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Archive for July 2022


This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a 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.

Blog Day :

5126 Post No. : 17078

Rafi Sb.

So much written about him. So much said. The words have ended. But the emotions continue to flow. So much more remains unsaid. So much more still waits. But the articulation struggles to create new epithets, define new qualifiers that may go beyond, and say a little more about this Divine Voice, about this persona so aptly described as God’s Own.

And yet, some more, little more. As it is, there are still many more songs in his voice that have to be brought on board here on our blog. I bring today a short ghazal of three couplets, that is indeed an abbreviated version. The poet who wrote these lines is Bahadur Shah Zafar, the last Mughal emperor. As a character in history – the last Emperor of the glorious Mughal dynasty, he appears in some films. One of them is ‘Mirza Ghalib’ (1954).

There is a scene of the Royal Darbaar – Deewaan e Aam, in which a mushaira is being held. The Emperor himself is presiding. And being an accomplished and an acknowledged poet himself, he is also one of the presenters. Rather he is the premier presenter – his kalaam is read as the first presentation in the mushaira. The actor reading the kalaam is Sadiq. [Author’s Note: This info is provided by Ahsaan Qasim.]

Only three she’ers (couplets) of one of Bahadur Shah Zafar’s original ghazal are presented. And the voice behind this poetry is that of Rafi Sb. The video clip of this mushaira is available on YouTube. I am presenting the extracted audio of the portion that is sung by Rafi Sb. This is a short one and a half minute presentation that is neither listed in Geet Kosh and is not available on any released gramophone records of this film.

In the film ‘Mirza Ghalib’, all the listed songs except one are rendered by Talat Mehmood. The one exception is in the voice of Rafi Sb – the ghazalHai Bas Ke Har Ek Unke Ishaare Mein Nishaan Aur”.  This partial ghazal now adds one more song in this film which is rendered by Rafi Sb.

Today morning, a dear friend Amol Saraf sent me a piece of his own writing that he has written for Rafi Sb. Amol ji is US based, and a lover of Hindi film music. And yes, that is the reason that we have connected, being part of an online group that meets once a week. After we got introduced on this forum, we have had long telephone conversations, about ourselves and our intense interest in Hindi film songs.

With his indulgence, I share this piece here. All the words that he has composed for Rafi Sb, leave almost nothing more to be said at present. A wonderful eulogy that appropriately honors the great soul.

मरहूम मुहम्मद रफी साहब

ना हुआ ऐसा कभी पहले
ना आगे कभी ऐसा होगा
चाहे कुछ भी हो सकता हैं
मुहम्मद रफी फिर नही होगा

भजन में भाव तुम ही हो
प्रभु मिलन की चाव तुम ही हो
हर गान के सृजन में हो तुम
हर अजान में भी बसे तुम हो
मेरी जान में रिसे हो तुम
शबद गान में अरदास तुम हो
ईसा के भाव गान में हो तुम
रात लोरी में दुलार तुम हो
सुबह के सूरज में हो तुम
माहताब की ठंडक में तुम ही हो
तारों की झिलमिल में हो तुम
खुशबू सभी फ़ुलों में तुम हो
सावन के झुलों में हो तुम
पुरवाई की मिठी छुँअन मे तुम हो
एव्हरेस्ट की ऊँचाई पर हो स्थित
वादीयों में गुँजती आवाज हो तुम
दिलं में मुहब्बत का झरना तुम हो
बादल बारीश नदी समंदर हो तुम
प्यार का मधुर साज हो तुम
गरीबों के ज़िंदगी की आस तुम हो
अमीरों के महलों की शान हो तुम
वादि-ए-हुस्न का खुमार तुम हो
हमारी ज़िंदगी का धनुक हो तुम
शान-ए-मौसिकी तुम से ही
ईज्जत-ए-कलाम तुम हो
शान-ए-वतन तुम हो ऐ रफी
ज़ीनत-ए-चमन आबाद है तुम से
शांति और अमन का परचम तुम ही हो
इन्सानियत की आन बान शान हो तुम
दूर रह कर भी साथ हर घड़ी हो तुम
रगों में बहता देश प्रेम तुम हो
हमारी ज़िंदगी में ज़िंदादिली हो तुम
ये दिल एक मंदिर हैं तुम्हारा
सारी दुनिया कहती हैं
मुहम्मद रफी हैं हमारा..  मुहम्मद रफी हैं हमारा
मुहम्मद रफी हैं हमारा..  मुहम्मद रफी हैं हमारा

अमोल बिदेसियाँ

हरदिल अज़ीज़ मरहूम मुहम्मद रफी साहब जी को
सादर सप्रेम अर्पण।

आज उनकी ४० वी बरसी पर उनकी रुहानी याद को…
दिल कि गहराईयों से सलाम आदाब करता हुँ।

और परवरदिगार से ईल्तेजा, ग़ुज़ारीश करता हुँ कि..
उनकी रुह को नेमत अताह करें।

आमीन

अमोल बिदेसियाँ

After reading the above lines, nothing more really remains to be said. The accolades continue to echo. The memories endure, the music sustains, the voice – Divine Voice, persists and prevails over all creation.

Mohmmed Rafi Sb – God’s Own.

Ameen

Video

Audio

Song – Nahin Ishq Mein Is Ka To Ranj Hamen  (Mirza Ghalib) (1954) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics – Bahadur Shah Zafar, MD – Ghulam Mohammed

Lyrics

nahin ishq mein is ka to ranj hamen
ke qaraar o shaqeb zara na raha
gham e ishq to apna rafeeq raha
koi aur balaa se raha naa raha

na thi haal ki jab hamen apni khabar
rahe dekhte auron ke aib o hunar
padi apni buraaion pe jo nazar
to nigaah mein koi bura na raha

zafar aadmi usko na jaaniyega
ho wo kaisa hi saahib e fehm o zaqaa
jise aish mein yaad e khuda na rahi
jise taish mein khauf e khuda na raha

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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नहीं इश्क़ में इसका तो रंज हमें
के करार ओ शक़ेब ज़रा ना रहा
ग़म ए इश्क़ तो अपना रफ़ीक़ रहा
कोई और बला से रहा ना रहा

ना थी हाल की जब हमें अपनी खबर
रहे देखते औरों के ऐब ओ हुनर
पड़ी अपनी बुराइयों पे जो नज़र
तो निगाह में कोई बुरा ना रहा

