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

Blog Day : 3468 Post No. : 13923

Now, none of the regulars can say they have not heard this song. In a film that boasts of more than one song that competes for the title of the best song in the film, this song surely is one of the best songs in this film. Wow – that sure is saying something for the quality of songs of this film. In 1962, music director Ravi has been active as an independent music director for about seven years now, and he already has about 30 films behind him, that he has composed for. His films include such notable hits as ‘Ek Saal’ (1957), ‘Dilli Ka Thug’ (1958), ‘Ghar Sansaar’ (1958), ‘Chaudhvin Ka Chaand’ (1960), ‘Ghunghat’ (1960), ‘Gharaana’ (1961), ‘Modern Girl’ (1961), ‘Bombay Ka Chor’ (1962) and many more. And then in 1962, out comes this Shammi Kapoor, Shakila, Helen starrer called ‘China Town’ – and the popular response is “Baar Baar Dekho, Hazaar Baar Dekho”. Oh yes, the songs of this film – one just does not feel done with them, no matter how many times you have heard them.

Produced and directed by Shakti Samant, the cast of actors includes such notables – Shammi Kapoor, Shakila, Helen, Madan Puri, SN Bannerjee, Keshav Rana, TunTun, Rashid Khan, Polson, Samson, Shetty, Jeevankala, Mridula and about twenty more names.  Songwriter of all the eight songs in this film is Majrooh Sultanpuri, and the music, already mentioned, is by Ravi.

Eight songs in all, seven of which have already been showcased on our blog. And we come to the yippeee night for this film, brining on board this last, but not the least, songs of this film. It is a lovely composition, and just by listening to it, even without the visual, the image that comes to mind is – Helen. Ravi has tried to recreate the magic of “Mera Naam Chin Chin Chu” – albeit a slower pace, and has done a great composition.

But wait. What is this that I discover? The song that we have always heard in the film, and also as generally available in most uploads – goodness that song is missing from the listings in Geet Kosh. This question took up most of my time today afternoon and evening. I must admit that either I have been forgetful, or plain ignorant. Other folks may already know this, but this song has two versions, which, as I discovered after some leg work on the internet and searching my own collection, are quite different from each other, in terms of wordings. The tune and the melody is exactly the same but the words are noticeably different.

The Geet Kosh listing shows the title of this song as “Laakhon Haseenon Se Hai Gulzar China Town”. But as we play the video clip of this film, this song appears as the film beginning song, with the title line changed to “Rangeen Bahaaron Se Hai Gulzar China Town”. This latter version is the one that is the most available in all the searches one makes online. It is almost as if the former version does not exist. I checked in my collection, and am relieved to find that I have both versions in the folder of this film. And then, with some more intense search online, I am finally also able to locate a Sa Re Ga Ma upload, which is the “Laakhon Haseenon” waala version. The upload comment specifically states that this recording is from the vinyl record prepared from the sound track. There is some error here possibly, because the sound track version is “Rangeen Bahaaron Se”. I checked some more and then I am able to locate an Eraksoldies upload of an SLBC (Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corp) program that presents all songs of this film. Knowing this is an SLBC recording, these songs are quite surely from 78 rpm records. And this selection contains the “Laakhon Haseenon” waala version. I checked again in my collection, and sure enough, this version in my collection also is from a 78 rpm recording. So anyways. . .

What may have been the reason to make two versions, is not clear at this time. We know that it was an era that all songs were recorded twice, once for the 78 rpm record, and once for the final sound track. We see many instances that the two versions are different, in that there is either a different antaraa, or an additional antaraa in the sound track version. More noticeably, the difference in the two versions generally is the music – different lengths of preludes and interludes, maybe an extra couplet in the beginning, subtle variations in the music arrangement and the instruments used. However, it is only rarely that we see that there is a considerable variation in the wordings of different lines themselves. It is generally accepted that the 78 rpm version is released first. Also generally that both versions are recorded simultaneously. But yes, there are known cases where these two recordings may have been done at different points in time, as per circumstantial requirements. Recall the song of ‘Chhalia’ (1960) in which the song “Chhalia Mera Naam. . .” was re-recorded for sound track after the censors raised objections to some words in the original recording.

By that logic, it would seem that the “Laakhon Haseenon” waala version is recorded earlier and the “Rangeen Bahaaron Se” version which appears in the sound track was probably done later. The former, 78 rpm version carries two antaraas, and the latter soundtrack version carries three antaraas. And there is a sizeable modifications of words themselves. Now what prompted these wording changes – that needs to be explored. I would request our knowledgeable readers and friends to please add information related to this query.

The earlier songs posted for this film are listed below.

Baar Baar Dekho Hazaar Baar Dekho 617 25-Jan-09
Dekho Ji Ek Baalaa Jogi 3486 2-Feb-11
Yamma Yamma Yamma Tu Parwaana Main Shamma 4858 21-Oct-11
Hum Se Na Poochho Hum Kahaan Chale 11688 24-Dec-15
Ye Rang Na Chhootega Ulfat Ki Nishaani Hai 13586 15-Sep-17
Bada Qaatil Hai Mera Yaar China Chin Chin Chu 13917 14-Jan-18

 

Of the above listed songs, the “Yamma Yamma Yamma. . .” song actually includes two songs, which are listed at nos. 5 and 6 in the Geet Kosh. And the song “Bada Qaatil Hai Mera Yaar. . .” is the song listed at no. 8 in the Geet Kosh.

So we bring to Yippeee land, this most musical film, that started its journey on our blog close to – goodness, nine years. Wow. Maybe one day we shall do an analysis on the patterns in the time taken to bring all songs of a film on board. Maybe it brings out some interesting results.

Enjoy both these “Rangeen Bahaaren” and “Laakhon Haseeen” versions of the song. And welcome ‘China Town’ to Yippeee land. 🙂

[Ed Note: Ah yes, and the titling on the video clip (it is uploaded in the Rajshri channel) is also incorrect. They have captioned the upload as “Thandi Bahaaron Se. . .” whereas it is very clearly heard as ‘Rangeen Bahaaron Se. . .”.]

