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This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, 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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4365 Post No. : 15694

#the Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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# Bhoole-Bisre Geet # 94 # Kalyanji-Anandji – Year 1975
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Today 30th June 2020 is 92nd birth anniversary of Kalyanjibhai Virjibhai Shah (30 June 1928 – 24 August 2000) of the great music director duo Kalyanji-Anandji.

On this occasion as a tribute to him here is a song from the ‘1975’ movie ‘Rafoo Chakkar’. I vaguely remember to have watched this movie with my parents and brothers in my childhood. I was just around seven years old then (considering the date of release of this movie). However, the songs of this movie have always remained in my memory. I think they were very popular in those years and were frequently heard on loud speakers and radio. Particularly the songs ‘chhuk chhuk chhak chhak Bombay se Baroda tak’, ‘tumko mere dil ne’, ‘kisi pe dil agar aa jaaye to kya hota hai’, ‘dil lena buri balaa hai’, ‘ae zamaane tu kar le sitam pe sitam’…

Almost all songs from this movie were good and I have a big nostalgia of the songs of this movie. So, when I became a member of this blog I had shared a couple of songs, and one of them ‘tumko mere dil ne’ was posted on 21.01.2014 (much later according to me, because when I joined the blog I always thought all songs of the seventies must be already there . 🙂

‘Tum ko mere dil ne’ has always been my big favorite and so is ‘kisi pe dil agar’ but then there is one more song from this movie which brings back memories for me and I am going to present this song today.
And since this song was pending since 2013, I thought I should go with it instead of taking another song when I was thinking of a post on this occasion today. All these years this song has been in my dormant memory associated with the name of this movie ‘Rafoo Chakkar’. I have no recollection of having watched this movie again either in theatre or on TV channels. I have only watched a couple of its songs on TV. I may have watched parts of this movie when it was being aired on TV.

“Rafoo Chakkar-1975’ was a presentation from the ‘House of Nadiadwala’. It was produced by I.A. Nadiadwala for ‘M.I. Films Pvt Ltd’. This movie was directed by Narinder Bedi.

Ajay Kumar was the chief assistant director while assistant director was Kapil Kapoor. Raj Bedi was the dialogue director.

Story of this movie was written by Jayant Dharmadhikari, whereas the dialogues were written by Kadar Khan. K.K. Shukla had written the screenplay of this movie.

Editing of this movie was done by Babubhai Thakkar.

It had Rishi Kapoor, Neetu Singh, Rajindernath, Faryal, Asrani, Master Chikkoo with Paintal, Madan Puri, Anwar Hussain, Sulochana, Mumtaz Begum, Shetty, Viju Khote, Shamim, Surender Shetty, K.N. Singh, Sudhir, Bhagwan, MacMohan, Man Mohan, Habib, Jankidas, M. Rajan, Tiwari, Mohan Sherry, Hiralal, Rajan Haksar, Goga, Dalpat, Sapru and Kamran.

Lyrics were written by Gulshan Bawra and music was composed by Kalyanji-Anandji.

Asha Bhonsle, Usha Mangeshkar, Shailendra Singh, Kanchan, Mahesh Kumar and Aziz Nazan were the playback singers who had given their voices to the songs in this movie.

Jaikumar conducted the music while Frank Fernand was the arranger and Babla was the assistant in music of this movie.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 02.01.1975.

In 1975 there were a ‘dozen’ of movies where Kalyanji-Anandji had composed the music for them. Here is the list;

Sno. Title Year Passed by Censor Board Lyricist Represented on the Blog</
1 Anokhaa 1975 02.04.1975 Indeewar, Sawan Kumar N
2 Apne Dushman 1975 19.11.1975 Verma Malik, Qamar Jalalabadi N
3 Bhoolaa Bhatkaa 1975 13.10.1975 Anand Bakshi
4 Chori Mera Kaam 1975 30.04.1975 Verma Malik Yes/Yippeeee’ed
5 Dharmaatmaa 1975 30.04.1975 Indeewar Y
6 Do Thug 1975 05.12.1975 Rajinder Krishan N
7 Faraar 1975 11.11.1975 Rajinder Krishan Y
8 Himaalaya Se Ooncha 1975 15.04.1975 Indeewar Y
9 Monto 1975 15.05.1975 Verma Malik
10 Rafoo Chakkar 1975 02.01.1975 Gulshan Bawra Y
11 Uljhan 1975 31.10.1975 M.G. Hashmat Y
12 Zoro 1975 31.10.1975 Verma Malik

None of the songs of this movie “Rafoo Chakkar-1975” make it to the annual list of ‘Binaca Geetmala’ of that year. And only two compositions of Kalyanji-Anandji featured in that year’s list one from the previous years’ release ‘Haath Ki Safaai-1974’ i.e. ‘waadaa kar le sajnaa’ at number six and another from the movie ‘Dharmaatma-1975’ which was ‘tere chehre mein wo jaadu hai’ at number thirty-one.

The title song of ‘Uljhan-1975’ figured at number eleven in the annual list of ‘Binaca Geetmala-1976’.

Let us now enjoy the today’s song which is sung by Aziz Nazan and Kanchan. On screen Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh are lip syncing the voices of Aziz Nazan and Kanchan whereas we can see Rajindernath, Paintal, Sulochana, Mumtaz Begum and many others in the picturization of this song.
Rishi Kapoor, Neetu Singh, Rajindernath and Paintal are performing ‘hippies’ in disguise (not for viewers) to get release of the captivated Sulochana and Mumtaz Begum.

Video

Audio (Full)

Song-Bhajan binaa chain naa aaye Raam(Rafoo Chakkar)(1975) Singers-Aziz Naaazaan, Kanchan, Lyrics-Gulshan Baawra, MD-Kalyanji Anandji
chorus

Lyrics

dekh ke tu pinjare mein panchhi ee ee ee ee
kaahe ko muskaaye
hum sab hain is jag mein qaidi ee ee ee
tu ye samajh naa paaye ae

bhajan binaa aa aa
chain naa aaye raam
bhajan binaa aa aa
chain naa aaye raam

koi naa jaane kab ho jaaye ae
koi naa jaane kab ho jaaye
is jeewan ki shaam aam
is jeewan ki shaam

bhajan binaa chain naa aaye raam

moh maaya ki aas to pagle ae
moh maaya ki aas to pagle
hogi kabhi naa puri ee ee
hogi kabhi naa poori
poori ee
hogi kabhi naa poori
karte karte bhajan prabhu kaa
karte karte bhajan prabhu kaa
mit jaayeagi doori ee ee
mit jaayeagi doori
doori ee
mit jaayeagi doori
o o o o
hum bhakton ke ae ae ae ae
hum bhakton ke saath saath lo
sab hi prabhu ka naam
naam aam
bhajan binaa aa aa aa
chain naa aaye raam
bhajan binaa aa aa aa
chain naa aaye raam

bolo raam raam raam
raadhe shyaam shyaam shyaam
seeta raam raam raam
raadhe shyaam shyaam shyaam
bolo bolo bolo
bolo
hare raam raam raam
raadhe
raadhe shaam shaam shaam
seeta
seeta raam raam raam
raadhe
raadhe shaam shaam shaam

bhajan hai amrit ras kaa pyaala aa
bhajan hain amrit ras kaa pyaala
shaam savere peena aa aa
shaam savere peena
peena aa
shaam savere peena
isko peekar saara jeewan
isko peekar saara jeewan
masti mein tu jeena aa aa aa
masti mein tu jeena
jeena aa
masti mein tu jeena
o o o o o
bhakti kar to o o o o
bhakti kar to
ban jaayenge apne bigde kaam
kaam
bhajan binaa aa aa
chain naa aaye raam
koi naa jaane kab ho jaaye ae
is jeewan ki shaam

shaam m m m
is jeewan ki shaam
shaam
is jeewan ki shaam
bolo raam raam raam
raadhe shaam shaam shaam
seeta ram raam raam
raadhe shaam shaam shaam
hare raam raam raam
bolo bolo bolo
radhe shaam shaam shaam
seeta raam raam raam
radhe shaam shaam shaam

raadhe
hare raam raam raam
seeta
radhe shaam shaam shaam
radhe
bolo raam
sita raam raam raam
radhe shaam shaam shaam

bolo raam
hare raam raam raam
radhe shaam shaam shaam

bolo raam
sita raam raam raam
radhe shaam sham shaam

bolo raam


This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, 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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4365 Post No. : 15693 Movie Count :

4325

During my visits to Jorasanko Thakur Bari (Tagore family residence) in Kolkata and thereafter a full day visit to Shanti Niketan in 2012, I had often come across the name of Kadambari Devi who was supposed to have inspired Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore in his literary, musical and artistic pursuits. But at that time, it never occurred to me to know more about Kadambari Devi.

Last Sunday, while browsing one of the OTT platforms, I found a Bangla film ‘Kadambari’ (2015) where I read a two-liner summary of the film that connected me with Kadambari Devi. The film is a biopic on Kadambari Devi who was the wife of Jyotirindranath Tagore, the elder brother of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore. The story of Kadambari Devi is a tragic one which is, in my view, is not less than Shakespearean tragedies. Let me first briefly discuss her biography before I set out her story as depicted in the film.

Kadambari Devi (1859-1884) was a daughter of an employee of Jorasanko Thakur Bari who was married to 21-year old Jyotindranath Tagore on July 5, 1868 when she was 9. In Thakur Bari, 7-year old Rabindranath Tagore, the youngest son of Debendranath Tagore, became Kadambari’s playmate as no other family members in the Tagore family were of their age group. Her husband was a multi-talented person interested in literature, music, theatre, painting, publications besides the family business. He made arrangements for home education of Kadambari Devi as also  for training in horse riding etc.

After the death of Rabindranath’s mother, Kadambari Devi’s childhood relationship with him was turned from playmate to that of a surrogate mother. The next relationship between Kadambari Devi and Rabindranath in their adulthood became more like platonic love. Everyday, Rabindranath would write poems which he would first recite to Kadambari Devi who would give her critical assessments. Gradually, an intellectual relationship developed between Rabindranath and Kadambari Devi.

