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

Hullo to all of Atuldom

Today, 29th September happens to be the 84th birth anniversary of Mehmood Ali commonly known as Mehmood. In a career spanning four decades he acted in around 300 films. I am not sure how many songs in these 300 films where picturised on him and how many Mehmood songs our blog has! We don’t have a separate category of songs on Mehmood, like we have for Johnny Walker. The songs of these two actors were always very special. But I am sure there will be enough songs to take us through a life time if we stick to posting one song on his birth anniversary and one on the anniversary of his passing away. Of course there is nobody to stop us from breaking this rule and sneaking in a few extras, right?
[Editor Note: Request is noted for a category of Mehmood songs.🙂 ]

He was one among the eight children of film and stage actor-cum-dancer Mumtaz Ali; a star in the 40s and 50s. Mehmood had an elder sister and six siblings. Minoo Mumtaz was a successful dancer and supporting actress. His brother Anwar Ali was also an actor and appeared in movies like ‘Saat Hindustani’ (1969), ‘Bombay To Goa’ (1972) etc. and a producer for movies like ‘Khuddaar’ and ‘Kaash’.

He had successful pairing with Shobha Khote in the 60s and early 70s. Later on he paired in a few movies with Aruna Irani, Helen and Jayashree T. Many serious family drama movies had a parallel track in the 60s where the Mehmood  – Shobha Khote – Dhumal – Mohan Choti gang lightened the proceedings with their antics. And this never seemed to waylay the movie. Sometimes it was a relief to see the group do a song and dance routine too.  Who can forget “Main Tere Pyaar Mein Kya Kya Na Banaa Dilbar” or “Ajhun Na Aaye Baalma Saawan Beeta Jaaye” or “Ham Kaale Hain To Kya Hua Dilwaale Hain”, all full of Mehmood and his antics. I also remember his “Ya Ilaahi Mit Na Jaandi Dadr-e-Dil”, his way of rendering “dard-e-dil”, in ‘Arzoo’ (1965), a very senti Sadhana-Rajendra Kumar movie. He was a kind of mentor to Vinod Mehra, Amitabh Bachchan, Aruna Irani etc. He started out in Dev Anand starrer ‘CID’ (1956) in the role of a small time killer. But he will always be remembered for his comedy. I am trying to avoid mentioning ‘Padosan’, ‘Sabse Bada Rupaiya’, ‘Humjoli’ etc. in this post. He had four Filmfare awards for best comedy- ‘Pyaar Kiye Jaa’, ‘Waris’, ‘Paras’ and ‘Vardaan’ and one for Best Supporting Actor for the film ‘Dil Terra Deewana’.

So here is missing an actor who used to tickle our funny bone, with a song in his own voice. He is accompanied by Jayshree T lip-syncing to Usha Mangeshkar. The song is written by Maya Govind using a Marwadi kind of Hindi. (I would like to know if the Family Planning message inserted into the song was Mehmood’s improvisation.) When I read the name of the music director I got stumped and immediately called up Guru ji to get more information on Nitin Mangesh. I was sure that there is some error in what was written in the site that I was referring to. Hope Guru ji is able to provide more information on this music director.

This song is from the 1975 Vinod Khanna – Leena Chandavarkar – Kamini Kaushal starrer “Qaid” which is directed by Atmaram (Guru Dutt’s brother). This fim makes a debut on the blog today). The song is a typical road side tamaasha created to distract the servant – Mohan Choti and help the advocate-in-disguise (didn’t know advocates needed to these things to aid their clients) Vinod Khanna enter a bungalow and extract some documents from a room where the heroine is lost in sleep.😉


Song – Karaa Le Saaf Karaa Le, Zara Tu Saaf Karaa Le (Qaid) (1975) Singers – Usha Mangeshkar, Mehmood, Lyrics – Maya Govind, MD – Nitin-Mangesh
Usha Mangeshkar + Mehmood

Lyrics

beheno aur bhaiyo
ai hai logon aur lugaaiyo
topi aur taa-io
makhan aur malaio
are re re kya karta hai

leke guru ka naam
chalu kiya hai kaam
hum haath nahi phailayega
sirf haath ki safai dikhayega
jawan ho
budha ho
aadha ho
pura ho
karaa le. . .

karaa le saaf karaa le
zara tu saaf karaa le
meri jaan saaf karaa le
fatafat saaf karaa le
pyaare kaano ka ye mael
mere bhole bhale chhail
o pyaare kaano ka ye mael
mere bhole bhale chhail
karaa le saaf karaa le
zara tu saaf karaa le
meri ja saaf karaa le
fatafat saaf karaa le
pyaare kaano ka ye mael
mere bhole bhale chhail
o pyare kaano ka ye mael
mere bhole bhale chhail

kaan me jab tak
mael rahegi
kaise sunega sadaa
joru teri
sar dhunegi
roz kahegi gadha
dhenchu dhenchu
kaan me jab tak
mael rahegi
kaise sunega sadaa
haan joru teri
sar dhunegi
roz kahegi gadha
dhenchu dhenchu

tu bhalu lai ke aayega
wo jab aalu batayegi
tu baniya le ke ayega
wo jab dhaniya mangayegi
isi liye guru
arey sun le meri pukar
khabardaar
paakitmaaron se hoshiyaar
aur ab dekho mera chamatkaar
karaa le
karaa le saaf karaa le
yes
jara tu saaf karaa le
(??)
meri ja saaf karaa le
saaru bolon chhoo
fatafat saaf karaa le
teri maa
pyaare kaano ka ye mael
mere bhole bhale chhail
o pyaare kaano ka ye mael
mere bhole bhale chhail

oooooo
arre kaam ho gaya toh chor darwaje se bhaag jao

behri janta
behra neta
sab hai kolhu ke bael
ooo sab ka kaaran
ek hai raja
kaan mein dheron hai mael
hai hai hai
behri janta
behra neta
sab hai kolhu ke bael
hmmm
sabka kaaran ek hai raja

kaan mein dhero hai mail
jo malik hai
wo behra hai
jo naukar hai
wo behra hai
jo babu hai
wo behra hai
jo afsar hai
wo behra hai
ae sun
wo family planning waala chilla ria hai
hum do aur humare do ka naara lagaa ria hai
aur tu bachche paida hi kiye jaa ria hai
(child crying)
arrey saale
sunta kuch nahi
sirf kaan khuja ria hai
main bolta hun karaa le
o kaminey karaa le

karaa le saaf karaa le
zara tu saaf karaa le
meri jaan saaf karaa le
fatafat saaf karaa le
pyaare kaano ka ye mael
mere bhole bhale chhail
o pyare kaano ka ye mael
mere bhole bhale chhail
arre karaa le
aur agar kaam ho gaya to apna samaan batwaa le
main bolta hoon karaa le
o chhutti le ke bhaag gayo o seth

karaa le

bhaag ja


karaa le


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.

Mohammed Rafi – ‘अ’  से  ‘ह’ तक  (From ‘अ’ to ‘ह’) – 31
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“ये काली काली ज़ुल्फें और गोरा गोरा चेहरा

vagairah
vagairah
vagairah

Wow and wow, what a song. Same story, same pattern – production house is obscure, film is obscure, actors not so well accepted as grade A material, music director not so well recognized as top of the line. And that is where we find some the most titillating gems of music. Under different circumstances, this song could have been top of charts. E.g. if this song was performed on screen by, say, Shammi Kapoor, well then it would have been treated as a hit, and would have found its place in the listings of timeless classics of Rafi Sb’s fun songs.

But alas, same story. Production banner is SB Films, Bombay. Music director is C Arjun. Ah yes, it is a Sheikh Mukhtar film, but the lead pair is Sujeet Kumar and Kum Kum. In all likelihood, on screen, it is Sujeet Kumar piling on epithets and superlative, one on top of the other, in his effort to serenade Kum Kum. Given the cast of actors, this seems to be the most likely scenario.

Rest of the cast includes familiar names like Jayant, Mehmood, Mukri, Helen, Neelam, Ramlal, Sheila, Mirza Musharraf, Latif etc. The lyrics are written by Qamar Jalaalabaadi. The film is directed by Harsukh Bhatt. And so, given all the demographics of this film, the distributors, the film critics and the audience decide to keep this film away from mainstream popularity, and this song away from gaining distinction.

The film makes its debut on our blog today. With a name like ‘Lamboo In Hongkong’, and a ‘Sheikh Mukhtaresque’ appeal, the film was already destined to be, well, obscure. But after listening to this song, now I am very keen to listen to the rest of the songs of this film.

