Atul’s Song A Day- A choice collection of Hindi Film & Non-Film Songs


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It is believed that one needs to train hard and later work hard to become anything in life. But in India, people try to avoid hard work and want to succeed overnight. People trying to use “approach” to please higher ups-be they top officials or gods, instead of working to qualify for the job, is common.

In real life, one has to slog hard even to get even a small job. There is mind boggling competition for jobs of even a peon or a clerk.

On the other hand, there are people who dream of somehow getting the top job without first qualifying for the entry level job.

There is one site on internet called “quora” where people ask questions. There one can commonly find peoople seriously asking a question like- “How can someone achieve higher posts than GM in the beginning of career ?”

Hindi movies play their own part in making people believe that one can top in any field without needing to work for it. No matter what is the field of activity of a character in Hindi movies, all he has to do is sing songs and he will have his way. While in foreign movies, the hero would be shown practicing martial arts for several years before being able to take on the baddies, Indian hero, without any practice would be able to singlehandedly bash up dozens of baddies. He may have never held a gun in his life, but he would shoot perfect shots with a gun right from the beginning. He may have never trained to be a sprinter, but he would outrun a moving train. Too bad that real life does not happen like this.

None of Indian sprinters are good enough to win medals even at Asian level, forget world level, and our shooters need to train for years and even they cannot shoot the way our untrained heroes shoot in movies.

Still there are lots of people in India who want to achieve great things by just chaddaaoing “sawa rupye ka prasad” to the Almighty.

One old time fantassy of people, especially during past years was to belive that all they needed to become a hero was to just land up in Bombay. The big banner producers were eagerly looking forward to his arrival. The fact that like in any field, one needs to work his way up and gain experience is something these people refuse to consider.

Here is a light hearted song from “Reshmi Roomaal”(1961) that goes- main ghar se bhaag aaya hoon mujhe hero bana leeje”. This song is a stage performance song. It is performed on Maruti. Manna Dey is the singer. The light hearted lyrics are penned by Raja Mehdi Ali Khan. Music is composed by Baabul.

With this song, the eighth of the movie, “Reshmi Roomaal”(1961) joins the list of movies that have all their songs covered in the blog.

Video (Partial)

Audio

Song-Main ghar se bhaag aaya hoon (Reshmi Roomaal)(1961) Singer-Manna Dey, Lyrics-Raja Mehdi Ali Khan, MD-Babul

Lyrics

pom pom pom pom pom pom

ghar se bhaag aaya hoon

main ghar se bhaag aaya hoon
mujhe hero bana leeje ae
mujhe hero bana leeje
main jo tankha maangoonga
us mein zero ghata leeje ae
mujhe hero bana leeje
main ghar se bhaag aaya hoon
hu hu hu hu hu hu

main thhoda ro bhi sakta hoon
main thhoda gaa bhi sakta hoon
sa re ga ma pa dha ni
ni re sa
sa ga sa
ma ma dha
ta ga dha
sa re ga ma pa dha ni sa
sa ni dha pa ma ga re sa
sa re ga ma pa
arre waah

bahut hi besharam hoon main
magar sharma bhi sakta hoon
pata likha diya hai
dekhiye ji
mujhko bula leeje
arre arre arre
main ghar se bhaag aaya hoon
mujhe hero bana leeje
ho buddy
mujhe hero bana leeje

haan aan aan
aan aan aan aan ae
haseen zulfon ki ik patli si lat
maathhe pe chhodi hai
khudaara dekhiye
patloon bhi neeche se modi hai
khudaara dekhiye
haaye
khudaara dekhiye
patloon bhi neeche se modi hai
agar kuchh aeb baaqi ho
to make-up mein chhupa leejiye
main ghar se bhaag aaya hoon
mujhe hero bana leeje
prabhu ji mujhe hero bana leeje

ho o ho
ho ho ho ho ho
ho ho
kasam allaah ki
main aap ke bachche khilaaunga
kasam bhagwaan ki
main aap ka khaana pakaaunga
kasam hai waah guru di
aah
kasam hai waah guru di
saanu tussi puttar bana leeje
kasam hai
waah guru di
saanu tussi puttar bana leeje
arre arre arre
main ghar se bhaag aaya hoon
mujhe hero bana leeje
aa haa haa
mujhe hero bana leeje

huno
jo ik din ban gaya hero
to ik ik ko saza doonga
wrrah
main dateon ke liye sab hansne waalon ko
rula doonga
mujhe dar per khada kar ke
sata leeje
rula leeje
sata leeje
rula leeje
arre arre arre
main ghar se bhaag aaya hoon
mujhe hero bana leeje
hahaha
mujhe hero bana leeje

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This article is written by Srinivas Ganti, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a new 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 ji’s 10K Song Milestone Celebrations – 2
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mann panchhi albela
taaron ki nagri mein jaaye

If we replace the word ‘taaron’ with the word ‘gaanon’, it would be apt for this blog. Don’t we all freely wander in this cyber world of songs, lyrics and the stories behind them, as we browse the pages on Atul-Song-A-Day.

Coming to the song itself, this is one of the three Lata gems from ‘Mad Bhare Nain’ (1955). The other two are the romantic numbers “Aa Palkon Mein Aa” and the bhajan “Mo Se Saanchi Kaho Banwaari”.

The “playful lilt” in the interludes is very typical of SDB and captures the spirit of the heart wanting to fly like a bird. Observe the flutter from 6 to 10 seconds, at 22 seconds and through out the song.  This the quintessential SDB, and I feel this comes naturally to him given his penchant to wander in the jungles.

Shailendra’s words to describe the state of mind of the protagonist

kaise jaadu, kaisa tonaa
ye to samajh na aaye

can very well be applied to the fans of the blog. The magic captivates you and lingers on.

A ton of congratulations to Atul ji, and all contributors and fans of this blog. This is a stupendous accomplishment.


Song –  Mann Panchhi Albela (Mad Bhare Nain) (1955) Singers – Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Shailendra, MD – SD Burman
(Unknown Female Voice)

Lyrics

aaa aaa aaa aa aaaaa
aaaa aaa aaaaa aaa aaaaaa

mann panchhi albela taaron ki nagri mein jaaye
mat poochho kis ki laaye khabariya
mann panchhi albela
mann panchhi albela taaron ki nagri mein jaaye
mat poochho kis ki laaye khabariya
mann panchhi albela

[kis ki khabariya?]

nai nai pehchaan hai uska naam na jaana maine
main kaise kahoon
mera kaun saanwariya
mann panchhi albela

aaaa aaa aaa aaa
aaaa aaa aaa aaaaa

paanv mere dharti pe meri nazar chaand ko choome
nazar chaand ko choome
paanv mere dharti pe meri nazar chaand ko choome
mera aanchal udey hawaaon mein
mera tan jhoome mann jhoome
kaisi uljhi najariya
mann panchhi albela
mann panchhi albela taaron ki nagri mein jaaye
mat poochho kis ki laaye khabariya
mann panchhi albela

[kaisa jaadu phera us ne
kaise dil ko ghera]

kya jaadu ye kaisa tonaa
ye to samajh na aaye
ye to samajh na aaye
kya jaadu ye kaisa tonaa
ye to samajh na aaye
itna jaanoon us ki dhun pe thumke naache gaaye
ye mitti ki gujariya
mann panchhi albela
mann panchhi albela taaron ki nagri mein jaaye
mat poochho kis ki laaye khabariya
mann panchhi albela
nai nai pehchaan hai uska naam na jaana maine
main kaise kahoon
mera kaun saanwariya
mann panchhi albela

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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आs आs आs आs आsss
आss आs आsss आs आssss

मन पंछी अलबेला तारों की नगरी में जाये
मत पूछो किसकी लाये खबरिया
मन पंछी अलबेला
मन पंछी अलबेला तारों की नगरी में जाये
मत पूछो किसकी लाये खबरिया
मन पंछी अलबेला

[किस की खबरिया?]

नई नई पहचान है उसका नाम ना जाना मैंने
मैं कैसे कहूँ
मेरा कौन साँवरिया
मन पंछी अलबेला

आs आs आs आs
आss आs आs आssss

पाँव मेरे धरती पे मेरी नज़र चाँद को चूमे
नज़र चाँद को चूमे
पाँव मेरे धरती पे मेरी नज़र चाँद को चूमे
मेरा आँचल उड़े हवाओं में
मेरा तन झूमे मन झूमे
कैसी उलझी नजरिया
मन पंछी अलबेला
मन पंछी अलबेला तारों की नगरी में जाये
मत पूछो किसकी लाये खबरिया
मन पंछी अलबेला

[कैसा जादू फेरा उसने
कैसे दिल को घेरा]

क्या जादू ये कैसा टोना
ये तो समझ ना आए
ये तो समझ ना आए
इतना जानूँ उसकी धुन पे ठुमके नाचे गाये
ये मिट्टी की गुजरिया
मन पंछी अलबेला
मन पंछी अलबेला तारों की नगरी में जाये
मत पूछो किसकी लाये खबरिया
मन पंछी अलबेला
नई नई पहचान है उसका नाम ना जाना मैंने
मैं कैसे कहूँ
मेरा कौन साँवरिया
मन पंछी अलबेला


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 ji’s 10K Song Milestone Celebrations – 1
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On this blog, one thing we enjoy is, celebrations.  🙂

We are always looking for an opportunity to celebrate – and every other day, we get a reason to do so. Often it is somebody’s birthday or birth anniversary, or a milestone of a 100th or 1000th song for an artiste, or for the blog. And even if it is a death anniversary, which is not really a cause for celebration, we use the occasion to pay tribute to the concerned artiste. Many of my own posts fall in this category. An occasion gives me an opportunity to reminisce and share my thoughts.

This post is one such post – but with a difference.  A very special difference – and one that gives me tremendous joy. It is not about a particular artiste’s birth or death anniversary, or his/her achievement milestone. This is about an achievement milestone at a meta level.

Simply stated, the founder of this blog – who celebrates everybody else’s achievements – is today  himself the reason for our celebration.

And why not? We’ve just seen the TEN THOUSANDTH post here written by Atul.  Whew!

I’m going to take a few moments here to just pause and reflect on this. 10,000 posts by one person.

A few years ago, we hit the 10000-song landmark on the blog. That was a HUGE achievement  – I remember how excited all of us were.  We were all waiting for it – for hours. At least for the rest of us it was daytime on a Sunday –  Khyati Ben in the US spent the whole night waiting.

