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Aaj rapat jaaye to hamen na uthhaiyyo

Posted on: March 27, 2020


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Blog Day: 4270 Post No.: 15499

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2010-2020) – Song No. 14
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In my personal opinion, “Namak Halaal”(1982) is one movie that had come at a critical juncture in the history of HFM and also in my personal life as well. 1982 was a time when the golden era of HFM was over. Songs and also movies were plainly becoming ridiculously rubbish. This was my personal opinion and many others shared this view.

But common people, what is often described as the LCD (Lowest common denominator) could not care less. This section of moviegoers, who are not much into thinngs like class, taste etc and are more into instant gratification loved whatever was being dished at that time.

And what was that ? That was disco. Most of them mindless, brainless kind of it. Standard formula of those days was to fill the movie with a few loud disco music where lyrics did not matter much. The lyricist only had to fit in a few arbitrary words including the word Disco, and the lyrics was done. Music director had an easier time. They only had to lift tunes of disco music from west. This lifting was shameless and blatant, without giving any credit to the original composer , and obviously without buying its rights.

The person who was almost singlehandedly responsible for this rot was Bappi Lahiri.

But Bappi Lahiri was not always like that. He started his career in mid 1970s and created some veryfine compositions. His music was so catchy that I often mistook his composition for R D Burman compositions, which is real high praise for a music director. It was he who composed such catchy and often iconic songs such as Chalte chalte mere ye geet yaad rakhna(Chalte Chalte)(1976), Aali re aali re Holi(Zakhmee)(1975), Pyaar maanga hai tumhi se(College Girl)(1978), Maana ho tum behad haseen (Toote Khilone) , Haan pahli baar ik ladki mera haath pakadkar (Aur Kaun), Hamse nazar to milaao (Ikraar), Tumhaaraa pyaar chaahiye mujhe jeene ke liye (Manokaamna) etc.

The problem with these tunes was that most of these tunes were class but these movies and its songs often went unnoticed. As a result, Bappi Lahiri’s career was going nowhere. So he finally decided that “to hell with class. I will compose music that sells.” So he started creating plagiarised disco songs. These songs were so popular that the entire music industy was forced to copy his disco music. And that sounded the death knell for the golden era of HFM.

Ironically, Bappi Lahiri kept producing some classy compositions even during the post Goolden era. My simple observation is that he did so when he used golden era singers in movies of golden era directors. On rest of the occasions, when mediocre producers and directors along with mediocre starcast was used, Bappi Lahiri would produce mediocre plagiarised music, and he would insist on giving playback for the hero in such movies.

“Namak Halaal”(1982) was directed by a golden era director namely Prakash Mehra. This movie, which was produced by Satyendra Pal for Chaudhary Enterprises, Bombay was a A grade movie with top stars of the day. Amitabh Bachchan was the hero. Others in the movie were Waheeda Rehman, Shashi Kapoor, Parveen Babi, Smita Patil, Satyen Kappu, Ashalata, Harish, Chandrashekhar, Dev Kumar, R S Chopra, Tuntun, Asha Chandra, Aazaad, Bob Cristo, Viju Khote, Jinder Walia, Nandita Thakur, Ram Sethi, Ranjeet Sood, Om Prakash, Ranjeet etc, with special appearances by Suresh Oberoi and Kamal Kapoor.

I had watched this movie by bunking my college (so what is new 🙂 ). Being a movie goer of high standards, I did not like the movie much. Having watched the movie, I went to the college the next day in what was the college recreation room which has facilities for indoor games like carrom board, TT etc. Some sports magazines were also available there.

There a few staff were playing carrom. While playing it, one of the staff, who had watched the movie, animatedly described the movie in glowing terms to his colleagues, leaving others suitably impressed and overwhelmed. He certainly made them eager to watch the song. I was listening to the discussion and I too got inflenced and realised that the movie was not all that bad that I had thought. This movie indeed was fun to watch. subsequently, I have watched parts of this movie and realised that this movie has some parts that have become all time classic scenes. For instance, there is this scene where hotel manager (played by Ranjeet) asks hairon Singh (played by Amitabh Bachchan) if he can speak English. The scene that follows can amuse movie goers even today. It is this movie that gave us a classic dialogue- “Moochhen ho to Nathhulal jaisi warna na hon.”

The movie had five songs in it. These songs had the golden era singers in it. Kishore Kumar sang for Amitabh Bachchan and his singing made all the difference. No one else could have sung these songs with so much energy, verve and midas touch. And the picturisation of these songs were fantastic. There are cases when poor picturisation destroys the effect of a great song. But that is not the case in this movie. all the songs have been picturised superbly. watching the picturisation of these songs is a highly entertaining and fulfilling experience.

Four of these songs have been covere in the past. Here are the details of the songs already covered in the blog:-

S N Song Song number in blog Date of posting
1 Pag ghunghroo baandh Meera naachi thi 143 11-Oct-2008
2 Jawaan jaaneman haseen dilruba 2364 27-Mar-2010
3 Raat baaqi baat baaqi 8622 1-Sep-2013
4 Thhodi si jo pee li hai 14951 23-Mar-2019

One can see that the previous song from the movie was covered more that one year ago. After covering that song, I had become aware that only one song from the movie remained. But this song was such a song that it deserved a befitting writeup, and that required time. And I for some reason or the other was not able to find time for a writeup.

