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Sukh Dukh Ke Donon Paaon Par

Posted on: May 4, 2015


This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular 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.

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The Voice of Mukesh #64
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Ah, coming back to this series after a long gap, a very long gap indeed.  The last episode of this – “Hum Ne Chakkar Kha Kar Dekha”  was posted last year on 23rd June.  And I am returning to it now, after a gap of more than 10 months.  Before I get to the song itself, let me talk about this gap in the proceedings of this series.

This series was initiated in late 2012.  This series came about after an exchange between Atul ji and myself.  The idea is that we would like to bring all songs by Mukesh to this blog.  Atul ji had expressed concern that some of the songs, especially from the 1940s, are not available and are difficult to trace.  And so I took it upon myself to start tracking down the difficult-to-acquire songs.  For the reasons of popularity of this voice, practically all the songs sung by Mukesh are available, somewhere, with someone.  There are some very loyal fans who have the claim that they have all the songs by Mukesh.  Whereas I have found this claim to be not true in most cases, but checking in with multiple such sources, it is possible to get hold of all the Mukesh songs.

As a starting point, the best and the most benevolent such source is Harish ji Raghuvanshi of Surat.  He is the compiler of the Mukesh Geet Kosh.  At one point in time, he had all the songs of Mukesh on cassette.  In my earlier conversations with him, he had shared the news that a fair part of his cassette collection had once got damaged in a water overflow that submerged part of his house.  After that he does not have a complete collection anymore.

After my dialogue with Atul ji, I started to search for the songs from various other sources that I usually depend upon. Surjit Singh ji, Girdharilal Vishwakarma ji, Zafar Bhai, Pradeep Sharma ji, and Bakshish Singh ji are some of the closest friends who have helped me a lot in getting some rare and difficult to get Mukesh songs, and also allowed me to publish them online.  As of now, from the period of 1940s, i.e. from 1944 to 1950, only two songs of Mukesh are not yet on this blog.  The first one is from his very first film ‘Nirdosh’ (1944) – “Tumhin Ne Mujhko Prem Sikhaaya” a duet with Nalini Jaywant.  As per the research available, this song was never released as a gramophone record.  Since the film itself is not available, the chances of getting to listen to this song are not very good.  So far.

The second song is from the 1947 film ‘Laakhon Mein Ek’ – “Aagre Se Odhni Manga De Balma”, a very delightful duet of Mukesh with Shamshad Begum.  I know the question that has popped in your minds already – how come that I know it is a delightful duet.  Well the thing is that I have heard this song.  It is available in the collection of someone who is not yet ready to share it for publishing online.  Unless another 78 rpm record of this song surfaces, we have to wait for that person to allow its posting.  I am working on it.  🙂

The first episode of this series was posted on 6th October, 2012.  Between then and 23rd June 2014, I have posted 62 songs of Mukesh plus one song being contributed by Sadanand ji, from the period of 1944 – 1950, which were not available on our blog.  Some of them were available online, and simply did not find their way here.  But many of them were not available online and I uploaded them from my collection and from the collections of the above named collector friends.  In this process, and with the help of Harmandir ji and Harish ji, we were also able to identify some songs that are originally not listed even in Mukesh Geet Kosh.  As more and more information surfaced after the publication of the Mukesh Geet Kosh, Harish ji and Harmandir ji were able to track down a few more songs.  These additional songs are also now posted on our blog.

So the original target of completing the period from 1944 – 1950, is almost completely done, with the exception of the two songs that I have mentioned above.  Having reached that target, there came a lull, as my focus and attention also got diverted to other similar endeavors.  But coming back to think of the original premise – that we should have all Mukesh songs on the blog, I once again bring my attention to the list of songs in the years 1951 onwards, and make an effort to complete the list progressively.

In the first half of the decade of 1950s, we see a fewer number of songs in this voice.  Reason – Mukesh took upon a fancy for becoming a singing star, and in this period, his attention and energies were diverted to production and acting – ‘Malhaar’ in 1951, ‘Maashooqa’ in 1953 and ‘Anuraag’ in 1956.  In the period of six years from 1951 to 1956, we see barely 60 songs sung by Mukesh, at an average of 10 songs a year.  If we compare this with the previous six years period, we see more than 145 songs in a six year period from 1945 to 1950.  Arguably, this distraction is a significant factor that Mukesh never really got back into the industry as a lead singer in the films, except for Raj Kapoor’s films.  In 1950-51 when he decided focus on film making and acting, his output and popularity were on a steep rise.  To put in perspective, the 145 songs that I mentioned for the period of 1945 to 1950, of these, more than one hundred are from the three year period 1948 – 49 – 50.  The numbers tell a story of a misjudged diversion, and the history of the Hindi film song could have been very different.  Alas, but what is, is.  Destiny is the only one who knows it all, human beings don’t.

