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Chalo re doli uthhaao kahaar piya milan ki rut aayi

Posted on: July 31, 2019


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 other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of atulsongaday.me, then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

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It is that day of the year again.

The 31st of July.

A date that doesn’t need any reminder for lovers of HFM.

Of all the days in the calendar, a few stand out – and the 31st of July is one of them.

For it is the death anniversary of one of the most loved and respected figures of the Hindi film industry, Mohammad Rafi, respectfully referred to as Rafisaab.

Today on his 39th death anniversary, we on this blog, remember him with great fondness and respect.

I’ve written about Rafisaab many times here on this blog. In fact, there’s no one I have written about more than about Rafisaab.

To be honest, there really isn’t anything more for me to say that I haven’t already said before.

How I, growing up in a Kishore-dominated era, fell in love with Rafisaab’s voice.

How I’ve done all-nighters listening to Rafisaab songs, completely losing track of time.

How much I respect Rafisaab for being such a good human being, inspite of having the power to abuse his position, if he had wanted.

I’ve written about all this – and more. And I don’t want to bore readers here by repeating stuff.

Not that I get bored of writing about Rafisaab. Never. When I don’t ever get bored of listening to his voice, how can I possibly get bored of writing about him? It is such a pleasure, and an honour, to write about Rafisaab.

So whether I have any new material or not, I will write about Rafisaab – even if it is only a few lines. That is the very least I can do for someone who has given me so much joy in life. And on his Remembrance Day, I just have to write a few lines for him – to thank him for everything.

Different people make a mark in this world for different reasons. Not all leave a legacy of course, but I doubt even those who do, have any idea of the magnitude of the legacy they would leave behind. And its endurability.

I doubt Rafisaab thought about all this when he was alive. He was a simple man, happy to earn his living through the one profession that he loved, and knew he was loved for – singing. Even for that, he was humble enough to always point upwards, to God, to suggest He was to thank for everything.

Rafisaab was very soft-spoken. For all his animation while singing, he was an extremely shy person in conversation and avoided interviews. Which is also why there are very few interviews of him available out there. It is our loss, but then that was the person he was. At least we have his songs, and anecdotes of those who knew him with us.

Rafisaab was devoted to his profession – he would do riyaaz for hours. He enjoyed spending time with his family. And enjoyed playing badminton. And good food. A man who always had a smile on his lips, who never thought ill for others – on the contrary, he went out of his way to help others.

A simple man – but what a legacy!

One that he would never have imagined during his lifetime.

Even today, 39 years after he is gone, there isn’t a day when his songs are not playing on radio. There isn’t a day when HFM lovers from around the world are not listening to his songs on whatever device they have. Today, thanks to technology, we have access to music on demand.

Yes, Rafisaab has enriched the lives of millions by his sheer voice. And that, for decades. And, I am sure, will continue for decades too. Such is the love people have for Rafisaab. It transcends generations.

This is another aspect that makes me really happy for him. It is great to see young generations today, even teenagers, listen to Rafisaab’s songs. Of course, their music interests are current too – and they should be. But from what I’ve seen, many of them are still happy to listen to old HFM songs – and Rafisaab, of course. Which is why I say Rafisaab’s voice transcends generations.

In my own case, I know my next generation is also very fond of Rafisaab. My niece’s husband invariably plays Rafisaab songs in his car. Not just for me, but for himself too. Not that my niece complains. She is herself very fond of Rafisaab. 🙂 They like current songs too, but Rafisaab is a fixture in their car. Especially 1960s songs like “dil ke jharoke mein”, “pukaarta chala hoon main” and “deewana hua baadal”. I swear, I did nothing to influence them – it all happened by itself. 🙂 Actually, my niece’s father-in-law is also a Rafisaab fan, so maybe that played a role too.

Now my niece has a kid – he is not even 3, but I have a feeling he will also soon be listening to Rafisaab. 🙂

I will not be surprised if this is the story in many other families too. I hope it is – then Rafisaab’s legacy is in safe hands.

Rafisaab deserves nothing less. A person with such a divine voice, a person who had such a good heart, who did good for so many, deserves every little bit of love and respect he gets.

I always have a warm feeling, and feel energized, when I discuss, or write about, Rafisaab. His songs immediately come to my mind, THAT voice, those intonations in the rendering. I get lost, happily so, thinking about his songs.

