atul's bollywood song a day- with full lyrics

Itne bade jahaan mein apna bhi koi hota

Posted on: May 15, 2012


This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

As I browse through my collection, through the YouTube, and through the Geet Kosh, I have jotted down a fairly long list of films that are still waiting in the wings to find an entry on this blog. And they satisfy two very important criteria that are kind of a thumb rule here. Most of these films are rare and obscure, and more importantly, they have music and songs that are just superb. Rather, these films carry songs that may not be all obscure, they have been popular, or at least played often on the radio, and are in the public memory. But the information about their creators, and the films to which these belong is not easy to relate.

‘Dark Street’ (1961) is one such film. Produced under the banner of Shankar Movies, Bombay, and directed by Naresh Sehgal, this is one of those films whose name is lost somewhere deep under the folds of time. And along with that, also buried, is the other related information about it. The music is composed by that maverick music director, Dattaram, and the lyrics are by Indeevar. The cast of actors includes Ashok Kumar, Nishi, Anoop Kumar, KN Singh, Mahendra, Shivraj, Iftekhar, Mirza Musharraf, Amirbai Karnataki, Altaf, Prem Sagar, Munshi Munakka, Radheyshyam, Sohni, Krishnavtar Singh, Devraj, Kathaana. It was the time and era in the career of Ashok Kumar when he was past his prime as a romantic hero. Visibly, he had transitioned into character roles, albeit still amply significant. Or else, he continued to be the lead actor in films on the themes of crime dramas and gangster movies. Movies such as ‘Inspector’ (1956), Mr. X (1957), ‘Night Club’ (1958), ‘Howrah Bridge’ (1958), ‘Kangan’ (1959), ‘Kala Aadmi’ (1960), ‘Warrant’ (1961), and ‘Flat No. 9’ (1961) etc. mostly found him playing the role of a police or a CID inspector.

Dattaram Wadkar, better known as Dattaram, came to Bombay in 1942, at a young age of 13. His first music teacher was Pandari Nageshwar, from whom he learnt to play tabla. Subsequently, he worked for Sajjaad Hussain for a few months, before he chanced to meet Shankar (later to be part of the Shankar-Jaikishan duo) in a gym. With Shankar’s help, he secured a job at Prithvi Theatres. He became part of the trio that used to play the background music during the interval in the stage shows – the other two being Ram Ganguly on sitaar and Ramlal on shehnai. He became famous as a tabla player, and a special rhythm that he used to play became to be known as ‘dattu tthekaa’. (NOTE: ‘ttheka’ is a percussion rhythm played on tabla).

When Raj Kapoor started to produce films under the RK Films banner, Dattaram was the music assistant to Ram Ganguly in ‘Aag’ (1948) and then onwards with Shankar-Jaikishan in Barsaat (1949). Dattaram continued to assist Shankar-Jaikishan in a majority of films all the way upto ‘Dhoop Chhaon’ in 1977. He was part of the RK music team that consisted of Shankar-Jaikishan, Sahilendra, Hasrat Jaipuri, and Mukesh, besides himself.

In 1957, Dattaram made his debut as an independent music director with the film ‘Ab Dilli Door Nahin’. In his career as a composer, he created music for just about 21 films from 1957 to 1971. With such notable films as ‘Parvarish’ (1958), ‘Qaidi No. 911’ (1959), ‘Kala Aadmi’ (1960), ‘Zindagi Aur Khwaab’ (1961), ‘First Love’ (1961), ‘Jab Se Tumhe Dekha Hai’ (1963), Dattaram has made an indelible mark for himself on the Hindi film music. Needless to say, many of his creations have become memorable gems lasting the test of time. Dattaram passed away in 2007.

This song has been penned by Indeevar. The singing voice is that of Suman Kalyanpur. Once again, a song that has been in my memory for many decades. Yet, it is only recently that I discovered something new about it. There are actually two versions of this song. One is the fast paced version, which is the one I remember, and the second is a slower and a sadder version which I came across recently. A gem of a melancholic song. To be followed up with more gems from this film in the coming days. Enjoy.

