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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.

Three years ago on this day, we had a song from the 1974 Bajaj Arts’ “Kunwara Baap” in the blog. Today let us have one more song from the same movie. This is the song with which the movie opens and the movie titles roll on the screen as the song progresses.

It is shot in the Bangalore of the 70s. Now I remember my Dad telling me that we had visited the city in 1969 and he has taken me around the town. (It is an over grown town now trying to project itself as a metro these days. This is my personal opinion I am sorry if the native Bangloreans among the readers of this blog are hurt by my feeling.)

Okay coming back to the song; it is written by Majrooh Sultanpuri in chaste Shivaji Nagar (a locality in Bangalore) Hindi. Now this language reminds one of the Hyderabadi way of speaking Hindi. The movie itself was shot extensively in Bangalore. Of all the landmarks that we see in the song I could recognize the Vidhan Soudha, the High Court complex and I think he also cycles through the Lalbaugh. There is a battle tank that is shown in the song; Bangalore has a few of them at various locations in the city to commemorate the various wars India has waged.

I am sure all our regular Atulites would have guessed the purpose behind posting this song today. Yes today; the 23rd of July 2016; we are remembering the comedian actor- Mehmood, on his death anniversary.

He was one of Eight children of stage actor cum dancer Mumtaz Ali and Latifunnissa. His father Mumtaz Ali was also a huge star of the 40s and 50s.

Mehmood had worked in Kismet as a child and did odd jobs like Table Tennis teacher to Meena Kumari and driver to P.L. Santoshi. After getting married and becoming a father, he decided to act to earn a better living and he started out with small roles in films like “CID”; “Do Bigha Zameen” and “Pyaasa”.

He also did some lead roles but he USP was his comedy. He was also a filmmaker who helped launch a few careers in Bollywood and the list could contain many famous names. His last released movie was “Dushman Duniya Ka” but the last hit in which he is remembered is Rajkumar Santoshi’s “Andaz Apna Apna”.

He died in his sleep on 23rd July 2004 in Pennsylvania where he had gone for treatment of heart disease.

On the occasion of his death anniversary, here is a Kishore Kumar song which has music by Rajesh Roshan. This song shows the various colours of life that bothers the common man even today even after the passage of more than forty years. The movie showed Mehmood in a different act in an altogether different role compared to the comedy roles that he was normally known for.


Song-Main hoon ghoda ye hai gaadi (Kunwaara Baap)(1974) Singer-Kishore Kumar, Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD-Rajesh Roshan
Mehmood
Chorus

Lyrics

Huriya
huri happu happu houriya

Huriya aa
aa aa
huri happu happu houriya
aa aa
aa aa
huri happu happu houriya
aa aa
aa aa

main hoon ghoda
ye hai gaadi,
meri riksha sabse niraali ee
ho
na gori hai na ye kaali ee
ho ho ho ho
ho ho ho ho
ghar tak pahuncha dene waali
main hoon ghoda aa
yeh hai gaadi ee
meri riksha sab se niraali ee
ho o
na gori hai na ye kaali ee
ho ho ho ho ho
ho ho ho ho ho
ghar tak pahuncha dene waali

pappapapa
papapapa
o o o o

oye
arre saamne kya dekh rahe
unhe peechhe se paakit maar rahen hain

ek rupaiya bhaada
passenger itna jaada
malaa naako re naako re naako
malaa naako re naako re naako
ho dubla patla chalega
aada tirchha chalega
saala ho ya ho woh Saali ee
ho o
yaane ki aadhi gharwaali ee
ho ho ho ho
ho ho ho ho
ghar tak pahuncha dene waali

dai(?) hawaldaar
khaali motor dikh rahi kya
rikshawale ko bhi dekho bhai

hmm
hmm hmm
ek dikhaakar beedi,
thhukwaa di chaar gaadi
arre paise ka khela hai khela
arre paise ka khela hai khela
haan
jo marzi hai kara lo
paakit se note nikaalo
phir le jaao jeb khaali ee
he he he he
baaju hat burke waali
ho ho ho ho
ho ho ho ho
ghar tak pahuncha dene waali

hum aazaad hain mister
kya insaan aur kya janwar
mere desh mein saare baraabar
mere desh mein saare baraabar
ho kutta gadde pe soye
maanav chadar ko roye
zindagi lagti hai gaali ee
ho o
zindagi lagti hai gaali ee
ho ho ho ho
ho ho ho ho ho
ghar tak pahuncha dene waali
main hoon ghoda
ye hai gaadi
meri riksha sab se niraali ee
ho o
na gori hai na ye kaali ee
ho ho ho ho
ho ho ho ho ho
ghar tak pahuncha dene waali
he he he
ghar tak pahuncha dene waali
ho
ghar tak pahuncha dene waali ee
hey
ghar tak pahuncha dene waali


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.

The ghazal ‘na kisi ki aankh kaa noor hoon’ has been embroiled in a debate about its authorship. This ghazal became popular and well known when Mohammed Rafi sang it for the film ‘Laal Qila’ (1960). The ghazal was credited to Bahadur Shah Zafar, the last Mughal emperor. In fact, this ghazal was picturised on Bahadur Shah Zafar, this role played by M Kumar. The sentiment expressed in the ghazal fitted very well with the status of Bahadur Shah Zafar as the last Mughal king whose writ did not work beyond the walled city of Delhi. It was this that probably led many to believe that the ghazal was the expression of his inner feelings of sorrow and self-pity.

However, there were some Urdu laureates who believed that the ghazal was written by Muztar Khairabadi (1865-1927). But there was no credible evidence to prove the authorship of this ghazal. It was believed that the house in which Muztar’s collections of poems and other works were kept was burned down by hooligans during the communal riots in Delhi in 1947. With this, much of his literary works was destroyed. Both Jaan Nisar Akhtar and Javed Akhtar, the son and grandson respectively of Muztar Khairabadi kept mum on the issue of the authorship of the ghazal. This gave credence to the belief that they did not possess any evidence (at that time) to prove that the ghazal was written by Murtaza Khairabadi.

It is said that Muztar Khairabadi was the magistrate for the states of Tonk (now in Rajasthan) and Gwalior (now in Madhya Pradesh). He was known for his unbiased judgements which were often delivered in extemporaneous verses. He was famous for his judgement on Nathumal’s case which came for hearing to him. The Maharaja of Gwalior had sent instructions to Muztar Khairabadi to deliver the judgement against Nathumal. But he set him free. Having displeased his royal patron, he left his judicial service and fled to Bhopal. It is also said that some of his literary works and other belongings were kept with one of his friends to be collected later. However, that day never came. Later, the friend handed over his belongings to his son, Jaan Nisar Akhtar. He was in the process of publishing his father’s poems when he died in 1976.

During the shifting of his flat, the bundles of Muztar Khairabadi’s works came to Javed Akhtar. He has explained as to how he stumbled upon the unpublished poems, in his chat with ‘The Indian Express’ which was published in December 5, 2015 issue. Excerpts below:

“I found a cardboard box filled with odds and ends among my grandfather’s things. Not knowing what to do with it, I kept it in storage and promptly forgot about it,” he said. It was much later that he found letters from Muztar’s friends, literary luminaries and manuscripts of Khairabadi’s collection of unpublished poetry in his own handwriting.

Akhtar further added that the collection then appeared ready for printing, for it had a title, ‘Khirman,’ appended by his grandfather. The contents of the collection have now transformed into a handsomely produced five-volume compendium. He said while none of Muztar Khairabadi’s poems were published during his lifetime, he was nevertheless a bit of an urban legend.

