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

Blog Day : 3624 Post No. : 14443

Hullo Atuldom

The song with this post is a Peevesie discovery. I don’t remember when exactly, but definitely a few years back she mentioned about this song to me. And it looks like she has seen and enjoyed the video too and it has stayed in her memory. She remembered exactly how the song starts. And the dance steps of Govinda and Madhuri. Awesome combination. Just like in the previous Madhuri Dixit song where with Prabhu Deva as her co-dancer, here too, she is excellent. She is in a different orbit when she has a dancer for a co-actor. In “Que sarasara” she matched Prabhu Deva step for step, here it is a typically Govinda dance that is a treat.

So what, if the lyrics are non-sensical. The song is set as a fun-song, going by the video I have a feeling that Madhuri has accidentally eaten or drunk something intoxicating and Govinda is trying his best to control her in the given circumstances.

A few days back I had sent a song from ‘Disco Dancer’ to Atulji and then I had made up my mind to follow it with another Mithun song which features a ‘mithai‘. There were other songs from the 70s which were running through my mind for this particular post which is for a very special occasion. Songs which showed the male running the household while the female is away at work. But on reviewing those songs I felt that the song which Peevesie suggested is better. Why? Well for one today is a party occasion and “mithai toh banti hai” – it is our Ranchiwaale Gaanewala’s birthday (now its about time to give him a new name, he is no longer in Ranchi 🙂 ). It has a lot of activity in it and our sutradhaar is a hyperactive person. I don’t need to give any proof to show his level of activeness, his commitment to his pets, work and the blog is proof enough. There have been days when I have found him online early in the morning with a post at 5:45 a.m. and a few times his last post has been at 12 in the night. Hats off to his dedication. Approximately 10804 posts (on the day this is being written) and still having a lot of ideas to connect with songs and give us new post daily – AMAZING. Thank you Atulji for giving us this group and site to turn to.

Before I sat to write all this, I read through what I had written last year and I feel the same even now- May God give Atulji health, peace of mind, lots of time and good infrastructural support in the form of unending internet and electrical connections. And we will not mind him being absent from the blog when his family is around as they are more entitled to his time. (Hope he enjoyed his first vacation, this year, after he started the blog) And hope he doesn’t mind us pestering him with our farmaishes. Here is hoping he gives us many opportunities to celebrate and we will keep presenting him with lovely songs.

Coming to today’s song it is from the 1990 release “Izzatdaar” which starred the stalwart Dilip Kumar in the lead with the south Indian actor Raghuvaran as villain. Another southern star- Swapna- played Dilip Kumar’s daughter, Madhuri played his grand daughter and Govinda plays a man who works for the underworld (I think) but gets reformed on falling in love. (the powers of the feeling of love 🙂 ). It was a revenge story with Dilip Kumar avenging his daughter’s death etc. with lot of Bollywood masala. It was directed by K Bapaiah, Anand Bakshi wrote songs which were composed by Laxmikant Pyaarelal. Amit Kumar and Alka Yagnik are the playback.

Wish you a very happy birthday Atulji

 

Song – Ek Rasgulla Kahin Phat Gaya Re (Izzatdaar) (1990) Singer – Alka Yagnik, Amit Kumar, Lyrics – Anand Bakshi, MD – Laxmikant Pyaarelal
Alka Yagnik + Amit Kumar

Lyrics

sun o mister 
o mister 
sun o mister o mister 
mister o mister 
ek taaza khabar

mmmmmmmmm
mmmmm mmmmmm

mmmmmmmmm
mmmmm mmmmmm

ek rasgulla kahin phat gaya re..ae..ae
re baba re
phat ke jalebi se lipat gaya re 
phat ke jalebi se lipat gaya re
oooo ooooo ooo
ek rasgulla kahin phat gaya re..ae..ae
re baba re
phat ke jalebi se lipat gaya re 
phat ke jalebi se lipat gaya re

aandhi chali jor ka toofan aa gaya
aandhi chali jor ka toofan aa gaya
mandir se baahar bhagwan aa gaya
bhagwan aa gaya
log samjhe qayamat aa gayi re..ae..ae
re baba re
sara jag ulat pulat gaya re 
ek rasgulla kahin phat gaya re 
phat ke jalebi se lipat gaya re

meri haan mein haan tu milata jaa
gale pada dhol bajaata ja
meri haan mein haan tu milata jaa
gale pada dhol bajaata ja
bajaata ja
kaisi ye musibat mere galey pad gayi..ee..ee
kya bola re
bhoot koi mujhse chimat gaya re 
ek roshgulla kahin phat gaya re 
phat ke jalebi se lipat gaya re

ha ha ha ha ha haaa
wo roshogulla tha ya atom bam tha
atom bam se 
thoda sa hi kam tha
hey

wo roshogulla tha ya atom bam tha
atom bam se thoda sa hi kam tha
thoda sa hi kam tha
rashiya bhi sun ke darr gaya re 
re baba re
amrika bhi peeche hat gaya re 
ek rasgulla kahin phat gaya re 
phat ke jalebi se lipat gaya re 
ek roshagulla kahin phat gaya re 
phat ke jalebi se lipat gaya re 
phat ke jalebi se lipat gaya re

