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Kaun tujhko maa kahega tu kisi ki maa nahin

Posted on: January 4, 2021


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4553 Post No. : 16141

Hullo Atuldom

4th January is the 90th birth anniversary of the on-screen mother of Rajesh Khanna, Vinod Khanna, Amitabh Bachchan, Shashi Kapoor, Dharmendra, and a few heroines too. She mostly played mother to heroes, at least that is what my personal experience was, fed as I was on movies of the ’70s and ’80s.

But that is not how she began her career. Our in-house encyclopedia whom I prefer calling Guruji has written a post and also in a few of his comments to other posts on the blog that she has played comic characters and stunt roles too in addition to playing Goddesses in mythologicals after having made her debut as heroine in movies of the late ’40s and continuing to play central characters through the ’50s and early ’60s. In post of his Atulji has commented about a 44 year old Nirupa Roy (who this post is dedicated to) playing mother to a 38 year old Shashi Kapoor and 34 year old Amitabh Bachchan who incidentally played the older son.

“Laadla” (1966) had seven songs of which the blog has four songs. One of the songs posted thus far is a two part song and shows Nirupa Roy sing a lullaby to a baby in a pram who grows up to be Sudhir Kumar (of ‘Dosti’ fame). Today’s song show her on a train journey and making her son comfortable on the berth of the compartment. This must have been the first class coach of yore which used to have a lot of space and private washroom etc.; this I am deducing from all the train scenes of old time movies that I have grown up seeing. Personally I have never experienced that luxury, but that is not the matter of this post.

Today’s song has Lata Mangeshkar giving playback to Nirupa’s atma ki awaaz (voice of conscience) and the charming actress shows her distress so well. Heard this song for the first time as I wrote it out for the post and like what Rajinder Krishan has written and Laxmi-Pyare have composed.


Song-Kaun tujhko maa kahega (Laadla)(1966) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal

Lyrics

kaun tujhko maa kahega
tu kisiki maa nahin
kaun tujhko maa kahega
tu kisi ki maa nahin
tere dil mein maa–mta ka
ek bhi armaan nahin
kaun tujhko maa kahega
tu kisi ki maa nahin

phool jiss daali se nikla
haq ussi daali ka hai ae ae
phool jiss daali se nikla
haq ussi daali ka hai
teri hasti tera darza
teri hasti tera darza
toh fakat maali ka hai
jhhooth ko sach kar dikhaana
iss kadar aasaan nahin
kaun tujhko maa kahega
tu kisi ki maa nahin
tu kisi ki maa nahin

soch jiska yeh jigar hai
aaj woh roti hai kyun
soch jiska yeh jigar hai
aaj woh roti hai kyun
tu kisi ke aansuon se
tu kisi ke aansuon se
apna munh dhoti hai kyun
jo khushi chheene kisi ki
woh koi insaan nahin
kaun tujhko maa kahega
tu kisi ki maa nahin
tere dil mein maa–mta ka
ek bhi armaan nahin
kaun tujhko maa kahega
tu kisi ki maa nahin
tu kisi ki maa nahin
maa nahin

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