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This article is written by Raja, 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.

Today, the 25th of July 2014, is the 18th death anniversary of GS Kohli.

I realized this only when I read Sudhirji’s write-up about him a few hours ago.

Somehow, I felt like paying him a tribute myself on this occasion – so here is my humble tribute to him.

As we know, the name of GS Kohli does not have the recall that names like SD Burman, OP Nayyar, Naushad etc have. And that’s understandable. These composers acquired legendary status over their career, with a string of extremely popular and high-quality musical scores. They fully deserve all the adulation and recognition they have received for their work.

And yet, we have the likes of GS Kohli, S Mohinder, Ganesh, Ramlal, C.Arjun and others who have, in their own ways, left a mark, albeit on a less noticeable scale, in the world of Hindi film music. Yes, their tunes might be few in number, or less heard, but even amongst those tunes, there is often that one that makes you go “ah, lovely!”. Maybe a tune that gets you foot-tapping. Or one that goes straight to your heart.

Whether it is Ramlal’s “pankh hoti to ud aati re”, “tum to pyar ho” or “taqdeer ka fasaana” (Sehra) or S Mohinder’s “guzra hua zamana” (Shirin Farhad), whether it is Ganesh’s “hum tere bin jee na sakenge sanam” (Thakur Jarnail Singh) or C.Arjun’s “paas baitho tabeeyat behel jaayegi” (Punar Milan), each of these is a melody that is hummed even today, 50 years after these songs were made. And they sound just as pleasant to the ear today, as they must have, all those years ago.

These are evergreen songs that will hopefully never be forgotten.

And, just like the songs, their creators too must never be forgotten.

And that is one thing this blog is good at. Here, we always try to pay tribute to creators of yesteryear music, even if they might not have received adulation or fame in their careers. That is the least we can do for them.

With this in mind, I am writing this piece as a tribute to GS Kohli.

I first heard of GS Kohli when I first heard a song of Shikari (1963). I must have been about 10-11 then. It was an afternoon AIR programme (12.30 – 1.00 p.m, I think). It was the famous song “tumko piya dil diya itni naaz se”. I fell in love with the song, the moment I heard it. It was such a foot-tapping song.

After the song was played, the announcer mentioned the music director as GS Kohli. I was very surprised. I’d never heard the name before. I was expecting it to be one of the famous ones like Shankar Jaikishen or SD Burman.

From that moment, the name of GS Kohli got stuck in my head. And that song “tumko piya dil diya” became one of my favourites. To this day, it is one of my favourites. I have listened to it a zillion times – and I still never tire of listening to it.

I am not alone. The popularity of this song can be gauged by the fact that it has not only been remixed but there are also many rip-offs / versions of it. That itself speaks of the hold it has on people of all generations.

Although AIR did play that song every now and then even in those days (thanks to farmaishes), it wasn’t as often as I’d have liked. We didn’t have internet in those days – and access to music, other than radio, was somewhat restricted in my environment then. We did have a tape recorder (National) but had only a few cassettes. So for me, it was either radio or nothing.

When I got access to the net and to youtube, one of the first songs I hunted down was this one. I was thrilled, as ever, to listen to it. And now I could listen to it, to my heart’s content. And even see the video – something I had never been able to do earlier.

I also realized that another song I liked a lot – a Rafisaab-Lata duet, “agar main poochhoon jawaab doge” – is also from this film, and a GS Kohli composition. My respect for him only went up after realizing this. It is a gem of a song in its own right, even if overshadowed by “tumko piya”.

Both these songs have given me so much listening pleasure, I cannot describe it.

A few years ago, it so happened that I ended up subtitling Shikari (1963). It was a film I wanted to see anyway, if only for these two songs. It is a typical B-film, but as with many B-films, the music is anything but B-quality. And it’s not just these two songs. I discovered another lovely song – “baaje ghunghroo chham chham”. And this movie also has “chaman ke phool”. That’s a lot of quality in one film.

GS Kohli was more than just Shikari (1963) though. He has composed some pleasing songs for Namaste ji (1965) too. And Mr.India (1961) has the fairly well-known Rafisaab number “mat poochh mera hai kaun watan”.

