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Archive for the ‘Asha Bhonsle solo’ Category


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Blog Day : 4077 Post No. : 15215

“Baghdad Ka Chor”(1955) was Produced by Ram Kumar and directed by Shriram for Madan Chitra, Bombay. This “kaalpnik” (fantasy) movie had Chitra, Daljeet, Krishnakumari, Yashodhara Katju, Naaz, Amrit Rana, Ram Kumar, Sheikh etc in it.

The movie had eight songs in it. One song has been covered in the blog. These songs were penned by four lyricists.

Here is the second song from the movie to appear in the blog.

Only the lyricist’s name is mentioned in HFGK for this song. Details of singers are not given.

On listening to the song, it is clear that the song is sung by Asha Bhonsle.

Omar Khayyam Saharanpuri is the lyricist.

Music is composed by B N Bali.

Only audio of this rare song is available. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this song.

I have not been able to get a few words right towars the end of the song. I request our readers with keener ears to help fill in the lanks/ suggest corrections as applicable.


Song-Le le ye dil tera (Baghdad Ka Chor)(1955) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Omar Khayyam Saharanpuri, MD-B N Bali

Le le ye dil tera
le le ye dil tera
hey
dena dhokha bahut bura hai

mausam e bahaar hai
dil mein mere pyaar hai
ek baar keh zara
ke tumko mujh se pyaar hai
ho ho ho ho
Le le ye dil tera
le le ye dil tera
hey
dena dhokha bahut bura hai

nazar se jab nazar mili
kali mere dil ki khili
mastiyon mein kho gayi
ik nayi zindagi mili
nazar se jab nazar mili
kali mere dil ki khili
mastiyon mein kho gayi
ik nayi zindagi mili
he he he he
Le le ye dil tera
le le ye dil tera
hey
dena dhokha bahut bura hai

phool muskura diya
bhanwra no gunguna diya
shama jali parwaana mite
?? diya
aa ha ha ha ha
Le le ye dil tera
le le ye dil tera
hey
dena dhokha bahut bura hai
Le le ye dil tera
le le ye dil tera
hey
dena dhokha bahut bura hai

hey

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Blog Day : 4076 Post No. : 15214

“Albeli”(1955) was produced and directed by Devendra Goel for Fils and Television, Bombay. The movie had Geeta Bali, PPradeep Kumar, Johny Walker,Randheer, Rama Sharma, Brij, Ranjana Shukla, Tuntun, Om Prakash, Yogendra, Robin Kumar, Raje Kapoor, Meena, Gareeb Kumar, Kaiser Usmani, Ranjeet etc, with guest appearances by Shankar A Palav, Jankidas and Madan Puri.

The movie had seven songs in it. Four songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the fifth song from “Albeli”(1955) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. Raja Mehdi Ali Khan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Ravi.

The movie had three Asha Bhonsle solos, one Lata solo and one duet by Lata and Hemant Kumar. So it is difficult to be sure about the picturisation of these songs. I request our knowledeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this song.


Song-O balma kyun na karoon main tose pyaar pyaar pyaar(Albeli)(1955) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Raja Mehdi Ali Khan, MD-Ravi

Lyrics

o balma
o o o o o balma

o balma
kyun na karoon main tose
pyaar pyaar pyaar
main to prem deewaani
o o prem deewaani
o sainya kyun na dekhoon main tohe baar baar baar
tose preet puraani
o preet puraani
o o balma kyun na karoon main tose
pyaar pyaar pyaar
main to prem deewaani
o o prem deewaani

dil ki tamanna tere geeton mein khoyi re
phoolon ki aarzoo mein kaanton pe soyi re
tere liye o sainya kitna main royi re
kitna main royi re
phir bhi hui na aankhen chaar chaar chaar
main to prem deewaani
o o prem deewaani
o balma kyun na karoon main tose
pyaar pyaar pyaar
main to prem deewaani
o o prem deewaani

ho chuki tumhaari main to mujhe pehchaan lo
kya meri aarzoo hai nazron se jaan lo
main bekasoor piya baat meri maan lo
varna jee ro dongi main jaar jaar jaar
main to prem deewaani
o o prem deewani
o balma kyun na karoon main tose
pyaar pyaar pyaar
main to prem deewaani
o prem deewaani


This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, 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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4070 Post No. : 15207 Movie Count :

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#the Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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# Bhoole-Bisre Geet # 86 # Asha Bhonsle – Happy 86th birth anniversary#
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Yesterday 8th September 2019 was the eighty-sixth birth anniversary (born on 08th Sep’1933) of the legendary singer Asha Bhonsle.

We are all aware of the greatness and versatility of this voice and cannot imagine our HFM (for me Marathi film music too) without her voice. She has been ruling the hearts over seven decades or more than that now…

I am not going into the details of her biography, famous songs, popular songs, awards etc etc because her name itself speaks for the ‘greatness’ and her ‘epic’ journey in our film industry and the name itself carries such a vastness in it that one can only imagine the efforts one have to put in writing about her journey in HFM. And that is why I salute to all the authors who have written the various books on her.

She has come a long way and immortalized herself in the Hindi Film music with her singing. We have been reading about her initial struggle and competition with other singers including her own sister the great legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar. But Asha Bhonsle carved out a special place for her and remain favorites of many music lovers.

Her popularity keeps increasing and was always increasing in other countries too. And how popular she was in other countries than India, I came to know while I was once travelling in a UAE based airlines from Abu Dhabi to Ahmedabad. In the flight ‘entertainment box’ when I was looking for various Hindi film audios to listen during the travel, I came across a compilation of Asha Bhonsle containing almost fifty songs starting from ‘Mr John ya Baba Khan’ to the very latest song, I think, from ‘Begum Jaan (2017)’. Her introduction was given very aptly mentioning her as the ‘true Queen of Melody’ and her seven decades long career in Bollywood and singing film and non-film songs and songs in many languages too. (I do not remember the exact words now, but it was very well mentioning of her great achievements in that brief intro).
Then there were compilations of other Indian singers too like Mohd Rafi, Yesudas, Shreya Ghoshal, and Lata Mangeshkar. (I think Kishore Kumar’s songs were not there and songs from Yesudas and S.P. Balasubramaniam were in regional languages of India).

