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

Blog Day : 3678 Post No. : 14570

Today (13th August 2018) would have been the 56th birthday celebration, or she would have completed 55 years of age. But that was not to be and we her fans lost her to an alleged “accidental death” on the 24th of February earlier this year. I know I don’t have to spell it out that I am speaking of Sridevi. I am sure it is a greater loss for her family – her daughters and husband. Specially when her daughter has just stepped into Bollywood and had her first release last month. And Jayaprada has put it beautifully in her tribute to her one-time co-star and supposed rival – like any mother Sri was anxious about her daughter’s debut film and audience-acceptance etc.

Instead of talking about how beautiful she was; how talented she was; and about her dances and supremely expressive eyes; or her comic timing, I want to go straight to today’s song. It is from her first ever Hindi release – ‘Solva Sawan’ (1979). It was directed by P Bharathiraja and is a remake of his Tamil original ’16 Vayathinile’, which translates to “at age 16”. The original was a commercial and critical success fetching a National award for S Janaki (playback) and Filmfare Awards for best actor (Kamalhaasan) and special award for Sridevi. Unfortunately, the movie failed in Hindi and nobody noticed the debut of Sridevi and she had to wait for four years to establish herself in Hindi films. And what a career from thereon. Infact she had six or seven releases in 1983 beginning with the extremely successful “Himmatwala” which revolutionised many things in the industry – song picturization, choreography, set decoration (songs with 100s of pots, sarees, chorus dancers etc) and music as a whole. We had songs like: “Ice Cream Khaaogi“; “Ek Aankh Maroon To Rasta Ruk Jaaye“; “Taaki O Taaki“; “Mama Mia Pom Pom” etc. to name a few of the songs that went on to become very popular – I am sure the purists who are reading this list are squirming 🙂 . I am sorry for putting all of them to discomfort but this was the route to Sridevi’s success in Hindi. What followed this wave of inane songs were sensible stuff like “Main Teri Dushman Dushman Tu Mera“; “Kaate Nahi Kat’te Yh Din Ye Raat“; “Mere Haathon Mein Nau Nau Choodiyan Hain“; “Tere Dil Mein Main Apne Armaan Rakh Doon“;what I am trying to point out is it was one inane song per movie at the most but they initially overshadowed her sensible stuff. But it was a fact that she was a darling of the masses from the time she stepped in front of the camera as a child.

Coming back to today’s song. It is a coming-of-age song where the heroine experiences pangs of love and is expressing it to whoever cares to listen – here it is the nature. And the white dress is supposed to indicate the purity of her feelings towards the veterinarian doctor (it was some actor called Madhukar, didn’t find any details about him on the net) who has arrived in the village and has managed to win her heart. The rest of the cast comprised of Amol Palekar, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, and Dina Pathak. The song is written by Naqsh Lyallpuri and music is by Jaidev. The singing voice is of Vani Jairam. Sridevi was actually only 16 when this movie was released.

[Ed Note: The censors certified this film in 1978, and the Geet Kosh carries it in the list of films from 1978. It was probably released in theatres few months later, in 1979.]

Song – Pi Kahaan, Pi Kahaan (Solvan Saawan) (1978) Singer – Vani Jairam, Lyrics – Naqsh Lyallpuri, MD – Jaidev

Lyrics

pi kahaan
pi kahaan
pi kahaan
dheere se haule se sun mere..ae
kaanon mein ye
keh de ri pavan
pi hai kahaan
pi hai kahaan
dheere se haule se sun mere..ae
kaanon mein ye
keh de ri pavan
pi hai kahaan
mera pi hai kahaan
pi kahaan pi kahaan pi kahaan
pi kahaan
kahaan. . .
kahaan. . .

chhan chhan lehariya jhoome
chhan chhan lehariya jhoome
koyal baawariya jhoome
kaari badariya jhoome
basti nagariya..aa..aa jhoome
masti mein jhoom gaya
kora badan
poochhe mera mann 
pi hai kahaan
pi hai kahaan
pi kahaan pi kahaan pi kahaan
pi kahaan
kahaan. . .
kahaan. . .

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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पी कहाँ
पी कहाँ
पी कहाँ
धीरे से हौले से सुन मेरे॰॰ए
कानों में ये
कह दे री पवन
पी है कहाँ
पी है कहाँ
धीरे से हौले से सुन मेरे॰॰ए
कानों में ये
कह दे री पवन
पी है कहाँ
मेरा पी है कहाँ
पी कहाँ पी कहाँ पी कहाँ
पी कहाँ
कहाँ॰ ॰ ॰
कहाँ॰ ॰ ॰

छन छन लहरिया झूमे
छन छन लहरिया झूमे
कोयल बावरिया झूमे
का^pरी बदरिया झूमे
बस्ती नगरिया॰॰आ॰॰आ झूमे
मस्ती में झूम गया
कोरा बदन
पूछे मेरा मन
पी है कहाँ
पी है कहाँ
पी कहाँ पी कहाँ पी कहाँ
पी कहाँ
कहाँ॰ ॰ ॰
कहाँ॰ ॰ ॰

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

Blog Day : 3677 Post No. : 14568

ASAD 10th Anniversary Celebrations – 20
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And now, continuing the saga of the 10th anniversary celebrations. 🙂

First off, thanks to Mahesh ji for announcement that “The last batsman is in”. Quite true, and well, almost. One reason (of the many excuses that I am going to converse about today 🙂 ), is that, quite truly, I was waiting for at least one more contribution to land in, before I announce the closure of celebrations. But as the events transpired, I realized that waiting for that article would probably be like waiting for Mr. Godot.

I refer to Ben Kayti, who has promised me that she will be sending in a write up, but then – well, days have just been following one after the other. In an earlier communication she mentioned that she was little down in health, and that she has a doctor’s appointment. And then – silence. One day, two days – messages on WhatsApp, emails, phone calls, voice mail remained unanswered. When no response came, I had no option but to press the panic button. I tried to contact three other people in the family. And finally, her daughter-in-law responded to my SOS. The family is out to a vacation – Glacier National Park in Montana, where no connectivity is available. The vacationers also include the other two members of the family who I was attempting to get in touch. So it was a relief to know that all was well, and also somewhat vexing that there was a communication gap that created some worries. I will return to this and tie up the loose end left here, and continue with the mainstream of celebration.

‘19’ seems to be a lucky number for me. Quite a few significant things in my life are connected with this number. And thus, not surprisingly, I get connected with this blog that celebrates its birthday on 19th July. And then, more, I was not planning it to be so – my (previous) post comes at 19th in the series. Ah yes, as Atul ji has mentioned often, there is a hand of providence with what goes on with this blog. And let me add one more very interesting ‘19’ phenomena. As per the statistics that the WordPress maintains, the date which has had the highest number of visitors on this blog (10,630) is also a 19 – 19th October, 2011.

On 14th January this year, the visitor’s ticker on our blog home page turned into an 8 digit number for the first time. We clocked in 10 millionth visitor that evening (IST) – and it translates to 1 crore, in domestic terminology. As I write to complete this article, the ticker has already gone past 10 million 6 hundred thousand, clocking in on average ~ 3,000 visitors per day in this year so far. I would like to give it a name today – this presence that ASAD makes on the worldwide web – it is the “ASAD Phenomena“. Nowhere else probably (once again, as far as I am aware) is there any such endeavour that combines the interests and the determination of such a like-minded team with such dedication, to sustain such a significant level of interest in the central theme of this blog. All I can say is – there are music lovers in this world, and then there are ‘music lovers’ in this world.

