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Aajkal hamse roothhe huye hain sanam

Posted on: February 23, 2015


This article is written by nahm, 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.

Mohammed Rafi : The incomparable – Song No. 03
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Here is an example of a typical filmy song. It has the correct amount of teasing, mischief and romance with confidence. And nobody, no singer atleast did this with the right balance as Rafi Sahab.

The song is from the film ‘Aamne Saamne” (1968). Another excellent solo and this series is likely to have more solos. Anand Bakshi is the lyricist and Kalyanji Anandji are the composers. I was surprised that this song was still not posted. I had sent the lyrics of some of the songs. Only three songs are posted making this the forth song to appear.

I belong to the generation which grew up listening to songs on Vividh Bharati and All India Radio. And the names of Anand Bakshi and Kalyan ji Anandji are as familiar as the back of my hand. I personally consider Anand Bakshi as one of the best lyricist of hindi film songs for his vocabulary alone. He was the one churning out poetic song and keeping ahead of the likes of Majrooh and Saahir through 70’s . Although by this time with Shailendra gone, with Jaikishan being no more, Rajendra Krishan’s and Hasrat Jaipuri’s output had reduced. There was a gap in song writers field. Anand Bakshi teamed up with Laxmikant Pyarelal, Kalyanji Anand ji as well as R. D.Burman and filled the gap in the changed music scenario. If the general quality of music had deteriorated through 70 till lowest point in the 80’s it was no fault of Anand Bakshi. He was creating great songs all through for the mainstream MD’s. I have somehow felt on hearing many of his songs that they could not have been written better.

During the 70s though Kalyanji Anandji were lower to R.D.B. and L-P in the popularity charts, they maintained their melodic and charming music and steered clear of creating mediocre songs. With Mukesh and Lata Mangeshkar as constants and an occasional Rafi score in between from mid 60’s onwards they created a niche for their kind of music even among the seasoned music directors. ‘Chhalia’ Jab jab Phool Khile’ Saraswati chandra’ ‘Himalaya ki God mein’ etc are the examples of their standard.

Coming back to Rafi Sahab and the song from ‘Aamne Saamne’. Rafi Sahab had a special voice for Shashi Kapoor and sang some great songs for him too, which are too many to recount here, right from ‘Benazir’ to ‘Shaan’. These songs were hardly ever chronicled and got somewhat lost among the more popular, Rafi for Dharmendra, Rafi for Shammi Kapoor , for Jeetendra, for Rajendra Kumar, for Dilip Kumar for Dev Anand songs. I have seen Cassettes like of Rafi on Raj Kumar and Rajesh Khanna also.

This is a typical Shashi Kapoor – Rafi song in some ways and still atypical in many ways. Just listen and enjoy the magic of Rafi sahab’s voice in this song. The effortlessness in singing is matchless.

Audio

Video

Song-Aajkal ham se roothhe huye hain sanam (Aamne Saamne)(1968) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Kalyanji Anandji

Lyrics

Aaj kal ham se roothhe huye hain sanam
aaj kal ham se roothhe huye hain sanam
pyaar mein ho rahe hain sitam pe sitam
lekin khuda ki qasam
honge jis roz ham aamne saamne
honge jis roz ham aamne saamne
saare shikwe giley door ho jaayenge
aaj kal ham se roothhe huye hain sanam

unn ke har naaz ki ham ne ta’areef ki
unn ke har naaz ki ham ne ta’areef ki
shukriya bhi na kehne ki takleef ki
ham ne dekhaa to parde mein wo chhup gaye
ham ne dekhaa to parde mein wo chhup gaye
kya pataa thha wo magroor ho jaayenge
aaj kal ham se roothhe huye hain sanam
aaj kal ham se roothhe huye hain sanam

khoobsoorat hai wo aur ma’asoom hai
khoobsoorat hai wo aur ma’asoom hai
ab ye baaten kahaan unn ko ma’aloom hain
jo fasaane faqat apne honthon pe hain
jo fasaane faqat apne honthon pe hain
har gali mein ye mash-hoor ho jaayenge
aaj kal ham se roothhe huye hain sanam
aaj kal ham se roothhe huye hain sanam

ham ko apni nigaahon pe hai a’itbaar
ham ko apni nigaahon pe hai a’itbaar
ek din unn ko kar denge ham beqaraar
jis tarah ham mohabbat mein majboor hain
jis tarah ham mohabbat mein majboor hain
iss tarah wo bhi majboor ho jaayenge
aaj kal ham se roothhe huye hain sanam
pyaar mein ho rahe hain sitam pe sitam
honge jis roz ham aamne saamne
honge jis roz ham aamne saamne
saare shikwe giley door ho jaayenge
aaj kal ham se roothhe huye hain sanam

2 Responses to "Aajkal hamse roothhe huye hain sanam"

Nahmji,
I do not agree that Anand Bakshi was one of the best. Some of his songs were puerile, mundane and chalu-chila.

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Nitin ji,
Forgive my ignorance,but what is the meaning of ” Chalu-chila”. ?Which language does it come from ?
I am asking because this is something which I came across first time.
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