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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 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 :

4396 Post No. : 15772

Songs Repeated in Hindi Films – 22
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I present here a repeat song that is quite different from the string of songs in this series so far. I shall begin by introducing the original song.

The original song is from the 1953 film – ‘Hamdard’. The song has been written by Majrooh Sultanpuri, and the music composition is by Anil Biswas. The original song is in the voice of Manna Dey, and it is already posted on the blog a good eight years ago. That post can be viewed at “Tera Haath Haath Mein Aa Gaya”.

The repeat song, this time appearing in the film ‘Tu Nahin Aur Sahi’ from 1960. The song is the same, but for the latter film, it has been re-recorded. The music director of the latter film is Ravi. The second recording is different, both with regards to the composition, as well as the singing voice. The latter song has been recorded in the voice of Rafi Sb, in a tune that is quite different from the original.

In the latter film, only the mukhda of the song is present. The full song is not presented. It would be interesting to know whether the latter version of the song was recorded as a complete song, or only the lines that are actually present in the film.

So the repeat song has been re-recorded, using a different tune, and in a different voice. And it is only used partially. There surely are other instances in Hindi films, where snippets of songs from earlier films have been used partially. This case is interesting, in that it has been formally re-recorded, different voice, different tune. As far as I can check, it appears that this is the only instance of its kind, in the category of repeat songs.

Here is another very interesting anecdote about this song. There is actually another instance in Hindi films, where these lines appear, albeit equally briefly. The film is ‘Teesri Manzil’ from 1966. The scenario is played out as follows.

The location is again the restaurant of the hotel. Shammi Kapoor, or Rocky, (also Anil) has just finished singing the song – “Tumne Mujhe Dekha Ho Kar Meharbaan”. He is on the seventh heaven, considering that Asha Parekh, or Sunita has come to his performance of this song. Little does he know that the letter that was supposed to reach her the previous evening has just been delivered to her in the restaurant. Of course, knowing the truth, Sunita is livid at the deception played by Anil. And Anil, on the seventh heaven, has completed the song and launches into a monologue, telling the audience, how lucky he is having found love. He reaches the table where Sunita is sitting, and she is in tears. Continuing the monologue, Anil reaches out for her hand, and starts to speak these lines –

Tera Haath Haath Mein Aa Gaya
Ke Chirag Raah Mein Jal Gaye. . .

The unexpected next instant is a shock, as Sunita pulls back her hand and lands a resounding slap on Anil’s cheek.

So a very interesting set of appearances these lines make – from 1953 to 1960 to 1966.

Remembering Rafi Sb today, on his 40th remembrance day.

This snippet also brings back memories of another great performer – Kumkum, who passed away on 28th July, three days ago. In the closing minutes of this film, she makes a decision and leaves her home, to follow the person she loves, no matter that person is a dishonest conman.

Song – Tera Haath Haath Mein Aa Gaya  (Tu Nahin Aur Sahi) (1960) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics – Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD – Ravi
[Note: The music director for the original tune in ‘Hamdard’ is Anil Biswas.]

Lyrics

tera haath haath mein aa gaya
ke chiraag raah mein jal gaye
mujhe sehal ho gayin manzilen
wo hawa ke rulh bhi badal gaye

tera haath haath mein aa gaya

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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तेरा हाथ हाथ में आ गया
के चिराग़ राह में जल गए
मुझे सेहल हो गईं मंज़िलें
वो हवा के रुख भी बादल गए

तेरा हाथ हाथ में आ गया


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Blog Day :

4396 Post No. : 15771

Today is 31 july 2020. It is the 40th anniversary of the passing away of Mohammad Rafi ( 24 december 1924-31 july 1980) as all HFM lovers are only too aware. 31 july 1980 is a day which is still fresh in the minds of music lovers who were around at that time.

31 july 1880, a date exactly 100 years prior to 31 july 1980 was also an important day. It was on this day that Dhanpat Rai was born, who would later be known as Munshi Premchand (31 july 1880-8 october 1936), one of the most influential Urdu-Hindi author in modern Indian literature.

I have covered Munshi Premchand a few times in this blog. When one reads his creations, one is astonished at his vision, and his progressiveness. He was far ahead of the times in which he lived. He championed the cause of women empowerment, human rights and even animal rights at a time when these causes had not even become fashionable.

Munshi Premchand is considered an Urdu-Hindi literateur, but he was much more than just that. He was conversant in English as well. He was very well read in foreign literature. Translating foreign classics into Urdu and Hindi was one of his passions that has not received much attention from those who have studied him.

Munshi Premchand not only championed noble causes, he also practiced what he preached. After he separated from his first wife (with whom he was married as a child, in accordance with the then prevailing social practice), he married a widow, which was quite a revolutionary act those days.

Premchand began his career as a writer in Gorakhpur. Gorakhpur turned out to be the place where he was at his most creative. Gorakhpur was also the place where he spent the happiest days of his life (1916-1921). He was leading a contented life in Gorakhpur as a government school teacher (Assistant Master at Norman High School, Gorakhpur) when he listened to the speech of Mahatma Gandhi on 8 february 1921, where Gandhi Ji exhorted Indians to give up government jobs as part of non-cooperation movement. Munshi Premchand acted on this call and resigned from his job (he has received a promotion while at Gorakhpur and had become Deputy Inspector of Schools). With the consent of his wife, he resigned from his government job. Rest of his life was largely a struggle to make both ends meet. All that did not affect the quality of his penmanship.

Premchand briefly dabbled in the then new art form of Talkies. But he failed to adjust to the ways of the movies and went back to his first love, viz writing.

Many of his writings later went on to be made into films (Hindi as well as other languages). I have discussed ‘Do Bailon Ki Katha’ (which was made into ‘Heera Moti’ (1958) in the past. I have also discussed ‘Idgaah’. ‘Gaban’ is another of his novel that has been made into a movie.

It was in 1924 that Munshi Premchand wrote ‘Rangbhoomi’. It is the story of a blind beggar called Surdas. This story was made into a Hindi movie in 1946. This movie ‘Rangbhoomi’ (1946) was produced and directed by Mohan Bhavnani for Bhavnani Productions, Bombay. The movie had KN Singh, Nigar Sultana, Jagdish Sethi, Sulochana Chatterjee, Maqbul, Navin Yagnik, Gope etc.

To pay tribute to both Munshi Premhand and Md Rafi, here is a song from ‘Rangbhoomi’ (1946). This song is a multiple part song. Part I is sung by Rafi and chorus, while part II is sung by Rafi, Sahmshad Begam and chorus. Pt Phaani is the lyricist. Music is composed by Premnath (music director).

Only the audio of the song is available. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of the song.


Song-Kadam suye manzil badhaaye chala chal (Rangbhoomi)(1946) Singers-Rafi, Shamshad Begam, Lyrics-Pt Phaani, MD-Premnath (MD)
Male chorus
Female chorus
All chorus

Lyrics

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Part I
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kadam suye manzil badhaaye chala chal
kadam suye manzil badhaaye chala chal
koi saath aaye na aaye chala chal
koi saath aaye na aaye chala chal
kadam suye manzil badhaaye chala chal
kadam suye manzil badhaaye chala chal
koi saath aaye na aaye chala chal
koi saath aaye na aaye chala chal

teri raah tedhi
teri door manzil
teri raah tedhi
teri door manzil
museebat nayi
har kadam se mukaabil
museebat nayi
har kadam se mukaabil
pahaadon ko dhhaa dega himmat bhara dil
himmat bhara dil
pahaadon ko dhhaa dega himmat bhara dil
himmat bhara dil
tu har khauf isse mitaaye chala chal
tu har khauf isse mitaaye chala chal
koi saath aaye na aaye chala chal
koi saath aaye na aaye chala chal
Kadam suye manzil badhaaye chala chal
Kadam suye manzil badhaaye chala chal
koi saath aaye na aaye chala chal
koi saath aaye na aaye chala chal

chale na chale saath tere zamaana
chale na chale saath tere zamaana
sune na sune koi tera taraana
chale na chale saath tere zamaana
sune na sune koi tera taraana
rahe kaafilaa tera hardam rawaana
hardam rawaana
rahe kaafilaa tera hardam rawaana
tu duniya ko rasta dikhaaye chala chal
tu duniya ko rasta dikhaaye chala chal
koi saath aaye na aaye chala chal
koi saath aaye na aaye chala chal
Kadam suye manzil badhaaye chala chal
Kadam suye manzil badhaaye chala chal
koi saath aaye na aaye chala chal
koi saath aaye na aaye chala chal

