Atul’s Song A Day- A choice collection of Hindi Film & Non-Film Songs

Archive for the ‘Asha Bhonsle solo’ Category


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Blog Day :

4559 Post No. : 16170

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2011-2021) – Song No. 3
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This day ten years ago (viz 19 January 2010) saw to songs getting discussed in the blog. Here are their details:-

Blog post number Song Movie (Year) Remarks
3439 Baadal ki paalki pe hoke sawaar Chakradhaari(1954) Movie YIPPEED by now
3440 Ye mehfil sitaaron ki Arab Ka Saudaagar(1956) To songs out of 8 covered so far

So, only one movie, viz “Arab Ka Saudaagar”(1956) is eigible for Blog Ten Year challenge today (19 January 2021).

This movie “Arab Ka Saudaagar”(1956) was produced and directed by S D Narang for New Orinetal Pictures, Bombay. This movie had Pradeep Kumar, Shashikala, Naarang, Hiralal, Sunder, Neeroo, Srinath, Smriti Biswas, C.L.Kavish, Dhanraj, Tuntun, Kathana, H.Prakash, Jeboo, Saudagar etc in it alongith Maruti is guest appearance.

As Blog ten year challenge, here is the third song “Arab Ka Saudaagar”(1956) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. S H Bihari is the lyricist. Music is composed by Hemant Kumar.

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

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.


Song-Ruk jaao sanam tujhe meri qasam (Arab Ka Saudaagar)(1956) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-S H Bihari, MD-Hemant Kumar

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

ruk jaao sanam
tujhe meri qasam
mere pyaar ko yoon thhukraake na jaa
ruk jaao sanam
tujhe meri qasam
mere pyaar ko yoon thhukraake na jaa
hai raat jawaan
rangeen samaa
aisey mein mujhe tarsaake na jaa
ruk jaao sanam

dil ye pukaarey
dekh nazaarey
aisi ghadi kab aati hai
dil ye pukaarey
dekh nazaarey
aisi ghadi kab aati hai
raat suhaani
bann ke deewaani
pyaar ke nagme gaati hai
har ek adaa
deti hain sadaa
armaanon ko yoon tadpaake na jaa
ruk jaao sanam
tujhe meri qasam
mere pyaar ko yoon thhukraake na jaa
hai raat jawaan
rangeen samaa
aisey mein mujhe tarsaake na jaa
ruk jaao sanam..mm

saamne manzil
phir bhi hai gaafil
jaana hai tujhko door nahin
saamne manzil
phir bhi hai gaafil
jaana hai tujhko door nahin
karke deewaanaa
chhod ke jaanaa
ulfat ka ye dastoor nahin
main shammaa teri
parwaanaa hai tu
mujhe aisey akele jalaake na jaa
ruk jaao sanam
tujhe meri qasam
mere pyaar ko yoon thhukraake na jaa
hai raat jawaan
rangeen samaa
aisey mein mujhe tarsaake na jaa
ruk jaao sanam


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.

Blog Day :

4555 Post No. : 17146 Movie Count :

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Today 6th January’2021 is thirty-fourth Remembrance Anniversary of Music Director Jaidev (born on 3 August 1918 and passed away on 6th January’ 1987).

When I checked his filmography, I noted that he has given music to only forty-two movies (including one Nepali movie) though his first movie as music director came in 1955 – ‘Joru Ka Bhai’ and the last movie he composed music was ‘Zumbish-1986’ (if data in the sources on net is correct).

In his film career Jaidev has given us unforgettable music and even some immortal songs which will always be cherished by music lovers.

Earlier I wished to present this post with his complete filmography, however I could not compile the data in time to send this post. And since I do not want to miss this opportunity to share this song which I first listened to on radio and later had in my collection in a ‘two cassette set’ – ‘Yaad Aati Rahi -A Homage to Jaidev – brought by HMV in ‘1987’. I had bought this set on 17.12.1987 in my collection.

This album contains songs from ‘Ham Dono-1961’, ‘Samundari Daaku-1956’, ‘Joru Ka Bhai-1955’, ‘Anjali-1957’, ‘Kinaare-Kinaare-1963’, ‘Mujhe Jeene Do-1963’, ‘Do Boond Paani-1971’, ‘Aayi Teri Yaad-1980’, ‘Prem Parbat-1973’, ‘Maan Jaayiye-1972’, ‘Alaap-1977’, ‘Reshma Aur Shera-1971’, ‘Gaman-1978’, ‘Dooriyaan-1979’, ‘Parinay-1974’, ‘Gharonda-1977’, and ‘Tumhaare Liye-1978’. (This way I have tried to note his notable movies here)

And it contains one song from the movie ‘Wohi Baat’. I was aware of this song since then and may be had heard it on radio too. In the cassette it has the Asha Bhonsle version.
However, one day I was just humming this song and I remember it was in my collection. But I was under the impression that it was a song sung by Bhupinder Singh. Maybe I had sometime heard this in the voice of Bhupinder Singh on radio.
So, when I checked the blog, I was surprised that this song has not been posted yet. Then I looked for it on the internet and found both versions of this song.

The movie name was mentioned as ‘Wohi Baat’. Finally, when I checked the HFGK Vol- V (1981-1985), I became aware of the details of this movie and other information about this movie that it was released under the ‘title’ as ‘Sameera-1982’, though the music was released on gramophone records under the title ‘Wohi Baat’.

Today on Jaidev’s ‘Remembrance Anniversary’ I wish to introduce this wonderful song (and the movie too) on the blog.

‘Sameeraa-1982’ was directed by Vinay Shukla for ‘Sanket Chitra, Bombay’.

It had Parikshit Sahni, Shabana Azmi (as Sameeraa), Mithun Chakravarty, Amol Palekar and others.
This movie was based on the story written by Kamleshwar. Vinay Shukla who directed this movie had also written it.
K.K. Mahajan and Hasubhai J. Shah were the producers of this movie.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 12.04.1982.

As per HFGK Vol -V five songs were recorded for this movie but details of only four songs is available. The title for the fifth song is left blank.

All the songs for this movie were written by Naqsh Lyallpuri and music was composed by Jaidev.

Let us now enjoy the today’s song sung by Bhupinder Singh and Asha Bhonsle as two different solo versions and pay our tribute to Jaidev and his immortal music.

With today’s song ‘Sameeraa-1982’ makes its debut on the blog.

Male version (Audio)

Female version (Audio)

Song-Zehar Deta Hai Mujhe Koi (Sameera)(1982) Singer-Bhupinder Singh/ Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Naqsh Llayalpuri, MD-Jaidev

Lyrics

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(Bhupinder Singh version)
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zehar deta hai mujhe koyi
dawaa detaa hai ae ae
zehar deta hai mujhe koyi
dawaa detaa hai ae ae
jo bhi miltaa
miltaa hai
jo bhi miltaa hai
mere gham ko badhaa detaa hai ae
zehar detaa hai mujhe koyi

kisi hamdam ka sareshaam
judaa ho jaanaa aa
kisi hamdam ka sareshaam
judaa ho o o jaanaa aa
neend jalti(?) huyi aankhon se udaa detaa hai ae
zehar detaa hai mujhe koyi

waqt hi dard ke
kaanton pe sulaaye dil ko
waqt hi dard ke
kaanton pe sulaaye dil ko o o
waqt hi dard ka ehsaas
mitaa detaa hai ae
zehar deta hai mujhe koyi
dawaa detaa hai ae ae
jo bhi miltaa hai
mere gham ko badhaa detaa hai
zehar detaa hai mujhe koyi

pyaas itni hai meri rooh ki
gehraayi mein
pyaas itni hai meri rooh ki
gehraayi mein ae ae
ashq girtaa hai to
daaman ko jalaa detaa hai ae
jo bhi miltaa hai
mere gham ko badhaa detaa hai
zehar detaa hai mujhe koyi

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(Asha Bhonsle version)
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zehar deta hai mujhe koyi
dawaa detaa hai ae ae
zehar deta hai mujhe koyi
dawaa detaa hai ae ae
jo bhi miltaa hai
miltaa hai
jo bhi miltaa hai
mere gham ko badhaa detaa hai
zehar detaa hai mujhe koyi

kyun sulagti lagti hain meri dil mein
puraani yaadein
kyun sulagti lagti hain meri dil mein
puraani ee ee yaadein
kaun bujhte huye sholon ko
hawaa detaa hai ae
zehar deta hai mujhe koyi

haal hans hans ke bulaataa hai
kabhi baahon mein
haal hans hans ke bulaataa hai
kabhi baahon mein ee ee
kabhi maaji mujhe ro ro ke
sadaa detaa hai
zehar deta hai mujhe koyi
dawaa detaa hai ae ae
jo bhi miltaa hai
mere gham ko badhaa detaa hai ae
zehar detaa hai mujhe koyi


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.

