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


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“Sanyasi” was a 1975 movie which had Manoj Kumar and Hema Malini in the lead. It had Sulochana Latkar playing mother to Manoj Kumar and Pran played Shanti Baba a true Sanyasi to Premnath’s Ishwar Baba who is a baba by day and Daku Mangal Singh at other times. The plot was pretty simple with the rich mother wanting to keep her son away from vices that his father had. She teaches him positive values Geeta etc and the son also dutifully refrains from all vices and in addition also becomes a sanyasi. Hema Malini played Champa alias Arti whose job is to break the sanyasi’s vow of celibacy and try and marry him. Added in the story is the case of Girdhari and Bhanwari played by Raj Mehra and Prem Chopra who are out to con the rich widow and walk away with her property. This synopsis I had read a long time ago in the various internet sites. I have never seen the movie but I had liked most of its songs specially “Sun bal brahmachari main hoon Kanyakumari” and “Karm kiye jaa phal ki chinta mat kar-e-insaan”.

On the occasion of Harikishan Goswami’s (aka Manoj Kumar) 79th birthday today (24 july 2016), here is a song from this 1975 movie which was directed by Sohanlal Kanwar. It had music by Shankar of Shankar- Jaikishan duo. It should be noted that the music was always credited as Shankar- Jaikishan till Shankar passed away in 1987. (Jaikishan had passed away in 1971).

This was the first time Hema Malini paired up with Manoj Kumar. Post this they acted in three other films- Dus Numbri and Santosh (in the late 80s) and in Kranti (1981). The 1977 “Shirdi Ke Sai Baba” which was produced by Manoj Kumar had the pair in a special appearance but there Hema played Rajendra Kumar’s wife (a Doctor). This movie had Vithalbhai Patel, Verma Malik, Hasrat Jaipuri, M.G.Hasmat, and Vishweshawar Sharma as lyricists.

Today’s entertaining song has some bit of preaching in it. It starts with “Geeta ke Bol” “Karmne Vadhikaraste Ma Phaleshu Kadachana”. The song has Manoj Kumar and Hema Malini dressed as Sanyaasis –I am not sure if they are in disguise. Various characters enter the scene as the song progresses- Aruna Irani as a Sanyaasin, Prem Chopra and Raj Mehra as Bhakts, and lastly Premnath as a Dhongi Baba. The duet is by Mukesh and Lata Mangeshkar, written by Vishweshwar Sharma.

Some trivia that I read somewhere (only the gyaanis in the blog can confirm this: I have read somewhere that post “Sangam” (1964) Lata Mangeshkar had stopped singing for the duo. She re associated with Shankar for this movie.

So let us wish Manoj Kumar who was awarded the Dadasaheb Phalke award this year a long and healthy life.
Happy Birthday to you Mr. Bharat a.k.a Manoj Kumar


Song-Karm kiye jaa phal ki ichcha mat kar ae insaan (Sanyaasi)(1975) Lata,Mukesh, Lyrics-Vishweshwar Sharma, MD-Shankar Jaikishan
Both

Lyrics

Aaaaa
aaaaa
aaaaa haa
karmanye vaadhikaaraste
ma phaleshu kadachan

karam kiye ja phal ki ichcha mat kar ae insaan
jaise karm karega waise phal dega bhagwaan
ye hai geeta ka gyaan
ye hai geeta ka gyaan
ye hai geeta ka gyaan
ye hai geeta ka gyaan
ye hai geeta ka gyaan
ye hai geeta ka gyaan

karm kiye ja phal ki ichcha mat kar ae insaan
jaise karam karega waise phal dega bhagwaan
ye hai geeta ka gyaan
ye hai geeta ka gyaan
ye hai geeta ka gyaan
ye hai geeta ka gyaan
ye hai geeta ka gyaan
ye hai geeta ka gyaan

is praani ka kasht door karo mahaaraaj
yeh kaun hai devi
kya kasht hai isse

roop chand hai resham waala
kapde ka vyaapaari
bees baras tak saath mein reh kar
bhaag gayi iski naari
aur agar wo saath mein rehti
mar jaati bechaari

