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Naari jeewan bhi kya jeewan

Posted on: April 16, 2017

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“Raftaar”(1975) was produced by S I Shivdasani and directed by Dinesh-Ramesh for Chitralekha Movies, Bombay. The movie had Vinod Mehra, Moushumi Chatterjee, Danny Denzongpa, Arpana Choudhary, Ranjeet, Madan Puri, Sunder, Kundan, Indira Bansal, Mohan Choti, Birbal, Jankidas, Lalita Kumari, Moolchand, Manisha, Ruby Mayers, Mohan Sherry, etc in it.

The story of the movie, as discussed by Satyajit Rajurkar, while discussing a previous song from the movie, is as under:

City-based Vikram (Vinod Mehra) is hired as a Manager by Kumar (Danny Denzongpa), a wealthy businessman, and asked to report for duty to a distant town in rural India. Vikram arrives there and carries out his duties. He meets with pretty village belle Rani (Maushami Chatterji), and both fall in love with each other. When Kumar arrives for an inspection, he finds everything satisfactory, and asks Vikram to run an errand for him out of town. A few days later, Kumar comes to know that Vikram has been arrested by the police, found guilty by the courts, and sentenced to a year in jail.

A year later when Vikram is released he finds that Rani is missing, and believed to be dead. A devastated Vikram attempts to try and put his life together when some hoodlums attack him – with a view to kill him. Vikram escapes, but is seriously wounded, and is looked after by a band of gypsies, led by their leader Mohan Sherry. After Vikram recovers, he wishes to relocate to the city together with a woman named Radha (Aparna Chaudhary) and her child, in order to help her find her missing husband and also because a gypsy Chandu Banjara (Ranjeet) has an evil eye for Radha. On the other hand, another gypsy girl Soniya (Manisha) is head over heels on Chandu Banjara and he very much neglects her.

The movie had fivbe songs in it. Four of these songs have been discussed in the past.

Here is the fifth and final song from “Raftaar”(1975) to appear in the blog.

This song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. The song is picturised as a stage song on Mausami Chatterji, who, as we can see, is living in a “Naari Niketan” and obviously the villains as well as her bad qismat is responsible for her woes. The song is a pathos filled song on the subject of the misfortunes of “Naari jeewan”.

Her performance is being watched by a houseful audience and we can see almost the entire starcast present among the audience.

Abhilash is the lyricist. Music is composed by Sonik Omi.

I have not been able to get a few words right in the lyrics. I request our readers with keener ears to help fill in the blanks/ suggest corrections as applicable.

With this song, “Raftaar”(1975) joins the list of movies that have all their songs covered in the blog.


Song-Naari jeewan bhi kya jeewan(Raftaar)(1975) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Abhilash, MD-Sonik Omi


naari jeewan bhi
kya jeewan
har zulm sahe
khaamosh rahe
naari jeewan bhi kya jeewan
har zulm sahe
khaamosh rahe
jag bhog vilaas kare is’se
jag bhog vilaas kare is’se
maa beti bahan bhi isko kahe
naari jeewan bhi kya jeewan

dharti kheton khalihaanon ko
ye deti janam insaanon ko
ye nanhi lahar ye dil mein magar
deti hai jagah toofaanon ko
afsos ki devi jisko kaho
in dharam ke theke daaron ne
looti hai uski izzat bhi
dekho un izzat-daaron ne
dekho un izzat-daaron ne
naari jeewan bhi kya jeewan
har zulm sahe
khaamosh rahe
naari jeewan bhi kya jeewan

ye nar jo pujaari hai iska
wohi iska vyopaari hai
taqdeer sanwaare jag ki ye
phir bhi taqdeer ki maari hai
hai tyaag bhari sewa hai ??
aur laaj sharam iska gahna
ye gahna lute to musqil hai
zinda jag mein iska rahna
zinda jag mein iska rahna
naari jeewan bhi kya jeewan
har zulm sahe
khaamosh rahe
naari jeewan bhi kya jeewan

lekin ab ?? naari ko
chingaari ban jaana hoga
?? ke maare huye
hai abla ?? to
ye sabla bhi ban sakti hai ae
hai radha ji ka ??
wo durga bhi ban sakti hai
wo durga bhi ban sakti hai
wo durga bhi ban sakti hai
wo durga bhi ban sakti hai

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