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This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, 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.

#the Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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# Bhoole-Bisre Geet # 57 #
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In a few of my earlier posts on the blog, I have discussed how some songs become part of our memories and keep haunting us from time to time, either for some reasons or sometimes without any reasons.

Some songs bring back memories and some just bring back feeling of nostalgia. There are some songs that stay with us because they are part of our growing years.

We keep looking for such separated at childhood songs for our listening pleasure and/or nostalgia till we manage to locate them.

Today’s song is one such song which hadstayed in my memory over the years and and one that I was looking for since 1985-86 when I started collecting cassettes of songs.

This song was still there in my memory and had continued to stay undetected even two decades later when I discovered this blog.

It was only when I got my first copy of HFGK of the decade 1971-1980 (i.e. Vol-V) that I found out the name of this movie the song was from. It was more that one year later that I had realised that this song was not yet covered here.

Whenever I find un discussed songs like this, I start imagining in my mind that the song may have been a special song, being held back for some special occasion. Sometimes such songs do get discussed, but not necessarily on a special occasion and often without much fanfare either when I would feel that the song was worthy of better covereage. 😊

I decided to watch this movie ‘Patanga-1971’ which is available on YT which was the name of the movie this “special” song was from.

The reason why this song was stuck up in my mind could be because I may have watched the movie with my Parents or Uncles in my early childhood when I was too young to recall much. I must have been three and half years or little more then as the dates of the release of the movie suggests. I also feel that this song (from this movie) may have been a frequently played song on radio during those years.

I would categorise this song is the same category of my nostalgic songs as ‘Kaisa jaadu daalaa ma banarasi roomaal waala’ and ‘Joode mein gajra mat baandho’ which haunting me for many years before I finally managed to locate them.

Coming back to the song being presented today, if you watch the movie, you will find no reason for this song to be there in the movie where it appears. It just comes as a ‘filler’ and has no connection with the storyline or no connected events also. (That is what I can conclude by watching the movie till this song and a little more after the song is over).

The movie itself, as other song posts of this movie suggests, was not a success I think, and moves forward on a predictable story line, except that Ajit does not plays a villain’s role in this movie.

The song is very nice to listen to and watch too. Jayshree T and the actor (I am unable to identify the actor?) have given a rocking performance on the soulful singing of Asha Bhonsle and Rafi Saab.

Lyrics by Hasrat Jaipuri are also very good and Shankar Jaikishan’s music is as expected and melodious.

Now, it was only the ‘mukhda’ of this song ‘patangaa jal jal jal mar jaaye…’ and there after only its tune that was there playing in my mind over all these years. While preparing this post I have now listened to it and watched it many times.

This is the fifth song (including one multiple version) to be posted on the blog. Four songs have been posted earlier on the blog which also includes the more popular (?) ‘Thodaa ruk jaayegi to tera kyaa jaayegaa’ .

I am not aware how today’s song fared at that time and would request knowledgeable readers to throw more light on it and the movie.

(Note: – In HFGK, Vol -V 1971-1980 under song list of the songs of this movie today’s song is mentioned at number two while in the movie it is on number four and I don’t know if it is just by mistake or there is any reason for that).

‘Patanga-1971’ (or Patangaa-1971) was directed by Kedar Kapoor for K.R. Films, Bombay.

It was produced by Kedar Kapoor and R.S. Sharma.

It had Shashi Kapoor, Vimi, Ajit, Sajjan, Wasti, Ashok Kapoor, Laxmi Chhaya, Zeb Rehman, Jagdish Raj, Ram Mohan, Leela Mishra, Pravin Paul, Geeta, Amina Bai, Ram Avtaar, Shekhar Purohit, Prem, Shiv Chander, Ravinder Kumar, Haroon, Lal, Nasir, Balram, Santosh, Rajkumar, Basant, Jayshree T and Rajinder Nath.

Story of this movie was written by Vinod Kumar. Screenplay and dialogues were written by Pt.Mukhram Sharma.
Editing of this movie was done by B.S.Glaad.

There are eight songs (seven+one) in this movie, with one song having two parts. Lyrics of these songs are written by Neeraj (four songs), Hasrat Jaipuri (three songs) and Indeewar (one song).

Music for this movie was composed by Shankar – Jaikishan (assited by Dattram and Sabastian).
This movie was passed by Censor Board on 20.08.1971.

As mentioned above the today’s song is the fifth song of this movie being posted today after a gap of almost two years.

Let us now enjoy the today’s song.


Song-Patanga jal jal jal mar jaaye (Patanga)(1971) Singers-Rafi, Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Hasrat Jaipuri, MD-Shankar Jaikishan

Lyrics

O lehriye waali
O motiyonwaali
O lehraa
O lehraa
O lehraa aa

Bum
Bum
Hmm hmm
Hoye hoye hoye hoye
Hai
Hai
Hoye
Hoye
Hoye
Hai
Hai
Hoye
Hoye
Burrrrr aahaa
Haaye haaye
Hai hai
Haaye
Haaye

Patangaa aa
Patangaa jal jal jal mar jaaye
Ye deepak jhoom jhoom lehraaye
Patangaa jal jal jal mar jaaye
Ye deepak jhoom jhoom lehraaye ae
Ye deepak lau usi se lagaaye
Patangaa bhed jaan naa paaye
Ye deepak lau usi se lagaaye
Patangaa bhed jaan naa paaye

Man ki agan ko haaye nahin jaanaa aa
Aag se khela ye parwaanaa aa
Man ki agan ko haaye nahin jaanaa aa
Aag se khela ye parwaanaa aa
Man ki lagi hai tan ujiyaaraa
Jalte rehna bhaag hamaaraa
O o o
Ye batiyaan kaun tujhe samjhaaye
Ye batiyaan kaun tujhe samjhaaye

Patangaa jal jal jal mar jaaye
Ye deepak jhoom jhoom lehraaye ae
Ye deepak lau usi se lagaaye
Patangaa bhed jaan naa paaye ae

Kaam hai aasaan hunh
bas mar jaana aa
Kaam hai mushkil
khud ko jalaana aa
Kaam hai aasaan
haan bas mar jaana aa
Kaam hai mushkil
khud ko jalaana aa

Tore milan mein jaan to jaaye
Pyaar ki lekin aan na jaaye
O o o
Hamesha preet ki reet nibhaaye
Hamesha preet ki reet nibhaaye
Ye deepak lau usi se lagaaye
Patangaa bhed jaan naa paaye

Patangaa jal jal jal mar jaaye
Ye deepak jhoom jhoom lehraaye ae

Tera ujaala paaun jahaan par
Pankh pasaare aaun wahaan par
Haaye
Tera ujaala paaun jahaan par
Pankh pasaare aaoon wahaan par
Bhor bhaye tak panth nihaaroon
Tere liye main umr guzaaroon
Ho o o
Mujhe to aur koyi naa bhaaye
Mujhe to aur koyi naa bhaaye

Patangaa jal jal jal mar jaaye
Ye deepak jhoom jhoom lehraaye ae
Ye deepak lau usi se lagaaye
Patangaa bhed jaan naa paaye ae

Patangaa jal jal jal mar jaaye
Ye deepak jhoom jhoom lehraaye ae

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Lyrics in Devnagri Script (provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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ओ लहरिये वाली
ओ मोतियोंवाली
ओ लहरा
ओ लहरा
ओ लहरा आ

बम
बम
हम्म हम्म
होए होए होए होए
है
है
होए
होए
ब्रुर्र्र्रररर आहा
होए
होए
हाय हाय
है है
हाय हाय

पतंगा आ
पतंगा जल जल जल मर जाए
ये दीपक झूम झूम लहराए
पतंगा जल जल जल मर जाए
ये दीपक झूम झूम लहराए ए
ये दीपक लौ उसी से लगाए
पतंगा भेद जान ना पाए
ये दीपक लौ उसी से लगाए
पतंगा भेद जान ना पाए

मन की अगन को हाय नहीं जाना आ
आग से खेला ये परवाना आ
मन की अगन को हाय नहीं जाना आ
आग से खेला ये परवाना आ
मन की लगे है तन उजियारा
जलते रहना भाग हमारा
ओ ओ ओ
ये बतिया कौन तुझे समझाए
ये बतिया कौन तुझे समझाए

पतंगा जल जल जल मर जाए
ये दीपक झूम झूम लहराए ए
ये दीपक लौ उसी से लगाए
पतंगा भेद जान ना पाए ए

काम है आसान हुंह
बस मर जाना आ
काम है मुश्किल
खुद को जलाना आ
काम है आसान बस मर जाना आ
काम है मुश्किल खुद को जलाना आ

तोरे मिलन में जान तो जाए
प्यार की लेकिन आन न जाए
ओ ओ ओ
हमेशा प्रीत की रीत निभाये
हमेशा प्रीत की रीत निभाये
ये दीपक लौ उसी से लगाए
पतंगा भेद जान ना पाए ए

पतंगा जल जल जल मर जाए
ये दीपक झूम झूम लहराए ए

तेरा उजाला पाऊं जहां पर
पंख पसारे आऊँ वहाँ पर
हाए
तेरा उजाला पाऊं जहां पर
पंख पसारे आऊँ वहाँ पर
भोर भये तक पंथ निहारूं
तेरे लिए मैं उम्र गुजारूं
हो ओ ओ
मुझे तो और कोई ना भाए
मुझे तो और कोई ना भाए

पतंगा जल जल जल मर जाए
ये दीपक झूम झूम लहराए ए
ये दीपक लौ उसी से लगाए
पतंगा भेद जान ना पाए ए

पतंगा जल जल जल मर जाए
ये दीपक झूम झूम लहराए ए

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This article is written by Peevesie’s mom, 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.

Hullo Atulwaasis

I know many followers of this blog are also fans of cricket. I am sure many have their favourite cricket commentators. I will not say Sunil Gavaskar is my favourite commentator but yes, I remember many points that he has made over the years in his commentary. Specially in the period when he had just taken to commentary after his stint as a successful cricketer. This is a point he has made regularly, it can be taken as his advice to young cricketers. He has said and I quote: “always try to reach your milestone run of 50 or 100 with a four or two, never a single.”

He gives an explanation to support this thought “it covers for any short run, or any run which the batsman has scored which has inadvertently been credited to extras.” He further used to advice that in case it was a single that took you to 50 or 100 then it is always good to follow it up with a single or two to cover up for inadvertent wrong markings. It seems this was the advice his coach gave him. It makes sense but must have been true for the age and time when computers had not yet stepped in and replaced manual score cards.

Why did I start my post with the above thoughts? Is today’s post of mine cricket based? No! it is just my first single after my double hundred. I remember I had waited for about six balls oops! 😉 days after my first hundred to write a post or find an occasion to write. But this time around I have found the perfect ball (occasion) to hit a defensive stroke needed for a quick single.

