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Tadap ye din raat ki

Posted on: September 1, 2010


This post is written by Raja, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor of posts to this blog

One of the things I set out to do a few years ago was to watch, once more, many of the movies that I had seen as a young boy.

There were two main reasons for this.

Firstly, I had almost no recollection of the storylines of the movies that I had seen all those years ago. I remembered the odd scene here and there, the odd song here and there, I had a high-level sense of the movie. And I knew whether I liked the movie or not. But I am sure there were many details of the movie lost to me then.

The second reason is that I believe my appreciation of movies (and songs) has changed over this period of time. At that young age, I did not like the slow songs of Lata Mangeshkar, I did not like slow movies in general. I remember seeing “Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam” and, though I loved the songs (especially “saakiya aaj mujhe” and “bhanwra bada nadaan”), I cannot say I really understood or enjoyed the movie at that time.

The same applies to another movie that I distinctly remember seeing at that time – Amrapali. It was a historical and I remember the movie being full of classical dance.I also remember getting bored midway (actually earlier than midway) and walking out.

I must have been only ten or eleven at that time, so it was perhaps not particularly strange behaviour on my part.

Anyway, many years later, I read about Amrapali and learnt that it is considered as one of Vyjanthimala’s classics.

The movie plays to her strength as it is loaded with dance sequences (she plays a danseuse in the film). It seems Vyjanthimala had set a lot of hopes on the movie but apparently the audience, not perhaps as interested in her classical dance as she had hoped, gave the movie a thumbs-down. It bombed miserably at the box-office and left Vyjanthimala totally shattered.

It is speculated that this was one of the triggers that hastened her exit from Hindi movies. She did act in a few more films (commercially successful ones like Suraj, Jewel Thief, Prince, Ganwaar) but her heart was no longer in commercial Hindi cinema.

I caught up with this movie a couple of years ago, fully aware of the fact that I had walked out all those years ago. So did I have the patience this time to sit through a movie full of classical dance? Had my appreciation of “art” developed at least to this level?

I found, to my pleasant surprise, the answer to be “yes”. I will never claim to be very knowledgeable about classical dance but I am now able to appreciate it much more than I could when I was young. And the story of Amrapali was quite nice too. I had read it in an Amar Chitra Katha comic also as a young boy but had forgotten it.

It came back to me when I saw the movie a couple of years back.

Here is a Lata song from the movie. Now this is just the type of song that I would have run miles away from, at the age of ten. 😀 But now, with age, has come a sense of appreciation. Of these type of songs.

The music is by Shankar Jaikishen. The songs of Amrapali are considered to be among the best Lata renditions for SJ, especially in the light of their differences during the 60s. Each Lata song in this movie is really wonderful.

I hope you like this song “tadap ye din raat ki”. It is picturised on a confused Sunil Dutt (playing Ajatasatru, King of Magadh) and the danseuse Vyjanthimala (playing Amrapali of Vaishali).


Song-Tadap ye din raat ki (Amrapaali) (1966) Singers-Lata, Lyrics-Shailendra, MD-Shankar Jaikishan

Lyrics

Tadap ye din raat ki
Kasak ye bin baat ki
Bhalaa ye rog hai kaisaa
Sajan ab to bataa de
Ab to bataa de
Bataa de

Tadap ye din raat ki
Kasak ye bin baat ki
Bhalaa ye rog hai kaisaa
Sajan ab to bataa de
Ab to bataa de
Bataa de
Tadap ye din raat ki

Bina kaaran udaasi kyun
Achaanak ghir ke aati hai
Sataa jaati hai kyun mujhko
Badan kyun tod jaati hai
Badan kyun tod jaati hai
Tadap ye din raat ki
Kasak ye bin baat ki
Bhalaa ye rog hai kaisaa
Sajan ab to bataa de
Ab to bataa de
Bataa de
Tadap ye din raat ki

Hai aakhir kaun se bandhan
Jo mujh se khul nahin paatey
Ye baadal bebasi mein kyun
Baras kar dhul nahin jaatey
Baras kar dhul nahin jaatey
Tadap ye din raat ki
Kasak ye bin baat ki
Bhalaa ye rog hai kaisaa
Sajan ab to bataa de
Ab to bataa de
Bataa de

Tadap ye din raat ki
Kasak ye bin baat ki
Bhalaa ye rog hai kaisaa
Sajan ab to bataa de
Ab to bataa de
Bataa de
Tadap ye din raat ki

15 Responses to "Tadap ye din raat ki"

Amazingly composed by SJ and beautifully rendered by Lata. Greatly enjoy reading guest posts by Raja.