[Video Version – from Fim Clip]

[Audio Version – from Gramophone Record]

Song – Rangeen Bahaaron Se Hai Gulzaar China Town  (China Town) (1962) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD – Ravi
Chorus

Lyrics

Video Version
rangeen bahaaron se hai gulzar china town

shehar waalon ki shaam e bahaar china town
aa ke to dekho ek baar china town
china town
china town
china town

ho oo
dekho dekho
idhar to dekho
dil ki ye raahen
hawaayen
ye rang raliyaan
ho oo
behki behki
ye mehki mehki
zulfon ki bhaanti
balkhaati
lehraati kaliyaan
nomoshkaar

rangeen bahaaron se hai gulzar china town
shehar waalon ki shaam e bahaar china town
aa ke to dekho ek baar china town
china town
china town
china town

oo oo
chung chung cheena
o chun chun chinna
kehte hain pyaare
ishaare
sambhal ke zara
oo oo
babu aana
par kho na jaana
ye dil ka pyaala
matwaala
na chhalke zara
bo-shu
rangeen bahaaron se hai gulzar china town
shehar waalon ki shaam e bahaar china town
aa ke to dekho ek baar china town
china town
china town
china town

oo oo
kar le baaten
pyaari hain raaten
tujhko duniya se
begaana
ho jaana hai to aa
oo oo
kar le baaten
pyaari hain raaten
tujhko duniya se
begaana
ho jaana hai to aa
aa-shu
rangeen bahaaron se hai gulzar china town
shehar waalon ki shaam e bahaar china town
aa ke to dekho ek baar china town
china town
china town
china town
china town
china town

Audio Version

laakhon haseenon se hai gulzar china town
dil waalon ki hai shaam e bahaar china town
aa ke to dekho ek baar china town
china town
china town
china town

oo oo
chung chung cheena
qaatil haseena
karti hai pyaare
ishaare
sambhal ke zara
oo oo
babu aana
par kho na jaana
ye dil ka pyaala
matwaala
na chhalke zara
bo-shu
laakhon haseenon se hai gulzar china town
dil waalon ki hai shaam e bahaar china town
aa ke to dekho ek baar china town
china town
china town
china town

oo oo
kar le baaten
pyaari hain raaten
tujhko deewaana
mastaana
ho jaana hai to aa
oo oo
khud hai masti
yahaan ki basti
haare alam ko
har gham ko

bhulaana hai to aa
aa-shu
laakhon haseenon se hai gulzar china town
dil waalon ki shaam e bahaar china town
aa ke to dekho ek baar china town

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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विडियो संस्करण
रंगीं बहारों से है गुलज़ार चाइना टाउन
शहर वालों की शाम ए बहार चाइना टाउन
आ के तो देखो एक बार चाइना टाउन
चाइना टाउन
चाइना टाउन
चाइना टाउन

हो ओ॰॰॰
देखो देखो
इधर तो देखो
दिल कि ये राहें
हवाएँ
ये रंग रलियाँ
हो ओ॰॰॰
बहकी बहकी
ये महकी महकी
ज़ुल्फों की भांति
बलखाती
लहराती कलियाँ
नोमोष्कार

रंगीं बहारों से है गुलज़ार चाइना टाउन
शहर वालों की शाम ए बहार चाइना टाउन
आ के तो देखो एक बार चाइना टाउन
चाइना टाउन
चाइना टाउन
चाइना टाउन

ओ ओ॰॰॰
चुँग चुँग चीना
ओ चुन चुन चिन्ना
कहते हैं प्यारे
इशारे
संभाल के ज़रा
ओ ओ॰॰॰
बाबू आना
पर खो ना जाना
ये दिल का प्याला
मतवाला
ना छलके ज़रा
बो-शू
रंगीं बहारों से है गुलज़ार चाइना टाउन
शहर वालों की शाम ए बहार चाइना टाउन
आ के तो देखो एक बार चाइना टाउन
चाइना टाउन
चाइना टाउन
चाइना टाउन

ओ ओ॰॰॰
कर ले बातें
प्यारी हैं रातें
तुझको दुनिया से
बेगाना
हो जाना है तो आ
ओ ओ॰॰॰
कर ले बातें
प्यारी हैं रातें
तुझको दुनिया से
बेगाना
हो जाना है तो आ
आ-शू
रंगीं बहारों से है गुलज़ार चाइना टाउन
शहर वालों की शाम ए बहार चाइना टाउन
आ के तो देखो एक बार चाइना टाउन
चाइना टाउन
चाइना टाउन
चाइना टाउन
चाइना टाउन
चाइना टाउन

औडियो संस्करण
लाखों हसीनों से है गुलज़ार चाइना टाउन
दिल वालों की है शाम ए बहार चाइना टाउन
आ के तो देखो एक बार चाइना टाउन
चाइना टाउन
चाइना टाउन
चाइना टाउन

ओ ओ॰॰॰
चुँग चुँग चीना
क़ातिल हसीना
करती है प्यारे
इशारे
संभल के ज़रा
ओ ओ॰॰॰
बाबू आना
पर खो ना जाना
ये दिल का प्याला
मतवाला
ना छलके ज़रा
बो-शू
लाखों हसीनों से है गुलज़ार चाइना टाउन
दिल वालों की है शाम ए बहार चाइना टाउन
आ के तो देखो एक बार चाइना टाउन
चाइना टाउन
चाइना टाउन
चाइना टाउन

ओ ओ॰॰॰
कर ले बातें
प्यारी हैं रातें
तुझको दीवाना
मस्ताना
हो जाना है तो आ
ओ ओ॰॰॰
खुद है मस्ती
यहाँ की बस्ती
हारे अलम को
हर ग़म को
भुलाना है तो आ
आ-शू
लाखों हसीनों से है गुलज़ार चाइना टाउन
दिल वालों की है शाम ए बहार चाइना टाउन
आ के तो देखो एक बार चाइना टाउन
चाइना टाउन
चाइना टाउन
चाइना टाउन
चाइना टाउन
चाइना टाउन

 

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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 : 3457 Post No. : 13867

“Do Dilon Ki Daastaan”(1966) was directed by Raj Khosla for Deep and Pradeep Productions, Bombay, the home prodiction of Pradeep Kumar. The movie had Vyjyanti Mala, Pradeep Kumar, Om Prakash, Shashikala, Rehman, B Nandi, Jagdeep, Nazeer Hussain, Tuntun etc in it.

This “social” movie had eight songs in it. Four of these songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the fifth song from “Do Dilon Ki Daastaan”(1966). This song is a rare song and only its audio is available. The lyricist of the song is not known. Music is composed by O P Nayyar.

I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this movie whose prints do not seem to be available.


