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Baras Gayi Re Taras Gayi Re

Posted on: December 29, 2017


This article is written by Raja, 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.

Just five days ago, I’d written a post here paying tribute to one of the most loved legends of the Hindi film industry, Mohammad Rafi, on his birth anniversary. Referred to by many (including me) as Rafisaab, he was a giant in his field. Yet  he remained humble to his last day, never letting success get to his head. He treated everyone with great respect and, in turn, earned the respect of everyone he interacted with.

Today we pay tribute to another legend of the industry on his birth anniversary. Also a superstar in his own right, albeit for a relatively short period of time, he was possibly the best antithesis of Rafisaab in terms of letting success get to his head, treating everyone with great respect, and in turn, earning respect of everyone he interacted with. Thus his career, and his life, turned out to be very different from Rafisaab’s. Everyone goes through ups and downs in his career – and both this person and Rafisaab are not exceptions to this phenomenon.

Yet, even in his “downs”, there were those who stood by Rafisaab. The goodwill he had earned earlier stood him in good stead. On the other hand though, this other legendary person was not so lucky. His airs and rather dismissive (to use the most charitable term I can think of) treatment of others during his heyday, came back to haunt him when he was on his way down.  He hadn’t built enough goodwill, his relationships were damaged – this only hastened his downfall. Although he made a somewhat modest recovery later, and even admitted to his earlier mistakes, his image as an arrogant, even mean and vindictive, person stayed till his last day.

This world can be so unforgiving.

By now, I’m sure everyone knows who I am talking about. The one-time superstar of Hindi cinema, the one who at one time could deliver a superhit even if the main character in his film was an elephant, the one whose mere smile and slight shake of the head had audiences in a swoon, the one who set off a rage of buttoned-up silk kurtas as a fashion trend – yes, I am talking about Rajesh Khanna.

He would have been 75 today if he’d been alive. But he didn’t live to even see 70 – he died in 2012, when still just 69. Although he’d been ailing for a while, news of his death still shocked me – I wrote a blogpost on the occasion on my blog, in tribute to him.

See, here’s the thing. I don’t, for one moment, defend Rajesh Khanna for all his wrongdoings, his arrogance, any charges that anyone might level against him. If true, he must rightly be called out for them.  So  if anyone is trying to troll me by pointing out his failings (this happens sometimes) and expecting me to defend Rajesh Khanna, it won’t work – I will probably wholeheartedly agree with them. I am not living in denial about his misdeeds.

Yet, I can also not deny that Rajesh Khanna’s films provided me with a lot of entertainment and fun in my childhood days, of which I still have very fond memories. It just so happened that his superstar days coincided almost exactly with the time that I was watching Hindi films as a young boy. I have a sort of attachment towards him that is hard to explain –  considering everything else. It of course need not have been so. Atul too is of my era – and he has no such attachment.  Fair enough. I happen to have it – and even now, I sometimes watch videos of Rajesh Khanna songs of that 1969-1973 period, and get transported to that period.

I distinctly remember watching him then in songs like “Gussa Itna Haseen Hai  To Pyar Kaisa Hoga” (‘Maryada’), “Yahaan Wahaan Saare Jahaan Mein Tera Raaj Hai” (‘Aan Milo Sajna’), “Ye Jo Mohabbat Hai”, “Ye Shaam Mastaani”, and “Pyaar Deewaana Hota Hai” (all three from ‘Kati Patang’ – one of my favourite films at the time),  “Rona Kabhi Nahin Rona” (‘Apna Desh’), “Vaada Tera Vaada” (‘Dushman’), “O Mere Dil Ke Chain” (‘Mere Jeevan Saathi’)  and many more songs – and enjoying these songs and his mannerisms a lot.

I was very young then – and initially thought he was singing these songs himself. 🙂 When I was told he was only the actor in front of the camera and that someone else (in this case, Kishore Kumar) was the singer, I remember being a bit disappointed. But that did not take away from the enjoyment of the songs, or his mannerisms, or the films. Later on, when his mannerisms became forced and began to jar, the long hair (which was a fashion at the time)  made him look less appealing to me, and the quality of films too began dropping, the charm wore off, not only for India’s masses, but also for me. (After all, I also belonged to those masses).