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Part II
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chale na chale saath tere zamaana
chale na chale saath tere zamaana
sune na sune koi tera taraana
chale na chale saath tere zamaana
sune na sune koi tera taraana
rahe kaafilaa tera lekin rawaana
rahe kaafilaa tera lekin rawaana

tu duniya ko rasta dikhaaye chala chal
tu duniya ko rasta dikhaaye chala chal
koi saath aaye na aaye chala chal
koi saath aaye na aaye chala chal
Kadam suye manzil badhaaye chala chal
Kadam suye manzil badhaaye chala chal
koi saath aaye na aaye chala chal
koi saath aaye na aaye chala chal

sun ae naujawaan
sun ae naujawaan
tujhko jhukna nahin hai
sun ae naujawaan
tujhko jhukna nahin hai
unhen chhod de jinke ghutna nahin hai
unhen chhod de jinke ghutna nahin hai
tujhe raaste bhar mein rukna nahin hai
tujhe raaste bhar mein rukna nahin hai

tu kaandhe se kaandha milaaye chala chal
tu kaandhe se kaandha milaaye chala chal
koi saath aaye na aaye chala chal
koi saath aaye na aaye chala chal
Kadam suye manzil badhaaye chala chal
Kadam suye manzil badhaaye chala chal
koi saath aaye na aaye chala chal
koi saath aaye na aaye chala chal

tu aage badhe usko peechhe hataa de
peechhe hataa de
jo roke use thokaron se uda de
thokaron se uda de
khuda se jo kehta hai use tu kar ke dikha de
tu kar ke dikha de
tu har waar seene pe khaaye chala chal
tu har waar seene pe khaaye chala chal
tu har waar seene pe khaaye chala chal
koi saath aaye na aaye chala chal
koi saath aaye na aaye chala chal
Kadam suye manzil badhaaye chala chal
Kadam suye manzil badhaaye chala chal
koi saath aaye na aaye chala chal
koi saath aaye na aaye chala chal


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 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 :

4396 Post No. : 15770

Songs Repeated in Hindi Films – 21
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OK, yes, this one too.

And I am very sure most of us would not have heard, or even heard of, the third stanza in this song. Ah yes, that is the wonderful bonus we have from the repeat use of this song. I was not even aware of the existence of a third stanza of this song, before my dear friend Ahsaan Bhai (of Hapur) introduced me to this repeat song in the 1978 film ‘Nasbandi’. That was a few months ago. In wayward manner, i.e. without any proper identification etc., this song is available on you tube. And unless one is aware of what one is looking for, one is bound to miss it.

And the third stanza – I wonder where and how IS Johar was able to lay his hands on the extended version of this song. Is the film availabl somewhere? Food, and quite wholesome food at that, for thought. The repeat use is the original recording in the voice of Rafi Sb. And as such, it is not listed in the Geet Kosh, for the film ‘Nasbandi’.

Definitely, the best of the fast paced super foot tappers sung by Rafi Sb. Listening to this, one can but not cease being amazed in wonder at the spectrum of the range that Rafi Sb has rendered over the near four and a half decades of his career as a playback singer in Indian cinema.

The original song, from the film ‘Mr X’ from 1957. The film is sadly not available, not traceable at present. And so one cannot write about the picturization. However, one thing that Ahsaan Bhai has confirmed with certainty that this song is performed on screen by Johnny Walker, in the original.

The repeat song in the film ‘Nasbandi’ is presented, in original, as a background song. Now, ‘Nasbandi’ is  Johar Films production. And knowing the penchant IS Johar has for spoofing and presenting a near gobbledygook farce of the normal situations, one must see this clip with a barrelful of salt, keeping on the side, all the sensible understanding of the real world, or even the reel world. The fun in his films is very much in-your-face farce.

IS Johar was an acknowledged intellectual and man of letters. Only that his capabilities in this arena got directed towards comedy and fun. One can sense that he is making a film for fun, and in that process he is making fun of a lot of established ideas, and even well known people. He went on to produce many films of this calibre.

Another thing that I want to highlight is his penchant for the motor bike. In practically all his films that I have seen, there is one or more scene of motorbike riding, and in some cases, real dare-devilry motorbike riding, be it ‘Johar in Kashmir’ (1966), ‘Johar and Mehmood in Goa’ (1965), or ‘Johar and Mehmood in Hong Kong’ (1971). In this film too, the same gimmickry appears. This song is all about extreme motorbike riding, with display of driving skills underwater, driving on rail tracks, ascending and descending stair cases, besides the other nominal tricks of motorbike riding. One enjoys the song of course. But one also realizes – it is in the film just for the heck of it. 🙂

Ah but, this post is not about IS Johar and his films. It is the recall of this iconic song sung by Rafi Sb, and as mentioned above, the wondrous discovery of a third stanza of this song.

40 years ago, this divine virtuous voice, departed from this world of the mundane. And the world became lesser so with his departure. The artist that he was, and the humane person that was him, only rarely one finds these two attributes of eminence so pleasantly enmeshed together.

Just like water – it will take shape of whatever container one pours into. And it will take up the color of whatever it is mixed with. That is the artist in Rafi Sb. His voice in the background, almost always sounded as the voice of the actor in front. That is what water does – accepts everything, becomes everything.

Such is the same – as with Rafi Sb.

Amen.

 

Song – Laal Laal Gaal Jaan Ke Hain Laagu  (Nasbandi) (1978) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics – Majrooh, MD – N Dutta

Lyrics

laal laal gaal
jaan ke hain laagu
o dekh dekh dekh
dil pe rahe kaabu
chor chor chor
bhaag pardesi baaboo. . .

laal laal gaal
jaan ke hain laagu
o dekh dekh dekh
dil pe rahe kaabu
chor chor chor
bhaag pardesi baaboo. . . ah

chor chor chor ye nahin hain maal o zar ke
o mor mor mor ye to hain dil o jigar ke
peele peele peele in ke laal hain niraale
neele neele neele inki ankhdiyon ke pyaale
chor chor chor ye nahin hain maal o zar ke
o mor mor mor ye to hain dil ojigar ke
peele peele peele in ke laal hain niraale
neele neele neele inki ankhdiyon ke pyaale
ajnabi pe bedhadak
khuli sadak chalate hain
chalate hain ye jaadu laal laal gaal
o laal laal gaal
jaan ke hain laagu
o dekh dekh dekh
dil pe rahe kaabu
o chor chor chor
bhaag pardesi baaboo. . . ah

haaye haaye haaye ye nigaahon ka nishaana
o vaaye vaaye vaaye koyi teer kha na jaana
o maan maan maan meri jaan meraa kehana
in ki chaal dhaal ke khayaal mein na rahnaa
haaye haaye haaye ye nigaahon ka nishaana
o vaaye vaaye vaaye koyi teer kha na jaana
o maan maan maan meri jaan meraa kehana
in ki chaal dhaal ke khayaal mein na rahnaa
ajnabi pe bedhadak
khuli sadak chalate hain
chalate hain ye jaadu laal laal gaal
o laal laal gaal
jaan ke hain laagu
o dekh dekh dekh
dil pe rahe kaabu
o chor chor chor
bhaag pardesi baaboo. . . ah

waah waah waah kya haseen hai zamaana
aah aah aah inke dhokhe mein na aana
saath saath saath naachna nazar bacha ke
haath haath haath thaamna jigar bacha ke
waah waah waah kya haseen hai zamaana
o aah aah aah inke dhokhe mein na aana
saath saath saath naachna nazar bacha ke
haath haath haath thaamna jigar bacha ke
ajnabi pe bedhadak
khuli sadak chalate hain
chalate hain ye jaadu laal laal gaal
o laal laal gaal
jaan ke hain laagu
o dekh dekh dekh
dil pe rahe kaabu
o chor chor chor
bhaag pardesi baaboo. . . ah

