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Bulbul ki rut bahaar aati hai ek baar

Posted on: June 29, 2011


This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie songs and a regular contributor to this blog.

Parbat Pe Apna Dera (1944) is one of the more important creations of V Shantaram. The film deals with the concept of ‘maya’ the enduring allurement of the material world that spares no one. The theme also deals with the consequences fo desires, which are mostly painful and damaging. Briefly, Ulhas is an ascetic who lives alone on a hilltop, and does not allows any visitors or passersby to come to him. Once, Vanmala chances to come face to face with this ascetic, in one of her treks. She is injured, and the ascetic has some cure that relieves her of pain. She is the daughter of a rich person, probably used to having her way. She insists on continuing to meet Ulhas, against his wishes, and continues to bring him gifts, almost setting up a household on the hilltop, once where there was an abode of renunciation. One thing leads to another, and the ascetic ties the nuptial knot with this rich lady, leaves his ‘parbat’ (symbolically the high vantage point of human experience), and comes down to ‘civilization’ to live with his newfound family.

This song is during the episode as the newlyweds are settling into their new life. A celebration is arranged, and the erstwhile ascetic now appears, sans his beard, and sporting brand new clothes of a prince. Forgetting his learnings of the life of penance an sacrifice, he is now singing a song of idolization of youth and young age. There are many people present for the event; the gentlemen look on and the ladies break into a dance formation on hearing this song. As the song progresses, one can see and sense the transformation progressing. He is married now, and yet the lure of other ladies does not spare him. One can see Vanmala trying to hold him back, and yet he is drifting away, google eyed with the presence of so many females around him.

It is a beautifully crafted song; the entire song is about ‘jawaani’ and yet the word itself appears only once in the song. The lyrics are by Dewan Sharar, and the lilting frolicsome composition is by Vasant Desai. The singing voice is that of Khan Mastana. On screen, one can see a dashing and handsome Ulhas, who plays the erstwhile ascetic turned playboy. Vanmala, his newly wedded wife, keeps him company, and there is a large number of guests. A very charming composition that you will surely enjoy.


Song-Bulbul ki rut bahaar aati hai ek baar (Parbat Pe Apna Dera) (1944) Singer-Khan Mastana, Lyrics-Dewan Sharar, MD-Vasant Desai

Lyrics

bulbul ki rut bahaar
bulbul ki rut bahaar
aati hai ek baar
aati hai ek baar
jeewan mein sabko pyaar
jeewan mein sabko pyaar
aata hai ek baar
bulbul ki rut bahaar
bulbul ki rut bahaar

gulshan mein gul khilaaye
aaaaaaaaa
gulshan mein gul khilaaye
phoolon ka munh dhulaaye
aaa haa haa haa
aaa haa haa haa
kaliyon ko gudgudaaye
ho ho ke hum-kinaar
aati hai ek baar
bulbul ki rut bahaar
aaa aaa aaa aaa
aaa aaa aaa aaa
aaa aaa

dil par nigaah karti
aankhon se
aankhon se chaah karti
dil par nigaah karti
aankhon se chaah karti
seene mein raah karti
jaati hai baar baar
aati hai ek baar
bulbul ki rut bahaar
aati hai ek baar
jeewan mein sabko pyaar
aata hai ek baar
bulbul ki rut bahaar

aaaa hai zauk e zindgani
aaa aaa aaa
hai zauk e zindgani
hai shauk e shadmaani
hai naam
hai naam naujawaani
hain naam sau hazaar
aati hai ek baar
bulbul ki
bulbul ki
bulbul ki rut bahaar
aati hai ek baar
jeewan mein sabko pyaar
aata hai ek baar
bulbul ki rut bahaaaaaaaar

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2 Responses to "Bulbul ki rut bahaar aati hai ek baar"

How nicely you have summarized the plot of the movie! The plot is slightly similar to that of `Pinjra.’ A big thank you for the song, too.

Dear desi-behan-at-large,

Thanks for your encouragement. I am glad you like the post and the song.
And welcome. 🙂

Rgds
Sudhir

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