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Kyun garm sard hote ho takraar nahin hai

Posted on: September 24, 2020


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ik arz meri maan lo daftar ko jaana hai
mangal ka din hai aaj koi itwaar nahin hai

These two lines in the song “kyun garm sard hote ho takraar nahin hai” from ‘Chokori’ (1949) sung by Mohammed Rafi has made me to present this song which was not available on-line until SAREGAMA uploaded the audio clip of this rare song on one of the video sharing platforms in early 2019.

‘Chakori’ (1949) was the first film of Ravindra Dave as a producer which he produced under the banner of Ramesh Pictures. The film was directed by his younger brother, Ram Narayan Dave. The star cast included Nalini Jaywant, Bharat Bhushan, Manorama, Om Prakash, Randhir, Narbada Shankar, Uma Dutt, Cuckoo etc. The story, screen-play, dialogues and songs were written by Mulkraj Bhakri.

Ravindra Dave was the son of Karachi-based Seth Ratilal Dave who had a flourishing business of film distribution for North Indian territories under the name, Empire Talkie Distributors. This was the first film distribution company which undertook to distribute India’s first talkie ‘Alam Ara’ (1931) in Northern India. He joined his father’s film distribution company and helped his father in procuring distributions rights of films produced in Mumbai.

Dalsukh Pancholi was the uncle of Ravindra Dave who was already in film production and the owner of Pancholi Studio in Lahore. Ravindra Dave became the Production Manager in Pancholi Films. He got his first assignment as a director in Pancholi’s ‘Poonji’ (1943) along with Vishnu Pancholi. With his talent firmly established in film making, Pancholi gave him the assignment of writing the script for ‘Dhamki’ (1943) and directing it.

When Ravindra Dave was directing Pancholi’s next film, ‘Patjhad’ (1948), the partition happened and the communal riots that broke out in Lahore made him and Pancholis to come to Bombay with the completed reels of the film which was later released in 1948 after completion of the film in Mumbai. For both Pancholis and Ravindra Dave, it was like starting their filmy career afresh. Ravindra Dave directed about 30 Hindi films during 1943-69. Later, he shifted to Gujarati films producing and directing around 20 films until 1985.

Mulkhraj Bhakri, the story, screen-play, dialogue and song writer of ‘Chakori’ (1949) was born in Gujranwala in Punjab (now in Pakistan). His father, Moolchand Bhakri was the store-keeper in Indian Army Service Corps (IASC) at Pathankot. He went to school in Lyallpur (now Faisalabad in Pakistan). After completion of his Matriculation examination in 1931, he was keen to join the film industry.

Mulkraj Bhakri started his career as Cinema Manager. It took him a long time to get his first break in the film ‘Arsi’ (1947) as story and dialogue writer. After the success of the film, Mukraj Bhakri got two films – ‘Barsaat Ki Ek Raat’ (1948) and ‘Papiha Re’ (1948) for which he wrote story, dialogues, screen play and lyrics. Both these films were being produced in Lahore studios. Unfortunately, both the films became the victims of partition and were temporarily abandoned. These films were later released in some parts of India.

Mukraj Bhakri came to Bombay (Mumbai) after the partition along with his brothers, Lekhraj Bhakri, Deshraj Bhakri and Rajkumar Bhakri who were all associated with Hindi films. Mulkraj Bhakri became the rallying point for displaced film artists and technicians from Lahore. Bhakri who was the ‘de facto’ producer of the film ‘Chunariya’ (1948) gave Ravindra Dave his first assignment in post-partition India to direct the film. Next, Ravindra Dave got Prakash Pictures’ ‘Saawan Baadhon’ (1949) to direct. He also directed his uncle Pancholi’s first film in post-independent India – ‘Meena Baazar’ (1950).

Note: The profiles of Ravindra Dave and Mulkraj Bhakri up to 1949 are based on articles written by character actor, Janki Dass in film magazine ‘Sound’ – May 1949 and July 1949 issues, respectively.

So far, 7 songs (out of 11 songs) of ‘Chakori’ (1949) have been covered in the Blog. The song under presentation is the 8th song from the film to appear on the Blog. Song is written by Mulkraj Bhakri which is set to music by Hansraj Bahl.