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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सुन ओ मिस्टर
ओ मिस्टर
सुन ओ मिस्टर ओ मिस्टर
मिस्टर ओ मिस्टर
एक ताज़ा खबर

म्मममममम
म्ममम म्मममम

म्मममममम
म्ममम म्मममम

एक रसगुल्ला कहीं फट गया रे॰॰ए॰॰ए
रे बाबा रे
फट के जलेबी से लिपट गया रे
फट के जलेबी से लिपट गया रे
ओss ओsss ओss
एक रसगुल्ला कहीं फट गया रे॰॰ए॰॰ए
रे बाबा रे
फट के जलेबी से लिपट गया रे
फट के जलेबी से लिपट गया रे

आँधी चली ज़ोर का तूफान आ गया
आँधी चली ज़ोर का तूफान आ गया
मंदिर से बाहर भगवान आ गया
भगवान आ गया
लोग समझे कयामत आ गई रे॰॰ए॰॰ए
रे बाबा रे
सारा जग उलट पुलट गया रे
एक रसगुल्ला कहीं फट गया रे॰॰ए॰॰ए
फट के जलेबी से लिपट गया रे

मेरी हाँ में हाँ तू मिलाता जा
गले पड़ा ढोल बजाता जा
मेरी हाँ में हाँ तू मिलाता जा
गले पड़ा ढोल बजाता जा
बजाता जा
कैसी ये मुसीबत मेरे गले पड़ गई॰॰ई॰॰ई
क्या बोला रे
भूत कोई मुझसे चिमट गया रे
एक रसगुल्ला कहीं फट गया रे॰॰ए॰॰ए
फट के जलेबी से लिपट गया रे

हा हा हा हा हा हा हा॰॰आ॰॰आ
वो रोशगुल्ला था या एटम बम था
एटम बम से
थोड़ा सा हि कम था
हे
वो रोशगुल्ला था या एटम बम था
एटम बम से थोड़ा सा हि कम था
थोड़ा सा हि कम था
रशिया भी सुन के डर गया रे
रे बाबा रे
अमरीका भी पीछे हट गया रे
एक रसगुल्ला कहीं फट गया रे
फट के जलेबी से लिपट गया रे
एक रोशगुल्ला कहीं फट गया रे
फट के जलेबी से लिपट गया रे
फट के जलेबी से लिपट गया रे

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

Blog Day : 3595 Post No. : 14351

Mohammed Rafi – Duets – ‘अ’  से  ‘ह’ तक  (From ‘अ’ to ‘ह’) – 9
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‘ख’ – खुश कर दिया तूने मेरे रामा

गीत गाता हूँ मैं ॰ ॰ ॰

Yes, surely the Almighty God sent you here amongst us, only for singing and to add to the music on this earth. And what a wonderful treasure you have bequeathed to the lesser mortals of this earth. We shall always be indebted for this tremendous legacy you gave us.

Continuing with Rafi Sb’s duet series after a gap of – goodness, seventy two days. Wow. Anyway, back again with another rollicking duet, this time accompanied by Lata Mangeshkar.

And rollicking is just the word. The setting is Punjabi, the performance is a Punjabi Bhangra dance, and the occasion – one of the most awaited and the most celebrated in Indian families – birth of a male child.

The film is ‘Jeet’ from 1972. The main performers in this group dance song are Randhir Kapoor and Babita. The film being released in 1972, would have been in the making in 1971, the year that this lead pair tied the knot and became a real life couple. Ah but that story for another occasion, another post. Today, we are moving ahead with the duet series of Rafi Sb, getting to the 10th episode in this series, which promises to be long – going thru the entire Devnagri alphabet.

The film is produced under the banner of Babu Movies Combine, and is directed by A Subbarao. Besides the lead pair mentioned above, the other players in the star cast include Rajendra Nath, Rupesh Kumar, Jatin, Nana Palsikar, Anwar Hussain, Jeevan, Sundar, Hari Shivdasani, Dada Mirasi, Keshav Rana, Master Shahid, Heena Kausar, Sanjana, Sulochana Latakar, Manorama, Dulari, and Baby Sudha etc.

