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


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Blog Day : 3655 Post No. : 14515

Regulars of this blog know that we in this blog have had a few events that were eagerly anticipated and looked forward to. The event of the blog clocking 10000th is still fresh in everyone’s mind.

10000 is a round figure but we subsequently managed to create anticipation for some unusual numbered posts as well- what we called honky tonk numbers. Post number 11111 in the blog was a very special number. People began to make guesses about the song that was likely to become song post number 11111 in the blog. There were tell tale signals and clues that regulars could work on. By the time the target approached closer, regulars, after some false leads began to close in on the correct song. By the time the event arrived, people had already guessed (correctly) about the song that was going to be song post number 11111 in the blog.

That song was a very special song. It had the voices of four major singers of HFM, namely Rafi, Kishore Kumar, Mukesh and Lata. And that song was the only occasion when these four singers had come together to sing a movie song.

How did our regulars guess that this song was going to be song number 11111 ? They noticed that the number of songs by these singers in the blog were approaching their 90s. By the time the blog reached song number 11104, all the four singers were on their respective nervous 99s. So once people realised this fact so they began to look for songs that contained all the four voices . And soon enough they zeroed in on the song of “Amar Akbar Anthony”(1977) namely Hamko tumse ho gaya hai pyaar kya karen (Amar Akbar Anthony) .

That was in 2015. A similar exercise has been undertaken in 2018 as well, but this time secrecy has been maintained so well that no regulars have apparently got any wind of it. Four major singers are once again approaching their respective 99s but no regulars seem to have noticed it. 🙂

Even if they somehow noticed it, and guess that a song containing all these four voices was to be covered, would they have guessed the song this time ? Difficult to say.

While on my mission of YIPPying movies on the blog, I had posted the seventh song (out of eight) of “Pyaar Kiye Ja”(1966) in december 2017. Then I decided against posting the final song and YIPPYing the movie, even though the song was readily available. Reason ? I discovered that this song was a SPECIAL song. It was sung by four major HFM singers, viz. Lata, Kishore Kumar, Manna Dey and Asha Bhonsle. So, it occured to me that I should try something along the lines of the “Amar Akbar Anthony”(1977) song. But it was easier said than done. All these four artists were far far away from their respective centuries. Moreover, posting of songs in the blog nowadays is not as prolific as it used to be during 2011 to 2014. So I decided to be patient. So it is after patiently posting relevant songs that all the four singers finally reached their 99s.

My plan was to coincide the posting of this song with the date of 19 july 2018 when the blog would have turned TEN years old. But I was unable to stick to this target for various reasons.

Now, two days later, things have fallen in place. All the four singers are in their respective 99s.

So here is this special song from “Pyaar Kiye Jaa”(1966). The movie had eight songs in it. Details of the seven songs that were covered in the past is as follows:-

Song Title Post Date
 Dil hamne de diyaa  30 July 2009
 O meri mainaa tu maan le meraa kahnaa  5 Sept 2009
 Phool ban jaaungaa shart ye hai magar  9 Jan 2012
 Kisne pukaara mujhe main aa gayee  5 may 2012
 Din jawaani ke chaar yaar  1 apr 2015
Kehne ki nahin baat magar ab zor se kehna hai 24 Dec 2016
Gore haathhon par na zulm karo 6 Dec 2017

With this song, the song tally of the singers of this song stands as following:-

Singer Number of songs in the blog
 Lata  3400
 Asha Bhonsle  2500
 Kishore Kumar  1100
 Manna Dey  500

The movie “Pyaar Kiye Jaa”(1966) was produced and directed by C V Sridhar. The movie, a romantic comedy was a remake of his own Tamil comedy movie “Kadhalikka Neramillai”(1964). “Pyaar Kiye Jaa”(1966) had Shashi Kapoor, Rajshree (south), Kishore Kumar, Kalpana, Mehmood, Om Prakash, Mumtaz, Chaman Puri etc in it. Mehmood and Om Prakash, playing son and father, were both nominated for the Filmfare award for the best comedian of the year and it was Mehmood who finally got the award.

“Pyaar Kiye Jaa”(1966) was a moderate hit in its time, unlike the original Tamil version. Nevertheless the maker went on to remake this movie in Telugu and Kannada as well. With time, “Pyaar Kiye Jaa”(1966) has made its mark as among the better comedy movies made in Hindi.

The song, which has four by now legendary singers lending their voices iin it is picturised on Shashi Kapoor (lip syncing in Manna Dey’s voice), Rajshree (south)-singing in Lata’s voice, Kishore Kumar (singing for himself) and Kalpana (singing in Asha Bhonsle’s voice). I find it difficult to differentiate between the two ladies, that is how similar they look to my eyes which are untrained to identify HF actresses of yore. 🙂

The song is penned by Rajinder Krishan, the favourite lyricist of South Indian film makers remaking their movie into Hindi. Music is composed by Laxmikant Pyarelal.

Is this song the only occasion when these four singers came together in a HF song ? I have no idea. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on this matter. In any case, this song sees all these four legendary singers complete their individual centuries in the blog in one fell swoop, as they used to say in old American novels. 🙂

It may look that easy, but of course it was not so. Careful and patient planning for nearly seven months was involved. As the singers count inched towards their centuries, I realised that Asha Bhonsle could reach her century upsetting the plas if we were not careful. So I reminded Sudhir Ji not to post any more Asha Bhonsle songs till I was done with this song. 🙂

Finally this song gets covered in the blog. With this the movie gets YIPPEED. I do not think we have seen so much elaborate planning to cover just one song. The last such occasion was ofcourse the song post number 11111 in the blog viz the song Hamko tumse ho gaya hai pyaar kya karen (Amar Akbar Anthony) .


Song-Sun le pyaar ki dushman duniya (Pyaar Kiye Jaa)(1966) Singers-Manna Dey, Lata, Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal

sun le
sun le
sun le
sun le

sun le
pyaar ki dushman duniya
dilvalo kay afsaane
chal pade jo dhun mein
to phir kab rukte hain deewaane
sun le ae ae
sun le pyaar ki dushman duniya
dilwaalon ke afsaane
chal pade to dhun mein
to phir kab rukte hain dewaane
sun le ae ae

aa ha ha
aa aa aa
lalalalalalala
lalalaalala

keh rahee hai jhoom ke ye bahaar
kar bhee le pyaar deewaana waar
dil mein kisi ko basaa le
duniya se kya darna
keh rahi hai jhoom ke ye bahaar
kar bhi le pyaar dewaanawaar
dil mein kisi ko basaa le
duniya se kya darna
sun le ae ae
sun le pyaar ki dushman duniya
dilwaalon ke afsaane
chal pade jo dhun mein
to phir kab rukte hain dewaane
sun le ae ae

aa aa haa haa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa haa
aa aa aa
hmm hmm
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
tara rum pum
lalalala
tararum pum
lalalalala
tarararumpum
aa aa aa

main to hoon raahi teri manzil ka
ah ha
aaya hoon pyaar ke sahaare
mud ke na peechhe kabhi dekhoonga aan
kitna bhee duniya pukaare
oh devaane
oh tu kya jaane
dil to tujhe de diya hai
duniya ko thukra ke
sun le ae ae
sun le pyaar ki dushman duniya
dilwaalon kay afsane
chal pade jo dhun mein
to phir kab rukte hain dewaane
sun le ae ae

bheega hua sa ye samaa
har shay haseen
har shay jawaan
duniya pe chha jaayen hum tum
duniya hamaari hai
bheega hua sa ye samaa
har shay haseen
har shay jawaan
duniya pe chha jaayen hum tum
duniya hamaari hai
sun le
sun le
sun le
sun le
sun le
pyaar ki dushman duniya
dilwaalon ke afsaane
chal pade jo dhun mein
to phir kab rukte hain deewaane
sunle
sunle pyaar ki dushman duniya
dilwaalon ke afsaane
chal pade jo dhun mein
to phir kab rukte hain dewaane
sun le

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Blog Day : 3655 Post No. : 14514

“Raahi Badal Gaye”(1985) was produced by Ravi Malhotra and directed by Ravi Tandon. The movie had Rishi Kapoor, Shabana Azmi, Suresh Oberoi, Padmini Kolhapure, Prem Kalra, Rajendra Nath, Shakti Kapoor, Asha Lata etc in it.

The movie had six songs in it.

Here is the first song from the movie to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Kishore Kumar and Lata. Gulshan Bawra is the lyricist. Music is composed by R D Burman.

This “expression of love” song is picturised on Rishi Kapoor and Shabana Azmi, with the latter looking out of her comfort zone as she often did in romantic songs.

With this song, “Raahi Badal Gaye”(1985) makes its debut in the blog.


Song-Ek baat dil mein aayi hai kahoon ya na kahoon (Raahi Badal Gaye)(1985) Singers-Kishore Kumar, Lata, Lyrics-Gulshan Bawra, MD-R D Burman
Both

Lyrics

ek baat dil mein aayi hai
kahoon ya na kahoon
ek baat dil mein aayi hai
kahoon ya na kahoon
kehne ka mausam bhi hai
uspe ye tanhaayi hai
kahoon ya na kahoon
o o o
baat dil mein aayi hai
kahoon ya na kahoon
ek baat dil mein aayi hai
kahoon ya na kahoon

kayi baar chaaha maine
tujhi ko churaa loon tujhse
hey kayi baar chaaha maine
tujhi ko chura loon tujhse
kahin waadiyon mein dil ki
duniya sajaa loon tujhse
shaayad tu kuchh samajh gayi
isi liye sharmaayi hai
kahoon ya na kahoon
bolo bolo bolo
baat dil mein aayi hai
kahoon ya na kahoon
ek baat dil mein aayi hai
kahoon ya na kahoon

o o o
o o o
aa aa aa
jhalak teri dekhi pahli
doosra na bhaaya tabse
o o
jhalak teri dekhi pahli
doosra na bhaaya tabse
mere devta is dil mein
tu hi tu samaaya tab se
yahi haqeeqat hai
jo ke barson talak chupaayi hai
kahoon ya na kahoon
bolo bolo bolo
baat dil mein aayi hai
kahoon ya na kahoon
ek baat dil mein aayi hai
kahoon ya na kahoon

der se miley hain lekin
mil to gaye hain aakhir
hey der se miley hain lekin
mil to gaye hain aakhir
chalo phool aashaaon ke
khil to gaye hain aakhir

mil ke bhi hum door hain kyun
pyaar ki ye ruswaayi hai
kahoon ya na kahoon
ho o o
baat dil mein aayi hai
kahoon ya na kahoon
kehne ka mausam bhi hai
uspe ye tanhaayi hai
kahoon ya na kahoon
o o o
baat dil mein aayi hai
kahoon ya na kahoon

lalalalalalalala
lalalaalala


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Blog Day : 3655 Post No. : 14513

“Do Premi”(1980) was directed by Raj Khosla for Shalini Films, Bombay. This “social” movie had Rishi Kapoor,Mausami Chatterji, Om Prakash, I S Johar, Deven Verma, Geeta Bahl, Roopesh Kumar, Aruna Irani, K N Singh, Trilok Kapoor, Gautam Sareen, Bhagwan, C S Dubey, Nawab, Raj Kishore, Kundan, Piloo Wadia, Pal Sharma, Manmauji, Dinu Harish, Mansaram, Noor Dewasi, R R Somaiyya, Uma Khosla, Anita Khosla, Reena Khosla, Raj Bharti (new discovery) etc in it.