The close relationship between Rabindranath and Kadambari Devi during their adulthoods were not liked by the elder family members. So, at the age of 17, Rabindranath was sent to England for further studies. During his short stay in England, he used to write letters to Kadambari Devi discussing about poems and literature and how he was missing her in his literary pursuit. He returned to India without completing his studies and once again their literary companionship started. Rabindranath got his letters to Kadambari Devi published in one of the Bengali magazines. Though these letters were high in their literary contents, the elders in the family read in-between the lines as to whom the emotions expressed in the letters were meant. Elders in the family were afraid that scandal could break out tarnishing the image of the family. So, they decided to get Rabindranath married at the age of 21 with a bride of 11 years who was named as Mrinalini Devi.

After the marriage of Rabindranath, the distance between Kadambari Devi and him widened. On the other hand, Jyotirindranath’s busy schedule with his businesses and other activities made her lonely. After about 4 months of Rabindranath marriage, Kadambari Devi committed suicide by taking an overdose of opium on April 21, 1884 at a young age of 25 years. There was no clue left as to why Kadambari Devi committed suicide.

The story of Kadambari Devi has all the ingredients of making a social drama film. The first Bengali film on this story was made by Satyajit Ray titled ‘Charulata’ (1971) which was based on Rabindranath Tagore’s Bengali novella ‘Nashtanirh’ (Broken Nest). Scholars believe that this novella may have been based on the relationship between Jyotirindranath Tagore, Kadambari Devi and Rabindranath Tagore himself which was published in 1901. The second film, ‘Chhelebela’ (2002) was made which was based on the Rabindranath Tagore’s novella of the same name which meant ‘My Boyhood Days’. Thereafter, two more films – ‘Chirosakhe He’ (2007) and ‘Jeewan Smriti’ (2011) were made in Bengali.

‘Kadambari’ (2015) is the latest Bangla film which is more like a biopic of Kadambari Devi.  The film is directed by Suman Ghosh. The film is based on the Bengali novel ‘Prothomo Alo’ by Sunil Gangopadhyay, ‘Kobir Bouthan’ by Mullika Sengupta and various writings of Rabindranath Tagore. The cast includes Konkana Sen Sharma (Kadambari Devi), Parambrata Chattopadhyay (Rabindranath Tagore), Kaushik Sen (Jyotirindranath Tagore), Sanjoy Nag (Debendranath Tagore), Titas Bhowmik, Srikanto Acharya, Srilekha Mitra etc.

Though the film is a biopic of Kadambari Devi, the director has taken some cinematic liberties in dramatizing some events in the life of the three main characters in the film. The story of Kadambari Devi in the film is as under:

The film starts with the suicide of Kadambari Devi in her bedroom with an overdose of opium. The patriarch of the Tagore family, Debendranath Tagore instructs all in the house not to leak the news of the suicide to outsiders as it is the question of reputation of the family. All the subsequent scenes in the film are shown as flashbacks of Kadambari Devi until her death like  her marriage to Jyotirendranath, Rabindranath as her childhood playmate etc. She feels lonely in the big house as she is the child and the other members of the household are adults. Same is true of Rabindranath as he is the youngest of the Tagore family (7 years). So naturally, both the loners find their relationship as  playmates rewarding.

After the death of Rabindranath’s mother, Kadambari Devi is assigned the duty of looking after him. She would supervise his meals after his return from school. She has become an expert cook and prepares delicious dishes for Rabindranath who, for the first time, feels that the food tastes better than those churned out by the cooks at Thakur Bari.

During the adulthood, Kadambari Devi becomes his literary companion. Rabindranath would recite his new poems first to her to get her feedback which, most of the time, would be adverse. At one point, she says to him that Banckhim Chandra Chattopadhyay writes better than him just to prop him up. There are literary soirees on the terrace of Thakur Bari in the night when there would be poetry recitations, music and singing when all the members of Tagore family would participate. Both of them bond well in all the stages of their relationship in which Rabindranath always addresses Kadambari Devi as ‘bouthan’ (sister-in-law). She is Rabindranath’s total support system all through her life.

The close relationships between Kadambari Devi and Rabindranath in their adulthood is resented by the elder women of the Tagore family. They instigate Debendranath (his father) to send him for study in England. He goes but returns quickly as he develops some illness. Then there are back-biting from the elder women of the family for Kadambari being issueless. She has ‘adopted’ her sister-in-law’s daughter, Urmila who dies in a freak accident in the house and the blame for her death falls on Kadambari Devi for her momentary neglect.

The elder women get upset when they come to know that Rabindranath has published his poems in a magazine which indirectly hint at his admiration for Kadambari Devi. So, the elders decide to get Rabindranath married to Mrilanali Devi. With this, Kadambari Devi has become once again a lonely lady already neglected by her elders in the family and her husband who, as usual, is busy with his businesses and theatre. There is also a hint in the film that Jyotirindranath is having affairs with an actress of one of his plays. With the death of Urmila, Kadambari Devi has gone into depression.

The triggering point for Kadambari Devi’s suicide is when her husband failed to turn up to pick her up from the Thakur Bari for the launching of his new ship at the port.  Even though, her husband has sent a horse cart to pick her up, she refuses to go as she has accidentally found a letter addressed to him by one of the actresses of his play informing him of his child taking shape in her womb. The film ends with Kadambari Devi drinking a liquid from a bottle and goes to sleep never to wake up.

‘Kadambari’ (2015) is the director’s film. He has full control over the main actors and also the fast-paced story telling. All the three main actors – Konkana Sen Sharma, Parambrata Chattopadhyay and Kaushik Sen have given the excellent performances of their roles. Despite a serious subject, there is not a single dull moment in the film. The film has been mostly shot in the houses of the Tagore family and estate lending the authentic period atmosphere.

It sounds strange as to why Debendranath Tagore who is regarded as a social and religious reformer and also an advocate of the girls’ education, got his sons, Jyotirindranath and Rabindranath married to child girls with wide age differences. Also, there is a hint in the film of the patriarchal family system where women have no voice in decision making in the Tagore family. There are dialogues in the film to that effect.

There are speculations in the literary circles as to what kind of relationship Rabindranath Tagore had with Kadambari Devi. Whether their love which was of an innocent and affectionate nature in their childhood had turned into an amorous one in their adulthood. It is difficult to get an answer. It is said that soon after the death of Kadambari Devi, the letters exchanged between Kadamabari Devi and Rabindranath Tagore were destroyed except those which were already published in a magazine. Probably, their relationship was  for companionship and the emotional solace. So, let their love remain as love without assigning any qualifier to it. That’s what Gulzar has said in one of his film songs – “Pyaar Ko Pyaar Hi Rehne Do Koi Naam Na Do.

Since ‘Kadambari’ (2015) is the story on the relationship between Rabindranath Tagore and Kadambari Devi, it is not surprising that almost all of the songs are based on Rabindra Sangeet. There is one song which was written by Maithili poet, Vidyapati which finds place in the film. It is said that Rabindranath Tagore liked this song so much that he set the song to the tune while reciting it in the company of Kadambari Devi. The song is “Bhara Baadar Maah Bhaadar, Shunya Mandir Mor’ – In the month of Bhadra, clouds are full of rains. but my mind is an empty shrine.

In the film, the situation is that after return from Tripura, Rabindranath meets Kadambari Devi in the garden of their estate on the banks of River Ganga. It has started raining and Rabindranath recites these verses of Vidyapati with impromptu tune composed by him.

The song is rendered by Ustad Rashid Khan on the tune set by Rabindranath Tagore. The orchestration of the song is conducted by Bickram Ghosh.

By the way, Aparna Sen also used these Vidyapati’s verses in her Bangla film, ‘Ghawre Bairey Alo’ (2019) in a different situation in the film.

Video

Audio

Song – Bhara Baadar Maah Bhadara, Shunya Mandir Mor (Kadambari) (2015) Singer – Ustad Rashid Khan, Lyrics – Vidyapati, MD – Rabindranath Tagore (Orchestration by Bickram Ghosh)

Lyrics

bhara baadar maah bhaadar
shunya mandir mo…r
bhara baadar
he ae ae ae aa
he ae ae ae ae
sa re  ae ae ae
ra ra ra ru ru
aa aa aaa
aaa aa aaa aaa aaa
ra ma…
bhara baadar maah bhaadar
shunya mandir mo…r
bhara baadar
bhara baadar maah bhaadar
shunya mandir mo…r
bhara baadar
 
jharjha ghan garjanti santati
bhuwan bhari barikhintiyaa
kaant paahun birah daarun
saghane khar shar hantiaa
kulisha shat shat paat modit
mayur naachat maatiaa aa
mayur naachat
mayur naachat
mayur naachat maatiyaa aa
matta daaduri daake daahuki
phaati yaawat chhatiyaa
 
timir dig bhari ghor yaamini
akhir bijurika paanthiyaa
Vidyapati kah kaiche gonaaibi
Hari vine din raatiaan aa
bhara baadar maah bhaadar
shunya mandir mo….r
bhara baadar


This article is written by Peevesie’s Mom, 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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4365 Post No. : 15692

Hullo Atuldom

Today I did a tiny research with the resources available at my disposal. I have inferred that the music duo Kalyanji Anandji have scored music for most of the movies where Feroz Khan was in the lead; till the time of Kalyanji’s passing in 2000. In fact, I found two Feroz Khan starring movies, on our blog, that are on the threshold of being yippeee’d. One has two songs left, but the album of that movie shows that Kalyanji-Anandji have given music for three sequences where there is no song. I am sure one music piece has Helen burning the dance floor, that is as brilliant as is the theme music for that movie. So for today we leave that movie alone and concentrate on the one that is one short of yippeee-hood.

That film is ‘Shankar Shambhu’ (1976). The four out of possible five songs from that move were posted thus:-

No. Song Title Post No. Post Date
1 Hum Lootne Aaye Hain Hum Loot Ke Jaayenge 11964 1-Apr-16
2 Aa Pahunchi Hai Is Mele Mein Saddi Aaj Sawaari 12492 25-Oct-16
3 Mera Dil Chura Kar Na Aankhen Churaa 15075 17-Jun-19
4 Gar Nibhaane Ki Himmat Na Thhi Aap Mein 15565 27-Apr-20

The final song of the movie is sung by Asha Bhonsle and Mohammad Rafi. It has Feroz Khan romancing Sulakshana Pandit in various locations. If my memory is right the couple have just got wet because they jump out of the boat on which they were having a joy ride in a lake to escape from constables led by Bhagwan Dada.

