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Ye keh do tumhe hamse kyaa chaahiye

Posted on: February 18, 2011


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

The golden age of Bollywood film music is studded with many a stars who have been instrumental in creating wondrous melodies in all moods and rhythms. This includes stellar performers in all aspects of music, i.e. lyrics, composition and singing. As one looks back at the decades of 1930s to 1970s, there are many well known names that are considered shining stars of Hindi film music.

But as one searches more, and beyond the well known hits, one comes across numerous less familiar and even completely unknown personalities, whose creations are no less beautiful, only that the potential hits created by them were either for the movies that did not do well, or were released concurrent to other well known hits, and hence got overshadowed and passed by unnoticed, although not any less deserving. As Atul ji and Raja have written so often, Hindi film music is an ocean; everytime one takes a dip, one comes up with a beautiful pearl, not heard for many years, and some even not heard ever.

Gul e Bakaavali is one such movie from 1963. It is a B grade fantasy adventure based on one of the tales of Arabian Nights, and its main stars are Jairaj, Nishi, Sapru, Tiwari, Hira Lal, Sulochan, Sunder, Kammo, Maruti, etc. The music is composed by yet another one of the very talented band of music directors of that time, who passed by relatively unnoticed and unappreciated in the Hindi film industry. The music director of this film is Hansraj Behl. The poetry is by Naqsh Lyallpuri. This is a duet that is sung by Asha Bhosle and Surinder Kohli. Again, Surinder Kohli is a relatively unknown artist, who has sung for a few movies and also composed music for some other movies, till as late at early 1990s. Online searches show a good list of Punjabi movies and non-filmi religious bhajans and songs by him.

Gul e Bakaavali is a tale of romance – of love between a human prince and a fairy. Nishi plays the role of the fairy who takes a human form and comes to earth, to help a human, played by Jairaj. Expectedly, they fall in love, and the rest of the story is about how the union of two lovers from different realms of existence, came to be.A gem of a find, I had heard this song in my younger days, when All India Radio and Radio Ceylon were our only source of entertainment, and throughout the day, there were many programs that played only the music from Hindi films. These programs would attempt to cover not only the well known hits, but also the lesser hits and one would get a chance to listen to a lot of good music from the movies one would not care to go and see in a cinema hall. Re-discovering this song on the internet is like meeting a long lost friend after decades.

Note by Atul- This gem of a song, which introduces singer Surinder Kohli to this blog, also happens to be Asha Bhonsle’s 500th song in this blog.

Audio

Video

Song-Ye keh do tumhen hum se kyaa chaahiye (Gul e Bakaawli) (1963) Singers-Asha Bhonsle, Surinder Kohli, Lyrics-Naqsh Llayalpuri, MD-Hansraj Bahl

Lyrics

hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm
ye keh do tumhen hum se kyaa chaahiye
humen dard e dil ki dawaa chaahiye
dawaa chaahiye ya sazaa chaahiye
humen aap ka faisla chaahiye
ye keh do tumhen hum se kya chaahiye
humen dard e dil ki dawaa chaahiye

lo gul muskuraaye
lo mehki hawaa
lo gul muskuraaye
lo mehki hawaa
machalne lagi shokh rangeen fizaa
machalne lagi shokh rangeen fizaa
ye kehti hai kyaa hum ko samjhaayiye
kisi dil ki mehfil mein aa jaayiyeye
aa haa haa
hmm hmm hmm
ho ho ho
hmm hmm hmm
ho ye keh do tumhen hum se kya chaahiye
humen dard e dil ki dawaa chaahiye

nigaahen mili
hosh jaane lage
nigaahen mili
hosh jaane lage
kadam aapke dagmagaane lagey
kadam aapke dagmagaane lagey
behaknaa buraa hai sambhal jaayiye
na bhar bhar ke aankhon se chhalkaayiye
hmm hmm hmm
oh ho ho
aah haa haa
hmm hmm hmm
ho ye keh do tumhen hum se kya chaahiye
humen dard e dil ki dawaa chaahiye

sharaarat bhari
har naazar kaa bayaan
sharaarat bhari
har naazar kaa bayaan
samajhte hain hum dhadkanon ki zubaan
samajhte hain hum dhadkanon ki zubaan
dhadakte huye dil ko behlaayiye
zaraa shokh nazron ko samjhaayiye
aah haa haa
hmm hmm hmm
oh ho ho
ho ho ho
ho ye keh do tumhen hum se kya chaahiye
humen dard e dil ki dawaa chaahiye
dawaa chaahiye ya sazaa chaahiye
humen aap ka faisla chaahiye
oh ho ho
hmm hmm hmm
ha ha ha
ho ho ho
aah haa ha
hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm
ho ho ho

2 Responses to "Ye keh do tumhe hamse kyaa chaahiye"

Nice write-up, Sudhir. And a nice song too – first time I’m hearing it. Never heard of the movie either.
Just saw a Nishi movie the other day (Thief of Baghdad-1969) with Dara Singh opposite her. I love these “B”-movies. 🙂
Nishi’s dress here makes her look like Sadhana from a distance. But closer up, her face looks more like Shakila, although she doesn’t quite have that charm IMO that Shakila had.
I had heard of Surinder Kohli but never heard his songs. So that’s a first for me too.

And congrats, Atul, for posting your own version of the Fortune-500. Or rather the Asha-500. 🙂

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Raja,

Same here with me, re the “B” movies. Some of these really deserved to be better recognized for their cinematic content, and many of them for their music. A huge number of very good songs from the yesteryears do belong to the so called “B” and “C” movies. And one gets to know so many new artists, lyricists and composers who displayed a lot of talent, but were never given due acknowledgement by the industry or the public, for a variety of reasons.

These days, with more and more movies of all grades being released as VCDs/DVDs, there is a greater hope that this ‘khazaana’ will not be all lost.

Love to continue diving into this ocean . . . 🙂

Rgds
Sudhir

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