The movie had six songs in it. One song from the movie has been covered in the past.

Here is the second song from “Do Premi”(1980) to ppear in the blog. This song is sung by Manna Dey, Kishore Kumar and chorus. Anand Bakshi is the lyricist. Music is composition is by Laxmikant Pyarelal.

The usual far fetched over the top variety of song situation can be seen in the pictturisation. Rishi Kapoor and I S Johar barge into the premises of Om Prakash where he is marrying off his daughter (Mausami Chatterji) to Roopesh Kumar while Rishi Kapoor feels that he, being the hero, who had sung a duet with the lady in the past, should be the groom instead. So this song is a faux badhaai song where they pay underhand compliments to the “credentials” of the would be groom.

One can see many actors in the picturisation. Bhagwan, playing a watchman stands out among them.


Song-Ladki waalon ki taraf se ladke waalon ko…mubaarak ho mubaarak ho (Do Premee)(1980) Singers-Manna Dey, Kishore Kumar, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal
Manna Dey + Kishore Kumar
Chorus

Lyrics

bura ghar ho
bhala ghar ho
hamen kya is’se lena hai
hamaara kaam to beta mubaarakbaad dena hai
ladki waalon ki taraf se ladke waalon ko
ladke waalon ki taraf se ladki waalon ko
mubaarak ho mubaarak ho
mubaarak ho mubaarak ho

mubaarak ho mubaarak ho
mubaarak ho mubaarak ho
ladki waalon ki taraf se ladke waalon ko
ladke waalon ki taraf se ladki waalon ko
mubaarak ho mubaarak ho
mubaarak ho mubaarak ho

ye ladki to hai chaandni se bhi gori
gori
haan gori
ye ladki to hai chaandni se bhi gori
hua kya kisi chaand ki thhi chakori

chaand ki thhi chakori
kiya thha pyaar isne
magar ab
magar ab
magar ab milaati nahin piya se
nazar ab
nazar ab
nazar ab
hua kya kaho kab
hamen kya matlab
daalo khaakh puraani baaton par
kya kahte ho

mubaarak ho mubaarak ho
mubaarak ho mubaarak ho

ye ladka hai achcha
nahin kuchh kharaabi
ye ladka hai achcha
nahin kuchh kharabi

hua kya agar hai zara sa
zara sa
zara sa
zara sa juaari sharaabi
juaari sharaabi
hey girega kabhi to sambhal jaayega ye
ke shaadi hui to
to
to badal jaayega ye
badal jaayega ye
kaha hamne kya kab
khafa ho gaye ye sab

phir ye bhool nahin hogi
bas hamko maaf kar do

mubaarak ho mubaarak ho
mubaarak ho mubaarak ho

ye ladke ka daddy bada paisa waala
ye ladke ka daddy bada paisa waala
hua kya agar iska dhandha hai kaala
ye ladki ka daddy bada hi farishta
magar iski kismat
kahaan joda rishta
kahaan joda rishta
kahaan joda rishta

haseen ye jodi hai
kasar bas thhodi hai
ye rishta nahin manzoor ladke ladki ko
mubaarak ho mubaarak ho
mubaarak ho mubaarak ho

ladki waalon ki taraf se ladke waalon ko
ladke waalon ki taraf se ladki waalon ko

mubaarak ho mubaarak ho
mubaarak ho mubaarak ho


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Blog Day : 3654 Post No. : 14512

“Chaalis Baaba Ek Chor”(1954) was produced by Kamini Kaushal and it was directed by P L Santoshi. The movie had Kamini Kaushal, Balraj Sahni, Smriti Biswas, Om Prakash, David, Chandabai, Jagdeep etc in it.

The movie had twelve songs in it. Seven songs from this movie have been discussed in the past. Here is the eighth song from “Chaalis Baaba Ek Chor”(1954) to appear in the blog. This rare song is sung by Lata and Kishore Kumar alongwith chorus. P L Santoshi is the lyricist. Music is composed by S D Burman.

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


Ae meri guinyaa dulha dulhaniya (Chaalis Baba ek Chor)(1954) Singers-Lata, Kishore Kumar, Lyrics-P L Santoshi, MD-S D Burman
Chorus

ae ae ae ae meri guinyaa
dulha dulhaniya
mil ke kar len jo saath phiraniya
to duniya
basi basi jaaye
he re duniya
duniya
basi basi jaaye

kaanon mein kahi jaaye
kaanon mein kahi jaaye
kaanon mein kahi jaaye
kaanon mein kahi jaaye

pehli phiraniya mein oye meri guinyyan
baat hai kya jo dekh dulhaniya
dulhwa
phiri phiri jaaye re dulhwa
dulhwa phiri phiri jaaye
ho o o
dulhwa
phiri phiri jaaye re dulhwa
dulhwa phiri phiri jaaye
kaanon mein kahi jaaye
kaanon mein kahi jaaye
kaanon mein kahi jaaye
kaanon mein kahi jaaye

dooji phiraniya mein
ae mori guniyya
baat hai kya jo dekh dulhaniya
dulhwa ruki ruki jaaye
re dulhwa
dulhwa ruki ruki jaaye
ho o
dulhwa ruki ruki jaaye re dulhwa
dulhwa ruki ruki jaaye
kaanon mein kahi jaaye
kaanon mein kahi jaaye
kaanon mein kahi jaaye
kaanon mein kahi jaaye

teeji phiraniya mein
o meri guinyyaan
baat hai kya jo dekh dulhaniya
dulhwa jhuki jhuki jaaye
re dulhwa
dulhwa jhuki jhuki jaaye
o o o
dulhwa jhuki jhuki jaaye re dulhwa
dulhwa jhuki jhuki jaaye
kaanon mein kahi jaaye
kaanon mein kahi jaaye
kaanon mein kahi jaaye
kaanon mein kahi jaaye

haaye
ye dilli ki phuljhadiyaan
hai laayi khushi ki ghadiyaan
ye patne ke pataakhe
phooten to karen dhamaake
yoon badle roop dhuwaan ke
jaise faujen gayin hon lad
ho jaise
fauzen gayin hon lad
ho jaise jaise jaise

chauthi phiraniya mein
oye meri guinyaan
baat hai kya jo dekh dulhaniya
dulhwa hati hati jaaye re dulhwa
dulhwa hati hati jaaye
o o o
dulhwa hati hati jaaye re dulhwa
dulhwa hati hati jaaye
kaanon mein kahi jaaye
kaanon mein kahi jaaye
kaanon mein kahi jaaye
kaanon mein kahi jaaye

paanchi phiraniya mein
oye meri guniyaan
baat hai kya jo dekh dulhaniya
dulhwa mudi mudi jaaye
re dulhwa
dulhwa mudi mudi jaaye
o o o
dulhwa mudi mudi jaaye re dulhwa
dulhwa mudi mudi jaaye
kaanon mein kahi jaaye
kaanon mein kahi jaaye
kaanon mein kahi jaaye
kaanon mein kahi jaaye

chhathhi phiraniya mein
oye meri guinyaan
baat hai kya jo dekh dulhaniya
dulhwa adi adi jaaye re dulhwa
dulhwa adi adi jaaye
o o o
dulhwa adi adi jaaye re dulhwa
dulhwa adi adi jaaye
kaanon mein kahi jaaye
kaanon mein kahi jaaye
kaanon mein kahi jaaye
kaanon mein kahi jaaye

haan
ye dilli ki phuljhadiyaan
hai laayi khushi ki ghadiyaan
ye phoolon ki phuljhadiyaan
hai laayi khushi ki ghadiyaan
ye patne ke pataakhe
uthhen to karen dhamaake
ye patne ke pataakhe
aur ye khandwe ke khataake
ye ?? ke chataake
aur phoote to karen dhamaake


This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, 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.

Blog Day : 3654 Post No. : 14511

ruke nahin koi yahaan naami ho ki anaam
koi jaaye subah ko koi jaaye shaam

— Gopal Das Saxena ‘Neeraj’

With the passing away of Gopal Das Saxena ‘Neeraj’ in the evening of July 19, 2018, the country has lost the last doyen of the progressive school of Hindi poetry. And with this, we have lost another ‘Sahir Ludhianvi’ of Hindi film songs. His association with Hindi film industry especially during 1970-75 had taken the Hindi film music to a new height. I would say that Neeraj has elongated the golden period of Hindi film music.

At a time when Hindi poetry were majorly influenced by ‘Chhaayawadi’ (Romanticism) poets like Jaishankar Prasad, Sumitranandan Pant, Suryakant Tripathi ‘Niraala’ and Mahadevi Verma, it was first Harivansh Rai Bachchan followed by Neeraj who departed from the genre of Chhaayawad poetry and started writing in a language understandable to the common man encompassing all the facades of human life. Neeraj was always a people’s poet.

I first became aware of Neeraj as a poet when I was in 9th standard. Our Hindi teacher spoke about him in the context of one of his poems in our syllabus. I do not remember now as to which was the poem. But I distinctly remember to have heard our teacher saying that he was one of the emerging Hindi poets of post-chhaayawad period. After having moulded with the poems of chaayawadi poets during our early high school days, I personally found Neeraj’s poems at that time a bit ordinary as compared with poems of chhaayawadi poets.

In my early college days (first year and intermediate), I came to know more about Neeraj thanks to our Hindi lecturer who was an admirer of his poems. Although I had heard on radio the popular songs from ‘Nai Umar Ki Nai Fasal’ (1965), it was from our Hindi lecturer I came to know that these popular songs were written by none other than Neeraj. At that time, I was not deep into the lyrics of the Hindi film songs. My reaction to this news was one of the surprises – how a Hindi poet could downgrade himself as a lyricist!

It took me another 5 years to appreciate the work of Neeraj as a lyricist by which time I was majorly engrossed in Hindi film music. His popular songs like kaarwaan guzar gaya gubaar dekhte rahe, dekhti hi raho aaj darpan na tum, wo ham na thhe wo tum na thhe made me to go through the lyrics afresh. All these songs looked more poetic than the lyrics which we were used to listen. Yet they were simple to understand.

By now, I had become an ardent admirer of Neeraj. There was a time in the early 70s, when I used to watch films which had Neeraj as lyricist.I recall a few films like ‘Prem Pujari’ (1970), ‘Pehchaan’ (1970), ‘Sharmilee’ (1971), ‘Gambler’ (1971), ‘Tere Mere Sapne’ (1971) etc which I saw in the theatres. I realised that here was a poet who used imageries and metaphors in a novel way to add freshness to the songs. Examples: Shokhiyon mein gholaa jaye phoolon ka shabaab, phoolon ke rang se dil ki kalam se, bas yahi apraadh main har baar karta hoon, khilte hain gul yahaan khil ke bikharne ko, megha chhaaye aadhi raat, jeewan ki bagiya mahkegi, dil aaj shaayar hai gham aaj naghma hai.