जफर आदमी उसको ना जानिएगा
हो वो कैसा ही साहिब ए फ़हम ओ ज़क़ा
जिसे ऐश में याद ए खुदा ना रही
जिसे तैश में खौफ ए खुदा ना रहा


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Blog Day :

5126 Post No. : 17077

Hullo Atuldom

“Farz Ki Jung” (1989) was a movie produced by Dalwinder Sohal and directed by R.P. Swamy. It was written by Amrit Aryan and released on 17th March 1989. It had a cast of Shashi Kapoor, Dalwinder Sohal, Raza Murad, Amrish Puri, Gita Siddharth, Iftikhar, Anjana Mumtaz, Ashalata, Padma Khanna, Bob Christo, Satyen Kappu, Master Bhagwan, etc. It had Govinda and Neelam too. Music was by Bappi Lahiri and songs were written Naqsh Lyallpuri and Anjaan. Asha Bhonsle, Chandrani Mukherjee, Alisha Chinoy, Vijay Benedict, were the playback singers used. Plus a surprise singer.

The movie was a run-of -the mill story of an honest cop (Shashi kapoor) who is falsely charged with possession of drugs. His mother dies of shock. He is imprisoned and comes out of jail a changed man and becomes a criminal. The stage is now set for his younger brother (Dalwinder Sohal), who has been assigned the task of bringing the criminal to book.

I haven’t seen or heard anything about this film so I am not in a position to know what role Govinda has. But my interest was kindled when I read that this film has a song in the voice of the legendary Mohd. Rafi. (the surprise that I mentioned in a previous paragraph). Possibly it was the only highlight of this movie. I have also read that it was recorded sometime in 1980 for another movie (“Hari Bhari”, I think) which was shelved. That song found a life when it was used in this movie. Thus Govinda became the youngest actor on whom a Mohd. Rafi was filmed.

A few years back when I was looking to see if there was any song of Anil Kapoor sung by Mohd. Rafi (as Anil Kapoor had started his journey in films sometime in 1977, acting debut came in 1980). This song was the closest I could find. But Govinda seems to have been luckier than other debutants of that period- Sunny Deol, Sanjay Dutt, Kumar Gaurav, Anil Kapoor, Jackie Shroff etc. I don’t even know the box-office fate of this film ‘Farz Ki Jung’ but let us not delve on that.

Today on the occasion of Rafisaab’s 42nd anniversary we are having this song. I am not attempting a biography of this singer, which Hindi film music lover doesn’t know about him; even the new generation cannot escape his magic -the song from “Fanney Khan” (2018) is an example. I am not even going to list out any of my favourite songs sung by the legend for fear making a long list and still not writing out all.

As Mohd. Rafi has sung in a song of his

“Tum mujhe yun bhula na paaoge
jab kabhi bhi sunoge geet mere
sang sang tum bhi gun gunaoge”

humming his songs and thinking of The Mohd. Rafi


Song-Phool ka shabaab kya husn e maahtaab kya (Farz Ki Jung)(1989) Singer-Rafi, MD-Bappi Lahiri

Lyrics

phool ka shabaab kya
husn e maahtaab kya
aap to bas aap hain
aap ka jawaab kya
aap ka jawaab kya
phool ka shabaab kya
husn e maahtaab kya
aap to bas aap hain
aap ka jawaab kya
aap ka jawaab kya

zulfon se khele mahki hawaayen
uff ye jawaani
uff ye adaayen
uff ye jawaani
uff ye adaayen
surkh lab ke saamne
shokhi ye gulaab kya
phool ka shabaab kya
husn e maahtaab kya
aap to bas aap hain
aap ka jawaab kya
aap ka jawaab kya

aankhon mein tauba
kitna nasha hai
main kya ye mausam behka hua hai
laayegi ye mastiyaan koi bhi sharaab kya
phool ka shabaab kya
husn e maahtaab kya
aap to bas aap hain
aap ka jawaab kya
aap ka jawaab kyaa aa
aap ka jawaab kya

gore badan se
lipta hua hai
paani ki dekho taqdeer kya hai
paani ki dekho taqdeer kya hai
yoonhi dekhta rahoon
main haseen khwaab kya
phool ka shabaab kya
husn e maahtaab kya
aap to bas aap hain
aap ka jawaab kya
aap ka jawaab kya aa
aap ka jawaab kya


This article is written by nahm, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a 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.

Blog Day :

5126 Post No. : 17076

Remembering Mohammed Rafi on his 42nd death anniversary.

This is the date, which brings me back from a brief hiatus.
Over the years we have been celebrating this anniversary with various contributors and writers pouring their own thought out about Rafi Sahab in innumerable posts in the blog.

Rafi Sahab is the 2nd highest contributor to the blog, with 3202 songs posted and first is inevitably Lata Mangeshkar with 3793 songs. These two are closely followed by Asha Bhonsle with 2955 songs posted in the blog. Among these giant artists, Rafi Sahab held his own. No other male singer is in the same league with such volume of songs.

As usual, looking for a song to post, I got hold of a few Rafi songs from the 50’s decade, and saved the links and info on a new file. The final selection was a fun and mischief song, and I thought I always end up posting a happy sounding song for death anniversary and a sad song for birth anniversary. Then just as I was to start writing the post, I thought of the film Aas Paas (1980) and found that the film’s following 3 songs only are posted:

Song Date of post
Tum jo chale gaye to hogi badi kharaabi 31 March 2009
Hamko bhi gham ne maara 6 December 2013
Shahar mein charcha hai 31 March 2019

This leaves the last film song recorded by Rafi sahab, not posted. So, I decided that it is time for this one to feature on this 42nd anniversary. This is a four liner snippet(Qata’a), but the sheer significance and the world of meanings and emotions expressed in the words by Anand Bakshi, compositions by Laxmikant-Pyarelal and the melodiously emotive voice of Rafi Sahab, makes this a classic on its own. He gives his all and more to these four lines in his own fashion, as only he could.

A trivia about the film, related to Rafi sahab:

• Director J. Om Prakash dedicated this film to singer Mohammed Rafi. The dedication in the film’s opening credits read “I dedicate this film to Mohd. Rafi, a great friend, a great human being and a great singer. He sang the last song of his life for this film. His loving memory will live forever with his songs.”.