The film has six songs, three of which are already showcased on our blog. Goodness, that was 2009, all three songs posted so far. After a gap of nine years, we once again get an opportunity to revisit this film – today’s being the fourth song posted. All songs are written by Anand Bakshi. Music direction is by the duo of Laxmikant Pyaarelal.

On screen, we see a homely set of a village lane with houses lined up close to each other. Randhir and Babita are leading the bhangra dance event, with Sunder also part of the male dance group. In between, we see Dulari holding a baby (well, not looking too much new born, but oh well 🙂 ). There is another lady sitting next to her. I am guessing that she is Sanjana. I request other more knowledgeable readers and friends to please confirm or correct this guess. As per Prakash ji, the other lady is Heena Kausar. Plus, one of the dancers accompanying Babita is Sheela Ramchandran.

The event and the celebration is about the new born child, but quite apparently, the lead pair is spending more lines trying to woo each other and play the romantic love birds. Well in fact, it is just the mukhda lines that talk about the child birth celebrations. The entire verse set for both antaraas is just the romancing between the hero and the heroine. Quite a ‘filmi’ thing, right?

Enjoy this lively bhangra dance song; and I hope to speed up things on this series, let us see. 😉

Video (Partial)

Audio (Full)

Song – Khush Kar Diya Tu Ne Mere Rama (Jeet) (1971) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Anand Bakshi, MD – Laxmikant Pyaarelal

Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra)
[Based on Audio version]

khush kar diya
o khush kar diya tu ne mere rama
ke munde da main mamma ban gaya
khush kar diya tu ne mere rama
ke munde da main mamma ban gaya
haaye rabba tainu laakh salaama
haaye rabba tainu
haaye rabba tainu laakh salaama
ke munde da tu mamma ban gaya
o khush kar diya tu ne mere rama
ke munde da main mamma ban gaya

oo oo oo
main is paar
te us paar
tu piyaa. . .
main is paar
te us paar
tu piyaa. . .
aayee hain bahaaren
kaise jaayen tere dwaare
mutiaare mere dil ki pukaarein
aayee hain bahaaren
kaise jaayen tere dwaare
mutiaare mere dil ki pukaarein
tere  mere beech mein
lambi lambi galiyaan te
uchchi uchchi jag ki deewarein
o kaise beeten
o kaise beeten
judaai diaan shaamaan
ke munde da main mamma ban gaya
khush kar diya tu ne mere rama
ke munde da main mamma ban gaya

oo oo oo oo
jindri na rol
aaja kol soniye. . .
jindri na rol
aaja kol moniye. . .
chhat se pukaare
jatt kar ke ishaare
hatt ho na jaaye meri badnaami
chhat se pukaare
jatt kar ke ishaare
hatt ho na jaaye meri badnaami
darr mat baandh ke sehra
main bana doonga
tujhko main munde di maami
mach gaya
mach gaya pind wich hangaama
ke munde da tu mamma ban gaya
o khush kar diya tu ne mere rama
ke munde da main mamma ban gaya

haaye. . .
ye dil ye jaan
do jahaan
maang le. . .
ye dil ye jaan
do jahaan
maang le. . .
dena na tu dhokha
sainyaan khushi ka hai mauka
suchche motiyon ki main to loongi maala
dena na tu dhokha
sainyaan khushi ka hai mauka
suchche motiyon ki main to loongi maala
taange mein bitha ke
boley sair kara doon
main hoon muflis taange waala
tera reshmi
tera reshmi kurta pajama
ke munde da tu mamma ban gaya
haaye rabba tainu laakh salaama
haaye rabba tainu
haaye rabba tainu laakh salaama
ke munde da tu mamma ban gaya
o khush kar diya tu ne mere rama
ke munde da main mamma ban gaya

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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खुश कर दिया
ओ खुश कर दिया तूने मेरे रामा
के मुंडे दा मैं मामा बन गया
खुश कर दिया तूने मेरे रामा
के मुंडे दा मैं मामा बन गया
हाय रब्बा तैनू लाक्ख सालामां
हाय रब्बा तैनू
हाय रब्बा तैनू लाक्ख सालामां
के मुंडे दा तू मामा बन गया
ओ खुश कर दिया तूने मेरे रामा
के मुंडे दा मैं मामा बन गया

ओ ओ ओ
मैं इस पार
ते उस पार
तू पिया॰ ॰ ॰
मैं इस पार
ते उस पार
तू पिया॰ ॰ ॰
आई हैं बहारें
कैसे जाएँ तेरे द्वारे
मुटियारे मेरे दिल की पुकारें
आई हैं बहारें
कैसे जाएँ तेरे द्वारे
मुटियारे मेरे दिल की पुकारें
तेरे मेरे बीच में
लंबी लंबी गलियाँ ते
उच्ची उच्ची जग की दीवारें
ओ कैसे बीतें
ओ कैसे बीतें
जुदाई दियाँ शामाँ
के मुंडे दा मैं मामा बन गया
खुश कर दिया तूने मेरे रामा
के मुंडे दा मैं मामा बन गया

