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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.

The one voice in the Hindi cinema world that is so different from any others. The one voice that can only be characterized as soulful and naturally so. The sound of this soft voice seems to be coming from great depth. t not a deep bass, or a booming sound. Just a soft voice, moving very easily and comfortably, rising from deep caverns. Unassuming and soothing as it reaches out to the listeners, it is one voice that caresses, soothes and comforts in a way that no other voice can. No matter what the song be, when sung by Mukesh, it seems to get an unexpected ambience and comes alive, as no other voice can make happen. There is a touch of melancholy that rings even in the songs of zest and happiness, that is the hallmark of his singing. Many more such voices have come and will come. But none will be able to connect the sound with the heart as Mukesh could.

Today, we are celebrating the 91st anniversary of birth of this peerless singer. It is always a wonder in discussions, how come there are not more songs sung by him, than are available. If we take a look at the list of his songs, my conjecture is that no other singer may be able to profess having sung so many songs that became popular, in terms of percentage of the total songs sung. When one hears ten, twenty, fifty, two hundred popular and famous songs of a singer, one expects that surely there will be more that the singer has sung. And it turns out to be true for most other singers. It seems only Mukesh has to his credit that practically every song that he has sung, has become famous and well known. And then after going through that list, the mind asks – OK so these are his famous songs, tell me what else he has sung. And there is very little that can be presented as an answer to that question. His popular and well known songs are everywhere, his lesser known songs are very few. And that is all what Mukesh is.

Having completed the posting (barring maybe one or two) of Mukesh songs till the year 1950 in my ‘Voice Of Mukesh’ series, as I search for songs from subsequent years, I find, not surprisingly, practically everything from the decade of 1950s already posted here on this blog. With maybe one or two exceptions in between, I had to reach down all the way to 1957, to find a song that was not posted.

The film is ‘Sharda’, a tragic social drama that has a complex plot, one that provided grand opportunities to the actors to display the eminence of their histrionic capabilities. The performances put in by Meena Kumari and Raj Kapoor as young hearts in love, by Raj Mehra as father of Raj Kapoor and later the husband of Meena Kumari by a quirk of fate, and by Shyama the new wife of Raj Kapoor who is troubled by the discovery of the shared past of her husband and now his step mother. The drama in this film is touching and deep, and as expected, can only end in tragedy.

Here is a wonderful song from early on in the film, when the young Raj Kapoor and Meena Kumari meet. The place is an out of way ashram, where Raj Kapoor has brought Om Prakash, his friend, for treatment. He falls for Meena Kumari, who is part of the ashram household. And realizes that the way to her heart is only through chanting on the mala. And hence this song comes about. The performance by Raj Kapoor in this song is one of his best comic interludes. But the more enamoring part is all the things that Meena Kumar does not say in words, but expresses through minute inflexions of her face and lips, and her mannerism. The smiles that she almost gets to, have to be more imagined by the viewer, such micro is the movement of her lips. A veritable treat to watch.

Coming from the house of the famous Prasad Productions of Madras, the film is directed by LV Prasad. Besides the ones listed above, the cast of actors also includes Anita Guha, Agha, Gope, Randheer, Rajan Haksar, Sheila Vaz, WM Khan, Mirajkar, Nazir Kashmiri etc. amongst others. Music is by C Ramchandra and the lyrics are from the pen of Rajinder Krishan.

Wonderful memories, wonderful song. Listen and enjoy.


Song-Jap jap jap jap jap re (Shaarda)(1957) Singer-Mukesh, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-C Ramchandra

Lyrics

jap jap jap jap jap re
jap jap jap jap jap re
jap jap jap jap mere manwa
jap re preet ki maala
hoye jap re preet ki maala
jap jap jap jap jap re

preet hai devi
preet hai devi
preet shivaala
jap re preet ki maala
jap jap jap jap jap re
hoye jap re
hoye jap re
jap re
jap re. . .

preet se badh kar meet na koi ee
preet se aage reet na koi
preet se badh kar meet na koi ee
preet se aage reet na koi
chhod jagat ko jogi ban jaa aa
chhod jagat ko jogi ban jaa
odh ke preet dushaala
haan jap re preet ki maala
jap jap jap jap jap re
jap jap jap jap jap jap jap jap jap jap jap jap jap re
jap jap jap jap jap jap jap jap jap jap jap jap jap re

jap jap jap jap jap jap jap jap jap jap jap jap
prem nagar ka baasi ho jaa
doob ke is saagar mein kho jaa
prem nagar ka baasi ho jaa
doob ke is saagar mein kho jaa
agar lagan hai teri saanchi
darshan degi baala
ho darshan degi baala
jap re preet ki maala
jap jap jap jap jap re
jap jap jap jap jap jap jap jap jap jap jap jap jap re
jap jap jap jap jap jap jap jap jap jap jap jap jap re
jap jap jap jap jap jap jap jap jap jap jap jap

ang bhabhoot ramaa le jogi
jogan kyon naa teri hogi
ang bhabhoot ramaa le jogi
jogan kyon naa teri hogi
preet ke ras se bharegi ik din
preet ke ras se bharegi ik din
tera khaali pyaala
jap re preet ki maala
jap jap jap jap jap re
jap jap jap jap jap jap jap jap jap jap jap jap jap re
jap jap jap jap jap jap jap jap jap jap jap jap jap re

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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जप जप जप जप जप रे
जप जप जप जप जप रे
जप जप जप जप मेरे मनवा
जप रे प्रीत की माला
होय जप रे प्रीत की माला
जप जप जप जप जप रे
प्रीत है देवी

प्रीत है देवी
प्रीत शिवाला
जप रे प्रीत की माला
जप जप जप जप जप रे
होय जप रे
होय जप रे
जप रे
जप रे ॰ ॰ ॰

प्रीत से बड़ कर मीत ना कोई
प्रीत से आगे रीत ना कोई
प्रीत से बड़ कर मीत ना कोई
प्रीत से आगे रीत ना कोई
छोड़ जगत को जोगी बन जा
छोड़ जगत को जोगी बन जा
ओढ़ के प्रीत दुशाला
हाँ जप रे प्रीत की माला
जप जप जप जप जप रे
जप जप जप जप जप जप जप जप जप जप जप जप जप रे
जप जप जप जप जप जप जप जप जप जप जप जप जप रे

जप जप जप जप जप जप जप जप जप जप जप जप जप रे
प्रेम नगर का बासी हो जा
डूब के इस सागर में खो जा
प्रेम नगर का बासी हो जा
डूब के इस सागर में खो जा
अगर लगन है तेरी सांची
दर्शन देगी बाला
हो दर्शन देगी बाला
जप रे प्रीत की माला
जप जप जप जप जप रे
जप जप जप जप जप जप जप जप जप जप जप जप जप रे
जप जप जप जप जप जप जप जप जप जप जप जप जप रे
जप जप जप जप जप जप जप जप जप जप जप जप जप रे

अंग भभूत रमा ले जोगी
जोगन क्यों ना तेरी होगी
अंग भभूत रमा ले जोगी
जोगन क्यों ना तेरी होगी
प्रीत के रस से भरेगी इक दिन
प्रीत के रस से भरेगी इक दिन
तेरा खाली प्याला
जप रे प्रीत की माला
जप जप जप जप जप रे
जप जप जप जप जप जप जप जप जप जप जप जप जप रे
जप जप जप जप जप जप जप जप जप जप जप जप जप रे

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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 (22 july 2014) is the 91st birth anniversary of Mukesh (22 july 1923- 27 august 1976). We have been discussing Mukesh songs not only on his anniversary but on other days as well. Less number of Mukesh songs aeing discussed these days for the simple reason that as many as 675 Mukesh songs have already been discussed and only about 200 odd Mukesh songs are left to be discussed.

On the occasion of Mukesh birth anniversary, here is a superb song from a less known movie created by less known artists. The movie is “Khoobsoorat Dhokha” (1959). Rahil Gorakhpuri is the lyricist. Music is composed by S Mohinder.

Here is this stunning composition from “Khoobsoorat Dhokha” (1959) whose lyrics were sent to me by Nitin Shah.


Song-Kisi ka dil chura lena badi pyaari sharaarat hai (Khoobsoorat Dhokha)(1959) Singer-Mukesh, Lyrics-Rahil Gorakhpuri, MD-S Mohinder

Lyrics(Provided by Nitin Shah)

kisi ka dil chura lena
badi pyaari sharaarat hai
kisi ka dil chura lena
badi pyaari sharaarat hai
gila ham kya karen iska
haseenon ki ye aadat hai
kisi ka dil chura lena
badi pyaari sharaarat hai
hmm hmm hmm hmm

jo dil ko churaaye
usi ko dil chaahe
ajab hai fasaana dil ka
jo apna banaaye
usi ka ban jaaye
chalan hai puraana dil ka
haaye
puraana dil ka
qasam apni
ke is dil ki
badi bholi tabeeyat hai
kisi ka dil chura lena
badi pyaari sharaarat hai
hmm hmm hmm hmm

nigaahen qaatilaana
adaayen zaalimaana
?? nazraana hi sahi
kisi pe mar jaana
hai jeene ka bahaana
dil apna deewaana hi sahi
haaye
deewaana hi sahi
mare na kyun
khushi se yoon
ke qaatil khoobsoorat hai
kisi ka dil chura lena
badi pyaari sharaarat hai
hmm hmm hmm hmm

nazar takraaye to sar ko jhukaaye
sharam ke bahaane se koi
ghazab aur dhhaaye
haseen bana jaaye
badan ko churaane se koi
haaye
bahaane se koi
ye sharmaana
ye ghabraana
ada hai ya qayaamat hai
kisi ka dil chura lena
badi pyaari sharaarat hai
hmm hmm hmm hmm


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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Atul Song-A-Day 10K Song Milestone Celebrations – 47 (Post number 10002)
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The big milestone that was eagerly awaited for weeks and months now, was finally reached yesterday. The combination of euphoria and disbelief and excitement and happiness continues to linger in the hearts and minds. As I check the blog, the messages of congratulations continue to pour in. The feeling of being on top of the world – ah well, let it stay for some time. It will take some time to wear off. But it is a great feeling.

As I browse through the special posts for the 10K celebration, I glow with wonder at the bon homie and the level of participation that has been witnessed in the past five to six weeks. I believe that we now have a brief post about every member of the team, well almost. And then another thought came to my mind. There has to be song that celebrates the bandwagon, the ASAD team, for really we do not yet have a write up that talks about the team itself.

So here is one. This post is dedicated to the team, the love and friendship that we have discovered through our shared interests in music, and our good fortune that we have all met in this virtual garden of songs and melody. Throughout the day yesterday, as the team interacted, as never before I must say, in the excitement and exuberance, I could also sense the love and caring and friendship bonds very strongly. And then this song came to my mind and this post came about. I will briefly summarize the proceedings of the “Waiting for 10K” period yesterday afternoon, which incidentally was well past midnight for Khyati Ben and P Sheshadri ji in the US.