Vyjanthimala looks like an Apsara in this movie.

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I guess Raja’s and my tastes are quite different. This is exactly the song that drew me to Bollywood. VJ in Amrapali-spectacular. Absolutely in love with every single song/dance moment. Plus Sunil Dutt as the mystery veer sainik (aren’t you thankful it wasn’t Biswajit instead.)

It was only after I saw VJ here and Manju Bhargavi in Shankarabharanam (there was a terrible Hindi remake–not that) that I started liking classical dance.

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@shontou, thanks for the compliment. And this is indeed a lovely song in all respects.

@sophy, hey, I saw Amrapali a couple of years back and I loved it. I understood the story also. That always helps. 🙂 Besides, I now have a better appreciation for all things classical, including classical dance. But the first time I saw this movie, I was hardly 10 years old. At that time, it went totally over my head. Also, my taste was rather different. It was more Rajesh in Apna Desh and Amitabh in Zanjeer 🙂

And yes, Sunil Dutt any day to Biswajeet. Actually Sunil Dutt is one of my favourite heroes.

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Rajesh in Apna Desh is scrumptious. Duniya mein etc… (but till very recently I wouldn’t have been able to apreciate that sort of song–her blond wig alone would have had me running … Love Mumu now. )People change, tastes change.

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Good that you have finally turned into a Mumtaz fan.:)

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I had heard this song few years ago and what attracted me to it was the amazing lyrics. Look at the first two lines – very simple words, rhymes so well and so full of meaning – you cannot beat Shailendra for packing so much depth in so few words. Of course, Lata’s voice and SJs music makes it a totally enchanting experience. There are so many other examples of Shailendra’s magic in many other movies – Guide, Raat aur Din, Chori Chori etc etc

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I was very disappointed with Amrapali not because the music was bad but because there weren’t that many songs. Despite the dance instrumentals, they could have put three more songs…

Interestingly, Sunil Dutt enacted the same role in a drama in the film, “Ek Phool Char Kaante.” Both Amrapali and EPCK were directed by Shammi loyalists, Lekh Tandon and Bhappi Sonie. In Amrapali, there were no songs for the male role whereas in the drama in EPCK, the song was picturized on the male role, “Matwali naar…”

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Thanks for your comments. I was on journey for the last couple of days, therefore I was not able to thankk you earlier for your visit and comments.

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Amrapali is really a heart meltng movie..the melodious songs & dance of vyjayanthimala was really beyond dis world.. Even nw wen i luk at her in that movie, i ll start crying.. She is the most pretty & beautiful i evr saw..
In her movies..she was the best & her body used to sparkle even in that balck/white screen

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Hey, where is the link for the song?
Or is there someting wrong with my browser?

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The link was there. There may have been some temporary glitch in the code. I have rectified it now.

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Yes, I do see it now.

I saw the movie, back when it was released.
Those were the days when I was at IIT-B, and used to go to a movie in Bombay, while making advance reservations for another. We used to do that, I think, a month ahead. Saw Sangam in Apsara when it opened with that movie.

Somehow I cannot square Sunil Dutt in a mythological/historical/period role, that at the time being reserved for Pradeep Kumar.

VM looks very slim in this song. She is still kicking around, isn’t she? One of the very few from that era, I believe, with the passing of Shammi Kapoor couple of weeks ago.

Dilip Kumar is still around. Anybody else?

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earlier video link is no more available now, here is one;

and a audio link ;

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