Blog Day :

4551 Post No. : 16138

Sahir Ludhianvi & His Music Directors-4 – (three-movie & four-movie collaboration only)
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Welcome all to this post where we are discussing the collaboration’ between Sahir and his music directors.

Today we will be looking into a ‘three-movies collaboration’ where we have only one Music director Madan Mohan teaming up with lyricist Sahir Ludhianvi for the following three movies;

S.no Name of the Movie Year Music Director Songs of lyricist in the blog Song penned by lyricist in movie as per HFGK Song penned by lyricist in movie as per the book -The People’s Poet
1 Railway Platform 1955 Madan Mohan 10 10 8
2 Ghazal 1964 Madan Mohan 8 7 8
3 Laila Majnu 1976 Madan Mohan 6 6 7
TOTAL 24 23 23

We can see in the above table that all the three movies have covered all their songs on the blog and achieved ‘Yippeeee’ status.

Hence, we move to ‘four movies collaboration’ of Sahir Ludhianvi with music directors. In this category we have two music directors viz. Jaidev and R.D. Burman and the list of movies where they worked with Sahir Ludhianvi is as given below.

Here also all the songs composed by music director Jaidev for Sahir have been posted on the blog. That leaves us with Sahir-R.D. Burman combination where we have few songs yet to be cover on the blog;

S.no Name of the Movie Year Music Director Songs of lyricist in the blog Song penned by lyricist in movie as per HFGK Song penned by lyricist in movie as per the book -The People’s Poet
1 Joru Ka Bhaai 1955 Jaidev 2 2 2
2 Hum Dono 1961 Jaidev 6 6 6
3 Mujhe Jeene Do 1963 Jaidev 6 5 5
4 Aa Galey Lag Jaa 1973 R.D. Burman 6 6 5
5 Joshila 1973 R.D. Burman 6 8 8
6 Deewaar 1975 R.D. Burman 5 5 5
7 Laila Majnu 1976 Jaidev 4 4 3
8 The Burning Train 1980 R.D. Burman 3 6 6
TOTAL 38 42 40

We move to the older movie first which is ‘Joshila-1973’.

‘Joshilaa-1973’ or ‘Joshila’ was directed by Yash Chopra for ‘Trimurti Films Pvt Ltd’. It was produced by Gulshan Rai.
It had Dev Anand, Hema Malini, Pran, Bindu, Madan Puri, Manmohan Krishna, Padma Khanna, Sulochana, Iftekhar, Sudhir, Hercules, Master Satyajit, I.S. Johar, Vikas Anand, Jagdish Raj, S.N. Bannerjee, Chandu Allahabadi, Praveen Kumar, Uma Khosla, Ramlal, Shamlal, Uma Dutt and Nazeer. Rakhi and Mahendra Sandhu had a special appearance in this movie.
And Roopesh Kumar, A.K. Hangal, Sheetal, Ashu and Laxmichhaya in guest appearance.

Story of this movie was written by Gulshan Nanda and screenplay was written by C.J. Pavri and Akhtar Mirza. Dialogues of this movie were written by Akhtar-Ul-Iman. Editing of this movie was done by Pran Mehra.

This movie was passed by censor board on 26.09.1973.

This movie had total eight songs, all written by Sahir Ludhianvi and composed to music by R.D. Burman.

So far, the following six songs from this movie have been posted on the blog;

Song Posted On
Kiska rasta dekhen ai dil ai saudaayi 15.03.2009
Sona rupaa laayo re 04.08.2009
Kuchh bhi kar lo ik din tumko 28.09.2013
Dil mein jo baaten hain aaj chalo ham keh den 25.03.2015
Kaanp rahi main 07.02.2018
Jo baat ishaaron mein kahi 15.03.2019

Today’s song is sung by Asha Bhonsle and I guess it is picturized on Bindu and Dev Anand. Video of this song is not available or I could not locate it, only audio of this song is available.

Lyrics are by Sahir Ludhianvi and music is composed by R.D. Burman.

They have come up some of the very nice songs in this movie and all them became quite popular and one song – ‘kiska rastaa dekhen aye dil aye suadaayi’ being the most listened and unforgettable song from this movie.

Let us now enjoy the today’s song which also is nice hummable song with mesmerizing music by R D Burman.


Song-Sharma na yoon ghabra na yoon (Josheela)(1973) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Sahir Ludhianvi, MD-R D Burman
Dev Anand

Lyrics

sharmaa naa yoon
ghabraa naa yoon
pardaa kiye
ye raat hai ae
haan
sharmaa naa yoon
ghabraa naa yoon
pardaa kiye ae
ye raat hai
taraana dhadkan ka
na seene mein dabaa
naa koyi jaangegaa
ye aapas ki baat hai
hai naa
haan aa
sharmaa naa yoon
ghabraa naa yoon
pardaa kiye ae ye raat hai ae
taraana dhadkan ka
haa haa
na seene mein dabaa
naa dabaa
naa koyi jaangegaa
ye aapas ki baat hai
bolo naa aa
sharmaa naa yoon
ghabraa naa yoon
arey pardaa kiye ae
ye raat hai ae

hmm chup kyun ho
nahin to
khoye khoye se kyun ho
nahin to
phir kuchh bolo naa
hunh hunh …kya boloon

khoya khoya kyun hai
har khushi hai teri
phool se jism ki ee
taazgi hai teri
khoya khoya kyun hai
har khushi hai teri
phool se jism ki ee
taazgi hai teri
ye tohfaa gulshan ka
na paa ke yoon ganwaa aa
ke ab jo bhi hai wo
sab tere haath hai
hai naa
haan
sharmaa naa yoon
arey re re ghabraa naa yoon
pardaa kiye ae
ye raat hai ae

tum nahin piyoge ae
main nahin peetaa
sirf ek ghoont
sirf ek
hmm …hmm meri khaatir
aha ha aap ki khaatir

pyaasa pyaasa kyun hai
aish ka jaam le
main tujhe thhaam loon
tu mujhe thaam le
pyaasa pyaasa kyun hai
aish ka jaam le
main tujhe thhaam loon
tu mujhe thhaam le
bahaana bholepan ka
banaa ke naa sataa
naa sataa
ke badi mushqil se phir aati
ye raat hai
bolo naa aa
sharmaa naa yoon
ghabraa naa yoon
pardaa kiye ae
ye raat hai ae
taraana dhadkan ka
haa haa
na seene mein dabaa
naa dabaa aa
naa koyi jaangegaa
ye aapas ki baat hai
bolo naa aa
sharmaa naa yoon
arey re re
ghabraa naa yoon
pardaa kiye ae ye raat hai


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Blog Day :

4549 Post No. : 16132

“Ratn Manjari”(1955) as directed by G P Pawar for Chitra Bharati, Bombay. The movie had Shakila, Mahipal, Rehana, Sapru, Maruti, Moni Chatterjee, Roopmala etc in it.

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

Here is the second song from “Ratn Manjari”(1955) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. B D Mishra is the lyricist. Music is composed by S N Tripathi.

