Atul’s Song A Day- A choice collection of Hindi Film & Non-Film Songs

Archive for December 2020


This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, 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 :

4549 Post No. : 16134

The year that was … “2020” … we have finally come to the end of ‘Year 2020’ which has shaken the whole world and while people are trying to come to normal, the pandemics’ ‘aftershocks’ and its ‘new improved stains’ are still threatening to harm the humanity further.

Our heart goes to those who have lost their lives, those who have struggled and those who have faced difficulties in the ‘pandemic period’.
From that point of view all of us, those who will see the morning of ‘2021,’ are fortunate and should express our gratitude to the almighty, well-wishers, family members and friends, and to all them who have been caring for each other and maintaining social discipline to help the country fight back to this calamity.

Life moves on … and for people like me and like-minded music lovers this blog has been the main sources of motivation where we visited and enjoyed music to give us that much needed ‘therapeutic’ relief to forget for some time the harsh realities of life and sometime making us philosophical to think over and give a fight back or even to do an introspection.

Here I would like to highlight one comment on the blog by our regular inspiration Shri Manohar Lal Dave ji.

Suddenly it seems ONE DAY match for SHANKAR JAIKISHAN because there was no such T20 in their time. Thanks to Avinash ji, Atul ji…With SJ nearing 1K mark, the trio of lyricist-singer-composer in a song will be achieved and the BLOG will be complete in a sense in this gloomy year 2020. It will be an achievement for SJ to touch 1k mark first which they justifiably deserve like Sunil Gavaskar touching 10K mark in test.

I do not know how many of us have read this above comment and how everybody of us had interpreted it. But, for me it is a very big comment and while it also shares ‘feelings’ of many like me, it’s also the love for this blog and its magic that we are looking for our daily motivation here.

Regulars on the blog are aware of my (our) love for the railways 😊 When I came back from Kenya last year I had so many plans to visit my Mother (in Maharashtra) and other relatives and gang-outs with our team members, and thus travelling by train and relive the experience of train journey (after a long gap). However, fortunately or unfortunately it could not happen. The one ‘mini gang-out’ chance was missed on account of my health issues and after that the ‘lockdown’ happened and train services were cancelled. Secondly, then I got a job and it turned out to be the ‘shortest tenure job’ of my career. Meanwhile health issues continued and after some time they became ‘mind issues’😊

During this time where everything was looking going wrong the only thing I was doing ‘right’ (or I was able to do it correctly) was contributing to the blog with write-ups and sharing songs. It was like a retired person life or semi-retired life for me. (sabbatical is the other word – ‘Doctor’s terminology 😊)
Well, I was daily praying to the almighty to bring my life on ‘track’. (मेरी गाड़ी को पटरी पर ला दो भगवान्). And as it so happened the almighty got me engaged indirectly in the ‘maintenance’ of ‘tracks’ for all. (or मैंने उपरवाले से प्रार्थना की थी के मेरी गाड़ी को पटरी पर ला दो भगवान्, पर भगवान् मुझे काम ही ऐसा दिया के मैं सब के लिए पटरियों के मरम्मत के काम में हाथ बटाऊँ).
While the first job was around 35-40 kms from my residence the second one is 50-55 kms away from the city. Travelling for the first job I have to cross a over bridge on a railway line near the satellite station of the city and I used to see trains coming and going from a longer distance.
But now I am getting to watch the ‘tracks’ daily with those beautiful ‘track maintenance machines’ (innovation of the technology). Secondly a railway line passes around this place so I can watch trains coming and going. That reminds me of all the ‘train songs’ from our movies and specially ‘gaadi bulaa rahi hai’, which is a source of inspiration and motivation and how accurate are the words in this song …

dekho wo rail,
bachchon ka khel,
seekho sabak jawaanon
sar pe hai bojh,
seene mein aag,
lab pe duaa hai jaano
phir bhi ye ja rahi hai,
naghmein suna rahi hai
gaadi bula rahi hai,
seetee bajaa rahi hai

This has become my daily inspiration and motivation now.

Another good thing happening at the end of the year was the pre-engagement function of elder daughter 😊 (Sahir’s song always playing in the back ground in my mind).

So, the year ‘2020’ is ending on a very happy note for me on both home and work fronts. At work I have taken a new challenge but the daily inspiration and motivation – the train – with me. I get to read this tagline ‘the journey continues … with many miles to go’ daily now and it reminds me that the journey is still on … my journey continues…

And, that is why the today’s song is a ‘train song’ sung by Lata Mangeshkar and Talat Mehmood. It is from the 1955 movie ‘Do Dulhe’. Lyrics are by Pandit Indra and music is composed by B.S. Kalla.

On screen it is performed by a male and a female actress whom I am unable to identify, however Shyama and Sajjan are also seen in the picturisation of this song.

I had come across this song more than two years back now, when there was a discussion about train songs on the ‘Whatsapp group’ of Atulites.

Lastly, I wish to add about the other love of our group that is ‘cricket’. The year ended on a happy note for India as our team scored a win over Australia. The ‘year-ending’ also reminds me of statistics like most ‘runs’ or ‘wickets’ and ‘run and wickets double’ in a single ‘calendar’ year. If the scores in single calendar year is to be considered with reference to ‘write-ups’ and/ or ‘lyrics’ shared will be interesting to know (tnih) for the artists (as well as the contributors) 😊

Let us now enjoy this philosophical train song …

Video

Audio

Song-Jeewan ki gaadi chalti hai (Do Dulhe)(1955) Singers-Talat Mehmood, Lata, Lyrics-Pt Indra Chandra, MD- B S Kalla
Both

Lyrics

Jeewan ki ee gaadi chalti hai …

Jeewan ki gaadi chalti hai
Kuchh rukti phir chalti
Jeewan ki gaadi chalti gaadi chalti
Oonchi neechi raahon pe
Yoon nadiya chali machalti
Gaadi chalti
Jeewan ki ee gaadi chalti

Koyi sukhi hai
Koyi dukhi hai
Koyi gaata
Koyi rota aa
Koyi gaata
Koyi rota aa
kamar jhukaaye khadaa hai koyi
Paaon pasaare sota aa aa
Paaon pasaare sota aa

Kabhi sawera hota sukh ka aa
Aa aa aa aa
Kabhi sawera hota sukh ka
Dukh ki sandhya dhalti ee
Aansoo aur geeton ki duniya
Rehti sadaa badalti
Aansoo aur geeton ki duniya
Rehti sadaa badalti

Gaadi chalti
Jeewan ki ee gaadi chalti

Jeewan ki gaadi chalti hai
Kuchh rukti phir chalti
Jeewan ki gaadi chalti gaadi chalti
Jeewan ki gaadi chalti gaadi chalti

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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जीवन की ई गाड़ी चलती है …

जीवन की गाड़ी चलती है
कुछ रूकती फिर चलती
जीवन की गाड़ी चलती गाड़ी चलती
ऊंची नीची राहों पे
यूं नदिया चली मचलती
गाड़ी चलती
जीवन की ई गाड़ी चलती

कोई सुखी है
कोई दुखी है
कोई गाता
कोई रोता आ
कोई गाता
कोई रोता आ आ

कमर झुकाए खडा है कोई
पांव पसारे सोता आ आ
पांव पसारे सोता आ

कभी सवेरा होता सुख का आ
आ आ आ आ
कभी सवेरा होता सुख का
दुःख की संध्या ढलती ई

आंसू और गीतों की दुनिया
रहती सदा बदलती
आंसू और गीतों की दुनिया
रहती सदा बदलती

गाड़ी चलती
जीवन की ई गाड़ी चलती

जीवन की गाड़ी चलती है
कुछ रूकती फिर चलती
जीवन की गाड़ी चलती गाड़ी चलती
जीवन की गाड़ी चलती गाड़ी चलती


This article is written by nahm, 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 :

4549 Post No. : 16133

Welcome 2021♫•*¨*•.¸¸♪

I wanted to embellish the heading of this post “Welcome 2021” with some emoticons, but since the keyboard has no such facility, dropped the idea. Google has the copy past option somewhere, but it seems like too much hassle. Obviously, everyone at google is working from home. Me thinks, all those big, huge, luxurious complexes hosting those multinational and national corporate offices, are soon to be converted into ‘khandar’ facilities, aka Mukesh Mills for shooting of films outdoorsy songs :-), fountains, glass panels, pillars and all. Not to mention funky cafe’s and state of the art gym and sports facilities.

