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Aaya jabse tu dil mein

Posted on: April 23, 2014


This article is written by Prakashchandra, a regular lyrics contributor and a now a new article 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.

Today (23 april 2014) is the birth anniversary of S Janaki. I almost worship her voice, right from childhood.

She has the distinction of singing songs in 17 languages including Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Oriya, Tulu, English, Sanskrit, Bengali, Sinhalese, Konkani, Punjabi, Japanese, Baduga, German etc.

I will not write about S.Janaki`s Tamil, Telugu, Kannada songs, because she is a legendary singer in South Indian movies and enough information is available on this topic online.

I want to write about her work in Hindi movie industry, where her voice was not used to the fullest extent. In Hindi movies she has not done significant /substantial work, as she used to get only songs in movies dubbed from South Indian movies. Moreover, she tended to get songs meant to be picturised on cabret or mujra dancers. Whaetevr HFM assignments came her way, she gave them her best.

In our blog there are only 2 songs of S Janaki- One from Satyameva Jayate and another from Saaheb. I am planning to introduce more HFM songs of S Janaki songs to the blog.

According to my thinking or you may call it “imagination”, Bombay music directors did not use her voice to the fullest extent possible because of her slightly Southern accent, which in our Hindi movie music industry is a very BIG NO NO. Vani Jayaram, P.Susheela, K.S.Chitra, etc also suffered the same fate. Kavita Krishnamurthy is one of the few South Indian playback singers to succeed in this field. She had the backing of Laxmikant Pyarelal. Kavita Krishnamurty also had the advantage of being brought up in North India.

Bombay (Hindi) movie music directors may have used her voice on a few occasions because of following reasons:

1)Main female singers(read it as Lata, Asha, Anuradha Paudwal, Alka Yagnik & company) of that era were busy and could not spare time for all the songs of one movie and that led to S Janaki used to get one of the less important songs in these movies..

2)Most of the songs offered to her were picturised either on cabret dancers like Silk Smita, Leena Daas, Anuradha, Disco Shanthi & Co.(southern dancers with skimpy dresses) and the more sought after singers tended to avoid singing these songs.

3)Most of the movies in which she sang are produced and directed by South Indian movie directors or producers. Producers found it profitable and easy to get S Janaki in South Indian recording studios for the recording of all songs of one movie at a stretch.

4)Songs that she got to sing often had lewd and suggestive words like “oooo”…..”aaaaaa hhaaaaa”, ”Haiyyaa aaiiyyo”(in between the song)and the more establisged singers were reluctant to lend their voices to such songs.

In summary, most of her Hindi movie songs were those that were picturised on heroine singing under rain, or songs were the heroines or the Cabret dancers would be singing to seduce the hero or villain in his den. Some of these sound would even have double meaning lyrics.

She had started her innings in Hindi movies with dubbed movies like “Do dil deewane”,”Aashiq C.I.D” etc(a Duet with Mannadey)

She was active in Hindi film industry only during the period from 1983 to 1990. And this was a period when the quality of Hindi movie songs had touched rock bottom.

I tried to list out the movies where she worked in Hindi movies:

For A.R.Rehman
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Humse hai Muqabla(94)

With Anu Malik
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Mard(85)
Jaan ki baazi(85)

For Ajay Swami
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Izzat Aabroo(90)

With Anand Milind
———————-
Woh Phir aayegi(88)
Rakhwala (89)

With Bappi Lahiri
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Jeet Hamaari(83)
Maqsad(84)
Tarkeeb(84)
Saamri(85)
Jhoothi(85)
Balidaan(85)
Wafaadar(85)
Salma(85)
Maa kasam(85)
Baadal(85)
Paatal Bhairavi(85)
Aandhi Toofan(85)
Saaheb(85)
Haqeekat(85)
Ilzaam(86)
Dilwala(86)
Shart(86)
Dharma Adhikari(86)
Mera dharam(86)
Suhagan(86)
Insaaf ki awaaz(86)
Pyar ke kabil(87)
Satyameva jayte(87)
Sadak Chhaap(87)
Paap ki duniya(88)
Tamacha(88)
Main tere liye(88)
Guru(89)
Kahaan hai kanoon(89)
Sachche ka bolbaala(89)
Mohabbat ka paighaam(89)
Kasam vardee ki(89)
Na-insaafi(89)
Garibon ka daatha(89)
Aag Ka gola(89)
Awwal Number(90)
Patthar ke insaan(90)
Kaali Ganga(90)
Sheraa shamshera(90)
Ghaayal(90)