Akhtar said: “A very famous ghazal of Muztar, ‘Na kisi ki aankh ka noor hoon, na kisi ke dil ka qaraar hoon, jo kisi ke kaam na aa sakey main woh ek musht-e-ghubaar hoon’ (I am the light of no one’s eyes, the throb of no one’s heart, I am that fistful of dust that can be of no use to anyone) has been wrongly ascribed to Bahadur Shah Zafar, the last Mughal emperor.

Having found the manuscript of the ghazal in Muztar’s own handwriting, it has now been proved beyond doubt that the ghazal ‘na kisi ki aankh ka noor hoon’ was indeed written by Muztar Khairabadi. Another evidence of the authorship of the ghazal is that the maqta she’r of the ghazal contains nom de plume ‘Muztar’. The full ghazal is here.

It is interesting to note that ‘Laal Qila’ (1960) was not the first film in which the ghazal ‘na kisi ki aankh ka noor hoon’ was used. Before that, this ghazal was sung by Rajkumari Dubey in the film TOOTE TAARE (1948) under the music direction of Shaukat Ali (Naashaad). Obviously, in this film also, the ghazal was credited to Bahadur Shah Zafar.

Toote Taare (1948) had 8 songs and two of them have been covered in the Blog. I am presenting the 3rd song from the film, a rare one as mentioned earlier. I could not locate the video of this ghazal on YT. Hence, I have made the video from the mp3 clip which I got it from Dr Surjit Singh’s Website and uploaded the same on YT.

S N Tripathi composed the ghazal for ‘Laal Qila’ (1960) keeping in view the state of mind in which Bahadur Shah Zafar was going through after his empire was collapsing and it was confined to only a part of Delhi. But Naashaad has given a different treatment in his composition. Probably, sentiments in the ghazal reflected the state of mind of the heroine in line with the story of the film.


Song-Na kisi ki aankh ka noor hoon (Toote Taare)(1948) Singer-Rajkumari, Lyrics-Muztar Khairabadi, MD-Nashaad

Lyrics

aa aa aa
aa aa aa

na kisi ki aankh kaa noor hoon
na kisi ke dil kaa qaraar hoon
jo kisi ke kaam naa aa sakey
main wo ek musht-e- ghubaar hoon
na kisi ki aankh kaa noor hoon

meraa rang roop bigad gaya aa aa aaa
mera rang roop bigad gaya aa aa aaa
meraa yaar mujhse bichhad gaya
meraa yaar mujhse bichhad gaya aa
jo chaman khizaan se ujad gaya
jo chaman khizaan se ujad gaya
main ussi ki fasl-e-bahaar hoon
main ussi ki fasl-e-bahaar hoon
na kisi ki aankh kaa noor hoon
na kisi ke dil kaa qaraar hoon
na kisi ki aankh kaa noor hoon

main nahin hoon naghma-e-jaan fiza aa aa
mujhe sun ke koi karega kyaa
mujhe sun ke koi karega kyaa aa
main bade birog ki hoon sadaa
main bade birog ki hoon sadaa
kisi dil jale ki pukaar hoon
kisi dil jale ki pukaar hoon
naa kisi ki aankh kaa noor hoon
na kisi ke dil kaa qaraar hoon
jo kisi ke kaam naa aa sakey
main wo ek musht-e- ghubar hoon
naa kisi ki aankh kaa noor hoon


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 #69
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The film industry has seen many stars, who, by logical analysis, should not have been. Let me mention the names of four male singers, who have become legends now – Saigal Sb, Rafi Sb, Mukesh, and Kishore Kumar. Besides all four of them being singers who have rendered songs that have become timeless in their essence and popularity, there is one more common thread that runs through their lives. None of these four had any recognized formal training in classical music. And yet, their voice, their renditions, the emotional alchemy contained therein – has an element of something that can only be attributed to providence.

There is an anecdote about a famous classical singer. He was to going to meet Kalyanji (of the Kalyanji Anand ji music director duo) at his recording studio. As he arrived and was entering the place, Mukesh was walking out. He saw Mukesh get into his car and drive off. Going in, after the customary pleasantries, the singer could not contain himself and commented that he had just seen Mukesh drive off in an expensive car. Then he added, here I am, with a solid background in classical music, and I have to travel by bus, and here is Mukesh, no formal training, no grounding in classical music, and he drives an expensive car. Kalyanji Bhai understood, and then gently proceeded to clarify. He pulled out the harmonium, and requested the singer to sit down and sing a few lines of the song “Chandan Sa Badan, Chanchal Chitwan”. He explained to him the notes, the meter, the rhythm, and all the other nuances that a music director would explain to the singer, as he rehearses. The singer started to render the lines. After going through multiple tries, and applying all his classical based training, he was still not able to capture the heart touching essence and the genuine emotional depth in his rendering. Then Kalyanji Bhai gently said – “now you will know why he drives an expensive car”.

Remembering Mukesh ji today (22nd July) on his 93rd anniversary of birth. Those who are visiting the google page today, will surely notice the image of Mukesh prominently displayed in today’s google-doodle, with another image of a boy and and girl and some trees on a snowy background. I am trying to think which song is represented here. Is it “Kabhi Kabhi Mere Dil Mein Khyaal Aata Hai”? I request other friends and readers to help out here.

I am getting back again into this particular series after almost a year. The song presented today is one of the missing songs from 1947, that has become available only recently. This song from the 1947 film ‘Laakhon Mein Ek’ had been untraceable for decades. Then as I started to search this song as part of this series, I was able to eventually get it. And the thanks for that goes to our dear Bakshish Singh ji, who continuously enquired from his circle of friends also. Finally, sometimes late last year, he was able to acquire it and then sent it to me. Missing some important dates on the way, I discussed with Atul ji and we decided to bring it on for today’s anniversary.  In the interim, then, I also discovered that the song has already been uploaded on the YouTube, quite recently.

The song is a light hearted fun filled duet with Shamshad Begum. The lyrics are from the pen of Pt Indra, and the music is by Hansraj Behl. The film is a production from the house of Ranjeet Movietone, and is directed by Temur Behram Shah. The list of artists in this film is brief, and is given as Khurshid (Junior), Nirupa Roy, Ghulam Mohammed, Bipin Gupta, Qamar and Sheikh Hasan. I request other readers and friends to please add more information about this film and the on screen performance of this song.

It is a fun song to hear. The lady is expressing her wish to go and take a bath in the waters of River Jamuna, and bring back a ‘gaagar’ of water for home. The gentleman is reminding that there would be a crowd of people looking; some may even dare to steal her clothes. And so she requests him to have soldier stand guard, with a gun in his hand. Then he says if you carry the ‘gaagar’, the spilling water would drench the clothes you wear. And she requests him to buy a new ‘Odhni’ for her, specially made in the city of Agra. Very interesting exchange. Listen and enjoy.