Looking back at my association, the date was 1st October 2010 when I clicked on the subscribe button for getting the RSS feed and became a regular reader-member of this blog. And guess, what is the first song feed that arrived into my mailbox next day (on 2nd October) – “Ham to tere dil ke bangley mein aanaa maangtaa”. Now that I read this song title, I wonder whether it was a message intended for me from Atul ji, or was it supposed to be from me to Atul ji. 😀 😀  Whichever way, I think it just worked out very famously. 🙂

My first step into lyrics contribution was published on 1st Feb, 2011 and it is the famous Suraiya song from ‘Bilwamangal’ (1954) – “Parwaanon Se Preet Seekh Len”. And then it just went on from there. The first post written by me appeared on 18th Feb, 2011, a song from the film ‘Gul e Bakaavali’ (1963) “Ye Kehdo Tumhe Hamse Kyaa Chaahiye”. Missed the 19th by just a day, although there is a post on the 19th Feb also, my second one. And then it just went on from there.

कुछ लगता नहीं के सात साल गुज़र गए। Seriously, it seems just like last week or last month. In that very year (2011), in the subsequent months, we had a spectacular event on the blog, something of the type that has not yet been repeated. An event that truly marks this blog to be a Phenomena. Starting on 28th June, 2011, the blog saw an unbroken series of articles on the great KL Saigal Sb, that lasted all the way up to 18th Sep, 2011. The last song of this unbroken series, posted on 18th Sep is “Baalam To Pe Sabar Padey” from the film ‘Parwaana’ (1947). I quote a brief paragraph from that write up here,

With this post, I have now published 61 posts on Saigal Saab’s songs. In one of the interim emails, Atul ji wrote to me that every day morning, he eagerly opens his mailbox to look for an email from me. And the eagerness and urgency was no less on my side. Some of the ghazals took anywhere from 3 to 6 hours to complete the write up, with the translations and commentary to my satisfaction. There have been nights when I have sent the write ups to Atul ji at 2 am, 3 am and even past 4 am. There have been occasions that (after having fallen asleep on my laptop) I got to complete the write up later in the morning; you can identify these days by noting the delay in posting the Saigal Saab song for the day.

What a heady time it was. That endeavour was really worth it. We enjoyed it immensely, and it came to a monumental conclusion of documenting and posting each and every one of the available Hindi / Urdu recordings made by the great singer. And truly, nothing comparable to that has again been attempted on the blog so far.

One more reason that I quote this above paragraph from the earlier write up. Something of this relates to the song in this post. I will return to it again, shortly. But yes, I am talking about the relentless tempo with which this blog continues to progress. The support and participative contributions from the entire team are without doubt the bulwark that provides the strength to the arms and shoulders of what this blog is. But then the definitive power of this entire effort is the unflagging dedication and persistence of the leadership from Atul ji, which is truly the backbone of this effort.  It is an accomplishment sans pareil anywhere in the annals of the history of blogging on the internet related to Hindi Film Music.

So, beyond September of 2011, although now done with all the available songs of Saigal Saab, the journey and the saga still continued. Century milestones came with their regularity, then the 5,000th song – “Hamen To Loot Liyaa Mil Ke Husn Waalon Ne” (dated 13th Nov, 2011), more centuries of artists and other interesting statistical achievements. Then on to the 10,000th song – “Phul Rahin Belariyaan Dolen” (dated 20th July,2014), an extraordinary song published first time anywhere on the net, a song of 1931 vintage posted; and the unprecedented organized effort wherein all regular members of the group contributed a post that contains an introduction of another member. And a memorable long afternoon spent by almost the entire group connected on email, as we all waited for the post to appear on the blog.

On and on, tirelessly, doggedly – getting to honky-tonk posts at the nos. 11111, 12345, 12357 . . .

Then we came to the post no. 13182 – “Aag Lagi Shola Uttha Shamma Pe Parwaana Gira”, on 22nd April last year. It was the mostest of the most momentous celebrations, the 10,000th post by dear Atul ji. It was a surprise for Atul ji; he was under the impression that his 10,000th milestone was already past. But that was not the case. The entire group got together and gave him a standing ovation that verily resounded across the internet.

The next big whopper for our blog came on 14th Jan earlier this year, and its celebration was covered in post no. 13921 “Bhalaai Duniya Ki Jo Subh O Shaam Karte Hain” – the visitor ticker on the blog had turned from nine million, nine hundred ninety nine thousand, nine hundred ninety nine to ten million, sometimes in the late evening of 14th Jan (IST). In desi parlance, we would say  निन्यावे लाख, निन्यावे हज़ार, नौ सौ निन्यावे से हम एक करोड़ पर पहुंचे। Once again, this was a major, major occasion for the blog, and the echoes reverberated once again around the globe – literally. 🙂

And now, greetings (balated) for the date of completing 10 years since this blog’s creation by Atul ji. The date is 19th July (and I am late, of course, as usual – I have a reputation to protect and uphold, you know 😀 ). As per the Wikipedia articles, celebrations calendars and other related details available online, the tenth anniversary is represented by tin or aluminum. The color of this anniversary is blue and / or silver. And the gift of this 10th celebration is diamonds. Whooo. . .

Note that 10 is another interesting number on our blog recently – 10,000th post on blog, 10,000th post by Atul ji, 10 millionth visitor on the blog, and now the 10th anniversary of the blog itself; the last three events listed happening within the period of past 16 months. You simply just cannot cease to keep celebrating on this blog. And the wonder of wonders is that we also continue to trace and share absolutely wonderful celebration songs to go along with the event. The patterns that we conjured up for the post nos. 11111, 12345 and 12357 are quite an interesting phenomena in as of themselves, with the ”hand of providence” playing its fair share in making them happen. 🙂 For those who may not be familiar with these stories, I suggest they should view these posts – they are really very interesting tales of happenstance and coincidence. 🙂  Just click on the post numbers in the sentence above.

So, connecting back to where we started off. Finally last night (IST), the much awaited call from Ben Kayti and Jagdish Bhai materialized. It was a great relief to hear their voices, and to be assured that all is well. The planned vacation had gone on very well, and quite “frigidly”, given that the vacation spot chosen was the Glacier National Park in Montana (USA). After returning from there earlier this week, they also had some guests visiting and so Khyati Ben was completely busy with family affairs. She has once again promised that she will write a post this coming week now. I decided not to wait any further and put up the 20th post in this series today. If and when her post comes along, it will be now at an auspicious ‘पायदान’ of 21. 🙂

Amongst others in the list of my ‘reasons’ (excuses) is of course that I was also in travel during some of this intervening period. In fact most of the early posts in the 10th anniversary series were actually posted while I was on the move. Getting back home, I almost immediately got busy with celebrations for Guru Purnima at my Guru ji’s place. There, the celebrations last for 5 / 6 days, starting from the Guru Purnima day and continuing till the ‘पंचमी’ in the month of ‘सावन’. So that occupied me for almost a whole week within which I was not able to accomplish much as far as the blog activities are concerned.

Another thing was the song selection. Till almost the last hours of posting my previous article – “Dil Chaahta Hai” – I had no idea what would be the songs I am going to write about. The first song I finally zeroed in was this one. Going by a set of very good celebration songs posted by other friends in the group, I was thinking – most of these songs are of recent origin. How about searching for a similar celebration cum group dance song from the earlier decades? After sifting through many possibilities, I picked up this song from the film ‘Tarang’ of 1952. First of, this song has four singers – Rafi Sb, Geeta Dutt, Shamshad Begum and Chitragupt himself. Secondly, the song (no video available) gives a feeling of a gypsy camp by the banks of a river, where a group dance cum song is being performed.

So actually, this song was originally planned to be the earlier post. But then, in random process, I bumped into the “Dil Chaahta Hai” song, and with some contemplative considerations, my planned post got converted into two posts. And good that it did. If I would have combined both these posts with one song – well. . . 🙂

So here is a fabulous celebration song which promises that the proceedings are going to last all night, and that all are invited. And the best part, this song starts with mentioning the word ‘सावन’.