When the total songs were way less than this target, it used to seem as if there are not even enough songs available to be able to make it to such a grand number. And so, a target such as this was not even within the scope of contemplation. Raja ji has mentioned about an exchange between him and Atul ji around the 4000 mark, wherein Atul ji had commented that he has around 6000 songs in his collection, and that would be about how much this song-a-day posting would last. And now, when we have reached 10000, the thought in everyone’s mind is – ‘arre, there are so many more songs that need to be posted here’. I feel we are good with being busy for quite some time to come.

The experience of the past two weeks has been exceptional and unparalleled. Even when we had kind of planned it, we were not expecting it to turn out in such a grand fashion. And the introductions, my, that was the clincher of the entire game. As I go back over the communications as we planned and prepared, I must acknowledge that the original idea of the introduction was suggested by AK ji. His idea was that each of the guest posts in this series, should have a brief introduction of the contributor, at the beginning of the post. Atul ji took this idea and enlarged it such that each introduction became a post by itself. He also refined the method, by enrolling more people to write these introduction posts. This was an important fine tuning. And the results of that are visible today.

What we witnessed on the afternoon of Sunday, the 20th July, was something neither Atul ji, or anyone else in the group would have thought of earlier. When we started this day, or the innings yesterday morning, the scoreboard said 9992 and the team had to score 8 more runs – OK posts – to declare victory. In the morning, the runs came easy and quickly. The first seven runs were scored with some regularity between 8.30 am and about 2.30 pm. As the posts were getting online, the excitement was rising. In the first post itself, Atul ji had raised the expectations by announcing that the day is going to be full of wonderful, unexpected and surprising songs. And so, everyone was agog, and the eager impatience was crackling in the cyberspace.

With every post, there would be a few messages like – (so many) more to go. As the message came, on email and on the comments in the blog, it became evident that the majority of the bandwagon group was tied to their computer screens, and I was reminded of the days when the most popular source of cricket commentary used to be the radio. One could see groups of people crowding anywhere where a radio was playing the commentary – paan wala shop, chaiwala, restaurants, and even at work place and in class rooms, where we would surreptitiously keep small transistors in our desks, and quickly check scores in between lessons, under the very nose of the teachers. At homes, the interested family members would be crowding the family radio, and arching so close to it as if things will improve the closer they are to the radio. As the clamour on blog started to increase, I could view in my mind’s eye, that scene of listening to the commentary, being replayed in many homes around the country, as well as around the world. Shekhar Gupta ji in Singapore, Mahesh ji in Qatar, Raja ji in Amsterdam, P Sheshadri ji in New York and our dear Khyati Ben in Los Angeles. Khyati Ben had the most challenging vigil, as she spent the entire night in her time zone, awake and waiting – and yes, sending out the most appropriate lines of songs as the wait kept getting extended.

After the 9999th post, there came an elongated pause. Now the flurry of excitement started to rise – the impatience, the wait, the anticipation – it was like milk on boil. The three and a half hours from 2.30 pm when the 9999th post appeared, to 6 pm when the 10K post appeared, turned out to be one of the jolliest and the most ebullient time that I have spent online. What happened was unplanned, completely natural, completely unexpected – and it was fun, unlike anything else experienced in the past. At first it was the comments. Then quickly it switched to email, since the comments across multiple posts were not efficient and coordinated. The final count of emails exchanged in that time is close to 140, with approximately 25 people chiming in.

The tension in the atmosphere (cyberspace atmosphere) was compared to waiting for exam results, then to the day of the wedding, and then to the wait outside the delivery room, waiting for the baby to arrive. With hilarious side commentaries by Peevesie’s Mom, Khyati Ben and Pradeep ji, this was a jolly turnout already.

In the midst of all this, Khyati Ben, Pradeep ji, Aparna ji, Peevesie’s Mom chimed in with appropriate songs expressing the desire and longing and complaining of the sleeplessness – this last was from Khyati Ben, as she navigated the night hours at her end. Aparna ji even asked Atul ji whether his wife would mind the kind of desire-ful songs they are singing to him, with the request to kindly explain to her that the desire expressed is for the 10K song only. Gosh, it was going faster than laugh a minute.

Talking of sleeplessness, actually we had two people talk about missing sleep. One of course Khyati Ben, that was legendary. At 3.15 her time, she bid everyone a good morning. When P Sheshadri ji announced that he is logged in from New York, Khyati Ben bid him good morning as well, with a sigh of relief, at least some one closer to her than the fun pack in India. At the India end, Arun ji was grumbling about missing his afternoon nap. Somewhere Khyati Ben mentioned that she was having Kaju Katri and ice cream. Instantly Pradeep ji had is menu order on the next message. Then Arun ji chimed in again, wondering if Atul ji would arrange for tea for the people who are waiting. And Pradeep ji, like an expert salesman that he is, immediately jumped in with the address of a website where one can order a variety of teas online. The commercial was quickly taken off the air, after a couple of funny remarks about ‘shameless plug’ and Johnny Walker in the film ‘Railway Platform’.

All the while this high energy exchange progressed, there would be quieter voices heard in between. Nahm ji very hesitatingly asking “when will the song appear”. Then Ava ji came on line, feeling sorry for Atul ji saying we are all simply having fun while he is apparently ‘slaving’ away and we are just sitting and watching. Suddenly it was all praise and gratitude for Atul ji, with Pradeep ji and Khayti Ben elevating him to be the ‘father’ of this ‘family’. It was really difficult to control the laughter.

Suddenly Arun ji jumps in again with “What a dream ! If we all were together at this moment….bahot maza aata tha…khana peena, gaane sunana, maskari karna and what not !”. Ekdum Pradeep ji follows with the suggestion to plan an actual meeting of the group. (The idea has been listed, and needs to be looked at seriously).

When the 9999th post by Arun ji appeared, I had made a slip and added a comment – ‘OMG what a coincidence’. Immediately Arun ji sensed that something interesting was in the offing, and that somehow the 9999th and the 10K posts are connected. So he questioned about the coincidence. I had to sheepishly back off. But that was not the end of it. Nahm ji came on email, and started a game of 20 questions with me, trying to find out what the common thing could be between the 9999th post and the 10K song. It was with difficulty that the cat was restrained from leaving the bag, before time.

Suddenly a tension broke loose. Pradeep ji came back to report that he had lost electricity for a couple of minutes, and his heart almost gave away. Arun ji was worried – told Pradeep ji not to frighten the group like that. Instantly, Khyati Ben was back with a prayer for ‘Bijli Mata’, to kindly remain in place and not to disrupt this waiting ‘majlis’. This was now turning into a riot. Pradeep ji also grumbled that he was feeling sleepy. The crackling Khyati Ben was back instantly threatening him with a lorie – Neend ud jaayegi…” :)) she assured.

In between all this, Raja ji surreptitiously inserted a Mirza Musharraf dialogue – “lahawlwala quwwat…Amma, aaj kal ke bachon ko to tehzeeb-e-intezaar ka zara sa bhi ilm nahin hai….is T20 ne to sabko bigaad rakha hai…hamare zamaane mein baat aur thi…Jab Merchant miya crease par the, to din bhar mein shaayad hi pachaas run bante the.. par unko dekhne ka lutf kuchh aur hi tha…”. Goodness, I do not remember how long back had I laughed so much. Good I was alone in my study. It would have been a lot of silly explaining to do otherwise.

Now it was Sadanand ji. He announced that the 10K song is . . . “to be announced after the break”. Pradeep ji immediately refined it – aage ki kahaani, agle hafte, isi din, isi samay par. I am sure if the folks would have together in person, many of us would have pounced on him. More comments on break and sleep and tea followed. After a brief pause the next message arrived, this one a quiet enquiry from Aparna ji – ‘Kamath ji, break kab khatam hoga’. Then Peevesie’s Mom wondered if Atul ji is watching this email trail. Sadanand ji’s reply came back immediately – he better not be, or else he might be run out on 9999.

WhatsApp came into conversation, and many new people got added to the group. All the while, Khayti Ben is adding new songs to the mix, about the wait and the long night. Then quietly, another gem from Arun ji so innocently enquiring – meri blog mata ke sar par taj kab chadega’, with obvious reference to the 9999th post. The mirthful laughter just did not stop.

And then a continued discussion on the month of the year it is – saawan in north India and still Ashaad in southern states. It started with Nitin ji’ comment about Ashaad ka Ek Din. There started a brief discussion on astrology and calendar. And Pradeep ji came up with the brilliant thought that probably it is the ‘Rahu Ki Dasha’ and Atul ji is probably waiting for it to get over. And Khyati Ben is getting better – she started to share You Tube links of the songs that she was presenting.

Just past about 5.30 pm, I got the email from Atul ji. The post was ready and just had to publish the song on YouTube. I immediately took care of that in two minutes, and wrote back to him. And the 10K post came along. I called up Khyati Ben and informed her.

Gosh, what an afternoon, what a memorable wait, and what a load of fun this team turns out to be. I am sure there may be many other such experiences all of us had in our lifetimes, but I am also sure that there is nothing that will so much as compare with what this bandwagon is all about.

As I think of this bandwagon, my mind goes back to recreate my own association with the blog, and also the observed phenomena as other folks continued to join. Most of us started with arriving this blog in some manner – a reference, a search, a suggestion from a friend. Then came our first comments. As the connection to blog became more significant in our hearts, there came a desire to somehow be part of this and be able to contribute in some way. Then would be the first one on one email message to Atul ji, and a discussion on how the participation could be. Or maybe a direct message that had some lyrics already attached to it. Some of us have been very active with comments and adding information in the comments area before we graduated, or were coaxed into, contributing full posts. And so, I repeat the line that Sadanand ji referred to in is special post,

gair saath aate gaye aur kaarwaan bantaa gaya

This is a very unique experience in the affairs of life. In a most unobtrusive manner, this association and this connectedness and taken roots in our lives and has slowly grown over the years. It is the music that does it to you. For that is the key to everything that is connected to this blog and its affairs. Maybe one day, one of us would be writing a book, a memoir about all of us.

The thing that is so pleasantly striking about this blog is the genuine respect and sincerity with which we communicate across in write ups, in comments, in emails, on phone and in person. This tradition is a very pleasant experience, and speaking for myself, I dare say that this interaction is a fresh change from interacting in many other groups and forums. And so the communications are very easy and with a free mind. The amount of friendliness and love that I have received from other team members – suffice to say that just thinking of that makes me sentimental. I look with regret, at the large number of comments that I have not been able to respond to. Folks have written to me with such happy feelings in their hearts; I sometimes feel what they would be thinking of me when at times I do not even step in with a thank you. I believe apologies are due. Personal circumstances allow a certain measure of time in which the mind prioritizes writing new posts and researching the difficult issues. I have a feeling that the group understands this, and that makes me additionally glad, and makes me love all of you even more.