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


Song-Hamen kyun bhulaaya raaja hamen kyun rulaaya jee(Ratn Manjari)(1955) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-B D Mishra, MD-S N Tripathi

Lyrics

Hamen kyun bhulaaya raaja
hamen kyun rulaaya jee
dil ko churaa ke chale jaane waale

aaye thhe sukh leke
jaate ho dukh de ke
aaye thhe sukh leke
jaate ho dukh de ke
ro ro katenge din raat
ho o
ro ro katenge din raat

koi sahaara nahin
koi hamaara nahin
koi sahaara nahin
koi hamaara nahin
kaase kahoon main jee ki baat
ho o o
kaase kahoon main jee ki baat
kaahe bisraaya raaja aa
kaahe tadpaayaa jee
bainyya chhudaa ke chale jaane waale
bainyya chhudaa ke chale jaane waale
Hamen kyun bhulaaya raaja
hamen kyun rulaaya jee
dil ko churaa ke chale jaane waale

meri ho naiyya tumhi
mere khiwaiyya tumhi
meri ho naiyya tumhi
mere khiwaiyya tumhi
tumhi ho mere patwaar
ho o o
tumhi ho mere patwaar

beech bhanwar mein piya
kaahe kinaara kiya
beech bhanwar mein piya
kaahe kinaara kiya
doob rahi hoon manjhdhaar
ho o o oa
doob rahi hoon manjhdhaar

paar lagaaya nahin
hamen thhukraaya jee
naiyya dubaa ke chale jaane waalay
naiyya dubaa ke chale jaane waalay
Hamen kyun bhulaaya raaja
hamen kyun rulaaya jee
dil ko churaa ke chale jaane waale


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Blog Day :

4538 Post No. : 16106

“Girls’ Hostel”(1962) was produced by Babu Bhai Desai and Ravindra Dave and directed by Ravindra Dave. The movie had Nalini Jaywant, Ajit, Johny Walker, Shamlal, Chand Burque, Cuckoo, Kanchan, Madhu, Nagpal, Nasreen, Radha Bai, Triza, Ulfat, Tina etc in it.

The movie had six songs in it. Five songs have been covered so far. Here are the details of these songs:-

Blog post number Song Date posted Remarks
2943 Suljhaao na uljhi zulfon ko 10 September 2010 Mukesh-Asha Bhonsle duet
3319 Ye haseen raat ye bahaar ye samaan 10 December 2010 Asha Bhonsle-Rafi duet
6914 Bartan kalai karaa lo 29 October 2012 Rafi solo
11735 Idhar bhi haseena udhar bhi haseena 4 January 2016 Rafi solo
15878 Main akeli mere dildaar bahot 10 September 2020 Asha Bhonsle solo

Here is the sixth and final song from “Girls’ Hostel”(1962). It is sung by Asha Bhonsle. Lyricist is not known. Music is composed by Ravi.

Only the audio of the song is available. Asha Bhonsle is the lone female singer in this movie. So she could well have sung for the leading lady who, going by the starcast, appears to be Nalini Jaiwant. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of the song.

Lyrics of the song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

With this song, all the six songs of “Girls’ Hostel”(1962) are covered in the blog and the movie thus joins the list of movies that have been YIPPEED in the blog.


Song-Meri zindagi ke sahaare (Girls’ Hostel)(1962) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, MD-Ravi

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

meri zindagi ke sahaarey ae ae
aa jaa tujhe dil pukaarey ae
meri zindagi ke sahaarey ae ae
aa jaa tujhe dil pukaarey ae
khayaalon mein tu hai
nigaahon mein tu hai
tujhe dhoondhte hain nazaare ae ae ae
meri zindagi ke sahaarey ae ae
aa jaa tujhe dil pukaarey ae

kitney ujaaley
kitney andherey
beet gaye hain aas lagaaye
kitney ujaaley
kitney andherey
beet gaye hain aen aas lagaaye
ik naiyya saahil ko dhoondhey
ik raahi manzil ko bulaaye
ik raahi manzil ko bulaaye
milte nahin hain sahaarey ae ae
aa jaa tujhe dil pukaarey ae ae
meri zindagi ke sahaarey ae ae
aa jaa tujhe dil pukaarey

ye jeena bhi kya jeena hai
ek adhooraa sapna jaisey ae
ye jeena bhi kya jeena hai
ek adhooraa sapna jaisey
tere bina ye sooney ae sooney
subah-o-shaam guzaaroon kaisey
subah-o-shaam guzaaroon kaisey
tadpoon muhabbat ke maarey ae ae
aa jaa tujhe dil pukaarey ae
aa jaa tujhe dil pukaarey ae


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Blog Day :

4533 Post No. : 16100

So we are at it again. For the 161st time in the blog ! We arrive at post number 16100 in the blog with this writeup !

I have mentioned it in the past that we no longer look forward to these century posts with the same eagerness as in the past. This applies not only to blog centuries but also to the centuries of artists. At this moment, a good number of artists are into their ninetees. I propose to take them all up to their respective centuries after we are done with this blog century.

This post too takes up one such case. The artists in questions are Shankar Jaikishan. If some artists are in their 90s, then they are in their 990s- 999 to be precise. This post sees then break into the four figure mark. We have had singers (four) and lyricists (three) who are in fopur figures in the blog. Shankar Jaikishan join them today and become the first music directors to reach 1000 songs in the blog.

I was in quite a dimemma to pick a song for the occasion. All iconic Shankar Jaikishan songs from the golden era of HFM are altready covered. A few leftover songs of that era somehow did not fit the bill. I was looking for a special song- typically a rare song.

Finally I have zoeroed in on a song which qualifies to be called a rare song. It is not a song of 1940s or 1950s. Rather it is a song of recent vintage (by the shandards of this blog).

Moreover, this song is quite unusal in the sense that one would not guess it to be a Shankar Jaikishan song if he is not informed beforehand. One would guess it to be a song composed by Kalyanji Anandji, or R D Burman, or Bppi Lahiri, considering when this song was composed, but this song is a creation of Shankar Jaikishan, or more precisely Shankar (seeing that Jaikishan had already expired by then).

It is quite a surprise that this song did not get popular. I was very much into HFM listening those days, but even I never got to listen to this song even once ! That has to do with the fact that the movie did not do well at the box office. It was not really a surprise seeing that the movie did not star Amitabh Bachchan. The movie starred Jeetendra and Neetu Singh. Jeetendra, alongwith Sri Devi or Jaya Prada could draw crowds, but not Jeetendra and Neetu Singh, and the movie duuly flopped. The songs of this movie, including this song remained unheard by majority of music lovers.

This movie was “Chorni”(1981). I had heard about this movie but I did not consider this movie worthy of watching. So I saved my 3 Rs and 80 paise (ticket for a balcony seat) which I then spent on watching some other “worthy” movie. 🙂

“Chorni”(1981) was produced by V K Sood and directed by Jyoti Sawroop for Kesar Films, Bombay. The movie had Jeetendra, Neetu Singh, Dr Shreeram Laagoo, Indrani Mukherjee, Sonia Sahni, Jalal Agha, Helen, Leela Mishra, Anita, Shashi Kiran, Sunil Dhawan, Sundar Taneja, Rajesh Valecha, Master Shaaka, Baby Suparna, L R Tiwari, Ramlal, Jugnu, Uma Khosla, Parveen Pal etc in it. Aruna Irani, Ajeet, Mohan Choti were also there in guest appearances.

The movie had Six songs in it.

This song, the second song from the movie to appear in the vlog, is sung by Asha Bhonsle. Shailly Shailendra is the lyricist. Shankar (under the brandname Shankar Jaikishan) is the composer.

The song is picturised as a club dance song on Helen.

Those were those of disco songs. Music director was clearly under instructions to create a Disco song. The song sounds like a song meant for those days, but it is not a disco song. It is a western style song with western orchestration allright, but it is a proper song with proper lyrics, just how it used to be in Hindi movie songs in pre disco days.