Song-Kahiye janaab e aali kahaan rahe (Do Dilon Ki Daastaan)(1966) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, MD-O P Nayyar

Lyrics

kahiye janaab e aali
kahaan rahe
haan
bahut dinon ke baad ho miley
ji itne din kahaan thhe tum
ye kya hai silsile
kahiye janaab e aali
kahaan rahe
kahiye janaabe aali
kahaan rahe
bahut dinon ke bad ho miley
ji itne din kahaan thhe tum
ye kya hai silsile
kahiye
kahiye janaab e aali
kahaan rahe
chhoo chhoo chhoo chhoo chhoo baby
aa haha
aa ha ha

nigaah poochhti hai
khush to ho
milaa lo haath haath se
jo hosh ho
nigaah poochhti hai
khush to ho
milaa lo haath haath se
jo hosh ho
o o o
lelo janabe aali hamaara dil
ye phool hai ise na todiye
ye muft mein agar mile
ise na chhodiye

kahiye
kahiye janaab e aali kahaan rahe
hamaare ghar bhi aayiye kabhi kabhi
karenge hum to faisla abhi abhi
hamaare ghar bhi aayiye kabhi kabhi
karenge hum to faisla abhi abhi

hamaare ghar bhi aayiye kabhi kabhi
karenge hum to faisla abhi abhi
o o o
nigaah bholi bhali ye keh rahi
na dekhiye hamen garoor se
tadap kar ke ishq hai hamen huzur se
kahiye
kahiye janaab e aali kaha rahe
chhoo chhoo chhoo chhoo chhoo baby
aa ha ha
aa haa ha
aa ha ha
aa haa ha
o ho ho
o ho ho


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 : 3457 Post No. : 13865

#the Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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# Bhoole-Bisre Geet #60 # Missing RD Burman movies of 1971-1980
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 Today 4th January is the twenty third ‘Remembrance Day’ (27th June’1939- 04th January’1994) of the ‘versatile genius’ RD Burman or our beloved Pancham Da. On this occasion here is a song from the movie ‘Rani Mera Naam’ from  1972.

The film was directed by KSR Das for ‘Balkrishna Movies, Madras’. It had Vijaylalita, Premnath, Ajit, Madan Puri, Anwar Hussain, Iftikhaar, Natrajan, Jagdeep, Jayshree T, Faryal and Baby Sridevi. Vinod Mehra did a special appearance in this movie. Nazir Hussain, Sulochana, Pandari Bai made guest appearances while Ashok Kumar and Om Prakash made friendly appearances in this movie.

This movie has four songs penned by Majrooh Sultanpuri and composed by RD Burman. There are three solos of Asha Bhonsle, and one duet song sung by Asha Bhonsle and Manna Dey.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 19.04.1972. By introducing this movie on the blog, we are adding one more of RD Burman’s missing movies from 1971-1980 on the blog.

As it happens with me while introducing a new movie on the blog, this time also, I was in dilemma about the song to be shared first. Finally, I decided to go by the first song in the movie as listed in HFGK. This song is picturized on Faryal – the yesteryears’ actress who has performed many dances including many cabarets in those days.The video link also gives her date of birth which is 3rd November 1945, which matches with her date of birth an mentioned on the anniversary page of the blog.

I am not aware much about her personal life. I remember watching her in many movies of the seventies. I would request knowledgeable readers to throw more light about the actress and her movies and on the songs of this movie ‘Rani Mera Naam’. I am reproducing below the information about her as available and taken from Wikipedia. The page is available here

 

Faryal (born 3 November 1945 in Syria) is an Indian film actress and dancer of mixed Indian and Arabic descent working in Hindi films. She was a popular Bollywood cabaret dancer and actress in the 1960s and 70’s.

Faryal was born in the Damascus area of Syria on 3 November 1945 to an Indian father and a Syrian mother. She completed her education at Loretto Convent, Simla, Cathedral High School and St. Xavier’s College, Bombay. Faryal worked for a while as an air hostess in Air India before joining films. She is a product of the ‘Filma­Iaya School of Acting’.

Faryal entered Bollywood in 1965 in the black-n-white movie ‘Zindagi aur Maut’, as a lead role opposite Pradeep Kumar. This film contained famous song “Dil Laga Kar Hum Ye Samjhe” sung solo by Asha Bhonsle and Mahender Kapoor. Both these songs are available on YouTube. Faryal was liked by people and resulted in her getting lead role in film ‘Biradari’ (1966) opposite Shashi Kapoor. The movie was a total flop. She was noted for her role as a cabaret dancer in the movie ‘Jewel Thief’ released in 1967. After the movie’s release, offers started pouring in. In an interview in 1973, Faryal stated that “Ever since Goldie cast me in that glamorous dancer’s role in Je­wel Thief,  film makers have looked upon me as an “excel­lent cabaret dancer”.” Whereas in reality I have never learnt dancing,” “I don’t even like dancing; I rather hate it”. At first afraid of being typecast, Faryal was reluctant to accept the numerous offers that she received soon after the release of Jewel Thief. But gradually she realized that if she refused the roles there were ten others ready to replace her. And now the bath tub scene in ‘Apradh’ released in 1972 had given me an even worse image”. Faryal retired from movies in 1984 after her performance as the girlfriend of Jeetendra in ‘Gold Medal’.

 Let us now enjoy the song under discussion …

 


Song – Andhera. . . Aur Kuchh Nahin Teri Kahaani Mein (Rani Mera Naam) (1972) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD – RD Burman

Lyrics

andheraa aa
andheraa
andheraa
andheraa aa
aur kuchh nahin teri kahaani mein
aa aa
ho sake to
pyaar ki
aag hi lagaa le
zindgaani mein

aa
andheraa aa
andheraa
andheraa
andheraa aa
aur kuchh nahin teri kahaani mein
aa aa
ho sake to pyaar ki aag hi lagaa le
zindgaani mein

tu ru oo ru tu ru ru tu
ru ru tu ru ru tu
ru ru tu ru ru tu
ru ru

ru ru oo
ru tu ru ru tu
ru ru tu ru ru tu
ru ru tu ru ru tu
ru ru oo hoo oo

jab to mazaa hai
tere liye koyi bharti hon aahen
kahin khoyi khoyi
aye jeena nahin
jeena akele ae
marna nahin
marna akele
samjhe jaaneman
jab to mazaa hai
tere liye koyi bharti hon aahen
kahin khoyi khoyi
ye bhi na ho to
kya rahaa jawaani mein
andheraa aa
andheraa aa
aur kuchh nahin teri kahaani mein
aa aa
ho sake ae
to
pyaar ki
arey aag hi lagaa le
zindgaani mein

koyi nahin to aa
o mere baanke
rakh le mujh hi ko dil se lagaa ke
ae ae
chaahe isme tu bhi jal jaa
tere tan se
mil mil jaaye
jwaalaa aa saa badan
koyi nahin to aa
o mere baanke
rakh le mujh hi ko dil se lagaa ke
kar le koi ujaala zindgaani mein
andheraa aa
andheraa
andheraa
andheraa
andheraa
aur kuchh nahin teri kahaani mein
aa aa
ho sake to pyaar ki
arey aag hi lagaa le
zindgaani mein
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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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अँधेरा आ
अँधेरा
अँधेरा
अँधेरा आ
और कुछ नहीं तेरी कहानी में
आ आ
हो सके तो
प्यार कि
आग ही लगा ले
जिंदगानी में

