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Champa khili daar palak jhoole pyaar

Posted on: October 7, 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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Recently, I came across on internet an offer for sale of an used Extended Play (EP) record of the songs of ‘Aaj Raat Ko’, the film which I had never heard of. The EP was released in 1975 by Polydor India Ltd which had 4 songs – 2 songs on each side. All the songs were written by Majrooh Sultanpuri which were set to music by R D Burman. On checking these songs on one of the video sharing platforms, I found that all the 4 songs were uploaded in audio format. The songs were in the typical mould of R D Burman’s compositions. In one of the audio clips, a record-cover photograph was displayed with a couple of scenes from the film showing Saira Bano, Sujit Kumar and Vinod Mehra. I could not locate the full film on-line.

The description given by the uploader of the audio clip revealed that the film, ‘Aaj Raat Ko’ remained unreleased for reasons unknown. Probably, one of the reasons could be the sudden departure of Vinod Khanna who was one of the main actors in the film, to join Rajneesh in the USA. The film was revived when Vinod Khanna returned from USA in 1985. It got Censor Board certificated on January 25, 1988 under a new title ‘Faisla’ (1988). According to a comment recorded by the son of the producer of the film on the video clip of one of the songs, his father, the producer suffered huge losses due to unprofessional behaviour of some actors and the film was delayed by 13 years. According to him, this film never got released in theaters and was ultimately sold to distributors for paltry sums. The film was released on satellite television.

‘Faisla’ (1988) is now available for watching on one of the video sharing platforms but the print is so bad that images look blurred. There is loss of continuity in some places as a result of which the story in the film looks disjointed. The songs in the film are muted probably on copyright ground.

‘Faisla’(1988) was produced under the banner of Noor Jahan Films and was directed by S Ramanathan. It was a multi-cast film with Ashok Kumar, Saira Bano, Vinod Khanna, Vinod Mehra, Mehmood, Sujeet Kumar, Chandrashekhar, Ranjeet, Gajanan Jagirdar, and Bindu forming the main star cast. It is a typical Bollywood film catering to the expectations of the type of film audience who loves masala films having action, dance and comedy, villain etc. As usual, in such type of film, the story ends with victory over the evils.

All the 4 songs which were in the original film ‘Aaj Raat Ko’ (1975, UR) have been retained in ‘Faisla’ (1988). I am presenting the first song ‘champa khili daar palak jhoole pyaar’ from the film to appear on the Blog. The song is rendered by Mohammed Rafi and picturised on Vinod Mehra. Saira Bano is also present in the song sequence. Fortunately, video clip of the song is available in which the song starts with humming and two lines of the song rendered by Asha Bhosle who sings for Saira Bano. The audio clip does not have the humming by Asha Bhosle and is also shorter in terms of duration than the video clip as there is no repetition of lines of antaras. While the audios of the songs have been released under the original title. ‘Aaj Raat Ko’ (1975), the video clip of the song has been taken from ‘Faisla’ (1988).

One can make out from the voice of Mohammed Rafi that song was recorded sometime in early 1970s. During the same period, Mohammed Rafi in combination with Majrooh Sultanpuri and R D Burman had also rendered songs of the same mood, like ‘goriya kahaan tera desh re’ (Caravan, 1971) and ‘gori ke haath mein jaise ye chella’ (Mela, 1971).

With this song, ‘Aaj Raat Ko’ (1975, UR)/Faisala (1988) makes its debut on the Blog.

Video Clip:

Audio Clip:

Song-Champa khili daar palak jhoole pyaar (Faisla)(1988)/ (Aaj Raat Ko)(UR)(1975) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD-R D Burman
Asha Bhonsle

Lyrics(Based on Video Clip)

hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm
champa khili daar
hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm
milan ritu aayi sajaniyaa

hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm
champa khili daar
palak jhoole pyaar
milan ritu hmm hmm
sajaniyaa
champa khili daar
palak jhoole pyaar
milan ritu aayi sajaniyaa
ho o ho o
champa khili daar
palak jhoole pyaar
milan ritu aayi sajaniyaa
bagiyan mein koyaliya poochhai hamse
kab aihein tohre dil ki janiyaa aan aan
champa khili daar
palak jhoole pyaar
milan ritu aayi sajaniyaa
ho o ho o o
champa khili daar
palak jhoole pyaar

na jaane kaun din aayegi
tu na jaane kab hamaar
beetenge din intzaar ke ae ae ae
jab jaaye mere aage se koyi gori kiye singaar
rah jaaun main to nihaar ke ae
ankhiyan mein chamak jaaye bindiyaa tori ee
dhadkan mein baaje re painjaniyaan aan aan aan
champa khili daar
palak jhoole pyaar
milan ritu aayi sajaniyaa
ho o ho o o
champa khili daar
palak jhoole pyaar

jis dam chale basanti hawa
to ho jaaun bekaraar
lekar main bainyyan khuli khuli ee ee
phulwa ki daar aisi lage ke dulhan bani hamaar
dole tu jaise meri gali ee
aajaa re kahaan tak sapna dekhoon oon
beeti jaaye apni to jawaniyaan aan aan aan
champa khili daar
palak jhoole pyaar
milan ritu aayi sajaniyaa
bagiyan mein koyaliya poochhai hamse ae
kab aihein tohre dil ki janiyaa aan aan aan
champa khili daar
palak jhoole pyaar
milan ritu aayi sajaniyaa
ho o ho o o
champa khili daar
palak jhoole pyaa..r

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