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Aa jaan e jaan

Posted on: February 26, 2022

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(#Music Composer-Singer-Bappi Lahiri#7 – A tribute to Bappi Da!)

Bappi Da!

16th February 2022 was another sad day for the Hindi Film Music lovers after the news of Bappi Da’s passing away came. Just ten days back we had lost ‘sur-samraadni’ Lata Mangeshkar on 06.02.2022.

Bappi Lahiri passed away at the age of sixty-nine. Nobody expected that, atleast for me it was a shocking news. I had missed the earlier news of his being hospitalized and he was there at the hospital for 29 days, and then was released for his home. But he had to rush back to the hospital again, as Bappi Da’s condition deteriorated.

Whatever be the reason, nobody was ready for this news. Just couple of months back (or less than that, I am forgetting) he was there at ‘Zee TV Sa re ga ma’ show. I had watched this program. Bappi Da’s grandson was also there on this show.

I may not be a great fan of Bappi Lahiri, but I am big fan of his music, particularly some of his songs of ‘pre disco era’ and some songs from ‘disco era’ and post ‘disco-era’ too.

I specifically do not like his music for some Jitendra movies like ‘Mawaali’, ‘Justice Chaudhary’ and films in the same ‘genre’. At that time, I felt his music from these movies irritating too, wherever songs from these movies were played.

But then I was only fifteen-sixteen then and had not listen much of his ‘pre-disco’ era songs and songs in between because I did not paid attention to his music then. As I had mentioned in my earlier post here, I lost the track of his music later or 1985-1986 onwards.

Before that I liked songs of ‘Disco Dancer’, ‘Armaan’, ‘Waardaat’, some songs of ‘Himmatwala’ etc etc.

Later, as I grow, I got to listen many of his pre- ‘Himmatwala’ phase songs. I liked many of them. Some of them were regularly played at our (group of Indians in Kenya) week-end parties as I had mentioned earlier here. I am reproducing some text of my earlier write-up on him here. (I hope readers will not mind me of repeating of this text here. But this background is necessary to know how the music of Bappi Lahiri grow on me as years passed) …

Bappi Lahiri was born on 27th November’1952 in Jalpaiguri, West Bengal to Aparesh Lahiri and Bansari Lahiri who themselves were accomplished Bengali singers and musicians. Both his parents also came from Jalpaiguri.

He made his debut as a singer in a Bengali movie ‘Daadu’ in 1972 and if we considered this first assignment of him in Bangla movie ‘Daadu’ which came to him in 1969 (as told to Anupama Chopra in an interview), this year in 2019 he has completed fifty years in his film-music journey. He has many records on his name and have been conferred by many awards till now. And he is still going on – rocking.

The first Hindi movie he composed music was ‘Nanhaa Shikaari’ which came to him in 1971 and this movie was released in 1973.
I was never a big Bappi Lahiri fan, but I was actively considering writing about Bappi Lahiri compositions. The reason behind this was that here in our camp, we were listening to many of his songs (both as a composer and singer) during our regular parties and I realised that these songs were liked by many, and they all have good music, particularly the ‘beats’ which people danced and enjoyed a lot. These were mainly the songs from his ‘disco era’.

One of my bosses particularly loved ‘Jeele le jeele le aayo aayo jeele le’ every time ‘bhaai ye gaana zaroor bajaana’. On one or two occasions when he was asking us to play some ‘English’ or ‘Kenyan’ music I brought him back to the songs of ‘Armaan’, ‘Waardaat’, ‘Disco Dancer’ or played other Bappi Lahiri songs.

‘Bambai se aaya mare dost’ from ‘Aap Ki Khaatir-1977’ was perhaps the song that first introduced me with the music of Bappi Lahiri. This song was very popular then and was played frequently on radio and loudspeakers or in orchestras.

Subsequently I got introduced to songs from ‘Pyaara Dushman-1980’, ‘Armaan-1981’, ‘Waardaat-1981’, ‘Namak Halaal-1982’ etc.

I liked the songs from ‘Armaan’, ‘Waardaat’, though I had not watched these movies until now.
I also liked the songs of ‘Disco Dancer-1982’ very much, and I specially remember them because they were played by my friends during the summer vacation of 1983 after our 10th board exams were over.

Bappi Lahiri had composed some nice songs in his pre- ‘disco era’ that I was not aware of. Subsequently I have discovered a few such songs and I have shared a few of them on the blog.

For example, songs like ‘Ye naina ye kaajal’ from ‘Dil Se Mile Dil-1978’, ‘Sainyya bina ghar soona’ from ‘Aangan Ki Kali-1979’ etc. were shared by me long back.
After ‘Disco Dancer’ it was ‘Himmatwaala-1983’ which I watched with my younger brothers & cousins in the summer vacations (1983) and I liked few of its songs if not all.

Then there were movies where Bappi Lahiri composed songs for the movies from ‘South’ banners where Jeetendra was the main hero. From these movies I remember, ‘Jaani Dost-1983’, ‘Haisiyat-1984’, ‘Tohfaa-1984’ and of course I like all songs from ‘Sharaabi-1984’.