But the interesting thing that surprised me was when I read the intro given for Lata Mangeshkar. She was mentioned as the ‘another giant singer in Bollywood and sister of the great Asha Bhonsle’ :). And like other singers (that I mentioned above) the quantity of songs included for Lata Mangeshkar too was around 20-25 songs only.

One can understand my feelings, as an Indian, when I read that intro and the thoughts going through my mind. Well, nothing wrong in that if we see the other point of view, and for us both of them will remain ‘great and immortal’ always forever.

And, I think today’s song is a befitting song for the occasion of the 86th birth anniversary of Asha Bhonsle. This song epitomises much of what she is known for.

The song is from the movie ‘Koraa Badan-1974’ directed by B.S. Shad for ‘Brar Productions, Bombay’ and was a ‘social movie’ (passed by Censor Board with ‘A’ certificate).

It had Reeta Anchan, Harinder, Bindu, Jayshree T., Paintal, Montu, Rajan Haksar, Shera, Yash Sharma, Prakash Ved, Meher Mittal, Vijay Tandon.
Also, it had Sunil Dutt, Mala Sinha, Dev Kumar, Subhash Ghai, Shobhna in ‘Special appearances.

This movie had six songs penned by Babu Singh Maan (three songs), Kashmir Qadar (two songs) and Mahendra Dehalvi (one song).
Songs for this movie were composed by Vedpal Verma, and Shruti, Kant Verma and Ajay Kumar were his assistants.
Asha Bhonsle, Hemlata, Krishna Bose and Manhar had given their voices to the songs in this movie.
Background music for this movie was given by Mohammad Shafi.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 15.03.1974 with restricted viewing for ‘Adults’ only.
(It seems that there was another movie with the same title in ‘2003’, and the online videos of this 2003 movie is available which is wrongly described as movie of 1974.

Today’s song is written by Mahendra Dehalvi and composed by Vedpal Verma. On screen it is performed by Jayshree T., and sung by Asha Bhonsle.

When I initially shared this song in 2013 (on 08.06.2013) the video of this song was available and the link no longer exists
However, audio of this song is available. (there is a little difference in lyrics in the video and the audio of the songs i.e. only for repeating of the same lines in ‘antara’ and the ‘mukhda’ at the end of the song.
The lyrics given are as per audio link available and I have keep the ‘mukhda’ at the end of the song as per the video link).

let us now enjoy this song …

With today’s song the movie ‘Koraa Badan-1974’ makes its debut on the blog.

I would request knowledgeable readers to throw more light on this movie and its songs.

Audio

Song-Zindagi zindadili ka naam hai (Kora Badan)(1974) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Mahendra Dehalvi, MD-Vedpal Verma

Lyrics

Zindagi
Aha zindagi ee
Ho Zindagi
Zindaa dili kaa naam hai
Zindagi zindaadili kaa naam hai ae
Jeena hai to hans ke jee le tu
Pyaar mein gham ka zehar bhi pee le tu u
Zindagi zindaadili kaa naam hai ae
Zindagi ee

Ya aa yaara yaara yaara ya
Yaara aa
Yaara aa

Narm honthhon ke
Surkh paimaane
Pee le pee le tu u
Aaj deewaane ae
Narm honthhon ke ae ae
surkh paimaane ae
Pee le pee le tu
aaj deewaane ae
Mastiyon mein doob ja re
Bekhudi ka le mazaa re
Zindagi
Zindagi zindaadili kaa naam hai ae
Zindagi zindaadili kaa naam hai
Jeena hai to hans ke jee le tu
Pyaar mein gham ka zehar bhi pee le tu u
Zindagi zindaadili kaa naam hai ae
Zindagi ee

Ya aa yaara yaara yaara ya aa
Ya aa yaara yaara yaara yaa yaa
Yaara aa
Yaara aa

Chaar din ke hain
Gham ke ye baadal
Waqt badlegaa aa
aaj nahin to kal
Chaar din ke hain
gham ke ye baadal
Waqt badlegaa aa
aaj nahin to kal
Husn ki baahon mein aaja
Pyaar ki raahon mein aaja
Zindagi
Zindagi zindaadili kaa naam hai
Zindagi zindaadili kaa naam hai

Jeena hai to hans ke jee le tu
Pyaar mein gham ke zaher bhi pee le tu
Zindagi zindaadili kaa naam hai
Zindagi zindaadili kaa naam hai
Zindagi

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Devnagri Script lyrics(Prrovided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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ज़िन्दगी
आहा ज़िन्दगी ई
हो ज़िन्दगी
ज़िंदा दिली का नाम है
ज़िन्दगी जिंदादिली का नाम है ए
जीना है तो हंस के जी ले तू
प्यार में ग़म का ज़हर भी पी ले तू ऊ
ज़िन्दगी जिंदादिली का नाम है ए
ज़िन्दगी ई

या आ
यारा यारा यारा या
यारा आ
यारा आ

नर्म होंठों के
सुर्ख पैमाने
पी ले पी ले तू ऊ
आज दीवाने ए
नर्म होंठों के
सुर्ख पैमाने ए
पी ले पी ले तू
आज दीवाने ए
मस्तियों में डूब जा रे
बेखुदी का ले मज़ा रे
ज़िन्दगी
ज़िन्दगी जिंदादिली का नाम है ए
ज़िन्दगी जिंदादिली का नाम है ए
जीना है तो हंस के जी ले तू
प्यार में ग़म का ज़हर भी पी ले तू ऊ
ज़िन्दगी जिंदादिली का नाम है ए
ज़िन्दगी ई

