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Zamaane ki aankhon ne dekha hai yaaron

Posted on: July 31, 2014


This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a 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 we remember Mohd Rafi Saab – the ‘divine and soulful voice’, on his anniversary!!
My tributes to this great great great voice, a gentleman, and a humble human being, as he is known to all- Shri.Mohd Rafi Saab !

While I was working on finding the songs of ‘Pancham-Rafi Jodi’ since last nine/ten months so far and reading various posts/articles on our blog, I read some posts which mention about the so called ‘lean period’ (1971 to 1976 (or 1974?) of Rafi Saab where the quantity of Songs sung by him is said to be decreased.
For anyone of us it is hard to believe that something of this sort was possible!

Now this so called ‘weak period’ of Rafi Saab’s is cited from 1971 to 1976 so far. And it is said that he made a comeback in 1976 with Laila Majnu. (Whereas some people think he had already made a comeback with ‘teri galiyon mein na rakhenge kadam’ for Hawas in 1974)

What was going through my mind was when did it would have been actually started from? – The decline! Or the weak period for Rafi Saab!

Does the decline started with Rafi Saab singing one song for some movies and that too with the Music Directors whom he already had some great work done earlier and with whom he had a longer association so far?

Some songs easily come to my mind e.g. 1971 Haathi Mere Saathi – he got that ‘nafrat ki duniya ko chhodkar’ (which left everybody watching the movie with tears in their eyes) (HMS ranked at the TOP at the BO that year).
Music for Haathi Mere Saathi was by Laxmikant Pyarelal who has been so far given many hit numbers of Rafi Saab.
Then ‘Abhimaan’ in 1973 where Sachin Da composed the music and Rafi Saab had only one duet with Lata in that film.(Abhimaan ranked 18th at BO)

This is just my estimation and we cannot really judge what would be the circumstances then.
Similar thing must have been happened with other Singers also (and some of these types of songs must have been posted on our blog too).

Take this example of ‘Mehboob Ki Mehendi’ in 1971 where Rafi Saab had 03 solos and one duet, while Kishore Kumar the voice in demand had only one solo. (This movie wasranked 24th at the Box Office)
This was the peak time for Kishore Kumar in those years.

What I can conclude is that Rafi Saab was very much there and he also had sung a good number of songs then, only the films he sung with either performed badly or were in non-Rajesh Khanna movie.

May be, but Rafi Saab continued to give us memorable song till he was there. And I have come across some very good songs from this period up to 1980 which I have noted and which I will share in future.

While this was going through my mind, there was this song in the program ‘Rangoli’ on Doordarshan.

‘Zamaane ki aankhon ne dekha hain yaaron’ …

As I go through this meaningful song the lines repeatedly came back to me and symbolically I start to relate this song with Rafi Saab’s going through that phase at that time ….

This is from the 1972 film ‘Ek Baar Muskura Do’.
Songs sung by Kishore Kumar from this movie were very popular and we are aware of them. Now what about other songs from the movie?

The film had total 07 songs, out which Kishore Kumar had four songs – 03 solos and one duet with Asha Bhonsle. Mukesh ji had two songs – both duets with Asha Bhonsle.

Rafi Saab had one song!!

With O.P.Nayyar being the music director and Rafi Saab singing just one song!
How many such songs are there?
Many of them, I think, have already been posted and we shall be discussing the balance in the days to come;

Till then let us enjoy this composition of O.P.Nayyar Saab, where the beautiful verses are penned by S.H.Bihari and soulfully rendered by Rafi Saab.

Incidentally in the film this song transforms the hero Deb Mukerji to a rich and famous ‘kalaakar/sangeetkar (as he is referred to in the film) – Kumar Saab from a ‘mamooli’ aadmi and gaanewaala Dilip.

Atul’s note: This is the eighth and final song from “Ek Baar Muskura Do” (1972) to appear in the blog. With this song, this movie joins the list of movies that have all their songs covered in the blog.

Audio

Video

Song-Zamaane ki aankhon ne dekha hai yaaron (Ek Baar Muskura Do)(1972) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-S H Bihari, MD-O P Nayyar
chorus

