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Sabko Maloom Hai Main Sharaabi Nahin

Posted on: October 11, 2015


This article is written by Sudhir, 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.

Missing Films of 1960s – 2
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Good intentions are always the undoing. I am sure you would have also experienced this. मेरे साथ तो ये बहुत होता है. Take the case of this series itself.  The second song is being posted today.  When I initiated this series on 30th September with the song “Nigaahon Se Chhup Kar Kahaan Jaaiyega”, I had all the intentions to post one song at least every other day if not every day.  The available list of songs is all identified.  And see, it is the 11th day now that the second post is coming on.  क्या कहना है good intentions का.

Anyways. Coming to the next film from 1961 that is still to find a place on our blog.  An extremely unheard and obscure film – ‘Room No. 17’, makes its way to the blog today.  As I scanned the Geet Kosh, I find some films that are numbers of rooms. From 1946, we have a film titled ‘Room No. 9’.  Then all quite on this topic for about fifteen years. We come to 1961, and we have a film titled ‘Flat No. 9’. The music of this film is by Usha Khanna, and this film has already been ‘YIPPEEE’ed on the blog. The same year we have this film that is making its debut today – ‘Room No. 17’.  And then from 1980, we have another similar title – ‘Room No. 203’. I have not laid my hands or eyes on any of these films, and so am not able to comment on them.  I request other friends and readers to add more information if available.

As per information available in Geet Kosh, this film is produced under the banner of JD Films, Bombay, and is directed by RD Rajput.  The cast of actors includes Chitra, Daljeet, Radhika, Amar, Majnu, Tuntun, Jagdish Kanwal, Bachan Singh, SN Bali, Bihari, Sundar, Sandow, Ghulam Rasool, Harun, Dilip Shrinath, Gopi, Panchu, Shetty, Gopal, and Kapoor besides others.  The film has six songs listed, penned by four songwriters – Sartaj, Naqsh, Aziz Kashmiri and Anwar Farukhabadi.  Although the Geet Kosh does not specifically identify the songwriter for individual songs, the author of this ghazal is known.  The ‘takhallus’ appears in the last verse as ‘anwar’.

But there is another reason of familiarity and awareness for this ghazal. In the 1980s, this ghazal was made very popular, when the famous singer Pankaj Udhas sang this as part of his album ‘Paimaana’ (released in 1984), a selection of ghazals on maiy, maiykashi, maiykadaah – wine, drinking and tavern.  My familiarity also stems from that awareness. And so I was also pleasantly surprised to see earlier antecedents for it.  So this ghazal actually appeared almost two decades earlier in this film.  On comparing, one finds a variation in the selection of verses.  But decidedly, this is the same ghazal.

Some very remarkable insights are to be found in these verses, as the poet traverses various thoughts, going from drinking of wine, to drinking from the eyes of the beloved, to the stupor of love that flows within, and finally arriving at the transcendence of self, going from ego to the realm of bliss of the true self.  It is truly an amazing set of verses penned by Anwar Sb.  Read on and then listen, and listen again, again and again, to enjoy.

sabko maloom hai main sharaabi nahin, phir bhi koi pilaaye to main kya karoon
The world knows I am not an inebriate sot
But am I to blame
If someone compels me to drink
Am I to blame

sirf ik baar nazron se nazren milen, aur kasam toot jaaye to main kya karoon
Am I to blame
If my vows of abstinence are breached
When just once that glance meets mine
Am I to blame

kisko milti hai nazron se dhalki hui, kaun deta hai aankhon se chhalki hui
Few are so fortunate
That are indulged by such askance glances
Few are so kindly to grant
Such ambrosia decanted from captivating eyes

meri tauba to apni jageh hai magar, be piye wajd aaye to main kya karoon
My vows are steadfast, as they are
But am I to blame
If euphoria descends even without drinking
Am I to blame
[Note: be piye = without drinking
wajd = rapture, ecstasy, euphoria, खुमारी]

tazkirah tha yahaan rang aur noor ka, chhid gaya zikr jannat ka aur hoor ka
Just an allusion here to the colors and splendor
Led to a recital on heavens and the virgins of paradise

mere waa’iz sharaab e haseen main piyun, aur nasha tujhko aaye to main kya karoon
O my learned adviser
Tell me am I to blame
If you are getting tipsy
As I am partaking this delicate nectar of beauty
Am I to blame
[Note:
tazkirah = mention, narration;
waa’iz = learned teacher, adviser]


