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Tere liye hai pyaar mera

Posted on: June 8, 2012


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

“Jaao Kahin Bhi Sanam, Tumhen Itni Kasam, Hamen Yaad Rakhnaa” .

Words that are pretentious and pre-sentimental. A song from the 1961 film ‘Zabak’, performed on screen by Shyama and Mahipal; a song that has become a perennial favorite across generations. And its heroine, flying at the heights of popularity at that time. Little was she aware that it was just about the peak she would be at, and then, the old order would change and the new players will come on.

Shyama, born Khurshid Akhtar, on this day(7 june), 77 years ago, in 1935. The charming, cheerful and bubbly leading lady who shared the top honors in the 50s, and early part of 60s. A personality that demands, nay steals away attention on the screen. Energetic and spirited performances to view –“Kaare Kaare Baadra” from the film ‘Bhaabhi’ (1971), or the songs from ‘Aar Paar’ (1954), the unforgettable duet with Guru Dutt, “Sun Sun Sun Sun Zaalima” , or the peace-making song “Ye Lo Mein Haari Piyaa”, or even when she herself is not singing as in “Kabhi Aar Kabhi Paar Laaga Teer e Nazar” . Or the wonderfully happy “Mujhe Mil Gayaa Bahaana Teri Deed Ka” from ‘Barsaat Ki Raat’ (1960). And then from the same film, the wonderfully performed qawwaali “Jee Chaahta Hai Choom Loon Apni Nazar Ki Mein” . And many more such memorable on screen performances.

The year was 1945, and the young Khurshid, all of nine years and few months old, got a chance to go and see a film shooting with family and some classmates. The film was ‘Zeenat’, and the scenes were being filmed on Noorjehaan. As they watched the shooting, young Khushid is all wide eyed and fanciful. A short break, and all people on the set take a breather. And Shaukat Hussain Rizvi, the director, walks over to this group of young girls, and enquires whether they would like to be part of a scene in the film. And the most enthusiastic response is from Khurshid. She got the opportunity to be part of the group that performs on screen, the hallmark qawwaali “Aahen Na Bharin Shiqwe Na Kiye” . That set the debut in films for her.

From then on, the education became a secondary priority and being on the sets was her main objective. She recalls that she would earn 30 rupees a day, but then in that age and time, this 30 rupees was a princely sum for a teenager. She also recalls that her father had some reservations about her acting in the films, and she would sometimes go for shooting, in the school time, without telling anyone at home. Then in a little while, the family reconciled to the fact that she was on to the career that interested her the most.

Her earlier roles were child roles. Then she moved on to supporting roles. In film listings from 1946 through 1948, there are some film credits that include two names – Khurshid (junior) and Baby Shaama. I have not been able to confirm categorically whether it was these names under which Shyama appeared as a child artiste or junior artiste during that period. I would request other knowledgeable readers to please comment on this. Then in 1949, one sees her appearance as Shyama in films like ‘Shair’, ‘Shabnam’, ‘Patanga’, ‘Roshini’ and ‘Naach’. In all these films, she appeared as a second leading lady or in a supporting role alongside main heroines like Rehana, Suraiyya, Kamini Kaushal and Nigar Sultana. And then in 1949 itself, she also stepped into the lead female role in the film ‘Roop Lekha’ opposite to Bhagwan.

From then on, to mid sixties, Shyama would be one of the busiest leading ladies, having worked opposite to almost all the leading heroes of that era, including Dilip Kumar, Dev Anand, Raj Kapoor, Premnath, Shammi Kapoor, Bharat Bhushan, Pradeep Kumar, Ajit, Mahipal, Kishore Kumar etc. Although she continued to appear in the films till as late as 1980s, her time as a leading lady almost ended with the years 1962-63. It appears to be strange and ironic since two of her most popular hit films came in 1960 ‘Barsaat Ki Raat’ and 1961 ‘Zabak’.

This melodious offering is from her 1955 film ‘Chaar Paise’. Although Kishore Kumar had the top billing as the leading male actor, this particular song is addressed to another gentleman whom I cannot correctly identify, and request our knowledgeable friends to help identify him.

‘Chaar Paise’ is a National Movies, Bombay production, produced and directed by NK Jhiri. The cast credits for this film include Kishore Kumar, Shyama, Agha, Johnny Walker, Nishi, Protima Devi, Jayant, Praveen Paul, Kammo, Amjad, M Sadiq, Nazir Kashmiri, Nirula, Amrit Rana etc.

The music is by BD Burman and the songs are written by Sartaj. The singing voice is that of Lata Mangeshkar. It is a lovely expression-of-love song, sung very calmly, unhurriedly. Enjoy.

