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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 : 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 : 3602 Post No. : 14376

“Duniya Gol Hai”(1955) was produced by C Ramchandra and directed by Om Prakash for New Sai Productions, Bombay. This “social” movie had Anita Guha, Karan Dewan, Kuldeep Kaur, Indu Pal, Shyam Lal, Kumud Tripathi, Nisar Khandwi, Som Dutt, Hafiz, Kanwar Kesho, Pal Sharma, Sundar, Om Prakash etc with lots of guest appearances viz.Jairaj, Heeralal, Randheer, Madan Puri, Raj Mehra, Maruti, Johny Walker, Nadira, Shashikala, Shammi, Roopmala, Smriti Biswas, Begam Para etc in it.

The movie had seven songs in it. Four of these songs have been covered in the blog.

Here is the fifth song from “Duniya Gol Hai”(1955). This song is sung by Lata. Rajinder Krishan is the lyricist. Music is composed by C Ramchandra.

Only the audio of this song is available. The voice of Lata was there in every song of the movie (except one song where details of singers are not known). So she may have sung for the leading lady of the movie or for any other ladies in the movie. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this song.

The song can be described as an archtypical Lata-Rajinder Krishan-C Ramchandra magical composition.

With this song, C Ramchandra completes 500 songs as a music composer in the blog.


Song-Jaane waale na ja de ke dard e jigar (Duniya Gol Hai)(1955) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-C Ramchandra

Lyrics

jaane waale
jaane waale
jaane waale na ja de ke dard-e-jigar
jaane waale
jaane waale na ja de ke dard-e-jigar
jaate jaate idhar dekh le ik nazar
jaane waale
jaane waale na ja de ke dard-e-jigar
jaane waale

bekhabar tujhko meri wafa ki kasam
bekhabar tujhko meri wafa ki kasam
rok le
rok le
rok le
apne badhte kadam
rok le rok le
apne badhte kadam
dil mein armaan jaga ke chala hai kidhar
dil mein armaan jaga ke chala hai kidhar
jaane waale
jaane waale na ja de ke dard-e-jigar
jaane waale

meri hasrat bhari iltiza maan le ae ae ae
meri hasrat bhari iltiza maan le
main kahoon na kahoon haal-e-dil jaan le
main kahu na kahoon haal-e-dil jaan le
laut aa
laut aa ye mera dil hai tera hi ghar
laut aa ye mera dil hai tera hi ghar
jaane waale
jaane waale na ja de ke dard-e-jigar
jaane waale
jaane waale na ja de ke dard-e-jigar
jaate jaate idhar dekh le ik nazar
jaane waale


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This song is the 14300th song post in the blog.

Blog Day : 3567 Post No. : 14300

Series of Rafi songs-Rafi with music directors
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(Pal do pal ka saath)-MD composing just one Rafi song
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Part II-Chaand Pardesi
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If one thinks that posting “blog century” songs is quite a straight forward matter then think again. Though we have posted as many as 142 blog century posts, hardly any of them were easy picks. I had to think hard and long before finding songs befitting the occasion.

As the number of centuries mounted, we began to combine those blog centuries with other special occasions, viz. artist century, contributor century, artist anniversaries etc.

The post under discussion marks the 143rd century for the blog. In other words, it is the song post number 14300 for the blog.

I just mentioned that selecting “blog century” songs is not a trivial matter. Let me describe the thought process/ behind the scene activities that took place before I settled on this particular song as the “blog century” song.

First thing first. I had made up my mind that I would author this post. The reason was simple. I realised that our other contributors, including the usual century author Sudhir Jee were hard pressed for time these days. So I decided that I needed to write this post.

Many of our special posts including century posts have tended to appear towards the midnight, which may be prime time for TV but not for the blog. Blog prime time is day time on a weekday, so I made up my plan that this article should appear by morning today (24 april 2018) which happens to be tuesday.

When the day began, the tally of posts stood at 14297, so it meant that three posts needed to be posted, including two posts prior to the century post.

Did I have any song in mind for the “blog century” post ?

Yes, I had. It was a rare song, and quite a remarkable song. I had discovered this song a few months ago and I had noted down its lyrics as well. It was a long song and noting down the lyrics took a good amount of time. I had earmarked this song as a special song, to be covered as a “blog century” post or any such occasion.

This song had another qualification. I had begun my series of Rafi songs called (Pal do pal ka saath)-MD composing just one Rafi song. I had begun this series by aiming to cover those music directors who composed just one song with Rafi. I had decided that these songs would be special occasion songs in the blog. The first (and so far only) song in the series was composed by Arun Raghavan. I had combined this song to mark several special occasions, viz. that song was the 2800th Rafi song in the blog and the movie, which got introduced in the blog with the song was the 3800th movie covered in the blog.

My planned song that I had earmarked also fitted the same bill. It was also the only Rafi song composed by that music director.

With time, I realised that this song could be combined to mark another extremely rare occasion which few regulars may be able to guess. It could become the 500th Rafi-Asha Bhonsle duet in the blog !

So I had silently made sure that the tally of Rafi-Asha Bhonsle duet had gradually inched upto the 499 mark in the blog. 🙂

So, when the time arrived to post the 14300th song article, I had every thing covered. Or that is what I thought.

When I began to search for this song in my hard disk, I was unable to locate it. I had noted down its lyrics spending several hours. I was sure it was there somewhere but where ? I managed to locate the video in my hard disk but not the lyrics.

OK, I will have to note the lyrics again, I thought.

When I began to listen to the song, I received another jolt. This song that I was remembering as a Rafi-Asha Bhonsle duet had another voice in it. So my carefully laid plans got thrown out of the window immediately.

What to do now ? Now I needed to search for songs composed by other composers who worked with Rafi in just one song. This list is fortunately very much there in my excel sheet, and show I immediately began to search for Rafi songs composed by these one Rafi song composers.

The songs that I located were just solo Rafi songs, and they somehow did not sound worthy of being the blog century song. Nevertheless, one such Rafi song, after repeated listening began to grow upon me and I decided that this song was going to be the song for the occasion. So I noted down the lyrics of the song.

On just a whim, I decided to check up another solo Rafi song composer. And guess what ? This song was very much a Rafi-Asha Bhonsle duet !

When I listened to the song, I realised that it was an suitable replacement for the song that I had originally planned and which turned out to have more than two voices.