mujhko maiy-kash samajhte hain sab baadah-kash, kyunki unki tareh ladkhadaata hoon main
All the drinkers in the tavern
Think I am a drinker too
For I too stumble askance
As they do

meri rag rag mein hai aashiqui ka nashaa, jo samajh mein na aaye to main kya karoon
But in my veins
Flow the ecstasy of love
Am I to blame
If you don’t realize it so
Am I to blame
[Notes: baadah-kash, maiy-kash = drinker of wine]

kis ki lat kaisi aadat kahaan ki khataa, bekhudee mein hai anwar khudee ka nashaa
What is this addiction, this habit, this sin
That you keep preaching about
You know not the bliss
Of the ecstasy that lies beyond the self

zindagi ik nashe ke siwaa kuchh nahin, tujhko peena na aaye to main kya karoon
This life is nothing more
Than a jubilant stupor of joy
Am I to blame
If you know not how to drink and enjoy it
Am I to blame
[Notes: lat (लत) = addiction
aadat = habit
khataa = sin, offense, crime
khudee = self conceit, egotism; also = the true blissful self
bekhudee = beyond self, beyond the awareness of ego]
[Notes: bekhudee mein hai anwar khudee ka nashaa – This phrase is the essence of this ghazal.  It is also the essence of the entire sufi philosophy, as well as the pivotal insight from our scriptures.  There is a barrier of self conceit that sits on top of our individual existence, and very subtly controls and influences ALL our actions and words.  Beyond this barrier lies the true self, which is the incarnation of bliss itself. The endeavor is to understand, to conquer and to proceed beyond this barrier and realize the true self.  And that is what the poet finally surmises – bekhudee mein hai anwar khudee ka nashaa.]

 

Song – Sabko Maloom Hai Main Sharaabi Nahin (Room No. 17) (1961) Singer – Ismail Azaad, Lyrics – Anwar Farukhabaadi, MD – Bulo C Rani
Chorus

Lyrics

sabko maloom hai main sharaabi nahin
phir bhi koi pilaaye to main kya karoon
sirf ik baar
sirf ik baar nazron se nazren milen
aur kasam toot jaaye to main kya karoon
sirf ik baar nazron se nazren milen
aur kasam toot jaaye to main kya karoon
sabko maloom hai main sharaabi nahin
phir bhi koi pilaaye to main kya karoon

kisko milti hai nazron se dhalki hui
kaun deta hai aankhon se chhalki hui
meri tauba
meri tauba to apni jageh hai magar
be piye wajd aaye to main kya karoon
meri tauba to apni jageh hai magar
be piye wajd aaye to main kya karoon
sabko maloom hai main sharaabi nahin
phir bhi koi pilaaye to main kya karoon

tazkirah tha yahaan rang aur noor ka
chhid gaya zikr jannat ka aur hoor ka
mere waa’iz
mere waa’iz sharaab e haseen main piyun
aur nasha tujhko aaye to main kya karoon
mere waa’iz sharaab e haseen main piyun
aur nasha tujhko aaye to main kya karoon
sabko maloom hai main sharaabi nahin
phir bhi koi pilaaye to main kya karoon

mujhko maikash samajhte hain sab baadakash
kyunki unki tareh ladkhadaata hoon main
meri rag rag mein
meri rag rag mein hai aashiqui ka nashaa
jo samajh mein na aaye to main kya karoon
meri rag rag mein hai aashiqui ka nashaa
jo samajh mein na aaye to main kya karoon
sabko maloom hai main sharaabi nahin
phir bhi koi pilaaye to main kya karoon

kis ki lat kaisi aadat kahaan ki khataa
bekhudee mein hai anwar khudee ka nashaa
zindagi ik
zindagi ik nashe ke siwaa kuchh nahin
tujhko peena na aaye to main kya karoon
zindagi ik nashe ke siwaa kuchh nahin
tujhko peena na aaye to main kya karoon
sabko maloom hai main sharaabi nahin
phir bhi koi pilaaye to main kya karoon
sirf ik baar nazron se nazren milen
aur kasam toot jaaye to main kya karoon