After my retirement in 2006, I started reading Neeraj’s non-filmy poetic works and appreciating his poetry. He was really a people’s poet. I can now say that just as popularity of ‘Madhushala’ written by Harivash Rai Bachchan had put his other higher literary works in the background, the popularity of ‘kharwaan guzar gaya gubaar dekhte rahen’ and other hindi film songs of Neeraj have relegated into background. With his more than 5 decades of poetic work, the article would become too long. So I will confine myself mostly to Neeraj’s filmy career in this article.

Gopaldas Neeraj was born on January 4, 1925 in the Purwali village of Etawah district of Uttar Pradesh. At the age of 6, his father passed away. He was sent to his aunt’s house in Etawah for schooling. However, due to the precarious financial condition, Neeraj had to discontinue his studies after 10th standard did some odd jobs at Etawah and later in Delhi in the 1940s to earn for the family. While working, he completed his graduation and in 1953, he passed MA in Hindi literature with first class. He was associated with Dharma Samaj College, Aligarh as Lecturer and retired as a Professor of Hindi literature from the same college.

Neeraj’s inspiration for writing Hindi poems came from a collection of poems titled ‘Nisha Nimantran’ (Invitation to Night) written by Harivansh Rai Bachchan which he had read when he was in 9th class. Thereafter, he started writing poems and attended Kavi Sammelan in which among others, Harivansh Rai Bachchan was the main attractions. By 1960, Neeraj had become one of the most sought after poets for Kavi Sammelan held all over India.

Sometime in 1960, Neeraj visited Bombay (Mumbai) to recite his poems in a Kavi Sammelan. Music director Roshan was one of those from the film industry who was impressed by his poems. Roshan offered him to write lyrics for the film ‘Nai Umar Ki Nai Fasal’ (1965) which Neeraj politely declined stating that he could not leave his job. He however suggested to Roshan that if found suitable, he could select a few of his published poems for the films. So, most of the songs from the film was based on Neeraj’s published poems.

Chandrashekhar, who was producing and directing his maiden film ‘Cha Cha Cha’ (1964) wanted Neeraj to write lyrics for the film. Neeraj obliged him by writing two songs for the film – ‘wo hum na thhe wo tum na thhe’ and ‘subha na aayi shaam na aayi’ which became very popular. He also wrote songs for films like ‘Sati Naari’ (1965), ‘Tu Hi Meri Zindagi’ (1965), Majli Didi’ (1967), Kanyadaan’ (1968) etc. But uptil now, Neeraj had done the song writing as a part time work without leaving his full time job as Lecturer in Dharma Samaj College, Aligarh.

Sometime in early 1960s, Dev Anand had met Neeraj at a mushiara in Mumbai. At that time, Dev Anand had told him that he liked the language in his poems and hope to work with him some day.

One day, Neeraj saw an advertisement of the announcement of the film ‘Prem Pujari’ (1971) in which he saw the name of Dev Anand as director and S D Burman as music director. However, there was no name of song writer. So Neeraj wrote to Dev Anand recalling his conversation at the mushiara in Mumbai and offered to write songs for the film. Within a week, Neeraj got a hand written reply from Dev Anand requesting him to come to Mumbai and meet S D Burman, the music director. In an interview which appeared in May 21, 2015 issue of ‘The Hindu’, Neeraj revealed:

He put me in luxurious hotel in Santa Cruz and paid me Rs.1000 even before signing me. Next day, he took me to S.D. Burman, who showed apprehensions about a poet’s ability to write to tunes and a given situation. Dev Anand said that he should not worry. He should give the tune and if Neeraj failed, he would remain his guest for six days and enjoy Bombay. Burman Da gave me a tune and said the song should start with ‘Rangeela Re’ and it is about a girl who sees her beloved coming to a party with another girl. It should have elements of frustration in love, jealousy and satire. I worked the whole night and came up with ‘rangeela re tere rang mein youn ranga hai mera mann’.

Next day, he went to Dev Anand’s office and showed what he had written. After reading it, he embraced Neeraj and exclaimed how he could do it in one night. He immediately took me to Burman Da’s home and proudly presented me to him and said: See, I told you, Neeraj has done it. When Burman Da listened to it, he said ‘Dev you go now. We will sit together. After Dev Anand left, Burman Da admitted that he gave me this complex situation to make me give up. After that, we three began to bond. …… I wrote my best songs for him and the biggest royalty I get is from the songs that I wrote for Dev Anand, adding that he never signed a contract with him.

After the success of his songs in ‘Prem Pujaari’ (1970), Neeraj left his job at Dharma Samaj College, Aligarh and shifted his base to Mumbai to become a full time lyricist in Mumbai film industry. The success of his songs in films like ‘Pehchan’ (1970), ‘Sharmilee’ (1971), ‘Tere Mere Sapne’ (1971), ‘Gambler’ (1971) etc gave further boost to his career.

During his active career (1970-75) in Hindi film industry, Neeraj mainly worked with S D Burman and Shankar-Jaikishan with whom he had developed good rapport. With the death of Jai Kishan in 1971 and S D Burman in 1975 Neeraj, on record, considered himself as an unlucky poet in Hindi film industry. Sometime after the death of S D Burman, Neeraj bid adieu to Hindi film industry and rejoined as Professor of Hindi literature in Dharma Samaj College, Aligarh. My own gut feeling says that being a sensitive poet, Neeraj may have felt uncomfortable to work with new music directors with whom he might have creative differences.

Neeraj did occasionally write lyrics for some films by sitting at Aligarh in post-1975 period. The last film for which he wrote songs was ‘Chargesheet’ (2011) which happened to be the last film produced and directed by Dev Anand.

As our homage to Neeraj, I have selected a lesser known song from the film ‘Nai Umar Ki Nai Fasal’ (1965) which seems to have become a ‘back-bencher’by his other popular songs from the film. The song is ‘isko bhi apnaata chal’ sung by Mohmmed Rafi and composed by Roshan. The scene in the film is that of Kavi Sammelan where poets are reciting their poems. But the hero Rajeev recites his poem by singing.

The song is of nearly 6 minutes’ duration in the audio clip. However, in the film, it is reduced to about 3 minutes duration by skipping two antaras of the song.

Video Clip:

Audio Clip:

Song-Isko bhi apnaata chal usko bhi apnaata chal(Nai Umar Ki Nai Fasal)(1965) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Neeraj, MD-Roshan

Lyrics(Based on audio)

hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm
isko bhi apnaata chal
usko bhi apnaata chal
raahi hain sab ek dagar ke
sab par pyaar lutaata chal
isko bhi apnaata chal

idhar kafan tak nahin laash par
udhar numaayish resham ki
yahaan swayamvar kare chaandni
wahaan na raat kate gham ki
dharti kankad patthar maare
ambar ugle angaare
koi poochhe baat na is bagiya mein dukhiyaa shabnam ki
sukh ki umr badhaata chal
dukh ko kafan odhaata chal
miley jahaan bhi mahal usey
kutiya ke paas bulaata chal
isko bhi apnaata chal

bikaa biki sab oar machi hai
aane au do aanon par
asmat bikey doraahon par to
pyaar bikey dukaanon par
dagar dagar par mandir masjid
qadam qadam par gurudwaare
bhagwaanon ki basti mein hai
zulm bahut insaanon par
khidki har khulwaata chal
saankal har katwaata chal
is par bhi raushni na ho to
dil kaa diyaa jalaata chal
isko bhi apnaata chal
usko bhi apnaata chal
raahi hain sab ek dagar ke
sab par pyaar lutaata chal
isko bhi apnaata chal

hriday hriday ke beech khaaiyaan
lahu bichhaa maidaanon mein
ghoom rahe hain yuddh sadak par
shaanti chhipi shamshaanon mein
zanjeeren kat gayin magar
aazaad nahin insaan abhi
duniya bhar ki khushi qaid hai
chaandi jade makaanon mein
tat tat raas rachaataa chal
panghat panghat gaataa chal
pyaasaa hai har praan nayan kaa
gangaa-jal chhalkaata chal
isko bhi apnaata chal

nayan nayan tarsen sapnon ko
aanchal tarsen phoolon ko
aangan tarsen tyohaaron ko
galiyaan tarsen jhoolon ko
kisi honth par baje na bansi
kisi haath mein been nahin
umar samadar ki de daali
kis ne chand baboolon ko
soyi kiran jagaata chal
roothi subahen manaata chal
pyaar naqaabon mein na band ho
har ghoonghat khulwaata chal
isko bhi apnaata chal
usko bhi apnaata chal


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Blog Day : 3654 Post No. : 14510

ASAD 10th Anniversary Celebrations – 16
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Discussion of Railway related matters-1
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There are songs that bring back memories. Then there are songs that trigger emotions. The song under discussion is one such song. This song causes so many different kinds of emotions that one hopes that these emotions would occur in slow motion so that one could understand them. Unfortunately such ultra slow motion technology has not yet been invented and so one needs to deal with them in the usual old fashioned way- viz. by taking a breather, collecting oneself and then trying to understand and analyse the things that run through one’s mind when one listens to this song.

So many different kinds of emotional stuff have been packaged in the three stanzas of this song that one is amazed at the ability of the lyricist to express such complex feelings in so few words.

This song was created in 1957, more that sixty years ago. The country was devoid of any development after systematic loot of her resources by the foreign rulers. People were moving to various places all over India in search of new abodes (for people uprooted as a result of partition) as well as employment (lots of new establishments were coming up, many in remote locations). Train was the only option to reach to far off places.

Going away from one’s native place often meant leaving one’s near and dear one’s behind. In other words, hopes and aspirations of a better future were tempered by the feelings of separation and missing the beloved. Those who are left behind by the train traveller would have no way of knowing the whereabout of the train traveller and vice versa.

hey kaisa ghazab ye dhaaye more raama
sajni se saajan chhudaaye liye jaaye
hoy dhuyen ki gaadi udaaye liye jaaye

bairan gaadi udti jaaye
man ko chain na aaye
saajan ke man ko chain na aaye
hai apne piyaa se door sajaniyaa
chham chham neer bahaaye
sajaniya chham chham neer bahaaye
arre ho o o o
nainan ka kajra
haathan ka gazraa
sab kuchh ye bairan churaaye liye jaaye
ho
sab kuchh ye bairan churaaye liye jaaye

A train contained hundreds of passengers. Each one of them was going somewhere and each one of them had some urgent business to attend to. Just imagine, hundreds of people, all strangers travelling together for different destinations in the same train. Staying together for a few hours and sometimes longer, people from different backgrounds would get introduced to each other and they would strike friendship. They would soon start discussing issues of common interest with each other.

Trains, by carrying people to far off places from their original places of residence, would not just relocate them geographically, it would also help in the development of the nation by bringing in skilled personnel to less developed places. These people, migrants to new places far off from their original places would need to undergo enormous changes in their earlier habits and attitudes in order to get used to their new environments. It would involve, among other things, learning an entirely new language, which, after initial struggle, would be achieved by people with aplomb. That is how erstwhile small towns in India have grown to become larger and more prosperous cities, by attracting skilled people from various other places.