Listening to this song is a scintillating experience. I have listened to this song quite a few times. The song grabs your mindshare on the very first listen. It is not like those songs that one needs to listen to a few times before it grows on you. It grows on you immediately, even before Asha Bhonsle sings hef initial lines.

The video is over four minutes long. The audio is even longer at over six months. The singing is superb, as one expects from Asha Bhonsle. The music is quite incredible to listen to, and the music is what one remembers long after the song is over. What a song. The song may be an unusaul composition from Shankar Jaikishan. The sonbg deserves to be presented in the blog as their 1000th song in the blog.

Here is this special forgotten gem. Let us savour this song and welcome Shankar Jaikishan to the exclusive club of HFM artists who have completed their 1000 sopngs in the blog.

I take this opportunity to thank one and all. Our special thanks to those who haas repeatedly petitioned me. One thousandth song of Shankar Jaikishan was their long pending demand.

We are all happy that Shankar Jaikishan become the first music directors in the blog to reach four figures. In time, they could well become the first music directors whose entire set of 1200 odd HFM compositions may be showcased in the blog. we are just 200 odd songs away from that mark.

So let us celebrated blog’s 16100th post and Shankar Jaikishan’s 1000th song in the blog with this fantastic hidden gem of a song.

Audio

Video

Song-Hai ye kaisa nasha (Chorni)(1981)Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Shailly Shailendra, MD-Shankar Jaikishan

Lyrics(Based on Audio Link)

laaa
lalalalalala
lalalalala
lalalaalaa
laaa
dudududududududoo du
haaye ye nasha

chadhne laga aa
badhne laga aa
chadhne laga aa
badhne laga aa
hadd se guzarne laga aa aa
haaye ye kaisa nasha aa aa
hosh mera aa
udne laga aa
hadd se guzarne laga aa
haaye ye kaisa nasha
viva la ??
viva la ??
haa haa haaaa

mast jawaani meri ee
kuchh yoon machalne lagi ee
jaise ke koi kali ee
hai phool ban’ne lagi ee
aa baahen badhaa
na daaman chhudaa
aa baahen badhaa
na daaman chhudaa
hai kaisa ye kaisa nasha aa

chadhne laga
badhne laga
hadh se guzarne laga aa
haaye ye kaisa nasha aa
hosh mera
udne laga aa
hadd se guzarne laga
haaye ye kaisa nasha aa aa aa

mehfil mein jaise chiraag
bujhte huye phir jalen
mere bhi seene mein kyun kuchh aisi halchal chale
mujhe kya hua
ae saaqi bata
mujhe kya hua
ae saaqi bata
hai kaisa ye kaisa nasha aa aa

chadhne laga
badhne laga
hadd se guzarne laga aa
haaye ye kaisa nasha aa
hosh mera aa
udhne laga aa
hadd se guzarne laga
haaye ye kaisa nasha aa aa aa

jo main idhar ko chaloon
udhhar ko badhe hain kadam
dil bhi hai bas mein nahin
mitne lagi hai sharam
hai josh jawaan ye hosh kahaan
hai josh jawaan ye hosh kahaan
hai kaisa ye kaisa nasha aa

chadne laga aa aa
badhne laga
hahd se gujarne laga
haaye ye kaisa nasha aa
hosh mera aa aa
udne laga aa aa
had se gujarne laga aa
haaye ye kaisa nasha aa aa aa
viva la ??
viva la ??
haahaahaaaa


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Blog Day :

4533 Post No. : 16099

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2010-2020) – Song No. 99
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This day ten years ago (viz 15 December 2010) was a wednesday, viz middle of the week. I was based at Nagpur. After initial struggle early in the year for settling down, I began to post songs at an average of 5 songs a day from
July 2010 onwards. Then there was a temporary slowdown in November 2010. I picked up pace again in december 2010. I notice that I had covered as many as seven songs on 15 december 2010. This was one of the seven occasions in the month when I posted as many as seven articles in a day. The first post appeared at 7:13 AM and the seventh at 9:27 AM. That is the kind of productivity I was capable of ten years ago. ! 🙂

Here is the list of the songs covered that day:-

Blog post number Song Movie Year Remarks
3346 Balam mohe chhedo naa Daasi 1944 6 songs covered out of 11
3347 Gaaye jaa geet milan ke tu apni lagan ke Melaa 1948 YIPPEED by now
3348 Dharak dharak tere bin mera jiyaraa Singaar 1949 YIPPEED by now
3349 dil ki duniyaa ujad gayi Shair 1949 YIPPEED by now
3350 Taaraa toote duniyaa dekhe Malhaar 1951 YIPPEED by now
3351 O chaand jahaan wo jaayen Shaarda 1957 YIPPEED by now
3352 Jalti huyi jawaaniyaan Bambai Raat Ki Baahon Mein 1967 One song out of 5 covered

One can notice that five out of 7 movies whose songs were covered ten years ago have since been YIPPEED.

“Bambai Raat Ki Baahon Mein”(1967) is one movie that made its debut ten years ago and that is the only song from that movie to appear in the blog so far. This movie was written,produced and directed by Khwaja Ahmad Abbas. The movie had Surekha (as Asha), Madhavi (as Rosy), David (as Barrister Rameshchar), Irshad Panjathan, Prakash,Yunus Parvez,Madhukar, Hangal,Samir Kumar, Kuljit Singh, Ravikant, Bhagwan Sinha, Qamar Amrohi, Pardesi, Bhola, Jagadish Kumar, Ghanshyam Rohera, Moti Bina, Sunil Kaushik, Surendra Kaushik, Nazir Kashmiri, Chandulal, Verinder Raj Anand,and Athar Siraj. The movie introduced Persis Khambata as Lily, Vimal Ahuja as Amar and Jalal Agha as Johnny.

The movie had five songs in it.

Here is the second song from “Bambai Raat Ki Baahon Mein”(1967) to appear in the blog. The song, the title song of the movie, is sung by Asha Bhonsle. Chorus and an unknown nmale voice is also there in the song. The song is picturised as a stage performance song on Persis Khambhata, Jalal Agha and others. Hasan Kamal is the lyricist. Music is composed by J P Kaushik.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

video link:

Audio link:

Song-Bambai raat ki baahon mein (Bambai Raat Ki Baahon Mein)(1967) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Hasan Kamal, MD-J P Kaushik
Male chorus
Female chorus
All chorus
Unknown male voice

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

hey aye aey ae aye aye ae ae ae
Bambai raat ki baahon mein
kahey nigaahon nigaahon mein
kyun khoyaa hai tu aahon mein
aa ja
aa jaa aa aa aa
aa ja pyar ki raahon mein
hey ae ae ae ae
aye ae aye ae aye ae
Bambai raat ki baahon mein aen
aaa aaa aaa aaa aaa aa
kahey nigaahon nigaaon mein aen
aaa aaa aaa aaa aaa
kyun khoyaa hai tu aahon mein
aa ja (aaa aaa aaa aaa)
aa jaa aa aa aa (aaa aaa aaa aaa)
aa ja pyar ki raahon mein (aaa aaa aaa aaa)
aaa aaa aaa aaa
aaa aaa aaa aaa

aaa aaa aaa aaa aaa
aaa aaa aaa

khaaa
pee
aur maze udaa
eat drink and be merry
khaaa
pee
aur maze udaa
kyun sabke fikron mein ghultaa hai ae ae ae
gaa
jhoom
mastiyaan lutaa
kyun gham ke sholon mein jalta hai
kal ki chinta kyon kartha hai
tu kyon dartha hai
naahaque marta hai
duniya ke dukh bhool ja
hey ae ae ae
hey ae ae ae ae ae
Bambai raat ki baahon mein
aaa aaa aaa aaa aaa
kahey nigaahon nigaahon mein
aaahaaa aaa aaa aaa aaa
kyun khoyaa hai tu aahon mein
aa ja (aaa aaa aaa aaa)
aa jaa aaa aaa aaa aaa (aa aa aaa aaa aaa aa)
aa jaa pyaar ki raahon mein (aaa aaa aaa aaa)
hey ae ae ae ae hey Bombay ae ae
hey hhey hey hey ae Bombay ae
hey hey hey ae Bombay ae (mm mm mm)
hey ae hey hey ae Bombay (mm mm mm)