I can keep going on and on, but then I will be repeating what I’ve written in the past. And will be boring the readers. 🙂

So I’ll just move on to the song for today.

This is from Jaani Dushman (1979). A decade right up my sleeve, given that I’m a 1970s boy. Avinashji, himself a huge Rafisaab fan, sent me the lyrics and requested me to do a write-up.

By the late 70s, Rafisaab had regained his place in public mindspace. The first half of the decade had been totally dominated by Kishore Kumar (inspite of a few Rafisaab hits). But by the mid-70s, Rafisaab began coming back. I remember Laila Majnu (1976) songs being a success. A year later, he had chartbuster hit songs in Amar Akbar Anthony (1977), Hum Kisise Kam Nahin (1977) and Apnapan (1977), to mention just three films.

And so he continued, with hits in Abdullah (1980) and Karz (1980), right until his untimely death.

Jaani Dushman (1979) was during his revival phase.

The film has the popular, foot-tapping Rafisaab-Asha Bhosle duet “tere haathon mein pehna ke chudiyaan”, but also the song of today “chalo re doli utthao kahaar” (which comes multiple times in the film, if I remember right), was popular too.

The film itself is a multi-starrer in keeping with the trend of the time. Those were the days of multi-starrers – many commercial films had two or more lead heroes and heroines. JD went a step further, and must be considered a mother of multi-starrers – it had at least 5 “heroes” – Jeetendra, Sanjeev Kumar, Vinod Mehra, Shatrughan Sinha and Sunil Dutt. And Rekha, Reena Roy, Bindiya Goswami, Neetu Singh and Sarika amongst the “heroines”. Other movies of that era that were multi-multi-starrers that come to mind are Naagin (1976) and the Burning Train (1980).

I remember seeing the film at the time, but given my pathetic memory, I don’t remember too much of it. I do remember that it was meant to be a horror film of sorts, where a monster is supposed to murder every newly-wed bride. Something like that.

The songs of the film were quite popular, and the film too did well I think.

“Chalo re doli utthao kahaar” is a background song, picturised during the bidaai of a daughter as she leaves her parents’ home. It is a typical Rafisaab song – he was very good at emotional, background songs of this type. With their ebbs and flows.

Talking of emotional, background songs, am reminded of Ravi, the composer of songs of Waqt (1965) saying he had insisted with the Chopras on Rafisaab singing “waqt se din aur raat”, though Mahendra Kapoor, and not Rafisaab, was generally their preferred singer. He had said that this song would suit Rafisaab more than anyone else.

Similarly Kalyanji Anandji picked Rafisaab to sing a couple of lines as background song in that death scene in Muqaddar Ka Sikandar (1978) – “zindagi to bewafa hai, ek din thukraayegi”. Anandji said in an interview that he was a bit embarrassed to ask Rafisaab to sing those lines, because he had no other song in the film, and it was only a couple of lines. But he wanted them to be in Rafisaab’s voice. Without the slightest ego, Rafisaab rendered those lines with his usual high standards.

L-P, ever loyal to Rafisaab, even during Kishore Kumar’s peak, used him to render the emotional background song “nafrat ki duniya ko chhod ke” of Haathi Mere Saathi (1971) even though Kishore Kumar sings the songs picturised on Rajesh Khanna.

This song for today is also an L-P composition. I request you to please listen to this song – and remember Rafisaab today.

Rafisaab, you will always be in our hearts. The years roll by, but the love and respect does not diminish one bit. For what you’ve given the world, millions are ever grateful to you.

Personally, I can’t thank you enough, hence this post as a humble tribute.

(As mentioned above, lyrics for today’s song have been provided to me by Avinashji. I thank him for providing me these lyrics).

Video

Audio

Song-Chalo re doli uthhaao kahaar piya milan ki rut aayi (Jaani Dushman)(1979) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Verma Malik, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal
Chorus

Lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)-Based on audio link

Hmm hmm hmm
Hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm
Hmm hmm hmm
Hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm

Ho o
Chalo re doli uthhaao qahaar
Piya milan ki rut aayi ee
Hmm hmm hmm
Hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm

Ho o
Chalo re doli uthhaao qahaar
Piya milan ki rut aayi ee
Pi ki nagri le jaao
Qahaar
Piya milan ki rut aayi
Chalo re doli uthhaao qahaar
Piya milan ki rut aayi
Hmm hmm hmm
Hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm

Jin nainon ki ee tu hai jyoti
Un nainon se ae barse moti
Daawaa nahin hai
koi Zor nahin hai
Beti sadaa hi paraayi hoti
Jaldi naihar se le jaao
Qahaar
Piya milan ki rut aayi
Chalo re doli uthhaao qahaar
Piya milan ki rut aayi ee

Chhaayi hai dekho hariyaali ee ee
Aayi hai rut khushiyon waali ee
Har aasha parwaan chadhi ee ee ee
Din hai Dashehra
Raat deewaali ee
Galey daal baahon ka haar
Qahaar
Piya milan ki rut aayi
Chalo re doli uthhaao qahaar
Piya milan ki rut aayi

Tan maike man teri nagariyaa
Ud jaaun main Ban ke badariyaa
Chaand nagar ko Chali chakori ee ee
Pyaasi hoon milan ki sanwariyaa
Mere sapne sajaao
Qahaar
Piya milan ki rut aayi ee
Chalo re doli uthhaao qahaar
Piya milan ki rut aayi

Sooni padi ee
Bhaiyya ki ee haveli
Vyaakul behnaa aa
Rah gayi akeli ee
Jin sang naachi
Jin sang kheli ee
Chhoot gayi wo o
Sakhi Saheli ee
Ab naa deri lagaao
Qahaar
Piya milan ki rut aayi
Chalo re doli uthhaao qahaar
Piya milan ki rut aayi
Piya milan ki rut aayi
Piya milan ki rut aayi ee

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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हं हं हं
हं हं हं हं ह
हं हं हं
हं हं हं
हं ह
हं हं हं

हो ओ
चलो रे डोली उठाओ कहार
पिया मिलन की रुत आई ई
हं हं हं
हं हं हं हं ह

हो ओ
चलो रे डोली उठाओ कहार
पिया मिलन की रुत आई ई
पि की नगरी ले जाओ
कहार
पिया मिलन की रुत आई
चलो रे डोली उठाओ कहार
पिया मिलन की रुत आई
हं हं हं
हं हं हं
हं हं ह

जिन नैनों की तू है ज्योति
उन नैनों से बरसे मोती
दावा नहीं है
कोई जोर नहीं है
बेटी सदा ही पराई होती
जल्दी नैहर से ले जाओ
कहार
पिया मिलन की रुत आई
चलो रे डोली उठाओ कहार
पिया मिलन की रुत आई ई

छायी है देखो हरियाली ई ई
आई है रुत खुशियों वाली ई
हर आशा परवान चढ़ी ई ई ई
दिन है दशहरा
रात दिवाली ई
गले डाल बाहों का हार
कहार
पिया मिलन की रुत आई
चलो रे डोली उठाओ कहार
पिया मिलन की रुत आई

तन मयके मन तेरी नगरिया
उड़ जाऊं मैं बन के बदरिया
चाँद नगर को चली चकोरी ई ई
प्यासी हूँ मिलन की सांवरिया
मेरे सपने सजाओ
कहार
पिया मिलन की रुत आई ई
चलो रे डोली उठाओ कहार
पिया मिलन की रुत आई

सूनी पड़ी ई
भैय्या की ई हवेली
व्याकुल बहना आ
रह गयी अकेली ई
जिन संग नाची
जिन संग खेली ई
छूट गयीं वो ओ
सखी सहेली ई
अब ना देरी लगाओ
कहार
पिया मिलन की रुत आई
चलो रे डोली उठाओ कहार
पिया मिलन की रुत आई
पिया मिलन की रुत आई
पिया मिलन की रुत आई ई

12 Responses to "Chalo re doli uthhaao kahaar piya milan ki rut aayi"

Hullo Rajaji
Such an emotion-filled write up for an emotional song. A song that manages to bring a quiver in the voice.
Congrats that you have the next generation of Rafi fans in your home
Your today’s post is a little hatke in that you have also inserted anecdotes from those who were associates of Rafisaab.
I recall seeing a video on YouTube where Jeetendra has spoke about Rafisaab’s dildaari during the making of Deedar-e-Yaar.
Thank you! Avinashji for helping with the lyrics.

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audio

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Thanks Raja Saab for dedicating the theme song of movie to pay tribute to the beloved singer RAFI SAAB.