With Dhaniram
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Meri Bahen (1962)

With Ilaiya raja
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Do dil deewane(81)
Mahadeva(87)
Shiva(90)

With Laxmikant Pyarelal
—————————–
Akalmand(84)
John jhonny janardhan(84)
Sur Sangam(85)
Meri Jung(85)
Kalaa dhandha gorey log(86)
Naache mayuri(86)
Aakhri Raasta(86)
Swathi(86)
Dosti Dushmani(86)
Mard Ki Zuban(87)
Jamai Raja(90)

For Nikhil Vinay
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Deewana Sanam (94)

With O.P.Nayyar
—————————
Mangni(1992)

With R.D.Burman
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Hifaazat(1987)

With Ravindra Jain
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Pratighat (1987)

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With Salil Chowdhury
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Dil ka saathi Dil(1982)(a Zarina Wahab,Kamal Hassan starrer)

Dubbed movies, in Which S.Janaki sang songs
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Anokha Shiv Bhakt, Izaat Aabroo, Bahadur Bachche, Aashiq.C.I.D., Aakhri nishaan, Meri Bahen, Mera Suhag, Do Haath 1000 bandookein, Jai Balaaji, Johnny mera Yaar, Sati Anasooya, Veer Arjun, Teen Dost, Chakravarthy Vikramaditya, Hamein bhi jeene do, Jhanda ooncha rahe hamaara,
Raamayan, Durgamathaa, Dashavataar, Khel Khiladi ka

Some sites mention that she had sung for Jaidev too, but I am not able to trace out the name of movies, where S.Janaki sang songs for him.

Whatever may be the standard of her Hindi movie songs, I love her voice unconditionally.
“HAPPY BIRTHDAY Janaki Amma”

Here is a song from “Jhoothhi” (1985) on this occasion. This movie was produced by Debesh Ghosh and directed by Hrishikesh Mukherji for Sri Lokenath Chitramandir. The movie had Rekha,Raj Babbar, Amol Palekar,Supriya Pathak,Deven Varma, Prema Narayan, Shammi,Madan Puri,Gopi Desai,Goga Kapoor,Rasik Dave,Dina Pathak,Suresh Chatwal, Manmauji,Rajnath,Chandrakant Takkar,Ravindra Arora,Romeo, Archana,Master Maulin, Chandramohan,Ajit Vachani etc in it.

This song is sung by S Janaki and it is lip synced by Rekha. The song is picturised as a picnic song on Rekha, Raj Babbar,Rasik Dave,Prema Narayan and Deven Varma. Rasik Dave plays the role of a drug addict, who is Raj Babbar`s Younger brother, Rekha (who loves Raj Babbar,)tries to reform him in this song.

Audio (Full song)

Video (Partial)

Song-Aaya jabse tu dil mein (Jhoothhi)(1985) Singer-S Janaki, Lyrics-Maya Govind, MD-Bappi Lahiri

Lyrics(Audio version)

aayaa
jab se tu dil mein aayaa
sajnaa
sajnaa
sajnaa
baat karen ankhiyon se ankhiyaan
teri meri teri meri
teri meri teri meri
aayaa
jab se tu dil mein aayaa
sajnaa
sajnaa
sajnaa
baat karen ankhiyon se ankhiyaan
teri meri teri meri
teri meri teri meri
aayaa
jab se tu dil mein aayaa
sajnaa
sajnaa
sajnaa

meethhe meethhe geet yeh
jharne sunaate hain
parvat baanhon mein
apni bulaate hain
meethhe meethhe geet yeh
jharne sunaate hain
parvat baanhon mein
apni bulaate hain
mil ke chalein hum wahaan
chal ke wahaan baadal ko chhoo lein
choraa chori choraa chori
choraa chori choraa chori
aayaa
jab se tu dil mein aayaa
sajnaa
sajnaa
sajnaa

pyaar ki kahaani mein
jitnaa suroor hai
nashewaali cheez mein
milnaa huzoor hai
pyaar ki kahaani mein
jitnaa suroor hai
nashewaali cheez mein
milnaa huzoor hai
jeevan nashaa hi nashaa
masti bhare jeevan se khelo
lukkachhippi lukkachhippi
lukkachhippi lukkachhippi
aayaa
jab se tu dil mein aayaa
sajnaa
sajnaa
sajnaa

