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Ham to man mauji mauji mauji

Posted on: December 11, 2012


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

The decade of the 1970s was when the significant transition happened in the Hindi film music, as the old order gave way to the new sounds. The number of music directors and singers with grounding in Indian classical music was dwindling, and the musical arrangements and the melodies were getting to be transformed, forever.

I remember this song very dearly from my childhood days. For a long time, I had no clue about its details. Till recently, that is, when I was able to locate this song online. And then I am now able to add more details and information to this keen melody of young hearts – a melody that did appeal very strongly at the time and age when I first heard on the radio.

The film is ‘Basti Aur Bazaar’ from 1973. It is produced and directed by Rajdeep, under his own banner of Rajdeep Productions. The film is a social drama that highlights the travails of poverty stricken young ones, driven to life of crime. The main cast of characters includes Sheetal Kumar, Farida Aalam, Shraddha, Rajni Sharma, Aaftab, Mohammed Shafi, Rajdeep etc. Although the song is very familiar, I had no clue about the name of the film. Most probably, the film silently disappeared without making any waves at the box office.

The song writer for this film is a new entrant to this blog – Shiraaz Aghaazi. And the music is from the baton of Jag Phool Kaushik, or JP Kaushik. JP Kaushik has been active in the film industry as a music director since the early 60s. Closely associated with Khwaja Ahmed Abbaas, he has composed the music for almost all of KA Abbaas productions from early 60s onwards. In 1963, Abbaas made the film ‘Shehar Aur Sapna’. This is the debut film for JP Kaushik. The film went on to win the National Award and President’s Gold Medal for the best film of 1963. Its critical success was partly attributed to the music of this film. JP Kaushik combined the traditional music components with the natural sounds of daily life in Bombay to create the very innovative background music for this film. This method he again used in the film ‘Aasmaan Mahal’ (1965). His talent got critical acclaim, but that did not bring any composing assignments to him. In a career that spans more than four decades, JP Kaushik has probably done less than 20 films. Some time back, I remember reading an article on the internet that included information that JP Kaushik has been honored with Phalke Award. Now I may be very wrong with this information, because I have not been able to trace that article once again. I would request other knowledgeable readers to please confirm or negate this information.

The video clip of this song is available, and viewing it tells me that this song is better heard than seen. A song by young lovers, it’s picturization could have been better. But as always, thanks for small mercies that this song is now available. The video clip also indicates that this film has been released on disc.

The music and the words do make this song very listen-able. Enjoy.

hum to mann mauji, mauji, mauji,mann mauji
duniya khushi ki khoj mein
jiyen hum apni mauj mein
mauji hain, mann mauji hain

Free birds we are
Flowing with the mind’s flow
Enjoying this flow, we are
The world searches for happiness
We live within our own
Free birds we are
Enjoying this flow, we are

sun deewaani, meri zubaani, mann behti dhaara
behti dhaara sab dekhen
mann ka behnaa kab dekhen
thehraa jahaan haara

Listen to me, my dear
This mind is like flowing water
Ah but, everyone sees the flowing water
No one senses the flow of mind
This world, paused. . . is a loser

darpan boley, kyun dil doley, mukh to hai kaala
maana ujley hum nahin
jag bhi kaala kam nahin
jag ka mann kaala

The mirror tells
The truth always
Let the truth not sway your heart
The mirror says our faces are dark
Oh well, granted we are not fair colored
But this world is no less dark
The heart and mind of this world is black

dhoop suhaani, teri jawaani, jeevan andhiyaara
andhiaaron se hum khelen
sab kuchh de kar gham le len
peeyen zeher saara

This life, is a passage of darkness
Your presence, your youth
Is the bright sunlight (for me)
Yes, the darkness is a toy for us
We play with it
And we give away all we have
And take up all sorrows in exchange
And drink all the poison (of this society)


Song-Ham to mann mauji mauji mauji (Basti Aur Baazaar)(1973) Singers-Mahendra Kapoor, Sulakshana Pandit, Lyrics-Shiraaz Aghaazi, MD-J P Kaushik
Both

Lyrics

o ho
o ho
o ho

hum to mann mauji
mauji
mauji
mann mauji
ho ho ho ho
hum to mann mauji
mauji
mauji
mann mauji
o ho ho ho

duniya khushi ki khoj mein
jiyen hum apni mauj mein
mauji hain
mann mauji hain
mauji hain
mann mauji hain
o ho ho ho
hum to mann mauji
mauji
mauji
mann mauji
o ho ho ho

sun deewaani
meri zubaani
mann behti dhaara
o
ho
ho
sun deewaani
meri zubaani
mann behti dhaara
behti dhaara sab dekhen
mann ka behnaa kab dekhen
thehraa jahaan haara

hum to mann mauji mauji mauji
mann mauji ho ho ho ho
hum to mann mauji mauji mauji
mann mauji lalalalal

darpan boley
kyun dil doley
mukh to hai kaala
ho
ho
ho ho
darpan boley
kyun dil doley
mukh to hai kaala

maana ujley hum nahin
jag bhi kaala kam nahin
jag ka mann kaala
hum to mann mauji mauji mauji
mann mauji
ho ho ho ho

hum to mann mauji mauji mauji
mann mauji
ha ha ha ha

dhoop suhaani
teri jawaani
jeevan andhiyaara
hey
hey
hey
dhoop suhaani
teri jawaani
jeevan andhiyaara
andhiyaaron se hum khelen
sab kuchh de kar gham le len
peeyen zeher saara

hum to mann mauji
mauji
mauji
mann mauji
o ho
o ho
o ho
duniya khushi ki khoj mein
jiyen hum apni mauj mein
mauji hain
mann mauji hain
mauji hain
mann mauji hain
ho ho ho ho
hmmmm hmmm
mauji
mauji
mauji
mann mauji
aha ha ha haaa

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10 Responses to "Ham to man mauji mauji mauji"

Thank you Sudhir ji for re-introducing the song, Maine bhi bachpan mein kahin ye gaanaa sunaa hai. And thanks for all other information about the people creating the song.

