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Nazar kahe aajaa

Posted on: January 12, 2015


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India is a country that has the world’s largest written constitution. In addition, there are lots and lots of laws and rules that cover all areas of our lives. Then there are political parties that take pride in passing new rules and cite that as their achievements.

But not much thought is given to the implementation of these rules, laws etc. Are these rules and laws actually enforced ? And secondly, are new rules and regulations really necessary ? Can the purpose behind them not be served by the existing rules and laws (if properly implemented) ? And moreover, will these rules and laws actually be implemented ?

In India, these rules are often not implemented and even in the rare cases that they are, their implementation leaves a lot to be desired because it takes too much time and the implementation is not upto the mark.

Then there are some rare occasions when rules are followed with zeal and the violator of the rule is taken up in an exemplary manner. But there is no follow up action subsequently and similar zeal is not displayed subsequently.

India had a copyright act, 1914 (based on British Copyright act, 1911). After Independence, Indian Copyright act, 1957 (act number 14 of 1957) was passed in India for this purpose.

It is common knowledge that Indian movies often borrow liberally from various sources, and often without following copyright rules, but there have been few, if any instances when they have been punished under this act.

But there has been one case (and just one case only) where this copyright act was strictly applied and the accused party was given exemplary penalty.

This happened in the same year 1957 when Copyright Act, 1957 came into vogue in India. A movie called “Begunaah” (1957) was released in India on friday, 8 march 1957. Producers of an American movie “Knock on Wood”(1954) filed a case in an Indian court that “Begunaah”(1957) had violated their copyright. The Indian court agreed and the producers of “Begunaah” (1957) were ordered to withdraw the screening of the movie and they were ordered to destroy all the prints of the movie including the master print.

As a result, prints of this movie are no longer available.

One thing that is uniquely Indian in all movies is its music. This movie had six songs in it and their records were also issued. These records survived the axe.

There were a few people who were lucky to have watched this movie before it was subsequently taken off. Mr Arunkumar Deshmukh, our beloved inhouse encyclopaedia is one of them.

Mr Arunkumar Deshmukh had discussed one of these songs and he had given details of the picturisation of these songs in that writeup.

Five songs from this movie have been discussed in the blog in the past. Here is the sixth and final song from the movie. This song is sung by Lata. Shailendra is the lyricist. Music is composed by Shankar Jaikishan.

As mentioned by Mr Arunkumar Deshmukh in his writeup, this particular song is picturised on Helen and others as a club song.

With this song, “Begunaah” (1957) joins the list of movies that have all their songs covered in the blog.

PS-The Copyright Act, 1957 states that movies and music enjoy copyright for fifty years after which they come in public domain. That being the case, all Hindi movies and their music created in 1964 and prior to that are now in public domain. It means that people claiming copyright for music of 1964 and before have no legal ground to stand on. I request our knowledgeable readers with understanding of such legal issues to throw light on this matter.


Singer-Nazar kahe aaja(Begunaah)(1957)Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Shailendra, MD-Shankar Jaikishan
Chorus

Lyrics

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

nazar kahe aaja
jigar mein samaa ja
main kahoon sharmaa ke
tu ja ja ja

paraaye khade hain
wo zid pe ade hain
kahoon to kahoon kaise
tu aa aa aa
nazar kahe aaja
jigar mein samaa ja
main kahoon sharmaa ke
tu ja ja ja

jhoom ke raat kahe
pyaar ki kahaaniyaan
aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa

jhoom ke raat kahe
pyaar ki kahaaniyaan
aan se jaan chali
jaagi ye jawaaniyaan
aa aa aa

aise mein poochho na meri pareshaaniyaan

udti nazar se
dekhoon dildaar ko
aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa

udti nazar se
dekhoon dildaar ko
reh jaaun thhaam ke
dil e beqaraar ko
aa aa

kaise manaaoon rangeele pehredaar ko
nazar kahe aaja
jigar mein samaa ja
main kahoon sharmaa ke
tu ja ja ja
paraaye khade hain
wo zid pe ade hai
kahoon to kahoon kaise
tu aa aa aa

yoon na miley to
sapne mein aaaungi
aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa

yoon na miley to
sapne mein aaungi
teri ye raagini tujhko sunaaoongi
aa aa

o dil ke chor
main bhi dil churaaungi
nazar kahe aaja
jigar mein samaaja
main kahoon sharmaa ke
tu ja ja ja
nazar kahe aaja
jigar mein samaa ja
main kahoon sharmaa ke
tu ja ja ja

2 Responses to "Nazar kahe aajaa"

Congratulations Atul ji on covering all songs of ‘Begunaah – 1957’ and its joining to the ‘list of movies – all songs covered’ 🙂

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Atul ji,
Thanks for posting this song. I think I am hearing this song after ages, as this song was not available freely till it was hosted 2-3 years back. One important point about this song is that Lata Mangeshkar has sung it. Normally she used to decline songs to be filmed as a club song,cabaret song or a song having objectionable lyrics. many times,she is on record for having compelled the lyricist to drop or change a specific word in a song,if she felt it was not civil.
So,this is one of those few ( about 2 or 3 only) songs which are filmed on a club scene.
-AD

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