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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 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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Atul Song-A-Day 15K Song Milestone Celebrations – 14
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A dream within a dream. . .

In the growing up years, there is a whole generation I am sure, or actually, multiple generations, that have grown up learning about the American society and the lifestyle from the books of the author Harold Robbins. I remember, in my school years, his books were a taboo, generally carried around and exchanged, their cover pages obscured by plain paper or even newspaper wrappers. And yet, very avidly devoured by the young minds oh so keen to learn about the American way of life. But of course, the clandestine attraction was the common perception that his novels contained explicitly “hot” passages. And hence all the hush-hush and the covert operations to read his novels surreptitiously on the bus, while traveling back from school in the afternoons (of course, the morning trip traveling TO the school, one was always busy preparing for this test or that, or even completing homework assignments 😀 😀 ), or very late in the night, using various mechanisms to illuminate the pages in an otherwise darkened room. 🙂

The reason I bring up this author here – is that he wrote a trilogy on Hollywood and the American film industry – the three books spread over a period of 20 years (publication dates – 1949, 1961 and 1969), with the events covered spanning almost a century, or maybe about eight decades to be precise. The first novel tells about the rise of the cinema based powerful entertainment industry, from its initial baby steps, through the age of silent films, ending at the advent of the talkie era when sound entered the heretofore silent imagery. The second novel in this series tells the stories of the heydays of studio system in Hollywood, the big stars, the big directors and the mega budget productions – and the decadence that permeates the glitz of the tinsel town. The third part of this trilogy covers the period in Hollywood history that saw the decline of the studio system and the arrival of television as the more powerful younger sibling of the entertainment industry.

The first book in this trilogy – oh so appropriately titled – ‘The Dream Merchants’.
[The second book is titled ‘The Carpetbaggers’ and the third is ‘The Inheritors’.]

And life – what about life? What is it? Thinkers and philosophers over the ages, have contemplated on this existence – from the mundane tasks of bread and survival to the exotic astronomy of stars and black holes. And have pondered over this question.

One of the answers that has echoed through the centuries – life too, is a dream, a dream too. . . a concept that has been an important ingredient of the philosophies that have tried to explain life, over centuries and ages, in all the civilizations around this planet. Start with the ancient traditions of our land, and then examine the length and breadth of this planet, including the historical depth of time, we encounter this concept in the far eastern beliefs, the Persian mystique, the abounding Greek wisdom, and in the troika of traditions centered in the lands around the southern and eastern shores of the Mediterranean Sea, extending to the Arabian Peninsula – the Judaic traditions, the Christian philosophies, and the Islamic cultures.

Parvati is the Hindu goddess of dreams, and also of births and everything related to the creation, suggesting that the Hindu tradition gives to dreams a creative ability and the power to produce something that did not previously exist in the material world. There are passages in our scriptures that describe this universe, this creation, as a dream dreamt by the Supreme Himself.

Our other philosophies also conjecture – that there is an alternate existence for each one of us in an alternate universe. At a certain juncture in that existence, we fall asleep, and are simultaneously born into this world – to exist as a dream of that primordial self in sleep. The dream continues, and at another juncture it comes to a close. And we are erased from existence in this world. What we term as death in this world, is actually awakening and end of a dream in that parallel existence.

One of the most important works of Persian and Arabic culture is ‘A Thousand and One Nights’, in many of whose stories comes the subject of dreams – mirrors reflecting reality around us, and preventing us from seeing it. The clearest example is the tale ‘The Sleeper and the Waker’, in which a king and a beggar swap roles and the latter ends up believing everything has been a dream.
[Ah, so that is the origin of the storyline for books and films like ‘The Prince And The Pauper’, ‘Raja Aur Runk’, and . . . goodness, I just googled ‘films on role switching’ – the list is too long to be added here. 🙂 ]

The Greek philosopher Plato, in his work titled ‘The Allegory of The Cave’, explains his theory of the existence of two worlds — Sense and Ideas — and metaphorically describes the situation in which the human is related by them: life goes into a kind of reverie, ignorant and ruled by the senses, of which you can wake up only through the reason, to attain true knowledge.

The Spanish writer Calderon de la Barca, in his work ‘Life is a Dream’, poses a dichotomy between earthly life and the heavenly life in which the first is similar to a dream that will finish only at death. Therefore, the real is death and life is associated with the unreality of the dream, so that the terms of our everyday perception are reversed: life is death and death is life.

The old bard has written about this in more than one ways. In ‘The Tempest’, his words say –
“We are such stuff as dreams are made of and our little life is rounded with a sleep’.

In ‘Hamlet’, he says,
“To die, to sleep;
To sleep, perchance to dream — ay, there’s the rub:
For in that sleep of death what dreams may come,
When we have shuffled off this mortal coil. . .”

And our own poet protagonists put it so simply. As songwriter Yogesh has said – “Jeevan Hai Ik Sapna, Madhur Suhaana Sapna”, the Asha-Kishore duet in the 1973 film ‘Honeymoon’.

In all the perspectives to life that have been conjectured, one is that it is a dream. And inside this dream, we have another level of existence, which is once again a dream – a dream that is manufactured by some, for the consumption of another some, to help forget, albeit temporarily, the vagaries of the so called reality, which in itself is conjectured to be a dream – of alternate self in an alternate existence.

Harold Robbins called these ‘manufacturers’ as ‘The Dream Merchants’ – the creators of these dreams, and who trade these dreams for a consideration.

It is this dream world, the dream factory that fascinates us all. And by ‘us’ I mean this bandwagon, all the regular riders, and all the other lovers of Hindi films and Hindi film music who are all connected by the singular passion for this art form. We all love this musical dreamboat. The ‘dream merchants’ keep dishing out new concoctions, spinning and re-spinning the tales that have been told often and again. They keep creating and re-inventing the jewel embellishments to adorn these tales, and to keep us all hooked – ah yes, hooked – so bad that we do not have any other place to go in this life. 🙂

Fifteen thousand songs – each post being an original work. As I am writing this piece, my mind made an attempt to estimate the amount of human effort that has gone into the building of this (now) legendary edifice. But my mind boggled at the endeavor. There may be some rough estimations we can draw upon for the amount spent in adding to and maintaining the data on this blog. But there is very little hope we can estimate the time spent on creating the original songs that are the basis on which this blog is built.

We could separate out these two calculations and make an attempt. In my mind, I would put an average of between 5 to 6 hours spent on each post. [I request Atul ji to please comment on this basic estimate.] I include the time spent by the author of the post to search and select the song, the time to note down and verify the lyrics, the time to write the article to go along with the song, the time spent to edit the entire post including lyrics review and color coding etc., the time for admin tasks related to finalizing and publishing the post, ah yes, must also include time to upload the song if not available, and then the follow up admin work to maintain and update the data pages and our own data files to keep them up to date.

Let me take the median number as 5.5 hours per post. Having come to the 15K milestone, by this estimate, the team has spent ~ 82,500 person hours on posting and publication on this blog.

Let me now put in perspective this rough estimate. A standard person working day is defined to be eight hours. Give or take some, a person works for an average of 22 days per month. That is 176 person hours per month. A simple calculation tells us that we are at a collective total of 469 person months invested in all activities of this blog. Translating this to years, we get a number ~ 39 years.

Imagine. The amount of effort that has been spent on this enterprise is equivalent almost to an entire working career of a person, who, mind you, has not taken any vacation or other time off, other than the 8 or 9 non working days per month.

Mind boggling, isn’t it. Every which way that we try to understand what this blog is, it turns out to be mind boggling. I wouldn’t even try to go to the next step of apportioning the percentage of this number to our fearless leader. I am sure you all are all too familiar with that by now.

What a fantastic enterprise this is turning out to be. The English phrase that appropriately applies to such an endeavor is – “dream run”. Be that an effort in athletics or sports, be that a string of successes in any particular field, be that the tenure of a successful enterprise, be that the number of weeks / months of a film showing at a single theatre – the word used is “dream run”.

And the expression brings us back to the theme I am attempting to connect with – a dream within a dream. I am reminded of a song that completes 40 years this year. A quick search tells me that the film ‘Golmaal’ was certified on 6th April 1979. Today we are a little over 40 years and one month since this song was released – “Sapne Mein Dekha Sapna”. So much food for thought it generates. Are we living? Are we inside a dream? Where do we go when we go to sleep? Is sleep another parallel existence? Sometimes we bring back snatches of memories of visions seen during our sleep tenure. What are these visions? What are these memories? Are these real experiences in another dimension? Would it be possible to experience sleep within a dream? And then, consequently, would it be possible to have memories of dream that was dreamt inside a dream? Yes, so much wholesome and appetizing food for thought.

But then yes, if we step back and ruminate over the philosophical conjectures, is this existence itself a dream. And the dreams we remember from our sleeping hours in here – is that a dream inside a dream? Interesting, very interesting discussions.

Let me introduce the song for today, for this post. A very interesting take on what this world of cinema is, in the words of the people who compose the work force of this industry – and the verdict is –

jaali, jaali, jaali
(its all unreal, unreal, unreal)

Yes, that is what the words in this song convey. The film is ‘Haar Jeet’ from 1954. The film is produced by GA Thakur under the banner of Film Kraft and is directed by Jaggi Thakur. The star cast of the film is listed as Shyama, Suresh, Manorama, Sundar, Heera Lal, Madan Puri, Shyam Lal, Amar, Baij Sharma, Ramesh Thakur, Ratan Sharma, and Peggy. I have not seen the film. As I tried to search for more information, I am able to locate a review of the film posted on the Cineplot blog. The review also summarizes the story of the film.

FilmCraft’s “Haar Jeet”, produced by G.A. Thakur and directed by Jaggi Rampal, which was premiered in Bombay at the Swastik and other cinemas on June 11th, 1954, had a good theme, with potential enough to make an absorbing picture. But poor characterization, naive and amateurish direction and artificial treatment have combined to defeat the proper development of that theme. The result is that “Haar Jeet” is more “Haar” (loss) than “Jeet” (gain) and that goes as much for the audience as it does for the production itself.

The atmosphere is never established, not in the degree it should be to make the characters. their actions and behavior understandable in a drama so dependent as this is upon the psychology of three of its principal characters, one of whom, Dr. Behari, is a physician and a hypnotist.

He lives in the house of his millionaire brother and is driven by an overpowering lust for wealth to thoughts of murder because of a growing pile of debts. One is never told how he comes to incur the debts.

The doctor is the central character round which the picture and story revolve. He is shown making use of his hypnotic power to get his brother’s daughter Nalini under his control so that he can get her married to a rascally confederate of his, whom he introduces into the family as Prince Balraj.

Under his spell Nalini actually goes through the betrothal ceremony with a show of pleasure, sharing in the gaiety of the occasion. On the other hand, she is also shown growing suspicious of her uncle in scenes that follow. She refuses to marry the phoney Prince, and when her father insists, she runs away to Bombay, where she finds shelter with a young woman friend.

Nalini accidentally encounters a young man named Rajan and his friend Balam. Rajan falls in love with her. There are glimpses of a phoney Academy for Acting, where the lovers meet. But how that academy comes into existence, how it is managed and how the hero gets into it as a teacher of dramatic art one doesn’t quite know. In some comically unreal scenes she is selected to play the heroine in a film and Rajan is cast opposite her as the hero, presumably to enable the romance to develop.

The romance is interrupted, however, by the wicked uncle who turns up at this point with his bogus Prince Balraj, in search of Nalini, hypnotizes her and takes her back home.

In the final sequence, the doctor, desperate to get his hands on the money and pressed by his confederate, takes to violence and almost succeeds in getting what he desires, when Rajan and Balam burst in with the police to defeat him. He meets a condign end by falling off the roof and is killed. The film ends there.

Poor motivation, perfunctory treatment and utterly naive direction rob the narrative of all conviction despite some good acting by the cast. Hiralal puts over quite a convincing portrayal of the villainous Dr. Behari. Shyamlal is good as the millionaire brother, and so is Madanpuri, despite occasional touches of artificiality, as the polished rogue Balraj. Sunder manages to have a few bright moments.

Manorama, who is quite a good actress, is wasted in another very poorly written and badly directed role. Suresh is disappointingly dull and tame in the romantic role of Rajan. Shyama, who looks quite attractive, does her best.

The sets are realistic. The photography is mediocre and seems to have suffered a lot from indifferent laboratory work. The editor has not been able to give the film the requisite consistency in narration.

The music is depressingly drab and the unpoetic lyrics set to dull melodies are poorly sung.

The film has seven songs, written by four songwriters – Saraswati Kumar Deepak, Shewan Rizvi, Kaif Irfani and Aziz Kashmiri. This song is penned by Shewan Rizvi. Music is by SD Batish. The main singing voice is SD Batish himself. There is another primary voice which is an unidentified female voice. Some lines in the song are sung solo by this voice. I request other knowledgeable readers and friends to help identify this voice.

The Cineplot review above censures the poetry and the music in the songs of this film. As I review the songs of this film already posted, I am not able to reconcile that observation. Anyway, the opinions and judgments are personal and subjective, and that is fine. The songs already posted from this film are

The readers are encouraged to listen to these earlier songs and make their own judgment.

Today’s song is simply a fun song. One image that I could locate (also on Cineplot) seems as if it is from this song only. The ambiance created in the audio is that of a dance performance, quite possibly a stage dance performance, and the visual that I have inserted with the upload, seems quite likely to be for this song. The song tells about the unreality of the reel world. A make believe construct manned by actors who are just role playing – they are not what they are. 🙂

There are interesting references in the verses of the song. There are names of actors and actresses in the song. There also are names of films – ‘Passing Show’, and ‘Hunterwaali’. As I check the Geet Kosh listings, I find films titled ‘Passing Show’ in the years 1936 and 1956. Since this song dates from 1954, the poet here is referring to the 1936 film. And the hero of that film is Jayant. And the film ‘Hunterwali’ being referred to is also from 1935. Of course the heroine of that film is Nadia. 🙂 [Actually, there is a film titled ‘Hunterwali Ki Beti’ from 1943 also; and in that film, the lead role is played by Nadia again.]