So let me now take just a couple of more minutes to link in ‘सावन’ (saawan) with this celebration. You are going to love this. After having posted all the posts received from the group, and with Atul ji’s post also in place, I started to get individual messages from members of this group, asking me about the delay as to why my post was not coming in. And me, I was without an answer; what to tell – that I have not yet identified the song even? Well, as part of this set of messages, I get this fond message from Atul ji himself on 26th or maybe 27th July, wherein he prodded me to publish my post on the 28th. Reason, he explained, was that 28th July this year is the start of the month of ‘सावन’. And back, in 2008, when this blog got initiated, the date 19th July was also the start of of the month of ‘सावन’. I was really wonderstruck. I had never made this wonderful connect before. Wow, this blog is born in the month of ‘सावन’ – ‘सावन – मन भावन’, and not just the month, on the first of the month. Now this is really auspicious. I can go on now connecting many more things, along with this connect. . .  but maybe not. Goodness, there are hundreds of songs in Hindi films that have the word ‘सावन’ in the mukhda. So I will move on by saying that this blog is blessed – for it is born in this auspicious month, showering sprinkles of delightful music in drizzles of melodious songs, one after the other. Oh sure, yes, this blog is a ‘सावन’ born. 🙂 Without any doubts. I am glad Atul ji highlighted this point to me, and that now we know what songs to post in the future, when the blog’s birthday comes along. 🙂

Coming back to this film and this song. I got the set of songs of this film from my collector friend. This film has some very wondrous songs, ten in all, eight of which are penned by IC Kapoor, and one each by DN Madhok and Ram Murti. This song is written by Ram Murti. The music composition is by Chitragupt, who has also lent his voice to two of the songs in this film, including this one. The blog already carries 5 songs from this film, and I promise you, the best of the songs are still to come. Just like this song today. It is such a joie de vivre expression of gaiety and celebration. The tempo is so sweet and so infective, that you will be swaying with the beat. When I heard this song for the first time, well, quite a while back now, I was simply bowled over by it. And even now, having heard it so often, whenever I play it again, I simply am not able to get over it.

नदिया किनारे मोरा डेरा
मशाल जले सारी रतियाँ॰ ॰ ॰

Just listen to this song, and I assure you that at the end of the play, you will feel so un-satiated that you will be playing it again and again.

In some ways, this song also expresses my connect with the blog. Earlier in this article, I had mentioned a quote from the earlier posted last article in the KL Saigal series. So that is the connect here. Practically all my work for this blog happens in the dead of the night and in the wee hours of the morning. This is also mentioned in the quoted paragraph above. Even beyond the Saigal Sb series, my mode of working on the tasks related to this blog has not changed. All the posts that you see getting on to the blog at 7 am and 9 am – all these posts have been worked on and completed the previous night at times like 2 am and 3 am. 🙂

A very happy 10th birthday to ASAD; a ton of congratulations to Atul ji, and all the dear friends and co-passengers on this musical bandwagon. The saga continues. . .

नदिया किनारे मोरा डेरा
मशाल जले सारी रतियाँ॰ ॰ ॰

 

Song – Nadiya Kinaare Mora Dera, Mashaal Jaley Saari Ratiyaan (Tarang) (1952) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Geeta Dutt, Shamshad Begum, Chitragupt, Lyrics – Ram Murti, MD – Chitragupt
Chorus

Lyrics

saawan barse
kaari re badariya
phaagun rang ki phuhaar
ho oo
nainan mein mora
baanka re saanwariya

mann mein saanwariya ka pyaar. . .

. . . mashaal jaley saari ratiyaan
hoye nadiya kinaare mora dera
ho oo
nadiya kinaare mora dera
mashaal jaley saari ratiyaan
saari ratiyaan ho saari ratiyaan
saari ratiyaan
hoye nadiya kinaare mora dera
nadiya kinaare mora dera
mashaal jaley saari ratiyaan
ho oo main bhi karunga kabhi phera
main bhi karunga kabhi phera
mashaal jaley saari ratiyaan
hoye
nadiya kinaare mora dera
haa. . .
nadiya kinaare mora dera
mashaal jaley saari ratiyaan

jaise ganga mein lehre lehariya
waise lehre gori tori chunariya
ae ji dekho kahin neha lagaa ke
bhool jaiyo na mori dagariya
oo oo dil mein hai tera basera
dil mein hai tera basera
mashaal jaley saari ratiyaan
hoye
nadiya kinaare mora dera
haa hhaaa
nadiya kinaare mora dera
mashaal jaley saari ratiyaan

chanda se mil mil ke
khele ratiyaan
ho khele ratiyaan
chanda se mil mil ke
khele ratiyaan
bagiya mein khele bahaar
daar galey bainyaan
sajan sang khelun
balam sang khelun
daar galey bainyaan
sajan sang khelun
main albeli naar
ho oo kabhun na hovey savera
kabhun na hovey savera
mashaal jaley saari ratiyaan
hoye
nadiya kinaare mora dera
arre waah waah
nadiya kinaare mora dera
mashaal jaley saari ratiyaan
oye
nadiya kinaare mora dera
ha..an
nadiya kinaare mora dera
mashaal jaley saari ratiyaan

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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सावन बरसे
कारी रे बदरिया
फागुन रस की फुहार
हो ओ
नैनन में मोरा
बांका रे साँवरिया
मन में साँवरिया का प्यार॰ ॰ ॰

॰ ॰ ॰ मशाल जले सारी रतियाँ
होय नदिया किनारे मोरा डेरा
हो ओ
नदिया किनारे मोरा डेरा
मशाल जले सारी रतियाँ
सारी रतियाँ हो सारी रतियाँ
सारी रतियाँ
होय नदिया किनारे मोरा डेरा
नदिया किनारे मोरा डेरा
मशाल जले सारी रतियाँ
हो ओ मैं भी करूंगा कभी फेरा
मैं भी करूंगा कभी फेरा
मशाल जले सारी रतियाँ
होय
नदिया किनारे मोरा डेरा
हा॰ ॰ ॰
नदिया किनारे मोरा डेरा
मशाल जले सारी रतियाँ

जैसे गंगा में लहरे लहरिया
वैसे लहरे गोरी तोरी चुनरिया
ए जी देखो कहीं नेहा लगा के
भूल जइयो ना मोरी डगरिया
ओ ओ दिल में है तेरा बसेरा
दिल में है तेरा बसेरा
मशाल जले सारी रतियाँ
नदिया किनारे मोरा डेरा
हा ह्हा
नदिया किनारे मोरा डेरा
मशाल जले सारी रतियाँ

चंदा से मिलके
खेले रतियाँ
हो खेले रतियाँ
चंदा से मिलके
खेले रतियाँ
बगिया में खेले बहार
डा गले बइन्या
सजन संग खेलूँ
बलम संग खेलूँ
डा गले बइन्या
सजन संग खेलूँ
मैं अलबेली नार
हो ओ कबहूँ ना होवे सवेरा
कबहूँ ना होवे सवेरा
मशाल जले सारी रतियाँ
होय
नदिया किनारे मोरा डेरा
अरे वाह वाह
नदिया किनारे मोरा डेरा
मशाल जले सारी रतियाँ
ओय
नदिया किनारे मोरा डेरा
हाँ॰ ॰ ॰
नदिया किनारे मोरा डेरा
मशाल जले सारी रतियाँ


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Blog Day : 3677 Post No. : 14567

“Raaj Mukut” (1950) was directed by N Vakil for Mohan Pictures. The movie had Nimmi, Jairaj, Veena, Ramsingh, Sapru, Tabassum, R. Sinha etc in it.

