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Le jaa apni yaad bhi le jaa

Posted on: November 7, 2013


This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Last year, I had written an article for this blog on saajan tum se pyaar karoon main from the film BADNAAM (1952) as a tribute to Basant Prakash, the music director of the film. Recently, I came across another lovely song ‘le jaa apni yaad bhi le jaa’ from the same film. This song has some similarity in music composition with that of preet ye kaisee bol ree duniya from “Daag’ (1952). Even the metres of both these songs, more or less, match. Incidentally, both these songs were penned by Shailendra and sung by Lata Mangeshkar. So one link led to another and in the event, I noted the following interesting observations concerning these two films.

Both ‘Badnaam’ and ‘Daag’ were released in 1952. Interestingly, the meaning of both the titles is more or less the same – Badnaam = spoiled name/character and Daag = blot (on the name/character). Both the films belonged to the genre of family drama. Producers of both the films worked together in Bombay Talkies Ltd in the early 40s. ‘Badnam’ (1952) was produced under the banner of Filmistan (Shashdhar Mukherjee) while ‘Daag’ (1952) was produced and directed by Amiya Chakraborty. In both these films, the lyrics were written by the team of Hasrat Jaipuri and Shailendra.

I was under the impression that Hasrat Jaipuri and Shailendra as a team worked only with Shankar- Jaikishan. I was wrong as I noted that ‘Badnaam’ (1952) had eight songs, all of them written by the team of Hasrat Jaipuri (3) and Shailendra (5). A quick glace through http://www.myswar.com revealed that both as a team had also written songs for the music director Dattaram in ‘Ab Dilli Door Nahin’ (1957) and S N Tripathi in ‘Dilli Darbaar’ (1956) in addition to Basant Prakash in “Badnaam’ (1952). There were about half a dozen other films for which both Hasrat Jaipuri and Shailendra wrote the songs for other music directors, not as an exclusive team but sharing the honour with other lyricists. Of course, both of them had individually worked with many other music directors.

While ‘Daag’ was a box office success, ‘Badnaam’ did not fare well at the box office. As a result, songs of ‘Daag’ became popular and well known and songs of ‘Badnaam’ were forgotten even though they were equally melodious. The song under discussion as well as one song of the film already covered in the blog is the testimony of their melodious contents.

‘Badnaam’ was directed by D D Kashyap. The star cast included Balraj Sahani, Shyama, Murad, Prabhu Dayal, Ulhas, Jankidas, Shiela Ramani etc. Only the audio clip of the song is available but I guess the song was picturised on Shyama.


Song-Le jaa apni yaad bhi le jaa (Badnaam)(1952) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Shailendra, MD-Basant Prakash

Lyrics

le jaa apni yaad bhi le jaa
ab to ho gayi preet paraayi
o harjaayee
teri zafaa ne sab kuchh lootaa
meri wafaa kuchh kaam na aayi
o harjaayee

mohabbat pe meri hukoomat jo hoti
to main aaj iskaa gala ghont deti
gala ghont deti
magar kyaa karoon main muhabbat ki duniya
kisi ne banaayi
kisi ne mitaayi
o harjaayee

tera naam saanson mein jab tak rahegaa
mera dil tadaptaa machaltaa rahegaa
ye jaltaa rahegaa
mujhe khaaq kar de
tassali to ho kuchh
ke jisne lagaayee usi ne bujhaayee
o harjaayee

huaa iss tarah khatm meraa fasaanaa
muhabbat ke maatam pe khush hai zamaanaa
khush hai zamaanaa
maut ki doli pe main baithi hoon
duniyaa ne chhedi shehnaai
o harjaayee
le jaa apni yaad bhi le jaa
ab to ho gayi preet paraayi
o harjaayee

2 Responses to "Le jaa apni yaad bhi le jaa"

Sadanandji, thank you very much for introducing a new MD and a new, melodious song.

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