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Jalti rahe teri mamta ki jyoti

Posted on: November 22, 2022

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#the Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
#Bhoole-Bisre Geet # (Bikhhre Moti-1971)

Theme songs and or background songs is the common feature in Hindi films. I think it was more common especially in the Hindi movies from the seventies. Such songs also help to push the narrative of the story. They also help to show the growth and transformation of the characters through different phases of life in the movie.

I had always liked such songs very much as most of the time their lyrics are quite philosophical and motivational in general.

I am planning to present such songs yet to be presented here in the coming future. Today’s song is one such song from the ‘1971’ movie ‘Bikhre Moti’. I was under the impression that this movie has already been ‘Yippeeee’ed’ on the blog. May be I was confused with the other movies having ‘Moti’ in their titles.

“Bikhre Moti-1971” was directed by Chanakya for ‘Gita Shree Films’.

It was produced by Omee Arora.

It had Jeetendra, Babita, Sujit Kumar, Nazir Hussain, Tarun Bose, Asit Sen, Shabnam, Irshad Panjtan, Murad, Uma Dutt, C.S. Dubey, Chand, Yusuf, Prem, Roma, Baby Shobha, Baby Nasarat, Master Ratan, Master Manoj, with Helen and Kamini Kaushal.

Story of this movie was written by C. Kugunathan. Screenplay and dialogues of this movie were written by Vishwamitra Adil.
Editing of this film was done by Ramrao.

This movie had five songs in it (including today’s song which is played in parts in the movie).
Lyrics for all the songs of this movie were written by Majrooh Sultanpuri. Music for this film was composed by Laxmikant-Pyarelal.
Lata Mangeshkar, Mohd Rafi, Asha Bhonsle and Mahendra Kapoor had given their voices to the songs in this movie.

Here is the brief about this movie, which I have taken as it is from the movie link available on ‘YouTube’.

Sulochana (Kamini Kaushal) is a young mother who accepts forced widow-hood and has to leave her home with her two sons. She gets involved in an accident while saving the life of a millionaire’s only daughter Leela and ends up losing her two sons.
The millionaire, by his will, names Sulochana as the guardian of Leela before his death. Fate ordains her sons Anand (Jeetendra) and Gopi (Sujit Kumar) to grow up in totally different environments. Anand gets rescued by Inspector Ram Prakash (Nazir Hussain) and grows up to be a police officer while Gopi grows to be a notorious criminal.
Unaware of their relationship, Gopi and Anand become arch enemies, when they both fall in love with Leela (Babita). Gopi sets out to end Anand and takes the help of Jeevan (Tarun Bose) a murderer released from jail. (Unquote)
Jeevan is the person who is none other than the father of the two siblings Anand and Gopi?
So, what happens next? , That is something to watch in the movie.

The above brief will also give readers a background about the today’s ‘background’ 🙂 song.

The singing voice is of Mahendra Kapoor who has sung many such background songs and they suited him too.

Video of this song is not available. And the audio available does not have the third stanza of this song. Also the first three lines before the ‘mukhda’ of this song are not available on the audios that I have been able to come across so far.

If one carefully goes through the lyrics of these first three lines of the song and the lyrics of the third stanza of this song one can easily guess that what is ‘lost at the start of the movie’, ‘all comes back’ at the end of the movie.

Also, from the song it is clear that the ‘central character’ in this song is ‘Sulochana’ ‘the mother’ played by Kamini Kaushal.

(The first part of this song is played immediately at the beginning of the movie after the ‘production logo’ (at 00:51 to 03:48). The titles are rolled as the first stanza is played in the background and end with it there. This is when Sulochana is devastated as her husband deserts her with the two children.

The second time this song is played in the movie at 14:21 to 16:31 where the first stanza is played again and this time the second stanza is played in addition to the first one. This part happens when Sulochana has already been separated from her two sons and she is at the millionaire’s home and wants to leave them. However the daughter of the millionaire, the doctor and other members in that family requests her to help and take care of the little girl who by now thinks Sulochana as her mother.

The third stanza of this song is played at the ‘happy end (:) ) of this movie at 02:14:07 to 2:15:19 where the movie ends. The separated family finally gets united in the end of the movie and this third part of the song is played then.)

‘Bikhre Moti-1971’ has five songs in it as per list given below.

SNo. Song Title Singer/s Posted On
01 Jalti rahe teri mamta ki jyoti Mahendra Kapoor Being presented today
02 Main bhi sochoon door khada ae kaun hai Asha Bhonsle
03 Ye jo ladki hai Mohd Rafi, Lata 03.09.2014
04 O zaraa dekh chalna haay haay haay Mohd Rafi
05 Ek nazar chaahoon main halki halki Asha Bhonsle

As we can see from the above table only one song from this movie has been posted on the blog so far.

Today’s song sung by Mahendra Kapoor is the second song from this movie to be posted on the blog. Lyrics are by Majrooh Sultanpuri and music is composed by Laxmikant-Pyarelal.

With this song, Mahendra Kapoor now has 400 songs in the blog as a playback singer.


Song-Jalti rahe meri mamta ki jyoti (Bikhre Moti)(1971) Singer-Mahendra Kapoor, Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal


toota haar
chhoot gaya teekaa

reh gaye nain a rote
vidhwaa ho gayi
ye suhaagan
apne piyaa ke hote

jalti rahe
teri mamta ki jyoti
jalti rahe
teri mamta ki jyoti ee
ro nahin maa jo
tere pyaar ke bikhre moti
jalti rahe
teri mamta ki jyoti ee
ro nahin maa jo
tere pyaar ke bikhre moti ee
jalti rahe
teri mamta ki jyoti

raam ki leela
kaun bataaye
dekh jo kismat
tujhko dikhaaye ae
is mele ki reet yahi hai
milta jaaye ae
bichhadtaa jaaye
honi ki palak roti hai
teri aankh nahin roti
jalti rahe
teri mamta ki jyoti ee
ro nahin maa jo
tere pyaar ke bikhre moti ee
jalti rahe
teri mamta ki jyoti

sooraj dooba
chaand bujhaa re
jaane kidhar gaye
toot ke tare ae ae
ab to rain basar karni hai
bas ye soch ke
chup ho jaa re
tera pyaar na sone paaye
taqdeer rahe soti ee
jalti rahe
teri mamta ki jyoti ee
ro nahin maa jo
tere pyaar ke bikhre moti ee
jalti rahe
teri mamta ki jyoti

muskaa le tu
ankhiyaan bhar ke ae
rut aayegi aur nikhar ae ae
waapas aaya
haar galey ka
kahaan jaayenge moti bikhar ke
o bhar le maang
lagaa le tikaa
teri aur badhhe jyoti ee
jalti rahe
teri mamta ki jyoti ee
ro nahin maa jo
tere pyaar ke bikhre moti ee
jalti rahe
teri mamta ki jyoti
ro nahin maa jo
tere pyaar ke bikhre moti ee
jalti rahe
teri mamta ki jyoti

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