(accha)
pati dev ke man bhaayi thi bala ek kuwaanri
(Arrarara)
pati bana patni ka dushman
sankat mein thi jaan
jaise karam karega waise phal dega bhagwaan

ye hai geeta ka gyaan
ye hai geeta ka gyaan
ye hai geeta ka gyaan
ye hai geeta ka gyaan

gurudev
is kanya ka mukhda toh bhola bhaala hai
kintu
kintu
kintu kya?

mrignayni si chanchal baala
man mein liye udaasi
dukh ke andar dabi huyi hai
sukh ki hai abhilaashi
kisi ke ghar ki raajkumaari
bani kisi ki daasi
majboori ke aankh mein aansoo
palken phir bhi pyaasi
(hmm hmm)
pal pal dhoye armaanon ke ganga jal se praan
jaise karam karega waise phal dega bhagwaan

ye hai geeta ka gyaan
ye hai geeta ka gyaan
ye hai geeta ka gyaan
ye hai geeta ka gyaan

aap toh gyaani hain
anataryaami hain
bataaye na maharaj
kya devi?

kaun si duwidha aapke charno mein inko le aayi
kis chinta mein magan hain dono
kyun aanhken pathrayi
ye mare huye hai ya jeewit
bas marne hi wale hai devi (han)
inka anth nikat hain
tathaastu
in donon dushton ne milkar aisi chaal chalaai
ek kans mama ban baitha
ek duryodhan bhai
krishna kans ka todega phir kalyug mein abhimaan
jaise karam karega waise phal dega bhagwaan

ye hai geeta ka gyaan
ye hai geeta ka gyaan
ye hai geeta ka gyaan
ye hai geeta ka gyaan

hain
gurudev!
yeh main kya dekh rahi hoon
jinke darshanon ko duniya tarasti hain
swayam darshan dene aayein hain

pohuncha hua hai saadhu
kya kya chamatkar dikhlaaye
bholi janta bole ishwar
roop badal ke aaye
yeh janta ki bhool hai devi
hmm
yeh mahaapaapi hain ghor apradhi hain
achaa
ved shaastron ki bhaasha ko yeh dhongi kya jaane
ye pooja karwaye apni
prabhu ko kya pehchaane
ye sadhu ke bhesh mein daaku roz pakhand rachaye
rishiyon ko badnaam kare
santon pe daagh lagaye
din me daake daale paapi
raat mein katal karaaye
(raam raam raam)
sach bole sanyaasi iska kabhi na ho kalyaan
jaise karam karega waise phal dega bhagwaan
ye hai geeta ka gyaan
ye hai geeta ka gyaan
ye hai geeta ka gyaan
ye hai geeta ka gyaan
karam kiye ja phal ki ichcha mat kar ae insaan
jaise karam karega waise phal dega bhagwaan
ye hai geeta ka gyaan
ye hai geeta ka gyaan
ye hai geeta ka gyaan
ye hai geeta ka gyaan
ye hai geeta ka gyaan
ye hai geeta ka gyaan


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“Dil Ki Basti”(1947) was directed by Wahid Qureshi for Aaina Pictures. The movie had Masood, Nigar Sultana, Amar, Urmila, Lalita Pawar, Tiwari etc in it.

Three songs from the movie has been discussed in the past.

Here is the fourth song from “Dil Ki Basti”(1949) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Geeta Dutt. Shakeel Badayuni is the lyricist. Music is composed by Ghulam Mohammad.

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

I am unable to get the lyrics of the song right at a few places to my satisfaction. I request our readers with keener ears to help fill in the blanks/ suggest corrections in the lyrics as applicable.