A fun song, and also, in a subtle manner, a song that projects reality. That the world of cinema is

jaali, jaali, jaali
(its all unreal, unreal, unreal)

And yet, it enthralls us, fascinates us, grips and enchants us no end. So much so that we spend an entire working career on building this wonderful blog – one song at a time. 😀 😀

Fifteen thousand songs – whew. . . wow. . . and CONGRATULATIONS. 🙂


Song – Filmi Duniya, Duniya Waalo (Haar Jeet) (1954) Singer – SD Batish, Unidentified Female Voice, Lyrics – Shewan Rizvi, MD – SD Batish
SD Batish + Chorus
Chorus

Lyrics

filmi duniya
duniya waalo
dekho dekho
filmi duniya

ye hai nargis
ye hai nimmi
ye hai geeta baali
ye hai geeta baali
main hoon hero
passing show ka
ye hai hunterwaali

hey..ey..ey

asli hum mein
koi nahin hai
sab ke sab hain jaali

asli
asli
asli
jaali
jaali
jaali

filmi duniya
duniya waalo
dekho dekho
filmi duniya

aaj nahin to
kal ya parson
aaj nahin to
kal ya parson
dee dee lallaa
kal ya parson
honge hum mash’hoor
mash’hoor
mash’hoor
bante bante
ban jaaunga
main bhi..ee..ee..ee
raaj kapoor..rr..rr
chalengi apni filmen
dilli aur kolkotta

opni baari jaabe
roshogolla khaabe

aur coimbatore
yendaaa
yendaaa
yendaaa da da da da daaaa
coimbatore
coimbatore
coimba..atore

filmi duniya
duniya waalo
dekho dekho
filmi duniya

hello

hello

hello madam paaro
hello madam paaro
seenon se
dil baahar niklen
jebon se
kuchh noten niklen
seenon se
dil baahar niklen
jebon se
kuchh noten niklen
aisa koi jhatka
arey jhatka
arey jhatka maaro
taali maaro
taali maaro..o..o..o
filmi duniya
duniya waalo
dekho dekho
filmi duniya

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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फिल्मी दुनिया
दुनिया वालो
देखो देखो
फिल्मी दुनिया

ये है नर्गिस
ये है निम्मी
ये है गीता बाली
ये है गीता बाली
मैं हूँ हीरो
पासिंग शो का
ये है हंटरवाली

हे॰॰ए॰॰ए

असली हम में
कोई नहीं है
सबके सब हैं जाली

असली
असली
असली
जाली
जाली
जाली

फिल्मी दुनिया
दुनिया वालो
देखो देखो
फिल्मी दुनिया

आज नहीं तो
कल या परसों
आज नहीं तो
कल या परसों
डी डी लल्ला
कल या परसों
होंगे हम मशहूर
मशहूर
मशहूर
बनते बनते
बन जाऊंगा
मैं भी॰॰ई॰॰ई
राज कपूर॰॰र्र॰॰र्र
चलेंगी अपनी फिल्में
दिल्ली और कोलकोत्ता

औपनि बाड़ी जाबे
रोशोगोल्ला खाबे

और कोयम्बटूर
येण्डा॰॰
येण्डा॰॰
येण्डा॰॰ डा डा डा डा डा॰॰आ
कोयम्बटूर
कोयम्बटूर
कोयम्ब॰॰टूर

फिल्मी दुनिया
दुनिया वालो
देखो देखो
फिल्मी दुनिया

हैलो

हैलो

हैलो मैडम पारो
सीनों से
दिल बाहर निकलें
जेबों से
कुछ नोटें निकलें
सीनों से
दिल बाहर निकलें
जेबों से
कुछ नोटें निकलें
ऐसा कोई झटका
अरे झटका
अरे झटका मारो
ताली मारो’
ताली मारो॰॰ओ॰॰ओ॰॰ओ

फिल्मी दुनिया
दुनिया वालो
देखो देखो
फिल्मी दुनिया

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This article is written by Prakash Chandra, 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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3931 Post No. : 15004 Movie Count :

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Usually one chooses songs full of happiness and celebration for these types of occasions to celebrate, but as usual, I choose this haunting song, to celebrate. 🙂

The song is from the 1983 film ‘Sansani – The Sensation’. I have watched this movie one late night for the sake of this haunting song by Asha Bhosle. The movie was just a masala / murder mystery, where at the end the noble characters like Dr. Shriram Lagoo and Jayashree Gadkar turn out to be characters with grey shades. If you are a die-hard fan of Hindi movies of  70`s and early 80`s like me, you may enjoy this  pot-boiler, but watch the movie at your own risk. 🙂

But listen to this song, you may like it audio-wise.

This is an obscure mystery movie produced by Kavita Seth, who is also billed in the credits as “KAVITA – Introducing” as an actress. She is one of the principal lady characters in the movie. She appears wearing a white saree, roaming in the graveyards, and crying for her beloved Shailendra Singh (the playback singer, who got billing as “Friendly Appearance”). Shailendra Singh appears only at the climax, and also in a photograph in front of which the actress cries and sings this haunting song. But he did not get a playback singing chance, which is his original forte.

There is some confusion about the year of release of this movie, LP image of this movie shows the year 1979, censor certificate clearly shows the date 23-6-1983. According to HFGK-6, 1983 is the release of this movie.

The movie was “Dedicated to Late Director Irshad Afzal”, (I guess before the release of the movie the director must have passed away). The movie was produced under the banner of Panorama Pictures. The producer of the movie is Kavita Seth, who also makes her acting debut with this movie. The director’s name is mentioned differently in different sites as Irshad / Irshad Afzal / A Irshad.

The star cast of the movie includes Vinod mehra, Bindiya Goswami, Prem Chopra, Dr Shriram Lagoo, Shailendra Singh (Special Appearance), Kavita (Introducing), Jagdeep, Jayashree T, Jayashree Gadkar, Keshto Mukherjee, Jagdish Raj, Coca Cola, TP Jain, Ali Masood, Nilima, Meena T, Raj Kishore, Amal Sen, M Baig, Amarnath, Dutta Bhatt, Viraj, Gopal, Dina Pathak, Gulshan Grover, Viju Khote etc.

Songs of this film are written by Irshad (who was also the director). Music is composed by Hemant Bhosle. It has been mentioned in the credit sequences of the movie that the assistants to music director are Kersi Lord and Uttam Singh. These two genius composers cum arrangers also contributed to the musical score of this movie to a great extent. Kersi Lord has also done a lot of work with RD Burman.

The musical compositions of the movie are sung by playback singers like Asha Bhosle, Amit Kumar, Bhupender, Varsha Bhosle, and Hemant Bhosle. This movies has got following sound tracks

  1. Asha Bhosle : Phir Teri Yaad
  2. Asha Bhosle, Amit Kumar, Bhupinder & Varsha Bhosle : Patthar Ka Hai Sanam
  3. Asha Bhosle, Hemant Bhosle & Chorus : Sansanikhez Koi Baat
  4. Asha Bhosle, Varsha Bhosle : Saqiya Tu Koi
  5. Asha Bhosle, Amit Kumar : Ab Kahaan Jayenge Hum (Happy)
  6. Amit Kumar : Ab Kahaan Jayenge Hum (Sad)
  7. Hemant Bhosle : Theme music

Records of the movie were issued by The Gramophone Company of India Ltd. (aka His Master`s Voice). The movie was shot at outdoor locations of Madras, Bangalore, and Tamilnadu.

On screen this song has been divided into 3 parts. The first stanza features Dina Pathak, Shailendra Singh (i.e. appears in a photograph) and Kavita Seth aka Kavita . The 2nd stanza features Kavita Seth, Dr.Sriram Lagoo, and Vinod Mehra. And the 3rd stanza features Kavita Seth, Vinod Mehra and Jayashree Gadkar.

About the Music Director: Hemant Bhosle is the late son of Asha Bhosle. He passed away on September 28th of 2015. I like his musical compositions of the songs of ‘Taxi Taxie’ (1977). Given below is an incomplete filmography for him. If at all any additions or deletions are there in this regard, please let me know.

  • Taxi-Taxie (Polydor-1977)
  • Jadu Tona (Polydor-1977)
  • Anpadh (Polydor-1978)
  • Damaad (Polydor-1978)
  • Sansani (HMV-1980/Irshad)
  • Sweety (Music India-1980)
  • Nazrana Pyar Ka (Polydor-1980)
  • Shradhanjali (HMV-1981/Anjan)
  • Barrister (HMV-1982/Yogesh)
  • Teri Meri Kahani (TV Movie 1982/Anjaan,B.R.Chopra)
  • Doosra Kinara (1982)
  • Beta (1982/HMV/Anjaan)
  • Bandhan Kachchey Dhaagon Ka (HMV-1983)
  • Raja Jogi (1983)
  • Bachchon Ka Khel (1983/Gulshan Bawra)
  • Dharti Akash (TV Movie 1983)
  • Dharam Shatru (T-series,Super-1985/1988)
  • Bhaago Bhoot Aaya (1985)
  • Aakhiri Sanghursh (1987/1997)

Hemant Bhosle also provided music for some Marathi songs.

About the Lyricist Irshad:  I searched for lyricist Irshad`s other works, but got confused with Irshad who has connection with the Kishore Kumar camp, and has written songs for films such as ‘Door Ka Rahi’ (1971 – which has the famous song “Beqaraar Dil, Tu Gaaye Jaa”), ‘Badhti Ka Naam Dhadi’ (1974) ‘Shabaash Daddy’ (1978) and ‘Chalti Ka Naam Zindagi’ (1982). Irshad also written songs for other movies like ‘Naag Pooja’ (1971), ‘Pattharon Ka Shaher’ (1972) – both for Usha Khanna. Also for ‘Alibaba’ (1976) – Dara Singh starrer with Hansraj Behl as the music director.

I got further confused when I watched the movie credit sequences which displays the photo with garland and agarbatti and lines like “Dedicated to our beloved director – Irshad Afzal”, and further in the credits – “Lyrics, written and directed by IRSHAD”.

I doubt whether all the above Irshads are one and the same. I request our more knowledgeable readers and friends to please help clarify this possible ‘same name confusion’.

One of the comments related to the song in some site is as follows: “Phir Teri Yaad” is a completely mental slice of Indian psych/funk”. I failed to understand this comment, I request someone to please elaborate about this comment.

I will conclude my endless banter here 🙂

Congratulations and best wishes to our blog on its MEGA CELEBRATION. I love everything and everyone related to our blog. Visiting and reading the blog posts gives me immense joy.

Video

Audio

Song – Phir Teri Yaad Aa Gayi (Sansaani) (1983) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Irshad, MD – Hemant Bhosle

Lyrics

aaaaaa aaaaaaa aaaaaaaa aaaaaaa aaa
aaaa aaaaa aaaaaaaaa aaaaaa aaaa aaaaaa
aaaa aaaaaaa aaa
aaa aaaaa aaaaa

phir teri yaad aa gayee
gham ki ghataa.. chhaa gayee
raaton ki
veeraani
hum ko..
rula gayee
phir teri yaad aa gayee
gham ki ghataa.. chhaa gayee
raaton ki
veeraani
hum ko..
rula gayee
phir teri yaad aa gayee. . .

kabhi guzar ho
bahaar ka ab
to dil ke zakhmon ko
chhooke guzaregi
koi jo aaye
phuhaar ki rut
to baadalon se
bhi aag barsegi
tere bina ab
mere humdum
hai maut zindagi
phir teri yaad aa gayee
gham ki ghataa.. chhaa gayee
raaton ki
veeraani
hum ko..
rula gayee
phir teri yaad aa gayee. . .

hai zinda laashein
ye dil ke armaan
tere hi gham ke
kafan mein hain lipte
janaazaa uthne
ko hai tu aa jaa
safar aakhiri
to kar len tai mil ke
varnaa ye
rooh pyaasi
pyaasi hi reh jaayegi
phir teri yaad aa gayee
gham ki ghataa.. chhaa gayee
raaton ki
veeraani
hum ko..
rula gayee
phir teri yaad aa gayee. . .

chiraag-e-dil bhi
hai bujhne ko ab
panap rahey hain
andheron ke saaye
sulag rahi hain
tadapti saansein
maseehaa ban ke
koi to aa jaaye
sholaa hai
har dhadkan
gham ki chithaaon ki
phir teri yaad aa gayee
gham ki ghataa.. chhaa gayee
raaton ki
veeraani
hum ko..
rula gayee

phir teri yaad aa gayee
gham ki ghataa.. chhaa gayee
raaton ki
veeraani
hum ko..
rula gayee
phir teri yaad aa gayee. . .

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Prakash Chandra)
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आsssss आssssss आsssssss आssssss आss
आsss आssss आssssssss आsssss आsss आsssss
आsss आssssss आss
आsss आsssss आssss

फिर तेरी याद आ गयी
ग़म की घटा॰॰ छा गयी
रातों की
वीरानी
हमको॰॰
रुला गयी
फिर तेरी याद आ गयी
ग़म की घटा॰॰ छा गयी
रातों की
वीरानी
हमको॰॰
रुला गयी
फिर तेरी याद आ गयी॰ ॰ ॰

कभी गुज़र हो
बहार का अब
तो दिल के ज़ख्मों को
छूके गुज़रेगी
कोई जो आये
फुहार की रुत
तो बादलों से
भी आग बरसेगी
तेरे बिना अब
मेरे हमदम
है मौत ज़िन्दगी
फिर तेरी याद आ गयी
ग़म की घटा॰॰ छा गयी
रातों की
वीरानी
हमको॰॰
रुला गयी
फिर तेरी याद आ गयी॰ ॰ ॰

हैं ज़िंदा लाशें
ये दिल के अरमान
तेरे ही ग़म के
खफन में हैं लिपटे
जनाज़ा उठने
को है तू आ जा
सफर आखिरी
तो कर ले तय मिलके
वरना ये
रूह प्यासी
प्यासी ही रह जायेगी
फिर तेरी याद आ गयी
ग़म की घटा॰॰ छा गयी
रातों की
वीरानी
हमको॰॰
रुला गयी
फिर तेरी याद आ गयी॰ ॰ ॰

चिराग ए दिल भी
है बुझने को अब
पनप रहे हैं
अंधेरों के साये
सुलग रही हैं
तड़पती सांसें
मसीहा बन के
कोई तो आ जाए
शोला है
हर धड़कन
ग़म की चिताओं की
फिर तेरी याद आ गयी
ग़म की घटा॰॰ छा गयी
रातों की
वीरानी
हमको॰॰
रुला गयी

फिर तेरी याद आ गयी
ग़म की घटा॰॰ छा गयी
रातों की
वीरानी
हमको॰॰
रुला गयी
फिर तेरी याद आ गयी॰ ॰ ॰


This article is written by Pradeep Raghunathan, 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 :

3930 Post No. : 15002 Movie Count :

4107

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Atul Song-A-Day 15K Song Milestone Celebrations – 12
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Cannot believe that we have reached the milestone of 15k on the blog. Just seems like yesterday that we were all waiting with bated breath to reach the 10k milestone. How time flies, and how consistent and persistent all of you have been. No words to express each one of your dedication, passion and labour of love.

What can one say about this haven of ours that has not been said before? For someone like me who has been like a pardesi in some ways (not being active as all the regulars), it is so heartening when all of you still reach out and ask how things are with me and family.

Team ASAD we could equate with the CSK team in IPL, consistent, champions and liked by one and all. Needless to say, we have calm, composed leaders to lead us too 🙂 .

It does feel guilty that our Yippeeee! team could not continue our work after a point of time, and yet there is hope that we would get back to it one day soon and try really hard to get to the ever moving target of the blog :).

These days, the only place I get to listen to songs is the car, and most of the times, it is what my daughter decides to play that we get to listen to. One of the recent numbers that is pretty much on repeat in her current playlist is a lovely song from the upcoming movie that most people are looking forward to called ‘Kalank’.