The song for today is also from Mr.India (1961). It is a cheerful, delightful Geeta Dutt number. (When I say cheerful Geeta Dutt number, do I even need to say “delightful”? Is there any cheerful Geeta Dutt number that is NOT delightful?)

I haven’t seen the film, so I’m afraid I cannot add anything about the picturisation or situation. The film stars Geeta Bali, Kamaljeet (probably better known as Waheeda Rehman’s husband), Helen and IS Johar, amongst others. Maybe one of our knowledgeable readers can tell us more about the picturisation of this song.

If you listen to the song, you might get a slight “tumko piya” feel. Or maybe I am imagining it. In any case, this film was made before Shikari, so maybe GS Kohli (who was assistant to OP Nayyar before embarking on his own) had that zing anyway but it got noticed most with Shikari.

In any case, I will leave you with the song and let you judge for yourself. Enjoy the song. I know I did.

Thank you, GS Kohli saab for your contribution to Hindi film music.

Singer: Geeta Dutt
Lyrics: Jaan Nissar Akhtar
Music: GS Kohli


Song-Main maachis ki teeli (Mr India)(1961) Singer-Geeta Dutt, Lyrics-Jaan Nisaar Akhtar, MD-G S Kohli

Lyrics

Main maachis ki teeli
main maachis ki teeli
chamkeeli
bhadkeeli
maine usey
phoonk diya
jisne meri nazar se pee li
main maachis ki teeli
chamkeeli
bhadkeeli
maine usey
phoonk diya
jisne meri nazar se pee li
main maachis ki teeli

main kya jaanoon re
main kya jaanoon re
sharmaana ghabraana
maine seekha jee
Lehraana
bal khaana
baat meri
kitni haseen
haaye
baat meri
kitni haseen
ho jaise koi kali chatkeeli
main maachis ki teeli
main maachis ki teeli
chamkeeli
bhadkeeli
maine usey
phoonk diya
jisne meri nazar se pee li
main maachis ki teeli

sab kuchh aata hai
sab kuchh aata hai
tadpaana
tarsaana
chalte chalte ji
mud jaana
muskaana
dekh zaraa
meri adaa
haaye
dekh zaraa
meri adaa
O meri chaal badi lachkeeli
main maachis ki teeli
main maachis ki teeli
chamkeeli
bhadkeeli
maine usey
phoonk diya
jisne meri nazar se pee li
main maachis ki teeli

mere aage na
mere aage na
ithlaana
itraana
jaake auron ko
Lalchaana
Lapkaana
main to kabhi
bhool ke bhi
haaye
main to kabhi
bhool ke bhi
ho teri dor na chhodoon dhheeli
main maachis ki teeli
main maachis ki teeli
chamkeeli
bhadkeeli
maine usey
phoonk diya
jisne meri nazar se pee li
main maachis ki teeli
chamkeeli
bhadkeeli
maine usey
phoonk diya
jisne meri nazar se pee li
main maachis ki teeli

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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.

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The Many Colors of Love #18 – The Lovely Letters of Love
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And so wrote the scribe

likhe jo khat tujhe
wo teri yaad mein
hazaaron rang ke
nazaare ban gaye

Love has needs of words and expressions. And when the lovers are away from each other, the restless pining of the heart materialize as messages that take on many forms. There are countless episodes of these messages of love, many famous and well known, and many more multifold that are personal and undisclosed.

Time was when the paper was not yet invented and the messages were written on plant leaves and barks of trees. Probably the most innovative and wondrous messaging was using the clouds. In the hallowed poetical epic ‘Meghdoot’ (literally, ‘The Cloud Messenger’), Kaalidas describes how Yaksha sent messages to his wife Alaka with the help of Megh, the cloud. Yaksha, is the caretaker of the treasures of Kuber, the God of wealth and prosperity. Once Kuber comes to know that Yaksha is neglecting his duties. As a reprimand, he is banished from Mount Kailash, which is his abode, and sent to the mountains of Vindhyachal for a period of one year. Being separated from his wife, he is longing for her. In desperation, he takes help of Megh to carry his message to Alaka on Mount Kailash. The poem is about Yaksha describing the journey from Vindhyachal to Kailash, how will he recognize the place and how will he recognize Alaka to deliver the message. And of course the message itself – a message of longing and love, expressing desires to be together again with her. The poem has become a renowned classic around the world, appreciated for its beauty and the innovative idea of using the clouds as a messenger of love.

