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Aao aawaaz se aawaaz milaakar gaayen

Posted on: October 5, 2020


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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Kidar Sharma has often been given a title of ‘one-man film industry’. He was producer, director, actor, story/screen-play/dialogue writer, lyricist, editor, still photographer etc. He was also known to have the working knowledge of Hindustani classical music. He also sang a song on himself in the film ‘Inquilaab’ (1935). With a vast knowledge gained from working in New Theatres, Kolkata during 1933-41 and in Ranjit Movietone during 1942-47, Kidar Sharma had directed 11 films and written lyrics for 23 films before he turned producer with ‘Neel Kamal’ (1947).

Kidar Sharma had a passion for film making. Otherwise why a young man of 22 years after completing M.A. in English literature would join the New Theatres (NT) as a painter. He would have very well got the job of a lecturer in any college in around his native Punjab. His progress in filmy career was rapid. Within 2 years of joining NT, he was a still photographer and the lyricist for ‘Devdas’ (1935). he became dialogue writer for the Hindi version of ‘Vidyapati’ (1937) in addition to song writing. By 1939, Kidar Sharma had become a free-lance director with ‘Aulaad’ (1939’, his debut film as a director followed by ‘Chitralekha’ (1941) which became much talked about film. Incidentally, after about 23 years, Nadiadwala of Pushpa Films engaged Kidar Sharma to direct ‘Chitralekha’ (1964), a remake of its 1941 version.

After directing 9 films for Ranjit Movietone, Kidar Sharma decided to produce and direct ‘Neel Kamal’ (1947) under his own banner, Oriental Pictures. In fact, nobody was prepared to produce this film, not even his employer, Ranjit Movietone. So, he was forced to become the producer. He arranged finances by selling the distribution rights of the film in advance. For his maiden venture, he introduced two new comers – Raj Kapoor and Madhubala. Both the actors had done some bit roles in films before they were given the lead roles for the first time in the film. The film was an average success in terms of box office collections. Since then, Kidar Sharma has produced and directed 14 films between 1947 and 1980.

As a producer-director, Kidar Sharma was not a showman like Raj Kapoor for whom the production value in terms of star cast, techniques and costly sets for film shooting were as important as the theme of the film. On the other hand, Kidar Sharma was an antithesis of a showman. He believed in low budget film which ruled out taking star actors for the lead roles. Hence, for almost all his films which he produced and directed, he preferred new comers and his protégées to whom he had earlier introduced in his films. In this process, he gave to the Hindi film industry, popular actors like Raj Kapoor, Madhubala, Geeta Bali, Bharat Bhushan, Mala Sinha, Tanuja etc to whom he introduced in his films as lead actors for the first time. Similarly, he mostly relied on Snehal Bhatkar and Roshan as music directors for his films who were introduced by him in his films ‘Neel Kamal’ (1947) and ‘Sohag Raat’ (1948), respectively for the first time.

Kidar Sharma’s last box office successful film as a producer-director was ‘Baawre Nain’ (1950) with Raj Kapoor and Geeta Bali in the lead roles. All his subsequent films like ‘Shokhiyaan’ (1951), ‘Gunaah’ (1953), ‘Chhora Chhori’ (1954) and Rangeen Raaten’ (1956), did not fare well at the box office. All his films in the 1960s and thereafter numbering 6 either failed miserably at the box office or did not get released. I guess, ‘Sehme Huye Sitaare’ (1994) was his last film which remained unreleased in the theatres.

I have watched selectively a few films of Kidar Sharma from 1940s to 1960s. In most of his films, the story is based on a village or a small town and he tries to depict the intricate human relationships. All his films gives an impression that he had not come out of the Bengali mode of film making which were losing stream in Hindi film industry in the later 1960s where films were seen more as a medium of entertainment to fill the coppers of producers and distributors in terms of profits than covering the social issues concerning the society at large. Kidar Sharma did not fit in this milieu. So, the last 5-6 films produced and directed by him became obscure to such an extent that most of the us do not even remember the title of the films.

‘Pyaase Nain’ (1989) was one of the obscure films produced and directed by Kidar Sharma. The star cast included Kanan Kaushal, Yuvraj, Madhup Sharma, Naaz, Anant Marathe, Gauri Varma, Veena Sood with Shyama, Dev Kumar Gajanan Jagirdar, Hiralal and Maruti as guest artists. The film had 6 songs (including one song re-used from ‘Chhora Chhori’ (1954). Kidar Sharma wrote the lyrics which were set to music by Snehal Bhatkar.

The film was certified by the Censor Board on December 5, 1989. I am not aware whether the film was released in the theatres. I also do not find the gramophone/CD version the songs. Fortunately, the VCD of the film is available on one of the video sharing platforms. After watching the initial part of the film, I lost interest in watching the rest of the film. However, I have watched the picturisation of 3 songs in the film. My take on this film is as under:

1. Kanan Kaushal in 1989 was 50. But in this film, she looks much younger. Incidentally, Kanan Kaushal made her debut in Hindi film in 1969.when she was 30.