Lyrics

Nafrat se jinhe tum dekhte ho
tum maarte ho jinko thokar
kya un pe guzarti hai dekho
ek baar kabhi ghaayal ho kar

zamaane ki aankhon ne dekha hai yaaron
zamaane ki aankhon ne dekha hai yaaron
sadaa apni duniya mein aisa nazaaraa
kabhi unko phoolon se pooja hai sabne
kabhi unko phoolon se pooja hai sabne
kabhi jinko logon ne
patthar se maara
zamaane ki aankhon ne dekha hain yaaron

pise na jahaan tak patthar pe mehendi
kisi bhi tarah rang laati nahin hain
hazaaron jagah thokaren kha na le jab tak
koyee zindagi muskuraati nahin hai
bina khud mare kisko jannat mili hai
bina khud mare kisko jannat mili hai
bina dukh sahe kisne
jeewan sanwaaraa
zamaane ki aankhon ne dekha hai yaaron

bhanwar se jo ghabra ke peechhe hate hain
dubo di hai maujon ne unki hi naiyaa
dubo di hai maujon ne unki hi naiyaa
jo toofaan se takra ke aage badhe hain
jo toofaan se takra ke aage badhe hain
bina koyee maanjhi bina hi khivaiyya
kabhi na kabhi to kahin na kahin par
kabhi na kabhi to kahin na kahin par
hamesha hi unko
milaa hai kinaaraa
zamaane ki aankhon ne dekha hain yaaron

yahaan aadmi ko sabak dosti ka
sikhaate huye jo lahu me nahaaya
maseehaa banaa aur Gaandhi banaa wo
hazaaron dilon mein yahaan ghar banaaya
unhi ki bani hai yahaan yaadgaarein
unhi ki bani hai yahaan yaadgaarein
unhi ka jahaan mein
chamka sitaaraa
zamaane ki aankhon ne dekha hai yaaron

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Devnagari Script Lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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नफरत से जिन्हें तुम देखते हो
तुम मारते हो जिनको ठोकर
क्या उन पे गुज़रती हैं देखो
एक बार कभी घायल हो कर

ज़माने क़ी आँखों ने देखा हैं यारों
ज़माने क़ी आँखों ने देखा हैं यारों
सदा अपनी दुनिया में ऐसा नज़ारा
कभी उनको फूलों से पूजा है सबने
कभी उनको फूलों से पूजा है सबने
कभी जिनको लोगों ने
पत्थर से मारा
ज़माने क़ी आँखों ने देखा हैं यारों

पिसे न जहां तक पत्थर पे मेहँदी
किसी भी तरह रंग लाती नहीं हैं
हज़ारों जगह ठोकरें खा न ले जब
कोई जिंदगी मुस्कुराती नहीं हैं
बिना खुद मरे किसको जन्नत मिली हैं
बिना खुद मरे किसको जन्नत मिली हैं
बिना खुद सहे किसने
जीवन सँवारा
ज़माने क़ी आँखों ने देखा हैं यारों

भंवर से जो घबरा के पीछे हटे हैं
डुबो दी हैं मौजों ने उनकी ही नैय्या
डुबो दी हैं मौजों ने उनकी ही नैय्या
जो तूफ़ान से टकरा के आगे बढे हैं
जो तूफ़ान से टकरा के आगे बढे हैं
बिना कोई मांझी बिना ही खिवैय्या
कभी न कभी तो कहीं न कहीं पर
कभी न कभी तो कहीं न कहीं पर
हमेशा ही उनको
मिला है किनारा
ज़माने क़ी आँखों ने देखा हैं यारों

यहाँ आदमी कों सबक दोस्ती का
सिखाते हुए जो लहू में नहाया
मसीहा बना और गांधी बना वो
हज़ारों दिलों में यहाँ घर बनाया
उन्ही क़ी बनी हैं यहाँ यादगारें
उन्ही क़ी बनी हैं यहाँ यादगारें
उन्ही का जहाँ में
चमका सितारा
ज़माने क़ी आँखों ने देखा हैं यारों

5 Responses to "Zamaane ki aankhon ne dekha hai yaaron"

Avinash Ji,
An interesting topic. Thanks for the write-up and a nice song

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my pleasure Sir !
however, there is a detailed and interesting post on this topic by our Shri.Deshmukh Sir which can be read here;

https://atulsongaday.me/2013/11/17/baaghon-mein-bahaar-hai/

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Avinash ji.
A small factual error in your post. Hope you dont mind me correcting.

Mukesh had no solo in this film. He had 2 duets with Asha ji.
The only solo sung by Mukesh for OPN was the iconic number in Sambandh.
Miss Cococala had another duet again with Asha ji.
So in all Mukesh sang 3 duets and one solo for OPN.

Thanks.

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Thank you Mahesh ji for pointing out the error. It’s my mistake.
Mukesh ji had sung 02 DUETS in this film.

@ Atul ji, kindly correct the 2nd line (in 17 para 🙂 ) as ‘Mukesh ji had two songs – both duets with Asha Bhonsle’ .
Thanks !!!

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Avinash ji, for a change let me congratulate you and Atul ji for a YIPPEEEE! moment :). Ek Baar Mooskura Do (1972) joins the ranks of movies where all songs from the movie have been covered in this blog. Thank you and congratulations Atul ji and Avinash ji :).

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