Finally, sometime that evening, the song did get posted – but it was every minute worth the wait (and the 100+ e-mails that we had shared that day, during the wait). It was a very rare song, probably never out in the public domain till it got posted here. I’m sure all of us Atulites who were part of that wait, have fond memories of it.

Now the blog has gone one step further. It’s notched up 13000+ songs, and in the process, Atul has just posted his 10,000th post. The mind truly boggles. As someone who’s still in the 170s here, and for whom every post has been an effort, I can vouch for how monumental this achievement is. It might look like just a number – but behind that number is hours and hours of dedication, meticulousness and hard work.

All of this has only been possible due to a couple of things.  Atul’s passion.  And his discipline. Without a passion (or junoon, as it’s called in Urdu), there’s absolutely no way this could have been achieved. Let’s all remember and realize that this is a labour of love for Atul. He never sought to make money out of this, he just wanted to share some songs with other HFM lovers.

Now, that’s fine and seems quite doable for anyone – if he’s doing it for a month, or a few months. Even then, it is quite possible that the person will do it off and on, miss out a few days here or there. After all, it is his blog – why should he put rules on himself?  It’s not like he’s an employee, answerable to his employer. Testimony to this attitude is the thousands of blogs on the net which have been started with a lot of enthusiasm and have, somewhere along the line, just been abandoned. A certain blog by yours truly comes to mind too. *cough*  *cough*

But that’s where Atul’s discipline kicks in. He never got into this mode. The result is there for all to see. From the very first day (19th July 2008) till today, almost 9 years later, Atul has made sure that the scoreboard on this blog has been ticking. Atul has been posting songs every single day. On the very rare occasion when he hasn’t been able to, you can rest assured it has only been due to physical non-availability or some emergency. Never because “chalo yaar, aaj mood nahin hai, kal dekha jaayega”. That’s just not Atul.

We also need to remember that Atul has a full-time job and a family (including pets). He needs to balance other demands on his time, with the time he needs for this blog. Not to mention the fact that he’s often been posted in places without the greatest internet connectivity.  A lesser person would probably have given up long ago.

But it is this combination of passion and discipline that makes Atul surmount all odds and keep going on the blog. For the rest of us, it’s easy to log in every day to see what’s new – and find something new. Some days, when there isn’t – we get a bit restless.

But, behind the scenes, there’s Atul, patiently working on creating that post. Putting together the lyrics, the video, the write-up, getting all the references correct, updating all the statistics. There’s much more involved in producing one post on the blog than many realize.

Especially when we consider that Atul cuts no corners. He never looks for shortcuts; he’s always looking to do the best possible job, even in difficult circumstances. For example, sometimes the audio, especially for very old songs, isn’t clear at all. Atul will keep listening to it to try to get the lyrics right. Finally, it might still not be correct – but it will never be because of lack of effort to get it right. Even the “a a a a a” or “ho ho ho” is tried to be as accurately noted down as possible.

Just contrast this with many out there, who are happy to copy from another site or just lazily note down something for the sake of having lyrics. If this is not dedication, I don’t know what is.

Atul, are you sure you are Indian? 🙂

Considering all this, I can only say “hats off” to Atul! I cannot ever imagine myself being able to sustain this level of dedication and discipline. I might have the passion – but passion, without discipline, will not get you far.

On this occasion, at the risk of this becoming a very long post, please permit me to indulge a bit. I’ll try to keep it brief from here – but I cannot but turn my thoughts back to the early days, when this blog was in its infancy. I’ve often talked about it, so I hope I won’t be boring those who’ve read this before, but today, as Atul gets his own 10,000th post, my mind does go back to those days.

At that time, Atul and I knew each other already for a few years, thanks to our common interest in cricket. We had never met in real life, but in mid-2005, we met for the first time online on a Pakistani cricket website. Most of the discussion was about “current” cricketers (Afridi , Shoiab Akhtar, Tendulkar etc). I don’t remember now whether it was I or Atul who first posted about 1970s cricket on that site – but immediately there was a connect.  🙂 I think it was something about Vishwanath and Kallicharran.

Soon after, I moved on to another site, this one managed by Indians.  One of the first things I noticed was that Atul was already on there – so I knew I’d have somebody to discuss older generation cricket with. This was June 2005 – Ashes time. One of the good things about that site was that we used to discuss much more than just cricket. We could discuss anything under the sun – and usually did. There was great camaraderie and banter – nobody took anything too seriously.

On that site, we had a music section. Atul and I would regularly post songs there, creating threads like “my favourite rail songs” or “my favourite rain songs” or “Songs that pep me up”. Shalini, one of the earliest visitors to this blog, was part of the site and participated too in these threads.

All this happened till July 2008. That was when Atul got this idea to create his own blog on songs. He had already started blogging – he had another blog (I think two!) going. But as this blog picked up, he began focusing on this alone.

From the 19th of July 2008, to today. What a journey! And I am SO privileged to have been part of it, from day one.

Today when I think of it, I can’t resist a smile at how I pressurized Atul to post my choice of songs on the blog. I used to make long lists of “farmaishes” (competing with Lalitha!) – and poor Atul would faithfully post my songs instead of posting songs of his choice. I reckon he must have figured out that, if ever he was going to get his own songs in too, he had to get into multiple-songs-a-day mode, instead of just one song a day.

One thing though. Both Atul and I grew up in the 1970s/early 80s, so our knowledge of films and songs before that period was somewhat limited (I don’t think Atul will mind my saying this). Oh, we knew the popular songs and films but we didn’t know the obscure ones, or too much about the background of artistes. Often, we could not identify faces.

The blog moved to a different level when we began getting really knowledgeable people on board. I don’t need to take names – we all know who they are. Atul would say in the write-up “I can’t recognise x artist, I request a knowledgeable person to identify her” and pat would come the reply “That is …, she also acted in ….”. Or, we would get to read an interesting anecdote or background behind a film. I always enjoyed reading these stories that you’d never find anywhere else.

Another thing that I’d like to mention is how Atul has constantly built new features on the blog. Whether it is statistics or an anniversary page, the blog has improved tremendously over the years. As a result, it has clocked several million hits. This is hugely satisfying.

Today we have an entire community around the blog. We call ourselves Atulites – and though we are spread across the globe, we are very close – that is the power of music, and this blog. Some of us have met in real life – I myself have met Atul only once, for a few hours in October 2010 in Nagpur. I have very fond memories of that visit. None of this would have been possible without this blog, or its creator.

That is why, on this occasion of Atul’s 10000th post, I want to thank him from the bottom of my heart for what he has built for all of us.  This blog isn’t just a collection of songs; it is a legacy for future generations.

Yes,the rest of us are all part of the journey – and we contribute from time to time – but the real driving force is Atul, and Atul alone. So thank you very much, Atul.

Whew! That was long. I got carried away, as usual.

Now for the song. After some thought, I have deliberately picked a song from the 70s. This is a period that both Atul and I are familiar with. The song is from ‘Lalkaar’ (1972), starring Rajendra Kumar, Dharmendra and Mala Sinha. I remember when this film was released; I was on holiday with my family in Bombay. There were streetlights with posters of this film on them. My brother (younger to me) and I were very puzzled – we were wondering who the hero was – Rajendra Kumar or Dharmendra. Those were the days before multi-starrers became very common, so in our minds, there could be only one hero.

We both agreed (not very happily though) that Rajendra Kumar must be the hero, and Dharmendra the villain. We’d just seen ‘Aayee Milan Ki Bela’ (1964) a few months earlier, so we had seen Dharam in a negative role. We’d never seen Rajendra Kumar in a negative role.

For years, I’d been wanting to see ‘Lalkaar’ but only managed to do so a few years ago. It was only then I realized that there’s Kumkum too in the film, opposite Dharmendra, and that it was a multi-starrer, with both Rajendra Kumar and Dharam being good guys. I Am not sure how the film did at the box-office. I think it might have been an average grosser at best, not really a big hit. By the early 70s, Rajendra Kumar was on his way down.

The song itself has two versions – a happy and a sad one. Both are sung by Rafisaab. Another of his early 70s songs, supposedly in his “bleakest” phase. When I listen to this song (especially the sad version), I feel that, while Kishore Kumar might have overshadowed Rafisaab during that period, it was more to do with Kishore’s popularity and change in people’s taste than anything wrong with Rafisaab’s singing.

People had just moved on from the 60s – none of the earlier icons (not even Dilip Kumar, Raj Kapoor Dev Anand or Shammi Kapoor) had the same impact anymore.  Even music had moved on. One has to see Rafisaab’s decline in popularity in the early 70s in this context. At least that’s how I see it. (I know I’m biased 🙂 ).

The sad version, though sounding ominous and suggesting that Rajendra Kumar has been killed, isn’t really so. His plane hasn’t returned – he has been captured by the enemy. The rest of the film is how Dharmendra and his men go about rescuing him and how they collectively destroy the enemy’s camp.  At least this is what I seem to remember from memory.