ओ ओ ओ ओ
जींदड़ी ना रोल
आजा कोल सोनिए॰ ॰ ॰
जींदड़ी ना रोल
आजा कोल मोनिए॰ ॰ ॰
छात्त से पुकारे
जाट्ट करके इशारे
हट्ट हो ना जाए मेरी बदनामी
छात्त से पुकारे
जाट्ट करके इशारे
हट्ट हो ना जाए मेरी बदनामी
डर मत बांध के सेहरा
मैं बना दूँगा
तुझको मैं मुंडे दी मामी
मच गया
मच गया पिंड विच हंगामा
के मुंडे दा तू मामा बन गया
ओ खुश कर दिया तूने मेरे रामा
के मुंडे दा मैं मामा बन गया

हाय॰ ॰ ॰
ये दिल ये जान
दो जहान
मांग ले॰ ॰ ॰
ये दिल ये जान
दो जहान
मांग ले॰ ॰ ॰
देना ना तू धोखा
सैंया खुशी का है मौका
सुच्चे मोतियों की मैं तो लूँगी माला
देना ना तू धोखा
सैंया खुशी का है मौका
सुच्चे मोतियों की मैं तो लूँगी माला
टाँगे में बैठा के
बोले सैर करा दूँ
मैं हूँ मुफलिस टाँगे वाला
तेरा रेशमी
तेरा रेशमी कुर्ता पाजामा
के मुंडे दा तू मामा बन गया
हाय रब्बा तैनू लाक्ख सालामां
हाय रब्बा तैनू
हाय रब्बा तैनू लाक्ख सालामां
के मुंडे दा तू मामा बन गया
ओ खुश कर दिया तूने मेरे रामा
के मुंडे दा मैं मामा बन गया


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

Blog Day : 3474 Post No. : 13953

The film ‘Tere Mere Sapne’ is an intense personal favorite, as are many of Vijay Anand’s films. This film is a very sensitive, rational and balanced view of the healthcare systems in our country, especially in the rural areas. Of course, the time frame is of 1960s (the film released in 1971). The medical profession and healthcare systems have seen unbelievable transformations, especially the brazen and vulgar commercialization of this profession, that was once considered a hallowed service of the people. But maybe more of that later.

I like this film, in all its aspects. I know when this film was released, there were many articles in magazines and newspapers, trying to find and point out technical and medical faults with the film’s many medical scenarios. It was like pointing out the defects in a mango, that one is no doubt enjoying, but still complaining that the skin of the mango is too thick or too thin. 🙂 My counter to this discussion was – please, hold on, this is a film, a dramatization of human situations. The director is trying to tell a story, about a very important profession in the society, attempting to exhibit certain ground realities, and also trying to suggest some approaches. It is not a treatise on anatomy or cardiology, that should be scientifically perfect, but does not tell a story.

In my humble opinion, all aspects of this film are very creditable – be it the storyline development, be it the dialogues and dialogue delivery, be it the performances by individual actors – no matter what is the time that character spends on the screen, be it the pace at which the tale progresses, be it the subtle and overt messages it intends to present, or be it the music and the songs – each one of them being a gem status song. I am sure the readers are familiar with the many songs of this film, and they will agree to this statement. Neeeraj, the poet, and Sachin Da (SD Burman) have collaborated to create and bring a set of such beautiful and meaningful songs. And when one tops that with Vijay Anand’s handling of the song picturization scenarios, it is like ‘सोने पे सुहागा’.

Let us take today’s song for example. This is the penultimate song of this film to be posted (and yes, we should be on the lookout for a Yippeee call for this film, very shortly 🙂 ). The story revolves around a small town, and the small hospital this town has. The senior doctor in this hospital (role played by Mahesh Kaul), who founded this hospital, is in the evening of his life. He is part paralyzed, and not fully capable to handle his duties as the Chief Medical Officer. His wife (role played by Paro), on the other hand, rules the hospital with an iron hand, and does not allow the inability of her husband to manage the setup, to be exposed to the outside world or to the regulatory authorities. Another senior doctor in the hospital is Dr Kothari (role played by Vijay Anand), who has given up his battle with the complexities of life, and is drowning himself in drink, in the anonymity of this small out of the place village. Into this scenario steps in Dr Anand (role played by Dev Anand). A recent graduate, he is fresh young mind with hallowed dreams of serving the poor people.