Interaction with people coming from different backgrounds and geographical locations enabled cross pollination of ideas, viz food habits, dressing habits, attitudes etc. When I went to Madras in 1989, I was pleasantly surprised to find Lassi(an out and out Punjabi drink) being sold in Madras Railway station by a native shop owner and doing a roaring business among the local customers in that hot weather.

People travelled in trains not just for their careers. People travelled on it to meet their relatives located in far off areas. Children boarding a train with their parents to meet their grandparents would be a great occasion for the children as well as the grandparents. Also think of those who received telegrams (telegrams were dreaded, as they often meant some bad news like someone passing away) and as a result had to urgently rush back to their native places, without any time for prepatations including booking their tickets, which was a tough proposition in pre internet days.

Like most people in India, I too have been exposed to Indian Railways from childhood. I in fact was a born Railwayman because my father was a Railway employee. 🙂 So I saw Railway right from the time I was a child.

I stayed in Railway colony of Ranchi, not far from Ranchi Railway station. I studied in two schools and later one college in Ranchi. All of them were located on the other side of the Railway line. So it was mandatory to cross the railway line while commuting between home and school/ college. Even otherwise I would often go to the Railway station and observe how trains operated. Ranchi had broadguage lines going towards Howrah as well as Patna, and there were only two express trains daily- one for Howrah and one for Patna. Present day Ranchi inhabitants may be amused by this account but that is how it was during 1960s and 1970s.

Ranchi also had a narrow guage line upto Lohardaga. Passenger trains would ply between Ranchi-Lohardaga, but the main traffic in this narrow guage line was goods traffic. Bauxite (ore of Aluminium) would be brought by narrow guage goods train. This narrow gauge train would be taken to an elevated line. Under that line, there would be Broad guage line and empty broadguage wagons would be kept just under the narrow guage wagons. valves of NG wagons (called hopper wagons) would open and their Bauxite ore content would fall down from their bottom discharge opening into the open broad guage wagons. It all looked very elegant. I as a child would stop there and watch how the bauxite ore got transferred from NG wagons into BG wagons within minutes. After that, the BG goods wagons would be taken to the Hindalco Aluminium factories for further processing.

Those were the days of steam locomotives. Ranchi Railway station had a steam loco shed. Steam locomotive pistons used to have piston rings outside them. These piston rings were replaced in the steam shed during their repair and old piston rings were discarded. These discarded piston rings, when welded at the gap made excellent hoop that kids so loved to drive.

Kids whose fathers were in loco department (viz locomotive drivers) would get their fathers to get such hoops for them. I was not so privileged as my father was in Engineering department, so I only had hoops made of rods bent into a circle. I would request my privileged friends to let me drive their piston ring hoop. After driving my hoop, driving that piston ring hoop seemed like one was driving a Ferrari or Rolls Royce. 🙂

Later, when I myself joined Railways, I found myself undergoing training, among other things, in steam locomotives at Jamalpur. What enormous sized parts a steam locomotive contained ! People who maintained steam locomotives and people who drove them needed to be extremely strong and rough and tough. It was not for people who were weak in body and mind.

One needed to pass in practicals as well as Interview. Interviews were conducted by the head of the Workshop (now called Chief Workshop Manager, then called Additional Chief Mechanical Engineer). A book “steam loco guide” by H C Ratta was a much sought after book for passing the interview. It appears that only one edition of this book was published in 1958 despite its enormous popularity. Only a few copies of the book were available and those who had them would guard their copies with their lives and would allow them to be shared to others only on hourly basis. 🙂

Very few people would be able to give satisfactory replies in the interview. Thankfully, the additional Chief Mechanical Engineer, who himself might have been in the shoes of the interviewees some two to three decades ago would take a sympathetic view towards them. 🙂

When I joined Railway service after managing to scrape through various examinations and interviews etc, I was hoping that I would not have to deal with steam locomotives much. I was initially posted in a MG Diesel locomotive shed so I felt safe. But my next posting was in a MG steam loco shed in a place called Purna in Maharashtra and that too as the incharge. 🙂 I somehow managed, all the while hoping that the steam locomotives would soon get phased out and thankfully that is what happened.

Sometime later, I was posted in Hubli, and guess what ! That place too had a MG steam loco shed ! Thankfully, the entire division, which was MG when I joined, became BG within four months of my joining there and so that steam loco shed got phased out too.

A few years later, I was transferred to N F Railways and posted at Lumding. A few months later,a new General Manager joined who was a steam locomotive romantic (even though ignorant about technical matters of steam locomotives), ordered that one of the several condemned MG steam locomotives lying at Badarpur (near Bangladesh Border) must be revived. As incharge of mechanical engineering activities, this task was entrusted on me. Despite lacking infrastructure for steam locomotives, one steam locomotive was revived and it was used to haul a few coaches in MG section between Lower Haflong and Maibong in may 2001, with BBC TV crew on board. BBC shot the steam train running and later telecast it on their world service TV. Taking inspiration from this, other zones too then revived a few steam locomotives lying in their territories and ran them, mainly for the benefit of camera opportunity.

Thankfully, that was my last tryst with Steam locomotives. Subsequently I had to deal only with Diesel locomotives. Diesel locomotives are maintained in Diesel loco sheds. The incharge of Diesel loco shed is called Senior Divisional Mechanical Engineer (Diesel), or Sr DME (D) in short. I have the unique distinction of being Sr DME (D) in diesel sheds of all the three guages, viz Broad guage, Meter Guage and Narrow Guage. My guess is that I am the only such officer in the entire 165 year old history of Indian Railways. 🙂 The fact that I have been transferred a lot all over India helped me achieve this feat. 🙂

I have worked in all wings of mechanical department that a zonal Railway can have. I have worked in Steam and Diesel (as mentioned above), power (which meant being incharge of Diesel locomotive drivers), Zonal HQ and also Railway Workshop.

I had joined Jabalpur one week before it became the headquarters of newly formed West Central Railway on 1 april 2003. So I was one of the founders of WCRly. It was while I was at Jabalpur that this blog was started on 19 july 2008.

As for train travels, I have obviously travelled a lot on Indian Railways. There are a few travels that stand out in memory. One was a train travel from Nagpur to Secunderabad in june 1998. I, my wife and our three months old daughter were travelling. We had got just one berth in AC2 and that too upper berth. My wife and daughter occupied the upper berth. It was extremely cold at the upper berth and the daughter, who was travelling by train for the first time was naturally quite uncomfortable and she cried a lot. My wife got mad at me for my inability to arrange for a lower berth. I looked around and found that a lower berth would get vacant after several hours, and the person (a collegue of mine) who was allotted that berth on vacation agreed to exchange that lower berth with our upper berth when he got that berth. Meanwhile my wife had managed to calm the daughter and had managed to make her fall asleep. Today, 20 years later, whenever I think of that train journey, I still shudder how our three months daughter , on her first train journey had had a harrowing time. And I still feel extremely grateful to my colleage, called Piyush Mathur (now posted in Jabalpur) who agreed to offer his side lower berth in exchange of inside upper berth.

Then there was another train travel between Jamalpur to Jabalpur that I undertook in january 2010. I had got a lower berth through EQ (emergency quota). As soon as I occupied by berth, all the passengers with upper berths began eyeing my lower berth and tried to exchange their upper berth with my lower berth. A mother and her grown up daughter had got the upper berth, the berth above me. The man on the opposite lower berth had his alibi ready. He had every physical ailments known to mankind so no one dare ask him to exchange his lower berth.

The two ladies tried all the tricks in the book and outside the book and I finally relented and exchanged my lower berth with their upper berth. As soon as I occupied the upper berth, the two ladies as well as the gentleman on the opposite lower berth made me a persona non grata and began to treat me as an unwanted intruder. “keep your purse in my custody, I will take care of them”, the gentleman would tell the ladies, indicating that the fellow on the upper berth was not to be trusted. Needless to say that I was not allowed to sit in the lower berth which was actually mine. I kept fuming throughout the journey. By the time the train arrived in WCR and the TTE of WCR joined the train, I told him my story and he fully empathised with me. “In future, never exchange your liower berth with anyone, whether it is a lady or a child or a saint”- he advised. “Yes, I will never do that again.” -I vowed. From that time onwards, I never exchange my lower berth with any passenger. and in case they look like people who do not deserve to be helped then I become uncharacteristically aggressive as well and tell them that I have suffered in the past for my generosity which was regarded as my foolishness and I will not allow myself to be taken for a ride again. The only exception to this rule is of course when I find a lady with a young child needing a lower berth, which was the case with me 20 years ago.

When I look back to my association with Railways, I have lots and lots of tales to tell. Some of our regulars are quite interested in matters related to Railways and I, during my interactions with them had said that I would discuss some railway related matters from an insider’s point of view in the blog. This article could be treated as the first article in that series. 🙂

More than the first article in my series of Railway related discussion, this article is about ten years of this blog. I have mentioned it many a times that the journey of this blog can be likened to a train journey and so a train related song is quite a suitable song for an occasion like this.

I had discovered this song may years ago and I was floored by this song. I had decided to use this song on some very special occasion. Lots of special occasions have arrived in the blog but somehow I felt the need to still hang on to this song. I think that this song is just the perfect song for the occasion.

So here is this song from “Naya Zamaana”(1957). This movie was directed by Lekhraj Bhakri for Link Films, Bombay. The movie had Pradeep Kumar, Mala Sinha, Veena, Kammo, Leela Mishra, Badri Prasad, Gope, Shukla, Poonam Kapoor, Shakuntala, Brahmdatt, Daizy Irani, Baby Naaz, Al Nasir etc in it. Pradeep Kumar and Al Nasir were guest artists in this movie.

The movie had ten songs in it. One song was covered in the blog in the past.

This song, the second from the movie, is sung by Rafi and chorus. Prem Dhawan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Kanu Ghosh.

Video of the first song covered from the movie was available. But only the audio of this rail song seems to be available. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this song.

The blog has completed ten years of its existence. It appears as if this blog was started just a few months ago. I can barely believe that ten years have passed. But indeed that is the case. My daughter was just ten years old and in school at that time. Now she is an young adult and she is studying in a medical college. The youngest contributor of this blog eight years ago is now in show business. 🙂 We have people from various walks in like- Banking, Rocket science, film industry, government sector, private sector etc etc as our regular contributors and visitors. Just like people from all walks of lives used Railways to travel and enrich the nation, people of various walks have used the online media available to us to enrich the blog. When one looks at the variety that has been served in the form of guest articles in the run up to this event, one can only be amazed at the power of online collaboration. This blog is an example of what can be achieved when about a score of like minded individuals decide to collaborate on a topic of their choice. We never collaborated with the aim that we had to last for a certain period of time say ten years. We collaborated because we enjoyed what we were doing. When one enjoys doing something and works with a missionary zeal, one can keep doing it for long periods without feeling fatigued or disillusioned. The musical bandwagon had hardly lost any steam. In fact, I feel that we can pick up speed again. We still have lots and lots more of great music still left to be covered. So let us take a fresh guard again and let us star afresh once more. Here is hoping that this bandwagon will keep rolling on and on for the foreseeable future.

