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This article is written by nahm, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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 :

4724 Post No. : 16436

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Geeta Dutt – Solos and Duets (06)
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Question:
Kitaaben bahot si
padhi hongi tum ne
magar koyi chehra bhi
tum na padha hai

Answer:
Padha hai meri jaan
Nazar se padha hai

Next Question:
Bata mere chehre pe
Kya kya likha hai

The above is a film song from the film ‘Baazigar” written by Zafar Gorakhpuri. There have been some songs in hindi films which refer to ‘Kitaab’, like
Dil ki kitaab kori hai kori hi rehne do and Haathhon mein kitaab baalon mein gulaab.

The second song above is my own post from 2015. As I read it again today, I found that I referred to the ‘Baazigar’ song in that post as written by Sameer, but that’s incorrect. Another reason why I am talking about books today is, in a recent post I talked about film magazines. That evoked a few comments from regulars, which in turn made me remember a lot of mishaps or near misses, which have happened in my life.

My love for reading has always been an important factor in my life. Not necessarily, useful things or text book learnings, but anything on any topic that catches my fancy and is readable and reasonably understandable to my unscientific mind. Scientific theories are beyond me, and maths was my weakest subject in school. But I was not at all lacking in analytical abilities and general knowledge, which seems to have gotten me through at least one all india level competitive exam, where lakhs of people aspiring for government jobs tried. It could have been sheer luck that I got most of ‘analytical ability’ part objective type answers correct. It certainly cannot have been the mathematical portion of the exams. One portion was of English language, that must have helped. I kept the ‘Maths’ part for the last, and some of the answers I just marked randomly :-). The exam was for undergraduates, but my father still could not believe it, when he saw the merit list.

Reading, reading and more reading, has made me a more balanced person, where I don’t get easily rattled. Never bored under any circumstances. Magazine is ‘risaala’ in urdu language. I have grown up with all kinds of publications, periodicals, weekly, fortnightly, monthly, and of course the daily newspapers. Digests also, in Urdu and ‘Reader’s digest’ in English. I have read many novels in Urdu too, which are difficult to come by now. I know, digital version is available, if I really want to read them now. All my maternal uncles and paternal uncle, would carry some newspaper or magazine with them whenever they came to our place. Now I go to their places, there is no sign of magazine or newspapers in their household. We can blame this on digital media, which has put paid to the printed material’s role, in our daily lives. It comes DTH, appears cheaper, requires no hard-work or maintenance even. Don’t have to save it from small children. That the children should be kept away from things digital, is another matter.

Thus, I was exposed to different type of publications in English, Urdu, Hindi and Marathi, while growing up. I consider myself fortunate to have seen “Blitz” in English and in Urdu, for e.g. All periodicals published in the south also I have read while growing up, be they political, sports or financial. Maybe in 1993 people still referred to books as ‘kitaab’, but now the word is rarely heard, unless I am watching an urdu drama series. There also only the older generation is heard talking of ‘kitaab’. In school textbooks were ‘kitaab’ and notebooks were ‘copy’ or kaapi.

Living and growing up in a metropolitan city has its own advantages. Major ones in my opinion are, the cosmopolitan outlook that one develops in personal and social aspects, plus the opportunities for growth and success in life professionally, are better. A thriving city is like a big machinery, it cannot afford to let any part of it be disrupted. Be it the lowest of slums or the poshest of locality. And overall people are not bothered what others are doing, which augers well in some ways. In terms of personal freedom and mental well-being.

So here I was, growing up in Mumbai, in which good fortune I had no contribution to make. It was destiny. A couple of things, like missed opportunities that have surfaced in the memory, is a job opportunity in a financial magazine. I got a call for some sort of test they were taking, I must have applied for the ‘trainee’ job, right after graduation. I attempted that test, without knowing what to expect there. I may not have fared well there, as I never got a call or any communication.

Another instance of a missed opportunity is one where I attended a walk-in interview somewhere in the Fort area for some trainee post at TCS in 1990-91. Computers were the new in-thing in the late 80’s and in college we had ‘computer science’ as optional subject. TCS was on its way up to the greater things it achieved in later years. There was group discussion also among the candidates who had turned up that day. I remember there were around 15-20 of us. At the end of it all some were shortlisted, then were told to take up the course, which was costing may be 10000/- or so, I don’t exactly remember. They said that the candidates will be absorbed in the company after that course, but the fees had to be paid. I came home and discussed all this with my parents. I was not so keen on computer programming, as it is, so didn’t press the issue. Theory subject were my forte, and I used to do well in subjects like economics. Late 80’s and early 90’s was also a period of great boom in share markets investments. It turned out that my father has shares of TCS, which he obviously got at the time of issue years ago. Lo and behold, if he knew or had an inkling of the company’s prospects and potential, then he could have guided me in that direction. But that was not to be, as it was not destined to be. After all God Almighty is the best of planners, and it is his will and his alone, that can take us in a particular direction.

Nida Fazli has said accurately:
“waqt se pehle qismat se zyada, kisi ko mila hai na kisi ko milegaa”

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Lakdi jal koyla bhayee
koyla bhayee raakh
Main baawri aisi jali
koyla bhayee na raakh

This is the actual doha, from which the initial lines of the song are inspired. Lyricist is Anjum and the composer of this truet song is Chitragupt. The singers are Geeta Dutt, Shamshad Begum, and Shanti Sharma. Shanti Sharma is a new name for me, but I see in the stats page that she has 2 songs in the blog.

This is a nice qawwali style song, I had saved the link for featuring in this series of Geeta Dutt. One more variation, in the singer’s repertoire for sure. She has been part of many qawwali’s in the career, as she was capable of singing all types and moods of film songs. She was comfortable in the mischievous songs also, with her strong vocals, with a hint of khanak, like Shamshad Begum. Asha Bhosle has in later years, tried to adopt the strength in voice which was a signature of Shamshad Begum and which Geeta Dutt has demonstrated in many songs.


Song-Dekho to dil hi dil mein jalte hain jalne waale (Hamaara Ghar)(1950) Singers- Geeta Roy, Shamshad Begum , Shanti Sharma, Lyrics-Anjum, MD-Chitragupta
All

Lyrics

Lakdi jal koylaa bhayee
Aur koyla jal bhayaa raakh
baaki dushman yoon jale ae ae
ki koyla bhaye na raakh

dekho to dil hi dil mein ean
dekho to dil hi dil mein
jalte hain jalne waale
haay jalte hain jalne waale
dekho to dil hi dil mein
jalte hain jalne waale
haay jalte hain jalne waale

aapas mein mil jul kar hansnaa
khel naseebe waalon ka
haay khel naseebe waalon kaa

aapas mein mil jul kar hansnaa
khel naseebe waalon ka
haay khel naseebe waalon kaa

ho oo oooo
kaam nahin duniya mein kisi ko
dekh ke jalne waalon ka
haan dekh ke jalne waalon ka
aaa aa aa aa
khoob samjhte hain matlab
in ulti seedhi chaalon kaa

hai dhokhe ki ye duniyaa aa
hai dhokhe ki ye duniyaa
kehte hain kehne waale
haay kehte hain kehne waale
dekho to dil hi dil mein
jalte hain jalne waale
haay jalte hain jalne waale

dekh ke ham ko jalte ho
kya seekhe chaal zamaane ki
haay seekhe chaal zamaane ki

dekh ke ham ko jalte ho
kya seekhe chaal zamaane ki
haay seekhe chaal zamaane ki

ho oo o o o
aankhen ho to haalat dekho
deepak ki parwaane ki
haay deepak ki parwaane ki

ooo oooooo
ye baat magar kapti dil ke
nahin samajh mein aane ki

qismat mein jab likkha hai
qismat mein jab likkha hai
rote hain rone waale
haay rote hain rone waale
dekho to dil hi dil mein
jalte hain jalne waale
haay jalte hain jalne waale


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 :

4710 Post No. : 16416

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Rafi Sahab’s Legendary Associations – 5
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The fifth post in this series is taking care of 4 artists, who are majorly important and fruitful associations of first decade of Rafi Sahab’s career. First and foremost is the composer duo of Husnlal-Bhagatram who composed many melodious scores in late 40’s and early fifties. I counted 100 plus songs in the excel sheet of Rafi sahab’s songs, which are composed by Husnlal-Bhagatram. 45 of these are written by Qamar Jalalabadi. I found these 6 songs of this team’s duets sung by Mohammad Rafi and Shamshad Begum.

Song Movie (Year) Singer(s) MD Lyricist
Ladka Aur Ladki Mile Pyar Ka Gaana Chhoti Bhabhi(1950) Mohd Rafi, Shamshad Begum Husnlal Bhagatram Qamar Jalalabadi
Mere Dil Ko Jalaaya Na Karo Gauna(1950) Mohd Rafi, Shamshad Begum Husnlal Bhagatram Qamar Jalalabadi
Chod Diya Ghar Baar Rani Tere Liye Meena Bazaar(1950) Mohd Rafi, Shamshad Begum Husnlal Bhagatram Qamar Jalalabadi
Gori Bahon Mein Chudiyan Kaali Saja Lo Meena Bazaar(1950) Mohd Rafi, Shamshad Begum Husnlal Bhagatram Qamar Jalalabadi
Le Lo Ji Maharaja Dupatta Mera Saat Rang Ka Meena Bazaar(1950) Mohd Rafi, Shamshad Begum Husnlal Bhagatram Qamar Jalalabadi
Tera Mera Ho Gaya Prem Main Hun Saheb Tu Hai Mem Farmaaish(1953) Mohd Rafi, Shamshad Begum Husnlal Bhagatram Qamar Jalalabadi

As for pure duets of Rafi-Shamshad are concerned, I counted 150 in the list, out of which 94 are posted in the blog. There are many Punjabi films songs also in the 150 duets of Rafi-Shamshad. Apart from these there are many group songs of three or more singers, with these two stalwarts, who started the journey of duets right in 1946 and continued till late 60’s. There is no way I am not listing my favourite Rafi-Shamshad duets here.

Song Movie (Year) Singer(s) MD Lyricist
Solah Baras Ki Bhai Umariya Aag(1948) Mohd Rafi, Shamshad Begum Ram Ganguly Bahzad Lakhnavi
Mohabbat Mein Kise Maloom Tha Ye Din Bhi Aayega Paaras(1949) Mohd Rafi, Shamshad Begum Ghulam Mohammad Shakeel Badayuni
Bolo Ji Dil Loge-2 To Kya Kya Doge Patanga(1949) Mohd Rafi, Shamshad Begum C Ramachandra Rajendra Krishna
Leke Pehla Pehla Pyar Bharke Aankhon Men Khumaar C I D(1956) Mohd Rafi, Shamshad Begum O P Nayyar Majrooh Sultanpuri
Khat Khut Karti Chham Chhum Karti Gaadi Hamaari Mother India(1957) Mohd Rafi, Shamshad Begum Naushad Ali Shakeel Badayuni
Bheega Bheega Pyar Ka Sama Bata De Tujhe Jaana Sawan(1959) Mohd Rafi, Shamshad Begum Hans Raj Bahal Prem Dhawan

I found this song in the list credited to Pakeezah, but it is not available:

Song Movie (Year) Singer(s) MD Lyricist
Jayen To Kahan Jaaye Ab Tera Ye Deewana Hatkar (Unreleased) Pakeezah(1971) Mohd Rafi, Shamshad Begum Ghulam Mohammad Kaif Irfani

Guess what, there are exactly 151 songs in the list of Rafi sahab’s song where the lyricist is Qamar Jalalabadi. There seems to be perfect symmetry, here as I counted 151 for Rafi-Shamshad and 101 for rafi-Husnlal Bhagatram.

Here is the total tally of these artists in the blog so far:

Artist Songs posted in the blog Total songs
Husnlal-Bhagatram 296 451
Qamar Jalalabadi 393 721
Shamshad Begam 713 1273

** Shamshad Begam’s posted songs are not yet updated, after the recent 4-5 posts of her songs.

Coming to the song under discussion, it is from the film’Gauna’ 1950. A very sweet chhed-chhad genre song, very early 50ish. I had not head this song too like many of Husnlal-bhagatram’s songs, until a few days ago. I had to post a Rafi-Shamshad duet, and it is was a melodious one composed by HB, it was a double ‘sone pe suhaaga’.