aaa aa aaa aaa aaa aaa
aaa aaa aaa aaa

aaa aaa aaa aaa aaa
aaa aaa aaa aaa aaa aaa

hey ae hey ae ae Bombay ae
hey ae hey ae ae Bombay ae (hmm hmmmm)
hey ae ae ae hey Bombay (hmmm hmmmm)
hey ae ae ae Bombay ae (hmmm hmmmm)

raat muskuraati hai
what a sweet smile
raat muskuraati hai
jeene ka aa raaz bataati hai ae
jab chaahey to
thhoda jhuk ja
daam lagey to o o
khud bhi bik jaa
bik jaa bik jaa bik jaa aa
gairon se gar dil miltaa hai
gairon ko apnaa
apnon ko tu bhool jaa
hey ae ae ae
hey ae ae ae ae
Bambai raat ki baahon mein
aaa aaa aaa aaa aaa
kahey nigaahon nigaahon mein
aaahaaa aaa aaa aaa aaa
kyun khoyaa hai tu aahon mein
aa ja..aa (aaa aaa)
aa jaa aaa aaa aaa aaa aaa(aa aa aaa aaa aa aa)
aa jaa aaj ki raahon mein aen (aaa aaa aaa aaa)
aa jaa aaj ki raahon mein aen
aa jaa aaj ki raahon mein aen


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.

Blog Day :

4532 Post No. : 16096

#The Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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# Bhoole-Bisre Geet # 116 #
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Regulars on the blog must have noticed that nowadays I ’am focusing on ‘one-song movie’ viz movies that are represented in the blog by just one song.
When I took this mission I mainly wanted to focus on movies from the ‘Melodious Decade’ or ‘the golden era’ years i.e. 1951-1960, and I will continue with it in the future as well.

However, the song I am going to present today is not from a movie of fifties (1951-1960), but it is from one of the movies of ‘seventies. This movie made its debut in the blog twelve years ago in 2008. After that there has been no activity in the blog as far as this movie is concerned.

When we come across such cases, we have to thank the ‘Blog Ten Year Challenge’ started by Atul ji in 2019. At least some ‘un ‘Yippeeee’ed’ movies are now getting noticed as a result. Ten Year Challenge unearthed some movies that were left with just one song in the blog and their second song got covered exactly ten year later as part of ‘Blog Ten Year Challenge’ (or ‘BTYC’).

This also gave me the idea that we should check movies that were left with only one song for the longest period and we should work out their statistics viz what is the record longest period for such instances where a movie waited for its second song on the blog. 😊

Coming back to the today’s movie now, today’s song is from ‘Mera Vachan Geeta Ki Qasam-1974’.

‘Mera Vachan Geeta Ki Qasam’ was directed by Vinod Kumar for ‘M.M.R. Films, Bombay’. It was produced by Vinod Kumar and A. Nairang. (This movie is dedicated to the memory of Vinod Kumar, who I guess passed away either during production or post production of this movie). It had Saira Banu, Sanjay (Sanjay Khan), Ajit, Johny Walker, Nazima and Om Prakash, co-starring with K.N. Singh, Jagirdar, Tiwari, Ram Mohan, Haridas Shukla, S.N. Tripathi, Tun Tun, Shamim, Indira, Baby Shanoo, Major Anand, Raj Deepak, Mona, Monaliza, Geeta Kapoor, Qamar Sarhadi, Ramlal, Aziz, Kamal.

The movie introduced Qaim Raaj. And Madan Puri make a friendly appearance in the movie. Also, Laxmi Chhaya and Jankidas make special appearance in this movie.

Story of this movie was written by Vinod Kumar who screenplay and dialogues of this movie and was the director of this movie. Prabhakar Supare was the editor of this movie.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 23.07.1974.
(But I am not sure if it was released then or later, because many sources mentioned 1977 as the year of this movie).

This movie has five songs – all sung by – Asha Bhonsle. Hasrat Jaipuri penned all the five songs and Shankar-Jaikishan composed the music for this movie.

Song Posted On
O doongi, ye dil tujhe doongi … balamwa mera hi hoga
Achchha lagta hai ye bholaa bhaalaa sanwariyaa Being covered in this post
Pyar kiya nahin jataa ho jaata hai 07.12.2008
Tanik kankari pad jaaye … manmohan se preet badhaayi
Saath kali ka ghaaghro … mora resham ka ghaaghraa nazaaraa maare re

Today’s song is sung by Asha Bhonsle and Saira Banu is lip-syncing and performing it on the screen while Sanjay Khan and many others can see watching this ‘nautanki’ type song in a village set-up…

I have not watched this movie and I think this movie must have been a forgotten one. I would request knowledgeable readers, who have watched this movie, to throw more light on this movie and its songs.

Let us now listen to today’s song . It is composed by Shankar-Jaikishan and written by Hasrat Jaipuri. Asha Bhonsle is the singer of this song …


Song-Achcha lagta hai ye bholaa bhaala saanwariyaa (Mera Vachan Geeta Ki Kasam)(1974) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Hasrat Jaipuri, MD-Shankar Jaikishan

Lyrics

achchaa lagtaa hai
ye bholaa bhaalaa saanwariyaa
achchaa lagtaa hai
ye bholaa bhaalaa saanwariyaa
par kachchaa lagtaa hai
ye bholaa bhaalaa saanwariyaa
aah
kachchaa lagtaa hai
ye bholaa bhaalaa sanwariyaa
varna kaanon mein kuchh kehta
aas paas rehta
mere dil ki baat bhi to suntaa aa
haaye haaye
achchaa lagtaa hai
ye bholaa bhaalaa saanwariyaa
kachchaa lagtaa hai
ye bholaa bhaalaa saanwariyaa

badaa naasamajh hai
na samjhe ishaaraa
badaa naasamajh hai
na samjhe ishaaraa
magar phir bhi guinyaa
lagey mujhko pyaaraa
magar phir bhi guinyaa
lagey mujhko pyaaraa
main jab paas jaaun
to daaman bachaa le
main pyaasi nadi wo kinaaraa
haaye haaye
achchaa lagtaa hai
ye bholaa bhaalaa saanwariyaa
kachchaa lagtaa hai
ye bholaa bhaalaa saanwariyaa
varna kaanon mein kuchh kehta
aas paas rehta
mere dil ki baat bhi to suntaa aa
sssss
achchaa lagtaa hai
ye bholaa bhaalaa sanwariyaa
kachchaa lagtaa hai
ye bholaa bhaalaa sanwariyaa

naa khenche hai chunri
naa rastaa hi rokey
naa khenche hai chunri
naa rastaa hi rokey
rahe door kaantaa saa
man mein ae chubhoke
rahe door kaantaa saa
man mein ae chubhoke
naa jaane meri peed
buddhu kahin kaa
karey hai zulm meraa hoke ae
aay haay
achchaa lagtaa hai
ye bholaa bhaalaa saanwariyaa
kachchaa lagtaa hai
ye bholaa bhaalaa saanwariyaa
varna kaanon mein kuchh kehta
aas paas rehta
mere dil ki baat bhi to suntaa aa
sssss
achchaa lagtaa hai
ye bholaa bhaalaa saanwariyaa
kachchaa lagtaa hai
ye bholaa bhaalaa sanwariyaa aa


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 :

4531 Post No. : 16093

Today, December 13th 2020 is the 34th Remembrance Day of Smita Patil who today would have been 65 years of age, perhaps donning the hat of a director.

