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

Archive for the ‘Century songs for the blog’ Category


This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog.This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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 article is his 700th writeup in the blog.

Blog Day : 3789 Post No. : 14773

This is my 700th article on this Blog. At this moment, of course, I am very happy. I can not forget the people who helped me reach here. The first is our ATUL ji, who has always been very supportive, helpful and considerate. I have been associated with this Blog for more than 8 years now, but believe it or not, I have yet to meet him ! We have not even talked on Phone anytime. His work is so systematic and perfect that this has never been a hindrance. I do hope to meet him in one of his visits to Mumbai.

The other person is the most popular one on this Blog. You guessed it right. SUDHIR ji. From our first interaction in 2011 on E mail, we are in contact with each others. I had the good fortune to meet him a couple of times. He has been very helpful to me in more than one way. Thank you, Atul ji and Sudhir ji.

Besides these two V.I.P.s, I am fortunate in getting many friends in the Atulite’s group. I find that every one of them has some special characteristic, from which I learnt something. Yes, it is never too late to learn from others.

Sometimes I wonder how the Destiny works. I retired from service in 1998. After being a Pharma Consultant for next 6 years, I left working and enjoyed life with family, visiting various places all over India with my wife. After I crossed 70 years of my age, I learnt working on Computers from my grandchildren on a Laptop gifted by my son in law. At the same time I learnt using the smart Phone and some other gadgets. I, then, found this Blog on the Internet and my life changed. I dug out my old diaries and notebooks in which I used to note down information on every film that I saw. Though some had spoiled with white ants, faded and torn, they were very useful . My first article on this Blog appeared on 1-10-2012 and then there was no looking back. I started writing on various sites and Blogs, but my heart was always with this Blog.

I never imagined in my dreams even, that I would ever write more than 700 articles on old films, that I would write a Book, or that I would be invited to join the Boards of some Pharma companies. But all this did happen, after I crossed my 70 years of age. Looks like, that age is just a number. What matters is your outlook towards life. A positive approach and a will to learn new things makes all the difference.

My First 100th article came on 11-4-2013…..after 6 months

Here is the progress of my writeups in the blog.

Century article Number Song Date Period taken
100th article Meri aankhen banin deewaani (Jagmohan Sursagar NFS) 10-4-2013 7 months
200th article Bhagwaan ye de vardaan mujhe (Tulsi Vivaah)(1971) 16-11-2013 7 months
300th article Hey Satyanaraya swaami (Maha Pooja)(1954) 10-6-2014 7 months
400th article Tu mi piaci caara(Bewaqoof)(1960) 21-4-2015 10 months
500th article Bedard tujhko pyaar kiya (Tajmahal)(1941) 6-4-2016 12 months
600th article Main patton mein chhupi kali hoon (Aandhi)(1940) 4-9-2017 17 months
700th article Shehron mein se sheher (Heer Ranjha)(1948) 2-12-2018 15 months

My sincere thanks to everyone.

Today’s song is from film Heer Ranjha-48, the first film in which the great composer Khayyam gave the music, albeit as Sharmaji, along with his colleague Varmaji as a pair Varmaji-Sharma ji. In one of his interviews, Khayyam had said, ” After working with the Batish brothers ( Pt. Amarnath, Pt.Husnlal and Bhagatram), I went to Lahore and joined G.A.Chishti. In 1947, he took me to Calcutta. I assisted him in 2 films- Yehi hai zindagi-47 and Jhuti kasme-48. His other assistant was one Rehman Varma. After these 2 films, Chishti saab went back to Lahore and we two came to Bombay. Those were the Partition times and we were little scared. We met Husnlal-Bhagatram. They not only assured us safety but also encouraged us to start giving music as a pair. They suggested that we call ourselves ” Varma ji-Sharma ji “. On their suggestions we went to Punjab Film Corporation, owned by Wali sahab. He knew me. He heard our tunes. Those days he was making a film Heer Ranjha and wanted some Punjabi type songs. Aziz Hindi, taken by him already was unable to do Punjabi type music. Wali sahab told us to make such songs and Aziz would do other songs. Thus started my music career.”

Today’s song is ” Shehron mein se shehar suna tha Lahore….”. Those who lived in Lahore in pre-partition days were extremely attached to that city. There was a saying ” Jine Lahore nai dekhya, wo te jamiya hi nahin” ( one who has not seen Lahore, has not been born). Everyone is proud of his town, but Lahore wasi people were different.

From my house towards Juhu, there is a building at the corner of Gulmohar Circle which has a board-” Karachi Residents’ Association”. On inquiry I discovered that this was a building owned by ( Sindhi speaking Hindu and Muslims) people who resided in Karachi before Partition. I was told that 5-6 such buildings exist all over Mumbai. On further inquiries, I was informed that there were a few buildings of ” Lahore Residents Association” also( Punjabi speaking Hindus and Muslims). When I met one of the residents of ” Lahore” wala building, that old gentleman was speaking so lovingly about old Lahore that I was surprised. Even after 70 years of Partition, these people had such fondness for Lahore…or Karachi, for that matter.

Lahore had played an important role in India’s film industry till Partition separated us. Lahore had a built in advantage that it was in the midst of Hindi/Urdu speaking population. Bombay was far off and Calcutta and Madras catered mainly to regional aspirations. In the 40s, some really good films like Khazanchi, Khandan, Daasi etc were made in Lahore. All the 3 leading actors, Dilip, Raj and Dev had roots across the border. Shyam, Omprakash, Karan Dewan, Pran, Surendra, Balraj Sahni, Khursheed, Mumtaz Shanti, Veena, Begum Para, Noorjehan, Meena Shorey, Suraiya, Manorama, Kamini Kaushal, Shyama…. a string of artistes who worked in Lahore enriched Indian films. Pancholi, Kardar, Rafi, Shamshad Begum, Jhande Khan, Ghulam Haider, Pt. Amarnath and brothers, Hansraj Behl, Khayyam, Vinod also worked in Lahore.

Lahore city in particular gave us many Gems in Music. They came from HIRA MANDI. (old name ‘ Tibbi’ ). Hira Mandi was an area which was for Tawayafs. For centuries, Hira mandi in Lahore nurtured some outstanding performing artistes. The famous Noorjehan, Khursheed, Shamshad begum, Mumtaz Shanti and many others came from Hira Mandi. Sardar Akhtar and Bahar Akhtar, wives of producer Mehboob khan and A.R.Kardar were also from Hira Mandi.

Most of the early film actresses for pre-partition Lahore cinema came from the Kothas of Hira Mandi. Cine people scouted Hira mandi for fresh new talents. The art of Music was confined to the streets of the courtesans, with Hira Mandi taking the lead as the largest settlement in the cultural capital of the state in the undivided Punjab.

Writer Nirupama Dutt said about Hira Mandi, in her book,’ Half the sky ‘…

Come evening and they would be out in their balconies in the finest of silks and jewels. Their eyes would be lined with kohl and their lips red with dandasa, bark of the walnut tree and the most fragrant of eastern perfumes or itars would fill the air. They were known as diamonds and such was their glitter that the whole street would seem studded with stars. These were the courtesans of Heera Mandi of Lahore in the years before Partition in 1947.

