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Aaj bichhde hain kal ka darr bhi nahin

Posted on: July 18, 2020


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Rajesh Khanna – The Phenomenon – 6
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Today 18th July is the Remembrance Day of Rajesh Khanna. He passed away on 18th July 2012. As a tribute to him here is song from the 1980 movie ‘Thodi Si Bewafaai’.

My last post in this series ‘Rajesh Khanna-The Phenomenon’ came almost one and half year back on his birth anniversary. In that post I had discussed a song from the 1979 movie ‘Amardeep’ and for today’s post we move to Rajesh Khanna movies in 1980.

The seventies ended on a positive note for Rajesh Khanna with ‘Amardeep’ being a hit at the box office. But, then 1980 was more like ‘turning around’ year for him on a positive note. And few of his movies performed well at the box office though only one of them viz. ‘Thodi Si Bewafaai’ became a ‘hit’ movie.

If we look back on the year 1980 from the point of view of Rajesh Khanna’s film career this was an important year for him – after his fourteen years in the film industry and recovering back after a string of commercially unsuccessful movies at the box-office.

However, these unsuccessful movies saw him playing different roles and it was like if he himself was trying to get out of his ‘Rajesh Khanna’ image and maybe it was a time for him where as an ‘actor’ he was doing an introspection of self.

As an actor he was looking for stronger roles. Nobody could have imagined that any star but Rajesh Khanna will be playing a role of a ‘psychopath who rapes and kills young women’ in those times in Hindi movies, but Kaka accepted this role in ‘Red Rose’. The movie was praised by all though it bombed at the box office. But it is considered a fine piece of the talent of the director Bharathiraja and Rajesh Khanna’s performance in it.

The other four movies of the same year 1980 viz ‘Phir Wohi Raat’, ‘Aanchal’, ‘Bandish’ and the today’s movie ‘Thodi Si Bewafaai’ also had him playing different roles a like a ‘psychiatrist’ in the ‘horror’ genre ‘Phir Wohi Raat’, a villager in ‘Aanchal’, a medical college student in ‘Bandish’ and a rich jeweler’s son in ‘Thodi Si Bewafaai’.

He appeared in the following movies in 1980;

S.No. Movie Year Passed by Censor Board Director
01 Thodi Si Bewafaai 1980 29.04.1980 Eesmaayil Shroff
02 Red Rose 1980 23.05.1980 Bharathiraja
03 Phir Wohi Raat 1980 06.08.1980 Danny Denzongpa
04 Aanchal 1980 18.09.1980 Anil Ganguly
05 Bandish 1980 07.10.1980 K. Bappaiah

‘Thodi Si Bewafaai-1980’ was directed by Esmayeel Shroff for Konark Kombine International. It was produced by Nand Mirani and Srichand Asrani, while Rashid Ismail was the co-producer of this movie. It was presented by Nand B. Mansharamaney. Subhash Sonik was the chief assistant director of this movie. Vasant Katkar was the art director of this movie. Editing of this movie was done by Rajoo. Esmayeel Shroff was the writer of this movie and its dialogues of this movie were written by Moin-ud-din. The movie was passed by Censor Board on 29.04.1980.

It had Rajesh Khanna, Shabana Azmi, Sushant Ray, Padmini Kolhapure, Deven Verma, Dr. Shreeram Lagoo, AK Hangal, Jalal Agha, Shashi Kiran, Raja Bakshi, Urmila Bhatt, Gayatri, Gouri Khorana, Preeti Ganguly, Deena Pathak, Leela Mishra, Madhu Chauhan, Lalita Kumari, Murad, Dharamveer, Moolchand, Ramavtar, Manmauji, Jameel, Kishore, Sunder Taneja, Gopal Sirkar, Mani and others. This movie introduced Dr. Maya Alagh.

This movie had total six songs written by Gulzar and composed by Khayyam Saab. Singers Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhonsle, Sulakshana Pandit, Anwar, Jagjit Kaur and Bhupendra had given their voices to the songs in this movie. Today’s song is a background song (cum theme song too) sung by Bhupinder Singh.

This song is in three parts – first part happens as the movie starts with court proceedings where the court rules in favor of Neema (Shabana Azmi) and allows her to live separately from Arun Choudhary (Rajesh Khanna). The court also gives the custody of their child to Neema and allows Arun to meet the child for two hours once in a week on Sunday. As Neema, her child, her brother and Arun came out of the court, Arun once again tries to convince Neema to think about her decision but she is adamant and leaves with the child. Here the titles of the movie are rolling and the song continues.

Second part happens when Neema visits an optical shop for getting her spectacles repaired. The shop owner is Deven Verma and Arun (Rajesh Khanna) is working there. Here again very less dialogue is exchanged between them and Neema leaves the shop as Arun keeps watching her. The second part plays in the background here.

Third part of this song gets played when Arun visits Neema after a gap of twelve years to get his son back with him (as allowed by the court when the child completes fourteen years of age). However, he is told by Neema that Nandu (Sushant Ray) their son has gone to Bombay without telling her. Arun leaves in fury threatening Neema to meet once again in court. As he leaves Neema, who is shattered in grief, regrets to herself …

meraa to jeewan ujad gayaa …
main muqadamaa jeet kar haar gayi
tum muqadamaa haar kar jeet gaye
tumhaare liye Nandu sab kuchh hai, aur main kuchh bhi nahin,
ek baar mujhe bulaa kar to dekh liyaa hota, saaraa jeewan tumhaare pichhe pichhe chalti rehti …

Enjoy the words of Gulzar Saab, and Bhupinder Singh’s voice a perfect fit for such poignant philosophical songs and Khayyam Saab’s timeless music.