kaliyon ka melaa hai
phoolon ki baaraat hai
aasmaan ke haath mein
dharti kaa haath hai
kaliyon ka melaa hai
phoolon ki baaraat hai
aasmaan ke haath mein
dharti kaa haath hai
bajti hain shehnaaiyaan
kab mere angnaa laayegaa sajnaa
dolaa doli dolaa doli
dolaa doli dolaa doli
aayaa
jab se tu dil mein aayaa
sajnaa
sajnaa
sajnaa
baat karen ankhiyon se ankhiyaan
teri meri teri meri
teri meri teri meri

15 Responses to "Aaya jabse tu dil mein"

Nice Post Prakash ji !!
Congratulations on your first post and expect that you will continue to share more in future.

Our best wishes to S.Janaki ji on her birthday today !!

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I am from the South, but lived in the North for more than 35 years. Though we might study Hindi in the South, it is of the Dakshin Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha variety- absolutely artificial, pedantic, even if considered grammatical. The Hindi actually spoken in the North in various dialects is more diversified, natural and flowing. it is more idiomatic than grammatical, hence more lively, intense and much deeper and more refined, and subtle.

I have followed the songs sung by almost all of our filmi artistes in all South Indian languages, besides Bengali, Hindi and other languages. Tamilians cannot pronounce Hindi properly- this is not prejudice, but a fact. Carnatic classical singers sing in many languages, but when they sing a Mira bhajan or say, Hanuman Chalisa or other Tulsidas or Kabir song , listen to it and compare it with how our Hindustani pundits or ustads sing the same- you will then notice the difference. I don’t want to specify names.

Unfortunately, after the mid 60s when the Dravidian parties started employing almost wholly non -Sanskritised Tamil in the school system, most students learning in Tamil Nadu schools cannot pronounce many mixed words properly. Their pronunciation of even many Tamil words is jarring to trained ( or old) ears. This applies even to many junior classical singers today.

We are told that even Lata’s pronunciation of Urduised Hindi was suspect in the beginning and a master like Naushad had to make efforts to train her. So where then is the question of a Susheela or Leela or Janaki or others from the South being able to render Hindi songs fluently? It is not impossible, but requires careful training, nurturing and application for which they may not find time.

Now Lata tried to render some songs in Tamil when the film was dubbed into Tamil ( eg. Uran Khatola, Vaana Ratham in Tamil. Her voice is as sweet as ever, but pronunciation? Better judge yourself. We are told that the Tamil lyricist – an outstanding one – Kambadasan ( care: NOT the more popular Kannadasan) had to take extra care to use words which Lata could pronounce easily! Earlier, Lata’s songs in Aah were rendered by Jikki in Tamil, in the same original tunes of S-J, but equally sweetly. And A.M Rajah was as good in Tamil as Mukesh in Hindi.

Coming nearer, Yesudas is a master musician and his Hindi songs are all very good from the musical point of view but the Hindi pronunciation? Can he ever stand comparison with a Talat or Rafi or Mukesh?

Let me not be misunderstood. I studied Hindi in Tamil Nadu schools for 5 years (it was a compulsory subject for me in SSLC) in the 50s but I could understand and learn the correct pronunciation only when I went to Delhi in the early 60s and moved with Hindi-tongued friends. I suppose the same applies to all languages. I respect all artistes . I believe each one is unique and should not be compared with others. But when it comes to non-Hindi speaking people singing Hindi songs, there are problems. We are told Ravi had to help out even Hemant Kumar in the area of Hindi pronunciation.

On Wed, Apr 23, 2014 at 9:26 PM, atul’s bollywood song a day- with full

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Thank you Nanjappa ji, for your detailed article.That is so informative.

Prakash

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Atul ji

Thank you very, very much for posting this song today.

Regards & Love
Prakash

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Welcome PCji
To the cc — contributors club

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Prakashji,
To ab aakhir mein aapne hum sabki arzi sun li. Bas ab yahin binati hai ki is prakash ki roshni is blog par banaaye rakhnaji. Main sochti thi ki aapne jo itni der lagaa di pehle post likhne mein to sazaa to milegi na….
How about prakashpostaday@atulsongaday…….. 🙂 🙂 🙂
S. Janaki ki jaankaari bataane ke liye bahut dhanyawaad.

