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Bailan ki jodiyaa

Posted on: July 10, 2021


This article is written by nahm, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular 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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Dilip Kumar – The Legend (1922-2021)
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Since last two days I have been watching the various videos on whatsapp and on the net and also read some articles on the net. I have tried to see and absorb as much of the information I could about the events after, when the thespian is no more. After all is said and done, I have tried various tacks on how to approach this tribute to the method actor, who some call the “Marlon Brando” of India, without the ferociousness. But I find a ferocious, peasant turned dacoit in ‘Ganga Jamuna’ and a fractioned rebel prince Salim who is equally ferocious in protecting his Anarkali. The work on the silver screen was a very important part of the personality, but by no means it was the whole personality.

The best of Dilip Kumar, the actor and star was over, well before I grew up. But the admiration for his qualities as a screen performer and as a person conscious of his social responsibilities, was an inculcation process in my conscious mind. It has not happened overnight. These are small snippets of information, fed to my mind and stored away. Many incidents and events heard and read about long ago are surfacing in the memory. The trigger is the passing away of Dilip Kumar on 07/07/2021.

I was preparing the posts thinking of some old songs which have not been posted in the blog yet, preferably a song sung by Rafi sahab, writing a para here about this, and there about that, in yahoo mail, in gmail, on my office desktop and my laptop. This is not the way I prefer to do a post, but it was happening like this in this instance, as I was not able to assimilate the thoughts and lacked the drive to concentrate on the topic, maybe.

Then, I had divine help in the shape of a TV news show. I am pretty impressed with the contents of the particular show aired on 07/07/2021, with the byline – An era ends with Dilip Kumar’s death. It is very much close to my own feelings on this occasion, so I am reproducing some parts of the text of the show in hindi – trying to do verbatim translation is beyond me at the moment.

“Apni gair haazri mein iss se adhik haazir koyi kya ho sakta hai ke aap unhen alvidaa kehte waqt iss tarah se yaad kiye jaa rahe hain, jaise woh laut kar aaye hon. Yeh desh jo har waqt hindu-musalmaan ke beech nafrat ki deewar par chal raha hotaa hai, uss desh mein aisa ek hi shakhs thha jo Dilip Kumar bhi thha aur Yusuf Khan bhi. 1947 ke vibhajan rekha ko wo jis aasaani se paat diya karte thhe, bahot kam logon mein waisi quwwat hoti hai. Unn ka ek makaan phoolon ke shehar peshawar mein aaj tak hai. Unn ka ek makaan paison ke shehar Mumbai mein bhi hai. Aaj hindustan ne jitna khoya hai, utna pakistan ne bhi khoyaa hai.

Pichhle saal sitamber mein jab pakistan ke patrakaar Shiraz Hasan ne apne twitter handle par Dilip Kumar ke puraane makaan ki tasveer sajhaa ki, tab Dilip Kumar ne apne twitter handle se jawaab diya ke Peshawar mein sabhi se guzaarish hai ke mere pushtaini makaan ki tasveeren den. Phir to tasveeron aur videon ka taantaa hi lag gayaa. Peshawar ke ‘Qissa-Khwaani’ bazaar mein unn ka makaan hai. Dilip Kumar ne apni aatma katha mein likkha hai ki aaj bhi wahan ki khushbu, rang aur mausamon ki yaaden taazi hain. Kanpwa dene wali sardiyaan yaad hain. Unhen yaad hai Wahabbat Khan ki masjid huaa karti thhi. Iss bazaar ka naam qissa khwaani bazaar iss liye bhi padaa ke yehan vyapari apne qisse sunaate thhe aur doosron ka qissa sunte thhe. Kise pataa thha ke unn tamaan anaam qisson ke beech itna bada qissa niklegaa jis ka naam Yusuf Khan se badal kar Dilip Kumar kar diya jaayegaa. Do naamon ko ek saathh jeena aur khabron se bhari iss duniyaa mein tthag ki jagah behadd imaandar aur shaaleen shakhs ke roop mein dekhaa jaanaa, yeh bhi apne aap mein ek qissa hai, jis ka bazaar aaj unn ke jaane ke baad sajaa hai.

