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Antul habi ke dekho kabhi

Posted on: November 20, 2014


This article is written by Sudhir, 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.

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Songs to Tickle Your Memory – 7
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Listen to this song first, and then search for the familiar. See what you come up with. This song is from a very obscure ‘jaadugar sainyaan’ type film from 1964 titled ‘Magic Carpet’, the name in Hindi is ‘Jaadui Shatranji’. Consider the timing, consider the name of the music director, maybe you will make the connections.

Another lilting melody, much heard in its time, then lost in time, as the film was very, very obscure. The melody, as always, has stayed in the mind all these years, Till another good time a few months ago that I was surprised by my collector friend when he played the song for me. I had only the memory of the melody, and none about the other details. So Zafar Bhai asks me, whether I had heard of songs from the film ‘Magic Carpet’. Totally clueless about the name, no bells ringing in the memory lanes of the mind, I said no. So then listen to this, he says. And played this song. And I – I literally jumped up with surprise and whooping joy – arre ye gaana kahaan se aa gaya. And then yes, it had to be included in this series.

The banner is Unique Pictures, Bombay and the film is directed by Babubhai Mistry. A typical fantasy and stunt film, the cast includes Azaad, Chitra, BM Vyas, and Bhagwan. I am sure there will be more in the film but the available information is quite limited. There are five songs in this film, written by four poets – Shakeel Nomani, Jia Dehalvi, Farooque Kaiser and Arsh Farooque. This song is by Farooque Kaiser. The music director – Ram Prasad. Maybe, if you have heard the song already, you will now recognize the connection. This music director is the father of Pyaarelal (of the Lakshmikant Pyaarelal duo) and Ganesh. Here is a brief bio sketch of Pt. Ram Prasad Sharma, which is adapted with due acknowledgement, from the blog Anmol Fankaar. The detailed article, which is written by our very own dear Arun ji, can be read here.

Pt. Ramprasad Sharma was born in 1900. He belonged to Gorakhpur in United Provinces (which is called Uttar Pradesh today). Seeing his love for music, he was brought to Bharatpur State by the king’s bandmaster. He played trumpet with the royal band. Then he moved to Agra and joined the Military Band. He ended up joining a circus as a band master himself. This new assignment started a touring phase of his life. He toured Delhi, Lahore and Calcutta. On reaching Calcutta, he settled down for some time. He got married to the daughter of a local Post Master. While in Calcutta, he worked as a musician at New Theatres and also for the Columbia Records. By now he was an expert in playing many instruments. He had a substantial knowledge and practice of classical music and knew many Raagas.

In 1938, he moved to Bombay. He worked with many music directors in many studios. Finally, in 1947, he got his first assignment as an independent music director. The film was ‘Nai Baat’. From 1947 to 1950, he gave music in seven films. Of these, ‘Nai Baat’ (1947), ‘Anyaay’ (1949), ‘Baanu’ (also 1949) and ‘Dolti Naiyya’ (1950) were done as an independent music director. He also composed music for three other films, sharing the credits with other music directors. For ‘Shakti’ (1948), his co composer was Azam Beg; for ‘Taqdeerwaale’ (also 1948), he shares credits with Shyam Babu, and for ‘Bedard’ (1949) his fellow music directors were Mohammed Shafi and BN Bali.

After 1950, his name does not appear in any film as a music director, except that in 1964, his name comes up as the music director for ‘Magic Carpet’. He also worked with Children’s Film Society as music director for some of their films.

He was a master of musical notations, and his knowledge of music was so deep that many front line composers like, Kalyan ji, Roshan, Uttamsingh. Hridaynath Mangeshkar etc came to learn from him. Probably, having played as a Band Master helped him. This art was carried further by his another son Ganesh.

Despite his deep knowledge of music, he did not get many assignments as a composer himself. But he continued to work for as a musician and arranger for other music directors like Naushad, K Dutta, C Ramchandra etc. He is remembered by many composers as their teacher.

He passed away on 22nd August, 1995 at Mumbai.