I don’t know what is there left to write about the music duo that the readers of this blog don’t know. So without much ado let us get to the song and thank Kalyanji Virji Shah (who would have been 92 today) and his brother Anandji Virji Shah for the treasure trove of songs that they have left for us to relish. And on the blog we have 583 from a possible 1435 songs i.e. not even halfway done.

With this post now, ‘Shankar Shambhu’ has all its songs on the blog.

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Song – Bheege Huye Jalwon Par Aise Na Nazar Daalo  (Shankar Shambhu) (1976) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics – Sahir Ludhianvi, MD – Kalynji Anand ji
Asha Bhosle + Mohammed Rafi

Lyrics 

bheege huye jalwon par 
aise na nazar daalo
bheege huye jalwon par 
aise na nazar daalo
bheege huye jalwon par 
aise na nazar daalo
dil chaahe idhar rakho 
par aankh udhar daalo
bheege hue jalwon par

in garam nigaahon se 
jazbaat bhadakte hain
in garam nigaahon se 
jazbaat bhadakte hain
ehsaas sulagta hai 
armaan dhadkate hai
ruk jaao 
ruk jaao
ruk jaao abhi dil par
itna na asar dalo
bheege huye jalwon par 
aise na nazar daalo
bheege huye jalwon par

soyi hui dhadkan ko 
khud tumne jagaaya hai
soyi hui dhadkan ko 
khud tumne jagaaya hai
saanso se pukaara hai 
nazaron se bulaaya hai
mat apni khataon ko
mat apni khataon ko 
ab aur ke sar daalo
oooo
bheege huye jalwon par 
aise na nazar daalo
bheege huye jalwon par

kab hamne kaha tumse 
hum tum pe nahin marte
kab hamne kaha tumse 
hum tum pe nahin marte
tum kuch bhi kaho tum par 
ilzam nahi dharte
bereham ho 
bereham ho
bereham ho qaatil ho 
ye qatl bhi kar daalo
hmmm mm hmm
hmmm mm hmm
dil chaahe idhar rakho 
par aankh udhar daalo

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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भीगे हुये जलवों पर
ऐसे न नज़र डालो
भीगे हुये जलवों पर
ऐसे न नज़र डालो
भीगे हुये जलवों पर
ऐसे न नज़र डालो
दिल चाहे इधर रखो
पर आँख उधर डालो
भीगे हुये जलवों पर

इन गरम निगाहों से
जज़्बात भड़कते हैं
इन गरम निगाहों से
जज़्बात भड़कते हैं
एहसास सुलगते हैं
अरमान धड़कते हैं
रुक जाओ
रुक जाओ
रुक जाओ अभी दिल पर
इतना ना असर डालो
भीगे हुये जलवों पर
ऐसे न नज़र डालो
भीगे हुये जलवों पर

सोई हुयी धड़कन को
खुद तुमने जगाया है
सोई हुयी धड़कन को
खुद तुमने जगाया है
साँसों से पुकारा है
नज़रों से बुलाया है
मत अपनी खताओं को
मत अपनी खताओं को
अब और के सर डालो
ओ ओ
भीगे हुये जलवों पर
ऐसे न नज़र डालो
भीगे हुये जलवों पर

कब हमने कहा तुमसे
हम तुम पे नहीं मरते
कब हमने कहा तुमसे
हम तुम पे नहीं मरते
तुम कुछ भी कहो तुमपे
इल्ज़ाम नहीं धरते
बेरहम हो
बेरहम हो
बेरहम हो क़ातिल हो
ये कत्ल भी कर डालो
हम्ममम म्मम हम्ममम
हम्ममम म्मम हम्ममम
दिल चाहे इधर रखो
पर आँख उधर डालो

 


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#the Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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#Bhoole-Bisre Geet # 93 # Remembering Lyricist Gauhar Kanpuri
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(#Music Composer-Singer-Bappi Lahiri # 3)

In one of my posts on the blog I had mentioned that the month of ‘June’ had many important days or anniversaries of film personalities (and the team members of this blog too).

Today 29th June is the ‘Remembrance Day’ of lyricist Gauhar Kanpuri. He passed away in the year 2002. He was active during the decade of seventies and thereafter till his death in 2002.

As per information available online he wrote lyrics for many songs of Hindi movies (more than one hundred fifty songs for around fifty-six movies). The detailed information about his filmography needs to be compiled. Also, I could not find much detailed information about his biography. (I would request knowledgeable readers to throw more light on the information available on him).

He wrote the famous title song of ‘Saawan Ko Aane Do-1979’, then songs for the movies like ‘Zakhmee-1975’, ‘Do Khiladi-1976’, ‘Phir Janam Lenge Ham-1977’, ‘Haiwaan-1977’, ‘Dada-1978’, ‘Dulha Bikta Hai-1982’, ‘Woh Jo Haseena-1983’, and many others, and including ‘Baazigar-1993’ of the nineties.

I may have missed some of his movies where the songs were popular, but then, as I said above, the list of his filmography needs to be compiled from authentic sources.

Today’s song is from the movie “Shikshaa-1978”. All songs for this movie were written by him. Music was composed by Bappi Lahiri.

I have mentioned it in my earlier post here that there are many Bappi Lahiri compositions before early eighties or his ‘pre-Himmatwaala period which are very nice and needs to be discussed here. And in this case like in this movie ‘Shikshaa-1978’ we have the frequently heard ‘yaari hai phoolon se meri yaari hai’ sung by Bappi Lahiri and the gem ‘teri chhotisi ek bhool ne’ sung by Yesudas and other songs.

But, for today’s presentation I have selected this beautiful ‘Raam ‘Bhajan’ sung by Chandrani Mukherjee which I think was a lesser heard song from this movie. I was also not aware of this song till few weeks before and had not heard it earlier. And when I listened to it first time and second time and more it keeps growing on and I liked this song very much.

Gauhar Kanpuri has a long association with Bappi Lahiri and most of his works have compositions by Bappi Lahiri.

For this post I have compiled his list of movies with Bappi Lahiri in the decade of 1971 to 1980 where they had nine movies together;

Sno. Title Year Date Lyricist BLOG
1 Nanha Shikari 1973 16.04.1973 S.H. Bihari, Yogesh, Gauhar Kanpuri Y
2 Zakhmee 1975 15.05.1975 Gauhar Kanpuri Y
3 Sangraam 1976 21.12.1976 Gauhar Kanpuri, Hasan Puri Y
4 Haiwaan 1977 03.10.1977 Gauhar Kanpuri, Hasrat Jaipuri, Pradeep Roychaudhari, Amit Khanna, Dada Ji Y
5 Phir Janam Lenge Ham 1977 23.06.1977 Gauhar Kanpuri Y
6 Pratima Aur Paayal 1977 03.09.1977 Rajkavi Tulsi, Shivkumar Saroj, Indeevar, Gauhar Kanpuri
7 Khoon Ki Pukaar 1978 29.05.1978 Hasrat Jaipuri, Gauhar Kanpuri Y
8 Shikshaa 1978 28.12.1978 Gauhar Kanpuri
9 Jaan E Bahaar 1979 10.08.1979 Gauhar Kanpuri Y

“Shikshaa-1978” was directed by S. Ramnathan for ‘New Horizon Films, Bombay’. It had Rajkiran, Benjamin Gilani, Shashi Saxena, Jagdeep, Iftekhar, Urmila Bhatt, Pinchoo Kapoor, Krishna Dhawan, Surendra Kumar, Vikrant Taneja, Viju Khote, Brijen Mohan, Babbanlal and others. This movie introduced Sushma Verma, Master Sandeep and Bina Banerjee.
Bhagwan, Mukri, Jairaj, Shobha Khote, Pilu Wadia and Ritu Kamal made a guest appearance in this movie.

This movie had total five songs plus one music track as mentioned in HFGK Vol-V (1971-1980). The lyrics for the songs (all songs) were penned by Gauhar Kanpuri.

As mentioned above music was composed by Bappi Lahiri (assisted by Bansari Lahiri, Anil & Arun).

Arti Mukherjee, Anuradha Paudwal, Bappi Lahiri, Chandrani Mukherjee, Shailendra Singh and Yesudas had given their voices to the songs in this movie.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 28.12.1978.

Let us now enjoy today’s song – a soulful rendition by Chandrani Mukherjee and lip synced on screen by Bina Banerjee. Also seen in picturization of this song are Benjamin Gilani, Rajkiran, Master Sandeep and others.

With this song the movie “Shikshaa-1978” makes its debut on the blog…

Audio

Video

Song-Jehi vidhi raakhe Raam tehi vidhi rahiye (Shiksha)(1978) Singer-Chandrani Mukherjee, Lyrics-Gauhar Kanpuri, MD-Bappi Lahiri
Chorus

Lyrics

jehi vidhi raakhe raam
tehi vidhi rahiye
jehi vidhi raakhe raam
tehi vidhi rahiye
sukhon ko jo apnaa kahiye
dukhon ko bhi sahiye
raamaa aa
jehi vidhi raakhe raam
tehi vidhi rahiye

ham to khilaune maati ke hain
nirbal aur kamzor
ho ho ho o o o o o
ho o ho o
ham to khilaune maati ke hain
nirbal aur kamzor
haare koyi maane yaa naa maane ae ae
uske haathon hai sabki dor
honi hoke rehti hai
koyi laakh machaaye shor
raaamaa
jehi vidhi raakhe raam
tehi vidhi rahiye
sukhon ko jo apnaa kahiye
dukhon ko bhi sahiye
raamaa aa
jehi vidhi raakhe raam
tehi vidhi rahiye

tan ki ye doori hai majboori
tum to ho man ke saans
o ho ho o
o o o o o
ho o ho o
tan ki ye doori hai majboori
tum to ho man ke saans
swaami saanson ke har taar mein tum ho o
jeewan ke saathi tum hamaar
aanaa jaana
milnaa bichhadnaa
hai daataa ke haath
raamaa
jehi vidhi raakhe ae raam
tehi vidhi rahiye
sukhon ko jo apnaa kahiye
dukhon ko bhi sahiye
raamaa aa
jehi vidhi raakhe raam
tehi vidhi rahiye

raam siyaa raam
raaja raam
jai jai raam
raam siyaa raam
raaja raam
jai jai raam
raam siyaa raam
raaja raam
jai jai raam
raam siyaa raam
raaja raam
jai jai raam
raam siyaa raam
raaja raam
jai jai raam

