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Zindagi sanwar gayi mastiyon se bhar gayi

Posted on: July 7, 2022


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.

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Today’s song is from the film ‘Sindbad the Sailor’ (1952).

During our childhood, when we were in school, we were fond of different stories. Our school books contained interesting stories of kings, explorers and great souls. In those days most children used to read outside school books. Some kids were lucky whose grandparents told them stories from mythology and history. This not only gave entertainment but also helped build up good values of life. Some children liked mythology stories, some liked historical and yet some others liked adventure stories. The joint family culture helped develop the right kind of mindset and value addition.

I was a keen reader and I used to read whatever came to my hands – be it a book, magazine or even a newspaper. However, my choice was stories of adventure. Up to 10-15 years of age I read stories of Aladdin, Alibaba, Sindbad, Hatimtai, Navnath stories, Vedic stories, Ramayan-Mahabharat stories, historical stories and such stuff. After that age, I switched over to reading detective and mystery stories by Edgar Wallace, Earl Stanley Gardner, Agatha Christie, Arthur Connan Doyle, Berkeley Grey, Rodrik Graham, Ellery Queen, Brett Haliday, Peter Cheney, Sax Rhomer etc. I know all these names will be Greek and Latin to today’s generation. Those days were different. Today’s scenario is different. there is neither comparison nor criticism. Times change, the world changes. That was good for us, today’s generation likes something else. It is OK.

My point is some stories in this world are evergreen. For them there is no generation barrier, no age difference, no time change. They are immortal, in a sense. Stories from Arabian Nights, Sherlock Holmes, Ramayan – Mahabharat, Greek stories like Helen of Troy etc are ‘all time favorites’. These stories have provided entertainment to several generations. Over the long years, maybe the stories have changed to some extent too. Nevertheless, their entertainment value has remained constant.

Aladdin, Sindbad, Alibaba etc. are stories from The Arabian Nights. The history and story of Arabian Nights is interesting. Stories of Arabian Nights or 1001 Nights are so interesting that for many generations they have been a source of entertainment. Alibaba, Aladdin and Sindbad are the evergreen stories. Arabian Night stories evolved through a story which took place in Persia. King Shahriyar became a woman hater after he found that his wife was unfaithful to him. He not only killed her, but he started marrying a new girl every day, and on the second day of marriage the wife would be killed to avoid unfaithfulness.

The legend says that Scheherazade, the beautiful young daughter of the Vizier, decided to marry the king Shahriyar, against wishes of her family. On the first night of marriage, she started telling him a story which she left unfinished. Curious to know the story’s end, the king postponed her killing. On every night Scheherazade employed the same technique – finish the story from the previous day, from within that story, start a new story, and then keep that one unfinished that night. Thus she continued 1001 stories on 1001 nights. Finally the king changed his opinion and pardoned his wife.

These stories included historical stories, love tales, tragedies, comedies, poems, eroticas, stories of jinn, ghosts and apes, sorcerers, magicians etc. Places like Basra, Istanbul, Baghdad etc. were frequently mentioned in these stories. A lot of films have been made on different popular characters of Arabian Nights. Here is a short history of films made, it may not be complete but surely is an indicator of how the Indian film industry took advantage of the ready made interesting stories. These stories were liked by not only children, but also millions of adults – like me, for example.

A cursory look at the Film Title Index-1913 to 2012 by Hamraz ji tells us that the most popular stories are on Aladdin, Alibaba and Sinbad as well as Gul E Bakavli, besides films on other not so well known characters. In the Silent film era, films on Alibaba were made in 1927 (2 films); Aladdin in 1927 (2), 1928, 1931; Sindbad in 1930(2) and Arabian Nights – 1930. During the Talkie films, the first film on Alibaba was in 1932, then in 40, 46, 54(2), 66, 76, 77, 80 and 2004. On Aladdin in 35, 36, 39, 41, 49, 52 (2), 55, 57, 58, 66, 78, 82(2). On Sindbad in 46(2), 52(2), 58, 65 and 2000.

As always, the creative heads in the story departments of filmmakers invented titles like Alladin Ka Beta, Alladin Ki Beti, Aladdin and Laila. Similarly son and daughter were gifted to Alibaba and Sinbad and films made on them. The funniest title was ‘Sindbad, Alibaba and Aladdin’ (1965) ! On a quick check of HFGK entries for the 1940s decade we find that as many as 9 films were made in 1946 alone on these characters. Added were Baghdad Ka Chor, Hoor e Baghdad, Sher e Baghdad, Arab Ka Chand and Shah e Misr – in which actor Ajit debuted with his real name Hamid.

The frame story of Sindbad is – In the reign of Haroon Al Rasheed, a poor porter (coolie) feels tired and sits on a bench in the garden of a rich person. There he complains to God why there are rich persons who do nothing and poor persons who toil all day. The rich person hears this and calls the porter inside his house. After providing him food etc. they start conversation and learn that names of both are same – SINDBAD. The rich Sindbad tells him how he became so rich and describes his 7 sea voyages one by one. Thus starts each voyage story in detail and in first person. Surprisingly, Sindbad’s is the only story about a sailor’s voyages in the entire 1001 stories of The Arabian Nights !