It goes without saying that this is Rafi Sb at his best. The opening lines are rendered so wonderfully – no music, no rhythm, no percussion – just the voice of Rafi Sb. And if you are not aware, you will miss the fact that there is no music. That is the attractive beauty of his singing.

The manner in which he renders the punch line – “vagairah, vagairah,  vagairah“, is completely ‘paisa vasool’. And even in the rest of the lines of the song, there is such an upbeat abandon and happiness that characterizes the tone of this song. So clearly, the singer is living the emotions that the words are trying to convey. Listen and enjoy this wonderful gem of a Rafi Sb song.

Song – Ye Kaali Kaali Zulfen Aur Gora Gora Chehra (Lamboo In Hongkong) (1967) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics – Qamar Jalaalabaadi, MD – C Arjun

Lyrics

ye kaali kaali zulfen
aur gora gora chehra
ye khoi khoi aankhen
palkon ka ye pehra
vagairah
vagairah
vagairah

ye kaali kaali zulfen
aur gora gora chehra
ye kaali kaali zulfen
aur gora gora chehra
ye khoi khoi aankhen
palkon ka ye pehra
vagairah
vagairah
vagairah

bijli mein shokhi hai lekin
shaan nahin hai
phoolon mein rangat hai lekin
jaan nahin hai
jaan nahin hai
ye mehka mehka jalwa
sunehra ji sunehra
ye mehka mehka jalwa
sunehra ji sunehra
ye khoi khoi aankhen
palkon ka ye pehra
vagairah
vagairah
vagairah

hai nadiya ki chaal se achhi
chaal tumhaari
ghaayal karti dil waalon ko
surat pyaari
surat pyaari
ye jhuki jhuki nazren
ye nasha gehra gehra
ye jhuki jhuki nazren
ye nasha gehra gehra
ye khoi khoi aankhen
palkon ka ye pehra
vagairah
vagairah
vagairah

o mehbooba
is duniya mein
laakh haseen hain
ek se badh ke
ek yahaan par
maahjabeen hain
maahjabeen hain
ye dil tha sehzaada
tumhin pe ja ke thehra
ye dil tha sehzaada
tumhin pe ja ke thehra
ye khoi khoi aankhen
palkon ka ye pehra
vagairah
vagairah
vagairah

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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ये काली काली ज़ुल्फें
और गोरा गोरा चेहरा
ये खोई खोई आँखें
पलकों का ये पहरा
वगैरह
वगैरह
वगैरह

ये काली काली ज़ुल्फें
और गोरा गोरा चेहरा
ये काली काली ज़ुल्फें
और गोरा गोरा चेहरा
ये खोई खोई आँखें
पलकों का ये पहरा
वगैरह
वगैरह
वगैरह

बिजली में शोख़ी है लेकिन
शान नहीं है
फूलों में रंगत है लेकिन
जान नहीं है
जान नहीं है
ये महका महका जलवा
सुनहरा जी सुनहरा
ये महका महका जलवा
सुनहरा जी सुनहरा
ये खोई खोई आँखें
पलकों का ये पहरा
वगैरह
वगैरह
वगैरह

है नदिया की चाल से अच्छी
चाल तुम्हारी
घायल करती दिलवालों को
सूरत प्यारी
सूरत प्यारी
ये झुकी झुकी नज़रें
ये नशा गहरा गहरा
ये झुकी झुकी नज़रें
ये नशा गहरा गहरा
ये खोई खोई आँखें
पलकों का ये पहरा
वगैरह
वगैरह
वगैरह

ओ महबूबा
इस दुनिया में
लाख हसीं हैं
एक से बढ़ के
एक यहाँ पर
माहजबीं हैं
माहजबीं हैं
ये दिल था शहज़ादा
तुम्हीं पे जा के ठहरा
ये दिल था शहज़ादा
तुम्हीं पे जा के ठहरा
ये खोई खोई आँखें
पलकों का ये पहरा
वगैरह
वगैरह
वगैरह


This article is written by Bharat Upadhyay, 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.

Lata’s Songs NOT YET covered on our Blog – 12
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‘Sajni’, a 1956 black and white social film was produced under the banner of Golden Pictures, Bombay by Isabel Cliford and PR Patkar. The film was directed by Vasant Rao Painter. The music, the main highlight off the film, was by the great Sudhir Phadke (popularly known as “Babuji’) with the assistance of Shri Jog.

The star cast according to HFGK includes Sulochana, Anoop Kumar, Lalita Pawar, Sapru, Krushna Kumari, Maruti, Gope, Nimbalkar, Mashelkar, Anand Tiwari, Shardul, Bhiku Deulkar, Thakkar, Mantri, Shailesh, Neela and Master Pakku.

The film had six songs, all by Swar Samragni Lata-ji, whose Birthday we are celebrating today, four solos and two duets with MD Sudhir Phadke ji himself. One duet was written by Nakhshab and the rest five songs were by the great poet Pt Narendra Sharma.

Coming to the superb song, it is such a beautiful haunting melody in Yaman Raag, which will linger in your mind for a long long time after listening to it.  One of the most beautiful songs from the team of Lataji, Sudhir Phadke, and Pt. Narendra Sharma, though “Jyoti Kalash Chhalke” from the same artistes is more famous in comparison (no doubt, that one is a masterpiece too). This sublime song, is also a masterpiece, soulfully sung by Lataji.  Indeed, this song is a musical treat for all of us, the lovers of good music.

Akroor ji, the messenger of King Kamsa, has come to Gokul to fetch Krushn to Mathura.  Knowing that Krushn is to go away the next morning, the pain in the hearts of Gopis is superbly described by the poet in this divine song.

Music director Roshan (another great MD) wrote somewhere about this song:

“Sublime, magical, spellbinding… and divine, these are some of the words that come to mind for this masterpiece. What a wonderful gift to the listeners from Lataji, Sudhir Phadke, and Pt. Narendra Sharma. Lataji has done complete justice to the words so characteristic of songs based on Krishna and virah ras and to SP’s delicate tune. Truly, a soulful rendition from her.”

My personal request to all Atulites is to listen carefully to the pathos-filled words and the soulful suitable music more than once. I am sure, if you follow the meaning of the lyrics, you are sure to moist your eyes.  After that, you have earned my special thanks too.

From my side, I wish Gaan-Saraswati  Lata Didi, to enjoy many years of well-deserved healthy and happy life.


Song – Ja Re Chandr’ Jaa Re Chandr’ Aur Kahin Jaa Re (Sajni) (1956) Singer – Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Pt Narendra Sharma, MD – Sudhir Phadke

Lyrics

ja re chandr
ja re chandr
aur kahin ja re
ja re chandr
ja re chandr
aur kahin ja re
gokul se krushn chandra
jaayenge sakaare
ja re chandr ja re…

brindaban soona hai
soona mann mera
bidhnaa kuchh aisee kar
kal na ho savera
jharte nayan
bharte nayan
doob rahe taare
gokul se krushn chandra
jaayenge sakaare
ja re chandr ja re…

nayan neer
mann mein peer
itni si kahaani
hai ye preet
reet sakhi
pehle kyun na jaani
kal ki sun kal na parey
vikal mann pukaare
gokul se krushn chandra
jaayenge sakaare
ja re chandr ja re…

pran harey
kaan parey
murali dhun aali
mohan mann naam sakhi
mohan vanmaali
kaise rahe praan
rahe jab na praan pyare
gokul se krushn chandra
jaayenge sakaare
ja re chandr ja re..

ja re chandr
ja re chandr
aur kahin ja re

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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जा रे चंद्र
जा रे चंद्र
और कहीं जा रे
जा रे चंद्र
जा रे चंद्र
और कहीं जा रे
गोकुल से कृष्णचंद्र
जाएँगे सकारे
जा रे चंद्र जा रे

बृंदावन सूना है
सूना मन मेरा
बिधना कुछ ऐसी कर
कल ना हो सवेरा
झरते नयन
भरते नयन
डूब रहे तारे
गोकुल से कृष्णचंद्र
जाएँगे सकारे
जा रे चंद्र जा रे

नयन नीर
मन में पीर
इतनी से कहानी
हाय ये प्रीत रीत सखी
पहले क्यूँ ना जानी
कल की सुन कल ना परे
विकल मन पुकारे
गोकुल से कृष्णचंद्र
जाएँगे सकारे
जा रे चंद्र जा रे

प्राण हरे
कान परे
मुरली धुन आली
मोहन मन नाम सखी
मोहन वनमाली
कैसे रहे प्राण
रहे जब ना प्राण प्यारे
गोकुल से कृष्णचंद्र
जाएँगे सकारे
जा रे चंद्र जा रे

जा रे चंद्र
जा रे चंद्र
और कहीं जा रे


This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, 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.

