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

Blog Day :

4353 Post No. : 15669

ना कजरे की धार
ना मोतियों के हार
ना कोई किया सिंगार 
फिर भी कितनी सुंदर हो
तुम कितनी सुन्दर हो

Yes, this song is from film ‘Mohra’ (1994). Ah but I am not bringing on the film version of the song.

This very song was earlier and originally sung by Mukesh in his inimitable voice in the sixties. The film for which he had sang never reached proper production stages. The song has since remained and gets counted amongst the many NFS that he sang. There are almost no details available about Mukesh version and hence this post will be quite short and devoid of any tables, histograms etc. 🙂

But then, I do not want to make the post too short either and so let me write something about the 1994 film which I have never seen. I am told it had a rather unexpected climax and so pondering if I should watch only the ending. 🙂

I consider myself qualified to write about the 1994 film as it is yet to make its debut on the blog which is quite surprising. There is a well-established wiki page of the movie on the net and I request interested readers to visit it for much of the details.

One of the apparent reasons as to why the song sung by Mukesh was included in the film could be probably because Viju Shah the music director of the film is the son of music director Kalyanji Virji Shah of composer duo Kalyanji Anandji. The lyric writer obviously remained Indeewar.

The film has 3-4 versions of the song sung by Pankaj Udhas and Sandhana Sargam.  All these years, I was under the impression that at least the romantic version was picturised on Raveena Tandon but it does not seem to be.

And, with such poor knowledge of “new films”, I am happy I seldom venture into this rather unfamiliar territory. I am sure more knowledgeable contributors will take up the film song and write in detail about the many versions.

As usual, I reached out to Shri Harish Raghuwanshi ji, the Surat based complier of Mukesh Geetkosh to see if I could get more details about the Mukesh version. He gave several leads such as searching the register where song was to be recorded, contacting any of the Kalyanji-Anandji’s orchestra team etc. He has also written to me stating that he has contacted Anandji, Indeewar, Mohnish Behl etc to get some leads but to no avail. All he remembers is the film being about Navagraha. I thank him for the continuous support and help I receive.

All these efforts of tracing the film that never took off being quite an ordeal, I decided to go ahead and represent this post on the blog. What is more important is that the complete song sung by Mukesh is available on several platforms and is a treat to listen.

Song – Na Kajre Ki Dhaar, Na Motiyon Ke Haar  (NFS-Mukesh) (1960s) Singer – Mukesh, Lyrics – Indiwar, MD – Kalyanji Anandji

Lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)

na kajre ki dhaar
na motiyon ke haar
na koi kiya singaar
phir bhi kitni sunder ho
tum kitni sunder ho

na kajre ki dhaar
na motiyon ke haar
na koi kiya singaar
phir bhi kitni sunder ho
tum kitni sunder ho

tu taazgi phoolon ki
kya saadgi ka kehna
tu taazgi phoolon ki
kya saadgi ka kehna
singaar tera yauwan
yauwan hi tera gehna
teri soorat jaise moorat
main dekhoon baar baar
na kajre ki dhaar
na motiyon ke haar
na koi kiya singaar
phir bhi kitni sunder ho
tum kitni sunder ho

tera ang sachcha sona
muskaan sachche moti
tera ang sachcha sona
muskaan sachche moti
tere honth hain madhushala
tu roop ki hai jyoti
ude khushboo jab chale tu
boley to bajey sitaar
na kajre ki dhaar
na motiyon ke haar
na koi kiya singaar
phir bhi kitni sunder ho
tum kitni sunder ho

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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ना कजरे की धार
ना मोतियों के हार
ना कोई किया सिंगार
फिर भी कितनी सुंदर हो
तुम कितनी सुंदर हो

ना कजरे की धार
ना मोतियों के हार
ना कोई किया सिंगार
फिर भी कितनी सुंदर हो
तुम कितनी सुंदर हो

तू ताज़गी फूलों की
क्या सादगी का कहना
तू ताज़गी फूलों की
क्या सादगी का कहना
सिंगार तेरा यौवन
यौवन ही तेरा गहना
तेरी सूरत जैसे मूरत
मैं देखूँ बार बार
ना कजरे की धार
ना मोतियों के हार
ना कोई किया सिंगार
फिर भी कितनी सुंदर हो
तुम कितनी सुंदर हो

तेरा अंग सच्चा सोना
मुस्कान सच्चे मोती
तेरा अंग सच्चा सोना
मुस्कान सच्चे मोती
तेरे होंठ हैं मधुशाला
तू रूप की है ज्योति
उड़े खुशबू जब चले तू
बोले तो बजे सितार
ना कजरे की धार
ना मोतियों के हार
ना कोई किया सिंगार
फिर भी कितनी सुंदर हो
तुम कितनी सुंदर हो


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

Blog Day:

4348 Post No. : 15661

We remember Nightingale of Punjab on her remembrance day today.

Surinder Kaur (25 November 1929 – 14 June 2006) was the recipient of the prestigious Padma Shri in 2006. She was the recipient of numerous other awards including Sangeet Natak Akademi Award and also a doctorate degree by Guru Nanak Dev University. Much of her life details can be easily found on her wiki page and many other articles and interviews on the net.

Her popularity of course stems from the fact that she pioneered and popularised folk songs of Punjab to the rest of the world. However, readers are well aware that she had a very short but memorable stint in HFM in the late forties. She gave playback to 57 songs in 21 films during the golden era and many of her songs are remembered and played to this day.

She has been one of my favourite singers for as long as I can remember and there is some aspect of her voice which attracts listeners. One is bound to be spellbound and even enter some sort of a trance on hearing her voice.  Very few singers of the golden era had such combination of rustic and melodious voice. Her full-throated contemporaries being the big three of Noor Jahan, Suraiya and the versatile Shamshad Begum, it’s easy to get confused when Surinder Kaur sang especially with Shamshad Begum.

I am aware of her immense popularity in Punjab and Haryana where she is nothing less than a legend, but we shall restrict ourselves to her Hindi songs in this post. This post has taken an inordinate time for self to complete. I must admit that the delay has been by several years rather than months. A few years back one of my good friends who hails from Hisar in Haryana was on his way home from Mumbai where we were working together. He asked me if there was anything that he should bring back to me. I told him I wanted a booklet on Surinder Kaur’s Hindi songs. He had a bizarre look at me and asked; Anything else? The unanswered reply being that it would be very difficult to trace such a thing.  Well, crazy music enthusiasts have crazy requirements.

It’s not that I have taken several years only to compile these 57 songs in the form of a table. This work started several years back and due to lack of proper commitment and other priorities, the post continued to be put off several times. This year, I resolved to complete the work and am excited to bring out the compilation.

In this post an effort has been made to put together all her songs sung for Hindi movies. A compilation of all her Hindi songs has been made in a tabular column. Before we proceed to the total list, here is the table of the number of songs she sung under different composers. Since the tables are self-explanatory, not much detailing is further provided.

Composers No. of Songs
Gyan Dutt 15
A R Qureshi 7
Hansraj Behl 7
Ghulam Haider 5
Husnlal Bhagatram 5
Khurshid Anwar 4
Naashad 5
Others 9
TOTAL 57

An interesting table of her songs with different singers follows.

Singers No. of Songs
Solo 30
Mohd. Rafi 5
Mukesh 5
Ram Kamlani 2
Talat Mehmood 1
Raja Gul 1
Other female singers and chorus 13
TOTAL 57

As can be seen above, more than half of her 57 songs were sung as solo numbers while Rafi saab and Mukesh sang a maximum of 5 each with her. Many of these songs will be discussed later.

Coming to the distribution of the number of songs that she sang in each year of her short stay in Bombay, following is the table. As is evident, more than 90% of her Hindi songs were sung only in 3 years of 1948-50.

Year Number of Songs Number of Films
1947 1 1
1948 20 6
1949 17 6
1950 15 4
1951 3 3
1952 1 1
TOTAL 57 21

I have not made a table of her songs under different lyricists, but from the detailed table below it is quite evident that DN Madhok wrote the maximum of 27 out of her 57 songs.

43 of the 57 songs have been already represented on the blog and hardly 14 remain.

Starting with Ghulam Haider who introduced many such wonderful artists to HFM, Surinder Kaur sang her first song, a duet with actress-singer Munawar Sultana in the film ‘Mehndi’ in 1947. What followed was what made Surinder Kaur Surinder Kaur in HFM.

Three priceless solo gems in the film ‘Shaheed’ 1948 that made her voice a craze all over India. These songs can be heard on repetition any given day. Song No 02 remains in active memory of many music lovers and I suppose this is one song which many associate with her.

