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Aha Re Magan Mera Chanchal Mann

Posted on: July 10, 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.

The duration has been sliced to less than half, rather almost one third. That is, in comparison to the previous interregnum. Maybe not THE quickest but one of the quickest. Ah yes, I refer to the century milestone, the 122nd that we strike today. The reference to the duration is the time comparison between this one today, and the one that came just before it. We had hit the 12 thousand mark on 20th April. After that, it has been a real slow tread to come to the next one hundredth mark, which happened on 18th June. Counting the days, the number is 60. One of the tardiest to have occurred on this blog. But then we made it up, very sprightly and very quick – from 19th June to 10th July today. Counting the days, the number is 22. Wow, that is the bandwagon at its galloping best. The Raanchiwaala Gaanewaala is pulling out all the stops.

Congratulations to all the bandwagoneers – one more batch of a hundred songs is now added to the collection. And the musical journey continues, merrily onwards.

The sum of celebrations today – now that would be a much larger number. We have a twelve thousand two hundred, and an eight hundred and a double century.

Let me start with the double century. Welcome all to the 200th song of Salil Da to be showcased here on our blog. Are you aware that Salil Da is the very second music director to be represented here? Atul ji had started the count with 2 songs of Roshan Sb. The very third song on our blog is from the film ‘Rajnigandha’ (1974) – “Rajnigandha Phool Tumhaare Mehke Yoon Hi Jeevan Mein”, posted way back on 21st July 2008 (which makes it 10 days short of full eight years today). Over these eight years, we have been treated to some of the best of Salil Da’s creations. A slow trek, you might contend. But then here we are, getting on with the 200th song of this multi-faceted genius artist.

The young Salil’s childhood was spent in hills and forests of Assam where his father worked as a doctor at one of the tea gardens. Three primary influences on the young mind can be inferred from this period. The sound of the open spaces, the birds and the trees, and folk expression of the local people, these are some of the earliest influences into the mind of the young Salil – an influence that can clearly be heard in his musical creations.

The love for music and theatre was inherited from his father. At one point in time, one of the departing British managers left his entire music collection and the gramophone player with his father. This collection contained some of the choicest pieces of Western classical music. He grew up also listening to Mozart, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, and Chopin. And we can relate to strong influence this has in his work on orchestral arrangements and background music in his films.

His father also used to arrange makeshift theatre, with the cast of players drawn from the workers and coolies at the tea garden. These plays reflected the plight and social conditions of the times. The fusion of art and politics was first presented to him by his father who impressed upon the young Salil that one’s art should maintain a sense of social responsibility. This was another important influence that inspired the writer in young Salil.

During his student days at college, he was drawn to the leftist ideology and joined the IPTA movement of the communist party. He started to move with the IPTA traveling troupes, that went from village to village, carrying the message of uprising and rebellion against the British oppression. These were days of living dangerously, with many a run in with the police forces controlled by the British government. During this time, Salil Da wrote and composed many arousing songs of protest and patriotism. These songs of the people, or the ‘Songs of Consciousness and Awakening’, as he liked to call them, became an inseparable part of the independence movement. Many of these songs have survived the vagaries of time and are still performed in Bengal, having become an integral part of the region’s social heritage.

We may know him more as a music director, but he is also known for his poetry, and plays, and stories. You will remember ‘Do Beegha Zameen’ (1953) and the sounds of “Hariyaala Saawan Dhol Bajaata Aaya”. But not many will recall that Bimal Roy based this film on a story titled ‘Rickshawaala’, penned by Salil Chaudhry. After reading the story, Bimal Roy invited Salil Da to come to Bombay, and do the screenplay for the film. It was incidental that the responsibility for music direction was also assigned to him. And maybe not so incidental. By that time, Salil Da had already composed for five Bangla films, between 1949 and 1953. ‘Do Beegha Zameen’ became the debut for Salil Da in Hindi films.

Salil Da is known as a composer’s composer. He never really set the words to music. To him, the melody was sacrosanct and had to precede the words. The situation, the story line could then be adapted. In an interview in 1993, he said, “When I started my music career I imagined the whole world of music as a very tall tower for me to climb, and now after all these years I see that the tower has remained as tall as before.” Sincere and humble words of a genuine artist, for whom, art was always greater than the man who practised it.

