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Tera Mera Pyaar Koi Aaj Kal Ki To Baat Nahin

Posted on: October 7, 2015


This article is written by Mahesh Mamadapur, 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.

Mukesh and his Composers – 10
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Wishing Usha Khanna on her 74th birth anniversary, a celebration full of all things good and happy.

For some reason, Usha Khanna never received the recognition and fame that she so rightfully deserves. She is not the first, but definitely is the most successful and talented of a handful of female composers in the Hindi film industry. Born on 7th October 1941, she composed music for her first film at a very young age of 17 with ‘Dil Deke Dekho’ 1959. This was also after more than one year of a sort of apprenticeship and convincing the world that composing was an easy task for her.

Hum Tumse Juda Ho Ke”, “Maanjhi Meri Kismet Ke”, “Madhuban Khushboo Deta Hai”, “Zindagi Pyar Ka Geet Hai”, “Teri Galiyon Mein Na Rakhenge Kadam”, “Chhodo Kal Ki Baatein”, “Dil Ke Tukde Tukde Kar Ke”, “Barkha Rani Zara Jamke Barso”,  “Apne Liye Jiye To Kya Jiye”, “ Tu Is Tarah Se Mere Zindagi Mein Shaamil Hai”,” Bin Phere Hum Tere”, “Jiske Liye Sabko Chhoda”, “Pyar Karte Hain Tumhe Itna”, “Shaayad Meri Shaadi Ka Khayal”, “Ajnabi Kaun Ho Tum”and many many more….

No, we are not taking here about hit songs of various composers. All the above memorable songs and many more were composed by only Usha Khanna. I am fully aware that I have missed several more hit songs in the above paragraph. Such is the legacy that she has bequeathed to us.

I began the post by saying that recognition has eluded Usha ji. There are a few interviews and articles on the net, but no dedicated blogs or articles highlighting her complete works chronologically etc. I am in possession of highly revered and celebrated author Ashok Da. Ranade’s book Hindi Film Song. However strangely there is no article on Usha ji in the ‘Later Composers’ section. The only reference is on page 134 wherein the author says in a general chapter that in 1959, with her debut film ‘Dil Deke Dekho’, Usha Khanna “fluttered” as a music composer. With so many hit songs and a long successful career, I think there should have been a more appropriative word for her debut as well as her career.

She is not only a very good composer, but a well known singer and has written a few lyrics as well. She has sung songs not only for her own music but also for other composers. One can easily notice the influence of the music of OP Nayyar and Laxmikant Pyaarelal in her tunes, but there is no denying of the fact all her songs were her own creations. Almost all the singers during that period have sung many a hit songs for her.

This blog has only 175 odd songs composed by her. The stats page says that there are about 973 songs in total. So the representation is less than 18%. I earnestly request contributors to this blog to add more of her songs with increased frequency.

For today’s discussion, I shall restrict myself to the songs that Mukesh has sung for Usha Khanna. Having already said that it is difficult to get proper classification of Usha ji’s composed songs on the web. However, as usual, my task involved just writing a mail to Shri Harish ji Raghuvanshi, who sent me the complete list, which is illustrated in the table below. I thank him on behalf of myself and all readers for sharing the list.