‘Pyar Ki Jeet’ (1948) is basically remembered for its Suraiya songs, but Surinder Kaur stood her ground with her solitary solo and the two triad songs. Apparently, the solo is so very similar to the songs that she sang in ‘Shaheed’ even though the composers were different. The solo at 06 is sung under much gusto and one can only admire the rendition skills of Surinder Kaur.

‘Nao’ (1948), composed by Gyan Dutt has some wonderful songs. “Ek Nazar Wo Yaad Hai Unki” is a masterpiece, which continues to linger in the mind long after being heard. I happened to hear this song only a few years back and have been absolutely smitten to it ever since. More the song plays forward, more the mind loiters behind to absorb and ponder the depth of the voice and the words being rendered.  It is from this film that I take up today’s solo for representing in this post.

Gyan Dutt who has the highest songs rendered by her for any composer continues in 1948 with ‘Lal Dupatta’. It would have been interesting to know if he would have continued with her voice had she continued to sing in HFM. Readers may be well aware that Lata Mangeshkar has a solitary solo for Gyan Dutt.

The years of 1949 and 50 were important for she sang almost all her duets with male singers in these two years. With Mukesh she sang all her 5 duets in only two films of 1949 viz. ‘Dada’ and ‘Sunehre Din’.

For very obvious reasons, these remain my personal favourites especially “Tera Kisi Se Pyar Tha“. In “Dil Do Naino Mein Kho Gaya,” it’s interesting to hear how the two singers sing in quick succession their respective lines.

Rafi saab had one duet in 1949 and the remaining 4 in the next year. My personal favourite is the one from Sabak, “Keh Do Hamen Na Bekarar Kare” which is played quite often on SLBC to this day.

Her final two years of stay in Mumbai had other composers like SD Burman and Anil Biswas try her voice under their compositions. But then, health concerns in coastal Mumbai being the reason, Surinder Kaur shifted her base to Punjab where she became a phenomena in folk songs singing.

In this post, I am afraid I have not done enough justice to the appreciation and admiration of the voice and the popularity of her songs. However, my main intention was to club all her songs in a table so that it is easy for other knowledgeable contributors to cover her balance songs to be posted on the blog.

I have relied on a couple of biographical posts on Surinder Kaur by our Sudhir ji, valuable comments by Nitin ji, cineplot blog, the highly reliable HFGK and my notes. I express my sincere gratitude to all these sources. There were a few clarifications and attributions of songs to various singers. Again, Sudhir ji took the initiative of contacting his reliable sources and helped me at arriving to the correct compilation. I further requested him to help me with the lyrics of today’s post. I express my gratitude to Sudhir ji for all the help rendered.

Yes, Surinder Kaur sang a handful of only 57 songs in the golden era, but as they say the blessings are always to be counted. We, music lovers, are fortunate to listen to her having sung some exceptionally great songs in a voice that was a class apart and on a different level altogether.

Her name will undoubtedly and forever be etched in golden letters in the annals of Hindi Film Music.

Song – Ab Tere Bin Mera Nahin Thikaana  (Naao) (1948) Singer – Surinder Kaur, Lyrics – DN Madhok, MD – Gyan Dutt

Lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)

ab tere bina
mera nahin thikaana
ab tere bina
mera nahin thikaana
o o o pardesia
ye bhool na jaana
o o o pardesia
ye bhool na jaana
ab tere bina
mera nahin thikaana

main ne suna hai
log rog laga ke pyaar ka dukh paate hain
main ne suna hai
log rog laga ke pyaar ka dukh paate hain
yahi baaten
gham se bhari raaten
dil ko samjhaate hain
yahi baaten
gham se bhari raaten
dil ko samjhaate hain
o o o dil phir se hua begaana
o o o dil phir se hua begaana
ab tere bina
mera nahin thikaana

dekho dekho ji
neha laga ke daga na dena
hamaari haaye na lena
dekho dekho ji
neha laga ke daga na dena
hamaari haaye na lena
mera nanha naazuk dil roye
dukhi hoye
dekha jaaye mo se na
mera nanha naazuk dil roye
dukhi hoye
dekha jaaye mo se na
o o o dar laage bura zamaana
o o o dar laage bura zamaana
ab tere bina
mera nahin thikaana

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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अब तेरे बिना
मेरा नहीं ठिकाना
अब तेरे बिना
मेरा नहीं ठिकाना
ओ ओ ओ परदेसिया
ये भूल ना जाना
ओ ओ ओ परदेसिया
ये भूल ना जाना
अब तेरे बिना
मेरा नहीं ठिकाना

मैंने सुना है
लोग रोग लगा के प्यार का
दुख पाते हैं
मैंने सुना है
लोग रोग लगा के प्यार का
दुख पाते हैं
यही बातें
ग़म से भरी रातें
दिल को समझाते हैं
यही बातें
ग़म से भरी रातें
दिल को समझाते हैं
ओ ओ ओ दिल फिर से हुआ बेगाना
ओ ओ ओ दिल फिर से हुआ बेगाना
अब तेरे बिना
मेरा नहीं ठिकाना

देखो देखो जी
नेहा लगा के दगा ना देना
हमारी हाय ना लेना
देखो देखो जी
नेहा लगा के दगा ना देना
हमारी हाय ना लेना
मेरा नन्हा नाजुक दिल रोये
दुखी होइए
देखा जाये मो से ना
मेरा नन्हा नाजुक दिल रोये
दुखी होइए
देखा जाये मो से ना
ओ ओ ओ डर लागे बुरा ज़माना
ओ ओ ओ डर लागे बुरा ज़माना
अब तेरे बिना
मेरा नहीं ठिकाना

 


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

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4320 Post No. : 15606 Movie Count :

4298

I am reminded of Halley’s comet when I started writing this post. Relevance and context. . .?

Well, as they say…. samajhne waale samajh gaye hain

Anyway, coming to this unique post, all I can say is that I was surprised when I was asked to go ahead with the song by none other than Sudhir ji. There is some email interaction happening between self, Atul ji and Sudhir ji on another topic.  In this interchange of emails and out of the blue, I was suggested to take up today’s “song”.

This song is from a film that never got completed. The film was shelved and the ‘song’ technically is from an unreleased film.

I am a huge admirer and follower of the rules of this blog such as.

  1. Only Hindi film and non-film songs are represented.
  2. Every song is represented only once, no matter how important or popular it is.
  3. Lyrics are a must in each post for the song represented.
  4. Multiple-version songs from the same film are considered as one.
    Etc.

Of course, there are some exceptions, such as room for songs rendered in English in our Hindi films etc. “Wish Me Luck” from ‘Mera Naam Joker’ (1970), “My Heart Is Beating” from ‘Julie’ (1975) etc. being such examples. But then, I understand, deviations do require some permission and go-ahead from the bosses. 🙂

Well, how about a shelved and incomplete film.? Yes, we do have many such representations also. So, what’s unique about today’s song? Ok, the interesting thing about today’s song is that it is

  1. From an unreleased/incomplete/shelved film
  2. Recording of the song is not available
  3. The singer has sung the song in a concert

With this background, I bring forth a song sung in a concert by Mukesh from the film ‘Chalaak’ (some sources attribute the making year to 1966) which never saw the light of the day. Not much information is available about this film on the web, but I happened to find a very interesting and detailed article of this film authored by one Mr Karan Bali, and posted on the blog named ‘Upper Stall’. Here is the link to the full article – https://upperstall.com/features/incomplete-films-chalaak/.

Since the story behind the incomplete film is important, I am copy pasting the relevant paras from the same article. Readers are requested to read his detailed article from the link above as it also has some rare photographs taken during the shooting of this incomplete film. The sad tale of this film is linked with the equally sad life story of Madhubala, who was the heroine in this film.

Sometime around 1964, once she felt a little better, Madhubala decided to make a comeback and finish her work on yet another film that was stalled for quite some time, called Chalaak, where she was cast opposite Raj Kapoor. The film was being produced and directed by JK Nanda, who had directed singing star KL Saigal’s last film Parwana (1947), besides having worked with Madhubala earlier in films like Singaar (1949) and Dhake Ki Malmal (1956). The film also starred Agha, Om Prakash and Jeevan, while the music for the film was being scored by Raj Kapoor regulars Shankar-Jaikishan. According to the July 15, 1960 issue of Screen, some ten reels were in the can by then. Some more filming took place before Madhubala’s ailment again brought the film to a halt. It is said that she collapsed on the sets and was advised strict bed rest thereafter. Still determined to finish it, sometime around 1966, Madhubala again made a valiant attempt to complete the film. Stills of her from the film show just how ill she was, her still-beautiful face looking shrunken and heavily made up, a deep sadness in those famous twinkling eyes.

However, the physical effort to complete Chalaak proved too much for the actress. The film shut down shop for good. It was all the more tragic as it is said that Chalaak had just a few more filming days left. And in less than 3 years after its shelving, the Venus of the Indian screen left this world on February 23, 1969, when just 36. . .