Apni aatma khathha mein unhon ne likkha hai ke bazaar mein aag lagi thhi jis waqt unn ki paidaaish hui thhi.
“Dilip Kumar – The substance and the shadow” aap ko unn tamaam chaukhaton tak le jaati hai, ye dikhaane ke liye ke ek kalaakar apne wajood se alag ho kar ek bada kalaakar nahi bantaa hai.
Waise unn ki aatma katthaa ke shuruaat se le kar akhir ke panno par, ghar ki dadi, ammi, phuphi aur didi ke qisse bhare pade hain. Maaon aur behnon ke beech ek kumar bada ho raha thha, pata chalta hai ke khaandaani aadmi thhe.
Saira Bano se unn ki shadi 1966 mein hui. Woh apne aap mein uss waqt ki mash-hoor aur maqbool kalaakar thhin. Unn ki aakhri saans tak unn ke saath saaye ki tarah khadi rahin. Ham aur aap ek tarah se Dilip Kumar ko celebrate kar rahe hain. Unn ke hone aur na-hone ko unn ke abhinay ki katranon ko nikaal kar tukde tukde mein jiye jaa rahe hain.
Lekin Saira Bano ke liye Dilip Kumar ek video clip bhar nahin thhe. Unn ke dukh ki dahleez tak koyi nahi pahunch saktaa.
Ham ne baat peshawar ke makaan se shuru ki thhi. Bambai ke Anjuman Islam school mein padhne lagte hain Dilip Kumar. Vibhajan se pehle aa gaye thhe. Lekin school ki chhuttiyon mein unn ka Peshawar aana jaana raha, angrezi ki kavitaayen sunaane aur unn ki daad lene ke liye.

1930 ke dashak ke baare mein Dilip Kumar ne likkha hai ke yehaan tab hindu chai, muslim chai, hindu paani, muslim paani milaa karta thha.

Dilip Kumar apne bachpan ko kandhe par rakh kar chalte thhe. Ek qissa hai ke jab akhbaaron mein chhapa ke bombay mein tram band hone waali hai, to unhen dard huaa 31/03/1964 ko hazaaron logon ne dadar aur parel ke beech chali uss aakhri tram ko bidaai di. Dilip Kumar likhte hain ke agar wo Dilip Kumar naam ka star na hote aur Yusuf Khan hi rehte to uss akhri tram mein zarur safar karte. Hazaaron logon ne antim tram ko vidaayi di thhi. Unn ki yaadon mein jitna peshawar thha utnaa hi bombay thaa. Koyi abhinetaa apne shehar ko unn daftaron se yaad karta hai, koyi Dilip kumar hai jo apne uss ki mohallon bason aur pedon se yaad karta hai. Yahin par unn ka makaan hain, yahin unn ko Juhu qabrastaan mein suprud-e-khaak kiya gayaa. Badi sankhya mein aam log iss shaandaar abhineta ko vidaayi dene aaye. Unhen maaloon hai yehan Dilip sahab dafan ho rahe hain. Unn ka ek makaan, jism ka har ek qatra hindustaan mein hai, lekin ek makaan peshawar mein bhi hai jis ke baahar unn ki yaad mein ek poster lagaaya gaya hai.

Ye bheed tab hai jab zamaane se unn ki koyi film nahi aayi hai, dashkon se nahi aayi. 1952 mein unn ki film “Aan’ release huyi, super hit huyi jo uss waqt ki sab se adhik kamaayi karne waali film bani. 1947 mein wo vibhajan rekha kheenchi gayi jis ke baad log udhar se idhar, aur idhar se udhar hogaye. Dilip kumar par pakistan ki oar se jaasoosi karne ke aarop lage, Deepa Mehta ki film ‘Fire’ ka samrthan karne par bhi bahot aalochna hui. In sab ke baad bhi unhen na koyi udhar dhakel paaya na idhar dhakel paaya.

Is interview mein aap inhen bolte suniye. Saamne koyi script nahi hai lekin aap parde ke Dilip Kumar aur asli jeewan ke Dilip Kumar mein farq nahi kar sakte. Patrkar Sunil Sethi ne NDTV ke liye Dilip Kumar ka interview kiya thha. Puraana interview hai. Angrezi mein iss interview ko aap bhasha, aur usse baratne ke lehje ke liye bhi suniye. Unhenn bolte huey sunne se bhi lagta hai ham ne jin i’laaqon ko, rawaayaton aur lafzon ko baant diya hai. Dilip Kumar jab bolte thhe to woh saara kuchh ek aisi zameen se aaya lagtaa thha, jis ka batwaara kabhi huaa hi nahi. Unn ka bolna uss i’laaqe ka ek mukammal chehra thha, jise aap bharatiya up-mahadweep kehte hain.