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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लाल लाल गाल
जान के हैं लागू
ओ देख देख देख
दिल पे रहे काबू
चोर चोर चोर
भाग परदेसी बाबू॰ ॰ ॰

लाल लाल गाल
जान के हैं लागू
ओ देख देख देख
दिल पे रहे काबू
चोर चोर चोर
भाग परदेसी बाबू॰ ॰ ॰

चोर चोर चोर ये नहीं हैं माल ओ ज़र के
ओ मोर मोर मोर ये तो हैं दिल ओ जिगर के
पीले पीले पीले इनके लाल हैं निराले
नीले नीले नीले इनकी अखड़ियों के प्याले
चोर चोर चोर ये नहीं हैं माल ओ ज़र के
ओ मोर मोर मोर ये तो हैं दिल ओ जिगर के
पीले पीले पीले इनके लाल हैं निराले
नीले नीले नीले इनकी अखड़ियों के प्याले
अजनबी पे बेधड़क
खुली सड़क चलाते हैं
चलाते हैं ये जादू लाल लाल गाल
ओ लाल लाल गाल
जान के हैं लागू
ओ देख देख देख
दिल पे रहे काबू
ओ चोर चोर चोर
भाग परदेसी बाबू॰ ॰ ॰

हाय हाय हाय ये निगाहों का निशाना
ओ वाये वाये वाये कोई तीर खा ना जाना
ओ मान मान मान मेरी जान मेरा कहना
इनकी चाल ढाल के ख्याल में ना रहना
हाय हाय हाय ये निगाहों का निशाना
ओ वाये वाये वाये कोई तीर खा ना जाना
ओ मान मान मान मेरी जान मेरा कहना
इनकी चाल ढाल के ख्याल में ना रहना
अजनबी पे बेधड़क
खुली सड़क चलाते हैं
चलाते हैं ये जादू लाल लाल गाल
ओ लाल लाल गाल
जान के हैं लागू
ओ देख देख देख
दिल पे रहे काबू
ओ चोर चोर चोर
भाग परदेसी बाबू॰ ॰ ॰

वाह वाह वाह क्या हसीन है ज़माना
ओ आह आह आह इनके धोखे में ना आना
साथ साथ साथ नाचना नज़र बचा के
हाथ हाथ हाथ थामना जिगर बचा के
वाह वाह वाह क्या हसीन है ज़माना
ओ आह आह आह इनके धोखे में ना आना
साथ साथ साथ नाचना नज़र बचा के
हाथ हाथ हाथ थामना जिगर बचा के
अजनबी पे बेधड़क
खुली सड़क चलाते हैं
चलाते हैं ये जादू लाल लाल गाल
ओ लाल लाल गाल
जान के हैं लागू
ओ देख देख देख
दिल पे रहे काबू
ओ चोर चोर चोर
भाग परदेसी बाबू॰ ॰ ॰


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 :

4396 Post No. : 15769

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2010-2020) – Song No. 46
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In the ‘Blog Ten-Year Challenge’ for today (31st July 2020) we have one eligible movie – ‘Aahistaa Aahistaa-1981’.

Another movie ‘Swaami-1977’ though officially YIPPEED with all the four known songs of the movie covered may spring some ‘surprise’in future hence it is marked as ‘all songs covered*’ (with a ‘star’ 🙂 ).

As noted in the earlier posts the blog was in its ‘full swing’ ten years back during these days when it saw an average of over six posts per day appearing on the blog.

In today’s case also, on this day ten years back we had six songs posted on the blog as per details given below;

Song Movie title-Year Remarks
Kabhi kisi ko muqqammal jahaan nahin miltaa Aahistaa Aaahista -1981 02 songs posted
Pal bhar mein ye kyaa ho gayaa Swami-1977 All songs covered*
Main shaayar badnaam Namak Haram-1973 All songs covered
Na tum bewafaa ho na ham bewafaa hain Ek Kali Muskaayi-1968 All songs covered
Nainon waali ne haay meraa dil lootaa Mera Saayaa-1966 All songs covered
Aay haay dilrubaa Dr Vidya-1962 All songs covered

Today we are going to enjoy a song from the movie ‘Aahistaa Aahistaa-1981’ where the music was composed by the genius music director who had given us many timeless classics – Khayyam Saab.

This movie too had many such immortal gems and two of them have already been posted on the blog earlier.

Song Posted On
Kabhi kisi ko muqqammal jahaan nahin miltaa 31.07.2010
Maana teri nazar mein 09.07.2012

‘Aahistaa Aahistaa-1981’ was directed by Eesmayeel Shroff for ‘New World Enterprises, Bombay’.
It was produced by Sibte Hasan Rizvi.

It had Shammi Kapoor, Nanda, Padmini Kolhapure, Deven Verma, Shashikala, Ashalata, Aruna Irani, Savita Bajaj, Sudhir Pande, Manisha, Rakesh Bedi, Leela Mishra, Master Sandeep, Baby Waheeda, Baby Gazala, Sunder Taneja, Kalu Singh, Krishnakant Pandya (junior), Deepak, Iliyas Contractor, Pramod Pathak, D.A. Ambaule, Harish, Suresh, Ramesh and others.
The movie introduced Kunal Kapoor and Soni Razdan. Kadar Khan, Rahman and Girish Karnad had a special appearance in this movie.

This movie had eight songs (including a multiple version song) written by Nida Fazli-six songs and Naqsh Lyallpuri – two songs. Music for this movie was composed by Khayyam.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 05.10.1981.

Today’s song is sung by Asha Bhonsle and written by Nida Fazli.

I have not watched this movie so cannot say much about his movie, but yes, all the songs from this movie are my favourite songs.

Lyrics for the today’s song were sent Prakashchandra.

Let us now enjoy today’s beautiful song …


Song-Jab koi khwaab chamakta hai (Aahistaa Aahistaa)(1981) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, lyrics-Nida Fazli, MD-Khayyam

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

jab koi khwaab chamaktaa hai
haqeeqat ban ke
jab koi khwaab chamaktaa hai
haqeeqat ban ke
koi qismat se chalaa aataa hai
qismat ban ke ae ae
jab koi khwaab chamaktaa hai
haqeeqat ban ke

jab kisi maang mein sindoor
bharaa jaataa hai
jab kisi maang mein sindoor
bharaa jaataa hai
aasmaan apni bulandi se utar aataa hai
ek ho jaate hain do naam
muhabbat ban ke
ek ho jaate hain do naam
muhabbat ban ke
koi qismat se chalaa aataa hai
qismat ban ke ae ae
jab koi khwaab chamaktaa hai
haqeeqat ban ke

aaj ki raat hai
ghoonghat mein lajaane ae waali
aaj ki raat hai ghoonghat mein
lajaane waali
choodiyon waali tamannaayein
jagaane waali
ye haseen raat mili hai tujhe
chaahat ban ke
ye haseen raat mili hai ae ae tujhe
chaahat ban ke
koi qismat se chalaa aataa hai
qismat ban ke ae ae
jab koi khwaab chamaktaa hai
haqeeqat ban ke

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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जब कोई ख्वाब चमकता है
हकीकत बन के
जब कोई ख्वाब चमकता है
हकीकत बन के
कोई किस्मत से चला आता है
किस्मत बन के ए ए
जब कोई ख्वाब चमकता है
हकीकत बन के

जब किसी माँग में सिन्दूर
भरा जाता है
जब किसी माँग में सिन्दूर
भरा जाता है
आसमान अपनी बुलंदी से उतर आता है
एक हो जाते हैं दो नाम
मुहब्बत बन के
एक हो जाते हैं दो नाम
मुहब्बत बन के
कोई किस्मत से चला आता है
किस्मत बन के ए ए
जब कोई ख्वाब चमकता है
हकीकत बन के

आज की रात है
घूंघट में लजाने ए वाली
आज की रात है
घूंघट में लजाने वाली
चूड़ियों वाली तमन्नाएं
जगाने वाली
ये हसीं रात मिली है तुझे
चाहत बन के
ये हसीं रात मिली है तुझे
चाहत बन के
कोई किस्मत से चला आता है
किस्मत बन के ए ए
जब कोई ख्वाब चमकता है
हकीकत बन के


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Blog Day :

4396 Post No. : 15768

Hullo Atuldom

“Lafange” (1975) was a movie produced and directed by Harmesh Malhotra. It had five songs from which the blog has one song covered. It was under Sudhirji’s series of “Rafi SB -in the seventies”.

