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Archive for the ‘Children’s song’ Category


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Blog Day : 3624 Post No. : 14444

“Aulaad”(1954) was produced by Kuldeep Sahgal and directed by Mohan Saigal for Kuldeep Pictures, Bombay. This “social” movie had Nirupa Roy, Balraj Sahni, Usha Kiran, Arun, Prabhu, Ramesh Kapoor, Lalita Kumari, Radhakishan etc in it.

This obscure movie had six obscure songs in it. One song has been covered in the past.

Here is the second song from “Aulaad”(1954) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Shamshad Begam and Mubarak Begam. Vishwamitra Adil is the lyricist. Music is composed by Sardar Malik.

Only the audio of this song is available. The song itself is an obscure and rare song. It is a light hearted song. From the sounds of it, the song is about two kids finding themselves alone in their home and they decide to play the game of “school school”. 🙂

It is the first and only duet sung by the pair of Shamshad Begam and Mubarak Begam as far as I can remember. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the movie as well as on the picturisation of this song.

The lyrics are quite interesting but I have failed to note down the full lyrics. I request our readers with keener ears to help fill in the blanks/ suggest corrections as applicable in the song.


Song-Aaj gharwaale ghar nahin bhaiyya (Aulaad)(1954) Singer-Shamshad Begam, Mubarak Begam, Lyrics-Vishwamitra Adil, MD-Sardar Malik

Lyrics

Aaj gharwaale ghar nahin bhaiyya
oy Aaj gharwaale ghar nahin bhaiyya
o tata thaiyya
o taata thaiyya
?? ka bhi dar nahin bhaiyya
?? ka jee dar nahin bhaiyya
o tata thaiyya
o taata thaiyya
tata thaiyya
tata thaiyya
tata thaiyya
Aaj gharwaale ghar nahin bhaiyya

aao band bajaaye
?? tu
aao band bajaaye
aao band bajaaye
?? tu
tum aur main
nahin I and you
tum aur main
nahin I and you
laraularalu laralu
laraularalu laralu
ukkad dukkad bamba bo
assee nabbe poora sau

baazar gayi hai maiyya
o baazar gayi hai maiyya
Aaj gharwaale ghar nahin bhaiyya
o tata thaiyya
o taata thaiyya

?? ka bhi dar nahin bhaiyya
o tata thaiyya
o taata thaiyya
tata thaiyya
tata thaiyya
taata thaiyya
Aaj gharwaale ghar nahin bhaiyya

aa tujhko padhaaun A B C D
Cat maane chooha
Rat maane chooha
galat galat
chal kaan pakad
chal naak ragad
haay teacher jee badi bhool huyi
peetoon one chal
murga ban chal
murga ban
kukdu kukad koon
kukdu koon
tu kaanon mein ??
haay daiyya
haay daiyya
haay daiyya
Aaj gharwaale ghar nahin bhaiyya
o Aaj gharwaale ghar nahin bhaiyya
o tata thaiyya
o taata thaiyya
tumhe ?? ka bhi dar nahin bhaiyya
tumhe ?? ka bhi dar nahin bhaiyya
o tata thaiyya
o taata thaiyya
tata thaiyya
taata thaiyya
taata thaiyya

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Blog Day : 3555 Post No. : 14262

“Anmol Tasweer”(1978) was directed by Satyen Bose for Children’s Film Society, Bombay. This “Children’s” film had Ashok Kumar (guest appearance), Preeti Ganguly, Anoop Kumar, Birbal, Master Pappu Chagla, Baby Geeta Khanna, Miss Chintu, Praveen Pal, Bhagwan Sinha, Manik Dutt, Subrat Mahapatra, Moolchand etc in it.

It was believed those days that a film featuring many children constituted a children’s movie. And by that yardstic it was a Children’s movie. 🙂

The movie had one song according to HFGK.

Here is that song from “Anmol Tasweer”(1978). The song is a chorus song and the names of singers are uncredited. Loomba Brothers (whoever they were) are credited as the lyricist as well as music directors.

The song picturisation shows several children making fun of the bulk of Preeti Ganguly. Yes, children laughing at a overweight lady was considered light hearted comedy fit for a children’s movie those days.

I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on this movie.

