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3822 Post No. : 14823

‘PANCHAM-RAFI’ Jodi’s Variety Songs – 4
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Today 4th January is the twenty fifth ‘Remembrance Day’ (27th June’1939- 04th January’1994) of the ‘versatile genius’ RD Burman or our beloved Pancham Da. One cannot believe that it is twenty five years now since Pancham Da left us. His songs are a daily routine for me and maybe many like me, and so it never appears that he is not there. He is always there with us – the music lovers.

I wish to send an article with other song composed by Pancham for this occasion, however could not finish that article hence I for today’s occasion I am sharing herewith one of my already pending article under the series ‘Pancham-Rafi Jodi’s variety songs. We already have the following songs earlier in this series posted on the blog;

Jaag devta naag devta

Raqqaasa mare naam

Maine kab chaaha ke doolha banoonga

So coming back after a long gap in this series, today we have song composed by RD Burman from the movie ‘Takkar’ (1980). Today’s song of ‘Pancham – Rafi Jodi Songs’ is a melodious devotional song.

‘Takkar’ is a Padmalaya Films Production. produced by GA Sheshagiri Rao and directed by K Bapaiyaa. The movie had Sanjeev Kumar, Zeenat Aman, Jeetendra, Jayaprada, Vinod Mehra (double role), Bindiya Goswami, Ranjeet, Mac Mohan, Ashok Kumar, Kamini Kaushal, Sujit Kumar, Jeevan, Mukri, Asrani, Shivaraj, Leela Chitnis, Komila Virk, Jalal Agha, Mohan Choti, Master Bittoo, A. Abdul Hameed, Mac Mohan, Umesh Sharma, Swaraj Gupta, Anand Mohan, Umesh Khanna, K N Reddy, Pawan Babu, Asha Sachdev, Prema Narayan etc. in it.

As per HFGK this movie was passed by Censor Board on 07.04.1980. It had total seven songs in it wherein Asha Bhonsle, Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar, Mahendra Kapoor, and Mohd Rafi gave their voices to the songs in this movie. Lyrics for this movie were written by Anand Bakshi and Music was composed by R.D. Burman.

I do not remember to have heard this song till this post. Also from the list of other songs of this movie they don’t seem familiar to me. Though I am aware that there was this movie in those days, but have not watched it then and even till date. This is the second song from this film to appear on the blog.

Here is the brief about this film that Atul ji mentioned while posting the first song from this film (on 09.09.2013) – Moorty Ganesh Ki Andar Daulat Desh Ki.

In today’s song Sanjeev Kumar and Zeenat Aman are lip syncing in Mohd Rafi and Asha Bhonsle’s voice respectively on the screen. Ashok Kumar, Kamini Kaushal, Jeevan, Bindiya Goswami and others are seen in the song.

From the video of the song one can assume that Zeenat Aman looks for her ‘Shyam’ in Sanjeev Kumar and Ashok Kumar seems to find the spiritual one, few seem to be interested in Kanhaiyya’s moorty itself and Sanjeev Kumar preparing to take on the evils or he too wants to get this ‘moorty’. Only those who have watched this movie can help us.

But the song is a nice hummable one. As mentioned above lyrics of this song are by Anand Bakshi and it is composed by RD Burman.

Let us now enjoy this interesting song.

Song – Maakhan Chor Nandkishore Manmohan Ghanshyam Re (Takkar) (1980) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics – Anand Bakshi, MD – RD Burman
Mohammed Rafi + Asha Bhonsle

Lyrics

maakhanchor nandkishore
manmohan ghanshyam re
kitne tere roop re
kitne tere naam re

arey maakhanchor nandkishore
manmohan ghanshyam re
kitne tere roop re
kitne tere naam re

devki maa ne janam diya aur
maiyya yashoda ne paala aa aa aa
devki maa ne janam diya aur
maiyya yashoda ne paala aa
tu gokul ka gwaala
bindraban ka bansari waala aa

ho aaj teri bansi phir baaji
mere mann ke dhaam re
kitne tere roop re
kitne tere naam re

ho maakhanchor nandkishore
manmohan ghanshyam re
kitne tere roop re
kitne tere naam re

kaali naag ke saath ladaa tu
zaalim kans ko maara aa aa aa
kaali naag ke saath ladaa tu
zaalim kans ko maara aa aa
baal awasthaa mein hi tune
khela khel ye saara

tera bachpan
tera jeewan
jaise ek sangraam re
kitne tere roop re
kitne tere naam re

o maakhanchor nandkishore
manmohan ghanshyam re
kitne tere roop re ae
kitne tere naam re ae

tu ne sabka chain churaaya
o chitchor kanhaiyya aa aa aa
tu ne sabka chain churaaya
o chitchor kanhaiyya
o o o
o jaane kab ghar aaye dekhe
raah yashoda maiyya
arey vyaakul radha dhoondhe shyam
na aaya ho gayi shaam re
kitne tere roop re
kitne tere naam re

o maakhanchor nandkishore
manmohan ghanshyam re
kitne tere roop re
kitne tere naam re ae …


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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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माखनचोर नंदकिशोर
मनमोहन घनश्याम रे
कितने तेरे रूप रे
कितने तेरे नाम रे

अरे माखनचोर नंदकिशोर
मनमोहन घनश्याम रे
कितने तेरे रूप रे
कितने तेरे नाम रे

देवकी माँ ने जनम दिया और
मैय्या यशोदा ने पाला आ आ आ
देवकी माँ ने जनम दिया और
मैय्या यशोदा ने पाला आ
तू गोकुल का ग्वाला
बिंद्राबन का बंसरी वाला आ

हो आज तेरी बंसी फिर बाजी
मेरे मन के धाम रे
कितने तेरे रूप रे
कितने तेरे नाम रे

हो माखनचोर नंदकिशोर
मनमोहन घनश्याम रे
कितने तेरे रूप रे
कितने तेरे नाम रे

काली नाग के साथ लड़ा तू
ज़ालिम कंस कों मारा आ आ आ
काली नाग के साथ लड़ा तू
ज़ालिम कंस कों मारा आ आ
बाल अवस्था में ही तुने
खेला खेल ये सारा

तेरा बचपन
तेरा जीवन
जैसे एक संग्राम रे
कितने तेरे रूप रे
कितने तेरे नाम रे

ओ माखनचोर नंदकिशोर
मनमोहन घनश्याम रे
कितने तेरे रूप रे ए
कितने तेरे नाम रे ए

तुने सबका चैन चुराया
ओ चितचोर कन्हैय्या आ आ आ
तुने सबका चैन चुराया
ओ चितचोर कन्हैय्या
ओ ओ ओ
जाने कब घर आये देखे
राह यशोदा मैय्या
अरे व्याकुल राधा ढूंढें श्याम
न आया हो गयी शाम रे
कितने तेरे रूप रे
कितने तेरे नाम रे


ओ माखनचोर नंदकिशोर
मनमोहन घनश्याम रे
कितने तेरे रूप रे ए
कितने तेरे नाम रे ए …

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Blog Day : 3806 Post No. : 14801

Today’s song is a very very special song. It is from film Roomal-49. Four songs from this film are already discussed. Luckily, this song was yet to be discussed, as if waiting for me. It is a duet of Mohd. Rafi and Asha Bhosle. Written by Nazim Panipati, it is composed by Hansraj Behl. HFGK is silent on the MD’s name for all songs, though there were two of them- Hansraj Behl and Aziz Khan. However, there are other references to confirm that Behl was composer for this song, namely 1. The uploader has mentioned his name 2. Rafi’s Excel sheet mentions his name and 3. Behl’s name is mentioned for this song in book ‘ Rafinama’ by Isak Mujawar.

Now, coming to the point why this song is special.The reason is….this is the First ever duet of Rafi and Asha Bhosle. Rafi had started Playback recording from 1944 and Asha started from 1948. Within one year, Asha sang a duet with Rafi in film Roomal-49. Another film Lekh was also made in 1949 and they sang in that film too, but Roomal duet was the First one to be recorded.

Incidentally, Asha and Rafi had the maximum duets in HFM. They sang a total of 806 duets from 1949. Their last duet came on the screen in film Kala Coat-1993 ( 13 years after Rafi had left us.)-MD Iqbal Gill. Asha Bhosle and Rafi created 3 records during their journey together-
1. Maximum duets – 806
2. Maximum duets in one MD’s films – 92 duets in OPN’s films.
3. Rafi-Asha maximum duets in one film- Basant-60 – 11 duets
(Ed note-The blog has 514 Rafi-Asha Duets, including this song.)

Mohd. Rafi was the only singer who sang duets with the 3 major female actor singers of the 40s. He sang with Noorjehan (Jugnu-47), Khurshid ( Aage Badho-47) and Suraiya (Kajal-48 and in 11 more films).

Besides the known and well known female singers, Rafi sang duets with some ‘ not so well known ‘ female singers too. Some of them are Laxmi Rai, Kumudini Dikshit, Lakshmi shankar, Gandhari Rane, Promodini Desai, Razia Begum, Malti Pande, Pushpa Huns, Ramola, Pushpa Pagdhare, Pratibha, Kanchan, Poornima, Meena Patki, Jyoti, Kamla Sista, Kaushi Gidwani, Savita Suman, Sumitra Lahiri, Sagarika Mukherji, Krishna Bose, Krishna Mukherji, etc etc.