But the more popular song of the movie was its title song “log kehte hain, ke hum lafange hain”. That is not the song we shall have today. We will be celebrating the birthday of the leading lady of this movie with a song sung by Lata Mangeshkar. It is written by Anand Bakshi and Laxmi-Pyare were the music composers.

“Lafange” was another run-of-the-mill masala movie. It was the story of “beautiful Sapna (Mumtaz) who lives with her wealthy father, Dhanraj (Sapru), and a younger brother in a palatial house. Her father comes across some valuable diamonds and conceals them in a secret place. While driving one day, Dhanraj is killed, but her brother escapes without any injuries, but loses control of his vocal chords unable to tell anyone how the accident occurred, and goes missing. After Sapna wins a beauty contest, she travels to Bombay and meets with a young wheel-chair bound soldier named Gopal, and both fall in love with each other. What Sapna does not know is that Gopal is a fraud, a con-man who is only after her money. Then her life is even more complicated after she finds out that her father was killed by a man named Diwan. Before she could think of taking any further action, Diwan and his men track her down – their goal to find the secret location of the diamonds hidden by Dhanraj – and kill anyone who dares to get in their way.” (Got this story from imdb.com, I have not seen the movie).

31st July is the 73rd birthday of Mumtaz, who was at the peak of her career when she gave it all up after marriage to businessman Mayur Madhwani in 1974. She did make an appearance in the David Dhawan directed “Aandhiyan” in 1990 opposite Shatrughan Sinha as mother to Prasenjit (son of her one time co-star Biswajit.

She was born Mumtaz Aksari to Abdul Sameed Aksari and Sardar Begum Habib Agha both of whom were of Afghani origin who were settled in Bombay. It is said that Sardar Begum Habiba Agha was also an actress (needs confirmation from the stalwarts of the blog). She had a sister Malika and two step-siblings. Roopesh Kumar was her cousin. She has two daughters one of whom is married to Fardeen Khan making her Feroz Khan’s daughter-in-law. Her journey in the film industry is well known: beginning as a child actor, growing up into a dancer, vamp, character actress and reaching the pinnacle as leading lady. We have a few of her songs yet to make an appearance on the blog, this is one of them.
Wishing you a very Happy Birthday dear Mumu.


Song-Ud chala panchhi ban ke man mera (Lafange)(1975) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal

Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra)

ud chala
ud chala panchhi ban ke
mann mera saagar ke paar
ud chala panchhi ban ke
mann mera saagar ke paar
tu bhi aa sang mere
dekh nazaara
yeh ek baar
ud chala panchhi ban ke
mann mera saagar ke paar
ud chala

yeh zindagi bas ek baar
milti hai ae ae
milti hai
ye zindagi bas ek baar
milti hai ae ae
milti hai
murjha ke phir ye kali kab
khilti hai ae ae ae
bhar le apna daaman
in phoolon ka aa
kya aitbaar
ud chala panchhi ban ke
mann mera saagar ke paar
ud chala

aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
leke tera naam maine
pukaara hai ae ae ae
pukaara hai
leke tera naam maine
pukaara hai ae ae ae
pukaara hai
samjhe toh kaafi yahi ek
ishaara hai ae ae ae
tera mera kya naata hai
tu saawan hai ae
main hoon bahaar
ud chala panchhi ban ke
mann mera saagar ke paar
ud chala panchhi ban ke
mann mera saagar ke paar
tu bhi aa sang mere
dekh nazaara
yeh ek baar
ud chala panchhi ban ke
mann mera saagar ke paar
ud chala


This article is written by Raja, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of atulsongaday.me, then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day :

4396 Post No. : 15767 Movie Count :

4346

Today is the 31st of July.
A date that has an immediate connect with most HFM lovers, for it signifies to them the passing away of one of Hindi film industry’s biggest legends.

Mohammad Rafi, or, as many (including myself) refer to him with the greatest respect, Rafisaab.

Today is his 40th death anniversary – and all of us here on the blog, and I’m sure millions around the world, remember him with great love, affection and respect.

That I’m a big Rafisaab fan is no secret.
This is also why, despite any other constraints I might have, I always try to write a post on 24th Dec (his birthday) and 31st July (death anniversary) for this blog.
It is my very small way of paying respect to someone who has given me so much joy in my life from just listening to his voice. I already feel blessed to be able to listen to him. To then be able to write about him is such a pleasure, and yet a humbling experience.

In many of my previous posts on Rafisaab, I’ve discussed him not just as a singer par excellence but also as a very special human being. For me, it’s difficult to separate the artiste from the person.
And in Rafisaab, I find myself lost in admiration on both counts – his mastery of his art, and his character as a human being.

In life one comes across, or reads about, all sorts of people.
There’s a lot to learn from others, their conduct and experiences in life.
The other day I’d written about Rajesh Khanna and how his life, inspite of all the mistakes he made, is a lesson for others.
The same applies to Rafisaab too – although not due to his mistakes, but due to his elevated thinking.
Much to learn from it.

The industry, for all its seeming “biraadari” and bhai-chaara, can be a nasty place. Stories of egos, back-stabbing, credit-grabbing, politics abound. Many artistes themselves say it’s a dog-eats-dog industry.

And yet, in such an industry, there was also a Rafisaab.

Throughout his career, from the late 40s till he passed away in 1980, there wasn’t a single blemish on his character. No story of ego, or back-stabbing or politics, or anything of that sort.
It’s quite remarkable – but that was Rafisaab.
Others in the industry might have tried to throw their weight around, even manipulate or belittle Rafisaab, but he never reciprocated with any anger or vengeance. He was on a different plane altogether – an elevated one.
This is why though there were incidents with legends like BR Chopra, OP Nayyar and Lata Mangeshkar, they always patched up with him.
Such was Rafisaab’s personality – you just could not but respect him, inspite of any difference of opinion you have.

Stories of Rafisaab’s humility abound.
Whenever he’d be praised for a song, he’d point upwards to suggest it was all God’s doing.
Such was his humility that he would ask a composer after singing “Was it ok?” And if the composer had even the slightest doubt, Rafisaab would sing it again.
This, even with composers of far less stature than Rafisaab.
No ego, just thorough professionalism, and the desire to give the best he could.

Stories of Rafisaab’s generosity abound. How he would take just a one-rupee token fee from struggling composers. How he would support various poor and underprivileged people, without the slightest fuss or publicity.

It’s hard to imagine a person like this in today’s world. Such a soft-spoken, gentle person, ever-smiling, and with so much kindness in his heart.

Yes, there’s a lot to learn from Rafisaab, the person.

I’m no singer (ok, am just a bathroom singer) but am sure professional singers would have a lot to learn from Rafisaab’s professionalism, and sheer dedication to his profession. He always tried to give the very best he could – because that is what the composer, and the public, deserved. So no half-hearted measures or shortcuts.

Mind you, for a large part of his career, he was a superstar singer, so he could have got away without so much effort. But he wouldn’t be Rafisaab then. Right till the end, whether it was his riyaaz at home, or his rehearsals, or recordings, the effort and dedication was a hundred percent.

Like most artistes, Rafisaab also had ups and downs in his career.
One fine day, from being the most popular male voice for at least two generations, he found himself overshadowed by Kishore Kumar as the most popular voice of a new generation. It obviously hit him hard – his self-confidence apparently took a bit of a beating.