Song-Jal jal ke kahen ham jee se (Dil Ki Basti)(1949) Singer-Geeta Dutt, Lyrics-Shakeel Badayuni, MD-Ghulam Mohammad

Lyrics

jal jal ke
jal jal ke kahen hum ji se
kyun pyaar kiya thha kisi se ae
jal jal ke
jal jal ke kahen hum ji se
kyun pyaar kiya thha kisi se ae
jal jal ke

dil de ke unhen hum haar gaye
sab apne jatan de(?) paar gaye
ummeed ka daaman chaak hua aa aa
ik aag lagi dil khaak hua aa aa
majboor hai dil ki lagi se
jalta hai kaun khushi se ae
jal jal ke
jal jal ke kahen hum ji se
kyun pyar kiya thha kisi se ae
jal jal ke

taqdeer mein jo thha ho ke raha
kya socha thha kya ho ke raha
is ranj se aahen kyun na bharen aen aen
is gham ki shiqaayat kyun na karen aen aen
dil jis ko diya marzi se
sukh paaya aaj usi se ae
jal jal ke
jal jal ke kahen hum ji se
kyun pyaar kiya thha kisi se ae
jal jal ke


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“Shaanti”(1947) was directed by S U Sunny for Firdaus Art Productions, Bombay. The movie had Vijaylaxmi, Jeewan, Afzhal, Latika, Sunalini Devi, Pratima Devi, Sharda, Shabnam, Munees Begam, Mustaf, Ameer, A R Kashmiri, Master Ratan, Sulemaan etc in it.

There were ten songs in this obscure movie that were equally obscure. Two of these songs have been discussed in the past.

Here is the third song from “Shaanti”(1947) to be discussed in the blog. This is a melancholic song which is sung by Parul Ghosh. Shakeel Badayuni is the lyricist. Music is composed by B S Thakur.

Only the audio of this 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 picturisation of this song. I request our readers with keener ears to help fill in the blanks/ suggest corrections wherever applicable.


Song-Mere dil ki duniya ujad gayi (Shaanti)(1947) Singer-Parul Ghosh, Lyrics-Shakeel Badayuni, MD-B S Thakur

Lyrics

Mere dil ki duniya ujad gayi
Mere dil ki duniya ujad gayi
main karoon to kis’se gilaa karoon
na wahi mere na jahaan mera
kahaan jaaun haaye main kya karoon
Mere dil ki duniya ujad gayi

hai zamaanaa mujhse khafa khafa
hai zamaanaa mujhse khafa khafa
kahin zulm hai to kahin dagaa
kahin zulm hai to kahin dagaa
nahin ?? koi jagah
jahaan chhup ke ro hi liya karoon
?na wahi mere na jahaan mera
kahaan jaaun haaye main kya karoon
Mere dil ki duniya ujad gayi

prabhu mujh gareeb ki jaan par
ye jahaan (?) aur ?? museebaten
prabhu mujh gareeb ki jaan par
ye jahaan (?) aur ?? museebaten
ye bala na laut ke aa sake
kaho mar na jaaun to kya karoon
na wahi mere na jahaan mera
kahaan jaaun haaye main kya karoon
Mere dil ki duniya ujad gayi


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“Saajan Ka Ghar”(1948) was directed by Shori Daulatalvi for Navyug Chitrapat, Bombay. The movie had Jairaj, Ranjana, Kusum Deshpande, Vasant Thengdi, Vishnu Mehrotra, Uma Dutt, Latifa Khanam etc in it.

The movie had nine songs in it and they have all ended up becoming as obscure as the movie itself.

Here is the first song from “Saajan Ka Ghar”(1948) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Sitaara Bai. Saraswati Kumar Deepak is the lyricist. Music is composed by K S Sagar.

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

The movie as well as the music director make their debut in the blog with this song.


