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Chalo na gori machal machal ke

Posted on: June 28, 2012


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

And so, yesterday as I was conversing back and forth with Harish ji Raghuvanshi (resident of Surat, compiler of the ‘Mukesh Geet Kosh’) regarding information on the lyricist SH Behari, we started to discuss the general topic of hugely talented lyricists that spent a very small time in the industry, contributed a small number of very wonderful songs and then somehow did not work anymore for Hindi films. Their filmi careers are lost under obscurity.

We talked about a few such names, and then Harish ji mentioned Madhukar Rajasthani. And the name really tickled my fancy, for I remember with a tingle, a large number of songs, all non-filmi, that are my favorites from the days of listening to radio. A wonderful array of songs and bhajans by Manna Dey, Talat Mehmood, Mohamed Rafi, Hemant Kumar and others, that are on my list of favorite non filmi songs, are all written by Madhukar Rajasthani.

As I searched for the films for which Madhukar Rajasthani has written the lyrics, so far I could come up only with two names. One is the 1965 film ‘Jahaan Sati Wahaan Bhagwaan’ with music by Lala-Asar-Sattaar. Madhukar shares the lyrics credits with BD Mishra, another lesser known poet. Then the other film I could locate is the 1953 production ‘Madmast’ with music by V Balsaara. The lyrics credits are shared with two more poets – again very unfamiliar names – Maanav and JC Pant. Two songs from the 1965 film are already represented on this blog, whereas the film ‘Madmast’ still has to make a debut here. (Hopefully soon 🙂 ). Interesting to note that in the film ‘Masmast’, Madhukar Rajasthani has used a pseudonym ‘Madhuraj’, a name made from the first part of the two words in his name. I will do some more research on this very expressive poet, and follow up with more write ups soon.

For now, let me present this oh so lovely piece of music – the words so beautiful, so sublime, are by Madhukar Rajasthani. The music, such a lovely but soft pace, comes from the baton of Khaiyyaam. And the voice – CH Atma. More so in this song as compared to many others, CH Atma does sound very close to Saigal Saab. Just listen to the phrase – “Chalo Na Gori”, and it will simply take your heart away.

Enjoy this superb and lovely creation – a coming of age song that so beautifully captures the fading away of adolescence and the appearance of the first signs of youth. It is just lovely.

chalo na gori machal machal ke
abhi to baalapan hai
chaand si surat, prem ki moorat
paaon mein jhaanjhan hai

O fair damsel
Pray do not walk with such a flair
Your face shines like the moon
Your presence is like the love personified
The anklets are on your feet
(They make a very pleasing comely sound)

halke halke paaon dharo tum
man ki umangon mein na baho tum
komal tera mann hai

Pray, o dear
Do tread softly
Hold back, do not let yourself
Flow with the flights of the mind
Your heart is soft and innocent yet

kali se tere hontth raseeley
chupke se koi ras na pee ley
bhanwaron ka madhuban hai

Your lips are succulent honey
Like new born buds
Be wary someone tries not to partake
This garden is full of creatures seeking nectar

kaun na chaahey prem ki kaliyaan
sabko bhaayen pee ki galiyaan
par ye raah katthin hai

Who does not fancy the blossoms of love
Every damsel wishes
For the comfort of a lover’s abode
Alas, but this path is so fraught with difficulties


Song-Chalo na gori machal machal ke (C H Atma NFS)(1960) Singer-C H Atma, Lyrics-Madhukar Rajasthani, MD-Khayyam

Lyrics

chalo na gori
chalo na gori
machal machal ke
abhi to baalapan hai
chaand si soorat
chaand si soorat
prem ki moorat
paaon mein jhaanjhan hai
chalo na gori

halke halke
paaon dharo tum
man ki umangon mein na baho tum
komal tera mann hai
chaand si soorat
chaand si soorat
prem ki moorat
paaon mein jhaanjhan hai
chalo na gori

kali se tere hontth raseeley
chupke se koi ras na pee ley
ae ae
kali se tere hontth raseeley
chupke se koi ras na pee ley
bhanwaron ka madhuban hai
chalo na gori
chaand si soorat
prem ki moorat
paaon mein jhaanjhan hai
chalo na gori

kaun na chaahey
prem ki kaliyaan
sabko bhaayen
pee ki galiyaan
par ye raah katthin hai
chalo na gori
chalo na gori
machal machal ke
abhi to baalapan hai
chaand si soorat
chaand si soorat
prem ki moorat
paaon mein jhaanjan hai
chalo na gori

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10 Responses to "Chalo na gori machal machal ke"

Sudhir ji,
MADHUKAR RAJASTHANI is known more for his non filmi geets rather than his film songs.his songs were sung by stalwarts like Rafi,Manna Dey,mukesh,C.H.Atma,Talat mehmood,Hemant Kumar and Asha Bhosale.Mohd.Rafi’s “suniyo araj hamari,prabhuji” is the most famous geet.
MR was born in Churu district of Rajasthan.He was a very reserved person and never ever went to anybody asking for work.That is the reason in his 30 years in filmdom,he wrote only for 22 small budget films,songs totalling to hardly 100.His first song came in 1950 for BHED,composed by Mukul Roy.
Then came deepak,Madmast,Diwali ki raat,gokul ka chor,Sangram,Jahan sati wahan Bhagwan,Sailab,Arabian nights,Shamaheer,Shri Ram vanvaas,Mahashakti,Sheesham,Do Bahadur,Flying horse,Rahul,Sant Tukaram,Tarzan and circus,Hunterwali,Seeta swayamvar,Gunah ki raat and laxmi pooja.
As you said,he used Madhuraj also sometimes.In ‘Seeta Swayamvar’-76,he sang 4 songs also along with Mahendra Kapoor.he wanted to produce”Meerabai” with Meena kumari,but before that only he left this world.
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( help from’Hindi filmon ke Geetkar’)

Arun ji

Thanks for the list of films for Madhukar Rajasthani. Given the paucity of information available, I am impressed that he wrote for as many as 22 films. And with the large number of non film songs, I am sure we should be seeing a century for him too, at some time.