“Aas Paas” was only one of the spates of films, in which Rafi sahab’s songs were there and some where no songs were there, which were dedicated to him. As per Wikipedia page, after his death, numerous Hindi movies were dedicated to Rafi, including: Allah Rakha, Mard, Coolie, Desh-Premee, Naseeb, Aas-Paas and Heeralal-Pannalal.

The major hit films of 1980, Qurbani (1980), Dostana (1980), Karz (1980), The Burning Train (1980), Abdullah (1980), Shaan (1980), Aasha (1980), Aap To Aise Na The (1980), Naseeb (1981) and Zamaane Ko Dikhana Hai (1981) had Rafi songs.

I have heard Pyarelal of Laxmikant Pyarelal duo, talk of this song’s recording in various interviews and TV shows. Rafi sahab had recorded the duet “Shehar mein charcha hai’ for the film and was about to leave the recording studio. Laxmikant Pyarelal suddenly remembered that this snippet to play at the end of the film is also to be recorded. They requested him to record it too, and as usual Rafi Sahab had no qualms in doing as requested. Another version of the same day’s events says that, after recording the snippet, Rafi sahab was leaving, and uncharacteristically, he asked Laxmikant Pyarelal, “Achha to main chalun?”. The duo was perplexed, as Rafi sahab never asked for permission in this way. A few days later the end came on the night of 31st July.

This was the way it was meant to happen, was written in destiny. Fitting too in a way, that Rafi sahab’s last song should be with a team with whom he sang highest no. of songs. As a swan song, this song has left an indelible mark on the memories of our generation and for generations to come.

One cannot help but wonder, where would we be, how incomplete we would have been without this eternal voice, the unabashed ‘aashique’ for romantic songs, the qawwal who could call himself ‘Mansoor’ and also ‘Akbar Ilahbadi’ , who routinely would switch to 4 different voices while singing for 4 bit actors, in the same breath. The one, who was called the God’s voice and the one who could effortlessly emote, while singing any type of song in any meter and at any pitch.

The voice of carefree Dev Anand, the generous Sunil Dutt, the mischief of Shammi Kapoor, the majnooniyat of Rishi Kapoor, the rustic suaveness of Dilip Kumar, the ‘jin’ness of Mehmood, the tipsy Johnny walker, the earnest tragedy of Guru Dutt, the seriousness of Bharat Bhooshan, the cut n dried Rajendra Kumar, the aristocrat Raj Kumar, the brash Jeetendra, the chocolaty Navin Nischal and Sanjay Khan, and the crispy wit of Shashi Kapoor, the unevenness of Rajesh Khanna and the heady rise of Amitabh Bachchan.

Did we really get to capture 100 shades of rainbow colours and still complaining……ungrateful? Having witnessed a pinnacle of human civilization, a miraculous creation of God Almighty, I am forever thankful and grateful, for being born in the Rafi era and not before.

Video:

Audio:

Song-Tu kahin aas paas hai dost (Aas Paas)(1980) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal

Lyrics

Tere aane ki ee
aas hai dost….
shaam phir kyun
udaas
hai ae ae dost…..
mehki mehki fizaa aa
yeh kehti hai ae
tu kahin
aas paas hai dost
tu kahin
aas paas hai dost

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Devnagri Script lyrics
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तेरे आने की ई
आस है दोस्त….
शाम फिर क्युं
उदास
है ए ए दोस्त…..
महकी महकी फ़िज़ा अ
यह कहती है ए ए
तु कहीं
आस पास है दोस्त
तु कहीं
आस पास है दोस्त


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Blog Day :

5126 Post No. : 17075

Today 31st July we remember the ‘divine voice’ of Hindi Film Music Late Shri Mohd Rafi Sahab on his Remembrance Day and pay our tributes to him on this blog.

Mohd Rafi left this world on 31st July 1980. Forty-two years have passed since he left this world. But, for the music lovers, not a single day passes without his voice ‘singing’ around us …

On this blog there have been many passionate, heartfelt, lovable posts on Rafi Saab in the past and they will continue in the future too.

I am not going to write about Rafi Saab’s voice, his songs or his personality and the many incidences which have been known to us about his generosity and all.

I would like to pay my tributes today to Rafi Saab by presenting one of his songs which touched me very much. I had come across this song during the month of January this year when it was being played on ‘Vividh Bharati’. I can now guess that it must be around 14th January the ‘Remembrance Day’ of music director Chitragupt ji. This programme was dedicated to him. Since then, I had listened to this song many times. Not only the singing of this song, but the whole composition is ‘simply great’ in terms of its lyrics and music. Lyrics for this song are by Shailendra ji.

This song is from the Bhojpuri movie or rather the ‘first Bhojpuri movie’ ‘Ganga Maiyya Tohe Piyari Chadhaibo-1962’.
So far, two songs from this movie have been posted on the blog.

This movie made its’ debut on the blog on 23.04.2015 with its song ‘kaahe bansuriya bajaule re sudh bisraule’.
This post was presented by Shri. Sudhir jee and I would like to reproduce here what he has mentioned about this movie in his post.

This is the first Bhojpuri film that was made in India. An interesting anecdote behind its creation. At an film awards ceremony in late 1950s, the then President of India, Babu Rajendra Prasad, who hails from Bihar, spoke with Nazir Hussain, the renowned character actor, also from Bihar. The president queries why not make films in Bhojpuri language. In fact, Nazir Sb was already preparing a script for a Bhojpuri film, with this title. He promised the president that it will happen soon.
Nazir Husain discussed the script with Bimal Roy, but he did not express any great amount of interest in the project. A later chance meeting with Bishwanath Prasad, a businessman and a film distributor and exhibitor in Bihar, led to a more interested commitment, and the film was launched with financing from the businessman. The film was completed in 1962. A special screening was arranged for the President, before the public release. The film was released to public in 1963.

The title of the film refers to a tradition in Bihar that says, ‘Mother Ganga, I will offer you the auspicious yellow sari’. The word ‘piyari’ represent the yellow sari. The tradition is that people will pray to Mother Ganges, and place their wish to her, in their prayers. On the fulfilment of their wishes, they will make an offering the auspicious yellow sari, to Mother Ganges.

“Ganga Maiyya Tohe Piyari Chadhaibo-1962” was directed by Kundan Kumar for ‘Nirmal Pictures’.
It had Kumkum, Aseem Kumar, Nazir Hussain, Tiwari, Mishra, Helen, Leela Mishra, Bhagwan Sinha, Tun Tun, Mangala Prasad, T.N. Sinha, Keshav Rana, Amal Sen, Kesarbai, Mastram, Bhushan Tiwari, Daya Devi, Dubey, Kumari Padma and others.

