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Kaun hai mujrim kaun hai munsif

Posted on: February 18, 2021

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4598 Post No. : 16225

#The Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
# Bhoole-Bisre Geet # 123 # Qawwalis – 8

Welcome all to the today’s ‘special post’. Special because, we pay our tributes to Khayyam Saab(18 February 1927 – 19 August 2019) on his ninety-fourth birth anniversary today on 18th February’2021.

On this occasion, we are going to listen to a ‘qawwali’ composed by him for the movie ‘Chambal Ki Kasam-1979’.

This ‘qawwali song’ under the above series is coming after a long gap of more than three and half years. The last time I had shared a ‘Qawwali’ was on 26.06.2017 and that qawaali too, like this one, was from the pen of Sahir Ludhianvi.

I had earlier planned to present today’s qawwali for the same occasion last year, however I was unable to send the article at that time.

We have one hundred and sixty-three songs under the category of ‘Qawwalis’.
Today’s ‘qawwali’ is only the second ‘qawwali composition’ of Khayyam Saab to appear on the blog.
The only previous Khayyam qawaali in the blog was this song from ‘Shankar Hussain-1976’ which was posted on 22.05.2011.

But the case with the lyricist Sahir Ludhianvi is totally different. He, so far has twenty-five of his ‘qawwali songs’ on the blog. And today’s song will be his twenty-sixth qawwali song on the blog (more statistics on ‘Qawwali’ on the blog will be coming here in future posts). 😊

Today’s ‘Qawwali’ written by Sahir Ludhianvi can be termed as a ‘social-muqaabla qawwali’ 😊 between a ‘law abiding Police officer’ and a person who has lost his faith in ‘law and order’ and hence doing ‘his self-styled justice with the ‘goons’ in the society’.

We are all aware that in our Hindi movies we have many types of qawwalis created for a particular situation taking a‘liberty’ from the purest form of ‘qawwali’ is i.e., ‘sufiana’…

“Chambal Ki Kasam-1979” was an M.P.D. Productions presentation. It was produced by V L Murlidhar and directed by Ram Maheshwary. It had Raj Kumar, Shatrughan Sinha, Moushmi Chatterjee, Farida Jalal, Ranjeet, Nirupa Roy, Paintal, Gopal Sehgal, R. Tiwari, Usha Kiran, Peace Kanwal, Jagdish Raj, Nazir Hussain, Gufi, Paro Devi, Maruti, Uma Khosla, Raj Rani, Master Bhagwan, Gurucharan, Usha (Gwalior), Pandit Ganga Prasad (Gwalior), Mansaram, Master Rajesh, Master Rahul, Master Sonu, Master Rajiv, Baby Shaloo, and Manu Arora.

Pradeep Kumar and Amjad Khan makes a guest appearance and a special appearance in this movie respectively.

Story of this movie was written by M.K. Tamanna and Screenplay was written by Benoy Chatterjee. Dialogues of this movie were written by Sagar Sarhadi and Safdar Hussain. Additional Dialogues were by Ela Maheshwary. Editing for this movie was done by D.N. Pai and M.S. Shinde.

This movie had eight songs, which were sung by Jagjit Kaur, Lata Mangeshkar, Manna Dey, Mahendra Kapoor and Mohd Rafi.
Sahir Ludhianvi is the lyricist for all the songs and music is composed by Khayyam Saab.

So far, five songs of this movie ‘Chambal Ki Kasam-1979’ have been posted on the blog as given below;

Song Posted On
Simti huyi ye ghadiyaan 27.04.2012
Chanda re mere bhaiyya se kehna 02.08.2012
Parmeshwar rakhwaalaa tera 25.10.2014
She’r ka husn ho 09.12.2016
Marta hai koi to mar jaaye 30.01.2021

Let us now enjoy to this wonderful ‘qawwali’ sung by Manna Dey and Mahendra Kapoor. It is performed on screen by Shatrughan Sinha (lip syncing in Manna Dey’s voice) and Raj Kumar (lip syncing in Mahendra Kapoor’s voice). The two actors are seen trying to score brownie points over the other in this lyrical muqaablaa -😊. Finally the ‘law’ has the last laugh in archtypical Hindi movie style …

Also seen in the picturization of this song are Nirupa Roy, Moushumi Chatterjee and Farida Jalal with many other artists.

