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

Blog Day : 3739 Post No. : 14693

A real life funtoosh, if ever there was one. So many anecdotes from his real life are told – and they read like a story writer creating script for comic scenes.

Like the fact that he had a sign that said ‘Beware of Kishore’ on the door of his Warden Road flat – once HS Rawail came to visit him, and offered his hand for a handshake, and Kishore took his hand and bit it; when Rawail asked him why he did that, Kishore pointed to the sign on the door saying – “Didn’t you read this. . .”.

Or the time he appeared on the sets with make up on half of his face – he had not yet been paid in full by the producer.

Or the time when filming a scene in which he was driving a car, he continued driving and reached Khandala, because the director did not say ‘cut’ to end the scene.

His frolic and cheekiness is so well evident in his roles and antics onscreen, and his actions off screen. But there is a also a serious side to his personality, that gets expressed so well in his renderings of “Dukhi Mann Mere. . .” (‘Funtoosh’, 1956), “Beqaraar Dil Tu Gaaye Ja. . .” (‘Door Ka Raahi’, 1971), “Zindagi Ke Safar Mein Guzar Jaate Hain Jo Maqaam. . .” (‘Aap Ki Kasam’, 1974), “Jin Raaton Ki Bhor Nahin Hai. . .” (‘Door Gagan Ki Chhaon Mein’, 1964), and so many more such poignant songs that only could be done by him. Listen to “Koi Hamdam Na Rahaa. . .” (‘Jeevan Naiya’, 1936) rendered by Ashok Kumar, and then its reprisal sung by Kishore in 1961 “Jhumroo”. The two renditions are dimensions apart – the depth and emotion in the 1961 rendering has no measure, in comparison to the 1936 version.

His reverence for KL Saigal is legendary. It is recounted by Ashok Kumar himself in an interview. In his teen years, Kishore would sit outside the recording studio when Saigal Sb’s recordings were in progress. Sometimes Saigal Sb would ask him to sing. And when the young Kishore finished, he was given 4 annas (25 paise) as reward. It would make the young man immeasurably happy.

Continuing, Ashok Kumar narrates that in his home, Kishore had a temple room set aside with a photo portrait of Saigal Sb, where he lighted a diya every day, and paid respects to his idol. The floor of this temple room was a platform made of wood that was raised 6 inches above the actual flooring. No one, including Kishore Kumar himself, was allowed to enter this room with any kind of footwear. Once, Ashok Kumar was passing by and he had something important about which he wanted to talk urgently with Kishore. He came in. Kishore was in the temple room, lighting the diya for his daily prayers to Saigal Sb. In the hurry of his urgency, and that the matter was just a two minutes conversation, Ashok Kumar forgot to remove his shoes and stepped into the room. As he started to speak, Kishore turned around, and saw Ashok Kumar standing there with his shoes on. He immediately threw the lighted diya itself, that was in his hands, at the legs of Ashok Kumar, and asked him to immediately exit the temple room.

Coming to today’s song. The peculiarity of Kishore Da’s career runs into multiple dimensions. His prolific engagements with films – playback singer, actor, producer, director, lyricist, music director; I would dare say that no other film persona has touched upon such a gamut of the various ways he connected with and contributed to cinema. His film ‘Badhti Ka Naam Daadhi’ (1974) is about Kishore Kumar, playing himself on screen, producing a film titled ‘Badhti Ka Naam Daadhi’ – what more to say. 🙂 🙂

His comic roles vs his serious roles – quite a handle on the entire spectrum of emotions. Going from haywire films like ‘Half Ticket’ (1962) to poignantly moving essays like ‘Door Gagan Ki Chhaon Mein’ (1964) and ‘Door Ka Raahi’ (1971).

There is one more peculiarity, which of course has been discussed and mentioned often on this blog. I bring forth the topic of Kishore Kumar lip syncing the playback voice of other singers, for himself on screen. Now, this is a very interesting phenomena. An accomplished singer, who is also an actor, and who almost always sings playback for himself when performing on screen, has surprisingly enough, also performed on the playback voice of other mainline singers. I present below the complete list of 18 such songs from Hindi films, in which another prominent singer is providing the playback to Kishore Da on screen. I am sure this is a record that may never be equalled by any other singer-actor. These are,

 

S.No.