Since this song is the only so9ng in the movie, so “Anmol Tasweer”(1978) makes its debut as well as get YIPPEED in the blog with this song. 🙂 If every Hindi movie had just one song then life would have been much easy for those seeking to post “debutant” as well as “YIPPEE” movie everyday. 🙂


Song-Dam dam bole dhol khole pol dhamaadham (Anmol Tasweer)(1978) Lyrics-MD-Loomba Brothers, MD-Loomba Brothers

Lyrics

hey
hey hey hey hey

dam dam bole dhol
khole pol dama dam
chor ke peechhe mor naache
guddham guddham
dam dam bole dhol
khole pol dama dam
chor ke peechhe mor naache
guddham guddham

hey
hey
uska mota pet
usmein kya kya hoga
bol tere pet mein kya hai
uska mota pet
usmein kya kya hoga
apne bada gendon ka
?? hoga
ho o o
uske chaunsathh daant saaf
kaise karti
peepal ka ped ukhaad ke
daanton pe malti

hahahahaha

haathi kya kya ??
jo itne mote hain
haan
breakfast men sau ande
murgi ke nahin haathhi ke
haathhi ke
tank mein ek magarmachh poora
khhaati hai wo chaba chaba ke

arre bhedon mein jo seeng dikhaaye
dinner mein wo ?? kha jaaye
hey

king kong ko
de ek jhaapad
wo bhi gir jaaye dam
dam dam bole dhol
khole pol dhamaadham
chor ke peechhe mor naache
guddam guddam
dam dam bole dhol
khole pol dhamaadham
chor ke peechhe mor naache
guddam guddam

phisal gayi ik baar sadak pe
phisal gayi ik baar sadak pe
bhaagi jo hamaare peechhe

sadak pe phir gayi
roller jaise
ek sire se paar doosre
ae ae ae

arre plane ban gaya rasta saara
oobad khaabad thha jo kab se
hey

municipality
se hua na
kar diya ek dam
dam dam bole dhol
khole pol dhamaadham
chor ke peechhe
mor naache
guddam guddam
dam dam bole dhol
khole pol dhamaadham
chor ke peechhe
mor naache
guddam guddam
guddam guddam
guddam guddam
guddam guddam


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Blog Day : 3520 Post No. : 14139

My workplace has a bank in its premises. Yesterday (7 march 2018), the female branch manager of the bank came to me seeking permission to organise a seminar for women. “Tomorrow 8 march is women’s day, you know”- she explained.

So today (8 march 2018), the bank organised a women’s day programme in the meeting hall of our workplace. The bank manager spoke on the occasion, I was asked to speak on the occasion. Bank had invited a gynaecologist who spoke about cancer among females and preventive measures to be taken.

In my address, I mentioned that I was aware of today being Women’s day because I was aware of today was Sahir Ludhianvi’s birth anniversary. I also know that Sahir Ludhianvi was born on Women’s day. 🙂 So I was aware of 8 march being the women’s day. I need to thank Raja because his articles about Sahir Ludhianvi on these occasions over the years has had the effect of this date getting indelibly ingrained in my brain’s ROM. 🙂

I cannot help but talk of Indian economy whenever I address people, no matter if they are women. 🙂 I stated that Indian GDP was growing at 7% per year. At this rate, an economy doubles in size every ten years. Indian today is a $ 2.5 trillions economy, ten years ago it was a $ 1.2 trillions economy whereas twenty years back India was $ 442 billions economy. So Indian economy is getting doubled up every ten years. I expressed the view that the contribution of Women in Indian workforce is quite meagre. If they join in the workforce and contribute to the national GDP then Indian may grow at a higher rate which means India may start doubling its economy every 6-7 years instead of every 10 years.

I also stated that we should not expect others to do our work. We popularly feel that “sarkaar” should do everything. Who is “sarkaar” ? We are “sarkaar”, since we are a unit of a central government organisation ourselves. If we improve our performance then we will help add our mite to the growth of Indian economy. Then I informed our female staff, and also the female staff of the bank how our unit was in some way among the best units in its category, thanks to the hard work done by us over the past couple of years.

Then I declared that I practiced in my personal life what I was preaching as far as women empowerment was concerned. 🙂

It is my opinion that every day is women’s day and not just 8 march. For that matter every day is man’s day as well, and every day is a children’s day as well. why wait for that designated day. we can observe these days every day. 🙂

Women empowerment does not mean using the term as a buzzword for page 3 discussion. It means given women the freedom to do what they want to do with their lives without requiring to give explanations to others, viz family, society etc and they deserve to get all the support that they can get.