So, I got a song which was the only occasion when this music director got to utlise Rafi’s voice in his compositions. And this song happens to be the 500th Rafi-Asha Bhonsle duet in the blog.

This song in question is from a forgotten movie called “Ban Maanush”(1979). It was directed by Kamram Khan for O K Films, Bombay. The movie had Dara Singh, Padma Khanna, Kamran, Uma Dhawan, Mohan Choti, Sundar, Ratan Mala, Monal, Rajan Kapoor, Habeeb, Hamid Khan, Sawan, Chaachi, Sabir, Ramjanam singh, Danny Junior (new discovery), Jagdep (special appearance) etc in it.

“Ban Maanush”(1979) had three songs in it. This song under discussion is the first song from the movie to appear in the blog. So “Ban Maanush”(1979) makes its debut with this rare and special song.

The video of this song is very much available. One can see that the song is picturised as a qawwaali song where a gentleman and a lady assisted by their respective teams of chorus sing this song.

Good qawwaali’s in Hindi movies always have great lyrics in them. And this qawwaali is no exception. Farooque Kaiser is done very well in penning the lyrics of this song. Music is composed by Chaand Pardesi.

Qawwaali is one genre of song where picturisation plays as important a role as the lyrics is savouring and enjoying the song. The saying “the song is better heard than seen” does not apply to qawwaalis.

Qawwaalis were normally seen in muslim social movies. In these movies, qaawwaali are one occasion where the two genders are seen interacting with each other in full public view. It is one occasion where the two genders openly use amorous terms and the public (otherwise quite conservative) do not mind. I think this kind of qawwaalis have been invented in Hindi movies and I do not think amir Khusro, the creator of Qawwaali might have imagined that the qawaalis would serve this pupropse, viz helping the two genders (who otherwise remain segregated) to interact with each other and express their feelings with each other.

To help avoid embarrassment that may result if one a male and a female were to sing the song, the lead singers are supported by friends of the same gender to lend moral support by singing in chorus.

Another thing that one notices in these filmy qawwaalis are that the lyrics of this songs are quite liberal and broadminded and not at all conservative and narrow minded. One is readily reminded of the epic qawwaali of “Barsaat Ki Raat”(1960) that covers lots and lots of topics viz. Krishna, Radha, Meera, Buddha, Maseeh etc.

The qawwaali under consideration is a nice “expression of love” genre of qawwaali. I can see that Padma Khanna lip syncs in Asha Bhonsle’s song, but I am unable to identify the gentleman who lip syncs in Rafi’s voice.

This qawwaali is a forgotten gem from my college days which I had never heard before.

In summary, here are the salient features of this song post:-

1. This song is the only Rafi song that music director Chaand Pardesi composed in his career. And what a superb song it is. This article is our way of honouring the one Rafi song music director Chaand Pardesi.

2. This song is the 500th duet song sung by Rafi and Asha Bhonsle. What to say about this feat. These two legends have easily sung the most number of duets songs ever. I have not yet counted the number of duets sung by them, but I have read an estimate this puts this figure to over 800 ! The second most prolific duet singing pair happens to be Rafi-Lata pair. They are a “distant” second with “just” 400 plus duets. 🙂

3. This song is the 14300th song of the blog. The previous blog century was achieved on 23 march 2018. So this century has taken 32 days.

There was a time when we used to clock centuries in 16 days. We may have slowed down, and in the course of this century we even had a dot day, but at least the musical bandwagon is still on the move. And this matters a lot.

We are on the verge of several landmarks in addition to the usual blog century landmarks. Lots of artists are closing in to their century and multiple century marks. Even a regular contributor is stuck on 199 (hint ! hint ! 🙂 ). So there are lots of exciting and interesting events ahead of us.

When one considers this series (pal do pal ka saath), this was only the second episode. There are more music directors with justone Rafi song to their credit. Their time would also come and we will honour them too with similar special write ups.

As for now, I take this opportunity to thank one and all for their continuous support for nearly ten years. That reminds me, we are on the verge of completing ten years in another four months. Here is hoping that this musical bandwagon will continue to roll on and on and in the process we will find ourselves acquainted with lots and lots of great musical gems, and some of them for the first time.

This special song may well be the first time many of our music lovers will get to listen to this song. Here is this wonderful song from the golden era of HFM. Enjoy !


Song-Uthhaaye maine naina to aar paar honge(Ban Maanush)(1979) Singer-Rafi, Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Farooque Kaiser, MD-Chaand Pardesi
Male chorus
Female chorus

Lyrics

aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
rang bhi uda uda hai
kadam bhi ruke ruke
kaise karenge pyaar ye
naina jhuke jhuke

uthaaye maine naina
to aar paar honge
tumhi ek nahin
sab nisaar honge

uthaaye maine naina
to aar paar honge
tumhi ek nahin
sab nisaar honge

uthhaaye maine naina
to aar paar honge
tumhi ek nahin
sab nisar honge

hum jisko dil de den
usi ke yaar honge
tumhaari tarah to hazaar honge
hum jisko dil de den
usi ke yaar honge
tumhaari tarah to hazaar honge

hum jisko dil de den
usi ke yaar honge
tumhaari tarah to hazaar honge
uthhaaye maine naina
to aar paar honge

tumhaari tarah to hazaar honge

ishq waale wafa nahin karte
daawe karte hain khoob badh chadhh kar
jab nibhaane ki baat aati hai
bhool jaate hain pyaar ye dilbar

bhool jaate hain pyar ye dilbar
bhool jaate hain pyar ye dilbar

aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
husn waale daga nahin karte
ye hamaara yakeen hain dilbar
jinke baalon mein phool khilte hain
ho nahin sakte unke dil patthar
ho nahin sakte unke dil patthar
ho nahin sakte unke dil patthar

aa aa aa aa aa
ae mere dard e jigar
itni taareef na kar
naaz itne na uthha
humko sar pe na bithha
humko maaloom hai sab
teri chahat ka sabab
dard ye tune diya
pyaar to humne kiya

pyaar to humne kiya
pyaar to humne kiya

aaj phir tera pyar maanga hai
ik zara sa karar maanga hai
phir wahi intzaar maanga hai
phir tera etbar manga hai
dard ka razdaar maanga hai
dil ka aayina daar manga hain
jinko jannat ka shauk hai maangen aen aen
humne allaah se yaar manga hai
humne allaah se yaar maanga hain
humne allah se yaar maanga hai