Song Title Film Year MD

Playback Voice

1

Chori Chori Aana Na Khidki Taley Tum Miss Mala 1954 Chitragupt Mohammed Rafi

2

Jaane Bhi De Chhod Ye Bahaanaa Baap Re Baap 1955 OP Nayyar Asha Bhosle

3

Hamen Koi Gham Hai Bhaagam Bhaag 1956 OP Nayyar Mohammed Rafi

4

Aankhon Ko Milaa Yaar Se Peene Ka Mazaa Le Bhaagam Bhaag 1956 OP Nayyar Mohammed Rafi, SD Batish

5

Chale Ho Kahaan Karke Jee Beqaraar Bhaagam Bhaag 1956 OP Nayyar Mohammed Rafi

6

Din Albele Pyaar Ka Mausam Begunaah 1957 Shankar Jaikishan Manna Dey

7

Man Mora Baawra Raagini 1958 OP Nayyar Mohammed Rafi
8 Ajab Hai Dastaan Teri Ae Zindagi Sharaarat 1959 Shankar Jaikishan Mohammed Rafi

9

Tu Mera Copyright Main Teri Copyright Sharaarat 1959 Shankar Jaikishan Mohammed Rafi

10

Pahle Murgi Huyi Thi Ke Andaa Krorepati 1961 Shankar Jaikishan Manna Dey

11

Ho Gayee Shaam Dil Badnaam Naughty Boy 1962 SD Burman Manna Dey

12

Mohabbat Karna Hai Asaaan Daal Mein Kaala 1964 C Ramchandra Manna Dey

13

Baalma Saajna, Duniya Bhula Tere Pyaar Ne Akalmand 1966 OP Nayyar Asha Bhosle

14

Ki Jo Main Hota Hawaa Ka Jhonka Duniya Naachegi 1967 Lakshmikant Pyaarelal Manna Dey

15

Hum Ne To Dil Bichha Diya Albela Mastaana 1967 N Datta Mahendra Kapoor

16

O Mere Dilbar Jaaneman Jaaneman Haaye Mera Dil 1968 Usha Khanna Manna Dey

17

Alakh Niranjan, Bam Bam Bholenath Haaye Mera Dil 1968 Usha Khanna Manna Dey

18

Apni Aadat Hai Sabko Salaam Karnaa Pyaar Deewaana 1972 Lala-Asar-Sattaar Mohammed Rafi

As you can see, most of the honours are done by Mohammed Rafi and Manna Dey, one song in the voice of SD Batish, and then one song in the voice of Asha Bhosle (yes. . . 🙂 ). This list of 18 songs is taken from the book ‘Gaata Rahe Mera Dil. . ‘, a definitive compilation of Kishore Kumar songs by Kamal Dhiman. As you can see, of these 18, thirteen songs are already covered on our blog. Today, I bring on one more of this special category songs. And this one is a special song in itself – we have Mahendra Kapoor giving playback to Kishore Kumar. I am sure this will come as a surprise. 🙂

Of this list of 18 songs, thirteen are already showcased on our blog. The fourteenth comes on board today, leaving four more from this category to be posted.

Today’s song is from the film ‘Albela Mastaana’ from 1967. The song is a duet sung by Mahendra Kapoor and Usha Mangeshkar. On screen, the song is performed by Kishore Kumar and Asha Nadkarni. Songs of this film are written by Prem Dhawan and the music is by N Datta. And without further ado, I would suggest you listen to this song, and get this rare flavor of the one and only instance of Mahendra Kapoor giving playback to Kishore Kumar.