The movie had eleven songs in it. Three of these songs have been covered in the blog.

Here is the fourth song from “Raaj Mukut” (1950) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Geeta Dutt (then Geeta Roy). Bharat Vyas is the lyricist. Music is composed by Pt Govindram.

Only the audio of the song is available. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this song.


Song-Meri lagi kisi se preet duniya kya jaane (Raj Mukut)(1950) Singer-Geeta Dutt, Lyrics-Bharat Vyas, MD-Pt Govind Ram

Lyrics

meri lagi kisi se preet
duniya kya jaane
ho kya jaane
ho meri lagi kisi se preet
duniya kya jaane
ho kya jaane
mujhe mil gaya man ka meet
mujhe mil gaya man ka meet
duniya kya jaane
ho kya jaane
ho kya jaane
meri lagi kisi se preet
duniya kya jaane
ho kya jaane

nainon ki baazi lagi
chale teer talwaar haan
nainon ki baazi lagi
chale teer talwaar
jeet gaya koi mujhe
aur gayi main haar
jeet gaya koi mujhe
aur gayi main haar
hai ajab preet ki reet
duniya kya jaane
ho kya jaane
meri lagi kisi se preet
duniya kya jaane
ho kya jaane

mere dil pe ho gaya
sainya ji ka raaj
mere dil pe ho gaya
sainya ji ka raaj
main unki raani banoon
wo mere sartaaj
main unki raani banoon
wo mere sartaaj
dil liya kisi ne jeet
duniya kya jaane
ho kya jaane
ho meri lagi kisi se preet
duniya kya jaane
ho kya jaane

aaj hai bagiya mein khile rang barange phool
aaj hai bagiya mein khile rang barange phool
daal ke jhoola prem ka
koi raha hai jhool
dal ke jhoola prem ka
koi raha hai jhool
man gaaye madhur sangeet
duniya kya jaane
ho kya jaane
man gaaye madhur sangeet
duniya kya jaane
ho kya jaane
mujhe mil gaya man ka meet
mujhe mil gaya man ka meet
duniya kya jaane
ho kya jaane
ho kya jaane
meri lagi kisi se preet
duniya kya jaane
ho kya jaane


This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, 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 : 3675 Post No. : 14562

Khaamosh hai zamaana chup chaap hain sitaare

The first line of the song, aayega aane waala aayega from ‘Mahal’ (1949) must have vibrated in the cinema halls many times when the film was released on October 13, 1950 (on Ashok Kumar’s birth day). How true it was! Just two months before the release of the film, the creator of the immortal melodies in the iconic film ‘Mahal’ (1949) breathed his last on August 10, 1950 in Harkishandas Hospital in Bombay (Mumbai) at the young age of 42 years.

Today, August 10th 2018 is the 68th Remembrance Day of Khemchand Prakash (12/12/1907 – 10/08/1950). In 1939, he was like a newly capped cricketer who attained the form in his very first assignment and remained in form most of the time. In a short span of 11 years in the Hindi film industry, he composed a little over 430 songs in around 45 films. His career graph was like ‘I came, I saw, I conquered’ the Hindi film music.

Khemchand Prakash was born in Sujangarh (presently in Churu district of Shekhavati region of Rajasthan) in the family of Dhrupad singers and kathak dancers belonging to Jaipur Gharana. The family had a long lineage of kathak dancers and dhrupad singers. It is said that some of them received the patronage of Mughal kings from the time of Akbar and continued the royal patronage until the death of Mohammed Shah ‘Rangeela’. Thereafter they had to seek royal patronage from other princely states like Jaipur, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Rampur, Lucknow, Gwalior etc. [Reference: Sunil Kothari’s book ‘Kathak – Indian Classical Dance Art’ (1989)].

Pandit Govardhan Prasad, the father of Khemchand Prakash was also dhrupad singer and kathak dancer who was in the royal court of Jaipur. Khemchand Prakash received training in dhrupad singing and kathak dance from his father in Jaipur. When he was still in his teen, he became the court singer and dancer in the royal court of Bikaner. Soon he got an opportunity to join the royal court in Nepal as a singer and dancer where he remained for the next 7-8 years.

Khemchand Prakash got an opportunity to work in New Theatres (NT) as a music assistant to Timir Baran who was the music director for ‘Devdas’ (1935). There has been some speculation for a long time that Khemchand Prakash composed tunes for two songs of ‘Devdas’ (1935). About 3 years back, Pavan Jha, in his Article reaffirmed:

Music director Daan Singh [(‘My Love’ (1970), ‘Bhool Na Jaana’ (1960s, UR)], who was a formal protégé of Khemchand Prakash for a year and half, had told me that two of the classic compositions from Devdas, ‘Dukh ke din ab…’ and ‘Baalam aan baso…’, were composed by Guruji (Khemchand) and yet his contributions as composer went unaccredited.

Another important event in the life of Khemchand Prakash during his New Theatres day was his comic role as an actor-singer in ‘Street Singer’ (1938) in which he performed and sang lo khaa lo madam khaana. It seems, he also had a small role in ‘Kapal Kundla’ (1939).

Sometime in 1939, Khemchand Prakash joined Prithviraj Kapoor, K N Singh and others in quiting NT and came to Bombay (Mumbai). Probably, he must have thought that with stalwarts like R C Boral and Pankaj Mullick, he had no scope for becoming a music director in NT. With Prithviraj’s connections, Khemchand Prakash got his first assignment as an independent music director for Supreme Pictures’ ‘Ghazi Salauddin’ (1939) and ‘Meri Aankhen’ (1939).

For ‘Ghazi Salauddin’ (1939), Naushad assisted Khemchand Prakash as the story of the film had a historical Muslim background. Two songs sung by Kalyanibai became popular from this film. With ‘Meri Aankhen’ (1939) which was released first, Khemchand Prakash’s association with Khursheed Bano – Ranjit Movietone’s actor-singer- began which churned out many popular songs.

Although these two films did not have a good run at the box office, the songs of the films were appreciated. Khemchand Prakash joined Ranjit Movietone as music director with ‘Paagal’ (1940), ‘Holi’ (1940) and ‘Diwaali’ (1940) in his bag. In all, he composed music for 26 films during his 5 years of association with Ranjit Moveitone.

Some of the films made under the banner of Ranjit Movietone in which songs composed by Khemchand Prakash became popular were ‘Holi’ (1940), ‘Pardesi’ (1941), ‘Chaandni’ (1942), ‘Tansen’ (1943), ‘Bharthari’ (1944), ‘Bhanwra’ (1944), ‘Mumtaz Mahal’ (1944) etc.

A special mention needs to be made about the song compositions of ‘Tansen’ (1943). In this film, two top actor-singers – K L Saigal and Khursheed Bano were teamed together for the first time. It was the first occasion for Khemchand Prakash as a music director to record the song rendered by K L Saigal. It was the first occasion to compose a song in dhrupad for K L Saigal. While the songs of Khursheed Bano were a blend of folk and raag based, that of K L Saigal were based mainly on classical raags.

After ‘Prabhu Ka Ghar’ (1945), Khemchand Prakash left Ranjit Movietone ostensibly for the differences with Sardar Chandulal Shah on engaging a new playback singer. After remaining inactive for about a year, he became a free-lancer during which he scored music for successful films like ‘Sindoor’ (1947), ‘Ziddi’ (1948), ‘Saawan Aaya Re’ (1949), ‘Rimjhim’ (1949), ‘Mahal’ (1949) etc.

