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Dum Taara, Ik Dum Taara, Do Dum Taare, Ik Dum Taara

Posted on: December 9, 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.

Songs to Tickle Your Memory – 10
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The year would have been 1966 or 1967. Yash Chopra’s now iconic film ‘Aadmi Aur Insaan’ was on the drawing boards. Yash ji approached a very up and coming actress of singular beauty with an offer for the lead female role. And the young lady, all of maybe 22 or 23 years old, declined; with reason that she was quitting films. The role then was taken up by Saira Banu. The film, with some delays, got released in 1969, and went on to be a successful box office earner in its own right. The lady who declined the role, appeared in the same year in another blockbuster of a movie that actually catapulted her, and her leading man in that film, to heights of stardom.

In that decade of 1960s and early 1970s, this lady turned down offers from LV Prasad (of Prasad Productions) for ‘Khilona’ (1968, role going to Mumtaz), Dev and Vijay Anand for ‘Tere Mere Sapne’ (1971, role going to Mumtaz again) and Manoj Kumar for ‘Roti Kapda aur Makaan’ (1974, role going to Zeenat Aman). Every time , her plea was that she was quitting films. It can be understood, since she got married in 1969, to the then captain of the Indian cricket team, going into a traditional Muslim family. But as history unfolded itself, she continued to work in films and be associated with the industry in more than one ways. She last appeared on the silver screen in 2010 in ‘Break Ke Baad’. And now two of her children, a son and a daughter (and of course, a charming daughter in law) are very much in the thick of their careers in the industry.

And it all started, back in 1958, with Satyajit Ray and his milestone film ‘Apur Sansar’, and a fourteen year old girl named Sharmila Tagore.

Greetings to the charismatic and enchanting Sharmila ji, on her 70th birthday (8th Dec.)

My own first introduction to the captivating eyes and sharp loveliness, was once again on Doordarshan. As a small child, the lure of watching TV used to take me around the neighborhood, and I would sit and watch anything that was being telecast. On one such day, I happened to see a Bangla film. I had missed the credits, and so I did not know what the film was. I just watched it. In later years, some images of the reel story stuck in the mind, and would occasionally replay. Many years later, I discovered Satyajit Ray, and then started seeing and collecting his movies. And to my joyful surprise, I connected with that quaint understatement of cinematic beauty, when I came across his film ‘Devi’ (1960). The memories of that viewing on the TV in a neighbor’s home rushed back on to the screen of the mind. Slowly the entire film replayed itself in the mind along with the film playing in front of the eyes.

It was the eyes. Eyes that are full of things to say, but the gaze tells you that the play is in pause mode, and it is as if one can sit and watch these eyes for a long time, and the sedate, relaxed beauty of that gaze will simply look at you, as if the time is immaterial, and could well be standing still. It is that soulful, pensive gaze, that wordlessly arrests the heart, and the mind seeking for epithets and adjectives will simply think of ’Anupama’ (1966), or the sullied, yet unsullied beauty of ‘Satyakaam’ (1969), the same lovely gaze, now with a loving smile. The strings of mind will play “Kuchh Dil Ne Kahaa. . . Kuchh Bhi Nahin”. Or will chide you smilingly with Abhi Kya Sunoge, Sunaa To Hansoge, Ke Hai Geet Adhuraa, Fasaana Adhura.

And then one sees the changing colors of the eyes, and the same gaze, seeking something this time, and word that play are “Kitni Akeli, Kitni Tanhaa Si Lagi Tumse Mil Ke Main Aaj” (‘Talaash’, 1969).

Those are the best encounters that the mind carries always, associated with this name that suggests a shy and a bashful personality. These, and of course the roles played under the direction of the genius Satyajit Ray – powerful understatements of tragic consequences – ‘Apur Sansaar’ (1959), ‘Devi’ (1960), ‘Naayak’ (1966), the story of days and nights in the forest ‘Aranyer Dinraatri’ (1970) and ‘Seemabaddh’ (1971). It is the gaze that just penetrates inside, and says a lots of things without even uttering a word. It feels as if longer you can hold the gaze, more stories will continue to unfold. And yet, not a word need be said.