As I look back on my participation, I am suddenly taken by surprise. Goodness, is it four years already. I just cannot believe it. It seems just like maybe few weeks or some months ago that I was in the midst of the KL Saigal series. As I checked the dates, goodness, that is in the middle of 2011. It does not seem that so much time has passed. Isn’t that the experience we all have. When we are enjoying, when we are happy, it seems as if time is not passing, but actually time is moving with its own pace.

And the people. Would it not seem somewhat strange and embarrassing when people, erstwhile strangers, walk up to you and tell you they love you. Or they phone you or write emails to that effect. This phenomena I have witness with this group. The sincerity and honesty with which we express our appreciation and our emotions to one another, it really is an experience that probably cannot be, will not be matched elsewhere. And candidly speaking for myself, this experience is actually a great learning for my own self, as I see and experience emotions and interactions that I have probably not come across before in life. Friendship can be so simply attaching and overpowering, it is really amazing. I have walked into homes of people I have never met before and have just be introduced briefly. I have hosted people at my home who were total strangers to me before reaching my home. And now, such erstwhile strangers are my fellow travelers for life. All because, there is a delight and a pleasure involved in listening and sharing of music. Need I say more.

There is a personal level of exchange that I have had the good fortune to have with practically all members of this bandwagon. It is only with pleasure that I look back on these interactions and these memories. I am forced to wonder at the power that brings us together, and makes us be friends forever. With each one of you, I have memories that bring pleasure to mind, and I feel blessed to be part of this group.

The uncertainties of life notwithstanding, it is this emotional attachment that is forever. As they teach in our scriptures, when a person departs from the mortal world, nothing from here can be carried along. But then there is one set of things that do travel with the being. It is the emotions and the history of one’s karma, one’s actions. This package will define how the next incarnations will be designed for us. And so, if the emotions are eternal, then so are the bonds that we are setting up as members of this bandwagon. Who knows, we are all here because in some past incarnations we were together, and possibly, we may continue to be.

AK ji, Aparna ji, Arun ji, Atif Bhai, Atul ji, Ava ji, Avinash ji, Bakshish ji, Bharat ji, Greta Memsaab, Harvey ji, Khyati ji, Lalitha ji, Mahesh ji, Nahm ji, Nitin ji, Peevesie and her Mom ji, Pradeep ji, Prakash ji, Raja ji, Sadanand ji, Santosh ji, Satyajit ji, Shekhar ji, Vidur ji, – all these are now lifelong treasures in the heart. We may be distant to each other in terms of place, we might never get to actually meet all and one another, we may be active in the blog activities or no, this bond is now for keeps – as it says in the mukhda of this song,

ye pyaar hamaara hamesha rahega

I present this lovely song today and dedicate it to the ASAD team, to all the fellow travelers on this bandwagon. Good feelings and good wishes for each one of us, and may this blog, and its associates, prosper, keep healthy and have a life rich in music and happiness.

After all, it is all because music is – this love and our partnership, all because music is there.

And before I flow away in these sentiments, let me put in the details of this song. :)

The film is ‘Jaan Haazir Hai’ from 1975. It is produced under the banner of Ketnav – wonder if there is any link to Navketan banner of Dev Anand. This is the debut film for Prem Kishen (son of Premnath), Natasha and Shekhar Kapoor. Yes, Shekhar started his career as an actor with this film, but then quickly moved into film direction. We can see the three of them in the video clip. Lyrics are from the pen of Shaily Shailendra and the music is by Jai Kumar Parte. The singing voices are Amit Kumar, Manhar and Dilraj Kaur.

So here I present my emotions and my sentiments, for this entire team – a new family that we have brought into our lives. This song says it all.

Love you all. :)

(Audio)

(Video – Partial)

Song-Ham na rahenge tum na rahoge (Jaan Haazir Hai)(1975) Singers-Manhar, Amit Kumar, Dilraj Kaur, Lyrics-Shailly Shailendra, MD-Jai Kumar Parte
Manhar + Amit Kumar
All together

Lyrics

hum na rahenge
tum na rahoge
ye pyaar hamaara
hamesha rahega
hum na rahenge

hum na rahenge
tum na rahoge
ye pyaar hamaara
hamesha rahega

pyaar ka aisa
fasaana rachenge
yaad hamaari
zamaana karegaa

pyaar ka aisa
fasaana rachenge
yaad hamaari
zamaana karegaa
hum na rahenge

suraj dharti chanda jaisa
apna naata hai sadiyon puraana
chalte chalte ye chaahe ruk jaayen
phir bhi rahega ye rishta suhaana
aandhi ya toofaan

aandhi ya toofaan
chaahe jo bhi aaye
ye kaarwaan hamaara
to chalta rahega

hum na rahenge
tum na rahoge
ye pyaar hamaara
hamesha rahega
hum na rahenge

janam maran ka saath hamaara
har jeevan hum saath rahenge

chamkenge kabhi
ban ke sitaare
phool ban ke kabhi
hum sab khilenge
samay ka saagar
samay ka saagar
sookh bhi jaaye
preet ka kanwal
khilta rahega

hum na rahenge
tum na rahoge
ye pyaar hamaara
hamesha rahega
hum na rahenge

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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हम ना रहेंगे
तुम ना रहोगे
ये प्यार हमारा
हमेशा रहेगा
हम ना रहेंगे

हम ना रहेंगे
तुम ना रहोगे
ये प्यार हमारा
हमेशा रहेगा

प्यार का ऐसा
फसाना रचेंगे
याद हमारी
ज़माना करेगा

प्यार का ऐसा
फसाना रचेंगे
याद हमारी
ज़माना करेगा

सूरज धरती चंदा जैसा
अपना नाता है
सदियों पुराना
चलते चलते चाहे ये रुक जाएँ
फिर भी रहेगा ये रिश्ता सुहाना
आँधी या तूफान

आँधी या तूफान
चाहे जो भी आए
ये कारवां हमारा
तो चलता रहेगा

हम ना रहेंगे
तुम ना रहोगे
ये प्यार हमारा
हमेशा रहेगा

जनम मरण का साथ हमारा
हर जीवन हम साथ रहेंगे

चमकेंगे कभी
बनके सितारे
फूल बनके कभी
हम सब खिलेंगे
समय का सागर
समय का सागर
सूख भी जाये
प्रीत का कंवल
खिलता रहेगा

हम ना रहेंगे
तुम ना रहोगे
ये प्यार हमारा
हमेशा रहेगा


This article is written jointly by Atul and Sudhir. 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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Atul Song-A-Day 10K Song Milestone Celebrations –45 (Song number 10000)
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Writeup by Atul
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So the eagerly awaited moment is here. It was planned to happen on 19 july 2014, on the sixth anniversary of the blog, but that was not to be and it has finally happened one day later. Paucity of time necessitated by urgent personal and even official engagements matters were the cause for this delay by one day. I also had to reluctantly defer three eagerly awaited writeups, viz introductory posts on M/s Arunkumar Deshmukh, Raja and Sudhir ji. They very graciously agreed to have their introductions deferred in view of the circumstances. I am very thankful for their understanding.

If one notices, a lion’s share of the writeups for the last few days have been done by Sudhir ji. He has been spending unimaginable hours on the blog for the last few days despite being tied up in his own personal and professional engagements. And this 10000th post is very much a result of his own initiative, meticulous research had hard work. My heartfelt thanks goes to Sudhir ji without whom this blog would not be what it is today.

Coming to the occasion, It is like the occasion of an Indian wedding (ladke ki shaadi or more like ladki ki shaadi), where you have to invite all near and dear ones, and sometimes you have to cajole people to come and attend. You also have to deal with different service providers-catering, florists, transportantion etc and you are often on tenterhooks when some of the service providers are not turning up at the appointed time and place. And obstacles, staunch adherents of Murphy’s law that they are , arrive like uninvited guests. The obstacles that I was up against for the last few days were such that it was becoming difficult to follow the schedule that was already decided upon.

The schedule had to be deferred by one day. There were no option because otherwise the 10k moment could have got delayed even further. Quite fortuitously the next day is a sunday so we all have a full day of holiday in which to await the moment without any other engagements.

This journey has been an amazing one. A one man show kept getting members and a few of them kept getting metamorphosed into commentors, lyrics contributors, articles contributors etc. The idea of introducing all the regular contributors to the blog in a series of articles leading upto the big moment has turned out to be an extremely popular decision. Not just the readers, even the contributors writing these introduction articles have enjoyed themselves. As many as five contributors have written introductory articles for others, which shows that many of the regulars have become acquainted with each other as a result of their online interactions. Indeed there are several regulars who have in fact either met other regulars or they have had contacts either telephonically or through e mails. What is more, regulars from this blog have made friends with members of other HFM sites.

What had started with the aim of being just another blog has become one of the shining examples of the power of online collaborations which had led to the creation of an amazing collection of authentic information on the topic of HFM. Unlike most other online sources, this blog takes pains to cross check and verify information that most other sites blindly copy without verification.

The blog had progressed in several areas and it has become a complex site to maintain unlike in the past. There is so much data in the blog that some of the pages take considerable time to open. These are matters that will need to be addressed in future.

Not that we have progressed in all areas. I find that the average number of daily visitors (3000 plus these days)had reduced drastically compared to the figures of the past (figure of 4700 plus in 2011), but the important fact is that the blog has continued to attact the attention of people who matter, viz quality readers and music lovers and also celebrities and their relatives.

The mark of 10,000 posts is a landmark that takes us to the five figure mark. This figure is a mindboggling figure. I recall that Raja had came to meet me in 2010. The blog then had 4000 songs in it and I has told Raja that I had about 6000 songs with me in all. Both of us had considered that figure to be an enourmous figure. And now we are talking of 10,000th post. :) And now we find that we still have lots of songs that have not yet been covered in the blog !

This blog is a labour of love as has been stressed many a times. And the fact that this blog has continued on and on for six years shows what love and passion for a cause combined with the ability to harness the capabilities of likeminded contributors can achieve.

I have likened the blog to quite a few things in the past. Today I feel like likening it to the coach of an Indian Railway train. No, not the general compartment, but AC sleeper, where the co travellers are of good upbringing and calibre and blessed with qualities of sharing, caring, respectfulness, generosity and tolerance towards others.

I am fond of saying that the most universal currency in the world is the currency of love and respect and this currency is accepted everywhere, including in the animal world as well. If one thinks about it, the high quality individuals are contributing their mite in the blog because they feel loved and respected in this blog that makes then go the extra mile in their contributions and involvement in the blog. My abovementioned theory has applications in the field of human resource management, I feel. :)

Coming to the ten thousandth song, it is the rarest of rarest of rarets HFM song and it will redefine the generally accepted view about Hindi movie records. It is popularly believed that the oldest Hindi film record was issued in 1932. The song under discussion is a Hindi film record of 1931 ! So, the bar gets raised to the uppermost possible level !

Personally I have little information about this song as all the research and digging up in this case has been done up by Sudhir Ji. So the readers will get to learn about this song from him whose writeup follows next.

I take this opportunity to thank one and all whose love and support (in the form of the most widely accepted corrency, remember) makes all of us feel extremely enriched and fulfilled and that in turn keeps us motivated to go on and on.

