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Maine bulaaya aur tum aaye

Posted on: September 28, 2013


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

In 1946, the renowned Ghulam Haider took a very young 18 year old girl to Filmistan Studio, to introduce her to S Mukherjee. The young girl went through a voice audition for the big boss of Filmistan, who summarily rejected her, saying that her voice was too thin, without depth and without range. A disappointed Ghulam Haider had remarked to S Mukherjee, that he would one day regret this decision, and the world will know the capabilities of this artist.

Prophetic words, if ever there were any. After getting her initial assignments in the years 1945 to 1948, this fresh new sound suddenly rocketed to the top popularity bracket in a single year that was the musical watershed in 1949, with such fantastic hit songs as “Aayegaa, Aayegaa,Aayegaa, Aayegaa Aanewaala” (‘Mahal’), “Koi Mere Dil Mein Khushi Ban Kar Aaya” (‘Andaz’),(“Ooo Mujhe Kisi Se Pyaar Ho Gayaa”(‘Barsaat’), “Chale jaana nahin” (‘Badi Behan’), “Saajan Ki Galiyaan Chhod Chale” (‘Bazaar’), “Ae Dil Tujhe Qasam Hai Tu Himmat Na Haarna”(‘Dulaari’), “Laara Lappa Laara Lapaa Laai Rakhdaa” (‘Ek Thi Ladki’), “Bahaaren Phir Bhi Aayengi, Magar Hum Tum Judaa Hongey” (‘Lahore’), “Tumhare Bulane Ko Ji Chahta Hai” (‘Laadli’), “Dil Se Bhulaa Do Tum Hamein” (‘Patanga’), and “Ye Duniya Hai Yahaan Dil Ka Lagaana Kis Ko Aata Hai” (‘Shair’). The year was fantastic for her – more than 165 of her songs were part of the films released that year. This is a phenomenal number by any standards, then or now, especially then.

The prophecy of Ghulam Haider, and the regret of S Mukherjee are mixed with the beginnings of the fabulous career of Lata ji. Greetings and best wishes to her on her 85th anniversary of birth today. And yes, of course, there is another special celebration here today for her. This post completes her score of 2500 appearances on this blog. Predictably, the artist with the highest score of songs being showcased here. This blog is fairly well distributed across tastes and choices of the contributors. A score of 2500 represents nearly a 30% share of the total song content of this blog. If one is to take the total number of posts as a fair selection of a variety of contributors with varying choices, then this number is a very fair representation of the quantum of popularity that is enjoyed by her – a percentage that is ahead of all other artists, by a wide margin.

What more or what new can one say about this artist who has now achieved a status that goes beyond the boundaries of nations and language. A phenomena that is recognized and acknowledged globally. Within the subcontinent, there is an expression of film music that is adored and loved by the masses, in a manner that is not seen anywhere else in the world. The prominence of the musical nature of cinema, and the unparalleled popular following of this art form, is a phenomena very unique to our land and its people. And when, the appreciation of this phenomena may be researched, I am sure, the primary cause behind it will be identified as the voices that brought this music alive and presented it to the people. And in that enumeration, the voice of Lata ji will be counted at the top.

When I look at the blog statistics, a number of 8700+ sounds like a fantastic accomplishment on the part of Atul ji and the rest of the team.

But when I look at scores and scores of absolute gems that are still waiting on the side lines, thoughts of a huge task still ahead of us cross the mind. Yes, there are fabulous songs still out there that have to be brought into the fold. Every time Atul ji and I exchange notes about write ups for special occasions, the act of making a choice of the song for the write up is not easy, as we are spoilt for the choices that are still awaiting selection.

The song in today’s post is one such lovely gem that should not have had to wait so long to get here. The film is ‘Apne Huye Paraaye’ (1964), directed by Ajit Chakravarti. The lyrics are from the pen of Shailendra and the music is from the mind of Shankar Jaikishan. And the rendition by Lata ji simply steals the heart away. The dreamy quality of the voice as it croons

Maine Bulaaya Aur Tum Aaye
Ab Dil Chaahe Kyaa. . .

is enough to transport the listener to a dreamscape of moon and flowers and fairies. The oh so soft emphasis on the words, makes it feel as if someone very dear is meandering through the passages of the heart.

Listen to this soft and slow paced melody, let the sounds of the emotions of love settle down slowly in the mind and the heart. And then wonder. . .and pray. . . and be thankful. We have had this great fortune to be living on this earth when this angelic voice is present with us.

Bless you Lata ji. Be healthy, be happy, and continue to spread the love and warmth of your enchanting voice.

