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Yaas ke dar pe jhuka jaata hai sar aaj ki raat

Posted on: May 10, 2013


People intersted in old Hindi movie music often come across names that may confuse people. For instance, there are people who confuse between Naushad and Nashaad. Then there are people (including some who are regarded as knowledgeable by others as well as by themselves) who think that Ghulam Haider and Ghulam Mohammad are one and the same ! A few years back, I was listening to an audiocast (I think the actual tem used in different) of a programme on old songs. The presenter presented a song from “Shaheed, viz. Watan ki raah mein watan ke naujawaan shaheed ho (Shaheed) . After the song, the presenter informed the listeners that the music of this song was compose by Ghulma Haider, and that music lovers are awrae of this music director for his compositions in “Paakeeza” (1972). After listening to this sentence, I lost all respect for the knowledge of the presenter about old Hindi movies.

Come to think of it like this- Ghulam Haider was the pioneer of folk music in Hindi movies in early 1940s. His Punjabi folk music tunes in “Khazaanchi” (1941) was the first instance of folk music being used in Hindi movie songs and that led to a revolution of sorts in Hindi movie music. Soon the idea was used by Naushad in “Rattan” (1944), where he used folk music of UP. The rest, as they say, was history as other music directors too began to use folk music in a big way in Hindi movies.

Ghulam Haider migrated to Pakistan after partition, though his name as music director of Hindi movies continued to appear in movies released in 1948 and 1949.

Ghulam Mohammed was an assistant to Naushad and he became an independent music director in 1948. He remained in India, unlike Ghulam Haider. He died in late 1960, and his well known musical blockbuster “Paakeeza” (1972) was released several years after his death.

The confusion between the two Ghulams get compounded by the fact that both of them have composed songs in movies with identical title. Ghulam Haider composed music for “Shama” (1946), whereas Ghulam Mohammad was the music director for “Shama” (1961) ! Many cut and paste sites easily get confused by this fact and attribute songs and artists of one movie to the other.

Here is a song from “Shama” (1961). This song is sung by Suman Kalyanpur and Rafi. Only the audio of this song is available. I know that Vijay Dutt had lip synced in Rafi’s voice in another song of this movie. Suman Kalyanpuri on the other hand had sung for Nimmi as well as Kammo in different songs. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this song.
PS-The video of this song (partial)is available, as pointed out by bluefire. The picturisation shows Nimmi (playing the spurned lady) lip syncing in Suman Kalyanpur’s voice while Vijay Dutt lip syncs in Rafi’s voice to his bride (who is she ?).

The song is written by Kaifi Azmi (14 january 1919- 10 may 2002) whose 11th death anniversary falls today.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Nitin Shah.

Audio (Full)

Video (Partial)

Song-Yaas ke dar pe jhuka jaata hai sar aaj ki raat(Shama)(1961) Singers-Suman Kalyanpur, Rafi, Lyrics-Kaifi Azmi, MD-Ghulam Mohammad

Lyrics(Provided by Nitin Shah)

yaas ke dar pe jhuka jaata hai sar aaj ki raat
yaas ke dar pe jhuka jaata hai sar aaj ki raat
neend kya maut na aayegi idhar aaj ki raat

ishq ki godd mein hai husn ka sar aaj ki raat
chaand se keh do o
chaand se keh do ke dekhe na idhar aaj ki raat
dekhe na idhar aaj ki raat
chaand se keh do o

baam-o-dar jaise simat-te se nazar aate hain
baam-o-dar jaise simat-te se nazar aate hain aen
kabr se tang hua jaata hai ghar aaj ki raat

tum jab aaye ho tabb aayaa hai bahaaron ka payaam
tum jab aaye ho tabb aayaa hai bahaaron ka payaam
rashq-e-jannat nazar aane lagaa ghar aaj ki raat
chaand se keh do o
chaand se keh do o

kitni veeraan hai sunsaan hai duniya meri
kitni veeraan hai sunsaan hai duniya meri ee
dil ki dhadkan se bhi lagne lagaa dar aaj ki raat
dil ki dhadkan se bhi lagne lagaa dar aaj ki raat

dil-e-betaab machalta hai machal jaane de
dil-e-betaab machalta hai machal jaane de
aaj ki raat hamaari hai na dar aaj ki raat
aaj ki raat hamaari hai na dar
ho na dar aaj ki raat
chaand se keh do o
chaand se keh do
ke dekhe na idhar aaj ki raat
dekhe na idhar aaj ki raat
chaand se keh do o

dil-e-naakaam ye aalam teri maayoosi ka
dil-e-naakaam ye aalam teri maayoosi ka aa
pher li jaise khuda ne bhi nazar aaj ki raat
pher li jaise khuda ne bhi nazar aaj ki raat
yaas ke dar pe jhuka jaata hai sar aaj ki raat

7 Responses to "Yaas ke dar pe jhuka jaata hai sar aaj ki raat"

suraiya

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What is the meaning of yaas..?

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This song is fit for ‘happy-sad song’ .

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Yaas means despair, disappointment
ek nigahe yaas tera ho bhala
rote rote ghar talak qaatil gaya

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Ghulam Mohammed did score some fabulous compositions independently. However in spite of his exordinary talent he preferred to remain behind the shadows of Naushad, assisting him in many films. Another MD who followed suit was Mohammed Shafi. Request our senior and knowledgeable contributors to dwell on this matter.

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Thanks a lot for this wonderful song. Heard for the first time.

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