The situation for the song is that an elderly couple in the village (roles played by Sapru and Dulari), very hesitatingly and bashfully announce to the doctors at the hospital that they are on way to the first child in their lives. There is happiness and good news scenario, punctuated by the sad news that the child, when born, is not breathing. Dr Kothari, the gaynecologist, is drunk and out cold, not in a position to even wake up. Dr Anand saves the day, and brings the child back into the living world, by attempting to and cleaning his windpipe which was blocking the child’s breathing. It is a day of salvation and new life for this old couple. Of course, celebration has to follow.

So the family has a celebration at their home, and this song, a dance by Jaishree T, is part of that celebration. Dr Anand is present, along with other invitees from around the village. Also present is Nisha (role played by Mumtaz) a school teacher in the local school. Of course, the amorous developments have already taken place between the new young doctor and this pretty school teacher. It is a match made in heavens, as they say. OK, but the rest of the story at another time. 😉

As with everything else in this film, even this dance is such an exquisite piece of performance. As I said earlier, in the hands of a master director like Vijay Anand – it has to be so. The performance is nothing short of a full blown onslaught on the senses, that it does not leave anytime for the viewer to breathe. The pace of music is so fast. The lyrics and words are tumbling right on top of each other. Neeraj has knitted together the words that catch you trying to keep pace with understanding them while hearing the next line. Burman Da’s melody, no matter is delivered at Presto speed, and one has to be very alert to keep pace with the music, still comes out to be an exquisite song delivery.

And the performance by Jaishree T – probably the best I have seen from her. The choreographer, Hiralal, has done a real great job in conceptualizing this dance. You may watch it more than once to check – no movements are repeated, even if the lines are being repeated. The dance goes from one breathless set of movements to the next, without a respite. The three minutes and some seconds performance just leaves one breathless, trying to keep pace with the words, the melody, the dancers movements, the dancers expressions – everything so perfectly blended together into a swirl of a pleasurable whirlwind experience. Just watch when Jaishree T dances and moves to the line – ‘sheeshi hoon kewde ke paani’. Or for that matter, just pick any line, and each line is expressed through her movements so exquisitely.

The performance and the words of the song, also work to further develop, whatever it is that is developing between the young doctor and the pretty schoolteacher, for one can catch them exchanging furtive glances as the performance progresses.

A lovely song, a fantastic performance, that I for one, simply am not tired watching it again and again. View, and enjoy, this onslaught on the senses. Exquisite performance all around.

 

Song – Mera Saajan Phool Kamal Ka, Kali Main Raat Rani Ki  (Tere Mere Sapne) (1971) Singer – Asha Bhosler, Lyrics – Neeraj, MD – SD Burman

Lyrics

mera saajan
o mera saajan phool kamal ka
kali main raat rani ki
raat ki rani chameli ki khushboo
sheeshi hoon kewde ke paani
kali main raat rani ki
mera saajan phool kamal ka
kali main raat rani ki

meri najaakat
hai lakhnauwa
choodi hai meri ajmer ki
choli silaai maine
dilli mein jaa ke
saari hai pehni chander ki
meri najaakat
hai lakhnauwa
choodi hai meri ajmer ki
choli silaai maine
dilli mein jaa ke
saari hai pehni chander ki
ras ki pyaali phoolon ki daali
laali main joban jawaani
kali main raat rani ki
mera saajan phool kamal ka
kali main raat rani ki
mera saajan
mera saajan phool kamal ka
kali main raat rani ki

haaye
simmi jaisi raja
naak hamaari
saayera baanu jaisi chaal re
nakhre mere mumtaaj jaise
sadhna jaise mere baal re
simmi jaisi raja
naak hamaari
saayera baanu jaisi chaal re
nakhre mere mumtaaj jaise
sadhna jaise mere baal re
sone ki chidia
aafat ki pudia
gudia hoon main japaani
kali main raat rani ki
mera saajan
ho mera saajan phool kamal ka
kali main raat rani ki
raat ki rani chameli ki khushboo
sheeshi hoon kewde ke paani
kali main raat rani ki
mera saajan phool kamal ka
kali main raat rani ki

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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मेरा साजन
ओ मेरा साजन फूल कमल का
कली मैं रात रानी की
रात की रानी चमेली की खुशबू
शीशी हूँ केवड़े के पानी
कली मैं रात रानी की
मेरा साजन फूल कमल का
कली मैं रात रानी की

मेरी नजाकत
है लक्खनन्व्वा
चूड़ी है मेरी अजमेर की
चोली सिलाई मैंने
दिल्ली में जा कर
साड़ी है पहनी चंदेर की
मेरी नजाकत
है लक्खनन्व्वा
चूड़ी है मेरी अजमेर की
चोली सिलाई मैंने
दिल्ली में जा कर
साड़ी है पहनी चंदेर की
रस की प्याली फूलों की डाली
लाली मैं जोबन जवानी
कली मैं रात रानी की
मेरा साजन फूल कमल का
कली मैं रात रानी की
मेरा साजन
मेरा साजन फूल कमल का
कली मैं रात रानी की