Some of the lesser known songs composed by Khemchand Prakash which I like are as under:

Songs Singer(s) Movie
Main albeli titli Sitaara Devi Meri Aankhen (1939)
Mori atariya hai sooni mohan nahi aaye Khursheed Bano Pardesi (1941)
Meri atariya pe aa jaa Sitara Devi/Mukesh Dukh Sukh (1942)
wo chaand ban muskuraa rahe hain Ameerbai Karnataki Vishkanya (1943)
Mere dheere se ghoonghat hataaye piya Ameerbai Karnataki Bharthari (1944)
teri pi pi ke pukaaron ne dil loot liya Ameerbai Karnataki Bhanwra (1944)
Mohabbat mein saara jahaan jal raha hai Khursheed Bano Shahanshah Babar (1944)
ye dil na mujhe yaad dila baaten puraani Rafi/Shamshad Saawan Aaya Re (1949)
Jagmag jagmag karta nikla chaand poonam ka pyaara Kishore Kumar Rimjhim (1949)
dekh gagan mein kaali ghata kya kehti hai Nalini Jaywant Muqaddar (1950)

No discussion on Khemchand Prakash would be complete without the mention of his melodious song compositions for “Mahal’ (1949) in general and aayega aane waala aayega in particular. Probably, this was the first song in the genre of ‘haunting song’. The top popularity this song achieved after the release of the film relegated into background the other melodious songs of this film such as mushqil hai bahut mushqil and ghabra ke jo ham sar ko .

I had heard this song on the radio quite often during my childhood and teenage years. It was one of my favourite songs. During my gramophone record collection days in early 1970s, the 78 RPM gramophone record of this song (in two parts) was one of my early collections. It was then I came to know that the song was composed by Khemchand Prakash, a name unknown to me at that time. Due to the slow tempo in Part-1 of the song, I would play only Part-2 of the song on my record player on most of the time. After watching the song picturisation, now I am in a better position to appreciate Part-1 of the song as well.

It is said that after the marathon rehearsal of the song of about 6 minutes of duration, Ashok Kumar, Savak Vacha and lyricist Nakshab Jarchvi felt that the slow tempo in the song would not appeal to the audience. But Khemchand Prakash was very confident about the song becoming popular. He was supported by the director, Kamal Amrohi.

Khemchand Prakash’s prophecy came true. The song became a rage all over India. Radio listeners were asking as to who was the real singer since the name of ‘Kamini’ – the character Madhubala played in the film – was printed on the label of the 78 RPM gramophone record. Thereafter the radio anouncers started announcing the name of Lata Mangeshkar whenever the song was being played on the radio.

The musical hit of ‘Mahal’ (1949) made Madhubala a star to reckon with. Lata Mangeshkar’s playback singing career graph gained a quantum jump which helped her to become numero uno among the female playback singers and retain that status for about the next 5 decades. After being in the film industry for over a decade as a story/screen-play/dialogue writer and lyricist, Kamal Amrohi’s success in his first directorial assignment got him the recognition as a director. The debt-ridden Bombay Talkies under whose banner the film was produced, got a breather.

But Khemchand Prakash, the creator of the immortal melodies in the film was not there to witness the tremendous success of his songs. Just 2 months before the release of the film, he breathed his last on August 10, 1950. Although Khemchand Prakash had earlier composed many hit songs especially with Khursheed Bano and Ameerbai Karnataki, this one song , aayega aane waala’ has immortalised him forever in the history of Hindi film music.

As a tribute to Khemchand Prakash on his 68th Remembrance Day, I am presenting one of the rare songs from an obscure film ‘Chalte Chalte’ (1947) in which Khemchand Prakash composed 11 songs (including one multiple version song). All the songs were written by Lalchand Bismil Peshawari. The song is ‘aate hain wo aahista aahista haule haule’ sung by Patanjal and Meena Kapoor. The film was produced and directed by S K Malik under the banner of Malik Productions. The main cast included Patanjal, Latika, Sudha, Kanta Kumari, Anwari, Gope, K N Singh, Shekhar, Anjlina etc.

‘Chalte Chalte’(1947) was one of the films he was associated with after leaving Ranjit Movietone in 1946. After struggling for a year or so, I guess, he may have done some retrospection and decided to adapt to the changing scenarios in Hindi film music. Probably, this song may be the first song in which Khemchand Prakash was influenced by western music. Meena Kapoor’s singing of multiples ‘aa aa aa…’ before the start of new antaras add a feeling of joie de vivre. The symphony style orchestration mainly of violins at the beginning as well as in the interludes seems to be the contribution of Antony Gonsalves, the Goan musician, who had worked with Khemchand Prakash, Anil Biswas and Naushad when he joined them in the second half of the 1940s.

This is one of those humming melodies created by Khemchand Prakash which remained unknown to many admirers of vintage Hindi film songs.

With this rare song, ‘Chalte Chalte’ (1947) makes its debut in the Blog.


Song-Aate hain wo aate hain wo (Chalte Chalte)(1947) Singers-Patanjal, Meena Kapoor, Lyrics-Lal Chand Bismil Peshawri, MD-Khemchand Prakash

Lyrics

aate hain wo
aate hain wo
aahista aahista
haule haule
aate hain wo
aate hain wo
aahista aahista
haule haule
aaa
aa aa aaa aa
aa aa
aa aa
aa aa
aa aaa
aaaa

aate hain wo naazon ke paale
baanki tirchhi maang nikaale
aate hain wo naazon ke paale
baanki tirchhi maang nikaale
aahista aahista
haule haule
aaa aa aa
aa aa aa aaa
aa aa
aa aa
aa aaa
aa aaa

gulshan ki duniya ne chun chun ke pahne
gulshan ki duniya ne chun chun ke pahne
baanke sajeele phoolon ke gahne
baanke sajeele phoolon ke gahne
shabnam ne chaandni ke moti roley(?)
shabnam ne chaandni ke moti roley(?)
aahista aahista
haule haule

aate hain wo
aate hain wo
aahista aahista
haule haule

raat ki raani gesu sanwaare
ha ha ha ha ha
raat ki raani gesu sanwaare
ha ha ha ha ha
neele dupatte pe chamke sitaare
neele dupatte pe chamke sitaare
jhumke suraiyya ke kaanon mein dole
jhumke suraiyya ke kaanon mein dole
aahista aahista
haule haule


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Blog Day : 3673 Post No. : 14558

“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. Nine songs from the movie have been covered in the blog.

Here is the tenth song from “Qawwaali Ki Raat”(1964) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Suman Kalyanpur. Shewan Rizvi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Iqbal Qureshi.

This song is lip synced by Tuntun who is seen wooing a well built gentleman and singing this “expression of love” song for his benefit in what is a reversal of role of genders in Hindi movie songs. The gentleman looks like the jinn of Alladin’s chirag to me. 🙂 I request our knowledgeable readers to help identify him.


