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4915 Post No. : 16737 Movie Count :

4556

I count the minutes the days the hours. . .
I count the stars. . .

Days, then weeks, then months – on to years and decades. The march of time incessantly continues. Superimposed on this unremitting progression is a calendar that allows us to measure passages of time. The philosophers of yore had no tools other than observation and contemplation, by which they used to measure natural phenomena. And then this measurement and contemplation over long periods of time uncovered patterns of celestial movements which tied into the the design of changing climate on earth. And thus was born the concept of calendar and measures of years. Over a period of time it got refined into a detailed structure that we now see as twelve months and 365 days. Of course with further refinements of leap years and leap centuries to make accurate adjustments to synchronize the this framework with the precise movement of Sun in our skies.

As aeons progressed, the year became a substantive measure of passage of time that fitted well into the cycle of seasons, and hence into the cycle of agriculture and farming of crops. This was the basic standard that started it all – there is nothing more critical in the world than food for survival. Air and water are available, but food – it has to be grown.

So the year became a standard of passages in life. The human life, its works and its achievements got tied with the cycle of years. Age of humans, education, performance measures of all kinds et al, got tied to the cycle of years. Longevity of relationships and the apparent joy of happiness, trust and loyalty, financial turnovers – you name it. Everything happens with the passage of years.

And the year also become the benchmark of celebrations, be it birthdays, anniversaries etc., everything is in terms of number of years.

And this pyramid is completed when we celebrate the passage of the ‘year’ itself. From time immemorial, different races, different nations, different belief systems, different working systems, and more – have identified their own regulated time points within a year, when the completion of one year is announced. Within our own country we have multiple celebrations around the year, when we announce the dawn of a new year. And so have many other countries, religions and sects of people.

The Gregorian calendar is the most prevalent and accepted calendar around the world at present times. And hence the start of a fresh year as per this calendar is also a celebration that has been accepted worldwide. Come 1st January, and the dawn of the New Year is celebrated across all nations and across all time zones. So that brings us to the celebration of the New Year on our blog also.

Over the past thirteen plus years, we have celebrated this day fourteen times, starting with 1st January 2009, and counting up to today i.e. 2022. As I tried to trace out the songs which are specifically New Year celebration songs, I could locate only 11 songs that have been used so far on this blog. No doubt the celebration and greetings messages are contained in some more posts that are dated 31st Dec and 1st Jan. But not all those songs are specifically New Year celebration songs. Here is the list of these eleven songs. In case I have missed any, please leave a comment, and I shall update this table.

Ye Saal Ki Aakhhri Raat Hai Beraham 1980 31-Dec-11
Saal Mubaarak Saahib Jee Do Jaasoos 1975 1-Jan-12
Naya Saal Aaye Tamaashe Dikhaaye Nazraana Pyaar Ka 1980 1-Jan-12
Aanewaale Saal Ko Salaam Aap Ke Saath 1986 1-Jan-12
Sabko Mubarak Naya Saal Samrat 1954 1-Jan-13
Saal Mubaarak Aaya Ho Jiyo Mere Raaja Toote Khilaune 1954 1-Jan-13
Happy New Year To You Do Jaasoos 1975 1-Jan-13
Naye Puraane Saal Mein Ek Raat Baaki Hai Raksha 1981 31-Dec-14
Aadhi Raat Aayi To Khayaal Aaya Hai Bahaaron Ki Manzil 1991 1-Jan-15
Assalaam-aile-Qum, Saal Mubaarak Ho Telephone 1986 31-Dec-19
Sach Kehta Hai Ye Saara Zamaana Jaagir 1984 1-Jan-20

Our dear Prakash Chandra ji has been very diligent with ferreting out songs for special occasions, and he has been very helpful in the past in getting details about New Year celebration songs to Atul ji and myself. Actually two of his suggested songs are still waiting. As I was trying to use one of them for this post, I discovered that the links provided were not functional at this time. So for today, we are using this song from the 1977 film ‘Zehreeli’. The film makes its debut on our blog today.

‘Zehreeli’ is a run-of-the-mill crime and punishment tale. A B-grade movie, that most likely came and went without raising much interest. The film comes from the production house of Amba Films,Bombay and is directed by VN Reddy, who is also the cinematographer of this film. The star cast of this film is listed as Neetu Singh, Shailendra Singh, Bindu, Jalal Agha, Imtiaz, Virendra, Jairaj, Purnima, Sharat Saxena, Jagirdar, Satish Arora, Nandita Thakur and others.