Recently, I have been looking at a lot of outdoorsy, going places kind of songs, shot in different locations. Could not avoid the outdoor songs of “Dil Chahta hai”. But since the party song in the film is not posted, I decided on it. The song is “Koyi kahe kehta rahe kitna bhi ham ko deewaana”, by Shankar Mahadevan, Shaan and KK. In the party, Aamir Khan, Saif Ali Khan and Akshaye Khanna are dancing and singing with Suchitra Pillai and Priety Zinta. It is so fast paced and all three voices are so in tune with each other, that I thought the colour coding is going to be a headache. But once I had figured out that it was Shaan’s voice for Saif Ali Khan, it was smooth sailing from then on. Javed Akhtar’s lyrics are as always inspiring and upbeat, and the music compositions by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy were outstanding and were so fresh sounding back then. The whole movie, characterization, presentation, direction, cinematography and overall look was a novelty in 2001. Some call it a path breaking film, ahead of its time. But no, the time for such a fun, adventurous, neat, humorous and colorful look, had come. I read in the trivia that the songs of this film were created in 3 days, when Javed Akhtar & Farhan Akhtar headed to Lonavala along with Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy for the duration and all the songs were ready for recording. Now I am able to see that quarter, if not half of Mumbai party goer’s crowd, has already left for Lonavala for the New Year Eve, and roads leading to it are clogged since last two days.

Let us talk about the music score of this film. These two songs are posted:

Song Date of posting
Dil Chaahta Hai 8 August 2018
Kaisi hai ye rut 2 December 2019

1. The first song is the title song of the movie, a background song sung by Shankar Mahadevan. The phrase “chamkeele din” describes the mood and theme of the song. It is picturized as a holiday theme song on the road trip to Goa, by the three friends, Aamir Khan, Saif Ali Khan and Akshaye Khanna.
2. Second song is a dreamy concoction, with Akshaye, the artist, painting a portrait of Dimple Kapadia, while he falls in love with her.
3. Jaane kyun log pyar karte hain – This song is reminisce of the “Mehboob ki Mehendi”, jaane kyun log muhobbat kiya karte hain song. It is picturized on Aamir Khan and Priety Zinta. This one has nice, to and fro banter between the two characters.
4. Woh ladki hai kahan – This song started a trend of retro songs in hindi films. Really funky take off of older movie songs, in black and white canvas, with Saif Ali Khan and Sonali Kulkarni.
5. Tanhaayee – This is a sad song, where Aamir Khan is lonely as Priety Zinta is leaving Australia. Coming to terms that he, who never let any girl close has finally fallen in love.
6. Koyikahe – The party song of the current post.

I have heard accounts of how many times people have seen this film in theatre’s when it was released in 2001, and during the first weekend of its release. I must have seen it a little later, having heard it being praised no end, by my then immediate boss who saw it the first weekend it released.

So this is a party song for the New Year party all are advised to give a miss. Not that I go anywhere on New Year’s Eve, we are more of a stay at home kind of people and family.

No matter, we will go places in the New Year, through some fabulous songs. In sha Allah.

I am sharing this beautiful ‘nazm’ which is a prayer too, received from a friend:

Aao december ko rukhsat Karen

Kuchh khushiyon ko sambhalkar
Kuchh aansuon ko taalkar
Jo lamhe guzre chaahton mein
Jo pal beete rafaaqaton mein
Kabhi waqt ke saathh chalte chalte
Jo thak ke ruke raaston mein
Kabhi khushiyon ki umeed mili
Kabhi bichhde huuon ki deed mili
Kabhi be-panah muskuraa diye
Kabhi hanste hanste ro diye
In saare lamhon ko mukhtasar Karen
Aao disamber ko rukhsat Karen

Koyi haar gayaa koyi jeet gayaa
Yeh saal bhi aakhir beet gayaa

Kabhi sapne sajaaye aankhon mein
Kabhi beet gaye pal baton mein

Kuchh talkh se lamhaat bhi thhe
Kuchh haadse aur sadmaat bhi thhe

Kuchh be-rukhi kuchh be-chaini
Kuchh man mein simti veeraani

Par ab ke baras aye dost mere
Allah se duaa ye maangi hai
Koyi pal na teraa udaas guzre
Koyi rog na tujhe raas guzre

Koyi shakhs na tujh se gilaa kare
Tu khush rahe aabaad rahe

Tu jo chahe wo ho jaaye
Tu jo maange woh mil jaaye

Teri mu’aaf wo har khataa kare
Tujhe aise hi rab ‘ataa kare

(Aameen)

Video:

Audio:

Song-Koyi kahe kehta rahe kitna bhi hum ko deewaana (Dil Chaahta Hai)(2001) Singer-Shankar Mahavedan, Shaan, KK, Lyrics-Jawed Akhtar, MD-Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy
all three together,
Male+female chorus

Lyrics

Koyi kahe ae
kehta rahe ae
kitna bhi ham ko deewaana
Koyi kahe
kehta rahe ae
kitna bhi ham ko deewaana
ham logon ki
thhokar mein hai ye zamaana

jab saaz hai
aawaaz hai
phir kis liye hichkichaana
jab saaz hai
aawaaz hai
phir kis liye hichkichaana

ho o o
gaayenge ham
apne dilon ka taraanaa aa

bigde duniyaa
bigadne bhi do
jhagde duniyaa
jhagadne bhi do
lade jo duniyaa
ladne bhi do
ham apni dhun mein gaayo

duniya roothhe
roothhne do
bandhan toote
tootne do
koyi chhoote

chhootne do
na ghabraao
ham hain naye
andaaz kyun ho puraanaa
ham hain naye
andaaz kyun ho puraana

aankhon mein hain
bijliyaan aa
saanson mein
toofaan hai
dar kya hai aur haar kya aa
ham iss se anjaan hain

hamaare liye hi to hai
aasmaan aur zameeeen

sitaare bhi ham tod lenge
hamen hai yaqeeeen
ambar se hai
aage hamaara thhikaanaa aa

ham hain naye
andaaz kyun ho puraana

sapnon ka jo des hai ae
haan ham wahin hain paley

thhode se dilphenk hain aen
thhode se hain manchale

jahaan bhi gaye
apnaa jadoo dikhaate rahe ae ae
muhobbat haseenon ko
aksar sikhaate raheye ae
aaye hamen
dil aur neenden churaanaa aa

ham hain naye
andaaz kyun ho puraana

Koyi kahe
kehta rahe
kitna bhi ham ko deewaana

Koyi
kehta
kitna bhi ham ko deewaana

ho
ham logon ki
thokar mein hai ye zamaana

ho jab saaz hai
aawaaz hai
phir kis liye hichkichaana

Huuu
jab saaz hai
aawaaz hai
phir kis liye hichkichaana

ho
gaayenge ham
apne dilon ka taraanaa aa
bigde duniyaa
bigadne bhi do
jhagde duniyaa
jhagadne bhi do
lade jo duniyaa
ladne bhi do
tum apni dhun mein gaao

duniya roothhe
roothhne do
bandhan toote
tootne do
koyi chhoote
chhootne do
na ghabraao
ham hain naye
andaaz kyun ho puraanaa
ho ham hain naye
andaaz kyun ho puraana
ham hain naye
andaaz kyun ho puraanaa
ho ham hain naye
andaaz kyun ho puraana


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4549 Post No. : 16132

“Ratn Manjari”(1955) as directed by G P Pawar for Chitra Bharati, Bombay. The movie had Shakila, Mahipal, Rehana, Sapru, Maruti, Moni Chatterjee, Roopmala etc in it.

