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

Blog Day : 3693 Post No. : 14607

Songs to Tickle Your Memory – 36
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Seriously, for some reason, I have always carried this impression that this song is already posted on our blog. And not just that, also that it has been posted long back. The song itself has not been seen online for a long time. And dear friend, Shri Arvinder ji, has been requesting me for months now to upload it. And I have been postponing it, for reasons of other preoccupations. His requests have recently been turning more sinister. So I was just by the way checking status of films of 1960s. And found that this song is not on the blog.

So now that I could also do post on the blog, then it became imperative that the song be uploaded. And seriously, I had to revive this series, which I had kind of set aside since September of 2016, after having posted 35 episodes. But this song, realizing that it is still to be posted, definitely merits consideration for this series. It certainly is a song that will tickle your memory. A song that was quite popular and often heard on the radio in those days, is now being reprised after a long gap. I am sure you are going to love it.

The words by Bharat Vyas are simple and yet exquisite. They capture the emotions of a heart that seems to be falling in love for the first time. A tussle is one between the a newly blossomed flower of champa, and the marauding bhanwara. The fresh champakali is trying to hide herself from the prying eyes of the bhanwra. She is afraid that he may not steal her heart away, and come to reside in it. And the bhanwra is floating around her, humming away, and telling her that this wonderful weather of fresh rains will pass soon. Yes, it is time to fall in love.

Surely it is. The melody is vintage Chitragupt, twining the verses of Bharat Vyas in such an enchanting manner that the heart simply gets carried away with this expression and description of budding love between the champakali and the bhanwra, a phenomena that is so intrinsic to the nature. Beautiful words, enchanting music and very playful and joyous rendering by Asha Bhosle. A very special song, indeed.

The film is ‘Mahabharat’ from 1965. The film is produced under the banner of AG Films, Bombay and is directed by Babubhai Mistry. The star cast is impressive and includes Pradeep Kumar, Padmini, Dara Singh, Abhi Bhattacharya, Jeevan, Ambika, Manhar Desai, Tiwari, Anoop Kumar, Maruti, and Achla Sachdev amongst others. Song list in Geet Kosh contains 9 songs, all created by Bharat Vyas and Chitragupt.

This is the second song of this film to come on board here. Listen, and get that ticklish feeling of meeting a very dear friend after a very long gap. Enjoy.

 

Song – Champakali Chhup Chhup Jaaye Re (Mahabharat) (1965) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Bharat Vyas, MD – Chitragupt
Chorus

Lyrics

aha haa haa haa haa haa haa ha..aa..aa..aa

champakali chhup chhup jaaye re
bhanwra lalchaaye re
jhaanke chori chori laaj nahin aaye re
jhaanke chori chori laaj nahin aaye re
champakali chhup chhup jaaye re
bhanwra lalchaaye re
jhaanke chori chori laaj nahin aaye re
jhaanke chori chori laaj nahin aaye re
champakali chhup chhup jaaye re

aaaa aaaaaaa aa
aaaa aaaa aaaa aaaaaaaa aa
aaaa aaa aa
aaaa aaa aa aaaaaa

chhui mui nanhi kali badi ghabraaye
koi anjaana mora jiya na le jaaye
chhui mui nanhi kali badi ghabraaye
koi anjaana mora jiya na le jaaye
boley nahin
palken khole nahin
koi kajraare nainan mein bas na jaaye re
champakali chhup chhup jaaye re
bhanwra lalchaaye re
jhaanke chori chori laaj nahin aaye re
jhaanke chori chori laaj nahin aaye re
champakali chhup chhup jaaye re

dheemi dheemi hawa chale ghata lehraaye
gun gun bhonwra bole mausam beeta jaaye
dheemi dheemi hawa chale ghata lehraaye
gun gun bhonwra bole mausam beeta jaaye
dhadhke jiya
bairi ye chhalia
mere kaanon mein preet bhara geet gaaye re
champakali chhup chhup jaaye re
bhanwra lalchaaye re
jhaanke chori chori laaj nahin aaye re
jhaanke chori chori laaj nahin aaye re
champakali chhup chhup jaaye re

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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आहा हा हा हा हा हा हा हा॰॰आ॰॰आ॰॰आ

चम्पाकली छुप छुप जाये रे
भँवरा ललचाये रे
झाँके चोरी चोरी लाज नहीं आए रे
झाँके चोरी चोरी लाज नहीं आए रे
चम्पाकली छुप छुप जाये रे
भँवरा ललचाये रे
झाँके चोरी चोरी लाज नहीं आए रे
झाँके चोरी चोरी लाज नहीं आए रे
चम्पाकली छुप छुप जाये रे

आsss आsssssss आs
आsss आsss आsss आsssssss आs
आsss आss आs
आsss आss आs आssssss

छुई मुई नन्ही काली बड़ी घबराए
कोई अंजाना मोरा जिया ना ले जाये
छुई मुई नन्ही काली बड़ी घबराए
कोई अंजाना मोरा जिया ना ले जाये
बोले नहीं
पलकें खोले नहीं
कोई कजरारे नैनन में बस ना जाये रे
चम्पाकली छुप छुप जाये रे
भँवरा ललचाये रे
झाँके चोरी चोरी लाज नहीं आए रे
झाँके चोरी चोरी लाज नहीं आए रे
चम्पाकली छुप छुप जाये रे

धीमी धीमी हवा चले घटा लहराए
गुन गुन भौंरा बोले मौसम बीता जाये
धीमी धीमी हवा चले घटा लहराए
गुन गुन भौंरा बोले मौसम बीता जाये
धड़के जिया
बैरी ये छलिया
मेरे कानों में प्रीत भरा गीत गाये रे
चम्पाकली छुप छुप जाये रे
भँवरा ललचाये रे
झाँके चोरी चोरी लाज नहीं आए रे
झाँके चोरी चोरी लाज नहीं आए रे
चम्पाकली छुप छुप जाये रे

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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


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 : 3673 Post No. : 14559

ASAD 10th Anniversary Celebrations – 19
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मिले ना फूल
तो काँटों से दोस्ती कर ली॰ ॰ ॰

दस बरस पहले, एक सफर शुरू हुआ – एक सफर जिसका कुछ भी नियत नहीं था, कुछ निश्चित प्रयोजन नहीं था, कुछ आशा भी नहीं थी के ये सिलसिला जाने कब तक चले। बस सिर्फ एक धुन, और एक नग़मा – ले चला जिधर ये दिल निकल पड़े।

और साथ ये भी कह दिया कि मंज़िल कहाँ कहाँ रुकना है ऊपर वाला जाने॰ ॰ ॰

कुछ मालूम नहीं था ये सफर क्या शक्ल हासिल करेगा। क्या कोई हमसफर मिलेगा? मालूम नहीं, ये सोचा भी था के नहीं। लेकिन फिर भी क्या॰॰॰ एक ज़िंदगी का तार पकड़ कर चल दिये। और सोचा यूं कि चलते चलो चलता हुआ साहिल है ज़िंदगी। ये तो अच्छा किया कि दूर की सोची नहीं। अब तीन साल में क्या हो या पाँच सात साल में क्या होगा ऐसी हर फिक्र को धुएँ में उड़ाते हुये, बस एक दिन और एक गीत – इस क्रम पे चलना शुरू किया।

कहते हैं, जब कर्म और विचार में खोट नहीं, तो प्रकृति, दिशाएँ, तत्व, देव – सब कुछ ही साथ हो संबल देते है।  दस साल पहले जो सफर अकेले ही शुरू हुआ था, आज इन दस साल के बाद अब इसकी गिनती करोड़ों में होती है।  क्रम नहीं बदला, नीयत नहीं बदली – जो बदला वो बस यही के लोग साथ आते गये और कारवां बढ़ता गया।

दस साल बाद भी, आज कोई पूछे तो जवाब नहीं बदला – ये हँसता हुआ कारवां ज़िंदगी का न पूछो चला है किधर॰॰॰।

कितने पड़ाव आए और गुज़र गये, कितने ही मील पत्थर रास्ते में मिले और नज़रों से ओझल हुये।  इस सफर में हम कहाँ कहाँ से गुज़र गये – देस भी घूमा, दुनिया भी घूमी; सागर, नदियां, पर्वत, वादियाँ, जंगल और सैहरा, रास्ते और गलियाँ, पनघट और खलिहान, बाज़ार भी, मेले भी और अकेले भी – सब कोने छू लिए। कभी रेल में, तो कभी मोटर कार में, कभी घोड़े कि टापों के संग, तो कभी रिक्शे में। कभी बैल कि गाड़ी में घूमे, तो कभी तांगे के हिचकोले खाये। कशतियों में कभी झीलों का झरोखा, और कभी जहाज़ में समुद्र का दीदार किया। साइकल की सैर भी की, और कभी प्लेन से सारी धरती को देखा। और तो और, क्रेन, ट्रक और ट्रैक्टर को भी नहीं छोड़ा।

कभी हरी दर्शन को तड़पते मन देखे, कभी मदीने की दुआएं मांगी।  कभी बंजारों के गीत सुने, और तो फिर कभी सूफी के कलाम। बुद्ध कि शरण में गये तो कभी येशु के दर पे सर झुकाया। कभी सृष्टि के चित्रकार को ढूँढा, और कभी कर्म गति की शिक्षा सुनी। कभी शुक्राने फरमाए उस खुदा की बंदगी में, तो कभी ज़िंदगी से ऊब कर उसे खूब खरी खोटी भी सुनाई।

कभी किसी नाज़नीं से लहंगे कि फरमाइश सुनी, और कभी प्रेमी कि ज़ुबान से चाँद कि उपमाएँ। कभी बरसात ने दिल लुभाया, तो कभी बात बात में मैंने दिल तुझको दिया। कभी गर्मी की धूप से बचने की सलाह देखी, तो कभी बर्फ की सर्दी को दिल की आंच से कम होते देखा।

गोद में बच्चों को सुलाते हुये माँ कि लोरियाँ सुनी, तो कभी बच्चों से माँ के आँचल कि पुकार। नग़में सुने दोस्ती के और ग़ज़लें सुनी इश्क़ की।  मोहब्बत के जलवों से रोशन जन्नत के नज़ारे किए, तो कभी टूटे दिल के नालों ने हमें भी रुलाया।