Song – Aagre Se Odhni Mangaa De Balma (Laakhon Mein Ek) (1947) Singer – Shamshad Begum, Mukesh, Lyrics – Pt Indra, MD – Hansraj Behl

Lyrics

ho..ooye
aagre se odhni manga de balma
oye aagre se odhni manga de balma
jaaungi jamna
nahaane sajna
jaaungi jamna
nahaane sajna. . .
aagre se
aagre se odhni manga de balma
oye aagre se odhni manga de balma

jamna ke teer gori ghutne ghutne neer
chanda sa
chanda sa ang dekhe dang rahe bheed
chanda sa ang dekhe dang rahe bheed
pehra bandook ka laga de balma
oye pehra bandook ka laga de balma
jaaungi jamna
nahaane sajna
jaaungi jamna
nahaane sajna. . .
aagre se
aagre se odhni manga de balma
oye aagre se odhni manga de balma

dubki lagaaun jahaan gehra gehra neer
dubki lagaaun jahaan gehra gehra neer
dhyaan rahe
dhyaan rahe gori koi le na jaaye chiir
dhyaan rahe gori koi le na jaaye chiir
pehra sipaahi ka laga de balma
oye pehra sipaahi ka laga de balma
jaaungi jamna
nahaane sajna
jaaungi jamna
nahaane sajna. . .
aagre se
aagre se odhni manga de balma
oye aagre se odhni manga de balma

bharoon gagariya mein meetha meetha neer
bharoon gagariya mein meetha meetha neer
chhalke gagariya to bheegega chiir
chhalke gagariya to bheegega chiir
nai nai odhni manga de balma
o nai nai odhni manga de balma
jaaungi jamna
nahaane sajna
jaaungi jamna
nahaane sajna. . .
aagre se
oy hoy hoy hoy aagre se odhni manga de balma
oye aagre se odhni manga de balma

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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हो॰॰ओए
आगरे से ओढनी मँगा दे बलमा
ओए आगरे से ओढनी मँगा दे बलमा
जाऊँगी जमना
नहाने सजना
जाऊँगी जमना
नहाने सजना॰ ॰ ॰
आगरे से
आगरे से ओढनी मँगा दे बलमा
ओए आगरे से ओढनी मँगा दे बलमा

जमना के तीर गोरी घुटने घुटने नीर
चंदा सा
चंदा सा अंग देखे दंग रहे भीड़
चंदा सा अंग देखे दंग रहे भीड़
पहरा बंदूक का लगा दे बलमा
ओए पहरा बंदूक का लगा दे बलमा
जाऊँगी जमना
नहाने सजना
जाऊँगी जमना
नहाने सजना॰ ॰ ॰
आगरे से
आगरे से ओढनी मँगा दे बलमा
ओए आगरे से ओढनी मँगा दे बलमा

डुबकी लगाऊँ जहां गहरा गहरा नीर
डुबकी लगाऊँ जहां गहरा गहरा नीर
ध्यान रहे
ध्यान रहे गोरी कोई ले ना जाये चीर
ध्यान रहे गोरी कोई ले ना जाये चीर
पहरा सिपाही का लगा दे बलमा
ओए पहरा सिपाही का लगा दे बलमा
जाऊँगी जमना
नहाने सजना
जाऊँगी जमना
नहाने सजना॰ ॰ ॰
आगरे से
आगरे से ओढनी मँगा दे बलमा
ओए आगरे से ओढनी मँगा दे बलमा

भरूँ गगरिया में मीठा मीठा नीर
भरूँ गगरिया में मीठा मीठा नीर
छलके गगरिया तो भीगेगा चीर
छलके गगरिया तो भीगेगा चीर
नई नई ओढनी मँगा दे बलमा
ओ नई नई ओढनी मँगा दे बलमा
जाऊँगी जमना
नहाने सजना
जाऊँगी जमना
नहाने सजना॰ ॰ ॰
आगरे से
ओय होय होय होय आगरे से ओढनी मँगा दे बलमा
ओए आगरे से ओढनी मँगा दे बलमा


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 – 49
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Maan Jaaiye of 1972 was a social film produced by Vasudha Productions. Bombay and directed by B R Ishara. The star-cast included Rehana Sultana, Rakesh Pande, Jalal Agha, Asit Sen, Leela Misra, Samar Rao, Asha Nadkarni, Shefali, Jyoti, Abhijit Sen, Sabina, Amol Sen, Roopali, Madhumati, Misrilal, A Agrawal, Dube, Hamid, Ratan, Deep, Dharmavir, Kumud, Satyadeep etc.

With the lyrics of Naqsh Layalpuri, Jaidev-ji had composed three songs for the film. Two songs by Lata and Kishore, one each, has been already discussed in this Musical Blog. This Is the ‘YIPPEEE’ song for this film, which is sung by Vani Jayram and Mukesh, a rare combination, as per my limited knowledge. If there are more duets by this pair, Nitinbhai, please bring me from darkness to brightness (Tamaso ma jyotirgamaya.)

Young couple’s usual doubts before full plunge in relationship is described by Naqsh in simple lyrics. The orchestration, in parts, sounds TO ME, like Shankar Jaikishan, unlike Jaidev. But let us enjoy the rare song for its rarity.


Song – Le Chalo Le Chalo Ab Kahin Le Chalo (Maan Jaaiye) (1972) Singers –Vani Jairam, Mukesh, Lyrics –Naqsh Llayalpuri, MD – Jaidev
Both

Lyrics

le chalo
le chalo
ab kahin le chalo
le chalo
le chalo
ab kahin le chalo
soch lo
soch lo
ek tarah(?) soch lo

le chalo
le chalo
ab kahin le e chalo

pyaar tum se kiya
hai khushi ke liye
pyaaar tum se kiya
hai khushi ke liye
tum ko saathi chuna
zindagi ke liye
yeh na ho tum kahin
raah mein chhod do o
soch lo
soch lo
ek tarah(?) soch lo
gar nahin hai yakeen
to kadam rok lo o

le chalo
le chalo
ab kahin le chalo

pyaar ki raah mein
hain kayee mushqilen
pyaar ki raah mein
hain kayee mushqilen
tum ko soche huye
sukh miley naa miley
nibh sake to nibhaane ka waada karo o

le chalo
le chalo
ab kahin le chalo
thhaam lo ab mera
haath tum thhaam lo

le chalo
le chalo
ab kahin le chalo
hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm


This article is written by Mahesh Mamadapur, 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.

Mukesh and his co-singers – 1
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Remembering Mukesh on his birthday today (22nd July 2016). (22 July 1923 – 27 August 1976)

We start with a new series today titled “Mukesh and his co-singers”. Here too, there will be a table enlisting all the songs (duets, triads and chorus included) of a particular singer with Mukesh. I am happy to start this series with Mohammed Rafi saab and Mukesh singing together. Mohammed Rafi’s death anniversary is a little over a week away and I pay my tribute to both the great singers with this post.

The hint I spoke in the last post was pertaining to the 3 duets of Mukesh with Mohammed Rafi from Do Jasoos which was very much discernible in the table.

Coming to today’s post, there is nothing much to pen down since the musical journey of both the singers is well known and at the same time there is so much to write as there are many songs with different composers and other singers unique and popular in their own way. Some of the songs of the combo are unforgettable and iconic as far as Hindi cinema is concerned. A glance at the table is enough to know the importance and popularity of the songs when the two singers came together.

