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Aajaa re aajaa morey sajan aa

Posted on: February 23, 2021


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Hullo Atuldom

12th February was the birthday of an Atulite. He has started a series to introduce missing movies of the ’70s, and just as well as movies of 70s will complete 50 years. It is unbelievable that movies that were part of our childhood are 50 years old.

‘Guddi’, ‘Andaz’, ‘Haathi Mere Saathi’, ‘Caravan’, ‘Anand’, ‘Anubhav’, ‘Parwana’, ‘Tere Mere Sapne’, etc all 1971 releases, all which I have seen multiple times. I am sure that these movies would be favourites of a majority of the followers of this blog.

There is one more movie that will complete 50 years this year. Its release date has been recorded on various internet sites as 1st July 1971, but the censor certificate has a date of 24th February 1970 i.e. exactly a year after its leading lady bade goodbye to this mortal world.

Madhubala- the beauty who charmed an entire generation of moviegoers. A beauty who had an infectious smile and near-musical laughter: – can anyone forget the laughter that precedes ‘haal kaisa hai janaab ka’ or the mischievous smile through ‘accha jee main haari chalo maan jaao na’ and ‘jaanu jaanu re chhupke kaun aaya tore angna’. Her eyes were so expressive. But write-ups about her say that she kept a low public profile and was not seen at film parties and premieres.

She was born Mumtaz Jehan Begum Dehlavi in Delhi on 14th February (which the world celebrates as valentine day in modern times) as fifth of eleven children to Ataullah Khan and Ayesha Begum. An out of work father first reached Delhi from Peshawar (now in Pakistan) and then to Bombay. A very young Mumtaz was first cast as a child actor in the 1942 release ‘Basant’ which was followed by ‘Mumtaz Mahal’,‘Phulwaari’, ‘Dhana Bhagat’, ‘Rajputaani’. Baby Mumtaz became Madhubala from “Neel Kamal” in 1947. It is said that baby Mumtaz and baby Mahjabeen became friends in the period they were child actors and grew up to be contemporaries – Madhubala and Meena Kumari. Madhubala is said to have been a fan of Meena and her voice.

Madhubala was one of the most popular, successful and highly paid actresses of the ‘50s and ’60s. She acted in 73 movies in a career spanning almost two decades though the ‘60s saw only five films of hers. She also produced three movie: – ‘Naata’ (1955), ‘Mehlonkekhwab’ (1960) and ‘Pathan’ (1962). She sang a song or two as baby Mumtaz in ‘Basant’. She was an enigma who was rarely seen at filmy functions or premieres, this was because she was an obedient daughter and submitted to the domination of her father. According to what Dilip Kumar has once said:- she was the only female star for whom crowds would gather at the gates of the studios where she was shooting. Many believe she was one of the most underrated actresses as her beauty attracted more attention than her talent. She was good at expressing a range of emotions through her eyes- comedy, pathos etc etc. In spite of being an iconic actress she never won any awards and was only nominated for her role in “Mughal-e-azam” but she reigned on the hearts of her fans.

She was unlucky in life and had a few heartbreaks before leaving this world and Kishore Kumar, whom she married in 1960, yearning for her. She died on 23rd February 1969 of congenital heart disease;an ailment for which there was no treatment when she was diagnosed in 1954 on the sets of a film being made in Madras. By the time heart surgeries were possible she was too weak to withstand and was confined to bed for nearly nine years. In 1966 she attempted to complete her part of work in the Raj Kapoor starrer “Chalaak” but that was also a strain for her fragile body. (Most of this information I have found on Wikipedia about an actress/ star who was on my dad’s list of favorites in those times).

The song with this post is from a movie that was shot sometime in the ‘50sand we have a very young Sunil Dutt romancing the princess “Jwala” (Madhubala). This movie is significant as it is the only movie of Madhubala that was shot in colour, “Mughal-e-azam” was partly in colour at the time of making, but “Jwala” was made as a colour movie. Sudhirji’s post gives us details about the movie which was essentially a ‘princess falling in love with a commoner who turns out to be a prince in exile’ story. Today’s song is written by Rajinder Krishan, tuned by Shankar -Jaikishan and sung by Manna Dey and Lata Mangeshkar.

February was the month of Madhubala’s birth and she would have turned 88. It is also the month she left the world at 36. We, her fans, can only fantasize how she would have looked as an octogenarian.

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Song-Aaja re aaja more sajan aa(Jwaala)(1970) Singer-Lata, Manna Dey, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-Shankar Jaikishan
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Lyrics

aaja re aaja
more sajan aa
sapnon ki paalki mein dheere dheere aa
sajan dheere dheere aa
aaja re aaja
more sajan aa
sapnon ki paalki mein dheere dheere aa
sajan dheere dheere aa
kis ne hamaara naam le liya
pardon mein chhupne waale
saamne to aa
zara samne to aa
kis ne hamaara naam le liya
pardon mein chhupne waale
saamne to aa
zara saamne to aa

aaun to aaun kis tarha
koi baar baar roke

bol re sainya kaun hai jo mera pyaar roke
aaun to aau kis tarha
koi baar baar roke

bol re sainya kaun hai jo mera pyaar roke
mahal ye tera haal ye mera
rok raha hai na ja

aaja re aaja
more sajan aa
sapnon ki paalki mein dheere dheere aa
sajan dheere dheere aa
kis ne hamaara naam le liya
pardon mein chhupne waAle
samne to aa
zara saAmne to aa

main to hoon panchhi baAwra
tu baagh ki hai raani

donon hain rahi pyaar ke
aur ek hai kahaani
main to hoon panchhi baawra
tu baagh ki hai raani

donon hain raahi pyaar ke
aur ek hai kahaani
pankh laga ke saath uda ke
le chal mohe raaja
aaja re aaja
more sajan aa
sapnon ki palki mein dheere dheere aa
sajan dheere dheere aa
kis ne hamaara naam le liya
pardon mein chhupne waale
saamne to aa
zara saamne to aa

baandh ke dori preet ki
aa door kahin jaayen

phir koi bulaaye bhi
to laut ke na aayen
baandh ke dori preet ki
aa door kahin jaayen

phir koi bulaaye bhi
to laut ke na aayen
koi na dekhe
koi na jaane
mujh mein yoon samaa ja

aaja re aaja
more sajan aa
sapnon ki paalki mein dheere dheere aa
sajan dheere dheere aa
kis ne hamaara naam le liya
pardon mein chhupne waale
samne to aa
zara saamne to aa

aa aa aa aa aa
aa haa aa aa
aa ha haa
aa aa aa
aa haa aa
aa haa aa aa aa

3 Responses to "Aajaa re aajaa morey sajan aa"

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I think this film JWALA took a very long time in the making. Please correct me if I am wrong.

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yes the movie was long in the making

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