There are some Hindi movies that can be described as movies supporting this theme. I posted the penultimate song of “Tapasya”(1975) recently and in the process I realised that the movie was a befitting movie to be showcased on Women’s day. This movie is based on a story by Ashapoorna Devi, a Gyanpeeth Award and Padmshree award winner Bangla novelist.

This movie was directed by Anil Ganguly for Rajshre Productions. The movie had Raakhi (in the central role), Parikshat Sahni, Asrani, Manju Bansal Asrani, A K Hangal, Nasir Hussain, Adil, Manju Bhatia, Urmila Bhatt, Birbal, Abha Dhulia, C S Dubey, Raja Duggal, Master Eknath, Gayatri etc in it.

The Hindu newspaper carried the following review of this movie :-

…We have Indrani Sinha (Raakhi Gulzar), eldest daughter of an ailing professor, Chandrakant Sinha (AK Hangal), caring for her father and three younger siblings. The college going Indu (as Indrani is fondly called) and the ailing professor’s doctor, Sagar Verma (Parikshat Sahni) fall in love, and just when Indu goes to Sagar’s house to meet his mother (Lalita Pawar), disaster strikes.

Chandrakant Sinha bids adieu to the world, leaving the responsibility of his three younger children on the shoulders of Indu, who takes the selfless decision of not getting married. In the midst of heart tugging drama and poignancy, she spurns Sagar’s proposal for marriage, even though he offers to take the three siblings to his house and care for them. Her decision is moulded to a certain extent by Sagar’s mother’s belief that being saddled with her family’s responsibility, Indu might be unable to fulfil her commitments as a wife and daughter-in- law.

To make ends meet and take care of her siblings, Vinod (Asrani), Madhu and Chanda, Indu leaves her studies and starts a school on the advice of her father’s colleague (Nazir Hussain). The first sign of dissent in the house surfaces when Vinod is exhorted to leave his house by his prospective father-in-law (Om-Shivpuri) in lieu of a good job. After the marriage, Vinod and his wife, Pinky comes to Indu’s house to attend a function. During the course of song and dance, an irritated Pinky (Manju Asrani), has an altercation, first with Madhu and Chanda, which results in an escalation of tension, at the end of which Indu slaps Vinod for offending Sagar.

A chastised and hurt Sagar decides to stop meeting Indu, and leaves on a pilgrimage with his mother. In his absence, Indu concludes the marriage of her two sisters. Thereon, she decides to leave her house for a sabbatical, but in the nick of time Vinod and Pinky come, with Pinky atoning for her prudishness. With everything settled, the only question is the outcome of Indu’s sacrifice and Sagar’s wait?

Of the cast, Asrani is a revelation. One cannot but rue the penchant of Bollywood to typecast brilliant and versatile actors into silos which they are unable to break again. Parikshat Sahni, in a restrained portrayal that suits his limited histrionic prowess, is ideal opposite Rakhee. Rest of the character actors, including Hangal, Lalita Pawar and Nazir Hussain are competent in their roles.

The movie had four songs in it. Three of the songs have been covered in the past. These are the three most well songs from the movie. Here are the details of songs already covered in the blog:-

Song Title

Post No.

Post Date

Do pancchi do tinke 530 11-Jan-09
Jo raah chunee toone 4800 13-Oct-11
Bhaabhi ki ungli mein heere ka chhalla 14134 7-Mar-18

The fourth and final song, which is the song under discussion is one that I had never heard before. But when I heard this song for the first time, I realised that this song was a special song and this deserved to be discussed as the last song, and on a special occasion with a special writeup. So here is this heart warming song from a heartwarming movie on the occasion of Woman’s day. The song is sung by Aarti Mukherji. M G Hashmat is the lyricist. Music is composed by Ravindra Jain.

Picturisation shows Raakhi running her school and singing this song to young kids. Different stanzas in the song represent different years when Raakhi growing older and her younger siblings growing up. The younger siblings are finally shown grown up as the song comes to an end.

This movie “Tapasya”(1975) which I have not watched earned the national award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment for the year. In addition, Raakhi won the Filmfare award for best actress for her role in this movie. That way Raakhi did a Sanjeev Kumar in this movie, playing a role of an elderly woman when she was not even 30 years of age at that time !

With this lovely song, “Tapasya”(1975) joins the list of movies that have all their songs covered in the blog.