This movie had six songs (including one multiple version song) written by Shailendra and composed to music by Chitragupt.

Lata Mangeshkar, Suman Kalyanpur, Usha Mangeshkar, and Mohd Rafi had given their voices to the songs in this movie.

Today’s song is sung by Rafi Saab and on screen it is played in the background when the heroine of the movie Kumkum is getting married. Also seen the picturisation of this song is Leela Mishra, Nazir Hussain, Aseem Kumar, and many other artistes.

This song sung by Rafi Sahab is the only song sung by him in this movie (as per the list of songs and singers mentioned for them in HFGK Vol-IV (1961-1970).

Let us now listen to this heart wrenching song sung by none other than Rafi Sahab.

(I would also like to given here a brief translation of this song mentioned on a You Tube link by a enthusiastic reader

Shut in a cage of gold, the bird’s heart is sad, the branch of the tree is broken, the nest is scattered, and the blue sky is lost forever. With tear filled eyes the mute bird, the beloved daughter of her mother, is going away to an unknown place. O my father these pearls of my tears I leave behind with you. Her friends kept shedding tears as the hunter took the bird away. My dear forget about me and let go off all the hopes of our meting again.

Video


Audio

Song-Sonwa ke pinjra mein (Ganga Maiyya Tohre Piyari Chadhaibo)(1962) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Shailendra, MD-Chitragupta

Lyrics

sonwa ke pinjra mein
band bhail haaye raam
chirayi ke jiyawa udaas
toot gayile daaliyaa
chhitar gayile khotwaa
toot gayile daaliyaa
chhitar gayile khotwaa
chhoot gayile neel re aakaash
sonwa ke pinjra mein
band bhail haaye raam
chirayi ke jiyawa udaas

chhal chhal naina nihaare
chup chirayi
chalali bideswa re maiyya ke duaarui
chhal chhal naina nihaare
chup chirayi
chalali bideswa re maiyya ke duaarui
aansooaa ke motiyaa nisaani more
baabulaa
aansooaa ke motiyaa nisaani more
baabulaa
dhari gayile ham tohre paas
sonwa ke pinjra mein
band bhail haaye raam
chirayi ke jiyawa udaas

bilkhat rahi gayili sang ke saheliyaa
le gayil baandh ke nithur re baheliya
bilkhat rahi gayili sang ke saheliyaa
le gayil baandh ke nithur re baheliya
more man mitwaa bhula de ab hamraa ke
more man mitwaa bhula de ab hamraa ke
chhodi de milan ke tu aas
sonwa ke pinjra mein
band bhail haaye raam
chirayi ke jiyawa udaas


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Blog Day :

5125 Post No. : 17074

“Daak Baabu”(1954) was producer and directed by Lekhraj Bhakri for Jubilee Pictures, Bombay. The movie had Nadira, Kuldip Kaur, Talat Mahmood, Yashodhara Katju, Radha Kishan, Manmohan Krishna, Ram Avatar, Roshan, Uma, Munshi, Ranjhodh,Ramdayal, P.N.Sharma etc in it.

“Daak Baabu”(1954) had eleven songs in it. Six songs have been covered so far.

Here is the seventh song from “Daak Baabu”(1954) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. Chaand Pandit is the lyricist. Music is composed by Dhaniram.

Only audio of the song is available. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of the song.

Lyrics of the song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

audio link:

Song-Ae dil khushee se pea le (Daak Baabu)(1954) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Chaand Pandit, MD-Dhaniram

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

ae ae dil khushee se pee le ae ae ae
aansoo ye pyaar ke hain
ae ae dil khushee se pee le ae ae ae
aansoo ye pyaar ke hain
inn aansoo`on mein tukdey ae
meri pukaar ke hain..aen…aen
aansoo ye pyaar ke hain
ae ae dil khushee se pee ley ae ae ae
aansoo ye pyaar ke hain

nazron mein bas rahee hain
raahee ki laakh raahein
kab tak bichhee rahengee ee
raahon mein ye ae nigaahein
qismat mein ab to shaayad
din intezaar ke hain aen aen aen
aansoo ye pyaar ke hain
ae ae dil khushee se pee le ae ae ae
aansoo ye pyaar ke hain

yoon baat badhtey badhtey
ik ban gayaaa..aaa fasanaa
dushman hi bann gayaa hai ae
hum par jaisey(?) zamaanaa
ik jaan hai ae bechaaree
taaney hazaar ke hain aen aen aen
aansoo ye pyaar ke hain
ae ae dil khushee se pee le aey ae aey ae ae
aansoo ye pyaar ke hain ..aen


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Blog Day :

5124 Post No. : 17073

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2012-2022) – Song No. 76
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This date ten years ago (viz 29 July 2012) saw eight songs from eight different movies getting covered in the blog.

Here are the details:-

Blog Post number Song Movie (Year) Remarks
6323 Man dol rha hai Qeemat(1946) Movie YIPPEED by now
6324 Ye baat koi samjhaaye re Sazaa (1951) Movie YIPPEED by now
6325 Man veena madhur boley Jai Singh (1959) 2 songs covered out of 8 by now
6326 Hamne raat guzaari taare gin gin ke Raagini (1958) Movie YIPPEED by now
6327 Murli bajaaye pyaare poonam ke chaand ne Sajni (1956) 5 songs covered out of 6 by now
6328 Bade pyaar se toone dil mein Qatl(1986) 2 songs covered out of 5 by now
6329 Dekho jee dekho sun lo ye baat Singapore (1960) Movie YIPPEED by now
6329 Haseenon ki aankhon ka taara rahoonga Pyaar Ka Sapna (1969) 3 songs covered out of 6 by now

It can be observed that four movies (out of eight) whose songs were covered on this date ten years ago have since been YIPPEED. That leaves us with four movies that are eligible for Blog Ten Year Challenge today (29 July 2022).

“Jai Singh”(1959) is one movie which is eligible for Blog Ten Year Challenge.

“Jai Singh”(1959) was directed by Yoganand for R.R.Productions, Madras. This movie, seemingly dubbed from original South India version, had Waheeda Rehman, Anjli devi, N.T.Rama Rao, S.V.Ranga rao, Relangi, Gummadi Kanta Rao, K.V.S.Sharma, Raajnaala, Rushyendra Mani etc in it.