कभी दिल मचला और झूम के गा उठा – किसान अपनी फसल देख के, फौजी छुट्टी पर घर जाते हुये, इक जवान दिल इश्क़ का इक़रार पा कर, और तो कभी बस इस कायनात की खूबसूरती पर।

कभी दिल रोया और रो कर गाया – भीख मांगते हुये बच्चे, कोई बिछड़ कर जाने लगा, कभी मोहब्बत के धोखे उठाए, और तो कभी किस्मत के थपेड़ों की शिकायत में।

कभी एक चोर की कहानी सुनी, कभी बिक्री वालों से उनकी उम्दा दलीलें सुनी, कभी मेहनतकशों की प्रेरणा भा गई, और तो कभी सड़क पे तमाशों के नज़ारे किए।

हुस्न की जल्वानुमाई देखि, तो कभी हुस्न के एहसान; कभी हुस्न की संगदिली ज़ाहिर हुई, तो कभी सिर्फ शिकवों का ज़िक्र हुआ। फ़लक पे सूरज चाँद और तारों की कहानी सुनी, तो कभी शराब की मस्ती शराबी की जुबानी सुनी।

फूलों से किसी कमसिन के चेहरे को मुक़ाबिल देखा, तो कभी किसी अल्हड़ की लापरवाह चाल से झरनों की उपमा हुई।

कसमें वादे होते देखे साँसों की हद तक, और कभी टूटे वादों के साथ दिल के टुकड़े बिखरते देखे।

कोई जश्न का मौका छूटा नहीं, कोई नाम अछूता रहा नहीं।

कभी धरती और देश के झंडे से बुलंद हुये, तो कभी इंसानी ज़ुल्म से हताश।

कभी शहीदों की कहानियाँ पलटीं, तो कभी भली आत्माओं का दर्शन किया।

सुख की घड़ियाँ, दुख के बादल; हंसी के लम्हे, आँसू की ढलकन; मिलने की खुशी, ना मिलने का ग़म; प्यार का झगड़ा, बेवफाई के ज़ख्म; बारात का बाजा, दिल का राजा; मंदिर का दीपक, खुदा से दुआएं; रिश्तों की संवेदना, और साथ ही वेदना; प्यार का फलसफा, और ज़िंदगी की तालीम।

कभी वो गीत में, कभी नज़्म में, कभी ग़ज़ल में, तो कभी भजन में, कभी ट्विस्ट में तो कभी डिस्को में; कभी क़व्वाली में, तो कभी सहगान में; कभी कविता जैसी लगी, तो कभी कथा जैसी; कभी तुम्हारी छवि दिखी, कभी उसकी; और तो ज़्यादा कहानी अपनी सी लगी।

दस साल। दस साल और पन्द्रह हज़ार उमंगें। रोज़ की नई नवेली। कभी लगता भी है कि पहले सुना था, लेकिन फिर भी लगता है नया सा। कितने सारे भावों की बरसात हुई है, क्या बेशुमार दौलत मिली है – दस साल में। नायाब खजाना है। और सोचो तो, शुरू कहाँ से किया था – “॰॰॰काँटों से दोस्ती कर ली॰॰॰”। मुनासिब ही तो है, ये दौलत काँटों से गुज़र के ही पाते हैं। और तमन्नाएं॰॰॰ उनका तो कहना ही क्या। कुछ मिल जाये, इसकी तो फिक्र कभी थी ही नहीं। बस एक ही बात, एक ही लगन॰॰॰ दिल चाहता है॰॰॰  साथ चलते रहें हम न बीते कभी ये सफर॰॰॰

जी हाँ, दिल चाहता है। जब एक गाना ढूंढ रहा था इस जश्न के लिए, तो मन बहुत घूमने के बाद इस बात पे ठहरा कि एक सफरनामा होना चाहिए, एक गाना जिस में बस सफर हो, कोई मंज़िल न हो। जिसमें बस हमख्यालों का दख़ल हो। जो सब मेरे हमकदम हों, मेरे हमनशीं, मेरे हमज़ुबाँ हों। अपनी यादों और आदतों से वहीं ढूँढता रहा साठ और सत्तर से पहले। इत्तेफाक़ देखिये, मिला तो बखूबी वही जो दिल चाहता है। हाँ ‘दिल चाहता है’ – फिल्म भी वही और नग़मा भी वही। 2001 में जारी हुई ये फिल्म मेंने उन्हीं दिनों में अपने सफरगुज़ारी के दौरान देखी। न जाने क्यों, इस फिल्म से मोहब्बत हो गई। और खास कर के इस गाने से। हल्की सी मस्ती की लहर में हल्का सा ढुलकता सा गाना, सुस्ताता हुआ, आलसी सा गाना, धीरे धीरे बहता जैसे बहार में सुबह कि मीठी सी सबा॰॰॰ लापरवाही में एक प्रतिबिम्बित चिंतन॰॰॰ गाना तो ऐसे मन को भाया के बस।

दिल चाहता है
कभी ना बीतें॰॰॰   चमकीले दिन
दिल चाहता है
हम ना रहें कभी॰॰॰ यारों के बिन

होता है ना कभी कभी ऐसे ही। कुछ ऐसा कहा जाता है दो लफ्जों में, के और कुछ कहने की कसर बाकी रहती नहीं। जो बात मन की है, वो बस इतनी ही मुकम्मल है, जो ऊपर लिखे मिसरों में ब्याँ हो गई – तमन्ना है ये साथ चलते रहें हम न बीते कभी ये सफर॰॰॰

और कुछ कहना वाजिब नहीं।

इस फिल्म के ज़्यादातर किरदारों को पहली बार देखा था। बहुत सालों बाद एक हिन्दी फिल्म देखी थी शायद। मन को जम गई। 🙂

गीत जावेद अख्तर का लिखा है, संगीत बद्ध किया शंकर-एहसान-लोय कि तिकड़ी ने। गाने वाली आवाज़ शंकर महादेवन की है। स्क्रीन पर ये गाना बैक्ग्राउण्ड में फिल्माया गया। और क्या असरदार फिल्माया गया। गीत ही गीत सुनता है, बाकी सब खामोशी है। एक तुष्टि की, एक पूर्णता की खामोशी है। एक खुशी भरी सुस्ती की खामोशी है॰॰॰ जो दिल चाहता है वो मुझे मिला है॰॰॰ ऐसी खामोशी है

कभी ना बीतें॰॰॰   चमकीले दिन
हम ना रहें कभी॰॰॰ यारों के बिन

दस बरस, फिर एक और दस बरस, फिर एक और दस बरस॰॰॰ सिलसिलेवार

कभी ना बीतें॰॰॰   चमकीले दिन
हम ना रहें कभी॰॰॰ यारों के बिन

[Author’s Note: Apologies due on many counts, including the sudden and surprising change in the presentation language above. The writing started and then I just couldn’t stop the flow. And so I let it flow. In case there are requests, I can add the English translation also. Regarding the gap in celebration sequence, that story is coming up tomorrow. 🙂 ]

Song – Dil Chaahta Hai (Dil Chaahta Hai) (2001) Singer – Shankar Mahadevan, Lyrics – Javed Akhtar, MD – Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy
Chorus

Lyrics

dil chaahta hai

dil chaahta hai

dil chaahta hai
kabhi na beeten
chamkeele din
dil chaahta hai
hum na rahen kabhi yaaron ke bin
din din bhar hon
pyaari baaten
jhoomen shaamen
gaayen raaten
masti mein rahe dooba dooba hamesha samaa
hum ko raahon mein yun hi milti rahen khushiyaan
dil chaahta hai
kabhi na beeten
chamkeele din
dil chaahta hai
hum na rahen kabhi yaaron ke bin

jagmagaate hain
jhilmilaate hain apne raaste
ye khushi rahe
roshni rahe
apne waaste
jagmagaate hain
jhilmilaate hain apne raaste
ye khushi rahe
roshni rahe
apne waaste

oo oo ooo
ooo ooo oo ooo ooo ooo
oo oo ooo
ooo ooo oo ooo ooo ooo

jahaan rukey hum
jahaan bhi jaayen
jo hum chaahen
wo hum paayen
masti mein rahe dooba dooba hamesha samaa
hum ko raahon mein yun hi milti rahen khushiyaan

dil chaahta hai

dil chaahta hai

dil chaahta hai

dil chaahta hai

dil chaahta hai

kaisa ajab ye safar hai
socho to har-ek hi bekhabar hai
us ko jaana kidhar hai
jo waqt aaye
jaane
kya dikhaaye

oo oo ooo
ooo ooo oo ooo ooo ooo
oo oo ooo
ooo ooo oo ooo ooo ooo
oo oo ooo
ooo ooo oo ooo ooo ooo
oo oo ooo
ooo ooo oo ooo ooo ooo

dil chaahta hai
kabhi na beeten
chamkeele din
haan haan
dil chaahta hai
hum na rahen kabhi yaaron ke bin
din din bhar hon pyaari baaten
jhoomen shaamen
gaayen raaten
masti mein rahe dooba dooba hamesha samaa
hum ko raahon mein yun hi milti rahen khushiyaan
jagmagaate hain
jhilmilaate hain apne raaste
ye khushi rahe
roshni rahe
apne waaste
jagmagaate hain
jhilmilaate hain apne raaste
ye khushi rahe
roshni rahe
apne waaste

oo oo ooo
ooo ooo oo ooo ooo ooo
(dil chaahta hai)
oo oo ooo
ooo ooo oo ooo ooo ooo
(dil chaahta hai)
oo oo ooo
ooo ooo oo ooo ooo ooo
(dil chaahta hai)
oo oo ooo
ooo ooo oo ooo ooo ooo

dil chaahta hai

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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दिल चाहता है

दिल चाहता है

दिल चाहता है
कभी ना बीतें
चमकीले दिन
दिल चाहता है
हम ना रहें कभी यारों के बिन
दिन दिन भर हों
प्यारी बातें
झूमें शामें
गायें रातें
मस्ती में रहे डूबा डूबा हमेशा समां
हम को राहों में यूं ही मिलती रहें खुशियाँ
दिल चाहता है
कभी ना बीतें
चमकीले दिन
दिल चाहता है
हम ना रहें कभी यारों के बिन