Song-Mujhe tumse muhabbat hai (Qawwaali Ki Raat)(1964) Singer-Suman Kalyanpur, Lyrics-Shewan Rizvi, MD-Iqbal Qureshi

Lyrics

mujhe tumse muhabbat hai
muhabbat hai
muhabbat hai
khuda bhi gavaah hai
khuda bhi gavaah hai
muhabbat hai
muhabbat hai
mujhe tumse muhabbat hai
muhabbat hai
muhabbat hai
khuda bhi gavaah hai
khuda bhi gavaah hai
muhabbat hai

yaqeen kar lo
ke is dil mein
tum hi tum thhe
tum hi tum ho
khuda samjhe mohabbat ko
jo is dil ko na tum samjho mohabbat naam hai
jiska badi naazuk hakikat hai
muhabbat hai
muhabbat hai
mujhe tumse muhabbat hai
muhabbat hai
muhabbat hai
khuda bhi gavaah hai
khuda bhi gavaah hai
muhabbat hai
muhabbat hai

muhabbat mein sukoon e dil
kabhi haasil nahin hota
wahaan rukti hai ye kashti
jahaan saahil nahin hota
wo saahil par nahin aate
jinhen toofaan ki hasrat hai
muhabbat hai
muhabbat hai
mujhe tumse muhabbat hai
muhabbat hai
muhabbat hai
khuda bhi gavaah hai
khuda bhi gavaah hai
muhabbat hai
muhabbat hai


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Blog Day : 3673 Post No. : 14557

“Maalti Madhav”(1951) was produced by BhaleRao-Shreenivas Joshi and directed by M Neelkanth for Prasann Pictures, Bombay. This mythological movie (based of Sansktit Poet Bhavbhuti’s creation of the same name) had Durga Khote, Anant Marathe, Baby Shakuntala, Balakram, Indu Pal, Pittu, Sushaant, Vasant Shinde, Indu Kulkarni, Ganpat Rao, Gauri, Kelkar, Subodhini, Takalkar, Kumud Lele, Bargeer, Suman, Raj Kishore, Sulochana etc in it.

The movie had nine songs in it. Two songs from the movie have been covered. Both of them were covered way back in 2011 !

Now, after seven years, here is the next song from “Maalti Madhav”(1951) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Lata. Pt Narendra Sharma is the lyricist. Music is composed by Sudhir Phadke.

Only the audio of the song is available. Most likely the song was picturised on Durga Khote who was the leading lady in the movie.


Song-Man saunp diya anjaane mein (Maalti Madhav)(1951) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Pt Narendra Sharma, MD-Sudhir Phadke

Lyrics

man saunp diya anjaane mein
man saunp diya anjaane mein
man saunp diya anjaane mein
anjaane mein
anjaane mein
anjaane mein
anjaane mein
man saunp diya anjane mein
man saup diya anjane mein

nainon ne darash ras kiya paan
kar diya palak ne hriday daan
nainon ne darash ras kiya paan
kar diya palak ne hriday daan
ik jhalak mein bandhe praanon se pran
ek jhalak me bandhe praanon se pran
kitna sukh hai bandh jaane mein
kitna sukh hai bandh jaane mein
man saunp diya anjaane mein
man saunp diya anjaane mein

aankhon ko kya ho gaya aaj
hain pathh mein atke bina kaaj
aankhon ko kya ho gaya aaj
hain pathh mein atke bina kaaj
pag pag par inko barje laaj
pag pag par inko barje laaj
ye aati nahin bahlaane mein
ye aati nahin bahlaane mein
man saunp diya anjaane mein
man saunp diya anjaane mein


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Blog Day : 3672 Post No. : 14554

I just realized that, in the last few years, most of my posts here have been linked to a specific occasion. A birth anniversary, a death anniversary, a blog milestone or something similar.

In the past, I would write a post just for the heck of it – but my writing has gone down considerably. Not just in quality, but in quantity too. And I think there’s a correlation here – it’s a vicious circle. As with many skills, practice makes perfect. Forget perfection, but practice at least helps keep a skill alive.

The less I write, the less I find myself able to string words into sentences – and sentences into paragraphs. Words used to flow in the past, now they’re like Indian batsmen, barring Kohli, batting in English conditions. 🙂

So I thought I should write a post “ainven”. No anniversary or occasion – just writing for the heck of it.

The trigger for this post is actually a recent post by Peevisie’s Mom. On the occasion of Kishore Kumar’s birth anniversary, she posted the song “janam janam mere sanam” from Faasle (1985). I hadn’t heard this song in a while – but I remember liking this song a lot at the time the film was released. It was a fairly popular song in its time.

That got me thinking.

I’ve generally been harsh on 1980s music. And I’ve never made a secret of it. 🙂 Taste is personal, and what I like, or don’t like, might be very different from another person’s taste So I hope I don’t offend anyone here with my thoughts.

But my own experience has been that by the early 80s, I began feeling a decline in quality. Not with every song of course, but increasingly I was coming across “new” songs that I didn’t like very much. I often give the examples of “angrezi mein kehte hain” and “shaayad meri shaadi ka khayaal” but there were many more. I use these as examples only because they were massively popular, as evidenced by their topping Binaca Geet Mala in those years.

Then there was the onslaught of the Himmatwala (1983) storm. To be honest, much later in life I listened to the songs again – and didn’t mind them all that much. But at that time (in the 80s), already suffering from the “angrezi mein” attack, I didn’t need this. It was like facing Marshall and Holding from two ends – there was no escape.

So for years, I just shut off from listening to “new” songs. Movies like Ek Jaan Hain Hum, Love 86 and many more came and went – they had popular songs too, but I wasn’t interested.

That was also, again in my opinion, a lean period for Hindi cinema itself. Amitabh Bachchan seemed to be on a decline, and there was a sort of vacuum of credibility around. Yes, there were films being made – with Mithun Chakraborty, Sanjay Dutt, Sunny Deol, Anil Kapoor, Jackie Shroff, newcomer Govinda and others – but I stayed away from them all.

And I totally stayed away from the Jeeetendra-Sridevi-Jayaprada storm that followed the Himmatwala storm. I call this the “ice cream khaogi” period – some will recognise this as a line from a popular song of the time. 🙂

So all in all, I generally stayed away from films. During that period (1985-1990), I must have watched less than 10 films. I can remember Saagar, Meri Jung, Mera Jawaab – all in 1985. After that, I remember just Pushpak (1987) for the next few years.

That was also the time that Hindi cinema was going through a video piracy crisis. Not that it made a difference to me, because I didn’t watch “new” films even on video then. I just didn’t want to watch them. Some friends tried to persuade me – there were “big” movies being released like Jaanbaaz and Karma. I wasn’t interested.

I think Mera Jawaab (1985) sealed it for me. I’d gone to Hyderabad to visit my sister. We decided to go for a film in a nearby theater. We had no clue about the film except that it was a Jackie Shroff-Meenakshi Seshadri film – which was fine for us.

Now, in those days, violence was very much the norm in a film. Shakti Kapoor, Gulshan Grover were the ruling villains. In this film, the heroine, Meenakshi Seshadri, gets brutally raped by three men and killed halfway through the film. The rest of the film is a revenge story of how Jackie avenges her rape/murder.

My sister got a headache watching the film, I too didn’t enjoy it at all, and was glad when it was over.

That film only further reinforced my feeling that the movies and music of that period weren’t my cup of tea. Maybe it was my fault – maybe I was just out of tune with the times. Maybe audience tastes had changed, and I was stuck in an earlier era.

It wasn’t just the movies, it was the music too.

The golden period of music is generally considered to be upto the end of the 60s. Though I’m a 70s person, I will be the first to admit that the 70s were already a few notches lower than the 60s. And the 80s probably just continued the decline further.

Again, we should not get carried away by extremes. Some will point to a dozen superb songs of the 70s (probably Gulzar-RD Burman) to make a point that 70s too had great music. That’s not my point. One has to look at TOTAL output to see what proportion of songs you would consider as “great”. Again, I agree this is subjective – so I will go with popular opinion.

Popular opinion would suggest that the 1950s had a high proportion of songs that could be considered “great” or classic. There were films like Baiju Bawra, Awara, CID, Chori Chori, Madhumati, Naya Daur, Anari and many more that had multiple songs that fit this bill.
The 1960s too continued this trend. Films changed with the advent of colour, they became more “entertainment” and music began reflecting this too. But even so, its quality remained very high. Many of the composers were still the same, even if they adapted their style to new demands.