Heera Mandi was to Lahore what Chowk was to Lucknow, Sonagachi to Calcutta, Bhendi Bazar to Bombay and Mehboob ki Mehendi to Hyderabad, before Independence. These forbidden yet most sought-after bazaars where women sold their many talents were known as “kothas”. In these abodes lived women, many of them very talented artists, who were nevertheless social outcasts living on the fringes of the society. Interestingly, this place was first known as Tibbi Bazar. And this name is recorded in a Punjabi “tappa”:

Tibbi waliye la de paan ni teri

Tibbi de vich dukan ni”,

Pran Nevile,a Die hard ” Lahorite” and a retired I.A.S Diplomat of International reputation, says about Lahore,in his book ‘ Lahore ‘ –

Why was Lahore called the gem of India?” I asked. “That it indeed was,” Pran replied, “It was totally different from the rest of India, in every way. It was the educational centre of North India. It had more colleges than any other city of India. The student population of Lahore was lively and wonderful. Co-education came late, but there it was. Lahore was always very prosperous; it was the hub of North India right up to Peshawar. Everything about Lahore was special. If you wanted to see the best-dressed young men in India, they were to be found in Lahore. The best food in India was to be found in Lahore. It was a city of gourmets and it had romance. A popular film song of those days went: Ik shehr ki laundia, nainoon ke teer chala gayee.And this doggerel that we all knew and I to this day remember: Tibbi mein phir ke jalwa-e-Parwardigar dekh: Hai dekhney ki cheez issay baar baar dekh.The great stars, the great movers and shakers of the Bombay movie world were all from Lahore.”

The song mentions not only Lahore, but some other cities of old Punjab( pre-partition) like Multan,Ambala etc. The music and tune has a clear Punjabi style and it is having a fast rhythm too. Considering that it was Khayyam’s first film as an MD, the songs are very catchy.Among the crop of new composers, who began their career after Independence, I rate Khayyam very high. Unlike some others, his name was never heard in any controversy or filmy behaviour. He was always very dignified.

Khayyam did only 69 films composing 381 songs. He wanted to be a singer and actually started his film career by singing a song in film Romeo and Juliet-47. Later he also sang one ore song in film Anjuman-86. His last fil, so far, is Bazaar E Husn-2014.

Let us enjoy this song, obtained from the collection of our Sudhir ji. I am sure you too will like it.


Song- Shehron mein se shehar suna tha (Heer Ranjha)(1948) Singers- Uma Devi,Unknown female voice, Lyrics- Wali Sahab, MD- Varmaji- Sharma ji
chorus

Lyrics

o o
beliyaa
Shehron mein se shehar suna tha
sheher suna Lahore

main mar gayi
sheher suna Lahore
miley jo mera chhail chhabeela
miley jo mera chhail chhabeela
kuchh na maangoon aur
main mar gayi
kuchh na maangoon aur
kuchh na maangoon aur
main mar gayi
kuchh na maangoon aur

ho o
beliyaan

Shehron mein se shehar suna tha
sheher suna thha Dehli
Shehron mein se shehar suna tha
sheher suna thha Dehii
main mar gayi
sheher suna thha Dehli

bina piye wo huye sharaabi
bina piye wo huye sharaabi
dekh ke mujhe akeli

baalam le chal re
le chal re mohe Dehli
baalam le chal re
le chal re mohe Dehli
baalam le chal re ae
ho o

ho o
beliyaan
Shehron mein se shehar suna tha
sheher suna Multan

main mar gayi
sheher suna Multan

aaye jo pardes se baalam
aaye jo pardes se baalam
jaan meri qurbaan beliyaa
jaan meri qurbaan
jaan meri qurbaan beliyaa
jaan meri qurbaan

ho o
beliyaan

Shehron mein se shehar suna tha
sheher suna Kashmir
Shehron mein se shehar suna tha
sheher suna Kashmir
main mar gayi
sheher suna Kashmir

baalam ki mohe yaad sataaye
baalam ki mohe yaad sataaye
uthe ped ke ??

baalam
le chal re
le chal re Kashmir
baalam
le chal re
le chal re Kashmir
baalam
le chal re ae
ha aa

ho o
beliyaan
Shehron mein se shehar suna tha
sheher suna Ambala

main mar gayi
sheher suna Ambala

main chhori hoon gori gori
main chhori hoon gori gori

baalam kaala kaala
main to dekhoongi
dekhoongi Ambala
main to dekhoongi
dekhoongi Ambala
main to dekhoongi
haa

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Blog Day :

3761 Post No. : 14734 Movie Count :

4027

“Ajaamil”(1948) was directed by Jamnadas Kapadia for Sanskar Chitra, Bombay. The movie had Umakant, Malti, Kanta Kumari, Narmadashankar, Kashinath, Bhimji Bhai, Chandrika, Shanta bai, Suresh, Manhar Desai etc in it.

This obscure movie had twelve songs according to HFGK. A few of these songs have become available on YT. Though HFGK is silent about the singers of all these songs, One can make out which song contain which voices.

Here is the first song from “Ajaamil”(1948) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Rajkumari. Lyrics are penned by Kavi Prabhulal Dwiwedi according to HFGK. Music is composed by Master Mohan junior.

It is interesting to note that the uploader of this song, well known record collector Mr Girdharilal Vishhwakarma mention the lyricist as S P Tripathi, an entirely different name from what is mentioned in HFGK. I have gone with the name provided by uploader.

Music is composed by Master Mohan Junior.

With this song, “Ajaamil”(1948) makes its debut in the blog. As many as 149 HIndi movies were released in 1948. With this song, “Ajaamil”(1948) becomes the 100th movie of 1948 to find representation in the blog. So this is yet another example of an “artificial” though significant landmark for the blog. 🙂


Song-Maanat naahin bihaari re (Ajaamil)(1948) Singer-Rajkumari, Lyrics-S P Tripathi, MD-Master Mohan Junior

Lyrics

Maanat naahin bihaari re ae
laakh jatan kar haari re ae
Maanat naahin bihaari re ae
laakh jatan kar haari re ae

jaaun jahaan main
sang sang doley
jaaun jahaan main
sang sang doley
madhur madhur sur
bain wo boley
naath hamaare
nain ishaare
lok ki laaj bisaari re ae
lok ki laaj bisaari re ae
Maanat naahin bihaari re ae
laakh jatan kar haari re ae

aap mahaawar mehndi lagaaye
aap mahaawar mehndi lagaaye
aap hi ang hamaar sajaaye
aap hi mohe paan khilaaye
haat se apne lagaayi re
haat se apne lagaayi re
Maanat naahin bihaari re
laakh jatan kar haari re

roothh jo jaaun
mujhko manaaye
roothh jo jaaun
mujhko manaaye
pair paden
aur binti sunaayen
nain neer se
dhoye charan mora
kare manuhaar wo bhaari re ae
kare manuhaar wo bhaari re ae
Maanat naahin bihaari re ae
laakh jatan kar haari re ae
Maanat naahin bihaari re ae
laakh jatan kar haari re ae


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Blog Day : 3743 Post No. : 14700

Those who have followed cricket for as long as I have, old time cricket followers may recall that test cricket centuries used to be quite rare. One test Indian batsman managed to score one test century in one test series then it waas considered a major cricketing achievement. One Indian cricketer scoring more than one test century in a test series was a rarity. It was quite a rarity indeed when Sunil Gavaskar scored as many as four test centuries in one test series, and that too his debut series.