जगमगाते हैं
झिलमिलाते हैं अपने रास्ते
ये खुशी रहे
रोशनी रहे
अपने वास्ते
जगमगाते हैं
झिलमिलाते हैं अपने रास्ते
ये खुशी रहे
रोशनी रहे
अपने वास्ते

ओ ओ ओss
ओss ओss ओ ओss ओss ओss
ओ ओ ओss
ओss ओss ओ ओss ओss ओss

दिल चाहता है

दिल चाहता है

दिल चाहता है
जहाँ रुकें हम
जहाँ भी जाएँ
जो हम चाहें
वो हम पाएँ
मस्ती में रहे डूबा डूबा हमेशा समां
हम को राहों में यूं ही मिलती रहें खुशियाँ

दिल चाहता है

दिल चाहता है

दिल चाहता है

दिल चाहता है

दिल चाहता है

कैसा अजब ये सफर है
सोचो तो हर एक ही बेखबर है
उस को जाना किधर है
जो वक़्त आए
जाने
क्या दिखाये

ओ ओ ओss
ओss ओss ओ ओss ओss ओss
ओ ओ ओss
ओss ओss ओ ओss ओss ओss
ओ ओ ओss
ओss ओss ओ ओss ओss ओss
ओ ओ ओss
ओss ओss ओ ओss ओss ओss

दिल चाहता है
कभी ना बीतें
चमकीले दिन
हाँ हाँ
दिल चाहता है
हम ना रहें कभी यारों के बिन
दिन दिन भर हों
प्यारी बातें
झूमें शामें
गायें रातें
मस्ती में रहे डूबा डूबा हमेशा समां
हम को राहों में यूं ही मिलती रहें खुशियाँ
जगमगाते हैं
झिलमिलाते हैं अपने रास्ते
ये खुशी रहे
रोशनी रहे
अपने वास्ते
जगमगाते हैं
झिलमिलाते हैं अपने रास्ते
ये खुशी रहे
रोशनी रहे
अपने वास्ते

ओ ओ ओss
ओss ओss ओ ओss ओss ओss
(दिल चाहता है)
ओ ओ ओss
ओss ओss ओ ओss ओss ओss
(दिल चाहता है)
ओ ओ ओss
ओss ओss ओ ओss ओss ओss
(दिल चाहता है)
ओ ओ ओss
ओss ओss ओ ओss ओss ओss

दिल चाहता है


This article is written by Mahesh Mamadapur, 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 : 3647 Post No. : 14481

ASAD 10th Anniversary Celebrations – 3
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A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
– Lao Tzu

main akela hi chala tha janib e manzil magar
log saath aate gaye aur karwaan banta gaya
– Majhrooh Sultanpuri

On 19 July 2008, a single step was taken by our Atul ji, the day on which the first song was posted on the blog. It was followed by yet another Roshan number the next day and the journey continues to this date and beyond, much akin to the above sh’er by Majhrooh Saab.

Looking back at the last decade, there is a deep sense of excitement and contention amongst all readers and especially the important contributors. However what is equally true is that the responsibilities and the hope of tracing and introducing obscure songs has only increased. This hope itself is the proof of the immense popularity that the blog enjoys all over the world.  I am sure the blog has become a one-stop destination for all readers in search for old Hindi songs and the correct and reliable information that it serves and continues to provide. About 4000 movies and nearly 15,000 songs covered, the blog has a visitors hits number of more than 10.5 million. Mind-blogging numbers indeed and one can only feel proud of being a part of this great musical extravaganza.

Since it is a special occasion of a decade of the blog’s existence, I suppose, I am at liberty to write a few words about my association with it.

Old Hindi Film songs were a common feature in my house, especially with SLBC and its special program ‘purani filmon ka sangeet’, which is played to this day and to which I am addicted to this day (ask our whatsapp group 🙂 ). With the advent of internet facility, the hobby of listening and gathering information naturally started dominating the searches. And, for people with music interest this blog was a no-escape and also a welcome addiction.

In the initial days, I just tried to absorb and admire the contents. It was not long that the longing to be a part of the blog started to grow. A few comments and corrections here and there started. Seeing that a lot of songs known to self were yet to be represented, I toyed with the idea of sending the lyrics. I ended up sending lyrics for 3-4 songs, but the greed to get more involved did not stop.

It was then that I starting writing posts. After a few posts and with the ideas and plots for writing posts difficult to come by, I started a mini-series on Mukesh and his composers. There is a small contribution of self in this series with 14 posts and 04 posts in another series titled Mukesh and his co-singers. Apart from the posts on Mukesh, I feel proud to have written about Rafi saab, Talat saab and Lata Mangeshkar. There are individual posts on Shamshad Begum, Uma Devi, etc. I have also written about Ghulam Mohammed and Shankar Jaikishan whose compositions, I enjoy immensely.

Of the 30 odd posts, “Sab Thhaath Pada Reh Jaavegaa” has had a great influence on me and especially the verses.

jo paaya hai wo baant ke kha
kangaal na kar kangaal na ho o
jo sab ka haal kiya toone
ek roz wo tera haal na ho o

is haath se de us haath se le
ho jaave sukhi ye jag saara

There was time when some songs of Mukesh were not to my liking. This view is particularly for a few songs at the fag end of his career wherein you find him singing all types of songs without the Midas touch of late 1940’s and 1950’s. Not having understood the lyrics properly, I had counted the above song also in that category. However, while writing the post and especially after Sudhir ji’s English translation, the song seems to be nothing short of philosophy of life that one must follow.

And then, “Lo Mil Gayi Degree Pyaar Ki” had its own story before it was put up as a post. A virtual Kishore Kumar solo was converted into a Mukesh post just because he had two words in the song. It was the last song of Mukesh-Roshan to be introduced to the blog and there was no way, I could lose the opportunity. Many eminent personalities were contacted who held different views on how Mukesh could fit in as he was not part of the movie etc.

Lastly, “Gokul Nagri Jaana” remains the oldest song sung by Mukesh on the blog. I have special memories of writing this post, as I was aware that I had touched upon a gold mine of 06 special songs of his career. Two of them remain untraced to date, but then there have been many surprises on this blog and I am sure all six will be accounted for.

The past year has been hectic for me from job and work point of view. However, with this post, I have barely managed to avoid the guilt of not having contributed for an entire year. I expect saner time allotment for this hobby again.

Coming back to the blog, I consider the following to be a few unique and unparalleled aspects about it.

  • Accuracy and authenticity of the contents
  • Complete and correct lyrics
  • Responsible, authoritative and sound contributors
  • The classification and arrangement of songs under various heads
  • Easy accessibility of information on Hindi songs
  • Common platform for like-minded Hindi songs enthusiasts
  • Due recognition and importance accorded to various artists
  • Accurate statistics of songs and artists contribution.

There could more important USP’s of the blog; however, the following two aspects are also quite important.

  • Opportunity for contributors to pen their thoughts on the blog
  • A unique friendship circle amongst the regulars

I think every reader and especially the contributors can never thank Atul ji and Sudhir ji enough, to acknowledge and appreciate the opportunity given to us to pen down our thoughts and represent songs on the blog. This is a very selfless and noble deed of Atul ji. Like-minded people met online on this blog and started a very special and unique circle, with quite a few sessions, visits etc. A whatsapp group is also formed with a few of the regulars and is more active than the blog itself now. 🙂

For me personally, the opportunity to interact with Mr. Harish Raghuwanshi ji was a great personal fulfilment. He has always helped me with my lists in the posts and also with information which would have been nearly impossible to trace elsewhere. Similarly, being in touch with eminent film historians and authors and knowledgeable personalities such as Shri Arun Kumarji, Harmandir Singh ji and many others has added new dimensions to our lives. In a fast moving world with technological advances, catching up with matters of yesteryears is so soothing and heart fulfilling. When we talk of ‘good old days’, here is a platform that binds us together.

Coming back to the series on Mukesh, a sort of regret that will always remain with me is not having a post on the collaboration of Mukesh with composer Anil Biswas. People fond of Hindi music need no explanation to elaborate the influence of Anil Da and stepping stone in Mukesh’s singing career with reference to “Dil Jaltaa Hai To Jalne De”Of the 22 odd songs that Mukesh sang for Anil Da, all have been covered on the blog. Not to give a sense of false hope, I would like to clarify that the song that I am presenting here today has nothing to do with Mukesh.

Instead, I would like to write on Anil Biswas.

What can one write about the ‘Bhishm Pitamah’ of Hindi film music that has not been written earlier. A pioneer of playback singing in India and the composer who gave the initial breaks to singers like Parul Ghosh, Meena Kapoor, Mukesh, Talat Mahmood, Sudha Malhotra etc. He is credited with coaching Lata Mangeshkar with breath control techniques during recording of songs. Begum Akhtar’s timeless classics in the film ‘Roti’ (1942) were scored by him. Mukesh, Talat Mahmood, Suraiya et al have sung several of their classic songs under his composition. Lata having sung under various composers has a lot of numbers under his composition too and these songs will always remain on a higher plane. The fame achieved by the songs in ‘Kismet’ (1943) will be discussed and mentioned for a very long time.

There is enough material on the net on Anil Biswas, his life in Mumbai and Delhi, the many pioneering aspects of his compositions, how the mighty composers of later-years were his assistants earlier etc. And then there is also a detailed wikipage dedicated to him. However, I would like to draw the attention of readers to AK ji’s blog songsofyore.com.

Seventh of July, last week was the birth anniversary of Anil Da. Four years back, 2014 was his centenary year and the AK ji’s blog has a wide range of tributes and had dedicated an entire year on Anil Biswas starting with his daughter’s introductory post which one can find here. The eighth and last post on this special series can be found here.

The last post referred above also contains in its first paragraph links to the other six posts on Anil Biswas posted in his centenary year. I think die-hard fans of Anil Da can look no further than these posts to enjoy the complete range of his compositions for various artists and well himself.

Yes, he did sing for himself and I present here one such song composed and also sung by him.

I have no words to express my happiness in writing this post and introducing the song composed as well as sung by Anil Biswas to the blog. The immense gratitude to Atul ji and Sudhir ji for giving me yet another opportunity to write goes without saying.