Today our dear Golden Zulfonwali turns a year older. She used to say her name was “Chin Chin Chu” asked us to live life whole heartedly as “Kitty Kelly”. And I hope we have not run out of songs picturised on her considering we have 237 of her songs on the blog already. She must be the only female actor whose songs we have as a separate category on our blog.

Oh yes, I am talking of Helen Khan a.k.a Helen Ann Richardson meaning our very own Helen. She has always had a special place in the hearts of cine-lovers. I have heard people relate how at one time distributors used to force producers and directors to insert a situation so that a dance by Helen could be included in the movie. Also costume designers have related how she used to patiently wait when they used to stitch her various outfits on her body and how she had developed a habit of picking up accessories like hats, feathers, stoles and furs etc on her various trips, things which she later used on her costumes. She has acted in about 700 movies (not sure of the exact number). I have seen her in two Tamil songs too- one with Shivaji Ganesan and other with Rajnikanth in “Billa” (a remake of ‘Don’) where she had the role of Kamini as in the original “Don”

Wishing our darling Helen, a very healthy semi-retired life. I say semi-retired as she makes an appearance on-screen once every few years when she finds roles appropriate to her age. She has danced in a few of them too. Today we have song from the time when she was at her peak. It is a dance where her outfit has fruits stuck in them. Then she has the top of a lampshade for a cap. the song shows her enjoying herself. It is a song where Radha Saluja fantasises that her husband Kiran Kumar is being willingly seduced by Helen in the 1973 film ‘Aaj Ki Tazaa Khabar’. It is sung by Asha Bhonsle, written by Hasrat Jaipuri and music is by Shankar Jaikishan.

Wish you a very Happy Birthday dear Helen.


Song-Khilta hua shabaab hai (Aaj Ki Taaza Khabar)(1973) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Hasrat Jaipuri, MD-Shankar Jaikishan

Lyrics

ha ha haha hahaha
aa jaa

khilta hua shabab hai
aise me kuchh
ha ha haha hahaha

khilta hua shabab hai
aise me kuchh kaho
mausam bhi  lajawaab hai
aise me kuchh kaho
ye hey
ey hey
ye hey
ooooooo
khilta hua shabab hai
aise me kuchh kaho
mausam bhi  lajawaab hai
aise me kuchh kaho

ae
hmmmm
hahaha haha
aankhon mein bhi nasha hai
baahon mein bhi nasha hai
saanson mein bhi nasha hai
aahon me bhi nasha hai
aankhon mein bhi nasha hai
baahon mein bhi nasha hai
saanson mein bhi nasha hai
aahon me bhi nasha hai
ey hey
oo ho
ho ho
nasha hai
sara badan sharaab hai
aise me kuchh kaho
mausam bhi lajawaab hai
aise me kuchh kaho

arre
hmm
ha haha
ye raat naujawaan hai
khoya hua kahaan hai
masti bhara samaan hai
koi na darmiyaan hai
ye raat naujawaan hai
khoya hua kahaan hai
masti bhara samaan hai
koi na darmiyaan hai
re re
ru ru
re re
oooooooo
aur pyaar behisaab hai
aise me kuchh kaho
mausam bhi lajawaab hai
aise me kuchh kaho
hey hey
hey hey
hey hey
hahaha haha

khilta hua shabaab hai
aise me kuchh. . .
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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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हा हा हाहा हाहाहा
आ जा

खिलता हुआ शबाब है
ऐसे में कुछ
हा हा हाहा हाहाहा

खिलता हुआ शबाब है
ऐसे में कुछ कहो
मौसम भी लाजवाब है
ऐसे में कुछ कहो
ये हे
ए हे
ये हे
ऊ॰ ॰ ॰
खिलता हुआ शबाब है
ऐसे में कुछ कहो
मौसम भी लाजवाब है
ऐसे में कुछ कहो


हम्मम
हाहाहा हाहा
आँखों में भी नशा है
बाहों में भी नशा है
साँसों में भी नशा है
आहों में भी नशा है
आँखों में भी नशा है
बाहों में भी नशा है
साँसों में भी नशा है
आहों में भी नशा है
ए हे
ओ हो
हो हो
नशा है
सारा बदन शराब है
ऐसे में कुछ कहो
मौसम भी लाजवाब है
ऐसे में कुछ कहो

अरे
हम्मम
हा हाहा
ये रात नौजवान है
खोया हुआ कहाँ है
मस्ती भरा समां है
कोई ना दरमियां
ये रात नौजवान है
खोया हुआ कहाँ है
मस्ती भरा समां है
कोई ना दरमियां
रे रे
रु रु
रे रे
ऊ॰ ॰ ॰
और प्यार बेहिसाब है
ऐसे में कुछ कहो
मौसम भी लाजवाब है
ऐसे में कुछ कहो

हे हे
हे हे
हे हे
हाहाहा हाहा
खिलता हुआ शबाब है
ऐसे में कुछ॰ ॰ ॰


This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, 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.

After an enforced hiatus of over a month, I am back again with yet another song from the yore.

During this period, I acutely realised how much this Blog, its people, Hindi old films and songs had become a part of my life and I missed all this. When I was younger and ran after my career, the same feeling used to be there. Now of course, there are deadlines,commitments,accountability and work satisfaction, but of different kind. Equally important, nevertheless. I was overwhelmed with the good wishes and prayers for me from friends during this period. God is Great and everything fitted in place finally and I am once again ready to pour my heart here in discussing songs, people and films. Thanks to all.

Today’s song is from a film called Gopinath-48. This film is known to many, only for the original song and tune, used by Raj Kapoor in his film ‘Satyam Shivam Sundaram ‘-78 in the song “Yashomati maiyya se poochhe Nandlala, Radha kyun gori, main kyun kaala “.

But there is much more to this film than only this song.

The film belongs to the Bengali tradition of melodramas. The main Heroine Tripti Mitra has given a remarkable performance. In shifting the tragedy from Devdas type male anxiety for a woman’s condition, the film chronicles how women get caught in the traditional environment. Mahesh Kaul, who wrote the story, screen play and dialogues, besides directing it, picked a delicate subject and handled it skilfully. He also acted in this film in the role of a movie director.

This was Raj Kapoor’s first major appearance on screen, before he became a legend later on. He excelled as an actor here. The film ends with an unusual scene.

When the film was released, it was hailed by critics as a work of art, much ahead of its time. It was creditable for Mahesh Kaul to have made this film, when the Indian Cinema was yet to become an adult. No wonder, the Government of India has preserved a print of Gopinath-48 in its National Film Archives for posterity. The acting of Raj Kapoor confirmed, his greatness would have matched any actor in the world, only if he had not wasted his talent in imitating Chaplin. This is my personal opinion.

There were two Heroines. One was Tripti Mitra, a big name in Bangla films and stage movement. She acted in only 3 Hindi movies. Gopinath-48, Dharati ke Lal-46 and Munna-54. Munna was a sequel to Dharati Ke Lal- both films directed by K.A.Abbas.

Smt. TRIPTI MITRA, née Tripti Bhaduri (Born 25 October 1925 – Died 24 May 1989), popular Indian Actress of Bengali Theatre and Films. She was the wife of Sombhu Mitra, noted Theatre & Film Director, with whom she co-founded pioneering theatre group Bohurupee in 1948. She has acted in films like Jukti Takko Aar Gappo and Dharti Ke Lal.

She was awarded Padma Shri and the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award, the highest Indian recognition given to practicing artists, given by Sangeet Natak Akademi, India’s National Academy for Music, Dance and Drama.

Tripti Mitra was born in Dinajpur (British India) on 25 October 1925. Her father was Ashutosh Bhaduri and mother was Shailabala Debi. In Dinajpur Minor School she studied up to class six, then she came to Kolkata and got admission in Pyaricharan School. After passing Higher Secondary Examination from that school, she got admission in Ashutosh College. But she could not complete her studies since she got a job. She married Sombhu Mitra in December, 1945. She has a daughter Shaoli Mitra, who is also an actress and director.

Tripti Mitra had been acting in theatre since her teens. She first acted in her cousin Bijon Bhattacharya’s play Agun (Fire) in 1943. After watching her stage performance in noted IPTA play, Nabanna (Harvest) based on Bengal famine of 1943, director Khwaja Ahmad Abbas took her to Bombay to act in Gana Natya Sangha’s film Dharti Ke Lal in 1943, partly based on the play. Her first Bengali film was Pathik in 1953, the film was directed by Debaki Kumar Basu. She also acted in Ritwik Ghatak’s last film, Jukti Takko Aar Gappo (1974).

In 1948, Shombhu and Tripti Mitra founded their own theatre group named Bohurupee. She acted in innumerable plays mostly along with her husband Sombhu Mitra,a colossus in the field of theatre, to become one of the most legendary beings of Bengali theatre, most famous for her role as Nandini, the protagonist of Rabindranath Tagore’s Rakta Karabi. She also acted in Jago Hua Savera, a 1959 Urdu movie produced in Dhaka, East Pakistan (now Bangladesh), based on a Manik Bandopadhya’s classic novel Padma Nadir Majhi. Tripti Mitra died on 24 May 1989.

The second Heroine was Latika. In the year 2014, I got in touch with Ms. Sindy Bell, daughter of Latika and a resident of London, U.K. Sindy was kind enough to provide me a brief note on her Biography. Latika had acted only in 13 films from 1944 to 1948.

” Latika was born 13th October, 1924 in Darjeeling. Her Tibetan name was Hungu-Lamou. Her mother was Tibetan. Her father was an Australian who adopted Buddhism, living in India as a race horse trainer for the Maharajas. He died when Latika was still very young leaving her with a newly born brother. As a child, Latika was sent to the Kalimpong girl’s orphanage also called ‘The Homes’ for her education by her mother and new step-father until she was 16. Her mother had four more children, her half-brothers and sisters.

The Homes (one for girls, one for boys) were founded by a Scottish missionary, so as a child, Latika was christened Agnes and this is the name she uses in England. Her mother was Buddhist, her step-father, an Anglo-Indian by the name of Webber, was a Protestant but Buddhism was the prevalent faith among her surrounding family of aunties and uncles in Darjeeling.

Latika’s step-father was an engineer who built bridges and due to his work, when she was a teenager, they moved to Mumbai. It was there that Latika made friends with a neighbour who was a kathak dancer and actress. She was invited to visit the Minerva film studios and was there spotted by the director Sohrab Modi and offered the opportunity to act. This was where she was given the stage name Latika, which she is still called by friends and family in India to this day.

In those days, all the scripts were in Urdu which she read beautifully and also learnt kathak dancing. I’m sure you already know the 12 films Latika acted in from the mid 1940’s to early 1950’s, in particular the film Gopinath with Raj Kapoor (1948), where she played the ‘femme fatale’ and her lovely dance sequence in Jugnu (1947).