While no records of the film’s music came out, Mukesh did sing a song from the film at some of his concerts. At one such function in the 1960s, he declared the film had not released but would soon be seen in the theatres. As we know that never happened. . .

The film never got released, however one solitary recording of Mukesh singing this song at a concert in Mombasa (Kenya) is thankfully available. I was aware of this song and had also heard it a few times on the net. But, for the reasons mentioned above regarding the rules of the blog, I was under the impression that I may not be entertained for posting it on the blog. However, when I was offered to represent this concert song, I grabbed it with both the hands. I thank Atul ji and Sudhir ji for giving me an opportunity to represent this unique song on the blog.

In connection with the writing of this post, I was also in touch with Shri Harish ji of Surat who as usual was quite prompt in his help and replies. I thank him for the help rendered.

I do not want to promise but can assure readers that the comet will appear soon again. 🙂

Song – Bata De Meri Jaan Tere Dil Mein Kya Hai  (Chalaak) (UR) (1960s) Singer – Mukesh, Lyrics – Hasrat Jaipuri, MD – Shankar Jaikishan

Lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)

bata de meri jaan

bata de meri jaan ke tere dil mein kya hai
bata de meri jaan tere dil mein kya hai
bata de meri jaan tere dil mein kya hai
pyaar bhare dil ki mehfil mein kya hai
pyaar bhare dil ki mehfil mein kya hai
bata de meri jaan tere dil mein kya hai
bata de meri jaan tere dil mein kya hai

roz sapnon mein tu aati kyon hai
roz sapnon mein tu aati kyon hai
apne aashiq ko sataati kyon hai
roz sapnon mein tu aati kyon hai
apne aashiq ko sataati kyon hai
ye raaz kholiye
kuchh to boliye
ye raaz kholiye
kuchh to boliye
ke aankehn tu hum se churati kyon hai
bata de meri jaan tere dil mein kya hai
bata de meri jaan tere dil mein kya hai
pyaar bhare dil ki mehfil mein kya hai
pyaar bhare dil ki mehfil mein kya hai
bata de meri jaan tere dil mein kya hai

kya tere dil mein wo gehraai hai
kya tere dil mein wo gehraai hai
jis mein hum dooben wo tanhaai hai
kya tere dil mein wo gehraai hai
jis mein hum dooben wo tanhaai hai
ik nazar daal idhar
o meri jaan e jigar
ik nazar daal idhar
o meri jaan e jigar
keh de to tod ke taare laa doon
bata de meri jaan tere dil mein kya hai
bata de meri jaan tere dil mein kya hai
pyaar bhare dil ki mehfil mein kya hai
pyaar bhare dil ki mehfil mein kya hai
bata de meri jaan tere dil mein kya hai

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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बता दे मेरी जान

बता दे मेरी जान के तेरे दिल में क्या है
बता दे मेरी जान तेरे दिल में क्या है
बता दे मेरी जान तेरे दिल में क्या है
प्यार भरे दिल की महफिल में क्या है
प्यार भरे दिल की महफिल में क्या है
बता दे मेरी जान तेरे दिल में क्या है
बता दे मेरी जान तेरे दिल में क्या है

रोज़ सपनों में तू आती क्यों है
रोज़ सपनों में तू आती क्यों है
अपने आशिक को सताती क्यों है
रोज़ सपनों में तू आती क्यों है
अपने आशिक को सताती क्यों है
ये राज़ खोलिए
कुछ तो बोलिए
ये राज़ खोलिए
कुछ तो बोलिए
के आँखें तू हमसे चुराती क्यों है
बता दे मेरी जान तेरे दिल में क्या है
बता दे मेरी जान तेरे दिल में क्या है
प्यार भरे दिल की महफिल में क्या है
प्यार भरे दिल की महफिल में क्या है
बता दे मेरी जान तेरे दिल में क्या है

क्या तेरे दिल में वो गहराई है
क्या तेरे दिल में वो गहराई है
जिस में हम डूबें वो तनहाई है
क्या तेरे दिल में वो गहराई है
जिस में हम डूबें वो तनहाई है
इक नज़र डाल इधर
ओर मेरी जान ए जिगर
इक नज़र डाल इधर
ओर मेरी जान ए जिगर
कह दे तो तोड़ के तारे ला दूँ
बता दे मेरी जान तेरे दिल में क्या है
बता दे मेरी जान तेरे दिल में क्या है
प्यार भरे दिल की महफिल में क्या है
प्यार भरे दिल की महफिल में क्या है
बता दे मेरी जान तेरे दिल में क्या है

 

 


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

Blog Day : 4057 Post No. : 15189

Mukesh and his co-singers – 5
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We remember Mukesh on his remembrance day today (22 July 1923 – 27 August 1976).

Needless to say, the post had to be special. But, when a singer has almost 80% of songs considered as hits and most of these songs already represented on the blog, what can be more special. Well, a few hitherto songs of Mukesh continue to be discovered with a great deal of exhilaration to his fans and old hfm lovers in general. I assume that the present song will make this post special.

It is well known that Mukesh has nil to very few duets with singers like Noorjahan, Amirbai Karnataki, Jagit Kaur, Khursheed, Parul Ghosh etc. With singers like Hamida Banu, Suraiya, Rajkumari, Surinder Kaur, Sitara Kanpuri etc, the numbers are again quite few. He does have sizable numbers with Lata, Asha, Suman Kalayanpur, Geeta Dutt etc.

A very interesting companion in singing in this discussion will be off course the versatile Shamshad Begum. I had almost taken it for granted that all songs of hers with Mukesh have been covered on the blog. But then one thing led to another and resulted in this post of which I am extremely happy. Not one but two duets have been discovered in the last few weeks. Before I proceed with revealing the songs, it is pertinent to mention the traceability aspects of these duets.

We go back to Sadanand ji posting the Mukesh number for MGR in the comments section. I decided to take up Dhaniram’s collaboration with Mukesh and as usual sent the query to Shri Harish Raghuvanshi ji (of Surat) enquiring if it was the sole song under the composer.

Harish ji did confirm the singularity of the case, but added a priceless info that there is a duet in Shole (1953) in which Mukesh has a duet with Shamshad Begum. He further stated that very few music lovers are aware of this duet. The context being Dhaniram being the other composer apart from Naresh Bhattacharya to have scored music for the film. When I searched for this duet on the internet, I came across a Hemant Kumar solo and his duet with Shamshad Begum. Not losing hope, I was lucky enough to find the full movie on youtube. I first decided to go through the credit titles if I could trace Mukesh.

The film titles are shown on a railway track with very poor background and the moving train literally pushing the titles out of the screen. With great difficulty, I saw all the titles and there appears no mention of any of the playback singers in the film. Here, I would seek more knowledgeable reader’s kind explanation as to why many of the old films never bothered to credit playback singers in the titles. I suppose this trend continued even in the sixties for quite a few films.

The print of the film is extremely poor in both voice and picturization. The saving grace being something is available to run through. In spite the bad print and poor audio what stands out is the impeccable grace and beauty of Bina Rai and the ever energetic and melodious voice of Shamshad Begum. Coming back to the bad print of the film Shole (1953), I decided to run the film arbitrarily at short intervals. Then for one of the duets with a rather long prelude, I could hear sound bites very familiar to me. Yes, it is undoubtedly Mukesh.

I was so excited that I noted the time at which this duet starts and closed the film. I went to the other room in my house where my wife was busy with our daughter in her studies. They had a cursory look at my face and instantly both asked what I was so delighted about. I told them about the discovery and they again became engrossed with the studies knowing very well that this guy has no better work to do. My daughter likes a few songs of Raj Kapoor sung by Mukesh and wife likes a few of his duets and solos, but they are never into these statistics and other aspects of old hfm songs as I am. Anyways, I was back to the same link and juncture and again savored what I was listening for the very first time; an unheard duet of Mukesh. Only the first couple of lines of the mukhda are sung by Mukesh and then Shamshad Begum takes over for the rest of the duet. Its an extremely melodious duet to listen.

Now coming to another strange feature, I found four different versions of this song. The below table is self-explanatory and I have provided links for each of the versions.

Version Singers YouTube link
Film Soundtrack Mukesh, Shamshad Begum https://youtu.be/G8gkPL4qc8o
Hemant Kumar https://youtu.be/mmoh60LfIsc
78 rpm record Hemant Kumar https://youtu.be/OuvVFrcTYuU
Hemant Kumar, Shamshad Begum https://youtu.be/zlzgIDgky7g
Full movie SHOLE (1953) https://youtu.be/W6ubiNUgZuQ

Now, if the film had Mukesh and the 78 rpm version songs had Hemant Kumar, it would have been quite understandable. But, Hemant Kumar having sung the film version of the solo makes the case quite intriguing. Did Mukesh walk out of the film after singing the duet? We may never know. What we do know is that during this period he was working in various departments such as acting, composing, producing etc. and these experiments costing him dearly in terms of getting offers to give playback arguably for the rest of his singing career.