This solo song is from the film ‘Ek Hi Raasta’ (1939). Only one of the potential twelve songs in the film has been posted on the blog so far and this is only the second song from the film to be posted.

To conclude the post, I once again congratulate Atul ji and Sudhir ji on this stupendous achievement of one decade of existence of the blog. There is a long way to go and many more milestones to be achieved. As we complete one decade of existence and march into the second, then to silver jubilee and beyond, the journey itself has become the destination for Atulites.

Long live the music of vintage and golden era, long live the passion of Atulites and long live the longevity of the blog. 🙂


Song – Bhai Hum Pardesi Log Hamen Kaun Jaane  (Ek Hi Raasta) (1939) Singer – Anil Biswas, Lyrics – Pt Indra Chandra, MD – Anil Biswas

Lyrics

bhai hum pardesi log
hamen kaun jaane
o bhai hum pardesi log
hamen kaun jaane
na koi apna na koi apni..ee..ee
sabhi paraaye log
na koi apna na koi apni
sabhi paraye log
hamen kaun pehchane re  
bhai hum pardesi log
hamen kaun pehchane re
bhai hum pardesi log  
hamen kaun jaane
 
khud hi rijhaaen khud man jaaen
chaahe ramaaye jog
khud hi rijhaaen khud man jaaen
chaahe ramaaye jog
chaahe bane diwaane re bhai
chaahe bane diwaane re bhai
hum pardesi log  
hamen kaun jaane
 
sab se milte phir bhi akele..ey..ey
sab se milte phir bhi akele..ey..ey
apne dil ka rog  
apne dil ka rog
koi kya jaane re bhai
koi kya jaane re  
bhai hum pardesi log  
hamen kaun jaane
o bhai hum pardesi log
hamen kaun jaane  
na koi apna na koi apni
sabhi paraaye log
na koi apna na koi apni
sabhi paraaye log
hamen kaun pehchane re
bhai hum pardesi log
hamen kaun pehchaane re
bhai hum pardesi log
hamen kaun jaane
o bhai hum pardesi lo..o..ogg

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Devnagri script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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भई हम परदेसी लोग
हमें कौन जाने
ओ भई हम परदेसी लोग
हमें कौन जाने
ना कोई अपना ना कोई अपनी॰॰ई॰॰ई
सभी पराये लोग
ना कोई अपना ना कोई अपनी
सभी पराये लोग
हमें कौन पहचाने रे
भई हम परदेसी लोग
हमें कौन पहचाने रे
भई हम परदेसी लोग
हमें कौन जाने

खुद ही रिझाएँ खुद मन जाएँ
चाहे रमाएं जोग
खुद ही रिझाएँ खुद मन जाएँ
चाहे रमाएं जोग
चाहे बने दीवाने रे भाई
चाहे बने दीवाने रे भाई
हम परदेसी लोग
हमें कौन जाने

सबसे मिलते फिर भी अकेले॰॰ए॰॰ए
सबसे मिलते फिर भी अकेले॰॰ए॰॰ए
अपने दिल का रोग
अपने दिल का रोग
कोई क्या जाने रे भाई
कोई क्या जाने रे
भई हम परदेसी लोग
हमें कौन जाने
ओ भई हम परदेसी लोग
हमें कौन जाने
ना कोई अपना ना कोई अपनी
सभी पराये लोग
ना कोई अपना ना कोई अपनी
सभी पराये लोग
हमें कौन पहचाने रे
भई हम परदेसी लोग
हमें कौन पहचाने रे
भई हम परदेसी लोग
हमें कौन जाने
ओ भई हम परदेसी लो॰॰ओ॰॰ओग


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 : 3606 Post No. : 14388

Mohammed Rafi – Duets – ‘अ’  से  ‘ह’ तक  (From ‘अ’ to ‘ह’) – 11
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‘घ’ – घर वाले घर नहीं, हमें किसी का डर नहीं ॰ ॰ ॰

दिल॰ ॰ ॰  तू भी गा ॰ ॰ ॰

And not just a heart; every heart sang. Every heart sang your songs, every heart sang along. There is that something so naturally attractive in your renditions, that every heart will brim up, and start to sing along. Ah, the magic of your voice. . .

For the next song in this series, I have picked this delightful duet of free spirit fun from the 1959 film ‘Pyaar Ki Raahen’. The film has such wonderful gems like “Tum Se Door Chale. . .” and “Do Roz Mein Wo Pyaar Ka Aalam Guzar Gaya“, already showcased on our blog. And a few more still waiting in the wings. With this post, this film now has four songs added here. And four more are waiting to come on board.

All eight songs of this film are from the pen of Prem Dhawan. And the music. . . wish we had more music to listen to, from this music director. The compositions are from the mind of Kanu Ghosh. Another of the bevy of talented but very less heard music director, and under-utilized by the producers and directors in the industry. Kanu Ghosh has just two films to his name – ‘Naya Zamaana’ from 1957 and this film. One also sees his name appear against one song in the 1953 film ‘Teen Batti Chaar Raasta’. And that is it. Listening to the above mentioned two songs, and then this song, one just wonders why. . .

The film is produced under the banner of Thakur Brothers, Bombay, and is directed by Lekhraj Bhakri. The cast of actors is quite impressive – Pradeep Kumar, Anita Guha, Pran, Jeevan, Tiwari, Kuldip Kaur, Sundar, Chandabai, Ameer Bano, Rajan Kapoor, Ravikant, Ladle, Helen, Om Prakash. With Helen’s name in the cast, one is sure to find at least one more gem of a dance song. Sure enough, there is this Asha Bhosle rendition of “Gori Gori Gori Gori Baahen, Teekhi Teekhi Haaye Ye Nigaahen” waiting to be posted, hopefully soon.

In today’s song Rafi Sb is accompanied by Geeta Dutt. As mentioned, a fun song of free spirit, celebrating the prospect of the lovers having free time to themselves. Wonder what the situation of this song could have been. I request our knowledgeable friends and readers who may have seen this film, to please add more information about the picturization of this song and the film itself.

Quite much a happy-go-lucky song that I am sure you will enjoy.

 

 

 

Song – Ghar Waale Ghar Nahin (Pyaar Ki Raahen) (1959) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Geeta Dutt, Lyrics – Prem Dhawan, MD – Kanu Ghosh
Mohammed Rafi + Geeta Dutt

Lyrics

ghar waale ghar nahin
hamen kisi ka darr nahin
arrey ghar waale ghar nahin
hamen kisi ka darr nahin
dhoom macha lo hans lo gaa lo
apna zamaana hai
ghar waale ghar nahin
hamen kisi ka darr nahin
dhoom macha lo hans lo gaa lo
apna zamaana hai
ghar waale ghar nahee..een

khoob banegi mil ke baithenge jab do deewaane
dil se dil ki baaten hongi
kisse naye puraane
arey khoob banegi mil ke baithenge jab do deewaane
dil se dil ki baaten hongi
kisse naye puraane
mast hawaa. . .
mast fizaa. . .
mast hawa
mast fizaa
samaa suhaana hai
ghar waale ghar nahin
hamen kisi ka darr nahin
dhoom macha lo hans lo gaa lo
apna zamaana hai
ghar waale ghar nahee.een

upar waale ne sun li hai baat hamaare mann ki
khan khan khanka mora kangana
chhann chhann paayal chhankee
aa haa haa haa
arey upar waale ne sun li hai baat hamaare mann ki
khan khan khanka mora kangana
chhann chhann paayal chhankee
preet naee. . .
geet nayaa. . .
preeet nai
geet naya
naya taraana hai
ghar waale ghar nahin
hamen kisi ka darr nahin
arey ghar waale ghar nahin
hamen kisi ka darr nahin

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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घर वाले घर नहीं
हमें किसी का डर नहीं
अरे घर वाले घर नहीं
हमें किसी का डर नहीं
धूम मचा लो हंस लो गा लो
अपना ज़माना है
घर वाले घर नहीं
हमें किसी का डर नहीं
अरे घर वाले घर नहीं
हमें किसी का डर नहीं
धूम मचा लो हंस लो गा लो
अपना ज़माना है
घर वाले घर नहीं॰ ॰ ॰

खूब बनेगी मिल के बैठेंगे जब दो दीवाने
दिल से दिल की बातें होंगी
किस्से नए पुराने
अरे खूब बनेगी मिल के बैठेंगे जब दो दीवाने
दिल से दिल की बातें होंगी
किस्से नए पुराने
मस्त हवा॰ ॰ ॰
मस्त फिज़ा॰ ॰ ॰
मस्त हवा
मस्त फिज़ा
समा सुहाना है
घर वाले घर नहीं
हमें किसी का डर नहीं
धूम मचा लो हंस लो गा लो
अपना ज़माना है
घर वाले घर नहीं॰ ॰ ॰

ऊपर वाले ने सुन ली है बात हमारे मन की
खन खन खनका मोरा कंगना
छन छन पायल छनकी
आ हा हा हा
अरे ऊपर वाले ने सुन ली है बात हमारे मन की
खन खन खनका मोरा कंगना
छन छन पायल छनकी
प्रीत नई॰ ॰ ॰
गीत नया॰ ॰ ॰
प्रीत नई
गीत नया
नया तराना है
घर वाले घर नहीं
हमें किसी का डर नहीं
अरे घर वाले घर नहीं
हमें किसी का डर नहीं


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 : 3565 Post No. : 14291

kuchh yaad rahe to sun kar jaa. . .

The nectar tinged fragrance of this voice suffuses through the strings of the heart through so many wonderful renderings. The mind is left amazed by the effortless expressions of the emotions covering the full spectrum of human experience. “Loot Liyo Mann Dheer. . .” is probably the only exclamation that the mind responds with, as it passed through the shower of her musical portrayals.

Kanan Devi – the doyen, the first lady of cinema in Bengal. We remember and honour her today (22nd April), on the anniversary of her birth. During her heydays in the 1930s and 40s, her popularity was so celebrated, that in those years, security had to be arranged when she moved about in public.

She was born this day in 1916, at Howrah. As per her own account, it was a very un-remarkable beginning to a tiny life, in the hands of a couple whom she knew only as her adoptive parents. Her foster father passed away quite early. She and her mother went through some difficult years, and the young Kanan Bala was not able to complete any form of formal school education.

