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This article is written by Peevesie’s mom, 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.

Hullo Atulwaasis

I know many followers of this blog are also fans of cricket. I am sure many have their favourite cricket commentators. I will not say Sunil Gavaskar is my favourite commentator but yes, I remember many points that he has made over the years in his commentary. Specially in the period when he had just taken to commentary after his stint as a successful cricketer. This is a point he has made regularly, it can be taken as his advice to young cricketers. He has said and I quote: “always try to reach your milestone run of 50 or 100 with a four or two, never a single.”

He gives an explanation to support this thought “it covers for any short run, or any run which the batsman has scored which has inadvertently been credited to extras.” He further used to advice that in case it was a single that took you to 50 or 100 then it is always good to follow it up with a single or two to cover up for inadvertent wrong markings. It seems this was the advice his coach gave him. It makes sense but must have been true for the age and time when computers had not yet stepped in and replaced manual score cards.

Why did I start my post with the above thoughts? Is today’s post of mine cricket based? No! it is just my first single after my double hundred. I remember I had waited for about six balls oops! 😉 days after my first hundred to write a post or find an occasion to write. But this time around I have found the perfect ball (occasion) to hit a defensive stroke needed for a quick single.

Today our dear Golden Zulfonwali turns a year older. She used to say her name was “Chin Chin Chu” asked us to live life whole heartedly as “Kitty Kelly”. And I hope we have not run out of songs picturised on her considering we have 237 of her songs on the blog already. She must be the only female actor whose songs we have as a separate category on our blog.

Oh yes, I am talking of Helen Khan a.k.a Helen Ann Richardson meaning our very own Helen. She has always had a special place in the hearts of cine-lovers. I have heard people relate how at one time distributors used to force producers and directors to insert a situation so that a dance by Helen could be included in the movie. Also costume designers have related how she used to patiently wait when they used to stitch her various outfits on her body and how she had developed a habit of picking up accessories like hats, feathers, stoles and furs etc on her various trips, things which she later used on her costumes. She has acted in about 700 movies (not sure of the exact number). I have seen her in two Tamil songs too- one with Shivaji Ganesan and other with Rajnikanth in “Billa” (a remake of ‘Don’) where she had the role of Kamini as in the original “Don”

Wishing our darling Helen, a very healthy semi-retired life. I say semi-retired as she makes an appearance on-screen once every few years when she finds roles appropriate to her age. She has danced in a few of them too. Today we have song from the time when she was at her peak. It is a dance where her outfit has fruits stuck in them. Then she has the top of a lampshade for a cap. the song shows her enjoying herself. It is a song where Radha Saluja fantasises that her husband Kiran Kumar is being willingly seduced by Helen in the 1973 film ‘Aaj Ki Tazaa Khabar’. It is sung by Asha Bhonsle, written by Hasrat Jaipuri and music is by Shankar Jaikishan.

Wish you a very Happy Birthday dear Helen.


Song-Khilta hua shabaab hai (Aaj Ki Taaza Khabar)(1973) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Hasrat Jaipuri, MD-Shankar Jaikishan

Lyrics

ha ha haha hahaha
aa jaa

khilta hua shabab hai
aise me kuchh
ha ha haha hahaha

khilta hua shabab hai
aise me kuchh kaho
mausam bhi  lajawaab hai
aise me kuchh kaho
ye hey
ey hey
ye hey
ooooooo
khilta hua shabab hai
aise me kuchh kaho
mausam bhi  lajawaab hai
aise me kuchh kaho

ae
hmmmm
hahaha haha
aankhon mein bhi nasha hai
baahon mein bhi nasha hai
saanson mein bhi nasha hai
aahon me bhi nasha hai
aankhon mein bhi nasha hai
baahon mein bhi nasha hai
saanson mein bhi nasha hai
aahon me bhi nasha hai
ey hey
oo ho
ho ho
nasha hai
sara badan sharaab hai
aise me kuchh kaho
mausam bhi lajawaab hai
aise me kuchh kaho

arre
hmm
ha haha
ye raat naujawaan hai
khoya hua kahaan hai
masti bhara samaan hai
koi na darmiyaan hai
ye raat naujawaan hai
khoya hua kahaan hai
masti bhara samaan hai
koi na darmiyaan hai
re re
ru ru
re re
oooooooo
aur pyaar behisaab hai
aise me kuchh kaho
mausam bhi lajawaab hai
aise me kuchh kaho
hey hey
hey hey
hey hey
hahaha haha

khilta hua shabaab hai
aise me kuchh. . .
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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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हा हा हाहा हाहाहा
आ जा

खिलता हुआ शबाब है
ऐसे में कुछ
हा हा हाहा हाहाहा

खिलता हुआ शबाब है
ऐसे में कुछ कहो
मौसम भी लाजवाब है
ऐसे में कुछ कहो
ये हे
ए हे
ये हे
ऊ॰ ॰ ॰
खिलता हुआ शबाब है
ऐसे में कुछ कहो
मौसम भी लाजवाब है
ऐसे में कुछ कहो


हम्मम
हाहाहा हाहा
आँखों में भी नशा है
बाहों में भी नशा है
साँसों में भी नशा है
आहों में भी नशा है
आँखों में भी नशा है
बाहों में भी नशा है
साँसों में भी नशा है
आहों में भी नशा है
ए हे
ओ हो
हो हो
नशा है
सारा बदन शराब है
ऐसे में कुछ कहो
मौसम भी लाजवाब है
ऐसे में कुछ कहो

अरे
हम्मम
हा हाहा
ये रात नौजवान है
खोया हुआ कहाँ है
मस्ती भरा समां है
कोई ना दरमियां
ये रात नौजवान है
खोया हुआ कहाँ है
मस्ती भरा समां है
कोई ना दरमियां
रे रे
रु रु
रे रे
ऊ॰ ॰ ॰
और प्यार बेहिसाब है
ऐसे में कुछ कहो
मौसम भी लाजवाब है
ऐसे में कुछ कहो

हे हे
हे हे
हे हे
हाहाहा हाहा
खिलता हुआ शबाब है
ऐसे में कुछ॰ ॰ ॰

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This article is written by Peevesie’s mom, 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 article is Peevesie’s mom’s 200th writeup in the blog

Hullo Atuldom

I had a message from Atulji after he posted my last contribution: “Your next write-up will be your 200th. So, make that a special write-up. 🙂 ”. And my reaction was “oh maa”. I didn’t realise I had done 200 posts. I knew I was within touching distance of the double century but not just one run away. But then here it is and I must thank Atulji for posting 99% of all that I have written and sent him since 2012.

