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Phir Dil Mein Dard Jaaga

Posted on: January 28, 2018


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.

This is the 200th song of N Datta as a music director in the blog.

Blog Day : 3481 Post No. : 13985

Missing Films of 1960s – 53
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Lal Lal Gaal. . .

I know I do not need to say more. Everyone is so familiar this song. And the special thing about this song? In my humble opinion, this probably is the fastest melody that any music director has got Rafi Sb to sing. The year is 1957 and the film – ‘Mr X’.

And then, this same music director, ten years later, has got the booming voice Mahendra Kapoor to sing the softest of the melodies – “Chaand Bhi Koi Deewaana Hai. . .”. The year is 1968 and the film – ‘Apna Ghar Apni Kahaani’.

Remembering N Datta – well quite late for his anniversary (both of which fell in December). And so this post has also been in the making, for well about a month.

Searching for information about him, not much details are available about his early years. So much so that multiple different web sites repeat mostly the same few sentences. They all write that he was born 1927 in Aroba, a small village in Goa. And that he ran away from home at the age of 12, and came to Bombay to learn music. Incidentally, I also came across one article online, which is based on an interview with Roop Naik, son of N Datta. The information provided by him is different from what is available everywhere else.

According to Roop Naik, his father N Datta (full name Dattaram Baburao Naik) was actually born in Bombay. He was not even two years old when his father passed away. After this tumultuous event in life, he and his mother move back to their native village, where the child Dattaram was brought up by his maternal uncle. Close to their village home, there was a temple, where weekly sittings of bhajan singing used to take place. He was quite enamoured by the ‘Abhang’ singing of these Bhajans, and never used to miss a session. During this period, he learnt to play harmonium, and would sometimes accompany the singers in the temple.

Another high point for him used to be when the travelling performing groups would visit the village. Music was very much within him, and so he was attracted by these public performances. And so, at home, he once expressed his wish to learn music. The dressing down that he received from his uncle, convinced him that his passion to learn music, and his family’s environment simply did not go together. So, at the age of 12, this young pre-teen kid, ran away from home and came to Bombay.

This period of his life, before he started getting recognition in the industry, is an unknown. No documented information is available. Lata Mangeshkar had mentioned once that she did meet him in 1946 (he would be 19 years old then), and that he was working as an assistant to a music director whose name she recalls as Kedar Shinde. The Ed. Note with this sentence observes that she probably was talking about Ramakrisna Shinde, a music director of Marathi films, who later also gave music under the pseudo name of ‘Hemant Kedar’.

The young aspirant worked as an assistant to Ghulam Haider Sb. He would also continue to participate in temple programs. He would be part of the ‘prabhat feris’, a very early morning bhjan kirtan session, that is taken out in a procession format, passing through the streets and by-lanes of a certain neighbourhood. It is said that at one of these ‘prabhat feries’, Burman Dada (SD Burman) witnessed his singing, and called upon him to know more about him and his capabilities. That started a long and fruitful collaborative partnerships, and the young Dattaram worked as an assistant in films like ‘Baazi’, ‘Bahar’, ‘Sazaa’ and ‘Ek Nazar’ (1951), ‘Jaal’ (1952), ‘Jeevan Jyoti’ (1953) and ‘Angarey’ (1954).

During the making of ‘Baazi’, Dattaram was introduced to future stalwarts like Sahir Ludhianvi and Raj Khosla, and struck lifelong friendships. When Raj Khosla got his first break as an independent director (film ‘Milaap’, 1955), he got N Datta the first assignment as an independent music director. And from that juncture onward, one sees his career got from strength to strength – ‘Marine Drive’ (1955), ‘Chandra Kanta’ (1956), ‘Hum Panchhi Ek Daal Ke’ (1957), ‘Light House (1958), ‘Sadhna’ (1958), ‘Black Cat’ (1959), ‘Dhool Ka Phool’ (1959), ‘Dharam Putra’ (1961), and more.

