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Sabze ki durfishaani phoolon kaa shaamiyaana

Posted on: April 9, 2015


This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, 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.

I had never heard of the film BIHARI (1948) until a few days back when I came across a song from the film rendered by Lata Mangeshkar. Not much information about the story/plot of the film is available on the websites except that it belonged to the social genre. The film was produced under the banner of Samaj Chitra and was directed by K D Ketkar and A R Zamindar. The cast included B. Nandrekar, Surekha, H Prakash, Nimbalkar, Faiyyaz Bai, Shabnam, Samson etc. The film had 10 songs written by 4 lyricists – Kashyap (5), Hakeem Ashraf (1), Kumar Sharma (1), Munshi Farog (2) and the remaining one song not being attributed to any lyricist. The music for the songs were composed by Naresh Bhatttacharya and Ramkrishna Shinde.

The song which led me to BIHARI (1948) is ‘sabze ki durfishaani phoolon kaa shaamiyaana’ sung by Lata Mangeshkar, the only song she sung for this film. The lyrics were penned by Munshi Farog, the name I have heard for the first time. The music composition of this song is attributed to Ramkrishna Shinde by the uploader of the audio clip. I have checked on the Shishir Kumar Sharma’s Blog on Ramkrishna Shinde based on his interview with music director’s wife which gives an impression that this song was composed by Ramkrishna Shinde. This may have to be confirmed with HFGK.

As per the interview referred to in the above link, Ramkrishna Shinde composed music for 3 films in the late 40s – ‘Manager’ (1947), ‘Kiski Jeet’ (1948) and ‘Bihari (1948). After a gap of about 7 years, he returned to Hindi films as a music director but with a new name ‘Hemant Kedar’ and composed music ‘Khaufnaak Jungle’ (1955), ‘Police Station’ (1959) and ‘Captain India’ (1960). In addition, he composed songs for 6 unreleased Hindi films. He also composed songs for a couple of Marathi films.

The song under discussion is a unique one. Lata Mangeshkar has rendered this song in a style characteristic of her early phase of playback singing (from late 40s to 50s) I am very fond of her voice and rendition of this period. The lyrics by Munshi Farog is also unique in that he has attempted to present the contrasting moods – the pathos of the character with nature’s beautiful sights and sound around her.

Only the audio clip is available probably spread over both the sides of the 78 RPM record. Without any hint of the story/plot of the film, it is difficult for me even to guess as to whom this song was picturised.

Although audio quality of the song is not good, still this song of Lata Mangeshkar bestowed with good lyrics is awesome and worth listening.

Audio

Song-Sabze ki durfishaani phoolon kaa shaamiyaana(Bihari)(1948) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Munshi Farog, MD-Ramkrishna Shinde

Lyrics

sabze ki durfishaani
phoolon kaa shaamiyaana
kushbhoo ki naujawaani
rangeen nigaarkhaana
dekha to gaa raha hai
apna wahi taraana
apna wahi taraana
dekha to gaa raha hai
bulbul suna raha hai
gul ko rula raha hai
meethhaa saa dard ban kar
pehlu mein aa raha hai
reh reh ke koyi dil mein
charake laga raha hai
meethhaa saa dard ban kar
pehlu mein aa raha hai
reh reh ke koyi dil mein
charake laga raha hai
sabze ki durfishaani
phoolon kaa shaamiyaana
khushbhoo ki naujawaani
rangeen nigaarkhaana

thhandi hawa ka jhonka
jhoola jhula raha hai
phoolon ko de ke lori
daulat luta raha hai
baadal machal machal kar
har sim pe chha raha hai
lekin mera naseeba
mujhko rula raha hai
lekin mera naseeba
mujhko rula raha hai
sabze ki durfishaani
phoolon kaa shaamiyaana
khushbhoo ki naujawaani
rangeen nigaarkhaana
dekha to gaa raha hai
apna wahi taraana
apna wahi taraana
dekha to gaa raha hai
bulbul suna raha hai
gul ko rula raha hai
meetthaa saa dard ban kar
pehlu mein aa raha hai
reh reh ke koyi dil mein
charake laga raha hai
sabze ki durfishaani ee ee

Meaning of some Urdu words used in the lyrics

Sabz = green colour, probably referring to lawns.

Durfishaani = Bright, eloquence.

Shaamiyaana= ceremonial tent.

Nigaarkhaana = Portrait gallery. In a wider sense, the world at large.

Charake= cut. In the context of ‘dil’, it may mean injury to the heart (zakhm-e-dil).

3 Responses to "Sabze ki durfishaani phoolon kaa shaamiyaana"

Sadanandji,
You have hit upon a gem. Until now I was acquinted with the first line in words but hearing for the first time…

Who is Ramkrishna Shinde??? Here you are>>>
Kiski Jeet (1948); Ly: Kumar Sharma
Aao Sajan Kahi Door Chale
Ae Hind Ke Mazdoor
Ek Pardesi Aisa Aaya
Kise Mai Apna Haal Sunau
O Aane Wale Dheere Dheere Aana
Rut Rangeeli Aayi

Manager (1947); Ly: Kumar Sharma
Aao Sajan Kahi Dur Chale
Ae Hind Ke Mazdoor Tu Soto Ko Jaga De
Ek Pardesi Aisa Aaya
Kise Mai Apna Haal Sunaau Kya Karu
Kya Ajab Chaal Hai Teri Yaar Zamana
O Aane Wale Dheere Dheere Aana
Rut Rangeeli Aayi Sajan

Who is this Munshi Farog???

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@ Kamath Sir – many many thanks for this post. I noticed this song almost 8/9 months before. But then not understanding the meanings of these many words that you have given I left it to take it later and after that I forget about it. Instead, at that time, I shared one Amirbai Karnataki song ‘prem ke moti laayi badariya’ from this film to Atul ji on 14.08.2014 and was waiting for it to be posted.
Thanks a lot for the post and launching this film on the blog.

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