Latika had always had a respect and interest in holy writings. It was during this period that she met a Jehovah’s Witness who was able to explain the bible, not as a church book, but as holy writings, it’s answers to the ‘big’ questions we all ask and it’s promised blessings. It satisfied all of Latika’s questions about life, so she became a Jehovah’s Witness.

It was while as an actress she met and eventually became friends with Gope at the studios. To this day, Latika says he was the kindest, most compassionate man she ever met. They married and, at Gope’s request, Latika retired from the film industry.

Latika did introduce Gope to the bible. He would read by himself (or as my mother would say, ‘exclaim in delight!’), passages from it, early mornings on the verandah before work. She said he was particularly taken with the accounts of Jesus and how tenderly he treated people. To her surprise, of his own volition, he too become a Jehovah’s Witness.

Gope had a large house in Juhu which also came to house all Latika’s family. When we saw it, it had became a hotel but I’m not sure what has happened to it now.

Before Gope’s death, they had two sons, Gope Jr, and Lalith. When Gope suddenly and unexpectedly died, when the boys were three and five, mum decided to join her siblings who had earlier migrated to the UK. I came from her second marriage.

Latika is still alive and very well and living in the UK. She is in her 90th year, still beautiful. My niece’s second name is Latika and Gope Jr’s two sons bear the (second) name of Gope also. Latika has a big family with grand-children and great grand-children, all from Gope’s lineage. ”

On 25-9-2012, I had written this review of Gopinath-48, in this Blog–

GOPINATH-1948 was a Shanti lok Chitra film.It was produced and Directed by Mahesh Kaul, who not only wrote its story,screenplay and dialogues,but also acted in it.

The music was by Ninu Muzumdar and lyrics by Ram murthy Chaturvedi.There were 9 songs in the film, including 2 Bhajans of Meerabai and Surdas each.

The cast was Raj Kapoor,Tripti Mitra,Latika,Randhir,Anwari Bai, Sachin Ghosh etc.

This was a story of Gopi (Tripti Mitra), who is an orphan in the house of Mohan (Raj Kapoor). She is abandoned by her only brother. Gopi loves Mohan, but Mohan loves Neela Devi, an actress (Latika).

Gopi is frustrated and is mad,when Mohan returns to her after getting fed up and disillusioned by Neela Devi.

I saw this movie in its IInd run in early 1950s, but I had my notes on this movie.

Although some critics had actually lauded Raj Kapoor’s performance in this film, I felt that Tripti had outclassed RK in this film.

There are in all 9 songs in the film. Today’s song is only the second song to be discussed here. All songs,videos and the film are available on YT. This song is sung by Shamshad Begum and chorus. This dance song is very melodious, with a lilting tune. You will enjoy it….


Song-Baali umar piyaa mor mor mor (Gopinath)(1948) Singer-Shamshad Begam, Lyrics-Rammurty Chaturvedi, MD-Ninu Majumdar
Chorus

Lyrics

baali umar piyaa mor mor mor
jiyaraa naa maane
haay jiyaraa naa maane
o o o
baali umar piyaa mor mor mor
jiyaraa naa maane

haay jiyaraa naa maane
o o o

jabse dekhaa hai tumhen aen aen aen
bas kho gaye hain ham kahin
naa tasalli hai
naa ji ko chain hai ae
ek dam kahin
chhaayi ghataa ghanghor ghor ghor
jiyaraa naa maane

haay jiyaraa naa maane
o o o
baali umar piyaa mor mor mor
jiyaraa naa maane

haay jiyaraa naa maane
o o o

par nahin
ud kar tumhaare paas jo aa jaayen ham
aa jaayen ham
aa jaayen ham

dil samajhtaa hi nahin
kyun kar ise samjhaayen ham
samjhaayen ham
samjhaayen ham

chhoot jaaye gham ke haathon se
jo nikle dam kahin
khaaq aisi zindagi par
tum kahin aur ham kahin
pi pi papihaa kare shor shor shor
jiyaraa naa maane

haay jiyaraa naa maane
o o o
baali umar piyaa mor mor mor
jiyaraa naa maane
haay jiyaraa naa maane

o o o


This article is written by Peevesie’s mom, 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.

This article is Peevesie’s mom’s 200th writeup in the blog

Hullo Atuldom

I had a message from Atulji after he posted my last contribution: “Your next write-up will be your 200th. So, make that a special write-up. 🙂 ”. And my reaction was “oh maa”. I didn’t realise I had done 200 posts. I knew I was within touching distance of the double century but not just one run away. But then here it is and I must thank Atulji for posting 99% of all that I have written and sent him since 2012.

Mere yaar ko mere allah de ek chaand sa pyaara lalla was my first post ever in any blog. I remember what I had sent him was one long unstructured post. Atulji was good enough to edit it to look readable. Plus the lyrics that I had sent had to be corrected for spellings etc. Before the song from “Dacait” I used to only send lyrics of those songs which I thought everyone will like and enjoy.

The first person to tell me “now that you have started writing please don’t stop” was my daughter, our Peevesie. I think I have kept my promise to her. My next post came around 15 days later for the birthdates of Amitabh and Rekha and since then whenever I think of a song I try to write something around that particular actor or actresses’ birthdays. That means I don’t write daily but about once in a week or 10 days.

My 100th post came up with this Sanjeev Kumar-Vidya Sinha song from “Hiraasat” and that first 100 took me a little more than three years. Now this next 100 posts have come in two years, so, just goes to show how much addiction I have developed in writing “for the blog”. And no, I have never tried to find rare songs only tried for different combinations. I also try my best to write and send a post for some dates in the calendar of this blog in addition to birthdates of Amitabh, Rekha, Kishore Kumar etc.

Now today is also a birthdate of an actress of the time when I was growing up. She was a style icon in her times. She proved that a girl clothed in western outfits was as much an Indian as a girl in a saree or salwar suit. She was unconventional in her style of dressing as well as the roles she chose. Consider this- you debut in a sister role to a hero and in your next movie with the same hero you try to woo him. Cut to two years later you again pair up with the actor and this time as his romantic co-star, this was something unheard of in an industry which said once a sister always a sister.

But without rebelling against the norms of the industry she gained a foothold in Bollywood and went on to be the favourite of the masses. B.R Chopra (whose anniversary was on 8th of this month) cast her in the role of a lady caught in a difficult marriage early on in her career and later he showed faith in her and this time cast her as rape- survivor who kills her tormentor when she finds that he has committed the same crime on her younger sister. Okay I agree my preamble is getting very confusing. I am talking of Zeenat Aman or Zeenie baby as her fans used to call her. The two B.R. Chopra films are “Dhundh” and “Insaaf Ka Tarazu”. The other movies that I referred to were- “Hare Rama Hare Krishna”, “Heera Panna” and “Ishk Ishk Ishk”- all with Dev Anand (she did about seven movies with Dev Anand.)

Zeenat Aman was liked by the audiences no matter whom she was paired with whether Amitabh, Vinod Khanna, Dharmendra, Sanjeev Kumar etc. Oh yes, she had paired romantically with Sanjeev Kumar too. Remember “Manoranjan” “Takkar” etc. She was friendly with her female co-actors too as could be seen when she appeared in an episode of “Koffee with Karan” with Hema Malini. There have been movies where she has co-starred with Parveen Babi, Shabana Azmi, Moushmi Chatterjee etc.

I am spoilt for choice as to which song to present today. I can choose from any of the movies I have mentioned or a song with any of the co-stars I have listed. I am choosing a song with the co-stars I listed, in fact a song which features three talented ladies- Parveen Babi, Shabana Azmi and our dear birthday girl Zeenie. It is from the 1982 Umesh Mehra directed “Ashanti”. It had a huge star cast led by Rajesh Khanna and Mithun Chakravarty with the above-mentioned ladies and Amrish Puri. The music director was R.D. Burman and lyricist was Anand Bakshi. Today’s song is sung by Asha Bhonsle and Lata Mangeshkar. We have Mithun and Rajesh Khanna in disguise for that matter even the girls are dressed as Lavani dancers.

Happy Birthday Zeenat dear. Wish you all health and happiness today and forever.


Song-Laungi mirchi main Kolhapur ki (Ashanti)(1982) Singers-Asha Bhonsle, Lata, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-R D Burman
All

Lyrics

suniye
main jis sheher mein jaati hooon
kehte hai sheher ke log
arey saare seher ko lag jaata hai
mere prem ka rog
kehta thha ye ek paagal thaane ka pahreder
ho o o o
arey tere aashiq bhare hain andar
paagal hain do chaar aar
hhaa aaa aa aa
o bach ke rahna
phir na kehna
laungi mirchi main kolhapur ki
lagi toh mushkil hogi
ho laungi mirchi main kolhapur chi
lagi toh mushkil hogi
si si karte phiroge ji ji
si si karte phiroge ji ee ee
lagi toh mushkil hogi

laungi mirchi main kolhapur chi
lagi toh mushkil hogi
laungi mirchi main kolhapur ki
lagi toh mushkil hogi
si si karte phiroge ji ji
si si karte phiroge ji ee ee
lag gayi toh mushkil hogi

ho laungi mirchi main kolhapur ki
daajiba
lagi toh mushkil hogi
haan

aisi tikhat main aisi karaari
kuchh mat poochho baat
ik baabu ne pakad liya thha
ik din raste mein haath
aisi tikhat main aisi karaari
kuchh mat poochho baat
ik baabu ne pakad liya thha
ik din raste mein haath

bechaare ki chutti ho gayi ee ee ee hi hi
bechaare ki chutti ho gayi
aisa ho gaya haal
log uthha ke le gaye usko seedha haspataal
bachke rehna
phir na kahna

laungi mirchi main kolhapur ki
daajiba
lagi toh mushkil hogi
laungi mirchi main kolhapur ki
pahuna
lagi toh mushkil hogi
haan

bade badon ke chhakke chhoote
sun kar mera naam
aate jaate karte hain sab
door se mujhe salaam

bade badon ke chhakke chhoote
sunkar mera naam
aate jaate karte hain sab
door se mujhe salaam
ek gali ka ladka mujhse
ae ae ae ae he
ek gali ka ladka mujhse
kar baitha thha preet
aaj talak gaata phirta
galiyon mein yahi geet

o bach ke rahna
phir na kehna
ho laungi mirchi main kolhapur ki
pahuna
lagi toh mushkil hogi
ho laungi mirchi main kolhapur ki
dajiba
lagi toh mushkil hogi
haan

waise to main sharmeeli hoon
lekin mere hazoor
mirchi mirchi hoti hai
nahin hoti koi khajoor
bhool se ik deewaana mera aa aa ho
bhool se ik deewaana mera
dil baitha thha maang
wahin hai baithha
jahaan pe maine
todi uski taang

o bach ke rahna
phir na kahna
ho laungi mirchi main kolhapur ki
pahuna
lagi toh mushkil hogi
laungi mirchi main kolhapur li
lagi toh mushkil hogi
si si karte phiroge ji ji
si si karte phiroge ji ee ee
lagi toh mushkil hogi
ho laungi mirchi main kolhapur ki
dajiba
lag gayi toh mushkil hogi
haan


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.