Song-Bachchon tum ho khel khilaune (Tapasya)(1975) Singer-Aarti Mukherji, Lyrics-M G Hashmat, MD-Ravindra Jain
Chorus

Lyrics

bachchon tum ho khel khilaune
bachchon tum ho khel khilaune
aane waale
kal ke sapne ae
aane waale kal ke sapne
sundar aur salone bachchon
tum ho
khel khilone
didi hum hain khel khilaune

phool bano aur mehak lutaao
khud bhi hanso aur sab ko hansaao
phool bano aur mehak lutaao
khud bhi hanso aur sab ko hansaao
o o o o o
jo bhi tumko gale lagaaye
phoolon jaisa vo khil jaaye
is duniya mein
hansi khushi ki ee
is duniya mein hansi khushi ki
kami na dena hone
bachchon tum ho khel khilaune
didi hum hain khel khilaune

jaante ho
apni manzil ki raah kaafi tay kar chuki hoon
kabhi kabhi sochti hoon
tum abhi tak wahin intzaar kar rahe ho
ek din jahaan se main aage badhhi thhi
tumhaara khayaal
achaanak kadmon ko rokne lagta hai
dar lagta hai
ki kahin
ye safar
adhoora na rah jaaye
aur kab tak intzaar karte rahoge

haha
main samajh gaya
tumhen is baat ka darr hai
ki kahin mere aane jaane se
tumhaari tapasya mein baadhaa na pad jaaye
main tumse vaada karta hoon Indu
ki jab tak tumhaari tapasya poori nahin hogi
main tumse nahin miloonga

mukhda tumhaara bhola bhaala
karta hai is ghar mein ujaala
mukhda tumhaara bhola bhaala
karta hai is ghar mein ujaala
hmm hmm hmm
tumpe koi aanch na aaye
meri umar tumhen lag jaaye
sab kuchh kho kar
tum ko paaya aa
sab kuchh kho kar
tum ko paaya
tumhen na doongi khone
bachchon tum ho khel khilaune
didi hum hain khel khilaune

kitna jeevan beet gaya hai
neh tumhaara jeet gaya hai
kitna jeevan beet gaya hai
neh tumhaara jeet gaya hai
o o o o
kitna phaila pyaar tumhaara
main to bhool gayi jag saara
aaj khushi ke
aansu meri ee
aaj khushi ke aansu meri
palken lagin bhigone
bachchon tum ho khel khilaune
bachchon tum ho khel khilaune
didi hum hain khel khilaune
didi hum hain khel khilaune
didi hum hain khel khilaune
didi hum hain khel khilaune


This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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 : 3520 Post No. : 14137

Today, March 8th is the 97th birth anniversary of Sahir Ludhianvi, one of my favourite poet-lyricists. Before him, there were other eminent Urdu poets such as Arzoo Lucknowi, Safdar Aah Sitapuri, Behzad Lucknowi, Josh Malihabadi etc who had been associated with the Hindi film industry sometime or the other. But it was Sahir Ludhianvi who clicked with the Hindi film industry as a poet and raised the status of the lyricists.  Eventually, he created such a status for himself in the Hindi film industry that some of the established producers/directors first took him on board before finalising the music directors for their films.

The traumatic childhood and the failed love affairs coupled with his leftist ideological leanings, are reflected in his ghazals and nazms published in the book ‘Talkhiyaan‘ (‘Bitternesses’) in 1945. However, it was his association with the Hindi film industry which gave him the opportunity to write film songs in the poetic form covering almost all the facets of human life. Some samples below:

Romantic songs

Kashti Ka Khamosh Safar Hai
isi Patthar Ki Moorat Se Muhabbat Ka Iraada Hai

‘Togetherness in Love’ songs

Tum Apna Ranj o Gham Apni Pareshaani Mujhe De Do
Dukh Aur Sukh Ke Raaste Baney Hain Sab Ke Waaste

Songs on Women’s plights

Aurat Ne Janam Diya Mardon Ko
Aurat Ko Faqat Jism Samajh Lete Hain

Songs of Hypocrisy

Ye Duniya Agar Mil Bhi Jaaye To Kya Hai
Kyaa Miliye Aise Logon Se Jinki Fitrat Chhupi Rahe

