuda ki kudrat
aapko . . . haaye
khuda ki kudrat
aap ne kar liya iqraar
khuda ki kudrat

 

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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आपको प्यार हुआ प्यार
खुदा की कुदरत
आप ने इक़रार किया
खुदा की कुदरत
खुदा की कुदरत
खुदा की कुदरत
हाए
आपको प्यार हुआ प्यार
खुदा की कुदरत

जो मुझसे दूर रहते थे
वो मेरे पास आए हैं
लिपटते हैं वो दामन से
नज़र में प्यार लाये हैं
नज़र में प्यार लाये हैं
नज़र में प्यार लाये हैं
आज कुछ और हैं आसार
खुदा की कुदरत
खुदा की कुदरत
खुदा की कुदरत
हूह
आपको प्यार हुआ प्यार
खुदा की कुदरत

बना गुलजार इक शोला
असर है मेरी उलफत का
जो थी पत्थर की इक मूरत
करिश्मा है ये किस्मत का
करिश्मा है ये किस्मत का
करिश्मा है ये किस्मत का
हाए
आहें भरने लगे सरकार
खुदा की कुदरत
खुदा की कुदरत
खुदा की कुदरत
आपको प्यार हुआ प्यार
खुदा की कुदरत

रहे गैरों के पहलू में
यही वो जान ए आलम है
मुझे आवारा कहते थे
यही वो मेरे हमदम हैं
यही वो मेरे हमदम हैं
यही वो मेरे हमदम हैं
वाह वाह
जान देने को है तैयार
खुदा की कुदरत
खुदा की कुदरत
खुदा की कुदरत
आपको ॰ ॰ ॰ हाय
खुदा की कुदरत
आप ने इक़रार किया
खुदा की कुदरत


This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

MISSING GEMS FROM THE GOLDEN 50s….Song No. 16
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Moving from 1958, we come near the end of the decade with the year 1959. It was about 12 years since the upheaval in the film industry with the mass migration of film artistes from India to Pakistan, post Partition. Even after that some movements were still going on with late goers. Fortunately normalcy had returned to the industry by that time, much faster than was expected by the world watchers. Unlike Pakistan-who had to build a fresh new industry in their country- our infrastructure was intact, the base was wide and solid and vacancies were filled up promptly, by artistes waiting in the wings.
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This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Mention of RK Films brings to mind the unbroken partnership of 22 long years between the music director duo of Shankar Jaikishan and the songwriters Shialnedra and Hasrat Jaipuri.  Starting from ‘Barsaat’ in 1949, and all the way up to ‘Mera Naam Joker’ in 1971, this quartet ruled the music and songs at RK Films, collaborating for every RK film produced during this period (with the exception of Shailendra, who passed away in 1966).

Remembering Hasrat Jaipuri on the anniversary of his birth today (15th April).
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