Mere yaar ko mere allah de ek chaand sa pyaara lalla was my first post ever in any blog. I remember what I had sent him was one long unstructured post. Atulji was good enough to edit it to look readable. Plus the lyrics that I had sent had to be corrected for spellings etc. Before the song from “Dacait” I used to only send lyrics of those songs which I thought everyone will like and enjoy.

The first person to tell me “now that you have started writing please don’t stop” was my daughter, our Peevesie. I think I have kept my promise to her. My next post came around 15 days later for the birthdates of Amitabh and Rekha and since then whenever I think of a song I try to write something around that particular actor or actresses’ birthdays. That means I don’t write daily but about once in a week or 10 days.

My 100th post came up with this Sanjeev Kumar-Vidya Sinha song from “Hiraasat” and that first 100 took me a little more than three years. Now this next 100 posts have come in two years, so, just goes to show how much addiction I have developed in writing “for the blog”. And no, I have never tried to find rare songs only tried for different combinations. I also try my best to write and send a post for some dates in the calendar of this blog in addition to birthdates of Amitabh, Rekha, Kishore Kumar etc.

Now today is also a birthdate of an actress of the time when I was growing up. She was a style icon in her times. She proved that a girl clothed in western outfits was as much an Indian as a girl in a saree or salwar suit. She was unconventional in her style of dressing as well as the roles she chose. Consider this- you debut in a sister role to a hero and in your next movie with the same hero you try to woo him. Cut to two years later you again pair up with the actor and this time as his romantic co-star, this was something unheard of in an industry which said once a sister always a sister.

But without rebelling against the norms of the industry she gained a foothold in Bollywood and went on to be the favourite of the masses. B.R Chopra (whose anniversary was on 8th of this month) cast her in the role of a lady caught in a difficult marriage early on in her career and later he showed faith in her and this time cast her as rape- survivor who kills her tormentor when she finds that he has committed the same crime on her younger sister. Okay I agree my preamble is getting very confusing. I am talking of Zeenat Aman or Zeenie baby as her fans used to call her. The two B.R. Chopra films are “Dhundh” and “Insaaf Ka Tarazu”. The other movies that I referred to were- “Hare Rama Hare Krishna”, “Heera Panna” and “Ishk Ishk Ishk”- all with Dev Anand (she did about seven movies with Dev Anand.)

Zeenat Aman was liked by the audiences no matter whom she was paired with whether Amitabh, Vinod Khanna, Dharmendra, Sanjeev Kumar etc. Oh yes, she had paired romantically with Sanjeev Kumar too. Remember “Manoranjan” “Takkar” etc. She was friendly with her female co-actors too as could be seen when she appeared in an episode of “Koffee with Karan” with Hema Malini. There have been movies where she has co-starred with Parveen Babi, Shabana Azmi, Moushmi Chatterjee etc.

I am spoilt for choice as to which song to present today. I can choose from any of the movies I have mentioned or a song with any of the co-stars I have listed. I am choosing a song with the co-stars I listed, in fact a song which features three talented ladies- Parveen Babi, Shabana Azmi and our dear birthday girl Zeenie. It is from the 1982 Umesh Mehra directed “Ashanti”. It had a huge star cast led by Rajesh Khanna and Mithun Chakravarty with the above-mentioned ladies and Amrish Puri. The music director was R.D. Burman and lyricist was Anand Bakshi. Today’s song is sung by Asha Bhonsle and Lata Mangeshkar. We have Mithun and Rajesh Khanna in disguise for that matter even the girls are dressed as Lavani dancers.

Happy Birthday Zeenat dear. Wish you all health and happiness today and forever.


Song-Laungi mirchi main Kolhapur ki (Ashanti)(1982) Singers-Asha Bhonsle, Lata, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-R D Burman
All

Lyrics

suniye
main jis sheher mein jaati hooon
kehte hai sheher ke log
arey saare seher ko lag jaata hai
mere prem ka rog
kehta thha ye ek paagal thaane ka pahreder
ho o o o
arey tere aashiq bhare hain andar
paagal hain do chaar aar
hhaa aaa aa aa
o bach ke rahna
phir na kehna
laungi mirchi main kolhapur ki
lagi toh mushkil hogi
ho laungi mirchi main kolhapur chi
lagi toh mushkil hogi
si si karte phiroge ji ji
si si karte phiroge ji ee ee
lagi toh mushkil hogi

laungi mirchi main kolhapur chi
lagi toh mushkil hogi
laungi mirchi main kolhapur ki
lagi toh mushkil hogi
si si karte phiroge ji ji
si si karte phiroge ji ee ee
lag gayi toh mushkil hogi

ho laungi mirchi main kolhapur ki
daajiba
lagi toh mushkil hogi
haan

aisi tikhat main aisi karaari
kuchh mat poochho baat
ik baabu ne pakad liya thha
ik din raste mein haath
aisi tikhat main aisi karaari
kuchh mat poochho baat
ik baabu ne pakad liya thha
ik din raste mein haath