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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जेहि विधि राखे राम
तेहि विधि रहिये
जेहि विधि राखे राम
तेहि विधि रहिये
सुखों को जो अपना कहिये
दुखों को भी सहिये
रामा आ
जेहि विधि राखे राम
तेहि विधि रहिये

हम तो खिलौने माटी के है
निर्बल और कमज़ोर
ओ हो ओ
ओ ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
हम तो खिलौने माटी के है
निर्बल और कमज़ोर
हारे कोई माने या ना माने ए
उसके हाथों है सबकी डोर
होनी होके रहती है
कोई लाख मचाये शोर
रामा
जेहि विधि राखे राम
तेहि विधि रहिये
सुखों को जो अपना कहिये
दुखों को भी सहिये
रामा आ
जेहि विधि राखे राम
तेहि विधि रहिये

तन की ये दूरी है मजबूरी
तुम तो हो मन के साँस
ओ हो ओ
ओ ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ ओ
तन की ये दूरी है मजबूरी
तुम तो हो मन के साँस
स्वामी साँसों के हर तार में तुम हो ओ
जीवन के साथी तुम हमार
आना जाना
मिलना बिछड़ना
है दाता के हाथ
रामा
जेहि विधि राखे राम
तेहि विधि रहिये
सुखों को जो अपना कहिये
दुखों को भी सहिये
रामा आ
जेहि विधि राखे राम
तेहि विधि रहिये

राम सिया राम
राजा राम
जय जय राम
राम सिया राम
राजा राम
जय जय राम
राम सिया राम
राजा राम
जय जय राम
राम सिया राम
राजा राम
जय जय राम
राम सिया राम
राजा राम
जय जय राम


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“Jaan e Bahaar”(1979) was produced by Prakash Agrawal and directed by Prakash Kapoor for Nav Chitra Bombay. This movie had Sachin,Sarika, Jagdeep,Paintal, Indrani Mukherjee, Pinchoo Kapoor, Madan Puri, Kanhaiya Lal, Lalita Pawar, Manju Bansal, Rajguru, Bhagwan Dada, Mushtaq merchant, Manhar Desai, Viju Khote, Renu, Ram Avtar, Bhagwan Sinha, Munshi Munnaka, Satyabhan Sinha, Pappu, Rasool, Sheikh, Ramesh Goel, Anu Dhavan, Sangeeta Bhosle, Deependra, Ashok.L.,Sattar Bhai, Manohar, Subhash Ohri, Baijnath, Masterjee, Ashat Kapoor, Vinod Sharma, B.C.Mahor, Sitaram, Aslam Khan, Satya Devi, Khushal, Raaj Anand, Rustum-e-Hind, Suresh Jain, Ashok Bhatia, with friendly appearances by Padma Khanna, Junior Mehmood, Asrani and Dheeraj Kumar.

Today (29 june 2020) is the 18th remembrance day of Gauhar Kanpuri.

I associate the name of Gauhar Kanpuri with the “Zakhmi”(1975) songs Abhi abhi thi dushmani and Jalta hai jiya mera. He also penned some other well known songs such as Jhoomta saawan dekho aaya (Do Khilaadi)(1976) , Allah karam karna Maula tu reham karna (Dada)(1978), Tumhe geeton mein dhaaloongaa (Saawan Ko Aane Do)(1979) etc. He continued to write lyrics for movies well into 1980 and even 1990s, but I remember him mostly for his songs of 1970s mentioned earlier.

As a tribute to Gauhar Kanpuri, here is the first (out of 5 songs) song from “Jaan e Bahaar”(1979). This song is sung by Rafi, Runa Laila and Anand Kumar Chitragupta. Gauhar Kanpuri is the lyricist. Music is composed by Bappi Lahiri. The song is picturised on Sachin, Sarika, Jagdeep and Kanhaiyalal. Sachin and Jagdeep share Rafi’s voice while Kaanhaiyalal lip syncs in Anand Kumar Chitragupta’s voice.

The picturisation is supposed to be a romantic cum comedy song, but I find the picturisation a big let down. Moviegoers of those days (inlcuding I myself) had wisely kept away from patronising this movie and the movie deservedly flopped at the box office.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

With this song, “Jaan e Bahaar”(1979) makes its debut in the blog.

Audio link:

Video link:

Song-Maar gayo re rasgulla ghumaaiy ke (Jaan e Bahaar)(1979) Singers-Rafi, Runa Laila, Anand Kumar Chitragupta, Lyrics-Gauhar Kanpuri, MD-Bappi Lahiri
Rafi + Runa Laila
Rafi + Anand Kumar Chitragupta
All

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

hha hha hhhaa hhaa
hha hha hhhaa hhaa

maar gayo rey
hhaan maar gayo rey
rasgulla ghumaayike
maar gayo rey
hho maar gayo rey
hhaan maar gayo rey
rasgulla ghumaayike
maar gayo rey

hho maar gayo rey
hhaa maar gayo rey
rasgulla ghumaayike
maar gayo rey
hho maar gayo rey hey ehhey hey ehhey ehhey hey ae ae

suno dilrubaa
mujhe kya huaa
nashe mein khataa ho to
gusshaa na karnaa..aaa

suno to sanam
tumhein hai qasam
zamanaa buraa hai
tum aisshaa na karnaa
to phir main kya karoon dildaar
intezaar
hha maar gayo rey
hho maar gayo rey

rasgullaaa…aaaa…aaaa
rasgulla ghumaayike
maar gayo rey
hho maar gayo rey
hhaan maar gayo rey
rasgulla ghumaayike
maar gayo rey
hho maar gayo rey
hhey ehhey hhey ehhey hhey hey

na chaman mein aen
sukhoon miltaa hai
na veerane mein aen aen aen aen
chaain mil jaayega Baby tere
mil jaane mein aen

mere honewaale sasurjee
mehnat gayi bekaar
intezaar

hhey maar gayo rey
hhey maar gayo rey
rasgullaa ghumaayike
maar gayo rey
hhey maar gayo rey
hho maar gayo rey
rasgullaa ghumaayike
maar gayo rey
hho maar gayo rey
ehhey hhey ehhey ehhey hey

na gaane aaye hain
na bajaane aaye hain
yahaan apni bigdi banaane aaye hain
qawwali mein lorie sunaane aaye hain aen
muqaddar hai soyaa jagaane aaye hain
mere honewaale sasurjee
mehanat gayi bekaar
intezaar
ahha maar gayo rey
hho maar gayo rey
rasgullaa ghumaayike
maar gayo rey

hho maar gayo rey
hhaa maar gayo rey
rasgullaa ghumaayike
maar gayo rey
hho maar gayo rey ehhey hhey ehhey ehhey ehhey hey

rasgullaa
pehlaa doojaa
jo baapji ne maaraa to
seh gaye hain hum
rasgulla
prem bharaa
jo aap jee ne

jo aap jee ne
nahin nahin nahin nahin
jo aap jee maara to
reh gaye hain hum

to phir main kyaa karoon jaan-e-bahaar
pyaar
hho maar gayo rey
hho maar gayo rey
rasgullaa ghumaayike
maar gayo rey
hho maar gayo rey
hhaan maar gayo rey
rasgulla ghumaayike
maar gayo rey
hho maar gayo rey
hhaan maar gayo rey
rasgullaa ghumaayike
maar gayo rey

hho maar gayo rey ehhy hhey ehhey ehhey ehhey hey ae
hho maar gayo rey ehhey ehhey ehhey ae ehhey hey ae
hho maar gayo rey he ehhey ehhey ehhey ehhey hey ae
hhaa maar gayo rey ehhey ehhey ehhey ehhey hey ae


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I do not remember when was the last time that I wrote about a NFS. I guess it might have been about 4-5 years ago. There is no specific reason for this gap. I came across a good NFS by Hemant kumar-my favourite singer- that prompted me to take it up for discussion today.

1936 to 1956 was a period when NFS were very very popular, not only in India, but wherever in the world Indian population lived. In western Music, NFS has been a routine since the beginning. For India, where different types of Music existed, it was not possible for one type of music to be popular all over the country. In olden days, like in the period of 1900 to 1940s, the Royalties of various states, depending upon the King’s or the Nawab’s liking and understanding, gave support to Classical music or Ghazals etc. Many Classical singers and Ghazal singers won the Patronage of different states. For the common public, there used to be Jalsas, stage shows or Mushayaras etc. The audience used to be different for each type of singing.

It was somewhere in the mid 1930s when an enterprising pair of a writer and a Musician decided to promote a new type of presentation – singing of Geets. Geet was a type of song which existed in Poetry, but it was not connected with Music in any way. Poet Lyricist Faiyyaz Hashmi and Musician Kamal Dasgupta identified a few aspiring singers and recorded Hashmi’s Geets in their voice. Probably the first ever such Non Filmi Song – a Geet – came out as a 78 RPM record. From 1934 to 1945, this pair (Faiyyaz and Kamal) made NFS extremely popular all over the country. For their 400 recorded songs (in Bangla and Hindi), they selected singers like Jagmohan, Pankaj Mullick, Talat Mahmood, Juthika Roy, Hemant Kumar and few others to sing these Non Film Songs. The NFS thus got established.

Those readers, who are in the age bracket of 60 to 85, will surely remember the popular NFS during their younger days. Sometimes the sales of such NFS exceeded even the popular Film songs! These NFS were popular from Kashmir to Kanyakumari, irrespective of the language barrier. Some of the popular NFS of yore were by Hemant Kumar, Geeta Dutt, Juthika Roy, Jagmohan, K L Saigal, Pankaj Mullick etc. Seeing the popularity of these NFS, even the Film Singers cut their NFS records. Some of them were Lata, Asha, Rafi, Mukesh, Shamshad Begum, Manna Dey, Laxmi Shankar, Jaddan bai, Noorjehan and even Indurani etc etc. These lists are only indicative and not exhaustive.