10k is a great milestone, but one can be sure that we will not rest on our laurels but will continue on move on and on in this musical journey. I thank one and all. Let us move on to the next milestones. In the meanwhile let us savour this song which will be heard by a vast majority of music lovers for the first time ever.

Writeup by Sudhir
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After all the days of preparation, communication and waiting, celebrations are very much in order. As I try to search for ideas and sentences, for a moment I find myself thoughtless, and numb. For the past so many weeks, the drive and the actions have all been geared towards reaching this milestone. Now that we are here, the mind calls for a quiet moment, just to allow the message to sink in.

The past two weeks have been such a whiz. At times they seemed to be still and unmoving, and at other times, it seemed that the pace could not be hastened any more. The wonderful spectacle of the past two weeks has been the unveiling of messages and articles, one by one, from practically all members of the team, and more importantly, about each one of the members of this team. Uncertain and unfamiliar as to how this idea of introductions would work, we simply went ahead with a schedule, arranging it such that every member of the team would be actively participating and contributing. Looking back on the storm of activity over the past two weeks, this experimentation has succeeded well beyond imaginations. The degree of participation, at the apparent level, has been immense, as folks have spent virtual time with each other, knowing more about one another, and even sharing more in comments.

At the subliminal level, once again there has been a spurt in activity as amount of emails exchanged directly between members of the group went up significantly, as there continued to be eager and anticipatory queries about the progress and keeping track of the numbers still to be logged. The purpose of enhancing familiarity and increasing exchange between the group members, I daresay has been magnificently achieved.

And the fun, of reaching this grand milestone, has been enhanced many times over. Instead of one, two or a handful, this time we have been regaled with a plethora of perspectives on what the achievement of this milestone means to each one of us, and the special flavors and sentiments that are shared through special selections – gosh it has been a kaleidoscope moving at a very rapid pace.

The numbers, they speak for themselves. A lot has been presented, and from various perspectives – number of visitors, the distribution of contributions, the time spent and the pace at which the progress has been made over months and years – there is a huge variety of methods by which this repository can be analyzed. It the sheer volume of data that is being assigned to each post and its content, that makes this blog so heavenly rich in substance and in its subject matters. Let me add a couple of perspectives here.

For each post, there are almost five dozen different items of information that become available, just by the manner in which the various parts of the post and the blog are structured. That is such an enormous amount of data that it now need more detailed methods for it to be arranged and managed properly. We are now graduating from manually maintained tables on the blog, to some sophisticated excel file structures, and now on to a formal data base.

Another aspect to view is how we are handling multi part and multi version songs, as also songs that are apparently duplicated across films and between film and non-film categories. And so, although we have reached the magic number of Ten Thousand in terms of posts on the blog, the actual number of songs that are accommodated within these posts is much more. Actually a few hundreds more. And by the way, just loved how Raja ji presented the many different ways we now have to come to terms with a five digit number. Ah yes, the “Ten times Ten times Ten times Ten” algorithm will boggle even the most astute mathematical minds. As I was reading that analysis by him, my mind went back about 2 decades, when the Y2K problem hit the entire world. As the turn of century was approaching, the profound realization set in that once we hit the year 2000, there will be a very specific and definite need to write the year as a four digit number, instead of a two digit number. A change as minute as it apparently was, turned out to be a near disaster for the computerized systems, and huge fortunes had to be applied just to make this minute change in the systems worldwide. So much for our presumed expectations of how some seemingly very insignificant attributes have such a huge impact on how we operate.

But I digress. Y2K is behind us over almost a decade and half, and today we are gathered around (our individual computers :) ) waiting for the ticker to change from 9999 to 10000, and signal a complete change in the level that this blog is all about. Seriously, there has been an eager flurry of emails as the participants have probably been wondering at the pace at which the day’s progress is being made. As I sit at my keyboard, aligning the words in this write up to the reality that we are late by a few hours, yet once again the realization surfaces – the amount of effort and dedication required to maintain this blog is so enormous and yes, also demanding.

Atul ji has been having some very busy schedule on his work front, included a four point travel part of last week and earlier this week. And then again today, he has had to make a round trip to Nagpur. In a normal life, all these can be handled and planned for. With a blog such as this to take care and manage, the difficulties are multiplied many times over. I can only marvel at the tenacity and the relentlessness of this gentleman, to carry forward this indomitable endeavor.

Let me rein in back the impetuous and raring horses of my mind, and let us talk music. The focus being the Hindi film song, the scope and the volume of this field is immensely vast. Granted that we are a professed blog that “discusses Bollywood songs of yesteryears”, but let us not forget that every year, we are adding one more ‘yesteryear’ to the scope of our space. Further granted that our pace of covering the number of songs in a year is faster than the number of new songs being created and added to the mix, we should also remember that we are working with a huge backlog. Just the first five decades, the Geet Kosh tells us, is worth a shade less than 44,000 (or as Raja ji would put it, FORTY FOUR THOUSAND) songs. Add to it the next three and a half decades, and we are talking no less than approximately SEVENTY FIVE THOUSAND songs to be dealt with.

So that is another fresh perspective all in itself. The journey only gets more interesting as we pause for a brief party today (ah yes, Atul ji, when and where is the celebration party?? :) :) ). For tomorrow we simply just put down our heads and continue the onwards march, one more song at a time, and one more century milestone at a time. Actually that brings another thought – this significance of this milestone and its celebration – well it is not going to be matched for quite some time now. And when I say quite some time, I do mean quaaaaaaaaite some time. For having cracked the 10K target, then the 15K and 20K are going to be relatively minor in comparison, and the next BIG ONE (as they say in surfing) is now going to 25K. Ah well, we are all going to be gainfully occupied for many many years to come. Now that is a BIG thought. :)

And let me add another twist to it. The mysteries and the information related uncertainties from the earlier decades are far from being resolved, if ever. As we expand the scope and add more decades to focus on, so will be multiplied the mysteries of unlisted songs and unreleased films. Well on thing is sure; the fun in this field in never going to end. And Peevesie, we are going to need a lot of help from you.

Time to catch some breath. And time to pass around the congratulations to all members of the bandwagon. We knew it could be done, it had to be done. And we have done it.

For this special occasion, I have dug out a very special item. It is the rarest of the rarest of rare breed of discoveries, very much in line with our “Ten times Ten times Ten times Ten” accomplishment. There have been references to this in research papers, and allusions to it in discussion forums and articles. The records of the record company (HMV) have been available all along, but the discovery of the physical records themselves have been the key.

For the longest of times, it has been established that the first records of Hindi film songs were made in 1932. The accepted facts are that the film is ‘Madhuri’ and that two records were cut for this film, meaning four songs of this film are the first Hindi film songs ever recorded.

But there is more research that comes from the work of Micheal Kinnear, author of ‘A Definitive Discography of Indian Music’ and from the doctoral thesis of Sh. Narendra Shrimali, titled ‘Music of Theatre and Hindi Cinema 1900 – 1950′. This PhD research project has been published in book form, with the same title. Sh. Shrimali’s work is a thoroughly researched dissertation on the interplay and influence of stage plays and theatre on the early years of cinema. In the early years, both for silent and then for talkie films, the source of dramatic material for cinema came from the trans-positioning of the readymade subject materials already available with the theatre industry. When the films were silent, it was the themes and plots that were imported into cinema. And when the films started to talk in 1931, then the even the music and the song was imported from the theatre and used in the cinema. Sh. Shrimali’s book makes a very interesting reading, as it traces the history behind the music in talkie film industry in India.

It established based on the work by the above mentioned research workers, that in the time prior to the cutting of the records of film ‘Madhuri’ in 1932, there may have been or that there are, instances wherein the songs of a film were released on records, without any specific reference to the film itself. For all practical purposes, such records have always been treated as private or NFS recordings. The analysis and data digging done by these two researchers establishes at least one specific case in which the songs of the film are released on records, albeit without a specific reference connecting them. It is possible that the songs may have been recorded earlier and then used in the film, or that they were first a part of the film, and then were released as private recordings. One argument given in favor is that in all likelihood, and due to the infancy of the art form and the industry itself, the film producers did not attach any significance to associating the film with songs on record. Maybe that realization had to wait for more than one year to set in (i.e. in 1932).

Shrilmali ji refers to the 1931 film ‘Trapped’ (also titled as ‘Farebi Jaal’). The booklet of this film lists 6 songs, three of them being sung by Durga Khote and the remaining three being rendered in the voice of Master Vasant Amrut of Surat. It is established by his research, and with detailed reference to the earlier work by Michael Kinnear, that two songs sung by Master Vasant for this film are available on 78 rpm records, which do not carry the name of the film. On pages 70 and 71 of the publication, he summarizes as follows: [quote] “. . .if we consider above mentioned facts and evidences we should consider that the first ever Gramophone Record of Hindi cinema was not N5622 but they were P13474 and P13542″.

(NOTE: N5622 refers to the record number on which the songs of film ‘Madhuri’ (1932) are available and P13474 / P13542 refer to the record number on which the songs of film ‘Trapped’ (1931) are available).

Today, I am uploading and presenting this rarest of rarest of rare discoveries. The physical record P13542, is available, in the collection of my collector friend, and he has graciously, with some coaxing, allowed me the liberty to upload this song online and post it at the 10,000th song on our blog.

It is a befitting salutation, both to the blog and its team on one hand, and on the other, a befitting tribute to the Hindi cinema. For the first time anywhere in the online world, we have a Hindi film song from 1931 posted on Atul-Song-A-Day. A momentous occasion calling for a historically vital song recording.

There is not much other information available for this film, other than the film booklet. Once again, the benefaction of another dear friend and guide, Harmandir Singh ji, has been instrumental in getting details of the lyrics of this song, from the film booklet which part of his collection. He has been generously helpful to make a scan of the booklet and share it with me.

The film is produced under the banner of Indian Art Productions, Bombay. It is a social drama directed by M Bhavani. The cast of actors include Inakshi Ramrao, Arundhati Sansaare, Durga Khote, Sushila Devi, Smt Singh, Waman Talpade, Jal Khambatta, Baburao Sansaare and Manohar Kapoor etc. The name of the music director is not available. The name of lyricist is mentioned as Master Vasant himself.