bechaare ki chutti ho gayi ee ee ee hi hi
bechaare ki chutti ho gayi
aisa ho gaya haal
log uthha ke le gaye usko seedha haspataal
bachke rehna
phir na kahna

laungi mirchi main kolhapur ki
daajiba
lagi toh mushkil hogi
laungi mirchi main kolhapur ki
pahuna
lagi toh mushkil hogi
haan

bade badon ke chhakke chhoote
sun kar mera naam
aate jaate karte hain sab
door se mujhe salaam

bade badon ke chhakke chhoote
sunkar mera naam
aate jaate karte hain sab
door se mujhe salaam
ek gali ka ladka mujhse
ae ae ae ae he
ek gali ka ladka mujhse
kar baitha thha preet
aaj talak gaata phirta
galiyon mein yahi geet

o bach ke rahna
phir na kehna
ho laungi mirchi main kolhapur ki
pahuna
lagi toh mushkil hogi
ho laungi mirchi main kolhapur ki
dajiba
lagi toh mushkil hogi
haan

waise to main sharmeeli hoon
lekin mere hazoor
mirchi mirchi hoti hai
nahin hoti koi khajoor
bhool se ik deewaana mera aa aa ho
bhool se ik deewaana mera
dil baitha thha maang
wahin hai baithha
jahaan pe maine
todi uski taang

o bach ke rahna
phir na kahna
ho laungi mirchi main kolhapur ki
pahuna
lagi toh mushkil hogi
laungi mirchi main kolhapur li
lagi toh mushkil hogi
si si karte phiroge ji ji
si si karte phiroge ji ee ee
lagi toh mushkil hogi
ho laungi mirchi main kolhapur ki
dajiba
lag gayi toh mushkil hogi
haan


This article is written by Peevesie’s mom, 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.

Hullo to all in Atuldom

Only yesterday I saw a rather old episode of the TALK SHOW – back then they used to call it interview (simple)- “Phool Khile Hain Gulshan Gulshan” which Tabassum used to host. I am sure all movie/ music lovers would have seen at least one episode on Friday evenings (I think). I used to try and see it without fail. But the episode (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFFwOfs1IWw) I saw yesterday on YouTube I don’t recollect having seen in 1983. Just as well since; when I saw it yesterday it was an eye opener. It featured Anand Bakshi the lyricist.

He spoke at length on various topics, but what stuck with me was his answer to Tabassum’s question about the shelf life of songs, why do modern songs fade from public memory as soon as the movie is out of the theatres. (I have provided the link for those interested). He gave example of one the two most famous songs of the Subhash Ghai directed “Karz” (1980). Way back in 1983, when that interview happened, he didn’t expect that “meri umar ke naujawaanon —om shanti om” would remain for long in public memory, but we know otherwise. It is still very much popular so much so that Farha Khan not only used it for her movie title but also used that entire song in her movie. complete with Subhash Ghai directing Rishi Kapoor. That sequence was in Farha Khan’s movie to introduce her protagonist Om.

There is another Subhash Ghai movie of the 80s which people don’t recall that frequently, but it was a big hit back then. It was one of the three super successful movies of Anil Kapoor that year. I know it was later remade into Tamil (Oru Taayin Shabhatham by T. Rajender) and Telugu and Kannada as well. I am talking of Meri Jung (1985) which starred Girish Karnad, Nutan and Amrish Puri (making the older generation) with Anil Kapoor leading the young brigade of Khushboo (his sister) Meenakshi Seshadri, and Javed Jaffery who made his debut in this movie as Amrish Puri’s wayward son; who has Khushboo falling in love with him; which conveniently helps the two warring advocates -Anil Kapoor and Amrish Puri.

Remember once before I had wondered how multi-talented the advocates in our movies are (In this when Vinod Khanna jumped over walls to get something from Leena Chandavarkar’s room). “Meri Jung” has Anil Kapoor just swallowing some medicine which is supposed to be poison in court to prove his client Bina’s innocence. I am sure no one is allowed to touch evidences like that in court but anything is acceptable in Indian movies. Remember one bottle collecting blood directly from three donors at the same time. (which movie I know the readers will guess. 🙂 )

Since we talked of Meri Jung (1985) let us have a song from the movie today. It is a dance number by the oh-so beautiful Meenakshi Seshadri. How I wish she had not quit movies for familial life but then it was her personal choice to leave when still on top. She has left us a treasure trove of great songs to choose from whenever we think of her.

And why am I thinking of her today? Obviously, its her birthday today (16 november 2017). And what better than a dance number. We are just floored by her beauty and why not she was a Miss India. I was a fan of her’s and loved her movie selections- Jurm, Satyamev Jayate, Daamini, Ghaayal, Swati etc and don’t mind excusing he “Shahenshah” “Ganga Jumna Saraswati” etc (who would say know to sharing screen space with the Amitabh Bachchan.) Post her retirement she is settled in the US going back to her first love – classical dances. She runs a dance academy. Here is wishing her health wealth and happiness in life.