But, like they say, you can’t keep a good man down for long – and Rafisaab came back.
And how!
By 1976-77, with Laila Majnu, Amar Akbar Anthony and Hum Kisise Kam Nahin all featuring hit songs from him prominently, he was back with a bang.

From then on, till his death in 1980, he was very much back in business. That’s how you come back even when you seem to be down and out.

Yes, there’s a lot to learn from Rafisaab, the artiste.

No wonder I am such a big fan of Rafisaab.
And I know I’m in pretty good company.
Company of at least a few million others.

I haven’t talked about Rafisaab’s songs here – what can I say? Right from his very early days, with songs like “yahaan badla wafaa ka” and “ik dil ke tukde” to his last days, with songs like “tu is tarah”, Rafisaab’s voice was totally in a league of its own.
Divinity incarnate.

And add to this divine voice, his control over pitch, his intonations, the “thehraav” in his voice. No wonder he could sing “o duniya ke rakhwaale” and “meri duniya mein tum aayi”, two songs on two totally opposite ends of the spectrum, with equal aplomb. Such was his mastery that he could easily adapt his voice to blend with any mood or moment.
Happy, teasing or sad.
Ghazal, qawwali or bhajan.
One moment, the despair of “ye mehlon ye takhton”. The next, the fun and frolic of “sar jo tera chakraaye”. Listen to this, and you feel it IS Johnny Walker’s voice.

Yes, that was another Rafisaab skill. To seamlessly adapt his voice to the actor on screen.

The “thehraav” in Rafisaab’s voice is something that I can never get enough of. I’ve listened to the title song of “Mere Mehboob” so many times, just to marvel at the “thehraav”.

Listening to Rafisaab’s voice is therapeutic for me. Whatever be my frame of mind, I just have to close my eyes and listen to “pukaarta chala hoon main”, and I suddenly feel better. 🙂

I could go on and on, but let me now move on to the song for today.

A few days ago, I was on youtube listening to some Rafisaab songs. But this time, instead of listening to his popular songs, I thought I’d look for lesser-known ones. There’s a special joy in discovering songs you’ve never heard before. True of any singer, but for me, especially true of Rafisaab.

I came across a few, shared them with Avinashji too, because he’s an even bigger Rafisaab fan than I am. 🙂

It was an enriching experience, since there were some songs with a decent spattering of Urdu – always a delight for me. 🙂

Today’s song isn’t one in this category. But I loved it the first time I heard it a few days ago, so I decided it would be the song for today.

Actually, I’m somewhat surprised I hadn’t heard this song before. Surprised because it’s from a 1982 film, Raakh Aur Chingaari. Starring Vinod Mehra, Vidya Sinha and Anil Dhawan. 1982 was still within my “active consciousness” of films and songs, and these actors are prominent actors – but somehow this film and song seem to have passed me by.

I also noticed that this film doesn’t figure on the blog yet – another surprise. So it’s making its debut here today.

Then the lyricist & composer. Lyrics by Tajdar Taj, music by Ratandeep Hemraj. Both new names for me.

I see that this combo is already on the blog in Sudhirji’s post.

But what is surprising is that this was MY era, and yet these names are new to me. It’s a very humbling realization. 🙂

I like the lyrics and the music – and of course, Rafisaab’s voice.

This happens to be a multiple-version song. The female version is sung by Chandrani Mukherjee.

So here it is “ye anjaan raahen”. Hope you like the song too.

And Rafisaab, you will always remain in our hearts.
Always.
There’s a very special place for you in all our hearts.
Thank you for making life that much more worth living. 🙂

Mohammad Rafi

Chandrani Mukherjee

Song-Ye anjaan raahen ye manzil paraayi (Raakh aur Chingaari)(1982) Singers-Rafi/ Chandrani Mukherjee, Lyrics-Tajdar Taj, MD-Ratandeep Hemraj

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Rafi version
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Ye anjaan raahen
Ye manzil paraayi
Mujhe zindagi tu
Kahaan leke aayi
Kahaan leke aayi
Ye anjaan raahen
Ye manzil paraayi
Mujhe zindagi tu
Kahaan leke aayi
Kahaan leke aayi
Ye anjaan raahen

Kismat ne wo thokar maari
Dil ka sheesha toot gaya
Pyaar ki mehfil raas na aayi
Yaar ka daaman chhoot gaya
Kismat ne wo thokar maari
Dil ka sheesha toot gaya
Pyaar ki mehfil raas na aayi
Yaar ka daaman chhoot gaya
Saaya bankar
Saath chalegi
Jeevan bhar
Ye tanhaai
Ye anjaan raahen
Ye manzil paraayi
Mujhe zindagi tu
Kahaan leke aayi
Kahaan leke aayi
Ye anjaan raahen

Aaj meri majboor wafaa
Khud mere liye ilzaam hui
Roothh gaye hain geet milan ke
Dard mein doobi shaam hui
Aaj meri majboor wafaa
Khud mere liye ilzaam hui
Roothh gaye hain geet milan ke
Dard mein doobi shaam hui
Jaane kis din tootegi ab
Saanson ki ye shehnaai
Ye anjaan raahen
Ye manzil paraayi
Mujhe zindagi tu
Kahaan leke aayi
Kahaan leke aayi
Ye anjaan raahen

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Chandrani Mukherjee version
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Ye anjaan raahen
Ye manzil paraayi
Mujhe zindagi tu
Kahaan leke aayi
Kahaan leke aayi
Ye anjaan raahen

Aaj meri majboor wafaa
Khud mere liye ilzaam hui
Roothh gaye hain geet milan ke
Dard mein doobi shaam hui
Aaj meri majboor wafaa
Khud mere liye ilzaam hui
Rooth gaye hain geet milan ke
Dard mein doobi shaam hui
Jaane kis din tootegi ab
Saanson ki ye shehnaai
Ye anjaan raahen
Ye manzil paraayi
Mujhe zindagi tu
Kahaan leke aayi
Kahaan leke aayi
Ye anjaan raahen


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 :

4396 Post No. : 15766

Hullo Atuldom

31st July, was that date in the monsoon of 1980, when the favourite singer of an entire generation left this world without any warning. There are anecdotes about the happenings of that date which keep surfacing now and then. We have heard that he was recording for Laxmikant -Pyarelal that day, a duet with Lata Mangeshkar, and was asked to stay back to record a songlet (if there is such a word) which was to play at the end of the movie and the words of that:

Tere aane ki aas hai dost
shaam phir kyun udhaas hai dost
mehki mehki phiza yeh kehti hain
tu kahin aas paas hai dost
tu kahin aas paas hain dost

seem like written for remembering this legend called Mohammad Rafi.

There is not a single day when a song played over the air-waves or on TV don’t remind us of his wonderful voice. There is not a single day when we don’t hum or sing a song that was a classic because he had sung it. There may be many who try to sing like him but God made only one Mohammad Rafi. Has anyone tried singing “kya hua tera waada, woh kasam woh iraada” in one breath, it is not easy. But when we hear Rafisaab render it, it feels like cakewalk. I will not even throw a challenge to sing “naache mann mora magan dhikna dhik dhik”. But I will definitely ask a Rafi clone to sing “yahoo, chahe koi mujhe junglee kahe” and follow it up with “champi tel maalish”. Both are fun songs abut they need a full-throated voice and range from lower to higher notes. I am not even going to list his soulful songs here; that would be really long and every single one as much on my personal playlist as the ones that I have mentioned here.

I would love to know how he modulated his voice to suit the on-screen actor. He was good for a Mehmood and Rajendra Kumar and sounded different in the same film. He sang for Guru Dutt and Johnny Walker and we could visualize the difference in the characters. No more examples as I have always said, I am not qualified or knowledgeable enough to comment or write about legends.

