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Lut gayi Laajo beech bajariyaa

Posted on: December 23, 2011


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

I have already posted a sweet sad song from the film ‘Chheen Le Azaadi’ (1947), “Champakali Hai Udaas”. Here is another gem of a light tete-a-tete between lovers. Words of this song are written by Pt. Indra, and the music is by Hansraj Behl.

The film is another of those lesser known releases from the 40s. It is a costume drama titled ‘Chheen Le Azaadi’ (1947), produced by Ranjit Movietone, Bombay, and is directed by Aspi Irani. The star lineup includes Veena, Ghulam Mohammed, S Hasan, Altaaf, Amarnath, Rajendra Singh, Khursheed (Jr.) etc. In the comments for the previous song posted, our in house encyclopedia of information on Hindi cinema, Arun ji Dehmukh has posted a brief synopsis of the film. The following is adapted from his comment.

“CHHEEN LE AZAADI” (1947), was made in 1947 early part, when India’s Independence was in sight. However, to be on the safe side, the story was a veiled one, not attacking any particular enemy directly, and they also made it a Costume drama, to be further safe. It was a story of people’s mutiny against a Zulmi kingdom, under British Raj. The hero, Ghulam Mohammed, dies in the end. His beloved, Veena carries the flag further etc. This film has a song “Kamzoron Ki Nahin Hai Duniya’ sung in two parts by H Farooqi, Mohammed Hussain and chorus. This song became very popular with the freedom fighters, during the last phase of the struggle for independence in 1947.

(More info about H Farooqi, a lesser known singer of 40s is given with the song “Jeevan Hai Anmol Panchhi” from the film ‘Lakhon Mein Ek’ (1947).)

The film “Chheen Le Azaadi” has Veena and Ghulam Mohammed as lead players. Our readers may be knowing about Veena, but info about Ghulam Mohammed is not available easily anywhere. Hence I shall give some info.

Ghulam Mohammed started his career in 1932 with Imperial Movietone and worked with them from 1932 to 1938. His debut film is ‘Madhuri’ (1932) in which he starred as a villain. This is the film whose songs were published as recorded songs first time in India. From 1933 onwards, he appeared as a hero starting with the film ‘Daku ki Ladki’. In the early 40s, he moved to Lahore on invitation from Dalsukh Pancholi. From 1942 to 1945, he acted in films like Khandaan (1942), Zamindar (1942) and Shirin Farhad (1945). In 1945 he returned to Bombay.

After his return to Bombay he worked in about 25 films, including Sanyasi (1945), Jugnu(1947), Lakhon Mein Ek (1947), Heer Ranjhaa (1948), Chheen Le Azaadi (1947) etc. Later on he migrated to Pakistan.

This song is a wonderful duet sung by Mukesh and Shamshad Begum. Only the audio of this song is available, and so it is not possible to comment on the on screen performance of this song. The words are simple and light, and it appears as if the song has been performed as a street song. Enjoy is light hearted and a very hummable song, composed by Hansraj Behl.

lut gayee laajjo beech bajariyaa

O poor Laajjo,
Her heart is stolen, amidst the busy street
(NOTE: ‘Laajjo’ is a word from Punjabi; it means a young, bashful lady. It is also a feminine name.)

patli kamariyaa, chhalke gagariyaa
laage najariyaa, sarkey chuniariyaa
laaj se laajjo mar gayee hoo

Her waist, it is so delicate, dainty
And the pitcher (of water) she carries, is overflowing
Onlookers espy upon her
And herr headcloth is slipping
(O dear)
Poor Laajjo, she is so coy and bashful
(It could be the end of her life)

chhodh ghodaniyaa, chali bajariyaa
nain katariyaa maari sajaniyaa
ghaav kalejey kar gayee hoo

(O whyfore did you)
Desert the (horse drawn) buggy
And came to marketplace on foot
And with the dagger that are your glances
Inflicted damage to my heart and soul

baalam rasiyaa, baali umariyaa

O my adolescence, it is unripe as yet
And my dear (suitor) is a connoisseur

mil gayee ankhiyaan, khil gayee kaliyaan

Our glances encountered (each other)
And flowers (of love) have blossomed (in the heart)

main to piyaa se darr gayee hoo

Lo, I am so apprehensive (on facing) my suitor


Song-Lut gayi Laajo beech bajariyaa (Chheen Le Aazaadi) (1947) Singers-Shamshad Begam, Mukesh, Lyrics-Pt Indra Chandra, MD-Hansraj Bahl

Lyrics

Hoy
hoy
ho o o
o o o
o o o
o o o

lut gayi
lut gayi
ho ho
lut gayi Laajo beech bajariya
lut gayi
hoy hoy
lut gayi
lut gayi
ho ho
lut gayi Laajo beech bajariya

patli kamariya
patli kamariya
chhalki gagariya
chhalki gagariya
laage nazariya
laage nazariya
sarki chunariya
laaj se Laajo mar gayi ho
lut gayi Laajo beech bajariya
lut gayi
hoy hoy

chhod ghodaniyaa
chali bajariyaa
aa aa
haa aa
nain katariya maari sajaniya
ghaao kaleje kar gayi ho

lut gayi Laajo beech bajariya
lut gayi
hoy hoy

baalam rasiya baali umariyaa
aaa aaa aaa aaa
mil gayi ankhiyaan
khil gayin ankhiyaan

main to piyaa se dar gayi ho
lut gayi Laajo beech bajariya
lut gayi
hoy hoy

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