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This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day : 3485 Post No. : 13999

#the Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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# The Special Voices of the decade – 2 # Anwar #
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Welcome all to this second article under this ‘series’.

In this ‘series’ we are discussing the ‘Special Voices’ which emerged on the horizon of HFM in the years of Seventies, and who in their own way have left an indelible mark in the minds of ‘music lovers’ leaving behind legacy of many many memorable songs.

These ‘Special Voices’ are those singers who make their entry in Hindi Film Music when the legends like Mohd Rafi, Kishore Kumar, Manna Dey and Mukesh, Mahendra Kapoor among Male Singers and Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhonsle, among female singers were already ruling the Hindi Film Music scene. Still, these new voices, when they entered into HFM, took the audience by storm. Some of them were successful enough and popular too, and they continue to sustain for a long time.

However, some, though they shine very brightly as they appear on the scene, but were not able to sustain for a long time and slowly fade away from the scene and may be from the memory of many people too. In any case all of them gave us many fabulous songs and memories to cherish forever. Some of these Singers continued to enjoy being favorites among music directors and audience and/ or both and were successful in keeping themselves going and singing.

But some were not lucky enough and were sidelined with or without any reason. Politics, ego, discrimination and hypocrisy play their roles around us in every sphere of life, and Cinema too has always been influenced by these factors. Many talented people have been affected by this. And so, if one compares the number of songs their final tally read one will conclude that they were not successful or popular as the other established singers of their time who were ruling the charts at that time.

But, numbers are not the true test and so in these cases they will not justify the immense talent these people possess.

One of such talented Singer is the name – Anwar Hussain or Anwar as he is better known by. The voice that was said to be the ‘closest’ to, and having a ‘strange resemblance’ with the voice of Rafi Saab.

Anwar was born on 1st February, 1949 in Mumbai. His father Aashiq Hussain was an accomplished harmonium player and assistant to the famous Music Director Ghulam Haider. His father also used to play sitar. This familiar film and music background inspired young Anwar to take on music and singing. Looking at his interest in singing, his father took him to Ustad Abdul Rehman Khan for training in classical music. Here Anwar took a rigorous training for more than ten years.

Simultaneously he was also doing stage shows where he used to sing songs of Rafi Saab. He was noticed by the famous S. Hazara Singh who took him to Poona to sing with his musical group. While Anwar was going around doing the stage shows and singing in marriage functions, he always wanted to do playback singing for movies. His friends were also encouraging him always and telling him that his voice was very much similar to that of Rafi Saab’s voice.

Music director Kamal Rajasthani who was also struggling then to establish himself as a music-director in Hindi film world, spotted Anwar during one of his stage shows and he gave him a break as a playback singer in the movie ‘Mere Ghareeb Nawaaz’ (1973). Kamal Rajasthani also gave him further training to polish his talent.

Anwar made his debut in Hindi films with this song ‘Kasmein Hum Apni Jaan Ki Khaaye Chale Gaye’. Though initially he rehearsed for a different song but was finally given this solo and to sing. It so happened that Rafi Saab was present in the same studio where mixing of this song was being done and when Rafi Saab listened to this song, he asked his secretary when did he recorded this one. One can easily assume that the praise and showering coming straight from the ‘living legend’ then would have been more than enough for someone to establish himself in the industry and make a great career.

However, unfortunately, ‘stars’ were not in favor of Anwar and his career didn’t take off after his debut as he expected it to be. When he recorded his first song he was just twenty years old. So, it was still a long way to go for him. But in spite of the ‘perfect start’ with ‘Mere Ghareeb Nawaaz’, he had to wait for almost four years to get his next chance to sing in Hindi films.

And that too came up after lot of struggle and making visits to several music directors. As told by Anwar himself he used to visit many music directors and play his first recorded song to get work. Many of them appreciated him, but also told him that since Rafi Saab was already there so they didn’t see any reason to have him song for them. In a very recent interview of 2016 Anwar has given vent to his feelings, and his mistakes too, which he admits were mainly responsible to ruin his career in HFM.

Well, coming back to his looking for work, he met many of the leading and famous music directors of that time but nothing materialized. Finally, when he contacted Mehmood who was then busy in the making of ‘Kunwaara Baap’ (1974). He got some respite, as Mehmood assured him to give songs in his next movie ‘Janta Hawaldar’ (1979). Mehmood took him to music director Rajesh Roshan. The latter took him on as a playback singer, without asking him any questions, as he was aware of Mehmood’s ‘music sense’.

And after that as we are all aware the songs of ‘Janta Hawaldar’ were liked immensely by the public specifically “Hamse Ka Bhool Huyi“and “Teri Aankhon Ki Chaahat Mein”.