या आ
यारा यारा यारा या आ
या आ
यारा यारा यारा या या
यारा आ
यारा आ

चार दिन के हैं
ग़म के ये बादल
वक़्त बदलेगा आ आज नहीं तो कल
चार दिन के हैं ए
ग़म के ये बादल
वक़्त बदलेगा आ आज नहीं तो कल
हुस्न की बाहों में आजा
प्यार की राहों में आजा
ज़िन्दगी
ज़िन्दगी जिंदादिली का नाम है
ज़िन्दगी जिंदादिली का नाम है

प्यार में ग़म का ज़हर भी पी ले तू
ज़िन्दगी जिंदादिली का नाम है ए
ज़िन्दगी ई


This article is written by Peevesie’s mom, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog.This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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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4069 Post No. : 15205 Movie Count :

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Hullo to Atuldom

Today I have a very difficult task. The task of selecting one song from a possible 5251 (7874-2623 as per the stats page of the blog) is almost like needle in a hay stack. And there will be at least a few thousand popular songs in this 5k of which many will fall in the category of “How come…?”. Some may lead to their movies getting Yyippeeeed and some may introduce a new movie onto the blog.

I never added any criteria for the song selection as I had so many songs of this singer, running through my head. Over the last few days I had heard many songs of this artist and found that most of them are yet to appear on the blog. It doesn’t help matters that she has been around since 1948 – just about 71 years of work to choose from. 71 years of work means singing for all the females who have ever graced the Bollywood firmament, of course excluding the ladies of the silent era. I thought I will take the easy way out and try and find the first ever Bollywood song recorded by her for Hansraj Behl in 1948. But, if only, life was that easy!!!! 🙂

Just then, as if Godsend, my daughter called me for getting some clarification and as soon as we finished her work with me, I told her what I was up to, and we went into overdrive about the song selection. She on her part suggested a few songs which both of us love and have music cassettes of, but I shot them down as they were non-filmy. I had my reasons for shooting them down- when there are so many movie songs left why go for non- film songs. We still have years to go before we run out of film songs. Then, after a lot of brain-storming with my dear Peevesie, I zeroed in on a song written by Gulzar.

What is unusual about this song? For one, it is one of the rare occasions where Anu Malik has given music for an album with songs written by Gulzar. This album has songs sung by Asha Bhonsle, K.S. Chitra, Jaspinder Narula, Roop Kumar Rathod, Palash Sen and KK. All the songs of the movie were well received. But the track by our birthday girl was a huge hit. I am talking of the songs from Meghna Gulzar’s directorial debut “Filhaal” of 2002. Meghna, as is well known, is the daughter of Rakhee and Gulzar. She started out her career as a free-lance writer, going on to assist Saeed Akhtar Mirza and her father before going on to direct “Filhaal”. It was not an unusual story but was handled differently.

The movie had Sushmita Sen and Tabu – as stars of commercial value and Dr. Palash Sen and Sanjay Suri as the male actors. The ladies are long-time friends but differ in their dreams and aspiration. They are different where settling into family is concerned but when one of them (Sushmita) has a problem in her family life, as she cannot conceive, the other (Tabu) steps in to be a surrogate mother to her friend’s child. Then differences crop up between the friends as the pregnancy progresses and how they resolve all the confusion forms the gist of the movie. It was critically appreciated but I am unaware of its commercial status.

Today’s song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. I hope all the readers had guessed that I want to wish our Ashaji a lot of health and good times and hope to hear more of her songs.

P.S.: Hope people have noted that I have exercised restraint and not mentioned about her lineage, family, her most popular songs and my favourite Asha Bhonsle song. Only I know how difficult it was not to mention songs. 🙂


Song-Ae zindagi ye lamha jee lene de (Filhaal)(2002) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Gulzar, MD-Anu Malik

Lyrics

ae zindagi
yeh lamha jee lene de
ho o o o
pehle se likha
kuchh bhee nahin
roz naya kuchh
likhti hai tu
jo bhee likha hai
dil se jiya hai
ye lamha filhaal jee lene de
ye lamha filhaal jee lene de

maasoom si haseen bewajah hee kabhi
honthon pe khil jaati hai
anjaan si khushi
behti huyi kabhi
saahil pe mil jaati hai
ye anjaana sa darr
ajnabi hai magar
khoobsoorat hai jee lene de
ye lamha filhaal jee lene de
ye lamha filhaal jee lene de

dil hi mein rehta hai
aankhon mein behta hai
kachcha sa ik khwaab hai
lagta sawaal hai
shaayad jawaab hai
dil phir bhi betaab hai
ye sukoon hai toh hai
ye junoon hai toh hai
khoobsoorat hai jee lene de
ye lamha filhaal jee lene de
ye lamha filhaal jee lene de

ho o o pehle se likha kuchh bhi nahin
roz naya kuchh
ho o o likhti hai tu
jo bhi likha hai
dil se jiya hai
ye lamha filhaal jee lene de
ye lamha filhaal jee lene de


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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4053 Post No. : 15183

22nd August (yesterday) was the remembrance day of the exceptional, yet unsung music director – Ram Prasad Sharma. He had passed away this day in 1995. May be not easily identifiable by himself, he is probably known more through his sons. His four sons have all been well known musicians and instrumentalists, and all have been connected with the film industry. Two of them are also famous as music directors – Pyaarelal ji, of the Laxmikant Pyaarelal duo, and Ganesh.

Ram Prasad’s biographical and filmographic details have been presented earlier on this blog, in the article on the song “Antul Habi Ke Dekho Kabhi” from the film ‘Magic Carpet’, released in 1964. There is also a detailed article by our dear Arun ji, posted here on the blog – Anmol Fankaar.