What an incredible filmy journey Smita Patil had in a short span of about 12 years! She acted in 70 Hindi films of which 18 films were new wave films. In addition, she acted in about a dozen non-Hindi new wave films. At the age of 23, she got her first National Award for the Best Actress for her role in ‘Bhumika’ (1977). After 3 years, she was bestowed with another National Award for the Best Actress in ‘Chakra’ (1980). At the age of 29, she was one of the juries in the Montreal International Film Festival (1984). At the age of 30, She got Padma Shri Award.

She had achieved fame and glory in a short period and left her legacies for the new generations of film enthusiasts to appreciate. Other eminent actresses had taken much longer periods to achieve more or less the same status in their acting career. It is amazing to note that during her 12 years of filmy career, she worked with many eminent directors of new wave/parallel cinemas such as Shyam Benegal, Satyajit Ray (Bangla), Mrinal Sen (Bangla), G Arvindan (Malayalam), T S Nagabharana (Kannada), Jabbar Patel (Marathi), Khwaja Ahmed Abbas, Ketan Mehta (Gujarati and Hindi), Kumar Sahani, Muzaffar Ali, Saeed Mirza, Govind Nihalani etc. In the sphere of mainstream cinema, she acted under the directors such as Raj Khosla, B R Chopra, Ramesh Sippy, Mahesh Bhatt, Prakash Mehra, Mohan Kumar, J Om Prakash, J P Dutta etc.

Smita Patil (17/09/1955 – 13/12/1986) was born in Pune to a freedom fighter turned politician, Shivajirao Patil, and a social worker, Vidyatai Patil. After completion of her school in Pune, Smita Patil joined her parents in Mumbai by which time, her father had become a cabinet minister in Maharashtra. She joined St. Xavier’s College for graduation. It is during her college days she got selected as a Marathi news reader in Mumbai Doordarshan following the start of its telecast in October 1972. (I have also watched her occasionally reading Hindi news as well).

In one of his interviews, Shyam Benegal has revealed that after the successful release of his first film ‘Ankur’ (1974), he had planned for two films for which he was looking for a new girl having an earthly look (colloquially called ‘desi’ look). When he noticed Smita Patil as a Marathi newsreader on Doordarshan. he felt that she had an attractive presence and has the required photogenic face as a village girl. She fitted very well as a second lead in his next film ‘Nishaant’ (1975). Shyam Benegal met Smita’s parents through a common acquaintance. Her parents readily agreed but Smita point-blankly refused to work in films. Her mother, Vidyatai Patil who had seen ‘Ankur’ (1974), didn’t want her to refuse the offer off-hand. It took some time for her mother to convince Smita to work in the film ‘Nishaant’ (1975).

However, before ‘Nishaant’ (1975) could start, Shyam Benegal took her in ‘Charandas Chor’ (1975), a children’s film which would be a sort of familiarisation process for Smita Patil. According to Shyam Benegal, unlike Shabana Azmi, who was a FTII graduate in acting, Smita Patil had no formal training in acting. But she was a quick learner and an intuitive actor. The only problem with her was that she had multiple interests and as such during shooting, her mind would get diverted to activities other than acting. She was an ace photographer and always carried her camera during the shootings. During the break, she would take candid photographs of her co-stars. For the initial period of shooting for ‘Nishaant’ (1975), and ‘Manthan’ (1976), Shyam Benegal was not only the director but also had to behave like her school teacher for imposing the discipline.

Shyam Benegal says that despite all her sundry interest on the sets, Smita gave an excellent performance in ‘Nishaant’ (1975) as well as in ‘Manthan’ (1976). He narrated an anecdote during the shooting of the film in a village near Rajkot. A few college students had come to watch the shooting and were enquiring about the heroine. Smita Patil was sitting with four-five local women squatting against the wall. Someone from the unit pointed out in the direction of Smita Patil to the college students. They refused to believe him saying how could a heroine sit with local women? Her character in the film got so much assimilated with the local women that she could not be recognised as a heroine.

Shyam Benegal had initially considered Shabana Azmi for ‘Bhumika’ (1977). Later on, he felt that Smita’s body language and dialect seemed culturally apt for Hansa Wadkar’s character which required Smita’s visual presence from the beginning to the end. There were contradictions, complexities and also sexuality in the character of Hansa Wadkar and Smita had excellently handled all these in her role which fetched her the National Award for the Best Actress. According to Shyam Benegal, it was only after this award, Smita Patil took the acting career seriously.

After working under the direction of Shyam Bengal in ‘Kondura’ (1978) a bilingual film in Hindi and Telugu, there was a gap of 5 years during which Shyam Benegal had no occasion to take Smita Patil in his films. The reason could be that Shyam Benegal was associated with a couple of high budget films in which Smita Patil did not fit into the character.

‘Mandi’ (1983) was the last film Smita Patil worked under the direction of Shyam Benegal. In my view, this film is the best among Shyam Benegal’s films as also performance-wise the best of Shabana Azmi and Smita Patil for Shyam Benegal. Both of them have situations in the film in which they have to display different moods even in a single scene which only a few actors can perform to create a lasting impression on the audience .

With so much name and fame Smita Patil earned in acting in off-beat films, what were the reasons for her to seek the foray into mainstream commercial cinema? She did not fit into the idioms of commercial cinema. If I have inferred her personality on the basis of the articles written on her, a strong role rather than the money was her consideration to work in the films. I got some explanations for her entry into mainstream commercial cinema from a book ‘Smita Patil – A Brief Incandescence’ (2019) written by Maithili Rao. It was because of an incidence which hurt Smita Patil to such an extent that she decided to work in commercial cinema forthwith.

Sometime in 1981, one eminent successful director known for making ‘middle of the road’ films promised Smita Patil a role which she loved it. Later on, she came to know through the press that she was replaced by an actress who was also a successful star in commercial cinema. Within a few days from this incidence, Smita Patil signed two stupid films on a single day – ‘Badle Ki Aag’ (1982) and another one (probably,’Tajurba’ 1981). She wanted to prove that she was also a star material. Both these films did not fare well on the box office front.

Fortunately for Smita Patil, her next two mainstream films, Praksah Mehra’s ‘Namak Halaal’ (1982) followed by Ramesh Sippy’s ‘Shakti’ (1982), both with Amitabh Bachchan clicked at the box office which made Smita Patil a star-actor. After these successes, she did a spate of mainstream films, the notable films among them being ‘Aaj Ki Aawaaz’ (1984), ‘Ghulaami’ (1985), ‘Aakhir Kyun?’ (1985), ‘Amrit’ (1986). During this period, Smita Patil continued to work in parallel films such as ‘Ardh Satya’ (1983), ‘Tarang’ (1984), ‘Raavan’ (1984), ‘Giddh’ (1984), ‘Debshishu’ (1985) and ‘Mirch Masaala’ (1987). The end result was that in terms of numbers, her mainstream commercial films far exceeded her parallel films.

Smita Patil worked with Raj Babbar for the first time in ‘Tajurba’ (1981). It was during the shooting of ‘Bheegi Palkein’ (1982) when both of them developed a close relationship. Their closeness resulted in working together in as many as 20 films. Their affairs culminated into the marriage. Raj Babbar was already married to Nadira Babbar with two children.

Smita Patil died on December 13, 1986, 15 days after giving birth to her son Pratiek due to complications arising out of childbirth.

Shyam Benegal was back into new wave films by making a triology on Indian Muslim women with ‘Mammo’ (1994), ‘Sardari Begum’ (1996) and ‘Zubieda’ (2001). in a recent interview, he said that after Smita Patil, he has worked with many actresses but none of them came close to the versatilities of Smita Patil.

On the occasion of Smita Patil’s 34th Remembrance Day, I have selected a song from the film ‘Mandi’ (1983) which is directed by Shyam Benegal with Smita Patil in the role of Zeenat. It is a mujra song, ‘chubhti hai ye to nigodi mujhe bhaari angiya’ sung by Asha Bhosle and picturised on Smita Patil. This raunchy song is written by Insha which is set to music by Vanraj Bhatia.

