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

Atul often says that inspite of the blog having already clocked five-digit number of songs, there are still plenty of very good songs out there that have still not found their way to the blog.

In my opinion, that is not a bad thing, because it keeps our journey of discovery interesting and exciting. Compiling songs on this blog is as much about the journey as about the destination – and we take as much pleasure in the journey as in getting closer to our destination. We have milestones, minor and major, that keep beckoning to us to approach them – and as we pass each milestone, we not only celebrate it but also set our sights on the next one.

In a sense, this is no different from a long train journey. Each kilometer has to be covered, there are no shortcuts – but each scheduled stop is a minor milestone, each major junction is a major milestone – and when we pass one, we look forward to the next. Atul, more than anybody else, would totally identify with this analogy, I am sure. :-)

Coming to myself, as somebody who thoroughly enjoys a journey of discovery, I spend a lot of my time on youtube, just clicking on links of songs that I feel I have never heard before. Admittedly, they are mostly songs that are at least 40 years old but it is always done with a hope that underlying the link is an undiscovered gem. In a sense, this is pearl-diving on youtube. :-)

I was on one such mission a couple of days ago when I came across a Kishore da song that I had never heard before. Now there are many of his songs that I have never heard before, but this one stunned me. Not only because it is from the early 70s (an era that I felt I knew fairly well) but it is such a fabulously rendered song that I am surprised it is not rated higher among his gems. That I had never heard it before was very humbling, to say the least.

It also further underlined to me the voice that was Kishore Kumar in that period. This was 1972 – I was a young boy then and Kishore absolutely ruled the airwaves in those days. In every radio programme, on songs played on streets, you would hear his voice. Maybe, in an era spoilt for Kishore Kumar riches, this song just didn’t get noticed enough.

Then, as I always do, I immediately checked the blog to see if this song was already posted. The song is from the film Tanhaai (1972) – and I found not a single song of this film has been posted yet. I then decided that this had to be corrected immediately. Bahut na-insaafi hai! :-)

In general, I prefer to have seen a film whose songs I am posting. It tends to give some context to the song and the post.

So I looked for the film on youtube, found it and watched it last night.

Tanhaai (1972) is directed by Jagdish Nirula and produced by S.I. Shivdasani. It stars Anil Dhawan, Rehana Sultan, Shatrughan Sinha, Laxmi Chhaya, Junior Mehmood, Jagdev, Iftikhar, Poornima, Lalita Kumari among others.

I must say I quite liked the film, especially considering I had zero expectations at the start. :-) It is a film, typical of that period – the floral prints of Anil Dhawan’s and Shatrughan Sinha’s shirts are evidence of this. :-) And while there is nothing spectacular about the story, what I really liked about it is that it is a pleasant film, and therefore watchable. I watched it all the way, without getting bored.

The film also made me wonder why Rehana Sultan didn’t do better in the industry – I have only seen a few movies of hers, and she has been impressive in them all.

Anil Dhawan of course had more success – he was part of the a whole bunch of turn-of-the-decade newcomers (late 60s/early 70s) like Navin Nischol, Ajay Sahni, Vijay Arora, Rakesh Roshan, Vinod Mehra, Amitabh Bachchan and many others. That was a period of Rajesh Khanna dominance but this bunch managed a few successes between themselves. One of them went on to somewhat greater heights. :-)

While watching the film, I noticed that the other songs are not too bad either. But this particular one by Kishore, this one which made me watch the film in the first place, is my favourite.

I will not narrate the whole story here – some of you might want to watch it. Also, a warning. I get a bit nostalgic when I see a film of my childhood era, especially when I see signs like a SELVEL board on the side of the road. :-) So if you watch the film and don’t like it, don’t blame your wasted time on me. :-)

In any case, whether you enjoy the film or not, I am fairly confident you will enjoy this song. It was “love at first hear” for me. The song and picturisation do seem to be influenced by the success of “roop tera mastana” of Aradhana but it is surprising that the song didn’t get known a fraction as well. Or maybe I just missed hearing it before. Glad I found it at least now.