“nishaan-e-imtiyaaz’ ko le kar huey vivaad ke waqt, unhon ne ye kahaa thha ke 65 saal hindustaan mein rehne ke baad mujhe apni wafadaari saabit karni pad rahi hai.

Unn ka ghar iss waqt ghamon se bhara huaa hai. Unn ki adaakari ham sab ke hisse mein maujood hai. Dilip Kumar ne cinema mein abhinay ko adhyay mein badal diya, iss liye unhen method actor kahan jaata hai. Mughal-e-azam jaisi film mein Salim ke kirdaar ko baadshahat dene waale Dilip Kumar kam samay mein dekhna ya unn ke baare mein samjhana bahot mushkil kaam hai.”

The show goes on to talk about Dilip Kumar’s philanthropic acts. I had meant to write a bit on this facet of his personality, as I found that the Wikipedia page on him is not mentioning this part of his life. The show than goes in detail about how his biography was written and published, and what were his specifications about writing about his personal life and relations with other female stars with whom he was linked romantically.

I would like to read the book and see what he writes about his equation with Madhu Bala and what went wrong with his second marriage to Asma Rehman.

I have read the letter hand written by Dilip Kumar in urdu, to the editor of ‘Shama’ which is part of a book. The beauty of the handwriting and the dignity in the sentences, conveying his outrage, subtle yet firm, that he will not tolerate any such inferences towards his personal matters, is to be read to be believed. I have not read that much of Urdu over the years, as I could have, but the conviction about the ‘shaaistagi’ of the language, written and spoken is never in doubt. The letter vindicates my convictions about urdu, and reassured me that Urdu is a deserving heritage ofvast populations across the world. I am still talking about Dilip Kumar’s cultured, educated, wise and dignified persona.

One dialogue from Mughal-e-azam :

“ye zakhm nahi phool hain Durjan. Aur phoolon ka murjhaana bahaar ki ruswaayi hai.
Suno,
ye qaatil hi nahi dildaar bhi hai,
yeh shaakh-e-gul bhi hai talwaar bhi hai”

Yes. In classic Urdu, sentences do begin with ‘aur’.

Going back to Dilip Kumar’s acts of charity and his commitment to social causes, I know it for a fact that he was a partner in many such deeds and was a patron and supporter of educational institutes, orphanages etc. Dr.Is-haq Jamkhanawala (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ishaq_Jamkhanawala) from Belgaum was a close friend of Dilip Kumar. These two friends had been involved in many charity projects, which can be verified. In fact Dilip Kumar visited Belgaum in early 80’s accompanied by Saira Bano for inaugration of an educational institute. I have a photographe where Dr. Is-haq Jamkhanawala also can be seen alongwith another illuminous person, a doctor from Belgaum. (Photo attached).

Saahir Ludhianvi says in his inimitable way that:

duniyā ne tajrabāt o havādis kī shakl meñ
jo kuchh mujhe diyā hai vo lauTā rahā huuñ maiñ

His stature and standing in the film industry as well as the country ensured that he is a blessed and deserving of the honour of State funeral given to him. A real ‘badaa aadmi’ in the way he was blessed with the affections and respect in this world. And bigger the stature and the power bestowed in this world, the bigger is the test of the character. The toughness of the test is directly in proportion to the worldly blessings. By all accounts he seems to have fared well in this test, as far as we can see, rest all is with Allah(swt), who is the best of judges.

Lata Mangeshkar says this in her tribute:

“Yusuf bhai has gone leaving his younger sister behind. His death seems like the end of an era. I am unable to comprehend anything, I’m extremely sad, speechless, he gave me many memories and left. Yusuf bhai has been unwell for the last many years. He couldn’t recognise anyone, at such time, Saira bhabhi left everything and took care of him day and night. She had no other life. I bow down to such a woman and I pray for Yusuf bhai’s soul to rest in peace,”

What is a better celebration of this legendary actor, multi-lingual and multi-dimensional personality, than a song from the magnum opus “Ganga Jamna’ which he produced, wrote and said to have ghost directed? I am presenting two song snippets from this film.