Audio

Video

Song-Tere liye hai pyaar mera (Chaar Paise)(1955) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Sartaj, MD-B D Burman

Lyrics

tere liye hai pyaar mera
tere liye hai pyaar
tere liye hai pyaar mera
tere liye hai pyaar
oooo oooo
wafaa kar wafaa
arrey bewafaa
buri hai jafaa
oooo oooo
tere liye hai pyaar mera
tere liye hai pyaar

taaron mein chhaon mein pyaar karen
chandaa ke saaye mein iqraar karen
taaron mein chhaon mein pyaar karen
chandaa ke saaye mein iqraar karen
aaaaaa
khwaab suhaana
bhool na jaana
oooo oooo
tere liye hai pyaar mera
tere liye hai pyaar

aayee khushi ki raat aayee
hanste huye din saath laayee
aayee khushi ki raat aayee
hanste huye dil saath laayee
aaaaaa
rut hai suhaanee
gaaye jawaani
oooo oooo
tere liye hai pyaar mera
tere liye hai pyaar
pyaar ka ye anjaam na ho
naam e wafaa badnaam na ho
aaaaaa
dil na dukhaana
preet nibhaana
oooo oooo
tere liye hai pyaar mera
tere liye hai pyaar
oooo oooo
wafaa kar wafaa
arrey bewafaa
buri hai jafaa
oooo oooo oooo
tere liye hai pyaar mera
tere liye hai pyaar

6 Responses to "Tere liye hai pyaar mera"

Shyama was not just beautiful, she was quite a good actress too. She could look serious, passionate, naughty, love lorn so effortlessly. She looked achingly lovely in that slow sad, ” Ja ja ja ja bewafa, kaisa pyar kaisi preet teri….” in ‘Aar Paar’. Who can forget her in ‘Bhai Bhai’ as the seductress and that wonderful “Ay dil mujhe batade, tu kispe aa gaya hai…” I saw her last in ‘Milan’ as Nutan’s stepmother.

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Mani ji
We can see Shyama(a plump Shyama, of course) in later years,mostly in roles of brothel madame, strict aunt or mother, zamindaarin,moden party going mum with negative shades in following movies:
Mastana(’70),Mastana(`70)Kangan(`71)Zindagi Zindagi(`72),Shaadi ke baad(`72)Honeymoon(`73-with Utpal Dutt),Naya Din nayee raat(74)Chaitali(75)Masterji(85) and J.P.Dutta`s Hathyar(1989)

But she also excelled in these small roles and entertained us.

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Prakash j, to tell you the truth, I was a huge Hindi movie fan till the mid 1970s. But today, I’ve all but given up watching Hindi movies. I prefer Malayalam movies which are infinitely more natural. Today’s Hindi movies with all the westernised Kapoors.and Khans are, mostly, gift wrapped garbage!

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You are right Mani ji
I think ,Malayalam movies are far better .
Eventhough I don`t know and understand Malayalam langauage, I have seen many Malayalam movies,
I clearly remember “Panchaagni”(starring Geeta,Mohanlal,Tilagan),
I enjoyed it very much with subtitles.
And I remember “Natakshtangal(starring Late Monisha Unni,I hope I spelled it correctly) and the movie starring yesteryear legend Padmini,Nadia and Rehmaan(Whether It was “Nokettha door kanninontu”???)
And the one starring Gopi and Madhavi.
And the Sridevi,Aravind Swamy starrer Daiva Raagam(I think this movie is a Malayalam langauge movie)
All Malayalam movies (Sorry I don`t remember the titles of many Malayalam movies I have seen)whichever I have seen, had many good performances,story or other good things for viewing.

Please excuse me if I have mis-spelt Malayalam Moive names.

Regards
Prakash

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No Prakashchandra ji, I’m happy that you enjoy watching Malayalam movies. ‘Panchagni’ was loosely based on the life of Ajitha, a dreaded and committed Naxalite during the late 1960s. Actress Geeta made her debut in Malayalam movies—-and promptly walked off with a well deserved National Award!
The correct spelling in English is ‘Nakhakshathangal’. I don’t if you’re aware that the late Hindi music director Ravi had given the music for both these movies! Ravi-saab gave exquisite tunes for many movies in Malayalam. And he never used his old Hindi tunes! All original! Since you love watching Malayalam movies, watch movies like ‘Note book’ and ‘Classmates’ and ‘Traffic jam’. They’re superb!
“Nokkatha doorathu kannum nattu’ did star the late Padmini, Nadia Moidu and Mohanlal.
‘Yavanika’ was/is still one of the best whodunit—-in any language!
‘Devaragam’ starring Sreedevi and Aravind Swamy was a good movie! I should tell you that the climax scene where Sreedevi screams..”VISHNOOOOO!” was shot in my wife’s ‘tharavad’ (ancestral house) in Palakkad. 🙂

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The man looks like Shah Agha, although it’s hard to tell (old eyes and poor video quality :D)…

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