The movie had five songs in it. One song has been covered in the past.

Here is the second song from “Ratn Manjari”(1955) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. B D Mishra is the lyricist. Music is composed by S N Tripathi.

Only the audio of this rare song is available. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of the song.


Song-Hamen kyun bhulaaya raaja hamen kyun rulaaya jee(Ratn Manjari)(1955) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-B D Mishra, MD-S N Tripathi

Lyrics

Hamen kyun bhulaaya raaja
hamen kyun rulaaya jee
dil ko churaa ke chale jaane waale

aaye thhe sukh leke
jaate ho dukh de ke
aaye thhe sukh leke
jaate ho dukh de ke
ro ro katenge din raat
ho o
ro ro katenge din raat

koi sahaara nahin
koi hamaara nahin
koi sahaara nahin
koi hamaara nahin
kaase kahoon main jee ki baat
ho o o
kaase kahoon main jee ki baat
kaahe bisraaya raaja aa
kaahe tadpaayaa jee
bainyya chhudaa ke chale jaane waale
bainyya chhudaa ke chale jaane waale
Hamen kyun bhulaaya raaja
hamen kyun rulaaya jee
dil ko churaa ke chale jaane waale

meri ho naiyya tumhi
mere khiwaiyya tumhi
meri ho naiyya tumhi
mere khiwaiyya tumhi
tumhi ho mere patwaar
ho o o
tumhi ho mere patwaar

beech bhanwar mein piya
kaahe kinaara kiya
beech bhanwar mein piya
kaahe kinaara kiya
doob rahi hoon manjhdhaar
ho o o oa
doob rahi hoon manjhdhaar

paar lagaaya nahin
hamen thhukraaya jee
naiyya dubaa ke chale jaane waalay
naiyya dubaa ke chale jaane waalay
Hamen kyun bhulaaya raaja
hamen kyun rulaaya jee
dil ko churaa ke chale jaane waale


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4549 Post No. : 16131

“Dashaavtaar”(1951) as produced by Kikubhai Desai and directed by Jayant Desai for J K Films, Bombay. The mythological movie had Nirupa Roy, Trilok Kapoor, Niranjan Sharma, Umakant, Vasantrao Pahalwan, Praveen Kumar, Baby Tabassum, Murad, Master Dhulia, Revashankar, Satya narayan, Chandabai, Charubala, Neerja, Nagolkar, Pt Iqbal etc ith guest appearance by Jeewan.

The movie had twelve songs in it. Three songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the fourth song from “Dashaavtaar”(1951) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Geeta Dutt. B P Bhargav is the lyricist. Music is composed by Avinash Vyas.

Only the audio of this song is available. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this song.


Song-O mere maalik bolo kab aake mujhe bachaaoge (Dashaavtaar)(1951) Singer-Geeta Dutt, Lyrics-B P Bhargav, MD-Avinash Vyas

Lyrics

o mere maalik
bolo kab aake mujhe bachaaoge
o mere maalik
bolo kab aake mujhe bachaaoge
o mere maalik

chaaron oar
chaaron oar andhera chhaaya
vidhaata ne apni veena par besur raag bajaaya
vidhaata ne apni veena par besur raag bajaaya
antar ke aalay mein aake antar ke aalay meain aake
kab tum jot jalaoge
o mere maalik
bolo kab aake mujhe bachaaoge
o mere maalik

bhooli padi bhavsaagar bhatkoon
bairan ban duniyaa vaalon ke nain nain mein khatkoon
bairan ban duniyan vaalon ke nain nain mein khatkoon
manva ho
manva ho niraash pukaare
kab tak yoon tarsaoge
o mere maalik
bolo kab aake mujhe bachaaoge
o mere maalik

dheeraj dharte dharte thhak gayi
asuvan bunde bahti bahti saagar ban gayi
banke banmaali tan man ke
banke banmaali tan man ke
bolo kab tum aaoge
o mere maalik
bolo kab aake mujhe bachaaoge
o mere maalik
bolo kab aake mujhe bachaaoge


This article is written by nahm, 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 :

4548 Post No. : 16130

Remembrance Day of N Datta on 30.12.2020
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Geeta Dutt – Solos and duets (01)
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This is a tribute post for Datta Naik, also known as N Datta, on his 33 death anniversary. It looks as if, N Datta formed a successful team with Sahir Ludhianvi as most of his popular songs are with Sahir in the period 1957-1959. He has composed a sizeable 349 songs in 54 films, out of which 221 are already in the blog.

A few weeks aga I inadvertently ended up with a short list of Geeta Dutt’s song links, which included different genre of songs, duets, solos and female duets. They are mostly so sweet and pleasing songs. Sometimes melancholy, but still sweet.

So here is the first song in the series, combined with the remembrance day tribute post of N. Datta. It is a Mohammed Rafi- Geeta Dutt duet from the 1960 film “Rickshawala”. The lyricist here is Jan Nisar Akhtar. The song actually is a sales pitch song. The sale of the humble fruit called “Chikoo”. It is called “Sapota” too. Both singers along with chorus are enthusiastically promoting it, even offering it for free, in exchange of a heart. The celebrity names are also freely taken for encouraging people to buy the fruit. So it is a fruit vendors song, who say that :

‘chehre ka ye husn badhaaye,
Nargis khaaye,
Nimmi khaaye,
khaaye madhubala”

‘ Chikoo’ is supposed to be rich in iron, so may be, it is useful in increasing ‘chehre ka husn’. I had early experience of buying ‘chikoo’ in, believe it or not Mumbai local trains. The price was unbelievable, 5-6 chickoos for Rs. 2/- only. Those were the cheap 80’s.

Only two songs from this film are posted so far :

Song Date of posting
Neeli saadi sunahra jumper 14 February 2012
Jawaani mein to ik dil ki 18 December 2018

Title of the film is ‘Rickshawala’, but there is no riksha or tonga song here. There are these marathi words repeated in the song ‘aga saku, ghe chikoo’. It means ‘O saku, buy chikoo’. ‘Saku’ may be a slang or a nickname of sort, where girls are called ‘saku’ in a teasing way.

I could find only the audio link for the song, but it is filmed on Johnny Walker and Anita Guha. Another film with only Mohammed Rafi male singer, with Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle and Geeta Dutt.


