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Taaron ki aankhon ka taara tu

Posted on: April 7, 2013


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

PHOOLON KI SEJ (1964) was produced by the maestro P Adinarayana Rao under the banner of Anjali Pictures. The film was based on a novel ‘Andhere Chiraag’ written by Gulshan Nanda and directed by Inder Raj Anand who also wrote screen play and dialogues for the film. The star cast included Ashok Kumar, Vyjayntimala, Manoj Kumar, Nirupa Roy, Mehmood, Shubha Khote, Anjali Devi, Lalita Pawar, Kanhaiyalal, Mukri etc. All the songs of the film were written by Hasrat Jaipuri and set to music by P Adinarayana Rao. Orchestration of the songs was done by Laxmikant-Pyarelal.

I remember that when this film was about to be released, there was a lot of expectations from the filmgoers. The film was based on a story of a popular novelist. The star cast was impressive. The music director of the film was the one who had composed some immortal songs in ‘Suwarn Sundari’ (1957). I had not seen the film when it was released but watched it a couple of days back on YT. The story was on the expected lines. There were melodramatic scenes as was expected from the south-based films. Despite melodious music and songs, the film failed at the box office putting the producer P Adinarayana Rao into severe financial strains for the next 10 years or so until his Telugu film ‘Bhakta Tukaram’ (1973) became successful at the box office.

The story of the film is on the predictable lines. Nirmal Verma (Manoj Kumar) is in a job which involves lots of tours and his assistant cum driver is Girdhari (Mehmood). While on a tour, Nirmal accidentally meets Karuna (Vyjayantimala) who was on a picnic along with her friends. After some initial hiccups between Nirmal and Karuna, they both get attracted to each other and spend time together. They get intimate when caught in a storm, one of the familiar ingredients in many Hindi films. In the meanwhile, Nirmal is transferred to Shillong and before leaving, he meets Karuna and tells her that on his return after completion of his project, he would come back to get married. He gives her his office address for communication. But she misplaces it (rather conveniently so that story can move further!). The result is that she is not able to communicate to tell him that she is carrying his child.

Karuna travels to Hyderabad thinking that she would get some lead to his address since Nirmal had told her that his brother Dr Verma (Ashok Kumar) and his sister-in-law Janki Verma (Nirupa Roy) lived in Hyderabad. Unable to find them, she stays in Didi’s (Lalita Pawar) orphanage and delivers a baby boy. Soon she accidentally meets Nirmal when on a visit to Hyderabad to meet his brother. They get married without divulging to Nirmal, his brother and sister-in-law that she had a child out of wedlock. The things get complicated when Dr Verma finds out that she has been secretly visiting the orphanage unknown to them. When confronted, she refused to divulge anything.

A further coincidence in the plot is that Dr Verma on a visit to orphanage for a medical check up round, likes the boy who is none other than the son of Karuna and Nirmal out of wedlock. Since Dr Verma and his wife are childless, they decide to adopt the boy. The rest of the events are melodramatics and the pressure on Karuna becomes so unbearable that she spills the beans. Dr Verma becomes very furious and orders both Nirmal and Karuna to leave his house. However, after some initial misunderstanding, Janki plays a conciliatory role and the film ends making everyone happy except perhaps the audience.

The characters of Mehmood, Shubha Khote, Kanhaiyalal and Mukri have been created mainly to give some comic relief in the midst of melodramatic scenes.

A plus point about the film is that all the songs are melodious. But as it often happens in Hindi film industry, songs of flop films are forgotten very soon. The film had nine songs including multiple version songs. Out of these songs, two songs have been discussed in the blog. I have chosen for discussion a lori song ‘taaron ki aankhon ka taara tu’ sung by Lata Mangeshkar. This song appears in the film three times with some different lyrics on three different birthdays of the boy (Master Raju). The first two birthdays are celebrated in the orphanage while for the third time, it is celebrated in Dr Verma’s house on Janmashtmi day since they do not know his birth date (How strange in a legal adoption!). The film ends with the repeat of six lines from the second version of this lori which is not counted as a separate song.

This is a melodious and heart touching lori which has been rarely heard on the radio or even on TV music channels now a days.


Song-Taaron ki aankhon ka taara tu (Phoolon Ki Sej)(1964) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Hasrat Jaipuri, MD-P Adinarayan Rao

Lyrics

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Version-1
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aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aaa
aa aa aaa
aa aa aa aaa
aa aa aa
taaron ki aankhon ka taara tu
chanda ke darpan se pyaara tu
tujhse hai raushan dharti ka daaman
dil ka nazar ka ujaala tu
taaron ki aankhon ka taara tu

tu hai tasweer pyaar ki
tu hansmukh taqdeer pyaar ki
dil khoyaa tujhko hi paayaa aa aa
tu hai tasweer pyaar ki
dil khoya tujhko hi paaya
tu hai nishaani yaaden suhaani
aa meri godi mein aa aa aa
taaron ki aankhon ka taara tu
chanda ke darpan se pyaara tu
tujhse hai raushan dharti ka daaman
dil ka nazar ka ujaala tu
taaron ki aankhno ka taara tu

naachoon lehraake jhoom ke
main apne gudde ko choom ke
khushi mere dil ki na poochho o o o
naachoon lehraake jhoom ke
khushi mere dil ki na poochho
le loon balaayen de doon duaayen
maan ka tu hi aasraa aa aa aa
taaron ki aankhon ka taara tu
chanda ke darpan se pyaara tu
tujhse hai raushan dharti ka daaman
dil ka nazar ka ujaala tu
taaron ki aankhon ka taara tu
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aaa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aaa
hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm

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Version-2
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phoolon ki sej pe jeewan guzaare
phoolon ki sej pe jeewan guzaare
itni umar ho ke jitne sitaare
phulo ki sej pe jeewan guzaare
itni umar ho ke jitne sitaare
bijli se gori laaye dulahaniya
phoole phale tu sada aa aa aa

taaron ki aanhkon ka taara tu
chanda ke darpan se pyaara tu
tujhse hai raushan dharti ka daaman
dil ka nazar ka ujaala tu
taaron ki aanhkon ka taara tu
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa aaa
aa aa aa
aa aa aaa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aaa

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Version-3
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o o o o o
o o o o o
o o o o o
o o o

shubh din aaya bahaar ka
ke laaga mela ye pyaar ka
machi dhoom saare nagar mein en en
shubh din aaya bahaar ka
machi dhoom saare nagar mein
mili sabko manzil ke ujli hai mehfil
jala ab khushi ka diyaa aa aa aa
taaron ki aanhknon ka taara tu
chanda ke darpan se pyaara tu
tujhse hai raushan dharti ka daaman
dil ka nazar ka ujaala tu
taaron ki aankhon ka taara tu

jo mujhse door thha mere kareeb hai
duniya mein apna apna naseeb hai
jo mujhse door thha mere kareeb hai
dunia mein apna apna naseeb hai
man ke hindole mein jisko jhulaaun
raja kanhaiyya meraa aa aa aa
taaron ki aanhkon ka taara tu
chanda ke darpan se pyaara tu
tujhse hai raushan dharti ka daaman
dil ka nazar ka ujaala tu
taaron ki aankhon ka taara tu
aa aaa aa aaa
aaa aa aa aaa
aa aa aa aaa
aa aa aa
o o o o o
o o o

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