हाए
सिम्मी जैसी राजा
नाक हमारी
सायेरा बानू जैसी चाल रे
नखरे मेरे ममताज़ जैसे
साधना जैसे मेरे बाल रे
सिम्मी जैसी राजा
नाक हमारी
सायेरा बानू जैसी चाल रे
नखरे मेरे ममताज़ जैसे
साधना जैसे मेरे बाल रे
सोने की चिड़िया
आफ़त की पुड़िया
गुड़िया हूँ मैं जापानी
कली मैं रात रानी की
मेरा साजन
हो मेरा साजन फूल कमल का
कली मैं रात रानी की
रात की रानी चमेली की खुशबू
शीशी हूँ केवड़े के पानी
कली मैं रात रानी की
मेरा साजन फूल कमल का
कली मैं रात रानी की


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

Today is a very special day for all HFM lovers. It is the birth anniversary of one of the most beloved of artistes, and one of the greatest and most respected. I am, of course, talking about the one and only Rafi Saab.

Had he been alive today, he would have completed 93 years. But as fate would have it, he left us in 1980 itself, when he was barely 55. One does not have control over these matters – one can only have fond memories of the person concerned, and enjoy the rich legacy that he or she has left behind.

And WHAT A LEGACY Rafisaab has left behind!

There’s not a single day that his songs are not aired on the Indian radio channels. And I am not talking about just the odd song – we are talking about the chance that every programme (not deliberately exclusionary) that has songs up to 1980 having at least one Rafisaab song. He was just so prolific and his songs just so popular.

There’s also not a single day that I do not sing (to myself only, of course 🙂 ) a Rafisaab song. I sing a lot sub-consciously, it is second nature to me (although it might be an irritant to others). And often the song is a Rafi Saab song. It could be a sad song or a happy song, a bhajan or a qawwali, one of his early songs (like “Yahaan Badla Wafaa Ka. . .”) or one of his 1970s songs (like “Main Tere Dar Pe Aaya Hoon”- one of my favourites from his later years).  But whatever it is, a Rafi Saab song always seems to be on my lips.

Just like Rafisaab is always in my heart.

Which is why I am writing this hurried tribute to him on this occasion. It is hurried because I am already late on this and am writing this post on the day, instead of at least a day earlier, allowing Atul or Sudhirji some time to process it. I hope they are still able to post it on Rafi Saab’s anniversary. If not, a day later is ok too.

It is also hurried because I have suddenly a lot of family-related demands on my time. This has been the situation for more than a month now – there has been a wedding in the family, a lot of work to be done for it, a whole lot of visitors/family arriving to attend, some illnesses in the family, Christmas time (always busier than usual because of family visiting anyway), etc. Due to all this, I have been very limited in my social activities of late. I’ve hardly visited the blog (a lot of catching up to do!), hardly been on other social media either. Family has taken precedence over everything else.

In spite of all this, I was hoping to be able to come up with a Rafi Saab post in time. Whether I miss other occasions or not, I almost always try to write a post, however short, on Rafi Saab’s birth and death anniversaries. But even that has not happened. One big reason is that I’m going to bed very early nowadays. I sleep by 10.30 pm or so – earlier I would sleep after midnight! That extra hour or two in the night would be peaceful – it would give me time for social media, writing and catching up on posts. During the daytime, there’s little chance of being able to concentrate on anything, with lots of people around. 🙂

But I digress – this post isn’t about me, it’s about Rafi Saab. So back on topic. (I still haven’t lost the habit of digressing, have I? 🙂 ). So here I am – with this hurried post. It might not be 2000 words long (do I hear a sigh of relief?), but it is a tribute to Rafi Saab straight from the heart.

After all, Rafi Saab’s songs went straight to the heart, didn’t they? He sang every song, sad or happy, with such love and dedication that you could sense he gave it his best. Not all songs were successful commercially (and that’s natural when you’ve sung so many thousands) but you could rarely fault Rafi Saab for this. And his dedication was the same, whether he was singing for a big composer or a small composer. In that respect, Rafi Saab was a true professional, who did full justice to his art. In fact, Rafisaab worshipped it. It was his humility that always made him refer to his divine voice as a gift from above. He used to point upwards whenever someone complimented him on a song.