Rafi sang maximum songs with Laxmikant-Pyarelal (369), followed by Shankar-Jaikishen – 341, Chitragupt-247, Ravi-235, O P Nayyar-197, Kalyanji – Anandji – 169, Naushad-149, Madan Mohan-169, R D Burman-122, Usha Khanna-114, Sonik- Omi-104 and N Dutta-102. ( all figures from book Rafinama by Isak Mujawar).

Rafi sang only 1 duet with Meena Kapoor in film Aabroo-56. There is another song having voices of Meena, Rafi,Asha and Manna Dey in Tajmahal-63). This is understandable considering Anil da’s opinion about Rafi’s singing !

Film Roomal-49 was directed by Ramchandra Thakur. He was born on 17-12-1908 at Suver ( noe Umedgadh) in Sabarkantha Dist. Gujarat. From his 9th year onwards he was educated in Bombay. He completed his M.A. in Pali language, to become a Teacher but not so good results forced him to join Film industry. He had already written articles on films. He had also translated sound recordist Minoo Katrak’s book in Hindi and Gujarati.
He joined the Marketing department of Sagar Movietone. After Baburao Patel headed that department, he was shifted as asstt. director. He co directed film Gramophone Singer, along with Virendra Desai-the owner’s son-who later married Nalini jaywant despite he being already married.

Thakur’s first film as an independent director was ‘Civil Marriage’-40, in which Snehprabha Pradhan made her debut. He worked for Ranjit, Prakash and other banners. Her directed 20 films. His last film was Nawab Sirajuddoula-67. He mainly directed Mythologicals, social and comedy films.
He was a multifaceted person. He knew and could speak 11 languages. He wrote scripts for film Baiju Bawra-52 and several Gujarati films. He also directed 2 Gujarati films. He wrote 4 research based Novels. His article on Sagar Movietone has become a reference point for researchers.
Ramchandra Thakur died on 31-10-1992. (adapted from ‘ Sagar Movietone’-Biren kothari)

The cast of film Roomal-49 was Nargis, Rehman, Jairaj, Jeevan, Badriprasad, Jillobai, Cuckoo, Jankidas etc etc.

Jillobai (real name Zuleikha Ibrahim), born in 1905, in Bombay, was a Tawayef from Delhi. She started from stage dramas and then silent films. During this period, Master Nissar was attracted towards her, but being a shrewd woman, she spurned his advances, only after lot of money was spent on her by him. She acted in more than 100  Talkie films and also sang 3 songs in 3 films initially. Her first talkie film was  India’s first Talkie film Aalam Ara-1931, in which she sang one song also. She acted in many popular films like Anarkali-35, Kissan Kanya-37, Pukar-39, Sikander-41, Taqdeer-43, Zeenat-45, Jugnu- 47, Mother India-57, Mughal-e-Azam-60 etc etc. Her last film seems to be Suhani Raat-74. (I thank Sudhir ji and Pramod Godbole ji for providing additional information) .

Nazim Panipati, who wrote the songs of film Roomal-49, along with Mulkraj Bhakri and Rupbani, was born in lahore in 1920. His real name was Muhammed Ismail Khan. He was the younger brother of Dirctor/Lyricist Wali sahab. Due to his hobby of writing shairi, he was introduced to Dalsukh Pancholi and Roop k. Shorey. He first wrote songs for Punjabi films. His first film as a Lyricist in Hindi was Zamindar-42. He shifted to Bombay and wrote 80+ songs in 25 films. His last film in India was Sheesham-52. Then he migrated to Pakistan. He wrote more than 120 songs for Pak Television and Punjabi/Urdu films. He died in Lahore on 18-6-1998.

Today’s song by Rafi, Asha and chorus looks to be a fun comedy song. Enjoy this song….


Song-Lo dum daba ke Bhaage….hamen darr kaahe ka(Roomaal)(1949) Singers- Rafi, Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Nazim Panipati, MD- Hansraj Bahl
Both
Unidentified Male Voice 1, Unidentified Male Voice 2, Unidentified Male Voice 3
Chorus

Lyrics

aa
ha aa aa aa
aa aa aa
lo dum dabaa ke bhaage
warrant laane waale ae
khud ban gaye hain ulloo
ulloo banaane waale

aji haan aan aan
ulloo banaane waale
haan aan
ulloo banaane waale

haan aan aan aan aan aan aan
ulloo banaane waale
haan aan
ulloo banaane waale

ham sab ke sab
ham sab ke sab
ham sab ke sab
ham sab ke sab
hoshiyaar
hamen darr kaahe ka
hamen darr kaahe ka
hamen darr kaahe ka
hamen hai darr kaahe ka
hamaara beda ho gaya paar
beda ho gaya paar

hamaara beda ho gaya paar
hamen darr kaahe ka
hamen darr kaahe ka
hamen darr kaahe ka
hamen hai darr kaahe ka

paas nahin hai
paisa dhela
babu ji paisa dhela
lala ji paisa dhela
oy hoy hoy hoy
paisa dhela
phir bhi laga hua hai
mela
hai mela
ab to mangal
shukkar hafta
ab to mangal
shukkar hafta
har din hai itwaar
aji haan
har din hai itwaar
laa la
lallalalla
lallalalla laa
hamen darr aah
hamen darr ee
hamen darr ooh
hamen darr kaahe ka
hamen hai darr kaah
e ka

khelo koodo naacho gaao
every thing is happy now
every thing is happy now
kuchh na kuchh to
mil jaata hai
kuchh na kuchh to mil jaata hai
naqd ho ya udhaar aar
naqd ho ya udhaar
mere yaar
khushi mein naach
tu apni maan
mere dildaar
hamen darr
hamen darr
hamen darr
hamen darr kaahe ka
hamen hai darr kaahe ka

ham hain engine
tum ho lorry
dil hai armaanon ka thhaana
ham hain thaanedaar
aji haan
ham hain thaanedaar
aji haan
ham hain thaanedaar

o thhaanedaar
o thhaanedaar
o thhaanedaar
o thhaanedaaaaar
hamen darr
hamen darr
hamen darr
hamen darr kaahe ka
hamen hai darr kaahe ka

ka..ahe ka

ka..ahe ka

 


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Blog Day : 3805 Post No. : 14799

“Rickshaawaala”(1960) was produced by Shankar Mehta-M Acharya and K C Verma and directed by Shankar Mehta for Kala Darpan, Bombay. This “social” movie had Johny Walker, Anita Guha, Radhakishan, Kuldeep Kaur, Ramlal, Jagdev, Minu Mumtaz, Jagdeesh Kanwal, Sadhana, Mohan Modi, Darshan, Dukhiya, Radheshyam, Krishn Billa, C K Shah, Sayyad, Satpal, Dinanath, Devraj, Moolraj, Amir Ali, Murari, Rasheed, Bela, Sheela etc in it.

The movie had seven songs in it. One song has been covered in the past.

Here is the second song from “Rickshaawaala”(1960) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Asha Bhonsle and Rafi. Jaan Nisaar Akhtar is the lyricist. Music is composed by N Datta.

Only the audio of the song is available. It seems certain that Rafi had sung by Johny Walker. Asha Bhonsle most likely had sung for Anita Guha. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the movie as well as on the picturisation of the song.


Song-Jawaani mein to ik dil ki (Rickshawala)(1960) Singers-Asha Bhonsle, Rafi, Lyrics-Jaan Nisar Akhtar, MD-N Datta
Both

Lyrics

jawaani mein to
jawaani mein to ik dil ki zaroorat ho hi jaati hai
nigaahen mil bhi jaati hain
muhabbat ho bhi jaati hai
jawaani mein to
jawaani mein to ik dil ki

bataao ham dabaayen kis tarah dil ki umangon ko
bataao ham dabaayen kis tarah dil ki umangon ko
tumhen dekhen to bekaabu tabeeyat ho hi jaati hai
tumhen dekhen to bekaabu tabeeyat ho hi jaati hai
nigahen mil hi jaati hain
muhabbat ho hi jaati hai
muhabbat ho hi jaati hai
jawaani mein to
jawaani mein to ik dil ki

nahin aasaan tumse apne dil ki baat keh dena
nahin aasaan tumse apne dil ki baat keh dena
magar jab muskura do tum
to himmat ho hi jaati hai
magar jab muskura do tum
to himmat ho hi jaati hai
nigaahen mil hi jaati hain
muhabbat ho hi jaati hai
muhabbat ho hi jaati hai
jawaani mein to
jawaani mein to is dil ki

haseenon ki to jebon par inaayat ho hi jaati hai
samjhe bhai haan
haseenon ki to jebon par inaayat ho hi jaati hai
yahan par aane waalon ki hajaamat ho hi jaati hai
yahan par aane waalon ki hajaamat ho hi jaati hai

nigahen mil hi jaati hain
muhabbat ho hi jaati hai
muhabbat ho hi jaati hai
jawaani mein to
jawaani mein to ik dil ki

hamen dil ki zaroorat hai na in rangeen adaaon ki
haay haay
hamen dil ki zaroorat hai na in rangeen adaaon ki
magar kadke hain
paison ki zaroorat ho hi jaati hai
magar kadke hain
paison ki zaroorat ho hi jaati hai

nigaahen mil hi jaati hain
muhabbat ho hi jaati hai
jawaani mein to
jawaani mein to ik dil ki


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 : 3786 Post No. : 14769

Mohammed Rafi – Duets – ‘अ’  से  ‘ह’ तक  (From ‘अ’ to ‘ह’) – 30
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‘ल’ – लीजिये दिल का नज़राना, लीजिये आँख का शुक्राना ॰ ॰ ॰

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आवाज़ दे कर हमें तुम बुलाओ ॰ ॰ ॰ 

Ah yes, that is what the heart desires, but sadly, that will happen no more. . . you are so far away now, that our supplications so sent, do not reach you any more.