Today’s NFS is sung by Hemant Kumar (16.6.1920 – 26.9.1989). Hemant Kumar was very fond of singing from his childhood. While in school, one day, one teacher was absent and the period was blank. The boys started pressing HK to sing a song. He too, enthusiastically started singing and all the students started beating the benches to give ‘ music’ to his song. All this commotion went to the Head Master’s room. He came and Hemant was sent home immediately. Next day, his parents met the Headmaster, said sorry and Hemant was allowed in the school again. While he was in H.S.C. he got a call from A.I.R to sing songs.

After HSC, he joined Engineering college, but after an year, he left it and started singing. Columbia cut his few records in Bangla. Then came Bangla film playback singing in film “Nimai Sanyas”. In 1942 he gave a playback in hindi film ‘Meenakshi’-42, under the baton of Panbkaj Mullick. However there was no record issued. In film ‘Irada’-44, Pt. Amarnath gave him an opportunity to sing.

After film ‘Anand Math’-52, he came into Hindi films as an MD. He continued to sing songs even for any MD, who wanted him. Thus he sang more songs for other MDs than for his own films as MD ! On Lata’s insistence, he sang Marathi Koli Geet and some film songs too, in Marathi. He also sang in Gujarati, Punjabi,Oriya and Assamese language films. Vishwa Bharati gave him D.Litt. Sangeet Natak Akademi awarded him in 87. He refused Padmashree and later Padma Bhushan awards.

Today’s song is written by Fayyaz Hashmi, with music by Kamal Dasgupta. This must have been recorded sometime in the early 40s. This song is included in the 1961 LP No.33 E Sx 4252 ” Geets of Hemant Kumar.”

In the 1940s, Kamal Dasgupta was a star composer. He had many firsts to his name. He was the most educated man across the industry in those days. He came to the rescue of singers who were trying to break into the music world. He gave music in the most successful films of the 40s. The sale of his private records touched an all-time high. Yet the man behind many unforgettable melodies has been forgotten.

Kamal was born on July 28, 1912, in Kalia village in the district of Jasore, then in British India (now in Bangladesh). He was initiated into music by his father Prashanna Dasgupta. He later learnt it from his brother Bimal Dasgupta. Afterwards, he became a disciple of the legendary Dilip Kumar Roy and Ustad Zamiruddin Khan. He did his matriculation from Calcutta Academy. Later, he completed his B Com from Komila Victoria Collage. He joined Banaras Hindu University (BHU) for his masters. He earned his PhD from BHU for his work on Mirabai’s bhajaans and music.

Kamal Dasgupta was a versatile musical genius. He used to sing modern songs in Bangala, Hindi, Urdu and Tamil. He was a brilliant composer who composed around 8,000 songs. His first composition was recorded in 1932 in the voice of Satyaboti, (she seems to be the mother of actress Leela Desai). His composition was classical based and folk music. Later he tended to lean towards Thumri style and Naats. In 1935, Kamal Dasgupta joined the Gramophone Company of India in Calcutta as a music director. During this stint, he developed a close and lasting association with the poet Nazrul Islam. They became fond of each other and the relationship lasted for eleven years (1934-45). The culmination of their friendship were 400 songs – inspired by the works of the poet.

Calcutta was the major hub of Indian films produced in the 1930s. New Theatres and Madan Pictures were the main studios along with the other companies. After earning a name with his compositions, Kamal tried his luck in films. His first picture was Pandit Moshai (1936) in Bangla which was followed by Sarbjanin, Vivahotsab and Devyani between 1936-1942. The legendary actor, director Prathmesh Chandra Barua was impressed by his music and gave him a break in Jawaab in 1942. PC Barua directed both the version in Hindi and Bangla. The film was an instant hit. It had cult numbers like Toofan mail ye duniya toofan mail, Ae chand chhup na jana and Kuchh yaad na rahe.

Kamal Dasgupta’s next film was MP productions social, Hospital, starring Kanan Devi, Ahindra Choudhary and Heeralal. The very same year he did another Barua Production, Ranee. The cast included J Ganguly, Kalawati, PC Barua and Jamuna. Like his earlier films, his music became popular. Kamal Dasgupta was as successful in films as he was in his private recording career.

In 1944, he moved to Bombay and did the film Meghdoot (1945), based on the Sanskrit poet Kalidas. Leela Desai and Sahu Modak were in the lead. The film was directed by the legendary Debki Kumar Bose. During his stay in Bombay, he did several films across different genres. His next film was Arabian Nights, directed by Niren Lahari. The cast included Kanan Devi, Nawab and Robin Majumdar. All the numbers of the film became very popular. The same year, he did a social film Bindiya, starring Ragini, Amar, M Shakeer and E Billimoriya. The film was directed by CM Luhar. Kamal Das Gupta used the voices of Anima Dasgupta, Kalyani Das, Hemant Kumar and Amar. His next film was the mythological Krishna Leela (1946) which was directed by Debki Kumar Bose and had Kanan Devi and Paresh Banerjee in the lead. 1946 was the busiest year for Kamal Das Gupta. He did Zameen Asmaan for director Dwarka Khosla, starring Ranjana, Jeevan and Kusum Deshpande.

Coming back to Calcutta, he did Faisala (1947) followed by Manmani. The film had Ragini and Jairaj in the lead. The film was directed by Sarvottam Badami. His last film with his mentor PC Barua was Iran Ki Ek Raat (1949) – a costume drama, starring Jamuna, Narang, Chandrakant and Chandrawati. Its melodious number were: Ulfat mein jise banaya tha, Chhalke chhalke sarabein jawani ke palaye, Kaun hai teer andaaj bada, Ae dil kya and Khel hai ye zindagi. His last release was Phulwari in 1951. He had 40 films to his credit. He gave music to 17 Hindi films. His first film was Jawab-42 and the last Hindi film was Phulwari-51. He had also sung 1 song in Hindi in film Jawab-42.

Following this, the maverick composer got completely disillusioned by the film industry and recording companies. His favourite songs which were sold in the lakhs didn’t carry his name on the jackets. At the age of 44, he married his favourite singer, Firoza Begum and embraced Islam. Kamal Dasgupta, by now, became Kareemuddin Ahmed. He kept on doing movies whenever an offer came. His last film in Bangla was Bodhu Baran in 1967.

He shifted to Dhaka. When Bangladesh became independent, he became a citizen in 1972. The composer was a man of taste. He owned a Buick, a rare thing in Calcutta in the 1950s. He was a great human being. He fed hundreds of people during the Bengal famine. He was also extremely fond of cricket. He was blessed with three sons – Shafin Ahmed, Hamin Ahmed and Tahsin Ahmed. They followed their father in music and cricket. Two brothers played cricket at the state level and Hamin Ahmed was selected for the national team of Bangladesh. Kamal Das Gupta with his failing health and lack of proper medical treatment succumbed to his ailments and passed away in Dhaka on July 28, 1974, at the age of 62.

With all his work in film line, his name will be remembered forever, for making the Geet form of songs in Hindi and Bangla, popular in India. His pioneering contribution to promoting the Non Film Songs, is beyond words. Music lovers throughout the country are indebted to him for this work. Poet Lyricist Faiyaz Hashmi and composer Kamal Dasgupta were regularly churning out wonderful melodies on 78 RPM every month and listeners all over India were enjoying them fully. Surprisingly, while Kamal’s name was written correct, Hashmi was credited in several ways like F Hashmi, F. Hashmi, Faiaz Hashmi, Faiaz Hashumi, Faiyaz Hashmi, Faiyyaz Hashami, Falyyaz Hashmi, Fayyaz Hashimi etc.

Actually,in 1985,Jagmohan Sursagar wrote in his Autobiography…..

” In the initial stages Kamal Dasgupta was influenced by Rabindranath Tagore. Tagore’s songs and compositions(Rabindra sangeet) were extremely popular, but were limited to Bangla people only. Ghazal, qawwali, Dadra, Naat, Thumri, Hori, Kajari etc used to come to market but had a very limited listenership. These never reached the top.

” The fusion of Ghazal,Dadra and Qawali with Bangla Geet style gave birth to Hindi Non Film Songs or geets. As such Geet had a known and accepted place in Literature, but not in Music. To establish this new Genre, Kamal babu used lyrics by Pt.Madhur, Pt. Anjum and Faiyaz Hashmi, got them sung by Jagmohan, Hemant, Talat, Juthika etc. Their records were inscribed with ‘ Hindi Geet (Hindustani Song) ‘. What thus started as NFS Geet from 1936 continued upto next 20 years non stop. “

(adapted, with thanks, from an article by Sharad Dutt, in milleniumpost.in, ‘Yaad kiya Dil ne’ by Subhash Chandra Jadhav and my notes.)

Today’s song is a lovely NFS. I am sure you will love it too.


Song- Main saaz bajaaun tum gaao (Hemant Kumar NFS)(1943) Singer- Hemant Kumar, Lyricist- Faiyaz Hashmi, MD- Kamal Dasgupta

Lyrics

Main saaz bajaaun oon
tum gaao o
tum gaao
Main saaz bajaaun oon
tum gaao o
tum gaao
taaaron main main tumhen suna doon
is dil ki jhankaar aar
geeton mein tum mujhse keh do
chhupi baat ek baar
taaaron main main tumhen suna doon
is dil ki jhankaar aar
geeton mein tum mujhse keh do
chhupi baat ek baar
main tumko kuchh samjhaaun
tum mujhko kuchh samjhaao
main tumko kuchh samjhaaun
tum mujhko kuchh samjhaao
Main saaz bajaaun oon
tum gaao o
tum gaao

mere sur mein dard chhupaa ho o
ek jaadoo ho geet tumhaara
mere sur mein dard chhupaa ho o
ek jaadoo ho geet tumhaara
hum tum donon milen jahaan aan
hum tum donon milen jahaan
(?) wo dariya ka kinaara
meri dhun par maujen tadpen
meri dhun par maujen tadpen
tum geet se lehron ko sharmaao o
tum geet se lehron ko sharmaao o
Main saaz bajaaun oon
tum gaao o
tum gaao


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:

4362 Post No. : 15688

I would prefer to stop counting the numbers, and rather go by the impressions in the memory. Well, it sounds so unbelievable that Nitin Mukesh turns 70 today. It seems like just a little while ago that we heard him sing for the first time in ‘Mera Naam Joker’ (1970). It was actually an unlisted song, in English. A song of good wishes and greetings – “Wish Me Luck”.