—————————
Faster, happier version
—————————

itne bade jahaan mein, apna bhi koi hota
hum bhi to muskuraate, apna usey banaate

O wish, there would be one
In this whole wide world
That I could fancy as my own
And that I could smile with happiness
Making someone (to be) my own

hum ne koi duniya mein dildaar na dekha
dekhi har ek cheez yahaan pyaar na dekha
haaye pyaar na dekha

Ne’er did I see (yet)
Someone charming to my heart
Have seen many a flavors in this life
But not true love
Alas, not true love

pyaar se dekhe koi dil mein basaa doon
paas mere jo bhi hai wo hans ke lutaa doon
haaye hans ke lutaa doon

Just one glance of true love
And I would cherish the one in my heart
And shower upon him
Everything that I have, every happiness of mine
Yes, every happiness of mine

zulf ke saaye kabhi aanchal ki hawaayen
maangte hain log yahaan hum se adaayen
haaye hum se adaayen

All that anyone ever wants
Is the shade of my tresses
Or the breeze of the flourish of my embrace
Yes, that’s what they all want
Just a part of my beauty
Only a part of my beauty

——————————–
(Slow version, sadder version)
——————————–
maang mein sindoor hai ya aag lagaa di
paaon mein paayal hai ya zanzeer pehnaa di
shaadi ke parde mein ye barbaadi rachaayen
aati hai shehnaai se maatam ki sadaayen

Is that the auspicious color of red
Or is it a fiery speckle placed on my forehead
Are these the anklets of tinkling happiness
Or is it the chains of feeble dependence

shaadi ke parde mein ye barbaadi rachaayen
aati hai shehnaai se maatam ki sadaayen

In the garb of a wedding
It is sorrow that is being celebrated
The notes of the shehnai
Sound like mournful lamenting

dhan ka jab talak jahaan mein raaj rahegaa
aadmi ka aadmi mohtaaj rahegaa
loot’te hain ye khwaab dikhaa kar ye sunehre
dil to hai shaitaan ka insaan ke chehre

For till the time, the riches rule this world
One human will remain a slave of another
They entice with promises of golden dreams
Only to rob away (the happiness in the heart)
Wearing masks of human persons
In their heart they carry the devil

logon ne daulat ko khudaa kar ke hi chhodaa
insaan ko insaan se judaa kar ke hi chhodaa
beech se daulat ki ye deewaar giraa do
uttho aadmi ko aadmi se milaa do

They doth worship money as God
Driving a wedge between two hearts
Arise O, and pull down this wall of riches
And let two hearts to be together

Fast version

Slow version

Song-Itne bade jahaan mein apna bhi koi hota (Dark street)(1961) Singer-Suman Kalyanpur, Lyrics-Indeewar, MD-Dattaram

Lyrics

——————-
(Happy Version)
——————-
itne bade jahaan mein
apna bhi koi hota
hum bhi to muskuraate
apna usey banaate
itne bade jahaan mein
apna bhi koi hota
hum bhi to muskuraate
apna usey banaate
itne bade jahaan mein

hum ne koi duniya mein
dildaar na dekha
dekhi har ek cheez yahaan
pyaar na dekha
hum ne koi duniya mein
dildaar na dekha
dekhi har ek cheez yahaan
pyaar na dekha
haaye pyaar na dekha
itne bade jahaan mein

pyaar se dekhe jo koi
dil mein basaa loon
paas mere jo bhi hai
wo hans ke lutaa doon
pyaar se dekhe jo koi
dil mein basaa doon
paas mere jo bhi hai
wo hans ke lutaa doon
haaye hans ke lutaa doon
itne bade jahaan mein

zulf ke saaye kabhi
aanchal ki hawaayen
maangte hain log yahaan
hum se adaayen
zulf ke saaye kabhi
aanchal ki hawaayen
maangte hain log yahaan
hum se adaayen
haaye hum se adaayen
itne bade jahaan mein
apna bhi koi hota
hum bhi to muskuraate
apna usey banaate

——————–
(Sad Version)
——————–
itne bade jahaan mein
apna bhi koi hota
itne bade jahaan mein
apna bhi koi hota
hum bhi to muskuraate
apna usey banaate
itne bade jahaan mein

maang mein sindoor hai ya aag lagaa di
paaon mein paayal hai ya zanzeer pehnaa di
shaadi ke parde mein ye barbaadi rachaayen
aati hai shehnaai se maatam ki sadaayen
hay maatam ki sadaayen
itne bade jahaan mein
apna bhi koi hota
hum bhi to muskuraate
apna usey banaate
itne bade jahaan mein

dhan ka jab talak jahaan mein raaj rahegaa
aadmi ka aadmi mohtaaj rahegaa
loot’te hain khwaab dikhaa kar ye sunehre
dil to hai shaitaan ka insaan ke chehre
itne bade jahaan mein
apna bhi koi hota
hum bhi to muskuraate
apna usey banaate
itne bade jahaan mein

logon ne daulat ko khudaa kar ke hi chhodaa
logon ne daulat ko khudaa kar ke hi chhodaa
insaan ko insaan se judaa kar ke hi chhodaa
beech se daulat ki ye deewaar giraa do
uttho aadmi ko aadmi se milaa do
uttho aadmi ko aadmi se milaa do