ना जाने क्यों॰ ॰ ॰ होता है ये ज़िंदगी के साथ
अचानक ये मन
किसी के जाने के बाद
करे फिर उसकी याद॰ ॰ ॰

Aah, Shyama. . . the vivacious, bubbly, chirpy, charming Shyama. That is the image that the mind always carries, of this spirited young lady, so full of life on the screen. Some memories and some reflections are so firmly engraved in the mind that it simply does not register or acknowledge the passage of time and the passing of eras. That is the beauty of these memories – that their beauty simply never fades away.

My very first encounter with her was the song “Mujhe Mil Gaya Bahaana Teri Deed Ka” (film ‘Barsaat Ki Raat’, 1960). I saw this song on Delhi TV, most probably in some edition of the Chitrahaar program. Shama (Shyama) is on screen with Shabaab (Ratna), her younger sister in the film. There is an exchange that leads to certain wrong impressions. Being secretly in love with Amaan (Bharat Bhushan), Shama interprets that conversation to be in her favour. And this happy song of an assumed fulfilment of love is the outcome. The expressions and the rendering of this love song trickled right into the mind and heart of a very young heart, and the lady on the screen became a favorite crush of mine.

A few years later, I would get a chance to see this complete film. And my heart was both joyous and asunder. I got to see more of her scintillating performance, especially the qawwaali “Ji Chaahta Hai Choom Loon Apni Nazar Ko Main”, in which she is brimming with excitement and delight. She makes you feel the thrill that she is experiencing, going in for the kill of the opposite party in the qawwaali competition. Her performance simply takes you along that joyous path of the victory of her singing group over that of Chand Khan’s (Khurshid Bawra’s) group. But then, I was also sad that in the final outcome, she is not the choice of the person she adores and worships. The film ends with her being the loser in the game of love. My heart wept for her, for her love was true and silent, and it made the sacrifice in face of knowing that her beau’s heart is smitten elsewhere. This film remains an all time favorite in my heart.

Then came other films, viewed some years later during college days. Films from the previous three decades were mostly showing as reruns in morning shows (9am to 12 am). We used to skip the morning classes in the college to go visit these unknown unseen films, for the love of that golden era. In that time, I would get to see ‘Aar Paar’ (1954), ‘Shart’ (1954), ‘Chhoo Mantar’ (1956), ‘Makkheechoos’ (1956), ‘Bhai Bhai’ (1956), ‘Sharda’ (1957), ‘Bhaabhi’ (1957), ‘Lala Rukh’ (1958), ‘Zabak’ (1961) and many more. The ‘puppy’ crush was long over and done with, but Shyama was a favorite actress – always would be ready to go see an unseen film, especially if Shyama was part of the cast of actors.

She was born as Khursheed Akhtar, in Lahore. Her date of birth is stated differently in different online sources. The anniversaries table on our blog gives the date as 12th June of 1935. Cineplot gives the date as 7th June, 1935. In his book ‘Beete Kal Ke Sitaare’, Shri Sriram Tamrakar quotes her birth date as 12th July 1933. There are other sources which are at variance with these dates too.

When she was two years old, her family moved to Bombay. Her father was a fruit merchant and had set up a shop in Byculla. With seven siblings, Shyama was part of a large family. School and studies never did interest her. Right from childhood, being a star on the silver screen was her dream. As a child, she had seen a film starring Ishwarlal and Khursheed (the famous singer-actress). She was very impressed by Khursheed’s singing and her acting. On seeing this role, a resolve started to form in her to become an actor. [Ed Note: This picture possibly could be ‘Shaadi’ (1941) or ‘Chandni’ (1942).]

As a young girl, she was quite mischievous and full of pranks. Her elder sisters would admonish her for being such a tomboy. In her own words (from an interview on Cineplot) she says that she always wanted a hungama, indulge in a little romance. But she was very disciplined and cultured too. She never smoked, or drank all her life. And she never appeared in a swimsuit throughout her career. She was very true to her Muslim upbringing and family traditions.

In 1944/45 she and her sisters and friends, one day went to see the shooting of a film at a studio in Dadar (Bombay). The shooting of the film ‘Zeenat’ (1945) was in progress. The specific sequence being filmed was the now iconic all female qawwaali “Aahen Na Bharin, Shiqwe Na Kiye”. As luck would have it, Shaukat Hussain Rizvi, the director of the film, wanted to have more girls to join the singing group. He asked this group of onlooker young ladies whether they would like to join the filming of this song. Without hesitation, Khursheed raised her hand. Rizvi Sb picked her to join the group and play the dholak. In the video of this song, one can see her sitting in the second row behind the main singers, wearing a traditional cap, with a dholak in her lap. The young lady got a billing in the star credits as Baby Khursheed. She was just about 10 years old.

Her father was very upset that his daughter had made this impromptu decision, and was set against her joining films. However, her mother and her sisters prevailed upon him and calmed him to get his consent to permit her to work in films. So out went the school and studies, and the little Khurshid started her career doing child roles and extras. By her own estimates, she probably has appeared 80 films in which she was just an extra or a chorus girl.

‘Nai Maa’ is a 1946 film, which Shyama herself indicates as being her first formal role as a child star. The film is from the banner of Prakash Pictures – the production house of the Bhatt brothers – Vijay and Shankar Bhai. With the consideration that there already were two actresses named Khursheed in the industry, Vijay Bhatt suggested for her to change her name to avoid same-name-confusions. He thought of the name ‘Shyama’. The young Khursheed happily took it on, and this name turned to be her career and her destiny.

Getting seriously into small roles as a child and a teenage artist, she did two very important things. One, she refused to be disheartened by the long succession of bit-roles and being a supporting cast member. Two, she took on to get trained in music and dance, and spent a good slice of her developmental years under the tutelage of the famous Badri Prasad, the multi-talented artist active in the industry at that time. Her perseverance paid off. Her roles started to get more prominent, and her co-stars the more famous ones. She appeared as the younger sister to KL Saigal in ‘Parwaana’ (1947). The same year, she also appeared as the younger sister of Motilal in ‘Beete Din’. On to 1949, and she was now the younger sibling of actor Shyam in the film ‘Kaneez’.

In 1950, she got a very prominent role as the wayward younger sister of Shyam and Karan Dewan in the film ‘Chhoti Bhaabhi’. The title role was played by Nargis (paired with Karan Dewan), but the role played by Shyama was pivotal as the rebellious daughter in the family, who is on the verge of eloping with Yakub, a self serving con-man. Then came 1951 – she was paired as the love interest of Balraj Sahni in ‘Hum Log’; and the same year, she got to play a prominent role in ‘Taraana’ as the third part of the love triangle completed by Dilip Kumar and Madhubala.

It was in 1952 that she was able to belie the popular adage in the industry – ‘once an extra, always and extra’. But this graduation was not without its moments of anxiety and a heart stopping near miss. IS Johar was looking for an effervescent and a lively young new face as the lead for his maiden directorial venture – ‘Shrimati Ji’. Familiar with Shyama and her capabilities from their earlier films together viz., ‘Chhoti Bhaabhi’ (1950) and ‘Ek Teri Nishaani’ (1949), Johar chose Shyama from a list of over 100 candidates for the role. Shyama was excited and happy with this groundbreaking development in her career.

But a scare was still in store, and the career that we see, was almost never. A couple of reels had been shot. One day on the studio floor, one of the financiers was present. On seeing Shyama, he made a curt remark that this girl is too thin to impress in a leading role, and walked away. One can imagine the turmoil that followed, with doubts appearing in the minds of the entire team. Shyama herself notes that she went home and cried all night – here was a once in a lifetime break that suddenly became so close to slip out of her fingers. After the crying session was over, she pulled herself together and made a resolve to address even this issue. Next day, she went out to seek medical help. Whoever would think of a thing like a diet to ‘gain’ weight? She went on a crash diet to do exactly this – gain weight. In a short period of time, she gained a reasonable amount of weight, and went right back in to complete the film.

One more significant episode occurred in the year 1951. Shyama was filming for ‘Sazaa’; she was the second lead to Nimmi and again, the third vertex of the love triangle that includes Dev Anand and Nimmi. The director and cinematographer of this film was Fali Mistry. Affections developed between the two, and two got married. Her family would have preferred a Muslim son-in-law. Fali Mistry being a Parsi, her father did not accept her new venture in life. She did get support from her mother, who was present at the small and quiet ceremony for the wedding. Her father  did not communicate with her for years. Shyama mentions in her interview that the ice between them was eventually broken when she gave birth to her first son, and went to him to get his blessings.

One of the understandings between Shyama and Fali was that she would continue to work in films. Apparently there were other suitors also, but as per herself, the proposals did not go further because the gentlemen did not agree to allow her to continue her work.

Through the 1950s, as well as early sixties, Shyama was in the top bracket of leading ladies in Hindi cinema. A golden period in her career, her popularity can be gauged by the fact that 82 of her films were released in the period from 1952 to 1960. In 1954 alone, 14 of her films came on the silver screen, and 13 in the year 1955. In all 27 films in a period of two consecutive years is a record in itself. An interesting aspect of her career has been that while she was in demand as the leading lady, she continued to do all kinds of roles, including second lead and even as a vamp. By her own admission, she was never too much hung up on being the leading lady, but was always more interested in the content of the role. In fact her only Filmfare award is for her performance in ‘Sharda’ in 1957 – as the best female actor in a supporting role. In the later part of 1960s, she transitioned into character roles and continued to work till the end of 1980s. Her last film as a character artist is ‘Hathyaar’ released in 1989.

Fali Mistry passed away unexpectedly in 1979, leaving behind a family of two sons and one daughter.

In the past 3, 4 days I was in travel myself, and was disconnected from the net for part of that time. Settling back after returning, as I processed through the email backlog, I got to see this message from Harish Raghuvanshi ji, informing about the sad demise of Shyama. She was 82, and as per her latest interviews some years back, she was quite satisfied with the full life she had led, and with her accomplishments on the silver screen.

As I sorted through the list of her songs as yet unpublished on our blog, searching for an appropriate song for this tribute, I came across this chirpy and playful song from the film ‘Ghar Basaa Ke Dekho’ from 1963. I had not heard it before. As I played this song, it struck me as so much Shyama herself, and I knew this is the song so suitable to go along with the write up about her. On screen, she leads the singing and dancing within a group of friends. Some of the faces are familiar, but I am unable to place any names. I request our knowledgeable readers and friends to help identify other actresses supporting Shyama in this song.