As I end this long post, I want to congratulate Atul once again for this stupendous achievement. I wish him the very best and look forward to the next 10000 posts from him!
Happy Version

Sad Version

Song  – Aaj Gaa Lo Muskura Lo (Lalkaar) (1972) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics – Indeevar, MD – Kalyan ji Anand ji
Chorus

Lyrics

Happy Version
aaj ga lo. . .

muskuraa lo
aaj ga lo muskuraa lo
mehfilein sajaa lo
ga lo muskuraa lo
mehfilein sajaa lo
kya jaane kal
koi saathi chhoot jaaye
jeevan ki dor
badi kamzor
yaaron
jeevan ki dor
badi kamzor
kisko khabar hai
kahaan toot jaaye
ga lo muskuraa lo
mehfilein sajaa lo
ga lo muskuraa lo
mehfilein sajaa lo

ho teer haseenon ke khaaye na jis ne
seene pe goli wo khaayega kaise
khaayega kaise
hoi zulfon ke saaye mein jo na jeeya ho
topon ke saaye mein gaayega kaise
gaayega kaise
ho o o o o o o o o
o o o o o o
zindagi ka koi humsafar to banaa lo
ga lo muskuraa lo
mehfilein sajaa lo
ga lo muskuraa lo
mehfilein sajaa lo

o jang aur nafrat bhare is jahaan mein
mohabbat ka koi chalan chhod jaao
chalan chhod jaao
yaadon mein koi bahaaye do aansoo
kisi dil mein aisi lagan chhod jaao
lagan chhod jaao
ho o o o o o o o o o
o o o o
hai yaaron mein kitni wafaa aazmaa lo
gaa lo
ga lo muskuraa lo
mehfilein sajaa lo
ga lo muskuraa lo
mehfilein sajaa lo
ga lo muskuraa lo
mehfilein sajaa lo
ga lo muskuraa lo
mehfilein sajaa lo
ga lo muskuraa lo
mehfilein sajaa lo
ga lo muskuraa lo
mehfilein sajaa lo

Sad Version
aaj ga lo
muskuraa lo
aaj ga lo muskuraa lo
mehfilein sajaa lo
ga lo muskuraa lo
mehfilein sajaa lo
kya jaane kal
koi saathi chhoot jaaye
jeevan ki dor
badi kamzor
jeevan ki dor
badi kamzor
kisko khabar hai
kahaan toot jaaye
ga lo muskuraa lo
mehfilein sajaa lo

toota hua taara nadiya ki dhaara
hai kaun aisa jo lauta ke laaye
hum se jo bichhda hai saathi hamaara
hai kaun aisa jo lauta ke laaye
ab ye nazar raaste se hataa lo
ga lo muskuraa lo
mehfilein sajaa lo
ga lo muskuraa lo
mehfilein sajaa lo

shaheedon ka khoon hai
wafaa ki nishaani
isey aansuon se dhote nahin hain
ye maut hai naaz karne ke kaabil
veeron ke marne pe rote nahin hain
aaj yaadon ko unki
galey se lagaa lo
ga lo muskuraa lo
mehfilein sajaa lo
kya jaane kal
koi saathi chhoot jaaye
jeevan ki dor
badi kamzor
kisko khabar hai
kahaan toot. . .

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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हर्ष
आज गा लो॰ ॰ ॰
मुस्कुरा लो
आज गा लो मुस्कुरा लो
महफ़िलें सजा लो
गा लो मुस्कुरा लो
महफ़िलें सजा लो
क्या जाने कल
कोई साथी छूट जाये
जीवन की डोर
बड़ी कमजोर
यारो
जीवन की डोर
बड़ी कमजोर
किसको खबर है
कहाँ टूट जाये
गा लो मुस्कुरा लो
महफ़िलें सजा लो
गा लो मुस्कुरा लो
महफ़िलें सजा लो

हो तीर हसीनों के खाये ना जिसने
सीने पे गोली वो खाएगा कैसे
खाएगा कैसे
होय ज़ुल्फों के साये में जो ना जिया हो
तोपों के साये में गाएगा कैसे
गाएगा कैसे
हो ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
ज़िंदगी का कोई हमसफर तो बना लो
गा लो मुस्कुरा लो
महफ़िलें सजा लो
गा लो मुस्कुरा लो
महफ़िलें सजा लो

ओ जंग और नफरत भरे इस जहां में
मोहब्बत का कोई चलन छोड़ जाओ
चलन छोड़ जाओ
यादों में कोई बहाये दो आँसू
किसी दिल में ऐसी लगन छोड़ जाओ
लगन छोड़ जाओ
हो ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
है यारों में कितनी वफा आज़मा लो
गा लो
गा लो मुस्कुरा लो
महफ़िलें सजा लो
गा लो मुस्कुरा लो
महफ़िलें सजा लो
गा लो मुस्कुरा लो
महफ़िलें सजा लो
गा लो मुस्कुरा लो
महफ़िलें सजा लो
गा लो मुस्कुरा लो
महफ़िलें सजा लो
गा लो मुस्कुरा लो
महफ़िलें सजा लो

विषाद
आज गा लो
मुस्कुरा लो
आज गा लो मुस्कुरा लो
महफ़िलें सजा लो
गा लो मुस्कुरा लो
महफ़िलें सजा लो
क्या जाने कल
कोई साथी छूट जाये
जीवन की डोर
बड़ी कमजोर
जीवन की डोर
बड़ी कमजोर
किसको खबर है
कहाँ टूट जाये
गा लो मुस्कुरा लो
महफ़िलें सजा लो

टूटा हुआ तारा नदिया की धारा
है कौन ऐसा जो लौटा के लाये
हमसे जो बिछड़ा है साथी हमारा
है कौन ऐसा जो लौटा के लाये
अब ये नज़र रास्ते से हटा लो
गा लो मुस्कुरा लो
महफ़िलें सजा लो
गा लो मुस्कुरा लो
महफ़िलें सजा लो

शहीदों का खूँ है वफा की निशानी
इसे आंसुओं से धोते नहीं हैं
ये मौत है नाज़ करने के काबिल
वीरों के मरने पे रोते नहीं हैं
आज यादों को उनकी गले से लगा लो
गा लो मुस्कुरा लो
महफ़िलें सजा लो
क्या जाने कल
कोई साथी छूट जाये
जीवन की डोर
बड़ी कमजोर
जीवन की डोर
बड़ी कमजोर
किसको खबर है
कहाँ टूट जाये


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.

It was a few days back that I received an unusual e mail from Sudhir Ji

Requesting that you may please slow down on the posts. I am trying to pull together an upcoming anniversary, against the some artist stats. So I request that you may please limit your postings to two posts for the next 5 to 6 days. I will also try to post at least one song, or maybe two, to keep the pace at 3 to 4 posts per day.

If feasible, please send me the tags information for the songs to be posted, a day in advance. I just want to ensure that the anniversary I am targeting and the stats I am trying to reach, coincide when required.

So accordingly I slowed down to two posts per day, one post being a “debutant” movie post and another post being “YIPPEE” post. But I found that Sudhir Ji himself would not be posting the promised one or two posts for the day.

Taking cue from limited overs cricket, I have started to keep track of the blog strike rate the way they keep track of run rate in T20 and ODI cricket. For this blog, strike rate means number of songs per day ever since the blog began. Initially, it was really one song a day, so the strike rate of the blog was one song a day for the first 40 days till 27 august 2008.

From the 41st day onwards, I began to discuss more than one song daily. On the 110th day (5 november 2008), the blog achieved the strike rate of 2 songs per day for the first time. It was on 177th day (11 jan 2009), that the blog first touched the strike rate of 3 songs a day. It was on 8 april 2009 (264th day for the blog) that the strike rate reached 4 songs per day for the first time.

The strike rate kept going up and the peak strike rate of 4.587 songs a day on 27 sep 2009. Then it became to come down. On 14 feb 2010 ( a dot day), the strike rate fell below 4 songs a day. If one tries to find any correlation between this fall and my official life, then one can notice that it was the period of transition for me when I was shifting from Jabalpur to Nagpur. 3.593 songs/ day on 8 july 2010 was the lowest strike rate before it began to pick up again. Finally it was on 23 sep 2011 that the strike rate recovered back to go over 4 songs a day mark.

On 3 feb 2014 (2026th day for the blog), the strike rate achieved 4.6397 songs/ day ! It has been matched again a few times.

After that, the strike rate has been declining but it still continues to be above the 4 mark. I in fact have put one formula in my excel sheet which automatically shows me the current strike rate of the blog. At present it is 4.118 songs a day. That is why I want to discuss at least four or five songs everyday so that the strike does not fall below the four songs a day mark. One debut movie song, and one YIPPEE movie song takes care of two, and then we need to find another couple of songs atleast daily to keep up with our strike rate.

To my mind, this strike rate is much like a country’s growth rate. 🙂 A country growing at 7 % growth rate develops much faster than a country growing at just 3 % growth rate. If we take the blog statistics, then we can see a clear correlation between blog strike rate and number of posts in the blog. For instance

Blog strike rate
Year Posts in the year strike rate for the year Overall number of posts Overall strike rate Remarks
2008 475 songs 2.861 songs/ day 475 songs 2.861 songs/ day
2009 1768 songs 4.844 songs/ day 2243 songs 4.224 songs/ day
2010 1167 songs 3.197 songs/ day 3410 songs 3.806 songs/ day
2011 1819 songs 4.983 songs/ day 5229 songs 4.147 songs/ day
2012 2071 songs 5.658 songs/ day 7300 songs 4.487 songs/ day
2013 1916 songs 5.249 songs/ day 9216 songs 4.6265 songs/ day
2014 1400 songs 3.636 songs/ day 10616 songs 4.504 songs/ day
2015 1101 songs 3.016 songs/ day 11717 songs 4.305 songs/ day
2016 1032 songs 2.820 songs/ day 12749 songs 4.129 songs/ day
2017 433 songs 3.832 songs/ day 13182 songs 4.118 songs/ day

As we can see from the above table, the blog functioned at an impressive strike rate of 4.9 songs a day in 2011 and over 5 songs a day in 2012 and 2013. As a result, the blog added a whopping 5806 songs during these three years at an overall rate of 5.3 songs per day. In contrast, the next three years, viz 2014, 2015 and 2016 have seen addition of only half that number, viz 3533 songs at a dismal rate of 3.22 songs pe day. So it shows the importance of being regular. Posting two extra songs daily can make a difference of nearly one thousands songs per year. That is the reward of being regular and disciplined over a long period of time.

There have been reasons why the strike rate of songs these days is not what it used to be in the past. But still it gives us a good reason for maintaining discipline. Once the momentum is lost, it is very difficult to regain it, as we saw in late 2009 upto mid 2010. I would not like the strike rate to fall below 4 songs a day, and so it means that discussing a minimum of 4 or 5 songs daily must be maintained in the blog.

I see that no posts have been made today (23 april 2017) and I am no longer being stopped from posting, so I assume that it is alright for me to resume my usual posts. 🙂

So here is my first post for the day, which is a song introducing a debutant movie to the blog. This song is from “Shaan e Hind”(1960). This obscure movie was produced by Pratap and directed by Mohan Sinha for Pal Studios, Bombay. the movie had Nigar, Daljeet, Kumkum, Hiralal, Chandrashekhar, Shivraj, Mahendra, Ramesh Thakur, Kumud Tripathi, Radhika etc in it. This movie had eight songs in it.

Here is the first song from the movie to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Geeta Dutt. Pratap is the lyricist. Music is composed by Sudipt. The lyricist as well as the music director are quite obscure names for the blog.

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

With this song, “Shaan e Hind”(1960) makes its debut in the blog.