sab kuch khuda se maang liya
uthte nahi hain, mere haath is dua ke baad
humne allah se yaar maanga hai
humne allah se yaar maanga hai

aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
duaayen mangne se
chhaanv zulfon ki nahin milti
mohabbat zindagi ki sabse
mushqil aazmaayish hain
tadap hai dard hai aansu hain
ruswaai bhi hai ismein
magar ye aazma lene ke
kaabil aazmaayish hai

ye dil chaahe toote
padenge hum na jhoothhe
tumhare liye bekaraar honge
ye dil chaahe toote
padenge hum na jhhoothhe
tumhaare liye bekarar honge

ye dil chahe toote
padenge hum na jhhoothhe
tumhaare liye bekraar honge
uthhaaye maine naina
to aar paar honge
tumhi ek nahin
sab nisaar honge

uthhaaye maine naina
to aar paar honge
tumhi ek nahin
sab nisaar honge

uthhaaye maine naina
to aar paar honge
tumhi ek nahin
sab nisaar honge

hum jisko dil de den
usi ke yaar honge
tumhi ek nahin
sab nisaar honge


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

Blog Day : 3486 Post No. : 14001

#the Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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# Bhoole-Bisre Geet # 61 # Movies with same titles ‘Haar Jeet’
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Recently our dear Kamath Saab shared the song ‘Mast Pawan Shaakhen Lehraayen’ from the 1940 movie ‘Haar Jeet’. And seeing that post I immediately recalled sharing one song from the film having the same title – ‘Haar Jeet’ and released in 1972. I thought that a song from this ‘Haar Jeet’ (1972) was already posted on the blog. Or maybe it was discussed in some post or mentioned in comments on the blog.

And very co-incidentally few days before the post of Kamath Saab I was browsing the blog for the movies that I was searching in the ‘list-of-songs-by-movies’ but was unable to locate them. At that time I also searched for this movie ‘Haar Jeet’ (1972), but could not locate it.  Simultaneously I succeeded to locate ‘Chaacha Bhateeja’ (1977), which was recently introduced on the blog. The spelling I was searching with was ‘Chacha Bhatijaa’ (like ‘Chacha Chaudhary’ (1953) and ‘Chacha Zindabad’ (1959)). Then I also found the movie ‘Samaapti’ (1949) which I tried to search with wrong 🙂 options like ‘Sampatti’.

When I could not locate the 1972 ‘Haar Jeet’, I tried to search it with different spelling combinations. But could not succeed. So, I concluded that this movie is yet to make a debut on the blog. And if this post, is passed by our Central Board of Post Certification 😉 this movie is going to make a debut on the blog today. This post and the debut of this movie also serves one of my ‘purpose’ of introducing the ‘movies having same title’.

My last post in this endeavor was on 24 Sep 2016 when I shared the song Ye Pyaar Bada Beimaan Hai from the 1951 movie ‘Saudaagar’. After such a long gap, even I have to ask myself – ‘itney din tum kahaan rahe’ 🙂

On our blog we already have ‘Haar Jeet’ from 1940 and also from 1954. Today this ‘third’ ‘Haar Jeet’ of 1972 makes a debut on the blog. This film is directed by CP Dixit for ‘Prithvi Pictures, Bombay’. It was a social movie. In a footnote, HFGK makes a note that this movie was based on the story of K Balachander’s ‘Thamarai Nenjam’. This movie was passed by Censor Board on 10.04.1972. It has Rehana Sultan, Anil Dhawan, Radha Saluja, Mehmood, Madan Puri, Dhoomal, Baby Sarika, Master Alankar, Baby Tabassum, Chintu, Bhola, Jal Khatau, Arun Kumar and Kamini Kaushal in friendly appearance.

The film has four songs as per HFGK Vol- V. All the four songs are written by Anand Bakshi, and music is composed by Laxmikant-Pyarelal. Asha Bhonsle, Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar and Manna Dey have lent their voices to the songs in this movie.

Today’s song is a lovely duet sung by Asha Bhonsle and Kishore Kumar and lip synced on screen by Radha Saluja and Anil Dhawan respectively. Lyrics are by Anand Bakshi, and music is composed by Laxmikant-Pyarelal.

Since I had not watched this movie I could not say much about this movie or its songs. I would request our knowledgeable readers to throw more light on this movie and its songs.

Song – Itney Din Tum Kahaan Rahe (Haar Jeet) (1972) Singer – Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Anand Bakshi, MD – Laxmikant Pyaarelal
Kishore Kumar + Asha Bhosle

Lyrics

dil bechain rahaa tum bin
raatein guzaari maine taare gin gin
dil bechain rahaa tum bin
raatein guzaari maine taare gin gin
itney din
itney din
itney din..nn
tum kahaan rahe

dil bechain rahaa tum bin
raatein guzaari maine taare gin gin
itney din
itney din
itney din..nn
tum kahaan rahe
bolo itney din..nn tum kahaan rahe  

mujhko tumse hai ye gila
na tum miley na chain mila
mujhko tumse hai ye gila
na tum miley na chain mila
main na mili
kuchh kaam raha
lab pe tumhara naam raha
sach hai bahaana ye lekin
haan
itney din..nn tum kahaan rahe
bolo itney din..nn tum kahaan rahe

kya tum bhi majboor rahe
isliye mujhse door rahe
kya tum bhi majboor rahe
isliye mujhse door rahe
aa
kal parson barsaat huyi
isliye na mulaqaat huyi
jaan udaas rahi tum bin
itney din..nn tum kahaan rahe
haan itney din..nn tum kahaan rahe

chhodo shiqve pyaar karo
baithon aankhen chaar karo
chhodo shikave pyaar karo
baithon aankhe chaar karo
aaj bhi waqt na kho jaaye
bhool koi na ho jaaye
main nadaan hoon tum kamsin
haa
itney din..nn tum kahaan rahe
bolo itney din.. 
aa aa aa
tum kahaan rahe

dil bechain rahaa tum bin
aa aa
raatein guzaari maine taare gin gin
oo oo
itney din
itney din
itney din..nn tum kahaan rahe
bolo
itney din tum kahaan rahe
tum kahaan rahe
tum kahaan rahe
tum kahaan rahe
tum kahaan rahe
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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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दिल बेचैन रहा तुम बिन
रातें गुजारी मैंने तारे गिन गिन
दिल बेचैन रहा तुम बिन
रातें गुजारी मैंने तारे गिन गिन
इतने दिन
इतने दिन
इतने दिन॰॰॰
तुम कहाँ रहे