The song has been picturised so well, and is even better thanks to two amazingly talented actors, Madhuri Dixit and Alia Bhatt. The voice for these two are the versatile Shreya Ghoshal and Vaishali Mhade. For some reason, when you listen to this song multiple times, reminds us of songs sung by the Mangeshkar sisters (the names of the songs do not come to mind).

Though Pritam is accused many a time to blatantly copy songs for his tracks in movies, he does come up with some brilliant numbers that forces you to play them in a loop.

I know I have not done justice to this article celebrating the 15k milestone of the blog, nor the song featured here, but I am hoping the article would be the last thing on your mind after you listen to this beautiful number which has such an amazing tempo and so well rendered.

Wishing Atul ji, Sudhir ji, Arun ji, Khyati Ben, Raja ji and the entire paltan and followers of the blog, a very big Congratulations! This is no mean achievement, and I am sure for the celebration we can expect some amazing trivia and posts to reach even more unique milestones with this one big milestone. Let the force be with our blog.

Video

Audio

Song – Ghar Morey Pardesiya, Aao Padhaaro Piya (Kalank) (2019) Singer – Shreya Ghoshal, Vaishali Mhade, Lyrics- Amitabh Bhattacharya, MD-Pritam
Chorus

Lyrics (Based on Audio Version)

raghukul reet sadaa chali aayi
praan jaaye par vachan na jayi

jai raghuvanshi ayodhyapati
ram chandra ki jai
siyavar ram chandra ki, jai
jai raghuvanshi ayodhyapati
ram chandra ki jai
siyavar ram chandra ki jai

ta di ya na dheem..
de re ta na de re nom
ta di ya na dheem..
de re ta na de re nom
ta di ya na dheem…

raghuvar teri raah nihaarein
raghuvar teri raah nihaarein
saaton janam se siya..aa..aa
ghar more pardesiya
aao padhaaro piya
ghar more pardesiya
aao padhaaro piya

ta di ya na ta de re na dum
ta di ya na ta de re na dheem
ta di ya na ta de re na dheem
ta da re na de dheem ta da ni

maine sudh-budh chain ganvaa ke
maine sudh-budh chain ganvaa ke
ram ratan paa liya
ghar more pardesiya
aao padhaaro piya
ghar more pardesiya
aao padhaaro piya

dheem ta dheem tanana dere na
dheem ta dheem tanana dere na
dha ni sa ma, sa ga ma dha, ni dha ma ga pa
ga ma pa sa sa, ga ma pa ni ni
ga ma pa ni dha pa ma ga re ga ma dha pa
re ma pa dha ma pa ni ni dha pa ma pa ga ma re sa ni sa re re ma ma pa pa dha dha ma ma
ni ni ni re sa ni dha ni dha pa ma pa dha ni dha pa ma ga re ga re sa ni sa re re ga

na to maiya ki lori
na hi phaagun ki hori
mohe kuch doosra na bhaaye re
jab se naina yeh jaa ke
ik dhanurdhar se laage
tab se birha mohey sataye re
haa..
na to maiya ki lori
na hi phaagun ki hori
mohe kuch doosra na bhaaye re
jab se naina yeh jaa ke
ik dhanurdhar se laage
tab se birha mohey sataaye re
duvidha meri sab jag jaane
duvidha meri sab jag jaane
jaane naa nirmohiya
ghar morey pardesiya
aao padhaaro piya
ghar morey pardesiya
aao padhaaro piya

haa, gayi panghat par bharan
bharan paniyaan deewaani
gayi panghat par bharan
bharan paniyaan…

(sargam)

gayi panghat par bharan
bharan paniyaan deewaani
gayi panghat par bharan
bharan paniyaan…
ho naino ke
naino ke tere baan se

murchhit huyi re hiraniya
jhoom jha na na na na…
jhana na na na na…
bani re bani main teri joganiya
ghar morey pardesiya
aao padhaaro piya
ghar morey pardesiya
aao padhaaro piya.

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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रघुकुल रीत सदा चली आई
प्राण जाये पर वचन ना जाई

जय रघुवंशी अयोध्यापती
राम चंद्र की जय
सिया वर राम चंद्र की जय
जय रघुवंशी अयोध्यापती
राम चंद्र की जय
सिया वर राम चंद्र की जय

ता दी या ना धीम॰॰
दे रे ता ना दे रे नॉम
ता दी या ना धीम॰॰
दे रे ता ना दे रे नॉम
ता दी या ना धीम॰॰

रघुवर तेरी राह निहारे
रघुवर तेरी राह निहारे
सातों जनम से सिया॰॰आ॰॰आ
घर मोरे परदेसिया
आओ पधारो पिया
घर मोरे परदेसिया
आओ पधारो पिया

ता दी या ना ता दे रे ना दम
ता दी या ना ता दे रे ना धीम
ता दी या ना ता दे रे ना धीम
ता दा रे ना दे धीम ता दा नी

मैंने सुध बुध चैन गंवा के
मैंने सुध बुध चैन गंवा के
राम रतन पा लिया
घर मोरे परदेसिया
आओ पधारो पिया
घर मोरे परदेसिया
आओ पधारो पिया

धीम ता धीम तानाना देरे ना
धीम ता धीम तानाना देरे ना
धा नी सा मा
सा गा मा धा
नी धा मा गा पा
गा मा पा सा सा
गा मा पा नी नी
गा मा पा नी धा पा
मा गा रे गा मा धा पा
रे मा पा धा मा पा नी नी धा पा मा पा गा
मा रे सा नी सा रे
मा मा पा पा धा धा मा मा
नी नी नी रे सा नी धा नी धा पा मा पा धा नी
धा पा मा गा रे गा
रे सा नी सा रे रे गा

ना तो मईया की लोरी
ना ही फागुन की होरी
मोहे कुछ दूसरा ना भाये रे
जब से नैना ये जा के
इक धनुर्धर से लागे
तब से बिरह मोहे सताये रे
हा॰॰
ना तो मईया की लोरी
ना ही फागुन की होरी
मोहे कुछ दूसरा ना भाये रे
जब से नैना ये जा के
इक धनुर्धर से लागे
तब से बिरह मोहे सताये रे
दुविधा मेरी सब जग जाने
दुविधा मेरी सब जग जाने
जाने ना निर्मोहिया
घर मोरे परदेसिया
आओ पधारो पिया
घर मोरे परदेसिया
आओ पधारो पिया

हा॰॰
गई पनघट पर भरन
भरन पनियाँ दीवानी
गई पनघट पर भरन
भरन पनियाँ॰॰॰

(सरगम)

गई पनघट पर भरन
भरन पनियाँ दीवानी
गई पनघट पर भरन
भरन पनियाँ॰॰॰
हो नैनों के
नैनों के तेरे बाण से
मूर्छित हुई रे हिरणीया
झूम झा ना ना ना ना॰॰॰
झा ना ना ना ना॰॰॰
बनी रे
बनी मैं तेरी जोगनिया
घर मोरे परदेसिया
आओ पधारो पिया
घर मोरे परदेसिया
आओ पधारो पिया


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 : 3930 Post No. : 15001

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Atul Song-A-Day 15K Song Milestone Celebrations – 11
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Mohammed Rafi : The Incomparable (II) – Song No. 09
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Another momentous occasion, another celebratory post and I was feeling lost. Where was the inspiration ? I saw the e-mailer for the celebration posts planned, just after I had prepared and submitted a post for another song(yet to be posted). This post took a whole three weeks to complete. I am actually not happy writing posts this way. I prefer to write the complete post, in one go. I may look at it 2-4 times and make certain corrections/improvements if required before submitting the post. If I am forced to take breaks while writing the posts, than it takes forever to complete the job.

Fresh instructions were issued to write a post and send it ASAP 🙂 . Incidentally, this acronym is three quarters same as ASAD. ASAD means “Lion” in Arabic and Urdu. I tried to find if this word has a meaning in any other language and found on Google that it means “shubha Mahurat” in Hindi. How appropriate is all this !

On receipt of the above ASAP request, I informed the kaptan’s that I can send a post only next week. They were given no other option but to agree 🙂 .

Than I suddenly remembered the song which had brought me to the blog back in 2010. Predictably it was an illusion of a Rafi song. Why I call it an illusion is that there are just signs of it existing, but so far it has not surfaced. As per some online comments I had gathered this information that Rafi Sahab had rendered this Poem by Pradeep “Khud jiyo auron ko bhi jeene do” for a documentary film made by films division of India. In this document Prithvi Raj Kapoor is shown singing this peom in a class room. I chanced upon this blog in January 2010 while looking for the full lyrics of this poem.

Last week I again searched for any more clues about this rendition by Rafi Sahab and found that a documentary named “khud jiyo auron ko bhi jeene do” was listed in the archives of Films Division of india. This raises hopes that this song exists. So I have requested Sudhir Sir to try to find it.

But this celebration post cannot wait and it started on the blog and I needed a special song for this. Four posts on this 15KSMC have already appeared , awesome songs and posts by Peeviecee’s Mom, Avinash Ji, Shenoy ji and Ava ji. In my own searches and looking for inspiring song, I have just skimmed by these articles and not been able to give comments. All of these were relatively newer songs, so I looked for an old song. I found one Rafi Solo from the 50’s which should have been here already.

But just as I was trying to introspect and decide how to start the post and what to write in it, I remembered this endearing philosophical song rendered by Rafi Sahab in English. The song exhorts us to remember that the world is one and that we share one earth, sky and sun. For all that we know, we are alone in the universe. The universe out there is huge, mean and dangerous. It makes sense for the dwellers of this planet to stick together and not try to wipe each other out from the face of the earth. The past Civilizations of the bygone eras were destroyed due to natural calamities and due to excesses committed by humanity. There are traces of these bygone civilizations, some of which were literally rotten to death. There are continents on this earth, where the entire aboriginal races were eliminated to cater to the human greed of the so called civilized races. That was the era where the strong destroyed the weak for greed of land and resources and wealth.

Now the continents of the world and its controllers are invested in each other and are dependent on each other for accumulation of their virtual wealth and power. And the nation states of the modern world are sailing in the same seas. It is the financial interests of the market forces of modern civilsation, that guide the national pride and the fervor of strategically important market places. In this wider picture also the old adage “united we stand, divided we fall” holds good.

The lyrics of the song are written by Harindernath Chattopadhyay, to suit the meter of the song ‘Bahaaron Phool Barsaao” arguably the most popular song ever. The composers of these iconic songs are Shankar-Jaikishan.

The earnest and honest rendition by Rafi Sahab is to be heard and absorbed in the heart. This is Rafi Sahab singing in an unfamiliar language. He used write down the lyrics in urdu, which is the only language he knew to read and write. A humble person is showing us a wider picture in the mirror.
He tries to make us see ‘ A world his dignity demands. ‘ The Almighty creator looks at the world as one, so remember friends the world is one. And most major monotheistic religions of the world also believe that the human race is created from a single male and female.

So the Rafi song from 1950’s, which is my favorite period for widest range of Rafi Sahabs songs, will wait for its turn in this series. Just a reminder to myself, that I need to write a post each to commemorate 100 years of Majrooh Sultanpuri, Kaifi Azmi and Shamshad Begum.

Meanwhile, to all those connected with blog, my fellow contributors and the kaptans, I extend heartiest congratulations on this milestone of 15000 songs, and wish that we all find the gems we look for in the musical khazana.


Song-Remember friends the world is one (Rafi NFS)(1970) Singer-Mohammed Rafi,Lyrics-Harindernath Chattopadhyay, MD-Shankar-Jaikishan

Lyrics

although we hail from different lands
we share one earth and sky and sun
remember friends the world is one
although we hail from different lands
we share one earth and sky and sun
remember friends the world is one

we want all enmity to cease
for we want peace
we all want peace
we want no hate
we want no strife
since we were born
for love and life

come let us chant while joining hands
we shall not rest till wars are done
remember friends the world is one
although we hail from different lands
we share one earth and sky and sun
remember friends the world is one

we have met here to dream and build
we want our dreams to be fulfilled
we have come here to dream and plan
a world of joy and hope for men
a world His dignity demands
a world that we shall see begun
remember friends the world is one

although we hail from different lands
we share one earth and sky and sun
remember friends the world is one


This article is written jointly by Atul and Sudhir. 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.

This is the 15000th song post in the blog.

Blog Day :

3929 Post No. : 15000

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Atul Song-A-Day 15K Song Milestone Celebrations – 10
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Writeup by Atul
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This writeup marks a very special occasion for the blog. It is the 15000th writeup for the blog !

5000th and 10000th posts in the blog were major landmarks for us. The preparations, celebrations and enthusiasm for those posts were quite grand and memorable.

For instance, preparation for the 5000th post had begun in right earnest some more than 150 posts prior to the big event. The song was identified well in advance. That was a legendary song, created by rather unknown artists. So that post was meant to honour lesser known HFM artists.

When the song was identified, I thought that the lesser known music director of the song should also get appreciation. So it was planned to make this 5000th post of the blog to coincide with 100th post of the music director. That was not easy because the music director only had 20 odd of his songs in the blog at that time. So lots and lots of his compositions were covered in the blog during the run up to the 5000th post in the blog.

And that 5000th writeup was a joint collaboration of three of us viz. Raja, followed by me and then Sudhir ji. It was such a long article that a few of our regulars gave up reading the article midway. 🙂 It was over 8000 words long article (including lyrics) !

The date was 13 november 2011. It was a sunday and the post was published at 12:29 PM. It was the sixth and final song posted on that day in the blog.

I was based at Nagpur, Maharashtra, at that time. Amazingly, the journey from post number 4001 to post number 5000 took only five months and one day (153 days) at a strike rate of 6.5 songs every day !

The 10000th post in the blog should have appeared earlier that it finally did. Going by the then strike rate of one century every 16 days (give or take a few days), the 10000th post should have come up by April or may 2014. But I found myself getting busy in other matters. My guess is that my family (wife , daughter, three pets) had joined me- (I was at Bilaspur then), and so I was finding it difficult to post at the usual rate. There were several dot days after post number 9990. There were as many as six dot days. Even on the days when I posted articles, I only managed to post one or two articles in a day. So finally, I decided (and some other regulars also arrived at the same view), that the 10000th post needed to be coincided by the blog birthday which fell on 19 july 2014 .

The idea of how to celebrate the event was thought about when I and Sudhir Ji had visited AK ji (of songsofyore)in his office in Delhi. While discussing lots and lots of HFM related matters, we discussed the forthcoming 10000th post in the blog. AK ji suggested that every regular needed to write an article and a brief introduction of that regular needed to be given. We expanded the idea and decided that the introduction of the regular would be a full fledged and separate article and would precede the guest article.

The run up to the big event began on 7 july 2014. It was planned that all regular contributors would be introduced by another regular familiar with the person being introduced. That article would be followed by an article penned by the person who was introduced in the earlier article. So, we had nearly 30 regulars “formally” introduced by other regulars.