Also, during late forties and early fifties, the void created by the passing away of KL Saigal in early 1947 was yet to be filled. Good friends Mukesh and Talat Mahmood were vying to fill the gap and they both failed. One can now say with much conviction that the void created by KL Saigal will remain till the end of days.

Coming back to the versions, both the film soundtracks have poor audio and the 78 rpm ones have better audio quality. For some reason, I personally feel the duet of the film soundtrack is the best amongst the four if a better copy is available to listen. The momentary pause that Shamshad Begum has in the film soundtrack is more appealing than in the version song. Now one may ask, pause is a pause and how it can be differentiated. Well, crazy music lovers have additional senses to assimilate such nuances in music. Long live such craziness. 🙂

Now we come to the important discussion on the combo of Shamshad Begum and Mukesh. Forget writing in detail about their association, the very mention of the two names together excites me to no end.  Mukesh and Shamshad Begum, two different styles, but when it came to duets the styles glued to form some glorious duets in the annals of HFM. At many places on the net it is mentioned that the singers have altogether 22-24 duets. I am happy to list 29 and here is the carcanet of the jewels.

A cursory glace at the table reveals that they have actively sung most of their 29 duets during a period of only for 4 years of their career. This aspect has much to be pondered about.

S. No Name of song Movie (year) Music Director Lyricist
1 kya jaadu hai tere paas piyaa Chehra (1946) M A Mukhtar I C Kapoor
2 O dil ko hasaane wale Shatranj (1946) Madhav Lal and Baldev Nayak G S Madhup
3 lut gayi laajo beech Chheen Le Aazaadi (1947) Hansraj Behl Pt Indra Chandra
4 Moti chugne gayi re hansi Chheen Le Aazaadi (1947) Hansraj Behl Pt Indra Chandra
5 aagre se odhni manga de Laakhon Mein Ek (1947) Hansraj Behl Pt Indra Chandra
6 raat ko ji haay raat ko ji  Aag (1948) Ram Ganguly Majrooh Sultanpuri
7 kaise bataaun unse Anjuman (1948) Bulo C Rani Majrooh Sultanpuri
8 kabhi dil dil se takraataa  Anokhi Ada (1948) Naushad Shakeel Badayuni
9 Bhool gaye kyun deke Anokhi Ada (1948) Naushad Shakeel Badayuni
10 Tere naaz uthhane ko jee Grihasthhi (1948) Ghulam Mohammad Shakeel Badayuni
11 aayi saawan ritu aayi Mela (1948) Naushad Shakeel Badayuni
12 dharti ko aakaash pukaare Mela (1948) Naushad Shakeel Badayuni
13 main bhanwara tu hai phool Mela (1948) Naushad Shakeel Badayuni
14 mera dil todne waale Mela (1948) Naushad Shakeel Badayuni
15 O janewale humko bhool na O Jaanewaale (1948) Ali Hussain Moradabadi
16 sajanwaa prem kahaani O Jaanewaale (1948) Ali Hussain Moradabadi
17 ho badi zulmi tamanna hai Dada (1949) Naashad Majrooh Sultanpuri
18 pyaar mein tumne dhokhaa Shabnam (1949) S D Burman Qamar Jalalabadi
19 tu mahal mein rehni waali Shabnam (1949) S D Burman Qamar Jalalabadi
20 tumhaare liye huye badnaam Shabnam (1949) S D Burman Qamar Jalalabadi
21 maine dekhi jag ki reet (Happy and Sad versions) Sunhere Din (1949) Gyan Dutt D N Madhok
22 hamse nain milaana BA paas Aankhen (1950) Madan Mohan Raja Mehdi Ali Khan
23 Jaao sidhaaro hey raadha Aarzoo (1950) Anil Biswas Majrooh Sultanpuri
24 ho kaale kaale baadal Apni Chhaaya (1950) Hanuman Prasad P L Santoshi
25 kehne waale kehte hain Bijli (1950) Khemchand Prakash Bharat Vyas
26 hato hato ji aati hain ham Dilruba (1950) Gyan Dutt S H Bihari
27 mohabbat karne waalon se Hanste Aansoo (1950) Ghulam Mohammad Shewan Rizvi
28 duniya ne chede kahaniyaan Ek Thha Raja (1951) C R Subbaraman Pt Sudarshan
29 Aye dil tu kahin le chal (multiple versions)

 

Shole (1953)

 

Naresh Bhattacharya

 

Kamil Rashid

Before I proceed to write on the above duets please note that song no 23 has SD Batish, 26 has Geeta Roy, Pramodini Desai and 27 has Rafi saab singing along with Mukesh and Shamshad Begum in the respective songs.

It would not be an exaggeration to state that Mukesh and Shamshad were pioneers in playback singing. I know it is more often used for Shamshad’s career, but let us not forget that Mukesh too started giving playback as early as 1944 with ‘Uss Paar’. Why ‘Uss Paar’ and not ‘Moorti’ or ‘Pheli Nazar’? Well, that could take another detailed post. 🙂

In the above list song number 1, 3, 4 and 5 are regular features on Radio Ceylon and are played to this day. 6 was of course the directorial debut of Raj Kapoor, with Ram Ganguly’s haunting scores – the songs of the film remain popular to this day. The next film of RK, as we are well aware, had a change in composers. Shamshad Begum had a cabaret solo in ‘Awara’ and a couple of not so popular songs for SJ thereafter.

10 by one of my favourite composers Ghulam Mohammed is a rare treat to hear. I only wish Mukesh has sung more songs for him.

8, 9 and 11 to 14 need no description and arguably are the best-known duets of the combo; the magician of these two films being none other than the great Naushad.

‘Shabnam’ under SD Burman had 3 duets of the combo with Mukesh giving playback for thespian Dilip Kumar. Needless to say, the songs of this film were a huge rage during those days.

21 under Gyan Dutt is an absolute masterpiece. The debut movie of Madan Mohan had the combo singing a comical duet at 22.

The other songs may not be very well known, but as I have said earlier it is the combination of the singers that make the duets lively and a pleasure to listen.

Quite a few of these duets have been covered by our Sudhir ji in his series on Mukesh wherein he covered the rare and difficult to trace songs at the beginning of Mukesh’s career. Again, as I have written earlier, in spite of the best efforts of Sudhir ji having covered all the songs of Mukesh till 1950, welcome discoveries continue to be uncovered and 2 is such an example. Sudhir ji has shared the audio with me and it will be posted on the blog in the very near future. 🙂

29 and probably the last duet of the combo is covered in this post and I have already written about the many facets of this song. In fact Sudhir ji has sent queries and sought clarifications from his collector friends to understand the existence of the multiple versions of this song in the film.

‘Shole’ (1953) was directed by BR Chopra for Hira Films. The movie had Ashok Kumar, Bina Rai, Purnima, Jeevan, Mohana, Manmohan Krishna, Mirza Musharaf, Romi, Naaz, Uma Dutt etc in it. The movie had two music directors viz Dhaniram and Naresh Bhattacharya. The present song is composed by the latter. The lyrics of this multiple version song are credited to Kamil Rashid.

The lyrics of the Hemant Kumar solo version are slightly different in the 78 rpm vs the soundtrack versions, but giving due credit to Hamant Da, I herewith, for obvious reasons, present the lyrics of only the film soundtrack version of Mukesh and Shamshad Begum

I thank Harish ji for all the help rendered in making this elusive duet of Mukesh appear on the blog. I also thank Sudhir ji and Atul ji for giving me yet another opportunity to present this post.

Lastly, on his remembrance day, I pay humble tributes to Mukesh whose mellifluous voice continues to regale listeners the world over.