Then we have the Hamsa Sandesha, another literary creation that tells about how Lord Ram sent messages to Sita with help of the swan bird.

We also have the beautiful eulogy of love sent in the form of a letter by Rukmini, to Lord Krsna, through a Brahmin messenger, telling of Her love for Him, and informing that Her wedding has been arranged with King Shishupal, and that He should urgently come and rescue Her from this unseemly fate. This message is presented in detail in the epic Srimad Bhagwatam in the tenth-book and fifty-second chapter. Interested readers can read more about this here.

History also abounds with episodes of using pigeons as carriers of love messages. One of the earliest references in recorded history comes from Greece. The poet Anacreon has written a poem describing how he instructs the carrier pigeon and describes the bird’s flight as a messenger carrying a love-letter to his beloved. In our own history, there is reference of pigeons used as carriers of love messages between Shahzada Salim and Anarkali.

Then we have a mystery message that has been awaiting interpretation for over a century. This message, carved out on wood, has appeared in many inscriptions discovered in Scandinavia. The message that has been puzzling cryptologists and runologists has recently been deciphered and solved. It is a love message that includes the words ‘Kiss Me’.

And discussion on love messages cannot be complete without reference to the Great Bard. His famous comedy, ‘Twelfth Night’ features an assortment of very interesting characters, with very many confusions being caused between them, and a great variety of messages sent from one character to another—sometimes as letters and other times in the form of tokens. Such messages are used both for purposes of communication and miscommunication, that add to the humor in the story line. And there are many other plays by him, in which the device of love letters and love messages has been used in the storyline.

Love messages are a significant part of the story lines and songs in Hindi films. In fact there is a film titled ‘Prem Patra’ from 1962, starring Shashi Kapoor and Sadhna in lead roles. There are many endearing songs that have made this part of the on screen romancing, an unforgettable part of our memories. Whether it is the “Aabaad Rahe Tera Ghar Munshi, Khat Likh De Saajan Ke Naam” from film ‘Surajmukhi’ (1950) or the similar sounding “Khat Likh De Saanwariyaa Ke Naam Baabu” from ‘Aaye Din Bahaar Ke’ (1966), or “Ye Mera Prem Patra Padh Kar” from ‘Sangam’ (1964), or lovely melody of “Tera Khat Le Ke Sanam Paaon Kahin Rakhte Hain Hum” from ‘Ardhaangini’ (1958), or the iconic fame of “Phool Tumhen Bheja Hai Khat Mein” from ‘Saraswati Chandra’ (1967), or the lilting rhythm of “Haaye Haaye Ik Ladka Mujhko Khat Likhta Hai” from ‘Kachche Dhaage’ (1973), or even the melancholy of not receiving the message as in “Main Ye Soch Kar Us Ke Dar Se Uthaa Thaa” from film ‘Haqeeqat’ (1964). And what to say of the song noted at the beginning of this write up. This song from film ‘Kanyadaan’ (1971), I clearly recall that when this film came to the theatres, this song was heard on the radio in practically every program. Continuously for many weeks this song was played, at least 12 to 15 times a day, making some sort of a record.

The song that I present today is from the 1953 film ‘Firdaus’. When I heard this song for the first time, my heart told me it had to be part of this series of songs about love. The words of this song present such a unique aspect of the letters of love. I am so taken in by the idea and the concept that is the central theme of this song. Presenting an emotion of extreme longing, mixed with sadness and helplessness, it tells of the level of desperation that makes the lady write out her message of love, using the ‘kaajal’ (kohl) from her eyes. She says that her mother in law has taken away the ink and the writing pen, and she has no other way to write to her husband, her beloved. And it is an extreme measure that makes her use the ‘kaajal’ to write her letter of love.

