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Saji Sajaai Dulhan Reh Gayi Baabul Neer Bahaaye

Posted on: January 14, 2022


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 sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day :

4928 Post No. : 16767

Rafi Sahab’s Legendary Associations – 08
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14 Jan – Remembrance Day of Chitragupta

Chitragupta has recorded 260 plus songs with Rafi Sahab for Hindi and Bhojpuri films during the period 1950 to 1980.  Having gone through the whole list of these songs, I have come to the conclusion that I am a creature of radio.  The songs heard on radio long back ring a bell and I am drawn to them.  There are other well-known songs, which I had not heard on the radio as a child, they don’t make this short list of my personal favorites.

Chal Ud Ja Re Panchhi Ke Ab Ye Des Hua Begaana

Chali Chali Re Patang Meri Chali Re

Laagi Chhoote Na Ab To Sanam

Deewaana Aadmi Ko Banaati Hain Rotiyaan

Teri Duniya Se Door Chale Ho Ke Majboor

Koi Bata De Dil Hai Jahaan

Mujhe Dard e Dil Ka Pata Na Tha

Jaag Dil e Deewaana Rut Jaagi Vasl e Yaar Ki

Ye Parbaton Ke Daayera Ye Shaam Ka Dhuaan

There are some songs, which I have discovered in recent years and written posts for them too.  But since I can’t recall the tune and the lyrics and the feel of the song, by just looking at the mukhda, is not the songs fault.  So, if some people find their personal favorites missing from the above list of Rafi Sahab’s solos and duets under Chitragupta, they can blame me.

 Today is the 31st death anniversary of veteran music director Chitagupta, who has composed 1000 plus song in his long career from 1940’s to 80’s. In commemoration, I am discussing a Rafi solo, composed by Chitragupta and written by Manohar Khanna for the film ‘Zindagi ke Mele’(1956). Only two songs from this film are posted in the blog.

Kar Le Ri Solah Singaar
Tu Meri Heroine Main Tera Hero

It is said that Chitragupta never reached the status of A grade music directors.  But from where I can see, it doesn’t make any difference in the long run.  Because his compositions have survived the test of time, just like most of the melodious and memorable work done by all the music directors of the golden era of Hindi film music.  The field was crowded in the 50’s with talented and established MD’s and also with new aspirants.  The songs of all the composers are equally appreciated and loved.  I have always found the unheard (by me) songs of Chitragupt, very melodious and likable, with a spirit of their own.  They make their mark and leave an impression, with their rustic flavor.  I always make it a point to listen to his songs whenever they appear in the blog, especially solo songs of Lata Mangeshkar.  500 of these songs are already posted in the blog, as can be seen in the table.

Chitragupta 500 139 movies (1057)
Manohar Lal Khanna 46

The song is lamenting the society and its remorseless, paralyzed state in the face of injustice.  ‘Duniya Waalon’ are the mute spectators of an unjust practice, which those suffering it do not deserve.  And those who standby and do nothing to stop the injustice, cruelty and ugliness in the society are to be equally held responsible, because they had the means to oppose the practice and should have raised their voices.  But they chose to do nothing, and there have been very few social reformers in India who have actively worked to stop this practice of ‘dahej’.  The experience of civilizational development has shown that making criminal laws, has not worked in reducing the crimes.  Crimes continue to increase, despite stringent laws.  The reforms have to stem from the value system in the society.   Like many other social evils, the ‘dahej’ and dowry system has become a part of the landscape in our enlightened society.  Here we think that we are the culture and we have learnt to turn the other way, in the name of civilized and appropriate behavior.

The truth camouflaged into lies and lies camouflaged as truth.

The movie title ‘Zindagi Ke Mele’ reminds me of the iconic song, this unforgettable Rafi solo :

ye zindagi ke mele
ye zindagi ke mele
duniyaa mein kam na honge
afsos ham na honge


Song – Saji Sajaai Dulhan Reh Gayi Baabul Neer Bahaaye (Zindagi Ke Mele) (1956) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics – Manohar Khanna, MD – Chitragupt

Lyrics

dhan se baandhe..ea
preet ka bandhan..nn
yeh kaahe ki preet
roop na dekhe..ea
daulat dekhe..ea..ea
ye iss jag ki..ee reet

saji sajaayi
dulhan reh gayi
baabul neer bahaaye
o duniyaa waalo
kaisa tumhaara nyaaye
saji sajaayi
dulhan reh gayi
baabul neer bahaaye
o duniyaa waalo
kaisa tumhaara nyaaye

beh gaye armaan
aansoo ban ke
ho ooo ooo
phool bane angaaray
baap chhupaaye
munh beti se
aaj sharam ke maare
maiyya roye
sau sau aansoo
dwaar se doli
lauti jaaye
o duniyaa waalo
kaisa tumhaara nyaaye
saji sajaayi
dulhan reh gayi
baabul neer bahaaye
o duniyaa waalo
kaisa tumhaara nyaaye

dhan ke liye
nirdhan ki beti
ho oo oooo
bin byaahi reh jaaye
duniyaa ki in rasmon ko
bhagwaan aag lag jaaye..ea..ea
bhagwaan aag lag jaaye
maathhe lagaa hai daag jo kaala
iss ko kaun mitaaye
o duniyaa waalo
kaisa tumhaara nyaaye
saji sajaayi
dulhan reh gayi
baabul neer bahaaye
o duniyaa waalo
kaisa tumhaara nyaaye

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Nahm)
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धन से बान्धे॰॰ए
प्रीत क बन्धन॰॰न्न
येह काहे कि प्रीत
रूप न देखे॰॰ए
दौलत देखे॰॰ए॰॰ए
ये इस जग कि रीत

सजी सजाई
दुल्हन रह गयी
बाबुल नीर बहाये
ओ दुनिया वालो
कैसा तुम्हारा न्याय
सजी सजाई
दुल्हन रह गयी
बाबुल नीर बहाये
ओ दुनिया वालो
कैसा तुम्हारा न्याय

बेह गये अरमां
आन्सू बन के
हो ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
फूल बने अन्गारे
बाप छुपाये
मुँह बेटी से
आज शरम के मारे
मैय्या रोये
सौ सौ आन्सू
द्वार से डोली
लौटी जाये
ओ दुनिया वालो
कैसा तुम्हारा न्याय
सजी सजाई
दुल्हन रह गयी
बाबुल नीर बहाये
ओ दुनिया वालो
कैसा तुम्हारा न्याय

धन के लिये
निर्धन कि बेटी
हो ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
बिन ब्याही रह जाए
दुनिया की इन रस्मों को
भग्वान आग लग जाये॰॰ए॰॰ए
भग्वान आग लग जाये
माथे लगा है दाग जो काला
इस को कौन मिटाये
ओ दुनिया वालो
कैसा तुम्हारा न्याय
सजी सजाई
दुल्हन रह गयी
बाबुल नीर बहाये
ओ दुनिया वालो
कैसा तुम्हारा न्याय

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