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Mohammed Rafi – ‘अ’  से  ‘ह’ तक  (From ‘अ’ to ‘ह’) – 32
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“रहोगे कब तक हमसे दूर

ishq pukaarega tumko aana hi hoga re
aana hi hoga re
aana hi hoga re

Goodness, more than four months now that the previous episode in this series was posted (29th Sep, 2016). Not a record, I must say. There are some other series (by me) (sic) in progress that have been waiting much much longer to be completed. But then, this scenario makes me marvel more and more on how Atul ji is able to pull the progression of this bandwagon, single handedly, day after day after day. I have been excusing myself on account of too much time pressure on my personal side of life. And  then I think, well, my situation is not very unique, and I am sure that there are similar constraints that are present in the lives of everyone else. And thus, I tip my hat to Atul ji, for his tenacity and perseverance. On his shoulders, the bandwagon rolls on and on. . .

Rafi Sb, the inimitable, the incomparable, the unforgettable, the voice for all seasons. And for all reasons. We have discussed often, in earlier writings by more than one contributors, the breadth and the depth of emotional varieties that have been rendered by this exceptional artist. I believe in the uniqueness of quality that is experienced listening to the diversity of flavors and the range of acoustics that this voice has spanned.

So I am verily taken aback when I read in papers about the mini controversy raised by a flippant, reckless remark in the recent film ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ (2016). The comment, of course, cannot be attributed to the actress (Anushka Sharma) who speaks it on screen, for she is just following what the dialogue writer (Karan Johar) penned, and what the director (Karan Johar again) directed her to say. So the problem lies more with the people who conceived this thought and put it into words. The actress herself is somewhat responsible, for she had the prerogative to refuse speaking such words on screen. It is not simply lack of respect. The deeper malaise is the lack of understanding – neither understanding the qualities of this voice and the artist, nor understanding what is the impact of such thoughtless remarks, transmitted through a medium as powerful as cinema. It shows all in very poor light – the director, the dialogue writer and the actor, on the sheer lack of understanding and respect for their own roots, and the heritage of their own industry.

There is a funny irony in this situation that brings a smile to my lips. Look at the title of the film. It is taken from one of the iconic, and most popular songs of Rafi Sb – “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil Jeena Yahaan” (‘C.I.D.’ – 1956). Just this one song sample itself belies the flippant remark on screen – “wo [Rafi Sb] gaate kam, rotey zyaada the”. Then, why my dear writer-director did you choose the song of the same artist to be the title of your film. And that too, a song that is one the best pickpocket-fun songs, a song that linked forever, the voice of Rafi Sb with the antics of Johnny Walker, the comedian extraordinaire. Quite in poor taste, I must say.

Coming to today’s song. After a gap, I bring on another obscure song from an equally obscure film from the mid 1960s. A song that I discovered while making the journey through the missing films and songs of 1960s. The film is ‘Wohi Ladki’ from 1967. The words are from the pen of Prahlad Sharma. The name of this lyricist is quite rare in Geet Kosh listings. As I surveyed the Geet Kosh, I find this name appear as lyricists for just 5 films, in the 1960s and 70s – ‘Vidyapati’ (1964), ‘Wohi Ladki’ (1967), ‘Pyaar’ (1969), ‘Prem Ki Ganga’ (1971) and ‘Jai Baba Baidyanath’ (1979). And very interestingly, four of these films are with the same music director – V Balsara. The fifth film, ‘Prem Ki Ganga’ is with music director Chitragupt. And then we hear no more about this poet. The additional bit of interesting information is that Prahlad Sharma is also the producer and director of the five films mentioned above.

Listen to this another delightful ‘joie de vivre’ songs in the voice of Rafi Sb, a light hearted song calling to the beloved – “aana hi hoga re. . .”.

