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Ye nain kyun sharma gaye

Posted on: March 29, 2014


This article is wtitten by Arunkumar Deshmukh, 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.

Badalte Huye Saathi (Episode No. 8)(Shamshad Begum sings with Mohd. Rafi)
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A few days back, I met one of my old colleagues after many years. After exchanging pleasantries, he asked me,” you look to be absolutely fit and fine. What are you doing these days ? ” I told him that I spend my time on Internet and that I write articles on old films and music. He looked at me with disbelief first and then with pity.

” But you were doing consultancy work…what happened to that ? ”

I said I was fed up of doing the same thing for over 45 years, so I gave up everything, closed my office and I was enjoying my life once again.

He shook his head in disapproval.

” old films and music ! who would read that today ? ”

Clearly he was very sympathetic towards my condition, that I was in a wrong field, wasting my time and energy.

I was immersed in deep thoughts. Then I realised one thing.

Atul ji’s Blog alone had over 5 Million visitors so far, from more than 190 countries. Even if just 1 % of those visitors read my articles, still that number justified my efforts.

Leaving aside the readership,what about the immense pleasure I and people of my thinking got from these writings ,all the efforts were worth it. There is no measurement of mental pleasure and happiness culminating into satisfaction of recording something for the future generations.

I have realised that the hobby of reading or knowing about old films and music arises out of Nostalgia and thus it is essentially for a majority of people who are around 50 or above in age. of course,exceptions are there.

For the general public, Ashok Kumar, Nargis, Raj Kapoor, Dilip Kumar, Sohrab Modi, Shamshad Begum, Guru Dutt etc are merely names from the past. For today’s generation, songs and films of the 80s are ” old stuff “. Anything earlier to this is simply ‘ Antique ‘ and the 40s and 30s are just ‘History ‘.

One can not blame them. In a fast paced city like Mumbai, people struggle for day to day happiness. Most people live for today. They have no time or concern for things beyond their circle. In High Rise Towers, hardly anyone knows about the occupants of the building. People live within closed doors. In the ‘ gated communities ‘ of the Metros, there is no world outside their compound walls. If you are looking for someone from the distant past, you encounter disheartening responses.

This is precisely what happened to the famous author Shri Rajnikumar Pandya ji,who was trying to locate Shamshad Begum’s flat in her Building itself. Shri Pandya ji,who is a recipient of 5 Sahitya Academy awards writes articles and books on the Hindi Films’ bygone era and its artistes. In his book ” AAP KI PARCHHAIYAN “, he has described in details about his visit and interview of Shamshad Begum ,taken a few years back,when she lived in the Colaba area of Bombay. I am making a loose translation from Hindi, for our readers…

I asked the Liftman, ” Shamshad Begum lives in this building. Can you tell me, on which floor ? ”
“Kaun Shamshad Begum ? ” Liftman asked. He must have been shocked with my query. He looked around 20 year old. This Nepali boy might have heard songs of Shamshad Begum, on his small Transistor,plugged into his ears-without ever knowing her name. Obviously he did not know about her. After Kismat-1968, she had not sung any songs. Perhaps this lad was not even born at that time.

Looking at his hurry, I said,” OK OK,just take me to any floor. I will press the bell of any flat and ask for her Flat number. Surely, people of this building must be knowing the famous singer, who regaled India-for 40 years- with her melodious songs. Such a great a singer-all people must be knowing her.”

Reluctantly, he took me first to a Bengalee lady…no result. Then I saw a Gujarati name plate and ventured but no result. Drawing blank looks and answers, I dared to ask an UP wali middle aged lady. Hearing my query, the honourable lady said,” yes,yes. Ye naam to kahin suna hai. Does she stay in this building ? Which floor ? Which Flat Number ? ”

Now,who was asking whom ?

Then I got an idea. From that lady’s telephone itself, I dialled Shamshad Begum’s number. Her son in Law, Col. Yograj Ratra picked up the phone and said, ” OK, our flat is third from where you are talking, on the same floor. Come down. We are waiting.”