So I kept dilly dallying and things kept getting delayed. Finally a time came when I was informed that “Namak Halaal”(1982) becomes eligible for the blog ten year challenge. I informed other potential writers- “Dont dare touch it. It is my song.” 🙂

So here I am, finally forced to bring thing song onboard in the blog.

This song “aaj rapat jaaye to hamen na uthhaiyo” is a rain song extraordinaire. And it becomes so because it had been sung with gusto by Kishore Kumar and Asha Bhonsle. It is difficult to think of any other singers who could have sung this song with this much aplomb.

The song was picturised on Amitabh Bachchan and Smita Patil as a rain song. In rain songs, the actors , especially the lady gets dangerously wet. This song is one of the most dangerously wet sari song of them all. We are aware of several occasions when censors have ordered that songs be deleted because they found the picturisation as objectionable. Some examples being Balmaa khuli hawaa mein (Kashmir Ki Kali) and Jaata kahaan hai deewaane sab kuchh yahaan hai sanam (CID). Censors found the depiction of the female character objectionable in these songs. So these songs were deleted from the movie. Only their audio remain. and I need not tell you how popular these songs are.

When I posted the previous song from the movie, which was Thhodi si jo pee li hai , and which happened to be posted on 3900th day of the blog, our beloved Khyati jee censured me as well as Sudhir jee.

Congratulations Atulji and team on reaching this milestone.
I am thinking what kind of spell ASAD is under recently? Aap nashe waali baat kar rahe ho, seedhe shaade Sudhurbhai pichkaari maarne ki baat kar rahe hai… Just concerned or rather worried. 😉
Regards
Khyati

My comment was:

Agla jo gaana bacha hua hai is movie ka, that will increase your anxiety about us even more. That song is- aaj rapat jaaye. 🙂 🙂

Khyati jee commented

That song should be played/posted behind the curtain. Bachhon pe bura asar padega. 😉

The picturisation of this song is indeed like that. Fortunately Indian censors had become more liberal since the days of 1950s and 1960s and this song passed muster with the censors. The fact that this movie was directed by a heavyweight diirector and starred the biggest star of the day, who also had strong political connections must have certainly helped.

So, here is this song, the fifth and final song from “Namak Halaal”(1982). as part of blog ten year challenge. With this song, all the songs of “Namak Halaal”(1982) have been covered and this movie thus joins the list of movies that have been YIPPEED in the blog.

Devnagri script lyrics are provided by Avinash Scrapwala, a person who keeps an eagle eye on “blog ten year challenge” opportunities. 🙂

Video

Audio

Song-Aaj rapat jaaye to hamen na uthhaiyyo (Namak Halal)(1982) Singers-Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Anjaan, MD-Bappi Lahiri

Lyrics

aaj rapat jaayen to hamen na uthhaiyyo
aaj phisal jaayen to hamen na uthhaiyyo
hamen jo uthhaiyo to o
hamen jo uthhaiyyo to
khud bhi rapat jaiyo
haan khud bhi phisal jaiyo
aaj rapat
aa ha aaj rapat jaayen to hamen na uthhaiyyo

barsaat mein thhi kahaan baat aisi
pehli baar barsi barsaat aisi
barsaat mein thhi kahaan baat aisi
pehli baar barsi barsaat aisi
kaisi ye hawa chali
ha
paani mein aag lagi
ha
jaane kya pyaas jagi re ae
bheega ye tera badan
ha
jagaaye meethi chubhan
ha
nashe mein jhume ye mann re
kahaan hoon main
mujhe bhi ye hosh nahin aa

ha ha ho ho ha ha ho ho
aaj behak jaayen to hosh na dilaiyo
aaj behak jaayen to hosh na dilaiyo
hosh jo dilaiyo to o
hosh jo dilaiyo to
khud bhi behak jaiyo
aaj rapat
aa ha aaj rapat jaayen to
hame na uthhaiyyo

baadal mein bijli baar baar chamke
dil mein mere aaj pehli baar chamke
baadal mein bijli baar baar chamke
dil mein mere aaj pehli baar chamke

haseena dari dari
ha
baahon mein simat gayi
ha
seene se lipat gayi re ae
tujhe to aaya maza
ha
tujhe to soojhi hansi
haa
meri to jaan phasi re
jaan e jigar kidhar chali
nazar churaa ke
aa ha ho ho ha ha o ho
baat ulajh jaaye to aaj na suljhaiyo
baat ulajh jaaye to aaj na suljhaiyo
baat jo suljhaiyo to o o
baat jo suljhaiyo to
khud bhi ulajh jaiyo

aaj rapat
aa ha aaj rapat jaayen to
hame na uthhaiyo

baadal se chham chham sharaab barse
saanwri ghata se shabaab barse
baadal se chham chham sharaab barse
ho saanwri ghata se shabaab barse
boondon ki baji paayal
ha
ghata ne chhedi ghazal
ha
ye raat gayi machal re ae
dilon ke raaz khule
ha
fiza mein rang ghule
ha
jawaan dil khulke miley re ae
hona thhaa jo hua wahi
abb darna kya
aa ha
o ho aa ha ho ho
aaj doob jaayen to hamen na bachaiyo
aaj doob jaayen to hamen na bachaiyo

hamen jo bachaiyo to o o
hamen jo bachaiyo to
khud bhi doob jaiyo
aaj rapat
aa ha aaj rapat jaayen to
hame na uthhaiyo
aaj phisal jaayen to hamen na uthhaiyo
aa ha
o ho
aa ha
o ho