Today’s song is also from the same film – ‘Magic Carpet’. The film is directed by Babubhai Mistry, under the banner of Unique Pictures, Bombay. This is stunt cum fantasy film – a typical ‘jaadugar sainyyaan’ type film. The cast of actors includes Chitra, Azaad, Bhagwan, BM Vyas, Bela Bose, Dalpat, Kesri, Bimla Kashmiri, and a host of junior artists, listed as Aroon, Maqbool, Radhe Shyam, Arvind Kumar, Mehroo Bai, Bakshi, Master Kisore, Kalla, Rafiq, Sandow, Dawood, Amir, Musa, Julian, Khalil, Rehman, Salim, Zippy and Nagina.

The film has five songs which are penned by four songwriters – Farooque Kaiser, Shakeel Nomaani, Arsh Farooque and Jia Dehalvi. This song is written by Jia Dehalvi – as the pseudonym suggests, he is from Delhi. 🙂 Music is by Ram Prasad Sharma. The singing voice is that of Asha Bhosle.

On screen, the song is performed as a twin dance, with both dancers lip syncing the playback from Asha. The dancers are Chitra and Bela Bose. Now, I am not completely certain, and am open for being corrected. Some familiarity with the performers and the absence of any other name that sounds like a dancer, in the list of actors given above. I request other more knowledgeable friends in the group to please correct or confirm. 🙂

There are two other gentlemen in the frame. I request for help to identify them, as I do not yet have access to software that will help to remove the beards from the faces of men in video clips. 😀 😀 Given the names in the list of actors, I believe one of them could be Dalpat. Please help to identify them.

A lilting dance song this one. Listening to this song, I can hear the sources of inspiration for the torrent of music that flowed from the works of L-P. This, and many others like this from B and C grade films of 1950s and 1960s, form a string of very pleasing memories from the radio listening days. I am sure you will enjoy this.

Song – O Sainyyaan Be-Peer Koi Teer Na Chalaana  (Magic Carpet) (1964) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Jia Dehlavi, MD – Ram Prasad

Lyrics

o sainyyaan be-peer
koi teer na chalaana
o sainyyaan be-peer
koi teer na chalaana
tu mere
chhote se
dil ko na tadpaana
tu mere
chhote se
dil ko na tadpaana
o sainyyaan be-peer
koi teer na chalaana
o sainyyaan be-peer
koi teer na chalaana

maine maana tu hai
puraana
sharaabi
maine maana tu hai
puraana
sharaabi
lekin in aankhon ki
juda hai
gulaabi
nazar se
pee le to boley tu
mai to fuzool hai
o sainyyaan be-peer
koi teer na chalaana
o sainyyaan be-peer
koi teer na chalaana

aisi berukhi na
kar hum se
khudaara
aisi berukhi na
kar hum se
khudaara
de de mujhko apni
baahon ka
sahaara
sanam ke
naaz uthaana to
pyaar ka usool hai
o sainyyaan be-peer
koi teer na chalaana
o sainyyaan be-peer
koi teer na chalaana

tauba teri nazren
hain tirchhi
kamaanen
tauba teri nazren
hain tirchhi
kamaanen
tu ne to li hongi
hazaaron
ki jaanen
sitamgar
kisko jawaani mein
marna qubool hai
o sainyyaan be-peer
koi teer na chalaana
o sainyyaan be-peer
koi teer na chalaana
tu mere
chhote se
dil ko na tadpaana
tu mere
chhote se
dil ko na tadpaana
o sainyyaan be-peer
koi teer na chalaana
o sainyyaan be-peer
koi teer na chalaana

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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ओ सैंया बेपीर
कोई तीर ना चलाना
ओ सैंया बेपीर
कोई तीर ना चलाना
तू मेरे
छोटे से
दिल को ना तड़पाना
तू मेरे
छोटे से
दिल को ना तड़पाना
ओ सैंया बेपीर
कोई तीर ना चलाना
ओ सैंया बेपीर
कोई तीर ना चलाना

मैंने माना तू है
पुराना
शराबी
मैंने माना तू है
पुराना
शराबी
लेकिन इन आँखों की
जुदा है
गुलाबी
नज़र से
पी ले तो बोले तू
मय तो फ़ज़ूल है
ओ सैंया बेपीर
कोई तीर ना चलाना
ओ सैंया बेपीर
कोई तीर ना चलाना

ऐसी बेरुखी ना
कर हमसे
खुदारा
ऐसी बेरुखी ना
कर हमसे
खुदारा
दे दे मुझको अपनी
बाहों का
सहारा
सनम के
नाज़ उठाना तो
प्यार का उसूल है
ओ सैंया बेपीर
कोई तीर ना चलाना
ओ सैंया बेपीर
कोई तीर ना चलाना

तौबा तेरी नज़रें
हैं तिरछी
कमानें
तौबा तेरी नज़रें
हैं तिरछी
कमानें
तूने तो ली होंगी
हजारों
की जानें
सितमगर
किसको जवानी में
मरना कुबूल है
ओ सैंया बेपीर
कोई तीर ना चलाना
ओ सैंया बेपीर
कोई तीर ना चलाना
तू मेरे
छोटे से
दिल को ना तड़पाना
तू मेरे
छोटे से
दिल को ना तड़पाना
ओ सैंया बेपीर
कोई तीर ना चलाना
ओ सैंया बेपीर
कोई तीर ना चलाना


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Blog Day : 4046 Post No. : 15175

Am writing this post with a heavy heart.
I never expected that I’d be writing a post on this occasion so soon.
But if we’ve learnt anything about life in all our lives, it is that life is unpredictable.
For all the wonderful advancements that science has made, we still don’t know who will live how long. All we know is that everyone has to go some day.