It was three years later that Gavaskar would score his next test century in 1974. After that he did not look back snce and went on to make a record breaking 34 test centuries. Subsequently we have another little master, namely Sachin Tendulkar who rewrote that hrecord by scoring more than 50 test centuries and more than one hundred internationa centuries.

In olden days, we often found batsmen batting quite slowly and taking almost one full day to score a century. Mudassar Nazar of Pakistan took 557 minutes to score a test century in 1977-78 against England. He faced 419 balls to reach his century. In contrast, we had someone like Virender Sehwag who scored a triple century against South Africa in 278 deliveries.

We in this blog also regularly score centuries of posts. We have had 146 such centuries so far. quite a few of these centuries have been Sehwag like when 100 posts were completed in 16 days or even less. Such fast centuries have been described as Sehwag like by our regulars- such as Raja.

On the other end of the scale, sometimes our centuries have been painfully slow, like Chris Tavare or Mudassar Nazar. We “fondly” remember both because they often found it easy to showcase their “talent” against India.

This post is the 14700th song post for the blog or in other words this post marks the 147th century for the blog. This century has come at a Mudassar Nazar like rate. It has taken us as many as 53 days to reach this century.

This song is a rare song from “Fariyaadi”(1953).

“Fariyaadi”(1953) was produced and directed by Habib Sarhadi for Habib Productions, Bombay. This “social” movie had Rehman, Shakuntala, Mirza Musharraf, Wazir Mohammad Khan, Ramesh Thakkar, Parvati Devi, H Prakash, Devraj, Sadiq, Krishn, Chaandni, Qamar, Jankidas, Shanta Kunwar, Manju, Minni etc in it.

The movie had eight songs in it. Two songs from the movie has been covered in the past.

This song, the third song from “Fariyaadi”(1953) to appear in the blog is sung by Rafi. Muzaffar Orkazai is the lyricist. Music is composed by B N Bali.

This song is a rare song, that few people may have heard before. And we have chosen this song as the 14700thsong for a special reason. This song happens to be the 29th century of Rafi in the blog. In other words, Rafi now has as many as 2900 songs in the blog, just 100 songs short of the magical 3000 songs mark.

Instead of taking more time than what has already been consumed while reching this century, I decided to just get on with this century without much fanfare so that we can concentrate of future posts. So here is this post that combines blog century number 147 with Rafi century number 29.

So here we are, to yet another landmark, without much fanfare. I take this opportunity to thank one and all for their support and encouragement. We have come a long way and we still have lots of songs yet to be covered. This post gives us an opportunity to take fresh guard and get down to the task of covering more songs from the teasure of HFM.


Song-Jal jal ke shama ki tarah fariyaad na karna (Fariyaadi)(1953) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Muzaffar Orkazai, MD-B N Bali

Lyrics

Jal jal ke shama ki tarah fariyaad na karna
main yaad bhi aaun to mujhe yaad na karna

mushqil hai bahut pyaar ki duniya ko basaana
bedard zamaane ka tareeqa hai puraana
do pyaar bhare dil kabhi aabaad na karna
main yaad bhi aaun to mujhe yaad na karna
Jal jal ke shama ki tarah fariyaad na karna
main yaad bhi aaun to mujhe yaad na karna

aakaash ki choti pe mahal hamne banaaya
duniya se bahut door jahaan apna basaaya
kismat ne magar chaaha hamen shaad na karna
main yaad bhi aaun to mujhe yaad na karna
Jal jal ke shama ki tarah fariyaad na karna
main yaad bhi aaun to mujhe yaad na karna

ab apne khayaalon mein mujhe tum na basaana
bhoole se kabhi tum mere sapnon mein na aana
gar dil mein uthhe dard to fariyaad na karna
main yaad bhi aaun to mujhe yaad na karna
Jal jal ke shama ki tarah fariyaad na karna
main yaad bhi aaun to mujhe yaad na karna


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Blog Day : 3735 Post No. : 14681

“Ameer”(1954) was produced and directed by Chandu for Chandu Studio Limited, Bombay. This “stunt” movie had Geeta Bali, Kamal Kapoor, Tiwari, Patanjali, Manju, Nagpal, Vasantrao Pahalwan, Babu Raje etc in it.

The movie had six songs in it. Three of these songs have been covered in the past. all these songs were discussed in 2011.

Now, after more than seven years, here is the next song from “Ameer”(1954) to appear in the blog. this song is sung by S Balbir and Asha Bhonsle. Udhhav Kumar is the lyricist. Music is composed by Pt Lachchiram.

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

With this song the blog now has 500 songs from movies relesed in 1954. With this song, 1954 joins 1949, 1950, 1959 and 1960 that have 500 songs each in the blog.


Song-Kahaan se aayi hai…ho tu bol saamne aake (Ameer)(1954) Singer-Balbir, Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Uddav Kumar, MD-Pt Lachchiram
Both

Lyrics

kahaan se aayi ee ee
kahaan se aayi hai
nazron mein laakhon teer chhupaa ke
kya laayi
kya le jaayegi
bol saamne aake
kya laayi
kya le jaayegi
bol samne aake
ho tu bol saamne aake

layi hoon main husn jawaani
ulfat ki rangeen kahaani
laayi hoon main husn jawaani
ulfat ki rangeen kahaani
le jaaungi pyaar chura ke

bol saamne aake
ho tu bol samne aake

ye husn hai faani
mast jawaani do din ki
ulfat ki rangeen kahaani do din ki
dekh le dil ki aankhon se
tu parda zara uthha ke
parda zara uthha ke
dekh le dil ki aankhon se
tu parda zara uthha ke
parda zara uthha ke
ho tu bol saamne aake

do din hai to hans loon gaa loon
dushman ko dildaar bana loon
do din hain to hans loon gaa loon
dushman ko dildar bana loon
naagan si zulfen bikhra ke

bol saamne aake
ho tu bol saamne aake

hansna gaana dil ka lagaana khel nahin
dard ki duniya mein muskaana khel nahin
jeena ho to jeene waale
jeena naam kamake
jeena naam kamaake
jeena ho to jeene waale
jeena naam kamaa ke
jeena naam kamaa ke

ho tu bol saamne aake
kya laayi
kya le jaayegi
bol saamne aake
ho tu bol saamne aake


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With this writeup, the blog now has 4000 movies represented in the blog.