But I will definitely quote an Amitabh Bachchan song which said:

na phankaar tujh sa tere baad aaya, Mohammad Rafi tu bahut yaad aaya

Getting directly to today’s song. As

rasm e duniyaa bhi hai
maukaa bhi hai
dastoor bhi hai

I will just give the details of the song which is from the 1981 release “Ham Se Badhkar Kaun”. We have thus far, only one song from this movie which is this one. That means we haven’t visited this movie in the last nine years. Atulji has given the gist of this movie in that post in a single line- ‘run of the mill’. I will just add that it also relied on the lost-and-found theme. Today’s duet is Asha Bhonsle with Mohd.Rafi (duet number 533) performed on-screen by Mithun, Ranjeeta, Bhagwan Dada and chorus.

Video

Audio

Song-Dekho logon ye kaisa zamaana (Ham Se Badhkar Kaun)(1981) Singers-Rafi, Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Ravindra Rawal, MD-Ram Laxman
Chorus

Lyrics

Oh Tony,
Please leave me alone
I hate you

Oh no dear Tina
I love you

dekho logon
yeh kaisa zamaana
dil churaake bane woh begaana aa
dekho logon yeh kaisa zamaana
dil churaake bane woh begaana
koi roothhe dilbar ko manaana
usse jaakar samhjaana

okay
goriye
aisa chaahne waala toh
milta kismat waalon ko

shut up
dekho logon yeh kaisa zamaana
dil churaake bane woh begaana
dekho logon yeh kaisa zamaana
dil churaake bane wog begaana

iss ki kya sunte ho
yeh deewaana hai

aisa kya
bhanwara hai yeh mat samjho
parwaana hai

haye tauba
iss ki suno na yaaron
ye jhooth hai saraasar
is bewafa ko dekho
pehchhaan lo baraabar

main sachh kehta hoon kasam khaa kar
goriye aashiq ko apne sataao na
ab toh maan jaao na

dekho logon yeh kaisa zamaana
aise jhoothon se daaman bachaana aa
dekho logon yeh kaisa zamaana
aise jhoothon se daaman bachaana
inki har baat bahaana
dhokhe mein na aa jaana

arre yeh
lagta bhola bhala hai
lekin dil ka kaala hai

oh no
dekho logon yeh kaisa zamaana
dil churaa ke bane woh begaana
dekho logon yeh kaisa zamana
dil churaake bane wo begaana

meri bala se chaahe na maano ae jaanaa
arre ja ja ja a
yeh dil toh hai aur kisi ka deewaana
kya kya kya
jaane tamanna meri
sun lo tumse behtar hai
dil pyaar ka khazaana
maasoomiyat zewar hai
yeh ab sab kya chakkar hai
arre woh hamse badhkar kaun hai
dekhoon ik jhalak toh main

dekho logon yeh kaisa zamaana
dil churaake chala woh deewaana
haa aa dekho logon yeh kaisa zamana
dil churaake chala woh deewaana
koi roothhe dilbar ko manaana
usse jaakar samhjaana

yaaron inka puraana taanka hai
khaayaa humne jhaansa hai
la laaa
la la la la la la laaa
la laaa
la la la la laaa
la laaa
la la la la la la laaa
la laaa
la la la la laaa


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.

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#The Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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# Bhoole-Bisre Geet # 99#
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Today 31st July 2020 is the fortieth Remembrance Anniversary of the great legendary singer Mohammed Rafi. He was born on 24st December 1924 in Kotla Sultan Singh in Punjab province of British India. He passed away on 31st July 1980 in Bombay (Maharashtra).

On this occasion here is a song from the ‘1974’ movie ‘Dukh Sukh’.

‘Dukh Sukh-1974’ was directed by Majid Maqbool for ‘Nausheen Films, Bombay’. This movie had Sandeep Kumar, Shreedevi (I am not aware if she is the same Sreedevi that we know), Chaand, Majid Maqbool, Farshori, Swaroop, Shams, Lalitashri, Jyoti, Chandermohan, Revati, Hafeez, Khan, Pritam, Vijaya and others.

As per HFGK Vol – V (1971-1980) this movie had five songs written by Javed Qadri and composed by Vitthal-Mumtaz. This movie was passed by Censor Board on 11.11.1974.

I had never heard about this movie or its songs earlier till I got the copy of HFGK Vol-V (1971-1980) five years back. This movie seems to be an obscure movie of its time. Also, I guess that the songs of this movie were not available earlier and have been uploaded only recently (i.e. two years back).

I would request knowledgeable readers to throw more light on this movie and its songs.

We already have a movie titled ‘Dukh Sukh’ of ‘1942’ on the blog and today ‘Dukh Sukh-1974’ is making a debut on the blog. That way this also serves the mission of bringing ‘movies with similar titles’ on the blog.

Today’s song is sung by Mohd Rafi and lyrics are by Javed Qadri. If I am not wrong the lyricist Javed Qadri is making a debut on the blog today with this beautiful poetic song.

Music is composed by Vitthal-Mumtaz.

Thanking the uploader for the link of this song let us now enjoy this beautiful song sung by Rafi Saab …


Song-Mere paas aao de do sahaara (Dukh Sukh)(1974) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Javed Qadri, MD-Vitthal Mumtaz

Lyrics

mere paas aao
de do sahaaraa aa
mere paas aao
de do sahaahraa aa
na roothho sanam
dekho zaraa rangeen nazaaraa
mere paas aao o

chadhti jawaani teri
mahshar huyi hai ae
ho o o chadhti Jawaani teri
mahshar huyi hai
sharaab e muhabbat ka ye
saaghar huyi hai
pilaa de pilaa de
kar ke ishaaraa aa
na roothho sanam
dekho zaraa rangeen nazaaraa
mere paas aao o

champaa chameli jaisaa
nikhraa badan hai ae
ye maahaul shaayraanaa
chaman dar chaman hai
bahot khoob hai ye ae
bahot pyaaraa pyaaraa aa aa
bahot khoob hai ye ae
bahot pyaaraa pyaaraa aa
na roothho sanam
dekho zaraa rangeen nazaaraa aa
mere paas aao o o

banaayaa hai tumne mujhko
mujassam muhabbat
hmm mm banaayaa hai tumne mujhko
mujassam muhabbat
fasaanaa yahi hai meraa
yahi hai haqeeqat
meri zindagi ko o
milaa hai kinaaraa aa
meri zindagi ee ko
milaa hai kinaaraa aa
na roothho sanam
dekho zaraa rangeen nazaaraa
mere paas aao o
de do sahaaraa aa
mere paas aao
de do sahaahraa aa
na roothho sanam
dekho zaraa rangeen nazaaraa
mere paas aao o

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Devnagri script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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मेरे पास आओ
दे दो सहारा आ
मेरे पास आओ
दे दो सहारा आ
न रूठो सनम
देखो ज़रा रंगीन नज़ारा
मेरे पास आओ ओ

चढ़ती जवानी तेरी
महशर हुयी है ए
हो ओ ओ चढ़ती जवानी तेरी
महशर हुयी है
शराब ए मुहब्बत का ये
सागर हुयी है
पिला दे पिला दे
करके इशारा आ
न रूठो सनम
देखो ज़रा रंगीन नज़ारा
मेरे पास आओ ओ

चम्पा चमेली जैसा
निखरा बदन है ए
ये माहौल शायराना
चमन दर चमन है
बहोत खूब है ये
बहोत प्यारा प्यारा आ आ
बहोत खूब है ये
बहोत प्यारा प्यारा आ
न रूठो सनम
देखो ज़रा रंगीन नज़ारा आ
मेरे पास आओ ओ ओ

बनाया है तुमने मुझको
मुजस्सम मुहब्बत
हम्म म्म बनाया है तुमने मुझको
मुजस्सम मुहब्बत
फ़साना यही है मेरा
यही है हकीकत
मेरी ज़िन्दगी को ओ
मिला है किनारा आ
मेरी ज़िन्दगी ई को
मिला है किनारा आ
न रूठो सनम
देखो ज़रा रंगीन नज़ारा
मेरे पास आओ ओ ओ
दे दो सहारा आ
मेरे पास आओ
दे दो सहारा आ
न रूठो सनम
देखो ज़रा रंगीन नज़ारा
मेरे पास आओ ओ


This article is written by nahm, 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 :

4396 Post No. : 15764

Remembering Mohammed Rafi Sahab on his 40th death anniversary :

meri awaaz ka tee…ee…eer
jaayega dil kob hichee…ee..e.er
meri awaaz ka teer
jaayega dil ko bhi cheer
khoye nafrat laaye ulfat
ye hasar hai meherbaan
sun le tu dil ki sadaa
pyaar se pyaar sajaa
sun le tu dil ki sadaa

(Hasrat Jaipuri)

How true these lines are from this song from ‘Tere ghar ke saamne’(1963).

tum mujhe yoon bhulaa naa paaoge
haan tum mujhe yoon bhulaa naa paaoge
jab kabhi bhi sunoge geet mere
sang sang tum bhi gungunaaoge
haan tum mujhe yoon bhulaa naa paaoge
ho tum mujhey oon …

(HasratJaipuri)

This song from the film “Pagla Kahin kaa” has gone down in history as the closest to the real impact and the engravings of Rafi Sahab, for the fans of hindi film songs. No question of forgetting a legend, which lives on through his voice. And how he does this! Till there is sound and voices in this mortal world and there is the ability in human race to hear and appreciate the sounds of the universe, his vibrancy and legacy, his echo and alaap, shall survive, in sha Allah.