Regarding the connection that I mentioned in the beginning. As you listen to this song, you will find a small piece of interlude music that is identical to a piece of starting music in the song “Hansta Hua Noorani Chehra” from film ‘Parasmani’ (1963), which we all know, is the debut film for Lakshmikant Pyaarelal.

So anyway, this fabulous melody is uploaded today. And Khyati Ben, please note, mera home work start ho gaya hai. ‘Magic Carpet’ is one of the films from 1964 that you have listed in your excel file, i.e. the list of films from 1960s that are still to find their place on the blog. So the home work starts with ‘magic’, and a song of really magical melodious music. Listen and enjoy.

PS: It turns out that the video of this song is also available online.  As can be seen in the video clip, this dance song is performed by Bela Bose and JeevankalaAruna.  There are two gentlemen with beards, watching the performance.  I request other readers and friends to help identify them.  One of them, in the white attire, is Azaad, if my identification is correct.

The link has been sent by Gautam Kumar, a friend and a keen follower of this blog.

[Note: there is a small blip in the recording. It is possible that this recording is from the sound track. The film is available; searching for it.]

Video (Full)

Audio (Full)

Song-Antul Habi Ke Dekho Kabhi Ye Aaye Tere Deewaane (Magic Carpet)(1964) Singers-Usha Mangeshkar, Kamal Barot, Lyrics-Faarooque Kaiser, MD-Ramprasad Sharma
Both

Lyrics

antul habi
ke dekho kabhi
ye aaye tere deewaane
jaam e nazar
jo chhalke agar
tu lut jaayen maikhaane

antul habi
ke dekho kabhi
ye aaye tere deewaane
jaam e nazar
jo chhalke agar
tu lut jaayen maikhaane

hum ne to
diya tha dil
tu ne ganwaa diya
soyi thi
tamannaayen
tu ne jagaa diya
haaye
haaye dilbar
kya kiya
o sitamgar
kya kiya

ke lut gaye mastaane
antul habi
ke dekho kabhi
ye aaye tere deewaane
jaam e nazar
jo chhalke agar
tu lut jaayen maikhaane

tum se kyun mohabbat hai
socha nahin kabhi
apna dil kisi pe yun
aaya nahin kabhi
haaye
dil ki kaliyaan
kya khilin
tum se nazren
kya milin

ke ban gaye afsaane
antul habi
ke dekho kabhi
ye aaye tere deewaane
jaam e nazar
jo chhalke agar
tu lut jaayen maikhaane

roko na nigaahon ko
aisa bhi kya sanam
jaan e mann mohabbat mein
hota hai ye sitam
haaye
dil lagaa kar
dekh lo
aazmaa kar
dekh lo

ke hum nahin begaane
antul habi
ke dekho kabhi
ye aaye tere deewaane
jaam e nazar
jo chhalke agar
tu lut jaayen maikhaane
antul habi
ke dekho kabhi
ye aaye tere deewaane
jaam e nazar
jo chhalke agar
tu lut jaayen maikhaane

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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अंतुल हबी
के देखो कभी
ये आये तेरे दीवाने
जाम ए नज़र
जो छलके अगर
तो लुट जाएँ मयखाने

अंतुल हबी
के देखो कभी
ये आये तेरे दीवाने
जाम ए नज़र
जो छलके अगर
तो लुट जाएँ मयखाने

हमने तो
दिया था दिल
तूने गंवा दिया
सोईं थीं तमन्नाएं
तूने जगा दिया
हाए
हाए दिलबर
क्या किया
ओ सितमगर
क्या किया

के लुट गए मस्ताने
अंतुल हबी
के देखो कभी
ये आये तेरे दीवाने
जाम ए नज़र
जो छलके अगर
तो लुट जाएँ मयखाने

तुमसे क्यों मोहब्बत है
सोचा नहीं कभी
अपना दिल किसी पे यूं
आया नहीं कभी
हाए
दिल की कलियाँ
क्या खिलीं
तुमसे नज़रें
क्या मिलीं

के बन गए अफसाने
अंतुल हबी
के देखो कभी
ये आये तेरे दीवाने
जाम ए नज़र
जो छलके अगर
तो लुट जाएँ मयखाने