The song that was first recorded for this movie was “Teri Aankhon Ki Chaahat Mein”. After recording, Mehmood took to play it for Rajesh Khanna who was shooting at ‘Filmalaya Studios’ for another movie. When he listened to this song his reaction was – “Bade dinon ke baad Rafi saab ne bade mood mein gaana gaya hai”.

After this movie he started getting offers and some of his notable songs came in movies like ‘Qurbaani’ (1980), ‘Aahista Aahista’ (1981), ‘Naseeb’ (1981), ‘Prem Rog’ (1982), ‘Vidhaata’ (1982), ‘Arpan’ (1983), ‘Sohni Mahiwal’ (1984), ‘Ham Hain Laajawaab’ (1984), ‘Ye Ishq Nahin Aasan’ (1984), ‘Heer Raanjha’ (1992), etc.

His career lasted for almost twenty years from 1973 to 1993. And as mentioned by him in the interview on RS TV he sang about 1000 to 1500 songs for the movies (I am not aware if this is only for Hindi Movies or it includes other language movies too. Knowledgeable readers are requested to throw more light on this.)

In this same interview the anchor noted and I also vaguely remembered that people initially thought that Anwar was the son of Rafi Saab. It should be noted here that from 1973 to 1980 when Rafi Saab was still alive, he got very less opportunities of singing in movies. Though he got the opportunity to sing with Kishore Kumar, Manna Dey, Suresh Wadkar, Asha Bhonsle, Sudha Malhotra and others he didn’t get that much if we compare it with other singers and that too specially Rafi Saab himself had said about him that he is the best one who could fill the gap after him.

But nothing magical happened and thus a talented singer’s career come to a sad end.

Other than the songs that I mentioned above I like his “Koyee Pardesi Aaya Pardes Mein  and “Haathon Ki Chand Lakeeron Ka”. I would also like to mention the song “Yaar Dagaa De Gaya Dulhan Ko Le Gaya” which is having his voice along with Manna Dey and Jaspal Singh. Another famous song by him is “Mohabbat Ab Tijaarat Ban Gayi Hai”, which he sang for Jeetendra in 1983 for the film ‘Arpan’ which is his other song I like very much and it was quite popular too in those years.

There are many of his songs which I like or which had been popular, however I have mentioned above only those songs which give me ‘nostalgic’ feeling most. So far (if the data is updated and correct) we have only eleven of his songs posted on the blog; and not a single one of his from the melodious musical ‘Ahista Ahista’ has been posted so far on the blog. But, well, that gives us an opportunity to discuss them in future.

Today’s song is closer to my heart and very nostalgic for me. For today’s post initially, I strongly felt to share the song “Nazar Se Phool Chunti Hai Nazar” from ‘Aahista Aahista’, but I skipped it for future. The second option was the beautiful song from ‘Janta Hawaldar’ – “Teri Aankhon Ki Chaahat Mein” (this was available and shared by me long back in 2012, but still to be posted). However, for today, I have selected this song from ‘Be-Shaque’ (1980). Because this way I can also introduce this movie on the blog.

This was a song in my vague memory and I was sure that it was sung by Mohd Rafi. It was in my wish list of the songs that I wish to see on our blog. Before I could search and prepare for it one fine day I noticed that it has been posted for the film ‘Laal Bangla’ (1966). But when I checked again, I found that it does not have the same lines that were in my memory for so long. Confused, I keep on searching and finally succeeded in getting the song which I think I have heard many many years back. Now I got to know that this is sung by Anwar and not by Mohd Rafi. But interestingly, the music for the films ‘Laal-Bangla’ and the movie for today’s song, is composed by the same music director Usha Khanna. The lyrics of this song are penned by Nandi Khanna.

I have not watched this movie and would request our knowledgeable readers to throw more light on this film and the songs from this film. Also, I would like to note here that when I shared this song long back I had only the video of this song which has only one stanza. At that time I thought the song was only this one stanza. Now after almost five years I have been able to find the full version of this song (but audio only) which is being presented with this post today.

The film ‘Be-Shaque’ was directed by Kashinath for Surya Gayatri Productions, Bombay. It had Yogita Bali, Mithun Chakravarty, Sonia Sahni, Jalal Agha, Amrish Puri, Asha Chandra, Suresh Chatwal, Mohan Choti, Pental, Raj Bibra and Shakti Kapoor. This movie has four songs (as per HFGK Vol-V) – two penned by Anjaan, and one each by Ravindra Rawal and Nandi Khanna. Music is by Usha Khanna. Anwar, Asha Bhonsle, Suresh Wadkar and Usha Khanna gave their voices to the songs in this movie. On screen this song is lip synced by Mithun Chakravarty.

(Sources – Rajya Sabha TV – ‘Guftagoo’ with Anwar and other articles on singer Anwar available on internet)

Today 1st February being the sixty-ninth birth anniversary of Anwar Hussain or Anwar, let us wish a very happy birthday to him and a healthy and peaceful life ahead. Enjoy this wonderful song. . .