I think the female actress lip syncing for the song is the same RAJANI BALA, who acted in Ramanand Sagar`s T.V.Serial Ramayan as Dashrath`s wife Sumitra and also I have seen her in
Dus Numbri(with Hema malini as a co dancer in a song “Mujhe dard rehtaa hai)
and Saaheb(as Anil Kapoor`s one of loud mouthed Sister-in-law)

Yes, Prakashji. She is Rajni/Rajani Bala. Aur waise bhi, aap jab kisi ko pehchaan ne ke baad mohar laga dete ho, to kisi aur ki himmat hi kahaan jo aap ko chunauti de. I have seen RB’s few Gujarati movie and then after watching her in Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan, “Usko Na Bhul Paayenge” 🙂 .
Just curious- Jo man muji hota hai wo itne uchhalte kyun hai? 😆

🙂 🙂
I think it is better to listen only to the audio of this good song.

Sudhirji,
You have reached the milestone of 444 🙂 . Not talking about the body weight, 😆 it’s the number of posts.
Now Prakashji is ONLY 10 numbers behind 🙂 .

Khyati ji,
There is a slight difference between the two.
Sudhir ji has written GUEST POSTS-444 and
Prakash ji has sent LYRICS- 434.
Ofcourse both are important.
-AD

Sudhir ji,
I have read an article about Jagphool Kaushik.May, not be the same,however.
He gave music to only 10 Hindi films and 2 Haryanvi films.
There is no mention anywhere of his getting Phalke Award anytime.
It seems unlikely also seeing his short and limited career,without any remarkable contribution.
-AD

Mind you, this is NOT the MAIN Phalke award that Lata Mangeshkar etc has received and is given to only one artist every year. They also give Phalke awards of “lesser” importance every year to more than a few artists.

————————————————————————————
Chandigarh, February 23, 2010
Singing patriotic poems and “raaginis” with earthy flavour at small soirees in his ancestral sleepy village of Pehrawar and later living in Kaistan Mohalla of Rohtak, young Jag Phool Kaushik could not have imagined that one day he would be awarded the Dada Saheb Phalke Award, the film industry’s most prestigious honour.

All 38 national-level cine associations, including the Cine Music Directors Association, recommended his name for the coveted honour. The award would be conferred on him on April 30, said Haryanvi playback singer-actor Bhal Singh Balhara, a disciple of Kaushik.

Kaushik (86) has given music for about 50 feature films in Hindi, Haryanvi, Rajasthani, besides an English movie (The Corner Shop).

Elated at the much-deserved honour, Kaushik shared his voyage to stardom.

“Even while studying at Gaud High School, Rohtak, I was the obvious choice to play harmonium at functions. My passion for music grew during my tenure with the IAF, forcing me to seek premature retirement in 1959,” he said.

“I used to spend my annual leave in Bombay, learning and interacting with the likes of Ustad Ali Akbar Khan, Naushad Saheb, SD Burman, Bimal Roy, Rajinder Singh Bedi and KA Abbas, who gave me break as music director in “Shehaar Aur Sapna”. The film won President’s Gold Medal and the “best music director award” from the Bengal Journalists Association. Then followed films like “Hamara Ghar”, “Aasman Mahal”, “Basti Aur Bazar”, “Dhamaka”, “Sanhji” and “Saat Hindustani” that launched Amitabh Bachchan as hero. Out of over 20 regional films, “Chandrawal” (Haryanvi) was a golden jubilee hit. Rajasthani films “Dharambhai” and “Laddo Rani” also won a lot of acclaim,” he added.

“Modern music shadowed traditional melodies for sometime, but that era of earthy flavour is making a comeback again,” he said.

Bluefire ji

Thanks, yes this is the news item / article that I had once seen, but was not able to locate it again. Glad that you have been able to find it and post it here.

Rgds
Sudhir

Sudhirji/Prakashji/ Arunji

This song was a part of my childhood in Mumbai. I saw the movie – Basti Aur Bazar last night and it was definitely watchable. I mean – if you love Mumbai, this movie will take you to the Mumbai of the 70’s. The lead actress Farida Alam did a splendid job as the main protagonist. No prizes for guessing that she never got any other opportunities.

The movie highlights the other side of India – how people live in dire property. The movie was shot in areas like Dadar, Parel, Jogeshwari and Malad.

J P Kaushik’s other golden meloy is – Sona Re Tujhe Kaise sung beautifully by Mohammed Rafi and Sulakshana Pandit.

I am also a lover of Bollywood music,

@Atul ji , Sudhir ji – The link provided with this post earlier is not working. I tried to find another link but could not find it. Kindly provide alternate one if you have or audio link of this song please.

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