Blog Day :

3716 Post No. : 14646 Movie Count :

4000

We in this blog often reach milestones that I describe as “artificial” milestones. These are “artificial” in the sense that we can only be aware of them if we keep track of them. Earlier we were not aware of them.

For instance, the blog has crossed 3700 days of existence. We first became aware of this kind of milestone only on the occasion of the blog reaching 3400 days.

Ever since, we have also had “milestones” like a pair of singers reaching centuries of their duets. For instance, we recently reached 500 duets of Rafi-Asha Bhonsle.

YIPPEE movies and Debutant movies also yield such milestones to us. We reached 1000 YIPPEE movies in the blog and subsequently 1100 YIPPEE movies.

The present milestone pertains to debutant movies. So far we have reached 3999 movies in the blog. This writeup introduces the 4000th movie to the blog. Yes, the blog, with this song, now has songs from exactly 4000 movies.

In the blog, we have songs from every year, beginning from the earliest year (1931) to the latest viz. the current year (2018).

With this song, the blog now has songs from 4000 movies. while most movies are Hindi movies, we also have some songs from other languages, viz regional languages/ dialects movies and even some international movies. Then there are some movies which were either unreleased or whose year of release are not known. The number of such movies being 78.

The decade of 1950s is the most well represented decade in the blog. 1111 movies were released in this decade (from 1951 to 1960) and there were 35 unreleased movies as well in this decade. As many as 1014 movies from this decade are represented in the blog. 1960s is the second most well represented blog. As many as 842 movies (out of 929 movies released this decade, plus 31 unreleased movies and 34 regional movies)are showcased in the blog.

Titles of these movies begin with all letters of Roman Alphabet except X. The letter S is the most common letter in this respect. As many as 489 movies had their titles beginning with S. A comes second with 390 movie titles.

In the earlier years of the blog, we were not keeping track of such matters. It was sometime in july 2016 that our beloved Khyati Bhatt, after receiving her set of HFGK carried out a thorough research on the movies of 1960s. She prepared an excel sheet and shared that with me and Sudhir Jee. That excel sheet had details about the number of movies of 1960s represented in the blog and the number of movies (with their details) that were missing. That was the homework given to Sudhir Jee. That excel sheet mentioned the fact that there were 942 movies in the decade and 695 of them were represented in the blog. So 238 movies of that decade were missing from the blog.

That excel sheet was made and shared with us on 19 july 2016 (8th birthday of the blog). And how well Sudhir Jee coped with this homework. He tracked songs of many of these elusive movies of 1960s and kept introducing these movies to the blog. Now, a little over two years later, we have 843 movies of 1960s represented in the blog. So as many as 139 elusive movies of 1960s have been introduced in the blog after july 2016. Credit goes to Khyati Jee for her research work and then to Sudhir Jee for following up on that research work with his own mission of locating the songs of these elusive movies.

This also gave me an idea that I on my own should carry out similar exercises for the other decades as well. That led to my own excel sheet where I began to keep track of movies of particular years that were covered in the blog and that had not been covered. This list turned out to of great help for me in looking for specific movies, and that made my searches more focused and purposeful.

It was as a result of this exercise that I was aware of the fact that the blog was reaching 3400th song from the decade of 1960s when the blog was on the verge of reaching 3400 days of its existence. That is how I was able to coincide these two rare and special occurences by posting the 3400th song post of 1960s on 3400th day of the blog.

Now, after this focussed exercise of introducing “debutant” movies in the blog on a regular manner, we have reached a stage when introducing more movies from 1950s and 1960s has become tough. 99 movies of 1960s and 134 movies of 1950s are now left to be covered and these movies are not easy to locate. As for earlier decades, availability of movies from these decades is even more limited. 1238 movies were made in 1940s and this blog now has 761 of them. My guess is that we may end up with a figure just above 800 for this decade before we find ourselves unable to locate any more “new” movies from the decade.

As for the decade of 1930s, 177 movies are represented in the blog. Some 931 movies were made in that decade but more than 700 of these movies along with their songs are lost forever, so in effect majority of songs available from the decade of 1930s are already showcased in the blog.

That leaves the decade of 1970s and also beyond as the decades from where most of our remaining unrepresented movies will have to come. !970s was the last decade of the golden era of HFM. It was the decade when I grew up. This decade saw 1327 movies being released. The blog so far has 769 movies of this decade in the blog.

I have decided to go for a “new” movie as the 4000th movie in the blog. This movie is from 1980s though the song itself was recorded in the decade of 1970s. In other words, it is a golden era song which was released after the golden era of HFM was over.

The movie is “Videsh”(1984). It was produced by Sheetal S Johal and Avatar Bhogal and directed by Avtar Bhogal ABC Films International. The movie had Mahendra Sandhu, Shoma Anand, Diljeet Kaur, Iftikhar, Urmila Bhatt, Sudhir, Surendra Nath, Tom Gormley, Sam, Harmeet Singh, Sukhwant Dhadha, Rajendr Kumar Sharma, Surendra Malhotra and above all Prem Kishan. 🙂 and Premnath, with friendly appearances by Satyen Kappu, Chaand Usmani, guest appearance by Paintal. Avatar Bhogal, Seetal S Johal.

The movie had five songs in it. This song is the first song from the movie to appear in the blog ofcourse. The song is a picturised as a get together song cum marriage reception song. The song is sung by Rafi and Pankaj Mitra. Sapan Jagmohan composed the music. This movie had two lyricists (Kulwant Jani and Prem Jallandhari)but the disribution of songs among them is not known.

The song is lip synced by Prem Kishan (in Rafi’s voice) and Mahendra Sandhu (in disguise- I hope I have identified him correctly) in Pankaj Mitra’s voice.

He looks like an ugly version of Rishi Kapoor- that is what a comment in YT says. The commentator may not be aware that this resemblance in not a coincidence. This actor and Rishi Kapoor are sons of siblings. Rishi Kapoor is the son of Krishna Kapoor where as Prem Kishan is the son of Premnath (brother of Krishna Kapoor). So Prem Kishan and Rishi Kapoor are cousins. And that is where this resemlance comes from. Prem Kishan may not have become as successful as his cousin, but let us not forget that he too had his moments in Hindi movies. He was the hero of the blockbuster Rajshree Productions movie “Dulhan Wahi Jo Piya Man Bhaaye”(1977) and the famous song, Khushiyaan hi khushiyaan hon daaman mein jiske was picturised on him.

So, here is this forgotten gem of a song from 1980s. With this song, “Videsh”(1984) makes its debut in the blog and becomes the 4000th movie to get introduced in the blog. The song also has a slower, sad version, whose lyrics are not different from the longer happy version. Both versions are included below.

Today is 3716th day for the blog. 4000 movies in 3716 days means that we on an average introduce one “new” movie to the blog daily. Quite a decent rate, I would think.

PS-The Punjabi words sung by Pankaj Mitra and noted by me may not be accurate. So I request our Punjabi knowing regulars to suggest corrections in the lyrics as applicable.