September 28th is the date which the connoisseurs of Hindi film music would definitely remember for being the birthday of Lata Mangeshkar, one of the greatest singers born in the 20th century. We are fortunate that she is in the midst of us hale and hearty and continues to sing songs for Hindi films. As per http://www.myswar.com, the last song she recorded was ‘jeena kya hai jaana maine’ for the film ‘Dunno Y2 Life Is A Moment’ (2015). With a singing carrier of over 7 decades with a vast treasure of her songs as well as numerous articles and books on her life, Lata Mangeshkar does not need introduction. In fact, her introduction in a nutshell is ‘meri aawaaz hi pehchaan hai’ (My voice is the identity).

I was not sure whether I would attempt any write-up on Lata Mangeshkar’s 87th birthday for the Blog. As it is, even in normal circumstances ( meaning uploading of 4-5 songs per day on the Blog), Lata Mangeshkar would surely find place in the Blog almost every day. What prompted me to write this piece at the last moment was my coming across one of her rare songs only a couple of days back while searching for Balakram’s songs in Hindi films. I felt very nostalgic when I heard the song. For the moment, I forgot that a part of this song was also rendered by Balakram.

On the occasion of the 87th birthday of Lata Mangeshkar, I am presenting one of her rare songs of the late 40s ‘jhoolo jhoolo pyaar hindole’ which she sang with Balakram in the film ‘Hamaari Kahaani’ (1940s). What I liked about the song is that Lata Mangeshkar sang this composition of a semi-classical tune with ease. Note how Lata Mangeshkar sings ‘Jhoo……lo’ with ornamentation.

The music director of the song under discussion is Hemant Kedar who is none other than Ramkrishna Shinde as confirmed by his wife during an interview conducted by Shishir Krishna Sharma. As per the interview, Ramkrishna Shinde took the name ‘Hemant Kedar’ as Hemant and Kedar were two of his favourite raagas. Before joining the film industry, both Ramkrishna Shinde and Lata Mangeshkar were performing together in some musical events at fairs and exhibitions to make ends meet.

I was keen to know at which year, the song under discussion may have been recorded. Ramkrishna Shinde’s first Hindi film as a music director was ‘Manager’ (1947) and he was also one of the two music directors for the film ‘Bihari’ (1948) in which he composed “Sabze Ki Durfishaani Phoolon Ka Shaamiyaana” sung by Lata Mangeshkar. I find some similarity in style of rendering by Lata Mangeshkar of the song from ‘Bihari’ (1948) and the song under discussion. This leads me to believe that the song under discussion may have been recorded sometime between1947-48. My hunch is that the song may have been recorded closer to 1948.

Enjoy the song which, I am sure, would make all of us nostalgic.

Audio Clip:

Song – Jhoolo jhoolo pyaar hindole (Hamaari Kahaani) (1940s) (UR) Singers – Lata Mangeshkar, Balakram, Lyrics – Banwaasi, MD – Hemant Kedar
Both

Lyrics

jhoolo jhoolo pyaar hindole
jhoo……lo
jhoolo jhoolo
jhoolo jhoolo pyaar hindole
jhoo……lo
jhoolo jhoolo

din aaye salone suhaane
aao gaayen muhabbat ke gaane
din aaye salone suhaane
aao gaayen muhabbat ke gaane
beeti baaton ko bhoolo
beeti baaton ko bhoolo
bhoolo
bhoolo
jhoolo
jhoolo
jhoolo
jhoolo jhoolo pyaar hindole
jhoo o o lo
jhoolo jhoolo pyaar hindole
jhoo oo oo lo
jhoolo jhoolo

ajab leela hai ishwar ki nyaari
ajab leela hai ishwar ki nyaari
jisne bigdi banaayi hamaari
jisne bigdi banaayi hamaari
aaj saari umangon mein jhoolo
aaj saari umangon mein jhoolo
jhoolo
jhoolo
jhoolo jhoolo pyaar hindole
jhoo oo oo lo
jhoolo jhoolo
jhoolo jhoolo pyaar hindole
jhoo oo oo lo
jhoolo jhoolo

mera tan man to aanand magan hai
ik teri hi mujhko lagan hai
mera tan man to aanand magan hai
ik teri hi mujhko lagan hai
aao pyaar ki boli bolo
aao pyaar ki boli bolo
bolo
bolo
jhoolo
jhoolo
jhoolo
jhoolo jhoolo pyaar hindole
jhoo oo oo lo
jhoolo jhoolo
jhoolo jhoolo pyaar hindole
jhoo oo oo lo
jhoolo jhoolo


This article is written by Bharat Upadhyay, 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.

Genius of Jaidev – 53
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1971 colored social film ‘Ek Thi Reeta was produced by International Films, Bombay and was directed by Roop K Shorey. I am not repeating the star-cast as they were presented in all earlier six songs.

There were five lyricist, Sarshar Shailani (4), Prem Jalandhari (3), Vikal Saketi (1), Anjaan (1), Naksh Layalpuri (1) and one unknown writer for an English song. Music was by Jaidev, assisted by Gyan Varma.

Six songs out of eleven from the film are already discussed in this musical Blog and this one, sung by Asha is the seventh one, being presented.  I still have two more songs by Asha, that will follow. (Hari Ichchha permitting) I am unable to trace the English song and one solo by Sarla Kapur. (Main to usi se karungi naina chaar)  If some researcher Atulite find any of the two, even in audio format, I will try to complete all the songs (but Dilli door hai…).

Somehow, in mu opinion, today’s song does not have that typical Jaidev stamp and I have not been able to enjoy it as much as I should have. I would very much like to read other listener’s opinions.

Translation Notes (by Sudhir):
The lyrics in this song contain some lines and phrases that are a throwback on Punjabi. I am giving below a brief explanation of the same.

duniya chup chupeeti chor­­­­
(The people in) this world are all crooks covertly, silently within their hearts.
‘chup chupeeti’ = covertly, clandestinely, secretly

utton hor te vichchon hor
They seem one thing visibily, on the surface; but are very different within.
‘utton’ = visibly, on the surface
‘vichchon’ = internally, on the inside

andar se hai duniya paapi, upar se aene keeta shor
All are sinners on the inside, but make of lot of noise (about righteousness, propriety) on the outside.

 


Song – Duniya Chup Chupeeti Chor (Ek Thi Reeta) (1971) Singer – Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics – Sarshar Sailani, MD – Jaidev
Chorus

Lyrics

duniya..aa..aa
chup chupeeti chor
duniya chup chupeeti chor­­­­
utton hor te vichchon hor
utton hor te vichchon hor
andar se hai duniya paapi
upar se aene keeta shor
duniya..aa..aa
chup chupeeti chor
duniya chup chupeeti chor­­­­
duniya chup chupeeti chor­­­­
duniya chup chupeeti chor­­­­

yahaan do din ka bachpan
aur do din ki jawaani hai
do din ka bachpan
do din ki jawaani hai
zara socho to
zara socho to samjho
char din ki zindgaani hai
char din ki zindgaani hai
na jaane toot jaye kab…
na jaane toot jaye kab
tumhaare saans ki ye dor
duniya..aa..aa
chup chupeeti chor
duniya chup chupeeti chor­­­­
utton hor te vichchon hor
vichchon hor te utton hor
andar se hai duniya paapi
upar se aene keeta shor
duniya..aa..aa
chup chupeeti chor
duniya chup chupeeti chor­­­­
duniya chup chupeeti chor­­­­

aaa aaaa aaaaaaaa
aaaa aaaaa aaaaaaaaaaaa

udaa lo mauj kar lo aish
bhar lo jholiaan apni
bhar lo jholiaan apni
jamaa lo rang apna
aur manaa lo holian apni
manaa lo holiaan apni
tumhaare sar pe chhaai hai…
tumhaare sar pe chhaai hai
gunaahon ki ghataa ghanghor
duniya..aa..aa
chup chupeeti chor
duniya chup chupeeti chor­­­­
utton hor te vichchon hor
vichchon hor te utton hor
andar se hai duniya paapi
upar se aene keeta shor
duniya..aa..aa
chup chupeeti chor
duniya chup chupeeti chor­­­­
duniya chup chupeeti chor­­­­

chhupe kab tak rahoge
tum zamaane ki nigaahon se
tum zamaane ki nigaahon se
ganeemat hai ke ab bhi
baaz aa jao gunaahon se
baaz aa jao gunaahon se
andheri raat ke parde se..ey..ey
andheri raat ke parde se
phootegi suhaani bhor
duniya..aa..aa
chup chupeeti chor
duniya chup chupeeti chor­­­­
utton hor te vichchon hor
vichchon hor te utton hor
andar se hai duniya paapi
upar se aene keeta shor
duniya..aa..aa
chup chupeeti chor
duniya chup chupeeti chor­­­­
duniya chup chupeeti chor­­­­
duniya..aa..aa

duniya chup chupeeti chor­­­­
duniya chup chupeeti chor­­­­
duniya..aa..aa
duniya chup chupeeti chor­­­­
duniya chup chupeeti chor­­­­