Satirical songs

Cheen o Arab Hamaara Hindustaan Hamaara
Aasmaan Pe Hai Khuda Aur Zameen Pe Hum

Fun songs

Dil Ye Kya Cheez Hai
Chaahe Koi Khush Ho Chaahe Gaaliyaan Hazaar De

Teasing Love songs

Hum Aapki Aankhon Mein Is Dil Ko Basaa Den To
Uden Jab Jab Zulfen Teri

Khushnuma (feel good) songs

Thandi Hawaayen Lehraa Ke Aayen
Phaili Huyi Hain Sapnon Ki Baahen

Motivational/Inspirational Songs

Raat Ke Raahi Thhak Mat Jaana
Main Zindagi Ka Saath Nibhaata Chala Gaya

Mother-Child songs

Tu Mere Pyaar Ka Phool Hai
Tere Bachpan Ko Jawaani Ki Dua Deti Hoon

In addition, Sahir Sahab also wrote other genres such as qawwali,  patriotic songs, devotional songs etc. A question is raised as to what is so unique about  Sahir Sahab’s songs? His contemporary Urdu poets like Shakeel Badayuni, Majrooh Sultanpuri and Kaifi Azmi also wrote many genres of songs for the films. In my view, the main difference was that Sahir Sahab’s songs were  an extension of his literary poetry (adabi shaayari) while the others wrote mostly lyrics for the songs. While Majrooh Sultanpuri and Kaifi Azmi rarely mixed the PWA ideology in their film songs, Sahir Sahab’s songs covered such thoughts even in some fun songs in films like  ‘Taxi Driver’ (1954), ‘Funtoosh’ (1956) and  ‘Pyaasa’ (1957).

We  should be thankful to Sahir Sahab for joining the Hindi film industry. Had he remained away from Hindi film industry and concentrated only on the literary Urdu poetry, we would have certainly missed the range of his poetry in the Hindi film songs. Surely, he would have joined the list of the Urdu poets of pains, bitterness and sorrows like Mir Taqi Mir,  Faani Badayuni, Majaaz Lucknowi,  Sudarshan Faakir etc. But in this process, he would have missed ‘the poet of mass appeal’ tag.

Again, I would say that Sahir Sahab’s  association with Hindi film industry perforce made him to look for the brighter side of the life. Note how he starts one of the songs in ‘Shagoon’ (1964) in a pessimistic note and ends with optimism:

zindagi zulm sahi zabr sahi gham hi sahi
dil ki fariyaad sahi rooh kaa maatam hi sahi

going on to

ham hain maayoos magar itne bhi maayoos nahin. . .
ek na ek din to yah ashkon ki ladi tootegi
ek na ek din to chhatenge ye ghamon ke baadal
ek na ek din to ujaale ki kiran phootegi

Sahir Sahab first came to Bombay (now Mumbai) in January 1946. He began his filmy career in the same year with an assignment to write songs for the film ‘Aazaadi Ki Raah Par’ under the baton of music director GD Kapoor. He wrote 3 songs for this film. (The film’s release was delayed and it got released only in 1948). After this assignment, there is a gap of about 3 years in his filmy career. When partition happened he returned to Lahore in September 1947 to search for and bring back his mother. Sometime in the middle of 1948, he had to hurriedly leave Lahore. After returning, he first came to Delhi, where he occupied himself editing an Urdu periodical for about a year. In May 1949, he came to Bombay with a resolve to become a song writer for the films.

The greatest handicap for Sahir Sahab in pursuing his career in film industry was that he was already a popular Urdu poet with his published work ‘Talkhiyaan’ (1945). The film industry is generally wary of poets’ capabilities of writing lyrics for the songs for given situations in the films. After struggling for about 2 years, he got the opportunity to write songs for the film ‘Naujawaan’ (1951) under SD Burman. The box office success of ‘Baazi’ (1951) in the same year with its hit songs gave a boost to his career in the film industry. During 1951-57, Sahir Sahab majorly worked with SD Burman (138 songs out of 218).

Sahir Ludhianvi’s ‘obsession’ to place his song writings above the contributions of  singers and music directors seems to have come into open sometime in mid 1950s when he had arguments with Lata Mangeshkar on this issue. It is a moot point whether it was Lata Mangeshkar who refused to sing his songs or other way round. But the end result was that Sahir lost 9 out of 11 films because producers/directors will have Lata Mangeshkar rather than Sahir Ludhianvi [Source: Javed Akhtar on TV programme ‘Classic Legends’]. Two films which remained with him were ‘Pyaasa’ (1957) and ‘Naya Daur’ (1957) in which Lata Mangeshkar had no songs. But it was these two films which gave him the status as a song writer par excellence. Here Sahir Sahab proved his point that his songs could still become popular without Lata Mangeshkar.