 

Video (Partial)

Audio (Complete)

Song – Haseen Haseen Waadio (Be-shaque) (1980) Singer – Anwar, Lyrics – Nandi Khanna, MD – Usha Khanna

Lyrics
(Based on Audio Version)

haseen haseen
waadiyo..o..o
haseen haseen
waadiyo..o ..o
unse ye kaho
aa gayaa hai wo
jiska tumko thha intezaar
haseen haseen
waadiyo..o ..o
unse ye kaho
aa gayaa hai wo
jiska tumko thha intezaar
haseen haseen
waadiyo..o ..o

mausam. . .
dekho mujhe leke chalaa aaya hai yahaan
haaye
mausam. . .
dekho mujhe leke chalaa aaya hai yahaan
lekin. . .
sapnon ki raani jaane chhupi hai kahaan
haay
mausam. . .
dekho mujhe leke chalaa aaya hai yahaan
jaane wo bekhabar
aayegi kab nazar
pehli baar
haseen haseen
waadiyo..o ..o
unse ye kaho
aa gayaa hain wo
jiska tumko thha intezaar
haseen haseen
waadiyo..o ..o

koel. . .
dekho kaise piya piya shor machaaye
koel. . .
dekho kaise piya piya shor machaaye
dil mein
ik bujhi bujhi si aag lagaaye
haaye
koel. . .
dekho kaise piya piya shor machaaye
pyaar mein dard ka
aa rahaa hai mazaa
beshumaar
haseen haseen
waadiyo..o ..o
unse ye kaho
aa gayaa hain wo
jiska tumko thha intezaar
haseen haseen
waadiyo..o ..o

keh do. . .
aana hai to aa ke lag jaaye wo galey
keh do. . .
aana hai to aa ke lag jaaye wo galey
varna hum hain manmauji
ye lo hum to chale
keh do. . .
aana hai to aa ke lag jaaye wo galey
ab to hain baj uthhe
jhan jhanaa ke mere
dil ke taar
haseen haseen
waadiyo..o ..o
unse ye kaho
aa gayaa hain wo
jiska tumko thha intezaar
haseen haseen
waadiyo..o ..o
unse ye kaho
aa gayaa hain wo
jiska tumko thha intezaar
waadiyo..o ..o
unse ye kaho

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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हसीन हसीन
वादियो॰॰ओ॰॰ओ
हसीन हसीन
वादियो॰॰ओ॰॰ओ
उनसे ये कहो
आ गया है वो
जिसका तुमको था इंतज़ार
हसीन हसीन
वादियो॰॰ओ॰॰ओ
उनसे ये कहो
आ गया है वो
जिसका तुमको था इंतज़ार
हसीन हसीन
वादियो॰॰ओ॰॰ओ

मौसम॰॰॰
देखो मुझे लेके चला आया हैं यहाँ
हाए
मौसम॰॰॰
देखो मुझे लेके चला आया हैं यहाँ
लेकिन॰॰॰
सपनों कि रानी जाने छुपी हैं कहाँ
हाए
मौसम॰॰॰
देखो मुझे लेके चला आया हैं यहाँ
जाने वो बेखबर
आएगी कब नज़र
पहली बार
हसीन हसीन
वादियो॰॰ओ॰॰ओ
उनसे ये कहो
आ गया है वो
जिसका तुमको था इंतज़ार
हसीन हसीन
वादियो॰॰ओ॰॰ओ

कोयल॰॰॰
देखो कैसे पिया पिया शोर मचाये
कोयल॰॰॰
देखो कैसे पिया पिया शोर मचाये
दिल में॰॰॰
इक बुझी बुझी सी आग लगाए
हाय
कोयल॰॰॰
देखो कैसे पिया पिया शोर मचाये
प्यार में दर्द का
आ रहा हैं मज़ा
बेशुमार
हसीन हसीन
वादियो॰॰ओ॰॰ओ
उनसे ये कहो
आ गया है वो
जिसका तुमको था इंतज़ार
हसीन हसीन
वादियो॰॰ओ॰॰ओ

कह दो॰॰॰
आना है तो आ के लग जाए वो गले
कह दो॰॰॰
आना है तो आ के लग जाए वो गले
वरना हम है मनमौजी
ये लो हम तो चले
कह दो॰॰॰
आना है तो आ के लग जाए वो गले
कह दो
आना है तो आ के लग जाए वो गले
अब तो है बज उठे
झन झना के मेरे
दिल के तार
हसीन हसीन
वादियो॰॰ओ॰॰ओ
उनसे ये कहो
आ गया है वो
जिसका तुमको था इंतज़ार
हसीन हसीन
वादियो॰॰ओ॰॰ओ
उनसे ये कहो
आ गया है वो
जिसका तुमको था इंतज़ार
हसीन हसीन
वादियो॰॰ओ॰॰ओ


 

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