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OK, wow, another gem from the radio listening days. And what a wonderful reminder this song is. The film is ‘Naya Kanoon’ from 1965, and Rafi Sb is accompanied by Asha Bhosle in this song. Given that Madan Mohan is the music director, I am a little surprised that Lata does not figure in this film at all. Eight songs in all, with four female solos, and one duet (this one) – all carry the voice of Asha Bhosle. Possibly this recording may have been done during the time when there was a stand off between Lata ji and Rafi Sb. Still surprising that Madan Mohan did not get Lata to sing even one of the solo songs. Or possibly, other reasons, circumstances may have intervened.

The film is directed by RC Talwar for the banner of Manchanda Productions, Bombay. The main star cast is listed as Ashok Kumar, Vaijayantimala, Bharat Bhushan, Poornima, Nishi, Leela Mishra, Badri Prasad, Kamal Mehra, and Om Prakash among others. There are eight songs in this film, or may be seven, because one song is a multi version song sung as a solo by both Rafi Sb and Asha Bhosle. All songs are from the pen of Hasrat Jaipuri, except one, which is written by Saraswati Kumar Deepak.

On screen, this song is filmed a recording studio song. The two singers – Bharat Bhushan and Vijayantimala, are recording this song in a studio. Or maybe the song is being broadcast live.  As we see the three stanzas, there are short visual interludes, and the dresses of the two artistes are different in each stanza. The intervening scenes convey a message as if displaying the rising popularity, as well as prosperity of the singer.

Bharat Bhushan in this 1965 film is a distant call from his heydays of ‘Baiju Baawra’ in 1952. Decidedly not looking any younger, but he is also looking much more morose. As the visual clip starts and the music comes on, the mind gets into position for a fast paced light hearted duet. But the expression on the face of the hero conveys as if he is going to break into “Maayoos To Hoon Waade Se Tere. . .” 🙂 🙂 .

Regardless, a very breezy composition which will tickle a few memories in the minds of radio listeners.  Listen and relive those memories.

 

Song – Lijiye Dil Ka Nazraana, Lijiye Aankh Ka Shukraana  (Naya Kanoon) (1965) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Hasrat Jaipuri, MD – Madan Mohan

Lyrics 

lijiye dil ka nazraana
lijiye aankh ka shukraana
ye preet banegi afsaana
bolo to sahi hai kya marzi
bolo to sahi hai kya marzi
lijiye dil ka nazraana
lijiye aankh ka shukraana
ye preet banegi afsaana
bolo to sahi hai kya marzi
bolo to sahi hai kya marzi

aankh ne dekha to dil ne paa liya
meethi baaton ne hamne behka liya
pyaar mein hum bhi tumhaare ho gaye
tum miley to hum khushi se kho gaye
kadmon mein khada hai deewaana
bolo to sahi hai kya marzi
bolo to sahi hai kya marzi
lijiye dil ka nazraana
lijiye aankh ka shukraana

dil bade armaan se laaya hoon main
ye kali toofaan se laaya hoon main
meri palken jhuk rahi hain laaj se
tum hamaare ho chuke ho aaj se
aaya hai shama ka parwaana
bolo to sahi hai kya marzi
bolo to sahi hai kya marzi
lijiye dil ka nazraana
lijiye aankh ka shukraana

aur bhi duniya mein laakhon chaand hain
aapke aage magar wo maand hain
aur bhi duniya mein laakhon phool hain
aapke aage magar wo dhool hain
haazir hai tumhaara mastaana
bolo to sahi hai kya marzi
bolo to sahi hai kya marzi
lijiye dil ka nazraana
lijiye aankh ka shukraana
ye preet banegi afsaana
bolo to sahi hai kya marzi
bolo to sahi hai kya marzi
lijiye dil ka nazraana
lijiye aankh ka shukraana

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Hindi Script Lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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लीजिये दिल का नज़राना
लीजिये आँख का शुक्राना
ये प्रीत बनेगी अफसाना
बोलो तो सही है क्या मर्ज़ी
बोलो तो सही है क्या मर्ज़ी
लीजिये दिल का नज़राना
लीजिये आँख का शुक्राना
ये प्रीत बनेगी अफसाना
बोलो तो सही है क्या मर्ज़ी
बोलो तो सही है क्या मर्ज़ी

आंख ने देखा तो दिल ने पा लिया
मीठी बातों ने हमने बहका लिया
प्यार में हम भी तुम्हारे हो गए
तुम मिले तो हम खुशी से खो गए
कदमों में खड़ा है दीवाना
बोलो तो सही है क्या मर्ज़ी
बोलो तो सही है क्या मर्ज़ी
लीजिये दिल का नज़राना
लीजिये आँख का शुक्राना

दिल बड़े अरमान से लाया हूँ मैं
ये काली तूफान से लाया हूँ मैं
मेरी पलकें झुक रही हैं लाज से
तुम हमारे हो चुके हो आज से
आया है शमा का परवाना
बोलो तो सही है क्या मर्ज़ी
बोलो तो सही है क्या मर्ज़ी
लीजिये दिल का नज़राना
लीजिये आँख का शुक्राना

और भी दुनिया में लाखों चाँद हैं
आपके आगे मगर वो माँद हैं
और भी दुनिया में लाखों फूल हैं
आपके आगे मगर वो धूल हैं
हाजिर है तुम्हारा मस्ताना
बोलो तो सही है क्या मर्ज़ी
बोलो तो सही है क्या मर्ज़ी
लीजिये दिल का नज़राना
लीजिये आँख का शुक्राना
ये प्रीत बनेगी अफसाना
बोलो तो सही है क्या मर्ज़ी
बोलो तो सही है क्या मर्ज़ी
लीजिये दिल का नज़राना
लीजिये आँख का शुक्राना


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 : 3773 Post No. : 14751

Mohammed Rafi – Duets – ‘अ’  से  ‘ह’ तक  (From ‘अ’ to ‘ह’) – 29
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‘र’ – रात अंधेरी, गई गई गई ॰ ॰ ॰

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वो जब याद आए, बहुत याद आए ॰ ॰ ॰ 

Your own words are so prophetic. The memories of your songs, when they descend upon the mind – it is a deluge that covers the mind.

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Another day, another letter of the alphabet, and another fabulous duet – Rafi Sb and Asha Bhosle.

This song is from the 1960 film ‘Rangeela Raja’. This is a stunt film which was produced under the banner of Diamond Jubilee Films, and was produced and directed by Ismail. The cast of actors in this film is listed as Kumkum, Mahipal, Shashikala, Meenu Mumtaz, Bhagwan, Dhanraj, Jayant, Kammo, Uma Dutt, Chand Burque, Satish, Kesari, Zippy, and Pintu.

Geet Kosh lists eight songs of this film. One song is already showcased here, this is the second song of this film to come on board. All the songs have been penned by Asad Bhopali, and the music director is Pt Shivram. This song sounds like a group dance song which is celebrating some kind of success, emphasized by the opening lines of the song,

raat andheri,    gayi gayi gayi gayi
bhor suhaani,   bhai bhai bhai bhai

Another wonderful memory from the radio listening days. A zippy pace that picks up speed as the song comes to a close. And a quick mixture of singing voices and the chorus. Delectable creation. 🙂

Song – Raat Andheri Gayi Gayi Gayi  (Rangeela Raja) (1960) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Asad Bhopali, MD – Pt Shivram
Asha Bhosle + Mohammed Rafi
Chorus

Lyrics 

raat andheri
gayi gayi gayi gayi

bhor suhaani
bhai bhai bhai bhai

chhedo khushi ka taraana
aaya apna zamaana
aaya apna zamaana ji
raat andheri gayi gayi gayi gayi
bhor suhaani bhai bhai bhai bhai
chhedo khushi ka taraana
aaya apna zamaana
aaya apna zamaana ji

aaaa aaaaa aaaa aaa
aaaa aaaaa aaaa aaa
aaaa aaaaa aaaa aaa
aaaa aaaaa aaaa aa

duniya ka rang badalta hai
koi khush hai koi jalta hai
lall lall lall lall laa ho
lall lall lall lall laa
jalta hai koi to jalne de
tu apni gaadi chalne de
lall lall lall lall laa ho
lall lall lall lall laa
ye hai dhang purana
chhedo khushi ka taraana
aaya apna zamaana ji
hoy raat andheri
gayi gayi gayi gayi

bhor suhaani
bhai bhai bhai bhai

chhedo khushi ka taraana
aaya apna zamaana
aaya apna zamaana ji

aaaa aaaaa aaaa aaa
aaaa aaaaa aaaa aaa
aaaa aaaaa aaaa aaa
aaaa aaaaa aaaa aa

aa pyaar karen ji khul kar ke
kyon nain milaayen darr darr ke
lall lall lall lall laa ho
lall lall lall lall laa
darne ka zamaana beet gaya
koi har gaya koi jeet gaya
lall lall lall lall laa ho
lall lall lall lall laa
chhodo darna daraana
chhedo khushi ka taraana
aaya apna zamaana ji
raat andheri
gayi gayi gayi gayi

bhor suhaani
bhai bhai bhai bhai

chhedo khushi ka taraana
aaya apna zamaana
aaya apna zamaana ji
haa haa haa


raat andheri
gayi gayi gayi gayi

bhor suhani
bhai bhai bhai bhai

chhedo khushi ka taraana
aaya apna zamaana
aaya apna zamaana ji
raat andheri gayi gayi gayi gayi
(aaa haaa haaa haaaa)
bhor suhani bhai bhai bhai bhai
(oho ho ho hooo)
chhedo khushi ka taraana
(aaha haa haa)
aaya apna zamaana
(aaaa aaaa aaaa)
aaya pana zamaana ji

