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Dilbar Dilaar Dil e Daar Ho

Posted on: October 30, 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.

Ah yes, saving the best for the last. What a wonderful lilting song this one is. With this post we bring to completion the list of all songs for the film ‘Maan’ (1954). So, another Yippeee moment for this blog. Congratulations to all readers and all members of this musical bandwagon.

‘Maan’ is a costume drama which is produced by Rajendra Jain for the banner of Filmkaar Ltd., Bombay. The film is directed by Safdar ‘Aah’ Sitapuri, who has also penned five of the nine songs in this film. The remaining four songs are shared between Raja Mehdi Ali Khan (1) and Kaif Bhopali (3). Music is from the mind of Anil Biswas (assisted by Ram Singh). The cast of actors includes Ajit, Chitra, Durga Khote, Jaagirdar, Kumar, Achala Sachdev, Yashodhara Katju, Kamlesh Kumari and Chanda Bai etc.

As per the footnotes in the Geet Kosh, originally eleven songs in all were recorded for this film. Two songs were later cancelled and not included in the film. The mukhdas of the songs are – “Aati Na Yun Bahaaren. . .” in the voice of Lata Mangeshkar, and “Ye Achha Sauda Hum Ne Kiya. . .” in the voice of Shamshad Begum. It appears that these two songs, although recorded, were not released on gramophone records. No other information or trace of these songs is available as yet.

The eight songs posted earlier are listed below, in the order of their appearance on the blog. The Geet Kosh serial no. is added in brackets at the end of each line.

  1. Dam Bhar Ka Thaa Daur Khushi Ka (7)
  2. Mere Pyaar Mein Tujhe Kyaa Milaa (4)
  3. Allah Bhi Hai Mallah Bhi Hai (8)
  4. Keh Do Ke Muhabbat Se Na Takraaye Zamaana (6)
  5. Guzra Hua Ulfat Ka Zamaana (5)
  6. Main Kya Karoon Rukti Nahin Ashqon Ki Rawaani (1)
  7. O O O Phaili Hai Khabar (2)
  8. Kya Bataayen Chheen Kar Mutthi Mein Wo Kya Le Chale (9)

The foot notes in the Geet Kosh carry a very interesting side story. And it has to do with the iconic film ‘Mughal e Azam’ (1960). As per the foot note, which is short and cryptic, the song at serial no. 8 (in GK) – “Allah Bhi Hai Mallah Bhi Hai” was originally recorded for the film ‘Mughal e Azam’ by Anil Biswas, and later this song was included in this film.

A little more detailed background is available from the annual publication of Society of Indian Record Collectors (SIRC). When K Asif planned for this film originally in the mid 1940s, the mantle for being the music director was assigned to Anil Biswas. The original cast of actors included Chandramohan, Nargis, Sapru, and Veena. Apparently, the roles to be played were assigned as Chandramoha – Shahenshah Akbar, Sapru – Salim, Nargis – Anarkali and Veena – Jodha Bai. During the remaining part of the decade, all the original planning was disturbed. Partition was foisted upon this country. The financier for this film migrated to the new nation of Pakistan in 1947. And in 1949, Chandramohan passed away. Sapru, who was a rising star in 1945, turned out to be not so popular a hero over the next 3 to 4 years. A few reels of this film were already shot.

With all these adverse changes forced by the circumstances, K Asif revamped his planning. By the time 1950s came about, he had brought in Prithviraj Kapoor in place of Chandramohan and Dilip Kumar in place of Sapru. Dilip Kumar and Nargis were already working together in Asif Sb’s other venture – ‘Hulchul’ which was released in 1951. Asif faced quite a bit of turbulent time on the sets with this lead pair. The relations between the two were very strained, and ‘Hulchul’ was somehow completed. Beyond 1951, Asif Sb realized the futility of having this lead pair to continue together for ‘Mughal e Azam’. He made a decision to replace Nargis, retaining Dilip Kumar in the role of Salim. Later on, Madhubala was approached for the role of Anarkali.

Now coming to the music director. Asif Sb in his productions seems not to have tied himself to any one music director. His first film, ‘Phool’ released in 1945, has Ghulam Haider Sb as the music director. Then the initial announcement of ‘Mughal e Azam’ had Anil Biswas as the MD. When this film was put on hold, and Asif Sb started to work on ‘Hulchul’, he contracted Sajjad Husain Sb for being the music director. The working relationship between the two was not amiable, and Sajjad Sb opted out before the music work was complete. Asif Sb then brought in Mohammed Shafi to complete the MD’s work for the film. Three of the ten songs of ‘Hulchul’ are composed by Shafi Sb. The next – as the work in ‘Mughal e Azam’ got restarted, we find Naushad Sb in the role of MD. I have not been able to locate any information as to why this change was made.