Song-Phul rahi belariyaan doley (Trapped)(1932) Singer-Master Vasant Amrit, Lyrics-Master Vasant Amrit

Lyrics

phul rahi belariyaan doley
phul rahi belariya. .aa. .an
do. .ley
phul rahi belariyaan doley
boley koyaliya ambuwaa ki da.aar
do. .o. .ley
boley
phul rahi belariyaan doley

bhaanti bhaanti ke vriksh jhoolat hain
bhaanti bhaanti ke vriksh jhoolat hain
piyu piyu karat pukaar pappayyaa

ritu basant lo kheeli bahaar
phul rahi belariyaan doley
phul rahi belariyaan doley
phul rahi belariyaan doley
phul rahi

(long alaap)
phul rahi belariyaan doley
phul rahi belariya. .
aaaa aaaaa aaaaa doley
phule bela. .
phule je belariyaan doley naa
boley koyaliya
ambwaa ki daar doley doley doley

bana (?) belariyaan doley
phul rahi
e e ban aye
ae ri boley bana
ae ri bana bo. .
bana boley
ae ri bana boley
bana boley. .
bana boley
bana boley naa
bana ae
bana boley
bana boley naa
mann doley
ae ri doley
rim bana aaye doley
bana ay ri naaye
doley doley re mann

phul rahi belaryaan doley
phul ri bela. . do. .ley
phul rahi
. . .aan bana doley
phul rahi belaryaan bana doley
(?) bana naahin doley boley
(alaap)
phul ri belariyaan. .aaa aaa
phul rahi
aa bana
bana dole
bana dole
(alaap)

phul ri belariyaan . . . doley
phul rahi belaryaan doley
ri bana doley
ri bana boley
phul ri belariyaan . . ah
belariyaan
belariyaan
belariyaan
belar. .
belariyaan
doley
phul rahi belaryaan
aaaaaa doley
phul rahi belaryaan

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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फुलरहि बेलरियाँ डोले
फुलरहि बेलरियाआं
डोले॰ ॰एss
फुलरहि बेलरियाँ डोले
बोले कोयलिया अंबुवा की डा॰ ॰आर
डो॰ ॰ओले॰ ॰एss
बोले
फुलरहि बेलरियाँ डोले

भांति भांति के वृक्ष झूलत हैं
भांति भांति के वृक्ष झूलत हैं
पियु पियु करत पुकार पप्पईया

ऋतु बसंत लो खिली बहार
फुलरहि बेलरियाँ डोले
फुलरहि बेलरियाँ डोले
फुलरहि बेलरियाँ डोले
फुलरहि

(लम्बा आलाप)
फुलरहि बेलरियाँ डोले
फुलरहि बेलरियाँ॰ ॰आsss आsssss आsss डोले
फुले बेला
फुले जे बेलरियाँ डोले ना
बोले कोयलिया
अंबवा की डार डोले डोले डोले

बन (?)बेलरियाँ डोले
फुलरहि
ए ए बन अए
ऐ री बोले बन
ऐ री बन बो॰ ॰
बन बोले
ऐ री बन बोले
बन बोले॰ ॰
बन बोले
बन बोले ना॰ ॰
बन ए
बन बोले
बन बोले ना॰ ॰
मन डोले
ऐ री डोले
रिम बन आए डोले
बन ऐ री ना॰ ॰ऐ
डोले डोले रे मन

फुलरहि बेलरियाँ डोले
फुलरहि बेलरियाँ॰ ॰ डो॰ ॰ले
फुलरहि
॰ ॰ आंss बन डोले
फुलरहि बेलरियाँ बन डोले
(?) बन नहीं डोले बोले
(आलाप)
फुलरहि बेलरियाँ॰ ॰आss ॰ ॰आss
फुलरहि
आ बन
बन डोले
बन डोले
(आलाप)

फुलरहि बेलरियाँ॰ ॰डोले
फुलरहि बेलरियाँ
री बन डोले
री बन डोले
फुलरहि बेलरियाँ॰ ॰आः
बेलरियाँ
बेलरियाँ
बेलर॰ ॰
बेलरियाँ
डोले
फुलरहि बेलरियाँ
आss डोले

फुलरहि बेलरियाँ


This article is written by AK, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a first time 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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Atul Song-A-Day 10K Song Milestone Celebrations ––43 (Post number 9998)
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How do you feel when a family member achieves something spectacular? Atul is my family, not only as a fellow blogger, but also because both of us started our professional career at the same Institute. This was a small, beautiful, self-contained place, tucked away in a town back of beyond, at the foothills of a hill (which was literally called पहाड़ी). This Institute was a British creation in 1927, with exceptional facilities thrown in: indoor swimming pool, indoor badminton court, squash court, tennis courts, football field, table tennis, billiards table, lounge, dark room for photography (the world was not digital then), and a huge golf course just outside the complex. Four years of our most exciting young days in this ambience, the life-style, and the traditions created a strong life-long bond with the Institute, and among the alumni. As I entered a few years earlier, I am especially delighted by the awesome achievement of my younger brother, The Incomparable Atul. As he completes the magical number of 10,000 posts I convey my heartiest congratulations to him and all the regular contributors who have made it possible.

We were more than four years apart at that paradise, and soon after leaving I branched out to a different line where our paths did not cross professionally. Therefore, I did not know Atul except through this blog, until we met, courtesy Sudhir ji, the ASAD stalwart, whom I got to know virtually, first through our blogs, and then personally, as we were in the same city. That meeting was the moment when we made the exciting discovery – just like the emotional climax of many films starting from the days of Kismet (1943) – that I and Atul were closely related.

Though younger to me, Atul is my senior by miles. He started blogging about two years before me. But more importantly, ASAD is the place I turn to for reference. One of the favourite phrases of the government is ‘single-window clearance’. ASAD is one-stop answer to your most-music related queries. As I see it, this site is going to contain, in a foreseeable future, every film (and a good deal of non-film)-songs available online. It is said about the epic Mahabhaarat that यन्न (यत्+न) भारते तन्न भारते [That which is not there in (Maha)bhaarat is not there in Bhaarat]. There would be a time when one can say यन्न अतुले तन्न चित्रपटसंगीते.

I do not remember when and how I first came across ASAD, but I do remember several ‘special’ moments I had with the blog. One was when “O preetam pyare chhor chale gharbaar mujhse door” by Amirbai Karnataki from film ‘Leela’, (1947; C Ramchandra) was posted. I would not have heard this song more than a couple of times, about four decades ago. But this was one song which mesmerized me on the first hearing – on the very first hearing its tune got embedded in my heart, I remembered other details too, such as the film and MD’s name that we normally associate with a song. Then, it seemed to have disappeared from radio and everywhere. So, when it came up on ASAD, it was a deeply nostalgic moment for me. Similar special moment was when Feroza Begum’s NFS “Tum bhulaye na gaye haye bhulaye na gaye” , a song etched in memory for forty years and then apparently lost forever, appeared here.

Not only I, but some readers on my blog too are deeply grateful for such ‘special’ moments through ASAD. For example, some of them had been yearning for some rare songs of Kamal Barot and Suman Kalyanpur for forty years. I passed on the request to Sudhir ji – with little hopes – who like a kind-hearted wizard was able to pull out the songs from his magical hat and post them here.

Mr Sadanand Kamath and Mr Arunkumar Deshmukh are two other stalwarts whom I greatly admire – the former for his facile pen, high-quality research and his selection of non-film ghazals and light-classical songs of the vintage era; the latter for his amazing knowledge, ability to recall and retrieve, and generous nature of sharing unstintingly. I am also fortunate to have met Arunji, the Living Encyclopedia. In a lighter vein, I think of a 1TB hard disk wired in a human brain. When I think of Arunji, I often mix up the title of Hitchcock’s classic as “The Man Who Knew Everything”.

There are many others who are actively building up this blog through their guest articles, contribution of lyrics and participation. I may not be able to mention their names individually, but I do follow them regularly. It is a huge collaborative effort, and unique in its scope. Hats off to the entire team!

How do you describe your relationship with music? Long long ago you had heard some unknown melody coming from a distant source that held you spellbound and brought tears to your eyes, and you didn’t know why. Or you heard a friend sing an unknown song at NCC camp, or a dinner party, that remained with you forever, and you yearned for it but didn’t know where to find it. The romance of restless yearning – that was our relationship with old songs. The Internet has brought everything at the click of a button. I don’t know whether it is an unmixed blessing, because that romance of restless yearning has gone from our lives. But there is something to be said for fulfillment of dreams too, and ASAD does that for countless music lovers across the globe.

The song I have selected for this post exactly reflects that romance. This is a non-film ghazal sung by Talat Mahmood. As the readers are well aware, Talat Mahmood started his music career with a non-film song “Sab din ek samaan nahi tha” (1941), and it was another non-film song, soon after – “Tasweer teri dil mera behlaa na sakegi” (http://atulsongaday.me/2012/05/09/tasweer-teri-dil-mera-behla-na-sakegi/) – that made him a national sensation. My own list of his best would include as many non-film songs as film songs. And among his best which mesmerized me when I first heard it about four decades ago, and has remained one of my greatest favorites, is his rendering of “Hothon se gulfishaan hain wo ankhon se ashqbaar hum”. As per talatmahmood.net, this is written by Faiyyaz Hashmi, and composed by Talat Mahmood himself. Faiyyaz Hashmi is the poet who also wrote “Tasweer teri dil mera. . .”, as well as numerous legendary geets and other NFSs sung by Jagmohan and others.

On a personal note, when my romance with this ghazal started at a very young age, probably I didn’t understand its meaning at all. But, the velvet voice of the Ghazal King, and his voice-modulation and inflexion you don’t normally find in his singing otherwise, overcame my lack of understanding its meaning. I liked it because its tune was out of this world. Today I feel I have a fair grasp of its meaning, which obviously enhances its pleasure. Here is its lyric, followed by my translation, which has been significantly enhanced by Sudhir ji in the course of our discussion (Thank you, Sudhir ji!). I am aware that I might still be missing its nuances. There are experts of Urdu language here, and it would be immensely useful for all if they could explain its meaning if I am off the mark.