As per Geet Kosh, there are three songs in this film. The music director for this film is Sharda, whom we better know as a singer.  As I check the MD details on the blog, we already have four songs on board, that have been composed by her. This now is the fifth song composed by her to be showcased here.

Two songs of this film are penned by Vithalbhai Patel and one song is written by Abhilaash. This song is from the pen of Vithalbhai Patel. The singing voices are of Mohammed Rafi and Aarti Mukherji. On screen, Bindu is lip syncing the voice of Aarti Mukherji. I had a hard time trying to identify the gentleman who lip syncs Rafi Sb’s voice. The name is M Naidu, and he is also the choreographer for the film. I must thank my dear friend Ahsaan Bhai, an ardent fan of Rafi Sb, for this identification.

The song is somewhat peculiar. It has only one stanza after the mukhda, and it was also an exercise to confirm that this is the complete version. The audio of the song, and also the song on screen has a longer duration. More than half the duration of the song is simply music and dance by Bindu. Oh well, the powers that may be. It is a song of Happy New Year message, so here we are.

This is the opening song of the film immediately after the credits are displayed on screen.

And so, it is a goodbye to the dear 2021, and a welcome to the fresh and new 2022.
Wishing all readers, friends and fellow band-wagoneers, a Very Happy and Peaceful New Year.

gaya saal gaya aur naya saal aaya

Audio

Video


Song – Jawaan Samaa Jawaan Bahaar Chaman Muskuraaya  (Zehreeli) (1977) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Aarti Mukherji, Lyrics – Vithalbai Patel, MD – Sharda
Mohammed Rafi + Aarti Mukherji
Chorus

Lyrics

hey
jawaan samaa jawaan bahaar
chaman muskuraaya
gaya saal gaya aur naya saal aaya
jawaan samaa jawaan bahaar
chaman muskuraaya
gaya saal gaya aur naya saal aaya
dil mein pyaar ka nasha
jhoomti disha disha
chaaron or jaadu sa chhaa gaya
chaaron or jaadu sa chhaa gaya

[sounds of revelry and laughter]

har nazar mein pyaar ki hai roshni
muskura rahi hai nai zindagi
hey
hara adaa lagey hamein bhali bhali

baahon mein aa gai hai har khushi
mujh se koi mujh ko hi chura gaya
aankhon mein taare sajaa gaya

hey. . .
jawaan samaa jawaan bahaar
chaman muskuraaya
gaya saal gaya aur naya saal aaya

Happy New Year

[sounds of revelry and laughter]
[music and dance sequence]

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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हे
जवां समा जवां बहार
चमन मुस्कुराया
गया साल गया और नया साल आया
जवां समा जवां बहार
चमन मुस्कुराया
गया साल गया और नया साल आया
दिल में प्यार का नशा
झूमती दिशा दिशा
चारों ओर जादू सा छा गया
चारों ओर जादू सा छा गया

[आमोद प्रमोद और हंसी के शब्द]

हर नज़र में प्यार की है रोशनी
मुस्कुरा रही है नई ज़िंदगी
हर अदा लगे हमें भली भली
बाहों में आ गई है हर खुशी
मुझसे कोई मुझको ही चुरा गया
आँखों में तारे सजा गया

हे
जवां समा जवां बहार
चमन मुस्कुराया
गया साल गया और नया साल आया

हैप्पी न्यू यीयर

[आमोद प्रमोद और हंसी के शब्द]
[नृत्य संगीत]


This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, 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 :

4506 Post No. : 16049 Movie Count :

4388

#The Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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# Bhoole-Bisre Geet # 113 # Debutant movie – Neelima-1975
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‘Neelima-1975’ is making its debut on the blog today. Music for this movie is composed by Shankar-Jaikishan. So, we are adding one more Shankar Jaikishan movie on the blog today.

I do not know from where I got it into my mind, but whenever I went through HFGK Vol-V and came across this movie name ‘Neelima-1975’ I had an impression that this movie must have already been covered on the blog. But now it is clear that this movie is yet to be launched on the blog.

‘Neelimaa-1975’ was directed by Pushpa Raj for ‘A.A.N. Productions, Bombay’. It had Zaheeda, Vinod Mehra, Sonia Sahni, Ranjeet, Anjali Kadam, Shahzaad, Nazeer Kashmiri, Rafia Sultana, Sahay, Aarif, Sami, Asgar, Qaiser and others. Anwar Hussain, Suresh, and Sunil Dutt make a special guest appearance in this movie.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 16.09.1975.

