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Ye dil hai muhabbat ka pyaasaa

Posted on: September 1, 2010


I have mentioned it in the past that I grew up in Ranchi, which was then a city in Bihar and it is now the capital city of the state of Jharkhand. Those were the days when one judged the size of a place by the number of movie halls in it. If the place had 100 plus movie halls then it was a metropolitan city. If the place had 30 plus movie halls then it was a A class city etc.

Till 1960s, Ranchi had only 8 movie halls, Four more movie halls were constructed in 1970s, taking the number of movie halls to 12. That made it a B class city in my eyes. Only Patna, the capital city of Bihar had more movie halls in Bihar than Ranchi.

In Ranchi, most movie halls were located on one single road. That single road was the most important road of the city and it was in fact called “Main Road”. This main road, which entered the city from south terminated at a chowk, then called Firayalal Chowk and now known as Albert Ekka Chowk. The names of the movie halls, as one went towards Firayalal Chowk along the main road were- Sujata (also had a small hall called Mini Sujata), Ratan,Welfare, Rupasree and Sri Vishnu. Then there were some other movie halls in other remote areas namely Sainik theatre(Garrison), Plazaa, Sandhya, Meenaxi, Uphaar etc.

Rupasree cinema was the seediest movie hall of them all. It was the only movie hall in the town without Balcony, which ensured that upmarket audience kept away from this hall. While most other movies tried to screen “new movies” , Rupasree would screen movies that were decades old. Now we call those movies as classics, but those days such movies were considered boring.

As a teenager, I was not exactly a fan of old movies. Sometimes, I would go to the main road hoping to get the ticket of a newly released movie in the nearby Ratan or Welfare or Sri Vishnu talkies. But getting the ticket of a new movie (typically an Amitabh Bachchan starrer) was next to impossible. Instead of going home empty handed, sometimes I would decide to watch a movie in Rupashree. Getting a ticket was never a problem in this hall. The only problem was lack of balcony, which was my preferred class. Yes, I regarded myself as as “upscale” spectator. 😀

I remember that the first movie that I watched there was “Leader” (1964) and I watched it in 1978. The next movie that I watched in this movie hall was “Dil Ne Phir Yaad Kiyaa” (1966). Yes, by the standards of that movie hall, 12 to 14 year old movies were new movies. Otherwise most movies screened there were from 1950s. Old movies incidentally were black and whilte and watching black and white movies was considered infra dig not only by an “upscale” movie watcher like me, but by aam jantaa too. And we were always sore that the tickets for black and while movies were same as that for colour movies. Yes, newer movies proudly announced that they were in colour- Eastmancolour in fact.

“Dil Ne phir Yaad Kiyaa” (1966) was an eastmancolour movie. I arrived at the movie hall after the movie had already begun. I knew Dharmendra, but I watched most other actors for the first time in this movie. I had never watched Nutan before and certainly I had not watched Rehman before.

And the movie had songs after every few minutes. And these songs, unlike the actors, were familiar to me. And all these songs sounded so wonderful to listen to. As soon as a song would be played, the feeling would be one of discovery- “so this song is from this movie !”. The movie itself was no great shakes as Memsaab tells us in her review of this movie.

But what music ! I will not watch this movie a second time, but I can watch the songs any number of times. It was only then that I heard about Sonik Omi, though I had been listeneing to their music for several years without being aware of this fact. Yes, songs of movies like “Mahua” (1969) ,”Saawan Bhaadon” (1970), “Bhai Ho To Aisaa” (1972) etc were composed by Sonik Omi.

“Dil Ne Phir Yaad Kiyaa” (1966) was the debut movie of Sonik Omi as music directors. Prior to that both Sonik (uncle) and Omi (nephew) had worked as musicians under established music directors. Sonik in fact had worked as a long time assistant to Madan Mohan.

The movie had fantastic songs but the story line made it impossible for me to enjoy the picturisation. The story in a nut shell is that Dharmendra has a girl friend Nutan who gets separated from him. When Dharmendra meets his childhood friend Rehman, he sees Rehman’s wife. She is Nutan (double role). Not aware that she is a different person and that she is the wife of Rehman, he begins to romance her, much to her discomfiture. When Rehman gets an inkling of the fact that Dharmendra is looking for his lost love who looked the same as his wife, de decides to sacrifice his marriage for the sake of his friend’s happiness. No wonder Memsaab hates this movie in her review.

Here is a song from this movie, where Dharmendra is wooing Nutan, thinking her to be his lost love, while Nutan, who is Rehman’s wife is torn between her “wafaayi” to her husband and her husband’s fondness of Dharmendra, is in an un envious situation. And the picturisation of the song, one must say, captures Nutan’s dilemma very well.

Here is this superb song from the movie, which is sung by Mukesh. G L Rawal is the lyricist.

Audio

Video

song-Ye dil hai muhabbat kaa pyaasaa (Dil Ne Phir Yaad Kiyaa) (1966) Singer-Mukesh, Lyrics-G L Rawal, MD-Sonik Omi

Lyrics

ye dil hai muhabbat kaa pyaasaa
is dil kaa tadapnaa kyaa kahiye
ye dil hai muhabbat kaa pyaasaa
is dil kaa tadapnaa kyaa kahiye
maayoos hain ham maghroor ho tum
aur tumpe hi mitnaa kyaa kahiye
ye dil hai muhabbat kaa pyaasaa
is dil kaa tadapnaa kyaa kahiye
ye dil hai

ye shauk hamen ke uthaa le unhen
wo sharm-o-hayaa ke maare hain
ye shauk,
ye shauk hamen ke uthaa le unhen
wo sharm-o-hayaa ke maare hain
wo sharm-o-hayaa ke maare hain
ye hadd se guzar jaanaa apnaa
aur unkaa simatnaa kyaa kahiye
ye dil hai muhabbat kaa pyaasaa
is dil kaa tadapnaa kyaa kahiye
ye dil hai

kis soch mein ho kuchh hosh nahin
ye ghabraahat bhi kaisi hai
kis soch mein ho kuchh hosh nahin
ye ghabraahat bhi kaisi hai
ye ghabraahat bhi kaisi hai
bal khaa ke hamin se hat jaanaa
phir hamse lipatnaa kyaa kahiye
ye dil hai muhabbat kaa pyaasaa
is dil kaa tadapnaa kyaa kahiye
ye dil hai

aa jaao hamaari baahon mein
haay ye hai kaisi majboori
aa jaao,
aa jaao hamaari baahon mein
haay ye hai kaisi majboori
haay ye hai kaisi majboori
ham aapke hain koyi gair nahin
apnon se ulajhnaa kyaa kahiye
ye dil hai muhabbat kaa pyaasaa
is dil kaa tadapnaa kyaa kahiye
maayoos hain ham maghroor ho tum
aur tumpe hi mitnaa kyaa kahiye
ye dil hai

5 Responses to "Ye dil hai muhabbat ka pyaasaa"

LOL!!! It is such a HORRIBLE FILM. So bad, such a waste of lovely actors.

I couldn’t even pay attention to the songs because of the red mist in front of my eyes. But maybe I will give them a try now 😀

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The songs are absolutely lovely to listen to. Sonik Omi gave this movie their best.

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I’d pick bewafai to wafaai for sure. I stopped seeing the movie halfway and missed this fantastic song.

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i’m from Ranchi.. its my birthplace.. n m always eager to know more n more of my city.. thanks for increasing my knowledge..

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Nice to be of use ! When I myself read the article again, I found that the article gave a useful account of the movie halls of Ranchi in 1970s. Many of these movie halls no longer exist.

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