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Saaqiya. . Uff Teri. . Ye Ada

Posted on: September 24, 2020


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 :

4451 Post No. : 15913 Movie Count :

4366

Missing Films of 1960s – 116
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Ah, wonderful. Revisiting an old friend after a very long gap. Feels good.

This series was initiated on 30th Sep, 2015, almost 5 years ago to the day. The series continued with a certain regularity almost for four years, till 1st July, 2019. That day, I had posted a rarest of the rare finds – “Taaron Bhari Raat Hai” – a song from the film ‘Hawa Mahal’ (1962), a film which is very much available in video, but sadly all its songs have been axed from the VCD release. I had written in that post, that I had even gone beyond the VCD version and searched out the VHS cassette of the film, and even that had no songs. But fortunately, searching thru film, I accidentally chanced to catch half a song that appeared at the end of the film. Probably, when the editors were making the cuts, for whatever reasons (which we do not know at this point), they had missed out the closing shots of the film, whereat one song is repeated partially as is the tradition followed in many Hindi films we know.

That was the 112th episode of this series. And I believed at that time that I had exhausted all the available films of 1960s that I could gather from all the sources I could take help from. But I was so wrong in my belief at that time. And man, am I glad that I was so wrong. Actually, as soon as that post appeared, I got a few messages from friends on the blog and off it, that hey, this here is another film available, so please check it out. I did, and found a few more films and songs available, that have helped to keep this series alive and continuing.

The frequency has reduced significantly, but surely, we have now added three more films to the series. We keep chugging along, and hopefully will continue to reduce the number of films which sit on the list of pending films from 1960s. I bring on board one more film from 1960s, that had been unavailable for quite sometime. And to let you know, there still are two more films that have been identified and I will be posting them appropriately.

The intent of the series continues today with a song from the 1965 film ‘Panch Ratan’. This obscure film had remained so for quite many years. Even the Geet Kosh did not carry the complete information about this film. The list of songs is there, but the songs themselves remained elusive for long. It appears that the songs of this film were not released on gramophone records, and so the audio version of the songs of this film remains out of reach even today. However, the video of this film has been available online for almost 10 years now, indicating that it was a major miss on my part as I started searching five years or so ago, for missing films of 1960s.

Anyway. The film is available, as are its songs. Here is the first song of this film, as it makes it debut on our blog here today. The film is produced under the banner of Broadway Pictures, Bombay, and is directed by Kamran. The film is a costume drama, with a theme that has been oft repeated in Hindi cinema and also the world cinema. The theme is the variation of the storyline in which a group of well meaning friends come together in a pact of solidarity, to overthrow a local regime of a tyrannical bad-man. Films on this theme are plenty across the world – ‘Seven Samurai’, and ‘The Magnificent Seven’ immediately come to mind, as do films like ‘Khotey Sikkey’ etc. I am sure readers will be able to add more films as examples.

The cast of the film is listed as Randhawa, Parveen Chaudhary, Kamran, Shaam Kumar, Kamal Mehra, Habeeb, Amarnath, Randhir, Meenakshi, Sadhana Khote, Fazal, Moolchand, Sabir, Anjum, Madhumati, Jeevankala, Aruna, Lakshmichaya, Saudagar Singh, Joginder Singh, Vasant Singh, and Sony Alexander etc.

The film has five songs, all in video. None of these songs have appeared any gramophone records. Four of the songs are written by Anjaan and one song is credited to Upendra. Today’s song is by Anjaan. Music for this film is composed by Sardar Malik. Today, I present the first song of this film here. This is a raj-darbaar dance song – a dance performed in a royal court setting. The singing voice is that of Suman Kalyanpur. On screen, the song has been performed by actress Aruna. The identification of the dancer has been made by our dear Prakash ji. Also, in this video clip, we can see Parveen Chaudhry, Randhir, and Kamran, seated on the raised dias watching this performance. In between, the scene cuts to a dungeon where we see Randhawa and Shaam Kumar as prisoners being tortured by the king’s soldiers. We also see three other soldiers enter the dungeon, one of whom is actually a lady dressed as a male soldier. Apparently, these three are friends of Randhawa who have come to rescue him. Their identity gets revealed as the helmet of lady gets disturbed and her long hair fall down. A melee ensues in which Randhawa and Shaam Kumar are freed and the chief of the torture chamber is put in chains. All this while the dance and the song continues in the royal court. There is help required to identify all the players in this clip, and I request Prakash ji and other knowledgeable readers and friends to please help to identify more actors.