अँधेरा आ
अँधेरा
अँधेरा
अँधेरा आ
और कुछ नहीं तेरी कहानी में
आ आ
हो सके तो
प्यार कि
आग ही लगा ले
जिंदगानी में
तू रु ऊ रु तू रु रु तू
रु रु तू रु रु तू
रु रु तू रु रु तू
रु रु
रु रु ऊ
रु तू रु रु तू
रु रु तू रु रु तू
रु रु तू रु रु तू
रु रु ऊ हूँ ऊ
जब तो मज़ा है
तेरे लिए कोई भरती हों आहें
कहीं खोयी खोयी
ए जीना नहीं
जीना अकेले ए
मरना नहीं
मरना अकेले
समझे जानेमन
जब तो मज़ा है
तेरे लिए कोई भरती हों आहें
कहीं खोयी खोयी
ये भी ना हो तो
क्या रहा जवानी में
अँधेरा आ
अँधेरा आ
और कुछ नहीं तेरी कहानी में
आ आ
हो सके तो
प्यार कि
अरे आग ही लगा ले
जिंदगानी में

कोई नहीं तो आ
ओ मेरे बांके
रख ले मुझ ही को दिल से लगा के
ए ए
चाहे इसमें तू भी जल जा
तेरे तन से
मिल मिल जाए
ज्वाला आ सा बदन
कोई नहीं तो आ
ओ मेरे बांके
रख ले मुझ ही को दिल से लगा के
कर ले कोई उजाला जिंदगानी में
अँधेरा आ
अँधेरा
अँधेरा
अँधेरा
अँधेरा
और कुछ नहीं तेरी कहानी में
आ आ
हो सके तो
प्यार कि
अरे आग ही लगा ले
जिंदगानी में


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“Do Dilon Ki Daastaan”(1966) was directed by Raj Khosla for Deep and Pradeep Productions, Bombay, the home prodiction of Pradeep Kumar. The movie had Vyjyanti Mala, Pradeep Kumar, Om Prakash, Shashikala, Rehman, B Nandi, Jagdeep, Nazeer Hussain, Tuntun etc in it.

This “social” movie had eight songs in it. Three of these songs have been covered in the past.

After a gap of some six years, here is the next song from “Do Dilon Ki Daastaan”(1966). This song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. Raja Mehdi Ali Khan is the lyricist. Music is composed by O P Nayyar.

Only the audio of this song is available. The song sounds like an archtypical club dance song. Going by the cast, this song appears tailormade for Shashikala, but I cannot be sure. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this song.

The first day of the year is drawing to a close and let us enjoy the first evening to the year with this nice club dance song.


Song-Ye machalta samaa (Do Dilon Ki Daastaan)(1966) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Raja Mehdi Ali Khan, MD-O P Nayyar

Lyrics

aa aa
ye machalta samaaan
aa meri jaan e jaan aa
main jawaan dil jawaaan
aa aa
ye machalta samaan
aa meri jaan e jaan aan
main jawaan dil jawaan
aa aa
ye machalta samaaan aa

mere chehre pe til
mere seene mein dil
meri aankhon mein pyaar
aa bhi ja aa
meri aankhon mein pyaar
aa bhi ja
raat madhosh hai
pyaar behosh hai
ban ke dil ka karaar
aa bhi jaa aa
ban ke dil ka karaar
aa bhi jaa
aa aa
aa aa aa aa
ye machalta samaaan
aa meri jaan e jaan
main jawaan dil jawaan
aa aa
ye machalta samaa aa

chaandni pyaar ki
har taraf chha rahi
nahin tadpa mujhe meri jaan
nahin tadpa mujhe meri jaan
o haseen jaadoogar
main teri hamsafar
mujhko le ja raha tu kahaan aan
mujhko le ja raha tu kahaan
aa aa
aa aa aa aa
ye machalta samaan
aa meri jaan e jaan aan
main jawaan dil jawaan
aa aa
ye machalta samaa


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

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

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

And WHAT A LEGACY Rafisaab has left behind!

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

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

Just like Rafisaab is always in my heart.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Now onto the song for today.

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

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


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

Lyrics

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

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

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

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

aayi zindagi ki raat
(aaa aaa aaa aaa aaa)

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

naacho jhoom jhoom ke
(aaa aaa aaa aaa aaa)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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“Naseehat”(1967) was directed by Om Patwar for Deedaar movies, Bombay. The movie had Dara Singh, Rajshree (south), Randhawa, Savita, Madan Puri, Tiwari, Sapru, Rajan Haksar, Bhagwan Sinha, Leela Mishra, Kundan, Rajan Kapoor, Samson, Uma Dutt, Keshav, Ridku, Meena, Saudagar Sngh, Helen, Madhumati etc in it.

Two songs from the movie have been covered in the past. Here is the third song from “Naseehat”(1967) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. S H Bihari is the lyricist. Music is composed by O P Nayyar.

The song is picturised as a club dance song on Helen, with villainous looking characters hovering around, as they always do on a club dance situation like this. I request our knowledgeable readers to help identify them.