The words are from the pen of Rajendra Krishan and the lilting music comes from the mind of Chitragupt. The singing voices are of Suman Kalyanpur, Usha Mangeshkar and chorus. Shyama gets to lip sync most of the lines of Suman Kalyanpur, and the lines sung by Usha Mangeshkar are shared between more than one of the supporting ladies on screen.

A wonderful expression of a philosophy of life, that one can surmise from her interviews, was very dear to Shyama herself. The thought behind the bubbly vivacity in this song is just the same thought that first made her raise her hand unhesitatingly to Rizvi Sb’s query on who would like to join the filming of the group song (qawwaali song in ‘Zeenat’). That is Shyama.

Or to put it more correctly now – that was Shyama. Only the memories remain now.

bichhad kar chale jaao hum se kahin
magar ye na kehna mohabbat nahin

magar ye na kehna mohabbat nahin . . .

Dear Shyama, RIP – Rest In Playfulness, Always 🙂

[Acknowledgements: source material for the above article is referred from articles and interviews published on the blogs Cineplot, Beete Huye Din (by Shishir Krishna Sharma), Wikipedia, and a profile article in the book ‘Beete Kal Ke Sitaare’ by Shri Sriram Tamrakar.]

[Ed Note: This song also is a remembrance of Chitragupt; reviving memories of this prolific music director on the anniversary of his birth – 16th November.]

 

Song – Jidhar Jee Mein Aaya Udhar Hum Chale (Ghar Basaa Ke Dekho) (1963) Singer – Suman Kalyanpur, Usha Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Rajendra Krishan, MD – Chitragupt
Suman Kalyanpur + Usha Mangeshkar
Chorus

Lyrics

jidhar jee mein aaya
udhar hum chale
jidhar jee mein aaya
udhar hum chale
hamen duniya se kya
wo marey ya jaley
wo marey ya jaley
hamen duniya se kya
wo marey ya jaley
wo marey ya jaley

jinki kismet mein aish likha hai
aish karte hain aur jeete hain
jinki kismet mein aish likha hai
aish karte hain aur jeete hain
aah bharna hai jinki kismet mein
aah bharte hain ashq peete hain
zindagi kya hai ek hungaama
ek hungaama roz ho jaaye
kehkahon ke bagair kya jeena
zindagi kehkahon mein kho jaaye
jidhar jee mein aaya
jidhar jee mein aaya
udhar hum chale
hamen duniya se kya
wo marey ya jaley
wo marey ya jaley
hamen duniya se kya
wo marey ya jaley
wo marey ya jaley

aadmi ko mili hain kyon aankhen
dekh le jis qadar nazaare hain
aadmi ko mili hain kyon aankhen
dekh le jis qadar nazaare hain
baag tera hai phool tere hain
aur tere hi chaand taare hain
zindagi naam hain bahaaron ka
hum bahaaron ka ras nichodenge
zindagi ek baar milti hai
ek armaan bhi na chhodenge
jidhar jee mein aaya
jidhar jee mein aaya
udhar hum chale
hamen duniya se kya
wo marey ya jaley
wo marey ya jaley
hamen duniya se kya
wo marey ya jaley
wo marey ya jaley

zindagi teri ek hulchul hai
raqs hai saaz hain taraana hai
zindagi teri ek hulchul hai
raqs hai saaz hain taraana hai
ik jagah par qayaam kya karna
har chaman tera aashiaana hai
ek pal bhi na fikr mein beete
muskuraata ja geet gaata ja
aur duniya jo raah mein aaye
ek thokar usey lagaata ja
jidhar jee mein aaya
jidhar jee mein aaya
udhar hum chale
hamen duniya se kya
wo marey ya jaley
wo marey ya jaley
hamen duniya se kya
wo marey ya jaley
wo marey ya jaley

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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जिधर जी में आया
उधर हम चले
जिधर जी में आया
उधर हम चले
हमें दुनिया से क्या
वो मरे या जले
वो मरे या जले
हमें दुनिया से क्या
वो मरे या जले
वो मरे या जले

जिनकी क़िस्मत में ऐश लिखी है
ऐश करते हैं और जीते हैं
जिनकी क़िस्मत में ऐश लिखी है
ऐश करते हैं और जीते हैं
आह भरना है जिनकी क़िस्मत में
आह भरते हैं अशक पीते हैं
ज़िंदगी क्या है एक हंगामा
एक हंगामा रोज़ हो जाये
कहकहों के बगैर क्या जीना
ज़िंदगी कहकहों में खो जाये
जिधर जी में आया
जिधर जी में आया
उधर हम चले
हमें दुनिया से क्या
वो मरे या जले
वो मरे या जले
हमें दुनिया से क्या
वो मरे या जले
वो मरे या जले

आदमी को मिली हैं क्यों आँखें
देख ले जिस कदर नज़ारे हैं
आदमी को मिली हैं क्यों आँखें
देख ले जिस कदर नज़ारे हैं
बाग तेरा हैं फूल तेरे हैं
और तेरे ही चाँद तारे हैं
ज़िंदगी नाम हैं बहारों का
हम बहारों का रस निचोड़ेंगे
ज़िंदगी एक बार मिलती है
एक अरमान भी ना छोड़ेंगे
जिधर जी में आया
जिधर जी में आया
उधर हम चले
हमें दुनिया से क्या
वो मरे या जले
वो मरे या जले
हमें दुनिया से क्या
वो मरे या जले
वो मरे या जले

ज़िंदगी तेरी एक हलचल है
रक़्स है साज है तराना है
ज़िंदगी तेरी एक हलचल है
रक़्स है साज है तराना है
इक जगह पर क़याम क्या करना
हर चमन तेरा आशियाना है
एक पल भी ना फिक्र में बीते
मुसकुराता जा गीत गाता जा
और दुनिया जो राह में आए
एक ठोकर उसे लगाता जा
जिधर जी में आया
जिधर जी में आया
उधर हम चले
हमें दुनिया से क्या
वो मरे या जले
वो मरे या जले
हमें दुनिया से क्या
वो मरे या जले
वो मरे या जले


This article is written by Peevesie’s mom, 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.

Hullo to all in Atuldom

Only yesterday I saw a rather old episode of the TALK SHOW – back then they used to call it interview (simple)- “Phool Khile Hain Gulshan Gulshan” which Tabassum used to host. I am sure all movie/ music lovers would have seen at least one episode on Friday evenings (I think). I used to try and see it without fail. But the episode (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFFwOfs1IWw) I saw yesterday on YouTube I don’t recollect having seen in 1983. Just as well since; when I saw it yesterday it was an eye opener. It featured Anand Bakshi the lyricist.

He spoke at length on various topics, but what stuck with me was his answer to Tabassum’s question about the shelf life of songs, why do modern songs fade from public memory as soon as the movie is out of the theatres. (I have provided the link for those interested). He gave example of one the two most famous songs of the Subhash Ghai directed “Karz” (1980). Way back in 1983, when that interview happened, he didn’t expect that “meri umar ke naujawaanon —om shanti om” would remain for long in public memory, but we know otherwise. It is still very much popular so much so that Farha Khan not only used it for her movie title but also used that entire song in her movie. complete with Subhash Ghai directing Rishi Kapoor. That sequence was in Farha Khan’s movie to introduce her protagonist Om.

There is another Subhash Ghai movie of the 80s which people don’t recall that frequently, but it was a big hit back then. It was one of the three super successful movies of Anil Kapoor that year. I know it was later remade into Tamil (Oru Taayin Shabhatham by T. Rajender) and Telugu and Kannada as well. I am talking of Meri Jung (1985) which starred Girish Karnad, Nutan and Amrish Puri (making the older generation) with Anil Kapoor leading the young brigade of Khushboo (his sister) Meenakshi Seshadri, and Javed Jaffery who made his debut in this movie as Amrish Puri’s wayward son; who has Khushboo falling in love with him; which conveniently helps the two warring advocates -Anil Kapoor and Amrish Puri.

Remember once before I had wondered how multi-talented the advocates in our movies are (In this when Vinod Khanna jumped over walls to get something from Leena Chandavarkar’s room). “Meri Jung” has Anil Kapoor just swallowing some medicine which is supposed to be poison in court to prove his client Bina’s innocence. I am sure no one is allowed to touch evidences like that in court but anything is acceptable in Indian movies. Remember one bottle collecting blood directly from three donors at the same time. (which movie I know the readers will guess. 🙂 )

Since we talked of Meri Jung (1985) let us have a song from the movie today. It is a dance number by the oh-so beautiful Meenakshi Seshadri. How I wish she had not quit movies for familial life but then it was her personal choice to leave when still on top. She has left us a treasure trove of great songs to choose from whenever we think of her.

And why am I thinking of her today? Obviously, its her birthday today (16 november 2017). And what better than a dance number. We are just floored by her beauty and why not she was a Miss India. I was a fan of her’s and loved her movie selections- Jurm, Satyamev Jayate, Daamini, Ghaayal, Swati etc and don’t mind excusing he “Shahenshah” “Ganga Jumna Saraswati” etc (who would say know to sharing screen space with the Amitabh Bachchan.) Post her retirement she is settled in the US going back to her first love – classical dances. She runs a dance academy. Here is wishing her health wealth and happiness in life.

Today’s song is sung by Anuradha Paudwal and lyrics are by Anand Bakshi and Laxmi-Pyare are the music composers. The song is a dream of Meenakshi and she gets to dance on Mumbai’s Madh Island on a giant PIANO among other things. People didn’t call Subash Ghai a showman just like that. 🙂


Song-Ae mere khwaabon ke shehzaade (Meri Jung)(1985) Singer-Anuraadha Paudwal, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal
All chorus
Female chorus
Male chorus

Lyrics

sa sa sa ga san i ni
ni nire ni dha
dha sa dha pa
ae mere khwaabon ke
khayaalon ke shehzaade
ae mere
khwaabon ke
khayaalon ke shehzaade
ye Mausam
deta hai
aawaazen
tu aa ja re
ae mere
khwaabon ke
khayaalon ke shehzaade

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

pa ma ga re sa ni dha pa ma ga
toone bekraaron ko chhed diya
chhed diya
toone bekraaro ko chhed diya
chhed diya
mere dil ke taaron ko
taaron ko chhed diya aa
teri kya
marzi hai
tere kya iraade ae
ae mere
khwaabon ke
khayaalon ke shehzaade

la la la la la
la laaa
laa laa laa

dil dil dil
dil dil dil
dil dil dil
dil dil dil

dil to le liya (dil dil dil)
le liya (dil dil dil)
ab jaan na le
dil to le liya
ab jaan na le
mere sabr ka tu
imtihaan na le
ae
sheeshe ki
gudiya ko
patther se takraa de
ae mere e
khwaabon ke
khayaalon ke shehzaade
ye mausam mm
deta hai ai
aawaazen
tu aa jaa re
ae mere khwaabon ke
khayaalo ke shehzaade
music music music
dance dance dance dance
lets dance with the music
with the music
with the music

lets dance with the music
with the music
music music music
music music music
music music music

la la la laa laa (music music music)
la la laa laa laa (music music music)


This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, 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.