The idea was a great hit and it was well received and appreciated. Regulars introducing other regulars- it was made possible because many of us had already forged friendships with each other not only through online interactions but also through personal visits. We all got to know lots and lots of interesting details about the regulars of the blog. For instance, we came to know that our seniormost (in age) contributor was 80 plus, whereas the youngest contributor (regarded as an expert in vintage songs of 1930s and 1940s) was only 15 at the time when he first contributed his articles in the blog !

Some very interesting details were revealed about our regulars. For instance, we had someone who used to write a columm in a local newspaper when he was a school kid ! That the ladies among the regulars were all amazingly versatile. One was “thhodi padhi likhi” (means she was BSc in maths), while another had a “cosmopolically interesting” background, another with an accidental filmy parentage was a voracious reader of books, among several passions. We had someone who aspired to be a lyricist in Film industry, but finally realised that studying well and doing his own business was a better idea. 🙂 I found that the world was a small place. AKji turned out to be my senior from the same alma mater !

It also turned out that we had struck friendships with some HFM related individuals as well- for instance Ms Manju Das, Daughter of K Amarnath.

The 10000th song finally got posted one day late than was planned. It was posted on 20 july 2014 in the evening. It was a sunday. It was the eighth post of the day. Every time a post would appear, eager regulars would comment something like- “post number 9995th done, five more to go”. During those pre whatsapp days, lots of e mail messages were doing the rounds among regulars wondering when the 10000th post would appear and what song would be discussed as the 10000th song. THat song of course rewrote history. It was believed till then that the oldest HF song was from 1932. The 10000th song that was covered in the blog was a song of 1931, the very first year for Hindi movies.

The first 5000 songs in the blog took 1213 days viz three years and four months at a rate of 4.4 songs per day. Next 5000 songs took only 980 days viz two years and eight months at a rate of 5.1 songs per day. This third set of 5000 songs has taken 1735 day , about four years and nine months! A rather sedate rate of 2.9 songs per day !

Lots of things have changed between 2014 and 2019. Whatsapp was a new concept at that time and only very few savvy ones among us knew what it was. Now even the less mobile savvy among us too have smart phones and now we have a whatsapp group. People who were clueless about smartphones in 2014 are now the most active participants.

Five years have passed. One of the youngest regulars has since acquired a job as well as a spouse. Son of another regular, had once hijacked his mother’s computer when she was not looking and posted comments like-this song is not good, it is boring. 🙂 . Imagine the kid making such comments about a Rafi song, when his mom is a diehard Rafi fan. 🙂 He has grown up and he is now a medical college student.

Today, I am based in another -Pur. This post appears while I am based at Gorakhpur, UP. Like the 5000th post and 10000th post, this 15000th post too is being posted on a sunday !

There are other similarities (or near similarities) as well. When I had gone to Delhi and met Sudhir Ji and AK ji there in may 2014 and discussed plans of 10000sup celebrations, Indian Parliamentary elections were going on. Five years later, we are in the midst of Parliament elections once again.:)

There are differences as well. Six songs were covered in a day while discussing 5000th song. Eight songs were covered in a day while covering 10000th song. Today, when 15000th song is being covered, it is the only the second song of the day. So the blog is living upto its name- song a day, while earlier it used to be songs a day. 🙂

Some times, I am asked about statistics related to the blog. For instance, Sudhir Ji, while preparing a “blog ten year challenge” post noticed that as many as 12 songs were covered in one day viz. on 10 march 2009. Sudhir Ji asked me whether it was the record for the highest number of songs in a day. I did not have a readymade reply to that. Today I have. I can put it on record that the record for the blog is 13 songs in a day. This feat was achieved twice- on 25 october 2011 and on 6 september 2012. Today, when we struggle to post one or two songs in a day, I wonder how I was able to achieve such a feat ! It is not that those two days were isolated cases. Posting big number of songs in a day used to be fairly common those days. For instance, the blog had seen 12 songs in a day on six occasions, once in 2009 and 2012, and four times in 2011. Eleven posts in one day was achieved once (16 august 2012) whereas there have been 18 occasions when ten songs were posted in one day. Nine songs in a day were acjieved on 42 occasions. Eight songs in a day were covered on 133 occasions, the last such occasions being in 2016.

Now a days, we are going at such slow pace that even six songs a day, which was a routine affair in the past has become uncommon. In the year 2019, there has been only one day when six songs were covered. In contrast 2009 saw as many as 166 days when 6 songs were covered in one day.

Another statistics that I was asked recently was regarding the number of visitors in a day. It has been mentioned in an earlier article that the blog clocked 1000 plus visitors in a day for the first time on 23 january 2009. Here are these first time details

Number of visitors per day First time date in the blog (visitors that day)
1000 23 january 2009 (1145)
2000 29 august 2009 (2071)
3000 15 july 2011 (3060)
4000 15 august 2011 (4184)
5000 7 october 2011 (5379)
6000 9 october 2011 (6082)
7000 10 october 2011 (7561)
9000 12 october 2011 (9824)
10000 19 october 2011 (10630)

As one can see from above, october 2011 was a breakthrough month for the blog. From an average visit of 3000 plus visitors till then, we suddenly found the average shooting up to stratosphere. One can notice that after 7000 plus visits, we directly jumped to 9000 plus visits in a day, bypassing 8000 plus visits mark. ! As many as 10630 visitors visited on 19 october 2011, which remains a record till this date. More than 8000 visitors per day arrived at the blog on 13 days of october 2011 !

So one can notice that the blog was at its peak, number of daily posts wise as well as number of daily visitors wise during second half of 2011, and it continued till end of 2012.

By now, we have settled back to a more relaxed 3500 visits per day routine.

Now, in 2019, I really wonder how I used to be able to post so many songs in one day. I cannot say that I had too much of time at my disposal then and that I am too busy now a days. That is hardly the case. In fact it should be the other way round. Those days, I would often find myself having to go on meetings or other official works quite frequently. I can only conclude that I was highly passionate and motivated during those days. Of course I was younger and more energetic those days. 🙂

In an earlier writeup, Mr Sadanand Kamath has arrived at the right conclusion that background work has increased a great deal, now that we have amassed such a goldmine of information about HFM. I actually find myself devoting more time in such background work than in writing articles. And these data, when properly analysed often reveal hitherto unknown and unnoticed bits of information that actually may have been missed by music lovers.

To cite an example of background work, our beloved Khyati Bhatt once analysed all movies of 1960s and their songs and prepared an excel sheet. That served as a homework for Sudhir Jee. He used this excel sheet to post songs from more than one hundred movies of 1960s that were not represented in the blog till then. Then our two senior contributors, Mr Arunkumar Deshmukh and Mr Sadanand Kamath have been doing the same for movies from 1930s and 1940s. Personally even I have introduced several movies from 1940s and 1950s into the blog.

As a result of these exercises, which need considerable research and background work, we are at a stage when over 4200 movies (4206 at last count) were represented in the blog. Less than 75 movies of 1960s and just over 100 movies of 1950s remain to be covered in the blog. Just over 200 movies of 1940s remain to be covered. Most of these remaining movies are rare movies and their songs are not easy to locate. So naturally this exercise takes considerable time and effort.

Another much cherished exercise, viz YIPPEE exercise has slowed down, but still we have managed to YIPPEE as many as 1167 movies (adding upto around 8000 songs) which is no mean feat.

Bit by bit, we are building up complete and accurate filmography of several artists. I often like to use these filmographies whenever these artists reach their important milestones (typically centuries of their songs in the blog).

It must be said that the blog has become an integral part of not only my life, but also for several regulars. We all have grown as a result. Speaking for myself, I know that I have grown and learnt a lot, not just about HFM, but about life in general. It has helped me become a more “mature” person. 🙂

The contents of some of these posts over the years gave me considerable satisfaction. Some of the articles that I am proud of deal with myriad subjects like transfers, road travel, pets, fellow human beings, economics, theory of music etc.

For instance, writing about a pet, that turned out to be a wolf, is an article that gave me great satisfaction. The comments on this article were equally heart warming and this appreciation meant a lot to me.

I have some other fields of interest that I may not have touched till now. 🙂

Unlike the songs to be posted as 5000th and 10000th song, I am in the dark about the 15000th song. 🙂 . Sudhir Jee has taken it upon himself to upload a rare (not yet available online) rare song for this occasion. So the song link as well as lyrics of the song, plus introduction of the song will be by him. He had wanted it to be a writeup by me, but seeing that it is he who is uploading this special song and is providing necessary details on the song and the artist, it is only fair that this writeup should be considered a joint write up, just like what was the case during 5000th and 10000th writeups.

Writeup by Sudhir
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As usual, the wait is intensely anticipatory, and the delay appears to be customary. Of course, as last time, the final moment has been hanging on account of yours truly – 🙂 . And the reason is that we have had a difficult time getting to zero in on the song we would like to place at this important milestone today.

Completing 15 centuries (and that too, without a plan) is superlative indeed. Atul ji and I have been in communication to finalize which song to present at this juncture. We checked many different options and criteria, but somehow all of them seemed to be weighing lesser in comparison to the importance of this milestone. The historic discovery that was showcased at the 10K milestone, actually set a benchmark, which is near impossible to match, even though we now have access to a lot more material at hand. But no, this song at 15K surely does not match the spectacular-ity of its 10K counterpart.

We had tried many things again this time. We tried to search for historically important unpublished songs. We tried to trace the significant wanted songs of key artists. We tried our hand at getting multiple combinations together. We had shortlisted some films and songs, which are unheard of. As in, there is no mention of these films in GK or in other similar compilations, but these films, unreleased of course, were actually under production and their songs were recorded. Some of these songs have survived and are available with collectors, albeit not in public domain as yet. That would make them rare, very rare quality. But then we also argued that just because an unreleased film is unknown in public domain, how does that add to its historical significance. So this option was also pulled down in priority. I have access to some of these songs and will bring them out shortly.

For a longest time, both Atul ji and I were in a mood of despair, as we were not able to decide on the song for this occasion. The email exchange then turned towards artists, and the idea of showcasing the creation of a significant historical figure in the Hindi film music arena started to gain strength. The idea developed was to bring into limelight, an important artist whose contributions to Hindi film music has so far gone unsung. As we thought more about it, the idea seemed to get better. We would highlight an artist whom the people have heard about, but probably not much ‘information about’ is not in circulation.

We exchanged notes about some such names, and then we agreed to bring on board, the doyen of Hindi film music directors – Ustad Jhande Khan, as the artist to highlight at this important junction.

Ustad Jhande Khan – the artist whom the other famous luminaries of Hindi film music like Naushad, Ghulam Mohammed, Anil Biswas, Begum Akhtar, Hemant Kumar, Shyam Sunder, Master Nisar – have acknowledged to be their teacher and guru. This teacher of other reputed music directors and singers is himself now a forgotten name. Very little, if any, biographical information is available with any source. As I tried to search for information, I could finally locate only two bio sketches – a filmographic detail available in ‘Dhunon Ki Yatra’ by Pankaj Raag, and a brief biography compiled by our friend Javed Hamid, as a chapter in his book on Hindi film music directors – ‘Hindi Filmon Ke Sadabahaar Sangeetkar’. As per Javed Bhai, he was able to procure an article in Urdu on this artist, from a friend in Pakistan. The article appeared in a certain film magazine there, many decades ago.

Not much is known about Ustad Sb’s family background and his early years. He was born in Gujranwala (now in Pakistan). The circumstances by which he came to Bombay are not known. But it is known that he came to Bombay at a young age. He was already exposed to classical music and was adept at playing many instruments like saarangi and harmonium. In Bombay, he learnt more and polished his skills at the feet of masters like Ustad Chhajju Khan, Naazir Khan and Khadim Hussain Khan Sahib.

His first foray into creating music was theatre. He was associated with Agha Hashr Kashmiri for a long time. In days prior to talkie films, theatre was a popular and a powerful medium. The major theatre establishments would employ full time music directors and musicians for creating and performing music for stage dramas. That music has been such an important ingredient of the life and culture of this subcontinent, can be gauged from this fact that the popular theatre movements across the nation mostly depended on musicals and song enriched dramas. Ustad Sb was associated with Jubilee Theatre, Alfred Theatre and Parsi Alfred Theatre. It was a time when the dialogues and songs of stage dramas were released on gramophone records. Quite a few such record sets are still available with collectors. Special mention to be made of the stage drama ‘Mahabharat’. The dialogue and song record set of this drama became very popular. The music was composed by Ustad Sb. Then, in the famous stage play ‘Dilfarosh’, a song composed by Ustad Sb – “Dil e Nadaan Ko Hum Samjhaaye Jaayenge” became very popular with the theatre going public. And here, we are not yet in the era of talkie films.

With the advent of talkies, Ustad Sb made a natural transition to films and film music. He joined Ranjeet Studios, and became their premier music director. The 1931 film ‘Devi Devyani’ was the first film for which Ustad Sb composed 17 songs. In 1932, Ranjeet produced a very successful comedy film ‘Chaar Chakram’, starring E Billimoria, Ishwar Lal, Keki Adajania, Miss Shanta, Miss Kamla and the comedy team of Ghori and Dixit. Ustad Sb composed 7 songs for this film, which all became very popular.

Ustad Sb composed music for about fourteen films for Ranjeet Studios between 1931 and 1936. In 1935, he also started working independently for other production houses like Ajanta Cinetone, Daryani Productions, Amrit Films etc. His complete body of work would be less than 25 films. Sadly, majority of his creations are lost or are untraceable at present.

His most famous and popular film is considered to be Kedar Sharma’s ‘Chitralekha’ from 1941. Based on the novel by Bhagwati Charan Verma, the film has 10 songs. The song “Tum Jaao Bade Bhagwan Baney, Insan Bano To Jaanen” became very popular in its time. When Kedar Sharma recreated this film in 1964, this song served as the inspiration for the popular Lata song “Sansaar Se Bhaage Phirte Ho Bhagwaan Ko Tum Kyaa Paaoge”. A very interesting small anecdote about the music of this 1941 film. after completing the composition of all the songs, one day in the morning, Ustad Sb went to see his friend ZA Bukhari, who was a director at All India Radio, Bombay at that time. Excited and nervous like a small child, he conveyed to his friend – that a peculiar thing has inadvertently happened, and that he has not done it on purpose, and did not realize that it was so. His friend inquired as to what has happened. Ustad Sb sheepishly confessed that all the songs of the film have gotten composed in a single Raag; and requested ZA Bukhari to accompany him to the studio. Together they came to the studio and Ustad Sb played the different songs for his friend. It was a wonder that all the songs had become amenable to composition in Raag Bhairavi.

Ustad Sb continued to work into the mid 1940s. In 1943 came the film ‘Shahenshah Akbar’ for which he had composed 14 songs. In the same period he also composed 12 songs for a film titled ‘Jeevan Ka Saaz’. Unfortunately this latter film remained incomplete.

When the partition of India occurred in 1947, Ustad Sb made a choice to migrate to Pakistan, against the advise of his colleagues and friends in the industry. He went back and settled down in his home town – Gujranwala. He would travel often to Lahore to meet the industry people and friends. He also tried to get associated with the radio service in Pakistan, but that did not work out too well. Not a very long time after his migration, he passed away in Gujranwala, on 7th January, 1952.