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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दुनिया॰॰आ॰॰आ
चुप चुपीती चोर
दुनिया चुप चुपीती चोर
उत्तों होर ते विच्चों होर
उत्तों होर ते विच्चों होर
अंदर से है दुनिया पापी
ऊपर से एने किता शोर
दुनिया॰॰आ॰॰आ
चुप चुपीती चोर
दुनिया चुप चुपीती चोर
दुनिया चुप चुपीती चोर
दुनिया चुप चुपीती चोर

यहाँ दो दिन का बचपन
और दो दिन की जवानी है
दो दिन का बचपन
दो दिन की जवानी है
ज़रा सोचो तो
ज़रा सोचो तो समझो
चार दिन की ज़िंदगानी है
चार दिन की ज़िंदगानी है
ना जाने टूट जाये कब॰॰॰
ना जाने टूट जाये कब
तुम्हारे सांस की ये डोर
दुनिया॰॰आ॰॰आ
चुप चुपीती चोर
दुनिया चुप चुपीती चोर
उत्तों होर ते विच्चों होर
विच्चों होर ते उत्तों होर
अंदर से है दुनिया पापी
ऊपर से एने किता शोर
दुनिया॰॰आ॰॰आ
चुप चुपीती चोर
दुनिया चुप चुपीती चोर
दुनिया चुप चुपीती चोर

आs आsss आsssssss
आss आsss आssssssssss

उड़ा लो मौज कर लो ऐश
भर लो झोलियाँ अपनी
भर लो झोलियाँ अपनी
जमा लो रंग अपना
और मना लो होलियां अपनी
मना लो होलियां अपनी
तुम्हारे सर पे छाई है
तुम्हारे सर पे छाई है
गुनाहों की घटा घनघोर
दुनिया॰॰आ॰॰आ
चुप चुपीती चोर
दुनिया चुप चुपीती चोर
उत्तों होर ते विच्चों होर
विच्चों होर ते उत्तों होर
अंदर से है दुनिया पापी
ऊपर से एने किता शोर
दुनिया॰॰आ॰॰आ
चुप चुपीती चोर
दुनिया चुप चुपीती चोर
दुनिया चुप चुपीती चोर

छुपे कब तक रहोगे
तुम जमाने की निगाहों से
तुम जमाने की निगाहों से
गनीमत है के अब भी
बाज़ आ जाओ गुनाहों से
बाज़ आ जाओ गुनाहों से
अंधेरी रात के पर्दे से॰॰ए॰॰ए
अंधेरी रात के पर्दे से
फूटेगी सुहानी भोर
दुनिया॰॰आ॰॰आ
चुप चुपीती चोर
दुनिया चुप चुपीती चोर
उत्तों होर ते विच्चों होर
विच्चों होर ते उत्तों होर
अंदर से है दुनिया पापी
ऊपर से एने किता शोर
दुनिया॰॰आ॰॰आ
चुप चुपीती चोर
दुनिया चुप चुपीती चोर
दुनिया॰॰आ॰॰आ
दुनिया चुप चुपीती चोर
दुनिया चुप चुपीती चोर
दुनिया॰॰आ॰॰आ
दुनिया चुप चुपीती चोर
दुनिया चुप चुपीती चोर
दुनिया॰॰आ॰॰आ
दुनिया चुप चुपीती चोर
दुनिया चुप चुपीती चोर


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

Hullo to all in atuldom

Its been a while since I wrote a post for the blog. No that is not so. I have made notes in my mind by the dozen in the last couple of months and typed out two of them sent it across to the Head of the Posting Department of our blog. Unfortunately they didn’t get posted as the Head of the department was awaiting a special post by his trusted Lieutenant for what is now being termed as “artificial” milestones (as Atulji likes to call them) but a special is a special and other things can wait for them is my opinion. I hope I can hear or rather see nods in agreement of my point of view.

September is a rather special month in that we have birthdays of some supreme talents of Bollywood –K.N.Singh, Naseem Bano, Sadhana, Pyarelal (from Laxmi- Pyare team), Uttam Kumar, Shakti Kapoor, RIshi Kapoor, D.N. Madhok, Rakesh Roshan, Asha Bhonsle (how did we let that birth date pass without a special post, investigation needed), Bhupen Hazarika and for more names to this list please refer the anniversaries page of our blog?. And I had songs in mind for each and every person on the birthday list. I even wrote a post for my dearest Asha Bhonsle (though I don’t remember if it was one of the two that I sent to our Head.) we did have a special post for MS Subbalakshmi’s 100th birth anniversary and one for Prem Chopra’s 81st. Thank you to Sudhirji for them.

We cannot let 26th September go by without remembering the debonair actor who would have turned 93 today. When we type his name on Google we get so many links to various sites. One of them has put up a list of 12 lesser known facts about this actor. But for us here in ASAD these facts are by-heart as they have been repeated in almost every post about this actor. So do I need to spell them out here again?
Do I need to say?

1) He was born Devdutt Pishorimal Anand to an advocate father.

2) He was a graduate of English Literature from Government College Lahore.

3) He got his big break when actor-producer Ashok Kumar spotted him around Bombay Talkies.

4) He was best friends with Guru Dutt and they exchanged shirts and ideas.

5) He thrived on playing the modern urban man with grey shaded characters.

6) To impress his lady love he modeled himself on her favourite Hollywood actor Gregory Peck.

7) He married his costar Kalpana Kartik (this I know) in the lunch break of a movie they were shooting (that I didn’t know).

8) He is the only Hindi film hero to have been the leading man to Bengali actress Suchitra Sen in two movies- Sarhad and Bambai Ka Babu (I didn’t know this also).

9) Dilip-Raj- Dev were the reigning superstars of the 1950s and early 60s; and they have acted as Dev- Dilip and Dilip- Raj combo but the Dev- Raj combo never happened.

10) Zeenat Aman’s career sky rocketed after his directorial Hare Rama Hare Krishna.

11) He discovered Tina Munim in 1978.

12) Zeenat Aman, Hema Malini and Rakhee were his favourite heroines in the 70s. Rakhee says “Devsaab had only friends on enemies”

I am sure that all the above 12 facts are common knowledge to 90% of Atulites; (I didn’t know a few is my anadipan!)

I became aware of this actor through the movies that were aired by Doordarshan in the late 70s when my chachu bought the first television in the family. I thought we should have a song of his with Zeenat Aman as I loved the pairing; I don’t remember which was the first movie of theirs that I ever saw. But then I also loved the Dev-Hema combo as much as the Hema- Rajesh combo. As I scan the List of movies page of our blog I find many possible songs for this two pairings viz: Dev- Hema and Dev-Zeenat.

Two weeks ago I had gone to see a program where in Kabir Bedi was in chat with Hema (gorgeous even today) Malini. Both of these actors have costarred with Dev Anand in the 70s. They spoke of his love for Kathmandu and Nepal. They had very fond anecdotes about him. About how he used to sit on the sets in between shots –never in a relaxed pose, always ready to jump out of the seat for the next action needed of him. How he was very particular about his post dinner walks of an hour, this was related by Kabir Bedi, etc, etc. Since I spoke of Zeenat Aman- Dev Anand in Nepal I think we should also have a song in the same picturesque locales. And I suppose it will be apt to have a song from the movie Kabir Bedi spoke of- Ishq Ishq Ishq.

Ishq Ishq Ishq was a 1974 movie directed and produced by Dev Anand.

The story in brief is as follows:-Dhun (Dev Anand) comes from a wealthy and talented family. His desire is to see the world on his own, and he sets upon this travel. He comes upon an Inn called Five Daughters, run by Pahar (Premnath). He decides to stay there for a while. He meets the daughters, and falls in love with the one named Pooja (Zeenat Aman). Pooja also reciprocates his love, and both hope to marry soon. Pahar does raise objections, but they soon are overcome. Just when the marriage is being planned, the family comes to know that both Pooja and Dhun are related, and the relationship is that Dhun is Pooja’s maternal uncle.

