Atul’s Song A Day- A choice collection of Hindi Film & Non-Film Songs

Hamraahi manzil ke

Posted on: September 5, 2013


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

Surely some strange sights we see in Hindi films. If you can recall Sheikh Mukhtar in a ladies dress (“Suno Jaana Suno Jaana”) or Dara Singh wearing a choli and lehngaa (“Patli Qamar Naazuk Umar”), you may surmise that there may not be any more stranger surprises in store.

Ah yes, but there are. The last thing (at least for now 🙂 ) that I expected was to see the dashing hunk of Kabir Bedi in a dhoti kurta. One can argue why not. Well, just that the dapper urbanity and the gleaming twinkle in his blue eyes, simply belie the thought that he may do something so desi. And so when I reviewed this video clip for this write up, I was not expecting to see this scenario. Still suave looking, but with a mustache (another first in my experience), starting with a suit, but then quickly going to ethnic Indian dress, ending up with a dhoti, with a hilariously short Mukri (in comparison) hanging on to his side.

But I digress. Apologies. The main protagonist of this post is another artist. A music director whom some have called as the only intellectual composer of the film industry in India. A leading luminary of the people’s theatre movement and one of the guiding spirits behind the IPTA (Indian People’s Theatre Association) in the 1940s. A composer whose creations were the rousing inspiration for the masses in Bengal during the trying times of the disastrous famine. His Bangla songs had captured the imagination of the people everywhere, long before he burst upon the Hindi film screen in 1953 with amazing creations like “Hariyaala Saawan Dhol Bajaata Aaya” and “Dharti Kahe Pukaar Ke, Beej Bichhaa Le Pyaar Ke”.

Remembering Salil Chaudhry on the anniversary of his passing away, this day, eighteen years ago.

Salil Da, the magician of ‘Madhumati’ (1958), casting the haunting spell with the enchanting “Mere Mann Ke Diye, Mere Mann Ke Liye”(‘Parakh’,1960), or carrying you away on a trip so pensive with “Raat Ne Kya Kya Khwaab Dikhaaye” (‘Ek Gaaon Ki Kahaani’, 1957), or making you feel the lilting patter of raindrops in “Aha Rim Jhim Ke Ye Pyaare Pyaare Geet Liye”(‘Us Ne Kahaa Thaa’, 1960), or moving your heart with the staid memories of homeland in “Ae Mere Pyare Watan, Ae Mere Bichhde Chaman Tujhpe Dil Kurbaan” (‘Kabuliwaala’, 1961), or compelling you to your feet with the dancing melody of “Ghunghat Hata Na Dena Goriye Chanda Sharam Se Dubega”(‘Sapan Suhaane’, 1961), or quizzing you with the questions of life’s philosophy in“Zindagi Kaisi Hain Paheli Haaye” (‘Anand’, 1970).

Salil Da, the composer whose melodies would stump the most seasoned singers. It is noted that when the song “Guzar Jaayen Din Din Din” (‘Annadaata’, 1973) was planned, and Kishore Da first came to rehearse the song with Salil Da, on hearing the piece, his first reaction was to refuse to sing it, stating his incapability to handle the variations in scale and range of the composition. Such was his understanding of arrangement of various pieces of music and the instruments, that would come together to complete one song. His creations are known for such variations not just within a verse, but even down to the level if individual lines in the song. Such was his imaginative creativity, and his mastery over the notes and scales of music, that wonders never stopped emanating from his mind.

This wonderfully ingenious song is from the 1972 film, ‘Anokha Daan’. Discerning readers and friends will know the marvel that is ensconced in the two songs of this film by Lata that are already posted here. This now we have her today the third surprising gem, in the voice of Kishore Da. The verses have been crafted by Yogesh.

On screen, this song is performed by Kabir Bedi. In the video clip, we also see Anil Dhawan and Zahira, Rakesh Pandey and Archana, and Purnima near the close of the song, as she waits for Kabir Bedi. Apparently the song is about the episode in the film when Kabir Bedi (Seth Ram Ratan, I presume), distributes all his wealth to the needy. The song starts with the shot of Tarun Bose, possibly calling out to his son (Kabir Bedi). And the latter, in a suit and tie, walks away with some images of childhood playing in his mind. And then, he transforms into desi attire, and goes from one charitable institution to another, donating away his wealth, till near the end of the song, he shows the empty briefcase to Mukri, as if indicating a job well done.

The words of the song so surely follow this theme. And the beauty of it lies in the arrangement of tiny sub pieces of individual verses, as the notes and scales move across an amazing combination of strings of music. Only the way Salil Da could have made it happen.

Listen to this wonderful melody that carries so much the signature of Salil Da, marking emphatically the memories of this day, honoring this amazing composer today. And enjoy.