Following songs of Gauna (1950) have been covered in the blog:-

Song Date of posting
Ban ban ke mit gayin hain taqdeer ki lakeeren 26 February 2012
Aaj kisi se ho gayin aankhen chaar chaar chaar 22 October 2016

The song reminded me of this famous song.

While seeing to the Rafi-Shamshad duets in the excel sheet, I could see a few, that I have written the post myself, but I have listed only the songs that are readily recognisable and are part of my old film songs listening memory. With only 94 songs posted so far in the blog, there are at least 40 such sweet/meloncholy/mischievious/romantic duets that remain to be posted. Enough for another series, if any one is of the mind. Arunkumar Deshmukh Sir, is fond of the older duets of these two singers as has posted a lion’s share of the last few such duets.

Lastly, I cannot stop listening to the duets of these two, whenever I reach one. Even unknown songs are like fresh fruit juice. The khanak in Shamshad Begum’s singing, and the soft smooth tones of Rafi Sahab, make for a delightful duet, always.

Mere dil ko jalaaya na karo – Gauna (1950)

Song-Mere dil ko jalaaya na karo (Gauna)(1950) Singers-Shamshad Begum, Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics-Qamar Jalalabadi, MD-Husnlal-Bhagatram

Lyrics

Mere dil ko jalaaya na karo o o
mere dil ko jalaaya na karo
mere sang bolte nahin een
na bolo
mere sang bolte nahin een
na bolo
meri gali mein bhi ee
meri gali mein bhi aaya na karo o
mere dil ko jalaaya na karo

haha
badi aayi gali wali
dekh liya ra’ub teraa
kar chuki sawaal gori
sun lo jawaab meraa
gali tere baap ki nahin een
baap ki nahin
ho mujhe ankhiyaan dikhaaya na karo o
o o
mujhe ankhiyaan dikhaaya na karo

mere dil ko jalaaya na karo o
mere dil ko jalaaya na karo

achha meri baat suno
tab tumhen jaanen
ek baat tum maano
ek ham maanen
gali mein to aao baabuji ee
aao baabuji
mere sapnon mein aaya na karo o o
mere sapnon mein aaya na karo
mere dil ko jalaaya na karo

waah waah khoob soojhi
main na qaaboo aaungaa
gali mein bhi aaungaa aa
sapnon mein bhi aaungaa
jise nahin saathh rakhnaa aa
saathh rakhnaa
usse apnaa banaaya na karo o
usse apnaa banaaya na karo

mere dil ko jalaaya na karo o o
mere dil ko jalaaya na karo


This article is written by Nahm, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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 :

4702 Post No. : 16406 Movie Count :

4458

The other day, Madhuri Dixit’s birthday was celebrated on the blog and it inevitably reminded me of many of her songs. This is one song from the film ‘Ram Lakhan’ (1989), which is never out of mind, though has been out of sight for many years now. This was in 1989, and my mother and elder sister were already fans of Anil Kapoor. I was not a fan and would call him some uncharitable names, not unprintable but will not mention here. The era of seeing every Amitabh Bachchan film was over, and Subhash Ghai, the producer director of this film was a big name. He was so big that he got to name a few of his heroines, rechristen them literally. Meenakshi, Madhuri and Manisha, Mahima etc. He was fixated or superstitious about naming the heroines beginning with the letter ‘M’. I have seen very few Anil Kapoor songs appearing in the blog. Some newer songs are here, but the many films he did in his earlier period, especially of his jodi with Jackie Shroff, are not here at all. Same is the case with Madhuri Dixit.

Film magazines like Stardust and Filmfare, were still the popular medium of reading and gaining knowledge, useful as well as not so useful. I can say for sure that it has been decades, since I have seen a film magazine in any language. Even doctor’s dispensaries don’t have them. I personally don’t know anyone who buys/reads any such magazines, or if they grace the center-table in any living rooms nowadays. Quite a fall for these publications really. Absence of television has helped, so that I am not even aware of the winners of Filmfare awards these days.

The song in question is a well composed, written and sung, sort of a filmy situation ‘bhakti’ song. Madhuri Dixit is the highlight, as only she could be. Laxmikant-Pyarelal have given a dekho, a ‘retro’ of ‘Pakeeza’ soundtrack and their own ‘Sargam’ soundtrack in the interlude music. The team of Anand Bakshi & L-P were a pro at creating such situational songs. And Lata Mangeshkar was still the backbone of any L-P score, be it the films of the South or Bombay.

What is happening here is the engagement party of Madhuri Dixit, sort of, with Amrish Puri’s son. Jackie Shroff is a police officer, playing the title role of Ram and Anil Kapoor is the younger brother Lakhan. Madhuri is forced to accept this alliance by her father Anupam Kher, with no help from Anil Kapoor, who is away on training as Police Inspector. So, when Madhuri is asked to perform in front of the guests, she starts the bhajan, remonstrating with the Almighty, and complaining to Ram present in the party, directly. Another highlight of the song is the way Jackie Shroff is seen to be preening (in his fine feathers) almost, as the addressee and the brother of Lakhan.

Anyway, when it is Lata Mangeshkar, who is crooning “Ho Ram ji ee eee”, and Madhuri Dixit is on screen, performing, who can stay unmoved.

Video

Audio

Song – O Ram Ji. . . Bada Dukh Deena Tere Lakhan Ne (Ram Lakhan) (1989), Singer – Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Anand Bakshi, MD – Lakshmikant Pyarelal
Anupam Kher
Chorus

Lyrics (Based on the Audio Version)

sa ga re
ga sa sa
ga re
sa ga re
ga ga re
re ma pa ni sa
sa ga ma dha pa
ni re ga ma ma ma
re ma pa
sa ga re
ri ni sa
sa sa sa sa sa aa aa

ho raam ji ee eee
badaa dukh deenaa
tere lakhan ne ea
bada dukh deenaa
tere lakhan ne ea ea
bada dukh deenaa
sudh budh bisraayi
meri neend churaayi
mera mushkil kar diya jeenaa aa
badaa dukh deenaa
tere lakhan ne ea ea
bada dukh deenaa
ho raam ji ee eeea
badaa dukh deenaa

wo deepak hai
main jyoti hoon
wo deepak hai
main jyoti hoon
wo hanstaa hai ea ea
main roti hoon
hmmm mmmm
mmmmm mmmmm
mere pyaar ki qadar
usse hogi magar
mujhe zehar padegaa peena aa aa
badaa dukh deenaa aa
bada dukh deenaa
tere lakhan ne ea
bada dukh deenaa

meri ankhiyaan
mere sapne
meri ankhiyaan an
mere sapne
le gayaa sab kuchh
saathh wo apne ea
hmmm mmmm
mmmmm mmmmm
ye jaan nigodi
jaane kaahe ko chhodi
chhaliye ne sab kuchh chheena aa aa
badaa dukh deenaa aa
bada dukh deenaa
tere lakhan ne ea
bada dukh deenaa

ga ga re sa

ra ga ma pa

ga ma pa

pa ma ga

ga saa

aaa aaaaa
aa aaaaa aaaaa
sun kar meri raam duhaayi
ho oo ooo
sun kar meri raam duhaayi
dekho wo
aayaa harjaayi
aaa aaa aaaa
aaaaa aaaaa
nirmohi ye kaisa
jo main jaanti aisa aa
to main karti pyaar kabhi naa
badaa dukh deenaa
tere lakhan ne ea
bada dukh deenaa aa
badaa dukh deenaa

arrey kis lakhan ki baat karti ho tum

lakhan ne lakhan ne
mere lakhan ne
hmmm mmmm
mmmmm mmmmm
sajan ne sajan ne
mere sajan ne
hmmm mmmm
mmmmm mmmmm
sajno ke sajan ne
mere lakhan ne
hmmm mmmm
mmmmm mmmmm
hmmm mmmm
mmmmm mmmmm
aaaa aaaaaa
aaaaaa aaaaaa
lakhan ne lakhan ne
aaaaa aaaaaa
lakhan ne lakhan ne
aaaaa aaaaaa
lakhan ne lakhan ne
aaaaaa aaaaaa
lakhan ne lakhan ne
aaaaaaa aaaaa
aaaaaaaa


This article is written by Nahm, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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 :

4694 Post No. : 16382

Remembrance Day   —    Laxmikant Shantaram Kudalkar (of Laxmikant-Pyarelal)

Today is the 23rd remembrance day of Laxmikant S. Kudalkar one half of the music composer duo fondly known as L-P.  They were the sole torch bearers by 1988, of the melodious music of the golden era of HFM.   Though RD Burman was still around, but doing very few films.  L-P it seems never took a breather, till the demise of  Laxmikant on 25.05.1998.  I personally don’t know of any instance where Pyarelal composed a film score alone.

Laxmikant–Pyarelal received won 7 awards and 15 nominations for best music direction in the Filmfare awards.

Filmfare Award for Best Music Director– Won

1965 Dosti
1968 Milan
1970 Jeene Ki Raah
1978 Amar Akbar Anthony
1979 Satyam Shivam Sundaram
1980 Sargam
1981 Karz

They have composed close to 3000 songs out of which 896 are posted.  So the tally is so close to 900 mark.   Today is actually Remembrance Day of Sunil Dutt also.  I could have easily found a song by L-P featuring Sunil Dutt to post, but I was reminded of this wonderful group song from ‘Tezaab’ in a video forward in the family group.

Belgaum city has been put under strict lock down for the extended weekend from Friday to Monday.  The video is maybe shot last year showing empty streets, markets and by-lanes of the city.  It was moving very fast, so I failed to recognise much of the blurred views. This song from ‘Tezaab’ 1988 was playing in the background, so I decided to do this song post.  I have always liked the song for the humming in the background, and night journey in the battered vehicle with a broken wind shield.  Chunky Pandey and his friends are singing this song.  While sad looking Madhuri Dixit and Anil Kapoor are trying to enjoy their antics.  Second stanza is filmed on these two with background singing by Alka Yagnik and Shabbir Kumar.  Nitin Mukesh is giving playback to Chunky Pandey.

Peevesie’s Mom would have liked to post this as Chunky Pandey’s song, I suspect.  But I have it as a night song from ‘Tezaab’ by Nitin Mukesh.  That’s how I remembered it and had thought of including it in the ‘Chaandni Raatien’ series.  But since there is no moon visible here, nor it is mentioned in the song, so desisted.

The other day after reading Madhuri’s birthday post on 15th May, I remembered many songs.  Even started one post for a Madhuri song, but could not complete it.  That one is also a hit L-P score.  But for now, that song will have to wait.

For a five-minute song, this is having only 2 stanza’s.  So, I looked for audio version, thinking that it may have an extra stanza.  But there is no extra stanza in the audio version, which is slightly longer with repetition of mukhda.

So, let’s enjoy this hummable, slow, melodious, pensive, meaningful song, written by Javed Akhtar.

And remember Laxmikant Kudalkar, the musician.