Song-Gairon ke sang jaane waale (Saajan Ka Ghar)(1948) Singer-Sitaara Bai, Lyrics-Saraswati Kumar Deepak, MD-K S Sagar

Lyrics

gairon ke sang jaane waale
gairon ke sang jaane waale
sapnon mein kyun aate ho o
sapnon mein kyun aate ho
gairon ke sang jaane waale

nainon ka jaadoo u u u
kaise daala
apna kar daala matwaala
o bedardi harjaayi sajan
?? kyun tadpaate ho
sapnon mein kyun aate ho
gairon ke sang jaane waale
sapnon mein kyun aate ho o
sapnon mein kyun aate ho

chaandni raaten
chaandni raaten roz saajan
aise kya majboor ho saajan
aise kya majboor ho saajan
main pyaar ka haath badhaati hoon
tum dil ka dard badhaate ho
sapnon mein kyun aate ho
gairon ke sang jaane waale

baat na samjhi
pyaar na jaana
nehaa lagaana hai ae ae
jaan ganwaana
aas ka deepak bujhta hai
bujhta hai
aas ka deepak bujhta hai
jab dil mein aag lagaate ho
sapnon mein kyun aate ho
gairon ke sang jaane waale
sapnon mein kyun aate ho o
sapnon mein kyun aate ho


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Three years ago on this day, we had a song from the 1974 Balaji Arts’ “Kunwara Baap” in the blog. Today let us have one more song from the same movie. This is the song with which the movie opens and the movie titles roll on the screen as the song progresses.

It is shot in the Bangalore of the 70s. Now I remember my Dad telling me that we had visited the city in 1969 and he has taken me around the town. (It is an over grown town now trying to project itself as a metro these days. This is my personal opinion I am sorry if the native Bangloreans among the readers of this blog are hurt by my feeling.)

Okay coming back to the song; it is written by Majrooh Sultanpuri in chaste Shivaji Nagar (a locality in Bangalore) Hindi. Now this language reminds one of the Hyderabadi way of speaking Hindi. The movie itself was shot extensively in Bangalore. Of all the landmarks that we see in the song I could recognize the Vidhan Soudha, the High Court complex and I think he also cycles through the Lalbaugh. There is a battle tank that is shown in the song; Bangalore has a few of them at various locations in the city to commemorate the various wars India has waged.

I am sure all our regular Atulites would have guessed the purpose behind posting this song today. Yes today; the 23rd of July 2016; we are remembering the comedian actor- Mehmood, on his death anniversary.

He was one of Eight children of stage actor cum dancer Mumtaz Ali and Latifunnissa. His father Mumtaz Ali was also a huge star of the 40s and 50s.

Mehmood had worked in Kismet as a child and did odd jobs like Table Tennis teacher to Meena Kumari and driver to P.L. Santoshi. After getting married and becoming a father, he decided to act to earn a better living and he started out with small roles in films like “CID”; “Do Bigha Zameen” and “Pyaasa”.

He also did some lead roles but he USP was his comedy. He was also a filmmaker who helped launch a few careers in Bollywood and the list could contain many famous names. His last released movie was “Dushman Duniya Ka” but the last hit in which he is remembered is Rajkumar Santoshi’s “Andaz Apna Apna”.

He died in his sleep on 23rd July 2004 in Pennsylvania where he had gone for treatment of heart disease.

On the occasion of his death anniversary, here is a Kishore Kumar song which has music by Rajesh Roshan. This song shows the various colours of life that bothers the common man even today even after the passage of more than forty years. The movie showed Mehmood in a different act in an altogether different role compared to the comedy roles that he was normally known for.


Song-Main hoon ghoda ye hai gaadi (Kunwaara Baap)(1974) Singer-Kishore Kumar, Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD-Rajesh Roshan
Mehmood
Chorus