This ‘qawwali’ composition by Khayyam Saab is in his own style and it grows on us if we listen to it more than once …

Remembering Khayyam Saab …


Audio (Partial)

Song-Kaun hai mujrim kaun hai munsif (Chambal Ki Kasam)(1979) Singers-Mahendra Kapoor, Manna Dey, Lyrics-Sahir Ludhianvi, MD-Khayyam


aa aa aa aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa aaa

aa aa aa aaa

jaaneman jo tera manshaa hain
wo ham jaante hain
aa aa aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa aa aa

tu kisi bhes mein aaye
tujhe pehchaante hain

tum badi tez nazar rakhte ho
ham maante hain
arey hamse bachta nahin mujrim
ye sabhi jaante hain

aa ha ha
achchaa aa
to suniye

ho o
kaun hai mujrim
kaun hai munsif
kaun hai mujrim
kaun hai munsif
bahas hai bekaar
mujrim kaun nahin
kaun nahin mere yaar
mujrim kaun nahin
mere yaar

arey aisaa kaho naa
ho o
ek tumhi ho nek jahaan mein ae
ho ek tumhi ho nek jahaan mein
baaki sab badkaar
matlab ye niklaa

ye nikla mere yaar
matlab ye niklaa mere yaar

aisaa nahin hai wallaah

daake ke hain roop hazaaron
qatl ke laakhon dhandhe ae
asal se badhkar
hoye asal se badhkar
sood kamaayein
saahukaar ke phande ae
paani ke injection bechen
arey paani ke injection bechen
dhan ke lobhi bande
desh ke sewak ban kar netaa
khaayen kaum ke chande ae
desh ke sewak ban kar netaa
khaaye kaum ke chande

ho o
chor pakadne waale dekhe
ho o chor pakadne waale dekhe
chor ke saajhedaar
bhaashan rehne de
rehne de mere yaar
bhaashan rehne de mere yaar

arz ye hai kiblaa

jantaa aur sarkaar ke mujrim
hain sab aise bande ae
inki gardan
oye inki gardan naapenge
ik din qaanoon ke phande ae
jantaa inke khoon se apne ae
arey jantaa inke khoon se apne
haath kare kyon gande
ham maujood hain
ham rokenge
saare kaale dhandhe

ham maujood hain
ham rokenge
saare kaale dhandhe

ho o o
tum khud hi ban baithhe ho o
ho tum khud hi ban baithhe ho
qaanoon ke thekedaar
tumko kya bolen

kya bolen
tumko kya bolen sarkaar

arey bhaai aur kya karen ham

ho o o o
lambaa hai qaanoon ka rastaa
aur vakaalat mehangi ee ee
ho o o o
paap ke bojh se toot ke reh gayi
satya aur nyaay ki bahangi
hamne khud bandook uthhaa li
khench li ab talwaar
isme kya bigdaa
kya bigdaa mere yaar
isme kya bigdaa mere yaar

kiblaa mulahijaa ho

ho o o o
khoon ka badlaa khoon chalaa
to khoon bahegaa sadiyon
ho o o
aangan aangan dwaare dwaare
sog rahega sadiyon
nafrat se nafrat badhti hai
pyaar ka phal hai pyaar
nafrat jaane de

jaane de mere yaar
nafrat jaane de mere yaar

ab hamaari bhi suniye hazrat
aa aa aa aa aa aa aa aa a a a
qaatil ko jo qatl kare ae
usko qaatil mat kehnaa
kaayar ban’ne se behtar hai
baaghi ban kar rehnaa

aa aa aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa aa aa aa
aap ki ye bhool hai kiblaa
kaayar wo jo hathiyaaron ke
bal per jeena seekhe
insaan ho kar insaanon ke
khoon ko peena seekhe
arey ab bhi sudhar jaa
ab bhi khule hain
ab bhi sudhar jaa
ab bhi khule hain
pashchaataap ke dwaar
nafrat jaane de ae

ab bhi sudhar jaa
ab bhi khule hain
pashchaataap ke dwaar
nafrat jaane de
jaane de mere yaar
nafrat jaane de mere yaar

arey ham ko pashchaataap sikhaate
mar gaye kitne gyaani

wo khaali gyaani honge
wo khaali gyaani honge
par ham hai gyaani jaani

arey karte rahe hain karte rahenge
bhai karte rahe hain
karte rahenge
ham yoonhi manmaani
aage bhi manmaani ki
arey aage bhi manmaani ki
to goli padegi khaani

ha ha ha haa
arey maar sake jo hamen ae
arey maar sake jo hamen
wo goli bani nahin hain jaani
bani to hai
bani to hai par hamne
ab tak chaahi nahin chalaani

haan ha ha
aaj ye hasrat poori kar lo
bhai aaj ye hasrat poori kar lo
maukaa hai laasaani
bhai maukaa hai laasaani
mere jaani ee
aa aa aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa aa aa aa

aa aa aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa aa aa aa

aa aa aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa aa aa aa

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