Today’s song is sung by Anuradha Paudwal and lyrics are by Anand Bakshi and Laxmi-Pyare are the music composers. The song is a dream of Meenakshi and she gets to dance on Mumbai’s Madh Island on a giant PIANO among other things. People didn’t call Subash Ghai a showman just like that. 🙂


Song-Ae mere khwaabon ke shehzaade (Meri Jung)(1985) Singer-Anuraadha Paudwal, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal
All chorus
Female chorus
Male chorus

Lyrics

sa sa sa ga san i ni
ni nire ni dha
dha sa dha pa
ae mere khwaabon ke
khayaalon ke shehzaade
ae mere
khwaabon ke
khayaalon ke shehzaade
ye Mausam
deta hai
aawaazen
tu aa ja re
ae mere
khwaabon ke
khayaalon ke shehzaade

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

pa ma ga re sa ni dha pa ma ga
toone bekraaron ko chhed diya
chhed diya
toone bekraaro ko chhed diya
chhed diya
mere dil ke taaron ko
taaron ko chhed diya aa
teri kya
marzi hai
tere kya iraade ae
ae mere
khwaabon ke
khayaalon ke shehzaade

la la la la la
la laaa
laa laa laa

dil dil dil
dil dil dil
dil dil dil
dil dil dil

dil to le liya (dil dil dil)
le liya (dil dil dil)
ab jaan na le
dil to le liya
ab jaan na le
mere sabr ka tu
imtihaan na le
ae
sheeshe ki
gudiya ko
patther se takraa de
ae mere e
khwaabon ke
khayaalon ke shehzaade
ye mausam mm
deta hai ai
aawaazen
tu aa jaa re
ae mere khwaabon ke
khayaalo ke shehzaade
music music music
dance dance dance dance
lets dance with the music
with the music
with the music

lets dance with the music
with the music
music music music
music music music
music music music

la la la laa laa (music music music)
la la laa laa laa (music music music)


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Today, we are celebrating the 3400th day that this blog has been operating. And this song marks the 100th song of Shewan Rizvi as a lyricist

We in this blog tend to celebrate centuries. Initially, it was centuries of songs in the blog that used to get cellebrated after every 100 posts. With time, we had new concepts like “some stats” page and contributions by regulars. Soon, these things made us realise that artists and contributors too could have their centuries, and we began to celebrate their centuries as well.

Later, we had some more complex (and one could say artificial) centuries like say centuries of duets by a pair of singers.

With time, we hit upon the concept of YIPPYing on movies. so now we began to track YIPPEED movies as well and we have so far celebrated a few centuries of YIPPEED movie as well.

Of late, I have begun to keep yearwise track of songs and movies as well, so that helps us in realising when we have a century of movies or songs in a particular year.

Today, we celebrate another “new” kind of a century for the blog. Today ( 8 november 2017),the blog completes 3400 days of its existence. It has completed 33 centuries in the past but those had gone unnoticed. It is the first time we have noticed it and we are celebrating this century.

Sudhir Jee has already posted a writeup on this occasion where he discussed some amazing coincidences that were inadvertent and that can only happen if some divine forces are at work. He mentioned that for the first 40 days, the blog was a “one song a day” blog and then it became several songs a day blog from the 41st day, beginning with the suitably worded song “Aapke anurodh pe main ye geet sunaata hoon(Anurodh)“. It was very much similar to how a new mother rests and takes it easy for the first 40 days after a child is born and begans to eert only from the 41st day, Sudhir Jee has pointed out in his post.

This is not the first time such a divine scheme of things has been detected by Sudhir Jee. while discussing the massive honky tonk affair that post number 11111 of this blog (Hamko tumse ho gaya hai pyaar kya karen (Amar Akbar Anthony) )was, he had discovered that all the four singers whose voices figured in post number 11111 had figured in blogs post numbers 1, 11, 111 and 1111, singing solo songs in the same sequence in which their voices appeared in the song of post number 11111.

I assure you that such amazing coincidences, indicating that some grand and divine scheme of things are afoot, keep happenning with me even in matters that are outside the purview of this blog.

On the occasion of this special century, I thought of combining this century with one century, viz century of an artist.

Lyricist Shewan Rizvi is the suitable choice as was very close to his maiden century.

Regulars may recall that Shewan Rizvi was the lyricist of the song Hamen to loot liya mil ke husn waalon ne (Al Hilaal) which was posted as the 5000th song of the blog on 13 september 2011. Both Bulo C Rani and Shewan Rizvi were in their 20s when It was decided, with some 100 odd songs to go, that this iconic “Al Hilal” (1957) qawwaali would be the 5000th song for the blog. I wanted to combine this 5000th song for the blog with the century song of Bulo C Rani. So, an uncharacteristically high number of Bulo C Rani compositions were discussed in the blog during those days to enable him to achieve his century mark to coincide with blog’s 5000th post mark.

At that time, I had toyed with the idea that even Shewan Rizvi should be made to reach his century mark simulutaneously, but then gave up the idea as being too ambitious and unrealistic. And so I mentioned it in that writeup that Shewan Rizvi’s time too would come and we would honour him on a suitable occasion. So today, six years and 8711 songs later, Shewan Rizvi reaches his 100th post as a lyricist in the blog on the day of blogs 34th century.

This song , which marks Shewan Rizvi’s century in the blog is from an obscure movie called “Golden Eyes”(1968). The movie, a quintessential C grade movie, was directed by Kamal Sharma for Madan Chitra, Bombay. The movie has Mumtaz, Shailesh Kumar, Helen, K M Vyas, Shabnam, Madhumati, Asit Sen, Ulhas, Rani, Rajan Haksar, Samson, Rajan Kapoor, Rameshkant, Sheikh, Jeewankala, Khursheed, Ravi Kumar, Ram Kumar, Ratan Gaurang, Nazeer Kashmiri, H Prakash, Amrit Rana, Vijaylaxmi,Narbada Shankar, Moosha Chaang, Maqbool, Bhaskar, Ganesh, Basheer, Arvind, abu Bakar, Julien, Saiyyad etc in it.

This movie, described as a spy movie was also known as “Secret Agent 077”. All this is a clear indication that the movie was inspired from some James Bond movie, may be from “Goldfinger”(1964).

While agent 007 on Her Majesty’s service only gets to romance voluptuous ladies, Indian agent 077 gets to sing romantic songs as well. The movie had two Mahendra Kapoor-Asha Bhonsle duets and one Mahendra Kapoor-Usha Balsawar duet, where our secret agent clearly sings romantic songs in Mahendra Kapoor’s voice.