Lyrics

Huriya
huri happu happu houriya

Huriya aa
aa aa
huri happu happu houriya
aa aa
aa aa
huri happu happu houriya
aa aa
aa aa

main hoon ghoda
ye hai gaadi,
meri riksha sabse niraali ee
ho
na gori hai na ye kaali ee
ho ho ho ho
ho ho ho ho
ghar tak pahuncha dene waali
main hoon ghoda aa
yeh hai gaadi ee
meri riksha sab se niraali ee
ho o
na gori hai na ye kaali ee
ho ho ho ho ho
ho ho ho ho ho
ghar tak pahuncha dene waali

pappapapa
papapapa
o o o o

oye
arre saamne kya dekh rahe
unhe peechhe se paakit maar rahen hain

ek rupaiya bhaada
passenger itna jaada
malaa naako re naako re naako
malaa naako re naako re naako
ho dubla patla chalega
aada tirchha chalega
saala ho ya ho woh Saali ee
ho o
yaane ki aadhi gharwaali ee
ho ho ho ho
ho ho ho ho
ghar tak pahuncha dene waali

dai(?) hawaldaar
khaali motor dikh rahi kya
rikshawale ko bhi dekho bhai

hmm
hmm hmm
ek dikhaakar beedi,
thhukwaa di chaar gaadi
arre paise ka khela hai khela
arre paise ka khela hai khela
haan
jo marzi hai kara lo
paakit se note nikaalo
phir le jaao jeb khaali ee
he he he he
baaju hat burke waali
ho ho ho ho
ho ho ho ho
ghar tak pahuncha dene waali

hum aazaad hain mister
kya insaan aur kya janwar
mere desh mein saare baraabar
mere desh mein saare baraabar
ho kutta gadde pe soye
maanav chadar ko roye
zindagi lagti hai gaali ee
ho o
zindagi lagti hai gaali ee
ho ho ho ho
ho ho ho ho ho
ghar tak pahuncha dene waali
main hoon ghoda
ye hai gaadi
meri riksha sab se niraali ee
ho o
na gori hai na ye kaali ee
ho ho ho ho
ho ho ho ho ho
ghar tak pahuncha dene waali
he he he
ghar tak pahuncha dene waali
ho
ghar tak pahuncha dene waali ee
hey
ghar tak pahuncha dene waali


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“Jaan Pehchaan”(1950) was directed by Fali Mistry for United Technician, Bombay. The movie had Nargis, raj Kapoor, Jeewan, Shyama, Dulari, Amar, Mukri, Amir Bano, Sankatha etc in it.

There were nine songs in this movie have five of them have been discussed in the past.

Here is the sixth song from “Jaan Pehchaan”(1950) to appear in the blog. This melancholic song is sung by Geeta Dutt and it is picturised on Nargis. Shakeel Badayuni is the lyricist.

Khemchand Prakash and Manna Dey are credited as the music directors of this movie but the distribution of songs between the two is not known.


Song-Dil mein ik hasrat e barbaad liye baithhe hain (Jaan Pehchaan)(1950) Geeta Dutt, Shakeel Badayuni, MD-Khemchand Prakash

Lyrics

bhoolne waale tujhe apni jafaaon ki qasam

dekh le aake zara
hampe gujarte hain jo gham

dil mein ik hasrat e barbaad liye baithe hain
dil mein ik hasrat e barbaad liye baithe hain
tu nahin hai to teri yaad liye baithe hain
tu nahin hai to teri yaad liye baithe hain
dil mein ik hasrat e barbaad liye baithe hain

aa ke tujhe bin meri duniya mein ujaala hi nahin een
aa ke tujhe bin meri duniya mein ujaala hi nahin
gham ke maaron ka koi poochhne waala hi nahin
gham ke maaron ka koi poochhne waala hi nahin
haaye kab se dil e naashaad liye baithe hain
dil mein ik hasrat e barbaad liye baithe hain

ham bhi majboor huye ae ae
ham bhi majboor huye
pyaar bhi badnaam hua
ham bhi majboor huye
pyaar bhi badnaam hua
chaar din hans ke bitaane ka ye anjaam hua
chaar din hans ke bitaane ka ye anjaam hua
dil mein gham honthon pe fariyaad liye baithe hain
tu nahin hai to teri yaad liye baithe hain
dil mein ik hasrat e barbaad liye baithe hain


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“Chor Baazaar”(1954) was produced and directed by P N Arora for All India Pictures, Bombay. The movie had Sumitra Devi, Shammi Kapoor, Chitra, Kammo, Amar, Wazir Mohammad Khan, Shameem, Ram Avtar, Cuckoo, S M Abbas, Parasram, Munshi Munaqqa, Jagdish Kanwal, Sheetal, Om Prakash etc with Wasti, Randhir and Shashikala as guest artists.