As it turned out, Independence Day 2019 was the day that Vidya Sinha, well-known heroine of (mainly) the 1970s, had to leave us and go.

When I came across the news on Twitter this (15th August) afternoon, I felt immensely sad. She had passed away in the morning.

A few days earlier I had got the news that she was on ventilator, with lung problems. That news shocked me because I had no idea that she was unwell at all. I had not heard about her for years – and then suddenly, boom, you get news like this.

So today, when I read the news of her death, it was not entirely unexpected. But that doesn’t mean it made me any less sad.

Vidya Sinha was part of my childhood, part of my schooldays.

I’ve often said I am a 1970s boy – which means my school life spanned that decade.

It is also the decade that I have most nostalgic memories of – especially with regard to films and music. In the 1980s, I was busy with higher studies, career, moving places etc – life changed quite a bit. And of course, thereafter, other priorities took over.

So it is the 1970s, and my experiences of that decade, the films I watched, the songs I listened to, that have particularly fond memories for me.

And Vidya Sinha was certainly very much part of those fond memories. As it turned out, the main part of her career was totally in that decade. Though she acted in the 80s too (and even later), I will always associate her with the 1970s.

I will not discuss her personal life – to be honest, I don’t know much about it. I am sure there are many other sources that can, and will, provide this. I will myself learn about it only from them.

This post, written so soon after her passing away, is just to pay her my own personal tribute.

Many who have remarked on her death, have referred to her as having the “girl next door” image in her films. And that’s not entirely off the mark. In many of her films, this was the type of role she played. Both her best-known films, Rajnigandha (1974) and Chhoti Si Baat (1976) portrayed her as a woman who you could easily run into in Bombay at a bus stop, waiting for a BEST bus. Or working in an office. She had that unassuming, down-to-earth image about her.

And it was this image that endeared her to many at that time.

That was the time when Hema Malini was the reigning female superstar. Zeenat Aman, Neetu Singh and Raakhee were also popular. Rekha , though not yet the star she was to become, had her fair share of films. Parveen Babi and Reena Roy were beginning to make their mark. Then there were others, like Yogeeta Bali, Moushumi Chatterjee and Sulakshana Pandit, who had their fans too.

Many of these heroines comfortably fitted the requirement of the typical mid-1970s masala film. Stories often had a plot around smuggling, or (if village-based) dacoits. There’d be song-and-dance, a car (or horse) chase, “disguises” – the usual masala stuff. Music was often loud, costumes even louder.

Then you also had the “art” films of the mid-70s. Dominated by Shabana Azmi and Smita Patil.

But there was also room for simple, wholesome entertainment – without the above-mentioned elements. Films of Hrishikesh Mukherjee and Basu Chatterjee specialized in this.

And this is where Vidya Sinha fitted in very comfortably.

She didn’t have a very prolific, or long, career – certainly not by standards of other heroines. She also didn’t have a very wide variety of roles, unlike many other heroines.

But one thing for sure. In almost every film she did, she had a role that you felt was just tailormade for her. Ok, she wasn’t a star like Hema Malini, but the roles themselves needed an understated, non-star type, actor. And no one did that better than Vidya. (In later years, Deepti Naval would do similar roles).

Vidya doesn’t quite get credit for her acting – but I think it could also be because I always felt she didn’t “act”. She just seemed to be natural for her role – you didn’t even notice her “acting”.

In those days, when I was in school, Hema, being the reigning superstar, was the favourite for many of my friends. In trying to be “hatke” :-), I preferred Vidya, Moushumi, Leena C, even Sulakshana. Their films usually had better storylines, I felt.

I’ve seen most of Vidya’s films of the time – she didn’t act in too many.
The ones that I remember are Rajnigandha (1974), Chhoti Si Baat (1976), Karm (1977), Mukti (1977), Inkaar (1977), Pati Patni Aur Woh (1978), Tumhaare Liye (1978) and Atithee (1978).

I have very fond memories of those times, and of her – which is why it hit harder to hear about her illness, and her death.

She might not be physically around anymore, but her films will remain with us. And memories of her films. I thank her for these at least.

Moving on the song for today, it is from a film Mera Jeevan (1976).

Now this is a film I do not recall seeing. But when I checked the songs, all of them seemed familiar. That’s possibly because at that time, I used to get to listen to a lot of songs, without having any clue about the film. I’d get to hear the song on radio, or through my classmates in school. Or I might even have seen the film at that time, but have no recall of it.

There are 4 songs in this film – of which 3 are already posted. The title song sung by Kishore Kumar “mera jeevan kuchh kaam na aaya” is quite well-known, as is “tera jogi aaya” by Rafisaab. The other song posted already is “Koi mere haathon mein mehendi lagaa de”, sung by Asha Bhosle. I’ve heard this song too in my schooldays.

The song that remains to be posted is “ye sooraj ye chanda ye taare”, sung by Asha Bhosle. From the clip it appears that Vidya Sinha is a teacher at a school, and singing this song to her students.

Lyrics are by MG Hashmat, probably best-known for “mera jeevan koraa kaagaz”. At least, that’s the first time I heard of him.

The song “ye sooraj ye chanda ye taare” is philosophical – talking primarily about life.

Which, given the context of this post, is most apt.

A few lines struck me as particularly poignant

Jeevan khilona hai
Kitna salona hai
Sukh dukh ke aansoo ka
Haar phirona hai
Isi khilone se
Khel rachaana hai
Kya leke aaye the
Kya leke jaana hai

So very true.

We come into this world with nothing, and with nothing we will one day return.

All we leave behind are a legacy, if at all, and memories.

Go well, Vidya Sinha.

Thank you for the memories.

May your soul rest in peace.

Om Shanti.

