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Mero Sainyyaan Gulabiya Ko Phool

Posted on: January 4, 2015


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 – 12
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        phoolon ke rang se
        dil ki kalam se
        tujhko likhi roz paati. . .

A promise that was made in 1970, I am sure, continues to be pursued.  In Aligarh.  As the poet turns a graceful ninety today.  Yes, it is the ninetieth birthday of Gopaldas Saxena, a litterateur par excellence.  A poet that we are more familiar with by his pen name – Neeraj.

Born in 1924 this day, in Etawah, young Gopal had become a well known poet, known for his excellent literary caliber, even as he entered his thirties.  He used to teach in Aligarh, and was a regular attendee of all major Kavi Sammelans (poetry presentation programs) around the country.  And he had a well known byline – ‘Duniya Se Keh Do Ke Aaj Neeraj Gaa Rahaa Hai’ (Let the world be informed that Neeraj is singing his poetry today).  And he had no inclination or thoughts of writing for films.

It was 1960 and he was just 36.  The poetry programs brought him to Bombay.  At a get together at the home of singer Manhar, a young man approached him.  This young man was R Chandra, a new film producer in the industry, who was then getting ready to release his first production venture – ‘Barsaat Ki Raat’.  It turned out that R Chandra was a ex student of Neeraj.  He was preparing for his next film, ‘Nai Umar Ki Nai Fasal’.  Young Gopal’s  journey in filmdom was thus initiated.

The debut film was delayed for some reasons, and reached the cinemas only in 1965.  In the meanwhile, his second film reached the audiences in 1964 – ‘Cha Cha Cha’.  The sounds of  “Subah Na Aayi, Shaam Na Aayi” and “Wo Hum Na The, Wo Tum Na The” brought his words to the lips of the common man.  This film, and then the 1965 release of ‘Nai Umar Ki Nai Fasal’ established is literary trademark in popular poetry for the masses.  1969 brought eminent recognition as he was awarded the Filmfare award for the best lyricist for the song “Kaal Ka Pahiyaa Ghoome Bhaiyaa. . .” from the film ‘Chanda Aur Bijli’.

His rise was phenomenal. But equally enigmatic and puzzling was his fading away from the film industry by the mid 1970s.  It would be many years later that he would reveal his reasons behind this transition.  Two music directors that he worked very closely with, and produced fabulous musical score cards in their company, passed away – Jaikishan in 1971 and then SD Burman in 1975.  With Shanker Jaikishan, he had teamed up for no less than 16 films within the space of the one decade that he was active.  And with SD Burman – the eminently musical successes of “Prem Pujari’  (1970), ‘Gambler’, ‘Sharmeeli’ and ‘Tere Mere Sapne’ (all 1971) and ‘Chhupa Rustom’ (1973).  These two departures turned out to be personal losses for him, instilling in him a depression that eventually took him away from Bombay and back to his roots in Aligarh.  His writings for films became sporadic and rare, as he immersed himself back into is old life as a teacher and a poet.

We salute this wonderful verse maker and honor him today on his ninetieth anniversary.  For the occasion, I have selected this most hummable, and a very popular number from the radio listening days, a song that surely will tickle the fanciful memories of the 60s.  The film is his debut film – ‘Nai Umar Ki Nai Fasal’.  And the music is by the inimitable Roshan.  The singing voices are of Suman Kalyanpur and Meenu Purushottam.  The earthy folk flavor comes close and touches the heart in this wonderful dance song with a touch of Bhojpuri.

Links for both the audio and video clips are included.  The video clip has the proper completion of the song, but is one stanza short.  The audio clip has three stanzas, but it closes quickly, even as the third stanza is in progress.  The video clip also has about an extra minute of film footage, after the completion of the song.

The setting for the song is a group get together of college students.  The group is visiting another town for a cultural festival.  This song appears in one interim evening during that outing.  On screen, the apparent subject of this song is the budding romance of young hearts of Tanuja and Rajeev, the lead pair in the film.  Other colleagues are keeping a watchful and an entertaining company.

Listen to this fabulous sound that was very popular in second half of the 60s.  Relive the memories and enjoy the tickle.