This movie had total three songs composed by Shankar-Jaikishan as per details given below;

Song Lyricist
Hamaara yaar hai, ham hai, muhabbat hai , jawaani hai Majrooh Sultanpuri
Tum agar pyaar se dekho to mazaa aa jaaye Anjum Jaipuri
Tu jo kahe ban jaaoongi main wahi, mujhme sanam kya nahin Majrooh Sultanpuri

Today’s song is a duet song in the voices of Mohd Rafi and Aarti Mukherjee. Lyrics are by Majrooh Sultanpuri (I think I am first time coming across this combination, or maybe I had come a song by them but now I am not remembering it).

Music is composed by Shankar-Jaikishan.

Only the audio of this song is available. I think that this movie ‘Neelima-1975’ must be an obscure and forgotten movie.

I would request knowledgeable readers and those who have watched this movie to throw more light on this movie and its songs and their picturization. (though video of one song ‘tu jo kahe ban jaaoongi’ is available on internet.

Let us now enjoy the today’s song … after listening to the song it sounds familiar and maybe I have heard it on radio earlier. I hope readers will enjoy the song too. 😊

With this song the movie ‘Neelimaa-1975’ makes its debut on the blog.

Audio (Full)

Song-Hamaara yaar hai ham hain muhabbat hai jawaani hai(Neelimaa)(1975) Singers-Rafi, Aarti Mukherjee, Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD-Shankar Jaikishan
Both
chorus

Lyrics

hamaara yaar hai
ham hain
muhabbat hai
jawaani hai ae
aa aa aa aa
hamaare haal par kitni
khudaa ki meharbaani hai
meharbaani hai
hamaara yaar hai
ham hain
muhabbat hai
jawaani hai ae
aa aa aa aa
hamaare haal par kitni
khudaa ki meharbaani hai
meharbaani hai

hamaara yaar hai ae

ab in aankhon
aa aa aa
ab in honthon
aa aa aa aa
ki may peekar
aa aa aa aa
hoke nashe mein choor
aa
tammanna ki ee nayi duniya
aa aa aa
basaayenge ae
aa aa aa
chal ke kahin sabse door
aa
hamaara yaar hai
ham hain
muhabbat hai
jawaani hai ae
aa aa aa aa
hamaare haal par kitni
khudaa ki meharbaani hai
meharbaani hai
hamaara yaar hai

na tu chehke ae ae ae
na tu behke ae ae ae
ke ham barson o o o
tarse hain gin ke din
unhi se ab a a galey lagne ae ae
ki rut aayi ee ee ee
beete juddaayi ke din
hamaara yaar hai
ham hain
muhabbat hai
jawaani hai ae

aa aa aa aa
hamaare haal par kitni
khudaa ki meharbaani hai
meharbaani hai

hamaara yaar hai

khilaayenge ae
aa aa aa aa
chaman mein ham
aa aa aa aa
ik aisa gul
aa aa aa aa
jo naa khilaa pehle
aa aa aa aa
ke nanhaa sa

aa aa aa aa
koyi chandaa
aa aa aa aa
hansegaa ab
aa aa aa aa
apne bhi aanchal taley
aa aa aa
hamaara yaar hai
ham hain
muhabbat hai
jawaani hai ae

aa aa aa aa
hamaare haal par kitni
khudaa ki meharbaani hai
meharbaani hai
hamaara yaar hai


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 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 : 4466 Post No. : 15956

Hullo Atuldom

“Saudaagar” released on 26th october 1973, that means it is 15-days short of 47 years ago. The movie had Nutan paired with Amitabh Bachchan (he was yet to taste success, when he signed up for the movie). He played a ‘Gur’ trader who made a living out of ‘gur’ made from Date-syrup by Mahzubeen -a widow played by Nutan. He meets Phoolbanu (Padma Khanna), likes her, and approaches her father with a marriage proposal. Phoolbanu’s father (Murad) asks for ‘Mehar’ which Moti (AB) does not have. So he proposes marriage to Mahzubeen, so that he doesn’t have to pay her for the ‘gur-making’ and save up for the mehar by the end of the ‘gur-season’. At the end of the season he divorces Mahzubeen and again approaches Phoolbanu’s father who is satisfied with the mehar and Moti marries Phoolbanu. But he faces a problem when the ‘gur’ as the product made by Phoolbanu is not on the same level as the previous season and Moti loses customers and business. He is forced to seek out Mahzubeen who has by the married a widower who is honest to her that he wants a mother for his children. Moti requests her to make a few “vats of gur’ she is at first upset at him for the way he had treated her. She relents on seeing Phoolbanu and Moti’s pitiable condition. The movie ends with the two ladies meeting each other affectionately signifying that Mahzubeen had forgiven Moti’s selfishness for the sake of his family.

