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Maana ke tum haseen ho

Posted on: October 30, 2012


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

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Voice of Mukesh #4
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The year 1945 saw the release of two films which had songs by Mukesh. The films are ‘Moorti’ and ‘Pehli Nazar’. The latter, of course, is the film that set Mukesh on the path of stardom as a singer. Let us first talk about ‘Moorti’.

The film ‘Moorti’ is a Ranjit Movietone production. It is not clear whether this film belongs to the time when Mukesh was contracted with Ranjit during 1942-43. But it was a release in 1945.

The film is directed by Chaturbhuj Doshi. The main star cast includes Khursheed, Motilal, Padma Bannerjee, Yashwant Dave, Kamal Zamindaar, Kaneez, Tara Bai, PD Laal, Chakram etc. The music for the film is composed by Bulo C Rani and the lyrics are penned by Pt. Indra. In all there are 10 songs in this film. Seven of these songs are shared between Khursheed and Hameeda Bano. Of the remaining 3 songs, two are solo by Mukesh, and the tenth song is the famous “Badariya Baras Gayi Us Paar” ), sung by Mukesh, Khursheed and Hameeda Bano. One of the Mukesh solo songs is already posted here on this blog “Haseenon Se Haseenon Ko Mohabbat Ho Hi Jaati Hai”.

Here is the rare second Mukesh solo from this film. Accounting for all the songs sung thus far by Mukesh, we have 9 songs from 4 films, prior to the change in fortune for Mukesh with his fifth film – ‘Pehli Nazar’. This is a wonderful ghazal written by Pt Indra. The voice of Mukesh had a reasonable opportunity to sound once again like Saigal Saab, but remarkably, with this ghazal Mukesh appears to be making an effort to sound natural and himself.

Listen and enjoy.

maana ke tum haseen ho, ahl-e-shabaab ho
is ka to kuchh jawaab do kyun lajawaab ho

That you are the epitome of loveliness
And are the one worthy of being young
So I admit and declare
But pray, O please answer me
Why is it that you are beyond comparison

tum mere warq-e-zindagi ke pehle harf ho
kismet likhi hai jisme tumhi wo kitaab ho

You are the very first word, the first expression
On the pages of (the chronicle of) my life
You are the diary in which
My fortunes are recorded

parwaah nahin zamaanaa kahe tum ko sangdil
meri nazar mein jaan-e-jahaan aftaab ho

Maybe others may label you
As a stone hearted person
(Makes no difference to me)
But for me, O breath of my life
You are the shining bright sun

ban ke ghzal ke sher tum aavo khayaal mein
main hoon kayaam, aur meri tum sharaab ho

You come into my thoughts, my dreams
Like the verses of a poem of love
You are the wine
That flows within my steady self


Song-Maana ke tum haseen ho (Moorti)(1945) Singer-Mukesh, Lyrics-Pt Indra Chandra, MD-Bulo C Rani

Lyrics

maana ke tum haseen ho
ahl-e-shabaab ho
maana ke tum haseen ho
ahl-e-shabaab ho
is ka to kuchh jawaab do
kyun lajawaab ho
is ka to kuchh jawaab do
kyun lajawaab ho

tum mere warq-e-zindagi ke
pehle harf ho
tum mere warq-e-zindagi ke
pehle harf ho
kismet likhi hai jisme
tumhi wo kitaab ho
kismet likhi hai jisme
tumhi wo kitaab ho

parwaah nahin zamaanaa kahe
haaaye
tum ko sangdil
parwaah nahin zamaanaa kahe
haaaaaye
tum ko sangdil
meri nazar mein jaan-e-jahaan
aftaab ho
meri nazar mein jaan-e-jahaan
aftaab ho

ban ke ghazal ke sher tum
haaan aaaa aaa aaaa
aavo khayaal mein haaye
ban ke ghazal ke sher tum
haaan aaaa aaaa
aavo khayaal mein. . . haaye
main hoon khayaam
aur meri tum sharaab ho
main hoon khayaam
aur meri tum sharaab ho
maana ke tum haseen ho
ahl-e-shabaab ho

1 Response to "Maana ke tum haseen ho"

Excellent ghazal.

I find some streak of K L Saigal’ s style when Mukesh sings the last stanza with aalaap.

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