Song – Hum Ne To Dil Bichha Diya Tumhaari Raah Mein (Albela Mastaana) (1967) Singer – Mahendra Kapoor, Usha Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Anand Bakshi, MD – N Datta
Mahendra Kapoor + Usha Mangeshkar

Lyrics

hum ne to dil bichhaa diya
tumhaari raah mein
oo oo oo
hum ne to dil bichhaa diya
tumhaari raah mein
hum ne utha ke rakh liya
hum ne utha ke rakh liya
is ko nigaah mein
hum ne to dil bichhaa diya
tumhaari raah mein

baahon pe meri jhoom ke
gesu bikher do
baahon pe meri jhoom ke
gesu bikher do
dheere se koi pyaar ka
naghma chhed do
dil ko hamaare baandh lo
dil ko hamaare baandh lo
zulf e siaah mein
hum ne to dil bichhaa diya
tumhaari raah mein

meri har ik nazar mein
teri hi justju
meri har ik nazar mein
teri hi justju
har ek saans mein basi
teri hi aarzoo
tera hi dard hai chhupa
tera hi dard hai chhupa
har ek aah mein
hum ne to dil bichhaa diya
tumhaari raah mein

jo tum miley
to zindagi haseen ban gayi
jo tum miley
to zindagi haseen ban gayi
duniya hamaari pyaar ki
rangeen ban gayi
donon jahaan bhula diye
donon jahaan bhula diye
tumhaari chaah mein
hum ne to dil bichhaa diya
tumhaari raah mein
hum ne to dil bichhaa diya
tumhaari raah mein

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

हमने तो दिल बिछा दिया
तुम्हारी राह में
ओ ओ ओ
हमने तो दिल बिछा दिया
तुम्हारी राह में
हमने उठा के रख लिया
हमने उठा के रख लिया
इसको निगाह में
हमने तो दिल बिछा दिया
तुम्हारी राह में

बाहों पे मेरी झूम के
गेसू बिखेर दो
बाहों पे मेरी झूम के
गेसू बिखेर दो
धीरे से कोई प्यार का
नग़मा छेड़ दो
दिल को हमारे बांध लो
दिल को हमारे बांध लो
जुल्फ ए सियाह में
हमने तो दिल बिछा दिया
तुम्हारी राह में

मेरी हर इक नज़र में
तेरी ही जुस्तजू
मेरी हर इक नज़र में
तेरी ही जुस्तजू
हर एक सांस में बसी
तेरी ही आरज़ू
तेरा ही दर्द है छुपा
तेरा ही दर्द है छुपा
हर एक आह में
हमने तो दिल बिछा दिया
तुम्हारी राह में

जो तुम मिले
तो ज़िंदगी हसीन बन गई
जो तुम मिले
तो ज़िंदगी हसीन बन गई
दुनिया हमारे प्यार की
रंगीन बन गई
दोनों जहान् भुला दिये
दोनों जहान् भुला दिये
तुम्हारी चाह में
हमने तो दिल बिछा दिया
तुम्हारी राह में
हमने तो दिल बिछा दिया
तुम्हारी राह में

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Blog Day : 3472 Post No. : 13940

When one talks of star pairings during the golden era of Hindi movies, one thinks of “A grade” star pairings like Raj Kapoor-Nargis, Dilip Kumar- Madhubala, Dilip Kumar-Meena Kumari, Dev Anand- Waheeda Rehman etc. But there were other pairs too, that would be signed up by smaller budget movie makers, like for instance, Ashok Kumar- Nirupa Roy, Kishore Kumar-Vyjyanti Mala etc.

Movie makers with even smaller budgets would sign up up and coming pairs, who may have started off as child artists. One such pair was Shashi Kapoor and Nanda. Unlike some other pairs, this pair delivered quite a few hits and became a dependable pair.

Names of movies such as Chaar Deewaari (1961), Mohabbat Isko Kehte Hain (1965), Jab Jab Phool Khile (1965), Neend Hamari Khwaab Tumhaare (1966), Juaari (1968), Raja Sahab (1969) and Roothha Na Karo (1970) comes to mind when one thinks of Shashi Kapoor-Nanda pair.

Here is a song picturised on this pair. This playful and cheerful romantic song is from “Mehndi Lagi Mere Haath”(1962). This song is sung by Mahendra Kapoor and Usha Mangeshkar. Anand Bakshi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Kalyanji Anandji.

