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Jalaa do jalaa do duniya ko jalaa do

Posted on: November 6, 2020


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#The Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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# Bhoole-Bisre Geet # 110 # Tribute to actor Sanjeev Kumar #
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Today 6th November’2020 is the thirty-fifth ‘Remembrance Day’ of India’s one of the most admired and finest actors Sanjeev Kumar. He was born as Haribhai Jethalal Jariwala on in Surat on 9th July’1938. And he passed away due to a severe ‘heart attack’ on 6th November’1985.

A stint at a film school led him to Hindi film Industry and from there it was no looking back for him. He soon proved his versatility and genius in acting and also won prestigious National Film awards for Best actor two times- for ‘Dastak-1970’ and ‘Koshish-1972’.

And after that many awards and praises continued to shower on him for his various roles and class acting in movies.
But destiny has something else in store for him. While he survived a heart attack in 1976 and after that went to US to have a by-pass surgery, but it didn’t help and he suffered a massive heart attack on 06.11.1985 and passed away at the young age of forty-eight only. Though he played many roles of older age person in movies in real life he didn’t get a chance to reach that ‘older age’.

Sanjeev Kumar was an actor that everyone in Our group of cricket loving friends in our colony admired, even though they were ‘great’ fan of someone else.

I am reminded of many of his roles and the movies he acted in when I try to go down mewmory lane. But I will leave that for another post in the future. (I am also not giving here the other details of this movie as per my normal practice and leaving the same to be given with other song/s of this movie to be posted on the blog in near future).

I will now come to today’s song. It is from a movie which I remembered watching during those growing years between 1975-1980.

The movie is a ‘1972’ movie ‘Rivaaj’.

Two songs of this movie, both shared by me, have been posted on the blog earlier which were in my memory. Today’s song was also shared by me around the same time, but somehow it remains to be posted.

I will reproduce the text of my mail that I write to Atul ji then while sharing this song;

“Very happy to share this song, as it was in my vague memory and time to time haunt me some time. finally, I got it and now sharing to you.
though I do not remember the film completely now, but here in this song I got this saffron clad SANJEEV KUMAR as I had mentioned while sharing first song from this 1972 – RIVAAJ.

I am also reproducing a brief about this movie as taken from ‘Wikipedia’ here;

“Mala Sinha plays a young widow and she stays in the temple with her father Pujariji or temple priest played by Nazir Hussain. In the temple itself she meets Shekhar, Sanjeev Kumar, where both fall in love and want to get married, when opposition comes from Shekhar’s mother, Pandari Bai, who is against child widow’s re-marriage. She gets her son married to a woman of her choice played by Zeb Rehman. Lakshmi starts leading the life of a widow. Shekhar’s wife is blessed with a daughter Rajji and starts leading a contented married life, when destiny jolts him with loss of his job and death of his wife with cancer. Rajji happens to witness him lighting the pyre of her mother by Hindu custom, is unable to understand, and suffers a psychological shock thinking that her father had burnt her mother alive and would burn her too! She starts hating him and is scared of him, which further deepens the pain and loss of Shekhar.

Here respite comes for Rajji when her grandmother tells her that her mother will come back in the form of a plant or take up another woman’s form and return to her beloved daughter from God. Rajji goes to the cremation grounds again and sees a plant where her mother had been cremated. She starts talking to it as if it was her mother. Lakshmi who had come to the river nearby, chances to hear Rajji talking to the plant and filled with emotion starts talking back from the back of a small temple of God Hanuman, pretending to be her mother. Rajji is overjoyed and the ritual is repeated everyday with Lakshmi being unaware as to whose daughter Rajji is.
Meanwhile Shekhar saves the life of the wheel chair ridden sister and heiress Sulochana Latkar of Shatrughan Sinha, who appoints him as her estate manager, much to the chagrin of her brother. He is involved in saving her assets from her rogue brother many times which creates ill-will amongst them.

Shekhar is also told by his mother that Rajji meets some woman pretending to be her dead mother and Shekhar discovers that she is no other than Lakshmi who loves his daughter as her own now. Again, Lakshmi is derided by Shekhar’s mother as well as her own father Pujari ji for dreaming of having a family.