Song-Mujhko deewaana na kar (Naseehat)(1967) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-S H Bihari, MD-O P Nayyar

Lyrics

boy o boy
boy o boy

mujhko deewaana na kar
aa mere kareeb aa
aaja ke dil tere liye ae
bekaraar hai mera
mujhko deewaana na kar
aa mere kareeb aa
aaja ke dil tera liye ae
bekaraar hai mera
mujhko deewaana na kar

chaahat mein phoolon ki pyaare
kaanton se dar jaana kya
o jaane jaan
duniya waalon se ghabraa kar
jeete jee mar jaana kya o jaane jaan
chaahat mein phoolon ki pyaare
kaanton se dar jaana kya
o jaane jaan
duniya waalon se ghabraakar
jeete jee mar jaana kya o jaane jaan
aaja ke pukaarti hai pyaar ki nazar
kaun si kami hai zara dekh to idhar
jalwe hazaaron hain yahaan
boy o boy
mujhko deewaana na kar
aa mere kareeb aa
aaja ke dil tere liye ae
bekaraar hai mera
mujhko deewaana na kar

tu kya soche
kya hoga anjaam yahaan afsaane ka
o jaane jaan
jo bhi hoga achcha hoga
haal tere deewaane ka
o jaane jaan
tu kya soche
kya hoga anjaam yahaan afsaane ka
o jaane jaan
jo bhi hoga achcha hoga
haal tere deewaane ka
o jaane jaan
dil kisi teer ka nishaana to bane
duniya mein jeene ka bahaana to bane
jeena hi mushkil hai yahaan
boy o boy
mujhko deewaana na kar
aa mere kareeb aa
aaja ke dil tere liye ae
bekaraar hai mera
mujhko deewaana na kar


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“Chaar Meenaar”(1956) was directed by Ravindra Dave for Nagina Films, Bombay. The movie had Nasir Khan, Jabeen, Bhagwan, Renu Makad, Anjali Devi, Nazi, Altaf, Gyani, S K prem, Ramesh Sinha, Rasheed Khan, Narbada Shankar, Helen, Sadiq etc in it.

One song from this movie has been covered in the past. That article was by Mr Arunkumar Deshmukh, our beloved inhouse encyclopaedia. Then a resident of Hyderabad, he, alongwith fellow Hyderabadis, went to the movie hall with great enthusiasm. But all of them were in for a rude shock when they realised that this movie had nothing to do with “Chaar Meenaar”, the famous landmark of Hyderabad. 🙂 That reminded me of my experiences with our Engineering institute library where one would find books on radio activity on the shelf marked “books on radio”. 🙂

The songs of this movie had nothing to with “Chaar Meenaar” either. The songs were good to listen to, though they have become obscure songs by now.

Here is the second song from “Chaar Meenaar”(1956) to aappear in the blog. This song is sung by Geeta Dutt. Vishwamitra Adil is the lyricist. Music is composed by Sardul Kwatra.

Only the audio of this song is available. It sounds like a club dance song picturised on Helen, but I cannot be sure. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this song.


Song-Mausam jawaan hai sab kuchh yahaan hai (Chaar Meenaar)(1956) Singer-Geeta Dutt, Lyrics-Vishwamitra Adil, Sardul Kwatra

Lyrics

mausam jawaan hai
sab kuchh yahaan hai
masti mein jhoom jhoom le
nazron se choom choom le
rut meharbaan hai
tera dil kahaan hai
masti mein jhoom jhoom le
nazron se choom choom le
mausam jawaan hai

dil dil dil mera dil hai tera
mil mil mil piya hamse zara
dil dil dil mera dil hai tera
mil mil mil piya hamse zara
nakhre na kar bhole bhale dilbar
meri tujhse ladi hai nazar
mausam jawaan hai
sab kuchh yahaan hai
masti mein jhoom jhoom le
nazron se choom choom le
mausam jawaan hai

sun sun sun tere bin main jali
chun chun chun piya pyaar ki kali
sun sun sun tere bin main jali
chun chun chun piya pyaar ki kali
nikle hai dam tum bin o sanam
main hoon phool aur tu shabnam
rut meharbaan hai
tera dil kahaan hai
masti mein jhoom jhoom le
nazron se choom choom le
mausam jawaan hai

ruk ruk ruk piya jaaye hai kidhar
jhuk jhuk jhuk gayi kaahe ko nazar
ruk ruk ruk piya jaaye hai kidhar
jhuk jhuk jhuk gayi kaahe ko nazar
kisi ka na ban
pyaare apna to ban
yahi kehti hai dil ki lagan
mausam jawaan hai
sab kuchh yahaan hain
masti me jhoom jhoom le
nazron se choom choom le
rut meharbaan hai
tera dil kahaan hai
masti mein jhoom jhoom le
nazron se choom choom le
mausam jawaan hai


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

Missing Films of 1960s – 36
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Aisa to hota hi hai. The name of the film sometimes is not so interesting; it seems to automatically convey a B/C grade stunt cum familiar crime and punishment fare. And so we tend to pass over such names in our search of favorites. But as always, unfailingly, it is such films that carry some of the best music that we have heard. Plus, as I realized while checking out this film, the music director is OP Nayyar. The year is 1966, and OPN is quite much in the running as one of the top music directors in the industry. And the film that I am un-packaging on this blog for the first time – it is ‘Love And Murder’.

Sure you will say, with such a name, who would pay attention. Plus the star cast – lead pair is Ramesh Deo and Jaimala. Well, who would pause at this film while browsing the lists. Aah, but we err here. If there is Helen in the cast, and the music is by OPN, one can expect some real good songs with Asha Bhosle singing and Helen doing her moves on the screen. Yes, we need to be more sensitive to such tell tale signs as we look for songs to post. Plus given that this film is available, and all its songs are available online – that sure is an error on our part.

So the film ‘Love And Murder’ makes its debut on our blog today, with this signature Helen dance song. It surely caught my fancy as soon as I heard it, and I have repeated heard it many times over the past two three days. And there is more in this film – the other songs are no less exquisite.

This is a stunt film from the banner of Adarshlok, Bombay, and is directed by Raja Paranjape. Cast of actors includes Prithiviraj Kapoor, Ramesh Deo, Jaimala, Helen, Heeralal, Kammo and Chandrakant Ghokale, amongst others. This list is taken from the Geet Kosh details, and possibly more names can be added. One, maybe, in this song itself. Onscreen we see Helen and Ramesh Deo. Later during the performance, Jaimala makes an entry. There is one more familiar face in this clip; the gentleman who gets up and approaches Jaimala as she enters the scene. Is this the actor Suresh? I am guessing, and I request other knowledgeable readers and friends to please confirm or correct my statement.

The film has six songs. Geet Kosh lists names of three songwriters – Shewan Rizvi, SH Behari and Aziz Lucknawi. Of the six songs, two are attributed to Aziz Lucknawi and one each to Shewan Rizvi and SH Behari. Two songs are listed with no name of lyricist attached to it. Today’s song is one of those two songs without an attribution of a songwriter.

OPN + Asha Bhosle + Helen, the combination makes for some very good music and dance performance. This song is no exception. The rhythm and the beats in the song are just superb. OPN shifts between drums for the mukhda and the interludes, and tabla for the antaraas. A typical OPN style that can be seen is some more of his creations.

