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Sheeshe mein do tasweeren

Posted on: July 10, 2014


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

It is generally seen in many cases, when the nature or misfortune or destiny, inflict a handicap on a person, then the same nature itself will nurtures another aspect, another ability of that person and bestow another sensory gift to the individual. In our own sphere of awareness, I am sure we have seen many examples of individuals having some very debilitating handicap, but it is a wonder of nature that we see such individuals excel in something, some activity, some accomplishment, some art that at time defies belief.

One comes across such shining examples of gifted individuals, in many walks of life. The nature has taken away some ability from them, but has developed another to an exemplary extent. Many a times, such individuals are to seen to live a more full and a more accomplished life, than most of the other apparently normal individuals. It is a wonder that we can only marvel at.

The film industry is not bereft of such examples. The names that come immediately to mind are KC Dey, the exceptionally gifted singer, a pioneer in the music and singing departments of the industry, and now considered a legend for all times. In the current times, we have Ravindra Jain, whose accomplishments as a music director are exceptionally noteworthy.

We have one more such name, that may not be recalled into the mind easily. For it is not a well known fact that he too was similarly impaired. I am writing about Manohar Lal Sonik today, the senior member of the Sonik-Omi team that had made their presence felt in the decades of 1960s, 70s and somewhat in the 80s.

Remembering Manohar Lal Sonik on the anniversary of his passing away (9th July).

Some of the songs from their early years defy belief when the name of this duo is revealed as being the music directors. “Jinhen Hum Bhoolna Chaahen” and “Aapse Pyaar Hua Aap Khafaa Ho Baithe” from ‘Aabroo’ (1968), “Donon Ne Kiya Tha Pyaar Magar” , from ‘Mahua’ (1969), “Shyam Dhun Laagi Hari Naam Dhun Laagi” from ‘Beti’ (1969), “Sun Sun Sun O Gulaabi Kali” and “Kaan Mein Jhumka Chaal Mein Thumka” from ‘Saawan Bhadon’ (1970), “Raaz Ki Baat Keh Doon To” from ‘Dharma’ 1973. “Sansaar Hai Ek Nadiya Dukh Sukh Do Kinaare Hai” from ‘Raftaar’ (1975), and many more such lively gems, all come from the baton of Sonik-Omi. And not to miss their debut film as a team – ‘Dil Ne Phir Yaad Kiya’ from 1966 each one of whose songs is a gem that should be listed. The title song of this film finds inclusion in most selections covering songs of melancholia.

Manohar Lal Sonik was born in 1926 on 26th November, in Sialkot (in present day Pakistan). In childhood, as early as two years, he was afflicted with a malady, as a result of which he lost his eyesight, much before he turned three. The laws of nature worked, and the child Manohar developed a strong acumen and a strong interest in music. His first level of education happened in the Lahore College of Music. He subsequently went to Lucknow, for further learning at the famous Morris College of Music. Returning back to Lahore, he became assistant to Pt Amarnath. When partition happened in 1947, he came to Delhi and worked for some time at the All India Radio. Around 1950, he came to Bombay. He worked as an assistant with Husnlal-Bhagatram team for some time. He gained reputation as an exemplary harmonium player, and many music directors would call upon him for this skill.

In 1952, he got a chance to do his first independent film as a music director. This film is ‘Mamta’. It has a beautiful song sung by Mukesh – “Bhor Bhai Ik Pari Gagan Se Utri” . Although the film had some good songs, it failed to make an impression at the box office, strong enough to sustain the career of this new entrant into the industry. And without any further offers as an independent music director, he continued to work as an assistant to Madan Mohan and Roshan, and as a music arranger for many others.

By the time 1960s came about, his nephew, Om Prakash Sonik had also joined him in Bombay. Om Prakash, better known by the name Omi, had also worked at the All India Radio at Delhi, before making his way to Bombay. Together they had worked as assistants for Roshan in the film ‘Dil Hi To Hai’ (1963). Being impressed by their work, the Rawal brothers (BL Rawal and CL Rawal), assigned the music direction responsibility to this chacha-bhatija duo for their next film ‘Dil Ne Phir Yaad Kiya’ (1966). And the rest, as they say, is history.