दिल बेचैन रहा तुम बिन
रातें गुजारी मैंने तारे गिन गिन
इतने दिन
इतने दिन
इतने दिन॰॰॰
तुम कहाँ रहे
बोलो इतने दिन
तुम कहाँ रहे

मुझको तुमसे है ये गिला
न तुम मिले न चैन मिला
मुझको तुमसे है ये गिला
न तुम मिले न चैन मिला
मैं ना मिली
कुछ काम रहा
लब पे तुम्हारा नाम रहा
सच है बहाना ये लेकिन
हाँ
इतने दिन॰॰॰ तुम कहाँ रहे
बोलो इतने दिन॰॰॰ तुम कहाँ रहे

क्या तुम भी मजबूर रहे
इसलिए मुझसे दूर रहे
क्या तुम भी मजबूर रहे
इसलिए मुझसे दूर रहे

कल परसों बरसात हुयी
इसलिए ना मुलाक़ात हुयी
जान उदास रही तुम बिन
इतनी दिन॰॰॰ तुम कहाँ रहे
हाँ इतने दिन॰॰॰ तुम कहाँ रहे

छोडो शिकवे प्यार करो
बैठों आँखे चार करो
छोडो शिकवे प्यार करो
बैठों आँखे चार करो
आज भी वक़्त न खो जाए
भूल कोई न हो जाए
मैं नादान हूँ तुम कमसिन
हा इतने दिन॰॰॰ तुम कहाँ रहे
बोलो इतने दिन॰॰॰
आ आ आ
तुम कहाँ रहे

दिल बेचैन रहा तुम बिन
आ आ आ
रातें गुजारी मैंने तारे गिन गिन
ओ ओ ओ 
इतने दिन
इतने दिन
इतने दिन॰॰॰
तुम कहाँ रहे
बोलो इतने दिन॰॰॰
तुम कहाँ रहे
तुम कहाँ रहे
तुम कहाँ रहे
तुम कहाँ रहे



This article is written by Satyajit Rajurkar, 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 is the 3300th song by Lata Mangeshkar as a playback singer in the blog.

Blog Day : 3482 Post No. : 13987

Having overcome the guilt of not contributing any song posts to one of my favourite blogs, I now feel mentally at ease.

My younger son got married recently. All our energy and resources were directed towards making this event a great success. We were very lucky that everything went as planned and now both my boys are happily married and have moved into their own sweet homes. Me and my wife now have the task of downsizing our 5 bedroom house to a more manageable 2 or 3 bedroom house. This process will be completed within the next 3 to 6 months.

Also, on the day of the said marriage, after finishing all the major events, I unfortunately, snapped the Achilles’ tendon in my right leg. I had to be rushed to the hospital and had my leg put in a a fiberplast cast. I have been told to use crutches and/or a wheel chair so as not to put any pressure on the leg. Thus, I am not at home for the next six weeks and have ample time to present some interestingly rare songs on this blog.

Now, as I sit down to write today’s post, I fondly recall this gem of a song, which used to feature in one of my audio cassettes titled R D Burman with Lata Mangeshkar. If you are hearing this song for the first time, I would suggest that you listen to it at least two or three times. This song grows on you.

Well that’s an interesting expression. How or why does a particular song grow on you ?

For me, I think it has to do with either it’s rarity, complexity or uniquity (is that a word?).

If there’s a lot going on in a song, it can take a number of listens to pick up on the big picture, as you may be focusing on one thing in particular. It takes time to build that picture up. Sometimes I listen to a song I have listened to a lot and still pick up on things I had never noticed before. If a song has a unique nature to it, it can take me time to adjust to it.

Today’s song is from an obscure movie, Savera from 1972, which makes its debut on this blog. It is the second song from the movie to appear in the blog. I distinctly remember having seen this movie but I hardly remember the story line. I just remember that Rehana Sultan is Saroj who loves Jatin (Kiran Kumar) but, unwillingly, under family pressure, goes on to marry Amar (Anil Dhawan). However, while being married, she is pregnant with Jatin’s child, which she is unaware of. I only remember this much and even this may be 100% wrong. However, we are here to appreciate this beautiful song.

Tons and tons of material has been written about our favourite Pancham Da aka Rahul Dev Burman. My saying anything further will be like showing a lamp to the sun, a cliché used widely in Hindi. The song, sung by Lata Mangeshkar and penned by Majrooh Sultanpuri.

Ed note: This rare song, a song that grows on you with repeated listening, is the 3300th song by Lata Mangeshkar as a playback singer in the blog.


Song-Main to deewaani tere liye o re piya(Sawera)(1972) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD-R D Burman

Lyrics

Hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm
Laa la laa la
Laa la laa la
Hmm Hmm Hmm Hmm

Tujhpe Luta Di Ye Zindgaani Re
Main To Deewaani
Hmm Hmm Hmm Hmm
Laa La Laa La aa

Tera Pyaar Le ke
Dooloon Nazaaron Mein
Udta Hai Panchhi
Jaise Bahaaron Mein
Yeh Mere Tan Se
Kisi Ki Mehak Aaye
Poochhe Pawan Se
Kaliyaan Ishaaron Mein
Unko Khabar Kya Mujh pe
Kaisi Jawaani Re
Main To Deewaani
Tere Liye
O Re Piya
Main To Deewaani
Tujhpe Luta Di
Ye Zindgaani Re
Main To Deewaani

Apne Piya Ke
Dil Mein Utar Ke Main
Soyi Sanwar Ke
Jaagi Nikhar Ke Main
Mohe Mila Jo
Rang Sajan Se
Chhalki phiroongi
Wohi Rang Bhar Ke Main
Laagoon Abhi Se Balma
Kaisi Suhaani Re
main to deewaani
Tere Liye
O Re Piya
Main To Deewaani
Tujhpe Luta Di
Ye Zindagaani Re
Main To Deewaani

Kya Jaanoon Sajna
Sansaar Ki Baatein
Maine To Seekhi Hain
Do Pyaar Ki Baatein
Hai Mera Mandir
Teri Nigaahon Mein
Aur Meri Pooja
Tujhse Mulaakaatein
Tujhpe Khatam Hai Saiyaan
Meri Kahaani Re
Main To Deewaani
Tere Liye
O Re Piya
Main To Deewaani
Tere Liye
O Re Piya
Main To Deewaani
Tujhpe Luta Di
Ye Zindgaani Re
Main To Deewaani
Tere Liye
O Re Piya
Main To Deewaani


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This is the 900th song of Anand Bakshi as a lyricist in the blog.