Song – Rahoge Kab Tak Hum Se Door (Wohi Ladki) (1967) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics – Prahlad Sharma, MD – V Balsara

Lyrics

rahoge kab tak hum se door
pyaar ka to aisa dastoor
ishq pukaarega tumko aana hi hoga re
aana hi hoga re
aana hi hoga re
ishq pukaarega tumko aana hi hoga re e e e e

dilon ke saagar mein toofaan
bani hai ganga kyon anjaan
piya ki baahon mein aa kar
lipat jaati na kyon nadaan
dilon ke saagar mein toofaan
bani hai ganga kyon anjaan
piya ki baahon mein aa kar
lipat jaati na kyon nadaan
kaun karta tujh ko majboor
karo thokar se us ko choor
kaun karta tujh ko majboor
karo thokar se us ko choor
haamaara janam janam ka pyaar
galey lagna hi hoga re
aana hi hoga re
aana hi hoga re
ishq pukaarega tumko aana hi hoga re

uthegi yahaan kaleje pir
chalenge wahaan hazaaron teer
kheench kar daudi aayegi
kisi ranjha se milne heer
oy hoye
uthegi yahaan kaleje pir
chalenge wahaan hazaaron teer
kheench kar daudi aayegi
kisi ranjha se milne heer
tod kar rasmon ki deewaar
chalo chal den donon us paar
tod kar rasmon ki deewaar
chalo chal den donon us paar
farishte hamen bulaate hain
saath jaana hi hoga re
aana hi hoga re
jaana hi hoga re
ishq pukaarega tumko aana hi hoga re

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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रहोगे के कब तक हमसे दूर
प्यार का तो ऐसा दस्तूर
इश्क़ पुकारेगा तुमको आना ही होगा रे
आना ही होगा रे
आना ही होगा रे
इश्क़ पुकारेगा तुमको आना ही होगा रे ए ए ए ए

दिलों के सागर में तूफान
बनी है गंगा क्यों अञ्जान
पिया की बाहों में आकर
लिपट जाती ना क्यों नादान
दिलों के सागर में तूफान
बनी है गंगा क्यों अञ्जान
पिया की बाहों में आकर
लिपट जाती ना क्यों नादान
कौन करता तुझको मजबूर
करो ठोकर से उसको चूर
कौन करता तुझको मजबूर
करो ठोकर से उसको चूर
हमारा जनम जनम का प्यार
गले लगना ही होगा रे
आना ही होगा रे
आना ही होगा रे
इश्क़ पुकारेगा तुमको आना ही होगा रे

उठेगी यहाँ कलेजे पीर
चलेंगे वहाँ हजारों तीर
खींच कर दौड़ी आएगी
किसी रांझा से मिलने हीर
ओय होए
उठेगी यहाँ कलेजे पीर
चलेंगे वहाँ हजारों तीर
खींच कर दौड़ी आएगी
किसी रांझा से मिलने हीर
तोड़ कर रस्मों की दीवार
चलो चल दें दोनों उस पार
तोड़ कर रस्मों की दीवार
चलो चल दें दोनों उस पार
फरिश्ते हमें बुलाते हैं
साथ जाना ही होगा रे
आना ही होगा रे
जाना ही होगा रे
इश्क़ पुकारेगा तुमको आना ही होगा रे

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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 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.

The byline in one of the news programs on the 6th evening was – “फिल्मों का एक युग, मिनटों में सिमट गया” (“filmon ka ek yug, minton mein simat gaya”) (an entire era of (Hindi) filmdom, faded away in a matter of minutes). A completely unexpected departure happened earlier in the day. Very much in the saddle, and very much in the busy prime of his career, Om Puri passed away suddenly. The amount of intensity he packed into his characters, and in his dialogue delivery, it seemed he was going to last forever on the screen. Sixty six years they say. Goodness, it just seems like yesterday that Bhikhu picked up that axe used to cut wood at a cremation ground, and brutally attacked his own sister.
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This article is written by Raja, 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 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.

As I write out this post today, I have strong emotions attached to it.

It is a huge honour for me to write this post. I have to thank Atul for giving me the opportunity to do so.

Just a few days ago, Atul sent me an e-mail asking me if I could do a write-up for Kishore Kumar’s 1000th song on this blog. And of course, I immediately mailed back “Sure”. I wouldn’t miss this opportunity – it is indeed a very special occasion and a huge honour for me.
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This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, 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 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.

APNI IZZAT (1952) seems to be an obscure film as not much information about the story of the film is available on the internet.  Harishchandra Pictures under which the film was produced was not a big banner. Nanabhai Bhatt directed the film.  The star cast included Motilal and Munawwar Sultana in the lead role with Gope, Yakub, Agha, Yashodhara Katju, Sulochana Chatterjee, Raj Mehra, David etc in the supporting roles. The impressive star cast indicates that it was not a ‘B’ grade movie.
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This article is written by Peevesie’s mom, 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 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.