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Hindi Script Lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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रात अंधेरी
गई गई गई गई
भोर सुहानी
भई भई भई भई
छेड़ो खुशी का तराना
आया अपना ज़माना
आया अपना ज़माना जी
रात अंधेरी गई गई गई गई
भोर सुहानी भई भई भई भई
छेड़ो खुशी का तराना
आया अपना ज़माना
आया अपना ज़माना जी

आsss आssss आsss आss
आsss आssss आsss आss
आsss आssss आsss आss
आsss आssss आsss आs

दुनिया का रंग बदलता है
कोई खुश है कोई जलता है
लल्ल लल्ल लल्ल लल्ल ला हो
लल्ल लल्ल लल्ल लल्ल ला
जलता है कोई तो जलने दे
तू अपनी गाड़ी चलने दे
लल्ल लल्ल लल्ल लल्ल ला हो
लल्ल लल्ल लल्ल लल्ल ला
ये है ढंग पुराना
छेड़ो खुशी का तराना
आया अपना ज़माना जी
होय रात अंधेरी
गई गई गई गई
भोर सुहानी
भई भई भई भई
छेड़ो खुशी का तराना
आया अपना ज़माना
आया अपना ज़माना जी

आsss आssss आsss आss
आsss आssss आsss आss
आsss आssss आsss आss
आsss आssss आsss आs

आ प्यार करें जी खुल कर के
क्यों नैन मिलाएँ डर डर के
लल्ल लल्ल लल्ल लल्ल ला हो
लल्ल लल्ल लल्ल लल्ल ला
डरने का ज़माना बीत गया
कोई हार गया कोई जीत गया
लल्ल लल्ल लल्ल लल्ल ला हो
लल्ल लल्ल लल्ल लल्ल ला
छोड़ो डरना डराना
छेड़ो खुशी का तराना
आया अपना ज़माना जी
रात अंधेरी
गई गई गई गई
भोर सुहानी
भई भई भई भई
छेड़ो खुशी का तराना
आया अपना ज़माना
आया अपना ज़माना जी
हा हा हा

रात अंधेरी
गई गई गई गई
भोर सुहानी
भई भई भई भई
छेड़ो खुशी का तराना
आया अपना ज़माना
आया अपना ज़माना जी
रात अंधेरी गई गई गई गई
(आ हा हा)
भोर सुहानी भई भई भई भई
(ओ हो हो हो)
छेड़ो खुशी का तराना
(आ हा हा)
आया अपना ज़माना
(आ आ आ आ)
आया अपना ज़माना जी


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Blog Day : 3767 Post No. : 14741

“Qawwaali Ki Raat”(1964) was Directed by Durgesh Kumar and Santoshi for Durgesh Productions, Bombay. This “social” movie had Kumkum, Kamaljeet, Mumtaz, Deven Verma, Jagdeep, Mohan Choti, Murad, aruna Irani, Johny Whisky, Kamal Mehra, Parshuram, Mirza Musharraf, Tuntun, Balam, Kathana, Jerry, Jankidas, Baroon Van Hizi, Kingkong etc in it.

The movie had eleven songs in it and most were qawwaalis as can be guessed from the title. Ten songs from the movie have been covered in the blog.

The eleventh and final song from the movie was apparently not included in the movie. Only its audio was released and this song is available.

Despite the song being available, I was not taking it up because this song was a duet with Rafi’s voice in it. Seeing that Sudhir jee was covering Rafi duets in his marathon series “Rafi duets अ से ह तक “, I was not taking chances because in the past I have posted songs that Sudhir Jee had reserved for some special occasions and with my memory being what it is, I had forgotten about that.

So, I double checked. Sudhir Jee is now onto the letter य while this duet from “Qawwaali Ki Raat”(1964) begins with an earlier letter viz प which was already covered in the previous post. So this song was “safe” to be covered. 🙂

So, here is the eleventh and final song from “Qawwaali Ki Raat”(1964) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Rafi and Asha Bhonsle. Shewan Rizvi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Iqbal Qureshi.

Here are the details of the earlier ten songs from the movie:-

Song Title

Post No.

Post Date

Husn waale husn ka anjaam dekh 1830 29-Aug-09
Jaate jaate ik nazar bhar dekh lo dekh lo 3336 13-Dec-10
Aa main bataaun tu hai kyaa 3770 11-Apr-11
Dil gaya dil ka aitbaar gaya 5214 29-Dec-11
Ae jaane jigar chilman se agar 5376 1-Feb-12
Kehne waale tu bhi keh le 5700 26-Mar-12
Wo chaand sa chehra liye chhat par tera aana 13126 7-Apr-17
Dekh kar meri taraf khaamosh ho jaana zara 14487 15-Jul-18
Meri bhi laaj rakh le sarkaar e Madina 14524 24-Jul-18
Mujhe tumse muhabbat hai 14558 8-Aug-18

This song, the eleventh and final song was excluded from the movie as far as I can tell. In case it was picturised, it would have been on the lead pair of Kamaljeet and Kumkum.

With this song,all the songs of “Qawwaali Ki Raat”(1964) are covered in the blog and the movie joins the list of movies that have all their songs covered in the blog.
PS-It has pointed out by Mr Sadanand Kamath that the video of this song is available. And the song is indeed picturised on the lead pair.
Audio

Video

Song-Pyaar ki hasraten khaaq mein mil gayin (Qawwaali Ki Raat)(1964) Singer-Rafi, Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Shewan Rizvi, MD-Iqbal Qureshi

Lyrics

pyaar ki hasraten khaaq mein mil gayin
pyar ki hasraten khaaq mein mil gayin
do kadam chalke do humsafar jal gaye
do kadam chalke do humsafar jal gaye
zindagi aag banti hai jis mod par
zindagi aag banti hai jis mod par
donon raahi usi mod par jal gaye

do kadam chalke do humsafar jal gaye

aisi bijli giri shaakh gulzaar par
aashiyaana bachaaya to par jal gaye
aashiyaana bachaaya to par jal gaye

kuchh na baaqi raha zindagi mein meri
kuchh na baaqi raha zindagi mein meri
ek dhuaan reh gaya dil jigar jal gaye
do kadam chal ke do humsafar jal gaye

aah roki to seene se shole uthhe
ban gaye ashq aankhon mein chingaariyaan
ban gaye ashq aankhon mein chingariyaan
do mohabbat bhare dil sulagne lage
yaani do aarzuon ke ghar jal gaye

do kadam chal ke do humsafar jal gaye

ashqe gham chashme nam se ye keh kar dhale
ashqe gham chashme nam se ye keh kar dhale
pyaar ki aag mein yoon na koi jale
pyaar ki aag mein yoon na koi jale
aatishe ishq mein koi shola nahin
aatishe ishq mein koi shola nahin
phir bhi is aag mein ghar ke ghar jal gaye

do kadam chal ke do humsafar jal gaye
donon raahi usi mod par jal gaye


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 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 : 3754 Post No. : 14719

Today’s song is the 3rd song from film Oonchi Haveli-55 to be discussed in the Blog. For the last 6-7 months, I have been discussing songs mostly from the decades of the 1930s and the 1940s. The last song from the 1950s that I discussed was on 3-3-2018, which for me was the 5th song from the decade of 1950s in this year. Looking back, I find that I had discussed a song from 1994 also in this year. Good songs, to whatever year they belong to, are my favourites. The only regret is that such songs have become few and far between. Good and meaningful Lyrics is another thing which has become scarce.

Today’s song is sung by Rafi. I strongly believe that God had given at least 10 different voices to this divine singer ! His special voice and style changed to suit the lip syncer on the screen and the song situation. His voice for Dilip Kumar was never the same as one he used for Johnny Walker.

Rafi came from a poor and humble background and had to struggle very hard to enter, sustain and reach the heights in Hindi Film Music. We all know that he came from a poor family but how his early life was spent is not known to many.

Punjab must be proud that two of its sons ruled Hindi cinema music for the first 50 years of its existence, which also happened to be its golden era. initially it was Saigal from 1933 to 1947 and then Mohd. Rafi-as if the baton was handed over by one statemate to another. Both started with humble beginnings and struggled hard to win their places in the History. Saigal, however, had less competition, but then the industry was also smaller. In case of Rafi, the competition was greater, but then the industry had also grown manifolds.

Born into a lower middle class Muslim family belonging to a non descript village in Punjab in 1924, Rafi did not have much education. It was confined to reading and writing in Urdu in Persian script. A little bit of multiplication, and his education was over. In leisure time, Rafi would take his and friends’ cattles for grazing- singing songs all the day.

Rafi did not have exposure to Radio until the beginning of Lahore Radio station in 1937. Of course wealthy people had their gramophones and he would listen to Indubala and Kamla Jharia songs coming from the Havelis and in the Bazaar area. Rafi sang many folk songs.

His father decided to shift to Lahore- 50 miles away, for better earning. Like most Amritsaris, he too was an expert in cooking. He opened a Dhaba and soon did well. Later on he called Rafi to Lahore in 1941 Rafi got a job in a Hair cutting saloon. Whole day he would do people’s shaving, while singing songs. His customers were happy. One day, Programme Director of Lahore A.I.R. Mr. Jeewan lal Mattoo was passing by and he heard Rafi’s singing. Impressed with his enchanting voice, sweetness,range and tonal quality, he shocked Rafi with his offer. Rafi gave his audition next day and passed with flying colours. From March 1943, Mohd.Rafi became a Radio singer, at 35 rupees per song. ( six months later Surinder kaur also joined Lahore Radio).