Song-Pandit ho ya lala ya Gandhi topi waala (Rickshawala) (1960) Singers-Geeta Dutt, Rafi, Lyrics-Jaan Nisaar Akhtar, MD-N Datta
Chorus
Rafi + Geeta Dutt

Lyrics

Pandit ho ya laala
ya Gandhi topi waala
jo bhi khaaye chikoo bhaiyya
kehlaaye matwaala aa
pandit ho ya laala
ya Gandhi topi waala

hoy pandit ho ya laala
ya Gandhi topi waala
jo bhi khaaye chikoo bhaiyya
kehlaaye matwaala aa

aga sakoo oo
ghe chikoo oo

joru kehti khaaoon na khaana
bhool gaye kyun chikoo laanaa
arrey joru kehti khaaoon na khaana
bhool gaye kyun chikoo laanaa

isi ki sab farmaaish karte
ho o o o o o
isi ki sab farmaaish karte
saali ho ya saalaa
kehlaaye matwaalaa aa

pandit ho ya laala
ya Gandhi topi waala

hoy pandit ho ya laala
ya Gandhi topi waala
jo bhi khaaye chikoo bhaiyya
kehlaaye matwaala aa

aga sakoo oo
ghe chikoo oo

chehre ka yeh husn badhhaaye
saari duniyaa shauq se khaaye
chehre ka yeh husn badhaaye
saari duniyaa shauq se khaaye
Nargis khaaye Nimmi khaaye ea ea
oo oooo oo ooo
Nargis khaaye Nimmi khaaye

khaaye Madhubalaa
kehlaaye matwaalaa aa
pandit ho ya laala
ya Gandhi topi waala
arey pandit ho ya laala
ya Gandhi topi waala
jo bhi khaaye chikoo bhaiyya
kehlaaye matwaala aa

aga sakoo oo
ghe chikoo oo
(aye aye ayen)

le ja jholi bhar bhar le jaa
daam na ho to dil hi de jaa
haay haaye
le ja jholi bhar bhar le jaa
daam na ho to dil hi de jaa
jaise chaahe sauda kar le ea
oo o ooo
jaise chaahe sauda kar le

kar na gadbad jhaala
kehlaaye matwaalaa a

pandit ho ya laala
ya Gandhi topi waala

oye pandit ho ya laala
ya Gandhi topi waala
jo bhi khaaye chikoo bhaiyya
kehlaaye matwaala aa

hey Bhikoo
ab to khaa chikoo oo


This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, 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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4548 Post No. : 16129

‘Naach Ghar-1959’ was directed by R.S. Tara for ‘Quality Pictures, Bombay’. R.S. Tara was also the producer of this movie.

It had Ashok Kumar, Shobha Khote, Gopikrishna, Helen, Kamala Laxman, Anup Kumar, Dhumal, Iftekhar, Maya Das, Mirza Musharraf, Jamal, Sujata, Bismillah, Vivek and others.

This movie was passed by the Censor Board on 23.01.1959.

‘Naach Ghar-1959’ had ten songs as listed in HFGK Vol-III (1951-1960) as given below;

SNo Song Title Singer/s
01 Tumhe kaise kahoon o jee, o o o Lata Mangeshkar, Mohd Rafi
02 Main banjaaraa door ka …teri adaa pe qurbaan Mohd Rafi
03 Dil tujhko diya tha dildaar maan ke Lata Mangeshkar
04 Meri sune to o pardesi dil se dil takraane de Lata Mangeshkar, Mohd Rafi
05 Dukh jo diye hain duniya ne … Lata Mangeshkar, Mohd Rafi
06 Ae dil zubaan na khol sirf dekh le Lata Mangeshkar
07 Main hoon Mr John, watan mera … Mohd Rafi, Geeta Dutt
08 Jaaneman jaaneman chilman uthha kar dekh le Asha Bhonsle, Mohd Rafi
09 Door se yoon na tarsaao, roshni ban ke aa jaao Lata Mangeshkar
10 Tere shehron se raaja hamen ban hi bhaley* Lata Mangeshkar, Mohd Rafi

*(HFGK mentioned this song as ‘one’ single song only and so the other resources. However, this song is available on internet as ‘part-1’ and ‘part-2’, of which one part has been posted in the comment section by me, and to be updated in main post.
I would request knowledgeable readers to throw more light on this song and other songs of this movie).

All the songs for this movie were written by Sahir Ludhianvi and music was composed by N. Datta.

As mentioned above lyrics are by Sahir Ludhianvi and music is composed by N. Datta.

With this song, all the songs of “Naach Ghar”(1959) are covered and the movie joins the list of movies that have been YIPPEED in the blog.

(audio)
Song-Jaaneman chilman uthha kar dekh le (Naach Ghar)(1959) Singers-Rafi, Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Sahir Ludhianvi, MD-N Datta
Male chorus
Female chorus

Lyrics

aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
jaaneman
jaaneman chilman uthha kar dekh le ae
dekh le ae
diljalon se dil lagaakar dekh le ae
dekh le ae
jaaneman chilman uthhakar dekh le ae
dekh le ae
diljalon se dil lagaa kar dekh le ae
dekh le ae
jaaneman chilman uthhakar dekh le

ishq hai sahib
zabardasti nahin ee ee ee ee ee ee ee ee
kyun koyi ee ee ee ee
kyun koyi
chilman uthhakar dekh le ae
dekh le ae

kyun koyi
chilman uthhakar dekh le ae
dekh le ae
kyun koyi
chilman uthhakar dekh le
dekh le

aazmaaye honge toone saikdon
ab hamen bhi aazmaa kar dekh le ae
dekh le ae
ab hamen bhi aazmaa kar dekh le ae
dekh le ae
ab hamen bhi aazmaa kar dekh le ae
dekh le

mera jalwaa dekhnaa aasaaan nahin
ee ee ee ee ee ee
apnaa munh oon oon
apnaa munh aayeenaa laa kar dekh le ae
dekh le ae

apnaa munh aayeenaa laa kar dekh le ae
dekh le ae
apnaa munh aayeenaa laa kar dekh le ae
dekh le

ye haseen surat hai jab tak saamne ae
kaun uthhe aayeene ko thhaamne ae
aur phir aayeenaa dikhlaayega kya
tere deewaanon ke kaam aayegaa kya
apni soorat se to wahshat hai hamen
tere jalwon se mohabbat hai hamen
jo teri soorat dikhaa de jaaneman
hamko wo aayeenaa laa de jaaneman
taake ye aashiq ye matwaalaa tera aa
muddaton ka chaahnewaalaa tera
muddaton ka chaahnewaalaa tera
tujhko duniya aa aa aa aa
tujhko duniya se chhupaa kar dekh le ae
dekh le ae
tujhko duniya se chhupaakar dekh le ae
dekh le ae
jaaneman chilman uthha kar dekh le ae
dekh le ae
diljalon se dil lagaakar dekh le ae
dekh le ae

(aa aa aa aa aa aa aa aa aa )
jaaneman chilman uthhakar dekh le ae
dekh le ae


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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4548 Post No. : 16128

Today, December 30, 2020 is 7th Remembrance Day of Lakshmi Shankar.

What a musical journey Lakshmi Shankar had in her career spreading over 7 decades! Her journey from a Bharatnataym dancer to Uday Shankar’s ballet dancer, an actress in a Tamil film, a playback singer in Hindi films, a Hindustani classical vocalist and as a catalyst in spreading the Hindustani classical music across the continents is unparalleled. And it is more so for a woman who had to cross the societal barrier. Lakshmi Shankar was really a woman of substance.

In 2009, 83-year-old Lakshmi Shankar received a Grammy Nomination for Best Traditional World Music Album. Although she could not make it to the final list, the Grammy nomination itself was a great event for a woman Hindustani classical vocalist in the Western music dominated award. The irony is that she never got the status of a celebrity in her own country. She did not get any ‘Padma’ awards from Government of India nor any award from Sangeet Academy – whether Central or State levels.

Lakshmi Shankar, was born as Mahalakshmi Sastri (16/06/1926- 30/12/2013) in Jamshedpur where her father Vaidyanath Sastri was employed in Tata Iron and Steel Company as a Chartered Accountant. He was a native of a village in Pudukkottai district. Her mother, Visalaksi was from Palghat (Palakkad) district – both districts being part of the then Madras Presidency. During Vaidyanath Sastri’s stay in Jamshedpur, Mahatma Gandhi made a number of visits to Jamshedpur. The result was that he became attracted to Gandhian ideology. Mahatma Gandhi picked him up to devote time for the upliftment of harijans. He left the job and shifted to Poona (Pune) in 1930 for the assigned work. His other family members, including Lakshmi Shankar, shifted to Madras (Chennai).