Hullo to all in Atuldom

I thought of putting down a few thoughts; that came to me in the last few days; on record. For one who is constantly Bangalore- Bashing as regards to the infrastructure etc, I must admit that it has given me a few PLUSes. I have been able to go for a few musical shows at some of the lovely Halls that Bangalore has. It all began with a show which was titled “Suno Mere Bandho Re” which paid tribute to S.D. Burman to the last one; about which I cannot stop myself from repeating about- where I saw my all time favourite Basanti. This is probably because of the changed working hours of the family members. I have found a little more free time here than in the period when I was a Mumbai-mother. Again the free time could be due to that fact that I go out very little on Social visits. So all things put together I find at least an hour or two to sit at my Desktop and read, listen to songs etc. This has also been the cause of my associating with the blog and getting to know a whole new set of Human Beings who have interests similar to mine. Of course for this I should whole heartedly Thank my daughter who stumbled on the blog.
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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 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.

तुम ना जाने किस जहां में खो गए॰॰॰

एक शायर का नज़रिया है॰ यूं तो हमें मालूम है के ज़िंदगी का दिया एक दिन बुझ जाना है॰ मगर फिर भी, जब किसी चहेते का साथ छूटता है, तो दिल का ग़म इन्हीं लफ्जों में ढलता है॰॰॰  तुम ना जाने किस जहां में खो गए॰॰॰

[A poet’s perspective it is. We are all aware that the life breath will cease one day. But still, when a dear one departs, the sadness in the heart expresses itself in these very words. . . “Tum Na Jaane Kis Jahaan Mein Kho Gaye”].

The words are from the pen of Sahir – the poet extraordinaire, whose poetry has touched every strand in the fabric of life, every passion, every sentiment of the human psyche. A poet who has given us near about seven hundred film songs, that express a multitude of emotions coloring the canvas of life.

Remembering Sahir Sb, on the anniversary of his passing away today (25th Oct, 1980).
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This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, 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.

I joined the Blog sometime in July 2011 and I have completed 5 years of my association with the Blog. How the wheel of time passes so quickly!  Atul ji, the founder of this Blog, must have also felt the same when he realised that this Blog would be completing its 3000th day today (4th October 2016).

Congratulations to Atul ji and his bandwagon for reaching another milestone of running this Blog for 3000 days. I had said in my couple of earlier write-ups as well as in the comments section in the Blog that it is not an easy task to run a Blog with a commitment to discuss at least one song per day.  It is most gratifying to note during my 5 years of association with the Blog that Atul ji has almost adhered to that commitment. If one goes by the daily average of the postings of the songs, the Blog has attained over 4 songs per day.  This is a unique Blog in the sense that it has not remained ‘dormant’ even for a day!
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This article is written by Peevesie’s mom, 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 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.

Hullo to all of Atuldom

Today, 29th September happens to be the 84th birth anniversary of Mehmood Ali commonly known as Mehmood. In a career spanning four decades he acted in around 300 films. I am not sure how many songs in these 300 films where picturised on him and how many Mehmood songs our blog has! We don’t have a separate category of songs on Mehmood, like we have for Johnny Walker. The songs of these two actors were always very special. But I am sure there will be enough songs to take us through a life time if we stick to posting one song on his birth anniversary and one on the anniversary of his passing away. Of course there is nobody to stop us from breaking this rule and sneaking in a few extras, right?
[Editor Note: Request is noted for a category of Mehmood songs. 🙂 ]
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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 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.

Mohammed Rafi – ‘अ’  से  ‘ह’ तक  (From ‘अ’ to ‘ह’) – 31
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“ये काली काली ज़ुल्फें और गोरा गोरा चेहरा

vagairah
vagairah
vagairah

Wow and wow, what a song. Same story, same pattern – production house is obscure, film is obscure, actors not so well accepted as grade A material, music director not so well recognized as top of the line. And that is where we find some the most titillating gems of music. Under different circumstances, this song could have been top of charts. E.g. if this song was performed on screen by, say, Shammi Kapoor, well then it would have been treated as a hit, and would have found its place in the listings of timeless classics of Rafi Sb’s fun songs.
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This article is written by Bharat Upadhyay, 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.

Lata’s Songs NOT YET covered on our Blog – 12
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‘Sajni’, a 1956 black and white social film was produced under the banner of Golden Pictures, Bombay by Isabel Cliford and PR Patkar. The film was directed by Vasant Rao Painter. The music, the main highlight off the film, was by the great Sudhir Phadke (popularly known as “Babuji’) with the assistance of Shri Jog.
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