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Pratighaat is by Ravindra Jain.

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bluefire ji

Thanks for the correction and that is a mistake on my part, Sorry for that mistake.
Atul ji
Please make a small correction->
S.Janaki sung a duet song with S.P.Balasubramaniam in 1987 Pratighaat(“tere sar pe mere”)
(a remake of Telugu movie directed by N.chandra and Produced by Ramoji Rao)for which music and lyrics provided by RAVINDRA JAIN(and not by Laxmi pyare, as wrongly written by me.)

For more details regarding S.Janaki ji
http://www.sjanaki.net/s-janaki-hindi-songs
(at this site You can listen excerpts of O.P.Nayyar`s Radio interview regarding S.Janaki singing capablities and other important things about her and also a superb rare hindi version(must be from unreleased hindi movie) of famous kannada movie(Gandhinagara) song “Nee Mudidaa mallige hoovina maale”

“Mere dil ki dhadkan mein hai tu hi tu,
palkon ki chilman mein hai tu hi tu,til bhi tu hi hai mere gaal ka”(Lyrics by singer Late P.B.Srinivaas)

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Thanks PC for the investigative report on S Janaki. Lot of time and effort have gone in the process. That shows your love for her. You are here fanatic fan and I appreciate it/her. Your article was a revelation to me. I was nor aware that she has sung so many songs. Can we say for a S-Indian she has sung the max. No. of songs. Please confirm.
However you have missed out on her song(s) in Meri Behen-1961 MD: Dhaniram

Though I agree with Nanjappaji lets put it this way. The MDs opted for her inspite of them knowing her limitations. So it is not her fault.
Hema still cannot speak correctly. Though Rekha and Vy-mala have mastered their Hindi. That shows their dedication.

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Thank you Avinash ji, Nitin ji, Khyati ji,Peevesie’s Mom ji for your encouraging words.

And Nitin ji I don`t know much about the subject of Maximum number of songs sung by S.Janaki, Whenever I get hold of something about that subject, I will let you know,

and Nitin ji
Thanks for updating me about the movie,Meri Behen(1961)in which S.Janaki sang the song.

Regards
Prakash

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Atul ji
Another small correction-:Izzat Aabroo(1990)(music by Ajay Swami and in which S.Janaki gave playback)
is not a dubbed movie(as mentioned by me), primarily,it must be a “C” grade Hindi movie later on to dubbed in other languages because of Silk Smita`s presence.

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I thought(If my memory serves me right, I read in the magazines during those years) S.Janaki won National award for the best playback for this song from hindi movie Naache mayuri(1986),
(“Pag paadam sangeet geet sargam, pag paadam,sur taal ka hai sangam”
but I didn`t got enough online proof for this subject
Video link for the song

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Further,Humse hai muqabala(Music A.R.Rehman) was also a dubbed version of Tamil movie “Kaadalan”
and
Somewhere I have read that:
S.Janaki`s duet song with Mohammed Aziz, for
(Vinod Khanna,Meenakshi Sheshadri starring “Mahaadeva”
(“aaj babuaa bhaye kotwaal, ab dar kaahe kaa”)was composed by A.R.Rehman, then one of the assistant music director of famous Maestro Ilaiyyaraja, the music director of the movie “Mahaadev(1987)”

and
1961 released Meri Behen(music:Dhaniram) was also must be a dubbed movie starring Tamil hero M.G.Ramachandran,Padmini

and
Dil ka saathi dil(1982)must be a bilingual starring Kamal Hassan, Zarina Wahab for which music director is Salil Chowdhury

and
“Do Dil deewane(1982)starring Kamal Hassan, Rati Agnihotri
(music by Illaiyaraja)must be also a bilingual or dubbed ?

and
Shiva(1990)(music by Illaiyaraja)
(starring Nagarjuna,Amala,Chakravarthy) is a dubbed or bilingual movie(original Telugu hit by Ram Gopal varma)

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Prakash ji,

I am very sorry for having missed your FIRST ever post on this Blogspot.
First of all,my heartiest congratulations to you and I do hope you will continue writing here.
Let me tell you,you seem to have a flair for details and your flow also is natural and with the point in discussion. These are advantages.
You know,how I was keen to make you write an article. Someone else seems to have succeeded in convincing you. Anyway,the important thing is that you have done it.
Kasturi mrig never knows about the Kasturi it carries……

-AD

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