“Saudaagar” was directed by Sudhendu Roy who was a art director, production designer who later on became a director with Rajshri Production’s “Uphaar” (1971). He was associated with Bimal Roy from 1958/9 in movies like “Madhumati” “Sujata” etc and was active in Bollywood till 1999. His work could be seen in Subhash Ghai’s “Karz” Karma” etc, Yash Chopra’s “Silsila” “Chandni” etc and right on till “Vijeta” (1996; not to be confused with the movie produced by Shashi Kapoor). His youngest daughter Sharmishta has followed in her father’s footsteps.

Coming back to “Saudaagar”, it was based on the Bengali story “Ras” by Narendranath Mitra and was produced by Tarachand Barjatya’s Rajshri Pictures. Ravindra Jain was the writer and composer of its songs. If I am not wrong this was his first Hindi movie. He was born in Aligarh to a homemaker mother and Sanskrit pandit father. He was sent for training in music by his father who recognized his talent very early and he started singing bhajans at temples when he was young.

We have been entertained by his songs in Chor Machaye Shor, Geet Gata Chal and numerous other movies. In this post from “Saudaagar” Atulji has made an interesting observation:- Ravindra Jain made a mark for himself with songs sung by singers other that the legends who were active then. But of course he had Asha, Lata, Mohd Rafi, Kishore Kumar and Manna Dey singing a song each for him in this movie. Todays’ song is in Mohd Rafi’s vocals, a very soft song typical Rafi Magic.

This movie had seven songs of which 5 are there on the blog as under

Song Posted on
Har haseen cheez ka main talabgaar hoon 4 April 2009
Sajna hai mujhe sajna ke liye 15 april 2009
Tera mera saath rahe 17 april 2009
Door hai kinaara 18 april 2009
Champa nahin chameli nahin 4 april 2019

Another interesting thing about this movies journey on the blog is it made its debut in April of 2009. We had four songs from that movie in that month. And the next post from the movie happened after a ten year gap in 2019 under the Blog Ten Year Challenge.

Remembering Ravindra Jain today on his anniversary, it is five years since he left this mortal world, but he will be immortal because of his work.


Video (Partial)

Song-Husn hai ya koi qayaamat hai (Saudaagar)(1973) Singers-Rafi, Aarti Mukherjee, Lyrics-Ravindra Jain, MD-Ravindra Jain

Lyrics

husn hai yaa
koi qayaamat hai
khwaab dekha hai
ya haqeeqat hai
bebasi hai ke
pa nahin sakte ae ae
haaye ae
humse thhodi si door jannat hai
humse thhodi si doooor jannat hai

oooooo mmmmm
oooooo
ooooo
aisa koi na thha nigaahon mein
jaisa dekha hai
aaj raahon mein
dil khincha ja raha hai
pehlu se ae ae
haaye ae
ajnabee hamsafar ki baahon mein
ajnabee hamsafar ki baahon mein

kyun na milne ki koshishein kar len
poori tan mann ki khwaahishein kar len
koi taaqat jinhe na tod sake ae ae
haaye ae ae
aao hum aisi bandishen aen aen kar len
aao hum aisi bandishen aen kar len


Today (19 january) is the date of birth of Kaifi Azmi. To many music lovers of younger generations, he may be a lesser known name, and even to me, he was a “boring” lyricist when I was growing up. Having grown up (hopefully) 🙂 I have come to appreciate Kaifi Azmi better. We have over one hundred Kaifi Azmi songs in this blog and that speaks volumes about the fact that Kaifi Azmi was one of the major contributors in making the Golden era of Hindi movie music what it was, viz a memorable era for music lovers.
Read more on this topic…


Here is a fun song from “Boyfriend” (1961) that I was intending to post for quite some time, but I was unable to do so earlier.
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