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

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The Many Colors of Love #19 – The Quarrels of Love
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And so wrote the scribe
badi cheez hai pyaar mohabbat
aisi taisi jhagde ki
ho jaaye sarkaar mohabbat
aisi taisi jhagde ki

And why not? Having ‘chaat pakodi’ and ‘bhel puri’ occasionally is a good break from the routine meals at home, day in and day out. And so it is with the ‘jhagda’. Isn’t that a matter of common everyday experience? A lot of love, spiced with the pepper of arguments and squabbles; add to the value of high spirits and breaks the monotony of goody goody goodness. Adds to the tang in life.

Always waiting to happen, the quarrels and arguments are a natural part of any two people interactions. For who, in this world has found someone, who is 100% agreeable, and thinks exactly on the same lines as the self. No one I know, has found such a friend or companion. And if someone says he or she has, I would say, just hold on to that companion for everything in life, for you have found God.

But an important aspect of this disagreement, this altercation is that it will happen only with someone you care about. The interaction itself expresses in many different ways. And the disagreement is one of the ways that acknowledges the interaction. And more so, more strongly, because you choose to and you dare to differ, with the belief that the underlying foundations are so strong that you can afford to. Of course, as long as the ego is outside the picture, the debate for a healthy cause is the need for a healthy disagreement. Sometimes it simply is a favor, for it leads to better understanding, and even a heightened longing to continue loving each other.

The ‘naraaz hona’ and ‘roothna manaana’, that gets so much significance on screen, is actually a part of life, albeit may not be so zealously overstated. And in real life, it takes much more tact and intelligent handling – it is veritably a learning school for human interactions. All of us recall the recent incident wherein Atul ji had shared about following instructions of his better, on the 10K day, while a load of us were glued to our computer screens, waiting for the 10K song to appear. ;)

The ‘jhagda’ in Hindi films has both the comic as well as the serious flavors. The fun, the miscommunications, the misunderstandings, the confusions, sometimes accompanied with real good music and song, is a staple ingredient of the sub plots of love on screen. Sometimes it is part of a teasing game, sometimes it is a domestic situation, sometimes it is a lover’s tiff – but most importantly, there has to be a song to facilitate the proceedings (as always :) ).

The Hindi film song has a fair share of such song too. The song mentioned in the beginning of this post is from ‘Chacha Chaudhry’ (1959). Other interesting specimens are – a very domesticated jhagda song from the 1953 film ‘Dhun’ – “Hum Pyaar Karenge, Hum Pyaar Karenge, Hum Lad Ke Jhagad Ke Bhi Pyaar Karenge” ; then a request from the lady that says “O Ladke Makkhan Se, Jhagad Mat Appan Se, Hans Kar Kar Le Pyaar, Tera Kya Bigdega” from the 1971 film ‘Ganga Tera Paani Amrit’; and again, a lady trying to make up with her ‘naraaz’ beau, saying “Ye Lo Main Haari Piya, Hui Teri Jeet Re, Kaahe Ka Jhagada Baalam Nayi Nayi Preet Re” from the 1954 film ‘Aar Paar’; then there is this plea for an understanding by the gentleman “Ye Pyaar Ka Jhagda Hai To Pyaar Se Taye Keejiye” from the 1971 film ‘Aag Aur Daag’; another interesting comic piece from the 1961 film ‘Aplam Chaplam’ – “Dil Ka Natak Khel Chuke To Tu Tu Main Main Karna Kya, Jab Pyar Kiya To Ladna Kya”, (seems to be a parody of the famous song from ‘Mughal e Azam’). A very interesting mukhdaa from a song of 1935; the film is ‘Kaarvaan e Husn’ and the line is “Aap Kya Jaanein Muhabbat Kee Ladaai Ke Maze”; should be interesting to get hold of this song.