After hearing his voice on Radio, Music Director Shyam sunder called him to sing in his Punjabi film ” Gul Baloch”. Before coming to Lahore, Rafi was married to his cousin, but his Father in law had told him that his wife will join him only after he starts earning decently. Even after that single song in a film, Rafi continued his shaving job in the saloon. Meanwhile Mr. Mattoo helped him to learn classical music. Also Master Inayat Hussain gave him training. Another teacher was Budh Singh Taan. Noorjehan, Umrao Zia and Zeenat begum were seniors to Rafi in Lahore, but they knew each others. He took training from Bhai Samund Singh and Bhai Santa Singh of local Gurudwaras. Rafi was a saintly person and a true Namazi, doing 5 times Namaz daily.

Rafi’s wife came to him after he became a Radio artiste. He had a large friends circle, who used to gather in his house. There were many Hindi and Punjabi films made in Lahore, but none of the composers thought of Rafi as a singer. Pt. Amarnath and Ghulam Hyder liked his voice and knew his talent. While shifting to Bombay, Ghulam Hyder invited Rafi to join him. Even from Bombay he sent him 2 calls. Finally on his second call, Rafi decided to shift to Bombay, lock stock and barrel, in 1945. In Bombay, till Jugnu-47 happened, Rafi sang few songs in films, but he made his living by singing in private Mehfils of wealthy Punjabis of Bombay.

Story of Rafi after Jugnu-47 is known widely. I just wanted to highlight his less known early days, before coming to Bombay. Some of this information is used from an article by H.S.Aujla in Apnaorg.

May be, because of his humble background and a struggle before he succeeded, he always had a soft corner for struggling composers. Unlike some other famous singers, he was always ready to help such composers, even if the money offered was below par. During his peak period also, poor B and C grade composers could approach Rafi with a request to sing their songs and Rafi rarely disappointed them.

Nissar Baazmi later went to Pakistan and became a big composer. Even Noorjehan and Mehdi Hassan considered it an honour to sing for him in Pakistan. As long as Nissar Baazmi was in India, he somehow remained a C-grade composer. And at the time he did Khoj, he was a nobody.

It was as a nobody in HFM that Baazmi approached Rafi to sing for the rendition of a composition for “Khoj”. He could only afford to pay Rs 50 to Rafi. Rafi charged Baazmi just the token Re 1. The result- Chanda ka dil toot gaya roney lage hain sitaare Just the shot in the arm that a struggling music director, as well as the lyricist (Raja Mehdi ali Khan) could have dreamed of !

Pandit Shivram was a small time composer as well. He too had only Rs 50 to offer Rafi for singing a song. In return, Rafi offered him as well as the music lovers this priceless song Daulat ke jhoothhe nashe mein ho choor (Oonchi Haweli)(1955) .

Rafi left his mark even in movies where Talat Mehmood was the main singer and Rafi got to sing sung one song. Take for instance Ghulam Mohammad composition Hai bas ki har ek unke ishare mein nishaan aur (Mirza Ghalib), S D Burman’s Manzil ki chaah mein (Devdas).

How Rafi could hold his own for a composer where other singers had given their best for him is tellingly illustrated in case of songs composed by Baabul. Manna Dey had sung two superb duets in in Reshmi Roomal, viz. Zulfon ki ghataa lekar saawan ki pari aayi (with Asha Bhonsle) and Aankh mein shokhi lab pe tabassum (with Suman Kalyanpur) . This movie also boasted the Talat Mehmood timeless classic Jab chaaye kabhi saawan ki ghata(Reshmi Roomaal)(1961). Mukesh too added his mite Reshmi Roomal through Gardish mein hon taare na ghabraanaa pyaare (Reshmi Roomaal) .

Next movie that Baabul got was “Naqli Nawaab” where the same hero Majoj Kumar was to lip sync the songs. Despite recording such awesome male playback songs in his previous movie, Babul switched to Rafi in “Naqli Nawaab”. Rafi was paid Rs 200 for this movie. The timeless classics that Rafi came up with were- Tum poochhte ho ishq balaa hai ke nahin hai (Naqli Nawaab) and Chheda jo dil ka fasaanaa( Naqli Nawaab) .

If Rafi’s created gems for Babul did the same for Babul’s erstwhile partner Bipin as well ! For Bipin Datta, Rafi sang Ye Bombay shahar ka badaa naam hai (Kya ye Bombay hai ?)

If music director Dulaal Sen is remembered today, then it is thanks to one “Black Prince”(1960) Rafi solo song viz. Nigaahein na phero chaley jaayenge ham (Black prince) .

C Arjun much later, told that he felt very proud that he had at least created a ghazal that could come somewhere near a Madan Mohan composition. I wanted special attention to this my coveted ghazal from my singer but all good singers available were bigger than the film for which I had composed it! revealed Arjun. It was with great hesitation, therefore, that I approached Rafi Saab to render my ghazal, so feelingly written by Indivar. And Rafi Saab, without bothering about the small payment we were in a position to make, said it was one of the best ghazals that had fallen to his lot and he would give it everything that he had.not ready to sing for a small time music director in a B grade movie. Rafi had no such qualms. He obliged C Arjun and came up with a rendition that ensured that this ghazal even till date in bracketed among the best ghazals of Hindi movies. This ghazal with Madan Mohanesque quality was Paas baitho tabeeyat bahal jaayegi (Punar Milan) .

Lala-Asad-Sattar three instrumentalists turned struggling music directors could get Rafi to sing for them and Rafi did what he always did- provided A grade song in a B grade movie-Main to tere haseen khayaalon mein kho gayaa (Sangram) .

Sapan Jagmohan made their debut as a music director duo with “Begaana”(1962). A good blueprint that the music director duo had created was converted into a memorable masterpiece by Rafi-Phir wo bhooli si yaad aayi hai(Begaana)(1963).

We have had many A grade compositions in B and C grade movies. A good number of such compositions are in Rafi’s voice and they came about because Rafi would put art before commerce and would sing for pittance no matter how “small” a movie or its music directors were. That is how we got Iqbal Quraishi’s composition Subah na aayi shaam na aayi(Cha Cha Cha) and Sonik-Omi offering Dono ne kiya tha pyaar magar(Mahua)(1969).

The Rafi touch could turn any disc into gold! The above information is based partly on an article written by Raju Bharatan for The Illustrated Weekly of India, Aug 93.

The music Director for film Oonchi Haveli-55 was Shivram or Pt. Shivram Krishna. He was one of those composers who could not get very famous, though he composed very well. Pt. Shivram Krishna was born at Jodhpur on March 22, 1927. He started learning music at the age of 8 under the tutelage of his father Master Tulsidas, who worked with Marwar Record Company, Jodhpur from 1934 onwards. He was later employed in the court of the Maharaja of Jodhpur, Umed Singh as a singer/musician. It was the name and fame of Khemchand Prakash that inspired him to try his luck in films. At the age of 16, he went to Lahore where he worked under Pandit Amarnath and Master Ghulam Haider for around three years, only to return to Jodhpur at the time of partition. From the year 1948 till 1950 he worked as a music director with His Masters Voice in Lucknow, and then made his way to Mumbai in 1951.

At Mumbai, Pt. Shivram was given his first break by V. Shantaram, who signed him for two of his films – Teen Batti Chaar Raasta (1953) and Surang (1953). The music of both the films was appreciated and the films became silver jubilee hits. Besides these, V. Shantaram gave him two more films in 1960 – ‘Phool Aur Kaliyan’ and ‘Kaale Gore’, the first winning the National Award for Best Children film, while the second remained unreleased. He used the voices of V. Shantaram’s daughters Charusheela and Madhura in children’s films.

Following the success of his initial films, Pt. Shivram caught the attention of Dhirubhai Desai and Nakhshab Jarchavi, who signed him for their next films, Oonchi Haveli (1955) and Raftaar (1955) respectively. The songs of these two films were also quite successful. Then came Sati Ansuya (1956), another film by Dhirubhai Desai that started the trend and literally sealed his fate as a composer of mythological films. Barring Naya Kadam (1958), a social drama, and Rangeela Raja (1960), a stunt film, and the two children films by V. Shantaram, all the films he got after Sati Ansuya were religious/ mythological films. In all, out of the 23 films he composed for, as many as 14 were religious/ mythological films.

Despite composing some good songs for these films, the success he got with his initial films could not be repeated given the limited popularity of such films and similarity in the genre of songs. Barring a few songs from Shravan Kuman (1960), Kan Kan Mein Bhagwan (1963) and Sati Naari (1965), most of the songs are all but forgotten. ‘Tum Naacho Ras Barse’ by Mahendra Kapoor in Sati Naari fetched Pt. Shivram the Swami Haridas Award in 1966.

The last two Hindi films of Pt. Shivram were Sampoorna Teerth Yatra (1970) and Mahapavan Teerth Yatra (1975), both of which have the unique distinction of featuring what could be the longest Hindi film songs, running 45 and 70 minutes respectively. Both these songs were about the various places of pilgrimage in India and were almost similar in tune and structure. Interestingly, he had also composed two more songs on similar lines in Durga Pooja (1962) and Kan Kan Mein Bhagwan (1963).