Then in 1981, when the song “Zindagi Ki Na Toote Ladi” from the film ‘Kranti’ was doing the rounds of popularity, my first impression on hearing this voice was – how come, was this song recorded earlier? The voice sounds so close to the voice of Mukesh, his father. Well yes, the voice is distinct, if one is listening carefully. But it also has an unmistakable shade of Mukesh’s voice.

Nitin Mukesh was born this day in 1950. Although he made his singing debut in 1970, his songs are few and far between in that first decade of his career. His more active years were the 1980s and 1990s. And even so, one cannot count his career as being prolific.

Today’s song is from the 1981 film ‘Nakhuda’. It was a big banner film of its time, produced by Yash Chopra for Yash Raj Films. The film is directed by Dilip Naik. The star cast for the film is Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Swaroop Sampat, Raj Kiran, Madan Puri, Javed Khan, Vikas Anand, Sudhir Dalvi, Bharat Kapoor, Madhu Malhothra, Mac Mohan, Yunus Parvez, Asha Sachdev, Jagdish Raj, Mahaan, Murlidhar, Bandini, Nandini, Umesh, Murari, Chand, Raj Verma, Chandu, Pardesi, Amarnath, Rajesh, and Rauf Khan.

The film has 6 songs. One song is a composition by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, and also sung by him. The remaining 5 songs are from the pen of Nida Fazli, and have been tuned to music by Khayyaam. One song of this film is already showcased on our blog. This is the second song of this film to make its appearance here today. Lyrics for this song have been sent in by our dear Avinash ji.

On screen, the song is picturized on Raj Kiran and Swaroop Sampat. As the words indicate, this is an ‘expectant parents’ song, with the characters expressing happiness and love for each other, with the knowledge that another member of the family is on way.

Wishing Nitin Mukesh, a very happy birthday, and also many many more years of good health and active singing. All the best wishes to him.

Video

Audio

Song – Tumhaari Palkon Ki Chilmanon Mein (Nakhuda) (1981) Singer – Nitin Mukesh, Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Nida Fazli, MD – Khayyaam

Lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

hmmmm…hmmmmm..hhmmm
hmmm…hmmm…hmmmm…hmmmm
hmhmmm….hmmm…hmmmmm
hmmm…hmmm….hmmm..hmmmm

lalla la la laa laaa
lalla llall la la laa laaa
lalla la la laa laaa
lalla llall la la laa laaa

tumhaari palkon ki
chilmanon mein
ye kya chhuppa hai
sitaare jaisa
haseen hai ye
hamaare jaisa
shareer hai ye
tumhaare jaisa
tumhaare khwaabon
ke aayeene mein
ye kyaa chhuppa hai
hamaare jaisa
jawaan hai ye
hamaare jaisa
haseen hai ye
tumhaare jaisa

tumhaari baahon mein
chhup ke hum ne
tumhi ko tum se
chura liya hai
tumhaari baahon mein
chhup ke hamne
tumhi ko tum se
chura liya hai
churaane waale ke
haath hum ne
jo kho diya tha
wo pa liya hai
tumhaare honthon ki
khaamoshi mein
ye kya chhupa hai
ishaare jaisa
tumhaare honton ki
khaamoshi mein
ye kya chhupa hai
ishaare jaisa
haseen hai ye
hamaare jaisa
shareer hai ye
tumhaare jaisa

naye musaafir ke
kaun hain hum
naye musaafir ko
ye bata do
naye musaafir ke
kaun hain hum
naye musaafir ko
ye bata doi
woh tum se khud hi
karega baatein
kareeb aa ke
isey jaga do
tumhaari sharmilee
shokhiyon mein
ye kya chhupa hai
sharaare jaisa
tumhaari sharmilee
shokhiyon mein
ye kya chhupa hai
sharaare jaisa
haseen hai ye
hamaare jaisa
shareer hai ye
tumhaare jaisa

tumhaari palkon ki
chilmanon mein
ye kya chhupa
hai sitaare jaisa
tumhaare khwaabon ke
aayeene mein
ye kyaa chhupa hai
hamaare jaisa
jawaan hai ye
(hmmm…hmmmm)
hamaare jaisa
(hmmmmm)
haseen hai ye
(hmmm…hmmmm)
tumhaare jaisa
(hmmmmm)

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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हम्ममम॰॰॰ हम्मममम॰॰॰ हम्म
हम्म॰॰॰ हम्म॰॰॰ हम्मममम॰॰॰ हम्ममम॰॰॰
हम्ममम॰॰॰ हम्मममम॰॰॰ हम्म
हम्म॰॰॰ हम्म॰॰॰ हम्मममम॰॰॰ हम्ममम॰॰॰

लल्ल ला ला ला॰॰ ला॰॰॰
लल्ल लल्ल ला ला ला॰॰ ला॰॰॰
लल्ल ला ला ला॰॰ ला॰॰॰
लल्ल लल्ल ला ला ला॰॰ ला॰॰॰

तुम्हारी पलकों की
चिलमनों में
ये क्या छुपा है
सितारे जैसा
हसीन है ये
हमारे जैसा
शरीर है ये
तुम्हारे जैसा
तुम्हारे ख्वाबों के
आईने में
ये क्या छुपा है
हमारे जैसा
जवान है ये
हमारे जैसा
हसीन है ये
तुम्हारे जैसा

तुम्हारी बाहों में
छुप के हमने
तुम्ही को तुमसे
चुरा लिया है
तुम्हारी बाहों में
छुप के हमने
तुम्ही को तुमसे
चुरा लिया है
चुराने वाले के
हाथ हमने
जो खो दिया था
वो पा लिया है
तुम्हारे होंठों की
खामोशी में
ये क्या छुपा है
इशारे जैसा
तुम्हारे होंठों की
खामोशी में
ये क्या छुपा है
इशारे जैसा
हसीन है ये
हमारे जैसा
शरीर है ये
तुम्हारे जैसा

नए मुसाफिर के
कौन हैं हम
नए मुसाफिर को
ये बता दो
नए मुसाफिर के
कौन हैं हम
नए मुसाफिर को
ये बता दो
वो तुमसे खुद ही
करेगा बातें
करीब आ के
इसे जगा दो
तुम्हारी शर्मीली
शोखियों में
ये क्या छुपा है
शरारे जैसा
तुम्हारी शर्मीली
शोखियों में
ये क्या छुपा है
शरारे जैसा
हसीन है ये
हमारे जैसा
शरीर है ये
तुम्हारे जैसा

तुम्हारी पलकों की
चिलमनों में
ये क्या छुपा है
सितारे जैसा
तुम्हारे ख्वाबों के
आईने में
ये क्या छुपा है
हमारे जैसा
जवान है ये
(हम्मम॰॰॰ हम्ममम)
हमारे जैसा
(हम्ममम)
हसीन है ये
(हम्मम॰॰॰ हम्ममम)
तुम्हारे जैसा
(हम्ममम)


This article is written by Peevesie’s Mom, 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.

Blog Day:

4362 Post No. : 15687

Hullo Atuldom

27th June- birth anniversary of our beloved Panchamda a.k.a RD Burman. We have many posts on this blog which gives us details of his birth, his lineage, and many many other trivia connected with how he got the nickname “Pancham”.

So without wasting time or as some people would like to say ‘zyaada footage khaaye bagair’ I will come straight to today’s song. It is from the 1989 released, Vidhu Vinod Chopra written-produced & directed “Parinda”. It had Madhuri Dixit, Jackie Shroff, Anil Kapoor, and Nana Patekar in a rather grey role. Anupam Kher was there in a special appearance.

Anil Kapoor and Jackie Shroff played brothers. Anupam Kher played Anil Kapoor’s friend and Madhuri’s brother. Jackie Shroff works for the underworld chieftain Anna (Nana Patekar). Anil Kapoor returns from studying abroad and meets his childhood friend Anupam Kher who has become a police officer. He also witnesses his friend being shot down by the underworld and decides to avenge his death.

The movie is interspersed with the tender love and camaraderie that is shared between the brothers and their dreams of having a family complete with wife children etc. Today’s song is when the brothers are thinking of the impending marriage of Anil Kapoor with Madhuri.

“Parinda” had seven songs which were written by Khurshid Hallauri of which one is there on the blog, posted on 15th of May 2015. (It has a sad version which was posted in the comments by Prakashchandraji) There was also a comment there by Prakashchandraji:- “And Who is Khursheed Hallauri ??, the lyricist, Any one who has information about him, Please share with us.” This question still remains.

This movie was planned by Vinod Chopra after his low-budget suspense thriller “Khamosh” failed to find a distributor for theatrical release. “Parinda” received critical acclaim when released. It also won two National awards and five Filmfare awards. It was also selected to represent India at the Oscars that year.

I chose this particular song as it talks of a marriage and we have an active follower of this blog celebrating his anniversary today. He is a big fan of Pancham and his music so I hope he and his life-partner (also known as Satulite in Atuldom) like this song.

Thank You Panchamda for leaving us this fun song.