For this post, we delve into his portfolio and bring this excellent melody from the 1960 film ‘Honeymoon’. The words are from the pen of Shailendra, the singing voice is Lata Mangeshkar, and the on screen performance is by Saeeda Khan – as a stage dance. If, as was mentioned above, the melody came before the words, then listening to this song it will be difficult to determine who did better. The melody is curious and sweet. And Shailendra has knitted together the words with such alacrity – just made for each other. The strains of this melody may remind you of a later song also composed by Salil Da – “Aayin Ghir Ghir Saawan Ki Kaali Kaali Ghataayen” from the 1972 film ‘Anokha Daan’.

Aah yes, before I bring this write up to a close, I need to connect in with the eight hundred number mentioned in the beginning. With this song, we are now able to declare this film as being Yippeee’d. We were there, almost, and yet, not there. Let me explain. As Atul ji and I exchanged notes for this century write up, he suggested to use this song which will bring this film into the list of all songs covered. So I started to work on this. Around mid day today, as I was doing the due diligence on the numbers and status, I discovered that no, we were still one more song short of getting all songs covered. Now that led to a scramble in my mind. But then I realized that the one more pending song of this film is actually a version song, one version of which is already posted here. The song is “Mere Khwaabon Mein Khayaalon Mein Basey”. This song appears in the film twice. In the first instance, it is sung by Mukesh, with the voice of Lata providing the humming support, and is filmed on Manoj Kumar, who imagines Saeeda Khan to be present with him. In the second instance, this song is a solo sung by Lata, and performed on screen by Saeeda Khan.

So we searched online and located both versions of the song online. Better still, we located both the audio and the video versions. Important, because the 78 rpm version is longer (3 stanzas) than the film version which has only 2 stanzas. So with these researches, we were also able to update this earlier post with both versions of the song. The picturization of the Lata solo version is simply beautiful, and I would recommend the readers to take a view of that post once again.

OK, ok, I am coming to the point; of eight hundred. After the sorting out of the number of songs, getting the correct updates into the earlier posted song, and then bringing up this song to complete all songs of this film, we have now hit the number 800 – number of films that have been Yippeee’d on our blog. Of the three thousand one hundred and twenty odd films that are represented on this blog, we have the full repertoire of songs of eight hundred of them. Ah yes, I know, you are thinking the same as I am – slowly inching towards the magic number of 1000 films Yippeee’d – all songs covered. Not too much further for the bandwagon journey. 🙂

And so we come to the end of this day – 10th July, 2016 with 122 centuries of songs, Salil Da reaching the double century of posts, and the blog reaching the milestone of 800 films all songs covered. I am sure one of the team will be putting in a lot of e’s when the cry of Yippeee happens.

Congratulations once again, to all.

Song – Aha Re Magan Mera Chanchal Mann (Honeymoon) (1960) Singer – Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Shailendra, MD – Salil Chaudhry

Lyrics

aha re magan
mera chanchal mann
nisdin gun gun
kuchh apni hi dhun mein gaaye. . .

aha re magan
mera chanchal mann
nisdin gun gun
kuchh apni hi dhun mein gaaye
pag paayal
baaje run jhun jhun
sajna mere sun
tujh bin ab raha nahin jaaye

jab se dil mein tu aaya hai
ik jaadu sa mujh pe chhaaya hai
jab se dil mein tu aaya hai
ik jaadu sa mujh pe chhaaya hai
ik lehar si aayi hai
tere geeton mein dil lehraaya hai
mere ghar mein chanda utar aaya hai
aha re magan
mera chanchal mann
nisdin gun gun
kuchh apni hi dhun mein gaaye
pag paayal
baaje run jhun jhun
sajna mere sun
tujh bin ab raha nahin jaaye

chaand jab dikh jaata hai
mujhe teri hi yaad dilaata hai
chaand jab dikh jaata hai
mujhe teri hi yaad dilaata hai
neend phir udd jaati hai
tere sapnon mein dil kho jaata hai
na jaane mujhe kya ho jaata hai
aha re magan
mera chanchal mann
nisdin gun gun
kuchh apni hi dhun mein gaaye
pag paayal
baaje run jhun jhun
sajna mere sun
tujh bin ab raha nahin jaaye

ye jo din chale jaayenge
phir mud ke kabhi nahin aayenge
ye jo din chale jaayenge
phir mud ke kabhi nahin aayenge
tum sajan pachhtaaoge
aur hum bhi sajan pachhtaayenge
ye armaan dil mein hi reh jaayenge
aha re magan
mera chanchal mann
nisdin gun gun
kuchh apni hi dhun mein gaaye
pag paayal
baaje run jhun jhun
sajna mere sun
tujh bin ab raha nahin jaaye