Ustad Sb was a very reserved personality, so much so that he avoided even being photographed in company of his friends and co-workers. No images of this person have survived, except one photograph that I am able to acquire with the help from my friend, Javed Hamid. This is the photo that I have used in creating the online video file for this song.

Now, coming to this song. This song has two very peculiar and interesting characteristics. Based so far on the information that I have, this song is written by, and composed by and sung by Ustad Jhande Khan himself. Geet Kosh does not have the singer information. I got the name of the singer from another dear friend, Shri KL Pandey, who has done the monumental work of analyzing the classical raag basis of Hindi film songs. However, there is a little doubt, and another name has also been suggested by my other friend who provided me with the mp3 file of this song. I am awaiting confirmation from two other sources. Meanwhile, in this post I am using the singer name as suggested by KL Pandey ji. If there is a different update confirmed, I will inform the readers and make amends to this post.

Update 22Apr2019: Yes, we do have amendments as far as singer name is concerned. I have inputs from three different collectors. All have informed that the name of the singer is Krishna Rao Chonkar. Now this singer is supposed to have sung other songs in this film also. I specifically asked, and was informed that the name of the singer is not no the gramophone record. So the information is from a different source. That three people concur on this can also mean that all of them are possibly referring to the same source.

The second very interesting thing about this song is also informed by Shri KL Pandey. Of the 17,000+ Hindi film songs that he has analyzed, he has discovered only two songs which are based on Raag Deepak. Raag Deepak is a classical composition that is considered very difficult to render. The interesting thing that Pandey ji has shared is that the so called ‘deepak‘ songs in the the films ‘Tansen’ (1943) – “Diya Jalaao Jagmag Jagmag“, and ‘Sangeet Samrat Tansen’ (1962) – “Deepak Jalaao Jyoti Jagaao“, both these songs are NOT based on Raag Deepak, but are based on Raag Bhoopali.

Update 22Apr2019: The second Hindi film song based on Deepak Raag is “Deepak Kathan Karat. . .” from the film ‘Gaj Gaamini’ from 2000. The song is written by Maya Govind,  music composition is Bhupen Hazaarika, and the singer is Shankar Mahadevan.

So this song being presented today is one of the only two songs so far discovered, which are based on pure Raag Deepak. Listening to this song I am sure you will be able to appreciate the level of difficulty in the rendering of this creation.

And well, yes, Congratulations are due to all, for making to this momentous milestone. I will be following up with another post sharing more about that.

Happy listening and happy journey to all readers and friends on this blog. 🙂

[Ed Note: There a some words that have not been correctly deciphered in the singing. I request other readers and friends to suggest updates to the lyrics. And yes, also to the extended sargam, where I may have made an error in recording it correctly.]

 

Song – Deepak Jo Gaaye So Paaye Gyaan Dhyaan (Shahenshah Akbar) (1943) Singer – Ustad Jhande Khan Krishna Rao Chonkar, Lyrics – Ustad Jhande Khan, MD – Ustad Jhande Khan

Lyrics

deepak jo gaaye
so paaye
gyaan dhyaan sab bhed suran ka
deepak jo gaaye
so paaye
gyaan dhyaan sab bhed suran ka

sa ga ma pa dha ni sa
sa pa dha pa ga re sa

sa ga pa ma ga ma dha pa
dha pa ma ga ma pa sa
dha pa ma ga ma pa sa
deepak jo gaaye
so paaye
gyaan dhyaan sab bhed suran ka

jaanat hain re sagre log
deepak hai raag ?? ka
jaanat hain re sagre log
deepak hai raag ?? ka
deepak na gaaye sab duniya naa
ye kaam nahin
hai sab ka
deepak jo gaaye
so paaye
gyaan dhyaan sab bhed suran ka

anginati ko ginati jaan
ginati
aa ginati maane na bhed bhaav
bhed na jaane
agyaan bhajta
deepak jo gaaye
so paaye
gyaan dhyaan sab bhed suran ka

jaane ?? anjaane ??
vaani ?? vaa se paaye
bhed aarohan avrohan deepak ka
jaane ?? anjaane ??
vaani ?? vaa se paaye
bhed aarohan avrohan deepak ka
deepak jo gaaye
so paaye
gyaan dhyaan sab bhed suran ka

sa sa sa ni re sa
sa ga sa ga ma pa dha ma pa dha
ma pa ga ma pa dha
sa dha re ni sa
sa dha dha ga re sa
pa dha pa ga ma pa
ga ma pa sa
dha pa ma ma ga ga sa ma dha pa
dha pa ma ga ga
dha ma pa ga re
sa ga ga ma ga re sa dha pa
dha pa ma ga ga ma ma ga re sa
sa ga ma pa dha
sa ga ga ma ga re sa dha pa
dha pa ma ga ga ma ma ga re sa
sa ga ma pa dha
pa pa pa pa ma ma ga ga
dha ma pa ma ga
dha ma pa pa
sa pa pa
dha ma ma
ma ga ga
ga re sa
sa pa pa
dha ma ma
ma ga ga
ga re sa

sa ga ma pa
deepak jo gaaye
so paaye
gyaan dhyaan sab bhed suran ka

deepak jo gaaye
so paaye
gyaan dhyaan sab bhed . . .
bhed suran ka paaye
deepak gaaye
deepak jo gaaye
bhed suran ka paaye
deepak gaaye
bhed suran ka paaye
deepak gaaye
deep. . .

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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दीपक जो गाये
सो पाये
ज्ञान ध्यान सब भेद सुरन का
दीपक जो गाये
सो पाये
ज्ञान ध्यान सब भेद सुरन का

स ग म प ध नि स
स प ध प ग रे स

स ग प न ग म ध प
ध प म ग म प स
ध प म ग म प स
दीपक जो गाये
सो पाये
ज्ञान ध्यान सब भेद सुरन का

जानत हैं रे सगरे लोक
दीपक है राग ?? का
जानत हैं रे सगरे लोक
दीपक है राग ?? का
दीपक न गाये सब दुनिया ना
ये काम नहीं
है सब का
दीपक जो गाये
सो पाये
ज्ञान ध्यान सब भेद सुरन का

अनगिनत को गिनती(??) जान
गिनती(??)
आ गिनती माने ना भेद भाव
भेद ना जाने
अज्ञान भजता
दीपक जो गाये
सो पाये
ज्ञान ध्यान सब भेद सुरन का

जाने ?? अंजाने ??
वाणी ?? वा से पाये
भेद आरोहण अवरोहण दीपक का
जाने ?? अंजाने ??
वाणी ?? वा से पाये
भेद आरोहण अवरोहण दीपक का
दीपक जो गाये
सो पाये
ज्ञान ध्यान सब भेद सुरन का

स स स नि रे स
स ग स ग म प ध म प ध
म प ग म प ध
स ध रे नि स
प ध प ग म प
ग म प स
ध प म म ग ग स म ध प
ध प म ग ग
ध म प ग रे
स ग ग म ग रे स ध प
ध प म ग ग म म ग रे स
स ग म प ध
स ग ग म ग रे स ध प
ध प म ग ग म म ग रे स
स ग म प ध
प प प प म म ग ग
ध म प म ग
ध म प प
स प प
ध म म
म ग ग
ग रे स
स प प
ध म म
म ग ग
ग रे स

स ग म प
दीपक जो गाये
सो पाये
ज्ञान ध्यान सब भेद सुरन का

दीपक जो गाये
सो पाये
ज्ञान ध्यान सब भेद॰ ॰ ॰
भेद सुरन का पाये
दीपक गाये
भेद सुरन का पाये
दीपक गाये
दीप॰ ॰ ॰


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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Atul Song-A-Day 15K Song Milestone Celebrations – 9
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The other day, I read one quote, ‘My grand kids believe, I am the oldest thing in the world. And after spending 2 to 3 hours with them, I believe it too !”

I liked it very much and I immediately copy-pasted it in several WA groups where I am a member-including a group of Atulites.

For most people, after a certain age and after retirement, spending time is a big problem. Especially for those, who have no hobby, reading habits or a friend circle of same age group. This was never a problem for me, not because of anything written above. I retired in 1998, i.e. about 21 years ago. After doing a roaring consultancy for 5 years, I got fed up and left everything completely.

For next few years, I traveled quite a lot, with my wife. After that I settled to a steady, disciplined life. I revived my old love – love of old films and music. After a gap of almost 50 years, I remembered my diaries, which I had written after seeing every film till about 1960 or so. I opened those boxes and to my horror found that due to humidity in Bombay, white ants had attacked the diaries. I could, however, salvage majority of them – though in torn and faded conditions. . .  but still worth their weight in gold !

By then, I had crossed 70 years of age. I learned operating the computer and smart phones etc., from my grand children and started surfing. One day I struck gold. I came across THIS BLOG. I was impressed with the Blog and enjoyed old songs whenever posted on it. After about 2 years of only commenting and sharing information on the Blog, Atul ji motivated me to write a post here. My first post was the song “Surya Wahi Chandra Wahi“, from the film ‘Savitri’ (1937) and it came up on 1st October 2012. The rest is history, as they say.

This Blog changed my life totally. It provided a purpose of life to me. Through posting articles here, I reinforced my belief that “Sharing knowledge increases your knowledge”. Along with the Blog I too grew up and earned a name for myself in the social media. Like the Blog, I too celebrated my Milestones of 100, 500, and 700 articles. . . –  and the ride continues. . . 🙂

This Blog has given me new friends. Normally, it is difficult to cultivate new friends in old age, but contrary to this, I got very good friends, though none from my age group. Still, they accepted me heartily. Thank you Atulites. The Blog occupies a vital position in our lives now. Every Blog event is shared and celebrated. In this journey, few friends were left behind and some new ones came in, but the Band Wagon marches on… on… on and on…

The Blog is approaching one of the most important Milestones in recent times – achieving a record of 15000 songs, posted with full and correct lyrics, videos as well as lot of information woven around the songs, by Atul ji and his team of contributors. I feel proud that even my ‘Two Cents’ are there in this milestone. This Blog is unique, ATUL ji is an excellent leader and all contributors to posts, lyrics, comments, videos etc deserve CONGRATULATIONS !

True to my reputation, I have selected a song from an old film – in fact a film belonging to the first 5 years of talkie era – ‘Divine Sacrifice’ aka ‘Kimti Kurbani’ from 1935. The song, written by an unknown lyricist, is sung by Rajkumari Dubey and the music is given by Master Motilal Nayak.

During the early phase of the talkie films, most music directors came with either stage or classical background. The film people never crossed borders initially – at least for the first few years. Those who worked in Bombay remained here and those who worked in Calcutta stayed put there only. Motilal Nayak was one such MD, who gave music only to films made in Calcutta.

Calcutta’s New Theatres was like a family. It ran on systems. It became a way of life for people working in it. Since its establishment in 1930, competition increased consistently, in the number of film producing companies in Calcutta. By 1938, there were many Production houses in Calcutta alone. Some of them were- Arora Film Co., Shri Bharat Laxmi Pictures, Chitramandir, RBS Productions, Dev-Dutt Films, East India Film Co., Indu Movietone, Kali Films, Kamala Talkies, Madan Theatres, New Popular Pictures, Moti Mahal Theatres, Murli Pictures, Quality Pictures, Radha Film Co., Sonoray Picture Syndicate, Sunrise Film Co., M & SFD Company, and Tollywood Studio. (Interesting point here – Bombay film industry came to be known as Bollywood decades after this Calcutta studio – Tollywood – which continues till today for Bangla film industry). Only few of these were regular film production houses with own facilities. Most others were formed to produce occasional films, using facilities at the regular production studios.

Motilal Nayak gave music to only handful films – ‘Aankh Ka Tara’ – (1932, Madan Theatres), ‘Kanya Vikray’ – (1934, Pioneer Films), ‘Divine Sacrifice’ – (1935, M&SD Films), ‘Asmat Ka Moti’ – (1935, Pioneer), Noor E Wahadat’ – (1936, East India Film Co), ‘Bandit Of The Air’ – (1936, Modern India Talkies; this was also the debut and the only film where KN Singh was the hero). All these films were made at Calcutta only.

The cast of ‘Divine Sacrifice’ was Khalil, Miss Rose, Laxmi, Abbas Ali, Sheela, Amir Ali, Agha Jaani, Rajkumari etc.

Master Khalil Ahmed (variously mentioned as Khalil, Master Khalil, and Khalil Ahmed) was the first ever star of the silent era as well as talkie films from 1920 to 1940s. Born in 1903, he became a hero in Kohinoor’s ‘Gul E Bakavali’ (1924), opposite Zubeida. He was the first handsome and macho hero of those times. He acted with all top heroines of his time. Some of his 30 silent films are, ‘Kaala Naag’, ‘Kulin Kanta’, ‘Lanka Ni Laadi’, ‘Cinema Queen’ etc.

He featured in his first talkie film, ‘Draupadi’ (1931), made by Imperial, opposite Ermeline. Then came ‘Daulat Ka Nasha’ (1931), ‘Bharati Mata’ (1932), ‘Niti Vijay’ (1932), ‘Do Rangi Duniya’ (1933) and ‘Saubhagya Sundari’ (1933). In 1934 Khalil went to Calcutta on the invitation of East India Films. His first film in Calcutta was ‘Kismet Ki Kasauti’ (1934). Then he joined Tollywood Studio (Madon Theatres). Here his first film was ‘Gaibi Gola’ (1935), in which Baby Noorjehan made her debut as a child star.

He was in great demand in Bombay also, so Khalil started doing films in Calcutta and Bombay, by frequently travelling between the two cities. This caused a lot of stress on him, but he always kept his commitments. During this period, he also got married and got children. He settled in Calcutta and traveled often to Bombay to do films there.

Khalil did different roles, including Hindu Gods. He never changed his name. In those days very few Muslim actors kept their real names. Incidentally, during his peak time, there were two more artists named Khalil. One was Khalil Aftab, who was a lyricist and he acted in film ‘Dard E Dil’ (1934) and ‘The Mill’ (1934). This latter film was banned and was released later in 1936 as ‘Ghareeb Parwar’. The other actor was Khalil Khan, who had acted in film ‘Deepak Mahal’ (1940). In all, Khalil acted in 27 talkie films. He died quite young, on 28-11-1941, at Calcutta. Too much travelling and stress must have taken its toll on him. He was only 38 year old. He left behind one wife with 5 children.

Khalil did 13 films in Calcutta – ‘Kismet Ki Kasauti (1934), ‘Gaibi Gola’ (1935), ‘Miss Manorama’ (1935), ‘Jawaani Ka Nasha’ (1935), ‘Divine Sacrifice’ (1935), ‘Raj Dulari (1936), ‘Bulbul e Iran’ (1936), ‘Parivartan’ (1936), ‘Adarsh Mahila’ (1937), ‘Aflatoon’ (1937), ‘Karmaveer’ (1938), ‘Abla Ki Shakti’ (1941) and ‘Merchant Of Venice’ (1941).