The song that I present today is from the 1959 film ‘Lady Robinhood’. As I mentioned in one of my earlier posts, I got hold of the songs of this film, while searching for the songs of an earlier film (from 1946) with the same name. In the set of songs I got, I found this gem of a song that I was hearing for the first time. And I have heard it again and again many times since. The singing voices are of Mahendra Kapoor and Geeta Dutt. I have a strong feeling that in the on screen performance of this song, the lady’s voice is picturized on Tuntun, simply going by the words in the lyrics, and even by the manner in which Geeta ji has sung the lines, sounding so close to Tuntun, the comedienne on screen. The lyrics are by Bekal Amritsari and the music composition is by Sardul Kwatra.

The film is produced under the banner of Rekha Chitr and is directed by BJ Patel. The cast of actors includes Mehru, Nilofer, Rajan Kapoor, Samar Rai, Miraajkar, Tuntun, Shakila Bano Bhopali, Nazir Kashmiri, Moolchand, Abdul Sattar, Balbir, Ram Raseela, Shri Bhagwan, Nandini, Shiela and many more.

The song starts with a resolve for an all-or-nothing fight to the end, as the gentleman is bent to convince the lady of his intentions. There follows a very rapid fire and a very interesting exchange, that is hilarious and includes threats of physical violence by the lady. The lyrics are quiet an interesting mix of Hindi, some Punjabi that includes a couple of very typical north Indian phrases, with a sprinkling of English words thrown in. About the typical phrases from north India, I explain them here.

One of them is ‘tibri tight’. Before the plastic bottles came, the cold drinks were packaged in glass bottles, with a vacuum sealed metal cap that required a special opener. In Punjabi, this cap is called ‘tibri’. It is a lot of mechanical energy that is used to seal the ‘tibri’’ with lot of fizz and pressure to be contained inside. And the threat of ‘tightening the tibri’ for someone is to warn that person to stay within limits, or good care will be taken of him. Almost akin to threats of physical violence.

The second phrase is ‘do kaanon mein sar’. Literally it simply means ‘the head is between two ears’. Now isn’t that the most normal expectation for anybody, that the head is always in between two ears? Well the usage of this phrase is to warn another person who seems to flying too high, taking too much liberties with words and actions – implying that the person’s head is not in its right place, or that the head is too big meaning the person is very arrogant and conceited. So the warning is that the person will be dealt in a manner such that his high flying or oversized head is placed to fit well in between his ears.

And so the song proceeds with threats being exchanged. But of course, the limitation is that this fight will not last more than three minutes and some seconds (playing length of a 78 rpm record ;) ). So by the time the third antaraa comes to a close, all is well, the anger is gone and the two are making avid promises not to fight again. Ah, blessed be the Hindi film song – a fight cannot last more than three minutes. :D :D

Listen to this very ‘fresh sound’ from more than half a century ago. And what’s more, listen to the rare sound of Mahendra Kapoor yodeling at the end of the song. Listen and enjoy.


Song-Na maanogi fight karenga (Lady Robinhood)(1959) Singer-Mahendra Kapoor, Geeta Dutt, Lyrics-Bekal Amritsari, MD-Sardul Kwatra
Both

Lyrics

na maanogi fight karenga
jhagdaa day and night karenga
jo bhi karenga
ho madam jo bhi karenga
right karenga
hum bhi tum se fight karenga
teri tibrrri tight karenga
maar maar ke
ho mister maar maar ke
right karenga

haaye
na maanogi fight karenga
jhagdaa day and night karenga

tera mera jod hi kyaa hai
tu bhajiya mein pedaa
tera mera jod hi kyaa hai
tu bhajiya mein pedaa
do kaanon mein sar kar doongi
agar mujhe phir chhedaa
do kaanon mein sar kar doongi
agar mujhe phir chhedaa

arre hum se jo hans kar baat karenga
service din aur raat karenga
jo bhi karenga
ho madam jo bhi karenga
right karenga
hum bhi tum se fight karenga
teri tibrrri tight karenga. . .