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
———————————–

आहा रे मगन
मेरा चंचल मन
निसदिन गुन गुन
कुछ अपनी ही धन में गाये

आहा रे मगन
मेरा चंचल मन
निसदिन गुन गुन
कुछ अपनी ही धन में गाये
पग पायल
बाजे रुन झुन झुन
सजना मेरे सुन
तुझ बिन अब रहा नहीं जाये

जब से दिल में तू आया है
इक जादू मुझ पे छाया है
जब से दिल में तू आया है
इक जादू मुझ पे छाया है
ईक लहर सी आई है
तेरे गीतों में दिल लहराया है
मेरे घर में चंदा उतर आया है
आहा रे मगन
मेरा चंचल मन
निसदिन गुन गुन
कुछ अपनी ही धन में गाये
पग पायल
बाजे रुन झुन झुन
सजना मेरे सुन
तुझ बिन अब रहा नहीं जाये

चाँद जब दिख जाता है
मुझे तेरी ही याद दिलाता है
चाँद जब दिख जाता है
मुझे तेरी ही याद दिलाता है
नींद फिर उड़ जाती है
तेरे सपनों में दिल खो जाता है
ना जाने मुझे क्या हो जाता है
आहा रे मगन
मेरा चंचल मन
निसदिन गुन गुन
कुछ अपनी ही धन में गाये
पग पायल
बाजे रुन झुन झुन
सजना मेरे सुन
तुझ बिन अब रहा नहीं जाये

ये जो दिन चले जाएँगे
फिर मुड़ के कभी नहीं आएंगे
ये जो दिन चले जाएँगे
फिर मुड़ के कभी नहीं आएंगे
तुम सजन पछताओगे
और हम भी सजन पछताएंगे
ये अरमान दिल में ही रह जाएँगे
आहा रे मगन
मेरा चंचल मन
निसदिन गुन गुन
कुछ अपनी ही धन में गाये
पग पायल
बाजे रुन झुन झुन
सजना मेरे सुन
तुझ बिन अब रहा नहीं जाये

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12 Responses to "Aha Re Magan Mera Chanchal Mann"

Congratulations to Atulji, Sudhirbhai and all on reaching these three milestones, each special in its own category. 800 Yippeeeed movies out of 3120 introduced on the blog is a praiseworthy achievement.

Song is filmed on Vijaya Choudhury, not Sayeeda Khan.

Yep I saw her during the premiere of Holiday in Bombay at Imperial Cinema seated few rows away.
It is a Triple Treat all the way. Thanks everybody.

I think the lady lip syncing for the song is SAYEEDA KHAN(Apna haath Jagannath wali), and it is ot Vijaya chowdhury(satta bazaar waali)

Congratulations.

Congratulations for triple targets of centuries. The 800 films of all songs covered is indeed a milestone.

Atul ji and Sudhir ji, big congratulations!! The blog is meant to achieve much more than what it is today and I am sure it will, what with the enthusiasm, passion and energy you two have already displayed. Not to forget Guru ji and many other active contributors and enthusiasts 🙂

Congratulations, congratulations, congratulations for the triple treat. I wish to shake hands with all of you.

Many Congratulations on this “tri-feat” of achievements.

Lovely write up on Salilda, Sudhirji. I could just see where he got the inspiration for Suhana Safar aur ye mausam haseen. He must have imagined the beauty of Assam of his childhood while creating this tune.

Lovely song here,

Congratulations to all of the people who put in such a lot of effort to bring quality songs to the attention of readers.

Wah! Wah! Wah!
Triple Yippee treat!!
YIP, YIP, YURRAY!!!
Avadh Lal

Hello Sir,
Koi mujhe GUIDE kar sakta hai ke kaise main apna BLOG start kar sakta hun ,ek aisa blog jis me old songs se related bahut baatein ,information hogi.Main is samay europian country SPAIN me hun.AUR bahut se subject ya geeton ke upar ARTICLES ready hain.Main chahta hun ke SONGLOVERS in articles ko padhen.aur apna opinion de.
Thank you very much.
urs MUSICALLY,
PARESH DUBEY.
Mera EMAIL ID hai
pareshdubey78@gmail.com

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