Lyrics are by Amanullah Khan Aman, music is by Usha Khanna.


Song-Saawan mein kahin aag na lag jaaye chaman ko (Tanhaai)(1972) Singer-Kishore Kumar, Lyrics-Amanullah Khan Aman, MD-Usha Khanna

Lyrics

Bheege huye aanchal mein
sameto na badan ko
Saawan mein kahin
aag na lag jaaye chaman ko
Saawan mein kahin
aag na lag jaaye chaman ko

Uljhi hui saansen hain
dhadakta hua seena
Hey
Uljhi hui saansen hain
dhadakta hua seena
Honthon pe dabee baat hai
maathe pe paseena
Hey hey
Khilti hai kali dekh ke
naazuk se behen(?) ko
Saawan mein kahin
aag na lag jaaye chaman ko
Saawan mein kahin
aag na lag jaaye chaman ko

Ye madbhari tanhaai
ye tanhaai ka jaadoo
Hey
Ye madbhari tanhaai
ye tanhaai ka jaadoo
Aise mein bhala kaise ho
jazbaat pe kaaboo
Hey hey
Rangeen banaa lo
isi pal bhar ke milan ko
Saawan mein kahin
aag na lag jaaye chaman ko
Saawan mein kahin
aag na lag jaaye chaman ko


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“Angaarey” (1954) was an Akashdeep Productions movie. It was directed by K B Lal. The movie had Nasir Khan, Nargis, Vanmala, Pran, Paro, Ratan Kumar, K. N. Singh, Jagirdar, Nanda, Jeevan, Sunalini Devi, Jawahar Kaul etc in it.
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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.

“Sagaai” (1966) was produced and directed by S D Narang. The movie had Biswajeet, Rajshree, Rehman, Jayant, Rajendra Nath, Helen, Prem Chopra, Johnny Walker, Iftikhar, Durga Khote, Raj Mehra, Asit Sen, Tun Tun etc in it.
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“Ye Raaste Hain Pyaar Ke” (1963) was based on a real life public scandal of 1950s, where a naval officer’s European born wife had an affair with her husband’s close friend.
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“Dastak” (1970) was a movie on a theme that called for mature audience, But Indian audience, media as well as the censors were not mature at that time. Such movies were regarded as obscene and were given A certificates. Instead of attracting mature audience to the movie halls, such movies attracted immature audiences hoping to find some titillating scenes in the movies.
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This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

“Caarvaan” (1971) is one of the first films that I remember having seen on the big screen. And I was then too young to understand the sentiments of sensuality. In later years, when I would revisit this film, on TV and in reruns, I would be more mature to appreciate the emotions and passions ensconced in this song. This film was the probably the first film in which Aruna Irani attracted attention as an accomplished character actor with a wholesome meaty role as a gypsy girl, so much in love with a truck driver.
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While looking for Jaidev compositions to be posted today (6th january) on his death anniversary, I came across gems after gems that I heard in my formative days without having any inkling that they were composed by Jaidev. These are songs that tempted me to hold on to them for some other special occasions. But if I hold on to all his compositions for some future occasion then I will have to stop discussing Jaidev compositions, such is the quality of all the songs that I am coming across.
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On the occasion of Rafi’s birthday, I have discussed a variety of songs of many genre whose lyrics were contributed by different contributors. So, going by that trend, here is another Rafi gem from yet another forgotten movie.
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“Jahaan Pyaar Miley” (1969) is a movie that I knew from my younger days only because of its title song(Chale jaa chale jaa chale jaa jahan pyaa miley ) which was sung by Suman Kalyanpur. Apart from that song, I had little idea about the movie.
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Shammi Kapoor discovered his calling as the actor we all know and admire in 1957 with “Tumsa Nahin Dekha”. It was followed by “Dil Deke Dekho” (1959) and the phenomenon of Shammi Kapoor was well on its way.
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