Video (Happy Version)

Audio (Sad Version)

Song-Meri aankhon mein ik sapna hai (Videsh)(1984) Singer-Rafi, Pankaj Mitra, MD-Sapan Jagmohan

Lyrics

meri aankhon mein ik sapna hai
meri aankhon mein ik sapna hai
meri aankhon mein ik sapna hai
khushnaseeb hain wo log
jinka koi apna hai
meri aankhon mein ik sapna hai
meri aankhon mein ik sapna hai

pyaar ki aisi mehfil mein
pyaar ki aisi mehfil mein
humko apnon ki yaadein aati hain
poochho pardes waalon se
des ki baatein kya sataati hain
nazron mein aapnon ka
har chehra rehta hai
meri aankhon mein ik sapna hai
meri aankhon mein ik sapna hai
khush naseeb hain wo log
jinka koi apna hai
meri aankhon mein ik sapna hai
meri aankhon mein ik sapna hai

ho o o
o
o
doli chadh’deyaan maariyaan heer chikhaan
haaye ae ae
mainu lai chale baabla
lai chale ae ae ae. . . ve. . .
mainu rakh le baabla
heer aakhe
haaye ae ae ae
doli kathh kahaar ne
lai chale ve ae

dil ko mere yaqeen hai ye ae
dil ko mere yaqeen hai ye
hum bhi apnon se milne jaayenge ae
unki baatein sunenge hum
milke baithenge khushiyaan manaayenge
aayegi wo ghadi
dil mera kehta hai
meri aankhon mein ik sapna hai
meri aankhon mein ik sapna hai
khush naseeb hain wo log
jinka koi apna hai
meri aankhon mein ik sapna hai
meri aankhon mein ik sapna hai
lallalalala
lallalalala
lallalalala
lallalalala
lallalalala
lallalalala


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Blog Day : 3682 Post No. : 14579

“Caravan”(1944) was directed by Aspi for Ranjit Movietone, Bombay. This movie had it had Arun, Kamla Chatterji, Rani, Premlata, Keshari etc in it.

“Caravan”(1944) had fifteen songs in it. Six songs from the movie have been discussed in the past.

Here is the seventh song from “Caravan”(1944) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Amirbai Karnataki. Swami Ramanand is the lyricist. Music is composed by Bulo C Rani.

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

with this song, the blog now has 200 songs from movies released in 1944. The blog now has 200 or more songs for every year between 1943 till 1975.


Song-Bijli giraane waale bijli tu phir gira de (Caravan)(1944) Singer-Amirbai Karnataki, Lyrics-Swami Ramanand, MD-Bulo C Rani

Lyrics

Bijli giraane
waale
bijli tu phir gira de
dil jal gaya hai
mera
ab jaan bhi
jala de

Bijli giraane waale
bijli giraane waale
bijli tu phir gira de
bijli tu phir gira de
dil jal gaya hai mera
ab jaan bhi jala de
dil jal gaya hai mera
ab jaan bhi jala de

jalne ki aarzoo mein
armaan jal rahe hain aen
jalne ki aarzoo mein
armaan jal rahe hain
inko jala ke inke
inko jala ke inke
dil ki lagi bujha de
dil ki lagi bujha de
dil jal gaya hai mera
ab jaan bhi jala de
dil jal gaya hai mera
ab jaan bhi jala de

maani hai maine teri
meri bhi maan le tu u
maani hai maine teri
meri bhi maan le tu
uthhi main tere dar se
duniya se tu uthhaa le ae


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Blog Day : 3672 Post No. : 14555

Bappi Lahiri is a music director whose name is to this date associated with “Disco” music. He is also regarded as one who hastened the end of the golden era of HFM.

It may sound ironic that when one has to discusses Bappi Lahiri’s better compositions in HFM, one discusses his non disco songs, many of them from his pre disco phase. Even the great compositions of Bappi Lahiri during his “disco” phase were non disco songs. It was not “Disco Dancer” (1982) songs, but non disco songs from “Namak Halal”(1982), “Sharaabi”(1984) and “Aitbaar”(1985) that are fondly remembered to this day.

Why is it so ? It is easy enough to explain. Look at the singers of the non disco movies. Look at the lyrics of the non disco movie songs vis a vis the Disco movie songs. And also look at the actors who featured in the songs. Chalk in disco, cheese in non disco songs.

In this blog we mostly cover music of HFM era. Bappi Lahiri began his career when HFM era was still on and he created some memotable songs in his earlier movies. “Zakhmee”(1975) caught the imagination of the music lovers. I for a considerable period thought that R D Burman was the composer for this movie !

“Chalte Chalte”(1976) title song has become an iconic farewell song and it is sung in all get togethers in India till today that are held to bid farewell to people.

Songs of “Toote Khilaune”(1978) and “Shiksha”(1979) unfortunately did not become popular but what great songs they were. I feel that the failure of his great songs early in his career may have turned Bappi Lahiri into a cynic and he may have told himself-“to hell with classy music that does not sell.” His “disco” music indeed began selling like hot pakodas.

I intend to cover all available songs of music directors who were active during the golden era of HFM. Bappi Lahiri is a music director who only partially belongs to the golden era, so all his songs will not be covered in the blog. While I will cover all his songs created till 1980s, I will cover only those post 1980 songs of Bappi Lahiri that I feel belong here. There are indeed some such post 1980 songs, viz “Namakhalaal”(1982), “Sharaabi”(1984) etc that I have discussed earlier.

Bappi Lahiri is now on 99 songs in the blog. I had originally intended to cover one of his remaining worthy songs from post 1980 era, but now I feel that I should post one “rare” song on this occasion as we often do in the blog. This “rare” song is from a “rare” movie. This movie is “Ahsaas”(1979) which was a quickie movie made by G P Sippy in between his “mega” projects that he was known for. The movie, which was directed by S K Suri for Sippy Films, Bombay had a cast of largely unknown newcomers. Deena and Parwez were the lead pair. Others in the cast were Rakesh Bedi, Kiran Vairaale, Sahil, Reeta Raani Kaul, Chaand Usmani, Leela Mishra, Sundar, Mohan Sherry, Asha Potdar, Arun Desai, Deepak Raj, Sanjay Kaushik, Ashok Junior, K S Deshpande, Deenanath etc. Realising that the movie would fail to attract audiences unless it had a few big names, the movie makers had roped in names like Shammi Kapoor, Shashi Kapoor, Simmy, Bindu, Simple Kapadia and Amjad Khan. Amitabh Bachchan and Bindiya Goswami were also there in special roles. HFGK does not mention mention their names, but their faces were plastered prominently in the publicity posters of this movie.

Amitabh Bachchan and Bindiya Goswami figure in one party song in “Ahsaas”(1979). This song has been forgotten by most music lovers. I have chosen this song to serve as the 100th song of Bappi Lahiri in the blog. This song is sung by Lata and chorus. Bindiya Goswami lip syncs in Lata’s voice,Amitabh Bachchan, who towers over every other participant in the picturisation dances in the song with a girl nearly one and a half foot shorter than him.