I’ve written often enough about how I became a Rafi Saab fan in an era when he was considered to be “down and out” – an era when Kishore Kumar reigned. The early 70s. I am a huge fan of Kishore Kumar too – there’s no contradiction here at all. When you truly love music, you just soak in all the great music that is out there, and be thankful for it.  At least I, for one, don’t like to pit one artiste against another. Once I became a Rafi Saab fan, I listened to his songs more intently – and realized how pure his voice is. Truly divine.

The other thing that makes Rafisaab very special for me is the PERSON he was. It is very easy for a person successful in his field to let this success get to his head. There are many examples of this. But to remain level-headed, and not just that, but also to be humble and big-hearted enough to help others to achieve success too, is a rare quality.

Rafi Saab is highly respected, not just in the industry, but by millions outside it, for this quality. Stories abound of how big-hearted he was. Even at the height of his success, he would sing for absolutely new composers – that too for a token amount. There are many such stories about him. His humility, no airs, always there to help anyone in need. He was far more than “just another great artist” in the industry.

How can you then NOT respect such a person, or hold him in special regard? So for me, Rafisaab is a very very very special person. As many say in interviews about him “Rafi Saab Khuda ke bande the”. God does not seem to make them like him anymore.

So, the 24th of December 1924, when he was born will always be a special day for me. And every year, the 24th of December is a date we should all remember and celebrate. Christmas is a day later, but for us HFM lovers, celebrations start a day earlier.

Now onto the song for today.

Despite time constraints, I spent a lot of time looking for a suitable Rafi Saab song last evening. I found a wonderful short and sweet, song which I was all set to post – but then realized it has already been posted. (A song from the film ‘Saaranga’ (1960) – I left a comment on the song on the blog). Anyway, during the search process, I happened to hear this song for the first time yesterday. I quite liked it – it’s a cheerful, positive song, and fit for a celebration.

The song is from the film ‘Wanted’ of 1961. I haven’t seen the film, but since it is directed by NA Ansari, it’s probably a fun film, worth watching. 🙂 . This song is picturised on Vijay Kumar (brother of Johnny Walker) and Saeeda Khan. (I remember Vijay Kumar from ‘Kaun Apna Kaun Paraya’ (1963), opposite Waheeda Rehman, lip-synching to the lovely “Zara Sun Haseena e Naazneen”.) I think I recognize Bela Bose amongst the other dancers. The lyricist-composer duo is Shakeel Badayuni and Ravi. It is a pleasant song that I took an instant liking to. I hope you like it too.


Song – Aayi Zindagi Ki Raat Chhodo Kal Pe Kal Ki Baat (Wanted) (1961) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Shakeel Badayuni, MD – Ravi
Male Chorus
Female Chorus
All Chorus

Lyrics

aayi zindagi ki raat
chhodo kal pe kal ki baat
naacho jhoom jhoom ke
ho naacho jhoom jhoom ke
aayi zindagi ki raat
chhodo kal pe kal ki baat
naacho jhoom jhoom ke
ho naacho jhoom jhoom ke
aayi zindagi ki raat
chhodo kal pe kal ki baat
naacho jhoom jhoom ke
ho naacho jhoom jhoom ke

kadam kadam pe shokhiyaan
nazar nazar hijaab hai
nayi nayi umang hai
naya naya shabaab hai
hoo oo oo oo oo
kadam kadam pe shokhiyaan
nazar nazar hijaab hai
nayi nayi umang hai
naya naya shabaab hai
aaj husn ishq ka hai kya haseen saath
naacho jhoom jhoom ke
ho naacho jhoom jhoom ke

aayi zindagi ki raat
(aaa aaa aaa aaa aaa)
chhodo kal pe kal ki baat
(aaa aaa aaa aaa aaa)

naacho jhoom jhoom ke
(aaa aaa aaa aaa aaa)
ho naacho jhoom jhoom ke
(aaa aaa aaa aaa aaa)

aayi zindagi ki raat
(aaa aaa aaa aaa aaa)

chhodo kal pe kal ki baat
(aaa aaa aaa aaa aaa)

naacho jhoom jhoom ke
(aaa aaa aaa aaa aaa)

ho naacho jhoom jhoom ke
(aaa aaa aaa aaa aaa)

ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha
ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho

adaa adaa mein mastiyaan
tarang ang ang mein
range hue hain dil sabhi
mohabbaton ke rang mein
aa aa aa aa aa
adaa adaa mein mastiyaan
tarang ang ang mein
range hue hain dil sabhi
mohabbaton ke rang mein
bekhudi ke haath mein hai zindagi ka haath
naacho jhoom jhoom ke
ho naacho jhoom jhoom ke

aayi zindagi ki raat
chhodo kal pe kal ki baat
naacho jhoom jhoom ke
ho naacho jhoom jhoom ke
aayi zindagi ki raat
chhodo kal pe kal ki baat
naacho jhoom jhoom ke
ho naacho jhoom jhoom ke
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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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आई ज़िंदगी की रात
छोड़ो कल पे कल की बात
नाचो झूम झूम के
हो नाचो झूम झूम के
आई ज़िंदगी की रात
छोड़ो कल पे कल की बात
नाचो झूम झूम के
हो नाचो झूम झूम के
आई ज़िंदगी की रात
छोड़ो कल पे कल की बात
नाचो झूम झूम के
हो नाचो झूम झूम के