The star cast was impressive with a small brigade of lovely ladies- Zeenat Aman, Shabana Azmi, Komilla Wirk, Nadira, Baby Padmini, Poonam Sinha (she had not yet become Sinha.) Plus there were the regulars Jeevan, Premnath, Sudhir, Iftikar, Gautam Sarin and Kabir Bedi and Shekhar Kapoor in small roles. The music department was headed by Devsaab’s favourite RDB and Anand Bakshi penned all the songs. And who else but Kishore Kumar was his voice in this movie. So here is the song (which also has Asha Bhonsle as the female voice for all the grown up girls) with which we can remember Dev Anand on his 93rd birth anniversary; a song that shows all his typical mannerisms and scarf and hats.


Song-Wallah kya nazaara hai (Ishq Ishq Ishq)(1974) singers-Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhonsle, Sushma Shreshtha, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-R D Burman
Chorus
Kishore Kumar + Sushma Shreshtha
Kishore Kumar + Asha Bhonsle
All

Lyrics

wallah kya nazaara hai
mausam bada pyaara hai
wallah kya nazaara hai
mausam bada pyaara hai
oye kya baat hai ae
aisa tamaasha yahin maine dekha
kahin maine dekha nahin ee
wallah kya nazaara hai
mausam bada pyaara hai
oye kya baat hai ae
aisa tamaasha yahin maine dekha
kahin maine dekha nahin

ustaad
(arey
hey minu
Ha ha)

ooaa ooaa ooaa ooaa
ooaa ooaa ooaa ooaa
ooaa ooaa ooaa ooaa
ooaa ooaa ooaa ooaa

hmm
chhote bachchon ko sikhana bada aasaan hai
bade bachchon ko sikhaye kis taraah
oa oa oa oa oa oa oa oa
oa oa oa oa
oa oa oa oa

hey diwaanon ko samjhaayen toh bade shokh se
sayaanon ko samjhaye kis taraah
o logon aao
tum bhi dekho
aisa tamaasha yahin maine dekha
kahin maine dekha nahin
la la la la la la la
wallah kya nazaara hai
mausam bada pyaara hai
oye kya baat hai
aisa tamaasha yahin maine dekha

kahin maine dekha nahin

ooaa ooaa ooaa ooaa
ooaa ooaa ooaa ooaa
ooaa ooaa ooaa ooaa
ooaa ooaa ooaa ooaa

hmmm
jhootha aur kaccha har rishta jahaan ka
toote toh ho jaaye bas dushmani
sachcha aur pakka ek rishta hai pyaar ka
jiska hai naam dost dosti
ooa ooa ooa ooa
ooa ooa ooa ooa

ho o
jhootha aur kachcha har rishta jahaan ka
toote to ho jaaye bas dusmani
ho ho ho
saccha aur pakka ek rishta hai pyaar ka
jiska hai naam dost dosti ee

o jisne dekha
wo ye bola
aisa tamaasha yahin maine dekha
kahin maine dekha nahin
la la la la la la la
wallah kya nazaara hai
mausam bada pyaara hai
oye kya baat hai ae
aisa tamaasha yahin maine dekha

kahin maine dekha nahin

ooaa ooaa ooaa ooaa
ooaa ooaa ooaa ooaa
ooaa ooaa ooaa ooaa
ooaa ooaa ooaa ooaa

ho o o o
ghar waalon se to achcha yeh mehmaan hai
roothhon ko jisne mana liyaa aa aa aa aa

oa oa oa oa
oa oa oa oa

hey hey hey
kaisi pyaari iske labon pe muskaan hai
roton huon ka jisne hansa diya
ha ha ha ha
he he
o gaao milke
sab yeh taraana
ta ra na
gaao milke sab yeh taraana

Kya
aisa tama sha yahin maine dekha
kahin maine dekha nahin

la la la la la la la
wallah kya nazaara hai
mausam bada pyaara hai
oye kya baat hai
aisa tama sha yahin maine dekha

kahin maine dekha nahin
wallah kya nazaara hai
mausam bada pyaara hai
oye kya baat hai
Kya baat hai bhai
aisa tamasha yahi maine dekha
kahi maine dekha nahin
la la la la la la
la la la la la la
la la la la la la


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.

There are two beautiful songs rendered by G M Durrani in ‘Nayi Kahaani’ (1943). Fortunately, video clips of both the songs are available. In the first of the two songs, neend hamaari khwaab tumhaare kitne meethhe kitne pyaare a boy suddenly gets up from the group of musicians and start singing sargam in a ‘rapid fire’ mode and then sits down for the song to continue. He sings sargam in his own voice. Again, in hamen kya ab khizaan jaaye na jaaye , the boy gets up during the musical interlude of the song and starts conducting the orchestra. These are the ‘scene stealer’ situations in the songs which, I am sure, must have remained in the minds of the audience when they came out of the theatre after watching the film. The boy was actor-singer Balakram.

Balakram Jadhav (24/02/1931 – 02/03/1974) was born in Nagpur where his father Gangaram Bapu Jadhav was an active member of a musical drama company. Gangaram had four children – Vijaymala, Manjula (Manju Diwan), Trayambak and Balakram who was the youngest . The family shifted to Pune when the father got a job in Prabhat Films. Balakram started his filmy career as a child artist in ‘Majha Mulga’ (in Marathi) and its Hindi version, ‘Mera Ladka (1941)’. In the same year, he acted in Prabhat’s bilingual ‘Aadmi’ (1941). In both these films, he sang songs for himself.

During this period, Balakram was also learning the nuances of Hinsustani classical music from Pandit Gunidas and Pandit Jagannath Prohit of Agra Gharana. A glimpse of his proficiency in Hindustani classical music can be seen when he sings a fast sargam in the midst of a song in Prabhat’s ‘Nayi Kahaani’ (1943) referred to above. In Prabhat’s ‘Chaand’ (1944), Balakram acted in the film in which he had two songs picturised on him. But he did not sing the song on himself. Instead, his elder sister Manju gave playback for him. Probably, Balakram was on a threshold of his adolescence and his voice pitch may have changed which may not have suited his child’s role.

After a hiatus of about 3 years, Balakram returned to Hindi films with a role in ‘Krishna Sudama(1947) probably donning the role of Sudama. Whether it is coincidence or otherwise, the films in which acted thereafter were mostly belonging the genre of mythology/Devotional like ‘Seeta Swayambar’ (1948), ‘Satyanarayan’ (1948), ‘Sati Ahilya’ (1949), ‘Sant Janabai’ (1949), ‘Subhadra Haran’ (1964), ‘Shri Ram Bharat Milan’ (1965) etc.

Balakram once again had a long break in Hindi film career between 1949 and 1964. During this period, he acted and sang in many Marathi films and was associated with some Marathi plays where he got fame. He also participated in classical vocal concerts and gave training in classical music. At Dadar, he established Pandit Gunidas Sangeet Vidyalaya and started teaching music to children.

Balakram died of liver complications on 02/03/1974.

KRISHNA SUDAMA (1947) was Balakram’s first mythological film after which he got associated with this genre of Hindi films. The film was produced under the banner of National Artists and was directed by C R Bajaj. The star cast included Karan Diwan, Balakram, Vijay, Dulari, Gulab, Kusum etc. By the way, Balakram was brother-in-law of Karan Diwan as his sister Manju had married Karan Diwan in 1944. The film had 11 songs, all written by Kamalnayan which were set to music by Shyambabu Pathak. This was the film in which Shyambabu Pathak gave initial pbreaks as playback singers to Sulochana Kadam and Krishna Goyal.

I am presenting the first song ‘mann prem ki gaathon mein baandh liyo’ from the film to appear in the Blog. Although online websites like http://www.myswar.com has not identified the singer, mp3 clip of the song from which I made the video clip and uploaded the same on YT, has accredited Balakram as singer. I have checked a song sung by Balakram in the film ‘Hamaari Kahaani’ (1948, unreleased) and I am fairly sure that the voice in the song under discussion matches with that of Balakram. As mentioned earlier, Balakram also acted in the film. None the less, I would request the knowledgeable readers of the Blog to share their views on the singer of the song.

[Note: Some of the inputs for the profile of Balakram came from Shishir Krishna Sharma’s Blog beetehuedin.blogspot.com].