It is 40 years already since the soul left this world. We are lucky that we have lived in this era, blessed to be able to listen to Mohammed Rafi Sahab’s songs.

That fateful day 40 years ago, was a Thursday. I remember that because it was the day of ‘Chhaayageet’, it was a weekly treat of watching film songs on TV. The program that day included songs of film ‘Aradhana’. If I remember correctly than ‘Gungunaa rahe hain bhanwre khil rahi hai kali kali” was one of the songs played that day. It was in the 10:00 pm English news that the sad news was announced. The next day was a Friday, may be second or third Friday of the holy month of Ramazan. As per the custom, the funeral was held after Friday prayers.

Another fact about this death and funeral is not often referred to anywhere, is that Ramadhan is considered to be most auspicious, for those who die during the month. It is said that the doors of heaven are kept open throughout the month for those pious people whom the Almighty chooses to call back to his fold. It is considered to be the best possible end (burial after the Jumah prayers included) second only to the death and burial in Makkah and Madinah. When I say this people may ask, what is good about a death? Death is the only certainty, inevitable fact that all creation comes to an end. The end has to come one day, earlier for some and later for others. Here is a prayer which is uttered as soon as the news of demise is heard:

Inna lillahiwainnailayhi raji’uun
Meaning : Surely to Allah we belong and to him we shall return.

Let’s go back to the funeral of Rafi Sahab. It is said to be the largest funeral procession Mumbai has ever witnessed. I read in the newspapers and magazines later on that the people heard the news on radio in far off places and left for Mumbai. Without thinking of anything, whether buses/trains are available or not, whether they will reach in time for a last glimpse of the smiling face of their beloved Rafi Sahab. The television news coverage that Friday evening is unforgettable for me. There was a sea of people all around the road in front of the Masjid at Bandra, where the ‘namaaz-e-janaaza’ was held. Plus it was raining heavily, but the people were not deterred. They all wanted to accompany their favourite singer to his final resting place. There were film stars and superstars, technicians and musicians who had witnessed the Rafi magic in the recording studios, people indebted to him for some reason or the other, people who had known him personally and met him a few times and then there were the lakhs of people who knew him only through his voice heard on radio or in the cinema theatre in playback to big and small film actors.

Surely for these people on that fateful Friday, it was the Rafi voice “awaaz ka teer”, which brought them to the ‘janaaza’ as it went ‘jaayegaa dil ko bhi cheer”. The expression ‘Dil ko cheer’ is such an apt description of the phenomena’s effect on the discerning. It means to be such a pain so as to split the heart, literally.

This blog has the ‘Sharf’ of having begun with a Rafi song on 19th July 2008. I made use of the word ‘sharf’ here as it means more than the ‘mere honour’, it means good fortune and the ‘zarf’ too. More so, in the context of all the good intentions with which this blog began and continues to maintain, purity of intentions, I mean. Reminds me of a ditty I wrote in the comments of this post which is the 1000 Rafi songs milestone for the blog :

A memory, momentous,
A drop, which shapes.
The legacy that lingers,
It is the purity which prevails.

The blog also has the honour of celebrating the its very first event of Rafi sahab’s 28th death anniversary on 31/07/2008, with this song. The blog was a thirteen day old baby on this day and celebrating its first remembrance day for Rafi sahab.

This was the thirteenth song to be posted on the blog and third Rafi song after the first song of “Anokhi Raat” and Love in Tokyo. After such auspicious beginning there was no looking back. More than 3000 Rafi songs are posted in the blog, but still thousands are yet to be posted. All the songs referred above are of the 60’s decade, which belonged to Rafi sahib as a matchless playback singer, as the preferred on screen voice of all the stars and male actors of the era. And a first choice for the full genre of playback singing, for all the composers.

In the deeper recesses of the conscious thinking mind, I find it astonishing and unbelievable that a playback singer with a name “Mohammed Rafi” should have found such adulation, recognition, love and affection, not to mention the fan following in the post-independence/ partitioned India. He was the voice of the singing stars visible on screen. His own face was never visible. May be some photographs could appear in magazines. But as far as I can remember his voice was always synonymous with his smiling face, with the high forehead. It could be because we grew up to love his songs through radio. He himself must have found it surreal and felt as if he is in a dream, will wake up in no time to find the dream has ended. He ruled the musically inclined hearts of the nation with his benign self. He unwittingly ruffled a few powerful feathers. Despite all this, he achieved his own superstardom long before the term “superstar” was coined for Rajesh Khanna. It all materialized as destined or divine decree not due to any PR machinery or the favoritism, nepotism etc. Rafi sahab is akin to equestrian Gold Medallist in the Olympics, no less, for 2 decades. I exaggerate, will compromise and make it 15-16 years or like 4 Olympics in a row.

Yes there was space for a versatile playback singer in the 50’s, which really was not vacated by anyone. But then the likes of Shankar-Jaikishan, O. P. Nayyar, Ravi, Madan Mohan, Roshan and S. D. Burman, found the one to suit all the moods of music they were looking to create. It was Naushad who explored and exposed Rafi Sahab as the all-encompassing singer in musical block busters “Aan’, ‘Deedar” ‘Baiju-Bawra” etc. The second and third generation of maestros couldn’t help, but lap up the goodies on offer. The stupendous abilities of such a divine voice quality must have felt like a dream come true, Naushad sahib included. It gave wings (say freedom) to all those composers to create and compose at will anything and everything, which they did and enriched the hindi film music. Rafi sahab was only too glad to be able to deliver. And the beneficiaries are us, hindi film music fans, whoever may have the copyrights.

I would say even the super musician, R D. Burman created some of his best with Rafi sahab. I am not prejudiced in thinking of “Pyar ka Mausam”, “Abhilasha”, ‘Teesri Manzil” and ‘Caravan” as among the best of RDB. Who can make a list of best of RDB in creativity and melody and can ignore songs like “ goriya kahan tera des re” “wadiyan mera daaman” “Chekhush nazaare”“tum bin jaun kahan” “rut hai Milan ki”(this is distinctly different creation), and all six classics of “Teesri manzil”, not to forget ‘kya hua tera wada” and the qawwalis. I know some people do manage to exclude these in their enthusiasm, but sorry I can’t.

Rafi sahab achieved all this or rather was granted as a blessing by the Almighty, without having the ambitions of this status. He was right in pointing towards the sky and saying “sab upar wale kee den hai” whenever he was praised and appreciated. There are very few such souls who have the grace of accepting all “Rab di meher” and being so humble with it, without artifice.

Another quality which is often attributed to Rafi sahab is ‘innocence’. So here is an innocent sounding song, with the purity of heart in the one and only divine voice of Rafi Sahab. This will be among the last Rafi songs of 40’s decade remaining to be posted. The film is “Baansuriya” (1949). Composers are Husnlal-Bhagatram and Mulk Raj Bhakri is the lyricist. The words of the song “teri yaad sataaye ghadi ghadi“ are quite apt, if one wants to say that we are missing Rafi sahab’s voice. But I would go with “dil bhar bhar aaye ghadi ghadi”, which is every day because of the range of emotion that Rafi Sahabs different renditions invoke in me.