However, the success of these two films also resulted in the termination of Sahir Sahab’s  association with two top music directors at that time – SD Burman and OP Nayyar due to clash of egos. Again, the issue raised was that it was his songs more than the music that these two films became hits. In support of his claims, he started quoting his fees for song writings in a film one rupee above the amount agreed to be paid to the music director of that film. With his tiffs with the top playback singer and two top music directors of that time, many in the Hindi film industry must have felt at that time that Sahir Sahab committed a hara-kiri and his filmy career was doomed.

While Sahir Sahab eventually made up with Lata Mangeshkar, now it was the time for him to prove that his songs can still become popular in the films without the services of the commercially top rated music directors of that time. He roped in music director Khayyam for ‘Phir Subah Hogi’ (1958),  N Dutta for  ‘Dhool Ka Phool’ (1959) and Roshan for ‘Barsaat Ki Raat’ (1960). While the first film did not fare well at the box office, its songs became very popular. The other two films were super hits on the box office.  In this process, Sahir Sahab not only retained his eminent position in the film industry as a song writer, he became instrumental in giving boost the sagging careers of music directors, Khayyam, Roshan and later  Ravi (‘Gumraah’, 1963).

In the 1960s, he worked mainly with the second line music directors but had super hit films like ‘Hum Dono’ (1961), ‘Dil Hi To Hai’ (1963), ‘Gumraah’ (1963), ‘Mujhe Jeene Do’ (1963), ‘Taj Mahal’ (1963), ‘Kaajal’ (1965), ‘Waqt’ (1965), ‘Hamraaz’ (1967), ‘Aankhen’ (1968). Some of the films which  did not fare well at the box office but their songs are remembered even today were ‘Aaj Aur Kal’ (1963), ‘Chitralekha’ (1964), ‘Ghazal’ (1964), ‘Shagoon’ (1964) and ‘Bahu Begum’ (1967).

There is no denying the fact that there is something magical in Sahir Sahab’s song writings. Most of his songs struck a chord with the audience and the listeners. My own experiences in listening to some of his songs are that his lyrics are the characteristic that first registered in my mind, for most of his songs.

There is a quote in the fashion world – the dress must follow the body and not the body following the shape of the dress. If this quote is extended to film songs, one can say that a beautiful body (lyrics) brings out the best in the dress (music). Sahir Sahab believed that it is the beautiful poetry which brings best of the music composition. He became more forthcoming in keeping his song writings ahead of the music director after the success of ‘Pyaasa’ (1957). In  my view, he was not off the mark, particularly for his popular songs.

In my younger days, when I had listened to “Ye Duniya Agar Mil Bhi Jaaye To Kya Hai” and “Jinhen Naaz Hai Hind Par Wo Kahaan Hain”, the lyrics came to my attention first because they were soulful, momentarily forgetting the contributions of playback singer and the music director. The reason was that the first verse itself created interest in me to listen to the full lyrics. That SD Burman composed the orchestration with bare minimum musical instruments and Rafi sang in a soft voice are the recognition of the importance of the lyrics of these two songs. Probably, this was also the intention of Guru Dutt as a director.

“Jaane Kya Tu Ne Kahi Jaane Kya Maine Suni”  brought the singer  (Geeta Dutt) to the fore in my mind because of her seductive rendition. Yet, he is successful in bringing the words also in the forefront despite the fact that he had written the song on a pre-set tune. The reason is that this song has been written in short verses – mostly within 4 words. In the context of today’s world, one can say the song has been written in Whatsapp language – short yet effective to convey the message.

Even the dream sequence song, “Hum Aapki Aankhon Mein Is Dil Ko Basaa Den To” which was said to be added in the film on the insistence of film distributor/financier, the imageries used  in the song for teasing are unique and remain in the mind of the listeners. This was basically a ‘relief’ song for the audience in the midst of sad and depressing theme of the film. Generally, such type of ‘addition’ of the song goes out of mind quickly but this song became unforgettable.