In Hindi film songs, I had not come across the Urdu word ‘dehleez’ (threshold; may be चौखट in Hindi) until Gulzar saab used it in mudke na dekho dilbaro in ‘Raazi’ (2018). I was pleasantly surprised to note that Mulkraj Bhkari had used the word ‘dahleez’ in the song under presentation as early as 1949. Interestingly, Gulzar saab has also used the Hindi equivalent word ‘Chaukhat’ in the song, chhod aaye ham wo galiyaan in the film ‘Maachis’ (1996).

Enjoy the ‘wooing and pleading with the beloved’ song.

Audio Clip:

Song-Kyun garm sard hote ho takraar nahin hai(Chakori)(1949) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Mulkraj Bhakri, MD-Hansraj Bahl

Lyrics

kyun garm sard hote ho
takraar nahin hai
dil lena hai to le lo
dil lena hai to le lo
inkaar nahin hai
kyun garm sard hote ho
takraar nahin hai
dil lena hai to le lo
dil lena hai to le lo
inkaar nahin hai

baitha hoon main dehleez pe ghutnon ko thhaam ke
aji ghutnon ko thhaam ke
baitha hoon main dehleez pe ghutnon ko thhaam ke
aji ghutnon ko thhaam ke
main khali jaaun
achcha ye sarkaar nahin hai
dil lena hai to le lo
dil lena hai to le lo
inkaar nahin hai

ye sochta hoon roz tujhe sair karaaun
tujhe main sair karaaun
ye sochta hoon roz tujhe sair karaaun
tujhe main sair karaaun
magar kya karoon
bekaar hoon saahib
mere paas car nahin hai
dil lena hai to le lo
dil lena hai to le lo
inkaar nahin hai

ik arz meri maan lo
daftar ko jaana hai
aji daftar ko jaana hai
ik arz meri maan lo
daftar ko jaana hai
ho maine daftar jaana hai
mangal ka din hai
aaj koi itwaar nahin hai
dil lena hai to le lo
dil lena hai to le lo
inkaar nahin hai

teri judaai mein mujhe kyun aayen siskiyaan
haay
aayen siskiyaan
teri judaai mein mujhe kyun aayen siskiyaan
mujhe kyun aayen siskiyaan
achha bhala to hoon
koi bhukhaar nahin hai
dil lena hai to le lo
dil lena hai to le lo
inkaar nahin hai
kyun garm sard hote ho takraar nahin hai
dil lena hai to le lo
dil lena hai to le lo
inkaar nahin hai

2 Responses to "Kyun garm sard hote ho takraar nahin hai"

Kamath Sir,

Thank you for presenting this unheard solo by Rafi sahab. I have missed writing a post for any song from this film so far, though I am always looking for Rafi songs of this early period.

Consider this :

baitha hoon main ‘dahleez’ pe ghutnon ko thhaam ke,

‘Dahleez’ is threshold or doorstep, which was or used to be a small wall or partition just at the door, to demarcate the outside and inside. Nowadays, people just have a narrow slab of kadappa or granite as a mark of ‘Dahleez’.

baitha hoon main dahleez pe ghutnon ko thhaam ke
main khali jaaun achcha ye sarkaar nahin hai

The next line in the stanza means ‘it is not good that I return empty handed from the dahleez or doorstep”.

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Nahm ji,

Thanks for pointing out the correct word ‘dahleez’. I had also felt that the word sounded like ‘dahleez’ in the repeat though the word sounded to to me as ‘saleeb’ when Rafi saab sings first time. With your follow-up explanation, I am now convinced that the word ‘dahleez’ fits well when read with the subsequent lines.

When I first heard the word ‘dahleez’ in Gulzar’s song, https://atulsongaday.me/2018/10/08/mudke-na-dekho-dilbaro/ in ‘Raazi’ (2018), I felt that Gulzar saab has introduced this word in HIndi films for the first time. Now, the credit goes to Mulkraj Bhakri for introducing this word as early as 1949.

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