Today’s song is from one of my favorite films – ‘Sindbad the Sailor’ aka ‘Sindbad Jahaazi’ (1952). The English people always called him SINBAD, but in India he is the popular SINDBAD. The film was produced by Balwant Bhatt and directed by his younger brother Nanabhai Bhatt – an action film veteran. The cast included Naseem – who entered the films in the 1930s with a bang and titled as having a ”pari chehra” due to her beauty. She was on the last part of her career. (After the entry of Madhubala, the crown of Beauty went to her and she was called “The Venus”). Ranjan was the hero. There was Pran and Nirupa Roy – who along with Pran played the role of a Villain in this film. And to imagine that she was already famous for her roles in mythological and religious films ! But then Nirupa Roy had done some action and stunt films too, fighting and winning over big goons ! The rest of the cast consisted of regulars for such types of films.

The Music Director was again my favorite – Chitragupt, the genuine melody maker of Hindi films. This wonderful duet is sung by Rafi and Shamshad, as only they could sing such lovely song. Enjoy this melodious duet. . .


Song- Zindagi sanwar gayee mastiyon se bhar gayee (Sindbad the Sailor)(1952) Singers- Shamshad Begam, Rafi, Lyricist- Shyam Hindi, MD- Chitragupta
Shamshad Begam + Rafi

Lyrics

zindagi sanwar gayi mastiyon se bhar gayi
jab se pyaar ki nazar dil mein hai utar gayi
zindagi sanwar gayi mastiyon se bhar gayi
jab se pyaar ki nazar dil mein hai utar gayi

baat nayi aa gayi
ho o o o o o
baat nayi aa gayi husn ke guroor mein
sar jhuka diya hai jo ishq ke huzoor mein
baat nayi aa gayi husn ke guroor mein
sar jhuka diya hai jo ishq ke huzoor mein
jaaneman wo aapki berukhi kidhar gayi

jab se pyaar ki nazar dil mein hai utar gayi

kaun hoon khabar nahin
ho o o o o o
kaun hoon khabar nahin
hosh kho chuki hoon main
bhool kar jahaan ko
teri ho chuki hoon main
kaun hoon khabar nahin
hosh kho chuki hoon main
bhool kar jahaan ko
teri ho chuki hoon main
ek din ki dillagi
kya se kya hai kar gayi
jab se pyaar ki nazar dil mein hai utar gayi

dil ko aaj kya hua
ho o o o o o
dil ko aaj kya hua
haath mein na aaye hain

dhadkanon ki taar par saaz saaz gaaye hai
dil ko aaj kya hua
haath mein na aaye hain

dhadkanon ki taar par saaz saaz gaye hai
kya kahu tumhe sanam dil pe kya gujar gayi
jab se pyar ki nazar dil mein hai utar gayi
zindagi sanvar gayi mastiyo se bhar gayi
jab se pyar ki nazar dil me hai utar gayi

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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ज़िंदगी संवर गई
मस्तियों से भर गई
जब से प्यार की नज़र
दिल में है उतर गई
ज़िंदगी संवर गई
मस्तियों से भर गई
जब से प्यार की नज़र
दिल में है उतर गई

बात नई आ गई
हो ओ ओ ओ ओ
बात नई आ गई
हुस्न के गुरूर में
सर झुका दिया है जो
इश्क़ के हुज़ूर में
बात नई आ गई
हुस्न के गुरूर में
सर झुका दिया है जो
इश्क़ के हुज़ूर में
जानेमन वो आपकी
बेरुखी किधर गई
जब से प्यार की नज़र
दिल में है उतर गई

कौन हूँ खबर नहीं
हो ओ ओ ओ ओ
कौन हूँ खबर नहीं
होश खो चुकी हूँ मैं
भूल कर जहान् को
तेरी हो चुकी हूँ मैं
कौन हूँ खबर नहीं
होश खो चुकी हूँ मैं
भूल कर जहान् को
तेरी हो चुकी हूँ मैं
एक दिन की दिल्लगी
क्या से क्या है कर गई
जब से प्यार की नज़र
दिल में है उतर ग

दिल को आज क्या हुआ
हो ओ ओ ओ ओ
दिल को आज क्या हुआ
हाथ में ना आए है
धड़कनों के तार पर
साज़ साज़ गाये है
दिल को आज क्या हुआ
हाथ में ना आए है
धड़कनों के तार पर
साज़ साज़ गाये है
क्या कहूँ तुम्हें सनम
दिल पे क्या गुज़र गई
जब से प्यार की नज़र
दिल में है उतर गई
ज़िंदगी संवर गई
मस्तियों से भर गई
जब से प्यार की नज़र
दिल में है उतर गई

2 Responses to "Zindagi sanwar gayi mastiyon se bhar gayi"

Arun Ji,
Your introductory notes are equally informative and add more flavour to songs. I used to read comic books on Aladdin & Sindbad and find related movies quite interesting. Songs were also more interesting part in between fight sequence of the films. I do enjoy every post of Atul Ji. Great service to music lovers.

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gandhivp ji,
Thanks for your appreciation. This works as a motivation.
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