In Bombay, he did 14 films – ‘Draupadi’ (1931), Daulat Ka Nash’ (1931), ‘Bharati Mata’ (1932), ‘Niti Vijay’ (1932), ‘Do Rangi Duniya’ (1933), ‘Saubhagya Sundari’ (1933), ‘Typist Girl’ (1935), ‘Shaitan Ka Paash’ (1936), ‘Khudai Khidmatgaar’ (1937), ‘Kiski Pyaari’ (1937), ‘Hamara Desh’ (1940), ‘Pyaar’ (1940), ‘Waayda’ (1940) and ‘Taj Mahal’ (1941).

Khalil acted with most of the leading heroines of his time like, Noorjehan (Sr), Jilloo (Zulekha Ibrahim – she was known by Jilloo Bai in her later career), Kajjan (6 films), Mushtari (3 films; she died too young, in her teens only), Miss Rose (2 films), Violet Cooper (2 films), Radha Rani, Ram Pyari, Begum Akhtar (she was then known as Akhtari Faizabadi), Sulochana, Ameena, Leela Desai, Indurani, Gulab, Ermeline and Sheela etc. Khalil was very good natured and a popular actor among his co stars and producers.

A Muslim by birth, he performed are variety of roles in films. His initial acting phase included roles of Shri Krishna and Shri Ram. Disenchanted by the communal riots during those times, he gave a speech in the Indian Motion Picture Congress, on 4th May 1939. Baburao Patel’s Film India published this extract from his speech-

“I have played Hindu Gods in films. I worked under Hindu producers only. I am disturbed by these riots. I am popular among Hindus and Muslims. We are the devotees of Art and Art has no religion.”

Indian Film Industry is perhaps the only industry which is truly a secular one, since its inception. Master Khalil Ahmed was an example of that.

The film was directed by BN Rao. His original name was Balkrishna Narayanan Nair. He was born in 1909 at Tellicherry in Kerala. His family shifted to Bombay because his father got a job in Bombay. By that time it was schooling age for Rao. One kind neighbor – a Marathi individual – helped him to get admission in a nearby school. While filling up the form the Marathi friend wrote his name as BN Rao. For this friend, every south Indian name must end with Rao only! And this name stuck to him till the end.

BN Rao directed only 2 Hindi films – ‘Veer Kumari’ and ‘Divine Sacrifice’ both in 1935. Later he became a very famous and successful Tamil and Telugu director, especially with Gemini Studios and SS Vasan. His best film was ‘Bal Nagamma’ (1942) – which he only completed, when the original director Pullayya pulled out halfway. However, the credits show Pullayya’s name as director. Hindi film ‘Bahut Din Huye’ (1954) was a remake of this film. He had also written the screenplay of film ‘Chandralekha’ (1948). ‘Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema’ by Rajadhyaksha says this about BN Rao,

B.N.Rao – (b. 1909) Tamil director and actor born in Tellicherry, Kerala. Also worked in Hindi and in Telugu. Started acting at Imperial (1926); assisted R.S. Choudhury and the cameramen Adi and Rustom Irani. Went to East India Co. (1933) and later to Madan in Calcutta, where he débuted as director with Hindi films. In 1937, moved to the Central Studios in Coimbatore; then to Gemini in Madras (1940) where he directed what is taken to be the studio’s début feature, ‘Madanakamarajan’. Established himself as a successful director in the late 40s; then left to work for Shaws Malay Film Prod. (1953-6) making films starring P Ramlee, and for Cathay Keris Film Studio (1957-64) in Singapore, directing e.g. Maria Menado, Nordin Ahmad and Latifah Omar. Returned to India for one more feature and retired in Madras.

Today’s song is the only song of this film available. With this song, the film makes its debut on the Blog. Remember, this is a song almost 85 year old.

Once again, I CONGRATULATE Atul ji, Sudhir ji and all others for reaching the milestone of 15000 songs ! Jai Ho !!

Song – Kyon Na Looten Mazey Wasl e Yaar Ke (Divine Sacrifice) (1935) Singer – Rajkumari, Lyrics – Unattributed, MD – Master Motilal Nayak

Lyrics

kyon na looten mazey wasl e yaar ke

haan
kyon na looten mazey wasl e yaar ke
beete jaate hain ye din bahaar ke
haan
beete jaate hain ye din bahaar ke

ke hazaaron ki tabiyat machal jaayegi
dil laakhon ke ?? chheen kar jaayegi
jab wo niklegi seena ubhaar ke
haan
jab wo niklegi seena ubhaar ke
haan
jab wo niklegi seena ubhaar ke
haan
jab wo niklegi seena ubhaar ke
haan
kyon na looten mazey wasl e yaar ke

paan kha kar labon ko bachaane lagey
haan
aaaa aaaaa aaaaaaaaaa
aaaa aaaaaaaaa aaaaaaaaa
paan kha kar labon ko bachaane lagey
wo to hans hans ke naaz dikhaane lagey
jis mein gul ?? ?? anaar ke
haan
jis mein gul ?? ?? anaar ke
kyon na looten mazey wasl e yaar ke
haan
kyon na looten mazey wasl e . . .

teri aankhon ne to jaani ghazab kar diya
baaton baaton mein mera dil kyon le liya
khoob maari kataari sambhaar ke
haan
khoob maari kataari sambhaar ke
kyon na looten mazey wasl e yaar ke
haan
kyon na looten mazey wasl e yaa . . .

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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क्यों ना लूटें मज़े वस्ल ए यार के
हाँ
क्यों ना लूटें मज़े वस्ल ए यार के
बीते जाते हैं ये दिन बहार के
हाँ
बीते जाते हैं ये दिन बहार के

के हजारों के तबीयत मचल जाएगी
दिल लाखों के ?? छीन कर जाएगी
जब वो निकलेगी सीना उभार के
हाँ
जब वो निकलेगी सीना उभार के
हाँ
जब वो निकलेगी सीना उभार के
हाँ
जब वो निकलेगी सीना उभार के
हाँ
क्यों ना लूटें मज़े वस्ल ए यार के

पान खा कर लबों को बचाने लगे
हाँ
आsss आssss आsssssss
आssss आssss आssssssssss आsssssss
पान खा कर लबों को बचाने लगे
वो तो हस हस के नाज़ दिखाने लगे
जिस में गुल ?? ?? अनार के
हाँ
जिस में गुल ?? ?? अनार के
क्यों ना लूटें मज़े वस्ल ए ॰ ॰ ॰

तेरी आँखों ने तो जानी ग़ज़ब कर दिया
बातों बातों में मेरा दिल क्यों ले लिया
खूब मारी कटारी संभार के
हाँ
खूब मारी कटारी संभार के
हाँ
क्यों ना लूटें मज़े वस्ल ए या॰ ॰ ॰


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Blog Day :

3928 Post No. : 14998 Movie Count :

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Atul Song-A-Day 15K Song Milestone Celebrations – 8
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Not all journeys have a pre-determined destination.

Sometimes a traveler sets off on a journey, purely with the intention of travel. For how long, which specific places he will travel to, where he will stop, who and what he will encounter…these are all unknown.

All he knows is that he has the desire to travel – and will travel for as long as he has such desire, and the ability to travel.

And it is just as well that he travels without a set destination or time-frame. That would take away from the enjoyment of the journey itself. It is not that the travel is meaningless – it certainly has a purpose. Just that the purpose is to enjoy the journey, not to keep a destination or time-frame in focus.

I’d like to think this blog is one such journey – and Atul is this traveler.

Atul has himself said many times, when he posted his first song on this blog on the 19th of July 2008, he had no idea what it would go on to become. As a music lover, all he wanted was to have a blog of his own. A place where he could post songs of his choice and share his taste with other music lovers. Pretty simple, isn’t it?

At that time, he would’ve been happy if he could have got to a 1000 songs on the blog. That would have been huge.
2000? Amazing!
5000? Are you CRAZY?
10000? Ab bas bhi karo yaar, kuchh zyaada hi ho gaya

But this traveler never stopped travelling. One step at a time, he kept walking. The milestones kept passing by. He acknowledged them – but never stopped. Sort of like “nadiya chale chale re dhaara, chanda chale chale re taara, tumko chalna hoga, tumko chalna hoga”.

Along the way, he met fellow-travellers and became friends with them. They joined him on his journey, so he had company. But he never stopped.

Yes, he might have occasionally slowed down, but the most important thing is – he never stopped.

And that is the only reason we can today celebrate this mega-milestone.

The biggest to date.

15000.

Yes, that’s a thousand songs, fifteen times over.

Mind-boggling.

But, to me, that’s not the whole story.

If you take a flight from Moscow to Vladivostok, it takes about 8 ½ hours.
The Trans Siberian Express train takes about a week.

If I had the time, I know how I’d like to travel.
I’d like to breathe in every moment of the travel – not rush it.

This blog has not rushed through these 15000 songs mindlessly, just for the purpose of statistics. If it had done so, it could’ve reached this milestone much earlier.

No, that was not the idea of this blog at all. Ever.

As I said earlier, Atul’s idea was to share songs with other music-lovers. To have these songs introduced on the blog, discussed in detail with appropriate credits to artistes, with a video/audio and full lyrics.

That was – and continues to be – the format for every single song from day one.

And when you have a format of this type, you want every song to have its own space and time. If you post 20 songs on one day, are you doing justice to each individual song? Won’t it just get lost in the crowd?

So the pace of this blog recognizes this important aspect of music appreciation – don’t overload.

So the bigger story (for me at least) is HOW we have got to 15000.

One song at a time, ranging from 1 to about 7 songs a day (7 itself is a high number), we have come this far over TEN years and NINE months. Yes, we are in our 129th month now. And the posting has not been sporadic – it has been EVERY SINGLE DAY (except for very few days when there’s been no posting).

THAT, for me, is truly astounding.

For ONE person to have THIS level of dedication, commitment and discipline, despite all sorts of constraints along the way – THAT to me is mind-boggling.

Yes, we guest posters have joined on the journey, and posted from time to time. (I’m saying this a bit hesitatingly given my own limited contribution in the last year). But, as Sudhirji pointed out in a recent post, Atul’s posts are 3 times more than all our guest posts put together. That shows the sheer weight-lifting he does.

And mind you, this is just the number of posts. There’s so much more on the blog- the various statistics, by movie, by year, by artiste and so on. And anniversary dates. Atul has truly built a repository for the ages.

That brings me to my next point.

The repository.

It is not that songs aren’t available on the net. Of course they are. There are songs all over the place.

But this blog is different. It doesn’t treat a song as just a song. There’s a narrative about it, a background wherever possible. About the film, the artistes involved. And Atul is a stickler for accuracy, so he does his level best to get the facts and lyrics 100% accurate. It’s not easy with some old songs where the audio itself isn’t clear – but he makes a genuine effort. And that is because of the type of person he is – no shortcuts, no compromises.

All of this means that the reader gets as accurate a source as possible.

Then consider the songs themselves.

Some of these songs are rare songs, which were not even available earlier on the net. Some others were available, but with limited detail. When these songs were made available here, the blog tried to give the song, and its artistes, full respect.

This is what makes this blog a treasure house, a repository for generations.

While on this point, I think I must mention fellow travelers (we call them Atulites) who have contributed greatly to enriching this blog.

Atul will be the first person to admit that his own knowledge of songs and artistes would never have been enough to make the blog what it is today. This is nothing to be ashamed of. All of us know more about some songs and eras, and less about others.

But we thankfully have some “maharathis” (they know who they are, so I won’t name them 🙂 ) who, between them are an ocean of knowledge, and like walking encyclopedias. Their contribution, whether through posts or through comments, is truly outstanding. They have enriched this blog so much, taking it to a different level altogether.

So when we talk of team effort, this is a perfect example of it.

This brings me to my next point of awe.

If this blog had been a commercial venture, I can understand a business posting songs every day, to maximize its views, and earn revenue as a result, through advertising or other means.

But Atul has been doing this as a labour of love. It started as that, in 2008 – and continues to this day with the same intent.

So a labour of love, posting songs every single day, for 129 months at a stretch, to the level of detail and accuracy that this blog has – just pause for a moment to let that sink in.

Pause.

So while we celebrate the 15000 milestone, I request everyone to try to appreciate the true significance of it.

It’s not just the number – it’s the weight of the love and effort that has gone into it. It’s like 15000 kg of love and effort.

Along the way, this blog has done something else too. Possibly unintended initially, but as “Blog Ke Side-Effects” 🙂 , it has brought us Atulites together. Many of us have met each other, we now have a whatsapp group, all thanks to the blog, and Atul.

For me, personally, it has been a very enriching journey. I’ve been fortunate to have been involved right from day one – and along the way I’ve got to know some wonderful people with an amazing level of knowledge about HFM. I’ve got to know SO many songs only through this blog.

I really can’t thank Atul enough for all this.

So even if my participation has been very limited of late, this blog, and everyone associated with it, will always have a very special place in my heart.

And on this occasion, I can only wish that the journey goes on and on as we head towards the next target of 15921. 🙂

A line that comes to mind is “apni pyaar ki gaadi chalti rahe, apni pyaar ki gaadi chalti rahe”. 🙂

Now onto the song for today.

I must admit it wasn’t easy for me to decide on a song for this occasion.

For one, not only has the blog already got 15000 songs, but even the songs still to be posted are mostly relatively new songs ( which I barely know), or lesser-known songs of a much earlier era than mine.

This makes my task somewhat difficult.

A song I had in mind got cancelled out because it had already been posted, so I had to renew my efforts.

But one thing. I did have an idea of the type of song I wanted to post.

I wanted a fun, lively song. After all it is a celebratory occasion, so why not a fun song?

The lyrics didn’t really matter too much, as long as it was a jhakkaas song. 🙂

While looking for random songs, I tend to think of the 1970s as my first choice of decade. The main reason for this is, it is the decade I grew up in – and there’s always a chance I’ll come across a song that I heard in my childhood, and that still happens to not be posted. This has happened on a few occasions with me.

I’ll be the first to admit that the 1970s songs signaled the end of what is popularly known as the golden era of music. By the time the 1970s came along, audience tastes had changed. Not just in India, but around the world. The hippie culture had come in, there was a sense of wanting to break away from the established order of things.

It was only natural that India too would be affected by this trend. Films are a good reflection of society – and films of the 1970s are markedly different from those of an earlier era.

Music, as a very important component of Indian films, also reflected this.

And no one exemplified this better than RD Burman.

RD (or Pancham as he was popularly known) was a trend-setter. Hugely gifted, he experimented a lot, with instruments, tunes and sounds. The audience, already ripe for change, embraced RD’s style wholeheartedly and made him a huge success.

It was not that RD could not compose traditional tunes – he could, and he did. But he also made a deliberate effort to invent his own style, to distinguish himself from his legendary father’s style.

I personally think music, like everything else, evolves. We need to recognize that times keep changing – and music needs an audience too. So if the audience is changing, why wouldn’t music change too?

So, as Tennyson said, “the old order changeth, yielding place to new”.