At the age of 8, Lakshmi was put under Guru Kandappa Pillai for learning Bharatnataym dance in Chennai. At the age of 11, she performed her arangetram in Bharatnatyam dance. At the age of 13, she joined Uday Shankar’s India Cultural Centre in Almora for training in fusion dances. During her stint in Almora, Lakshmi Shankar got married to Rajendra Shankar, (the next younger brother of Uday Shankar) who was 21 years older than her. Rajendra Shankar, with M.Sc. in Physics and Chemistry was working as a script writer and was handling publicity in Uday Shankar’s Dance Academy. During 1940-43, Lakshmi Shankar travelled across India as one of the dancers with Uday Shankar’s dance troupe. In 1944, Uday Shankar’s India Cultural Centre in Almora was closed down due to financial constraints.

Following the closure of Uday Shankar’s Dance Academy, Lakshmi Shankar with her husband and brother-in-law, Ravi Shankar came to Mumbai. Both the Shankar brothers got associated with Indian People’s Theatre Association (IPTA). While Rajendra Shankar joined Bombay Talkies (later Filmistan) as story and script writer, Ravi Shankar got his first assignment for scoring music for Chetan Anand’s ‘Neecha Nagar’ (1946) followed by K A Abbas’s ‘Dharti Ke Laal’ (1946). In the first film, Lakshmi Shankar sang for Kamini Kaushal a lullaby so na o nanhi so na. In ‘Dharti Ke Laal’ (1946), she sang beete ho sukh ke din aayee dukh ki ratiyaan.

With these two films, the musical collaboration of Lakshmi Shankar with her brother-in-law, Ravi Shankar started which continued until the latter’s death in December 2012.

Ravi Shankar and his other associates were disillusioned with IPTA as they were not given the freedom in creating the work of their respective fields. Ravi Shankar set up his own artists’ group in which his wife Annapurna Devi, sister-in-law, Lakshmi Shankar and his elder brother, Rajendra Shankar, Zohra Sehgal, Shanti Bardhan etc became the important part of this group.

It was around this time that Jawaharlal’s Nehru’s book ‘The Discovery of India’ (1946) was published and Ravi Shankar felt that this book was a good choice for adapting it as a ballet-cum-opera on the stage. He got the financial backing for the project from Indian National Theatre, the cultural wing of the Indian National Congress. While Ravi Shankar and Annapurna Devi took charge of the music, Rajendra Shankar wrote the script and looked after the production. Lakshmi Shankar and Sachin Shankar became the main dancers to be choreographed by Shanti Bardhan.

The premier of ‘The Discovery of India Ballet-Cum-Opera’ was held in New Delhi in April 1947 in the presence of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. The premier of the ballet-cum-opera was highly successful. Later, it was staged at many prominent cities all over India because of which Lakshmi Shankar became a well-known dancer.

In 1948, while the ballet-cum-opera was still being staged, Lakshmi Shankar fell ill and was diagnosed as suffering from pleurisy affecting her lungs. She was taken back to her house in Chennai for recuperation. The doctor advised her to give up dancing as it would be too hard for her weak lungs. With this, her professional dancing career came to an end.

After a complete recovery from illness, Lakshmi Shankar returned to Mumbai where her husband was already working as a story and screenplay writer in Amiya Chakraborty’s film production company, ‘Mars & Movies’. [Lakshmi Shankar’s younger sister Kamala Sastri was married to Amiya Chakraborty in 1951]. In the absence of dancing, she thought of pursuing the playback singing career in films.

Post-illness, Lakshmi Shankar sang jingles in some advertising films and got a chance to sing a bhajan ‘in Aandhiyaan (1952). It was during her rehearsal of the song recording for the film ‘Mastaana’ (1954) when its music director, Madan Mohan advised her to learn Hindustani classical music as he felt that her voice was most suited for thumri singing. Though Lakshmi Shankar liked Hindustani classical music in instruments, she was not keen to become Hindustani classical vocalist.

It was because of Madan Mohan’s persistence that Lakshmi Shankar agreed to give a try. The next day, Madan Mohan came to her house with Ustad Abdul Rehman Khan of Patiala Gharana and with a harmonium. Madan Mohan played on harmonium and Ustad played on his swarmandal. Ustad’s one line of some bandish mesmerised Lakshmi Shankar so much that she resolved to learn Hindustani classical music as a vocalist from him.

Lakshmi Shankar completed her training in three years’ time. In January 1957, she gave her maiden performance at Entally Music Festival in Kolkata which was very much appreciated. With this success, she was invited to many music festivals all over India. She continued learning Hindustani classical music with Professor B R Deodhar and completed her Bachelor of Music degree under him. In the meanwhile, she occasionally sang for Hindi films as playback singer about 30 songs in 20 films from 1946 to 1974. In the Marathi film ‘Pativrata’ (1959), she had sung 2 thumris with Pandit Bhimsen Joshi.

In 1962-63, she got her first opportunity for a 4-month tour to the USA and Europe as a part of Uday Shankar’s group as a lead vocalist and the music director of the ballet orchestra. In 1968, Ravi Shankar organised the Festival of India in the USA in which she was again a lead vocalist along with many eminent musicians from India. In 1970, she travelled to Italy (Rome, Florence and Venice) and the Shiraz Festival in Iran for her solo performance as a vocalist.

Some of Lakshmi Shankar’s notable works included her cross collaborations with George Harrison in 1974. One of her collaborations with him was a Krishna song in English, ‘I am missing you’ which received good receptions in its live performance throughout the USA. This song made her well-known in the Western countries. The English song was written by Pandit Ravi Shankar. She also sang a couple of soulful bhajans in Attenborough’s Oscar winning film ‘Gandhi’ (1982) for which Ravi Shankar was the music director.

Lakshmi Shankar had been travelling quite often on her musical tours abroad either as a part of Pandit Ravi Shankar’s troupe or as a solo performer. For this reason, Lakshmi Shankar moved to the USA along with her family and took permanent residency near Los Angeles in 1984. She cut many discs in the USA and Europe besides India. Later in her life, she started teaching Hindustani classical music to American-Indians in her house in Simi Valley, California.

With the death of Pandit Ravi Shankar on December 11, 2012, Lakshmi Shankar’s collaborations with him of over 7 decades ended. It had started first as dancers in Uday Shankar’s academy in 1939, as a playback singer under his music direction in 1946, as a dancer in his ballet-cum-opera ‘Discovery of India’ in 1947-48 and both national and international collaboration from 1963 onwards with him. After Ravi Shankar’s death, Lakshmi Shankar’s health started deteriorating. Almost one year after her mentor’s death, Lakshmi Shankar passed away on December 30, 2013.

On the occasion of the 7th Remembrance Day of Lakshmi Shankar, I am presenting one of her popular non-film Krishna bhajans, ehi Muraare kunjavihaare (1979). She has rendered this bhajan in Raag Pahadi. Most of the on-line references have accredited this Sanskrit bhajan to Jayadeva. But a section of the listeners has pointed out that this bhajan is not found in Jayadeva’s Ashtapadi.

Lakshmi Shankar recorded this devotional song in the USA which became a part of a Long-Playing Record, ‘Lakshmi Shankar Sings Devotional Songs’ for ISCKKON Golden Avatar Productions in 1979 under the orchestration of L Subramaniam, a renowned violinist supported by Ustad Zakir Hussain on tabla. I feel that Lakshmi Shankar may have composed the tune herself. Later, sometime in the 1980s, she sang live on All India Radio/Doordarshan as part of the National Programme of Music. I personally like her live version because of the audio quality, the clarity of the words, the excellent tabla rhythm and the elaborations with which Lakshmi Shankar rendered the bhajan.

How could Lakshmi Shankar mesmerise her foreign audience with her bhajans? The answer is that she did with her emotive voice as evident in this bhajan.

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Acknowledgements:

1. ‘Poignant Song – The Life and Music of Lakshmi Shankar’ (2019) By Kavita Das.

