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Aji iss phaani duniya mein muhabbat ke siwa kya hai

Posted on: May 19, 2020


This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, a fellow enthusaist 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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Today’s song is from a C grade Costume film of the 50s, Aan Baan-56. It was made by D D Kashyap, under his own banner, Kashyap Productions, Bombay. Needless to mention that the film was directed by himself. Music was by Husnlal-Bhagatram, with assistance from krishan Chander. The cast of the film was Ajit, Mahipal, Nalini Jaywant, Usha Kiran, Pran, Ulhas, Manmohan Krishna and many others.

On Saturday, 16th May morning, I got a call on my Mobile. I picked it up and saw that it was flashing name of Bharatbhai and his photo. A little surprised to get his call at early morning hours, I took the call and as usual said,” Good Morning Bharat ji. Aaj subah subah yaad kiya ?” There was a pause and an unfamiliar voice said, ” Main Bharat ji ka beta baat kar raha hoon.” I knew he was ill. My mind suddenly became alert. For next 5 minutes his son was giving me details of his illness and finally he ended with those dreaded words, ” last Friday,8th May ko raat mein 1230 baje Bharatbhai ki death ho gayi “.

I was stunned. I gave my condolences to the bereaved family and kept the phone. I sat still for five minutes. Then I saw a missed call from Sadanand ji. I gave him a call. He too had got the news. We shared our thoughts and it was decided that Sadanand ji will announce this news on our WA group.

Old people parting is not unusual, but when the departed one is close to you or a family member, one does feel the pain. Bharatbhai was around 87 year old, recently he had a Hip Replacement operation and thereafter he was not well. I had spoken to him in the Hospital as well as when he came back home also. However, his going was a pinching shock.

I came to know Bharatbhai in or around 2013, through our Blog. Those days we did not have the WA group. We started exchanging songs and related matters on phone and e-mails. Then he and Nitin ji came calling to my house in early 2014, first time an Atulite visited me. I was very thrilled. I introduced my wife to them. We had deeper friendship after that. One of his friends, Mr. Chavda, stays in our building and is my friend too. During the last 7 years we visited each other’s houses many times, for meetings or otherwise also. When some important person used to visit me, I used to call him also. Thus he had met Biren Kothari, Shishir krishna Sharma, Rajnikumar Pandya, AK ji and others first time at my place only.

In 2018, he, myself and Sadanand ji visited Surat to meet Harish Raghuvanshi ji. Even in this age, his enthusiasm and memory was praiseworthy. The last we met was in Sadanand ji’s house. He missed one meeting in my house in this January, due to his health issues.

Bharat ji was Tech Savvy at this age also. He had a good collection of books. He actually xeroxed few books from his collection and gave me, on my request. Jolly and friendly Bharat ji can not be forgotten easily. Losing him is a great loss. I pray for his Eternal Peace and Attainment of Moksha !

Life goes on……

Today’s film was a routine film. The period in which such films attracted audiences had long ceased, but still some such films were made, albeit in much less numbers. Costume films had a fixed theme of story. Good and Old King, bad Vazir or close relative, beautiful daughter, her handsome singing lover, final sword fighting and all is well in the end. Same story with some ship-shaping here and there used to be presented. In this connection I remember one thing.

In 2004, a book called “Why we tell stories’, written by Christopher Booker was published. It is a book having more than 700 pages-728 pages to be exact. The book says “There are only 7 (Seven) basic plots in the whole world. They are recycled again and again in Novels, movies, Plays and Operas. These are
1.Overcoming the Monster
2.Rags to riches
3.The quest
4.Voyage and return
5.Rebirth
6.Comedy and
7.Tragedy “.

After this book was published, there was a chaos and criticism started. ‘New York Times’ also jumped in. The author coolly replied all points and stuck to his statements. If we look at Hindi films, I personally feel that what the author has said is true in our case. Only thing is that our film stories are always a clever mixture of all or some of the above points. A peculiar thing in our film industry is the ” Story Department” in some film production companies. Members of this department have Extra Para Perception and Extraordinary imagination. They can mix all 7 story elements in one ‘Khichdi’ and make a film. There are many cases where over enthusiasm on their part has killed the Box office prospects of even good films.

I quote her an example. Prakash pictures had become famous for their 2 Block buster hit films based on Ramayan stories. So when their third Ramayan film ” Ram Baan”-48 came, anxious audiences crowded the theatres, but within few days, the theatres were almost empty and the film flopped so badly that it could be called a ” super duper Flop ” ! The reason ? The story department of Prakash pictures and their wildest imaginations !