By the 1970s, many of the old composers had disappeared from the scene. And audience tastes changed yet again – it became even more loud, in my opinion. One could see this in the dress sense too – bright, loud colours, floral prints. I remember having pink, striped, bellbottoms at the time. 🙂

It is my personal opinion (I must emphasise this!) that music too became more loud than melodious. The reason we keep referring to the Gulzar-RD Burman songs is that they were largely the EXCEPTION for that period. They gave us relief from the loud music. The same reason why the Yesudas-Hemlata songs became so popular in that time. They were melodious, compared to a lot that was on offer.

Just to clarify, I am not saying 70s songs were not catchy. They were extremely catchy. But there’s a difference between being catchy, and being soft and melodious.

By the late 70s, the disco fever had fully caught on in India. It had started earlier in the decade already in the West – it was only a matter of time for it to catch on in India too.

For a good part of the 80s, disco music was popular. Bappi Lahiri, known as King of Disco Music, thrived.

I was fond of disco songs too – I fondly remember listening to “Disco Station Disco” from Hathkadi (1982) many times. 🙂

As the decade progressed, and I progressively lost interest in “new” movies and songs, I lost track of what was going on.

I’d get to listen to the odd song – maybe playing on radio, or during a festival. In those days, during festivals, the latest, most popular songs, would play loudly in the entire neighbourhood.

And this is how I listened to “janam janam mere sanam” from Faasle (1985). In those days I was in Mumbai (then Bombay) and this song used to play on radio quite often.

When I heard it now, after SO many years, it brought back memories of those years – the 80s.

Since then, though I avoided “new” movies then, I’ve seen many 80s films. In my “blanket ban”, I had missed out on films like Arth, Ardh Satya, Masoom, Ijaazat, Mr India, Agar Tum Na Hote – all of which I saw later. And Karma too. I’ve even seen Himmatwala, Tohfa, Mawaali and some others of the “ice cream khaogi” genre. And a few Amitabh Bachchan films too of that period – Aakhree Raasta and Ganga Jamuna Saraswati, and some more.

I liked some, I didn’t like some – but then, three decades later, it is easier to look back and have a different perspective on the time. And yes, one does mellow a bit too with age. 🙂

I realize that even if the overall standard had declined, there were a fair number of pleasant songs in the 80s too. I’ve written here earlier about “O yaara tu pyaaron se” from Kaash (1987). This was a film I saw much later – and I really liked this song.

In recent years, I’ve been coming across 1980s songs that I’d never heard before – beautiful songs like the Gulzar-RD song “roz roz aankhon tale” from Jeeva (1986) which someone introduced to me a few years ago. I am sure there are many more too.

Which brings me to my song for today.

When Peevisie’s Mom posted a song from Faasle (1985), I first confused it with Jawaani (1984).

Faasle has two young newcomers, Rohan Kapoor and Farha. Jawaani also had two young newcomers on the scene – Karan Shah and Neelam. That was the period of love stories with young pairs – probably following the huge success of Betaab (1983) and Hero (1983).

Jawaani is a film I happened to watch a few years ago. I don’t know how I ended up watching this film – I’d never even heard of it before. Nor had I heard of Karan Shah, the hero. But as I watched it, I found that I quite liked it. I don’t remember the story now – I think it was typical (rich girl, poor boy, girl’s father doesn’t approve of girl’s choice). But inspite of this, it held my attention. Or rather, I should say, since I watch such movies with zero expectations, it far exceeded my expectations. 🙂

But the highlight for me was the songs.

Usually in a film, I get pleasantly surprised if I come across a song that I immediately recognise as “arrey, ye gaana IS film mein hai?”. Now imagine that happening to 6 songs in a film! I realized, as I watched Jawaani, that I knew the following songs in the film but had no clue they were from this, or from the same, film.

Bheega bheega pyaara pyaara
Halla gulla mazaa hai jawaani
Gali gali dhoondha tujhe
Maana abhi ho kamsin
Saajna main sada tere saath hoon
Tu rootha to main ro doongi sanam

Much later, I got to know that this track was composed by RD Burman. At that time, he was not having too much success – but this film was among his successes.

When I got reminded of this film, I checked to see which songs had got posted here. To my surprise, not a single song has been posted yet. So, with this song, this film makes its debut on this blog.

I quite like Lata’s rendition here. Her voice is not just excellent, she also gives the necessary emphasis at different points to make the song more interesting and musical. You’d expect nothing less from her after all her years of experience. 🙂

This also happens to be the only film I have seen of Neelam. She was popular in her own way – but this was exactly the period that I stayed away from films. 🙂 I quite liked her in this film.

Hope you like the song. You’ve probably heard it before if you listened to radio in the mid-80s. It was quite popular.

P.S: While writing this post, I didn’t realize that the 7th of August is the death anniversary of Gulshan Bawra. A lyricist I will always associate with the songs of Upkaar and Zanjeer because that was when I first heard of him in my childhood. He has also acted in a few films. I remember the song “deewaane hain deewaanon ko” of Zanjeer picturised on him.

Today’s song, coincidentally, happens to be written by him and I would like it to be considered a tribute to him.

So this post which started as being an “ainven” post ends up being another anniversary post.


Song-Saajna main sada tere saath hoon (Jawaani)(1984) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Gulshan Bawra, MD-R D Burman
Chorus

Lyrics

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

saajna
main sadaa tere saath hoon
ye jahaan ho ya wo jahaan
saajna
main sadaa tere saath hoon
ye jahaan ho ya wo jahaan
saajna

ru ru ru
ru ru ru ru
aa aa aa
aa aa aa

aaja chalein wahaan
pehre na ho jahaan
na ho dushman koi
aaja chalein wahaan
pehre na hon jahaan
na ho dushman koi
aise jahaan mein hi
jaa ke basaayenge
chhota sa ik aashiyaaan
saajna
main sadaa tere saath hoon
ye jahaan ho ya wo jahaan
saajna

meri nigaahon mein
tu hi rahe sadaa
maine bas ye chaaha
meri nigaahon mein
tu hi rahe sadaa
maine bas ye chaaha
teri lagan mujhe
meri lagan tujhe
ye lagan yoon rahe jawaan
saajna
main sadaa tere saath hoon
ye jahaan ho ya wo jahaan
saajna

ru ru ru
ru ru ru
ru ru ru

tere bina meri
mere bina teri
zindagi hai adhoori
tere bina meri
mere bina teri
zindagi hai adhoori
baahen hon baahon mein
pyaar ki raahon mein
chalta chale ye kaarwaan
saajna
main sadaa tere saath hoon
ye jahaan ho ya wo jahaan
saajna
main sadaa tere saath hoon
ye jahaan ho ya wo jahaan
saajna


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Blog Day : 3670 Post No. : 14548

“Ban Phool”(1945) was directed by Dhiren Lahiri for P R productions, Calcutta. The movie had Kanan Devi, Krishnkant, Debi Mukherji, Ahin Chaudhary, Roy Mohan, Shyam Laha, Dev Bala, Bijli, Hiralal etc in it.

This movie had nine songs in it. Three songs have een covered in the past.

Here is the fourth song from “Ban Phool”(1945) to appear in the blog.

This song is sung by Kanan Devi. Pt Madhur is the lyricist. Music is composed by Dhiren Mittar.

I have not been able to note down the lyrics to my entire satisfaction. I request our readers with keener ears to blanks/ help fill in the corrections wherever applicable.

With this song, 200 HFM songs from movies released in 1945 have been covered in the blog.