रोको ना निगाहों को
ऐसा भी क्या सनम
जान ए मन मोहब्बत में
होता है ये सितम
हाए
दिल लगा कर
देख लो
आज़मा कर
देख लो
के हम नहीं बेगाने
अंतुल हबी
के देखो कभी
ये आये तेरे दीवाने
जाम ए नज़र
जो छलके अगर
तो लुट जाएँ मयखाने
अंतुल हबी
के देखो कभी
ये आये तेरे दीवाने
जाम ए नज़र
जो छलके अगर
तो लुट जाएँ मयखाने

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11 Responses to "Antul habi ke dekho kabhi"

Sudhir ji

Thanks a lot for the rare song & other rare information.

Prakash

Lovely rare song, Sudhir Ji.

Sudhirbhai,
Thank you for introducing “Magic Carpet” to this blog. I am very pleased to know that you have started your homework. 🙂 Saavdhaan…. Magic Carpet pe Alladin ki tarah baith ke ud mat jaana. Don’t mind if you take a ride but make sure it’s not too long. 😀

Query about “Children’s Film Society” –
When I sent Arunji the list of films of 1961 Not yet introduced, he informed me that Chatrapati Shivaji is by CFS and hence songs won’t be available. After finishing my project of listing these films from 1961-70, I was surprised to see that – thirteen movies were produced by this company during this decade of which only five movies has either one or two songs listed. Information about remaining eight movies is not available, at least in HFGK.
Can someone solve this mystery?

Khyati

Ji Teacher ji,

Khyati Ben,

Regarding Children’s Film Society. This is a govt organization, just like the Films Division and Film Archives. This was set up in 1955, with the objective of producing educational and entertainment films for children. This organization continues to be active, and continues to produced films in many Indian languages.

Their website can be reached at http://cfsindia.org/. They have a channel on You Tube, which can be reached at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMeQIE0l2jEa2a1y4p03SAA. On this channel, I was able to re connect with many films that I had seen decades ago – a very fond and a wonderful trip down the memory lane.

Some of these films got included in the Geet Kosh, as they were formally certified by the Censor Board, and hence, were in the lists of films released. Harmandir ji has been using these lists from the Censor Board as the basis for his compilations, and hence we see some of them listed in the Geet Kosh.

Rgds
Sudhir

Thanks Sudhirbhai for the info. What a relief! Ye CFS ne to shaanti chheen li thi meri.
Now I will check the links that you have provided. 🙂
Regards
Khyati

Prakash ji, Satyajit ji,

Thanks for your appreciative comments.

Hi All,

A very fast turnaround. Soon after this post was published, a friend communicated to me the link of the video of this song, posted by Bul Bul. Thank you, Bul Bul bhai, it is a real treat to see this song.

Aisa kitni baar ho jaata hai. Link available bhi ho par milta nahin. Aur koi doosra check kare to ekdum mil jaata hai. 🙂

The dancers are Bela Bose and Jeevan Kala. Of the two bearded gentlemen watching the performance, the one with the white attire is Azaad. Need help to identify the second one in black attire.

Link has been added into the post itself.

Rgds
Sudhir

Sudhir ji
Corrections please……

the other dancer with Bela bose is not JEEVANKALA,
it is dancer (and also dance assistant in many movies of that era)ARUNA/AROONA
(you can see her in Yash chopra movie DAAG(a poem of love-1973)in dance sequences of “Nee main yaar manaanaani, chaahe log boliyaan bole”, with Padma Khanna). I remember her in Paraya dhan Holi song,
and
Bombai ka Babu(1960-dekhne mein bhola hai dance sequence) also.

Regarding another actor is it Dalpat or Maqbool ???(sorry, andhere mein teer maar raha hoon”

Sudhir ji,

The article you quoted in your write up from Anmol Fankaar is written by me. My name also appears as the author-but it is in a faint ink.
This is only for your information.
-A

Arun ji,

I have totally missed this comment earlier. But came upon it today, as I prepare for another song of this film to be published today (03Oct, 2018).

I have updated the post above, citing the authorship of the reference article on Anmol Fankar.

🙂

Rgds
Sudhir

It is never too late.
Thanks.

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