Pandit Shivram gave music for various regional languages such as Rajasthani, Bhojpuri, Punjabi, Haryanvi, etc. He was the default composer for Rajasthani films all through the 1960s, starting with the first Rajasthani film Babasa Ri Ladli (1961). He also composed for several Marwari and classical music non-film albums. As a proficient Harmonium player, he teamed with table-nawaaz Ustaad Nizamuddin Khan to produce a classical album. Pandit Shivram was as good a vocal artist as he was a harmonium player. He sang in films like Oonchi Haveli, Rangeela Raja, Sati Ansuya, Badrinath Yatra, etc.

The lyricists Pt. Shivram worked with, were more or less decided by the films he worked in. While he worked with the likes of Asad Bhopali, Shevan Rizvi, Pyare Lal Santoshi, Nakhshab Jarchavi, etc. in his non-mythological films, predominantly ‘Hindi’ writers like Bharat Vyas, Kavi Pradeep, Neeraj, Madan Bharti and Pt. Indra wrote for his mythological films. Pt. Indra and Bharat Vyas were his prime contributors for Rajasthani films.

Pandit Shivram died in February 1980 leaving behind a family of musicians. His daughter Jayshree Shivram is a singer. Two of his sons, Jugal Kishore and Tilak Raj jointly composed for a few Hindi films, debuting with Bheegi Palkein (1983). His third son, Naveen Shivram had started his musical career with giving music for the serial Apnapan in 1999 and went to compose for a few small time Hindi films and some Rajasthani film and non-film albums as well. Another son, Mukesh, was also a composer and is no more. ( Information on Shivram, based on urgetofly.com and my notes.)

Now, here is a fun song from this film, sung by Rafi and chorus. Though Asha Bhosle’s name is also credited, I did not find any female voice in the song.
PS-Now Sadanand Kamath Jee has pointed out that this song is a two part song and Asha Bhonsle’s voice does appear in the second part of the song. So this song is a Rafi-Asha Bhonsle duet, after all.


Song- Baap gaaye Thumri aur Garba gaaye Maiyya (Oonchi Haweli)(1955)Singer- Rafi, Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics- Bharat Vyas, MD- Pt Shivram
chorus

Lyrics

baap gaaye thumri aur garba gaaye maiyya
jab aangna mein raas rachaenge ye rupaiya
ye chaandi ka kanhaiya ho chhan chhan chhan rupaiya
bhabhi gaaye bhim palaasi drupad gaaye bhaiya
jab aangana mein raas rachaenge rupaiya
ye chaandi ka kanhaiya ho chhan chhan chhan rupaiya

gol gol ye nagad narayan hove jiske paas
wo saare aalam ka baalam sab jan uske saath
ki duniya naak ragadti
ke duniya kaan pakadti
ki duniya jhuk jhuk kare salaam
baabuji parnaam
saahab ji salaam
seth ji raam raam raam raam raam
dekh ke saari duniya naache ta ta ta ta thhaiya
jab aangana mein raas rachaenge ye rupaiya
ye chaandi ka kanhiya ho chhan chhan chhan rupaiya

naram naram duniya laage jab garam garam ho jeb
rupaiye ki jhankaar mein bhaiya chhup jaate sab aeb
achcha
haha

zara dekh lo
ek hai saabat ek hai gaayab
ek khuli hai ek hoon hoon hoon
jaane saara gaam inko jaane saara gaam
par laxmi ki kirpa se inka kamalnayan hai naam
arre inka kamalnaian hai naam
ghuti hui hai khopadi
ghuti hui hai khopadi
par paas hai inke rokadi
safaachat sab baal uden
ye ganju ji ganjan hain
paisa inki aankh ka anjan
daanton ka manjan hai
par jeb kare jham jham to
inka naam keshranjan hai
ae bhaiyya inka naam keshranjan hai
ye kaaghji jawaan seena taan ke khade hue
ye laxmi ki duniya mein heere moti se jade huye
aa aa aa aa aa
dehradun ke cartoon
ye mahlon mein rahte
unchi haweli mein rahte
isiliye sab basti waale hastimal kahte
arre inko hastimal kahte
ke moorakh kahlaaye gyaani
ke phoohad kahlaaye raani
ki cheeku kahlaaye daani
ki ye sab rupye ki maaya
arey bhai waah waah waah waah waah
hoy besuri lugaayi bhi kahlaati hai suraiya
jab aangna mein raas rachaenge ye rupaiya
ye chaandi ka kanhaiya ho chhan chhan chhan rupaiya

o jee o jee
aji aao jee
main teri nayi naweli naar
tu mera albela bhataar
kiya sab tere liye singaar
aji aa jee

ho ho ho ho
kaho meri kaisi ankhadiyaan
ke jaise gulaab ki pankhadiyaan
daant ki kaisi jyoti hai
seep mein jaise moti hain
seep mein jaise moti hain

aur mere sar ke kaise baal
aji in ne to kiya kamaal
ke jaise saawan ke baadal
ke jaise bhanwron ka ho dal
ke jaise nainon ka kaajal
haay re wai wai wai wai wai
meethe meethhe lagte hon jo panchhi se baraiyya

kab
jab aangna mein raas rachaaye re rupaiyya
ye chaandi ka kanhiya ho chhan chhan chhan rupaiya

baap gaaye thumri aur garba gaaye maiyya
jab aangna mein raas rachaenge ye rupaiya
ye chaandi ka kanhaiya ho chhan chhan chhan rupaiya

aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa
maine laakhon ke bol sahe
chaandi ke chanda
haay re baandi ke banda
haaye re phaansi ke phanda
tere liye ae
maine laakhon ke bol sahe

saajan aaya hey sakhi
ee ee ee ee ee

waah waah waah
haan
kai manuhaar karo
thhal bhara gaz motiyaan aan
aur ooper nain dhara aa aa aa aa aa aa
ho chaandi ke chanda
haaye re baandi ke banda
haaye re phaansi ka phanda
tere liye ae
maine laakhon ke bol sahe

ikanni duwanni
chawanni athhanni
ikanni duwanni
chawanni athhanni
chhote mote maap hain
ki chhote mote maap hainhe
ye hain baal bachche iske
rupaiyya inka baap hai
rupaiyya inka baap hai
is kaljug ki duniya mein paar laage tab hi naiyya
jab aangna mein raas rachaenge ye rupaiya
ye chaandi ka kanhaiya ho chhan chhan chhan rupaiya


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 : 3730 Post No. : 14674

Mohammed Rafi – Duets – ‘अ’  से  ‘ह’ तक  (From ‘अ’ to ‘ह’) – 25
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‘ब’ – बाँके तीरंदाज़ जान ले ले ना हो नाराज़ ॰ ॰ ॰

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अभी ना जाओ छोड़ कर
के दिल अभी भरा नहीं॰ ॰ ॰ 

कब तक हम यही कहते रहें, आप तो छोड़ कर वहाँ चले गए, जहां हमारी आवाज़ भी नहीं पहुँचती।

[Pray till when do we keep saying this, you have left and gone to a place where our voice does not reach you]

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Skipping the letter ‘फ’ – no more songs available as applicable this series, starting with this letter. We come to ‘ब’.

This song from the obscure 1958 film ‘Sun To Le Haseena’, is an unfamiliar but a very lovely melody from the mind of S Mohinder. The film is a social drama coming from the famous Filmistan Studios, Bombay, and is directed by SP Bakshi. The Geet Kosh lists seven songs for this film. These seven songs are written by four songwriters – Saarshaar Sailiaani, Rahil Gorakhpuri, Anand Bakshi and Kaif Irfani. Today’s song is penned by Anand Bakshi. The music director is S Mohinder. Singing voices are of Rafi Sb and Asha Bhosle.

The cast of actors for this film is listed as Shashikala, Ravindra Kapoor, Agha, P Kailash, Badri Prasad, Randhir, Gulab, Sabita Chatterjee, Kanu Rai, Manju, Manohar Geer, Vitthal Das Panchotia, Madhu Apte, Ramlal, Leela, Bazid Khan, Rajeshwar Singh, Noor, Chandramohan, Pathak, Shantaram, Ravi Tandon, Sundar, Pal.

The leading man Ravindra Kapoor, younger brother of actor Kamal Kapoor, belongs to the Kapoor family, and is a first cousin of the Raj Kapoor generation. Folks will remember Nasir Hussain’s 1971 film ‘Caravan’. In this film, Jeetendra has two assistants / cleaners in his truck business. One is Junior Mehmood, and the other is Ravindra Kapoor. Ravindra Kapoor did not make a successful and popular career in Hindi films as a leading hero. However, he was quite a hit in Punjabi films in 1960s, and was a very popular leading man in that time. Some of his Punjabi films include ‘Sherni’  (1973), ‘Kankan De Ohle’  (1970), ‘Dupatta’  (1969), ‘Mukhra Chan Warga’  (1969), ‘Paun Baran’  (1969), ‘Punjabi Munda’  (1968), ‘Pind De Kuri’ (1967), ‘Khed Preetan Di’  (1967), ‘Neem Hakeem’  (1967), ‘Kunwari’  (1966), ‘Gabroo Desh Punjab De’  (1966), ‘Laiye Tod Nibhaiye’  (1966), ‘Shokan Mele Di’  (1965), ‘Saat Saaliyan’  (1964), ‘Mere Haaniyan’  (1963), ‘Pardesi Dhola’  (1959), ‘Chambe Di Kali’ etc.

