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This article is written by Sudhir, 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.

Sahir, from Ludhiana – the poet rebel or the rebel poet. With childhood spent in dearth and need, in the narrow lanes of the poorest sections of the city, he grew up with a strong disdain for the establishment and the rich and powerful of the society. When the poet within him awakened and stretched, one of the first poems (nazm) that expressed his bottled emotions – starts the line “Kasam Un Tang Galiyon Ki Jahaan Mazdoor Rehte Hain” (swearing upon the narrow lanes which are home to the poor laborers.

Remembering Sahir Sb on the anniversary of his passing away (25th October).

Sahir’s real name was Abdul Hayi. Actually born into a rich family of landowners, his mother left his father’s home, taking him along, when he was just six months old. His father was the stereotype rich playboy, who had fourteen wives in his lifetime. After studying at Khalsa High School and Government College in Ludhiana for his matriculate, he came to Lahore in 1943 to do his bachelor’s at the Dyal Singh College. Another objective of coming to Lahore was to get his first book of poetry – ‘Talkhiyaan’ – printed and published. It took almost two years before the publication saw the light of the day. For economic reasons, he had to drop his college studies in between, and started working as editor for Urdu publications – ‘Adab e Lateef’ and ‘Shaahakaar’.

In 1947, when the partition happened, he continued to stay in Lahore. At that time he was the editor of the Urdu publication ‘Savera’. His editorials were not seen kindly by the new government in Pakistan. In 1948, for a specific editorial that criticized the govt. for issues relating to social resurgence and nation re-building, warrants were issued in his name. He bid good bye to Lahore and moved to Delhi. His fame as a poet was on the rise. His stay in Delhi did not last long. Accompanied by his friend and fellow verse-maker Majaaz Lucknowi, he made his way to Bombay and the Hindi film industry.

His first film as a lyricist is ‘Azaadi Ki Raah Par’ which was a 1948 production. In this film he wrote four of the six songs. After this, he had to wait for three more years before songs written by him appeared in more films. 1951 saw the release of films ‘Naujawaan’ and ‘Baazi’, for both of which he wrote all the songs. Also released in 1951 was film ‘Sazaa’, in which he contributed just one song – a song that turned out to be a memorable gem selection – “Tum Naa Jaane Kis Jahaan Mein Kho Gaye” . It is very interesting to note that in his three films in 1951, the music direction was by SD Burman.

Another legendary artist that we remember with reverence today is Manna Dey. Yesterday (24th October) was Manna Da’s first anniversary of passing away. A year ago, Manna Da breathed his last, after an illustrious career in films that spanned well over six decades.

The name of SD Burman is also interestingly linked with Manna Da. It was under the baton of Sachin Da that he sang the now iconic “Upar Gagan Vishal” for the film ‘Mashaal’ (1950). He had already been active in the industry as a singer for more than seven years, and it was this song that brought him popularity and singing stardom, and established him as one of the top rung singers in the industry.

This song from the 1970 film ‘Samaaj Ko Badal Daalo’ brings together Sahir Sb and Manna Da, under the music direction of Ravi. The film is from the house of Gemini, Madras and is directed by V Madhusudan Rao. The main cast of actors includes Ajay Sahni, Sharda, Prem Chopra, Aruna Irani, Pran, Mehmood, Kanchana, Shammi, Naqi Jahan, Kanhaiya Lal, David, Praveen Pal, Jaishri Talpade, Baby Brahmaji, Baby Dolly, Manmohan Krishan, Dhumal, Sundar, and Mukri etc. On screen this song is picturized on Sharda and Ajay Sahni.

A song from the genre that is very familiar both to the poet and the singer. I present it with fond remembrance of these two stalwart artists who have left us a treasure of musical memories that are eternal.

Listen and ruminate.


Song-Ab akele hi chalna padega (Samaaj Ko Badal Daalo)(1970) Singer-Manna Dey, Lyrics-Sahir Ludhianvi, MD-Ravi

Lyrics

bin paani ki machhli jaise
bin patvaar ki naav
kya jaane ab duniya tujhse
karegi kya bartaav

ab akele hi chalna padega
ab akele hi chalna padega
zindgani ke lambe safar mein
ab akele hi chalna padega
paanv zakhmon se kaise bachenge
laakh kaante hain is guzar mein
ab akele hi chalna padega

tujhko godi mein jisne khilaaya
aaj sar se utha uska saaya
tujhko godi mein jisne khilaaya
aaj sar se utha uska saaya
aaj tu jis qadar hai akeli
utni tanhaa na thi umra bhar mein
utni tanhaa na thi umra bhar mein
ab akele hi chalna padega
zindgani ke lambe safar mein
ab akele hi chalna padega