I take this opportunity to thank one and all. Without the support of encouragement, this labour of love could not have seen this day. The fact that we have seen this day shows how much goodwill the blog has received from music lovers. I request more on the same. Let us fasten our seat belts and move on. We still have a long way to go.


Song-Aaj iss nagri kal us nagri dhuyen ki gaadi udaaye liye jaaye (Nayaa Zamaanaa) (1957) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Prem Dhawan, MD-Kanu Ghosh
All chorus
Male chorus

Lyrics

Aaj is nagri kal us nagri
dhuyen ki gaadi udaaye liye jaaye
aaj is nagri kal us nagri
dhuyen ki gaadi udaaye liye jaaye

hey kaisa ghazab ye dhaaye more raama
sajni se saajan chhudaaye liye jaaye
hoy dhuyen ki gaadi udaaye liye jaaye
(ho raama ho raama
ho raama ho raama
)
aaj is nagri kal us nagri
dhuyen ki gaadi udaaye liye jaaye
aaj is nagri kal us nagri
dhuyen ki gaadi udaaye liye jaaye

bairan gaadi udti jaaye
man ko chain na aaye
sajan ke man ko chain na aaye
hai apne piyaa se door sajaniyaa
chham chham neer bahaaye
sajaniya chham chham neer bahaaye
arre ho o o o
nainan ka kajra
haathan ka gazraa
sab kuchh ye bairan churaaye liye jaaye
ho
sab kuchh ye bairan churaaye liye jaaye
(ho raama ho raama
ho raama ho raama
)
aaj is nagri kal us nagri
dhuyen ki gaadi udaaye liye jaaye
aaj is nagri kal us nagri
dhuyen ki gaadi udaaye liye jaaye

phir kab milihen
raam hi jaane
aaj ke bichhde saathi
ho raama
aaj ke bichhde saathi

he
kab lag yaad
piyaa ki nit din rahegi man tadpaati
ho raama
rahegi man tadpaati

arre ho o o o o
kitne hi aansoon kitni hi aahen
dhuyen mein zaalim chhupaaye liye jaaye
ho
dhuyen mein zaalim chhupaaye liye jaaye
(ho raama ho raama
ho raama ho raama
)
aaj is nagri kal us nagri
dhuyen ki gaadi udaaye liye jaaye
aaj is nagri kal us nagri
dhuyen ki gaadi udaaye liye jaaye

he kaisa ghazab
ye dhaaye more raama
sajni se saajan chhudaaye liye jaaye
ho dhuyen ki gaadi udaaye liye jaaye
(ho raama ho raama
ho raama ho raama
)
aaj is nagri kal us nagri
dhuyen ki gaadi udaaye liye jaaye
aaj is nagri kal us nagri
dhuyen ki gaadi udaaye liye jaaye
aaj is nagri kal us nagri
dhuyen ki gaadi udaaye liye jaaye
aaj is nagri kal us nagri
dhuyen ki gaadi udaaye liye jaaye
aaj is nagri kal us nagri
dhuyen ki gaadi udaaye liye jaaye


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.

Blog Day : 3653 Post No. : 14509

ASAD 10th Anniversary Celebrations – 15
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It has been a while since my last post here – and I have no excuses for this. I will not cite “been busy” as an excuse, because, if I’m honest, I could certainly have found time for a post. If anything, the only reason for not posting is my sheer laziness. And laziness is never, and should never be, an acceptable excuse. So, no excuses. Mea culpa.

One thing though. While I might not be posting frequently, this blog is never far from my heart. It might not be apparent from my recent (non-existent) interactions but this is fact. Whether I post here or not, this blog is very special to me. After all, I have been involved with it from day one. So I request everyone to please excuse my prolonged absence. (Some might consider it not such a bad thing. 🙂 )

Anyway, let me get to the point now. I am not the story here – something else is. Something much bigger than me and my mundane blabbering. Yes, this post is part of a series that marks a very special occasion for this blog. An occasion that speaks to an achievement so momentous, so mind-boggling that it calls for a “lifetime achievement award” for the creator of the blog.

This blog, our beloved blog, completes TEN years today – the first post here appeared on 19th July 2008.

I know I will never be able to do justice to the emotions I am experiencing right now. Words just cannot fully express these feelings. But I’ll try to share some of my thoughts on this occasion. They will be rambling, as usual – but I hope that’s ok.

TEN years. In the history of civilizations, TEN years is nothing. Even in inter-stellar references, depending on context, TEN years is nothing.

But in the world of blogging, TEN years of continuous blogging is HUGE. Mind-blowingly awe-inspiringly HUGE. Or, to use a very common American term, AWESOME. The operative word here is “continuous”. Most blogs out here (and there are countless numbers) are started with great enthusiasm. It doesn’t matter what the blog is about – but, much like exercise, the enthusiasm sees a dramatic drop over time. This could be days, weeks, or, for the more dogged, months. The blog marathoners might just push it into a few years, but there is usually a visible decline in tempo – much like a vehicle that has run its mileage, but is being started everyday just so it doesn’t come to a complete halt. Thus you see a post surface on the blog after months – as if to signal the blog (and the writer) is still alive.

I am not exaggerating. Yours truly also has a potpourri-like blog  – started many years ago with considerable enthusiasm. The live update on the situation is that I can’t even remember when I last posted anything on the blog. Must be a few months at least, if not more. And I am in pretty good company. Thousands of blogs suffer this fate.

That is where this Atul-song-a-day blog, so beloved to us, stands out. Separate from all the other blogs out there. It is one thing to clock ten years. There must be plenty of blogs created before 19th July 2008 and still active. But I wonder how many of those have posts almost EVERY SINGLE DAY day since then. And if they do, I am almost sure they must be commercial blogs, run for profit. By probably an army of people dedicated to the job. In comparison, here it is very different.

We have Atul – who started this blog purely as a labour of love. To this day, even ten years later, it remains that. Yes, he’s helped by Sudhir ji now (and that’s a huge help!) but it’s still one hell of an ask to keep posting every single day. But they do it – Atul and Sudhir ji. The rest of us, Atulites, enjoy the blog, discuss songs, write posts at times (cough, cough!) – but it is basically run by Atul and Sudhir ji.

The most amazing thing about this is that they are both very busy people otherwise – so they have plenty to do, even apart from taking care of this blog. And like I’ve said many times before, every post involves a certain degree of effort. There’s no compromise on quality, so it’s not just a hurried hashed job for the sake of posting something. No compromise on accuracy, whether in the lyrics or in the post itself. If it means needing to listen to a song umpteen times (and Atul has done that), so be it! And apart from the post, there are the other features – the analysis, statistics. All of this demands time too. And besides what we see, they are always working on something in the background.

And oh, I forgot to mention, there’s always the risk of infrastructure failing – whether a power failure, or internet connectivity issue. Over these ten years Atul has been posted in multiple towns – each with its infrastructure challenges. When I consider all this, I can only say that it takes a very special level of love and dedication to HFM to be able to achieve so much, with all constraints and demands on their time.

I would also like to compliment and congratulate not just Atul and Sudhir ji, but everyone who has been part of this wonderful journey, in any capacity. There have been many – some stalwarts too (I shall not take names, we all know who they are 🙂 ) – who have contributed to this blog immensely.

Thanks to this blog, we have all come together, from all over the world, from diverse backgrounds – but with music as our common love and bonding factor. Without this blog, that would not have happened.

Of course, on such an occasion, it is normal to also reflect on the journey. My mind goes back to that first song , posted on 19th July 2008. “Miley Na Phool To Kaanton Se Dosti Kar Li” – Rafi Saab’s divine voice, meaningful lyrics by Kaifi Azmi, composition by Roshan. This song started the journey.

My comment appears on 21st July – so two days later. That is because I got to know about the blog only then. Atul and I were part of this cricket forum – both of us share this interest too, apart from music. Although the forum was primarily meant for cricket discussion, we would discuss a lot of other stuff too – mostly fun stuff. Given our interest, we naturally discussed songs too.

Atul and I (and a few others) would post songs on the forum every now and then. Atul had a thread ‘train songs’, I had a thread ‘songs that inspire me’ and so on.

Around this time Atul started a blog to discuss some of his experiences – I remember him blogging about Binaca Geet Mala, and the famous Jaimala programme of Vividh Bharati. Then one fine day, Atul announced on the cricket forum that he had started a new blog for songs. This announcement was on 21st July 2008 – I promptly visited the blog. Read the post, listened to the song – and left a comment. Shalini, another friend on the forum, also was one of the earliest visitors and commenters on the blog.

At that time, the intention was only one song a day. Which explains the blog name.

But of course, with one song a day, you would not get very far even in ten years. And our thirst wouldn’t get quenched. 🙂

In those early days, I used to give Atul a lot of farmaishes. He was obviously posting songs of his liking – I liked them too, but I had so many other songs that I wanted to see on the blog. So I used to send him requests – lists of 10 songs at a time. Not necessarily very famous songs – I remember even giving a farmaish for “Paape Na Sharma” (film ‘Sagaai’, 1966) – a song I distinctly remember from my childhood.

Around that time, Lalitha also joined in. She was a regular commenter – and would give her farmaishes too. For a while, I felt less guilty – I wasn’t the only one making demands on Atul. Poor Atul! He had started with the intention of posting one song of his choice every day. And here he was, trying to cater to long lists of farmaishes – many probably not even songs of his choice. Yet, he didn’t complain (“Aah Bhi Nikle To Ye Pyaar Ki Rusvaai Hai” ?). He tried gamely to post them all – and possibly realized that at one song a day, it wasn’t going to be feasible.

After a while (I don’t know when – Atul would know the exact dates), he switched to multiple songs a day. That was a big boost for thirsty people like me. 🙂  He kept making improvements to the blog. One feature after another. Statistics. Anniversary page. At that time it was totally a one-man show. He somehow managed to keep posting everyday. The write-up was entirely his at the time.

Then, one day, he asked me if I would do a write-up. I was a bit nervous – but said ok. That was the start for me – this is my 201st post. In these 200 posts, I’ve had the opportunity to pay tribute to several artistes on their birth/death anniversaries or blog landmark occasions – all thanks to Atul.

The blog itself now covers 14500+ songs – I would say it is the richest, most composite, repository of HFM on the internet, especially if you consider that it includes many obscure songs, and is a package of lyrics, video/audio AND a write-up for every single song posted. In any case, we are not in competition with anyone – like I’ve said before, this is a labour of love. We keep building the repository – and the process itself is an enjoyable one. For me personally, this blog has enriched my knowledge of HFM SO much I cannot begin to explain in words. I have discovered SO many gems only through this blog.

And oh, the knowledge of Atulites here! I feel SO humbled. I know nothing, and am happy to learn more from our inhouse encyclopaedia, Arunji. Or Sadanandji, whose knowledge is also immense. And others too. The important thing I realize is that I will not get this information anywhere else on the internet – it is in their heads, often coming from a book or an interview or article ages ago. The internet is not as complete (or even as accurate) a source as many think. We need to keep adding new (accurate) content to it.