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The song has one more stanza probably not released on record version only picturised for film, enjoyed at duration from 01:47:59 to 01:50:11 at movie link :

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Lyrics for 5th stanza

Waah! taqdeer ke likhne waale
tere hain insaaf niraale
jinse dulhaniya bichhad rahi hai
wohi bane hain ab rakhwaale
mujhe na tadpaao kahaar
piya mmmilan ki rut aayee
chalo re doli uthaao kahaar
piya milan ki rut aayee

वाह! तकदीर के लिखने वाले
तेरे हैं इन्साफ निराले
जिनसे दुल्हनिया बिछड़ रही है
वो ही बने हैं अब रखवाले
मुझे ना तडपाओ कहार
पिया मिलन की रुत आई
चलो रे डोली उठाओ कहार
पिया मिलन की रुत आई

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Thanks for the details,
This stanza along with lyrics in both Script and timings of all the part in the order of their appearance on the screen and the respective lyrics were also sent and available, but that note was not added to the text.
Thanks and regards,

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Raja Ji,
Thanks for the lovely post on Mohd Rafi. It is a pleasure to read any amount of adulatory posts on Rafi Ji. There will not be another Rafi fora long long time.

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Well, I have to say some thing related to this song and the post…
I start with thanking Raja Saab for accepting my request to consider this song for his post.
@Raja Saab
It is always a great pleasure and satisfaction to read your posts on Rafi Saab. Thanks for this post once again. I liked it very much 🙂
I had been waiting to see this song on the blog every since I get associated with this blog. But in between I thought it had been posted which was due to my confusion and the initial ignorance of the various options on the blog – to check if a song has been posted or not.
The reason for the confusion follows in separate comment.
regards,

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Regarding one more stanza of this song and appearance of other parts of this song in the movie;
So far, all online resources have four stanza of this song and most of the places (that I checked have lyrics also for the four stanzas only.
However, this following one part/stanza is not mentioned anywhere and I have neither found it included in any of the audio/videos that I have checked while preparing the lyrics of this song.
This part/stanza is actually the fourth stanza of the song appearing in order on the screen and this is played on Bindiya Goswami’s doli in the movie.
Following is the readings (timings) of this full song and its duration as it is played in the movie (available online) … (which follows after the Devnagri Script lyrics of this stanza);
Chalo re doli uthhaao qahaar
Piya milan ki rut aayi
Chalo re doli uthhaao qahaar
Piya milan ki rut aayi ee
(sobbing sound)
Waah… taqdeer ke likhne waale
Tere hain ae ae ae insaaf niraale
Jin se dulhaniyaa aa aa aa
Bichhad rahi hai
Wo hi bane hai ae ae ae
Ab rakhwaale ae
Mujhe na tadpaao
Qahaar
Piya milan ki rut aayi
Chalo re doli uthhaao qahaar
Piya milan ki rut aayi ee
(Lyrics of above stanza in Devnagri Script)
चलो रे डोली उठाओ कहार
पिया मिलन कि रुत आई
चलो रे डोली उठाओ कहार
पिया मिलन कि रुत आई ई
(रोने की आवाज़)
वाह … तकदीर के लिखने वाले
तेरे हैं ए ए ए इन्साफ निराले
जिन से दुल्हनिया आ आ आ
बिछड़ रही है
वो ही बने है ए ए ए
अब रखवाले ए
मुझे ना तडपाओ
कहार
पिया मिलन कि रुत आई
चलो रे डोली उठाओ कहार
पिया मिलन कि रुत आई ई

(In the video links available the antaras are played switching over the actual videos in the movie and since this song is played in the background it is matching with all the videos)
MOHD RAFI, Chorus
(1st version – Actress – Aruna Irani- 00:12:40 to 00:13:20)
Chalo re doli uthhaao qahaar
Piya milan ki rut aayi ee
Chalo re doli uthhaao qahaar
Piya milan ki rut aayi ee
Pi ki nagri le jaao
Qahaar
Piya milan ki rut aayi
Chalo re doli uthhaao qahaar
Piya milan ki rut aayi ee

(00:13:35 to 00:14:06)
Tan maike man teri nagariyaa
Ud jaaun main
Ban ke badariyaa
Chaand nagar ko
Chali chakori ee ee
Pyaasi hoon milan ki sanwariyaa
Mere sapne sajaao
Qahaar
Piya milan ki rut aayi ee