In 1926, a family well wisher, introduced her to the management at Madon Theatres, Calcutta. Kanan was a child of 10 years. She worked in silent films and even did the male lead roles in ‘Vishnu Maya’ and ‘Prahlad’ (both in 1932). Transition from silent films to talkie films was very smooth for her. She had a good command over the spoken word and a remarkable singing talent – it only needed guidance and direction from teachers like Allah Rakha, Anaadi Dastidar, Bhishmdev Chatterjee, and yes, RC Boral.

From Madon, she moved to Radha Films in 1933. She was growing up into a beautiful and sophisticated young woman. In 1937 she transitioned to New Theatres. A regret she carried always – in 1934-35 she was offered a role in New Theatre’s ‘Devdas’ (1935), but could not accept as she was bound by her contract with Radha Films. She worked with New Theatres till 1941, and then moved to MP Productions in 1942.

After her formative years at Madon and Radha Films, her years at New Theatres and MP Productions are the most dazzling years of her career. In both organizations, her films became hugely popular hits, film after film, year after year. The music and the songs of these films made her the first lady singing superstar of Indian cinema. Her last Hindi film was ‘Chandrashekhar’ in 1948, opposite to Ashok Kumar. After this, she turned a producer in 1949, and set up her own company – Shrimati Pictures.

The song being presented today is a such lovely gem from the 1947 film ‘Faisla’. It is a duet sung in accompaniment with Aparesh Lahiri. Music is by Anupam Ghatak; the lyricist’s name is not available. Listening to this wonderful melody, brings to mind another similar song from a decade and a half later. I refer to the Talat-Lata duet from ‘Chhaaya’ (1961) – “Itna Na Mujh Se Tu Pyaar Badha, Ke Main Ik Baadal Awaara”. Although quite different songs, the mind is taken by the similarity in the theme of the song, as the gentleman professes a spirit of freedom, unencumbered by the matters of the heart, and whereas the lady expresses her desire to be together.

As the song begins, the voice of Kanan Devi flows in, giving an expression to the free spirit of the heart – a spirit like a bird that is unaware of the amorous emotions of love. Such a pleasure to listen to this voice.

Song – Khuli Hawa Mein Udne Waala Panchhi Preet Na Jaane  (Faisla) (1947) Singer – Kanan Devi, Aparesh Lahiri, Lyrics – Pran, MD – Anupam Ghatak
Both

Lyrics

khuli hawa mein udne waala
panchhi preet na jaane
haan haan
panchhi preet na jaane
khuli hawa mein udne waala
panchhi preet na jaane
haan haan
panchhi preet na jaane

kyun
wo bhanwara..aa..aa
wo bhanwara..aa ye bhi na jaane
kaliyan
kaliyan kyun muskaati
dard bhare
harne ko ye jhoom
daalon par hai gaati
koyal
daalon par hai gaati

aaa aaa aaa aaa aaa
duniya
is duniya se nyaari
khud hi chala basaane
duniya
is duniya se nyaari
khud hi chala basaane
apni dhun ka raahi kaise ho
prem dagar pehchaane
ho oo oo oo
prem dagar pehchaane
khuli hawa mein udne waala
panchhi preet na jaane
haan haan
panchhi preet na jaane

kyun udne ki aadat koi
panchhi se chhudwaaye
kyun udne ki aadat koi
panchhi se chhudwaaye
baithi hai duniya
unke raste mein jaal bichhaaye
bhola panchhi
ye na jaane
bhola panchhi
ye na jaane
aaj mujhe bandhan mein apne
kyun deti ghutaane
aaj mujhe bandhan mein apne
kyun deti ghutaane
bhola panchhi
ye na jaane
bhola panchhi
ye na jaane

khuli hawa mein udne waala
panchhi preet na jaane
haan haan
panchhi preet na jaane

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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खुली हवा में उड़ने वाला
पंछी प्रीत ना जाने
हाँ हाँ
पंछी प्रीत ना जाने
खुली हवा में उड़ने वाला
पंछी प्रीत ना जाने
हाँ हाँ
पंछी प्रीत ना जाने

क्यों
वो भँवरा॰॰आ॰॰आ
वो भँवरा॰॰आ ये भी ना जाने
कलियाँ
कलियाँ क्यों मुसकाती
दर्द भरे
हरने को ये झूम
डालों पर है गाती
कोयल
डालों पर है गाती

आ आ आ आ आ
दुनिया
इस दुनिया से न्यारी
खुद ही चला बसाने
दुनिया
इस दुनिया से न्यारी
खुद ही चला बसाने
अपनी धुन का राही कैसे हो
प्रेम डगर पहचाने
हो ओ ओ ओ
प्रेम डगर पहचाने
खुली हवा में उड़ने वाला
पंछी प्रीत ना जाने
हाँ हाँ
पंछी प्रीत ना जाने

क्यों उड़ने की आदत कोई
पंछी से छुड़वाये
क्यों उड़ने की आदत कोई
पंछी से छुड़वाये
बैठी है दुनिया
उनके रस्ते में जाल बिछाए
भोला पंछी
ये ना जाने
भोला पंछी
ये ना जाने
आज मुझे बंधन में अपने
क्यों देती घुटाने
आज मुझे बंधन में अपने
क्यों देती घुटाने
भोला पंछी
ये ना जाने
भोला पंछी
ये ना जाने

खुली हवा में उड़ने वाला
पंछी प्रीत ना जाने
हाँ हाँ
पंछी प्रीत ना जाने


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 : 3554 Post No. : 14258

Ah yes – ‘Hunterwaali’. Seems that just like Tarzan, ‘Hunterwaali’ has been quite a favorite title and theme for film producers in India. The original ‘Hunterwaali’ was released in 1935 – with Fearless Nadia assaying the title role. This was followed in 1943 with a title variation of ‘Hunterwaali Ki Beti’. Then in 1959 came another ‘Hunterwaali’, this time the title role being played by Mehru. In 1972, came a production from the south. The female lead role was played by Jyotilakshmi. In 1978, yes, one more ‘Hunterwaali’ film was released. And guess, the lady playing the title role – it is Bindu.
[Ed Note: Atul ji points out that there is another ‘Hunterwaali’ film right there from the year 1959; the title is ‘Miss Hunterwaali’.]

After 1978, for lack of recorded data, it cannot be certainly said what other ‘Hunterwaali’ films came. There is a Bhojpuri film by this name in 2014-15. YouTube also informs us that there was a film by this title, produced in Pakistan also, in 1988.

As per the details recorded in HFGK, the film is produced by Madhav Rao and Rustom Irani under the banner of Golden Movies Corporation, Bombay and is directed by BJ Patel. The cast of actors is listed as Mehru, Samar Roy, Habeeb, Ram Raseela, Mirajkar, Jeet Bala, Kailash, Shri Bhagwan, Sattar, and Mohammad amongst others. Five songs are listed for this film. All the songs are written by Shaad. As I checked for this lyricists name in the Geet Kosh, I find that his name appears in just one more film viz., ‘Rifle Girl’ in 1958, which is also already represented here on our blog. Interestingly, the music director for ‘Rifle Girl’ (1958) and ‘Hunterwaali’ (1959) is the same – Harbans. In the Geet Kosh, we see his name appear in eight films over a period of 1958 to 1966.

Coming to the song itself. This wonderful melodious song is sung by Suman Kalyanpur. The beginning of the song is so stirring. The chorus sound of “Lallal Laara, Lallaara” immediately speaks of a promise of a wonderful song to follow. And the promise is verily kept by the music director. One may listen to this tune and may comment that this tune is familiar, and that it is adapted from such and such and such other songs. But that analysis is not important. The lilt and the joy in this melody speaks for itself. Yet once again, the observations pan out – an obscure film (1960s and earlier), unknown or really very less known artists, nothing much available as information – all these characteristics combine to ensure some very lovely and mostly unheard, unfamiliar songs. This instance is no less.

So with this lilting song, the 1958 version of ‘Hunterwaali’ makes its debut on our blog today.

Song – Ye Behta Behta Paani, Ye Rut Ye Jawaani  (Hunterwaali) (1959) Singer – Suman Kalyanpur, Lyrics – Shaad, MD – Harbans
Chorus

Lyrics

lallal laara
lallaara
ho oo oo oo
lallal laara
lallaara
aa aa aa aa

ye behta behta paani
ye rut ye jawaani
ye behta behta paani
ye rut ye jawaani
nazaare panghat ke
chhalakte hain matke
chori chori aa ja re
o chori chori aa ja
ho chori chori aa ja re
o chori chori aa ja
kahaan pe laage nainwa
kahaan hai tora raja
kahaan hai tora raja re
kahaan hai tora raja

oo oo oo oo oo
baar baar naina kajraare
jhuk jhuk jaayen laaj ke maare
kaahe torey naina kajraare
jhuk jhuk jaayen laaj ke maare
ho oo oo oo oo
sakhi ri chaloon kaise
dagar anjaani
ye behta behta paani
ye rut ye jawaani
nazaare panghat ke
chhalakte hain matke
chori chori aa ja re
o chori chori aa ja
ho chori chori aa ja re
o chori chori aa ja
kahaan pe laage nainwa
kahaan hai tora raja
kahaan hai tora raja re
kahaan hai tora raja

oo oo oo oo oo
aaj sakhi re mora mann lehraaye
sar se chunariya udti jaaye
kaahe sakhi ri mora mann lehraaye
sar se chunariya udti jaaye
oo oo oo oo
kaho ji kaise keh doon
main dil ki kahaani
ye behta behta paani
ye rut ye jawaani
nazaare panghat ke
chhalakte hain matke
chori chori aa ja re
o chori chori aa ja
ho chori chori aa ja re
o chori chori aa ja
kahaan pe laage nainwa
kahaan hai tora raja
kahaan hai tora raja re
kahaan hai tora raja

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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लल्ल’ल लारा
लल्लारा
हो ओ ओ ओ
लल्ल’ल लारा
लल्लारा
आ आ आ आ