Song-Man prem ki gaanthhon mein (Krishna Sudaama)(1947) Singer-Balakram, Lyrics-Kamalnayan, MD-Shyam Babu Pathak

Lyrics

mann prem ki gaanthon mein
baandh liyo
o o o ??jhat(?)
Shyaam mora Ghanshyaam
mann prem ki gaanthon mein baandh liyo jhat(?)
Shayam mora Ghanshyaam
Shyaam mora Ghanshyaam
mukh chooma jora jori aur phir
mukh chooma jora jori aur phir
chhup gayo gokul gaaon
chhup gayo gokul gaaon

mukh chandra mukut Nandlaala
mukh chandra mukut Nandlaala
haan kaanan kundal vanmaala
haan kaanan kundal vanmaala
(?)tu bansi ki sargam baa..je
(?)tu bansi ki sargam baaje re
(??) thha Shyaam
(??) thha Shyaam
mann prem ki gaanthon mein baandh liyo jhat(?)
Shyaam mora Ghanshyaam
Shaayam mora Ghanshyaam

mita Raam roop se Raavan
aur dusht Kans ko mohan
mita Raam roop se Raavan
aur dusht kans ko mohan
hai jag vidhaam(?) Vishnu moorat ke hi
hai jag vidhaam(?) Vishnu moorat ke hi
Raam mana kahin Shyaam
Raam mana kahin Shyaam
mann prem ki gaanthon mein baandh liyo jhat(?)
Shyaam mora Ghanshyaam
Shyaam mora Ghanshyaam


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.

Songs to Tickle Your Memory – 35
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इकतारा बोले॰॰॰ तुन तुन
क्या कहे ये तुमसे॰॰॰ सुन सुन
बात है लंबी मतलब गोल
खोल ना दे ये सबके पोल
तो फिर उसके बाद
इकतारा बोले॰॰॰ तुन तुन

There is an interesting aside related to this iconic song from the 1970 film ‘Yaadgaar’. This song was originally written as a romantic song with the lines

रात अकेली साये दो
हुस्न भी हो और इश्क़ भी हो
तो फिर उसके बाद

It was selected by Manoj Kumar for his seminal classic ‘Upkar’. Eventually, this song somehow could not be fitted into the storyline. The song remained in suspended state, till Manoj Kumar revived it three years later, got it modified into a song of social messaging, and included it in his film ‘Yaadgaar’. After spending two and a half decades practically in the wilderness in the industry, here came the first major super hit for the song writer. This surely must be a record of some sorts.

We shall talk of another special and unique record by this artist, in a while. But before that, let me invite you all and congratulate you for the 124th century of our blog. We are now eight years in the running, and passing through the 9th. The numbers and averages are now a matter of some standard calculations. Nowadays, the regulars are not so enthused by the regular century markers (‘yawn…’). Especially since we passed the 10K milestone. Since then, the major events have been the 11K and the 12K stations. And the tastes are changing too. The century milestones seem tasteless, and uninteresting. Instead, in recent times, there is a ton of interest around the peculiar and the seemingly unremarkable, which of course turned out to be events of keen anticipation, as well as unexpectedly remarkable. Ah yes, I am talking about the recently passed “artificial” milestones (as Atul ji likes to call them) – the post nos. 12345 and 12357. In fact, on the way, we missed some interesting dates, as pointed out by dear Avadh Lal ji. This month i.e. September of 2016 is a very interesting month. After a long time we have a month in which the month number and the year number are perfect squares. And then what does this do to some days in this month. Yes, you guessed it right. Some days in this month are perfect squares. E.g. 4th September, 2016, written as 4-9-16 – you see, each number is a perfect square of the numbers 2, 3 and 4; three numbers in perfect ascending order. The last such date was 1st April, 2009 i.e. 1-4-9. So, in fact we missed an opportunity, enormously significant, because it will never, never, ever occur again – the three numbers in the date being perfect squares of numbers in ascending order, (unless of course someone dares to change the calendar to have at least sixteen months). Ah but, yes, I digress. But again, before I get back to the point, just so you know, tomorrow will be 25-9-16. Not in order, but a date with all numbers that are squares, the last such date for the next nine years (1-1-25).

OK, ok, I get back to the point. Yes, 124th century. That is twelve thousand and 400 songs. I know many of us would be keeping tabs, but just the same. The visitor ticker is just about 50 thousand short of the 8.5 million mark. The blog is going great guns. And the entire team is to be congratulated for that.  A couple of posts back, Atul talked about the slow pace at which we are making progress. But he also added that this circumstance will be changing shortly.

And the celebration for today. It is the century post for the songwriter Verma Malik. A little before I wrote that it took him more than two and a half decades to trump up a super hit song to his credit. The scenario on the blog does not seem to be different either. The first post of this enigmatic lyricist came as far back as 2nd September, 2008 (“Wo Pari Kahaan Se Laaun”, from ‘Pehchaan’, 1970). That is a little over eight years now. Eight years that this gentleman took to complete his first century on the blog. Maybe unlucky, but also very doggedly persistent, and eventually successful, remarkably. Just like in real life.

He was born Barkat Rai Malik, on the day of Baisakhi, 13th April, 1925, in Ferozepur (Punjab). Another one of those well known but unsung artists about whom not much information is available anywhere. There are references to him being active in the independence movement and writing songs of patriotic fervour. He got a break in writing songs for films with the help of his friend and mentor, Hans Raj Behl. He gave him his first break as a lyricist for the Punjabi film ‘Lachhi’ (1949). The same year, the same friend got him a break in Hindi films, with the film ‘Chakori’. And this friend also gave him a suggestion to change and shorten his name. ‘Barkat Rai Malik’ may not cut much ice with a lot of people. So, at this advise, he shortened his name to Verma Malik.

The first part of his career in Hindi films is the dullest and the most disheartening, if ever there was. Starting in 1949, for the next one dozen years, he could barely manage 49 songs in 24 films; doing just about 4 songs a year. What a life of struggle it would have been for him. As I scanned the list of his songs from this stretch, the only memorable one that I can identify is the famous Talat Mehmood song, “Aaye Bhi Akela, Jaaye Bhi Akela”, from the film ‘Dost’ (1954).

And then, as if this beating by destiny was not serious enough, he passes through another phase, another six years, and no work at all, to his name. After the film ‘Saaya’ in 1961, he has no work in films till 1967. The personal situation literally was that “utensils from the kitchen had to be sold” – ‘बर्तन बिक गए’. In fact, it is on record that he even made an attempt to change his profession, and tried his hand at garments business. But nothing seemed to work in life. And yet, destiny was not yet done with him. Starting with the year 1966-67, his stars began to rise once again.

Through his friends, especially Hans Raj Behl, he got to a meeting which turned the tide in his life. He had gone to Famous Studios to meet with director Mohan Sehgal. The meeting did not happen, but chance that day led him to the door of music director Kalyan ji. Providence had a meeting in store for him. Manoj Kumar was present at Kalyan ji Bhai’s house at that time. The chance meeting turned a new leaf in his life. Manoj was an old friend, and was familiar with Verma Malik’s work, especially in Punjabi films. He asked the down-in-time-and luck songwriter to present something new. Work on ‘Upkar’ (1967) was in progress, and Manoj ji was looking for some more songs for his film. Verma Malik presented the lines, listed at the beginning of this article – “Ik Taara Boley”. Originally this song was intended to be a romantic expression of a lovers’ tryst. Manoj Kumar liked the opening lines immediately and commissioned Verma Malik to do the complete song. But as fortune would have it, the song eventually did not make it to the screen in ‘Upkar’. But later, when the film ‘Yaadgaar’ (1970) was conceived, these lines were adapted into a different mood, and what emerged became the theme song of the film. The song that appears in three or four parts in the film, cumulatively runs for more than eight minutes. It became the signature song of the film, and also, became a super hit popular song that was on the lips of the common man. The second phase of Verma Malik’s career was now ascending.

When the luck turns, then other things start to fall in place too. 1967 saw the release of ‘CID 909’ and in 1968 came ‘Dil Aur Mohabbat’, both having music by OP Nayyar. The former had the song “Nadi Ka Kinaara Ho, Paani Awaara Ho” and the latter had the song “Aankhon Ki Talashi De De, Mere Dil Ki Ho Gai Chori”. The two songs became immediate hits. And then followed ‘Yaadgaar’ in 1970. Verma Malik was finally on roll.

1970 turned out to be a watershed year for him. Unprecedented in his career thus far, five films with songs written by him came out this year – ‘Pehchaan’, ‘Saawan Bhaadon’, ‘Mujrim’ and ‘Truck Driver’, besides ‘Yaadgaar’. The songs of these films need no introduction. And the icing on the cake was the Filmfare award for best lyrics for the song “Sab Se Bada Nadaan Wohi Hai, Jo Samjhe Nadaan Mujhe” from film ‘Pehchaan’. The tide had truly turned for him.