Song – Ae Dil Tu Kahin Le Chal  (Shole) (1953) Singer – Mukesh, Shamshad Begum, Lyrics – Kaamil Rashid, MD – Naresh Bhattacharya

Lyrics

ae dil
ae dil
tu kahin
le chal
le chal

ae dil tu kahin le chal
le chal
le chal

ae dil tu kahin le chal
le chal
le chal

aa aa aa aa

ye door ki manzil se mujhe
kis ne pukara hai
bhatke hue raahi ko
yeh kis ka ishaara hai
aashaon ke sagar ka
shayaad wo kinara hai
aashaon ke sagar ka
shayaad wo kinara hae
ae dil wahin le chal
wahin le chal
wahin le chal

ae dil tu kahin le chal
tu kahin le chal
kahin le chal
kahin le chal

jahaan ishq ke hothon par
fariyaad na ho koi
majboor na ho koi
naashad na ho koi
taqdeer ki thokar se
barbaad na ho koi
barbaad na ho koi
ae dil wahin le chal
wahin le chal
wahin le chal

ae dil tu kahin le chal
tu kahin le chal
kahin le chal
kahin le chal

do dil jo judaa kar de
wo raat na aati ho
hothon pe shikaayat ki
koi baat na aati ho
jahaan gham ki ghata le kar
barsaat na aati ho
barsaat na aati ho
ae dil wahin le chal
wahin le chal
wahin le chal

ae dil tu kahin le chal
tu kahin le chal
kahin le chal
kahin le chal

le chal
le chal
le chal
le chal
le chal

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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ए दिल
ए दिल
तू कहीं
ले चल
ले चल

ए दिल तू कहीं ले चल
ले चल
ले चल

ए दिल तू कहीं ले चल
ले चल
ले चल

आ आ आ आ

ये दूर की मंज़िल से मुझे
किसने पुकारा है’
भटके हुये राही को
ये किसका इशारा है
आशाओं के सागर का
शायद वो किनारा है
आशाओं के सागर का
शायद वो किनारा है
ए दिल वहीं ले चल
वहीं ले चल
वहीं ले चल

ए दिल तू कहीं ले चल
तू कहीं ले चल
कहीं ले चल
कहीं ले चल

जहां इश्क़ के होठों पर
फरियाद ना हो कोई
मजबूर ना हो कोई
नाशाद ना हो कोई
तक़दीर की ठोकर से
बर्बाद ना हो कोई
बर्बाद ना हो कोई
ए दिल वहीं ले चल
वहीं ले चल
वहीं ले चल

ए दिल तू कहीं ले चल
तू कहीं ले चल
कहीं ले चल
कहीं ले चल

दो दिल को जुदा कर दे
वो रात ना आती हो
होठों पे शिकायत की
कोई बात ना आती हो
जहां ग़म की घटा ले कर
बरसात ना आती हो
बरसात ना आती हो
ए दिल वहीं ले चल
वहीं ले चल
वहीं ले चल

ए दिल तू कहीं ले चल
तू कहीं ले चल
कहीं ले चल
कहीं ले चल

ले चल
ले चल
ले चल
ले चल
ले चल


This article is written by Mahesh Mamadapur, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of atulsongaday.me, then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day :

4021 Post No. : 15133 Movie Count :

4155

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Mukesh and his Composers – 19
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chaahe kahin bhi tum raho,
chaahenge tumko umr bhar
tumko na bhool paayenge

Remembering Mukesh on his 96th birth anniversary (22 July 1923 to 27 August 1976).

A life and career spent on entertaining music lovers all over the world, the very mention of his name brings to the mind several of his priceless renditions. A voice which remains active on air-waves to this day and beyond. More than being on the air-waves and various technological formats, it is the legacy and remembrance of the familiar voice that continues to dwell in the hearts of music lovers. A voice so familiar that it directly conveys to our hearts the feelings expressed in his songs.

For this post, I have taken the liberty of using material and information provided by many fellow blog contributors as well as Shri Harish ji.

It all started when Sadandand ji posted a comment on this post of Sudhir ji in his rather elaborate and highly researched series on missing films and songs of the 60’s which was given to him as a homework. Sadanand ji in the comments section of the aforesaid post has provided quality information and the video link of the song. The fact that Mukesh had sung a solo for MGR made me sit up and take notice. I had heard the song but was not aware that it was featured on MGR.

I was under the impression that it could be the only song sung by Mukesh for MGR. So I asked our Sudhir ji if he could send me the list of Hindi films in which MGR had acted. His prompt and detailed reply was as follows,

Year Movie
1951 Ek Tha Raja
1956 Gul e Bakaavali
1961 Baghdad
1962 Hamen Bhi Jeene Do
1962 Meri Bahen
1963 Raj Mahal
1965 Nartaki Chitra
1970 Koi Ghulam Nahin
1974 Aakhiri Nishaan
1975 Rangeen Duniya
1976 Love in Kashmir
1970s Ganga Ki God Mein (Unreleased)

A dozen films which included an unreleased film. Going through the list, one finds that the very first Hindi film in which MGR acted has a duet of Mukesh with Shamshad Begum. I am not sure if Mukesh sang for MGR in the duet, but it appears that the song under discussion is his only solo for MGR.

However, this post is on the collaboration of Mukesh with composer Dhaniram about whom very less material is available on the net. Shri Arunkumar ji helped me in sending the web-link of one of his interviews and it can be found here.

I have come across Dhaniram’s name many years back as two of his songs sung by Talat Mahmood are my personal favourites. They are Yeh Kya Hai Dhang Zamane Ka and aao baadal chain se royen.

The one from Dak Babu(1954) is simply out of the world. I request readers to listen to this composition and rendition by Talat Mahmood and especially the lines.

aye dil aisi mehfil se to
behtar tanhaai hai

One can only ask, where are those days and where are those people who created such majesties.

Coming back to Mukesh-Dhaniram, the present song appears to be their only collaboration and hence there will be no table. (But, then there is always a possibility of tracing obscure songs…)

The present film Meri Behan (1962) starring MGR was the dubbed version of the Tamil film ‘Aransilankumari’ (1961) as confirmed by Sadanand ji.

Now some interesting trivia.

Mere Behan (1962) was based on Tamil film Aransilankumari (1961).

Aransilankumari (1961) was based on 1952 Hollywood film Scaramouche.

Scaramouche (1952) in turn is based on the novel with the same title by Rafael Sabatini.

The novel by Rafael Sabatini is based on story set during the French revolution.

So, the conclusion can be deduced that our own Mere Behan (1962) was based on French Revolution. ?

Since I could trace very little to write on Dhaniram and considering the fact that Mukesh has a solitary song for the composer, I have probably failed to do justice to the post and the composer.

I am however glad to present this solo number sung by Mukesh for the great MGR. I thank Sadanand ji, Arunkumar ji, Harish ji, Sudhir ji and Atul ji for having given me this opportunity to present the song.

The post is a tribute to Mukesh on his birth anniversary for his voice has become an inseparable part of our lives which he himself had said in one of his songs…

chaahe raho jaa kar kahin
paaoge tum mujhko wahin
ki band gar aankhen zaraa
main khwaab ban kar aaunga


Song-Nanhe munne nanhe munne laal desh ke (Meri Bahan)(1962) Singer-Mukesh, Lyrics-Pt Indra Chandra, MD-Dhaniram

Lyrics

nanhe munne
nanne munne
laal desh ke
nanhe munne
nanne munne
laal desh ke
le tujh se boloon
baat cheet ki
ise maan le re
ismein maan le
nanhe munne
nanne munne
laal desh ke

bade hoke manzil par tum
jald pahunchna
munne naam kamaana
bade hoke manzil par tum
jald pahunchna
munne naam kamaana
phool ho tum duniya ki
bagiya ke liye re ae
bagiya ke liye
phool ho tum duniya ki
bagiya ke liye re ae
bagiya ke liye
nanhe munne
nanne munne
laal desh ke

neem ped ooncha dikha
bhooton se log daraate ae ae ae
ae ae ae
neem ped ooncha dikha
bhooton se log daraate
mat darna polam pol
jhoothhi gappon se
nis din
rakhna khud pe bharosa
mere naujawaan
bade log baithh kahin
fizool ki baat karen
bade log baithh kahin
fizool ki baat karen
phailaayenge ye jhoothh
kabhi na maan’na re
beza aisi baat na inki
baabu maan’na na
baabu maan’na
nanne munne
nanne munne
laal desh ke
le tujh se boloon
baat seekh ki
ise maan le re
ismein maan le
nanhe munne
nanne munne
laal desh ke


This article is written by Mahesh Mamadapur, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of atulsongaday.me, then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day :

3927 Post No. : 14996

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Atul Song-A-Day 15K Song Milestone Celebrations – 6
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Carl Sagan, in his book, ‘Pale Blue Dot’ talks about the picture taken by Voyager I before it left the solar system. Planet Earth, the only home we have known so far appears less than a fraction of a pixel in the picture. It’s on this speck of dust like object in the vast cosmos lived every human, plant and animal we ever know and every civilization.

On this planet the greatest men in a wide variety of fields have left behind their legacies both good and bad. Their lives however great or condemnable have been spent here.  In the vastness of time and space, a few years spent by great men may mean nothing. However, the legacy left behind by such men are recognized and appreciated for generations.

Theatre and entertainment arenas have also seen many a great men and women contribute their art and expertise to mankind. Quite a few are well known and many others are often not credited to the extent to which they should be.