So as I started to scan the listed songs against the songs published on the blog, I see that we have already covered the years 1951 – 52 – 53.  Then in 1954 is the first gap that we find.  Now starting to fill up these gaps, this is the first song of the second phase of this series.  The film is ‘Hanuman Janam’.  It is produced by MS Pathak and Durgadas for Rani Productions, Bombay and is directed by Raja Nene.  The cast of actors includes Prem Adeeb, Ranjana, Paro, Miky, Uma Dutt, Kanta Kumari, Raj Adeeb, MS Phatak, Jugnu, Lily Kelkar, Alka, Raj Sehgal, Mohini, Avtar Kishan, Lalit Kapoor, Meera, S Prakash, Meenu, and Chandabai.  The eight songs in this film are written by SP Kalla and the music direction is by Hansraj Behl.  The film makes its debut on the blog today.

Picking up the journey of Mukesh once again, let us listen to this song that is philosophical and inspirational.  The more one listens to this voice, the more one continues to marvel at how it infuses a vibrancy into any song.  This song being no exception.
Listen and Enjoy.


Song – Sukh Dukh Ke Donon Paaon Par (Hanuman Janam) (1954) Singer – Mukesh, Lyrics – SP Kalla, MD – Hansraj Behl

Lyrics

sukh dukh ke
donon paaon par
insaan ye chalta jaata hai
sukh dukh ke donon paaon par
insaan ye chalta jaata hai
mann kaahe ko ghabraata hai
mann kaahe ko ghabraata hai

dukh jeevan ki ek kasauti
dukh jeevan ki ek kasauti
mann ko parkhaa jaata hai
angaaron se tap kar sona
nayi chamak le aata hai
nayi chamak le aata hai
sukh dukh ke donon paaon par
insaan ye chalta jaata hai

andhiaara aanchal mein apne
chhipa ujaala laata hai
dekho din ko jo raaton ka
cheer kaleja aata hai
cheer kaleja aata hai
sukh dukh ke donon paaon par
insaan ye chalta jaata hai

jo dukh se ghabraa kar apna. . . haan
jo dukh se ghabraa kar apna
jeevan deep bujhaata hai
wo kaayar apne hi haathon
apne paap badhaata hai
apne paap badhaata hai
sukh dukh ke donon paaon par
insaan ye chalta jaata hai

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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सुख दुख के
दोनों पाँव पर
इन्सान ये चलता जाता है
सुख दुख के दोनों पाँव पर
इन्सान ये चलता जाता है
मन काहे को घबराता है
मन काहे को घबराता है

दुख जीवन की एक कसौटी
दुख जीवन की एक कसौटी
मन को परखा जाता है
अंगारों से ताप कर सोना
नई चमक ले आता है
नई चमक ले आता है
सुख दुख के दोनों पाँव पर
इन्सान ये चलता जाता है

अँधियारा आँचल में अपने
छिपा उजाला लाता है
देखो दिन को जो रातों का
चीर कलेजा आता है
चीर कलेजा आता है
सुख दुख के दोनों पाँव पर
इन्सान ये चलता जाता है

जो दुख से घबरा कर अपना॰ ॰ ॰हाँ
जो दुख से घबरा कर अपना
जीवन दीप बुझाता है
वो कायर अपने ही हाथों
अपने पाप बढ़ाता है
अपने पाप बढ़ाता है
सुख दुख के दोनों पाँव पर
इन्सान ये चलता जाता है

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2 Responses to "Sukh Dukh Ke Donon Paaon Par"

Sudhir ji,
Words fail me, to express my gratitude to you, Atul ji and all others helping you for this great and rare series on Mukesh.

SP Kalla >>Lanka Dahan-52, Aastik-56, Harihar Bhakti-56, Shyam Ki Jogan-57, Gauri Shankar-58, Naya Kadan-58,

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