The team of Mohanlal Dave and Pt. Girish twisted the original Ramayan story so crudely (or cruelly?), that the audience could not digest it. The film showed a) Shurpankha’s swayamvar in Ravana’s darbar – which is not in Ramayana b) Sita wants in this film the Suvarn Mrig skin for NOT her Kanchuki, but as a gift to Laxman’s wife Urmila ! Too much wild imagination. c) Ravan gives his Sandals to Seeta to walk out of the Laxman Rekha…utter foolishness and finally d) Shabari goes to Rama to invite him and when he comes, introduces Hanuman and Sugriva to Rama. She describes how Ravana took Seeta to Lanka etc. Total lies !

These story department twists to Ramayana story, put Prakash Pictures to such a loss, that they came out of it only after Baiju Bawra, 4 years later. The story of film Aan Baan -56 is also a twisted form of the set pattern. Nothing really new in it. Naturally the film was not a success. The director D D Kashyap was an all rounder in films.

DHARAM DEV KASHYAP aka D.D.Kashyap was born in 1910 at Jalalpur in UP(now Uttar Pradesh,but earlier called United Province), in a middle class family without any connection to films or music. When DD came to the college in Lucknow, he was awed by the silent movies. By 1931 the Talkie started and he decided films as his career. He knew that it is only Bombay that can extend opportunities to him. Reaching Bombay, he laboriously worked up his way,doing menial jobs on the way, to the V.Shantaram camp. He was a learned man with a flair for writing, hence he got a chance to become an assistant to Munshi Aziz, while writing dialogues for AADMI-1939.(I checked the credits of Aadmi and truly his name features in the list of assistants, in the Dialogues section.) I can only imagine how he must have felt then.
Looking at his enthusiasm, Shantaram promoted him as one of his asst.Directors in PADOSI-1941. He even did a cameo role of OMKAR in Padosi.
Now he had enough experience and his first film as a Director was NAI KAHANI-1943. Then came a series of films, Chand, Nargis, Aaj ki Raat, pyar ki Jeet, Badi Behan, Kamal ke phool, Aaram, Do sitare, badnam, Naya Ghar, Shama Parwana, Aan baan, Halaku, Maya(Dev Anand film), and Dulhan ek raat ki-67.

he has also written the story of 10 o’clock-58.

He was an actor, writer, s/play writer, dialogue writer, producer as well.
Actually he produced Badi behan-a hit film, Aaram-another hit and Shama Parwana.

He died on 5-9-1988,at Bombay.

Today’s song is a duet of Asha and Mubarak Begum, which, I guess, is the only such duet. The song has a suspicious resemblance to another song from a later film – which I am unable to recollect the name now. If any reader knows, please write in comment section.


Song-Aji iss faani duniya mein muhabbat ke siwa kya hai (Aan Baan)(1956) Singers- Asha Bhonsle, Mubarak Begum, Lyrics- Qamar Jalalabadi, MD- Husnlal Bhagatram
Both

Lyrics

Aji iss faani duniya mein
muhabbat ke siwa kya hai
aji iss faani duniya mein
muhabbat ke siwa kya hai
aji chhodo jee chhodo
is muhabbat mein dhara kya hai
aji chhodo jee chhodo
is muhabbat mein dhara kya hai

aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
muhabbat gar na hoti
kyun chamak hoti sitaaron mein
aa aa aa aa
ghataayen jhoomti kyun
phool kyun khilte bahaaron mein
jo sach poochho muhabbat hi khuda hai
aur khuda kya hai
jo sach poochho muhabbat hi khuda hai
aur khuda kya hai
aji chhodo jee chhodo
is muhabbat mein dhara kya hai
aji chhodo jee chhodo
is muhabbat mein dhara kya hai

aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
qadam kaise uthhe
kaanton bhari hain pyaar ki raahen
kahin bikhre huye aansoo
kahin bikhri huyin aahen
chale jo pyaar ki raah par
unhen aakhir milaa kya hai
chale jo pyaar ki raah par
unhen aakhir milaa kya hai
aji chhodo jee chhodo
is muhabbat mein dhara kya hai
aji chhodo jee chhodo
is muhabbat mein dhara kya hai

aa aa aa aa
aa aa
aji manzil pe jab mehboob ka aa aa
deedaar hota hai ae
khabar hoti hai phir
kitaana suhaana pyaar hota hai ae ae ae
jo kaaanton se dare
phoolon ki keemat jaantaa kya hai
jo kaaanton se dare
phoolon ki keemat jaantaa kya hai
aji chhodo jee chhodo
is muhabbat mein dhara kya hai
aji chhodo jee chhodo
is muhabbat mein dhara kya hai

