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Aaye Sur Ke Panchhi Aaye

Posted on: June 21, 2017


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.

Today, 21st June is designated as the World Music Day. The reminders checked in quite late in the afternoon today. The historical details about this event are available on the internet, and our dear Arun ji has also summarized them in a brief post on the Whatsapp group.

As I set down thinking about this event, and to search out an appropriate song for today, my mind almost immediately went to the 1985 film ‘Sur Sangam’.  In my mind, this is probably the best film on the theme of classical music, in the recent decades. Times are past that classical music and the legends of this art form used to be the central themes of many a film, especially from the historical perspective, in the decades that coincide with the golden era of Hindi film music. Historical persona such as Tansen and Baiju, Narsi Mehta and Meerabai, Kalidas and Soordas, Kabir and Rani Roopmati have been central themes and central characters of many a film till the decade of 1970s. Beyond that, I cannot easily recall a film whose theme and storyline is based primarily on classical music.

‘Sur Sangam’ is one of the last such examples that I can recall. After the 1980s, my interest in Hindi films kind of petered down, and I would appreciate if other friends and readers can tell about such films beyond the 1980s. This film is a remake (not a dub) of another absolutely fabulous Telegu film, ‘Shankarabharanam’ (1979). It is opportune for me that I have also seen this film, on the big screen. Both films, in their own standing, are wonderful productions in all aspects of combining classical music and cinema. The profundity, the importance, and the current state of affairs in this field, had been excellently expressed. Yes, as opposed to the themes mentioned above, this film is set in the contemporary times, and fate meted out to the exponents of this art form in our times is very well depicted.

As is the requirement of this theme, there are some very wonderful songs in this film, that are about classical music, about learning classical music, about ‘sur’ and ‘naad’. The song that I present today is one such beautiful expression of this art form – “Aaye Sur Ke Panchhi Aaye”. Other songs from this film relating this theme are “Saadh Re Mann Sur Ko Saadh Re” and “Saadho, Aisa Hi Gur Bhaave”.

This song is the first thing we see on the screen within a couple of minutes after the credits have been completed. We are introduced to Pandit Shivshankar Shastri, one of the senior-most and expert practitioner of the art form of classical music. And what better an introduction than presenting a stage performance by him. We see Pandit Shivshankar (role played by Girish Karnad) on stage. His child daughter Sharda (role played by Baby Mamta) accompanies him on stage, playing the taanpura. We also see Gopal (role played by Paintal), one of his disciples, accompanying him on table. There are other artists and musicians also present. In the audience, we see Tulsi (role played by Jayaprada), who is an ardent admirer of Pandit ji, sitting in the front row with her mother Ratnabai (role played by Tabassum). The man wearing a white cap and sitting next to Tabassum, plays the role of Ratnabai’s brother, i.e. uncle to Tulsi.

As the performance is in progress, another gentleman, appearing to be a rich man / politician, enters the hall, and comes and sits in front of Ratnabai, with his back towards the stage. Pandit ji immediately ceases the performance, and walks away. In the film, a little later, the last antaraa of this song – “Sur Ka Hai Sopaan Sureela. . .”, is presented as being played on a gramophone player, and Tulsi is practising alongside with the image of her guru, Pandit Shivshankar Shastri, sitting on a jhoola next to her.  For this part, I have not been able to locate a separate video clip, so the audio clip is included.

The verses of this song are penned by Vasant Dev, and the music is by Laxmikant Pyaarelal. The singing voices are of Rajan-Sajan Misra, the brothers duo of classical singers, and Kavitha Krishnamurthy.’

Celebrating the World Music Day, listen to this magnificent rendition and presentation, in Raag Maalkauns.