Let me now tell you about the unique-est record that was created by his songs. In the decades of the 50s, 60s and 70s, the most important benchmark of popularity of songs and artists was – yes, Binaca Geetmala. In the entire history of this iconic radio program, there is only one instance in which the top two songs of the year belonged to the same songwriter. In 1975, that credit went to Verma Malik, when the two songs of film ‘Roti, Kapda Aur Makaan’, viz., “Baaki Kuchh Bacha To Mehngaai Maar Gai” and “Arre Hai Hai Ye Majboori”, both written by him, topped the Binaca popularity chart. There is no other instance in the entire history of this program. The closest one can compare is for the year 1964, when two songs of the film ‘Sangam’ hit the top two positions simultaneously. Albeit, the two songs were written by different songwriters – “Mere Mann Ki Ganga, Aur Tere Mann Ki Jamuna Ka” written by Shailendra, and “Ye Mera Prem Patra Padh Kar” written by Hasrat Jaipuri. And yes, by the way, on way from ‘Pehchaan’ in 1970 to ‘Roti, Kapda Aur Makaan’ in 1975, Verma Malik picked up another (albeit controversial) Filmfare award, that for “Jai Bolo Beimaan Ki” for the film ‘Beimaan’ in 1972.

The list of songs in this period surely makes a head turning appeal. “Priye Praaneshwari, Hridyeshwari” from ‘Hum, Tjm Aur Who’ (1971), “Jo Tum Hansoge To Duniya Hansegi” from ‘Kathputli’ (1971), “Ladki Chale Jab Sadkon Par” from ‘Seema’ (1971), “Pranaam Karo Is Dharti Ko” from ‘Balidaan’ (1971), “Gaya Bachpan To Aayi Jawaani” from ‘Aankhon Aankhon Mein’ (1972), “Ban Ke Dulhaniya Aaj Chali Hoon Main Saajan Ke Dwaare” from ‘Shor’ (1972), “Do Bechaare Bina Sahaare” from ‘Victoria No. 203’ (1972), “Chanda Ki Kirnon Se Lipti Hawaaein” from ‘Intezaar’ (1973), “Balma Hamaar Motor Caar Le Ke Aayo Re” from ‘Anhonee’ (1973), “Raaz Ki Baat Keh Doon To Jaane Mehfil Mein Phir Kya Ho” from ‘Dharma (1973), “Badi Door Se Aaye Hain” from ‘Samjhauta’ (1973), “Hum Bolega To Bologe Ke Bolta Hai” from ‘Kasauti’ (1974), “Sun Baal Brahmchaari Main Hoon Kanya Kunwaari” from ‘Sanyaasi’ (1975), “Tere Ishq Ka Mujh Pe Hua Ye Asar Hai” from ‘Naagin’ (1976), “Aaj Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai” from ‘Aadmi Sadak Ka’ (1977), “Chanda Mama Se Pyaara Mera Mama” from ‘Kartavya’ (1979), “Mere Pyaar Ki Umar Ho Itni Sanam” from ‘Waaris’ (1988), and on and on and on – many more can be added to this list.

And to add to the above, he has written songs for 50 Punjabi films, 48 of which celebrated silver jubilees in the regional circuit in North India. Many of his songs of Punjabi films have transcended the label of film songs and have become timelessly popular folk songs. On the Punjabi side of his career, he also has written dialogues and screenplays, and has also composed music for three films.

Verma Malik passed away on 15th March, 2009.

For today’s celebration, I present this very obscure and very rare Asha Bhosle song from the 1959 film ‘Ek Armaan Mera’. The music is composed by SD Batish. A very catchy sound, that has been rendered with such verve and excitement by Asha ji. Listen and enjoy.

[Note: I must thank Harish Raghuvanshi ji, for providing me detailed information and some earlier published articles on Verma Malik. Harish ji’s inputs and the book ‘Hindi Filmon Ke Geetkar’ by Shri Anil Bhargav, are the primary references for the above post.]

 

Song – Dil Aap Ka Daulatkhaana, Jab Chaaho Chale Aana (Ek Armaan Mera) (1959) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Verma Malik, MD – SD Batish

Lyrics

dil aap ka daulatkhaana

dil aap ka daulatkhaana
jab chaaho chale aana
ik baar mohabbat kar lo
samjho na begaana
dil aap ka daulatkhaana
jab chaaho chale aana
ik baar mohabbat kar lo
samjho na begaana
dil aap ka daulatkhaana. . .

na pyaar se hum ko dekho
hum aap se sharmaate hain
hum dil nazraana de kar
aadaab bajaa laatey hain. . .
na pyaar se hum ko dekho
hum aap se sharmaate hain
hum dil nazraana de kar
aadaab bajaa laatey hain. . .
ye waqt hai bada suhaana
le lo ye dil nazraana
ik baar mohabbat kar lo
samjho na begaana
dil aap ka daulatkhaana. . .

thodi si mohabbat kar len
sarkaar ijaazat de do
aankhon ki pyaas bujha len
ik baar ijaazat de do
thodi si mohabbat kar len
sarkaar ijaazat de do
aankhon ki pyaas bujha len
ik baar ijaazat de do
dil le ke badal na jaana
is dil ko na thukraana
ik baar mohabbat kar lo
samjho na begaana
dil aap ka daulatkhaana. . .

is dil ko basaa lo dil mein
ehsaan badaa maanenge
kadmon pe jhuka ke sar ko
hum tum ko khuda jaanenge
is dil ko basaa lo dil mein
ehsaan badaa maanenge
kadmon pe jhuka ke sar ko
hum tum ko khuda jaanenge
teri aankehn hain maikhaana
de do bhar ke paimaana
ik baar mohabbat kar lo
samjho na begaana
dil aap ka daulatkhaana
jab chaaho chale aana
ik baar mohabbat kar lo
samjho na begaana
dil aap ka daulatkhaana. . .

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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दिल आप का दौलतखाना

दिल आप का दौलतखाना
जब चाहो चले आना
इक बार मोहब्बत कर लो
समझो ना बेगाना
दिल आप का दौलतखाना
जब चाहो चले आना
इक बार मोहब्बत कर लो
समझो ना बेगाना
दिल आप का दौलतखाना॰॰॰

ना प्यार से हमको देखो
हम आप से शर्माते हैं
हम दिल नज़राना दे कर
आदाब बजा लाते हैं॰॰॰
ना प्यार से हमको देखो
हम आप से शर्माते हैं
हम दिल नज़राना दे कर
आदाब बजा लाते हैं॰॰॰
ये वक़्त है बड़ा सुहाना
ले लो ये दिल नज़राना
इक बार मोहब्बत कर लो
समझो ना बेगाना
दिल आप का दौलतखाना॰॰॰

थोड़ी सी मोहब्बत कर लें
सरकार इजाज़त दो दो
आँखों की प्यास बुझा लें
इक बार इजाज़त दे दो
थोड़ी सी मोहब्बत कर लें
सरकार इजाज़त दो दो
आँखों की प्यास बुझा लें
इक बार इजाज़त दे दो
दिल ले के बादल ना जाना
इस दिल को ना ठुकराना
इक बार मोहब्बत कर लो
समझो ना बेगाना
दिल आप का दौलतखाना॰॰॰

इस दिल को बसा लो दिल में
एहसान बड़ा मानेंगे
कदमों पे झुका के सर को
हम तुमको खुदा मानेंगें
इस दिल को बसा लो दिल में
एहसान बड़ा मानेंगे
कदमों पे झुका के सर को
हम तुमको खुदा मानेंगें
तेरी आँखें हैं मयखाना
दे दो भर के पैमाना
इक बार मोहब्बत कर लो
समझो ना बेगाना
दिल आप का दौलतखाना
जब चाहो चले आना
इक बार मोहब्बत कर लो
समझो ना बेगाना
दिल आप का दौलतखाना॰॰॰


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.

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The Voice of Mukesh #70
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This voice has such an alluring appeal. No matter what the song may be, Mukesh ji’s voice has the quality to enliven the song with the depth of his soulful emotion. The words come alive with his rendition. Listen to any of his songs, whether they have been popularized on account of association with successful films and actors, or they belong to obscure, unheard and unsuccessful films. His songs from many such films have remained obscure and unheard. For songs of Mukesh, the unexplored era is primarily in the 1970s.  There still are many songs sung by him, that have to find their place on this blog. Many of them are unfamiliar and obscure, and some are familiar but unheard for long.

Today I present this poignant song of unrequited love – love that is waiting for fulfillment and happiness. The film is ‘Intezaar’ from 1973. The words of this song are written by Verma Malik and the music is from the mind of the old maestro, Chitragupt. The career innings of Chitragupt started in mid 1940s, and lasted for more than four and a half decades. Although lesser in number, we do films with his music, listed well into the 1980s. The last such film probably is ‘Insaaf Ki Manzil’ in 1988. Then, we also see a film listed for 1998, well after his passing away in 1991.