S No Name of song Movie (year) Co singer if any Music director Lyricist
1 Jalen jalne waale hamko jaise mombatti Chilman (1949) Hanuman Prasad P. L. Santoshi
2 Baat to kuchh bhi nahin Thhes (1949) Snehal Bhatkar Kedar Sharma
3 Khabar kisi ko nahin wo kidhar ko dekhte hain Beqasoor (1950) G M Durrani Hansraj Bahl Ehsan Rizwi
4 Mohabbat kisko kehte hain Hanste Aansoo (1950) Shamshad Begum, Chorus Ghulam Mohammed Shewan Rizwi
5 Ramaiyya vasta vaiyya Ramaiyya vasta vaiyya Shri 420 (1955) Lata, Chorus Shankar Jaikishan Shailendra
6 Jis pyaar mein ye haal ho us pyaar se taubaa Phir Subah Hogi (1958) Khaiyyam Sahir Ludhianvi
7 Yaaron soorat hamaari pe mat jaao Ujala (1959) Shankar Jaikishan Shailendra
8 Mat poochhiye dil hai kahaan Ham Matwaale Naujawaan (1961) Chitragupta Majrooh Sultanpuri
9 Dil ne phir yaad kiya Dil ne phir yaad kiya (1966) Suman Kalyanpur Sonik Omi G L Rawal
10 Hoye nandlala holi khele biraj Mastanna (1970) Asha Bhosale, Chorus Laxmikant Pyarelal Anand Bakshi
11 Hey mayi jab jab peer padi bhagtan par Johar Mehmood in Hong Kong (1971) Chorus Kalyanji Ananadji Qamar Jalalabadi, Indeewar
12 Badi door se aaye hain pyaar ka tohfa laaye hain Samjhauta (1973) Kalyanji Ananadji Indeewar
13 Besharm se sharm na kar Teen Chor (1973) Manna Dey Sonik Omi Rajendra Krishan
14 Insaanon se kyun jhukte ho…zindagi zindagi Chowkidaar (1974) Asha Bhonsle Madan Mohan Rajendra Krishan
15 Saal mubaarak saahib jee Do Jasoos (1975) Chorus Ravindra Jain Ravindra Jain, Hasrat Jaipuri
16 Chadh gayee chadh gayee Do Jasoos (1975) Chorus Ravindra Jain Inderjeet Singh Tulsi
17 Do jasoos kare mehsoos Do Jasoos (1975) Ravindra Jain Hasrat Jaipuri
18 Is mulaaqaat ka bas maza leejiye Jaaneman (1976) Hemlata, Chorus Laxmikant Pyarelal Anand Bakshi
19 Hamko tumse ho gaya hai pyaar kya karen Amar Akbar Anthony (1977) Kishore Kumar, Lata Laxmikant Pyarelal Anand Bakshi
20 Saat ajoobe iss duniya mein (Fast and slow versions) Dharam Veer (1977) Chorus Laxmikant Pyarelal Anand Bakshi
21 O jatta aayi vaishaakhi Imaan Dharam (1977) Laxmikant Pyarelal Anand Bakshi
22 Saathi Mere Saathi Rut Aati Aahutee (1978) Lata, Chorus Laxmikant Pyarelal Anand Bakshi
23 Rakhe Ram salamat Daaku aur Jawan (1978) Anuradha Paudwal, Chorus Laxmikant Pyarelal Anand Bakshi

Discussing the songs from top of the table, the first popular song is of course No 5 from Shree 420, which remains popular to this day. 6, 7 and 8 are famous songs in their own right. 9 is from the first film of Sonik Omi and what a debut it turned out to be. There are a few more things I want to discuss about this song and will do so in some other post. 10 and 11 are Holi and Navratri festival songs respectively and are yet to be covered in the blog. 12 continues to remain in active public memory after all these years. 14, incidentally was taken up by me when Mukesh’s collaboration with Madan Mohan was discussed in the other series.

15, 16 and 17 are from Do Jasoos, with two songs yet to be covered including the title number. I initially had planned to take up one song from this film and make a hat-trick of Ravindra Jain but then I was spoilt for choice.

18 was recently taken up by Avinash ji when he went to meet the Yippee master at Chennai. It will remain a memorable song on this blog for the visit and post associated with it.

And then, do I need to say anything about song number 19 ! Rafi, Kishore Kumar, Mukesh and Lata came together for the first and last time in a Hindi cinema song. A song sung by three male singers for three male actors and Lata Mangeshkar lending her voice to three different actresses. It’s an extremely unique song and was made all the more special by Sudhir ji with his post for song no 11,111. Five aces and five artists with their milestones numbers were clubbed into a mind-blowing phenomenal post on 9th May last year. Gosh…some of the great posts, songs and days this blog has seen.

21, 23 and especially 22 were also quite popular in their respective films.

There are several “only song sung by” in the above table. So the representations of Shamshad Begum, G M Durrani, Manna Dey, Suman Kalayanpur, Hemlata, Anuradha Paudwal etc in the respective songs are very unique as they the only of their kind.

Before I take up today’s song, I would like to thank Shri Harish Raghuwanshi ji for all the help, advice and guidance. The draft table prepared by me had a few flaws and it took us quite a few email exchanges over the last few days to get them right. The Mohammed Rafi and chorus song from Love and God (1986) has been dropped in this table, though I had included it in the post on Naushad. The voice of Mukesh in the song is not at all traceable, but then the presence of his name in the credit titles still warrants explanation.

“saat ajoobe iss duniya mein aathavi apni joodi”, Well, literally, when Rafi saab and Mukesh came together, the songs became wonders as we have seen above. I had no hesitation in selecting this duet for today’s post when I learnt that it was not yet covered. Rafi saab singing for Dharmendra and Mukesh for Jeetendra this a lively song from the film that grows on you, the more you listen to it. Manmohan Desai had 4 releases in 1977 including this movie. The full details of this particular film are available here.

So here is the duet in fast and a short slower version.

Fast version

Slow version

Song-Saat ajoobe is duniya mein aathvin apni jodi (Dharam Veer)(1977) Singers-Rafi, Mukesh, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal
Both
Chorus

Lyrics
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Fast version
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saat ajoobe iss duniya mein
aathvin apni jodi
saat ajoobe iss duniya mein
aathvin apni jodi

arre tode se bhai toote na yeh dharm-veer ki jodi
ho ho ho,
ho ho ho,
ho ho ho

saat ajoobe iss duniya mein
aathvin apni jodi
saat ajoobe iss duniya mein
aathvin apni jodi

are toode se bhai toote na yeh dharm-veer ki joodi
ho ho ho,
ho ho ho,
ho ho ho

koyi tujhko de aawaaz to main booloon
koyi tujhe pukaare to main lab kholoon
koyi tujhko de aawaaz to main booloon
koyi tujhe pukaare to main lab kholoon
kya jeena aur kya mar jaana
aisa hota hai yaaraana
arre chhodi yaron ne duniya
par yaar ki baanh na chhodi
ho ho ho,
ho ho ho,
ho ho ho

yeh ladki hai ya resham ki dor hai
kitna gussa hai kitni munhjor hai
ye ladki hai ya resham ki dor hai
kitna gussa hai kitni munhjor hai
dheela chhod na dena hans ke
rakhna dost lagaamen kas ke
arre mushkil se kaabu mein aaye
thhodi dheel jo chhodi
ho ho ho
ho ho ho
ho ho ho

saat ajoobe iss duniya mein aathvin apni jodi
arre tode se bhai toote na yeh dharm-veer ki jodi

dukh-sukh ke hum saathi hain ye vaada hai
apna jo kuchh hai sab aadha-aadha hai
dukh-sukh ke ham saathi hain ye vaada hai
apna jo kuchh hai sab aadha-aadha hai
jo ye sachcha vaada hai to sab-kuchh aadha-aadha hai to
arre raani maa se mujhko bhi mamta mil jaaye thodi
aa aa aa,
aa aa aa,
aa aa aa

saat ajoobe iss duniya mein aathvin apni jodi
saat ajoobe iss duniya mein aathvin apni jodi
arre tode se bhai toote na yeh dharm-veer ki jodi
ho ho ho
ho ho ho
ho ho ho

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

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Slow version
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aa aa aa,
aa aa aa

saat ajoobe iss duniya mein aathvin apni jodi
saat ajoobe iss duniya mein aathvin apni jodi
are toode se bhai toote na yeh dharm-veer ki jodi
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa


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

We all know the meaning of the word “Bhaand”; for those not conversant with colloquial Hindi; googling the word throws up meanings —Clown, Mimic, Comedian etc. “Bhaands” are also traditionally folk entertainers which might mean a storyteller, minstrels, dancers, actors, impressionists etc. Most bhaands belong to families that are engaged in folk entertainment as their hereditary profession, their specific art forms vary greatly by region, community and language. The term bhaand itself can also mean either a specific dramatic story or an entire form/school of drama.

There is a form of this traditional folk art which is peculiar to the area around Bhopal called “Chaar Bhaand”- a dying art or probably even extinct by now. This is a composition sung by four groups, instead of the qawwali’s traditional two, with the audience enjoying the exchange sitting in the middle of all the four. Javed Akhtar of the Salim-Javed duo was a graduate from Bhopal. And he knew of this particular art form.

Salim and Javed came together for the first time on the sets of “Sarhadi Lootera”; Salim was a small time actor and Javed a clapper boy. Jagdeep was also part of the cast. One evening during post shoot mimicry session Javed imitated the way some women speak in Bhopal and Jagdeep picked it up.

During the making of “Sholay” the writers thought that there was room for a qawwali in the comedy track of the film and that “Soorma Bhopali” would get to sing a song. But Javed suggested the “Chaar Bhand” instead of the qawwali. Through his contacts Javed found a Chaar Bhaand group in Bhopal. They came to Mumbai and played for RD Burman in his music room. RDB then developed a qawwali along chaar bhaand style—an eight minute long musical interplay of words and wit between four singers.

The singers for this were Kishore Kumar, Manna Dey, Bhupinder and Anand Bakshi himself. The qawwali was ready but never shot. It is said that Anand Bakshi was the most disheartened; “Perhaps if they had kept it he might have had a career as a singer.”

Today on his 86th birth anniversary I feel we should have that song which was written and sung by Anand Bakshi who we are all very familiar of.

P.S. this post of mine has been in the making for about a week but it doesn’t have much to show by way of content. It was written in a week because of want of infrastructure—meaning the Bangalore electricity board kept up its promise of erratic supply. So it used to happen that when the electricity supply was there I used to rush to finish my other duties and run to write this and promptly the supply would go off. Otherwise I had planned to write a lot here.

Note by Atul-What a coincidence that this special song happens to be the 800th song of Anand Bakshi is the blog as a lyricist and that too on his birth anniversary !


Song-Chaand sa koi chehra na pehlu mein ho (Sholay)(1975) Singers-Anand Bakkshi, Manna Dey, Kishore Kumar, Bhupinder Singh, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-R D Burman
Manna Dey + Kishore Kumar
Chorus

Lyrics

Aaa aaaa
aaa aaaa
aaa
Aaaa
aa aaa aaaa

aaa aa aa
aa aa aa
shuru hotaa hai phir baaton kaa mausam
aaaa aaaa aaaa
shuru hotaa hai phir baaton kaa mausam
suhaani chaandni raaton kaa mausam
aaa aaa aaa
aaa aaa aaa
aaaa aaaa aaa
bujhaayen kis tarah
dil ki lagi ko o
lagaayen aag hum is chaandni ko

hmm hmm hey hey
ke chaand saa koi chehraa na pehlu mein ho
arz kiyaa hai

irshaad
haaye
ke chaand saa koi chehraa na pehlu mein ho
toh chaandni kaa mazaa nahin aataa
chaand saa koi chehraa na pehlu mein ho

aahe
chaand saa koi chehraa na pehlu mein ho
to chaandni kaa mazaa nahin aataa

aahe
jaam pikar sharaabi na gir jaaye to

ho jaam pikar sharaabi na gir jaaye to
jaam pikar sharaabi na gir jaaye to
toh maykashi kaa mazaaa nahin aataa
haaa
chaand saa koi chehraa na pehlu mein ho
to chaandani kaa mazaa nahin aataa
jaam pikar sharaabi na gir jaaye to
toh maykashi kaa mazaaa nahin aataa
chaand saa koi chehraa na pehlu mein ho

aaaaaa aaaaaaa
aaa aaa aaa
zindagi hai mukammal adhoori nahin
aaa aaa aaa
aaa aaa aaa
zindagi hai mukammal adhoori nahin
chaand saa koi chehraa zaroori nahin

husn saiyyaad hai
ishq fariyaad hai
ye jo do naam hain
donon badnaam hain
tum to naadaan ho
gham ke mehmaan ho
dil zaraa thhaam lo
aql se kaam lo
aaaa aaaaa
aaa aaaa aaa
agarche roshni hoti hai
saahab sab charaagon mein
zaraa saa farq hotaa hai
dilon mein aur dimaagon mein aen

ae mere doston
aql ko chhod do
baat dil ki karo
kyunki

aaa aa aa
aa aa aa
sher-dil ko na tadpaa ke rakh de agar
ho sher-dil ko na tadpaa ke rakh de

agar toh shaayari kaa mazaa nahin aataa
ae kyon miyaan
yahi kehna chaahte thhe na

haa adaab arz
ki chaand saa koi chaharaa
chaand saa koi chehraa na pehlu mein ho
to chaandni kaa mazaa nahin aataa
jaam pikar sharaabi na gir jaaye to
maykashi kaa mazaaa nahin aataa
chaand saa koi chaharaa na pehlu mein ho

aaaa aaaaa aaaaa
aa aa aa aa
sharbati aankh ke dushmanon se bacho
aaaaa aaa aaa
sharbati aankh ke dushmanon se bacho
reshmi zulf ki uljhanon se bacho
wo gali chhod do
ye bharam tod do
yoon na aahen bharo,
inse taubaa karo
ye jo dildaar hai,
sab sitamgaar hain
dil jo dete hain ye,
to jaan lete hain ye

aaaaa aaaa
aaa aaa aaa
haan aan
vafaa ke naam ko aashiq
kabhi rusvaa nahin karte ae
kataa dete hain wo gardan
magar shikvaa nahin karte ae

dil machal jaane do
teer chal jaane do
dam nikal jaane do o
hey ho o
maut se aadmi ko agar darr lage
maut se aadmi ko agar darr lage
to zindagi kaa mazaa nahin aataa haa

chaand saa koi chehraa na pehlu mein ho
to chaandani kaa mazaa nahin aataa
jaam pikar sharaabi na gir jaaye
to maykashi kaa mazaaa nahin aataa
chaand saa koi chaharaa na pehlu mein ho

aaaaa aaaa
aaa aaa aaa aa
ishq mein yaad kuchh aur hotaa nahin
ishq ke baad kuchh aur hotaa nahin

aashiqi khoob ki
dil se mehboob ki
yaad jaati nahin
neend aati nahin
dard khiltaa nahin
hain milataa nahin
ae khudaa kyaa karen
ham davaa kyaa karen
aaaa aaaaa
aa aa aa aaa
aa aa aa
dawaa dard-e-jigar ki poochhte ho tum zamaane se ae
ye dil ki aag bujhti hai
faqat aansoo bahaane se ae ae
ye sitam kis liye
gham ho kam kis liye
royen ham kis liye

aaaa aaa aaa
aag par koi paani agar daal de

waah waah
waah waah
waahwaahwaahwaah
aag par koi paani agar daal de
to dillagi kaa mazaa nahin aataa

aag par koi paani agar daal de
to dillagi kaa mazaa nahin aataa
aahaa
chaand saa koi chaharaa na pahlu mein ho
to chaandani kaa mazaa nahin aataa
jaam pikar sharaabi na gir jaaye to
maykashi kaa mazaaa nahi aataa
chaand saa koi chehraa na pehlu mein ho
to chaandni kaa mazaa nahin aataa

chaand saa koi chehraa na pehlu mein ho o


This article is written by nahm, 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.

Mohammed Rafi : The Incomparable (II) – Song No. 04
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The last song posted in this series was Aaya hoon main dilbar teri anjuman mein le kar . It has been a while and I should be making tracks to complete the series as planned. That is what I am doing with Rafi Sahab’s 36th death anniversary which is just a few days away.

When I planned this revival with the song from “Zabak” I was expecting a placed humid summer with lots of posts in the blog. But that was not to be as things on the home front went sort of crazy after song no. 3. On the work front it was little less crazy but hectic nonetheless. The ‘ Umrah ‘ though was being contemplated for some years, which finally materialized this time. Once the plans and schedule was finalised, we needed to visit all the relatives.

Meanwhile my maternal uncle underwent a major operation, from which he never recovered. We visited him too in Belgaum after his operation, and found him in good spirits as ever. He being one of the few people in the world, who I believed understood me completely. He had a deeper affinity with all us four siblings as he has stayed with us for a number of years while he was working in Mumbai. He also approved of my involvement in the blog and had appreciated that I was doing something which really interested me and made use of whatever writing abilities I had. Over the last many months whenever we spoke and I asked after his health, he would counter with ” why ? what is wrong with me ? I am perfectly fine “. He told me that he was in bad shape some days prior to this operation when I called. I managed to hide my shock and told him to be positive and have faith in the Almighty. As my younger sister is married to his son, the family ties are even closer. The end came when we were still in KSA for Umrah.

The Umrah was an enlightening experience and the discipline made easier by the enthusiasm and dedication of fellow pilgrims. The feeling of praying with the huge congregation in both the Holy Masajid is as unforgettable as indescribable.

Soon after returning from Umrah, I resumed office, in the new post. I was surprised to find they had still not given me charge. It seems they were waiting for me to come back from leave and was asked for my choice and preference or whether I was willing to take on additional charge. This put a whole lot of responsibility on me, as I was acutely aware of the preferences of fellow seniors. I managed to cross that bridge too with aplomb, even if I say so myself.:)

The holy month of Ramadhan was just round the corner and more eye opening experiences were waiting for me before it and after. But more on that story in the next post.

The song I have chosen as the 4th song in from a new movie for the blog. ‘Do Ladkiyaan’ ( 1976 ) is making its debut with this Rafi solo song. As I recapped to previous posts, it this appears to be similar yet a bit slower tune of the previous post. The mood is different plus this is a piano song. What is not different in both the songs is the extra somethings Rafi Sahab is putting to make the song that much more emotional and the emphasis on certain words. He also sings the lines differently when in repetition. Here he is more or less sounding as if Sanjeev Kumar himself is singing and accusing Mala Sinha of indifference.

Anand Bakshi is the lyricist of this song composed by Laxmikant-Pyarelal.

Audio

video

Song-Is dil mein reh chuke hain wo armaan ki tarah (Do Ladkiyaan)(1976) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal

Lyrics

iss dil mein reh chuke hain
woh armaan ki tarah
iss dil mein reh chuke hain
woh armaan ki tarah
ab dekhte hain ham ko
ab dekhte hain ham ko
woh anjaan ki tarah
iss dil mein reh chuke hain
woh armaan ki tarah

kis se karen gilaa
ke likhhaa thha naseeb mein
kis se karen gilaa
ke likhhaa thha naseeb mein
likhhaa thha naseeb mein aen
saahil hamen duboyega toofaan ki tarahaa
saahil hamen duboyega toofaan ki tarah
iss dil mein reh chuke hain
woh armaan ki taraha

mehfil mein dost ban ke
na milte hamen magar
mehfil mein dost ban ke
na milte hamen magar
na milte hamen magar
kar lete baat yoonhi
woh insaan ki taraha aa
kar lete baat yoonhi
woh insaan ki tarah
iss dil mein reh chuke hain
woh armaan ki tarah aa
ab dekhte hain ham ko
woh anjaan ki tarah


This article is written by Mahesh Mamadapur, 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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Mukesh and his Composers – 11a
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The last post on this series dealt with the non-film songs sung by Mukesh for Ravindra Jain. That was nearly five months back. Some personal and professional matters crept in resulting in the inordinate delay. Though there was enough time for a few posts, the procrastinator in me kept on scoring small victories resulting in the holdup.

However I was in touch with the impeding post by gathering information about Ravindra Jain not presented in the earlier post. I came to know that there were not one but two films with which he started his career as a composer only to find that the films were either unreleased or shelved. The two films which never saw the light of the day were Lorie and Silsila Hai Pyaar Ka. Here is a nice article on his initial works. Thus the first released film of Ravindra Jain as a composer was Kaanch Aur Heera in 1972 followed by Saudagar, Chor Machaye Shor and the string of hits that we all know of.

Also, two songs from Lorie sung by Mukesh were not on my radar while covering this series. Though I had heard these songs, I was not aware that they were composed by Ravindra Jain for an unreleased film. It’s only a couple of week’s back that I learnt of this.

Many of the songs from these incomplete films were released by Ravindra Jain himself in the form of an album CD later on. Coming to Mukesh’s film songs association with Ravindra Jain, as usual with this series, below is the table with all details.

S No Name of song Movie (year) Co singer if any Lyricist
1 Jannat hai dekhni to kisi dil mein aashiyaan bana (Shatranj Ke Mohre) Shatranj Ke Mohre (1974) Neeraj
2 Saal mubaarak saahib jee (Do Jaasoos) Do Jaasoos (1975) Mohd. Rafi Ravindra Jain and Hasrat Jaipuri
3 Chadh gayee chadh gayee Do Jaasoos (1975) Mohd. Rafi and Chorus Inderjeet Singh Tulsi
4 Do jasoos kare mehsoos Do Jaasoos (1975) Mohd. Rafi Hasrat Jaipuri
5 Jo sirf khushi ka mol kare Madhu Malti (1978) Ravindra Jain
6 Pal bhar jo behla de Lorie (1972) Unreleased Ravindra Jain
7 Dukh tera ho ki dukh mera Lorie (1972) Unreleased Ravindra Jain

So there are 5 film songs and 2 NFS, out of which only 2 film songs have been posted on this blog so far. Since the film songs will inevitably be covered someday, I will pick up one of the two NFS from the above list for this post. It is clear that this could have been a title song had the film been released. Needless to say it’s the voice that does the justice to the well written and composed lorie.

I again sought the help of Shri Harish Raghuvanshi ji for the correctness and completeness of the table. I thank him for his ever-prompt replies to all queries and his selfless deeds in sending material. In fact I added the 7th song in the list at the eleventh hour after seeking his help. This complete song does not seem to be available on the net. He has now sent me the complete mp3 of this song. However I have picked up the 6th song for this post as I had already noted down the lyrics.

My next post will be on 22nd July with a slight twist in the series, a sort of hint of which is in the table above. Keep guessing.


Song-Pal bhar jo behla de koi aisi khushi laa de (Lorie)(1972)(UR) Singer-Mukesh, Lyrics-Ravindra Jain, MD-Ravindra Jain

Lyrics

pal bhar jo behla de
koi aisi kushi la de
pal bhar jo oo behla de
koi aisi khushi la de
gham ko zara neend aa jaaye
koi aisi lorie gaa de
pal bhar jo behla de
koi aisi khushi la de

kab tak bekal mann ko
sapnon se behlaaoon
kab tak sooni dagar pe
tanha chalta jaaoon
khwaab o khayaalon ki
uljhe sawaalon ki
manzil kahaan hai bata de
pal bhar jo behla de
koi aisi khushi la de

woh din woh raatein meri ee
jinse bandha mann mera
haaye koi lauta de
le ke yeh jeevan mera
yaadein hi yaadein machi hain
ab to mere daaman mein
phool nahin hai lekin
khushboo hai ab bhi chaman mein
guzre zamaane ko
bhoole fasaane ko
kaash koi dohraa de
pal bhar jo behla de
koi aisi khushi la de
gham ko zara neend aa jaye
koi aisi lorie gaa de
pal bhar jo behla de
koi aisi khushi la de


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.

There are cases in history, where Talent alone has not helped. The Luck factor plays a vital role in one’s life. But then, what is Luck ? Call it opportunities, recognition, fame, money…. call it what you may like to, but Luck is a factor.

Otherwise, so many talented actors, singers, composers, directors or even Producers would not rot in film industry. The case of the film ‘Jai Santoshi Maa’-75 can be cited as a classic example. If it was not for Luck, how come a low budget film, made by a repeatedly failed prducer Satram Rohra, became one of the top blockbusters of all times ? Surprisingly, after this movie, next ventures of Satram Rohra were again failures, proving that this one off success was a flash in the pan. Though he was benefited by “Jai Santoshi Maa”-75, neither the Music Director C. Arjun nor the film’s director Vijay Sharma got any benefit from the film. Probably they were not as lucky.

I do not want to dwell on examples and a lengthy discussion in favour of Luck, but let us not forget that many talented artistes, who showed great promise with their initial achievements failed inexplicably in their later careers. At least two examples can be quoted, that of composer Ram Ganguly and singer Mubarak Begum (RIP).

Today’s song is from the film “Sangam”-54. It is sung by Geeta Dutt, Talat Mehmood and chorus, under the baton of composer Ram Ganguly. Unfortunately, Ram Ganguly has no identity beyond his most famous film ” Aag”-48 ( which was his 3rd film), making many people think that this was the only film that he did. Sometimes he is mistaken even for composer Ramlal (Choudhari).

Born on 5-8-1928, Ram ganguly soon achieved expertise in playing Violin, at the age of just 10 years. He was highly appreciated when he played Violin at the All India Congress Party Session at Calcutta. Listening to his Violin, composer R C Boral immediately offered him a job in New Theatres. There he met Prithviraj Kapoor and they became friends. Following Kapoor, Ram too proceeded to Bombay. He joined Prithwi Theatres as a Music Director for their stage dramas. His music in the famous drama “Deewar” became popular. Raj Kapoor had sung a song in that drama, for which HMV took out a record also- “Hum babu naye niraale hain”.

Ram’s first film as a Music Director was Jayant Desai’s “Maharana Pratap”-46. He did one more film for Desai, “Mahatulsi Vrinda”-47. When Raj Kapoor made his first film, “Aag”-48, selection of Ram Ganguly as its Music Director was natural, because Raj knew him very well from the Prithwi Days. Ram Ganguli took Tabla player Shanker and Harmonium player Jaikishen as his assistants, having known them earlier. Little did he know at that time that this pair would edge him out from Raj camp and that they would firmly establish themselves there. Ram Ganguli gave excellent songs for film Aaag-48, which were sung by Shamshad, Mukesh and Sailesh Mukherjee.

Inspite of his good performance, he was thrown out by Raj Kapoor for his next venture Barsaat, for 2 reasons. One – Ganguli being an old guard did not fit into the future plans of Raj Kapoor, who wanted to innovate and bring in New ideas and Two, he was told that Ganguly was trying to use Barsaat tunes for outside producers. While the first reason seems to be plausible, the second reason seems to be an excuse. God only knows the truth, but Shankar Jaikishan were capable of anything- if one knows what they did in the coming years to win Awards and contracts.

In all, Ram Ganguly gave music in just 13 films and 1 unreleased film. His films were Maharana Pratap-46, Mahatulsi Vrinda-47, Aag-48, Jalsa-48, Banvasi-48, Anmol moti-49, Ram Darshan-50,Deepak-51, Sangam-54, Gawaiya-54,(this film also saw the end of Surendra’s singing career), When Prithwiraj Kapoor decided to make his famous drama “Paisa” into a film, he called only Ram Ganguly. He had been the music director for the original drama as well. He gave good songs but they failed to become popular. Then came Ten o’clock-58 and then his last film was Saaya-61. In between, a film Postmaster-55 remained unreleased.

Slowly Ram Ganguly was forgotten. He stopped getting films. No one came to him. Finally, frustrated, he left for Calcutta and died there sometime in 1983.

Because of his songs in film Aag-48, singer Sailesh Mukherjee came into limelight. He had only 2 songs in it but both became hits. His duet with Shamshad, “dekh chaand ki ore”sounds fresh and sweet even today. There were seven songs in Film Sangam-54. One song from this movie has been discussed here. A few more songs from this movie are available on You Tube and they are all good songs like the one we are going to enjoy today.

There were 3 films titled Sangam, made in 1941, 1954, and 1964. The Raj kapor film of 1964 is popular. Sangam-54 had a cast of Kamini Kaushal, Shekhar,K N Singh, Jeevan, Murad, Shashikala etc. The story of the film was one that professed “crime does not pay”.

Mangal is a very ambitious but poor person. he is always worried about the future of his only son Nandi- who is not very clever. He wanted nandi to have lot of wealth and happiness, but Nandi showed no talent of any type. Mangal hatched a plot and killed his employer Seth jamnadas, by strangulating him.Then he took his small kid and threw him from above a hill. Providentially, the kid survived and is brought up by a good person. He is now called Badal,instead of his real name Sunder.

Here Mangal props up his son Nandi, as Sunder and they both start enjoying life. Years pass by. Badal grows up and falls in love with Kamini. Once by coincidence, by seeing his locket, she realises that Badal is Sunder- the real son of Seth Jamnadas. kamini, with the help of police and some friends, collects proof and exposes Mangal and Nandi.

Mangal is arrested for his most amangal deeds and taken away by police, while kamini and Sunder unite happily.

Today’s song is a very sweet song, but one may feel that a little more pace would have made it better. I am sure you will like it. Talat Mehmood and Geeta Dutt have sung only 27 songs together and this will rank near the top of this list. Enjoy…..


Song-Raat hai armaan bhari (Sangam)(1954) Singers- Geeta Dutt,Talat Mehmood, Lyrics- Hasrat Jaipuri, MD- Ram Ganguly
Unknown male voice
Male chorus
Female chorus
Geeta Dutt+ Talat Mehmood

Lyrics

o o o o
o o o
o o o o
o o o

raat hai
armaan bhari
raat hai
armaan bhari
raat hai
armaan bhari
raat hai
armaan bhari
hmm hmm hmm
raat hai armaan bhari
raat hai armaan bhari
aur kya suhaani raat hai
aaj bichhde dil miley hain
tera mera saath hai ae
raat hai armaan bhari
raat hai
armaan bhari
raat hai
armaan bhari
(o o o o o o)
raat hai
armaan bhari
raat hai
armaan bhari

meri aankhon mein ishaare
teri aankhon mein hai pyaar
teri aankhon mein hai pyaar
chha gayi hai aaj armaanon pe matwaali bahaar
pyaar ke haathon mein dilbar
pyaar ke haathon mein dilbar
aaj mera haath hai ae
raat hai armaan bhari
raat hai
armaan bhari
raat hai
armaan bhari
(o o o o o o o)
raat hai
armaan bhari
raat hai
armaan bhari

o o o
o o o
le rahe hain aaj dil ke
taar bhi angdaaiyaan
taar bhi angdaaiyaan
phir mili hai pyaar ke sangam se do parchhaaiyaan
chha gaya baadal khushi ka
chha gaya baadal khushi ka
pyaar ki barsaat hai ae
raat hai armaan bhari
aur kya suhaani raat hai
aaj bichhde dil miley hain
tera mera saath hai ae
raat hai armaan bhari ee

raat hai
armaan bhari
raat hai
armaan bhari
raat hai
armaan bhari
(o o o o o o o )
raat hai
armaan bhari
raat hai
armaan bhari
raat hai
armaan bhari


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.

This is the story of a ‘self-proprietorship firm’ uniquely named ‘Atul Song A Day’ (hereinafter called the Company) which was set up on July 19, 2008 by Atul Besra. In his venture, he received encouragement from Raja, his Cricforum friend. The mission was to produce at least one song a day. However, due to abundant supply of ‘raw material’ and the demand for the ‘finished product’, the production was increased to more than one song a day within 3 months of its existence.

A glance at its monthly ‘production’ figures indicates that during the first year of its operations, the Company’s ‘production’ increased from 39 songs in August 2008 to as high as 194 songs in May 2009. There was a temporary setback in the ‘production’ during the first half of 2010 when it hovered around two digit figures. Thereafter the growth figures has been spectacular until the end of 2014. On July 19, 2014, the Company achieved an important ‘production’ milestone of 10000 songs in 6 years – an average of 4.56 songs per day. There has been sluggishness in the ‘production’ after January 2015, but the Company is confident of increasing the ‘production’ in the days to come. Going by the ‘production output’ for the last one month, the Company is back on the ‘rails’. Let us hope that the ‘top management’ gets the inspiration from the speed of a Talgo train in the days to come to maintain the pace of the ‘production’.

With the ‘firm’ on a growth path, the sole proprietor presumably missed at which point his ‘firm’ achieved the status of a ‘deemed shareholders company’ and in the milieu, he became ‘de jure’ MD & CEO. Now, it is truly a multi-national Company with its ‘shareholders’ spread across the globe. This is an unique Company where the ‘shareholders’ are not the stakeholders. The ‘Board of Directors’ are its think tank among the ‘shareholders’. Neither annual general meeting of the ‘shareholders’ is held nor the periodic meetings of the ‘Board of Directors’. Yet the Company is run on the democratic principles where everyone with the knowledge of the ‘product’ is entitled to participate in achieving the Company’s mission and vision.

In view of its unique nature of ‘business model’, the Company earns no income. On the contrary, there are expenses involved in running the Company. Despite the constraints, the Company periodically ‘distributes’ to its ‘shareholders’ dividend by way of special products like centuries songs, artists’ songs, anniversary songs etc. In July 2014, the Company paid ‘Special Dividends’ by way of special articles of songs on the occasion of attaining the ‘production’ milestone of 10000 songs.

Another uniqueness of this Company is that it is not listed at any recognised stock exchange but is listed on wordpress.com. The valuation of the Company is not judged in terms of monetary units but in terms of the number of visitors. As on July 18, 2016, the total visitors count exceeded 82 lakhs which is very impressive.

As a ‘shareholder’, I noticed a couple of important developments in the Company during the last 2 years or so. First, a new ‘product’ called YIPPIED Films was introduced under which all songs of a film covered were ‘Yippied’. These films which now number more than 800, are being tagged by a few think tanks among the ‘shareholders’ under the able guidance from Pradeep Raghunathan. Incidentally, he is the person who has coined the name for this new product. Second, MD & CEO took initiative in strengthening the statistical base by introducing the year-wise break-up of the songs. The project is still in process.

During the last couple of years, the Company has been popularly known as ASAD – the abbreviation of ‘Atul Song A Day’. I will not be surprised if the Company adopt its now popular name ASAD in not too distant future. This is in keeping with the trends noticed among many blue chip companies which, during the last few years, officially adopted their abbreviated names. A case in point is ITC for India Tobacco Company.

Whatever I have mentioned in the preceding paragraphs is my wild imagination of this Blog being a Company. Let me come to the reality. Today, July 19, 2016, the Blog has completed 8 years of its existence. The impressive growth of Blog within a short span of 8 years made me to think in terms of a sole proprietorship firm getting transformed itself into a giant joint stock company. This caravan will move on to achieve some more milestones in the days to come. Congratulations Atul ji and all the members of ASAD Bandwagon for keeping its flag high.

ASAD is now more of a family than a Blog. On the occasion of 8th anniversary of the Blog, let us enjoy a family bonding song ‘ek doosre se karten hain pyaar hum, ek doosre ke liye beqaraar hum’ from HUM (1991). The song is sung by Sudesh Bhonsle, Mohammed Aziz, Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik and Sonali Vajpayee. This inspiring song is written by Anand Bakshi which is set to music by Laxmikant-Pyarelal. It is a multiple version song.

Video Clip (Version-1) :

Video Clip (Version-2) :

Video Clip (Version-3) :

Song-Ek doosre se karte hain pyaar hum (Hum)(1991)Singers-Sudesh Bhonsle, Mohammed Aziz, Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik, Sonali Vajpayee, Mohammed Aziz & Vinay Mandke, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal
Male Singers Chorus,
All Singers Chorus

Lyrics

———————
Version-1
———————
bam chik chik bam
chik bam bam
bam chik chik bam

ek doosre se
karte hain pyaar hum
ek doosre ke
liye beqaraar hum
ek doosre se
karte hain pyaar hum
ek doosre ke
liye beqaraar hum
ek doosre ke waaste marna pade to o
hain taiyaar hum
hain taiyaar hum
ek doosre se
karte hain pyaar hum
ek doosre ke
liye beqaraar hum
ek doosre ke waaste marna pade to o
hain taiyaar hum
hain taiyaar hum

hum sab hain taale
tu sab ki chaabhi
hum sab hain taale
tu sab ki chaabhi

hamse na rootho
maan jaao o
maan jaao o
o bhaabhi

ek doosre ke
hain sharmsaar hum
ek doosre ke
liye beqaraar hum
ek doosre se
karte hain pyaar hum
ek doosre ke
liye beqaraar hum

iss ghar ke
iss ghar ke darwaaze pe likha hai
iss ghar ke darwaaze pe likha hai
ik sota hai to ek jaagta hai

ik sota hai to ek jaagta hai
ik doosre ke
hain pahredaar hum
ek doosre ke
liye beqaraar hum
ek doosre se
karte hain pyaar hum
ek doosre ke
liye beqaraar hum
ek doosre ke waaste marna pade to o
hain taiyaar hum
hain taiyaar hum
ek doosre se
karte hain pyaar hum
hum
ek doosre ke
liye beqaraar hum
hum
ek doosre se
karte hain pyaar hum
hum
ek doosre ke
liye beqaraar hum
hum
ek doosre ke
liye beqaraar hum
hum
ek doosre ke
liye beqaraar hum

———————
Version-2
———————-
bam chik chik bam
chik bam bam
bam chik chik bam

General saab karo taiyaari
ta ra ra ra rum pum
rum pum rum pum
rum pum
General saab karo taiyaari

le jaayenge hum beti tumhaari
le jaayenge hum beti tumhaari
aayenge ghode pe
hoke sawaar hum
aayenge ghode pe
hoke sawaar hum
ek doosre ke
liye beqaraar hum

ek doosre ke waaste marna pade to o
hain taiyaar hum
hain taiyaar hum
ek doosre se
karte hain pyaar hum
ek doosre ke
liye beqaraar hum
ek doosre ke waaste marna pade to o
hain taiyaar hum
hain taiyaar hum
ek doosre se
karte hain pyaar hum
hum
ek doosre ke
liye beqaraar hum
hum
ek doosre ke
liye beqaraar hum
hum
ek doosre ke
liye beqaraar hum

————————
Version-3
————————
bam chik chik bam
chik bam bam
bam chik chik

ik pyaar ki hum pehchaan denge
is pyaar ki hum pehchaan denge
ik doosre pe hum jaan denge

ik doosre pe hum jaan denge
ek doosre pe
honge nisaar hum
ek doosre pe
honge nisaar hum

ek doosre ke
liye beqaraar hum
ek doosre ke waaste marna pade to o
hain taiyaar hum
hain taiyaar hum


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