Four songs from the movie have been discussed in the past. Here is the fifth song from the movie to appear in the blog.

This song is sung by Asha Bhonsle and chorus. Shakeel Badayuni is the lyricist. Music is composed by Sardar Malik.

I am unable to identify the actors visible in the picturisation of this song which shows a lady playing a stringed instument and lip syncing the song while several female dancers dance in the presence of a princess. My guess is that Chitra lip syns the song while Sumitra Devi is the princess. I request our knowledgeable readers to help identify the actors in the picturisation.

The record of this song contains the name of Shamshad Begam instead of Asha Bhonsle and that is why HFGK too have mentioned this song as sung by Sahmshad Begam and chorus. But in the corrigendum, HFGK has mentioned the fact that the voice is Asha Bhonsle’s rather than Shamshad Begam, notwithstanding what the record label mentions.


Song-Taaron ki paalki mein aayi jawaani (Chor Baazaar)(1954) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Shakeel Badayuni, MD-Sardar Malik
Chorus

Lyrics

lalalalalala
lalalaalalala

taaron ki paalki mein aayi jawaani
ho aayi jawaani
aayi jawaani
huyi duniya deewaani
aayi jawaani
huyi duniya deewaani
duniya deewaani
ho duniya deewaani ee
taaron ki paalki mein aayi jawaani
ho aayi jawaani

lalalalalala
lalalaalalala
lalalalalala
lalalaalalala

aankhon mein kaajal bhar ke
kaajal bhar ke
zulfon mein baadal bhar ke
baadal bhar ke
masti mein khoi khoi
keh de(?) zara bhi koi
masti mein khoi khoi
keh de(?) zara bhi koi
jhoom chali angdaai
lalalalala
aayi jawaani hui duniya deewaani
aayi jawaani hui duniya deewaani
duniya deewaani
ho o duniya deewaani ee
taaron ki paalki mein aayi jawaani
ho aayi jawaani

lalalalalalala
lalalalala

phoolon ne daaman chooma
daaman chooma
aankhen milin dil jhooma
lo dil jhooma
honthon ne(?) nagme gaayi banke qayaamat aayi
honthon ne(?) nagme gaayi banke qayaamat aayi
dil mein baji shehnaai
lalalalalala
aayi jawaani hui duniya deewaani
aayi jawaani hui duniya deewaani
duniya deewaani
ho o duniya deewaani ee
taaron ki paalki mein aayi jawaani
ho aayi jawaani


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“Hazaar Raaten”(1953) was produced and directed by Jayant Desai. The movie had Rehana, Agha, Bipin Gupta, Manhar Desai, Cuckoo, Satyanarayan, Kuldeep Akhtar, Rewashankar, Gajendra Singh, Yunus, Shakuntala, Anir Banu etc in it.

The movie had ten songs in it. Three songs from the movie have been discussed in the past.

Here is the fourth song from “Hazaar Raaten'(1953) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Shamshad Begam. Shakeel Badayuni is the lyricist. Music is composed by Ghulam Mohammad.