father se manzoori le le
main hoon abhi kanwaara
arre father se manzoori le le
main hoon abhi kanwaara
naukar chaakar motor banglaa
jo bhi hai so tumhaara
naukar chaakar motor banglaa
jo bhi hai so tumhaara
arre hum ko agar tum bore karenga
tang aa ke hum shor karenga
maar maar ke
ho mister maar maar ke
right karenga

haaye
na maanogi fight karenga
jhagdaa day and night karenga

mujh sa koi na milegaa tujhko
hathni jaisi jaadi
arre mujh sa koi na milegaa tujhko
hathni jaisi jaadi
moti kabhi na hoti khoti
tu kya jaane anaadi
moti kabhi na hoti khoti
tu kya jaane anaadi

achaa
lo phir tum par dil se marenga
champi karenga paani bharenga
jo bhi karenga
ho madam jo bhi karenga
right karenga
ab na tum se fight karenga
aur na tibri tight karenga

jo bhi karenga
karenga
jo bhi karenga
right karenga

doo de leyeeee
(ahaa ha ha)
ao de leyeeee
(o ho ho)
ao de leyeeee
(aa haa)
leyeee
(aaaaa)
leyeee
(aaaaa)
doo de leyeeee
(ahaa ha)
ao de leyeeee
(o ho)
ao de leyeeee
(aa haa)
leyeee
(aaaaa)
leyeee
(aaaaa)

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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ना मानोगी फाइट करेंगा
झगड़ा डे एंड नाइट करेंगा
जो भी करेंगा
हो मैडम जो भी करेंगा
राइट करेंगा
हम भी तुम से फाइट करेंगा
तेरी टिबरी टाइट करेंगा
मार मार के
हो मिस्टर मार मार के
राइट करेंगा

हाए
ना मानोगी फाइट करेंगा
झगड़ा डे एंड नाइट करेंगा

तेरा मेरा जोड़ ही क्या है
तू भजिया मैं पेड़ा
तेरा मेरा जोड़ ही क्या है
तू भजिया मैं पेड़ा
दो कानों में सर कर दूँगी
अगर मुझे फिर छेड़ा
दो कानों में सर कर दूँगी
अगर मुझे फिर छेड़ा

अररे हम से जो हंस कर बात करेंगा
सर्विस दिन और रात करेंगा
जो भी करेंगा
हो मैडम जो भी करेंगा
राइट करेंगा
हम भी तुम से फाइट करेंगा
तेरी टिबरी टाइट करेंगा ॰ ॰ ॰

फादर से मंज़ूरी ले ले
मैं हूँ अभी कंवारा
अरे फादर से मंज़ूरी ले ले
मैं हूँ अभी कंवारा
नौकर चाकर बंगला मोटर
जो भी है सो तुम्हारा
नौकर चाकर बंगला मोटर
जो भी है सो तुम्हारा
अरे हमको अगर तुम बोर करेंगा
तंग आके हम शोर करेंगा
मार मार के
हो मिस्टर मार मार के
राइट करेंगा

हाए
ना मानोगी फाइट करेंगा
झगड़ा डे एंड नाइट करेंगा

मुझसा कोई ना मिलेगा तुझको
हथनी जैसी जाड़ी
मुझसा कोई ना मिलेगा तुझको
हथनी जैसी जाड़ी
मोटी कभी ना होती खोटी
तू क्या जाने अनाड़ी
मोटी कभी ना होती खोटी
तू क्या जाने अनाड़ी

अच्छा
लो फिर तुम पर दिल से मरेंगा
चंपी करेंगा पानी भरेंगा
जो भी करेंगा
हो मैडम जो भी करेंगा
राइट करेंगा
अब ना तुमसे फाइट करेंगा
और ना टिबरी टाइट करेंगा

जो भी करेंगा
करेंगा
जो भी करेंगा
राइट करेंगा

डूऊ ड॰॰ए लेयी ई ई
(आहा हा हा)
यू ड॰॰ए लेयी ई ई
(ओ हो हो)
यू ड॰॰ए लेयी ई ई
(आ हा)
लेयी ई ई
(आ आ)
लेयी ई ई
(आ आ)
डूऊ ड॰॰ए लेयी ई ई
(आहा हा)
यू ड॰॰ए लेयी ई ई
(ओ हो)
यू ड॰॰ए लेयी ई ई
(आहा हा)
लेयी ई ई
(आ आ)
लेयी ई ई
(आ आ)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

These are evergreen songs that will hopefully never be forgotten.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Lyrics

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Listen and enjoy.