The film starts with this mujra song as credit titles are rolling. One can see Naseeruddin Shah as a worker in the kotha, Shabana Azmi as Madam of the kotha and Harish Patel as police who is watching the mujra through the window. The mujra starts with the classic ‘sit-down’ pose with alluring expressions of Smita Patil. In the last part of the song, she gets up and steps into a vigorous dancing in kathak style.

According to Vanraj Bhatia, Asha Bhosle who had sung many songs for him, refused to sing this song by saying that it was a dirty song. She cancelled the recording three times. It was Ismat Chugtai who convinced her by saying that she had sung many kotha songs. Why not one more? The reason as to why Vanraj Bhatia persisted on Asha Bhosle even after she cancelled the recording three times could be that only Asha Bhosle could do justice to sing to sound like a raunchy song.

Although the name of the lyricist is mentioned as Insha, I feel that he is Syed Insha Allah Khan ‘Insha’ (1756-1817). He had used his nom de plume ‘Insha’ in some of his poems. He had also used in the song under discussion. Insha was a contemporary of Mir Taqi Mir in Mughal court. Later, he shifted to the court of Nawab of Awadh in Lucknow for getting a higher stipend. He was a multilingual poet who wrote poems in Urdu, Persian, Hindi, Punjabi, Kashmiri, Bengali, Marathi etc. I have gone through some of his ghazals and nazms. He seems to be a witty and unconventional poet. His prose work, ‘Rani Ketki Ki Kahaani’ is regarded as the first short story written in Hindi.

The video version has the full song interspersed with some dialogues, while the audio version is without dialogues and does not have the last stanza.

Video Clip:

Audio Clip:

Song-Chubhhti hai ye to nigodi mujhe bhaari angiyaa (Mandi)(1983) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Inshaa, MD-Vanraj Bhatia

Lyrics(Based on Video Clip)

chubhti hai
chubhti hai
ye to chubhti hai
ye to nigodi
mujhe chubhti hai
chubhti hai
ye to nigodi mujhe bhaari angiya
bhaari angiya chubhti hai
koi saadi si
haan koi saadi si
mere vaaste laa de angiya
laa de angiya

pokhron leher ban ke
daak sitaare
kise ho jaati hai kambakkht
gawaari angiya
ho gawaari angiya
mujhe chubhti hai
Allah chubhti hai
ye to nigodi mujhe bhaari angiya
bhaari angiya chubhti hai

gend ek maine jo phenki to
haan gend ek maine jo phenki to
jhijak kar un nein kuchh ajab dol se
kal apni sanwaari angiya
biwi mughlaani jo see laayi thhi
aayi na pasand
aayi na..aa pasand
o beghma ji ne wo sar unke
haan beghma ji ne wo sar unke
de maari angiya
de maari angiya
mujhe chubhti hai
Allah chubhti hai
ye to nigodi mujhe bhaari angiya
bhaari angiya chubhti hai

odhani mujhse jo badli to
aji odhani mujhse jo badli to
baazi jaan ki bhi ek deeje jo ho
bhaari se bhaari angiya
ye ajab koi sugad(?) jisne kaadhe ye boote
kaadhe ye boote
wah chire(?) ban gayi
ban gayi ek phoolon ki kyaari
haa aan ban gayi ek phoolon ki kyaari
kyaari angiya
pyaari angiya
mujhe chubhti hai
ye to nigodi mujhe bhaari
bhaari angiya chubhti hai

aa aa aa
noz pehne koi
shabnam ki katori saahab
taare..ae youn doob gaye
wo ko sudhaari angiya
wo ko sudhaari angiya
sudhaari ee angiya
haath ‘Insha’ ka kahin chhoo jo gaya to boli
haath ‘Insha’ ka kahin chhoo jo gaya to boli
tera maqdoor
tera maqdoor ke tu chhede hamaari angiya
hamaari angiya
hamaari angiya


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Sometime in September 2019, there was an article written by Khalid Mohammed in ‘Mumbai Mirror’ which highlighted the plight of 92 years old music director and musicologist, Vanraj Bhatia. He was penniless and was struggling to meet his daily requirements including his medical expenses. He was mostly bedridden. He had not done his medical check-up for a long time due to paucity of money. To meet his daily expenses, he had started selling his old antique utensils which he had collected over a period of time.

We have heard this type of situation faced by some Hindi film artists earlier also. For instance, film artists like Chandramohan, Master Nissar, Khan Mastana, G M Durrani, Rajkumari Dubey, Sridhar Parsekar, Master Bhagwan, Parshuram, Cuckoo, Bharat Bhushan, Vimi, A K Hangal, Raj Kiran, Satish Kaul etc have gone through such abject poverty. But what is shocking is that in the 21st Century, even a person of the caliber of Vanraj Bhatia has to go through the vagaries of adverse financial conditions. And his precaurious conditions have remained unknown to most of his associates who had worked with him in the past. It was only when journalist, Editor and film director, Khalid Mohammed visited his house, the conditions of the recipient of the Lili Boulanger Memorial Fund Award (1957), National Film Award (1988) for the best music director, Sangeet Natak Akademi Award(1989) and Padma Shri Award (2012) became known.

Fortunately, within 48 hours from the article appearing in ‘Mumbai Mirror’, followed by breaking this news on social media, some of his old friends and admirers promptly raised funds for him. The Indian Performing Right Society (IPRS) chairman, Javed Akhtar also arranged to hand over a cheque to him within a couple of days of breaking the news. During the making of ‘Sardari Begum’ (1996), Vanraj Bhatia has a fight with Javed Akhtar in regard to a song for which Vanraj wanted the lyrics first and Javed Akhtar wanted the tune first. But this incidence did not affect Javed Akhtar in taking a prompt initiative in IPRS for the financial aid to this talented and intellectual musicologist.

Within a week from this news break, Dilip Tahil to whom Vanraj Bhatia gave his first break as a singer in a play, announced a book project on the life of Vanraj Bhatia which will be written by Khalid Mohammed. Amir Khan came forward to sponsor the book. Now, this is an interesting development as I feel that this is in recognition of the immense contributions Vanraj Bhatia has made in the Indian music scene which need to be brought to the notice of people in general and music admirers in particular. Many people may not be aware of his name even though some of his Hindi film songs may be known to them.

I have gone through his interviews in magazines/newspapers/digital newspapers and also on Rajya Sabha TV. Based on these interviews, I am confident that the proposed book on Vanraj Bhatia would not only turn out to be interesting one but would also generate royalty for him. He is not only an unique music director, he also seems to be an independent minded person if I read him correctly.

Vanraj Bhatia (B.31/05/1927) was born in Mumbai in a middle-class family who had shifted to Mumbai from Kutch during the period of boom in textile mills giving opportunity for business in cloth. His father was a cloth merchant. The young Vanraj was enrolled in New Era High School which was set up in 1930. The school also provided some vocational courses in addition to normal syllabus. Vanraj took the vocational course in Hindustani classical music and stood first in every year in the class.

After completion of his high school, Vanraj was enrolled in Elphinstone College with Sanskrit as an additional subject. Knowing his proficiency in Sanskrit, Vanraj’s professor was keen that he chose Sanskrit for his M.A. However, after graduation, Vanraj completed his M.A. in English literature in 1949.

During his teenage days, he had developed an interest in Western classical music. Under Dr. Manek Bhagat, he learned piano and studied the Western classical music for 4 years mastering all the works of Beethoven and Mozart. He wanted to pursue the further study in the Western classical music by going abroad. But his father was not able to financially support him. His close relatives were strongly opposed to his making music as a profession. which was seen by then in low esteem.