And yes, I take this opportunity to thanks all regulars, who first kept me in the dark about what was going on, and then greeted me heartily after the cat was out of the bag. 🙂 It was quite unexpected, and I was just not aware that the number of my posts were reaching 10 thousand mark. In fact I thought that I had crossed that mark long ago. 🙂 But then we have such a huge number of guest posts in the blog as well, which shows just how many contributors and music lovers are now involved with the blog. I have had opportunities of interacting with many of them, either face to face or through e mail, whatsapp, phones etc and I must say that I feel privileged that this blog has enabled me to get acquainted with such great, highly talented and accomplished bunch of high quality like minded individuals. If one needs testimony that music can enrich one (figuratively of course), then I have been been feeling extremely enriched all these years. My thanks to all music lovers for making me feel special by greeting me with such warmth just a few hours ago. It was an extremely memorable occasion for me.

Sudhir Ji, uncharacteristically secretive, had asked me to pick a song to go with my previous writeup that turned out to be my 10000th article. Fortunately, I did not pick up some “inapproprite” song. I was in fact toying with the idea of discussing a chaalu Helen cabarat song with the article. Thankfully, better sense prevailed. 🙂


Song-Pahli baar milin jo aankhen (Shaan e Hind)(1960) Singer-Geeta Dutt, Lyrics-Pratap, MD-Sudipt

Lyrics

pahli baar milin jo aankhen
pahli baar milin jo aankhen
dil ne dil se pyaar kiya
doosri baar milin jo nazren
teer jigar ke paar kiya
teer chalaane waale aaja
aaja re
aaja dil ko phir taiyyaar kiya
pahli baar milin jo aankhen
dil ne dil se pyaar kiya
doosri baar milin jo nazren
teer jigar ke paar kiye

ek nazar ne dil ko baandha
ek nazar ne waar kiya
ek nazar ne chain churaa kar
jeena bhi dushwaar kiya
o ghaayal karke
o ghaayal karke baat na poochhi
khoob sitam sarkaar kiya
teer chalaane waale aaja
aaja re
aaja dil ko phir taiyyaar kiya
pahli baar milin jo aankhen
dil ne dil se pyaar kiya
doosri baar milin jo nazren
teer jigar ke paar kiya

teri khushi mein o bedardi
ab to khushi hamaari hai
soch samajh kar dil ki duniya
tere aage haari hai
o soch samajh kar
o soch samajh kar nain milaaye
soch samajh kar pyaar kiya
teer chalaane waale aaja
aaja re
aaja dil ko phir taiyyaar kiya
pahli baar milin jo aankhen
dil ne dil se pyaar kiya
doosri baar milin jo nazren
teer jigar ke paar kiya


This article is written by our dear Atul ji. You must be wondering, why this change in presentation style today. Well, this post is a very, very, very special occasion, or rather a momentous occasion, for our blog and for Atul ji. It is appropriate that this introduction and announcement be made on his behalf. 

THIS  IS  ATUL  JI’s  10,000th  POST  ON  THIS  BLOG.

This is a milestone, in comparison to which all our earlier milestones and celebrations pale in significance. A single-handed dedicated effort relentlessly in progress for the past almost nine years. I am sure it will take some time for all of us, for the significance and eminence of this event to sink in.
More special posts by the members of our bandwagon are in planning, starting tomorrow. So please keep connected and be a witness to this remarkable celebration.

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.

As regulars are aware, I am based at Izatnagar, Bareilly at present which happens to be located between Delhi and Lucknow. In fact, this place is equidistant from both these cities. This fact had been commented upon by several regulars. Our Lucknow based regular namely Mr Avadh Lal even commented that I needed to visit Lucknow and meet the Lucknow based music lovers.

Here is what he mentioned in his comments to a post wherein I have discussed my transfer to Izatnagar:

I am in Lucknow, which is just 250 Kms. away and once in a while I do go to Bareilly. Of course, should you chance to come down to Lucknow for some work, it will be a heaven-sent opportunity for me as well as some other ASAD followers to chat with you in person.

During my current tenure, I have been visiting Lucknow quite often, en route to Gorakhpur, which is my HQ. I would typically reach Lucknow at 10 PM and then I would board a Gorakhpur bound train at 11 PM. So, my stay at Lucknow would just be for one hour or so and I would not have sufficient time to try and meet Lucknow based music lovers. My stay at Gorakhpur would be for one day and then I would catch a direct train to Bareilly in the evening without getting down at Lucknow.

During the last week of march 2017, I had two meetings at Gorakhpur, one on 28th and another at 30th. There was no point going back to Bareilly after the meeting of 28th, only to travel back again a few hours later. So I decided that this offered me a perfect opportunity to spend one full day at Lucknow on 29th march 2017. I would catch a night train from Gorakhpur on 28th that would bring me to Lucknow in the morning of 29th march. I would have the whole day available to me and then I would catch the night train back to Gorakhpur in the evening.

The main idea behind spending one full day at Lucknow was to finally meet Lucknow based regulars, an exercise that was long overdue, seeing that I had been staying so close to Lucknow for the last 18 months.

There are two Lucknow based blog regulars, to the best of my knowledge – namely Mr Avadh Lal (mentioned above) and Mr Pratap. Before leaving Bareilly, I emailed them both, informing them that I would be there at Lucknow on 29th march 2017 and I would like to meet them if possible.

A few hours later, Mr Pratap replied to my email, where he readily agreed to the meeting and informed me that he would get Mr Avadh Lal too to attend the meeting. He gave me his mobile number as well as the address of his residence.

Next morning, Mr Avadh Lal too responded to the email and he too mentioned that he was looking forward to the meeting.

While at Lucknow, I had fixed up a meeting with one of my Lucknow based Railway colleague, Mr Binod as well. He was looking forward to meet me as well.

It was at 10 AM that I arrived at the work place of my colleague Mr Binod. Our acquaintance goes back more than three decades as we are from the same Railway Alma Mater. Subsequently, both of us were posted at the same place, viz Maligaon, Assam. On one occasion in 2001, I, alongwith my family had visited his residence as well.

While discussing official as well as other matters, I informed Mr Binod about the song blog. “Arre, you should tell people about this site. Most others would indulge in self promotion among the colleagues if they had anything like this to talk about”, he exclaimed. He then proceeded on to share the link of the blog in his whatsapp friends’ circle groups.

I informed him that there were people who knew about the blog, but they were mostly from other walks of life and not from Railways. I informed him that I wanted to meet two such Lucknow based regulars in the evening.

I had a feeling that Mr Pratap, the Lucknow based regular was an ex Railway man. In fact I felt that he was from the same Alma Mater as the two of us. I asked Mr Binod whether he know Mr Pratap. He asked me about the phone number of Mr Pratap and compared the number with phone numbers of his acquaintances and he informed me that yes, the number available with him is that of Mr Pratap and he indeed is our senior from our Alma Mater.

So I rang up Mr Pratap, introduced myself as Atul of atulsongaday and also added that I was his junior from the same Alma Mater. It was decided that I would ring him up again at 5 PM, by which time he would have arrived at his residence. In the meanwhile he would also inform Mr Avadh lal.

I rang up Mr Pratap at 5 PM. He had arrived at his residence. So I informed him that I was arriving to meet him at his residence. My Lucknow based colleague had very thoughtfully provided me with a vehicle. He invited me to dinner at his residence after I had my meeting with my blog regulars.

I arrived at the residence of My Pratap at about 5:45 PM and met him. The fact that I was a Railway man struck him only after I mentioned in the blog that I was based at Izatnagar. Izatnagar was predominantly a Railway town, so it was then that he came to know about my Railways connection.

He, quite like me, would not talk much about his Railway connection, preferring to talk about music and other matters. We discussed some mutual names that we both were familiar with, and he enquired where those people were.

It was possible to get information about Mr Pratap’s postings from colleagues, without needing to ask him. He retired ten years ago at the very senior position of Additional Member in Rail Bhawan. Regulars may recall that Mr KL Pandey (covered in the blog by Sudhir Ji) another Railway Man, had also retired from the same rank. So it was a case of us HFM lovers belonging to a small world. 🙂 The world being small was also realised by me when I got the chance to meet AK ji in New Delhi in 2012. Mr Pratap was a few years senior to AK ji at the same Alma Mater to which all of us belong.

Mr Avadh Lal too joined a few minutes later. Both of them had retired in the same year. Mr Avadh Lal had retired from Post and Telegraphs department.

We began to discuss music related matters and we covered lots and lots of music related topics. Both were senior to me in age so they have seen much more of the golden era of HFM than I have. I got some interesting information from them that in olden days, there would be lots of record selling shops where there would be listening booths. One could sample the songs in the listening booth before buying them.

I was told that preserving records by keeping them in recommended position was quite an art, though people would often manage by just stacking them in their boxes in the non recommended way.

Mr Pratap is one regular who can fill in the blanks and suggest corrections in the lyrics when I get stuck. He informed me that he had inherited love of music and literature from his parents, especially his mother. In any case, he lived in an era (and lived in places) where literature was very much in the air. He has attached good quality speakers to his laptop and that is how he is able to get the lyrics of a song right with certainty. Of course, one needs to have a good grasp over the language, its dialects etc and Mr Pratap is an expert in this field.

Mr Pratap has two sons. One of them lives in US, while another lives in Gurugram or Noida (I forget which one specifically).

His India based son believes that the best quality of music comes out of a record, rather than CD and other such music storage devices. Now it is a fact that even Bakshish Singh ji of Delhi swears by. So I informed Mr Pratap that yes, his son’s views are well supported by knowledgeable music lovers.

We discussed the blog, its contents, its regulars etc. Though they had not met any other blog regulars so far, they had formed some good and accurate idea about the regulars from the discussions in the blog. We ended up discussing a good number of regulars.

They were interested in knowing how we get hold of rare songs that are discussed in the blog. I informed them that some of us have rare songs in our collections which we upload when we find that the song we intend to discuss are not available online. I mentioned that Sudhir Ji is the main man to go to for rare songs. He not only has a huge collection of songs in all formats, he also keeps getting “fresh” supply from his contacts. And for a man of such contacts and networking, he is neither on facebook nor on whatsapp. A modern wonder of the world indeed. 🙂

I informed them about two of my pet projects which were going on in the blog. One was introducing one “debutant” movie every day and another was YIPPying of one movie every day. How do I know which movies have not made their debuts and which movies are close to being YIPPEED ? I informed them that HFGK (all five volumes)- so kindly gifted to me by M/S Arunkumar Deshmukh and Sudhir Ji on the occasion of 10,000th song post in the blog, is the source. I have made a list of movies by year, in alphabetical order on an excel sheet and I can see at a glance which movie has how many songs and how many of these songs are already covered. Movies with zero songs in the blog are the movies that are candidates for making their debuts. Movies that have one song in the blog less than the number of songs contained in them are the candidates for being YIPPEED.