Having written so much in this long post, I am still feeling as if I have not expressed all that I wish to. I will quote Mirza Ghalib here :

Ya rab wo na samjhe hain na samjhenge meri baat
De aur dil unko jo na de mujhko zubaan aur


Song-Teri yaad sataaye ghadi ghadi (Baansuriyaa)(1949) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Mulkraj Bhakri, MD-Husnlal Bhagatram

Lyrics

teri yaad sataaye ghadi ghadi
haay ghadi ghadi
teri yaad sataaye ghadi ghadi
haay ghadi ghadi
dil bhar bhar aaye ghadi ghadi
haay ghadi ghadi
teri yaad sataaye ghadi ghadi
haay ghadi ghadi

mujhko kyun dil se bhulaa diyaa
ye kya kiya haay kya kiyaaaaa
teri yaad sataaye ghadi ghadi
haay ghadi ghadi

jab se saajan tum door huye ae
jab se saajan tum door huye ae
dil ke armaan sab choor huye ae
dil ke armaan sab choor huye ae
jab tum hi nahin ho saathh sajan
jeene ki nahin koyi aas sajan
teri yaad sataaye ghadi ghadi
haay ghadi ghadi
teri yaad sataaye ghadi ghadi
haay ghadi ghadi
dil bhar bhar aaye ghadi ghadi
haay ghadi ghadi
teri yaad sataaye ghadi ghadi
haay ghadi ghadi

kuchh apna pataa diyaa na mujhe ae ae
kuchh apna pataa diyaa na mujhe ae ae
kabhi bhool ke yaad kiyaa na mujhe ae ae
kabhi bhool ke yaad kiyaa na mujhe ae ae
kaise dil ko samjhaaun main
kab tak yoon ashk bahaaun main
teri yaad sataaye ghadi ghadi
haay ghadi ghadi
teri yaad sataaye ghadi ghadi
haay ghadi ghadi
dil bhar bhar aaye ghadi ghadi
haay ghadi ghadi ee
teri yaad sataaye ghadi ghadi
haay ghadi ghadi


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 :

4395 Post No. : 15763

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2010-2020) – Song No. 45
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Continuing with the ‘Blog Ten-Year Challenge’, we have two movies eligible for the challenge today (30th July 2020). In other words, songs of these two movies were represented on the blog ten years back on this day and these two movies have not been Yippeeee’ed on the blog. 😊

These two movies are ‘Gunaahon Ka Devtaa-1967’ and ‘Mulzim-1963’.

The following six songs were represented on the blog on 30.07.2010;

Song Movie title-Year Remarks
Jeewan hai ik sapnaa madhur suhaanaa sapnaa Honeymoon-1973 All songs covered
Chehre se zaraa aanchal jab aapne sarkaayaa Ek Baar Muskuraa Do -1972 All songs covered
Meri taqdeer … Ram kare kahin nainaa na uljhen Gunaahon Ka Devtaa-1967 Five songs posted
Sun le pukaar aayi aaj tere dwaar … Phool Aur Patthar-1966 All songs covered
Kaafir nazar takraayi dil ki huyi ruswaayi Aadhi Raat Ke Baad-1965 All songs covered
Deewaana kahke aaj mujhe phir pukaariye Mulzim-1963 Four songs posted

We had already enjoyed a lovely song from ‘Gunaahon Kaa Devtaa-1967’on 22.07.2020 under ‘blog ten-year challenge’ of that day. Today we are going to enjoy a song from the ‘1963’ movie ‘Mulzim’.

‘Mulzim-1963’ was directed by N.A. Ansari for ‘Bundelkhand Films, Bombay’. It had Pradeep Kumar, Shakila, N.A. Ansari, Johny Walker, Neelofar, Nasrin, Champak, Helen, Mumtaz Begam, Uma Dutt, Sagar, Ratan Gaurang, Bihari, Haroon, H. Shukla and others.

This movie had total seven songs in it written by Shakeel Badayuni. Music was composed by Ravi.

So far, the following four songs from “Mulzim-1963” have been posted on the blog;

Song Posted On
Aate hi jawaani ka mausam 06.05.2010
Deewaana kahke aaj mujhe phir pukaariye 30.07.2010
Sang sang rahenge tumhaare jee huzoor 12.11.2011
Kunwaa paas tu phir bhi pyaasaa 06.05.2020

Out of the above songs of this movie I am familiar with only the song Deewaana kahke aaj mujhe phir pukaariye. I need to go through other songs which seems to be interesting and enjoyable.

Today’s song is sung by Mohd Rafi and it is lip synced on screen by Johny Walker. Also seen in the picturization of the song are N.A. Ansari, Shakila, Pradeep Kumar, Ratan Gaurang and others.

Lyrics of this songs were by Prakashchandra.

We also pay our tributes to Johny Walker whose Remembrance Day was yesterday 29th July (11 November 1926 – 29 July 2003).

Let us now enjoy today’s song where Rafi Saab in his inimitable ‘Johny Walkerish’ style is singing and Johny Walker is performing on it …

Audio

Video

Song-Main baaje waala baawaa (Mulzim)(1963) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Shakeel Badayuni, MD-Ravi

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Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)
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main baaje walaa baawaa
naa bhoot naa koi chhalaawaa
usi kaa bedaa paar lagey
jo sune meri sargam
o bam chik bam bam bam
o bam chik bam bam bam
main baaje walaa baawaa
naa bhoot naa koi chhalaawaa
usi kaa bedaa paar lagey
jo sune meri sargam
o bam chik bam bam bam bam bam
o bam chik bam bam bam bam bam

haath naa dekhoon
baat naa poochhoon
haal dilon ka jaanoon
haath naa dekhoon
baat naa poochhoon
haal dilon ka jaanoon
tu mujhko ko naa jaane re moorakh
main tujhko pehchaanoon
naa paagal naa deewaana
main raagi hoon mastaana
ek taan mein khushi jagaa doon
ek taan mein gham
o bam chik bam bam bam
o bam chik bam bam bam
main baaje walaa baawaa
naa bhoot naa koi chhalaawaa
usi kaa bedaa paar lagey
jo sune meri sargam
o bam chik bam bam bam bam bam
o bam chik bam bam bam bam bam

bababam bam
bababam bam
bababam bam
bam bam bam bam bam bam bam sssss

main sanyasi tujhko koyi chaal naa
chalne doongaa
main sanyasi tujhko koyi chaal naa
chalne doongaa
sun le beta aaj main teri
daal naa galne doonga
tu jee le chaahe mar le
gusse mein kuchh bhi kar le
jidhar jaayegaa saath rahoongaa
tere main har dam
o bam chik bam bam bam
o bam chik bam bam bam
main baaje walaa baawaa
naa bhoot naa koi chhalaawaa
usi kaa bedaa paar lagey
jo sune meri sargam
o bam chik bam bam bam bam bam
o bam chik bam bam bam bam bam

teri nazrein bataa rahi hain neeyat hai
teri khoti ee
teri nazrein bataa rahi hain neeyat hai
teri khoti
laut jaa warna bhasm karoongaa
gaa kar raag jhinjhoti
kar legaa tujh pe kaaboo
mera saat suron ka jaadoo
ang ang mein taal hai mere
qadam qadam pe sam
o bamm chik bamm bamm bamm bamm bamm
o bamm chik bamm bamm bamm
main baaje walaa baawaa
naa bhoot naa koi chhalaawaa
usi kaa bedaa paar lagey
jo sune meri sargam
o bamm chik bamm bamm bamm bamm bamm bamm bamm
bamm bamm bamm
aa bamm aa bamm aa bamm
aa bamm aa bamm aa bamm
aa bamm aa bamm aa bamm
brr hha burrrrrrrrr
brr hha burrrrrrrrr
brr hha burrrrrrrrr


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