2. Of the 6 songs, one song is rendered by Mohammed Rafi with Suman Kalyanpur. The voice of Rafi sounds like his voice of the 60s. There is another duet in which Rajkumari Dubey sings for Kanan Kaushal. There are two songs by ghazal singer, Mahesh Chandra who had also sung in ‘Maikhaana’ (1967) for Kidar Sharma.

3. The treatment in the film in terms of cinematography, costumes and dialogues give an impression that this film was shot in the 60s through early 70s.

My own hunch is that the film was majorly shot between 1970 and 1975. Kanan Kaushal had become a well sought-after actress for mythological films after the tremendous success of her film ‘Jai Santoshi Maa’ (1975). In the wake of her success, I do not think that she would have agreed to act in ‘Pyaase Nain’ post 1975. Going by the style of film making by Kidar Sharma in his later years, during which time he used to shoot the film as and when he could raise finance, this film must have been delayed for want of finance. By the time the film got completed, it was terribly out of date. Probably, the film got released only on Television.

One of the six songs which I liked the most from the film ‘Pyaase Nain’ (1989) is ‘aao aawaaz se aawaaz milaakar gaayen’ sung by Mohammed Rafi and Suman Kalyanpur which I am presenting here. The song is written by Kidar Sharma which is set to music by Snehal Bhatkar. When I said earlier that Rafi’s voice sounds like that of his voice in the 60s, I remember his voice in the song dil-e-betaab ko seene se lagaana hoga from ‘Paalki’ (1967). Incidentally, this song is also sung by Mohammed Rafi and Suman Kalyanpur.

With this song, ‘Pyaase Nain’ (1989) makes its debut on the Blog.

Video Clip:

Song-Aao aawaaz se aawaaz milaakar gaayen (Pyaase Nain)(1989) Singers-Rafi, Suman Kalyanpur, Lyrics-Kidar Sharma, MD-Snehal Bhatkar
Both

Lyrics

aao aawaaz se aawaaz
milaakar gaayen en en en
aa aa aa aa
aao aawaaz se aawaaz milaakar gaayen en en
aa aa aa aa aa

kamse kam kaan mein itna to main keh sakti hoon oon
kamse kam kaan mein itna to main keh sakti hoon oon

itna to tu keh sakti hai
dhadkanen aap ki
seene mein
dhadkanen aap ki seene mein pirona hai mujhe ae ae
aa aa aa aa

aao aawaaz se aawaaz milaakar gaayen en en en
aa aa aa aa

meri aankhon mein nazar aayi tumhen wo tasweer eer
meri aankhon mein nazar aayi tumhen wo tasweer eer
nazar aayi mujhe wo tasweer
nazar aayi mujhe wo tasweer

laaj se soyi kali simti huyi baahon mein ae ae
aa aa aa aa
aao aawaaz se aawaaz milaakar gaayen en en en
aa aa aa aa

neend aaye to teri saans jagaa deti hai ae
neend aaye to teri saans jagaa deti hai ae

meri saans jagaa deti hai
meri saans jagaa deti hai
wo jawaan khwaab ke parda hai jinhen mardon se ae ae ae
aa aa aa aa

aao aawaaz se aawaaz milaakar gaayen en en en
aa aa aa aa

laakh parda ho magar maan bhi jaao na wo baat
laakh parda ho magar maan bhi jaao na wo baat
kaho kaun si baat
hmm
kaho kaun si baat

dil jigar sharabati aankhon ke nazar karne do
aa aa aa aa
aao aawaaz se
aawaaz milaakar gaayen en en en en
aa aa aa aa
aao aawaaz se aawaaz milaakar gaayen en en en en
(hmm hmm)
aa aa aa aa
aao aawaaz se aawaaz

7 Responses to "Aao aawaaz se aawaaz milaakar gaayen"

Thanks Sadanand ji
for this informative post and rare song …..
the actor who is lip syncing must be YUVRAJ, ?

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Yes. He is Yuvraj.

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Thanks Sadanand ji

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Kanan Kaushal has acted in 60+ Hindi/Marathi films.

Kanan Kaushal was her screen name, for Hindi films. Her name is Indumati Paigankar..( born 21 March, 1939)

Her first hit film was (Ekti=एकटी), a Marathi movie, released in 1968. In this film she acted with her original name Indumati Paigankar. In most of her Marathi films, she acted as Indumati Paigankar

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What a splendid posting indeed !!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hats off to Atulji.

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The article is by Mr Sadanand Kamath.

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Sorry it skipped my mind of not crediting Mr.Sadanand Kamath (?) I really do not know how I can not take his name when he is rendering such a wonderful service to us. Kamathji please accept my good wishes during this festive season. Expecting many more such postings from you Sir.

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