But for the memories of those few early years, I have always had a soft corner for Rajesh Khanna. That sideways tilt of the head, that dialogue delivery (check out the dialogue just before the song “Daanton Taley Dabaa Kar Honth” from ‘Doli’ – the video is available on YouTube – and you will know what I mean). These are the memories of him I always keep with me. I have not watched many of his later films – maybe because I want to keep his 1969-73 image in my mind and not  a 1985 one. Having said that, I’ve heard that some of his 1980s films are worth a watch – so I think I will give them a try.

So, to summarise, yes, Rajesh Khanna had a lot of faults – more than probably any other actor. But he also had a meteoric rise that no other actor had – and , while he need not have let success get to his head – he was also only human. Sometimes maybe you do need extremes to make a point.

Maybe it is examples like Rafisaab (or probably for a more modern generation, Rahul Dravid) and Rajesh Khanna that can be held up for youngsters. When you achieve success, make sure you don’t lose your head. Make sure you follow the Rafisaab (or Dravid) example, not the Rajesh Khanna one. I don’t think Rajesh Khanna himself would mind this. Much later in life, he did realize his mistakes – and warned other youngsters not to fall prey to their own success. A lesson learnt the hard way.

Coming to the song for today. As always with Rajesh Khanna songs, I prefer to roll back the years and  go back to the Rajesh Khanna of 1969-73. The film si ‘Joru Ka Ghulaam’ (1972) – one of the films I distinctly remember from my childhood days. It is not one of Rajesh’s biggest hits, but I remember quite liking the film when I saw it. One of its songs,  “Nainon Mein, Nindiya Hai”, was very popular in its time. But the other songs were also fairly well-known, as was not uncommon for songs from Rajesh Khanna films at the time.

The song is “Baras Gayi Re Taras Gayi Re”. I had marked this song for a write-up the last time I wrote about Rajesh Khanna, but at the last minute, I decided to go with “O Monalisa” from ‘Dil Daulat Duniya’. I was a bit surprised to find that this song was still available for posting – so here goes.

The lyrics have been provided by Avinashji, who, as everyone knows is a big Rajesh Khanna fan. Even bigger than I am. So when I decided to write this up, he immediately offered to provide the lyrics. I gladly accepted. Thank you, Avinashji.

Hope you enjoy this song. It is written by Anand Bakshi and composed by Kalyanji-Anandji.

 


Song – Baras Gayi Re Taras Gayi Re (Joru Ka Ghulam) (1972) Singer – Kishore Kumar, Lyrics – Anand Bakshi, MD – Kalyanji Anandji

Lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

hmm mm
arey oo oo oo
ho o o o 

baras gayi re taras gayi re

baras gayi re taras gayi re
tere daras ko najariya ho
tere daras ko najariya
baras gayi re taras gayi
o uparwaale
sun uparwaale ae
o uparwaale
ham niche waalon ki
kab tu lega
khabariyaa
khabariyaa
baras gayi re taras gayi re
tere daras ko najariya
ho o tere daras ko najariyaa
haan

hamne bahot ki hai teri sewa..aa
hamne bahot ki hai teri sewa
jaane milega ab kab hamko mewa
aasha niraasha mein tere bhagat ki..ee
aasha niraasha mein tere bhagat ki
beet na jaaye umariyaa
umariyaa
baras gayi re taras gayi re
tere daras ko najariyaa
ho o tere daras ko najariyaa
ho

tan bhi hai pyaasa
mann bhi hai bhookhaa
tan bhi hai pyaasa
mann bhi hai bhookhaa
neelkanth ka kanth bhi sookha
barsegaa saawan takraayegi kab 
barsegaa saawan takraayegi kab
parvat se ayike badariyaa
badariyaa
baras gayi re, taras gayi re
tere daras ko najariya
ho o tere daras ko najariyaa
haan

niche main jaagoon
upar tu soye
niche main jaagoon
upar tu soye
kaise milan tera mera hoye
bairi jagat raste mein padaa hai ae he
bairi jagat raste mein padaa hai
rok ke hamri dagariyaa
dagariyaa
baras gayi re taras gayi re
tere daras ko najariya
ho o tere daras ko najariyaa
o uparwaale
ham niche waalon ki
kab tu lega
khabariyaa
khabariyaa
baras gayi re taras gayi re
tere daras ko najariya
ho o tere daras ko najariyaa
haan
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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
———————————————————