The song I have picked today is from my schoolboy days. I had heard it a few times then – we used to sing it in school. But somehow I never heard it after that, and had even forgotten all about it.

Recently I came across it again – and was surprised to find it hadn’t been posted yet.

Initially I was thinking of keeping it for an RD occasion, seeing as it has such an RD stamp about it – but then I guess this occasion is as good as any.

If we are celebrating 15000 songs on this blog, and Atul is the architect of it AND is also a 1970s schoolboy, why not a song that he might have heard in those days too?

Dil to maane na….meri jaan, meri jaan aa aa aa aa

Vintage RD & Asha Bhosle.

Ever since this song has come back into my life, I’ve enjoyed listening to it.

I hope you enjoy it too. Jhakkaas enough for you? 🙂

Congratulations to all of us, travelers on this journey, for the 15000-milestone.

And a special thanks to Atul for bringing us all together.

Looking forward to milestone 15921. 🙂


Song-Dil to maane na (Shaitaan) (1974) Singers-Asha Bhonsle, RD Burman, Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri, Music-RD Burman
Chorus

Lyrics

turu turu haa
turu turu haa
turu turu haa
turu turu haa

Dil to maane na
Haa
Dil to maane na
Haa

Haa
Dil to maane na
Meri jaan
meri jaan haa haa ha ha
Dil to maane na ha ha ha ha ha
Meri jaan
Meri jaan haa ha ha ha
Dil to maane na ha
Dil ko milna to hai
Phir kisi se miley
Kya bura hai agar
Ye tujhi se miley
Gale lagoon kiske
tu hi bata de na re
dil to maane na
Haa

Meri jaan
Meri jaan haa ha ha ha ha
Dil to maane na
haa
Dil ko milna to hai
Haa
Phir kisi se miley
Haa
Kya bura hai agar
Ye tujhi se miley
Gale lagoon kiske
tu hi bata de na re
la la la la lalalala

Meri jaan
Meri jaan haa ha ha ha
Dil to maane na

Dweera tara taa taa tara taa
Haa
Dweera tara taa taa tara taa

Jaane dilbar jaane jahaan
Para para para para ha
Tum bin ab chain mujhko kahaan
Kya jaanoon main raaton ki neend
Haa
Hoy
Haa
Hu

Main to mar gayi ho kar jawaan
Rang ras ki bhari
Hai jawaani meri
Behki behki phiroon
Haaye re main baawri
Mujhe to baahon mein
Tu hi uthhaa le na re
dil to maane na
Ha

Meri jaan
Ho Meri jaan haa ha ha ha ha
Dil to maane na
Dil ko milna to hai
Phir kisi se miley
Kya bura hai agar
Ye tujhi se miley
Gale lagoon kis ke
tu hi bata de na re
la la la la lalalala

Meri jaan
Meri jaan haa ha ha ha
Dil to maane na ha

Dugdugdugdugdugdug
Dugdugdugdugdugdug
Haa
Hoy
Haa
ho
Dugdugdugdugdugdug
Dugdugdugdugdugdug
Haa
hu
Hoy
Haa

Naina tujh se jab jab lagey
Tan mein jaise sui chubhey
Pairon se na phir tan rukey
Hui
Haa
Hui
Haa
Hui

Haathon se na dhadkan dabey
Thhandi aahen bharoon
Na kisi se daroon
Main deewaani sahi
Tu bataa kya karoon
Arre lagi dil ki
Tu hi mitaa de na re
dil to maane na
haa

Meri jaan
O Meri jaan haa ha ha ha ha
Dil to maane na
Dil ko milna to hai
Phir kisi se miley
Haa
Hey
Kya bura hai agar
Ye tujhi se miley
Gale lagoon kis ke
tu hi bata de na re
dil to maane na ha ha ha

Meri jaan
Meri jaan haa ha ha ha ha
Dil to maane na
hahahahaha
Meri jaan
Meri jaan haa ha ha ha ha
Dil to maane na ha
Haaa


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 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 :

3927 Post No. : 14997

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Atul Song-A-Day 15K Song Milestone Celebrations – 7
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The Blog is in the vicinity of reaching a new milestone of 15000 posts and the celebrations are in order. It is in the 11th year of its existence during which time, it has passed through many milestones. Hearty congratulations to Atul ji and his bandwagon for attaining 15000 posts. I am sure that the Blog would pass through many more milestones in the years to come.

To measure a milestone, one needs to have a reference point. For the Blog, the First Post appeared in the Blog on July 19, 2008 is the reference point itself which is the mother of all subsequent milestones.

The second important milestone of the Blog was the first comment on the Blog which was none other than from Raja ji, the numero uno inspirer for Atul ji, as I understand from latter’s special articles, for starting the Blog. By now, the cumulative substantive comments on the posts in the Blog have crossed 60,000 which itself is one of the important milestones for the Blog.

The third important milestone was when for the first time, the daily visitors to the Blog crossed 1000. While I am not able to get the exact date on which this milestone was achieved, I am pretty sure on the basis of some average figures of visitors discussed by Atul ji on ‘About the Blog’ page, that this milestone was achieved within one year from the start of the Blog. Surely, for a new ‘start-up’ Blog, this was great news.
[Ed Note: The date was 23rd January, 2009; visitor count was 1145.]

If I plot a curve on the basis of the yearly average visitors to the Blog, I am sure, the graph would show a secular rising curve in the initial period of the Blog followed by a steep upward sloping curve during the last about 7 years. This is based on the assumption that as the aggregate number of posts as well as songs discussed in the Blog go up arithmetically, the number of visitors would go up geometrically. This is also borne out by the fact that as of now, the Blog has crossed 11 million (1 crore 10 lakhs) visitors in less than 11 years of its existence.
[Ed Note: As this post goes to press, the blog is already 70 thousand plus hits beyond 11.5 million. 🙂 ]

Fourth important milestone of the Blog was hitting 1000th post. On the basis of the statistics of month-wise aggregate posts, I guess the 1000th post was achieved in about 8 months’ time which, as far as I know, is a record for any musical/filmy Blog to achieve in the shortest time-frame. Of course, thereafter every 1000th post was a milestone and every post in multiples of 5000 was ‘Maha Milestone’ (like ‘Maha Kumbh).
[Ed Note: The 1000th post was published on 30th March, 2009, which is the 255th day from the start date of the blog (19th July, 2008), which works out to 7 months and 11 days.]

As I mentioned earlier, the Blog started on July 19, 2008 with a single goal – to post at least one song a day with lyrics and discuss the song. This goal has been met since the inception of the Blog with some very few occasional exceptions. But these exceptions have been overwhelmingly compensated by the fact that on an average, 3 to 4 songs a day have been covered in the Blog up till now.

Over a period of time, the Blog had earmarked some more goals – Artists’ centuries, covering all the songs of films (yippeee’d films), posting songs from those films which had not been represented in the Blog, etc. Recently, Sudhir ji has completed a century of posts representing the songs from those films released in 1960s which were not represented on the Blog. Like-wise Arun ji and myself had posted songs from a number of films released mainly in the 1940s which were not covered in the Blog.

Other important goals that have been achieved during the last 7 years or so are covering all the available songs sung by KL Saigal, and Suraiya. Also, all available songs composed by Sajjad Hussain have also been posted in the Blog. Again, Sudhir ji had contributed a lot in achieving these goals.

The next in line among the singers and music directors whose gap between the songs covered in the Blog and the songs available online have narrowed down are Kanan Devi (49/80), Sulochana Kadam (47/135), Talat Mehmood (378/450), S D Burman (633/666) and Naushad (534/593).

There are a few features which I consider as unique to our Blog among other musical/filmy blogs.

  1. As far as I know, among the current musical/filmy blogs, our Blog is the only one where articles by guest writers are contributed for the Blog not by invitation but largely on voluntary basis. Of Course, on special occasions like the present one, all Atuites are invited to contribute the special articles. But I consider as more as a gestures than the invitation to remind ourselves to be in readiness for the celebration of an important milestone of the Blog.
  2. Our Blog is the repository of profiles of hundreds of lesser known film artists (actors, directors, singers, music directors, lyricists etc) especially of 1930s and 40s. Some of them were well known in their fields at that time but now have been mostly forgotten. The major credit for collating the information on such artists goes to our in-house encyclopedia, Arun ji. In some cases, he had painstakingly collected the information from the siblings and friends of the concerned artists.
  3. The only musical/filmy Blog which has a wealth of statistical data relating to almost all the aspects of the films and the songs. I understand that most of data are manually updated. One can imagine the time and efforts required for Atul ji to update the statistical data more frequently than before with 15K songs. I can understand that Atul ji may be spending more time in updating the statistical data, depriving him of time for posting more songs on day-to-day basis.

On the eve of attaining yet another important milestone of 15000 posts on the Blog, I have selected an inspiring song from a film released in the late 1950s. I was surprised as to how this popular song had missed the attention of the Atulites so far. It appears that this song was destined to be used for special celebrations like the present one.

The song is ‘Do Kadam Aur Ae Saathi Kadamon Pe Zamaana Hoga’ from the film ‘Khoobsurat Dhokha’ (1959) which is rendered by Mohammed Rafi accompanied by chorus. The song is written by Indeevar and is set to music by S Mohinder. It is one of those rare songs of Rafi in which he has attempted yodeling.

When I heard the song, I started visualising a scenario in which at the conclusion of an imaginary Atulites Meet (gangout 🙂 ), Atul ji sings this song in place of Rafi and all other Atulites sing in chorus with some minor changes in the mukhda of the song:

do kadam aur ae Atulites
kadamon mein zamaana hoga
daaman mein hamaare ek din
mauseeqi ka khazaana hoga

 

Song – Do Kadam Aur Ae Saathi (Khoobsurat Dhokha) (1959) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics – Indeewar, MD – S Mohinder
Chorus

Lyrics

o hooooooo
o hooooooo
o hooooooo
o hooooooooo

do kadam aur ae saathi
kadamon pe zamaana hoga
daaman mein hamaare ek din
duniya kaa khazaana ho..oga
do kadam aur ae saathi
kadamon pe zamaana hoga
daaman mein hamaare ek din
duniya ka khazaana ho..oga
 
arre sona pighlega
aur chaandi barsegi
chhoone ko kadam apne
khud manzil tarsegi
hai aaj agar auron ka
kal apna zamaana hoga
(aaaaaaaaaaaaa)
daaman mein hamaare ek din
(aaaaaaaaaaaaa)
duniya ka khazaana ho..oga
(aaaaaaaa)
do kadam aur ae saathi
kadamon pe zamaana hoga
(aaaaaaaaaaaaaa)
daaman mein hamaare ek din
(aaaaaaaaaaaaaa)
duniya ka khazaana ho..oga
(aaaaaaaa)

lae lae lae lay dee oo
lae lay dee
lay dee lo
lae lay dee
 
baahon mein chaand hoga
ho o
aur raah mein sitaare
ho o
baahon mein chaand hoga
ho o
aur raah mein sitaare
ho o
ummeedon ki wo duniya
ab door nahin pyaare..ae
khushiyon ki jawaan raaton ka
har khwaab suhaana hoga
(aaaaaaaaaaaaa)
daaman mein hamaare ek din
(aaaaaaaaaaaaa)
duniya ka khazaana ho..oga
(aaaaaaaaa)
do kadam aur ae saathi
kadamon pe zamaana hoga
(aaaaaaaaaaaaaa)
daaman mein hamaare ek din
(aaaaaaaaaaaaaa)
duniya ka khazaana ho..oga
(aaaaaaaaa)
do kadam aur ae saathi
kadamon pe zamaana hoga
(aaaaaaaaaaaaaa)
daaman mein hamaare ek din
(aaaaaaaaaaaaaa)
duniya ka khazaana ho..oga

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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ओ हो॰ ॰ ॰
ओ हो॰ ॰ ॰
ओ हो॰ ॰ ॰
ओ हो॰ ॰ ॰

दो कदम और ए साथी
कदमों पे ज़माना होगा
दामन में हमारे एक दिन
दुनिया का खजाना हो॰॰गा
दो कदम और ए साथी
कदमों पे ज़माना होगा
दामन में हमारे एक दिन
दुनिया का खजाना हो॰॰गा

अरे सोना पिघलेगा
और चांदी बरसेगी
छूने को कदम अपने
खुद मंज़िल तरसेगी
है आज अगर औरों का
कल अपना ज़माना होगा
(आsssssssssss)
दामन में हमारे एक दिन
(आsssssssssss)
दुनिया का खजाना हो॰॰गा
(आsssssssssss)
दो कदम और ए साथी
कदमों पे ज़माना होगा
(आsssssssssss)
दामन में हमारे एक दिन
(आsssssssssss)
दुनिया का खजाना हो॰॰गा
(आsssssssssss)

लाय लाय लाय लै डी ओ
लाय लाय डी
लाय डी लो
लाय लाय डी

बाहों में चाँद होगा
हो ओ
और राह में सितारे
हो ओ
बाहों में चाँद होगा
हो ओ
और राह में सितारे
हो ओ
उम्मीदों की वो दुनिया
अब दूर नहीं प्यारे॰॰ए
खुशियों की जवां रातों का
हर ख्वाब सुहाना होगा
(आsssssssssss)
दामन में हमारे एक दिन
(आsssssssssss)
दुनिया का खजाना हो॰॰गा
(आsssssssssss)
दो कदम और ए साथी
कदमों पे ज़माना होगा
(आsssssssssss)
दामन में हमारे एक दिन
(आsssssssssss)
दुनिया का खजाना हो॰॰गा
(आsssssssssss)
दो कदम और ए साथी
कदमों पे ज़माना होगा
(आsssssssssss)
दामन में हमारे एक दिन
(आsssssssssss)
दुनिया का खजाना हो॰॰गा


This article is written by Mahesh Mamadapur, 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 :

3927 Post No. : 14996

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Atul Song-A-Day 15K Song Milestone Celebrations – 6
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Carl Sagan, in his book, ‘Pale Blue Dot’ talks about the picture taken by Voyager I before it left the solar system. Planet Earth, the only home we have known so far appears less than a fraction of a pixel in the picture. It’s on this speck of dust like object in the vast cosmos lived every human, plant and animal we ever know and every civilization.

On this planet the greatest men in a wide variety of fields have left behind their legacies both good and bad. Their lives however great or condemnable have been spent here.  In the vastness of time and space, a few years spent by great men may mean nothing. However, the legacy left behind by such men are recognized and appreciated for generations.

Theatre and entertainment arenas have also seen many a great men and women contribute their art and expertise to mankind. Quite a few are well known and many others are often not credited to the extent to which they should be.

Narrowing down to a movie and further restricting ourselves to Hindi film and non-film songs, the essence of this blog, we are now at the doorsteps of 15 thousand representations.

By these 15k representations, we all have tried to contribute our little efforts in bringing to the fore, the works of film artists – popular, less known and unknown. Amongst the main contributors, the nearly impossible tasks are taken up more experienced and knowledgeable such as Arunkumar ji, Sudhir ji, Sadanand ji etc.  The painstaking efforts in collecting accurate information from various sources and contacts and posting in a concise manner is definitely not an easy task.

