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Lalla Allah tera nigehbaan

Posted on: December 14, 2013

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Two days back on the occasion of Yusuf Khan’s (Dilip Kumar to all of us) Atul had said and I quote

“when I decided to find Dilip Kumar songs to discuss, I realised that almost all the Dilip Kumar movies have already been painted orange, viz all the songs of these movies have already been discussed in the past. There are a few Dilip Kumar movies where a few songs are not yet discussed, but these songs are picturised on actors other than Dilip Kumar.”

I think we are at a similar stage with respect to Raj Kapoor also. Then I remembered having seen a song from Sanjay Khan’s Abdullah a few days back and I said “Bingo”!!! Here is a great song to say “Happy Birthday to you” Raj Kapoorji. He would have been 89 today (14 december 2013).

Recently we also had an extensive write up on how SD Burman always liked to get certain kind of songs sung by Mohd. Rafisaab and how RD Burman’s favourite for a certain genre was Kishore Kumar. Now after listening to this song from Abdullah we have to research on how many times have the Father-Son duo relied on Manna Dey. Also it should be a matter of interesting trivia as to how many times has Manna Dey given his voice to Raj Kapoor post “Mera Naam Joker”. I found one 1977 movie “Chandi Sona” (directed and produced by Sanjay Khan) which has two songs by Manna Dey; I am yet to see if they are picturised on Raj Kapoor. So as of now we are going to enjoy one of the last songs that Manna Dey sang for Raj Kapoor.

Anther thought that crossed my mind over the last few days (I think someone else has also mentioned this on our blog) how Raj Kapoor and Dilip Kumar were in their late 50s when they did a few roles showing elderly characters (euphemism for Grandfather) and we never saw Dev Anand as a grandfather or any elderly person for that matter. Howzatt?



Song-Lalla Allah tera nigehbaan (Abdullah)(1980) Singer-Manna Dey, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-R D Burman


lallaa, allaa teraa nigehbaan
lallaa, allaa teraa nigehbaan
meraa dil
meri jaan
tere qurbaan
lallaa, allaa teraa nigehbaan
meraa dil
meri jaan
tere qurbaan

meri aankhon mein teri khushi ee
mere honthon pe teri hansi ee
o o o
toone aake meri baahon mein
meri khaali jholi bhar di
ban gayaa sehraa koi gulsitaan
lallaa, allaa teraa nigehbaan
meraa dil
meri jaan
tere qurbaan

tere dam se hai ye dil shaad
tu hi tu hai bas khudaa ke baad
o o o
teraa deewaanaa hai abdullaah
tere bin nahin hai kuchh yaad
ban gayi zindagi teri daastaan
lallaa, allaa teraa nigehbaan
meraa dil
meri jaan
tere qurbaan

meraa chhotaa saa hai tu sanam
meraa vaadaa tu meri qasam
o ho o
ho jaa
jaldi se tu naujawaan
baaqi meri hai umar kam
hai yehi aakhri meraa armaan
lallaa, allaa teraa nigehbaan
lallaa, allaa teraa nigehbaan
meraa dil
meri jaan
tere qurbaan
tere qurbaan
tere qurbaan
tere qurbaan

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Manna Dey in this song “Lalla, Alla Tera Nigheban”, does not sound like a human,singing this song. In fact he sounds like an Angel swooping down to earth to assure this toddler that he is not alone and God is his protector. Manna Dey in his TV interview said “hum woh nahin kar sakthe, jo Rafi Sahab karthe thhe”. Manna Dey,when he gave this statement, he was just being modest in his character. No doubt Rafi Sahab often brought changes in his singing in particular phrases by bringing SLUR to suit the situation and character on screen.But I have yet to come across a song by Rafi Sahab where in one can see this type of voice and breath control and throw of words. This is a great work of Manna Dey and Pancham combined together. In this blog many great points of the songs are discussed,which can not be found else where. One song in particular I would like to mention about a Rafi Sahab’s song, where in he fills the minds and atmosphere with so much pain,anguish,despair and sobs, which makes a lasting impression on the mind of the listener, the song is “Maine Jeena Seekh Liya” from Goonj Uthhi Shehnai. cell +919845078505


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