2. An Interview with Lakshmi Shankar by Shreen Isal, June 2001 published in http://www.associationsargam.com

Audio Clip: (Record version)

Video Clip: (From live concert on AIR/Doordarshan)

Song-Ehi muraare kunjavihaare (Lakhmi Shankar NFS)(1979) Singer-Lakshmi Shankar

Lyrics (Based on record version)
[The equivalent lyrics are written based on the phonetics of Sanskrit stotram].

ehi muraare
ehi mura…are
ehi muraare kunjavihaa…re
ehi praṇata jana bandho
ehi muraare kunjavihaare
ehi praṇata jana bandho
hey Madhava madhumathana vareṇya
Keshava karuṇasindho

raasa nikunje gunjati niyatam
raasa nikunje gunjati niyatam
bhramarashatam kil kaanta aa
ehi nibhṛta pathapaantha..aa
tvamiha yaache darashandaanam
tvamiha yaache darashandaanam
he Madhusoodan shanta
ehi muraare kunjavihaare
ehi praṇata janabandho

nava neeraj dhara shyaamal sundara
nava neeraj dhara shyaamal sundara
chandra kusum ruchivesha
gopigaṇ hṛidayesha..aa
govardhana dhara vṛindaavanachara
govardhana dhara vṛindaavanachara
vanshīdhara paramesha
ehi muraare kunjavihaare
ehi praṇata janabandho

Raadharanjan kansaniṣhoodan
Raadharanjan kansaniṣoodan
praṇatistaavaka charaṇe
nikhila niraashraya sharaṇe
ehi Janaardana pitaambaradhara
ehi Janaardana pitaambaradhara
kunje mantharapavane..ae
ehi muraare
ehi muraare
ehi muraare kunja vihaare
ehi praṇata jana bandh..o
he Madhava madhu mathana vareṇya
Keshava karuṇa sindho

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English Translation (Source: http://www.kksongs.org )
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O killer of the demon Mura who roams in the gardens, come near.
O Mādhava, who is the friend of those who bow upon, who destroyed Madhu, who is desirable, who is Keshva and who is the ocean of compassion, come near.

Hundreds of shiny bumble-bees are continuously buzzing in the gardens of [our] transcendental mellows. O You, who beyond the paths of material standards, come near. We all are craving for the sight of You, O Madhusoodana, who is calm.

O You, who holds a new lotus, who is dark in complexion, who is beautiful, who is decorated with chandrakusuma, who rules the heart of group of Gopī, who held Govardhana, who roams in Vrindaavana, who holds a flute, who is the supreme ruler.

O who gives pleasure to Rādhaa, who destroyed Kamsa, who is complete. I am bowing into Your feet which is the shelter of the unsheltered.
O Janaardana, who has yellow robes, come close to me in this garden.


This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, 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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4547 Post No. : 16127

Rajesh Khanna – The Phenomenon – 7
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Welcome all to this seventh article in the series ‘Rajesh Khanna- The Phenomenon’. When I took up this series, I thought I will try to share articles on regular basis at least monthly, and so that within a year or so the series will get completed.

However, it has been more than five years now and some articles which I initially planned are yet to come … so we continue. And, instead of moving to the next year i.e., 1981 from the last post which presented a song of 1980, we will be enjoying a song again from a 1980 movie of Rajesh Khanna.

This is because I wish to include today’s song in this series and I constantly felt that I should not move ahead without this lovely song. After all, ‘1980’ was a special year for Kaka and it was like a turning point in his career as after this he was back and had started delivering hits on regular intervals.

But before moving ahead we will have a look on the articles posted in this series so far,

SN Song
1) Haseenon mere paas aao
2) Mahaa shoonya ke mahaan vistaar mein
3) Baby ghar chalo, ghar tum bin hai soonaa
4) Chal chal aage nikal
5) Tum nahin maanoge
6) Aaj bichhde hain kal ka darr bhi nahin

Today’s post is to pay our tributes to Rajesh Khanna on his birth anniversary. That way it is a big day on the blog specially for Rajesh Khanna fans (or people like me 😊).

Today 29th December’2020 is the seventy-eighth birth anniversary of Rajesh Khanna (Jatin Khanna – his original name). He was born on 29th December’1942 and passed away on 18th July’2012.
He would have turned seventy-eight had he been alive today.

Rajesh Khanna made his debut in Bollywood with the movie ‘Aakhri Khat’ in 1966. However, it was only after three years i.e., in 1969 that his movie ‘Aradhana’ got released and he rose to stardom and popularity, which nobody had witnessed and tasted before.

In 1969 there were six movies of Rajesh Khanna released and they were viz. ‘Aradhana’, ‘Bandhan’, ‘Do Raaste’, ‘Doli’, ‘Itefaq’ and ‘Khamoshi’.
So that was exactly more than fifty years ago now, and coming to think of the end of this year 2020 his movies released in ‘1970’ will become ‘fifty years old’ now.

In 1970 following movies of Rajesh Khanna were released;

SNo Movie Title Director
01 Aan Milo Sajna Mukul Dutt
02 Anand Hrishikesh Mukherjee
03 Kati Patang Shakti Samanta
04 Sachcha Jhootha Manmohan Desai
05 Safar Asit Sen
06 The Train Ravikant Nagaich

The next year i.e., ‘1971’ was another big year for him which saw seven of his movies releasing in the year viz. ‘Amar Prem’, ‘Andaz’, Chhoti Bahu’,’Dushman’, ‘Haathi Mere Saathi’, ‘Maryada’, and ‘Mehboob Ki Mehndi’.

Looking back at the movies of Rajesh Khanna released in these three consecutive years (1969-1970-1971) makes me to try and visualise how people were responding to his movies ? specially when we read about the ‘mass hysteria’ he created then, and people thronging outside his bungalow to get a ‘glimpse’ of him or ‘girls’ leaving their ‘lips’ on his car and if that was not sufficient, they were also writing him letters with their ‘blood’. All seems like reading a ‘fairy tale’. But that was how the country was under the ‘severe’ grip of ‘Kaka’s charisma’ then. Today nobody will believe that such things happened then. Only those who have witnessed and lived through those years will be able to share about how it was then?

I bet, even today, if all the above movies (and others in later years from 1972 onwards) are released back-to-back and if one watches them, he will definitely fall in love with Rajesh Khanna.

Other main thing associated with Rajesh Khanna’s movies was their songs. Almost all the movies (not all of the 1980s) have a very good music and some have given us the gems of the songs of Hindi Film Music then. The picturization of the ‘song sequences’ and Kaka’s performing on them with his charismatic style and jigs also made the songs special. Songs created by R.D. Burman-Anand Bakshi-Kishore Kumar will always be remembered in the history of HFM of that era.

If somebody happens to come across HFGK Vol-V (1971-1980), please do read the complimentary messages on the release of this ‘geet-kosh’.

Here is what Music Critic Raju Bharatan had said about this decade; (I am reproducing it below);

“The music we created lives” says Naushad Ali, “because it is music with a soul, a tradition.” Such music also lives because now there is the Hindi Film Geet Kosh for each song to come dancing before our eyes. And, I remember, it was Bishwa Nath Chattejee who, some 15 years back corrected some factual errors I had made in my ‘Forty years of Naushad’ story in “The Illustrated Weekly.” Also, some five years back, I remember basing almost my entire four-page article on Sachin Dev Burman on the SD Geet Kosh so painstakingly presented by Bishwa Nath Chatterjee in his ‘Saurabh-77’.
I have therefore no doubt that Bishwanath will do a similar thorough job on the 1971-1980 HFGK. This 1971-1980 decade, in my opinion, is the most important Geet Kosh for our record, since this was the decade in which our Film music underwent a metamorphosis. Browsing through this 1971-80 Geet Kosh, we are sure to get a composite idea of why our composers could not by 1980, call the tune the way they did in 1971, the year in which that Musical Superstar, Rajesh Khanna, rose to his peak. Even without looking at this Geet Kosh, I can testify that Bishwa Nath Chatterjee has done a momentous job. …. ….”