I also liked some of the songs from ‘Naukar Biwi Ka-1983’ which I watched during my stay at Akola (1983-1985).

I didn’t like the songs from ‘Mawaali-1983’. I liked one or two songs from ‘Justice Chaudhary-1983’. I did not watch these movies.

During 1983-85 when I was studying in 11th-12th standard disco music was ruling the charts in India. But I was more inclined to the golden era of HFM then and Rajesh Khanna movies, so I lost the track of many Bappi Lahiri songs and may be even not liking some of them.

I had then given a list of movies where Bappi Lahiri composed the songs from the years 1971-1980.

During the preparation of this list, I came across many movies of this period where Bappi Da had created some musical gems, that failed to get popular as the movies failed at the box office.

Like, when I came across the movie name ‘Ek Ladki Badnaam Si’ which was not released, and looked for its songs, I found that already one of its songs has been posted in a detailed post on Bappi Lahiri by Sudhir ji.

Today’s song is also one those forgotten gems. It is from the ‘1977’ movie ‘Paapi’. I had shared a song from this movie earlier.

Today’s song is sung by Lata Mangeshkar. Lata Mangeshkar passed away on 06.02.2022. Bappi Da had expressed his grief and paying his tribute he had posted his photo with Lata Mangeshkar when he was a child (4 years old) and was sitting in the lap of Lata Mangeshkar. Bappi Da wrote the word “Maa!” only. That is enough to tell us how emotional he was on the loss of Lata Mangeshkar.

Today’s movie “Paapi-1977” had four Lata solos which I had mentioned in my earlier post. And I presented a song which I found little familiar to me.

At that time, I had also said that I will listen the other songs from this movie. But that did not happen. Now, when I thought to pen this write-up as a tribute to Bappi Lahiri, I want to present a Lata Mangeshkar song only and so I go through the songs of this movie.

And I was surprised. How I missed this ‘wonderful’ song earlier and I also do not remember to have heard it anywhere. The year ‘1977’ was Bappi Da’s ‘bambai se aaya mera dost’ from ‘Aap Ki Khatir’ making news and was being played everywhere. That was the only Bappi Da song which made it to the ‘annual list of Binaca Geetmala of 1977’.

There were five movies in 1977 which had music composed by Bappi Lahiri.

Sno. Title (Year) Date of Censor Certificate Lyricist/s
1 Aap Ki Khaatir(1977) 07.06.1977 Shaily Shailendra
2 Haiwaan (1977) 03.10.1977 Gauhar Kanpuri, Hasrat Jaipuri, Pradeep Roychaudhari, Amit Khanna, Dada Ji
3 Paapi(1977 10.01.1977 Naqsh Lyallpuri, Kulwant Jani, Harendranath Chattopadhyay
4 Phir Janam Lenge Ham (1977) 23.06.1977 Gauhar Kanpuri
5 Pratima Aur Paayal(1977) 03.09.1977 Rajkavi Tulsi, Shivkumar Saroj, Indeevar, Gauhar Kanpuri

Today’s movie ‘Paapi-1977’ was produced and directed by O.P. Ralhan for his home productions ‘Ralhan Productions. Bombay’.

O.P. Ralhan also wrote the story and screenplay of this movie.

Dialogues of this movie were written by Qamar Jalalabadi. Editing for this movie was done by Vasant Borkar.

It had Sunil Dutt, Sanjeev Kumar, Zeenat Aman, Reena Roy, Prem Chopra, Padma Khanna, Madan Puri, Iftekhar, Durga Khote, Jagdish Raj, Jatin, Appi Umrani, Dhanraj, Tuntun, Moolchand, Baby Deepa, Rajan Kapoor, Master Vikas, and Alka with O.P. Ralhan, Kamaldeep, Rajnath, Sheela, Ratan Gaurang, Jawahar Kaul and others.

Danny Dengzongpa makes a special appearance in this movie. Hina Kausar, Manmohan Krishan, Kamal Kapoor, Nana Palsikar, Sudhir makes a guest appearance in this movie.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 10.01.1977.

As per HFGK there are nine songs in this movie written by Naqsh Lyallpuri (five songs), Kulwant Jani (three songs) and Harindranath Chatopadhyay (one song).
Lata Mangeshkar, Mohd Rafi, Mahendra Kapoor, Ranu Mukherji and Miss Lorna had given their voices to the songs in this movie.

Music for this movie was composed by Bappi Lahiri.

SNo Song Title Singer/s Lyricist Posted On
01 Come on, come on, oh darling come on Ranu Mukherjee, Lorna Harendranath Chattopadhyay
02 Paap ka saawan ghir aaya hai, paap ke baadal … Mahendra Kapoor, chorus Naqsh Lyallpuri
03 Pyaar ik gunaah, suno jo karega chaah … Lata Mangeshkar Kulwant Jani
04 Bol sajana mujhe chhod ke yahaan, dil tod ke mera kahaan jaaye … Lata Mangeshkar Kulwant Jani
05 Aa jaan-e-jaan, aa meharbaan, jeene ki adaa Lata Mangeshkar Kulwant Jani
06 Ruk jaa tere haath bandhe hain karmon ki zanjeer mein Mohd Rafi Naqsh Lyallpuri
07 Shama jaley yaa naa jaley, roshan hai apna jahaan … Lata Mangeshkar Naqsh Lyallpuri 09.02.2019
08 Jeevan bhi badnaam … Mahendra Kapoor, chorus Naqsh Lyallpuri
09 Doha Naqsh Lyallpuri

From the nine songs in this movie Lata Mangeshkar has sung as many as four solo songs in this movie.