The movie had eight songs in it. Two songs have been covered so far.

Here is the third song from “Jai Singh”(1959). It is sung by Lata and Usha Mangeshkar. Prem Dhawan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Ramesh Naidu.

Only audio of the song is available. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of the song.

Lyrics of the song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

audio link:


Song-Man soona tere bin hoye re (Jai Singh)(1959) Singers-Lata Mangeshkar, Usha Mangeshkar, Lyrics-Prem Dhawan, MD-Ramesh Naidu

Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra)

hoo oo ooo ooo ooo
ooo oooo oooo
oo ooo oo oo
ooo oooo oooo
ooo ooo oo
oooo oooo
mann soonaa tere..ae bin hoye rey ae ae
mann soonaa tere…ae bin hoye
chaand aayaa
tu aa jaa rey balmaa…aaa…aa
man soonaa terey bin hoye
chaand aayaa
tu aa jaa rey balmaa…aaa…aa
mann soonaa tere bin hoye

preet sakhee na lagaa chaand se
meet kiskaa banaa chaand ho o o ho ooo ho o
preet sakhee na lagaa chaand se
meet kiskaa banaa chaand ho o
ho ooo ho o ho o o ho o o
dil leke ye ae chalaa jaaye ho jee
dil deke jee dekho mazaa

ho o ooo ooo ho oo
ho ooooo ho ooo oooo
jo khaaye ye teer sakhi…eee…eee
jo khaaye ye teer sakhee
wo hee jaane ji
kyaa dard hai pyaar kaa
mann soona terey bin hoye

ye sochke…ae o jee ye jaan ke
dekho dil ko lagaanaa zaraa…aaa
ye sochke..ae o jee ye jaan ke
dekho dil ko lagaanaa zaraa
hoo o ooo ho
apney naheen banthe/bann ke/balki sapney sakhi
mann sochey na samjhe ye baathein kabhi
ho o ooo ooo hho oo
man soona tere..ae bin hoye rey ae ae
man soona tere…ae bin hoye
chaand aayaa
tu aa jaa rey balmaa…aaa
mann soonaa tere..ae bin hoye


This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a 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.

Blog Day :

5123 Post No. : 17072 Movie Count :

4613

A QUEST FOR THE UNKNOWN !

Today’s song is a comedy song from the film Dr.Ramesh aka Dr.Romesh-1949.

Last year, at the beginning of the Rainy season, I had gone to our Farm House at Malavali (near Lonavala) with my family. It is a cool place for relaxation. While talking to the watchman of our house, we came to know about a natural and very scenic waterfall between Malavali and Lonavala. It was, I think, called ” Johnson’s Waterfall” – a name I had never heard in my life. In fact no one in the group had heard about it. I took the address from him and the next day we set out to visit this waterfall. The driver heard the directions and the GPS was set for that location accordingly. We proceeded as per the guidance of Google GPS. After a few kilometers, the road became very narrow. When we proceeded on it, after a Km or so, we found that a big board was put across the road, proclaiming that this road was now closed forever.

We were stunned. We got down. There were few farmers looking at us with pity. On enquiry, we came to know that the said waterfall has now been closed for the visitors. We were advised by the farmers to go back. Now, the road was so narrow that it was impossible to turn around the car. The only way was to go in reverse till a wider road was available. We were forced to do so and finally turned around the car after 2 kms of reverse travel. The disappointment was greater than the trouble we had to undergo. All our enthusiasm to see the hitherto unseen waterfall was washed away ! You can only imagine our sunken faces and drooping shoulders.

Why I am telling you about this case of disappointment here is because last week once again I experienced this same feeling of disappointment, in the case of the film Dr. Ramesh-1949. When Jaffer Bhai uploaded 4 songs of this film, I was wondering whether these songs were already discussed on the Blog. I immediately checked up the ‘ List of songs-Moviewise” on the blog and to my delight, I found that ” Dr. Ramesh” songs were not yet discussed here. I was very happy that I got a chance now to write about a ‘ Debuting ‘ film. To get further details about the film, I opened the HFGK and came to the page of this film.

This is when I remembered my trip to ‘ Johnson Waterfalls ‘ near Lonavala. The page of ‘ Dr. Ramesh was totally BLANK ! Only the name of the film and mukhadas of some songs were seen. Other than that there was no other information about the Director, Music Director, Lyricist or even the film’s cast. I was stunned. All my enthusiasm about writing on this film and its song withered away instantly. I had reached a Dead End !

Then I tried every arrow in my armour. I searched for this film on Google, all books, all known sites of film and songs. Perhaps some information would have been available if this film was made in Bombay, Poona, Kolhapur or even Madras. Unfortunately this film was made By Dev Darshan films in Calcutta. So no information was available. Finally and desperately, I wrote mails to Shri Hamraz ji and Harish Raghuwanshi ji. While Harish ji declared “No Information”, it was the prompt response of hamraz ji that he would give me ‘some’ information next day-it was already 10 pm in the night.

True to his words, next before 9 am, Hamraz ji’s mail came with ‘ some ‘ information. I am thankful to him that he replied so quickly to my query and gave whatever was available with him about this film. What he gave was this –
1. Director….Prakash Bakshi
2. Music Director….Kali pad Sen aka K.P.Sen
3. Lyricist…. Rangeen
4. Cast…. Naeem,Maya, Channi, Balqees, Haqumat, Pinaki, K.C.Verma and Kavish.

This was my last chance of getting information and he gave it to me, but I was no wiser. None of these names (except K.P.Sen with only his 4 films’ names known) I received were known to me and all these names were heard by me for the first time in my life ! Now my quest for information about these names started. Lo and Behold ! I came across the big disappointment once more. I could not get any information on any of these names anywhere on the Net or in any books.

You know this is the problem with Bengali films and artistes. Their information is not easily available in any other language, possibly except Bangla. This is because Bengalis, I feel, generally do not believe in the world outside Bengal. I understand they have a problem with the Hindi language. Even South film artistes too have the same problems. But then this is how we have missed out on the arts and talents of Bangla artistes and other experts.

Anyway, the gist of the matter is I have no information on the film, its director, MD, Lyricist or any of the Cast members. Now, what does one do when he has hit his head against a boulder ? What can I write in this post on this very good comedy song from this film ? Nothing ! The last straw on the Camel’s back was that the singer’s name is Dwijen Choudhary, about whom also I do not know anything !