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


Song-Thhandi hawa mein jiya doley (Hazaar Raaten)(1953) Singer-Shamshad Begam, Lyrics-Shakeel Badayuni, MD-Ghulam Mohammad

Lyrics

thhandi hawa mein jiya doley
ho khaaye hichkoley
jawaani meri deewaani
jawaani meri deewaani
thhandi hawa mein jiya doley
ho khaaye hichkoley
jawaani meri deewaani
jawaani meri deewaani

ho o o o
dekh dekh saawan ki badariya aa aa
man mein uthhe lahariya aa
man mein uthhe lahariya
dekh dekh saaawan ki badariya
man mein uthhe lahariya
ho o o o
o o
sapnon ki bagiya mein jaise aaye koi saanwariya
sapnon ki bagiya mein jaise aaye koi saanwariya
haaye
aasha ko pyaar ke hindoley jhulaaye haule haule
jawaani meri deewaani
jawaani meri deewaani
thhandi hawa mein jiya doley
ho khaaye hichkoley
jawaani meri deewaani
jawaani meri deewaani

ho o o
o o o
pyaar basa ho man ke andar
phir kyun ho ghar soona aa
pyaar basa ho man ke andar
phir kyun ghar ho soona
ho o o o
o o
saawan bhi aur saajan bhi hai rang khushi ka doona
saawan bhi aur saajan bhi hai rang khushi ka doona
haaye
?? papiha jab boley bharam mera kholey
jawaani meri deewaani
jawaani meri deewaani
thhandi hawa mein jiya doley
ho khaaye hichkoley
jawaani meri deewaani
jawaani meri deewaani


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

The ghazal ‘na kisi ki aankh kaa noor hoon’ has been embroiled in a debate about its authorship. This ghazal became popular and well known when Mohammed Rafi sang it for the film ‘Laal Qila’ (1960). The ghazal was credited to Bahadur Shah Zafar, the last Mughal emperor. In fact, this ghazal was picturised on Bahadur Shah Zafar, this role played by M Kumar. The sentiment expressed in the ghazal fitted very well with the status of Bahadur Shah Zafar as the last Mughal king whose writ did not work beyond the walled city of Delhi. It was this that probably led many to believe that the ghazal was the expression of his inner feelings of sorrow and self-pity.

However, there were some Urdu laureates who believed that the ghazal was written by Muztar Khairabadi (1865-1927). But there was no credible evidence to prove the authorship of this ghazal. It was believed that the house in which Muztar’s collections of poems and other works were kept was burned down by hooligans during the communal riots in Delhi in 1947. With this, much of his literary works was destroyed. Both Jaan Nisar Akhtar and Javed Akhtar, the son and grandson respectively of Muztar Khairabadi kept mum on the issue of the authorship of the ghazal. This gave credence to the belief that they did not possess any evidence (at that time) to prove that the ghazal was written by Murtaza Khairabadi.

It is said that Muztar Khairabadi was the magistrate for the states of Tonk (now in Rajasthan) and Gwalior (now in Madhya Pradesh). He was known for his unbiased judgements which were often delivered in extemporaneous verses. He was famous for his judgement on Nathumal’s case which came for hearing to him. The Maharaja of Gwalior had sent instructions to Muztar Khairabadi to deliver the judgement against Nathumal. But he set him free. Having displeased his royal patron, he left his judicial service and fled to Bhopal. It is also said that some of his literary works and other belongings were kept with one of his friends to be collected later. However, that day never came. Later, the friend handed over his belongings to his son, Jaan Nisar Akhtar. He was in the process of publishing his father’s poems when he died in 1976.

During the shifting of his flat, the bundles of Muztar Khairabadi’s works came to Javed Akhtar. He has explained as to how he stumbled upon the unpublished poems, in his chat with ‘The Indian Express’ which was published in December 5, 2015 issue. Excerpts below:

“I found a cardboard box filled with odds and ends among my grandfather’s things. Not knowing what to do with it, I kept it in storage and promptly forgot about it,” he said. It was much later that he found letters from Muztar’s friends, literary luminaries and manuscripts of Khairabadi’s collection of unpublished poetry in his own handwriting.

Akhtar further added that the collection then appeared ready for printing, for it had a title, ‘Khirman,’ appended by his grandfather. The contents of the collection have now transformed into a handsomely produced five-volume compendium. He said while none of Muztar Khairabadi’s poems were published during his lifetime, he was nevertheless a bit of an urban legend.