Shakeel Badayuni-Rafi-Naushad is the team, whose association with Dilip Kumar is again a stuff of legends. Some enthusiasts can write a thesis on this topic. There is a female voice in the longer snippet, which sounds like Rajkumari Dubey, but I cant be sure. I am positive that it is not Lata Mangeshkar and sound different from Shamshad Begum.

My own favourite song from “Ganga Jamuna” is:

Nain lad jayi hain
to manwaa maa kasak hoibe kari
prem ka chhutiye patakha to dhamak
hoibe kari

The film and songs are definitely worth revisiting and so is the thespian, Gulfaam, the originial angry young man, and so much more.

Snippet I


Snippet II

Song-Bailan ki jodiyaa/ aaj bhaya re gori (Ganga Jamuna)(1961) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Shakeel Badayuni, MD-Naushad

Lyrics

snippet I
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Bailan ki jodiyaan
Jaane man ki sab batiyaan re ae
Oh ho ho ooo
Ooo oooo ooooo
Hrrr rrrrrr haa
Bailan ki jodiyaan
Jaane man ki sab batiyaan re ae
Dara ri da da daa ra raa
Lahaa lo laa Laha la lo laao

Snippet II

Di ra dee re ea ea
gori ee
Aaj bhaya re gori
Hamra gawanwaa
Ganga se jamna ka
hoyibe milanwaa
aa aa
neele gaganwaa ki chhaaon
oo ooo
chal chal ri goriyaa
pi ki nagariyaa aa
o chal chal ri goriyaa
pi ki nagariyaa aa
o nadiyaa kinaare moraa gaaon
ho oo nadiyaa kinaare moraa gaaon
o chal chal ri goriyaa
pi ki nagariyaa aa

10 Responses to "Bailan ki jodiyaa"

RIP DILIP KUMAR SAHEB
Very nice blog nahmji

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Thank you Zainab.

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Madam ji
Enjoyed very much reading your post………Thanks for that and for selecting the songs

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Thank you for the appreciation, Prakashchandra ji. I could not find those snippets on youtube. Atul ji has uploaded these clips on daily motion.

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Truly a heartfelt tribute to the legendary Actor…you have taken us to a journey through all aspects of the Great actor with his characteristics achievements his love for two nations…commendable writing M’am..Very informative.

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Thank you for your comments, Mini.

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Nahm Ji, Very heartfelt tribute. Well written post. Thanks.
Truly, an era ends.

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Thank you for reading the post Sir. The passing away of Dilip Kumar had to be acknowledged as such on the blog as well. With my own limited ability and knowledge, I have tried to do it.

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Nice and long post and very appropriately worded.
The female voice in the second snippet seems to be Asha Bhonsle or cud even be Vyjayanthimala herself, she could also sing.
I personally loved all the dance-based songs of Dilip Kumar:
Nain lad gayi hai
Mere pairon mein ghunghroo
Madhuban mein radhika naache
Gentleman Gentleman Gentleman
And also
Saawan main toh sahab ban gaya.
Thank you Nahmji for this tribute, straight from the heart, speaking for all his fans.

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I know it became longer than I intended, for all I tried to write the bare minimum. I gave only Lata Mangeshkar’s tribute, as she is the last one standing, of that era, matching Dilip Kumar in seniority and stature. The transcript of the TV show in Hindi, was also a must as it talked of all the essentials I wanted to mention in the post.

I saw the movie again over the weekend, after many years. It is a real classic in terms of all the story material too. Cinematography, sound recording, costumes, dialogues, music, acting etc. it is an excellent product in all. In all this, editors job must have been the toughest, where he was responsible for delegating some of the finest shots, songs and scenes to the dustbin, as the movie could not be forever long.

This song snippets I posted must have been edited at some level.

About the Burial at Juhu Qabrastan, the notable thing is only Amitabh Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan, were inside among all the big wigs/outside of family. Gun salute was also given inside the qabrastan, as per the protocol of State Funeral.

It does not sound like Asha Bhosle to me, the female voice in the second snippet, which also must be the title song of the movie. The full song must have been so beautiful, which is lost now.

The dance songs you mentioned, some other songs from 90’s movies like “Saudagar’ and ‘Mazdoor’ etc are not posted yet.

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