हम्म म्म
अरे ओ  ओ ओ
हो ओ ओ ओ

बरस गयी रे तरस गयी रे ए
बरस गयी रे तरस गयी रे
तेरे दरस को नज़रिया
तेरे दरस को नज़रिया आ
ओ उपरवाले
सुन उपरवाले ए
ओ उपरवाले
हम निचे वालों कि
कब तू लेगा
खबरिया
खबरिया
बरस गयी रे तरस गयी रे
तेरे दरस को नज़रिया
हो ओ तेरे दरस को नज़रिया
हाँ आ

हमने बहोत की है तेरी सेवा आ
हमने बहोत की है तेरी सेवा आ
जाने मिलेगा अब कब हमको मेवा
आशा निराशा में तेरे भगत कि ई
आशा निराशा में तेरे भगत कि
बीत न जाए उमरिया
उमरिया
बरस गयी रे तरस गयी रे
तेरे दरस को नज़रिया
हो ओ तेरे दरस को नज़रिया
हो

तन भी है प्यासा
मन भी हैं भूखा
तन भी है प्यासा
मन भी हैं भूखा
नीलकंठ का कंठ भी सूखा
बरसेगा सावन टकराएगी कब अ ह
बरसेगा सावन टकराएगी कब
पर्वत से अईके बदरिया
बदरिया
बरस गयी रे तरस गयी रे
तेरे दरस को नज़रिया
हो ओ तेरे दरस को नज़रिया
हाँ

निचे मैं जागूँ
ऊपर तू सोये ए
निचे मैं जागूँ
ऊपर तू सोये ए
कैसे मिलन तेरा मेरा होए
बैरी जगत रस्ते में पडा है ए हे
बैरी जगत रस्ते में पडा है
रोक के हमरी डगरिया
डगरिया
बरस गयी रे तरस गयी रे
तेरे दरस को नज़रिया
हो ओ तेरे दरस को नज़रिया
ओ उपरवाले
हम निचे वालों कि
कब तू लेगा
खबरिया
खबरिया
बरस गयी रे तरस गयी रे
तेरे दरस को नज़रिया
हो ओ तेरे दरस को नज़रिया
हाँ

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3 Responses to "Baras Gayi Re Taras Gayi Re"

Thank you very much Raja Saab for this post.
Yes, I am a Kaka fan and great fan of your write-ups too !! So, I was waiting to read this post since morning and finally when it was not there I had sent a message to our ‘Masters’ and got to know that due to some ‘technological problems’ 🙂 the post’could not be posted and it got delayed.

But, thanks, it is there now. And I have already enjoyed reading the post. Even I got transported to those years in the eighties when I watched every Rajesh Khanna movie atleast two/three times and specially of his earlier movies that were also re-re-released after ‘Avtaar’ and ‘Souten’. Those days even the ‘video parlours’ used to show his movies from 1969-1975.
Rest I agree with everything as you have rightly put-up in your above post.
He will always be there in our hearts for those ‘special movies’, his ‘mannerisms’, his ‘charisma’, the songs from his movies and many unforgettable movies and the joy and ‘different experience/feelings’ we had watching them.
Thanks again !!!

😀. Great post good comments.
I second ur words. I was also wondering y the post had not yet appeared

TQ Raja saab ji. Exactly my sentiments too. Aradhana 1969 gave him that romantic image and Kati Patang 1971 confirmed all. His mesmerising charm and mannerisms were to stay and impacted us all. Rajesh Khanna ki short happy marriage and stardom donno shayad were fatefully linked.
He remains my hero whatever shortcomings that he had. Coloured my growing up years well. Stay blessed wherever you are Kaka ji.

30 Dec 2017

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