I informed them that the songs that are needed for debut of the movie and / or YIPPYing the movie are often rare songs and sometimes we have to upload them ourselves. That way we are at the “cutting” edge of YT. Unlike most music lovers who think that YT contains all the songs, we regularly find that YT does not contain songs we are searching for and then we have to upload them ourselves.

Here I launched myself on one of my pet peeves. I informed them that rare songs, 70 plus years old songs that we upload and whose details are not known to majority of public often find us landing in “trouble”. As soon as we upload these songs, some dubious people start claiming copyright on these songs and YT sends us copyright infringement notices, though such old songs are very much on public domain and there can be no copyrights on them. Instead of breaking my head over such issues, I have decided not to upload any more on YT and I now a days I upload my songs elsewhere on Dailymotion etc.

They had not heard of Dailymotion, and they resolved to find out about it. I told them that there are a few less known alternatives to YT like Dailymotion etc.

I hope that these copyright claimers have not heard of such sites either. Such unscrupulous people have made YT terminate the accounts of some great ‘uploaders’ of songs. Some of these uploaders again come back with new IDs. Personally I do not have such thick skin, and so I would rather avoid YT instead of facing such ignominy. I do not know how Sudhir Ji deals with such issues. I will not be surprised if he got copyright infringement notice for 10kth song which no one was even aware of till it was uploaded.

Though both live at Lucknow and have been going to common gatherings, the two Lucknowites became familiar with each other only through the blog. Both would comment in the blog. On 28 august 2013, Mr Avadh Lal commented that they were both in the same city so they should keep in touch. On the same day they talked to each other on phone and they have kept meeting each other in get togethers etc. But interestingly, it was the first time that the two of them were meeting each other at their residence.

Mr Avadh Lal, a man of many interests (music, mathematics, riddles, history etc) has met Mr Harmandir Singh Hamraz and he is all praises for his Herculean task.

Interestingly, Mr Avadh Lal had spent his childhood in Bareilly, and it was there in 1955 that he was first exposed to Talat Mehmood when he had visited that place for a live performance. Though only 8 years old at that time, Talat Mehmood became his most favourite singer from that tender age itself. In fact, the very first comment that Mr Avadh Lal made in the blog in august 2013 was to describe the above fact.

If Talat Mehmood is his favourite singer then Dev Anand is his favourite actor. Here is how effusive Mr Avadh Lal gets when discussing Dev Anand in his comment to a post on Dev Anand:

As a ten-year-old boy I saw “Baarish” and loved the film because the hero being a carefree loafer appealed to my impressionistic young mind. As I was a child (and because my father was a respected person in the city), I was allowed a free entry in the cinema hall and so I watched the film countless times. Naturally, all the scenes were memorized and at home I enacted those with my younger brother (obviously, I was always the hero Dev Anand while he played the villain).

Do I still need to say that the one and only Dev Anand remains my favourite hero of all time?

Well, I had not cared to remember that today was the date Dev Saab had left us last year perhaps to entertain those in the Other World. So thank you very much Arunji for making my day. As the inimitable Gope says in the film, “क़सम Dodge गाड़ी के इंजन की”.

Regulars of the blog may recall that once we reached 10,000 mark in the blog, we came across some “special” numbers and each of them were celebrated with special posts. Thus we had special posts for song number 11111 and 12345.

We thought that the next special number after post number 12345 was far away, but then it was Mr Avadh Lal who posted a riddle like comment that went:-

I observe that you have a head for figures. I too am fascinated by the fun provided by the world of numbers. it occurs to me that there is a magical number which perhaps could meet your consideration in this respect and, if it passes muster, it would be a much much nearer milestone.

When we failed to solve the riddle, he gave another clue:

Have you ever noticed that if you start by train from Kolkata to see the holy Golden Temple, historic Jalianwala Bagh and the famous Durgiana temple in Amritsar, you pass through all odd stations including my city – Lucknow?

When we all failed to get the hint, then he explained in a direct mail to Sudhir Ji that there is a train called “Durguiana express” which runs between Kolkata and Amritsar via Lucknow, and its number is 12357. This number, consisting of prime numbers in ascending order, was the next “special” number that was available for us to discuss with a special post.

So, one can say that the special post number 12357 in the blog came up because of Mr Avadh lal.

After music, our discussion veered around to other topics like the UP elections, whose results were out a few days earlier, and its effect on people. While I was bullish about the developments, the two seniors were more cautious in their reactions.

We kept discussing items of mutual interest for well over two hours. It was after 8 PM that I took their leave. It was a very fruitful and enjoyable evening that I spend with two fellow music lovers. It was our own mini gangout, I informed them. We took some selfies and I posted one of them in our whatsapp group.

I then went to the residence of Mr Binod, who was waiting for me. I too was eager to meet him and his family. The last time I had visited his residence was in 2001 in Maligaon, Guwahati with my family. Mr Binod and his wife were no different from what they were all those years ago, but when I saw their daughter, I exclaimed-“Arre, itni badi ho gayi !” Like in the story of “Kabuliwala”, I was expecting their daughter to be the same two years old that she was 16 years ago, but of course she had grown up, to be 18 years old !

They also have a son who at that time was 10 years old and now he is 26. He is already settled in his life and lives abroad.

They have a dog at their home. Are you comfortable with him, I was asked. Am I comfortable, I have two dogs at home, and I love the company of dogs, I responded. So that dog was brought up to me. The dog, a huge 45 KG golden retriever named UV looked at me and barked. He may have been huge, but I was used to the bark of Bhhole. Compared to Bhhole’s bark, UVs bark was nothing special for me. Unable to frighten me with his bark, UV soon got reconciled to my presence and lied down stretched on the carpet close to my feet and stayed there for most of the time that I was there.

I informed my hosts that I had two dogs, and in the past I had a cat too. I recounted them a few tales of my pets. I tried to show them some photos of my pets but I was unable to locate them on my mobile. Next day, I was able to locate them and I sent a couple of photographs to my pets to Mr Binod on his whatsapp number.

After dinner, I took the leave of my hosts and reached the station to catch my train. And thus ended a very fruitful and memorable day and evening (29 march 2017) when I was able to meet some dear acquaintances and was able to spend some quality time with them.

And now, a brief about today’s song. I am accustomed to posting my own articles, but today Sudhir ji has somehow persuaded me that he will post my article, for a change. The song I present in this post is in the voice of Shamshad Begum. Tomorrow, i.e. 23rd April, it is the anniversary of her passing away (2013). So I selected this song to mark this anniversary. The film is ‘Mera Salaam’ from 1957. The film has 12 songs listed, as per the Geet Kosh. This is the fourth song from the film to be posted on our blog.

All songs are written by Shewan Rizvi and the music is by Hafiz Khan. It important to reiterate the this Hafiz Khan is different person from Khan Matana (whose name is also Hafiz Khan ‘Mastana’). The lead pair in this period costume drama is Beena Rai and Bharat Bhushan, supported by Durga Khote, Veena, Gope, KN Singh, Al Nasir, Randhir etc.

The song tells of the difficulties and pitfalls in the path of love, a sentiment that is so aptly expressed in the lines

shamma pe parwaana gira
poochh na anjam-e-wafa
ye bhi jali wo bhi jala

The lyrics present the poignancy and the pain in the matter of love. An expressive and also an impressive song.

 

Song – Aag Lagi Shola Uttha Shamma Pe Parwaana Gira (Mera Salaam) (1957) Singer – Shamshad Begam, Lyrics – Shewan Rizvi, MD – Hafiz Khan

Lyrics

aag lagi ee
aag lagi
aag lagi shola uthha
shamma pe parwaana gira aa aa aa
shamma pe parwaana gira aa
poochh na anjam-e-wafa
ye bhi jali wo bhi jala
haaye
aag lagi ee
aag lagi

kaat ke saiyyaad ne par
saunp diya dard e jigar r
kaat ke saiyyaad ne par
saunp diya dard e jigar r
uspe ye taaqeed magar
aah na bhar naale na kar
ishq hai kya dekh liya aa
ishq hai kya dekh liya
ye bhi jali wo bhi jala
haaye
aag lagi ee
aag lagi

dil ki tadap dil mein rahe
sabki sune kuchh na kahe ae
dil ki tadap dil mein rahe
sabki sune kuchh na kahe ae
dard sahe zulm sahe ae
ashq na aankhon se bahe ae ae ae
ye hai mohabbat ka maza aa
ye hai mohabbat ka maza
ye bhi jali wo bhi jala
haaye
aag lagi ee
aag lagi

bijliyaan gulshan pe giri
phool kahin bhanwra kahin
bijliyaan gulshan pe giri
phool kahin bhanwra kahin
khawaab thha ye kitna haseen
aaj hua humko yaqeen een
pyaar ka anjaam bura
pyaar ka anjaam bura
ye bhi jali
wo bhi jala
haaye
aag lagi ee
aag lagi
aag lagi shola uthha
shamma pe parwaana gira aa aa aa
shamma pe parwaana gira aa
poochh na anjaam-e-wafa
ye bhi jali wo bhi jala
haaye
aag lagi ee
aag lagi

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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आग लगी॰॰ई
आग लगी
आग लगी शोला उठा
शम्मा पे परवाना गिरा॰॰आ ॰॰आ ॰॰आ
शम्मा पे परवाना गिरा॰॰आ
पूछ ना अंजाम ए वफा
ये भी जली वो भी जला
हाए आग लगी॰॰ई
आग लगी

काट के सैय्याद ने पर
सौंप दिया दर्द ए जिगर
काट के सैय्याद ने पर
सौंप दिया दर्द ए जिगर
उस पे ये ताकीद मगर
आह ना भर नाले ना कर
इश्क़ है क्या देख लिया
इश्क़ है क्या देख लिया
ये भी जली वो भी जला
हाए आग लगी॰॰ई
आग लगी

दिल की तड़प दिल में रहे
सबकी सुने कुछ ना कहे॰॰ए
दिल की तड़प दिल में रहे
सबकी सुने कुछ ना कहे॰॰ए
दर्द सहे ज़ुल्म सहे
अश्क ना आँखों से बहे
ये है है मोहब्बत का मज़ा॰॰आ
ये है है मोहब्बत का मज़ा
ये भी जली वो भी जला
हाए आग लगी॰॰ई
आग लगी

बिजलियाँ गुलशन पे गिरीं
फूल कहीं भँवरा कहीं
बिजलियाँ गुलशन पे गिरीं
फूल कहीं भँवरा कहीं
ख्वाब था ये कितना हसीं
आज हुआ हमको यकीं
प्यार का अंजाम बुरा
प्यार का अंजाम बुरा
ये भी जली वो भी जला
हाए आग लगी॰॰ई

आग लगी
आग लगी शोला उठा
शम्मा पे परवाना गिरा॰॰आ ॰॰आ ॰॰आ
शम्मा पे परवाना गिरा॰॰आ
पूछ ना अंजाम ए वफा
ये भी जली वो भी जला
हाए आग लगी॰॰ई
आग लगी


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.