Audio

Video

Song-Sehre mein dulha hoga (Parinda)(1989) Singers-Shailendra Singh, Suresh Wadkar, Lyrics-Khursheed Halluri, MD-R D Burman
Both

Lyrics

sehre mein dulha hoga,
ghoonghat mein dulhan hogi
haan sehre mein dulha hoga,
ghoongat mein dulhan hogi

masti mein naachenge yaar
ke ghar mein baaja bajega
sehre mein dulha hoga
ghoongat mein dulhan hogi
sehre mein dulha hoga,
ghoonghat mein dulhan hogi
masti mein naachenge yaar
ke ghar mein baaja bajega

ho o aayega jab din woh khushi ka
hosh rahega kisko kisika
hoo ghar aayegi bhaiyya ki dulhan
jhoom uthhega yeh ghar aangan
hey raat suhaani hogi,
chadhhti jawaani hogi

duniya deewaani hogi,
saath me rani hogi
karke sola singaar
ke ghar me baaja bajega

haan sehre mein dulha hoga,
ghoongat mein dulhan hogi
sehre mein dulha hoga,
he ghoongat mein dulhan hogi
masti mein naachenge yaar
ke ghar me baja bajega

poore honge armaan dil ke
honge khush dulhan se mil ke
pyaar se hongi pyaari baatein,
katt jaayengi pal mein raatein

haan saanson mein hogi jwaala
chaabhi hogi na hoga taala
saali hogi na saala,
saala hoga na saali

aaya hai tere dar pe sawaali
shirdiwaale sai baba
shirdiwaale sai baba
aaya hai tere dar pe sawaali
no no no bhaiyya
sawaali nahin saali saali
saali hogi na saala,
chaabi hoga na taala

saali hogi na saala,
chaabi hoga na taala
donon karenge pyaar
ke ghar mein baaja bajega

haan sehre mein dulha hoga,
ghoonghat mein dulhan hogi
sehre mein dulha hoga,
ghoonghat mein dulhan hogi
masti mein naachenge yaar
ke ghar mein baaja bajega

armaanon ki bagiya khilegi,
bhaiyya ko mere dulhan milegi
o o behne lagegi prem ki dhaara
paawan hoga jeewan saara

hoga jo poora saal
godi mein hoga laal
hoga jo poora saal
godi mein hoga laal
haan duniya dekhegi mera kamaal
ho chhorra ganga kinaare waalaa
ho chhorra ganga kinaare waalaa
o khaike paan banaaras waalaa
khuli jaaye band akal kaa taalaa
phir to aisa kare kamaal
seedhi karde sabki chaal

arre arre arre
chaal nahin gadhe
saal saal
hoga jo poora saal
godi mein hoga laal
hoga jo poora saal
godi mein hoga laal
chhota sukhi parivaar
ke ghar mein baaja bajega
sehre mein dulha hoga
ghoonghat mein dulhan hogi
sehre mein dulha hoga
ghoonghat mein dulhan hogi
masti mein naachenge yaar
ke ghar mein baaja bajega
haan baaja bajega
ha ha
arre baaja bajega
baaja bajega


This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, 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.

Blog Day :

4362 Post No. : 15686 Movie Count :

4322

#the Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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# Bhoole-Bisre Geet # 92 # R.D. Burman – Year 1977
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It is another important day today for all of us today (27 june 2020). Remembering the ‘genius’ Music Director Rahul Dev Burman – ‘Pancham’ on his eighty-first birth anniversary today.

As a tribute to him I am presenting a song composed by him from the movie ‘Jeewan Mukt-1977’.

I do not know how many of our readers are aware of this movie and its’ songs. There may be many, and surely most Pancham fans are aware of the movie and its songs.

However, I became aware of this movie only six years ago when I got my copy of HFGK Vol-V (1971-1980). Since then, I was longing to share the songs from this movie. But somehow it didn’t work out, mainly because I was unable to locate the songs of this movie.

I had never listened to the songs of this movie earlier. For that matter I had never even heard the name of this movie. This movie must have sunk badly at the box office and as a result it must have ended up becoming an obscure movie of its time.

The movie had some beautiful songs in it that were created by none other than the genius music director Rahul Dev Burman.

When I listened to the songs of this movie during the preparation of this post, I liked them very much. And I hope that our readers too will find the song enjoyable.

This is a movie of 1977. 1977 is also an important year in the history of India (socio-politically). However here on the blog we will only discuss the movies and music (of Pancham) of that year.

Some of us will readily recall the blockbuster musical hit of that year i.e. ‘Ham Kisise Kam Nahin’, which also had music by R D Burman.

Then there were other movies like ‘Kinaara’, ‘Mukti’, ‘Kitaab’, ‘Karm’ etc where the music was composed by R.D. Burman.
Then there were movies like ‘Amar Akbar Anthony’, ‘Dharam Veer’, ‘Aap Ki Khaatir’, ‘Yehi Hai Zindagi’, ‘Doosra Aadmi’, ‘Apnaapan’, ‘Dulhan Wahi Jo Piyaa Man Bhaaye’, ‘Khoon Pasinaa’, ‘Swami’, ‘Anurodh’, etc etc… where the other music directors composed the music and the music of these movies too were very popular.

The song that ranked at number one of that year’s annual ‘Binaca Geetmala’ list was from the previous years’ ‘Laila Majnu’, and in 1978 it was from ‘Ankhiyon Ke Jharokhon Se’. The song ‘Kyaa huaa tera waadaa’ from ‘Ham Kisise Kam Nahin’ ranked at number three in the annual list of ‘Binaca Geetmala’ of 1978.

None of the songs from today’s movie ‘Jeewan Mukt’ featured in the annual list of ‘Binaca Geetmala-1977’. (or 1978).

In 1977 there were as many as ten movies where R D Burman sas the music director. Details of the representation of these movies in the blog is show here :-

Sno. Title Year Passed by Censor Board Lyricist Represented on the Blog
1 Chaandi Sonaa 1977 25.03.1977 Majrooh Sultanpuri Yes
2 Chalaa Muraari Hero Banane 1977 08.11.1977 Yogesh Yes
3 Chaltaa Purzaa 1977 16.06.1977 Anand Bakshi Yes
4 Darling Darling 1977 11.05.1977 Anand Bakshi Yes
5 Ham Kisise Kam Nahin 1977 19.08.1977 Majrooh Sultanpuri Yes
6 Jeewan Mukt 1977 08.08.1977 Yogesh NO
7 Karm 1977 27.04.1977 Bharat Vyas, Rajkavi Tulsi Yes/Yippeeee’ed
8 Kinaaraa 1977 21.03.1977 Gulzar Yes/Yippeeee’ed
9 Kitaab 1977 31.12.1977 Gulzar Yes/Yippeeee’ed
10 Mukti 1977 14.02.1977 Anand Bakshi Yes/Yippeeee’ed

‘Jeewan Mukt-1977’ was directed by Sudhendu Roy for S.R. Productions, Bombay. It had Lakshmi, Parikshit Sahni, Girish Karnad, Mala Jaggi, Sudha Shivpuri, Pawan Dutt, Meena Rai, Master Gautam, Ashok Razdan, Dhanna, Asha Lata, Suresh Oberoi, Dinshaw Dazi, Shrimati Mistri and others.

As per HFGK Vol-V (1971-1980) this movie had total four songs, all were solo songs sung by Asha Bhonsle. (however, on internet I came across a song sung by Kishore Kumar and it is uploaded as an ‘unreleased song from this movie- ‘Jeewan Mukt’, which needs to be checked and confirmed. HFGK doesn’t mention this song).

Lyricist Yogesh wrote the songs for this movie and music was composed by R.D. Burman.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 08.08.1977.

Today’s song is sung by Asha Bhonsle and it is lip synced on screen by Lakshmi. Master Gautam (I guess) is the kid seen with her. Some other artists including two playing a village cuple are also seen in the picturisation.

Let us enjoy today’s song which is said to be inspired from a ‘western song’ (guesses?).

The book ‘R.D. Burman- The Man, The Music’ also mentions one other song from this movie ‘Jeewan Mukt’ where Pancham Da had taken inspiration from the music composed by a famous ‘western group’, but then that is the ‘inspiration’ for another post. Till then let us all enjoy this song and pay our tributes to our beloved Pancham Da.

With this song ‘Jeewan Mukt-1977’ makes its debut on the blog. With this song, all released movies of 1977 that had music by R D Burman find representation on the blog. 🙂

Video (Full)

Audio (curtailed)

Song-Lehra ke dagar chali jaati hai kidhar (Jeewan Mukt)(1977) singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Yogesh, MD-R D Burman

Lyrics (Based on Video link)

lehraa ke dagar
chali jaati hai kidhar
kuchh tumko pataa hai
kuchh tumhen hai khabar
lehraa ke dagar
chali jaati hai kidhar
kuchh tumko pataa hai
kuchh tumhen hai khabar
door kahin pe
sone ki zameen pe
pyaara pyaara hai
bahaaron ka nagar
lehraa ke dagar chali jaati hai kidhar
kuchh tumko pataa hai
kuchh tumhen hai khabar

aa aa aa aa aa

ye khiley khiley
manchale saje
mausam ki qasam
rukte nahin kahin mere qadam
ye khiley khiley
manchale saje
mausam ki qasam
rukte nahin kahin mere qadam
lagtaa hai man ko
jaise gagan ko
pankh binaa main
chhoo rahin hoon ud kar
lehraa ke dagar
chali jaati hai kidhar
kuchh tumko pataa hai
kuchh tumhen hai khabar
lehraa ke dagar
chali jaati hai kidhar
kuchh tumko pataa hai
kuchh tumhen hai khabar

aa aa aa aa

yahaan kiran kiran
jab chaman chaman ko chhoo le ae
dil mera sab kuchh bhoole ae
yahaan kiran kiran
jab chaman chaman ko chhoo le ae
dil mera sab kuchh bhoole ae
lachke jo daali koi phoolonwaali
ho jaaye mujh par jaadu ka asar
lehraa ke dagar
chali jaati hai kidhar
kuchh tumko pataa hai
kuchh tumhen hai khabar
lehraa ke dagar
chali jaati hai kidhar
kuchh tumko pataa hai
kuchh tumhe hai khabar

jab dheere dheere nadiyaa ke teere ae
din jo dhale ae
mehendi rachaa kar shaam chale ae
jab dheere dheere nadiyaa ke teere ae
din jo dhale ae
mehendi rachaa kar shaam chale ae
dhake dabe paaon se
rangon bhare gaaon se
aayi ho rangeeli koyi gori saj kar
lehraa ke dagar
chali jaati hai kidhar
kuchh tumko pataa hai
kuchh tumhen hai khabar
door kahin pe
sone ki zameen pe
pyaara pyaara hai
bahaaron ka nagar
lehraa ke dagar
chali jaati hai kidhar
kuchh tumko pataa hai
kuchh tumhen hai khabar

laa laa laa aa
laa ra la la la laa
la la la la laa laa
laa laa laa laa aa
laa laa laa laa
laa ra la la la laa