Rafi Saab had one solo, while Mahendra Kapoor had two solo songs, and Ranu Mukherji and Lorna had sung one duet song in this movie.

Since I have not watched this movie, I can’t say much about it or the songs from this movie. I would request knowledgeable readers to throw more light on this movie and its songs. This movie which had a star cast like Sanjeev Kumar, Sunil Dutt, Zeenat Amaan, Reena Roy, Prem Chopra, Padma Khanna, Madan Puri, Iftekhar, etc. must be an interesting movie to watch, I think.

Let us now enjoy the today’s song from ‘Paapi-1977’ which is performed on screen by Padma Khanna, and we can see Sanjeev Kumar, Sunil Dutt, Reena Roy, and many others in the picturization of this song …

Lata Mangeshkar is the singer of this song penned by Kulwant Jani, and composed by Bappi Lahiri.

Let us now enjoy the today’s song …

(Lyrics have been noted down as per the audio link which is a longer link)



Song-Aa jaan e jaan (Paapi)(1977) singer-Lata, Lyrics-Kulwant Jaani, MD-Bappi Lahiri


ru ru
ru ru
ru ru
ru ru
ru oo oo

ru ru
ru ru
ru ru
ru ru
ru oo oo

tu ru ru
tu ru ru
tu ru ru
tu ru ru
tu ru ru
tu ru ru
tu ru ru
tu ru ru
tu ru ru

aa jaan e jaan
ru ru ru ru
aa meharbaan
ru ru ru ru
jeene ki adaa
ru ru ru
tujhko dilrubaa
ru ru oo
main doon sikhaa
main doon sikhaa aa

ulfat ke pyaale se jisne
thhodi si bhi pee ee ee ee
duniya mein usko khudaa bhi
jannat si mileee
pee le yaar
pee le yaar

aa jaan e jaan
ru ru ru oo
aa meharbaan
ru ru ru
jeene ki adaa ru ru ru
tujhko dilrubaa
ru ru ru oo
main ae doon sikhaa
main ae doon sikhaa aa

milti hain jinko mohabbat
wo hain khushnaseeb
kar doon main tujhpe inaayat
aajaa tu kareeb
aaja ya aa
aaja yaar (?)
haan jaan e jaan
ru ru ru ru oo
aa meharbaan
ru ru ru ru oo
jeene ki adaa tujhko dilrubaa
ru ru ru ru oo
main doon sikhaa
main ae doon sikhaa aa

tu ru ru ru
tu ru ru ru
tu ru ru ru
ru ru oo oo

zulfon ki phir ye ghataayen
chhaaye ke naa chhaaye ae
saanson ka kya hai bharosa
aaye ke naa aaye
jaa ke yaar
jaa ke yaar
haan jaan e jaan
tu ru ru ru
aa meharbaan
tu ru ru ru
jeene ki adaa
ru ru
tujhko dilrubaa
tu ru ru ru
main doon sikhaa
main ae doon sikhaa aa

2 Responses to "Aa jaan e jaan"

I have seen this movie for the sake of O.P.Ralhan`s Production values

1)it had yesteryear actor Jawahar Kaul in character role and
got odd paid like Sunil Dutt and Reena roy
and Sanjeev Kumar and Zeenat aman as lovers
Sunil Dutt and Zeenat aman most probably played brother and sister who get separated in childhood
2)and got one Heena Kauser and Kamal kapoor long drawn Rape scene(amidst rain and kheechad)(in the back ground Manmohan Krishna sings Bhajan and one party song get played in background in English written by vetern Harindranath chattopadhyaya and sung by Lorna and Ranu Mukherjee)
3)Padma Khanna got Helen`s role.Helen who performed many extravagant cabret sequences in O.P.Ralhan`s Talash was replaced by Padma Khanna
4)Rajani Sharma acted in the role of Young zeenat aman with another name Baby Deepa
5)This film has got many elaborate dance sequences Like all O.P.Ralhan`s other produtions like Phool aur paththar, Talash,Bandhe haath,Hulchul(1971)


“I may not be a great fan of Bappi Lahiri, but I am big fan of his music, particularly some of his songs of ‘pre disco era’ and some songs from ‘disco era’ and post ‘disco-era’ too.”
Same with me too.
I have seen some part of this movie on TV, very bad jumpy print. Prakashchandraji is correct: Sunil Dutt and Zeenat Aman are siblings who are separated in childhood. Sanjeev Kumar and Sunil Dutt are friends. Rena Roy & Sunil Dutt and Zeenat Aman & Sanjeev Kumar are the jodis. And usual masaledaar story. That is the summary of this movie.


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