And this blog is doing a great job in this respect. Even the comments section are a treasure house of trivia and rare information. For example, when Arunji discusses a song from a film, he doesn’t talk only about the film. He talks about the circumstances in which the film was made, the times, the background of the artistes, director, producer and so on. That gives a very different, and much-enriched, perspective of the film. And this, I feel, is something very special on this blog. It is not merely a song video/audio/lyrics effort. There’s a story behind it that brings the song and film seemingly to life.

And I just love those stories. 🙂

Apart from the blog itself, there is the ecosystem that has got created around it. All the people who came together because of the blog but are now good friends, part of whatsapp group and so on. Some of us have met each other too. Music bonds anyway – and this blog has taken the bonding to a different level. And being part of this journey from day one has been an absolute privilege for me. I have enjoyed it thoroughly and cherish every moment.

Talking of the journey brings me to the song for this post. This is from Jawaab (1970). The lyrics have been provided to me by Avinash ji. When I told him I was planning to do a write-up on this song, he immediately offered to provide me with the lyrics – in English and Devanagari. He is so passionate about this blog, and so helpful – thank you SO much, Avinash ji.

I have picked this song for two main reasons. First, I wanted a fun song to reflect a fun occasion. Secondly, and probably more importantly, some of the lyrics completely resonate with me.

zindagi wo kya
na pyaar jis mein ho
saath agar ho saathi dil ka
mazaa safar mein hai

How absolutely true! What is life without love in it? And indeed, the journey of life is made enjoyable, thanks to the presence of friends on this journey. Otherwise it would be a lonely journey.

The same is totally true of this blog. The journey, now of ten years, has been made thoroughly enjoyable, certainly for me, thanks to the presence of friends on this journey.

And

baant na lein kyon aapas mein
jo dard jigar mein hai

Also true. We share good and bad times, as we go through this journey. So I felt this song suits this occasion very well.

As for the picturisation, I quite like the zany dancing of, then Jumping Jack, Jeetendra. Even by his crazy standards, some of the moves here are of a different level. Leena Chandavarkar too, probably trying not to be outdone, comes up with some moves of her own. All in all, a totally fun song which I am sure most people will enjoy.

Thanks for reading this post – and once again, congratulations to everyone who has been a part of this journey.

mazaa safar mein hai

Yes, indeed. 🙂

Song – Zindagi Wo Kya Na Pyaar Jis Mein Ho (Jawaab) (1970) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Rajendra Krishan, MD – Laxmikant Pyaarelal
Mohammed Rafi + Lata Mangeshkar

Lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

zindagi wo kyaa
na pyaar jismen ho
saath agar ho saathi dil ka
mazaa safar mein hai

zindagi wo kyaa
na pyaar jismen ho
saath agar ho saathi dil ka
mazaa safar mein hai
akele tum ho
akele ham hai
akele tum ho
akele ham hai
saath agar ho saathi dil ka
mazaa safar mein hai

zindagi wo kyaa
na pyaar jismen ho
saath agar ho saathi dil ka
mazaa safar mein hai
akele tum ho
akele ham hai
saath agar ho saathi dil ka
mazaa safar mein hai

ho jaa ho jaa aye dil
kisika ho jaa aa
kisika ho jaa aa
jahaan bhi dekhen aankh ki masti
kho jaa aa
naadaan kho jaa aa
hai pyaar ki fursat kitni
bas raat jawaan hai jitni
o ho ho ho o o o
akele tum ho
akele tum ho
akele ham hai
akele ham hai
baant na le kyun aapas mein
jo dard jigar mein hai
zindagi wo kyaa
na pyaar jismen ho
saath agar ho saathi dil ka
mazaa safar mein hai

sehmi sehmi kyun hai dhadkan dil ki
main naa jaanoon
pad na gayi ho aankh kisi qaatil ki
main naa jaanoon
jab chal jaata hai jadoo
phir dil par kaisaa kaaboo
o ho ho ho o o o
akele tum ho
akele tum ho
akele ham hai
akele ham hai
hothon par bhi le aao
jo baat nazar mein hai

zindagi wo kyaa
na pyaar jismen ho
saath agar ho saathi dil ka
mazaa safar mein hai
akele tum ho
akele tum ho
akele ham hai
akele ham hai
akele ham hai
akele tum ho
akele ham hai

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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ज़िंदगी वो क्या
न प्यार जिसमें हो
साथ अगर हो साथी दिल का
मज़ा सफ़र में हैं

ज़िंदगी वो क्या
न प्यार जिसमें हो
साथ अगर हो साथी दिल का
मज़ा सफ़र में हैं
अकेले तुम हो
अकेले हम है
अकेले तुम हो
अकेले हम है
साथ अगर हो साथी दिल का
मज़ा सफ़र में हैं

ज़िंदगी वो क्या
न प्यार जिसमें हो
साथ अगर हो साथी दिल का
मज़ा सफ़र में हैं
अकेले तुम हो 
अकेले हम है
साथ अगर हो साथी दिल का
मज़ा सफ़र में हैं

हो जा हो जा अय दिल
किसी का हो जा आ
किसी का हो जा आ
जहां भी देखें आँख कि मस्ती
खो जा आ
नादान खो जा आ
है प्यार कि फुर्सत कितनी
बस रात जवान है जितनी
हो हो हो हो ओ ओ ओ
अकेले तुम हो
अकेले तुम हो
अकेले हम है
अकेले हम है
बाँट न ले क्यूँ आपस में
जो दर्द जिगर में है
ज़िंदगी वो क्या
न प्यार जिसमें हो
साथ अगर हो साथी दिल का
मज़ा सफ़र में हैं

सहमी सहमी क्यूँ है धड़कन दिल कि
मैं ना जानूं
पड़ न गयी हो आँख किसी कातिल कि
मैं ना जानूं
जब चल जाता है जादू
फिर दिल पर कैसा काबू
हो हो हो हो ओ ओ ओ
अकेले तुम हो
अकेले तुम हो
अकेले हम है
अकेले हम है
होठों पर भी ले आओ
जो बात नज़र में है

ज़िंदगी वो क्या
न प्यार जिसमें हो
साथ अगर हो साथी दिल का
मज़ा सफ़र में हैं
अकेले तुम हो
अकेले तुम हो
अकेले हम है
अकेले हम है
अकेले तुम हो
अकेले तुम हो
अकेले हम है
अकेले हम है


This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, 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.

Blog Day : 3653 Post No. : 14508

ASAD 10th Anniversary Celebrations – 14
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This Blog is completing 10 years on 19th July 2018.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the Blog and CONGRATULATIONS for ATUL ji.

I have yet to come across a similar blog which is running smoothly for 10 years, earning readers’ love and participation to an unbelievable level. The blog has created its own world of ATULITES, consisting of contributors of articles, lyrics, data supply, silent workers behind the limelight, who keep the blog’s non working videos replaced, untiringly and well wishers. The ATULITES run a WA group, meet at different locations in India (Mumbai, Bengaluru, Delhi, Lucknow) from time to time and otherwise keep connected with emails and phone calls. This is an exceptional example, how people of diverse interests-vocations-locations and different age groups stick together with the central magnet of what is called as ‘atulsongaday,’.

It is something beyond mere love of music. It is the result of Atul ji’s leadership that has kept this flock together for such a long period. To assist him, help him and lending a hand is dear Sudhir ji, whose role in keeping in touch with all members is unparalleled.

I came across this blog somewhere in the end of 2010, ending my newly learnt surfing journey here only. I had found a one spot treasure of old songs and information on old films – the people, the times and the stories thereof. My first article came up on 1-10-2012, because of Atul ji’s encouragement and it still continues. The blog has really taught me “It is never too late to turn a new page in the book of life”. It gave me a new identity and a name in the like minded groups, sites and blogs on the Internet. It also gave me new friends.

I take this opportunity to wish the blog many many happy returns of the day (19th July ) and many more milestones. I also wish Atul ji all the best in this enterprise.

BOMBAY (today’s Mumbai) has always been an attraction for people in India. It is considered a ‘mayanagari‘, a ‘swapnanagari‘, where the dreams of hard working talented people can come true. Not every person is a success story but maximum success stories in India have taken place here, in almost every field. When the film industry started blooming and job opportunities opened up in this new field, there was a new destination for people with ambitions and dreams.

There was a trend that aspirants from every corner of India would run away from their town to Bombay, in search and hope of better life. In fact, for all lost children, the search would start from Bombay first. Khalid Hasan, the famous journalist from Pakistan had written in The Friday Times, Lahore, “I love the Qaid e Azam, but what sort of a country he has given us ! There is nowhere for young boys and girls to run to now !!”

This is sufficient to endorse that Bombay was the most desired destination. Today’s song is selected, because in it the singer expresses his desire to go to Bombay. He says, “Bambai ko chalo Bambai ko”. This song is from film ‘Kirti’ from 1942. It was written by Pt. Phani. The music was by Harischandra Bali and it was sung by a most unexpected actor Mithu Miyan. No information about this actor is available. This may not be his real name also. As per records, he seems to have acted in 32 films, from ‘Lutaru Lalna’ (1932) to ‘Alibaba And 40 Thieves’ (1966).

The cast of the film is listed as Lalita Pawar, Jairaj, Sunalini Devi, Jagdish Sethi, Mithu Miyan etc. The film was directed by VM aka Dada Gunjal and the MD was Harishchandra Bali aka HC Bali.

HC Bali was born on 10-3-1906 at Jalandhar, Punjab. He received early training in music from Pt Tola Ram and Ustad Maula Baksh of Talwandi Gharana. He was also a desciple of Bhaskerbua Bakhle and Pt Dilip Chandra Vedi. He adopted their styles. Bali came to Bombay. He entered film by acting as a Hero in film ‘Naksh e Sulemani’ (1933). In later life also he acted in few more films. As an MD, his first film was ‘Aurat Ka Dil’ (1933) and last film was ‘Janata’ (1947). He gave music to 26 films. Among these were first films of Prof Pt Ramanand Sharma, ‘Watan Parast’ (1934), first film of actress Pramila, ‘Bhikharin’ (1935), first film of Debaki Bose in Bombay, ‘Jeewan Natak’ (1935). In film ‘Pati Patni’ (1939), Naushad was his assistant and composed few songs also. In 1942, Bali gave music to ‘Aple Ghar’ (1942), the Marathi verion of ‘Apna Ghar’ (1941). He was the MD for the last film of Vishnupant Pagnis, ‘Mahatma Vidur’ (1943) and in film ‘Janata’ (1947), he gave opportunity to lyricist Rajendra Krishna for the first time.

Bali also gets the credit for bringing KL Saigal to limelight. Both he and Saigal were from Jalandhar. When Saigal was in Calcutta for his job as a typewriter salesman, Bali was living with RC Boral. Bali told Boral about Saigal’s singing and the rest is history. Bali came into news in the late 1950s, when he said that Lata had sung 4 songs for his film ‘Seedha Rasta’ (1941) and thus claimed introducing her to the film singing. However, Lata clarified that till her father Dinanath’s death in 1942, she was in Kolhapur and there was no question of her singing in films in 1941. Thus Bali’s claim got scuttled.