This forgotten sung is sung nicely by Lata. Indeewar is the lyricist. His lyrics show how a good lyricist could turn a song meant for a routine situation into a nice hummable song. It is sad that he and Anjaan would later be reduced to pen inane lyrics in future.

Here is this superb “party” song from a forgotten movie, which is the 100th song of Bappi Lahiri in the blog as a music director. With this, Bappi Lahiri becomes the 36th music director and 85th artist overall to notch a century of songs in the blog.


Song-Roothho na Roothho na (Ahsaas)(1979) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Indeewar, MD-Bappi Lahiri
Chorus

Lyrics

Let us give the dancing couple a big hand

Roothho naaa
Roothho naaa
ghadi ghadi yoon tum
chhoti chhoti baaton pe
dil mera todo na
haan
ghadi ghadi yoon tum
chhoti chhoti baaton pe
dil mera todo na
haan
roothho naaa
roothho naaa
ghadi ghadi yoon tum
chhoti chhoti baaton pe
dil mera todo na
haan
ghadi ghadi yoon tum
chhoti chhoti baaton pe
dil mera todo na

kukkuk kukukkuk kuk
kukkuk kukukkuk kuk
kukkuk kukukkuk kuk
kukkuk kukukkuk kuk

laa laa laa
laa laa laa
laa laa laa
laa laa laa

armaan to hain laakhon magar
waqt hai kam
jo pal miley pyaar mein
usey guzaaro sanam
armaan to hain laakhon magar
waqt hai kam
jo pal miley pyaar mein
usey guzaaro sanam
aisa na sitam karo
pyaar ko na kam karo
gussa chhodo na
ho
aisa na sitam karo
pyaar ko na kam karo
gussa chhodo na
hu
roothho naaa
roothho naaa
ghadi ghadi yoon tum
chhoti chhoti baaton pe
dil mera todo na
haan
ghadi ghadi yoon tum
chhoti chhoti baaton pe
dil mera todo na
hu

naacho zara
haathhon mein tum haath liye
masti mein tum jhoomo
mujhe saath liye
naacho zara
haathhon mein tum haath liye
masti mein tum jhoomo
mujhe saath liye
rahna hai sang
main to rangoon ek rang mein
mukhda modo na
hu
rahna hai sang
main to rangoon ek rang mein
mukhda modo na
ho
roothho naaa
roothho naaa
ghadi ghadi yoon tum
chhoti chhoti baaton pe
dil mera todo na
haan
ghadi ghadi yoon tum
chhoti chhoti baaton pe
dil mera todo na
ho

kukkuk kukukkuk kuk
kukkuk kukukkuk kuk
kukkuk kukukkuk kuk
kukkuk kukukkuk kuk

laa laa laa
laa laa laa
laa laa laa
laa laa laa
laa laa laa
laa laa laa
laa laa laa
laa laa laa

lallalalla
lallalallala
lallalalla
lallalallala
lallalallala
ho
lallalalla
lallalallala
laalaalaalaalaa


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Blog Day : 3670 Post No. : 14548

“Ban Phool”(1945) was directed by Dhiren Lahiri for P R productions, Calcutta. The movie had Kanan Devi, Krishnkant, Debi Mukherji, Ahin Chaudhary, Roy Mohan, Shyam Laha, Dev Bala, Bijli, Hiralal etc in it.

This movie had nine songs in it. Three songs have een covered in the past.

Here is the fourth song from “Ban Phool”(1945) to appear in the blog.

This song is sung by Kanan Devi. Pt Madhur is the lyricist. Music is composed by Dhiren Mittar.

I have not been able to note down the lyrics to my entire satisfaction. I request our readers with keener ears to blanks/ help fill in the corrections wherever applicable.

With this song, 200 HFM songs from movies released in 1945 have been covered in the blog.


Song-Kali tu hi bata de hawa tu hi bata de(Ban Phool)(1945) Singer-Kanan Devi, Lyrics-Pt Madhur, MD-Dhiren Mittar

Lyrics

kali tu hi bata de
hawa tu hi bata de
chaman mein kaun aaya
kaun gaya aa aa
kali tu hi bata de
hawa tu hi bata de
kaise pyaar ho gaya
kaisi bahaar de gaya aa
kaise pyaar ho gaya
kaise pyaar ho gaya
kaisi bahaar de gaya aa
kali tu hi bata de
hawa tu hi bata de

aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa

hai pal mein badal gayi duniya
hain badal gayi pichhli kaliyan
aur naach uthhi jeewan ghadiyaan
ab chamak rahi mann phuljhadiyaan

mann phool raha
mann phool raha
mann pyaasa raha
mann doob gaya
mann phool raha
mann phool raha
mann pyaasa raha
mann doob gaya

paayal ki ab sun kar dum
tan man naache chham chham chham
duniya kehti tham tham tham
iqraar kiya to laaj hansi
inkaar kiya to pyaar hansa
iqraar kiya to laaj hansi
inkaar kiya to pyaar hansa


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Blog Day : 3655 Post No. : 14515

Regulars of this blog know that we in this blog have had a few events that were eagerly anticipated and looked forward to. The event of the blog clocking 10000th is still fresh in everyone’s mind.

10000 is a round figure but we subsequently managed to create anticipation for some unusual numbered posts as well- what we called honky tonk numbers. Post number 11111 in the blog was a very special number. People began to make guesses about the song that was likely to become song post number 11111 in the blog. There were tell tale signals and clues that regulars could work on. By the time the target approached closer, regulars, after some false leads began to close in on the correct song. By the time the event arrived, people had already guessed (correctly) about the song that was going to be song post number 11111 in the blog.

That song was a very special song. It had the voices of four major singers of HFM, namely Rafi, Kishore Kumar, Mukesh and Lata. And that song was the only occasion when these four singers had come together to sing a movie song.

How did our regulars guess that this song was going to be song number 11111 ? They noticed that the number of songs by these singers in the blog were approaching their 90s. By the time the blog reached song number 11104, all the four singers were on their respective nervous 99s. So once people realised this fact so they began to look for songs that contained all the four voices . And soon enough they zeroed in on the song of “Amar Akbar Anthony”(1977) namely Hamko tumse ho gaya hai pyaar kya karen (Amar Akbar Anthony) .

That was in 2015. A similar exercise has been undertaken in 2018 as well, but this time secrecy has been maintained so well that no regulars have apparently got any wind of it. Four major singers are once again approaching their respective 99s but no regulars seem to have noticed it. 🙂

Even if they somehow noticed it, and guess that a song containing all these four voices was to be covered, would they have guessed the song this time ? Difficult to say.

While on my mission of YIPPying movies on the blog, I had posted the seventh song (out of eight) of “Pyaar Kiye Ja”(1966) in december 2017. Then I decided against posting the final song and YIPPYing the movie, even though the song was readily available. Reason ? I discovered that this song was a SPECIAL song. It was sung by four major HFM singers, viz. Lata, Kishore Kumar, Manna Dey and Asha Bhonsle. So, it occured to me that I should try something along the lines of the “Amar Akbar Anthony”(1977) song. But it was easier said than done. All these four artists were far far away from their respective centuries. Moreover, posting of songs in the blog nowadays is not as prolific as it used to be during 2011 to 2014. So I decided to be patient. So it is after patiently posting relevant songs that all the four singers finally reached their 99s.