Finally, he got permission from his father with a condition that he would support his study abroad only for six months. Fortunately, Vanraj got scholarship to study at the Royal Academy of Music in London for 1951-54. After graduating with a gold medal in 1954, Vanraj got Rockefeller Scholarship for five years from 1954 to 1958 at Conservatoire de Paris.

The first advertising jingle Vanraj composed after returning to India in 1959 was for Shakti Mills which was produced by Durga Khote. The financial condition of Vanraj’s family was not good. He required some steady income to support the family. He took up the assignment in Delhi University as Reader in Western Musicology in 1960. He did not enjoy the work as there was no creativity. In 1964, he resigned from his post in Delhi University and returned to Mumbai to work as a full-time composer for advertising films. He did many advertising jingles which included his popular advertising jingles for Liril soap and Garden Vareli saaris.

During this period, Vanraj came into contact with Shyam Benegal who was also in the field of making advertising films. Vanraj worked for Shyam Benegal for the first time for his advertising film on Finlay Mills for which Vanraj composed advertising jingles. Both of them worked together in many advertising and documentary films. When Shyam Benegal ventured into making his first feature film ‘Ankur’ (1974), he assigned the background music to Vanraj Bhatia (it was a song-less film).

Vanraj Bhatia composed his first filmy songs in Shyam Benegal’s ‘Nishaant’ (1975). His next film. ‘Manthan’ (1976) had only one song, mero gaam kaatha paarey rendered by Preeti Sagar who used to sing for him for his advertising jingles. The song became very popular in which he experimented mixing of various dialects due to which people from Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh identified themselves with the song. Vanraj Bhatia became the regular collaborator with Shyam Benegal for 16 films until 2000 after which he virtually retired from the films as he had developed other interests in music.

According to Shyam Benegal, he and Vanraj Bhatia often fought during the sessions of song compositions. But at the end, the result was excellent. He created the perfect balance of Hindustani classical music and Western classical music. In an interview, Vanraj Bhatia had said that during his teenage days, he was influenced by the song compositions of R C Boral and Pankaj Mullick. According to him, they were the only music directors at that time who knew the use of harmony in their melodies through orchestration.

There is no indication in any of his interviews as to why he avoided the mainstream Hindi films or it was other way round. But he did take few mainstream Hindi films for background music such as ‘Ajooba’ (1991), ‘Beta’ (1992), ‘Damini’ (1993), ‘Ghatak’ (1996), ‘Pardes’ (1997), ‘Chinagate’ (1998) etc. The work of background music in these films gave him the opportunity and the satisfaction to showcase his talent in Western music.

Vanraj Bhatia, by and large confined himself to music direction of the parallel cinemas. In addition to working with Shyam Benegal, he has also worked with other directors of parallel cinemas such as Aparna Sen (‘36 Chowringhee Lane’, 1981), Kundan Shah (‘Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro’, 1983), Saeed Akhtar Mirza (‘Mohan Joshi Haazir Ho’, 1984), Prakash Jha (‘Hip Hip Hurray’, 1984)), Ashok Tyagi (‘Shurkhiyaan’, 1985), Govind Nihalani (‘Tamas’, 1987) etc.

In a career spanning over 5 decades, Vanraj Bhatia made significant contributions to music across all forms. He started with advertisement jingles which numbered over 6000. He had also provided music to over 50 documentaries. He has been the music director about 35 films. He has also composed music for about a dozen classical TV serials like ‘Khandaan’ (1985), ‘Yatra’ (1986), ‘Bharat Ek Khoj’ (1988), ‘Wagle Ki Duniya (1988) etc. He composed music for many plays – both Hindi and English. He has made a mark in Western classical music by cutting about a dozen each of albums on his solo piano and chamber music. He composed the spiritual music albums like ‘Indian Meditation Music’ (1999), ‘Anant’ (2001), ‘The Bhagavad Gita’ (2002), ‘The Spirit of Upanishads’ (2007) etc.

One of Vanraj Bhatia’s musical work which was very close to his heart was producing an opera, ‘Agni-Varsha’ in English, based on Girish Karnad’s Kannada play ‘Agni Mattu Male’ (1995). The first two acts were staged in Mumbai in 2017. Later, one lady, Judith Kellock did two performances in New York. The opera received good response. He was working on the third act of the opera which appears to be ready. Unfortunately, due to his medical condition, the work has remained to be staged.

Unfortunately, most people are unaware of Vanraj Bhatia’s contributions in the field of music probably because he was not associated with mainstream Hindi films.

For Vanraj Bhatia, ‘Junoon’ (1978) was his first high budget film produced by Shashi Kapoor and directed by Shyam Benegal. The high budget of the film allowed him to engage the top playback singers, Mohammed Rafi and Asha Bhosle for the first time for him besides the luxury of having a higher number of musicians than what he normally uses in low budget films. The film had 4 songs written by Amir Khusro, Jigar Muradabadi, Yogesh Praveen and 16th Century English poet, Christopher Marlowe (for English song). One song has been covered on the Blog.

I am presenting the 2nd song, a kajri, ‘saawan ki aayi bahaar re’ written by Yogesh Praveen and set to music by Vanraj Bhatia. The record version has 4 stanzas with orchestration, rendered by Asha Bhosle. The sound track version in the film has first, second and fourth stanzas of which first two stanzas are sung by Varsha Bhosle (Asha Bhosle’s daughter) without orchestration. Varsha Bhosle’s part of the song is picturised on Dipti Naval while Nafisa Ali is helping her in swinging. Jennifer Kapoor and Sushma Seth are sitting on the ground. The second stanza is again repeated by Asha Bhosle in the film in a different situation. She also sings the 4th stanza in another situation.

Although it is a ‘saawan’ song, it is also presented as ‘pre-marriage’ song in the second stanza and ‘separation’ song in the 4th stanza in the film. The 3rd stanza has not been included in the filmy version.

Acknowledgements of sources for the article:

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1. Interview of Vanraj Bhatia in ‘Serenade’ Magazine – March 22, 2017. 2. Interview of Vanraj Bhatia by Greg Booth in digital newspaper, scroll.in – March,1 2017. 3. Interview of Vanraj Bhatia on Rajya Sabha TV. 4. ‘Vanraj Bhatia – Thank you for the Music’ by Narendra Kusnur – Mint – April 26, 2014.

Audio Clip:

Video Clip:

Song-Saawan ki aayi bahaar re (Junoon)(1978) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Yogesh Praveen, MD-Vanraj Bhatia

Lyrics (Based on Audio Clip)

ghir aayi kaari ghata matwaari
ghir aayi kaari ghata matwaari
saawan ki aayi bahaa aar re
saawan ki aayi bahaa aar re
bela chameli ki kaliyaan chatak gayin
bela chameli ki kaliyaan chatak gayin
mahkat ban ki bayaa aar re
mahkat ban ki bayaa aar re
saawan ki aayi bahaar re
saawan ki aayi bahaar re

khil gaye hatheli pe mehandi ke boote
khil gaye hatheli pe mehandi ke boote
lachkat jhoolan ki daal re
dhaani chunar morey sar pe na thahare
dhaani chunar morey sar pe na thahare
choodiyaan karen jhankaa aar re
choodiyaan karen jhankaa aar re
saawan ki aayi bahaar re
saawan ki aayi bahaar re

baadal beech bijuriya chamke ae
baadal beech bijuriya chamke
dhoondoon mein balma ke baakh(?) re
aadhi rain jab boley papeeha
aadhi rain jab boley papeeha
jiyara pe lagte kataar re
jiyara pe lagte kataar re
saawan ki aayi bahaar re
saawan ki aayi bahaar re

angana mein bheeji atariya pe bheeji
angana mein bheeji atariya pe bheeji
bheeji sajanwa ki sej re
bheej gayi mori haay kori chunariya
bheej gayi mori haay kori chunariya
rimjhim ras ki phuhaa aar re
rimjhim ras ki phuhaa aar re
saawan ki aayi bahaar re
saawan ki aayi bahaar re
saawan ki aayi bahaar re


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