For quite some time after listening to this song, my mind was contemplating this thought. I was trying to understand myself whether these verses are a metaphor, to simply say how strongly she misses her beau. But then it struck me. It struck me that actually she is crying. And as the tears flow, along with it flows the kaajal from the eyes. This mixture of ‘kaajal’ and tears is what makes the ink that she is using to write her message of love. When this thought struck me, was really taken in by the beauty of the words and the idea that they present – writing a love letter, and using the tears and kaajal for ink, wow.

‘Firdaus’ is a movie produced under the banner of New Premier Films and is directed by Vasant Joglekar. The star cast includes Ashok Kumar, Geeta Bali, Anoop Kumar, Rama, Om Prakash, Lalita Pawar, Jamaal Amrohi, Badri Prasad, Randhir, Pesi Patel, and Vasant Thengadi etc. The film credits indicate that there are two music directors, viz. Robin Chatterjee and Roshan, and two lyricists, viz. DN Madhok and Shailendra who share the work for creating the eight songs of this film. This song is written by DN Madhok and is composed by Robin Chatterjee. The singing voice is that of Geeta Dutt.

Personally, I just do not seem to be able to get over this song, and how the letter of love is being written. An amazing thought and an amazing song.

Listen and enjoy.


Song-Ab to chale aao baalam ke chitthhi kajre se likhi (Firdaus)(1953) Singer-Geeta Dutt, Lyrics-D N Madhok, MD-Robin Chatterji

Lyrics

kalam dawaat mori sasuwaa ne rakh di
kalam dawaat mori
kalam dawaat mori sasuwaa ne rakh di
naa jaane
kis baat ki peed thhi
naa jaane
kis baat ki peed thhi
ab to chale aao baalam
chithhi
chithhi kajre se
ke chithhi kajre se
ke chithhi kajre se likhi
ab to chale aao balmaa
ho chale aao baalam
chithhi kajre se
chithhi kajre se likhi
ke chithhi kajre se likhi

aawan beeta
bhaadon jaaye
saawan beeta
bhaadon jaaye
likh likh haari
tum nahin aaye
tum nahin aaye
likh likh haari
tum nahin aaye
tum nahin aaye
ab to chale aao balmaa
ho chale aao baalam
chithhi
chithhi kajre se likhi
ke chithhi kajre se
chithhi kajre se likhi

tum ne to jaa ke
julam kar diya
julam kar diya
julam kar diya haaye
tum ne to jaa ke
julam kar diya hai
hum ne lifaafe mein
dil bhar diya hai
dil bhar diya hai
hum ne lifaafe mein
dil bhar diya hai
dil bhar diya hai
ab to chale aao balmaa
ho baalam
chithhi kajre se likhi
ke chithhi kajre se
chithhi kajre se likhi
ab to chale aao balmaa
ho chale aao baalam
chithhi kajre se
ke chithhi kajre se
ke chithhi kajre se likhi

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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कलम दवात मोरी ससुवा ने रख दी
कलाम दवात मोरी
कलम दवात मोरी ससुवा ने रख दी
ना जाने
किस बात की पीड़ थी
ना जाने
किस बात की पीड़ थी
अब तो चले आओ बालम
चिट्ठी कजरे से
के चिट्ठी कजरे से
के चिट्ठी कजरे से लिखी
अब तो चले आओ बलमा
हो चले आओ बालम
चिट्ठी कजरे से
चिट्ठी कजरे से लिखी
के चिट्ठी कजरे से लिखी

सावन बीता
भादों जाये
सावन बीता
भादों जाये
लिख लिख हारी
तुम नहीं आए
तुम नहीं आए
लिख लिख हारी
तुम नहीं आए
तुम नहीं आए
अब तो चले आओ बलमा
हो चले आओ बालम
चिट्ठी
चिट्ठी कजरे से लिखी
के चिट्ठी कजरे से
चिट्ठी कजरे से लिखी