Song-Kali tu hi bata de hawa tu hi bata de(Ban Phool)(1945) Singer-Kanan Devi, Lyrics-Pt Madhur, MD-Dhiren Mittar

Lyrics

kali tu hi bata de
hawa tu hi bata de
chaman mein kaun aaya
kaun gaya aa aa
kali tu hi bata de
hawa tu hi bata de
kaise pyaar ho gaya
kaisi bahaar de gaya aa
kaise pyaar ho gaya
kaise pyaar ho gaya
kaisi bahaar de gaya aa
kali tu hi bata de
hawa tu hi bata de

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

hai pal mein badal gayi duniya
hain badal gayi pichhli kaliyan
aur naach uthhi jeewan ghadiyaan
ab chamak rahi mann phuljhadiyaan

mann phool raha
mann phool raha
mann pyaasa raha
mann doob gaya
mann phool raha
mann phool raha
mann pyaasa raha
mann doob gaya

paayal ki ab sun kar dum
tan man naache chham chham chham
duniya kehti tham tham tham
iqraar kiya to laaj hansi
inkaar kiya to pyaar hansa
iqraar kiya to laaj hansi
inkaar kiya to pyaar hansa


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

Blog Day : 3669 Post No. : 14545

Hullo Atuldom

4th august 2018 marks the 89th birth anniversary of our beloved Kishore Kumar. 89- oh my god! How I wish Kishoreda had been around. The programme content of all TV or Radio channels would have gone overboard playing wonderful Kishore Kumar songs. And not only ones till 1988/89 (when the songs of “Mamta Ki Chaon Mein” were released) but we -his fans- would have had a lot more songs in Kishoreda’s voice.

But of course, with the available songs itself I am in a dilemma. We have around 2709 Hindi songs – both released and unreleased and short songs to choose from of which the blog has 1101 songs leaving us with very many songs.

The redoubtable Wikipedia has a few tables and going through them I am astonished. One table gives the number of songs that Kishoreda has sung with other singers and it is no surprise (to me) that Asha Bhonsle tops the list with 673 songs (I don’t think the number is of duets only, it could include multi-singer songs also) and among male co-singers Mohammad Rafi has sung 72 songs with Kishore da. I would love to know how many Kishore Kumar – Mohammad Rafi songs we have on the blog and how many of these are duets. Also, on going through the tables that I mentioned, I found that he has sung 73 songs composed by himself and worked with 110 music directors including himself. All these figures need not be accurate but give us a fair idea of what is left for us to look through to celebrate the birth anniversary.

But coming back to my dilemma- I have put a few pre-conditions regarding the song I choose to go with this post. First condition was it should not feature Dev Anand, Rajesh Khanna or Amitabh Bachchan, I don’t know how many potential songs got left out due to this condition. Next, I felt it should be song that takes the movie one more step towards yyiippeeeeing- a not-so-difficult condition to meet. Then my final condition was to try and find a song which was on a character artist or supporting actor or some actor who is least expected to Lip Sync to Kishore Kumar.

And I found just the song I was looking for !

We all know that Kishore Kumar has sung songs for all moods and emotions. His voice when he sings romantic or sentimental songs is outstanding. I am not going to give a sample-list of his romantic/ sentimental songs, I am just going to the song which I have in my mind.

This is from the 1985 Yash Chopra produced and directed “Faasle”. It had about 10 songs 2 of which have been posted. It had Rohan Kapoor- Mahendra Kapoor’s son- making his debut along with Farha- Shabana Azmi’s niece. It also starred Sunil Dutt, Rekha, Farooq Shaikh, Deepti Naval and Raj Kiran. I have seen the movie at the time of its theatrical run and remember that most of the songs were romantic and shot among mountains, lakes or gardens with smoky or cloudy background the kind of weather that hill-stations are famous for. Sunil Dutt played father to his motherless daughter Farha; having lost his wife when the daughter was born. He doesn’t remarry but is in love with Rekha. Problems erupt when the daughter grows up and Rohan Kapoor walks into her life. Shahryar was the lyricist for the movie and Shiv-Hari the music directors. The movie and its songs were the perfect launch for any youngster of that period. It showed that the lead pair could ride horses, show full range of emotions etc.

Thus, I have a song which has fulfilled the three conditions I laid out and the best part is Mahendra Kapoor’s son lip-syncing to Kishore Kumar.

Wish Kishoreda was there to see how this set of Hindi film music crazy set is celebrating his birth anniversary.


Song-Janam Janam mere sanam (Faasle)(1985) Singers-Lata, Kishore Kumar, Lyrics-Shahariar,MD-Shiv Hari
Both

Lyrics

janam janam mere sanam
badan mera bandha rahe
teri saanson ki dor se
janam janam mere sanam
badan mera bandha rahe
teri saanson ki dor se
janam janam mere sanam

thehere kabhi hum na thehere
manzil se pehle kahin ho o o
aao ki hum khul ke barsen
pyaasi hai dil ki zameen ee ee

in labon se aur aage hamko jaana nahin
janam janam mere sanam
badan mera bandha rahe
teri saanson ki dor se
janam janam mere sanam

bichhden kabhi hum na bichhden
saath rahe har kadam
ho o o
badle jahaan hum na badlen
pyaar kabhi ho na kam m m

iss janam mein iss kasam ko
bhool paayen na hum
janam janam mere sanam
badan mera bandha rahe
teri saanson ki dor se

janam janam
janam janam
mere sanam
mere sanam

aaa ohoho
la la la la
laalaalaa aaa aaa
aaa ohoho
la la la la
laalaalaa aaa aaa


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Blog Day : 3667 Post No. : 14540

“Ban Phool”(1945) was directed by Dhiren Lahiri for P R productions, Calcutta. The movie had Kanan Devi, Krishnkant, Debi Mukherji, Ahin Chaudhary, Roy Mohan, Shyam Laha, Dev Bala, Bijli, Hiralal etc in it.

This movie had nine songs in it. Two of these songs have een covered in the past.

Here is the third song from “Ban Phool”(1945) to appear in the blog.

HFGK mentions this song as sung by Kanan Devi and chorus. But listening to this song, it becomes clear that the song is a duet sung by a male voice and Kanan Devi, with the male voice in fact singing bulk of the song. Uploader of the song mentions this sopng as sung by Dhirendra Chandra Mittar and Kanan Devi, where the male voice is the same as the music director. I have gone with that name for the male voice. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this song as well as on the identity of the male voice.

Pt Madhur is the lyricist. Music is composed by Dhiren Mittar himself.

I have not been able to note down the lyrics to my entire satisfaction and there are words that I feel need correction. I request our readers with keener ears to suggest corrections in the lyrics wherever applicable.


Song-Ye dil hai tumhen pukaare (Banphool)(1945) Singers-Dhirendra Chandra Mittar, Kanan Devi, Lyrics-Pt Madhur, MD-Dhirendra Chandra Mittar
Both

Lyrics

Ye dil hai tumhen aen aen aen aen pukaare
Ye dil hai tumhen pukaare
Ye dil hai tumhen pukaare
jis din tumse milna hoga
haan chamkenge andhiyaare
chamkenge andhiyaare
chamkenge andhiyaare
chamkenge andhiyaare

aandhi aur toofaan mein
shaayad ham tum honge saath
phoolon ki sundar duniya mein
ham tum karenge baat
phoolon ki sundar duniya mein
ham tum karenge baat
ham tum karenge baat

tumko roz bulaane jaate
tumko roz
tumko roz bulaane jaate ae ae
aashaaon ke taare
aashaaon ke taare
aashaaon ke taare
aashaaon ke taare
Ye dil hai tumhen pukaare
Ye dil hai tumhen pukaare

yahaan nahin to
wahaan milenge
milna hamen zaroor
milna hamen zaroor
nahar kinaare khojoon main ke
paar ho ya door
nahar kinaare khojoon main ke
paas ho ya door
paas ho ya door
jeet hamaari aakhir hogi
jeet hamaari aakhir hogi
chaahe duniya haare
chaahe duniya haare

Ye dil hai tumhen pukaare
Ye dil hai tumhen pukaare


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