Then, there are specialists such as Nalini ji for reminding us of the artist’s anniversaries and Prakash ji for identifying lesser known actors on the screen. Raja ji, whose marathon posts never bore us and we have Avinash ji who pours his heart out in the posts. We have Bharat ji with his expertise and first-hand experience.

There have many others who were more contended with sending only lyrics and a few who keep giving home-works to others. 🙂 A few are more than happy to suggest corrections to the posts and lyrics etc. in the comments section. Then, there are also contributors who vanish for a while and re-appear for special occasions (pun about self intended). 🙂

And, finally we have Atul ji, the fulcrum of our activities and the force that binds us together. Atul ji marches along from one milestone to another. And when he reaches the next milestone, we are all automatically teleported there. 🙂

I never planned for any special song for this occasion. (That again, the leaders will have a plan). But seeing that a great gem of an even greater singer is yet to be posted, I decided to go for his solo.

The singer is Talat Mahmood, of whom quite a lot has already been written on the blog.

My father, an avid fan Talat saab often says that his voice is for royal people. By royal, he means to say people with special taste and I can’t agree with him more. Talat Saab’s melancholic songs sung in blue mood are a class apart, the likes of which one will never get to hear from any other singer.

There are several such songs of Talat Saab which one can hear multiple times and can only admire the grace and dignity in his voice for songs pertaining to even dejection.

The list seems to be endless, but it’s a fact that he sang quite fewer songs compared to his other well-known contemporaries. However, Talat Saab’s voice will always be the triumph of quality over quantity.

The present song which I had not heard in the recent past is also amongst my many favourites of Talat Mahmood. There are stars and the moon in the song in case people are wondering what Carl Sagan had to do with this song in the first place. 🙂 (Kya karein, some starting problems in writing this post)

I pray for the continued longevity on the blog, active participation of all the contributors and readers as well.

Hearty Congratulations to one and all on this great achievement.

Song – Aao Baadal Chain Se Royen (Aawaara Ladki) (1967) Singer – Talat Mehmood, Lyrics – Rajnikant, MD – Dhaniram

Lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)

baa..aadal aa..aaawo

baadal aawo

aawo baadal aawo. . .

aao baadal chain se royen
aao baadal chain se royen
jalti dhoop
jalti dhoop
jalti dhoop mein main hoon akela
aao baadal chain se royen
aao baadal chain se royen

khush rahen
khush rahen. . .
khush rahen ye duniya waale
khush rahen ye duniya waale
khatm hua mera mela
khatm hua mera mela
main hoon aaj akela
aao baadal chain se royen
aao baadal chain se royen

armaan the dil mein mere kitne
chanda ke
haaye chanda ke saathi taare jitne
haaye chanda ke saathi taare jitne
dooba dil armaan bhi doobe
dooba dil armaan bhi doobe
toofaan ka dekha rela
main hoon aaj akela
aao baadal chain se royen
aao baadal chain se royen

din the chaar jo beet gaye mere
din the chaar jo beet gaye mere
honge dukh ke ab derey
honge dukh ke ab derey
darr nahin par hanse bhi kaise
darr nahin par hanse bhi kaise
gham se ab tak khela
main hoon aaj akela
aao baadal chain se royen
aao baadal chain se royen

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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बा॰॰दल आ॰॰आवो

बादल आवो

आवो बादल आवो॰ ॰ ॰

आओ बादल चैन से रोएँ
आओ बादल चैन से रोएँ
जलती धूप
जलती धूप
जलती धूप में मैं हूँ अकेला
आओ बादल चैन से रोएँ
आओ बादल चैन से रोएँ

खुश रहें
खुश रहें॰ ॰ ॰
खुश रहें ये दुनिया वाले
खुश रहें ये दुनिया वाले
खत्म हुआ मेरा मेला
खत्म हुआ मेरा मेला
मैं हूँ आज अकेला
आओ बादल चैन से रोएँ
आओ बादल चैन से रोएँ

अरमान थे दिल में मेरे कितने
चंदा के
हाए चंदा के साथी तारे जितने
हाए चंदा के साथी तारे जितने
डूबा दिल अरमान भी डूबे
डूबा दिल अरमान भी डूबे
तूफाँ का देखा रेला
मैं हूँ आज अकेला
आओ बादल चैन से रोएँ
आओ बादल चैन से रोएँ

दिन थे चार जो बीत गए मेरे
दिन थे चार जो बीत गए मेरे
होंगे दुख के अब डेरे
होंगे दुख के अब डेरे
डर नहीं पर हँसे भी कैसे
डर नहीं पर हँसे भी कैसे
ग़म से अब तक खेला
मैं हूँ आज अकेला
आओ बादल चैन से रोएँ
आओ बादल चैन से रोएँ


This article is written by Gajendra Khanna, 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 :

3926 Post No. : 14995 Movie Count :

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Atul Song-A-Day 15K Song Milestone Celebrations – 5
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It is so heartening to see our beloved blog reaching yet another big milestone of 15000 songs being posted! Over a decade plus of hard work by all involved has made this possible but above all it has been Atul ji’s steadfast disciplined hard work which has led to it. I first of all congratulate him for this achievement. Your dedication, hard work and encouragement is always inspiring us. I have run out of hats to raise for all the wonderful work you have been doing here on this blog. May God always bless you and give you strength to achieve all your goals in your personal and official life.

I also wish to thank all the other contributors who have all become my friends during the journey of this blog. It has been a pleasure knowing you and Its always enjoyable meeting all of you. I think we should celebrate soon with a celebratory party Hangout (online or offline) with all of us meeting in spite of the time zone differences which separate us but love for music at the end of the day never fails to join us. Keep smiling always and be ever happy all of you!

For today’s song post I have chosen a song I was in love with when the movie released. This movie had some lovely songs under the baton of ace composers Jatin-Lalit and it makes its debut on the blog with this song. The movie was directed by a favourite director of mine, Kundan Shah whose film ‘Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro’ (1983) is a delightful watch for all avid movie lovers even today years after its release (I shudder to hear talks of it being remade. Classics should be best left untouched. ‘Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyun Aata Hai’ (1980) was touched just last week and all critics unanimously agree it was best left untouched). The movie’s name of course is ‘Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa’ which was a 1994 release. Many big names and soon to be big names participated in this delightful movie whose main details are as given below:-

Movie: Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa (1994)
Director: Kundan Shah
Starcast: Shahrukh Khan, Suchitra Krishnamoorthi, Deepak Tijori, Rita Bhaduri, Satish Shah, Anjan Srivastav, Goga Kapoor, Tiku Talsania, Ravi Baswani, Naseeruddin Shah, Juhi Chawla
Producer: Vikram Mehrohtra
Banner: Shemaroo Video Pvt Ltd
Release Date: February 25th 1994

This is how Wikipedia describes the movie:-

‘Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa’ (lit. Sometimes yes, Sometimes no) is a  1994 Indian Hindi romantic coming-of-age comedy film directed by Kundan Shah and starring Shah Rukh Khan, Suchitra Krishnamurthy, Deepak Tijori and Naseeruddin Shah. This is one of the rare mainstream Hindi movies in which the hero plays the role of a loser. It is widely considered to be one of Shah Rukh Khan’s best performances, and he has said that it is his favourite film. He received the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Performance for his role. Produced on a budget of ₹1.4 crore, the film grossed ₹5.5 crore, equivalent to ₹84 crore (US$12 million) adjusted for inflation. At the 39th Filmfare Awards, it won the Critics Award for Best Film and the Critics Award for Best Actor for Shah Rukh Khan, who also won the Best Actor award for ‘Baazigar’ (1993) at the same ceremony.

I still remember seeing this slice of life movie in a theatre. I was now old enough to go to a theatre by myself and I made the most of the period watching many of the good movies of the period. In spite of the movie being released during exam times, my parents permitted me to watch it and I enjoyed watching it. All the actors in the movie had done really good roles. Suchitra Krishnamurthy had made her acting debut with the movie. Many critics didn’t like her acting but I felt she tried her best giving a genuineness to the performance. She didn’t appear in much movies due to her personal life decisions but I have liked the few and far between movies she did. During the pop boom, she had done a handful of albums too whose cassettes I have enjoyed in those days. ‘Dole Dole’ was a particular favourite with me. Deepak Tijori who was the other lead also did a wonderful role. He was a competent actor and I feel its sad that we have not been able to see much of him for many years. He’s been more active in the field of direction though. As it is I love movies set in Goa and have thoroughly enjoyed movies set there.

Not many may be knowing that this movie was also remade in Telugu by the name Swapnalokam (1999) starring Jagapathi Babu.

Here is the plot of the movie:-

Sunil (Shah Rukh Khan) is woken up from his dream of marrying the girl he loves, Anna (Suchitra Krishnamurthy), by Sunil’s sister (Sadiya Siddiqui). Sunil is a happy-go-lucky scamp who loves music and is not interested in studies, which bothers his father, Vinayak (Anjan Srivastav). Sunil, Anna, and Chris (Deepak Tijori) are 3 members of a 6-person music band, who are looking to make it big. Anna rejoins the group after being away for a while, which makes Chris happy too, as he too loves Anna. After Anna reenters his life, Sunil begins to try and change his ways in order to get Anna to fall in love with him.

During a performance at a friend’s wedding, Sunil realizes that Anna and Chris have some chemistry between them. Sunil is devastated, so he decides to create a rift between Anna and Chris. Sunil eventually gets caught in his own web of lies. Anna, furious with Sunil for such a betrayal, slaps him and decides to never talk to Sunil ever after. Sunil is thrown out of the band for being a miscreant. However, as luck were to have it, fortune favours Sunil who saves the band from being heckled at a local club performance by putting on a stellar show, so the entire band forgives and forgets.

Meanwhile, Anna’s father has been giving thought to getting her settled in life and decides that Chris is worthy of the honour. He makes his intentions known to approach Chris’ parents with a proposal. However, Chris’ parents have other ideas and decide Chris’ marriage to their friend’s daughter. Anna and her family are dejected.

Sunil consoles Anna during this time and the tide slowly turns in his favour. Anna’s father, having realized that Sunil will love and take care of Anna, convinces Anna to marry Sunil. Sunil is overjoyed until he realizes Anna still loves Chris. Sunil decides to reunite the two and get them married. On the wedding day, as Chris and Anna are about to exchange rings, Chris’ ring slips out of his hand and rolls out of sight. Everybody starts searching for it. Sunil spots the ring but feigns ignorance, even as his younger sister gazes at him with a heavy heart. Eventually, Chris locates the ring and the couple gets married.

Just after the wedding, Sunil is shown sitting on the sidewalk, dejected and heartbroken. By happenstance, a random girl (Juhi Chawla in a guest appearance), who is lost and is seeking directions, approaches Sunil. Sometime later, Sunil and the girl are seen walking in the moonlight and talking merrily.

Anthony and Vasco, two criminals who are a part of the story, see Sunil with the new girl and break the fourth wall, saying that Sunil will be alright. The criminals hear the police siren and immediately scamper away as the credits roll.

If you’ve not watched the movie yet, do catch this feel good movie. It had some of the best performances and the late Renu Saluja had also edited it well. I heard sometime back that Shah Rukh Khan has bought the rights of the movie. Don’t know if he’s planning to remake it but its definitely one of his best and sincere performances. The movie was a sleeper hit and made more than double (nearly 5.5 crores) on the box office in those days.

The song’s lyrics have been very thoughtfully written by Majrooh Sultanpuri sahib and sung lovingly by the flavour of those days, Kumar Sanu. The combination of Majrooh Sahib with Jatin-Lalit was one of the top combinations for me in the 1990s. Just like the song, I pray that we never wake up from the suroor of good music we all live in all the time and keep singing songs of our love for music as well as each other.

Song – Ae Kaash Ke Ab Hosh Mein Hum Aane Na Paayen (Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa) (1994) Singer – Kumar Sanu, Lyrics – Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD – Jatin Lalit

Lyrics

ae kaash ke hum hosh mein
ab aane na paayen
ae kaash ke hum hosh mein
ab aane na paayen
bas naghme tere pyaar ke
gaate hi jaayen
ae kaash ke hum hosh mein
ab aane naa paayen
ae kaash ke hum hosh mein
ab aane naa paayen

khilti mehakti
yeh zulfon ki shaam
hanste khanakte
yeh hothhon ke jaam
khilti mehakti
yeh zulfon ki shaam
hanste khanakte
yeh hothon ke jaam
aa jhoom ke saaz uthhayen
bas naghme tere pyaar ke
gaate hi jaayen
ae kaash ke hum hosh mein
ab aane na paayen
bas naghme tere pyaar ke
gaate hi jaayen
ae kaash ke hum hosh mein
ab aane na paayen

laa laa laall laa
laalla laa laa laa
laa laa laa laa la laall laa

ho bas agar tum hamaare sanam
hum to sitaaron pe rakh den kadam
ho bas agar tum hamaare sanam
hum to sitaaron pe rakh den kadam
saaraa jahaan bhool jaayen
bas naghme tere pyaar ke
gaate hi jaayen
ae kaash ke hum
hosh mein ab aane na paayen
ae kaash ke hum
hosh mein ab aane na paayen
bas naghme tere pyaar ke
gaate hi jaayen
ae kaash ke hum
hosh mein ab aane na paayen
ae kaash ke hum
hosh mein ab aane na paayen

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Gajendra Khanna)
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ए काश के हम होश में
अब आने ना पायें
ए काश के हम होश में
अब आने ना पायें
बस नग़मे तेरे प्यार के
गाते ही जायें
ए काश के हम होश में
अब आने ना पायें
ए काश के हम होश में
अब आने ना पायें

खिलती महकती
ये ज़ुल्फों की शाम
हँसते खनकते
ये होंठों के जाम
खिलती महकती
ये ज़ुल्फों की शाम
हँसते खनकते
ये होंठों के जाम
आ झूम के साज़ उठायें
बस नग़मे तेरे प्यार के
गाते ही जायें
ए काश के हम होश में
अब आने ना पायें
बस नग़मे तेरे प्यार के
गाते ही जायें
ए काश के हम होश में
अब आने ना पायें

ला ला लाल्ला ला
लाल्ला ला ला ला
ला ला ला ला ल लाल्ल ला

हो बस अगर तुम हमारे सनम
हम तो सितारों पे रख दें कदम
हो बस अगर तुम हमारे सनम
हम तो सितारों पे रख दें कदम
सारा जहाँ भूल जायें
बस नग़मे तेरे प्यार के
गाते ही जायें
ए काश के हम होश में
अब आने ना पायें
ए काश के हम होश में
अब आने ना पायें
बस नग़मे तेरे प्यार के
गाते ही जायें
ए काश के हम होश में
अब आने ना पायें
ए काश के हम होश में
अब आने ना पायें


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This blog discusses Bollywood songs of yesteryears. Every song has a brief description, followed by a video link, and complete lyrics of the song.

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