Narrowing down to a movie and further restricting ourselves to Hindi film and non-film songs, the essence of this blog, we are now at the doorsteps of 15 thousand representations.

By these 15k representations, we all have tried to contribute our little efforts in bringing to the fore, the works of film artists – popular, less known and unknown. Amongst the main contributors, the nearly impossible tasks are taken up more experienced and knowledgeable such as Arunkumar ji, Sudhir ji, Sadanand ji etc.  The painstaking efforts in collecting accurate information from various sources and contacts and posting in a concise manner is definitely not an easy task.

Then, there are specialists such as Nalini ji for reminding us of the artist’s anniversaries and Prakash ji for identifying lesser known actors on the screen. Raja ji, whose marathon posts never bore us and we have Avinash ji who pours his heart out in the posts. We have Bharat ji with his expertise and first-hand experience.

There have many others who were more contended with sending only lyrics and a few who keep giving home-works to others. 🙂 A few are more than happy to suggest corrections to the posts and lyrics etc. in the comments section. Then, there are also contributors who vanish for a while and re-appear for special occasions (pun about self intended). 🙂

And, finally we have Atul ji, the fulcrum of our activities and the force that binds us together. Atul ji marches along from one milestone to another. And when he reaches the next milestone, we are all automatically teleported there. 🙂

I never planned for any special song for this occasion. (That again, the leaders will have a plan). But seeing that a great gem of an even greater singer is yet to be posted, I decided to go for his solo.

The singer is Talat Mahmood, of whom quite a lot has already been written on the blog.

My father, an avid fan Talat saab often says that his voice is for royal people. By royal, he means to say people with special taste and I can’t agree with him more. Talat Saab’s melancholic songs sung in blue mood are a class apart, the likes of which one will never get to hear from any other singer.

There are several such songs of Talat Saab which one can hear multiple times and can only admire the grace and dignity in his voice for songs pertaining to even dejection.

The list seems to be endless, but it’s a fact that he sang quite fewer songs compared to his other well-known contemporaries. However, Talat Saab’s voice will always be the triumph of quality over quantity.

The present song which I had not heard in the recent past is also amongst my many favourites of Talat Mahmood. There are stars and the moon in the song in case people are wondering what Carl Sagan had to do with this song in the first place. 🙂 (Kya karein, some starting problems in writing this post)

I pray for the continued longevity on the blog, active participation of all the contributors and readers as well.

Hearty Congratulations to one and all on this great achievement.

Song – Aao Baadal Chain Se Royen (Aawaara Ladki) (1967) Singer – Talat Mehmood, Lyrics – Rajnikant, MD – Dhaniram

Lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)

baa..aadal aa..aaawo

baadal aawo

aawo baadal aawo. . .

aao baadal chain se royen
aao baadal chain se royen
jalti dhoop
jalti dhoop
jalti dhoop mein main hoon akela
aao baadal chain se royen
aao baadal chain se royen

khush rahen
khush rahen. . .
khush rahen ye duniya waale
khush rahen ye duniya waale
khatm hua mera mela
khatm hua mera mela
main hoon aaj akela
aao baadal chain se royen
aao baadal chain se royen

armaan the dil mein mere kitne
chanda ke
haaye chanda ke saathi taare jitne
haaye chanda ke saathi taare jitne
dooba dil armaan bhi doobe
dooba dil armaan bhi doobe
toofaan ka dekha rela
main hoon aaj akela
aao baadal chain se royen
aao baadal chain se royen

din the chaar jo beet gaye mere
din the chaar jo beet gaye mere
honge dukh ke ab derey
honge dukh ke ab derey
darr nahin par hanse bhi kaise
darr nahin par hanse bhi kaise
gham se ab tak khela
main hoon aaj akela
aao baadal chain se royen
aao baadal chain se royen

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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बा॰॰दल आ॰॰आवो

बादल आवो

आवो बादल आवो॰ ॰ ॰

आओ बादल चैन से रोएँ
आओ बादल चैन से रोएँ
जलती धूप
जलती धूप
जलती धूप में मैं हूँ अकेला
आओ बादल चैन से रोएँ
आओ बादल चैन से रोएँ

खुश रहें
खुश रहें॰ ॰ ॰
खुश रहें ये दुनिया वाले
खुश रहें ये दुनिया वाले
खत्म हुआ मेरा मेला
खत्म हुआ मेरा मेला
मैं हूँ आज अकेला
आओ बादल चैन से रोएँ
आओ बादल चैन से रोएँ

अरमान थे दिल में मेरे कितने
चंदा के
हाए चंदा के साथी तारे जितने
हाए चंदा के साथी तारे जितने
डूबा दिल अरमान भी डूबे
डूबा दिल अरमान भी डूबे
तूफाँ का देखा रेला
मैं हूँ आज अकेला
आओ बादल चैन से रोएँ
आओ बादल चैन से रोएँ

दिन थे चार जो बीत गए मेरे
दिन थे चार जो बीत गए मेरे
होंगे दुख के अब डेरे
होंगे दुख के अब डेरे
डर नहीं पर हँसे भी कैसे
डर नहीं पर हँसे भी कैसे
ग़म से अब तक खेला
मैं हूँ आज अकेला
आओ बादल चैन से रोएँ
आओ बादल चैन से रोएँ


This article is written by Mahesh Mamadapur, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of atulsongaday.me, then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day : 3922 Post No. : 14987

Shamshad Begum, a name too familiar to music lovers of the golden era was born on this day 100 years ago (on 14 april 1919). Her voice, much distinct from all others had that metallic as well as melodious touch which brought her fame from all over the country.

April 14 did ring a bell, but I was not very much aware that it was her birth centenary this year. A comment from one of the regulars Partha Chanda ji on the anniversary pages was enough for me to get this post going.

As I have said earlier, the expectations of music lovers from this blog continues to grow. Music lovers are aware that probably nothing new may be written about such great artists, but they know that this is one of the few places on the internet, where legends are often celebrated and discussed. Apart from hearing these golden compositions and voices, reading about other people’s views and appreciations especially of our favourites has become an enthusiastic habit.

Since, I got to get this post really fast, I would only like to restrict my views on a composer collaboration of Shamshad Begum, which I have no hesitation in considering as the best. Shamshad Begum sang many songs for almost all the composers of her era. Her singing to a few of such composers made her songs ever more popular. So popular that to this day some of these songs are re-mixed and enjoyed by a different class of people. However, it’s my personal opinion that the very songs which made her more popular with these composers were responsible for her fading away from the playback scene. It’s because she sort of got trapped with these special group songs and the more serious songs meant for the lead actresses went to Lata. I would love to write more elaborately on this subject and my views on it some other time.

Avid music lovers can easily understand which composers I am referring to in the above para, but in this post I would like to talk about her playback for composer Naushad Ali.

I mean no discredit to other great composers like Anil Biswas, Ghulam Haider and Ghulam Mohammed etc. for whom Shamshad Begum sang some really good songs.

Naushad saab, created gold with every singer who sang for him and Shamshad Begum was no exception. Shahjehan, Dard, Anokhi Ada, Mela, Andaz, Chandni Raat, Dulari, Babul, Deedar, Jadoo, etc. stand tall in some of the best creations of Naushad’s career. And, Shamshad Begum was associated in a big way in the songs of all these films.

AK ji’s blog has very elaborate post on her songs with Naushad. Yours truly, in fact has the first comment on the post.
Talking about a few of these films, Shahjehan, the first film of the combo had very interesting numbers by Shamshad Begum. Dard was always a Suraiya, Munawar Sultana film, but Shamshad Begum carves a special place for herself with two great songs. Ye afsana nahi zaalim mere dil ki haqeeqat hai is my all time personal favourite.

Mela and Anokhi Ada will always remain special to me for the Mukesh connection. Just listen to Shamshad Begum singing …..ooooooo……. in Mohan ki muraliya baaje from Mela. I think the rendering cannot be appreciated with mere words. The effortless and elegant way with which the solo is sung makes me dumbstruck to this day.

I have fond memories of songs from Chandni Raat. During the good old cassette era, my parents and obviously I had not heard songs from this film quite too often. On a visit to Bombay, I had carried back this cassette. On playing at home, the songs from the film and especially the wonderful duets with Rafi saab became instant craze and are heard to this day.

Babul, Deedar etc, will also be remembered for the contrasting voices of Lata-Shamshad in duet songs and elegant composition by Naushad saab.
It would not be out of place or wrong to say that she was sort of side-casted in favour of Lata, but even in the latter films of Naushad whenever she rendered the odd songs or supported in duets, the class and elegance remained.

Writing about her last days in her singing career will yield nothing. The metallic and melodious voice with crystal clear diction will remain ringing in our ears for decades to come.