ये बहता बहता पानी
ये रुत ये जवानी
ये बहता बहता पानी
ये रुत ये जवानी
नज़ारे पनघट के
छलकते हैं मटके
चोरी चोरी आ जा रे
ओ चोरी चोरी आ जा
हो चोरी चोरी आ जा रे
ओ चोरी चोरी आ जा
कहाँ पे लागे नैनवा
कहाँ है तोरा राजा
कहाँ है तोरा राजा रे
कहाँ है तोरा राजा

ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
बार बार नैना कजरारे
झुक झुक जाएँ लाज के मारे
काहे तोरे नैना कजरारे
झुक झुक जाएँ लाज के मारे
हो ओ ओ ओ ओ
सखी री चलूँ कैसे
डगर अनजानी
ये बहता बहता पानी
ये रुत ये जवानी
नज़ारे पनघट के
छलकते हैं मटके
चोरी चोरी आ जा रे
ओ चोरी चोरी आ जा
हो चोरी चोरी आ जा रे
ओ चोरी चोरी आ जा
कहाँ पे लागे नैनवा
कहाँ है तोरा राजा
कहाँ है तोरा राजा रे
कहाँ है तोरा राजा

ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
आज सखी रे मोरा मन लहराए
सर से चुनरिया उड़ती जाये
काहे सखी री तोरा मन लहराए
सर से चुनरिया उड़ती जाये
ओ ओ ओ ओ’
कहो जी कैसे कह दूँ
मैं दिल की कहानी
ये बहता बहता पानी
ये रुत ये जवानी
नज़ारे पनघट के
छलकते हैं मटके
चोरी चोरी आ जा रे
ओ चोरी चोरी आ जा
हो चोरी चोरी आ जा रे
ओ चोरी चोरी आ जा
कहाँ पे लागे नैनवा
कहाँ है तोरा राजा
कहाँ है तोरा राजा रे
कहाँ है तोरा राजा


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 : 3520 Post No. : 14137

Today, March 8th is the 97th birth anniversary of Sahir Ludhianvi, one of my favourite poet-lyricists. Before him, there were other eminent Urdu poets such as Arzoo Lucknowi, Safdar Aah Sitapuri, Behzad Lucknowi, Josh Malihabadi etc who had been associated with the Hindi film industry sometime or the other. But it was Sahir Ludhianvi who clicked with the Hindi film industry as a poet and raised the status of the lyricists.  Eventually, he created such a status for himself in the Hindi film industry that some of the established producers/directors first took him on board before finalising the music directors for their films.

The traumatic childhood and the failed love affairs coupled with his leftist ideological leanings, are reflected in his ghazals and nazms published in the book ‘Talkhiyaan‘ (‘Bitternesses’) in 1945. However, it was his association with the Hindi film industry which gave him the opportunity to write film songs in the poetic form covering almost all the facets of human life. Some samples below:

Romantic songs

Kashti Ka Khamosh Safar Hai
isi Patthar Ki Moorat Se Muhabbat Ka Iraada Hai

‘Togetherness in Love’ songs

Tum Apna Ranj o Gham Apni Pareshaani Mujhe De Do
Dukh Aur Sukh Ke Raaste Baney Hain Sab Ke Waaste

Songs on Women’s plights

Aurat Ne Janam Diya Mardon Ko
Aurat Ko Faqat Jism Samajh Lete Hain

Songs of Hypocrisy

Ye Duniya Agar Mil Bhi Jaaye To Kya Hai
Kyaa Miliye Aise Logon Se Jinki Fitrat Chhupi Rahe

Satirical songs

Cheen o Arab Hamaara Hindustaan Hamaara
Aasmaan Pe Hai Khuda Aur Zameen Pe Hum

Fun songs

Dil Ye Kya Cheez Hai
Chaahe Koi Khush Ho Chaahe Gaaliyaan Hazaar De

Teasing Love songs

Hum Aapki Aankhon Mein Is Dil Ko Basaa Den To
Uden Jab Jab Zulfen Teri

Khushnuma (feel good) songs

Thandi Hawaayen Lehraa Ke Aayen
Phaili Huyi Hain Sapnon Ki Baahen

Motivational/Inspirational Songs

Raat Ke Raahi Thhak Mat Jaana
Main Zindagi Ka Saath Nibhaata Chala Gaya

Mother-Child songs

Tu Mere Pyaar Ka Phool Hai
Tere Bachpan Ko Jawaani Ki Dua Deti Hoon

In addition, Sahir Sahab also wrote other genres such as qawwali,  patriotic songs, devotional songs etc. A question is raised as to what is so unique about  Sahir Sahab’s songs? His contemporary Urdu poets like Shakeel Badayuni, Majrooh Sultanpuri and Kaifi Azmi also wrote many genres of songs for the films. In my view, the main difference was that Sahir Sahab’s songs were  an extension of his literary poetry (adabi shaayari) while the others wrote mostly lyrics for the songs. While Majrooh Sultanpuri and Kaifi Azmi rarely mixed the PWA ideology in their film songs, Sahir Sahab’s songs covered such thoughts even in some fun songs in films like  ‘Taxi Driver’ (1954), ‘Funtoosh’ (1956) and  ‘Pyaasa’ (1957).

We  should be thankful to Sahir Sahab for joining the Hindi film industry. Had he remained away from Hindi film industry and concentrated only on the literary Urdu poetry, we would have certainly missed the range of his poetry in the Hindi film songs. Surely, he would have joined the list of the Urdu poets of pains, bitterness and sorrows like Mir Taqi Mir,  Faani Badayuni, Majaaz Lucknowi,  Sudarshan Faakir etc. But in this process, he would have missed ‘the poet of mass appeal’ tag.

Again, I would say that Sahir Sahab’s  association with Hindi film industry perforce made him to look for the brighter side of the life. Note how he starts one of the songs in ‘Shagoon’ (1964) in a pessimistic note and ends with optimism:

zindagi zulm sahi zabr sahi gham hi sahi
dil ki fariyaad sahi rooh kaa maatam hi sahi

going on to

ham hain maayoos magar itne bhi maayoos nahin. . .
ek na ek din to yah ashkon ki ladi tootegi
ek na ek din to chhatenge ye ghamon ke baadal
ek na ek din to ujaale ki kiran phootegi

Sahir Sahab first came to Bombay (now Mumbai) in January 1946. He began his filmy career in the same year with an assignment to write songs for the film ‘Aazaadi Ki Raah Par’ under the baton of music director GD Kapoor. He wrote 3 songs for this film. (The film’s release was delayed and it got released only in 1948). After this assignment, there is a gap of about 3 years in his filmy career. When partition happened he returned to Lahore in September 1947 to search for and bring back his mother. Sometime in the middle of 1948, he had to hurriedly leave Lahore. After returning, he first came to Delhi, where he occupied himself editing an Urdu periodical for about a year. In May 1949, he came to Bombay with a resolve to become a song writer for the films.

The greatest handicap for Sahir Sahab in pursuing his career in film industry was that he was already a popular Urdu poet with his published work ‘Talkhiyaan’ (1945). The film industry is generally wary of poets’ capabilities of writing lyrics for the songs for given situations in the films. After struggling for about 2 years, he got the opportunity to write songs for the film ‘Naujawaan’ (1951) under SD Burman. The box office success of ‘Baazi’ (1951) in the same year with its hit songs gave a boost to his career in the film industry. During 1951-57, Sahir Sahab majorly worked with SD Burman (138 songs out of 218).

Sahir Ludhianvi’s ‘obsession’ to place his song writings above the contributions of  singers and music directors seems to have come into open sometime in mid 1950s when he had arguments with Lata Mangeshkar on this issue. It is a moot point whether it was Lata Mangeshkar who refused to sing his songs or other way round. But the end result was that Sahir lost 9 out of 11 films because producers/directors will have Lata Mangeshkar rather than Sahir Ludhianvi [Source: Javed Akhtar on TV programme ‘Classic Legends’]. Two films which remained with him were ‘Pyaasa’ (1957) and ‘Naya Daur’ (1957) in which Lata Mangeshkar had no songs. But it was these two films which gave him the status as a song writer par excellence. Here Sahir Sahab proved his point that his songs could still become popular without Lata Mangeshkar.

However, the success of these two films also resulted in the termination of Sahir Sahab’s  association with two top music directors at that time – SD Burman and OP Nayyar due to clash of egos. Again, the issue raised was that it was his songs more than the music that these two films became hits. In support of his claims, he started quoting his fees for song writings in a film one rupee above the amount agreed to be paid to the music director of that film. With his tiffs with the top playback singer and two top music directors of that time, many in the Hindi film industry must have felt at that time that Sahir Sahab committed a hara-kiri and his filmy career was doomed.

While Sahir Sahab eventually made up with Lata Mangeshkar, now it was the time for him to prove that his songs can still become popular in the films without the services of the commercially top rated music directors of that time. He roped in music director Khayyam for ‘Phir Subah Hogi’ (1958),  N Dutta for  ‘Dhool Ka Phool’ (1959) and Roshan for ‘Barsaat Ki Raat’ (1960). While the first film did not fare well at the box office, its songs became very popular. The other two films were super hits on the box office.  In this process, Sahir Sahab not only retained his eminent position in the film industry as a song writer, he became instrumental in giving boost the sagging careers of music directors, Khayyam, Roshan and later  Ravi (‘Gumraah’, 1963).

In the 1960s, he worked mainly with the second line music directors but had super hit films like ‘Hum Dono’ (1961), ‘Dil Hi To Hai’ (1963), ‘Gumraah’ (1963), ‘Mujhe Jeene Do’ (1963), ‘Taj Mahal’ (1963), ‘Kaajal’ (1965), ‘Waqt’ (1965), ‘Hamraaz’ (1967), ‘Aankhen’ (1968). Some of the films which  did not fare well at the box office but their songs are remembered even today were ‘Aaj Aur Kal’ (1963), ‘Chitralekha’ (1964), ‘Ghazal’ (1964), ‘Shagoon’ (1964) and ‘Bahu Begum’ (1967).

There is no denying the fact that there is something magical in Sahir Sahab’s song writings. Most of his songs struck a chord with the audience and the listeners. My own experiences in listening to some of his songs are that his lyrics are the characteristic that first registered in my mind, for most of his songs.