Shatrughan Sinha kidnaps Rajji and there ensues a bloody struggle which however nasty, brings back and unites Rajji, Lakshmi and Shekhar, bringing them back to the precincts of the holy Jagdish Ji Temple, the bells resounding the power and glory of God.”

Let us now listen to the today’s song and watch the great Sanjeev Kumar in ‘two-state’ of mind – ‘one totally devastated’ and want to ‘end the world’ as he has lost his beloved wife, and the other one pacifying him to ‘think and hope good fortunes coming to him in the future’.

The lyrics of this song are written by Kaifi Azmi and it is composed to music by Shankar-Jaikishan. Mohd Rafi and Manna Dey are the singers.

(video)
Song-Jalaa do jalaa do duniya ko jalaa do (Rivaaz)(1972) Singers-Rafi, Manna Dey, Lyrics-Kaifi Azmi, MD-Shankar Jaikishan
Chorus

Lyrics

Jalaa do o
Jalaa do o
Jalaa do
Jalaa do
Jalaa do
Duniya yahi duniya hai to
Duniya ko jalaa do o
Aag lagaa do
Jalaa do
Jalaa do
Jalaa do
Duniya yahi duniya hai to
Duniya ko jalaa do o
Aag lagaa do o
Jalaa do o
Jalaa do o

Aa
Aa aa
Aa aa aa

Har sapna jaley
Aa aa aa
Armaan jaley
Aa aa aa
Insaan jaley
Aa aa aa
Bhagwan jaley
Aa aa aa
Har sapna jaley
Aa aa aa
Armaan jaley
Aa aa aa
Insaan jaley
Aa aa aa
Bhagwan jaley
Aa aa aa

Har dil ko
Har ik seene ko
Shamshaan bana do
Jalaa do
Jalaa do
Jalaa do
Duniya yahi duniya hai to
Duniya ko jalaa do o
Aag lagaa do
Jalaa do
Jalaa do o

Aasaan hai jalna bhi
Aasaan jalaana bhi
ae kaash tujhe aata
Sansaar basaana bhi

Aasaan hain jalna bhi
Aasaan jalaana bhi
ae kaash tujhe aata
Sansaar basaana bhi

Aasaan hai jalna bhi

Aa aa aa
Aa aa aa

Kyun pee gaya ghabra ke
Zehar nafrat ka
Thhodasa mila leta
Amrit bhi mohabbat ka
Taskeen bhi mil jaati
Jeene ka bahana bhi
Aasaan hain jalna bhi
Aasaan jalaana bhi
ae kaash tujhe aata
Sansaar basaana bhi
Aasaan hai jalna bhi

Aa aa aa
Aa aa aa

Ek roz yahi
Aa aa aa
Sehra thha chaman
Aa aa aa
Thhi kitni khushi
Aa aa aa
Thhe kitne magan
Aa aa aa
Ek roz yahi
Aa aa aa
Sehra thha chaman
Aa aa aa
Thhi kitni khushi
Aa aa aa
Thhe kitne magan
Aa aa aa

Kyun rooth gaye mujhse wo din
Koi to bataa do o
Jalaa do
Jalaa do
Jalaa do
Duniya yahi duniya hai to
Duniya ko jalaa do
Aag lagaa do
Jalaa do o
Jalaa do o

Aasaan hain jalna bhi
Aasaan jalaana bhi
aye kaash tujhe aata
Sansaar basaana bhi
Aasaan hai jalna bhi
Aasaan jalaana bhi
ae kaash tujhe aata
Sansaar basaana bhi
Aasaan hai jalna bhi

Aa aa aa

Ye ashq kabhi dil mein
Toofaan uthaayenge
Jo rooth Gaye tujhse
Wo laut bhi aayenge
hai khel muqaddar ka
Bichhadon ko milaana bhi
Aasaan hain jalna bhi
Aasaan jalaana bhi
ae kaash tujhe aata
Sansaar basaana bhi
Aasaan hai jalna bhi
Aasaan jalaana bhi

2 Responses to "Jalaa do jalaa do duniya ko jalaa do"

thank you for posting on Sanjeev Kumar’s remembrance day

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longer audio link ?

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