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Do pal ki hai ye zindagaani

Posted on: June 28, 2014


This article is written by Peevesie’s mom, 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.

Actually when we were racing towards 10000 I had thought that we will be reaching 10000 on June 27th and it will coincide with RD Burman’s birthday. But that was not to be as after all Atul has his responsibilities towards work and family which are a natural first in any one’s life. So we have reached Gaana number 9931. Chalo lets March Onto 10000.

So June 25th was the 89th birth anniversary of Shri Madan Mohan and we had a very hatke from his image kind of song on that occasion. Thank you Sudhirji for giving us that peppy number.

Now for the occasion of the 75th birthday-27th June-of our most loved RD Burman I propose to continue the same mood. That is a peppy, underworld dons and dens and cabarets with villains and Molls mood. For this my task was not very easy.

Out of RD Burman’s 331 released movie scores, 292 were in Hindi, 31 in Bengali, 3 in Telugu, 2 each in Tamil and Oriya, and 1 in Marathi. (A trivia: RD also composed for 5 TV Serials in Hindi and Marathi.)

Now I had just to choose one song which was (1) not already there in Atuldom (2) and had a typical RD sound to it. So simple no? No!! It is not that simple if we also add criteria like it should have been rarely heard. But then I have this cd of Asha Bhonsle songs, which I have been re listening for the last week or so. That helped me in zeroing on this song from Asrani’s directorial debut “Chala Murari Hero Banane-1977”. The song is picturised as a Helen dance number with Ajit playing a smuggler who is being pointed out to Asrani by Helen during the course of the song. Actually this is as part of a movie, in the movie, as Asrani plays a star in this movie—- hint in the title no? (the antaras of this song reminds one of the OP Nayyar style from Yeh Hain Reshmi Zulfon Ka Andhera ; correct me if I am wrong)
Somethings that are common knowledge about R D Burman which we will find any where that his biography is mentioned or in any TV programme is that he was born to the Bollywood composer-singer Sachin Dev Burman and his lyricist wife Meera Dev Burman, in Calcutta (present day Kolkata).

Initially, he was nicknamed Tublu by his maternal grandmother although he later became known by the nickname of Pancham. According to some stories, he was nicknamed as Pancham because, as a child, whenever he cried, it sounded in the fifth note (Pa) of the Indian musical scale. The word Pancham means five (or fifth) in Bengali, his mother’s native language, as well as the language of court of the royal family to which his father belongs. Another theory says that the baby was nicknamed Pancham because he could cry in five different notes. Yet another version is that when the veteran Indian actor Ashok Kumar saw a newborn Rahul uttering the syllable Pa repeatedly, he nicknamed the boy Pancham. (The above is courtesy WIKIPEDIA.)

Some more trivia courtesy WIKIPEDIA- When he was nine years old, RD Burman composed his first song, Aye meri topi palat ke aa, which his father used in the film Funtoosh (1956). The tune of the song Sar jo tera chakraaye was also composed by him as a child; his father included it in the soundtrack of Guru Dutt’s Pyaasa (1957). Some of the notable films in which RD Burman is credited as the music assistant include Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi (1958), Kaagaz Ke Phool (1959), Tere Ghar Ke Samne (1963), Bandini (1963), Guide (1965) and Teen Devian (1965). RD Burman also played mouth organ for his father’s hit composition Hai Apna Dil to Aawara which was featured in the movie Solva Saal .

It is also well known that his first released film as independent music director was Chhote Nawab in 1961. The last movie released with a song by him was “Gang” directed by Mazhar Khan in 2000. This movie had one song by him, but that story on a later date. Aaj ke liye bas itna.

So here is wishing the young man a very happy (though belated by now) birthday.

A small bit of information for us- his fans- is that SONY TV telecasted A special film titled “Puncham – Mujhey Chaltey Jaana Hai” to pay a tribute to Pancham da, on his 75th birth anniversary June 27, 2014, which was also telecast on all their channels. Plus whole of Saturday and Sunday we will be drowned in re telecasts of movies with RDB music. So we are in for a long musical weekend.

Audio

Video

Song-Do pal ki hai ye zindagaani (Chala Muraari Hero Ban’ne)(1977) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Yogesh, MD-R D Burman

Lyrics

La la la la La la la la
Haan haan
do pal ki hai ye zindagaani
har saaz ke taar ki
jab tak chale yeh saans
gaa lo
koi ghazal pyaar ki
do pal ki hai ye zindagaani
har saaz ke taar ki,
jab tak chale yeh saans
gaa lo
koi ghazal pyaar ki

mere yaar
sarkaar
ab to chalne de
ulfat ka jaadoo,
mujhko
aaj toh
nahin dil par hai koi bhi kaaboo
mere yaar
sarkaar
ab to chalne de
ulfat ka jaadoo
mujhko
aaj toh
nahin dil par hai koi bhi kaaboo
raaz ki baat mehfil mein yeh
maine kehdi hai tum se o babu
do pal ki hai ye zindagaani
har saaz ke taar ki
jab tak chale yeh saans
gaa lo
koi ghazal pyaar ki

ae huzoor
hai zaroor
baat aisi ki dhadke mera dil,
zindagi
maut ki
aaj pehchaan karni hai mushkil
ae huzoor
hai zaroor
baat aisi ki dhadke mera dil,
zindagi
maut ki
aaj pehchaan karni hai mushkil
bheed mein koi mehboob hai
koi armaanon ka tere kaatil
do pal ki hai ye zindagaani
har saaz ke taar ki
jab tak chale yeh saans
gaa lo
koi ghazal pyaar ki
do pal ki hai ye zindagaani
har saaz ke taar ki
jab tak chale yeh saans
gaa lo
koi ghazal pyaar ki
koi ghazal pyaar ki
koi ghazal pyaar ki

5 Responses to "Do pal ki hai ye zindagaani"

There were several comments about this song, for RD copying OP, at the time of the release of this movie; but RD explained that he had done it intentionally, as the director (Asrani) wanted to picturised the song as a dance song of late 50s!

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Thank you Peevesie’s mom ji
For the rare song lyrics, Excellent selection of song for the occasion.Sorry for the late comment.

Prakash

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This is actually a slower version of Apna bhi gar is jahan men by Kishore in Fantoosh by SD. Pls. check it out on Youtube:

Thanks,
Naishadh

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I agree sir

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