On her birth centenary, I pay my humble tributes to Shamshad Begum and would like to represent a song from Aadmi (1957)


Song-Chhup chhup ke re chupke chupke yaad aayi (Aadmi)(1957) Singer-Shamshad Begam, Lyrics-Sartaj Rahmani, MD-Ramnath
Chorus

Lyrics

Chhup chhup ke re chupke chupke
chhup chhup ke re chupke chupke
yaad aayi
chhup chhup ke re chupke chupke
yaad aayi

haay dil dhadka
aankh lajaai
aayi re
aayi re
aaaayi
yaad aayi
chhup chhup ke re chupke chupke
chhup chhup ke re chupke chupke
yaad aayi

aankhon mein pyaar liye
aaye sanwariya
aaye sanwariya ji
aaye sanwariya

loot ke chale gaye
man ki nagariya
man ki nagariya
ho man ki nagariya

kaisa ye dhokha khaaya
lut gayi raam duhaai
lut gayi raam duhaai
lut gayi raam duhaai

ho o o o
chhup chhup ke re chupke chupke
chhup ke re chupke chupke
yaad aayi
chhup chhup ke re chupke chupke
yaad aayi

marzi tumhaari piya
aao na aao
aao na aao ji
aao na aao

dil ko sambhaaloon kaise
ye to bataao
ye to bataao ji
ye to bataao

kaise wo aag bujhaaoon
tumne jo aag lagaayi
tumne jo aag lagaayi
tumne jo aag lagaayi

ho o o o
chhup chhup ke re chupke chupke
chhup chhup ke re chupke chupke
yaad aayi
chhup chhup ke re chupke chupke
yaad aayi

kaise kahoon sakhiyon se
dil pe tera raaz hai
dil pe tera raaz hai ji
dil pe tera raaz hai

jhuki jhuki ankhiyon mein
duniya ki laaj hai
duniya ki laaj hai ho
duniya ki laaj hai

bedardi tu na aaya
ho gayi preet paraayi
ho gayi preet paraayi
ho gayi preet paraayi

ho o o o
chhup chhup ke re chupke chupke
chhup chhup ke re chupke chupke
yaad aayi
chhup chhup ke re chupke chupke
yaad aayi

haay dil dhadka
aankh lajaai
aayi re
aayi re
aaayi
yaad aayi
chhup chhup ke re chupke chupke
chhup chhup ke re chupke chupke
yaad aayi
chhup chhup ke re chupke chupke
chhup chhup ke re chupke chupke


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

Blog Day : 3807 Post No. : 14803

Mukesh and his Composers – 18
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Subsequent to the posting of debut song from the film Veer Ghatotkach (1970), Sudhir ji sent me an email on 16 October 2018, saying that the said film had a wonderful Mukesh song and sought to know if I would be interested to take up the same in this series of mine. He further wrote that that he alternately taken up a Suman Kalyanpur song for representing the film in his series.

Whilst I feel quite gratified with such gestures, there is also a huge sense of resentment within myself for not taking up the posts of Mukesh more frequently.

Anyway, coming to next part of this series, we take up the curious case of composer Dilip Dholakia. I say curious because he represented himself under various names such as Dilip Roy, D. Dilip, Dilip Rai and unfortunately ended up a lesser known composer.

Because of the various names that he took upon himself, it is difficult to attribute all his contributions on the same page without an element of omission or mistake. Thankfully, the wiki page on him does justice to his various contributions in Hindi, Gujarati and Bhojpuri films. He has composed for 8 films in Hindi and 11 in Gujarati apart from the many films in which he assisted composers like Chitragupt, SN Tripathi and Laxmikant-Pyarelal.

I came across two detailed post/articles on Dilip Dholakia. One is from AK ji’s blog wherein Ashok M Vaishnav ji has done a detailed post on the composer. This post also contains many informative comments and a few notably by our own Arunkumar ji. The other one is a news article published after the composer passed away on 02 January 2011. These two references give a fairly good idea about all his works.

Coming to the topic of this post, Mukesh has sung two songs for him in 1970 for ‘Veer Ghatotkach’ and ‘Dagaabaaz’. The one from ‘Dagabaaz’ has already been covered on the blog including the sad version. The song for this post was noticed by self in 2015 itself when Sudhir ji was doing his posts on the early songs of Mukesh from the forties.

Hearing the restrained rendition of Mukesh and the black and white print of the song, I had jumped the gun and reported to Atul ji and Sudhir ji that I had traced one more rare song from the 40’s. However my eureka moment did not last long and I was reminded that there are two films of the same name released in 1949 and 1970 respectively. Mukesh, apparently had no songs in the 1949 version of the same film title.

Shri Harish Raghuwanshi ji was more than helpful in giving me the details and confirming that only 2 songs were sung by Mukesh for the composer in Hindi. I was also given to understand that Mukesh has 2 more songs in Gujarati and one song in Magadhi language under Dilip Dholakia. Here is the short table of the collaboration between Mukesh and Dilip Dholakia.

S.No

Name of song Movie (Year of release)

Lyricist

1

Hum Manmauji Raahi Mastaane (Happy and Sad versions) ‘Daghaabaaz’ (1970) BD Mishra

2

Us Pratham Pratham

 

‘Veer Ghatotkach’ (1970) BD Mishra

The present song is featured on Raj Kumar and Laxmi Chhaaya. I found an interesting and detailed article on the actor Raj Kumar. This person is different from the more famous actor with the same name. The jewellery and make-up worn by Laxmi Chhaaya should have given me enough hints that this song cannot belong to 1949. Also, she was born only in 1948. But then, what am I trying to prove? Well, I want to convey that it is only the voice of Mukesh and his unrepresented songs on the blog that I concentrate and not much on the heroines. 🙂

Now, let us listen to this wonderful rendition by Mukesh.


Song – Us Pratham Pratham Parichay Mein Hi (Veer Ghatotkach) (1970) Singer – Mukesh, Lyrics – BD Mishra, MD – Dilip Dholakia

Lyrics

us partham partham parichay mein hi
maine khoya tha apnapan
us partham partham parichay mein hi
maine khoya tha apnapan
phir mila tumhari aankhon se
mere pranno ko nav jeevan
us partham partham parichay mein hi

soona soona jeevan tha mera tumhaare bina
soona soona jeevan tha mera tumhaare bina
ek akela mann tha mera tumhaare bina
tum ne aa kar mujhe wo geet diya
priye jhoom utha mera tan mann
phir mila tumhari aankhon se
mere pranon ko nav jeevan
us partham partham parichay mein hi

poonam jaisi sundar saloni tumhari chata
poonam jaisi sundar saloni tumhari chata
yauvan tumhara barkha me umadti ghata
main janam janam ka pyaasa tha
tum mujhko mili banke saawan
phir mila tumhari aankhon se
mere pranon ko naw jeevan

us partham partham parichay mein hi
maine khoya tha apnapan
phir mila tumhari aankhon se
mere pranon ko nav jeevan
us partham partham parichay mein hi

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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उस प्रथम प्रथम परिचय में ही
मैंने खोया था अपनापन
उस प्रथम प्रथम परिचय में ही
मैंने खोया था अपनापन
फिर मिला तुम्हारी आँखों से
मेरे प्राणों को नवजीवन
उस प्रथम प्रथम परिचय में ही

सूना सूना जीवन था मेरा तुम्हारे बिना
सूना सूना जीवन था मेरा तुम्हारे बिना
एक अकेला मन था मेरा तुम्हारे बिना
तुमने आकर मुझे वो गीत दिया
प्रिए झूम उठा मेरा तन मन
फिर मिला तुम्हारी आँखों से
मेरे प्राणों को नवजीवन
उस प्रथम प्रथम परिचय में ही

पूनम जैसी सुंदर सलोनी तुम्हारी छटा
पूनम जैसी सुंदर सलोनी तुम्हारी छटा
यौवन तुम्हारा बरखा में उमड़ती घटा
मैं जनम जनम का प्यासा था
तुम मिलीं मुझे बनके सावन
फिर मिला तुम्हारी आँखों से
मेरे प्राणों को नवजीवन

उस प्रथम प्रथम परिचय में ही
मैंने खोया था अपनापन
फिर मिला तुम्हारी आँखों से
मेरे प्राणों को नवजीवन
उस प्रथम प्रथम परिचय में ही


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

Blog Day : 3712 Post No. : 14639

Mukesh and his Composers – 17
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We have discussed the songs sung by Mukesh for Aparesh Lahiri and his son Bappi Lahiri in the last two successive posts. Incidentally these two posts were on the birth and death anniversary dates of Mukesh.
Much earlier in the series, we have also discussed about Mukesh songs for S D Burman and R D Burman. Well, no prizes for guessing where we are heading with these discussions. Yes, the father-son associations that Mukesh had in his singing career and the name that came immediately to my mind was that of Rajesh Roshan. It appears that Mukesh’s association with father-son composers is restricted to the three duos discussed above. I found it prudent to have this short table of the details before we head to the composer of this post Rajesh Roshan.