The song under discussion is not one of those songs though. It is an all female duet which is sung by Asha Bhonsle and Kamal Barot. Shewan Rizvi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Baldev Nath, who I guess must be the same as Baldev Nath Bali aka B N Bali.

Only the audio of this lilting song is available. It is difficult to guess how and on whom this song is picturised. It could have been picturised on a couple of dancing ladies. The dancers could be any two (or more) out of Helen, Madhumati, Jeewankala, and even Mumtaz herself. The video of thios song and the movie is not available as of now. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this song.

So the 3400th day of the blog sees the celebration beginning by covering two all female duets, both containing the voice of Kamal Barot in them. Both these songs are rare songs that few people may have heard before.

If the earlier song was a YIPPEE song for the blog then this movie “Golden Eyes”(1968) makes its debut in the blog with this song and becomes the 3750th song to get represented in the blog.

If today is the 3400th day for the blog, then this song is the 3400th song of 1960s in the blog ! As I mentioned, these kinds of coincidences keep happening in this blog.

For now, here is this lilting song from “Golden Eyes”(1968) to celebrate (i) the maiden century of Shewan Rizvi as a lyricist in the blog and (ii) to celebrate the 3400th day of the blog.


Song-Ulfat ki nishaani de ke chale wo chhallaa (Golden Eyes)(1968) Singers-Asha Bhonsle, Kamal Barot, Lyrics-Shewan Rizvi, MD-Baldev Nath
Asha Bhosle + Kamal Barot

Lyrics

ulfat ki nishaani de ke chale wo chhallaa
ulfat ki nishaani de ke chale wo chhallaa
we main lut gayi lut gayi main to mere alla
we main lut gayi lut gayi main to mere alla
ulfat ki nishaani de ke chale wo chhallaa
ulfat ki nishaani de ke chale wo chhallaa
we main lut gayi lut gayi main to mere alla
we main lut gayi lut gayi main to mere alla

wo shokh adaaon waala
wo shokh adaaon waala
dildaar nigaahon waala
jo pyaar ko mere kar ke chala bismillaah
we main lut gayi lut gayi main to mere alla
we main lut gayi lut gayi main to mere alla

mere peechhe peechhe aake
mere peechhe peechhe aake
mujhe aankhon mein uljha ke
mere dil ko churaaya
kheench ke mera palla
we main lut gayi lut gayi main to mere alla
we main lut gayi lut gayi main to mere alla

ulfat ki nishaani de ke chale wo chhallaa
ulfat ki nishaani de ke chale wo chhallaa
we main lut gayi lut gayi main to mere alla
we main lut gayi lut gayi main to mere alla


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

2nd November is the birthdate of Anu Malik, son of famous yesteryear music director Sardar Malik. Sardar Malik who is one among the forgotten stars of yesteryears and is not counted among the top five, but his works are still remembered. How can one forget “main gareebon ka dil hoon watan ki zuban” or “saranga teri yaad mein” or the Talat Mehmood classic “ae gham-e-dil kya karoon”; every one of them dipped in pure emotion and melody.

As the English say Anu Malik is a “chip of the old block”. Like his multi-talented father who could sing and was also a trained dancer in addition to being a composer Anwar Sardar Malik -Anu Malik- can also sing in addition to playing a few instruments and composing music. He is the favourite punching bag of the classes who fail to see that in addition to inspired (plagiarised) music his portfolio has more or an equal number of original and melodious stuff.

He had a lack lustre debut in 1977 with a (now forgotten) “Hunterwaali” a movie produced and directed by Mohan Choti. But his next two “Aapas Ki Baat” and “Poonam” had some good compositions. It can be said that Rajiv Mehra’s (son of F. C. Mehra) “Ek Jaan Hain Hum” did wonders for Anu Malik’s career as this was his first for any major banner. There were a few melodies in that movie too- remember the title song or “dil chahe aasman pe likh doon naam tera”? But just as people remember RD Burman for “aa jaa aa jaa” and “Mehbooba mehbooba” and not “Ghar aaja ghir aayi badra sawariya” or “tumne mujhe dekha ho kar meherbaan”, people can only think of “yeh kaali kaali aankhen gore gore gaal” or “ruk ruk arre baba ruk” at the mention of Anu Malik. People forget songs from “Border”, “Refugee”, “Viraasat”, “Mard”, “Asoka” etc. Why I have tried to show a similarity between RD and Anu Malik is when RD passed away he completed Pancham’s incomplete Mazhar Khan’s much-delayed “Gang” and “Ghatak” and there was not much difference in the styles.

Today on his 57th birthday I am spoilt for choice. I have a vast collection to choose from. And I chose a song from “Chamatkar”. Why? Obvious answer- it is a Shahrukh Khan movie. Our second birthday boy today is Shahrukh Khan.

Born and brought up in New Delhi; he is one “outsider” who was accepted as one of their own by the Hindi Film Industry; what I mean is he is neither related to anyone in the industry nor is he a star son. His achievement of name and fame is his own hard work and talent and a bit of lady-luck’s benevolence. In terms of audience size and income, he has been described as one of the most successful film stars in the world. Starting his acting career with the TV series “Dil Dariya” directed by the late Lekh Tandon (he passed away on 17th October, may he rest in peace) and “Fauji” by Colonel Raj Kapoor he was noticed by Hema Malini who launched him in her directorial debut “Dil Aashna Hai”. His first release though was “Deewana” where he played second lead to Rishi Kapoor. The same year we saw him in “Chamatkar” and “Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman” as also “Dil Aashna Hai” (it released after Deewana). And then as they say “rest is history” or is there for public scrutiny.