# Superstar Child Artist – Junior Mehmood # 3
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Welcome back all to this series where we are discussing songs from movies of Junior Mehmood and particularly those songs where he is seen performing whilelip syncing in the voices of various playback singers.

I started this series with songs sung by Rafi Saab for Junior Mehmood. And so far in this series the following two posts have been posted on the blog;

1) Lagey koi lottery koi jackpot lagey (Rivaaz)(1972)

2) Na Koi Paisa Na Ilm Banaao Bambai Mein Film (Bansi Birju) (1972)

This third post is a delayed one. It is not just delayed but it comes after a long gap (almost two and half years).
And though I thought then(i.e. by Nov-2015) that I would conclude the series within a year then ,now this series stands extended and I intend to include a few more songs in this series that are sung by other singers for Junior Mehmood. (By doing so I also intend to find out the total number of songs lip synced by him).

Jr. Mehmood started his acting career at the age of eight. Unfortunately, the very first film which he got a chance to work in ‘Kitna Nazook Hai Dil’ (as mentioned by Junior Mehmood himself in an interview available on YT and other sources too) never got released and was shelved.

There are intereting stories about how Junior Mehmood got a chance to work in films and how he got this name ‘Junior Mehmood’. He himself narrated this tale in his interviews available on YT.

His real name is Naeem Sayyad and he was born (on 15th November’1956) to a ‘middle class’ family living in Mumbai.
His father was an Engine Driver in railways and the family used to live in the railway quarters at Antop Hill Mumbai (as mentioned in the biography of Jr Mehmood available on YT). There were six siblings – four brothers and two sisters, including himself.

His elder brother used to do photography on film sets and would share the happenings on the films sets among family members which little Naeem would listen with interest. His eagerness to watch film shootings made him visit the sets of a movie with his brother.

During one such occasion when a child artist working in this movie ‘Kitna Nazook Hai Dil’ was not able to remember and deliver a dialogue, little Naeem watching the shoot from the crowd reacted ‘kya itni si line nahin bol sakta’ 😊

The director of the movie took a look at him and asked little Naeem if he could deliver the dialogue and perform. He immediately accepted the challenge and delivered a flawless performance which impressed everybody present on the sets. And soon news about the ‘potential’ this little child spread in the film industry by ‘word of mouth’.

While watching film personalities on sets little Naeem started mimicking various actors /artists and performing dance numbers picturised on them. ‘Gumnaam-1965’ – ‘ham kaale hain to kya huaa dilwaale hain’ …was one of the most popular dance numbers that he used to perform on.

Little Naeem thus started receiving offers to act in movies as a ‘child artist’.

He got an opportunity to work with the great actor Mehmood in the movie ‘Suhaag Raat-1968’. During the shooting of this film he got a chance to work and interact with Mehmood who was also impressed by the potentialof little Naeem.

It so happened that Mehmood Senior was to celebrate the first birthday of his daughter Jinny and he invited almost all present on the sets of ‘Suhaag Raat-1968’ except little Naeem. Little Naeem was hurt a lot and he told Mehmood Saab that since his father was not a big film personality he (Mehmood Saab) had not invited him. Going further he also told Mehmood that given a chance to perform in this party he will definitely ‘rock’ the party – aapki poori party hilaa doonga – by peforming on Mehmood’s own ‘ham kaale hain to …’.

His performance in this party left everyone amazed and Mehmood called his father and advise him to send little Naeem for training and guidance under him. Mehmood also named him as ‘Junior Mehmood’.

Thus started the ‘era’ of ‘Junior Mehmood’ in Hindi movies and he entertained people for almost five-six years if we consider his golden period in Hindi Movies.

His first released film was ‘Naunihaal-1967’.

(The complete list of his movies/filmography needs to checked and authenticated to have accurate number of movies if we need to discuss them year wise.)

In the ‘1968 movie – Brahmachari’ he performed on Mehmood’s famous ‘ham kaale hain to kya huaa dilwaale hain’ from ‘Gumnaam-1965’’.

It was after ‘Brahmachari’ that he shot to fame and his career took off in Hindi movies and he became the most loved child artist of those years if not for the entire decade.

He was among those few personalities who possesed the prized the imported car (Impala) in Bombay during those years. He was only eleven years old at that time (as told by him in this interview here)

For today’s post initially, I had decided to present a song sung by Rafi Saab and even got uploaded one of the songs that was not available there on YT, but while I going through the filmography of Junior Mehmood I discovered some more songs including this song under discussion that I was not aware of till a couple of weeks back.

So, I decided to introduce this song from the late sixties, as the other songs from the later years can always be discussed later (since nowadays we are still in the ‘Fabulous Years 1941-50’ on the blog and even introducing some of the rare gems from this period, so we still have a long way to go and many songs to be discussed …)

Further, when I went through the list of movies of Junior Mehmood mentioned in the ‘filmography’ on various sources I foundnd that many of his movies are not mentioned in this list. So, I have decided to go through HFGK to check and update his list of movies till 1980 at least which will require a lot of time and during this process we can always discuss the remaining songs along with the details of his ‘filmography’.

Today’s song is sung by Shanti Mathur and composed by Dattaram.
Lyrics of this song are written by Bharat Vyas.

One song from this movie ‘Baalak-1969’ was posted on the blog on 02.10.2012.

Today (15 november 2017), on the occasion of the 61st birth anniversary of Junior Mehmood we wish him a very happy birthday and a healthy and entertaining life ahead.

Let us now enjoy this song where Junior Mehmood can be seen playing a ‘bigdaa huaa shaitaan bachchaa’ …

(the video link available on YT seems to have been edited and also have some lines missing, hence an audio link of the full song has been uploaded)

Video

Audio (Full)

Song-Mera naam hai Mehmood(Baalak)(1969) Singer-Shanti Mathur, Lyrics-Bharat Vyas, MD-Dattaram

Lyrics

Mera naam hai Mehmood
Rehta har jagah maujood
Peeta rehta hoon Bidi
Khaata rehta hoon Amrood

Mera naam hai Mehmood
Rehta har jagah maujood
Peeta rehta hoon Bidi
Khaata rehta hoon Amrood
Mera naam hai Mehmood

Langdaa mil jaaye to uski taang tod doon
Andhaa mil jaaye to uski aankh phod doon
Saamne ho koi bhi bandook chhod doon
Aunty ho ya Uncle main gardan marod doon
ho main gardan marod doon
Mera naam hai Mehmood
Rehta har jagah maujood
Peeta rehta hoon Bidi
Khaata rehta hoon Amrood
Mera naam hai Mehmood

Koi mujhe lafangaa kehta
Koi kahe mawaali
Lekin main to gaata rehta
Bhajan aur Qawwaali
Peeth pe laade gadhe ka bojhaa
Kaun school ko jaaye
Ham to Maa ke pet se saari
vidya seekh ke aaye
Ho saari vidya seekh ke aaye
Hey mera naam hai Mehmood
Rehta har jagah maujood
Peeta rehta hoon Bidi
Khaata rehta hoon Amrood
Mera naam hai Mehmood

Jitney jahaan mein Ullu ke patthhe ho gaye
Saare ke saare wo yahaan ikatthhe ho gaye
Kya ho gayi kharaab hai tabeeyat aap ki
Ya shaadi hai yahaan pe koi
Mere baap ki
Arrey mere baap ki
Mera naam hai Mehmood
Rehta har jagah maujood
Peeta rehta hoon Bidi
Khaata rehta hoon Amrood

Mera naam hai Mehmood
Rehta har jagah maujood
Peeta rehta hoon Bidi
Khaata rehta hoon Amrood
Mera naam hai Mehmood

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Devnagri Script lyrics( (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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मेरा नाम है महमूद
रहता हर जगह मौजूद
पीता रहता हूँ बीडी
खाता रहता हूँ अमरुद

मेरा नाम है महमूद
रहता हर जगह मौजूद
पीता रहता हूँ बीडी
खाता रहता हूँ अमरुद

लंगडा मिल जाए तो उसकी टांग तोड़ दूं
अंधा मिल जाए तो उसकी आँख फोड़ दूं
सामने हो कोई भी बन्दूक छोड़ दूं
आंटी हो या अंकल मैं गर्दन मरोड़ दूं
मैं गर्दन मरोड़ दूं
मेरा नाम है महमूद
रहता हर जगह मौजूद
पीता रहता हूँ बीडी
खाता रहता हूँ अमरुद

कोई मुझे लफंगा कहता
कोई कहे मवाली
लेकिन मैं तो गाता रहता
भजन और क़व्वाली
पीठ पे लादे गधे का बोझा
कौन स्कूल को जाए
हम तो माँ के पेट से सारी
विद्या सीख के आये
हो सारी विद्या सीख के आये
है मेरा नाम है महमूद
रहता हर जगह मौजूद
पीता रहता हूँ बीडी
खाता रहता हूँ अमरुद

जितने जहां में उल्लू के पठ्ठे हो गए
सारे के सारे वो यहाँ इकठ्ठे हो गए
क्या हो गयी खराब है तबियत आप कि
या शादी हैं यहाँ पे कोई
मेरे बाप कि
अरे मेरे बाप कि
मेरा नाम है महमूद
रहता हर जगह मौजूद
पीता रहता हूँ बीडी
खाता रहता हूँ अमरुद

मेरा नाम है महमूद
रहता हर जगह मौजूद
पीता रहता हूँ बीडी
खाता रहता हूँ अमरुद
मेरा नाम हैं महमूद


This article is written by Peevesie’s mom, 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.

Hullo to all Atulites

Today’s birthday girl was a Miss India winner in the year when my family got a TV for the first time ever. Prior to that whatever I have seen on TV (read Doordarshan) was either in other people’s houses or my chachu’s home. (As I have previously mentioned on many occasions. Those days nobody minded other people’s kids or adults too for that matter, coming in to see TV) I remember having got used to seeing the live relay of the Republic day parades, Filmfare Awards Nites, test matches, Wimbledon and opening ceremonies of Olympics or Asiad etc. They had a different charm to them specially when there would be no repeat telecasts and we used to either wake up early or sit up late to see live relays of overseas events.

