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Khuli Waadiyon Ka Safar Hai

Posted on: February 26, 2016


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.

Mohammed Rafi – ‘अ’  से  ‘ह’ तक  (From ‘अ’ to ‘ह’) – 11
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‘ख’
“खुली वादियों का सफर है”

Yesterday, 24th February, a living legend of Indian cinema turned 88.  From his pen have come such haunting songs as “Kho Diye, Hain Sanam, Teri Talaash Mein, Pichhle Kai Janam” (‘Teri Talaash Mein’, 1968), “Kai Sadiyon Se, Kai Janmon Se” (‘Milaap’, 1972), and such songs of love as “Main To Har Mod Par Us Ko Doonga Sadaa” (‘Chetna’, 1970), “Phir Milengi Kahaan, Aisi Tanhaaiyaan”, (‘Bhaavna’, 1972), “Har Janam Mein Hamaara Milan” (‘Kaagaz Ki Naao’, 1975), and “Tumhe Ho Na Ho, Mujhko To, Itna Yakeen Hai” (‘Gharonda’, 1977). Starting his film career with the film ‘Jaggu’ in 1952, this poet of the off beat continues to be active on both the big and small screens.

Wishing a very happy birth anniversary to Naqsh Lyallpuri, and also wishing him many more healthy and poetical years still to come.

His birth name is Jaswant Rai Sharma. He was born in the city of Lyallpur (now in Pakistan) on 24th Feb, in the year 1928. As a child student, his teachers were impressed with his writing skills and his propensity to write poetry. When 1947 happened, the family moved to Lukcnow. The lure of ‘shaayari’ made him adopt the pen name of ‘Naqsh Lyallpuri’, and the in search of a poetical profession, he came to Bombay. The initial months and years were a struggle, and the young Jaswant ended up in a clerical job with Post and Telegraph department.

The debut into the industry was lackluster. Hansraj Behl gave him an opportunity to write one song for the film ‘Jaggu’, released in 1952. Further breaks also came his way, once again courtesy of Hansraj Behl. He shared writing of songs for ‘Pensioner’, released in 1954 and ‘Mast Kalandar’(1955). The process was slow, but steady. Next came the break to write all songs for the film ‘Teen Sardar’ (1955). In 1956, two of his songs in the film ‘Diwali Ki Raat’ were sung by Talat Mehmood. However, he had to wait another three years before a real break of a popular hit came his way. The film is ‘Madhu’, year is 1959, music director – Roshan and the songs – “Dhaani Chunar Mori Haaye Re”, sung by Lata Mangeshkar, and “Tum Se Lagan Laagi, Haaye Aisi Agan Jaagi”, a duet by Rafi Sb and Lata.

As I scanned the list of his films and songs, one thing that struck me as very interesting. He has not worked with any of the music directors or production banners, whom we could term as ‘Big Name’. The most famous MD names we can associate with him are Madan Mohna, Khaiyaam, Jaidev, Sapan Jagmohan, GS Kohli, Snehal Bhatkar besides S Mohinder and Hansraj Behl. The remaining MDs are even lesser known – Ganesh, Sharda, Vedpal, Bhushan, Brij Bhushan, Gulshan Sufi, Harnbans, Sumant Raj and Ved Sethi etc. And yet, over the years, many of his songs have become memorable golden greats.

Once again, wishes for many more happy returns of this day to Naqsh ji.

The next Rafi Sb song in the series is from the pen of Naqsh. Interesting thing is the name of the film. Aah yes, we have a film by the name ‘Aayega Aanewaala’ from the year 1967; the name immediately reminds one of the iconic great Khemchand Prakash creation from the film ‘Mahal’ (1949). This film makes it debut on our blog today.

The film is produced under the banner of Kewalu Productions and is directed by Kewal Mishra. Lead actors are Sanjeev Kumar, Kumkum, Savita Chatterji, Agha, Bela Bose, Ram Mohan, Kundan, Rajan Haksar, Chaman Puri, Uma Khosla, and Khairati etc. The film has six songs, all written by Naqsh Sb. Music is composed by the music director duo – Sapan Jagmohan.

The song is performed on screen by Sanjeev Kumar, as he is attempting to serenade Kumkum. The locale is that of a hills station in winters, most likely either Simla or Mussourie. The song starts with the scene of an ice skating rink. One is reminded immediately of the song “Shokh Nazar Ki Bijaliyaan, Dil Pe Mere Giraye Jaa” from the film ‘Who Kaun Thi’ (1964), which also starts in a similar manner. For a moment I had a thought that it was the “Who Kaun Thi’ visual with the song overlaid from ‘Aayega Aanewaala’. However, this notion was quickly dispelled, as I could make out Sanjeev Kumar performing in the scene.