The song shows playful looking Shashi Kapoor and Nanda teasing each other. The best teasing is reserved in the last stanza of the song where Shashi Kapoor teases the lady -“you show arrogance as if you are baby Nanda.”
Pat comes the retort- “you behave as if you are the kid brother of Raj Kapoor”. 🙂

Great fun lyrics by Anand Bakshi during his early days in Hindi movies.

This song was the sixth song, out of six that this movie had. The earlier five songs, including one multiple version song, have been covered in the blog in the past in 2010 (two songs), 2015 (one multiple version song) and 2017 (one song). Following are the details of the earlier songs from this movie :

Song Title

Post No.

Post Date

Kankariyaa maare karke ishaare 2513 5-Jun-10
Aapne yoon hi dillagi ki thi 2523 8-Jun-10
Mehandi lagi mere haath Multiple version song 10663 8-Jan-15
Teri wo chaal hai ke tauba 13461 22-Jul-17

With this song, “Mehndi Lagi Mere Haath”(1962) joins the list of movies that have all their songs covered in the blog.


Song-Ude panchhi toli mein (Mehndi Lagi Mere Haath)(1962) Singers-Mahendra Kapoor, Usha Mangeshkar, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Kalyanji Anandji

Lyrics

ude panchhi toli mein aen
ude panchhi toli mein
tujh ko main le jaaunga
bithhlaake doli mein
oye tujh to main le jaawaanga
bithhlaake doli mein
baagon mein hai jhoola aa
baagon mein hai jhoola
mujhse to poochh zara
ban baithha hai tu dulha
o mujhse to poochh zara
ban baithha hai tu dulha

o beri ke boote hain
haaye
beri ke boote hain
na na karte hain
tere naina jhoothhe hain
oy naah naah karte hain
tere naina jhoothhe hain
station pe gaadi hai ae
station pe gaadi hai
haan ko na samjhe
mera balma anaadi hai
o haan ko na samjhe
mera balma anaadi hai

paani hai talaabon mein aen
paani hai talaabon mein
kis’se poochh ke
tu aati hai mere khwaabon mein
oy kis’se hai pooch ke
tu aati hai mere khwaabon mein
raaja mere sapnon ke ae
raaja mere sapnon ke
poochh ke bhi koi
ghar jaata hai apnon ke
ho poochh ke bhi koi
ghar jaata hai apnon ke

o satranj ki goti hai
haaye
satranj ki goti hai
achchi hai meri rajni
par kad ki chhoti hai
oy achchi hai meri rajni
par kad ki chhoti hai
aakaash pe baadal hai ae
aakash pe baadal hai
achcha hai mera deepu
par thhoda sa paagal hai
ho achcha hai mera deepu
par thhoda sa paagal hai

gul hain guldaste mein
haaye
gul hain guldaste mein
boli jo jyaada to
chhad jaaunga raste mein
ho boli jo jyaada to
chhad jaawaanga raste mein
gul hai guldaste mein aen
gul hai guldaste mein
raste mein chhad de to jind chhoote saste mein
ho raste mein chhad de to jind chhoote saste mein

o badli mein chanda hai
haaye
badli mein chanda hai
aise akadti hai ha
jaise baby nanda hai
oy aise akadti hai ha
jaise baby nanda hai
ye ped khazoor ka hai ae
ye ped khazoor ka hai
aise akadta hai
bhai raj kapoor ka hai
o aise akadta hai
bhai raj kapoor ka hai


“Ummeed” (1962) was a Rajan Films production. It was directed by Nitin Bose. The movie had Joy Mukherjee, Nanda, Ashok Kumar, Leela Naidu, Agha, Tuntun, Leela Mishra, Tarun Bose, Laxmi Chhaya, Chandrima Bhaduri, Nazir Kashmiri, Jankidas, Madhumati, Sabita Chatterjee, Ravi Kant, Hazara Singh, Parashram, Hussain, Jeevankala, Ramesh etc in it.
Read more on this topic…


I just realised that several of the songs that I discuss as a matter of fact here are not all that well known songs. These songs are often difficult to find, and in many cases, finding details about these songs is a tall order too.
Read more on this topic…


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