The film is produced under the banner of De-Luxe Films, Bombay and is directed by Mohan Singh Kavia. The cast of actors includes Baldev Khosa, Padmini Kapila, Rakesh Pande, Rinku Jaiswal, IS Johar, Mohan Choti, Lata Arora, Chandrima Bhaduri, Leela Misra, Narmada Shankar, Manhar Desai, and more. On screen, this song is picturized as a background song, as Rakesh Pande and Rinku Jaiswal are seen in the frame, separated by a closed door, but very visibly pining for the other. There is also a child sleeping in the room. I request friends and readers who may have seen this film, to please comment on this situation.

Listen to this tender expression of desires and aspirations seeking fulfilment, and yet, held back by circumstances. There is a certain grace in how the protagonists are holding their emotions, and the words are coming from the background, telling the tale of suppressed sentiments. Listen and enjoy.


Song – Idhar Intezaar, Udhar Intezaar (Intezaar) (1973) Singer – Mukesh, Lyrics – Verma Malik, MD – Chitragupt

Lyrics

idhar intezaar
udhar intezaar
tu bhi beqaraar
mein bhi beqaraar
jag ki maryada dekho
bani hai deewaar
idhar intezaar
udhar intezaar

thandi thandi aahen aur jalti jawaani
aag se dekho jaise lipta hai paani
thandi thandi aahen aur jalti jawaani
aag se dekho jaise lipta hai paani
ye tanhaai
ye angdaai
ik hai jawaani aur gham beshumaar
idhar intezaar
udhar intezaar
tu bhi beqaraar
mein bhi beqaraar

paas reh ke bhi itni hai doori
koi nahin samjhega teri majboori
paas reh ke bhi itni hai doori
koi nahin samjhega teri majboori
zindagi hai teri
raat andheri
rooth na jaaye kahin roop ki bahaar
idhar intezaar
udhar intezaar
tu bhi beqaraar
mein bhi beqaraar
jag ki maryada dekho
bani hai deewaar
idhar intezaar
udhar intezaar

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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इधर इंतज़ार
उधर इंतज़ार
तू भी बेक़रार
मैं भी बेक़रार
जग की मर्यादा देखो
बनी है दीवार
इधर इंतज़ार
उधर इंतज़ार

ठंडी ठंडी आहें और जलती जवानी
आगे से देखो जैसा लिपटा है पानी
ठंडी ठंडी आहें और जलती जवानी
आगे से देखो जैसा लिपटा है पानी
ये तनहाई
ये अंगड़ाई
इक है जवानी और ग़म बेशुमार
इधर इंतज़ार
उधर इंतज़ार
तू भी बेक़रार
मैं भी बेक़रार

पास पास रह के भी इतनी है दूरी
कोई नहीं समझेगा तेरी मजबूरी
पास पास रह के भी इतनी है दूरी
कोई नहीं समझेगा तेरी मजबूरी
ज़िंदगी है तेरी
रात अंधेरी
रूठ ना जाये कहीं रूप की बहार
इधर इंतज़ार
उधर इंतज़ार
तू भी बेक़रार
मैं भी बेक़रार
जग की मर्यादा देखो
बनी है दीवार
इधर इंतज़ार
उधर इंतज़ार



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.

Today, while we add one more movie of ‘1951’ on the blog, we also add one more movie under the category of ‘movies having same title’.

I was not aware that there was a movie titled ‘Saudaagar’ made in 1951. And would never have been able to know it if HFGK was not there.

We are aware of ‘Saudaagar’ made in 1973 and 1991 and both the movies have good songs and music. Both these movies have already made their entries on the blog.

Today’s movie ‘Saudaagar-1951’ was passed by Censor Board on 11.07.1951. It was directed by M.I.Dharmsey and produced by S.V.Moongre for West Hind Pictures, Bombay. It had Rehana, Naseer Khan, Suraiyya Choudhary, Bhudo Advani, Shakuntala, Ratan Kumar, Balam and K.N.Singh.
As per HFGK (Vol.III) this movie had total ten songs where lyricist P.L.Santoshi, Hasrat Jaipuri, and Hanuman Prasad penned six, two and two songs respectively.

Two music directors have been credited for composing the music for this movie viz. C.Ramchandra – six songs and Hanuman Prasad – two songs.

Asha Bhonsle, Chitalkar, G.M.Durrani, Lata Mangeshkar, Pt.Lakshman Prasad and Rajkumari have given their voices to the songs of this movie.

For today’s post I am presenting the songs written and composed by Hanuman Prasad ji and sung by Rajkumari ji.
With this song ‘Saudaagar-1951’ makes a debut on the blog, and joins the ‘Trader’s trio’🙂 i.e. e ‘Saudaagars of -1951-1973-1991’so far🙂 …

Let us now enjoy this lovely song …

I have not been able to get correct words at few places where I have left ( ? ) mark and would request readers with keener ears to please provide the correct words there please.


Song-Ye pyaar bada beimaan hai (Saudaagar)(1951) Singer-Rajkumari, Lyrics-Hanuman Prasad, MD-Hanuman Prasad

Lyrics

Ye pyaar badaa beimaan hai
Ye ishq badaa badnaam hai
Ye pyaar badaa beimaan hai
Ye ishq badaa badnaam hai
Hansna iska aaghaaz hai
Rona iska anjaam hai
Hansna iska aaghaaz hai
Rona iska anjaam hai

Jab chaand sitaare sote hain
Jab chaand sitaare sote hain
Do nain hamaare rote hain
Do nain hamaare rote hain
Har ashq ye mujhse kehta hai
Apne ko chhupaa ?? hai
Ye pyaar badaa beimaan hai
Ye ishq badaa badnaam hai
Ye pyaar badaa beimaan hai
Ye ishq badaa badnaam hai

Ye pyaar ki manzil mushqil hai
Ye pyaar ki manzil mushqil hai
Seene mein naazuk sa dil hai ae
Ye kathin hai sauda saudaagar
Is preet ka ?? hai
Ye pyaar badaa beimaan hai
Ye ishq badaa badnaam hai
Ye pyaar badaa beimaan hai
Ye ishq badaa badnaam hai

Dil tukde tukde ho jaaye
Dil tukde tukde ho jaaye
Phir bhi na zabaan se aah nikle
Phir bhi na zabaan se aah nikle
Ye pehla qadam hai ulfat ka
Hans kar kar lenge naam ??
Ye pyaar badaa beimaan hai
Ye ishq badaa badnaam hai
Hansna iska aaghaaz hai
Rona iska anjaam hai ae

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Devnagri Script Lyrics:
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ये प्यार बड़ा बेईमान है
ये इश्क बड़ा बदनाम है
ये प्यार बड़ा बेईमान है
ये इश्क बड़ा बदनाम है
हँसना इसका आगाज़ है
रोना इसका अंजाम है
हँसना इसका आगाज़ है
रोना इसका अंजाम है

जब चाँद सितारे सोते हैं
जब चाँद सितारे सोते हैं
दो नैन हमारे रोते हैं
दो नैन हमारे रोते हैं
हर अश्क ये मुझसे कहता है
अपने को छुपा ?? है ?
ये प्यार बड़ा बेईमान है
ये इश्क बड़ा बदनाम है
ये प्यार बड़ा बेईमान है
ये इश्क बड़ा बदनाम है

ये प्यार की मंजिल मुश्किल
ये प्यार की मंजिल मुश्किल है
सीने में नाज़ुक सा दिल है ए
ये कठिन है सौदा सौदागर
इस प्रीत का ???
ये प्यार बड़ा बेईमान है
ये इश्क बड़ा बदनाम है
ये प्यार बड़ा बेईमान है
ये इश्क बड़ा बदनाम है

दिल टुकड़े टुकड़े हो जाए
दिल टुकड़े टुकड़े हो जाए
फिर भी न ज़बान से आह निकले
फिर भी न ज़बान से आह निकले
ये पहला क़दम है उल्फत का
हंसकर कर लेंगे ??
ये प्यार बड़ा बेईमान है
ये इश्क बड़ा बदनाम है
हँसना इसका आगाज़ है
रोना इसका अंजाम है


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This blog discusses Bollywood songs of yesteryears. Every song has a brief description, followed by a video link, and complete lyrics of the song.

This is a labour of love, where "new" songs are added every day, and that has been the case for more than eight years. This blog has over 12400 song posts by now.

Total number of songs posts discussed

12412

Number of movies covered in the blog

Movies with all their songs covered =815 Total Number of movies covered =3479

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