After 1947, Bali retired from films and returned to Jalandhar. He started his own Music School,’Sangeet Vihar’. He became famous as a Music Guru to many singers in later years. Bali also sang on radio and was an A grade artist of All India Radio. He also wrote few books on Music. ‘Sangeet Vigyan’ in 4 volumes and ‘Sangeet Prakash’ in Punjabi language. These books were published by Punjab State University Text Book Board in Chandigarh. Harishchandra Bali died on 24-6-1976 at Jalandhar.

Now let us know something about Sunalini Devi, the actress. She was born on 1-1-1896 in Hyderabad Deccan. Her father, Aghornath Chatopadhyay, a Bengali settled in Hyderabad, was a Sanjskrit scholar. He was proficient in 27 languages and was the first Indian to get the D.Sc. honour. Sunalini was the elder sister of Sarojini, who became Sarojini Naidu after her marriage.

Sunalini learnt music and dance from the age of three itself. Due to her sweet voice, she was called ‘Kokila’. It is to be noted that her younger sister Saojini Naidu was called ‘Nightingale of India’ ! It is unfortunate that the film industry did not use Sunalini’s music skill in her films and she sang just one song in her career in film ‘Raja Rani’ (1942).

Sunalini started acting in stage dramas from 1918. Her first movie was ‘Light of Asia’ which was released initially in Germany and Poland in 1925. Its restored version was released on 5th July 2001, in India. This film was made by Himanshu Rai. The film was shot in Lahore. It was a silent film on Gautama Buddh. Her first talkie film was ‘Veer Kunal’ (1932). She acted in 56 films. Mostly she was known for motherly roles only. She had, like her more eminent sister, married a south Indian Mr AS Rajan, a writer from Madras.

Some of her well known films are, ‘Aurat’ (1940), ‘Lalaji’ (1942), ‘Inkaar (1943)’, ‘Nai Roshni’ (1941), ‘Talaash’ (1952), ‘Bairam Khan’ (1946), ‘Tamasha’ (1952), ‘Dilruba’ (1950), ‘Malhar’ (1951) etc. She retired from films in 1956.

The film ‘Kirti had 12 songs. The singer Mithu Miyan and the film make their debut here on this 10th anniversary day of the blog

[Author’s Note: Credits- Film Directory, Wiki, HFGK, MuVyz, Dhunon Ki Yatra, Tradition of Hindi Music by Manorama Sharma, Marathi Chitrapat Sangeetkar Kosh, and my notes.]

 


Song – Bambai Ko Chalo Bambai Ko (Kirti) (1942) Singer – Mithu Miyan, Lyrics – Pt Phani, Music – Harishchandra Bali
Chorus

Lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)

haiii haiii
bambai ko chalo bambai ko
bambai ko chalo bambai ko
bhai bada shehar bambai
bhai bada shehar bambai
yahaan khel tamaashe kai
yahaan khel tamaashe kai
haiii haiii
bambai ko chalo bambai ko
bambai ko chalo bambai ko

bambai shehar albela
albela
bambai shehar albela
sunder har (??) ka khela
sunder har (??) ka khela
haiii haiii
bambai ko chalo bambai ko
bambai ko chalo bambai ko

bada staashun bori bunder
bada staashun bori bunder
ghoomen chal ke us ke andar
ghoomen chal ke us ke andar
?? waali gaadi dekhen
uuu eee eee eee
?? waali gaadi dekhen
gali mohalle baadi dekhen
?? waali gaadi dekhen
gali mohalle baadi dekhen
haiii haiii
bambai ko chalo bambai ko
bambai ko chalo bambai ko

bambai ki sethani dekhen
bambai ki sethani dekhen..en..en
maarwaad ki rani dekhen
maarwaad ki rani dekhen
haiii haiii
haiii haiii
bambai ko chalo bambai ko
bambai ko chalo bambai ko

kalkatte ka baabu dekhen
kalkatte ka baabu dekhen
kaashi ji ka sadhu dekhen
kaashi ji ka sadhu dekhen
haiii haiii
haiii haiii
bambai ko chalo bambai ko
bambai ko chalo bambai ko

bhai bada shehar bambai
bhai bada shehar bambai
yahaan khel tamaashe kai
yahaan khel tamaashe kai
haiii haiii
bambai ko chalo bambai ko
bambai ko chalo bambai ko
bambai ko chalo bambai ko
bambai ko chalo bambai ko
bambai ko chalo bambai ko
bambai ko chalo bambai ko
bambai ko chalo bambai ko
bambai ko chalo bambai ko

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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हई॰॰ई हई॰॰ई
बंबई को चलो बंबई को
बंबई को चलो बंबई को
भई बड़ा शहर बंबई
भई बड़ा शहर बंबई
यहाँ खेल तमाशे कई
यहाँ खेल तमाशे कई
हई॰॰ई हई॰॰ई
बंबई को चलो बंबई को
बंबई को चलो बंबई को

बंबई शहर अलबेला
अलबेला
बंबई शहर अलबेला
सुंदर हर (??) का खेला
सुंदर हर (??) का खेला
हई॰॰ई हई॰॰ई
बंबई को चलो बंबई को
बंबई को चलो बंबई को

बड़ा सटेशन बोरी बंदर
बड़ा सटेशन बोरी बंदर
घूमें छलके उस के अंदर
घूमें छलके उस के अंदर
?? वाली गाड़ी देखेँ
ऊ॰॰ऊई॰॰ई॰॰ई
?? वाली गाड़ी देखेँ
गली मोहल्ले बाड़ी देखें
?? वाली गाड़ी देखेँ
गली मोहल्ले बाड़ी देखें
हई॰॰ई हई॰॰ई
बंबई को चलो बंबई को
बंबई को चलो बंबई को

बंबई की सेठानी देखें
बंबई की सेठानी देखें॰॰एं॰॰एं
मारवाड़ की रानी देखें
मारवाड़ की रानी देखें
हई॰॰ई हई॰॰ई
हई॰॰ई हई॰॰ई
बंबई को चलो बंबई को
बंबई को चलो बंबई को

कलकत्ते का बाबू देखें
कलकत्ते का बाबू देखें
काशी जी का साधू देखें
काशी जी का साधू देखें
हई॰॰ई हई॰॰ई
हई॰॰ई हई॰॰ई
बंबई को चलो बंबई को
बंबई को चलो बंबई को
भई बड़ा शहर बंबई
भई बड़ा शहर बंबई
यहाँ खेल तमाशे कई
यहाँ खेल तमाशे कई
हई॰॰ई हई॰॰ई
बंबई को चलो बंबई को
बंबई को चलो बंबई को
बंबई को चलो बंबई को
बंबई को चलो बंबई को
बंबई को चलो बंबई को
बंबई को चलो बंबई को
बंबई को चलो बंबई को
बंबई को चलो बंबई को


This article is written by Aparna HM, 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 just past midnight (IST) in India. Time to wish, a very happy and progressive 10th Anniversary to our Blog. What a wonderful thought this post carries – an everlasting love for music.

Blog Day : 3653 Post No. : 14507

ASAD 10th Anniversary Celebrations – 13
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“Love is so short, forgetting is so long” – ah, this quote by Pablo Neruda! How true it is!! So simple yet so profound. . .  Don’t we all agree? Love, that feeling which each and every living being experiences for sure in its lifetime. Each one of us would have definitely celebrated it many times in our lives.

And this feeling is celebrated in this song too. Naqsh Lyallpuri, the lyricist puts it down so very simply. The pain of love is sweet and lovable. Its beautiful and it is the sustenance of two hearts that are in love. Love is serene and at the same time exciting. Lovers meet every day but that is inadequate, the longing to meet again remains. Hunger for the loved feeling, however much it is satisfied by these meetings, it remains. It is a feeling, a feeling forever. This is how the lyricist expresses the feeling in this song. His choice of words is simple, the lines are short but very effective in conveying the sentiment. Khayyaam, one of my favourite music composers has composed a distinctive kind of tune. The singing of Asha and Kishore is adorable.

Coming back to Pablo Neruda (12 Jul, 1904 – 23 Sep, 1973), the poet I alluded to in the beginning. He is a very well-known poet from Chile, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1971. He was also a diplomat and politician. This is a rare combination I feel, a poet and a politician!! Very unique. He is known for love poems. I found these lines by him fascinating.

He who does not travel, who does not read,
who does not listen to music,
who does not find grace in himself,
she who does not find grace in herself,
dies slowly.

Anybody that agrees with the quote? Yes, we do. At least, the majority of us. For few it is “Love is for lifetime etc.”. For people who don’t fall into either category, they should do this – “Miley Na Phool To Kaanton Se Dosti Kar Lee“.

Ah, this is the first song posted by our indefatigable Atul ji. From then to now, it is has been a decade. I am yet to find a person who is as consistent as Atul ji. His very able co-travellers, Sudhir ji and Arun ji are no less consistent. All these three are tireless wayfarers of the musical journey that is our blog. Arun ji is in fact the Bhishm Pitamah of Hindi Films. How can I forget the others? I cannot, they all contribute regularly. Each of them is unique in their own ways.  Unlike me who makes a guest appearance now and then!! Well, I was prodded by Sudhir ji into writing this. I feel grateful to him that he has not forgotten a nacheez like me. I am thankful to Raja ji for allowing to write on a song which he intended to write on. And to Avinash ji for providing the lyrics and all meta-data associated with song. And to Pradeep for being an inspiration. There I go accusing him again! Thank you all 😊

I am sure that the journey will continue until the end of our days on this beautiful Earth. Let us contradict Neruda now. Love for music is so long and cannot be forgotten. Neruda, are you listening? I am being a little cheeky 😉

Here is wishing the blog a long and musically fulfilled life!!