My plan was to coincide the posting of this song with the date of 19 july 2018 when the blog would have turned TEN years old. But I was unable to stick to this target for various reasons.

Now, two days later, things have fallen in place. All the four singers are in their respective 99s.

So here is this special song from “Pyaar Kiye Jaa”(1966). The movie had eight songs in it. Details of the seven songs that were covered in the past is as follows:-

Song Title Post Date
 Dil hamne de diyaa  30 July 2009
 O meri mainaa tu maan le meraa kahnaa  5 Sept 2009
 Phool ban jaaungaa shart ye hai magar  9 Jan 2012
 Kisne pukaara mujhe main aa gayee  5 may 2012
 Din jawaani ke chaar yaar  1 apr 2015
Kehne ki nahin baat magar ab zor se kehna hai 24 Dec 2016
Gore haathhon par na zulm karo 6 Dec 2017

With this song, the song tally of the singers of this song stands as following:-

Singer Number of songs in the blog
 Lata  3400
 Asha Bhonsle  2500
 Kishore Kumar  1100
 Manna Dey  500

The movie “Pyaar Kiye Jaa”(1966) was produced and directed by C V Sridhar. The movie, a romantic comedy was a remake of his own Tamil comedy movie “Kadhalikka Neramillai”(1964). “Pyaar Kiye Jaa”(1966) had Shashi Kapoor, Rajshree (south), Kishore Kumar, Kalpana, Mehmood, Om Prakash, Mumtaz, Chaman Puri etc in it. Mehmood and Om Prakash, playing son and father, were both nominated for the Filmfare award for the best comedian of the year and it was Mehmood who finally got the award.

“Pyaar Kiye Jaa”(1966) was a moderate hit in its time, unlike the original Tamil version. Nevertheless the maker went on to remake this movie in Telugu and Kannada as well. With time, “Pyaar Kiye Jaa”(1966) has made its mark as among the better comedy movies made in Hindi.

The song, which has four by now legendary singers lending their voices iin it is picturised on Shashi Kapoor (lip syncing in Manna Dey’s voice), Rajshree (south)-singing in Lata’s voice, Kishore Kumar (singing for himself) and Kalpana (singing in Asha Bhonsle’s voice). I find it difficult to differentiate between the two ladies, that is how similar they look to my eyes which are untrained to identify HF actresses of yore. 🙂

The song is penned by Rajinder Krishan, the favourite lyricist of South Indian film makers remaking their movie into Hindi. Music is composed by Laxmikant Pyarelal.

Is this song the only occasion when these four singers came together in a HF song ? I have no idea. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on this matter. In any case, this song sees all these four legendary singers complete their individual centuries in the blog in one fell swoop, as they used to say in old American novels. 🙂

It may look that easy, but of course it was not so. Careful and patient planning for nearly seven months was involved. As the singers count inched towards their centuries, I realised that Asha Bhonsle could reach her century upsetting the plas if we were not careful. So I reminded Sudhir Ji not to post any more Asha Bhonsle songs till I was done with this song. 🙂

Finally this song gets covered in the blog. With this the movie gets YIPPEED. I do not think we have seen so much elaborate planning to cover just one song. The last such occasion was ofcourse the song post number 11111 in the blog viz the song Hamko tumse ho gaya hai pyaar kya karen (Amar Akbar Anthony) .


Song-Sun le pyaar ki dushman duniya (Pyaar Kiye Jaa)(1966) Singers-Manna Dey, Lata, Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal

sun le
sun le
sun le
sun le

sun le
pyaar ki dushman duniya
dilvalo kay afsaane
chal pade jo dhun mein
to phir kab rukte hain deewaane
sun le ae ae
sun le pyaar ki dushman duniya
dilwaalon ke afsaane
chal pade to dhun mein
to phir kab rukte hain dewaane
sun le ae ae

aa ha ha
aa aa aa
lalalalalalala
lalalaalala

keh rahee hai jhoom ke ye bahaar
kar bhee le pyaar deewaana waar
dil mein kisi ko basaa le
duniya se kya darna
keh rahi hai jhoom ke ye bahaar
kar bhi le pyaar dewaanawaar
dil mein kisi ko basaa le
duniya se kya darna
sun le ae ae
sun le pyaar ki dushman duniya
dilwaalon ke afsaane
chal pade jo dhun mein
to phir kab rukte hain dewaane
sun le ae ae

aa aa haa haa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa haa
aa aa aa
hmm hmm
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
tara rum pum
lalalala
tararum pum
lalalalala
tarararumpum
aa aa aa

main to hoon raahi teri manzil ka
ah ha
aaya hoon pyaar ke sahaare
mud ke na peechhe kabhi dekhoonga aan
kitna bhee duniya pukaare
oh devaane
oh tu kya jaane
dil to tujhe de diya hai
duniya ko thukra ke
sun le ae ae
sun le pyaar ki dushman duniya
dilwaalon kay afsane
chal pade jo dhun mein
to phir kab rukte hain dewaane
sun le ae ae

bheega hua sa ye samaa
har shay haseen
har shay jawaan
duniya pe chha jaayen hum tum
duniya hamaari hai
bheega hua sa ye samaa
har shay haseen
har shay jawaan
duniya pe chha jaayen hum tum
duniya hamaari hai
sun le
sun le
sun le
sun le
sun le
pyaar ki dushman duniya
dilwaalon ke afsaane
chal pade jo dhun mein
to phir kab rukte hain deewaane
sunle
sunle pyaar ki dushman duniya
dilwaalon ke afsaane
chal pade jo dhun mein
to phir kab rukte hain dewaane
sun le


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Blog Day : 3651 Post No. : 14500

With well over fourteen thousand plus songs and counting, blog century post is a keenly looked forward to occasion for the blog. It signifies the achievement of yet another century for the blog.

With this song, we achieve one more century for the blog, namely century number 145. In other words, this post is song post number 14500 for the blog.

Under normal circumstances, a century landmark is often the main show in the blog, but this time it finds itself relegated to the status of a sideshow. The blog is completing ten years of its existence in a couple of days from now, and we are all concentrating on that mega event. It is like a grand wedding coming up in a family that everyone is concentrating on and they miss the fact that a kid in the family had just won a seat in a prestigious college. On another day, it would be a grand occasion, but it gets ignored on a occasion like this.

