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Sachcha hai gar pyaar mera sanam

Posted on: October 6, 2013


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

So here is the ‘S’ alphabet song I talked about in my last post on ‘R’ song. It is a Rafi solo with two versions, one happy and one sad, from the movie “Jhuk gayaa aasmaan”. Such a musical blockbuster film starring Rajendra Kumar and Saira Bano. And wherever I was looking for Rafi sahab’s songs in the list with S-J’s music they were all in red. I could not believe my luck when I found that this song was not posted.

With this song this movie name also turns red in the ‘list of song-moviewise’, as all the songs will be posted.

I call this ‘a stirring’ song, because despite being slow paced, it makes one sit up and listen intently. As against putting one to sleep 🙂 . The year is 1968 and here was Rafi singing a solo song for Shankar-Jaikishan. Not the most original composition by the duo, but they have Rafi still to do justice to something like this. I am not sure of the technicality here, but this song must be a few octave higher than normally such slow moving songs are sung. The other two Rafi solos from the movie sound equally divine, namely Kaun hai jo sapnon mein aaya and Kahaan chal diye idhar to aao .

But even the famed “kaun hai jo sapnon mein aaya” feels like simpler, compared to this song “sachcha hai gar pyar mera” from the singer’s point of view. Rafi sahab is sounding his usual divine and melodious self in both of them, but I feel the deliberation and effort needed to sing the slower song with emphasis on each word at that particular pitch, is nothing short of a miracle.

The magic of Ehsaan tera hoga mujh par from “Junglee” is unparalleled, I know. Even that was a high sounding song, which Lata has had a go at trying to match in the female version. The phenomenal Ho jiya o jiya kuchh bol do from “Jab pyar kisi se hota hai” still resounds in my ears. I am looking for the audio version of Rafi song, which Vividh bharati used to play regularly, with lines in the stanzas repeated. The film version is shortened with stanza lines playing only once. The longish interlude music and long stanza’s with first two lines repeated, was the style Shankar-Jaikishan followed as clockwork for all Rafi solos especially during the 60’s. And all such song had at least three stanza’s, if not more.

This one is written by Shailendra has three stanza’s and the third stanza is repeated in the slower sad version. I have provided the full Audio link both happy and sad version. And the video link is showing Rajendra Kumar crooning the song for Saira Bano’s benefit. Naturally, as hero of the film he will get to sing all the fabulous songs the film may have. However inadequate he may look singing those in Rafi’s voice 🙂 . And the amazing thing is Rafi’s sings in a modulated voice as per Rajendra Kumar’s own voice too. There is no deviation here and in any songs Rafi sahab used to sing for the actors, including Rajendra Kumar.

This song again reinforces my belief that some music direcotor’s were able to compose and present such songs with impunity or without compunction, due to Rafi sahab’s God gifted ability and his ready compliance. And he gave his 100% to even such impossible songs and came out with flying colours. That was our Mohammed Rafi, who we all love to hear. And live to cherish.

Now, listen to this song, where the legend is singing each word in a different way at different stages. And promises of devotion never sounded this convincing.

Audio – Part I (Full Happy version)

Video – Part I (Happy Partial)

Audio – Part II (Sad versions)

Song-Sachcha hai gar pyaar mera sanam(Jhuk Gaya Aasmaan)(1968) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Shailendra, MD-Shankar-Jaikishan

Lyrics

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Happy version
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sachcha hai gar pyaar mera sanam
hoge jahaan tum wahaan honge ham
yeh dhadkanen bhi agar jaayen thham
jab bhi pukaaro sadaa denge ham

yeh ajab sa raaz hai
yeh ajeeb baat hai
yeh ajab sa raaz hai
yeh ajeeb baat hai
apna pyaar tab se hai
jab se kaaynaat hai
priyaa
priyaa
mar ke bhi yeh pyaar
hogaa na kam
hoge jahaan tum wahaan honge ham
hoy oye
sachcha hai gar pyaar mera sanam
hoge jahaan tum wahaan honge ham

jhoomne lagi fizaa
geet gaa utthhaa gagan
jhoomne lagi fizaa
geet gaa utthhaa gagan
aur hawaaon ne kahaa
phir kahin pe hai milan
priyaa
eh
priyaa
milenge do dil kahin
yeh qasam
hoge jahaan tum wahaan honge ham
sachcha hai gar pyaar mera sanam
hoge jahaan tum wahaan honge ham

kyun na saat aasmaan
aayen apni raah mein
kyun na saat aasmaan
aayen apni raah mein
saaya ban ke saathh hoon
main tumhaari chaah mein
mar ke rukenge na ab yeh qadam
hoge jahaan tum wahaan honge ham
sachcha hai gar pyaar mera sanam
hoge jahaan tum wahaan honge ham

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sad version
————————————
sachcha hai gar pyaar mera sanam
hoge jahaan tum wahaan honge ham
yeh dhadknen bhi agar jaayen thham
jab bhi pukaaro sadaa denge ham

kyun na saat aasmaan
aayen apni raah mein
kyun na saat aasmaan
aayen apni raah mein
saaya ban ke saathh hoon
main tumhaari chaah mein
mar ke rukenge na ab yeh qadam
hoge jahaan tum wahaan honge ham
sachcha hai gar pyaar mera sanam
hoge jahaan tum wahaan honge ham

4 Responses to "Sachcha hai gar pyaar mera sanam"

Thanks Nahm ji, Atul ji, and Congratulations on ‘Jhuk Gaya Aasmaan’ joining to the list of ‘movies- all songs covered’…!!!

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Jhuk gaya aasmaan ,UNFORGETABLE memories of school days ,every time BUNK the school and see a movie,BHOOT named music was roaming in my mind,so how can I leave a S.J.movie,amazing scene scenery of DARJEELING ,also nasha of rajendrakumar, sairabano.It was enough for me,BUT this song is written by shailendra who died in decmber 1966,may be movie could take more than TWO years in compleation.Great work by your team….ATULJI…congretulations.

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Just read the article.

Giving adjectives like beautiful, excellent, superb to Rafi’s rendition of this song is an under statement. Credit is also due to Shailendra’s poetry and S-J’s orchestration.

Songs like this keep alive the memories of Rafi and Shailendra. Probably they are assuring us ‘mar ke na ham honge udaa’ from the lovers of their songs.

Rafi was Rajendra Kumar’s ‘survival kit’ in the film industry as also of a few other actors.

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Last stanza line marke rukenge na an ye kadam is wrong it should b badhke rukenge na an ye kadam

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