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

Lyrics

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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Today (22 july 2014) is the birth anniversary of Edwina Violette, affectionately called Edu by her aquiantances. She was born in a Military Hospital and the Matron of the hospital gave her the Name Edwina after Lady Mountbatton.

She had made her debut in Hindi movies in 1958. She was there in Light House (1958), a movie produced and directed by G P Sippy and starring Ashok Kumar, Nutan, Johnny Walker, Nigar Sultana, Master Pakkoo, Naazi, Rajen Kapoor etc. She remembers that she had appeared in a scene in this movie which was picturised outdoors on the Juhu beach.

She worked in Hindi movies for one decade and then emigrated to England in late 1960s just when she had begun to attract attention with songs viz. O haseena zulfon waali jaane jahaan(Teesri Manzil), where she was the “zulfon waali haseena”.

She is leading a contented retired life ever since. She is active in facebook and she is facebook friend with many regulars of this blog. A few regulars have also met her, for example, Memsaab, Harvey etc.

On the occasion of Edwina’s birth anniversary, here is a lovely and lively fun duet from “Light House” (1958). The song is sung by Rafi and Geeta Dutt. Sahir Ludhianvi is the lyricist. Music is composed by N Datta.

Only the audio of this song is available. Rafi excel sheet mentions that the song was picturised on Johny Walker. But who lip synced in Geeta Dutt’s voice is net mentioned. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this song.

This is the seventh and final song from “Light House” (1958) to appear in the blog. So, “Light House” (1958) now joins the list of movies that have all their songs covered in the blog.


Song-Aa aa aa chhori aa(Light House)(1958) Singers-Rafi, Geeta Dutt, Lyrics-Sahir Ludhianvi, MD-N Datta

Lyrics

aa aa aa chhori
aa aa aa chhori
aa aa aa chhori aae
ja ja ja chhora
ja ja ja chhora
ja ja ja chhora ja

hey
aa aa aa chhori
aa aa aa chhori
aa aa aa chhori aa
ja ja ja chhora
ja ja ja chhora
ja ja ja chhora ja

ruk chhori ruk
sar pe na jhhuk
achche nahin ye bahaane

haan
ruk chhori ruk
sar pe na jhhuk
achche nahin ye bahaane

arre tak zara tak
jaldi se bak
kehta hai kya o deewaane

haaye
aa aa aa chhori
aa aa aa chhori
aa aa aa chhori aa
arre ja ja ja chhora
ja ja ja chhora
ja ja ja chhora ja

hosh karo tum
hosh huye gum
dekha jo mukhda tumhaara
hosh karo tum
hosh huye gum
dekha jo mukhda tumhaara
aashiqon ki sun
chhod meri dhun
waise hi kar le guzaara

haan
aa aa aa chhori
aa aa aa chhori
aa aa aa chhori aa
arre ja ja ja chhora
ja ja ja chhora
ja ja ja chhora ja

maine kaha aa
maine kaha jaa
milkar bana aajaa
maine kaha aa
maine kaha jaa
milkar bana aajaa
maine kahaa haan
maine kahaa naa
maine suna aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa chhori
aa aa aa chhori
aa aa aa chhori aa
ja ja ja chhora
ja ja ja chhora
ja ja ja chhora ja

aa aa aa chhori
aa aa aa chhori
aa aa aa chhori aa
arre ja ja ja chhora
ja ja ja chhora
ja ja ja chhora ja


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

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

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

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

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