There is a quote in the fashion world – the dress must follow the body and not the body following the shape of the dress. If this quote is extended to film songs, one can say that a beautiful body (lyrics) brings out the best in the dress (music). Sahir Sahab believed that it is the beautiful poetry which brings best of the music composition. He became more forthcoming in keeping his song writings ahead of the music director after the success of ‘Pyaasa’ (1957). In  my view, he was not off the mark, particularly for his popular songs.

In my younger days, when I had listened to “Ye Duniya Agar Mil Bhi Jaaye To Kya Hai” and “Jinhen Naaz Hai Hind Par Wo Kahaan Hain”, the lyrics came to my attention first because they were soulful, momentarily forgetting the contributions of playback singer and the music director. The reason was that the first verse itself created interest in me to listen to the full lyrics. That SD Burman composed the orchestration with bare minimum musical instruments and Rafi sang in a soft voice are the recognition of the importance of the lyrics of these two songs. Probably, this was also the intention of Guru Dutt as a director.

“Jaane Kya Tu Ne Kahi Jaane Kya Maine Suni”  brought the singer  (Geeta Dutt) to the fore in my mind because of her seductive rendition. Yet, he is successful in bringing the words also in the forefront despite the fact that he had written the song on a pre-set tune. The reason is that this song has been written in short verses – mostly within 4 words. In the context of today’s world, one can say the song has been written in Whatsapp language – short yet effective to convey the message.

Even the dream sequence song, “Hum Aapki Aankhon Mein Is Dil Ko Basaa Den To” which was said to be added in the film on the insistence of film distributor/financier, the imageries used  in the song for teasing are unique and remain in the mind of the listeners. This was basically a ‘relief’ song for the audience in the midst of sad and depressing theme of the film. Generally, such type of ‘addition’ of the song goes out of mind quickly but this song became unforgettable.

I will stop analysing the remaining songs of ‘Pyaasa’ at this stage. Sahir Sahab’s list of beautiful film songs is endless. In fact, one can attempt to write a separate article on each of Sahir Sahab’s  films about his songs especially of his films like ‘Phir Subah Hogi’ (1958), ‘Dhool Kaa Phool’ (1959), ‘Barsaat Ki Raat’ (1960), ‘Taj Mahal’ (1963), ‘Dil Hi To Hai’ (1963), ‘Ghazal’ (1964), ‘Chitralekha’ (1964), ‘Waqt’ (1965) etc

In the 70s, Sahir Sahab continued to be in demand but his charisma in his song writings seems to have somewhat waned. This could be because of two main reasons. First, he was basically a romantic poet and the romantic theme in the films had given way for action-oriented themes with angry man image.  It appears he had a premonition about this when he first wrote the nazm “Main Pal Do Pal Ka Shaayar Hoon“.

Secondly, after the death of his mother in 1976,  he seems to have lost interest in song writing. Also,  his PWA friends were advising him to concentrate more on writing literary poetry. It is said that he had almost decided to reduce his commitments for song writing and concentrate more on literary poetry. However, before he could complete his films’ commitments, a massive heart attack took him away from us on October 25, 1980 at the age of 59.

Sahir Sahab’s life can be summed up in one verse of his  nazm Faraar published in ‘Talkhiyaan’ (1945):

ishq naakaam sahi zindagi naakaam nahin 

Sahir Sahab’s love affairs failed but he lived his life at his own terms and immensely contributed to the making of the golden era of Hindi film music. During the three decades of his association with Hindi film industry, he wrote 732 songs in 114 films worked with 30 music directors. Details are given in the table below:

Music Director No. of films Total songs
S D Burman 18 138
Ravi 19 131
N Dutta 17 109
Roshan 07 59
Khayyam 06 42
Laxmikant-Pyarelal 07 36
R D Burman 04 24
O P Nayyar 05 23
Madan Mohan 03 20
Jaidev 03 16*
Chitragupt 02 13
Sapan Chakravarty 02 11
Ravindra Jain 02 10
Kalyanji-Anandji 02 09
Anil Biswas 02 07
Usha Khanna 02 03
Other Music Directors (14) 14 81
TOTAL (30) 114 732

*Note: Includes 3 songs of ‘Laila Majnu’ (1976).

[Source: List of film songs of Sahir Ludhianvi as appendix to ‘Sahir Ludhianvi – People’s Poet’ – Akshay Manwani (2013).]

It can be observed that out of 732 songs Sahir Ludhianvi wrote during his filmy career, as many as 479 songs (65%) were written for just 5 music director – S D Burman (138), Ravi (131), N Dutta (109), Roshan (59) and  Khayyam (42). He had no occasion to write songs for big names like Naushad and Shankar-Jaikishan and the second line music directors like Salil Chaudhury, SN Tripathi etc.

On the occasion of 97th birth anniversary of Sahir Ludhianvi, I have chosen the song “Hum Jab Chalen To Ye Jahaan Jhoome”, the only song he wrote for the film ‘Hum Hindustani’ (1960). This is a motivational song for the youngsters and is aptly sung by Mohammed Rafi under the baton of Usha Khanna.

Video

Audio

Song – Hum Jab Chalen To Ye Jahaan Jhoome (Hum Hindustani) (1960) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics – Sahir Ludhinavi , MD – Usha Khanna

Lyrics

hum jab chalen to
ye jahaan jhoome
aarzoo hamaari
aasmaan ko choome
o ho ho ho
hum jab chalen to
ye jahaan jhoome
aarzoo hamaari
aasmaan ko choome
o ho ho ho
hum jab chalen to. . .
 
hum naye jahaan ke .. paasbaan
hum nayi bahaar ke .. raazdaan
hum hanse to hans pade .. har kali
hum chalen to chal pade .. zindagi
saare nazaaron mein
phoolon mein taaron mein
hamne hi jaadu bhara
hum jab chalen to
ye jahaan jhoome
aarzoo hamaari
aasmaan ko choome
o ho ho ho
hum jab chalen to. . .
 
hamse hai fizaaon mein .. rang-o-boo
hum hai is zameen ki .. aabroo
nadiyon ki raagini .. hamse hai
har taraf ye taazgi .. hamse hai
saare nazaaron mein
phoolon mein taaron mein
hamne hai jaadu bhara. . .
hum jab chalen to. . .
 
door ho gayin sabhi .. mushkilen
khinch ke paas aa gayin .. manzilen
dekh ke shabaab ke .. hausle
khud-ba-khud simat gaye .. faasle
saare nazaaron mein
phoolon mein taaron mein
hamne hi jaadu bhara. . .
hum jab chale to
ye jahaan jhoome
aarzoo hamaari
aasmaan ko choome
o ho ho ho
hum jab chalen to. . .

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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हम जब चलें तो
ये जहान् झूमे
आरज़ू हमारी
आसमान को चूमे
ओ हो हो हो
हम जब चलें तो
ये जहान् झूमे
आरज़ू हमारी
आसमान को चूमे
ओ हो हो हो
हम जब चलें तो॰॰॰

हम नए जहान् के ॰॰ पासबाँ
हम नई बहार के ॰॰ राज़दाँ
हम हँसें तो हंस पड़े ॰॰ हर कली
हम चलें तो चल पड़े ॰॰ ज़िंदगी
सारे नज़ारों में
फूलों में तारों में
हमने है जादू भरा
हम जब चलें तो
ये जहान् झूमे
आरज़ू हमारी
आसमान को चूमे
ओ हो हो हो
हम जब चलें तो॰॰॰

हमसे है फिज़ाओं में ॰॰ रंग ओ बू
हम हैं इस ज़मीन की ॰॰ आबरू
नदियों की रागिनी ॰॰ हमसे है
हर तरफ ये ताजगी ॰॰ हमसे है
सारे नज़ारों में
फूलों में तारों में
हमने है जादू भरा
हम जब चलें तो॰॰॰

दूर हो गईं सभी ॰॰ मुश्किलें
खिंच के पास आ गईं ॰॰ मंज़िलें
देख के शबाब के ॰॰ हौसले
खुद ब खुद सिमट गए ॰॰ फासले
सारे नज़ारों में
फूलों में तारों में
हमने है जादू भरा
हम जब चलें तो
ये जहान् झूमे
आरज़ू हमारी
आसमान को चूमे
ओ हो हो हो
हम जब चलें तो॰॰॰


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 : 3476 Post No. : 13962

Missing Films of 1960s – 50
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Films get made, they are processed and censored, they get released – and quite a number of them simply fade away without a trace. The fate is shared by many a films. Unless the film was a success, or was produced by a big production house, or had a cast of actors or music director associated with it, who were well known.

I do not mean to say that all films were disasters, and were financial debacles. No. Rather many of the B/C grade adventures and stunt type films, would actually do very good business in the 2nd and 3rd tiered circuits, catering to a class of audience, who were avowed loyalists to this genre. So they may not have been failures as such. But then, not being associated with big names in the industry, there generally was no one to look after them, once the first and second runs in the theatres were done with. What with the celluloid originals requiring large storage spaces, and also the controlled environment to maintain, most producer simply turned their backs on these films, and moved on with their pockets filled as much as the film’s run could give them. After that, it was the trash heap, or the fire of silver extractors, that simply destroyed so many of these films. ‘Heritage’ is probably a word that our film industry simply does not comprehend.

‘Baaghi Haseena’ is one such film from the year 1965. Categorized as a fantasy cum stunt film, it comes from the banner of Award Films, Bombay and its director’s name is given simply as Ram. An abbreviated list of actors includes Jairaj, Chitra, Sherry, Sheikh and Helen. The first two are the lead pair, Sherry most likely is the villain of the piece, Sheikh is the comic relief, and Helen, of course, is the entertainment attraction for the audiences. And voila, the film is made.

Ok, sorry – songs are needed. So there is a music director – the name is PD Sharma. As I scanned some part of the Geet Kosh, I find no other reference to this name, anywhere else. So this most likely, is the only film done by this music director. I do find a name that might be close – Pandit Damodar Sharma. But that is way back in 1948. In all likelihood, these two are not the same person. I request other knowledgeable readers and friends to add more information here, if available.

The songwriter’s name is lost. The Geet Kosh lists 5 songs for this film, also gives indication that there might be more. The singer names are available and so are the 78 rpm record nos. One possibility is that this detail is probably from the HMV catalogs.