PS-With this philosophical song, all the songs of “Mera Jeewan”(1976) have been covered in the blog and this movie joins the list of movies that have been YIPPEED in the blog.


Song-Ye sooraj ye chanda ye taare(Mera Jeewan)(1976) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-M G Hashmat, MD-Sapan Jagmohan
Chorus

Lyrics

aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa
aa aa

ye sooraj ye chanda ye taare
bolo chalte hain kis ke sahaare
bolo bolo
hamaare
nahin
uske
jisne hum sab ko banaaya hai
achcha
ye sooraj ye chanda ye taare
bolo chalte hain kis ke sahaare
sadiyon se ghoome hai
kisko ye dhoondhe hai
ye sooraj ye chanda ye taare
bolo chalte hain kis ke sahaare

nadiya ki dhaara ye
badle kinaara ye
thham nahin paaye kyun
behti hi jaaye kyun
kahaan se aati hai
kahaan ko jaati hai
kisne pukaara hai
kiska ishaara hai
ghoome zameen
aur aasmaan
manzil miley
jaane kahaan
ye sooraj ye chanda ye taare
bolo chalte hain kis ke sahaare
sadiyon se ghoome hai
kisko ye dhoondhe hai
ye sooraj ye chanda ye taare
bolo chalte hain kis ke sahaare

jeewan khilauna hai
kitna salona hai
sukh dukh ke aansu ka haar pirona hai
isi khilaune se
khel rachaana hai
kya leke aaye thhe
kya leke jaana hai
baadal kahe
jis ko jahaan
jalte dilon ka hai ye dhuaan
ye sooraj ye chanda ye taare
bolo chalte hain kis ke sahaare
sadiyon se ghoome hai
kisko ye dhoondhe hai
ye sooraj ye chanda ye taare
bolo
chalte hain kis ke sahaare
ye sooraj ye chanda ye taare

bolo
chalte hain kis ke sahaare


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Blog Day :

4043 Post No. : 15168 Movie Count :

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I had not heard of a film named ‘Chatran’ (1988) until recently. The title of the film was unusual. I was wondering as to why the film in which Gulzar and R D Burman were associated, has remained obscure. After a search on the Google, I got the answer.

There was a Japanese film ‘Koneko Monogatari’ (1986) which became the most popular film in Japan in 1986 and continues to get earnings from this even now. Due to the film’s popularity, Columbia Pictures Industries (now Sony Pictures) dubbed the film in English under the title ‘The Adventures of Milo and Otis’ (1989). The English version film also became a box office hit.

But, before the English version of the film was released, the Indian film producer, Gul Anand got it dubbed in Hindi, titled ‘Chatran’ (1988). The film’s cast consisted of only the animals who did the live actions in the film. It is the story of a friendship between Chatran (the kitten) and Poosky (the pug-nosed puppy). So there were no dialogues in in all the versions of the film. The dubbing part is only of the narrators in the films. I watched the Hindi version of the film on the internet. The film is of 70-minute duration. The gist of the story is as under:

On a farm, a cat gives birth to seven kittens of which one of the male kittens, Chatran is naughty and is curious about its surroundings which sometime lands him in trouble. Chatran becomes friendly with mild-mannered Poosky and they become inseparable. They play ‘hide and seek’ game in the court yard of the farm in which Poosky is always a seeker and Chatran, a hider. But in this game, sometime Chatran gets in to trouble due to his curiosity. For instance, Chatran gets trapped in a chimney and with great difficulties, comes out of it with an ashen face.

One day, both Chatran and Poosky go towards the shore of a stream. Out of curiosity, Chatran enters into a wooden box lying in the stream water at the shore. Because of Chatran’s playful nature, the wooden box gets drifted to flowing stream. Poosky tries to save him by jumping into the stream but the wooden box gets drifted away from him. Poosky keeps trailing Chatran from the shores of the stream. From here onward, Chatran’s adventure starts.

Rest of the film is about how Chatran faces the problems and escapes on each occasion. He faces a bear but in nick of the time, Poosky comes to his rescue and fights with bear. Once Chatran comes out of the stream, he wanders in the forest and gets into trouble with snakes, bear and seagulls etc but successfully escapes. The positive side of his adventure is that during his wandering in the forest, he is sheltered by a deer and a pig with her piglets.

Finally, Chatran and Poosky unite in a vast meadow. They come back to their farm. They find their own mates and leave separately. They raise their own kittens and puppies. The film ends with Chatran and Poosky meeting each other with their extended family in the old farm house.

There were charges levelled against the original Japanese and English version films by Animal Rights Activists that there were cruelties to animals used in the filming. For example, there was a scene in which kitten plunges from a cliff and falls in the sea. Also, there was fight between the puppy and the bear. But the charges were never substantiated. However, I did not find any such problem for the Hindi version of the film from animal rights activists like PETA in India. Incidentally, the original Japanese film was of the duration of about 90 miniutes. But both the English and Hindi versions were of the duration of about 70 minutes. It is quite likely that some scenes which might have invited the wrath of Animal Rights Activists may have been deleted.

After watching the film, I personally felt that the scene in which the Chatran (the kitten) meows in pain when bitten by a crab (or scorpion?), looked to me real. Also, Chatran appeared stressful when he was drifting in the wooden box in the stream. And it is one of the longest scenes in the film. I do not know whether an animal put into such a stressful situation by a person, comes under the definition of ‘cruelty to the animal’.