Well, a century is a century, as our respected Sunil Gavaskar never fails to remind us. 🙂 And that is indeed the case. No century comes easy in this blog. This century has been toughgoing. This time duration of 41 days for this century had as many as four dot days including two dot days in a row, which is quite unusual for the blog. A late surge for the last few days, driven by entusiasm for the forthcoming 10th anniversary date sees us clocking a good number of posts (26) in the last six days. It looks like lightening pace by present days standard of the blog, but believe me, it would have regarded as ultra slow in olden days of yore (2011-12) when we averaged 6 to 7 songs in a day and some less enthusiastic music lovers would request us to go slow on our postings. 🙂

Coming to the song, this song, like most blog century songs, richly deserves this honour. This song is a qawwaali. Those music lover who are fans of qawwaali would know what a good qawwaali means. It means a song lasting more than seven or eight minutes and still music lovers not realising how this time flies away. Typical HFM qawwaalis has nok-jhonk between the two genders, where the lead singer of each genders has chorus to lend support to them. The lyrics of these qawwaalis are , to my mind the real stars of this genre of song. The words, word plays, the taunts, the jokes that form part of the qawwaali are hard hitting as well as amusing.

The qawwaali under discussion is from “Jungle Princess”(1958). It is an obscure song from an obscure movie. This movie was directed by A R Zameendaar for Navshakti Films, Bombay. This costume drama (veshbhoosha pradhan film) had Kamran, Shanta Kumari (Neeru), Baburao, Indira, Habeeb, Leela Gupte, Janibabu Qawwaal, Shakila Bano, Fazal, Neelofar, Amina, Sheikh, Funny Walker etc in it.

The movie had five songs in it. Full details are known only for one song, viz for the song under discussion. Singers of other songs are not known though it is mentioned in HFGK that Mubarak Begam and Jaani Babu qawwaal were the singers in the movie.

Here is this qawwaali for “Jungle Princess”(1958). It is sung by Mubarak Begam and Jaani Babu qawwaal, assisted by female and male chorus. The great lyrics are by Aziz Ghaazi. Music is composed by the duo of Bipin Mehboob.

The song is a forgotten gem. One expects a qawwaali to contain only heavey duty Persian/ Urdu stuff but it is a “modern” qawwaali far ahead of its time (1958) and it contains English words in it as well. 🙂

1958! So this qawwaali was created exactly 60 years ago !

Here is this fantastic qawwaali from “Jungle Princess”(1958) as the 14500th song in the blog. Only the audio of the song is available. Video would have been available had the movie done well like say “Al Hilal”(1958) which had also come in the same year and whose iconic qawwaali had become the 5000th song in the blog back in 2011 !

Only the audio is available and let us be thankful for that. My guess is that this song was picturised on Shaikila Babo Bhopali and Jani Babu Qawwaal.

With this song, “Jungle Princess”(1958) makes its debut in the blog.

This song also serves as a tribute to Mubarak Begam whose remembrance day falls tomorrow (18 july 2018). We will pay our tribute to her tomorrow as well with some more of her great songs. For now, here is this 14500th song in the blog. As always, I thank one and all for their continued support for a decade (it will be a decade two days from now). It had been a reat journey. We had achieved 145 centuries in this one decade. Let us see what the future has in store for us. Just how many more centuries do we have in store and in how many more years. Let us take it one song at a time like how we have done so far and who knows where we may end up with. It has been a great one decade for me as well as the fellow travellers of this musical bandwagon. Let this musical bandwagon continue to roll on and on !

And now, please listen to this song. If you are like me, you may find yourself listening to this song again and again. And that is what I am doing at this moment as I type out these finishing lines of this article.


Song-Adaayen teer hain andaaz barchhi bhaale hain (Jungle Princess)(1958) Singers-Mubarak Begam, Jaani Baabu Qawwaal, Lyrics-Aziz Ghaazi, MD-Bipin Mehboob
Female chorus
Male chorus
All chorus

Lyrics

adaayen teer hain
andaaz barchchi bhaale hain
sambhal ke aana muqaabil mein
husn waale hain
aji haseen jitne hain
sab apne dekhe bhaale hain

hum ahl e dil bhala kab
inse darne waale hain

adaayen teer hai andaaz barchchi bhaale hain
sambhal ke aana muqabil mein
husn waale hai

adaayen teer hai

jahaan haseen hon inke wahin pe hain dere
wahin pe hain dere
bajaake sitiyaan galiyon mein karte hain phere
ye karte hain phere
gumaan hota hai
gumaan hota hai
kauve udaane waale hain
sambhal ke aana muqabil me
husn waale hain

adaayen teer hain

na karna inpe bharosa
ye hue hain kis ke
na karna

inpe bharosa
ye huye hain kis ke

aji dikhaai ek jhalak
muskura diye khiske

muskura diye khiske
ye dhokhebaaz bhala
ye dhokhebaaz bhala
kiske hone waale hain

hum ahl e dil bhala
kab inse darne wale hain

haseen jitne hain

bataao kis’se ye ulfat ka taraana seekha
ye taraana seekha
kisne ?? jab dil ka lagaana seekha
dil ka lagaana seekha
huzur aise bahut
huzur aise bahut
hamne dekhe bhaale hain
sambhal ke aana muqabil mein
husn waale hain

adaaye teer hain

ye muskura ke bajaate hain dil ka ek taara
ye muskura ke

bajaate hain dil ka ek taara
jo inse pyar kare
uske baj gaye barah

uske baj gaye barah
ye laal pyaar mein
ye laal pyaar mein
jhandi dikhaane waale hain

hum ahl e dil bhala kab
inse darne waale hain

haseen jitne hain

bane hain aashiq e jaanbaaz jeb mein zero
hain jeb mein zero
badha ke baal samajhte hain
ban gaye hero
ye ban gaye hero
inhen bhi dekhiye
inhen bhi dekhiye
ji teer kya nikaale hain
sambhal ke aana muqabil me
husn waale hain

adaayen teer hain

hai rang pakka magar
zidd hai ke pari samjho
hai rang

pakka magar
zidd hai ke pari samjho

pataakha jaan kaho
inko phuljhadi samjho

inko phuljhadi samjho
aji andhere bol rahe
andhere bol rahe hain ki
hum ujaale hain

hum ahl e dil bhala kab
inse darne waale hain

haseen jitne hain sab

bhala hazaaro taraf ??
tera hai kya kehna
tera hai kya kehna
kameez phhaad ke majnu ne suit hai pehna
ye suit hai pehna
club mein seekhne ab
calub mein seekhne ab
dance jaane waale hain
sambhal ke aana muqabil mein
husn waale hain

adaayen teer hain

laga hai munh pe to powder
labon pe hai laali
laga hai

munh pe to powder
labon pe hai laali

zamaana badla hai
Laila nahin rahi kaali

ab nahin rahi kaali
aji kata ke baal ye
kata ke baal ye
england jaane waale hain

hum ahl e dil bhala kab
inse darne waale hain

haseen jitne hain
sab apne dekhe bhaale hain

sambhal ke aana muqabil mein
husn waale hain

hum ahl e dil bhala kab
inse darne waale hain

sambhal ke aana muqabil mein
husn waale hain

hum ahl e dil bhala kab
inse darne waale hain

sambhal ke aana muqabil mein
husn waale hain

adaaye teer hai andaz barchchi bhaale hai
sambhal ke aana muqabil mein husn waale hain


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