This is the failed story of the ” Quest for a Film’s information “. Now let us forget it and enjoy this really very good song from the film Dr. Ramesh aka Dr.Romesh-1949.

The movie “Dr Ramesh”(1949) as well as the singer Dwijen Chawdhary make their debuts in the blog with this song.


Song-Compoundary bhi kitni museebat ka kaam hai(Dr Ramesh)(1949) Singer-Dwijen Chawdhury, Lyrics-Rangeen, MD-K P Sen

Lyrics

compoundary bhi kitni museebat ka kaam hai
compoundary bhi kitni museebat ka kaam hai
ho doctor na paas to jeena haraam hai
ho doctor na paas to jeena haraam hai
compoundary bhi kitni museebat ka kaam hai

dispensary mein ye jo dawaayen hain
is kadar
quonine soda iodine aur ye tincture
har roz inse main hi banaata hoon mixture
har roz inse main hi banaata hoon mixture
kaaghaz ki is ?? ke likh deta hai doctor
har kaam main karoon
magar doctor ka naam hai
compoundary bhi kitni museebat ka kaam hai

aate hain ghoorte huye ae ae ae ae
aate hain ghoorte huye mujhko mareez sab
jaise sabhi ke dard aur dukh ka main hoon sabab
inko na kuchh lihaaj kisi ka na hai adab
inko na kuchh lihaaj kisi ka na hai adab
aur inke is salook pe dil keh raha hai ab
dispensary ko door se mera salaam hai
compoundary bhi kitni museebat ka kaam hai

khaali hai pet
khaali hai pet paas rasad hai na maal hai
dispensary mei ab mera rehna muhaal hai
khaali hai pet paas rasad hai na maal hai
dispensary mei ab mera rehna muhaal hai
aate hain jo mareez to unka ye haal hai
aate hain jo mareez to unka ye haal hai
paisa koi nikaal ke de kya majaal hai
roti ka koi jikar na shaam(?) hai
compoundary bhi kitni museebat ka kaam hai
compoundary bhi kitni museebat ka kaam hai


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Blog Day :

5122 Post No. : 17071

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2012-2022) – Song No. 75
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This date ten years ago (viz 27 July 2012) saw four songs from four different movies getting covered in the blog.

Here are the details:-

Blog Post number Song Movie (Year) Remarks
6314 Ye kaun chala haay ye kaun chala Dard (1947) Movie YIPPEED by now
6315 O pagley der na hogi palchhin ki Kinaare Kinaare (1963) Movie YIPPEED by now
6316 Chanda ka ran liye taaron ka sang liye Harihar Bhakti(1956) 4 songs out of 11 covered so far
6317 Kisne dekha hai kal kisko kal ki khabar Heeralal Pannalal(1978) 4 songs out of 6 covered so far

It can be observed that two movies (out of four) whose songs were covered on this date ten years ago have since been YIPPEED. That leaves us with two movies that are eligible for Blog Ten Year Challenge today (27 July 2022).

“Harihar Bhakti”(1956) is one of the movies eligible for Blog Ten Year Challenge today.

“Harihar Bhakti”(1956) was directed by C Raghuveer for Raghuvir chitra niketan, Bombay. The movie had Asha Mathur, Trilok Kapoor, Vivek, Maruti, Shahu Modak, Ulhas, Durga Khote, Indira, Hira Sawant, Ramesh Sinha, Rajank Kapoor etc in it.

“Harihar Bhakti”(1956) had eleven songs in it. Four songs have been covered so far.

Here is the fifth song from “Harihar Bhakti”(1956) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. S P Kalla is the lyricist. Music is composed by K Datta.

Only audio of the song is available. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of the song.

Lyrics of the song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

Audio link:

Song-Main lajwanti hoon naar (Harihar Bhakti)(1956) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-S P Kalla, MD-K Datta

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

aa…aaa…aaa….aaa….
aaa aa aa aaaa…aaa

main lajwanti hoon naar
main lajwanti hoon naar
rokaa..aaa kyun bataao
mohey..ae na sataao
rokaa kyun bataao
mohey..ae na sataao
main lajwanti hoon naar

tumse main kehti hoon..on sau baar
aaa aaa aaa aaaaa
aaa aaa aaa aaaaa
tumse main kehti hoon…oon sau baar
peechhey..ae hat jaao
mohey…ae na sataao
mohey…ae na sataao
main lajwanti hoon naar
main lajwanti hoon naar

padee laaj ki bedi pag mein
mosey chalaa na jaaye
kadam kadam haaye patli kamariyaa
lachak lachak reh jaaye
ghoor ghoor kar mujhe na dekho o
ghoor ghoor kar mujhe na dekho
zulm sahaa naa jaa…aa aa aa aaa…aaye
biktaa naahin galiyon mein pyaar
aaa aaa aaa aaa aaa
aa aaa aaa aa aa aaa
biktaa naahin galiyon mein pyaar
mohey ae na banaao
mohey…ae na banaao
mohey…ae na sataao
main lajwanti hoon naar
main lajwanti hoon naar

binaa baat peechey padte
kaisi mardon ki jaat
aankh churakar ye kartey andar hee andar ghaat
lekin takkar sambhal ke lenaa
bigad jaayegi baa aa aa aa aaa…aaat
dekho mosey jaaogey haar
aaa aaa aa aa
aaa aaa aaa aaaaa
aaa aaa aaa aaaaa
dekho mosey jaaogey haar
aankhein na dikhaao
aankhein…aen na dikhaao
mohey..ae na sataao
main lajwanti hoon naar
main lajwanti hoon naar


This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a 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.

Blog Day :

5121 Post No. : 17070

Today’s song is from the film Intezar ke baad-1947.

1947 was the year of our Independence and this was also the year in which the highest number of Hindi films were made-187 ! This record remained unbroken till 1985 when 187 Hindi films were made. That means from 1931 to 1984 – a span of more than 50 years – thi record remained unbeaten. Even for the All India film count of all languages was the highest till 1947 – it was 280 films. This of course was broken sooner when in 1949, a total of 291 films of all languages were made in the country.