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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सबको मालूम है मैं शराबी नहीं
फिर भी कोई पिलाये तो मैं क्या करूँ
सिर्फ इक बार
सिर्फ इक बार नज़रों से नज़रें मिलें
और कसम टूट जाये तो मैं क्या करूँ
सिर्फ इक बार नज़रों से नज़रें मिलें
और कसम टूट जाये तो मैं क्या करूँ
सबको मालूम है मैं शराबी नहीं
फिर भी कोई पिलाये तो मैं क्या करूँ

किसको मिलती है नज़रों से ढलकी हुई
कौन देता है आँखों से छलकी हुई
मेरी तौबा
मेरी तौबा तो अपनी जगह है मगर
बे पिये वज्द आए तो मैं क्या करूँ
मेरी तौबा तो अपनी जगह है मगर
बे पिये वज्द आए तो मैं क्या करूँ
सबको मालूम है मैं शराबी नहीं
फिर भी कोई पिलाये तो मैं क्या करूँ

तज़्किरह था यहाँ रंग और नूर का
छिड़ गया ज़िक्र जन्नत का और हूर का
मेरे वाइज़
मेरे वाइज़ शराब ए हसीन मैं पीऊँ
और नशा तुझको आए तो मैं क्या करूँ
मेरे वाइज़ शराब ए हसीन मैं पीऊँ
और नशा तुझको आए तो मैं क्या करूँ
सबको मालूम है मैं शराबी नहीं
फिर भी कोई पिलाये तो मैं क्या करूँ

मुझको मयकश समझते हैं सब बादाकश
क्योंकि उनकी तरह लड़खड़ाता हूँ मैं
मेरी रग रग में
मेरी रग रग मैं है आशिक़ी का नशा
जो समझ में ना आए तो मैं क्या करूँ
मेरी रग रग मैं है आशिक़ी का नशा
जो समझ में ना आए तो मैं क्या करूँ
सबको मालूम है मैं शराबी नहीं
फिर भी कोई पिलाये तो मैं क्या करूँ
सिर्फ इक बार नज़रों से नज़रें मिलें
और कसम टूट जाये तो मैं क्या करूँ

5 Responses to "Sabko Maloom Hai Main Sharaabi Nahin"

Title display of the blog seems to have slightly changed with this post. Am I right ?

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Yes, you are right.

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Waah, khumar aa gaya. Superb rendition

Ismail Azad Party
Dil Hoga To Mil Jaayenge Dildar Hazaro Dil Ke Hai
Bulo C Rani Shevan Rizvi
Madam Zorro (1962)
Chhinte Pade Hai Khoon Ke
Bulo C Rani
Room No. 17 (1961)
Dene Wale Ne De di Zindagi
Bulo C Rani Shewan Rizvi
Jaadu Mahal (1962)

Anwar Farrukhabadi
Jab Dil Me Nahi Hai Khot To Phir Kyo Darta Hai (Superb)
Manna Dey Madan Mohan Bank Manager (1959)
Mera Dilbar Hazaaron Me Ek Hai
Asha Bhosle Madan Mohan Bank Manager (1959)
Milti Hai Ahl e din Ko Raahat Namaz Me
Suman Kalyanpur Bipin Datta Alam Ara Ki Beti (1960)
Jawani Badi Cheez Hai
Ismail Azad Qawwal Bulo C Rani Pedro (1960)
Kya Shaan Hai Tumhari Haji
Ismail Azad Qawwal Bipin Datta Alam Ara Ki Beti (1960)
Bewafa Tune Qayamat Ki Adaa Paayi Hai
Ismail Azad Qawwal Jimmy Miss Chalbaaz (1961)
Ae Chanda Dena Tu Gawahi
Mohammed Rafi, Asha Bhosle Datta Naik Holiday In Bombay (1963)
Aisa To Kabhi Mumkeen Hi Nahi
Mohammed Rafi Sapan Jagmohan Gunah Aur Kanoon (1970)
Jawaab Jiska Nahi
Asha Bhosle, Mohammed Rafi Jatin, Mandheer Dil Hi Dil Mein (1982)

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Thanks for a rare rendition.
May I add to the list perhaps the best-known qawwali of Ismail Azad & Party in HFM?
“Hamein to loot liya mil ke husnwalon ne, gore gore gaalon ne kaale kaale baalon ne”. Film: Al Hilaal, 1958. MD: Bulo C. Rani (who else), lyrics: shewan Rizvi
Regards,
Avadh Lal

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Beautifully explained: bekhudee mein hai anwar khudee ka nashaa

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