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Aa gayi bahaar haay aa gayi bahaar

Posted on: May 24, 2011


I was a kid of that generation when kids loved to read story books. Reading stories of fairy tales, Arabian nights etc was my idea of achieving Nirvaan.

Like most kids, I was also interested in watching movies, which was frowned upon by elders. It was thought that movies were not fit to be seen by kids of impressionable kids. And the fact that movies suitable for kids movies were not produced was also a fact that was often commented upon by scribes, especially during 14th november (Children’s day in India).

Now, with the benefit of hindsight, and also thanks to our beloved blog, I have not only begun to look at the so called B grade movies with newfound interest and respect, I have also realised that these B grade movie makers actually made movies of mythologicals, fairy tales etc, which were just the stuff that kids loved. So in effect these B grade moviemakers were actually making movies for the kids and those young at heart. and the so called mainstream movie watchers. instead of taking kids to watch such movies, were bemoaning the fact that movies were not fit for children.

Personally I would have loved to watch movies based on Arabian Night tales, seeing how I desperately searched for books on Arabian tales. Those days, it was not all that easy to get hold of books as is the case now. And even parents and elders are not as understanding of the wishes of their kids as is the case with elders of today (read yours truly). But kids these days would rather watch TV cartoons than read the same stuff on books.

Wadia Movietones was doing a yeoman service for the lovers of fairy tales and mythologicals, as most of their movies were on these topics.

“Hatimtai” is a fairy tale that I loved reading. Had I known about this movie at that time, I would have loved to watch it. But this movie was from an era earlier from my time and such movies, once they had their runs, were hardly released again, except in seedy dilapidated movie halls, where “respectable” movie watchers would not go to watch movies.

One of the songs of “Hatimtai” (1956) became quite popular even with mainstream music lovers. I have already discussed this song in this blog. Here is another song from this movie. This song , which is lesser known among music lovers is just as lovely to listen to. It is sung by Shamshad Begam and chorus. Raja Mehdi Ali Khan is the lyricist. S N Tripathi is the music director.

I am unable to identify the lead dancer who lip syncs in Shamshad Begam’s voice, though her face looks familiar. I request my knowledgeable readers to help identify her.
PS-Memsaad tells us that the dancer could be Mirabai-Severyn. So I hereby announce that the dancer is Mirabai-Severyn, as far as I am concerned. 🙂


Song-Aa gayi bahaar haay aa gayi bahaar (Hatimtai) (1956) Singer-Shamshad Begam, Lyrics-Raja Mehdi Ali Khan, MD-S N Tripathi

Lyrics

Aa gayi bahaar haay aa gayi bahaar
aa gayi bahaar haay aa gayi bahaar
teri qasam
teri qasam aaj mera dil huaa gulzaar
teri qasam aaj mera dil huaa gulzaar
aa gayi bahaar haay aa gayi bahaar
ho ho ho ho ho
phoolon pe nikhaar
phoolon pe nikhaar haay
dil huaa gulzaar haay
mil gayaa qaraar haay
aa gayi bahaar
aa gayi bahaar haay aa gayi bahaar
teri qasam
teri qasam aaj mera dil huaa gulzaar
aa gayi bahaar haay aa gayi bahaar

dil mein tu aankhon mein tu
dil mein tu aankhon mein tu
hamko teri aarzoo
hamko teri aarzoo
hamko teri aarzoo
o hamaare meharbaan
aa aa aa aa
o hamaare meharbaan
tujhpe ham nisaar
tujhpe ham nisaar haay
dil huaa gulzaar haay
mil gaya qaraar haay
aa gayi bahaar
aa gayi bahaar haay aa gayi bahaar
teri qasam
teri qasam aaj mera dil huaa gulzaar
aa gayi bahaar haay aa gayi bahaar

tum ho maseehaa mere
tum ho maseehaa mere
zindagi de di mujhe
zindagi de di mujhe
zindagi de di mujhe
doobti kashti
doobti kashti meri
tumne ki hai paar
tumne ki hai paar haay
dil huaa gulzaar haay
mil gayaa qaraar haay
aa gayi bahaar
aa gayi bahaar haay aa gayi bahaar
teri qasam
teri qasam aaj mera dil huaa gulzaar
aa gayi bahaar haay aa gayi bahaar
aa gayi bahaar haay aa gayi bahaar

ho ho ho ho ho ho ho
ho ho ho ho ho ho ho
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa

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2 Responses to "Aa gayi bahaar haay aa gayi bahaar"

The credits of Hatim Tai include “Dancer Artistes: Mirabai-Severyn and Helen”. Helen has a different song, and obviously isn’t this dancer, so she is probably Mirabai-Severyn. I will say that the name rings no bells for me at all 🙂

SN Tripathi wrote such great music for these wonderful films too. If you want to email me the story of Hatim Tai then it will help me get through the unsubtitled film with a bit more of a clue than I would otherwise, so then I could write about it!

Thanks for this information. By the process of elimination, she must be Mirabai-Severyn.

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