I will stop analysing the remaining songs of ‘Pyaasa’ at this stage. Sahir Sahab’s list of beautiful film songs is endless. In fact, one can attempt to write a separate article on each of Sahir Sahab’s  films about his songs especially of his films like ‘Phir Subah Hogi’ (1958), ‘Dhool Kaa Phool’ (1959), ‘Barsaat Ki Raat’ (1960), ‘Taj Mahal’ (1963), ‘Dil Hi To Hai’ (1963), ‘Ghazal’ (1964), ‘Chitralekha’ (1964), ‘Waqt’ (1965) etc

In the 70s, Sahir Sahab continued to be in demand but his charisma in his song writings seems to have somewhat waned. This could be because of two main reasons. First, he was basically a romantic poet and the romantic theme in the films had given way for action-oriented themes with angry man image.  It appears he had a premonition about this when he first wrote the nazm “Main Pal Do Pal Ka Shaayar Hoon“.

Secondly, after the death of his mother in 1976,  he seems to have lost interest in song writing. Also,  his PWA friends were advising him to concentrate more on writing literary poetry. It is said that he had almost decided to reduce his commitments for song writing and concentrate more on literary poetry. However, before he could complete his films’ commitments, a massive heart attack took him away from us on October 25, 1980 at the age of 59.

Sahir Sahab’s life can be summed up in one verse of his  nazm Faraar published in ‘Talkhiyaan’ (1945):

ishq naakaam sahi zindagi naakaam nahin 

Sahir Sahab’s love affairs failed but he lived his life at his own terms and immensely contributed to the making of the golden era of Hindi film music. During the three decades of his association with Hindi film industry, he wrote 732 songs in 114 films worked with 30 music directors. Details are given in the table below:

Music Director No. of films Total songs
S D Burman 18 138
Ravi 19 131
N Dutta 17 109
Roshan 07 59
Khayyam 06 42
Laxmikant-Pyarelal 07 36
R D Burman 04 24
O P Nayyar 05 23
Madan Mohan 03 20
Jaidev 03 16*
Chitragupt 02 13
Sapan Chakravarty 02 11
Ravindra Jain 02 10
Kalyanji-Anandji 02 09
Anil Biswas 02 07
Usha Khanna 02 03
Other Music Directors (14) 14 81
TOTAL (30) 114 732

*Note: Includes 3 songs of ‘Laila Majnu’ (1976).

[Source: List of film songs of Sahir Ludhianvi as appendix to ‘Sahir Ludhianvi – People’s Poet’ – Akshay Manwani (2013).]

It can be observed that out of 732 songs Sahir Ludhianvi wrote during his filmy career, as many as 479 songs (65%) were written for just 5 music director – S D Burman (138), Ravi (131), N Dutta (109), Roshan (59) and  Khayyam (42). He had no occasion to write songs for big names like Naushad and Shankar-Jaikishan and the second line music directors like Salil Chaudhury, SN Tripathi etc.

On the occasion of 97th birth anniversary of Sahir Ludhianvi, I have chosen the song “Hum Jab Chalen To Ye Jahaan Jhoome”, the only song he wrote for the film ‘Hum Hindustani’ (1960). This is a motivational song for the youngsters and is aptly sung by Mohammed Rafi under the baton of Usha Khanna.

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Song – Hum Jab Chalen To Ye Jahaan Jhoome (Hum Hindustani) (1960) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics – Sahir Ludhinavi , MD – Usha Khanna

Lyrics

hum jab chalen to
ye jahaan jhoome
aarzoo hamaari
aasmaan ko choome
o ho ho ho
hum jab chalen to
ye jahaan jhoome
aarzoo hamaari
aasmaan ko choome
o ho ho ho
hum jab chalen to. . .
 
hum naye jahaan ke .. paasbaan
hum nayi bahaar ke .. raazdaan
hum hanse to hans pade .. har kali
hum chalen to chal pade .. zindagi
saare nazaaron mein
phoolon mein taaron mein
hamne hi jaadu bhara
hum jab chalen to
ye jahaan jhoome
aarzoo hamaari
aasmaan ko choome
o ho ho ho
hum jab chalen to. . .
 
hamse hai fizaaon mein .. rang-o-boo
hum hai is zameen ki .. aabroo
nadiyon ki raagini .. hamse hai
har taraf ye taazgi .. hamse hai
saare nazaaron mein
phoolon mein taaron mein
hamne hai jaadu bhara. . .
hum jab chalen to. . .
 
door ho gayin sabhi .. mushkilen
khinch ke paas aa gayin .. manzilen
dekh ke shabaab ke .. hausle
khud-ba-khud simat gaye .. faasle
saare nazaaron mein
phoolon mein taaron mein
hamne hi jaadu bhara. . .
hum jab chale to
ye jahaan jhoome
aarzoo hamaari
aasmaan ko choome
o ho ho ho
hum jab chalen to. . .