Today’s song is in the voice of Kumar Sanu, Sukhwinder Singh and Nandu Bhende. It is written by Anand Bakshi. The song also shows us how good a dancer Naseeruddin Shah is. 🙂 Chamatkar was directed by Rajiv Mehra for eagle films.

So, let us wish Anu Malik and Shahrukh Khan all the best for ever and a very Happy Birthday.

{Editor’s note: The first couple of lines of the song are followed by multilingual lines in Punjabi, Bangla and Marathi. Readers familiar with the languages are requested to suggest corrections/ help fill in the blanks as appropriate.}

Video (partial)

Audio (Full )

Song-Taak dhin dhin taak dhin dhin dhin (Chamatkaar)(1992) Singers-Kumar Shanu, Sukhwinder Singh, Nandu Bhende, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Anu Malik
Chorus

Lyrics (based on audio link)

dekho dekho dekho dekho chamatkaar
aaoge dekhne baar baar

(Multi language words in Punjabi, Bangla and Marathi)
ek ka do bataao
??
lage dande
?? le paiyyaajee
very pad

chomchom
lancha
paantua
chow cake
paao boley
bombai theke damdame
ude jaao chole
kolkaataaye
raat ki din
hardam mee loadshedding
chaanmaan chaanmaan
keno je ae mon ghoorchhe bon bon
ami bhaagchhi
?? hallo nakko
?? kholoo nakko boloo nakko
aayela mantar maaroon
mandir banaaooto
hansoo nakko
?? jaau ni
mantracha khucchi paahuni
kurkur kurkur kura
?? aswasth nana
basoo nakko

(multi lingual portion ends)

taak dhin dhin taak dhin dhin dhin
chum le chin chum le chin chin
taak dhin dhin taak dhin dhin dhin
chum le chin chum le chin chin
botal se baahar aa gaya jin
aa gaya jin
aa gaya jin
aaye hain sabke achche din
taak dhin dhin taak dhin dhin dhin
chum le chin chum le chin chin
botal se baahar aa gaya jin
aa gaya jin
aa gaya jin
aaye hain sabke achhe din
taak dhin dhin taak dhin dhin dhin
chum le chin chum le chin chin

jhooth mein sach mein socho toh toh toh
yaaron fark zaraa sa hai
jo kuchh dekh rahe ho tum tum
sab kuchh khel tamaasha hai

jhooth mein sach mein socho toh
yaaron fark zaraa sa hai
jo kuchh dekh rahe ho tum
sab kuchh khel tamaasha hai
duniya mein kya rakha hai
duniya mein kya rakha hai
duniya mein kya rakha hai
bas ik khel tamaashe bin
taak dhin dhin taak dhin dhin dhin
chum le chin chum le chin chin
botal se baahar aa gaya jin
aa gaya jin
aa gaya jin
aaye hain sabke achhe din
taak dhin dhin taak dhin dhin dhin
chum le chun chum le chin chin

chhote bade sab log bane
apni apni takdeeron se se se
par hum jaise muflis achche
aise kayi ameeron se

chhote bade sab log bane
apni apni takdeeron se
par hum jaise muflis achche
aise kayi ameeron se
haath bhare hain heeron se
haath bhare hain heeron se
haath bhare hain heeron se
dil khaali khaali lekin
taak dhin dhin taak dhin dhin dhin
chum le chin chum le chin chin
hey taak dhin dhin taak dhin dhin dhin
chum le chin chum le chin chin
botal se baahar aa gaya jin
aa gaya jin
aa gaya jin
aaye hain sabke achche din
taak dhin dhin taak dhin dhin dhin
chum le chin chum le chin chin
tak dhin dhin taak dhin dhin dhin
chum le chin chum le chin chin


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
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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

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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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
 


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 – 35
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Her name is listed as the fourth lady music director in Hindi cinema. But then, that is where the comparison ends. The first three names considered are Ishrat Sultana, better known as Bibbo, then Jaddan Bai, and then we have Khorshed Minocher-Homji, more popularly known as Saraswati Devi. These stalwart composers from the earlier decades (1930s and 40s) of Indian cinema, were formally trained in Hindustani classical music, which also defined their style and the types of songs they composed.

The other thing is the size of their work portfolio. Checking the Geet Kosh listings, one finds the following data. The name Ishrat Sultana appears for two films – ‘Adl e Jehangir’ from 1934 and ‘Qazzack Ki Ladki’ from (1937).  Then, the name of Jaddan Bai appears for 5 films in the 1930s. In case of Saraswati Devi, this number is 28 films, spread over 1930s and 40s. The actual number could probably be higher, since the Geet Kosh information is not complete for a number of films, especially for the first decade of talkie films. Nonetheless, we get a feel for the body of work of these two lady music directors.

The fourth name, and yes, I am talking about Usha Khanna – she is different from earlier three lady music directors identified above, in the following two respects. One, as per her own submissions, she has had no formal training in music, period. The closest she says she came to be taught music is her father, Manohar Lal Khanna, showing her the keys on a harmonium, for the basic notes of the sargam. Beyond that frugal basic introduction, Usha Khanna is a self taught music person, a fact that most certainly belies both the quality and the quantity of her musical creations. And the second – her longevity in the industry and the no. of films she has worked on. An active career that started in 1959, with the hit musical ‘Dil Deke Dekho’, and continued till at least 2003 with the film ‘Dil Pardesi Ho Gaya’. A musical journey that has lasted well over five decades, and in the process, she has worked for more than 250 films, in Hindi as well as some in other languages. These two factors make her stand apart in greater prominence, than her predecessor luminaries.

Greetings to Usha Khanna ji on her 76th birthday – 7th October, 2017.