So, Kaka was a ‘Musical Superstar’ too and music of his movies always had to be good if not great always. Though, many of his movies of the eighties surrendered to the popular demand and the music produced was same as in the league of the other movies of those years. (That we will be discussing in the future posts under this series on the blog).

Today we enjoy a lovely song from the ‘1980’ movie ‘Bandish’ sung by Kishore Kumar and Asha Bhonsle. Lyrics are by Anand Bakshi and music is composed by Laxmikant-Pyarelal.

I remember this song since my childhood days as it used to play on radio for the promotion of this movie. I like this song very much though the other song of this movie ‘rang bhare mausam se rang churaake’ was more popular, I think.

Today’s song also happens to be picturized on Rajesh Khanna and Hema Malini like the above song.

By the way, let us also have a look on the blog ten-years back this day. Here are the details of songs posted by our dear Atul ji on 29.12.2010 on the blog;

SN Song
1) Ham dono do premi duniya chhod chalen
2) Karwaten badalte rahen saari raat ham
3) Bye bye miss good night kal phir milenge
4) Rimjhim rimjhim dekho baras rahi raat
5) Pasand aa gayi ik kaafir haseena
6) Aayo re aayo re aayo re saawan aayo re
7) Aa jaao aa bhi jaao

So, we had seven posts in a single day – all Rajesh Khanna songs – all posts done by Atul ji, including two songs from ‘Bandhan-1969’. I think that makes many things clear and no body should have doubt now as who else other than me and Raja ji is the great fan of Rajesh Khanna. 😊

Let us now enjoy today’s song and remember Kaka …

Video

Audio

Song-Mere hosh le lo deewaana bana do (Bandish)(1980) Singers-Asha Bhonsle, Kishore Kumar, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal

Lyrics

mere hosh le ae lo o
deewaana banaa do
mere hosh le ae ae lo o
deewaana banaa do
koi baat chhedo
fasaana banaa do
mere hosh le ae lo o
deewaana banaa do
koi baat chhedo
fasaana banaa do

nazaaron ko dil ki kahaani sunaa kar
bahaaron ka mausam
suhaanaa banaa do
mere hosh le ae ae lo o
deewaana banaa do
koi baat chhedo
fasaana banaa do o

ye jee chaahta hai
zaraa jee ke dekhen
ye jee chaahta hai
zaraa jee ke dekhen
mohabbat ka meethhaa zehar
pee ke dekhen
mohabbat ka meethhaa zehar
pee ke dekhen

bahaanon ko chhodo
bahaana banaa do
koi baat chhedo
fasaana banaa do
mere hosh le ae ae lo o
deewaana banaa do

na yoon sharm se tum
nigaahen jhukaa lo o
mujhe zindagi do
mujhe maar daalo o
na yoon sharm se tum
nigaahen jhukaa lo o
mujhe zindagi do
mujhe maar daalo o
mujhe is nazar ka nisaahnaa banaa do
mere hosh le ae lo o
deewaana banaa do

jo tumne kahaa hai
jo hamne kahaa hai
jo tumne kahaa hai
jo hamne kahaa hai
zaraa socho thehro
ye sab kuchh nayaa hai
zaraa socho thehro
ye sab kuchh nayaa hai

naye pyaar ko tum
puaanaa banaa do
koi baat chhedo
fasaana banaa do
mere hosh le lo o
deewaana banaa do
koi baat chhedo
fasaana banaa do

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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मेरे होश ले ए लो ओ
दीवाना बना दो
मेरे होश ले ए ए लो ओ
दीवाना बना दो
कोई बात छेड़ो
फ़साना बना दो
मेरे होश ले ए लो ओ
दीवाना बना दो
कोई बात छेड़ो
फ़साना बना दो

नजारों को दिल की कहानी सुना कर
बहारों का मौसम
सुहाना बना दो
मेरे होश ले ए लो ओ
दीवाना बना दो
कोई बात छेड़ो
फ़साना बना दो ओ

ये जी चाहता है
ज़रा जी के देखें
ये जी चाहता है
ज़रा जी के देखें
मोहब्बत का मीठा
ज़हर पी के देखें
मोहब्बत का मीठा
ज़हर पी के देखें

बहानों को छोडो
बहाना बना दो
कोई बात छेड़ो
फ़साना बना दो
मेरे होश ले ए ए लो ओ
दीवाना बना दो

न यूं शर्म से तुम
निगाहें झुका लो ओ
मुझे ज़िन्दगी दो
मुझे मार डालो ओ
न यूं शर्म से तुम
निगाहें झुका लो ओ
मुझे ज़िन्दगी दो
मुझे मार डालो ओ
मुझे इस नज़र का निशाना बना दो
मेरे होश ले ए लो ओ
दीवाना बना दो

जो तुमने कहा है
जो हमने कहा है
जो तुमने कहा है
जो हमने कहा है
ज़रा सोचो ठहरो
ये सबकुछ नया है
ज़रा सोचो ठहरो
ये सबकुछ नया है

नए प्यार को तुम
पुराना बना दो
कोई बात छेड़ो
फ़साना बना दो
मेरे होश ले लो ओ
दीवाना बना दो
कोई बात छेड़ो
फ़साना बना दो


This article is written by Peevesie’s mom, 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 :

4547 Post No. : 16126

Hullo Atuldom

Today is a special day for Kaka fans. It would have been his 78th birthday.

On this occasion here is a song which is from Kaka a.k.a Jatin Khanna popular among his fans as Rajesh Khanna’s productional debut. “Alag Alag” (1985). It was produced by Rajesh Khanna and Kusum Narula, under the banner of Aashirwaad Films International, Bombay.

A small anecdote is noted – that Kishore Kumar did not accept any payment for his singing assignments in this film. He said that he felt indebted to Rajesh Khanna and ‘Aradhana’ for catapulting his career to a new high, and this being Rajesh’s first film as a producer, he would sing for him without accepting any payments.

The star cast of this film is listed as Shashi Kapoor, Rajesh Khanna, Tina Munim, Deven Verma, Sushma Seth, Gita Siddhartha, Urmila Bhatt, Anjana, Raj Rani, Rajesh Puri, Subiraj, Asit Sen, Bharat Bhushan, Bhagwan, Satyen Kappu, Mohan Choti, Birbal, Vikas Anand, Manmauji, Manik Dutt, Sunil Dhawan, Gurbachhan, with special appearance by Bindu and friendly appearances by Om Prakash and Om Shivpuri. Music director was Kaka’s favorite RDB who was instrumental in securing Kak’s position as a superstar in the beginning of the ’70s. Anand Bakshi another of those responsible for the Kaka phenomenon was the lyricist. And finally the director was Shakti Samanta- the maker of ‘Aradhana’, ‘Kati Patang’ ‘Amar Prem’ etc. All-in-all the movie had everything that would have ensured a success at the box-office.

It seems that it was inspired from a Pakistani film “Meherbani” that released in 1982. It is remembered for its different story-line and its picturesque locales-Kashmir. I am sure our Nahmji has mentioned this in one of her recent posts about how she went location-spotting on her tour of Kashmir. One of the reviewers of this movie has mentioned that this was a movie where Tina Munim showed sparks of being a dedicated actress.

Sudhirji has given the story of the movie in this writeup. Sudhirji’s post mentions that the Geet Kosh has listed seven songs for this movie in addition to the song that he had unearthed.

Today we will be having the fifth song of ‘Alag Alag’ which is sung by Rajesh Khanna’s voice Kishore Kumar. It is reminiscent of all the melodious and melancholic songs of the period when Kaka was on his upward movement. It has his eyes doing all the speaking. Lata Mangeshkar sings for Tina Munim.