aa aa aa aa aa
yahi darr lag raha hai
pyaar karke dil na pachhtaaye
meri naazuk ye jawaani
dard ki duniya na ban jaaye ae
tumhi mujhko bataao
dil lagaane mein maza kya hai
tumhi mujhko bataao
dil lagaane mein maza kya hai
aji chhodo jee chhodo
is muhabbat mein dhara kya hai
aji chhodo jee chhodo
is muhabbat mein dhara kya hai

aa aa aa aa aa
idhar aao zara
ik baar dekho
meri aankhon mein
dhadak uthha hai dil
jaadoo hai kaisa teri aankhon mein

nigaahen mil gayi ab ye bata do
faisla kya hai
nigaahen mil gayi ab ye bata do
faisla kya hai
aji tum thheek kehte ho
muhabbat ke siwa kya hai
aji tum thheek kehte ho
muhabbat ke siwa kya hai

aji is faani duniya mein muhabbat ke siwa kya hai
aji is faani duniya mein muhabbat ke siwa kya hai
aji is faani duniya mein muhabbat ke siwa kya hai

8 Responses to "Aji iss phaani duniya mein muhabbat ke siwa kya hai"

Enjoyed reading this Post. About how an elderly friend’s news of death is received and sorrow shared. And also the part about “Why we tell stories”. I find most of the contributors’ on this forum tell stories very well. Simple stories, well told and touching the heart. Thanks a lot. -KS
(PS:Covid Lockdown has given me free time to read many of the posts here!).

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Kothanda ji,
Thanks for your comments.
I find your comments have started appearing here in recent times, so I welcome you here.
Most people read the posts, but refrain from commenting on them, even if they like or dislike them.I believe that comment on a post is important because it works as a feed back to the writer. Appreciative comments work as motivation and other comments work as an encouragement to do better next time.
That is why ,I welcome comments of all types.
Thanks again.
-AD

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Thanks for your reply-comment Arunkumar Deshmukh-ji. Actually, the posts started coming to my email-inbox in last 1 week or so (after many years’ gap). Don’t know how or why it stopped earlier and re-started now. So in the last few days have been reading the posts. Most of the times, I find reading the back-story is very interesting for me! … sometimes, even if the song posted about is not that interesting to me. Most of the posters here, some to do deep research of background of the Song before posting. Thanks! -KS

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Avinash Ji. We, all Atulites in this context, are grieving loss of Bharat Bhai.
As for your post, in a lighter note, if all songs are out of 7 notes, nothing surprising if stories are out of 7 basic plots/themes :))
Producer Director Nasir Hussain made almost all his movies on only one plot.
Film ‘Hum saath saath hai’ ( Rajshri) was Ramayana in disguise.
Film ‘Kalyug’ was a ‘Mahabharata’ modernized version :))
Film “Main Prem ki Diwani hoon’ is ‘ChitChor ‘ revisted.

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Satish ji,
This post is written by me. Initially there was a mistake, but soon it was corrected. Never mind.
Your comment confirms what I said in the post.
For your information, film Chitchor was itself a copy of film Paqnghat-1943.
-AD

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Oh, the mail mentioned this as a post from Avinash Ji. When I clicked on it for commenting, I missed to note the correction of the name of writer One is apt to miss it , since we scroll down straight away to comments section :))

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good afternoon Guruji
I am still upset about Bharatbhai’s passing. but as you have said life has to move on.
Just got a thought on reading your account of Bharatbhai. When he was active on Whatsapp, most of his messages used to come post 00:30 and i have asked him a few times why he sleeps so late. And he had replied at that age sleep is a little slow in coming. Then i asked him when does he wake up Answer- when Radio Ceylon starts their hindi programs. He had a fixed schedule for his waking hours.
Praying for his moksha
Going on to other matters-
I read every single post of yours and get enlightened. But today’s post was ticklish too. specially all this-
The film showed a) Shurpankha’s swayamvar in Ravana’s darbar – which is not in Ramayana b) Sita wants in this film the Suvarn Mrig skin for NOT her Kanchuki, but as a gift to Laxman’s wife Urmila ! Too much wild imagination. c) Ravan gives his Sandals to Seeta to walk out of the Laxman Rekha…utter foolishness and finally d) Shabari goes to Rama to invite him and when he comes, introduces Hanuman and Sugriva to Rama. She describes how Ravana took Seeta to Lanka etc. Total lies !
totally amused, how could anyone relish it

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Peevesie’s Mom ji,
I still feel sad about the demise of Bharatbhai.
If you read the original review of Raam Baan, by Baburao Patel in his Film India magazine, you will laugh for hours with his comments. I restricted the anomalies to only 4, but he lists about double and comments on them.
-AD

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