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Devnagri script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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अरे अरे अरे
ना ना ना ना
ना ना ना ना आ

आज रपट जाएँ तो
हमें ना उठैय्यो
आज फिसल जाएँ तो
हमें ना उठैय्यो
हमें जो उठैय्यो तो ओ
हमें जो उठैय्यो तो
खुद भी रपट जैय्यो
हाँ
खुद भी फिसल जैय्यो
आज रपट
आ हा
आज रपट जाएँ तो
हमें ना उठैय्यो ओ

बरसात में थी कहाँ बात ऐसी
पहली बार बरसी बरसात ऐसी
बरसात में थी कहाँ बात ऐसी
पहली बार बरसी बरसात ऐसी
कैसी ये हवा चली
हाँ
पानी में आग लगी
हाँ
जाने क्या प्यास जगी रे ए
भीगा ये तेरा बदन
हा
जगाये मीठी चुभन
हा
नशे में झूमें ये मन रे ए
कहाँ हूँ मैं
मुझे भी ये होश नहीं आज

आ हा
ओ हो
आ हा
ओ हो
आज बहक जाएँ तो होश न दिलैय्यो
आज बहक जाएँ तो होश न दिलैय्यो
होश जो दिलैय्यो तो ओ ओ
होश जो दिलैय्यो तो
खुद भी बहक जैय्यो
आज रपट
आ हा
आज रपट जाएँ तो
हमें ना उठैय्यो ओ

बादल में बिजली बार बार चमके
दिल में मेरे आज पहली बार चमके
बादल में बिजली बार बार चमके
दिल में मेरे आज पहली बार चमके

हसीना डरी डरी
हा
बाहों में सिमट गयी
हा
सीने से लिपट गयी रे
तुझे तो आया मज़ा
हा
तुझे तो सूझी हंसी
हा
मेरी तो जान फँसी रे ए
जान जिगर किधर चली
नज़र चुरा के
आ हा
ओ हो
आ हा
ओ हो
बात उलझ जाए तो
आज ना सुलझैय्यो
बात उलझ जाए तो
आज ना सुलझैय्यो
बात जो सुलझैय्यो तो
खुद भी उलझ जैय्यो

आज रपट
आ हा
आज रपट जाएँ तो
हमें ना उठैय्यो ओ

बादल से छम छम
शराब बरसे
सांवरी घटा से
शबाब बरसे ए

बादल से छम छम
शराब बरसे ए
ओ सांवरी घटा से
शबाब बरसे ए

बूंदों की बजी पायल
हा
घटा ने छेदी ग़ज़ल
हा
ये रात गयी मचल रे ए
दिलों के राज़ खुले ए
हा
फिजा में रंग घुले ए
हा
जवान दिल खुलके मिले रे ए
होना था जो हुआ वही
अब डरना क्या
आ हा
ओ हो
आ हा
ओ हो
आज डूब जाए तो
हमें न बचैय्यो
आज डूब जाए तो
हमें न बचैय्यो

हमें जो बचैय्यो तो ओ ओ ओ ओ
हमें जो बचैय्यो तो
खुद भी डूब जैय्यो
आज रपट
आ हा
आज रपट जाएँ तो
हमें ना उठैय्यो
आज फिसल जाएँ तो
हमें ना उठैय्यो
आ हा
ओ हो
आ हा
ओ हो

6 Responses to "Aaj rapat jaaye to hamen na uthhaiyyo"

Let us YYIIPPEEEE to Namak Halal.
But Atulji, Nathulal was Mukri in Sharaabi. So his mooche was there in that movie. Not here in Namak Halal.
And suddenly rate of posting has picked up. Congratulations to that too

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another link to the news item , which throws light on Smita Patil`s view on this rain dance performance:
https://www.newscrab.com/article/lifestyle/smita-patil-wept-bitterly-after-shooting-this-scene-with-amitabh-know-why-16134

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For me, same old query How come this was this not posted earlier.?
I did like ‘Namak Halaal’ ( as a masala entertainer, mostly because of Amitabh Bachchan) and its songs.

Like

YIPPEEEE!! Another movie joins YIPPEEEE!! Land :).

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Let us YYIIPPEEEE to Namak Halal.
But Atulji, Nathulal was Mukri in Sharaabi. So his mooche was there in that movie. Not here in Namak Halal.
And suddenly rate of posting has picked up. Congratulations to that too

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