Blog Day : 3476 Post No. : 13965

When one looks at it, R D Burman, Rajesh Khanna, and Kishore Kumar rose to the top, taking the film world by storm almost simultaneously. In many of these movies, the three in fact worked together as well.

But their careers diverged as far as staying at the top was concerned. While Kishore Kumar remained at the top throughout his life, Rajesh Khanna’s superstardom deserted him by the mid 1970s. R D Burman continued to rule throughout 1970s, before he found himself upstaged, not by better music, but by music of the nature that testified to the fact that the saying “if you cannot dazzle them by brilliance, baffle them by bulshitting” applied to HFM after 1980s. R D Burman could not cope with that kind of music that began the vogue after 11980s and he slowly began to lose ground and assignmet, before finding a late second wind with “1942 a Love Story”(1994) which came a bit too late for him as he has already expired by the time music of this movie began to make waves.

One can notice that while Rajesh Khanna saw a meteoric rise and then fall, R D Burman maintained his brilliance for much longer. If fact, the music that R D Burman created in the second half of 1970s was arguably better that those composed in the first half of 1970s. While majority of R D Burman compositions in first half are inspired by Western music, the second half finds him using more and more Indian kind of music.

“Mehbooba”(1976) is a case in point. The songs of this movie present some very fine examples of semi classical songs. This movie finds R D Burman composing songs based on Raag Bihag, Raag Darbari Kaanda as well as Raag Shivranjani. One of these songs, viz

“Mehbooba”(1976) was produced by Musheer-Riaz andit was directed by Shakti Samanta. The movie had Rajesh Khanna, Hema Malini, Yogita Bali, Manmohan Krishan, Nazir Hussain, Sujit Kumar, Asrani, Asha Sachdev, Prem Chopra, Meena.T., Harindranath Chattopadhyaya, Chandrashekhar, Leela Mishra, Madan Puri, Master Alankar, Birbal, UmaDutt, Raj Rani, Abhimanyu Sharma, Ram Murti Chaturvedi etc in it.

The movie had eight songs in it. seven of these songs have been covered in the blog in the past. Here are the details of these seven songs posted in the blog:

Parbat ke peeche chambe da gaaon 410 19-Dec-08
Gori tori paijaniya 411 20-Dec-08
Mere naina saawan bhaadon phir bhi mera man pyaasa Multiple version song 480 1-Jan-09
Main tawaayaf hoon mujra karoongi 10692 13-Jan-15
Haseenon mere paas aao 11710 30-Dec-15
Jamuna kinaare aaja chhaliya pukaare aaja 13948 20-Jan-18

That leaves us with the eighth and final song from “Mehbooba”(1976). This song is sung by Lata. Anand Bakshi is the lyricist and music is of course composed by R D Burman. It is an extremely sweet and melodious folk music based song which is picturised as a “panghat” song on Hema Malini and sahelis, while Rajesh Khanna looks on from a distance. He acts and grabs Hema Malini’s kalaai only after the song gets over. Good to see him not interrupting the song midway. Our heroes and also villians certainly have taste for HFM music. 🙂

With this song, “Mehbooba”(1976) joins the list of movies that have all their songs covered in the blog.

And unnoticeably, R D Burman touches 900 songs as a lyricist in the blog with this spng.


Chalo ree chalo ree(Mehbooba)(1976) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-R D Burman
Chorus

Lyrics

chalo ri
chalo ri
chalo ri
chalo ri
chalo ri
chalo ri
chalo ri
chalo ri

ho o o
chalo ri
chalo ri
chalo ri
chalo ri
kisi pyaase pardesi ke aane se pahle
panghat se ghar ko chalo ri
chalo ri
chalo ri

chalo ri
chalo ri
kisi pyaase pardesi ke aane se pahle
panghat se ghar ko chalo ri

hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm

chameli ke prem ki kahaani
sunaata hai nadiya ka paani
naina uljha ke kahin raani
ban gayi kisi ki deewaani
ho kam ho gayi
gaanv tere chhichhori
rurururururru
haayhaayhaayhaay
hoyhoyhoyhoyhoy
rurururururru
ho o
chalo ri
chalo ri
chalo ri
chalo ri
kisi pyaase pardesi ke aane se pahle
panghat se ghar ko chalo ri

isi panghat pe raam jaane
ghada uthwaane ke bahaane
mile kitne log anjaane
janmon ke premi puraane
o ho
o o o o
logon se chupke duniya se chori
chalo ri
chalo ri

chalo ri
chalo ri
ho o
chalo ri
chalo ri
chalo ri
chalo ri


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This is the 2800th song of Rafi Sb to be showcased on our blog.
‘Mera Suhaag’ (1961) is the 3800th film represented on our blog.

Blog Day : 3471 Post No. : 13936

Series of Rafi songs-Rafi with music directors
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(Pal do pal ka saath)-MD composing just one Rafi song
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Part I-Arun Raghavan
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During his HFM career, Rafi worked with 14 music directors in more than 100 songs each. I describe them as Major music directors for Rafi or three figure music directors with Rafi. Then there were 45 music directors who composed between 11 to 99 songs with Rafi. We can call them semi major or two figure music directors with Rafi.

Major (viz three figure) music directors created 2743 song with Rafi, which is 53 % of all Rafi songs in HFM. The semi major (viz two figure) music directors created 1528 Rafi songs, viz 30 % of all Rafi songs in HFM. So we can say that the major and semi major music directors (59 in number) contributed a whopping 83% of all Rafi songs, which adds up to 4271 songs in all.

Then there were 170 music directors who worked with Rafi in less than 10 songs each. They were like the proverbial squirrels of Ramayan fame, who would carry a few grams of tiny pebbles each on their tiny paws while the giant vaanars would carry large boulders on their shoulders. The individual contributions of each of these music directors may be small in comparison to the major music directors, but the cumulative total of Rafi songs by these single figure music directors adds up to a figure of 503 ! This total is bigger than the career total of HFM songs sung by some well known playback singers, viz K L Saigal, Suraiyya, Talat Mehmood etc. And these songs contain quite a few wonderful songs as well.