As in the case of the Japanese and English versions of the film, the Hindi version,’Chatran’ (1988) has a ‘Sutradhaar’ (Narrator) and that function was superbly handled by Gulzar. At some places, he appears to have deviated from the original version. For example, in the beginning of the film, his narratives have unusual imageries which are not in the original Japanese version as well as in English version of the film:

Do bade bade sansaar hain ye, pariwaar hain ye.
Aakash aur dharti achche rishtedhaar hain ye.
Raat aakaash ki beti hai.
Kuchh kaali hai.
Aakaash ne gore chaand ki bindi de kar
isko chunmun karke taaron ke gahane pehanaayen hain.
Aur din aakaash ka beta hai.
Gora bhi hai magroor bhi hai.
Dharti par uski fazaa bhi hai.
Fazaa ke laakhon aur karodon chehare hain.
In cheharon se dharti par rounak rehti hai.
In sab mein zindagi behti hai.
In sab mein zindagi behti hai

The film has only one song of 4 stanzas, each stanza being played on 4 different occasion in the film. The last stanza is played with the montages of the film as credit titles roll. Asha Bhosle sings the words of Gulzar. The song is set to music by R D Burman.

With this song, ‘Chatran’ (1988) makes its debut in the Blog and also gets ‘yippied’ at the same time.

Video Clip(All the 4 parts)


Audio Clip(All the 4 parts)

Song-Zindagi zindagi zindagi (Chatran)(1988) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Gulzar, MD-R D Burman

Lyrics

————————–
Part-1
————————–

zindagi
zindagi
zindagi

zindagi
zindagi
zindagi

khoobsoorat hai tu janm leti huyi
khoobsoorat hai tu janm deti huyi
zindagi
zindagi
zindagi

chhoo ke gujri hawa ke bahaane kabhi
aur shabnam mein utri nahaane kabhi
chhoo ke gujri hawa ke bahaane kabhi,
aur shabnam mein utri nahaane kabhi
ek mausum si gudgudi zindagi
zindagi

———————————-
Part-2
———————————-
na to dariya ruka na kinaara mila
door hota gaya jo sahaara mila
na to dariya ruka na kinaara mila
door hota gaya jo sahaara mila
dagmagaati huyi chal padi zindagi
dagmagati huyi chal padi zindagi
zindagi

————————————
Part-3
————————————-
dhoop chhaaon mein aisi buni zindagi
zindagi ne ye kaisi chuni zindagi
hans rahi thhi abhi ro padi zindagi
hans rahi thhi abhi ro padi zindagi
zindagi

————————————-
Part-4
————————————-
zindagi
zindagi
zindagi

zindagi
zindagi
zindagi

khoobsoorat hai tu janm leti huyi
khoobsoorat hai tu janm deti huyi
zindagi
zindagi
zindagi

pyaar hi pyaar hai kho gayi zindagi
ek se phir anek ho gayi zindagi
pyaar hi pyaar hai kho gayi zindagi
ek se phir anek ho gayi zindagi
ho gayi hai ye kitni badi zindagi
ho gayi hai ye kitni badi zindagi
zindagi
zindagi
zindagi

zindagi
zindagi
zindagi


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Blog Day : 4025 Post No. : 15138

“Aawaara Baadal”(1964) was directed by Kedar Kapoor for Amarjyot, Bombay. This stunt movie had Ajit, Raagini, Jagdeesh Sethi, Dhumal, Helen, Indira Billi, Tiwari, Leela Mishra, Niranjan Sharma, Mridula, Ifthikhar, Keshav, Indira Bansal, Tuntun, Aasi, R Tiwari, Raj Kumar, Anand, Zarina, Asha, Pushpa, Prem, Sheroo, Pt Iqbal, Romani, Nepali Sinh, Ajay Kumar, Nagar Sharma, P H Joshi, Prakash Arora, Kripla, Bakshi, Master Sandeep, Master Farooque, Baby Shobha, Sujata etc in it.

The movie had six songs in it. One song had been covered in the past.

Here is the second song from the movie to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. Anand Bakshi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Usha Khanna.

The song is picturised as a raj darbaar dance song on Raagini.

I request our knowledgeable readers to help identify the actors seen in the picturisation of the song.


Song-Parwaane teri shamma jal uthhi (Aawaara Baadal)(1964) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Usha Khanna

Lyrics

aa aa
aaaa aa aa aa
aaa aaa aaa

parwaane ae ae
teri shamma jal uthhi
parwaane ae ae
teri shamma jal uthhi
raat hai kaatil
sun lo gaafil
aahkri hai ghadi
parwaane e
ae teri shamma jal uthhi

raahi o dilwaale
guzra hai matwaale
kyun meri raahon se
tujhko jalaaungi main
bijli giraaungi main
apni nigaahon se
raahi o dilwaale
guzra hai matwaale
kyun meri raahon se
tujhko jalaaungi main
bijli giraaungi main
apni nigaahon se
deewaane ae ae
teri saza hai yahi
raat hai kaatil
sun o gaafil
aakhri hai ghadi
parwaane ae ae
teri shamma jal uthhi

samjha na dil tera
uljha hai dil tera
meri adaaon mein
dhokhe nigaahon ke hain
rang wafaaon ke hain
meri jafaaon mein
samjha na dil tera
uljha hai dil tera
meri adaaon mein
dhokhe nigaahon ke hain
rang wafaaon ke hain
meri jafaaon mein
pahchaane ae ae
to main wahi hoon wahi
raat hai kaatil
sun o gaafil
aakhri hai ghadi
parwaane ae ae
teri shamma jal uthhi

shab ki syaahi bole
mai ki suraahi bole
apni khabar rakhna
jaadu sitaaron ka hai
mauka ishaaron ka hai
mujhpe nazar rakhna
shab ki syaahi bole
mai ki suraahi bole
apni khabar rakhna
jaadu sitaaron ka hai
mauka ishaaron ka hai
mujhpe nazar rakhna
afsaane ae ae
dil ke nazar kah gayi
raat hai kaatil
sun o gaafil
aakhri hai ghadi
parwaane ae ae
teri shamma jal uthhi


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Blog Day : 4012 Post No. : 15119

“Baabul Ki Galiyaan”(1972) was directed by Satya Dev Narang for Narang Films Combines, Bombay. This “social” movie had Hema Malini, Sanjay Khan, Sonia Sahni, Jagdeep, Shatrughan Sinha, David, Asit Sen, Manmohan Krishna, Bipin Gupta, Jayshree T, Savita, Brahmchaari, Kuljeet, Chandrima Bhaduri, Satyen Kappu, Tuntun, Hiralal, S N Bannerji, Bharm Bhardwaj, C S Dubey, Johny Whisky, Dilip Dutt, Birbal, Majnu, Abhimanyu Sharma, Pal Sharma, Tiwari, Ramesh Kumar etc in it.