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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लहरा के डगर
चली जाती है किधर
कुछ तुमको पता है
कुछ तुम्हे है खबर
लहरा के डगर
चली जाती है किधर
कुछ तुमको पता है
कुछ तुम्हे है खबर
दूर कहीं पे
सोने की ज़मीन पे
प्यारा प्यारा है
बहारों का नगर
लहरा के डगर
चली जाती है किधर
कुछ तुमको पता है
कुछ तुम्हे है खबर

आ आ आ आ

ये खिले खिले
मनचले सजे
मौसम की क़सम
रुकते नहीं कहीं मेरे क़दम
ये खिले खिले
मनचले सजे
मौसम की क़सम
रुकते नहीं कहीं मेरे क़दम
लगता है मन को
जैसे गगन को
पंख बिना मैं
छू रहीं हूँ उड़कर
लहरा के डगर
चली जाती है किधर
कुछ तुमको पता है
कुछ तुम्हे है खबर
लहरा के डगर
चली जाती है किधर
कुछ तुमको पता है
कुछ तुम्हे है खबर

आ आ आ आ आ

यहाँ किरण किरण
जब चमन चमन को छू ले ए
दिल मेरा सब कुछ भूले ए
यहाँ किरण किरण
जब चमन चमन को छू ले ए
दिल मेरा सब कुछ भूले ए
लचके जो डाली
कोई फूलोंवाली
हो जाए मुझपर जादू का असर
लहरा के डगर
चली जाती है किधर
कुछ तुमको पता है
कुछ तुम्हे है खबर
लहरा के डगर
चली जाती है किधर
कुछ तुमको पता है
कुछ तुम्हे है खबर

जब धीरे धीरे नदिया के तीरे ए
दिन जो ढले ए
मेहँदी रचा कर शाम चले ए
जब धीरे धीरे नदिया के तीरे ए
दिन जो ढले ए
मेहँदी रचा कर शाम चले ए
ढके दबे पाँव से
रंगों भरे गाँव से
आई हो रंगीली कोई गोरी सज कर
लहरा के डगर
चली जाती है किधर
कुछ तुमको पता है
कुछ तुम्हे है खबर
दूर कहीं पे
सोने की ज़मीन पे
प्यारा प्यारा है
बहारों का नगर
लहरा के डगर
चली जाती है किधर
कुछ तुमको पता है
कुछ तुम्हे है खबर
ला ला ला ला आ
ला र ल ल ल ला
ला ला ला ला आ
ला ला ला आ
ला र ल ल ल ला


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4361 Post No. : 15685

Hindi Songs in Bangla Film – 32
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The folk singer I am discussing here is from Assam. She has no direct or indirect connection to the soils of Bihar, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh. Yet her fans from these states has given her the title of ‘Bhojpuri Queen’. It is not that she has consciously chosen to sing in Bhojpuri. The fact is that it is one of the music recording companies who made her to sing Bhojpuri songs.  Again, the title ‘Bhojpuri Queen’ to her would give an impression that she has restricted her singing mainly to Bhojpuri songs. But it is not so. She has been in her professional music scene since 2001 rendering nearly 9000 songs in 30 different languages/dialects of India. She has also done the playback singing in Hindi, Bhojpuri, Bangla, Assamese, Tamil and Marathi films, beside acting in some films. She is a folk musicologist and has done extensive research on the history of folk music especially in the Bhojpuri region.

I am referring to Kalpana Patowary (b. 27/10/1978) who has been endowed with a rich and powerful voice capable of singing in high octaves with ease. She was born in Sorbhog town in Barpeta district of Assam. Her father, Bipin Patowary, a folk singer himself and working for AIR (Aakashvani), Guwahati, gave Kalpana the initial training in Kamrupiya and Gaolporiya folk singing of Assam. She also learnt Baul singing from Naren Das. After completing her graduation in English literature from Cotton College, Guwahati, Kalpana enrolled in Bhatkhande College of Music, Lucknow from where she completed her Sangeet Visharad.

Even though Kalpana Patowary has been performing on the stage since her childhood, her professional music journey started in 2001 when after marrying Pervez Khan, her school-mate and neighbour in Assam, she shifted to Mumbai. She learnt Hindustani classical music from Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan of Rampur-Sahaswan Gharana in Mumbai. The first music album recorded by Kalpana Patowary was in 2001 which was a remix of popular Hindi songs. Her first Bhojpuri song album  “Na Hum Se Bhangiya Pisaai’ae Ganesh Ke Papa” released in 2002 made her very popular among the Bhojpuri speaking population. With this popularity, she sang for the first time in a Bhojpuri film, ‘Sasura Bada Paisewala’ (2004) after which she became a regular playback singer of Bhojpuri films. She expanded her command over Bhojpuri songs by singing non-film folk songs in Puria, Pachra, Kajri, Birha, Sohar, Chaita and Nautanki genres. She traveled extensively in Bhojpuri speaking regions to study the folklore of the region. She was the first woman singer to sing and record a Chhapraihiya Purvi folk style song which was hitherto a male preserve.

In June 2012, Kalpana Patowary launched her music cum documentary album ‘The Legacy of Bhikari Thakur’ which was released by a British recording company, Virgin EMI Records. It received popularity all over the world, especially from in those countries having a sizeable Bhojpuri speaking population. It was a sort of Kalpana Patowary’s tribute to Bhikari Thakur who is regarded as ‘Shakespeare of Bhojpuri literature’. In addition, she also recorded documentary musical albums like ‘The Sacred Scriptures of Monikut’ and ‘Anthology of Birha’. She is the first singer to sings a Khadi Birha folk song for Coke Studio.

Kalpana Patowary as a playback singer in Bhojpuri films has faced criticism from some quarters for popularising Bhojpuri film songs with raunchy lyrics. She has defended herself by saying that in the initial period of her career in Bhojpuri film music, she was not well-versed with Bhojpuri dialect and the meanings. Also, she has pointed out that it is the writers of the songs who have to take care of the raunchy wordings. Also, she says that if the song was obscene than how did the Censor Board not take objection?

One of the effects of such criticism on Kalpana Patowary seems to be that she has become more determined to study the folklore of Bhojpuri region and popularise such folk songs not only all over India but also all over the world. Hence, during the last five years or so, she has been devoting much of her time in folklores of not only the Bhojpuri region but also of Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, and North-Eastern States. She has also started her focus on devotional songs of these states.

It is in this background that Kalpana Patowary seems to have lapped up an opportunity by singing a devotional song “Chain Kahaan Prabhu Bin Manwa” in the film ‘Har Har Byomkesh’ (2015) which is picturised on herself.  The song is written by Sutapa Basu which is set to music by Bickram Ghosh. The song in the video clip is partial as picturised in the film. The audio clip has got the full song.

The details of the film and the story have been given in my earlier article on the song – “Roothe Sajan Kaise Manaawe Ho Rama“.

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Acknowledgements: The profile and other information on Kalpana Patowary is based on her interviews which appeared in some newspapers, magazines and also on Rajya Sabha TV. Information on her musical journey is also based on info from her website, http://singerkalpana.blogspot.com/

 

Video

Audio

Song – Chain Kahaan Prabhu Bin Manwa (Har Har Byomkesh) (2015) Singer – Kalpana Patowary, Lyrics – Sutapa Basu, MD – Bickram Ghosh

Lyrics

chain kahaan prabhu bin manwa
chain kahaan prabhu bin manwa
chain kahaan prabhu bin manwa
chain kahaan prabhu bin manwa
mann ki aankh se aansoo nikle
mann ki aankh se aansoo nikle
tan ki aankh rowe na
tan ki aankh rowe na
chain kahaan prabhu bin manwa
chain kahaan prabhu bin manwa
 
saagar paar kiya bajrangi..ee..ee
bajrangi ee..ee..ee
saagar paar kiya bajrangi
prabhu ke naam sahaayi
naam lewe to door ho peeda
naam lewe to door ho peeda
door howe kathinaayi
door howe kathinaayi
chain kahaan prabhu bin manwa
chain kahaan prabhu bin manwa
 
naam sahaare kaam sawaare..ae
naam sahaare kaam sawaare
mann ho mail kabhi na
main ho mail kabhi na
naam ke upar aur kachhu naahin
naam ke upar aur kachhu naahin
bhoole to ab nahin jeena
bhoole to ab nahin jeena
chain kahaan prabhu bin manwa
chain kahaan prabhu bin manwa

mann ki aankh ke aansoo nikle
tan aankh rowe na
tan aankh rowe na
chain kahaan prabhu bin manwa
chain kahaan prabhu bin manwa
chain kahaan prabhu bin manwa
chain kahaan prabhu bin manwa

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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चैन कहाँ प्रभु बिन मनवा
चैन कहाँ प्रभु बिन मनवा
चैन कहाँ प्रभु बिन मनवा
चैन कहाँ प्रभु बिन मनवा
मन की आँख से आँसू निकले
मन की आँख से आँसू निकले
तन की आँख रोवे ना
तन की आँख रोवे ना
चैन कहाँ प्रभु बिन मनवा
चैन कहाँ प्रभु बिन मनवा

सागर पार किया बजरंगी॰॰ई॰॰ई
बजरंगी॰॰ई॰॰ई॰॰ई
सागर पार किया बजरंगी
प्रभु के नाम सहाई
नाम लेवे तो दूर हो पीड़ा
नाम लेवे तो दूर हो पीड़ा
दूर होवे कठिनाई
दूर होवे कठिनाई
चैन कहाँ प्रभु बिन मनवा
चैन कहाँ प्रभु बिन मनवा

नाम सहारे काम सवारे॰॰ए
नाम सहारे काम सवारे
मन हो मैल कभी ना
मन हो मैल कभी ना
नाम के ऊपर और कछु नाहीं
नाम के ऊपर और कछु नाहीं
भूले तो अब नहीं जीना
भूले तो अब नहीं जीना
चैन कहाँ प्रभु बिन मनवा
चैन कहाँ प्रभु बिन मनवा

मन की आँख से आँसू निकले
तन की आँख रोवे ना
तन की आँख रोवे ना
चैन कहाँ प्रभु बिन मनवा
चैन कहाँ प्रभु बिन मनवा
चैन कहाँ प्रभु बिन मनवा
चैन कहाँ प्रभु बिन मनवा


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