From 1970 onwards, he is known better by the name Goga Kapoor. In Hindi films, as per the Geet Kosh listings (till 1980), he has appeared in 20 films (there are more films listed post 1980 when we check online), of which about 7 or 8 are as leading man, opposite to heroines like Shashikala, Ameeta and Indrani Mukherjee. In the remaining appearances, he is in character artist roles. In his later years, he was doing more villain and gangster type roles. He passed away in 2011.

[Note: With tongue in cheek, I reveal my personal connection to this clan. My mother’s second cousin on her maternal side of the family (from Simla) is/was married to Ravindra Kapoor. 🙂 ]

The song is sung by Rafi Sb and Asha Bhosle. It is a lively nok-jhonk exchange between lovers. Only the audio of this song is available, so it is not possible say who has sung it on screen. It could be Ravindra Kapoor and Shashikala, or it could be Agha, and one of the supporting ladies. I request other knowledgeable readers and friends to please add more information about this song and this film, if available.

Listen to this racy song. Peevesie’s Mom commented earlier today that “. . . josh which only Mohd. Rafi could bring to a song no matter who is lip syncing.” So true, the one and only Rafi Sb.
Enjoy this song.

Song – Baanke Teerandaaz Jaan Le Le Na Ho Naraaz  (Sun To Le Haseena) (1958) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Anand Bakshi, MD – S Mohinder

Lyrics 

hoy baanke teerandaaz
jaan le le na ho naraaz
o baanke teerandaaz
jaan le le na ho naraaz
nazron waala teer
maar dil chiir
chhod ye naaz
arre jaa re dhokhebaaz
maut ko de na tu awaaz
arre jaa re dhokhebaaz
maut ko de na tu awaaz
kar doongi main shor
chhed na aur
baaz aa baaz
arre waah re waah
baanke teerandaaz
jaan le le na ho naraaz

maan bhi ja ik baar mila ke aankh zara tu has de
chaahe phir apni zehreeli zulfon se tu das de
haaye das de das de das de
oy
yun na mujhko tok
raasta tu na mera rok
yun na mujhko tok
raasta tu na mera rok
kar doongi main shor
chhed na aur
baaz aa baaz
achha
baanke teerandaaz
jaan le le na ho naraaz

door door se baat mohabbat waali kar le kar le
mujhse kuchh na poochh tujhe marna hai to le mar le
arre mar le mar le mar le
arre waah re waah
waah meri sarkaar
rooth ke hoga kaise pyaar
waah meri sarkaar
rooth ke hoga kaise pyaar
nazron waala teer
maar dil chiir
chhod ye naaz
hoy jaa re dhokhebaaz
maut ko de na tu awaaz

haaye ghazab ki cheez hai tu kyon tadpaaye tarsaaye
yun na mujhko ghoor mujhe kuchh ho na jaaye haaye
aji haaye haaye haaye haaye
haaye haaye
o sadqe main qurbaan
chhod sharmaana meri jaan
o sadqe main qurbaan
chhod sharmaana meri jaan
nazron waala teer
maar dil chiir
chhod ye naaz
jaa re dhokhebaaz
maut ko de na tu awaaz
jaa re dhokhebaaz
maut ko de na tu awaaz

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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होय बाँके तीरंदाज़
जान ले ले ना हो नाराज़
ओ बाँके तीरंदाज़
जान ले ले ना हो नाराज़
नज़रों वाला तीर
मार दिल चीर
छोड़ ये नाज़
अरे जा रे धोखेबाज़
मौत को दे ना तू आवाज़
अरे जा रे धोखेबाज़
मौत को दे ना तू आवाज़
कर दूँगी मैं शोर
छेड़ ना और
बाज़ आ बाज़
अरे वाह रे वह
बाँके तीरंदाज़
जान ले ले ना हो नाराज़

मान भी जा इक बार मिला के आँख ज़रा तू हस दे
चाहे फिर अपनी जहरीली ज़ुल्फों से तू डस दे
हाए डस दे डस दे डस दे
ओय
यूं ना मुझको टोक
रस्ता तू ना मेरा रोक
यूं ना मुझको टोक
रस्ता तू ना मेरा रोक
कर दूँगी मैं शोर
छेड़ ना और
बाज़ आ बाज़
अच्छा
बाँके तीरंदाज़
जान ले ले ना हो नाराज़

दूर दूर से बात मोहब्बत वाली कर ले कर ले
मुझसे कुछ ना पूछ तुझे मारना है तो ले मर ले
अरे मर ले मर ले मर ले
अरे वाह रे वाह
वाह मेरी सरकार
रूठ के होगा कैसे प्यार
वाह मेरी सरकार
रूठ के होगा कैसे प्यार
नज़रों वाला तीर
मार दिल चीर
छोड़ ये नाज़
होय जा रे धोखेबाज़
मौत को दे ना तू आवाज़

हाए ग़ज़ब की चीज़ है तू क्यों तड़पाये तरसाये
यूं ना मुझको घूर मुझे कुछ हो ना जाये हाए
अजी हाए हाए हाए हाए
हाए हाए
ओ सद्क़े मैं क़ुरबान
छोड़ शरमाना मेरी जान
ओ सद्क़े मैं क़ुरबान
छोड़ शरमाना मेरी जान
नज़रों वाला तीर
मार दिल चीर
छोड़ ये नाज़
जा रे धोखेबाज़
मौत को दे ना तू आवाज़
जा रे धोखेबाज़
मौत को दे ना तू आवाज़


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 : 3729 Post No. : 14672

Mohammed Rafi – Duets – ‘अ’  से  ‘ह’ तक  (From ‘अ’ to ‘ह’) – 24
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‘प’ – प्यार की बातें कोई ना जाने याद तेरी फिर आए ॰ ॰ ॰

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पल दो पल का साथ हमारा, पल तो पल के याराने हैं
इस मंज़िल पर मिलने वाले

उस मंज़िल पर खो जाने हैं

Yes, we know, and we realize it. But still, it does seem that this साथ was not even justified as दो पल or even one. खो जाने वाली मंज़िल, कुछ बहुत ही जल्दी आ गई. . .

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Skipping the letters ‘ढ’ and ‘ण’
‘ढ’ – very few songs starting with this letter – either all used, or not applicable to this series.
‘ण’ does not have any song starting with this letter. Made a very interesting discovery as I browsed the Hindi dictionary for words starting with ‘ण’. There is only one word that starts with this letter. More interestingly, the letter itself has uses as a monosyllabic word, and has at least 10 meanings associated. Wow.

So we come to the letter ‘प’ today. And here is a wonderfully lovely song to go with it.

Today’s episode of this series brings up the second song of the film ‘Magic Carpet’ (1964), one of the ‘jaadugar sainyaan’ category of films, which were a popular genre in the 1950s and 60s. Although classified as B/C grade films, this category of films had their own distribution circuits, their own cinema halls where they were exhibited, and a very loyal coterie of audience who would not let go even one of this category without a visit.

The film is produced by AM Bhanji under the banner of Unique Pictures, Bombay and is directed by Babubhai Mistry. In the Geet Kosh, the cast of actors is listed as a very short list – Chitra, Azaad, BM Vyas and Bhagwan. The additional names of actors in this film, as taken from the casting credits in the film (that has now become thankfully available in public domain), are Bela Bose, Dalpat, Bimla Kashmiri, Kesri, Aroon, Maqbool, Radhe Shyam, Arvind Kumar, Mehroo Bai, Bakshi, Master Kishore, Kalla, Rafiq, Sandow, MD, Dawood, Amir, Musa, Julian, Khalil, Rehman, Salim, Zippy and Nagina.

Geet Kosh lists five songs for this film, penned by four poets, Jia Dehlavi, Shakeel Nomaani, Aish Farooqi and Farooque Kaiser. This song is written by Shakeel Nomaani. The music – by Ram Prasad. Yes, he is the same Ram Prasad Sharma, father of Pyaarelal (of Lxmikant Pyaarelal duo) and Ganesh. A brief about this music director is included in the post for the song “Antul Habi Ke Dekho Kabhi. . .“.

The singing voices are of Rafi Sb and Asha Bhosle. On screen, we see this song initiated by Bhagwan Dada, and a lady, whose name, if I may hazard a guess, is Bimla Kashmiri. I could be wrong, and I welcome inputs from more knowledgeable readers and friends, to correct or confirm this guess.

As the song progresses, we also see Azaad and Chitra in the clip. Majority of the performance of the song is by Bhagwan and Bimla Kashmiri. Azaad does not appear to lip sync any of the lines, but Chitra does take up lip syncing in one of the stanzas. So in all, the onscreen performance and mapping to the playback voices, is kind of mixed up in this song.

And so, this song brings up the 24th episode in this series. Listen and enjoy.