The movie had five songs in it. One song (the most popular song from the movie) has already been covered in the past.

Here is the second song from the movie to appear in the blog. This song appears 3904 days after the first song appeared in the blog on 3 november 2008.

The song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. Rajinder Krishan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Ravi.

The song is picturised as a nagin dance song on Hema Malini. So Mushfiqur Rahim, the Bangladeshi wicketkeeper batsman has another Naagin dance song for his reference and necessary action. 🙂

The picturisation shows a snake charmer playing been and making a snake to sway (what people mistakenly believe to be snake dance), with Sanjay Khan looking on. I thought that the sapera is Bhagwan, but the star cast does not mention his name. I request our knowledgeable readers to help identify him.


Song-Bairi chhod de mera raasta (Baabul Ki Galiyaan)(1972) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-Ravi

Lyrics

bairi chhod de mera raasta
tujhe baali umar ka vaasta
ab jaane de
ab jaane de
bairi chhod de mera raasta
tujhe baali umar ka vaasta
ab jaane de
ab jaane de

thhar thhar kaanpe naazuk tan mora
it ut doley bebas mann mora
thhar thhar kaape naazuk tan mora
it ut doley bebas mann mora
main to chali thhi pi ki nagariya
rok li toone kaahe dagariya
jaane de
ab jaane de
bairi chhod de mera raasta
tujhe baali umar ka vaasta
ab jaane de
ab jaane de

bedardi kyun peechhe pada hai mere
laaj ke maare painyaan padoon main tere
bedardi kyun peechhe pada hai mere
laaj ke maare painyaan padoon main tere
der bhayi to sang saheli
daal na den koi jhhoothi paheli
ab jaane de
ab jaane de
bairi chhod de mera raasta
tujhe baali umar ka vaasta
ab jaane de
ab jaane de


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Blog Day : 4011 Post No. : 15118

“Ummeed”(1971), though described as a 1971 release in HFGK, appears to be a movie of early 1960s, which for some reasons was released late. This movie was directed by Nitin Bose for Rajan Films, Bombay. The movie had Ashok Kumar, Nanda, Joy Mukherji, Leela Naidu, Tarun Bose, Leela Mishra, Chandrima Bhaduri, Hazara Singh, Parashram, Husaain, Ravikant, Nazeer Kashmiri, Ramesh, Laxmi Chhaya, Jeewankala, Madhumati, Jankidas, Sabita Chatterji, Tunyun, Agha etc in it.

The movie had seven songs in it. Five songs have already been covered.

Today is the birth anniversary of Bimal Roy (12 july 1909- 8 january 1966). Bimal Roy directed some memorable movies like such as Do Bigha Zamin, Parineeta, Biraj Bahu, Madhumati, Sujata, Parakh, Bandini etc. All these movies are already YIPPEED in the blog.

Bimal Roy was also associated with some other movies in different capacities. For instance, he had edited “Ummeed”.

As a tribute to the famous Bimal Roy, here is a song from “Ummeed”(1971). The song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. Shakeel Badayuni is the lyricist. Music is composed by Ravi.

The song is picturised as a seduction song on Madhumati, with Tarun Bose playing the seductee.


Song-Thhodi si aur pee le (Ummeed)(1971) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Shakeel Badayuni, MD-Ravi

Lyrics

thhodi si aur pee le
o rangeele
phir allah hi allah
phir allah hi allah
allah hi allah khair wallah
haaye
thhodi si or pee le
o rangeele
phir allah hi allah
phir allah hi allah
allah hi allah
khair sallah haaye
thodi si aur pee le

kismat ne aaj teri mehfil sajaai hai
fasle bahar tere kadmon mein aayi hai
kismat ne aaj teri mehfil sajaai hai
fasle bahaar tere kadmom mein aayi hai
milti hai kisko aisi rang rangeeli raat wallah
thhodi si aur pee le
o rangeele
phir allah hi allah
phir allah hi allah
allah hi allah khair sallah haay haay
thhodi si aur pee le

shola hai tere aage
shabnam ko bhool ja
aaj apne hosh kho de
har gham ko bhool ja
saaqi se le le tu ik jaam badhaa ke haath wallaah
thhodi si aur pee le
o rangeele
phir allah hi allah
phir allah hi allah
allah hi allah khair sallah
thhodi si aur pee le

har shai pe aaj teri daulat ka raaz ho
kal kya ho kaun jaane
jo kuchh ho aaj ho
har shai pe aaj teri daulat ka raaz ho
kal kya ho kaun jaane
jo kuchh ho aaj ho
jeene ka maja lele maan le meri baat tu wallah
haay
thhodi si or pee le o rangeele
phir allah hi allah
phir allah hi allah
allah hi allah khair sallah
haay
thodi si aur pee le


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What is this blog all about

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

This is a labour of love, where “new” songs are added every day, and that has been the case for over ELEVEN years. This blog has over 15200 song posts by now.

This blog is active and online for over 4000 days since its beginning on 19 july 2008.

Total number of songs posts discussed

15212

Number of movies covered in the blog

Movies with all their songs covered =1178
Total Number of movies covered =4181

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Blog Start date: 19 july 2008

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