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Raat Basanti Main Raswanti

Posted on: February 20, 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.

Blog Day : 3504 Post No. : 14080

Missing Films of 1960s – 60
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The debut film for today is ‘Bhakt Prahlad’, the quintessential historical / mythological saga that has been repeated so often across the decades. I would say that, along with the tale of Raja Harishchandra, the story of Bhakt Prahlad probably forms the most times filmed pair of historical / mythological tales. As per Geet Kosh, the story of Bhakt Prahlad has been presented on the silver screen no less than six times – the years in chronological order being 1932, 1934, 1946, 1959, 1965 and 1967. Besides this set of films in Hindi, this tale has also been a subject of many other films released in regional cinema.

The 1965 version of this film was produced under the banner of Madan Movies, Bombay, and is directed by Kamal Sharma. The star cast consists of the following, Anjali, Bablu, BM Vyas, Malika, Sheikh, Rajkumar, Helen, Jeevankala, Ravi Kumar, Ramesh, Mohan Modi, Raja Saleem, Nazeer Kashmiri, Dalda, Maqbool, Pal Sharma, and Jagdish Vyas etc.

The film has eight songs listed in the Geet Kosh. All the songs have been penned by Bharat Vyas. The music direction is by BN Bali (aka Baldev Nath Bali). The song is sung by Asha Bhosle.

I have heard this song, long long back, and then I have not heard it for many years. Today, as I started search for an appropriate song, I came across this one. To start with the words did not ring a bell, and I simply clicked on to play. And as it started to play, the song came alive in the mind along with the memories of radio listening days.

The song is a seduction song, of course presented in a very sober and decent manner. The words and the year remind me of another similar seduction song which is from the 1965 film ‘Jewel Thief’ – “Raat Akeli Hai Bujh Gaye Diye. . .”. As I continued to listen, the second antaraa reminded me of another song from the same year. The film – ‘Mere Sanam’ and the song “Ye Hai Reshmi Zulfon Ka Andhera. . .”. Interestingly, all the three songs have been rendered by Asha Bhosle. And I am wondering – same year, three different songs from different films, all in the same genre. The subject matter i.e. seduction, is the same; but the treatment is literally ages apart. Hmmm. . . gives me an idea for a series on seduction songs; let me see if I can muster up enough songs to do a complete series.

But regardless, listen to and enjoy this gem of a song from an obscure film, reviving memories of a wonderfully melodic era.

 

Song – Raat Basanti Main Raswanti  (Bhakt Prahlad) (1965) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Bharat Vyas, MD – BN Bali

Lyrics

jogi..ee..ee..ee

jogi..ee..ee..ee

raat basanti
main raswanti
laai hoon roop anmol re
jogi ab to aankhen khol re
ho oo oo oo
raat basanti
main raswanti
laai hoon roop anmol re
jogi ab to aankhen khol re
ho oo oo oo
raat basanti

dekh wo chanda ras barsaaye
dekh wo chanda ras barsaaye
dekh pawan lehraaye
ye chaandi ki jhilmil kirnen
ye chaandi ki jhilmil kirnen
tan mein chubh chubh jaayen
[. . .]
raat basanti
main raswanti
laai hoon roop anmol re
jogi ab to aankhen khol re
hoye hoye hoye hoye hoye
raat basanti

dekh lachakti gori baahen
dekh lachakti gori baahen
dekh thirakte naina
ghunghat palat jo lat bikhra doon
ghunghat palat jo lat bikhra doon
din ban jaaye raina
ho oo oo oo
raat basanti
main raswanti
laai hoon roop anmol re
jogi ab to aankhen khol re
ho oo oo oo
raat basanti

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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जोगी॰॰ई॰॰ई॰॰ई॰॰ई

जोगी॰॰ई॰॰ई॰॰ई॰॰ई

रात बसंती
मैं रसवन्ती
लाई हूँ रूप अनमोल रे
जोगी अब तो आँखें खोल रे
हो ओ ओ ओ
रात बसंती
मैं रसवन्ती
लाई हूँ रूप अनमोल रे
जोगी अब तो आँखें खोल रे
हो ओ ओ ओ
रात बसंती

देख वो चंदा रस बरसाए
देख वो चंदा रस बरसाए
देख पावन लहराए
ये चाँदी की झिलमिल किरणें
ये चाँदी की झिलमिल किरणें
तन में चुभ चुभ जाएँ
[॰ ॰ ॰]
रात बसंती
मैं रसवन्ती
लाई हूँ रूप अनमोल रे
जोगी अब तो आँखें खोल रे
होए होए होए होए होए
रात बसंती

देख लचकती गोरी बाहें
देख लचकती गोरी बाहें
देख थिरकते नैना
घूँघट पलट जो लट बिखरा दूँ
घूँघट पलट जो लट बिखरा दूँ
दिल बन जाये रैना
हो ओ ओ ओ
रात बसंती
मैं रसवन्ती
लाई हूँ रूप अनमोल रे
जोगी अब तो आँखें खोल रे
हो ओ ओ ओ
रात बसंती

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