तुमने जा के
जुल्म कर दिया
जुल्म कर दिया
जुल्म कर दिया हाए
तुम ने तो जा के
जुल्म कर दिया है
हमने लिफाफे में
दिल भर दीया है
दिल भर दीया है
हमने लिफाफे में
दिल भर दीया है
दिल भर दीया है
अब तो चले आओ बलमा
हो बालम
चिट्ठी
चिट्ठी कजरे से लिखी
चिट्ठी कजरे
चिट्ठी कजरे से लिखी

अब तो चले आओ बलमा
हो चले आओ बालम
चिट्ठी कजरे से
के चिट्ठी कजरे से
के चिट्ठी कजरे से लिखी


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Atul Song-A-Day 10K Song Milestone Celebrations – 1
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jiska hamen
thaa intezaar
jiske liye dil
thaa beqaraar
wo ghadi aa gayi aa gayi . . .

It is somewhat like the train approaching a station. I am very sure, all of us have had this experience, whenever we have gone to receive some body at the railway station, or gone to the station to start a train journey. There is a whole variety of actions and emotions we associate with this event. These days, the availability of mobile phones has made communicating much easier. But earlier it used to be different. One would start calling up the railway enquiry at least one hour before the expected arrival time. Connecting with that number and getting information used to be a trying task in itself. Then based on the information so received, one would plan to go the station, depending on the distance. And we are all familiar with the pedantic and meticulous souls who would start this enquiry many hours in advance.
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“Ladaaki” was a Roop K Shorey movie that was begun sometime in 1950s. A few songs were recorded for the movie and then the project was shelved.
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“Mumtaz Mahal” (1957) was directed by Ram Daryani for Nigam Films. The movie had Jairaj, Sheela Ramani, Veena, Agha, Umesh, Nazir Kashmiri etc in it.
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This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, 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.

THE JOY OF NFS(SONG NO. 6)
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City- Bombay
Date- 20th July 1972
Place- Harkissondas Hospital,Bombay

Few people were standing in the corridor . Anxiety, sorrow, helplessness and a little hope was clearly writ large on their faces. They were all quiet. No one was talking to anyone. Their body language gave away their agony and restlessness.
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The mention of the name, takes me back again and again to my first meeting with Vijaylaxmi ji Deseram, and her introduction of Dr. Ashraf Aziz. Regulars will be familiar with Vijaylaxmi ji. Most avid listeners of Radio Ceylon and then Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation will immediately recognize this name, and will recall the soft and relaxing voice that has been the anchor of many mainline radio programs on Hindi film music and its creators. I have not yet met Dr. Aziz (who stays in Washington DC, USA), or even talked with him on the phone. But I am so familiar with his childhood and adolescent years, as also part of his later life. All on account of a wonderfully written article that captures a few key episodes and passages in great detail. The subject matter dealt within this article is beautifully summarized in its title – “Sajjaad Hussain Ki Khoj Mein”.

Remembering Sajjaad Hussain, the genius of musical magic, on his anniversary of birth (15th June.)
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“Samundar” (1957) was a P N Films production where P N Stood for Premnath. The movie was produced and directed by Premnath. It was quite an all family affair in the sense that Premnath, Bina Rai (his wife), Rajendranath (his brother) figuring in the movie. Others in the cast were Nishi, Tuntun, Anmol Krishan, Ram Avtar, Ullas, Heeralal, Sundar, Ridkoo, Paul Sharma, Rajan Kapoor, Habeeb, Azeem, Mahesh, Manohar, Niranjan etc.
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“Baaz” (1953) was directed by Guru Dutt for H G Films. The movie had Guru Dutt, Geeta Bali, Ramsingh, Kuldip Kaur, Sulochana, Yashodhara Katju, Jaswant, K. N. Singh etc in it.
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“Baaz” (1953) was directed by Guru Dutt for H G Films. The movie had Guru Dutt, Geeta Bali, Ramsingh, Kuldip Kaur, Sulochana, Yashodhara Katju, Jaswant, K. N. Singh etc in it.
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