I kept the phone, thanked the lady and said,” now you know where she stays. Go and meet her some time. ”

” What ? Bin bulaye kaun jaayega .(without invitation,who will go) ”

Yes,Yes,I had forgotten. In Bombay, no one goes to anyone without calling. I thought, what must be they doing in Bombay in case of Medical Emergency ? Do they meet the doctor without appointment ( bin bulaaye) in such emergencies ? “

What happened in this interview is described by Shri Pandya ji,in his inimitable, unique style. we will read about it in our next episode, when Shamshad Begum will sing with…….

Today’s song is from the film Rasili-46. It was a Jaibharat Pictures’ film, directed by Hanuman Prasad, who also gave music and wrote two of the total 10 songs. The balance 8 songs were written by Gaafil Harnalwi.

Pandit Hanuman Prasad Sharma ( First husband of Lalita Pawar) has etched his name in HFM history by being the one who brought Geeta Roy into film singing in 1946. He was from Sujangarh in Rajasthan. He was an expert in many instruments, classical music and also in Kathak dance. He started his film career by composing songs for the film Chaurangi-1942. This film is the only Hindi film in which Kazi Nazrul Islam not only wrote songs but also composed two songs himself. Then came Baburao Patel’s ” Draupadi”-44 in which he got Baburao’s wife and the Heroine of the film-Susheela Rani to sing many songs. In 1944 itself, he joined hands with a One Man Orchestra called Sajjad Hussain to compose music for Gaali jointly. He was so impressed with the talented Sajjad,that he recommended his name to Shaukat Hussain Razvi (refusing his offer himself) for the film Dosti-44. In this film Sajjad got Noorjahan to sing immortal songs.

Hanuman Prasad gave music to Bahu Betiyan, Jeena Seekho, Nayi Maa, Rasili, Bhakta Prahlad, Hip hip hurray, Middle fail, Chilman, Jannat, Daulat, Apni Chhaya, Saudagar, Usha Kiran, and Murad-61. After this he left films and devoted himself to teaching Kathak dance and doing aradhana of Saibaba. He died in Bombay in 1972.

1946, the year of Rasili, was indeed a remarkable year when many many artistes made their debuts in Hindi films in different fields-acting, Direction, singing or composing music. Just look at this list…
Nirupa Roy, Geeta Roy, Geeta Bali, K A Abbas, Ravi Shankar, Balraj and Damayanti Sahni, Meena Kapoor,P L Santoshi (as a Director), Dev Anand, Rehana, Rehman, Abhi Bhattacharya, Chetan and Uma Anand, Kamini Kaushal, Majrooh Sultanpuri, Meena Kumari (adult roles), Indivar, Tasneem, Baby Tabassum, actress Shashi, Nigar Sultana, Kakku(as Heroine), Kishore Kumar (as actor in Shikari), Sudhir Phadke, Ram Ganguly, S D Burman, Nissar Bazmi, Mohd. Shafi, Hansraj Behl, Chitragupta Shrivastav,Snehal Bhatkar and Vinod.

Let us now enjoy the duet by Shamshad Begum-who was already a famous singer and Mohd. Rafi-who was still a struggler. They have sung a total of 160 duets together in Hindi movies.

Here is the Rasili duet for you.

(My thanks to shri Rajnikumar Pandya ji, for using a part of his article, and my thanks to shri Harish Raghuvanshi ji for some information used herein.)


Song-Ye nain kyun sharma gaye (Raseeli)(1946) Singers-Rafi, Shamshad Begum, Lyrics-Gafil Harnalvi, MD-Pt Hanuman Prasad
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Lyrics

ye nain kyun sharma gaye
ye nain kyun sharma gaye
kuchh to kaho
kuchh to suno
kuchh to kaho
kuchh to suno
ye bhole bhaale bejubaan bejubaan
saajan tumhe kaise kahen
kaise kahen
kaise kahen

is baat se kyun jhuk gaye ae
is baat se kyun jhuk gaye ae
kuchh kehte kehte ruk gaye
kuchh kehte kehte ruk gaye
kuchh to kaho
kuchh to suno
kuchh to kaho
kuchh to suno