I had discussed this fact while discussing a song on the occasion of Rafi’s birth anniversary. Raja, while commenting on that article had written –

“Just wondering if we have covered songs of all those 173 composers (1-9 songs category) here already? If not, that could be a project. Every composer who has used Rafisaab should be on the blog, even if the song being posted for that composer isn’t necessarily the Rafisaab one (if it is, of course better!).
That could be our way of showing our gratitude to that composer.”

I had taken note of Raja’s suggestion. And this writeup begins our series of articles about those music directors who were associated with Rafi in less than ten songs each. The name that I have chosen for this series is- pal do pal ka saath. This phrase is taken from that memorable qawwaali from “The Burning Train” (1981) containing this phrase.

In the beginning, I will discuss those music directors who have worked with Rafi in just one song each.

There are 48 such music directors. While most of them are small time less heard music directors, we have some rather well known names too in the list.

I decided to take up these names alphabetically. The first name that crop up in Alphabetical order is Aabid Hussain Khan who composed one Rafi-Zohrabai Ambalewaali duet in a 1949 movie called Last Message”(1949). While a few songs from this movie are available, the Rafi song , viz. “na thahar sake na tadap sake” does not seem to be available.

The next name that comes up alphabetically is Aparesh Lahiri (father of Bappi Lahiri). He has composed one Rafi song in a movie called “Subhash chandra” (1978). Since Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose’s birth anniversary is coming up next week, that would be the opportune time to cover this song.

The next name in the list of music directors is Arun Raghavan. He was a South Indian music director and he worked in just one Hindi movie. This movie, called “Mera Suhaag” (1961) was produced by Produced by N S R Mani and directed by H Krishnamoorthy for Secarts, Madras. The movie had Kanta Rao, Rajnala, Ramkrishna, K V S Sarma, A V subbarao, Balkrishna, Krisha Kumari, Girija, Rajshree, Hemlata etc. in it. In all likelihood, this movie was a remake of a south Indian movie where songs were re reccorded in Hindi. There were nine songs in the movie. Eight of these songs were sung by well known South Indian playback singers viz. P Susheela, S Janki and P B Srinivas.

But there was one song in the movie which was sung by Rafi. And that happens to be the one and only collaboration of Arun Raghavan as a music director with Rafi in a Hindi movie.

The song is penned by Vinod Sharma, who like the music director is an obscure name for this blog.

This song is a rare song. Only the audio of the song is available.

From the sounds of it, the song appears to be used as a background song in the movie.

I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the movie as well as on the picturisation of this song.

So much discussion on a song which is a rare and obscure song. Most sites dealing with HFM will struggle to find anything to write on this song. But trust us in this blog to treat most songs in general and songs like this in particular with so much care and respect, and we are able to come up with so many special things to say about songs like this.

This song is special for us for the following reasons:

1. This is the only occasion when Rafi has sung a song under the music direction of Arun Raghavan and under the penmanship of Vinod Sharma.

2. This is the 2800th Rafi song in the blog. It was a conscious decision on our part to use a Rafi song from a less known music directors to emphasize that they too have contributed their mite in enriching HFM.

3. With this song, “Mera Suhaag”(1961) becomes the 3800th movie to get represented in the blog. The same reason as given above applies here as well for considering this movie for this honour.


Song-Yug yug se anyaay ho raha hai naari ke saath (Mera Suhaag)(1961) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Vinod Sharma, MD-Arun Raghvan

Lyrics

Yug yug se anyaay ho raha hai naari ke saath
kaun samajh paaya uska dukh uske man ki baat
Yug yug se anyaay ho raha hai naari ke saath

dharmraj ne drupad suta ko diya juye mein haar
harichandra ki raani taara bik gayi beech baazaar
bik gayi beech baazaaaar
Yug yug se anyaay ho raha hai naari ke saath
kaun samajh paaya uska dukh
uske man ki baat

Shakuntala ko raaja bhoola
jiska thha vishwaas kiya
chhoti si thhi baat
Raam ne
Seeta ko vanwaas diya
Seeta ko vanwaas diya
Seeta ko vanwaas diya

tujhko bhi vanwaas mila hai
teri karun kahaani
kul maryaada raah mein teri
?? deewaani
tera dharm piya ko paana
?? tujhko mil jaaye
haan
?? tujhko mil jaaye
dukh ki kaali si raat kate
sukh ka sooraj muskaaye
tere man ka kamal khilaaye
tere man ka kamal khilaaye
tere man ka kamal khilaaye


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Blog Day : 3462 Post No. : 13892

“Johar in Bombay” (1967) was directed by Shantilal Soni for Thakkar Films, Bombay. The movie had I S Johar, Sonia Sahni, K N Singh, Rajendranath, Madan Puri, Polson, Jeevankala etc in it.

This movie was one of several “Johar in…” series on movies, a bit like the “Carry on…” series of movies in Hollywood.
In this particular movie, I S Johar ties up with Rajendranath, both playing good for nothing slackers who somehow manage to save the coutry (if not the world) from evil scientists out to destroy the country (if not the world).

The movie had six songs in it. Five of these songs have been covered in the blog. Here is the sixth and final song from “Johar in Bombay” (1967). This song is a rare song in the sense that it is not available as a standalone song on YT as of now. The song is a roadside tamasha song where I s Johar and Rajendranath and seen performing a streetside dance alongwith their love interests- Sonia Sahni and Jeewankala (?). The dance performance have elements of punjabi folk dance followed by Maharashtrian lavani folk dance.

The song is sung by Mahendra Kapoor, S Balbir, Usha Timothy and Krishna Kalle. Qamar Jalalabadi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Usha Khanna.

Today (9 january 2018) happens to be the birth anniversary of Mahendra Kapoor (9 january 1934-27 september 2008). Quite fortuitously, this happens to the 300th song of Mahendra Kapoor in the blog. So this is a perfect tribute to the singer in the blog.

It also happens to be the 15th death anniversary of Qamar Jalalabadi (9 january 2003). So this song serves as a tribute to Qamar Jalalabadi as well.

