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Sajaayaa na karo phool baalon pe

Posted on: November 1, 2011


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

With this write up, I initiate a series of posts (at least ten, may be some more) to cover some very wonderful gems, and yet, very obscure and rarely heard songs of Mukesh. Mukesh, a voice filled with magic, a poignant and a simple, unpretentious sound. A voice that attracts with its sweet mellifluous tones. A voice that remains a unique rendition to date. Never up there is the top brackets like Rafi Saab or Kishore Da. And yet, the voice that has left an indelible mark on the Hindi film music. And also bequeathed scores of veritable gems for the listening pleasure of music lovers.

The first song I present is from the film Gunaahon Ke Raaste (1970). Produced under the banner of Bhanu Pictures, Bombay, and directed by Radhakant, the film’s star cast includes Dara Singh, Sanjanaa, NA Ansari, Azaad, Renu, Johnny Whisky, Dilip Dutt, Shetty, Shri Bhagwaan, Bhupendra Singh, Rajan Kapoor, Polson, Samson, Sanjay. It was a B/C grade action drama. The lyrics for this film are penned by Naqsh Lyallpuri. The music director is Jagdish Khanna, another completely new name for this blog.

I heard this song for the first time some months ago. I had posted a wonderful melody by composer Daan Singh, sung by Mukesh for the unreleased film Bhool Na Jaana “Goraa Goraa Mukhdaa Ye Tu Ne Kahaan Paayaa Hai(1963)” . The day my collector friend introduced me to the song from ‘Bhool Na Jaanaa’, he also played this song for me. And I had instantly fallen in love with this song. Once familiar, I then also found this song on YouTube, and today I present it for the readers of this blog.

On screen this song is played as radio song. The leading lady Sanjanaa, is getting ready and completing her makeup, as this song is being played on the radio. One can also see Dara Singh in the clip, albeit in a photograph. The way Sanjanaa is holding the framed photo, apparently the two are romantically involved. The video clip ends as another person appears on the scene, but visible only as a hand that switches off the radio; and then the clip ends. I am not able to locate more information on this film, and would request our knowledgeable readers to please add more information if possible.

But oh, what a wonderful melody, and what a unhurried, and comfortable singing by Mukesh. I am sure you will feel compelled to listen to this song many times over. Enjoy this lovely piece of music.

sajaayaa na karo phool baalon pe
giraayaa na karo zulf gaalon pe
dil jalon ko staanaa buree baat hai

Pray do not adorn your hair with flowers
Pray do not let your tresses play on your cheeks
It is torment for the hearts that yearn for you
Pray do not torment (as such), it is a naughty thing to do

uff jawaani ka ye, muskuraataa chaman
haaye ye narm-o-naazuk sa ujlaa badan
chhoo ke mailaa na karde koi jaan-e-man

You are a sensation of smiling youthful beauty
With a skin so soft and delicate, and a face so fair
Let no one touch and blemish this fairness
(NOTE: The original meaning of the word ‘badan’ in Sanskrit and Hindi is ‘face’. Over years, apparently the usage has changed to represent the physical form or the physical body.)

yoon na angddai lo jhoom kar naazneen
aainey ki nazar lag naa jaaye kahin
is qadar husn par naaz achhaa nahin

O my delicate sweetheart, don’t stretch yourself with such flair
May not the envy of the mirror cast a bother on you
Don’t let your vanity of your beauty get better of you

Audio

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Song-Sajaayaa na karo phool baalon pe (Gunaahon Ke Raaste)(1970) Singer-Mukesh, Lyrics-Naqsh Llayalpuri, MD-Jagdish Khanna

Lyrics

sajaayaa na karo phool baalon pe
giraayaa na karo zulf gaalon pe
dil jalon ko sataanaa buree baat hai
sajaayaa na karo phool baalon pe
giraayaa na karo zulf gaalon pe
dil jalon ko sataanaa buree baat hai
sajaayaa na karo phool baalon pe

uff jawaani ka ye
muskuraataa chaman
haaye ye narm-o-naazuk sa ujlaa badan
uff jawaani ka ye
muskuraataa chaman
haaye ye narm-o-naazuk sa ujlaa badan
chhoo ke mailaa na karde koi jaan-e-man
sajaayaa na karo phool baalon pe
giraayaa na karo zulf gaalon pe
dil jalon ko sataanaa buree baat hai
sajaayaa na karo phool baalon pe

yoon na angddai lo
jhoom kar naazneen
aainey ki nazar
lag naa jaaye kahin
yoon na angddai lo
jhoom kar naazneen
aainey ki nazar
lag naa jaaye kahin
is qadar husn par
naaz achhaa nahin
sajaayaa na karo phool baalon pe
giraayaa na karo zulf gaalon pe
dil jalon ko sataanaa buree baat hai
sajaayaa na karo phool baalon pe

5 Responses to "Sajaayaa na karo phool baalon pe"

Sudhir ji,
GUNAHON KE RATSE-1970 was a special film,because Dara Singh and Azad-who were independently in demand for stunt movies,came together in this film.
secondly,Radhakant,a veteran of about 25 stunt films,wearing funny titles like Ganga Maang rahi Balidaan-81,Guru Sulemaan Chela Pahilwan-1980,Tarzan aur Jadugar-63,Tarzan aur Jalpari-64,Chambal ki Raani-79,Tarzan aur ….. etc etc.,was the Director of this film.
Thirdly,the Music Director Jagdish Khanna-who was a cousin brother of Manoharlal khanna the Lyricist and father of Usha Khanna and an assitant to Music Director Uttam Singh,gave music first and the only time,independently and alone.Later his name appeared jointly as MD with Uttam Singh in Painter Babu-83 and again with 2 others,Uttam Singh and Shyam Sagar for Teesra Kinara in 1986.
In those days,there was a special class of viewers reserved for such movies,which tried to give tales of so called Mystery,Intrigue,and suspense.However,the audience used to be busy in observing voluptious beauties trying to seduce the He men and the He men busy in beating the hell out of the Baddies.
Madan (N.A.Ansari) was a criminal who did anti-national and anti-social deeds.His right hand was Lala(Rajan Kapoor)-in jail,and Lalu(Samson)
Manager of London Hotel-owned by Madan.Additionally,Ratna(Sanjana) and Bela(Renu) the dancers of the hotel were also the helpers.
Lala,out of the prison wants to lead a crime free straight and respectable life,but when Madan learns this,he murders him.Shankar(Dara Singh) a motor mechanic having a garage,wants to take revenge.He is in love with Ratna and takes her out of Madan’s gang.Along with Police he tries to arrest Madan.He tries to flee India in a Boat,but(following instructions from the director)Shankar thrashes him and his goons and gets his revenge.Thus now,Shankar is free to have free time with Ratna(forget about the garage-it wont run away !).
Overall,it was not too bad but an OK film.
-AD

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Thanks for this great information. forget about the garage- it wont run away- hahaha, now I know why the actors in Hindi movies, whatever their profession, are never seen devoting any time to their day job.

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Arun ji
Thanks so much for the details of this film. And also for identifying the relationships for Jagdish Khanna.
As always, you have the info. 🙂

Rgds
Sudhir

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record company audio link:

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working video link:

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