And when we take a look at the years, another amazing aspect gets highlighted. Her first film is ‘Dil Deke Dekho’ in 1959. She was born in 1941. Goodness, she was all of eighteen years old when she accomplished her debut hit. That, my friends, is a remarkable showing indeed. Actually, she was introduced to Sashadhar Mukherji of Filmalya, by Indeevar ji. She was present for audition as a singer. On listening to her, S Mukherji ruled her out as a singer – no match for the voices of established artists like Lata ji and Asha ji. But when it was mentioned that she also composed music, it stirred the interest of Mukherji Sb. Not believing what he heard, he challenged her to create tunes for the mukhda lines suggested by him. He put her to this test again and again. After being satisfied with her introductory output, he assigned her as the music director for ‘Dil Deke Dekho’. The rest, my friends, is simply history.

With today’s post, I introduce to our blog, the film ‘Trip To Moon’ from 1967. The film is also known by the title ‘Chaand Par Chadaai’. The film is produced under the banner of Cauvery Productions, Madras and is directed by TP Sundaram. This is a Dara Singh film, notably produced in Madras. The cast of actors includes Dara Singh, Ratna, Bhagwan, Anwar Hussain, S Nazir, Helen, Padma, Kanchanmala and Rajrani etc. The music of this film is composed by Usha Khanna. Coming to the lyricists, the situation is quite interesting. Geet Kosh lists the song writers as SH Bihari, Asad Bhopali, Akhtar Romani and Javed Anwar, with an indication that there may be one more songwriter. Fortunately, this film is available. So when I checked the actual film, in the credits, three song writers are named, viz. SH Bihari, Asad Bhopali and a gentleman named Imam. There is this difference, which may be explained by noting that most listings in the Geet Kosh are based on the information booklets of the films. And yes, specific songwriter’s name for individual songs are not identified.

The song is a twin dance, which is being performed in some sort of a royal darbaar setting. The second dancer, who is lip syncing Kamal Barot’s voice, is a very young Padma Khanna (thanks Prakash ji, for the identification). I am not able to place a name to the first dancer. The dance seems to be a competition, as we can see some men who are possibly judges, as from their attire and appearance, and are holding paper and pencils in their hands. Watching this performance are Dara Singh and Bhagwan, seated in eminent seats, indicating they may be guests of honor. A lone person is sitting in some kind of a throne. He is wearing dark glasses, and I am not able to identify. I request friends and readers to help identify the first lady dancer and other actors visible in this clip.
[Ed Note: Nayan Yagnik ji has identified the gentleman wearing dark glasses as S Nazir. Prakash ji has identified the second dancer as Padma Khanna. Thanks to both.]

Greetings to Usha Khanna ji once again.

Enjoy this delightful twin dance song, that is one of the many keen memories from the radio listening days.

Song – Aap Hain Kya Aji Wo Aap Hain Kya  (Trip To Moon) (1967) Singer – Suman Kalyanpur, Kamal Barot, Lyrics – [Unattributed], MD – Usha Khanna
Suman Kalyanpur + Kamal Barot

Lyrics

aap hain kya
aji wo aap hain kya
aap hain kya
aji wo aap hain kya
yun jhuki jhuki aankhon ne kamaal kar diya
hai chori chori dil ka bura haal kar diya
vallah har kaam bemisaal kar diya
aap hain kya
aji wo aap hain kya
aap hain kya
aji wo aap hain kya
yun jhuki jhuki aankhon ne kamaal kar diya
hai chori chori dil ka bura haal kar diya
vallah har kaam bemisaal kar diya
aap hain kya
aji wo aap hain kya

kahiye janaab ye kya kiya
kyon dil se dil takra diya
hum ko bagair soche huye
kyon ae huzoor tadpa diya
ye addayen
ye ishaare
jitne qaatil
utne pyaare
lagne lagey dil pe teer ki tareh
aap hain kya
aji wo aap hain kya
aap hain kya
aji wo aap hain kya
yun jhuki jhuki aankhon ne kamaal kar diya
hai chori chori dil ka bura haal kar diya
vallah har kaam bemisaal kar diya
aap hain kya
aji wo aap hain kya

hum ek baar dekhen jidhar
lag jaaye aag pal mein udhar
zulfon ke jaal hain har taraf
jaayenge aap bach kar kidhar
humse itni berukhi kyon
dosti mein dushmani kyon
aisi na dijey hamen pyaar ki sazaa
aap hain kya
aji wo aap hain kya
aap hain kya
aji wo aap hain kya
yun jhuki jhuki aankhon ne kamaal kar diya
hai chori chori dil ka bura haal kar diya
vallah har kaam bemisaal kar diya
aap hain kya
aji wo aap hain kya

tumko bhi pyaar
humko bhi pyaar
yun na karo chhup chhup ke waar
hoga abhi har faisla
kiski hai jeet
kiski hai haar
tun jahaan ho
hum wahin hain
hum bhi tumse kam nahin hain
donon hain ek hi haseen bemisaal
aap hain kya
aji wo aap hain kya
aap hain kya
aji wo aap hain kya
yun jhuki jhuki aankhon ne kamaal kar diya
hai chori chori dil ka bura haal kar diya
vallah har kaam bemisaal kar diya
aap hain kya
aji wo aap hain kya
aap hain kya
aji wo aap hain kya. . .

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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आप हैं क्या
अजी वो आप हैं क्या
आप हैं क्या
अजी वो आप हैं क्या
यूं झुकी झुकी आँखों ने कमाल कर दिया
हाय चोरी चोरी दिल का बुरा हाल कर दिया
वल्लाह हर काम बेमिसाल कर दिया
आप हैं क्या
अजी वो आप हैं क्या
आप हैं क्या
अजी वो आप हैं क्या
यूं झुकी झुकी आँखों ने कमाल कर दिया
हाय चोरी चोरी दिल का बुरा हाल कर दिया
वल्लाह हर काम बेमिसाल कर दिया
आप हैं क्या
अजी वो आप हैं क्या

कहिए जनाब ये क्या किया
क्यों दिल से दिल टकरा दिया
हमको बगैर सोचे हुये
क्यों ए हुज़ूर तड़पा दिया
ये अदाएं
ये इशारे
जितने क़ातिल
उतने प्यारे
लगने लगे दिल पे तीर की तरह
आप हैं क्या
अजी वो आप हैं क्या
आप हैं क्या
अजी वो आप हैं क्या
यूं झुकी झुकी आँखों ने कमाल कर दिया
हाय चोरी चोरी दिल का बुरा हाल कर दिया
वल्लाह हर काम बेमिसाल कर दिया
आप हैं क्या
अजी वो आप हैं क्या

हम एक बार देखें जिधर
लग जाये आग पल में उधर
ज़ुल्फों के जाल हैं हर तरफ
जाएँगे आप बच कर किधर
हमसे इतनी बेरुखी क्यों
दोस्ती में दुशमनी क्यों
ऐसी ना दीजे हमें प्यार की सज़ा
आप हैं क्या
अजी वो आप हैं क्या
आप हैं क्या
अजी वो आप हैं क्या
यूं झुकी झुकी आँखों ने कमाल कर दिया
हाय चोरी चोरी दिल का बुरा हाल कर दिया
वल्लाह हर काम बेमिसाल कर दिया
आप हैं क्या
अजी वो आप हैं क्या

तुमको भी प्यार
हमको भी प्यार
यूं न करो छुप छुप के वार
होगा अभी हर फैसला
किसकी है जीत
किसकी है हार
तुम जहाँ हो
हम वहीं हैं
हम भी तुमसे कम नहीं हैं
दोनों हैं एक ही हसीन बेमिसाल
आप हैं क्या
अजी वो आप हैं क्या
आप हैं क्या
अजी वो आप हैं क्या
यूं झुकी झुकी आँखों ने कमाल कर दिया
हाय चोरी चोरी दिल का बुरा हाल कर दिया
वल्लाह हर काम बेमिसाल कर दिया
आप हैं क्या
अजी वो आप हैं क्या
आप हैं क्या
अजी वो आप हैं क्या॰ ॰ ॰


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.

“Delhi Junction”(1960) was produced by RL Sharma and directed by Mohammad Hussain for Nigaaristan (India) Films, Bombay. The movie had Ajeet, Shakeela, Nishi, Maruti, Manorama, Tiwari, Pran, Protima Devi, Murad, Rafiq, Kamal Mohan, Harun, Anwari Bai, Pal Sharma, Jagdish Kanwal, Nadir, Satish, Sadiq, Sarita, Kukku, Rajni, and Khurshid etc in it.

The movie had six songs in it that were penned by four lyricists viz. PL Santoshi, Prem Dhawan, Farooque Kaiser and Gulshan Bawra. 

Three songs have been covered in the blog.

Here is the fourth song from “Delhi Junction”(1960). This song is a Rafi-Lata duet with chorus. It is penned by Prem Dhawan. Music is composed by Kalyanji.

Only the audio of this song is available. My guess is that this song is picturised on the lead pair of Shakeela and Ajeet. Nevertheless, I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this song.


Song-Kehti hoon main sach sach (Delhi Junction)(1960) Singers-Lata, Rafi, Lyrics-Prem Dhawan, MD-Kalyanji
Chorus

Lyrics

ho ho ho ho
ho ho ho

aa aa aa aa
hahahaha

kehti hoon main sach sach
rehna zara bach bach
pyaar mein hain dhokhe bade
ae ji hone do
haathhon se gaya jo dil
jaayega kaleja hil
rona padega jo naina lade
ae ji rone do
ho kehti hoon main sach sach
rehna zara bach bach
pyaar mein hain dhokhe bade
ae ji hone do
hone do
hone do
hone do

l l l la l ll la ll la

bada hi naazuk dil ka sheesha hai
dil na kahin takraana
soch samajh lo
ae dilwaalon
phir na kahin pachhtaana
par jo maza hai
dil takraane mein
wo hi na tum ne jaana

kehti hoon main sach sach
rehna zara bach bach
pyaar mein hain dhokhe bade
ae ji hone do
hone do hone do hone do

poochho ji humse pyaar ki baaten
aashiq hain hum to puraane
phirte hain kabse
thhaam ke dil ko
husn ke hum parwaane

jahaan bhi jaaoge
thokaren khaaoge
bano na yoon deewaane
kehti hoon main sach sach
rehna zara bach bach
pyaar mein hain dhokhe bade
ae ji hone do
hone do hone do hone do

l l l la l ll la ll la
lalalala

berukhi itni bhi achchi nahin hai
chhodo ye gussa
aji chhodo

hum pe chalega na jaadu ye baaton ka
aur kahin sar phodo
nazron ke maare hain
hum to tumhaare hain
humse na naata todo

kehti hoon main sach sach
rehna zara bach bach
pyaar mein hain dhokhe bade
ae ji hone do
haathhon se gaya jo dil
jaayega kaleja hil
rona padega jo naina lade
ae ji rone do
rone do rone do rone do
l l l la l ll la ll la lala
l l l la l ll la ll la


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This blog discusses Bollywood songs of yesteryears. Every song has a brief description, followed by a video link, and complete lyrics of the song.

This is a labour of love, where “new” songs are added every day, and that has been the case for more than nine years. This blog has over 13700 song posts by now.

This blog is active and online for over 3400 days since its beginning on 19 july 2008.

Total number of songs posts discussed

13759

Number of movies covered in the blog

Movies with all their songs covered =1031
Total Number of movies covered =3761

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Blog Start date: 19 july 2008

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