S.No Song Title Movie (Year) Co-singer(s) Lyricist
1 Chhodo-Kal-Ki-Baatein Hum Hindustani (1960) Prem Dhawan
2 Neeli-Neeli-Ghataa Hum Hindustani (1960) Asha Bhosale K Manohar
3 Raat-Nikhri-Huyi-Zulf Hum Hindustani (1960) K Manohar
4 Gaa-Deewaane-Jhoom-Ke Flat No 9 (1961) Majrooh
5 Meri-Jaan-Na-Zulfen Awara Baadal (1964) Jaan Nisar Aktar
6 Teri-Nigaahon-Pe-Mar Shabnam (1964) Jawed Anwar
7 Gori-Tere-Chalne-Pe-Mera Faisla (1965) Asad Bhopali
8 Main-Hoon-Alladin-Main Main Hoon Alladin (1965) Faruk Kaiser
9 Bolo-Jee-Bolo-Kuchh-Bolo Nishan (1965) Suman Kalyanpur Jawed Anwar
10 Aja Baahon Mein Alibaba & 40 Thieves (1966) Suman Kalyanpur Prem Dhawan and Jawed Anwar
11 Tera Mera Pyar Koi Dada (1966) Usha Khanna Asad Bhopali
12 Do Nain Haye Haye Tere Dada (1966) Usha Khanna Asad Bhopali
13 Ye-Toone-Kyaa-Kahaa Insaaf (1966) Asha Bhosale Aktar Romani
14 Chand-Ko-Kya-Maloom Lal Bangla (1966) Indeewar
15 Aaj-Tumse-Door-Hoke Ek Raat (1967) Anjaan
16 Krishna Agar Tum Raadha Mera Naam Johar (1967) Suman Kalyanpur Asad Bhopali
17 Naaz-Thha-Jispe-Mere Fareb (1968) Asad Bhopali
18 Naaz-Thha-Jispe-Mere Fareb (1968) Usha Khanna Asad Bhopali
19 Hindu Ki Nahin Hai Kisi Hum Ek Hain (1969) Chorus Indeewar
20 Tere-Honthhon-Ko-Teri Deedar (1970) Verma Malik
21 Dekh-Sakte-Nahin Ilzam (1970) Indeewar
22 Dhadkanon-Ke-Saaz-Par Kaun Ho Tum (1970) Raja Mehndi Ali Khan
23 Holi Hai-Holi Aayi Re Sasta Khoon Mehanga Pyar (1970) Asha Bhosale – Chorus Asad Bhopali
24 Jara Humse Milo Humse Sher-e-Watan (1971) Asha Bhosale Asad Bhopali
25 Barkha-Rani-Zara-Jam Sabak (1973) Saawan Kumar
26 Main Dhool Ka Udtha Aparadhi (1974) Hasrat Jaipuri

Mukesh has sung a total of 26 songs for Usha Khanna and 18 have been posted on the blog. So there will be another 7 songs remaining after this post.

I think it was Naushad Saab who said that all composers including himself were guilty of not using Mukesh’s voice in high pitch. However, a glance at the songs in the table will reveal that the observation may not be applicable for Usha Khanna as she came out with many hit songs for Mukesh on higher notes as well.

My first introduction to Mukesh singing for Usha ji, was the song no 15 from the above list, which I like immensely. I still remember that this was second song on Side A of HMV’s cassette titled “Dard Bhare Geet” of Mukesh. As details are usually given, I knew it was composed by Usha Khanna. I did possess several T-series cassettes also, but these were devoid of any details regarding composer and lyricist etc. As such, I always wondered who was the composer of song nos 4, 5, 6, 7, 14, 20, 25 etc. Just by reading the titles of the songs, readers can associate these romantic numbers sung with all zeal and zest by Mukesh. It’s a welcome irony that my last post featured soulful slow songs of Mukesh sung on lower notes for Roshan and the opposite effect of songs in this post, the common thread being immense popularity of the songs in both the cases.

‘Hum Hindustani’ (1960) was the second film composed by Usha ji.  Not single programme on Independence and Republic Day passes without playing the iconic “Chhodo Kal Ki Baatein”. The song sounds fresh to this day, not only with Mukesh’s voice and the composition of Usha Khanna but also the meaning of the lyrics so well penned by Prem Dhawan. Song no 2 and 13 are evergreen enchanting duets with Asha ji.

Shatrugan Sinha lip-syncing “Barkha Rani Zara Jamke Barso” in ‘Sabak’ (1973) to Poonam, who is his wife in real life, is such a great composition that the heart flutters and jumps in joy even when one is not enjoying in the rains.

Several songs of other composers were released even after Mukesh’s passing away in 1976 till the early eighties. However it’s a very curious case that we do not have any Mukesh songs for Usha Khanna after 1974 itself. One of the reasons may be her successful attempts in introducing new singers.

Today’s duet with Usha Khanna is from the 1966 released film ‘Dada’. There are several movies titled ‘Dada’. Incidentally Usha Khanna herself has composed for two films named ‘Dada’. The one from 1978 has two songs already posted on the blog. This “Dada” released in 1966 and starring Dara Singh, makes its debut on our blog today.

Before I close this post, I once again wish her many happy returns of this day, and pray for a long and healthy life for her.  Her compositions will remain in music lover’s active memory for generations.