anjaan hain samjhaayen kya
man ki lagi dikhlaayen kya
anjaan hain samjhaayen kya
man ki lagi dikhlaayen kya
jo kuchh hua kaise kahen
aur bin kahe kaise rahen
jo kuchh hua kaise kahen
aur bin kahe kaise rahen

bolo ji bolo kuchh kaho
kuchh kaho
kehdo hamen mat chup raho
kehdo hamen mat chup raho
ye baaten sharmaayen mujhe
ye baaten sharmaayen mujhe
naari hoon
laaj aaye mujhe
laaj aaye mujhe
naari hoon
laaj aaye mujhe
laaj aaye mujhe
ye aap hi keh den zara
hum bejabaan kaise kahen
ye aap hi keh den zara
hum bejabaan kaise kahen

jo man ka meethha dard hai
jo man ka meethha dard hai
na tum saho na hum sahen
na tum saho na hum sahen
kuchh to kaho
kuchh to suno
kuchh to kaho
kuchh to suno

ye nain kyun sharma gaye
ye nain kyun sharma gaye
kuchh to kaho
kuchh to suno
kuchh to kaho
kuchh to suno

11 Responses to "Ye nain kyun sharma gaye"

Arunji,

I just wait for your articles on whichever blog you write. I must say that your style of presentation of themes etc. is so extraordinary that I just cannot wait to cherish.

As regards your old colleague who seemed to sympathize with your current situation, I would only suggest that he starts reading your articles, and he will never realize when he will get hooked on to it.

Your memory and the collection of notes about films, which you have painstakingly compiled over the years is simply amazing.

Naresh Kariwala.

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Naresh ji,
I am overwhelmed with your comments. Thanks for your kind words.Such words work miracles,like enouraging,motivating and satisfying.
I am glad that I can help people enjoy their nostalgic feelings.
Thanks once again.
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Arun ji

Aapke har ek akshar hamaare liye “ANMOL” hai, Itna toh main bataa sakthaa hoon.

Prakash

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Prakash ji,
Thanks a lot.
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It is but natural for those who have lived during 50s onwards to get nostalgic when one reads about the era gone by. It is the sentimental yearning to return to that time, place and the people who evoke, happy, sad or sour memories.
Really, you have been on a very high mission with your work as you create immense wealth of information for the generations to come and also for the contemporary readers who get transported in the past.

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Thanks,Prasad ji.
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Arun Sir,

I am 40 and enjoy anything about the 40’s and 50’s pertaining to old hindi songs.
You and a few others efforts in bringing us all the information and knowledge on a platter is truly remarkable. There can be no words to appreciate the dedication and time spent by you for the posts.

I constantly keep pointing to mistakes and typo errors for the love of the blog.

And then, being on the subject, what Atul ji does is also beyond just thanking. For a single song he must be having a checklist of dozens of items to fit and update. A very remarkable feat indeed.

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Thank you,mahesh ji.

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Arun-ji,
I am extremely happy to find bird with similar feathers like me. You have an advantage of having writing skill, which i find falling short of, in me. I was in Film industry briefly prior to my joining a renowned Research Institute. I was and am a music lover during my long 40 years service and beyond. I did professional video and photography in US for 17 years after retirement and now fully at the service of my life-hobby – Music.
I am in Mumbai till I go back to states in middle of May ’14. Is it possible to contact you? If yes, Atul-ji has my e-mail address and phone numbers. ‘Khub guzaregi jo mil baithenge deewane do.’
Waiting,
Bharat

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Arunkumar Ji: As Naresh Kariwala said (and said it wonderfully), I wait to read anything you may write on any blog. The depth and width of your information is awe inspiring. To share your knowledge, selflessly, is an admirable quality, and one that I wish to emulate. I salute you, sir, and your knowledge.

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Thanks for your embarrassingly good words,Pradeep ji.
To appreciate others for their work needs a real BIG Heart too !
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