With this song, ‘Panch Ratan’ makes its debut here on the blog. And it also bring up the 116th episode of this series. I must admit that the gap in the episodes has been quite a bit, and even this post has been prompted by the fact that another post, by Sadanand ji, is now waiting to be posted, and it uses another song of this film. When Atul ji and I received the post from Sadanand ji, I was prompted into quick action to ensure that the debut song of this film is first brought on board as part of this series and then the post by Sadanand ji gets published. I must thank him for being patient to wait for me to post this debut song. His post should be coming on within a day.

Another very interesting observation here. In the flurry of Ten Year Challenge posts, we seem to have backed away from posting debut songs. The last debut song posted here was on 5th Sept, nineteen days ago. And 46 posts ago. Meaning that in the past nineteen days, 46 songs have been posted and not a single one is from a debut film. We need to research whether this is a record. I am not sure, but seems quite like it.

I will sign off now and let you take a view and listen to this wonderful fast paced melody which is quite attractive in the first hear itself. The dance movements and expressions presented by Aruna are very impressive. A song that surely is worth watching as well as hearing.

 

Song – Saaqiya. . Uff Teri. . Ye Ada  (Panch Ratan) (1965) Singer – Suman Kalyanpur, Lyrics – Anjaan, MD – Sardar Malik

Lyrics 

saaqiya
uff teri
ye ada
saaqiya
uff teri
ye ada
tauba tauba
tauba tauba
bin piye
kya hua
ye nasha
tauba tauba
tauba tauba

duniiya ko deta hai paimaane bhar ke
hum to hain pyaase teri nazar ke
duniiya ko deta hai paimaane bhar ke
hum to hain pyaase teri nazar ke
hum ko teri
mehfil bhala
kya vaasta
kya vaasta
saaqiya
uff teri
ye ada
saaqiya
uff teri
ye ada
tauba tauba
tauba tauba
bin piye
kya hua
ye nasha
tauba tauba
tauba tauba

wo mai buri hai jo hosh uda de
aisi pila de jo hosh mein laa de
wo mai buri hai jo hosh uda de
aisi pila de jo hosh mein laa de
behke huye
sambhlen zara
aisi pila
aisi pila
saaqiya
uff teri
ye ada
saaqiya
uff teri
ye ada
tauba tauba
tauba tauba
bin piye
kya hua
ye nasha
tauba tauba
tauba tauba

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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साक़िया
उफ़्फ़ तेरी
ये अदा
साक़िया
उफ़्फ़ तेरी
ये अदा
तौबा तौबा
तौबा तौबा
बिन पिये
क्या हुआ
ये नशा
तौबा तौबा
तौबा तौबा

दुनिया को देता है पैमाने भर के
हम तो हैं प्यासे तेरी नज़र के
दुनिया को देता है पैमाने भर के
हम तो हैं प्यासे तेरी नज़र के
हमको तेरी
महफिल भला
क्या वास्ता
क्या वास्ता
साक़िया
उफ़्फ़ तेरी
ये अदा
साक़िया
उफ़्फ़ तेरी
ये अदा
तौबा तौबा
तौबा तौबा
बिन पिये
क्या हुआ
ये नशा
तौबा तौबा
तौबा तौबा

वो मय बुरी है होश उड़ा दे
ऐसी पीला दे जो होश में ला दे
वो मय बुरी है होश उड़ा दे
ऐसी पीला दे जो होश में ला दे
बहके हुये
संभलें ज़रा
ऐसी पिला
ऐसी पिला
साक़िया
उफ़्फ़ तेरी
ये अदा
साक़िया
उफ़्फ़ तेरी
ये अदा
तौबा तौबा
तौबा तौबा
बिन पिये
क्या हुआ
ये नशा
तौबा तौबा
तौबा तौबा

3 Responses to "Saaqiya. . Uff Teri. . Ye Ada"

I can identify the following actors beside the dancer, Aruna:

at 0:24 – Kamran
at 0:27 – Randhir (as bridegroom) and Parveen Chowdhary.
at 0:44 – Amarnath.
at 02:18 – Meenakshi and Kamal Mehra.
at 02:50 – Randhawa in disguise.
at 03:39 – Sham (Shyam) Kumar.

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Credit squenes mentioned about MEENAXI, who appeared in one of Dharmendra`s Devar Dance song, which I have mentioned to Sudhir ji,
and
Amarnath Main Indentify kar na saka, Sadanand ji Thanks for that

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Merenaxi is one of the Male Sainiks, who enter along with Kamal Mehra and another guy, and her pagdi was removed and her female identity is revealed

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