Video

Audio

Song – So Gaya Ye Jahaan, So Gaya Aasmaan (Tezaab) (1988), Singer – Nitin Mukesh, Alka Yagnik, Shabbir Kumar, Lyrics – Javed Akhtar, MD – Lakshmikant Pyarelal
Chorus

Lyrics

hmmm mmmmmm
hmmm mmmmmm
hmmm mmmmmm
hmmm mmmmmm

so gaya ye jahaan
so gaya aasmaan
so gaya ye jahaan
so gaya aasmaan
so gayeen een
hain saari manzilien
o saari manzilein
so gayaa hai rastaa
so gaya ye jahaan (hmmmm)
so gaya aasmaan (hmmmm)
so gayeen een (hmmmm)
hain saari manzilien (hmmmm)
o saari manzilein (hmmmm)
so gayaa hai rast aa(hmmmm)
so gaya ye jahaan (hmmmm)
so gaya aasmaan (hmmmm)

raat aayi to wo jin ke ghar thhe
wo ghar ko gaye so gaye
raat aayi to ham jaise
awaara phir nikle
raahon mein aur kho gaye
raat aayi to wo jin ke ghar thhe
wo ghar ko gaye so gaye
raat aayi to ham jaise
awaara phir nikle
raahon mein aur kho gaye
iss gali uss gali
iss nagar uss nagar
jaayen bhi to kahaan
jaana chaahein agar
ho oo so gayeen een (hmmmm)
hain saari manzilien (hmmmm)
o saari manzilein
so gayaa hai rastaa
so gaya ye jahaan
so gaya aasmaan
so gaya ye jahaan
so gaya aasmaan

kuchh meri suno
kuchh apni kaho
ho paas to aise ea
chup na raho o
ham paas bhi hain
aur door bhi hain
azaad bhi hain
majboor bhi hain
kyun pyar ka mausam
beet gayaa
kyun ham se zamaana
jeet gayaa aa
har ghadi mera dil
gham ke ghere mein hai ea
zindagi door tak ab
andhere mein hai
andhere mein hai ea ea
andhere mein hai

ho so gayeen een
hain saari manzilien
o saari manzilein en
so gayaa hai rastaa
so gaya ye jahaan (hmmmm)
so gaya aasmaan (hmmmm)
so gaya ye jahaan (hmmmm)
so gaya aasmaan (hmmmm)

hmmm mmmmmm
hmmm mmmmmm
hmmm mmmmmm
hmmm mmmmmm

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Hindi Script Lyrics
(Provided by Sudhir)
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हम्ममम म्ममममम
हम्ममम म्ममममम
हम्ममम म्ममममम
हम्ममम म्ममममम

सो गया ये जहां
सो गया आसमान
सो गया ये जहां
सो गया आसमान
सो गईं॰॰॰
हैं सारी मंज़िलें
सो गया है रस्ता
सो गया ये जहां (हम्ममम)
सो गया आसमान (हम्ममम)
सो गईं॰॰॰ (हम्ममम)
हैं सारी मंज़िलें (हम्ममम)
ओ सारी मंज़िलें (हम्ममम)
सो गया है रस्ता (हम्ममम)
सो गया ये जहां (हम्ममम)
सो गया आसमान (हम्ममम)

रात आई तो वो जिनके घर थे
वो घर को गए सो गए
रात आई तो हम जैसे
आवारा फिर निकले
राहों में और खो गए
इस गली उस गली
इस नगर उस नगर
जाएँ भी कहाँ
जाना चाहें अगर
हो ओ सो गईं॰॰॰ (हम्ममम)
हैं सारी मंज़िलें (हम्ममम)
ओ सारी मंज़िलें
सो गया है रस्ता
सो गया ये जहां
सो गया आसमान
सो गया ये जहां
सो गया आसमान

कुछ मेरी सुनो
कुछ अपनी कहो
हो पास तो ऐसे॰॰॰
चुप न रहो
हम पास भी हैं
और दूर भी हैं
आज़ाद भी हैं
मजबूर भी हैं
क्यूँ प्यार का मौसम
बीत गया
क्यूँ हमसे ज़माना
जीत गया
हर घड़ी मेरा दिल’
ग़म के घेरे में है
ज़िंदगी दूर तक अब
अंधेरे में है
अंधेरे में है॰॰॰
अंधेरे में है

हो सो गईं॰॰॰
हैं सारी मंज़िलें
ओ सारी मंज़िलें
सो गया है रस्ता
सो गया ये जहां (हम्ममम)
सो गया आसमान (हम्ममम)
सो गया ये जहां (हम्ममम)
सो गया आसमान (हम्ममम)

हम्ममम म्ममममम
हम्ममम म्ममममम
हम्ममम म्ममममम
हम्ममम म्ममममम


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Blog Day :

4683 Post No. : 16365

This post has been a long time in preparation. I was not able to concentrate on this one due to many reasons. The holy month of Ramadan is a factor in this, and also other things.

I will start with a happy news. I am happy to share that the almighty Allah (SWT) has blessed us with a grand daughter earlier this month. So that’s another degree under my belt i.e. of a grandmother. At the time of my daughter’s marriage, a dear friend gave me this idea of having a new degree i.e. of a mother-in-law. I like the concept of gradual increase in degrees, with these important and happy steps in life.

It is not as if the granddaughter has kept me so busy, the pandemic has deprived me of my being a hands-on-grandmother, so far. United Kingdom also put India under the red list w.e.f 23.04.2021, so we are stranded here till things improve and have to get darshan of the new family member on video calls. I had a visa ready when the UK government made the decision on the 20th of April. But with all those high net-worth people from India clamouring to enter UK before the deadline, we had no chance.

Now we reach the serious matter of the pandemic. When the first wave was still on in India in 2020, I heard from the relatives abroad, that no one believes the data coming out of india. I would tell them, there may be some discrepancies in figures, but if there are lines outside the hospitals, morgues, crematoria and graveyardes, like the visuals coming from USA and some European countries, it would be difficult to hide. I would say, mercifully we in India were spared from witnessing such situation, which the experts around the world were predicting for India. And the first wave was spaced out, so the caseload on the medical health infrastructure was by and large managed, which reduced the death toll, for daily, weekly and monthly figures. The medical fraternity and health workers around the world have been grappling with this once a century occurrence, for more than a year now and understandably, are exhausted, fatigued. They include doctors from my family in India and abroad. My sister’s son is a covid warrior currently working in a private hospital in Mumbai. My son also has worked in Covid war rooms established by the BMC in Mumbai.

But the second wave in 2021 has not been so merciful. The virus as we all know does not discriminate, all humans are equally susceptible to it. Only the daily reported death tolls are surpassing the worst case-scenarios predicted by the experts in 2020. Our data compilation abilities being what they are, the situation is grim, very grim especially in the north, Central and Eastern India. The southern states, and Maharashtra have coped well with the second wave. But this is no reason for triumphalism with the situation being what it is in the rest of the country.

All denials, prevarication, perception, need for positivity is besides the point. The costs of human lives being lost is always the highest. This has far surpassed any mass casualty events in the last 2 centuries. All the wars, genocides, the riots, terror attacks pale in comparison to the sheer nos. being affected. It is no exaggeration when it is said, that everyone among us has lost someone dear or knows someone who has. I have lost two near family members and know a few more people who have lost immediate family members.

I also know of some such instances where close members within a community have formed groups of volunteers of medicos and non-medicos, helping the people deal with the problems of sickness, getting medical advice and help, quarantine, and treatment and even final rites of family members if need be. One such group is actively helping people in Belgaum.

This is not the end of the story, as the virus is here to stay and keeps mutating in different ways. Frequent hand washing, social distancing and wearing a medical mask(properly) at all times, are the only ways of disease prevention. The developed countries of the world, with scientific temperament, have already dealt with their second wave, had well planned strategy for the vaccine roll out before the end of 2020. Some of these scientific minds working for the developed countries are of Indian origin, part of the brain drain over the last 50 years. Even then there is no shortage of virologists and epidemiologist in our country.

I have tried to keep abreast of the pandemic related news and happenings around the world also. So I was very happy to learn that the vaccine developed at Oxford University is to be manufactured by SII, Pune. I saw part of an interview that the SII CEO gave to a TV channel in a whatsapp forward in October 2020, where he talked about the manufacturing costs, capacity of the plant and his plans of stockpiling and exporting of the vaccine. I did comment, how this person needs to export vaccine, with the limited capacity of manufacturing the no. of units per month. This, despite the world’s second largest consumer market being at his doorstep. Presumably, he had export orders in hand, so was revealing his plans for export to the world market. He spoke out of assurance about his product and it being in demand the world over. I was able to see all this, and I am not an expert in anything.

Then in January 2021 after the vaccination drive began in India, I read a newspaper article analysing the vaccination process, which said that at the current rate of manufacture and vaccine administering, it will take close to 8 years to vaccinate the whole population. Now with the ramped-up production with the amount advance given by the Govt of India in April 2021, to both the vaccine manufacturers in India, it will still take around three years to vaccinate the 70-75% of indian population, required for herd immunity.

So it does not appear realistic to believe that the indian manufactured vaccines are going to suffice. Foreign vaccines are needed to increase the vaccination speed so that maximum population can be vaccinated in smaller frame of time.

I have also heard it said that we are a huge population. Yes we have a huge population, everyone knows it. If 50-60 % of the population can vote in a 2-3 phase elections all over the country, they can be vaccinated in 4-6 vaccinated in a similar way. It is a matter of priorities. If we prioritise public health, good education and quality of life for all, as the matter of utmost importance, then it is an achievable target. Remember, when we started in 1947, we were short of many things, even food shortages and femines were a regular occurrence. As we became sufficient in food requirements and other essentials basic needs in the late 80’s and 90’s, the focus should have shifted to next essentials such as health facilites and good affordable education. In 2006, while in a personal discussion with a few colleagues, I had elaborated this point in detail as to how the public imagination was hijacked from essential matters, and the country was kept to the level of what it was in the 90’s.

The world at large is worried to see the situation in India. The virus and Pandemic don’t respect borders. India is such a large economy that things going bad in India have repercussions for global economy. As I said in a post last year, where I wrote about the pandemic, it has negative impact on micro economics the world over, not affecting as such on the macro economic level. A part of such micro economic strata is within the indian middle class, of which appx. 10 crore people are said to have gone below poverty line in the last one year.

The month of Ramadan is coming to an end, today. The last 10 days of the month are for asking forgiveness from Allah (swt). The devout and the not so devout the world over have been asking for the mercy of Almighty and asking forgiveness of intentional and not intentional, sins, aberrations, bad conduct and deeds, even as small an act as hurting a soul.

The qawwali I am presenting is a 30 minute, long rendition in the traditional naatiya qawwali format. When I read the news of Farid Sabri of Sabri brothers(Jaipur)’s demise, I thought I would prepare a post of one of his qawwali’s. I tried, but could not find one a truly inspiring one. There is one filmy qawwali by him, which I have plans to post sometime.

Then suddenly the crisis of supply of medical oxygen was the big news, with that came the news that Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is sending 80 MT of liquid oxygen to India to assist in the humanitarian crisis. The social media got flooded with clips of the news and this qawwali’s line in the background:

Har dard ki dawaa hai
Mohammed ke shehar mein

I have always known this qawwali, and it is famous one, but I had never seriously listened to it. When I found the qawwali rendition it was a later recording in a studio rendered by Aslam Sabri. Aslam Sabri seems to have sung songs/qawwali in a few films. I was not able to find any connection between him and the famous Sabri brothers of Pakistan, the first family of qawwal’s or to the Sabri brothers of Jaipur.

The qawwali is an expression of the great love and affection that followers of Islam have for the Prophet (pbuh). His beloved and loved city of Madinah and the Prophet’s masjid i. e. Masjid-e-Nabvi, is the focal point of this qawwali. In the extremities of these emotions, it is perhaps traditional or acceptable to go over the top or exaggerate beyond belief system.

About the two holy cities of Makkah and Madinah, the Harmain sharif, are the most visited sites on the face of this earth. At any given time through the year, these places are visited by 30 to 40 lakh people. The visitors arrive for ‘Umrah’ pilgrimage anytime in the year and ‘Hajj’ in the month of Zil-hajj. For the past 15 months, the govt. of Saudi Arabia, has stopped issuing Visa’s for the pilgrimages. This has caused a huge drop in business for the International Airline industry and hospitality industry. Any person connected with these business’s at the international or global level can verify the facts.

Only local citizens or may be expats are permitting to perform Hajj and Umrah. In the history it is the first time that devotees from other parts of the world could not perform Hajj in 2020. This year hopefully, the authorities will allow fully vaccinated people to perform Hajj 2021, while following the COVID protocol and SOP’s. I have visited the sites twice, but never in the month of Ramadan, which I have heard from those who have, is a special time to spend in Makkah and Madinah. It has been two low keys Ramadan’s now for these holy sites. We have been seeing photos and video’s of how the Harmain Sharif is observing the Covid protocols since last year, with very few people. Even the performing of the Salah(namaz) is with people standing 6 feet apart. The namaz in congregation is usually on the ‘fard’ for 2-5 minutes or longer, 10 minutes or so, if the longer surah is recited. In the Islamic faith, the believers stand shoulder to shoulder in a row. This signifies a basic tenet of Islam, where all humans are equal in eyes of Almighty.

Ek hi saff mein khade ho gaye mehmood-o-ayaz
Na koyi banda raha na koyi banda nawaaz

So said ‘Iqbal’, describing how the powerful and the weak of this world are standing shoulder to shoulder in a row for Salah.

This has been an example of how the religion of Islam adopts to the changing situations. The Hadith i. e. traditions of the Prophet(pbuh) also contain examples of how the protocol prescribed by the physicians at the time of spread of infectious diseases are to be followed at all costs. So that’s what the Harmain Sharif’s management and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, who are the custodians of the two holy Masajid, have done. This is the way followers of Islamic faith have tried to cope with the changed circumstances, the world over.

We in India, will be celebrating ‘Eid ul fitr’ on 14th of May, whereas the world over, in UK and Australia etc., it being observed on 13th of May, in accordance with the sighting of new moon in Saudi Arabia. The muslims of Kerela also follow the Gulf schedule. Now who ever has seen the world map or has a geographical sense of how the sun, moon and earth rotate and know that India lies in between the continent of Australia and Europe. This is because the Ulema’s in the many part of India have been very particular about following of the technicalities relating to the date and month, in the lunar calender. So we started Ramadhan a day later than most other parts of the world, also Eid is a day later.

Eid Mubarak everyone. May Allah (swt) keep all of us safe and healthy, in his hifz o amaan, and may he grant us the sa’adat of witnessing, praying in, and fasting in the next Ramadan.


Song-Har dard ki dawaa hai Muhammad ke shahar mein (Haji Aslam Sabri qawwaali)(2014) Singer-Haji Aslam Sabri, MD-Md Tahir

Lyrics

ae ae ae ae
ae ae ae ae
de re na
ae ae ae
aaaaa aaaaaaa
aaaaaa

jab mera jazb-e-junoon
auj ka zeena hogaa
jab mera jazb-e-junoon
auj ka zeena hogaa
phailne aur simatne ka
qareena hogaa

ya madine mein samaa jaayegi
saari ee ee duniyaa
ya aa aa zamaane mein madinaa hi madinaa hogaa

ya nabi aap ke
jalwon mein wo ra’anaayi hai
ya nabi aap ke
jalwon mein wo ra’anaayi hai
dekhne par bhi meri aankh
tamannaayi hai
haq ta’alaa bhi kareem
aur Muhammad bhi kareem
do kareemon ne gunaahgaar ki banaayi hai

Muhammad ke shehar mein
Muhammad ke shehar mein
Muhammad ke shehar mein
Muhammad ke shehar mein
Muhammad ke shehar mein
kyun aa ke ro rahaa hai
Muhommad ke shehar mein ae ae
kyun aa ke ro rahaa hai
Muhammad ke shehar mein ae ae
kyun aa ke ro rahaa hai
Muhommad ke shehar mein ae
har dard ki dawaa hai dawaa
har dard ki dawaa hai
Muhommad ke shehar mein
har dard ki dawaa hai
Muhammad ke shehar mein
Muhammad ke shehar mein
Muhammad ke shehar mein
Muhammad ke shehar mein

dukh dard-o-alam gham kat-te hain
dukh dard-o-alam gham kat-te hain
dukh dard-o-alam gham kat-te hain
hasnain ke sadqe bant-te hain
Muhommad ke shehar mein
Muhammad ke shehar mein
Muhammad ke shehar mein
Muhammad ke shehar mein
Muhammad ke shehar mein

Kuchh aisi bheed lag jaati hai
Shah-e-deen ke rauze par
Hawaa ko raasta mushkil se miltaa hai
Muhammad ke shehar mein
Muhammad ke shehar mein
Muhammad ke shehar mein
Muhammad ke shehar mein
Muhammad ke shehar mein

aaa aaaa aa aa
ghamon se jab bhi tabeeyat
malool hoti hai
to shaad kaam banaam-e-rasool hoti hai
ho jis duaa mein Muhammad ka waasta shaamil
huzoor-e-haq wo yaqeenan qubool hoti hai ae ae
Muhammad ke shehar mein
Muhammad ke shehar mein
Muhammad ke shehar mein
Muhammad ke shehar mein
Muhammad ke shehar mein

hawaayen bhi adab ke saathh chalti hain
Muhammad ke shehar mein
Muhammad ke shehar mein
Muhammad ke shehar mein
Muhammad ke shehar mein
Muhammad ke shehar mein

haathh mein tasbeen baghal mein musallah
haathh mein tasbeen baghal mein musallah
lab pe jaari Allah Allah
lab pe jaari Allah Allah
kehti hui pahunchi bait-ul-llah
kehti hui pahunchi bait-ul-llah
aur pukaari aye mere Allah
aur pukaari aye mere Allah
tu gadha ko jo nawaaze
to shehenshah bane ae
aur yateemon ko jo chaahe ae ae
to payambar kar de
aye mere Allah

to awaaz aayi
pagli…
mere parde mein wehdat ke siwaa kya hai
ja jo tujhe lena hai le
Muhammad ke shehar mein
Muhammad ke shehar mein
Muhammad ke shehar mein
Muhammad ke shehar mein
Muhammad ke shehar mein

Duaaon ma multaji hoon
yeh chaar misre jo pesh kar raha hoon
ye sun kar mere haq mein bhi duaa karen
ke aisa ho jaaye

mere baare mein kuchh
irshaad kiya jaayegaa aa
mere baare mein kuchh
irshaad kiya jaayegaa aa
dil-e-nashaad ko phir shaad kiya jaayegaa
main ye ummeed lagaaye huye
baithhaa hoon huzoor
ek baar aur mujhe yaad kiya jaayegaa
Muhammad ke shehar mein
Muhammad ke shehar mein
Muhammad ke shehar mein
Muhammad ke shehar mein
Muhammad ke shehar mein

aao gunaahgaaron
chalo sar ke bal chalen aen
aao gunaahgaaron
chalo sar ke bal chalen aen
aao gunaahgaaron
chalo sar ke bal chalen aen
chalo sar ke bal chalen
chalo sar ke bal chalen en
haan chalo sar ke bal chalen en
chalo sar ke bal chalen en
chalo chaloo
sar ke bal chalen
chalo sar ke bal chalen

waja pesh kar raha hoon
samaat farmaayen

wahaan sar jhukaate hain auliyaa
wahaan sar jhukaate hain auliyaa
wahaan sar jhukaate hain auliyaa
wahaan paaon rakhna rawaa nahin
chalo sar ke bal chalen ea
chalo sar ke bal chalen ea
chalo sar ke bal chalen
chalo sar ke bal chalen
chalo sar ke bal chalen
naazaan hai jis pe husn
wo husn-e-rasool hai
yeh kehkashan to
aap ke qadmon ki dhool hai
ae reh rawaan-e-shauq
chalo sar ke bal chalen en
chalo sar ke bal chalen
chalo sar ke bal chalen
chalo sar ke bal chalen
chalo sar ke bal chalen

begaana-e-irfaan ko
haqueeqat ki khabar kya
jo aap se waaqif na ho
wo ehl-e-nazar kya
manzoor-e-nazar kaun huaa
iss ki khabar kyaa
wo fazl pe aa jaaye to phir
a’iyb-o-hunar kya
kaamil ko dar-e-yaar ke sajdon se na roko o
qurbaan jahaan dil ho wahaan qeemat-e-sar kya
chalo sar ke bal chalen en
chalo sar ke bal chalen
chalo sar ke bal chalen
chalo sar ke bal chalen
chalo sar ke bal chalen

aao gunaahgaaron
chalo sar ke bal chalen en
aao gunaahgaaron
chalo sar ke bal chalen en
aao gunaahgaaron
chalo sar ke bal chalen en
tauba ka dar khulaa hai
tauba ka dar khulaa hai
Muhammed ke shehar mein
tauba ka dar khulaa hai
Muhammed ke shehar mein
tauba ka dar khulaa hai
Muhammed ke shehar mein
tauba ka dar khulaa hai
Muhammed ke shehar mein

qadmon ne unn ke khaak ko
kundan banaa diyaa aa
qadmon ne unn ke khaak ko
kundan banaa diyaa aa
qadmon ne unn ke khaak ko
kundan banaa diyaa aa

Allama Iqbal ka nazraana-e-aqeedat
Sarkar ke
qadam-e-mubarak
ki roshni mein

teri nigaah se zarre bhi meher o maah bane
gadaaye besar-o-samaan jahaan panaah bane
huzoor hi ke karam ne mujhe tassalli di
huzoor hi mere gham pe meri panaah bane

zamaana vazdo kunaa ab bhi unn ke tauq mein hai ae

gaar-e-hira se muraad hai
zamaana vazdo kunaa ab bhi unn ke tauq mein hai
jo koh a dasht kabhi teri jalwaagaah bane
wahi maqaam muhobbat ki jalwaagaah bane
jahaan jahaan se wo guzre jahaan jahaan pahunche ae
qadmon ne unn ke khaak ko
kundan banaa diyaa aa
qadmon ne unn ke khaak ko
kundan banaa diyaa aa
qadmon ne unn ke khaak ko
kundan banaa diyaa aa aa
mitti bhi keemiyaa hai
mitti bhi keemiyaa hai
Muhammed ke shehar mein
mitti bhi keemiyaa hai
Muhammed ke shehar mein
mitti bhi keemiyaa hai
Muhammed ke shehar mein
mitti bhi keemiyaa hai
Muhammed ke shehar mein

sadqaa lutaa raha hai
khudaa unn ke naam kaa aa
sadqaa lutaa raha hai
khudaa unn ke naam kaa aa
sadqaa lutaa raha hai
khudaa unn ke naam kaa aa
sonaa nikal rahaa hai
sonaa nikal rahaa hai
Muhammed ke shehar mein
sonaa nikal rahaa hai
Muhammed ke shehar mein
sonaa nikal rahaa hai
Muhammed ke shehar mein
sonaa nikal rahaa hai
Muhammed ke shehar mein

sab to jhuke hain
khaana-e-kaabaa ke saamne ae ae
sab to jhuke hain
khaana-e-kaabaa ke saamne ae ae
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa

(maulana ahmed razzak allah barelvi rahmatullah ….ka nazraana e aqeedat
aur sufi bismil baba ?? hilaali ka nazraana e aqeedat jam kar raha hoon is misre par samaat farmaayen )

haajiyon aao shehnshaah ka rauza dekho
kaaba to dekh chuke kaabe ka kaabaa dekho oo
madinaa woh hai ke kaabaa bhi sajdaa kartaa hai ae
kaabaa khud taibaa ki jaanib jhuktaa lagta hai ae
kaabe ka kaaba sarkar ka rauza lagtaa hai ae
phool gulaab ka aap ke chehre jaisa lagta hai ae
aur chamaktaa chaand nabi ka talwa lagtaa hai ae
sab to jhuke hain
khaana-e-kaabaa ke saamne ae
sab to jhuke hain
khaana-e-kaabaa ke saamne ae
sab to jhuke hain
khaana-e-kaabaa ke saamne ae
kaabaa jhukaa huaa hai
kaaba jhukaa huaa hai
muhammed ke shehar mein
kaaba jhukaa huaa hai
muhammed ke shehar mein
kaaba jhukaa huaa hai
muhammed ke shehar mein
kaaba jhukaa huaa hai
muhammed ke shehar mein

aaaa aaaa
aaaa aaaa
aaaa aaaa
aaaa aaaa

saaya nahi hai gumbad-e-khizra ka aaj bhi ee
saaya nahi hai gumbad-e-khizra ka aaj bhi
aa aa aa aa aa
saaya nahi hai gumbad-e-khizra ka aaj bhi ee ee

samaeen-e-ikram
Aslam sabri
ba-chashm-e-khud
dekh chuka hai

saaya nahi hai gumbad-e-khizra ka aaj bhi ee ee
khinchaa kuchh
is niraali shaan se
naqsha Muhammad ka aa
ke naqqash-e-azal bhi hogayaa
shaidaa Muhammed kaa
koyi kya dekhtaa aks-e-qad-e-baala
Muhammed ka
Saraapa noor wo qaamat-e-zebaa
Muhammed ka
Isi ba’ayis nazar aata na thha
Saaya Muhammed ka aa
saaya nahin hai gumbad-e-khizra ka aaj bhi ee ee
saaya nahin hai gumbad-e-khizra ka aaj bhi ee ee

main tujhe a’alam-e-ashya’a mein bhi paa leta hoon
log kehte hain ke hai a’alam-e-baalaa teraa
ek baar aur bhi hazrat ne falasteen diyaa
raasta dekhti hai masjid-e-aqsaa teraa
poore qad se main khadaa hoon ye karam hai teraa
mujh ko jhukne nahin detaa hai sahaara teraa
log kehte hain ke saaya tere paikar ka na thha
main to kehtaa hoon jahaan bhar pe hai saaya teraa
yehaan tak shauq-e-deedar-e-nabi thha haq taalaa ko o
toone bhejaa yehan waan rakh liyaa saaya

saaya nahin hai gumbad-e-khizra ka aaj bhi ee
saaya nahi hai gumbad-e-khizra ka aaj bhi
saaya nahi hai gumbad-e-khizra ka aaj bhi ee
zindaa ye ma’ujzaa
ma’ujzaa
zindaa ye ma’ujzaa hai
Muhammed ke Shehar mein ae
zindaa ye ma’ujzaa hai
Muhammed ke Shehar mein
zindaa ye ma’ujzaa hai
Muhammed ke Shehar mein
zindaa ye ma’ujzaa hai
Muhammed ke Shehar mein

Dhoondha khuda ko dhoondhne
waalon ne har jagah
Dhoondha khuda ko dhoondhne
Waalon ne har jagah
Dhoondha khuda ko dhoondhne
waalon ne har jagah
lekin khudaa milaa hai milaa
lekin khuda milaa hai
Muhammed ke Shehar mein
lekin khudaa milaa hai
Muhammed ke Shehar mein
lekin khudaa milaa hai
Muhammed ke Shehar mein
lekin khudaa milaa hai
Muhammed ke Shehar mein

(hazraat
kuchh nayaa ashaar pesh kar raha hoon)

Khudaa azal se huaa aisa mubtala’a-e-rasool
Ke kaayenaat ko paida kiya baraa-e-rasool
Dilon ko bhaa gayi kuchh iss tarah adaa-e-rasool
Ke jaan-o-dil se sahaba huye fida-e-rasool
Dil-o-nigaah ki duniyaa pe aise chhaaye rasool
ke kaiynaat ki har shai mein jagmagaaye rasool
Agar huzoor na hote to kuchh nahin hotaa
Ye kaiynaat banaayi gayi baraa-e-rasool
Maloon jabeen pe basaaun main apni aankhon mein
Mile naseeb se mujh ko jo khaak-e-paa-e-rasool
Muhammed ke Shehar mein
Muhammed ke Shehar mein
Muhammed ke Shehar mein
Muhammed ke Shehar mein

(hazraat
sufi bismil baba ka ye nazraana jo aapne
peshtar suna
ye nazraana bhi unhin ne pesh kiya hai
Aslam Sabri ki aawaaz mein khuloosh(??) se sunen)

Baab-e-asar khula hai Mohammed ke Shehar mein
Maqbool har duaa hai Mohammed ke shehar mein
Khushiyon ka dar khula hai Mohammed ke Shehar mein
Kyun ghamzada khada hai Mohammed ke Shehar mein

dhokha fareb
ye sher tavajjuh(??) ka aamil hai
jo log baargaahe risaalat mein haaziri ka ?? haasil kar chuke hain
wo gawaah hain
jo pesh kar rahaa hoon ??
Dhoka fareb jhoot dagha aur kalaam-e-bad
koyi na jaanta hai Mohammed ke Shehar mein

behre salaam aate hain har dam malaaye kaa (??)
behre salaam aate hain har dam malaaye kaa (??)
behre salaam aate hain har dam malaaye kaa (??)
Jaari yeh silsilaa hai
Jaari yeh silsilaa hai Mohammed ke Shehar mein
Jaari yeh silsilaa hai Mohammed ke Shehar mein
Jaari yeh silsilaa hai Mohammed ke Shehar mein
Jaari yeh silsilaa hai Mohammed ke Shehar mein

(samaat farmaayen
kuchh naye ashaar pesh kar rahaa hoon)

Har subaha khushnumaa hai Mohammed ke Shehar mein
Har shaam dilrubaa hai Mohammed ke Shehar mein
Dil ka sukoon
rooh ki taskeen
nazar ka noor,
Bikhra hua pada hai Mohammed ke Shehar mein

(ye sher bahut pasand hai mujhe)

Allah re yeh masjid-e-nabwi ki raunaqen
Allah re yeh masjid-e-nabwi ki raunaqen
Jannat ka dar khula hai Mohammed ke Shehar mein
Har zakhm ke liye yehaan marham hai dastiyaab
Har zakhm ke liye yehaan marham hai dastiyaab
Har dard ki dawaa hai Mohammed ke Shehar mein
balke yoon kahoon ki
Har zakhm ke liye yehan marham hai dastiyaab
Har dard khud dawaa hai Mohammed ke Shehar mein
Iss sar zameen ke khaar bhi phoolon se kam nahin
Kaanta bhi gulnuma hai Mohammed ke Shehar mein
Duniya mein uss ne dekh li jannat ba-chashm-e-khud
Jo reh ke aa gayaa hai Mohammed ke Shehar mein

(agla sher sunen)

Shehar-e-nabi ki hadd ka ta’ayyun mahaal hai ae
Shehar-e-nabi ki hadd ka ta’ayyun mahaal hai ae
Shehar-e-nabi ki hadd ka ta’ayyun mahaal hai ae
A’alam basaa huaa hai
A’alam basaa huaa hai Mohammed ke Shehar mein
A’alam basaa huaa hai Mohammed ke Shehar mein
A’alam basaa huaa hai Mohammed ke Shehar mein
A’alam basaa huaa hai Mohammed ke Shehar mein

Be-parda sab ke saamne chamka khudaa ka noor
Abu jehl phir bhi dekh na paaya khudaa ka noor
Arsh-e-bareen se kam nahin taiba ki sar zameen
Khud jis ki god mein khud simat aaya khudaa ka noor
Taarif kya bayaan ho jamaal-e-rasool ki
Shakl-e-bashar mein wo hain saraapa khudaa ka noor

Ae raaz tu to hind mein maujood hai magar
Deen aa ke padh rahaa hai Mohammed ke shehar mein
Main kya kahoon ke kya hai Mohammed ke Shehar mein
Be-pardaa khud khudaa hai Mohammed ke Shehar mein

Aslam wo din bhi aaye ke sab log yeh kahen ea
Bismil bhi jaa rahaa hai Mohammed ke Shehar mein
Bismil bhi jaa rahaa hai Mohammed ke Shehar mein
Bismil bhi jaa rahaa hai Mohammed ke Shehar mein
Aaaa aaaaaa
Bismil bhi jaa rahaa hai Mohammed ke Shehar mein
Aaaa aaaaaa
Bismil bhi jaa rahaa hai Mohammed ke Shehar mein
Aaaa aaaaaa
Bismil bhi jaa rahaa hai Mohammed ke Shehar mein
Aaaa aaaaaa
ni sa sa re sa
sa ni sa sa re sa
ni sa sa re sa
sa ni sa sa re sa
Aaaa aaaaaa
ni sa sa re sa
sa ni sa sa re sa
aa aa aa aani sa sa re sa
sa ni sa sa re sa
Bismil bhi jaa rahaa hai Mohammed ke Shehar mein
Bismil bhi jaa rahaa hai Mohammed ke Shehar mein
ni sa re ma pa ni
Bismil bhi jaa rahaa hai Mohammed ke Shehar mein
pa ma pa ma re ma
Bismil bhi jaa rahaa hai Mohammed ke Shehar mein
sa re ni sa pa ni pa
Bismil bhi jaa rahaa hai Mohammed ke Shehar mein
re sa
Bismil bhi jaa rahaa hai Mohammed ke Shehar mein
Bismil bhi jaa rahaa hai Mohammed ke Shehar mein
yaa habeeb
Bismil bhi jaa rahaa hai Mohammed ke Shehar mein
ya mustafa
Bismil bhi jaa rahaa hai Mohammed ke Shehar mein
ya mustafa


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 :

4654 Post No. : 16320

Geeta Dutt – Solos and Duets (05)
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Geeta Dutt – Solos and Duets (05)
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Among the first few songs, I had selected for posting in this series, is this group song, with folksy tune.  The film is ‘Chaalbaaz’ (1958), the music is composed by Chitragupt and lyricist is Prem Dhawan.  The title of the film evokes memories of late Sridevi and her double role and the comic act in the film of same title in the year 1989.

The song is a brief one for a group song and the lyrics are very colorful, and not just because of the color-coding.  Reminds me of a famous song, a truet of Lata-Rafi-Mukesh, with choruses and Rafi Sahab’s alaaps – “Ramaiyyaa Vastavaiyya“. This is a famous song, and we know all about this one.

Present song is not so famous one, but for all I know it might have been a hit and popular one in 1958.  Singers are Geeta Dutt, Mohammed Rafi and Usha Mangeshkar.   I found it last year on YouTube and saved it for this series, as it sounded folksy and peppy, with the clap sounds enhancing the enjoyment.  Apart from ‘Qawwalis’ and the ‘Tappa’ genre, the folk forms use the clap as a rhythmic addition in the song, which must be enjoyable for those not actually singing or playing music instrument, as they can also participate.  Hindi film songs are a dime a dozen for using ‘claps’ in songs.

A few such songs (non-Qawwali) which come to mind :

Laara Lappa Laara Lappa Laai Rakhda” – from ‘Ek Thi Ladki’ (1949)
Na munh Chhupa Ke Jiyo” – from ‘Hamraaz’ (1967)
Is Duniya Mein Jeena Hai To Sun Lo Meri Baat” – from ‘Gumnaam’ (1965)
Ye Chaand Sa Roshan Chehra” – from ‘Kashmir KI Kali’ (1964)
Suno Jaana Suno Jaana Mere Pehlu Se Mat Jaana” – from ‘Hum Sab Ustad Hain” (1965)

Also there are many ‘garba’ songs which have women dancing with accompanying hand claps.

I have found a pdf file containing list of all Hindi film songs by Geeta Dutt.  But I don’t know a way of sorting data, if it is possible in pdf file.  I will try to get it converted in excel, that will make it easy to sort data.  For example, we can know how many songs Geeta Dutt sang for Chitragupt in her career.

Atulji is doing a great job of collating information of all Lata mangeshkar’s songs year wise  viz-a-viz songs posted in the blog.   I can see that a similar collation of data is possible with a list of all songs of Geeta Dutt, with the help of this pdf file.

Okay, I found a way.  I searched and found 94 times Chitragupt’s name in the pdf list of Geeta Dutt’s songs.  So here goes the stats:

Sr. no. Name of singer/s Total songs with Chitragupt Songs posted in the blog
1 Geeta Dutt 94 48
2 Geeta Dutt-Rafi 28* 19
3 Geeta-Rafi-Usha Mangeshkar 2 1

*Includes 4 truets, two with Usha Mangeshkar and two with S Balbir.

Done with the stats, so let us move to the song, of which only audio is available.

Song – Hamen Maar Gayi Re Tirchhi Najariyaa Tori (Chaalbaaz) (1958), Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Geeta Dutt, Usha Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Prem Dhawan, MD – Chitragupt
Male Chorus
Female Chorus

Lyrics

tinak tinak dhin
dhinak dhinak dhin
tinak dhinak
taat daat dhin tinak
taat dhin
taat tiba bap
bap brrrrrrrrrrr…

ho ooo oooo
ho ooooo
hoy ye……
ambuwa ki daal pe jhoole pade
arey saawan mein tere sang naina lade
hamen maar gayi re
tirchhi najar tori maar gayi ee eee
hamen maar gayi re ea
tirchhi najar tori maar gayi

kaisi ghadi haay naina lade
dil ko hazaar dukh sehne pade
main to haar gayi re
tose sajan main to haar gayi
ae ji haar gayi re ea
tose sajan main to haar gayi

aisi najar se saiyyan ne dekhaa
nanha sa jiya mora dol gaya
ha aaa aaaaaa
ho ooooo
aaaa aaaa
ho oooo
aisi najar se saiyyan ne dekhaa
nanha sa jiya mora dol gaya
dheere se aa ke
ghoonghat utha ke
nainon ki boli koi bol gayaa
haaye
dekhi sooratiya to reh gaye khade
poonam ki raat jaise chandaa chadhe
hamen maar gayi re
tirchhi najar tori maar gayi haan aan
hamen maar gayi re
tirchhi najar tori maar gayi

dhokha hai pyaar jaane saara zamaana
phir bhi kise na yahaan pyaar huaa
ha oooo oooo
ooo oooo
dhoka hai pyaar jaane saara zamaana
phir bhi kise na yahaan pyaar huaa
kis ka kalejaa hai bolo jahaan se
nazron ka teer nahin paar huaa
haaye
baitthe hain haath haaye
dil pe dhare
aage teri marzi hai jo bhi kare
hamen maar gayi re
tirchhi nazar tori maar gayi
ae ji haar gayi re
tose sajan main to haar gayi
ooo ooooo ooo
ooooooo
ae ji to haar gayi re
ooooooo
tose sajan main to haar gayi
oooo ooooooo
ae ji haar gayi re
ooooooo
tose sajan main to haar gayi
ae ji haar gayi re
tose sajan main to haar gayi

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Hindi Script Lyrics
(Provided by Sudhir)
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तिनक तिनक धिन
धिनक धिनक धिन
तिनक धिनक
तात धिन
तात तिबा
बप बर्रर्रर्रर्रर्र॰ ॰ ॰

हो ओ ओ ओ ओ
हो ओ ओ
होय

अम्बुवा की दाल पे झूले पड़े
अरे सावन में तेरे संग नैना लड़े
हमें मार गई रे
तिरछी नजर तोरी मार गई॰॰ई॰॰ई
हमें मार गई रे
तिरछी नजर तोरी मार गई

कैसी घड़ी हाय नैना लड़े
दिल को हज़ार दुख सहने पड़े
मैं तो हार गई रे
तोसे साजन मैं तो हार गई रे
ए जी हार गई रे
तोसे साजन मैं तो हार गई रे

ऐसी नजर से सैंयां ने देखा
नन्हा सा जिया मोरा डोल गया
हा आ आ
हो ओ
आ आ
हो ओ
ऐसी नजर से सैंयां ने देखा
नन्हा सा जिया मोरा डोल गया
धीरे से आ के
घूँघट उठा के
नैनों की बोली कोई बो गया
हाए
देखि सुरतिया तो रह गए खड़े
पूनम की रात जैसे चंदा चढ़े
हमें मार गई रे
तिरछी नजर तोरी मार गई हाँ हाँ
हमें मार गई रे
तिरछी नजर तोरी मार गई

धोखा है प्यार जाने सारा ज़माना
फिर भी किसे ना यहाँ प्यार हुआ
हा ओ ओ
ओ ओ
धोखा है प्यार जाने सारा ज़माना
फिर भी किसे ना यहाँ प्यार हुआ
किसका कलेजा है बोलो जहां से
नज़रों का तीर नहीं पार हुआ
हाए
बैठे हैं हाथ हाय दिल पे धरे
आगे तेरी मर्ज़ी है जो भी करे
हमें मार गई रे
तिरछी नजर तोरी मार गई रे
ए जी हार गई रे
तोसे सजन मैं तो हार गई रे
ओ ओ ओ

ए जी हार गई रे

तोसे सजन मैं तो हार गई रे

ए जी हार गई रे

तोसे सजन मैं तो हार गई रे
ए जी हार गई रे
तोसे सजन मैं तो हार गई रे


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 :

4647 Post No. : 16310

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Rafi Sahab’s Legendary Associations – 4
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Chaudhvin ka chaand ho
Ya aaftaab ho….
Jo bhi ho tum khudaa ki qasam
Lajawaab ho…oo….ooo

This time it is the turn of Music director who is known as the creator of iconic songs, popularly known as Ravi. His association with Rafi sahab begins in 1956-57 with the first film “Ek Saal” with 2 solo songs written by Prem Dhawan. Many of these iconic songs composed by Ravi were sung by Rafi sahab in this long association which ended only with the demise of Rafi Sahab in 1980. I counted 251 songs composed by Ravi in the excel sheet of Rafi sahab songs. Around 200 of these songs are upto late 60’s. In the 70’s Rafi sahab’s output has as it is decreased so it is not surprising that the 70’s decade there are less than 50 songs by the team of Mohammed Rafi-Ravi, with various lyricists.

Starting from 1957, there are around 50 songs upto 1960. So the 60’s decade is the most productive one with around 150 songs. This, despite Ravi being at the peak of his career working extensively with the B.R. Chopra camp. There are clear indications that Ravi preferred to have Rafi sahab sing his songs whenever he was working outside the BR camp, when he had Mahendra Kapoor sing most of his songs.

The very summit of this association is the legendary solo of Chaudhvin ka chaand(1960). The film has 5 Rafi solo numbers, all of them popular songs, all the places that I saw. But the excel sheet is listing one additional song with the words “yehan ke dost ba-wafa”, so there is a possibility of a small snippet of rendition of some poetry maybe lying hidden in the movie. The story really does take off from here with 7 songs in ‘Tu nahin aur Sahi’ (1960). Then comes the sonorous Husn waale tera jawaab nahin in Gharana (1961). With 6 songs in “China Town” 1962, Rafi has become the only male singer for Ravi in all ‘AA’ and ‘AB’ grade movies which had ‘AAA’ grade music. Rafi sahab went on to croon these outstanding solos/duet for Sunil Dutt in the film “Aaj aur kal” (1963) composed by Ravi:

mujhe gale se lagaa lo bahut udaas hoon main
Ye aadiyaan ye fizaayen bulaa rahi hain tumhen
itni haseen itni jaaan raat kya karen

In 1963 Ravi had Rafi sahab sing 5 songs each in Bharosa, Pyar ka Bandhan and Grihasti, on Mehmood, Guru Dutt, Raj Kumar Johnny Walker and Manoj Kumar. It is most likely that there were no other male playback singers in the credits of these movies too. This is apart from the 7 songs including 4 solos in ‘Pyar Kiya to Darna kya” for Aagha and Shammi Kapoor. 1963 also saw the song Sau baar janam lenge in the film “Ustadon ke Ustaad”.

Here is a list of 4 of the popular and unique, of the 7 Rafi songs in the film “Door ki Aawaaz”:

Song Singers
Ham bhi agar bachche hote Mohd Rafi, Manna Dey, Asha Bhonsle
Husn se chaand bhi sharmaayaa hai Mohd Rafi
Kyaa yoonhi rooth ke jaane ko muhabbat ki thhi Mohd Rafi
Muqaddar aazmaanaa chaahtaa hoon Mohd Rafi

Shakeel Badayuni seems to have formed a newer equation with Ravi post “Chaudhvi ka Chaand” going by the no. of films I am finding in the Rafi list where they worked together.

Rafi-Ravi combination moved on to Shehnai in 1964 with 4 solos and 1 duet, in a Rafi-Asha score, with one melodious solo for Asha Is tarah todaa mera dil .

“Khandaan” 1965 again was again an all-Rafi score with 6 songs, 7th being the iconic Lata solo Tumhi mere mandir tumhi meri poojaa tumhi devtaa ho .

I simply must list the iconic solos by Rafi sahab in Do Badan(1966):

Song Singers
Bhari duniyaa mein aakhir dil ko samjhaane kahaan jaayen Mohd Rafi
Is Jahan Se (Verse) Mohd Rafi
Naseeb mein jiske jo likhaa thaa Mohd Rafi
Rahaa gardishon mein hardam Mohd Rafi

There is a bonus in this film also with additional verse “is jahan se’, we can look forward to finding and enjoying.

In 1967, there were ‘Meherbaan’ and “Nai Roshni” followed with “Do Kaliyan” and ‘Neel Kamal’ in 1968. Do I really need to list the songs of ‘Neel Kamal”? I dont think so. “Neel Kamal” atleast had a Manna Dey song on Mehmood Khaali dabba khaali bottle lele mere yaar .

This is 1969 and Ek phool do mali:

Song Singers
Aulaad waalon phoolo phalo Mohd Rafi, Asha Bhonsle
Chal chal re naujawaan-parody song Mohd Rafi, Asha Bhonsle
O nanhe se farishte Mohd Rafi
Ye parda hata do Mohd Rafi, Asha Bhonsle

They reach early 70’s to create these two meaningful songs:

Song Movie (year) Singers MD Lyricist
Mujhe ishq hai tujhi se meri jaan e zindagaani Ummeed(1971) Mohd Rafi Ravi Shakeel Badayuni
Mere Dost Tujhe Tera Meet Mubarak Dhadkan(1972) Mohd Rafi Ravi Ravi & Ali

We must go back to the early years of Rafi-Ravi association to reach “Mehendi’ 1958. This is a recital by Rafi sahab of a poetry titled ‘Baazaar-e-husn’ by Kaamil Rashid. Ajit is reciting this nazm in the movie on a Kotha, presumably of Umrao Jaan. This movie Mahendi 1958 was based on a novel “Umrao Jaan Ada” (1904) authored by Mirza Hadi Ruswa. The other two movies named “Umrao Jaan’ were based on the same novel. This is an affirmation of the feeling I had, that it must be based on a novel, while watching ‘Umrao Jaan’ 1981.

This recital is another great rendition, without music, reminding me of the rendition of Unhen qissa e gham jo likhne ko baithhe in ‘Naya Qanoon’(1965) and Kya gham jo andheri hain raaten in ‘Barsaat ki raat’ (1960).

In the movie, this recital happens, then the reply by ‘Umrao Jaan’ in Lata Mangehskar’s voice is posted here bhari mehfil hai ye afsaana nahin. The recital on screen is by an actor named Jayshree, whose identity is not clear. I have seen the posted songs of the film to find if this is the veteran Marathi film actress Jayshree Gadkar. The film’s poster by SaReGaMa has Jayshree Gadkar on it. She has been seen in a few hindi films in later years like “Bahaaron ke Sapne’1967. But there is a question mark if it is the same actor in Mehendi(1958). The cast of the film is Jayashree, Ajit, Veena, Kumar, Baalam, Mirza Musharraf, Lalita Pawar, Baby Devika, Adib, Ismail, Prakash, Jago, Maqbool, Krishnakant, Munshi Munakka, Hamid – I, Dinanath, Anwari Bai, Qaisarbai, & Mumtaz Begum.

These four songs of the film are posted in the blog:

Song Date of posting
Apne kiye pe koyi pashemaan ho gayaa 21 december 2009
Bedard zamaana tera dushman hai 26 december 2009
Pyaar ki duniya lutegi hamen maaloom na thhaa 11 may 2012
Bhari mehfil hai ye afsaana nahin 22 may 2012

I had come accross long-time back and all these years I was under the impression that there is this song by Rafi, a recital filmed on Ajit, and it is already posted. Then last month I found this song and saved the link for having it in this series, as it was not posted. For last two weeks, I have not worked on any posts, but it was there on the back of the mind, that some of these wonderful songs are saved in my drafts and I need to get on with it. Finally, yesterday I opened the laptop, with this very song on the mind, and lo, there it was in one of the comments that the recital is not posted.
The question/grievance/complaint is here now, the answer to it was here already.
Editor’s note:-This song is the 500th song from movies of 1958 to appear in the blog.
Video :

Audio version:

Song-Wo aaj apni mehfil mein aaye huye hain (Mehndi)(1958) Singer-Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics-Kamil Rashid, MD-Ravi

Lyrics

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Audio version:
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Wo aaj apni mehfil mein
aaye huye hain
wo aaj apni mehfil mein
aaye huye hain en
jo kothhon ki raunaq
badhaaye huye hain
jo kothhon ki raunaq
badhaaye huye hain

jo dukaan apni ee
sajaaye huyehain ean
gali aur kooche
basaaye huee hain en
wo aaj apni mehfil mein
aaye huye hain

woh ghunghroo ki paayal ki jhankaar le kar
kuchh inkaar le kar
kuchh iqraar le kar
woh ghunghroo ki paayal ki jhankaar le kar
kuchh inkaar le kar
kuchh iqraar le kar
zara saudebaazi ki
takraar le kar
nigaahon mein bijli
chhupaaye huye hain
wo aaj apni mehfil mein aaye huye hain

hai apnaa banaane ke andaaz saare
ye gesu ye chitwan
adaayen ishaare
hai apnaa banaane ke andaaz saare
ye gesu ye chitwan
adaayen ishaare
milaa jo bhi uss se
kaha hain tumhaare
arey yeh dhokaa hai jo
ham bhi khaaye huye hain
wo aaj apni mehfil mein aaye huye hain

ye kothhon ki mallika
yeh koochon ki raani
ye bazaar ke manchalon ki jawaani
ye kothhon ki mallika
yeh koochon ki raani
ye bazaar ke manchalon ki jawaani
yeh aashiq mizaajon ki
rangeen kahaani
arey sitam saari duniya pe
dhaaye huye hain
wo aaj apni mehfil mein aaye huye hain

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Video version:
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wo aaj apni mehfil mein
aaye huye hain
wo aaj apni mehfil mein
aaye huye hain aen
Jo kothhon ki raunaq
badhaaye huye hain
jo kothhon ki raunaq
wah wah wah wah wah wah
badhaaye huye hain

jo dukaan apni ee
sajaaye huye hain aen
gali aur kooche
basaaye huye hain aen
aay haay
wo aaj apni mehfil mein
aaye huye hain
arey gali aur kooche basaaye huye hain
wallah kya keh diya ….
wah wah wah

woh ghunghroo ki paayal ki jhankaar le kar
kuchh inkaar le kar
kuchh iqraar le kar
zara saudebaazi ki takraar le kar
nigaahon mein bijli
chhupaaye huye hain
aay haay
wah wah wah

wo aaj apni mehfil mein aaye huye hain
wah wah wah

hai apnaa banaane ke andaaz saare
ye gesu ye chitwan
adaayen ishaare
aa haa haa haa
adaayen ishaare

milaa jo bhi uss se
kaha hain tumhaare
arey yeh dhokaa hai jo
ham bhi khaaye huye hain
wah wah wah
wo aaj apni mehfil mein aaye huye hain
wah wah wah

ye kothhon ki mallika
yeh koochon ki raani
ye bazaar ki manchalon ki jawaani
ye bazaar ki manchalon ki jawaani
aaye haaye

ye kothhon ki mallika
yeh koochon ki raani
ye bazaar ki manchalon ki jawaani
yeh aashiq mizaajon ki
rangeen kahaani
arey sitam saari duniya pe
dhaaye huye hain
wo aaj apni mehfil mein aaye huye hain
wah wah wah
wah wah wah


This article is written by Nahm, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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 :

4629 Post No. : 16282

Rafi Sahab’s Legendary Associations – 3
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Sar jo tera chakraaye, Ya dil dooba jaaye
Aa jaa pyaare paas hamaare, Kaahe ghabraaye
Kaahe ghabraaye. . .

Ae dil hai mushkil jeena yahaan
Zara hatt ke zara bach ke
Yeh hai bombay meri jaan. . .

Jaane kahan mera jigar gaya ji
Abhi abhi yahi thha kidhar gayaa ji. . .

Gareeb jaan ke hum ko na tum mita dena
Tumhin ne dard diya hai tumhi dawaa denaa

Just to list a few of the famous Rafi solos and duets for Johny Walker.

This series is about collaborations and team work by Rafi Sahab for various artists, mainly with composers, singers and lyricists.  But since the song I stumbled upon is too good, atypical rendition by Rafi Sahab for Johnny Walker, as we know the veteran comic actor.  So I have included this in the series.

In the list of Rafi Sahab’s songs I counted around 125 songs of Johnny Walker.   This blog already has 136 songs listed as filmed on Johnny Walker songs. The readers can view the list here.

Some of these are by other singers like Mannadey or Mahendra Kapoor etc., but they should be very few, so what I have found is possibly one of the very few around 5-10 Rafi songs actually sung on screen by Johnny Walker remaining to be posted.

‘Ghulam Begum Baadshah’ is a 1956 film produced under the banner of Niagra Films, Bombay and is directed by Jugal Kishore. The star cast of the film is listed as Sheela Ramani, Daljeet, Wazir Muhammad Khan, Altaf, Nishi, Sadiq, Paras, Khairati, Malika, R Nath, Jogendra, Preetam, Dilip Bamblaheri, Wajid Ali, Bhanesh Kumar, Shivji Bhai, Chand, Kamaldeep, Rajpuri, Prakash, and Johnny Walker

The film has six songs written by four lyricists – Indeewar, Roopbani, Shyam Hindi and Shaukat Pardesi. This song is written by Roopbani. The film’s music is composed by Sudipta Bhattacharya. Four out of six songs of this film are posted in the blog :

Aaj Hai Mujhko Khushi Jhoomti Hai Zindagi
Dil Hai Ye Tera Dil Tu Liye Jaa
Dil Se Mere Dil Mila
Jannat Ki Hoor Hoon Dil Ka Suroor Hoon

The tally of the lyricist and the music director in our blog, as per the stats page is as follows:

Sudipta Bhattacharya 6
Roopbani 19

Going by the above Sudipta Bhattacharya, was not a one film wonder and he has composed the music for at least two Hindi films or may be some non-film songs.  This is a rare qawwali by a Bengali music director, discounting the excellent filmy qawwaliyan composed by RD Burman.

Such is the beauty of 50’s Rafi songs, and this song has the added attraction is being specifically sung for Johnny Walker.  As a composition also I must say it is top-notch.  It could have been the run of the mill, funny, chhed-chhad qawwali, but it is not so.  The sense of timing of Johnny Walker and Rafi sahab’s spirited enjoyment of performing and singing is a highlight.

One can imagine the amount of time and hard work in the creation of this and the many  rehearsals etc that must have been gone into creating this song.

The more times I see and hear this song, I am sure whoever is reading the post is going to see this song multiple times.  Truly, it is so perfectly synchronised, composed, written, sung, performed and edited song.

Song – Thoda Sa Hum Ko Sharbat e Deedar Chahiye (Ghulam Begum Baadshah) (1956) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics – Roopbani, MD – Sudipta Bhattacharya
Unidentified Male Voice
Chorus

Lyrics 

aa aaa aaaa

bahot jal kar
muhobbat mein mera dil. . .
aaj bolaa hai..ae..ae
qayamat hai tu
arey bijli hai tu
sholaa hai..ae..ae
tthoda sa hum ko sharbat-e-deedar chaahiye
tthoda sa hum ko sharbat-e-deedar chaahiye
tthoda sa hum ko sharbat-e-deedar chaahiye ea
tthoda sa hum ko sharbat-e-deedar chaahiye
pi pi ke jise jhoomen hum ko pyaar chaahiye haan
pi pi ke jise jhoomen hum ko pyaar chaahiye
tthoda sa hum ko sharbat-e-deedar chaahiye

ha ha aa

aa aa aaaa
daulat na chahiye mujhe
na maal chaahiye
aaa aaaaaa
aaaaa aaaaaaaaaa
arey roti na chahiye mujhe
na daal chahiye..ae..ae
phir kya chahiye
arey jo haathh mein hai tere
wo rumaal chahiye
samjhe na
jo haath mein hai tere
wo rumaal chahiye
jo haath mein hai tere
wo rumaal chahiye ea
jo haath mein hai tere
wo rumaal chahiye
aashiq hain hum ko
ishq ka aazaar chahiye
aashiq hain hum ko
ishq ka aazaar chahiye
arey
tthoda sa hum ko sharbat-e-deedar chaahiye..ae

ha aa

haaan aaaan
qaatil hai tu agar
to main qaatil ka
ba ba ba
baap hoon
baap hoon
naagin hai tu agar
to main zehreela saa..aanp hoon
to phir kya ho. . .
sab kuchh hoon tere ishq mein
khaana kharaab hoon
sab kuchh hoon tere ishq mein
khaana kharaab hoon
sab kuchh hoon tere ishq mein
khaana kharaab hoon
sab kuchh hoon tere ishq mein
khaana kharaab hoon
ik tere jaisa hum ko bhi dildaar chahiye
ik tere jaisa hum ko bhi dildaar chahiye

tthoda sa hum ko sharbat-e-deedar chaahiye
tthoda sa hum ko sharbat-e-deedar chaahiye

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Hindi Script Lyrics
(Provided by Sudhir)
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आ आs आsss

बहोत जल कर
मुहब्बत में मेरा दिल॰॰॰
आज बोला है॰॰ए॰॰ए
क़यामत है तू
अरे बिजली है तू
शोला है॰॰ए॰॰ए

थोड़ा सा हमको शर्बत ए दीदार चाहिए
थोड़ा सा हमको शर्बत ए दीदार चाहिए
थोड़ा सा हमको शर्बत ए दीदार चाहिए
थोड़ा सा हमको शर्बत ए दीदार चाहिए
पी पी के जिसे झूमें हमको प्यार चाहिये
पी पी के जिसे झूमें हमको प्यार चाहिये
थोड़ा सा हमको शर्बत ए दीदार चाहिए

हा हा आ

आ आ आsss
दौलत ना चाहिए मुझे
न माल चाहिए
आss आsssss
आssss आsssssssss
अरे रोटी ना चाहिए मुझे
ना दाल चाहिए॰॰ए॰॰ए
फिर क्या चाहिए
अरे जो हाथ में है तेरे वो रुमाल चाहिए
समझे ना
जो हाथ में है तेरे वो रुमाल चाहिए
जो हाथ में है तेरे वो रुमाल चाहिए
जो हाथ में है तेरे वो रुमाल चाहिए
आशिक हैं हमको इश्क़ का आज़ार चाहिए
आशिक हैं हमको इश्क़ का आज़ार चाहिए
अरे
थोड़ा सा हमको शर्बत ए दीदार चाहिए॰॰ए

हा आ

हाँ॰॰आँ
क़ातिल है तू अगर
तो मैं क़ातिल का
बा बा बा
बाप हूँ
बाप हूँ
नागिन है तू अगर
तो मैं ज़हरीला साँ॰॰प हूँ
तो फिर क्या हो
सब कुछ हूँ तेरे इश्क़ में खाना ख़राब हूँ
सब कुछ हूँ तेरे इश्क़ में खाना ख़राब हूँ
सब कुछ हूँ तेरे इश्क़ में खाना ख़राब हूँ
सब कुछ हूँ तेरे इश्क़ में खाना ख़राब हूँ
इक तेरे जैसा हमको भी दिलदार चाहिए
इक तेरे जैसा हमको भी दिलदार चाहिए

थोड़ा सा हमको शर्बत ए दीदार चाहिए
थोड़ा सा हमको शर्बत ए दीदार चाहिए


This article is written by Nahm, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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 :

4626 Post No. : 16276

Geeta Dutt – Solos and Duets (04)
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Here is a duet again by Geeta Dutt and Rafi Sahab as song no. 04 of the series. I shall try not to make this series of Raft-Geeta duets songs with every other song by them. No worries there I have a few interesting combination duets and truets lined up for this series and I can be forgiven if it is interspersed with a few of those gems by this jodi.  The more popular ones by the likes of OPN and SDB are already in the blog, among the remaining are by music directors who are lesser known.

The songs in the genre ‘chhed chhaad’ theme and light romanticism by Rafi-Geeta Dutt are well known.  The present song is on the same theme, but a not heard before song.  Vividh Bharati Mumbai was never playing it in the 80’s that much I can say for sure.  The days of listening to songs on Vividh Bharati are a memory, which I was reminded of today.  I visited a deserted a fruit/vegetable market in our area in the middle of the afternoon, when returning from an errand.  A few sleepy vendors were there with their wares open for sale.  A few of them were huddled around on one of the carts, having lunch or just doing gup-shup.  Interesting thing with the scene was the radio playing and an old song well remembered from the radio days was playing.  It was a duet of Mukesh and the words were philosophical and romantic, I recognized the song with the stanza and lyrics were coming to mind as sure as the clockwork.  I came home and meant to look up the song, as it was not heard for a long time.  It was somewhat like “Bol Meri Taqdeer Mein Kya Hai” from ‘Hariyali Aur Raasta’ (1962), but some other song.  Now it has slipped from the mind and I am hoping to hear it again somewhere and revisiting the melody.

This line in the first stanza “le le tu sitaaron se gawaahi” is as if it is somewhere else or in some other song I have heard, especially the word ‘gawaahi’ and the way Rafi Sahab is intoning it sounds as if I have heard it somewhere before also.  ‘gawaahi’ is not a very common word in film songs.  There is a song in ‘Daamini’ which goes “Gawaah Hain Chaand Taare Gawaah Hain”.    Also, the composition and music sound very much like OPN style.  And hearing some sounds in the background music, I think it can even be a ‘tonga song’.

Only one song from the film ‘Khiladi’ (1961) is posted in the blog – “Ho Gori Kaabur Aur Bukhaara“. Music composer is Sardul Kwatra and lyricist is Prem Dhawan as per the info in the excel sheet of Rafi songs.  The excel sheet shows only the present song from this film and the song already posted in the blog, a Rafi-Shamshad duet is missing in the list.  Myswar.com is not showing the film at all.  So, I had to refer to the excel sheet for lyricist’s name.  Listening to both the songs now, it is clear that both songs are filmed on different characters in the film.  Not just by the change of female singer, but also by the sound of Rafi Sahab’s voice.  Excel sheet made up with the help of geetkosh is listing only one Rafi song in this film, and now the blog has two such duets.  So, it is possible that there are more songs in the film, which were not recorded in the geetkosh even.  Only someone with the 60’s decade HFGK can ascertain this.  If this goes on like this, given a few more accidental discoveries, final list of Rafi songs is going to be around 5000, kheench khaanch kar :).  There is a very good chance that this blog will be the place where the record is most accurate in terms of number of songs sung by Rafi Sahab, and others artists also.

Rafi sahab is a little subdued here, in the sense, that he is not making many ‘harkaten’ or ‘murkiyaan’ etc like Geeta Dutt is doing.   Or rather trying his best to sound restrained, to suit the character in the film, maybe.  But it is a very melodious and hummable song and sounds too good.

I can’t get the sound of ‘gawaahi’ out of my head since I heard this song again and again while writing the post just now.  This is how much the obscure films and their songs are made memorable by the commitment of singers like Geeta Dutt and Rafi Sahab, who always gave 110 % to each and every song.

Song – Hato Hato Jaao Ji Jaao, Jhoothi Baaten e Na Banaao (Khiladi) (1961) Singer – Geeta Dutt, Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics – Prem Dhawan, MD – Sardool Kwatra

Lyrics 

hato hato
jaao ji jaao
o jhooti baatien en
e na banaao
o hato hato
jaao ji jaao
jhooti baatien
e na banaao

hua hai qusoor
kaisa hum se huzoor
hua hai qusoor
kaisa hum se huzoor
itna to zara batlaao

haay haay
hato hato
kyun ji
jaao ji jaao
aisa
o jhooti baatien en
e na banaao

tthandi tthandi aahen
saari raat bhari hain
le le tu sitaaron se gawaahi
hum bhi to tere liye
rahe hain tadapte
hum ko bhi neend na aayi
arey karo na guroor
yoon na raho door door
karo na guroor
yoon na raho door door
aur na dil ko jalaao
haay haay
hato hato
jaao ji jaao
ho jhooti baatien en
e na banaao

khil khil jaati hain
nazar mein bahaaren
milte hi tujh se nigaahen
jab jab bhi
mera dil hai dhadaktaa
sunti hoon teri hi sadaayen
aankhon ka ho noor
mere dil ka suroor
aankhon ka ho noor
mere dil ka suroor
ab to na aankh churaao
aay haay
hato hato
jaao ji jaao
o jhooti baatien en
e na banaao

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Hindi Script Lyrics
(Provided by Nahm ji)
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हटो हटो
जाओ जी जाओ
ओ झूठी बातें॰ ॰ ॰
ए ना बनाओ
ओ हटो हटो
जाओ जी जाओ
ओ झूठी बातें॰ ॰ ॰
ए ना बनाओ

हुआ है क़ुसूर
कैसा हम से हुज़ूर
हुआ है क़ुसूर
कैसा हम से हुज़ूर
इतना तो ज़रा बतलाओ

हाए हाए
हटो हटो
क्यूँ जी
जाओ जी जाओ
ऐसा
ओ झूठी बातें॰ ॰ ॰
ए ना बनाओ

ठंडी ठंडी आहें
सार रात भरी हैं
ले ले तू सितारों से गवाही
हम भी तो तेरे लिए
रहे हैं तड़पते
हमको भी नींद ना आई
अरे करो ना गुरूर
यूं ना रहो दूर दूर
करो ना गुरूर
यूं ना रहो दूर दूर

और ना दिल को जलाओ
हाए हाए
हटो हटो
जाओ जी जाओ
ओ झूठी बातें॰ ॰ ॰
ए ना बनाओ

खिल खिल जाती हैं
नज़र में बहारें
मिलते ही तुझसे निगाहें
जब जब भी
मेरा दिल है धड़कता
सुनती हूँ तेरी ही सदाएं
आँखों का हो नूर
मेरे दिल का सुरूर
आँखों का हो नूर
मेरे दिल का सुरूर
अब तो ना आँख चुराओ
आए हाए
हटो हटो
जाओ जी जाओ
ओ झूठी बातें॰ ॰ ॰
ए ना बनाओ


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 :

4624 Post No. : 16274

I have stumbled upon some very melodious and wonderful songs in recent weeks and months. I am saving all the links for various series in various folders, but don’t seem to get around to writing the posts. But my speed has reduced since I started using my new HP laptop, which is a gaming one. I had to go for this as I wanted 1 TB data with SSD, whatever that means. I am told that SSD is for higher speed. This was the only model available, without touch screen. So the games and other binge watching tendencies are hampering my blog output.

But the lure of old film songs is also strong enough, that I go to youtube frequently and end up saving a few song links every time, after checking if they are posted in the blog. This way I get to hear and sometimes see, some forgotten old melodies, known and unknown.

One of such songs is this ‘chhaaya geet’ duet by Talat Mehmood and Lata Mangeshkar from the film Zindagi (1956). The music director is Mohammed Shafi Niazi, and lyricist is Kaifi Azmi. This is the first opportunity for me to post a duet by Talat-Lata, as all well known songs by these were posted early on in the first three years of this blog inception.

Details about Mohammed Shafi are given in this post. The post also contains his filmography. This is one of the two songs posted in the blog, the other one being abhi to saji hai muraadon ki duniya. Seeing the filmography, the last film of mohammed Shafi is ‘Dayaar-e-madina’ 1975. I have seen that movie at Maratha Mandir, in one of its re-releases. I fondly remember the fabulous Rafi naat from the film:

Madad Keejiye taajdar-e-madinaa
ham aankhon se dekhen dayaar-e-madinaa

The song is posted here by Sudhir Sir, on my farmaish, no less.

28 songs composed by Mohammed Shafi are posted in the blog. Total may reach a hundred songs by him seeing that he has composed songs for 23 films, some of the them partly. There is some clarity required regarding his surname also, as everywhere that I could see including on the blog and the posts, his name is given as Mohammed Shafi, Mohammad Shafi Nagri etc. Only in the stats page on the blog, his name is mentioned as Mohammed Shafi Niazi. Having read Sudhir Sir’s post referred above, I am reasonably sure that this Mohammed Shafi, the musician is not part of the Niazi clan to which the current Prime minister of Pakistan belongs.

In this romantic duet song, I can say that there is no sign of the infamous ‘galat Mehmood’, and the singing is perfect if a bit lower than the lowest note of music. I mean Talat Mehmood, whose tally on the blog is 387 out of 450. Kaifi Azmi is not out at 211 🙂 .

The blog has 60 such duets by Talat Mehmood and Lata Mangeshkar. The last of these was posted on 31.12.2020, and the one posted prior to this was on 08/08/2017 and the third last such song was on 16.07.2015. So rare are these gems, and I am honoured to write a posts for such a rarely occurring miracle. This truly is a ‘once in a blue moon’ kind of song. This could well be the last remaining duet of Lata-Talat, but we can hope that there are 2-3 more such songs left.

My absolute favourite duet of these two is this one from Jahan Ara (1964):
Ae sanam aaj ye qasam khaayen
gayaa andhera hua ujaala
Teri chamakti aankhon ke aage
Nain miley nain huye baawre
ye nayi nayi preet hai
o dildaar bolo ek baar
Seene mein sulagte hain armaan
AAha rimjhim ke ye pyaare pyaare geet liye
Itna na mujhse tu pyaar badha

The list is not quite the perfect 10, but these are the song, I could find on the blog listed under Duets by Talat-Lata. Incidentally, this last one in the list is the song which I heard in the vegetable market last Sunday. The one I referred to in the last post of Geeta Dutt series. Lucky me to have found this song twice in 8 days. Who will miss knowing Mozart, with such songs to lose and find in a life time? Not me, for sure.


Song-Muskuraa ke zakhm khaana aa gaya (Zindagi)(1956) Singers-Lata Mangeshkar, Talat Mehmood, Lyrics-Kaifi Azmi, MD-Mohammed Shafi
Both

Lyrics

aaa aaa aaa
aaaa aaaa aaa
aa aa aa aa aa

naam
honthon pe teraa

aaa aaa aa aa aa
dil mein teri yaad rahe ae
aaa aaa aa aa aa
ham rahen yaa na rahen
aaa aa aaa aaa
pyaar ye aabaad rahe ae

muksuraa ke
muskuraa ke zakhm khaana aa gayaa aa
muskuraa ke zakhm khaana aa gayaa

naaz ulfat ka uthhaana
naaz ulfat ka utthhaana aa gaya aa aa aa
muskuraa ke zakhm khaana aa gayaa

aaa aaaaaa
aaa aaa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa

mud ke tera dekhnaa yeh
baar baar
jaate jaate
laut aati hai bahaar

phool kaanton mein khilaana aa gayaa aa aa aa
muskuraa ke zakhm khaana aa gayaa

ah haa haaa aaa
ah haa haa haa aaa
ah haa haaa aaa
ah haa haa haa aaa

jaan o dil sadqe kiye jaate hain ham
tum ko aankhon mein liye ae jaate hain ham
aarzoo ka ghar sajaana aa gayaa aa aa
muskuraa ke zakhm khaana aa gayaa aa aa
muskuraa ke zakhm khaana aa gayaa

naaz ulfat ka uthhaaana
naaz ulfat ka utthaaana aa gaya aa aa aa
muksuraa ke
muskuraa ke zakhm khaana aa gayaa


What is this blog all about

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

This is a labour of love, where “new” songs are added every day, and that has been the case for over TWELVE years. This blog has over 16400 song posts by now.

This blog is active and online for over 4000 days since its beginning on 19 july 2008.

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Total number of songs posts discussed

16433

Number of movies covered in the blog

Movies with all their songs covered =1270
Total Number of movies covered =4463

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