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Thandi Thandi Hawaa Mujhe Chhede Yahaan

Posted on: December 20, 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 – 10
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Mall Road, for me, is connected with wonderful sweet memories of my childhood.  As it is, Mall Road is there in many cities, here in India and also outside India.  But in India, and more so in my mind, the mention of this word is almost always connected with Simla.

Simla – the summer retreat of the British, and then later, the principal tourist destination, especially in the summer months.  Mall Road – the most recognizable and the most famous landmark in Simla – a traffic free thoroughfare that is the primary shopping, dining and entertainment locale.  The locale made famous for perpetuity by Dev Anand, as croons the lovely number “Tu Kahaan Ye Bataa, Is Nashili Raat Mein”, as he goes about searching his lady love (Nutan) in the film ‘Tere Ghar Ke Saamne’ (1963).  Nutan has come to Simla on a summer holiday with her family. Not being able to bear the pining and the separation, Dev kick starts his two wheeler, and drives nonstop all the way from Delhi to Simla.  His entry at a hotel on his arrival is one of the most comical scenes I remember. His knees frozen in sitting position from the non stop drive, he walks into the lobby bow-legged. At the front desk, the first thing that he asks for, is not whether a room is available. “koi maalish karne waala hai” (“is a massage person available?”).

Well, apart from that aside, after getting his ‘maalish’ (presumably) he walks out in the early evening hours, with a slight fog swirling in the air. He does not know where to look for her. So he asks a gentleman (short cameo appearance by Kehsav Rana). The reply, “ye mall road hai janaab, chalte jaaiye, poochhte jaaiye, chalte jaaiye, poochhte jaaiye” (“Sir, this is Mall Road, continue walking and continue asking”).  But then, having been in the films for almost two decades, Dev knows the right method – and breaks into a song. And sure enough, the lady love appears at a window within three minutes. 🙂

The characteristic that Keshav Rana points out in his reply is actually very true, and I have had related experiences to that. Two round of the Mall Road back and forth in the late afternoon / early evening, and you are bound to meet everybody who is anybody in the town. I remember, when we used to stay there for the summer holidays, if we needed to meet someone, the simplest thing was to try catching the person early evening hours on the Mall Road. Nine times out of ten, this method worked.

Simla has been a kind of childhood hometown for me. We still have a family house, just one minute off the Mall Road. I have memories of the walks on the Mall Road when I was barely two and a half feet tall. Everything seemed so big from that height. I had to walk up the Ridge to see the Gandhi statue. Later years (when I grew taller), the whole perspective changed, and now I could see the entire length of the Ridge, from the Scandal Point all the way to the Gandhi statue at the Christ Church (on top of the Ridge). My mom recounts my antics from those times.  One evening while the extended family was together for a walk, I threw a fit to get a particular toy that I had seen in a store window. I lay down right there on the Mall Road, screaming on the top of my lungs, much to the embarrassment of the entire family. Another time, my uncle gave me and my sister, full one rupee to spend. In that age, that one rupee was a royal treasure. I remember there used to be a candy store on the Mall Road by the name JB Mangharam. It was a time when that company was very famous from its candies and toffees. So me and my sister made a beeline to that shop, and for one rupee, we were able to purchase, goodness, twenty five different varieties of candies and toffees.  It all must have been more than a kilo. So my sister and I sit down on a bench on Mall Road, and start the candy tasting marathon. Of course we could not finish that much candy between the two of us, and were afraid to carry it back home, for the fear of obvious consequences. But both were feeling sick in the stomach from so much candy, that we had to throw the rest of it in the dustbin.

Aah, so many wonderful memories associated with Mall Road.  The stage shows at Gaitey Theatre, the cinema adjacent to Ridge, Mumick’s roller skating rink at one end of the Ridge, Baljees Baker and other goody shops.  Gosh, what good fun we used to have.  ‘Press’ used to be the magic password everywhere.  My dad, and two of his brothers all worked with newspapers, and Dad’s youngest brother, a correspondent for PTI was stationed in Simla.  And everyone was a friend, whether it was the operator at the telegraph office, or it was the manager of Indian Coffee Hous. Times used to be simpler, people used to be more friendly and accommodating. And us kids had a free entry to anything, anywhere just with the mention of the word ‘Press’.

So many summers of childhood, and the tiny feet walking the Mall Road. No worries in the world, and all the fun and joy. That is the Simla of my early memories.

So when the next picture in the list appeared in front of me, I was carried back in time, and had to write this. Yes, the next film from 1962 that we bring on to the blog today is ‘Mall Road’.  Produced under the banner of Indira Films, Bombay, this is stunt film directed by Viren Dablish. And incidentally, the director is also one of the three songwriters for the film, the other two being Naqsh Layallpuri and Prem Warbartani. This song is penned Viren Dablish.

Music for the seven songs of this film has been composed by Sudarshan. Now, as I checked in the Geet Kosh, I do not find this name appear anywhere else as a music director. I do find the name R Sudarshanam appear for two other films in 1950s – ‘Ladki’ from 1953 and ‘Matwaala’ from 1958. However, I am not sure if R Sudarshanam and Sudarshan are the same person.  I request other knowledgeable readers and friends to please add more information about this less known music director.