When the quantity increases without a valid reason, it usually damages the quality.Although few landmark Hindi films were made in 1947, like Jugnu,Do Bhai, Dard, Mirza Sahibaan, Shehnai, Elaan, Parwana, Saajan, Neelkamal, Aap ki sewa mein,Meerabai (of M.S.Subbulaxmi), Naatak, Sidoor etc., most others were below par. This possibly happened as there was a deluge of migrating Muslim film artistes from India to Pakistan and they completed their films somehow to fulfil ther contractual responsibilities. Thus not much attention was given to quality, but to complete the film.

Intezar ke baad-47 was also one such film. Based on an unbelievable flimsy story, directed by a veteran of silent films and a lusterless musical score made this film an ordinary movie to remember. The film was directed by G.P.Pawar, a fall out of the silent era. The music was by Aziz Khan aka Aziz Hindi. A point to note was, however, that few old time artistes like Shantarin, Shanta Kumari and madhav kale etc. featured in the film. The cast, besides these artistes, consisted of Jeevan, Rahaman,Husn Ara, Gope, Rajkumar, madhukar gupte, Shanta Patel, Vijaya etc. The story of this film was….

The Zamindar of Ratanpur had no child for a long time. At last he got a charming daughter. His wife fought with him bitterly when he was drunk and left the home with the baby. She left the baby at the doorsteps of Dada patel- a kind gentleman and then she committed suicide. Eventually the baby grows up into a beautiful girl-Shama. The zamindar also adopts an orphan-Mohan, who too grows up.
A local merchant Fakirchand wants to marry his daughter Shaila to Mohan- who is a wayward wasted young boy and he wants to marry Shama. Shama loves another good person-Dr. Ajay who also loves her. The Dewan of the zamindar blackmails zamindar to expose that his son Mohan is actually the dewan’s own son. He also blackmails Dada patel to expose that Shama is not his daughter. When Mohan learns all this, he kills Dewan.
The police arrest him. In the court everything is exposed and Mohan is jailed for 2 years. Dr. Ajay and Shama get married. After Mohan comes out he is a reformed person. He gets married to Shaila. All’s well that ends well ( and the audience is happy that the film has ended ! ).

2 names from this film attracted me. One was actress Shanta kumari. To get some information on Shanta Kumari, I had spent a few years and had scanned several sources like books and sites etc. Finally, here is her information that I collated from several sources.

Miss Shanta Kumari , a forgotten name of early Bollywood, who championed in both silent and talkies (please do not confuse with the South Indian actress of the same era).
Miss Shanta Kumari was born in 1904 to a family of ten and entered silent movies at the age of sixteen (1920). She worked in 1920 s with the Sharada film company ( Kala Pahad, 1927) with Master Vitthal and later joined Delhi’s Great Eastern film company ( Bhai ki Kasai, 1928, Pilgrims of Love 1929, Kumud Kumari 1929). She later joined the Ranjit film company ( later Ranjit Movietone) and acted with Eddie Billimoria in Prince Charming (1930) & Castles in the Air (1930). In 1930 also she worked with Kohinoor Film Company for the movie Arya Kanya (1930). Since she was a very accomplished singer and dancer she hadn’t got any difficulty in entering Talkies and excelled in Talkies. She made her debut talkie with Shri Krishna Film Company’s Heer Ranjha (1931). Her some other memorable early Talkies were Lanka Dahan (1933), Hatim Tai (1933), Bulbul-e- Punjab(1933), Bhoola Shikar (1933), Aaj Kal (1934), Sinhasan (1934), Baal Hatya (1935)

Shanta Kumari was very beautiful. After her first Talkie film Heer Ranjha-1931, came many films, including 4 parts of the film Hatimtai-33, in which she was Heroine Husnbanu. In film Sant Tulsidas-34, she sang along with even G N Joshi, famous classical singer of those times and later on an officer in H.M.V. Recording section. Due to her good singing, till 1936 she sang on A.I.R. Bombay. In 1940, she got married to Sound Recordist Kothari. In the later period, she acted in some famous films like Bharat Milap-42, Ramrajya-43, Prithvi Vallabh-43, Gwalan-46, Ram Vivah-49 and Grih Laxmi-49. After a gap, she appeared in the film Toofan aur Diya-56. She acted in few C grade films and her last film was Toofani Tarzan-62. She acted in 27 films and sang 21 songs in 8 films. She died on 18-1-2006 ( information collated from Beete kal ke sitare by Shriram Tamrakar, MuvYz,interview by V S Nigam on medium.com and book The lost Treasure by K.Pasupuleti with thanks).

The other name was singer Munawar Sultana. There was an actress Munawar Sultana working in Indian films from 1941 (Khazanchi) to 1956 (Jallad), but she never sang and the singer Munawar Sultana never acted in any film-here or in Pakistan. Still, due to similarity in names, people mixed up these two artistes. Here is the singer’s information.

Munawar Sultana was a film playback singer of Pakistan active in the 1950s. She was born on 8-11-1924 at Lahore. She started her career in the mid-1940s as a radio and film playback singer. She used to take music lessons from the renowned music director Ghulam Haider. She started singing in Hindi films. She sang 25 songs in 14 Hindi films. The films were Shukriya-44,Dhamki-45, Behram Khan-46, Aai Bahar, Pagdandi-47, Mehendi, Intezar ke baad, Ek roz, But Tarash, Rooprekha, Reet, Patjhad, Chup chup ke and Barsat ki ek raat-48.

After independence of Pakistan in 1947, Lahore film industry had to rebuild itself because most of the Hindu film studio owners decided to migrate to India and they left Lahore, Pakistan. Music Director Ghulam Ahmad Chishti, Munawar Sultana and Inayat Hussain Bhatti are mostly credited with bringing the dead music industry of Lahore back to life again.She also worked with music directors Rashid Attre, Safdar Hussain besides Ghulam Haider and Baba Chishti to produce many super-hit film songs in the 1950s.

She continued to work at the Radio Station, Lahore and recorded many popular Punjabi folk songs there as well. Munawar Sultana was known for her melodious voice among the Pakistani public. In the late 1950s,she married the then Station Director of Radio Pakistan, Lahore-Ayub Roomani.

Her marriage coupled with arrival of new playback singers-especially Zubaida Khanum and Naseem Begum ended her singing career. She started focusing more on her family life and kids. She died on 20 May 1995 in Lahore,Pakistan. (Information adapted from pak.mag and IMDB, with thanks.)

Today’s song is sung by Munawar Sultana. This is the second song from this film here.