[dialogue – Ajay Sahni]

ye bhayaanak andheron ki duniya
kaatilon aur luteron ki duniya
ye bhayaanak andheron ki duniya
kaatilon aur luteron ki duniya
kaun hai jo tera haath thaame
sangdil zaalimon ke nagar mein
sangdil zaalimon ke nagar mein
ab akele hi chalna padega
ab akele hi chalna padega
zindgani ke lambe safar mein
ab akele hi chalna padega
ab akele hi chalna padega
ab akele hi chalna padega

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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बिन पानी की मछली जैसे
बिन पतवार की नाव
क्या जाने अब दुनिया तुझसे
करेगी क्या बर्ताव

अब अकेले ही चलना पड़ेगा
अब अकेले ही चलना पड़ेगा
ज़िंदगानी के लंबे सफर में
अब अकेले ही चलना पड़ेगा
पाँव ज़ख़्मों से कैसे बचेंगे
लाख कांटेन हैं इस रहगुज़र में
अब अकेले ही चलना पड़ेगा

तुझको गोदी में जिसने खिलाया
आज सर से उठा उसका साया
तुझको गोदी में जिसने खिलाया
आज सर से उठा उसका साया
आज तू जिस क़दर है अकेली
उतनी तन्हा ना थी उम्र भर में
उतनी तन्हा ना थी उम्र भर में
अब अकेले ही चलना पड़ेगा
ज़िंदगानी के लंबे सफर में
अब अकेले ही चलना पड़ेगा

[संवाद – अजय साहनी]

ये भयानक अँधेरों की दुनिया
कातिलों और लुटेरों की दुनिया
ये भयानक अँधेरों की दुनिया
कातिलों और लुटेरों की दुनिया
कौन है जो तेरा हाथ थामे
संगदिल ज़ालिमों के नगर में
संगदिल ज़ालिमों के नगर में
अब अकेले ही चलना पड़ेगा
अब अकेले ही चलना पड़ेगा
ज़िंदगानी के लंबे सफर में
अब अकेले ही चलना पड़ेगा
अब अकेले ही चलना पड़ेगा
अब अकेले ही चलना पड़ेगा

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“Sagaai” (1966) was produced and directed by s D Narang. The movie had Rajshree, Biswajeet, Rehman, Prem Chopra, Praveen Chaudhary, Raj Mehra, Durga Khote, Asit Sen, Helen, Madhumati, Laila Latif, Ifthikhar, Johny Whisky, Manohar Deepak, Amar, Master Raja, Anil, Rajendranath, Jayant, Tuntun, Kanu Roy, Nazeer Kashmiri, Uma Khosla, Ramlal, Satnam, Iqbal Singh etc in it.
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“Jawaani Ki Hawa” (1959) was produced by P N Arora and directed by M Sadiq for All India Pictures, Bombay. The movie had Vyjyanti Mala, Pradeep Kumar, Purnima, Raj Mehra, Shammi, Anwar, Badri Prasad, Helen, Amar, Anil Kumar, S Bannerji, Kesho, Parshuram, Johny Walker, Tiger (Dog) etc. in it.
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“Bahu Beti” (1965) was directed by T Prakash Rao for Shatrujit Films. The movie had Ashok Kumar, Mala Sinha, Joy Mukherjee, Ashish Kumar, Mumtaz, Achla Sachdev, Mukri, Dhumal, Mehmood etc in it.
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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.

Today is the 15th of August 2014.

Indians all over the world will be celebrating this day as their Independence Day.

And yes, it is an occasion to celebrate. For, 67 years ago, India, after a long freedom struggle, achieved independence from colonial rule. Indians are now, politically, masters of their own fate – they are not subjects of any other sovereign power.
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“Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya” (1963) was produced and directed by B S Ranga for Vikram Productions. The movie had Shammi Kapoor, B.Saroja Devi, Pran,Om Prakash, Prithiviraj Kapoor, Agha, Rukmani Devi, Helen, Hussain, Shubh Khote, Nazir, Pushpavalli(Heroine Rekha`s Mother) etc in it.
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Today (3 august 2014) is the 98th birth anniversary of Shakeel Badayuni (3 august 1916- 20 april 1970). Bulk of Shakeel Badayuni’s movies (around 89 movies) were with Naushad and their team have given us immortal songs for two decades from late 1940s to late 1960s.
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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.

Amongst various phases that we go through in life, childhood, though the earliest of our conscious phases, usually manages to imprint some memories in our brain that seem to be indelible right through our life. We might forget what we had for lunch earlier today but we remember a seemingly inconsequential event that occurred when we were ten!
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Today, the 29th of July, is the death anniversary of Johnny Walker.

Since he is one of my favourite actors of yesteryear Hindi cinema, I am happy to pay tribute to him on this occasion.
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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 unavoidable 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. :)
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