The star cast is led by Chandrashekhar and Sangeeta.  Others in the cast are Amrit Rana, Kammo Tripathi, Surya Kumar, Bela Bose, Radheyshyam, Ratna, Saroj, Alok Verma, SR Sharma, Bagla, Srikant Sharma, Nepali, Roshan and some names that catch the eye – Dalda and Munshi ji.

This is a ‘missing the beloved’ song in the voice of Suman Kalyanpur. A delightful melody that brings this film to our blog for the first time.  Listen and enjoy.

Song – Thandi Thandi Hawaa Mujhe Chhede Yahaan (Mall Road) (1962) Singer – Suman Kalyanpur, Lyrics – Viren Dablish, MD – Sudarshan

Lyrics

thandi thandi hawa
mujhe chhede yahaan
dil tujhko pukaare ho saajna

thandi thandi hawa
mujhe chhede yahaan
dil tujhko pukaare ho saajna

muskuraata chaman
jhoomti har kali
phir bhi dil mein hai mere
ajab bekali
muskuraata chaman
jhoomti har kali
phir bhi dil mein hai mere
ajab bekali
jaane waale bataa
kuchh to apna pataa
dil tujhko pukaare ho saajna
thandi thandi hawa
mujhe chhede yahaan
dil tujhko pukaare ho saajna

mere dil ki lagi
aaj badhne lagi
hosh kho kar main apna
behakne lagi
mere dil ki lagi
aaj badhne lagi
hosh kho kar main apna
behakne lagi
dil mera kho gaya
haaye kya ho gaya
dil tujhko pukaare ho saajna
thandi thandi hawa
mujhe chhede yahaan
dil tujhko pukaare ho saajna

tujhe meri kasam
ab to aa jaa sanam
dhoondhe kab tak tujhe
in bahaaron mein hum
tujhe meri kasam
ab to aa jaa sanam
dhoondhe kab tak tujhe
in bahaaron mein hum
main akeli yahaan
mera dhadke jiya
dil tujhko pukaare ho saajna
thandi thandi hawa
mujhe chhede yahaan
dil tujhko pukaare ho saajna
ho. . .oo ho saajna

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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ठंडी ठंडी हवा
मुझे छेड़े यहाँ
दिल तुझको पुकारे हो साजना

ठंडी ठंडी हवा
मुझे छेड़े यहाँ
दिल तुझको पुकारे हो साजना

मुसकुराता चमन
झूमती हर काली
फिर भी दिल में हैं मेरे
अजब बेकली
मुसकुराता चमन
झूमती हर काली
फिर भी दिल में हैं मेरे
अजब बेकली
जाने वाले बता
कुछ तो अपना पता
दिल तुझको पुकारे हो साजना
ठंडी ठंडी हवा
मुझे छेड़े यहाँ
दिल तुझको पुकारे हो साजना

मेरे दिल की लगी
आज बढ्ने लगी
होश खो कर मैं अपना
बहकने लगी
मेरे दिल की लगी
आज बढ्ने लगी
होश खो कर मैं अपना
बहकने लगी
दिल मेरा खो गया
हाय क्या हो गया
दिल तुझको पुकारे हो साजना
ठंडी ठंडी हवा
मुझे छेड़े यहाँ
दिल तुझको पुकारे हो साजना

तुझे मेरी कसम
अब तो आ जा सनम
ढूँढे कब तक तुझे
इन बहारों में हम
मैं अकेली यहाँ
मेरा धड़के जिया
दिल तुझको पुकारे हो साजना
ठंडी ठंडी हवा
मुझे छेड़े यहाँ
दिल तुझको पुकारे हो साजना
हो॰ ॰ ॰ओ हो साजना

 

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4 Responses to "Thandi Thandi Hawaa Mujhe Chhede Yahaan"

I also want to inform you that Mr.R.Sudarshan has composed a very famous song for a Kannada film titled “Bedara Kannappa”. The song was ‘Shivappa Kayo Tande..’

Mall Road ka jikra huwa to mujhe Shyam Sundar ke Dhholak film ka gaana yaad aaya:-
Maal road par chalte chalte ladki dekhi jaayila,
thhummak thhummak chalte chalte us ka gira rumayila
Hamne diya uthhayila, ladki di muskayila
halla gulla gaayila
US TIME AAP BHI VAHIN THE?

Sureeli Suman (to steal from Bharatbhai).
Yep the MD and lyricist never did any work again.

Prem Warbartani> My fav; most of his songs have become famous
Yeh Basti Yeh Log (1960)
Ek Din Ka Badshah (1964)
Haqdaar (1964)
Teen Sardar (1965)
Jadoo (1966)
Teri Talash Mein (1969)
Yahan Wahan (1984)

Khaee Thi Kasam… from Dil Ne Pukara was also a famous song of Prem Warbartani

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