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Hansta hua noorani chehra

Posted on: November 9, 2008


“Parasmani” was a C grade movie the likes of which rarely got noticed by mainstream audience. But this movie became a big hit because its music simply caught the imagination of the public. Almost all the songs from this movie became hugely popular and gatecrashed into the party of Binaca geetmala which was otherwise reserved for songs of A grade movies.

The music for this movie was composed by newcomers Laxmikant Pyarelal.These two prodigiously talented musicians had begun their careers as instrumentalists in the orchestra of many established music directors for nearly a decade before setting out as independent music directors. Their first venture as music directors never saw the light of the day.

This movie “Parasmani” was the first released movie for music directors Laxmikant Pyarelal and this movie made them a well known name and they landed more assignments. They never looked back since.

Rafi and Lata helped the aspiring musical duo a lot. Rafi in fact sang in their first movie ( which was never released) and wished them a long and successful career. His wish began to get fulfulled from this movie onwards.

This movie was produced in an era when color movies were expensive to produce and movies were especially advertised as being colour movies. Censor certificate of this movie describes “Parasmani” as “partially colour”. THe first few reels of the movie were Black and white whereas the rest were in colour. This song ” hansta hua noorani chehra” fell in the colour portion of the movie. And needless to say, this song ” hansta hua noorani chehra” became a huge hit. It finished 6th in Binaca getmala 1963 finals. It was an astounding feat for a newcomer musical duo to make their music soar to such heights despite composing this music for a C grade movie.

Not just this song, every other song in this movie became timeless. I should know. I have obtained the difficult to get VCD of this movie and I have watched all the songs of this movie. Such a debut performance by a music director in a Bollywood movie has not been matched since.

PS-In this song, Laxmikant Pyarelal , in their childlike enthusiasm, used 36 violins in their orchestra, since they wanted to outdo Naushad and SJ who used to use 20 and 30 violins respectively in their orchestra. This was the first song in which they used Lata’s voice. Lata gave them her blessings and best wishes after this recording.

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Song- hansta hua noorani chehra ( Parasmani) ( 1963) Singers- Lata, Kamal Barot, Lyrics-Asad Bhopali, MD- Laxmikant Pyarelal

Lyrics

hanstaa huaa nooraani chehraa
kaali zulfen rang sunahraa
teri jawaani taubaa re taubaa re
dilrubaa o dilrubaa, dilrubaa o dilrubaa
hanstaa huaa nooraani chehraa
kaali zulfen rang sunahraa
teri jawaani taubaa re taubaa re
dilrubaa o dilrubaa, dilrubaa o dilrubaa

pahle teri aankhon ne loot liyaa door se, pahle teri
pahle teri aankhon ne loot liyaa door se
phir ye sitam hamape ki dekhnaa garoor se
o deewaane
o deewaane
tuu kyaa jaane
tuu kyaa jaane
dil ki beqaraariyaan hain kyaa
hanstaa huaa nooraani chehraa
kaali zulfen rang sunahraa
teri jawaani taubaa re taubaa re
dilrubaa o dilrubaa, dilrubaa o dilrubaa

jee bharke tadpaale jee bhar ke waar kar, jee bhar ke
jee bhar ke tadpaale jee bhar ke waar kar
sab kuchh gawaaraa hai thodaa saa pyaar kar
tuu hai dil mein
tuu hai dil mein ,
dil mushkil mein
dil mushkil mein
ab na dil ki mushkilen badhaa
hanstaa huaa nooraani chehraa
kaali zulfen rang sunahraa
teri jawaani taubaa re taubaa re
dilrubaa o dilrubaa, dilrubaa o dilrubaa
hanstaa huaa nooraani chehraa
kaali zulfen rang sunahraa
teri jawaani taubaa re taubaa re
dilrubaa o dilrubaa, dilrubaa o dilrubaa

9 Responses to "Hansta hua noorani chehra"

Thanks for posting this, Atul.
I love this song. It is also a “1-year” old song 🙂
So pleasant to listen to.
And when I saw the video, I liked it even more.

Like you say, this movie has other good songs also. I remember in particular a Rafi song “Roshan tumhi se duniya, raunaq tumhi jahaan ki”. Wonderful song – with Rafi saab in full flow.

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ये गीत असद भोपाली ने लिखा है । अतुल ज़रा फिर से चेक कीजिए ।

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Most sources give Faarooque Qaisar as the lyricist of this song, but yes Asad Bhopali too was one of the lyricist of this movie. So I suppose Asad Bhopali too wrote at least one of the song of Parasmani. A few sources indeed mention Asad Bhopali as the lyricist of this song, including the “Binaca geetmala ka sureela safar” book. So I have changed the name of the lyricist to Asad Bhopali now. Thanks for pointing this fact out.

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Truly marvellous opening salvo. I must say a lot of credit goes to evergreen Shankar Jaikishan for raising the bar so high and setting a really high standard to aspire to. A lot of new emerging music directors would follow the SJ style to the letter – so much so that at times it became difficult to tell them apart. This song is a vivid example. In fact, almost all of Parasmani songs has got that unmistakable SJ flavour to them. Similarly, listen to Kalyanji Anandji’s Chhalia and you would swear the music is SJ’s unless you actually see for yourself the credits rolling in front of your eyes. Perhaps it was a safe bet to follow in the footsteps of the reigning maestros.

On another note, the two songs Ooi Ma Ooi Ma and Hansta Hua Noorani seem like they are cut from the same cloth. And a later LP composition Payal Ki Jhankar Raste has a similar tinge. So does Tum Ko Piya Dil Diya from Shikari. In my mind, these four are grouped together in a cluster, one triggering the others.

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SJ, LP, Sonik-Omi had great debuts… We tend to forget “Dilne Phir Yaad Kiya” as SO didn’t live up to those standards in later years.

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Three lyricists penned down the lyrics of Parasmani . Asad Bhopali , Indeever and Farooq Qaiser . I don’t know this is a record or not . Three lyricists for one movie ! Can anyone of the knowledgeable readers tell any parallel example ?

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