One such live event which I tried never to miss was the Femina Miss India Contest. I have seen it almost every year till 1995 (then they became too commercial as so many other things in our lives.) So in the year 1984 we had this very cutely pretty (if there is such an expression) Juhi Chawla winning the Miss India crown. Then when she went to represent India at the Miss Universe contest I made it a point to sit through that too. Here she had worn a very lovely Ghaghara Choli and that got her the best costume award, it made her look so Indian that any Indian would have been proud to carry that look. In the final listing she was placed number five, even that was not a small achievement I am sure. But that gave her the ticket to a career in front of the camera. She has been a model & went on to become one of Hindi film industry’s reigning goddesses. I saw a little of two of her last releases and I was so happy that she has not been relegated to mother or aunt roles but has been getting strong female characters. “Gulab Gang” (2014) has her playing a conniving and shrewd politician, Sumitra Bagrecha, who uses people. Then came “Chalk n Duster” where she played a teacher who takes a stand against the commercialization of the Indian private education system. If she had Madhuri Dixit as her co actor in Gulab Gang she had Shabana Azmi with her in Chalk ‘n’ Duster. And in both movies it was difficult to judge who was better than whom. She has been a producer in partnership with Shahrukh Khan and Aziz Mirza. She is also the co-owner of the Kolkata cricket team in the IPL. What varied interests indeed. Her only regret was that she discontinued her dancing lessons after just three years but has been training in classical music for some time now.

Since I mentioned that Juhi Chawla had won the Best Costume at the Miss Universe I thought we will also have her in a song where she is donning a Ghaghara Choli and looking lovely/ pretty. The song is from the 1993-Mahesh Bhatt directed-Tahir Hussain produced- “Ham Hain Raahi Pyaar Ke”. This movie had her play Vyjayanti Iyer who runs away from home and a marriage to a person she can’t stand. She takes refuge in Amir Khan’s home (initially without his knowledge), who has a bunch of kids to take care of. She becomes the go-between for the kids and their mama, falls in love with the mama and day dreams today’s song. It is sung by Alka Yagnik and Kumar Shanu. The song got Alka Yagnik a National Award for best singer and the movie got Juhi her Best Actress Filmfare Award. The song also fetched Sameer the best lyricist Filmfare Award. Nadeem-Shravan were the music directors.

Still liking your performances; Happy Birthday to you Juhi Chawla.


Song-Ghoonghat ki aad se dilbar ka (Ham Hain Raahi Pyaar Ke)(1993) Singers-Alka Yagnik, Kumar Sanu, Lyrics-Sameer, MD-Nadeem Shrawan

Lyrics

ghoonghat ki aad se dilbar kaaa
deedaar adhooraaa rehta hai
ghoonghat ki aad se dilbar kaaa
deedaar adhooraaa rehta hai
jab tak na pade aashiq ki nazar
jab tak na pade aashiq ki nazar
singaar adhoora rehta hai
ghoonghat ki aad se dilbar ka

ghoonghat ki aadh se dilbar ka
deedaar adhoora rehta hai
jab tak na mile nazron se nazar
jab tak na mile nazron se nazar
ikraar adhoora rehta hai
ghunghat ki aad se dilbar ka

dilbar ka dilbar ka dilbar ka
dilbar ka dilbar ka dilbar ka

gore mukhde se ghunghta hataane de
ghadi apne milan ki toh aane de
mere dil pe nahin mera kaabu hai
kuch nahi yeh toh chaahat ka jaadoo hai
badhti hi jaati hai sanam
pyar ki yeh bekhudi ho

do premiyon ke na milne se ae
sansaar adhooraa rehta hai
jab tak na pade aashiq ki nazar
jab tak na pade aashiq ki nazar
singaar adhoora rehta hai
ghoonghat ki aad se dilbar ka
dilbar ka dilbar ka dilbar ka
haan dilbar ka dilbar ka dilbar ka

baagh mein gul ka khilna zaroori hai
haan mohabbat mein milna zaroori hai
paas aane ka achchha bahaana hai
kya karoon main ke mausam deewaana hai
dil mera dhadkaane lagi
abb toh yeh dewaangi ho
bina kisi yaar ke jaane jaan aa
yeh pyaar adhooraa rehta hai
jab tak na mile nazron se nazar
jab tak na mile nazron se nazar
ikraar adhoora rehta hai

ghoonghat ki aad se dilbar ka
dilbar ka dilbar ka dilbar ka
dilbar ka dilbar ka dilbar ka
haan dilbar ka dilbar ka dilbar ka
haan dilbar ka dilbar ka dilbar ka
dilbar ka dilbar ka dilbar ka
o dilbar ka dilbar ka dilbar ka
haan dilbar ka dilbar ka dilbar ka
dilbar ka dilbar ka dilbar ka


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.

Today, we are celebrating the 3400th day that this blog has been operating.

And we Yippeee a film that has been waiting for more than two years for the final song to come online. 🙂

Sometimes, Atul ji springs a wonderful surprise. And at a very short notice too. It is 8.30 pm in the night (on 7th Nov). I am just casually checking my emails. Plop. There is a message from him. We have a significant and a very different type of milestone lined up for tomorrow (8th Nov). The immediate next sentence, he is quickly clarifying that no, the said milestone has nothing to do with demonetization anniversary or any other subject of Indian economy. The next sentence he clarifies, without building any suspense or delays in his words. 8th Nov is exactly the 3400th day of the continued existence of our blog. A few lights start blinking inside the head. Wow, – thanks ji, – what a surprise, – such a different type of milestone, – gosh tomorrow, – what a scramble, – and in a secret corner, another light blinks that says – अरे सर, थोड़ा एडवांस नोटिस तो देना चाहिए॰ ॰ ॰ खैर॰ ॰ ॰

Blinking lights aside, many congratulations to all members, friends and readers, and welcome to the 3400th edition of Atul Song A Day, in which, I must emphasize, at the cost of repetition, that the phrase song-a-day has been redundant for, well, let us see – 28th Aug, 2008, i.e. 40 days less, that is 3360 days – I mean the period of redundancy of this phrase. You see, 28th Aug, 2008 was the day (41st in the history of this blog) that Atul ji shifted gears and posted 3 songs in a single day, for the first time. See, that is how long his solemn promise lasted. In just forty days, he was so overwhelmed and got carried away that instead of song-a-day, it was three-songs-a-day that day.

[Tongue in cheek] – I am sure folks in all parts of this subcontinent will be aware and will agree; the tradition is to celebrate the 40th day after childbirth, as the day when the mother of the newborn child, is allowed to start moving outside the confines of the household. There is a celebration and a ceremony to mark this event. (Of course in the current times, quite a few people do not bother to abide by this tradition, which, if I may be allowed to emphasize, has very important reasons of health and well being behind it). But we note that Atul ji quite religiously followed this tradition, and stayed put on one song per day for forty days. And then he ventured out further – starting with the song “Aap Ke Anurodh Pe Main Ye Geet Sunaata Hoon” (film ‘Anurodh’, 1977), on the forty first day. I must add that Atul ji has been a very conscientious ‘mother’, for the first forty days, and for all the days thereafter. 🙂

So, in the tradition of adding new feathers to the caps, we are now adding one more dimension by which we measure the robustness of our blog and its level of enthusiasm / commitment  / entertainment value. No of days that we have been in operation. Today – it is 34 hundred days that are completed. And counting. . .

Changing the topic briefly – I would like to touch upon the query that was raised yesterday by Peevesie’s Mom, regarding the number of posts and the number of songs contained therein. Although we count one post only once, there are many occasions that a single post carries more than one song.

Yes, there are posts that have multiple songs on account of the songs being present more than once in the film, or have been sung by different singers in the same film. Sometimes the multi singer songs are exactly the same, and sometimes they have different antaraas. Same for multi part songs. In some cases, the multiple appearances of the song in the film carry the same lines, and in some cases, they carry different lines.

In cases where the multiple appearance of the song is in the voice of the same singer, and the words are unchanged, then we count them as one song only. However, if the singing voice is different then we count them as multiple songs. Also, if the singing voice being the same, if the words and lines are different, then also we count them as multiple songs.

Another criteria that we follow is to adhere to the listings in the HFGK. In the Geet Kosh, songs which are multi part, or multi singer are listed separately. And so we also follow that scheme to count the songs. An interesting aside here is that the Geet Kosh counts the different parts of the multi-lingual songs, as separate songs. And so do we, counting each part of the multi lingual song as a separate song. The case in point is the last line in the table below. This is the muti lingual song from the film ‘Teen Batti Chaar Raasta’ (1953) “Orey Oo Poraan Bondhu Re. . .”. This song is the post number 10967 (dt 24Mar2015). Geet Kost lists this song as seven separate lines, one for each language covered. And so, on our blog too, we count them as 7 songs, albeit contained in one post.

A few posts carry the original song as well as the version song, which is not carried in the film. E.g. the song “Chhupo Na Chhupo Na Chhupo Na” from film ‘My Sister’ (1944); both the versions – in the voices of KL Saigal and Pankaj Mullick – are contained in the post no. 807 (dt. 26Feb2009), although the film carries the Saigal Sb version only.

Please note that the audio and video versions of the same song are not counted as extras.

When the blog arrived at the 13700th milestone on 4th November just passed, the total number songs contained within these posts reached the number of 14200, exactly five hundred more than the number of posts.

The breakup of multi-songs within posts is as follows,

  • Posts containing 2 songs counted – 410 –  410 extra
  • Posts containing 3 songs counted – 34     –  68 extra
  • Posts containing 4 songs counted – 4       –  12 extra
  • Posts containing 5 songs counted – 1        –   4 extra
  • Posts containing 6 songs counted – 0
  • Posts containing 7 songs counted – 1        –   6 extra

In the above listing, the first number in the row is the number of posts for that category (2 songs or 3 songs etc.), and the second number is the number of additional songs that we count, because of this phenomena. The above list tells us that there are a total of 450 posts out of 13,700, which carry more than one song. This number is the total of the first column in the above lines. The total of the second column gives us the number of additional songs that are carried in these posts, which round figure of 500 extra songs (till 4th Nov that is).

A thought here is that we can request Atul ji to also publish the number of songs, along with the number of posts, on the home page.

Now coming to the song for today. At first, I had some courageous and wishful thoughts to try and search for a song that has something to do with ‘thirty four thousand’ or even ‘thirty four’, you know, just like we had a readymade song for the 11000th post (“Gyaarah Hazaar Ladkiyaan”). But I very soon gave up that pursuit as impractical. And so, in consultation with Atul ji, I bring on board a Yippeee song – a rare one that was not even available online so far. The film is ‘First Love’ from 1961. This film carries six songs. Five of these songs are already posted here. These are

  1. Beete Huye Din Kuchh Aise Hi Hain
  2. Maano Ya Na Maano
  3. Mujhe Mil Gayi Hai Muhabbt Ki Manzil
  4. Wo Dekho Aayi Bahaaren Laayi
  5. Mere Pyaar Mein Ya Wafa Na Thhi

The first two songs listed above, were posted in Dec 2011. The third song came on board in Jun 2012. Then after almost two years, the fourth song made its appearance in Apr 2014. Exactly a year later, the 5th song arrived in Apr 2015. After that, likely the lack of online availability of this song disallowed this film from being Yippeee’d. i.e. till now, more than two and half years later.