Audio

Video

Song-Hamraahi manzil ke (Anokha Daan)(1972) Singer-Kishore Kumar, Lyrics-Yogesh, MD-Salil Chaudhary

Lyrics

hamraahi
manzil ke
aao chalen mil ke hum aaj saare
aha aha ahaa
dekho kahin
koi nahin
ab zindagi haaye ro kar guzaare
saathi mere aa jaa
hamraahi
manzil ke
aao chalen mil ke hum aaj saare
aha aha ahaa
dekho kahin
koi nahin
ab zindagi haaye ro kar guzaare
saathi mere aa jaa

ashqon se ab dekho koi
likhe na afsaana
ab na kisi ko samjhe koi
duniya mein begaana
ashqon se ab dekho koi
likhe na afsaana
ab na kisi ko samjhe koi
duniya mein begaana
sab ka ye armaan bharaa dil
pyaar ka ho deewaana
hamraahi
manzil ke
aao chalen mil ke hum aaj saare
aha aha ahaa
dekho kahin
koi nahin
ab zindagi haaye ro kar guzaare
saathi mere aa jaa

kisko baahon mein aane se
dharti ne hai rokaa
is dharti ke aage kahaan koi
swarg bhalaa ab hogaa
kisko baahon mein aane se
dharti ne hai rokaa
is dharti ke aage kahaan koi
swarg bhalaa ab hogaa
wo hai apna
wo hai paraayaa
sab hai mann ka dhokha
hamraahi
manzil ke
aao chalen mil ke hum aaj saare
aha aha ahaa
dekho kahin
koi nahin
ab zindagi haaye ro kar guzaare
saathi mere aa jaa

aao hans kar hum jeene ki
sochen kuchh tadbeeren
aao likhhen apne haathon se
hum apni taqdeeren
aao hans kar hum jeene ki
sochen kuchh tadbeeren
aao likhhen apne haathon se
hum apni taqdeeren
aao badlen hum jeevan ki
dhool bhari tasweeren
hamraahi
manzil ke
aao chalen mil ke hum aaj saare
aha aha ahaa
dekho kahin
koi nahin
ab zindagi haaye ro kar guzaare
saathi mere aa jaa

—————————————–
Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
—————————————–
हमराही
मंज़िल के
आओ चलें मिल के हम आज सारे
आहा आहा आहा
देखो कहीं
कोई नहीं
अब ज़िंदगी हाय रो कर गुज़ारे
साथी मेरे आजा
हमराही
मंज़िल के
आओ चलें मिल के हम आज सारे
आहा आहा आहा
देखो कहीं
कोई नहीं
अब ज़िंदगी हाय रो कर गुज़ारे
साथी मेरे आजा

अशकों से अब देखो कोई
लिखे ना अफसाना
अब ना किसी को समझे कोई
दुनिया में बेगाना
अशकों से अब देखो कोई
लिखे ना अफसाना
अब ना किसी को समझे कोई
दुनिया में बेगाना
सबका ये अरमान भरा दिल
प्यार का हो दीवाना
हमराही
मंज़िल के
आओ चलें मिल के हम आज सारे
आहा आहा आहा
देखो कहीं
कोई नहीं
अब ज़िंदगी हाय रो कर गुज़ारे
साथी मेरे आजा

किसको बाहों में आने से
धरती ने है रोका
इस धरती के आगे कहां कोई
स्वर्ग भला अब होगा
किसको बाहों में आने से
धरती ने है रोका
इस धरती के आगे कहां कोई
स्वर्ग भला अब होगा
वो है अपना
वो है पराया
सब है मन का धोखा
हमराही
मंज़िल के
आओ चलें मिल के हम आज सारे
आहा आहा आहा
देखो कहीं
कोई नहीं
अब ज़िंदगी हाय रो कर गुज़ारे
साथी मेरे आजा

आओ हंस कर हम जीने की
सोचें कुछ तदबीरें
आओ लिख लें अपने हाथों से
खुद अपनी तक़दीरें
आओ हंस कर हम जीने की
सोचें कुछ तदबीरें
आओ लिख लें अपने हाथों से
खुद अपनी तक़दीरें
आओ बदलें हम जीवन की
धूल भरी तस्वीरें
हमराही
मंज़िल के
आओ चलें मिल के हम आज सारे
आहा आहा आहा
देखो कहीं
कोई नहीं
अब ज़िंदगी हाय रो के गुज़ारे
साथी मेरे आजा

2 Responses to "Hamraahi manzil ke"

Dhoti lends respectability to the wearer. You’d offer advance to such a person but think twice to others. As if you can ‘see through’ the person!!!
To listen to tussle between dhoti and patloon >>>

Like

Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

What is this blog all about

This blog discusses Bollywood songs of yesteryears. Every song has a brief description, followed by a video link, and complete lyrics of the song.

This is a labour of love, where “new” songs are added every day, and that has been the case for over TWELVE years. This blog has over 16300 song posts by now.

This blog is active and online for over 4000 days since its beginning on 19 july 2008.

Important Announcement

(© 2008 - 2021) atulsongaday.me The content of this site is copyrighted and it may not be reproduced elsewhere without prior consent from the site/ author of the content.

Total number of songs posts discussed

16312

Number of movies covered in the blog

Movies with all their songs covered =1257
Total Number of movies covered =4426

Total visits so far

  • 14,336,765 hits

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 1,934 other followers

Bookmark

Bookmark and Share

Category of songs

Current Visitors

Historical dates

Blog Start date: 19 july 2008

Active for more than 4000 days.

Archives

Stumble

visitors whereabouts

blogadda

blogcatalog

Music Blogs - BlogCatalog Blog Directory
%d bloggers like this: