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Blog Day : 4030 Post No. : 15149

Hullo to all in Atuldom

With today’s post/ song the concerned movie achieves “YYIIPPEEEEhood”- a word on the lines of adulthood; not found in any standard dictionary and a creation of this blog just like “atuldom” and “atulites”.

The movie debuted on the blog on 18th January, 2010 and has had a rather slow run on the blog. The movie itself was huge hit in its time with all its songs still on the minds and lips of HFM lovers. (I was a child and I am not sure if I have seen it in a movie hall but have seen it umpteen times on TV.) I am not going into the minute details about the movie and say that it was directed by Dev Anand for his home production. I will also not say that the songs were written by Anand Bakshi and R D Burman was the music director. But the minute the song is posted the reaction is going to be “yeh abhi baaki hai?!!!” This was the reaction to the previous post from this movie too. In fact, Guruji had wondered how that song had escaped from being posted all these years considering it was THE MOST POPULAR song from the movie. My answer to that query would be “so that we could have that wonderful post from you, Sirji.” And the bigger reaction will be “this movie is not yet YYIIPPEEEED!!!” That is why I say wonders don’t cease in this blog of ours.
We are revisiting “Hare Rama Hare Krishna” today. This movie had seven songs and six songs -one of them being a multi-version song- are already posted.

The details of the songs from the movie that have been covered earlier :-

S N Song Song number in blog Date of posting
1 Kaanchi re kaanchi re 2268 18-Jan-10
2 Phoolon ka taaron ka sabka kehna hai Multiple version song 2838 24-Aug-10
3 Dekho o deewaanon tum ye kaam na karo 5098 4-Dec-11
4 I love you kya khushi kya hai gham 9241 4-Jan-14
5 Dum maaro dum mit jaaye gham 14829 7-Jan-19

The reason to revisit the movie today, is to wish the romantic leading lady -Mumtaz- on her 72nd birthday. She has had a journey in Bollywood that started as child star, extra, heroines’ friend etc in A- grade movies as a teenager and heroine of stunt films with Dara Singh etc. Her first adult role was that of the hero Rajendra Kumar’s sister in “Gehra Daag”. She had to wait a long time before bursting on the top heroine slot. By the time she reached the heroine slot she had played a dancer- vamp etc in “Mere Sanam”, “Khandaan”, “Kaajal’’ etc. Possibly the first time her comic side made itself felt was as ‘Meena’ in Mehmood’s “Pyar Kiye Jaa”. Her best times started with “Boond Jo Ban Gayi Moti” where she was heroine to Jeetendra after which she paired him in movies like “Jigri Dost” “Khilona” “Ek Naari Ek Brahmachari” and some more with a guest appearance in “Humjoli”. First time she paired with Rajesh Khanna was in “Do Raaste” followed by “Bandhan” “Roti” “Aap Ki Kasam” etc. She paired opposite the Khan brothers – Feroz and Sanjay- in “Aadmi aur insaan” “Apradh” “Mela” “Dhadakan” “Upasana” etc. So, what I want to highlight here is that many male actors who were lead stars in the movies during the 60s, when Mumtaz played a nimble-footed dancer or second lead-heroine sought her in the 70s to be their main romantic lead; she played heroine to Rajendra Kumar in “Tangewala”. In her career that lasted till 1977 – “Aaina” with Rajesh Khanna was her last as a heroine when she took retirement from movies in favour of family life- she had acted with actors ranging from Dara Singh, Sunil Dutt, Sanjeev Kumar, Dharmendra, Jeetendra, Rajesh Khanna, Shashi Kapoor, Feroz and Sanjay Khan. She even did a movie with Amitabh Bachchan as her hero.

Let us wish our “Kaanchi” a long and healthy life. Wish you a very happy birthday Mumu a.k.a Mumtaz.


Song-Ho re ghunghroo ka bole (Hare Rama Hare Krishna)(1971) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-R D Burman

Lyrics

ae kaancha

haay re daiya
haay re mera
saajan woh kehlaaye
dekhte sab rah jaayen woh mera
haath pakad lai jaaye

ho re ghunghroo kaa bole
aisa ho woh aisa ho
mera ghunghta jo khole

ho re ghunghroo ka bole
aisa ho woh aisa ho
mera ghunghta jo khole
arre kora kora gora gora
baanka chhora saiyyaan mora
ho re ghunghroo ka bole re

jidhar se bhi guzar jaaye mera chitchor
ha aa mera chitchor
haay daiyya mach jaaye galiyon mein shor
jhaanke jharokhon se goriyaan
jidhar se bhi guzar jaaye mera chitchor
ha aa mera chitchor
haay daiya mach jaaye galiyon mein shor
jhaanke jharokhon se goriyaan
jo dekhe ye bole,
haay mera mann dole
ho jo dekhe ye bole
haay mera mann dole
ho re ghunghroo ka bole
aisa ho woh aisa ho
mera ghunghta jo khole
arre kora kora gora gora
baanka chhora saiyyaan mora
ho re ghunghroo ka bole re

mele mein akele mohe sang lai jaaye
mohe sang lai jaaye
kaanch ki pachrangi choodiyan pehnaaye
jhumke bhi lai de bazaar se
mele mein akele mohe sang lai jaaye
mohe sang lai jaaye
kaanch ki pachrangi choodiyaan pehnaaye
jhumke bhi lai de bazaar se
jab bole haan bole
na munh se na bole
ho jab bole haan bole
na munh se na bole
ho ho re ghunghroo ka bole
aisa ho woh aisa ho
mera ghunghta jo khole
arre kora kora gora gora
baanka chhora saiyyaan mora
ho re ghunghroo ka bole re

tere jaisa
haan uuu hun
tere jaisa nahin
tere jaisa nahin re
haa aa aisa nahin re
haay raama koi mere jaisa nahi re
hai koi toh aaye saamne
mera dil dhadka de
lat uljhi suljha de
ho mera dil dhadka de
lat uljhi suljha de
ho ho re ghunghroo ka bole
aisa ho wo aisa ho
mera ghunghta jo khole
arre kora kora gora gora
baanka chhora saiyan mora
ho re ghungharoo ka bole re

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Blog Day : 4007 Post No. : 15112

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2009-19) – Song No. 39
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Today’s movie falling under ‘ten-year challenge’ is ‘Banarasi Babu-1973’.

First song from this movie, the title song was represented on the blog ten years ago on this day (8 july 2009).

The other movies represented on the blog on this day are;

Movie title-Year Remarks
Muqaddar Ka Sikandar-1978 All Songs covered
Banarasi Babu-1973 03 of 07 songs posted
Ek Shrimaan Ek Shrimati-1969 05 songs covered
Aashiq-1962 All Songs covered
Bhaabhi Ki Choodiyaan-1961 All Songs covered
Mirza Sahiban-1947 All Songs covered

‘Banarasi Babu-1973’ was directed by Shankar Mukherjee for ‘Alankar Chitra’, Bombay’. Shankar Mukherjee was also the producer of this movie.

It had Dev Anand, Rakhi, Yogita Bali, Jeevan, Veena, Manorama, I.S.Johar, Bhagwan, Maruti, Rashid Khan, Rajan Haksar, Shivraj, Polson, S.N.Tripathi, Raj Rani, Brahm Bharadwaj, Kavi Babu, Dhanna, Bhushan Tiwari, Uttam Raj, Jerry, Raj Ratan Malhotra, Qamar Ali, Pradeep Dasgupta, Bhola, Nazeer Kashmiri, Jamini Babu, Neela Rai, Pahalwan, C.K.Dubey, and Miss Kamal Rai. Faryal makes a special appearance in this movie.

Story and Screenplay of this movie was written by K.A. Narayan. Dialogues for this movie were written by Rakesh Pant. The editing of this movie was done by Babu Lavande.

This movie had total seven songs (including one multiple version song). All of its songs were written by Rajinder Krishan, and music was composed by Kalyanji-Anandji. Asha Bhonsle, Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar gave their voices to the songs in this movie.
Lata Mangeshkar had sung three solo songs, Kishore Kumar had two solo and Asha Bhonsle had one solo songs in this movie. The movie had one duet song sung by Asha Bhonsle and Kishore Kumar.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 20.03.1973.

I remember to have watched this movie during my childhood but I have forgotten most of it by now except its songs. I liked Bure bhi ham bhale bhi ham…ham hain Banarasi Babu very much then, perhaps because of its catchy tune. I had even memorized this song then and I remember it even today. That also happened to be the most popular song from this movie which finished at thirtieth number in the annual ‘Binaca Geetmala list’ of 1973.

I also recall that other songs from this movie were also nice and they were frequently heard on radio or loud speakers. Like, ‘mere peecche ek ladki’ (multiple version song, posted on 03.12.2017), ‘aap yahaan se jaane ka kya loge’, ‘tauba tauba sharaab badnaam ho gayi’, ‘qamar meri lattoo’, and the today’s song ‘koi koi raat aisi hoti hai’.

I was under the impression that these songs must have been covered earlier so it came as a surprise to me when I found that they are yet to be posted on the blog.

For today’s post I have selected the song ‘koi koi raat aisi hoti hai’ sung by Lata Mangeshkar, which a nice hummable song. It is a regular on radio even today.
This song is lip synced by Rakhi on screen and we can see Dev Anand also present there, for whom Rakhi is singing the song but she is not aware that this Dev Anand is not the same that she is looking for. 🙂

Let us now enjoy this song …

Video

Audio

Song-Koi koi raat aisi hoti hai (Banarasi Babu)(1973) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-Kalyanji Anandji

Lyrics

Koi koi raat aisi hoti hai ae ae

Koi koi raat aisi hoti hai ae ae
Jismein koi baat aisi hoti hai
Jo dil se zubaan tak
laayi naa jaaye
Jo dil se zubaan tak
laayi naa jaaye
Aankhon se chhupaayi bhi naa jaaye ae ae
Koi koi raat aisi hoti hai ae
Jismein koi baat aisi hoti hai ae ae

Raushni diye ki bhi
bairi lagey
Bairi lagey
Bairi ee lagey
Chandaa ki chaandni bhi
zehri lagey
Zehri lagey
Zehri ee lagey ae
Sej bhi hai kaliyon se mehki huyi
Nainon mein nindiya hai behki huyi
Aur aane waale aa ke bhi naa aaye
Ae ae ae
Koi koi raat aisi hoti hai ae
Jismein koi baat aisi hoti hai ae ae

Bekhudi dheere dheere
laayi wahaan
Laayi wahaan
Laayi ee wahaan
Beqaraari ee mein bhi mazaa
aaye jahaan
Aaye jahaan
Aaye ae jahaan
Aanchal bhi sar se dhalakne lagaa
Umangon ka saagar chhalakne lagaa
Koi palkon ko aa ke jhukaaye ae ae ae
Koi koi raat aisi hoti hai ae ae
Jismein koi baat aisi hoti hai
Jo dil se zubaan tak
laayi naa jaaye
Jo dil se zubaan tak
laayi naa jaaye
Aankhon se chhupaayi bhi naa jaaye ae ae
Koi koi raat aisi hoti hai ae
Jismein koi baat aisi hoti hai ae ae

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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कोई कोई रात ऐसी होती है ए ए

कोई कोई रात ऐसी होती है ए ए
कोई कोई रात ऐसी होती है ए ए
जिसमे कोई बात ऐसी होती है
जो दिल से ज़ुबान तक
लायी ना जाए
जो दिल से ज़ुबान तक
लायी ना जाए
आँखों से छुपायी भी ना जाए ए ए
कोई कोई रात ऐसी होती है ए
जिसमे कोई बात ऐसी होती है ए ए

रौशनी दिए की भी
बैरी लगे
बैरी लगे
बैरी ई लगे
चन्दा की चांदनी भी
ज़हरी लगे
ज़हरी लगे
ज़हरी ई लगे
सेज भी है कलियों से महकी हुयी
नैनों में निंदिया है बहकी हुयी
और आने वाला आ के भी ना आये
ए ए ए
कोई कोई रात ऐसी होती है ए ए
जिसमे कोई बात ऐसी होती है ए ए

बेखुदी धीरे धीरे
लायी वहाँ
लायी वहाँ
लायी ई वहाँ
बेक़रारी ई में भी मज़ा
आये जहां
आये जहां
आये ए जहां
आँचल भी सर से ढलकने लगा
उमंगो का सागर छलकने लगा
कोई पलकों को आ के झुकाए ए ए ए
कोई कोई रात ऐसी होती है ए ए
जिसमे कोई बात ऐसी होती है
जो दिल से ज़ुबान तक
लायी ना जाए
जो दिल से ज़ुबान तक
लायी ना जाए
आँखों से छुपायी भी ना जाए ए ए
कोई कोई रात ऐसी होती है ए ए
जिसमे कोई बात ऐसी होती है ए ए


This article is written by nahm, 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 other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of atulsongaday.me, then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day : 3938 Post No. : 15013

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Mohammed Rafi : The Incomparable (II) – Song No. 10
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As story telling songs go, my personal favourite song is
this song from “Jab Jab Phool Khile”. Another such song which is readily coming to mind is this
this post written by me.

There are more such wonderful songs in this genre in Hindi films. While looking for a Mohammed Rafi song for the 15KSMC, I found this song, which is sort of storytelling and kids entertainment song. It’s a pure Solo song from the 50’s written by Rajendra Krishan and composed by C. Ramchandra for the film Insaaniyat(1955).

One more feature of this song is that it has Agha(senior) singing it for the benefit of kids watching describing the antics by a monkey. From the page containing Anniversay dates I find that the veteran character and comic actor Aghajan Baig was born on 21st March 1914 at Pune and died on 30/04/1992 also in Pune. So this year on 30/04/2019, it is Agha’s 27th death anniversary. There are many songs which Agha has been seen singing on screen. He had at least two solo Rafi songs in this film “ Insaaniyat” alone. So by this yardstick there are a few more songs picturized on him may still remain to be posted. One more song which is Agha is singing on screen is this one .
One more poignant Rafi solo highlighting the plight of the deprived and under preliviged. Another significant song on him is this this song .

Last week a younger work-mate and a friend, who is maybe born in the 80’s described a person (who looks like Agha actually) as ‘Shakaal’. I tried to explain that he is actually very similar to Agha looks-wise, but she did not know who was Agha. Even saying that he was a comic character actor from black & white movies and Jalal Agha’s father failed to ring a bell. So there came this memory from long back, of a TV ad featuring Agha. This was the advert for ‘Brittania Coconut Cookies”. Here Agha is seen wearing a sherwani walking down a garden of coconut trees swinging his walking stick. One coconut falls down, hits him on the head before hitting the ground . Agha picks up the coconut, which is broken and opens into two pieces of the shell with the biscuits inside. The catch phrase of the add was “ab brittania ne nariyal ko kurmurana sikhaya’. Of course Agha is seen eating the biscuit and enjoying it. I tried to find if the that ad clip is available on the net, but could not find it.

Anyway, this song was there with lyrics written down and a look at the Anniversary page made the writing of this post a must.

Clearly Mohammed Rafi sahab’s is enjoying singing this song. A cheerful and peppy no. I heard this only today that the thespian had said to someone ‘that “Mohammad Rafi” is the name given to him by his parents and he prefers to be called Mohammed Rafi instead of Rafi Sahab’.

Actually when I had stumbled upon this blog and thought of looking at the stats page, the first name I tried to find is Mohammed Rafi. No one can imagine my shock when the name was not there in the M list of singers. Thankfully I thought to look under R also as I was on the page and looking in the correct list of singers.

Some may say “ what is there in a name ?”, so I am certainly not in a position to insist that the blog also call him by his given full name.

So this is song No. 10 of the series, which will continue at least till 31st July.


Song-Raja beta bada ho ke jaayega school (Insaaniyat)(1955) Singer-Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics-Rajendra Krishan, MD-C Ramchandra

Lyrics

Raja beta badaa ho ke
Jaayegaa school
O Raja beta badaa ho ke
Jaayegaa school
Beta jaayegaa school
karegaa padhaayi ya likhaayi
Mein na bhool
Haan likhaayi mein na bhool

Ye baat rahe yaad
Banegaa ustaad
Waah re ustaad beta
Waah waah re ustaad

Baitthe baitthe ladkon pe
Ra’ub jamaayegaa

Hogaa jo shareer
Uss ke baint lagaayegaa
Ji baint lagaayegaa
Ji baint lagaayegaa
Phir karegaa raja shaadi
Khush hongi Amma daadi
Dulhan hogi tez mizaaj
Karegi iss par poora raaj
Chulha phunkwaayegi
Roti bhi pakwaayegi
Bachcha bhi khilwaayegi
Han haan
Sab kuchh karwaayegi
Samjhe naa

Masaala piswaayegi
Arey o lala
Ragad masaala
De ragdaa
De ragdaa
Mol liyaa thhaa
Kaahe beta
Shaadi ka ye jhagdaa

Dekho dekho
O dekho dekho
Bajaaye shehnaayi
Bajaaye shehnaayi
Hamaare lalnaa
Haan hamaare lalnaa


This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of atulsongaday.me, then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day : 3825 Post No. : 14829

Wonder pe Thunder !

Today’s song is from film ‘Hare Rama Hare Krishna’ (1971). When I found that this very popular and famous song of the early 70s was yet to be covered in the blog, my first reaction was to disbelieve it. I was almost sure that there was some mistake. I scanned the entire ‘H’ alphabet film list, bur could not see this song under any heading. Then I checked the year wise and MD wise lists – with same result. I was wondering how this song has escaped from the keen eyes of our contributors, who are specialists in the songs of the 70s ! At the end of it, I even checked with Atul ji, who confirmed that the song, indeed, was yet to be covered by us. This was a bonanza for me.

This is one of the songs of RD Burman, which I liked very much. Comparatively, he was one of the new composers in those times – in my opinion – though he had already done about 40 films before ‘Hare Rama Hare Krishna’ (HRHK). In last few years I had liked few songs from his earlier films like ‘Parichay’ (1972), ‘Seeta aur Geeta’ (1972), ‘Caravan’ (1971), ‘Kati Patang’ (1970) and ‘Teesri Manzil’ (1966). However, he suffered in my hands, due to my biased view of film songs of the period of 70s and beyond and except few more songs of RD Burman, I never liked his music, which in general I felt, was too loud and mostly copied from other sources (see several U-Tube videos on this issue, as a proof). However, I concede that he was a worthy son of a worthy composer compared to some other composer-son composers and that his music was much better than theirs and that he lasted for a longer period, cut short only by his sudden death in 1994, at the age of 55 years.

Today’s song is sung by Asha Bhosle and chorus and its video shows that it was sung on screen by a Hippie Girl (Zeenat Aman) amidst a smoking Hippie crowd. Somewhere in the year 1966, I had visited Goa (Panaji) to participate in a conference. During my visit, we had 2 free days and we roamed around the beautiful beaches of Goa. Goa had been liberated from the Portuguese about 6 years back and the Indian tourists did not have enough time yet to spoil the beaches and cities of Goa. So we could really enjoy our trip. During our beach visits we saw many Hippie groups, behaving in a ‘who cares’ attitude on the beaches. No wonder, many of my colleagues took their photographs to show in their respective private circles. That was a time when the Hippie culture had spread around the world.

Hippie (also spelled hippy) people were members of a counter cultural movement during the 1960s and 1970s, that rejected the mores of mainstream American life. The movement originated on college campuses in the United States, and also spread to other countries. Hippies felt alienated from middle-class society, which they saw as dominated by materialism and repression, and they developed their own distinctive lifestyle. They favoured long hair and casual, often unconventional, attire, sometimes in ‘psychedelic’ colours.

Many males grew beards, and both men and women wore sandals and beads. Long flowing granny dresses were popular with women, and rimless granny glasses with both men and women. Hippies commonly took up communal or cooperative living arrangements, and they often adopted vegetarian diets based on unprocessed foods and practiced holistic medicine. Hippies tended to be dropouts from society, foregoing regular jobs and careers, although some developed small businesses that catered to other hippies.

Hippies advocated non-violence and love, a popular phrase being “Make love, not war,” for which they were sometimes called ‘flower children’. They promoted openness and tolerance as alternatives to the restrictions and regimentation they saw in the middle-class society. Hippies often practiced open sexual relationships and lived in various types of family groups. They commonly sought spiritual guidance from sources outside the Judeo-Christian tradition, particularly Buddhism and other Eastern religions. Hippies promoted the recreational use of hallucinogenic drugs, particularly marijuana and LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide), in so-called head trips, justifying the practice as a way of expanding consciousness.

By the mid-1970s the movement had waned, and by the 1980s hippies had given way to a new generation of young people who were intent on making careers for themselves in business and who came to be known as yuppies (young urban professionals). Nonetheless, hippies continued to have an influence on the wider culture, seen, for example, in more relaxed attitudes toward sex, in the new concern for the environment, and in a widespread lessening of formality.

Film HRHK was Dev Anand’s idea. Initially, he wanted Zahida to become its Heroine. She, however rejected the offer when she learnt that in the film, she would be Dev’s sister – Jasbir. Dev Anand also wanted SD Burman to do the music. When Dada heard the original story, in which Zeenat falls in love with Dev, not knowing that he was her brother, Dada flatly refused the film and also advised Dev to change the story, as Indian public would be averse to an incest story. Eventually RD Burman was selected as MD.

Similarly, this song – “Dum Maaro Dum” was originally to be a duet of Usha Uthup and Lata Mangeshkar. Possibly Asha Bhosle, who was on the verge of leaving OPN and joining RD Burman (who had applied for a divorce with Rita –  his wife) scuttled the plan and the song came to Asha as a solo and another duet with usha Uthup. RD burman then changed the whole tune of the song, using Asha’s skill of singing in higher pitches.

All songs of this film became popular, especially “Phoolon Ka Taaron Ka Sabka Kehna Hai” and “Dum Maaro Dum” were heard everywhere. The lyrics of the song “Dum Maaro Dum” were very apt to indicate and describe the philosophy and frustration of the younger generation in that period –

duniya ne hum ko diya kya
duniya se hum ne liya kya
hum sab ki parvah karen kyun
sabne hamara kiya kya

All this clearly indicated what was eating the minds of young people.

Fortunately, 70s was the period when the Hippie culture was on decline worldwide. As such, this type of philosophy and such cult did not fit into the Indian mind set in any case. Therefore, this culture did not grow much here and had a natural end – like everywhere else in the world.

Two interesting anecdotes about this film. One, Dev Anand in his autobiography -“Romancing With Life “, published in 2007, had confessed that during this film, he had fallen in love with Zeenat. He was to make a confession to her, when he learnt that she had gone very close to Raj Kapoor. In one party, he also saw Raj kapoor hugging Zeenat and she was responding to him. Dev was disillusioned. He knew that Zeenat was keen to work in RK’s film ‘Satyam Shivam Sundaram’, and that all this was due to that only. He simply removed her thought from his mind.

Second is about the Burmans. In the program ‘Phool Khile Hain Gulshan Gulshan’, Pancham narrated that – “Papa used to go for morning walk everyday in Juhu. People recognised him and would say, look, SD Burman is going. One day he came back very excited. He told me, today people recognised me and said, Look RD Burman’s father is going. Papa was proud of me that my music in HRHK was famous and popular.”

Nandu Chawathe- a leading fiddler and violinist was associated with Pancham in those days. This person – Nandu Chawathe, was a guest in one of our get togethers of Atulites in Mumbai, thanks to one of our members Nitin ji Shah. He had played some songs on his violin in that meeting,  Chawathe says that Dev Anand was very much upset, when Asha replaced Lata and Pancham took time to compose the new tune for Asha Bhosle. The final product, however, pleased Dev Anand.

The story of the film, as given in wiki, is –

In the background of the rise of the International Hare Krishna movement in the 1970s, is a Montreal-based family of the Jaiswals, consisting of mom, dad, son, Prashant, and daughter, Jasbir. Due to differences, Mr and Mrs Jaiswal separate, leaving Jasbir with dad, and Prashant with his mom. Eventually Prashant and his mom travel to India, leaving father and daughter behind in Montreal. Mr. Jaiswal remarries, and brings his new wife to live in his home. Jasbir is told by her nanny that her mother & brother are dead. Back in India Prashant is sent to a boarding school and his father makes sure that none of Prashant’s letters reach Jasbir, so that it would be easy on her part to get over emotional trauma. Jasbir is upset with her inconsiderate step-mother and ignorant father who is deeply immersed in his business.

Years later, Prashant has grown up to be a pilot. He has received a letter from his dad that Jasbir, who had rebelled and left home, is now located in Kathmandu, Nepal, with a group of hippies. Prashant decides to find his sister and hopefully get her back to the family. When Prashant lands in Kathmandu he does not find Jasbir, but instead finds Janice, who is indeed his sister with a new name. Janice has no recollection of her childhood, and is always in the company of hippies spending most of her time consuming alcohol & drugs with them.

Janice lives with the hippies in the property rented out by local landlord Drona. Drona’s real business is stealing ancient artifacts from Kathmandu and selling it to foreign nationals. Michael, one of the hippies, is the one who does all the dirty work for him. Janice’s boyfriend Deepak misunderstands that Prashant is trying to woo Janice, hence they exchange a few blows every time they meet. Meanwhile, Drona has an eye on Shanti, a local salesgirl working in one of the shops owned by him. Shanti has feelings for Prashant which creates one more enemy for him. Later Prashant and Shanti elope and get married. At the same time a precious idol is stolen from local temple by Michael, which he hides in Janice’s house. Prashant secretly observes all this. Drona tries to frame Shanti for theft by secretly planting another stolen artifact in her house. Later he spreads the word that since the day Prashant has arrived idols are being stolen and he is stalking local girls.

The police commissioner is a friend of Prashant’s father, and has already received a letter stating the purpose of Prashant’s visit to Kathmandu. He suspects that Drona is trying to frame Prashant because he has married Shanti. He gets a search warrant for the entire property of Drona and recovers a diary which has contact details of his friends abroad who help him sell the stolen artifacts. The police also recover the stolen artifact from Shanti’s home, squarely blaming Prashant for it. Shanti is deeply hurt by this and looks around for Prashant. Prashant meanwhile is with Janice, trying to convince her that he is her brother, who she had been told dead long back. Michael overhears the conversation & conspires to put the blame on the brother-sister duo. Taking advantage of the situation Drona and Michael instigate the locals against Prashant by framing him for the theft and duping Shanti under pretext of marriage. The hippies and the locals are now ready to bash Prashant the moment they come across him.

When Prashant again tries to meet Janice, the hippies give him a solid thrashing. The police commissioner intervenes and Prashant is saved. At the same time the true face of Drona is uncovered and he meets his end trying to run away from police. Janice sees that both her parents have arrived to meet her and realizes that Prashant is indeed her brother. Janice is deeply hurt that her parents had to see her in this state. She runs away from them and commits suicide. In her suicide note she tells Prashant how deeply she loved him and she never intended him to find her in this state and suicide was the only way out for her.

‘Hare Rama Hare Krishna’ (released on 9-12-1971) was a Landmark film for Navketan – a film production company, which could boast of a world record (yet unbeaten) that the company was run for 62 years by the same person who established it in 1949 ! The cult song “Dum Maaro Dum” became so popular that no function was complete without this song for the next 10 years! Enjoy this song here today…..

[Author’s Note: The article uses information from books ‘Gaata Rahe Mera Dil’ and ‘Music Beyond Boundaries’, Wiki, The Hindu and my notes].

Video (Partial)

Audio (Complete)

Song – Dum Maro Dum, Mit Jaayen Gham  (Hare Rama Hare Krishna) (1971) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Anand Bakshi, Music – RD Burman
Female Chorus
Male Chorus

Lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)

hush..shh..shh..shh

dum maaro dum..mm..mmaaaa
mit jaaye gham..mm..mmaaaa
bolo subah shaa..aam
hare krishn hare ram
hare krishn hare ram
hare krishn hare ram
hare krishn hare ram

dum maaro dum..mm..mmaaaa
mit jaaye gham..mm..mmaaaa
bolo subah shaa..aam
hare krishn hare ram
hare krishn hare ram
hare krishn hare ram
hare krishn hare ram

pa..aa pa ra pa pa tu tu tu
aa..aa ee..ee
ta raa ta raa ta raa ta raa raa..aa

duniya ne hum ko diya kya
duniya se hum ne liya kya
hum sab ki parvah karen kyon
sab ne hamaara kiya kya
duniya ne hum ko diya kya
duniya se hum ne liya kya
hum sab ki parvah karen kyon
sab ne hamaara kiya kya

aaaa aaaa aaaa aaaa

dum maaro dum..mm..mmaaaa
mit jaayen gham..mm..mmaaaa
bolo subah shaa..aam
hare krishn hare ram
hare krishn hare ram
hare krishn hare ram
hare krishn hare ram

hush..shh..shh..shh

dum maaro dum..mm..mmaaaa
mit jaaye gham..mm..mmaaaa
bolo subah shaa..aam
hare krishn hare ram
hare krishn hare ram
hare krishn hare ram
hare krishn hare ram

chaahe jiyenge marenge
hum na kisi se darenge
hum ko na roke zamaana
jo chaahenge hum karenge

aaaa aaaa aaaa aaaa

dum maaro dum..mm..mmaaaa
mit jaayen gham..mm..mmaaaa
bolo subah shaa..aam
hare krishn hare ram
hare krishn hare ram
hare krishn hare ram
hare krishn hare ram

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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हश॰॰शश॰॰शश॰॰शश

दम मारो दम॰॰मम्म॰॰मम्मआ॰॰आ
मिट जाएँ ग़म॰॰मम्म॰॰मम्मआ॰॰आ
बोलो सुबह शा॰॰आम
हरे कृष्ण हरे राम
हरे कृष्ण हरे राम
हरे कृष्ण हरे राम
हरे कृष्ण हरे राम

दम मारो दम॰॰मम्म॰॰मम्मआ॰॰आ
मिट जाएँ ग़म॰॰मम्म॰॰मम्मआ॰॰आ
बोलो सुबह शा॰॰आम
हरे कृष्ण हरे राम
हरे कृष्ण हरे राम
हरे कृष्ण हरे राम
हरे कृष्ण हरे राम

पा॰॰आ प र पा पा तु तु तु
आ॰॰आ ई॰॰ई
त रा त रा त रा त रा रा॰॰आ

दुनिया ने हमको दिया क्या
दुनिया से हमने लिया क्या
हम सबकी परवाह करें क्यों
सब ने हमारा किया क्या

आ॰॰ आ॰॰ आ॰॰ आ॰॰

दम मारो दम॰॰मम्म॰॰मम्मआ॰॰आ
मिट जाएँ ग़म॰॰मम्म॰॰मम्मआ॰॰आ
बोलो सुबह शा॰॰आम
हरे कृष्ण हरे राम
हरे कृष्ण हरे राम
हरे कृष्ण हरे राम
हरे कृष्ण हरे राम

हश॰॰शश॰॰शश॰॰शश

दम मारो दम॰॰मम्म॰॰मम्मआ॰॰आ
मिट जाएँ ग़म॰॰मम्म॰॰मम्मआ॰॰आ
बोलो सुबह शा॰॰आम
हरे कृष्ण हरे राम
हरे कृष्ण हरे राम
हरे कृष्ण हरे राम
हरे कृष्ण हरे राम

चाहे जिएंगे मरेंगे
हम ना किसी से डरेंगे
हमको ना रोके ज़माना
जो चाहेंगे हम करेंगे

आ॰॰ आ॰॰ आ॰॰ आ॰॰

दम मारो दम॰॰मम्म॰॰मम्मआ॰॰आ
मिट जाएँ ग़म॰॰मम्म॰॰मम्मआ॰॰आ
बोलो सुबह शा॰॰आम
हरे कृष्ण हरे राम
हरे कृष्ण हरे राम
हरे कृष्ण हरे राम
हरे कृष्ण हरे राम


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Blog Day : 3798 Post No. : 14788

“Bullet”(1976) was directed by Vijay Anand for Navketan Productions on the occasion of the silver jubilee of this production house. This movie had Dev Anand, Parveen Babi, Rakesh Roshan, Kabir Bedi, Jyoti Bakshi (new discovery), Sonia Sahni, Shreeram Laagoo, Jagdeep, Mohan Sherry, Ranjana Sachdev, Murad, Ranjan, Sheela, Shefali, Jazebel, Julie, Ratna, Julien, Mamaji, Moolchand, Sharat Saxena etc in it.

This movie had four songs in it. Three songs have been covered in the past. Here is the list of the songs already covered:-

Song Title

Post No.

Post Date

Jab tum chale jaaoge to yaad bahut aaoge 5100 4-Dec-11
Chori chori chupke chupke tere mere bin 13614 26-Sep-17
Mat chhedo gham ki baaten 14785 9-Dec-18

The fourth and final song left to be covered is in fact the first song in the movie. It is the title song of the movie as well, where the word bullet appears more than fifty times.
Sudhir Jee, in his comments to the earlier song mentions that

Praveen Babi is the love interest of Dev Anand, and Jyoti Bakshi is the love interest of Rakesh Roshan. Both are police officers. Praveen Babi works for Kabir Bedi, who is actually a gangster. Dev Anand is after him, but Kabir Bedi is successful in getting Dev Anand suspended from the police force on fabricated charges.

In the sequence of events, Jyoti Bakshi gets killed, and that pits Rakesh Roshan against Dev Anand, as the suspicion falls on the latter. Dev Anand then visits Kabir Bedi in his office and drops a bullet on his table, and challenges him that this bullet carries his (Kabir Bedi’s name) and that his days are numbered. That is where the title of the film comes from.

The song is sung by Kishore Kumar. Anand Bakshi is the lyricist. Music is composed by R D Burman.

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

Audio

Video

Song-Bullet bullet (Bullet)(1976) Singer-Kishore Kumar, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-R D Burman
Chorus

Lyrics

bullet
bullet
bullet
bullet
bullet
bullet
bullet
bullet
bullet
bullet

hey dekho
yeh kya hai
ispe naam tera likha hai
arre dekho
yeh kya hai
ispe naam tera likha hai

bullet bullet bullet bullet
bullet bullet bullet
bullet bullet bullet bullet
bullet bullet bullet

hey dekho yeh kya hai
ispe naam tera likha hai

bekhabar baitha hai
mast hai peene mein
ek din yeh lagegi pyaare tere seene mein
bekhabar baitha hai
mast hai peene mein
ek din yeh lagegi pyaare tere seene mein
are yaar mere abb hota kya hai aage aage aage aage
dekho yeh kya hai
tere dard e dil ki dawa hai
ispe naam tera likha hai
bullet bullet bullet bullet
bullet bullet bullet

are dekho yeh kya hai
ispe naam tera likha hai

lallalala
lala
lalla
lalla

yeh nahin toh kya hai
jisse tu darta hai
main tujhe aur tu kisko talaash karta hai
yeh nahin toh kya hai
jisse tu darta hai
main tujhe aur tu kisko talaash karta hai

are yaar mere ab hota kya hai
aage aage aage aage
dekho yeh kya hai
yeh kya hai yeh tujhko pata hai
ispe naam tera likha hai
bullet bullet bullet bullet
bullet bullet bullet

are are dekho yeh kya hai, ispe naam tera likha hai

yaad rakh deewaane
yaad rakh deewaane
tu woh parwaana hai
usko apni lagaayi aag mein jal jaana hai
yaad rakh deewaane
tu woh parwaana hai
usko apni lagaayi aag mein jal jaana hai
arre yaar mere abb hota kya hai aage aage aage aage
dekho yeh kya hai,
yeh inaam hai ya saza hai
ispe naam tera likha hai
bullet bullet bullet bullet
bullet bullet bullet

hey dekho yeh kya hai
ispe naam tera likha hai
bullet bullet bullet bullet
bullet bullet bullet


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.

Blog Day : 3790 Post No. : 14774

Hullo to Atuldom

At the outset let me wish our friend of Atuldom “A very Happy Birthday” and lotsa of love and joy forever. Let her always be a mystery (paheli); atleast till I meet her personally. But from accounts about her that Sudhirji had once shared on the blog and Atulji’s had written in his post I am very eager to meet her. Till then I will be content with the occasional telephonic chat or WhatsApp masti that we indulge in. Wish you a very Happy Birthday Khyatiji. Have a great day musical day.

“Amir Garib” is a movie I have seen ages back at the time it was released. I have very foggy memory of the contents, only thing I recollect is both Dev Anand and Hema play petty thieves in addition to picking each other’s pockets, and sing the same song one after the other i.e. “soni aur moni ki hai jodiajeeb” has two versions that follow each other in quick succession, in Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar. Also, I recollect how gorgeous and petite Hema lookedand Dev Anand’s style of dressing, and dancing.

For the plot content I consulted the WIKI and this is what I found :-

The film starts with Mumbai police officials deliberating how to crack a spate of robberies targeting the rich in the city by a masked thief called Bagula Bhagat. Inspector Anand (Sujeet Kumar) is given charge of the case.
Meanwhile, one gets to see musician and singer, Manmohan, alias Moni, working in a hotel owned by Seth Daulatram (Premnath) who is pursued by Sunita aka Soni, a pickpocket, who lives with her foster mother (Sulochana). In fact, Sunita’s rich businessman father died when he was duped by his treacherous manager, Daulatram.

Actually, Bagula Bhagat is Moni in disguise, whose informers (including Birbal and Tuntun) garner information about the misdeeds of unscrupulous traders and businessmen. These then become the target of Bagula Bhagat, who robs them of their riches only to distribute among the poor and the needy. Moni’s heart beats for the ill trodden after a childhood incident, in which his grandfather was killed by a ruthless landowner, who not only belittles him for his poverty, and mocks him about Moni’s mother having been duped by a rich man.

After a series of incidents-some interesting, others outright boring and outlandish Moni and Soni agree to teach Seth Daulatram a lesson for his misdeeds. But before that, Moni comes to know that Soni’s foster mother is actually his mother and that inspector Sujeet Kumar is the fiancé of his foster sister. The film ends after a courtroom drama, in which the judge tries Bagula Bhagat for his misdemeanours. Does the judge take a lenient view of Moni’s plea for rights of the poor? Or is he delivered a harsh punishment?

Lets have this party song today to celebrate our Khyatji’s birthday. It has the normal masala movie setup of a climax song, with the villain (Premnath) bringing in the heroine’s mother (Sulochana) as his hidden trump to thwart the hero and heroine in their mission. We have Ranjeet playing Premnath’s chamcha.

This song also shows Dev Anand in the style he was known for after the advent of colour in movies.

Video

Audio

Song-Kahin janaab ko mera to intzaar nahin (Ameer Ghareeb)(1974) Singers-Lata, Kishore Kumar, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal
Both

Lyrics(Based on Audio version)

thha intzar jiska aaa
woh raat aa gayi hai
thha intzaar jiska
woh raat aa gayi hai
dulha miyaan kahaan hai
baaraat aa gayi hai
uljhe huye hain saahib
uljhan ko dhoondhte hain
mehfil mein doston ki ee
dushman ko dhoondhte hain

nashe ka jhonka hai woh
nazar kaa dhokha hai woh
nashe ka jhonka hai woh
nazar kaa dhokha hai woh
huzoor aayega woh zuroor
aayega woh

magar woh dushman e jaan
na aa chuka ho yahaan
magar woh dushman e jaan
na aa chuka ho yahaan
kisi pe kya hai yaqeen
kahin woh main toh nahin
kisi pe kya hai yaqeen
kahin woh main toh nahin
kuchh aitbaar nahin ee
kahin janaab ko mera toh intzaar nahin ee
kahin janaab ko mera toh intzaar nahin
kisi pe kya hai yaqeen
kahin woh main toh nahin
kuchh aitbar nahin
kahin janaab ko mera toh intzaar nahin ee
kahin janaab ko mera toh intzaar nahin

nazar udaas hai kyon
labon pe pyaas hai kyon
nazar udaas hai kyon
labon pe pyaas hai kyon
uthhaaon jaam piyo
usi ke naam piyo
guzarne do yeh ghadi
badi hai raat padi
guzarne do yeh ghadi
badi hai raat padi
ke thhodi der mein woh kahega aake suno
tumhen karaar nahin
kahin janaab ko mera toh intzaar nahin ee
kahin janaab ko mera toh intzaar nahin

aaa
aa aa aa aa aa
yeh ameer aur gareeb
zara se aayen kareeb
yeh ameer aur gareeb
zara se aayen kareeb
toh koyi baat bane
meri baaraat bane
yahi toh soch ke haan
main aa gaya hoon yahaan
yahi toh soch ke haan
main aa gaya hoon yahaan
yeh meri bhool sahi
ghalat asool sahi
main sharmsaar nahin ee
kahin janaab ko mera toh intzaar nahin ee
kahin janaab ko mera toh intzaar nahin

mera jo haal hai abb
kiya hai tumne yeh sab
mera jo haal hai abb
kiya hai tumne yeh sab
tumhaara kaam hai yeh
ke intekaam hai yeh
diya jo toone mujhe
wahi main doongi tujhe
diya jo toone mujhe
wahi main doongi tujhe
yahi hai kaam mera
khizaa hai nam mera
ke main bahaar nahi ee
kahin janaab ko mera toh intzaar nahin ee
kahin janaab ko mera toh intzaar nahin
kisi pe kya hai yaqeen
kahin woh main toh nahin
kuchh aitbaar nahin
kahin janaab ko

mera toh intzaar nahin
kahin janaab ko mera toh intzaar nahin


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Blog Day : 3757 Post No. : 14724

Sachin Dev Burman is, beyond doubt, the most sensitive instrument of musical inspiration – his soul is the very soul of music, the very soul of magic. Navketan ….is synonymous with Burman …whose songs are nesting places of whistling birds, tinkling bells and sobbing flutes….. A genius who has breathed music, dreamed music, lived music all his life.

This was a part of a signed note written in his own hand writing by Dev Anand, probably as a tribute to S D Burman. The entire note was reproduced in the book “The Navketan Story – Cinema Modern” by Sidharth Bhatia (2011).

Today, October 31st 2018 is 43rd Remembrance Day of Sachin Dev Burman (01/10/1906 – 31/10/1975), a legendary music director whose song compositions of 1950s through early 70s sound as young today as they did at the time of their creation. On S D Burman’s 112th birth anniversary on October 1st, 2018, I had set out in an article on this Blog, his journey from the Royal Tripura Family to the country side of the then East Bengal, to Calcutta (Kolkata) and finally to Bombay (Mumbai) to become one of the leading music directors of the golden period of Hindi film music.

When S D Burman landed in Mumbai in 1944, he had tough competition from well-established music directors like Anil Biswas, Naushad, Ghulam Haider, Khemchand Prakash and C Ramchandra. There were also emerging music directors in the mid-1940s like Sajjad Hussain, Husnlal-Bhagatram, Shyam Sundar, Hansraj Bahl etc. To some extent, his competition lessened with the migration of Ghulam Haider to Pakistan in 1948 and the sudden death of Khemchand Prakash in 1950. However, he had to face competition from new music directors – Shankar-Jaikishan, O P Nayyar. Madan Mohan, Roshan etc who operated concurrently with him.

There were some other handicaps with which S D Burman commenced his musical career. Apart from his poor knowledge of Hindi, S D Burman was said to have some personality traits which were not conducive for creating a successful filmy career. He gave an impression that he was whimsical, temperamental and stubborn. He lacked tact in handling his prospective customers (producers-directors). On the ‘plus’ side of his personality, as outlined by many who had worked with S D Burman, he was sagacious, humble, unbiased and had child-like innocence. Perhaps these qualities in him more than made up for his negative traits.

In Hindi film industry, in addition to talent, one also requires net-working with those who matters for picking up the music director for their films. He rarely attended filmy parties. He would not meet producer-directors or actors’ to seek work. He had very few friends and almost all of them were associated with Hindustani classical music or from Bengali music circle.

Despite all these handicaps and competitions from fellow music directors, I wonder as how could S D Burman maintain his position as one of the top music directors for as long as 24 years (1951-1975)? Let me analyse it based on 50 odd interviews of personality I have gone through who had closely worked with S D Burman and also of those who had known him.

For S D Burman, music was his world. Pandit Hari Prasad Chaurasia called him ‘Sangeet Sant’ (Saint of Music). Uttam Singh who was a violinist in S D Burman’s team of musicians and later a music director referred to him as ‘Rishi’ (Sage). Those who have closely worked with him had noticed that most of the time, he was in musical trance. Neeraj once observed that when Burman Dada was creating tunes for dance songs, he himself would dance to get a feel as to how a tune will fit on a dance song. Even among his few close friends, music was the only subject of his talk.

He was totally committed to song compositions under whatever the circumstances. Vijay Anand, in an interview taken by Piyush Sharma, had revealed that Burman Dada had composed some of the songs of ‘Guide’ (1965) from his hospital bed. He had personally gone to collect one of the tunes ‘piya tose naina laage re from the hospital bed. That he could conceive and create such a complex tunes ( 4 antaras in the song have different melodic treatments) even during illness speaks volume for his calibre as a music director. Waheeda Rahman had revealed that Burman Dada would tell her that he had conceived the tune with these dance steps in his mind so she should take care to do justice to them during the shooting. For ‘Tere Mere Sapne’ (1971), he had called Hema Malini to his home to explain the dance style of ta thai tat thai that thai ta. His good understanding of almost all aspects of song picturisation with his passion for perfection resulted in a very high percentage of his songs becoming hit.

S D Burman was never part of the rat race in the field of music direction in Bollywood. He would restrict the work of music direction to just 3-4 films a year. He had a phobia that if he took more films on hand, he may sound repetitive in his song composition. His style of composition required sufficient time to work on the songs to his full satisfaction. He would agree to compose songs for a film only after he had gone through the script of the film and the song sequences were fitting well in the story of the film.

There was an instance quoted by Pulak Bandopadhyay, who worked with S D Burman as lyricist for his non-film Bangla songs. He was present when this incidence happened. One day, a gentleman from the South film industry came to Burman Dada’s house and opened his brief case which was full of currency notes. He wanted to sign Burman Dada for his film. Burman Dada told the gentleman that he could show him as many bundles of currency notes as he had but he had no time to take up the new assignment.

After the gentleman had left disappointed, one of the persons in his room told Burman Dada that he should not have refused the film. He replied him by way of an idiomatic expression to make him understand. He compared film music as a draw-well. He said if one draws all the water from the well, it dries up. One needs to give the well sometime to recoup the water. [I have paraphrased here from the instance mentioned in ‘S D Burman – The World of His Music’ by Khagesh Dev Burman (Second Impression, 2016)].

Another important feature of S D Burman’s song compositions was that he was so particular about his melodic creations that he would not allow his singer’s voice and the lyrics to be over-shadowed by heavy orchestration. He used to tell his music arrangers that his melody was like a beautiful bride who did not need much ornamentation and dressing up. Another idiomatic expression he used to give in this regard was that orchestration was like a bindi (dot) on the forehead of a lady. A small bindi (dot) on the forehead of a beautiful lady would enhance her beauty. But a big bindi will spoil her beauty.

S D Burman was a strong believer in experimentation. Probably, this belief stemmed from his phobia that his songs may sound repetitive if he did not do something different. A sample of some non-film Bengali songs which he had composed in the 1930s and 40s itself gives an indication of his experimentation. Once in a conversation with Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma, the Santoor player, Burman Dada said in his broken Hindi “main maar khaayega lekin main kuchh naya karega’’. What he meant was that he would continue to experiment with his songs and the music compositions even though his experiments may sometime fail. Let me list out at least a few of his experimentation:

1. I think, the first successful experimentation S D Burman carried was converting a ghazal into a club song tadbeer se bigdi huyi taqdeer bana le. This song became so famous that the film ‘Baazi’ (1951) became synonymous with this song. In ‘Funtoosh’ (1956), he once again converted a ghazal sounding lyrics into a light fun song, wo dekhen to unki inaayat.

2. In jaane kya toone kahi, a new musical instrument called Chinese Temple Blocks was used which created a mesmerising impact to match the mood in the song. The instrument was played by Kersi Lord, the Drummer and Accordionist in the S D Burman’s team of musicians. Another surprise was that S D Burman experimented by using Khol (a type of percussion) in this song which was essentially a naughty one. In Bengal and other North-Eastern States, the khol is used mainly for devotional and kirtan songs. In hothon mein aisi baat main daba ke chali aayi, S D Burman used a variety of percussion instruments of North-East Indian states and from Nepal and Myanmar numbering around 20.

3. Music Director Chitragupt used to tell his music director sons, Anand-Milind to study the songs composed by S D Burman especially the antara part of the songs where he sometimes experimented by composing in different metres than the mukhda metres. Anand gave an example of the song, choodi nahin ye mera dil hai which has antaras in different metres than mukhda. Even within antara, three out of 5 lines are again in different metres. The expertise of S D Burman in these types of songs is that the tune of antaras in different metres is brought close to the mukhda tune of the song like an aircraft making a smooth landing.

4. Poet Neeraj who started writing for S D Burman from ‘Prem Pujari’ (1970) also said that Burman Dada did a lot of experimentation with his song compositions. For instance, in phoolon ke rang se dil ki kalam se, Burman Dada started the song with antara. It was after 7 lines that the mukhda of 4 lines started. In dil aaj shaayar hai, there was no mukhda at all. For the song, yaaron neelaam karo susti, Burman Dada composed the first two lines based on a folk song, the next two lines were raag based tune, 5th and 6th lines were pop based tune and the last 4 lines which are the mukhda of the song were composed in qawwali style. Neeraj said that Burman Dada did these kinds of experimentation to break the monotony in the songs.

5. S D Burman was a fan of Ustad Faiyaz Khan of Agra Gharana. With his prior approval, he had used his famous bandish, ‘jhan jhan jhan jhan paayal baaje’ in Raag Nat Behag in composing non-film Bengali song ‘jhan jhan jhan jhan manjeera baaje’ (1937) which became very popular. He reused the tune with some improvisation in Hindi film ‘Buzdil’ (1951).

But in ‘Manzil’ (1960), S D Burman went a step ahead. He experimented with using Ustad Faiyaz Khan’s famous Dadra in Raag Bhairavi, ‘banaao batiyaan hato kaahe ko jhooti’ on Mehmood as arre hato kaahe ko jhooti banaao batiyaan in a light comical situation. He got Manna Dey to sing keeping in view the fact that he was singing for Mehmood in the role of Paanwala. When I first heard this song without the picturisation, I really felt that it was sung as a semi-classical song in the film as a part of the stage show. This song became very popular because it had the chord to connect with the masses.

Later, Roshan also adopted this experimentation successfully in laaga chunri mein daag chupaaun kaise and in phool gendwa na maaro. Both these semi-classical songs have been used in comical situations and sung by Manna Dey.

6. According to Uttam Singh, Violinist with S D Burman and R D Burman and later the music director, S D Burman is the only music director in Hindi film industry who has experimented with composing a classical dance song, piya tose naina laage re in Rupak Taal (7 beats) which is regarded as unusual for a dance song. He said that after this dance song, no other music director in Hindi film industry has attempted to compose a classical dance song in Rupak Taal.

I do not know much of the nuances of Hindustani classical music. On-line study material gave me some idea as to why Rupak Taal is unusual. All other Taals like Dadra Taal (6 beats), Kherwah (8 beats), Ek Taal (12 beats), Dhamar (14 beats), Teentaal (16 beats) etc have even number of beats. It is only the Rupak Taal which has uneven number of beats (7).

7. Shekhar Sen, the current Chairman of the Sangeet Natak Akadamy who is also a singer, lyricist, composer, playwright and musicologist, said that Burman Dada had experimented composing a Hindi film song on Merukhand style used in Hindustani classical music. Merukhand is an improvisation style recited in the 3-4 notes in sargam. For example, 4 notes, Sa Re Ga Ma can be sung in various combination in maximum of 24 patterns without repeating any note. Merukhand is used for vocal practice by those who have just completed training in Hindustani classical music.

The song in Merukhand which Shekhar Sen referred to was palkon ke peeche se kya kah daala. Getting a clue from this song, I guess, geet pehle bana thhaa yaa bani thhi ye sargam is also a Merukhand inspired song. Both these songs became popular.

Let me summarise as to how S D Burman could remain as one of the top music directors for as long as 24 years (1951-1975). First, he concentrated on the quality rather than quantity of song compositions by restricting his assignments to not more than 3-4 film in a year. Secondly, he chose mainly those genres of films for which he had a flavour for composing songs. Thirdly, he ensured that he worked with those directors who had been excellent in song picturisation. He was lucky to get directors like Guru Dutt, Raj Khosla, Vijay Anand, Bimal Roy and later Shakti Samanta and Hrishikesh Mukherjee. Fourthly, he did improvisation in his song compositions to make them acceptable to the masses. He also made experimentation in the song compositions to ensure that his songs did not become monotonous.

I will end my longish post on Burman Dada with a quote from Shekhar Sen. “Burman Dada’s song compositions were like lime pickle which became more tasty as years passed”.

On the occasion of 43rd Remembrance Day of S D Burman, I present one of the songs composed by him, ‘o tushima ri tushima..aa gaya toofaan’ from the film ‘Ye Gulistaan Hamaara’ (1972). The song is sung by Lata Mangeshkar on the lyrics of Anand Bakshi.

The tune of the song is based on a Nepali folk song which S D Burman’s Madal player, Ranjit Gazmer had once sang among his other musicians while relaxing during the rehearsal. S D Burman liked the tune and later used in this film with some improvisation.

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Acknowledgements:

In writing this article, I have relied on interviews which were given by those who had closely worked with/close association with S D Burman. They included producers-directors, actors, music directors, singers, lyricists, music arrangers, lead musicians and his close friends. Most of videos/audio interviews were taken by Moti Lalwani which he has uploaded on YT.

Video Clip:

Song-Ho tushima ri tushima…aa gaya toofaan (Ye Gulistaan Hamaara)(1972) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-S D Burman

Lyrics

ho o o o
tushima aa aa

ho tushima ri tushima
ho tushima ri tushima
aaj jaane kis kaaran
haule haule doley mann
aaj jaane kis kaaran
haule haule doley mann
aa gaya toofaan
haan
aa gaya toofaan
aa gaya toofaan
haan
aa gaya toofaan
ho tushima ri tushima
ho tushima ri tushima

chhaayi masti basti basti
parvat parvat jhoomen
chhaayi masti
chhaayi masti basti-basti
parvat parvat jhoomen
yoon chale purvaai
ang ang leve angdaai
dharti chhuve aasmaan
aa gaya toofaan
aa gaya toofaan
haan
aa gaya toofaan
ho tushima ri tushima
ho tushima ri tushima

thhanda paani chhoone se bhi
aag badan mein laage
thhanda paani
thhanda paani chhoone se bhi
aag badan mein laage
neend se joban jaaga
chupke se dhadkan laaga
mera manwa beimaan
aa gaya toofaan
aa gaya toofaan
haan
aa gaya toofaan
ho tushima ri tushima
ho tushima ri tushima

maine dekha apna mukhda
maujon ke darpan mein
maine dekha
maine dekha apna mukhda
maujon ke darpan mein
mann se maine poochha
yeh hoon main yaa koi dooja
itni sundar main kahaan
aa gaya toofaan
aa gaya toofaan
haan
aa gaya


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.

Blog Day : 3722 Post No. : 14658

Hullo to all in Atuldom

Disclaimer: Thoughts presented in this song are not the thoughts of the author of this post. It is just a tool in the hands of the filmmaker to take the story of the film forward and explain why the central character professes ‘bachelorhood’. Readers are requested to enjoy the song

“Man Pasand” (1980 – censored on 26-6-1980 and released on 11-7-1980) was among the first few movies whose music cassette was purchased by my father along with “Yaarana” when they hit the market. And since then I am a huge fan of their songs. Know almost all of them by heart.

This was a movie produced by Amit Khanna and directed by Basu Chatterji. Rajesh Roshan was the music director and Amit Khanna himself wrote the lyrics. The movie itself was inspired by the famous stage play by George Bernad Shaw – ‘Pygmalion’ (first published in 1913), and also on the hugely popular iconic film ‘My Fair Lady’ (1964 – Rex Harrison and Audrey Hepburn). The movie stars Dev Anand, Tina Munim, Girish Karnad, Simple Kapadia, Leela Mishra and Mehmood.

The movie has Dev Anand and Girish Karnad playing best friends, bachelors and musicologists. They encounter a loud- and foul-mouthed vendor of ‘datun’ (neem branches} in the late-night local trains of Mumbai. Then and there Dev (Pratap) throws a challenge that he can transform the unpolished girl into a graceful and talented singer and Karnad (Kashinath) picks up the bet and agrees to marry the girl if Pratap is successful.

Today’s song happens when Kamli (Tina Munim) walks into the flat of Pratap, to be trained as a singer. That is her only aim and she doesn’t know that the two friends have other plans. Prior to the song Pratap tries to explain to Kashi that no one knows what their “marzi” is, whether it is a man or a woman. But once people get married they start trying to make the spouses dance to their “marzi”. That is the gist of the song.

Let us enjoy this lively Kishore Kumar number today on Dev Anand’s birth anniversary. He would have been 95. Dev Anand who was an entertainer from 1946 to 2011 almost 65 years. Dev Anand who was an actor, producer director. A heart throb of the audiences who loved his smile (crooked teeth notwithstanding) sparkling eyes, scarfs, caps and mufflers and all the things that made up DEV ANAND.

Audio

Video

Song – Manmaani Se Hargiz Na Daro (Man Pasand) (1980) Singer – Kishore Kumar, Lyrics – Amit Khanna, MD – Rajesh Roshan

Lyrics

hmmm
man maani se hargiz na daro,
kabhi shaadi na karo
man maani se hargiz na daro,
kabhi shaadi na karo

marzi hai
arre aaj kahin
baahar khaana khaayen
wo kahengi
nahin sahab theek aath baje
ghar wapas aa jaayen

kitaab liye haath me in
aap chain se baithe hain
memsaab poochengi
kyunji hamse roothe hai

kabhi kisi bhi naari se kar lo
do baatein
wo kahen inhi se hoti hai kya
chhup ke mulaqaaten
aji tauba bewakoofi ki hai shaadi inteha
har aurat apna soche
auron ki nahi parvaah
kyon theek nahin kaha maine
jo ji mein aaye wo karo
kabhi shaadi na karo
man maani se hargiz na daro
kabhi shaadi na karo

zara sochiye
aaram se aap ye
jeewan jee rahe hain
pasand ka kha rahe
pasand ka pi rahe hain
achcha bhala ghar hai aapka
lekin kya karen
aap se juda hai shauk
begum sahab ka
aate hi kahen suniye ji
har cheez ko badlo
pehle parde phir sofa
phir apna huliya badlo
aji maana tanhaai se
kabhi dil ghabraayega
jeewan saathi ki zaroorat
mehsoos karaayega
ha ha
lekin is ghabaraahat me jo shadi kar baithe
wo umr bhar pachhataayega
jeete ji arey bhai na maro
kabhi shadi na karo
man maani se hargiz na daro
kabhi shaadi
ho kabhi shaadi,
haan kabhi shaadi
na baaba na

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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हम्ममम
मन मानी से हरगिज़ न डरो
कभी शादी ना करो
मन मानी से हरगिज़ न डरो
कभी शादी ना करो

मर्ज़ी है
अरे आज कहीं
बाहर खाना खाएं
वो कहेंगी
नहीं साहब ठीक आठ बजे
घर वापस आ जाएँ

किताब लिए हाथ में
आप चैन से बैठे हैं
मेम साहिब पूछेंगी
क्यों जो हमसे रूठे हैं

कभी किसी भी नारी से कर लो
दो बातें
वो कहें इन्हीं से होती हैं क्या
छुप के मुलाक़ातें
अजी तौबा बेवक़ूफ़ी की हैं शादी इंतेहा
हर औरत अपना सोचे
औरों की नहीं परवाह
क्यों ठीक नहीं कहा मैंने
जो जी में आए वो करो
मन मानी से हरगिज़ न डरो
कभी शादी ना करो

ज़रा सोचिए
आराम से आप ये
जीवन जी रहे हैं
पसंद का खा रहे हैं
पसंद का पी रहे
अच्छा भला घर है आपका
लेकिन क्या करें
आप से जुदा है शौक
बेगम साहब का
आते ही कहें सुनिए जी
हर चीज़ को बदलो
पहले पर्दे फिर सोफा
फिर अपना हुलिया बदलो
अजी माना तन्हाइ से
कभी दिल घबराएगा
जीवन साथी की ज़रूरत
महसूस कराएगा
हा हा
लेकिन इस घबराहट में जो शादी कर बैठे
वो उमर भर पछताएगा
जीते जी अरे भाई न मरो
कभी शादी
हो कभी शादी
हाँ कभी शादी
ना बाबा ना


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Blog Day : 3501 Post No. : 14067

“Heera Panna”(1973) was produced and directed by Dev Anand for Navketan Internationa Films Private Limited, Bombay. This “social” movie had Dev Anand, Zeenat Aman, Dheeraj, Rehman, Jeewan, Paintal, Rakhi (special appearance), Sudhir, Manmohan, Shaam Kumar, Maruti, A K Hangal, Neelam, Sheetal, Dilip Dutt, Kirti Kumar, Mac Mohan, Rajrani, Madhup Sharma, Dhanna, Mohammad Ali, Chhura etc in it.

This movie had four songs in it. Three of these songs have been covered in the blog in the past. Here are their details:-

Song Title

Post No.

Post Date

Heera ki tamanna hai ke panna mujhe mil jaaye 770 19-Feb-09
Bahut door mujhe chale jaana hai 6726 26-Sep-12
Ek paheli hai tu 13786 3-Dec-17

Here is the fourth and final song from “Heera Panna”(1973) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Kishore Kumar. Anand Bakshi is the lyricist. Music is composed by R D Burman.

The song is picturised on Dev Anand and Zeenat Aman. In the song, Dev Saab is seen posing as a fashion photographer who claims to get skimpily clad females to pose for him. 🙂 I do not think too many moviegoers were convinced when the movie was released. Dev Saab and Rahman made their debuts together in the same movie in 1946 in “Ham Sab Ek Hain”. But we find Rahman playing a middle aged man in “Heera Panna”(1973) while Dev Saab kept insisting on playing half his age, looking as unconvincing as one can be. 🙂

The very first song of the movie, viz the theme song was the most popular song from the movie as far as I was concerned. I remember all the songs from the movie though I suspect that these songs have become rather less known songs by now.

With this song, “Heera Panna”(1973) joins the list of movies that have all their songs covered in the blog.


Song-Main tasweer utaartaa hoon (Heera Panna)(1973) Singer-Kishore Kumar, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-R D Burman

Lyrics

haan
zara hans ke
zara aur khhilkhhilaa ke
steady please

main tasveer utaartaa hoon
bikhri hui haseenon ki
zulfen sanvaartaa hoon
phir zulfon ke saaye mein
main raaten guzaartaa hoon
haaye
main tasveer utaartaa hoon
bikhri hui haseenon ki
zulfen sanvaartaa hoon
phir zulfon ke saaye mein
main raate guzaartaa hoon

koi haseenaa kitni bhi magroor ho
husn ki duniya mein kitni mashhoor ho
koi haseenaa kitni bhi magroor ho
husn ki duniya mein kitni mashhoor ho
masti mein choor ho
paas ho ke door ho
arre masti mein choor ho
paas ho ke door ho
daudi chali aati hai
main jisko pukaartaa hoon
main tasveer utaartaa hoon

chaand ki bhi na padi jinpe kiran
maine dekhe un haseenon ke badan
chaand ki bhi na padi jinpe kiran
maine dekhe un haseenon ke badan
meraa aisa hai chalan
jaane jaan o jaaneman
tod ke saare parde
main sabko nihaartaa hoon
main tasveer utaartaa hoon
haay bikhri hui haseenon ki
zulfen sanwaartaa hoon
phir zulfon ke saaye mein
main raaten guzaartaa hoon

thhak ke saahil pe samandar so gayaa
yaad teri aa gayi
main kho gayaa
thhak ke saahil pe samandar so gayaa
yaad teri aa gayi
main kho gayaa
ye gayaa
main wo gayaa
ye mujhe
kya ho gayaa
ye gayaa
main wo gayaa
ye mujhe kya ho gayaa
naam tera leta hoon
main jisko pukaartaa hoon


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

Blog Day : 3491 Post No. : 14025

Joshila is a 1973 Bollywood thriller film directed by Yash Chopra. The film stars Dev Anand, Raakhee, Hema Malini, Pran, Bindu, Madan Puri, Manmohan Krishna, Padma Khanna, A. K. Hangal, Sulochana Latkar, Sudhir, Hercules, Master Satyajeet, I. S. Johar, Vikas Anand, Roopesh Kumar, Iftekhar, Jagdish Raj and Mahendra Sandhu.

Joshila was directed by Yash Chopra, produced by Gulshan Rai for Trimurti Films, written by Akhtar ul-Iman, Akhtar Mirza, Gulshan Nanda and C. J. Pavri, cinematography by Fali Mistry, edited by Pran Mehra and was released on the 19th of October 1973. The playback was by Asha Bhosle, Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar and Dev Anand, lyrics were by Sahir Ludhianvi and the composer was R D Burman.

The storyline (according to IMDB) is:

Jailor Manmohan Krishan is responsible for looking after convicts undergoing sentences of rigorous imprisonment. He has a young, beautiful and captive daughter named Shalini. Shalini is a poet, one day while reciting her poetry, she meets with a young man, who introduces himself as Amar, who also happens to be a poet himself. The two of them spend beautiful moments together and finds themselves attracted to each other. Shalini wants to find out why Amar is in jail. She is told in no uncertain terms that Amar is in jail for murder – for killing the brother of his former lover, Sapna. She also found out that this is not true and would strive to the best of her merit to get Amar release from jail because she is in love with him and would like to marry him.

In this song, Padma Khanna lip syncs and dances with a male counterpart (unidentified) to “Kaanp Rahi Main” in Joshila 1973 sung by Asha Bhonsle, penned by Sahir Ludhianvi and composed by Rahul Dev Burman,

There were eight songs in the movie, of which four have been covered earlier in this blog. This is the fifth song to be posted.


Song-Kaanp rahi main (Josheela)(1973) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Sahir Ludhianvi, MD-R D Burman

Lyrics

Aaaaaaa

Kaanp rahi main
Abhi zara thham jaanam
Baaki hai ae ae
raat abhi
Haanf rahi main
Le loon zara dum jaanam
Na kar ye ae
baat abhi

Toone ae
O re mere jaani
Jo hai jee mein thhaani
Us’se daroon main
daroon main
daroon main
Tu jo
Paass mere aaye
Jaan meri jaaye
Aahen bharoon main
Th Th Tha Tara tara th ra
Th Th Tha Tara tara th ra
Aaaaaaaa
Jaane de re
Rok zara
haath abhi
Kaanp rahi main
Abhi zara thham jaanam
Baaqi hai ae
raat abhi
Haanf rahi main
Le loon zara dum jaanam
Na kar ye ae
baat abhi

Abhi ee ee
Gul hai diye saare
Paass aaja pyaare ae
Ban ja deewaana
deewaana
Zarra mast main bhi ho loon
Toh ye tujhe boloon
Tu hai nishaana
Th Th Tha Tara tara th ra
Aaaaaaaa
Main bhi hoon
Tu bhi hai
saath abhi
Kaanp rahi main
Abhi zara thham jaanam
Baaki hai ae
raat abhi
Haanf rahi main
Le loon zara dum jaanam
Na kar ye ae
baat abhi
Kaanp rahi main
Kaanp rahi main


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