Interesting to note that he also sang in one film. I will try to locate the songs. You mentioned that he wanted to produce “Meerabai” with Meena Kumari. But Meena Kumari pre-deceased him by many years (she had passed away in 1972). So his plans for the film would have been a let down, more because of Meena Kumari’s departure.

Rgds
Sudhir

sudhir ji,
After your above post,I realised that ‘ but before that only SHE left this world’ was typed as HE left this world,by not printing ‘S’.
This also made a different meaning altogether.
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I have already sent few months ago the following NFS lyrics
1) NFS Rafi Lyrics : Madhukar Rajasthani MD : Khayyam>Main gwalo rakhawalo maiya
2) NFS Rafi Lyrics : Madhukar Rajasthani MD : Khayyam>Pau padhu tore sham, brij me laut chalo…
3) NFS Rafi Lyrics : Madhukar Rajasthani MD : Khayyam> Suniyo araj hamari prabhuji
4) NFS Rafi Lyrics : Madhukar Rajasthani MD : Khayyam>More sham, More sham,
5) NFS Rafi Lyrics : Madhukar Rajasthani MD : Khayyam>Tere bharose
6) NFS Rafi Lyrics : Madhukar Rajasthani MD : Khayyam> Sham se neha lagaaye, raadhe nir bahaaye..
7) NFS Geet by Rafi Lyrics : Anjaan MD : Shyam Sharma>Do ghadi baitho tumhara, roop ankhoon mein basalu
8) NFS Geet by Rafi Lyrics : Anjaan MD : Shyam Sharma>Main kab gaata mere swar me, pyar kisi ka gaata hain
9) NFS Geet by Rafi Lyrics : Laxman Shahabadi MD : Shyam Sharma> Kahe ke bhi na aaye mulakaat ko
10) NFS Geet by Rafi Lyrics : Anjaan MD : Shyam Sharma> Paagal chanda mere man ki aag me saari raat jale
11) NFS Geet by Rafi Lyrics : Shyam Sharma; MD : Shyam Sharma>Hansaa gagan beech roye, komal pankho par ye murakh
12) NFS Geet by Rafi Lyrics :Anjaan; MD : Shyam Sharma>Mere liye to bas wahi pal hain haseen bahar ke
13) NFS Geet by Rafi Lyrics :; MD : >Pooch na mujhse dil ke fasaane,
14) NFS Geet by Rafi Lyrics : ; MD : Khayyam> Mere gitoon ka singaar ho tum, jeevan ka pahela pyar ho tum…
15) NFS Ghazal by Rafi Lyrics : Saba Afghani; MD : Iqbal>Yu bekhudi se kaam liyaa hain kabhi kabhi
16) NFS Ghazal by Rafi Lyrics : Muzaffar Shahranpuri; MD : Iqbal>Jeene ka raaz maine muhabbat me pa liya
17) NFS Ghazal by Rafi Lyrics :Saba Afghani; MD : Iqbal>Haal dekha jo bekararo ka
18) NFS Ghazal by Rafi Lyrics : Muzaffar Shahranpuri>Teri to chaand sitaroon mein baat hoti hain
19) NFS Ghazal by Rafi Lyrics : Danish Brelvi; MD : Iqbal >Kabhi sukoon ko kabhi ghamgoosar ko roye
20) NFS Ghazal by Rafi Lyrics :Danish Barelvi; MD : Iqbal >Palko pe bhi charag jale hain haseen ke saath
21) NFS Ghazal by Rafi Lyrics : MD : Hansraj Behl> Iss dil se teri yaad bhulayee nahi jaati
22) NFS Ghazal by Asha Bhonsle> Kabhi neki bhi uske seene me
You can hear them on the youtube.com. If you want lyrics (to enjoy singing) you may mail me your request on parameter_ent@yahoo.co.in. I have been singing these songs since 70’s. You will enjoy more than the film songs and that is my promise

‘kabhi neki bhi uske ‘dil’ mein gar aa jay hai mujhse’ is the famous ghazal by Mirza Ghalib.

Atul Ji,
Thanks for the post.Very magical song.I got lost listening
K S shenoy

This is best song by CH Atma in my opinion. I listen to it several times. You can visualize ‘Gori’ and the lover as you listen to this song. I have been trying to find lyrics on this one for a while and found it here.
Wonderful site.Thanks.

म्हारो राजस्थान रंगीलो,प्यारो राजस्थान
वीरा धीरा री आ धरती, म्हाने गरव गुमान
म्हारो राजस्थान रंगीलो,प्यारो राजस्थान

Thank you so much for sharing the song. Not just the beautiful lyrics but also their meaning. This C H Atma LP is a prized possession of mine, passed down to me from my late father.
I am a musician. I mainly play and listen to Western music. I am beginning to grasp the vastness of music from all over the world. This song is a also a Gem, a Classic. Each time i hear this song it brings tears to my eyes, the melody moves me and the arrangement is superb and what lyrics.
Thanks again.

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