So this is the Yippeee song for today. I had promised Atul ji that I would do both the debut and the Yippeee songs today. The debut was easy, but getting to the Yippeee turned out to be a ‘tedhi kheer’ today.  Atul ji has shared with me a reference list which contains information about the near-Yippeee films. But then cross referencing and searching for the last missing songs becomes quite a job.  Anyway, finally I have a song that was blocking the Yippeee for the 1948 film ‘Ziddi’, just because it was not available online, and not available easily otherwise. Thankfully I am able to locate it in my collection and have uploaded the song online today.

It is quite a lovely song of love that I have also listened to, for the first time today. In our email conversations, Atul ji has reminded me about the passing away anniversary of Shamshad Begum tomorrow, i.e. 23rd April. So it is quite opportune that I upload this song today.

The lyrics for this song are written by J Nakshab or Nakshab Jarchvi, and the music is by Khemchand Prakash. I tried to search the video but none is available at this time. I spent some time trying to quickly scan the film itself, but I am unable to locate this song in the film. Maybe it is there, and I missed it. Or maybe it is not there, or otherwise someone would have posted it already. Is this a song excluded from the film? I request our more knowledgeable readers to please add more information if available.

And so, with this post, the film ‘Ziddi’ of 1948 joins the ranks of films with all songs posted on our blog. Another Yippeee moment for us. And this year’s resolution is still getting maintained.

Song – Ik Baat Kahoon Tumse Bura To Na Maanoge (Ziddi) (1948) Singers – Shamshad Begum, Lyrics – J Nakshab, MD – Khemchand Prakash

Lyrics

ik baat kahoon
ik baat kahoon tumse
bura to na maanoge
o morey raja
bura to na maanoge
ik baat kahoon
ik baat kahoon tumse
bura to na maanoge
ho morey raja
bura to na maanoge
ik baat kahoon

nainan ras ke
pyaase jiyaa ka
nainan ras ke
pyaase jiyaa ka
haal bhala kab jaanoge
o morey raja
haal bhala kab jaanoge
o morey raja
bura to na maanoge
ik baat kahoon
ik baat kahoon tumse
bura to na maanoge
o morey raja
bura to na maanoge
ik baat kahoon

preet ki baaten
dil ki sadaayen
preet ki baaten
dil ki sadaayen
kab tak aakhir
munh pe na aayen
kab tak aakhir
munh pe na aayen
mere kahe bin
bhole saanwariya
mere kahe bin
mere kahe bin
bhole saanwariya
tum na kabhi pehchaanoge
o morey raja
tum na kabhi pehchaanoge
o morey raja
ik baat kahoon
ik baat kahoon tumse
bura to na maanoge
o morey raja
bura to na maanoge
ik baat kahoon

pyaari nazar is or nahin hai
pyaari nazar is or nahin hai
preet hai tum par jor nahin hai
jor nahin hai
preet hai tum par jor nahin hai
jor nahin hai
itna bataa do o morey baalam
itna bataa do o morey baalam
apna mujhe kab jaanoge
o morey raja
apna mujhe kab jaanoge
o morey raja
bura to na maanoge
ik baat kahoon
ik baat kahoon tumse
bura to na maanoge
o morey raja
bura to na maanoge
ik baat kahoon

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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इक बात कहूँ
इक बात कहूँ तुमसे
बुरा तो ना मानोगे
ओ मोरे राजा
बुरा तो ना मानोगे
इक बात कहूँ
इक बात कहूँ तुमसे
बुरा तो ना मानोगे
हो मोरे राजा
बुरा तो ना मानोगे
इक बात कहूँ

नैनन रस के
प्यासे जीया का
नैनन रस के
प्यासे जीया का
हाल भला कब जानोगे
ओ मोरे राजा
हाल भला कब जानोगे
ओ मोरे राजा
बुरा तो ना मानोगे
इक बात कहूँ
इक बात कहूँ तुमसे
बुरा तो ना मानोगे
ओ मोरे राजा
बुरा तो ना मानोगे
इक बात कहूँ

प्रीत की बातें
दिल की सदाएँ
प्रीत की बातें
दिल की सदाएँ
कब तक आखिर
मुंह पे ना आयें
कब तक आखिर
मुंह पे ना आयें
मेरे कहे बिन
भोले साँवरिया
मेरे कहे बिन
मेरे कहे बिन
भोले साँवरिया
तुम ना कभी पहचानोगे
ओ मोरे राजा
तुम ना कभी पहचानोगे
ओ मोरे राजा
बुरा तो ना मानोगे
इक बात कहूँ
इक बात कहूँ तुमसे
बुरा तो ना मानोगे
ओ मोरे राजा
बुरा तो ना मानोगे
इक बात कहूँ

प्यारी नज़र इस ओर नहीं है
प्यारी नज़र इस ओर नहीं है
प्रीत हैं तुम पर जोर नहीं है
जोर नहीं है
प्रीत हैं तुम पर जोर नहीं है
जोर नहीं है
इतना बता दो ओ मोरे बालम
इतना बता दो ओ मोरे बालम
अपना मुझे कब जानोगे
ओ मोरे राजा
अपना मुझे कब जानोगे
हो मोरे राजा
बुरा तो ना मानोगे
इक बात कहूँ
इक बात कहूँ तुमसे
बुरा तो ना मानोगे
ओ मोरे राजा
बुरा तो ना मानोगे
इक बात कहूँ


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.

Missing Films of 1960s – 28
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Ever so often, I go searching for a song, an obscure song from an obscure film. I do not know what I will find, because the film is unfamiliar and the songs are unheard. I just dive into the list of songs sitting in my hard drive, with apprehensions, knowing not what will be discovered. And almost always, when I return to surface, I am gasping for breath, not that I was not able breath while in the depths of my collection, but because of wonder and joy on having laid my hands on a fabulous gem of a song that I had not heard before. And going by the awareness factor and availability online, the same may be true for friends and readers who may quite well also be listening to such gems for the first time.

The film cannot get more obscure than this – ‘His Highness’ from 1964. And the music director – well he seems to have appeared like a shooting star and then disappeared, never to be seen again. The name is Bhanu Thakur, and search as I might, I am not able to lay hands on any bit of information about him. Even Pankaj Raag’s book (‘Dhunon Ki Yatra’) simply documents one sentence, stating that he has composed music for one film. Now, it can’t get more obscure than this.

The lyrics are by BD Mishra. Well this name is not totally unfamiliar. Our blog already features 26 songs written by him. However, again, not much is known about him too. BD Misra, or Bhagwat Dutt Misra, has been mostly confined to religious and historical films, and a major part of his work is with music director SN Tripathi. Homi Wadia gave him his first break with SN Tripathi in the Basant Pictures film ‘Shri Rambhakt Hanuman’ (1948). His active career lasted till the mid 1970s, and he has written for 45 films during this period.

Listening to this song, one wonders; here is a songwriter who has been ‘typecast’ for religious films and now we hear such a sweet romantic song written by him. Ways of the industry; all that can be said.

‘His Highness’ is a stunt film directed by Anand Joshi, for the banner – Neeti Films, Bombay. The way the star cast reads, it appears that Helen has played the lead female role in this film. The list of actors for this film includes Helen, Jairaj, Chand Usmani, Arvind, Krishna Kumari, BM Vyas, Maruti, Ratnamala, Chaman Puri, Tuntun, Lakshmi, Rehana, RS Dubey, Kalla and Miraajkar amonst others. There are 5 songs in listed for this film. Two 78 rpm records were released, implying that we can expect at least 4 songs from this film are available. Very interesting to note that all the five songs are sung by Asha Bhosle.

OK, so a debut film, and a debut music director today. And a very delightful hummable song that has been lost under the sands of time for more than five decades. Listen and enjoy.

Song – Naina Waale Ye Kaise Dorey Daale (His Highness) (1964) Singer – Asha BhosleLyrics – BD Mishra, MD – Bhanu Thakur

Lyrics

naina waale
ye kaise dorey daale
dil pe mere tu ne kaisa jaadu kiya
naina waale
ye kaise dorey daale
dil pe mere tu ne kaisa jaadu kiya
naina waale ..ey ..ey ..ey

mausam bahaar ka hai
mere singaar ka hai
chanda ki chhaaon bhi hai
bheegi bheegi raat hai
haathon mein haath le le
thoda qaraar de de
nainon se nain miley
tab to koi baat hai
tere bina kaise mera laage jiyaa. . .
jaadu kiya
naina waale
ye kaise dorey daale
dil pe mere tu ne kaisa jaadu kiya
naina waale ..ey ..ey ..ey

kaisa hai haal mera
kya hai sawaal mera
mujh se na pooch
meri aankhon se pehchaan le
masti mein jhoom lein aa
taaron to choom lein
nazron ki baat
mere kahe bina maan le
jaise maine maange bina dil de diya
jaadu kiya
naina waale
ye kaise dorey daale
dil pe mere tu ne kaisa jaadu kiya
naina waale
ye kaise dorey daale
dil pe mere tu ne kaisa jaadu kiya
naina waale ..ey ..ey ..ey

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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नैना वाले
ये कैसे डोरे डाले
दिल पे मेरे तूने कैसा जादू किया
नैना वाले
ये कैसे डोरे डाले
दिल पे मेरे तूने कैसा जादू किया
नैना वाले ॰॰ए ॰॰ए ॰॰ए

मौसम बहार का है
मेरे सिंगार का है
चंदा की छाँव भी है
भीगी भीगी रात है
हाथों में हाथ ले ले
थोड़ा करार दे दे
नैनों से नैन मिलें
तब तो कोई बात है
तेरे बिना कैसे मेरा लागे जिया॰॰॰
नैना वाले
ये कैसे डोरे डाले
दिल पे मेरे तूने कैसा जादू किया
नैना वाले ॰॰ए ॰॰ए ॰॰ए

कैसा है हाल मेरा
क्या है सवाल मेरा
मुझ से ना पूछ
मेरी आँखों से पहचान ले
मस्ती में झूम लें आ
तारों को चूम लें
नज़रों की बात
मेरे कहे बिना मान ले
जैसे मैंने मांगे बिना दिल दे दिया
नैना वाले
ये कैसे डोरे डाले
दिल पे मेरे तूने कैसा जादू किया

नैना वाले
ये कैसे डोरे डाले
दिल पे मेरे तूने कैसा जादू किया
नैना वाले ॰॰ए ॰॰ए ॰॰ए


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.

