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Koyal boley daali se

Posted on: December 9, 2019

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8th December is the 75th birthday of Rinku or Begum Ayesha Sultana Khan who also is known by the name Sharmila Tagore. What was not known is that she was born in Hyderabad. (I didn’t know, the stalwarts of the blog may be aware). She looked so delicate and fragile in “Kashmir Ki Kali” (1964) – her Hindi debut, having debuted in Bengali in 1959 through Satyajit Ray’s “Apur Sansar”; the need to protect her from Pran must have come naturally to Shammi Kapoor. She has a super-sweet smile too with deeeep dimples that form whenever she smiles. It was not as if she excelled only in glamourous baby-doll type of roles; she was comfortable even when she played the roles of mother and daughter – Chanda/ Kajri- in Gulzar’s “Mausam” (1975). 1975 saw her in five movies “Mausam”, “Chupke Chupke”, “Faraar”, “Amanush”, “Ek Mahal Ho Sapno Ka” and the character she played in each of them were completely different from each other.

I started following her from “Chupke Chupke” and then have seen many of her movies from the 60s and 70s on various media- Doordarshan, Satellite Television, YouTube etc. Had been very impressed by her in “Kashmir Ki Kali”, “Anupama”, “Satyakam” and “Viruddh” in the recent times. She was last seen on-screen in 2010 released “Break Ke Baad”. But videos of this elegant lady can be seen on YouTube in interviews etc where she speaks of her life and career and how her sister Oindrila Tagore (Tinku) played Mini, the central child character, in Tapan Sinha’s 1957 “Kabuliwala”.

She speaks of how she was given very short sentences to speak in her first Hindi movie by Shakthi Samanta etc (saw all this on the Zee TV show ‘Jeena Isi ka Naam Hai’).

For the occasion today let us have a song from the 1971 released, K B Tilak directed “Chhoti Bahu” in which she stars with her co-star of several box-office hits – Rajesh Khanna. She paired with him in seven successful movies beginning with “Aradhana” in 1969 and following it up with Amar Prem, Chhoti Bahu, Safar, Daag, Raja Rani, Aavishkaar and Maalik. She had a good pairing with Dharmendra too beginning with Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s Anupama and Devar, Mere Humdam Mere Dost, Satyakam, Chupke Chupke, EK Mahal Ho Sapno ka and the last time we saw the pair together was in Sunny. She also had some good films with Shashi Kapoor- Waqt, Aamne Saamne, New Delhi Times, Suhana Safar etc.

Today’s song reminds me of another song with a similar theme – “Chanda hai tum mera suraj hai tu”. And also “Bada natkhat hai re Krishna Kanhaiya”, she did emote well in these song situations, we could see a lot of love for kids in those expressive eyes
“Chhoti Bahu” had six songs and debuted on the blog with he re Kanhaiyya kisko kahega tu maiyya in Kishore Kumar’s voice. The song is more or less the gist of the movie where we have Nirupa Roy as the equivalent of Devaki and Sharmila as the Yashoda of the young baby Sarika who is called either Kishan or Kanhaiya (have seen the movie ages back, should see again). This was followed by the Mohd Rafi sung ye raat hai pyaasi pyaasi. The third song posted was dulhaniya bata de ree . Today we have the fourth wherein a happy, young girl is seen playing “mother” to her favourite doll. As the movie progresses, we get to know that she cannot beget children of her own so her ‘jethani’ gives her the responsibility of being the mother to baby Sarika.
Wishing our Sharmila ‘dimpled’ Tagore a Happy Birthday.



Song-Koyal bole daali se daali bole maali se (Chhoti Bahu)(1971) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Indeewar, MD-Kalyanji Anandji


koyal bole daali se
daali bole maali se
kya boli
til ke phool tili ke daane
munne raaja bade sayaane
saari duniya dekh li munne raaja
ho munne raaja
tujhsa koi nahin
saari duniya dekhli munne raaja
tujhsa koi nahin
til ke phool tili ke daane
munne raaja bade sayaane

aa aa aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa aa aa

tu mere mann ka darpan
saathi hai akelepan ka
jaane ajaane jod liya
tujhse naata jeewan ka
atkan chatkan dahi chatokan
atkan chatkan dahi chatokan
naach dikhaa de chhoom chhana chhan
saari duniya dekhli munne raaja
ho munne raaja
tujhsa koi nahin
til ke phool tili ke daane
munne raja bade sayaane

rooth na jaana tu mujhse
duniya roothe to roothhe
yahi mel yahi khel rahe
kabhi saath na apna chhoote
bal bal jaoon munne raaja
bal bal jaoon munne raaja
thhumak thhumak chal ke aaja
saari duniya dekh li munne raaja
ho munne raaja tujhsa koi nahin
til ke phool tili ke daane
munne raja bade sayaane

aa aa aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa aa aa

jaan meri rehti hai tujh mein
tu hi jaan hai meri
ek pal tujhe na dekhoon toh
duniya ho jaaye andheri
tujh bin mera jeewan aise
tujh bin mera jeewan aise
bin khushboo ke phool ho jaise
saari duniya dekh li munne raaja
ho munne raaja tujhsa koi nahin
til ke phool tili ke daane
munne raja bade sayaane
hmmm hmmhmm
hmmmm hmmmm
hmmmm hmmhmm

3 Responses to "Koyal boley daali se"

Come to think of it, Sharmila Tagore would not have been in this movie. The role was originally to be played
by Saira Banu, who missed the only chance of pairing with Rajesh Khanna.


Good morning sir
Thank you for this interesting information. It would have been a unique pairing.
Saira Banu has paired with Amitabh Bachchan and Jeetendra and if she had been in this then it would have completed the set. She had even paired with Vinod Khanna and Vinod Mehra.


Thanks for the post Peevesie’s Mom ji and today belatedly wishing Sharmila ji a very happy birthday and a healthy and peaceful life ahead.
I don’t remember to have listened to this song earlier. Also I have not watched this movie till now. May be I have watched some part of this movie long time back when it was on TV.

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