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Sharaabi sharaabi mera naam ho gaya

Posted on: June 27, 2015


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Today (27 june 2015) is the birth anniversary of R D Burman (27 june 1939-4 january 1994). Today also happens to be a weekend, viz a day when I am theoretically free. So I have resolved to try and post as many R D Burman compositions today as I can. I have a few lyrics and writeup contributions from our contributors and I also expect some more special contribution(s) as the day progresses.

When I look chronologically at the list of R D Burman movies in the blog, I find that the first few movies, viz. “Chhote Nawaab”(1961), “Bhoot Bangla”(1965), “Teesra Kaun”(1965), “Pati Patni”(1966), “Teesri Manzil”(1966) and “Bahaaron Ke Sapne”(1967) already have all their songs covered in the blog.

So the earliest unYIPPEED R D Burman movie in the blog is “Chandan Ka Palna”(1967). The story of the making of this movie makes for an interesting tale which Mr Sadanand Kamath had described while discussing another song from this movie. According to that account, most people involved in the making of this movie were related by marriage. And a few others who were not related thus were close friends and even “special” friends. Here is what Mr Sadanand Kamath had shared in that writeup:

CHANDAN KA PALNA (1967) was produced under the banner of Arzoo Films by Zaibunnisa Usman Ali and Khairunnisa Ismail Memon and was directed by Ismail Memon. Dhamendra and Meena Kumari were in lead roles supported by Mehmood, Mumtaz, Durga Khote, Dhumal, Nazir Hussain, Bipin Gupta, Shabnam, Mukri etc. In a way, the film was the home production of Mehmood. Producers Zaibunnisa Usman Ali was the wife of Mehmood’s younger brother Usman Ali while Khairunnisa Ismail Memon was his younger sister. The director of the film, Ismail Memon was his brother-in-law. Mehmood’s first wife Madhu was the sister of Meena Kumari.

The film was planned at a time when Meena Kumari started living in Mehmood’s bungalow for sometime after her separation from Kamaal Amrohi. Usman Ali, the younger brother of Mehmood who also worked as his secretary and production controller took the opportunity of the availability of Meena Kumari for the lead role. Since Dharmendra used to spent much of his spare time in Mehmood’s bungalow in view of his ‘special’ friendship with Meena Kumari at that time, he agreed to work for the film by adjusting his dates for his other films. [Source : the book Mehmood – A man of Many Moods by Hanif Zaveri, 2005].

The story of the movie, as given in that writeup, is as follows:

Ajit (Dharmendra) and Shobha (Meena Kumari), after their brief courtship, get married. However, after years of marriage, they do not have a child. A medical examination reveals that Shobha would not be able to conceive. Her mother-in-law (Durga Khote) is shattered by this news as she had promised to her late husband that his family’s name would be perpetuated. Knowing her mother-in-law’s craving for a grandchild and humiliation she may have to face on being barren, Shobha decides to end her life so that Ajit could remarry to fulfill his mother’s wish. However, she is saved by a temple priest who gives her alternative options.

Overnight Shobha’s personality changes from a traditional wife to a fun loving woman with liberal outlook, drinking etc which is resented by her mother-in-law. Both of them almost come in to a physical fight at which moment, Ajit expels Shobha from the house. She shifts to her father’s house who is also perplexed by her changed behaviour and scolds her. She even signs the divorce papers without any hesitation. The fact is that Shobha does all these drama just to force Ajit to separate from her and remarry. Ultimately, Ajit is pressurised by her mother to get married to a new bride (Shabnam). Soon the new bride is expecting and the mother-in-law is very happy. However, after delivering a baby boy, the new wife dies. Now the time is ripe for the temple priest to reveal Ajit and his mother about Shobha’s sacrifice to make the family happy. Mother-in-law and Ajit repent and Shobha is welcomed back in the house. She is united with Ajit and his family and takes care of the child as her own.

From this story, one can make out that the roles of Mehmood as a Bengali classical music lover , Mumtaz as his love interest and Dhumal as his competitor in music are introduced mainly to give some respite to the audience from the heavy dose of melodramatic scenes in the movie. Despite the impressive star cast and good music, the film failed to do well at the box office.

Here is the fifth song from “Chandan Ka Palna” (1967) to appear in the blog. The story above mentions that Meena Kumari takes to drinking and she is thrown out of her home. Here is the song where a drunk Meena Kumari is seen singing in a family get together, much to the embarrassment of the family members. It is after this scene that she is thrown out.

The song is sung by Lata (and not Asha Bhonsle) as one would expect for such songs. And she has done a superb job where she actually sounds drunk.

Anand Bakshi is the lyricist. Music is composed by R D Burman. Though this is chronologically the sixth or seventh movie of R D Burman to get released, it was the second movie (after “Chhote Nawaab” )o where he was signed as a music director. It is another matter taht this movie had a delayed finish and therefore delayed release. That being the case, it is seen that Mehmood was instumental in giving R D Burman his first three movies as a music director. What a generous man, and what farsightedness. The HFM lovers need to thank Mehmood profusely for extending unstinted support to R D Burman when he had few backers in the industry.

So here is this song from “Chandan Ka Palna”(1967) on the occasion of R D Burman’s 76th birth anniversary today (27 june 2015).

Audio

Video

Song-Sharaabi sharaabi mera naam ho gaya (Chandan Ka Palna)(1967) Singer-Lata, Lyrics- Anand Bakshi, MD-R D Burman

Lyrics

arre haan
haan re haan
haan re haan
haan re haan
sharaabi
sharaabi ee
mera naam ho gaya
ho sharaabi
sharaabi ee
mera naam ho gaya
mera naam
kaahe ko
badnaam ho gaya
sharaabi
sharaabi ee
mera naam ho gaya

aaa
aa aa
aa aa
shaayaron ne mujhko
kaha jaam-e-sharaab
o shaayaron ne mujhko
kaha jaam-e-sharaab
??bon ne mujhko
likha saaqi janaab
aapne
kis liye
haan
aapne
kisliye
mujhe samjha kharaab
aisa kya
mujhse
koyi kaam ho gaya
mera naam
kaahe ko
ho badnaam ho gaya
sharaabi
sharaabi ee
mera naam ho gaya

aap roz meri nazron se peete rahe
ho
aap roz meri nazron se peete rahe
iss nashe ke sahaare pe jeete rahe
lekin khuda ki kasam
aap bade khudgarz hai
ho maine pi toh mujhpe
yeh ilzaam ho gaya
mera naam
kaahe ko
badnaam ho gaya
hic
sharaabi
sharaabi
mera naam ho gaya

o o o
aapko
dekh ke
yaad aaya mujhe ae
aapne
sheeshe se
kyun banaaya mujhe ae
aapko
dekh ke
yaad aaya mujhe ae
aapne
sheeshe se
kyun banaaya mujhe
pattharon ki zameen
pe giraaya mujhe
toot ke dekhiye
sheesha jaam ho gaya
haay raam
toot ke dekhiye
sheesha jaam ho gaya
mera naam
kaahe ko
badnaam ho gaya
sharaabi
sharaabi
mera naam ho gaya

2 Responses to "Sharaabi sharaabi mera naam ho gaya"

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Mehmood and Pancham had a very special relationship. One could say they were thick as thieves. So it is no wonder that Mehmood entrusted him with the composition responsibility for his initial productions. Pancham also was persuaded by Mehmood to enact a comic role in his “Bhoot Bangla”.
It was only much later that Mehmood also tried others as MDs like Rajesh Roshan in “Kunwara Baap”.
Avadh Lal

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