Audio

Song – Tera Mera Pyaar Koi Aaj Kal Ki To Baat Nahin (Dada) (1966) Singers – Mukesh, Lyrics – Asad Bhopali, MD – Usha Khanna
Mukesh + Usha Khanna

Lyrics

tera mera pyar koi
aaj kal ki to baat nahin
tera mera saath koi
chaar din ka to saath nahin
hamesha se hai
aur hamesha rahega
hamesha se hai
aur hamesha rahega
tera mera pyar koi
aaj kal ki to baat nahin
tera mera saath koi
chaar din ka to saath nahin
hamesha se hai
aur hamesha rahega
hamesha se hai
aur hamesha rahega

sun ae hasina haathon se mere
daaman chhudaana achha nahin hai
naazuk labon ko daanton ke neeche
aise dabaana achha nahin hai
achha nahin hai
tera mera pyar koi
aaj kal ki to baat nahin
tera mera saath koi
chaar din ka to saath nahin
hamesha se hai
aur hamesha rahega
hamesha se hai
aur hamesha rahega

aakhir pasina maathe pe kyun hai
kyun kaanpte hai palkon ke saaye
chanchal jawaani khamosh kyun hai
kya sochti hai gardan jhukaaye
gardan jhukaaye
tera mera pyar koi
aaj kal ki to baat nahin
tera mera saath koi
chaar din ka to saath nahin
hamesha se hai
aur hamesha rahega
hamesha se hai
aur hamesha rahega

tera mera pyar koi
aaj kal ki to baat nahin
tera mera saath koi
chaar din ka to saath nahin
hamesha se hai
aur hamesha rahega
hamesha se hai
aur hamesha rahega

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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तेरा मेरा प्यार कोई
आज कल की तो बात नहीं
तेरा मेरा साथ कोई
चार दिन का तो साथ नहीं
हमेशा से है
और हमेशा रहेगा
हमेशा से है
और हमेशा रहेगा
तेरा मेरा प्यार कोई
आज कल की तो बात नहीं
तेरा मेरा साथ कोई
चार दिन का तो साथ नहीं
हमेशा से है
और हमेशा रहेगा
हमेशा से है
और हमेशा रहेगा

सुन ए हसीना हाथों से मेरे
दामन छुड़ाना अच्छा नहीं है
नाज़ुक लबों को दांतों के नीचे
ऐसे दबाना अच्छा नहीं है
अच्छा नहीं है
तेरा मेरा प्यार कोई
आज कल की तो बात नहीं
तेरा मेरा साथ कोई
चार दिन का तो साथ नहीं
हमेशा से है
और हमेशा रहेगा
हमेशा से है
और हमेशा रहेगा

आखिर पसीना पे क्यों है
क्यों काँपते हैं पलकों के साये
चंचल जवानी खामोश क्यों है
क्या सोचती है गर्दन झुकाये
गर्दन झुकाये
तेरा मेरा प्यार कोई
आज कल की तो बात नहीं
तेरा मेरा साथ कोई
चार दिन का तो साथ नहीं
हमेशा से है
और हमेशा रहेगा
हमेशा से है
और हमेशा रहेगा

तेरा मेरा प्यार कोई
आज कल की तो बात नहीं
तेरा मेरा साथ कोई
चार दिन का तो साथ नहीं
हमेशा से है
और हमेशा रहेगा
हमेशा से है
और हमेशा रहेगा

4 Responses to "Tera Mera Pyaar Koi Aaj Kal Ki To Baat Nahin"

Happy Birthday kyu ke UK ka birthday hain.
My fav MD. Has a high % of hits.
I always wonder how she(17 year chit of girl) would have rehearsed Rafi already a colossus who was double her age for all the hit songs of Dil Deke Dekho or UK would rather Mujhe Leke Dekho. How I wish I would have witnessed the great nazara.

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Lyrics written by her>>
Kya Dhadak Dhadak Dil Dhadke
Aji Bas Shukriya (1958) >some say Farookh Qaiser to be confirmed
Karishma Dekho Nazara Dekho
Tanhai (1972)

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Mahesh,
Have you ever though of changing your name to Mukesh? Nice to see all the songs at one place. #1, 5, 6, 7, 11, 13, 14 and 15 have been my great favourites.
AK

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Maheshji,

Thanks for the informative post on Ushaji’s b’day. I enjoy your statistical data very much. And yes, thanks for Introducing this movie to the blog.

Atulji, Sudhirji, kindly update your excel sheet of URF of 60s that I had sent you.

Regards
Khyati

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