Film directors do funny things at times. Obviously it is so that Sanjeev Kumar did not know ice skating. He is the only one on the skating rink wearing shoes, while all else are wearing ice skates. So was it really so necessary to open this song on an ice skating rink. In the later stanzas, the scene shifts to snow laden hillsides, which seems the more sensible locale for the song.

Anyway, what we come looking for is another gem of a rendition by Rafi Sb. And of course, that is what we get. The voice and the expression literally makes one feel the softness of snow beneath the feet, and the playful frolic of the young hearts romancing the snow. The voice makes you feel both the intensity of youth and the delicacy of romance. Another song, another gem. That is Rafi Sb, yet once again.

Song – Khuli Waadiyon Ka Safar Hai (Aayega Aanewaala) (1967) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics – Naqsh Lyalpuri, MD – Sapan Jagmohan

Lyrics

khuli waadiyon ka safar hai
haseen manzilon pe nazar hai
behekne lagaa
hai kyun mera dil
khuli waadiyon ka safar hai
haseen manzilon pe nazar hai
behekne lagaa
hai kyun mera dil
khuli waadiyon ka safar hai

ye naazneenon ke
mele haseenon ke
ye khule
gesu’on
ki bahaar
rangeen chehron ko
mehke saveron ko
choomti hai
nazar
baar baar
main kho gaya hoon
khuli waadiyon ka safar hai
haseen manzilon pe nazar hai
behekne lagaa
hai kyun mera dil
khuli waadiyon ka safar hai

oonche chanaaron se
bheege nazaaron se
khelti
aa rahi
hai hawaa
raahon mein lehraaye
aankhon ko behkaaye
doodhia
aanchalon ki
fizaa
main kho gaya hoon
khuli waadiyon ka safar hai
haseen manzilon pe nazar hai
behekne lagaa
hai kyun mera dil
khuli waadiyon ka safar hai

parbat ke daaman mein
chaandi ke aangan mein
doltey
jhoomte
ye badan
kya rang nikhra hai
hai khoob bikhra hai
surmai
shaam ka
baankpan
main kho gaya hoon
khuli waadiyon ka safar hai
haseen manzilon pe nazar hai
behekne lagaa
hai kyun mera dil
khuli waadiyon ka safar hai

hmmmm hmmm hmmmmmm
hmmmm hmmm hmmmmmm
hmmmm hmmm hmmmmmm

aa haa ha
aa haa haa
ha haa haa

o ho ho
ho ho ho
ho ho ho

hmmmm hmmm hmmmmmm
hmmmm hmmm hmmmmmm
hmmmm hmmm hmmmmmm

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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खुली वादियों का सफर है
हसीं मंज़िलों पे नज़र है
बहकने लगा
है क्यों मेरा दिल
खुली वादियों का सफर है
हसीं मंज़िलों पे नज़र है
बहकने लगा
है क्यों मेरा दिल
खुली वादियों का सफर है

ये नाज़नीनों के
मेले हसीनों के
ये खुले
गेसूओं
की बहार
रंगीन चेहरों को
महके सवेरों को
चूमती है
नज़र
बार बार
मैं खो गया हूँ
खुली वादियों का सफर है
हसीं मंज़िलों पे नज़र है
बहकने लगा
है क्यों मेरा दिल
खुली वादियों का सफर है

ऊंचे चनारों से
भीगे नज़ारों से
खेलती
आ रही
है हवा
राहों में लहराए
आँखों को बहकाए
दूधिया
आँचलों
की फिज़ा
मैं खो गया हूँ
खुली वादियों का सफर है
हसीं मंज़िलों पे नज़र है
बहकने लगा
है क्यों मेरा दिल
खुली वादियों का सफर है

परबत के दामन में
चांदी के आँगन में
डोलते
झूमते
ये बदन
क्या रंग निखरा है
क्या खूब बिखरा है
सुरमई
शाम का
बाँकपन
मैं खो गया हूँ
खुली वादियों का सफर है
हसीं मंज़िलों पे नज़र है
बहकने लगा
है क्यों मेरा दिल
खुली वादियों का सफर है

ह्म्म मम्म ह्म्मममम
ह्म्म मम्म ह्म्मममम
ह्म्म मम्म ह्म्मममम

आ हा हाss
हा हा हा
हा हा हा

ओ हो हो
हो हो हो
हो हो हो

ह्म्म मम्म ह्म्मममम
ह्म्म मम्म ह्म्मममम
ह्म्म मम्म ह्म्मममम

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