Part 1 – Video

Part 2 – Audio

Song – Aaye Sur Ke Panchhi Aaye (Sur Sangam) (1985) Singer – Rajan Sajan Misra, Kavitha Krishnamurthy, Lyrics – Vasant Dev, MD – Laxmikant Pyaarelal
Rajan-Sajan Misra + Kavitha Krishnamurthy

Lyrics

Part  1
(aalaap)

aa..aaye sur ke panchhi aaye
aaye sur ke panchhi aaye
aaye sur ke panchhi aaye
ambar ke onkaar naad ki
goonj sunaate aaye
ambar ke onkaar naad ki
goonj sunaate aaye
aa..aa..aa
aaye sur ke panchhi aaye
aaye sur ke
(sargam)
aaye sur ke panchhi aaye
(aalaap)
aaye sur ke panchhi aaye
aaye sur ke panchhi aaye
(sargam)
aaye sur ke panchhi aaye
aaye sur ke panchhi aaye

kirnon ki avroh raah se
dharti par utar aaye
aaa
aaaaaa
aaaaaa aaaaa aaaaa
kirnon ki avroh raah se
dharti par utar aaye
maati ko chhoo kar jeene ki
chaah jagaate aa..aa..aaye
aaye sur ke panchhi aaye
aaye sur ke panchhi aaye

(sargam)

saam ved ki ras ganga mein
lehar uthaate aaye
ree..eeee.eeee.eeee.eeeee
saam ved ki ras ganga mein
lehar uthaate aaye
veena ki jhankaar sureeli
ban kar mann mein chhaa..aa..aaye
aaye sur ke panchhi aaye
aaye sur ke
(sargam)
aaye sur ke
(sargam)
aaye sur ke
(alaap)

[intrusion and singing ceases]
Part 1 Ends

Part 2
sur ka hai sopaan sureela

su. . . ree. . . laa. . .
aa ha
aaa aaa aaaa
sur ka hai sopaan sureela
amar lok le jaaye
jaaye
jahaan pahunch kar
mann ka saara
jahaan pahunch kar
mann ka saara
dooja pan mit jaa..aa..aa..aa..aaye
aaye sur ke panchhi aaye
aaye sur ke panchhi aaye

(sargam)

aaye sur ke panchhi aaye
aaye sur ke panchhi aaye
aaye sur ke panchhi aa..aa..aa..aaye

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

भाग १
(आलाप)

आ॰॰आए सुर के पंछी आए
आए सुर के पंछी आए
आए सुर के पंछी आए
अंबर के ओंकार नाद की
गूंज सुनाते आए
अंबर के ओंकार नाद की
गूंज सुनाते आए
आ॰॰आ॰॰आ॰॰
आए सुर के पंछी आए
आए सुर के
(सरगम)
आए सुर के पंछी आए
(आलाप)
आए सुर के पंछी आए
आए सुर के पंछी आए
(सरगम)
आए सुर के पंछी आए
आए सुर के पंछी आए

किरणों की अवरोह राह से
धरती पर उतर आए
आs
आsssss
आssss आssss आsssss
किरणों की अवरोह राह से
धरती पर उतर आए
माटी को छू कर जीने की
चाह जगाते आ॰॰आ॰॰आए
आए सुर के पंछी आए
आए सुर के पंछी आए

(सरगम)

साम वेद की रस गंगा में
लहर उठाते आए
री॰॰ई॰॰ई॰॰ई॰॰ई॰॰
साम वेद की रस गंगा में
लहर उठाते आए
वीणा की झंकार सुरीली
बन कर मन में छा॰॰आ॰॰आए
आए सुर के पंछी आए
आए सुर के
(सरगम)
आए सुर के
(सरगम)
आए सुर के
(आलाप)

[अनुचित प्रवेश एवं गायकी का अन्त]
भाग १ का अन्त

भाग २
सुर का है सोपान सुरीला
सु॰॰॰री॰॰॰ला॰॰॰
आ हा
आ आ आ
सुर का है सोपान सुरीला
अमर लोक ले जाये
जाये
जहां पहुँच कर
मन का सारा
जहां पहुँच कर
मन का सारा
दूजापन मिट जा॰॰आ॰॰आ॰॰आ॰॰आये
आए सुर के पंछी आए
आए सुर के पंछी आए

(सरगम)

आए सुर के पंछी आए
आए सुर के पंछी आए
आए सुर के पंछी आ॰॰आ॰॰आए

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13 Responses to "Aaye Sur Ke Panchhi Aaye"

I think this is the perfect song to grace the occasion of ‘world Music day’ today.
I like the songs of this movie very much and have watched them mostly on ‘Chitrahaar’ during those years. Though I could not get to watch this movie till.
This song has been my list and on some of the previous ‘gang-out’ occasions I had gone through it, thinking of sharing, but today is the perfect timing and the post for this song,
Thanks Sudhir ji !!!