कदम कदम पे शोखियाँ
नज़र नज़र हिजाब है
नई नई उमंग है
नया नया शबाब है
हो ओ ओ ओ ओ
कदम कदम पे शोखियाँ
नज़र नज़र हिजाब है
नई नई उमंग है
नया नया शबाब है
आज हुस्न इश्क़ है क्या हसीन साथ
नाचो झूम झूम के
हो नाचो झूम झूम के

आई ज़िंदगी की रात
(आ आ आ आ आ)
छोड़ो कल पे कल की बात
(आ आ आ आ आ)
नाचो झूम झूम के
(आ आ आ आ आ)
हो नाचो झूम झूम के
(आ आ आ आ आ)

आई ज़िंदगी की रात
(आ आ आ आ आ)
छोड़ो कल पे कल की बात
(आ आ आ आ आ)
नाचो झूम झूम के
(आ आ आ आ आ)
हो नाचो झूम झूम के
(आ आ आ आ आ)

अदा अदा में मस्तियाँ
तरंग अंग अंग में
रंगे हुए हैं दिल सभी
मोहब्बतों के रंग में
आ आ आ आ आ
अदा अदा में मस्तियाँ
तरंग अंग अंग में
रंगे हुए हैं दिल सभी
मोहब्बतों के रंग में
बेखुदी के हाथ में है ज़िंदगी का हाथ
नाचो झूम झूम के
हो नाचो झूम झूम के

आई ज़िंदगी की रात
छोड़ो कल पे कल की बात
नाचो झूम झूम के
हो नाचो झूम झूम के
आई ज़िंदगी की रात
छोड़ो कल पे कल की बात
नाचो झूम झूम के
हो नाचो झूम झूम के


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

This post is the 13600th post, 600th song of Sahir Ludhianvi and 1100th post of Sudhir Jee in the blog.

One more song that I can’t believe has not yet been included in the annals of our blog. Such a melodious, lilting and fast paced lovable song. It used to be aired on the radio quite regularly, and was one of the listening favorites. The vintage is 1964, and so quite well still retained in the memory. As I started to search for a Sahir song for this post today, I was not quite satisfied with some of the ones that showed up as possible candidates. You see, as we progress and post more songs, and the artist counts starts to close in to their total no. of songs, then in all likelihood, the better ones, the favorite ones are mostly accounted for on the blog. So if one is looking for a favorite song as a representative work of an artist, it becomes quite an effort to locate one.
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This article is written by Peevesie’s Mom, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Hullo to all in Atuldom

On this blog, Atul has a page for birthdays of various Hindi film artistes. He has meticulously kept track of these dates and makes it a point, as much as possible, to post a song honouring the artiste on the concerned date. That is like a doctor treating his patients.
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This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

nand ghar anand bhayo
jai kanhaiyya lal ki

Greetings all friends on this auspicious celebration of Nandotsav today. Just a little while back, the prayers and aartis were being held in all temples celebrating the anniversary of the appearance of Krsna, in a jailhouse in Mathura. The main telecast was coming from the Janambhoomi temple in Mathura itself. All temples were crowded with devotees who had come for the darshan of infant Krsna, who appeared to Devaki and Vasudev during their confinement in the prison of Kans, the cruel and vengeful king of Mathura.  And worse, Kans was the cousin brother of the very lady, Devaki, whom he had imprisoned. The story of that confinement and of the reasons behind it has been told many times.
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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 sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

#The Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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# Bhoole-Bisre Geet # 26 # Singer- Kishore Kumar-5 #
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I have been longing to share some posts which have been delayed much due to one reason or the other. This song post is one of them. And I can number it as a ‘vacation nostalgia-post-1’, because I have to share one more in this series.
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“Ganga Ki Saugandh” (1978) was an Sultan Ahmad production. It had Amitabh Bachchan, Rekha, Pran, Amjad Khan, I S Johar, Bindu, Anju Mahendru etc in it.
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It is just past midnight. It continues to be chillingly cold here in Delhi. The standoff is ongoing in the struggle with the beckoning blankets, as the mind is trying its best to continue staying at the keyboard and thwart all the enticements of a cozy quilt. So far so good.
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