The decades of 1970s was a well paced, well thought out selection of films that allowed her to spend time with one, two and then three children that joined the family. Glistening and memorable performances dot her sojourn through these years – Pushpa of ‘Amar Prem’ (1972), Sonia of ‘Daag’ (1973), first Chanda and then Kajli of ‘Mauzam’ (1975), the ticklish naughty Sulekha of ‘Chupke Chupke’ (1975), Rekha of ‘Amaanush’, and then on to ‘Dooriyaan’ (1979) and ‘Namkeen’ (1980). No, I did not miss ‘Aavishkaar’ (1974) – for that is a special mention, one of my favorite films. Maansi, the troubled wife who waits the nights in the traditional way, trying to find the same old love that was once the fire of the relationship. I remember a scene – Amar (Rajesh Khanna) and Maansi are having an argument, a very heated one. Amar walks off, sits down and puts a cigarette to his lips, and is just going to light it. Maansi follows in anger, and viciously whacks it out of his lips. Trying to contain his own rage, Amar puts another cigarette to his lips. Maansi whacks it out before he can light it. With elaborated patience controlling the fury, Amar puts another cigarette to his lips. The instantaneous reaction is the same as before – Maansi whacks it out again. Incensed and maddened, Amar reacts and there is a violent physical exchange. I can still see Maansi in my mind, almost trembling with the fury, the fury of being ignored, standing next to Amar, waiting for him to put on the next cigarette to his lips. As deliberated lingering are Amar’s movements in this scene, Maansi’s reactions are faster than whiplash. Quite an antithesis of the timid and forlorn Uma of ‘Anupama’ (1966).

For the occasion today, I present this rollicking memory, back from the 1960s. The film is ‘Milan Ki Raat’ (1967). The song is pure vintage Laxmikant Pyaarelaal, pure vintage Asha Bhosle and pure vintage Anand Bakshi. And vintage on screen performance by Sharmila ji. She was then, what, 23 years of age, and still a good two years away from celebrated marriage to Nawab MAK Pataudi. What a song this one is – a true tickler of the memory from the radio listening days. As I searched for it and found the video, that was the icing on the cake.

The film is produced under the banner of Musical Movies and is directed by R Bhattacharya. The list of actors includes Sanjay, Sharmila Tagore, Helen, Johnny Walker, Chand Usmani, Sulochana, Shyama, Abhi Bhattacharya and more. The main accompanying dancers with Sharmila ji are Lakshmi Chhaaya and Jeevankala.

Once again, greetings for good health, and pristine presence, and many more happy returns of this day.

Listen and enjoy.

Song-Dum Taara, Ik Dum Taara(Milan Ki Raat)(1967) Singer-Asha Bhosle, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Lakshmikant Pyaarelal

Lyrics
(Asha Bhosle, Chorus)

dum taara
ik dum taara
do dum taare
ik dum taara
dum taara
ik dum taara
do dum taare
ik dum taara

raat mere
sapne mein
aaya ik awaara
raat mere
sapne mein
aaya ik awaara
main mar gayi
dum taara
ik dum taara
do dum taare
ik dum taara
dum taara
ik dum taara
do dum taare
ik dum taara

dhadak gayaa
bhadak gayaa
dil ban ke angaara
main mar gayi
dum taara
ik dum taara
do dum taare
ik dum taara

dum taara
ik dum taara
do dum taare
ik dum taara

apne hi khyaalon mein
main khoi hui thi
apne hi khyaalon mein
main khoi hui thi
tum hi kehna koi bhool
kya mujhse hui thi
chupke se
aangan mein
soi hui thi. . . .
ho. . oo. . oo. . oo. . oo. .
looti neend
tooti neend
usne kankar maara
main mar gayi
dum taara
ik dum taara
do dum taare
ik dum taara

dum taara
ek dum taara
doi dum taare
ek dum taara

aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa

ha haa
aa haa haa haa haa
hmm mmm mmm
aaa aaa aaa
hmm mmm mmm
aaa aaa aaa

sheeshe se bhi naazuk tha
jo dil tod gayaa wo
sheeshe se bhi naazuk tha
jo dil tod gayaa wo
jo na toda jaaye wo
naata jod gayaa wo
kuchh aisi
haalat mein
chhod gayaa wo. . .
ho. . oo. . oo. . oo. . oo. .
sulag diya
chhod ke
jaaye jo banjaara
main mar gayi
dum taara
ik dum taara
do dum taare
ik dum taara

dum taara
ik dum taara
do dum taare
ik dum taara

hmm mmm mmm
hmm . . .
. . . mmm . . .
. . . . . . mmm

main aise madhosh hui
kho gayi prem kahaani mein
main aise madhosh hui
kho gayi prem kahaani mein
saajan usko maan liya
ho gayi bhool jawaani mein
ye saari
baat hui
nadaani mein
ho. . oo. . oo. . oo. . oo. .
jaan ka jo
dushman tha
jaan se ho gayaa pyaara
main mar gayi
. . . . .
. . . . .
. . . . .
. . . . .
dum taara
ik dum taara
do dum taare
ik dum taara

raat mere
sapne mein
aaya ik awaara
main mar gayi
dum taara
ik dum taara
do dum taare
ik dum taara
dum taara
ik dum taara
do dum taare
ik dum taara
dum taara
ik dum taara
do dum taare
ik dum taara
dum taara
ik dum taara
do dum taare