The film has two wonderful solo songs by Asha Bhosle. I present today, one of them, for your listening pleasure. Listening to the words and rendition, it seems very likely that these two Asha Bhosle songs could be performed by Helen. The reason I say so is this – the list of songs contains a Sumam Kalyanpur solo and a Suman-Rafi duet. Likelihood is that the Suman Kalyanpur songs are lip synced by the leading lady, especially that the duet would be picturized on the lead pair. That would leave the Asha Bhosle songs to be picturized on Helen. It is a conjecture that I am making, and not a claim. Once again, I request other knowledgeable readers to please comment on this.

Listen to this wonderfully paced song, whose words are sounding so much like a dance song by Helen. And PD Sharma sir ji – wow and thanks for this music piece. It is kind of sad that we do not find another film listed with your name as music director.

With this song, the 1965 film ‘Baaghi Haseena’ makes its debut on the blog today. Listen and enjoy.

 

Song – Bholi Surat Pe Na Jaana  (Baaghi Haseena) (1965) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – [Unatributed], MD – PD Sharma

Lyrics

bholi
surat pe na jaana
kahin
dhokhe mein na aana
aage
aage hai jawaani
peechhe peechhe hai zamaana
bholi surat pe na jaana
kahin dhokhe mein na aana
aage aage hai jawaani
peechhe peechhe hai zamaana
bholi surat pe na jaa..na
hey hey

har ada mein dilkashi hai
mere hothon pe hansi hai
ik shoal zindagi hai
mere dum se roshni hai
mere dum se roshni hai
bholi surat pe na jaana
kahin dhokhe mein na aana
aage aage hai jawaani
peechhe peechhe hai zamaana
bholi surat pe na jaa..na
aa haa

mere din..n..n
hain meri raaten
kaun jaane..ey..ey
dil ki baaten
meri din hain meri raaten
kaun jaane dil ki baaten
kaun jaane dil ki baaten
bholi surat pe na jaana
kahin dhokhe mein na aana
aage aage hai jawaani
peechhe peechhe hai zamaana
bholi surat pe na jaa..na
haa haa

main jahaan bhi
muskuraa doon
gham e zindagi bhula doon
naghma e dil suna doon
soye fitne jaga doo..oon
soye fitne jaga doon
bholi surat pe na jaana
kahin dhokhe mein na aana
aage aage hai jawaani
peechhe peechhe hai zamaana
bholi surat pe na jaa..na

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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भोली
सूरत पे ना जाना
कहीं
धोखे में ना आना
आगे
आगे है जवानी
पीछे पीछे है ज़माना
भोली सूरत पे ना जाना
कहीं धोखे  ना आना
आगे आगे है जवानी
पीछे पीछे है ज़माना
भोली सूरत पे ना जा॰॰ना
हे हे

हर अदा में दिलकशी है
मेरे होठों पे हंसी है
इक शोला ज़िंदगी है
मेरे दम से रोशनी है
मेरे दम से रोशनी है
भोली सूरत पे ना जाना
कहीं धोखे  ना आना
आगे आगे है जवानी
पीछे पीछे है ज़माना
भोली सूरत पे ना जा॰॰ना
आ हा

मेरे दिन॰॰न॰॰न
हैं मेरी रातें
कौन जाने॰॰ए॰॰ए॰॰ए
मेरे दिन हैं मेरी रातें
कौन जाने दिल की बा॰॰तें
कौन जाने दिल की बातें
भोली सूरत पे ना जाना
कहीं धोखे  ना आना
आगे आगे है जवानी
पीछे पीछे है ज़माना
भोली सूरत पे ना जा॰॰ना
हा हा

मैं जहां भी
मुस्कुरा दूँ
ग़म ए ज़िंदगी भुला दूँ
नग़मा ए दिल सुना दूँ
सोये फितने जागा दूँ॰॰॰
सोये फितने जागा दूँ
भोली सूरत पे ना जाना
कहीं धोखे  ना आना
आगे आगे है जवानी
पीछे पीछे है ज़माना
भोली सूरत पे ना जा॰॰ना


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 : 3458 Post No. : 13872

Missing Films of 1960s – 38
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Just take a quick look at the still visual of the video panel below. I am so sure you will recognize this enchanting young face. Yes, it is Tabassum, way back from 1966. And that is not the only captivating thing about this song.

The debut film of today is ‘Zimbo Finds A Son’. In the long tradition of ‘Zambo / Zimbo’ films, this is the 1966 version. This film comes from the house of Basant Pictures. Regulars will be familiar that Basant Pictures is part of Wadia group. The famous Nadia and the erstwhile he-man John Cawas were the regular stars of the stunt films produced by Basant Pictures.

The film is directed by John Cawas. The star cast is led by Azaad and Tabassum, and it includes Sherry, Sundar, Dalpat, Raj Malik, Yunus, Pedro, Bismillah, Korega, Yadav, Samson, Ismail, Muhammad, Indira, Prince Arjun, Master Sachin, Mitthu Mian, Babu, Rani etc.

HFGK lists 5 songs for this film. All the songs are penned by Naqsh Lyallpuri. The music is composed by the duo of Sapan Jagmohan. The availability of songs of this film is not an issue. All the five songs are quite available in audio, as well as in video format, as the original print of the filmi is very much available. Yes, Basant Pictures is a production house that has taken good care of their films.

When I heard the songs of this film in preparation for this post, I am hard put to select. All songs are quite wonderful and deserve better popularity. Today’s song is one such lilting loveable song – the singer is Asha Bhosle. The rendering is so zestful and so full of life. The words, the pace of the composition, the cheerful rendering – all come together so well. And they make the listener feel inside, the happiness that is being expressed by this song.

On screen, the song is performed by a very young, perky, sprightly and playful Tabassum. Her performance has so neatly captured the intent and the essence of the song. We also see Azaad in the clip, and we see a young boy, whose full face does not come in view of the camera. The list of actors includes the name of Master Sachin. It is possible this child actor can be Master Sachin, but I need confirmation help from other knowledgeable readers.

To mention – the list of Zimbo / Zambo films reads as follows

  1. Zambo, The Ape Man from 1937
  2. Zambo Ka Beta from 1939
  3. Zimbo from 1958
  4. Zimbo Ki Beti from 1959
  5. Zimbo Shehar Mein from 1960
  6. And this one – Zimbo Finds A Son, from 1966

Listen to this playful and energetic song that simply is oozing with happiness. And wonder, where have all these songs been, for so long a time.

Song – Gun Gun Gaaun Hawaa Mein Lehraaun  (Zimbo Finds A Son) (1966) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Naqsh Lyallpuri, MD – Sapan Jagmohan

Lyrics

gun gun gaaun
hawaa mein lehraaun
main udi udi jaaun na jaane kahaan
kaare kaare badra
baney hain mora kajra
hain jaagi jaagi aankhon mein sapne jawaan
gun gun gaaun
hawaa mein lehraaun
main udi udi jaaun na jaane kahaan

hansta hua chaand mujhko mila
daaman mein ek phool aisa khila
hansta hua chaand mujhko mila
daaman mein ak phool aisa khila
hai jis mein bahaaron ki jaa..aa..aan
gun gun gaaun
hawaa mein lehraaun
main udi udi jaaun na jaane kahaan
kaare kaare badra
baney hain mora kajra
hain jaagi jaagi aankhon mein sapne jawaan

rangon mein doobe nazaare hanse
kaliyon ke chanchal ishaare hanse
rangon mein doobe nazaare hanse
kaliyon ke chanchal ishaare hanse
mehakne laga hai samaa..aa..aan
gun gun gaaun
hawaa mein lehraaun
main udi udi jaaun na jaane kahaan
kaare kaare badra
baney hain mora kajra
hain jaagi jaagi aankhon mein sapne jawaan

sapnon ki rimjhim mein naache hai mann
khiushiyon ki lehron pe thirke badan
sapnon ki rimjhim mein naache hai mann
khiushiyon ki lehron pe thirke badan
mili dhadkanon ko zubaa..aa..aan
gun gun gaaun
hawaa mein lehraaun
main udi udi jaaun na jaane kahaan
kaare kaare badra
baney hain mora kajra
hain jaagi jaagi aankhon mein sapne jawaan
gun gun gaaun
hawaa mein lehraaun
main udi udi jaaun na jaane kahaan

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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गुन गुन गाउँ
हवा में लहराऊँ
मैं उड़ी उड़ी जाऊँ ना जाने कहाँ
कारे कारे बदरा
बने हैं मोरा कजरा
हैं जागी जागी आँखों में सपने जवां
गुन गुन गाउँ
हवा में लहराऊँ
मैं उड़ी उड़ी जाऊँ ना जाने कहाँ

हँसता हुआ चाँद मुझको मिला
दामन में एक फूल ऐसा खिला
हँसता हुआ चाँद मुझको मिला
दामन में एक फूल ऐसा खिला
है जिसमें बहारों की जा॰॰आ॰॰आं
गुन गुन गाउँ
हवा में लहराऊँ
मैं उड़ी उड़ी जाऊँ ना जाने कहाँ
कारे कारे बदरा
बने हैं मोरा कजरा
हैं जागी जागी आँखों में सपने जवां

रंगों में डूबे नज़ारे हँसे
कलियों के चंचल इशारे हँसे
रंगों में डूबे नज़ारे हँसे
कलियों के चंचल इशारे हँसे
महकने लगा है समा॰॰आ॰॰आं
गुन गुन गाउँ
हवा में लहराऊँ
मैं उड़ी उड़ी जाऊँ ना जाने कहाँ
कारे कारे बदरा
बने हैं मोरा कजरा
हैं जागी जागी आँखों में सपने जवां

सपनों की रिमझिम में नाचे है मन
खुशियों की रहरों पे थिरके बदन
सपनों की रिमझिम में नाचे है मन
खुशियों की रहरों पे थिरके बदन
मिली धड़कनों को ज़ुबा॰॰आ॰॰आं
गुन गुन गाउँ
हवा में लहराऊँ
मैं उड़ी उड़ी जाऊँ ना जाने कहाँ
कारे कारे बदरा
बने हैं मोरा कजरा
हैं जागी जागी आँखों में सपने जवां
गुन गुन गाउँ
हवा में लहराऊँ
मैं उड़ी उड़ी जाऊँ ना जाने कहाँ


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