Enjoy this wholesome debut, wonderful music, and Helen – what more one can ask for. 🙂

 

Song – Mere Dil, Meri Jaan  (Love And Murder) (1966) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – [Unattributed], MD – OP Nayyar

Lyrics

ha aa aa ha ha ha
ha aa aa ha ha ha
ha aa aa ha ha ha
ha aa aa ha ha haaa. . .

mere dil
meri jaan
tu keh de to kar daaloon main dil ka haal byaan
ho mere dil
meri jaan
tu keh de to kar daaloon main dil ka haal byaan..aa..aan

ho laara ho laara
ho laara ho laara
ho laara ho laara ho laara ho oo oo

khamoshi kehti hai
bechaini rehti hai
khamoshi kehti hai
bechaini rehti hai
tanhaai ki raaten hain
deewaaron se baaten hain
tanhaai ki raaten hain
deewaaron se baaten hain
ho ja re mujh par zara meharbaan
ho ja re mujh par zara meharbaan

ho mere dil
ho oo
meri jaan
haaaye
tu keh de to kar daaloon main dil ka haal byaan
ha ha ha ha ha
ho mere dil
ho oo
meri jaan
ho oo oo
tu keh de to kar daaloon main dil ka haal byaan..aa..aan

ho ra la ho la ho
o la la ho la ho
ra la ho ra ho ra ho oo oo

aankhon mein tu hi tu
saanson mein tu hi tu
aankhon mein tu hi tu
saanson mein tu hi tu
aa ja meri baahon mein
jannat hai in raahon mein
aa ja meri baahon mein
jannat hai in raahon mein
sun le mere pyaar ki daastaan
sun le mere pyaar ki daastaan

ho mere dil
ho oo
meri jaan
ho oo
tu keh de to kar daaloon main dil ka haal byaan
ha ha ha ha ha
ho mere dil
meri jaan
ho oo oo
tu keh de to kar daaloon main dil ka haal byaan..aa..aan
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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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हा आ आ हा हा हा
हा आ आ हा हा हा
हा आ आ हा हा हा
हा आ आ हा हा हा॰ ॰ ॰

मेरे दिल
मेरी जाँ
तू कह दे तो कर डालूँ मैं दिल का हाल बयां
हो मेरे दिल
मेरी जाँ
तू कह दे तो कर डालूँ मैं दिल का हाल बयां॰॰आ॰॰आं

हो लारा हो लारा
हो लारा हो लारा
हो लारा हो लारा हो लारा हो ओ ओ

खामोशी कहती है
बेचैनी रहती है
खामोशी कहती है
बेचैनी रहती है
तनहाई की रातें हैं
दीवारों से बातें हैं
तनहाई की रातें हैं
दीवारों से बातें हैं
हो जा रे मुझपे ज़रा महरबां
हो मेरे दिल
हो ओ
मेरी जाँ
हा॰॰ए
तू कह दे तो कर डालूँ मैं दिल का हाल बयां
हा हा हा हा हा
हो मेरे दिल
हो ओ
मेरी जाँ
हो ओ ओ
तू कह दे तो कर डालूँ मैं दिल का हाल बयां॰॰आ॰॰आं

हो रा ला हो ला हो
ओ ला ला हो ला हो
रा ला हो रा हो रा हो ओ ओ

आँखों में तू ही तू
साँसों में तू ही तू
आँखों में तू ही तू
साँसों में तू ही तू
आजा मेरी बाहों में
जन्नत है राहों में
सुन ले मेरे प्यार की दास्ताँ
सुन ले मेरे प्यार की दास्ताँ
हो मेरे दिल
हो ओ
मेरी जाँ
हो ओ
तू कह दे तो कर डालूँ मैं दिल का हाल बयां
हा हा हा हा हा
हो मेरे दिल
मेरी जाँ
हो ओ ओ
तू कह दे तो कर डालूँ मैं दिल का हाल बयां॰॰आ॰॰आं


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

Hullo to Atuldom

‘Saajan Mere Main Saajan Ki’ is a movie released in 1980. It was directed by Hiren Nag and produced by Ramraj Nahata. It had a star cast of Ashok Kumar, Raj Babbar, Raj Kiran, Rameshwari, Kaajal Kiran, Shashikala, Dina Pathak, Madan Puri etc. Songs were written and composed by Ravindra Jain. I have never seen the movie and so I have no idea what it was all about.

But one song from that movie has stayed in my memory. The playback for that song is by Manna Dey with Dilraj Kaur. What has stuck with me since I saw it on Doordarshan’s Chaayageet/Chitrahaar is the sight of Ashok Kumar and Shashikala living it up at a disco.

That was the period when Ashok Kumar used play a lovable old man who doesn’t mind enjoying himself occasionally with wine, women etc. All these would many-a-times be just to irritate a younger character or bring a wayward youngster to toe his line. But all his roles were very cute. Very often his partner would be the other lovable old man Pran, in addition he used to team up with Utpal Dutt, AK Hangal, and sometimes his team mate would be any actress with whom he has paired romantically in his younger days. Like in today’s song he is merrily dancing with Shashikala who herself was a dancing star in her younger days. Before this the two had appeared in ‘Khubsoorat’ as Sasur and Bahu. And yes, that film also is from 1980. 🙂 In this film, we see  Shashikala do a kathak piece as Dada Moni plays the tabla. I also remember Shashikala with Ashok Kumar in BR Chopra’s ‘Gumraah’ (1963) too.

I am sure many of the regular followers of this blog will remember that today is Dada Moni’s birth anniversary. He would have been 106. Let us remember him with this lively party song.

Song – Hi Honey. . . Hi Hi Honey (Saajan Mere Main Saajan Ki) (1980) Singer – Manna Dey, Dilraj Kaur, Lyrics – Ravindra Jain, MD – Ravindra Jain
Manna Dey + Dilraj Kaur
Male Chorus
Female Chorus
All Chorus