Avinash ji,

Thanks for your kind appreciation.

The full movie is available on YouTube, and is such a delightful as well as poignant treat to watch.

Rgds
Sudhir

Sudhir ji,

Excellent tribute on the World Music Day, I am glad that you chose a pure Hindustani classical based song for the occasion though music in any form on World Music Day is acceptable.

If I recall correctly, there is a classical based song in ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam’ (1999). There are more in the later films but those are classical based songs which are generally blended with western orchestration. I like a few of them such as one in ‘Yuvraj’ (2008).

Video clip of the second part of the song:

.

Sadanand ji,

Thanks for your message. 🙂

Yes, in the decades after 1980s, there are some notable songs which are based on classical music. What I am referring to is an entire film based on a theme related to classical music. I am not able to recall any after ‘Sur Sangam’ in 1985.

Thanks for the video clip link.

Rgds
Sudhir

Bhushan Tiwari (Son of character artiste Ramayan Tiwari)is the guy who drags Jayaprada in the above video clip

Shankarabharanam and Sur Sangam both movies are directed by K.Vishwanth whose directorial ventures have very good music.
He also directed hindi movies like
Kaamchor(rajesh roshan),
Jaag utha insaan(Sridevi/Rajesh Roshan)
Eeshwar(LaxmiPyare),
Sangeet(Madhuri Dixit/Anand Milind

Sanjog(Jayaprada/LaxmiPyare),
Sargam(jayaprada/LaxmiPyare)
Shubh Kaamna(Rati Agnihotri/Pancham),
Dhanwan(Ajay Devgan/Anand Milind),
Aurat Aurat Aurat(Rekha/LaxmiPyare)

All above hindi movies are remake of his original south indian langauge(mostly Telugu langauage)movies.

He also acted in a Anil Kapoor Hindi movie Badhai ho Badhai(2002)

Somwhat better quality video print link:

I think the child artiste is Urmila Mathonkar`s younger sister Mamta Mathondkar and the guy comes at the end of the video link is Bhushan Tiwari(sone of character artiste Ramayan Tiwari)

For a change in this movie Tabassum plays a grey character….

Dear Prakash ji,

Thanks so much for the link updates and the additional information to identify actors on screen.

Appreciate your inputs, as always. 🙂

Rgds
Sudhir

Dear Prakash ji,

Please also help to identify the gentleman in the white cap, sitting next to Tabassum. In the film, he plays the role of Tabassum’s brother.

Rgds
Sudhir

Sudhir ji
I am not sure, But is he S.P.Dubey(S.P.Dubey is also the dialgoue writer of the movie Sursangam and his name is also there in the credit sequences) ???
S.P.Dubey also acted as Mahendrabhatt in Shyam Benegal`s Bharat Ek Khoj Episode 13(it is availabe on youtube->at that video at 11:01S.P.Dubey appears, That guy has got some resemblances of this gentleman in the white cap sitting next to Tabassum, who is in the movie Tabassum`s brother)

Please correct me if I am wrong
(By the way,He has got many resemblances of Ravi Jhankal the actor(Ravi Jhankal,a Shyam Benegal favorite again), but he is not Ravi Jhankal I am sure, Is there is any connection between S.P.Dubey and Ravi Jhankal,just a fertile imagination….: ) )


i prefered this to the hindi version

the movie had Somayajulu and Manju Bhargavi in lead roles. i think Somayajulu made his debut with this movie

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