Song – Pyaar Ki Baaten Koi Na Jaane Yaad Teri Phir Aaye  (Magic Carpet) (1964) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Shakeel Nomaani, MD – Ram Prasad
Mohammed Rafi + Asha Bhosle

Lyrics 

pyaar ki baaten koi na jaane
yaad teri phir aaye
wallah tauba meri haaye
allah tauba meri haaye
o wallah tauba meri haaye
allah tauba meri haaye

chaand sa chehra zulfen kaali
nazar na lag jaaye
wallah tauba meri haaye
allah tauba meri haaye
o wallah tauba meri haaye
allah tauba meri haaye

dil ko teri tirchhi nazar ne
de diya hai sahaara
dil ko teri tirchhi nazar ne
de diya hai sahaara
jaao aji jhoothe kahin ke
tum na samjhe ishaara
hum shama aur tum parwaane
raaz na khulne paaye
wallah tauba meri haaye
allah tauba meri haaye
o wallah tauba meri haaye
allah tauba meri haaye
chaand sa chehra zulfen kaali
nazar na lag jaaye
wallah tauba meri haaye
allah tauba meri haaye
o wallah tauba meri haaye
allah tauba meri haaye

kaabu ab dil par nahin hai
gaa rahi hain bahaaren
kaabu ab dil par nahin hai
gaa rahi hain bahaaren
jaise tujhe dulhan banaane
aa rahi hain bahaaren
door ka jalwa dil na maane
dil se nikle haaye
wallah tauba meri haaye
allah tauba meri haaye
o wallah tauba meri haaye
allah tauba meri haaye
pyaar ki baaten koi na jaane
yaad teri phir aaye
wallah tauba meri haaye
allah tauba meri haaye
o wallah tauba meri haaye
allah tauba meri haaye

dekho mujhe aise na dekho
kya kahega zamaana
dekho mujhe aise na dekho
kya kahega zamaana
jaayen kahaan teri gali se
koi nahin hai thikaana
meri ada ke o deewaane
kaun tujhe samjhaaye
wallah tauba meri haaye
allah tauba meri haaye
o wallah tauba meri haaye
allah tauba meri haaye
chaand sa chehra zulfen kaali
nazar na lag jaaye
wallah tauba meri haaye
allah tauba meri haaye
o wallah tauba meri haaye
allah tauba meri haaye

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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प्यार की बातें कोई ना जाने
याद तेरी फिर आए
वल्लाह तौबा मेरी हाए
अल्लाह तौबा मेरी हाए
ओ वल्लाह तौबा मेरी हाए
अल्लाह तौबा मेरी हाए

चाँद सा चेहरा ज़ुल्फें काली
नज़र ना लग जाये
वल्लाह तौबा मेरी हाए
अल्लाह तौबा मेरी हाए
ओ वल्लाह तौबा मेरी हाए
अल्लाह तौबा मेरी हाए

दिल को तेरी तिरछी नज़र ने
दे दिया है सहारा
दिल को तेरी तिरछी नज़र ने
दे दिया है सहारा
जाओ अजी झूठे कहीं के
तुम ना समझे इशारा
हम शमा और तुम परवाने
राज़ ना खुलने पाये
वल्लाह तौबा मेरी हाए
अल्लाह तौबा मेरी हाए
ओ वल्लाह तौबा मेरी हाए
अल्लाह तौबा मेरी हाए
चाँद सा चेहरा ज़ुल्फें काली
नज़र ना लग जाये
वल्लाह तौबा मेरी हाए
अल्लाह तौबा मेरी हाए
ओ वल्लाह तौबा मेरी हाए
अल्लाह तौबा मेरी हाए

काबू अब दिल पर नहीं है
गा रही हैं बहारें
काबू अब दिल पर नहीं है
गा रही हैं बहारें
जैसे तुझे दुल्हन बनाने
आ रही हैं बहारें
दूर का जल्वा दिल ना माने
दिल से निकले हाए
वल्लाह तौबा मेरी हाए
अल्लाह तौबा मेरी हाए
ओ वल्लाह तौबा मेरी हाए
अल्लाह तौबा मेरी हाए
प्यार की बातें कोई ना जाने
याद तेरी फिर आए
वल्लाह तौबा मेरी हाए
अल्लाह तौबा मेरी हाए
ओ वल्लाह तौबा मेरी हाए
अल्लाह तौबा मेरी हाए

देखो मुझे ऐसे ना देखो
क्या कहेगा ज़माना
देखो मुझे ऐसे ना देखो
क्या कहेगा ज़माना
जाएँ कहाँ तेरी गली से
कोई नहीं है ठिकाना
मेरी अदा के ओ दीवाने
कौन तुझे समझाये
वल्लाह तौबा मेरी हाए
अल्लाह तौबा मेरी हाए
ओ वल्लाह तौबा मेरी हाए
अल्लाह तौबा मेरी हाए
चाँद सा चेहरा ज़ुल्फें काली
नज़र ना लग जाये
वल्लाह तौबा मेरी हाए
अल्लाह तौबा मेरी हाए
ओ वल्लाह तौबा मेरी हाए
अल्लाह तौबा मेरी हाए


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 : 3690 Post No. : 14599

Mohammed Rafi – Duets – ‘अ’  से  ‘ह’ तक  (From ‘अ’ to ‘ह’) – 21
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‘ट’ – टूटे तो टूटे कोई दिल का सहारा ॰ ॰ ॰

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हम आस किए जाते, तुम पास नहीं आते
जाना था चले जाते, मिलने को चले आते

Everyone has to depart, someday. But this beseeching yoke of memories is now becoming an encumbering burden, that would probably be lightened only when I myself will depart.

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Presenting the next episode in this series. With close to half of Rafi Sb’s songs already posted on the blog, it is getting to be not an easy job to find songs to fit the requirements of the series. The alphabet letter for today is ‘ट’. When we scan the list of songs, we find a long list of songs starting with ‘t’, but then on closer review, one finds that majority of these ‘t’ songs are actually for the syllable ‘त’ –  as in ‘तुम’, ‘तुम्हारे’, ‘तेरा’ etc. There are very few songs that will start with the sound of ‘ट’.

But then, the going is still good. In fact I found two very good songs that satisfy this criteria; the second one I found fit quite well into another series, so I kept that aside for now.

This song is from the film ‘Lagan’ from 1971. Prior to this, two other films by this same title have been made – on in 1941 and the second in 1955. This is the third one. The film is produced under the banner of RRK Combine of Madras (now Chennai), and is directed by Ramanna. The star cast of this film includes Nutan, Ajay Sahni, Prem Chopra, Farida Jalal, Jagdeep, Bindu, Sulochana, Shabnam, Jaishri T, Nazir Hussain, Beerbal, Dubey and Kailash Chopra amongst others.

The film is a family drama – a story about a mother (role played by Sulochana) and her two sons (roles played by Prem Chopra and Ajay Sahni aka Parikshit Sahni). They relocate from Burma to Bombay, and a good Samaritan soul (role played by Nazir Hussain) in the form of a friend of the lady’s late-husband, hands them over substantial assets that are the share of the late-husband. Life is comfortable, only that the elder son (Prem Chopra) is wayward, and seeks extra-marital happiness. His wife is on way for a child, and he mistreats her. When this become known to the mother, she resolves to take action against her elder son, and to set him right.

The film has six songs, all written by Anand Bakshi, and tuned to music by Laxmikant Pyaarelal. Some of the songs are well heard memories from radio listening days. I picked this song for being a duet of Rafi Sb, but could not locate its video. I even scanned the film quickly, but it seems this song has been excluded from the film.

A duet in the voice of Rafi Sb and Asha Bhosle, it seems like a sad song of separation. As I scanned the film, I really could not make out where and how this song might fit into the storyline. If it were a solo sad song, then it could have fit in well. But a sad song presented as a duet seems to have no place in the film.

And so, presenting the next in this series, a song that is presents  a complaint, possibly from to a separated companion, or may be to the Almighty.

Song – Toote To Toote Koi Dil Ka Sahaara  (Lagan) (1971) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Anand Bakshi, MD – Laxmikant Pyaarelal
Rafi + Asha Bhosle

Lyrics

toote to toote koi dil ka sahaara
toote to toote koi dil ka sahaara
sahaara
ho hi raha hai phir bhi apna guzaara
ho hi raha hai phir bhi apna guzaara
roothe to roothe koi saathi hamaara
roothe to roothe koi saathi hamaara
hamaara
ho hi raha hai phir bhi apna guzaara

chaahe wafa kar chaahe kar bewafaai
chaahe wafa kar chaahe kar bewafaai
hum wo nahin jo denge teri duhaai
samjhe na samjhe zaalim tu ye ishaara
ishaara
ho hi raha hai phir bhi apna guzaara
toote to toote koi dil ka sahaara

ro ro ke phir na tera hum naam lenge
ro ro ke phir na tera hum naam lenge
baahen kisi ki bhi hum to thaam lenge
chhoote to chhoote hamse daaman tumhaara
tumhaara
ho hi raha hai phir bhi apna guzaara
toote to toote koi dil ka sahaara
roothe to roothe koi saathi hamaara
hamaara
ho hi raha hai phir bhi apna guzaara

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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टूटे तो टूटे कोई दिल का सहारा
टूटे तो टूटे कोई दिल का सहारा
सहारा
हो ही रहा है फिर भी अपना गुज़ारा
हो ही रहा है फिर भी अपना गुज़ारा
रूठे तो रूठे कोई साथी हमारा
रूठे तो रूठे कोई साथी हमारा
हमारा
हो ही रहा है फिर भी अपना गुज़ारा

चाहे वफा कर चाहे कर बेवफाई
चाहे वफा कर चाहे कर बेवफाई
हम वो नहीं जो देंगे तेरी दुहाई
समझे ना समझे ज़ालिम तू ये ईशारा
ईशारा
हो ही रहा है फिर भी अपना गुज़ारा
टूटे तो टूटे कोई दिल का सहारा

रो रो के फिर ना तेरा हम नाम लेंगे
रो रो के फिर ना तेरा हम नाम लेंगे
बाहें किसी की भी हम तो थाम लेंगे
छूटे तो छूटे हमसे दामन तुम्हारा
तुम्हारा
हो ही रहा है फिर भी अपना गुज़ारा
टूटे तो टूटे कोई दिल का सहारा
रूठे तो रूठे कोई साथी हमारा
हमारा
हो ही रहा है फिर भी अपना गुज़ारा


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