Akhtar said: “A very famous ghazal of Muztar, ‘Na kisi ki aankh ka noor hoon, na kisi ke dil ka qaraar hoon, jo kisi ke kaam na aa sakey main woh ek musht-e-ghubaar hoon’ (I am the light of no one’s eyes, the throb of no one’s heart, I am that fistful of dust that can be of no use to anyone) has been wrongly ascribed to Bahadur Shah Zafar, the last Mughal emperor.

Having found the manuscript of the ghazal in Muztar’s own handwriting, it has now been proved beyond doubt that the ghazal ‘na kisi ki aankh ka noor hoon’ was indeed written by Muztar Khairabadi. Another evidence of the authorship of the ghazal is that the maqta she’r of the ghazal contains nom de plume ‘Muztar’. The full ghazal is here.

It is interesting to note that ‘Laal Qila’ (1960) was not the first film in which the ghazal ‘na kisi ki aankh ka noor hoon’ was used. Before that, this ghazal was sung by Rajkumari Dubey in the film TOOTE TAARE (1948) under the music direction of Shaukat Ali (Naashaad). Obviously, in this film also, the ghazal was credited to Bahadur Shah Zafar.

Toote Taare (1948) had 8 songs and two of them have been covered in the Blog. I am presenting the 3rd song from the film, a rare one as mentioned earlier. I could not locate the video of this ghazal on YT. Hence, I have made the video from the mp3 clip which I got it from Dr Surjit Singh’s Website and uploaded the same on YT.

S N Tripathi composed the ghazal for ‘Laal Qila’ (1960) keeping in view the state of mind in which Bahadur Shah Zafar was going through after his empire was collapsing and it was confined to only a part of Delhi. But Naashaad has given a different treatment in his composition. Probably, sentiments in the ghazal reflected the state of mind of the heroine in line with the story of the film.


Song-Na kisi ki aankh ka noor hoon (Toote Taare)(1948) Singer-Rajkumari, Lyrics-Muztar Khairabadi, MD-Nashaad

Lyrics

aa aa aa
aa aa aa

na kisi ki aankh kaa noor hoon
na kisi ke dil kaa qaraar hoon
jo kisi ke kaam naa aa sakey
main wo ek musht-e- ghubaar hoon
na kisi ki aankh kaa noor hoon

meraa rang roop bigad gaya aa aa aaa
mera rang roop bigad gaya aa aa aaa
meraa yaar mujhse bichhad gaya
meraa yaar mujhse bichhad gaya aa
jo chaman khizaan se ujad gaya
jo chaman khizaan se ujad gaya
main ussi ki fasl-e-bahaar hoon
main ussi ki fasl-e-bahaar hoon
na kisi ki aankh kaa noor hoon
na kisi ke dil kaa qaraar hoon
na kisi ki aankh kaa noor hoon

main nahin hoon naghma-e-jaan fiza aa aa
mujhe sun ke koi karega kyaa
mujhe sun ke koi karega kyaa aa
main bade birog ki hoon sadaa
main bade birog ki hoon sadaa
kisi dil jale ki pukaar hoon
kisi dil jale ki pukaar hoon
naa kisi ki aankh kaa noor hoon
na kisi ke dil kaa qaraar hoon
jo kisi ke kaam naa aa sakey
main wo ek musht-e- ghubar hoon
naa kisi ki aankh kaa noor hoon


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

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The Voice of Mukesh #69
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The film industry has seen many stars, who, by logical analysis, should not have been. Let me mention the names of four male singers, who have become legends now – Saigal Sb, Rafi Sb, Mukesh, and Kishore Kumar. Besides all four of them being singers who have rendered songs that have become timeless in their essence and popularity, there is one more common thread that runs through their lives. None of these four had any recognized formal training in classical music. And yet, their voice, their renditions, the emotional alchemy contained therein – has an element of something that can only be attributed to providence.
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