I have just listed a sampler. The total films listed for him are 55. Of these, about 22 films came in or before 1961. Two important points to be noted here. 1959 seems to be his most prolific year – seven films released this year, with music by him. Secondly, his friendship with Sahir Ludhianvi, got him his first assignment with the banner of BR Films. His first film with BR Chopra is ‘Sadhna’ (1958). Next, we him again with the BR banner in ‘Dhool Ka Phool’ (1959) and ‘Dharamputra’ (1961). Just the names of these films are enough indication as to how wonderfully this relationship was developing, and the team of Sahir Sb and N Datta was producing phenomenal music together.

But then, fate intervened, and quite cruelly too. Just in his mid thirties, N Datta suffered a heart attack. The episode left him out of circulation for some months. He recovered. However, besides the health issues now in life, N Datta started another battle – a fear for his own life. It made him somewhat of an introvert person. He would be very afraid for his life, because of any episode of ill health. And his work suffered too. By the time he came out this medical emergency, BR banner had moved on. Ravi had been engaged as the music director. The first outcome was ‘Gumraah’. The commercial success of this film kind of excluded N Datta from the BR brand, for all times in the future.

The quality of his work also suffered. He continued to compose, and continue to create some fabulous and memorable songs. But his work would now be confined to B/C grade films. He continued to work till 1980 – his last film released is ‘Chehre Pe Chehra’. After that, no work probably came his way. He passed away in 1987. His later years were a struggle to keep afloat.

With today’s song, I introduce this film ‘Albela Mastaana’ from 1967. The film is produced under the banner of Pragya Pictures, Bombay and is directed by BJ Patel. The star cast includes Kishore Kumar, Bhagwan, Kaveri, Kundan, Aruna Irani, Nayna, Rajan Haksar, and Asha Nadkarni amongst others. Five songs are listed for this film, all being written by Prem Dhawan.

This song is a wonderful melancholy that is sung by Asha Bhosle. The video of this film is now available. In the visual, we see Asha Nadkarni lip syncing this song on screen. A song that in as of itself, needs to placed together with such Asha Bhosle songs like “Baithe Hain Rehguzar Par. . .” and “Tujh Se Bichhde Tere Deewaane To Mar Jaayenge”. Lovely rendition, pulling at the strands of the heart.

Song – Phir Dil Mein Dard Jaaga  (Albela Mastaana) (1967) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Prem Dhawan, MD – N Dutta

Lyrics

phir dil mein dard jaaga

phir dil mein dard jaaga
phir yaad teri aayi
aaja sahi na jaaye
hum se teri judaai
phir dil mein dard jaaga

badhne laga andhera
jaane ho kab savera
palkon se aansuon ki
hum ne shama jalaai
hum ne shama jalaai
phir dil mein dard jaaga
phir yaad teri aayi
aaja sahi na jaaye
hum se teri judaai
phir dil mein dard jaaga

khamosh hai zamaana
kis se kahen fasaana
khamosh hai zamaana
kis se kahen fasaana
apni sadaa bhi ab to
deti nahin sunaai
deti nahin sunaai
phir dil mein dard jaaga
phir yaad teri aayi
aaja sahi na jaaye
hum se teri judaai
phir dil mein dard jaaga

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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फिर दिल में दर्द जागा

फिर दिल में दर्द जागा
फिर याद तेरी आई
आजा सही ना जाये
हमसे तेरी जुदाई
फिर दिल में दर्द जागा

बढ़ने लगा अंधेरा
जाने हो कब सवेरा
बढ़ने लगा अंधेरा
जाने हो कब सवेरा
पलकों से आंसुओं की
हमने शमा जलाई
हमने शमा जलाई
फिर दिल में दर्द जागा
फिर याद तेरी आई
आजा सही ना जाये
हमसे तेरी जुदाई
फिर दिल में दर्द जागा

खामोश है ज़माना
किस को कहें फसाना
खामोश है ज़माना
किस को कहें फसाना
अपनी सदा भी अब तो
देती नहीं सुनाई
देती नहीं सुनाई
फिर दिल में दर्द जागा
फिर याद तेरी आई
आजा सही ना जाये
हमसे तेरी जुदाई
फिर दिल में दर्द जागा

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