As per Geet Kosh, the song “Allah Bhi Hai Mallah Bhi Hai”, was originally recorded for ‘Mughal e Azam’. As I scan the list of songs of ‘Mughal e Azam’, my intuition says that in the final version of the film, the song “Bekas Pe Karam Kijiye Sarkaar e Madina” took the place of “Allah Bhi Hai . . .”. However, my intuition actually goes one step further. After I read about original recordings by Anil Biswas, I scanned the song lists of the two films and tried to do a comparison. It is possible that there may have been more songs originally created by Anil Biswas. In my mind, I can locate at least one more coincidence. The song from the final version of ‘Mughal e Azam’ – “Zindabad Zindabad, Ae Mohabbat Zindabad”, is very likely a replacement song for the original – “Keh Do Ke Mohabbat Se Na Takraaye Zamaana”. The fervor and the rebellious tone of the both the songs is quite similar in intensity.

So much for the digression, let me come back to the song for today. And the singer – Meena Kapoor. The mention of this name immediately brings to the mind the iconic song “Rasiya Re Man Basiya Re” from the 1957 film ‘Pardesi’. And then some others – “Kuchh Aur Zamaana Kehta Hai” from ‘Chhoti Chhoti Baaten’ (1965), “Kachchi Hai Umariya, Kori Hai Chunariya” from ‘Chaar Dil Chaar Raahen’ (1959), “Laagi Naahi Chhote Raama, Chaahe Jiya Jaaye” from ‘Sautela Bhai’ (1962), again from ‘Pardesi’ – “Rimi Jhimi Barse Paani Ho Aaj Morey Angnaa”. And the iconic “Mori Atariya Pe Kaaga Boley, Mora Jiya Doley” from ‘Aankhen’ (1950). And yes, she is the accompanying singer to C Ramchandra in another iconic, nay, almost a cult song – “Aana Meri Jaan Meri Jaan Sunday Ke Sunday” from ‘Shehnaai’ (1947). In a career that spanned two decades from 1946 to 1965, Meena ji has sung approximately 160 songs in Hindi films.

Meena ji was born on 27th August, 1930 in Calcutta, literally in the lap of New Theatres. Her father, Birkam Kapoor, was a character artist with the New Theatres at that time. He was a close associate and a good friend of KL Saigal, KC Dey, Prithviraj Kapoor and Pahadi Sanyal. We have seen him in films like ‘Karwaan e Hayaat’ (1935), ‘Dhoop Chhaaon’ (1935), ‘President’ (1937), and ‘Street Singer’ (1938). In 1940-41, when we see an exodus of the premier stars from Calcutta to Bombay, Bikrma Kapoor also moved to Bombay with his family. The young Meena grew up in the company of stalwart uncles, and the lights and cameras of shooting studios.

Not much details are available about her early years and her development as a singer. When she was sixteen, KC Dey gave her the first break as a singer in the film ‘Door Chalen’ (1946). KC Dey was the music director for this film. Meena ji sang three songs in this film, two duets (with KC Dey) and one solo – “Aa Gayi Aa Gayi Zindagi Mein Ik Nayi Kahaani Aa Gayi”. In the same year, SD Burman, who was making his debut in Hindi films with ‘Eight Days’ also gave her an opportunity to sing under his music direction – “Kisi Se Meri Preet Lagi Ab Kyaa Karoon”. Then 1947 happened to be, and the nation wide popularity of “Sunday Ke Sunday” made her a household name. With a sweetness and a scampering youthfulness in her voice, she soon became a singer popular and in demand with the music directors. Till 1954, she was a busy artist with almost 110 songs from about 60 films.

Many of her songs became very popular. A sampling – “Main Birhan Baithi Jaagun” (film ‘Gopinath’, 1948); “Yaad Rakhna Chaand Taaron” (film ‘Anokha Pyaar’, 1948); “Boot Polish Karwa Le Baabu” (film ‘Ghar Ki Izzat’, 1948); “Main Reh Gayi Ankhiyaan Malti Re” (film ‘Anyaay’ (1949); “Lo Jawaani Ka Zamaana Aa Gayaa” (film ‘Aadhi Raat’, 1950); “Kabhi Tum Khwaab Mein Chupke Se Aa Jaate” (film ‘Gul Sanobar’ (1953); “Chaand So Gaya Taare So Gaye” (film ‘Raahi’, 1953); “Ek Kali Aur Do Patiyaan” with Hemant Kumar (also from ‘Raahi’, 1953);“Aag Chhidak Gai Chaandni Morey Gorey Badan Pe” (‘Aagosh’, 1953); “Ek Dharti Hai Ek Hai Gagan” (film ‘Adhikaar’, 1954); “Mere Chanchal Naina Ras Ke Bhare” (‘Angulimaal’, 1960); “Dil Hamko Dhoondhtaa Hai” (film ‘Return of Mr Superman’, 1960); and many more in between.