About these ads

3 Responses to "Itne bade jahaan mein apna bhi koi hota"

Sudhir ji,
You have aptly summarised the career of one of the most melodious composer,Dattaram.
Raj kapoor was trying out various tunes for a shailendra song,’Mata o mata,jo tu aaj hoti’. he was not getting a tune of his liking.Suddenly,Dattaram who was passing by that side was heard humming some tune.Raj Kapoor called him and asked him to repeat the tune.Dattaram gave the tune,and Raj Kapoor decided then and there to make Dattaram RK’s 4th Composer( The first 3 being,Ram ganguly,S-J and Salil Chaudhary) for “Ab Dilli door nahin”.
The famous ‘Dattu Theka’ was made by him only.When the ‘Chaati’ of Dholak and ‘Bayan’ of tabla,i.e.Dagga(the smaller one of the two in Tabla jodi) were played simulteniously in Kehrawa(Two-4) Taal,this theka was made.It was used in songs like,
Sayonara,Sayonara
Is duniya me jeena hai to sun lo meri baat
mera naam Rita Christina
main ka karun Ram,mujhe bodhha mil gaya
Chhun chhunn karti aayi chidiya
Masti bhara hai samaa and
Meethi meethi baton se bachna jara
He also used another speciality-Uthav.In love Marriage song,Kahe jhum jhum raat ye suhani,the sound of Dagga pick up was his own.
His 3rd speciality was called ‘Duggi Tarang’,wherein many Duggis(a small percussion instrument like Damroo) are played at a time.This was used in songs like,Bakad bum bum baje damaroo-kathputali etc.
He used Mukesh,Lata and Manna Dey more than Rafi or Asha.’Balak’-69 was his last film as a composer.
He retired in 1987,and settled in Dichaulim,Goa.He expired on 8-6-2007.
-AD
input ,with thanks from’…rahe na rahe hum.’

Arunji,
What a wonderful write-up on Duttaram. Among his 21 films was one, SHRIMAN SATYAWADI. A Raj Kapoor starrer, this film too had some gems. And another credit is his contribution, along with Subestian, for the background music of SANGAM, especially the honeymoon part shot in Europe! His devotion to Raj Kapoor was 100% though he did not get the due he deserved from his sons or his fans.

Atul ji,
DARK STREET-1961 was a film when Ashok kumar was in the transition period.his past as a Hero was so good,that established producers did not dare to offer him character roles and he was also not fit for hero’s role now.The second rung of producers were still ready to make him a hero and special roles were written for him suiting his age and experience.Such films were usually short lived and went into oblivion soon.In such films his Heroines were also second class.
Dark Street name of the film had actually no corelation to its story at all.It was astory of two look-alike girls-rich girl wanting to be poor to get peace of mind and poor girl wanting to be rich to fulfil her dreams.
Rupa(Nishi) is a rich girl without parents and her wicked uncle Seth Deen Dayal(K.N.Singh) wants to kill her to get her wealth.Rajan(Ashokkumar) is Seth ji’s assistant appointed to guard Rupa.Rupa runs away to seek peace.She meets Shankar(Anup kumar) a truck driver whose lover Gauri is her look alike and wants to become rich.Gauri impersonates as Rupa and starts living life.Rajan knows that she is not Rupa and tries to save her from killing attempts of Seth ji.Rajan locates Rupa.They fall in love.Actually Rajan is a CID Inspector to gather proof against Seth ji’s involvement in Narcotic trade.Sethji realises that Rajan is a CID.He plans to kill both Rupa and Rajan at a time,but Shankar helps them to run away and save themselves.
With the help of Shankar,Gauri and Rupa,Rajan collects proof and arrests Seth ji,finally.
Gauri realises that only money is not enough to be happy,one needs love(of Shankar) too and Rupa realises that true love does not bother about money at all.
-AD
349

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Important Announcement

(© 2008 - 2014) atulsongaday.me The content of this site is copyrighted and it may not be reproduced elsewhere without prior consent from the site/ author of the content.

What is this blog all about

This blog discusses Bollywood songs of yesteryears. Every song has a brief description, followed by a video link, and complete lyrics of the song.

This is a labour of love, where "new" songs are added every day, and that has been the case for more than five years. This blog has over 9700 songs by now.

Total number of songs discussed

9750

Number of movies (All songs covered)

471

Total visits so far

  • 5,457,802 hits

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 1,337 other followers

Bookmark

Bookmark and Share

Category of songs

Archives

Current Visitors

visitors whereabouts

blogadda

blogcatalog

Music Blogs - BlogCatalog Blog Directory

Stumble

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,337 other followers

%d bloggers like this: