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This article is written by nahm, 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.

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4616 Post No. : 16251

Rafi Sahab’s legendary associations: 02
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Saahir Ludhianvi’s 100th birth anniversary
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It is Sahir Ludhianvi’s 100th birth anniversary on 08/03/2021 and I have the good fortune of writing for the last remaining song/snippet from ‘Pyasa’ 1957 to post on this occassion. There is no better showcase then the musical canvas of this classic film, I could not ask for a better opportunity. Thank you Avinash ji for giving me this gift.

It is arguably the best of Sahir, among the very best of S. D. Burman and most intense music score by him. It was Rafi sahab’s voice that becomes the poet and the poet becomes a Rafi personified because of the voice over in playback, in romance, in confusion, in jest, in irritation, in poetic narration, in bitterness, inebriation, in rebellion, and in cursing. Sahir made the so-called curse words in urdu palpable in poetry.

This is the list of all songs of “Pyaasa(1957)” already posted in the blog:

Song Date of posting
Jaane wo kaise log the jinke pyaar ko pyaar mila 21 April 2009
Ham aapki aankhon mein is dil ko basaa den to 10 september 2009
Aaj sajan mohe ang lagaalo janam safal ho jaaye 25 October 2009
Ye duniya agar mil bhi jaaye to kyaa hai 26 September 2009
Sar jo tera chakraaye yaa dil doobaa jaaye 27 September 2009
Jinhe naaz hai Hind par wo kahaan hain 16 October 2010
Jaane kyaa toone kahi jaane kyaa maine suni 5 October 2011
Rut phire par din hamaare phire na 13 January 2012
Tang aa chuke hain kashmakashe zindagi se ham 17 January 2012
Ye hanste huye phool ye mehka hua gulshan 8 June 2017
Peechhe peechhe duniya aage aage hum 9 July 2017

S. D. Burman was never averse to having both Lata and Asha Bhonsle sing for his song, but they are conspicuously absent in this music score. Geeta Dutt is singing for both Waheeda Rehman and Mala Sinha in this film.

My post on Sahir Ludhianvi’s remembrance day in 2020 is for the song where I have highlighted the effect of Iqbal on the Sahir and his poetry. This blog is one of the widely followed and read serious blogs on film music, and I thought, the aficionados of Sahir’s poetry would have some opinion to put forward, regarding my theory which I gave in that post.

I am reproducing a brief intro of Sahir from the book “Yeh un dinon ki baat hai” by Yasir Abbasi :

“Talkhi (bitterness) entered Sahir’s life early when his father chose to name him Abdul Ha’ee purely to spite a nieghbour. With a troubled childhood behind, he was still in his early 20’s when he stormed the literary arena with his first collection of poems, Talkhiyaan(1944). Films beckoned with Aazadi ke rahh par (1948), but it was with Naujawan and Baazi (both in 1951) – that he arrived with a bang. Widely regarded as the finest lyricist to grace Hindi cinema, he scaled dizzying heights with Pyaasa (1957). He was always vociferously critical of any kind of oppression, and in his indictment of social ills, he spared no one – be it the society(Aurat ne janam diya – Sadhna/1958), a bygone emperor (mere mehboob kahin aur – Ghazal/1964) or God (aasman pe hai khuda – Phir subah hogi/1958). Yet the same man could stir up romance like no one else when he wrote Abhi na jaao chhod kar (Hum dono/1961) or kabhi kabhi mere dil mein khayaal aata hai (Kabhie kabhie/1976). Temperamental but absolutely sublime at his craft, Sahir Ludhianvi elevated the lyricist in hindi films and raised the bench mark to a level that a few could touch.”

I have no arguments with the above introduction, but to add a few more dimensions in the expressing the intricacies of human relationship and romantic entanglements, Sahir’s intro is incomplete without these songs:

1. Tum agar mujh ko na chaaho to koyi baat nahin
2. Chalo ek baar phir se ajnabi ban jaayen
3. Zindagi bhar nahi bhulegi wo barsaat ki raat
4. Jo baat tujh mein hai teri tasveer mein nahin

There are many more, but the above should give a fair idea of the term ‘absolutely sublime’ in the above intro.

One more small para in the same book, an absolute gem, is this:

Aisa mehsoos hota hai ki Sahir ne apni shakhsiyat ka saara gudaaz shai’ri mein bhar diya hai aur sha’iri ki saari jaaduiyat apne khat-o-khaal mein jazb kar li hai. Aaine se aaina-gar ka ubharna lateefa hi sahi lekin Talkhiyaan ka mutaal’aa keejiye to uss ke musannif ki rooh bolti dikhaayi degi – musannif se baatein keejiye to ma’aloom hogaa aap us ki nazmein padh rahe hain.

Here is a list compiled by Avinash ji of the songs/films of the team of SDB and Sahir.

S.no. Movie Year Songs of lyricist in the blog Song penned by lyricist in movie as per HFGK Song penned by lyricist in movie as per the book -The People’s Poet
1 Baazi 1951 8 8 8
2 Naujawan 1951 7 7 7
3 Sazaa 1951 1 1 1
4 Jaal 1952 8 8 8
5 Laal Kunwar 1952 8 11 11
6 Armaan 1953 8 8 8
7 Baabla 1953 6 6 6
8 Jeevan Jyoti 1953 8 7 7
9 Shahenshah 1953 9 9 9
10 Angaarey 1954 10 10 10
11 Radha Krishna 1954 2 2 2
12 Taxi Driver 1954 8 8 8
13 Devdas 1955 10 10 10
14 House No.44 1955 8 8 9
15 Munimji 1955 7 7 7
16 Society 1955 8 8 8
17 Funtoosh 1956 8 8 9
18 Pyaasa 1957 11 8 12
Total 135 134 140

The list ends abruptly in 1957, as the association between Sahir and SDB ended soon after the master piece Pyaasa.

Rafi sahab’s association with both these geniuses continued independently till the end of their lives. Here is their tally in the blog:

Name No of songs in the blog No of songs in the career
S. D. Burman 641 87 movies (666)
Sahir Ludhianvi 652 724

All the available songs by Rafi sahab under S. D. Burman are already posted in the blog. A few more Rafi songs written by Sahir remain to be posted.

Video


Song-Gham is qadar badhe ke main ghabra ke pi gaya (Pyaasa)(1957) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Sahir Ludhianvi, MD-S D Burman

Lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

gham is qadar badhe
ke main ghabraa ke pee gayaa
is dil ki bebasi pe taras khaa ke
pee gayaa
thhukraa rahaa thhaa mujhko
badi der se jahaan
thhukraa rahaa thhaa mujhko
badi der se jahaan
main aaj sab jahaan ko
thhukraa ke pee gayaa aa …
main aaj sab jahaan ko
thhukraa ke pee gayaa aa …

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Devnagri script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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ग़म इस क़दर बढे
के मैं घबरा के पी गया
इस दिल कि बेबसी पे तरस खा के
पी गया
ठुकरा रहा था मुझको
बड़ी देर से जहां
ठुकरा रहा था मुझको
बड़ी देर से जहां
मैं आज सब जहां को
ठुकरा के पी गया…
मैं आज सब जहां को
ठुकरा के पी गया…


This article is written by nahm, 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.

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4590 Post No. : 16214

Rafi Sahab’s legendary associations: 01
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Rafi sahab’s association with Vasant Desai started in 1949 with ‘Nai Ta’aleem” and “Narsimha Avtar” and continued till the very last music score by Vasant Desai in Shaque (1976)(Ek dil hai ek jaan hai (Shaque)). Vasant Desai’s active career as a music director is just a bit longer, from 1942 to 1976.

I think this is the first time I am writing a post for a song composed by Vasant Desai. I heard of Vasant Desai in childhood, when my mother used to talk about how he had died in an accident caused by faulty lift, whenever a song from films like Goonj Uthhi Shehnai, Jhanak Jhanak Paayal baaje or Guddi, would play on radio.

This particular song I am presenting is a Rafi solo, only such song in the film ‘Amar Jyoti’ 1965. I was not familiar with it earlier, but it sounded so familiar and sweet on first hearing that I wanted to do the post for it immediately. I had thought of including it in the series of ‘Mohammed Rafi: The incomparable (II)”, but on checking I found that the series is nicely poised at song no. 20 with this song.

So I will conclude that series there, and not have any more songs in that series.

I will start a new series, on various associations of Rafi Sahab with different music directors and singers and lyricist, which left a mark on the hindi film music of the golden era.

Two such collaborations are covered in this song, where music director Vasant Desai, is composing a song with Rafi sahab’s phenomenal singing capabilities, his variations, and Bharat Vyas has written the lyrics. Bharat Vyas is a veteran of mythological films, for which Rafi sahab has sung countless songs under different music directors. I could count 36 songs by Vasant Desai in the excel sheet, many of which are not yet posted in the blog. There are 154 songs written by Bharat Vyas in the excel sheet. Keeping a margin of errors, 150 songs can be taken as written by Bharat Vyas from 1949 to 1982.

The data in our blog and the excel sheet maintained by Atul ji would be a lot accurate in this regard, as we complete the tally of these artist in the blog.
We are a long way away from doing this, judging by the total stats of these three artists in the blog:

Artist Songs in the blog Career tally of songs in HFM
Vasant Desai 181 390
Bharat Vyas 408 1246
Mohammed Rafi 3110 4846

The following 5 songs of Amar Jyoti (1965) are posted in the blog so far:

Song Date of posting
Kalpana ke ghan baraste 9 June 2012
Mera pyaar tadapta hai 3 May 2014
Sambhaal ke qadam rakhna 25 Decmber 2018
Jeewan bhar ham tum saath rahe 22 January 2020
Jhan jhan jhan jhan baaje paayaliyaa 1 February 2021

This solo Rafi song is a classic study of how Rafi Sahab is a legend. Saying it for the umpteenth time is just not enough, as his voice and some inner aura of purity comes oozing out of the words being uttered. The song is composition for Rafi Sahab and him alone. I have no qualms in stating that only Rafi sahab could have elevated this simple and sweet composition to the level that he takes, and makes it an example of how singing could be, from the soul.


Song-Wo phoole phoole phirte hain (Amar Jyoti)(1965) Singer-Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics-Bharat Vyas, MD-Vasant Desai
Chorus

Lyrics

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

Wo phoole phoole phirte hain
jin ki qismat ko phool mile
ham kis qismat par naaz karen en
ham kis qismat par naaz Karen
jin ko thokar ki dhool mile
wo phoole phoole phirte hain

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

ham ne bhi sitaare ae maange thhe
kaliyon ki tamanna ki ham ne
khushiyon se sahaaraa maangaa jab
khushiyon se sahaaraa maangaa jab
to haathh diyaa ham ko gham ne
unn ke sehre pe moti tange
ham ko sehraa ke babool mile
ham kis qismat par naaz karen
jin ko thokar ki dhool mile
wo phoole phoole phirte hain

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

unn se kya shikaayat hai ham ko
jin ki taqdeer mein tu bhi hai
apni to kinaare par aa kar
apni to kinaare par aa kar
har baar ye kashti doobi hai
manzil ki meharbaani unn par
jin ko raahen anukool mile
ham kis qismat par naaz Karen
jin ko thokar ki dhool mile
wo phoole phoole phirte hain


This article is written by nahm, 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 :

4575 Post No. : 16183

72nd Republic Day – 26/01/2021
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dekho kaheen barbaad na hove ye bageecha
dekho kaheen barbaad na hove ye bageecha
isko hriday ke khoon se Baapu ne hai seencha
rakkha hai ye chiraag shaheedon ne baal ke,
iss desh ko rakhna mere bachchon sambhaal ke
ham laaye hain toofaan se kishti nikaal ke
iss desh ko rakhna mere bachchon sambhaal ke

For the last 13-14 years, I have seen that always original soundtracks of patriotic songs are played on every national festival day morning for at least 2 hours in the flag hoisting ceremony held at the building, adjacent to mine. Every year I am hoping that these songs, some of them very old are being played in my building, but no, they are in the next building:-). Always it is the case of ‘dur ke dhol suhaane’ to express in the hindustani parlance.

I was not motivated enough to write a post for today, till I heard the above quoted Rafi song from the film Jaagriti (1954), in between the two flag hoisting ceremonies I attended this morning. Plus I remembered this rendition of ‘Tarana-e-hindi’ from Ye Gulistan hamaara(1972).

I am producing the complete ghazal by Dr. Allama Iqbal, which I had meant to do a post to commemorate another anniversary, but since today is the day of patriotic songs, here it is:

Saare jahaan se achchha hindostan hamaara
Ham bulbulen hain iss ki ye gulsitaan hamaara

Gurbat mein hon agar ham rehta hai dil watan mein
Samjho vahin hamen bhi dil ho jahaan hamaara

Parbat wo sab se oonchaa ham-saaya aasmaan ka
Wo santari hamaara wo paasbaan hamaaraa

Godi mein khelti hain iss ki hazaaron nadiyaan
Gulshan hai jin ke dam se rashk-e-jinaan hamaara

Aye aab-rud-e-ganga wo din hai yaad tujh ko
Utra tere kinaare jab kaarwaan hamaara
Mazhab nahin sikhaata aapas mein bair rakhnaa
Hindi hain ham watan hai hindostaan hamaara

Yunaan o misr o rumaa sab mit gaye jahaan se
Ab tak magar hai baaqi naam-o-nishaan hamaara

Kuchh baat hai ki hasti mit-ti nahin hamaari
Sadiyon rahaa hai dushman daur-e-zamaan hamaara

‘Iqbal’ koyi mahram apna nahin jahaan mein
Maalum kya kisi ko dard-e-nihaan hamaara

Ist, 3rd, 4th and 6th sha’ir of the above is so well known that there is no song in the world to compare in popularity. As poetical expression of national/regional pride also this is an international legend, and will be so till the civilization survives. Maybe someone down the line would have thought of saying it this simply, but Dr. Iqbal thought of it first. Such a quote, I don’t think would sound this natural and believable in any other language. Dr. Iqbal wrote this as a childrens song and named it ‘taraana-e-hindi”.

There are many things in our vast country that we can be proud of, but the idea of India is the core of it. This type of poetry was needed back then, in the British India, to awaken the national fervour and make people yearn for the possession of the wealth, natural resources and the artistic genius, this country possessed and still possesses.

Yunaan o Misr o Rumaa sab mit gaye jahaan se
Ab tak magar hai baaqi naam-o-nishaan hamaara

Yunaan is Greece, Misr is Egypt and Rumaa is Rome (meaning Roman Empire here).

Kuchh baat hai ki hasti mit-ti nahin hamaari
Sadiyon rahaa hai dushman daur-e-zamaan hamaara

Iqbal knew his stuff and what he was talking about and to whom he was saying it. He wrote the poem before the world wars and the British were yet to complete 50 years of total domination in this region. And some 40 years before the end of 2nd world war, which were to finally break the backbone of the British Empire. It was first published on 16th August 1904, in the weekly journal Ittehad (Unity).

I know that the roots of the idea of Pakistan or a separate nation for muslims was to stem from the ‘taraan-e-milli’ which Dr. Iqbal wrote as a sequel to ‘taraana-e-hindi’ as per some theorists. But what is supposed to happen to the core idea of India which was the cultural diversity the intellectual world still swears by, is the point to ponder. This was the pluralism Iqbal was talking about a whole concept, it was destined to end up like:

Iss dil ke tukde hazaar huye
Koyi yehaan gira koyi wahaan giraa

The fact of the matter is, the Britishers, were the foreigners who never wanted to amalgamate with this country and they had their masters back home, whose coffers they were sent to fill. They left only those places intact in their wake, which they could ensure would be ruled by the European races and their generation. With India and other vast colonies like Arab world, they did not succeed in doing it. Instead, they managed to ensure that they would leave them divided, so that they can never rise against the European powers, for generations to come. They did this with the help of vested interests in the Arab world and India. The lies may be multiple but the truth is always one. It is still a matter of conjecture, who played in whose hands and ended up losing the power of numbers, a fact which is amply demonstrated by the growth of China in our times.

The British did not just divide the real idea of India, they divided the natural and human resources of the region, whom they tried to achieve control of, for more than 2 centuries, only to relinquish the full control within 100 years of gaining it. These facts and the time lines tell their own story. ‘Break the powers you can’t control” was the name of the game.

I feel this story is yet to be told in its full inglorious detail. Because even if it is late, the truth can never be suppressed forever. And we are living the era of ‘True lies’ by our own admission.

Here is the song to commemorate the Republic day 2021. Composition is credited to SDB and Pandit Ravi Shankar in the films soundtrack and singers are Sushma Shrestha and various artists. The full rendition is in chorus, as it befits the composition.


Song-Saare jahaan se achcha Hindostan hamaara (Ye Gulistaan Hamaara)(1972) Singers-Sushma Shreshtha, Lyrics-Allama Iqbal, MD-S D Burman

Lyrics

Saare jahaan se achchha
hindostaan hamaara
aa aaa
saare jahaan se achchha
hindostaan hamaara
ham bulbulen hain iss ki
ye gulsitaan hamaara hamaara
saare jahaan se achchha

gurbat mein hon agar ham mm
rehtaa hai dil watan mein
samjho wahin hamen bhi
dil ho jahaan hamaara hamaara aa
saare jahaan se achchha

parvat wo sab se oonchaa
ham-saaya aasmaan ka
wo santari hamaara aa
wo paasbaan hamaara hamaaraa aa
saare jahaan se achchha

mazhab nahin sikhaata
aapas mein bair rakhnaa
hindi hain ham
hindi hain ham
hindi hain ham
watan hai ea
hindostaan hamaara hamaaraa
saare jahaan se achchha
saare jahaan se achchha
hindostaan hamaara
ham bulbulen hain iss ki
ye gulsitaan hamaara hamaara
saare jahaan se achchha
hindostaan hamaara
ham bulbulen hain iss ki
ye gulsitaan hamaara hamaara
saare jahaan se achchha (aa aa aa aa)
hindostaan hamaara(aa aa aa aa)
ham bulbulen hain iss ki(aa aa aa aa)
ye gulsitaan hamaara hamaara(aa aa aa aa)


This article is written by nahm, 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 :

4566 Post No. : 16166

76th Birthday of Javed Akhtar
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Gham-e-dil sunnane ko jee chaahtaa hai
Tumhen aazmaane ko jee chaahtaa hai

Sunaa hai ke jab se bohat door ho tum
Bohat door jaane ko jee chaahtaa hai

Unhen ham se koyi shikaayat nahin hai
Yunhi rootth jaane ko jee chaahtaa hai

Faqat hai yahi unn ki nazron ka dhokaa
Ke dhoke mein aane ko jee chaahtaa hai

Duaa hai ke ham se woh sau baar rootthen
Hamaara manaane ko jee chaahtaa hai

Nazar wo na aayen par unn ki gali mein
Yunhi aane jaane ko jee chaahtaa hai

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I could not find whose ghazal is this is, but giving it here as it rhymes with the title of the movie ‘Dil Chahta hai” (2001).

The song is a duet by Alka Yagnik and Udit Narayan. All the songs of this film are penned by Javed Akhtar and composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy. At the turn of the century, the melodious songs, sufiana, fusion, newer music instruments were all the new fad. And the foreign location shoots were also back with a bang in mainstream hindi films. It was not only the Yash Chopra films that were shot in Switzerland etc. There is the whole world to explore and Hindi films have been shot at many locations.

The film ‘Dil chahta hai’(2001) was shot at Australia, when the character Akash played by Amir Khan, moves to Sydney to look after his father business operation in Australia. The character of Akash was the meaty one in the film, with all the jokes to crack, all the drama to enact. It was the role of Sameer played by Saif Ali Khan that was less complex, understated but full of contradictions. Akshaye Khanna’s character was Siddarth, the quite sensitive artist, who looks at the world through the artistic eye.

I saw the movie again recently after this last post and thought again, that it is hard to believe that it is a 20 year old movie. Obviously made at the turn of the century, it has those vintage mobile phones, which look like antiques to today’s generation. Our generation has seen the most sweeping changes in lifestyle, of all the previous generations. The earlier generations, had very less comforts than us but I dare say their happiness quotients was higher than us, as they had less expectations and desires. The more our generation has achieved, it wants more of it, the comforts and the excitement, and thus losing out on the contentment in life.

Moving to the film, it has a few one liner jokes that have become a part of lingo between friends in my generation, like “hum log cake khaane ke liye kahin bhi jaa sakte hain”, ‘Waise bhi perfection ko improve karna mushkil hotaa hai”, ‘Kitni ajeeb baat hai, ke ham teenon hi Sydney jaa rahe hain – tum, main aur yeh flight” wagera wagera !

The song of this post is a duet by Udit Narayan and Alka Yagnik, with composers producing unique musical sounds, using newly invented music instruments. The song is shot in and around Sydney, in parks showing ancient trees, with Amir and Priety take the arial tour in a helicopter, overlooking the famous Lotus shaped Opera house at the famous harbor, picnic in the garden near the marina, travel in the city bus etc. I am not sure if one of the parks shown is the Botanical garden or not. The characters are having food at the cafes, and roaming around down town or up town whichever way you want to look at it, walking the harbour bridge which has the railway, road and walkway on the same level, while singing this song. Literally a steel sheet re-enforced ghat is shown to emphasis the line ‘pyaar ke ghat jo utarte hain’, which is carpeted with Chinese grass :-).

After one such outing the couple is returning home by the metro train, when Priety misses it, and left alone at the platform, while the train moves away. While Priety is waiting, an old man looking like a poor street person is approaching her and she is scared. At the same time Aamir returns by the returning train, and seeing that the old man has scared Preity, goes and hugs the old man saying ‘did she scare you?” ‘she did? how mean of her”. This is a movie and hence the joke. The big city crime scene is not a joke anywhere in the world.

Australia is a unique country, in a sense second only to USA. USA has a lot more mixture of different races. But Australia is something, which never sought independence from the colonial powers, because by the time the British empire was done with the continent, the aboriginals were extinct and the survivors were the one who had come to serve the British interests. So, no nativity and no going back to the past and not much history recorded of the pre-colonial era. Only to look towards the future, which is not a bad state to be in, all things considering. No wonder, it has been the land of opportunities for European, Asians, chinese, afrikans and Polynesians alike in the 20th century. It thrives in its solitary splendor in the southern hemisphere with jewel like cities dotting its coast line. The Chinese might have been the neighbors of long forgotten aboriginal races of the continent, as the continent is a snug fit into the south china sea. When the continents were a single land mass, of course.

Today is the 76th Birthday of Javed Akhtar, so to celebrate, here is this new age song penned by him. A poet is a champion who plays with words, and Javed Akhtar is a champion of champions in this regard.


Song-Jaane kyun log pyaar karte hain (Dil Chaahta Hai)(2001) Singers-Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik, Lyrics-Javed Akhtar, MD-Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy

Lyrics

Jaane kyun log pyaar karte hain
jaane kyun wo kisi pe marte hain
jaane kyun log pyar karte hain
jaane kyun wo kisi pe marte hain
jaane kyun u u
jaane kyun
jaane kyun
jaane kyun
jaane kyun

pyaar mein
sochiye to bas gham hain
pyar mein
jo sitam bhi hon kam hain
pyaar mein
sar jhukaana padtaa hai
dard mein
muskuraana padtaa hai
zehar kyun zindagi mein bharte hain
jaane kyun log pyaar karte hain
jaane kyun uun
jaane kyun
jaane kyun
jaane kyun
jaane kyun

pyar bin jeene mein
rakkhaa kya hai
pyaar jis ko nahin wo
tanhaa hai
pyaar bin jeene mein
rakkhaa kya hai
pyaar jis ko nahin wo
tanhaa hai
pyar sau rang le ke aata hai
pyar hi zindagi sajaata hai
log chhup chhup ke pyaar karte hain
jaane kyun saaf kehte darte hain
jaane kyun oon
jaane kyun
o jaane kyun
jaane kyun
jaane kyun

pyaar bekaar ki museebat hai
pyaar har tarah khoobsoorat hai
ho pyar se ham dur hi achchhe
arre pyaar ke sab roop hain sachche
ho ooo
pyar ke ghaat jo utarte hain
doobte hain na wo ubharte hain
jaane kyun
jaane kyun
pyaar to khair sabhi karte hain
jaane kyun aap hi mukarte hain
jaane kyun
jaane kyun

jaane kyun
jaane kyun
jaane kyun


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Blog Day :

4564 Post No. : 16161

Geeta Dutt – Solos and duets (03)
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My comment on the 900th song post of Geeta Dutt’s songs :

Congratulations on completing 900 songs of Geeta Dutt. Out of the 500 plus songs that remain to covered in the blog, there are many which sound so beautiful. I have made a short list of her duets and solos yet to be posted and it is difficult to decide on one. In fact I wrote down the lyrics of two such song over the weekend.

Like Husnlal-Bhagatram’s songs, I find it difficult to move past an unheard song by Geeta Dutt. Somehow she captivates the listener on first hearing. A truly gifted and versatile artist.

About the diction and singing the words correctly, also she is almost perfect. A case in point is this two version -Geeta and one small Rafi version ‘Lori’ :

https://atulsongaday.me/2020/03/11/so-jaa-re-so-jaa-mere-laal/

This series is about solos and duets of Geeta Dutt, so here is a wonderous soulful solo. If somebody could sound somewhere in between sad and happy, Geeta Dutt would be it. She sounds spirited too at the same time. The moment I heard it for the first time, I wanted to write a post for it.

I have been listening to the song of the previous post too, and keep wondering how that one remained unknown all these decades. While the Talat Mehmood solo from ‘Chhaya’ 1961, having the same tune is a very well-known song.

And now I am thinking, if the tune of this solo also is sounding more familiar than it should. I am not able to pin point if there is another song with similar beat, especially the‘gaaye jaa aa, kuchh gaaye jaa’ bit.

In my previous post I had billed the duets of Geeta dutt with various singers among the posted songs, at below 350. But they would be more than 350. This blog has 521 solos by her posted.

The first solo in this series is the 7th song from the 1949 film “Karwat”. The music director is Hansraj Behl and lyricist is Saifuddin Saif. Present tally of these two in the blog:

Artist Songs posted Total songs
Hansraj Behl 260 62 movies(538)
Saifuddin Saif 1

So, this one is only the second song penned by Saifuddin Saif in the blog. His first song is also from the same movie, so this Poet/lyricist could be a one movie wonder.

Six songs of Karwat(1949) are already posted in the blog:

Song Date posted
Chanda baadal mein baadal mein mukh le chhipa 2 November 2012
Nigaahen milaane milaane ko jee chaahta hai Multiple version song 29 November 2013
Tod ghulaami ki zanjeeren jaage hain insaan 15 August 205
Ek rog laga baithhi main 17 July 2016
Chal diye munh pher kar 28 November 2017

This song is significant for it must have set the tone for the famous club, cabaret, mischievous and teasing songs to come, composed by Music Directors like O P Nayyar and S D Burman and sung by Geeta Dutt. This song too is a gem of a discovery.


Song-Gaa ae dil matwaale jhoom kar saaz uthha le(Karwat)(1949) Singer-Geeta Dutt, Lyrics-Saifuddin Saif, MD-Hansraj Bahl

Lyrics

Gaa ae dil matwaale jhoom kar
saaz uthhaa le
gaaye jaa aa aa aa aa
kuchh gaaye jaa
raaten badi anokhi
yeh din bahot niraale
gaaye jaa aa aa
kuchh gaaye jaa

kyun chaand chakor se door
ghataa mein phire akelaa aa
yeh mast jawaani
koyi din ka melaa
aa kisi se aankh milaa le
jhoom kar saaz uthhaa le
gaaye jaa aa aa aa aa
kuchh gaaye jaa

yeh mast hawaayen kehti hain
milne ki kahaani ee ee
rut beet na jaaye
pyaasi hai jawaani
ik duniyaa nayi basaa le
jhoom kar saaz utthaa le
gaaye jaa aa aa
kuchh gaaye jaa

mehek mehek kar
kali kali ko
phool pukaare ae ae
mastaana hawaa mein
hanste hain sitaare
ab dil ko kaun sambhaale
jhoom kar saaz uthhaa le
gaaye jaa aa aa aa
kuchh gaaye jaa


This article is written by nahm, 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 :

4559 Post No. : 16153

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Geeta Dutt – Solos and duets (02)
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Among Geeta Dutt’s endearing songs, there are innumerable duets. Maximum no. of her duets is bound to be with Mohammed Rafi sahab, for the obvious reason that at the times she was most active, coincides with the period when various music directors were having all male songs sung by Rafi sahab. So there are films where Rafi sahab has duets with Lata, Asha and Geeta, plus solos by all of them, with a female duet also thrown it. This would be a typical late 50’s music score. Sometimes a female singer or two are changed and Shamshad Begum is there, with one solo and/or duet.

Looking for major co-singers for Geeta Dutt among the 900 songs already posted in the blog, I have found this list:

Geeta Dutt duets with major playback singers Total duets in the blog
Rafi Geeta Dutt Duets 111
Talat Mehmoood Geeta Dutt duets 21
Lata Geeta Dutt duets 17
Kishore Kumar Geeta Dutt duets 13
Geeta Dutt-Asha Bhonsle duets 25
Mukesh Geeta Dutt duets 14
Shamshad Begam-Geeta Dutt duets 9
Manna Dey Geeta Dutt duets 17
Hemant Kumar Geeta Dutt duets 19
Geeta Dutt Mahendra Kapoor duets 7
G M Durrani Geeta Dutt duets 16
C Ramchandra Geeta Dutt duets 5

While no other singer is crossing the 25 mark in the blog, the duets with Rafi sahab are at 111, so far and counting. I was surprised to find so few with Mukesh at 14 and Shamshad Begum at 9. Mukesh is at 792/932, so the possibility of few more duets with Geeta Dutt is there. Shamshad Begum is at 701/1273, so maybe a few more of these female duets are out there, waiting their turn.

I found this very nice sad melancholy duet of hers with Talat Mehmood. Considering that 386 out of 450 songs of Talat Mehmood are posted in the blog, I am glad to have found not one but two duets of these two. Even then I am optimistic that these two can reach the figure of 25. Presently they are at 21, plus the two song I have found, makes it 23. Let us see where the tally will reach finally.

This song from the film ‘Dr. Z’ is written by Akhtar Romani, and composed by Manohar Arora. These 4 songs of this film are already posted in the blog.

Song Posted on
Hello sweety seventeen 9 September 2011
Ye bheegi bheegi raat gagan par taaron ki baaraat 31 October 2018
Main hoon bhaiyya dim timkar 1 March 2019
Bhagwaan ik insaan ki sunaata hoon kahaani 17 November 2020

Geeta Dutt has three duets to sing in this film one each with Mohammed Rafi, S. Balbir and Talat Mehmood. With this post all three duets by Geeta Dutt in this movie are posted.

Out of 900 odd songs already posted, I can guess less than 350 are duets. Going by this trend remaining 500 songs of Geeta Dutt, 80+ songs with Rafi appeared unlikely, so as to make them 200. I have counted total 147 songs of these two including group songs. So roughly less than 20 duets of Geeta Dutt-Rafi are still at large, we have to catch them sooner or later :-).

The tune of the song reminds me of this 1961 song.


Song-Dil ko laga ke bhool ki dil ka nishaan mitaa diya (Dr Z)(1959) Singers-Geeta Dutt, Talat Mehmood, Lyrics-Akhtar Romani, MD-Manohar Arora

Lyrics

dil ko laga ke bhool ki ee
dil ka nisha mita diya aa
dil ka nishaan mita diya
humne bhari bahaar mein
apna chaman jala diya aa
apna chaman jala diya
(aa aa aa aa)

duniya ki har jafa sahi
kuchh bhi magar na keh sake
duniya ki har jafa sahi
kuchh bhi magar na keh sake
humne wafa ke naam par
jo kuchh bhi thha luta diya aa
jo kuchh bhi thha luta diya(aa aa aa aa aa)

shiqwa kisi se kya karen
marzi hai ye naseeb ki
shiqwa kisi se kya karen
marzi hai ye naseeb ki
chaaha jise mita diya
chaaha jise bana diya
dil ka nishaan mita diya
(aa aa aa aa aa)

leke falak ke chaand ko
koi kare to kya kare
leke falak ke chaand ko
koi kare to kya kare
apna bhi ek chaand thha
duniya ne jo chhupa diya aa
duniya ne jo chhupa diya(aa aa aa aa aa)

kis ko khabar thhi pyaar mein
jal jal ke khaaq honge hum
kis ko khabar thhi pyaar mein
jal jal ke khaaq honge hum
khaaq ka kya jahaan mili
jisko mili uda diya aa
jisko mili uda diya
(aa aa aa aa)
hamne bhari bahaar mein
apna chaman jala diya aa
apna chaman jala diya
(aa aa aa aa)


This article is written by nahm, 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 :

4555 Post No. : 16148

A.R. Rehman’s 54th Birthday on 06.01.2021
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Jo pehle din hi se dil ka kaha na kartey ham
To ab yeh logon ki baatien sunaana kartey ham

Agar na haath hmein uss dilrubaa ke dil detey
To dil par haathh sadaa dhar liya na kartey ham

Wo aafat-e-dil-o-jaan pe agar na martey
To apne marney ki duaa har dam duaa kiya na karte ham

Na hosh khotey agar uss pari ki baaton par
To aap hi aap aisi baatien kiya na kartey ham

Na lagti aankh to din raat sotey hi rehtey
Kisi ki chaah na karte to kya na karte ham

Jo ghambuton ka na hotaa teri tarah ‘Momin’
To dekhcharkh` ko hai, hai kh`udaa na kartey ham

– Momin Kh`anMomin –

I heard this above ghazal recital and liked the simplicity of expressions. It was credited to Momin Khan Momin(1800–14 May 1852), so I thought there has to be more to this ghazal. I found a ‘Deewan-e-Momin’ on Rekhta and confirmed that there are few more ash’aarin the complete ghazal. He was a contemporary of Mirza Ghalib.A most famous sha’ir by MomimKh`an Momin is this:

Tum mere paas hotey ho goyaa
Jab koyi dusraa nahin hotaa

It is said that Mirza Ghalib was so impressed by this sha’ir, that he had offerred his whole “Deewan-e-Ghalib” in exchange of this one sha’ir. Of course, in true legend’s style, the exchange did not happen. Even if there was no organised law for protection of intellectual property than, the exchange would have been redundant. Because Ghalib’s work is Ghalib’s and Momin’s kalaam remains Momin’s, after all.

Here is the famous sha’ir by the underrated poet which inspired this song:

Woh jo ham mein tum mein qaraar thha, tumhen yaad ho ke na yaad ho
Wohi, ya’ani wa’adaa nibaah ka,tumhen yaad ho ke nayaad ho

I felt compelled to give some details to emphasis the significance of Momin Kh`an Momin, as there is not much written about him on this blog.

Wikipedia says

“Momin was something of a polymath, with several interests apart from medicine and poetry. He was also competent inmathematics, geomancy, astrology, chess and Hindustani music.” And that his grave is located in Delhi, near the parking lot of Maulana Azad Medical college. What I have learned is that this medical college is India’s top medical college, second only to AIIMS, Delhi, I am yet to come across a doctor who has studied there. So now I am resolving to ask him/her whenever I encounter an alumnus, about the grave of Momin Kh’an Momin.

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Now to the real subject of this post, i.e A. R. Rehman. Though I grew up on the average, good, very good, fabulous and fantastic hindi film music of the golden era of hindi film music, A R Rehman still came as a breath of exotic air in 1992 with his debut film ‘Roja’. The translated lyrics from Tamil was a huge drawback of the songs of that film, but the touching melody and the brand new sounds of A R Rehman’s orchestration more than overpowered it. He has come a long way from those days, as has hindi film music. He has travelled through the waves of adulations, via his music school, his acumen in being the first musician to actually own the music he creates, through Sufiana, to fusion, Western classical, via the oscars etc., he is a global celebrity. A big celebrity in a hugely populated country like india is bound to be recognised at global level, that is the power of a big market.

The song I am presenting here is from the film “Jaane tu ya jaane na” (2008), with A R Rehman’s music and lyrics by Abbas Tyrewala. Seven singers are singing this song namely Benny Dayal, Satish Chakravarthy, Sayonara, Philips, Darshana, Svetha, Bhargavi, and Anupama Deshpande.

Only one song Pappu Can’t dance saala (Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na), is so far posted, making this the second song from the film. This is an outdoorsy song filmed on very pristine locations, near the river, where Imran Khan and Genelia D’souza with friends are picnicking, and having fun. The location of shooting is a bit away from the usual Panchgani and Mahabaleshwar, but nearby, with the long road, which goes along Krishna River. This is the other route for travelling to Mahabaleshwar.

This film is produced by A’amir Khan and his cousin Mansoor Khan. The lyricist A’bbas Tyrewala is also the director of the film for launch of A’amir Khan’s nephew, I’mran khan. Quite the family affair this is, so my assessment of locations this song is filmed is bang on target. More so, as I have recently travelled the route, remembered this song and looked up to confirm that the mountains haven’t changed much in 12 years 🙂 :-).


SongNazren milaana nazren churaana (Jaane Tu Yaa Jaane Naa)(2008) Singers-Benny Dayal, Satish Chakravarthy, Sayonara, Philips, Darshana, Svetha, Bhargavi, Anupama Deshpande Lyrics-Abbas Tyrewala, MD-A R Rahman

Lyrics

Dil kabhi gandaa
kabhi hai nek bandaa
dil ka bharosa
kaise koyi kare
dil kabhi thhanda
kabhi hai atom bomb sa
yeh dhamaaka
kaise koyi sahe
dil ki ee
yehi kh`ata hai
dil ko o o
nahin pata hai
dil ki yehi kh`ata hai
dil ko nahin pata hai
ke dil chaahta hai kya
nazrein milaana
nazrein churaana
kahin pe nigaahein
kahin pe nishaana
nazrein milaana
nazrein churana
kahin pe nigaahein
kahin pe nishaana

aayi aa
aa aa aa aa
aayi ee ee
o o o
aayi yeah
o o o
aayi yeah
o o o

neeyyat
to dil ki
hamesha hi sahi thhi
dil ka iraada
bhi samjho nek thha
fitrat awaarah
to kya kare bechaara
us ka ho jaaye
jo jisko dekhta
din mein ae ae
to dil sataaye
raaton on
mein dil jagaaye
din mein to dil sataaye
raaton mein dil jagaaye
arey chaahta hai kya
nazrein milaana
nazrein churaana
kahin pe nigaahein
kahin pe nishaana
nazrein milaana
nazrein churaana
kahi pe nigaahein
kahin pe nishaana

aankhon mein koyi hai basaa
jaane kyun lage
yeh dil khaali
jaane na kyun
yeh dil bajaa raha
ek haath se taali
honthon se jaane
kya kahaa phir bhi
dil ki baat hai dil mein
yeh raah tera hamsafar
kis ko dhoonde
dilki mehfil mein
jaan hai phansi
kaise na hansi
aaye haale dil pe
hey
nazrein milaana
nazrein churaana
kahin pe nigaahein
kahin pe nishaana
nazrein milana
nazrein churana
kahin pe nigaahein
kahin pe nishaana


This article is written by nahm, 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.

R. D. Burman – 27th Death Anniversary on 04.01.2021
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Summer vacation (1981):

I have just now checked the release date of Rocky 1981 is 8th May, 1981. So someday after 8th May, that year I have seen this movie at Belgaum in a theatre, called ‘Roopali”. Most of our local cousins, and some of their cousins were all collected at my elder uncle(Mamu)’s place at Belgaum. So many people of different age group were there, so lunch was a hotch-potch hurried affair. There was a railway crossing involved between the house and the theatre. A cousin was sent ahead on bicycle to get the tickets from the counter, as a new movie’s first show was likely to get houseful. By the time we all reached the theatre in batches of two’s and three, walking all the way, the boy had gotten the tickets. Rest of it is a blur, I remember only snatches of films scenes, story is all forgotten. Songs were quite popular and all were good quality songs. They were heard over the years, so remembering them is no problem.

I have thought of posting a song from this film in the past too, but the song that readily came to mind is ‘Kya yahi pyar hai” which is already posted.

We are commemorating R. D. Burman’s 27th Death anniversary on 04.01.2021, so this song from Rocky is presented. Though I was not aware that this song is in ‘Rocky’ the song’s words, music, tune everything is there in memory. The lyrics I could write from the memory also, that is the magic of input given to the young mind.

R.D.Burman is the composer here and Anand Bakshi is the lyricist. The singers the Lata Mangeshkar and Kishore Kumar giving playback for Sanjay Dutt and Tina Munim. This was a movie made for launching of Sanjay Dutt, and was directed by Sunil Dutt, as per the credits at imdb. This was also the first movie of Shakti Kapoor. Editor remark:-Shakti Kapoor had made his debut in 1970s itself. “Darwaza”(1977) is a case in point.

Song Date of posting
Kya yahi pyaar hai (Rocky) 5 January 2015
Aa dekhen zara kis mein kitna hai dam (Rocky) 4 September 2015

The video links of this movie’s songs are not available of youtube. I could find only the audio links.

This is a nice hummable duet with good music orchestration.

Audio:

Video:

Song-Ham tum se miley phir judaa ho gaye (Rocky)(1981) Singers-Lata, Kishore Kumar, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-R D Burman
Both

Lyrics (as per audio)

Ham tum se miley
phir judaa ho gaye
dekho phir mil gaye
ab ho ke judaa
phir milen na milen
kyun na aisa karen
ho mil jaayen chalo
ham sadaa ke liye

Ham tum se miley
phir judaa ho gaye
dekho phir mil gaye
ab ho ke judaa
phir milen na milen
kyun na aisa karen
ho mil jaayen chalo
ham sadaa ke liye

lalalala laalalala
lalalala laalalala
lalalala laalalala
la lalalala lalala

ham tum se miley
phir judaa ho gaye

dekho phir mil gaye
ab ho ke judaa
phir milen na milen
kyun na aisa karen
ho mil jaayen chalo
ham sadaa ke liye

dil mein tum ham ko
basaa lo
saare jahaan se chhupaa lo

ho o
ham band karte hain aankhen
lo ham ko ham se churaa lo
ho o
dhoondhte
sab rahen
poochhte ae
sab rahenen
ham tum se miley
phir judaa ho gaye

dekho phir mil gaye
ab ho ke judaa
phir milen na milen
kyun na aisa karen
ho mil jaayen chalo
ham sadaa ke liye

chhoti si yeh zindagaani
uss pe bhi chhoti jawaani ee ee
ho na kabhi khatm lekin
ye do dilon ki kahaani
tum kaho ham sunen
tum suno ham kahen

ham tum se miley
phir judaa ho gaye
dekho phir mil gaye
ab ho ke judaa
phir milen na milen
kyun na aisa karen
ho mil jaayen chalo
ham sadaa ke liye

ham ek hain do nahin hain
do naam hain kyun hamaare
ham aur kuchh bhi nahin hain
ham hain deewaane tumhaare
bas issi naam se
sab pukaaren hamen

lalalala laalalala
lalalala laalalala
lalalala laalalala
la lalalala lalala

ham tum se miley
phir judaa ho gaye
dekho phir mil gaye
ab ho ke judaa
phir milen na milen
kyun na aisa karen
o mil jaayen chalo
ham sadaa ke liye

lalalala laalalala
lalalala laalalala
lalalala laalalala
la lalalala lalala
lalalala laalalala
lalalala laalalala
lalalala laalalala
la lalalala lalala

lalalala laalalala
lalalala laalalala
lalalala laalalala
la lalalala lalala


This article is written by nahm, 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 :

4550 Post No. : 16137

Meri aawaaz hi pehchaan hai
gar yaad rahe
ho o o naam gum jaayegaaaaaa
chehra yeh badal jaayegaa
meri aawaaz hi pehchaan hai ae
gar yaad rahe

I wonder if human voices are like DNA or fingerprints, as no two voices are ever absolutely the same. In blood relatives the voices are very similar, but they are also distinguishable with slight differing inflections. We have experienced such situations where, we have not met a person for a few years, but as soon as we hear their voice, without seeing them at first, we recognize the person and the face flashes before the eyes, before we turn around and actually see that person.

Connecting with people on the cell phone is not the same. We tend to recognise people by the names which are saved in the phone. If people with whom we have lost touch, call on the phone, most of the times they have to identify themselves. Unless it is a person who is very close to us, it is most likely that it will not be recognised. Reliance on technology is eroding the human capacities of recognition and memory. The adventure of people calling from faraway places and the delight that was felt when hearing from loved one on landline phones is dwindled.

Now the last few weeks, I was on vacation, ostensibly for the special occasion of my 3rd century post. I have been looking to find some more songs and more importantly outdoorsy songs, to write posts. There are many thousand songs filmed on locations around the world in newer hindi films. Quite a few of them are very nice and decent songs. Pleasing on the ears and on the eyes.

I don’t want to run more concurrent series, so this will be random song post in between, picturised on outdoor exotic(read fresh) locations.

I talked of voices and inflection in the opening paragraph of this post. The voice of Meena Kumari is a distinct lively sound and I though the voice of ZebaBakhtiar carries some similar inflections to Meena Kumari’s voice. Zeba is a Pakistani actor who played the lead role in the R.K. Films ‘Henna’ 1991. The clothes worn by her in this one film have had a lasting impact on Indian fashions and clothing style for women for these 3 decades. This film brought the ‘Anarkali’ pattern with a bang, and the style has carved a niche in the Indian dressy and formal outlook. Common Indians like to be modestly and festively dressed in weddings and functions, prefer this style. The ‘Anarkali’ once arrived has made itself a permanent fixture in the wardrobes of Indian fashionistas and commoners. The Anarkali has changed various avatars, but it has stayed ahead of the traditional chaniya choli in high fashion.

Bhanu Athaiya(April 28, 1929 – October 15, 2020) is the costume designerfor ‘Henna’ 1991, the first Indian to have won an Oscar award, which she did for ‘Gandhi’ 1982.

I have seen a few songs of Henna just now, and found a couple of imaginatively picturised on location songs. The song being presented here is a Lata solo, written and composed by Ravindra Jain. I have chosen this song, for its melodious tune and also for its picturization showing snowy mountains, green manicured gardens and around an unmanicured river locations at ‘Austria’.

It is clear from what I have seen today, that though the idea of this film was conceived by Raj Kapoor, but the actual filming in done after the death of Raj Kapoor. Only one song, the qawwali has so far been covered in the blog, so this is the second song to posted from this film.

In this song, I think Zeba dances like a doll, and her moves are totally without avarice. Appreciable that she has looked this good on screen, only on the strength of the dresses and some makeup which is rather a distraction from her real beauty. The narrow shouldered fragile look is another thing she shares with the young Meena Kumari.

Since today is new year day of the Gregorian calender, followed the world over, here is the pragmatic Faiz Ahmed Faiz:

– Naya saal –
Aye naye saal bataa tujh mein nayapan kya hai
Har taraf khalq ne kyun shor macha rakkha hai

Din ki roshi wahi, taaron bhari raat wahi
Aaj ham ko nazar aati hai har ek baat wahi

Aasmaan badla, afsos na badley hai zameen
Ek hindse ka badalna koyi jiddat to nahin

Agle barson ki tarah honge kareene tere
Kise maaloom nahi? barah mahine tere

Tu naya hai to dikha subah nayi shaam nayi
Warna in aankhon ne dekhe hain naye saal kayee

Video :

Audio :

Song-Bedardi tere pyaar ne deewaana kar diya (Henna)(1991) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Ravindra Jain, MD-Ravindra Jain

Lyrics (as per audio link)

ho ho ho o o oo
o o o o o o
o o
o o o o
o o o
o o o

bedardi tere pyaar ne deewaana kar diya aa
bedardi tere pyaar ne deewaana kar diya
mujhe deewaana kar diyaa
kahin bhi laage na jiya
mujhe ae deewaana kar diyaa
kahin bhi ee
laage na jiyaa
ho o o
bedardi tere pyaar ne deewaana kar diya aa
bedardi tere pyaar ne

apni khabar hai na
dil ka pataa aa
kuchh mujhe yaad nahin
tere siwa aa
apni khabar hai na
dil ka pataa aa
kuchh mujhe yaad nahin
tere siwa aa
dekhoon jidhar
tu hi nazar
aaye dilrubaa
duniya ke har khayaal se
begaana kar diya
duniya ke har khayaal se
begaana kar diya
mujhe deewaana kar diyaa
kahin bhi laage na jiya
mujhe ae deewaana kar diyaa
kahin bhi ee
laage na jiyaa
ho o
bedardi tere pyaar ne deewaana kar diya aa
bedardi tere pyaar ne

kho gayee yoon tere
pyaar mein sanam
kahin rakhti hoon kahin
pade hain qadam
kho gayee yoon tere
pyaar mein sanam
kahin rakhti hoon kahin
pade hain qadam
nayi Khushi tadap nayi
teraa hai karam
mujh ko meri hi raah se
anjaana kar diyaa
mujh ko meri hi raah se
anjaana kar diyaa
mujhe deewaana kar diyaa
kahin bhi laage na jiya
mujhe ae deewaana kar diyaa
kahin bhi ee
laage na jiyaa
ho ho o
bedardi tere pyaar ne deewaana kar diya aa
bedardi tere pyaar ne
ho ho ho o o oo
o o o o o o
o o
o o o o
o o o
o o o


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Blog Day :

4549 Post No. : 16133

Welcome 2021♫•*¨*•.¸¸♪

I wanted to embellish the heading of this post “Welcome 2021” with some emoticons, but since the keyboard has no such facility, dropped the idea. Google has the copy past option somewhere, but it seems like too much hassle. Obviously, everyone at google is working from home. Me thinks, all those big, huge, luxurious complexes hosting those multinational and national corporate offices, are soon to be converted into ‘khandar’ facilities, aka Mukesh Mills for shooting of films outdoorsy songs :-), fountains, glass panels, pillars and all. Not to mention funky cafe’s and state of the art gym and sports facilities.

Recently, I have been looking at a lot of outdoorsy, going places kind of songs, shot in different locations. Could not avoid the outdoor songs of “Dil Chahta hai”. But since the party song in the film is not posted, I decided on it. The song is “Koyi kahe kehta rahe kitna bhi ham ko deewaana”, by Shankar Mahadevan, Shaan and KK. In the party, Aamir Khan, Saif Ali Khan and Akshaye Khanna are dancing and singing with Suchitra Pillai and Priety Zinta. It is so fast paced and all three voices are so in tune with each other, that I thought the colour coding is going to be a headache. But once I had figured out that it was Shaan’s voice for Saif Ali Khan, it was smooth sailing from then on. Javed Akhtar’s lyrics are as always inspiring and upbeat, and the music compositions by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy were outstanding and were so fresh sounding back then. The whole movie, characterization, presentation, direction, cinematography and overall look was a novelty in 2001. Some call it a path breaking film, ahead of its time. But no, the time for such a fun, adventurous, neat, humorous and colorful look, had come. I read in the trivia that the songs of this film were created in 3 days, when Javed Akhtar & Farhan Akhtar headed to Lonavala along with Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy for the duration and all the songs were ready for recording. Now I am able to see that quarter, if not half of Mumbai party goer’s crowd, has already left for Lonavala for the New Year Eve, and roads leading to it are clogged since last two days.

Let us talk about the music score of this film. These two songs are posted:

Song Date of posting
Dil Chaahta Hai 8 August 2018
Kaisi hai ye rut 2 December 2019

1. The first song is the title song of the movie, a background song sung by Shankar Mahadevan. The phrase “chamkeele din” describes the mood and theme of the song. It is picturized as a holiday theme song on the road trip to Goa, by the three friends, Aamir Khan, Saif Ali Khan and Akshaye Khanna.
2. Second song is a dreamy concoction, with Akshaye, the artist, painting a portrait of Dimple Kapadia, while he falls in love with her.
3. Jaane kyun log pyar karte hain – This song is reminisce of the “Mehboob ki Mehendi”, jaane kyun log muhobbat kiya karte hain song. It is picturized on Aamir Khan and Priety Zinta. This one has nice, to and fro banter between the two characters.
4. Woh ladki hai kahan – This song started a trend of retro songs in hindi films. Really funky take off of older movie songs, in black and white canvas, with Saif Ali Khan and Sonali Kulkarni.
5. Tanhaayee – This is a sad song, where Aamir Khan is lonely as Priety Zinta is leaving Australia. Coming to terms that he, who never let any girl close has finally fallen in love.
6. Koyikahe – The party song of the current post.

I have heard accounts of how many times people have seen this film in theatre’s when it was released in 2001, and during the first weekend of its release. I must have seen it a little later, having heard it being praised no end, by my then immediate boss who saw it the first weekend it released.

So this is a party song for the New Year party all are advised to give a miss. Not that I go anywhere on New Year’s Eve, we are more of a stay at home kind of people and family.

No matter, we will go places in the New Year, through some fabulous songs. In sha Allah.

I am sharing this beautiful ‘nazm’ which is a prayer too, received from a friend:

Aao december ko rukhsat Karen

Kuchh khushiyon ko sambhalkar
Kuchh aansuon ko taalkar
Jo lamhe guzre chaahton mein
Jo pal beete rafaaqaton mein
Kabhi waqt ke saathh chalte chalte
Jo thak ke ruke raaston mein
Kabhi khushiyon ki umeed mili
Kabhi bichhde huuon ki deed mili
Kabhi be-panah muskuraa diye
Kabhi hanste hanste ro diye
In saare lamhon ko mukhtasar Karen
Aao disamber ko rukhsat Karen

Koyi haar gayaa koyi jeet gayaa
Yeh saal bhi aakhir beet gayaa

Kabhi sapne sajaaye aankhon mein
Kabhi beet gaye pal baton mein

Kuchh talkh se lamhaat bhi thhe
Kuchh haadse aur sadmaat bhi thhe

Kuchh be-rukhi kuchh be-chaini
Kuchh man mein simti veeraani

Par ab ke baras aye dost mere
Allah se duaa ye maangi hai
Koyi pal na teraa udaas guzre
Koyi rog na tujhe raas guzre

Koyi shakhs na tujh se gilaa kare
Tu khush rahe aabaad rahe

Tu jo chahe wo ho jaaye
Tu jo maange woh mil jaaye

Teri mu’aaf wo har khataa kare
Tujhe aise hi rab ‘ataa kare

(Aameen)

Video:

Audio:

Song-Koyi kahe kehta rahe kitna bhi hum ko deewaana (Dil Chaahta Hai)(2001) Singer-Shankar Mahavedan, Shaan, KK, Lyrics-Jawed Akhtar, MD-Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy
all three together,
Male+female chorus

Lyrics

Koyi kahe ae
kehta rahe ae
kitna bhi ham ko deewaana
Koyi kahe
kehta rahe ae
kitna bhi ham ko deewaana
ham logon ki
thhokar mein hai ye zamaana

jab saaz hai
aawaaz hai
phir kis liye hichkichaana
jab saaz hai
aawaaz hai
phir kis liye hichkichaana

ho o o
gaayenge ham
apne dilon ka taraanaa aa

bigde duniyaa
bigadne bhi do
jhagde duniyaa
jhagadne bhi do
lade jo duniyaa
ladne bhi do
ham apni dhun mein gaayo

duniya roothhe
roothhne do
bandhan toote
tootne do
koyi chhoote

chhootne do
na ghabraao
ham hain naye
andaaz kyun ho puraanaa
ham hain naye
andaaz kyun ho puraana

aankhon mein hain
bijliyaan aa
saanson mein
toofaan hai
dar kya hai aur haar kya aa
ham iss se anjaan hain

hamaare liye hi to hai
aasmaan aur zameeeen

sitaare bhi ham tod lenge
hamen hai yaqeeeen
ambar se hai
aage hamaara thhikaanaa aa

ham hain naye
andaaz kyun ho puraana

sapnon ka jo des hai ae
haan ham wahin hain paley

thhode se dilphenk hain aen
thhode se hain manchale

jahaan bhi gaye
apnaa jadoo dikhaate rahe ae ae
muhobbat haseenon ko
aksar sikhaate raheye ae
aaye hamen
dil aur neenden churaanaa aa

ham hain naye
andaaz kyun ho puraana

Koyi kahe
kehta rahe
kitna bhi ham ko deewaana

Koyi
kehta
kitna bhi ham ko deewaana

ho
ham logon ki
thokar mein hai ye zamaana

ho jab saaz hai
aawaaz hai
phir kis liye hichkichaana

Huuu
jab saaz hai
aawaaz hai
phir kis liye hichkichaana

ho
gaayenge ham
apne dilon ka taraanaa aa
bigde duniyaa
bigadne bhi do
jhagde duniyaa
jhagadne bhi do
lade jo duniyaa
ladne bhi do
tum apni dhun mein gaao

duniya roothhe
roothhne do
bandhan toote
tootne do
koyi chhoote
chhootne do
na ghabraao
ham hain naye
andaaz kyun ho puraanaa
ho ham hain naye
andaaz kyun ho puraana
ham hain naye
andaaz kyun ho puraanaa
ho ham hain naye
andaaz kyun ho puraana


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