Video

Audio

Song – Mero Sainyyaan Gulabiya Ko Phool (Nai Umar Ki Nai Fasal) (1965) Singers – Suman Kalyanpur, Meenu Puroshottam, Lyrics – Neeraj, MD – Roshan
Sumam Kalyanpur +  Meenu Purushottam


Lyrics

mero sainyyaan gulabiya ko phool
ho mero sainyyaan gulabiya ko phool
hamaaro rang kesariyaa
haan hamaaro rang kesariyaa
mero sainyyaan gulabiya ko phool
hamaaro rang kesariyaa
haan hamaaro rang kesariyaa

koi rangaaye choonar dhaani
kahu ki choli pe chaandi ko paani
koi rangaaye choonar dhaani
kahu ki choli pe chaandi ko paani
aise rang rangey par hum to
rang gayi saari umariyaa ho
hamaaro rang kesariyaa
haan hamaaro rang kesariyaa
mero sainyyaan gulabiya ko phool
hamaaro rang kesariyaa
haan hamaaro rang kesariyaa

koi sajan ki anguri ki mundri
koi balam ki aankhon ki putri
bin maange adhraa ras chaakhe
hum nahin shaam ki baansuriyaa ho
hamaaro rang kesariyaa
haan hamaaro rang kesariyaa

kuho tu itno maan dikhaaye
piya bulaaye to hu naa aaye
kuho tu itno maan dikhaaye
piya bulaaye to hu naa aaye
prem ko laagey baan to tadpe
jal bin jaise machhariyaa ho
hamaaro rang kesariyaa
haan hamaaro rang kesariyaa

mero sainyyaan gulabiya ko phool
ho mero sainyyaan gulabiya ko phool
hamaaro rang kesariyaa
haan hamaaro rang kesariyaa
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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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मेरो सैंया गुलबिया को फूल
हो मेरो सैंया गुलबिया को फूल
हमारो रंग केसरिया
हाँ हमारो रंग केसरिया
मेरो सैंया गुलबिया को फूल
हमारो रंग केसरिया
हाँ हमारो रंग केसरिया

कोई रंगाए चूनर धानी
काहू को चोली पे चांदी को पानी
कोई रंगाए चूनर धानी
काहू को चोली पे चांदी को पानी
ऐसे रंग रंगे पर हम तो
रंग गई सारी उमरिया हो
हमारो रंग केसरिया
हाँ हमारो रंग केसरिया
मेरो सैंया गुलबिया को फूल
हमारो रंग केसरिया
हाँ हमारो रंग केसरिया

कोई साजन की अंगुरी की मुन्दरी
कोई बलम की आँखों की पुतरी
बिन मांगे अधरा रस चाखे
हम नहीं शाम की बांसुरिया हो
हमारो रंग केसरिया
हाँ हमारो रंग केसरिया

कुहो तू इतनो मान दिखाये
पिया बुलाये तो हू ना आए
कुहो तू इतनो मान दिखाये
पिया बुलाये तो हू ना आए
प्रेम को लागे बान तो तड़पे
जल बिन जैसे मछरिया हो
हमारो रंग केसरिया
हाँ हमारो रंग केसरिया

मेरो सैंया गुलबिया को फूल
हो मेरो सैंया गुलबिया को फूल
हमारो रंग केसरिया
हाँ हमारो रंग केसरिया

4 Responses to "Mero Sainyyaan Gulabiya Ko Phool"

Sudhir ji,

Thanks for this unusual series.

This series is a ‘memory recall’ for me. I too had heard most of the songs covered in this series on the radio years back. I am sure this series has the potential to continue for a longer time than your other series.

Gopaldas Saxena ‘Neeraj’ has been one of my favourite poets since my high school days. In the college, our Hindi lecturer, Dr Vinod Godre was a fan of Neeraj. Those days, his songs from ‘Cha Cha Cha’ (1964) and ‘Nai Umar Ki Nai Fasal’ (1965) had become very popular. I remember one day Dr Godre digressed from his subject of lecture for the day and analysed in details the songs ‘kaarvan gujar gaya gubbar dekhte rahe‘ and ‘wo ham na thhe wo tum na thhe’ at the cost of our usual topic.

Many readers of the Blog may remember that the song ‘paise ki pehchaan yahaan’ written by Neeraj for the film ‘Pehchan’ (197O) was picturised on him. The video link of the song below.

By the way, this song is yet to be covered in the Blog.

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Neeraj is my fav lyricist; I have named my son after him. He had inimitable lyrical style of singing his poems in a particular tune. He should be having good knowledge of music as all lyricists must have..
Neeraj>>Tu Hi Meri Zindagi-65, Sati Nari-65, Majhli Didi-67, Duniya-69, Kanyadaan-69, Umang-70, Mera Naam Joker-71, Gambler-71, Kal Aaj Aur Kal-71, Patanga-71, Veer Chhatrasal-71, Yaar Mera-71, Ek Nari Ek Brahmachari-71, Reshma Aur Shera-71, Lal Patthar-72, Parivartan-72, Rivaj-72, Tu Meri Mai Tera-73, Archana-73, Chhupa Rustom-73, Shatranj Ke Mohre-73, Resham Ki Dori-74, Ashiana-74, Gunah-93, Fareb-95, Censor-2001, 71-2007, Chargesheet-2011,

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