I have deliberately selected this background theme song for today where we can watch and enjoy the nuanced performances by both Rajesh Khanna and Shabana Azmi.

Enjoy the ‘times’ and ‘charisma’ of Superstar – Rajesh Khanna. . .

Video (All Parts)

Audio (All Parts)

Song-Aaj bichhde hain kal ka darr bhi nahin (Thhodi Si Bewafaai)(1980) Singer-Bhupinder Singh, Lyrics-Gulzar, MD-Khayyam

Lyrics

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Part-1
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aaj bichhde hain
aaj bichhde hain
kal ka dar bhi nahin
zindagi itni mukhtsar bhi nahin

aaj bichhde hain ae
aaj bichhde hain
aaj bichhde hain
kal ka dar bhi nahin
zindagi itni mukhtsar bhi nahin
aaj bichhde hain ae

zakhm dikhte nahin abhi lekin
zakhm dikhte nahin abhi lekin
thhande honge to dard niklegaa aa
taish utregaa waqt ka jab bhi
chehraa andar se zard niklegaa aa aa
aaj bichhde hain
aaj bichhde hain
kal ka dar bhi nahin
zindagi itni mukhtsar bhi nahin
aaj bichhde hain ae

kehnewaalon ka kuchh nahin jaata
sehnewaale kamaal karte hain
kaun dhoondhe jawaab dardon ke
log to bas sawaal karte hain aen
aaj bichhde hain
aaj bichhde hain
kal ka dar bhi nahin
zindagi itni mukhtsar bhi nahin
aaj bichhde hain ae

aaj bichhde hain ae
kal ka dar bhi nahin
zindagi itni mukhtasar bhi nahin
aaj bichhde hain ae

———————————————-
Part-2
———————————————

kal jo aayega jaane kya hogaa
beet jaayen jo kal nahin aate ae
waqt ki shaakh todne waalon
tootee shaakhon pe phal nahin aate ae
aaj bichhde hain
aaj bichhde hain
kal ka dar bhi nahin
zindagi itni mukhtsar bhi nahin
aaj bichhde hain ae

———————————————–
Part-3
———————————————–
kachchi mitti hai
dil bhi insaan bhi
dekhne hi mein sakht lagtaa hai ae
aansoo ponchhe ke aansoo’on ke nishaan
khushq hone mein waqt lagtaa hai ae ae
aaj bichhde hain
aaj bichhde hain
kal ka dar bhi nahin
zindagi itni mukhtsar bhi nahin
aaj bichhde hain ae
aaj bichhde hain ae
aaj bichhde hain ae

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Devnagri Script lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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भाग-१
_________________________________________________________________

आज बिछड़े हैं
आज बिछड़े हैं
कल का डर भी नहीं
ज़िन्दगी इतनी मुख़्तसर भी नहीं
आज बिछड़े हैं ए

आज बिछड़े हैं
आज बिछड़े है
कल का डर भी नहीं
ज़िन्दगी इतनी मुख़्तसर भी नहीं
आज बिछड़े हैं ए

ज़ख्म दिखते नहीं अभी लेकिन
ज़ख्म दिखते नहीं अभी लेकिन
ठंडे होंगे तो दर्द निकलेगा आ
तैश उतरेगा वक़्त का जब भी
चेहरा अन्दर से ज़र्द निकलेगा आ आ आ

आज बिछड़े हैं
आज बिछड़े है
कल का डर भी नहीं
ज़िन्दगी इतनी मुख़्तसर भी नहीं
आज बिछड़े हैं ए

कहनेवालों का कुछ नहीं जाता
सहनेवाले कमाल करते हैं
कौन ढूंढें जवाब दर्दों के
लोग तो बस सवाल करते है
आज बिछड़े हैं
आज बिछड़े है
कल का डर भी नहीं
ज़िन्दगी इतनी मुख़्तसर भी नहीं
आज बिछड़े हैं ए

आज बिछड़े है
कल का डर भी नहीं
ज़िन्दगी इतनी मुख़्तसर भी नहीं
आज बिछड़े हैं ए
____________________________________________________________________

भाग-२
_________________________________________________________________

कल जो आएगा जाने क्या होगा
कल जो आएगा जाने क्या होगा
बीत जाए जो कल नहीं आते ए
वक़्त कि शाख तोड़ने वालों
टूटी शाखों पे फल नहीं आते
आज बिछड़े हैं
आज बिछड़े है
कल का डर भी नहीं
ज़िन्दगी इतनी मुख़्तसर भी नहीं
आज बिछड़े हैं ए

_________________________________________________________________

भाग-३
_________________________________________________________________

कच्ची मिटटी हैं
दिल भी इंसा भी
देखने ही में सख्त लगता है ए
आँसू पोंछे के आंसूओं के निशाँ
खुश्क होने में वक़्त लगता है ए ए
आज बिछड़े हैं
आज बिछड़े है
कल का डर भी नहीं
ज़िन्दगी इतनी मुख़्तसर भी नहीं
आज बिछड़े हैं ए
आज बिछड़े हैं ए
आज बिछड़े हैं ए

1 Response to "Aaj bichhde hain kal ka darr bhi nahin"

Thanks for this well-written post on Kaka, Avinashji.
You’re totally right.

After his series of flops, he did try different roles to get out of the stereotyping. He even did Janta Hawaldar, which nobody would have imagined a superstar actor would do.

That was my “Rajesh blackout period”, so I didn’t see any of those movies at that time.
Saw them only much later.

In the 80s, he did act in some sensible and mature films.

Overall, I think his career could be a case-study for young professionals. 🙂

I liked Thodisi Bewafai.
Also a mature performance, so different from Aashiq Hoon Baharon Ka (1977). 🙂

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