(2nd version – Actress – Sarika- 00:41:30 to 00:43:32)
Hmm hmm hmm
Hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm
Hmm hmm hmm
Hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm
Ho o
Chalo re doli uthhaao qahaar
Piya milan ki rut aayi ee
Pi ki nagri le jaao
Qahaar
Piya milan ki rut aayi
Chalo re doli uthhaao qahaar
Piya milan ki rut aayi
Hmm hmm hmm
Hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm
Jin nainon ki ee tu hai jyoti
Un nainon se ae barse ae moti
Daawaa nahin hai koi
Chor nahin hai
Beti sadaa hi paraayi hoti
Jaldi naihar se le jaao
Qahaar
Piya milan ki rut aayi
Chalo re doli uthhaao qahaar
Piya milan ki rut aayi
Hmm hmm hmm
Hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm
Hmm hmm hmm …

(3rd version – Actress – Neetu Singh – 01:14:00 to 01:15:47)
Chalo re doli uthhaao qahaar
Piya milan ki rut aayi
Chalo re doli uthhaao qahaar
Piya milan ki rut aayi ee
(dialogues)
Sooni padi ee
Bhaiyya ki ee haveli
Vyakool behnaa aa
Rah gayi akeli ee
Jin sang naachi ee ee
Jin sang kheli ee
Chhoot gayi wo o
Sakhi Saheli ee
(sobbing sound)
Ab naa deri lagaao
Qahaar
Piya milan ki rut aayi
Chalo re doli uthhaao qahaar
Piya milan ki rut aayi
Piya milan ki rut aayi

(4th version – Actress – Bindiya Goswami – 01:47:59 to 01:50:11)
Chalo re doli uthhaao qahaar
Piya milan ki rut aayi
Chalo re doli uthhaao qahaar
Piya milan ki rut aayi ee
(sobbing sound)
Waah… taqdeer ke likhne waale
Tere hain ae ae ae insaaf niraale
Jin se dulhaniyaa aa aa aa
Bichhad rahi hai
Wo hi bane hai ae ae ae
Ab rakhwaale ae
Mujhe na tadpaao
Qahaar
Piya milan ki rut aayi
Chalo re doli uthhaao qahaar
Piya milan ki rut aayi ee

(5th version – Actress – Reena Roy- 02:18:18 to 02:20:19)
Ho o
Chalo re doli uthhaao qahaar
Piya milan ki rut aayi ee
Pi ki nagri le jaao
Qahaar
Piya milan ki rut aayi
Chalo re doli uthhaao qahaar
Piya milan ki rut aayi ee
Chhaayi hai dekho hariyaali ee ee
Aayi hai rut khushiyon waali ee
Har aasha parwaan chadhi ee ee ee
Din hai Dashehra
Raat diwaali ee
Galey daal baahon ka haar
Qahaar
Piya milan ki rut aayi
Chalo re doli uthhaao qahaar
Piya milan ki rut aayi ee
Ho o
Chalo re doli uthhaao qahaar
Piya milan ki rut aayi ee
Hmm mm
Hmm mm
Ho o o o
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Great Sir, mazaa aa gaya. What a style of presentation with proper timing and characters. Please include this portion in the covering write-up and update lyrics also.

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Finally, able to locate full audio on YT :

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Initially when I was a newcomer on this blog I had read in the following post that this song ‘chalo re doli uthhaao’ has already been covered by Atul ji;
https://atulsongaday.me/2009/02/08/babul-kaun-ghadi-ye-yi/

so i thought this songs as ‘posted’, however later i came to know that this has not been posted yet and the song Atul ji mentioned should have been the song ‘Doli chadh ke dulhan sasuraal chali’ (which he posted a day before the ‘Umang’ song – https://atulsongaday.me/2009/02/07/doli-chadhke-dulhan-sasuraal-chali/).
However later on I forgot where I read this and thought that may be the song from ‘Jaani Dushman’ was also posted and sometimes the links on the pages are missing 🙂 .
Again, as time passed I forgot all, but finally I am happy that this song ‘Chalo re Doli uthhaao Kahaar’ is on the blog now:)
Atul ji can also make the necessary correction in the post from ‘Umang-1970’ – ‘Baabul kaun ghadi ye aayi…
After two weeks in the same month of Feb’2009 Atul ji posted another ‘bidaayi’ song – ‘Baabul ki duaayen let ji’ here 🙂
https://atulsongaday.me/2009/02/22/babul-ki-duaayen-leti-ja/

This is all for the story of ‘bidaayi’ songs for now… our journey continues 🙂

thanks and regards,

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