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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दुम तारा
इक दुम तारा
दो दुम तारे
इक दुम तारा
दुम तारा
इक दुम तारा
दो दुम तारे
इक दुम तारा

रात मेरे
सपने में
आया की आवारा
रात मेरे
सपने में
आया की आवारा
मैं मर गयी
दुम तारा
इक दुम तारा
दो दुम तारे
इक दुम तारा
दुम तारा
इक दुम तारा
दो दुम तारे
इक दुम तारा

धडक गया
भड़क गया
दिल बन के अंगारा
मैं मर गयी
दुम तारा
इक दुम तारा
दो दुम तारे
इक दुम तारा

दुम तारा
इक दुम तारा
दो दुम तारे
इक दुम तारा

अपने ही ख़यालों में
मैं खोई हुई थी
तुम ही कहना कोई भूल
क्या मुझसे हुई थी
चुपके से
आँगन में
सोई हुई थी
हो॰ ॰ ओ॰ ॰ ओ॰ ॰ ओ॰ ॰ ओ॰ ॰
लूटी नींद
टूटी नींद
उसने कंकर मारा
मैं मर गयी
दुम तारा
एक दुम तारा
दोइ दुम तारे
एक दुम तारा

दुम तारा
इक दुम तारा
दो दुम तारे
इक दुम तारा

आ आ आ
आ आ आ
आ आ आ
आ आ आ

हा आ
आ हा हा हा हा
हम्मम म्मम म्मम
आ आ आ
हम्मम म्मम म्मम
आ आ आ

शीशे से भी नाज़ुक था
जो दिल तोड़ गया वो
शीशे से भी नाज़ुक था
जो दिल तोड़ गया वो
जो ना तोड़ा जाये वो
नाता जोड़ गया वो
हो॰ ॰ ओ॰ ॰ ओ॰ ॰ ओ॰ ॰ ओ॰ ॰
सुलग दिया
छोड़ के
जाये जो बंजारा
मैं मर गयी
दुम तारा
इक दुम तारा
दो दुम तारे
इक दुम तारा

दुम तारा
इक दुम तारा
दो दुम तारे
इक दुम तारा

हम्मम म्मम म्मम
हम्मम ॰ ॰ ॰
॰ ॰ ॰ म्मम ॰ ॰ ॰
॰ ॰ ॰ ॰ ॰ ॰ म्मम ॰ ॰ ॰

मैं ऐसी मदहोश हुई
खो गयी प्रेम कहानी में
मैं ऐसी मदहोश हुई
खो गयी प्रेम कहानी में
साजन उसको मान लिया
हो गयी भूल जवानी में
ये सारी
बात हुई
नादानी में
हो॰ ॰ ओ॰ ॰ ओ॰ ॰ ओ॰ ॰ ओ॰ ॰
जान का जो
दुश्मन था
जान से बन गया प्यारा
मैं मर गयी
॰ ॰ ॰ ॰ ॰ ॰
॰ ॰ ॰ ॰ ॰ ॰
॰ ॰ ॰ ॰ ॰ ॰
॰ ॰ ॰ ॰ ॰ ॰
दुम तारा
इक दुम तारा
दो दुम तारे
इक दुम तारा

रात मेरे
सपने में
आया की आवारा
मैं मर गयी
दुम तारा
इक दुम तारा
दो दुम तारे
इक दुम तारा
दुम तारा
इक दुम तारा
दो दुम तारे
इक दुम तारा
दुम तारा
इक दुम तारा
दो दुम तारे
इक दुम तारा
दुम तारा
इक दुम तारा
दो दुम तारे
इक दुम तारा

3 Responses to "Dum Taara, Ik Dum Taara, Do Dum Taare, Ik Dum Taara"

Superb post, Sudhir ji,
Thanks & warm regards,
Avadh Lal

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Thanks Avadh Lal ji,

🙂

Rgds
Sudhir

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Thank you Sudhir ji
for the rare song and informative post.

prakash

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