 


Song – Pyaar Ka Dard Hai Meetha Meetha Pyaara Pyaara (Dard) (1981) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Kishore Kumar, Lyrics – Naqsh Lyallpuri, MD – Khayyaam
Asha Bhosle + Kishore Kumar

Lyrics

pyaar kaa dard hai
pyaar kaa aa dard hai
meethaa meethaa
pyaaraa pyaaraa
meethaa meethaaaa
pyaaraa pyaaraa
ye haseen dard hi
ye haseen dard hi
do dilon kaa hai sahaaraa
do dilon kaa aa hai sahaaraa

thodaa thodaa chain bhi hai
thodi thodi bekaraari
thodaa thodaa aa chain bhi hai,
thodi thodi ee bekaraari
aur bhi ho pyaar jawaaan
aarzoo hai ye hamaari
aur bhi ho o pyaar jawaaan
aarzoo hai ae ye hamaari

ye milan ho dobaaraa aa

pyaar kaa dard hai
meethaa meethaa
pyaaraa pyaaraa
meethaa meethaa aa
pyaaraa pyaaraa
ye haseen dard hi
do dilon kaa hai sahaaraa
do dilon kaa aa hai sahaaraa

mujhe milaa pyaar teraa
tujhe meri chaah mili
mujhe milaa aa pyaar teraa
tujhe meri ee chaah mili
naye naye sapnon ki
hamein nayee raah mili
naye naye ae sapnon ki
hamein nayee ee raah mili

ek armaan hamaaraa aa
 
pyaar kaa dard hai
meethaa meethaa
pyaaraa pyaaraa
meethaa meethaa aa
pyaaraa pyaaraa
ye haseen dard hi
do dilon kaa hai sahaaraa
do dilon kaa aa hai sahaaraa

roz hamein mil ke bhi
milne ki aas rahey
roz hamein ae mil ke bhi
milne ki ee aas rahey
roz mitey pyaas koyee
aur koyee pyaas rahe
roz mitey ae pyaas koyee
aur koyee ee pyaas rahe

dil diwaaanaa pukaaraa aa

pyaar kaa dard hai
meethaa meethaa
pyaara pyaara
haan meethaa aa meethaa
pyaara pyaara
ye haseen dard hi
do dilon kaa hai sahaaraa
do dilon kaa aa hai sahaaraa

pyaar kaa dard hai
meethaa meethaa
pyaara pyaara
haan meethaa aa meethaa
pyaara pyaara
ye haseen dard hi
do dilon kaa hai sahaaraa
do dilon kaa aa hai sahaaraa

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Aavinash Scrapwala)
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प्यार का दर्द है
प्यार का आ दर्द है
मीठा मीठा
प्यारा प्यारा
मीठा मीठा॰॰आ
प्यारा प्यारा

ये हसीं दर्द ही
ये हसीं दर्द ही
दो दिलों का है सहारा
दो दिलों का आ है सहारा

थोडा थोडा
चैन भी है
थोड़ीथोड़ी बेकरारी
थोडा थोडा॰॰आ चैन भी है
थोड़ी थोड़ी॰॰ई बेकरारी
और भी हो प्यार जवाँ
आरज़ू है ये हमारी
और भी हो ओ प्यार जवाँ
आरज़ू है ए ये हमारी

ये मिलन हो दुबारा॰॰आ

प्यार का दर्द है
प्यार का दर्द है
मीठा मीठा॰॰आ
प्यारा प्यारा
ये हसीं दर्द ही
दो दिलों का है सहारा
दो दिलों का॰॰आ है सहारा

मुझे मिला प्यार तेरा
तुझे मेरी चाह मिली
मुझे मिला॰॰आ प्यार तेरा
तुझे मेरी॰॰ई चाह मिली
नये नये सपनों कि
हमें नयी राह मिली
नये नये॰॰ए सपनों कि
हमें नयी॰॰ई राह मिली

एक अरमान हमारा॰॰आ

प्यार का दर्द है
प्यार का दर्द है
मीठा मीठा
प्याराप्यारा
मीठामीठा आ
प्यारा प्यारा
ये हसीं दर्द ही
ये हसीं दर्द ही
दो दिलों का है सहारा
दो दिलों का है सहारा

रोज़ हमें मिलके भी
मिलने कि आस रहे
रोज़ हमें॰॰ए मिलके भी
मिलने कि॰॰ई आस रहे
रोज़ मिटे प्यास कोई
और कोई प्यास रहे
रोज़ मिटे॰॰ए प्यास कोई
और कोई॰॰ई प्यास रहे
दिल दीवाना पुकारा॰॰आ

प्यार का दर्द है
मीठा मीठा
प्यारा प्यारा
हाँ मीठा मीठा॰॰आ
प्यारा प्यारा
ये हसीं दर्द ही
दो दिलों का है सहारा
दो दिलों का है सहारा

प्यार का दर्द है
मीठा मीठा
प्यारा प्यारा
ये हसीं दर्द ही
ये हसीं दर्द ही
दो दिलों का है सहारा
दो दिलों का है सहारा


This article is written by Peevesie’s mom, 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.

Blog Day : 3652 Post No. : 14506

Hullo to all atulites

In the euphoria to celebrate the blogs 10th anniversary with an appropriate post last week I missed out on a few anniversaries, occasions for which I always try and send a special song. I just realised that 18th July is the anniversary of another favourite. So here is a song for the occasion.

But I think, we can have a song featuring one in a movie in which the other is the main lead. The two actors I was thinking of combining are Rajesh Khanna and Sanjeev Kumar.

We missed Sanjeev Kumar’s birthday last week, he would have been 80 years on 9th July. And 18th July, it will be six years since Rajesh Khanna passed away. Both the actors were active around the same period. Both had their distinct styles in acting and also the kind of characters they enacted. They have appeared in about five films together – “Bandhan”, “Aap Ki Kasam”, “Chala Murari Hero Banane”, “Suraag” and I think Rajesh Khanna had a guest appearance in “Ram Tere Kitne Nam” which released about the time Sanjeev Kumar passed away. “Bandhan” was essentially a Rajesh Khanna movie where Sanjeev Kumar had a small role as a lawyer who fights a case for Rajesh Khanna. “Aap Ki Kasam” had Sanjeev Kumar play RK’s friend and neighbour and the eventual cause for the separation of Rk and Mumtaz. I don’t remember much about “Chala Murari Hero Banane” which was a movie about movies made by actor Asrani and I feel both RK and SK might have played themselves i.e. film stars, in guest appearances. That brings us to “Suraag” which is a Sanjeev Kumar movie where Rajesh Khanna is in a guest appearance in a song situation along with Tina Munim.

Remembering Rajesh Khanna with this song from “Suraag” which was produced by Jagmohan Mundhra and directed by Jag Mundhra and Ambrish Sangal. It had Sanjeev Kumar as husband to Gita Siddharath, playing a professor in Criminology and Parikshat Sahni playing a doctor who is the professor’s unmarried friend. Shabana Azmi plays Parikshat Sahni’s wife who is kidnapped on her way to New York. And then the movie’s mystery begins. The movie had music by Bappi Lahiri and written by Kaifi Azmi. The playback singers use in the movie were Mohd. Rafi, Asha Bhonsle, Lata Mangeshkar, Bappi Lahiri and Kishore Kumar. Today’s song is a qawwali where Rajesh Khanna is on stage with Tina Munim and Gita Siddharath and Sanjeev Kumar are in the audience. Half way through the song Gita spots Shaban Azmi among the chorus girls and then the chase to find her picks up steam. I have seen this movie ages ago so I don’t remember if the song happens abroad or in India. The movie’s story transports the audience back and forth between India and America.

Here is the song which has Rafi and Asha giving playback alongwith male and female chorus.

(not a very clear video)
Song-Wo nazar le ke rahi dil (Suraag)(1980) Singers-Rafi, Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Kaifi Azmi, MD-Bappi Lahiri
Male chorus
Female chorus
All chorus

Lyrics

woh nazar leke
woh nazar leke rahi dil
tanaana haiya hu
woh nazar leke rahi dil
tanaana haiya hu
lut gaye
lut gaye
lut gaye hum sare mehfil
tanana haiya hu uuuu
lut gaye hum sare mehfil
tanana haiya hu uuuu haaye
thham ke baithe hain jo dil
tanaana haiya hu
thhaam ke baithe hai jo dil
tanana haiya hu

hai yahi
haan yahi
hai yahi toh mere kaatil
tanana haiya hu uuuu
hai yahi toh mere kaatil
tanana haiya hu uuuuu haye

woh nazar leke rahi dil ka
tanana haiya hu
woh nazar leke rahi dil ka
tanana haiya hu

thhaam ke baithe hain jo dil
tanana haiya hu uu

thhaam ke baithe hain jo dil
tanana haiya hu

kisliye tezz hawaaon mein
jalaaya hai charaag
kabhi paaoge na tum
khoye huye dil ka suraag
uska paana toh hai mushqil
mushqil
uska paana to hai mushqil
tanaana haiya hu uuuu haaye
woh nazar leke rahi dil
tanana haiya huuu
woh nazar leke rahi dil
tanana haiya hu

aaaaa
aapke dil mein nazar aate hai
yun hi kai daag
aise daagi ka bhala
paayenge kya aap suraag
wo na tha

wo na tha
wo na tha pyaar ke kabil
tanaana haiya hu uuu haaye
thhaam ke baithe hain jo dil
tanana haiya hu

thhaam ke baithe hai jo dil
tanana haiya hu

unko dekho koi aur unki adaayen dekho
ek zara sar ko jo sharmaake jhukaayen dekho
bijliyaan kyun na woh hans hans ke giraayen dekho
unpe qurbaan hai mehfil
mehfil
unpe qurbaan hai mehfil
tanana haiya hu uuuu haaye
wo nazar leke rahi dil
tanana haiya hu
wo nazar leke rahi dil
tanana haiya hu

aaaa aaaaa aaa
aaaaaa aaaaaa aa

pa ni sa ni
pa ni sa ga sa ni
sa ga ma ga sa ni ni sa
pa ni sa ni
pa ni sa ga sa ni
sa ga ma ga sa ni ni sa

mere dildaar ho tum
meri jaan pyar ho tum
main hoon chanda ki kiran
nahi talwar ho tum
kabhi behosh ho tum
kabhi hosiyar ho tum
milti hai mujhko saza

aur gunehagaar ho tum
bikhne aaye ho yahaan
kaise khareedaar ho tum u u u
aaaaa aaaaaaa
aaaaaa aaaaa
bikhne aaye ho yahaan
kaise kharidaar ho tum u u u u
kabhi ikraar ho tum
kabhi inkaar ho tum
kabhi aasaan bahot
kabhi dushwaar ho tum
dil ka bachna to hai mushkil
mushkil
dil ka bachna to hai mushkil
tanana haiya hu uuuu haye
wo nazar leke rahi dil ka
tanana haiya huuu
wo nazar leke rahi dil ka
tanana haiya hu

in nigaahon ki kasam
gori baahon ki kasam
mehke baalon ki kasam
dehke gaalon ki kasam
bikhare gesu ki kasam
jaage jaadoo ki kasam
mast khushboo ki kasam u
uth’te pallu ki kasam
de bhi do husn ki khairaat hamein
banke aaye hain hum saahil
saahil
banke aaye hai hum saahil
tanaana haiya hu u u haaye
tham ke baithe re jo dil
tanana haiya hu

tham ke baithe re jo dil
tanana haiya hu

jhoothi baaton ki kasam
teri ghaaton ki kasam
muskuraane ki kasam
dil lubhaane ki kasam
pyaase tan man ki kasam
dil ki dhadkan ki kasam
teri subahon ki kasam
teri shaamon ki kasam
aaaaa aaaa
hai gunehgaar tera dil
tanaana haiya hu u u u
thhaam ke baithe hain jo dil
tanaana haiya hu

thhaam ke baithe hain jo dil
tanaana haiya hu

wo nazar leke rahi dil ka
tanana haiya hu
wo nazar leke rahi dil ka
tanana haiya hu

tanana haiya hu tanana haiya hu
tanana haiya hu tanana haiya hu
tanana haiya hu tanana haiya hu
tanana haiya hu tanana haiya hu
tanana haiya hu tanana haiya hu
tanana haiya hu tanana haiya hu

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