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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हम जब चलें तो
ये जहान् झूमे
आरज़ू हमारी
आसमान को चूमे
ओ हो हो हो
हम जब चलें तो
ये जहान् झूमे
आरज़ू हमारी
आसमान को चूमे
ओ हो हो हो
हम जब चलें तो॰॰॰

हम नए जहान् के ॰॰ पासबाँ
हम नई बहार के ॰॰ राज़दाँ
हम हँसें तो हंस पड़े ॰॰ हर कली
हम चलें तो चल पड़े ॰॰ ज़िंदगी
सारे नज़ारों में
फूलों में तारों में
हमने है जादू भरा
हम जब चलें तो
ये जहान् झूमे
आरज़ू हमारी
आसमान को चूमे
ओ हो हो हो
हम जब चलें तो॰॰॰

हमसे है फिज़ाओं में ॰॰ रंग ओ बू
हम हैं इस ज़मीन की ॰॰ आबरू
नदियों की रागिनी ॰॰ हमसे है
हर तरफ ये ताजगी ॰॰ हमसे है
सारे नज़ारों में
फूलों में तारों में
हमने है जादू भरा
हम जब चलें तो॰॰॰

दूर हो गईं सभी ॰॰ मुश्किलें
खिंच के पास आ गईं ॰॰ मंज़िलें
देख के शबाब के ॰॰ हौसले
खुद ब खुद सिमट गए ॰॰ फासले
सारे नज़ारों में
फूलों में तारों में
हमने है जादू भरा
हम जब चलें तो
ये जहान् झूमे
आरज़ू हमारी
आसमान को चूमे
ओ हो हो हो
हम जब चलें तो॰॰॰


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.

The uncertainties of life, in some way, always gives us happy as well as sad moments and surprises as well. The journey of life keeps on going on and on still, like that only. . . We never know how things are going to happen around us and what ‘life’ has there in store for us with every new day coming.
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Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday, dear atul-song-a-day blog
Happy  birthday to you

🙂

Yes, it’s that special day of the year again. It’s our blog’s happy happy birthday. It was born on 19th July 2008, so today it completes 9 years. And we, wherever we are in the world, are definitely not going to let the occasion go by without celebration.  Maybe we don’t have cakes and candles, but we have enough blog handles. 🙂 (Ok, admittedly, that was a terrible one!).
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Missing Films of 1960s – 32
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At the beginning of this month, June 1st, I had a personal reminder to myself – passing away anniversary of Khwaja Ahmed Abbas. I was wanting to do a brief remembrance post. Other “things” intervened and the day came and went. Then, it so happened that on the 15th June, there was a set of reminders and requests for the birth centenary celebrations of Sajjaad Husain. Not many “things” intervened that day, and I was able to locate a rare recording of a song from film ‘Dharam’ (1945), as yet unposted, and was able to post the remembrance article in good time. You may remember the title line of that song “Chali Pawan Purvaai, Chali Pawan”.
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This article is written by Raja, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

The 9th of June is the birthday of our beloved Arunkumar Deshmukhji, often fondly referred to as our in-house encyclopaedia. 🙂

Arunji, it takes me great pleasure to wish you a very happy birthday on this occasion – and I say this on behalf of all Atulites for whom you are a very special person.
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This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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.

रोक सकता हमें ज़िन्दान-ए-बला क्या मजरूह
हम तो आवाज़ हैं दीवार से छन जाते हैं

Rok sakta hamen zindaan-e-bala kya ‘Majrooh’
Ham to aawaaz hain deewaar se chhan jaate hain.

[Can prison of calamity stop us?
We are the voice which can infiltrate the wall].

This she’r was written by the young Majrooh Sultanpuri probably sometime in the 1940s. Perhaps he was goaded by the idealistic impulses when he was  associated with the Progressive Writers Association (PWA), a left-oriented ideological group.  Nonetheless, for Majrooh Sultanpuri, it has been a quick transformation – from an idealistic poet of PWA  to a lyricist in the film industry.
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“Do Bhai”(1961) was directed by Vishram Bedekar for All India Pictures. The movie had Abhi Bhattacharya, Shakila, Anil Kumar, Helen, Sulochana, Daisy Irani, Manorama, Rajan Haksar, Indira Bansal, Durga Khote, Om Prakash etc in it.
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