S No Father-Son composer Number of songs by Mukesh
1 S D Burman 12
R D Burman 15
2 Aparesh Lahiri 1
Bappi Lahiri 2
3 Roshan 36
Rajesh Roshan 3

It is pointless, for obvious reasons to discuss the above table in totality, but we cannot help noticing that Roshan songs for Mukesh are more than all the other 5 composers put together.

In the above table, all songs of all composers are represented on the blog except one under Rajesh Roshan which is being introduced with this post. And, one song under R D Burman from Naukri (1978) is yet to be represented.

R D Burman started his composing career in 1961 and took Mukesh onboard only in 1965. Thereafter he had 14 more songs by Mukesh all in the 70”s and with quite a number of them being hits. To reiterate he composed 15 songs for Mukesh as against 12 by his father who had first composed for Mukesh way back in 1948.

Coming to the today’s post, Rajesh Roshan began his composing career only in 1974 and started with a bang with Kishore Kumar in Kunwaara Baap and Julie in 74 and 75 respectively. 76 was the year in which Mukesh passed away and we have only 3 songs that Mukesh sang for Rajesh Roshan and two of the movies were released after Mukesh had left this world.

Below is table of the short list of 3 songs with all the details. Needless to say, all 3 songs were famous and in particular the one from Tumhaari Kasam remains active in public memory to this day.

S.No Name of song Movie (Year of release) Co-singer if any Lyricist
1 Pari re tu kahaan ki pari Udhaar ka Sindoor (1976) Asha Bhosle Majrooh Sultanpuri
2 O maiya mori main mahin makhan Charandas (1977) Rajinder Krishan
3 Hum dono milke kaaghaz pe dilke Tumhaari Kasam (1978) Asha Bhosle Anand Bakshi

Tumhaari Kasam had Jeetrendra in the lead role, but the duet sung by Mukesh with Asha Bhosle was featured on Navin Nischol. The film was released two years after Mukesh passed away and yet it’s the only notable feature left of the film today. The tune is quite catchy and is a personal favourite of mine.

Charandas was released in 1977 and it makes a debut on the blog with this last of the 3 songs of Mukesh sung for Rajesh Roshan. The song is sung on screen by Om Prakash who seems to be the protagonist in the film.
Shri Harish Raghuwanshi ji helped me with the confirmation of both the tables and I am ever grateful to him.


Song-Maiyya moree main naheen maakhan khaayo (Charandas)(1977) Singer-Mukesh, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-Rajesh Roshan

Lyrics

maiyya moree
o o o
o o
main naheen maakhan khaayo
maiyya moree
ho o o
o o
main naheen maakhan khaayo
kahat sunat mein aakar kaahe
jhootha dosh lagaayo
ree maiyya moree
main naheen maakhan khaayo
maiyya moree
ho o o
o o
main naheen maakhan khaayo

o o o
o o o
o o o
jamuna key tat par
gwaal baal sang
chaar pahar main khela
o o o
gaiyya charaavat bansee bajaavat
bhai saanjh kee bela
bhookh lagee toh daudat daudat
seedha main ghar aayo
maiyya moree
main naheen maakhan khaayo
maiyya moree
ho o o
o o
main naheen maakhan khaayo

o o o
naa koyee maine matkee phodee
naa kee koyee choree
ho o o
jaan liya kyun mujhko jhootha
toone maiyya moree
apne ang ko kaise samjha
toone aaj paraayo
ree
maiyya moree
main naheen maakhan khaayo
maiya moree
ho o o
o o
main naheen maakhan khaayo

main toh baaba nand ka laala
kaahe chor kahaaun
o o o
apne ghar mein kaun kamee
jo baahar maakhan khaaun
baat sunee toh maat yashoda
hans kar kanth lagaayo
phir bolee
tu naheen maakhan khaayo
govinda morey
tu naheen maakhan khaayo
rey krishna more
tu naheen maakhan khaayo


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

Blog Day : 3692 Post No. : 14603

Mukesh and his Composers – 16
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Today 27 August, we remember Mukesh on his remembrance day.

My last post on his birthday (22 July) was about his collaboration with Bappi Lahiri. We remain with the Lahiri family in this post too as we discuss the songs sung by Mukesh for Bappi Da’s father Aparesh Lahiri.

There are probably more songs sung by Aparesh Lahiri than the films that he composed music for.

Not much information is available on the net and I request knowledgeable readers to write more on his composing career. From the little information, I could gather in connection with this post, I came across a Bengali film named Subhash Chandra (1966). Needless to say it is based on the life and times of one of the most adored and respected freedom fighters of India, Subhash Chandra Bose.

The film in Bengali language seems to have been quite popular from what I could understand. Mukesh who has sung about a dozen Bengali songs has one song in this 1966 particular film too. The same film was made in Hindi and seems to have disappeared without much popularity. In the Hindi version too, Mukesh has sung the same song with the same tune as the Bengali version.
[Ed Note: As per the Geet Kosh, the Hindi version of this film was released in 1978.]

This is the solitary song sung by Mukesh for Aparesh Lahiri and hence there will be no table in this post. 🙂

Evidently, there has not been much research by me in this post and I apologize for the same. However the details were sketchy and since it was the only sung by Mukesh for the said composer, I did not dig much into the career of Aparesh Lahiri.

Much of these details were provided to me by Shri Harish Raghuwanshi and I am thankful to him.

Before I conclude the post, I would like to repeat what a few noted and eminent personalities have said about Mukesh.

Salil Chowdhury: Each word from his lips was a pearl. No one could sing the way Mukesh did, with the right diction, inflexion and intonation. His vocal timbre was out of this world.

Raj Kapoor: I am just a body, Mukesh is my soul.

Anil Biswas: I have lost my son. (on Mukesh’s passing away)

Needless to say, the above quotes speak volumes about Mukesh; the man with the golden voice, playback singer par excellence and the noble soul.

The voice of Mukesh will forever continue to resonate in the world of music.


Song – Yahaan Radha Kund Hai Shyam Kund Hai (Subhash Chandra) (1978) Singer – Mukesh, Lyrics – Saraswati Kumar Deepak, MD – Aparesh Lahiri

Lyrics

jai radheshya..aa..aam
ra..aa.aadheshya..aa..aam
jai radheshya..aa..aam

yahaan radha kund hai
shyam kund hai
aur hai goverdhan
madhur
madhur bansi baaje
yahi to vrindavan
o babu yahi to vrindavan

bansi baar baar boley
radha radha radha
radha..aa..aa
radha..aa..aa..aa..aa
bansi baar baar boley
radha radha radha
radha naam bansi ne suron mein hai bandha
tabhi to kanhaiya baney
raadhika raman
madhur madhur bansi baaje
yahi to vrindavan
o babu yahi to vrindavan

jagat ke dukh ki kaanha suney baani
usi baani ko sun ke bani radha rani
huye radhika ke prem se. . .
pooran. . .  mohan
madhur madhur bansi baaje
yahi to vrindavan
o babu yahi to vrindavan

yahan radha kund hai
shyam kund hai
aur hai goverdhan

jai radheshya..aa..aam. . .
ra..aa.aadheshya..aa..aam
jai radheshya..aa..aam. . .

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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जय राधे श्या॰॰आम
रा॰॰आ॰॰आधे श्या॰॰आ॰॰आम
जय राधे श्या॰॰आम

यहाँ राधा कुंड है
श्याम कुंड है
और है गोवेर्धन
मधुर
मधुर बंसी बाजे
यही तो वृन्दावन
ओ बाबू यही तो वृन्दावन

बंसी बार बार बोले
राधा राधा राधा
राधा॰॰आ॰॰आ
राधा॰॰आ॰॰आ॰॰आ॰॰आ
बंसी बार बार बोले
राधा राधा राधा
राधा नाम बंसी ने सुरों में है बांधा
तभी तो कन्हैया बने
राधिका रमण
मधुर मधुर बंसी बाजे
यही तो वृन्दावन
ओ बाबू यही तो वृन्दावन

जगत के दुख की सुने कान्हा बानी
उसी बानी को सुन के बनी राधा रानी
हुये राधिका के प्रेम से॰॰॰
पूरन॰॰॰ मोहन
मधुर मधुर बंसी बाजे
यही तो वृन्दावन
ओ बाबू यही तो वृन्दावन

यहाँ राधा कुंड है
श्याम कुंड है
और है गोवेर्धन

जय राधे श्या॰॰आम
रा॰॰आ॰॰आधे श्या॰॰आ॰॰आम
जय राधे श्या॰॰आम


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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.

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