It is my turn today to celebrate a ‘Yippeee’.  I am not sure if I have specifically announced a ‘Yippeee’ in any of my earlier posts. Possibly that could have been before the term ‘Yippeee’ was coined. Today we announce the completion of posting of all songs of the 1956 film ‘Makheechoos’. The important thing for me is that the music is by that unsung genius Vinod.

In one of the earlier posts on the song “Aaka Baaka Chudi Chadaaka”, (from film ‘Ek Do Teen’, – 1953), our dear Arun ji has summarized the career predicament of Vinod in the following words,

Branding of an artiste is very common in Film Industry. Accordingly, after the phenomenal success of songs from EK THI LADKI-1949, Music Director Vinod was branded as a composer for comedy films and only such films came to him. It also happened that Roop K Shorey, for whose films,Vinod was a fixture,made mostly comedy films. Thus the branding was confirmed.

Of course he had no choice but to do such films as they came to him. Actually Vinod was a very sensitive composer and whenever there was an opportunity, he composed some really melodious, serious and sentimental songs too. However majority of his songs had to be suitable to the genre of films he was getting, i.e. comedy films.

In the same, post, Arun ji has also reproduced a definitive article about Vinod, which is written by his one time colleague, Sardul Kwatra.

I have a special affiliation with Vinod, in that his daughter, Veena Solomon has visited my home on two occasions during the past three years, and we had memorable group meetings, discussing and listening to the works of Vinod. And more than that, we became very good ‘telephone’ friends, talking quite frequently. (Unfortunately, Veena ji passed away unexpectedly late last year.)

A brief about the film.

As the name suggests, the film ‘Makheechoos’ is a comedy about a miserly person, role played by Gope. This role is the linchpin of the film, as the title suggests, and Gope has played it to the hilt. He is so obsessed with amassing wealth and not spending, that his own son (role played by Mahipal) disowns him, and runs away from home, because he is being forced to marry a girl who has a defect in her eyes; of course the alliance is being planned for the purpose of a hefty dowry only.

Mahipal is a theatre person, and he manage his own company. Shyama, his childhood friend is part of his theatre group. Shyama also happens to be the daughter of a very close friend of Seth Makheechoos. In the past, some events have happened wherein the miserly Seth’s help was required to save his friend and protect his interests, but he refused to help. So both the children anyway have a grudge against him. The storyline progresses through episodes wherein Mahipal and Shyama execute many schemes, with the help of Jeevan, who plays the role of Mahipal’s Mamma, to teach a lesson of humanity to the Seth, including things like announcing his fake death, kidnapping him and demanding ransom etc. But of course the Seth is verily unmoved by these persuasions. All this put together plus Gope, makes for a real comic roller coaster of a movie. The ending is of course, predictable, and all is well. (The film is available online, for those who may be interested.)

Of the six songs in this film, three are written by Pt Indra, and two by DN Madhok. The sixth and the final song, which is the subject of this post, is written by PL Santoshi. Interestingly, there are four singers in this song – Talat Mehmood, Sudha Malhotra, Moti Sagar and Sabita Bannerji. I did a quick review of the available film, but could not locate this song in the video available. I can only surmise that this song, like a couple of other songs in the film, are a light hearted romantic comic material, possibly performed on screen by Mahipal and Shyama. The cast of actors includes the names of Moti Sagar (yes, singing in this song) and Shammi, and again, a surmise, but is it highly probable that they accompany Mahipal and Shyama in this song.

Besides the names of actors already mentioned, other members of cast include Leela Misra, Pesi Patel, Vishwa Mehra, Yashwant Dave, Begum Bai, Misrilal, Jameela, and many more names that are not familiar. Actor Bhagwan makes a guest appearance in the film.

So, celebrating the Yippeee for the film ‘Makheechoos’, listen to and enjoy this song of light hearted romantic revelry.

Song – Karne Lage Hain Tumhen Pyaar Hum (Makheechoos) (1956) Singer – Talat Mehmood, Sudha Malhotra,  Moti Sagar, Lyrics – PL Santoshi, MD – Vinod
Talat + Moti Sagar
Sudha Malhotra + Sabita Bannerji
Talat + Moti Sagar + Sudha Malhotra + Sabita Bannerji

Lyrics

khushi milne ki
bichhadne..ey..ey..ey ka gham
samajhne lagaa hai dil ye sanam
aaa aaaa aaaaaaaa aaaaaa aaaaa
aaaaa aaaa aaaaaa aaaa

ke karne lage hain
tumhen pyaar hum
tumhen pyaar hum
tumhen pyaar hum
tumhen pyaar hum
tumhen pyaar hum
aaa aaaa aaaaaaa aaaaa aaaa
ke karne lage hain
tumhen pyaar hum
tumhen pyaar hum

kal tak to aap the
aap hamaare
ho oo oo oo oo oo
kal tak to aap the
aap hamaare
aaj to aap se tum kahen hum
haaaaye
aaj to aap se tum kahen hum
ae ji tum kahen hum
haaa aaaa aaaa aaaa aaaa

ke karne lage hain
tumhen pyaar hum
tumhen pyaar hum

kal tak to hotey the
zaalim ishaare
ho oo oo oo oo oo
kal tak to hotey the
zaalim ishaare
aaa aaaa aaaaa
aane lagi hai mujhe
kuchh ab sharam
haaye
aane lagi hai mujhe
kuchh ab sharam
ae ji
kuchh ab sharam
aaa aaaa aaaa aaaa aaaa

ke karne lage hain
tumhen pyaar hum
tumhen pyaar hum
tumhen pyaar hum
tumhen pyaar hum
tumhen pyaar hum
aaa aaaa aaaa aaaa aaaa
ke karne lage hain
tumhen pyaar hum
tumhen pyaar hum

ye bhi nasha yaaro
kaisa nasha hai
eh.. kis marz ka nasha
kyon bhai hey..
ye bhi nasha yaaro
kaisa nasha hai
ke peene se pehle
dagmagaaye kadam
haaa aaaa aaaa aaaa
ke peene se pehle
dagmagaaye kadam
hatt bhai
dagmagaaye kadam
kis liye           
ke karne lage hain
tumhen pyaar hum
tumhen pyaar hum
tumhen pyaar hum
tumhen pyaar hum
tumhen pyaar hum

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
———————————–
खुशी मिलने की
बिछड़ने॰॰ए॰॰ए॰॰ए का ग़म
समझने लगा है दिल ये सनम
आss आsss आssssss आssss आssss
आsss आss आssss आsss

के करने लगे हैं
तुम्हें प्यार हम
तुम्हें प्यार हम
तुम्हें प्यार हम
तुम्हें प्यार हम
तुम्हें प्यार हम
आss आsss आsssss आssss आsss
के करने लगे हैं
तुम्हें प्यार हम
तुम्हें प्यार हम

कल तक तो आप थे
आप हमारे
हो ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
कल तक तो आप थे
आप हमारे
आज तो आप से तुम कहें हम
हाssए
आज तो आप से तुम कहें हम
ए जी तुम कहें हम
हाss आsss आsss आsss आsss

के करने लगे हैं
तुम्हें प्यार हम
तुम्हें प्यार हम

कल तक तो होते थे
ज़ालिम इशारे
हो ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
कल तक तो होते थे
ज़ालिम इशारे
आsss आssss आsssss
आने लगी है मुझे
कुछ अब शरम
ए जी
कुछ अब शरम
आsss आssss आsss आsss आssss

के करने लगे हैं
तुम्हें प्यार हम
तुम्हें प्यार हम
तुम्हें प्यार हम
तुम्हें प्यार हम
तुम्हें प्यार हम
आsss आssss आsss आsss आssss
के करने लगे हैं
तुम्हें प्यार हम
तुम्हें प्यार हम

ये भी नशा यारो
कैसा नशा है
एह॰॰ किस मर्ज का नशा
क्यों भई हे॰॰
ये भी नशा यारो
कैसा नशा है
के पीने से पहले
डगमगाये कदम
हाss आsss आsss आsss
के पीने से पहले
डगमगाये कदम
हट भई
डगमगाये कदम
किस लिए
के करने लगे हैं
तुम्हें प्यार हम
तुम्हें प्यार हम
तुम्हें प्यार हम
तुम्हें प्यार हम
तुम्हें प्यार हम


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.

Mohammed Rafi – ‘अ’  से  ‘ह’ तक  (From ‘अ’ to ‘ह’) – 37
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“हम तो पहली ही नज़र में दे चुके हैं दिल तुम्हें

Lingering memories, fading in, successively, in a shuffle sequence, as the charmed mind tries to follow and decipher all the fine nuances and entertaining devices, contained in this immortal, unforgettable voice – that of Rafi Sb.

It has been quite a travelogue, this series. Started way back in December of 2015, it has taken close to one year and four months to complete this journey of 37 songs, selected in the sequence of Devnagari alphabet. Starting with the very first vowel, i.e. ‘अ’  on the 24th December, the only letters missing in this series are those for which no suitable word exist independently. E.g. one may not find a word starting with ‘ष’, separate from the similar sounding ‘श’. Or the different representations of the ‘न’ sound, viz. ‘ण’ and ‘ङ्’ etc. The other consonants that are missing from this sequence are those representing the composite sounds like ‘क्ष’, ‘श्र’, ‘ऋ’, and ‘ज्ञ’ etc. The only legit letters that are missing from this series, for the reason that no more songs are available for them, are the vowel ‘ई’, and the consonant ‘थ’. All the letters of the Devnagari alphabet, with the exceptions noted above, are very suitably represented in this series.

With just about maybe half the total songs by Rafi Sab still waiting to be brought on board this musical bandwagon, in most instances I have been spoilt for choices for selecting a song. Only very rarely did I find myself with limited choices for picking up a suitable song. And practically all the songs that I am able to select, I believe we have a veritable string of gems representing each of the letters of alphabet. Here below, I present the complete list of songs that feature in this series.

