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Bhooley afsaane phir se yaad aaye

Posted on: October 23, 2011

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

As I am selecting more songs to post for the composer Usha Khanna, I am actually faced by the dilemma on which ones to post first and which to defer. Every film that she has composed for, contains such musical gems that it is a wonder. Being relegated to the B/C grade films most of the time, Usha Khanna has still done a yeoman’s service to the Hindi film music, producing one great melody after another. Coming across the names of the films for which she has composed music, the first reaction is ‘haanh?, what was that name again’, that is the level of obscurity which pervades her creations.

‘Samay Bada Balwaan’ is social drama film from 1969. This film came for a major production house, i.e. Minerva Movietone, the production company of Sohrab Modi. The film is produced and directed by him. The lyrics are written by DN Madhok, an ‘ancient mariner’ in the industry by the time 1969 came around. The star cast of the film includes Sohrab Modi, Mehtab, Shailesh Kumar, Shahida, Aruna Irani, David etc. The singing voice is that of Mohammed Rafi. Considering the tone of this song and the star line up, my guess is that this song is performed by Shailesh Kumar on screen. I have not been able to locate more information on this film, and would request other knowledgeable readers to kindly add more details and information about this film

A very lively melody. Verses that talk of regaining life and memories, verses of a new beginning, rejuvenation and hope. A very uplifting song.

bhoole afsaane, phir se yaad aaye

Forgotten dreams and memories, have come back to life again.

aaj duniya mein, phir se hum bhi hain
phir mohabbat ne, chutkiyaan lee hain
phir teri zulf ke, chhaa gaye saaye

Today, after ages, it seems as if I belong in this world once again
Love is plucking the strings of the heart once again
Once again, life has found comfort in the shade of your tresses

phir wohi mein hoon, phir wohi yaadein
phir wohi dil hai, dil mein fariyaaden
aa ke mil jaao ke, sabr aa jaaye

I find myself once again, feeling joy in the recollections
Once again the heart is back to life, ready with entreaties and desires
Pray come and meet again, so the heart is comforted

teri mehfil se, utth gaye thhe hum
tod baitthe thhe, pyaar ke sab bharam
aaj nikli hai lab se, phir wohi haaye

A day was when I had moved away from your company
As misgivings betwixt us led to parting of ways
All delusions of love shattered
But today, once again, the sighs of joy are on my lips


Song-Bhooley afsaane phir se yaad aaye (Samay Bada Balwaan) (1969) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-D N Madhok, MD-Usha Khanna


bhoole afsaane
phir se yaad aaye
bhoole afsaane
phir se yaad aaye

aaj duniya mein
phir se hum bhi hain
phir mohabbat ne
chutkiyaan lee hain
phir teri zulf ke
chhaa gaye saaye
bhoole afsaane
phir se yaad aaye
bhoole afsaane
phir se yaad aaye

phir wohi main hoon
aur wohi yaadein
phir wohi dil hai
dil mein fariyaaden
aa ke mil jaao ke
sabr aa jaaye
bhoole afsaane
phir se yaad aaye
bhoole afsaane
phir se yaad aaye

teri mehfil se
uthh gaye thhey hum
tod baithhey thhey
pyaar ke sab bharam
aaj nikli hai lab se
phir wohi haaye
bhoole afsaane
phir se yaad aaye
bhoole afsaane
phir se yaad aaye

2 Responses to "Bhooley afsaane phir se yaad aaye"

Sudhir ji,
SAMAY BADA BALWAN-1969 was a film from a Balwan film co. and a Balwan Producer/Director.The message of the film was ‘Time is a great Healer.Time is a great leveller’.
Uttam(Sohrab Modi) and Damayanti(Mehtab) arer a rich and happy couple with everything in their favour,but suddenly a raging fire destroys everything that this rich cotton growing merchant had and they beco0me poor in their bigb Haveli.
Uttam’s younger brother Ram(Sailesh Kr.) is engaged to Gauri(Shahida) the elder daughter of seth Dhunichand (Wasti),who breaks the engagement.
His brother in law(Damayanti’s brother) Dwarakadas(K.N.Singh)leaves his partnership and joins his rival.His son Baloo(Pravin) is engaged to Dhunichand’s second daughter.
On the insistance of his wife,Uttam goes for the engagement program,but there he is accused of theft of 5000 rupees and beaten by Dwaraka’s goons,when he is on his way home etc etc.
Within few years,Uttam and his son build their empire again,bur Dwaraka and Dhunichand become poor,thus establishing that Time teaches to value evry relationship irrespective of money..blah…blah…blah.
Despite being a Sohrab Modi film,somehow the public could not digest the overdose of Updesh of Morality much and the film went to its resthouse very soon.
Sudhir ji,your guess is right.The above song was filmed on Ram(Sailesh Kumar).



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