Audio

Video

Song-Maine bulaaya aur tum aaye (Apne Huye Paraaye)(1964) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Shailendra, MD-Shankar Jaikishan

Lyrics

maine bulaaya
aur tum aaye
ab dil chaahe kya aa aa
aao tumhen palkon mein rakh loon
sach kar loon sapna
aanchal mein hain phool khushi ke
tum sa meet milaa aa
aao tumhen palkon mein rakh loon
sach kar loon sapna

tum hanse ae
aur mere ae
dil mein roshni ho gayee
zindagi ee
pyaar ki ee
raagini ke sang kho gayee
aao tumhen
palkon mein rakh loon
sach kar loon sapna
maine bulaaya
aur tum aaye
ab dil chaahe kya aa
aao tumhen palkon mein rakh loon
sach kar loon sapna

tum miley ae
mil gaye ae
mujhko jaise dono jahaan
tum jahaan
dil wahaan
tum se zindagi
tum se jaan
aao tumhen
palkon mein rakh loon
sach kar loon sapna
maine bulaaya
aur tum aaye
ab dil chaahe kya aa
aao tumhen palkon mein rakh loon
sach kar loon sapna

door ki ee
baansuri ee
do dil ko bhaane lagi
ho o
mad bhari ee
chaandni ee
ab idhar bhi aane lagi
aao tumhen
palkon mein rakh loon
sach kar loon sapna
maine bulaaya
aur tum aaye
ab dil chaahe kya aa
aao tumhen
palkon mein rakh loon
sach kar loon sapna
aanchal mein hain phool khushi ke
tum sa meet milaa aa
aao tumhen palkon mein rakh loon
sach kar loon sapna

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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मैंने बुलाया
और तुम आए
अब दिल चाहे क्या॰॰॰आ
आओ तुम्हें पलकों में रख लूँ
सच कर लूँ सपना
आँचल में हैं फूल खुशी के
तुम सा मीत मिला
आओ तुम्हें पलकों में रख लूँ
सच कर लूँ सपना

तुम हँसे
और मेरे
दिल में रोशनी हो गयी
जींदगी
प्यार की
रागिनी के संग खो गयी
आओ तुम्हें पलकों में रख लूँ
सच कर लूँ सपना
मैंने बुलाया
और तुम आए
अब दिल चाहे क्या॰॰॰आ
आओ तुम्हें पलकों में रख लूँ
सच कर लूँ सपना

तुम मिले
मिल गए
मुझको जैसे दोनों जहां
तुम जहां
दिल वहाँ
तुमसे जींदगी तुमसे जान
आओ तुम्हें पलकों में रख लूँ
सच कर लूँ सपना
मैंने बुलाया
और तुम आए
अब दिल चाहे क्या॰॰॰आ
आओ तुम्हें पलकों में रख लूँ
सच कर लूँ सपना

दूर की
बांसुरी
दो दिल को भाने लगी
हो॰॰॰
मदभरी
चाँदनी
अब इधर भी आने लगी
आओ तुम्हें पलकों में रख लूँ
सच कर लूँ सपना
मैंने बुलाया
और तुम आए
अब दिल चाहे क्या॰॰॰आ
आओ तुम्हें पलकों में रख लूँ
सच कर लूँ सपना
आँचल में हैं फूल खुशी के
तुम सा मीत मिला
आओ तुम्हें पलकों में रख लूँ
सच कर लूँ सपना

5 Responses to "Maine bulaaya aur tum aaye"

This nice tune of SJ is actually, ‘Old Beirut’ from ‘Arabian Nights’.
Try to get it from Net & you will be surprised to find the similarities!
I have the old record of it, released in 1956.

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Yes Nayan ji

I have the two disc pack of Ron Goodwin’s instrumentals – Music for Arabian Nights and Holiday in Beirut. Almost all the tunes in these two discs have been copied for songs in Hindi films. Songs such as “Bin Dekhe Aur Bin Pehchaane” (‘Jab Pyaar Kisi Se Hota Hai’), “Ye Chanda Roos Ka” (‘Insaan Jaag Utha’), “Dil Ka Diya Jalaa Ke Gaya” (‘Akashdeep’), and many more, are adapted from the tracks in this collection. I have a list somewhere of all the tracks, with corresponding Hindi film songs, that I had once prepared many many years ago, when I had come across these records myself. These are not easily available now.

Rgds
Sudhir

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A very nice song, new discovery for me. Thank you so much Sudhirji 🙂

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Very welcome Aparna ji,

And thanks for your acknowledgement. 🙂

Rgds
Sudhir

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the earlier link is not working, here is one;

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