Translation (jointly by me and Sudhir ji)
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hothon se gulfishaan hain wo, ankhon se ashq-baar hum
saawan se wo hain bekhabar, begana-e-bahaar hum

Her lips smile like petals of flowers,
While my eyes shed tears of sorrow
She is oblivious of the downpour from my eyes,
While the spring of her smiles is distant for me

arsh ki ye bulandiyaan, farsh ki pastiyon se hai
un ka guroor dekh kar ban gaye khaksaar hum

The pompous loftiness of the sky
Is due to the humble lowliness of the ground
Seeing her haughty condescension,
I turned myself into modest, lowly dust

parwana jaa ke jab gira, shola to kaanp kaanp utha
us pe na kuchh asar hua, jispe hue nisaar hum

When the moth plunged into the lamp,
Even the flame trembled with unease
But the one at whose feet I surrendered myself
Remained unmoved and aloof

pee hai kisi ki bazm mein itni ki phir na uth sakey
hosh o hawaas kuchh nahin, kitne hain hoshiyar hum

In the company of a special one
I have drunk myself so senseless
That I am unable even to get up
See my alertness, my good judgment
That I have lost my sanity and discernment


Song-Hothon se gulfishaan hain wo (Talat Mehmood NFS)(1950) Singer-Talat Mehmood, Lyrics-Faiyyaz Hashmi, MD-Kamal Dasgupta

Lyrics

aaa aaa aaa
aaaaa aaaa aaaa
hothon se gulfishaan hain wo
hothon se gulfishaan hain wo
aankhon se ashq-baar hum
saawan se wo hain bekhabar
saawan se wo hain bekhabar
begaana-e-bahaar hum
begaana-e-bahaar hum

arsh ki ye bulandiyaa..n
aan aan aan
farsh ki pastiyon se hain
un ka guroor dekh kar
un ka guroor dekh kar
ban gaye khaaksaar hum
hothon se gulfishaan hain wo

parwaana jaa ke jab gira
aa aa aa
parwana jaa ke jab gira
aa aa aa
shola to kaanp kaanp uthha
aa aa
us pe na kuchh asar hua
us pe na kuchh asar hua
jispe huye nisaar hum
hothon se gulfishaan hain wo

pee hai kisi ki bazm mein
aen aen
itni ki phir na uthh sakey
ae ae
hosh o hawaas kuchh nahin
hosh o hawaas kuchh nahin
kitne hain hoshiyaar hum
hothon se gulfishaan hain wo
aankhon se ashq-baar hum
aankhon se ashq-baar hum

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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आss आsss
आsssss आss आsss

होठों से गुल्फिशां हैं वो
होठों से गुल्फिशां हैं वो
आँखों से अश्क बार हम
सावन से वो हैं बेखबर
सावन से वो हैं बेखबर
बेगाना ए बहार हम
बेगाना ए बहार हम

अर्श की ये बुलन्दीयां
फर्श की पस्तियों से हैं
उनका गुरूर देख कर
उनका गुरूर देख कर
बन गए खाकसार हम
होठों से गुल्फिशां हैं वो

परवाना जा के जब गिरा
परवाना जा के जब गिरा
शोला तो काँप काँप उठा
उसपे न कुछ असर हुआ
उसपे न कुछ असर हुआ
जिसपे हुये निसार हम
होठों से गुल्फिशां हैं वो

पी है किसी की बज़्म में
इतनी कि फिर न उठ सकें
होश ओ हवास कुछ नहीं
होश ओ हवास कुछ नहीं
कितने हैं होशियार हम
होठों से गुल्फिशां हैं वो
आँखों से अश्क बार हम
आँखों से अश्क बार हम


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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Atul Song-A-Day 10K Song Milestone Celebrations –42 (Post number 9997)
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Folks who are avid browsers of the internet in search of Hindi film songs and related information must be very familiar with another blog ‘Songs Of Yore’ (http://www.songsofyore.com/). Today, I am writing to introduce AK ji, the personality, who is the driving force behind this blog that is famous in the digital world, for its content and references. Last month, on 7th June, his blog ‘SoY’ celebrated its fourth anniversary. On the occasion, the lead post starts with the following paragraph.

I have often said I started blogging स्वान्तः सुखाय. As Songs of Yore completes four years today, I find I have become a little less selfish. Now I do a lot of things that are suggested and driven by the readers. And, you don’t need a preacher to tell you that nothing pleases a person more than knowing that what he does also pleases a lot of other people. So, I have to thank all the readers for making the journey of Songs of Yore so delightful.

This above para summarizes the philosophy and the drive of the person himself. AK ji, as he is known to his blog readers, and to the Atulites also, is a person who is so well meshed with and immersed with this art form. It is a passion that has advanced from being just a love to hear this music, to becoming a cause, for the collection, preservation and sharing. Which led him to set up the ‘SoY’ blog four years ago.

My familiarity with AK ji started sometimes in late 2011, as I came across his blog while searching for some HFM related information. Maybe it was Arun ji who directed me there, but I do not remember clearly. Earlier, I had seen a commenter on our blog with the intriguing name – ‘SongsOfYore’. When I landed on the blog, I came to realize the connection. This started a communication on email, which very quickly led to personally meeting with him. Just prior to our first meeting, I received an email from Arun ji, who mentioned that AK ji was in Bombay and that the two of them had met. The only information I got in Arun ji’s message was that AK ji is one of the senior most bureaucrats with Govt of India. Later when the communication between myself and AK ji came to the point of knowing that we are both residents of Delhi, then the plans came about to meet in person.

It was coincidental and fortuitous that Harmandir ji was also in Delhi when we first met. So it was a wonderful three way meeting that we had. After that AK ji visited me at home, and we sat and discussed about some then current searches and questions that were active on email and in blog comments. I remember there was a very active discussion on the first song of Lata Mangeshkar. That topic initiated a lot of good research and information exchange, and it involved many people.

Then came the opportunity that Atul ji was visiting Delhi. I called up AK ji, and we set up another very interesting three way meeting. After that we have met occasionally. In recent months, AK ji has shifted his residence to Greater Noida, one of the suburb towns of Delhi. So in person meetings have not happened for some time, but is there very active exchange that continues over phone and email. Especially after AK ji came to know that I have the habit to ferret out obscure and long forgotten songs, our communications about trying to acquire such rare pieces of music has been ongoing.

AK ji is an engineer plus an MBA by education. He has a very strong background in science. After meeting him, I find in him a friend who is well read, and has an eager interest in a wide variety of things. The discussions with him are animated, and we generally run out of time, but not out of subject matter. He has spent a career lifetime with the Govt of India. Earlier this year he retired from the senior most level of civil service in the GOI.

His interest in old film music is born out of a romance with the radio and Doordarshsan, and continued to grow into keen enthusiasm and on towards a eager passion. And out of this passion is born his blog, ‘Songs Of Yore’ (http://www.songsofyore.com/). A visit to this blog will introduce the wide variety of topics and themes that AK ji continues to publish as well as moderate, with contributions from other like minded souls. He once shared with me that the essential strength of his blog is its knowledgeable readers and contributors. There is a very active participation and dialogue that continues as a stream on his blog.

For this intro post, I am presenting a rare non film song by the renowned KC Dey, on special request of AK ji himself. I have not been able to locate any additional information about this song. The verses internally identify the author as Ram Das. Apparently it is a bhajan that has been written by a devotee, Ram Das. The YouTube upload identifies KC Dey as the composer of this song.

This is a real beautiful Holi song that is sung by an unnamed ‘gopi’, who tells of her tribulations on the day of Holi, when the mischievous Kanhaiyyaa drenched her with colors when she was on way to get water from Jamuna river. Hearing it in the divine voice of KC Dey, simply adds to the beauty of words and the melody.

Listen and enjoy.


Song-Aaj hori khelen kanhaiyya (K C Dey)(1940) Singer-K C Dey, Lyrics-Ram Das, MD-K C Dey

Lyrics

aa aaaa
aaaaaa
aaaaaaaa aaaaa
aaj hori khelen kanhaiyyaa
chundar rang mori daari re
aaj hori khelen kanhaiyyaa
chundar rang mori daari re
aaj hori khelen
hori khelen
hori. . . kh. .elen
shyaam
shyaa. . aa. . aa. .aam
aaj hori khelen
aa. .aa. .aaj
aaaa. .aaj
aaj
hori khelen
aaj hori khelen kanhaiyyaa
chundar rang mori daari re
aaj hori khelen

jaat rahi main jamuna jal ko
jaat rahi main
aaa jamuna. .
aaa jamuna. .
aaa aaaaa aaaaa aaaa
aaaa aaaaa aaaaaa aaaaa
aaaa aaaa aaaa aaaa
jaat rahi main jamuna jal ko
bhar pichkaari more gaal maari re
dari banwaari re
aaj hori khelen kanhaiyyaa
chundar rang mori daari re
aaj hori khelen

haaan
nand ke kanhaai
nai choli mat kaari
phir kaari (?)
mukh choom
choom choom
haaan
haaan
hey ri geri beri beri aali
aali
hey ri geri beri beri aali
aali
kahe ram das
haaan aaaa aaaa
aa aaa aa aa
kahe ram das
anoothhe brij raaj
naa aave vaa ko laaj
aaj hori khelen kanhaiyyaa
chundar rang mori daari re
aaj hori khelen kanhaiyyaa
chundar rang
haan chundar rang mori daari re
aaj hori khelen kanhaiyyaa
chundar rang mori daari re
aaj hori khelen

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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आ आsss
आssss
आsssss आssss
आज होरी खेलें कन्हैय्या
चूँदर रंग मोरी डारी रे
आज होरी खेलें कन्हैय्या
चूँदर रंग मोरी डारी रे
आज होरी खेलें
होरी खेलें
होरीss खेssलें
श्याम
श्या ॰ ॰ आss ॰ ॰ म
आज होरी खेलें
आs आs आज
आsss आज
आज
होरी खेलें
आज होरी खेलें कन्हैय्या
चूँदर रंग मोरी डारी रे
आज होरी खेलें

जात रही मैं जमुना जल को
जात रही मैं
आss जमुना॰ ॰ ॰
आss जमुना॰ ॰ ॰
आs आsss आss
आs आsss आssss आsss आss
जात रही मैं जमुना जल को
भर पिचकारी मोरे गाल मारी रे
डरी बनवारी रे

आज होरी खेलें कन्हैय्या
चूँदर रंग मोरी डारी रे
आज होरी खेलें

हाँ
नन्द के कन्हाई
नई चोली मत कारी
फिर कारी (?)
मुख चूम
चूम चूम
हाँ
हाँ
हे री गेरी बेरी बेरी आली
आली
हे री गेरी बेरी बेरी आली
आली
कहे राम दास
हाँ आsss आss
कहे राम दास
अनूठे ब्रिजराज
ना आवे वा को लाज
आज होरी खेलें कन्हैय्या
चूँदर रंग मोरी डारी रे
आज होरी खेलें कन्हैय्या
चूँदर रंग
हाँ चूँदर रंग मोरी डारी रे
आज होरी खेलें कन्हैय्या
चूँदर रंग मोरी डारी रे
आज होरी खेलें


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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Atul Song-A-Day 10K Song Milestone Celebrations –41 (Post number 9996)
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When Atul ji added this blog on facebook, a small change happened to the blog page too. In the right hand column, there appeared a matrix of 15 tiny portraits, representing some of the newer persons who are following the blog on the facebook. This is a good place to see some old friends and even sometimes new and familiar faces. And yes, occasionally I have espied even celebrity names as I run my mouse over these images.

For some days now, I notice that an image of a sardar ji has been constantly on display in this matrix. A light blue pugree and a fair smile; the beard is all white, so much so it needs a close look to ascertain it is there. (Check it out).

The gentleman is Bakhshish Singh Bakshi and his presence on facebook panel on our blog page tells us that he is a lover and follower of this music, and of this blog. Bakhshish ji is Delhi based, a very passionate and a very knowledgeable, and I must add, a very resourceful lover of music. He is a diehard fan of OP Nayyar and Madan Mohan. And oh, did I miss telling you that he is a very dear friend. Of course because of our mutual passion for hindi film music.

Bakhshish ji and I got connected through Geet Kosh and Harmandir ji. Any celebration that deals with Hindi film songs can never be complete without the presence and discussion about Harmandir Singh ji ‘Hamraaz’. Regulars will immediately recognize this name as the compiler and archivist of the renowned Hindi Film Geet Kosh, which is the premier reference on any and all information related to Hindi films. Everybody who is involved with the Hindi films songs in any way, consider this monumental compilation as the last word in correct information about the songs, artists and films of the Hindi screen.

I have the good fortune to be introduced to him (albeit quite late in his career as an archivist), but I am also very glad that we are now working very closely on a very regular basis, in projects relating to the Geet Kosh. His personal journey on this path is known to all who own this premier reference set. For others who may want to know more, I suggest a visit to his web site here (http://hamraaz.org/).

Harmandir ji has been instrumental in introducing me to so many stalwarts in this field. He has guided me to meet such folks as Nalin ji Shah (Bombay), Harish ji Raghuvanshi (Surat), Dr. Surjit Singh ji (San Diego, USA), Dr. ML Kapur (Virginia, USA), Girdharilal ji Vishkarma (Jodhpur), Pawan Jha (Jaipur), Vijaylaxmi ji Deseram (ex anchor at Radio Ceylon, currently in Virginia, USA) and many more such lovers of Hindi film music who have spent a lifetime in this field. Of course his list of contacts is huge, on account of the Geet Kosh. And I believe I have benefited a lot from him, in getting introduced to so many like minded friends.

Sometimes in late 2011, when Harmandir ji visited Delhi, it was highly opportune that he stayed with me. And that stay brought in a steady stream of friends who would come to see him. It is on one such occasion that I got introduced to Bakhshish Singh ji.

Bakhshish ji is a tall and lanky person, all of six feet, and all of it is the essence of the legendary Punjabi friendliness and affability. He just does not seem to meet any person for the first time. Every person he meets, even if it is the first time, he comes across as being a friend for a long time. And the same happened with me also. The openness and sincerity that he exhibits is sure to turn every interaction into a friend. This openness and friendliness even comes across in his dealings – he is probably the most giving person I have met. He has a huge collection of film songs, and continues to add to it. And you ask him for anything he has, it is in your hands before your sentence is complete. Anything I have, he says, is for sharing and for my friends.

Born in early 1945 in Gujranwala (now in Pakistan), he was all of two and half years when the partition of this land happened. His family moved to India and settled down in Delhi. Bakhshish ji completed his education in architecture, and specialized in industrial architecture, specifically for the pharmaceutics industry. He has spent a long and fruitful time of his career in this field. Couple of years ago, he laid down his tools and opted for retirement. However, his earlier employer continues to call on him for part time contract assignments.

The love for music, he says he inherits it from his father. In a time when records and gramophone players were part of few households, his father had a sizeable collection of film and non film music. It is incidental that two of the luminaries of music direction in Hindi and Punjabi cinema, namely Hansraj Behl and Roshan, are also from the same city of Gujranwala. Roshan was a close neighbor, and both the to-be music directors were very good friends of his father.

The one thing that Bakhshish ji recalls with emotion and nostalgia. When the family moved to Delhi, of course it was not possible to carry everything. Still his father carried two 78 rpm records with him. One from film ‘Anmol Ghadi’, the song – “Udan Khatole Pe Udd Jaaun” and the second one from film ‘Rattan’, the song – “Saawan Ke Baadlo, Unse Ye Jaa Kaho”. With a wistful look in his eyes, he recalls that these two used to be his favorites that he used to sing around the house, even at that age of just 2 years. Later in life, a couple of years before he passed away, his father handed over these two 78 rpm records to Bakhshish ji’s wife, telling her that he had brought them over for Bakhshish ji.

Beyond that, the story of the growing passion for music is a tale of shared interest between the father and the son over the years. Bakhshish ji’s circle grew and with that grew his knowledge and awareness about film music. He now has a veritable knowledge about history of film music. Of course his favorite decade is 1950s. He has friends through his circle who are also passionate fans of old Hindi films and film songs. He tells of people living in small towns and villages of Punjab, basically farming is their occupation. And they have such fantastic collections of 78 rpms and other records that are carried as heirlooms in family. These collections include records that are not available elsewhere yet. He tells of get togethers that last for three to four days, wherein the friend circle will gather at one such friend’s place, and the only thing they do is talk of music and listen to music. This circle extends well into other countries and there is active interaction with folks of Punjabi origin settled in UK, in Canada, in South Africa etc.

A fun thing that he talks about is four movies that he has to see, before he bids a goodbye to this world. These films are ‘Zalzalaa’ (1952), ‘Ustad Pedro’ (1951), ‘Mangu’ (1954) and ‘Mr Lambu’ (1956). He says he has written to Him, that he will refuse to come if called, unless these four films are seen by him. (NOTE: these movies are not available yet, despite all the effort and resourcefulness he has applied to it.)

Bakhshish ji is an ardent follower of this blog. He occasionally puts in a comment, but in conversations with me, he almost always talks something about this blog. So some weeks back, I sent him also a request for a write up. But with usual reasons (“I do not know what to write”), he had been dodging my request. Finally I was able to convince him and he prepared a write up and emailed to me. Maybe the fault is with me that I did not fully clarify how to go about selecting the song. He sent me a write up about Madan Mohan – Lata Mangeshkar team with a specific reference to one song – “Tum Chaand Ke Saath Chale Aao” from the film ‘Aashiana’ (1952), and has given a wonderful description of the beats and rhythms in this song using the ‘matka’ (or the earthen pot). I had to sadly tell him that this will not qualify as the song is already posted. And with a chuckle he responded – ‘so that means I am off the hook now’. I had to tell him maybe yes, because the time left for the target day was very little. But I have emphasized to him that sooner rather than later, he will have to step in as a contributor. (I will check with Atul ji on how to use his current effort, to add to the existing post).

To honor his choice, I present today another gem of a Madan Mohan – Lata song. This song is from the 1954 film ‘Ehsaan’. Produced under the banner of Mohla films, it is directed by Rajendra Sharma. The cast of actors is impressive and includes Munawwar Sultana, Shammi Kapoor, Prithviraj Kapoor, Kamal Kapoor, KN Singh, Gulab, Chaman Puri, Praveen, Rajan Kapoor, Zarina, Narbada Shanakar, Roopmala and Baby Nazar. The seven songs of this film are written by DN Madhok and Kaif Irfani. This song is from the pen of Kaif Irfani.

It is the month of Saawan already. For the past two days, Delhi has had a good share of the benefaction of rain gods, which was a much needed respite after the scorching heat of the earlier few weeks. Today, there is no rain, but it is cloudy and pleasant. Just the kind of day and the kind of ambience that this song has to be played. Listen to this well paced song with short verses, that have been threaded into an endearing melody by Madan Mohan. A lovely song for a the lovely month of Saawan. And for my dear friend Bakhshish Singh ji.

Listen and enjoy.

Song-Kahe jiya ki umang (Ehsaan)(1954) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Kaif Irfani, MD-Madan Mohan

Lyrics

kahe jiya ki umang
chhaaye naye naye rang
ke saawan aa gaya aa
saawan aa gaya aa
kahe jiya ki umang
chhaaye naye naye rang
ke saawan aa gaya aa
saawan aa gaya aa
kahe jiya ki umang

dekhi sheeshe mein parchhaai
main jhoomi lehraayi
dekhi sheeshe mein parchhaai
main jhoomi lehraai
main hansi muskaayi
main hansi muskaayi
main sehmi ghabraayi
meri latt lehraayi
to baadal chhaa gaya
baadal chhaa gaya
kahe jiya ki umang

mere sapnon ke chham
kahe jaag uthhe hum
mere sapnon ke chham
kahe jaag uthhe hum
naachoon gaaun hardam
naachoon gaaun hardam
boley zindagi ka saaz
koi naya naya raag
jiyaa paa gaya aa
jiyaa paa gaya aa
kahe jiya ki umang

koi meethhi meethhi aag
uthhi jiya mein jo jaag
koi meethhi meethhi aag
uthi jiya mein jo jaag
gaaun naye naye raag
gaaun naye naye raag
main to jaaun dol dol
koi pyaara pyaara bol
zubaan pe aa gaya aa
zubaan pe aa gaya aa
kahe jiya ki umang
chhaaye naye naye rang
ke saawan aa gaya aa
saawan aa gaya aa
kahe jiya ki umang

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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कहे जिया की उमंग
छाए नए नए रंग
के सावन आ गया आ
सावन आ गया आ
कहे जिया की उमंग
छाए नए नए रंग
के सावन आ गया आ
सावन आ गया आ
कहे जिया की उमंग

देखी शीशे में परछाई
मैं झूमी लहराई
देखी शीशे में परछाई
मैं झूमी लहराई
मैं हंसी मुसकाई
मैं हंसी मुसकाई
मैं सहमी घबराई
मेरी लट लहराई
तो बादल छा गया आ
बादल छा गया आ
कहे जिया की उमंग

मेरे सपनों की छम
कहे जाग उठे हम
मेरे सपनों की छम
कहे जाग उठे हम
नाचूँ गाउँ हरदम
नाचूँ गाउँ हरदम
बोले ज़िंदगी का साज
कोई नया नया राग
जिया पा गया आ
जिया पा गया आ
कहे जिया की उमंग

कोई मीठी मीठी आग
उठी जिया में जो जाग
कोई मीठी मीठी आग
उठी जिया में जो जाग
गाउँ नए नए राग
गाउँ नए नए राग
मैं तो जाऊँ डोल डोल
कोई प्यारा प्यारा बोल
ज़ुबान पे आ गया आ
ज़ुबान पे आ गया आ
कहे जिया की उमंग
छाए नए नए रंग
के सावन आ गया आ
सावन आ गया आ
कहे जिया की उमंग


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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Atul Song-A-Day 10K Song Milestone Celebrations –40 (Post number 9995)
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Now we know that a chocolate cake happened. In Cochin. Peevesie’s Mom baked the cake to celebrate the 6th anniversary of the setting up of this blog by Atul ji. And she and her husband shared it amongst themselves. Ah well, I am sure it must have tasted good. It is high time now that digital technology should step up and allow for sending chocolate cakes over email. :) And of course, Atul ji is so busy wrapping up the 10K celebration posts and also doing a lot of travel simultaneously, that I am sure he has not yet seen my message of ‘where is the party?’.

However, full marks to him, and full support. The burden he carries and the effort and time he applies across all tasks for this blog, while managing a working life – kudos to him, and more strength and resolve to him.

As we are arriving at the target, I am trying to supplement some required posts with special numbers. I have been thinking about this for a couple of days. When this blog started, as has been described by Raja ji, it was driven by farmaishes that came from him and many other readers. Over the years, the farmaishes page is probably the heaviest page on the blog – it takes a long time to load; hmmm. . . maybe barring the list of songs by movie. And then this thought struck me. Here were at nine thousand nine hundred ninety something today, and for the past six years it has been Atul ji catering to the farmaishes of the large number of readers and followers. And I wondered. What would be Atul ji’s farmaish, if we asked him. And so I decided to do this special post, to be based on a farmaish from him.

He has again been back and forth in travel over the past two days. I sent him an email with my farmaish for his farmaish. He eventually responded after a couple of reminders (I am sure being back and forth in train most of the time, he was not able to timely access his emails). And so comes this song and this write up, specially on the farmaish of Atul ji. :)

Today, my mind goes back to March of 2012, when Atul ji wrote to me about his official visit to Delhi, and we had planned to meet. Maybe we both have written about our meeting in earlier posts. He had meetings till about 3.30 pm and I was then supposed to pick him up from the railway guest house he was staying at around 4 pm. I reached there. He said he would be waiting near the main gate of that place. I did not see anyone. So I called him. Actually he was there, but he was also sitting in a car, that had been made available to him for his visit. Soon as I called him and identified my car, he says he is sitting in the car just behind where I had parked. I immediately got down from the car and turned around. I saw a somewhat short person, lean and sprightly, wearing glasses and sporting a moustache, get out of the car behind me. I walked towards him, and really no introductions seemed necessary. Without even asking the question “Is that Atul ji?”, I simply walked over to him and hugged him. I am sure he must have been taken by surprise, because for a moment I could feel he did not know how to respond. :) :)

Anyway, our first exchange was simply my saying “Lets go in my car”. He leaned over the window of his car and instructed the drive to be off for the day, and then come the next day at the prescribed time. After that we drove home. In the few weeks prior to when Atul ji came to Delhi, I had had the good fortune of hosting Nalin ji Shah, and Harmandir at my home, and through them there had been many new introductions that happened for me. So as they say, my home and my mind was still abuzz with the prior visitors. And then sone-pe-suhaaga, Atul ji also came to visit in the same span of time. It was really great.

Atul ji is a sharp person. I am sure the readers are well aware of that. And I assure you, the ‘Atulisms’ in conversation are equally regaling. Otherwise a quiet person most of the time, he will be energized when we talk about the blog and Hindi film songs. For other discussions, he chooses not to take the lead unless requested, and will quietly sneak in one of his ‘Atulistic’ observations into the conversation in progress. Of course with the desired results :) :)

There is a lot more that would like to write. A lot of that has been put down in these columns before, and by so many contributors. People those who have met him and even people those who have not. Being in Delhi, I have the good fortune that Atul ji has a regular if not very frequent visit that he needs to make to the headquarters here. And that is always a wonderful opportunity to get together with him, which is always a pleasure.

And so, for a change, here is a song that is on farmaish from Atul ji. This song is from the 1945 film ‘Raagini’. The music is by Pt Amarnath. The songs of this film are penned by three poets – Mela Ram Wafaa, Naazim Panipati, and Zaheer Kashmiri. The specific lyricist for this song is however not identified. The film is production from the banner of Maheshwari Pictures, Punjab. So apparently this would have been produced in Lahore at that time. The cast of actors reads as follows – Smriti, Aruna, Najm, Pran, Gyani, Romesh, Bhaag Singh, Baij Sharma, Nazar, Mumtaz, Shahnaz, Roofi. Only the name of Pran is familiar from this list; I believe the others would be local to the Lahore film industry at that time.

This is a wonderful song, wonderfully composed by Pt Amarnath. The pace is rapid and the rendition has been handled very well by Zohrabai. On special request by our dear Atul ji. A very special song.

Listen and enjoy.


Song-Uthh soye huye husn tujhe ishq jagaaye (Raagini)(1945) Singer-Zohrabai ambalewaali, MD-Pt Amarnath

Lyrics

uth soye huye husn ae
ishq jagaaye
ishq jaga. .aye
dil kehta hai koi mujhe ae
deewaana banaaye
deewaana banaaye

main
hoon
aur tu hai
ik aalam e hu hai
main
aur
haar tu hai
ik aalam e hu hai
phir waqt ye taqdeer dikhaaye
naa dikhaaye
uthh soye huye husn tujhe ae
ishq jagaaye
ishq jaga. .aye
dil kehta hai koi mujhe
deewaana banaaye
deewaana banaaye

maasoom jawaani hai
aur neend ke saaye
aur neend ke saaye
maasoom jawaani hai
aur neend ke saaye
aur neend ke saaye
hadd tak koi
pehlu mein qayaamat ko chhupaaye
uthh soye huye husn tujhe ae
ishq jagaaye
ishq jaga. .aye
dil kehta hai koi mujhe
deewaana banaaye
deewaana banaaye

uthh jaag idhar aa
de dard zaraa saa aa
uthh jaag idhar aa
de dard zaraa saa
wo dard jo
din raat teri yaad dilaaye
uthh soye huye husn tujhe ae
ishq jagaaye
dil kehta hai koi mujhe
deewaana banaaye
deewaana banaaye

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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उठ सोये हुये हुस्न तुझे
इश्क़ जगाए
इश्क़ जगा॰ ॰ए
दिल कहता है कोई मुझे
दीवाना बनाए
दीवाना बनाए

मैं
हूँ
और तू है
इक आलम ए हू है
मैं
हूँ
और तू है
इक आलम ए हू है
फिर वक़्त ये तक़दीर दिखाये
ना दिखाये
उठ सोये हुये हुस्न तुझे
इश्क़ जगाए
इश्क़ जगा॰ ॰ए
दिल कहता है कोई मुझे
दीवाना बनाए
दीवाना बनाए

मासूम जवानी है
और नींद के साये
और नींद के साये
मासूम जवानी है
और नींद के साये
और नींद के साये
हद तक गयी
पहलू में कयामत को छुपाए
उठ सोये हुये हुस्न तुझे
इश्क़ जगाए
इश्क़ जगा॰ ॰ए
दिल कहता है कोई मुझे
दीवाना बनाए
दीवाना बनाए

उठ जाग इधर आ
दे दर्द ज़रा सा
उठ जाग इधर आ
दे दर्द ज़रा सा
वो दर्द
जो दिन रात तेरी याद दिलाये
उठ सोये हुये हुस्न तुझे
इश्क़ जगाए
इश्क़ जगा॰ ॰ए
दिल कहता है कोई मुझे
दीवाना बनाए
दीवाना बनाए


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.

“Sati Narmada” (1950) is a movie few people have heard about. This forgotten movie was directed by Ishwarlal for Abhimanyu Chitra productions. The movie had Jeevan, Sulochana Chatterji, Umakant, Salvi, Babu, Raje etc in it.

Here is a song from this movie which is just as obscure as the movie itself. Vinodini Dixit is the lyricist. Neelkath Tripathi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Khemchand Prakash. This must be one of the forgotten gems created by Khemchand Prakash.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Avinash Scrapwala.

Only the audio of this song is available. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the movie as well as on the picturisation of this song.


Song- Prabhuji mohe ek sahaara tera (Sati Narmada)(1950) Singer-Vinodini Dixit, Lyrics-Neelkanth Tiwari, MD-Khemchand Prakash

Lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

Jag mein koi na mera aa
jag mein koi na mera
Prabhuji mohe
ek sahaara tera
Prabhuji mohe ek sahaara tera

mere bhaag chamak kar phoote
man ke taar jhanak kar toote
mere bhaag chamak kar phoote
man ke taar jhanak kar toote
saare sang sahaare chhoote
saare sang sahaare chhoote
sankat ne hai ghera
Prabhuji mohe
sankat ne hai ghera
Prabhuji mohe
ek sahaara tera
Prabhuji mohe ek sahaara tera

Girija maa ?? dhara ki
Suraj chanda saare saathi
Girija maa ?? dhara ki
Suraj chanda saare saathi
maangoon bhiksha praan priya ki
maangoon bhiksha praan priya ki
bhar de aanchal mera
Prabhu ji more
bhar de aanchal mera
Prabhuji mohe
Ek sahaara tera
Prabhuji mohe ek sahaara tera

meri bujhti jyot jagaa do
o o o o
meri bujhti jyot jagaa do o
khil kar murjhe phool khilaa do o o
khil kar murjhe phool khilaa do
jeewan chandaa ko chamkaa do
o o
kar do door andhera
kar do door andhera
Prabhuji more
kar do door andhera
Prabhuji more
kar do door andhera


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The blog completed six years yesterday (19 july 2014). It was planned to touch the much anticipated 10,000th song mark on that day, but that could not be achieved due to unavaodable circumstances. Today the circumstances are favourable. And fortunately it happens to be a sunday as well. Today we are definitely going to touch the 10,000th song mark. What is more, this will be achieved when it is still 19 july 2004 in some parts of the world ! So the roundness of the world, which dictates that different nations have their own times comes to our rescue. :)

Today morning I decided to work from 10,000th song backwards. Counting backwards, I see that the songs number 10,000 to 9996 are already done and dusted. And what fantastic songs (and also writeups) they all are !

9993 songs were posted till yesterday. That means I have to find songs number 9993rd to 9995th to discuss.

Here is the 9993rd song of the blog. It is an archtyical “Helen” song. It is sung by Asha Bhonsle and picturised on Helen as a bar dance song. Shakkel Badayuni is the lyricist. Music is composed by Ravi.

Shammi Kapoor is also visible in the picturisation of this song from “Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya” (1963).

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

Here is the “phadakta hua” song to start the day which will culminate in the posting of some never before heard songs as the day progresses.


Song-Bahaaron ki kahaani sunaati hai jawaani (Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya)(1963) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Shakeel Badayuni, MD-Ravi

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

bahaaron ki kahaani sunaati hai jawaani
tu nazrein milaake deewaane zaraa sunn
bahaaron ki kahaani
sunaati hai jawaani
tu nazrein milaake
deewaane zaraa sunn
sunn toh

ye chaar din ki zindagi
kyun iss mein ho gham ki bekhudi
ye chaar din ki zindagi
kyun iss mein ho gham ki bekhudi
kisi aankh se le le shokhiyaan
kisi zulf se le le mastiyaan
kisi zulf se le le mastiyaan
haaye
bahaaron ki kahaani
sunaati hai jawaani
tu nazrein milaake ae
deewaane zaraa sunn
bahaaron ki kahaani
sunaati hai jawaani
tu nazrein milaake
deewaane zaraa sunn
sunn deewaane

na dekh apni uljhanein
ruk jaaye na dil ki dhadkanein
na dekh apni uljhanein
ruk jaaye na dil ki dhadkanein
koi mast nazaaraa dhoondh le
koi dil ka sahaaraa dhoondh le
koi dil ka sahaaraa dhoondh le
haayye
bahaaron ki kahaani
sunaati hai jawaani
tu nazrein milaake
deewaane zaraa sunn
bahaaron ki kahaani
sunaati hai jawaani
tu nazrein milaake
deewaane zaraa sunn
sunn deewaane

qurbaan tujhpe meri jaan
rangeen banaa lein daastaan
qurbaan tujhpe meri jaan
rangeen banaa lein daastaan
ho jaa tu kissi ki chaah mein
kuchch phool bichhaa le raah mein
kuchch phool bichhaa le raah mein
hoyye
bahaaron ki kahaani
sunaati hai jawaani
tu nazrein milaake
deewaane zaraa sunn
bahhaaron ki kahaani
aa hhhaa haa aaaa
haaaa haaaa
tu nazrein milaake
deewaane zaraa sunn
sunn deewaane


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