With this song, “Johar in Bombay” (1967) joins the list of movies that have all their songs covered in the blog.


Song-Naach sasure naach nakhra ab na chalega (Johar in Bombay)(1967) Singers-Mahendra Kapoor, Balbir, Usha Timothy, Krishna Kalle, Lyrics-Qamar Jalalabadi, MD-Usha Khanna
Male singers together
Female singers together

Lyrics

kaise hote khel tamaashe
arre is duniya ke beech
o bandar se insaan bane
to insaan se ban gaye reechh

naach susure naach
nakhra ab na chalega
hoy naach susure naach
nakhra ab na chalega
naacha to haiwaan se insaan banega

hoy hoy
naacha to haiwaan se insaan banega
naach baaba naach
nakhra ab na chalega
naacha to haiwaan se insaan banega
naacha to haiwaan se insaan banega
naach baaba naach
nakhra ab na chalega

baari barsi khatan gaya
te khatak ke lyaanda taala
baari barsi khatan gaya
hoy
hoy baari barsi khatan gaya
te khatak ke lyaanda taala
ho ladki gulaab jaisi
aur ?? reechh hai saala
he ladki gulaab jaisi

baari barsi khatan gaya
te khatak ke lyaanda aara
baari barsi khatan gaya
te khatak ke lyaanda aara

ho taane mujhe dene waale
jaa dekha ishq tumhaara
ho taane mujhe dene waale

naach susure naach
nakhra ab na chalega

naach baaba naach
nakhra ab na chalega

ho saari nagariya
aa aa aa aa aa aa
saari nagariya ruk ruk dekhe
kaisi nautanki aayi
aga bai
kaisi nautanki aayi re
arre dekho yaaron khel naya
sasure ko nachaaye janwaai
sasure ko nachaaye janwaai
janwaai
janwaai

aga bai
ji ji ji ji ji ji
aga bai
ji ji ji ji ji

dil mein chhupaa hai
ae ae ae ae
dil mein chhupaa hai
pyaar kisi ka
karne chale hain bhalaai
haay raam
karne chale hain bhalaai

sasure ka bahaana hai
tere dil mein basi hai lugaai
lugaai
tere dil mein basi hai lugaai
lugaai
lugaai

ji ji ji ji ji ji ji
aga bai
ji ji ji ji ji ji ji

naach susure naach
nakhra ab na chalega

naach baaba naach
nakhra ab na chalega

oy naach sasure
naach baaba
naach sasure
naach baaba


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

This song is from the film Girls School-1949. It is sung by Chitalkar and Shamshad Begum- one of the most popular singing pair of the late 1940s. The song was written by Kavi Pradeep and the Music Director for this song was C.Ramchandra. In this film, there were two Music Directors. One was Anil Biswas ( he composed 4 songs) and C.Ramchandra ( he composed 5 songs).

In those days, it was quite unusual to have 2 very well known and well established composers for one film. During Partition time, few composers had left India without completing their assignments and the work was then completed by another composer. So there was a convincing reason for such cases. There were few pairs of composers like Husnlal-Bhagatram, but it was a professional and permanent team. In case of Girls School-49, having two big composers was quite unusual and it created ripples in the industry, not only in those times, but its echos were heard again in 1954 also. Let us see how it all happened.

This film was produced by Kavi Pradeep under the banner of Lokmanya Productions, Bombay. This was a company floated by him and Amiya Chakrawarty-director of this film. To understand the complexiities of Girls school, we must go back a little. In 1942, Anil Biswas was invited by Ranjit at a salary of Rs. 1500/ per month and by Bombay Talkies at a salary of Rs 2500/ per month. As National studio was winding up, Anil Biswas wanted to make a change anyway, but due to the contract of national he could not join Bombay Talkies openly. He, however, gave music to the film Basant-42 and name of his brother in Law, Pannalal Ghosh was used as its Music Director.

Finally when Anil Biswas joined Bombay Talkies, there were already two groups there. One was led by Devika Rani and Amiya Chakraborty and the other was led by S. Mukherjee along with Ashok Kumar, Gyan Mukherjee, Pradeep etc-a total of 15 artistes. Anil Biswas was invited by Devika Rani and that too at a salary of Rs. 2500/ per month, when Pradeep was getting Rs 1500 per month. This irritated Pradeep no end and he started troubling and finding faults with Anil Biswas. However Anil Biswas gave excellent music in the film Kismet and then everyone was happy as the film celebrated jubilees everywhere.

With this back ground, Anil Biswas joined Girls school as a Music Director, mainly due to Amiya who knew his calibre. Because of everybody’s background , the film was entirely shot in the Studios of Bombay Talkies. Kavi Pradeep being a producer and a Lyricist started interfering with Anil Biswas’s work and criticising him at every opportunity. Anil Biswas was fed up. He had already recorded three songs and a solo by Lata , ” tum hi kaho, mera man udas kyun na rahe” was to be recorded. Anil Biswas had taken C Ramchandra as his assistant for this film. Though C Ramchandra was already a popular and wellknown idndependent composer himself , still he had accepted to be his assistant here due to his respect for Anil Biswas. When the tune for Lata’s solo was made, Pradeep passed caustic remarks about it being not so good. There was an altercation between Anil Biswas and Pradeep and Biswas quit then and there and went away.

C Ramchandra had to take over as the Music Director for the balance songs of the movie. Pradeep was very happy. Next day recording of Lata’s solo song took place under the supervision of C Ramchandra, as planned. Later when Lata came to know that Anil Biswas has left and C Ramchandra had replaced him, she was very angry and said that she would not have recorded the song had she known about Anil Biswas’s exit. She objected to C Ramchandra taking over as the music direction and complained about it in the Artists association too. (Remember that Lata and C Ramchandra’s relations had not formed yet and Lata was still with Husnlal at that time.)

Later on in 1954, when O P Nayyar replaced Roshan for Mehbooba, Lata took up the issue with the Music Directors’ association. Anil Biswas was the chairman at that time and O P Nayyar was boycotted. At that time Lata quoted Girls school incident to prove that she was “highly Principled” on such matters!

Anyway, that was how C Ramchandra became the Music Director of Girls school-49 and he composed 4 duets of Shamshad and 1 solo of Lalita Deulkar in this movie. All the four duets of this pair are very interesting. However, with all this jhamelas, film Girls school was a total Flop. Pradeep lost heavily and closed the production company forthwith, after just this one film.