As per Geet Kosh listings, her voice appears once again in the film ‘Suhaani Raat’ which was released in 1974. The music director is Ram Ganguly. It is noted that this film was produced much earlier, but its release was delayed significantly. I have not yet located more information on this film, and I request our more knowledgeable readers and friends to kindly add more information about this film if available. The Geet Kosh notes that Meena Kapoor’s voice is used in this film, but singer names against individual songs are not specified.

The song being presented today, is my favorite from the list of songs of this film. Other than “Keh Do Ke Mohabbat Se Na Takraaye Zamaana”. In a list of songs (of this film) that has many superb creations, I like this song for its natural perkiness, and a joyous celebration of having discovered the emotion of love. Simple words, simply rendered, but oh so effectively tuned together, bringing out the brimming happiness, even so that the play of words is unmindful of the words themselves. This is the first time I have come across the word ‘dilaar’, spoken in conjunction with ‘dilbar’ and ‘dildaar’, the latter one itself is somewhat accentuated as ‘dil e daar’. The lighthearted pleasure in the construction of the lines and cheerful levity in their rendering make this song so delightful and endearing.

Enjoy this lovely creation – Anil Biswas, Safdar ‘Aah’, and Meena Kapoor – superbly done.

[Ed Note: The song has been uploaded on YouTube by our very own Sadanand Kamath ji.]

Song – Dilbar Dilaar Dil e Daar Ho  (Maan) (1954) Singer – Meena Kapoor, Lyrics – Safdar Aah Sitapuri, MD – Anil Biswas

Lyrics

dilbar dilaar dil e daar ho
dilbar dilaar dil e daar ho
chhup na saka tera pyaar ho oo oo
chhup na saka tera pyaar ho oo oo
dilbar dilaar dil e daar ho
dilbar dilaar dil e daar ho

hothon ne kuchh na kaha
chitwan ne bol diya..aa..aa
chitwan ne bol diya
dil mein chhupaaye huye
raazon ko khol diya
raazon ko khol diya
aankhen jo hum se huin chaar ho oo oo
aankhen jo hum se huin chaar ho oo oo
dilbar dilaar dil e daar ho
dilbar dilaar dil e daar ho

laayegi rang naye do dil ki dhadkan
laayegi rang naye do dil ki dhadkan
daalo na jalte huye deepak pe daaman
daalo na jalte huye deepak pe daaman
bhole mere sarkaar ho oo oo
bhole mere sarkaar ho oo oo
dilbar dilaar dil e daar ho
dilbar dilaar dil e daar ho
chhup na saka tera pyaar ho oo oo
chhup na saka tera pyaar ho oo oo
dilbar dilaar dil e daar ho
dilbar dilaar dil e daar ho
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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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दिलबर दिल्लार दिल ए दार हो
दिलबर दिल्लार दिल ए दार हो
छुप ना सका तेरा प्यार हो ओ ओ
छुप ना सका तेरा प्यार हो ओ ओ
दिलबर दिल्लार दिल ए दार हो
दिलबर दिल्लार दिल ए दार हो

होठों ने कुछ ना कहा
चितवन ने बोल दिया॰॰आ॰॰आ
चितवन ने बोल दिया
दिल में छुपाए हुये
राज़ों को खोल दिया
राज़ों को खोल दिया
आँखें जो हमसे हुईं चार हो ओ ओ
आँखें जो हमसे हुईं चार हो ओ ओ
दिलबर दिल्लार दिल ए दार हो
दिलबर दिल्लार दिल ए दार हो

लाएगी रन नए दो दिल की धड़कन
लाएगी रन नए दो दिल की धड़कन
डालो न जलते हुये दीपक पे दामन
डालो न जलते हुये दीपक पे दामन
भोले मेरे सरकार हो ओ ओ
भोले मेरे सरकार हो ओ ओ
दिलबर दिल्लार दिल ए दार हो
दिलबर दिल्लार दिल ए दार हो
छुप ना सका तेरा प्यार हो ओ ओ
छुप ना सका तेरा प्यार हो ओ ओ
दिलबर दिल्लार दिल ए दार हो
दिलबर दिल्लार दिल ए दार हो

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1 Response to "Dilbar Dilaar Dil e Daar Ho"

I read in some Shirish Kanekar’s book that the Song ‘Allah Bhi Hai ….’ originally recorded by Anil Biswas for ‘Mughal-e-Azaima’ was designed to be picturized on Anarkali, but was finally picturized on a beggar (Protima Devi) in Maan. What a downfall for a song !!!!

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