Song- Meri beete jawaani mastaani (Intezaar Ke Baad)(1947) Singer-Munawar Sultana, Lyricist- C.Zaman, MD- Aziz Khan Hindi

Lyrics

Meri beete
Meri beete jawaani mastaani
haaye Raama
mere baanke balam nahin aaye
Meri beete
Meri beete jawaani mastaani
haaye Raama
mere baanke balam nahin aaye
mera dhak dhak ye nanha sa dhadke jiya
mera dhak dhak
mera dhak dhak ye nanha sa dhadke jiya
joban aaya
joban aaya
magar tum na aaye piyaa
haan
joban aaya
joban aaya
magar tum na aaye piyaa
kaun roothhi jawaani ko manaaye
haaye
kaun roothhi jawaani ko manaaye
haaye Raama
mere baanke balam nahin aaye
Meri beete
Meri beete jawaani mastaani
haaye Raama
mere baanke balam nahin aaye

gore gaalon ka
gore gaalon ka rangat gulaabi gayi(?)
baanke naina mere ab sharaabi nahin
ab to saawan bhi man ko na bhaaye
haaye
ab to saawan bhi man ko na bhaaye
haaye Raama
mere baanke balam nahin aaye

haaye aana naa
aana naa
hai sooni nagariya meri
ab to lelo piyaa jee khabariya meri
haaye na aana
aana aana
hai sooni nagariya meri
ab to lelo piya jee khabariya meri
aag birha ki man ko jalaaye
haaye
aag birha ki man ko jalaaye
haaye Raama
mere baanke balam nahin aaye
Meri beete
Meri beete jawaani mastaani
haaye Raama
mere baanke balam nahin aaye


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Blog Day :

5120 Post No. : 17069

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2012-2022) – Song No. 74
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This date ten years ago (viz 25 July 2012) saw three songs from three different movies getting covered in the blog.

Here are the details:-

Blog Post number Song Movie (Year) Remarks
6308 Inhi logon ne le leenha dupatta mora Himmat(1941) 2 songs covered out of 10
6309 Suno suno he nar naari Aage Badho(1947) Movie YIPPEED by now
6309 Jawaan jawaan husn ke rangeen ye kaafile Adventures of Robinhood (1965) Movie YIPPEED by now

It can be seen that two movies (out of three) whose songs were covered ten years ago on this date (25 July 2012) have since been YIPPEED. That leaves us with just one movie which is eligible for Blog Ten Years today (25 July 2022).

The eligible movie is “Himmat”(1941).

‘Himmat'(1941) was directed by Roop K Shorey for Kamal Movietone Limited. The movie had Ragni aka Ragini, Manorama, Majnu, Beg aka Baig, Zahoor Shah, Radha, Ghulam Qadir, Maalaa, Ramesh, Ranchhod, Jaan, Malti etc in it.

‘Himmat’ (1941) had ten songs in it. Two songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the third song from ‘Himmat’ (1941) to appear in the blog.

HFGK is silent about the singers of the song. But going by the comments posted by some knowledgeable readers on YouTube, I have considered Umrazia Begam and Karimdad Khan as the singers of this song. Aziz Kashmiri is the lyricist. Music is composed by Pt Gobindram.

Only audio of the song is available. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of the song.

Lyrics of the song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

Audio link:

Song-Main hoon Raani ek sunehri nagri ki (Himmat)(1941) Singers-Umrazia Begam , Karimdad Khan, Lyrics-Aziz Kashmiri, MD- Pandit Gobindram
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Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra)

main hoon raanee
main hoon raanee
main hoon raanee
main hoon raanee
ek sunehri nagri kee
ek sunehri nagri kee

main hoon raaja
main hoon raaja
main hoon raaja
main hoon raaja
ek sunehri nagri ka
ek sunehri nagri ka

meri nagri aisi sundar
meri nagri aisi sundar
jaise
chaandi kaa ho mandir
chaandi kaa ho mandir

meri nagri aisi sundar
meri nagri aisi sundar
jaise
soney kaa ho mandar
soney kaa ho mandar

main hoon apne ghar ka raaja
aur bajaaoon baaja
main hoon apne ghar ka raaja
aur bajaaoon baaja
main hoon raaja

raaja se hai raani sundar
raani se hai raaja sundar
raaja se hai raani sundar

hum donon mein kaun hai sundar
aao tumhein bataaoon
hum donon mein kaun hai sundar
aao tumhein bataaoon
hum donon hain ek baraabar
hum donon hain ek baraabar
jaise chaand aur sooraj
haan jaise chaand aur sooraj
ab naa ladna
kyon
ab naa ladna
mujhse darna

mujhse darna
hum milkar phulwaari banen
tum koyal ban kar gaao..oo
tum koyal ban kar gaao..oo
koyal bankar gaao..oo
koyal bankar gaao o o

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
————————————————

मैं हूँ रानी
मैं हूँ रानी
मैं हूँ रानी
मैं हूँ रानी
एक सुनहरी नगरी की
एक सुनहरी नगरी की

मैं हूँ राजा
मैं हूँ राजा
मैं हूँ राजा
मैं हूँ राजा
एक सुनहरी नगरी का
एक सुनहरी नगरी का

मेरी नगरी ऐसी सुन्दर
मेरी नगरी ऐसी सुन्दर
जैसे
चांदी का हो मन्दिर
चांदी का हो मन्दिर

मेरी नगरी ऐसी सुन्दर
मेरी नगरी ऐसी सुन्दर
जैसे
सोने का हो मन्दर
सोने का हो मन्दर

मैं हूँ अपने घर का राजा
और बजाऊँ बाजा
मैं हूँ अपने घर का राजा
और बजाऊँ बाजा
मैं हूँ राजा
राजा से है रानी सुन्दर
रानी से है राजा सुन्दर
राजा से है रानी सुन्दर

हम दोनों में कौन है सुन्दर
आओ तुम्हें बताऊँ
हम दोनों में कौन है सुन्दर
आओ तुम्हें बताऊँ
हम दोनों हैं एक बराबर
हम दोनों हैं एक बराबर
जैसे चाँद और सूरज
हाँ जैसे चाँद और सूरज
अब ना लड़ना
क्यों
अब ना लड़ना
मुझसे डरना
मुझसे डरना
हम मिलकर फुलवारी बनें
तुम कोयल बन कर गाओ॰॰ओ
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कोयल बन कर गाओ॰॰ओ
कोयल बन कर गाओ॰॰ओ


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