1 11689 Ankhiyaan Apni Chhupa Ke Rakh Goriye Mera Qasoor Kya Hai
2 11705 Aap Se Dil Hi Maanga Tha Jaan To Nahin Jaan Bachi Laakhon Paaye
3 11735 Idhar Bhi Haseena Udhar Bhi Haseena Girls` Hostel
4 11749 Unhen Manzi Nahin Milti Jo Kismat Ke Sahaare Hain Vidyarthi
5 11763 Oonchi Aedi Hai Maang Tedhi Tedhi Dupatta Rangdaar Kar Ke Miss Bombay
6 11786 Ek Ek Ek, Ek Chai Ki Pyaali Zamaana Badal Gaya
7 11808 Ae Jaan E Bahaaran Rooh E Chaman Puraani Pehchaan
8 11848 O O O Gori Laakhon Janam Se Insaan Aur Insaan
9 11875 Aurat Ke Dil Pe Kya Guzre Jeevan Saathi
10 11882 Kal Meri Tarah Mujhko Salaam Aap Karenge Mere Ghareeb Nawaz
11 11884 Khuli Waadiyon Ka Safar Hai Aayega Aanewaala
12 11896 Garaz Ho To Nakhre Dikhaati Hai Biwi Sachche Moti
13 11897 Ghar Se To Kat Chuka Pattaa Kal Hamara Hai
14 11905 Chalna Zindgani Duniya Behta Paani Kaun Sachcha Kaun Jhootha
15 11912 Chhodiye Gussa Huzoor Aisi Naaraazi Bhi Kya Detective
16 11932 Jab Ladka Keh De Haan Aur Ladki Keh De Naa Anjaam
17 11975 Jhuka Jhuka Ke Nazar Yoon Uthaai Jaati Hai Mere Sartaaj
18 12137 Toot Gaye Sab Saath Sahaare Raaj Darbaar
19 12197 Thumak Thumak Chale Chaal Aankh Mein Kaajal Ki Dori Dhoti Lota Aur Chowpaati
20 12219 Doobi Naiyyaa Aa Ke Kinaare Jeene Do
21 12226 Dholak Ko Khoob Bajaao, Jaani Ko Khoob Nachaao Raajput
22 12272 Tumhin Se Hui Hai Shuru Aur Tumhin Pe Sanam Khatm Hogi Kahaani Hamaari Mera Dost
23 12287 Dupatta Odhe Nikli Baharaan Dekho Yaaraan Dillagi
24 12295 Dheere Chal Zara, O Paagal Purvaiyya Hum Paanch
25 12309 Naadaan Na Ban Ae Matwaale Rangeela
26 12313 Padhe Likhe Kuchh Khaas Nahin Par Naam Hai Mr Y Mall Road
27 12351 Phurrr Se Udd Jaati Thi Bulbul Shaadi Ke Baad
28 12352 Bahaaron Ne Chheda Khushi Ka Taraana Majboori
29 12365 Bhoola Hua Fasaana Hum Ko Na Tha Sunaana Sau Saal Baad
30 12371 Maine Sau Baar Khayaalon Mein Banaaye Khaake Parchhaain
31 12411 Ye Kaali Kaali Zulfen Aur Gora Gora Chehra Lamboo In Hongkong
32 12905 Rahoge Kab Tak Hum Se Door Wohi Ladki
33 13113 Le Ke Sahaara Tere Pyaar Ka Naache Naagin Baaje Been
34 13126 Wo Chaand Sa Chehra Liye Chhat Par Tera Aana Qawwaali Ki Raat
35 13156 Shamma Bujhne Ko Chali Ganga Ki Lehren
36 13169 Saawan Ki Pari Chup Chup Hai Khadi Murder On Highway
37 13175 Hum To Pehli Hi Nazar Mein De Chuke Hain Dil Tumhen Apna Banaa Ke Dekho

And today, we come to the end of this journey, as I bring on to post the song for ‘ह’, the last letter of the Devnagari alphabet. I had mentioned in one of my recent posts in this series, that my effort has been to bring on the wonderful solo sounds of Rafi Sb, for the purpose of this series. As I would be sifting through the long lists to select songs, I came to realize that there is still many more choices available, that one can do this series all over again, with e.g. duet songs. But well, that discussion a little later.

The film ‘Apna Banaa Ke Dekho’, from 1962, carries seven songs. Of these, five have already found their place on our blog.  This is the sixth song to come on board today, leaving just one more composition, sung by Asha Bhosle, to complete the Yipppeeee count for this movie.

The film is produced under the banner of Chitra Sangam, Bombay and is directed by Jagdish Narula. The lead pair in the film are Manoj Kumar and Asha Parekh, and the rest of the cast includes Nazir Hussain, Achla Sachdev, Sunder, Gautam, Johnny Whisky, Mohan Choti, Sajjan, Narbada Shankar, Ram Singh, and many other names that are not very familiar.

The work of writing songs is shared between Asad Bhopali and SH Behari.  This song is from the pen of Asad Bhopali. Music by Ravi is attractive and the film is remembered for some of its more memorable songs, viz. the iconic “Raaz e Dil Un Se Chhupaaya Na Gaya” in the voice of Rafi Sb, “Hum Pyaar Tumhen Karte Hain, Hamen Apna Banaa Ke Dekho“, a duet by Rafi Sb and Asha ji, and the ‘chulbuli’ rendition of “Kachchi Dagar Panghat Ki” by Asha ji. Besides of course the timeless favorite, also by Asha ji – “Miley Hain Aap Jab Se Zindagi Kitni Suhaani Hai“.

This lesser heard song from the film is equally attractive in its own right. A light composition that is very hummable.

And so, coming to the close of this series. Ah yes, I know what you want to say, about my other pending series that are awaiting closure. Hopefully I should be getting to them shortly. Cheers.

Song – Hum To Pehli Hi Nazar Mein De Chuke Hain Dil Tumhen (Apna Banaa Ke Dekho) (1962) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics – Asad Bhopali, MD – Ravi

Lyrics

hum to pehli hi nazar mein
de chuke hain dil tumhen
hum to pehli hi nazar mein
de chuke hain dil tumhen
pyaar karte hain samajh kar
pyaar ke kaabil tumhen
hum to pehli hi nazar mein
de chuke hain dil tumhen

is se badh kar aur kya karte tumhaare waaste
is se badh kar aur kya karte tumhaare waaste
hum ne apni zindagi mein
kar liya shaamil tumnhen
hum to pehli hi nazar mein
de chuke hain dil tumhen

raah e ulfat mein hamaari jan bhi jaaye to kya
raah e ulfat mein hamaari jan bhi jaaye to kya
kuchh bhi ho
kar ke rahenge
ek din haasil tumhen
hum to pehli hi nazar mein
de chuke hain dil tumhen

humko tanha chhod kar
jaane se pehle soch lo
humko tanha chhod kar
jaane se pehle soch lo
do kadam chalna na ho jaaye
kahin mushkil tumhen
hum to pehli hi nazar mein
de chuke hain dil tumhen
pyaar karte hain samajh kar
pyaar ke kaabil tumhen
hum to pehli hi nazar mein
de chuke hain dil tumhen

———————————-
Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
———————————–
हम तो पहली ही नज़र में
दे चुके हैं दिल तुम्हें
हम तो पहली ही नज़र में
दे चुके हैं दिल तुम्हें
प्यार करते हैं समझ कर
प्यार के काबिल तुम्हें
हम तो पहली ही नज़र में
दे चुके हैं दिल तुम्हें

इससे बढ़ कर और क्या करते तुम्हारे वास्ते
इससे बढ़ कर और क्या करते तुम्हारे वास्ते
हमने अपनी ज़िंदगी में
कर लिया शामिल तुम्हें
हम तो पहली ही नज़र में
दे चुके हैं दिल तुम्हें

राह ए उल्फ़त में हमारी जान भी जाये तो क्या
राह ए उल्फ़त में हमारी जान भी जाये तो क्या
कुछ भी हो करके रहेंगे
एक दिन हासिल तुम्हें
हम तो पहली ही नज़र में
दे चुके हैं दिल तुम्हें

हमको तन्हा छोड़ कर
जाने से पहले सोच लो
हमको तन्हा छोड़ कर
जाने से पहले सोच लो
दो कदम चलना ना हो जाये
कहीं मुश्किल तुम्हें
हम तो पहली ही नज़र में
दे चुके हैं दिल तुम्हें
प्यार करते हैं समझ कर
प्यार के काबिल तुम्हें
हम तो पहली ही नज़र में
दे चुके हैं दिल तुम्हें


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“Khushboo”(1954) was directed by Rana Indu Shamsheer for Beautiful Pictures, Bombay. The movie hadd Motilal, Shyama, Moti Sagar, Shakila, Kesri, Noor, S K Prem, Amina Bai, Radheshyam etc in it.

The movie had eleven songs in it. Two songs from this movie have been discussed in the past. Here is the third song from “Khushboo”(1954) to appear in the blog.

This song is sung by Shankar Dasgupta. Gopal Singh Nepali is the lyricist. Music is composed by Shankar Lal.

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

I have not been able to get a few words right in the lyrics. I request our readers with keener ears to help fill in the blanks/ suggest corrections as applicable.


Song-Haay prem kisi se karne par insaan sataaya jaata hai(Khushboo)(1954) Singer-Shankar Dasgupta, Lyrics-Gopal Singh Nepali, MD-Shankar lal

Lyrics

Kya duniya hai
yahaan
prem ko to
bhagwaan
bataaya jaata hai ae ae

haay prem kisi se karne par
insaan sataaya jaaata hai
haay prem kisi se karne par
insaan sataaya jaaata hai

jag goonge
naina milte hai
to shor machaaya jaaata hai ae ae
is paagal duniya mein man ko nahin
tan ko bachaaya jaata hai
jab jiya jiya se milta hai
to kiya chhudaaya (?) jaata hai ae ae
jahaan chaand chamakta hai nanga
wahaan husn chhupaaya jaata hai
haay prem kisi se karne par
insaan sataaya jaaata hai

amrit ke dhokhe mein hamko o o
yahaan zahar pilaaya jaaata hai ae ae
jo pyaar kare use saari umar
zinda hi jalaaya jaata hai
haay prem kisi se karne par
insaan sataaya jaata hai

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