I had not seen this film, so I was curious to find its review in contemporary magazines. I did not find it in Film India or in other periodicals. However I read one letter from a reader in Film India, which criticised the film for not having to do anything with women’s education. He further asserted that the film title was a misnomer, since not even one scene was there in entire film which showed running classes or a teacher in the class etc. Finally I found a short synopsis of his film in the ‘ Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema, which is given here to give an idea of what the film was about.

” Rural drama about Meena (Geeta Bali) who leaves home rather than submit to an arranged marriage and starts a girls school in a village, although opposed by the local zamindar. The zamindars brother-in-law Bipin (Sajjan), who lusts after Meena, is the villain. The hero (Sohan) appears in answer to an advertisement for a schoolteacher and is appointed only because Meena mistakes his name – Shanti Kumar Majumdar for that of a woman. The zamindar’s widowed sister Sumitradevi, a supporter of the school, objects because he is not married. Meena and Shanti Kumar fall in love but realises the damage he may cause to her school and leaves. Bipin then spreads rumours about Shanti Kumar morals, which causes further difficulties that have to be resolved before both the future of the school and of the loving couple could be assured. ”

The cast of the film consisted of Rehana, Sohan, Kuldeep Kaur, David, Pran, Iftekhar etc etc. Not much information is available about this Hero- Sohan. In Hindi films, many aspirants tried their luck. Not all of them got an opportunity to enter films. In the early era, it was easy, but as the years passed by, it became difficult for the hopefuls. Few lucky ones got a Mentor- it helped them to only to enter films but not stay in the industry.

“Aaye bhi vo, gaye bhi vo, khatam fasana ho gaya “. These newcomers were given a fair opportunity to showcase their abilities, but unfortunately, despite their honest efforts, their skill did not show up and the audience was unimpressed. They got big banners, good experienced directors, but they disappointed their Mentors with non existent abilities to act. They proved to be ‘Non- Actors ‘.

Among them, some male actor’s names which I remember off hand are Arjun in Malhar-51, Rattan Chopra in Aman-67,Mom ki Gudia-72, Vijay kumar in Alif laila-54,Premendra in Holi aayee re-70, Deepak kumar in Aabroo-68, Ajay in Wapas-69, Som Dutt in mann ka meet-68, Vikram in Julie-75,Rajeev Kapoor in Raam teri Ganga maili-85, Shekhar Suman in Utsav-84, Kaycee mehra in Chhabilee-60 and mem didi-61, prashant in Sehra-63, Ashok Sharma in Hamari yaad aayegi-61, Ajit Chitnis in Aaj ki baat-55, Nusrat Kardar in Dard-47, Manish in Saraswati Chandra-68, Rajiv in Nayi umar ki nayi fasal-65, Aroop kumar in Bezubaan-62 etc etc.

Sohan Kapila was also one such actor, who was not successful as a Hero. Actually, big banners like Filmistan supported him. He got seasoned Heroines like Geeta Bali and Rehana as well as Debutants Jayashree Gadkar and Nalini Chonkar, but nothing worked. He proved that you can take the Horse to the water, but you can not make it drink !!! He acted in Girls school-49, lajawab-50, Sanskar-58, Ek armaan mera-59, Chaand ki duniya-59, Babar-60, Commercial pilot officer-63 and Picnic-66 and may be some more as character roles. After he retired, his daughter actress Padmini Kapila also had the same fate !

The film had 9 songs (4-by Anil Biswas and 5 by C.Ramchandra). Five songs are already discussed in this Blog. Today’s song is the sixth song. The song is not very melodious or foot tapping, but it has an unmistakable C.Ramchandra stamp on it. So let us enjoy this fun song.

Editors comments:
Today (11 december 2017) is Kavi Pradeep’s remembrance day. So this song serves as a tribute to him.

Secondly, this song is the 600th song of Shamshad Begam in the blog. She becomes the 18th artist and seventh singer to reach this mark in the blog.


Song-Danke ki chot par kehta hoon main (Girls School)(1949) Singers-C Ramchandra, Shamshad Begum, Lyrics-Kavi Pradeep, MD-C Ramchandra
Both

Lyrics

o o o o
danke ki chot par kehtaa hoon main
sunte jaao ji laalaa
aji sachche kaa hai bolbaalaa jagat mein
jhoothe kaa hai munh kaalaa
aji sachche kaa hai bolbaalaa jagat mein
jhoothe kaa hai munh kaalaa

oy laalala
o o
badi badi deengen jo haank rahe thhe
unke honthon pe lag gayaa taalaa

oy kal tak diwaali manaate thhe jo
dekho nikalaa hai unkaa deewaalaa
aji sachche kaa hai bolabaalaa jagat mein
jhoothe kaa hai munh kaalaa
aji sachche kaa hai bolbaalaa jagat mein
jhoothe kaa hai munh kaalaa
oy laala

chhip chhip ke chhuriyaan chalaane waalon
kab tak manaaoge khair

ho o o
chhip chhip ke chhuriyaan chalaane waalon
kab tak manaaoge khair
ishwar ki duniyaa mein der hai bhaiyaa
lekin nahin andher
ishwar ki duniyaa mein der hai bhaiyaa
lekin nahin andher
doosron ke liye mat khodo kunwaa
kisi kaa bhi is’se bhalaa naa huaa

are ham sab ke upar jo maalik khadaa hai
wo hai hazaar haathwaalaa
aeji sachche kaa hai bolabaalaa jagat mein
jhoothe kaa hai munh kaalaa
aji sachche kaa hai bolabaalaa jagat mein
jhoothe kaa hai munh kaalaa
oy laala

jeet naa sakegaa koi ab hamse baazi
jeet naa sakegaa koi ab hamse baazi
miyaan bibi raazi to kyaa karegaa kaazi

chullu bhar paani mein doob maro bhaiyaa
kehtaa hai ye gaadiwaalaa
chhote chhote baadalon
tum kyaa chhupaaoge
chandaa kaa ujiyaalaa
arre chhote chhote baadalon
tum kyaa chhupaaoge
chandaa kaa ujiyaalaa
aeji sachche kaa hai bolbaalaa jagat mein
jhoothe kaa hai munh kaalaa
aji sachche kaa hai bolbaalaa jagat mein
jhoothe kaa hai munh kaalaa
oy laala


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