For today’s post, I present a lovely melody in the voice of Sulochana Kadam, from the 1952 film ‘Mamta’. Produced under the banner of Nishant Films, it is directed by Gunjaal. the list of actors in the film includes Sumitra Devi, Ulhas, Mirza Musharraf, Rajan Haksar, Kamal Mehra, Chitrlekha, Ramesh, Rajni, Sadiq, Qabil Amritsari, Master Raja, GP Shrivastava, Sheila, Paro, Bhagwan Das, Shanta Bai, and Baby Salma amongst others. The film has eight songs, seven of which are created by Manohar Lal Sonik and the eighth is the creation of Hansraj Behl. The lyrics of this film have been written by Shyam Hindi, Shewan Rizvi, Moti BA and Verma Malik. This song is from the pen of Verma Malik.

The song is an endearing melody that talks of possibilities in love, now that two hearts have come together. On hearing this song, one is reminded of a Punjabi folk tune that goes like “cheepo cheep ganderiyaan, do teriyan do meriyan”. That could have been the possible source of inspiration for this song. Lovingly rendered by Sulochana Kadam it is a song that should be heard more often.

Listen and enjoy.


Song-Sheeshe mein do tasweeren (Mamta)(1952) Singer-Sulochana Kadam, Lyrics-Verma Malik, Manohar Lal Sonik

Lyrics

sheeshe mein do tasweeren
ik teri ik meri
ik teri ik meri
sheeshe mein do tasweeren
ik teri ik meri
ik teri ik meri
ab mil gayi do taqdeeren
ik teri ik meri
ik teri ik meri
sheeshe mein do tasweeren
ik teri ik meri
ik teri ik meri

jab nainon ne nainon ko dekha
dil ne dil ko roka
dil ko roka
jab nainon ne nainon ko dekha
dil ne dil ko roka
dil ko roka
phir tu ne kuchh socha
maine bhi socha
maine bhi socha
phir tu ne kuchh socha
maine bhi socha
maine bhi socha
aur lad gayee do tadbeeren
ik teri ik meri
ik teri ik meri
sheeshe mein do tasweeren
ik teri ik meri
ik teri ik meri

dil poochhe ji kyun (??)
tum aa ke mere mann mein
mere mann mein
dil poochhe ji kyun (??)
tum aa ke mere mann mein
mere mann mein
kuchh pataa nahin ab kya hoga jeevan mein
mere jeevan mein
kuchh pataa nahin ab kya hoga jeevan mein
mere jeevan mein
kay karti hain taqdeeren
ik teri ik meri
ik teri ik meri
sheeshe mein do tasweeren
ik teri ik meri
ik teri ik meri

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
—————————————–
शीशे में दो तस्वीरें
इक तेरी इक मेरी
इक तेरी इक मेरी
शीशे में दो तस्वीरें
इक तेरी इक मेरी
इक तेरी इक मेरी
अब मिल गयी दो तक़दीरें
इक तेरी इक मेरी
इक तेरी इक मेरी
शीशे में दो तस्वीरें
इक तेरी इक मेरी
इक तेरी इक मेरी

जब नैनों ने नैनों को देखा
दिल ने दिल को रोका
दिल को रोका
जब नैनों ने नैनों को देखा
दिल ने दिल को रोका
दिल को रोका
फिर तूने कुछ सोचा
मैंने भी सोचा
मैंने भी सोचा
फिर तूने कुछ सोचा
मैंने भी सोचा
मैंने भी सोचा
और लड़ गयी दो तदबीरें
इक तेरी इक मेरी
इक तेरी इक मेरी
शीशे में दो तस्वीरें
इक तेरी इक मेरी
इक तेरी इक मेरी

दिल पूछे जी क्यूँ (??)
तुम आ के मेरे मन में
मेरे मन में
दिल पूछे जी क्यूँ (??)
तुम आ के मेरे मन में
मेरे मन में
कुछ पता नहीं अब क्या होगा जीवन में
मेरे जीवन में
कुछ पता नहीं अब क्या होगा जीवन में
मेरे जीवन में
क्या करती हैं तक़दीरें
इक तेरी इक मेरी
इक तेरी इक मेरी
शीशे में दो तस्वीरें
इक तेरी इक मेरी
इक तेरी इक मेरी

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4 Responses to "Sheeshe mein do tasweeren"

Sir, thanks for taking us into the life and works of Sh.Manoharlal Sonik.
Our tributes to this great film personality on his anniversary…!
thanks!

Sonik-Omi reached their pinnacle in their very first movie Dil Ne Phir Yaad Kiya which they never reached again barring few lovely songs

Sudhir ji,
Thanks for the post and a very good song.
I may be making a very strange comment which no one may agree, but Sulochana Kadam sounds a bit like Suraiyya especially at the beginning of this particular song.

Sudhir ji
Thank for the nice song and post on Manohar Lal Sonik.

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