Lyrics

disco disco disco
disco disco disco
lets go on the dance floor
disco disco disco
disco

hi honey
hi hi honey
hi honey
hi hi honey
sweety sweety aisi beauty
humne dekhi na suni
sweety sweety aisi beauty
humne dekhi na suni

how funny
how how funny
o how funny
o how funny
jhoothi jhoothi naughty naughty
baaten tumse hi suni
jhoothi jhoothi naughty naughty
baaten tumse hi suni
hi honey
hi hi honey
hi hi honey
hi hi honey

lallall lall lalla
la la la la la la lala
lallall lall lalla
la la la la la la lala
lallall lall lalla

la la lal lal lalla
la la lal lal lalla
laaa laaa

ye to aap ka husn-e-nazar hai
ooo hooo
warna kya hain hum humko khabar hai
oo oo
kaun kahta hai dhalti umar hai
hooo oooo
har adaa me bala ka asar hai
baahon me baahen dono daalo
behak rahi hum sambhalo
o baahon me baahen dono daalo
behak rahi hum sambhalo
oooooo
hi honey
hi hi honey
hi hi honey
hi hi honey
tere mere jaisi jodi banegi aur na bani
jhoothi jhoothi naughty naughty
baaten tumse hi suni
hi honey
hi hi honey
hi hi honey
hi hi honey

dada moni
dada moni
its not so funny
not so funny
aish karogi miss malini
laila majnu
shirin farhad
in sabke sath zamana humen bhi karega yaad
haan jannat nasheen
unki roohen
hum se zinda dilon ko deti hain aashirvaad
preet ke rog me padke
dhak dhak dhak dil dhadke
preet ke rog me padke
dhak dhak dhak dil dhadke
hi honey
hi hi honey
hi hi honey
hi hi honey
jitni fine old wine
utna hi old honey
sweety sweety aisi beauty
humne dekhi na suni
hi honey
hi hi honey
hi hi honey
hi hi honey
hi honey
hi hi honey
hi hi honey
hi hi honey
hi honey
hi hi honey
hi hi honey
hi hi honey

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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डिस्को डिस्को डिस्को
डिस्को डिस्को डिस्को
लेट्स गो ऑन द डांस फ्लोर
डिस्को डिस्को डिस्को
डिस्को

हाए हनी
हाए हाए हनी
हाए हनी
हाए हाए हनी
स्वीटी स्वीटी ऐसी ब्यूटी
हम ने देखि ना सुनी
स्वीटी स्वीटी ऐसी ब्यूटी
हम ने देखि ना सुनी

हाओ फन्नी
हाओ हाओ फन्नी
ओ हाओ फन्नी
ओ हाओ फन्नी
झूठी झूठी नौटी नौटी
बातें तुमसे ही सुनी
हाए हनी
हाए हाए हनी
हाए हनी
हाए हाए हनी

लल्लल्ल लल्ल लल्ला
ला ला ला ला ला ला लाला
लल्लल्ल लल्ल लल्ला
ला ला ला ला ला ला लाला
लल्लल्ल लल्ल लल्ला

ला ला लल लल लल्ला
ला ला लल लल लल्ला
ला ला

ये तो आपका हुस्न ए नज़र है
ऊ हू
वरना क्या हैं हम हमको खबर है
ऊ ऊ
कौन कहता है ढलती उमर है
हू हू
हर अदा में बला का असर है
बाहों में बाहें दोनों डालो
बहक रहीं हूँ संभालो
बाहों में बाहें दोनों डालो
बहक रहीं हूँ संभालो
ओ ओ
हाए हनी
हाए हाए हनी
हाए हनी
हाए हाए हनी
तेरे मेरे जैसी जोड़ी बनेगी ना बनी
झूठी झूठी नौटी नौटी
बातें तुमसे ही सुनी
हाए हनी
हाए हाए हनी
हाए हनी
हाए हाए हनी

दादा मोनी
दादा मोनी

इट्स नौट सो फन्नी
नौट सो फन्नी
ऐश करोगी मिस मालिनी
लैला मजनूँ
शीरी फरहाद
इन सबके साथ ज़माना हमें भी करेगा याद
हाँ जन्नत नशीं उनकी रूहें
हमसे ज़िंदादिलों को देती हैं आशीर्वाद
प्रीत के रोग में पड़ के
धक धक धक दिल धड़के
प्रीत के रोग में पड़ के
धक धक धक दिल धड़के
हाए हनी
हाए हाए हनी
हाए हनी
हाए हाए हनी
जितनी फ़ाइन ओल्ड वाइन
उतना ही स्वीट हनी
स्वीटी स्वीटी ऐसी ब्यूटी
हम ने देखि ना सुनी
हाए हनी
हाए हाए हनी
हाए हनी
हाए हाए हनी
हाए हनी
हाए हाए हनी
हाए हनी
हाए हाए हनी
हाए हनी

हाए हाए हनी
हाए हनी
हाए हाए हनी


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

Hullo to all in atuldom

The city of Calcutta–1962. A city so vibrant, so alive, so stylish, it was referred to as “The Paris of the East”. This exotic backdrop serves as the perfect locale for the tender, immortal love story about to unfold.

A young girl – Lolita, orphaned at an early age, is sent to live with her uncle’s family, where destiny introduces her to a young boy – Shekhar, a budding musician, the son of an affluent businessman. Together, through childhood and adolescence, Shekhar and Lolita share joys and sorrows, fond memories and bitter-sweet experiences and unknown to them, a relationship of deep friendship and trust takes roots within their young hearts. It is such an unspoken right they hold over each other that it metamorphosizes into a love so intense, they do not even see it coming. It takes the arrival of an outsider, Girish, for them to discover their true feelings for each other. The chemistry between Lolita and Shekhar sizzles and sparkles, till it explodes. But fate has something else in store for them. Greed, deception and malicious intent are waiting to plague Lolita and Shekhar’s innocent love. Events twist and turn beyond their control, spin around them in a maze of suspicion, misunderstandings and high temper until even their love cannot stop them from being torn apart. Can true love conquer these insurmountable obstacles, or will it succumb to them? Will Lolita and Shekhar be forever swept apart by these tumultuous events or can they fulfil their destiny and come back together?

This is the synopsis of the 2005 Pradeep Sarkar directed ‘Parineeta’. It is adapted from the 1914 Bengali novel by Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay which itself was set in the Calcutta (now Kolkata) of the early 20th century. The novel has an added “Brahmoism” angle too which further distances Shekhar and Lalitha. The novel was first made into a movie in 1953 by Bimal Roy with Ashok Kumar and Meena Kumari playing Shekhar and Lalitha. The 2005 version has Saif Ali Khan and Vidya Balan playing the lead. Girin/Girish was played by Asit Baran and Sanjay Dutt in the two versions respectively. The older movie has music by Arun Mukherjee and the later version has Shantanu Moitra’s music. Raima Sen played Lalitha’s cousin in the new version, would love to know about who was in that role in 1953.
[Ed Note: In the 1953 version, the name of the cousin is Malti. Request is to all readers and friends to help identify the actress behind this role. As per the cast list, possible name can be Manju. Confirmation is required.]