This last song which is a wonderful duet by Suman Kalyanpur and Kamal Barot, has now been uploaded and the Yippeee call for this film can now be made. The words are from the pen of Gulshan Bawra and the music is by Dattaram. The very prominent Dattu ‘theka’ rhythm of dholak is very prominently heard in the antaraas.

The list of actors in this film includes Mehmood, Naaz, Preetibala, Raj Mehra, Amar, SN Bannerji, amongs others. The list contains only these two names of lady actors. Possibly this song could have been picturized on Naaz and Preetibala, but that is just a guess.

So, 3400 days, 13710 posts (yes, this post is no. 13710), and 14210 songs. So many milestones and measuring dimensions, and counting. But anyway, do listen to this fantastic duet song, with such an endearing rhythm created by Dattaram. And enjoy.

Song – Kis Ko Aai Hai Tu Mil Ke Mil Ke (First Love) (1966) Singer – Suman Kalyanpur, Kamal Barot, Lyrics – Gulshan Bawra, MD – Dattaram
Suman Kalyanpur + Kamal Barot

 

Lyrics

kis ko aai hai tu mil ke
mil ke
phool bani hai kali khil ke
khil ke
ye milan bada pyaara haaye
ye milan bada pyaara. . .

kis ko aai hai tu mil ke
mil ke
phool bani hai kali khil ke
khil ke
ye milan bada pyaara haaye
ye milan bada pyaara. . . pyaara
kis ko aai hai tu mil ke
mil ke
phool bani hai kali khil ke
khil ke

dekh ke
aaina
neeche nazar jo daali
aa gai
gaalon pe
maare sharam ke laai
dekh ke
aaina
neeche nazar jo daali
aa gai
gaalon pe
maare sharam ke laali
aaj kya baat hai
dil pe kyon haath hai
kis ko aai hai tu mil ke
mil ke
phool bani hai kali khil ke
khil ke
ye milan bada pyaara haaye
ye milan bada pyaara. . .
kis ko aai hai tu mil ke
mil ke
phool bani hai kali khil ke
khil ke

zindagi
mein kabhi
yun bhi ho jaata hai
gair ki
cheez pe
apna dil aata hai
zindagi
mein kabhi
yun bhi ho jaata hai
gair ki
cheez pe
apna dil aata hai
pyaar ki
kya khabar
lad gai
kab nazar
kis ko aai hai tu mil ke
mil ke
phool bani hai kali khil ke
khil ke
ye milan bada pyaara haaye
ye milan bada pyaara. . .

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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किसको आई है तू मिल के
मिल के
फूल बनी है काली खिल के
खिल के
ये मिलन बड़ा प्यारा हाए
ये मिलन बड़ा प्यारा॰ ॰ ॰

किसको आई है तू मिल के
मिल के
फूल बनी है काली खिल के
खिल के
ये मिलन बड़ा प्यारा हाए
ये मिलन बड़ा प्यारा॰ ॰ ॰ प्यारा
किसको आई है तू मिल के
मिल के
फूल बनी है काली खिल के
खिल के

देख के
आईना
नीचे नज़र जो डाली
आ गई
गालों पे
मारे शरम के लाली
देख के
आईना
नीचे नज़र जो डाली
आ गई
गालों पे
मारे शरम के लाली
आज क्या बात है
दिल पे क्यों हाथ है
किसको आई है तू मिल के
मिल के
फूल बनी है काली खिल के
खिल के
ये मिलन बड़ा प्यारा हाए
ये मिलन बड़ा प्यारा॰ ॰ ॰
किसको आई है तू मिल के
मिल के
फूल बनी है काली खिल के
खिल के

ज़िंदगी
में कभी
यूं भी हो जाता है
ग़ैर की
चीज़ पर
अपना दिल आता है
ज़िंदगी
में कभी
यूं भी हो जाता है
ग़ैर की
चीज़ पर
अपना दिल आता है
प्यार की
क्या खबर
लड़ गई
कब नज़र
किसको आई है तू मिल के
मिल के
फूल बनी है कली खिल के
खिल के
ये मिलन बड़ा प्यारा हाए
ये मिलन बड़ा प्यारा॰ ॰ ॰

 


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.

Fabulous Foot Tappers – 8
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“What a find. Such a rollicking song.”

This the comment by our own Ava Suri ji, that I find on the YouTube upload page of this song. Yes, ‘rollicking’ is just the right word to describe the tenor of this song. By the way, the YouTube channel on which this is posted is titled ‘The Edwina Channel’. And for those who are familiar, this channel is managed by Dan Thomas (aka Thomas Daniel). Dan has been actively collaborating with dear Greta Memsaab, for cleaning and sprucing up digital videos of old Hindi films, subtitling them and putting them up on the YT. Our dear Raja ji is also part of this effort.

The eighth edition of this series comes on after a long gap. The previous (7th) episode was posted on 5th April earlier this year (which itself was posted after a gap of almost one and a half years after the 6th one). The delay is all mine, and so is the loss. In the interim, at least two or three songs that I had short listed for this series, got posted otherwise. 😦 🙂 So anyway, the search is on for more Fabulous Foot Tappers from the 1950s and 60s.

The Rock n Roll genre of music took shape and evolved in the United States during late 1940s and early 1950s. The phrase “rocking and rolling” originally described the movements of a ship on the ocean. Later, this phrase was used to describe the spiritual fervor of church rituals, especially the Afro-American church denominations. The phrase also started to be used as a term for amorous tryst between lovers. 😉

Developing from a combination of gospel music, jazz music and the R&B (rhythm and blues) of the Afro-American people, this music very soon caught the fancy of the white teenager population in the growing urban centres in America. Moving on from the origins, where the primary musical instrument used to be a piano or a saxophone, in the early 1950s, the guitar took the centre stage, supported by the drums. And soon, as the electric guitar came along, it became by itself, or in combination with the normal guitar, the lead instrument for this music. As this music became popular across the race divide in the US, radio stations started to dedicatedly play this music, and started to refer to it as Rock n Roll.

Hindi films could not be far behind in adapting this music genre into the film songs. From the mid 1950s onwards, we see quite a number of music directors that took this genre and constructed many a wonderful pieces. Listening to them, there is an urge to tap your feet, or even get up and start dancing to these fabulous rocking sounds.

Today’s treat is a great sampling of this genre. Coming from the obscure film ‘Love And Murder’ (1966), this fast paced song is composed by OP Nayyar. Right from the word go, the drum beats take the centre stage, and in the accompanying visuals we see a group of young men and women dancing to the tune of this wonderful rock n roll song. The dancers are led by Edwina. The other young lady accompanying her in the lead movements is identified as Aruna, as per the YT post by Dan.

If this song had not been so positively rollicking, I would have been tempted to use it in the other series titled “Rare Performances – Things Unique and Unexpected”. We have a surprise – an actor who I see lip syncing a song on screen for the first time – Hiralal, the noted villain character from many a films of the Golden Era. He is accompanied very enthusiastically by Suresh. There is one more bearded young man who accompanies them in the lead singing; I request for help from other knowledgeable readers to identify this actor.

I have noted this as a “diversion” song. As the opening shot shows, this song is being performed during late evening time, on open street in front of a building that carries the sign board of a bank. As the song proceeds, we are treated to some shots which explain what is happening – the plan is to rob the bank. Some members of the gang are inside the bank and are attempting to blast open the vault with explosives. Another part of this gang is on the road outside the bank, with loud music, singing and fireworks, obviously to mask the explosive sounds of the misdeeds of the miscreants inside the bank.

The words of this song are penned by Shewan Rizvi. The music, the drum rhythms, the quick-burst paced singing and the energetic dance action on the street, all combine to make a wholly fabulous foot tapper. When I started exploring this film for songs, and came across this one, I am simply not able to resist listening to it every so often for the past few days. As Ava ji has said it, and I repeat – “Such a rollicking song”.

I suggest you put on your dancing shoes, before playing it. 😉

 

Song – Dekhne Waale Dekh Karishma Yaaron Ka (Love And Murder) (1966) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics – Shewan Rizvi, MD – OP Nayyar
Chorus
Rafi + Chorus

Lyrics

dekhne waale dekh karishma yaaron ka
takht mila ya hoga takhta chaaron ka
dekhne waale dekh karishma yaaron ka
takht mila ya hoga takhta chaaron ka

dekh palat ke dhyaan kidhar hai
kisi ki topi kisi ke sar hai
haath safaai bada hunar hai
naam hamaara jaadugar hai
hosh udaa de badey badey hoshiyaaron ka
dekhne waale dekh karishma yaaron ka
takht mila ya hoga takhta chaaron ka

chhuri bagal mein ram ka naara
galey lagaa ke phere aara
aankhen ho to dekh nazaara
raat mein suraj
din mein taara
kehl yahaan pe paise ki jhankaaron ka
dekhne waale dekh karishma yaaron ka
takht mila ya hoga takhta chaaron ka

ajab hai naksha aaj shehar ka
kahin chataakha kahin pataakha
door kahin par hua dhamaaka
koi na samjha shukar khuda ka
shehar mien hoga shor ye kal akhbaaron ka
dekhne waale dekh karishma yaaron ka
takht mila ya hoga takhta chaaron ka

dekhne waale dekh karishma yaaron ka
takht mila ya hoga takhta chaaron ka

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

देखने वाले देख करिश्मा यारों का
तख्त मिला या होगा तख़्ता चारों का
देखने वाले देख करिश्मा यारों का
तख्त मिला या होगा तख़्ता चारों का

देख पलट के ध्यान किधर है
किसी की टोपी किसी के सर है
हाथ सफाई बड़ा हुनर है
नाम हमारा जादूगर है
होश उड़ा दे बड़े बड़े होशियारों का
देखने वाले देख करिश्मा यारों का
तख्त मिला या होगा तख़्ता चारों का

छुरी बगल में राम का नारा
गले लगा के फेरें आरा
आँखें हों तो देख नज़ारा
रात में सूरज दिन में तारा
खेल यहाँ पे पैसे की झंकारों का
देखने वाले देख करिश्मा यारों का
तख्त मिला या होगा तख़्ता चारों का

अजब है नक्शा आज शहर का
कहीं चटाखा कहीं पटाखा
दूर कहीं पर हुआ धमाका
कोई ना समझा शुकर खुदा
शहर में होगा शोर ये कल अखबारों का
देखने वाले देख करिश्मा यारों का
तख्त मिला या होगा तख़्ता चारों का

देखने वाले देख करिश्मा यारों का
तख्त मिला या होगा तख़्ता चारों का


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