Wishing he was still with us.


Song-Tere naam ke siwa kuchh yaad nahin (Alag Alag)(1985) Singers-Lata, Kishore Kumar, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-R D Burman

Lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

aaaaa aaaaa
aaaaa aaaaa
kaagaz kalam dawaat le ye kissa likhe koi

kaagaz kalam dawaat le ye kissa likhe koi
raanjha raanjha karte phir ik heer deewaani hoyi
jab se tujhko dekha aa aa aa
jab se tujhko dekha hai
main sabko bhool gayi hoon
auron ki kya baat karen
main rab ko bhool gayi hoon
tere naam ke siwa aa kuchh yaad nahin
tere naam ke siwa kuchh yaad nahin

kya shaadi kya doli kaise chaar gavaah kya kaazi
duniya se kya lena dena
dil raazi rab raazi

jogi ban ko jaaye ae ae ae
jogi ban ko jaaye
mujhko jaana tere dwaare
tere dwaare ko jaate
duniya ke raste saare
tere naam ke siwa kuchh yaad nahin
tere naam ke siwa kuchh yaad nahin
mujhe kya ho gaya kuchh yaad nahin
toone kya kar diya mujhe yaad nahin
tere naam ke siwa kuchh yaad nahin
tere naam ke siwa kuchh yaad nahin

laaj ke pehre toot gaye
na toota pyaar ka waada
jab jab shyaam ne bansi chhedi
tadap uthhi ye raadha
prem ke raste mein hai oonche ae ae
ho o
prem ke raste mein hain unchhe parvat saagar gehre
hum premi aankhon se andhe aur kaanon se behre
tere naam ke siwa kuchh yaad nahin
tere naam ke siwa kuchh yaad nahin

mujhe kya ho gaya kuchh yaad nahin
toone kya kar diya kuchh yaad nahin
tere naam ke siwa kuchh yaad nahin
tere naam ke siwa kuchh yaad nahin


This article is written by nahm, 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 :

4547 Post No. : 16125

Rajesh Khanna – Birth Anniversary on 29/12/2020
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Rajesh Khanna, the first superstar of hindi films, was born as Jatin Khanna on 29/12/1942 at Amritsar, Punjab. He is said to have had 17 solo hits from 1969 to 1971. This might be the only thing where Rajesh Khanna is ahead of superstar of the millennium, Amitabh Bachchan. He holds the record of 48 Platinum Jubilee hits and 26 Golden jubilee hits plus 22 silver jubilee hits. Certainly overtook the Silver Jubilee star Rajendra Kumar in a big way, who had 25 silver Jubilees in his time.

Not, really having lived through the era of ‘Rajesh Khanna phenomena’, makes the experience that much less effective, but I have read a lot about it in urdu film magazine “Shama”. I can also vouch for his versatility as actor, who was comfortable in any type of character. Even through the superstardom, the quality of real story based meaningful films was maintained. With his performance in films like Anand, Safar, Khamoshi, Bawarchi, Mere Jeewan saathi, Amar Prem, Aradhana, Bahaaron ke Sapne, Namak Haram etc. he proved his mettle as an versatile actor.

As a tribute on his 78th birth anniversary, I am presenting a song from ‘Disco Dancer’ 1982, where Rajesh Khanna had a special appearance. There are quite a few special appearances and guest appearances in his filmography, which shows he did remember the benefactors in his life and did return the favours if he could. He did many number of films with Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Manmohan Desai, J. Om Prakash and Shakti Samant.

The song is a multiple version song, composed by Bappi Lahiri and written by Anjaan. Suresh Wadkar is giving playback to Rajesh Khanna and Usha Mangeshkar is singing for a child artist playing the young Mithun Chakravorty. This happy version is a ‘road side tamasha’ category song as Rajesh Khanna and the child perform in the streets. The child artist could be Baby Pinky. The sad version is a climax situation song in the auditorium, where again Rajesh Khanna is trying to coax a grown up disco star Mithun Chakravorty to start singing. This is a solo version of Suresh Wadkar.

A Trivia about this film:
Rajesh Khanna agreed to make a small appearance in this film without charging a fee. He did so to return a favour he owed to the film’s producer, director B. Subhash. It was Subhash who had recommended Rajesh Khanna to the producers of “Thodi si Bewafaii” (1980) when they were considering Sanjeev Kumar for the film’s lead role. The success of “Thodi si Bewafaii” helped stabilise Khanna’s career at a time when his films were bombing one after the other.

These two songs from this film are so far posted in the blog:

Song Date of posting
Krishna dharti pe aa jaa tu 12 April 201
I am a Disco dancer 16 June 2018

A last memory about Rajesh Khanna is a poetry loving character who is seen carrying around and reading a small book of Urdu poetry in this song of ‘Anand’. The book could be Sahir Ludhianvi’s “Parchhaiyaan”, but I am not sure.

It is a great tribute to the love of the language if a Bengali set up film shows a book in urdu script. The Bengali itself being a rich language, literature wise and status wise. It could have been Rajesh Khanna’s own choice.

Version 1 (happy):

Version 2 (sad) :

Song-Goron ki na kaalon ki ye duniya hai dilwaalon ki (Disco Dancer)(1982) Singers-Suresh Wadkar, Usha Mangeshkar, Lyrics-Anjaan, MD-Bappi Lahiri
Both

Lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

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Happy version :
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Goron ki na kaalon ki ee ee
duniyaa hai dilwaalon ki ee
haan goron ki na kaalon ki ee ee
duniyaa hai dilwaalon ki
hans ke jiyen
hans ke maren
ham jaise dilwaalon ki ee ee
ho oo
goron ki na kaalon ki ee ee
duniyaa hai dilwaalon ki

gali gali mein
geet hamaare
goonje subha-o-shaam
ham geeton ke saudaagar hain
yahi hamaare kaam

arre gali gali mein
geet hamaare
goonjen subha-o-shaam
ham geeton ke saudaagar hain
yahi hamaare kaam
na sonaa
na chaandi ee
geeton se ham ko pyaar aar
na sonaa
na chaandi ee
geeton se ham ko pyaa aar
goron ki na kaalon ki ee ee
duniyaa hai dilwaalon ki
goron ki na kaalon ki ee ee
duniyaa hai dilwaalon ki

haan jeena hai din chaar yehaan
khush ho ke jee le yaar
karna hai kuchh agar tujhe
jee bhar ke kar le pyaar
arrey jeena hai din chaar yehaan
khush ho ke jee le yaar
karna hai kuchh agar tujhe
jee bhar ke kar le pyaar

kya teraa
kya meraa
bhulaa de ae
mere yaa aar
kya teraa
kya meraa
bhulaa de ae
mere yaa aar
goron ki na kaalon ki ee ee
duniyaa hai dilwaalon ki

hans ke jiyen
hans ke maren
ham jaise dilwaalon ki ee ee
ho o
goron ki na kaalon ki ee ee
duniyaa hai dilwaalon ki ee
goron ki na kaalon ki ee ee
duniyaa hai dilwaalon ki

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Sad version :
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kya tera
kya merabhula de mere yaaar

gaao beta gaao

goron ki na kaalon ki ee ee
duniyaa hai dilwaalon ki
goron ki na kaalon ki ee ee
duniyaa hai dilwaalon ki
hans ke jiyen
hans ke maren
ham jaise dilwaalon ki ee
ho o
goron ki na kaalon ki ee ee
duniyaa hai dilwaalon ki

na sonaa
na chaandi ee
geeton se ham ko pyaa aar
na sonaa
na chaandi ee
geeton se ham ko pyaar
goron ki na kaalon ki ee ee
duniyaa hai dilwaalon ki
hans ke jiyen
hans ke maren
ham jaise dilwaalon ki ee
ho o
goron ki na kaalon ki ee ee
duniyaa hai dilwaalon ki


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