There is an actress who has a guest appearance in this Vidya Balan movie – and that becomes the purpose for me to present this post today. I used to be a huge fan of her; especially after her act in ‘Khubsoorat’ (1980). I know that I have said this many times on this blog and I will say it again. Yes, yes! I am talking of Rekha. I must confess that I have not seen many of her pre- ‘Khoobsurat’ movies in the theatre in those days because the movies I saw were mostly selected by my dear Dad. But I have made up for that lack by seeing many of them on TV and mostly satellite television. I have noted that she was definitely a performer who did the stupidest characters assigned to her with a lot of sincerity; wore the gaudiest outfits given to her without showing discomfort; acted with heroes/actors old enough to be her father; all because she had to financially support her family. Eventually it was revealed that she is the daughter of the Tamil actor Gemini Ganesan through one of his many wives.

She started off her career with a Kannada movie ‘Operation Jackpot Nalli CID 999’, opposite Dr. Raajkumar and her first Hindi movie ‘Anjaana Safar’ opposite Biswajit had a delayed release in 1979 due to censorship issues. Incidentally this film was re-titled as ‘Do Shikaari’, when released in 1979.  This delay made ‘Saawan Bhadon’ (1970) opposite Navin Nischol her first Hindi movie released for vieweing. What followed were movies with all the major actors of the time like Sunil Dutt, Dharmendra, Rajendra Kumar, Vinod Khanna, Vinod Mehra, Jeetendra, Rajesh Khanna etc but they were mostly glamour doll roles not of much substance. It is a surprise that she has lasted this long in an industry where beautiful looks are of utmost importance, she was called an ugly duckling at that time. Her transformation started somewhere around the mid-seventies and her role selection gave audiences such movies as ‘Do Anjaane’ (1976) and ‘Ghar’ (1978) – she had turned into a beautiful swan. Then we were flooded with movies like ‘Khoobsurat’ (1980), ‘Umrao Jaan’ (1981), ‘Judaai’ (1980), ‘Bassera’ (1981), and the list goes on. Just when things seemed to go downward she bounced back with an award-winning performance in ‘Khoon Bhari Maang’ (1988). We cannot forget her in ‘Vijeta’ (1982), ‘Kalyug’ (1981), ‘Utsav’ (1984) all made by Shashi Kapoor – he gave her a variety of characters to play.

She was one actress who obeyed her choreographers and danced into our hearts in cabarets, mujras, even a few classical dances, or the typical Bollywood Bhagwan Dada dance. Today I am showcasing her for the blog in a song/ dance from when she was just into her 50s. I could very well have chosen any of the songs from when she used to play the lead but a recent forward on our WhatsApp group about her appearance at the Filmfare Awards Night 2004 reminded me that this DIVA doesn’t age. That forward also showed her dance – about the same time this song of ‘Parineeta’ was being filmed. Today’s song has her play the Moulin Rouge singer with Sunidhi Chauhan give her the  playback. It has a very old worldly feel to it. Raima Sen (Suchitra Sen’s granddaughter) and family are in the audience with Sanjay Dutt.

Happy Birthday dear Rekha…. 🙂

 

 

Song – Kaisi Paheli Zindgaani (Parineeta) (2005) Singer – Sunidhi Chauhan, Lyrics – Swanand Kirkire, MD – Shantanu Moitra
Chorus

Lyrics

mmmm

aah haa

nai
nahin nai ye baatein
ye baatein hain puraani
kaisi
paheli hai ye kaisi
paheli zindgaani
thaama
haan roka is ko kisne
haaan ye to behta paani
mm
kaisi
paheli hai ye kaisi
paheli zindgaani

la la la la
la la la la
zu zu zu zu
zu zu zuzu zu zu

pee le isey
is mein nasha
jisne piya
wo gham me bhi hasaa haha
pal me hasaaye
aur pal me rulaaye ye kahaani
ooooo
kaisi paheli hai ye kaisi
paheli zindgaani
thaama
haan roka is ko kisne
haaan ye to behta paani
haan
kaisi paheli hai ye kaisi
paheli zindgaani
oooo

la la la la
la la la la
zu zu zu zu
zu zu zuzu zu zu

aankhon mein gar
sapna naya
aansoo tera
ik moti hai bana
sooni
dagar pe jaise sooni
ye chaaon ho suhaani
ooooooo
mm kaisi
paheli hai ye kaisi
paheli zindgaani
ooh hooo
thaama
haan roka is ko kisne
haaan ye to behta paani
kaisi
mmm hmmmm
kaisi paheli zindgaani
ooooh baby

nai
nahin nai ye baatein
ye baatein hain puraani
ooo hooo hooo
kaisi paheli hai
ye kaisi paheli zindgaani
thaama
haan roka is ko kisne
haaan ye to behta paani
o ho ho ho
kaisi paheli hai ye kaisi
paheli zindgaani

———————————————————
Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
———————————————————

मम्म्म

आह हा

नई
नहीं नई ये बातें
ये बातें हैं पुरानी
कैसी
पहेली है ये कैसी
पहेली ज़िंदगानी
थामा
हाँ रोका इसको किसने
हाँ ये तो बहता पानी
म्म
कैसी
पहेली है ये कैसी
पहेली ज़िंदगानी

ला ला ला ला
ला ला ला ला
ज़ू ज़ू ज़ू ज़ू
ज़ू ज़ू ज़ूज़ू ज़ू ज़ू

पीले इसे
इस में नशा
जिसने पिया
वो ग़म में भी हंसा हा हा
पल में हसाये
और पल में रुलाये ये कहानी
ऊ॰॰ऊ॰॰ऊ
कैसी
पहेली है ये कैसी
पहेली ज़िंदगानी
ऊ॰॰

ला ला ला ला
ला ला ला ला
ज़ू ज़ू ज़ू ज़ू
ज़ू ज़ू ज़ूज़ू ज़ू ज़ू

आँखों में गर
सपना नया
आँसू तेरा
इक मोती बना
सूनी डगर पे जैसे सूनी
ये छाओं हो सुहानी
ऊ॰॰ऊ॰॰ऊ
म्म
कैसी
पहेली है ये कैसी
पहेली ज़िंदगानी
ऊ हू
थामा
हाँ रोका इसको किसने
हाँ ये तो बहता पानी
म्म
कैसी
मम्म्म हम्मम
पहेली ज़िंदगानी
ऊह बेबी

नई
नहीं नई ये बातें
ये बातें हैं पुरानी
ऊ हू हू
कैसी
पहेली है ये कैसी
पहेली ज़िंदगानी
थामा
हाँ रोका इसको किसने
हाँ ये तो बहता पानी
ओ हो हो हो
कैसी
पहेली है ये कैसी
पहेली ज़िंदगानी
 


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